Rusmir Mahmutćehajić

in The Mosque

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print May 2006 | ISBN: 9780823225842
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823237159 | DOI:

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This chapter presents Islamic teachings about time. All phenomena confirm the names that God taught Adam. The phenomena which reveal these names exist in time and space. They disclose what is hidden by determining the places and times for prayer, almsgiving, fasting, and pilgrimage as expressions of our submission. At any time, anywhere in the world can be a place for God to reveal Himself. Prayer is the way to join oneself with the cosmos in praise of God. It strengthens our feeling of indebtedness and the need to clear our debt by giving. Prayer and almsgiving, therefore, are two facets of our participation in the submission of the worlds.

Keywords: God; time; space; prayer; Islam; giving; debt

Chapter.  1314 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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