Prayer On The Prayer Of Prayer

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The Importance of Prayer

Despite prayer being so important, it is a sad fact that many Muslims do not pray or fulfil the conditions of prayer. Its purpose is to strengthen our relationship with Allah, by expressing our gratitude for his blessings, and to pray for his mercy, help, and love. Just as the body requires physical needs such as food and water, the soul has spiritual needs of prayer. The Holy Prophet said, “The comparison of one who remembers Allah and one who does not, is like that of the living and the dead.” Allah says, “O you who believe! Respond to the call of Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that which gives you life.” Qur’an 8.24 Emphasizing the need for prayer, in order to be considered spiritually living. Attesting to the fact, prayer is essential for an Ahmadi Muslim.

Moving on, prayer is important, due to its direct communication with Allah. It is even said, “The closest a person is to His Lord is when he is in prostration.” Moreover, through prayer you are able to connect with your Lord, on the daily basis. You are able to freely express your happiness, sadness, problems, and mistakes knowing Allah will be there to support you through all of them. We have this chance everyday, however we choose to neglect it believing it is unimportant. Rather than being less important, prayer is more important because of its regularity. We fast just one month a year; we must give Zakat once a year; and Hajj is only once a lifetime. However, prayer is the…

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