salah

Prostration (Sujud)

The humility expressed by a believer in his prayers via prostration is ultimate, expressing to the creator, that no one is more supreme in the eyes of this believer. Allah, the Almighty, the most Forgiving has expressed to His creations that He is keenly listening to the pleas of those who are searching for Him in their prayers and prostrations.

Humility in Prayer (Khushu & Khudhu) – Part 2

The salah needs to be filled with our heart, mind and soul, being fearful of standing in front of Allah, while humbly praising Him and aiming for jannah in the hereafter, in sha Allah. The khushu and khudu, the humility, the devotion, the submissiveness, the humbleness of our limbs, the alertness of our body parts, these are the required elements of a salah which Allah almighty will accept in the akhirah. The true essence and spirit of salah revolves around the presence of khushu and khudu, meaning inward and outward submission and devotion respectively, praising Allah and communicating with Him with our deepest interest and love. The heart remaining free of any worldly worries and tensions while our body exhibits submission of even the tiniest body part.

Humility in Prayer (Khushu & Khudhu) – Part 1

A momin, when at salah, tries his best to gain an eternal connection with his Supreme Creator. This bonding of the creator and His creation is a desired state longed by a believer, for maintaining a sense of acceptance that he fears Allah and also accepts that He, undoubtedly is the most magnificent, the caretaker of us all. A sense of humility and calmness covers you while you stand in front of your Allah, conversing with him, bonding with him, establishing the soul of your prayers, reminding yourself of your insignificance and His magnificence.

Tazkeer Bil Quran – Deen

Disclaimer: I attend a Tazkeer Bil Quran (Reminders from Quran) course at Al-Mawrid Institute Canada, and my instructor is Mr. Malik Faisal Aslam. I take notes in order to be able to remember important points from the lecture/discussions and decided to share the same in synoptic form here, as and when I am able to. My only objectives are …

Tazkeer Bil Quran – Deen Read More »

The Lament (Part 2)

When I left Canada for Pakistan on March 28th, to manage the Saudi visa process faster, I was expecting to land in KSA within 2-3 weeks latest. I remember telling all who asked, that “this should not take more than 2-3 weeks.” I guess God didn’t really like that boast. I landed in Riyadh on …

The Lament (Part 2) Read More »

The Lament (Part 1)

I wrote this 2-part blog in July 2014. That was a very emotional year for me… I guess every year is an emotional year for me 🙂 It seems that I am finally getting closer to reaching my destination after all. Soon, InshaAllah (God willing). I was talking to an old friend yesterday and the …

The Lament (Part 1) Read More »

Why advertise an act of thankfulness to God?

I first penned this down on August 24, 2014. I think I am still a skeptic of public displays of spirituality. Not sure, though. ========================================================================== Read an article on www.thestar.com touching on praying in public. I’ve always had this mental hindrance to pray in public in full view of all. I prefer finding a corner (and qibla) …

Why advertise an act of thankfulness to God? Read More »

The Change

I penned this down on July 5, 2014 (over 3 years ago) and had forgotten about it. I still think about that driver sometimes. ======================================================================= I wanted to write about a change in my life. I consider myself to be a spiritual person. Have never been overly ritualized by the norms of organized religion, but …

The Change Read More »