Salamualaykum,

I wish I could pray just one prayer with full concentration. At least one. I mean…the kind of prayer where you’re 100% “there” from the Takbeer to the Salaam.

-Fi Amanillah-

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2 thoughts on “

  1. That’s a pretty smart thing to wish/try for :)

    It reminded me of a hadith I heard recently (perhaps the same one that prompted you to write this post :) ) narrated from ‘Uthman (ra) collected by Imams Bukhari and Muslim- he was making wudu, and saw the Prophet (saws) make wudu like he did, and then the Prophet (saws) said whoever performs wudu like he did and prays 2 raka’ah and doesn’t talk to himself in those two raka’ah, ghufira lahu maa taqaddama min dhanbih – they’re forgiven all the sins they’d previously sent forth.

    Subhanallah! Not “talking to yourself” is pretty hard though. May Allah make it easier.

    There’s another hadith along a similar line from Abu Darda collected by Imam Ahmad – the conditions of iHsan and khushu and asking for forgiveness are added.

    In my limited experience, the best chance one has at achieving this is when they wake up in the middle of the night. The mind is blank and completely uncluttered with anything which makes the whole not talking to oneself thing easier than in the daytime. Also there’s no noise or disturbance (hopefully) plus one gets to catch the blessing of praying in the last third of the night.

    May Allah regularly give us such a prayer in our lives. Ameen.
    Jazakillahu khair for the reminder.

  2. Salaams Traveller,
    JazakAllah Khair for stopping by! I was actually looking for a hadith to go along with this post/thought, so thank you for sharing that. SubhanAllah, it’s like I can get about half way through Salah with concentration and right about midway, my to-do list pops into my head. =/

    Ameen to the du’a. :)

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