Mulla Sadra on the Efficacy of Prayer

Sayeh Meisami

The relation of humility to summoning demands and the fulfilment of requests is similar to the relation between thinking and the summoning of expressions and speech. And all is emanation from above that happens upon the unification of the imagination of the praying soul and the imaginative conceptions of the heavenly souls who play intermediary between the human and the divine.

Everything in the world including the immaterial and material, substantial and accidental are relational in the sense that in their reality they are only manifestations of the One who is Absolute and Independent. Far from being illusions, the manifestations are different grades and intensities of the same reality, i.e. being.

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