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    Thumbs up 40 ways of building & increasing Khushu in your prayer


    Khushu is to have tremendous concentration and attentiveness, presence of mind, fear of Allah that allows a person to appreciate that he is now standing in front of the Lord of Creation with full Ihsan and undistracted by the matters of this world.

    Allah the Great says: "Successful indeed are the Believers! Those who have khushu in their Prayers" (AlMuminun: 1-2)

    The Prophet (s.a.w) said: "The first thing to be taken away from this Ummah will be khushu, until you will see no-one having it". [Reported by At-Tabarani in AlKabeer and graded Hasan in Saheeh AtTargheeb (No.543)]

    He used to also make the following dua: "O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the heart that does not have any Khushu". "Alahumma inni a3utha bika min qalbin la yakhsha3" {Reported by At-Tirmidhee (No.3482) and authenticated by Al-Albani}

    The Prophet (s.a.w) said: "Whoever does the wudu well, then prays two rakahs focusing on them completely [according to another report: and does not think of anything else], will be forgiven all his previous sins [according to another report: will be guranteed paradise]". {Reported by Al-Bukhari (NO.158)}

    Means of developing Khushu in prayer:

    1. Preparing perfectly for prayer.
    2. Ensuring that you are praying in the earlier times not towards the end with little time remaining.
    3. Clearing your mind from all worldy matters, anxiety, worry etc before prayer.
    4.Remembering Allah, His Greatness, His Attributes.
    5. Thinking about the value of Iklhas (sincerity) and that one prostration done purely for the sake of Allah is enough to gurantee Jannah.
    6. Remember that this prayer could be your last.
    7. Remebering the benefits of having true khushu.
    8. Thinking of how the pious predecessors were in their prayer.
    9. Making a true supplication to Allah to have khushu in prayer.
    10. Praying slowly and at a calm pace with sufficient pauses.
    11. Pondering on the meaning of the Fatihah which is recited at the beginning of each verse.
    12. Thinking about the verses of the Quran that are being recited and reacting on their meaning. Pausing at the end of each verse.
    13. Reciting in slow rhythmic tones and in a beautiful voice.
    14. Remembering that Allah the Great is paying attention to you and is responding to each verse you are saying and to your dua.
    15. Seeking refuge with Allah from shaytan.
    16. Looking at the place of prostration.
    17. Praying with a barrier close by.
    18. Varying the duas and verses recited in the prayer so that it opens up new meanings.
    19. Removing everything that can distract the worshipper.
    20. Lengthening the bowings and prostrations and remembering that this is the closest you can be to your Lord.
    21. Enusring that the non-obligatory Prayers are done in the most secluded places in the best of times.
    22. Not praying in a garment or upon a carpet that has colours, pictures, designs that can distract the person.
    23. Not praying when the food is ready and you want to eat.
    24. Not praying when you need to answer the call of nature.
    25. Not praying when falling sleepy.
    26. Not praying behind a person who is talking.
    27. Not turning around in prayer.
    28. Not yawning in prayer.
    29. Not raising the gaze to the sky.
    30. Striving to offer the dua at the right times in Prayer.

    Source: Notes from a course I have attended at Al Kauthar Institution.


    "No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future. Go easy on yourself for the outcome of all affairs is determined by Allah's Decree. If something is meant to go elsewhere, it will never come on your way, but if it is yours by destiny, from you it cannot flee.''
    (Umar ibn al-Khattab r.a)

    Indeed, with every hardship comes ease, with every hardship comes ease." (Surah94: 5-6)

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    May 2009


    i will be able to implement these

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