Details the principal of the Contact Prayer (Salat) including the meaning, history, and relevance of the most important form of worship in Submission (Islam). Also contains a step-by-step tutorial for each prayer.
The five daily contact prayers are the main meals for the soul. While a soul may attain some growth and development by leading a righteous life, and without observing the contact prayers, this would be like surviving on snacks without regular meals.
When Profit Abraham implored God in Sura 14:40 of Quran, he did not ask for wealth or health; the gift he implored for was: "Please God, make me one who observes the contact prayers (Salat)." The religious duties instituted by God are in fact a great gift from Him. They constitute the nourishment required for the growth and development of our Souls. Without such nourishment, we cannot survive the immense energy associated with God's physical presence on the Day of Judgment. Belief in God does not by itself guarantee our redemption; we must also nourish our souls (Suras 6:158, 10:90-92). Additionally, Sura 15:99 states that observing the religious duties instituted by God is our means of attaining certainty: "Worship your Lord in order to attain certainty."
Host: Rashad Khalifa