Importance of Prayer and Remembrance of God

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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-Fitr, 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).

Explanation of Ayat 29:45

Footnote 1772

Though the address here is to the Holy Prophet, but every believer in God comes under this ordinance. Prayer is the remembrance of God. In prayer the individual realises the presence of God or it brings consciousness of the presence of the glory of the Lord and the individual’s being nothing, through which realisation the individual gets into communion with the absolute reality and it naturally purges the individual of every thing evil, in word and action. This would naturally have a great purifying effect on the practical life of the individual. An active realisation of the existence of All-Divine Almighty and All-Knowing Being, would automatically restrain the individual from earning His displeasure.

It makes the individual naturally realise that, only through goodness or imbibing the divine attributes, he can earn the communion with the All-Divine Lord by which a moral gets qualified for rise to the heights of the heavenly bliss. The Holy Prophet has said that “the one who is regular in the prescribed daily prayers would one day surely get restraint against evil.” The Holy Imam Jafar ibne Muhammad As-Sadiq said “Any one of our Shias, (i.e., devotees of the Holy Ahlul-Bait) who does not recognise the importance of ‘Salat’ , i.e., (the prescribed daily prayers) ‘Namaz’ has denied our rights (in other words has ceased to be our devotee)”.

The same Imam has said that “he who wishes to know if his prayers have been accepted by God should find out in himself how far his prayers have restrained him from evil. His prayers are accepted only to the extent they have been effective in discipling him and have kept him away from evil.

People reported to the Holy Prophet about a man who prayed in the daytime and neglected it in the night. The Holy Prophet that surely one day the man would restrain against evil. The Holy Imam Jafar ibne Muhammad As-Sadiq said: “Our Shias are those when alone do remember God the most.”

Abu-Khadri reports that the Holy Prophet said that “wherever God is remembered the angels also attend the assembly and God forgives the sins of those who take active part in it and also those who remain silent audience to it.” And God knows every act of every one to reward every one according to the personal merits of one’s belief and action.

This is the best prescription for the purification of one’s heart and preventing one from committing any sins [is the] recitation of Qur’an [and] keeping up prayer but the greatest of all the means is the remembrance of God.

Footnote 1772 S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.1196-1199.

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

“The (real) believer is one who is always patient, pious, sincere and truthful, clean in his beliefs, and modest, whose heart is full of the fear of God, who is free from wrath and hatred, and is pure. In his every action he sees his Lord (Khudawand) present before him, always remembering God. Every slave of God who acts in this way will receive in this world splendour and affluence, and in the hereafter he will be in Paradise, in the presence of his Lord (Mawla-y-i khud), Murtada ‘Ali. ” .

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.7

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!

Ardent Prayers

May our beloved NOOR Mowlana Hazar Imam, through the knowledge and barakat of the Holy Qur'an, Holy Ginans & Qasidas, Ayatul Kursi and Angelic Salwat, grant the global Jamat luminous (noorani) and spiritual (ruhani) tayid (help) to advance materially, spiritually and intellectually. May Mowla bestow Sunshine in our hearts, light in our foreheads, and the inner vision of the Truth in our intellects. Ameen.

May Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam fill our spiritual hearts with his NOOR and nothing else, and empower us to overcome fear, anxiety and uncertainty as we pass through this calamity! Ameen.

May the Almighty Creator help the whole humanity because we are all created from a Single Soul! 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)