Mawlana Hazar Imam has sent us all a message related to the ongoing global health and economic crisis. He has also conveyed to us his blessings and prayers for mushkil-asan. The message available in 10 languages can be accessed from the official website of the Ismaili Muslim community.
Receiving Talika from our Imam-e-Zaman is always a very special event for us all. We receive guidance, prayers and blessings through the communication and in turn the Jamat expresses it’s gratitude with recitation of a few verses of ginan in Jamatkhanas.
The feelings of a murid on this special occasion is very difficult to describe in words. But let us try, nonetheless. A child knows how much a parent loves him or her. A parent would do absolutely anything to ensure the safety and well-being of the child and be willing to sacrifice everything for that goal. Yet a child still yearns for the occasional hug, a cuddle that expresses the special love.
In the same way, we all know how much Mawlana Hazar Imam constantly thinks about us all and about our safety and well-being. And he has done that incessantly for almost 63 years now through his hard work and institution building efforts. He is concerned about the worldly dimension and material progress as well as spiritual aspects. The present problems and the near future challenges. And the long term strategic positioning of the Jamat as well. Yet, when a Talika arrives, it is still very much a moment of profound bliss for us all because it is that “parental hug” that we are all yearning for – a powerful expression and communication of that special love.
Let us now listen to Alnoor Saleh recite 3 verses of Pir Hasan Kabiruddin’s ginan “Saahebe farmaan lakhee mokalyaa” (The Imam has written the message and sent it to us). The video shows lyrics and translations.