I can’t keep the continuity in performing salah. What do you advise? I am under psychological pressure in these days; I have undergone many things and still I am undergoing. What do you advise me?

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I can’t keep the continuity in performing salah. What do you advise? I am under psychological pressure in these days; I have undergone many things and still I am undergoing. What do you advise me?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

The things about servitude like performing salah, intending to read the Qur’an, trying to avoid sins are completely related to the consciousness of servitude. For, the love and enthusiasm of worshipping arise in the heart of those people who know that they are absolutely weak, poor and frail; on the other hand, Allah has the absolute might and will that will remove all of their needs and troubles.

Think that someone meets your needs at a time when you are in need of help the most. You, as a human, must thank him/her. In the same way, this person shows mercy at the time of trouble; do you not need to be respectful to him/her?

Likewise, the person who knows that worshipping our Lord -who created our organs out of nothing, gets the universe and all the existences to serve for us, meets all our needs and shows mercy to us more than ourselves -  is such a serious an action and that it fits humanity, would like to spend all the minutes of his/her life worshipping let alone avoiding worshipping.

There are some reasons of being unwilling for worshipping.

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It may be because we cannot understand the value and the preciousness of our worshipping. We should get help from some books telling about the essence of worshipping.

2. The atmosphere that we are in may be very bad in terms of morality. As a matter of fact, we get disturbed in a place in which there is carrion. Likewise, we may not get pleasure from worshipping as our souls get disturbed in a place where harams are committed too much.

3. An ill person cannot enjoy what he/she eats and drinks. For example, someone who has a wound on his/her tounge, cannot enjoy the taste of his/her meal. So, he/she must be treated.

And we make our hearts and our souls ill by committing sins. For this reason, we cannot take pleasure from worshipping that is food for our souls. Therefore, it is necessary to receive treatment. The treatment of the soul is first to repent and then to try hard not to commit sins again.

There is another important point here: An ill person cannot enjoy the food that he/she eats, but still he/she goes on eating and drinking. For, he is obliged to take food. And we must go on worshipping even if we do not get pleasure. Four, our soul needs nourishment. Inshaallah we will start taking pleasure in time and the worship we perform will save us from sins.

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