It was a very sad occasion.
A Veteran of Deen was informing us of his tablighi efforts. Since the previous 42 years he was actively involved in betterment of Muslim Ummah. However, when he stood to offer his salah it was like an ordinary lay individual. There was no following of the Sunna in the actions performed (like how to raise the hands in takbeer e ihram, how and where to place them in qiyam, sujud, etc.).
Similarly, on another occasion a khalifa of a prominent Shaykh was offering salah exactly like this.
The decades of tablighi effort and all the khilafet & Ijazat are useless if an individual has not realized the importance of following the Sunna and rectified at least his own salah.
Cognizance that I am seeing Allah or I am in front of Allah and He is observing my salah is a later level where salah improves to the stage of perfection.
Each and everyone of us has to make an effort in this regards.
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