As many of us may know, prayer has many different benefits. One of them is physical benefits. And as a Muslim, you may also know that prostration is the best part of prayer.
It is not surprising, therefore, that the word sijdah is reduced to 3 times in the Holy Quran. Think about how we prostrate. Under normal circumstances, blood flows to our brain when we stand or sit, but not enough for a healthy brain. But when we go to bed, more blood is circulated in the brain / brain than usual, which is very important for a healthy brain. And when we prostrate, there is excess blood circulation on the skin of our face, like the brain, which helps us to prevent a type of dermatitis and many other diseases called chilblain.
Moreover, Sajda also protects us from sinusitis. Because those who prostrate regularly, that is, they are less likely to get sinusitis.
There are also other benefits of sijdar For example, those who bow down regularly are also less likely to have bronchitis. When a person exhales naturally, only two-thirds of the polluted air in our lungs is released and the remaining one-third remains inside. But when one is prostrated, its abdominal viscera exerts pressure on the diaphragm, thus the diaphragm exerts pressure on the lower lobes of the lungs. As a result, when one breathes down on prostration, a third of the polluted air inside the lungs is released, which is very important for a healthy lung. This reduces the chances of many diseases of our lungs.
If one performs regular prostration, the chances of becoming hemorrhoid or piles and hernia are greatly reduced due to various postures and movements of the body during prostration.
Again, when we rise from the prostration, the entire body weight falls on our feet and we have a strain on our leg and leg muscles. Then those muscles become active which increases blood circulation to our nerves, which is very important for our body. Also, when sitting prostrate and standing up in prayer, we make different gestures that move our spine and different types, which protects us from various types of spinal diseases.
There are thousands of benefits to prayer that cannot be said. But we Muslims pray only to thank and praise God. So for our Muslims, the benefits mentioned above are a kind of side dishes. You can say dessert, which is consumed only slightly after the main meal. To explain the importance of prayer to a non-Muslim, you can talk about the above benefits; It may attract him to prayer, but for our Muslims, the main purpose of the meal is to thank Allah and obey Allah and His Messenger. And that’s why we pray.
Why do we pray five times daily?
Prayer is a kind of training or programming for good. And the key to training is to do one task over and over or over and over again. So we also have to pray at least five times daily. For example, it can be said that we have to eat at least three times daily to keep our body healthy. Similarly, we need to pray five times daily to keep Ata healthy. Also, because of the prevalence of sin in the society, we are likely to deviate from the path of Sirat-ul-Mustakim, if we do not regularly train through the repetition of prayers. Therefore, it is obligatory for every Muslim to pray at least five times daily.
Does prayer mean that prayer does not reduce our productivity ?!
If you have a sense of management, you may know that a person cannot work continuously after hours. If a person comes to the office at 9am and continues to work continuously till 6pm, his work may be reduced rather than increased productivity. And therefore, there is a short break in the face of office work, so that we can reinforce ourselves. In the same way, prayers also play a vital role in enhancing the productivity of our work. It refreshes our body and mind. Prayer is a form of entertainment for a Muslim. Now, if someone says that taking a lunch break for 5 minutes at work is a waste of time, and productivity will be reduced, it would be unreasonable. In the same way, if a person receives prayer at work regularly, he may have to stop work for a while, but when he prays, he will return to work with a strong mind. Then his total productivity will increase. Therefore, a rational and modern man should recognize that necessary breaks should be made in the office at the expense of work so that the workers can heal themselves, and for a Muslim, prayer is the best means of refreshing and strengthening oneself.