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Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 14 :: Governance of the Individual
Ramadan Mubarak Spark :: Knowledge & Prayers for Advancement
Fourteenth Night of Holy Ramadan :: May 18, 2019

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, Saturday, May 18, 2019 is the fourteenth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. The background, overview, schedule, niyat and noble wishes of the 2019 Holy Ramadan Project is presented separately on the fundamental concepts page of this directory. Please go through it as often as you desire.

Ramadan Activities
The motivation for this 30-day project is to increase the intensity of prayers during the month of Holy Ramadan. For this purpose, 30 posts for each auspicious night of Holy Ramadan have been prepared. Each post will consist of four parts:

  1. Enlightenment teachings from the Holy Qu'ran;
  2. Excerpt)s) from 'A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission';
  3. A Dhikr tasbi; and
  4. Angelic salwat

Part 1: Enlightenment Teachings from the Holy Qu'ran

 

 

Part 2: Excerpts from 'A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission'
In 'al-Risāla al-mūjaza al-kāfiya fī of Ahmad b.Ibrāhīm al-Naysbūrī has written the following gem:

"[§27] In regard to governance, it has three grades: governance of the individual, governance of the household and governance of the community.

"[§28] The dâ'î firstly requires governance of the individual, which means to govern his own self. Thus he provides welfare for his own soul, governing and controlling it, preventing it from having any of the vices and any bad habits of character, keeping it from reprehensible desire for things that are illicit, bearing itself on conformity with the virtuous, and fulfilling required duties and established regulations. He will censure himself sincerely if he behaves badly, accompanying that with condemnation, regret, reproach and repentance; and he will reward himself if he is good with delight, praise and the urging of more fine actions, and drawing on knowledge in order to direct the novice to it so as to have him adopt his own fine character, follow his words, actions and wise lead. It is as our master Ja'far b. Muhammad al-Sâdiq, may the blessings of God be upon him, said: 'Be for us silent dâ'îs. They asked: How can we summon if we are silent? He answered: Act in accord with what actions we commanded of you and in obedience to God. Make illicit those acts of disobedience that we ordered you to prohibit.' He who succeeds on governing his own self is fit and able to govern others. It is said: Do what is beneficial to yourself and the people will follow you. God said: 'O you who believe, guard your own souls; the one who goes astray cannot hurt you if you are guided aright.'33"


(Source: Klemm, V. and Walker, P. E., A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission, pp.45-46)

Footnotes

33. Qur'an, 5:105.

Part 3: Dhikr Tasbi
For today's session, let us seek power, help, forgiveness and peace through this prayer:

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Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam

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

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (1)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (2)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (3)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (4)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (5)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (6)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (7)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (8)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (9)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (10)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

Ya Qadir, Ya Nasir, Ya Tauba, Ya Salaam (11)
O Powerful, O Helper, O Forgiver, O the Source of Peace

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.

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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,
Noorallah Juma
Sunday, May 5, 2019

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