Podcast: The Spirituality of Salat

Salat, the Islamic prayer practice, can be said to be the fundamental expression of Islam. Although involving physical postures and movements, as well as recitations from the Holy Qur’an, salat is in essence a spiritual practice and experience, and by understanding the spirituality of salat, we can truly reap the rewards of this divinely revealed meditative spiritual practice. Although salat … Read More

The Blessings and Benefits of Fajr Prayer in Islam

“Those who believe and do deeds of righteousness, and establish regular prayers and regular charity — they will have their reward with their Lord. On them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve.” — Surah al-Baqarah (Holy Quran, 2:277) Consistent and daily prayer practice constitutes one of the Five Pillars of Islam, holding a place of such importance and … Read More

Why Worship Allah?

“And I have created the jinn and men but to worship Me.” — Surah adh-Dhariyat (Qur’an, 51:56) The Holy Qur’an states that human beings (and jinn) are created but for worship. Yet why worship Allah, God? Yes, one can certainly state that the reason why we worship Allah is simply because he has ordered or recommended it. Yet it is always … Read More