Our whole Salaat is an act of communicating with Allah Taala. The moment we make the intention and got into th prayer – Salat, we are in the court of Allah Taala.
In every posture now, from standing to the sitting state we are communicating with Allah Taala. Indeed Allah Taala is watchful although we do not see Him. Hadith urges us to keep on thinking in Salah that Allah is seeing me. This is a fact of course that Allah is always seeing us. However, Salah takes us closest to Allah and therefore, the thought bears greater fruit to increase faith and improve all good deeds.
Man will be shown their deeds after being resurrected in the afterlife. How fortunate would those souls be which sincerely and patiently perform their prayers today! See what our Lord mentions in the Holy 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 laziness and lag felt to perform Salaat. This is a very useful piece of advice, which we could follow too. Laziness often threatens to overpower us and keep us far from prayers. When we would trigger the right thought at that moment, inshaAllah we would win against idleness.
It is during the Sajdah – prostration, 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 supplication, no chance for any actions. Let us turn to Allah today and right now.