23 June 2022

During Term 2, we have been learning all about Salah.

Five times a day, the Mua’dhin calls out the Athaan to remind Muslims that it is time for Prayer.  Salah is one of the five pillars of Islam. Muslims pray to Allah five times a day. Fajr is prayed in the morning before the sun rises. Zuhr is prayed after mid-day. Asr is prayed in the late afternoon. Maghrib is prayed after the sun sets and Isha is prayed at night. Praying Salah and understanding its meaning brings us closer to Allah. Salah helps our bodies and our minds too. Whenever we feel worried or upset we should pray Salah as it will help us feel better. Salah is also the key to Jannah. It is the most important act of worship in Islam. On the day of Qiyaamah, the first thing Allah will question us about is our Salah.

“Once Nabi Muhammed (SAW) came out of his house. It was autumn and the leaves were falling off the trees. He caught hold of a branch of a tree and shook it and the leaves began falling in large numbers. He said to his companion ‘Oh Abu Zarr, when a Muslim offers Salah to please Allah, his sins fall off him just as these leaves have fallen off this tree.’” (Ahmad)