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786. . . the non dual salat(prayer) of Ihsan !

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Barkay Serigne Saliou 7x
La ee la ha ill Allah…

“The TAHLIL is the highest prayer of worship and oneness.”

The notion of duality results from the illusion of an external God. Here lies my question. What is the difference in how the following two men perform salat.
1) He’s devout, pious and believes God is somewhere “out there” in the heavens. Makes salat faithfully.
2) He’s also devout, pious, but he’s an extreme monotheist. He takes La ee la ha ill Allah literally. Makes salat faithfully.
What is the the mental/spiritual/emotional difference in how they approach and experience salat? Same motions, same words…can you describe the difference within their mindset as they approach prayer? Peace-Cheikh Mortada Yasin

786…. Barkay Serigne Saliou 7x

┬áThe 1st salat is the salat of duality and approach to the Divine presence. The 2nd salat is the salat of Oneness and ascension. The 1st salat is the salat of one who has Islam, the second salat is the salat of one Hu has reached the exalted station of Ihsan. The 1st worshiper see’s himself as other than Allah, and begins his prayer with the idea of separateness and remoteness from Allah. The 2nd worshiper, having an understanding of the inner esoteric meaning of La ee la ha ill Allah(God is the Only Reality) does not perceive of duality or any other being having existence with Allah. From this lofty view point the worshiper does not see his self as separate from Allah and starts his prayer from the view point of Oneness with God.

786...the 3 deaths on the sufi path

Our beloved nabi Muhammad alay he salam has said “the salat is the miraj(night journey of ascension) of the true believer.” In the salat all of the 70,000 veils of light between Allah and man are dropped and the worshiper stands face to face with his Lord. When the worshiper has reached the station of as-shaheed (the witness) the face they behold will be none other than their own face. the Murid sufi way is from Allah, to Allah, with Allah, in Allah. Our beloved Bawa Muhayadeen has said “only Allah can pray to Allah.”

Thanks for asking this deep question. lets converse via email during this holy month of Ramadan and insha Allah we can bring some clarity to your questions about traveling this beautiful path of Oneness….

— love and light- sufi

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