What is salah [Muslim prayer] and why do we need to perform it daily?

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Salah [the Muslim prayer] is the second pillar of Islam. As everyone is aware, a pillar is important in any construction. Salah is therefore an important aspect of Islam for the fulfillment and the construction of any individual.

Many people who accept Islam, are not taught how to perform salah or they have embraced Islam while being in a part of the world where it is difficult for them to find a group of Muslims or imams or even a masjid nearby. In such cases, they become Muslims but find it difficult to learn how to pray because they have no one to assist them physically.

Anyway, the Quran, several times speak about salah and its importance as well as its rewards. A person who prays salah with awareness, consciousness, love and understanding cannot be the same as someone who lives his life as a destitute, unaware and unconcerned about Allah and His command.


It is the responsibility of the parents to train their children before the required compulsory age to start salah. Salah must be done with love.



The ruku’

It is necessary that the person who is remembering Allah should understand what he is saying – he should combine the remembrance of the heart with that of the tongue so that he is attached to his lord both outwardly and inwardly


The best day of the week is Friday. Friday is  the congregational day where all Muslim brothers must make extra effort in order to attend Jumma prayer. Of course, in Mauritius, the government has offered two hours for all men to pray Jumma prayer. This is a blessing from Allah. This is not the case for many brothers abroad. So they should pray and supplicate Allah for a better situation.

Volume 2, Book 13, Number 1:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah’s Apostle (p.b.u.h) saying, “We (Muslims) are the last (to come) but (will be) the foremost on the Day of Resurrection though the former nations were given the Holy Scriptures before us. And this was their day (Friday) the celebration of which was made compulsory for them but they differed about it. So Allah gave us the guidance for it (Friday) and all the other people are behind us in this respect: the Jews’ (holy day is) tomorrow (i.e. Saturday) and the Christians’ (is) the day after tomorrow (i.e. Sunday).”

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1 Comment

  1. Amina said,

    January 31, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    love very much your expose. keep it up.


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