Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Missed calls from Allah

Among the marvels of modern technology is also the ability to track the missed calls which were made by our friends and foes and the likes. We do not get a good night's sleep, unless we have returned the calls of those who matter. We don't let any call go unanswered as long as we know that it matters. Don't we?

But how about the calls of "hay-yaa al-as-salaah and hay-yaa al-al falah" made from the neighbourhood house of our Master, the Almighty Allah? Those calls are made five times a day and many a times they all go unanswered.

We do not respond neither do we respect these missed calls. Do they matter?

Everybody can tell, if these really matter. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but surely in the hereafter. Let us look at ourselves. Can we afford to let these calls of the muezzin be missed, day after day, after day.

The call from our Cherisher, Sustainer and the ultimate Master. Just think about it. Next time one hears this call, just ask yourself how good a night's sleep can I have by missing those calls from the house of Allah.

Think about it....the answer may come from the inner heart.

Not sure what the source of the above post is but I just thought about this again the other day...
  • if we missed a call on our mobile during the few minutes we were seperated from it, we would return the miss call ASAP. Are we as punctual with our salaah if we miss the congregation or any qadaa (in need of make up) prayers outstanding?
  • after maybe a few occurences of missing a call, we would consciously make an effort that this doesn't happen again. Do we make such a conscious effort not to miss a prayer despite repeatedly missing it again and again?
  • some even leave their mobile phone on at night to answer any calls that might come. Yet do we leave ourselves 'switched on' to answer the daily guaranteed call of Fajr salaah? (as salaatu khairum minun-naum - Salaah is better than sleep)

Anyway I'll leave it there for you to ponder over these points and please do leave your comments if you can add to my list of thoughts from this post.

Du'as requested.


Related reading:
18 Benefits of Salaah
Steadfastness in Salaat

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