Syafa’at Nabi

شفاعة النبي

هي الشفاعة العظمى و فيشفع النبي صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم في فصل القضاء حين يقف الناس و يتمنون الانصراف و لو الى النار لشدة حرارة الشمس في انصرافهم من الموقف .

و قد أخرج الشيخان عن أنس رضي الله عنه قال ، قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم : إذا كان يوم القيامة ماج الناس بعضهم الى بعض ، فيأتون آدم عليه السلام فيقولون اشفع لذريتك ، فيقول : لست لها ولكن عليكم بابراهيم عليه السلام فإنه خليل الله ، فيأتون ابراهيم ، فيقول : لست لها و لكن عليكم بموسى فإنه كليم الله فيؤتى موسى عليه السلام فيقول : لست لها و لكن عليكم بعيسى فإنه روح الله و كلمته ، فيؤتى عيسى عليه السلام فيقول : لست لها و لكن عليكم بمحمد صلى الله عليه وآله و سلم فيأتون فأقول : أنا لها فأنطلق فأستأذن على ربي فيؤذن لي فأقوم بين يديه فأحمده بمحامد لا أقدر عليها الآن يلهمنيها الله ، ثم أخرّ لربي ساجد ا فيقول : يا محمد ارفع رأسك و قل يسمع و سل تعطه و اشفع تشفع ، فأقول : يا ربي أمتي ، فيقول : انطلق فمن كان في قلبه مثقال حبة من برة أو شعيرة من أيمان فأخرجه منها . فأنطلق فأفعل ثم أرجع الى ربي فأحمده بتلك المحامد ثم أخرّ له ساجدا فيقال لي مثل الأولى ، فأقول يا ربي أمتي ، فيقال لي انطلق فمن كان في قلبه مثقال حبة من خردل من ايمان فأخرجه منها ، فأنطلق فأفعل ثم أعود الى ربي فأفعل كما فعلت فيقال لي ارفع رأسك مثل الأولى فأقول : يا ربي أمتي أمتي فيقال : انطلق فمن كان في قلبه أدنى من مثقال حبة من خردل من ايمان فأخرجه من النار . فأنطلق فأفعل ثم أرجع الى ربي في الرابعة فأحمده بتلك المحامد ثم أخرّ فيقال لي : يا محمد ارفع رأسك و قل يسمع لك و سل تعطه و اشفع تشفع ، فأقول : يا ربي ائذن لي فيمن قال لا اله إلا الله ، قال ليس ذلك لك أو قال ليس ذلك اليك و لكن و عزتي و جلالي و كبريائي و عظمتي لأخرجن منها من قال لا اله إلا الله

Syarah Kitab:

Durus al-Aqaid ad-Diniyyah

‘inda: Habib Abdurahman bin Saggaf Assagaf Al-Alawi Al-Husaini Al-Syafi’i Al-Asyari

Iblis yang jujur (?)

Dari Muadz bin Jabal dari Ibnu ’Abbas: Ketika kami sedang bersama Rasulullah SAAW di kediaman seorang Anshar, terdengar panggilan seorang dari luar rumah, ”Wahai penghuni rumah, bolehkah aku masuk? Sebab kalian akan membutuhkanku”

Rasulullah bersabda, ”Tahukah kalian siapa yang memanggil?”

Kami menjawab, “Allah dan rasulNya yang lebih tahu”

Beliau melanjutkan, “Itu iblis, laknat Allah bersamanya”

’Umar bin Khattab berkata, “Ijinkan aku membunuhnya wahai Rasullulah”

Nabi menahannya, “Sabar wahai ’Umar, bukankah kamu tahu bahwa Allah memberinya kesempatan hingga hari kiamat? Lebih baik bukakan pintu untuknya, sebab dia telah diperintahkan untuk ini, pahamilah apa hendak ia katakan dan dengarkan dengan baik”

Ibnu Abbas RA berkata, ”Pintu lalu dibuka, ternyata dia seperti seorang kakek yang cacat satu matanya. Di janggutnya terdapat 7 helai rambut seperti rambut kuda, taringnya terlihat seperti taring babi, bibirnya seperti bibir sapi.”

Iblis berkata,“Salam untukmu Muhammad; salam untukmu para hadirin”

Rasulullah SAW lalu menjawab,“Salam hanya milik Allah SWT sebagai makhluk terlaknat, apa keperluanmu?”

Iblis menjawab, ” Wahai Muhammad, aku datang kesini bukan atas kemauanku, namun karena terpaksa.”

“Siapa yang memaksamu?”

