What are the essential daily obligations of a khadim?


During the same virtual mulaqatof 30 August 2020, another khadim asked Huzooraa as to what daily obligations a khadim ought to fulfil every day. Huzooraa replied: 

“A khadim should at least offer his five daily prayers on time. Wake up at Fajr time and offer your Fajr prayer at the appointed time and if there is a Salat-centre or a mosque close to your house, then go there to offer prayers in congregation. After returning from work, offer your Maghrib and Isha prayers in the Salat-centre and offer your Zuhr and Asr prayers at work. Be regular in your five daily prayers because this is a fundamental commandment. This is something one should be mindful of every day. Follow these things. 

“You are not to simply mimic different positions of Salat; if you observe Salat because it is the commandment of Allah the Exalted, then other morals will also develop. When you will pray to Allah the Exalted that اِهۡدِ‭ ‬نَا‭ ‬الصِّرَاطَ‭ ‬الۡمُسۡتَقِيۡمَ [i.e. ‘Guide us in the right path’] whilst offering Salat, when this supplication will come from the heart, it will be to pray to Allah the Exalted that may He continue to spiritually guide you to the right path, so that you may not deviate from His path, may He enable you to adopt good morals as taught by Allah the Exalted and may He enable you to follow the teaching of Allah. When you will pray‭ ‬اِيَّاكَ‭ ‬نَعۡبُدُ‭ ‬وَ‭ ‬اِيَّاكَ‭ ‬نَسۡتَعِيۡنُ [i.e. ‘Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help’], it of course means that, ‘O Allah the Exalted, we wish to worship You and we seek Your help, so please help us. Protect us from being among those people whom You punished and who deviated from the right path.’ Then, seek His grace and mercy do not only seek worldly gains from Him but also seek the blessings of the Hereafter. 

“If a khadim offers his prayers with due diligence, then it may be deemed as though he has done everything that is required of him.” 

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