If you’ve ever had the question come up in your mind ‘How many times a day do Muslims pray?’. Well you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be looking at a detailed look at how many times a day do Muslims pray? Why do Muslims pray 5 times a day? What are the different prayers and the timings of the prayers? And why Muslims face towards Mecca to pray?
How many times a day do Muslims pray?
It is obligatory for all Muslims who are sane-minded and have reached puberty to pray five times a day.
The original number of prayers was fifty prayers a day but Allah (God) reduced it to five out of His Mercy to mankind. Yet, the reward for praying five times a day is still equal to praying fifty prayers a day. So even when a Muslim prays five times a day he/she is actually rewarded ten times more for each of the five prayers.
Salah is the only act of worship that was given to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) directly by Allah without any intermediaries. Every other act of worship was gifted to Prophet Muhammad through angel Jibreel (Gabriel). But Salah is such a noble and beloved act of worship. That Allah commanded Prophet Muhammad to come above the seven Heavens to receive this spiritual gift from Him directly.
During the miraculous journey to the heavens. Known in the Islamic tradition as Al-Isra’ Wal-Mi’raj. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) explains how the spiritual gift of prayers was given to him directly by Allah. And how fifty prayers became five.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Then Allah enjoined fifty prayers on my followers. When I returned with this order of Allah, I passed by Moses who asked me, ‘What has Allah enjoined on your followers?’ I replied, ‘He has enjoined fifty prayers on them.’ Moses said, ‘Go back to your Lord (and appeal for reduction) for your followers will not be able to bear it.’ (So I went back to Allah and requested for reduction) and He reduced it to half (i.e. twenty-five prayers a day). When I passed by Moses again and informed him about it, he said, ‘Go back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.’ So I returned to Allah and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. I again passed by Moses and he said to me: ‘Return to your Lord, for your followers will not be able to bear it. So I returned to Allah and He said, ‘These are five prayers and they are all (equal to) fifty (in reward) for My Word does not change.’ I returned to Moses and he told me to go back once again. I replied, ‘Now I feel shy of asking my Lord again.’ – [Sahih Al-Bukhari]
Since that day the five prayers became obligatory upon all the followers of Muhammad (peace be upon him). Today, Muslims from all across the globe from America to Japan devout themselves in prayer five times a day. Forming a daily spiritual connection with their Lord.
Anyone who is not a Muslim is at times perplexed at the answer to the question ‘how many times a day do Muslims pray?’. Yet, for a Muslim it is part of his/her daily routine and spiritual development to pray five times a day. Showing consistent gratitude and praise to their Creator throughout the day.
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What are the five daily prayers called in Arabic?
In the Arabic language, the five daily prayers are called Salah. Salah linguistically means an invocation or prayer. For Muslims it is a direct spiritual divine link with their Creator five times a day, without any intermediaries.
In the Indo-Pak community Salah is often referred to as Namaaz. They are both the exact same thing and are different terms used to refer to the five daily prayers. So if you have Muslim friends who are of Indian or Pakistani heritage. Do not get confused if you hear them refer to the five daily prayers as Namaaz instead of Salah.
11 Reasons why Muslims pray five times a day
A common follow up question to the answer of ‘how many times a day do Muslims pray?’. Is why do Muslims pray 5 times a day? Here are some reasons why Muslims pray 5 times a day.
1. Worshiping Allah is the Purpose of Existence
Many great thinkers have tried to answer the question. What is the purpose of our creation? Why did God create us? They spend lifetimes pondering and reflecting on this one question trying to figure out why we exist. For a Muslim the answer to this age old question is directly mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.
“And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me” – [Qur’an 51:56]
In this verse Allah mentions two completely different species. Mankind and the Jinn. The Jinn are a different creation from humans and are made from a smokeless fire. But both of these creations have something in common. They have been given a free will and therefore are accountable for their actions. Allah mentions in this verse very explicitly that the reason for our creation is to worship Him.