“Seorang malaikat utusan Allah mendatanganiku dan berkata: Allah SWT memerintahkanmu untuk mendatangi Muhammad sambil menundukkan diri. Beritahu Muhammad tentang caramu dalam menggoda manusia. Jawablah dengan jujur semua pertanyaannya. Demi kebesaran Allah, andai kau berdusta satu kali saja, maka Allah akan jadikan dirimu debu yang ditiup angin.“

”Oleh karena itu aku sekarang mendatanganimu. Tanyalah apa yang hendak kau tanyakan. Jika aku berdusta, aku akan dicaci oleh setiap musuhku. Tidak ada sesuatu pun yang paling besar menimpaku daripada cacian musuh.”

Rasulullah SAW lalu bertanya kepada iblis, “Kalau kau berkata jujur, siapakah manusia yang paling kau benci?” Iblis segera menjawab, “Kamu, kamu dan orang sepertimu adalah makhluk Allah yang paling aku benci.”

“Siapa selanjutnya?” tanya Rasulullah

“Pemuda yang bertaqwa memberikan dirinya mengabdi kepada Allah SWT.”

“Lalu siapa lagi?”

“Orang ’alim dan wara’

“Lalu siapa lagi?”

“Orang yang selalu bersuci.”

“Siapa lagi?”

“Seorang yang fakir yang sabar dan tak pernah mengeluhkan kesulitannya kepada orang lain?”

“Apa tanda kesabarannya?”

“Wahai Muhammad, jika ia tidak mengeluhkan kesulitannya kepada orang lain selama 3 hari, Allah akan memberi pahala orang – orang yang sabar”.

“Selanjutnya apa?”

“Orang yang bersyukur”

“Apa tanda kesyukurannya ?”

“Ia mengambil kekayaannya dari tempatnya, dan mengeluarkannya juga dari tempatnya”.

“Orang seperti Abu Bakar menurutmu?”

“Ia tidak menurutiku di masa jahiliyah, apalagi dalam Islam.”

“Umar bin Khattab ?”

“Demi Allah setiap berjumpa dengannya aku pasti kabur.”

“’Utsman bin ’Affan?”

“Aku malu kepada orang yang malaikat pun malu kepadanya.”

“’Ali bin Abi Thalib?”

“Aku berharap darinya agar kepalaku selamat, dan berharap ia melepaskanku dan aku melepaskannya. Tetapi ia tak akan mau melakukan itu.” (’Ali ibn Abi Thalib selalu berdzikir terhadap Allah SWT).

“Apa yang kau rasakan jika melihat seseorang dari umatku yang hendak shalat ?”

“Aku merasa panas dingin dan gemetar,”

“Kenapa?”

“Sebab, setiap seorang hamba bersujud satu kali kepada Allah, Allah mengangkatnya satu derajat.”

“Jika seorang umatku berpuasa ?”

“Tubuhku terasa terikat hingga ia berbuka.”

“Jika ia berhaji?”

“Aku seperti orang gila.”

“Jika ia membaca al-Qur’an?”

“Aku merasa meleleh laksana timah di atas api”

“Jika ia bersedekah?”

“ Itu sama saja orang tersebut membelah tubuhku dengan gergaji.”

“Mengapa bisa begitu ?”

“Sebab dalam sedekah ada 4 keuntungan baginya. Yaitu keberkahan dalam hartanya, hidupnya disukai, sedekah itu kelak akan menjadi hijab antara dirinya dengan api neraka dan segala macam musibah akan terhalau dari dirinya.”

“Apa yang dapat mematahkan pinggangmu ?”

“Suara kuda perang dijalan Allah.”

“Apa yang dapat melelehkan tubuhmu ?”

“Taubat orang bertaubat.”

“Apa yang dapat membakar hatimu?”

“Istighfar diwaktu siang dan malam.”

“Apa yang dapat mencoreng wajahmu?”

“Sedekah yang diam – diam.”

“Apa yang dapat merusak wajahmu?”

“Shalat fajar.”

“Apa yang dapat memukul kepalamu?”

“Shalat berjama’ah.”

“Apa yang paling mengganggumu?”

“ Majelis para ulama.”

“Bagaimana cara makanmu?”

“Dengan tangan kiri dan jariku.”

“Dimanakah kau menaungi anak – anak mu dimusim panas?”

“Dibawah kuku manusia .”

Nabi lalu bertanya, “Siapa temanmu wahai Iblis ?”

“Pemakan riba”

“Siapa sahabatmu?”

“Pezina”

“Siapa teman tidurmu?“

“Pemabuk. “

“Siapa utusanmu?”

“Tukang sihir.”

“Apa yang membuatmu gembira ?”

“Bersumpah dengan cerai.”

“Siapa kekasihmu?”

“Orang yang meninggalkan shalat jum’at.”

“Siapa manusia yang paling membahagiakanmu?”

“Orang yang meninggalkan shalatnya dengan sengaja.”

