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Empty Prayer Is Better Than No Prayer

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Saad Tasleem

Channel: Saad Tasleem

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Empty prayer is better than no prayer.

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Is that statement correct? And the answer is yes, it actually is. I know sometimes, we may go through that feeling the feeling of our prayers being empty, meaning we're going from day to day to day, from prayer to prayer, and it feels like, we're just going through the motions, and we're not getting anything out of our prayer. It feels like our heart is not connected to the prayer. It feels like we're not spiritually growing through our prayers, it feels like we're not getting closer to Allah has kind of to add on through our prayers. And when that starts happening to us, we may feel like there's no point in praying that is definitely the feeling that the chiffon wants to encourage

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within us. And that's why we will have those feelings of what's the point if there's nothing that I'm getting out of this prayer, if I don't feel anything, why even bother praying has this just become a ritual for me that I'm just going through the motions and nothing's actually happening, the shape one encourages that, because he wants us to cut off our connection with Allah has power to Allah, you know, the word sola comes from Allah, which means connection. So our prayer is actually our connection to Allah his pen with Tiana. And that means that sometimes that connection will be strong, sometimes that connection will be weak. But as long as that connection is there, it means

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that we have a path to Allah, once we stop praying, or once we quit the prayer, it means that connection has been cut off. And that is why it is important to keep that connection, open and alive. Even if we're not feeling anything. On top of that I don't even necessarily agree with the term empty prayer, because I don't believe any prayer is truly empty, even though it may feel empty. It is never truly, truly empty. The fact that we are purposefully with the correct intention going through the motions, it means that there is something there within our prayer and even a little bit can go a very long way, maybe 99% of our prayer is empty. But there is that 1% in which our heart is

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connected to a lot And who are we to say that that 1% is something that we don't need, who are we to be little any deed, maybe that 1% is enough to forgive us, maybe we come on the Day of Judgment. And we are grateful that we had that 1% we all know the story of the woman who was forgiven for all of her sins because she gave water to a thirsty dog, you look at that action on face value. And it may not seem like that big of a deal compared to all of our sins. But it is a lot of data who decides how much our deeds are worth. So maybe our whole prayer is empty. That out of that hole prayer there is a single sense in which our heart connects to Allah has penet Tiana maybe it is that one says

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that which Allah forgives us because we poured our heart out to Allah, maybe it is one day our made in our prayer that can reconnects us with a lot of data. Maybe it is that one do I that forgives all of our sins. So who are we to say that our prayer is truly empty, as long as a person is praying, even if they feel like that prayer is empty, it means that they're on the right path, it means that they have a connection established with Allah. And if that habit is intact, then maybe right now we're not feeling much out of our prayer. But it may be that one moment, a moment of difficulty, maybe a moment we truly realize that we need a lot and we are already in prayer. And we connect with

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Allah Subhana Allah. So no matter how empty your prayer may feel, no matter how much you may feel like you're just going through the motions, never ever quit on your prayer, our worship of Allah subhanaw taala in the end of the day is a struggle. It is difficult, it has ups and downs. And that is absolutely normal. Don't let the Shaban convince you that just because your prayer isn't perfect, or it's not good enough that you should let it go by that logic, none of us would do any acts of worship because none of our acts of worship are actually perfect. But the point is that we keep trying. The point is that we keep going. The point is that we have that connection established with

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Allah and Allah Subhana Allah knows best. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to give us patience and perseverance in worshiping Allah and we ask Allah to Allah to keep our hearts firm, no matter what is happening around us. A lot of them mean before you leave. The question I have for you today is what do you do personally to keep yourself motivated in your prayer? So those moments in which you are feeling weak? How do you get yourself to keep going in your prayer? share in the comments below. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this and I'm sure everyone could benefit as well. Until next time, I said I'm on a call to lie or when I got to