From a purely secular atheistic perspective this may sound somewhat problematic. That our sole purpose of existence is to worship and serve another being. However, in Islam the concept of worship is not just a set of monotonous rituals to a higher being. Nor is it a subjugation to this being out of fear. Worship in Islam entails love, gratitude and freedom from attachment to anything or anyone else besides Allah. It is a higher state of spirituality of God consciousness and love towards the One who created us and loves us the most. And the One who we long to be with the most and whose companionship we long for. For a Muslim our real home is to be with God in our consciousness at all times in this world so that we can be with Him in the next.
2. Praying 5 times a day is an obligation upon every Muslim
Muslims pray five times a day because this is a commandment of Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). In various verses in the Qur’an Allah mentions to perform the prayers perfectly with humility and attentiveness. And to establish His remembrance through the five daily prayers.
“Indeed, I am Allah. There is no deity except Me, so worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.” – [Qur’an 20:14]
Prophet Muhammad also emphasized the establishing of the 5 daily prayers. And explained how it purifies us from our sins and makes us worthy of Allah’s forgiveness.
“Allah has obligated five prayers. Whoever excellently performs their ablutions, prays them in their proper times, completes their bows, prostrations and khushu’ (with a focused heart in the prayer) has a promise from Allah that He will forgive him. And whoever does not do that has no promise from Allah. He may either forgive him or punish him.” – [Collected by Muwatta Imam Malik and Musnad Imam Ahmed]
3. To show consistent gratitude to Allah
In Islam there is no such thing as reaching a higher state of spirituality where one would not be required to pray the five daily prayers. Rather, quite the opposite. The more a person increases in their God consciousness and spirituality the more they are grateful to Allah. And the more they increase in their additional voluntary prayers above and beyond the five obligatory daily prayers.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the best of creation and the most beloved to Allah. And despite having such a high status he only increased in his prayers making them long and humble in front of his Lord. When asked why, he replied this was his gratitude to Allah for all of His favors.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) kept standing (in prayer) so long that the skin of his feet would crack. He was asked: “Why do you do this, while you have been forgiven of your former and latter sins?” He said, “Should I not be a grateful slave of Allah?” – [Sahih Al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim].
4. A daily spiritual retreat to worship Allah
Praying five times a day is the 2nd pillar of Islam. The first being the testimony of faith known as the Shahada.
Just like a human body needs nutrition and food 2-3 times a day in order to remain healthy. For Muslims the soul is more important than the exterior body. And so the spiritual body of the soul requires 5 times daily prayers to remain healthy and connected to their Creator.
The purpose of existence for a Muslim is to devoutly worship Allah. The five prayers make up the daily obligatory acts of worship. It reminds a Muslim about God throughout their day. It is a sort of a spiritual retreat away from the busy life of a Muslim. To escape all the distractions and remember his Lord. No matter how occupied a person is in the day. The five daily salat is a time to escape the hustle and bustle of life and get a few moments of spiritual tranquility with their Maker.
It is a time of self reflection and spiritual growth. It is also a time of praising and showing gratitude to Allah by starting the prayer with Alhamdulillah. If you would like to know more about the ‘meaning of Alhamdulillah’ and it’s importance in the life of a Muslim. I have produced a detailed understanding of the ‘Meaning of Alhamdulillah – A complete guide to gratitude’.
5. Praying 5 times a day is the deed most beloved to Allah
The ultimate goal of every devout Muslim is to attain the pleasure of Allah. It would be a great journey of spiritual enlightenment for any devout Muslim to discover exactly what pleases Allah. Allah sent His Messenger to give us glad tidings and to let us know exactly what deed is most beloved to Him. So that we don’t have to tire ourselves to figure things out for ourselves and make any mistakes. Our path to Jannah (Paradise) and the pleasure of Allah is given to us by our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). And the act that pleases Allah the most is prayer at its appointed time.
I asked the Prophet (peace be upon him) “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times.” – [Sahih al-Bukhari]
Salah at its earliest appointed time is one of those honorable deeds that is the most beloved to Allah. As a reminder to myself and you. Let’s make it a daily goal to pray every Salah in the first 30 mins of its start time. This way we can be among those who are dearest to Allah and earn His pleasure by performing the deed most beloved to Him.
