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05-13-2005, 11:49 AM
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

I came accross an English translation of a book by sheikh Muhammad Salih Al-Munajjid called

33 Sababun Lil-Khushoo’ Fi Salaah
33 Ways of developing Khushoo’ in Salaah

Since it is long, I will post the Introduction InshaAllah, and you can read the rest by clicking on the link.

Wasalamu alaikum

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05-13-2005, 11:49 AM
Introduction Bismillaah il-Rahmaan il-Raheem

In the Name of Allaah, Most Gracious Most Merciful

Praise be to Allaah, Lord of the Worlds, Who has said in His book (interpretation of the meaning), “…and stand before Allaah with obedience” [al-Baqarah 2:238] and has said concerning the prayer (interpretation of the meaning): “… and truly it is extremely heavy and hard except for al-khaashi’oon…’ [al-Baqarah 2:45]; and peace and blessings be upon the leader of the pious, the chief of al-khaashi’oon, Muhammad the Messenger of Allaah, and on all his family and companions.

Salaah is the greatest of the practical pillars of Islam, and khushoo’ in prayer is required by sharee’ah. When Iblees, the enemy of Allaah, vowed to mislead and tempt the sons of Adam and said “Then I will come to them from before them and behind them, from their right and from their left…” [al-A’raaf 7:17, interpretation of the meaning], one of his most significant plots became to divert people from salaah by all possible means and to whisper to them during their prayer so as to deprive them of the joy of this worship and cause them to lose the reward for it. As khushoo’ will be the first thing to disappear from the earth, and we are living in the last times, the words of Hudhayfah (may Allaah be pleased with him) are particularly pertinent to us: “The first thing of your religion that you will lose is khushoo’, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is salaah. There may be a person praying who has no goodness in him, and soon you will enter the mosque and not find anyone who has khushoo’.” (al-Madaarij, 1/521).

Because of what every person knows about himself, and because of the complaints that one hears from many people about waswaas (insinuating thoughts from Shaytaan) during the salaah and the loss of khushoo’, the need for some discussion of this matter is quite obvious. The following is a reminder to myself and to my Muslim brothers, and I ask Allaah to make it of benefit.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Successful indeed are the believers, those who offer their salaah (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness.” [al-Mu’minoon 23:1-2] – i.e., fearing Allaah and in a calm manner. Khushoo’ means calmness, serenity, tranquillity, dignity and humility. What makes a person have this khushoo’ is fear of Allaah and the sense that He is always watching. (Tafseer Ibn Katheer, Daar al-Sha’b edn., 6/414). Khushoo’ means that the heart stands before the Lord in humility and submission. (al-Madaarij, 1/520).

It was reported that Mujaahid said: “’…and stand before Allaah with obedience” [al-Baqarah 2:238 – interpretation of the meaning]’ – part of obedience is to bow, to be solemn and submissive, to lower one’s gaze and to humble oneself out of fear of Allaah, may He be glorified.” (Ta’zeem Qadr al-Salaah, 1/188).

The site of khushoo’ is the heart, and its effects are manifested in the physical body. The various faculties follow the heart: if the heart is corrupted by negligence or insinuating whispers from Shaytaan, the worship of the body’s faculties will also be corrupt. The heart is like a king and the faculties are like his troops who follow his orders and go where they are commanded. If the king is deposed, his followers are lost, which is like what happens when the heart does not worship properly.

Making a show of khushoo’ is condemned. Among the signs of sincerity are:


05-13-2005, 01:37 PM
Subhanallah bro - may allah give us khushoo and khuzu in our salaah

05-13-2005, 01:38 PM
Assalamu alaikum

format_quote Originally Posted by ABDULLAH SAOOD
may allah give us khushoo and khuzu in our salaah

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05-13-2005, 05:17 PM
nice article, jazak allah.

05-15-2005, 02:46 PM

Mashallah, great article Farhan please keep them coming.


