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So what's YOUR excuse for Salaah?? (3 of 3)
    Posted by: "Adil" ahmad_adil
    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 here

for those who didnt read the 2nd here

Excuse #11:
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."
[Surah al-Zumar:53]
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."
[Surah Hood:114]

Excuse #12:
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 zakaah, no fasting, no Hajj, no nothing.

"Whoever does not pray 'Asr, his good deeds will be  annulled."  (Bukhaari).

Excuse #13:
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  etc.

Excuse #14:
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]

Excuse #15:
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." [Maryam:59]

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 and deeds)."
[ al-Tawbah:119]

"Guard strictly the (five obligatory) prayers, especially the middle Salaat (˜Asr). And stand before Allaah with obedience."  

Salaam Walekum
Adil Khan

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