Sunday, January 14, 2007

Concentration, devotion (kushoo) in Prayer

Remembering death whilst praying

The prophet salalaahu aleyhi wasalam said, "Remember death in your prayer, for the man who remembers death in his prayer is bound to pray properly and pray the prayer of a man who does not think that he will pray any other prayer."
Al Silsilat al Saheehah by Al-Albaani

The prophet salalaahu aleyhi wasalam also advised Abu Ayyuub radiyalaahu anhu (may Allah be pleased with him), "When you stand up to pray, pray a farewell prayer." - (reported by Ahmad)

The person who is praying will no doubt die, and there is some prayer that will be his last prayer, so let him have kushoo' in the prayer that he is doing, for he does not know whether this will be his last prayer.

5 Comments:

At 1:01 AM , Blogger NM said...

There is nothing as lofty or comparable to a prayer in which death was at the forefront of your mind!

 
At 9:28 AM , Blogger Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dear sister,

Jazak'Allah for sharing this with us.

I love reading your blog, masha'Allah. :)

Ma'salaama
Farhana

 
At 5:10 PM , Blogger Ihsaan-the struggle said...

Wa aleykum salaam warahmatulaah sisters...

nm- Exactly, can't argue with that but the struggle comes when you attempt to stay in that frame of mind throughout the prayer (personal experience). May Allah azza wa jal enable us to pray in a manner that pleases Him...ameen

sketched soul-Alhamdulilaah, glad you liked it & jazaak allaahu khayrn sis may Allah enable us to benefit and practice from the little knowledge that he has blessed us with...ameen

Wa aleykum salaam warahamatulaah

 
At 12:35 PM , Blogger HijabiApprentice said...

Asalaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Baraktuhu,

Jazak Allah kheir for such a wonderful reminder!

ma'a salaamah,

ha

 
At 5:52 PM , Blogger Ihsaan-the struggle said...

Baarak allaahu fiik sis, and jazaak allaah for the visit...

wa salaamu aleykum warahmatulaah

 

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