Rasullullah SAW lalu bersabda, ”Segala puji bagi Allah yang telah membahagiakan umatku dan menyengsarakanmu”

“Iblis segera menimpali, “Tidak! Tak akan ada kebahagiaan selama aku hidup hingga hari akhir. Bagaimana kau bisa berbahagia dengan umatmu, sementara aku bisa masuk ke dalam aliran darah mereka dan mereka tidak bisa melihatku. Demi yang menciptakan diriku dan memberikanku kesempatan hingga hari akhir, aku akan menyesatkan mereka semua. Baik yang bodoh, atau yang pintar, yang bisa membaca dan tidak bisa membaca, yang durjana dan yang saleh, kecuali hamba Allah yang ikhlas.”

“Siapa orang yang ikhlas menurutmu?”

“Tidaklah kau tahu wahai Muhammad, bahwa barang siapa yang menyukai emas dan perak, ia bukan orang yang ikhlas. Jika kau lihat orang yang tidak menyukai dinar dan dirham, tidak suka pujian dan sanjungan, aku bisa pastikan bahwa ia orang yang ikhlas, maka aku meninggalkannya. Selama seorang hamba masih menyukai harta dan sanjungan dan hatinya selalu terikat dengan kesenangan dunia, ia sangat patuh padaku. “

”Tahukah kamu Muhammad, bahwa aku mempunyai 70.000 anak dan setiap anak memiliki 70.000 syaitan. Sebagian ada yang aku tugaskan untuk mengganggu ulama. Sebagian untuk mengganggu anak – anak muda, sebagian untuk mengganggu orang tua sebagian untuk menggunggu wanita tua, sebagian anakku juga aku tugaskan kepada para zahid. Aku punya anak yang suka mengencingi telinga manusia sehingga ia tidur pada shalat berjama’ah. Tanpanya manusia tidak akan mengantuk pada waktu shalat berjama’ah.”

”Aku punya anak yang suka menaburkan sesuatu di mata orang yang sedang mendengarkan ceramah ulama hingga mereka tertidur hingga pahalanya terhapus. Aku punya anak yang senang berada di lidah manusia. Jika seseorang melakukan kebajikan lalu ia beberkan kepada manusia, maka 99% pahalanya akan terhapus. Pada setiap seseorang wanita yang berjalan, anakku dan syaitan duduk dipinggul dan pahanya, lalu menghiasinya agar setiap orang suka memandanginya.

Syaitan juga berkata ,”Keluarkan tanganmu”, lalu ia mengeluarkan tangannya lalu syaitan pun menghiasi kukunya. Mereka, anak –anakku selalu menyusup dan berubah ke satu kondisi ke kondisi lainnya, dari satu pintu ke pintu lainnya untuk menggoda manusia hingga mereka terhempas dari keikhlasan mereka.

Akhirnya mereka menyembah Allah tanpa ikhlas, namun mereka tidak merasa. Tahukah kamu, Muhammad? Bahwa ada rahib yang telah beribadat kepada Allah selama 70 tahun. Setiap orang sakit yang didoakan olehnya sembuh seketika. Aku terus menggodanya sehingga ia berzina, membunuh dan kufur.

Tahukah kau Muhammad, dusta berasal dari diriku? Akulah mahluk pertama yang berdusta. Pendusta adalah sahabatku. Barang siapa bersumpah dengan berdusta, ia kekasihku. Tahukah kau Muhammad? Aku bersumpah kepada Adam dan Hawa dengan nama Allah bahwa aku benar-benar menasihatinya. Sumpah dusta adalah kegemaranku. ghibah dan namimah (adu domba) kesenanganku. Kesaksian palsu kegembiraanku. Orang yang bersumpah untuk menceraikan istrinya ia berada di pinggir dosa walau hanya sekali dan walaupun ia benar. Sebab barang siapa membiasakan dengan kata-kata cerai, isterinya menjadi haram baginya. Kemudian ia akan beranak cucu hingga hari kiamat. Jadi semua anak-anak zina dan ia masuk neraka hanya karena satu kalimat, Cerai.

Wahai Muhammad, umatmu ada yang suka mengulur – ngulur shalat, Setiap ia hendak berdiri untuk shalat, aku bisikkan padanya waktu masih lama, kamu masih sibuk, lalu ia menundanya hingga ia melaksanakan shalat di luar waktu, maka shalat itu dipukulkannya ke mukanya.

Jika ia berhasil mengalahkanku, aku biarkan ia shalat. Namun aku bisikkan ke telinganya lihat kiri dan kananmu, ia pun menoleh. Pada saat itu aku usap dengan tanganku dan kucium keningnya serta aku ucapkan ’shalatmu tidak sah’. Bukankah kamu tahu Muhammad, orang yang banyak menoleh dalam shalatnya akan dipukul.

Jika ia shalat sendirian, aku suruh dia untuk bergegas. Ia-pun shalat seperti ayam yang mematuk beras.

