Ginan: Ginan bolo re nit – Recite Ginans everyday!

Ismailimail in collaboration with Karim Maherali launches a Ginan series which will contain a transliteration and translation of a chosen Ginan. This will serve to promote the understanding of Ismaili Tradition to the wider Jamat and hopefully prepare us for the Diamond Jubilee of Mawlana Hazar Imam. Your comments and suggestions for improvement and further discussion are welcome.

Ginan: Ginan bolo re nit - Recite Ginans everyday!

Ginan bolo re nit

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Eji Ginaan bolo re nit noore bhariyaa
Evo haidde tamaare harakh na may ji……1

O momins! Recite Ginans everyday, for they are filled with Noor. You will have unbounded joy in your hearts.

Comment: Noor is the light of knowledge and wisdom which renews and refreshes the soul and hence is a source of great happiness.

 

Eji Saamiji aaviyaa naa aavaaj huvaa
Evaa aagal thaki kidhaa tamane jaann ji…….2

O momins! The sounds of the arrival of the Lord are heard. For you have been given such foreknowledge.

 

Eji Aagaa ne tope hiraa jagmage
Jaanniye te ubho Gokul maa(n)helo kaanaji…….3

O momins! The crown upon the head of the Most High is studded with diamonds. It is as if Lord Krishna of Gokul is standing infront.

 

Eji Noorane teje Aly aagero
Saamine teje saamu(n) na jovaayaji……..4

O momins! Aly is in the forefront radiant with Noor. The radiance of the Lord is so intense that it cannot be observed.

 

Eji saari sambhaari harne aagal dharo
Evo nit rang bamannero thaaeji……..5

O momins! Submit your dues diligently to God. Thus both of your lives (material and spiritual) will be enriched everyday.

 

Eji Tamaari beddie Allah raajio
Sinche tamaari garib jamaat ji….6

O momins! Allah is pleased with your boat. He showers his gifts upon your poor Jamaat.

Comment: In this verse, the Pir is addressing the Imam and the boat signifies the vessel with the load of a simple and humble Jamat sailing across the ocean of material existence.

 

Eji Tamboli vinaa vannse paand-ddaa
Tem gur bhirmaa vinaa vannase jamaat ji……7

O momins! Just as the leaves will wither away without a gardner, in the same manner the Jamat will wither away without the Gur Bhrama.

Comment: Gur Bhrama is the first primal guide also called the Pir in our tradition and the bearer of the Noor that created the universe, hence he is also called the Creator (Bhrama).

 

Eji Sukrit karjo viraa aa juge
Gur bhirmaajinaa japjo motaa jaap ji……8

O momins! Perform good deeds o courageous ones in this world and remember the exalted word of the Gur Bhrama.

Comment: Since the Gur Bhrama himself is the Creator, his word serves as a powerful means of purifying and preparing oneself for the ultimate destiny of the soul – union with the Beloved.

 

Eji Jamin aasmaan saahebe jugate jaddiaa
Evo haidde tamaare harakh na maae ji……..9

O momins! The Lord has created the earth and the heavens purposefully and skillfully . This will give your hearts unbounded joy.

Comment: In other words creation is meant for our ultimate good.

 

Eji Pir Sadardin boliyaa venati
Saami raajaa gatiyun taarannhaar ji……10

O momins! Pir Sadardeen has spoken this entreaty. O Kingly Lord save the Jamat for you are indeed the savior.

 

