True salat


“Until a person becomes a true and sincere servant of God Almighty, it is challenging to achieve any spiritual rank. Regarding Abrahamas, God Almighty testified, {وَاِبۡرٰہِیۡمَ الَّذِیۡ وَفّٰۤی} meaning, ‘And [of] Abraham who fulfilled [the commandments]?’ [Surah an-Najm: Ch. 53: V. 38]). Thus, one must purify their heart from all else, fill it with Divine love, and walk in harmony with God Almighty’s will. Just as a shadow obediently follows its object, a person’s will should seamlessly align with God’s will, without distinction. All these virtues are attained through supplication. In essence, salat is established for supplication [du‘a], ensuring one prays at every station. Yet, if someone prays mindlessly, without truly engaging or understanding, then it is not genuine salat. […] Therefore, one must not be lethargic or neglectful in their prayers. If [members of] our Jamaat wish to truly be a united Community, they must experience a kind of death [to worldly desires]; they should distance themselves from self-serving pursuits and objectives, always prioritising Allah the Exalted above all.”

(Al Badr, 16 November 1903, Malfuzat [1988], Vol. 3, pp. 457-458)

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