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Do you offer your Salah?

Sunday, 4 April 2010 by PD , under

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 Mudathhir 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.

6 Responses to 'Do you offer your Salah?'

4 April 2010 at 22:50

Comment by syed.

quite a perception that Prophet Mohammad's (PBUH) Ummah will enter Heaven whatsoever.will be asked and punished for the sins they did in their lives but ultimate destination for every Muslim (practising or non-practising) is JANNAH...

5 April 2010 at 08:52

Comment by PD.

A lot of scholars say though that if a person dies and has not prayed at all - then he dies in a state of kufr.

Allah knows best - Allahu a3lam.

5 April 2010 at 13:07

Comment by H.

You moved!!!
At least you didn't block me...that's what I initially thought when I couldn't' get to your blog. Lol.

5 April 2010 at 14:23

Comment by PD.

lol! How did you find this address? :P

And yes - i did. Didn't want to announce it incase everyone thought I was a little crazy for shifting again.

25 April 2010 at 02:25

Comment by Nikki..

I know how important Salah is in our Faith... but do u think that along with offering our Salah regularly it also means praying properly and meaning what u say while u pray? And along with that loads of other factors too....

25 April 2010 at 13:48

Comment by PD.

Nikka, obviously =) those things should come hand in hand.