5 daily prayers

anonymous asked:

I am an agnostic writing a book with a Muslim protagonist but I am not planning for the book to focus on religion. Do you think I can have a Muslim protag without addressing the religion overtly or addressing the discrimination muslims face as a non-Muslim?

Yea, you can definitely not focus on Islam with it. Just remember that there are a few aspects that affect daily life. For example the 5 daily prayers, the decision to or not wear the headscarf (if it is a female) , and no alcohol or pork. There are a couple more, but those are the most prevalent.
So, other than that. I think you can definitely do this.
Good luck!
Marlene of the RLMG team

No matter how...

No matter how low you feel your iman has dipped, NEVER EVER give up on your 5 daily obligatory prayers. No matter how much you feel like giving up being “religious” tell yourself that your prayer is one thing that you will never let go of. No matter how empty your prayers are feeling, hold on to them. They are your path back to Allah (swt). No matter how detached you are feeling, they are indeed keeping you attached!

protect your faith by protecting your salah
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‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (رضي الله عنه‎) would write to his governors during his caliphate and say:

“The most important of your affairs in my view is prayer; whoever prays regularly has protected his faith, but whoever neglects it, is bound to be more negligent in other issues of faith.”

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[At-Taareeqah Al-Hakamiyah]

loyalty to one’s salaah (صلاة‎),

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Umar Bin al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه) became unconscious after he was stabbed, and it was was said:

Nothing would wake him up except the call to prayer, if he is still alive.” They said to him, “The prayer has finished, O Chief of the Faithful!”

He woke up and said, “The prayer, by Allah! Verily, there is no share in Islam for whoever abandons the prayer.” 

He performed the prayer while his wound was bleeding.

[Sifat as Safwah 2/131 and As Siyar 5/220]

May Allaah سبحانه و تعالى‎ have mercy on the ones who worship Allaah despite their physical ailments.

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What is your excuse oh believing reader that you fail to utilize your healthy limbs in worship of Allaah?

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What is your excuse oh believing reader that you know your end will come but you fail to hurry and stand before your Lord in worship?

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Don’t you see there are those who are tested with ill health, loss of limbs and trial of poverty, YET THEY STAND, BOW AND PROSTRATE IN SALAAH AS TRUE BELIEVING SOLDIERS…

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Did you get up in the morning, to make sejdah to your Lord to say, ‘ I keep my promise today. I want to live under your guidance.’ ? If you did that sincerely, no big curses is going to reach to you that day. If a man gets up for Fajr prayer, no big curses will reach to that man ever.
—  Sheykh Abdul Kerim El Kibrisi Hz.
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A helpful lecture to help the youth whom have trouble with their salah.