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February 24, 2011

Article: The Presence of the Heart in relation to the Prayer

by Umm Muawiyah

Assalamu Alaikum.

I mentioned the need to work on our salah in the last Recover Ramadan post.

The thing that ALL of us need to work on most with regards to our salah is…the presence of our heart.

Where is it? In the salah? Enjoying it? Savouring it?

Judging by how popular those “how to get khushoo in salah” articles are, I think many of us are just going through the motions with regards to our prayers.

And that’s very dangerous because the salah is the first thing that we will be asked about on the Last Day. If that’s not up to the mark then…

So, what do we do?

Well, we need to struggle until we get there. It’s as simple as that.

For starters, we could read another one of those “khushoo” articles and then implement what it says.

Here’s a nice, thought-provoking one by an earlier scholar:

The Presence Of The Heart In Relation To The Prayer – Imaam ibn Qudaamah al-Maqdisee

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