Now the Question asked by almost all Muslims is “ how to concentrate on in Salah/Namaz? ”
The other day a person was asking me, you know what I cannot concentrate much in Salah.
can you give me a remedy for concentration in Salah?
You see Shaitaan is an expert in his field, he has Ph.D. in his field. what he does is, he knows that now you are trying to plug with Allah subhanahu wata’ala, so as you standing in salah and you say Allah Akbar he comes to you and he says; hey your phone is going to ring just now, so now you’re worried about your phone ringing, then he says you know it’s getting a bit late. so now you worried about the time, then he says immediately after this you have a meeting, so now you worried about the meeting, then he says you’re going to need to go and eat just now the food is getting cold, now you worried about the food and it’s getting cold,
then he says you know there is a sale some way down at the other shop you need to go and buy the stuff before it is sold out so now you worried about the sale and the products and Shaitaan keeps on distracting you and when the Imam says; Wa laddhaalin, we say Ameen. we don’t even know whether it’s the end of surah of the Fatiha or another verse in the Quran.
in Ramadan, I have witnessed the verses of the Quran that end with Waladhaalin, there are verses of the Quran that end with Waladhaalin so sometimes people are sleeping in Salah, literally sleeping and the Imam is not reading surat al-Fatihah, but in another place in the Quran and he says; Waladhaalin. and many brothers say; Ameen.
but hang on this is not even surah Fatiha, this is somewhere else in the Quran, but because we are tuned and saying that once you hear Waladhaalin, you must just say Waladhaalin that’s not what it is. it shows that concentration is zero. may Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala forgive us, you should concentrate on the words.
in order to maximize the concentration in Salah, there are many remedies that we are taught,
1. Learn The Meaning of Salah.
one of them is to try and understand what you are saying in Salah when you start with Allah Akbar, what is the dua you make? what does it mean? what am I saying in Surat al-fatiha?
When I go into Ruku’ and praise Allah SWT, what does it mean?
When I get up Sami’a Allahu Liman Hamidah, what does it mean why do I say rabbana walakal Hamd why do I say that?
so when you learn the meaning of Salah inshallah your concentration will be maximized because now you know what you say, if you don’t know the meaning, you just come forth and you just hear Waladhaalin and you say, Ameen, that’s the type of Salaah may Allah forgive us.
So you have to make a resolution, I want you to promise Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala that this Ramadan you will start learning Quran and the meanings of the Quran and Salah, the meaning of what you are saying in salah.
It’s easy to get books online you can google it, and when you get the source, make sure it’s an authentic source meaning of the words of Salah and go into it.
if you want to start today so that at least with Ramadan comes, you will concentrate.
those who love the Quran or those who understand the Quran they love the recitation of the Quran because they know what it means. they are moved by it those who don’t understand the Quran and don’t want to understand it they become tired.