To be steadfast in prayers..

Praying five times a day is one of the five pillars which is Islams foundation. I remember when I was younger and I used to pray with my Dad a lot. When we were praying I always prayed a lot faster than what he did. Gradually as I grew older I began to realize the fact that the praying part is not that difficult as the attention part. Jab me choti hoti thi I just recited the words. After a time I memorized the meanings and tried to think about the meaning behind what I was reading. And now my nieces tell me that I use so much time praying. Which is just how I felt when I was young and dad used to pray with me. Funny na:) Of course when I`m calm and tension-free the attention rises, and whenever I`m worried I have difficulties reading the namaz like it should and forget. I guess this happens to everyone that prays. Knowing the meaning of what one is reading makes one believe in it from the heart instead of just reciting it, which is a must, I think.

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