Attaining The Level of Tranquility in Prayers – (PART 2)

2. Seek Refuge From Satan:

Of the worst distractions, satanic one is the extreme and devastating distractions that lead a Muslim astray by intertwining him to fluke lullabies eventually resulting in weak faith. No Muslim can entirely submerge in the circle of Islam if lacks concrete faith hence in order to attain the fine level of tranquility, for a Muslim it is necessary to be deaf to the whispers of Satan by paying full concentration to what he is uttering during Salah or while praying after Salah. Allah says in

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“And if there comes to you from Satan an evil suggestion, then seek refuge in Allah. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Knowing.” [41:36]

3. Repeating Adhan Inscriptions:

Adhan is the declaration for the congregational prayer five times a day. To achieve the tranquility for Salah the foremost step is to recite the wordings of Adhan along it because it asks the Muslim to prostrate in front of Allah in order to attain purification and absolution. When the Mighty Arabic inscriptions strike the heartily chords it soothes one’s soul and build a vibe of calmness deep inside.

“When you hear the Adhan, repeat what the Muadhdhin says.” [Al Muwatta]

4. Purification Key to Prayers:

Purify one’s self prior entering into the state of Salah as it is the key to prayers. Do ablution to ward off evils and to dust off impurities. In Hadith, it is stated that:

“The Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said: “The key to Salah is the purification.” [Tirmidhi]

At another place, Hadith narrates that Allah Almighty accepts no Salah without purification as mentioned:

“Ibn E Umar (RA) said: Indeed I heard Prophet (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) saying: Allah does not accept Prayers without purification.” [Muslim]

5. Following Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam):

For a Muslim it is mandatory to follow the prescribed Sunnah of Muhammad (SallAllahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) because the Sunnah is a direct way to show the submissiveness in front of Allah in order to fulfill His commandments described in sacred scriptures. The best way of getting the level of Khushu in prayers is to offer Salah in Prophetic Pursuit as narrated by Hadith:

“If you stand up for Salah say ‘Allah hu Akbar.’ Then read what comes easy for you from the Quran. Then bow until you are comfortable in your ruku’. Then stand up until you are standing up straight. Then prostrate until you are comfortable in your Sujood. Then sit until you are comfortable in your Juloos. Then prostrate until you are comfortable in your Sujood. And do this in your entire Salah.” [Muslim, Bukhari]

Surmising that, Salah is the first thing that a Muslim will be asked regarding at the Day of Resurrection and no Salah is accepted in sight of Allah Almighty but Salah with faith and Khushu. Tranquility in Salah is achievable by avoiding satanic distractions, unnecessary movements in order to seek serenity in outward actions while remaining humble and submissive inwardly. Glorify the exalted Lord to achieve intimate devotion and calmness through tranquility.

“…” Exalted is He! Rather, to Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and the earth. All are devoutly obedient to Him.” [Quran 2: 116]