I wanted to share with you a tip to help you increase your concentration in Salah. Truly, the sweetness of Salah comes from concentrating on what you’re doing and what you’re saying.
I’ve been personally working on different concentration habits for the past 3 weeks. And in sha Allah, when things get a little more solid, i’ll share with you my conclusions.
My tip today: DO NOT SKIP your Sunnah prayers!
See: Your obligatory prayers are obligatory. You do it, and that’s awesome. But do you run off as soon as the obligatory prayers are over? If you do, in fact, if you run off ‘consistently’ after the obligatory prayers, this tip will work even more for you.
The sunnah prayers, by their nature, are voluntary. You don’t have to do it. But if you make it a challenge for the next week, don’t skip your Sunnah prayers. Get up, pray your sunnahs even though it’s voluntary, and you’ll feel a sweetness that gets stronger and stronger.
Done your obligatory prayers but you’re in too much of a rush to pray your Sunnah? Still do your sunnah prayers! The sunnah prayers will gently pull you to SLOW DOWN, relax and give your Salah the attention it deserves.
The Messenger of Allah, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “”The two-rak’ah sunah of the morning prayer is better than the world and everything that is in the world.” (Muslim)
Your tip: what helps you to concentrate in Salah?
Founder and President of DiscoverU, an Islam-based personal development institute. Muhammad Alshareef graduated Islamic Law from Madinah University and holds a Masters Degree from West Virginia University. Canadian, ethnically Egyptian, and a true citizen of the world. He writes about Islamic solutions to popular personal development questions.