Ramadan is a month that comes bearing all sorts of gifts; the gift of mercy, the gift of salvation, the gift of blessings and forgiveness. The offerings are there; all that is needed is for Muslims to reach out and take the opportunity.
The month of Ramadan is a particularly active month for Muslim Aid as we are very much involved in local events and activities as part of our effort to serve the Muslim community here in the UK. In accordance with that, Muslim Aid is proud to present a new event that will be sure to reinvigorate Muslims, both spiritually and mentally.
This Ramadan, Muslim Aid would like you to attain Khushoo in Salaat.
The event will take place on Sunday 13th July and will feature renowned speaker and religious scholar Shaykh Hasan Ali who will give an inspirational lecture on Salaat and how Muslims can attain Khushoo in their daily prayers.
What is Khushoo? Khushoo in prayer happens when a person empties his heart for prayer and focuses on the prayer alone; excluding everything else and preferring it to everything else. Only when someone attains Khushoo can they truly enjoy their Salaat.
The concept of Salaat is one of great importance in Islam. There are multiple instances in the Holy Quran that instruct Muslims to perform Salaat and pay Zakat. Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself said:
“The first matter that the person will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgement is the Prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it’s incomplete, the rest of his deeds will be incomplete.”
Salaat is a compulsory commandment from Allah (SWT) but this commandment also comes with other benefits, as mentioned in the Quran.
“Verily, the prayer keeps one from great sins and evil deeds.” (Quran 29:45)
It is imperative that Muslims engage in Salaat more actively and make it a part of their daily routine. Understandably, praying five times a day with complete concentration might be difficult for some people to accomplish but as long as they make the effort to pray, it will be beneficial for them, both in this world and the world hereafter.
How to Attain Khushoo in Salaah is a spiritual and informative event. The event will take place in Cresent Hall at 50 Dunstable Road in Luton on Sunday 13th July 2014 at 2pm sharp. A large number of people are expected to participate given that the event is taking place in Ramadan and on the weekend. Everyone is welcome to come to this event, regardless of background and religion.
Since Muslim Aid is conducting this event, we will be there in our green shirts welcoming our guests and attendees. Muslim Aid will also be collecting donations and fundraising for the UK Prisoners Project. We have set ourselves a goal of 5000 Prisoner Packs this Ramadan, after the immense success of this project last year when we sent out over 3000 packets.
We urge everyone to attend this event and listen to this exclusive new talk delivered by renowned scholar Shaykh Hasan Ali on July 13th. Be sure to check out the Muslim Aid blog for more information and the latest updates. We look forward to seeing you at the event.