The references from the Holy Quran in which Allaah Ta`la orders us to worship Him alone and importance of salath (namaz).
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1.The references from Holy Quran in which Allaah Ta`la prohibits drinking of Alcohol and Zina. And also authentis Hadeeth of Prophet Mohammed (Sallalaahu Alai Wassallam).
2.The references from the Holy Quran in which Allaah Ta`la orders us to worship Him alone and importance of salath (namaz). And also authentic Hadeeth of Prophet Mohammed (Sallalaahu Alai Wassallam) stating the importance of salath (namaz).
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Verses and hadiths on alcohol and prayer
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, there are so many references from the Quran and the Sunnah regarding the topics you have enquired, that it would be almost impossible for us to list all them in this short article! What we can do for you here is list only a few references for each topic for your reference.
Your Question: The references from Holy Quran in which Allaah Ta`la prohibits drinking of Alcohol and Zina. And also authentis Hadeeth of Prophet Mohammed (Sallalaahu Alai Wassallam).
Ref: Alcohol (khamr or intoxicants)
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 90-91:
O you who have believed! ‘Khamr’ (all types of intoxicants), games of chance, idols, and divining arrows are all abominable works of Shaitaan; therefore, stay (far) away from these so that you may attain success. Indeed, Shaitaan seeks to sow enmity and hatred among you by means of ‘khamr’ (intoxicants) and gambling, and to prevent you from the Remembrance of Allah and from Salaah. Will you not, then, abstain from these things?
Allah Subhanah in the above aayah clearly declares that ‘khamr’ or all types of intoxicants are the abominable works of Shaitaan, and commands the believers to stay far away from them! The term used by Allah in the Quran to guide the believers to stay away is ‘fajj-tanebu’, commanding the believers that this ‘khamr’ is so hated by Allah for the believers, that they not only should abstain from consuming it, they should stay far away from it! Some scholars have opined that the term ‘fajj-tanebu’ is stronger than the term ‘haraam’, and a believer who sincerely fears Allah and the Last Day, must not even put himself in a position that he sits with those who consume intoxicants!
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3672 Narrated by Abdullah Ibn Abbas
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Every intoxicant is khamr (alcohol, wine, etc.), and every intoxicant is haraam.”
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3679 Narrated by Aisha
I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: “Every intoxicant is haraam; if a quantity of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is (also) haraam.”
Sahih Muslim Hadith 4962 Narrated by Jabir ibn Abdullah
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: “Every intoxicant is haraam! Verily Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, made a covenant to those who drank intoxicants to make them drink ‘Tinat al-Khabal’. The companions asked: “Allah's Messenger, what is Tinat al-Khabal?’ He (saws) said: “It is the sweat of the denizens of Hell, or the discharge of the denizens of Hell.”
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3653 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Amr
The Prophet (saws) said, "An undutiful
son, a gambler, one who casts up what he has given, and one who is addicted to
wine will not enter
Ref: Zina (fornication and adultery)
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 32:
Do not even go near ‘zina’ (fornication or adultery) for it is a very indecent thing and a very evil way!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 33:
33 Say (O Prophet (saws)): ‘The things that my Lord hath indeed (absolutely) forbidden (declared ‘haraam’) are: shameful deeds whether open or secret; sins and trespasses against truth or reason; assigning of partners to Allah for which he hath given no authority; and saying things about Allah of which ye have no knowledge.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 268:
268 The Shaytaan threatens you with poverty and bids you to conduct ‘fahisha’ (indecency). Allah promiseth you His Forgiveness and Bounties, and Allah Careth for all and He Knoweth all things.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 21:
O ye who believe! Follow not Shaytaan's footsteps: if any will follow the footsteps of Shaytaan, he will (but) command what is ‘fahisha’ (shameful and indecent): and were it not for the Grace and Mercy of Allah on you, not one of you would ever have been pure: but Allah doth purify whom He pleases: and Allah is One Who hears and knows (all things).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 27-28:
27 O ye children of Adam! Let not the Shaytaan seduce you in the same manner as he got your parents (Adam and Hawwa) out of the Garden stripping them of their raiment to expose their shame: for he and his tribe watch you from a position where ye cannot see them: We made the Shaytaans the friends (only) to those without faith.
28 When they do aught that is shameful they say: "We found our fathers doing so"; and "Allah commanded us thus": say: "Nay Allah never commands what is ‘fahisha’ (shameful or indecent): do ye say of Allah what ye know not?"
