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Beware the meaningless prayer!

Isn’t it so puzzling that one of the things we do so commonly in our prayers – our conversations with our Lord – is to say words that we either don’t understand or we don’t mean and fully intend when we say them?

We believe that we are standing before God, that we are addressing Him, that He hears and can respond to us. But the way we rattle through our words without them coming from our hearts would suggest that we’re in two minds about whether He’s there at all! 

After all, there is no other context in life in which we would recite words from memory to someone else in an unfamiliar language which we don’t understand. Even if we found ourselves in the odd position of doing so, we wouldn’t claim that it was a meaningful experience, that we conveyed anything to the other person from deep within ourselves. 

Our task is to infuse the prescribed statements in our prayers with substance and really make them our own. Please realise that there is a huge difference between knowing that Allahu Akbar means ‘God is greater’ and saying Allahu Akbar in our prayers as if we really believe and feel that God is greater! Just as with any other verbal communication, our tone and emphasis will give away the extent to which we are relating to the words that we say.

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.

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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.

Far too often, discussions on prayer focus disproportionately on the outward aspects and technicalities. But what matters most of all is praying with meaning and presence of heart and mind.

This guide will help you do just that, God willing.

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