By: Ayatullah Shaykh Husain Mazaheri
We have categorised waswasa (repeated, unfounded doubts and fears) into two kinds: waswasa of thought and waswasa of action. We have already dealt with the first category. Today we shall talk about waswasa of action.
Sometimes people get excessive doubts about the tasks they are doing. For example: while doing wudhu (ablution), performing the ritual bath (Ghusl),performing the prayers etc. They get doubts whether they have performed these actions strictly in accordance to the set norms or not. Such doubts are very harmful for homes. A person who nurses repeated doubts about his own actions becomes an outcast from the society. He can no longer feel love for his home. Those in the audience who have the tendency of doubting their own actions should give particular attention to this talk.
“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.”
— Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277)
Consistent and daily prayer practice constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam, holding a place of such importance and benefit that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) stated that it is the observance of daily prayers that delineates belief from disbelief.
And it is one of the great gifts of Islam that Allah Almighty has enjoined prayers upon believers, in effect providing a means to fortify and continually reinforce faith and belief, and to continually remember, for indeed, “faith without works is dead.”
By actively and consciously engaging one’s daily prayers, one can benefit greatly from this unique spiritual practice. Islamic prayer, or salah, provides the following three key benefits.
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Audhu billahi min ash-shaytan ir-rajeem – I seek refuge in God from Satan which is accursed
Bismillah-ir Rahman-ir Raheem – In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
“Call unto the way of thy Lord with wisdom and fair exhortation, and reason with them in the better way. Lo! Thy Lord is Best Aware of him who strayeth from His way, and He is Best Aware of those who go aright.”
Relaxing in the lounge Sunday morning my wife called, ‘How long will you be with that newspaper? Will you come here and make your darling son eat his breakfast?’.
I tossed the paper away and rushed to the scene. My only son Faizaan looked frightened. Tears were welling up in his eyes. In front of him was a bowl filled to its brim with cereal containing the much needed vitamins needed by Faizaan after his month long illness. Faizaan was a pleasant child, quite intelligent for his age. He has just turned nine. He particularly detested the vitamin fortified cereal. My mother and my wife are traditional and believe firmly in the benefits of the cereal.
“Let there be no compulsion in Religion: truth stands out clear from error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah (one God) has grasped the most trustworthy hand hold, that never breaks. and Allah hears, and knows all things.” (Qur’an, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Que no haya compulsión en la religión: la verdad se distingue claramente del error: el que rechaza el mal y cree en Dios (un Dios) ha captado el sostener la mano de más confianza, que nunca se rompe y oye Dios, y conoce todas las cosas.”. (Corán, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Laat geen dwang in Religie: waarheid onderscheidt zich duidelijk van de dwaling: wie het kwaad bestrijdt en gelooft in Allah (een God) heeft begrepen van de meest betrouwbare hand vast te houden, die nooit breekt En Allah hoort en weet alle dingen.”. (Koran, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Qu’il n’y ait pas de contrainte en religion: la vérité se distingue clairement de l’erreur: celui qui rejette le mal et croit en Allah (Dieu) a saisi la main de la main la plus digne de confiance, qui ne rompt jamais et Allah est Audient et Omniscient.”. (Coran, Al-Baqarah 2:256)
“Es gibt keinen Zwang in der Religion sein: Wahrheit hebt sich von Fehler klar: Wer das Böse ablehnt und an Allah glaubt (ein Gott) hat den vertrauenswürdigsten Hand zu halten, die kein Brechen und Allah hört und weiß alles begriffen.”. (Sure Al-Baqara 2:256)
Simple facts: Islam is the fastest growing way of life in the world even with all the false negative propaganda against it, and more women are entering ISLAM than men. (Now that’s amazing!)
Why is that??? because they like to be oppressed??? Of course not stop being naive!
By: Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (Q-Tip)
Uh, of the things we believe
There’s a whole lot of work, we should roll up our sleeves
And we got to hold firm when fateful sight conceiving
Why doubt your plans? Cause it’s all worth believing
We can make it work, do believe that
Weave mistrust in the dust and believe fact
We can achieve tact by tuning out negative feedback
Naysayers can hate, we concentrate to bring belief back
Into ourselves, into the world, into the rap game
Emcees are miserable, their music should be leaving mics maimed
Man, look we holding out for the truth
If we alone in the Louvre we gone hold for the proof
Man put it in believing, believe in believing
Seeing ain’t believing, it’s the feeling that we needing
Believe in each other, put the question to the system
They promising returns? Then question what you getting
We should believe in the reasons we existing
Time for Renaissance to reawaken what is withered
Belief can confirm, make it is what it isn’t
Sometimes I wish I had belief when I didn’t