On Reaching The Divine Presence.

Abu Fauzi

Junior Member
As-Salaam alaikum,
In the Hadith, we have it where the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, said that "Prayer [Sallah] is the ascension of the believer...as-salatu mi'rajul-mu'min". This clearly indicates levels of Real Prayer, in which the worshipper ascends to the Divine Presence and there is manifest in him awe and reverence, obedience and humility, such that his heart reaches a state of contemplation through his prayer.

This will lead the believer to a vision of the Divine Secrets. That was the description of the Prophet's prayer. In the life-history of the Prophet, Sallallahu alaihi Wasallam, it is said that when the Prophet would reach that state, even the people outside the city could hear coming from his chest a sound which resembled the humming of bees.

Someone asked Sheikh Baha'uddin Shah Naqshbandi, how can one reach the Divine Presence in his sallah...in his prayer? The Sheikh replied: "By eating from the hard-earned sweat of your brow and by remembering Allah Almighty and Exalted inside your prayer and outside your prayer, in every ablution and in every moment of your life."