How to reverence in prayer


  • 1 Definition of reverence
  • 2 How to reverence in prayer
  • 3 things that help reverence
  • 4 Ruling of reverence in prayer
  • 5 The legality of reverence in prayer
  • 6 References

Definition of reverence

  • Reverence is a language taken from reverence, and revered in the sense of quietness and humiliation, and the reverence of a Muslim in his prayers and supplications, i.e. accepts that. And it is taken from the humiliation of the earth, if it dwelt and reassured, and his eyesight was humbled, i.e., broken, and from him the words of His glorified and Exalted be He: (humbled by their gaze) . [1]
  • Reverence is a convention : a body in the soul , from which in prey it appears calmness and humility, and reverence is the cost of reverence, reverence to God Almighty and the humiliation of His glory be to Him, so Al-Qurtubi said. It was said reverence in the heart is fear, and comes in the sense of turning a blind eye in prayer . [2]

And reverence may be blameworthy, because the worshiper is charged with doing his actions in front of people, for example, by stubbing the head, and exaggerating lamentation, to be described as righteousness and reverence, and this is considered a deception of the act of Satan. [3] Reverence comes in the sense that the worshiper invokes the greatness of God Almighty and his prestige, and that he does not worship or resort to anything else, glory be to Him. [4]

How to reverence in prayer

The reverence in prayer is stillness in it, and the worshiper must show the humiliation of God Almighty with his heart and all his surroundings, in the presence of the heart and its brokenness in the hands of God Almighty. As for the perfection of reverence, it is achieved by clearing the heart from the hypocrisy of the creation in prayer, and by reverence in prayer the reward increases or decreases according to the reasoning of the worshiper in his prayers, and he must sense submission and humility to God Almighty when he kneels and prostrates, and that the parts of God be filled with the glory of all the glory of God And that the worshiper avoids in his prayer from worldly thoughts and dangers, and from the talk of the soul and the whispering of Satan , that prayer with negligence from reverence and submission to God Almighty is useless. [5]

Things that help reverence

Among the reasons that help a Muslim to submit to prayer during prayer are the following: [6]
  • Offering Sunnahs on the obligatory prayers, because there are many pleasant things and benefits in it, because the human soul relates to the affairs and causes of the world, so the heart moves away and reverence goes in prayer, so if a Muslim presents the Sunnah with the obligatory duty, then the soul becomes human with worship, and it adapts to reverence, so he enters into a thousand The duty is without offering Sunnah. [7]
  • The scholars are unanimously agreed that what helps a Muslim to submit to prayer and submission to God Almighty is the blindness of sight about what he distracts, and the hatred of turning and looking up to the sky, so it is desirable for the worshiper to look at the location of his prostration if he is standing, and to look at his feet while he is bowing, and in the case of his prostration to And, in case he witnessed it, it is desirable to look at his stone. [8]
  • Knowing that he has no prayer that he prays except what was attended by his heart, and what helps the Muslim to evoke reverence in prayer is knowing how the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, prayed, whereas if he entered into his prayers, he put his head down and threw his eyesight at the place of prostration.
  • A Muslim must know the conditions of the righteous predecessors from the Companions - may God be pleased with them - and their reverence in their prayers, because this increases his love for his prayers and reverence, because they worship God Almighty as if they see him, and he is the highest and greatest degree of charity in worship. This is Abu Bakr - may God be pleased with him - he cries In his prayers, and the follower, Orwah bin Al-Zubair, tells the doctors to cut off his leg when he enters the prayer because he does not feel this because of the severity of his attachment to God Almighty and his reverence in his prayers. Whoever sees such and reverence in their prayer, his heart relates to his prayers, and t Radiate all his faculties.

Ruling on reverence in prayer

The fuqaha ’differed concerning the ruling on reverence in prayer: is it Sunnah or obligatory, or is it considered one of its virtues and its complement?
  • The first view: The majority of the fuqaha 'are of the view that reverence in prayer is one of the Sunnahs of prayer, as evidenced by the validity of the prayer of someone who thinks about prayer in a worldly order, and they did not say the invalidity of the prayer of one who thought of his prayer. [9]
Abu Hurairah - may God be pleased with him - narrated: (The Prophet - peace and blessings be upon him) - saw a man tampering with his beard in prayer, and he said: If the heart of this was to be humbled, his wounds would be humbled . [10] And what is understood from the hadith is that there are acts that are hated in prayer because they go into reverence, and the worshiper must stay away from them and avoid them, such as tampering with the beard or watch, or the cracking of fingers , as the worshiper is forced to enter the prayer and there is something that engages him in it, such as urine retention, feces or wind, , Hunger, thirst, or presence of food that he desires. [11]
  • The second statement: The authors of this statement went on to say that reverence in prayer is an obligation, due to the large number of valid proofs of that, including the Almighty saying: (Seek patience and prayer, and it is great, except for the one who is obedient) and then say: ( 12) Their prayers are humbled) . [13] The obligatory reverence in prayer that includes tranquility and humility in all parts of the prayer, and this is why the Messenger - peace and blessings be upon him - said in his bowing: (O God, I bow to you, and I believe in you, and I have converted to Islam), my audio and visual reverence, my brain, my bone, and my nervousness) So the description of the Prophet - peace and blessings be upon him - as reverence as he kneels, indicates his calmness and humility in his prayers.
Some scholars have interpreted His saying: (Those who are in their prayers are humbled) reverence in the heart, and in another saying: (the meaning of reverence, i.e. awe to God Almighty), and it was said: lack of attention in prayer, turning a blind eye , and fear of God Almighty, and from that also The reverence of the voice: If reverence in prayer is considered by some scholars to be a duty, which means silence, whoever clicks in his prayer, the raven of the crow did not submit to his prayer, and likewise whoever raises his head from bowing and does not settle before falling, he does not dwell in doing this, and whoever does not live in his prayer He did not fear his bowing and prostration, and he who did not bow in his prayer is considered a sinful sinner. [14]

The legitimacy of reverence in prayer

The basic principle in seeking reverence in prayer is evidenced in the Noble Qur’an and the Sunnah of the Prophet. He says in his book Aziz: (believers have returned, who are humble in their prayers) , [15] The believers are those who Akhcon in their prayers, and the meaning of reverence here: Lin heart and keeping birds of prey. [16]

The Sunnah of the Prophet as saying -alih prayers and peace: (No Muslim ablutions it well and her light, and then prays two rak'ahs, kissed them with his heart and face, only be assured of Paradise) ; [17] which deserved this do Paradise , and became obligatory for him.