Thursday, 2 August 2012
The Next Pillar
The Next Pillar of Islam is Salah.(Also called Namaz). In English it is Prayer. It is the practice of formal worship in Islam. Before Perfoming Salah, one has to do Taharah (ritual cleansing) until they are purified .Salah consists of the repetition of a unit called a rakʿah (pl. rakaʿāt) consisting of prescribed actions and words. There are five daily prayers in the day, which are obligatory. The first one is Salat-ul-Fajir ,prayed at sunset. Then its Salat-ul-Dhuhr(pronounced Zoher), at midday. Next is Salat-ul-Asr, prayed at mid-afternoon. At sunset is Salat-ul-Maghrib and at night is Salat-ul-Isha. And that is the next pillar of Islam.