The second Pillar of Islam, salat, is the ritual of praying five times a day.

There are two focuses one can have in prayer. The first, salat, consists of praising Allah. The second, known as du’a, or “calling on Allah,” means asking Allah for something.


What is the difference between praising Allah and asking Allah for help?

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  1. Danielle's Blog says:

    Salat vs. Du’a…

    “Allah”, the Islamic God, can be prayed to, or asked a favour of. “Salat” consists of praying to Allah. Praising Allah means to pray to your God, thank him, love him, pray to him for what he’s helped you with. D…

  2. Organized Chaos says:

    All Connected…

    For some people, they only praise or acknowledge God in times of need or desperation. For these people there is a difference between praise and asking for help. But in the Islam religion there are very few differences. Praising Allah means respecting h…

  3. Farkashingston's Blogger says:

    The Second Pillar of Islam: Prayer…

    Praying Allah and asking Allah for help are completely different prayers. When you pray God, you thank him for all he has provided and the benefits that you have. When you ask him for help, you call on him to give to you or help others who you think …

  4. Christy's Blog says:

    Prayer…

    In Islam there are two different ways of praying. Salat is a prayer of praise. Du’a is prayer of asking for help. I think in Christianity the prayer of asking for help is more common. Many of us only use prayer to ask for something. We are d…

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