6. Praying 5 times a day with humility is the path to true success
As human beings we are all naturally inclined to wanting to achieve great results in whatever we do. Whether it be a personal goal to lose weight or eat healthier. Or at a community level being able to help others or do great things.
All of these are noble goals in improving oneself and the society around us. And achieving success in these matters is indeed a worthy success. But the greatest success in the sight of Allah is to worship Him with humility throughout the five prayers.
“Certainly will the believers have succeeded: They who are during their prayer humbly submissive” – [Qur’an 23:1-2]
The first time I heard this verse I was in awe thinking imagine Allah saying to me that that “You have succeeded!”. Praying five times a day is the path to God’s pleasure and achieving the ultimate success.
7. The 5 daily prayers is the first matter that we’ll be asked about on the Day of Judgment
Think of our path to Jannah (Paradise) as a long staircase built with our good deeds. The higher the staircase the stronger the foundation must be for it to be stable and not collapse.
The five daily prayers are like the foundations of a Muslim’s staircase of good deeds to Paradise. If the foundation is weak then the rest of the staircase will be weak. But if the foundation is strong then the staircase will be strong and stable.
Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) informed us that the first thing we’ll be asked about on the Day of Judgment will be our prayers. And if it is good then the rest of our deeds will be good.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said “The first thing for which a person will be brought to account on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayer. If it is complete, then the voluntary (prayers) will also be recorded for him (as an increase). If it is not complete then Allah will say to His angels ‘Look and see whether you find any voluntary prayers for My slave. And take them to make up what is lacking from his obligatory prayers’. Then all his deeds will be reckoned in like manner.”
8. Salah obliterates all the sins of a person
Think about the last time you did a even a small sin or mistake. If you’re honest with yourself then not a few hours would have passed since you committed a sin or mistake. As human beings we are prone to err and all these little errs and sins could gather up on the Day of Judgement and fill our scales of deeds with sins.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was some way to wash those sins off as soon as you commit them. Well you can through repentance and five daily prayer.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) gave us a great analogy. He mentioned how the five daily prayers wash away sins just like someone taking a bath five times a day would have no dirt on him. This is the power of praying five times a day.
I heard Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) saying, “If there was a river at the door of anyone of you and he took a bath in it five times a day would you notice any dirt on him?” They said, “Not a trace of dirt would be left.” The Prophet (peace be upon him) added, “That is the example of the five prayers with which Allah blots out (annuls) evil deeds.”
9. Prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing
As part of performing the daily prayers, it is obligatory to recite verses of the Holy Qur’an. In these verses a Muslim prays for his/her guidance and the guidance of the rest of the believing men and women. Several verses also remind us to be good in character and do good to others.
All this helps a Muslim to ingrain goodness and beseech blessings from Allah. And Allah aids a Muslim and protects him/her from immorality and wrongdoing.
Recite, what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do. – [Qur’an 29:45]
10. The 5 daily prayers is what distinguishes a believer from a non-believer
We live in a world of many different religions. And each of these religions teach good things such as loving your neighbors, being good to the orphans etc. Islam is no different. Islam also teaches such good things but what distinguishes a good Muslim from a good non-Muslim is the five daily prayers. The five daily prayers is the true identity of the Muslim.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: ‘The covenant that distinguishes between us and them (disbelievers) is prayer; so whoever leaves it, he has committed Kufr (disbelief).’” – [Collected by Sunan ibn Majah]
11. A promise from Allah to be admitted into Paradise
Think of salah like an investment plan with Allah for the Hereafter. The more a Muslim prays and stays dedicated to his/her prayers throughout the day and the more he perfects his/her prayer. The more rewards they will gain. Allah promises His forgiveness and binds a covenant with the one who prays consistently to admit him to Jannah (Paradise).
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said ‘Five prayers that Allah has enjoined upon His slaves, so whoever does them, and does not omit anything out of negligence, on the Day of Resurrection Allah will make a covenant with him that He will admit him to Paradise. But whoever does them but omits something from them out of negligence, will not have such a covenant with Allah; if He wills He will punish him, and if He wills, He will forgive him.’” – [Collected by Sunan ibn Majah]
What times do Muslims pray?