Jika ia berhasil mengalahkanku dan ia shalat berjama’ah, aku ikat lehernya dengan tali, hingga ia mengangkat kepalanya sebelum imam, atau meletakkan sebelum imam. Kamu tahu bahwa melakukan itu batal shalatnya dan wajahnya akan dirubah menjadi wajah keledai.

Jika ia berhasil mengalahkanku, aku tiup hidungnya hingga ia menguap dalam shalat. Jika ia tidak menutup mulutnya ketika menguap, syaitan akan masuk ke dalam dirinya, dan membuatnya menjadi bertambah serakah dan gila dunia dan ia pun semakin taat padaku.

Kebahagiaan apa untukmu? Sedangkan aku amemerintahkan orang miskin agar meninggalkan shalat. Aku katakan padanya, “Kamu tidak wajib shalat, shalat hanya wajib untuk orang yang berkecukupan dan sehat. Orang sakit dan miskin tidak. Jika kehidupanmu telah berubah baru kau shalat.”

Ia pun mati dalam kekafiran. Jika ia mati sambil meninggalkan shalat maka Allah akan menemuinya dalam kemurkaan. Wahai Muhammad, apakh engkau akan bergembira dengan umatmu padahal aku mengeluarkan seperenam mereka dari Islam ?”

“Berapa yang kau pinta dari Tuhanmu?”

“10 macam”

“Apa saja?”

“Aku minta agar Allah membiarkanku berbagi dalam harta dan anak manusia, Allah mengizinkan. Allah berfirman, “Berbagilah dengan manusia dalam harta dan anak. Dan janjikanlah mereka, tidaklah janji setan kecuali tipuan”(Lihat Qs Al Isra :64).

Harta yang tidak dizakatkan, aku makan darinya. Aku juga dari makanan haram dan bercampur dengan riba. Aku juga makan dari makanan yang tidak dibacakan nama Allah.

Aku minta agar Allah membiarkanku ikut bersama dengan orang yang berhubungan dengan istrinya tanpa berlindung dengan Allah. Maka setan ikut bersamanya dan anak yang dilahirkan akan sangat patuh kepada syaitan.

Aku minta agar bersama dengan orang yang menaiki kendaraan bukan untuk tujuan yang halal.

Aku minta agar Allah menjadikan kamar mandi sebagai rumahku.

Aku minta agar Allah menjadikan pasar sebagai masjidku.

Aku minta agar Allah menjadikan syair sebagai Quranku.

Aku minta agar Allah memberikan saudaraku, maka ia jadikan orang yang membelanjakan hartanya untuk maksiat sebagai saudaraku. Allah berfirman, “ Orang – orang boros adalah saudara – saudara syaitan. “(Lihat Qs. Al – Isra:27).

Wahai Muhammad, aku minta agar Allah membuatku bisa melihat manusia sementara mereka tidak bisa melihatku.

Dan aku minta agar Allah memberiku kemampuan untuk mengalir dalam aliran darah manusia. Allah menjawab, “Silakan!”, aku bangga dengan hal itu hingga hari kiamat. Sebagian besar manusia bersamaku di hari kiamat.

”Kalimat apa yg paling di benci iblis dan syetan?”

لاإلـــــــــه الا إلله محـمد رســــــول الله عزيـر بن عمران
عـبد الله عيـسى بن مريـم عبـد الله أم مريـم امـــــة الله هـي
ليـست بالصـاحبــة علـيهم صـــــلاة الله كــل الـــخيـر من الله
والــشـر لـيس من الله والـشـر من نـفواســنا والــشر من هــوائـنا

Kalimah ”Laa ilaha ilaLlah, Muhammadur RosuluLlah, ’Uzair bin ’Imron ’AbduLlah, ’Isa bin Maryam ’AbduLlah, Ummi Maryam ’AmattuLlah, Hiya Laisat bi shohibah ’alaihimu Sholatulloh, al-Khoiru kullu minaLlah wa syarru laisat minaLlah, wa syarru min nufusina wa syarru min hawa-ina

Iblis berkata, “Wahai Muhammad, aku tak bisa meyesatkan orang sedikitpun, aku hanya bisa membisikkan dan menggoda”

”Jika aku bisa menyesatkan, tak akan tersisa seorang pun. Sebagaimana dirimu, kamu tidak bisa memberi hidayah sedikitpun, engkau hanya Rasul yang menyampaikan amanah. Jika kau bisa memberi hidayah, tak akan ada seorang kafir pun dimuka bumi ini. Kau hanya bisa menjadi penyebab untuk orang telah ditentukan sengsara. Orang yang bahagia adalah orang yang telah ditulis bahagia sejak diperut ibunya. Dan orang yang sengsara adalah orang yang telah ditulis sengsara semenjak dalam kandungan ibunya.”

