Nearness to Allah 2 Allah’s (awj) nearness to things In regards to the nearness of Allah (awj) to things, the verses of the Qur`an can be divided into four categories. a. One group state His nearness...
Nearness to Allah 1 Question: What is nearness to Allah (awj)? How many different kinds of nearness are there? How can we gain nearness to Allah (awj)? In lexicographical terms, “qurb” means the...
The Philosophy of Prayers 2 6. The prayer is a tool for the development of moral excellences and attaining spiritual perfection. It hauls man out of the limited confines of this material world,...
The Philosophy of Prayers 1 In The Quran Suratul 'Ankabut, mentions an important philosophy with respect to the prayers when it says: إِنَّ الصَّلاةَ تَنْهى‏ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَ الْمُنْكَرِ “Surely...
Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah (4) A general remark about the supplications Reflecting on this prayer and other prayers, a question may arise: why is it that most of the time the end results are...
Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah (3) اِلـهي اِنْ كُنْتُ غَيْرَ مُسْتأهِل لِرَحْمَتِكَ فَاَنْتَ اَهْلٌ اَنْ تَجُودَ عَليَّ بِفَضْلِ سَعَتِكَ My God, although I am not qualified to receive Your...
Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah (2) مُتَضرِّعاً اِلَيْكَ، راجِياً لِما لَدَيْكَ ثَوابي: I am humble before You, hopeful for what You have in terms of a reward. In other words, I humbly beseech...
Reflections on Munajat Sha'baniyyah (1) Abstract Sha’ban, the eighth month of the Islamic calendar, is considered the month of Allah’s mercy and pleasure. A prayer by Imam Ali (PBUH) attributed to...
Key Concepts in Islamic Sprituality (4) Humbleness(2) Reflecting on his life, one can see in the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH&HF) the perfect example of humbleness. Indeed, the reason why the Prophet...
Key Concepts in Islamic Sprituality (3) Humbleness Another key concept in Islamic spirituality is ultimate humbleness or spiritual poverty. This means to strengthen our understanding of the need for...
Key Concepts in Islamic Spirituality (2) Thankfulness The virtue of thankfulness is very much related to love for Allah (SWT). If you are thankful you will certainly love Allah because of all His...
Key Concepts in Islamic Spirituality (1) Love, thankfulness and humbleness are three very important or perhaps even the most important concepts in Islamic spirituality. In this paper, they will be...

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