Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuhu,
Before sharing the method, the major benefits of meditation will be discussed, so that this method of meditation can be valued and you make more of an effort to do it on a regular basis.
Meditation techniques carry not just religious benefit but worldly benefits as well, such as a method for healing and getting extraordinary solutions to challenging difficulties. Many Muslims ignore meditation techniques, despite them being one of the primary aspects of a winning Islamic lifestyle.
Whenever we intentionally adopt Islam for ourselves, we achieve this through recognition and realization of the Oneness of God. We contemplate and understand that Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) is worthy of worship and absolutely nothing else is. We know truth in His words, as well as in the guides He sent to us for our benefit. Nothing of this is achievable without contemplation, reflection, concentration, observation, and presence of mind.
The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) was well-known for his meditation practice. People often reported that he would go to the cave in Mount Hera for meditation, contemplation, and prayer. It was during this practice that he first received Qur’an revolution. Thus, meditation opened the door of revelation. But here, obviously we not are not going to do meditation with the intention of opening the door for revolution, as it’s kufr to even think of becoming a Prophet, because it’s a definite fact that the Prophet Mohammed (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is the last and final Prophet, and there will be no Prophet after him. However, we can make the intention of opening the door of our heart for kindness and for the removal of all evil from within it, as well as to open the door of our heart for the love of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
Some of the benefits of meditation according to personal experience are as follows:
- It makes your connection stronger with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
- It will strengthen your brain and your heart.
- It removes the depression regardless of what extent it will be up to.
- It removes O.C.D or any similar illnesses.
- It removes migraine or any other headaches.
- It removes many brain and heart illnesses.
- It brings the light (noor) on your face.
- It will heal all the spiritual problems you’re facing that include some black magic, which are related to your brain and stomach.
- It removes all the extra tiredness you’re facing.
- It builds your self confidence.
- It removes all the negativity from you (negative thoughts, negative intentions, etc).
Now read the method carefully. This is a very basic one, intended for the beginner:
- Find a silent place in your house where you will not be disturbed without a valid reason (including mobile silent too), then perform wudhu as you are going to present yourself in front of your Lord, so with due respect it is best to perform wudhu. However, for women who are not in the state of reading, due to their monthly circle, they do not need to perform the full wudhu.
- The timings of the meditation can be any, but I personally prefer two times according to my experience; firstly after Fajar Salah and then the second last thing before you go to sleep. Also, your sleeping hours have to be at least 8-8.5 hours.
- Sit down on the Salah mat, close your eyes, concentrate on your heart, breathe as long and slow as possible, so that your heart beat stays normal then say “Allah Allah Allah Allah” in a slow speed and the volume of your voice should be as loud as you can hear it, so not too loud and not too low. Remember, the speed of mentioning the name of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) should be slow not fast.
- Do this for 10 minutes to begin with, then as you go along and start getting use to this, increase it to 20 minutes and keep it at 20 minutes.
NOTE: Remember, do not bring any worldly thoughts in your mind while you do this. Rather, just concentrate on your heart by closing your eyes, or if your imagination is good, then think about a beautiful scenery, such as Makkah or Madina, and any creations of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى), apart from Human forms or anything else which has eyes.
For the first few days you might feel a bit lazy, as shaitaan does not want you to connect yourself with Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى). But I promise you, once you have found Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى)’s love in your heart, then you will be the happiest person on the planet.
As Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى) says in the Qur’an: The peace of your heart is in the remembrance of Allah (سُبْحَانَهُ وَ تَعَالَى).
Checked & Approved by Molana Mohamed Aadil Saleh