Rasulullah SAW lalu membaca ayat, “Mereka akan terus berselisih kecuali orang yang dirahmati oleh Allah SWT” (QS Hud : 118 – 119)

Juga membaca, “Sesungguhnya ketentuan Allah pasti berlaku: (Qs Al-Ahzab :38)

Iblis lalu berkata, “Wahai Rasul Allah takdir telah ditentukan dan pena takdir telah kering. Maha suci Allah yang menjadikanmu pemimpin para Nabi dan Rasul, pemimpin penduduk surga, dan yang telah menjadikan aku pemimpin makhluk – makhluk celaka dan pemimpin penduduk neraka. Aku si celaka yang terusir. Ini akhir yang ingin aku sampaikan kepadamu. Dan untuk ini aku tak berbohong.”

Sumber: Kitab Syajaratul Kaun oleh Muhyidin Ibnu ’Arabi (Darul ‘Ilmi al – Munawar asy-Syamsiyah, Madinah)

Dinar emas ke Fulus kertas

Sejak awal tahun 2000-an umat Islam di negeri paling ujung selatan Benua Afrika itu sudah mendapatkan dua koin syar’i tersebut. Tetapi, sebagian besar koin-koin emas dan perak itu didatangkan dari luar negeri, antara lain koin-koin IMN (Islamic Mint Nusantara) cetak mandiri; WIN (Wakala Induk Nusantara) dan Gerai Dinar, Indonesia yang dicetak di PT Logam Mulia, selain dari Dubai (e-dinar), Malaysia (NUBEX, Dirhamdynamics, dll), Pakistan, dll. Upaya pencetakan mandiri di Afsel pernah di lakukan beberapa tahun lalu, tetapi masih dalam skala percobaan.

Akhir pekan ini, tepatnya 6 Juni 2010, keadaan telah berubah. Koin Dinar emas dan Dirham Perak Afrika Selatan secara resmi telah diluncurkan. Satuan-satuan yang dicetak dan diedarkan di sana adalah 1 Dinar, 2 Dinar, dan 8 Dinar; sedangkan koin peraknya adalah 1 dan 10 Dirham. Namun, peluncuran koin-koin emas dan perak yang langsung disampaikan oleh Shaykh Dr. Abdalqadir as Sufi, di Cape Town, bukan cuma untuk koin-koin setempat, tetapi sebagai persembahan bagi umat Islam dunia.

Dalam peluncuran Dinar dan Dirham ini, Shaykh Abdalqadir menyebutkan, perkembangan penerapannya di Indonesia yang telah cukup maju, karena telah berlaku secara paralel sebagai mata uang. Beliau juga menyebutkan telah dicetak dan diedarkannya Dirham perak di Eropa (seri European Muslim Union). Tapi, sekali lagi, beliau menekankan pentingnya fulus, sebagai kelengkapan Dinar emas dan Dirham perak.

Karena itu, Shaykh Abdalqadir juga secara resmi meluncurkan fulus, dengan lima satuan: 50, 25, 10, 5, dan 1 fulus. Dengan adanya fulus, maka sepenuhnya model uang syar’i dapat diterapkan secara paralel dengan model sistem keuangan yang berlaku di tiap tempat, dan umat Islam dapat membebaskan diri sepenuhnya dari sistem riba. Dengan fulus kita akan dengan mudah memahami posisi uang kertas fiat yang saat ini diberlakukan di seluruh muka bumi sebagai mata uang fantasi semata, yang tak memiliki nilai.

Bagian 1

Bagian 2

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The Cure For Satanic Whispering

The Dawa ‘l-Waswas, (The Cure of Satanic Whispering) was composed by ShaykhAbdullahi ibn Fuduye’ (Fodio), who was the brother of Sheykhu Uthman ibn Fuduye’. Shaykh Abdullahi was the chief military commander of the armies of Sokoto and the Amir of Gwandu, the western region of the Caliphate. The text was composed when the Shaykh was actively involved in the jihad against the Habe’ authorities of Hausaland. Although the text is concise, yet it establishes the key role that prayer plays in the spiritual Path of the servant. Shaykh Abdullahi utilizes the text as a commentary upon that enthralling prophetic tradition where the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said: “The prayer is the ascension of the believer.” This means that through the correct performance of the prayer, the believer can experience the intoxicating event of the Night Journey (Israa) and Ascension (Mi`raaj) of the Best of creation, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. The prayer, thus in the opinion of Shaykh Abdullahi is the essence of the Spiritual Path and is the secret of the prophetic tradition: “The prayer is the support of the religion.

DAWA’U ‘L-WASWAS

The Cure For Satanic Whispering

By:
Shaykh Abdullahi ibn Muhammad Fodio’

The Cure for Satanic Whispering

In the name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful. May Allah send His blessings upon the generous Prophet.

