Allah is the Creator of everything we see around us God is the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the fields, the rivers, the seas, the planets, the mountains, the plants, the animals, the birds, the insects, and above all the things we see or do not see inside or outside the earth. He created man from a clot of blood which is medically called the embryo created by the union of sperm and egg. Allah could have destroyed this fetus while it was still in the womb Then we would not be able to see the face of the world If God had willed, He could have sent us into the world blind, dumb, deaf, lame, or crippled. But he did not do that to us He has provided us with food by sending it to the world His blessings are always getting water and air free of cost By raining water from the sky he produces crops in the land He has made the temperature of the earth normal for human habitation – we cannot tolerate anything hotter or colder than this. He can turn off the water and the wind if he wants, he can burn all the people of the world with extreme heat, he can make ice in extreme cold, he can turn the earth upside down with an earthquake, he can flood a town with a tidal wave, he can destroy everything with a cyclone. We sometimes see samples of these He has kept us free from these dangers He wants to test us – who is grateful to Him – who is ungrateful, who obeys His commands – who does not, who believes in the Oneness of Allah and who associates with Him, who believes in the unseen and who disbelieves, who is obedient to Him And who transgresses the limits He has given us time until death But no one knows when he will die There are many examples before us – death by sudden stroke, death by snake bite, death by accident, death by bullets, death by storm, death by lightning, death by lightning, death by tidal wave, death by fire, death by landslide. Many of us think that in old age we will solve worldly problems and spend it in the worship of Allah But at that time you will get – is there any guarantee? Depending on how much time you spend in the world, you will have to live forever after death. If you obey God’s commands while you are alive in this world, you will live in eternal bliss after death – there will be no deprivation, no sorrow. There will be only inexhaustible peace – a peace you can never imagine In heaven you will be served food and drink which will enchant you with its wonderful taste, you will be allowed to live in a royal house which you have never seen before, you will be served by beautiful young women whose unique beauty the people of the world have never imagined. All your wishes will be fulfilled there
If you disobey Allah’s command, you will be severely punished after death – you will burn in the terrible fire of Hell, it will burn your skin to ashes – new skin will grow again , Deadly venomous snakes will continue to bite you Besides, you will be given various punishments again and again Unbelievers will not be able to bear the pain will say, Alas! If you could be the soil, I would not have to endure such pain
Therefore, every human being should be grateful to Allah at all times and obey His commands He created man and jinn to worship Him God does not ask people for money, nor does He ask for food or drink He only wants man to be his creator, to be grateful to him, to obey his commands.
God has sent various prophets and messengers from time to time to teach us how to worship God and how to obey His commands. The last to be sent in this way is the greatest prophet and messenger, Hazrat Muhammad (peace be upon him). Allah sent Muhammad (peace be upon him) to the world to show people the true path, to guide them in the right path of life, to teach them how to worship Allah, to remove all injustice, superstition, superstition, ignorance, enmity and hatred from the world. In order to establish peace in the whole world, to show the way to the liberation of man in the hereafter, to teach him how to be loved by God. Allaah revealed the great book Al-Qur’aan to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and gave detailed information on these matters.
Islam is the name given to the way of life which Allah has given to Muhammad (peace be upon him) as the last Messenger. Islam is not a common religion like other religions It is a perfect way of life Islam has the right direction for all aspects of human life From birth to death how people walk, how they eat, how they drink, how they sleep, how they bathe, how they work, how they do business, how they dress, how they marry, how wives and children, parents, relatives, neighbors , How to deal with orphans and the poor, how to distribute wealth, how to administer justice, how to punish, how to stand by the helpless and the needy, how to run the state, how to fight / fight against injustice, other state There are detailed guidelines in Islam on how to relate to, how to perform formal acts of worship (prayers, fasting, Hajj, Zakat, etc.).
Therefore, Islam is not a religion like other traditional religions Islam is a perfect way of life If anyone wants to take this life arrangement, he has to be admitted after reading Kalama The first word of Islam is-
Kalama Tayyibai: La ilaha illallah Muhammadur Rasulullah 6
Meaning: There is no lord (who is worthy of worship) except Allah and Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the Messenger of Allah
Meaning: In different countries of the world, people of different religions consider different persons, objects or creations as lords For example, some refer to Jesus (Jesus) as Lord, some to Mary, some to various deities, some to sun, mountain, sea, banyan tree, cow, elephant, Hanuman, snake etc. But Islam says that no one is worthy of worship except Allah or Lord In the second part, Muhammad (peace be upon him) is asked to be accepted as the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). This is the main thing to prepare kalema
After reading this kalema, you have to read the kalema shahadat and answer it like this:
Ashhadu Allah ilaha illallahu ohdahu la sharika lahu wa ashhaduanna Muhammadan abduhu wa rasuluhu.
