THE IMPORTANCE OF SALAH
What is Salah?
Salah or Namaz, which is the act of worship, is the second and most significant pillar of Islam among the five pillars of Islam. It is compulsory for the Muslims to pray five times a day after the Adhaan has been recited for the spiritual nourishment of the essence of the believers as well as the divine connection between Allah and the Muslims. The five prayers are Fajr that is during pre-dawn, Zuhr in the afternoon, Asr during post evening, Maghrib during evening and lastly Isha during night.
From when is Salah completely compulsory?
It is mandatory on every Muslim man and woman after reaching their adolescence.
Why is it so important?
Salah or Prayer is a practical symbol of submission to the commands of Allah. It is the practical evidence of our devotion in Islam and Allah. It shows the difference between a Momin and a non-Momin and jogs your memory of Allah when you wake up in the morning, three more times during the day when you are busy, and last one time before going to sleep. Moreover, it even builds a well-built protection against evils which subsist around us. According to the Holy Qur’an, Namaz keeps you away from indecency and wickedness. This is why Salah is portrayed as a “remembrance” to the Almighty Allah. Salah helps to wash away our sins. To relate, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) once questioned his followers “If there was a river at the entrance of one of you in which you cleaned five times a day, would any of your dirt stay?” When they replied that no dirt would remain, he stated that the five times Salah is similar to that by which our sin also washes away. To add, when Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)’s soul departed as he took his last breath, the final words that he said was ‘As- Salah’. To conclude, first and foremost, a person during the Day of Judgment will be judged on the basis of his praying.
So now that you are aware Salah’s importance, you should try to improve the mistakes that you make. That can...