The ROOT to Salaat

The ROOT to Salaat.

We are tasked to pray
In order for us not to stray
In this world of today
Where the wrong doings are here to stay!

But pray we did!
As it is “just part of the deed”
As we never take heed
What an actual prayer need!

So our prayer become just a habit
It doesn’t change us a bit
Sad indeed – as our actions become more sordid
This is what Allah forbids

Now has the prayer change you?
To a better person through and through
If you are still searching – to be true!
Let’s be a real Muslim – in salaat there is the clue!

The ROOT – is the answer.
What do we have to muster?
When you pray, this you have to gather –
Root is looking at the Reason, Objective, Outcome and Totality altogether

The Reason you pray – is to obey the command *
As Allah swt created Jinn and Mankind with a demand
To worship only Allah swt that is the summon
……thus our life is aligned to the same Sermon

The Objective of prayer as Moses discovered
In soorah Taha it is gathered **
As a remembrance of Allah – that is zikrullah which renewed the tattered
And to mend what is shattered!

The Outcome of salaat – is most important ***
It provides a shield, the evil we distant
From vices and vile – as a Muslim is to abstain
Thus his lust he succeeds to contain

The last is Totality in acceptance ****
To avoid the penance
The answer is repentance
As to Jannah is The Abundance

In hereafter, Salaat will be the first asked
Have we correctly fulfilled this task?
Stop and look at the ROOT – yes! This is a must.
If our attention is Jannah, the beautiful garden of musk!

Penned by Qalamuddin
20th February 2019

* “And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me.” [Q 51:56]

** “Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance” [Q 20:14]

*** “Recite that which has been revealed to you of the Book and keep up prayer; surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest, and Allah knows what you do.” [Q 29:45]

**** “O you who believe! Enter into submission one and all and do not follow the footsteps of Shaitan; surely he is your open enemy. [Q 2:208]