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Are You a Muslim Who Doesn’t Pray? Read On.

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You want to pray, but you just.. Can’t.

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to be one of those people who pray.. It seems so easy for some. They just get up and do it. Perhaps you were one of those people at one time, but now.. Not so much.

Something inside you is broken. Scratch that.. It’s not exactly broken.. More like, it feels hollow inside. Something is missing. You feel nothing.. Numb.

So how do we get from this to praying? The problem with most advice on salah is that it looks at things from a reactive point of view instead of a proactive point of view. Not praying? Well, just start. Or better yet, take one salah at a time and keep building until you reach five. Good advice, no?

No. It doesn’t address what leads a person towards salah to begin with.

For some one who feels that hollowness inside, ‘just praying’ does nothing to stir the soul. It doesn’t fill you up. And, in fact, it can deplete you even further. No, you need to start somewhere else.. You need to fill yourself up before your actions all follow suit.

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We pray because of one simple reason: We love Allah. It’s the loving Allah part that makes it easy. It’s the loving Allah part that makes you stand up when you’re exhausted. Without that piece of the puzzle, nothing else will make salah stick.

When we look at the early Muslims, when Islam first came down, were there a lot of commandments? No, there weren’t. The early surahs are filled with lessons about Allah, about His Angels, His Messengers, His Books. The rules and regulations came later, after the foundation was built. So when we look at our own lives, why do we focus on the rules and regulations without paying attention to the foundation first?

If we want to be amongst those who pray.. Who pray regularly and easily.. Who jump up when the time for salah begins.. Then we need to begin first by building a love for Allah. And in order to do this, we need to KNOW Him.

I always tell people who aren’t praying to begin first with dhikr. Say SubhanAllah 100 times each day. And as you do so, reflect on our own weaknesses, and the Greatness of Allah. Reflect on how it is only with His Help that we are able to do anything. When you do this, you’ll start a habit of THINKING about Allah. You’re remembering Him.

And what happens when you remember Allah? It starts to soften your dead heart.. You start to have more peace.. And most importantly, He remembers YOU.

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Ibn al-Qayyim stated, “In the heart there is hardness which can only be softened by remembrance of Allah. So the slave must treat the hardness of his heart with the remembrance of Allah.”

“Unquestionably, by the remembrance of Allah hearts are assured.” (Qur’an, 13:28)

“I am to my servant as he expects of Me, I am with him when he remembers Me. If he remembers Me in his heart, I remember him to Myself, and if he remembers me in an assembly, I mention him in an assembly better than his…” (Bukhari and Muslim)

Be MINDFUL of this as you sit each day doing some dhikr. Think to yourself, I am walking towards Allah.. As the last hadith goes on to say..

“… When he comes closer to Me by a handspan, I come closer to him an arm’s length. If he draws closer to Me by an arm’s length, I draw closer by a distance of two outstretched arms nearer to him. If my servant comes to Me walking, I go to him running.” (Al-Bukhari)

You’re not praying (yet) but be mindful that you are getting closer. Allow yourself to be in a state where you know you aren’t doing what you’re supposed to, but you’re taking steps to get there. One of the tactics of Shaitan is that he leads you to believe that it’s all or nothing. Either you’re praying, or you’re sinfully not. So when we’re not, a dark cloud of guilt hovers over us, leaving us in darkness, unable to move forward.

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Do you know the story of the man who killed 99 men?

Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Prophet of Allah (PBUH) said: “There was a man from among a nation before you who killed ninety-nine people and then made an inquiry about the most learned person on the earth. He was directed to a monk.

He came to him and told him that he had killed ninety-nine people and asked him if there was any chance for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the negative and the man killed him also completing one hundred. He then asked about the most learned man in the earth. He was directed to a scholar. He told him that he had killed one hundred people and asked him if there was any chance for his repentance to be accepted. He replied in the affirmative and asked, `Who stands between you and repentance? Go to such and such land; there (you will find) people devoted to prayer and worship of Allah, join them in worship, and do not come back to your land because it is an evil place.’ So he went away and hardly had he covered half the distance when death overtook him; and there was a dispute between the angels of mercy and the angels of torment. The angels of mercy pleaded, ‘This man has come with a repenting heart to Allah,’ and the angels of punishment argued, ‘He never did a virtuous deed in his life.’ Then there appeared another angel in the form of a human being and the contending angels agreed to make him arbiter between them. He said, `Measure the distance between the two lands. He will be considered belonging to the land to which he is nearer.’ They measured and found him closer to the land (land of piety) where he intended to go, and so the angels of mercy collected his soul”.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

In another version: “He was found to be nearer to the locality of the pious by a cubit and was thus included among them”. Another version says: “Allah commanded (the land which he wanted to leave) to move away and commanded the other land (his destination) to draw nearer and then He said: “Now measure the distance between them.’ It was found that he was nearer to his goal by a hand’s span and was thus forgiven”. It is also narrated that he drew closer by a slight movement on his chest.

What is awesome about this story is that he hadn’t dramatically changed in terms of his actions. He was just WALKING towards change. And that was enough for Allah. Allah is so patient that He watches us disobey Him. And He waits. Waiting for us to turn back to Him. SubhanAllah!

So begin by walking towards Him. And be mindful that when you do your dhikr, you are taking a step.

Another good step is to begin learning His Names. When you KNOW Him, really know Him, you can’t help but attach your heart onto Him. Knowing Allah’s Names will draw your heart closer to Him. And as it does so, you will remember Him more..

Over time, your desire to please Him and turn back to Him will increase.. And this, my friends, is what will fill you up. This is what will take away the hollowness.. THIS is what will make salah easy. THIS is where the advice, ‘take it one salah at a time’ will be beneficial. When you get to this place, it won’t be such a giant leap to contemplate standing up for one prayer. And slowly, one will become two.. And so on..

But before you begin building your prayers, take the time to build your foundations, just as they early Muslims did. Start with baby steps, like doing dhikr or learning His Names.

Author: Saira Siddique

 Saira Siddiqui is a freelance writer/online instructor who holds a Masters in Education.  Prior to having children she taught for several years in the public and private sector.  When she is not writing for others she enjoys writing for her own blog, Confessions of a Muslim Mommaholic.  She currently lives in Texas with her husband and three children.

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184 Comments

  1. ghadah

    January 7, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    that was a great story, keep it up

    • HIdayah

      February 4, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      I totally agree (:

      • Dana

        February 8, 2015 at 9:40 am

        I Agree

      • Abdikadir

        May 20, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        JazakAllhukher

    • anita

      February 6, 2015 at 4:46 am

      Good writing

    • sherean

      February 6, 2015 at 5:55 am

      This gave me hope and makes me want to change for the better closer to allah

      • Sarah

        February 11, 2017 at 5:20 pm

        Me neither. And I feel so bad & sad of my act as a muslim, but didn’t perform complete salah in a day.

