Some of the Main Things That Affect a Person’s Emaan and Night Prayer

  • Not lowering the gaze enough. Constantly staring at the opposite gender.
  • Talking badly about others or being present when it happens.
  • Pleasure eating; eating too much and too late. Imam Shaafi’ee (rh) said that he didn’t eat until he was full for 14/16 years and the one time he did, he vomited it out. He said that this leads to a hard heart, dulls the intelligence and makes it hard to wake up for Fajr.
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Signs That A Person’s Emaan Is Decreasing

  • Sins and doesn’t feel any guilt.
  • Commits sins which he never used to do but has now started doing them.
  • Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Qur’an.
  • Feeling too lazy to do good.
  • Neglecting the Sunnah.
  • Not feeling anything when hearing Verses from the Qur’an.
  • Finding it difficult to remember Allah and making dhikr.
  • Desiring status.
  • Being concerned with whether something is haraam or halal only; and not avoiding makrooh (not recommended) things.
  • Not feeling concerned about the situation of Muslims.
  • Likes to argue just for the sake of arguing without any proof.
  • Becoming engrossed and very involved with the dunya; worldly things.

The danger of your emaan decreasing is that if you are only completing your fard obligations and your emaan takes a big hit, this could lead you to kufr.