PRAYING AT HOME? HERE’S 6 SIMPLE WAYS O Mambosasa
PRAYING AT HOME? HERE’S 6 SIMPLE WAYS ON HOW TO IMPROVE KHUSHU IN SALAH
Praying at home can be a little challenging. more so with the kids now at home. You are constantly worrying about what they are gonna break the second they are out of their sight. The noise! You just can’t concentrate on your Salah. As Muslims, the utmost importance of any ibadat is khusoo. It is the essence of Salah and without it your prayer becomes null.
Khusoo is when your heart, your thoughts are humbled towards and focused on no one but Allah (S.W). It is when you give Allah your undivided attention. So how can you do this when you are at unfavorable environment like when Aisha and khaleel are making it difficult or when your next door neighbor is playing loud music? Here are 6 simple ways that will help you achieve khusoo in Salah.
- Always remember that you are standing before Allah the greatest.
The moment you stand on your prayer mat, after iqamat and call upon Allah saying ‘Allahu Akbar’ know that Allah gives you undivided attention. Clear your mind and leave all matters concerning dunya. You are speaking to the supreme. He commands all your attention. Know that Allah is not in need of you but rather you are in need of him. He lacks nothing and that he is not short of praises.
- Know the meaning of what you recite.
During Salah you can only attain khusoo only if you know the meaning of the verses you recite. Knowing the meaning of Suratul fatiha which is recited in every Salah will aid you most especially if you do not understand the Arabic language. From rukuu to sujud knowing the meaning of whatever is said will help you reach greater heights in khusoo. Remember you are reciting the ayat before Allah make sure to concentrate and recite it beautifully.
- Remember that you can drop dead at any moment.
Did you know that the angel of death revolves 360 times on the face of the living? With this in mind pray as if it is your last as if the angel of death will come knocking on your door at any time.
- Remove anything that will distract you from your Salah.
Distractions are common. If you have little naughty kids, then you will know what I mean. Clear out anything that might pose as a distraction. If it’s the kids, then get somebody to look after them while you pray. Tell the people around you that you are going to pray to avoid distractions such as people knocking on your door. Dress modestly and comfortably to avoid clothes dropping down when you are praying. Turn of the gas or the oven or complete your cooking before praying.
- Pray in a room with little light.
Whenever I prayed in a room with little light I realized that I focus more and my concentration in Salah is increased. A room with little light serves as a reminder on the conditions in the grave. It makes one think of the harsh conditions in the grave enabling better concentration in Salah.
- Remember that all bows to Allah
Allah is not short of praises. All bows to Allah so who are you not to. From the inanimate to the living to the angels. Indeed, Allah is not short of praises and all glory and praise belongs to him.
I hope that these simple steps will help you attain khusoo in salah and may Allah grant you khusoo in Salah and accept our duas(Ameen)
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Meet top Kenyan teen influencer @kelvin carter og “Kailo” who has rapidly taken over rapping category in music industry in USA ?? . Making most streams in USA and other countries with his crip rap “ thug rap” on Audiomack ??“kelvin carter ?”. Making over a hundred thousands plays/streams in a month, really amazing staff to the young upcoming rapper. Follow him on Instagram at kelvin_carter_og and Youtube channel kelvin carter. This is a big chalk to you all upcoming rappers in USA ??
Loitering With Intent…
Loitering. There are many ridiculous offences under this. However, the full text of the charge that I am more inquisitive about is "Loitering with intent to commit a felony", which simply means a person has evil thoughts and is hoping for a chance to commit a crime. You can already sense the absurdity in this. Maybe you are one of those people with a stance, mien or even those strides that make passers by fear for dear lives? If so, I’m very sorry for you.
On a lighter note, how can you get off this derisory charge? But before that it is prudent to look at the proof - standard of proof- being beyond reasonable doubt. Reasonable doubt is not mere possible doubt. It is that state of the case which, after the entire comparison and consideration of all the evidence leaves the mind of the court in that condition that it cannot say it feels an abiding conviction to a moral certainty of the truth of the charge (Philip Muiruri Ndaruga v Republic  eKLR).
What this simply means is that the prosecution who has the burden of proof, should be certain with the evidence for lack of better terms it should be good enough (water tight)
Now let’s get into the substance of getting you off this charge of loitering with intent to commit a felony.
Fortunately, this is an arduous crime to prosecute. The main drawback I would say -for you being an advantage- with prosecuting this charge is that it requires the prosecutors to actually prove that you intended to commit a felony. Generally speaking, this means that you won’t be charged unless you were in certain circumstances that depict you were attempting to commit a felony.
For example, you were walking in a street/road that is known to have criminals or rather criminal activities do take place there, you are “dressed as a criminal” or even in a company of individuals that “appear” to be criminals, have criminal records or even hanging around a place and acting in a suspicious way this may be enough evidence for the prosecution to argue that you had intention of committing a felony.
