Episode 13: Conclusion of “The Abridgement of the Prophet's Prayer Described”
O Muslim brother! This is what I have been able to do with regard to “The Abridgement of the Prophet's (peace and blessing upon him) Prayer Described.” I have striven to make it easily understandable; so that it should be clear to you and so that you may picture it as if you were seeing it with your (own) eyes. So if you perform the Prayer in the manner that I have described to you, from the Prayer of the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him), then I hope that Allaah, the Most High, will accept it from you, because in that case you will be putting into practice the saying of the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him), “Pray as you have seen me praying.”
Then along with this it is upon you that you do not forget the importance to be given to praying with an attentive heart, and to praying with humility and submissiveness (khushoo'), since this is the major goal of the servant's standing before Allaah, the Most High, in Prayer. So in accordance with the level of your fulfillment of what I have described to you, concerning humility, attentiveness and adherence to the manner in which the Prophet (peace and blessing upon him) prayed, will be your attainment of the desired fruit indicated by our Lord, the Blessed and Most High, in His Saying:
“Indeed, the Prayer prevents immorality and sin” (23)
So in conclusion I ask Allaah, the Most High, that He accepts our prayers, and the rest of our actions, and that He saves the reward of them for us on that Day when we shall meet Him ...
“The Day when neither wealth nor sons will avail - except one who meets Allaah with a heart free of associating anything in worship with Him.” (24)
And all praise is for Allaah, the Lord and Sustainer of all creation.
23) Soorah al-Ankaboot (29):45.
24) Soorah ash-Shu'araa (26):88-81).