Celebrating the Praises of the All Praise-Worthy

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Striding in Allah’s Shade - Enriching Lives / Thursday, November 6th, 2008

So let us evaluate ourselves and try to figure out how much Allah is commemorated in our lives. If a believer gets the taste of celebrating the praises of his Allah then slowly, but surely, he develops a unique fondness for Him. And then a time comes when without remembrance he cannot exist. This love takes such a strange turn that we find ourselves yearning for it.  It has its own sweetness and allure. Like a man loves somebody, he cannot then live without remembering the beloved. Exclusive of the fact that the bond of attachment and love with Allah is so intense that the mortal worldly gears cannot even dare trying to win against it. It is this love that gratifies a believer; only this relishing him.

No wonder, for hours on hours our Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam used to stay engrossed in prayers; talking, seeking, supplementing earnestly to Allah. That is why the Sahabah radhiallahu anhum ajma’in notify, “At times he used to stand so long in salah that the souls of his feet used to get swelled up. Staying so long in prostration that it used to appear as if his soul has been seized by the angels.”

But we find difficulty in even believing it as we are unaware of its delight; we have not tasted it. We do not realize the significance of our soul and that it needs its nourishment too; and that food full of nourishment for it is exclusively remembrance of Allah.

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