Praying on Time

The best deed is to performing the prayer on time

Recent scientists are advising us to perform the prayers on its time and not to delay it, prophet Mohamed peace be upon him said so …

Scientists say that evidence exists for the healing power of prayer and according to Dr. Barbara Joseph in her book (My Healing From

Breast Cancer) she says “If we allow ourselves the belief in the power of prayer and pray for our highest good in the way that comes

most naturally to us and with the utmost compassion for ourselves, we can support our healing.”

Recent clinical studies have demonstrated that people who pray are less likely to get sick, better able to cope mentally and emotionally

with their illness and more likely to recover from surgery and illness.Also, evidence exists for the power of prayer to maintain and

improve the function of the immune system. Chemical connections have been identified between molecules produced by the central

nervous system and cells of the immune system. Astrocytes, a type of cell in the brain, can produce interleukin-1 (IL-1), a cytokine that

affects immune reactions. Furthermore, lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, contain receptors for many chemicals synthesized by

the central nervous system.

The researchers say patients are becoming very interested in therapies that coincide with mainstream medicine, such as prayer

The studies also confirm that prayer may have a positive placebo effect in nourishing the function of the immune system and some

clinical trials of the effects of chemotherapeutic drugs on cancers and determination of side effects show that placebo effects occur in

the control groups of patients (i.e, those receiving no active drug).

On the other hand a new study released in the American Heart Journal says prayer helps the heart when combined with mainstream

medical procedures. In that study, DukeUniversityResearchers studied 150 heart disease patients who were scheduled to undergo an

invasive cardiac procedure in which a device known as a “stent” is placed into a clogged artery to hold it open. The patients were

divided into categories. Some received therapies such as guided imagery, stress relaxation and healing touch, while others had

unknown people pray for them without the patient knowing.Twenty-five to thirty percent of those who received these therapies any of

the additional therapies in combination with the cardiac procedure were found to be at a lower risk of developing adverse effects, such

as heart failure and even death. And participants who received prayers fared better.

Dr. Mitch Krucoff, lead author of the study and a cardiologist at Duke University Medical Center, says it’s hard to explain how exactly

prayer helps the heart.

Another study was held by William Harris, Director of Lipid and Metabolic Research with the Mid America Heart Institute of Saint

Luke’s-Shawnee Mission Health System in Kansas City, in 1999, with similar results. He says “The simplest answer is there’s a God in

the world and he listens to prayers”

Islam and the prayer

Allah Almighty urges Muslims to perform the prayers on time as He Almighty says: (perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). Verily, the

prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours.) {Sûrat An-Nisâ- The Women- verse 103} ,Also He Almighty ask Muslims to perform

supplicationsat anytime and anywhere as He Almighty says: (And your Lord said: “Invoke Me, and ask Me for anything I will respond

to your (invocation). Verily! Those who scorn My worship [i.e. do not invoke Me, and do not believe in My Oneness, (Islamic

Monotheism)] they will surely enter Hell in humiliation!”){ SûratGhâfir – The Forgiving -verse60}

One of the companions of prophet Mohamed peace be upon him askedhim about the best deeds that man can do then he answered

“performing the prayers on time”{hadith Sahih by abiDawood}

Glory to Allah, in these days we can find non-Muslim scientists who believe that there is a God who listen to people but some other

people (Atheists and disbelievers) claim that the creator of this universe is the nature!!!!!!

Thanks Allah for the blessing of Islam

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By: Abduldaem Al-Kaheel
Website: www.kaheel7.com/eng

References:
http://www.healthsearches.org/Categories_of_Q&A/Integrative_&_Alternative_Medicine/1335_2.php
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=117143

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