In Surah Ta Ha (20:132), Allah, Al-Matin (The Firm, The Steadfast, The Determined, The Ever-Constant), instructs us to enjoin salat (prayer) on our families and to is’tabir (be steadfast) on it. This steadfastness is from the same root as sabr (patience), which denotes endurance, constancy, fortitude, dutifulness, unwaveringness, steadiness, resolve, determination and loyalty. The word mur (enjoin) is a form of the verb amara from the same root as amr (command, decree), which means ordering, instructing, establishing, mandating, prescribing, enacting. Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala does not need our salat. Our worship does not increase our Sustainer in anything. We are being advised that since Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala created us to worship Him, salat is an action most pleasing to our Creator and Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala will reward those who worship Him, inshallah (Allah Willing). We must also encourage others, especially the members of our household, to pray to The Most High and thank Him. Salat offers us a sanctuary, serenity of the mind and heart, blessings, hope, unity, courage, strengthening of our spirit and closeness to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala. It increases our piety and helps to develop ourselves into faithful, pious, truthful and justice-seeking human beings.
Writing in Pumpkin; Design in Black, Pale Pumpkin, Pumpkin and Topaz; Border in Black and Pale Pumpkin
5.1” X 4.8”