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"And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light." — Holy Qur'an 57:19

 

How is The Holy Imam Spiritually Linked to Allah and Other Prophets?

 

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

 

Ya Ali Madad! This post has five parts.

 

Part 1: How is The Holy Imam Spiritually Linked to Allah and Other Prophets?

In the first post of this series, I presented a list of spiritual and luminous attributes of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. In this post, let us explore how is the Holy Imam spiritually related to the Progeny of Ibrahim (a.s.), the Progeny of Muhammad (s.a.s.). and to Allah.

"Another proof of how the light, the real existence of the Prophets and Imams is hidden in the Word (bol, ism-i azam), is mentioned in the Qur'an regarding Hazrat Ibrahim: "And he (Ibrahim) made it (i.e., the Light of Prophethood and Imamat) a Word enduring among his children, that they may return (to Him)" (43:28). That is Hazrat Ibrahim entrusted his children with all the attributes and characteristics of Prophethood and Imamat in the form of a pure and wisdom-filled Word, which continues in his progeny till the Resurrection.
 
Further, it should be known that the spiritual and luminous existence of the Prophet also was hidden in the pure Word, as God says: "So keep your duty to Allah, O men of understanding! O ye who believe! Now Allah has sent down unto you a dhikr (remembrance) who is a messenger reciting unto you the clear verses of Allah, so that those who believe and do good deeds may be brought from darkness into light." (65:10-11).
 
This verse is addressed to the Imams of ahl al-bayt, for they only are on the perfect level of intellect and faith, and the Light of the Prophet in the form of dhikr, has descended upon them and by the virtue of that, they are called ahl al-dhikr, the people of remembrance. This dhikr or Word is the Light of Prophethood and Imamat which contains the luminous and living realities of the Qur'an. And the purpose of this light in the form of dhikr to the pure Imams is that they may bring the mu'mins, who do good deeds, from darkness into light. This shows that the Holy Light of the Prophet, which continues to be transferred from one Imam to another Imam, is acting and manifesting in the form of dhikr or Word.
 
In connection to this Word, it is said about the mu'mins of the period of Prophethood: "Then Allah sent down His peace (sakinah) unto His messenger and upon the believers and attached to them the word of righteousness (kalimatu't-taqwa), and they were worthy of it and entitled to it." (48:26). In this verse, it is said in the way of wisdom that when mu'mins, in addition to 'ibadat, perform extremely great services for religion, God sends down to them a special kind of spiritual peace, as a result of which, the miraculous Word which is attached to them, starts to speak in their mind and heart automatically, i.e., the Divine remembrance continues in their heart and mind day and night, and then starts a chain of innumerable miracles."
 
(Source: Pir Nasir-i Khusraw and Spirituality, pages 39-41)

On SalmanSpiritual.com, there are a number of posts on the topic of ibadat and Supreme Name (bol, ism-i azam). You are welcome to study these. May Mowla inspire us to practice luminous prayer (ibadat, bandagi) at a luminous time (small watches of the night before sun rise) with a luminous Word (bol) so that we can position ourselves appropriately, from a spiritual and luminous perspective, for higher spiritual en;lightenment! Ameen.

 

Part 2: Teaching of Sayyed Khaan

In the following verse from the Ginan, Hu(n) re piyasi, Sayyed Khaan teaches us to remain focused on the Holy Imam by invoking His name with full concentration:

Recited by Shafiq Rawji

Eji Didaari hove so esa chahaave
Sahebji-ku(n) chhod kar orku(n) na dhiyaave
Didaari hoy so dil baandhe
Din din adka neh dhare
Ek man ho kar naam leve
Piyuka darshan so kare ji
 
0 Lord, He who desires the vision should wish not
to pay attention to anything other than the Master.
He who would have the vision attaches his heart to Him,
increasing his love day by day.
Through invoking His name in singleness of mind,
he achieves the vision of the Beloved.
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Follow this link to see the text, the literal translation of the other verses, and audio of this ginan. These verses of supplication soften, heal and purify the soul, and prepare it for enlightenment.

 

Part 3: 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 4. Angelic Salwat
Let us recite angelic salwats to invoke Divine grace and mercy.

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

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

or

101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

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

 

Part 5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of spiritual knowledge, tasbis and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

 

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

 

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