    • Katheeja

      February 6, 2015 at 8:05 am

      Excellent food for Thought & Soul

    • shelita warren

      February 11, 2015 at 3:53 am

      thank you

    • Maddy

      February 13, 2015 at 7:09 pm

      I’m crying so much

      • Mike

        July 29, 2016 at 7:17 pm

        Hi Maddy, I will pray for you.

    • Mike

      June 4, 2015 at 6:38 am

      I was not sure where in the Koran it mentions that God loves us.

      • Sapiee

        December 18, 2015 at 5:27 pm

        The Quran begins with “In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

        • Nedoll

          March 8, 2016 at 12:47 am

          Allah loves all his servants

          • halimah

            May 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm

            halimah

          • Mike

            July 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

            Where does it say that?

        • Mike

          July 29, 2016 at 7:18 pm

          And where is the word love in this prayer?

          • Rose

            February 8, 2017 at 3:47 pm

            I feel so blessed to be born as Islam

      • AADIL

        May 26, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        Many times. For instance : Ch 85 V 14 quran.com/85/14

        • Mike

          July 29, 2016 at 7:20 pm

          Sorry, I didn’t find the world Love. Can you share the surah and verse

      • Fahim Ansari

        July 29, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        That means you have not read it properly 🙂

        • taril bourhail

          August 18, 2016 at 5:39 am

          The holy koran
          Starts with mercy.

      • Bayan

        November 28, 2016 at 4:34 am

        The you my friend, are in desperate need of a translated version, so that you find proof on your own. Allah is arabic term for God, and your thinking thay God hates us? Wjy do we exist then?

    • Wahida jafar

      November 13, 2015 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks a lot…..

      • Bayan

        November 28, 2016 at 4:37 am

        If you are able to translate the prayers then you would understand and know that God loves his creations. I suggest you do your research.

    • sumayah

      April 7, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Jazakallah khair sister may Allah bless you this has helped me dearly

    • Begum

      May 17, 2016 at 5:40 pm

      All the great!

    • Sumaya Jeewa

      July 9, 2016 at 3:42 am

      U take the first step 2 Allah ..thats all it takes, Allah is most forgiving and most merciful.

      • Mike

        July 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm

        Really! How and where. If his prophet killed innocent people, robbed did everything “unmerciful”. How do you say that. If anything, if you want to find the true God. The God of Love. The God of Mercy. I suggest you look at Essa/Jesus. This is the truth. If you don’t believe it. Then ask God and the almighty will reveal the truth to you.

        • Ahmed

          September 2, 2016 at 4:45 am

          Give me more evidence and more than 3

        • Samia

          September 28, 2016 at 2:32 am

          listen Allah is the 1 and only if you have a problem with that then get off of this website

        • Suraj

          February 14, 2017 at 2:43 am

          Mike use ur head. Jesus is a servant and messenger of Allah. Nd he is send to particular group of people not to the whole world. For Islam, before you utter anything about prophet and Islam learn about the religion first. May Allah guide us to d Right path

  2. HIdayah

    February 4, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Wow, that makes me ponder right now. It’s a good article, thanks for sharing. (:

    • Sulaiman

      April 2, 2015 at 3:41 am

      Hadaanallah, may Allah give us guidance

  3. Niz

    February 4, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    This article very well said what I wanted to, to those who questioned why I am yet to start salah. What they do not know is that, I have been taking the baby steps. In shaa Allah, I’ll be able to perform the full 5 times each day, real soon. 🙂

  4. aishah ashley lee

    February 4, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Thank u for this entry. I am what the opening words described as. I am trying my best to walk back the right path. I feel motivated with this.

    • Nora Lee

      February 6, 2015 at 4:11 am

      Walk back to HIM HE is waiting for u to call out to HIM. May Allah guide u to the right path, with peace and tranquilty. Ameen.

      • Aisha Van Dyke

        February 18, 2015 at 3:37 pm

        SubhanAllah …. Salaam . Indeed!

      • Patrice howard

        May 6, 2016 at 8:22 pm

        Thanks alot jaza allah khair firdos this has helped me alot after so many years of straying away from islam.n its teachings subhan allah am thankful for ur quote

  5. Paul

    February 4, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    Nice! Great interpretation and motivational.

  6. Elle

    February 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Very interesting and useful article. Would be nice it it’s shorter n sent over a few days or times…. Tks.

  7. amalina

    February 4, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Honestly,this was one of the best read i’ve ha so far,thank you for sharing the knowledge that i could apply to myself

  8. H

    February 4, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    it just a really great article that makes me start thinking bout it.

  9. idah

    February 5, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Reading this opens my eyes.m realy touched with tears…Allah is so great!i’m on my path towards You..

  10. Naveen

    February 5, 2015 at 2:26 am

    good thoughts for sure!

  11. zaramin

    February 5, 2015 at 4:46 am

    this article is very good. its just what im searching for. thank you very much.

  12. hawatif

    February 5, 2015 at 5:20 am

  13. hawatif

    February 5, 2015 at 5:22 am

    subhanallah.. tearssss…. :'(

    http://duniaraha.com/memakmurkan-rumah-allah/

  14. IFR

    February 5, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Alhamdulillah .twas years ago where I started to complete 5times prayer in a day. And Alhamdulillah until now. Non stop..whenever the times come..i will pray. Wthout fail. Alhamdulillah syukran for your hidayah to me Ya Allah.and bcse of that now im living happily .so to ppl out there. Statt at least 3times a day. In shaa Allah.. soon ull completing 5times a day. Do for the sake of Allah swt.

  15. Zinat Fazal

    February 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

    How beautifully written. Allah swt is worthy of much much more. He gives us so much without even asking. Prayer is only one way to thank him. The rest comes with our behaviour and actions. Thank you for such an insightful article. May Allah swt bless your noble intentions.

  16. Zinat Fazal

    February 5, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Ameen

  17. Jas

    February 5, 2015 at 8:58 am

    Beautiful article sister Saira

  18. Sean

    February 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

    Bless you sister

  19. Nissa

    February 5, 2015 at 10:37 am

    This is what I have been searching for……thanks for sharing.

  20. Abdul

    February 5, 2015 at 10:44 am

    You really are a Master of Education. Saira.

  21. ili

    February 5, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Thank you so much for this article. May Allah bless you always.

  22. Zul Azmi Zahini

    February 5, 2015 at 11:17 am

    A motivation for me

  23. Adam

    February 5, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Besides the spiritual aspect you can also look at physical aspect. Some people do some jogging or light running after they woke up to kickstart their day. I found out (after I started praying, very late sadly) that Subuh prayer is enough to prepare myself before going to work. Zuhur prayer keeps me awake after the usual sleepyhead I always felt post lunch. Asar prayer is the workout I need after my daily work ends. Maghrib before dinner increased my appetite and Isya is my final workout before bed.

