What does your prayer look like? Attaining Khushoo in Salaah is a life long mission, and will ultimately take your prayer from just a few simple movements into an incredibly beautiful, spiritually nourishing experience. This can be a slow process and we should be making continuous efforts to improve our prayer over time so that it not only pleases Allah and earns us more rewards, but so its positive benefits can manifest throughout our everyday lives.
How we approach our prayers matters. We share some tips on how to improve your prayer:
“The first thing the people will be accountable for on the Day of Judgment is prayer. Allah will say to His angels (even though He already knows): “Look at my servant’s prayers. Were they complete or not?” If they were complete, it will be written as complete. If they were not fully complete Allah will say: “See if my servant has voluntary prayers”. If he has them, Allah will say: “Complete his obligatory prayers shortage with his voluntary prayers.” Then the rest of his deeds will be dealt with in the same manner.” (Ahmad)
Use this short checklist to help improve the quality of your prayer. Take that step to offer your five daily prayers with sincerity, focus and presence of heart so that over time the quality of your prayer improves.