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 151:
151 Say: "Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you from": join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents: kill not your children on a plea of want; We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not nigh to ‘fahisha’ (shameful or indecent deeds) whether open or secret; take not life which Allah hath made sacred except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you that ye may learn wisdom.
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4886 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik
That he heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) say: ‘The eye commits ‘zina’, and the palm of the hand, the foot, the body, the tongue and private part of the body confirm it or deny it.’
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.260 Narrated by Ibn Abbas
I have not seen a thing resembling 'lamam' (minor sins) than what Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (saws) who said "Allah has written for the children of Adan their share of adultery which he commits inevitably. The adultery of the eyes is the sight (to gaze at a forbidden thing), the adultery of the tongue is the talk, and the inner self wishes and desires and the private parts testify all this or deny it."
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verse 2:
2 The woman and the man guilty of ‘zina’ (fornication) flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case in a matter prescribed by Allah if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the believers witness their punishment.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.810 Narrated by Jabir
A man from the tribe of Aslam came to the Prophet (saws) and confessed that he had committed adultery (illegal sexual intercourse). The Prophet (saws) turned his face away from him till the man bore witness against himself four times. The Prophet (saws) said to him, "Are you mad?" He said "No." The Prophet (saws) asked, "Are you married?" He said, "Yes." Then the Prophet (saws) ordered that he be stoned to death, and he was stoned to death at the Musalla (public gathering place).
Your Question: The references from the Holy Quran in which Allaah Ta`la orders us to worship Him alone and importance of salath (namaz). And also authentic Hadeeth of Prophet Mohammed (Sallalaahu Alai Wassallam) stating the importance of salath (namaz).
Beloved brother, to worship Allah Subhanah Alone or the concept of ‘tawheed’ (Absolute Oneness and Worship of the Lord Creator Alone) and the refutation of ‘shirk’ or associating other ‘gods’ with Allah is the absolute central theme of the Glorious Quran! There is not a paragraph or a page in the Glorious Quran which does not touch this central subject….and no matter how many references we provide you here on this topic, it would never be enough!
Ref: (few) references from Quran to worship Allah Subhanah Alone.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verse 2-3:
So worship Allah Alone, making your religion His exclusively. Beware! Religion is the exclusive Right of Allah. As for those who have taken other ‘auliyas’ with Allah (and justify their this conduct by saying): “We serve them only that they may bring us closer to Allah.” Allah will surely judge between them concerning all that in which they differ. Allah does not show guidance to any liar and denier of the Truth.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 72-73:
We (Allah) offered this trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, but they all refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But man undertook to bear this trust. Indeed, he is unjust and ignorant! The inevitable result of bearing the burden of the trust is that Allah should punish the hypocrite men and women, and the mushrik (one who invokes others with Allah) men and women, and accept the repentance of the believing men and women. Allah is indeed Forgiving and Merciful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 46 Surah Ahqaf verses 4-6:
O Prophet, say to them, "Have you ever seen them with open eyes those whom you invoke instead of Allah? Show me what they have created in the earth? Or have they any share in the creation and control of the heavens? Bring me a Book revealed before this, or produce some remnant of knowledge in support of your beliefs if you are truthful." And who could be further astray than the one who invokes, instead of Allah, those who cannot answer him till the Day of Resurrection. Nay, they are even UNAWARE THAT THEY ARE BEING INVOKED. And when all mankind shall be gathered together (on the Day of Qiyamah), they (the so called leaders and intercessors) will become enemies of those who invoked them and they will DISOWN THEIR WORSHIP!!!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:
Whoever commits ‘shirk’ (invoking anything with
Allah), Allah shall forbid for him
Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:
If you commit ‘shirk’ all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 67:
These people (who commit shirk) have not recognized the true worth of Allah, as His worth should truly be recognized. (As for His Omnipotence) the entire earth on the Day of Resurrection shall be in His grasp and the heavens shall be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He and Exalted above the ‘shirk’ that these people commit.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 80:
He (the Prophet) will never enjoin you (the believers) to make the angels or the Prophets your ‘Rabbs’. Is it conceivable that a Prophet should enjoin you to adopt disbelief after you have surrendered to Allah?
