Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 22 :: Intensify Your Love and Service to Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam

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, May 3, 2021 is the twenty second night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious twenty second 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. Luminous Dhikr of Yâ Ali, Pir Shah;
  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:

"O, believers, on the day of the Resurrection, except for the perfect pir, all other pirs, mirs and brothers will stand trembling, not one being able to utter a word (of intercession). But your (real) pir, who helped you in this world, will also become your helper and protector in the hereafter. Therefore, do not give up following him, as you belong to that world and must enjoy it and rejoice there. Therefore, do not be bound in this world by rejoicing, enjoyment of power, position, rank or respect. With every day, you must keep on intensifying your love and service to one another, to your pir, and your Imam, never remaining dependent on this world which is transient and without real substance and worth." (p.27-28)

*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 implores us to recognize NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, externally and internally:

Moti Venti verse 50 recited by Shafiq Rawji

Eji Pir Hasan Kabirdin nâri thainê vinvê
shrivar sâminê vâragu(n)
âj kaljug mâ(n)hê jo gur narnê orkho
to kadi nahi thâshê argu(n)
mahêr karo morâ sâ(n)hiyâ
abarâ sharan tamâri
 
0 Lord, Pir Hasan Kabirdin pleads like a maiden
to meet the Lord.
In this era, if the believer recognizes the Imam of the time,
he will never be separated from him.
Have mercy on me, my Lord.
I am helpless and dependent on you.
50

 

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:
The lights of Allah, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), all the Holy Imams, all the Holy Pirs, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam who is the Ali of this time, the Holy Qur'an and Holy Ginans are just one Light. Therefore, it is possible to call upon this all-encompassing Light in innumerable ways. In order to clearly demonstrate this concept, let us imagine a mother who has a husband, a few children, extended family and friends. She could be addressed in a number of ways: by her first name, by her last name, by a nick name, or as mummy, mom, ma, aunt, auntie, grandma, etc. However, the love that she has for all her contacts is just one because she is just one reality with multiple names. Similarly, the all-encompassing Light has innumerable names. We could call upon this Light by reciting the 'Ya Allah, Ya Ali, Ya Muhammad' tasbi. Another powerful option is to use the combination of 'Ya Ali' and 'Pir Shah'. We will use the latter combination for today's dhikr:

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

Yā Ali, Pir Shāh
O Light of Eternal Ali, O Light of the Holy Pir

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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