When you miss a prayer…
I’m not one to go really personal on here, but a couple of years ago I was not into Islam at all, even though I was born Muslim. I would skip lie and cheat and just be weird in general. Not all the time, but it was getting there. The thing I did most, though, was skip prayers. I didn’t care about praying, care about god, care about faith. And generally, The prayers I missed were Zohr and Asr. I managed to get through Zohr at times, but Asr was just about extinct from my daily ritual.
After a while, I repented, changed my lifestyle, etc, but I got sick. For a looooooong time. I’m still sick, but it’s getting better. Slowly, very slowly, because my body is weak and frail from its problems feeding into each other. I lost so much muscle mass, my immunne system sucked, my asthma got ten times worse, I go a bunch of random food allergies and all. For the longest time, I didn’t know why. And I still don’t, but this post is kind of leading me to a conclusion.
Now I read this post and it was like an instant AHA! moment because here it is. All those Asr prayers I would skip led me to having this frail body :/
Moral of the story: don’t skip your Asr.
or any other prayers tbh
I don’t believe this because people who aren’t Muslim can have a glow on their face, a healthy body till they die, and good sleep.
Can’t forget that this applies to more than purely just the physical aspect of our lives.
— James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room (via pensivefrangipani)
— Jalal ad-Din Rumi
وہ ہمسفر تھا مگر اُس سے ہمنوائی نہ تھی
کہ دھوپ چھاؤں کا عالم رہا، جدائی نہ تھی
عداوتیں تھیں، تغافل تھا، رنجشیں تھیں مگر
بچھڑنے والے میں سب کچھ تھا، بےوفائی نہ تھی
بچھڑتے وقت، اُن آنکھوں میں تھی ہماری غزل
غزل بھی وہ، جو کسی کو ابھی سنائی نہ تھی
کبھی یہ حال کہ دونوں میں یک دلی تھی بہت
کبھی یہ معاملہ، جیسے کہ آشنائی نہ تھی
کسے پکار رہا تھا وہ ڈوبتا ہوا دن
صدا تو آئی تھی، لیکن کوئی دہائی نہ تھی
عجیب ہوتی ہے راہ سخن بھی دیکھ نصیر
وہاں بھی آ گئے آخر، جہاں رسائی نہ تھی
شاعر۔۔: نصیر ترابی
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