Friday, 27 May 2011

Itikaf & its Virtues in the month of Ramadan Islamic Articles

Let’s keep things simple and easy for us to understand, we all claim to know our religion well but we fail to understand that what in real terms our religion expects us to practice and the entire thought of understanding would contribute to the rewards which Allah (SWT) has promised us.

As said keeping things to the point and simple will make you explain more about our religion and today what I would like to focus is upon the upcoming blessed Month of fasting known as Ramadan and its virtues in context for the act of worship known as ITIKAF, which is to performed by staying at a Mosque.

Well, when we say Mosques instantly you are to compare the two separate conclusions that a person performing ITIKAF in the greatest of all months will be involved in such great acts like offering Salat in congregation will make him achieve rewards 27 times more than normally and the entire act of praying is done with peace of mind and devotion.

On the other hand when we compare a person who is not performing ITIKAF in the month of Ramadan and is at work will not be able to pray in congregation and will always be in a rush to pray and get back to business which continues to cause distraction, thus losing consistency and devotion that does not allow him to achieve any reward.

Thus, ITIKAF makes it easy for the person (Mutakif) performing to devote himself solely towards ALLAH (SWT) and this is where you are to understand all the benefits concerned with it breaking all the ties from the outside world and indulge in prayers and worshipping the Creator.

“And seek help in patience and As-salat (the prayer) and truly, it is extremely heavy and hard except for Al-Khaashi’un (i.e. the true believers in Allah – those who obey Allah with full submission, fear much from His punishment, and believe in His Promise and in His Warning). (They are those) who are certain that they are going to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are going to return.”(Surah 2)

In addition: “Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden).(Surah 23)


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