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  1. Imam Jafar al-Sadiq(as) said, in a long tradition, that Allah has enjoined faith (iman) upon the limbs of the son of Adam, and has distributed it and divided it evenly between them, and every single limb has been assigned a different portion of faith particular to it. I will divide the long hadith into smaller parts to narrate the duties of each limb. HEART The portion of faith with which the heart has been charged is to affirm, to know, to conclude a contract and willingly to admit and submit that there is no being worthy of worship but Allahسُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, the One and Only, who has no partner, the One God, who has taken neither wife nor son, and that Muhammad is His servant and messenger(pbuh). And it is to attest to every prophet and divine scripture that Allah has sent down. This affirmation and knowledge is the duty of the heart, upon which Allah has made it incumbent, as He has said in His Book: 'Not he who is compelled while his heart is at rest on account of faith' -16:106 and 'Now surely by Allah's remembrance are the hearts set at rest' - 13:28 and 'Those who say with their mouths "we believe" , while their hearts do not believe' - 5:41 and ' Whether you make manifest what is in your hearts or hide it, Allah will call you to account for it; then He will forgive whom He pleases and chastise whom He pleases' - 2:284 So this is the affirmation and knowledge of faith that Allah has made incumbent upon the heart and that is its duty, and it is the fountainhead of faith. FACE He has made incumbent upon the face to bow down in prostration to Him in the night and in the day at prayer times, about which He has said: 'O you who believe! Bow down and prostrate yourselves and serve your Lord, and do good that you may succeed' - 22:77 This is a joint duty on the face as well as the hands and the feet, for He has said in another verse: 'And that the parts of prostration are Allah's, so call upon not anyone with Allah....' - 72:18
  2. Guest

    prayer

    Salam alayikum! Whenever I pray it feels hard to breathe and I feel this huge pain in my heart. Even when its cold I feel warm, sometimes I even start to sweat. Can you give me an answer why? I would really appreciate an answer.
  3. People, under their capacity tries their level best to understand religions and different ideologies. Which thing plays major role to accept true religion. Is it MIND or HEART?
  4. Zavon

    Why we shouldn't skip prayers!

