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"Can he who was dead, to whom We gave life, and a light whereby he can walk amongst men, be like him who is in the depths of darkness, from which he can never come out?" — Holy Qur'an 6:122

 

:: Luminous Prayer No. 18: Yā Awwal, Yā Akhir, Yā Zāhir, Yā Bātin ::

Monday, Feb. 13, 2023

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

Ya Ali Madad. Let us first declare our noble intentions which are listed below. You may add your own list after this. Then we will say the prayer for the day and the anchor prayer.

Ya NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, we pray for:

  1. Mushkil Asaan for the global Jamat
  2. Material, spiritual & intellectual upliftment of the global Jamat
  3. Salvation of all departed souls
  4. Peace for the whole humanity
  5. (Add your personal list here, if you wish)

Knowledge Section

Let us reflect on the 73rd, 74th, 75th and 76th beautiful names of Allah:

073 Al-Awwal The Very First He who has precedence over all things created by Him. Yaa-Awwal
074 Al-Akhir The Infinite Last One He who shall survive all the perishables. Yaa-Akhir
075 Az-Zaahir The Visible One He who is visible, present and living. Yaa-Zaahir
076 Al-Baatin The Hidden One He who is invisible to the physical eye. Yaa-Baatin

Now let us reflect on the tawil of the word 'Zahir':

"The holy light of God is always manifest in this world. Had he not been manifest, living and present, and was absent and invisble, then the unbelievers would not have attempted to extinguish it (61:8), because it is impossible to intend to extinguish something that is hidden and invisible." [Source: Tawil No. 549, A Thousand Wisdoms]

Also, let us also reflect on the following two verses of ginan by Pir Sadardin:

"Eji Awwal tu(n)hi aakhar tu(n)hi, Tu(n)hi tu(n) surjanhaar ebi"
  You are the First, You are the Last, You are the Creator

"Eji Jaaher tu(n)hi baatin tu(n)hi, Tu(n)hi tu(n) Saheb mera ebi"
  You are Visible (present and living), You are the imperceptible (hidden), You are my Master

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yā Awwal, Yā Akhir, Yā Zāhir, Yā Bātin tasbi to appreciate the attributes of our present and living (Hazar) Imam (Please recite the salwat).

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

Yā Awwal, Yā Akhir, Yā Zāhir, Yā Bātin
(O the Light of Ali! You are the First and the Last, You are Visible, Present and Living, and You are also Hidden)

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

 

Anchor Tasbi

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 blessings and guidance for the fulfillment of our noble wishes.

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

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

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101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

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

 

Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of recitation of dhikr tasbis and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

 

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

 

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