Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"Lo! those who believe and do good works, their Lord guideth them by their faith." — Holy Qur'an 10:9


Preparation for Golden Noorani and Golden Jubilee Didars
:: Spiritual and Luminous Nazrana Sparks ::

Spark No. 5 :: Shari'at and Tariqat

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

Ya Ali Madad! Let us relect on the following:

"Shari'at and Tariqat: The Holy Qur'an says: "To each one of you We appointed a shari'at (Shir'ah) and a tariqat (minhaj)." Among the religions of the world every revealed religion has a shari'at and a tariqat so that in addition to its exoteric aspect, people may also practise its esoteric aspect or tariqat. Shir'ah or shari'at means beginning, for it has been said: shar'a 'l-amra (He started the work). Tariqat is the path, haqiqat is the light of guidance and ma'rifat is the desired destination of the 'arif (a person who can see the higher realities)." [Source: Rubies & Pearls, p.126]

Action Plan for Presenting the Nazranas
I have articulated the concepts for this project in postings 1 and 2 and request you to please go through these when you get a moment. We have an opportunity to present three kinds of nazranas to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam:

  1. Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  2. Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure golden heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  3. Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound golden heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment. Ameen

Let us practise our faith with conviction and start 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 these activities are listed under the knowledge bank link in left side menu.

Dhikr Tasbis for Each Day of the Week:
Please follow these links for dhikr tasbis for each day. These pages contain the text, meaning and mp3 sound tracks. Dhikr tasbis are a magnificient way to reach the stage of constant remembrance and prepare for a spiritual and luminious nazrana in our personal 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 Mowla make us One global Jamat with One Sound Heart (Qalb-i Salim), bless us with the Golden Noorani and the Golden Jubilee Didars, 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
Monday, February 19, 2007

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