Importance of Prayer
Formula for Success
[24:56] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and obey the messenger, that you may attain mercy.
[29:45] You shall recite what is revealed to you of the scripture, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), for the Contact Prayers prohibit evil and vice. But the remembrance of GOD (through Salat) is the most important objective. GOD knows everything you do.
[2:186] When My servants ask you about Me, I am always near. I answer their prayers when they pray to Me. The people shall respond to Me and believe in Me, in order to be guided.
[2:153] O you who believe, seek help through steadfastness and the Contact Prayers (Salat). GOD is with those who steadfastly persevere.
[2:238] You shall consistently observe the Contact Prayers, especially the middle prayer, and devote yourselves totally to GOD.
[2:277] Those who believe and lead a righteous life, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), they receive their recompense from their Lord; they will have nothing to fear, nor will they grieve.
[5:55] Your real allies are GOD and His messenger, and the believers who observe the Contact Prayers (Salat), and give the obligatory charity (Zakat), and they bow down.
[6:162] Say, “My Contact Prayers (Salat), my worship practices, my life and my death, are all devoted absolutely to GOD alone, the Lord of the universe.
[11:114] You shall observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) at both ends of the day, and during the night. The righteous works wipe out the evil works. This is a reminder for those who would take heed.
[14:40] “My Lord, make me one who consistently observes the Contact Prayers (Salat), and also my children. Our Lord, please answer my prayers.
[23:1-2] Successful indeed are the believers; who are reverent during their Contact Prayers (Salat).
[20:14] “I am GOD; there is no other god beside Me. You shall worship Me alone, and observe the Contact Prayers (Salat) to remember Me.”
[62:9-10] O you who believe, when the Congregational Prayer (Salat Al-Jumu'ah) is announced on Friday, you shall hasten to the commemoration of GOD, and drop all business. This is better for you, if you only knew. Once the prayer is completed, you may spread through the land to seek GOD's bounties, and continue to remember GOD frequently, that you may succeed.
Letter from Prisoner
As Salaamu Alaykum
I received the Quran by Rashad Khalifa, which is the most profound translation I have ever read. It has taught me that the worship of Allah alone is the correct way of life. Why would any Muslim need anything else (Hadith), when the Quran teaches us everything. What I now need is how do I recite my prayer now that I do not mention Prophet Muhammad’s name in the Contact Prayer? Do you have a book on Salat, and if so, does it consist of a transliteration of the Arabic? Inshallah, can you please send me what I would need to worship Allah the right way.
May Allah continue to bless you and your efforts to reach multitudes of Muslims, and teach them the only true way of life, without worshiping other than Allah.
[ed. note: We have sent James the Contact Prayer booklet, which gives step by step instruction on the correct preparation, motions, and words of the Contact Prayers. When we do the prayers the right way, sincerely devoting them to God Alone, then we are making contact with our Creator five times every day. What a blessing.]