God Calls You to the Abode of Eternal Peace

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

Ya Ali Madad and Idd Mubarak. On the occasion of Idd-ul-Adha, may Allah grant material, spiritual and intellectual happiness to Muslims all over the world, and to all those who have submitted their wills to He Who is Above All Else. Ameen

On this day, may Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, the 49th direct lineal descendant of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.), grant peace, prosperity, happiness, barakat, higher spiritual enlightenment, spiritual & luminous tayid (help) and empowerment to the global Jamat as we go through this difficult period. Ameen.

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants).

In the post, I have organized the content under three headings:

  1. Ayats from Surah Yunus and commentaries on these verses;
  2. Teaching of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi’l-laah II (a.s.): and
  3. Global prayers and three grand aspirations.

Explanation of Ayat 10:25

Footnote 1017

Salam‘, i.e., Peace and Bliss, refer to the state in the paradise where prevails bliss-perfect. ‘Salam’ is one the holy names with which God is addressed. Applying this interpretation, God invites mankind to Him with Whom nothing but bliss prevails. It is said that life on this earth starts with crying (a human child, as it lands on earth, starts its life with crying), passes through miseries and sorrows of life and ends it with effacement. God invites from this abode of miseries and effacement, to the abode of bliss-perfect and of life-eternal.

Salam‘ and ‘Islam‘— both words are of one and the same root. ‘Salamat‘, i.e., peace— Islam also means peace. And embracing Islam means: to live in peace with the creator by submitting one’s self to His will and to be in peace with creation, particularly mankind, offering peace to one and all. With Islam as the religion there could be nothing but peace on earth. A true Muslim is defined as the one whose tongue as well as his hands only work for peace to hurt none of the peaceful ones. The peace in this world leads to the peace or bliss in the life hereafter.

Siratu-Mustaqeem‘, i.e., the straight or the Right Path—meaning to walk in obedience or submission to the Law of the Lord ( i.e., ‘Shariat‘ which was revealed through the Holy Prophet) which is only straight or correct or the Right way to Salvation and no other (i.e., the obedience only to God’s commands and not to delusions caused by Satan—which is straying away from the Path).

Footnote 1017 S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, pp. 705-6

Explanation of Ayat 10:26

This ayat reads as follows:

For those who do good is excellent reward and more (than this); No darkness shall cover their faces nor shall ignominy (befall them); these are the dwellers of the garden; in it shall they abide.

Holy Quran Ayat 10:26

Our purpose in this world is to purify the soul, expand its capacity to absorb Light (Noor) and actualize it as Luminous Body (Noorani Kaya as described in verse 463 of Pir Hasan Kabirdin’s Anant Akhado). Only the Luminous Body will enter in the Abode of Eternal Peace. In order to achieve such a lofty status, it is extremely important to grow the soul by nurturing it with good deeds, True (Haqqiqati) knowledge, abundant dhikr and ibadat (bandagi) in spite of the voluminous activities in the material world. The soul is eternal and also needs constant attention. Din and Duniya go hand in hand and as the balance shifts to the soul as one becomes more aware of it. Additional practices to strengthen the soul are given in the next section.

Teaching of Imam NOOR Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi’l-laah II (a.s.)

But pure, loving and clean hearts which contain no malice and enmity at any one, or lust for things of this world, those in which there is nothing except the thought of the Truth, — such hearts are the Throne of the Merciful, and the seat of angels. Therefore, O, believers, see God in your hearts, keeping hearts well-polished, removing rust, dust, doubt and hypocrisy from the mirror of your hearts by the brush of firm faith (yaqin), and wash it with the water of religious knowledge, so that you may see God in that mirror of your hearts.

Imam Noor Mowlana Shah Mustansir bi’l-laah II. Advices of Manliness (Pandiyat-i Jawanmardi). Translated from Persian to English by W. Ivanow. The Ismaili Society Series A No. 6. p.23

May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill your spiritual heart (Qalb) with his Noor and nothing else! May this enable you to present Spiritual and Luminous Nazranas described below.

Global Prayers and Three Grand Aspirations

Through the barakat of recitation of Holy Quran, Qasidas, Holy Ginans and voluminous prayers and Angelic Salwat by many, 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.

Al-Hamdu lil-lahi Rab-bil Aalamin (All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds).

Idd ul-Adha Mubarak!

Angelic Salwat Supplication

Let us now start supplicating with angelic salwat, Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad (O Allah! Bestow Peace on and through Muhammad and his Descendants) to our beloved NOOR Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam for mushkil aasan for material and spiritual upliftment.

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

Allâhumâ salli alâ Muhammadin wa âle Muhammad

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

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