The start and end times of the Muslim prayers are calculated by the position of the sun in the sky throughout the day for each location.
1. The prayer times are not fixed on a 24-hour clock.
Naturally the position of the sun in the sky varies throughout the year for each location. Just like the sunrise and sunset times change every day. So do the start and end times of the Muslim prayers change by a few minutes every day.
This gradual change means the start and end times of the Muslim prayers are drastically different in winter compared to summer. This is due to summer having longer days and winter having shorter days.
2. The prayer times are not the same all around the globe.
Naturally, each city in the world has its own different length of the day and different times for sunrise and sunset. Depending on the location of the city on the hemisphere of the globe.
So the prayer timings throughout the day in Washington D.C., USA are different to London, UK for the exact same prayers on the exact same day. So for example, the start of the dawn prayer today in London, UK was around 5:06 am. But the same dawn prayer started at 6:21 am in Washington D.C., USA.
So what we learn from this is the timings of each prayer is calculated by the position of the sun in the sky respective to the location and season the people are in. There is no global time for the five prayers.
It is important to note that today most Muslims do not look at the length of their shadows or the position of the sun in the sky to determine prayer times. Like it was traditionally done at the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him). Today, due to the enhancements in modern science Muslims use a timetable to know the start and end times of the prayer. This is usually provided by their local mosque. Or there are even prayer times tools available online or downloadable apps that Muslims use to know their local prayer start and end times.
Now, let’s look at what the different prayers are, their timings and number of units of each prayer in a little more detail.
What are the 5 daily prayers in Islam?
Namely, the five daily prayers are Fajr (Dawn), Dhuhr (Noon), ‘Asr (Late afternoon), Maghrib (sunset) and ‘Isha (Night). All these form the obligatory five daily prayers of a Muslim’s daily life.
It is important to note that there are only five obligatory prayers in the day. These five prayers are enough for a Muslim to fulfill their obligation of daily prayers. This is clearly explained by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) in the following tradition:
A man from Najd with unkempt hair came to the Messenger of Allah. We heard his loud voice but could not understand what he was saying until he came near and then we came to know that he was asking about Islam. The Messenger of Allaah said, “(You have to offer) five prayers each day and night.” The man asked, “Do I have to do anything else?” The Messenger of Allah said, “No, unless you want to offer voluntary (nafl) prayers…” – [Sahih al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim]
However, there are also supplementary voluntary prayers known as Sunnah or Nafl. These additional prayers were performed by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) with each of the five daily prayers. These additional prayers are sometimes prayed along with the five obligatory prayers by Muslims. This is because every Muslim strives to emulate the example and follow the way of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
The obligatory prayers can be prayed in congregation. But the voluntary prayers are prayed individually. I will mention some of these supplementary prayers below. This will give you a good understanding of the core obligatory prayers. Along with the voluntary prayers that Muslims perform to emulate the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Fajr (Dawn Prayer)
Fajr is the first prayer of the day. It begins at the break of dawn and can be prayed up until before the rising of the sun. So once the sun has started to rise above the horizon the time for Fajr ends.
Fajr consists of two obligatory rak’ah (units of prayer).
When prayed in congregation the Fajr prayer is recited out loud. So if you ever go to a mosque at Fajr time you will hear the Imam (leader of the congregational prayer) recite verses of the Qur’an out loud.
There are also two rak’ah (units of prayers) of voluntary prayers that are prayed individually before the two obligatory units of prayer. This is because the Prophet (peace be upon him) would pray these two and said it was better than the whole world.
So to follow the example of the Prophet (peace be upon him) Muslims often pray these two units of prayer before the two obligatory units.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The two rak’ah (units of prayers) before the dawn (Fajr) prayer are better than this world and all it contains.”
Dhuhr (Noon prayer)
Dhuhr is the second prayer of the day. It begins after the sun passes the zenith (the highest point) and starts to decline. Dhuhr prayer time ends when the shadow of everything is similar to its own length.
Dhuhr consists of four obligatory rak’ah (units of prayer).