Ginan Series – By Karim Maherali

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Ginan: “Suno Suno Momano Sun Man” - Das Batiyan - A Ginan of Pir Shams Repost: Ginan, Ali Jan Damani: “Suno Suno Momano Sun Man” – Das Batiyan – A Ginan of Pir Shams - Due to requests made by several individuals, Ali Jan has shared a better formatted file…
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Ginan: Saahebjee tu(n) more man bhaave - O Imam! You are dear to my heart (mind) Ginan: Saahebjee tu(n) more man bhaave – O Imam! You are dear to my heart (mind) - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali. Brief note about the raag (tune) by Aly…
Ginan: Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki - I thirst, o Beloved, for a vision of You Ginan: Hu(n) re piyaasi piya tere darshanki – I thirst, o Beloved, for a vision of You - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali. Brief note about the raag (tune) by Aly…
Munaajaat: Ya Aly Khoob mijaalas jeenat karke - O Aly, in the fair assembly gloriously adorned Munaajaat: Ya Aly Khoob mijaalas jeenat karke – O Aly, in the fair assembly gloriously adorned - Munaajaat Gist: By Karim Maherali. Brief note about the raag (tune) by Aly Sunderji. A…
Ginan: Hetesu(n) milo re munivaro - With love and affection meet, O the best of ascetics Ginan: Hetesu(n) milo re munivaro – With love and affection meet, O the best of ascetics - This Ginan highlights the ultimate purpose of our existence: to enjoy the Vision of God
Ginan: Shahnaa khat aayaa viraa Jampudeep maa(n)he - The Imam's letter has arrived in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent Ginan: Shahnaa khat aayaa viraa Jampudeep maa(n)he – The Imam’s letter has arrived in the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent - This Ginan is called a Talika Ginan. It is recited on the occasion of the reading of Mowlana Hazar Imam's messages to the Jamat
Ginan: Swaami-ne saachu(n) karine sreviye - By considering the Imam to be true, be devoted to him Ginan: Swaami-ne saachu(n) karine sreviye – By considering the Imam to be true, be devoted to him - This is a lengthy Ginan which covers many aspects of our faith - importance and benefits of following the Imam of the time
Ginan: Aaj aanand paamiya man ke - Today this mind (heart) has attained joy Ginan: Aaj aanand paamiya man ke – Today this mind (heart) has attained joy - The essential message of this Ginan is to abandon the false worship of the idols.
Ginan: Unchaa re kot bahu vechana - Your abode is at an elevated fort far away Ginan: Unchaa re kot bahu vechana – Your abode is at an elevated fort far away - This Ginan highlights the need to constantly be aware and engage in the quest for the ultimate purpose and meaning which is crowned by the gift of Darshan (Vision)
Ginan: Ham dil khaalak Allah sohi vase ji - My heart is the creation and Allah resides therein Ginan: Ham dil khaalak Allah sohi vase ji – My heart is the creation and Allah resides therein - This Ginan highlights the esoteric dimension of our Tariqah with respect to the notion of a Perfect Man as a macrosm of creation in whose heart the entire creation is reflected and in whom the Divine fully manifests and hence expresses the Divine will par excellence.
Ginan: Dur desh thee aayo vannjaaro - You have come from a distant country, o travelling trader Ginan: Dur desh thee aayo vannjaaro – You have come from a distant country, o travelling trader - This Ginan highlights the transitory nature of our existence in this world by way of the imagery of a travelling trader and that all our actions are dealings with the world and are a means of attaining the ultimate objective of meeting the Imam.
Ginan: Satna sarovar saraasar bhariya – The Lake of truth is brimful - This Ginan highlights the importance of keeping the soul constantly refreshed and protected through the proper observance of rites and rituals and ethical conduct
Ginan: Til bhaar tulannaa - Sesame seed's weight will be accounted for Ginan: Til bhaar tulannaa – Sesame seed’s weight will be accounted for - This Ginan is about what will happen to the souls when they depart from this world highlighting the nature of accountability and the provisions that one needs to take along with him/her to enjoy the felicity of the hereafter.
Ginan: Ek teerath vedhddaa - Admonishing a caravan going for the teerath Ginan: Ek teerath vedhddaa – Admonishing a caravan going for the teerath - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali. Brief note about the raag (tune) by Aly…
Ginan: Jaag jaagre tun jaag - Wake up, wake up, o you, wake up Ginan: Jaag jaagre tun jaag – Wake up, wake up, o you, wake up - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is about the importance of remaining…
Ginan: Ab teree mohabat lagee - Now I am in love with you Ginan: Ab teree mohabat lagee – Now I am in love with you - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is an expression of love and…
Ginan: Navroz naa din sohaamnnaa - On the glorious day of Navroz Ginan: Navroz naa din sohaamnnaa – On the glorious day of Navroz - Navruz in Persian means a new day. In the Persian calendar it is the New…
Ginan: Shaamku aavan(n)taa jo kahe - Those who inform about the arrival of the Imam Ginan: Shaamku aavan(n)taa jo kahe – Those who inform about the arrival of the Imam - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is about the uniqueness of the…
Ginan: Mein waari waari Ginan: Mein waari waari -     Ginan: Mein Waari waari Rendition by Nazia Amin Muhammad Transliteration and Translation:  …
Ginan: Kalpat jalpat maayaa e mohee - Mirage-like and false is this illusory existence in which my soul is attached Ginan: Kalpat jalpat maayaa e mohee – Mirage-like and false is this illusory existence in which my soul is attached - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is about the nature of our…
Ginan: Aasmaanee ta(m)bal vaajeeya - The heavenly trumpets have sounded Ginan: Aasmaanee ta(m)bal vaajeeya – The heavenly trumpets have sounded - O momins! The time will move very quickly; a year will seem like ten days and the days will flow swiftly like water: This Ginan is about the significance of spiritual enlightenment in the life of an individual murid.
Ginan: Maal khajinaa bohotaj bhariya - Though you may have filled many treasuries with riches Ginan: Maal khajinaa bohotaj bhariya – Though you may have filled many treasuries with riches - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan highlights the illusory and fleeting nature…
Ginan: Saamee tamaaree vaddee maa(n)he - O lord in your garden Ginan: Saamee tamaaree vaddee maa(n)he – O Lord in your garden - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan conveys the vision of creation as…
Ginan: Sakhee mare aatam naa odhaar - O my Friend! O Saviour of my soul Ginan: Sakhee maree aatam naa odhaar – O my Friend! O Saviour of my soul - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali The Holy Qur’an States: “We will show them…
Ginan: Kesaree see(n)h Sarup Bhulaayo - The saffron colored lion forgot it's identity Ginan: Kesaree see(n)h Sarup Bhulaayo – The saffron colored lion forgot its identity - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is about overcoming the state of…
Ginan: Kheddo kheddo jemaani naavddi - Sail skillfully in the boat Ginan: Kheddo kheddo jemaani naavddi – Sail skillfully in the boat - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan depicts the purpose of life by…
Ginan: Taariye tu taarannhaar Khudavind - O God save us because you are the only saviour Ginan: Taariye tu taarannhaar Khudavind – O God save us because you are the only saviour - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali According to the Shia interpretation of the verse…
The Cycle of the Yuga. Copyright: David Steinmetz Ginan: Pahelaa Kartaa Jug Maa(n)he Shaahnaa – In the first age of Karta Lord’s… - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali Our Tariqah being an esoteric tradition which has…
Ginan: Ye mitthaa Muhammad naam – The name Muhammad is sweet Ginan: Ye mitthaa Muhammad naam – The name Muhammad is sweet - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali The Holy Qur’an provides us with contrasting perspectives…
Ginan: Dhan dhan aajno daaddlo – It is an auspicious day today Ginan: Dhan dhan aajno daaddlo – It is an auspicious day today - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is a Khushyally Ginan which is…
Ginan: Aae rahem rahemaan – As Mercy is from you, O Merciful Ginan: Aae rahem rahemaan – As Mercy is from you, O Merciful - The Ginan Gist – By Karim Maherali This Ginan is about what it entails to…
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Ginan: Duniya Sirajine Shaah More - Having created the world my Lord Ginan: Duniya Sirajine Shaah More – Having created the world my Lord - By Karim Maherali The Ginan Gist This Ginan is about the purpose of creation which…
Ginan: Gat maa(n)he aavine - Having come to the congregation Ginan: Gat maa(n)he aavine – Having come to the congregation - In this third Ginan of the series, Karim Maherali shares the translation with commentary of…
Ginan: Aanand aanand kariyo rikhisaro - Rejoice, rejoice o believers! Ginan: Aanand aanand kariyo rikhisaro – Rejoice, rejoice o believers! - In this second Ginan of the series, Karim Maherali shares the translation with insight, corroborating…
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  1. Thank you for this email on ginans, since MHI has said to us that this is a wonderful tradition which we must keep on an on going basis.
    Since we have also new borns and kids growing in our jamat ginans should be an on going learning with meaning in every Ismaili home wether it’s jubilee or not.
    Lastly our REC is doing a fabulous job as well as our literature desk providing us with CD s for learning ginans which driving either my son to school or enjoying a long trip with the family.
    Thank you

