Category Archives: Khushu in the Prayer

People Are of Five Levels in Regards to Prayer

Khushu is a serious, major issue, which is impossible to achieve without the help of Allah. Being deprived of khushu is nothing short of a calamity. Hence the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, used to say … Continue reading

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Dealing With Shaytan’s Whispers in the Prayer

Ibn al-Qayyim, may Allah have mercy on him, said: “It was said: what do you say concerning the prayer of one who has no khushu, does he have to repeat it or not?  With regard to whether it will count … Continue reading

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Not Resembling Animals

All praises be to Allah Who has honoured the son of Adam and created him in the best way. It is therefore shameful for the son of Adam to resemble or imitate animals. We have been forbidden to resemble or … Continue reading

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Not Letting One’s Clothes Hang Down During Prayer

It was reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, forbade letting one’s clothes hang down during prayer or for a man to cover his mouth. (Reported by Abu Dawood, no. 643). In ‘Awn al-Ma’bood (2/347) al-Khattaabi … Continue reading

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Not Putting Your Hands on Your Hips

Abu Hurayrah said: “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, forbade putting the hands on the hips during prayer.” (Reported by Abu Dawood, no. 947; Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Kitaab al-‘Aml fi’l-Salaah, Baab al-Hadhr fi’l-Salaah). Ziyaad ibn Subayh al-Hanafi … Continue reading

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Trying Not To Yawn When Praying

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “If any one of you feels the urge to yawn during prayer, let him suppress it as much as he can, lest the Shaytan enter…” (Recorded in … Continue reading

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Not Spitting in Front of Oneself

The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “When any one of you is praying, let him not spit in front of himself, for Allah is before him when he prays.” (Reported by al-Bukhaari in his Saheeh, no. … Continue reading

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Not Raising One’s Gaze to the Heavens

The Prophet of Allah, peace and blessing of Allah be upon him, forbade us to raise our gaze to the heavens during prayer. He said: “When any one of you is praying, he should not lift his gaze to the … Continue reading

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Not Turning Away During Prayer

Abu Dharr, may Allah be pleased with him, said, ‘The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said: “Allah continues to turn towards His slave whilst he is praying, so long as he does not turn … Continue reading

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Not Disturbing Others With One’s Recitation

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, advised us not to disturb one another with our recitation during prayer. He, peace be upon him, said: “All of you are speaking to your Lord, so do … Continue reading

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