What Do the Movements in the Prayer Mean?

What do the movements of salah such as qiyam, ruku’ and sujud represent? Answer: Niyyah (intention of prayer): Niyyah is the decision of the heart,the  declaration of the reasons behind each action. It means to intend saying ‘yes’ to Allah (SWT) by obeying His commands. Iftitah Takbir (the Opening Takbir): By saying Allahu Akbar (‘Allah is Greater’), we toss the entire world behind us with our hands and seek refuge in the mercy of Allah (SWT). It is to affirm that Allah (SWT) is the greatest by saying takbir (Allahu…

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