Says the poorest slave in great need of the mercy of his Generous Lord – Abdullahi ibn Muhammad: All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the worlds and blessing and peace be upon the master of the Messengers and upon his family and all his Companions.
To continue: This is the book called

The Cure for Whispering and Heedlessness in the Prayer, Recitation of Quran and Supplication

I charge you, O brethren, with refraining all your thoughts from Satanic whispering and heedlessness, especially during the prayer – which is the locus of intimate conversation with your Lord. The cure for that, by Allah’s help, is that your hearts should be preoccupied during each expression you recite during the prayer, whether during recitation of the Quran or elsewhere – with comprehension of its meanings, reflection, fear and being cognizant of the watchful gaze of Allah and His intimate conversation with you. To this end we have divided this book into three sections.

Section One

On the Explanation of the Favors of Allah for Those Who make Strenuous Effort of Avoiding Heedlessness in the Prayer

Realize, that Allah has made the obligation of prayer the most important obligation after belief (al-imaan). It has reached us in a Prophetic tradition,

“The first thing which will be examined on the Day of Standing from the deeds of a person, will be the prayer. If he did it the way he was commanded, it will be accepted from him and the remainder of his actions will be accepted as well. If not, then it will be rejected and the remainder of his actions will be rejected.

It must be noted that whenever Allah mentions the prayer, He always mentions the prerequisite of establishing it. This includes performing the prayers during its proper times along with all the other prerequisites of the prayer. Among the most important prerequisites of the prayer is the presence of the heart with Allah where the heart is not preoccupied with anything of the affairs of this world. Whoever takes his prayer as a mere custom, performing its outward aspects only, without the presence of the heart will not obtain the rewards and blessings of the prayer.

The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said,

The prayer is to the deen like the head is to the body. Whoever has no head has no subsistence. Likewise, whoever has no prayer has no deen.” One of the wise once said, “Whoever prays while being heedless of his prayer is like someone who gave a dead slave girl as a gift to the king.”

Among the excellence of prayer is that it is included among the principles of Islam. These principles include those, which are obligatory only once, in a lifetime: like the pronunciation of the shahaadatayn and the performance of pilgrimage. There are also those, which are obligatory to perform once a year: like the fast of Ramadan and the giving of the obligatory alms. On the other hand, the prayer is an obligation, which must be performed five times throughout each night and day.

Among the excellence of prayer is that Allah has gathered in it every variety of worship for our benefit. Included within the prayer are the following:

  1. the remembrance of Allah (dhikrullahi);
  2. recitation of the Book of Allah;
  3. supplication to Allah;
  4. glorification of Allah;
  5. praising Allah;
  6. extolling Allah;
  7. magnifying Allah’s greatness;
  8. avoidance of speech devoid of the remembrance of Allah;
  9. intimacy with Allah;
  10. rejection of all besides Allah; and
  11. struggling against Satan.

In addition to these are:

  1. avoiding eating and drinking during the prayer, making it equivalent to fasting.
  2. Facing the direction of the sacred House of Allah making it equivalent to the pilgrimage.
  3. Making supplication for the Muslims in the prayer making it equivalent to giving alms.

All these distinctions that Allah has gathered in the prayer are in addition to the fear and humility which are essential during every bowing, prostration, standing, sitting and intimate conversation with Allah.

Among the excellence of prayer is that the one who prays obtains a share of the spiritual states of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, which he received during his heavenly ascent from Mecca to Jerusalem and from there to the Highest Abode. Consequently, the purification and preparation for standing before Allah is a share of the expansion of the breast of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, by purifying him when He desired for him to make the ascension. The walking to the places of worship is like the night journey of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace from Macca to the Holy Sanctuary in Jerusalem. The two rak`ats in greeting the places of worship is like the two rak`ats which the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace prayed at the Holy Sanctuary with all the Prophets and Messengers. The expelling from the heart and the consciousness all worldly preoccupation during the prayer and adhering to intimate conversation with the Lord is like the transmigration of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace from the terrestrial world to the world of the unseen kingdoms. What the person praying sees during his prayer of illumination and divine secrets is a share of what the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace witnessed from the divine wonders of the celestial worlds. The attachment of the heart with his Lord during prayer is a share from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace not becoming captivated by what he witnessed from the divine wonders of the celestial worlds.

The standing of the person who prays, his sitting, bowing and prostration are all apart of the share of what the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace saw of the worshipping of the Angels during his ascent through the celestial worlds. Some of the Angels were in a perpetual state of standing being unable to bow down. Some were in a perpetual state bowing in ruk`u being unable to rise from it. Some were in a perpetual state of prostration being unable to sit. Some were in a perpetual state of sitting being unable to stand. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, then hoped that his umma would possess the same states by which to worship Allah. As a result Allah ta`ala gathered together these different states into one single act of worship – which is the Muslim prayer.

