Interpreting the Meaning of Islamic Ritual

The spiritual significance of ritual prayer according to
al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi and Ahmad Ibn ‘Ajiba

by Ruggero Vimercati Sanseverino

The excellence of prayer consists in the fact that it constitutes the context in which man may communicate with the divine, or rather in which God addresses Himself directly to His servant. Purity as well as the divine light and secrets are in fact consequences of the conversation motive, for they denote the impact the munajah produces on the inner being of the one praying.

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