Salah is the most important pillar of Islam, second only to declaring the oneness of God. It is the first duty ordained upon every messenger from Adam to Muhammad. Allah told Prophet Musa (peace be upon him), “Truly I am God, there is no god but I. So worship Me, and perform the prayer for the remembrance of Me.” Salah is integral to our faith and a sure means of salvation. It is the key to paradise and has countless benefits. Understanding the importance of Salah can help us consistently pay attention to its performance.