Meaning: I swear that there is no lord other than Allah, He is One, He has no partner and I also swear that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the servant and messenger of Allah.
Meaning: In this part of Kalima, Muslims have been separated from the mushriks Although polytheists acknowledge the existence of a Creator, they believe in the existence of more than one Creator, believing that the Creator came to earth as the Creator’s assistant or Creator’s child or wife, or in the form of another creature. But in the Kalama Shahadah it is said that no one is worthy of worship except Allah, He is One (Creator is not more than one), Creator has no partner (He has no helper, wife or children), Muhammad (SAW) is one of Allah’s servant and Messenger (Muhammad SAW). Only man, the greatest man – like other people he is a servant of Allah, no man will worship Muhammad SAW, will not consider him lord ৷ he is only preacher of the word of Allah ৷ whereas people of some religions worship his incarnation ৷ but muslims never worship or worship muhammad sai Only worship him as the Messenger of Allah, obey his commands and prohibitions, be obedient to him, seek peace of his soul – but do not prostrate to him.
Just sitting in this kalema will not work This word is an agreement with Allah Now it is the turn to work according to the agreement After reciting this Kalima, the first and foremost duty of a Muslim is to perform the prayers as a proof of gratitude and obedience to Allah. Prayers will prove how loyal the servant is to Allah, whether he accepts the Messenger of Allah or not In the Qur’an which was revealed to the Prophet (peace be upon him) there is no other place of worship which commands prayer. In the Qur’an, Allah has given the highest importance to prayers Even some prophets were sent to earth only to establish prayers and to do good deeds Praise Allah as much as possible through prayers is not possible through any other form of worship Through prayers a person dedicates his body, mind, money and time to Allah
The importance of prayers in the light of Holy Quran and Sahih Hadith is briefly discussed:
The second pillar of Islam is prayer 7 After a person becomes a Muslim by reciting the Kalama, he has to keep the real proof of obedience to Allah through prayers There is no chance for a Muslim to give up prayers under any circumstances Provision has been made for severe punishment for abandoning prayers If you are poor and have no money, there is no punishment for not paying Zakat. If you cannot afford to go for Hajj, there is no punishment. But if you leave the prayers, the severe punishment is the fire of hell
The hadith says, “The difference between a believer (believer) and a non-believer (disbeliever) is to neglect prayers.”
So there is no intention or excuse to leave the prayers Even if you are sick, you have to pray, even if you don’t have money, you have to pray If you can’t stand up, you have to sit down, if you can’t sit down, you have to lie down, if you can’t lie down, you have to point with your eyes.
Allaah first commanded the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to pray 50 times That means we have to worship Allah continuously Allaah says in the Holy Qur’aan:
“I created man and jinn only to worship Me.” (51 ৬ 56)
However, Allah (swt) first commanded Muhammad (pbuh) to pray 50 times, but please reduce it to 5 times. But these 5 times prayers will be equal to 50 times in the scale of Mizan If we can perform these 5 prayers with obedience according to the correct rules, then those prayers will be equal to 50 prayers.
The importance of prayer has been mentioned in the great book Al-Quran:
“The pious are those who believe in the unseen, establish the prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them.” (Surat al-Baqara, verse 3)
“And keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and bow down with those who bow down.”
(Surat al-Baqara, verse 43)
“You ask for help through patience and prayer (Surat al-Baqara, verse 45)
“Establish the prayer and pay the zakat Whatever good you send before for yourselves, you will find it with Allah God sees everything you do. ” (Surat al-Baqara, verse 110)
“You shall take care of all the prayers, especially the intermediate prayers, and stand humbly for the sake of Allah.” (Surat al-Baqara, verse 238)
“And when My servants ask you concerning Me, I am near.” I respond to the call of the supplicant when he prays to me So let them obey me and believe in me, that they may walk in the right way. ” (Surat al-Baqara, verse 16)
Surely those who believe and do good deeds and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, they shall have their reward with their Lord. They have no fear and they will not be sorry. ” (Surat al-Baqara, verse 26)
“But those among them (the People of the Book / Jews) who are deep in knowledge and those who believe, even those who believe in what has been sent down to you; And those who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and believe in Allah and the last day; In fact, I will give such people a noble reward. ” (Surah Nisa, verse 162)
(55) Your friend is Allah, and His Messenger, and those who believe, those who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, while they are humble. (56) And those who take Allah, His Messenger and the believers as friends, they are the party of Allah, they are the victors. (Surah Maeda, verses 55-56)
(End of 81) – “Say: Surely the way of Allah is the right way And we are commanded to surrender to the Lord of the worlds (72) And to pray and to fear him To Him you will be gathered (Surah An-Nam, verses 61-62)
“My prayers, all my acts of worship, my life and my death are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds. (Surah An-Nam, verse 162)
(3) They (the believers) establish the prayers and spend out of what We have given them.
