Friday (Cuma) Prayer

Friday (Cuma) Prayer
 In this ayat, “Ya eyyuhellezina amenu iza nudiyelissalati min yevmil cum’ati fes’av ila zikrillahi vezerul bey’a” (Cuma 62/9) it means that “O ye who believe when the call is proclaimed to prayer on Cuma (Friday, the day of assembly) hasten earnestly to the Remembrance of Allah, and leave all business.”  (from the translation of Holy Koran  by Mohammed Asad)

Events correlated to the salats timetable: Morning Salat - Noon salat - Afternoon Salat - The Evening Salat - The Night Salat - Salati Vitr (3 rakat Salat after the night salat)

  Events correlated to the salats timetable:
 Morning Salat:
 Adam (as) emerged from heaven, during the nighttime and upon finding the world, although it was dark, it was reaching to dawn, he performed one rakat. When reaching the light of day he performed another rakat. Hz. Adam’s (as) two Salats were accepted at the sacred praying place [Dergah]of the Mighty [Dergahi Izzet]. That is why, in the morning there is an obligatory salat composed of two rakats.

The Characteristics of Two, Three, and Four Rekats salats

The Characteristics of Two, Three, and Four Rekats salats
 
 When two rekats are performed, the first rekat is called “Fena Fillah” or “annihilate the self in Allah” and the second rekat is “Baka Billah” or “subsistence in Allah.”  In order to reach Hakk, we must take these steps, and although it is not a long journey, depending on the person, it can take 15 to 20 years.

When we analyze the movements from the fourth point of view

When we analyze the movements from the fourth point of view, which is when we are standing up, we discover the meaning of the sura in the Koran called Kasas 28-88.
 “And call not, besides Allah, on another god. There is no god but Allah. Everything that exists will perish except His face. To Him belongs to command, and to him will ye (all) be brought back”

Salat is also to be interpreted as follows

Salat is also to be interpreted as follows:  standing up symbolizes plants, vegetable, fruits, etc., bending forward symbolizes animals, prostrating symbolizes minerals, and sitting still symbolizes human beings. By understanding this symbolism we learn that the different kingdoms of this world are embodied in salat (plants, animals, minerals, and human beings).

Movements in a Salat

  Movements in a Salat
There are 40 Kiyam (standing-up), 40 Ruku (bending forward), 80 Secde (prostrations), and 21 Tahiyyat (sitting still) positions in the daily salat. In order to complete the daily obligation of salat, we must do these physical movements that in total are as follows:Kiyam     40Ruku       40Secde      40Tahiyyat  21Total      181

The Sura Fatiha and the Word Hamd

The Sura Fatiha and the Word Hamd 
 We will now revisit the word Hamd.  As was mentioned before, Hamd is repeated 290 times. Hamd or gratitude has four different levels of meaning, in addition to the cumulative appreciation of all creation.  Since every creature serves its own purpose and has its own way of expressing itself, every creature has a unique manner by which it expresses its gratitude, and this is the reason why there are five levels or stages of gratitude or Hamd.   

Repetition of Sacred Phrases

Repetition of Sacred Phrases
  Let us first look at the numerical values of the repetitions.
 At the end of each salat we repeat “Subhanellah,” “Elhamdulillah” and “Allah-u Akbar” 33 times.  The total number of repetitions is 99.
 By the end of the day, we repeat each of these scared phrases a total of 165 (33 x 5) times, and the total number of times we repeat the three sacred phrases is 495 (99 x 5). 

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