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If the Creator does not need our worship, why do we need to worship? Why is salah (prayer), which consists of a few acts, is so much important?

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Asked by truth exposed, 13 Nov '12 09:45 am
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Prayer is an obligation upon every Muslim, man and woman.
"...Verily, As-Salat (the prayer) is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours." (4:103)
Anas narrated that Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said:
"Whoever forgets a prayer, he should offer it whenever he remembers. There is no expiation for it except this." (All six report it except Malik)
Answered by LIPSIKA, 13 Nov '12 09:51 am

 
  
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If we consider the condition man is in this vast universe, it is that of a needy dependent. Man is neither omnipotent, nor self-sufficient. He is in need, constant need, of many things vital even for mere survival, which are not wholly within his power to obtain. At the same time, he is weak and vulnerable: many circumstances can arise which can harm him and obstruct and overturn his most cherished and determined purposes. He is beset by worries, illnesses, calamities that can ruin his lifes work in a single moment. As against the sheer scale of what is around him, the number and the variety of plants, trees, animals, rivers and mountains, the awesome power of natural forces, the grandeur of the heavens, he is bound to reflect on his own frailty and relative insignificance. That reflection, that profound impression of his own helplessness and smallness compared to the tremendous harmonies and scales of the order all around him, awaken something deeply embedded in his soul which bids hi ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 13 Nov '12 04:41 pm

 
  
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It is ARROGANCE and IRREVERENCE on our part, to think that we can cater to some NEED of GOD (creator, sustainer and destroyer)! Who are we to fulfill some need of God? God is beyond NEED.
Prayer and worship arise in refined human hearts naturally. It is more a happening than an act. Their hearts overflow in the remembrance of God... that's prayer....then they try express that intense feeling by some doing....that doing is worship. These are not something that can be done on a timetable in a mechanical way!
Prayer is important because it is a deep oneness or communion with God, that transforms people. Each prayer is one step towards Him.
Answered by Shunmugham, 13 Nov '12 09:58 am

 
  
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"Say (O Muhammad (pbuh) to mankind): 'If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic monotheism, follow the Quran and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you your sins.' And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." (3:31)
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Nov '12 09:49 am

 
  
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Worshiping is Faith Based . If one has Faith and he/she is performing the Acts of Worshiping ,There is nothing Wrong .
Answered by kartikay sharma, 13 Nov '12 09:49 am

 
  
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