Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 11 :: Experience of Being in the Immortal Abode of Paradise

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, Thursday, April 22, 2021 is the eleventh night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious eleventh 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 Ali Akbar Beg (r.a.);
  3. Luminous dhikr of Noore Karim, Daaras-Salaam;
  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 how to occupy a place near the throne of the Lord:

"Therefore, O, believers, the matters of the hereafter are settled in this world, whether they are to be good or bad. Therefore, let your hearts be pure and united in this world, be united in your hearts with each other so that tomorrow at the Resurrection, in the presence filled with pure light of the Imam of the time, the absolute Lord, you may occupy a place near the throne of the Lord uniting with one another, filled with perfect joy and happiness." (p.36)

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Ali Akbar Beg
How can we occupy a place near the throne of the Lord? In his ginan Aavine besone gothadi kariye, Pir Ali Akbar Beg's guidance is to practise meditation, observe religious vows, and reflect on the eternal truths which are in the ginans. All these will lead to the experience of being in the immortal abode of paradise. In our faith, this is possible and our great Pirs experienced paradise while being physically alive on this earth. The experience to be near the throne and under the umbrella of the pure light of the Holy Imam should be the ultimate goal of one's physical existence.

Verses 10 & 11 recited by Alwaez Rai Shamsuddin Bandali Haji

Eji Jap tap nem dharam jo karsho
To eni karani-e vira paar utarsho
 
O Brother If you perform meditation, abstinence and observe the religious
vows with correct intentions, then brothers,
with such deeds you will cross over the limits (of material existence).
10
Eji Ginan vichaari saacha thai chaalo
To amar bhom amraapuri maalo
 
O Brother Having reflected upon the 'ginans' conduct yourselves truthfully.
Then you will experience the immortal abode of paradise.
11

 

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, Daaras-Salaam with utmost humility and tenderness of the heart.

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

Noore Karim, Daaras-Salaam
With the wasila of Noore Karim, I yearn for the Abode of Peace

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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