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:: Candle Post #27 :: How to Supplicate for Angelic Virtues With a Strong Conviction? ::

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

Ya Ali Madad! Great Philosophers and Pirs composed supplications for higher spiritual enlightenment. The content of their supplications show the state of their spiritual refinement and intense yearning. Let us draw inspiration and develop strong conviction from the following supplication Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi in which he asks for angelic virtues which form a basis for being endowed with a governing divine nature:

"I ask of You, O my God, an eloquent tongue and truthful speech; appropriate understanding and an innermost centre of taste; a truly receptive heart and a discerning mind; radiant thought and insatiable yearning; eyes that are lowered [before You] and a burning desire. Grant me a hand of [total] empowerment and a strength that brookes no resistance; a soul at peace and supple limbs for obeying you. Purify me that I may come to You, and grant that I may be brought before You.

O my God, gift me with a heart by which I may be devoted to You in utter poverty (i.e., humility), led by yearning and driven by desire, [a heart] whose provison is fear [of You] and whose companion is restlessness, whose aim is [Your] closeness and acceptance! In Your Nearness lies the consummation of those who aim, and the fulfilment of the desire of those who search."

(Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford, p.26)

Now let us draw our inspiration from Sayyed Khaan's Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki ginan:

Eji Nahi kuchh hove so daasi kahaave
Apne Sahebji-ku(n) esa bhaave
Nahi kuchh hove so daasi kahaave
Nit uth adka neh dhare
Ek man ho kar naam leve
Iyu(n) kari jaalo deh re ji

It is by becoming nothing
that one is called a handmaiden.
Thus one pleases the Master.
It is by becoming nothing
that one is called a handmaiden,
ever arising to increase her love.
Through invoking His name in singleness of mind,
this is how you should destroy bodily attachments.. ...(9)

Eji Ek man thai Sahebji-su(n) rahiye
Hetesu(n) rang esa lahiye
Hek man thai rahiye Sahebji-su(n)
Chaaho ghaa?ero kijiye
Prem upar shish deve
To piya-ka darshan so kare ji

Through becoming single in mind, dwell with the Master.
Through love, such joys are attained.
Through becoming single in mind, dwell with the Master,
and feel intense love. He who sacrifices his head for love
attains the vision of the Beloved. ...(10)

Related Link:
Sayyed Khaan's Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki (text and translation)

Ardent Supplications:

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth!

Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. Ameen.

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

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only),
Noorallah Juma
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009

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