(4) These are the true believers; They have dignity, a mother, and an honorable livelihood from their Lord. ” (Surah Anfal, verses 3-4)
If they repent, establish the prayers, and pay the obligatory charity, then leave them alone. Verily, Allh is the All-Mighty, the All-Merciful.
“Believing men and believing women are friends of each other They enjoin what is right and forbid what is wrong, they establish the prayers, pay the obligatory charity and obey Allah and His Messenger. May Allah have mercy on them Surely Allah is Mighty, Wise. (Surah Tawba, verse 61)
“O my Lord! Make me (Ibrahim ah) one who establishes prayers and also one of my descendants! O my Lord! And accept my prayer. ” (Surah Ibrahim, verse 40)
“And wherever I (Abraham) have been, He has blessed me; He has commanded me to establish Salat and pay Zakat as long as I live. ” (Surah Maryam, verse 31)
“And he (Ishmael) used to enjoin on his family the Salat and the Zakat, and he was pleasing to his Lord.” (Surah Maryam, verse 55)
And enjoin prayer on your family, and be steadfast in it I do not want any Rizik from you Rizik, I give it to you And the good result is for taqwa (Surah Taha, verse 132)
Those whose hearts tremble at the remembrance of Allah, those who are patient in the face of adversity, and those who keep up prayer and spend (benevolently) out of what We have given them. (Surah Hajj, verse 35)
“They are the ones who, if We establish them in the earth, they will establish the prayers, pay the obligatory charity, and the reward for good deeds is in the hands of Allah.” (Surah Hajj, verse 41)
“O you who believe! Bow down, prostrate yourselves, and worship your Lord, and do good, that ye may prosper. ” (Surah Hajj, verse 6)
(Those who proclaim the Glory and Glory of Allah) Those who cannot forget trade and commerce from the remembrance of Allah, and from establishing the prayers and paying the Zakat, they fear the Day when their hearts and eyes will be disturbed. (Verse 38 of Surah Noor)
“Establish your prayers, pay the obligatory charity, and obey the Messenger, that you may be favored.” (Verse 58 of Surah Noor)
Guidance and glad tidings for the believers Those who keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate and have firm faith in the hereafter (Verses 2-3 of Surah Namal)
“Recite to you what has been revealed to you from the Book and establish Salat Surely the prayer forbids indecency and evil And the remembrance of Allah is the best God knows what you do. ” (Surah Ankabut, verse 45)
Establish yourself in the religion, turn to Allah with a pure heart and fear Him, establish the prayers and do not be of the polytheists. (Surah Room, verse 31)
“(4) Those who establish the prayers, pay the zakat, and have firm faith in the Hereafter;
(5) They are on guidance from their Lord, and they are truly successful. (Surah Luqman, verses 4-5)
“Those who recite the Book of Allah, establish regular prayers, and spend secretly and openly from what We have given them, they hope for a business that will never be lost.” (Surah Fatir, verse 29)
“And those who respond to the call of their Lord, establish the prayer, and consult one another, and spend out of what We have given them; (For them there is in the Hereafter an excellent and lasting reward.) ” (Surah Shura, verse 36)
“(On the Day of Resurrection) their eyes will be downcast and they will be humiliated.” But when they were healthy and strong, they were called to prostrate (but they did not respond). ” (Surah Kalam, verse 43)
(4) Therefore great misfortune befalls those prayers, (5) those who are indifferent to their prayers. (6) Those who do it to show off (7) and refrain from giving daily necessities to others. (Surah Maun, verses 4-6)
“O you who believe! Wealth in you, and children in you, so that you may not be heedless of the remembrance of Allah. (Surah Munafiqun, verse 9)
In verses 42-47 of Surah Qiyamah, Allah has declared the condition of non-worshipers on the difficult day of Resurrection:
“(The dwellers of Paradise will ask after seeing the condition of the dwellers of Hell) (42) Why have you been thrown into the Fire? (43) They will say, “We were not of the worshipers.” (43) And We did not give food to the poor (44) And we used to be intoxicated with the critics (44) And we used to deny the Day of Resurrection
How to perform prayers in different situations:
In verse 43 of Surah An-Nisa ‘, Allah declares:
“O you who believe! Do not go to prayer intoxicated until you understand what you are saying; And not in an unclean state until you take a bath, but the condition of the traveler is different And if you are ill, or on a journey, or one of you urinates, or you have intercourse with a woman, and you do not have water, then perform tayammum on the sacred soil – rubbing your face and hands. Surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
The prayers during the war are described in detail in verses 102 and 103 of Surah An-Nisa ‘.
