Offering prayers (salah) is one of the most important aspect of Islam. There are numerous benefits associated with offering prayers. Some of these prayers benefits are discussed in this blog post.
Shields Against Evil:
Without seeking Allah’s help, it is impossible to refrain from evil.
“Verily, prayer restrains (oneself) from shameful and unjust deeds…” Quran 29:45
How can sins be committed if you’re willingly standing before Allah 5 times a day?
Enriches Your Soul:
Prayer satisfies your spiritual need to be in contact with your Creator. This gives your soul peace and contentment, especially with your busy lifestyle.
“Without doubt, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction.” Quran 13:28
Makes You Humble:
Pride and arrogance are rid by realising Allah’s greatness and your dependence on Him. In the prayer, the Muslim puts the highest part of his body and source of intellect, his head, on to the ground and says, “How perfect is my Lord, The Most High.”
Allah says: “Successful indeed are the believers, who are humble in their prayers.” Quran 23:1-2
Of course, this can only be achieved when you understand what is recited and concentrate with humility.
Washes Away Sins:
There is nobody that doesn’t sins; however, Allah has provided, through prayer, a way to wipe out those sins. Allah says, “And perform prayer surely the good deeds remove the evils deeds.” Quran 11:114
The Messenger ﷺ gave a beautiful example when he said to his companions, “Consider if one of you had a river by his door in which he bathed five times a day. Would any filth remain on him? They said, No. Then the Prophet replied, “Likewise, Allah wipes away sins with the five daily prayers.”
Solves Your Problems:
If you correct your relationship with Allah, Allah will set straight your relationship with the rest of the creation. Through prayer, He, Who is All-Powerful, will rectify all your problems.
Allah says, “Seek help in patience and prayer.” Quran 2:153
Congregational prayer cultivates brotherhood, equality and humility between Muslims. The worshippers stand in rows and as one body, shoulder to shoulder, without any distinction of race, nationality, colour, wealth, family or status. This act of unity helps demolish all barriers which stand between people.