A Peaceful Prayer Obligations of a Muslim

The importance of prayer in Islam cannot be understated. It is the first pillar of Islam that the Prophet (peace be upon him) mentioned after the testimony of faith, by which one becomes a Muslim.

Muslims are required to pray five times a day.

It was made obligatory upon all the prophets and for all people. Allah has declared its obligatory status under majestic circumstances. For example, when Allah spoke directly to Prophet Moussa (Moses),

He said,
"And I have chosen you, so listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allah! There is none worthy of worship but I, so worship Me and offer prayer perfectly for My remembrance." [Taha 13-14]

Similarly, the prayers were made obligatory upon Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) during his ascension to heaven. Furthermore, when Allah praises the believers, such as in the beginning of surah al-Muminoon, one of the first descriptions He states is their adherence to the prayers.

The importance of prayers lies in the fact that no matter what actions one performs in his life, the most important aspect is one’s relationship to Allah, that is, one’s faith (imaan), God-consciousness (taqwa), sincerity (ikhlas) and worship of Allah (`ibaadah).

This relationship with Allah is both demonstrated and put into practice, as well as improved and increased, by the prayer. Therefore, if the prayers are sound and proper, the rest of the deeds will be sound and safe; and if the prayers are not sound and proper, then this will affect the rest of the deeds.

Muslims, individually or as a group, are obligated to perform their prayers wherever they may be. Allah has made it easy for his worshippers. However, it’s extremely important that Muslims wear proper prayer clothes while performing their daily prayers.

Following are a few items that could make your daily salat (prayer), a peaceful one.


Wherever you may be, a muslim has to perform his prayers in a prostrate position. They kneel and recall the revelation of the Quran and strengthen a sense of belonging to islamic belief and submission to Allah.

For a comfortable prayer, a prayer mat is essential. There is a huge variety of prayer mats available in the marketplace, as they are gaining popularity these days.

Not only are they comfortable, but they are a nice piece to make you feel just that bit happier when praying. This is just one of the many styles of prayer mats:



Amongst the many prayer clothes that a muslim man needs specifically, a sarong or sarung should definitely be one of them. It is essentially a long tube of fabric, often wrapped around the waist. It is mostly worn in the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian Peninsula, Southeast Asia, East Africa and on many Pacific islands. Sarung often has woven checkered or plaid patterns or are coloured brightly with batik or ikat dyeing. Many modern sarungs come with printed designs, often representing plants. Different types of sarungs are worn in different places in the world. The izaar in the Arabian Peninsula is the most notable form.

You can check out this trendy sarung collection and grab one for yourself:



Bakhoor, a great, calming fragrance perfect for a peaceful prayer. These scented bricks or chips are burned in incense burners or charcoal to spread a pleasant smell throughout the place. The fragrance is that of rich, thick smoke. Bakhoor is seen to provide mental clarity, open the third eye and all of the upper body chakras while relaxing the entire spiritual system. Oud Bakhoor is medically considered a tonic, an aphrodisiac and a diuretic. It is believed to alleviate epilepsy. To find one, head on over to the link and try this peaceful fragrance for yourself:

You can check out this trendy sarung collection and grab one for yourself:



Prayer clothes are what makes your prayer an easy, tranquil one. For females, there are a number of styles you could wear. An abaya is a traditional piece of clothing that is loose and covers the body. In South Asian countries, they are referred to as burqas. To find a lightweight, opaque abaya, follow the link:


Of course, a hijab is necessary. But what if you had an abaya and hijab connected? Wouldn’t that make life much easier? The 1pc prayer clothes are the easiest for a hot summer day or a lazy day.

You just throw it on, no need to wear anything other than the piece. It covers the whole body and head with just one layer. Don’t believe me? Have a look for yourself:


Jelbabs work too, they’re long, often up to the knee (you could find XL ankle length ones as well) and they’re simple to wear. However, loose pants or matching jelbab skirts are ideal to pair with the jelbab. Find them here:


Finally, the most common type of prayer wear is the 2pc ladies prayer clothes. It screams elegance and comfort, all while giving you a peaceful submission to your Lord. The material is incredibly soft, perfectly silky on the skin and fitting all the requirements for salat. We’ve got matching sets for your little girls as well. There’s not much we can say, you just have to look for yourself:



The miswak is a teeth-cleaning twig made from the Salvadora persica tree and is being used for more than 7000 years now. The miswak is known to have antibacterial properties that prevent the formation and control activity of dental plaque. So, they are often used as a natural toothbrush for teeth cleaning by muslims around the globe. Such natural sticks are harmless, extremely effective, less expensive and commonly available. Miswak features visibly in islamic hygienic jurisprudence, meaning every muslim should use it before their daily prayer. Here’s a collection of miswaks you can check out:



Lastly, every muslim would need a tasbeeh as part of their dhikr. It is a form of dhikr that requires muslims to say the repetitive short sentences in the worship and glorification of Allah by saying Subanallah, Alhamdulillah and Allahu Akbar. You keep track of your counting either by the phalanges of the right hand or by using a misbaha.

You could use your hand, but tasbeehs give that feel good vibe and are motivating to use when they look that good. Look for yourself on our instagram page:


Salat is a type of purification for a muslim. He turns and meets with his Lord five times a day. As alluded to above, this repeated standing in front of Allah should keep the person away from performing sins.

Furthermore, it should also be a time of remorse and repentance, such that he earnestly asks Allah for forgiveness for those sins that he committed. The prayer in itself is a good deed that wipes away the evil deeds that he performed. As a muslim, a perfect prayer should bring all peace to the soul.

Bring yourself peace, just pray.