About Prayer

Prayer or Salah or Namaz is one of the five basic pillars (Shahadah, Salah, Zakat, Haj and Saum) of Islam that are obligated on every single believer on the earth under the decree of the Allah (swt), the most merciful and most gracious. Unlike other four pillars of Islam, which are revealed to Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) on the earth, as described in the Holy Quran, the Prayer is given a special status. To command the five times prayers in a day (initially commanded for ~fifty prayers and later reduced to 5 prayers), Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) has been invited to the seventh heaven by the Allah (swt). This divine event happens on the night of Meraj that shows to how much degree the five time prayers are important, significant, valuable and worthy in the sight of the Allah (swt). It is interesting and necessary to know that not only Muslims (in the Holy Quran) but other people of the divine books (e.g., Ingeel (Bible) and Torah) are also ordered to pray and supplicate by bowing and prostrating to the Allah (swt) as mentioned in the Surah Fath (The Victory - Chapter 48, Verse 29) as follows; “Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. and those who are with him are strong against Unbelievers, (but) compassionate amongst each other. Thou wilt see them bow and prostrate themselves (in prayer), seeking Grace from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure. On their faces are their marks, (being) the traces of their prostration. This is their similitude in the Taurat; and their similitude in the Gospel is: like a seed which sends forth its blade, then makes it strong; it then becomes thick, and it stands on its own stem, (filling) the sowers with wonder and delight. As a result, it fills the Unbelievers with rage at them. Allah has promised those among them who believe and do righteous deeds forgiveness, and a great Reward” (Chapter 48, Verse 29)

Benefits of Prayers