Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:20 am Post subject: India Visit
1. MHI looking amazingly radiant!!! Full of smiles and in very good health. Looking absolutely handsome in charcoal grey sherwani. Mashallah! Shukranlillah wal humdulillah
2. MHI has visited so many countries in this world -- Afganistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Syria etc -- but never have I seen the level of security as in India. Hats off to the Indian Govt. for giving Him so much respect: a mile-long escort, hotels surrounded by batallions of police and army, hound dogs all over the hotel and extremely efficient arrangements in the otherwise irrepressible congestion of Mumbai, big electronic signboards throughout the route announcing visit of a VVIP and traffic regulations -- excellent, excellent, excellent, outstanding!!!
3. All ismaili estates and institutions grandly lit up, especially the Diamond Jubilee School and Prince Aly Khan Hospital.
4. The whole road to the Husnabad Jamatkhana lined with thousands of murids from morning to evening. Our beloved Mowla changed His car from tinted to untinted, graciously waving and smiling at all those gathered along the road. The motorcade was specially instructed to go very, very slow from the beginning of the road till the end. Shukranlillah wal humdulillah - He is the most merciful!
5. Lots and lots of festivities in all jamatkhanas. So much utsaah...and why not?! This has indeed been a most historic padramni.
6. Main points of farman during mehmani revolved around education and security. Mowla especially mentioned His concerns for the security of our jamats in Syria, Tajikistan and Kenya. He also said it twice that He was not being pessimistic, He was not being pessimistic, but He would advise wise expenditure in the near future.
Mubaraki to all for this amazing and outstanding mulaqat!
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Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 8:05 am Post subject:
Thanks Indigo for sharing Hasanabad deedar looks like you are a TV reporter and giving us live broadcast!! great job bro! but I have a question ;as you mentioned in your post that and "why not? this has been most historical padharamni"?
I want to know why you say so? why is most historical padharamani in your opinion?
I do not watch Indian TV channel nor I read Indian news papers so, your answer will be most helpful to me.
Aga khani indeed it was historical because the last time this rites and rituals happened was way back in 1988-1989 in India.That time a lot of the present serving volunteers were child or were ignorant enough and we have no memory of it .Also there have been incidents and occasions during this visit which makes it much historical.I will share that later as time permits me.
First as we were part of those Jamat who were scheduled for last Mehmani rites.I will share my experience and the pointers of the the Farman which the Imam gave in the last Mehmani session.
Me and my in-charge friend both were from House-keeping group(Maintaining and cleaning the disposal of all the pandol and neighboring area of Hasnabad,cleaning the red carpet ,clearing the paths,Doing air freshness task).From 22nd to 26th(excludin 23th) we got lot of opportunity to clean the Imam path and had Zahiri deedar on almost 4 times a day in morning and afternoon,also when the Imam was just 10 minutes before arriving or when he was doing the Kriya inside we were cleaning the Cars path right from 2 inch distance from the car.
Now coming to our Mehmani rites.We both friends had direct entry access upto the last counter which was registration where without registration card you are not allowed to go in the Pandol before that we are frisked twice for Mobiles or metal objects.But we decided since we going as Murids in this session we will follow the procedure .We went through the Proper channels and volunteers performed their duty and also greeted us for this occasion.
Now Inside the Pandol this was the highest crowd of any day approximately 6500 public and on.
As the Imam forwarded to the takht he gave dua ashish to all the murids present in the room.
Than various kriya like giving chain to the Imam ,tilawat its english meaning and sura nooh were recited.
Than all cluster jamatkhana mukhisaheb/kamadiyasaheb,mukhiyani and kamadayani maa forwarded with mehmani towards the imam.And later Imam started the Farman.
Now coming to Imam's Farman.
I just remembered the pointers for now and i hope ITREB soon the official releases the Farman via its channels.
Imam's Farman(15 Pointers)
Imam said the rites have changed for accepting Mehmani now. Now the Jamat is much more and are scattered to every country hence its not possible to accept Mehmani personally today .The Mehmani of the Jamat were presented to the Imam via the jamati Mukhis and Kamadiyas and the tap on their shoulder means the Imam is tapping on your shoulder and accepting your Mehmani.
2::Thanking the Indian Government and State Imam visited::
Imam thanked all the states its officials and government mercenaries(security included)and thanked the central government for all the support it provided for this visit to be possible.
3::Thanking the Volunteer serving the Jamat::
Imam thanked the volunteers who were serving it today for this occasion.
4::Thanking the volunteer who are giving TKN services ::
Imam thanked the volunteer who were giving TKN service for this occasion .
