The Most Mentioned Fard in Quran - Salat, by Ahmed Deedat
A mashallah very important paper on Salah prepared by respected Ahmed Deedat.
By Islam is Freedom, By al Furqan (Criterions, al Quran) - 06:11, 15 Nov, 2016
Islam or Duniya - wots it gonna b?
The importance of the prayers lies in the fact that..... no matter what actions one performs in his life, the most important aspect is one’s relationship to Allah , that is, one’s faith (imaan), God-consciousness (taqwa), sincerity (ikhlas) and worship of Allah (ibaadah). This relationship with Allah is both demonstrated and put into practice,....... as well as improved and increased, by the prayer. Therefore, if the prayers are sound and proper, the rest of the deeds will be sound and proper; and if the prayers are not sound and proper, then the rest of the deeds will not be sound and proper, as the Prophet Mohammad saw himself stated.
⭐In reality, the prayer is performed properly – with true remembrance of Allah and turning to Him for forgiveness – it will have a lasting effect on the person........ After he finishes the prayer, his heart will be filled with the remembrance of Allah ......... He will be fearful as well as hopeful of Allah . After that experience, he will not want to move from that lofty position to one wherein he disobeys Allah . Allah has mentioned this aspect of the prayer when He has said,
“Verily, the prayer keeps one from the great sins and evil deeds” (Quran 29:45)
The prayers are a type of purification for a human being. He turns and meets with his Lord five times a day. As alluded to above, this repeated standing in front of Allah should keep the person from doing sinful acts during the day. Furthermore, it should also be a time of remorse and repentance, such that he earnestly asks Allah for forgiveness for those sins that he committed........ In addition, the prayer in itself is a good deed that wipes away some of the evil deeds that he performed........ These points can be noted in the following hadith of the Prophet Mohammad, may the mercy and blessings of Allah be upon him:
“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?” The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.” The Prophet then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.” (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, )
(From the Internet).
Mentioned in Quran on about 72 different occasions. And it is mentioned urging people to establish Salah, not just perform it. Anything built on strong foundation gets established well & reaps the lasting & desirable good affects.
Once minimum 5 times a day Salahs r established with full devotion, piety n utmost earnestness one can easily feel the nuur or light of Allah mashallah gradually taking over inside him n his thots n acts starts becoming pure to purer. That is when the most sought after peace moment starts bcoz u hav synced with ur ruhu n farther got end to end all synchronized access to ur most beloved - Allah.
Zakat (Arabic: زكاة zakāh [zaˈkaː], "that which purifies", also Zakat al-mal [zaˈkaːt alˈmaːl]زكاة المال (the treasury of government where collected zakahs r kept for distribution, "zakat on wealth", "zakat on cultivated corps" or Zakah) is a form of alms-giving treated in Islam as a religious obligation or tax, which, by Quranic ranking, is next after prayer (salat) in importance.
As one of the Five Pillars of Islam, zakat is a religious obligation for all Muslims who meet the necessary criteria of wealth. It is not a charitable contribution, and is considered to be a tax, or obligatory alms.
Zakat is based on income and the value of all of one's possessions.It is customarily 2.5% (or 1/40th) of a Muslim's total savings and wealth above a minimum amount known as nisab.
Ramadan (/ˌræməˈdɑːn/; Arabic: رمضان Ramaḍān, IPA: [ramaˈdˤaːn]; also romanized as Ramzan, Ramadhan, or Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslimsworldwide as a month of roja, fasting (Sawm) to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to prophet Muhammad saw (known as night of Qa'dr or Power). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.