Yet, we Muslims still regard only part of our life as that for worship or ‘ibaadah – because our understanding of ‘ibaadah may have been corrupted by other ideology or worldview, especially “ secularism ”.
Indeed if this is not corrected, we may regret it because our life would have been wasted in “trivial pursuits”
Knowledge must be manifested in practice or doing the expected good deeds ( ‘amal ), without which a breach may occur that may corrupt our shakhsiyah (Muslim identity).
Our society emphasis on seeking knowledge alone without also inculcating the practice of it to be applied in the daily life of a Muslim, needs to be corrected.
Thus, our focus of reflecting and following the “devotional practices – ‘amalan ” of al-Imam al-Habib ‘Abdullah ‘Alawi al-Haddad r.a. is our educational requirement as it is based upon the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, his Ahlil-Bayt & Salaafus-SoleHeen .
Thus as I have previously reflected, right from the moment of waking-up, the wirid (litany) as in accordance with Sunnah seek to remind ourselves that we are Allah’s grateful servants, and life is meant to be dedicated entire for seeking Allah’s Nearness ( Taqarrub ) and Acceptance ( Redha ).