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"Fain would they put out the light of Allah with their mouths, but Allah will perfect His light however much the disbelievers are averse." — Holy Qur'an 61:8

 

:: Trait No. 4: Summon the Way to Your Lord Lord with Wisdom and Fine Words ::

Tuesday, Jun. 11, 2024

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

Ya Ali Madad and Ramadan Mubarak. This post consists of five parts

  1. Enlightenment teachings from the Holy Qu'ran;
  2. Excerpt(s) from 'A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission';
  3. A dhikr tasbi for each night;
  4. Angelic salwat which is the anchor tasbi for the project; and
  5. Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations.

Part 1: Enlightenment Teachings from the Holy Qu'ran

 

 

Part 2: An excerpt from 'A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission'
In 'al-Risāla al-mūjaza al-kāfiya fī of Ahmad b.Ibrāhīm al-Naysbūrī has written the following gem:

"[§7] God addressed His Prophet as follows: 'Summon to the way of your Lord with wisdom and fine words and argue with them using what is best.'8 This verse indicates that a da'wa can appeal also for a cause which is not that of God but that he commanded him [the Prophet] that his appeal should be only to the way of God. ...God ordered the Prophet in this verse to make his appeal using 'wisdom and fine words' and his arguments should be those that are most appropriate. It will be understood that a person not familiar with wisdom and fine words is not suitable to be a dâ'î. He said: 'and dispute with them using what is best'. A person not adept at disputation had better not become a dâ'î. Disputation, discussion and refutation are not done in the best manner other than by those most knowledgeable about the literal and the figurative meanings, both in the rational and the legal sense. Wisdom consists of knowledge plus deeds. 'Fine words' comprise of exhortation through inner meaning. That which is 'fine' here consists of loyal devotion to our Master, the Commander of Believers, 'Ali b. Abî Tâlib. God has said: 'He who produces the best has ten models of it',9 which is to say, he who believes in the authority of 'Ali b. Abî Tâlib understands the ten ranks of the hierarchy, five of which are bodily and five spiritual."


(Source: Klemm, V. and Walker, P. E., A Code of Conduct—A Treatise of the Etiquette of the Fatimid Ismaili Mission, pp.37-38)

Footnotes

8. Qur'an, 16:125.

9. Qur'an, 6:160.

Part 3: Dhikr Tasbi
We believe that through of Noor of Mowlana Hazar Imam, the Noor of Imamat, and through the Noor of Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.), we will come close to He who is above all else.

Let us now recite the dhikr of Ya Ali, Tuhi Tu with humility, courage and conviction:

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

Ya Ali, Tuhi tu: O Ali, Only You are You

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 blessings, guidance and empowerment for the fulfillment of our noble wishes. May our beloved Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam 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

33 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

or

101 beads recited by Noorallah Juma

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbil 'alamin.
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds!

 

Part 5: Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations
Through the barakat of recitation of Holy Ginans, gratitude tasbi and angelic salwat by many individuals of the global Jamat, O Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam, bless the global Jamat with:

  1. Spiritual and luminous tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually;
  2. Sunshine in our spiritual hearts and actualization of the inner vision of the Truth;
  3. Empowerment to present a Material Nazrana of time, knowledge and financial resources;
  4. Empowerment to present a Spiritual Nazrana in the form of a pure heart which is in a state of constant dhikr; and
  5. Empowerment to present a Luminous Nazrana in the form of a sound heart (qalb-i salim) which is in a state of constant dhikr and enlightenment.

 

Haizinda — Qayampaya
(Our Present Imam is Living and His NOOR is Eternal)

 

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