5::Accepting the service of Ruhani members::::
Imam said he accepts the service of all the Ruhani members .
6::Why the Journey to India was long ::
Imam said he was and is much more focus on countries like Afghanistan and Syria and our concerned with the jamat out there.This journey was really long and Ismailis are much more scattered now than before.He hope he will more frequent the country in near future .
7::Importance to Education::
Imam emphasized that one should grasp knowledge as much he can and till the end of his journey.But make sure it shouldn't only for materialistic need.It should help other and make others progress too.
Imam emphasized that one should learn English or at-least be able to understand enough so that he can communicate or understand with the people of other country when one migrates or understand where the world is moving.
9:::Materialistic and Spiritual desire::
Imam says the jamat moving to materialistic desire but he said one should not forget to follow the spiritual path too as that too is important.He said to maintain the balance between Din and Duniya.
Imam said there are various happening occurring in the Muslim Ummah in the world.We should not be part of it and must remain in brotherhood with them and respect each other.
11:::Taking care of One's health::
Imam said 50 years before contagious disease was an issue but now the non contagious disease has become an issue. One should do regular checkup for diseases like heart and cancer so that when it gets detected it can be timely cured.
Have unity amongst one self and maintain brotherhood.
Try to have wisdom(which means possession or seeking of knowledge of the given circumstances. This involves an understanding of people, things, events and situations, and the willingness and the ability to apply perceptions, judgments and actions in keeping with an understanding of what is the right course of actions. It often requires control of one's emotional reactions).
Imam ended his far-man and was leaving the dias at that moment the President came and had some words with the Imam.Imam turned back and went back to the dias and said "My beloved spiritual children ,my farman was longer ,hence your President send me back to have more time with my children's(there was a roar of laughter in the pandol).
Imam said he feels happy when my jamat is happy and said to always be happy and work with each other co-ordially.
15:::Smile::Imam said to always have a smiling face because that also brings a smile to his face.
Imam did the kriya to the abesafa for which he had returned and than started his descent towards the Mahadan area.
There are couple of more incidents which i will share later as time permits.
Take care and mubaraki to all.(sorry for grammatical errors)
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Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2013 7:23 am Post subject:
Thank you Magnet,
You give us good information on deedar, good job.
while reading your post I thought I am in Hasanabad deedar hall with you guys.
Congratulations to all Jamats who were present at Mumbai and at Hyedrabad deedar of MHI.
I heard that Mowla gave some time with non-Ismailis in Mumbai too,will you please tell us some more about this event? I heard that there were big lines and many non-Ismailis were gathered to just look MHI!
MOWLANA HAZAR IMAM did something unexpected, he asked can I walk and take a round.
After mehmani, instead of sitting in his car, he walked towards the waiting volunteers. ..He made a whole round on foot.
He looked & smiled at every volunteer & kept saying khanavadan.
He was only 3 feet away from every volunteer.
The whole round took 11 minutes. ..It was awesome.
When he was about to sit someone said Hazar Imam kids are waiting and there
were cubs and bulbuls so Imam went close to them and spoke to a small bulbul
girl bending down. ..Every single volunteer was crying. Our seva has been accepted by him in a way that can never be imagined...MUBARAKI
Hazar Imam firman on 27 Sept 2013.
The main points :
* Health (Regular health check up)
* Communal harmony
* Din and Duniya
When the ginan sahebji tu more man bhave was being recited and at verse je je manhu te tuhi deve aeva aeva lad ladave ...at this line Mhi turned his face all around d jamat and gave a very broad smile....usually whenever ginan or tilawat is being recited ...bapa just has his eyes on d reciter but at dat line of aeva aeva laad ladave Mhi looked all around d jamat and was smiling , as he wanted to convey..I am here to bestow upon my spiritual children by bestest blessings and you get drenched in my noorani deedar
Post deedar experience guys. . Read this... one of my friend met bapa's bodygard.. this is her words .He said that your Agakhan saheb was very emotional today evening when he left Hasnabad. it was as if a Father is missing his children Also the bodyguard said that when he asked Bapa as to how can your people handle such a huge crowd. so bapa said that because my jamat is disciplined and my volunteers are more disciplined
MHI also said in his farman that he accepts the nazrana which the jamat has given on this occassion and said dat he gives his blessings by giving in return 1000times fold in material world. MHI also gave special special
blessings in his farman to the volunteers who have offerred time and knowledge nazarana. MHI said that he being the Imam can see the future ahead and would always like to say about it to his spiritual children..and he said in health checkups.. Mhi said to balance din and duniya...follow our tarikhas with faith...and to be regular in ur jamatkhana attendance and regular in ur prayers which will give you strength against external forces which r creating problems in twodays world. Mhi emphasized on english language and said its not neccessarry you know perfectly...but at least you can communicate in simple manner....which is very imp.
