Special Revelation to the Holy Prophet Muhammad

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

Ya Ali Madad! On the occasion of the commemoration of the great spiritually uplifting event of Idd-e-Milad un-Nabi, the birthday of our Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.), please accept our heartfelt felicitations! May all Muslims and humanity at large be bestowed with peace, prosperity, happiness, and good health! 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 47:2

Footnote 2293

Belief in God necessarily includes belief in His Word, i.e., the Holy Quran, and the belief in what was sent down to the Holy Prophet would mean something particularly important and different from the general revelations. A reference to this special revelation is found in verse 5:67 under which the Holy Prophet declared Ali to be the ‘Mawla’ or the Master or the Lord of the believers. Thus, this verse would mean that those who believe in God, in the Holy Quran, and do good deeds, and believe in the Imamat of Ali, … whatever evil they would have wrought in their past life, would be wiped out of the records of their deeds. It must be remembered that it was only at the declaration of Ali as the succeeding Master or the Lord of the believers, in the place of the Holy Prophet, that the religion Islam was decreed to have been perfected. Thus without the belief in Ali’s succession of the Holy Prophet, the faith is neither complete nor would it be acceptable.

Footnote 2293, S. V. Mir Ahmed Ali, p.1508

The Spiritual Constitution and Configuration of the Holy Prophet Muhammad

In his book, the Sufi Path of Knowledge, William C. Chittick has presented Ibn al-Arabi’s Metaphysics of Imagination. He has used Ibn al-Arabi’s work and has made reference to human constitution which reflects the preparedness of higher realities into the human soul. The more balanced the body’s constitution, the more it is able to act as a perfect mirror for the spirit which God breathes in it. He has presented the teaching of Ibn al-Arabi as follows:

Know that mirrors are diverse in shape and they modify the object seen by the observer according to their own shapes, whether they be tall, wide, curved, bent, round small, large, numerous, and so on — whatever may be the shape of the mirror. It is known that the messengers are the most balanced (a’dal) of all people in constitution, since they receive the messages of their Lord. Each of them receives the message to the measure of the composition God has given him in his constitution. There is no prophet who was not sent specifically to a designated people, since he possessed a specific and curtailed constitution. But God sent Muhammad with an all-inclusive message for all people without exception. He was able to receive a message because he possessed an all-inclusive constitution which comprises the constitution of every prophet and messenger, since he has the most balanced and most perfect of constitutions and the straightest of configurations.

Chittick, W. C. The Sufi Path of Knowledge.SUNY Press, Albany, 1989. pp.351-2

Seeing Through the Mirror of the Holy Prophet Muhammad

Let us continue this analogy of the mirror and learn from the teachings of Ibn al-Arabi about one’s own advancement :

Once you come to know this, and once you desire to see the Real in the most perfect manner in which He can become in the human plane, then you have to know that it is not belong to you. You do not have the constitution like that possessed by Muhammad. Whenever the Real discloses Himself to you within the mirror of your heart, your mirror will make Him manifest to you in the measure of its constitution and in the form of its shape. You know how far you stand below Muhammad’s degree in knowledge of his Lord through his plane. So cling to faith and follow him!

Place him before you as the mirror within which you gaze upon your own form and the form of others. When you do this, you will come to know that God must disclose Himself to Muhammad within his mirror. I have already told you that the mirror displays an effect in that which is seen from point of view of the observer who sees. So the manifestation of the Real within the mirror of Muhammad is the most perfect, most balanced, and most beautiful manifestation, because of the mirror’s actuality. When you perceive Him in the mirror of Muhammad, you will perceive from Him a perfection which you could not perceive in respect of considering your own mirror. (III 251.3)

Chittick, W. C. The Sufi Path of Knowledge.SUNY Press, Albany, 1989. p.352

Seeing Through the Mirror of Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali

Prophet Muhammad (may peace of God be upon him has said:

“Preserve me through my descendants (Imams)”

“Ali and I are from the same Divine Light.”

“I am from Ali and Ali is from me.”

Kassim Ali, M. J. 1955 Ever Living Guide, Ismailia Association Pakistan, Karachi, p. 14

Seeing Through the Mirror of Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam

Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini Hazar Imam, in direct lineal descendant of the Holy Prophet (s.a.s.), through Hazrat Mawlana Ali (a.s.) and Hazrat Bibi Fatima (a.s.), is the forty-ninth Imam of Ismaili Muslims. The greatest miracle of Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) was Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) in his time. In our time, the Noor of Murtaza Ali (a.s.) is in Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam through the chain of Imamat. Thus, for us, the greatest miracle of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s.a.s.) is our present, living and speaking Imam. Shukran Lillah Wal Hamdu Lillah!

Calling on Noore Karim With the Beautiful Divine Names

Upon reading Ibn al-Arabi’s teaching of seeing through the mirror of the Holy Prophet, I extended this concept to Noor Mowlana Murtaza Ali (a.s.) as supported by the Quranic ayat, 47:2, presented above. Then through the chain of Imamat, I extended the concept of luminous mirror to to Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam. In my opinion, the first step to see the luminous mirror is to improve one’s own standing by calling for it.

In the firman made on December 13, 1964 in Karachi, Noor Mowlana Hazar Imam said that ‘his Noor has indicated to you where and in which direction you must turn, so as to obtain spiritual and material satisfaction‘. I have taken this firman to my heart and am now doing dhikrs which call on the Noor directly because in my heart, Noor Mowlana Shah Karim Al-Hussaini (a.s.) is the pillar of Light or a luminous mirror and is represented by the words ‘Noore Karim’ in the dhikrs. I firmly hold on to this luminous pillar and/or luminous mirror in my dhikr of selected tasbis from the 99 Beautiful Names. For example, Ya Rahman, Ya Rahim tasbi becomes Noore Karim, Ya Rahman & Noore Karim, Ya Rahim. The original concept was inspired to me on March 16, 2015 and I have expanded it over time. Here is a link to meaning and explanations for 27 Divine Names and a corresponding mp3 track:

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)