The position of invocation in Islam

Abdessalam Yassine

January 13, 2013

Invocation is the core of worship; it comprises invoking God for particular matters and needs, and for the sake of worship. The latter encompasses all acts of worship that bring closer to God, inward and outward. Thus, all acts of worship may come under the scope of invocation. Then, O brother, were invocation to have only the merit of bringing you closer to your Lord—Glorified be He—that would have been far enough. Then what if invocation had countless benefits and blessings? God’s Messenger (God bless him and give him peace) said (1) : “There is nothing that God holds more in esteem than His (servant’s) invocation.”


1Ḥadīth reported by at-Tirmidhī, Ahmad, and Ibn Māja.