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Benefits of Meditation

Meditation is at the core of Islamic spirituality, but unfortunately is not often given the attention and focus it deserves. Meditation is the art of surrendering. It’s about being completely still and submitting to the will of Allah in a conscious state of mind.

It is a deliberate and self led mental activity. Meditation was practiced by our predecessors in several forms. They knew that these techniques enhanced their physical acts of worship, including salaah (prayer), fasting and dhikr.

Muraqabah is actually the fulfillment of worshiping Allah according to a proper understanding of the beautiful names that convey His perfect knowledge.

Our Beloved Sufi Grand Master Sheikh ‘Abd al-Qadir al-Jilani,(RH) muraqabah is realized in four aspects:
  • Knowledge of Allah Almighty.
  • Knowledge of the enemy of Allah, Iblis (Satan).
  • Knowledge of your soul’s capacity to suggest evil.
  • Knowledge of deeds to be done for the sake of Allah

 

Benefits of Meditation :

There are various benefits for meditation, including helping to reduce stress, boost memory, enhance focus and concentration, decrease emotional reactivity and improve personal relationships.

The practice of Taffakur is essential, because modern culture encourages constant entertainment and distraction. Usually there is no time to reflect and think, so we end up with unresolved thoughts, ideas, fears, and beliefs.

Close your eyes and think about how Allah is always watching you. It’s just you and Him at this moment. Ponder on how at this very moment he knows everything that is going on in your head. Your worries, your fears, your hopes and your dreams.

Your mind will always drift, It’s your nafs trying to take over, but bring it back to the center, bring it back to Him.

Your primary focus is on Allah, nothing else. Increase the time in small increments every other day as you master the technique.

Taking the time to reflect on Allah and the Hereafter will bring about an awareness, it will help us to be more grateful and also ease the daily stress of life.

Many of us practice verbal gratitude .“Speaking in remembrance of Allah Almighty is good, and thinking about the blessings of Allah is the best act of worship.”

 

Seclusion is something which the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) practiced before prophet-hood. He spent days in the Cave of Hira trying to make sense of what he saw around him.

After prophet-hood, he prescribed I’tikaf in Ramadan as something men and women should do as it has immense rewards. We can practice seclusion throughout the year.

Breaking away even daily from your spouse and children is liberating, like a balm for the soul. The wives of the prophet Muhammad (PBUH) all lived separately, showing us the importance of  alone time.

Benefits of Meditation

Our practice of silent mindfulness will in turn enhance our concentration in Salaah (prayer) and other acts of worship. 

Dhikr is one of the most common practices of Islamic meditation. It is the repetitive utterances of words which praise and glorify Allah. This common meditation practice is often done robotically without thinking.

By making Dhikr, in a state of meditation, you will increase the effectiveness of this wonderful practice. The act of rolling beads helps us to concentrate better. I find wooden beads help, being sourced from nature, they have a more calming effect than synthetic plastic beads.

Reading the Qur’an is one of the most powerful and rewarding forms of meditation. It’s also one of those things we can practice during our work days.

If you are having a particularly bad day: break away, make wudu and recite the Qur’an. The Qur’an is referred to as a remembrance, a renewed sense of positive energy comes from reciting it.

Advanced Benefits of Meditation:

  1. A higher state of consciousness .
  2. Deep relaxation .
  3. Developing your hunch. you’ll be a lot of aware and can hear to pay attention to your hunch .
  4. Contact along with your Higher Self, UN agency will navigate you and assist you through life .

Meditation can improve your quality of life, and provides you a time to utterly loosen and realize inner peace. you’ll be able to reach a lot of points throughout the day if your thinker has had time to charges.

 

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