❝Don’t search for Laylatul Qadr only between the pillars of mosques. Also look for it in the pleasure of a father, a mother, a brother, and a sister, and in connecting ties of kinship, and clothing a naked person, giving security to a scared one, removing oppression, sponsoring an orphan, and helping a sick person.
Search for it in the Lord’s pleasure, departing from the sin in your conscience before searching for it in your mosques, because actions protect against bad end.❞
- Sheikh Dr Ahmad Isa Al-Ma’sarawi
Stop and think for a moment of the happiest time in your life. What made you so happy? Most (if not all of us) will likely remember a time when we were around people that we LOVE. Can you imagine being with Allah, spending time with Him and talking to Him was the happiest time in your life?
The only relationship where you will never have your heart broken is your relationship with Allah. The only one who will never abandon you is Allah. How can you search for happiness when it calls you five times a day?? Hold on to your prayers no matter how difficult life gets, because when you feel like there is no place to turn to or no one to seek help from, prayer will reinforce the belief in your heart that Allah is able to do all things – removing trials, pouring blessing upon you from places unknown, replacing a difficulty with multiple ease, mending issues of your heart and soul that were broken beyond repair, and ultimately rewarding you with Jannah for just having believed in Him- there is nothing a prayer can’t fix, so hold on to your Salah no matter what turns your life takes.
Start your day by talking to the Kings of the Heavens and the Earth, and see how your life transforms. The relationship with Allah is the best relationship you can ever have! But how do you do that?
The way to develop a relationship with Allah is through talking to Him and listening to Him. When you are in Salah you are actually talking to Him and when you are reading the Qur’an you are listening to His Words. Start with the prayer. Spend time reciting and understanding the Qur’an. When you read the Qur’an you will feel that Allah is telling you something, STOP and ponder over the meanings. Pray and ask Allah to show you true guidance and ask for His help and His love.
Don’t let your busy schedule in life stop you from missing your Salah or Delaying your Salah. Unfortunately some Muslims will line up at stores for hours for a good deal on a sale, but come late to Salah to get what money cannot buy. Hold on to your Salah! Do not leave it for ANYTHING!A busy life makes prayer Harder but prayer makes a busy life easier.
If you treat your Salah as a CHORE, you will not enjoy it. Treat it as a CONVERSATION between you and Allah, and your perception should change. Why do you rush while you perform Salah? Isn’t the one you are standing in front of in control of whatever you are rushing for?
By earnestly performing the five daily prayers, we achieve the greatest of blessings: cleared off our sins and increase in rank with our Lord. Prayer is a potent remedy for our sickness, for it instills our faith in our souls. As for those that keep away from the mosque and away from prayer, for them is unhappiness, wretchedness and an embittered life.
Sujood is a position where you realize your own nothingness in front of His greatness. A humbling reminder that you not only submit to Him with your limbs in those fleeting seconds of your life, but that you also submit to Him in the strongest sense – His plan and Divine decree for you. That is the ultimate form of submission, which you submit with your Heart.
Life cannot become boring when we establish connection with the giver of Happiness. When we remember Allah by glorifying Him, being conscious of him and thanking Him, He remembers us by answering our prayers, protecting us and guiding us throughout our lives. Scared? Pray. Over thinking? Pray. Losing hope? Pray. Worried? Pray. Struggling? Pray. Success is from Allah alone. So, go towards Allah and Allah will bring you closer to success. If you want guaranteed success, make every effort to please Allah.
“If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And upon Allah let the believers rely.” [Quran, 3:160]
Bint Shahul Hameed
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