Dr. Abdul al-Malik Hibawi: Prayer is Core of Islam and Inheritance of Prophethood

  • 2021-May-06
Among the daily Ramadan lectures, The World Muslim Communities Council organized, on Wednesday, May 6, 2021, a lecture entitled "Spirituality of Praying in Islam," in which Dr. Abdel al-Malik Hibawi, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of Tübingen, G

Dr. Hibawi said that prayer is the soul of Islam, and all acts of worship such as fasting, zakat, anf charity depend on the acceptance of prayer. If the prayer is correct, the rest of the work is correct. He added, "Humbling is the core of prayer. It has two types, by body and by heart." He said that the Muslim who rushes to perform the prayer is like a thief, as the Messenger (PBUH) said that the worst of people is those kinds of theft. Dr. Hibawi listed some of the virtues of prayer, as it is one of the five pillars of Islam, with the four are subject to Allah's acceptance of our prayer. He pointed out that the Messenger and his Companions used to perform the prayers in humble, as we know that Abu Bakr al-Siddiq was like a wedge in his prayer without moving. So due to the importance and greatness of the obligatory prayer, the Devil is very keen to spoil it with many tricks. Dr. Abdel al-Malik said that in order to triumph over Satan, we must invoke the greatness of Allah, and feel close to Him, and evoke that this prayer is onr of farewell, as if it is the last prayer. He added that pushing away the incoming concerns and stray thoughts during prayer requires getting rid of everything that is in front of the qiblah, and invoking the greatness and power of Allah. Sheikh Ziane Mehadjri: Our Messenger Used to Strive Hard during Last Ten Days of Ramadan and Qadr Night Among the daily Ramadan Lectures, The World Muslim Communities Council organized, on Wednesday May 5, 2021, a lecture entitled “Virtue of Last Ten Days and Qadr Night”, in which Sheikh Ziane Mehadjri, President of the European Commission for Islamic Centers, spoke via the council’s social media pages. Sheikh Ziane Mehadjri said that Ramadan is a great month, especially its ten nights and, in which the Messenger (PBUH) used to strive hard more than other days, because it include the Qadr Night, which is better than a thousand months. He added, "The Messenger would awaken his family to worship, he used to urge his wives to take advantage of the great opportunities. His concerning for his family is an indication for every Muslim to take care of the family, to direct them to the importance of obedience and worship during these days. He pointed out that the Messenger (PBUH) and his Companions were keen to 'rise up these nights by drawing close to Allah and striving in worship and obedience. He said that we must raise our children in obedience, of the divine gifts, goodness and blessing they contain. invest in the last ten days of Ramadan, as it contain divine gifts, goodness and blessing. It is noteworthy that the World Muslim Communities Council is an international non-governmental organization, headquartered in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi. It is considered a think tank to rationalize organizations and societies working in Muslim societies, renew their thinking and improve their performance in order to achieve one goal; The integration of Muslim societies in their countries, in a way that their members realize the perfection of citizenship and complete affiliation with the Islamic religion. The council seeks, through holding dozens of virtual conferences, seminars and activities, to localize the concepts of religious, ethnic and cultural pluralism, in a manner that preserves human dignity and respect for his beliefs, and establishes the values ​​of moderation, dialogue, tolerance and belonging to the homelands.



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