Why This Course?
For years, Salaah felt burdensome to me and I dreaded praying the five daily prayers. Sometimes I felt so weak that I would literally crawl to prayer, while my heart felt empty in every movement, as I just wanted to get it over with. This was during the dark time of my life when I nearly lost my faith.
What made this spiritual trial more difficult for me was hearing advice that was meant to be compassionate and empathetic to my struggles, but merely made me feel more and more distant from Allah and more comfortable letting go completely. It was only due to the Mercy and Compassion of Allah that I was saved from abandoning my soul completely.
In this course, I share the spiritual lessons I learned from my own emotional and spiritual struggles, as well as from my more than fifteen years of studying Qur’an, tafseer, and Islamic spirituality in the United States, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
So many of us struggle in our Salaah, whether our hearts feel distracted or empty, or we regularly neglect or delay our prayers. In this course, our hearts are reminded of the soul-nourishing connection between us and our Merciful Creator and of the weightiness of Salaah in our lives in this world and in the Hereafter.
This course further clarifies six common misconceptions rooted in “compassionate misguidance” regarding what a Muslim should do if he is she is neglecting or abandoning the Salaah. Finally, we learn how we can find joy, tranquility, and soul-nourishment each time we stand before our Merciful Creator in Salaah, bi’idhnillaah (with the help of Allah).
May this course be a spiritual inspiration for you during your brief sojourn in this world.
Your sister in faith and struggle,