Researcher of Political Science & Classical Islam. Initiated by the Khwajagan i-Naqshband.
“The Salah is the highest form of meditation, by following the Imam because its best form is behind an Imam (congregational prayers), on the letters Alif, Haa, Meem, Daal, to become one with these huruf (letters) and become non-existent in Ahmad (S). Once you place your head in Sajda, you form the Meem, the two Sajdahs represent the two Meems in Muhammad. Once you reach non-existence in Ahmad (Alif Haa Meem Daal) (S) through your Salah, you are only one letter, Meem, away from Ahad (Alif Haa Daal). Our entire religion is summarized through through these three concepts, Leadership (Imamah), Prophethood (Risalat), and Monotheism (Tawhid). That is why the hadith says, “one who dies without recognition of the Imam of his time, dies a death of ignorance“. The Imam leads you to Ahmad (S), and Ahmad (S) leads you to Ahad. This is an unwritten secret of the Night of Isra.”
The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “Surely, Allah, The Exalted, said, “Whoever shows enmity to an ally of Mine, I have waged war upon him. My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more beloved to Me than what I have obligated upon him. My servant continues to draw near to Me with the voluntary acts until I love him. Once I love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, his sight with which he sees, his hand with which he grasps, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask of Me, I would surely grant it to him. If he were to seek refuge with Me, I would surely protect him.”[Bukhari]