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 41 Surah Fusselat verse 37:
Do not do ‘sajdah’ to the sun and the moon, but do ‘sajdah’ to that Allah, Who Created them, if you really are indeed His worshippers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 13 Surah Raad verse 15:
For it is Allah Alone before whom everything in the heavens and the earth do ‘sajdah’ willingly or un-willingly. Even the shadows of all things do ‘sajdah’ to Allah in the morning and evening!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 48-50:
And don’t they observe anything created by Allah: how it casts its shadow right and left, doing its ‘sajdah’ to Allah Alone? Thus do all things express their humility to Allah. All the animate creation in the heavens and the earth and all the angels do ‘sajdah’ in adoration to Allah Alone. They do not show any arrogance at all, and fear their Lord, Who is above them, and do whatever they are bidden by Allah.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 77:
O you who believe, do ‘rukoo’ and ‘sajdah’ to Allah Alone, worship Allah Alone, and do righteous deeds. It may be that you attain true success.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 18:
These people serve beside Allah those which can neither harm nor benefit them, and say, “These are our ‘shofa’a’ (intercessors) with Allah!” (O Mohammed), tell them, “Do you wish to inform Allah of that thing which He knows not in the heavens, or in the earth?” He is absolutely free from, and exalted above the shirk that they commit.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verse 43-44:
Have you ever considered the case of the one who has made his whims his god? Can you take the responsibility of guiding such a one aright? Do you think that most of them hear or understand? They are only like the cattle, nay, even worse than cattle!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraf verse 190-196:
They associate with Allah partners who do not
create anything, but are themselves
created! Who cannot help them nor have
the power to help themselves! If you invite
them to follow the
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 20-21:
All the other beings, whom the people invoke with Allah, create nothing! Nay, they are themselves created. They are DEAD, not living, and they do not at all know themselves when they shall again be raised to life!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 71-72:
They worship besides Allah those for whom Allah has sent down NO AUTHORITY! Nor they themselves have any knowledge about them. Such transgressors have no helper! And when our CLEAR REVELATIONS are recited to them, you perceive signs of disdain on the faces of the disbelievers, as though they were going to ASSUALT those who recite our Revelations to them!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 66-68:
On the Day their faces are rolled about on the Fire, they will say, “Would that we had obeyed Allah and His Messenger!” And they will say, “O our Lord, we obeyed our CHIEFS and our GREAT MEN, and they led us astray from the Right Path. O our Lord, give them a double chastisment and curse them severely”.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 94:
(And Allah will say), “So, you have come before Us all alone, as We created you at first. Now, you have left behind all that We gave you in the world. Now We do not see with you those ‘shufa’a’(intercessors), who, you believed, had a share in moulding your destinies! All the relations between you and them have been cut off, and all those, in whom you trusted, have left you in the lurch.”
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 16 Surah Nahl verse 98-100:
Then, when you begin to recite the Quran, seek Allah’s refuge against the accursed Shaitaan, for he has no power over those who believe and put their trust in Allah. Shaitaan has power (to inspire) only over those people, who make him their patron, and practice ‘shirk’ by his temptation.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 28-30:
On the Day when We will muster them together, We shall say to those who committed ‘shirk’, “Stay where you are, you and those whom you set up as partners with Us.” Then We shall remove the state of strangeness from among them, and the partners they had set up will say, “You did not worship us! Allah suffices as a witness between you and us, and (even if you worshipped us), we were utterly unaware of your worship!” At that time everyone will taste of what he did. All shall be brought back to Allah, their real Lord, and all the lies they had invented will vanish from them!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 19 Surah Maryam verses 81-82:
These people have set up other gods with Allah, so that they may become their supporters! There will be no supporters! They will not only disown your worship, but also become their opponents.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter16 Surah Nahl verses 86-87:
When the people who had committed shirk in this world will see those whom they had made associates with Allah, they will say, “Our Lord, here are those associate-deities whom we used to invoke besides You.” At this their deities will retort, “You are liars!” At that time, all of them will proffer submission before Allah, and all that they used to forge in this world shall vanish from them.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqan verses 17-19:
And on that Day, (Your Lord) will gather all these people together as well as those whom they used to invoke besides Allah and ask them, “Did you mislead these servants of Mine, or did they themselves go astray?” Those associate-deities will answer, “Glory be to You! We dared not take any ‘auliya’ besides You. You did give them and their forefathers all the good things of life till they forgot the Admonition, and incurred the punishment.” Thus will your deities deny all that you are professing today! Then you shall neither be able to repel your punishment, nor shall you be able to get any help from anywhere. And whoever is guilty of iniquity among you, We shall make him taste a severe torment!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 19:
Ask them, “Whose testimony is most reliable?”. Say (O Prophet), “Allah is a witness between me and you, and this Quran has been revealed to me so that I should thereby warn you and all whom it may reach. What! Will you really testify that there are other deities besides Allah?” Say, “As for me, I will never testify such a thing.” Say, “Indeed, He Alone is the Deity, and I feel disgusted with the ‘shirk’ you practise.”
