The Forty-fifth Subject: The Prerequisites of Invocation for a Forty Day Period

1. A mystical traveler has to sit cross-legged and with ablution(wudu) facing Qibla (the direction towards Mecca).
2. He must make himself smell good and burn an incense.
3. He before starting the recitations of God’s name has set his way to contemplating and putting away all thoughts from his mind except God’s remembrance and he has preventing even good incoming thoughts except the meaning of invocation.

Ayatollah Mohammad Saleh Komeily (God graciously preserves him.)                Al-matalib al-solokieh

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