The Function Of Prayer And The Islamic Faith

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“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”― Søren Kierkegaard Islam is a monotheistic faith which centers around the sovereignty of Allah, the five pillars of faith, and the sanctity of the Qur’an. Christianity views Islamic prayer as an opportunity for the real God reveal the truth to Muslims. “Islam is the fastest-growing major religion in the world” (Taylor). In Islam, Allah is almighty (Qur’an Sura 67:2). The five pillars of faith, Shahada, Salat, Zakat, Hajj and Sawm, are a constant reminder of a Muslim’s devotion to Allah. The five pillars are essential to the Islamic faith. Shahada is the testimony of the core beliefs of the Islamic faith. What they say in…show more content…
The sanctity of the Qur’an is very important to the Islamic faith. Qur’ans in other languages are considered to be offensive and blasphemous. Islam is a monotheistic religion that began in Arabia which focuses on the belief of Allah and Muhammad, the five pillars of faith, and the Qur’an. Prayer is very important to the Islamic faith. To Muslims, prayer acts as a reminder of Allah’s reign over their lives. Muslims pray five times a day. They pray at daybreak, noon, mid-afternoon, sunset, and evening. In predominantly Muslim countries, the adhan, or the call to prayer, is sounded at each specific time. There are slight changes to the adhan according to which prayer is being made. The adhan for the predawn prayer is as follows: God is Great (said four times) I bear witness that there is no god except the One God. (said two times) I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God. (said two times) Hurry to the prayer (Rise up for prayer). (said two times) Hurry to success (Rise up for Salvation). (said two times) God is Great (said two times) There is no god except the One God. Prayer is better than sleep. (said two times) (Huda). For predawn prayer, the verse “prayer is better than sleep” is added to the end. This verse symbolizes Muslims’ devotion to Allah in that they care more about worshipping him than they care about their own wellbeing. Each time a Muslim prays, there is a specific sequence of physical motion that they go

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