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 31:
They have made their scholars and their monks as their Rabbs besides Allah!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verse 66:
Note it well that all the dwellers of the heavens and the earth belong to Allah. And those who invoke partners besides Allah, follow nothing but surmises and merely indulge in guess-works!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 12 Surah Yusuf verses 39-40:
(Yusuf said), “O my fellow prisoners, say,
which is better: various lords or
the One Omnipotent Allah? The lords
whom you worship other than Allah are nothing more than mere names that you and
your forefathers have invented; for
Allah has sent down absolutely no authority for them. Sovereignty belongs to none but Allah. He has commanded that you shall not worship
anyone but Him. This is the Right and
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 18 Surah Kahf verse 102:
What? Do these people, who have disbelieved, presume that they would make My servants their ‘auliyaas’ besides Me? We have prepared Hell for the hospitality of such people.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 62:
This is so because it is Allah Alone Who is the Truth, and all others whom they invoke besides Him, are falsehoods. Allah is He Who is The Supreme and The Exalted.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rum verses 33-35:
When a affliction befalls the people, they invoke their Lord, turning penitently towards Him. Then, when He makes them taste of His Mercy, some of them start committing shirk, so that they may show ingratitude for Our Favors. Well, enjoy yourselves, for soon you shall know! Have We sent down to them an authority, which may testify to the truth of the Shirk they are committing.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 30 Surah Rum verse 40:
Allah it is Who created you; then provided for you; then He causes your death; then He will bring you back to life. Is there among the associates you have set up (with Allah) anyone, who can do any of these things? Glorified is He and Far Exalted above the shirk these people commit.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35Surah Fatir verses 13-14:
He merges night into day, and day into night, and he has subjected the Sun and the Moon (to His Law); each one runs its course for an appointed term. Such is Allah, your Lord! To Him belongs all Dominion. Those whom you invoke besides Him, do not own even a blade of grass! If you call them, they cannot hear your prayers! And if they hear, they cannot answer you! And on the Day of Resurrection, they will disown your ‘shirk’. None can inform you of the Truth, like the One Who is acquainted with all things.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verses 40:
Say, “Have you ever seen those associates of yours whom you invoke besides Allah? Tell me: What have they created in the earth, or what is their share in the heavens? Have We given them a Book, from which they derive a clear sanction (for their shirk)”. Nay! These wicked people are only beguiling one another with nothing, but delusion.
Ref: reference for the significance of prayers from Quran and Sunnah
Beloved brother, one cannot over-emphasize the importance of significance of ‘salaah’ or prayer in Islam…..such is its importance that the Messenger of Allah (saws) named ‘salaah’ as one of the five pillars upon which Islam is based upon!
Again brother, it would be nigh impossible for us to relate every single reference made for ‘salaah’ in the Quran and the Sunnah….What we can do for you here (again) is provide only a few quotations for your reference.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 45-46:
45 Nay! Seek (Allah's) help with patient perseverance and Prayer: it is indeed hard, except to those who bring a lowly spirit.
46 Who bear in mind the certainty that they are to meet their Lord and that they are to return to Him.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 20 Surah Taha verse 14:
14 "Verily I am Allah: there is no god but I: so worship thou Me (only) and establish regular prayer for My Remembrance.”
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 29 Surah Ankabut verse 45:
45 Recite what is sent of the Book by inspiration to thee and establish Regular Prayer: for Prayer restrains from shameful and unjust deeds; and Remembrance of Allah is the Greatest (thing in life) without doubt. And Allah knows the (deeds) that ye do.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 103:
Indeed, the salaat is a prescribed duty that should be performed at the appointed times by the believers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 74 Surah Muddhathir verses 40-43:
40 (The Righteous will be) in Gardens (of Delight); they will question each other
41 And (ask) of the Sinners:
42 "What led you into Hell-Fire?"
43 They (the dwellers of Hell Fire) will say: "We were not of those who offered the ‘salaah’;"
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verses 78-79:
78 Establish regular prayers at the sun's decline till the darkness of the night and the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony.
79 And pray in the small watches of the morning: (it would be) an additional prayer (or spiritual profit) for thee: soon will thy Lord raise thee to a station of Praise and Glory!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 238:
238 Guard strictly your (habit of) prayers especially the middle prayer and stand before Allah in a devout (frame of mind).
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verse 29:
29 Say: "My Lord hath commanded justice; and that ye set your whole selves (to him) at every time and place of prayer and call upon him making your devotion sincere as in his sight: such as he created you in the beginning so shall ye return."
