Pious Reverence in Prayer


بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

Shaykh ‘Utsman Nuri Tufbas wrote, in “Islam, Spirit, & Form”, that pious reverence in prayer is so important that the servant is Treated by Allah (s.w.t.) accordingly.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) says, “When a person completes his prayer, one tenth of its Reward is given to him; or he is given one ninth; or one eighth; or one seventh; or one sixth; or one fifth, or one fourth, or one third, or half ...” This is recorded in Sunan Abi Dawud.

As recorded in Sunan Abi Dawud, and Sunan an-Nasa’i, the Prophet (s.a.w.) said, “Many people cannot get one sixth, or even one tenth, of the Reward for his prayer.  He only gets for the part he does in pious reverence.”  Namely, the servant gets Rewarded for only the prayer he does in pious reverence.

Those who do prayers in sincerity, mean to perform prayers adequately, and, thereby, to commit themselves to Allah (s.w.t.).  They engage themselves only with prayer, and perform prayer in order that they may realise spiritual accomplishments.  They fix their eyes on the point to which they prostrate, and sensing that they are under Divine Scrutiny, they go into rapture in spiritual pleasure.

This is, of course, the condition of the sincere servants with a sound heart.  Namely, pious reverence is the fruit of sincerity.  Then, sincerity provides the servant with pious reverence, and it advances him to high degrees before Allah (s.w.t.), as well as providing Divine Protection.  The Prophet (s.a.w.) said, in this regard, “Good news is for those who are Guided into the right way.  It is just because of them, strong troubles vanish.”



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