Author: As- Shaik Muhammad Salih Al- Munajjid
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen
Pages: 146 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Salat is the greatest of the practical pillars of Islam, and khushoo’ (Inner Fear) in prayer is required by shari’ah. When iblis, the enemy of Allah, 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-Quran 7:17)One of his most significant plots was to divert people from prayer 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 are particularly pertinent to us: “The first thing of your religion that you lose is khushoo’, and the last thing you will lose of your religion is prayer. There may be a person praying who has no goodness in him, and soon you will enter the mosque and not find anyone who had khushoo’.”Because of what every person knows about himself, and because of the complaints that on hears from many other people about (waswaas) insinuating thoughts from Shaytan during prayer and the loss of khushoo’, the need for some discussion of this matter is quite obvious. The following book is a reminder to myself and my Muslim brothers, and I ask Allah to make it of benefit.