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4. This Ramadan. . .Enjoy Your Salah.

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Waking up in the morning, have to get dressed for work/school, the kids are screaming, breakfast isn’t ready yet;
On the way to work- someone scratches your vehicle, someone wrongfully overtakes you;  At school/work – someone offends you, someone makes you angry;
Everything is just so stressful. .uurgh! You’re just looking to take your mind off things.

Allah(SWT) has given us times of respite during the day and it is Salah.

The Prophet S.A.W.S said that the “coolness of my eyes lies in salah“. {Nisa’i, Bayhaqi & Musnad Ahmad}

When you begin your prayer saying “Allahu Akbar”, you have essentially testified aloud that Allah is Greater than any of the thoughts, pending work, or worries you might have. You have made an open announcement that He, ‘azza wa jalla, is More Important than anything else at that moment. Then why let thoughts of this or that disturb your mind the moment you start your prayer.

This Ramadan, start viewing your Salah from a different angle. Stop taking it as a burden or a chore but as an escape from the chaos of this world and enjoy your time together with your Creator.

Today, as soon as you say “Allahu Akbar”, say it with the realization that Allah, in front of whom I am standing, is Bigger and More Able than anyone to solve my problems, help finish my tasks, and dispel my worries. Your prayer will take an entirely new dimension!

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The Conversation

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As I begin my conversation with the Highest One above me
on His throne, He sits and awaits for His Glory

… Human Imagination is infinite, but imagining His throne
Is out of my reach

Calling out to tell Him His Greatness
yet it’s beyond my speech.. but I try

In details, I tell Him that
He is the Beneficial, The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Al Rahman , Al Raheem
Then bowing down and reminding myself
that all Glory is owed to Him…

Wondering if He hears my whispers and if I’m that worthy slave
Oh Lord what may Your answers be to me?

Coming back to my initial stance
I thank Him for every heart beat that is given to thee

Placing my forehead to the floor , in all humility
softly speaking a few words, as He hears me supplicating for
an eternity of success in this dunyaa and akhira
wishing for nothing less..

I’ve reached the end of talking to Him
It’s time to go but not just yet..
I send my Salam to the two, peaceful greetings
goodbye for now.. As we will reunite once again later

Now I contemplate wondering if He who is my Lord will
speak to me, and greet His slave as I’ve greeted Him
for my own sake

I can only wish and pray, but I ask
Oh Allah please grant me that.. peaceful place

Five Levels of Prayer by Ibn Qayyim

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Ibn-Al-Qayyim Al-Jawziyyah
(rahimahullaah) said:
And mankind, with regard to their
performance of prayer are in five
levels:
The First: The level of the one who is
negligent and wrongs his soul: He is the
one who falls short in performing
wudhoo (ablution) properly, performing
the prayer upon its time and within its
specified limits, and in fulfilling its
essential pillars.
The Second: The one who guards his
prayers upon their proper times and
within their specified limits, fulfils their
essential pillars and performs his
wudhoo with care. However, his striving
(in achieving the above) is wasted due
whisperings in his prayer so he is taken
away by thoughts and ideas.
The Third: The one who guards his
prayers within the specified limits,
fulfils their essential pillars and strives
with himself to repel the whisperings,
thoughts and ideas. He is busy
struggling against his enemy (Shaytaan)
so that he does not steal from the
prayer. On account of this he is engaged
in (both) prayer and jihaad.
The Fourth: The one who stands for the
prayer, completes and perfects its due
rights, its essential pillars, performs it
within its specified limits and his heart
becomes engrossed in safeguarding its
rights and specified limits, so that
nothing is wasted from it. His whole
concern is directed towards its
establishment, its completion and its
perfection, as it should be. His heart is
immersed in the prayer and in
enslavement to his Lord the Exalted.
The Fifth: The one who stands for the
prayer like the one mentioned above.
However, on top of this, he has taken
and placed his heart in front of his
Lord Azzawajall, looking towards Him
with his heart with anticipation, (his
heart) filled with His love and His
might, as if he sees and witnesses
Allaah. The whisperings, thoughts and
ideas have vanished and the coverings
which are between him and his Lord are
raised. What is between this person and
others with respect to the prayer, is
superior and greater than what is
between the heavens and the earth. This
person is busy with his Lord Azzawajall,
delighted with Him.
The First type will be punished, the
second type will be held to account, the
third will have his sins and shortcomings
expiated, the fourth will be rewarded
and the fifth will be close to his Lord,
because he will receive the portion of the
one who makes his prayer the delight
and pleasure of his eye. Whoever makes
his prayer, the delight and pleasure of
his eye, will have the nearness to his
Lord Azzawajall made the delight and
pleasure of his eye in the hereafter. He
will also be made a pleasure to the eye
in this world since whoever makes Allaah
the pleasure of his eye in this world,
every other eye will become delighted
and pleased with him.

Hadith of the day

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[Muslim]
On the authority of Abu Malik Al-Harith bin Asim Al-Ashari said that the messenger of Allah said: “Purity is half of faith. alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fills the scales, and subhana-Allah [How far is Allah from every imperfection] and alhamdu-lillah [Praise be to Allah] fill that which is between heaven and earth. Prayer is light; charity is a proof; patience is illumination; and the Quran is an argument for or against you. Everyone starts his day and is a vendor of his soul, either freeing it or bringing about its ruin.”