A non Muslim may think that the salah translated prayer is you asking God for such and such but in reality it is not. Can you explain please?

  • It is both. Not only does one praise Allah in prayer but also asks for favors and forgiveness. There are various duas that can be recited in jalsa and after Tashahud & Salat-Nabi asking Allah for things we need.
    – Ahmed
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 7:25
  • A major part of Salah is ritual worship. Personal supplication for something is called Dua, although Salah also includes Dua at prescribed moments. Prayer is probably the correct translation which encompasses its meaning.
    – UmH
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 11:51

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It is both of them (worship as well as asking help and guidance): Guide us to the straight path, It is You we worship and You we ask for help. (https://quran.com/1/)

  • Mahdi. Worship and praise are the same thing. I think you correct your comment.
    – user26666
    Commented Mar 8, 2018 at 8:58

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