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Hazrat Nour AliShah

 

Hazrat Nūr ‘Alī Shāh

 

Qasem Tawanger (Hazrat Nūr ‘Alī Shāh Shīrāzī) was born in 1898 in Dehbid (in the Iranian province of Fars). In his youth, he was trained by various Sufi Masters of his time. Later on, he became a disciple of Hazrat Ma‘rūf Alī Shāh.

 

At the age of 20, he enrolled in the gendarmerie, but could not accommodate his occupation with his spiritual goals. So, he resigned from the gendarmerie and started publishing the literary and mystical paper ‘Erfān {also transliterated as ‘Irfān, a term meaning “gnosis”, “Divine knowledge”}, which attracted great public interest. However, in 1922 he ceased publishing the paper. He decided to stay in the Khāneghāh {“Sufi centre” or “Sufi Gathering House”} and dedicate himself to the guidance of his murīds.

 

Some of his murīds were given the title Shaykh. These Shaykhs were commissioned to guide murīds in a number of provinces of Iran. Three of his most renowned Shaykhs were Hazrat Mūnes ‘Alī Shāh, Hazrat Manzūr ‘Alī Shāh Isfahānī en Mr. Qorbanian. They were authorized to lead Sufi gatherings (involving Zikr and Samā‘) in Dehbid, Kerman and Ahwaz. After the overthrow of the Shah’s regime, these gatherings were prohibited.

 

Hazrat Nūr ‘Alī Shāh died in 1966 at the age of 65. Both verbally and in writing, he had officially appointed Hazrat Mūnes ‘Alī Shāh to be his sole successor and commissioned him to take over his office as a Shaykh, i.e. the guidance of murīds, the organisation of Sofreh (shared ritual meals with murīds and dervishes[i]), and the appointment and dismissal of Shaykhs.



[i] The difference between “dervish” and “murīd”: in the Persian Sufi tradition, dervish (darvīsh in Persian) is the general term for a disciple of a Sufi Master. Hazrat Pīr Safī ‘Alī Shāh II defines darvīsh as “someone who enters into his or her inner being in quest of the Divine” {“dar-vaysh”}. The term murīd on the other hand, is reserved for advanced disciples. The reason for this is that al-Murīd, “the All-Willing”, is also a name of God.

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