Spirituality and 40 Days
People in this world wish to gain spirituality. They strive to find the correct path to the spiritual world. Others want to use spirituality to solve their problems or diseases. They tread this path, but fail again and again. Eventually they become hopeless and leave this path altogether.
These people start believing that spirituality is nothing. So what is the underlying cause of their failure?
We hear a lot about 40 days in the field of spirituality. A lot of people wonder what is the significance of 40 days. Many people know about the 40 day practice (chilla). What is it? What are its conditions? How to do it properly?
These are the basic reasons people fail. They don’t know the conditions and the requirements of doing proper chilla. These people do not know the proper way to do a chilla. Every way has it’s own procedure and when the proper procedure is not followed, it’s bound to fail.
In this article, we will explain the basic necessities of doing a chilla.
Terms for a better response to wazifas
-Praying fardh (obligatory) prayer in the masjid
-Lowering the Gaze
-A clean Heart
-Removing the love of this world from your heart.
-Dikr while sitting
-To read Durood Shareef in the Start and the End of every Dikr and make dua for your sins to be forgiven.
With this said, it’s also important to undermine the detail that; to do this type of wazifa their is a certain way to do it and it has more benefit and response, the example to this is following;
To build a building, we consist of 3 types of workers. The 1st is a labor who works under the hot sun and picks heavy bricks from one place to another, puts in a lot of effort and earns only -/-500 Rupees. The 2nd worker who does work less than the 1st worker, he uses his hands, he picks and places the bricks and apples cement on it and the wall and he earns -/- 1000 Rupees. The 3rd worker is the architect, who just sits in a Air conditioning room and creates the design for the building, he earn more than both the labor, that is because with his hands he uses his Mind much more and does this with full passion and concentration, so the work physically is less but mentally it’s more and the reward for it is more.
The lesson we take from this example is that the 1st labor does the most work, he works extremely hard physically yet earns the least, that is because he doesn’t use his brain and mind power as-well as the architect hence that is why he earns less.
In your prayers and Dikr you must bring these points together, if you choose to do Dikr while walking or doing your work, you’re just moving your lips and your concentration is in the worldly life matters so the reward or the out come is not as much as what it could or would have been. If A person works like the architect, who sits in one room, with all his concentration, all his effort and cut all his tie with the worldly life for a while for any Dikr, the fruit of the Dikr will be A lot more and the reward would be greater. Doing it with full concentration and effort with a little or more time will give you a lot of reward and better outcome.
Excellence Of 40 Days In Quran And Ahdith
And We made an appointment with Moses for thirty nights and perfected them by [the addition of] ten; so the term of his Lord was completed as forty nights. And Moses said to his brother Aaron, “Take my place among my people, do right [by them], and do not follow the way of the corrupters.” (Surah araaf 142)
Allah ta’ala gave Hazrat Moosa Alaihi assalaam toraat after he completed the 40 days on Toor Mountain. He spend these days in fasting and after completing the 40 days he used miswaak of a tree. This shows that doing ibadat for 40 days with ikhlas (purity of intention) is a source of blessing from Allah.
Anas ibn Malik (radi Allahu Anhu) said: The Prophet (ﷺ) said, “Who prays forty days sincerely for Allah in congregation catching the opening takbir, then two exemptions are written for him. He will be safe from the fire and free from hypocrisy.”
Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: “Recite the Qur’an in forty (days).”
Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘AsWahb ibn Munabbih said: Abdullah ibn Amr asked the Prophet (ﷺ); In how many days should one complete the recitation of the Qur’an? He said: In forty days. He then said: In one month. He again said: In twenty days. He then said: In fifteen days. He then said: In ten days. Finally he said: In seven days.
The creation of any one of you is like this that (semen) is collected in the womb of the mother for forty nights,” and in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Shu’ba (the words are):” Forty nights and forty days.” And in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Jarir and ‘Isa (the words are):” Forty days.”
It was narrated from Busr bin Sa’eed that Zaid bin Khalid sent word to Abu Juhaim Al-Ansari asking him:
“What did you hear from the Prophet (ﷺ) about a man when he is performing prayer?” He said: “I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) saying: ‘If anyone of you knew (how great is the sin involved) when he passed in front of his brother who is performing prayer, then waiting for forty’,” (one of the narrators) said: “I do not know if he meant forty years, forty months, or forty days, ‘would be better for him than that.
The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Whoever drinks wine, his prayer is not accepted from him for 40 days. If he repents, Allah forgives him…” [Tirmidhi]