‘IBÂDAH - عبادة
The hikmah and the purpose for the creation of humankind. Carrying out Allah's commands and abstaining from His prohibitions. Being an ‘abd of Allah, in a manner that the Sharî’ah ordered. ‘Ibâdah is acceptable if it is performed due to it being ordered and in the way ordered by Allah. Or else the deeds and services based on human ideas and inclinations can not be qualified within the sphere of religion. (Please refer to the compilation of ‘Ibâdah.)
You should know that it is ‘ibâdah that instils the aqâid [in the mu’mins] making them a very part of their character. For if matters of the conscience and reason are not nurtured and strengthened by ‘ibâdah, which consists of carrying out Allah's commands and abstaining from His prohibitions, they remain ineffectual and weak. The present state of the Islamic world testifies to this…
Signs of Miraculousness ( 160 )
The meaning of ‘ibâdah is this: At the Ilahî Court, the ‘abd performs sajda with amazement and love before the perfection of Rubûbiyah, the qoudrah of As-Samad and rahmah of Allah through seeing his own faults, impotence and poverty. That means, just as the sovereignty of Rubûbiyyah demands ‘ubûdiyyah and obedience, so too, the sacredness and purity of Rubûbiyyah demand that through seeing his own faults, with istighfâr, tasbîh and “Subhânallah”, the ‘abd may declare that his Rabb is pure and free of all deficiencies, and free of and exalted from the false (bâtil) ideas of the people of dhalâlah, and hallowed and exempt from all the faults of the universe. Also, the perfect Qoudrah of Rubûbiyyah demands that through seeing his own weakness and the impotence of the creatures, within admiration and amazement before the ineffable greatness of the works of As-Samad’s Qoudrah, by saying “Allahu Akbar”, and bowing into rukû’ with submission, the ‘abd may seek refuge and tawakkul on Him. Also, the infinite treasury of Rubûbiyyah’s rahmah demands that the ‘abd may display his own need and the poverty and needs of all creatures through the language of entreaty and du'â, and proclaim the favours and ni’mahs of his Rabb through shukr and praise and through “Alhamdulillah”.
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