WHO ARE THE ISMAILIS?
“The Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, generally known as the Ismailis, belong to the Shia branch of Islam. The Shia form one of the two major branches of Islam, the Sunni being the other. The Ismailis live in over 25 different countries, mainly in Central and South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, as well as in Europe, North America and Australia.” (FULL ARTICLE)
WHAT ARE THE GINANS?
The Ginans (Urdu: گنان, Gujarati: ગિનાન) are a vast corpus of devotional literature in the form of lyrics and hymns worshiping and praising God, and has been the living tradition of Nizari Ismailis particularly from South Asia. The word is Hindustani, and derived from the Sanskrit word jñāna ("knowledge, wisdom, gnosis"). Pir Sadardin was an early pioneer of this form of literature. (SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA)
I decided, because I thought it would be nice to share, a few selected quotes that reflect the whole of the Muslim Ummah. I just thought that it would be nice to show what many people don't know about the Ismaili tradition. Many people negative talk it in a sense and say it is not considered a way of Islam, so I just thought I would share these to explain:
Selected Quotes on Allah
Eji heit preet man bhavsu tame japo Allah Rasool
Kalma Kaho dil Paak su to kul vigh hove dur
Translation: With love and true heart do zikar of Allah and Rasool. If you say Kalma with pure heart than all problems will be vanished.
Eji Kalma Kaho Rasool ka jo sab katee paap ne vikh
Par sab fana hovegi baqi raheinge Khuda Rasool
Translation: Say Kalma of Rasool [PBUH] who vanishes sins and poison. Every thing will come to end except Allah and Rasool [PBUH]
ejee allaah ek khasam sabukaa, duneeyaa usakee saaree
aveechal naam khudaava(n)d bhanneeye
or sab meetteeyaa keree baajee
illaahee bhed ta(n)tav naam leeje
aapnne jeevdde kee chee(n)taa re momanbhaai keeje
aapne jeevddeku(n) dozakh na deeje..illaahee.................1
Allah is the only Lord of everything, the entire world is His(or under His command).
Understand the name(attribute) of the Lord as being eternal and everlasting and
the rest is all perishable and illusory. Extract(or obtain) the Divine mysteries from
the essence of His name(by constant remembrance and contemplation).
O brother momins, be mindful about the condition of your souls and do not
condemn your souls to hell.
ejee avichal Allah avichal khaalak
avichal kaaem dayaal eji.....................................1
Everlasting is Allah, everlasting is the Creator, everlasting is the Enduring and Merciful One.
8) Eji Char ved char kitab khojiya,
Satguru sarve tya(n)ae,
Ilm Allah jiae bhejiaa,
Farad farmaviya Furkqan mahain. Cheto......
8. (Allah has sent) four Kitabs (scriptures) - Tawrat, Zabur,
Injil, Furqan - and four Hindu scriptures (the
the right Guru is mentioned in those scriptures (OR Imam Shah
has studied those scriptures). That knowledge
was sent by Allah and it is presently in the Quran.
* * * Note: Keep in mind that the Pirs were trying to convert Hindus * * *
ejee ham dil khaalaq, Allah sohee vasejee,
jene kaayam kudarat chalaai..................ebhee Allah.....1
In our hearts, resides Allah the Creator; the same Lord Allah who establishes
and sustains the everlasting nature and creation..He is indeed the Lord.
ejee alakh seerevo baanaa aapannu(n)
baanaa sachthee kareeyo kamaai...Allah yaad kareeyojee.......1
O brother! worship your indescribable(Lord). O brother! truthfully perform rewarding deeds. Always remember Allah.
yaa khudaava(n)d, taaree karannee no paar Allah tu(n)hee-j jaanne
evo peere mukhe naam bhannaayaa jee.............7
Oh Lord: Allah, it is only You who can fathom the limits of Your
(creative) actions. This is the word (concept) taught
through the mouth of the Peer.
Selected Quotes on the Quran and the Beloved Prophet
9) Eji Farad Furqane thi upanya,
Teto parvariya pirothami mahain,
Shariyat, tariqat, haqiqat, teni,
Malum che marifat mahain. Cheto.....
9. The Quran has given you the basic understanding of Shariat,
Tariqat and Haqiqat - it is up
to you now to search for Marifat.
7) Eji Noor thi Nooraj pragatiya,
Teno vas che Nooraj mahain,
Tene aa Satpa(n)th peda kidha,
Khoji kadiyo Kuran mahain. Cheto.....
7) The Noor in the Imam of the Time is the same that was the cause
of creation and really is from the very Noor you have been given the
Satpanth,nay, even the Quran originated from that Noor.
16) Eji Te Aelm Ali thi pragatya,
Teni sankh che Kuran mahain,
Kuran kudarat mahain thi utarya,
Teni sankh che ae ghar mahain. Cheto....
16. The right knowledge has come from Ali and His progeny as is
borne (forecast) by the Holy Quran and the
Holy Quran has come from God Himself (Qudrat) and the proof
162) Eji Ali nabi thi je satpanth chaliaa
Tene sreviay gupt aapar
Atharvedi aa panth kahiae
Te to khojiya kuran minjar Cheto....
162. The religion that has been introduced to you by Ali and Nabi, observe
it within yourself for truly this religion
is from the time of creation and you can find its proof in the Holy Quran.
270) Eji Te mahain andha na jane aetloon
Je panjtan sarikha kem thashe tran yaar
Jene kudrat mahain thi kitab otariya
Bijoon aaviya duldul ne zulfiqar
[ Previous Verse: 269. Bahauddin did not believe in Ali or Nabi. (This is actually a story I will post separately later in this same thread, its very interesting!)
270. It's like a blind man who cannot see that Panjtan Pak is the cause of
three entities: the Holy Quran, Dul Dul (the horse) and Zulfiqar (the sword).
of all that is really here in Satpanth (this Ghar)
padde kuraan kitaabaa buje
to tuje raah nabeekee suje........................................7
And then he/she studies the Holy Quran, he/she gets the real understanding of the Path of the Prophet.
jo mukh ahmad keraa buje
raah nira(n)jan aape suje.........................................8
When a person understands the teachings of Muhammed, he/she gets the realization of the path towards the unknowable(God).
re tu(n)hee, ...
jo buje maarag peer sadardeen keraa
jo hae sadaa kabul re
sab nabee-o(n)ke sartaaj hae
so dule nabee rasul re....................................XXXIII
Translation: Those who recognise the path taught by Pir Sadardeen know the sirat-ul-mustaqeem(True Path): Pir Sadardeen is like a crown on Hazrat nabi's head and nabi is the King...Salvaat.
Eji naam Nabi ka meetha hai jaisa sakar ne doodh
Kalma kaho dil sach su to bandho shafaat mol
Translation: The name of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] is sweet like sugar and milk. If you will say Kalma will true heart then you will get wealth of Shafaat.
Ejee bujore bhai chatra kon tannaa
Chatra Nabi Muhammad Mustapha tanna jee
Translation: Whose Protection is worth taking? Protection of Prophet Muhammad [PBUH] is worth .
Please share your positive comments and try not to be rude or judgemental; besides Hazrat Ali himself has said: "People oppose what they are ignorant about."
**Oh yah! I don't mind adding more Ginanic-based stories and such, i think it would be great to share. I'm just afraid of criticism and negative comments so I will wait and see how this post goes first...
Edited by princevisram, 02 August 2010 - 12:34 AM.