In the 18th episode of the special internet program “Facing the Sky”, which is broadcast on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan, pointing out that the Imams (a.s.) have the best attributes and characteristics and we should consider them as role models, Ayatollah Reza Ramazani Gilani stated, “The success for worship is one of the demands of the fasting people from God Almighty in the various supplications of the holy month of Ramadan.”
“Worship in the general sense includes anything that puts man on the path of serving God,” added the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, pointing out that worship does not only mean prayer, fasting, Hajj, etc.
“We can consider everything that emerges from us as worship and this can help in the course of human servitude,” he clarified.
“Thinking is one of the most important acts of worship, and according to Imam Ali (a.s.), there is no worship like thinking,” noted Ayatollah Ramazani, pointing out that worship in the Quran and the hadiths is mentioned and emphasized in the general sense.
“The truth of worship is the contemplation of the divine revelations, and the worship of the sincere is contemplation,” noted the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that worship should be on the path of worship and servitude.
“The fact that thinking is a form of worship does not mean that we should not perform prayers, fasting, Hajj, etc., but in their places, they are divine duties,” he stated.
“If a man wants to elevate and reach the peaks of knowledge, in addition to thinking, he must pay special attention to divine duties such as prayer and fasting,” Ayatollah Ramazani pointed out.
“In the hadith of Mi’raj (Ascension), it is stated that worship has 10 parts, 9 of which are about seeking and earning Halal sustenance,” emphasized the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, considering earning halal sustenance as one of the acts of worship.
“The reason for worshiping at a specific time, such as daily prayers, is the training of servants by God,” he stated, pointing out that divine duties can provide the ground for human growth.
“The best worship is belief in God and humility before God,” said Ayatollah Ramazani, considering the submission to God as a part of worship.
“Understanding means a correct understanding of the duties, mission, life, type of communication, etc. of human beings,” pointed out the Secretary-General of the AhlulBayt (a.s.) World Assembly, stating that the correct understanding of human beings and being on the path of understanding is itself a kind of worship.
“In addition, chastity is also a part of worship,” he added, pointing out that one’s sincerity is a kind of worship.
“In the sermon of the Holy Prophet (p.b.u.h) on the last Friday of the month of Sha’ban, divine piety has been emphasized,” concluded Ayatollah Ramazani, stating that ignoring the divine prohibition is also part of worship.