Thursday, September 20, 2007

Message for Friday - Prayer is the weapon of the beleiver

الدعاء سلاح المؤمن، وعماد الدين ونور السماوات والأرض

Prophet Muhammad (SAAS) said, "Supplication is a weapon of the faithful, a pillar of the religion, and the light of the heavens and the earth."

During Ramadan, Muslims devote themselves more in prayer, supplication and rememberance of G'd. The Islamic teaching is that prayers are answered only if the prayer believes that their prayers will be eventually answered.

Thus, the strength of a Muslim resides soley in his/her faith, not in numerical, military or monetary strength. Muslims that seek soley to alleviate difficult conditions via the accumulation of funds or weapons are misguided.

Connect to G'd with prayer

الله نور السموات والأرض

G'd says in the Qur'an (Surah Al-Nur: 35): G'd is the Light of the Heavens and the earth.

The Light of G'd illuminates the intellect of the believer, which guides him/her towards success in the material world. Humility through sincere prayer is a recognition that G'd is the Powerful and the Giver, who is the sole One that can guide aright and protect against danger.

And surely G'd knows best.

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