Salah is a form of prayer in Islam. It is of great importance, as it is one of the five pillars of Islam. Salah is a ritual prayer and it has the prescribed conditions. Some of the Salahs are obligatory except for those who find it difficult to perform. For people whom Salah is difficult, they can perform it in a suitable manner. All the Muslims must be in a state of ritual purity to perform Salah and this state can be achieved by performing the ablution.
Salah involves the repetition of a state called rakaah which includes prescribed words and actions. The number of obligatory rakaat is different at various times of day and varies according to circumstances. If you teach Quran to people you will get to know about the importance of Salah in Islam.
The obligatory Salah is generally prescribed five times a day, and all these are measured according to movement of the sun. These are near dawn (fajr), at the midday (dhuhr), in the afternoon (asr), just after sunset (maghrib) and around the night (ishaa). According to some certified procedures, Salah can be shortened.
Salah is derived from Arabic and it means connection. Its English usage is confined to the Muslim formal and obligatory prayer. Salah strengthens the foundations of faith and it also prepares a person live with compliance and goodness to Allah (SWT). It builds on courageousness. Salah rejuvenates our commitments to Allah (SWT) and you will find yourself free from the pressure of life by offering prayers five times a day.
As it is said by Allah Almighty: “I haven’t created the jinn and humankind for any added determine object that they should worship Me.” (Holy Quran Chapter 51: Verse: 56)