• Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

THE VALUE OF PRAYING


The True Status of Man

PRAYING is the most powerful weapon in the hands of a believer. Praying bestows upon the believer courage and hope. It offers refuge from the negative experiences in this world. Here are some sayings of the Prophet Muhammad concerning prayer collected from authentic books containing Prophetic Teachings. • Praying – that is what worship is. • Praying is the essence of worship. • God becomes displeased with one who does not beseech Him. • Nothing, save prayer, can avert fate. • As long as one does not pray for an abomination, or for the severing of some bond of kinship, God will grant one whatever one prays to Him for, or else withhold evil from the supplicant in like degree. • There is nothing dearer to God than prayer. • Call on God, asking Him of His bounty, for the Lord loves to be called upon. • Prayer helps with regard to what has happened, and what has not happened. Have recourse to prayer then, you servants of God. • Praying is a means of asking God for the fulfillment of all our needs no matter how mundane or insignificant as even a shoe lace. Prayer is an acknowledgement of the supplicant’s absolute helplessness on the one hand, as opposed to God’s absolute power on the other. Prayer is an acknowledgement of the supplicant’s absolute helplessness on the one hand, as opposed to God’s absolute power on the other. The act of prayer puts man in his true place, and also gives God His rightful station. Prayer, then, is to accept things as they are. It is the supreme degree of realism, and the apprehension of reality, in turn, is the most excellent of all actions. For, in this world, where man has been given a choice between belief and disbelief, between acknowledgement and denial, there is nothing greater than acceptance of the true nature of things.


Source: Spirit Of Islam

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