Communicate Allah SWT through Salaat

Our whole Salaat is an act of communicating with Allah Taala. The moment we make the Niyat and have stood, we are in the court of Allah Taala. In our every recitation of Surahs, our every Ruku (bowing down), every Sajdah (prostration) we are communicating with Allah Taala and indeed Allah Taala is watching us all the time and this belief is especially practiced during Salaat. Man will be shown their deeds after being resurrected; how fortunate would those souls be which sincerely and patiently perform their prayers today! See what our Lord relates in the Quran:

وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلاَّ عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ

الَّذِينَ يَظُنُّونَ أَنَّهُم مُّلاَقُو رَبِّهِمْ وَأَنَّهُمْ إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ-

Meaning: Seek help through patience and prayer. It is indeed exacting, but not for those who are humble in their hearts, Who bear in mind that they are to meet their Lord, and that to Him they are to return. (Sura Baqara: 45-46)

Luqman – the wise, called Hakeem, advised his son, to think about the grave and day of judgment if there is any sort of laziness befalling the Salaat.

Cannot these thoughts attract our concentration toward Allah Taala during Salaat?! Obviously some effort to reflect on the thoughts alike will enable us to refrain from the unmindfulness in Salaat insha-Allaah.

It is during Sajdah a servant gets to the closest to his Lord – Allah Taala. In this world Sajdah is the greatest opportunity for a human to attain such proximity. It has been clearly stated:

كَلَّا لَا تُطِعۡهُ وَٱسۡجُدۡ وَٱقۡتَرِب

Meaning: No! Never obey him, and bow down in sajdah, and come close to Me. (Sura Alaq: 19)

We have a choice now and this choice could be only made in this momentary life of the world. After the end of this life, there is no prayer, no dua, no chance for good deed. Let us turn to Allah today, now.

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