    I know many of us (believers) have been through this, and I personally experienced my boat sinking and I know it is tough getting it back up. But if you won't understand why you have to get back up then you're definitely going to drown. My point of bringing this topic up is not to scare you away by telling you about the torment of hellfire or the agony in the grave, surely I'll do that by the end of our short exchange, but before everything else I want you to know what benefits and positive change prayers can bring to your life! BENEFITS OF PRAYING There are actually a lot; me and you could go on and on about how practicing Islam can benefit you and the people around you, but this once, let me just mention a few of those that I experienced first-hand. Health Prayer can be a source of exercise for most people. It keeps check on your physical fitness. All the obligatory acts in prayers benefit greatly to ones health. For example, going to ruku and sajda and tash'had saves one from back pain and knee-joints pain. Prayer also wards off many illnesses. Down to Earth When you go down in sujood, it gives you a feeling of how small and insignificant you are in front of all the blessings and creations of Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. He made so much, and still blesses you and showers upon you from good. Prayer kills your ego and brings you closer to Allah and the reality. Focusing on how you're alone in this world, and how only Allah is your supporter and benefactor even in the time of adversity. Strengthens the heart and the belief Prayer gives you the strength that you are lacking when facing adversity. It becomes a driving force when met with a lot of short-comings. It strengthens ones resolve to keep moving forward and facing new challenges while knowing that Allah never burdens a soul more than what it can bear. Closeness to Allah When we recite the verses sent down to us Humans by Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, we naturally feel close to Him. His words are the reflection upon our own-selves. When we make dua to Him and kneel down to Him, it shows that we are ready to give in our desires for pleasing Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى. And that: He is the only "one" we can turn to in the time of adversity... There's nobody else, is there? Countenance and Spiritual Pleasantness Did you know that prayers make your face and spirit brighter? Who wouldn't want their face glowing with happiness and zeal. This not only allows others to look at you in good light but also brings a smile to their faces (especially your family). And it takes off a lot of tension from their shoulders (for some reason). Keeps you away from sins and keeps sins away form you Now this is note-worthy, because both sound just about the same. So where lies the difference? The difference is that there in you will come a sense of responsibility and a sense of accountability once you start praying. You will become more aware of your performance near Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى, and you'd want to please him more and more. Who wouldn't want beautiful reward from Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى?And alternatively, Allah will keep you away from sins with his authority over you if he finds your actions pleasing. And no doubt, he is the most merciful and the most benevolent. Along with oft-forgiving. Gets rid of laziness and grooms punctuality Most of the time we are extremely lazy when it comes to our responsibilities and obligations. But once we start being punctual in prayers habitually, we (Insha'Allah) will become more aware of the limited time we have and the utilization of it. Prayer somewhat grooms the instinct of time within you. When you start praying five times a day, you'll begin to realize if you're spending the remaining time the right way. You will have thoughts like: Am I fulfilling my religious obligations correctly? Is Allah سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى going to be pleased enough with the current me? Have I been listening to every words my parents say? Have I done the job that I must in time? Sense of Accountability I know I am kinda repeating myself here, but I couldn't just skip this point. Because this one is very significant when it comes to prayers. In our daily life, if we skip a prayer, do you know how many things go wrong then? How many times we attempt sins and bad acts? Have you ever reflected upon them?Prayer gives you a chance of reflection. And in the future it keeps you intact and in-check that you don't fall astray to bad acts from Satan. Keeps you pure and clean Before going to prayer, you remember, that you have to be Tahir (pure from any impurity). Thus this single remembrance can keep you more than enough clean and pure. Also, performing ablution three-to-five or more so times a day, protects you from Satan and his devilish whispers. Takes away nightmares and bad dreams I am sure many of us had nightmares or dreams that were bad, something you wish you'd never seen. But if you sleep after doing a wudu, and with faith that Allah and His angels will protect you from such dreams (that come from Satan), you'll be protected. WHAT DOES THE QURAN SAY ABOUT PRAYERS? I hope this thread will open your eyes to the importance of prayers and will bring you closer to Allah. If I made a mistake somewhere in the text, then it is solely from me. Forgive me, as I am only human. P.s. Thanks to my brothers and sisters here, they gave me confidence enough to post my material here. lol. I have some serious confidence issues. :P Anyways, thanks to everybody for reading and supporting! Jazak Allah Khair. Hope it will be helpful to at least a single soul!
  5. Salaamu alaykum everyone, This is the start of a series in which I am trying to distill the most important spiritual truths which I have realized in studying and participating in this deen. It is extremely relevant to Shiachatters especially as unfortunately many in this community have taken the deen to be a series of propositions which one assents to with the mind instead of a series of realities that have been integrated into the soul through the heart. What I have shared here has really changed my life. http://themuslimtheist.com/the-aql-is-not-reason-its-consciousness/
  6. فَلَا تَخْضَعْنَ بِالْقَوْلِ فَيَطْمَعَ الَّذِي فِي قَلْبِهِ مَرَضٌ وَقُلْنَ قَوْلًا مَّعْرُوفًا Do not be complaisant in your speech, lest he in whose heart is a sickness should aspire; speak honourable words.(Al-Ahzab.32)
  7. laiba.k

    Miracle

    Is there any wazifa or dua to change the heart of someone and make it go in your favour?
  8. Martyrdom

    The Almighty

    Thy heart is like a candle Smokeless Fire Burning thy Soul Up Ignoble Desires Abandoned from Birth By Family Battle with thy self For serenity Baptized by iblis Rescued by Almighty Before the rescue Drowning in the Dead Sea Saved by a unique ship The Captain was Ali (as) Thy heart no longer a candle Its eternally free Thanks to the One and Only The Almighty
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