18 Benefits of (Salah) Prayer [Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah]

Posted on October 26, 2014

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Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyyah [d.751] (Rahimahullah) stated:

– 1 – Prayer is something that causes one to receive sustenance.

– 2 – It is something that safeguards one’s physical health.

– 3 – It keeps away harmful things.

– 4 – It casts away illnesses.

– 5 – It strengthens the heart.

– 6 – It brightens one’s countenance.

– 7 – It delights the soul.

– 8 – It gets rid of laziness.

– 9 – It makes the limbs active.

– 10 – It increases one’s physical strength.

– 11 – It expands the chest (making one at ease and giving him insight).

– 12 – It is nourishment for the soul.

– 13 – It illuminates the heart.

– 14 – It safeguards one’s blessings.

– 15 – It repels catastrophes.

– 16 – It brings on blessings.

– 17 – It keeps away the Shaytaan (the Devil).

– 18 – It draws one close to Ar-Rahmaan

Source: Zaad al-Ma’aad (4/304-305)

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