The vim and vigor of the worship [ibadat] is dependent on the worship being done with full respect and regard. Mualana Manzoor Ahmed Nuamani rahmatullah illah used to say that after Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhe wa sallam’s generation the biggest disease that erupted in the masses was that the worship of those people was left for pretension only. Worship is which is done with utter mindfulness of Allah. However, when it is only done as a mere ritual, then even if salah is made then too no change appears, if not read then too no difference. Did Umrah to the house of Allah, but witnessed no change in life; just the same as having not performed it at all. The quintessence of spirit did not change. And how is this possible? How is this possible that we perform acts of worship and they do not reflect in our lives?
Thus the position of worship has been hijacked by mere rituals only. The medication again: remember Allah abundantly. And the paramount thing about this is also that it is restricted by no times and means – one can remember Allah in any posture or condition – in ablution or not, while traveling or standing, while resting or working, to be part of our whole and our soul.