(102) And when you (the Prophet) are among them and wish to offer their prayers, let a party of them stand with you and let them keep their weapons. Then when they have completed the prostration, let them stand behind you, and let the other group who have not prayed, pray with you, and let them be alert and armed.
(103) And when you have finished the prayer, remember Allah standing, sitting and lying down. Then when you are free from danger, then perform the prayers properly It is obligatory upon the believers to offer the prayer at the appointed time. “
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):
And when you travel in the earth, there is no sin on you if you complete the prayer, fearing that the unbelievers may make a trial for you. Surely the unbelievers are your open enemy.
What has been said about the importance of prayers in Sahih Hadith:
Narrated Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him): The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said that if one prays five times a day, from the time of Jumu’ah prayers to the time of Jumu’ah prayers, all the minor sins will be erased through prayers. -Sahih Muslim 6
Narrated Abu Hurairah: I heard the Prophet of Allah say: If a person has a river near the door of his house and he bathes in it five times a day, will you find any dirt on him? The disciples said, “There can be no trace of dirt on him.” The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: This is an example of the five daily prayers by which Allaah purifies all sins (minor ones). -Sahih Bukhari 6
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said that all those who drowned, died of plague, stomach ailments or crushed walls would be considered martyrs. He further added that if people had known about the reward of performing Zohar prayers for the first time, they would have run for it. If they had known about the rewards of performing Isha and Fajr prayers with the congregation, they would have crawled for it if necessary. If they only knew about the rewards of participating in the first round, they would have competed hard enough -Sahih Bukhari 6
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Whoever goes to the mosque in the morning and in the afternoon (for congregation), Allaah will make for him a dignified place in Paradise, where good hospitality will be provided every morning and afternoon. -Sahih Bukhari 6
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said that no prayer seems more difficult to the hypocrites than the Fajr and Isha prayers, and if they had known about the reward of performing these prayers on time, they would have joined the prayers even if they crawled. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: I wish to order the muezzin to perform iqaamah, to order a person to lead the prayers, and to set fire to the houses of those who have not yet left their homes for the prayers. -Sahih Bukhari 6
Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said: The angels keep on praying to Allah for the prayer as long as one of you is in the prayer and the wind is not blowing. They keep saying, O Allah make her mother, be kind to her -Sahih Bukhari 6
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The first thing a servant will take into account on the Day of Judgment is prayer. If his prayers are good, the rest of his work will be good; And if his prayers are bad, then the rest of his work will be bad -Al Tabarani, Sahih Al Jami 6
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Our agreement with Allaah is to perform the prayers So the person who abandons the prayer becomes a disbeliever – Supported to be Ahmad, Tirmidhi and Nasai 6
In another hadith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said that the difference between a believer and a disbeliever is the abandonment of prayers. – Supported to be Muslim, Abu Dawood and Nasai 6
Based on the above discussion of the Holy Quran and Sahih Hadith, it can be concluded that,
After reading the word of faith, one has to take diya in Islam, only then there will be liberation in the hereafter.
After taking diya in Islam, the first responsibility is to perform prayers in congregation on time
Prayers cannot be abandoned even in case of calamity or illness
Along with praying oneself, one should also invite others towards prayers
Trying to follow other instructions of Islam properly
Paradise can be expected by practicing Islam to the fullest in life
May the Merciful God bless us all – Amen
An informative article on other essential aspects of Islam will be published later InshaAllah – Author.
Writing, compiling, editing and printing: Md. Mokhlesur Rahman, B Honors, MA (Philosophy)
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Patuakhali Government Women’s College.
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