in sha Allah may Allah SWT accept all our zikr and make us steadfast on the deen. Ameen

Assalamu Alaikum guys, I thought I’d get personal and share my own experiences regarding Salaah. Ma sha Allah I have been able to keep up with my five compulsory daily prayers. However, this hasn’t always been the case, and whilst the purpose of this post is to share my struggles, it is in no way intended to be a boastful post.

So up until last year I could never keep up with all five prayers:( What changed? Well nothing apparent, just the fact that I started seeking the help of Allah SWT more than ever. I became submissive to Islam and the Almighty and I found what I was looking for. Even though I am still trying to find my feet, I feel closer to Allah SWT than ever before, Alhamdullilah. Once I allowed myself to believe that things really do happen for a reason, I found myself feeling more content. I mean what’s the point of fretting over life when it is never in our control anyways? I still ask for things I feel I need or want because I’ve been told that you should never underestimate the power of dua!

Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty (Tirmidhi)

After all, I guess if you don’t ask, you won’t get. The beautiful thing is though, that everything is already panned out. Allah SWT knows what we are going to ask for, yet He still listens and He will send us what we need when we are ready for it. Alhamdullilah in my own life, many doors have closed…but even more have opened. When I feel I have achieved something, I feel elated. Sometimes so much so that I forget it is all Allah SWT’s doing.

Before praying Salaah, the idea of praying five times a day felt like a colossal task. It felt like an impossible task. However, since finding Salaah, I don’t know how I lived without it. Everyday, I bow to my Lord and I connect with Him. The moment my head touches the Earth, nothing matters, no-one matters. It’s just me and Allah SWT. After all, life isn’t about us and everyone else, it was always between us and Allah SWT anyways.