Essence of Obedience in Laylatul Qadr

From the outset, for an act or deed to be considered a proper worship, 'ebadah, it must contain two things:

(1) Sincerity (Ikhlas). It must be offered simply for the sole purpose of pleasing Allah (SWT) and seeking His pleasure.
Allah, said: “And they have been commanded no more than this, to worship Allah offering Him sincere devo­tion...” (Al-Qur`an 98:5).

(2) It must be done in accordance with the commands of Allah (SWT) and the practice of the Messenger of Allah (saas); that is what is called obedience (mutaaba'ah).
Allah (SWT) states: “Say: if you do love Allah, follow me, Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. For Allah is oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Al-Qur`an 3:31)

This verse indicates whoever claims to love Allah without fol­lowing the commands of the Messenger, his claims are lies. To be a true lover of Allah one has to obey, and his deeds must mirror those of the Messenger of Allah (saas). This is why many scholars call this verse the verse of trial, because we have been tried to see whether we will obey or not.
The Messenger said: “Whoever does a deed without our command, it will be rejected.” (Muslim/Bukhari)

To achieve the essence of obedience, six points must be con­sidered. I call them the essence of obedience.


(3) KIND (JINS),


(5) PLACE (MAKAAN), and


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