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« on: July 01, 2011, 11:22:07 AM »
The Messenger of Allah (saw) said:  "For everything there is a face and the face of your religion is prayers. So see to it that none from amongst you damages and disfigures the face of his religion."  (Source: Biharul Anwar, Volume 82, Page 209)  &  "If Your Salaat is accepted then all your other deeds /Aamal are accepted"
Salat or Namaz is the most important and a complete system of worship in Islam. Literal meaning of salat is DUA. Considering salat as insignificant or taking it lightly (Istekhfaf-e-Salat) is a major sin. Both Quran and Ahadeeth emphasize that the salat must be given top priority in our daily life and must never be taken as a lightly or secondary thing.

    (A) Holy Quran: Establish salat and do not be among mushrikeen (Surah Rum, 30:31)
    (B) Holy Quran: And woe to the worshippers (namazi), who are careless in their salat, (Surah Maun, 107:3-4)
    (C) Hadeeth Holy Prophet (saw) : If salat is accepted by Allah, all good deeds will be accepted, & if salat is rejected, all good deeds will be rejected.
    (D) Hadeeth 6th Imam (AS): One, who considers salat as insignificant, will not receive our shafaat.(Intercession)

A person, who offers salat, but does not care about the masail (rules and laws) of salat, is like one who considers salat as insignificant. For some persons, the lack of knowledge of some masail of salat, wudu and ghusl, may be an acceptable excuse, but for many other persons, the lack of knowledge is no excuse, and the Islamic sharia may require such persons, in some cases, even to repeat the salat of whole life with the correct method.  Hence it is necessary for every Muslim to know and understand the masail of salat carefully so that he gains full benefit of this act of worship and he is also not considered as one who is careless about salat.

The Holy Prophet (saw) said: "At the (appointed) time of every prayer (Salaat), I hear a caller who calls and says: 'O children of Adam! keep up prayers in order to extinguish the fire you have lit against yourselves (by committing sins)." Mustadrak-ul-Wasail, vol.3, p.102