Towards the Inner Vision of the Truth


"He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful." — Holy Qur'an 57:9

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 14: How many salwats can we say while reciting the Holy Dua?

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.

Knowledge Section:

How many salwats can we say while reciting the Holy Dua? In order to answer this question let us first read artice B from the preamble of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslim constitution:

"In accordance to the Shia doctrine, tradition, and interpretation of history, the Holy Prophet (S.A.S.) designated and appointed his cousin and son-in-law Hazrat Mawlana Ali Amiru-l-Mu'minin ('Alayhi-s-salam), to be the first Imam to continue the Ta'wil and Ta'lim of Allah's final message and to guide the murids, and proclaimed that the Imamat should continue by heredity through Hazrat Mawlana Ali (A.S.) and his daughter Hazrat Bibi Fatimat-az-Zahra, Khatun-i-Jannat ('Alayha-s-salam)."

The words 'Alayhi-s-salam' mean 'Peace be upon him'. This is a short form of salwat and can only be used when the name of Panj tan Pak or Holy Imams is recited or mentioned. If one chooses, this principle can be used during the recitation of the Holy Du'a. It is a good idea to say 'Alayhi-s-salam' silently after each name is recited in the following sections of the Holy Dua:

  1. In the sixth part of the Holy Dua when the names of Panj tan Pak (5 Holy Persons) and when the names of 48 Holy Imams are recited.
  2. At the end of each of the six parts of Holy Du'a when the name of NOOR Mowlana Hazir Imam is recited.

There is an extended form of salwat in the third paragraph of the the first part of the Holy Du'a. Therefore, a sensitive person can recite an equivalent of 60 salwats during the recitation of the Holy Du'a. This is an entirely optional activity but is a nice application of basic Islamic principles. It is easy to do this when someone else is reciting the Holy Du'a.

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 days.

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

Recited by Noorallah Juma

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

Global Prayer:

Follow these links to read an article or a poem on salwat, or hear the recitation of Ayatul Kursi and Salwat.

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,
Noorallah Juma
Friday, April 7, 2006

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