Abandoning Prayer – Why to Avoid at all Costs?

The Almighty Allah says in the Holy Quran, “O Mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Most Generous?” Quran 82:6

Abandoning Prayer - Why to Avoid at all Costs?

You Are Disobeying Your Creator:

The whole purpose of your existence is to worship Allah, yet daily, you are disobeying your Creator. “Then, there has succeeded them a generation who have given up prayer and have followed their desires. So they will be thrown in Hell. Except those who repent and believe, and work righteousness.” Quran 19:59-60

The people in Hell will be asked: “What has caused you to enter Hell? They will say: We were not of those who used to pray.” Quran 74:42-43

Abandoning Prayer is Ungratefulness:

Refusing your Creator’s invitation to establish this close relationship with Him is the ultimate ingratitude. Allah created you and gave you everything.

“It is He who has created you and endowed you with hearing and seeing and hearts, little are you grateful.” Quran 67:23

The Prophets ﷺ feet would swell because he would stand in prayer for lengthy periods. When asked about this, he replied, “Should I not be a grateful worshipper of my Lord?”

You Are Being Lazy:

What excuse will you give your Creator, the Creator of the heavens and the earth, on the Day of Judgement? The One Who blessed you with 24 hours a day, yet only asked that you pray five times a day.

The Prophet «peace be upon him» said: “The son of Adam will not be dismissed from before his Lord on the Day of Resurrection until he has been questioned with four things: his life and how he spent it, his youth and how he used it, his wealth and how he earned it and how he disposed of it, and how he acted upon what he acquired of knowledge.” Al-Tirmidhi.

You Will Be Miserable:

Allah says,

“And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed for him is a life of hardship. And We will raise him on the Day of Resurrection, blind. He will say, My Lord, why have you raised me blind while I was (once) seeing? (Allah) will say, thus did Our signs come to you, and you forgot (disregarded) them; and thus will you, this Day, be forgotten.” Quran 20:124-6

You Are Only Harming Yourself:

Allah doesn’t need your prayer or anything from anyone – Glory be to Him! It is you that stands in need of His Mercy. “Give thanks to Allah, and whoever gives thanks, it is only for his own soul’s good, and whoever is ungrateful, surely Allah is Free of all needs, Worthy of all praise.” Quran 31:12

You Are Flirting with Disbelief:

Many Scholars of Islam hold the opinion that if you do not pray, you are a disbeliever, quoting the following hadith:

“The covenant which distinguishes between us and them (i.e., between believers and disbelievers) is the prayer, and whoever neglects it has disbelieved.”

Additionally, the Prophets companions (may Allah be pleased with them) did not consider the abandonment of any act as disbelief, except for prayer.

Learn about the recommended acts of prayers in this Free Islamic Course.

Scroll to Top
Scroll to Top