Prayer Keeps Man Away from Evil
Prayer is prescribed for believers five times a day, as specified in
the Qur'an. God promised to reward those who strictly guard their prayers
and who are constant in their prayers. Another reward that those who establish
prayer will receive is revealed in the Qur'an as follows:
Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer.
Prayer precludes indecency and wrongdoing. And remembrance of God is greater
still. God knows what you do. (Surat al-'Ankabut: 45)
As God states in the verse above, those who perform prayer are kept away
from indecency and evil. God inspires the avoidance of such wrongdoing.
One who strictly safeguards and performs prayers as prescribed in the
Qur'an is one who fears God. One who stands, bows and prostrates before
the Lord five times a day will surely keep away from wrong actions and
as a result feel deeply in awe of God. The conscience of such people,
by the will and inspiration of God, will keep them away from evil and
indecency. Even if they do something wrong for an instant, they will realise
their wrongdoing while praying and reflecting before the Lord on His infinite
power. Thus they will repent and avoid wrongdoing in the future.