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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?
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.'
Illuminating upon the mystery of the divine mission, our Pir Mabaap says:
EJI ATHAR VED MAHE EMAJ BHANKHIYA,
SHAH MARO TOLE MUNIVAR NA IMAN;
OCCHA KHOTANE KADHI NAKHASE,
JEM TAMBOLE KATRI NAKHE PAAN.
In the ATAR VED it has been said that momins
Shall be tested. Those who shall ignore their sacred
Duties, their Iman on Hazer Imam shall not stay
Firm. Consequently they shall suffer: they shall be
Deprived of Holy Didar.
In INDIA, there was a king named RAVAN. RAVAN had prayed extensively, he took a promise from God in his IBADAT that he should be given power equivalent to ten brains and twenty hands. Also he demanded that his heart be filled with AMRIT (Divine Water) so that he may remain deathless. All this was given him as a reward for Ibadat.
We look through the eyes of MUKHI SAHEB, KAMADIA SAHEB, MUKHIANI MAA, KAMADIANI MAA we can behold the Holy Didar of Noor Mowla Murtaza Ali Hazer Imam. It is the Mubarak 'TASHVIR' of the ZAHER SWARUP (MANIFESTATION) of Noor Mowla Murtaza Ali Hazer Imam which has been most difficult, to gain view of, for the PIRS and PAYGAMBERS in the past. MUKHI SAHEB, KAMADIA SAHEB, MUKHIANI SAHEBIA, KAMADIANI SAHEBA, the representatives of Mowla Ali Hazer Imam, grace us with DUA-ASHISH, bless us, and forgive our sins. We are benefited greatly - materially and spiritually!
INCREDIBLE AND AMAZING SACRIFICES OF
RAJAH HARISH CHANDRA (THE MUKHI OF TRETA YUGA)
AND HIS WIFE SATI TARA RANI LOCHNA
FOR THE SAKE OF SATPANTH RELIGION.
RAJA HARISH CHANDRA was a king of AYODHYA NAGAR in India. He was a true and sincere rule. HE had a wife; SATI TARA RANI LOCHNA was a staunch follower of SATPANTH religion and RAJA HARISHCHANDRA became a most devout follower of SATPANTH. Even the angels envied RAJA HARISHCHANDRA for his sincerity, truthfulness and integrity.
TUJ TRUTHE NAV NAND PAMU SHAH,
JO HOVE KARIM SHAH NAJAR TAMARI.
'NAV' - means NINE.
III. DWAPUR YUGA