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How to Measure Salah Quality

It’s the first thing that Allah [SWT] will ask us about on the Day of Judgement…and if this is good, then everything else will fall into place. It’s our prayer – Al Salah – and it makes so much sense to have a process in place to monitor the quality of salah and to keep improving it.

Here’s a way to progressively improve the quality of salah till we reach the level of emaan where we can worship Allah as if we see him, in sha Allah 🙂

Salah Quality Indicators:

  • Making wudu before each salah
  • Praying on time (the first hour, exception can be made for Isha)
  • Praying in the Masjid
  • Catching the first Takbeer (i.e. the beginning of the congregation)
  • Reciting Quran with proper Tajweed
  • Reciting AlFatiha with break after every ayah, and with contemplation
  • Completing Ruku and Sujood
  • Making dua in Sujood
  • Reciting the Tashahhud with concentration
  • Sending prayers on the Prophet [saws] and making some recommended dua in the last sitting
  • Praying sunnah afterwards

Anymore? I’m trying to compile a list of Salah Quality Indicators so I and everyone who reads the blog can benefit from this. Jazakum Allaho khair.

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By Aarij Anwer

Born in Karachi. Raised in the GTA. AlKauthar instructor. Qutoof CEO. Author. Bookings:

2 replies on “How to Measure Salah Quality”

I know this is an old post but I’ll say thank you anyway!
I can’t think of anything to add to the list, good ones so far. I think that a few might serve as a “bonus” maybe? For example, praying in the Masjid is hard for some since not everyone is located near a masjid, have enough time on their break to go to the masjid for salah, etc.

Jazak Allah khair for resurrecting this! Subhan Allah, I had totally forgotten about this.

Praying in the masjid is hard, but I think people in North America should be able to pray at least 2 out of the five prayers daily at the masjid.

Sh. Muhammad was once saying that proximity to the masjid should be a very important factor when picking a house. He said (paraphrased) that, once you’ve picked the house, you’ve got no excuses: if the house is close, then you should be regular at the masjid. If the house is far, then it’s your fault that you picked a house that makes it hard for yourself to be regular at the masjid! So true…

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