Reflections Reading: The Enduring Power of Prayer via @TheIsmaili (Canada)

“Prayer is a daily necessity, a direct communication of the spark with the  
universal flame” [1]
Imam Sultan Mahomed Shah, Memoirs of Aga Khan 

Across all religious traditions and cultures, prayer is a universal expression of worship and piety. It is a most elementary manifestation of religious life. In a hadith, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him and his family) states: “Each and everything has a face (or purpose), and the face of religion is prayer.” [2]

Reflections reading

Therefore, remember me” proclaims Allah in the Qur’an-e-Sharif, “(and) I will remember you” (2:152). Prayer is, thus, a most basic expression of an affirmation (faith) and acknowledgment of the existence of a higher power to which one is intimately connected or bonded, and overwhelmingly dependent.

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