Salaah is the greatest Ibaadah in Islam, and it is a chance to communicate and connect to Allah in the most profound of ways, in a manner which is not possible out of Salaah. Thus, a true Mumin should restlessly look forward to the next opportunity to stand in front of the True Beloved. However, regretfully, the condition of the Ummah has retrogressed to such a level that Salaah is considered a burden which should be gotten rid off in the quickest way possible, however haphazard it may be. For this reason, today our Salaah has been reduced to a lifeless, soulless shell of impatient and fast body movements that are devoid of any vestiges of reality. The result being that the rest of our Deen deteriorates, as has been clearly mentioned in the Hadith that the strength of the rest our Aamaal depends on the strength of our Salaah. To such an extent that the majority of the Ummah have been performing Salaah all their lives in such a careless manner that their Salaah becomes invalidated without them knowing or bothering. The most neglected postures in Salaah are the Qaumah (standing up after Ruku), and Jalsa (sitting between the two Sajdah).
The masala regarding these two postures is that, it is Wajib to completely stop and for the body to come to a standstill for a minimum period of one Tasbeeh—meaning for the amount of time it takes a person to say:
سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ العَظِيْمِ
Subhaana rabbiyal adheem once.
This means that if a person doesn’t stop for that time, then the salaah is invalid. How many of us come up from Ruku and down into Sajda in one continuous movement, or only a split second stop, and come up from the first Sajdah and down into the second in the same way? The easy way to save our Salaah from breaking is to read the Sunnah Duas of these postures which most don’t recite.
رَبَّنَا لَكَ الْحَمْدُ حَمْدًا كَثِيْرًا طَيِّبًا مُبَارَكًا فِيْهِ
Rabbana lakal hamdu hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubaarakan feeh
اللّٰهُمَّ اغْفِرْلِيْ وَارْحَمْنِيْ وَعَافِنِيْ وَاهْدِنِيْ وَارْزُقْنِيْ
Allahummaghfirli warhamni wa aafinee wahdini warzuqni
We should memorise these Duas and start reciting them immediately.
May Allah grant life in our Salaah and may He grant us its love.
—Hadhrat Maulana Aarif Umar (Daamat Barakaatuhum)