|Beauty of Salaah|
Do you feel your Salaah (prayer) is not having the effect it is supposed to have on your life? It seems we’ve lost the ability to connect in Salaah that makes all the difference in its effect on us. The people of the past found serenity in Salaah:
On one occasion a Sahaabi was in Salaah when he was shot with an arrow in the chest. He pulled it out and continued in prayer. A second arrow hit him and he did the same. A third arrow was shot but now he could no longer stand and fell bleeding. Another Sahaabi rushed to his aid saying, ‘Why didn't you alert me from the first arrow?" The Sahaabi replied, ‘I was in the middle of a (beautiful) Surah and didn't wish to interrupt my recitation of it.’
Ask yourself: Why do I pray? We need to start praying out of love, out of longing to be with the one we love. Pray for the comfort that comes from being with the one you love.
There are 3 reasons which make you love someone:
1. Either because that someone is beautiful.
2. Or because that someone deals kindly with you.
3. Or because that someone has done many favours for you.
Allah is all of these and more. Doesn't He deserve to be the most worthy of our love over everything. Musa alaihis salaam fainted when he only saw the mountain which saw Allah's beauty. Imagine if it was a direct sight!
Allah is so Kind that when we sin against Him, we sin using the very gifts and He has given us, yet He continues to protect us, even while we're in the act! You will not find anyone more kind.
As for Allah's favours upon us, close your eyes a while to appreciate just the gift of sight alone.
Remember: The sweetness of this life lies in remembering Allah, the sweetness of the next life lies in seeing Him! The next time you go for prayer, go because you love Him, because you miss Him and long to be with Him.
By M Hubbi
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