every few hours you stand in front of Allah, and you review what message he has given you. the profound words that he has given you. so its an opportunity for us to refresh our faith constantly and it revives spiritually and intellectually every single time if we are able to engage in our solat. but if our solat is what it is right now, which is pretty much a good cardiovascular exercise, and not much more than that, for most of us we don't know what's being recited, we don't know what Allah azzawajal is saying in the quran, now this is a tragedy.
when the solat is not connecting you to the quran, nothing can connect you to the quran. when our solat becomes empty, then the entire deen is gone. because solat is connected to 3 things :
1) the state of the ummah (connect to the word of Allah. if solat is good, the whole thing is good)
2) fundemental of iman (if solat is good, iman is good)
3) quran is a reminder (establish solat so you can remember Allah)
in all truth, prayers is the pillar of islam. if you performed the prayers, you have uphold the pillar but if you didn't, you have demolished the pillar. we must know what we are reciting, so below are the meaning of what you have been reading in your prayers.
1) niat, intention. eg, dzuhur
"usalli fardhaz zuhri arba-'a raka 'atin ada-an lillaahi ta'ala
(I hereby perform my zuhr prayer in 4 raka-ah for the sake of Allah)
2) takbiratul ihram
(Allah is the greatest)
"allahu akbaru kabiraw walhamdu lillahi kathiraw wasubhanallahhi bukratau waasila. wajjahtu wajhia lillazi fataras sama wati wal ardha hanifam muslimaw wama ana minal musyrikin. inna solati wanusuki wamahyaya wammamati lillahi rabbil'alamin. la syarikalahu wabiza lika umirtu wa ana minal muslimin"
(Allah is ever greatest, much praise be to Allah. glory to Him morning and evening. I turn my face to Him who created the heavens and earth, a pure monotheist in submission, and am not of those who associate others with Him. my prayer, worship, life, and death are for Allah, lord of the worlds. he has no partner and thus I have been commanded, and I am of those who submit)
"a'udhu billahi minash shaitanir rajim"
(I seek shelter in Allah from the rejected satan)
"bismillahir rahmanir rahim"
(in the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful)
"al hamdu lil lahi rabbil 'alamin. arrahmanir rahim. maliki yawmiddin. iyyaka na'budu wa iyyaka nasta'in. ihdinas siratal mustaqim. siratal ladhina an'amta'alaihim, ghairil maghdubi'alaihim wa lad dhallin. amin".
(all praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, the most gracious, the most merciful, master of the day of judgment. you alone we worship, from you alone we seek help. guide us along the straight path, the path of those whom you favored, not of those who earned your anger or went astray)
7) recite any other passage from the quran. eg, al-ikhlas
"bismillahir rahmanir rahim. qul hu wal lahu ahad, allahus samad, lam yalid wa lam yulad, wa lam ya kul lahu kufuwan ahad"
(in the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. say, he is Allah, the One. Allah is eternal and absolute. he begets not, nor was he begotten. and there is none co-equal unto Him)
"bismillahir rahmanir rahim. qul a'uudhi bi rabbin naas. malikin naas. ilaahin naas. min sharril wawaasil khannas. alladhee yuwaswisu fee suduurin naas. minal jinnati wa naas"
(in the Name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. I seek refuge with the Lord of An-Nas. the King of An-Nas. the God of An-Nas. from the evil of the whisperer who withdraws. who whispers in the breasts of An-Nas. of jinn and An-Nas)
"subhana rabbiyal 'adzimi wabihamdih (3X)
(glorious is my Lord, the magnificient. praise be to Him)
9) i'tidal. standing up from rukuk
"sami'Allahu liman hamidah, rabbana lakal hamd"
(Allah hears those who praise Him. our Lord, praise be to you)
10) sujood (3X)
"subhana rabbiyal a'la wabihamdih"
(glorious is my Lord, the Most High, praise be to Him)
11) jalsah (sitting inbetween sujoods)
"rabbighfirli warhamni wajburni warfa’kni warzuqni wahdini wa’afini wa’kfu ‘anni"
(o' my Lord pardon my sins, have mercy upon me, help me in my misery, exalt me, grant me sustenance, guide me, keep me in good health and pardon me)
12) first/last tashahhud
"attahiyatul mubarakatuhs-solawatut-taiyibatu lillah. assalamu'alaika aiyuhan nabiyuwarahmatullahi wabarakatuh. assalamu'alaina wa'ala ibadillahis salihin. asy-hadu allailaha illallah. wa-asy-hadu anna muhammadar rasulullah. allahumma salli 'ala Muhammad. wa'ala a-li Muhammad. kama sollaita 'ala Ibrahim wa'ala a-li Ibrahim. wabarik 'ala Muhammad wa'ala a-li Muhammad. kama barakta a'la Ibrahim wa'ala a-liIbrahim. fil 'a-lamina innaka hamidummajid"
(All blessed offerings, the regards that are excellent are due to Allah. may the peace, the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon you, o' prophet. may peace be upon us, and upon the righteous servants of Allah. I bear witness that that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of Allah. o' Allah, shower Your grace upon Muhammad and his descendants, as you have showered Your grace upon Ibrahim and his descendants. do shower Your blessings upon Muhammad and upon his descendants as You have showered Your blessings upon Ibrahim and his descendants. for you are indeed the most praiseworthy and the most noble)
13) turn your face to the right, and then to the left repeating the same words
"assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah"
(peace and the mercy of Allah be on you)
14) qunut, for subuh prayer
"Allah humah dini fiman hadait. wa'a fini fiman 'afait. watawallani fiman tawalait. wabarikli fimaa a'tait. waqinii syarramaa qadzait. fainnaka taqdhi wala yuqdha 'alait. wainnahu layadziluman walait. walaa ya'izzuman 'adait. tabaa rakta rabbana wata'alait. falakalhamdu 'ala maaqadzait. astaghfiruka wa'atubu ilaik. wasallallahu 'ala saidina muhammadinin nabiyil ummiyi waala aalihi wasahbihi wasalam"
(o Allaah, guide me among those whom You have guided, pardon me among those whom You have pardoned, turn to me in friendship among those on whom You have turned in friendship, and bless me in what You have bestowed, and save me from the evil of what You have decreed. For verily You decree and none can influence You, and he is not humiliated whom You have befriended, nor is he honoured who is your enemy. Blessed are You, O Lord, and exalted. all praise is due to Allah, his laws and way of life. forgive me verily thou accept my repentance, my taubat. peace and blessings of Allah be upon Muhammad and his family)
the perfect day out, went on family karting in cyberjaya. at first I thought we'd be drenched in sweat, but the weather was alright. you can also ride during the night, in which I think lagi syiok, but mama nak petang. anyways, we were in the zone people! except for mama though, she's been giving us way throughout the entire race. slow and steady because, "mama nak bagi abah menang, since ini birthday present abah kan". mhm, sure mum. some sakit buntut, some sakit tangan. 40 minutes of riding go-karts, what do you expect. 30 minutes of riding non-stop should be enough though, or else you'll be getting sore bits the very next day. then lepas karting semua pun lapaq, so we decided to tapau from saba restaurant. makan like nobody's business, sebab saba so good. we love saba! saba number 1! give me discount saba!