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Gem No. 14 :: What is in the Spiritual Treasury of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam?

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

Ya Ali Madad. First of all, we would like to extend Didar Mubarak, Idd-e-Adha Mubarak, Salgirah Mubarak and Idd-e-Gaddir Mubarak to the global jamat. May the peace, barakat and Light flow into our personal worlds from our beloved Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam! Ameen.

On the occasion upcoming darbar in Paris, France in this extended Golden Jubilee year of our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us reflect on the following question:

What is in the Spiritual Treasury of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam?

In order to answer this question, I am going to use the concept of Ruh'l-Qudus (Holy Spirit):

  1. What is Ruh'l-Qudus (Holy Spirit) from an Ismaili Point of View?

    "The Holy Spirit literally means the sacred soul. It is the mazhar (locus of manifestation) of the Divine name quddus (the Holy). Therefore, the Holy Spirit itself is pure and keeps pure from all kinds of uncleanliness all those from whom, according to the Divine command, it manifests in the form of knowledge, wisdom, rectitude and guidance. This is the purport of the verse which is revealed about the pure ahl al-bayt (the Family of the Holy Prophet): "Indeed Allah wishes to remove (all kinds of) uncleanliness from you, O ahl al-bayt, and purify you as ought to be purified." (33:33). Thus the ahl al-bayt are called "Five Holy Persons (panj tan-i pak)" because of this Holy Spirit. The purpose of God keeping them away from all kinds of uncleanliness is to grant them the lofty ranks of heavenly revelation and Divine knowledge and make them the model of mercy and means of guidance for the people of the world."
    [Source: Pir Nasir-i Khusraw and Spirituality, p. 18]

  2. Why is the Holy Imam Distinct and Unique?

    "The distinction and unique position of the Holy Imam in the world of humanity is due to the Holy Spirit given to him, by which the soul necessarily remains pure. For, the Holy Spirit has all meanings of being pure and purifying. The Holy Spirit rests on the human or rational soul and therefore its center is above the centre of the rational soul, i.e., the forehead, which is the highest place in the human personality and is the place of manifestation of spiritual miracles."
    [Source: What is Soul?, p. 2]

  3. What is Hazaratu'l-Quds?

    "Literally it means the holy enclosure, and technically it means the domain of the First Intellect, the abode of 'ibda (origination), the place of the secrets of pre-eternity (azal) and post-eternity (abad), the treasure of realities and recognitions, the fountainhead of the Light of lights, Paradise of the personal world and rank of the truth of certainty."
    [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p. 115]

  4. What is Hazaratu'l-Quds from a Perspective of Azal and Abad?

    "The recognition of everything is in abad or the sacred Sanctuary (Hazaratu'l-qudus) of the personal world, because there the universe of knowledge and wisdom is gathered together and enfolded in the hand of God. Thus, wherever abad (pre-eternity) is mentioned in the Qur'an, azal (post eternity) is also mentioned at the same place.

    The sacred Sanctuary, i.e., the greatest treasure of secrets is in the light of the forehead of the manifest Imam, where God has gathered together all things related to knowledge, recognition and spirituality."
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, p. 25]

  5. What can a True Mu'min get from the Spiritual Treasury of the Holy Imam?

    "The same sacred light also arises in the forehead of the perfect arif for the sake of recognition. Thus, azal, abad and other realities are gathered together and centered in the enclosure of light of the forehead (of the arif or the true mumin). "
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, p. 25]

  6. What Kind of Didar is Available to a True Mu'min from the Spiritual Treasury of the Holy Imam?

    "A very useful question which compels every mu'min to reflect more and more on the sacred Hadith concerning nawafil (closeness to Allah), is: (i) When God becomes the ear of His closest servant, what can he hear? (ii) When He becomes his inner eye what scenes can he see? Is Divine vision (Noorani Didar) possible in such a case? (iii) When He becomes his hand, what kinds of acts can he accomplish? and (iv) When He becomes his foot, to what destination does he walk by it?"
    [Source: A Thousand Wisdoms, p. 467]

  7. What are Practical Ways to Nurture our Spiritual Bond with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam?

    To prepare for Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didars and also strengthen our bond with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, let us practise our faith with conviction by attending Jamat Khana regularly, submitting dasond, saying three Duas on time, practising bandagi because it is a luminous prayer, reciting angelic salwats, performing abundant dhikr, performing volunteer service, balancing din and duniya, and accumulating material, spiritual and luminous nazranas in our personal worlds. Educational resources for higher spiritual enlightenment are listed on the index page of

    Let us pray to NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam to bestow upon us a life of external and internal peace. May Mowla also grace us with the spiritual enlightenment for continual guidance in our outer and inner dimensions. Ameen.

    Key References:

    Golden Noorani Didar Preparation Gems Download PDF
    Ten Indicators of Higher Spiritual Enlightenment Download PDF
    Welcoming Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam to our Spiritual Houses Download PDF


  8. 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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