This is a completed, all-inclusive book which covers almost all aspects related to prayer (Salah) as per the Quran and the authentic Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad. It is a must for all Muslims who are willing to learn and educate themselves about this basic and most important pillar of Islam that everyone is required to do 5 times everyday.
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OBLIGATION, EMINENCE AND IMPORTANCE OF SALAH (PRAYER)
The Salah (or prayer, plural: Salawaat) has a high importance in Islam. This act of worship is considered to be of highest importance and beyond compare to any other act of worship. Salah is the main pillar of Islam. The religion of Islam has been firmly established on this pillar. The Messenger of Allah (S) said: "The head of the matter (religion) is Islam, and its pillar is the prayer ...." Tirmidhi, Hadith 2616.
The Salah constitutes the physical, mental and spiritual submission to Allah which starts by pronouncing "Allah is Great" and ends with the Salam (salutation of peace). Salah symbolizes our total submission to the Allah. Allah made it clear in the Noble Quran that the very purpose for which He has created man is to worship Him throughout his life. He tells His readers: "And I have created not the jinn and men except that they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any provision from them nor do I ask that they should feed Me." Adh-Dhariyat Surah 51, V.56-57
"So glorify the praises of your Rabb (Lord) and be of those who prostrate themselves (to Him). And worship your Rabb (Lord) until there comes unto you the Hour that is certain." Al-Hijr Surah 15, V98-99
Salah is a commitment which has to be fulfilled throughout a person's lifetime and should be established in times of fear. Allah said: "Guard strictly (the five obligatory) Salawaat, especially the middle Salah ('Asr). And stand before Allah with submission and do not speak to others during the Salah. And if you fear (an enemy), perform Salah on foot or riding. And when you are safe, perform Salah in the manner He has taught you, which you knew not (before)." Al-Baqarah Surah 2, V.238-239
The Prophet said: "Order your children to be punctual in Salah when they attain the age of seven years and when they attain the age of ten years hit them (lightly) for abandoning Salah and provide them with separate beds." Abu Dau'd, Hadith 495