Prayer is a Gift of God

Prayer (Salat)

Prayer helps man to realize his natural and instinctive aspirations to greatness and high morality, to excellence and virtuous growth. Prayer purifies the heart and develops the mind, cultivates the conscience and comforts the soul. Prayer fosters the good and decent elements in man and suppresses the evil and indecent inclinations. A Muslim has to perform Prayer five times a day. Each prayer is equally important. Offer prayers regularly then Allah will shower His blessings on you.

حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ

“Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind).” (Surah Al-Baqara, 2:238)

Following are some of the benefits that praying brings us:

  1. Prayer ensures that we remember God in the best way
  2. Prayer is mercy and blessing from God Almighty
  3. Prayer makes our day more fruitful and blessed
  4. Prayer is a prescription for the body and soul
  5. Prayer gives us the habit of being clean
  6. Prayer refreshes the mind and the soul
  7. Prayer utter his name with pure love
  8. Prayer purifies us from sins
  9. Prayer is the best medicine
  10. Prayer is a gift of God
  11. Prayer visualize the veil
  12. Prayer is the best way to live
  13. Praying improves our characters
  14. Prayer feels the bond with your Lord
  15. Prayer enlivens belief in practical life
  16. Prayer transmits belief of man’s heart
  17. Prayer fight laziness and procrastination
  18. Prayer strengthens the belief and goodness of God
  19. Praying five times a day is like that. Allah forgives our sins
  20. Praying reminds us of the Day of Judgment and the hereafter

وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ وَآتُوا الزَّكَاةَ وَارْكَعُوا مَعَ الرَّاكِعِينَ

“And establish the prayer and give zakah and bow down with those who bow down.” (Surah Al-Baqarah 2:43)

The best way to remember God is to perform a ritual prayer. Each prayer that we perform reminds us of our Lord. Thus, praying is a valuable gift that God had offered us. Our beloved Prophet knew the value of this gift and seized every opportunity to pray. He expressed the happiness and peace that he experienced in praying, saying: “My happiness is in the prayers.” Allah says:

إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي

“Indeed, [I] I Am Allah. (There is) no god but I, so worship Me and establish the prayer for My remembrance.” (Surah Ta Ha 20:14)

Praying is a good chance for us to realize our wrongdoings and sins and ask for God’s forgiveness by repenting from them. By means of praying, we ask our Creator’s pardon and forgiveness. We stand in front of God five times a day, mindful that He knows of everything that we have done, and we pay more attention to our acts. As such, we become well-behaved human beings.