  24. sandra

    February 5, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I agree this is a well put article but as a non-muslim i would love to know why do you pray 5x a day. Why can’t 1x a day be suffiecient like most other religions?
    If you are a good person, whether you pray 5x or 1x you will still be a good person RIGHT?
    Pls do all start jumping down my throat for my comments i am married to a muslim man and have alway wondered why his family prayed so many times and what exactly the purpose is.

    • sandra

      February 5, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      I meant to stay pls do not jump down my throat for my inquiry

      • Wan R

        February 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm

        Salam Sandra,

        It’s good that you’re wondering. The beauty of Islam can only be appreciated when one is sincerely seeking for an answer. And insyaAllah if you do, so you will find.

        The simplest reason to five daily prayers is explained in a hadith which exemplify how the five prayers remove sins like water removes dirt.

        Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day, would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet said, “That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah erases evil deeds.”

        Source: Sahih Bukahri 505, Sahih Muslim 667

        Hope this helps.

        • جاسم

          December 16, 2015 at 11:56 am

          Hi Sandra
          Imagine that you bought a new car and you are taking it be serviced once every day do you think that this car would fail you in its life time.

          Now imagine that you take it to be serviced five times a day. Do you think there would be even a slight chance

      • Amir

        February 5, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        If you know the joy of praying and the rewards one will get because of praying, you will not stop at the 5 compulsory prayers but the supererogatory ones as well. When you put your head down in prostration and feel the immense awe and shame in front of Allah’s might and how calmness and serenity feels your heart, you would want to do it. It is not a matter of being a good person. It is because your soul needs prayer just like how your body needs food to stay alive,

        • Samia

          September 28, 2016 at 2:33 am

          Salam alikum jasem you speak arabic? I am a arabic girl I am 19 years old Mashallah

      • Zamzam

        February 5, 2015 at 11:55 pm

        Good question. Just to share my thoughts on this is that Allah swt gifted us with salah, which is most needed to all humanity, if you ponder about the specific times it explains why, as it was well said by one of above comments that u don’t need to go to gym anymore, Allah swt has designed it in such a manner that we need that boost of energy which is only the tip of the iceberg for blessings and protection from the accursed enemy of humanity who is satan and vowed to get us from all directions, salah and zikr is shield from falling victim to this unseen enemy, and we cannot resist satan without the help of Allah swt. and initially our beloved Prophet Muhammad saw was commanded for us to perform 50 Salams daily and our Rasool saw pleaded with Allah swt a few times and Allah swt the all knowing and most merciful reduced to 5 salahs a day and assured that if perfected well benefit from it as we performed the 50 Salahs initially required.

      • Kareem

        February 6, 2015 at 3:00 am

        No one should jump down your throat Sandra 🙂
        Why do you eat 3-4 times a day?.. That’s right, your body needs it. Our souls need this connection (Salat), this recharge, synch in order to stay good & protected from all the sinful temptations: Sheitan or self initiated. The latter is “Gheib” and therefore hard to appreciate, however so true. “إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنْكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ﴿٤٥ العنكبوت﴾”اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ ۖ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ (45) “..for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds..”Al-Ankaboot aya 45, Quran

      • muslim

        February 6, 2015 at 3:04 am

        Sis. A story on isra mikraj, insyaa Allah can help answer your question.

      • Sami

        February 6, 2015 at 4:13 am

        That’s a great question and I’ll try and be sussinct in answering. Shaitaan is always beckoning us to deviate from the straight path. Whether it be something tiny or something big. He’s always whispering in our ears. When one prays to Allah SWT, not only are we showing our submission and obedience to HIM, but we are also asking for HIS forgiveness and as Allah is Merciful, we are cleansed of our sin. Human nature is such that we tend not to be influenced by Shaitaan after praying or asking for forgiveness. However, this fortitude can start to waiver as time goes on. If we pray throughout the day, we can ensure that we are protected against Shaitaan and that we stay on the path of righteousness. Prayer times are like steeping stones to get through the day !

        If you get time, research Surah 17 (Al Isra) and Hadith around the Prophet Muhammad’s (PBUH) Night Journey. It was during the night journey and ascension through the heavens that he was instructed on the details of Salaat or daily prayers. Allah SWT had asked many many more prayers from us but the prophet asked HIM to reduce it to 5.

      • Ara

        February 6, 2015 at 8:31 am

        Well, the Isra and Mi`raj, the Night Journey and the Ascension, is one of those miraculous stories that we need to know about Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) and Islam – especially when one special pillar of Islam was established then – our five daily prayers.

        So, this is what had happened…
        Our Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) was sleeping at the Ka`aba one night, late in the month of Rajab. He loved sleeping there as he could feel the serenity of this special place of worship.

        That was until he was awoken by Archangel Angel Gabriel, who was nudging him by his foot.

        The Prophet and the Angel had already known each other well enough, of course, and the Messenger of Allah instantly knew that there was a special message awaiting him, especially if the Angel visited him in the middle of the night!

        Before he knew it, Prophet Muhammad set eyes on an animal. It looked much like a horse, but it had wings – yes a horse with wings!

        A flying horse, he must have thought. Imagine that, seeing such a creature nearby the Ka`aba. This was going to be a journey to remember.

        Prophet Muhammad mounted Buraq – that was what the creature was called – and accompanied by Angel Gabriel they took a leap into the night sky – pass the clouds, pass the stars, into the darkness.

        Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) looked down and realized how far away he was from the ground, but he never felt scared, as he knew this was special journey with special lessons and that Allah the Almighty had planned all of this for him and all the generations of Muslims to come – yes, all the way until us.

        When they descended back to earth, Prophet Muhammad realized that he had reached the Masjid in Jerusalem and there waiting for him were all the other Prophets who had come to teach Allah’s religion way, way, way before Prophet Muhammad was appointed.

        They greeted each other and the Prophet led them in prayer.

        What a great congregation that must have been – all these Messengers and Prophets praying together to worship Allah and Allah alone.

        Then Angel Gabriel approached Prophet Muhammad with two vessels – one with milk and one with wine, seeing which he would choose. The Prophet chose the milk and drank it – upon this, Angel Gabriel knew that the Prophet had passed a special test, because he had chosen the drink that was good and pure for him, and not the other one, which was forbidden on earth.

        But the journey was not over yet. It was time to ascend to the Heavens.

        Angel Gabriel led Prophet Muhammad and Buraq once again, and they travelled upwards to the Heavens. I don’t know how much more amazing a journey can be, considering the different levels of the skies when travelling into the night! It must have been a scene so picturesque that Prophet Muhammad may have committed all to memory! After all, he was the only Prophet to have travelled this way…

        As they moved into the Heavens, the Prophet met several of the other Prophets at each level and they exchanged their greetings of peace.

