The Meaning of Zawiyah
Linguistically, Zawiyah means an angle or a corner. It became synonymous with the corner of a masallah (masjid), where people retreated from the turbulences of mundane life to focus their hearts in the remembrance of Allah (subhanawata’la). Subsequently, secluded and remote places emerged as centers of spiritual retreat and learning and were called zawaayaah (plural of zawiyah). Let us endeavor to build zawiyah inside of our hearts, and strive towards spiritual growth.
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