Salaah, which is the second pillar of Islam, has been enjoined upon every sensible Muslim, five times daily. There is a plethora of evidence which can prove the importance of Salaah in Islam.
Hazrat Ayesha (ra) states, ‘The Apostle of Allah (pbuh) had a very nice habit. Whenever they entered a house, he used to greet and talk to everyone in a very polite and gentle way. However, as soon as he heard the adhaan, he ignored all of us as if he did not even know us’.
Hazrat Nawfil bin Muawigah narrates that he heard Allah’s Apostle (pbuh) saying: ‘A person who has missed one Salaat is like the one who has lost all his family and wealth’.
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, ‘A person who neglects his Salaat (even though he makes it up later), shall remain in hell for a period of one Huqb.
Once Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) saw Hazrat Abu Huraira lying on his stomach. Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) asked, ‘Are you suffering from stomach ache? He replied, ‘Yes’. Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, ‘Then get up and busy yourself with Salaat for it will heal you’. This hadith reflects the healing properties of Salaat.
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, ‘Salaat is the pillar of Islam and it has ten virtues: It is the charm of the face, a light of the heart, health and refreshment for the body, a company in the grave, a means for the descent of Allah (swt)’s Mercy, a key to the Heaven, a weight of the scales (of good deeds), a way of winning Allah’s Goodwill, a price of Paradise and a protection against the fire of Hell. A person who is particular of Salaat, in fact establishes deen and the one who neglects it demolishes, so to say, the structure of deen’.
I had made it clear in my earlier posts that Islamic spiritual healing can be done only with the help of the Holy Quran and the ahadith. Now we know that the ahadith are full of evidence which state the significance of Salaah. So will it be possible for a person to do spiritual healing successfully without being punctual in Salaah? Definitely not! Punctuality in Salaah is the top-most requirement of a Muslim spiritual healer. Unless and until a Muslim spiritual healer protects his Salaat, by offering Salaah five times daily, he will have no right or spiritual power to protect others; through spiritual healing. Spiritual healing in Islam is a privilege reserved for the pious. A person who sins by neglecting his Salaah can by no means be suitable for healing others through the Holy Quran and ahadith.
I would like to end this post on the note that in today’s world one may come across many people, both men and women, who claim to possess mystical powers. Before consulting any Muslim spiritual healer one should observe whether the healer is punctual in his or her Salaah or not. I have come across many such people who are fake healers and who do not fulfill their basic religious obligations but make tall claims, in order to cheat their clients. Therefore, one should not rely on any person who claims to be a spiritual healer.