I Praise You Seven Times a Day, for Indeed, Prayer has been Decreed upon the Believers a Decree of Specified Times

Sunrise Prayer [1], Morning Prayer [2], Noon Prayer [3], Afternoon Prayer [4],
Sunset Prayer [5], Night Prayer [6], Midnight Prayer [7]

For Prayer Prohibits Immorality and Wrongdoing, and the Remembrance of God is Greater

2:153, Qur'an
O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer.  Indeed, God is with the patient.

50:39, Qur'an
So be patient over what they say and exalt [God] with praise of your Lord before the rising of the sun [1] and before its setting [5],

30:18, Qur'an
And to Him is [due all] praise throughout the heavens and the earth.  And [Exalted is He] at night [6] and when you are at noon [3].

33:42, Qur'an
And exalt Him morning [2] and afternoon [4].

17:79, Qur'an
And from [part of] the night, arise from sleep [7] for prayer as additional [prayer] for you; it is expected that your Lord will raise you [7] to a praiseworthy station.

Psalms 119:164, Torah
[And thus] I praise You seven times a day because of Your righteous judgements -

4:103, Qur'an
[For] indeed, prayer has been decreed upon the believers a decree of specified times.

19:59 - 60, Qur'an
But there came after them successors who neglected prayer and pursued desires; so they are going to meet error,
 except those who repent, believe and do righteousness; for those will enter the Garden and will not be wronged at all.

29:45, Qur'an
[So] recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of God is greater. And God knows that which you do.

Sections of Prayer

All Things Exalt God, but you do Not Understand their Way of Exalting

The Seven Heavens and the Earth and whatever is in them Exalt Him and there is Not a Thing Except that it Exalts God

64:1, Qur'an
Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is exalting God.  To Him belongs the kingdom, and to Him belongs [all] praise, and He is over all things Powerful.

15:98, Qur'an
So exalt [God] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him] -

16:49, Qur'an
[For] to God prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant.

24:41, Qur'an
[Or] do you not see that God is exalted by whomever is within the heavens and the earth and the birds with wings spread?  Each has known his prayer and exalting, and God is Knowing of what they do -

38:18 - 19, Qur'an
[For] indeed, We subjected the mountains to praise with David, exalting God in the evening and sunrise.
 And the birds were assembled, all with him repeating [praises] -

Psalms 148:7 - 10, Torah
[For We said,] "Praise the Lord from the earth, you dragons, and all deeps.  Fire, and hail; snow, and vapor; stormy wind fulfilling His word.  Mountains, and all hills; fruitful trees, and all cedars.  Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.

Psalms 96:12, Torah
Let the field be joyful, and all that [is] therein, then will all the trees of the wood rejoice.

Psalms 98:7 - 8, Torah
Let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof; the world, and those who dwell therein.
 Let the floods clap [their] hands, let the hills be joyful together.

Psalms 69:34, Torah
Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and everything that moves therein.

Psalms 148:5, Torah
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for He commanded, and they were created.

Psalms 148:2 - 4, Torah
[So] praise Him, all His angels, praise Him, all His hosts.
  Praise Him, sun and moon, praise Him, all you stars of light.  Praise Him, you heavens of heavens, and you waters that [are] above the heavens.

Psalms 148:13, Torah
Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is excellent; His glory [is] above the earth and heaven."

17:44, Qur'an
[And thus] the seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him.  And there is not a thing except that it exalts [God] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting.  Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.


Bow with those who Bow, for to God Prostrates whatever is in the Heavens and on the Earth

Their Shadows Incline to the Right and to the Left in the Mornings and Afternoons

16:48 - 50, Qur'an
Have they not seen what things God has created?  Their shadows incline to the right and to the left, prostrating to God, while they are humble.
And to God prostrates whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth of creatures, and the angels [as well], and they are not arrogant. They fear their Lord above them, and they do what they are commanded.

