The Characteristics of Two, Three, and Four Rekats salats

The Characteristics of Two, Three, and Four Rekats salats
 
 When two rekats are performed, the first rekat is called “Fena Fillah” or “annihilate the self in Allah” and the second rekat is “Baka Billah” or “subsistence in Allah.”  In order to reach Hakk, we must take these steps, and although it is not a long journey, depending on the person, it can take 15 to 20 years.
 When three rekats are performed, the purpose of the first rekat is to understand this world and its issues from “Ilmel Yakiyn’s” point of view.  , the second rekat is to understand them from “Aynel Yakiyn” point of view, and the third rakat is to understand them from “Hakkel Yakiyn” point of view.  One of the simplest ways to understand the three levels is as follows:  Ilmel Yakiyn’s level can be analogized to when one sees dark smoke in the middle of the ocean and assumes a ship approaches; Aynel Yakin’s level can be analogized to when one is finally able to see the ship from afar; Hakkel Yakiyn’s level can be analogized to the ship’s final arrival and when one jumps on board and moves from level to level within the ship.  This is an example from another dear teacher Hz. Said Nursi (ra). 
 [/size]When performing four rekats, the purpose of the first rekat is to understand the truth of Seriat; the purpose of the second rekat is to understand the truth of Tarikat; the purpose of the third rekat is to understand the truth Hakikat; and finally, the purpose of the fourth rekat is to understand the truth of Marifat – the knowledge of Allah c.c. called Marifetullah which can only be attained by properly following this path.
 [/size]Nothing is considered a coincidence in Islam.