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  • Hikmah Behind Each Ritual Of Worship

    Posted by Mohammad Ali Soomro on November 28, 2023 at 11:29 pm

    Hello, assalamualaikum,

    my question is that what are the hikmah and wisdom of Allah behind regarding each ritual of ibadah. and which is stated in Quran by itself. not like when some people say that hikmah of for example zakat is to create a social financial stability or the hikmah of roza is to have a healthy body etc. I mean the real hikmah as is stated by Allah himself.

    Dr. Irfan Shahzad replied 2 months, 4 weeks ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Hikmah Behind Each Ritual Of Worship

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar November 30, 2023 at 12:41 am

    The hikmah of wisdom of ritual is not told for every ritual, we are told only the purpose of them and sometimes their illah is told and some times we infer. As far as Hikmah is concerned they can be many and diverse. but Deen does not make it its subject to discuss them.

  • Hassan Izhar

    Member November 30, 2023 at 4:44 am

    Overall purpose of all rituals is Tazkiya (cleansing) of either body, soul or both. Specific wisdom for each ritual is explained by God in Quran at different places:

    Salat:

    * It’s purpose is the remembrance of God (20:14);

    * To seek support of God (2:153);

    * It increases wisdom and understanding (11:87);

    * If done correctly, it prohibits evil & vice (29:45);

    Fasting:

    * Obligatory Fasts: To increase God-consciousness (2:182);

    * Expiation Fasts: Other than the ‘annual’ fasting in Ramadhan, there are different fasts mentioned in the Qur’an as an expiation for certain sins. (5:89, 2:196, 58:2-4, 4:92).

    Charity:

    * Repentance and purification (9:103-104).

    Pilgrimage:

    * For attendees to witness benefits for themselves (22:28-29). What are the benefits? Hajj gathering opens the door to opportunities of trade, information exchange, cultural exchange, networking, etc. This idea of the meeting and mixing of people/races can be clearly seen in verse 49:13;

    * The second objective of Pilgrimage comes from the word “Hajj/Pilgrimage” itself which means: “to debate,” thus, during the days of Pilgrimage, the people are able to share and discuss with each other their understanding of the system of God, of the laws, government, and the teachings that He has decreed to us through the prophets (both physical and spiritual);

    * The third objective of Pilgrimage comes from the animal sacrifice, which involves feeding the poor, and feasting on God’s bounty (22:28-29).


    Reference : The Natural Republic (https://www.free-minds.org/sites/default/files/TNR.pdf)

  • Dr. Irfan Shahzad

    Scholar December 2, 2023 at 11:48 pm

    There are three things Illah or cause, purpose and hikman. For example Illah of prayer is to establish symbolic expression of our relationship with God, this is inference, its purpose is to remember Him which is described in the Quran and its hikmah can be many like it prevents from evil and indecency that which also mentioned in the Quran.

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