Posts Tagged ‘Praying’

Mosque & Praying

Posted: May 30, 2008 in Islam
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Luky likes to hear about mosque and what I do in it.
In the name of Allah, the most Compassionate, the most Mercitul.
Mosque for Muslims, that is Church for Christians, even so there are some differences.
When I go to Mosque, I do praying. I stand in front of Allah (God) beside other Muslims.
We stand in front of One whom that:
Isn’t be seen by eyes.
Is the Cherisher and Sustainer of the w
orlds.
Is The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful.
Is The Master of the Day of Judgment.
We stand and say:
Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way, the way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose portion is not wrath, and who go not astray.
Then we genuflect & bow before Him.
After praying, probably we hear the lecture of liturgist (clergy).
Or probably we talk to one another and understand the problem of each other and try to resolve it, if we can.
We believe that praying is not only in Mosque, but also in home or any other place.
We can worship and do praying every where, because Allah is every where and He knows every thing.

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A Real Story: How I became a ?

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

Name: Sara Nevarez

From: Los Angeles, California

Salam Aleikom (Hi)

My name is Sara Nevarez and I am Muslim (alhamdullilah). I was born in to a strong catholic family who came from Mexico to America, my family was very traditional, my grandmothers would take me to church on Sundays and they showed me how to pray, my mother would teach me to show respect for the prophet Issa (as), and father would read the bible

As I grew older I had many questions, I asked my father the prophet Issa (as), needed to sleep, eat, and drink, if he was the son of Allah (swt), and my father had no answer for me. I asked my grandmothers why Catholics prayed to saints if they were not perfect in their lives and both of them had no answer. When I grew older I stopped going to church because I felt nothing in my heart for the catholic beliefs, my family was sad for me

In 1998 I decided to go back to church, all the questions I had were still there and so I asked the priest because I was sure he would know everything. I told him I had doubts about prophet issa (as) being the son of Allah (swt) and he said to me “you have to accept this and not ask questions”…, on that day my heart felt empty and heavy. I knew my life was lost without religion, but it was better to be lost than to not be 100% convinced of your faith. And I wan not convinced at all.

In 2000 I saw the story of Yusuf Islam on American television, he told of all the riches he had when he was a famous singer yet he still felt loneliness and not fulfilled… after an accident someone gave him the noble Koran and he went on to describe the immediate feeling of relief upon reading the first pages. He said this life was meaningless without Islam. He also said he would never go back… I remember thinking to myself that man had everything but felt like he had nothing without spiritual guidance OH,OH

I wanted to know more about this religion called Islam I bought books many books, I bought the movie (the message) and I went to internet to learn everything I could. I knew Islam was for me the noble and holy Koran made perfect sense it is completely logical… the Koran showed me how to live to accept to respect, strive towards Allah (swt), I studied for two years. I wanted to be sure of the differences between Shia and Sunnah, for me I accept both but I wanted to know how both were in their Islam, I went to Sunnah Masjid “Mosque” no one wanted to discuss this subject, in my mind I had to find out

One day I met a woman from south Lebanon, she went to my office and I could not keep my eyes from her, we became friends…, she took me to Shia Masjid (Mosque) and I read two books, TEARS & TRIBUTES and THE IZ INFALLIBLES. My eyes were filled with hot tears and my heart was happy and sad, I knew immediately I was ready for my life to change I wanted Allah (swt) to love me

On may 05- 2002,at 4:44 in the afternoon I declared Al_shahadah (Ashhado an la ilaha ella Allah, Mohamed Rasul Allah) and submitted to Allah (swt) I became muhajabeh (I wore the Veil) that day, I prayed in the direction of the kaabbah (Kiblah) for the first time on that day and I cried on that day I was crying because of sadness, why I didn’t find this religion of Islam sooner ?, I was lost for a long time “subhanallah I found Islam like Yusuf Islam ” and I too would never go back never…, my son Hassan was 12 years old in 2002 and he too became Muslim. My family was happy that I had religion and they accepted Islam in the family.

In 2006 performed hajj and I feel stronger than ever. my life and the life of my son have changed forever, Islam showed me that without submission to the one god life is a meaningless day to day existence Allah(swt),in all of his mercy, has put forth the Koran through his Rasul Mohamed (sas) so that we humanity, may inshallah be guided, I hope in all sincerity that this humble story of a woman’s conversion to Shia Islam will inspire all those who read it, may Allah(swt) blessings be bestowed upon all of my brother and sisters

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While praying, a man/woman puts all his burdens upon Allah only

When Allah created a man (Adam and Eve), He also created Satan, Jinns and Angels, in order to maintain the balance in the world! Allah knew very well that a man, whom he has created, would go astray following Satan’s advice and ruin his life! So, Allah wanted a man should lead his life peacefully, in the world, not going astray listening to Satan’s advice! Allah wanted to follow closely a man to lead a righteous path by remembering Him! And, He in turn, to guard him in all possible ways, day and night, being so close to him!

It is for the man’s benefit, Allah says in the Qur’an, to pray to Him or Worship Him! As long as a man remembers Him, day in and day out, he is away from Satan! Satan will not come near a man while a man is doing prayer! These days, a man wishes to follow the Western culture blindly! Though the Western culture has good points, but it has also brought bad elements!

“Islam” means submission of oneself entirely to the will of Almighty “Allah” and accept the teachings of His book, the Qur’an and follow the traditions of His Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)! The Almighty “Allah” is the Creator, Sustainer and Guardian of all living and non- living (i.e each and every thing on this Universe)! The truth is that when Allah asks a man to serve Him and only Him: it is for the good of man himself! Allah does not want a man to become a slave of Satan or the slave of his passion or desires or other human beings! Since Allah has created a man, He does not want a man to fall a prey of evil forces on earth! It has become a duty of Allah Himself to see that His created man must flourish on earth, un-hindered!

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A man is full of sin and likely to go astray because of temptations! Allah being the protector and a friend of man, He leads him out of darkness into light! While meditating, a man puts all his burdens upon Allah only (i.e all his worries and tensions of life) and becomes light hearted and tension free! A man’s worries and heartaches are taken care of by Allah Himself at the end.

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