Nehemiah 9:6, Torah
[For] You [O God], [even] You, [are] Lord alone; You have made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all [things] that [are] therein, the seas, and all that [is] therein, and You preserve them all; and the host of heaven prostrates to You.

55:6, Qur'an
And [thus] the stars and trees prostrate.

22:18, Qur'an
[Then] do you not see that to God prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth, and the sun, the moon, the stars, the mountains, the trees, the moving creatures and many of the people? But upon many the punishment has come true. And he whom God humiliates - for him there is no bestower of honor. Indeed, God does what He wills.

22:77, Qur'an
[So] O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and serve your Lord and do good - that you may succeed.

7:205 - 206, Qur'an
[So] remember your Lord within yourself in humility and in fear without being apparent in speech - in the mornings [2] and the afternoons [4].  And do not be among the heedless.
  Indeed, those who are near your Lord are not prevented by arrogance from serving Him, and they exalt Him, and to Him they prostrate -

13:15, Qur'an
[For] to God prostrates whoever is within the heavens and the earth, willingly or by compulsion, and their shadows [as well] in the mornings [2] and the afternoons [4].

2:43, Qur'an
[So] establish prayer and give purifying [alms] and bow with those who bow.

 Morning Prayer [2] and Afternoon Prayer [4]

Noon Prayer [3]

Night Prayer [6]

Psalms 92:1 - 2, Torah
[It is] good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High.
  To show forth Your faithfulness every night [6], and Your lovingkindness in the morning.

Psalms 119:55 - 56, Torah
[And thus] I have remembered Your name, O Lord, in the night [6], and have kept Your law.
  This I had, because I kept Your precepts.

3:113, Qur'an
[And thus,] among the People of the Scripture is a community standing [in obedience], reciting the verses of God during periods of the night [6] and prostrating [in prayer].

39:9, Qur'an
[Then] is one who is devoutly obedient during periods of the night [6], prostrating and standing [in prayer], fearing the Hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, [like one who does not]?  Say, "Are those who know equal to those who do not know?"  Only they will remember [who are] people of understanding -

Luke 6:12, Gospel
[Like Jesus, for] it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night [6] in prayer to God.

73:20, Qur'an
[And likewise,] indeed, your Lord knows that you [O Muhammad] stand almost two thirds of the night or half of it or a third of it, and a group of those with you.  And God determines the night and the day.  He has known that you will not be able to do it and has turned to you in forgiveness, so recite what is easy of the Qur'an.  He has known that there will be among you those who are ill and others traveling throughout the land seeking of the bounty of God and others fighting for the cause of God.  So recite what is easy from it and establish prayer and give purifying [alms] and loan God a goodly loan.  And whatever good you put forward for yourselves - you will find it with God.  It is better and greater in reward.  And seek forgiveness of God.  Indeed, God is Forgiving and Merciful.

Midnight Prayer [7]

Acts 16:25, Gospel
[Remember that] at midnight [7], Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God, and the prisoners heard them.

17:79 - 81, Qur'an
And [so] from [part of] the night, arise from sleep [7] for prayer as additional [prayer] for you; it is expected that your Lord will raise you [7] to a praiseworthy station.
 And say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority."  And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed.  Indeed falsehood is ever bound to depart."

73:1 - 6, Qur'an
[So] O you who wraps himself [in clothing],
arise [to pray] the night [7], except for a little - half of it - or subtract from it a little, or add to it, and recite the Qur'an with measured recitation. Indeed, We will cast upon you a heavy word. Indeed, the rising by the night [7] is more effective for concurrence [of heart and tongue] and more suitable for words.

Psalms 119:62, Torah
[And thus] at midnight I will rise [7] to give thanks to You because of Your righteous judgements.

32:16 - 17, Qur'an
[Thus] they arise from [their] beds [7]; they supplicate their Lord in fear and hope, and from what We have provided them, they spend.
  And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do -

51:15 - 18, Qur'an
Indeed, those who fear [God] will be among gardens and springs,
accepting what their Lord has given them.  Indeed, they were before that doers of good.  They used to sleep but little of the night, and in the hours before dawn [7] they would ask forgiveness.

