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"And We verily gave Moses and Aaron the Criterion (of right and wrong) and a light and a Reminder for those who keep from evil." — Holy Qur'an 21:48

Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam's ta'lim guides the murid to higher spiritual enlightenment & vision.

 

Invoking 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude and Angelic Salwat for a Golden Noorani Didar

Luminous Prayer Card for Day 12

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

Knowledge Section:

Wisdom 12:

"The Holy Qur'an says: "If you are grateful (to Me), I will increase (My favours) upon you". (14:7). It so happens that by gratitude light is shed on the favours of God and their value and greatness increase, whereas due to ingratitude they are overcast by darkness."

[Source: 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude]

Ginan Verses:

In the following verses of ginan, Ab teri mahobat laagi mere Saheb, Pir Shams teaches to seek inner vision of the Truth, which is none other than the Luminous (Noorani) Face of the Holy Imam:

Kholo parda, sanmukh dekho
Has has mukh dikhlaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
 
O my Lord! Open the curtain and look at me face to face.
Bless me with the sight of Your smiling face.
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Teri suratka Pir Shams piyaasa
Darshan daan dilaavo mere Saheb
Ab teri mahobat laagi
 
O my Lord! Pir Shams is thirsty for (the vision of) your face.
Bless me with the grace of Your Vision, O my Lord!
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If you have the time, please 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.

Dhikr Section:
Let us reflect on the relationship between Allah, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), Ali Zaman (Ali of this time) and the Holy Qur'an from the following ta'wils:

"It is said in an Hadith: "Recognize Allah by Allah" (Lughât. Ayn, p. 82; Ahadith-i Mathnawi, pp. 2, 106). That is, the recognition of God is possible in the illumination of His light and His light is the holy Prophet and the Imam of the time." [Source: Tawil No. 835, A Thousand Wisdoms]

"Externally Ali (Imam of the time) is a pure personality and internally a light. Externally the Qur'an is a glorious heavenly Book and internally (in the Prophet and Imam) it is a light. This shows that externally Ali and the Qur'an are separate from one another but internally they are not only together, they are one light." [Source: Tawil No. 820, A Thousand Wisdoms]

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yâ Ali, Yâ Allâh, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali tasbis to call on the Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). At present, the Lights of Muhammad and Ali are manifested in NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam (Please recite the Holy Salwat).

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

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali
Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart

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

Reaffirmation of Baiyat:
Let us also reaffirm our baiyat to our Holy Imam, NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam by reciting the Shahada from the second part of our Holy Dua:

"La ilaha illallah, Muhammadur-Rasoolullah, 'Aliyyun Amirul-Mu'mineen 'Aliyullah
Mowlana Shah Karim ul Hussaini, Al-Imamul Hazarul Maujood."

"There is no deity except Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, 'Ali - the master of believers - is from Allah.
Our Lord Shah Karim Al-Hussaini is our present living Imam"

Angelic Salwat Nazrana:
Let us now start presenting a nazrana of at least 100 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for the fulfillment of our noble wishes. May our beloved Mowla continually keep us on the Right Path. Ameen.

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!

40-day gratitude and angelic salwat Project Status (January 7 - March 2, 2007): 30.0% completed

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 Mowla, create Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and bless us all with the inner vision of the Truth. Ameen.

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

Peace, light, barakat, tayid and a 'Golden Noorani Didar',
Noorallah Juma
Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Wisdoms of Gratitude: