MasyaAllah. What a beautiful religion. Everything has secrets… Everything has a hikmah. :’)
I keep posting about salah… because it’s no funny business.
Why we’re weak now is because we lack reminders. We didn’t see what Rasulullah (SAW) saw in the Hereafter… If we were exposed of what lies in store for us if we do not repent and constantly sin, we all would automatically become good Muslims. But no, this dunya is a test of our faith… Our love for Allah SWT. Ya Allah, please guide us to the straight path. Ih dinas sirotol mustaqim. [1:6]
Astaghfirullahal’azim! :’( A reminder to myself first and foremost, yang sungguh degil dan jahil. Ya Allah, I need your guidance to make myself a better Muslimah…
How can I enter Your Jannah when even my salahs are hard to be fulfilled by yours truly…
Make salah your first priority.
Your other good deeds will be disregarded if you do not always perform your obligatory five prayers.
May we always be under His protection. Ameen!
Question: What are the means that will help a Muslim to wake up for the morning prayer? Bearing in mind that he goes to bed early, but does not wake up until after the sun has risen.
Answer: It is an obligation upon every Muslim to fear Allah, and to pray the five prescribed prayers at their appointed times in the Masjid along with the Muslim congregation. He must be vigilant in carrying out all of the means that will aid him upon this. And from the ways that will help him stand for the Fajr prayer with the congregation are:
1) He (should) sleep early;
2) Set an alarm clock to the appropriate hour so that he gets up for the prayer on time and attends it in congregation; and
3) He must strive in imploring Allah for success and assistance.
He should also repeat the legislated words of remembrance before he goes to sleep. By doing so, Allah will grant him success – insyaAllah – in rising up for the prayer on time, and performing it with the rest of the Jama’ah.
[Ibn Baaz; Majmoo` Fataawaa wa Maqaalaat Mutanawi`ah, vol. 8.
Translated by: Umm Sufyaan Fatimah]
Muslim recorded that Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (blessing and peace upon him) said,
“Allah, the Exalted, said, `I have divided the prayer into two halves between Myself and My servant, and My Servant shall have what he asks for.’
If he says, `Praise be to Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds’ Allah says, `My servant has praised Me.’
When the servant says, `Most Gracious, Most Merciful’. Allah says, `My servant has glorified Me.’
When he says, `Master of the Day of Judgment.’ Allah says, `My servant has related all matters to Me.’
When he says, `Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek.’ Allah says, `This is between Me and My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he sought.’
When he says, `Show us the straight way. The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray.’ Allah says, `This is for My servant, and My servant shall acquire what he asked for.’”
Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said, “When one of you sleeps, the Shaitan ties three knots at the back of his head and says for each knot: have a long night, so slumber. When you wake up and mention Allah, one of these knots is untied. When you perform ablution, another knot is untied; and when you establish prayer, all of the knots are untied and you become alert and pleasant. Otherwise, you become wicked hearted and lazy. [Sahih Bukhari]
Let us learn Islam for there are many different shades of polytheism (shirk). We must make a very serious attempt never to utter words or do actions that are reflective of polytheism. One of the most common ways whereby men fall into the trap of polytheism is by the non-performance of prayers.
The Prophet (saw) said: “Between a man and polytheism (shirk) and unbelief (kufr) is the non-performance of the prayer.” [Sahih Muslim]