How to pray Salaah with Complete Concentration and thinking about Allah

Zakir Naik


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My name is Abdul Rahman, Razak Assalamualaikum. My question is, how to pray a Salah with full concentration and thinking about Allah. Allah subhanaw taala says in the Glorious Quran in surah Momineen chapter number 23 was number one and to cut the Aflac renewed Verily the believers, they are successful. I leadin on V Salatin, Pasha all those who they are in their prayer, humbly submissive.

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So you need to have who in your prayer.

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And it is common that our mind wanders during the prayer.

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Many people their mind wanders during the prayer.

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If you are a businessman, you will think about your business how much profit you've made during the prayer. If you are a student, you will think about your studies.

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If you have appeared for an examination, you will start reviewing the examination paper during the salah. For question two, I should have written so and so answer. Question three, I made a mistake in the answer.

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So it is common that our mind wanders during the prayer? How do we prevent our mind from wandering during the prayer? The first thing that we need to do is to focus on the meaning of what we are reciting. If you know Arabic as the language this is the best if you do not know Arabic as the language, then we should recollect the meaning we need to memorize the meaning of what we are reciting.

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For example, when we recite Surah Fatiha Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen in our mind, we should recollect the meaning

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all Praise to Allah, the Lord of the worlds or Rahman Rahim, the most gracious the most merciful, we should recollect the meaning.

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But after a few days, after a few weeks, even this will become mechanical. So, after recollecting the meaning, we should ponder upon the meaning of what we are reciting.

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And if we do so, inshAllah mindmint not wander and I would like to share with you an incident

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once the people that were offering salah, and the Imam and the macdaddy, the people who are following the Imam, after they completed their prayer, they were confused, did we offer Pooraka? Or do they offer three raka in the Margaret prayer.

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So, one person, he says,

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that I am sure that we have offered only to raka in the Margaret prayer. So, the people they ask him, How do you know how can you be so sure, how can you be 100%? Sure.

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So he says, I am 100% sure that we have offered to raka instead of offering three Rakhine the McGraw prayer, because whenever I offered the McGraw prayer

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in each raka I do calculation of the profit that I have made in my shop, I have three shops in each raka I do calculation of one shop. So in three data, I do calculation of three shops, but in this salah I did calculation only have two shops. I did not do calculation of three shops. So that is the reason I'm sure that we have offered only to Raka.

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So it is common that people their mind wanders during the prayer.

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And the reason our mind wanders is because our mind is not occupied. An empty mind is the devil's workshop. And then we'll call you Mr. Josie Rahim Allah. He mentioned in his book I'll provide on page number 200 that every individual stands in front of his Lord on two different occasions.

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The first is while he's offering salah, and the second is on the Day of Judgment when he meets his Lord YBNL time Rahim Allah He said these two different occasions that an individual a believer stands in front of his Lord. But if you do not offer Salah correctly, then your accountability on the Day of Judgment, it will not go with ease.

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Now let's discuss a few ways in which we can attain cusu and concentration in our prayer. The first is bearing in mind who you're standing in front of knowing the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala knowing how great Allah subhanaw taala is, if you know how great Allah subhanaw taala is, inshallah you will have Kusu and concentration in your prayer. The second is knowing that Allah subhanaw taala he is keeping an eye on you and he is watching you

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The third is offering your Salah with the intention of gaining complete reward from Allah subhanaw taala.

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The fourth and as I mentioned earlier, it is a very important point that recollecting and concentrating upon the meaning of what you're reciting, you should concentrate on the worst of the Glorious Quran

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and also you should concentrate

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on the other car that you see during the prayer. So, this is very important.

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Besides this, you should also see to that your mind does not wander during the prayer.

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You should also see to it that there are no objects around you that could distract you. For example, images, people making some noises. There may be music, people causing disturbance, when you offer Salah you should pray in such a place where there is no disturbance.

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And I would like to share with you a small personal tip, concentrate and focus only

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about the Salah. And make your mind set in such a way that you are going to face your Lord

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and then start your prayer inshallah you will have to and concentration in your prayer.

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And our beloved Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said

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that ALLAH turns towards a sleeve as long as he does not look around in his prayer. So do not look around in your prayer.

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So we should not look around in our prayer

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and we should also remember that we should offer our Salah as though it is our last prayer

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and if we offer our Salah in this way, inshallah we'll offer it correctly with who sue in Surrey and caribou chapter 29 was Psalm 45.

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In the Salah, Tottenham and fascia you will milker for well the prayer prevents from shameful and unjust deeds.

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Salah prayer prevents from shameful and unjust deeds. If we offer our Salah correctly with Kusu with concentration we will have a righteous life and Salah will prevent us from shameful and immodesty. It's the first thing among the deeds that will be questioned to us on the Day of Judgment. It is our prayer. If it is done correctly, the remaining deeds it will follow.

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So we pray to Allah subhanaw taala that May he accept all our Salah all our prayers, and may he help us to get ultimate hosue and concentration during a prayer