The Golden Chain

The Fountain of Prayer

Shaykh Muhammad Masum al-Faruqi (may God sanctify his innermost being), the twenty sixth Shaykh in the Naqshbandi Golden Chain, said the following:-

“Very little of the blessing of approaching Allah Almighty is attainable in the world. It is, as if to approach a shadow, the shade, or a vision.

But the Hereafter is the place for being close to the essence. So, in prayer one goes to the Hereafter and enjoys one’s share from the great felicity there. Those who have been thirsty, burning with the fire of separation, can cool and assuage themselves only with the life-giving water from the fountain of prayer.

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When a believer begins to perform prayer, the gates of Paradise open for him. The curtains between God and him will be lifted. The houris of Paradise will meet him. This state will continue until the prayer is finished.”