What is Muraqaba?
Meditation And Spirituality 11/9/07
By: Asif Raza
In holy Quran, God Said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“And the most beloved things with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through praying or doing extra deeds besides what is obligatory till I love him, so I become his sense of hearing with which he hears, and his sense of sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he grips, and his leg with which he walks.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Muraqaba is Sufi expression of meditation. Sufi is a Muslim mystic who believe in personal communication with the God through spiritual pleasure, intuition, faith or sudden insight rather than through rational thought.
The chief objective of Muraqaba is to understand the spiritual mysteries of Self, Universe and to experience an eternal life in union with God.
Muraqaba improves human memory, mental concentration in and boost spiritual energy in individual. You feel good and glow by the mystic enlightenment of Muraqaba. Muraqaba can help you to develop paranormal abilities like extrasensory perception and clairvoyance as well. But uncertainty, perplexity, depression, anxiety, and other psychological disorders are its deficiency as well.
For beginners, creating a picture of Blue Lights is the initial exercise of Muraqaba because Blue is considered as the color of spirituality, obedience and peace.
Only 15-20 minutes of meditation is recommended. After the preliminary period of 90 days, you can increase the interval if you like. The best time for doing exercises of Muraqaba is before the sunrise and after the sunset especially before going to bed.
Primary level of Muraqaba includes Ã¢â‚¬Å“mystical understanding of light, Invisible Light, heartbreaking sound of Cosmos and Names of God for getting an association with attributes of God.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Moderate level of Muraqaba includes Ã¢â‚¬Å“Death for getting acquaintance with life after Death, Heart for getting acquaintance with Spiritual Heart, Unity for getting acquaintance with the reason behind cosmic unity (God's will), nothingness, Annihilation of Self, and getting acquaintance with the alpha and omega of universe.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Highest level of Sufi meditation includes Ã¢â‚¬Å“focus of mind on spiritual teacher to make the transfer of spiritual knowledge possible from master to student, focus of mind on prophet to make the transfer of private religious knowledge from prophet to student possible and above all focus on the Mind of God by following the life Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him).Ã¢â‚¬Â