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How do I know if my prayers are accepted?

How do I know if my prayers are accepted?

Answer

The issue of acceptance of acts of worship has occupied the mind of renowned Muslim scholars along centuries and they tracked some signs which help us in realizing if our acts of worship were accepted by Allah the Almighty. Sa’id ibn al- Musayab tackled this issue and stated that one of the obvious sings of the acceptance of acts of worship is when Allah the Almighty guides us to perform another act of obedience following the act of obedience which was performed. For example, If a person was blessed with praying the noon prayer and then he was guided to perform the afternoon prayer, it is a sign that the noon prayer was accepted as Allah has guided him/her to perform another act of obedience following the first one.

Another sign of acceptance is the byproduct of thinking well of Allah (hus adhzan b-Allah) as Allah the Almighty said in his Qudsi Hadith, “I am as my servant think of Me”. Therefore, Muslims ought to think well of Allah the Almighty and to believe that Allah is All- Merciful and Most Gracious. Thus He out of His infinite mercy will accept our good deeds and forgive our bad ones.

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