Prayer (Salah): One of the five pillars of Islam
“And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed [to you]. Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.” [Qur’an 20:13-14]
Taking time out to pray five times a day is a duty upon all Muslims, and helps us to remember Allah (SWT) and our purpose in life – to worship Him. When we turn towards Makkah, we are united with all the Muslims around the world who face the same direction (Qibla), and when we raise our hands to begin Salah, we put aside the stresses and worries of life to remember our Lord.
When we pray, we communicate directly with Allah (SWT), and we are closest to Him in sujood, or prostration.
This is one of the best times to supplicate, or make du’a – so next time you are in sujood, take a moment to ask Allah to relieve the poverty and suffering of all those we support around the world.