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The entry of the Seljuk Turks into Western Asia in the second half of the eleventh century forms one of the great epochs of world history.
Title: Durood O Salam Page: 62.1_________________________________________________________________________
Taj Innallaha wa malaikatahu, yo solune allan nabi
Ya ayu hal azeena amanu, salu wallahi wa salimun taslim **
Allahuma salle ala
Ch Allahuma salle ala, Mohamedin wa ale Muhamed (2)
Taj Allahuma salle ala
Taj Ahmed se mim hata kar, noore ahad ko dekhlo
Ch Ahmed se mim hata kar, noore ahad ko dekhlo
Rahematul-lilalameen mein, Allaha ki rahemet dekhlo
Taj Allaha ki rahemat dekhlo
Ch Shaha Karim ale Muhamed, Shaha Karim noore Muhamed
Title: Nooran ala Noor Page: 64.1
Taj Nooran ala noor ki dekho yehi to paichan hai
Ale nabi aulade Ali aur panjetan ki shaan hai
Shah Karim zindabad (4)
Ch Repeat above
Taj Noore ahad se noor chamak kar, panjetan mein aya tha
Ch Repeat above
Taj Wohi noor ki roshani phir, kutub sitara paya tha
Ch Repeat above
Taj Apne naamon se Allah ne, unka naam sikhaya
Ch Repeat above
Taj Is tara phir duniya ne, paighambhar ko paya tha **
Ali Muhamed Fatima Hassan Hussein paichan hai
BUJE MARAG PIR SADARDIN KERA,
JO HAY SADA KABUL;
SAB NABIYO KA SARDAR HAY,
SO DULLE NABI RASUL.
O momin, the rue path shown by Pir Sadardin
Is the path accepted by the almighty ALLAH, the 'NOOR-EN-ALLAH-NOOR.' Hazrat Muhammad Mustafa Rasul S.AS. Is the 'SHANSHAH.' The 'NOORANI' crown, the head of all the PAYGAMBERS - O momins say the holy salwat: ALLAHUMA SALI ALA MUHAMMADIN WA AALE MUHAMMAD.
The ocean of Maya is extraordinarily deep and unfathomable; it could be swum in the event an ant could swim across the vast ocean! But it is possible to overcome Maya (ILLUSION) with 'THE GINAN,' with deep love and devotion to the 'NOOR-EN-ALLAH NOOR HAZER IMAM. Mowla Ali Hazer Imam -alone can shower his divine blessings, divine grace, by which the incredibly powerful Maya can be combated.
WHAT IS MAYA? AND HOW IS IT POSSIBLE TO SWIM THE OCEAN OF MAYA?
III. DWAPUR YUGA
HISTORY OF RAJA GOVERCHAND
FROM PIR SHAMS' 'RAJA GOVERCHAND AKHYAN'
A RULER OF BENGAL RENUNCIATES HIS GADI (ROYAL THRONE) IN THE SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL HAPPINESS AND ELEVATION
After having attended to all the Royal court's daily affairs, Raja Goverchand retired to his royal palace. Upon arrival Rajaji's beloved, beautiful queens and maids received Rajaji at the entrance and gave him great affection, love and respect. Thereafter Rajaji was requested to sit on the golden Bajot (Seat), before the queens could give him a sponge bath, perfume his charming body and refresh him.
There was a king UGARSEN of MATHURA in India. He had both an over ambitious son, KANS, and a pious daughter, DEKVI. At the time of DEVKI'S marriage to another king VASUDEVJI, during the ceremony, there was an amazing and mysterious sound from the sky, 'O KANS there will be born a child (it will be the EIGHTH child) to DEVKI who will be your killer.'
SATI DRUPATI'S PRAYER TO HERBELOVED LORD SHRI KRISHNA
AN INCREDIBLE, AMAZING EFFECT OF HER
MOST SINCERE AND HUMBLE PRAYER
SATI DRUPATI was spiritually most intimate and close to her beloved SHRI KRISHNA - The Eighth Carnation of SHRI VISHNU (THE ALI). At time of distress and difficulty, whether material or spiritual, SATI DRUPATI prayed to her beloved LORD KRISHNA from the depth of her heart and soul. She prayed with unshaken faith that her beloved SHRI KRISHNA would do everything for her-she had deep faith that nothing was impossible for SHRI KRISHNA, the Lord Of The Age.
