The rituals are simple, but the amount of walking necessary, the hot climate, and the crowds make the Hajj a rigorous exercise in faith. In Makkah, the pilgrims first circumambulate the Ka`bah 7 times in a ritual known as Tawaf…
Muslims are obligated to pray five times a day, giving them the chance to temporarily disconnect from this world to reconnect with their creator. “And when you have completed the prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting, or [lying] on your sides. But when you become secure, re-establish [regular] prayer. Indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the …
Yahya related to me from Malik that Ziyad ibn Abi Ziyad quoted Abu’d-Darda as saying, “Shall I not tell you the best of your deeds, and those that give you the highest rank, and those that are the purest with your King, and are better for you than giving gold and silver, and better for …
Many times we fail to make that distinction and fail to apply the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) in our lives, in the way that we deal with people and in the way that we deal with our families and our communities.
Ablution, like all acts of worship, is a symbolic reflection of a person’s submission to God resulting out of love for Him. To God, ablution in itself is meaningless. The meaningful thing about it is His servant’s submission to Him. This continuous submission helps purify the soul and raise it to a blessed state.
What I used to find static, appeared stable to me. This made me curious to read more in this regard; I spent hours online talking to friends who used to tell me about Islam. My outlook towards Islam started changing which was reflected when I spoke with my friends or discussed things with them.
An important element for every Muslim to find ultimate contentment in life, no matter how difficult the circumstances are, is to strike a balance between this worldly life and the next life.
We can thus see that the heart, which most people consider to be the abode of love and compassion, is the seat of the religion of Islam. Purification of the heart is very closely related to purification of the soul.
Khushu is the soul of the prayer; that meditative state one goes into when s/he enters the prayer. The person becomes calm and enjoys the proximate relationship with Allah by moving slowly and pondering on every verse one recites.