One Who Performs Namâz Always Does What Is Good

To perform namâz is to realize one's inferiority before Allâhu ta'âlâ, thinking of His greatness. A person who realizes this always does what is good. He can never do evil. The namâz which is performed by a person who follows his nafs is fruitless, even if it may be accepted. The heart of a person who intends that he is in the Audience of his Rabb five times each day gets filled with ikhlâs. Every action that one has been commanded to do in namâz provides uses for one's heart and body. Performing namâz in jamâ'at in mosques attaches Muslims' hearts to one another. It provides love between them. Thus they realize that they are brethren. The elder become merciful towards the younger. And the younger become respectful towards the elder. The rich become helpers for the poor and the powerful for the weak. The healthy, not seeing the sick in the mosque, visit them in their homes. They race with one another for attaining the glad tidings in the hadith, 'Allâhu ta'âlâ is the helper of a person who runs to the aid of his brother in Islam'."