A General Islamic Principle: The Importance of Khushoo In Prayer

salatOne of the fundamental and general Islamic principle which a Muslim must know about if the importance of their khushoo in salaat.
Many people prayed their fie daily salaat only to find themselves thinking about their kids, your job, your schoolwork, or even worse, something you saw on TV? Do you find it difficult to have khushoo in prayer? You’re not alone.
Allaah talk about this khushoo in the Qur’aan, He says:
Seek help in patience and prayer; and truly it is hard save for the khaashi-oon, Who know that they will have to meet their Lord, and that unto Him they are returning. (Chapter 2 Verse 44-45)

And in another verse He says:
“Successful indeed are the believers. Those who in prayer are khashi-oon.” chapter 23 Verse 1-2

we find that undoubtedly Al Khushoo’ appears to be more important than the outward aspects of Salaah, because the value of the Prayer is directly related to the depth of fervency the servant of Allah can achieve during its performance.

Allah commands us to be Humble in Salaah,

“Stand (in Prayer) to Allah in a devout frame of mind…” [Al Baqarah 2:238]

Allah also commands us to be conscious in Salaah.

“Establish Salaah for My remembrance.” [Taha 20:14]

The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:

“From among us is one who prays his Salaah completely and another who prays half, or a third, or a quarter” until he (peace be upon him) reached a tenth.

Subsequently, we can conclude from the above statement of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) that what is recorded from anyone’s prayer is that part of it in which he was conscious of Allah, the Great.

Allah, Himself lauded those people who have achieved AlKhushoo’ (solemnity, humility, and full submissiveness) when offering prayers.

He says:

“Successful indeed are the believers: those who offer their prayers with Khushoo’ (solemnity and full submissiveness)” [AlMu’minoon 23:12]

Therefore, if anyone wants to be among those who are successful, then they have to try to achieve the noble characteristic of AlKhushoo’ in their Salaah. After all, it is the Creator, Himself Who is informing us that this is one of the yardsticks to measure whether we are successful or not.

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