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Practical Steps to Developing Khushoo in Salah

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Abdul Nasir Jangda is the founder and director of Qalam Institute. He is a hafiz and specialist in Sīrah & Hanafi Fiqh with a Bachelor's from Jamia Binoria, a Master’s in Arabic from Karachi University, and a Master’s in Islamic Studies from the University of Sindh.

15 Comments

15 Comments

  1. emirzad

    May 1, 2009 at 7:25 AM

    assalamualaikum,
    i need something on this page. why is it blank?

  2. Mehedi Islam

    May 1, 2009 at 7:58 AM

    Walykumasalam,

    You should see a blip.tv video player, maybe you need to install/upgrade your flash player (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)

  3. Algebra

    May 1, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Aslamu-alaikum:

    This was a very nice lesson on Salat. I have a question, How does one get in the habit of praying Fajr ON TIME. Its difficult. Sometimes, i can do it for months and there are some times when i can’t do it on time. Is there any solution to get the FAJR PRAYER ON TIME CONSISTENTLY.
    Any advice.
    salam

  4. emirzad

    May 1, 2009 at 10:13 PM

    sorry shaktimaan

  5. Bahader from Sweden

    May 2, 2009 at 1:19 AM

    @Algebra

    Salamo aleikom! My advice is: Find a good sister/brother to wake you up by calling your cellphone..

    When you wake up, you call first.. And vice versa ..

  6. ibnkhalil

    May 2, 2009 at 2:26 AM

    @ALGEBRA

    Sr here are some tips. May Allah make it easy.

    Sleep early.
    A day started with Fajr is a day worth living
    Shaytan urinates on the ears so you cannot get up for fajr
    Shaytan ties three knots on your neck so you want be able to get up. First knot is untied when you getup,second when you make wudhu and the third when you pray
    If you pray fajr Allah takes responsibility of all your affairs for the day. (Hadith)
    The hardest Salah on the hypocrites is Fajr and isha. Think about this when you are sleeping for Fajr.
    Salah is obligatory after tawheed. The four imams are in agreement that anyone not praying the five Salah voluntarily must be killed because it is what separates the believers from the kuffar.
    Remember all the above are for Salah in jama3ah.
    The people of hell will be asked by the people of Paradise why they ended up in the hell fire and they will answer they were not amongst the musallin.
    So remember your death when we will die and will be asked about Salah.
    May Allah give us the tawfeeq to pray the Salah on time
    Wa jazakAllah khair
    Wasalam o alaykum

  7. Algebra

    May 2, 2009 at 9:57 PM

    Aslamu-alaikum:
    Brother Ibnkhalil
    I DIDN’t say that I miss my FAJR i said I have trouble praying it on time. When i wake up in the morning which happens to be after sunrise I do make it up. But in any case Being a hypocrite is SCARY. even if i put the alarm, i just turn it off and sometimes i can’t even hear it. Thank you for the advice about going to sleep EARLY. THAT I KNOW IS ONE OF MY MISTAKES.
    So i am going to work on that inshAllah.
    salam

  8. muslim

    May 3, 2009 at 5:03 PM

    salaam who is this speaker?

  9. emirzad

    May 4, 2009 at 6:33 AM

    assalamualaikum,

    just pray to Allaah before sleep to help you get up in the morning;
    double reward, one with intentions until you perform the action of praying fajr.
    allahumma ‘ajalnaakum minallazina mustaghfirinaa bil as’ahaar. ameen

    ps video is not working after flash update in chrome?

  10. Algebra

    May 4, 2009 at 5:44 PM

    Aslamu-alaikum:
    @emirzad @ibnkhalil

    Thank you for your advice and DUA. so far two days in a row i have been able to wake up MashAllah. Now I have to keep it up for at least 21 days so it can become a habit. Thank you. That hypocrite thing really scared me i just don’t want to be that.
    salam

  11. tahir

    May 6, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    AOA

    keep your alarm clock far away from the bed.. this has proved very helpful for me. usually i would just hit the snooze button and then doze off only to get up when the time was past gone.. so now i keep the alarm clock well away on a dresser.

    so when i get up and walk those few steps to turn it off, the desire to come back to bed is broken and i go for wudu immediatly.

    also some told me that its best to put your alarm on your cell and keep it far away and make sure your alarm bell is same as your ringtone so you will definately get up because you dont know if its someone calling or the alarm.. because usually one is lazy about alarm but vigilant about who is calling.. i find this is a bit complique!

    try one insha-allah it will work for all.

    i heard this interesting piece of info from someone but i dont know how authentic it is, that the jews recently said that you sholuld not fear muslims now, but when you see that there mosques are full in the morn just as they are on friday then fear them greatly…

    Tahir

  12. girl

    October 5, 2009 at 9:57 AM

    can anyone please help me. u c i have this great big problem any time i get up for prayer and decide to pray i put it of .the problem is growing and iits bcome so agravating that i am shocked at myself .this has started recently. i was very particular about my prayers before and wasnt like this. please anyone do help me. give me some tips to improve myself.

  13. Happy

    March 3, 2010 at 7:23 AM

    Assalam-o-alikum
    Sure Girl! I can understand some time many of us face same problem that we get up for prayer and decide to pray but sudden we put it off. Along with in this circumstance human annoying that how he/she done it relatively he/she planed. However couldn’t perform due to the problem which happened outstanding to many reason as in girl you describe and whenever you awake/stand prepared for pray but sudden some fault/happening/ms- think or whatever ….occurs some other beings face this problem too which vary reason to reason……….
    Nearby me I can describe the solution of this problem in tow suggestions. Hopefully they will work out for you!
    1. Firstly put concern in your mind that breath is important for alive and I can’t take breath without perform my Salaah. Because Allah (Subhana-wa-ta`ala) send us on this earth for special aim which comprise gain His willing. When u set such think in your brainpower then implements it in your daily routine. Mean to say modify your practice regard performs salaah. Consequently you stop your breath, don’t take any little bit breath. For few minutes u can adjust without breath but not more, and that time u make a decision that u will not take breath until u complete equipped for wadu or perform salaah. Surely this exercise will plug away that you perform Salaah, because you could not like end breath further turn over you die.
    2. Secondly in lay pray off sense situation you revive belief in your mind observe aim of your life, the fear of grave and hell punishments , scariness about court of hereafter and Obligations which are our duty from Allah (Subhana-wa-ta`ala). Subsequently by thinking all these at that time you will capable to get that why not! I can perform Salaah. No force pressures me to put off or to keep away from perform Salaah…………………….
    Expectantly these submissions will help you Insha’Allah
    Allah hafiz

  14. littlesohail 2001

    February 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM

    salaam..
    I have a question. i recently became a hijabi, and i wanted to know if i had to wear hijab infront of male elder cousins??? blood cousins??? or any male family memeber older than you???
    Q2: can you have stuffed animals in your house?? even if they are in a box??? or are you going to be asked on the day of resurrection to bring them to life?? And can you play with them??

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