Allah has spread the 5 solat throughout the day
like paradise islands in this ocean called the Dunya -
so that at set times of the day
we can go ashore,
take refuge, take a break
before we continue the difficult swim
through the Dunya.
But instead we can't bear
to stay too long on these God-given islands
(Naudzubillah..maybe we don't even visit them!)
and prefer to stay all day in stormy waters.
Take a long hard look at your daily schedule:
Are the five daily prayers
a sanctuary from worldly concerns,
just another appointment
to add to that busy schedule?
Just another event to be rushed through?
Enjoy your solat..
take it slow,
feed your spiritual needs;
you have nothing to lose but the anxiety in your heart.