Praying was daunting, I’m not going to lie.
I downloaded a Salat app at the guidance of a sister and followed step by step with the app. I have tendonitis in both my ankles and wrists so praying was in no way painless but, Alhamdulillah it was very wonderful. It was hard to focus on Allah (swt) and what I was doing when I was so worried about not messing up- which trust me, there was plenty of. I feels so great though to have finally prayed! My praying goal for now is learning all the correct movements then I’ll learn the Arabic.
I’m sorry is this post was a mess, it was written very sporadically at 4 in the morning 😂
1- Reciting the Holy Quran entitles you to be among the rememberers, the obedient, the humble ones, the delivered, the jurisprudents, and not the unmindful. It will entitle you to the reward of the charity of a Qintar.
2- Whoever recites a verse from the Quran, ten good deeds will be written for him and ten bad deeds will be written off.
3- Whoever recites the Quran only by looking at it and not by heart, will benefit from his eyes and will diminish the chastisement of his parents even if they are unbelievers.(Ibid.,p.853)
4- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it, not reciting by heart, will torment Satan.
5- Whoever recites the Quran by looking at it will not only enjoy the reward of recitation but also his looking at the Quran is a kind of worship. In this relation, Abu Tharr reports: “I heard the Messenger of Allah say: ‘Looking at Ali ibn Abi Talib is worship, as the looking kindly and mercifully at one’s parents is worship, and the looking at the Quran and the Ka’ba is also worship.” (wasa'il shia vol 4 p. 854)
6- Reciting every chapter of the Quran, as mentioned in Usool al-Kafi, has special benefits such as being safeguarded against certain diseases and the torment of the grave. Increased sustenance, relieving of pain, happiness, reward of a martyr, forgiveness of sins, safety, and entering paradise are other benefits.
Lately there have been a lot of anons asking about memorizing surahs for salah (prayer). A sister (may Allah reward her) sent me these links as a recommendation of how to learn to memorize prayer and surahs.
New York. Harlem 125th street - Some people ask “what is a prayer?” Well a prayer is what kept me focused all these years. A prayer is what saved me. A prayer is like medicine, it can heal all wounds. A prayer is what keeps me alive. A prayer is what made me see things clearly with my heart, when my eyes saw otherwise. Prayer is one of the most important pillars of Islam or any other religion. Prayer is similar to meditation. Prayer is how I thank Allah for what I have, and for waking up. Prayer is simply a way of life, well at least for me, that’s what prayer is. What is it to you???