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Gem No. 15: What can be achieved through bandagi and ism-i azam?


Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.


Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts.


Part 1. Knowledge Section on Bandagi:

The answer the above question, let us study the mechnnism of the achievement our beloved Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.):

"From the numerous Qur'anic verses it is an established fact that the Prophet had spiritual relation and the luminous connection with the blessed ism-i azam (Supreme Name) of his Lord. The Prophet used to remember the ism-i azam and its accompanying great names (asma 'uzzam) of God before and after attaining the status of prophethood, and God had made him the treasurer of the spiritualism, luminousness, knowledge and wisdom of all His great names."
(Source: Divine Remembrance, p. 17)

What is the teaching of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) on the topic of bandagi and dhikr?

The answer is given in the following excerpt of his firman:

"Khudavandtaâlâ tamârâ tarafthi e eechê chhê kê tamê bandagi ibadat karo. Uthtâ, bêstâ khudanê yâd karo."
Literal translation: God desires from you that you perform bandagi and ibadat (luminous prayer). Remember God when you wake up and while you are sitting and walking (i.e., be God conscious at all times).
(Bâgâmoyo, 21-9-1899)

Please note that Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah (a.s.) has explicitly stated that we should perform bandagi regularly. He has then commanded us to be God conscious for the remaining of the day and night. God consciousness results in purification which results in much greater happiness and progress during bandagi. Let us pray for a Golden Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

Part 2. Dhikr Section:

The relationship between Allah, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has been described by Pir Shihabu'd-din Shah Al-Husayni as follows:

"Muhammad and 'Ali both were manifestations of one and the the same Divine Light, but they came in two different persons (libâs,—dress) in order to uphold each other's mission among humans, and in order to introduce each other to people."
"The holy Light which manifested in Muhammad and 'Ali continued in the world through Fatima, in her sons, Hasan and Husayn, and no power in the world can extinguish this Light. It is said (9:32): 'they wanted to extinguish the Light of God, but God brings His light through, to the end,' i.e., to the completion of its mission"
(Source: True Meaning of Religion, p. 31)

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad, Ya Ali tasbis to call on the Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). At present, the Lights of Muhammad and Ali are manifested in NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam (Please recite the Holy Salwat).

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali
Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart

Recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!


Part 3. Anant Nâ Nav Chhugâ Verses (Chhugo Number 8, verses 1 to 5):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji evi nāriyu(n) tāri ati ghani chhē
tē karē chhē shangārji
pāki nāri jē hoi rahi
tē poti dēvnē duār

hari ana(n)t ana(n)t
hari ana(n)tējo svāmi shāh
ana(n)tējo a(n)t tu(n)hē jānējē
Hari ana(n)t ...................................

Oh Lord Such women of yours are in large numbers
and they are decorating (Your abode)
The ones who remained ripened (matured) wives
have reached the doorstep of the Lord's abode
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji jyārē nar nāriku(n) lāvyā
nē kidhi hamāri sārji
muj nārinē ghēr naraj āvyā
tē ja(m)puadip mi(n)jār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord When the Husband brought the wife home
then He perfected me
At my home It was only my Husband who came
and He came in the Indian Subcontinent
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji nāri puri pritni kahie
tēnu(n) Pir Sadardin nāmji
sāchi nāri tāri thai rahi
tamē chho sāchā morā sām
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord We regard the wife of complete love and devotion
whose name is Pir Sadardin
She became and remained as Your true wife
You are my true Lord
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji sat karinē jēnē shāhnē srevyā
teni vēd mā(n)hē chhē sāchi shā(n)khji
sacho nar māro sāmi rājo
tēnu(n) nām alakh Aly avtār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord Whoever regards the Lord as the truth and worships Him accordingly
In his/her recitation of the scriptures there is the true link (with the Lord)
The true Husband is my Lord
and His name is the undescriptible Manifestation of Ali
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji enē nārnā suāgi bēthā
tē bēthā sarag mi(n)jārji
enē nāri pāsē narji rahyā
tēnā haidē tē hirakh na māya
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord The marriage partners of this Husband are seated
and they are seated inside the heaven
It is with such wives that the Husband stayed
and the happiness in their hearts cannot be contained
Hari You are eternal; ........................


Part 4. Angelic Salwat
Let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad:
O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma


101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!


Part 5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of spiritual knowledge, tasbis and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.


Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)


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