Holy Ramadan Enlightenment Post No. 25 :: How to Tune the Heart to the Inner Vision of the Truth?

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, May 6, 2021 is the twenty fifth night of the Holy Ramadan for Ismailis in Canada. This post for the auspicious twenty fifth 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. A verse of ginan composed from a ginan composed by Pir Bhikham (r.a.);
  3. Yâ Ali, Yâ Allâh, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali luminous 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 how to keep our hearts fresh and alive with affection and love for the Truth (Haqq):

"If you desire to keep your hearts fresh and alive with affection and love for the Truth (Haqq), if you wish that love for the Lord (Khudawand) should become rooted in your hearts, making you long for the vision (liqa') of your Creator, longing for the didar, then take your hearts away from all that is not the Truth and turn your faces towards (your) Lord (Khudawand), appealing to the Creator and the pir, or spiritual guide, giving up frivolous and absurd thinking, throwing love for this world out of your hearts completely. Then love for (your) Lord (Khudawand) will at once become strong in your hearts, marking ardent your longing. Take refuge with God from the ignorant and hypocritical people who have turned their faces from the abode of the Imam of the time and the true pir, from those who do not recognize the Imam of the time. They will be ruined, stranded, humiliated, aggrieved and annihilated." (p.28)

 

Part 2: Teaching of Pir Bhikham (r.a.)
In the following verse from the Ginan, Ame Saheb saathe sahel kidha, Pir Bhikham describes how the Holy Imam bestowed honour, blessing and pleasures of the eternal abode of Light (NOOR) for him, his family and his future progeny:

Verse 9 recited by Alwaez Rai Shamsuddin Bandali Haji

Eji Puran purine laja raakhi
Ne kul hamaara ugaariya
Pop parmal agar chandan
Nure bhari amar aaliya ji
 
  Our Lord has completely fulfilled my desires and protected my honour;
and thus He has also saved my ancestry from suffering from eternal judgement.
He bestowed upon me such divine assurance in an atmosphere
filled with fragrance of flowers, agar and chandan
and overflowing with divine light.
 

 

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 use a bouquet of Yâ Ali, Yâ Allâh, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Muhammad, Yâ Ali tasbis to call on the Light of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) and NOOR Mawlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.). At present, the Lights of Muhammad and Ali are manifested in NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) Hazar Imam (Please recite the Holy Salwat).

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

Ya Ali, Ya Allah, Ya Muhammad, Ya Muhammad Ya Ali
Invoking Allah, the Light of Ali and the Light of Muhammad in the spiritual heart

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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