Prayer, or Salah, is one of the five essential pillars of Islam.
Taking time out to pray, five times a day, helps us remember Allah and our purpose in life – to worship Him. When we turn towards Mecca, we are united with all the Muslims around the world who face the same direction, and when we raise our hands to begin Salah, we put aside the stresses and worries of life to remember our Lord.
“And I have chosen you, so listen to what is revealed [to you]. Indeed, I am Allah . There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.” [Qur’an 20:13-14]