When Was The Last Time… Short Reflections

 

When was the last time you talked to Allaah? 

When was the last time you cried in your prayer or dua?

When was the last time you had goosebumps while doing so?

When was the last time you prayed with tranquillity and not in a hurry?

When was the last time you breathed between each verse?

When was the last time you recited a longer surah you knew of Qur’an in your prayer?

When was the last time you touched the pages of Qur’an like you hold them so dear?

When was the last time you were satisfied with your spiritual self?

When was the last time you just sat there thinking, when was my last time…

In such a fast-paced world, with everyone rushing to one thing or the other, you feel like you’ll be missing out if you’ll stop and breathe for a while. So you keep running too. Until you just pass out on your bed and wake up the other day in that same loop. Not knowing when was that last time…

I think the solution is in Fajr. It can be that last time…
When most of the world is asleep and it’s still a little dark. That is the time when you can stand and breathe. Bow down and breathe. Prostrate and breathe. Sit down and breathe. And then just shed tears because just breathing felt so beautiful. Who knew that just taking a breath would be so breathtaking…

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Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul. A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University while also following Bayyinah institute's 'Arabic with Husna' classes, one baby step at a time.

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  1. رب الجعلنى مقيم الصلاتى

  2. Masha Allah beautifully written…& a food for thought…I so agree with you…Fajr time is the best time of the day & if one is able to wake up just 30-40mins before Fajr for Tahajjud is a bonus..May Allah Ta’ala give us Tawfeeq to do so…ameen.
    JazakAllah Khair.

    • True. That’s the time when Allaah is even more close to us.

      Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) (p.b.u.h) said, “Our Lord, the Blessed, the Superior, comes every night down on the nearest Heaven to us when the last third of the night remains, saying: “Is there anyone to invoke Me, so that I may respond to invocation? Is there anyone to ask Me, so that I may grant him his request? Is there anyone seeking My forgiveness, so that I may forgive him?” (Bukhari)

      But even if this gets hard, Fajr is always a solution…

  3. Very beautiful and I totally agree. Fajr is when my prayer is most concentrated and when I feel most connected. It’s the one time of the day when your mind isn’t consumed with the dunyia. Idk if it’s the darkness, the tranquility, or just the fact that I’m still half asleep lol but my mind is the most clear at this time. <3

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