Philosophy Behind Praying Together

There are a number of religions in the world. All these religions have their own code of ethics and conduct and all these religions ask their followers to abide by certain rules and regulations. Apart from the set of instructions regarding the religious activities, there are certain guidelines for social activities as well in religions. There are religions like Christianity who would ask their followers to take leave from the society, rest in a lone corner and remain busy in worshipping God. And at the very same time, there is religion like Islam who would rather insist its followers to remain within the society and pray as a group and forge a strong bond between them. Thus praying together is largely considered an activity, which is not only meant to serve religious purposes but also to ensure that the social setup of Muslims remain intact throughout the time.
Praying together has been considered a very useful activity even by certain non Muslim scholars and social scientists. According to some of those, praying together enables Muslims to remain aware of the problems going on within the society, it helps them to share what the desperately need to share, it gives them a chance to lend a hand of help to each other and above all it gives them a feeling that they are living their life as a family within society. Thus, considering these points, praying together is largely a positive activity for all the Muslims living in all parts of the world. Muslims come together at least five times a day to offer prayers at a common place and in this way; they remain one before God and within themselves. Although there are certain misconceptions about the practice of praying together but all those are far from true since praying together is a peaceful activity by all means.