It’s scary to think how many people abandon their salah.
You’re not just abandoning what Allah has commanded, but you’re abandoning this protection.
Salah is our protection. Allah says,
“Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.”
With every delayed or missed prayer you’re waging a war with shaytaan. You’re putting down the armour given to you by Allah, and have entered the battlefield with no protection.
“And whosoever is blinded from remembrance of the Most Merciful - We appoint for him a devil, and he is to him a companion.”
Do not be surprised then when you fall into all types of sin. Neglecting salah becomes the first step in the path to a lower life. If you want to turn your life around, wallah, focus on perfecting your salah.
It starts with salah.
You don’t need to have your life “perfect” before you begin to pray. That is a trick of shaytaan. Would you finish your car journey before filling up on petrol if you know your tank is empty?
Make salah your priority, and Allah will make everything else fall into place.
Don’t allow shaytaan to steal what is priceless. Don’t allow shaytaan to steal your eternal soul and everlasting ticket to paradise.