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The importance of Salaah

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Q: I used to pray my daily salah properly on time but as in the future I’ve lost interest astagfirullah. I really want what I had before with Allah but don’t know how to get it. Could you please tell me some ways jazkallah?


A: Namaaz is the most important pillar of Islam. The first thing a person will be questioned on the day of Qiyaamah will be in regard to namaaz. Severe grave warnings have been sounded in the Qur’an and Ahaadith for the one who forgoes his Salaah. Make sincere tawbah to Allah Ta’ala for missing out your Salaah in the past and commence performing Salaah immediately. Similarly it is compulsory upon you to make qadha of the past Salaahs that you have missed. Merely making tawbah will not absolve you of the obligation of performing all the passed missed salaahs.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

فَخَلَفَ مِن بَعدِهِم خَلفٌ أَضاعُوا الصَّلوةَ وَاتَّبَعُوا الشَّهَوتِ فَسَوفَ يَلقَونَ غَيًّا ﴿٥٩﴾ إِلّا مَن تابَ وَءامَنَ وَعَمِلَ صـلِحًا فَأُولـئِكَ يَدخُلونَ الجَنَّةَ وَلا يُظلَمونَ شَيـًٔا ﴿٦٠﴾ جَنّـتِ عَدنٍ الَّتى وَعَدَ الرَّحمـنُ عِبادَهُ بِالغَيبِ إِنَّهُ كانَ وَعدُهُ مَأتِيًّا ﴿٦١﴾ لا يَسمَعونَ فيها لَغوًا إِلّا سَلـمًا وَلَهُم رِزقُهُم فيها بُكرَةً وَعَشِيًّا ﴿٦٢﴾ تِلكَ الجَنَّةُ الَّتى نورِثُ مِن عِبادِنا مَن كانَ تَقِيًّا ﴿مريم: ٦٣﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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