Rules of Namaz
Namaz is the
best among all acts of worship. If it is accepted by the Almighty Allah,
other acts of worship are also accepted. And, if prayers are not accepted,
other acts are also not accepted. Offering of prayers five times during
day and night makes our body clean of al filth and dirt. It is befitting
that one should offer prayers punctually. A person who considers prayers
to be something ordinary and unimportant is just like one who does not
offer prayers at all. The Holy Prophet has said that a person who does not
attach any importance to prayers and considers it to be something
insignificant deserves chastisement in the hereafter.
Once, while the Holy Prophet was present in
the mosque, a man entered and began offering prayers but did not perform
the Ruku’ and Sajdah properly. The Holy Prophet said: “If this man
dies and his prayers continue to be this way, he will not depart on my
Furthermore, one who performs prayers should be repentant and should refrain from all sins and especially those which are an impediment in the way of acceptance of one’s prayers, e.g. jealousy, pride, backbiting, eating Haraam things, drinking intoxicating beverages, non-payment of Khums and Zakat. In fact, he should refrain from all sins. Similarly, he should avoid acts, which diminish the reward for prayers like praying when one is drowsy or restless because of an urge to urinate, and while offering prayers he should not look up towards the sky. On the other hand, one should perform such acts which increase the reward like wearing an Aqiq, wearing clean clothes, combing the hair, brushing the teeth and using perfume.