When prayed in congregation the Dhuhr prayer is offered in silence. Meaning the Imam (leader of the congregation) will not recite the verses of the Qur’an out loud.
‘Asr (Late afternoon prayer)
‘Asr is the third prayer of the day. It begins straight after the end of the Dhuhr prayer when the shadow of everything is similar to its own length. ‘Asr prayer time ends when the shadow of everything is about twice the length of everything.
‘Asr prayer consists of four obligatory rak’ah (units of prayer).
When prayed in congregation the ‘Asr prayer, like Dhuhr prayer is also prayed in silence.
Maghrib (Sunset prayer)
Maghrib is the fourth prayer of the day. It begins after the sun has set. This is also the time when Muslims break their fast if they are fasting.
Maghrib prayer time lasts until the twilight has faded.
Maghrib consists of three obligatory rak’ah (units of prayer).
When prayed in congregation the Maghrib prayer is prayed out loud.
‘Isha (Night prayer)
‘Isha is the fifth and final prayer of the day. It begins after the twilight has vanished.
‘Isha prayer time ends at the middle of the night. Not to be confused with midnight 12 o’clock as we traditionally know it in the west. The middle of the night for Muslim prayer times is the start time of Maghrib (sunset) and the start time of Fajr (break of dawn) divided by two. If you think about it this in reality is true midnight. Where rather than the middle of the night being 12:00 am everyday regardless of the time of the year and how long or short the night is. The time for the middle of the night for Muslim prayers is taken from the time the sun has set and the time the break of dawn – divided by two.
So for example, in Dallas, Texas the Maghrib (sunset) prayer today started at 7:11 pm and Fajr (dawn) started at 6:15 am. That’s a difference of 12 hours and 4 minutes between Maghrib (senset) and Fajr (dawn). So the end time of ‘Isha would roughly be 12 hours 4 minutes divided by two plus the time of Maghrib (sunset). Which is 6 hours 2 mins plus the original time of Maghrib (sunset) which was 7:11 pm. This would give us an estimate time of 1:13 am for the prayer time of ‘Isha to end.
In the Islamic tradition it is said that Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) liked to delay the ‘Isha prayer until one-third of the night has passed. So despite what the start time of the ‘Isha prayer is you may find Muslims delaying the ‘Isha prayer until one-third of the night. This is to emulate the Prophet’s example.
‘Isha consists of four obligatory rak’ah (units of prayer).
When prayed in congregation the ‘Isha prayer is prayed out loud.
Sources for times of prayer
There are many narrations where the Prophet (peace be upon him) informs us of the start and end times of the prayer. Here is one of those references where the angel Jibreel (Gabriel) came to the Prophet and informed him of the start and end times of all the prayers of the day.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Jibril (peace be upon him) led me (in Salat) twice at the House. So he prayed Zuhr the first time when the shadow was similar to (the length of) the strap a sandal. Then he prayed Asr when everything was similar (to the length of) its shadow. Then he prayed Maghrib when the sun had set and the fasting person breaks fast. Then he prayed Isha when the twilight had vanished. Then he prayed Fajr when Fajr (dawn) began, and when eating is prohibited for the fasting person. The second time he prayed Zuhr when the shadow of everything was similar to (the length of) it, at the time of Asr the day before. Then he prayed Asr when the shadow of everything was about twice as long as it. Then he prayed Maghrib at the same time as he did the first time. Then he prayed Isha, the later one, when a third of the night had gone. Then he prayed Subh when the land glowed. Then Jibril turned towards me and said: “O Muhammad! These are the times of the Prophets before you, and the (best) time is what is between these two times.” – [Jami` at-Tirmidhi – The Book on Salat (Prayer)]
How long does it take to pray?
Each of the 5 prayers is divided into units and each unit is at least two at a time. A prayer can be as long or short as an individual wants to make it. But rushing through prayers is strictly prohibited and is actually considered a sin.
An easy way to calculate the minimum time it can take to pray in a calm and humble manner is to imagine each unit to take about a minute to pray. So for example the obligatory part of the dawn prayer of Fajr is two units. So it would take 1 min per unit, meaning it would take 2 minutes to pray Fajr. As explained above there is also an additional 2 units which the Prophet used to perform and it carries a great reward with it. So including this as part of the Dawn prayer would make it another 2 units. Making it 4 mins to pray the complete dawn prayer of Fajr.
