Twelve Islamic Steps to Recovery: Step 11- Peral Revelation


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Silence and solitude allow the soul to hear from God through the spiritual ear.

Dear Readers,


Welcome to Step 11- Peral Revelation, Listen.

Silence is Gold



KEY PRINCIPLE: Look for through supplication to God (Salat) and reflection to know Allah’s will and to have the ability to live by it.


As we concentrated on and rehearsed the progressions of recuperation, we got comfortable and okay with an existence in light of lowliness and acknowledgment of God’s will. Gone were the furious, confounded times when, on the off chance that we implored by any stretch of the imagination, we supplicated either in a state of mind of resolved self-will or whining self centeredness.


In step 11, we made a deep rooted responsibility to look for each day by itself to know Allah’s will and to have the ability to complete it. Our most prominent longing was to enhance our capacities to get direction from Allah and to lead our lives likewise. This craving was such an incredible differentiation to the demeanors we had when we were lost in our addictions.


On the off chance that you were similar to us, before you started to recoup you thought trust, satisfaction, peace, and satisfaction would originate from a natural source. Whether this source was liquor, medications, sex, betting, deceptive spending, unfortunate eating, or codependency—whatever your specific habit was—your exertion was to get by in our current reality where you felt befuddled, lost, and alone. When others attempted to adore you, maybe you couldn’t feel it. Their adoration was never enough. Nothing fulfilled the appetite you felt. As you have experienced the standards of recuperation, be that as it may, your heart and life have changed.


You have started to comprehend and value your requirement for Allah, and His part in your life and to treasure the Light of Allah. You have started to acknowledge you are not simply conversing with yourself when you feel your still, small voice guide you. Awkward and natural as you may have felt at first, you now go to Allah for the sake of Allah for a closer association with Him.

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You examine the sacred texts on the grounds that they affirm of Him in each example, particularly the Qur’an, looking for and discovering a superior comprehension of Allah through Allah. You have probed the sacred texts and observed them to be valid. Petition to God (Salat) and reflection have turned into the backbone of your new life. Where request to God (Salat) and reflection used to be a disregarded obligation, your heart’s craving is currently to go before Allah and in supplication to God (Salat)s, pour out your heart to Him in appreciation.


As you work through step 11, you will come to acknowledge much more that through Allah you will get learning or disclosure of Allah’s will for you. Through the Atonement, you will have the force (or beauty) to do the will of Allah. You will know you are honored and upheld.


You will develop in your capacity to oppose enticement as you study the sacred writings and supplicate and think about them. Figuring out how to get disclosure takes practice and persistence. You can set yourself up by concentrating on what has been said by prophets and God’s vicegerents on  earth scholars, teachers, imams and by attempting to live as per their teachings. You can get ready by being prepared to get, record, consider, and take after the direction you get. When you express appreciation to Allah for the favors you have gotten, your ability to get direction will increment.


As you keep yourself free from your addictions, you will be more ready to get the direction of Allah.


Allah will ensure us against being cheated, yet to understand that great gift we should dependably do the vital things in view of Allah charges and Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) guidelines.

Prophet Muhammas

We must keep the precepts, appeal to Allah for direction, and go to Mosque for blessed prayer Friday each week. What’s more, we must never do anything to head out that Spirit. In particular, we ought to stay away from bad entertainment, liquor, tobacco, and drugs, and dependably, dependably maintain a strategic distance from infringement of the law of modesty. We should never take things into our bodies or do things with our bodies that head out the kindness of Allah which will in the long run abandon us without our otherworldly assurance against double dealing.


Shout to Him with apprehension and trust.

(Surat al-Araaf 7:56)


Likewise, they spurn their beds to call Allah in trepidation and trust.

(Surat as-Sajdah 32:16)


Petition to God (Salat) and reflection are effective remedys to apprehension and dejection. Just by coming to Allah through awareness and supplication to God (Salat) s, His leniency and empathy upon you, would you be able to keep on advancing and become profoundly. Step 11 speaks to a guarantee to enhance your association with God through a lifetime routine of looking for direction day by day and complying with the edi

Activity Steps


bullet-point-berkeley-diamondCome unto Allah for direction and power through private petition to God (Salat) and contemplation; get and think about your patriarchal gift.

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bullet-point-berkeley-diamondThrough the span of recuperation, a large number of us figured out how to rise early and look for a time of calm isolation in study and supplication to God (Salat). On the off chance that you haven’t done as such as of now; calendar time for request to God (Salat) and reflection, most particularly at all the supplication to God (Salat) times as set down.


