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AmirioTheMuzzy

Any tips for those who struggle with praying at adhan time (delaying Salah)?

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Wasalam,

Do you guys have any tips for those who struggle with praying at adhan time, and instead they keep delaying it? How is one able to rid themselves of such procrastination?

Thanks!

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4 hours ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

Wasalam,

Do you guys have any tips for those who struggle with praying at adhan time, and instead they keep delaying it? How is one able to rid themselves of such procrastination?

Thanks!

Is there a reason for the delay like work, children, peak of activity time etc which causes the delay so you can reschedule the timings to fit around salah (I.e salah should be the base around which the other activities fall - not always easy, but doable), or is the reason internal.. like a laziness to pray at that moment?

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بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ

أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يُكَذِّبُ بِالدِّينِ ﴿١﴾ فَذَٰلِكَ الَّذِي يَدُعُّ الْيَتِيمَ ﴿٢﴾ وَلَا يَحُضُّ عَلَىٰ طَعَامِ الْمِسْكِينِ ﴿٣﴾ فَوَيْلٌ لِّلْمُصَلِّينَ ﴿٤﴾ الَّذِينَ هُمْ عَن صَلَاتِهِمْ سَاهُونَ ﴿٥﴾ الَّذِينَ هُمْ يُرَاءُونَ ﴿٦﴾ وَيَمْنَعُونَ الْمَاعُونَ﴿٧﴾

1. “Have you seen him who denies the Final Judgement?"
2. “Then such is the man who repulses the orphan (with harshness),"
3. “And encourages not the feeding of the indigent.”
4. “So woe to those praying ones,"
5. “Who are careless of their prayers,"
6. “Those who (want but) to be seen (of men),"
7. “But refuse (to supply) (even) neighbourly needs.” (Surah 107)

Verse 4 and 5 are shock treatment for this disease..if we pay heed to them. May Allah guide us to be those who take heed of warnings.

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It is possible that some might be falling into this situation through passiveness. In that case, active reminders of prayer times are required. In Muslim countries this is achieved through the adhan. In your own home you can achieve this with an adhan clock or an app. 

Check the prayer times for the next day before going to sleep each evening and schedule them the way you would schedule an appointment.

Wallahu a'lam 

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35 minutes ago, AmirioTheMuzzy said:

^This

A lack of discipline makes us like this.  May Allah free us from the enslavement of indiscipline.

 

I believe in God, so why don’t I listen to Him?

He does thousands of things harder than prayer, but a 1,000 ton crane needs to lift him at prayer time. If someone calls him to do something right now, he’ll jump up like a spring, and do 4 somersaults too. Instead of Wuzu, he’ll wash his hands and face with soap and water too if needed. He’ll blow dry his hair, instead of wiping his head with water, and ten other things too! Why? Because he is undisciplined.
You prove God to me a hundred times, and I still don’t listen to Him. You prove resurrection and other things too, and I still don’t obey, because my will has become stubborn. It doesn’t listen. I can’t listen! I’m a passive person. I haven’t been disciplined. A disciplined person has bound himself to a schedule.
Truly, some people aren’t unbelievers in God. Their mentality is such a way that they can’t live by the rules. They can by force, but not by the rules. God says, “I don’t force you. I put rules.” You don’t pray. He doesn’t force you. A person doesn’t pray, just because God doesn’t force him.
He does a hundred things, which are harder, because he is forced to. He says, “I don’t have the patience, ability, or capacity.” He believes in God and His Prophet so much that, he listens to a dream about a believer who has died, gone to the other side and said, “They burned me in this way.” He will weep! He really is a pure person. But, he doesn’t have the strength to regulate his behaviour. 
Do you understand what I’m saying? If someone doesn’t have a schedule and is passive, he or she isn’t willing to follow the rules, whether God puts them or someone else! When someone has been raised in a certain way, what can you do with him? If someone doesn’t have a schedule and is passive, he or she isn’t willing to follow the rules, whether God puts them or someone else! He isn’t disciplined. He doesn’t have the strength to regulate his behaviour. 
When I was a child sitting by the Qur'an, everything went into my memory like carving on a stone. They should have taught me this when I was sitting by the Qur'an at that time. “Look child, who does this Book help? A disciplined person. Are you disciplined, or not?” “This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil).” (Qur’an 2:2) The impious shouldn’t come.
If a pious person reads this, “they believe in the unseen.” (Qur’an 2:3) If he or she is a vigilant, lives correctly, and is disciplined, he or she will believe in the unseen. If you tell them there’s an unseen world, they aren’t perverse to refute it! Why should they? Perversity is those people who don’t live with discipline. If he or she is a vigilant person and is disciplined, he or she will believe in the unseen.
If someone doesn’t have a schedule and is passive, he or she isn’t willing to follow the rules, whether God puts them or someone else! If we want to convince someone not to sin, the first step is to convince him that he can’t live without a schedule. 
We don’t eat just anytime we’re hungry. See how the month of Ramadan has brought order to our eating. It has brought order to our being awake at dawn. Then in the supplication for the month of Ramadan, you pray, “May I succeed in praying on time during the month of Ramadan.” You don’t pray, “God, may I succeed in praying with love, feeling, crying, and Gnosticism.” You ask for praying with discipline on time. This is what the month of Ramadan is for. It should be an honour for us to pray on time during the month of Ramadan. An honour!! Do you delay praying during the month of Ramadan?!
An undisciplined person may smile at this. He may be humble and say good things, but he is always passive. He acts in a different way at each moment. He hypocritically behaves kindly. He respects others out of fear. He makes an effort because of being encouraged for some benefit. 
But, what does a disciplined person do? A disciplined person isn’t concerned with whether he is given a prize for his struggling, or not. He is disciplined. In general, he lives with order. In general, he says, “Salam.” He doesn’t calculate to see if the other person is worthy of saying Salam to, or not. He isn’t that cunning. A disciplined person has a schedule and has bound himself to it. He’s not very concerned with the result.
If you teach this to children, they will become pious. Otherwise, how will they understand piety? They will never understand piety in their life. He does a hundred things, which are harder, because he is forced to. God says, “I don’t force you. I put rules.” If someone doesn’t have a schedule and is passive, he or she isn’t willing to follow the rules, whether God puts them or someone else!
“This Book, there is no doubt in it, is a guide to those who guard (against evil).” (Qur’an 2:2) These are people who live based on a schedule. Then, they will believe. They will pray. A disciplined person has bound himself to a schedule.

Transcript of the video by Agha Panahian posted above for those who prefer to read.

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:bismillah:
Your first comment was very useful, and it was sufficient for me and helped out a lot! JazakAllah Khair

...that being said, I will not watch the video or read its transcript. My parents have forbidden me from listening to Alireza Panahian. He was making me (I quote) "too religious".

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