The other day I was checking my ask.fm site and I came across: “As a Muslim is it annoying praying 5 times , it takes up so much time!” While reading the statement I had several different feelings I would fail to express them.
It takes up so much Time!!! Who said it takes so much time!? Each prayer doesn't last more than 15 minutes! We can't spare time to worship our God for 1 to 1:30 hour in a day consisting of 24 Hours!? Eating in restaurant takes more than one hour but we do it so easily, why is that? because our hearts are attached to such things, but if your heart was really attached to God you would feel that 5 times is not enough, you want to pray more and more. You want to pray day and night, alone and in a group, even though too much of anything is usually dangerous but it’s always safe to Love God.
I will give you example to clarify the above, I don't like watching a football match that is around 90 minutes! It’s so waste of time, it's annoying to me while to others it’s something enjoyable, amazing, great activity to kill time. Why do you think there is a difference, because the attachment of the heart is different, my heart is not attached to football while the other person's heart is attached to the game that’s why the other person find it amusing but I don't find it amusing but boring and a waste of time.
Similarly if a Muslim finds prayers to be annoying I am sorry to say it but that Muslim’s heart doesn't love Allah enough. If your heart really loves Allah you might cry each time a prayer ends because when a Muslim kneel in his prayer, he feels he is close to God, and when a human being feels close to a loved one he would never love to change, he would like to stay with his lover for the rest of his life. Praying is never annoying for true Muslims because Muslims understand that Prayers is something God Loves. Since Muslims loves their God they would do anything to please God like how human beings do all sort of things maybe to send a message to Man/Woman. Prayers will be only be annoying for people who don't love their God.
Said that, I wonder, why do people find it so easy to spend on time for hours and can't spend time thanks their God for the eyes he gave them to see their screens, the hands he gave them to type on the keyboards, the mind he gave them to think and to ask questions and answers... Is it really so hard to spend 1 or 2 hours worshiping the God that gave you everything in this world. If a city ruler gave us 100,000 AED we might write a whole book thanking him, but Allah who gave us everything, the eye that is worth Millions and Millions yet it’s hard for them to worship God, It's just so sad…. Allah Said in the Quran:
((وَإِن تَعُدُّواْ نِعْمَتَ اللّهِ لاَ تُحْصُوهَا إِنَّ الإِنسَانَ لَظَلُومٌ كَفَّارٌ))
سورة ابراهيم – الآية 34
"And He giveth you of all that ye ask for. But if ye count the favours of Allah, never will ye be able to number them. Verily, man is given up to injustice and ingratitude."
Chapter 14 – Verse 34
We should be astonished at the goodness of God, stunned that he the king of Kings, the Supreme God created us as human being. God gave you the opportunity to be something by creating you when you were nothing. Imagine the happiness of a homeless given a job, home, food by a president! He would thank the president for the rest of his life but you “Annoyed” Human being, you find it so hard to thank God for few minutes when he brought you to life from nothingness.
We should really understand that we need God, every year, every month, every day, every hour, every minute, every second, every breath we breath for we are only functioning just because of God’s will. If they told me I have one hour left and then I will die, I will take this minute not to ask anything from God, but simply to thank Allah for all I have…