Sillah is an idea established by regular Muslims hoping to do something about the seemingly constant complaint of praying but ‘not feeling it’. Muslims have been praying for over 1400 years. Today, millions of muslims all over the world perform their salah regularly. It’s hard to believe that no one is having a deep experience in their salah and yet so many still cling to this practice. There’s got to be some ideas on how to make the most of it.
That’s where Sillah comes in. The goal is to create a central space around the idea of improving salah. People can share their experiences and insights with one another, check out resources in varied media, and find a place to redevelop their relationship with salah. The idea is that by bringing people to a single space made for sharing about prayer, best practices can emerge on the ways to improve salah from many different points of practice.
WHO IS SILLAH FOR?
Some Muslims have been praying since childhood, while others for only a handful of months. Everyone though, is hoping for a deep and intimate spiritual experience with Allah Exalted above all. Each person can come to Sillah from wherever they are starting and find useful information and connections to move them further along their journey of connecting to Allah.
HOW DO I USE IT?
If you’re using Sillah, you’ve become a part of the community. Consider sharing a resource or personal story about your own prayer experience. Feel like you have nothing to offer? Complete a research survey so we can get a better idea of what resources to highlight. Ask about things that you need help in, or are curious about. Take advantage of all the people who are also interested in improving their prayer and what they can offer. Feel free to browse through the content and comment on what you’ve found useful or new applications to the ideas. There are so many Muslims who are practicing and struggling with Salah, and there is so much we can learn from one another. In the end, all that Sillah hopes to provide is connection in prayer: connection around prayer to one another, and connection through prayer to Allah.
SOME OF THE ORGANIZERS
Tesneem El-Alami – Head Editor Tesneem is our main editor, taking care to attend to all media that is posted on the site. She is a Creative Writing major at Lesley University and intends to be an editor post graduation inshaAllah.
Rayhan El-Alami – Content Curator Rayhan selects themes and articles for the website, and conducts background research to ensure content is accurate and factual. She is a stay-at-home mother of three with a background in education.
Shakeela Najjar – Consultant Shakeela is a marketing director in New York City, with a Masters degree in Digital Media Advertising from Boston University. In her free time, she engages many forms of the creative process to explore the intersection between American culture, womanhood, and Islam.
Interested in joining the team? Just want to chat? Shoot an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE
Sillah is a crowd based solution to improving the salah experience. We do not claim to have special expertise or Islamic training. Rather, the idea is to utilize the common knowledge and experience of one another to help each other improve. This website does not aim to answer any fiqh related questions on prayer. If you have a question regarding the mechanics of prayer performance please check with your prefered local imam or online fiqh resource. If you notice a discrepancy or inaccuracy in any of the content provided on the website, please contact us directly at email@example.com and we will address the issue as soon as possible. May Allah reward you for helping us and being a part of our community. Thank You