Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 21 :: O Lord! Grant us Knowledge, Mercy and Salvation

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, Sunday, May 2, 2021 is the twenty first night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious twenty first 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, Ya Ali Madad; Noore Karim, Mushkil Khusha; Noore Karim, Tuhi Tu 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 status and function of Pirs:

"The pir is the person to whom the Imam of the time has granted his position, which makes him the highest amongst the creations (ashraf-i makhluqat). And whenever he (i.e. the Imam) has chosen the pir, and appointed him, he (the pir) must convey to others the knowledge in detail (ma'rifat-ra ba-tafsil bi-guyad). You must attain perfection in knowledge of the Imam through him. But if he (i.e. the Imam) has not appointed a pir, you must come to know some person amongst the learned (sahiban-i ilm) whom he (i.e. the Imam) has commissioned to guide and to preach to people (ba-dalalat wa da'wat) so that you may attain through the guidance and preaching of such a person (irshad wa da'wat) the recognition of the Imam (ma'rifat-i Imam). Thus, you will not remain in wretchedness, attaining through the illumination of his knowledge (rawshana'i-y-i ilm-i u) the recognition of the Imam. And whenever there is a pir*, the teachers will take up preaching (da'wat), by his permission, remaining under his control and order." (p.26)

*At present, NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam is the Imam (Shah), Pir and Murshid of the Shia Imami Ismaili Nizari Muslims.

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Hasan Kabirdin
In the following verse from Moti Venti, Pir Hasan Kabirdin first supplicates to the Holy Imam for spiritual union and then prays for the salvation of all souls:

Moti Venti verse 45 recited by Shafiq Rawji

Eji sohâg sâmi mârâ âpajo
jê anatthi uthâya
unâ purâ jê âshvan(n)tâ
sâmi sarvê pâr la(n)gâya
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri
 
0 Lord, Bless me with (spiritual) union
so that I can bear the burden of innumerable souls.
Imperfect, perfect and even hopeful souls who come to Thee,
0 Lord, grant them all salvation.
Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you.
45

 

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, Ya Ali Madad; Noore Karim, Mushkil Khusha; Noore Karim, Tuhi Tu for spiritual help and ease of all our material and spiritual difficulties:

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

Noore Karim, Ya Ali Madad; Noore Karim, Mushkil Khusha; Noore Karim, Tuhi Tu;
We call for ease of all difficulties and salvation of our souls
through the Light of Noore Karim

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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