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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

 

2017-2018 — The Diamond Jubilee Years for Higher Spiritual Enlightenment

Diamond Jubilee Spark :: How to Be Alive in Both Worlds?

Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 6 :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement

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

Ya Ali Madad and Ramadan Mubarak! The 24-hour clock the Muslim calendar starts sunset, therefore, Sunday, May 20, 2018 is the sixth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. The background, overview, niyat and noble wishes of the 2018 Holy Ramadan Project is presented in the project details page. The schedule, web page links and PDF posts are presented on the index page of the directory.

This project has daily posts because we have to keep our souls charged after the mulaqats with Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. The states of our spiritual hearts have changed so Holy Ramadan is the right time to assimilate deep spiritual knowledge and accelerate our upward journey. We all look forward to Imamat Day 2018 while members of our global jamat are also preparing for the upcoming Darbars in Paris, London and Lisbon.

This post for this auspicious sixth night of Holy Ramadan has four parts:

  1. A gem of knowledge from Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, or "Advices of Manliness" of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II;
  2. A verse from the beautiful ginan of Pir Sadardin (r.a.);
  3. Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw tasbi;
  4. Angelic salwat which is the anchor tasbi for the project.

Part 1: Teaching of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.)
In Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about how to be alive in both worlds:

"Therefore, O believers, if you want to be alive in both worlds, perfect your faith, because (only) by the light of faith may you attain eternal life. And faith comes from and is perfected by the recognition and knowledge (ma'rifat wa shinakht) of the Imam of the time, and obedience and love for his followers. Therefore, follow your Imam, and be happy and united with each other amongst yourselves in order that you may be alive in both worlds, and in the hereafter, you may become resurrected with the pious, with prophets and saints in the presence of the Imam, with the greatest joy at meeting each other again." (pp.4-5)

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Sadardin
The following verse of ginan is taken from Pir Sadardin's Sab ghat Sami maaro bharpur betha aaya describes the transformation of the soul of a momin through contact with the Ever-Living Guide.

  Download Alwaez Rai Shamsuddin Bandali Haji's:
sound track for Verse 13 in mp3 format or
sound track for the whole ginan in mp3 format
 
Eji Satgur paaras munivar traamba ne
Bhete to sovan hoy
Ek ji o ji, jirebhai re
 
O Brother The True Preceptor is like the philosopher's stone
and the followers are like copper.
When the copper comes in contact with
the philosopher's stone it becomes gold.
The followers gain spiritual enlightenment
from the contact of the Imam.
He is the only Glorious, O brother.
13

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.

Part 3: Dhikr Section:
Sincere repentance is the foundation for all our religious ceremonies because it purifies our souls, stops us from sinning, and prepares us for enlightenment. Sincere repentance is also applicable to all our actions in the material and spiritual worlds because it is tied to the whole purification process. It has to be done with conviction and persistent practice.

We must also realize that the true spirit for asking for forgiveness is the intention of not committing the same sins again. This spirit should be fully respected, therefore, one has to make a list of one's errors, omissions and sins and take a vow of not committing these acts again. Only then the act of seeking forgiveness becomes a sincere repentance.

Let us recite Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, and Yâ Afuw tasbis in order to clear the path of our return journey to our Creator.

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

Click here to play or to save the
Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, and Yâ Afuw
mp3 track to your computer.

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (1)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (2)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (3)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (4)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (5)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (6)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

Yâ Ghafuur, Yâ Ghaffâr, Yâ Tawwâb, Yâ Afuw (7)
(O Great Forgiver, O Great Forgiver,
 O Ever-Acceptor of Repentance, O Supreme Pardoner)

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

Part 4: Angelic Salwat
Let us now start presenting a nazrana of at least 101 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.

Download mp3:
Angelic Salwat (33 beads)

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (1)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (2)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (3)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (4)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (5)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (6)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (7)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (8)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (9)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (10)
(O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants)

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (11)
(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!

May NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam (a.s.) grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to you, your family, your Jamat and the worldwide Jamat! 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)

Your spiritual brother in religion,
Noorallah Juma
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Sunday, May 20, 2018

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