فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ فَرِجَالًا أَوْ رُكْبَانًا ۖ فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَمَا عَلَّمَكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ
And if you fear [an enemy, then pray] on foot or riding. But when you are secure, then remember Allah [in prayer], as He has taught you that which you did not [previously] know.
অতঃপর যদি তোমাদের কারো ব্যাপারে ভয় থাকে, তাহলে পদচারী অবস্থাতেই পড়ে নাও অথবা সওয়ারীর উপরে। তারপর যখন তোমরা নিরাপত্তা পাবে, তখন আল্লাহকে স্মরণ কর, যেভাবে তোমাদের শেখানো হয়েছে, যা তোমরা ইতিপূর্বে জানতে না।
Today many born Muslims of weak faith (with a clear chick heart) clearly manifest their weakness in the belief by praying Salat sitting in the chair in the office or sitting in a parked car. He doesn’t have the ‘gut’ or courage to manage a space and stand in his office or stand in a public place or on a footpath. He manifests Islam to the lowest of the low
to the kafirs because he has no knowledge of Allah. He carries Islam only because he just born in a Muslim family.
But now read what Allah says, if you only fear of enemy then you praying riding or even on walking. And then there are the matters of fiqh
with reference from Hadiths that allowed a sick person to sit or even lying.
Look at these people with strong eeman, how they prayed in front of the eyes of spectators, May Allah reward them abundantly.
Now, my brothers and sisters, I am sorry for being so harsh but let me give you some eeman booster for you. First thing, read this Hadith. Abu Dawud
, Imam Nasai in his
Sunan and Imam Nawabi in 40 Hadith
Qudsi recorded it.
It was narrated that ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir said:
“I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: ‘Your Rabb is pleased with a shepherd high in the mountains who calls the Adhan for the prayer and prays. Allah says: ‘Look at this slave of Mine; he calls the Adhan and Iqamah for the prayer and fears Me. I have forgiven My slave and admitted him to Paradise.'”
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْحَارِثِ، أَنَّ أَبَا عُشَّانَةَ الْمَعَافِرِيَّ، حَدَّثَهُ عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ “ يَعْجَبُ رَبُّكَ مِنْ رَاعِي غَنَمٍ فِي رَأْسِ شَظِيَّةِ الْجَبَلِ يُؤَذِّنُ بِالصَّلاَةِ وَيُصَلِّي فَيَقُولُ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ انْظُرُوا إِلَى عَبْدِي هَذَا يُؤَذِّنُ وَيُقِيمُ الصَّلاَةَ يَخَافُ مِنِّي قَدْ غَفَرْتُ لِعَبْدِي وَأَدْخَلْتُهُ الْجَنَّةَ ” .
|| : Vol. 1, Book 7, Hadith 667
|| : Book 7, Hadith 674
See, what an opportunity for you to please Allah. Even when praying in Masjid, how do you know if Allah pleased with you or not, right? So, why would you miss this opportunity?
Then I put this analogy only to give you some mental strength which might work for you InShaaAllah.
If you happen to work in the prime minister’s office of your country, what would you feel in status, prestige and proudness? Would you feel shy about telling people or showing people that you work in the prime minister’s office? Imagine that in real. And then think of the owner of this entire earth and the universe and you have a direct connection
with Him, what should be your prestige and proudness among those people who even do not know their creator? How can you be shy standing in front of the owner of this universe in which they have no connection? And who are they? Allah said they are the worst of the creation
and you are the best of the creation.
You should always be proud to show your connection with Allah, the owner of the universe in front of them InShaaAllah. May Allah make us strong in eeman and taqwa. Ameen.