Need Of Some Stimule To Perform Salat :(
Posted 07 March 2013 - 05:14 PM
Brothers. How are you all ?
Well I must confess that I am not a religious person and I never performed salat regularly before. Now, I´m reaching 27 years old and I feel I must become closer to God but I can´t ....I do fajer, then Zouhr, but after that I let the other prayer pass And I continue 3 or 4 days after the last day I performed prayers.Im feeling so bad Please Can you suggest me some lectures oar reading which can stimulate me to do it dayly . Also I´d love some advices or experiences of brothers or sisters who did not perform the salat before and encouraged themselves and began to do it following Allah orders us to do, and how that affected their lives. Please, tell me how that affect you and how do you feel If you abandon the prayers. Please make dou3a for me. I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:39 PM
Also search for Imam Ali hadith on how prayer is the seal of religion
And don't forget Ayatollah Sayyid Khamenei's speech on how one must refrain from sins so that he can focus on prayer and on worship of God Jazaakallah khayr!
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:08 PM
If you believe that Allah (swt) is your Lord and you belive His words in Quran, you ought to follow what He commands you. Period. You don't need a stimulus.
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:16 PM
Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:52 PM
Everyone ^ has good answers. I used up all my "likes" in another topic.
Praying for you and all the Believers. Read the chapter called Prayer and Its Effects: http://www.al-islam.org/flowers/
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 10:53 PM
What i mean is that i bet you that you are raised in the west like myself, and i bet that mashallah things are not that bad in your house, family, community or what ever else that you care about. When i went to do ziyarat in Karbala i saw abject poverty. people that have absolutely nothing, giving away tabaruk over and over, for Imam Hussain . Went to Shaam saw the same thing just as much poverty** then i went to India, where my mom is from and saw more abject poverty. its enough to bring ANYBODY to tears honest to god. went to Pakistan where my dad is from, saw car bombings people dieing, unparallelled poverty. Since then i have not missed a prayer. Thank god for everything i have and my loved ones once you start paying attention to the news and the headlines you realize praying is not an option, you should be grateful everyday of your life.
** Im writing this comment as a footnote because its not really related to the question @ hand, read it @ your own discretion. i had a conversation with a Iraqi gentlemen in halab who seemed normal and didn't know English, we were talking with hand gestures and facial gestures. he told me calmly that Saddam had murdered his mother, father, and brother.. he was the only one left in his family. then he continued to eat. he was unphased, he had seen so much death, violence and destruction that he was completely desensitized to it. and yet i never in the 4 days that i was there saw him miss a prayer, and he had plenty of reasons to make an excuse, but he didn't.
NAHJUL - BALAGHA
"Verily this ummah is your ummah, ONE NATION, ONE UMMAH. And I am your Lord. Therefore worship me."
-Surah Al Anbiya, Aayat 92
Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:52 AM
You should be thankful for what God has given you and show this thanks by praying.
You should feel lucky for being given the opportunity and guidance to pray.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 10:14 AM
Edited by Robin Hood, 08 March 2013 - 10:15 AM.
اللّهُ لاَ إِلَـهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَّهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَن ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاء وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَؤُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَا وَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ (2:255)2:255 (Picktall) Allah! There is no God save Him, the Alive, the Eternal. Neither slumber nor sleep overtaketh Him. Unto Him belongeth whatsoever is in the heavens and whatsoever is in the earth. Who is he that intercedeth with Him save by His leave? He knoweth that which is in front of them and that which is behind them, while they encompass nothing of His knowledge save what He will. His throne includeth the heavens and the earth, and He is never weary of preserving them. He is the Sublime, the Tremendous.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 11:30 AM
Know Who you're worshipping. 'The foremost in religion is knowing Him..', Imam Ali said in his first sermon in Nahjul Balaghah. Build a relationship with Him (this will come naturally once you get to know Him), and those who have perfected their worship (through knowing Him).
w'Allahu waliy al tawfeeq.
'Islam - do something useful today' TM
Posted 08 March 2013 - 01:42 PM
Phir Bhi Usay Logon Ne Kaha hai yeh Jali Hai,
Mai Maut Talak Jaa ke Bhi Ye Jaan Na Paaya
Jis Ne Mujhe Paala Hai Wo Allah hai Ke Ali Hai
- imam shafi of ahle sunnat.
Posted 08 March 2013 - 02:05 PM
"I wanted a high position in life, I found it in modesty. I wanted leadership, I found it in giving advice. I wanted dignity, I found it in honesty. I wanted greatness, I found it in poverty. I wanted lineage, I found it in virtue. I wanted majesty, I found it in contentment. I looked for peace and found it in asceticism." - Uwais al Qarni
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