MHI also said in his farman that he accepts the nazrana which d jamat has
given on dis occassion and said dat he gives his blessings by giving in
return 1000times fold in material world. MHI also gave special special
blessingz in his farman to the volunteers who have offerred time and knowledge nazarana. MHI said dat he being d Imam can see the future ahead and would always like to say about it to his spiritual children..and he said in health checkups.. Mhi said to balance din and duniya...follow our tarikhas with faith...and to be regular in your jamatkhana attendance and regular in your prayers which will give you strength against external forces which are creating problems in twodays world. Mhi emphasized on english language and said its not neccessarry you know perfectly...but at least you can communicate in simple manner....which is very imp.
MHI did something unexpected , he asked can I walk and take a round.
So After memani, instead of sitting in his car, he walked towards the
He made the whole round of hasnabad on foot. He looked & smiled at every volunteer & kept saying khanavadan. He was only 3 feet away from every volunteer. The whole round took 11 minutes.
It was awesome. When he was about to sit someone said Hazar imam kids are waiting and there were cubs and bulbuls so imam went close to them and spoke to a small bulbul girl bending down.
Every single volunteer was crying. Our seva has been accepted by him in a way that can never be imagined.
Gyst of mhi farnan at Hasanabad at mehmani ..2nd session afternoon..
Mhi said he wants his jamat to remember that happiness is blessings in
Islam..he said when my jamat is smiling and laughing he is too happy....mhi said whem my jamat is laughing and smiling i too like to laugh with my jamat( mhi was just laughing and laughing and laughing) mhi said 3 times happiness is blessing smile is blessing...keep laughing and smiling...afterwards again mhi sends message through mukhisaheb saying tell my jamat to smile and be happy( mhi did the action of putting smile on lips). He was very very very happy.
Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:34 am Post subject: Mashallah!
On Friday, September 27, I was feeling very nostalgic indeed. It was the final day, the end of a glorious week in which our beloved Mowla had shown us so much rehmat and so much benevolence and we were all humbled by His magnificent magnanimity. But still I was nostalgic even though I had had so many glimpses of my beloved Mowla over the entire week and had even been further blessed by having a room in the same hotel in which our beloved Mowla Himself was staying. It is with this nostalgia that I woke up on the morning of Friday, September 27. As I stepped outside my room to pick up the complimentary newspapers, I noticed the floor butlers all gathered together peering over the railing on to the floor below. Out of curiosity, I walked over and also looked over the railing. At that precise moment, beloved Mowlana Hazar Imam, immaculately dressed in a grey sherwani suit, was walking out of a set of doors opposite. He looked up and smiled. I looked this way and that way to see who He was smiling at but found myself standing alone. The butlers were a short distance away from me. OMG! Not only had I been fortunate to have the holy darshan of my beloved first thing in the morning, but He actually looked up and smiled at me. I felt light headed and had to hold on to the railing for support. It was later that I heard that the Imam had a press meeting with the CM and after the meeting (when this happened), the Imam went straight to the jamatkhana for mehmani. And it was then also that I realised that the Imam had looked up at me when I was still in my night clothes, with morning hair sticking out in all directions. OMG how embarrassing and yet how very lucky...
Just came back on Satuday from Mumbai after a super dupper Deedar . It was so hectic with Sagridaam and the CD progrram and next day the Mehmaani Joora ! Finally, I can share our beautiful experience with all of
As you can see , the Hasnabad Shrine had been beautifully lighted and
polished foe the occasion and it was so ethereal, it looked like the Taj.
The way the Mumbai Volunteers had erected a huge mandap, an AC Jamaatkhana and security and waiting area with the challenge of heavy rains continuously was amazing. A special room had been prepared for Madhaan Ka Chaata and Mowla to refresh too. One couldn't believe that that was Hasnabad area as it looked huge !!
All the events had been well organized and Mowla was very happy during the Mehmaani sessions . He gave some different guidance in each Mehmaani, Mowla said that He was taking up projects in India for the betterment of theJamaat . , India has a lot of opportunities and that the recession was a global effect. He was very concerned for the security , safety a stability in Afghanistan, Syria and for the first time we thought Pakistan but Mowla said Nairobi with the recent happenings there. Businesses should be done in partnership so as to ensure that a single individual does not get hit and losses shared. Education in English and other international languages would definitely benefit.
