Saturday, December 31, 2011

Muraqaba in islam

As salamu allaiqum

Muraqaba is a sufi term and a type of divine meditation. Through muraqba a person turns his heart towards Allah ta’ala by meditating and profound focus.
The concept of muraqaba had originated from the practice of our Beloved Prophet (s.a.w) who used to visit the Cave of Hira at night to seek solace by meditating. During night Rasulallah (s.a.w) was highly devoted to meditation and used to spend one or two thirds of each night in prayer and meditation. It was on one such night that Hazrat Jibrail (A.S) appeared before Rasulallah (s.a.w) and conveyed to him the message of Prophethood. So, we find that muraqaba or meditation is a Sunnah of our Dear Prophet (s.a.w).

. “And Allah is [fully] acquainted with what you do.” [Qur’an 2:234] And that He is indeed also aware of the state of our hearts: “Allah knows well the secrets of your hearts.” [Qur’an 5:7]
So when a person practices muraqba he concentrates his heart solely upon the Creator. He is ably to feel the divine Presence intensely through muraqba. Hence, muraqba is unique way to achieve communion with Allah and to aquire his goodwill.
In one hadith, Rasulallah (s.a.w) says: Tafakarru sa`atin khayrun min `ibadati sabaeen sannah." This implies that, "One hour of meditation (muraqaba) is better than 70 years of worship."
It is mentioned that Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique used to invite his companions to his house where they would do zikr in a group.
Since muraqba is a Sunnah so we can safely conclude that every saint performed muraqaba, although not every saint promoted it as some preferred to keep it private.
Remember me in your prayer
Amel soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

9 comments:

Waqar Mahmood said...

Nice explanation of sunnah we mostly forgot

Waqar Mahmood said...

Nice explanation

Anonymous said...

AOA,
Mohtram amel sahib mujh ko muraqaba ki ijazat den aur aus ka tareeqa bhi
bata den, main chahta hun ke main muraqaba se dunya ki cheezain
ghar bathe muraqabe mein dakh sakon , Thanks

HAIDER SHAH said...

Dear, nice to see it, But here some details are needful for best response by MURAQBA. If permitted, may we add some matter ?

Anonymous said...

Aslamoalaikum
Hazrat mujhe aap se pochna tha ke muraqabe ke pehli level per yani ganood mein pohanchne mein kitna waqt lage ga.
Please meharbani karye.Bohaut shukriya

mehwish said...

Assalamoalaikum,
I m mehwish I m 25 year old and I want to know that how to do muraqaba, kindly tell me the method of muraqaba that help me to know that what is going to be happen in present.
Waiting for your response.....
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Is muraqaba same as Clairvoyance i.e seeing things happening far away by just sitting in your own place?? Plz tell me! :-)

Somia said...

Assalam o alaikum,
Main jannna chahti hon muaqaba k bary main. Kia tamam silsilay ka muraqaba ka tarika alag alag hai?yani qadria,nakshbandi,ghousia,etc.
Kia aurat muraqaba kr skti hai?
Mujhy shams ul Arfeen book m muraqaba ka tareeka sahi lga hai kia m bagher kisi murshid k muraqaba kr skti hon?
Shukria,

Unknown said...

aoa.plz give some links of reference books on muraqaba .I am doing research on muraqaba in ms level.plz guide me

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