The 5 Times Namaz (Muslim Prayer) with Meaning & Significance

The 5 Times Namaz (Muslim Prayer) with Meaning
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People often ask, why Muslims offer 5 times Namaz or prayer each day? The modern society thinks of it as some kind of a burden or pressure. So I would like to accentuate something on this subject today.

It is clearly said in the Quran that the basic purpose of life is to worship Allah. Through Namaz also called as Salat or Salah, one can communicate directly with Allah Almighty. Additionally, it restrains the person from bad habits and evil deeds. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W), in His Hadith, mentions that the key to heaven is Salah.

Namaz, a word, binds every Muslim on this planet from a thread that connects them to Allah. It offers a wise path to His devotee to connect and know Allah better. Muslims perform five times prayers a day as it is obligatory. If you do not offer prayers, Allah will punish you on the day of judgment.

It is necessary for men to offer the prayer at Masjid with Juma’at while women are supposed to offer the prayer at their homes. The prayers must be said while facing in the direction of Mecca, the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad.

Adhan, A Call To Prayer

In Muslim communities, people are reminded of the salat by the daily calls to prayer, known as adhan. The adhan is delivered from mosques by a muezzin, the mosque’s designated caller of prayer. During the call to prayer, the muezzin recites the Takbir and the Kalimah.

When Was The Prayer Made Compulsory?

According to the Ahadith, in the night of Mi’raj – the journey of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) towards heaven on 27th Rajab,  prayer was made compulsory. During that journey, Allah gifted the prayer i.e. Namaz to his dearest Prophet, Muhammad(SAW).

The importance of namaz has been well documented in