This time all Jamaats were given equal importance instead of the routine of Mumbai persons getting the Laabh. During each Mehmaani , the Mukhi
Kaamadias,Mukhiani and Kamadianis and persons from that particular
session conducted all the ceremonies, tasbi ginaans etc and everyone was
very happy to see Jamaat get the Laabh.
During our Mehmaani, Our Mukhi requested Mowla to come to Pune. Mowla laughed and told the jammat that He would not be able to , but that He was with us always, every day.Shaukat got a perfect place where he was able to see the stage well and Mowla walk aroung. Aly and I were on the red carpet so Mowla walked pass us and we could see the stage well.
In the last session, (Hasnabad) Mowla told the Jamaat to be happy, always
smile and it was a Tariqah in Islam to be happy always,He said if the
Jamaat was happy , it would make Him happy. When Mowla went out, again He sent the Mukhi to tell the Jamaat to always be happy.
One lady Mowla told her that she had already taken Chaanta 20 yrs back, so He didn't give and 1 person He told was not yet 70 : Scary........Huh ! There were 2 ladies in Prince Alykhan hospital......Mowla took their names and told the volunteers to bring them for Chaanta and they were brought in the stretcher ! Lucky them !****
Aly and I had Housekeeping Duty .I was given the charge of the area outside the Mehmani hall to the entrance area. Aly had different duties either within the Hasnabad gate premises where Mowla entered or the road or the food court. we were very lucky as we would get to see Mowla 4 times everyday as there used to be a morning and evening session ! we knew the timing ,so we volunteers would finish our responsibilities and wait for Mowla to get down or get into the car.He would wave every time He left. There was a speed breaker outside the gate, where the Volunteers who were outside the gate would stand as the car had to go slow and they would see Mowla from close and He would wave to them smiling indulgently !!! the amazing thing was that a lot of Bohris live in that area and they would line up respectfully to watch "Sahib".Even so many others !!!!
The icing on the top was the last day when everyone lined up to see Mowlafor the last time. Potted plants were removed so that we could get a goodview. When Mowla came out , he saw the change in arrangement and asked one of the personel "Am I supposed to walk? " the person said "It is your wish Khudavind ". Mowla said "ok, I will walk !!! we could not believe our eyes! Mowla slowly walked around the full circle of volunteers right till the gate , praising "Good job" "Khanaadaan" and then walked the circle of cubs and bulbuls talking to them, holding their face, putting his hand on the shoulder or head and saying "Khanavadaan" all the way ! Before getting into the car, He again waved at everyone, and there was so much happiness and Noor on His Face . This Jhalak was so much more heart warming than the session of the Mehmani. Whoever experienced this moment was overwhelmed and it was out of the world ! Aly and I were really blessed that we got this opportunity to do seva on all the days and were really spoil by the number of times we got to see Him every day !! We used to get up at 4am , leave the house at 5 and come back at 11pm but it was fun !
The BMC workers were asking Aly's group how many more days they would be cleaning the roads and footpath as they were happy to get rest ! The head of the Police was really impressed with the volunteers as he said that this was the first time where police were relaxing and all was managed right from security to road manning by our workers, but they too did a fabulous job without any untoward incident.
According to many persons, and us this was the best Deedar we have ever had
and we remembered all of you in our prayers and remembered all the
ruhaanis. Mowla also gave all of you His blessings and sent His Special
wishes for happiness and mushkil Aasan. He was very happy when he left
India. I think Mowla was very happy with the unity that He saw in the
This was in my whats-app message .Sorry couldn't share it earlier
Nice time for mumbai jamat
Maula visit darkhana
Princess Zohra accompanied Hazar Imam.
First He went to the first floor and surveyed everything. Then suddenly He himself opened the window which lays just in front of Noureen's building and waved the jamaat standing in their balconies.
He then tried to close it but couldn't. Then princess Zohra came for help. Even she waved the jamaat. She even clicked the pictures of the jamaat and the building.
Then they all went to second floor and were seen standing in the balcony. Then while coming back Hazar Imam again came to the window and waved and then went back.
Princess Zohra saw a cat roaming in the building. She went to the cat and played for about five minutes.
Today in our local jamatkhana meeting some more incidents were shared.
Incident shared::One family who has shifted from Pakistan to one of the local jamatkhana wasn't allowed to be part of the event.4 members of the family were standing on road just to have deedar.Later after sharing their incident with local volunteers the family felt bad and were about to leave the place.But the daughter (around 10 years old) said to her family to wait Baapa will wait for us .The family listen to her and Baapas car waited for almost 2 second at that place where the family was standing and Baapa waved towards that side and all volunteers felt blessed because of this little girl.All congratulated the family and the father couldn't stop crying for almost an hour.
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