​​​​Session 2: Prayer Dimensions

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The 2 Foundational Dimensions of Prayer

They are:

  • Communicating with Allah most High
  • Encountering Allah most High

The 5 verses mentioned in the story of Musa are in chapter 20: 12-18

Principles to derive from these verses:

  • Prayer is an invitation
  • Listen attentively to what Allah most High is about to say
  • Purify your mind, heart and garment before you pray
  • Praise and communicate with your Lord, enjoying the moment
  • Share everything with your Lord

2

Getting ready to Encounter God

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Beginning the Encounter with God Almighty

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Prostrating & Completing the Encounter with God
  • You are the closest you can get to Allah most High in sujood. Therefore, show your awe and respect to Him in this most humbling position
  • Feel blessed and honored when you are in this position of a complete servant
  • Feel the highness of your Lord when you say "سبحان ربي الأعلى" and feel your insignificance
  • Beg your Lord for forgiveness when you come back from sujood
  • Confirm that you were in the unseen world with Allah most High as you say "Salam" and leave it to go back to the lower world

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Communicating with God Almighty with Al Fatiha
  • When you the read the Fatiha, realize that you are talking to Allah most High and He is answering
  • Step away from yourself and listen to the words of Allah most High
  • Listen attentively and focus your heart
  • Feel that these words are from Allah most High and if sent on a mountain, the mountain would crumble

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The Message of Prayer
  • Transform yourself through your prayer
  • Be sincere - will you pray on time when you are alone?
  • Be social and pray together
  • Set priorities around prayer
  • Submit our minds to Allah most High, specially during prayer

Help others be transformed through their prayer

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