Offer Prayer till Death
Almighty Allah says on the Quran:
And He has made me blessed wherever I am and has enjoined upon me prayer and zakah as long as I remain alive. (Maryam 19:31)
This is a very powerful reminder about our approach to Salah, how we approach prayer, and how we perceive and think, and how we implement prayer in our lives. You see we supposed to pray… it’s saying as long as I am alive.
Now what is that exactly meant? It means no matter what comes up, Salah is something that will I hold on to till my last breath. I will concern myself with, till death. And the Prophet (peace be upon him) demonstrated this, he lived this. This isn’t just theory, this isn’t something just fancy to say, it’s not just a fancy slogan.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) lived it. You know, about a week before the passing of the Prophet (peace be upon him), he fell very ill. He became ill and the Prophet was incapable of standing up and even walking on his own, very soon after. So, the Prophet (peace be upon him), what he did? He would send for a couple of hid Companions to come to his home to get him, alright.
You could watch this interesting talk about the importance and excellence of Prayer with Sheikh Abdul Nasir Jangda.
Source: Quran Weekly Youtube.
A detailed explanation on how to offer the Prayer correctly.
What Kind Of Salah Are You Praying?
Breaking away from an overloaded daily schedule with so many things to do, I seek refugee in Allah; turning to Him in Salah. Yet, as soon I start praying and say Allahu Akbar (God is the Greatest) many things, even trivial details, are going on my mind, distracting me.
Does this happen to you too? As soon as you stand in Salah you are distracted by many thoughts? How could I be standing between God’s hands and still be overwhelmed by other things whatsoever?
How could I prevent that mixing between contacting with God and thinking in other things in salah?
Allah Almighty says:
Successful indeed are the believers, who are humble in their prayers… (Al-Mu’minun 23:1, 2)
How could I attain total khushu (humility and submission) in Prayer? How could I stand before God thinking in Him alone? What am I asked to do?
Here Nouman Ali Khan raises these questions, explaining how to reach khushu`, get entirely engaged in Prayer …
Can a Muslim have Islam without the Prayer?
Before asking such a question, find an answer to that: How could we worship God without connecting with him? While we stand in prayer we are literally talking to Allah.
Our salah (Prayer) is a very meaningful act of worship and on it all other things are based. Prayer works on all man’s sides; physical, mental, spiritual and emotional.
In this episode of the Deenshow Sheikh Nasir Jangda explains the meaning behind Prayer and why it has such status in Islam.
Does Allah Need Our Salah?
When you say you can’t pray, but Allah says yes, you can. So what?
Why must I pray if Allah does not need my prayer? Why such a burden and obligation? What for?
With that loaded schedule and hectic pace of life you (think) you don’t have the time to pray five times a day. Do you really believe that? Do we really have excuses to not pray?
Also, does Allah really care if I pray or not? Put it differently, does Allah need my prayer? Why I’m obliged to pray to Allah? What would it add to Him (Exalted is He) or to His kingdom?
But while we might raise all these questions we know that’s not the case- it’s not about God; it’s about us.
Then the question should be altered to: Why do we, humans, need to pray?
If you don’t feel that it’s a need in your life that you can’t manage without, then there’s a problem with you faith.
The fact is illustrated here by Nouman Ali khan answering a questioner, tackling all such striking inquiries….
Source: the deenshow
Prayer Develops Unity
Offering prayer in congregation in the mosque is a clear evidence of uniting the hearts. It is obvious in gathering the people to perform the same action, in the same place behind the same Imam (leader of prayer). Therefore, the Prophet (peace be upon him) guided us to keep our rows straight during the congregational prayer as it is essential for a perfect and correct prayer. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also warned us against differing in rows because it leads to disaccord.
It was narrated that Al-Bara ibn `Azib said: “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to go between the rows from one side to another, patting our shoulders and chests and saying: ‘Do not make your rows ragged or your hearts will be filled with enmity toward one another.’ And he used to say: ‘Allah and His angels send Salah upon the front rows.”‘ (An-Nasa’i)
In another hadith, Nu`man ibn Bashir (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, “Straighten your rows (during prayer) or Allah would create dissension amongst you”. (Al-Bukhari)
Prayer nurtures within us the ideology of being united. It teaches us the importance of being united. Allah Almighty brings us together united in five times a day. Also, Allah brings us together united one day during the week on the day of Jumu`ah (Friday). Almighty Allah also brings us together united twice during the year, and this is during the days of `Eid.
We all stand during prayer in a straight line behind the Imam, facing the Qiblah, irrespective of color, irrespective of race, irrespective of financial standing or material well-being.
Enjoy watching this short talk with Sheikh Sajid Umar to realize how prayer develops unity among the individuals of the Muslim society.