The Right Practice of Prayer in Islam
In praying according to Islam, there are manners of praying that need attention. Read more below.
Repent before Praying
The important thing to remember is that prayer should begin with repentance. If you feel that you have hurt, wronged or taken other people’s property, then you should apologize to the person concerned first, then return the rights. Therefore, repentance is very important and is recommended to be done every day, every time, every time, even every second.
If the manners of praying in the previous discussion have been carried out, and repentance has been carried out, then every servant will feel lighter when praying to submit a request to Allah, in other words we will feel more worthy of asking Allah.
From ‘Umar bin Khattab RA, he said: Truly I do not carry the burden of duty, but carry the prayer. So when I have put in the effort in prayer, the acceptance or acceptance will be with him. Then he said, “Be careful of what Allah has forbidden, (because) Allah will grant prayers and tasbih.”
Abu Darda ‘RA also emphasized: Ask Allah on the day when you feel happy. Because God may grant your request in times of trouble.” He also said, “Be earnest in prayer, because whoever knocks more at the door, he will enter.”
Abdullah bin Mas’ud RA also said, “Verily Allah. will not answer (prayer), except those who are conscious in praying. Verily, Allah does not answer from those who hear, see, play, joke, except those who pray with confidence and steadfastness of heart.
Hudzaifah RA added: There will come a time, there will be no survivors in that era, except those who pray with prayers like people who will drown.
If it is concluded from the information above, there are some etiquette in praying that must receive attention, namely as follows:
- It is better and should be in a state of purity from hadats or ablution first when going to pray.
- Begin the prayer with praise to Allah, then followed by reading shalawat to the Prophet Muhammad.
- Start by praying for yourself, then pray for others
- Praying must be done with a sincere heart and surrender for the sake of Allah alone. (as explained in the Qur’an Quran Surah. Ghafir, 40: 14; and Quran Surah. Al-Bayyinnah, 98: 5).
- Be serious in praying to Allah, and believe with certainty that prayer will be granted by Allah
- • Do not rush or rush in prayer.
- • Pray not only in times of difficulty. But pray when happy or sad, broad or narrow.
- • Saying a prayer in a low, soft, gentle voice, between faint and loud (as explained in the Qur’an Surah. Al-A’raf, 7: 55; 205).
- Do not and do not pray for a crime and or to break the relationship.
- Pray fervently, Tadharru (humble yourself), raghbah (hope to be granted) and complete with rahbah (fear of not being answered prayer) as expressed in Quran Surah. Al-Anbiya, 21: 90.
- Instill (in the heart before praying) confession of sins that have been committed, asking for forgiveness, acknowledging the favors that have been received, and thanking Allah for these blessings.
- Before praying, to return (the rights of others) who have been wronged, accompanied by repentance.
- Should repeat the prayer three times.
- It is better to face towards the Qibla when praying.
- Raise both hands.
- Do not overdo it in prayer.
- Tawasul to Allah with Asmaul Husna and His Most High attributes, or with good deeds that have been done alone or with the prayers of pious people who are still alive and nearby.
- Eat, drink, and dress with lawful food, drink, and clothing. This will be the foundation for the answered prayer.
- Stay away from all kinds of immoral acts.
- Must enforce in telling people to do good and prevent evil (amar makruf nahi munkar).
Thus the important things of etiquette in praying that are necessary and important to pay attention to so that our prayers and requests in prayer get blessing and are granted by Allah.