Why We Need to Pray

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ 

Ustadz Sa’id Ukur Nursi (r.a.) wrote, in “The Flashes”, “We hear many people who neglect the five daily prayers ask, ‘What need does God have of our worship that He should Threaten those who give up worship with the fearsome punishments of Hell?’ 

Well, the answer to this is simple: God Almighty has no need of your worship; nor, indeed, has He need of anything else.  No, it is you who needs to worship, for in truth, you are sick.  As we have proved, in many parts of the Risalah an-Nur, worship is a sort of remedy for your spiritual illnesses and wounds.  Now, if a sick person advised by his doctor to take medication regularly were to ask the doctor, ‘Why do you need me to take my medicine?’, you can understand how absurd he would sound!”


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