Help with Salah

Q:

I have ADD i do not have any meds as it’s not been officially diagnosed.

I struggle to focus, I am a mum of 4

I find it very difficult to remember things.

This means remembering to do my prayers takes a lot of focusing. I get mentally tired if I try to do too many things. I struggle please help me, I miss my Salah sometimes because I forget to pray or break wudu, get confused during prayers etc

I’m feeling overwhelmed with guilt, it’s got worse with age….

A:

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “whoever oversleeps or forgets and misses the prayer, let them pray it when they remember.” (At-Tabarani)

However, you can avoid this by using a stopwatch or other reminders that come handy; people who need to take medications on prescribed times use them effectively; so, you should use them to avoid missing prayers.

You should do your best to do so. You should motivate yourself to pray on time by focusing on the importance of praying on time: The Prophet (peace be upon him) was asked, what is the most pleasing act in the sight of Allah a person ever perform: He replied: “it is to pray on time.” Also, Prayer is the hallmark of the believer; without it, the Prophet said, there is no guarantee of paradise.”

So, never be slack in performing prayers on time; once you have done your best to remember, then Allah will excuse you – if you still forget it.

Allah Almighty knows best.

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