Wisdom in the Specified Times of the Five Daily Prayers

Performing Salat five times a day has been designated by the Quran and Sunnah. Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. As the fact that Salah is fardh is a command of Qur’an and Sunnah, it’s being five times a day has also been designated by the Qur’an and Sunnah. “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.”1 There are many verses referring to the times of Salah in the Qur’an. “So glorify Allah [above all that (evil) they associate with Him (O believers)], when…

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Mystery and Necessity of Salat

WE PERFORM SALAT, SALAT MAKES US HUMAN The reason for the creation of the universe, namely humans is worship, which is stated in the versicle of the Quran as “I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.” (az-Zariyat, 56). In order to conform to the commands and prohibitions of Glorified Allah it is essential to place the grandness of Allah, who has created everything with craft in minds. And this would be possible only with ordinance of faith. The development and improvement of ordinance of faith…

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KHUSHU AND KHUDHU IN SALAH

Khushu (Humility) means veneration and involves submission and bowing down through expressing one’s reverence. According to one’s view, it has an identical meaning with that of khudhu (veneration). According to another view, khudhu (veneration) refers to showing humbleness with your body, namely with your limbs, while khushu particularly means showing one’s humility and submission through voice and eyes. Khudhu is also used to express tranquillity and abasement. It is stated in Sura al-Taha, verse 108: “All sounds shall humble themselves in the Presence of (Allah) Most Gracious.” (Kamus al-Muhit Translation,…

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To You, My Soul!

O my proud soul! You are a traveller on the road of life, which comes from the Spirit World, passes through the grave, and carries on to the Hereafter. And this world is a desert full of danger. You need to be cautious, because your impotence and poverty have no limit, and your enemies and needs are endless. On your own you will perish. If you ascribe to Someone Who has got real sovereignty in this world, you will be saved from numberless fears and calamities. O my soul! Know…

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We perform salat, salat makes us human

Why do some not perform salat even though they know it is the command of Allah and they want to go to heaven? What is salat? Why do we perform salat? To what extent do we know the nature of salat? Why those who do not perform salat are threatened with severe wrath? What is the mystery that makes salat this significant? What is the cure to the abandonment of salat that heedlessness causes? How to attain tranquillity that is the spirit of salat which we cannot achieve due to…

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