At the point when the person praying makes the initial takbir up until the point of the middle sitting is a share of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, being taken up from the unseen kingdoms to the kingdom of Might and Majesty. The sitting of the person praying and making the tashahhud is a share of the return of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace from the presence of Allah back to mankind.

Whoever has realized what we have mentioned should stop with it in all humility and glorification of Allah. It is incumbent upon him to esteem the prayer with the greatest of esteem. He should recite Quran in his prayer in a measured fashion. He should bow down with tranquility. He should rise up from it with calmness. He should go down with humility and prostrate with fear. He should sit with humbleness and make the tashahhud with courtesy. Finally, he should say the salaam having a good opinion of Allah that He has accepted his worship.

Section Two

On the Methodology of Being Present With Allah During the Prayer

It is incumbent for the one performing his purification that his heart remains attentive that he is preparing to enter the presence of the King to whom all worldly kings yield and surrender. At this time he should make intention to purify his heart from every unnecessary thing. When he then hears the call to prayer, he should leave off every preoccupation and head directly for the place of worship. When he stands for the prayer he should remove every worldly occupation from his heart. He should then face the qibla with the intention of following the commands of Allah by turning completely towards His worship. He should then make the takbir intending to perform the specific prayer. This intention should be made while raising one’s hands and while bringing them down. When he does this he should intend to cast off all worldly affairs.

He should then praise Allah by his saying, “All praises are due to Allah”, with all the praises of all created beings which praise Him. He then says, “The Lord of the worlds”, the Lord of the their existence, their number and their modes of being. He is the One responsible for the completion and sustaining of all things. He then says, “The Universally Compassionate, the Individually Merciful”, with all the varieties of His worldly blessings and the blessings He provides in the Hereafter. The person praying should be cognizant of all the favors that he should be grateful. He then says, “The King of the Day of Requital”, meaning the day of reward. He should be conscious in his heart of the terrors and conditions of the Day of Reckoning.

He then confirms Allah and acknowledges his complete slave-ness to Him by his word, “It is You”, alone, “that we worship”. He says this negating all partners to Allah. Then he acknowledges his own impotence and inability to worship Allah without His divine assistance, making sincere supplication to Him by his words, “and it is from You we seek help”. That is we seek Your help in being upright in our prayers and elsewhere with truthfulness and sincerity.

He then seeks the desired assistance from Allah to be eternal until the final meeting with Him by his words, “Guide us to the straight path”. This means establish us firmly upon the path of belief (imaan), surrender (islaam) and spiritual excellence (ihsaan). For this path is “The path of those whom You have blessed”, from among the Prophets, the champions of Truth, the martyrs and the righteous. They are those who are, “Not of those who have incurred anger”, among the Jews and their like. “Nor those who are astray”, from among the Christians and their like. When he says this, the recording Angels say, “Ameen”, which means ‘Answer his prayer O Lord.’ It for this reason he should say “Ameen” in conjunction with the Angels’ ‘ameen’ in order for his prayers to be answered as it has been related in the prophetic traditions. This is in the case if he were not the imam of the prayer. However, if he was the imam, then the sunna is that those who follow him act as his representative in saying “Ameen”.

He should recite the extra chapter of the Quran. He should make his heart aware that his Lord is conversing with him with what is in the chapter from commands, prohibitions, promises, threats, good news and warnings. He should make an oath with his Lord in the beginning that he would follow His commands, avoid His prohibitions, be thankful for His good news, seek forgiveness from His warnings and be attentive to His parables. For he should be fearful of what Allah did with those who were destroyed and seek refuge with Him from their condition. He should also hope for the bounty of those whom Allah was bountiful towards from among those who achieved success.

When he moves into the bowing he should increase in submissiveness and humility being cognizant in his heart that his Lord has given him permission to enter His majestic presence. He makes the takbir as he moves down being aware that Allah is greater than every esteemed thing. When he is in bowing he glorifies his Allah by his saying, “Glory be to my Lord the Mighty and with His praises”, or the like.

He then rises from the bowing being cognizant in his heart that Allah accepts the praises of those who extol Him by his saying, “Allah listens to those who praise Him”. He then follows that with his words, “O Allah! our Lord to You is the praise”.

He then goes down into prostration being cognizant in the heart that his Lord has increased in nearness to him. While in prostration he should ask his Lord for whatever he wills. However, it is incumbent upon him before asking for his needs, to first seek the nearness and pleasure of Allah in the inner core of his heart. He should also seek forgiveness by saying, “Glory be to You, my Lord, and verily I have been greatly unjust to myself”. Or he says, “I have done evil, therefore forgive me”. He should perform the remainder of the rak`at in the same manner as we have mentioned.

