"Light upon light. Allah guideth unto His light whom He will. And Allah speaketh to mankind in allegories, for Allah is Knower of all things." — Holy Qur'an 24:35
Imamat Day 2009 :: A Time to Reflect on the Spiritual Status and Role of
NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.)
Ya Ali Madad. On the auspicious occasion of Imamat Day 2009, please accept our heartfelt felicitations. May the peace and baraka of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam be on you, your family, your Jamat and the Worldwide Jamat. May Mowla bless all of us with Golden Noorani Didars in our foreheads and Didars with different Jamats around the world! Ameen.
In this post, I would like to present great wisdoms regarding the Institution of Imam and Imamat, and our relationship with it:
Application of the Above Knowledge:
At the Homage Ceremony, held at Aiglemont (France), on July 11, 2007, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam said "Today I place my hand on the shoulder of every murid around the world". The bond of the oath of allegiance (baiyat) can only be nurtured through absolute obedience and ardent love for the Holy Imam. Salman-i Farsi, Pir Shams, Pir, Sadardin, Pir Hasan Kabirdin and many other great souls are bright examples of great mu'mins who walked on the path of higher spiritual enlightenment with absolute obedience to and ardent love for the Imam of the respective time.
Let us take a moment to read an article entitled 'Ismaili Ethos of Higher Spiritual Enlightenment and Service to Humanity' and then use 'Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicators' as a tool for self-assessment. The path is long and difficult but the reward is the achievement of the status of being a REAL spiritual child of the Holy Imam! And best of all, it is possible to do this!
Let us offer gratitude to the present and living Holy Imam and recite a bouquet of salwats to strengthen our knowledge (ilm) and faith (iman). May NOOR Mowlana increase our conviction to become true Ismaili Muslims.
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
Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!
Follow these links to read an article or a poem on salwat, or hear the recitation of Ayatul Kursi and Salwat.
Ya Ali, Ya NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, grant us, our families, our Jamats, the worldwide Jamat, the Muslim Ummah, and humanity at large, luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) ta'id (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.
O Mowla make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani Didars in our foreheads and Didars with different Jamats around the world! Ameen.
Peace, light, barakat, tayid, Golden Noorani Didar and Didar with the Jamat,
Thursday, July 9, 2009