Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"O mankind! Now hath a proof from your Lord come unto you, and We have sent down unto you a clear light." — Holy Qur'an 4:175


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

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 essential life, true knowledge, vision of the Throne and release from the shackles of limited belief:

"I am crying out to You, as one who is distant calls for help from one who is close! I am beseeching You, as a lover yearning for their beloved! I am entreating You, as one constrained petitions one who favourably responds to their need!

O God, I ask You to lift up the veil of the Unseen and to untie the knots of supposition and doubt! O God, make me living through You with essential life! Teach me Your Private Knowledge, a knowledge that embraces the mysteries of all that is knowable! By Your Infinite Power, open up for me the treasure of the Garden of Paradise and the Throne and the Essence, and make my moon disappear beneath the lights of [Your] Qualities! By Gracious Benevolence liberate me from all the shackles of limited belief!

(Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford, p.36)

Now let us draw our inspiration from the following verses of Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado:

Âshâji âp amârâ utâro sâmi
amê chhie gunêhgârji
darshan tamârâ jabahi mê(n) dekhyâ
târê chhutâ sarvê ja(n)jâl
Hari ana(n)t.....63

Oh Lord reduce (pardon) our sins
as we are all sinful
When I (we) have your Didar (spiritual vision)
then I (we) will be free from all the (worldly) tribulations
Hari You are eternal.....63

Âshâji hâmê gunêhgar ba(n)dâbhi têrâ
tamê chho bakshenhârji
sarvê jiv tamâri sêvâyê lâgâ
tamê chho nar avtar
Hari ana(n)t.....38

Oh Lord I am the sinner and also Your created being
You are the forgiver of my sins
All the souls are at your service
You are the Manifested Lord
Hari You are eternal.....38

Related Link:
Selected verses of Anant Akhado and dhikr for spiritual elevation
(text and translation)(PDF)

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. 25, 2009

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