Meditation in the religion of Islam

One of the main aspects in the spiritual path of a Muslim is meditation. The Qur’an, the holy scripture of Islam, mentions meditation (contemplation) for 114 chapters. There are two types of meditation practice.

one of them is a deep understanding of the texts of the Qur’an in order to know the wonders of the word of God. the path is considered contemplation, reflection on what the Qur’an emphasizes, which includes everything from the mighty cosmic bodies to the fundamental elements of life. The Qur’an pays special attention to the harmony in the Universe, the diversity of living beings on the planet, the complex structure of the human body. Islam does not say anything about the need to perform contemplation while sitting or lying down. Contemplation for Muslims is a process that goes along with other activities. Scripture emphasizes the importance of meditation many times, but the choice of the process itself is left to the follower. It can occur while listening to music, reading prayers, individually or in a group, in complete silence or while lying in bed.   

The Prophet is well known for his practice of meditation. Witnesses often spoke of his meditation trips to the cave on Mount Hira. In the process of practice, he received the revelation of the Koran for the first time. Thus, meditation helped him open the door of revelation.

Meditation in Islam is characterized. This is necessary for spiritual development, acceptance and benefit from prayer.

Islam also says that meditation is not only a means of spiritual growth, but allows you to achieve worldly benefits, find a path to healing and creative solution of complex problems. Many of the great Islamic scholars practiced meditation (contemplation of the universe and contemplation of Allah) in order to increase their intellectual activity.

More than all other practices for spiritual growth and development, the Prophet recommended Islamic meditative practice. 

– Prophet Muhammad. 

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