The five times of mandatory custom petition to God are:


Fajr: From day break to dawn;

Imam of Masjed Al Aqsa Mohammed Sunaina who took us o

Dhuhr: From twelve until mid-evening;


Ašr: From mid-evening to nightfall;


Maghrib: From nightfall to ahead of schedule night;


Ishā: From right on time night’s to the night center.


Supplication to God, in the custom sense, is a commitment of the confidence, to be performed five times each day by grown-up Muslims. As indicated by Islamic law, petitions to God have a mixed bag of commitments and states of recognition. Notwithstanding, past the level of practice, there are profound conditions and parts of supplication to God which speak to its quintessence.


In the Holy Qur’ān, Allah says:


وَمَا خَلَقْتُالْجِنَّوَالْإِنسَإِلَّالِيَعْبُدُونِ


I made the jinn and mankind just that they may venerate Me


Indeed, even in somewhere else, he said:


Petition to God (Salat) completely considers the direction you find in it. (On the off chance that you have not got a gift, chat with your imam about how to acquire another one.)


Petition to God is Based on the Sunnah


The Prophet’s act (s) is key to comprehend the Holy Qur’ān. Allah said:


وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَوَآتُواْالزَّكَاةَ


Set up supplications to God (Salat) and pay the poor-due (zakāt).


Amid this time you can put God to start with, before anybody or whatever else in the day: Pray, regularly out loud, to Allah, looking for Allah to guide you. At that point study, utilizing Quran and the prophet’s teachings to control your reflection. Audit your patriarchal gift frequently.


Composing will by and by be a capable instrument of self expression and examination as you record your musings and sentiments in a diary. You can likewise record impressions of insight, solace, and astuteness that come through Allah.


Think for the duration of the day on the expressions of Allah in His Quran and other enlivened writing; keep on asking


From various perspectives, step 11 is a characteristic continuation of your endeavors in step 10 to stay mindful of reality in your life. As you plan your days, go about your exercises, and resign to bed around evening time, let your heart be attracted out request to God (Salat) to God ceaselessly. One thought is to take an idea from what you have perused in your morning studies and reflect upon it as often as possible amid your every day exercises. This practice will assist you with keeping your brain tuned in to truth.


By nature, we each of us as human being  have a tendency to be undisciplined, yet by looking to Allah and the sample He has set, you will discover the quietude to keep submitting to Allah for the duration of the day. The Light of Allah will control you and set you up to get the fellowship of him.

Study and Understanding


Study the accompanying sacred texts and articulations of Church pioneers. They will build you’re understanding and assist you with learning. You can utilize these sacred writings, proclamations, and inquiries concerning supplication to God (Salat) full reflection, Peral study, and gathering dialog.


Look for Closeness to Allah (WASEELA TO HIM)

Love Allah

Waseelah “signifies” and in Quranic terms it means looking for closeness to Allah. We all wish to look for Waseelah to Allah. Clearly, in the event that we are closer to Allah, we will appreciate various advantages in this life and the great beyond. In the event that Allah is content with us, our Duas can be reacted to quicker, He will shield us from the difficulties of this life, and as a rule, we can appreciate a superior life.


To start with, consider this verse of Surah Al-Maeda (Chapter 5):


O you who accept! Do your obligation to Allah and apprehension Him. Also, look for the Waseela (method for way to deal with Him), and endeavor hard in His Cause (as much as you can), so that you may be effective. (Quran, 5:35)


In the above verse, “look for the Wasilah to Him”, relates to adhering so as to attract near Allah to the mainstays of Faith, the laws of Islam and demonstrations of Ihsan (greatness in the religion).


This point is imperative on the grounds that numerous erroneously put stock in looking for Wasilah to Allah through other individuals and illicit means. The fundamentals of Tawheed make it clear definitely that looking for the method for way to deal with Allah by specifying the evaluation and status of individuals or any of His creation is an advancement that can prompt evade and Kufr.


Allah regards your will and your office. He permits you to decide to approach Him without impulse. He attracts close to you when you welcome Him to be close. Expound on how you will attract close to Him today.


Being grateful to Allah implies not just communicating internal appreciation to Him for a wide range of favors in all actuality, however to put those favors to use in a manner that Allah sanctions.


Other than passing on appreciation by words and heart, it is vital to express it by deeds. Utilizing a specific gift for the reason for Allah (with the end goal of winning His great delight) would satisfy this commitment. A man neglects to give due on account of Allah unless he utilizes his belonging, riches, status, knowledge or wellbeing for the reason for Allah.

Indeed, appreciation to Allah is a demonstration of love to which Allah over and over attracts consideration the Qur’an, and devotees give careful consideration to it. The accompanying are directives identified with appreciation:

No! Revere Allah and be among the thankful.(Surat az-Zumar; 66)

So eat from what Allah has accommodated you, legal and great, and be grateful for the gift of Allah on the off chance that it is Him you revere.

