Praying : ALLAH like his bondsmen to pray to Him. if a man, however munificent he may be, is again and again asked for anything, he sooner or later loses his patience and becomes angry. but ALLAH, on the contrary, is, pleased the more his bondsmen ask him. hadith tells as that ALLAH is displeased with one who does not ask him for anything in prayer. it is not only a means of realizing one’s purposes but is, in itself, an act or worship. In other words praying even for one’s personal ends and worldly needs is counted among acts of worship and earns merit. the more one prays the closer one gets to ALLAH. It is not necessary to pray only in times o need or of distrees; rather, praying in times of pleasure and plenty is also necessary. A hadith tells us that one who desires his prayers in the times of sorrow and disress to be answered, should pray in times of happiness and plenty.(Tirmidhi cited in jami al usul) ALLAH has promise in Quran “pray to me and i shall fulfill it”. This Divine promise can never be wrong so one must pray with Belief and trust in its fulfillment. But fulfillment can take different forms; sometimes one gets what he prays for, but sometimes the desired object is not regarded by ALLAH as beneficial or useful to his bondsman and so he is granted something better in his life or hereafter. Thus every act of praying has three advantages: 1. Divine grant of prayers fulfils our desires; 2. Ecery prayer earns meri; and
3. Repeated acts of praying brin one ever closer to ALLAH
Although the correct method of praying is to face the Qiblah and raise one’s hands and pray with tongue, but one can also pray without these preliminaries too. Thus ALLAH has made the act of praying so easy that one can also pray almost anywhere and any time; one can pray while engaged in any activity and if one cannot intone the prayer as e.g. in lavatory, one can think his prayer. Also it is not necessary to pray for big or important things; one should pray to ALLAH asking him to fulfil All one’s wnats, big or small; hadith tells us to pray even when one break his bootlace (tirmidhi) Consequently one should develop the habit of asking ALLAH to fulfill even the smallest need, to seek Divine amelioration of the most ordinary trouble. just a child calls his other for everything big or small, one should call and go on calling ALLAH.No matter what work one may be engaged in, one should always ask ALLAH for something or the other. cultivate his habit and see how quickly you rise.