söndag 10 mars 2013

Use Your Thoughts to Change Your Life and the World

Thought is a thing that affects other things and yourself. How does good thoughts about God affect you?

Light is what we search for in studies, knowledge, the sun, electricity etc. Light makes us see. We love light. When we think about God and glorify Him, we will naturally draw light unto us. How?

When people pray, angels, that are made from light, nour, surround us. Thus we are surrounded by light.

"The gardens of paradise" are the circles of glorification, ie people, praying. Angels keep searching for teach-ins of glorification and if angels find any, they surround them. So, we could actually say that light (angels) is working hard to find you, you only have to pray. We will also become "the gardens of paradise". How does it feel to be part of paradise?

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri and Abu Huraira (may God be pleased with them) reported that the prophet peace be upon him said, "Whenever a group of people meet to glorify God, angels will encircle them,  mercy will surround them, tranquility will descend upon them and God praises them before those who are with Him." (Narrated by Muslim)

Glorification can be through one's heart and tongue and we should all seek to be the Mufarredun, ie people who glorify God very often. 

Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said that the Prophet peace be upon him said, "If a man wakens his wife during the night and they both perform a two Rak'a prayer or he alone does so, they will be deemed among the male and female people who glorify God very often."

Everybody can read the Qur'ân in their heart, even if they haven't taken a shower before they glorify God in their hearts. Of course it is better to be clean when you think about God and glorify God in your heart, but better is that you don't have to. You can think about glorifying whenever you want to (almost). Anyone who glorifies God should at least try to be in the best state according to their knowledge until they know better. 

Islam is so easy and kind and truly elegant. It even tells us that we are considered having recited the Qur'ân at night if we recite it between morning and noon.

'Omar Ibn al-Khattab was reported to have said, "God's Prophet peace be upon him said, "If one sleeps without reciting his section or part of it but recites it between the Morning Prayer and the Noon Prayer, he will be considered to have recited it during night." (Narrated by Muslim)

And God knows best!