God Intends to Purify you, and so if you are Impure, then Purify yourselves

So Wash your Faces and your Forearms to the Elbows and Wipe over your Heads and Wash your Feet to the Ankles

Psalms 51:1 - 2, Torah
Have mercy upon me, O God, according to Your loving kindness, according to the multitude of Your tender mercies, blot out my transgressions.
  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

Psalms 51:6 - 7, Torah
Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and You will make me know wisdom in the hidden [part].
 Purge me with hyssop, and I will be clean, wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

87:14 - 15, Qur'an
[Thus] he has certainly succeeded who purifies himself
and remembers the name of his Lord and prays.

Exodus 30:17 - 19, Torah
[So remember that] the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,
"You will also make a laver [of] brass, and his foot [also of] brass, to wash [in addition], and you will put it between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar, and you will put water therein for Aaron and his sons will wash their hands and their feet there.

Exodus 30:21, Torah
So they will wash their hands and their feet… and it will be a statute forever to them, [even] to him and to his seed throughout their generations."

5:6, Qur'an
[So] O you who have believed, when you rise to [perform] prayer, wash your faces and your forearms to the elbows and wipe over your heads and wash your feet to the ankles.  And if you are impure, then purify yourselves.  But if you are ill or on a journey or one of you comes from the place of relieving himself or you have contacted women and do not find water, then seek clean earth and wipe over your faces and hands with it.  God does not intend to make difficulty for you, but He intends to purify you and complete His favor upon you that you may be grateful.

For Each Religion is a Direction which it Faces, so Wherever you Go out for Prayer, Turn your Face Toward the Sacred House

For it is the First House Established for Mankind at Bakkah - which We Designated for Abraham the Site of the House

2:148, Qur'an
For each [religious following] is a direction toward which it faces.  So race to [all that is] good.  Wherever you may be, God will bring you forth [for judgement] all together.  Indeed, God is over all things Powerful.

1 Kings 6:11 - 14, Torah
[So remember when] the word of the Lord came to Solomon, saying,
"[Concerning] this House which you are in building, if you will walk in My statutes, and execute My judgements, and keep all My commandments to walk in them; then I will perform My word with you, which I spoke to David your father.  And I will dwell among the Children of Israel, and will not forsake My people Israel."  So Solomon built the House, and finished it.

2 Chronicles 6:17 - 21, Torah
[And Solomon said,] "Now then, O Lord God of Israel, let Your word be verified, which You have spoken to Your servant David.
 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?  Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain You; how much less this House which I have built!  Have respect therefore to the prayer of Your servant, and to his supplication, O Lord my God, to hear the cry and the prayer which Your servant prays before You.  That Your eyes may be open upon this House day and night, upon the place whereof You have said that You would put Your name there; to hear the prayer which Your servant prays toward this place.  Listen therefore to the supplications of Your servant, and of Your people Israel, which they will make toward this place, hear from Your dwelling place, [even] from heaven; and when You hear, forgive."

2:144, Qur'an
[And so] We have certainly seen the turning of your face, toward the heaven, and We will surely turn you to a direction of prayer with which you will be pleased.  So turn your face toward the Sacred [House] [in Bakkah].  And wherever you [believers] are, turn your faces toward it [in prayer].  Indeed, those who have been given the Scripture well know that it is the truth from their Lord.  And God is not unaware of what they do -

2:146, Qur'an
[For] those to whom We gave the Scripture know [Abraham] as they know their own sons.  But indeed, a group of them conceal the truth while they know [it] -

[Book of Jubilees 22:32 - 34], Torah
[For Abraham said,] "This House have I built for myself that I might put my name upon it in the earth: [it is given to you and to your seed forever], and it will be named the House of Abraham;
it is given to you and to your seed forever; for you will build my House and establish my name before God forever: your seed and your name will stand throughout all generations of the earth."

2:127, Qur'an
And when Abraham was raising the foundations of the House and [with him] Ishmael, [saying], "Our Lord, accept [this] from us.  Indeed You are the Hearing, the Knowing."

22:26, Qur'an
And when We designated for Abraham the site of the House, [We said], "Do not associate anything with Me and purify My House for those who circumambulate and those who stand [in prayer] and those who bow and prostrate."

14:35 - 37, Qur'an
And [so] Abraham said, "My Lord, make this city secure and keep me and my sons away from worshiping idols.
My Lord, indeed they have led astray many among the people. So whoever follows me - then he is of me; and whoever disobeys me - indeed, You are [yet] Forgiving and Merciful. Our Lord, I have settled some of my descendants in an uncultivated valley near Your Sacred House, our Lord, that they may establish prayer. So make hearts among the people incline toward them and provide for them from the fruits that they might be grateful."

3:95 - 97, Qur'an
[So] say, "God has told the truth.  So follow the religion of Abraham, inclining toward truth; and he was not of the polytheists."
  Indeed, the first House established for mankind was that at Bakkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds.  In it are clear signs [such as] the standing place of Abraham.  And whoever enters it shall be safe.  And [due] to God from the people is a pilgrimage [hajj] to the House - for whoever is able to find thereto a way.  But whoever disbelieves - then indeed, God is free from need of the worlds.

22:32, Qur'an
That [is so].  And whoever honors the symbols of God - indeed, it is from the piety of hearts.

2:149, Qur'an
So from wherever you go out [for prayer,] turn your face toward the Sacred [House], and indeed, it is the truth from your Lord.  And God is not unaware of what you do.

2:150, Qur'an
[So] from wherever you go out [for prayer,] turn your face toward the Sacred [House].  And wherever you [believers] may be, turn your faces toward it in order that the people will not have any argument against you, except for those of them who commit wrong; so do not fear them but fear Me.  And [it is] so I may complete My favor upon you and that you may be guided.

Seek Help through Patience and Prayer to God with All your Heart

Pray that He will Direct your Way in Truth and He will Guide you to Himself on a Straight Path

2:153, Qur'an
O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer.  Indeed, God is with the patient.

Psalms 37:5 - 9, Torah
[So] commit your way to the Lord; trust also in Him; and He will bring [it] to pass.
 And He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your judgement as the noonday.  Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him, do not fret yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.  Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, do not fret yourself in any wise to do evil.  For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait upon the Lord, they will inherit the earth.

[Sirach 37:15], Torah
[But] above all this, pray to the Most High, that He will direct your way in truth.

17:80 - 81, Qur'an
[So] say, "My Lord, cause me to enter a sound entrance and to exit a sound exit and grant me from Yourself a supporting authority."
 And say, "Truth has come, and falsehood has departed.  Indeed falsehood is ever bound to depart."

92:12, Qur'an
[Then] indeed, [incumbent] upon Us is guidance.

47:17, Qur'an
[Whereby] those who are guided - He increases them in guidance and gives them their fear [of God] -

4:175, Qur'an
[For] those who believe in God and hold fast to Him - He will admit them to mercy from Himself and bounty and guide them to Himself on a straight path -

Deuteronomy 4:29, Torah
[For] if you will seek the Lord your God, you will find [Him], if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

26:217, Qur'an
[So] trust in the Almighty, the Most Merciful -

2:45, Qur'an
And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humble [to God].

3:8, Qur'an
[And say,] "Our Lord, do not let our hearts deviate after You have guided us and grant us from Yourself mercy.  Indeed, You are the Bestower."

Jesus Continued All Night in Prayer to God, for to God Alone is the Supplication of Truth

So Establish Prayer for My Remembrance and do Not Associate Others with God

Acts 10:2, Gospel
[Remember that there was a] devout [man], and one who feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Luke 6:12, Gospel
And [remember that] it came to pass in those days, that [Jesus] went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God.

98:5, Qur'an
[Thus] they were not commanded except to serve God, [being] sincere to Him in religion, inclining to truth, and to establish prayer [to God] and to give purifying [alms]. And that is the correct religion.

30:31, Qur'an
[So adhere to it], turning in repentance to Him, and fear Him and establish prayer and do not be of those who associate others with God -

20:14, Qur'an
[For] indeed, I am God. There is no god except Me, so serve Me and establish prayer for My remembrance.

6:162, Qur'an
[So] say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for God, Lord of the worlds -

Psalms 5:2, Torah
[So] listen to the voice of my cry, my King, and my God, for to You will I pray -

Psalms 84:8, Torah
O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer, give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah."

13:14, Qur'an
[And thus] to Him [alone] is the supplication of truth. And those they call upon besides Him do not respond to them with a thing, except as one who stretches his hands toward water [from afar, calling it] to reach his mouth, but it will not reach it [thus]. And the supplication of the disbelievers is not but in error.

35:18, Qur'an
And [thus] no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And if a heavily laden soul calls [another] to [carry some of] its load, nothing of it will be carried, even if he should be a close relative. You can only warn those who fear their Lord unseen and have established prayer. And whoever purifies himself only purifies himself for [the benefit of] his soul. And to God is the [final] destination.

2:152 - 153, Qur'an
So remember Me; I will remember you. And be grateful to Me and do not deny Me.
[So] O you who have believed, seek help through patience and prayer. Indeed, God is with the patient.

God Answers the Supplication of those who have Believed and done Righteous Deeds

Thus We Responded to Noah and Saved him and his Family from the Great Flood, and We Gave Job Back his Family

Psalms 145:18, Torah
The Lord [is] near all those who call upon Him, to all who call upon Him in truth.

2:186, Qur'an
And [thus,] when My servants ask you, concerning Me - indeed I am near.  I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me.  So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided -

42:26, Qur'an
[For] He answers [the supplication of] those who have believed and done righteous deeds and increases [for] them from His bounty.

14:39, Qur'an
[For remember Abraham, when he said,] "Praise to God, who has granted to me in old age Ishmael and Isaac.  Indeed, my Lord is the Hearer of supplication."

21:76, Qur'an
And Noah, when he called [to God] before, so We responded to him and saved him and his family from the great flood.

21:83 - 84, Qur'an
And Job, when he called to his Lord, "Indeed, adversity has touched me, and You are the Most Merciful of the merciful."
 So We responded to him and removed what afflicted him of adversity.  And We gave him [back] his family and the like thereof with them as mercy from Us and a reminder for the servants [of God].

26:12 - 13, Qur'an
[And Moses, when] he said, "My Lord, indeed I fear that they will deny me
and that my breast will tighten and my tongue will not be fluent, so send for Aaron."

20:36, Qur'an
[So God] said, "You have been granted your request, O Moses."

21:89 - 90, Qur'an
And Zacharias, when he called to his Lord, "My Lord, do not leave me alone [with no heir], while You are the best of inheritors."
 So We responded to him, and We gave to him John, and amended for him his wife.  Indeed, they used to hasten to good deeds and supplicate Us in hope and fear, and they were humble to Us.

Genesis 25:21, Torah
And [remember when] Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she [was] barren, and the Lord was entreated by him, and Rebekah, his wife, conceived.

21:87 - 88, Qur'an
And the man of the fish [Jonah], when he went off in anger and thought that We would not decree [anything] upon him.  And he called out within the darknesses, "There is no god except You; Exalted are You.  Indeed, I have been of the wrongdoers."
 So We responded to him and saved him from the distress.  And thus do We save the believers -

Hebrews 5:7, Gospel
[For remember Jesus,] who, in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears to Him who was able to save him from death, and was heard in that which he feared.

Psalms 50:15, Torah
[So] call upon Me in the day of trouble, I will deliver you, and you will glorify Me.

Glorify Him with Great Glorification, for to Him is All Praise in the First Life and the Hereafter

Thus I will Praise You with All my Heart

Psalms 22:23, Torah
You who fear the Lord, praise Him; all the seed of Jacob, glorify Him; and fear Him, all the seed of Israel.

