May 24, 2022

Salah – The importance of Salah.


Salah and its importance.

Among the five essential foundations of Islam, Salah is the second most significant. Muslims do it five times a day in their prayers. We shall learn about the significance of Namaz in Islam and Muslims’ lives in this blog. Salah is an Arabic term that means “to connect,” “to plead,” “to pray,” “to beg,” or “to invoke.” However, the term “Salah” usually refers to the five daily mandatory prayers Muslims must practice.

There is no reason or explanation for missing any of the five required prayers in a day when it comes to giving Salah. Allah said in Quran.

“When the prayers are over, remember Allah—whether you are standing, sitting, or lying down. But when you are secure, establish regular prayers. Indeed, performing prayers is a duty on the believers at the appointed times.”     Quran (4:103)

Namaz’s primary goal is to interact with Allah Almighty. When we bend and prostrate (sujood) Namaz, we are seeking closeness with Him. It relieves both bodily and spiritual suffering. Salah is the most effective way to cleanse your soul. And when a person abandons Namaz, he loses his soul.

Before performing Salah we cleanse ourselves physically. We wash our hands, face, mouth, arms, and feet. This physical cleansing is termed “partial ablution” or “wudhu”. After bodily cleanliness, the words we repeat during Namaz provide us with spiritual cleanliness. Namaz has been mentioned numerous times in the Quran and Hadith. This type of worship has received special attention. May Allah SWT give us the strength to pray five times a day. Ameen