How can I focus during prayer?

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How can I focus during prayer?


How can I focus during prayer?


Means of attaining khushu’ [concentration and humility] in prayers:

• Remembering God the Almighty and sending peace and blessings upon our master, the Messenger of God (peace and blessings be upon him), before performing prayers.

• Reciting the chapter of Al-Fatiha unhurriedly.

• Saying ‘Subhan Rabbi al-A’la’ [glory be to God the Most High] and ‘Subbhan Rabbi al-'Azeem’ [glory be to God the Exalted’] with presence of heart and mind stressing the /n/ sound in the word ‘subhan’.

• Keeping one's gaze in the following positions:
- Down to the place of sujud [prostration] when standing;
- to the right leg when making ruku’ [bowing];
- to the tip of the nose when making sujud ;
- to the index finger when sitting for tashahud [testificaion of faith].

• Performing non-obligatory prayers associated with obligatory prayers.

And God the Almighty knows best.

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