THE PURPOSE OF PRAYER. Prayer is intended to purify the heart and bring about spiritual and moral growth. The aims are to bring people close to GOD, to bring a sense of peace and tranquillity, to develop gratitude and humility.
If a person wants to use a PRAYER MAT then there is nothing wrong with that. PRAYER MATS are not compulsory- they aid cleanliness, comfort and orderly spacing. If used, they are treated with respect and folded up after the prayer and not walked on like normal carpets, .
I am presently reading an excellent TEACH YOURSELF Book, ISLAM AN INTRODUCTION by RUQAIYYAH WARIS MAQSOOD.
www.teachyourself.com All that I have written above is nearly a direct quote from this book.
If you can afford it then why not buy it. If RASOB is now becoming established I, personally, out of gratitude for being a member would like to subsidize the cost of this excellent book to RASOB members if the Author and my Financial Controllers give their approval. I would like to help RASOB, TIMJAS and GOA financially anyway I can, freely and unconditionally.
Sun, Sept-27-2020, 10.00pm, HS.
ALLAH AKBAR, GOD and only GOD IS GREAT.