Prayer: The Key

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Some of the things which point to the virtue and status of salah:

– That is the second pillar in Islam after the shahadah.

– That it is the first thing a slave will be asked about on the Day of Judgment: if it’s good, the rest of a person’s deeds will be good; if it’s evil, the rest of a person’s acts will be evil.

– Establishing prayer is one of the descriptions of the people of taqwah. As it says in Surat al-Baqarah: “Alif Laam Meem * This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for the muttaqeen * Those who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them…” [2:1-3].

– That the last advice/bequest the Messenger gave before his death was regarding the salah, salla Allahu alayhi wasallam.

– That it is a sign of a slave’s love and thankfulness to Allah, azza wa jall.