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"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122


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Gem No. 2 :: Holy Batuni-Noorani Didar and Tauba (Sincere Repentance)

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. 2;
4. Special Dhikr; and
5. Angelic Salwat Dhikr.

Part 1: Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin (r.a.)

The following verse is taken from Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Anant Akhado on the topic of repentance (Tauba). The gist of verse 116 is: If a persons repents, his (or her) sins are forgiven. The Pir says that he loves the believers who do not commit the same sins again.

Âshâji satsêthi jê gatmâhê âvê
gatnu(n) mêlo sohiji
pâp utrâvi pâchhâ nahi(n) karê
sohi jiv ham tumku(n) pyâra
Hari ana(n)t
Oh Lord A person who comes to the gat with true intentions
gets the benefits of the gathering
Having asked for pardon of his (her) sins,
he (she) does not commit them again
is indeed the soul which is dear to me and you
(the Pir and the Imam)
Hari You are eternal;

We have to take the maximum benefit of the chanta in the upcoming Chandraat majlis and purify ourselves before we go in the presence of the Holy Imam. However, as noted above, the fundamental requirement is to abstain from committing the same sins again.

Part 2: How is repentance related to obedience, Holy Didar and Ismaili lifestyle?

Let us first reflect on the following quotations:

  1. Internal Ablutions in Search of the Holy Didar:

    "The ablution of the head means to keep oneself obedient to the Imam. The ablution of the hand is swearing allegiance (bay'at dadan) to the Imam of the time. The ablution of the foot is to advance along Imam's way in obedience to him. The ablution of the heart is to keep steady in affection for the Imam. The ablution of the tongue is to keep on continually remembering (dhikr) the Imam. The ablution of the eye is to have the chance of the didar of the Imam of the time."
    [Source: Teachings of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.), p.61)

  2. Characteristics of a real believer:

    "The (real) believer is one who sees his own sins, fears them, and repents for them.(p.5)

    The (real) believer is one who is afraid of the day of Resurrection when God (Haqq) will demand of him the account of his sins, and who before that day of settlement keeps an account of his sins every day himself. (p.4)

    The (real) believer is one who realizes his own position and state, who does not forget these, who does not forget about the agonies of death and the bitterness of the moment when the soul shall part with the body, who is afraid of the tortures of the future, and of the answers to be given to the questions of Munkar and Nakir. (p.5)

    The (real) believer is one who always feels that the All-Forgiving Lord is present before him and sees him, that He is just there, nearer to him than his own self." (p.5)
    [Source: Teachings of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.)]

Believers are on a path of continual improvement. People do make mistakes, but believers analyze their mistakes and take positive actions to correct them. This examination is critical for creating purity in each and every action. In this way, believers develop a lifestyle which is firmly grounded in the principles of faith. Great believers follow the path of religion with insight because they understand the nature of outward and inward sins, and strive to remain pure and humble. However, as they are also human, they commit sins and have to seek forgiveness from Allah on a continual basis.

Part 3: Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Indicator No. 2: Sincere Repentance

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

If the sincere repentance of our Holy Prophets and Holy Pirs (weeping over sins and taking a vow not to commit the same sins again) is given a rating of 10, and not repenting 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. This is a very important matter because if it is left undone, the weight of the sins exceeds the weight of good deeds from the perspective of the soul. This leads to darkness.

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 for 7 weeks

Repentance is the mechanism to return to our Creator therefore it is appropriate to use the tasbi: Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer, and I turn to Him in repentance)to implement this Divine command. Let us use the Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi tasbi to clear the path of our return journey to our Creator.

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

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi
Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer
and I turn to Him in repentance.

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.

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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