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The Meaning of the Prayers

The Meaning of the Prayers

FIRST POINT: The meaning of the prayers is the offering of glorification, praise, and thanks to Almighty Allah. That is to say, uttering “Subhanallah – Glory be to Allah” by word and action before Allah’s glory and sublimity, it is to hallow and worship Him. And declaring “Allahu Akbar – Alah is Most Great” through […]

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Wisdom behind Karbala Tragedy

Question: What was the wisdom in the tragically cruel treatment those blessed persons (Hadhrat Husain and his relatives) received? The Answer: There were three main reasons for the pitiless cruelty Hadhrat Husain’s opponents displayed during Umayyad rule: One was the heartless principle of politics: “Individuals may be sacrificed for the welfare of the government and preservation […]

Allahu Akbar!

Allahu Akbar!

O my lazy soul! The reality of the five daily prayers, which are like a sort of Ascension (Mi’raj), are a being received into the presence of the All-Glorious One of Beauty, the Beauteous One of Glory, Who is the True Object of Worship, as an instance of pure mercy. Declaring ‘Allahu Akbar! – Allah […]

Reality of the Death

Reality of the Death

Death is a discharge from the duties of life; it is a rest, a change of residence, a transformation of existence; it is an invitation to eternal life, a beginning, the introduction to an immortal life. Just as life comes into the world through an act of creation and is appointed and determined, so departure […]

Where will the Great Gathering and Last Judgment  take place?
His is the Dominion

His is the Dominion

Ownership is altogether His. As for you, you are both His property, you are owned by Him, and you work in His property. It announces the following joyful and healing news: O man! Do not suppose that you own yourself, for you have no control over any of the things that concern you; such a […]

There is no god but Allah

There is no god but Allah

This phrase “There is no god but Allah“ conveys the following good news to the human spirit, suffering as it does countless needs and the attacks of innumerable enemies. On the one hand the spirit finds a place of recourse, a source of help, through which is opened to it the door of a treasury […]

The Highest Aim of Creation

The Highest Aim of Creation

Be certain of this, that the highest aim of creation and its most important result is belief in Allah. The most exalted rank in humanity and its highest degree is the knowledge of Allah contained within belief in Allah. The most radiant happiness and sweetest bounty for jinn and human beings is the love of […]

Compherensive Worship: Fasting

Compherensive Worship: Fasting

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. It was the month of Ramadan in which the Qur’an was bestowed from on high as a guidance unto man and a self-evident proof of that guidance, and as the standard to discern true from false.(2:185) The fast of Ramadan is one of the five pillars […]

What is the fruit of Miraj (Ascension)?