How to improve the quality of your Salah
16 May 2022, 04:16 pm
Sarah is Allah’s favorite form of worship that He Himself set for us. Salah’s goal is to always be aware of our Lord, Creator, and the Sustainer of everything, as it is actually one of the most comprehensive forms of Dhikr.
It is narrated in the Sahih al-Bukhari that Allah says, “Out of all the ways my servants get closer to Me, Salah is the dearest to me.”
Salah is one of the basic blocks of Islam that will bring success in this world and the hereafter. When we stand for prayer, everything else in life definitely falls into the right place. Therefore, we should focus on incorporating ‘khushu’ into our daily prayers.
The execution of ‘khushu’ is at a level of obedience, humility, longing and calm, as he consciously recognizes Allah’s greatness and glory during the daily acts that stand in front of Him.
Therefore, it is essential to consciously improve the quality of daily prayer for ourselves, not for Allah. Is there a better way to connect with Allah through Salah? A few things regarding this are discussed below:
Focus and Concentrate
Focus on each step of Sarah and concentrate on each current transition position. For example, be careful of your posture when entering sujood. Basically, try to perform the position as accurately as possible. Also, take the time for each part of your prayer. No prayer is as important to our Lord as it is said from the bottom of our hearts.
Understand what you recite
In order to establish a deeper connection with the Almighty, we should try to understand the actual meaning of the verses and connect our hearts to them. By understanding the meaning of what we say in our daily prayers, we become aware of the newly discovered depth and sweetness in our prayers and therefore bring us closer to Allah.
Make sure to integrate all five prayers and maintain a work schedule that emphasizes punctuality. Practice your tricks hard and cleanse yourself. Find a quiet and clean place to minimize distractions and noise, and preferably provide Salah at the mosque. Wear clean and unobtrusive clothes for performing Salah.
Recognize and avoid shaytan’s attempt
As soon as the believer begins praying, shaytan whispers in his ear to distract him and fills his heart with something other than Allah’s thoughts. Shaytan knows that when you remember Allah, you approach Him, so he tries to take your heart from your prayers endlessly. If you feel your heart is wandering, do not give shaytan the power to interfere with your prayers. And actively seek refuge from Allah in the rest of the prayer.
Keep making ‘Dua’
Dua is one of the most powerful tools endowed by believers. Dua gives you a direct path to Allah, where there is nothing but you and your Creator. Take all Salah as an opportunity to speak to Allah. Call Him when you face difficulties in your life. If you don’t know where to go in life, ask Him. If you feel emptiness in your heart, ask Him to fill it. Allah states in the Quran:
فَٱذْكُرُونِىٓ أَذْكُرْكُمْ وَٱشْكُرُوا۟ لِى وَلَا تَكْفُرُونِ
Meaning: So remember Me, I will remember you. Be thankful to Me, never be ungrateful. Al-Baqarah: 152