        Just like us, we are all of one brotherhood of Islam – and Islam only allows us to give greetings of peace from one Muslim to another. Furthermore, they were no longer on earth, but in this special place for believers only – only good people are entitled to go to heaven, as per Allah’s decisions.

        Right at the top, Prophet Muhammad met Prophet Abraham, who was leaning on the Lute Tree. This tree is said to be the end of worldly knowledge – and that reminds us how only Almighty Allah (knows everything there is to know about the universe.
        Allah revealed to our Prophet that Muslim believers were to engage in 50 prayers every single day. Prophet Muhammad agreed and began his descent through the Heavens. As he was on his journey back down, he met with Prophet Moses, who was worried at the large number.

        He told Prophet Muhammad that 50 daily prayers were way too many for us, and so Prophet Muhammad decided to negotiate for a reduction from Almighty Allah. Almighty Allah reduced it by 5 prayers, making it 45 prayers, but Prophet Moses advised to continue to ask for less.

        After a few trips, there were only 5 daily prayers and Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) told Prophet Musa that he was too shy to ask for anything less.

        Hence, here we are today, with our second pillar of Islam, the five daily prayers. That is why we must try our level best to always fulfill them on time and with great accuracy, because Prophet Muhammad did some hard work in helping us to establish such a small number of prayers, and of course Allah in all of His Glory, allowed us to do this.

        We should be ever grateful for such a beautiful and simple religion!

        Back on Earth

        Angel Gabriel brought Prophet Muhammad back to Makkah and they bypassed a caravan, which was on the way there.

        In the morning, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) excitedly told the people of Makkah about his Night Journey and Ascension – and everyone, except a few of his beloved friends – laughed at him. He was mocked and bullied and called a mad man, but to their surprise, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) could answer their questions about Jerusalem and the caravan that he passed, arrived as he told them.

        Still, the disbelievers refused to believe him and continued to deny this miraculous message. Of course, there were those who stood by him – and this is a good reminder for us too.

        Sometimes we will run into people who are awful to us because they think it is silly to be a Muslim or to pray five times a day.

        Never forget that no one was bullied as much as Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) during the time he spread Islam – and God-willing, Allah the Almighty will always provide us with friends – good friends – who will stand by us, and take care of us, and always remind us that there’s nothing to be worried about when Allah is with us.

        The Night Journey and the Ascension is a wonderful story to remember.

        We are told of things that we can only dream of, but for Prophet Muhammad, they were very real, and he came back to earth to share his tale – so we will always continue to walk on the straight path, and love Allah for all the reasons of his Mercy that has been showered endlessly on His believers.

        (Source: http://www.onislam.net/english/family/story-time/463024-read-the-story-of-isra-and-miraj-to-your-kids.html)

        • Ayishatu Moro

          May 20, 2016 at 9:55 pm

          Alhamdulilah am happy to read this

      • Sarah Taher

        February 6, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        well since one prayer only takes five minutes making prayer 5 times a day is intended to keep you always connected to Allah through out the day for instance you might call your husband 2-3 times more or less everyday so the point is with life moving quickly and with all the things you have to do everyday it is very common that your heart needs several 5-min breaks throughout the day too 🙂

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      • Sara

        February 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm

        Thats a great question. Adding on to what others said above, it also gives us a chance to remember Allah 5 times a day. We remember our creator who brought us here. Its better to remember 5 times then only once.

      • Rushdia

        February 10, 2015 at 4:07 pm

        Alhamdulilaah

      • Ahmed

        May 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm

        Hi

        1stly Salaah or Namaaz i.e the 5 prayers were a gift from ALLAH GOD given 2 the Last Prophet Muhammed as A Gift unto Mankind the last Nation 2 come which is all of us
        2ndly it is a command of ALLAH 2 read all 5 Prayers A day each 1 with its own benefits

        FAJR
        ZUHR
        ASR
        MAGHRIB
        ESHAA

        AND oviasly to fulfill the 5times salaah per day is for our own benefit as thatl b 1 of the very 1st things 2 answer for in the Qabr Grave
        Also if u want sucess blessings ease of life ALLAH will give u all of this wen u fulfill his comands

    • Liza Ismail

      February 6, 2015 at 3:37 am

      I am not a scholar and not a good devout Muslim n have yet to start praying 5x a day at 54 tho I get gentle prods from my hubby n mom. I was told a story by my mom (forgive us if this wrong). During the Prophets PBUH time the no of prayers was much much more. The Prophet was approached by some of his followers who said it was hard to complete the prayers and complete a days work at the same time. The Prophet PBUH in his wisdom and love and understanding of our weaknesses pleaded to Allah SWT. It was not just once but many many times until finally it was reduced to 5x a day. So my mom said if Allah SWT loves us and the Prophet PBUH so much why can’t we show our Iove to them by praying 5x a day which takes 10-15 minutes each time. So I guess praying 5x a day is our time to tell Allah that we love Him and for us to ask for forgiveness for our weaknesses and sins and to ask for blessings from Him. I hope this answers your question. By the way Catholics also prays 4-5 a day eg matins lauds vespers compline etc.

    • Anon

      February 6, 2015 at 4:56 am

      Dear Sandra, maybe this article can explain to you. http://rezaakhmadg.com/?p=264

    • Petra

      May 20, 2015 at 6:44 pm

      You don’t have to lose the contact to allah, so you will be always remembered what allah means to you and what he do for you, if possible or needed it’s also good to do more prayers a day. And it’s also likea kund of meditation, it calms you down and your mind will be more peaceful

    • Sidra

      December 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm

      Hey Sandra, I’m Muslim from a Muslim family. My mom prays 5x a day. She believes it’s a religious obligation, and that when she dies, it is the first thing she would be questioned about. So even if “logically” it shouldn’t make a difference whether one prays 4 times or 5 times, if you believe in the Quran and Hadith religiously, then you will just follow through regardless. My mom has diabetes and wakes up at 5 am to pray. I really feel like she should just sleep through as she is always tired, and ends up napping after work from Asr (around 4) to Maghrib (5:30) to make up for it. Also, some of us just pray out of pressure. My bro and I don’t believe, but obviously when everyone rushes to stand in a line, it’s going to be obvious if we don’t so we join in. You could call this hypocrisy but we don’t really have a choice as then we would be ‘outed’ for non-belief. Even the moderate Muslims would be aghast if their son or daughter openly said they don’t believe at all. In some ways, prayer can be useful. I remember when I used to pray as a teenager, it gave some structure to the day. I would say my goals during my dua (prayer time) and asking for something 5 times a day makes you more likely to do things to accomplish it.

    • Shabbir

      May 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      never ever absorb an answer fully until you have researched it yourself.

