Have we ever stopped to question why we do certain things?
Why we do a certain ritual every day, why we were always told to do it?
One such thing is prayer.
I’m sure all of us understand why we pray or rather, why we were always told to pray i.e. to seek His pleasure, to get closer to Him or because it is one of our obligations as a Muslim. All of them are terrific answers and they’re not wrong at all. However, we need to pause and think why we, ourselves, pray?
Because I feel that once we have our intentions right, we can better carry out our responsibilities as a Muslim.
I pray because it is a break from the worldly life, to be in connection with Allah SWT. It is to remember Him and recognise that I am nothing without His mercy.
So, what’s your reason?