How to Gain Tranquility in Prayer

This article is written by Sister Jihan Anwar & collected from Productive Muslim website :  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part3  | Part4

(Part 1): How to Attain Ultimate Submission

We are quick to say we’ve submitted to the will of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He), but does our heart completely back our words? Have we submitted ourselves, or found “khushoo” in our prayer, our actions and our daily lives?
“Successful indeed are the believers, those who offer their salaah (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness (Khushoo).” [Surah Al-Muminoon 23:1-2]
Definition of Khushoo
The reasons why we obey someone can be broadly traced under the following categories.
• Fear
• Recognition of superiority or authority
• Acknowledging the orders as just
• Love
If we comply with the commands of human beings based on the cited reasons, how do you think we should carry out our duties towards Allah – the only One we should fear, far superior to anything we could imagine, the One who is full of kindness in rewarding the righteous though being in no need of them.