الآية رقم (45) - وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ وَإِنَّهَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلاَّ عَلَى الْخَاشِعِينَ

(45) - “And seek help with patience and prayer, for surely it is heavy except on those with deep fear (of Allah and submit totally to Him)”

In the 2 verses before this, Allah U says, ﴾وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ﴿ “and establish the prayer” and that the Holy Qur’an, whenever it speaks about the prayer it speaks about establishing it (iqamah) and does not speak about just doing it (adaa’). This is a very important instruction, as some people will say, “I have prayed with my heart!” so we say to him, “Pray! What you have done is not establishing the prayer, as establishing the prayer involves conditions, pillars, compulsory acts that are known, such as cleansing, covering a person’s ‘aurah’ that is specific parts of body, facing the Qiblah and bowing and prostrating… and this is the meaning of establishing the prayer”

And Allah U says, ﴾وَأَقِيمُوا الصَّلَاةَ﴿ “and establish the prayer”