Reverence in Salah – Khushu

Posted on November 5, 2008. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , |

Assalam alaikum & peace to all

I think we have all struggled with concentration while doing Salah. We all
try to focus on doing our prayers correctly and on time, while this is very
important I feel that we should also concentrate on developing reverence,
and not be distracted by outside things.  We need to all develop Khushu.
Found this article which I think describes it very well.

But those will prosper who purify themselves.” (Al-A’la (7: 14).
This spiritual cultivation is so important for prayer. Allah does not mention the obligatory (fardh), the necessary, (wajib), and the number of units of prayer, but rather repeatedly states the importance of pious reverence, sincerity, and peace of mind. The importance of these states covers our entire life. So, the spiritual side of prayer is the most important component that the praying person should observe. It is said in the Qur’an:

The believers must (eventually) win through: those who humble themselves in their prayers…” (Al-Muminun 23: 1-2).
The Prophet (pbuh) says:
“Whoever makes ablution accordingly, and prays in time, and bows down and prostrates in pious reverence, his prayer arises as a luminous light and calls to the praying person: ‘ –May Allah save you as you observed my details!’ And whoever does not make ablution accordingly, and does not pray in time, and does not bow down and prostrate in pious reverence, his prayer arises as a dark object and calls to the praying person: ‘ – May Allah waste you as you wasted me!’ So that the prayers, following Allah’s decree, goes to a place and then comes back to slap the face of the praying person.” (Tabarani).

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