Monday, 16 April 2012

Contemplation of Scripture

Whichever way you turn, there is the face of God.
 
Quran Kareem 2:109
 
The practice of dwelling upon the implications of certain passages of the Holy Scripture. These passages concern the essence and attributes of God such as the "nowness" and "hereness" of God.
 
In the practice of muraqabah, you take this verse and begin to think it over. Sit quietly and apply your thoughts to this verse. Begin mulling over this verse during your day. Think about it wherever you go, wherever you turn your face. Think about it when you are talking to others. Wherever you look, whoever you talk to, there is the face of God.

He is the First. He is the Last, the Manifest and the Hidden, and Who knows all things!
 
Quran Kareem 57:3
 
Contemplative reading is engaging God’s word in a way and at a time in which you have the space to allow his words to soak in. It is reading with intentionality, being and staying present to the reading of it and allow those words to speak to where you are.

I will be first to admit that there are times when theres no way out and you just need a single spectrum of light which turns you to an entirely new direction, which leads the path of life with much more confidence and wisdom..because God is greater than my mind and my heart, and what is really happening is not measurable in terms of human success and failure.

Add contemplative reading to your daily practice and I promise you will hear God’s word for your life. It is amazing how deeply His word resonates with me on a daily basis. I pray that you will find this in your life as well.

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