Prayer in Congregation14A
Islam exhorts its followers to make their social life a visible expression of god-consciousness. The aim of religion as we know is to develop a spirit of piety & god-consciousness in man, this is known as taqwa. Islam hightens this aim by saying that this god-consciousness must be materialised in a social order that is permitted by religion. It is for this that prayer in islam has been divided into two parts, one part is relates to individual devotion to ALLAH. Here a person, as a single entity, is trained to develop love for Allah through nafl or voluntary prayers. The second part is collective prayer, this trains a person in how religious piety is to be transfused into society.