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Promoting Personal Search for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment & Vision


"Allah is the Protecting Guardian of those who believe. He bringeth them out of darkness into light." — Holy Qur'an 2:257

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 39

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

Knowledge Section:

Wisdom 39:

"It is our greatest bliss that we are under the influence of the spiritual cycle. That is to say that the time of Noor Mawlana Shah Karim al-Hussaini Hazar Imam is the time of spiritual and luminous knowledge and in receiving blessing from this is the greatest fortune of mu'mins."

[Source: 40 Wisdoms of Gratitude]

Kalâmê Mowlâ Verse:
In verse 90 of Kalâmê Mowlâ, NOOR Mowlana Murtazâ Ali (a.s.) explains that knowledge of the faith and constant remembrance (dhikr) of God are the mechanisms to control temptations. The transliteration and translation of the verse is as follows:

Kurân padê dil roshan howê,
momeen dil bohot howê sukh,
bohot kurân padê to lâlach ghatê,
ke lâlach dilku(n) bedâ hay dukh

The heart of the person who reads the Holy Qur'ân is enlightened,
and such a momin's heart attains peace.
By reading the Holy Qurân frequently, the worldly temptations are reduced,
for temptations are the cause of great unhappiness to the heart.

Kurân padê jo padnâ jâno,
nahee to suno rabkâ kalâm,
sunnâ bhee jone pâo keeseesê,
to hardam leeo khudâa rasulkâ nâm .....90

Recite the Holy Qurâân if you know how to,
else listen to the sayings of the Lord.
And if you do not get an opportunity to listen to them,
recite the name of the Prophet of God always.

Divine Remembrance (dhikr) helps to overcome many other problems as described below:

"The single remedy for every kind of false fear, every kind of perplexity, inferiority complex, worldly greed, embarrassment, torment of bad or disturbing thoughts, sadness, restlessness, disappointment, unwanted anger, indignity, slip of tongue, lack of courage, malice, pride, vanity, ignorance, negligence, laziness, meanness, uneasiness, oblivion, obtuseness, mental confusion and other such ethical and spiritual diseases, is the satisfaction of heart which is attained from the blessings of Divine remembrance as is said in verse (13:28): "Verily in the remembrance of God do the hearts find satisfaction (gradually)." It should be remembered that, from the remembrance of God, the hearts find satisfaction gradually. Since the hearts are in different ranks, therefore, from the beginning to the end, the satisfaction depends on the knowledge and good deeds of each individual." [Source: Spiritual Healing, p. 11]

Please note that NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) has advised us to learn about the Qur'an. If this is not possible, then we should at least learn from his sayings. If that is not possible, we should to listen to teachers of true, spiritual knowledge. If the latter is not possible, we should call on the names of Allah, Holy Prophet and Holy Imams.

Dhikr Section:
Let us refer to ta'wil of the word 'Ism a'zam (Supreme Name of God):

"Imam Jafar as-Sâdiq has said: "Allah has concealed one name, i.e., the supreme Name and He has 360 names." (Lughât, Sin, p. 175). The supreme Name or the great secret is in two forms: as a word and as a person. As a word, it is "al-hayy'l-qayyûm" (the Everling, the Everlasting) (2:255); 3:2) and as a person it is the True Guide, i.e., the Prophet and Imam of the time (See Wajh, p. 124-29." [Source: Tawil 64: A Thousand Wisdoms]

'Allahu laaa 'ilaaha 'illaa Huu 'Al-Hayyul-Qayyuum (Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal) is the first sentence of Ayatul Kursi, the most important ayat of the Holy Qur'an 2:255). From Ismaili point of view, we say that the beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam is living and his Noor is eternal. Therefore, today we will implore him with this most powerful prayer by reciting the Yâ Hayyul-Qayyum, Yâ Aliyul Azim, Yâ Sahebuz-Zaman, Yâ Hazar Imam Tasbi.

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

Ya Hayyul-Qayyum, Ya Aliyul Azim,
Ya Sahebuz-Zaman, Ya Hazar Imam
O The Ever-Living, The Eternal! O The Most High, The Supreme!
O Lord of the Age and Time! O our Present and Living Imam

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): 97.5% 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
Thursday, March 1, 2007

Wisdoms of Gratitude: