Importance of Prayer

One of the fundamental basics of our religion is prayer. We observe the five prayers, for no other reason except that Allah SWT has commanded us to. It is important to recognize that Allah SWT has told us to pray and explains to us why we should do so:

 

 

 

“Surely I am Allah, there is no god but I, therefore serve Me and keep up prayer for My remembrance”  (Qur’an 20.14)

 

“Verily, the prayer keeps one away from the great sins and evil deeds.” (Qur’an 29:45)

 

“The first matter that the servant will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad.” (At-Tabarani)

 

“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?”

The people said: “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.”

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said :

“That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

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