Pillar of Islam : Prayer

Derived from

dāl ʿayn wāw

ud’ʿu (verb) = pray
duʿāu (masculine noun) = (is) the supplication, humble prayer
daʿwatu (feminine noun) = (is) supplication, humble prayer
l-duʿāi (masculine noun) = (of) the prayer

Derived from

ṣād lām wāw

l-ṣalata, l-ṣalati (feminine noun) = (the) prayer

Surah Ar-Rad 13:14
To Him (Allah SWT) is the supplication of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error.

Derived from

ḥā qāf qāf

l-ḥaqa, l-ḥaqi, l-ḥaqu (masculine noun) = the truth

da’watu alhaqqi = the supplication of truth

Times of prayer as described in the Noble Qur’an :

Surah Al Isra 17:78-79
Establish prayer at the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is ever witnessed.
And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.

Surah Taha 20:130
So be patient over what they say and exalt [ Allah ] with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun and before its setting; and during periods of the night [exalt Him] and at the ends of the day, that you may be satisfied.


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