Mar 3, 2009

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Praying to be seen by men- Prayer(Salah)

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One of the most dangerous and the biggest mistakes committed is that sometimes people pray only to be seen of men. Only if they are in a gathering in which friends or family pray, only then do they pray so that their friends or family don’t think bad about them. Do they think what Allah will think about them?

Those few people are hypocrites who do not pray from their house but will pray when in such a gathering. They can fool the people around them, but they can NEVER FOOL ALLAH!

Allah says in the Quran:

“Say (O Muhammad SAW): "Verily, my Salât (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allâh, the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinn and all that exists)” (6:162)

Prayers should be offered only for the sake of Allah and pleasing Allah and not for anybody else to see.

Narrated Umar Bin Al Khatab: I heard Allah's Apostle(SAW) saying, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended.”  (Bukhari)

Allah says in the Quran:

“Verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allâh, but it is He Who deceives them. And when they stand up for As-Salât (the prayer), they stand with laziness and to be seen of men, and they do not remember Allâh but little.” (4:142)

Allah Says:

“So Woe to those who pray, but are unmindful of their prayer. They Like to be seen of men, and withold legal alms.” (107:4-7)

“And remember the Name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with a complete devotion. “ (73:8)

We should always remember that Allah is watching us. We can deceive the people around us, but we can never deceive Allah. We can hide from friends and families but we cannot hide from Allah.

What are we going to get by pretending in front of others that we pray? Will we attain Jannah by doing this?

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  1. arjuman says:

    VERY TRUE THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE WHO JUST PRAY FOR SHOWING OTHERS.THERE IS NO USE OF SUCH PRAYERS,IN WHICH THERE IS NO SECEREITY TO ALLAH[SWT].

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