Missing Salat and Worried

By Moulana Imraan Vawda
Posted: 10 Shawwal 1423, 15 December 2002

Q.) I would really like to know if you can tell me about what is happening with me. I am a mother of 2 young children and my family and husband are all religious and give dawah. But recently since my 2nd child has been born, I have been missing salat very much, and it disturbs me so much because I know how much azaab there is when this happens, I want to offer salat whenever the time comes, but with the children and other housework, the time goes by. I am very very afraid and scared, as I don't want to displease Allah, Who has given so many things to me.

Please tell me if I can read any dua or do some tasbih that I can become more regular in my Salat. I will InshaAllah complete all my qazaa Salat, and I want to become a pious muslimah and a pious wife and mother.

JazakAllah Khair Katheeran May Allah reward you all tremendously for your efforts, you have all our prayers for doing such a nice thing for all the Muslims.

A.) Problems of this nature cannot be solved simply by reciting some du'as. What is required is courage and determination.

Try to perform all your Salats as soon as the time sets in. If perhaps you miss a Salat, punish yourself by imposing some difficult task upon yourself, like giving a significant amount in charity, or reading a large number of Nafl Rakaats, such that will put pressure on the Nafs.

Du'as are helpful but together with it, the correct effort is required. Read the verse 40 of Surah 14 in abundance. May Allah Ta'ala grant us all Tawfeeq. And Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.