4 Universals

June 10, 2007

Four States of the Human Being:

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Al-Adhan!

June 2, 2007

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AL-ADHAAN
THE MUSLIM CALL TO WORSHIP
AND
THE CALL OF THE ESSENCE TO PRAYER AND PROSPERITY

Five times daily from within or atop every mosque in the world, this call has been heard for over 1400 years. It is singularly the most mysterious and alluring call in the human experience. Everyone wants to know what it means.

But first, a little prelude.

What is Surrender?

Surrender means letting go of force and pretenses and allowing the natural way (the Tao) of spiritual realization to prevail.

Surrender means recognizing that the Whole is greater than all of us and realizing the futility and counterproductiveness of struggle.

Surrender means giving up completely and letting God’s Will be done.

Surrender means the release of illusion and letting Reality do the teaching.

Surrender is the key to our success.

Surrender is essentially what everyone who knows is doing. It is the answer to the questions, and the solution to the mysteries of those who are still wandering in the wastelands.

“Surrender!” (as in a command, to be obeyed) is the meaning of the word “Islam”. It is a Divine command. Fortunate are they who “hear” it (in their knowing) and “obey” it (in their doing).

There is a direct relationship between Awareness (true knowledge of the Divine) and Surrender. The more one Surrenders, the more one knows, and the more one knows, the more one Surrenders. Such is the relationship between the lover and the beloved. It is only from the standpoint of this total Surrender to Divine Will that the inspirational, necessary and brilliant nature of the personal and social practices of the Islamic revelation will appear clearly.

So what is the call to prayer? We are in the year 1428 AH (which means “ano hegira” or “year of the migration”), Most people don’t know that there is a Lunar calendar and a Solar calendar. I’d like to explain a bit more about it at a later time. But for the purpose of this writing it means that the annual rite of Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, has been performed over 1400 times in the last as many years, and that for over the last 1400 years, all the people who have heard and believed in the final revelation of God to the Prophet Muhammad have taken it upon themselves to build Mosques as houses of worship all over the world, and establish in them the five-times daily worship-form that was revealed as a pillar of faith, guidance, belief and progress on the pathway of life to God.

At the appointed times daily in each of these millions of mosques now established all over the world, someone of the believers will climb to the highest point available and call in a beautiful voice to announce to the world that it is now the time for prayer. The call also proclaims that all are urged with welcome to come into this mosque (my heart) to share in the peace and the beauty of this moment of sacred worship. The way of the life of worship is so different from the way of the life of taxation. In spite of all the apparent political and social troubles, life in the Muslim countries has a sense of true freedom and development of spiritual potential that is not always to be found in the “Western” world.

In honor of the “Great Faith” of Islam (our personal and unified surrender to the Oneness of God), I would like to present to you the true meaning of this call that is being heard somewhere (if you care to listen) all over the world, at every moment in time. I venture to say, just as the English said in the height of their glory that “the sun never sets on the British Empire”, that there is never a moment when the Adhan (the Call of the Essence to Prayer and Prosperity) is not being heard.

Talk about a shift. Just the sheer volume of people who are listening daily for the call of the muazzin (the caller) is a huge impetus for consciousness shift. This healing, humbling and purifying form of Divine worship is established in every corner of the globe. Don’t be bashful. Join in freely. Learn about the revelation and how it has impacted the lives of over a billion and a half living breathing human beings today. These are not gullible people and nobody expects you to be, either, so investigate for your benefit. Why miss out on the most significant experience that life has to offer?

Five times daily from within or atop every mosque in the world, this call has been heard for over 1400 years. It is singularly the most mysterious and alluring call in the human experience. Everyone wants to know what it means.

ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR,
ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR

ASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH
ASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH

ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH
ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH

HAYYA `ALA-S-SALAH, HAYYA `ALA-S-SALAH

HAYYA `ALA-L-FALAH, HAYYA `ALA-L-FALAH

ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR

LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH

ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR,
ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR
“God is greater” “God is greater”
“God is greater” “God is greater”
(than anything that may distract you from this)

ASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH
ASH-HADU AN LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH
“I bear witness that there is no other God but One.”
“I bear witness that there is no other God but One.”

ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH
ASH-HADU ANNA MUHAMMADAN RASULULLAH
“I bear witness that Muhammad is the True Messenger of the One.”
“I bear witness that Muhammad is the True Messenger of the One”
(Messenger of the true Unity)

HAYYA `ALA-S-SALAH, HAYYA `ALA-S-SALAH
“Hasten (Come Alive) to this Worship”
“Hasten (Come Alive) to this Worship”

HAYYA `ALA-L-FALAH, HAYYA `ALA-L-FALAH
“Hasten (Come Alive) to your True Success”
“Hasten (Come Alive) to your True Success”

ALLAHU AKBAR, ALLAHU AKBAR
“God is Greater”, “God is Greater”

LA ILAHA ILLA ‘LLAH
“There is nothing else (worthy of your attention)
(at this or any moment) except The One (Allah)”.

~Surrenderworks.com, Ali Ansari.