Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light." — Holy Qur'an 14:1


Timeless Batuni-Noorani Didar Preparation Gems for the Global Jamat
Holy Ginan verses, Gems of Knowledge and Special Dhikr

Gem No. 1 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and Iman (Faith)

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

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts:

1. Selected verses from beautiful ginans of our Holy Pirs;
2. Knowledge Section;
3. Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 1;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: Teaching of Pir Shams (r.a.)

The following verse is taken from Pir Shams's Saloko Moto:

Satgur kahêrê
Didâr kijê Shâh Ali tanâ
Anê kijie purê vishvâs
Imân râkhie sâchsu
To pâmie Shâhnâ didâr rê .....134

  The True Guide says:
See the Vision (Didâr) of the Lord Ali (of this time).
And do it with complete conviction (Imân).
Maintain faith in the Truth (of Imamat),
then you will attain the Light and Vision of the Lord (in your forehead). .....134

Part 2: What is the relationship between Islam and the Holy Imam and how does it relate to activities of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam (a.s.)?

Let us first reflect on the following quotations:

  1. "I define Islam for you in a way that nobody dare do it before me. Islam means obedience to God; obedience to God means having sincere faith in Him; such a faith means to believe in His Power; a belief in His Power means recognizing and accepting His Majesty; acceptance of His Majesty means fulfilling the obligations laid down by Him; and fulfillment of obligations means action."
    [Source: Nahjul Balagha: Sermons, letters and sayings of Hazrat Ali, Saying of Hazrat Ali number 124, p.286)
  2. "From that brief statement of my personal beliefs, I move on to as concise and as uncontroversial an exposition as I can give of Islam as it is understood and practised today. The present condition of mankind offers surely, with all dangers and all its challenges, a chance too—a chance of establishing not just material peace among nations but the better peace of God on earth. In that endeavour Islam can play its valuable constructive part, provided it is really understood and its spiritual and moral power recognized and respected."
    [His Highness The Aga Khan III: The Memoirs of Aga Khan, p. 172]

According to the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim belief system, the spiritual and moral power of Islam is embodied in the present and living Holy Imam. Therefore, from the above quotations and my personal belief, the last sentence of the quotation of His Highness Aga Khan III, brings forward the concept that if Islam has to play its valuable constructive part in establishing God's peace on earth, then the spiritual and moral power of the present Holy Imam has to be recognized and respected first. The first group of people who have already accepted this concept are the Ismailis themselves. However, a much greater concerted effort has to be made to actualize the spiritual recognition of the Light of Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.). The intensity of dhikr, bandagi, and service has to increase tremendously so that we may be spiritually prepared for the highly anticipated Darbars in different parts of the world! Ameen.

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 1: Faith in the Holy Imam

Now it is the time to conduct a self assessment by answering the following question:

At its highest level, faith is or becomes light ('Iman Noor chhe'; Source: Ruhani Raaz Gujrati firman book, p. 59), and is given a rating of 10, and not having faith in the Holy Imam at all is rated as zero, where do I stand?

If the answer is less than 10, that means that there is room for improvement. If once practices our Holy faith with conviction, then the score can improve over days, weeks or months!

Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator List

  1. Creating Staunch Faith in Noor Mowla Hazar Imam (a.s.)
  2. Sincere Repentance
  3. Submission of Dasond in Full and On Time
  4. Reciting the Holy Dua at Sacred Times
  5. Practising bandagi for higher spiritual enlightenment every morning
  6. Shedding torrential tears of love for the Holy Imam (Giryah-u zâri)
  7. Practising Dhikr in order to present spiritual and luminous nazranas
  8. Performing voluntary service for the Holy Imam, his Jamat and his institutions
  9. Being Imam conscious & ethical
  10. Recognizing the Light of the Holy Imam


Part 4: Special Dhikr

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

Ya Ali, Mowla Ali;
O Light of Eternal Ali, O Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam

Recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Part 5: Angelic Salwat

The recitation of angelic salwat tasbi with knowledge, understanding and ardent love leads purification of the soul, spiritual upliftment and enlightenment. It is one of the best ways to demonstrate ardent love to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam. Let us now present a bouquet of angelic salwats to our beloved Mowla. Real Audio and mp3 sound tracks are available for your convenience.

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

Recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

Global Prayer:
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) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually.

O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam bless us with many Holy Batuni-Noorani didars during the Diamond Jubilee year, and empower us to present Material, Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'golden noorani didar',
Noorallah Juma
Friday, May 12, 2017

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