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Am I a Hypocrite for Losing Focus in Prayer?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, I think I might be a hypocrite. Whenever I do an act of worship, I find it very difficult to think about Allah, and I nearly always end up thinking of something or someone else, and it feels like I am worshipping them. Am I committing major […]

Should I Repeat My Prayer Because of Heedlessness?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Many times we actually lose our mindfulness during prayer because of thoughts in our mind while having prayed outwardly in a correct manner. Does this require to repeat prayer? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, […]

What Is the Ruling of Closing One’s Eyes in Prayer?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalamu aleykum, I want to close my eyes in prayer for the sake of increasing my concentration, not for any other cause. Is it permissible? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. To close one’s eyes […]

How to Attain Presence of Heart in Prayer

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Staff From a class of Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: When I stand up for a prayer I usually get a lot of thoughts and I heard this wasn’t allowed.  How do I fix this?  Answer: Bismillah The perfection of prayer comes from following the Sunnah of the Beloved Prophet, God bless […]

Closing One’s Eyes in Prayer: A Detailed Answer

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: What is the ruling of closing one’s eyes in prayer? Where should one look when praying? Answer: Walaikum assalam To close one’s eyes in prayer is somewhat disliked. This is because: it entails leaving the sunna of looking at the place of prostration, it resembles the worship of the […]