Al-Ḥātim b. ‘Āṣim (raḥimahullāh) was one of the tabi‘īn. He was asked, “How do you attain tranquility in your prayer? We see you so engulfed. How do you reach that level?” He said, “Before I start, I imagine the ṣirāṭ (bridge over Hellfire) in front of me. I imagine Jannah is on my right and Hellfire is on my left. I remember that the one who does not pray his ṣalawāt in this world will be grabbed by a hook on the ṣirāṭ and have to make them up in Jahannam. Then I imagine the angel of death is standing behind me, and I don’t know when he is going to attack. Then I imagine that the Prophet (ṣallallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is standing in front of me to monitor the correctness of my ṣalāh. Then I remember that Allāh, Who created all of that, is monitoring me. Then I start.”
From the class: Behind the Scenes by Sh. Omar Soleiman
Qabeelat Madinatayn PPN, page 135
#1 by mogreen88 on July 24, 2012 - 9:49 pm
MashAllah amazing. Sister do you have a referance for this quote?
#2 by almuqarraboon on July 24, 2012 - 10:30 pm
asalamualaykum wa rahmatullah brother,
I placed a reference, and this is exactly where I got it from (or rather a friend sent it to me and I know this is where she got it), however this is not the best type of reference, and the wording for the quote will differ (meaning from the actual quote of the Tabi’ee, rahimahullah) because the students who put these notes together, put them together based on the words of the instructor in class, who is not 100% accurate.
If you know of where I can find a better reference, please do share.
#3 by mehmudah on July 25, 2012 - 8:52 pm
Whoa! Subhan Allah! Great blog Masha Allah sister. May Allah accept your efforts and grant you rewards! Ameen.