Welcome to F.I.E.L.D.- the First Ismaili Electronic Library and Database.

Virtual Jamatkhana

2008-AgaKhan.jpg Prince Karim Aga Khan

This online Virtual Jamatkhana inaugurated in 2007 is a place for ismailis to connect with their faith when a physical Jamatkhana is not accessible.

Although whimsically named "Virtual Jamatkhana", this page is merely a random multimedia generator of readily available content. The Virtual Jamatkhana is not meant to replace regular physical attendance in JK because it cannot replace the significance and benefits of physical attendance and of congregational prayer.

The recitations and other featured media change every few minutes when you refresh your page. Includes Dua, Tasbih, Ginan, Qasida, Speech, Waez, Images, Announcements and social hall.

If you would like a waro in virtual Jamatkhana, send us your audio at heritage@ismaili.net Preference is given to ginans that do not currently have any audio. Click on a ginan in this list to see if it has audio: http://ismaili.net/heritage/ginan_view

Faryad Ras

6:09Faryad Ras -

Ashaji

First Dua

Tasbih Giryazari

11:03Tasbih Giryazari Satada -
30:47Tasbih -

Ginan

Qasida

Words of the Imam

Second Dua

3 Times Dua

Three times Dua was compulsory even before Pir Sadardin wrote his Asal Dua. Pir Shams mentions the 3 times Dua in his work named Chaoud Ratan written long before Pir Sadardin's time.

Lailtul Qadr

Lailat Al-Qadr 15 Chantas

A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF 15 CHANTAS
1. TAUBA NO CHANTO
2. DASOND NI BHUL CHUK NO CHANTO
3. TRAN WAKHAT DUA NI BHUL CHUK NO CHANTO
4. GHUNA NI BAKSHAMNI NO CHANTO
5. GUPT GUNAH NO CHANTO
6. CHAR JOOG NO CHANTO
7. GIRBHAVAS NO CHANTO
8. PUL SIRAT NO CHANTO
9. ROSHNAI NO CHANTO
10. GHOR BHID NO CHANTO
11. KABAR NA PUCHANA NO CHANTO
12. PAHELI MANZIL NO CHANTO
13. BIJI MANZIL NO CHANTO
14. OGNIS TOL NO CHANTO
15. BAVAN GATI NO CHANTO

A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF 15 CHANTAS

Lailat Ul Qadr

46:45LAITUL QADR-ALBUQUERQUE JK - 2004
87:030738-LAILTUL QADR - 1984
56:320776-LAILT UL QADR - 1999
39:380605-LAITUL QADR - 1998
39:580127-LAITUL QADR (ENG) -
35:280604-LAITUL QADR - 2001
46:520674-LAITUL QADR - 2004
28:390483-LAITUL QADR - 1999

Lailat Ul Qadr Extras

LAYLT UL QADR

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Night of Power/Destiny. 23rd day of the month of Ramdhan. Night when the Prophet received the first revelation of the Quran. XCVII/1-5. Also symbolizes the night of humanity in this period of occultation.

QADR OR TAQDIR - God does not lead astray

A very misconception regarding the teachings of the Koran is that it ascribes to God the attributes of leading astray. Nothing could be farther from truth. While al-Hadi, or the One Who guides, is one of the ninety-nine names of God, al-Mudzill, or One Who leads astray, has never been recognized as such. If leading astray were an attribute of God, as guiding certainly is, the name al-Mudzill should have been included in the list of His names, as al-Hadi is.

Lailat Al-Qadr 15 Chantas

A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF 15 CHANTAS
1. TAUBA NO CHANTO
2. DASOND NI BHUL CHUK NO CHANTO
3. TRAN WAKHAT DUA NI BHUL CHUK NO CHANTO
4. GHUNA NI BAKSHAMNI NO CHANTO
5. GUPT GUNAH NO CHANTO
6. CHAR JOOG NO CHANTO
7. GIRBHAVAS NO CHANTO
8. PUL SIRAT NO CHANTO
9. ROSHNAI NO CHANTO
10. GHOR BHID NO CHANTO
11. KABAR NA PUCHANA NO CHANTO
12. PAHELI MANZIL NO CHANTO
13. BIJI MANZIL NO CHANTO
14. OGNIS TOL NO CHANTO
15. BAVAN GATI NO CHANTO

A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF 15 CHANTAS

QADR OR TAQDIR - Creation of good and evil

Taqdir, meaning the absolute decree of good and evil by God, an idea with which the word is now indissolubly connected by the popular mind as well as thinking writers, is neither known to the Koran, nor even to Arabic lexicology. There is only one occasion in the Koran on which a derivative of taqdir is used to indicate the fate of a person. Speaking of the wife of Lot, the Koran says, "We ordained (qaddarna) that she shall be of those who remain behind" (15:60, 27:57).

QADR OR TAQDIR

The word qadr and taqdir are derived from qada. According to Raghib, it means the making manifest of the measure (kamiyya) of a thing, or simply measure. In the words of the same authority, God's taqdir of things is in two ways, by granting qudra (power) or by making them in a particular measure and in a particular manner, as wisdom requires.

QADR OR TAQDIR - God's writing of adversities

Statements are frequently met with in the Koran, in which God is spoken of as having written down the doom of a nation, or a man's term of life, or an affliction. Such verses have also been misconstrued as upholding the doctrine of predestination. The misconception is due to a wrong interpretation of the word kitab, ordinarily carries the significance of writing, but has been freely used in Arabic literature and in the Koran itself in a variety of senses.

LAIL AT-QADR

One of the last ten nights of the month of Ramzan is called lail at-Qadr. The word lail or laila means night and qadr means originally measuring. Thus, lail at-qadr is translated as meaning the night of grandeur or night of majesty. In the Koran, it is spoken of in two places. In chapter 97, it is mentioned thrice as lail at-qadr: “Surely, We revealed it on lail at-qadr. And what will make thee comprehend what lail at-qadr is?



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