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Muraqabah

– Decorum and Etiquette: – Philosopher Al-Ghāzālī emphasized constant God-consciousness. – Etiquette includes humility, modesty, and speaking good or staying silent. – Resolving to excel […]

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– Decorum and Etiquette:
– Philosopher Al-Ghāzālī emphasized constant God-consciousness.
– Etiquette includes humility, modesty, and speaking good or staying silent.
– Resolving to excel in every action and rushing to do good deeds.
– Being content with daily challenges and reflecting on one’s internal state.
– Standing up for the truth.

– Physical Benefits:
– Murāqabah offers similar benefits to standard meditation.
– Metaphysically, it aims to please God and maintain mindfulness.
– Consistency over time is crucial for experiencing benefits.

– References:
– Book by Ashraf ʻAlī Thānvī on Sufi study of ḥadith.
– Hadith 3 from Sahih Al Bukhari.
– Hans Wehr’s “A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic”.
– Works by Ḥasan al-Muṣṭafawī and Muḥammad ʿibn Mukaram, among others.

– See Also:
– Nafs.
– Tazkiah.

– Further Reading:
– Book by Muhammad Akhtar on Reformation of Character.
– Ghazzālī’s “The beginning of guidance: the Imam and proof of Islam”.
– Noah Ha Mim Keller’s “Sea without shore: a manual of the Sufi path”.

Muraqabah (Wikipedia)

Murāqabah (Arabic: مراقبة, lit.: "to observe") is an Islamic methodology, whose aim is to enter into a transcendental union with God. It is a tradition commonly found in ṭarīqas (Sufi orders). According to tradition, it is said to have been the practice of Muhammad during his stay in the Cave of Hira before he met Jibreel.

The outside of a zāwiyah, a place where Sufis would conduct their murāqabah sessions which was usually in a private section of a masjid
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