When he sits for the tashahhud he should be cognizant in his heart that he is sitting before the very presence of Allah and His Messenger, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He then extols Allah first by saying, “Greetings are for Allah”, meaning by that glorification. He then says, “purification is for Allah”, meaning all outward attributes of perfection and all excellent words and actions. This further explained by his words, “Excellent prayers are for Allah”. This is because the prayer comprises words and actions. He thus associates all greetings, pure words and deeds in the prayer to Allah alone out of honor and esteem for Him.

He then extols the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, by his words, “Peace be upon you”, meaning that the highest esteem of Allah be upon you. “O Prophet and the mercy of Allah and His blessings”. He then seeks forgiveness and protection for all the Muslims by his words, “Peace be upon us and upon the righteous slaves of Allah”. He then bears witness to the unity and oneness of Allah and to the messenger-ship of the Messenger, being cognizant in his heart of the profound meaning of his words when he says, “I bear witness that there is no deity except Allah, the One without partner; and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger”.

He should perform every additional act of prayer in the same manner in which we have mentioned. When he desires to leave the presence of intimate conversation with his Lord and to return to the presence of mankind, he gives them the good news of safety and pardon by his words, “Peace be upon you”. This is because the One who gives you peace has in effect given you safety from what you fear from him.

He should then pay close attention to the deep meanings of the remembrance and supplication that have been established at the end of the prayers. When he has recited these and has avoided heedlessness and absent-mindedness to the best of his ability; he should do his best in struggling against the nafs and his shaytaan, even if only for forty days. Then his heart will become accustomed to that and all satanic whispering will depart from him by means of the bounty of Allah and His divine assistance. That is if he is truthful and sincere. Allah ta`ala says, “Those who struggle in Our way, We will guide him down Our paths. Truly Allah is with the people of excellence

Those who are among the common Muslims and is non-Arabic, not knowing the meanings of what he recites in the prayer, should make strenuous effort after purification in reflecting on the meanings of each expression he recites. He should strive to banish from himself all heedlessness and become accustomed to that until he has done his best. Along with that he should make effort in questioning the scholars about the meanings of what he recites in the prayer. He should do this little by little until he eventually grasps and understands what Allah has decreed for him to know. This is because seeking knowledge of what we have mentioned and making strenuous effort in acting according to it – is obligatory upon every Muslim. May Allah give us success at arriving at the truth.

Section Three

On the Correct Courtesy of Recitation of the Quran and An Explanation of The Merits of Reciting the Quran

It is incumbent upon the one reciting the Quran that he be in a state of purity and as far as possible the place where he recites should be clean. This should be out of esteem for the speech of Allah. His mouth and his tongue should be clean. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace said,

Clean your mouths, for verily they are the regions of the assembly of the Angels and the paths of the Quran.

Allah ta`ala says,

Mankind does not make any expression from words except that there is Raqeeb and `Ateed recording it.

One of the protected friends of Allah once said, “There comes out of from the mouth of the one reciting of the Quran a light like the rays of a lamp spreading out to his right and left. For this reason when the one reciting commences his recitation an Angel places his mouth upon the mouth of the one reciting as a repository for the light of the Quran, so that the light of the Quran does not dissipate in the air. Among the correct courtesies of reciting the Quran is to recite in a measured fashion, trying to comprehend its meanings. He should also be among those who listen, pay close attention and are fearful of Allah. It has been said, “How many there are who recite the Book of Allah being unmindful of Allah, forever making other people mindful of Allah.” We seek refuge with Allah from that.

There are many correct courtesies in reciting the Quran. However, what we have mentioned is sufficient for he whom Allah has illumined his inner vision. That which we have mentioned in this book and its like is beneficial knowledge. For, if you find in your heart resolution and enthusiasm for this knowledge, then make strenuous effort in obtaining it. For it is a proof of the success of Allah for you. However, if you find that your enthusiasm and resolve for this knowledge has abated and you are content to remain in a state of heedlessness and under the whispering of Satan, then it is a proof of your loss.

We ask Allah the Mighty by His the rank of His generous Prophet, upon him be the best blessings and most perfect peace, that He make our resolution and enthusiasm connected to the affairs of our deen. And that He makes us to behave in accordance with the customs of His righteous protected friends. We ask that He cuts us off from all connections besides Him and that He make the goal of all our desires be His generous face by the rank of His generous Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

The compiler of this book says to the weak among Muslims, who have become effeminate – Allah has facilitated us to complete this book on Friday, the thirteenth of Allah’s month, Muharram in the year mubashiru or musharibu (مُبَشِرُ or مُشَرِبُ ) from the Prophet’s emigration, upon him be the best blessings and most perfect peace. And the last of our supplication is; “All praises are due to Allah the Lord of the worlds.”

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