Praising and glorifying Allah at specified times


Praising and glorifying Allah is an important part of a believer’s life, saying that Allah is the only One Who is worthy of glory and confirming that He is exalted above any imperfection or fault. This is done both by the tongue and heart. Allah states in the Qur’an that praising and exalting Him are acts of worship performed by all Creation:

The seven heavens and the earth and everyone in them glorify Him. There is nothing which does not glorify Him with praise, but you do not understand their glorification. He is All-Forbearing, Ever-Forgiving. (Surat al-Isra’; 44)

The thunder glorifies His praise, as do the angels, out of fear of Him… (Surat ar-Ra‘d; 13)

During regular prayers (salah) five times a day, praising and glorifying Allah at certain times are obligatory acts. A believer does not arrange Allah’s commandments in order of importance according to his own understanding. He does not consider praying to be more important than glorifying Allah, or fasting more important than giving alms. He obeys all of Allah’s commands to the letter.

In the Qur’an, Allah reveals that He created man only to worship Him, and it is one of the most important duties of a Muslim to glorify Allah in the way He instructs. Glorifying Allah and praising Him at the same time during morning and afternoon prayers are particularly emphasized in the verses.

2011-10-05 14:47:16

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