Fourth Warning: A comparison made between the earnings given for the duties of worship and affairs of the world.
O my foolish soul! Is this duty of worship without result, and is its recompense little that it causes you weariness? Whereas if someone was to give you a little money, or to intimidate you, he could make you work till evening, and you would work without slacking. So is it that the prescribed prayers are without result, which in this guest-house of the world are sustenance and wealth for your impotent and weak heart, and in your grave, which will be a certain dwelling-place for you, sustenance and light, and at the Resurrection, when you will anyway be judged, a document and patent, and on the Bridge of Sirat, over which you are bound to pass, a light and a mount? Are their recompense little? Someone promises you a present worth a hundred liras, and makes you work for a hundred days. You trust the man who may go back on his word and work without slacking. So if One for Whom the breaking of a promise is impossible, promises you recompense like Paradise and a gift like eternal happiness, and employs you for a very short time in a very agreeable duty, if you do not perform that service, or you act accusingly towards His promise or slight His gift by performing it unwillingly like someone forced to work, or by being bored, or by working in half-hearted fashion, you will deserve a severe reprimand and awesome punishment. Have you not thought of this? Although you serve without flagging in the heaviest work in this world out of fear of imprisonment, does the fear of an eternal incarceration like Hell not fill you with enthusiasm for a truly light and agreeable act of service?
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- Fourth Warning by Badiuzzaman Said Nursi Regarding Prayers
- Isn't it difficult to perform daily prayers five times every day? What is your advice?
- The Prayers are fine, but to perform them every single day five times is a lot. Since they never end, it becomes wearying. What should we do?
- The Prayers are fine, but to perform them every single day five times is a lot. Since they never end, doesn’t it become wearying?
- Third Warning: How should patience be used and where should it be spent? Three kinds of patience.
- 2. Prayer
- The Twenty First Word: First Station: The answer to the following objection, “Performing prayers five times every day becomes wearying.”
- Third Stopping-Place: The point of views of the people of misguidance and the people of guidance on the worldly life.
- Worldly things come to my mind in prayer. I cannot be peaceful and perform prayer in khushu (humbly). What should I do?
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