Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 1 :: External and Internal Ablutions

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

Ya Ali Madad! In the Muslim calendar, a new month begins at sunset, therefore, Monday, April 12, 2021 is the first night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for this auspicious first night of Holy Ramadan has four parts:

  1. A gem of knowledge from Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, or "Advices of Manliness" of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II;
  2. A verse from the beautiful ginan of Pir Hasan Kabirdin;
  3. A dhikr tasbi for this night;
  4. Angelic salwat which is the anchor tasbi for the project.

 

Part 1: Teaching of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.)
In Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.) teaches us about external and internal ablutions:
"The believer must keep pure and clean both in his body and soul (zahir wa batin). He must keep clean his dress, body, and heart, in order that angels may accompany him. Because if his body and soul are defiled and if he does not keep them clean, his associate and the one who shares his bed with him will be diws and devils. They also will take their place in his heart. Therefore, you must observe (ritual) purity (taharat). Just as the zahiris for their zahiri worship do their ritual ablutions (taharat) and wudu so the internal ablution is the washing in truth (wudu-i haqiqi) which is necessary for the soul, — let the followers of the truth (ahl-i haqiqat) know this and follow this rule."
(page 61)

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
The following verse is taken from Pir Hasan Kabirdin's Aash Tamari Shri Ho Kayam Sami:

Verse 8 recited by Shabnum Merali

Eji Aash kari ne Ya Ali hu(n) tere dar ubhi
Kar jodi ne em ma(n)gu(n) Ya Shah
Dejo didar tusi mahavar datar
Ham tere charane lagu(n) .....8

O Lord Keeping great hope in my heart, ya Ali!
I am standing waiting on your doorstep
With my attached palms, I beseech You
O my Lord, favour me with Your holy didar
I bow down on your feet,
as an act of my submission .....8

 

If you have the time, please follow this link to see the text, the literal translation of the other verses, and audio of this ginan. These verses of supplication soften, heal and purify the soul, and prepare it for enlightenment.

 

Part 3: Dhikr Section:
For today's session, let us use a bouquet of Yâ Ali, Yâ Allâh, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali tasbis to call on the Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). At present, the Lights of Muhammad and Ali are manifested in NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam (Please recite the Holy Salwat).

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

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali
Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart

Recited by Noorallah Juma

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 angelic salwats 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.

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!

 

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 in religion,
Noorallah Juma

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