(Surat a Nahl; 114)

Giving due because of Allah acquires a man Allah’s adoration and great delight, attracting one closer to Him. Since a man does not credit his capacity to common reasons, he knows profound inside that he owes everything to Allah alone and in this way abstains from attributing any partners to Him. Along these lines, he achieves profound advantages which are obviously better than any material pick up and applauds Allah for each gift.


All favors in this world are a methods by which Allah puts man under serious scrutiny. In the Qur’an, Allah uncovers this critical actuality:


He Who had learning of the Book said,

‘I will convey it to you before your look comes back to you.’

And when he (Prophet Solomon) saw it standing immovably in his vicinity, he said,

‘This is a piece of my Lord’s support to test me to check whether I will offer gratitude or show thanklessness. Whoever offers gratitude just does as such to his own increase. Whoever is careless, my Lord is Rich Beyond Need, Generous.’

(Surat a Naml; 40)



It can be seen from the Prophet’s expressions Solomon (as) that the capacity to offer gratitude to Allah is in itself an awesome support conceded by Him, for one can’t say thanks to Allah unless He so wills, and appreciation is enlivened by Him. The petition to God in regards to appreciation of the Prophet Solomon (as) is connected in this manner in the Qur’an:


He [Solomon] grinned, snickering at its words, and said,

‘My Lord, keep me grateful for the gift You have gave on me and on my guardians, and keep me acting rightly, satisfying You, and concede me, by Your leniency, among Your workers who are noble.’ (Surat a Naml; 19)

Being appreciative, such as having confidence and doing great deeds, happens by Allah’s leave.

A man of still, small voice perceives that every one of the favors by which he is encompassed would not exist and that he could never achieve them unless Allah so willed it. His body, insight, astuteness, feeling, wellbeing, quality—truth be told, every one of the favors he supposes he has all alone are really endowments allowed by Him.

Expressing appreciation to Allah is not only saying, “Al-hamdulillah” at sure times, as when one has finished an errand, eats a fine dinner or survives a difficulty unhurt. Appreciation is a state one encounters somewhere down in the heart on the grounds that one can never represent every one of the favors he appreciates, even the conspicuous ones:

On the off chance that you attempted to number Allah’s gifts, you could never tally them. Allah is Ever-Forgiving, Most Merciful.(Surat a Nahl; 18)


Indiscreet lack of appreciation is a genuine trap formulated by Satan. To be sure, it is a principle desire of his to thwart man from offering gratitude. In the Qur’an, Allah relates this plot of Satan’s:

He said, ‘By Your misguidance of me, I will lie in trap for them on Your straight way. At that point I will come at them, from before them and behind them, from their privilege and from their left. You won’t discover the vast majority of them appreciative.’

(Surat al-A’raf; 16-17)

Devour the expressions of Allah

In this verse, Nephi taught that when you devour the expressions of Allah, these words will direct you in everything you need to know and do. Picture how it would be to have Allah walk and chat with all of you day long. Expound on the sentiments you have when you mull over this picture.

Look for after Divine Revelation

An impression to the mind is very specific. Detailed words can be heard or felt and said as though the instructions were being dictated. A communication to the heart is a more general impression.

As your understanding of peral revelation increases, you will recognize it more often and in a greater variety of ways. Write about how you have experienced impressions and revelations from Allah.

The idea that scripture reading can lead to inspiration and revelation opens the door to the truth that a scripture is not limited to what it meant when it was said but may also include what that scripture means to a reader today. Even more, Quran reading, meditation and understanding may also lead to current revelation on whatever else Allah wishes to communicate to the reader at that time. We do not overstate the point when we say that the scriptures can be a meditation to assist each of us to receive peral revelation.

Learning the language of the scriptures is a lot like learning a foreign language. The best way to learn is to immerse yourself in them, to read and study them every day. Write about a passage of scripture that has opened up to you and become a peral revelation to you.

Receiving counsel from Allah

In every step you take when praying, make sure you do not only ask for all that you wanted bu always try to counsel him about what he wants and what you do not want so that you will receive more counsel in wisdom, and in justice, and in great mercy, over all he had created.


Our prayer (Salat)s may have been ineffective in the past because we spent more time counseling Allah—telling Him what we wanted—than seeking His will about our decisions and conduct. Think of a recent experience with prayer (Salat). Was it full of counsel to Allah or from Allah? Write about your willingness to listen for and receive His counsel to you.




Brave souls for coming so so far in your journey of self-discovery and happiness. I can’t express how proud I am of you. Well-done. I look forward to welcoming you to the Final Step of Recovery, Step 12. God be with you.


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