Saturday, July 18, 2015

Reflection on Munajaat Sharifa - Sehehrullah 1436 H

Sunday, July 12, 2015

SHEHRULLAH 1436 H - Munajaat Sharifa Reflectio

                                                     One of the most endearing form of Ibad'at in Shehrullah is  munajaat - a one to ONE commune with ALLAH the Glorified wherein the abd expresses his innermost feelings, his aspirations, his cherished goals, in lyrical verse form, longings of the sublime pure heart, preferably in seclusion, when the world is asleep, seeking guidance succor and strength from non other than ALLAH.

A'li Qadr Muffadal Moula (TUS) during this Sherullah in the noble tradition of his predecessors, addressed his longings with spirituality and fervor, each abyaat sharifa pregnant with deep esoteric meanings.  We mumineen around the world were blessed to tilawat of Munjaat sharifa in his radiant presence on the night of Laylatul Qadr. 

With my limited knowledge and in order to earn his blessings and earn sawab of Ilmi ibada't, have reflected on a few of the abyaat sharifa and sharing with my readers.    

Abyaat Sharifa 21:  Man is first and foremost a spiritual being - a soul with a body, rather than a body with a soul. Muffadal Moula wants us mumineen to focus on the soul, and shafa'at of Ma Fatema is the nourishment of the soul, and he beseeches Allah to grant us the same, so that our souls which are everlasting are forever full filled. 

Abyaat Sharifa 22 : Adorn my soul with radiant cloths of brocade and silk by the Grace of the noor that continues to radiate from the pichori (chardar) of Ma Fatema. We humans have the tendency of adorning our body and our material possessions, which in fact, are not  ever lasting. A'li Qadr Moula seeks adornment of the soul, which will infuse us with radiant joy and spirituality, and make our wayfaring to our Lord a celebration.

Abyaat Sharifa 24 : Out of the countless 'ehsanaats' of Ma Fatema one to which A'li Qdar Moula refers in the above abyaat sharifa is Mohsin.who for ever will remain in our memories, because of the dastardly act of a laeen ,who crushed Ma Fatema between the wall and the door, on which he kicked knowingly.   

Every one born in this world has to suffer and recompense for his past and present deeds. There is no escape - ' kisasaat na khamyaza uthavaj padse' - your 'karma' will play out and seek retribution.

 But in this abyaat sharifa A'li Qdar Moula beseeches that by the vasila of Ma Fatema's Mohsin in Laylatul Qadr, Allah may ease the burden, in a better humane way,so that we mumeen do not suffer much and at the same time the Adl of Allah is established. 

What better example than that of a just married man whose nikah was solemnized by Nabi (SA). He went out in the midst of his conjugal bliss, and answered the fakir who came to his door asking for food and alms. We all know this riwayat so very well. 

As a result of this single act, death that was destined for him, had to wait for many more years. 

Do reflect on your past deeds and you will surely find that many a times you have escaped harsh life situations, with mild recompense. Remember the ehsanaats of Ma Fatema's Mohsin. 

There is one episode from my personal life which  I recollect as I write this reflection. If my 'karma' would have run its course, living would have been an uphill task, a daily struggle and many deprivations of the joys of living, and I would not be the one writing this taffakur !!!

Abyaat Sharifa 31. Out of the countless ehsanaats of Imam Husain (SA) that arose by his single act of Sajda on the burning sands of Karbala A'li Qadr Moula beautifully articulates and beseeches Allah and bears witness that it was on account of this Sajda  - that the ' hidayat ni zamin ' the act of doing dawat,  which is a very difficult and daunting task in this materialistic driven world, calling upon people to perform good deeds and keep away from evil, this sermonizing and preaching has become easy and free of tribulations and rejections - feels like jannat. 

 (Here would like readers to recall the hardships and rejections faced by RasulAllah (SA) when he went to Taif  to bring the heathens into the fold of Islam ) During Khidmat Ramzaniyah we can see many fresh talebats, who go out to perform khidmat, some for the very first time, and in some mauje even successful and highly respected professionals adhere to their sermons and seek advice on matters of Deen.  It is all on because of the severe tribulations and sufferings of Moula Imam Husain (SA) in Karbala.

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