Why Don’t You Pray | Whispers

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Why don’t you pray?

So you’ve missed the alarm for Fajr this morning, and the past few mornings.

Stop and ask yourself, why weren’t you able to wake up? Why have you been missing out on your prayers?

Are you denying the endless bounties of Allah?

Sadly, many Muslims have been neglecting their prayers, despite its importance and despite it being a crucial pillar of Islam. Perhaps you think that you have sinned for far too long and you are unworthy of standing before Allah. Or, perhaps you think you are too cool, and you don’t completely understand its importance just yet.

Whatever the reason may be, know that Allah is the most forgiving, the most merciful. Repent to Allah and start praying today.

Praying is a direct command that was given by Allah in the Quran:

“And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].”

Quran, 2:43

Even with all the hardships we face we must make sure that are praying.

Through salah, a person is directly communicating with Allah. Through salah, there is success and vast amounts of rewards given, benefiting us in this life and the next. Through salah, our soul is enriched, pride and arrogance are removed, and our sins are washed away.

Through salah, we are shielded against evil, as it says in the Quran:

Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.

Quran, 29:45

Whatever the reason may be of why you are not praying, just know that in the end you are at loss. We need Allah, and He does not need us. Don’t let shaytaan convince you that you don’t need salah, it benefits us in every way possible.

Please make a change. Start praying NOW!.

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WHO ARE YOU TAKING YOUR DEEN FROM?

Who Are You Taking Your Deen From?

Allah has granted us this beautiful religion of Islam, and it is our duty to learn and understand what was brought down to us.

Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet ﷺ  as saying:

If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge, Allah will thereby make easy for him a path to paradise; and he who is made slow by his actions will not be speeded by his genealogy.

Albani

The journey to seeking knowledge is difficult and there are roadblocks, but by following the Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ  and the Book of Allah it is attainable.

When attaining knowledge one should not just rely on one source of information, instead should ensure that they have a variety of sources in order to have a better understanding of the deen.

There are places where you shouldn’t get your information from, for example social media. This is a trap for those looking to attain knowledge in Islam, as many people who give out information about Islam on social media are not people of knowledge. When on social media and someone posts something that is about the religion do some research about that individual.

Who Are You Taking Your Deen From?
Who Are You Taking Your Deen From?

Also books should not be your only source, it is important to attend the mosques and learn directly from the Sheikhs there, as they have gained their knowledge from those that have studied many years.

The number one rule when seeking knowledge is to stay away from those that state that they are the only ones on the haqq and everyone else is wrong, as these people have dangerous ideologies.

Narrated Abu Salih reported a narration from Abu Hurairah:

“It shall soon be that people are beating the livers of camels (meaning that they are hastening and traveling upon them) seeking knowledge. But they will not find anyone more knowledgeable than a scholar of Al-Madinah.”

Al-Tirmidhi

Give Salam to One Another

Give Salam to One Another

Asalamu `Alaykum, such a simple greeting that Muslims give to one another but one of the most rewarding deeds that a Muslim can do.

The meaning of this simple yet beautiful greeting is, peace be upon you. This is the greeting 1.6 billion Muslims use around the world.

Yet at times when we see a fellow brother or sister walking we are to shy to give salam, which needs to change.

Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah (SWT) said,

“As-Salam (peace) is one of the names of Allah Almighty which Allah has placed in the Earth. Therefore give the greeting among yourselves.”

(Al Adab Al Mufrad).

Giving salams is such a rewardable deed that we should share it and encourage a small deed like this, as it is important to love for your brother what you love for yourself.

It was narrated by Abu Hurairah that the Messenger  of Allah said,

“O Abu Hurairah, be cautious, and you will be the most devoted of people to Allah. Be content, and you will be the most grateful of people to Allah. Love for people what you love for yourself, and you will be a (true) believer. Be a good neighbor to your neighbors, and you will be a (true) Muslim.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah weak hadith).

When you give salam to your fellow Muslims you spread love and brotherhood, it is also a duty upon a Muslim, if given salams to return salams.

Abu Hurayrah (May Allah be pleased with him), said that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said:

“The Muslim has five rights over his fellow-Muslim: he should return his salaams, visit him when he is sick, attend his funeral, accept his invitation, and pray for mercy for him [say “Yarhamuk Allaah”] when he sneezes.”

(Sahih Muslim).

Remember to always give salams to your Muslim brother or sisters whether you know them or not.

Asalamu `Alaykum.

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