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 Post subject: Imagination As Light (Noor).
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:49 am 
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As-Salaam alaikum,

In the Hadith, we find it where the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said: "WORSHIP ALLAH AS THOUGH YOU SEE HIM.." and "ALLAH IS THE QIBLA OF THE PERSON WHO IS PRAYING"-- ie imagine Him in your direction and be attentive to Him, so that you are fully mindful of Him and humble before Him. And always observe the appropriate courtesy (adab) with Him while you are praying, as if you don't do that you are being discourteous and inconsiderate.

Had the Prophet, alaihis-Salaat Was-Salaam, not known that there is within you a reality called IMAGINATION that has an immense sway, he would not have said to us "WORSHIP ALLAH AS THOUGH YOU SEE HIM".. with your physical vision. For indications of the intellect rule out this "AS THOUGH", and the intellect holds, with its arguments, that any 'LIKENESS' (between Allah and created things) is impossible: vision can perceive nothing but the wall (in front of the person praying)!. Yet the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, called upon us to imagine that we are facing Allah (al-Haqq) in our direction of prayer; indeed it has been prescribed that we accept that, where Allah says:--

"SO WHEREVER YOU MAY TURN, THEN THERE IS THE FACE OF ALLAH" (2:115).. the "FACE" (wajh) of something is its reality and individual essence. Indeed, IMAGINATION in this context is all-encompassing.


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