However far our minds might stray, there is the next prayer. And all of the other basic practices of the religion are there in order to ensure that we don’t grow old in vain.
We need rituals in times of trauma. A lot of modern psychic malfunction comes from the fact that people have traumas in their lives and they don’t have a form of catharsis. People need to deal with trauma with some kind of ritual – it’s a human need.
By Sheikh Abdul Hakim Murad