If someone’s ibaadah is weak, then it doesn’t matter how much knowledge they possess, their relationship with Allah will be weak and their da’wah will be weak!
The Prophet (saw) said: “Your Lord said: ‘O son of Adam, pray for Me four rak`ats at the beginning of the day and I shall take care of your needs the rest of it.'” Narrated from Nu`aym ibn Hammar by Abu Dawud, Ahmad, and al-Darimi; and from Abu Dharr or Abu al-Darda’ by al-Tirmidhi (Hasan Gharib).
Some scholars have authenticated this narration and it is referring to Duha salaah.
If a person performs the prayer and doesn’t feel better than they did before it, then they must accuse themselves!
Ibn Taymiyyah (rh) said, if a person concentrates too much on tajweed during the prayer, they are missing the primary purpose! Tadabbur!
When the Prophet (saw) was asked what the MOST beloved action to Allah was, he (saw) would consistently answer, “Prayer performed on time.” (Bukhari, Nasaai).
Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) describes the later generations of Bani Israeel as having “Lost the prayer” because they stopped praying on time.
But there came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so, they are going to meet evil –
This led them to pursue their evil empty desires and meet destruction in the Hereafter.
When one has no desire or longing to remember their Lord, they stand at the end of the time of prayer with laziness just to get it over with. This is how Allah describes the hypocrites.
Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little,
Let’s train ourselves to pray our salaah on time within the time frame insha’Allah.
Ramadan is the time to establish good habits and what better habit can you start than the one that is most beloved to Allah!
Ibn Hazm (rh) said in al-Muhalla, 2/92, 93:
Witr at the end of the night is better, but whoever prays Witr at the beginning of the night, that is fine. It is permissible to pray after Witr but one should not repeat Witr.
Al-Nawawi (rh) said in al-Majmoo, 3/512:
If a person prays Witr, then he wants to offer a naafil prayer and so on at night, that is permissible and is not makrooh, but he should not repeat the Witr.
One of the pious was asked how do you cry during the salaah? He said I’ve never prayed salaah except that I imagine the Hellfire in front of me.