    • Yes

      May 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Sandra pls make a point to study Islam .You will find the answer why we pray 5 x s a day

    • Maryem

      October 7, 2016 at 3:20 am

      Sandra the reason is because between prayers we live our lives. Our day us composed of many times. If we pray 5 times and they are spread out as they are then we are less inclined to sin. Lets say if you pray the evening prayer then try to drink alcohol it will be difficult because you just prayed and even if you do end up commiting a sin by mistake you will remember the wrongness of the action and feel bad and repent. Praying 5 timss is like a checking in making sure everything iz a okay kind of thing between the person and Allah

  25. Ruzanna

    February 5, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Thank you! The answer I have been looking for!

  26. Amir

    February 5, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Allah commanded us to pray as a sign of his love for his Creation. He created us such that we can work optimally by doing the prayer. For example, scientific research has shown that when you prostrate, blood can enter areas in the brain that otherwise it can’t. Every movement in the prayer has Wisdom. It is up to us to find out about and to carry out the prayer faithfully so that we can reap the benefits.

  27. nuri

    February 5, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Inspiring…tq

  28. Sayraz

    February 5, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    im feeling happy after reding the article thank you.

  29. Alia

    February 5, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    subhanallah! This is exactly what I needed to hear today. I have been struggling with this for years and the guilt has been overwhelming! Thank you for writing this sister! May Allah reward you for your efforts ameen

  30. Abdul Monam

    February 5, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    subhan Allah, subhan Allah
    Allah is most merciful and Allah us more than 70 mothers. Allah subhanahu wa Taala dont want us to burn in fire.
    Allah swt wants forgive us
    We should obey Allah swt and last prophet Muhammad saww.

  31. Shahida

    February 6, 2015 at 12:53 am

    A inspiring article… It really makes you think about things deeply!!

    • Anas

      May 17, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      right

  32. anon

    February 6, 2015 at 4:49 am

    I can relate to this. It’s as though you have described me in the beginning. I will try with dhikr first and see how I get on inshallah.
    Thank you

  33. Cerra

    February 6, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Beautifully written. Teared up a bit upon reaching the last bits of the article. Thank you for writing such an amazing article. I’m sure a lot of people will be moved by such a beautiful piece.

  34. nadya

    February 6, 2015 at 6:24 am

    i love ur write up..
    its exactly like my storyline.. i started wth asking him for His mercy & lovingness.. i didnt pray at that time. im so so lazy. And i started my baby steps..with zikir n selawat everyday. MasyaAllah.. AllahuAkbar!!! i totally change me n my whole family.. we started to pray jemaah n loves to go to mosque. I love mylife coz i have Allah. What we need to do is Please Him..

  35. Nur

    February 6, 2015 at 7:16 am

    TQ for this articles.. it got me ponder for a while. For a long time ow i feel like even if i pray Allah will not accept it because my daily life is still in Sin.. But thank you..thank you so much for this.. it really hit me that Allah is the most merciful and great. HE will always open his door and heart for me.. InsyaAllah, i will start my prayer..and let Him decide if my prayer is good to be accept or not.. TQ sister for this enlighten. I really am grateful.

  36. arooj

    February 6, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Also, keep praying to Allah that He gives you the tawfiq. Because tawfiq is only from Allah

  37. Adib

    February 6, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Thank you so much for the wonderful article. I’m really touched by your article you posted here. If everyone has the chance to read this article, i believe one day they will change eventually. This article is so inspiring, it should be posted out in public. I can’t describe how much I’m thankful for this article you made. One day I’ll make sure to prefect my salah. Insha’Allah Amin.

  38. aishah

    February 6, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Tq…..for the guidance …made me in tears.May Allah swt.gives sifah. Ameen

  39. siti

    February 6, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    SubhanAllah. An eye opener. Thank you.

  40. shahj

    February 6, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Simply Thank you! May Allah reward you for your time and effort sister.

  41. Helm

    February 6, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I cried while reading this, I am in my journey to change myself to be a better man

  42. Jack

    February 6, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    I think the biggest problem is why pray at all? It seems like Allah(SWT) doesn’t need our salah and I feel like the things I do in my daily life, my job, looking after my wife and my soon to be child is enough worship. What more does Allah want from me? Why does he need me to tell him how awesome he is? He knows he’s awesome, already.

    • Rose

      February 7, 2015 at 2:36 pm

      God doesn’t need you to tell him he’s awesome. He has shown us the proof of his power and might all around us.

      However, he has commanded us to pray. Islam is submission and if we really want God’s love and mercy, if we really want to show gratitude, if we really want to humble ourselves, then we should try to pray as he has commanded us to. As someone who continues to struggle with the daily five, I’ve fpund that every step back to prayer does make me feel closer to God. Like, I’m doing my duty, showing my gratitude for all he’s given me, asking for his mercy and forgiveness for all my shortcomings, etc.

      And every step back is acknowledgment of my flaws, and the need to humble myself and try harder every day to be a good person.

      • Qambarbek

        June 27, 2016 at 7:58 pm

        very true !!! i think th same way !! although i question myself if i am still muslim without being concerned to my five daily prayers.
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    • Rubi

      February 9, 2015 at 1:46 am

      You’re absolutely right-Allah (SWT) doesn’t need us to tell Him He’s awesome. Actually, He doesn’t need us at all. We, however, do need Him. Salah isn’t just an act of worship, but an act of total submission. We do so because our Creator has commanded it, not because He is in need of it but because when He commands, it is our duty to obey. Also, we know that the Qur’aan is Allah talking to us. Salah is our chance to talk to Him (SWT). How beautiful that we get the opportunity to have a direct line to our Lord and Creator!

  43. Monsooryounas

    February 7, 2015 at 5:41 am

    Wow, that has really inspired me.

  44. Monsooryounas

    February 7, 2015 at 5:43 am

    That has really inspired me..

  45. Tuba

    February 7, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Thank you for guidance

  46. Siraj

    February 7, 2015 at 11:05 am

    It all depends on how you present it, you my friend are awesome !

  47. mukmin

    February 7, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Thank You….It will be useful for me

  48. Mushtaq Sayed

    February 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    JazaakAllàh Khairan for touching a very important subject and giving hope of success. Real Success!
    You have not only discussedthe Most important subject, but also gave a very easy to follow prescription.
    May Allàh SubhanaWaTaalaa give us all the ability to get close to Allàh and help each other get closer to His Guidance and Pleasure. Aameen.

  49. MushtaqSayed

    February 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    JazaakAllàh Khairan ! You have not only touched on a very important subject, but also prescribed the solution in a very easy to follow and implement it.
    May Allàh SubhanaWaTaalaa give us all the ability to get close to Allàh SubhanaWaTaalaa and help each one us to attain His Pleasure and Guidance. Aameen.

  50. Ahmed

    February 8, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Jazakallahu Khayran in this world and Akhira In His Permission.

  51. Samer Khan

    February 8, 2015 at 2:48 am

    When a person realises that the Akhirah is more important than the Dunya, it becomes very easy to follow Islam.

