Monday, September 18, 2017

The Significance of Prayer



When a Muslim faces the qiblah (the direction of prayer) he also knows that he must turn his heart away from all other things to Allaah, the One True God. When a Muslim stands in front of Allaah,having folded his hands and arms, it is a sign of humility and defeat  in front of Allaah, the One True God. In this posture a Muslim also brings to mind the Day of Judgement where  he will have to stand and account for his deeds. When a Muslim bends his back and bows to Allaah, it is a sign of lowering oneself in obedience to Allaah. It is a sign of acknowledging one’s own shortcomings and weaknesses in front of the all-Powerful God who is Most-Perfect. While in this position a Muslim says: ”How perfect is my Lord,the Most Great”. Then when a Muslim prostrates, placing his or her noble limbs upon the earth, it is an extreme sign and the end result of humility. Whilst in this position a Muslim says: ”How perfect is my Lord,the Most High”. In this posture a Muslim returns his limbs to their place of origin: the dust from which they were created…

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Source: www.Salafipublications.Com | Extracted from:The Second Pillar: Prayer in the Life of A Muslim | Article ID: NMM010005

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