SHAFAQNA – Salaat is the sign of belief against disbelief and the pillar of the religion. That is why the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) always performed Salaat on time and considered performing Salaat as his top priority as emphasized in Ayah 130 of Surah Ta Ha. The pious believers consider Salaat as the best way of connecting to Allah (SWT) and giving thanks for Divine blessings. It is narrated from Imam Ali (AS) who said: The Prophet of Allah (SWT) never considered anything else to be more important than Salaat. Whenever it was time for Salaat, the Prophet (PBUH) used to leave everything (and performed Salaat) 
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