Getting into problems when praying

Q: I don’t pray five times a day but whenever I pray then I get into worse situations. What should I do? This is not once but it happened a lot to me.

A: The prayer does not make anything worse. In fact, it will remove your difficulties and problems. It is just that you do not understand how this works. It is like a doctor who, when he sees that the patient needs an operation he cuts him and pokes him. So he is not making the condition any worse, rather he is rectifying the situation but the patient does not understand.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن حذيفة قال: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا حزبه أمر صلى (سنن أبي داود الرقم: 1319)

ياأيّها الّذين آمنوا استعينوا بالصّبر والصّلوة إِنّ اللّه مع الصّابرين (البقرة: 153)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)