Salat

by jawaid ahmed,uk @, Monday, June 25, 2012, 07:54 (2466 days ago) @ Rashid

We have to stop thinking that Allah is some sort of king, sitting on a throne requiring our worship, devotion, servitude etc. He is far above all things as the following beautifully explains:-

112:1 Say, "He is God, the One! [He is Unique in His Essence and Attributes and He alone is the Sovereign Law-Giver in the Universe]
112:2 God is Absolutely Independent. [Samad = Absolute, Eternal, Unique, Absolutely Independent Sustainer, Absolutely Independent, Perfect, the Uncaused Cause of all that exists]
112:3 He begets not, nor is He begotten.
112:4 And there is absolutely none like Him."

A king depends on his subjects for his every need so he makes laws which will help keep him in this state and appoints corrupt people to positions of power maintain this. Expoitation.

All Messengers came to do away with this manmade kingly system and to remove the “king in the sky” concept of Allah. When we act upon the commands of Allah we benefit; societies are reformed, no corruption, no exploitation, etc. When we do this the benefits start to become apparent, societies flourish, poverty is eliminated, etc and then our hearts become satisfied that the hard work we have put in has been worthwhile. Jump for joy, salute, bow our heads in humble submissiveness to He that has Guided us, whatever you feel like doing is fine as a means of expressing our gratitude, but this is not a ritual, it is not a set formula, it is not prayer, namaz, pooja or any ritualised acts of worship.

We must understand what benefits us and more importantly society and then implement these commands to get the desired results. Anything else is wishful thinking.


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