Will you write about the life of worshipping of the Prophet (pbuh)?

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Will you write about the life of worshipping of the Prophet (pbuh)?

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The life of worshipping of the Prophet

Hz. Prophet (pbuh), who became a model for his ummah in all issues, became a model in worshipping too and gave importance to having the consciousness servitude in worshipping; he stated that the meaning and pleasure of belief can be attained only when supported by worshipping and good deeds. For, conscious sensitivity in social life and the state of taqwa, which we can call the consciousness of responsibility toward Allah, form like that. Hz. Prophet (pbuh) continued worshipping throughout his life and never left it. He said,

"The best deed of worshipping is the one that is performed regularly even if it is little."

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) loved worshipping very much but he did not like it when his ummah went to extremes with the effort of worshipping more and regarded it as a cause of destruction. Three companions learned about the life of worshipping of the Prophet (pbuh); taking into consideration the fact that he worshipped very much though his previous and future sins were forgiven, one of them said he would worship every night without sleeping, another one said he would fast throughout his life and the other said he would not marry. When Hz. Prophet (pbuh) was informed about it, he said,

"You said such and such things. I swear by Allah that I am the one that fears Allah the most and avoids His prohibitions the most among you. However, I sometimes perform fasting and sometimes eat; I perform prayers in some part of the night and sleep in the other part. I am married. This is my Sunnah. He who does not like my Sunnah is not from me."

One of the principles that Hz. Prophet (pbuh) practiced in worshipping and advised his ummah is the principle of ease. Therefore, he never wanted people to undertake heavy burdens even if they do it with the effort of worshipping. He always preferred the easier decree for Muslims as long as the original form of a deed of worshipping or religious was maintained.  

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) loved prayer, which he described as the pillar of the religion, and said it was the light of his eyes. Hz. Prophet (pbuh), who performed prayers in awe acting upon the order of the Quran, would virtually leave the world and enter into the realm of the hereafter when he performed a prayer. Besides, what is essential is to worship as if one sees Allah. As a matter of fact, Jibril defined ihsan like that in the hadith and said,

"Even if we do not see Allah, He sees us."

Hz. Prophet (pbuh) performed nafilah prayers at various times in addition to fard prayers; he also gave importance to worshipping at night. He worshipped especially on Ramadan nights and spent the last ten days of Ramadan in itikaf (staying in the mosque with the purpose of worshipping Allah). He meditated on the deep meanings of the verses, made short and concise supplications after prayers, mentioned Allah, and asked forgiveness from Him. Hz. Prophet (pbuh), who loved reading the Quran and listening to the Quran read by others, met Jibril on Ramadan nights and read the Quran with him.

Related to fasting, the Prophet (pbuh) said it was necessary to hurry for iftar while fasting and to eat until the time of imsak, adding that there was blessing (abundance) in suhur (pre-dawn) meal. The Prophet (pbuh) performed nafilah fasting in certain periods of the year in addition to Ramadan fasting. It is written in hadith resources that he performed fasting on the days in the middle of lunar moths, on Mondays and Thursdays, on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of the month of Muharram, six days in the month of Shawwal and advised his ummah to do so and that he performed more fasting in the month of Rajab and Shaban.  

The Prophet (pbuh) never had any wealth more than he needed; he gave it to his neighbors and needy people. The Prophet (pbuh), who was the most generous person among people, asked people to give zakah and help the needy financially in addition to zakah. He did his best to deliver zakah to the poor as soon as possible and distributed the zakah that was collected without keeping it when possible.

The Prophet (pbuh), who is a model for Muslims in every issue, is also the best example in worshipping. It is necessary for every Muslim to regard him as a model to the extent that he can and to form a program of worshipping. In addition, it is not appropriate for a Muslim individual who needs to live based on the principle of being between hope and fear, both to fall in despair and to rely on his worshipping.

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