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:: Candle Post #42 :: What is the Significance of Continuous Bandagi Over 40-days? ::
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad. The Baitul Khayal satado for spiritual elevation starts on Friday, May 8, 2009 and ends on Thursday, May 14, 2009 in Canada. For those who are participating in the 40-day project entitled "Welcoming NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.) to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada", this 7-day period will be a great boost because we all will be performing bandagi and additional dhikr. In order to emphasize the performace of bandagi, I have added a new column in project execution page. Click here to view the updated project execution page.
What is the background for performing bandagi for 40 days?
'In a sacred Hadith, God has said: "I kneaded the clay of Adam's creation with both My hands every morning (constantly) for forty days".
The moral from the above teaching:
Each one of us has a potential spiritual world that needs to be developed. This is the reason we have Baitul Khyal bandagi (meditation) in our Tariqah. However, this practice requires conviction, effort, courage, action, discipline and a permanent change of lifestyle. To wake up is a blessing, to sit in bandagi is a blessing, to be purified is a blessing, and to be enlightened is a blessing! To perform bandagi continually after the satado is also a blessing!
Now let us use the following excerpt from a supplication of Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi in which he seeks Light for each atom of his being and for everything in his personal world as a model prayer for our 7-day and 40-day projects:
'I ask of You, by your Name with which You pour forth light upon the receptacles and with which You dispel the darkness of obscurities: fill my being with light from Your Light, which is the substance of every light and the true goal of every desire, so that nothing may obscure me from what You have deposited in each atom of my being.'
(Source: Muhyiddin Ibn 'Arabi. The Seven Days of the Heart. Translated by Pablo Beneito and Stephen Hirtenstein. 2000. Anqa Publishing, Oxford. Page 66)
Applications of the Above Knowledge
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),
Thursday, May 7, 2009
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