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Versus From The Quran-Salah:10

Prayers

Key Takeaways:

  1. Continuous Remembrance of God: Exploring the concept of remembering God in various postures after completing the Prayer, emphasizing mindfulness in all aspects of life.
  2. Confronting Hypocrisy in Prayer: Addressing the issue of insincerity in prayers, highlighting the importance of devotion over outward appearance.
  3. Attributes of True Believers: Identifying true believers as those who not only pray but also give charity and truly believe in God and the Last Day.

 

(Surah An-Nisa 4:103, 4:142, and 4:162) offer insights into the significance of the Prayers (Salah) and the different attitudes people may have toward them.

  1. Continued Remembrance of God:

    • [4:103] "Once you complete your Prayer (Salah), you shall remember GOD while standing, sitting, or lying down."
    • The verse emphasizes the continuous remembrance of God in various postures after completing the Prayer. This highlights the integration of mindfulness and awareness of God in all aspects of a believer's life.
  2. Hypocrisy and Prayer:

    • [4:142] "The hypocrites think that they are deceiving GOD, but He is the One who leads them on. When they get up for the Prayer (Salah), they get up lazily."
    • The verse addresses the hypocrites who, despite their outward appearance of participating in prayers, lack sincerity and devotion. Their laziness in prayer is a reflection of their insincere intentions, as they only pray to show off in front of people.
  3. Attributes of Believers:

    • [4:162] "As for those among them who are well-founded in knowledge, and the believers, they believe in what was revealed to you, and in what was revealed before you. They are observers of the Prayers (Salah), and givers of the obligatory charity (Zakat); they are believers in GOD and the Last Day."
    • This verse highlights the attributes of true believers, including belief in the revealed scriptures, observing the Prayers, giving Zakat, and having faith in God and the Last Day.

These verses collectively stress the importance of sincere and mindful engagement in the Prayers, contrasting the attitudes of those who pray hypocritically with those who are true believers. The Prayers are presented as a central act of worship that should be accompanied by genuine faith, humility, and a continuous remembrance of God in all aspects of life.

 

Read the previous blog on Versus From The Quran-Salah:9

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What are the steps involved in performing Salah (Islamic prayer)?

 A: Performing Salah involves several key steps:

  1. Intention (Niyyah): Setting the intention in your heart to pray.
  2. Takbir: Saying "Allahu Akbar" to start the prayer.
  3. Standing (Qiyam): Reciting Surah Al-Fatiha and another Surah.
  4. Ruku (Bowing): Saying "Subhana Rabbiyal Adhim" and standing up while saying "Sami’Allahu liman hamidah" followed by "Rabbana lakal hamd".
  5. Sujud (Prostration): Going down for prostration and reciting "Subhana Rabbiyal A’la".
  6. Jalsah (Sitting Between Sujud): Sitting between two prostrations and reciting "Rabbighfir li".
  7. Tashahhud: In the final sitting position, reciting the Tashahhud.
  8. Salawat: Sending blessings towards Prophet Muhammad.
  9. Salam: Ending the prayer by turning the head to the right and left, saying "Assalamu Alaikum wa Rahmatullah".

Q: What are the benefits of performing Salah? 

A: Salah offers numerous spiritual, moral, and psychological benefits:

  1. It is a direct line of communication with Allah.
  2. It distinguishes believers from others.
  3. Acts as a guiding light in life's challenges.
  4. Guarantees paradise and redemption from sins.
  5. Helps in time management and instills responsibility.
  6. Restrains from indecency and purifies character.
  7. Provides a spiritual boost to navigate through life's trials.