The Divine Command to Prostrate

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh Muhammad Nazhim Adil al-Haqqani (q.s.) said, “The Divine Commands that Descend upon us Command us to prostrate to Allah (s.w.t.).  When we read or listen to the Qur’an, we are in contact with these Declarations.  So, we must obey the Commands, and prostrate to Allah (s.w.t.).  Our prostration of worship and adoration must be solely for Allah (s.w.t.).  There are so many secrets contained within these Divine Commands so it is only fitting that a servant must prostrate to Allah (s.w.t.) when reading the Qur’an.

It is true that we prostrate to Allah (s.w.t.) in our daily prayers.  But we must understand why we prostrate, to Whom we are prostrating to, when to prostrate, and where our prostration should be directed to.  No doubt, Muslims are praying all over the world but, in reality, who are they really prostrating to?  To Allah (s.w.t.) only, or to dunya?  We must cleanse ourselves of the filth of dunya.  Many have descended into creatures seeking the filth of this dunya all day.  In almost every moment of their lives, even while praying, they are with dunya and its corruption.  Prostration to Allah (s.w.t.) is not merely physical act during swalah.  It is an act of submission of our hearts every moment of each day.”


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