Monday, November 21, 2011

"If the prayer is started do not run...

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah's Apostles (p.b.u.h) saying,
"If the prayer is started do not run for it but just walk for it calmly and pray whatever you get, and complete whatever is missed. "

Brothers, please learn from the above Hadith please. Often, in the Musjid, when the 'Jamaat' has started, the Imaam has lowered himself in the Ruku, you may find a brother who has just entered the Musjid, he is witnessing the Imaam lowering himself in the Ruku poisition with the namazee brothers behind him; and this brother feels just MUST catch the Ruku position so he doesn’t miss a Rakaat, and therefore you can hear him 'sprint' towards the row , 'thud thud' along the musjid floor, his distinguished sprint , just so that he doesn’t have to read another rakaat after the Jaamaat has finished!

Hence, please, take a chill pill, when you enter the Musjud and the Imaan is in the Ruku position; if you make it fine, but hey, don’t end up getting all flustered about it such that you need to all of sudden take a sprint! "
ZZZooooooooooooom !! "

And those overweight brothers, you don’t do yourself justice, because your sprint towards the line where we are all standing, all we can hear is you 'puffing and panting' when you do stand in line with the jaamat, trying to get a hold of your breath!... Not good brothers!

Take it easy. Salah is suppose a time for YOU to connect with Allah swt, to stand in front of your Creator, in awe and obedience, to deliver all the necessary actions of Salah in a manner of ease, lowering yourself gently into the Ruku, and then lowering yourself back and forward in ease , especially at Sajdah, where the servant of Allah swt is most closest to his Master, and he pauses in the Sajdah position for a 'dua' to be whispered from the very core of his heart.

Take it easy brothers, chill out and relax.. Salah is not a race, its a time to be in control of yourself, to take the Worldly burden off your shoulders and to spend time with Allah swt, a time which you cant imagine is essentially very very precious.

And Allah swt knows best.


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