Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 12 :: How to Be in the Presence of Murtada '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, Friday, April 23, 2021 is the twelfth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious twelfth 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 Ya Ali, Ya Karim;
  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 another way through which we can occupy a place near the throne of the Lord:

"The (real) believer is one who is always patient, pious, sincere and truthful, clean in his beliefs, and modest, whose heart is full of the fear of God, who is free from wrath and hatred, and is pure. In his every action he sees his Lord (Khudawand) present before him, always remembering God. Every slave of God who acts in this way will receive in this world splendour and affluence, and in the hereafter he will be in Paradise, in the presence of his Lord (Mawla-y-i khud), Murtada 'Ali." (p.7)

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Shams (r.a.)
In the ginan, Haq tu(n) Paak tu(n), Pir Shams (r.a.) has described the attributes of the Light of Eternal Ali as follows:

Verses 1 & 2 recited by Shafiq Rawji

Hak tu(n) paak tu(n) baadshah
Maherbaan bhi Ali tu(n)hi tu(n)
 
You are the eternal truth, and You are the holiest divine being.
To You belong the dominion of the heavens and the earth.
Most gracious also are You,
O Ali, You and none else but You.
1
Rab tu(n) Rahemaan tu(n)
Ali awwal aakhar kaazi tu(n)hi tu(n)
 
You are the sustainer of all beings, and most merciful are You.
The beginning of all things is from You,
and the end of everything is unto You.
O Ali, You and none else but You.
2

 

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 do the dhikr of 'Ya Ali, Ya Karim'.

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

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
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

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

Ya Ali, Ya Rahim
O the Most High, O the Merciful

Ya Ali, Ya Halim
O the Most High, O the Clement One

Ya Ali, Ya Mumin
O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One


 

Ya Ali, Ya Mujib
O the Most High, O the Responding One

Ya Ali, Ya Hakim
O the Most High, O the Discreet One

Ya Ali, Ya Alim
O the Most High, O the All-Knowing One

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate

Ya Ali, Ya Wali
O the Most High, O the Protecting Associate


 

Ya Ali, Ya Wahhaab
O the Most High, O the Supreme Bestower

Ya Ali, Ya Quddus
O the Most High, O the Most Sacred One

Ya Ali, Ya Salaam
O the Most High, O the Embodiment of Peace

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver

Ya Ali, Ya Ghafuur
O the Most High, O the Great Forgiver


 

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High

Ya Ali, Ya Ali
O the Most High, O the Most High


 

Ya Ali, Ya Rahim
O the Most High, O the Merciful

Ya Ali, Ya Halim
O the Most High, O the Clement One

Ya Ali, Ya Mumin
O the Most High, O the Infuser of faith

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

Ya Ali, Ya Karim
O the Most High, O the Bountiful One

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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