Worry not this are mere circumstantial evidence (evidence based on inference and not on personal knowledge or observation) that can be fought with simple arguments. The thought behind this is, this type of evidence must always be narrowly examined, if only because evidence of this kind may be fabricated to cast suspicion on another (Teper v R  AC).
The earlier mentioned instances are innocent circumstances. Each matter is unique and requires an individual approach and strategy. Your arguments are key to get you off this charge.
For instance you are arrested in town at night; alone or even in the company of your friends there are several defenses you could raise.
1. Demonstrate that you were not loitering- you were on a mission to accomplish something of importance.
2. You have a lawful reason for your conduct- cite an instance that will demonstrate/show that you had a lawful reason to conduct yourself the way you did.
3. Show that you had no intention to commit a crime- try to omit/eliminate the mens rea part of a crime.
Of course, many defenses to this crime can be negated by what you say to the police when you are arrested and that’s why you should exercise your right to remain silent and not to give self-incriminating evidence. Remember, it is not your burden to prove anything.
As they say in Latin, ex nihilo nihil fit (out of nothing comes nothing).
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has that classic sound and feel to it throughout and follows up from
last Friday’s release well-received "PULL UP & MASHASH . Is it safe to say that the two heads of the Music Label are a force to rekon within the Kenya Music Industry and maybe overseas ?? With Hit Songs such as "Yaani " and "SHAWTY making noise,only Time will tell.https://audiomack.com/maddawgzmusic/song/shawty-ensei
When the word comes to mind my first perception is that this is a great continent blessed with a diverse number of things like minerals, food in plenty and a large plain area that could be used in various production activities that could earn revenue to the government in return.
I have been intrigued to write this article to understand the drive behind our African leaders and I believe this article will cut across the whole continent based on the similaityr system of management used throughout the continent.
Let’s start with the commonest thing viewed in Africa which is foreign aid for development purposes, as per me there should be strict accountability that follows up on the money donated which are in millions of dollars, let’s call a spade a spade being born and bred in Africa I can attest on how greedy our leaders are foreign governments should really inquire on how the finances were spent otherwise you guys are assisting in bringing the whole continent to a standstill with the gap between the rich and the poor widening further. Africa is like an aircraft that is being flown by pilots that did not go to flying school every leader acts as if they don’t have any experience in what they are spearheading.
Africa leadership needs diagnosing and assessment of the entire leadership culture which will be done well when there is a consensus that believes that our leadership is in a crisis state.
Change is possible by educating the youths and teenagers in schools on the importance of being patriotic while the same time educating them on the importance of having good amenities in the country for a sustainable future. If we tackle this issue of corruption once and for all we will be able to improve our living standards and increase our gross domestic product per ca pita.
Written by Paul Ngesa.
To many of us, our perception of the good life has been entangled to so many attributes thus making life to be very complicated, we don't need to make any changes to our personalities or the people around us because it's something that can never be achieved even if we wanted it to happen, so the question is how do we live our lives to the fullest without altering people or anything within us.
Psychology states that all human beings are good in humanistic approach, below are five things that have kept me moving towards enjoying my life to the fullest:
I realized that before i used to focus more on other peoples well being while neglecting myself at the same time but after realizing this fundamental thing i started focusing on me more, i could go for some walk around my community and still enjoy the scenery to the fullest.
Living a day at a time.
Globally there is a slight recess in the economy and many of us have been subjected to no pay or half salaries and some have experienced late salaries due to COVID 19 epidemic but this should not limit us from living our life, i was extremely stressed at first about catering for my family and if not addressed i could be heading to high stress levels but i found a way through my 5-month-old baby who is always happy and he just ignited my life back just like that am trying to say that there are some things that are way beyond us we just need to find a way of moving on, there is something or someone when you look up to you rejuvenate yourself back by making you laugh or just happy. I have a few friends who mean everything to me so please look for friends with a toothpick a saying that i learnt from one of my dearest friend.
My first step was to include positivity in my thinking, you can do all things the Obama slogan is a fundamental thing needed to drive us in our day to day lives which makes you happy in the long run even if you fail at the first attempt.
Tracking your day's activity
At times we might think that we have wasted the whole day but when we retract our steps we could see that the day was well utilized, at times people might say that if it doesn't make you happy find a way around it for you to enjoy what you do when we were kids we all had our ambitions and desires but where we are at the moment we change the mindset of everything we do to suit our desires and while our ambitions are still intact we can always upgrade in future when you have the resources no human is limited.
Last but not least we always need to be satisfied which what we have at the moment and work smart in achieving more, realistically when a person is satisfied it creates a happy feeling personally it happens to me i don't know about you.
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