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« on: Dec 06, 2008 09:43 PM »


lately i have had trouble controlling my emotions during salat. especially during the first two raka.

my voice is very shakey, i am overcome by tears (sometimes joyful sometimes sorrowful), my chin does that uncontrollable wiggly-thing. masha'allah, i am not sure if i'm cracking up or this just happens sometimes.

please advise.

has this condition ever been described in sunnah?

« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2008 03:55 AM »

many sahaba, particularly abu bakr used to cry during prayer.

it's like the seal of approval with respect to sincerity.

but i want to ask one extremely idiotic question.  nowadays when i hear imams or people crying while leading the prayer, it usually seems contrived and faked, particularly when it becomes uncontrolled blathering.

please advise me whether i beat myself on the head for my excessive cynicism.

-mr potatohead
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2008 04:03 AM »

mr potatohead yes ur faaar too cynical! u need to eat some optimism pop tarts.  some reciters u can just hear their sincerity and emotionalness, when certain verses are read. my favorite is abu bakr ash-shaatri who always gets emotional while reading verses about how ppl will be thrown into the hellfire and their punishment.

crying during salah should be normal and good. if you can't cry, make yourself cry - that is what i heard a good scholar say once.

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