Second Pillar of Islam in English

What is the Second Pillar of Islam in English?

Salah, prayer, is the second pillar. The Islamic faith is based on the belief that individuals have a direct relationship with God. Salah can he performed alone; it is meritorious to perform it with another or with a group. It is permissible to pray at home, at work, or even outdoors; however it is recommended that Muslims perform salah in a mosque.

1). Allah (SWT) says in the Quran

a).  Ibraheem (AS) asks Allah’s support in his duty saying:

رَ ب اجْعَلْنِِ مُقِيمَ ال ه صلاةِ وَمِنْ ذُ رِيهتِ

ابراهيم: 40 ) )

Meaning in English:

Oh my lord, make me one who establishes Salaah (prayer) and also from my offspring)

[Surah Ibraheem (14):40]

b). Allah (SWT) spoke to Musa (AS) saying:

وَأَقِمِ ال ه صلاةَ لِذِكْرِي

( طه: 14 )

Meaning in English:

And establish Salaah for my remembrance

[Surah Taaha (20):14]

c). Issa (AS) says of Allah (SWT):

وَأَوْصَانِِ بِال ه صلاةِ وَالهزكَاةِ مَا دُمْتُ حَي اً

( مريم: 31 )

Meaning in English:

And he has enjoined on me salaah and Zakaah as long as I live

[Surah Mariyam (19):31]

d). Allah (SWT) orders Mohammed (SAW) saying:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ ال ه صلاة

( العنكبوت: 45 )

Meaning in English:

Recite what was revealed to you of the book and establish Salaah

[Surah Al-‘Ankaboot (29):45]

e). Allah (SWT) orders the believers saying:

إِ ه ن ال ه صلاةَ كَانَتْ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِيَ كِتابًا مَوْقُوتً

( النساء: 103 )

Meaning in English:

Establish Salaah, for salaah has been enjoined on the believers at stated times

[Surah An-Nisaa(4):103]

May Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) accept all our good deeds and help us in the cause, forgive our mistakes and make us amongst the Muntaqeen & By His Mercy make us all Inhabitants of Jannah. Ameen ya rabbal’alameen.

Jazakkallahu khairan!

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