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Salat ( Prayer) is Must

BY: Liyakat Shah | Category: Religion | Submitted: 2012-02-01 02:50:55
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Article Summary: "Salat a form of prayer offered by the Ummat E Muslim all over the universe. There are five obligatory necessary prayers which has to be done by every healthy Muslim be it male or female.."

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Salat ( Prayer) Is Must
Salat a form of prayer offered by the Ummat E Muslim all over the universe. There are five obligatory necessary prayers which has to be done by every healthy Muslim be it male or female. However if a person is in some acute problem or due to some specific reason it can be shorten depending upon the circumstances. But it cannot be left over. Even the left over prayer has to be done in our life span. A question would also be asked about obligatory prayer and one has to answer for it. During journey the acts of prayer cab be shorten. Islam has given many discounts, concession and privileges only thing is that we ought to submit our cause to Almighty God for offering whole heartedly Salat. The importance of Salat can be understood that Allah Subhano Watala has spoken about it on many places in Holy Quran
Salaat (Prayer) is one of the main obligations which Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) has ordained on His servants. It is the first act of worship decreed on the Muslim Nation (Ummah) by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) and was ordained on the night of the Prophet's (peace be upon him) ascension to the seven heavens. It is the second of the five pillars of Islam after the proclamation of the "Shahada" (the words of witness).

It is enjoined on the Muslims as an obligatory act by Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) as can be noted from the following verses of the Holy Qur'an:" Establish regular prayers at the sun's decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer" (Qur'an 17:78).

In another verse Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) says:" And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night" (Qur'an 11:1 14).

The importance of the Salaat has also been explicitly expressed by Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), as can be noted from the following sayings:" What lies between a perfect man and disbelief is the leaving of prayer" (Related by Imams Ahmed and Muslim).

The Prophet (peace be upon him) also said:" The obligation which separates us from them (the non-believers) is the prayer and he who renounces it becomes a disbeliever" (Related by Imams Ahmed and Muslim).

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