How to Concentrate on Salah (Prayers)

Today I am going to discuss a very important topic which is “How to Concentrate on Salah”

Do you often make mistakes or become confused in Salah (Prayer)? Do you forget how many Rakat you’ve prayed? You might be disturbed by the devil (Satan).

Sometimes you are trying to concentrate on your Salah (prayer), but distraction grabs your mind. Do you face these problems?

If this happens regularly in your case, then you will understand that you are not paying attention to the Salah (prayers).

I will give you the best solution on what to do to get rid of such problems. After reading the whole article, if you follow it, you will stay concentrated (focused) on the prayers. Insha Allah.

Preparation for Salah

Salah is one of the Five pillars of Islam. It is obligatory (Fardh) for Muslims to perform the Salah five times daily.

  1. Fajr: dawn, before sunrise.
  2. Zuhr: midday, after the sun passes its highest point.
  3. Asr: the last part of the afternoon.
  4. Maghrib: just after sunset.
  5. Isha: after sunset (end of Maghrib time) to last night before coming fajr .

It is Obligatory to perform the Salah on time. it’s our special duty to perform the Salah correctly with concentration.

Therefore you have to prepare very well before starting the Salah. If you are busy with any work, then stop the work shortly before the Salah and get mentally ready for the Salah (prayers).

How to Concentrate on Salah ?

First of All, wear a clean cloth then perform wudu (ablution) properly. Then follow the steps below one by one, your concentration will be fixed on the Salah. Insha Allah.

(1) Chose a best Place

Imam Gazali says that there are two causes for losing Concentration on Salah.

  • External
  • Internal

The external causes are noise and Sound. a person should perform Salah in a silent place.

The Internal causes are thoughts, fear, stress, worries, etc.

Chose a Secluded/quiet place for Salah. it would be best to go to the nearest Masjid. Sometimes if you are unable to go outside, then choose a place in the house or office according to your convenience.

Women should Perform Salah at Home, not go to Masjid to perform Salah.

Narrated from Umm Salama (R), the messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, ‘The best place for women to perform Salah is in a secluded corner of their house. (Musnad Ahmad, 26542) .

In another hadith,

Narrated Aisha (R) that, If the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) had seen what the women were doing, he would have forbidden them from going to the Masjid as the women of Bani Israel had been forbidden. (Bukhari 869

In another hadith,

Umm Humaid, the wife of Hazrat Abu Humaid As-Sayedi, once said to the Prophet (ﷺ), “O Allah’s Messenger, I like to perform salah with you in Jamaat.” Hearing this, the Prophet (ﷺ) said, “I know that.” But listen, performing Salah inside your house is better for you than performing in the verandah room.

Again, performing Salah in the verandah room is better for you than performing in the yard of your house. And performing Salah in the courtyard of your house is better for you than performing in the Masjid of your mahalla, similarly Performing Salah in the Masjid of your mahalla is better for you than coming to my Masjid and performing Salah with me.

The narrator of the hadith said that after hearing this, he asked the family members to make a place for Salah inside the house. It was built according to his instructions. Then he continued to pray here till his death. (Sahih Ibn Hibban H. No. 2217)

(2) Intention (Niyyat)

Intention (Niyyat) must be necessary to succeed in every task. In the same way, in order to perform Salah (Prayer) properly, it is necessary to make intentions from the heart. Whether it is worldly work or religious work, intention is necessary for success.

Narrated ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab: He said, I heard Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions”

Bukhari- Hadith no 01

“In truth, the intention is related to the heart. When you stand for Salah (Prayers), think actively about the Salah (Prayers).

Remind yourselves what you are about to do. As soon as you understand this, you will begin to concentrate.

It is very important to perform the Salah very carefully, remember that when you have made the intention for the Salah, then you have to perform it correctly. If you can build this think in your heart then you can concentrate on the Salah (prayers) Easily. In Sha Allah.

(3) Recite words slowly

This is an important way to increase concentration in Salah (prayers), Recite words slowly. if you are not able to concentrate in Salah, then recite the words slowly.

When you recite the verses (Ayat) of the Qur’an recite them slowly. then Tasbih of Ruku, Tasbih of Sujud, Attahiyat, Daroodd-e-Ibrahim, and Dua Masura will be recited slowly and correctly. If you recite everything slowly with fully focused then concentration will be built in Salah.

(4) Learn the meaning

Try to understand the meaning of every word which you are reciting. Think about the meaning as you recite from the Qur’an. this will keep your mind focused on your Salah (prayers).

Memorize small or which you want from your favorite Surah from the Quran and learn the meaning and recite these in Salah.

(5) Keep eyes focused on the place of Sijda (prostration)

It is very important to look at the place of prostration to concentrate on Salah. Which increase concentrate on Salah.

It has been narrated in the hadith-

‘The Prophet (ﷺ) used to look at the place of prostration while standing (himself).’ (Tafseer Tabari)


I have shared with you the Best Solution for “How to Concentrate on Salah“. If you follow this thing which I mentioned above. then can perform the Salah with concentration. In sha Allah

Now Read this- Dua for after prayer (salah) in Arabic and English

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Q: Why do I get distracted during Salah?

Ans: Shaytaan tries to distract you from praying in an attempt to misguide you and deprive you of your good deeds. The Name of that Shaytan is Khinjib.

Q: Which dua is best to recite after Salah?

Ans: After Salah you can recite these Dua. click Here to know in details.

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