PRAYER OR SALAH:
Salah means “prayer” and it is the 2nd of the five pillars of Islam. Salah is an obligatory religious duty for every Muslim. The act of salah is a conversation between you and your Creator and purification of ones heart is the ultimate religious objective of salah.
Salah or Prayer consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah (plural is rakaʿāt) which involves a number of physical movements – standing, bowing, prostrating, and sitting. It also involves the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran in Arabic along with a number of duas or supplications.
The five daily Salah is initiated with the recitation of the Adhan which means call to prayer.
Before performing prayer or salah, a person must make sure that his body, clothes and his place of worship are clean, they must be in the state of Wudhu.
For men, it is advisable to pray in in congregation at the Masjid or Mosque, but for women it is equally rewarding whether she prays alone within her home or in a congregation.
Should one be travelling or away from their hometown, certain allowances are given to make the prayers easier
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