So what's YOUR excuse for Salaah?? (3 of
Date: Sun Jul 6, 2008 2:07 pm
In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate
"May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You"
Praise be to Allaah, we seek His help and His forgiveness. We seek refuge with
Allaah from the evil of our own souls and from our bad deeds. Whomsoever Allaah
guides will never be led astray, and whomsoever Allaah leaves astray, no one
can guide. I bear witness that there is no god but Allaah, and I bear witness
that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.
Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam 'ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
So what's YOUR excuse for Salaah?? (3 of 3)
by Asma bint Shameem
for those who didnt read the 1st part...click here
for those who didnt read the 2nd part...click here
I have made/am making so many mistakes in my life,
it is no use for me to pray.Allaah will never forgive me.
Reply: Now, this is another one of the tricks of Shaytaan.He does not want you
to do Tawbah, because he knows, if you sincerely repent to Allaah for ALL
that you have done, Allaah WILL FORGIVE YOU.
Allaah encourages us to do tauba when He said:
"Say: 'O My slaves, who have transgressed against themselves (by
committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily,
Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Subhaan Allaah! How Forgiving is our Rabb and how Merciful!
Isn't this Ayah enough, even for the worst of sinners among us?
And remember, doing good deeds wipes out sins.
"And perform As-Salaah, at the two ends of the day and in some hours
of the night [i.e. the five compulsory prayers]. Verily, the good deeds
remove the evil deeds."
I don't pray, but I have a good heart.
I am a good person and I never hurt anyone.
Reply: The Prophet (Sal Allaahu Alaiyhi wa Sallam) said: "The first
matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is
the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it
is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad."
So no matter what good deeds you did in this dunya, if you didn't pray, nothing
will count or even be accepted.....no zakaah, no fasting, no Hajj, no nothing.
"Whoever does not pray 'Asr, his good deeds will be annulled." (Bukhaari).
But, I pray every Jumuah. Isn't that enough?
Reply: With regard to the ruling on one who prays Jumuah only, some of the
scholars are of the view that one who prays Jumuah only is a kaafir,
because he comes under the same ruling as one who does not pray at all, because
he prays only one of the thirty-five prayers required each week, so he is like
one who does not pray at all.
(Fatawa Shaykh ibn Baaz and Ibn Uthaymeen)
Some scholars said that he is not a kaafir but he is committing a great
sin that is worse than riba (usury), adultery, stealing, drinking alcohol
My spouse/parents don't pray. Why should I??
Reply: Just because your family does something sinful, does not mean that
you do the same. Remember, they will NOT be there to save you when Allaah will
ask YOU about YOUR Salaah. In fact, your duty is to call them to Allah by
advising them and setting a good example for them to follow.
"And enjoin al-Salaah on your family, and be patient in offering them [the
prayers]. We ask not of you a provision; We provide for you. And the good
end (Paradise) is for the muttaqoon (pious)." [Ta-Ha:132]
I will pray when I am older/after Hajj/ Ramadhan.
Reply: Do you want to be from these people that Allaah is talking about??
"Then, there has succeeded them a generation who have given up
As-Salaah and have followed lusts. So they will be thrown in Hell."
And, how do you know you will live to be older?
Or live until Hajj or Ramadhaan??
What if you die tomorrow?? What if it was today???
There can be no excuses as far as Salaah is concerned. We have to prayall the
five prayers and all of them on time.
"O you who believe! Fear Allaah, and be with those who are true (in words
"Guard strictly the (five obligatory) prayers, especially the middle
Salaat (˜Asr). And stand before Allaah with obedience."