Here is the last part of this interesting talk which was delivered by Sheikh Mufti Menk about the second pillar in Islam, that is of prayer. He summarizes some important points about prayer as follows:
First, prayer releases stress and worry.
Second, prayer is a cause of mercy. Almighty Allah says in the Qur’an after speaking about prayer:
And establish prayer and give zakah and obey the Messenger – that you may receive mercy. (An-Nur 24:26)
Third, prayer is one of the foremost elements of success in the world and the Hereafter in confirmation with what is mentioned in the beginning of Surat Al-Mu’minun:
Certainly will the believers have succeeded. They who are during their prayer humbly submissive. (Al-Mu’minun 23:1-2)
The Almighty Allah has warned Muslims to be occupied with their wealth or children and distant themselves from the prayer.
Fourth, Allah threatens those who abandon their prayer with the great punishment. Almighty Allah says:
But there came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so they are going to meet evil. (Maryam 19:59)
Enjoy watching this talk with Sheikh Mufti Menk.
Source: Mufti Menk Channel on Youtube.