09-09-2005, 11:50 PM
MashaAllah!!! such an Important and beautiful sharing. jazak ALLAH khair :rose:

09-24-2005, 06:41 PM

It is said of a pious man that once he had a sore on his foot.
According to the opinion of the surgeons, if his foot were not amputated, the sore might prove fatel. His mother proposed that the operation should be done while he was absorbed in his salah. This was done, and no pain was felt by him.

wow here we can see such faith in this pious man's namaz.....such sincerety mashallah...these days when we pray all we think about is our life and problems...etc...we can never keep our mind concentrated in our namaz astugfirullah!!!!... MAY ALLAH GIVE US MORE SINCERTY AND CONCENTRATION IN OUR NAMAZ AND IN THE PATH OF ISLAM>>>INSHALLAH...AMEEN!!!

:wilted_ro .....laterz

09-25-2005, 05:40 AM
ameen :'(

09-25-2005, 09:38 AM
ameen!! that's so true..it's really hard to concentrate especially when you've got little sisters screaming and shouting :-[

09-25-2005, 10:00 AM

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09-25-2005, 12:56 PM

Jazak Allah Kher Fe Dunya Wal Akhira Dear Brother of Islam for the excellent article and link.


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09-25-2005, 01:02 PM
JazakAllah truly InshAllah I'll try my best even though I get easily distracted.

03-29-2007, 05:41 AM

JazaakAllaah khair.


05-29-2018, 02:34 AM
The establishment of salaah is the means of reforming one’s entire life. However, the establishment of salaah will only take place once the various qualities of imaan mentioned in various aayaat of the Quraan Majeed are perfected. Some of these qualities are mentioned in the following verses:

قَد أَفلَحَ المُؤمِنونَ ﴿١﴾ الَّذينَ هُم فى صَلاتِهِم خـٰشِعونَ ﴿المؤمنون:٢﴾

Successful indeed are the believers, those who have khushoo’ (focus, calmness and humility) in their salaah.

In another verse of the Quraan Majeed, Allah Ta‘ala mentions:

الَّذينَ يُؤمِنونَ بِالغَيبِ وَيُقيمونَ الصَّلوٰةَ وَمِمّا رَزَقنـٰهُم يُنفِقونَ ﴿البقرة:٣﴾

Those who believe in the unseen, establish salaah, spend out of what We have provided for them.
At the end of this verse Allah Ta‘ala says:

أُولـٰئِكَ هُمُ المُفلِحونَ ﴿البقرة:٥﴾

They are the ones who are truly successful.

In the light of the abovementioned aayaat, one reaches the conclusion that one’s success is subject to the establishment of salaah, and the establishment of salaah is dependent on khushoo’. Without acquiring the desired level of khushoo’, one will not be able to succeed in bringing about the establishment of salaah. In some other verses of the Quraan Majeed Allah Ta‘ala shows us how to create the desired level of khushoo’ in our salaah. The way to obtain this khushoo’ is for one to increase the awareness that Allah Ta‘ala is watching him and create the conviction in one’s heart that he is standing before Allah Ta‘ala. An indication of this is found in the following verse:

وَإِنَّها لَكَبيرَةٌ إِلّا عَلَى الخـٰشِعينَ ﴿٤٥﴾ الَّذينَ يَظُنّونَ أَنَّهُم مُلـٰقوا رَبِّهِم وَأَنَّهُم إِلَيهِ رٰجِعونَ ﴿البقرة:٤٦﴾

Indeed it (salaah) is difficult except for those who possess khushoo’ (focus, calmness and humility in their salaah). They are those who have conviction and certainty that they are to meet their Lord, and that they are to return to Him.

The mention of aakhirat in this verse is not confined to bringing the conviction of the aakhirat but can also be applied to bringing the conviction of standing before Allah Ta‘ala during salaah and at all times.

(Malfoozaat Hazrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) pg. 104)

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