Do you offer your Salah?

March 29, 2010 § 3 Comments

Every Muslim knows praying [Salah] is one of the most important five pillars of Islam and yet so many of us don’t bother praying.

We just finished doing the Tafseer of Surah Al Mudathir and Surah Al Qiyama and there was something that was repeated in both chapters of the Qurán that really caught my eye and made me think.

In Surah Al Muddathir there is a conversation between the People of Paradise [May Allah azza wa jal’ make us from among them] and the people of Hell-fire where the People of Paradise will ask them the reason for why they were entered into hell-fire:-

مَا سَلَكَكُمْ فِي سَقَرَ

“What has caused you to enter Hell?”

قَالُوا لَمْ نَكُ مِنَ الْمُصَلِّينَ

‘They will say: “We were not of those who used to offer their Salat (prayers)’

And in Surah Al Qiyama again, one of the reasons for being entered into hell-fire is because:-

فَلَا صَدَّقَ وَلَا صَلَّىٰ

‘He neither affirmed the truth; nor prayed’

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The reason why these people are entered into hell-fire is because they did not offer Salah. A lot of Muslims simply believe they were will be entered into Paradise because they claim to be Muslim and have said the Shahada – but is it really enough?

Reflect, think and ponder.

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