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.

Islamic Culture – Reflecting Peace and Harmony

Religions, no matter which one it is, teach peace and social harmony. In the last decade or so, there have been huge misunderstandings about the norms and culture of Islam. Around the world, due to negative projections by print and electronic media, Islam has been pictured as a religion of extremism. But the fact of the matter is that Islam is far from all this fuss and chaos.
In fact, Islam is a religion which is based on global harmony. It is possibly the only religion of the world which has made it compulsory for its followers to pray for each other’s well being whenever two persons come across each other. Islam has made it mandatory to share a part of wealth with those who cannot afford to live a sound life. Islam is the only religion of the world which has clear rules and regulations regarding the right of women to move in society, to vote and to be equally treated as men. Islamic culture supports justice and supremacy of courts in society. It discourages ill treating human beings on any discrimination. For non Muslims, Islam has got some clear rules. Non Muslims are always allowed to live in Muslim societies. They can practice their religious acts as and when they want. Islam also bounds the government of the Muslim states to see that the minorities living in that country are well served and cared for. The religious places of minorities are given full protocol and worth in Islamic states.
Thus it can be very safely concluded that Islam is a religion that teaches harmony, brotherhood and global peace. Due to certain unfortunate incidents, a media war broke up against Islamic laws and culture which started ruining the actually face and culture of Islam.