The supreme divinity's (PAR BRAHAM'S) MAYA (illusion) is undoubtedly unfathomable - even the ASHAT CROR BRAHMAS (Prophets) have not been able to fathom his MAYA it is not in the least surprising.
Immediately, there occurred friction with the PANDIT BRAHMINS, the BRAHMINS expressed their dislike of SHRI BUDHA himself has come to our door. When he was in KRISHNA AVTAR he made a specific Firman to us not to engage in any YAGNA ceremony. Now the significance of YAGNA does not stand in the least.'
KHUDAI 'NOOR' as the NINTH INCARNATION of SHRI VISHNU- Lord SHRI BUDHA or Adam (approximately 4050 BC), became manifest in HAZARAT SHISH (SETH) ALEHISALAAM. Through HAZARAT SHISH it descended through the unbroken divine line of 'NOOR' bearers shown below. ( some important and familiar prophets with the 'NOOR-E-ALI'S' Manifestation of the time are also shown.)
GINAN-E-SHARIFF: 'DAS AVTAR,' BY PIR SADARDIN SAHEB Extract: AVTAR DASMO
Sri Dash Mahe Sri Dash Mahe (n) Naklanki Rupe Ladho chhe Avtar; Shah Mowla Murtaza Ali Rupe Naam Bhanaveaji ; Het Haqiquatne karne Samiji Tame Bhale Bhale Avaterea; Heat sete Turie Shah Chadse Aswar, Bhagat Odharia, Asur sangarie, Danav Darie, Gatiu Tarie, Asu Purie, Vacha parie, Sankh Chakar Lese Shah Haathe.
Sankh Chakar Lese Shah Hath,
Laine Farse Shah Pruthvi Mahe;
Have Pota Te Dase Avtar,
Parhareo Shah Girbha Vaas;
Shah Dese Rikhianne Raj,
Rikhiu Karse Avichal Raaj;
THE DASMO NAKLANKI AVTAR,
MOWLA SHAH MURTAZA ALI (A.S.)
Hazarat MOWLA MURTAZA ALI was born in Macca at Kaa'ba Shariff, the holiest place in Arabia, the House Of God. Mowla Murtaza Ali's mother was Mata Bibi Zuleikha, and father HASHAMI ABU TALIB. When Mowla Murtaza Ali was born, our beloved Holy prophet Muhammad S.A.S was thirty years of age; and prophet Muhammad was revealed as THE NABI at the time Mowla Ali was ten years old.
During the lifetime of Mowla Ali's father, Hazarat Abu Talib's, the KAFFIRS, although creating a lot of difficulties for Prophet Muhammad in his preaching of Islam, were not able to go very far with their plans. But in the eleventh year of Prophet hood, Hazarat Abu Talib passed away from this world, and the KAFFIRS planned to kill the Prophet S.A.S.
Our Holy Prophet Muhammad decided not to stay in Macca any longer and to move to Medina. Mowla Murtaza Ali and Prophet Muhammmad also advised the faithful momins to migrate from Mecca to Medina.
Mowla Murtaza Ali called all the people to the MASJIDE-RASUL, and when he took a seat on the pulpit, a member from those present passed the following resolution:
Mowla Murtaza Ali warned Muaviya, ' O Muaviya, remember you are adopting the path of 'Munafic.' How do you forget that I, with my Zulficar have destroyed many Kaffirs of Islam. I have destroyed your grandfather, father and uncle who turned their faces away from Nabi-e-Karim S.A.S. You shall go to the path of janam (Hell).'
Poet KHAKI ALEYMA RAHEMA has contributed a highly instructive 'QASIDA' on the DIVINE 'NOORANI' Aspect of Hazarat Mowla Murtaza Ali. The Qasida was originally composed by the poet in Persian and later translated into English and Gujerati. It was first printed in 1929 in the quarterly magazine 'IRAN' published in Russia.
Poet Rahema has explained in his Qasida a very deep philosophy of' JAMA,' of 'THE MAZAHARE ALLAH,' and of THE DIVINE 'NOOR' that has manifested in different physical garbs during the different ages as the 'EVERLIVING GUIDE.'