It is important to note that when praying in the mosque the Imam of the mosque may take a lot longer to pray. The above calculation is the bare minimum a Muslim should take reciting in a calm and humble manner with the shortest verses from the Qur’an.
Who is not required to pray in Islam?
Children who have not yet reached puberty are exempt from praying. And women who are on their menses are also exempt from praying during their menses. This can last 6-7 days every month depending on the cycle of the woman. Unlike making up missed fasts of Ramadan. Women are not required to make up the 5 daily prayers they missed during their menses.
Individuals who have a physical disability and thus cannot perform the proper actions of the prayer are still required to pray five times a day. This is to maintain a spiritual connection with their Lord and still benefit from the prayer. But, those who cannot stand and pray should sit down and pray. Those who cannot sit or stand should lie down and pray. Anyone who is unconscious due to an illness or sleep and misses the prayer should make up the prayer as soon as they gain consciousness.
As long as a Muslim is conscious, sane-minded, has reached puberty and in the case of women, is not on her menses. Then it is their duty to pray five times a day. And show perpetual gratitude and thanks to Allah throughout the morning, afternoon, evening and night.
Where do Muslims face when they pray?
My non-Muslim friends often ask me which way do Muslims face to pray? The answer is towards the Holy Ka’bah in Makkah (Holy Kabaa – Mecca, Saudi Arabia).
This question is often followed up by why do Muslims pray towards Mecca? Muslims face towards Makkah for three reasons. Firstly, because this is a commandment of Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him). This reason is sufficient for any Muslim to face towards Makkah.
Secondly, the Ka’bah is a sacred Muslim sanctuary and often referred to as the worldly equivalent of Allah’s house on earth. Not that Allah physically lives in this house. But rather it is a symbolic sacred house of peace built for the remembrance of Allah. A house that was built by Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him) known in the Biblical literature as Prophet Abraham.
Thirdly, it is a testimony of unity and a practical demonstration of brotherhood known in Arabic as one ‘Ummah’ (nation). Muslims from all over the world no matter where they are, no matter what language they speak, what the color of their skin and what status they hold in society. They all face towards one Qiblah (focal point/direction) to worship one God (Allah) together as one Ummah (nation).
So the Muslims living in the west such as America or the United Kingdom face towards the east/south east. Likewise, the Muslims living in the east such as China and Japan face towards the west. The same goes for countries in the north and south.
It is important to note that originally the Qiblah (focal point/direction) of the Muslims for prayer used to be Masjid Al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, Palestine. However, this was later changed to Makkah.
Together we have learned ‘How many times a day do Muslims pray?’. Reasons why Muslims pray five times a day. Along with the different times of the prayer and many other facets around the Muslim’s prayer.
Some of you reading this maybe Muslims but not be praying 5 times a day. Others may not even be Muslim.
To those who are not Muslim thank you for taking the time to learn about our faith. As a Muslim I welcome you and am humbled by your sincerity and kindness to learn about how many times a day do Muslims pray and why we pray five times a day. No matter where you are in the world you will find friendly Muslims who will welcome you to their mosques and homes. Reach out to them and ask them about their journey to worshiping Allah five times a day. And share in their spiritual enlightenment in worshiping One God.
To those who are Muslim but find it difficult to pray five times a day. I would like to tell you that every journey starts with a single step. No one is born from the womb of his/her mother knowing everything. Even the greatest scholar of Islam started off knowing nothing. But he reached great heights of spirituality and God consciousness because of his persistence and sincerity.
Allah does not expect perfection from us but if He has given you a sane mind then you have the ability to persevere and humble yourself in front of Him. Show gratitude to your Lord by starting to pray even if it be once a day. Once you experience the tranquility and spiritual enlightenment of the prayer you’ll be longing for the next prayer, in’sha’Allah (God Willing).
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I leave you with the greeting and farewell message of all the Prophets of Allah – May Allah’s (God’s) peace and blessings be with you all.