"Alif. Lam. Ra. (This is) a Scripture which We have revealed unto thee (Muhammad) that thereby thou mayst bring forth mankind from darkness unto light." — Holy Qur'an 14:1
40-day Project for Invoking Angelic Salwat for the Benefit of the Whole Humanity and All Departed Souls
(Project Duration: March 21, 2006 to May 15, 2006)
Angelic Salwat Card for Day 3: Why do we recite salwat?
Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
In the name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
Ya Ali Madad! This is the second project for creating sunshine in our hearts and preparing for the celebration of 50 years of glorious Imamat of NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam. Each post has a different question and answer in the knowledge section, and the anchor tasbi for this project is the Holy Salwat.
Why do we recite salwat? We recite salwat on many occasions because this is most practical way to demonstrate our love the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and his close relations and their descendants. This has been explained very nicely in the following excerpt from Lecture 10, The Love of the Imams is a Duty Imposed by God, from the book titled 'Life and Lectures of the Grand Missionary Al-Muayyad-Fid-Din Al-Shirazi' (p.94):
"The 'Shia' learned divines maintain that God has enjoined on the followers of the Prophet to give him a return for lamp-posts of guidance which he has erected for them. The Holy Quran says, "Say, I do not ask you for a return except the love for the relatives". They say that once a group of people came to the Prophet saying, "O Prophet of God, you came to us at a time when we had lost the way. God guided is through you. We were poor, God made us rich through you. Our wealth is at your disposal. Take from it whatever you like." "It was on this occasion," say the learned divines from amongst the 'Shias' "that the above verse relating to the love of the relations was revealed." The Quranic expression, 'the love for the relations' according to them means 'the love of Ali, Fatima, Hasan, Husain and their descendants.' "
Angelic Salwat Dhikr Section:
Each person participating in this project is requested to invoke angelic salwats according to his/her capacity. Let us start by presenting a bouquet of at least 100 salwats or continuous salwat for 3 to 5 minutes to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam for the fulfillment of our noble wishes.
If 10,000 persons offer 100 salwat per day, we could reach a rate of 1 million salwat per day. This would yield a magnificent nazrana of 40 million salwats by the end of this 40 day project.
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!
May Mowla enrich you with inspired knowledge (ilm-i laduni) through these spiritual and intellectual exercises. Ameen.
Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)
Peace, light, barakat, tayid, zaheri-noorani and batini-noorani didars,
Thursday, March 23, 2006
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