By Bint e Aisha
Don't Delay OR Miss Salah
It shows that you lack discipline, internal strength, and integrity to be where you are supposed to be ‘on time’ for your most important appointments of the day, and you are not dependable.
No one likes to say about themselves that they are not dependable or lack discipline, but actions speak louder than words, and being late for salah is the first warning that you are on a slippery slope towards being chronically late in everything else in your life.
Al-Hasan Al-Basri said: "When salah is the least of your concerns, then what is your most important concern? As much as you fix your salah, your life will be fixed. Did you not know that salah was equated with Success: ‘Come to Prayer, Come to Success.’ How can you ask Allah for success when you are not responding to His right upon you?”
If you are wondering why there is a delay in your sustenance, in your marriage, in your work, in your health, look into your salah: are you delaying it?
‘If we truly have faith in the unseen and have faith in the Messenger of Allah telling us that Allah wants us to meet Him 5 times every day in our salah, then we should take salah more seriously.’
“And bid your family to perform Salah and adhere to it yourself. We ask no provision from you. We give provision to you. And the end is in favour of Taqwa.
Qur’an: Chapter 20, Verse 132
By Bint e Aisha
There are seven characteristics that Allaah and His Messenger (peace be upon him) mentioned about the salaah of the hypocrites:
1) They stand in salaah lazily.
2) They only remember Allaah a little in the salaah.
3) They show off for the people (i.e. they pray to be seen).
4) They don’t fear Allaah.
5) They don’t establish the salaah at its proper time.
6) They don’t perform the prayer in congregation.
7) They don’t have any tranquility in the salaah, instead they peck like a bird.
May Allah free our hearts from hypocrisy. (Ameen)
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