Life – An Exalted Destiny – Aga Khan III

Life - An Exalted Destiny - Aga Khan III Life is a great and noble calling; not a mean and grovelling thing to be shuffled through as best as we can, but a lofty and exalted destiny.

Dam Hama Dam Ali Ali Qasida

Dam Hama Dam Ali Ali – Farsi


Dam hama dam Ali Ali by Mowlana Rumi
English Rendition of Qasida by Arif Babul

Saki e ba wafa manam,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 1
Sufi e ba safa manam,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 2
Ashike Murtaza manam,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 3
Mutribe khushnava manam,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 4
Adam ba safa tueen,
Yusufe mah laka tueen… 5
Khidhre rahe khuda tueen,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 6
Shahe shariyatam tueen,
pire tariqotam tueen… 7
Haq ba hakikatam tueen,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 8Ham dame sayeedul basher,
raj e shamshul qamar… 9Babe shabirro ham shabbar,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 10

Sayeede sarware karam,
goft bato ay ibne am… 11

Lahamak lahmi dammak dammi,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 12

Ayah e Innama barat,
taje la fata sarat… 13

Shamsh gulame Kambarat,
dam hame dam Ali Ali… 14

A humble poet, I am, Let me be your muse drink of me
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali
A Sufi, I am, Pure of heart
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali
A lover, I am, of Murtaza Ali
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali
My joy uncontained, I am in song
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali
Adam the Pure be you,
Yusuf the Beautiful too
Tis you who’s Khidr’s guide
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali
His teacher, his inspiration
Lord, Lawgiver, Teacher, True Guide
Truth be, you are the Truth; the Absolute
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali AliFaithful Companion, in virtue incomparable
In whose company pales even the Sun, the moonOh, Father of Hassan, Hussein
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali Declared Muhammed, the Most Generous of generous
My cousin, the son of my uncleMy flesh is your flesh, my blood your blood
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali AliYou are the Guardian, the Master of believers,
That the Holy Quran makes clear,
Garbed, Crowned, Invincible, Unvanquished Shams, your humble servant, your Kambar Gulam am I
In rapture, my very being cries out: Ali Ali

Dam hama dam Ali Ali by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Full Qawali – Urdu



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Quran, 13:28

ألا بِذِكْرِ اللهِ تَطمَئِنُّ الْقُلُوبُ

“Verily! In the remembrance of Allah do hearts find contentment.” - Quran, 13:28

Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad:

‘Ali is ‘as my own soul’ (ka-nafsi).

He said to ‘Ali, ‘You are from me and I am from you (anta minni wa ana minka).’

‘Truly, ‘Ali is from me and I am from him (inna ‘Ali minni wa ana minhu), and he is the wali (patron/spiritual master) of every believer after me.’

Hazrat Ali

12. When some blessings come to you, do not drive them away through thanklessness.

13. He who is deserted by friends and relatives will often find help and sympathy from strangers.

Imam Ali Sayings

Imam Jaffer Sadiq

لاَ يَكُونُ شَيْءٌ فِي اْلاَرْضِ وَلا فِي السَّمَاءِ إِلاَّ بِهذِهِ الْخِصَالِ السَّبْعِ: بِمَشيئَةٍ وَ إِرادَةٍ وَقَدَرٍ وَقَضَاءٍ وَ إِذْنٍ وَكِتابٍ وَأَجَلٍ. فَمَنْ زَعَمَ أَنَّهُ يَقْدِرُ عَلى نَقْضٍ وَاحِدَةٍ، فَقَدْ كَفَرَ.

“Nothing occurs in this earth and in the heaven except with the following seven stages: Will, intention, destiny, decree, permission, book and implementation. Then whoever thinks that he can reduce any of these stages, then indeed he has disbelieved.”

- Imam Jaffer Sadiq, Usul al Kafi, vol. 1, p. 149

Qur’an 67:3-4

الَّذِي خَلَقَ سَبْعَ سَمَاوَاتٍ طِبَاقًا مَّا تَرَى فِي خَلْقِ الرَّحْمَنِ مِن تَفَاوُتٍ فَارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ هَلْ تَرَى مِن فُطُورٍ

ثُمَّ ارْجِعِ الْبَصَرَ كَرَّتَيْنِ يَنقَلِبْ إِلَيْكَ الْبَصَرُ خَاسِأً وَهُوَ حَسِيرٌ

(Y. Ali) He Who created the seven heavens one above another: No want of proportion wilt thou see in the Creation of ((Allah)) Most Gracious. So turn thy vision again: seest thou any flaw?

(Y. Ali) Again turn thy vision a second time: (thy) vision will come back to thee dull and discomfited, in a state worn out.

Aga Khan jokes

Aga Khan Speech Brown University May 1996:

"Looking around this colorful gathering, I recall helping in the choice of the Aga Khan University's regalia. Our research into Islamic traditions of academic dress revealed that an academic's rank determined the height of his hat. The higher the rank, the taller the hat. The senior most professors therefore appeared taller than their students even when sitting down. I have just learnt that my friend Neil Rudenstein, the President of Harvard has given instructions that all Harvard hats are to be heightened by at least a foot. This has caused havoc in the Ivy League which is now debating resolution MAHH96, standing for Maximum Allowable Hat Height. My academic standing and that of President Gregorian, should be evident from the hats that we are presently wearing!"

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Rumi on Ramadan
The month of fasting has come, the emperor’s banner has arrived; withhold your hand from food, the spirit’s table has arrived. The soul has escaped from separation and bound nature’s hands; the heart of error is defeated, the army of faith has arrived. Fasting is our sacrifice, it is the life of our soul; let us sacrifice all our body, since the soul has arrived as guest. Fortitude is as a sweet cloud, wisdom rains from it, because it was in such a month of fortitude that the Koran arrived. …Wash your hands and your mouth, neither eat nor speak; seek that speech and that morsel which has come to the silent ones.



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