When we go into sujud (prostration), we know that God answers our du`a’ (supplication), so we try hard to concentrate. Yet what do we feel when we go into ruku` (bowing)?
“Whenever a Muslim performs a prostration for God’s sake, God raises him one degree and absolves him of one offence.” Click to read more about the merits of prostration in Prayer.
Remember that between almost every change of position we say, “Allahu Akbar.” This is to remind ourselves and to alert us that Allah is greater than anything—whatever our mind is distracted with and whatever worries plague us.
Prayer is just one act amongst many acts of worship; it holds a very special place in Islam because of the way it was enjoined. It was not brought down to earth by an Angel rather it was bestowed upon Prophet Muhammad during his unique ascension into the Heavens.
There was one commandment so important, that rather than sending angel Jibreel down with it, Allah brought the Prophet up to Himself.
Dr. Jamal Badawi explores the significance of prayer in Islam and that it is not a mere ritual but rather a practical way of remembering and worshipping the Creator and doing good.
Do you recall when was the last time you prayed?… Readers’ answers may vary, but what is common to all is that most people pray, at one time or another. Indeed, people can pray to Allah, our Lord, at any time and in any place they like, for anything they wish.
Prayer is the very way to express your thoughts, hopes, regrets and distress to God; to seek the Power that is greater than us. Learn from God’s Prophets how to fulfill such instinctive link …
As the sound of the Adhan is heard throughout the world, Muslims stop and turn to the Lord, thanking Him, remembering Him, bowing down to him in prayer.
Why is Prayer the second pillar of Islam? Performed five times a day, is it a kind of ritual or worship? Learn how to pray, learn how to worship God…