Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Why does SALAH (Prayer) does not give me Spiritual Benefit ?

Why does SOLAH (prayer) does not give me spiritual benefit ?

(Date written : 21 May 2015)

1) Because we dont understand the purpose of SOLAH :

Taa-Haa : 14

إِنَّنِىٓ أَنَا اللَّهُ لَآ إِلٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۠ فَاعْبُدْنِى وَأَقِمِ الصَّلٰوةَ لِذِكْرِىٓ

● Indeed, I am Allah. There is no god except Me, so worship Me and STAND FOR PRAYER (SOLAH)  FOR MY REMEMBRANCE (ZIKRI). ●

The purpose of SOLAH is Only to Remember Allah.

2) Because we don't understand WHERE IS ALLAH :

- Allah is VERY NEAR TO US.
- Allah is with us all the time.
- Allah is NOT far away in the 'sky' as normally we understand.
- Allah is All-Encompassing all around us, around anything, around universe.
- Everthing that we see is HIS EXPRESSION.

Please read -

And we are not aware that :

Ash-Shu'araa : 218

الَّذِى يَرٰىكَ حِينَ تَقُومُ

● Who SEES you when you ARISE /  STANDING  (TAQUM)[in SOLAH] ●

Ash-Shu'araa : 219

وَتَقَلُّبَكَ فِى السّٰجِدِينَ

● And your movement among those who PROSTRATE (SAJIDIN). ●

3) Because we dont understand the relationship between TASBIH and SOLAH, and we dont understand the meaning of TASBIH :

- Allah mentions in the Quran that Angels TASBIH to Allah all the time without stop.
- Almost every time SOLAH time is mentioned in the Quran, Tasbih time is also mentioned similar to SOLAH time.
- Tasbih is not just saying SUBHANALLAH but All verses in the Quran that explain about Allah and praise HIM = TASBIH to Allah.

Al-Hijr : 98

فَسَبِّحْ بِحَمْدِ رَبِّكَ وَكُن مِّنَ السّٰجِدِينَ

● So EXALT (FASABBIH) [Allah] with PRAISE (BIHAMDI) of your Lord and be of those who PROSTRATE [to Him]. ●

4) Because we dont understand the Meaning of VERSES of Al-Quran that we Recite in SOLAH.

Please read -

5) Because we dont feel we NEED ALLAH all the time :

Al-Ikhlaas : 2

اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ

● Allah, the Eternal Refuge. ●

6) Because we abandoned Al-Quran - we dont read and understand the Quran - the Book of Guidance of our life - so we are not guided :

Al-Furqaan : 30

وَقَالَ الرَّسُولُ يٰرَبِّ إِنَّ قَوْمِى اتَّخَذُوا هٰذَا الْقُرْءَانَ مَهْجُورًا

● And the Messenger has said, "O my Lord, indeed my people have taken this Qur'an as [a thing] ABANDONED." ●

Al-Baqara : 2

ذٰلِكَ الْكِتٰبُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ

● This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a GUIDANCE for those conscious of Allah - ●

WHILE Allah SPECIFICALLY ask us to RECITE AL-QURAN verses during SOLAH - while TASBIH to HIM - meaning we dont find the verses of TASBIH to Allah (which is the easiest) in the Quran and choose to RECITE during SOLAT :

Al-Ankaboot : 45

اتْلُ مَآ أُوحِىَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتٰبِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلٰوةَ ۖ إِنَّ الصَّلٰوةَ تَنْهٰى عَنِ الْفَحْشَآءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ

● RECITE, what has been revealed to you of the Book and STAND FOR PRAYER (SOLAH). Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do. ●

Al-Muzzammil : 20

إِنَّ رَبَّكَ يَعْلَمُ أَنَّكَ تَقُومُ أَدْنٰى مِن ثُلُثَىِ الَّيْلِ وَنِصْفَهُۥ وَثُلُثَهُۥ وَطَآئِفَةٌ مِّنَ الَّذِينَ مَعَكَ ۚ وَاللَّهُ يُقَدِّرُ الَّيْلَ وَالنَّهَارَ ۚ عَلِمَ أَن لَّن تُحْصُوهُ فَتَابَ عَلَيْكُمْ ۖ فَاقْرَءُوا مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنَ الْقُرْءَانِ ۚ عَلِمَ أَن سَيَكُونُ مِنكُم مَّرْضٰى ۙ وَءَاخَرُونَ يَضْرِبُونَ فِى الْأَرْضِ يَبْتَغُونَ مِن فَضْلِ اللَّهِ ۙ وَءَاخَرُونَ يُقٰتِلُونَ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۖ فَاقْرَءُوا مَا تَيَسَّرَ مِنْهُ ۚ وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلٰوةَ وَءَاتُوا الزَّكٰوةَ وَأَقْرِضُوا اللَّهَ قَرْضًا حَسَنًا ۚ وَمَا تُقَدِّمُوا لِأَنفُسِكُم مِّنْ خَيْرٍ تَجِدُوهُ عِندَ اللَّهِ هُوَ خَيْرًا وَأَعْظَمَ أَجْرًا ۚ وَاسْتَغْفِرُوا اللَّهَ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌۢ

● Indeed, your Lord knows, that you STAND [IN PRAYER] almost two thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and [so do] a group of those with you. And Allah determines [the extent of] the night and the day. He has known that you [Muslims] will not be able to do it and has turned to you in forgiveness, so RECITE WHAT IS EASY [for you] OF THE QURAN. He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others traveling throughout the land seeking [something] of the bounty of Allah and others fighting for the cause of Allah. So RECITE WHAT IS EASY FROM IT[QURAN] and establish PRAYER and give zakah and loan Allah a goodly loan. And whatever good you put forward for yourselves - you will find it with Allah. It is better and greater in reward. And seek forgiveness of Allah. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. ●

7) Because we dont DU'A to Allah during SOLAH while it is very SPECIFIC that Allah ask us to DU'A to HIM in the SOLAH :

Al-Israa : 110

قُلِ ادْعُوا اللَّهَ أَوِ ادْعُوا الرَّحْمٰنَ ۖ أَيًّا مَّا تَدْعُوا فَلَهُ الْأَسْمَآءُ الْحُسْنٰى ۚ وَلَا تَجْهَرْ بِصَلَاتِكَ وَلَا تُخَافِتْ بِهَا وَابْتَغِ بَيْنَ ذٰلِكَ سَبِيلًا

● Say, "CALL (AD'UU) upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names." And do not recite [too] loudly in your PRAYER (SOLAH) or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way. ●

We dont AD'UU or DU'A to Allah probably because we feel that we dont need Allah.

Or MOST LIKELY we are tought by so called scholars to perform DU'A after SOLAH and not during SOLAH.

We ignore all the DU'A that Allah TEACHES us in the Quran itself :

Al-A'raaf : 23

قَالَا رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَآ أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخٰسِرِينَ

● They said, "Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers." ●

8) Because we dont understand WHY we have to WORSHIP ALLAH :

We only thought that SOLAH is just an INSTRUCTION that has to be followed, without UNDERSTANDING the need of ZIKIR or Remembrance of Allah all the time :

Aal-i-Imraan : 191

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيٰمًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلٰى جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِى خَلْقِ السَّمٰوٰتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هٰذَا بٰطِلًا سُبْحٰنَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

● Who remember Allah while STANDING OR SITTING OR LYING on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire. ●


That's why we Worship HIM.

If we dont NEED ALLAH :-
No Need to worship HIM.


No comments:

Post a Comment