According to rahyafte (the missionaries and converts website):The author, in the introduction to this book, writes: Know that for the Salat, beside its form, there is a meaning, and apart from its exterior it has an interior; and as the exterior has its disciplines, neglecting which would render the outer form of the Salat invalid or incomplete, likewise its interior has cordial spiritual disciplines, neglecting which would render the spiritual Salat invalid or incomplete; whereas observing them would inspire the Salat with a heavenly spirit.
It would be possible that after paying attention to and observing the cordial inner disciplines, the musallī would have a share of the divine secret of the Salat of the “people of knowledge and of hearts” the Salat which is the delight of the people of sulūk and the reality of the mi’rāj (ascension) to the proximity of the Beloved.
Besides what was just said about the Salat‘s interior and unseen divine images, and in addition to its being in conformity with a kind of proof and the observations of the people of sulūk and asceticism, there are many āyahs and narratives, in general and particular, which denote that, too, and we shall bless the following pages by relating some of them.
Among them is the saying of Allah, the Most High:
“On the day when every soul shall find present what it has done of good and what it has done of evil, it shall wish that there were a long duration of time between it and that [day]…”
This noble āyah says that everybody will see his good and bad deeds present and he will discern their unseen inner images. In another āyah He says:
“… and they shall find present what they have done,”
“So, he who has done an atom’s weight of good shall see it…,”
Which means that the soul shall see its deeds.
As regards the noble Hadiths in this respect, they are too many to be contained in these pages. So, it suffices to state a few of them. …
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