Monday, June 23, 2008

Perfect Solah – Time, Qiblah, Niat (MM 22/6/08)

Munyatul Musolli 22nd June 2008

Elaborating on points for perfection of solah:

4th point – Keeping Solah in Prescribed Time
To keep solah within its time is further broken down into 3:

  1. With your eyes, you can see the sun, moon, or stars so that you can deduce the correct time.
  2. With your ears you can hear the azan calling.
  3. With your heart you keep reminding yourself of the appointed time.
5th point – Facing the Qiblah
3 considerations for perfection:
  1. Your chest faces direction of the Ka’bah.
  2. Your heart faces Allah.
  3. Your body keep focus, be humble, and feel inferior.
6th point – Niat
3 considerations for perfection:
  1. You be mindful the type of solah you’re performing.
  2. You keep in mind that you’re standing in front of Allah, and He sees you. So you stand still and calm.
  3. You are aware that Allah knows what in your heart, so you must cut off worldly business from your mind.
Said Ustaz Zakaria:
  • If you have difficulty to determine the correct time due to bad weather, lack of clock etc, it is all right to use fair judgment (dzon).
  • To set your heart facing Allah, you need to train it with wirid that has ‘higher’ connection. How do you know your wirid has that connection? 1- Good silsilah (chain of transmission) 2- Your heart trembles on hearing God’s name.
  • Our tariqah – Ahmadiyyah Idrisiyyah - demands consistent theoretical learning and practice. Attend both lessons and majlis zikir regularly, hopefully the warid sticks.
    Ulama say that the better time to become close to Allah (muraqobah) is in between recitations in solah.
  • Put your heart where your mouth is. Don’t recite things you’re not conscious of like you’re possessed by some evil spirit.
  • Iqamah sounds the last warning: Be careful, you’re about to face Allah.
    Be steadfast in your effort, may God reward you His Way as mentioned in the Qur’an:
    أَلَّذِينَ جَهَدُوْا فِينَا لَنَهدِيَنَّهُم سُبُلَنَا
Wallahu a'lam

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