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2. Ismaili Beliefs, Prayers and Practices

Documented @ Last: Ismaili Evening Prayer and Tasbih

President of Ismaili National Council offering post-prayer Tasbih. The Ismailis pray without gender segregation, not facing the Qiblah.

President of Ismaili National Council offering post-prayer Tasbih. The Ismailis pray without gender segregation, not facing the Qiblah.

The claim that Ismailis do not invoke Aga Khan in their prayers is often made by Ismailis when their secret prayer is exposed. While the doctrine of Ismaili Trinity was exposed in our article “Ismaili Trinity” earlier (click here to read), in the current article we will quote the post-prayer supplications recited by the Ismailis in their prayer halls or Jamatkhanas (called Ismaili Centers in the Western world). In these post-prayer tasbihs, they specifically ask for protection, health, wealth and happiness from their Hazar Imam, the Aga Khan.

The Ismaili Evening Tasbih

The word for post-prayer supplication used by Ismailis is called Tasbih, which is a type of Dhikr. This dhikr is performed by Ismailis at the end of their evening prayers. It is mentioned below word-for-word along with an explanation. The quotes in red are recited by the congregation leader who is facing the Ismaili worshipers. The black text is a translation produced here for understanding of the shirk-infested ‘Tasbih’:

  1. Tasbih Kadho Giriyazariji: Ya Ali, Ya Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Husayni Hazar Imam tun gat jamatji kul mushkeliun aasan kar.

Translation: Oh Ali, Oh our Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni, The Present Imam, please ease all difficulties for the Jamaat.

  1. Ya Ali, tun tasbih kadhaan wareji kul mushkeliun aasaan kari nek umedu puri kar.

Translation: Oh Ali, please ease all difficulties for all those who are doing this dhikr

  1. Ya Ali, Tun Rahem Kar, Fazal Kar, Daya Kar, Ya Ali, Ya Ali, Ya Ali (33 times silently)

Translation: Oh Ali, have mercy on us, be graceful towards us, be generous towards us, oh Ali, oh Ali, oh Ali (the dhikr of “Oh Ali” is recited 33 times by each individual)

  1. Aliyullah, Tasbihji Venti Toje Huzur Me Kabul Kar Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al Husayni Hazar Imam

Translation: Ali Ullah, O Light our Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Hazar Imam please accept this dhikr and humble request made to you.

  1. Tasbih Kadho Satadeji Venti Ji: Ya Ali, Tun Satada Sthapan Wareji Kul Mushkeliun Aasan Kari Nek Umedu Puri Kar (this dhikr is made on an occasion called Satada)

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim
Ya Ali, Ya Muhammad (11 times aloud, in congregation)

Translation: Perform the dhikr of satada venti: Oh Ali, please the difficulties of all those who are observing the satada.

  1. Aliyullah, Tasbihji Venti Toje Huzur Me Kabul Kar Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Husayni Hazar Imam
    Translation: Ali Ullah, O Light our Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Hazar Imam please accept this dhikr and humble request made to you.
  2. Aliyuallah, Allahumma Ya Mawlana Anta Salaam……Hazirul Maujood

Translation: Ali Ullah, O Allah, Oh Our Mowla You are Peace … Here and Present.

7.1.Ya Ali,Ya Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Husayni Hazar Imam,Toji Chhatra Chhaya Asaanke Nasib Thai Aay, Ane Toje Tarafthi Navajesh Thael Din Duniya-Ji Niyamato Badal Asaan Toja Lakho Shukrana Ada Karonta.

Translation: O Ali, O Light our Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Hazar Imam, we have your shade over us, and your wordly and spiritual blessings upon us and we thank you for all these blessings.

7.2. Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Mathe Rahem Kari Gat Jamat Ja Kul Gunah Maaf Kar

Oh Ali, bless all the Jamaat and forgive all of our sins.

7.3. Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Jo Iman Chhele Dam Sudhi Salamat Rakhij

Oh Ali, keep our faith ever-lasting.

