Salah is the daily prayer enjoined upon all Muslims as one of the five Pillars of Islam. It is performed five times a day by all Muslims. Muslims pray or, perhaps more correctly, worship five times throughout the day:
The prayers consist of recitations from the Quran in Arabic and a sequence of movements: standing, bowing, prostrating, and sitting.
All recitations and movements express submission, humility, and homage to Allah. The various postures Muslims assume during their prayers capture the spirit of submission; the words remind them of their commitments to Allah. In the course of the day, Muslims dissociate themselves form their worldly engagements for a few moments and stand before Allah.
“Guard strictly five obligatory prayers especially the middle prayer. And stand before God with obedience.” (Quran 2:238)
Allah, the Exalted, says in the Quran: “…glorify the praises of your Lord, before the rising of the sun and before (its) setting. And during a part of the night (also) glorify His praises …” (Quran 50:39-40) “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours”. (Quran 4:103)
The Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) said, “Allah has obligated five prayers. Whoever excellently performs their ablutions, prays them in their proper times, completes their bows, prostrations and khushu, has a promise from God that He will forgive him. And whoever does not do that has no promise from God. He may either forgive him or punish him”