بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, The Most Gracious, The Especially Merciful.
السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ
May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you.
I pray that you are all in the best of health and iman in sha Allah.
It’s been a while since I’ve last posted, and I thought of sharing something really amazing my ustadha told us a few weeks ago regarding Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raaj.
Some of you may already know of this journey of our beloved Prophet Sallallahu ‘ailaihi wa sallam, and if you don’t then I recommend that you read up on his amazing experience! Subhan Allah. My teacher mentioned that Allah called His beloved Messenger to go all the way from Makkah, to Jerusalem, to ascend upon the heavens, to meet the Prophets AS, and finally to meet Allah. During their meeting, Allah chose to gift the Ummah of Muhammad SAW with something incredible. Now, what it is this gift? It is Salaah of course! The 5 daily prayers. However, many of us already know that the initial commandment was 50, and not 5, and how it decreased to 5. Whether 50 or 5, the point is that Allah azzawajal wanted to gift us all (yes, you too!) this special gift of conversing and connecting with Him every single day.
Now, how we treat the salah these days is not what I intend to speak about. Rather, I want us all to reflect over how we use the Salah to develop our relationship with our Creator, The One Who brings us comfort after a long day, The One Who provides us with every single thing that we have in our lives. Alhamdulillah. Allah could have just commanded Jibreel AS to tell our Prophet SAW about the daily prayers, the way other commandments were sent down, but no, Allah chose to have a personal meeting with His beloved to personally tell him what it is that we as an Ummah can do to make our Allah happy.
Below are just a few tumblr posts I look at every now and then to remind myself of the pleasures of reading Salaah, I hope they bring some benefit to you too in sha Allah.
JazakumAllahu khairan for your efforts, may Allah forgive us all for our sins and grant us and our loved ones Jannatul Firdaus al-a’la, ameen. Please correct me on any mistakes I may have made.
May you be accompanied by safety/peace.