Make frequent prostrations before Allah

Auther : Dr. Mohammed Bakr Ismail
Article translated to : العربية

Ma'dan ibn Talha reported:

"I met Thauban, may Allah be pleased with him, the freed slave of Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and asked him to tell me about an act for which, if I do it, Allah will admit me to Paradise, or I asked about the act which was loved most by Allah. He gave no reply. I again asked and he gave no reply. I asked him for the third time, and he said: I asked Allah's Messenger, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, about that and he said: Make frequent prostrations before Allah, for you will not make one prostration without raising you a degree because of it, and removing a sin from you, because of it. Ma'dan said that then lie met Abu ad-Darda', may Allah be pleased with him, and when he asked him, he received a reply similar to that given by Thauban".

 

Prayer is the highest form of faith, namely worship in the finest sense, and the close connection between the person and the Creator, where he finds his spirit, he finds his natural disposition on which Allah created him; because it forbids indecency and evil, restores to the slave his mind with which he recognizes the beautiful attributes of Allah. Accordingly the slave thanks him for his blessings, turns to him with a conscious heart that truly submits to the exalted Lord, as due to the great Lord who encompassed him with blessings. Along with those who have been saved by virtue of prayer from the impurities of polytheism even if they are hidden, and cleansed their minds of the stochastic suspicions, satanic tendencies, and was appropriated to be vessels of faith and knowledge.

The prayer is remembrance and thought.

As for the fact that it is a remembrance, it contains all kinds of remembering Allah by the heart and the tongue. The heart mentions Allah, the tongue translates, and the body parts are affected by this remembrance until it softens and settles. The slave continue to grow in faith and increase in the tranquility that Allah put in his heart since he multiplies his prostrations to him due to loving and longing to his Lord until his personality turnd from psychological whims to loving what pleases his Lord.

 

Prayer is a sort of escaping to Allah. Escaping to Allah is of three sections:

- To escape from disbelief to Islam, prayer is one of its pillars, and proof of its soundness.

- To escape from disobeying Allah to obeying him, prayer keeps one away from the sin and causes him to draw closer to his Lord Allah said (what means) : { indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing} Quran (29:45)

- To flee from him to him, in the sense that he says with his heart and tongue, as the Prophet, may the peace and blessings be upon him, says: " I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your wrath, and in Your pardon from Your punishment, and in You from You. I cannot enumerate Your praises as You praise Yourself."

 

 

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