7.4.Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Mathe Koi Diwas Parakh Ma Vijaj

Translation: O Ali, don’t put trials on the on us

7.5. Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Mathe Hamesha Raji Roj

Translation: O Ali, please stay happy with us, your Jamat

7.6. Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Ke Haqiqati Samaj De

Translation: O Ali, give the real understanding to the Jamaat

7.7. Ya Ali, Tun Gat Jamat Ke Toja Farman Bardar Moman Banaay

Translation: O Ali, please make us your obedient momins.

7.8. Ya Ali,Tu Gat Jamat Ke Dasond,Sukrit,Ibadat Me Pura Rakh.

Translation: O Ali, enable us the Jamaat  to complete our duties of dasond, sukhrit and worship

7.9.Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Je Samp,Salaah,Ikhlaas Ane Muhobbat Me Vadharo Kar.

Translation: O Ali, increase the Jamaat in sincerity and love

7.10. Ya Ali,Tun Gat Jamat Ji Roji,Kamani Me Barkat De

Translation: O Ali, bless our rizq and earnings

7.11.Ya Ali, Tun Din Ja Dushman Dafe Kar

Translation: O Ali, eradicate all enemies of our religion

7.12.Ya Ali,Tu Satpanth Ji Chharti Kar

Translation: O Ali, raise the Satpanth (the true sect)

7.13.Ya Ali,Tun Kul Ismaili Ke Sawaar Saanj Jamatkhane Achanji Ane Poteji Dhaarmik Farajo Niyamit Adaa Karanji Ala,Himmat,Shakti Ane Prerna De

Translation: O Ali, enable all Ismāʿīlīs to attend Jamatkhana every morning and evening

7.14.Ya Ali,Tun Kul Ismaili Jo Jaan,Maal,Aal,Aulad,Izzat, Aabru Ane Iman Salamat Rakh

Translation: O Ali, bless the lives, wealth, children, honor and faith of every Ismāʿīlī

7.15.Ya Ali,Tun Duniya Je Matra Ismaili K Harek Taklif Ane Musibat Methi Ugari Gini Saday Sukhi Ane Abad Rakh

Translation: O Ali, ease difficulties of all Ismailis around the world and grant them peace and prosperity

7.16.Ya Ali,Tun Duniya Methi Ashanti Dur Kari,Sukh Shanti Ane Abaadi Felay

Translation: O Ali, eradicate all worries of the world and spread peace all over it.

7.17.Ya Ali,Tun Aan Paanije Bhandar Me Barkat De

Translation: O Ali, give us blessings in the treasure of water

7.18.Ya Ali,Ya Hazar Imam,Tun Asan Je Desh Ji Sukhshanti Ane Abadi Me Vadharo Kar

Translation: O Ali, O Hazar Imam bless and spread peace in our country

7.19.Ya Ali,Ya Hazar Imam,Tun Gat Jamat Ke Toja Zaheri Ane Batuni Noorani Deedar Nasib Kar

Translation: O Ali, O Hazar Imām, please bless us with your real and spiritual luminous didar

  1. Aliyullah, Gat Jamat Ji Giriyazariji, Araj Venti Toje Huzur Me Kabul Kar Noor Mawlana Shah Karim Al-Husayni Hazar Imam

Translation: Ali Ullah, O Light our Mowlana Shah Karim al-Husayni Hazar Imam please accept this dhikr and humble request made to you.

(After sitting down)

Ash-Shahadu Ann La Illaha Illallah,
Ash-Shahadu Anna Muhammadar Rasulullah,
Ash-Shahadu Anna Aliyyan Amirul Mu’mneen Aliyuallah.

Translation:
I bear witness that there is no God worthy of worship other than Allah
I bear witness that Muhammad is the Prophet of Allah
I bear witness that Ali is the Ameer ul Momineen, Ali is of Allah

Hai Zinda – Qayam Paya

Translation: (The Imam) Is Living – (The Imam was) Found For Ever

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Discussion

2 thoughts on “Documented @ Last: Ismaili Evening Prayer and Tasbih

  1. From Islamic point of view, this Dua does contain shirkia phrases. However, sitting together, of close reletives, in a Dua ( not that after Salah) is common elsewhere.

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    Posted by Aziz Baig | October 6, 2015, 1:08 pm

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