The Form Of Prayer
Our motions during prayer are actually quite important…
When one is praying, the arms should be raised on both sides, high enough for the armpits to be visible, and the hands should be extended out, level with the face. It helps to direct the rays coming out of the fingertips, which should be approximately thirty centimeters away from the face, so they join with the rays that are emitted from the forehead. The Rasul of Allah (saw) says: “If one lifts his hands high enough for his armpits to be visible and prays, without rushing, his prayer will definitely be accepted…” Upon which he was asked, “How can one be in a rush, O Rasulullah?” And he answered, “By saying, ‘I made a prayer, but my prayer was not accepted (and thus giving up).’ This is incorrect; one should persist until it is accepted.”
The joining of the waves from the fingertips with the directed waves that are emitted from the brain has a laser-like effect and plays a very important role in the actualization of prayer.
As can be seen, the primary force that enables the acceptance of prayer is not one that is external, but is activated completely from the Names of Allah present within the person. In short, prayer is the act of actualizing one’s wants through the divine powers present within. There is, of course, a scientific explanation to this act. Essentially, prayer is ‘guided brain waves.’ Just as the dimension of knowledge transforms into energy and the quantum field to form the universe, the wants and desires of consciousness emanate from the dimension of knowledge to reveal themselves as the wants and desires of man and become actualized through the densification of guided brain waves. Due to this, the stronger the concentration level, the faster the response will be to the prayer. This is why there is a saying, “The prayer of the oppressed will not be left unheard; never will the accursed attain true success!” For a curse is made with such intense concentration that the negative brain waves that are guided directly to that person are literally inescapable. They say, “If the curse doesn’t affect the grandfather, it will eventually affect the grandson.” This is because the curse the grandparent receives modifies his genetic code such that, even if its effect doesn’t reveal itself on him, eventually it is passed onto his children and grandchildren; hence, another proverb, “The fathers eat the sour grapes, but the children’s teeth are set on edge.”
Back to the motions of prayer… As I said previously, the arms have to be raised and open, and the hands in front. This is how the Rasul of Allah (saw) prayed. When a group of bandits in the desert fled after killing a group of people who attended to their needs and healed their wounds, the Rasul of Allah (saw) stood in prayer with his apostles and prayed in this exact manner, shortly after which the bandits were captured.
Praying as such; in a standing position with your arms raised high and your hands open with the palms facing your face so the rays can be freely emitted from your fingertips, is highly effective, as is praying while in a position of prostration. In particular, prayers that are made in prostration after midnight, when the sun is completely behind you and its radiation effect is minimal, are immensely effective. If you pray during the final prostration of the Prayer of Need (hajat) or any other salat, its effectiveness will be even more powerful.
If you perform salat during the night and in the final prostration make a prayer by first confessing and admitting your mistakes and asking for forgiveness, and repeat this for a few days, depending on what is requested and divine will, there will definitely be a response effecting the realization of the prayer. The fact the same prayer is allowed to be made persistently is in itself a sign that it will be responded to, for Allah would not allow a prayer to made persistently if it is not to be accepted. So, in other words, if you are not persistent in your prayer, its chance of being accepted and actualized is low.
But, why is a prayer made during prostration, especially after confessing your mistakes, so powerful?
When you prostrate, there is a strong flow of blood to the brain and hence the brain is abundantly nourished with oxygen and other sources of energy. This allows the brain to emit powerful waves. When you confess and admit your mistakes, an intense concentration and focus takes place, which strengthens the waves of the thing that is prayed for even more.
Another important factor, which strengthens and enables the actualization of the prayer, is that the person should be completely free of suspicion and groundless fear. Prostration is a state in which the illusory self, the ego, is completely lifted. Thus, the Rasul of Allah (saw) advises us to “pray with the certainty that your prayer will most definitely be accepted, without doubt or suspicion.”
The biggest obstruction to the realization of prayer is doubt and suspicion. The extent to which this is minimized in a person determines the speed and the certainty of the prayer’s fulfillment.
The reason why the prayers of those who have attained certainty (yakeen) of Allah are immediately accepted is due to their minimized suspicion. Additionally, the enlightened engage heavily in spiritual practices, which activate certain divine forces within them, also contributing to the effectiveness of their prayers.
One other important point to consider is that the jinn, who are known by satanic attributes, infuse misleading suggestions in regards to prayer in man, preventing him from using this most powerful weapon. Just as you feel an urge to pray, the jinn who are called devils due to their satanic behavior, whisper something along the line of, “What’s the point of praying, I’ll live whatever I’m destined to live anyway” or “Whether I pray or not, what will be will be, so why should I pray?”. Hence, you stop praying and become deprived of this most powerful weapon. The implications of this deprivation, you cannot fathom. This is why the Rasul of Allah (saw) advises:
“Ask everything from Allah, from the strap of your horse to the grass of your sheep.”
“Ask from the bounty and generosity of Allah, for Allah likes to be asked of.”
“Indeed, Allah loves His servants who pray with persistence.”
“Consider it a prize to pray in the hours in which you feel sensitive, for this is the state of the hour of grace.”
The word sensitive in this last hadith means a state of emotional sensitivity due to being completely consumed by a particular topic. Turning to Allah in such a state means the brain is focused entirely on one specific purpose, and the divine qualities inherent within the brain become activated to manifest this purpose.
The most important factor in the actualization of a prayer is for the person to nullify himself (the ego-based identity) such that the one uttering the prayer is the one stimulating the want in the brain; Allah, the Truth itself…
“When He wills a thing, He only says to it ‘Be’ and it is.”
The other crucial element, as I already mentioned above, is persistence… To pray for something a few of times and then abandon the prayer is a grave mistake. Persistence in prayer, and praying for things that will serve us in our life after death, is very important. For, if we pray for the wrong thing, we may be inadvertently causing harm to ourselves. Just as electricity is infinitely beneficial, it may well be used to cause harm or even to kill.
Prayer is the actualization of the divine powers inherently present in your being. So, the degree to which we can make conscious use of this weapon is the degree to which we may be protected from our enemies, achieve our desires and attain certainty (yakeen) of Allah.
In 1984, I had written in the Mystery of Man that prayer works with brainpower, that the brain has been equipped with divine power, and that using brain waves even weapons can be rendered ineffective.
Let us have a look at how the Russian scientist proffesor Dr Kaznatcheev evaluates the brain in his article published in the Sabah newspaper on 11 June 1991.