  52. Aleeza Khalid

    February 8, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Reading this reminds me of all those people who are reluctant to start praying because they think that their actions are unforgivable no matter what. I think sometimes people forget that Allah SWT is also the Most Merciful. If you seek his forgiveness with the promise of bettering yourself, Allah SWT will always forgive His people. That’s the beautiful thing about Islam and being a Muslim. You can never be afraid to approach Him with forgiveness. Yes, He dislikes “bad behaviour”, but He will never turn down His peoples’ prayers for repentance.

    I say this because there was a time when I didn’t pray five times a day, and often times I wanted to be a committed Muslim who performed her duties well. Not saying that I’m a perfect Muslim now even, far from it actually (but I do feel that I’m a better improvement from the “old” me), but those times I always thought that it was “too late”, in a sense. Eventually, I took the initiative to make dua and ask Allah SWT to guide me on the right path of Islam. I definitely feel that He answered my prayers because I had this newfound sense of praying five times a day (Alhumdulillah) and I was constantly looking to rid myself of qualities deemed sinful (swearing and such). Well I mean I still have a lot to work on in that regard LOL, but I’ve realized that you should never be afraid to seek forgiveness because when you do, you genuinely do feel a sense of relief when you better yourself and dedicate yourself to the will of God.
    I mean, I do hope to become someone that Allah SWT loves very much, and InshAllah I will, but the underlying message in my very long post is that if you ever feel spiritually confused (and I have been at some point), and you feel like that no amount of scholars are able to convince you, sometimes you just need to look up to your Creator yourself and ask HIM to forgive and for HIM to help guide you because ultimately, He’s the only one who can provide you any sort of spiritual fulfillment and guidance.

    This message has been brought to you by a girl who has been through a very spiritually confusing time and is now on a path to better herself (InshAllah) because she realized that no matter how guilty she feels and no matter how much she mentally berates herself, she must never be afraid to look towards her Creator for He is All-Knowing and Most Merciful.
    I hope that people who are in struggling like I did, read this and feel more comfortable in accepting that they’re not a lost cause, after all. No one ever is.

  53. Mohammed El-Sioufi

    February 8, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Dear Rania, I am so proud of my own Raniatul’aynayn Al3aynein Kaheelat alpha days.
    My only addition is that as some my daughters and brothers indicated, WE DO NOT A REASON to comply with Allah,’s orders. When we uttered Alshahadah, if you reflect on it, you submit to HIS orders and to follow the the PROPHET, puh, The word I want to emphasize and end wit is SUBMITION..

  54. Ahmed

    February 8, 2015 at 7:57 am

    SubhanAllah! Today, sitting here….I just realized the emptiness inside me. Thankyou for writing this beautiful article and INSHA’ALLAH i’ll try to become a better muslim.:-)Jazak Allah

  55. Farha Syed

    February 8, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Beautifully written. I’m working on it too. I’m not consistent with mine and that is what I am working on. I seek His help in getting me closer. When I don’t do it I do feel bad and guilty, May Allah guide me to His path.

  56. asma

    February 8, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Amzing

  57. Farhan

    February 8, 2015 at 10:11 am

    Wonderful Story. I agree to everything except ‘starting salat one at a time’.
    Please encourage to start all five obligatory prayers togather. It is not preparation for a worldly exam where you start by doing it chapter by chapter.
    It is salat – defined as the ‘difference between believers and non-believers’.
    Instead of starting by one salat, start with niyyat (intention) of offering all five obligatory salahs. Allah will fulfill your niyyat and will make it easy for you to offer all salahs right from the begining.
    And for those who ‘do not get time’ to offer salahs, please note that ‘offering five slahs in a day’ consumes much much less, probably about half as much, as we spent in watching a movie.

  58. Hina

    February 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    beautiful description for all Muslims return to Allah Subhanatallah…..

  59. Aaishah A

    February 9, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Jazaak Allah sister ! Bless you, your children and family !

  60. Abdul Samad

    February 9, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    Dear Mrs. Saira

    May Allah Bless you and your Family. Keep writing like this, I don’t have words to express what I’m feeling now about Islam. You boosted my mind more towards Allah.
    I would like to thank you a lot.
    Subhan Allah

  61. Fazeelah

    February 9, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    Beautiful xxx

  62. Wafiyya

    February 10, 2015 at 10:27 am

    Excellent read. Gives one food for thought, not just for ones mind but also for ones soul as well. In sha Allah may everyone strive to be closer to him. Ameen. Thank you for sharing.

  63. Saleha

    February 10, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    Salams Sis…. Mashallah for your excellent read, I really want to focus on islam I am single mother of two children I do not no how to pray or read Arabic I really want to learn. Can you please help me on guide me through the right path inshallah.

  64. OnePerson10

    February 10, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Mine is exactly the opposite!
    I always have god in my thoughts, every second and I’ve been praying Salat since I remember (that I had to).
    Now, I feel like I really don’t need it; more, god doesn’t nèd it either most probably because I’m thinkong about him too. For quite some time now, it only feels like yoga to me. I’m thinkinh of stopping, surely it doesn’t mean that I’m forgetting god, or disrespecting him, or… it’s just I don’t see and feel the need anymore and I believe I am mature enough to know what is good or bad for me.

  65. Hassan

    February 16, 2015 at 1:28 am

    your words have brought tears to my eyes, I was touched deeply by your article. I want you to know you have motivated me to find my path to Allah again. Truly thank you.

  66. HB

    February 16, 2015 at 10:12 am

    Subhan Allah

  67. Gul

    February 17, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Hello , thxs for the article , i am really in that situation , i feel myself as a hallow woman , nothing intersts me ,.. i stopped praying since years ago , if i want to do that it was only one salat per months , or on Friday Djoumouanot all te Djoumoua as well …. Iam not a bad muslim or Kafira as may be some people think and judge very quickly people , i’ve principles , well educated all my family pray .. but not me cause i don’t feel any .. any what ..? i don’t know .; when i was may be at the university i used to do thet so many times no only the 5 salwates…. i was always praying … before time , on time , after time… was thirsty of that ..but not since years ;.. as if the box was filled…. for the dikr i do that when i am alone .. cause when you see the beauty of nature …you’re obliged to do that .. when you’re alone the same .. before sleeping etc … well .. i tll try to follow your advices step by step , may be the taste..will come back .. i know it is not a question of taste.. it is a question of willing .. but there is no willing iam all the time saying inchalah .. even it is not the best way to behave … thankyou

  68. Kareem

    February 17, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    May Allah bless you, great article.

  69. fpak

    February 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Reading this article as a former Muslim saddens me. Does the writer really believe that the readers of her website are “broken” or “hollow” ? I understand that as a Muslim one is commanded to pray by Allah. But treat that as just what it is, a command by your God. As a command the nature of which you do not truly understand. For if Allah exists, who can be arrogant enough to say they understand him? That this is the reason why he is telling you to pray? Do not do people the injustice of assuming something is wrong with them if they do not pray. The majority of the world’s population are not Muslim and do not pray five times a day to Allah. This does not mean they are broken in anyway. Prayer may help some, but it is not something that if lacking leads to a miserable life.

