Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 19 :: How to Attain the Stage of the Absolute Truth (Haqqu'l-yaqin)?

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 30, 2021 is the nineteenth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious nineteenth night of Holy Ramadan has four parts:

  1. Gems of knowledge from Pir Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi, or "Advices of Manliness" of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi'l-laah II (a.s.);
  2. One beautiful verse of supplication from Pir Hasan Kabirdin's (r.a.) Moti Venti;
  3. Noore Karim, Yâ Ghafuur; Noore Karim, Yâ Ghaffâr; Noore Karim, Yâ Afuw; Noore Karim, Yâ Tawwâb; dhikr;
  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 and the recognition of oneself:

"Man attains the recognition of his Creator when he acquires knowledge of himself. First you must acquire the knowledge of your body, limb by limb. You should realize that it has not come into existence by itself but has been created by someone else. Then you should reflect: who is this who has created me? For what purpose? Where is he going to take me? — Then you will see that if your body maintains a state of balance in its elements, it will be free from disease. Otherwise its condition will be upset. He must then abstain from unsuitable foods. He may thus infer that if one abstains from excesses, in everything observes a proper measure, not deviating from it to either side, and if he purifies his moral self, whenever he discovers in himself the properties of brutes and beasts, he then acquires human properties, and purifies himself.

And when his heart has become pure, and doubt and dishonesty leave his mind, when, he acquires certainty in the recognition of the Imam of his time, seeing him as everywhere present before him, looking upon him, he then reaches the stage of self evident certainty ('ilmu'l-yakin), and attains the stage of absolute truth (haqqu'l-yaqin) when his heart becomes enlightened by the absolute light and in that light he begins to see his soul (jan). Thereafter he begins to see with absolute self-evidence the place in which his Creator is." (p.38)

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
In the following verse from Moti Venti, Pir Hasan Kabirdin teaches us that all the sins are forgiven when the remembrance of the Lord becomes continuous within the person's whole being. This means the soul reaches its ultimate purity when a person reaches the stage of constant, automatic remembrance (ajampiya jamp) of the Lord. This incredible definition of forgiveness of sins is from the treasury of the Holy Ginans and shows the power of bandagi with full concentration.

Moti Venti verse 35 recited by Shafiq Rawji

Eji sâmi hu(n) âd uniyâdthi vinvu(n)
japu sâs usâs
romê romê sâmi tamê rami rahyâ
to pâp amârâ sarvê thâya nâsh
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri
 
0 Lord, I have been imploring you since the beginning
(the time I have been separated from you)
and I remember you with every breath.
If I feel your presence in every cell of my body,
then all my sins will vanish.
Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you.
35

 

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 recite the Noore Karim Tauba Dhikrs (Noore Karim, Yâ Ghafuur; Noore Karim, Yâ Ghaffâr; Noore Karim, Yâ Afuw and Noore Karim, Yâ Tawwâb;) in order 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

Noore Karim Ya Ghafuur, Noore Karim Ya Ghaffar,
Noore Karim Ya Afuw, Noore Karim Ya Tawwab
With the help of the Light of Noore Karim, we call upon
the Great Forgiver, the Ever-Acceptor of Repentance and the Supreme Pardoner

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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