Thursday, April 5, 2012
Dont pray with khushoo (solemnity) ? No barakah in your time? Don't feel any roohaniyah?
السلام عليكم و رحمة الله و بركاته
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Whatever a person eats affects his not just his body's system but also his internal self; his soul and heart.
In today's time we have adapted to eating in restaurants so much, we dont think twice, but what we dont realize is how much this food which we eat for pleasure affects us, and how much we lose because of this 10 minute pleasure. many of our shuyookh today avoid eating outside, and why is that? Because, about 99% of the people who cook the food dont do zikr while cooking, and forget zikr, most of them don't even pray! So how can we complain about not being able to pray properly, too much "wasawis" (satanic thoughts; or any world related thought), can't concentrate, dont know why I cant pray with khushoo3 (submissiveness), when 3/4 of the food that is going into our body is empty from the zikr of ALLAH t3ala or made by a person who doesnt even pray?? Will that food ever have any barakah? This is why we complain about not having enough time, and our hearts are so hard...
Our ustad (daamat barakatuhum) told us abut this shaikh who never ate the food made by a person who didnt pray, so one time while he was visiting my ustads city, My ustad asked his wife to make some rotis for the shaikh, and while his wife was making the rotis, another lady joined her, and this lady did not pray, so every roti this lady made, his wife made a (tiny invisible) mark on them so that they can be recognized. Once the rotis were done, My ustaad served these rotis (and he mixed the marked ones with the ones his wife made properly) to the shaikh, after the shaikh sat down to eat, he started seperating the pile in two, and pointed at one pile and said: "I will only eat these rotis, nothing from the other pile", Later when my ustaad looked at the pile that as left, he realized that all of them had the mark on them. This shaikh has reached such a status that now he can tell which food is made by someone who prays, and which food is not just by looking at it, because of he noor and roohaniyah. سبحان الله تعالى !
may ALLAH t3ala help us in reaching such a status (بالعافيه)! Aameen.
Want to feel this roohaniyah, and pray with khushoo3?
This is how:
Avoid eating any food made outside.
Cook your on food at home by following this way:
Make ablution (wudhu), pray 2 rakah, and make dua, then knead the dough while doing zikr, and dont talk to anyone (unless necessary or dont talk about anything world related), then roll the dough and cook it while doing zikr too.
Also prepare the food the same way
Just try it out, inshaALLAH t3ala you will definitely see benefits.
I myself have tried this, and did see a very big benefit, maybe if some of you try this out, and share your experience with me, I'll share too, inshaALLAH t3ala.