    • Ax

      May 27, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Some people do feel miserable when they do not pray but want to. This article is directed towards those people. Not everyone will relate to it.

  70. Mahdalina

    February 22, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Pls send your articles. Would love to read & share them sister. JazakAllah Khairan.

  71. Sonya

    February 24, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you! This is just beautiful. I am going to follow your advice In Sha Allah and take baby steps. May Allah swt help me reach my goal of praying five times a day. Ameen

  72. ayesha

    March 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    MaashaAllah, this was really beautiful way to get closer yo Allah swt… May Allah swt bless u sis for ur efforts…n may Allah swt give hidayah to ppl who read this article….Aameen!

  73. Hera

    March 19, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Jazzak Allah for such a motivational piece of writing. May Allah bless you!

  74. Mary

    March 31, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Subhanallah, this is what i really needed to read today. Going through a difficult transition & feeling really guilty because i know i dont deserve all the good Allah sends me because i dont follow him completly as i should yet he never leaves me. Inshallah i will get there.

  75. Fawad Arshad

    April 6, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    the most important thing is that Allah has commanded us to pray several times in quran so by not praying u are actually doing against the commandment of Lord of all the Worlds…. So u dont want that or do u?

  76. Najmah Bint Nasr

    May 20, 2015 at 5:43 am

    Mashaa Allah, great article. Thanks for sharing this.

    Najmah,
    http://www.themuslimbricks.com

  77. Abdulrauf

    May 20, 2015 at 10:25 am

    Subhannalah
    Tears in my eyes while reading untel I done.
    Thank you sester, such a great motivation I’ll do my best to start and began to be with Allah step by step.

  78. Yusni

    May 22, 2015 at 4:16 am

    SubhanAllah…..

  79. Zerin

    May 24, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Jazak Allah khair. It was of great great help for me right at this moment. JAZAKALLAH KHAIR…sister.

  80. Anon

    May 26, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Subhanallah.. How easily you put this through, how amazingly light I felt after that. Im an Alima and I’m suppose to be a five times namaazi but I’m not. I’m struggling so much to read my salaah I feel so lost at times. Most of the time I only perform my Maghrib salaah and when it comes to Ramadhaan I transform into somewhat of a good person and after the month is over, it’s back to square one of only reading the Maghrib salaah again. May Allah reward you for this article and your advice, every person from here on who practices on this method, you will gain the reward from their reward as well!! Ma’as Salaam

    Sister in Islam

  81. shah

    June 10, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    thank you

  82. Zed

    June 19, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Thank you for this post…it’s given me something to think about.

  83. Rabia

    July 8, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Great read! Jzk

  84. B

    July 15, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Subhanallah. Thank you for this post, it meant a lot to me.

  85. areej

    September 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm

    JZK
    May Allah bles u always
    bfuly written

  86. Jenan

    October 25, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    The article is false and misleading. Prayer in Islam
    is the second most
    important pillar of Islam after
    the AlShahada. The five
    daily prayers are obligatory,
    not optional. It’s our duty as Muslims because it was ordered by Allah as an act of worshio, and not because we love him or don’t love
    him. Making dua and
    tisbeeya are excellent, but only so in addition to the
    regular prayers; not to replace them. The author uses Hadith incorrectly to supporr her false claims. The story of the man who killed 100 people and went to heaven because he was closer to repentance cannot be used by lapsing Muslums as an excuse that it’s alright not to pray. The man in the story was not already a
    Muslim ; he was on his way to become one. That’s why he was forgiven. Also, Muslims who don’t pray
    cannot fast; if they do,
    their fasting won’t be
    accepted. The way to ger close to Allah is through the compulsory regular prayer.
    The author is seriously misguided and should refrain from making faulty fatwas.

    • Amani

      December 21, 2015 at 6:29 pm

      Salam Jenan,
      I am not the author of this article, but I feel the need to defend her clearly positive intentions. She is in no way implying that these dua and thikir are meant to replace Salah. It is an unfortunate truth that many muslims can’t get themselves to pray. Even though they acknowledge that it is obligatory, shaitan has a hold on their heart, preventing them from this commitment. The author is simply giving practical advice (which in my opinion is good advice) on how to break away from shaitan’s hold and return to our obligation to Allah. Every muslim is aware that Salah is obligitory, but many still don’t pray, so simply re-iterating how important it is is futile.
      Furthermore, the the hadeeth mentioned about the man who killed 99 is not intended as an excuse to not pray, it is simply used to demonstrate and remind the reader of Allah’s mercy. Unfortunately, many Muslims who have sinned feel that their sins are too great to be forgiven which pushes them away from Allah, so she was simply reminding them that Allah’s mercy is greater than any of their sins, and if they return to Allah and sincerely repent, Allah is is the most merciful and oft forgiving.
      This article is not a “fatwa” my friend. She is not removing the obligation of prayer from anyone, she is trying to help them return to their prayer; she is certainly not misguided. On the contrary, based on the comments, she has helped many readers re-new their intention for prayer. May Allah reward her immensely for her effort.
      Finally, I’d like to point out, that prayer is not a prerequisite to fasting. They are two, independent acts of warship. To fast, one must 1) have the intention and 2) be free of major ritual impurity (ie-not in janaba or menstruating). Prayer is only considered a prerequisite to fasting if you take the opinion that leaving the prayer makes you a disbeliever, and therefore the fast is not accepted (this is a minority opinion). So if you take the opinion that he who leaves the prayer ( but acknowledes that it is obligatory) remains Muslim, but is in major sin, then their fast is accepted inshallah.
      I Pray that Allah softens your heart toward your fellow Muslims Jenan. Salamu alaikum warahmatu Allah wabarakatu.

  87. Muskaan

    November 8, 2015 at 1:12 am

    This is a good lesson to everyone and everything ……………KEEP IT UP!

    • anab

      November 28, 2015 at 4:50 am

      Masha allah, this is really good article. I pray 5 times a day, but my husband doesn’t and he never listen to me, he always spend his time, working, School and movies. Now I hate him because he doesn’t pray salary, and I want request divorce, any advice my brothers and sisters?

  88. Ali

    December 16, 2015 at 1:17 am

    Thank you.

  89. Ross Zya

    December 24, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Salam Sandra, Masya’Allah my tears non-stopping

    • Ross Zya

      December 24, 2015 at 2:20 am

      Sorry typo error ” Saira “

  90. Nat

    January 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you Mam Saira Siddique for sharing this writing. I am, as you said, ‘hollow’, empty. I tried to do salah, but I just can not yet. I am inspired by what you wrote and I’ll try by making my own foundation. Thank you!

