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The meaning of worship

Written by Dislam.org. Posted in The Way to Contentment

Second point: We are God’s servants. Aware of our defects, weakness, and poverty in the Divine presence, we prostrate in love and awe before His Lordship’s perfection, His Divine Might on which every creature relies, and His Divine Compassion. Just as His Lordship’s sovereignty demands devotion and obedience, His Holiness requires us to see our defects and seek His pardon, to proclaim that He has no defect, that the false judgments of the ignorant are meaningless, and that He is beyond all failings of His creatures.

His Might’s Perfection requires that, realizing our weakness and the helplessness of all creatures, we proclaim: “God is the Greatest” in admiration and amazement before the majesty of the Eternally Besought One’s works. Bowing humbly, we are to seek refuge in Him and place our trust in Him. His Compassion’s boundless treasury demands that we declare our need and those of all creatures by praying and asking for His help, and that we proclaim His blessings through praise and gratitude by uttering al-hamdu lillah. In short, the prayer’s words and actions comprise all these meanings, and so were ordered and arranged by God.