Salaah - A Spiritual Journey For Moms
BEGINNING YOUR JOURNEY OF SALAAH… From the moment you say “Allahu Akbar,”” it is as if you have knocked at the door of the Creator. You leave behind the world, and you are now facing your Lord. Clouds of Allah’s mercy form, good deeds fall on you like rain, and angels gather around you crying out,
“O worshipper if you could see who is in front of you and who you are talking to then I swear by Allah you would not finish your Salaah until the day of Judgement. You would stay in Salaah until you die.” (Hadith)
Salaah, derived from the word “Silatu,”means to bring or join together. Salaah joins the slave to his Lord and creates a bond that cannot be obtained through any other form of worship. When you engage in Salaah and you are facing your Lord, you have all of His Attention. It is unfathomable to know, that the Lord of the worlds, our Creator, Allah – is looking at you! We share the world with 7 billion other people, but at that moment, His attention is on YOU, Allahu Akbar!
As a busy mom, you can get distracted by your numerous responsibilities and duties. When you direct your attention elsewhere during your prayers, Allah Ta’aala says, “O my servant, I am in front of you and you are not looking at Me. Have you found something even better than Me? That you have left me and become attracted to it?” Knowing this, we have to perfect our Salaah so that when we offer it to our Lord, He will be pleased with us Insha’Allah.
While traveling the path of salah you are cashing in! We know Salaah to be a worship to Allah but it is so much more than that. Salaah ensures:
Our daily bread
It promotes health
It drives out diseases
It strengthens the heart
It brings light and beauty to the face
It pleases the soul
It refreshes the body
It cures laziness,
It relieves the mind
It feeds the soul
It illuminates the heart
It guarantees Allah’s favour
It keeps Shaytaan away
It brings us closer to Allah.
"Salaah is a guarantee for all that is desirable and a protection against all that is undesirable for both body and soul, in this world and in the hereafter.” (Hadith)
We pray to thank Allah for the innumerable bounties He has given us, such as our five senses of sight, smell, taste, hearing, and touch. For these five senses, Allah (SWT) has prescribed five daily Salaah. It is mentioned in The Glorious Qur’an,
“And if you count the favours of Allah, never will you be able to number them.” (Surah Ibrahim: 34)
ENDING YOUR JOURNEY OF SALAAH...
When you say “Salaam” at the end of your Salaah, it indicates that you are now returning from your spiritual journey. You are able to feel peace and embrace your new-found strength to continue your day until your next Salaah takes place. This time alone with Allah (SWT) will give you the courage to go on with your day, no matter how tough it is for a mom.
I think of the stories of the pious and now I understand why they spent most of their nights engaged in Salaah for the pleasure of Allah. Why they sacrificed their sleep and body for hours on end. They knew the benefit, the need for Allah to quench their soul. So dear mom, set aside some precious time in your day to focus on Salaah, because you are so blessed to have this gift from your Lord.
‘May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you.’
AUTHOR FATIMA - Studying journalism and memorizing the Holy Qur’an. Eloquent and beautiful words have always captured my attention, and when I read the Glorious Qur’an, it captured my heart. I believe that there are mountains of knowledge, but we have yet to stumble upon it. Every day we should learn something about our Deen… something inspiring, something motivational, and something interesting. My aim is to inspire and warm the hearts of others while I journey on this path of knowledge, and through this, I hope to get closer to Almighty Allah (SWT)