Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 8 :: Pir Shams says 'Keep Reciting the Name of Ali (a.s.)'

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

Ya Ali Madad and Ramadan Mubarak! The 24-hour clock the Muslim calendar starts sunset, therefore, Monday, April 19, 2021 is the eighth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for this auspicious eighth 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. Two verses from the beautiful ginan of Pir Shams (r.a.);
  3. Luminous dhikr of Noore Karim Hazar Imam;
  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 the recognition of the Light of the Imam:

"The real man is one who is hospitable. This does not mean that he will be like a lion at another's table, or like a fox. His face is always friendly. He has a true love for and perfect faith in the Imam of his time. He tries to attain that lasting wealth, the recognition of the Imam of the time. He is benevolent and well-behaved, as one should be, being kind and friendly to the friends and devotees ('ashiqan) of that Lord (Mawla)." (pp.10-11)

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Shams (r.a.)
In the following verse of ginan from Pir Shams's Kesri si(n)h svaroop bhulaayo teach us that 'Ali is now and Ali is forever':

Verse 1 recited by Shafiq Rawji

Eji Kesri si(n)h svaroop bhulaayo
Aja kere sange aja hoi rahyo
Ese bharam-me(n) jivanku(n) bhulaayo

Bharam sab chhodi bhai Ali Ali karna
Hay bi Ali ne hoyse bi Ali
Esa vachan tame dil maa(n)he dharna
Esa vachan tame dil maa(n)he dharna
Bharam sab chhodi bhai Ali Ali karna

 
O Brother The lion forgot its lionish form,
and in the company of goats it lived as a goat.
In such delusion life's purpose is forgotten.

Forsaking all delusion, brother, keep reciting the name of Ali.
'Ali is now and Ali will be' are the words you should take to heart.
Such are the words you should take to heart.
Forsaking all delusion, brother, keep reciting the name of Ali.

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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:
Let us perform the luminous dhikr of Noore Karim Hazar Imam with utmost humility and tenderness of the heart.

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

Noore Karim, Hazar Imam
All Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam

Recited by Noorallah Juma

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

Lyrics

Noore Muhammad, Noore Quran; (1)
[The Light of Muhammad and the Light of Qur'an (are one)]

Noore Muhammad, Noore Ali; (2)
[The Light of Muhammad and Light of Ali (are one)]

Noore Ali, Noore Karim; (3)
[The Light of Ali is the Light of Karim Shah (through the Chain of Imamat)]

Noore Karim, Hazar Imam (4)
[All the above Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam]

Noore Muhammad, Hazar Imam (5)
[Therefore, the Light of Muhammad is in Hazar Imam]

Noore Qur'an, Hazar Imam (6)
[Also, the Light of the Holy Qur'an is in Hazar Imam]

Noore Ali, Hazar Imam (7)
[Also, the Light of Ali is in Hazar Imam]

Noore Karim, Hazar Imam (8)
[All the above Lights are One Light which is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam]

 

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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