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"Allah guideth him who seeketh His good pleasure unto paths of peace. He bringeth them out of darkness unto light by His decree, and guideth them unto a straight path." — Holy Qur'an 5:16

 

:: Luminous Prayer No. 8: Yā Ghafuur, Yā Ghaffār, Yā Tawwāb, Yā Afuw ::

Friday, Feb. 3, 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

The following is an excerpt from Supplications of Amir al-mu'minin, Hazrat NOOR Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) from KHUTBA-81: A lesson about how to pray for His forgiveness, p. 46 Nahjul-Balagha:

"Lord! Forgive my sins which Thou know better than I. Lord! If I repeat these sins please let Thy forgiveness cover them again. Lord! I have always promised myself to obey Thy commands and have always broken these promises. Forgive this weakness of mine. Lord! I have always declared that I shall come near Thee but my mind (has) opposed this, forgive this fault of my mind. Lord! Forgive the sins committed by my eyes. Forgive my vicious and sinful utterances, and forgive my inability to resist temptations. (Ameen) "
[Source: Nahjul-Balagha: KHUTBA-81: A lesson about how to pray for His forgiveness, p.46]

Four out of the 99 Beautiful names of Allah pertain to the topic of forgiveness. These are:

014 Al-Ghaffaar The Great Forgiver He who is all forgiving, with His discreetness. Yaa-Ghaffaar
034 Al-Ghafuur The Great Forgiver He who forgives all with His discreetness. Yaa-Ghafuur
080 At-Tawwaab The Ever-Acceptor of Repentance He is ever-ready to accept repentance of His creatures and to forgive them. Yaa-Tawwaab
082 Al-'Afuw The Supreme Pardoner He who pardons all who repent sincerely, as if they had no previous sin. Yaa-'Afuw

Repentance is the mechanism to return to our Creator therefore it is appropriate to use the tasbi "Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi (Verily, I seek the forgiveness of Allah, who is my Lord and Sustainer, and I turn to Him in repentance)" to implement this Divine command. For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Astaghafirullahi Rabbi Wa Atubu Ilayhi tasbi to clear the path of our return journey to our Creator.

For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yā Ghafuur, Yā Ghaffār, Yā Tawwāb, Yā Afuw tasbi 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.

Yā Ghafuur, Yā Ghaffār, Yā Tawwāb, Yā Afuw
(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!

 

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

or

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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