Beware the meaningless prayer!
Overcoming mindless and monotonous communication in prayer isn’t easy, but it is possible.
Here are three steps you can follow:
1. Take time outside the prayer to memorise the meanings of the words you say in prayer. Download the "What to Say in Salat' guide to help you.
2. Pace yourself appropriately in prayer, saying one phrase at a time, slowly and clearly.
3. Whilst saying the words, and in between each phrase, give yourself a chance to process the meanings in your mind and intend them from your heart.
Nice meeting you...
Assalamu-alaikum, Peace be upon you!
I’m Iqbal Nasim, educator, speaker and writer... former investment banker and non-profit leader. My aim is to help you lead a truly God-centred life by achieving connection through prayer, clarity through revelation, and the courage to fulfil your leadership potential. To do this, I deliver transformational educational experiences both online and in-person.
In 2019, I developed and started teaching a course on Salat called Transform My Prayer, which has been taken by over 2,500 people from around the world. As part of this initiative, I created the "What to Say in Salat" PDF guide, which has quickly become one of my most popular resources - thousands of people have benefited from it.
I am an experienced public speaker, having given hundreds of talks and Friday sermons on a variety of subjects relating to Islam. I have been studying the Arabic language from a very young age. I memorised the Qur'an and have an official license for the accurate recitation of the Qur'an with an unbroken chain of teachers back to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.