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 177:
177 It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces toward East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day and the Angels and the Book and the Messengers; to spend of your substance out of love for Him for your kin for orphans for the needy for the wayfarer for those who ask and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which ye have made; and to be firm and patient in pain (or suffering) and adversity and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth the Allah-fearing.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verse 78:
78 And strive in His cause as ye ought to strive (with sincerity and under discipline): He has chosen you and has imposed no difficulties on you in religion; it is the cult of your father Abraham. It is He Who has named you Muslims both before and in this (Revelation); that the Apostle may be a witness for you and ye be witnesses for mankind! So establish regular Prayer give regular Charity and hold fast to Allah! He is your Protector the Best to protect and the Best to help!
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 18:
18 Nor can a bearer of burdens bear another's burden. If one heavily laden should call another to (bear) his load not the least portion of it can be carried (by the other) even though he be nearly related. Thou canst but admonish such as fear their Lord unseen and establish regular Prayer and whoever purifies himself does so for the benefit of his own soul; and the destination (of all) is to Allah.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 22 Surah Hajj verses 34-35:
34 To every people did We appoint rites (of sacrifice) that they might celebrate the name of Allah over the sustenance He gave them from animals (fit for food) but your Allah is one Allah: submit then your wills to Him (in Islam) and give thou the Good News to those who humble themselves
35 To those whose hearts when Allah is mentioned are filled with fear who show patient perseverance over their afflictions keep up regular prayer and spend (in charity) out of what we have bestowed upon them.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah Noor verses 36-38:
36 (Lit is such a light) in houses which Allah hath permitted to be raised to honor; for the celebration in them of His name: in them is He glorified in the mornings and in the evenings (again and again)
37 By men whom neither traffic nor merchandise can divert from the Remembrance of Allah nor from regular Prayer nor from the practice of regular Charity: their (only) fear is for the Day when hearts and eyes will be transformed (in a world wholly new)
38 That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds and add even more for them out of His Grace: for Allah doth provide for those whom He will without measure.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Baqarah verse 186:
186 When my servants ask thee concerning Me I am indeed close (to them); I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calleth on Me; let them also with a will listen to My call and believe in Me; that they may walk in the right way.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 111-112:
111 Allah hath purchased of the believers their persons and their good;
for theirs (in return) is the garden (of
112 Those that turn (to Allah) in repentance: that serve Him and praise Him; that wander in devotion to the Cause of Allah; that bow down and prostrate themselves in prayer; that enjoin good and forbid evil; and observe the limits set by Allah; (these do rejoice). So proclaim the glad tidings to the Believers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqmaan verses 2-5:
2 These are Verses of the Wise Book,
3 A Guide and a Mercy to the Doers of Good,
4 Those who establish regular Prayer and give regular Charity and have (in their hearts) the assurance of the Hereafter.
5 These are on (true) guidance from their Lord; and these are the ones who will prosper.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verses 29-30:
29 Those who rehearse the Book of Allah establish regular Prayer and spend (in Charity) out of what We have provided for them secretly and openly hope for a Commerce that will never fail:
30 For He will pay them their meed nay He will give them (even) more out of His Bounty; for He is Oft-Forgiving Most Ready to appreciate (service).
Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 863 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
He heard that the Prophet of Allah (saws) said: ‘The first thing about which the people will be called to account out of their actions on the Day of Judgment is Prayer. Our Lord, the Exalted, will say to the Angels - though He knows better: “Look into the prayer of My servant and see whether he has offered it perfectly or imperfectly.” If it is perfect, that will be recorded as perfect. If it is defective, He will say: “See if there are some optional (Sunnah or Nafl) prayers offered by My servant.” If there are optional prayer to his credit, He will say: “Compensate the obligatory prayer by the optional prayer for My servant.” Then all the actions will be considered similarly.’
Jabir reports that the Prophet (saws) said, "Between a person and disbelief is the discarding of prayer."
Related by Ahmad, Muslim, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah.
Buraidah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "The pact between us and them is prayer. Whoever abandons it is a disbeliever."
Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawud, at-Tirmidhi, anNasa'i and Ibn Majah.
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, we sincerely seek your understanding and your forgiveness, and above all the forgiveness of our Lord Most High ….. for without an iota of a doubt, short of quoting almost the whole Quran and the whole Sunnah, we could never do justice to the topics you enquired us about…especially regarding the theme of the worship of Allah Subhanah Alone and of establishing prayers!
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,