why should a Muslim establish everyday 5 daily regular prayer?
SubhanALLAAH (Glory to ALLAAH)
InshaALLAAH, in this article we shall cover Importance of Establishment of Regular prayer during the life time of final Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) from Qur’an
1.)Surah Al-Baqara(2), Verse 238:Guard strictly (five obligatory) As-Salawat (the prayers) especially the middle Salat (i.e. the best prayer – ‘Asr). And stand before Allah with obedience [and do not speak to others during the Salat (prayers)].(English – Mohsin Khan)
—>In entire Qur’an,no where ALLAAH has ordered to “Guard strictly any obligatory duty except salat” from this one should know how important is Establishing salat.
2.)Surah An-Nisa, Verse 102:::When thou (O Messenger) art with them, and standest to lead them in prayer, Let one party of them stand up (in prayer) with thee, Taking their arms with them: When they finish their prostrations, let them Take their position in the rear. And let the other party come up which hath not yet prayed – and let them pray with thee, Taking all precaution, and bearing arms: the Unbelievers wish, if ye were negligent of your arms and your baggage, to assault you in a single rush. But there is no blame on you if ye put away your arms because of the inconvenience of rain or because ye are ill; but take (every) precaution for yourselves. For the Unbelievers Allah hath prepared a humiliating punishment.(English – Yusuf Ali)
—>This is known as salat e khof (fear prayer). If anyone read this verse, by now he should be know how important salat is. ALLAAH has described the procedure to perform salat during on going battle. SubhanALLAAH, Battlefield is a place where there is no guarantee of living, even so ALLAAH commanded to perform salat. That’s the importance of Salat.
3.)Surah Al-Baqara(2), Verse 239:::And if you fear (an enemy), perfrom Salat (pray) on foot or riding. And when you are in safety, offer the Salat (prayer) in the manner He has taught you, which you knew not (before).(English – Mohsin Khan)
—>In this verse ALLAAH, Subhanahu wa Ta’ala emphasized how important salat is. Even if you are in battlefield and if you are facing an enemy with fear and time of salat comes, ALLAAH, Ta’ala did not say leave it on contrary, He said “perform salat on foot or riding”.
4.)Surah An-Nisa(4), Verse 101:::And when you (Muslims) travel in the land, there is no sin on you if you shorten your Salat (prayer) if you fear that the disbelievers may attack you, verily, the disbelievers are ever unto you open enemies.(English – Mohsin Khan)
—>traveling from place to place includes tiredness, fear, uncertainty of accomdation and many unconventional things but ALLAAH, Azza wa Jal granted concessions to reduce the prayer but not to leave it. Thus proving once again the importance of Salat.
Surah Ibrahim, Verse 40:::”O my Lord! Make me one who performs As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat), and (also) from my offspring, our Lord! And accept my invocation.(English – Mohsin Khan)
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