I want to pray. I want to not only learn how to pray, but also understand in full about prayer. I stand with the women at the Mosque in prayer. I know the prayer (salat) times. The common knowledge things I do understand. I feel it is easy for me to look up "how to" pray on the Internet and memorize the Arabic, and pray. I have not done this, but it does not seem complicated. However, before I begin to pray, I want to fully understand the concept, meaning, and gain that connection with Allah in my prayer. "it's better than sleep." As one Muslim described. Again described in the story where a man needed surgery and refused the alcohol, and the surgeon insisted because of it's pain. The man said to perform the surgery when he is in prayer, and he did not even notice because he was focused in prayer. I want to get to that place. Where my praying is better than sleep.
With that said were do I read, learn, and understand this? Any references?
on Jul. 27, 2012 at 3:54 AM