Closing the eyes during Salah

A: During Salah, it is prescribed that the Muslim should look at the place of Sujud and not close their eyes; for they are engaged in an act of worship in which they speak privately to their Lord and ask Him His Mercy. Imam Muslim and others related that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: “Let the people who lift their sights towards heaven during Salah desist, or else their sights will be taken away.” Also, Al-Bukhari and Muslim narrated that The Prophet (peace be upon him) offered Salah wearing a Khamisa (a marked woolen garment) with marks on it. Thereupon, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The marks on it diverted my attention, take this (Khamisa) to Abu Jahm and bring an Inbijaniyah (unmarked garment) (from him).” If it was permissible for a person to close their eyes, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) would have closed his eyes to avoid being occupied by the marks of the garment. Therefore, you should look at the place of Sujud and try to ponder the recitation and supplications, and to suppress the insinuations of Satan.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.