2- Supplication and Worship
2- Supplication and Worship
Among our responsibility is to worship and supplicate to Almighty Allah in other to create and increase our certainty. The honorable commander of the faithful (peace be upon him) in one of his sermons known as the sermon of “Ma’rufah” said:
O’ the servants of Allah seek for certainty from Almighty Allah.
Base on this, the holy Imam (peace be upon him) has enlightened us about one of the way of creating and increasing our certainty which is requesting it from Almighty Allah and the statements of the holy household of the Prophet (peace be upon them) has showed us how and the method of obtaining certainty.
From this respect in every moment every one is in danger of falling or destruction and he is likely to relinquish his faith and also to be weak and feeble in faith and doctrine. That is why they have advised us to supplicate in other to obtain sincere certainty. Due to the effect of supplication and worship, good and pious servants of God have obtained sincere certainty.
The person who has relinquished doubt and temptation and has obtained the rank of sincere certainty is like person who is resurrected after his disbelieving and rescued from the darkness of disbelieving and entered into the world of light.
Almighty Allah in the holy Qur’an said:
“is he who was lifeless, then We gave him life and provided him with a light by which he walks among the people, like one who dwells in a manifold darkness which he cannot leave?”.
This verse is also another example for those who has recued themselves from the darkness of doubt and indecisiveness in their heart which is like death compare to the world of certainty which is life giving to the heart. Do these types of people like some individuals that are still in the bound of darkness of doubt, indecisiveness and temptations?
Just as doubt and indecisiveness darken the heart likewise certainty lightens the heart, rather it is the most luminous heart among those who has reached the high rank of certainty.
Hadrat Imam Baqir (peace be upon him) said:
There is no light like the light of certainty.
Do the person whom the deadly storm of indecisiveness and temptation has over taken like the personality whose heart is surrounded by the light of certainty?
Does the person whom the effect of his doubt and indecisiveness has made to believe that there is no existence of human value in him be compared with the person who has obtained the luminous and shining heart out of certainty and has benefited from new life, power and potentiality?
Then in other for our heart to be luminous out of certainty, we must request from Almighty Allah to grant us sincere certainty because if our certainty is a sincere one, not only the major examination from Almighty Allah will not be crumbly rather our certainty will increase and strengthen.
Therefore, in this situation our certainty will be sincere one which is not liable to destabilization and weakness. It is reported in the supplication of Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) after the noon prayer that we should request from Almighty Allah as follows:
O’ Allah I am requesting from You the real faith and true certainty in every habitations.
The expression mentioned by Imam Sadiq (peace be upon him) in after the noon prayer is expounding the point that in every situation even in the most difficult of it, ones certainty must be firm and sincere and must not be destructible to the extent it should not be weak and destabilize in the most difficult situation and in burdensome examination.
Definitely to achieve this type of certainty is not easy because it needs to be through supplication. Therefore sincere certainty is the attributes of divine people of Allah which is not at the reach of every one.
 - Bihar al-Anwar volume 77 page: 293.
 - Surat al-An’am verse 122.
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 - Bihar al-Anwar volume: 86 page: 71.