Article: 40 Common Mistakes in Salah
Yes, Ramadan is the Month of Salah.
And when we pray, we should make sure that we pray PROPERLY.
It’s amazing how many people make mistakes in the salah.
Just a note: If you see someone making a mistake in prayer, you are OBLIGATED to tell them.
One of my classmates had asked one of our teachers if she was sinful if she saw a person (who spoke a different language to hers) making a mistake in prayer and she didn’t correct her. Our teacher pointed out that yes, she was sinful because she could tell the person via movements! Subhan Allah.
And for those who find it embarrassing to correct others, then my teacher’s words should be enough: “It’s better to be embarrassed in this world than to be embarrassed on the Day of Judgment.”
And really, what exactly is so embarrassing about it? We’re just afraid of what this person will think of us. Why should we be worried? We’re telling the person his/her mistake because 1) we want to be able to say (on the Day of Judgement) that we did our duty and 2) so that this sister/brother can worship Allah in a better way.
Remember that dawah is an act of ibaadah. So by correcting them, we are trying to come closer to Allah.
[A word of advice: Please don’t just jump on the person and scream at them. Show wisdom and manners and then you’ll see the good results. Use stupidity and harshness and you won’t know what hit you.]