Muraqaba – meditation

“When the lips are closed, then the heart begins to speak;
when the heart is silent, then the soul blazes up, bursting into flame,
and this illuminates the whole of life.”

In Islam, Meditation is called Muraqaba.

The (inner) meaning of Muraqaba – is to preserve the heart from everything other than Allah. The word Muraqaba comes from Raqibun, which in Arabic means the Watchful, Careful Observer, Vigilant, Wakeful.  Ar-Raqib is one of the Beautiful Names of Allah, which means the One Who is Ever Watchful.