Monday 31 December 2018

10 Benefits of As Salat (Prayer)

"The closest a person is to Allah is when he is in prostration."

The obligatory prayers, As Salah, five times a day is the second most important pillar of Islam. But in a broader background, prayer has always been made mandatory on all prophets and messengers of Allah and their followers to thank Allah for those so many bounties and blessings that have been showered on the man. Ever prophet and messenger has been specifically asked to worship Allah and be thankful to Him. When Allah spoke to Prophet Musa (Moses, peace be upon him)specifically made a mention of it:
"And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allah! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance." [Surah At Taha 13-14]
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have on many a occasion instructed his followers to offer prayer for it would save them from embarrassment on the Day of Judgement:
"The first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound. And if it is bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad." [Recorded by al-Tabarani. According to al-Albani, it is sahih. Al-Albani, Sahih al-Jami, vol.1, p. 503.]
Prayer in fact is the means of direct communication between a Muslim and Allah and Allah certainly listens to his subject when he takes time out of his busy life five times a day and prostates and thanks his all powerful Creator for everything that he has been blessed with. Though an obligation, if one puts one's heart and soul in it, it becomes a means of soothing and alleviating one's depression for the mere fact that none other than Allah is attentive to his prayers. 

Prayers have many befits like it enriches one's soul, protects one from the evil ideas, washes away one' sins besides purifying one's soul. This also spiritually cleanse our souls and inspires and strengthens one's faith. I could list more but recently I came across a video which explains 10 benefits of prayers. And believe me these benefits have been so eloquently explained that I was almost spellbound by the narration and instantly thought of sharing it with my readers so that they too benefit from it and make their prayers more meaningful and complete.

Watch this beautiful video which explains ten benefits of prayer, As Salah, in such a fascinating way that will attract to the prayer even those who have not been regular in their prayers and bring them more closer to Allah than ever before:

Summing up benefits of prayers, please read this verse from the Holy Quran: "Indeed, mankind was created anxious: When evil touches him, impatient, And when good touches him, withholding [of it], Except the observers of prayer - Those who are constant in their prayer" [Surah al-Ma'arij 19-23]. So let us derive maximum benefits from our prayers so that we are pardoned and forgiven of our sins, beside being spiritually cleansed.

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