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  2. All our Ginans are in Gujrati, Sindhi, Saraiki, Hindhi or Urdu language and our present generation of western world hardly understand the meanings of our Ginans. This is the right blog and will help our youngsters to understand the meaning of our of Ginans.

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  3. Mubaraki. You are doing superb work. Please write translation of Girbhavali Granth, also different Raga of our ginans. I mean each ginan is of which Raga. As our Pirs have mentioned, Eji varan chatis ane sur betalis bhakhya…….

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  4. Thankyou so much, many people recite ginans without knowing the meaning, as a child, i always learnt a ginan
    and asked my uncle to teach me the meaning, that makes it even better when you recite a ginan.

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  5. An excellent initiative,very timely and it could have very broad and long range educational impact on the level of Ginanic knowledge that the jamat currently has and the future impacted level of knowledge of Ginan,when you really recite Ginan from the bottom of your heart with love, devotion and and understanding the meanings of them,it is my personal exp one is in a different world that is on much much higher level,we wish you great success in your efforts,all the future generations would benefit from these initiatives tremendously.

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  6. Ya Ali Madad. Its a very good gesture of starting Ginan Series. My humble request is if you could also upload the Raag. All the 3 things: Script/Meaning and Raag if made available on the same platform it will help all the youngsters who want to recite with understanding & devotion.

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