  91. Denny

    February 6, 2016 at 1:57 am

    To be honest, I was one of those who prayed. Day by day, bla bla bla, year by year, I’ve felt that my eeman keep going low. So many efforts I had done, still the same. After reading this article, I realized something, something missing in my faith. It probably the reasons of my foolness. what had written here are really inspiring, thank you, and please help me, by making a prayer that Allah guide me to the right path again, and may He have a really big mercy on me, amen. salam alaikum

    • halizah

      February 12, 2017 at 3:01 pm

      How do a person pray when he urine uncontrolable n got mild stroke half boby n on diapers.

  92. Victoria

    February 8, 2016 at 5:53 pm

    Shukran ,thank you ,,I need it this

  93. Victoria

    February 8, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Thank u so much I really need it this

  94. Hani

    February 12, 2016 at 6:57 am

    Good read, even for people who DO pray.

  95. Ruby shaikh

    March 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

    well said mashallah bt for me the biggest problem is that to start is eas for meto i i i i i start to follow the thingsvery fast.. very soon it happens that i get misdirected however i keep myself stir i get diverted once it happens it becomes hard for me to cum back to my track can u please helpme out for this?

  96. Waffa

    April 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Thankyou very much dear may God bless u all the time

  97. Waffa

    April 18, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you very much dear may God bless u all the time

  98. Azhar Iqbal

    April 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    A positive energy,

    People (Non Muslims) ask me why you have beards, i gave the answers like its a sunnah but it seems they are not convinced
    Suggest me some answers that help me convince them.

  99. Sara.

    May 1, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Such a wonderful words. That’s indeed true cause whenever you’re close from Him Almighty you’ll feel such purer, happier,prouder, & His blessings covered you all. You’ll feel more satisfied about everything happened to you or will happen.

    All of gratefulness & thankfulness for your truly great & gorgeous Words that you’ve written.

    All the praise to my “Lord”..{AlhamduliLLAH}
    I’ll say it every day at my life..
    Even when I’m suffering & it’s really hurtful..
    Still, all the praise for Him..
    For healing my pain, healing what’s inside me, & even healing what’s going to happen to me..

    •And most of all•..
    `
    All praise for Him.. !
    For being Himself “Almighty”, be my own *Healer*..
    And even if He doesn’t.. !
    And even If He didn’t at any moment in my life.. !
    `
    I’ll always:
    `
    *TRUST..*
    &
    *BE SURE..*
    that He doesn’t, or He did that thing, for such a reasonable reason, that He knows about..
    And sure it’s always the good thing..!
    That what He chose for me, & for us all.
    So All praise to You my “Lord”..
    °
    All the praise to You:
    °Always & forever°..
    ~
    *Hope.s*

    With prayers & love.
    Hope.Sara.

  100. zulekha patel

    May 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you so much..very well explainec..may Allah bless you

  101. Begum

    May 17, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    Allah the great.

  102. Osama Rabbani Adam

    May 20, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    great Reminder…… Thanks and JazakAllah

  103. Nowshin

    May 21, 2016 at 2:07 am

    This got me crying i dont know why…

  104. Elsaid hegab

    May 21, 2016 at 5:58 am

    Masha Allah gazak Allah khir

  105. Emaan

    May 23, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Mashallah

  106. Saleem Basha

    July 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    I have reached here by searching something else and got this wondeful message… JazahKallah, nicely explained I’m gonna follow this as said.

  107. Raniz

    July 24, 2016 at 3:34 am

    what if i believe in god but dont believe that he ever listens to ordinary people i.e.who r not billioniers . politicians and celebrities etc.why do they have everything???why dsnt he listen to my prayers????i cry before him i beg before him.bt nthing happens at all.why???plzz give me sm advice .plz rply me😪

    • Adam

      November 23, 2016 at 12:11 pm

      Celebrity politicians? U think money and success in this world indicates God listens? No my friend. One of Gods 99 Qualities is the One who listens to prayers. If u get nothing in this world u will have more than the richest guy in the hereafter, because Allah is Just and will justify things like this and especially the evil acts that are occurring but yeah because Allah withholds things from us doesn’t mean he doesn’t listen He knows what we desire even before we ask.. He delays it to teach us patience and then replace that which we asked for with that which is better.. Do u want all the good things in this world and nothing in the hereafter? Or vice versa? The choice is urs.. Anyway if u want to ask a God for good in this world then there are Duas in the Quran learn them and recite them in ur Duas.. And this relationship with Allah is a two way thing if U expect goodness and mercy then show patience and gratefulness.. Is there any reward for goodness except goodness this is a verse in surah Ar Rahman.. Asalaamu Alaikum

  108. nadinesauriol

    July 25, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hello

    Islamic Prayer times for all countries of the world. Printable monthly and yearly salah Times, Quibla directions and Adhan are available for any one looking for Muslim Prayer Timings.

    Islamic Prayer Times:
    http://www.makkahcalendar.org/en/prayer-times.php
    Islamic Monthly Prayer Times:
    http://www.makkahcalendar.org/en/prayer-times-monthly.php
    Islamic Yearly Prayer Times:
    http://www.makkahcalendar.org/en/prayer-times-yearly.php

  109. Thameen

    August 5, 2016 at 8:18 am

    Thank you so much sister this helped me a lot right when I was wondering how to get up for isha and was about to sleep

  110. Abdilhakim

    October 31, 2016 at 10:39 am

    May Allah bless your soul for sharing thess beautiful advices with us all

  111. Adam

    November 23, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Muslims pray 5 times a day because it is a command of Allah the One true God that has brought all that exists into existence.. So the real question is why don’t we worship Allah? Are we content the way we are? We have ambitions for this lifetime but we fail on every level when it comes to the afterlife why? Its lack of belief… We like to think we believe but do we really? If we actually did then every word Of Quran and every commandment of Allah would be the most precious thing to us…. Time to sincerely wake up….

  112. rs

    December 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

    if Muslims put as much time and effort in to technology as they did some imaginary bigotry ideology they would rule the word what a waste of a race,

  113. doha

    December 14, 2016 at 12:27 am

    i loved this. it is not often a topic people talk about thank you may Allah bless your efforts

  114. Ra

    January 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    Really nice article.

  115. Farhana

    February 10, 2017 at 4:13 am

    Such a great and inspiring article. Very encouraging and touch my heart. It somehow eases my guilt for not able to pray promptly. It shows and guides to start off. Thanks sis and hope read more of such article. May Allah bless you.

  116. Asma

    February 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks .. needed this

  117. Jiha

    February 11, 2017 at 8:45 am

    Thank you for what you have written here. I’ve felt the emptiness and hollow for some time even though i came from a religous school. Your writing shows me what i have missed in learning about islam and doing salah before. I will try to put my heart wholely in doing what you have proposed and see myself being a better Muslim and works on changing for the better. Thanks a lot.

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