'Namaz', a word which binds every Muslim on this planet from a thread that connects them to Allah. It not only takes a person to the Almighty but also offers a wise path to His devotee to know Allah better. It is said that a Muslim has to practice Namaz five times a day without any excuse.
Ever wondered why and how it all started?
Let's know it here:
Fajr, is a time of light, barakah, and spiritual blessings. This is the time where the day begins with a hope of light and life, and the angels of God surround one. Fajr is one of the most important in all five prayers. It's the time when angels intently listen to the Fajr prayer being recited aloud because of the virtue and importance of Fajr.
And you know what? When you wake up in the morning and start your day with God, you are all set to go ahead.
Zuhar is the next step connecting you to Allah in a day, also it is the second Namaz offered. This Namaz comprises of 4 rakats of Sunnah, 4 rakats of Fard, 2 rakats of Sunnah and finally 2 rakats of Nafl or voluntary prayer. Zuhar is important because of several reasons.
It is said that whoever performs or practices four rakats before Zuhar prayer and four after the Zuhar prayer, Allah will save her/him from the fire of hell.
"This is an hour at which the gates of heaven are opened, and I like that my good deeds should rise to heaven at that time," - Prophet Muhammad
This Namaz is performed at the time of afternoon and stands third in the mandatory order. The prayer comprises of 4 Sunnah that are to be offered before the 4 Farz prayer.
"He who observes Al-Bardan (i.e., Fajr and Asr prayers) will enter Jannah." Prophet Mohhamad
Moreover, the graveness of missing this Namaz (Asr) prayer deliberately is crucial, which means that if one misses the Asr, then his/her good deeds for the day stand null and void.
"Whoever misses the ASR Namaz, then it is as if he has been robbed of his family and his wealth." - Prophet Mohhamad
It is the fourth Namaz out of the five Farz (obligatory) prayers of the Muslims. If one does not perform the Maghrib Namaz deliberately, s/he is supposed to be punished by Allah. Moreover, Muslims break their fast in the holy month of Ramadan with this Namaz, and so it holds a significant importance.
"The most difficult salah for the munafiqeen is Isha and Fajr. Had they known the rewards for them they would have attended them even if they had to crawl on their knees." - Holy Prophet
The Isha Namaz is the last prayer of the day and considered one of the toughest prayers and hence rewards you big.
Life is not just about work-life or family, it's about Allah too. Stay close to Him, stay connected to Him, and rest will be taken care by Him. Thanks for reading the story!
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