Salat is also to be interpreted as follows

Salat is also to be interpreted as follows:  standing up symbolizes plants, vegetable, fruits, etc., bending forward symbolizes animals, prostrating symbolizes minerals, and sitting still symbolizes human beings. By understanding this symbolism we learn that the different kingdoms of this world are embodied in salat (plants, animals, minerals, and human beings).

Movements in a Salat

  Movements in a Salat
There are 40 Kiyam (standing-up), 40 Ruku (bending forward), 80 Secde (prostrations), and 21 Tahiyyat (sitting still) positions in the daily salat. In order to complete the daily obligation of salat, we must do these physical movements that in total are as follows:Kiyam     40Ruku       40Secde      40Tahiyyat  21Total      181

The Sura Fatiha and the Word Hamd

The Sura Fatiha and the Word Hamd 
 We will now revisit the word Hamd.  As was mentioned before, Hamd is repeated 290 times. Hamd or gratitude has four different levels of meaning, in addition to the cumulative appreciation of all creation.  Since every creature serves its own purpose and has its own way of expressing itself, every creature has a unique manner by which it expresses its gratitude, and this is the reason why there are five levels or stages of gratitude or Hamd.   

The Prayer

The Prayer
 After finishing the repetitions we say, “La ilahe illallahu vahdehula serikeleh lehul mulku ve lehul hamdu ve huve ala kulli sey’in kadir” that means “There is no God but Allah c.c.; nothing is equivalent to Allah and nothing can be associated to him; everything and all material wealth belongs to Allah c.c.  Moreover, all gratitude or Hamd belongs to Allah.”
 Allah is the most powerful (the name Kadir).

Repetition of Sacred Phrases

Repetition of Sacred Phrases
  Let us first look at the numerical values of the repetitions.
 At the end of each salat we repeat “Subhanellah,” “Elhamdulillah” and “Allah-u Akbar” 33 times.  The total number of repetitions is 99.
 By the end of the day, we repeat each of these scared phrases a total of 165 (33 x 5) times, and the total number of times we repeat the three sacred phrases is 495 (99 x 5). 

Salavats - Rabbena Atina - Selams - The phrase “Allahumme En Tesselamu Ve Min Kesselam” - “Ayet-el Kursi”

Salavats
 Before we finish Salat, we recite other prayers called salavats and Rabbena atina.  By reciting salavats, we revive the memory of the Prophets Hz. Muhammad (sav) and Hz. Abraham (as), as well as that of their families. 
 
 Rabbena Atina

The Sura Tahiyyat

The Sura Tahiyyat  
 The sura Tahiyyat begins with the verse “Ettehiyatu lillahi vesselavati vetteyyibatu.”  During the five daily Salats, the sura Tahiyyat is repeated eight times without a salutation at the conclusion of each Salat and thirteen times with the conclusory salutations on both sides.“Ettehiyatu” means that the essence of all creatures, including their acts, conditions, ibadets [prayers], praise and offerings are for Allah c.c.

Prostration

Prostration
 After repeating: “Rabbena lekel hamd” and ALLAH u AKBAR, we go into prostration, and when done sincerely and from the heart an enormous accomplishment takes place; otherwise, we cheat ourselves in delusion. In fact, prostration must be heartfelt and this is its most significant aspect.

Rabbena lekel hamd

Rabbena lekel hamd
 After standing up and going into prostration we recite “Rabbena lekel hamd” forty times, and while meditating on this phrase, we must do so with much awareness.  “Rabbena lekel hamd” means “All our praise is only for you dear God (Rabb).” 
 If we are unable to reach the Truth on our journey to Hakk, we might develop and start believing imaginary ideas of the Creator. 

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