Salah - ‘Praying Is a Waste of Time’ Discuss This Statement (12 Marks)

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There are two sides to this argument. The people who agree with this statement could be non-believers. Obviously if you are a non-believer it makes praying a waste of time if there isn’t anyone to answer to them. Most people believe in science, as ‘The big bang theory’ explains that the world started with a big bang. People who have had no spiritual experience will disagree. Another reason could be that there isn’t any proof that god does exist as no-one has seen him/her. When believers pray sometimes there is no answer to problems or wishes from god. This means that there is no god as your prayers have not been answered. On the other hand people who disagree with this statement may be theists, who are Muslims argue that Salah is very important as it is the 2nd pillar of Islam- Salah. Praying brings the Muslim Ummah (Muslim community) together. All Muslims praying together will bring them closer and it will be easier for them to help each other out in times of need. Praying brings a Muslim closer to Allah (swt). It is being called a good Muslim if you are following the five pillars of Islam written by Allah in the Qur’an. You are following god’s words. Salah is praying which is compulsory to a Muslim to perform it five times a day. Another point could be that people could be agnostic. They are not sure whether god exists or not. By praying to ‘god’ a person might want to find out whether god actually is present. If god is there then he/she will answer prayers. A personal experience is sometimes the answer to finding out the truth about god. If he/she exists then god would want to help out the believers who are looking for the right path as god is Omni-benevolent, Omnipotent and Omniscient. In conclusion I personally think that praying isn’t a waste of time as it brings you closer to god. Because I have been brought up as a Muslim, I believe in all the things that a Muslim should do and say. I agree with all the reasons and points given above but it’s...