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"He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful." — Holy Qur'an 57:9


Gem No. 16: How can a pious murid enter the luminosity of the Imam and the Qur'an?


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:

In order to answer the above question, let us study the tawil of word 'Dhikrukum' (Your remembrance) :

"See the blessed words of verse (21:10): "Fihi dhikrukum":
  1. "In it is exhortation for you";
  2. "In it is the remembrance of ism-i a'zam for you"; and
  3. "In it is your own remembrance provided you are successful."
When the Imam of the time grants ism-i a'zam to one of his murids, it is certainly from the holy Qur'an. The purpose of the miraculous bridge of special 'ibadat (i.e. 'ibadat of ism-i azam) is that he or she may enter the luminosity of the Imam and the Qur'an."
(Source: Tawil 363: A Thousand Wisdoms pp. 196-197)

Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
The Holy Imam elevates his followers by blessing them with Ism-i Azam. The remembrance of this great name leads to enlightenment. In the following verse from Moti Venti, Pir Hasan Kabirdin teaches us the Great Name (Ism-i Azam) of the Lord is the key to overcome the tribulations on the road to the Eternal. The Pir also says that the Lord has innumerable names and each name has its own luminosity, power, blessing and mystery.

Eji sâmi ati dukh chhê saragni vatmâ(n)
tê tamârâ nâmthi dukh duraj thâya
satgur sâheb to ek chhê
tê nâm bhêdthi orakhâya
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri ............................................
0 Lord, Innumerable are the tribulations on the road to the Eternal,
which will vanish with Your (sacred) name (ism-e azam).
You are the only True Guide,
known by different names and mysteries.

Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you. ........................


Let us pray for a Noorani Didar in our foreheads! Ameen.

Part 2. Dhikr Section:

Let us refer to ta'wil of the word 'Ism a'zam (Supreme Name of God):

"Imam Jafar as-Sâdiq has said: "Allah has concealed one name, i.e., the supreme Name and He has 360 names." (Lughât, Sin, p. 175). The supreme Name or the great secret is in two forms: as a word and as a person. As a word, it is "al-hayy'l-qayyûm" (the Everling, the Everlasting) (2:255); 3:2) and as a person it is the True Guide, i.e., the Prophet and Imam of the time (See Wajh, p. 124-129)."
(Source: Tawil 64: A Thousand Wisdoms, p.48)

'Allahu laaa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huu 'Al-Hayyul-Qayyuum (Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal) is the first sentence of Ayatul Kursi, the most important ayat of the Holy Qur'an 2:255). From Ismaili point of view, we say that the beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam is living and his Noor is eternal. Therefore, today we will implore him with this most powerful prayer: Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim, Ya Sahebuz-Zaman:

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

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam
O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam

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 6 to 10):

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Āshāji e narniyu(n) nāriu jē sāchi thai
tēnā jugmā(n)hē nām lakhānāji
hurāu(n) pachās tē jiv mānasē
tēnā sariyā sarvē kām
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord The wives of such a Husband who have been truthful
their names have been written in history
Fifty angels have been at their service
and they have perfected their work
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji suāg sāmi jē nāri thai rahi
tē sati sohi sajānji
kas pāyā jēnē jugmā(n)hē
tārē nar thayā mahērbān
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord The woman who has remained married (devoted) to the Lord
is indeed known as the saint
Whoever has undergone physical hardships in this
world (on the path of Sirat-al-Mustaqueem)
at that time the Husband was merciful
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji muj narini lājaj rākhajo
suno mārā narji
nar charanē nāri hirakhē ghanu(n)
jē pāsē nar rahē nirvān
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord Keep the honour of me your wife
Listen my respectful Husband
At the feet of the Husband the wife becomes very happy
and besides her the Husband is present for certain
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji narnē partāpē nāri ugarē
tē srēvāe ugārē pāraji
sēvā kari jēnē mēvā pāyā
nya sarag mi(n)jār
Hari ana(n)t ...................................
Oh Lord Through the rememberance of the Husband, the wife is saved
and she overcomes the earthly limits through worship
Those who served and reaped the fruits thereof
are the ones who are enjoying them in the heavens
Hari You are eternal; ........................
Āshāji chār kanyāu(n) dēvni chhē
ek aradh a(n)gni sārji
Pir Hasan Kabirdin shāhnē vinvē
sāmi mārā karo amāri sār

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 The four women are of the spirits,
having completed their mission, are merged in the spirit
(This refers to Pahelaaj, Harischandra, Jujesthann and Pir Sadardin)
one is essentially half bodied (refers to his mission as being incomplete)
Pir Hasan Kabirdin pleads to the Lord
Oh our Lord perfect us
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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