In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Communicate to Allah in Salaah / Prayers
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

Effective communication is important for living systems for power, control and survival. Without effective communication societies or systems cannot organize themselves or perform desired functions. Living systems or societies are information processing units and information can only be communicated effectively if the communication channels are free from any disturbance or noise and must be on the same page by having same language.

As an example: For transactions in BANKS, they need error free transactions, “NOT A SINGLE MISTAKE”.

True Contents, Style, Audience, Repeating & Reminding and Listening Attentively are the Key Ingredients for the Effective Communication.

Allah told to listen to the Quraan with full attention is a part of Effective Communication, (Ref: Al_Quraan_007.204).

Allah told to mind your language, (Ref: Al_Quraan_004.148, 010.015 - 016).

Always make Duaa that “If I am wrong, May Allah Correct me. If you are Wrong, May Allah correct you. If we both are wrong, May Allah correct both of us. AMEEN.”

Keep in mind, no matter how good translation we do, we lose its true beauty, essence, emotions, sprit, psychology, etc. Transformation is not 100% percent accurate. If an English speaking person who does not understand French but reads French Newspaper without understanding it and says I have read it, people will say you are fool, you don’t understand a single sentence of it and cannot explain any part of it. Many Holy Books have lost its transformation due to translation. To understand it let us have an example. Jewish children from any state are born to learn Hebrew language in depth, why NOT Muslim Children?

How how this that became

This that how how became

کیسے کیسے ایسے ویسے ہو گئے

ایسے ویسے کیسے کیسے ہو گئے

Above is from a poem of famous poet Akbar Allahabadi. Basic meaning of it is, “during the time of British Empire in India when kingdom of Mughal Empire was defeated by British Empire, kings became slaves and slaves became kings”, and Akbar Allahabadi captured that in his poetry.

Read (with understanding) that which has been revealed to you of the Book and keep up prayer; surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil, and certainly the remembrance of Allah is the greatest, and Allah knows what you do, (Ref: Al_Quraan_029:045).

Salah/Prayers may not help prevent one from evils who don’t understand the Quraanic Arabic Language.

Learning Quraanic Arabic Language is extremely important to understand its true beauty, essence, emotions, sprit, psychology, etc. and most importantly true message of Allah, especially during the Salah/Prayers.

Surely We have revealed it -- an Arabic Quran-- that you may understand, (Ref: Al_Quraan_012:002).

Do they not then reflect on the Quraan? Nay, on the hearts there are locks, (Al_Quraan_047.024).

Let us see what Rasool Allah (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) will be saying about us on the Day of Judgment, since many of us LEFT the Quraan:

Then the Messenger will say: "O my Lord! Truly my people took this Quraan for just foolish nonsense", (Al_Quraan_025.030).

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah BUT those who Disbelieve …, (Al_Quraan_040.004).

The Quraan cannot be translated completely, BUT its message can be, Keep Reading Translations of the Quraan till you learn Quraanic Arabic. Translation of the Quraan is a Bridge to Understand the Quraan. Every Masjid must start Free Quraanic Arabic Course for those, who don’t understand Quraanic Arabic.

Best Way to Communicate to Allah in Salaah / Prayers can only be possible if one knows Quraanic Arabic Language.

Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious, (Ref: Al_Quraan_016.125).

Salaah/Prayers Must Always Be in Arabic.

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