This is the fourth part of our discussion on ways to achieving purification of our salaah.

The Prophet (صلي الله عليه وسلم) said: “Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, has said: ‘I have divided the prayer between Myself and My slave, into two halves, and My slave shall have what he has asked for.’

“When the slave says “Ar-Rehman-nir-Raheem“, Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) says, “My slave has extolled me.”

“When the slave says, “Malikee Yawma Ddin“, Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) says, “My slave has glorified me” or “My servant has related all matters to Me.”

“When the slave says, “Iyaka na’ budu wa iyaka nasta’een“, Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) says, “This is between Me and My slave, and My slave shall aqure what he sought.”

“When the slave says, “Ihdi naseeratal mustaqeem. Seeratal’ladzina an’amta ‘alayhim ghayril maghdoobi ‘alayhim wa la dawleen“, Allaah (سبحانه وتعالى) says, “This is for My slave, and My slave shall have what he asked for.”” (Saheeh Muslim, Kitaab al-Salaah, Baab wujoob qiraa’at al-Faatihah fi kulli rak’ah)

Something to definately ponder about … Subhanallah! This is keyyy my brothers and sisters … If you are aching to gain that nearness to Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) in salaah, this is your route. Easy access, one-on-one with Allah (سبحانه وتعالى); Al-Mu’min (THE Giver of Peace), Al-Aziz (THE Almighty), Al-Khaliq (THE Creator). What else could one desire?

You want nearness to Allah (سبحانه وتعالى)? Here it is. If we all just kept this in our minds while praying—-that we are indeed conversing with Al-Malik ul-Mulk (THE King of Kings); He is responding to our call—-we would definately achieve immense khusoo’. How could it be any other way, when the slave of Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) feels his Rabb addressing him and responding to what he is asking for?

May Allah (سبحانه وتعالى) grant us the ability to attain utmost khusoo’ in our salaah.