Salaah is the second and core pillar of Islam which holds prime importance, as mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah
And be steadfast in prayer; practice regular charity, and bow down your heads with those who bow down (in worship) – [2:43]
In order to create a strong bond with the Almighty Allah, offering the Namaz 5 times a day is obligatory for the Ummah to follow.
“Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind) (283). If ye fear (an enemy), pray on foot, or riding, (as may be most convenient), but when ye are in security, celebrate Allah’s praises in the manner He has taught you, which ye knew not (before)” – [2:238]
It is not only necessary for a Muslim to offer Namaz five times a day but to do it in the correct manner is most important. To discourage someone who is still in the learning phase is not a good deed, so instead of criticizing it is very necessary to make corrections of those mistakes.
The most common mistakes Muslims often make, while offering a Namaz which they ignore
Here are some you need to be aware of:
1. Offer Prayers Too Fast
Prophet Muhammad SAWW taught us to offer every portion of the prayer (Namaz) very calmly.
So, in order to act according to the commands of Prophet SAW it is necessary to perform every action and surah of the Salaah in a slow, steady manner.
2. Excessively Moving Around
Many Islamic scholars says that, excessive movements invalidate the prayer. However, on the other hand, many people believe that with a distracted mind, the chance of these kind of mistakes happen when an individual is offering prayer.
3. Preceding the Imam
The Prophet Muhammad SAWW said that everyone should follow the Imam.
4. Mistakes in making Sajda
Prophet Muhammad SAW guided us each and every thing. You can see below how to do Ruku and Sujood properly.
5. Neglect in the performance of Takbir
People who do not reach on time for Salaah in a Masjid often forget to begin the prayer with Takbir – Allah o Akbar – because they are in the hurry of praying with Imam.
6. Looking Around During Prayer
Most important thing of the distraction of mind during Salah is that they are more considered with what’s happening around them, rather than focusing on offering prayers with all the concentration for Almighty Allah.