Courtesy, Procedures for Praying in Islam
How the Courtesy, Procedures for Praying in Islam? Pray that we do every time, every time, and every moment with true and earnest intentions. No, but certain activities that can be carried out require certain procedures, manners, and conditions.
Prayer is a great and very important work. As the essence of something, the implementation of prayer must also be solemn, not playful, which means seriously, full of hope, full of confidence, and must also have fear. In addition, in praying it is better to use a calming voice, leave oneself (tawadhu’), calm, not in a hurry, and by choosing steady, in addition to knowing what is required. Everything is done with the aim that the requests we make, get serious attention and can then be granted by Allah.
This is according to the Word of Allah. in the Qur’an which reads:
ٱدۡعُواْ رَبَّكُمۡ تَضَرُّعٗا وَخُفۡيَةًۚ إِنَّهُۥ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُعۡتَدِينَ
Meaning: Pray to your Lord with self-reliance and a soft voice. Verily, Allah does not like those who transgress.” (Surah al-A’raf, 7:55).
Courtesy before praying in Islam
Before praying, we should prepare ourselves both physically and mentally, this we will face Allah. The One Who has nature and everything in it, the Most High and Most Important Substance. It is natural that there is an expression that says, “Facing the president or governor is full of preparation, both appearance and regularity of speech, especially when we are going to Allah, of course, we have to be more prepared, especially in order to ask Allah for something. ”
Speech or polite speech can only be issued from a calm and calm heart. Politeness can be formed from a deep determination, calmness of heart can be realized by a strong desire not to be influenced by the lusts of the world, which is nurtured by the stability of faith. Tranquility, politeness, or gentleness of the soul, will be a mercy for the owner, as evidenced by the hadith of the Prophet SAW. which means:
“Take the opportunity to pray when the heart is weak because it is a grace.” (HR. Ad-Dailami)
Before praying, we should prepare beautiful sentences to convey to Allah the Creator, after being cleaned first, at least by performing ablution. If possible, we are advised to spray the fragrance on the clothes we wear or on body parts. Remember that Allah is Most Beautiful and Most Holy, so Allah loves what is beautiful and clean.
Dhikr with beautiful remembrance to be offered to Allah, besides being able to smooth the granting of prayers by Allah, also contains many benefits and benefits for us. In addition, it is advisable to recite more shalawat to the Prophet Muhammad, as explained in the arguments of the Prophet’s hadith below which means:
- Sayings Subhanallah and Alhamdulillah will fill what is between the heavens and the earth (HR. Muslim)
- Saying Alhamdulillah will fill the scales (good deeds of a servant) (HR. Muslim)
- Do not talk much other than Dhikr to Allah.” (HR. At-Tirmidhi)
- The person closest to me today, is the person who has the most blessings.” (HR. At-Tirmidhi)
Another thing that needs to be considered in the etiquette of praying is knowing the efficacious times to pray. Basically we are allowed to pray at any time, but there are certain times where praying is very sunnah, one of which is when we finish doing the fardhu prayer. All prayers that are said at this special time, God willing, will be granted by Allah. This discussion will be discussed at length in the next chapter.
The etiquette that must be considered when praying after performing the obligatory prayers, among others, are: try to always be in a state of purity / have not been separated from ablution, raise both hands up, and make requests as desired. Especially for women, try not to stretch the position of the hands, aka clamping the armpits when holding out hands like men when doing takbir in prayer.
The adab of praying that also needs to be considered is covering the aurat. When praying, do not get naked, according to the advice in the Qur’an. It is also advisable to do it facing towards the Qibla.
Etiquette when praying
When praying, start with the opening sentence in the form of praise to Allah, and shalawat to the Messenger of Allah, the beloved of Allah. Praying must be accompanied by sincerity, not hesitation or wishful thinking. After you finish reciting the prayer, close the prayer that we say with praises to Allah. Then, it ends by rubbing both hands to the face with a closing reading: “Amen”, which means, “allow it or accept it, O Allah”.
It is natural that the prayers we pray often take a long time to be answered, even rejected, because our own actions often underestimate and oversimplify many things when praying. Not to mention, the bad prejudice that we address to Allah when the prayers we say and say do not go away, of course this will increase the barrier to the fulfillment of prayers. It is forbidden to have bad prejudice against fellow humans and bring sin, let alone have a bad prejudice against Allah. May we all avoid such attitudes.
Courtesy in prayer is not only related to the good and good content of prayer and obedience to the order in prayer, but also must be related to the behavior, actions or attitudes of the prayer applicant by caring about the surrounding environment. This is explained by a hadith, which means:
“Ali KW said. The Messenger of Allah passed by while I was saying the prayer: ‘O Allah, have mercy on me’. Then he patted my shoulder and said: ‘Pray also for the public (Muslims) and not for private. Verily, the difference between a general and a specific prayer is like the difference between the heavens and the earth.” (Narrated by Ad-Dailami)
Thus, caring for fellow human beings is part of the adab of praying. Such concern is likely to “influence” Allah in granting or granting personal prayers. Caring for others is a form of brotherhood or ukhuwah Islamiyah or friendship which is very important and recommended in Islamic teachings.
Therefore, from the information above, it is necessary in praying to comply with the procedures or etiquette required when praying, so that Allah’s promises to grant them come true. Everything is of course up to ourselves, whether we want to be granted by Allah, or vice versa