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Video games trap me and I don´t pray. Please help me.

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Salam,

I am 14 years old and I want to pray, but cannot bring myself to. I do not want to go to the hell-fire, but I just cant bring myself to pray on time because i am too busy playing video games! Please help!

riles


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  1. As salamu alaykum brother riles,

    I understand your situation perfectly, I do admire your courage to assume you need to pray on time and that you need help to get over the video games. Alhamdulillah.

    If you are one the blessed ones that can listen to the call of the Adhan, don´t doubt it, leave everything and attend the call, He(swt) is waiting for you, brother, everytime you will decide to stop playing and go to Allah(swt) you will be taking with you, many to prayer, ... if we do it on time, do you realize the power of salat on time? can you imagine the sound of millions praying at the same time all over the world?

    Related to the video games .... you are out of the real game (Life), playing games(virtual), other choices can be to practise sports or learn the Quran or study or work in something you like, help your family, play with your little brothers, be with friends, ....... Insha´Allah, choose to Live and gain memories of being alive, machines are just stealing life from us and when we look back we haven´t collected any real memory.

    Your maturity amazes and the magnitude of the depth of your question amazes me, you are a conscious young person, may Allah (swt) gives us the strength to live for real, insha´Allah.

    María
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  2. Salam brother riles

    i had the same problem when i was around your age, and alhamdulilah i dont even know how to play video games anymore. their is time for everything in life, even time for video games once a week maby. you have to disciplin yourself for the sake of allah and put priorities for moe important things. wudu and praying altogether take around 5-10 mins, multiply by 5 thats less then 1 hour a day, you cant make 1 hour a day for your creator?. i no an individual that plays online video games 14-16 hours a day, 26 yr old and is slowly rotting away. collects welfare payments and sleeps plays games and eats, thas his life all day every day.
    may allah guide us all on right path ameen.
    peace

  3. As salamu alaykum,

    Today I found this, that was shared by brother Wael,

    "The Prophet (sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) said: 'if there is a river running in front of someone's house, and if he bathes in it five times everyday, will there be any dirt left on his body?' This is the example of the five times salat, by virtue of which Allah T'ala removes the dirt of His servant's sins.' [Tirmizi]"

    Isn´t it beautiful? Aren´t we blessed? Alhamdulillah.

    María
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

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