True and Sincere Repentance

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Holy Quran Tawil

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

Ya Ali Madad. Let us first reflect upon the concept of repentance and Allah’s mercy from the following ayats of the Holy Qur’an (39:53-54):

Qul yaa – ‘Ibaadiyallazinna ‘asrafuu ‘alaaa ‘anfusihim laaa taqnatuu mir – Rahmatillaah: ‘innallaaha yaqfiruz – zunuuba jamii – ‘aa. ‘Inahuu Huwal-Gafuurur-Rahiim. (39:53)

Say: O My servants who have transgressed against their souls! Despair not of the mercy of Allah; for Allah forgives all sins; for He is oft forgiving, most merciful. (39:53)

Wa ‘aniibuuu ‘ilaa Rabbi-kum wa ‘aslimuu lahuu min-qabli ‘any – ya -tiyakumul- ‘Azaabu summa laa tunsaruun. (39:54)

Turn ye to the Lord (in repentance) and bow to His will before the penalty comes to you; after that ye shall not be helped. (39:54)

Holy Quran (39:53-54)

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.

In order to shed light on the preparation needed for the Astaghafirullahi tasbi, let us first learn about the 6 pillars (supports) for this tasbi from the following teaching of NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.)

“Somebody said before Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him: “Astaghfiru’llah” (I seek Allah’s forgiveness), then Amir al-mu’minin, peace be upon him said:

Do you know what “istighfar” (asking Allah’s forgiveness) is? “Istighfar” is meant for people in high position. It is a word that stands on six supports:

The first is to repent over the past;

The second is to make a firm determination never to revert to it;

The third is to discharge all the rights of people so that you may meet Allah quite clean with nothing to account for;

The fourth is to fulfill every obligation which you ignored in the past so that you may now do justice with it;

the fifth is to aim at the flesh grown as a result of unlawful earning, so that you may melt it by grief of repentance till the skin touches the bone and a new flesh grows between them; and

The sixth is to make the body taste the pain of obedience as you previously made it taste the sweetness of disobedience. On such an occasion you may say: “astaghfirullah

Quotation No. 426, Nahjul-Balagha, Reza. 1996. Sixth U.S. edition. pp.664-5.

The above lesson teaches us to be obedient to the teachings of the faith and fully understand that saying “astaghfiru’llah” just with the tongue does not yield results unless the real purpose is properly understood. However, just as Cairo was not built in a day, the practice and awareness of the concept of repentance will lead to gradual purification and the fruition of NOOR Mowlana Sultan Muhammad Shah’s blessing in which he said that a day will come when you will be able to abstain from committing sins. A person who reaches such a stage is the one who is a person of high position as described by NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.).

Supplication for Forgiveness and our Return Journey

Let us now start supplicating with at least 33 beads of 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 our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for forgiveness, material and spiritual upliftment, and for increasing our consciousness of our return journey.

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

Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi

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

Angelic Salwat Supplication

Let us now start supplicating with angelic salwat, Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants) and recite at least 101 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for mushkil aasan for material and spiritual upliftment.

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad

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

Ardent Prayers

May our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, through the knowledge and barakat of the Holy Qur'an, Holy Ginans, Ayatul Kursi and Angelic Salwat, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. May Mowla bestow Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and the inner vision of the Truth in our intellects. Ameen.

May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill your spiritual heart with his NOOR and nothing else and empower you to overcome fear, anxiety and uncertainty as we pass through this calamity! Ameen.

May the Almighty Creator help the whole humanity because we are all created from a Single Soul! Ameen.

Rakh Mowla je Noor te Yaqeen (Certainly, we trust in Mowla's Light only)

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

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