❝The way to cure your [concentration during prayer] is to forcibly repel your soul to what you’re reading throughout the prayer and busying yourself with that, opposed to other things. This starts with preparing prior to beginning the prayer by completing anything that would busy you, diligently trying to clear your heart, reminding yourself of the afterlife, and the severity of standing in front of Allah and Him staring at you. And if that doesn’t subside your thoughts, then know, what you think about is what’s important to you and what you desire; therefore analyze those desires and cut those ties.❞
— Ahmed ibn Qudaamah Al-Maqdisi (d. 689 AH)
#1 by Yacoob on September 30, 2014 - 2:46 am
JazakAllah. This talk might also be useful:
“Putting Khushoo into our salaah” by Shaykh Hussain Abdul Sattar
[audio src="http://www.sacredlearning.org/audio/general/2006/putting_khushu.mp3" /]
#2 by almuqarraboon on October 1, 2014 - 1:00 pm
Wa iyyak. Jazakallahu khair for commenting and sharing that. It’s nice to see a new name, I am very curious to know who these mysterious usernames are that are following or accessing this blog. Barakallahu feekum; I’ve got the link open now and will be checking out the talk inshaAllah.