Heart of Islam: Meditation
Practicing long time night meditation is crucial for a true Muslim. Most of the fake Muslims are busy for many mechanical and mindless rituals such as salats, fasting, hajj etc. On the other hand, God commanded Prophet Muhammad to do mediation almost half time of every night which is quite difficult task indeed.
Being the follower of Prophet Muhammad how can you expect that just doing all those mechanical and mindless rituals such as salats (maybe 5-10 minutes for each salat), fasting, hajj etc. alone will be enough for you when our rasul did very hard work for meditation?
Please try to do meditation for half part of a night. You will realize that what is the most important practice in your religion but you are missing that most important part everyday! This is the true spirituality which our beloved rasul started even before he became rasul formally, history confirms.
So, without any delay start meditation to get connection with God and His angels. You do not need to believe anything blindly, you will get real experience and confirmation on God and His angels.
You will get your own revelation on your own life, its objective, meaning and direction. Anybody can get God’s particular revelation even you are not a Rasul or Nabi, the Quran confirms. Needless to say, blind believing on anything has little or no value and quite often blind belief is very much dangerous which can spoil and waste your whole life. So please come back to the true religion, the true Islam. Stop being a blind believer. In fact God never asks you to be a blind believer.
[The Quran 73:1] O you cloaked one.
[73:2] Meditate during the night, except rarely.
[73:3] Half of it, or a little less.
[73:4] Or a little more. And read the Quran from cover to cover.
[73:5] We will give you a heavy message.
[73:6] The meditation at night is more effective, and more righteous.
[73:7] You have a lot of time during the day for other matters.
[73:8] You shall commemorate the name of your Lord, to come ever closer and closer to Him.
In fact nothing can be more important in your religious life than doing mediation. Look, another God messenger, Jonah, was saved from a terrible disaster because he started to do mediation in due time!
[The Quran 37:139] Jonah was one of the messengers.
[37:140] He escaped to the loaded ship.
[37:141] He rebelled and thus, he joined the losers.
[37:142] Consequently, the fish swallowed him, and he was the one to blame.
[37:143] If it were not that he resorted to meditation,
[37:144] he would have stayed in its belly until the Day of Resurrection.
We have lost our true religious practice and are too much busy with much lesser important things and that is the main reason why Muslims fail worldwide. Let us come back to the heart of our true religion to be successful here and hereafter.
Dr Musa Ali, PhD.