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Husn al khitām. (an ending that is good). This is the goal of all Muslims. We all want to meet Allah (SWT) with our prayers prayed, our fasts fasted, and our deeds good and plentiful. We want to end this ultimate test with an excellent grade – we want to go to God pleased and having pleased.

In an effort to help women around the world reach their own Husn al khitām, Rabata provides a spiritual mentorship and sisterhood that stands the test of distance and time. For years, thousands of women from around the world have participated in activities that strengthen their spiritual muscles and be able to reach worship goals like never before. From praying qada prayers to waking up for tahajjud, sending millions of salawat on the Prophet (s) to reading Quran in the heart of the night…there are so many ways Rabata can give you the support you need.

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It was in this month of Rajab, the 11th year after revelation, that the Prophet (s) was brought up to heaven, to the utmost boundary, to receive the gift of prayer. When the prayer, or salāh, was first assigned to us we were asked to pray fifty times per day. Upon the Prophet’s (s) descent he passed by Musa (a), who, having struggled with his people, advised the Prophet (s) to return to Allah (swt) and ask Him to reduce the number. He did, and it became 40. The cycle was repeated until five daily prayers were incumbent upon us. Musa (a) still implored Muhammad (s) to return and ask for a decrease in our obligation; but Prophet Muhammad (s) refused. He could not face his Lord again asking for another reduction in prayers. So it is that our five times a day of prayer equals fifty prayers.

The prayer is considered one of the great gifts of this trip. It is the glory of the Muslims that we pray five times a day. We stand, we recite, we glorify, we praise, we plead, we bow, we prostrate. It is a beautiful prayer.

It is a prayer that we must do. If missed; it is not ‘no big deal,’ but rather a debt that must be repaid.

If you missed five years of prayers, then you must make up 5 years of prayer (you can subtract one week a month for ‘non-praying’ days). Just like a bank records deposits, you must record each prayer until you reach your goal.

If you missed five years of prayers, then you must make up 5 years of prayer (you can subtract one week a month for ‘non-praying’ days). Just like a bank records deposits, you must record each prayer until you reach your goal.

There are three ways that people might miss a prayer.