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how to meditate in Islam?

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Designate a space or corner in your home for this if possible, a clean and quiet space with minimal furnishings. Try to pray all your namaz there. After each namaz or however frequently you can recite a few verses from Qur'an and reflect upon them. You can also do a wird of Holy names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Or just ponder and reflect upon your existence, this dunya and hereafter. 

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1 hour ago, starlight said:

Designate a space or corner in your home for this if possible, a clean and quiet space with minimal furnishings. Try to pray all your namaz there. After each namaz or however frequently you can recite a few verses from Qur'an and reflect upon them. You can also do a wird of Holy names of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). Or just ponder and reflect upon your existence, this dunya and hereafter. 

that sounds like worship, im trying to find a way to relive severe anxiety and gain memory without the use of drugs

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Do your Salah at a pace that allows you to seek closeness to Allah with enjoyment, apprecation, focus, understanding, value, humility, etc. (khushu)

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On 8/3/2019 at 4:03 PM, 313. said:

Can someone meditate islamically does it make it more effective and how do you do it?

Salam brother/sister.

One of the Islamic forms of meditation is Dhikr (Remembrance of Allah ((سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى))). Try to do the following:

1. Select a quite private spot.

2. Select a phrase to continuously recite, for example "La ilahi illallahu - There is no God except God". Other phrases can be found here ( https://www.al-Islam.org/self-building-ayatullah-ibrahim-amini/means-attainment)

3. Determine how many times you will recite it, e.g. 100, 200, 300. 

4. Most importantly - You won't gain too much meditation benefit if you only recite by tongue! You must have presence of heart for you to truly gain spiritual benefit. The book I linked above talks about how to gain this, try the following:

  • During first stage while reciting invocation try your best to concentrate all your thoughts towards the invocation while strictly preventing the entries of all external thoughts.
  • During this stage one should recite invocation exactly like the first stage with the exception that, while reciting complete attention should be paid towards its meanings and contents, in a manner that mind should become clearly aware of this occurrence. At the same time efforts should be made to strictly prevent the attack of all sorts of external thoughts and memories. is program should be exercised until one is able to prevent the attacks of all external thoughts during the entire period of invocation, while being remained attentive to their meanings and contents.
  • During third stage, try your best first to memorize the meanings of invocation inside the heart, and since it has accepted their meanings and believes in them, orders the tongue to recite them. In this case the tongue actually follows the heart.
  • At this stage try your best to negate all the meanings, contents, interpretations, and even the imaginations of invocations from the heart, thus, making it readied for receiving Divine blessings and illuminations. Try to pay absolute attention towards God-Almighty with your entire existence cleansing your hearts thoroughly from all sorts of external existence, opening its gate for the entrance of God’s-Celestial Light.

 

To derive full benefit, follow the other instructions in the book. I.e. make sure you are not sinning in any way before you incorporate meditation in your life; afterwards, try to mediate daily; go through each stage and increase your hearts presence incrementally; make sure you don't talk too much, eat too much, sleep too much, not too attached to the worldly life, etc.

I suggest the book to anyone interested in this topic! https://www.al-Islam.org/self-building-ayatullah-ibrahim-amini 

 

 

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