28:70, Qur'an
[For] He is God; there is no god except Him.  To Him is [due all] praise in the first [life] and the Hereafter.  And His is the [final] decision, and to Him you will be returned.

15:98, Qur'an
So exalt [God] with praise of your Lord and be of those who prostrate [to Him] -

Revelation 4:11, Gospel
[And say,] "You are worthy, O Lord [God], to receive glory and honor and power, for You have created all things, and for Your pleasure they are and were created.

Psalms 86:8 - 12, Torah
Among the gods [there are] none like You, O Lord; neither [are there any works] like Your works.
 All nations that You have made will come and prostrate before You, O Lord; and will glorify Your name.  For You [are] great, and do wondrous things, You [are] God alone.  Teach me Your way, O Lord; I will walk in Your truth, unite my heart to fear Your name.  I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore."

Psalms 19:1, Torah
[Even] the heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handywork.

Psalms 29:2, Torah
[So] give to the Lord the glory due to His name; prostrate to the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

55:78, Qur'an
[For] blessed is the name of your Lord, Owner of Majesty and Honor.

17:111, Qur'an
[So] say, "Praise to God, who has not taken a son and has had no partner in [His] kingdom and has no [need of a] protector out of weakness;" and glorify Him with [great] glorification.

Bow and Prostrate to God, Like Moses, who Bowed his Head to the Earth

For the Lord Raises Up All those who have Bowed Down

James 4:10, Gospel
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.

Psalms 145:14, Torah
[For] the Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all [those who have] bowed down.

22:77, Qur'an
[So] O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and serve your Lord and do good - that you may succeed.

32:15, Qur'an
[For] only those believe in Our verses who, when they are reminded by them, fall down in prostration and exalt [God] with praise of their Lord, and they are not arrogant -

Exodus 34:8, Torah
[For remember] Moses, [when he] made haste, and bowed his head toward the earth, and prostrated [to God].

2 Chronicles 7:3, Torah
And [remember] when all the Children of Israel saw how the fire came down, and the glory of the Lord upon the House, they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement and prostrated, and praised the Lord, [saying], "For [He is] good; for His mercy [endures] forever."

Nehemiah 8:6, Torah
And [remember when] Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God - all the people answered, "Amen, Amen," with their hands lifting up, and they bowed their heads, and prostrated to the Lord with [their] faces to the ground.

2 Chronicles 20:18, Torah
And [remember] Jehoshaphat, [when he] bowed his head with [his] face to the ground, and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, prostrating to the Lord. 

48:29, Qur'an
[And thus] you see them bowing and prostrating [in prayer], seeking bounty from God and [His] pleasure.  Their mark is on their faces from the trace of prostration.  That is their description in the Torah.

Matthew 26:39, Gospel
[Even Jesus] went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, "O my [Creator], if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, nevertheless not as I will, but as You [will]."

53:62, Qur'an
So prostrate to God and serve [Him] -

Psalms 95:3 - 6, Torah
For the Lord [is] a great God, and a great King above all gods.
In His hand [are] the deep places of the earth, the strength of the hills [is] His also. The sea [is] His, and He made it, and His hands formed the dry [land]. [So] come, let us prostrate and bow down, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker.

Call upon your Lord in Humility and Privately

And Leave those who Take their Religion as Amusement, for they Love to Pray so that they may be Seen of Men

Matthew 6:5, Gospel
"When you pray, do not be as the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.  Verily I say to you, 'They have their reward.'

Luke 20:46 - 47, Gospel
[So] beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;
who devour widows' houses, and make long prayers for a show, the same will receive greater damnation."

107:4 - 6, Qur'an
So woe to those who pray
[but] who are heedless of their prayer - those who make show.

8:35, Qur'an
And [woe to those whose] prayer at the House was not except whistling and handclapping. So taste the punishment for what you disbelieved.

6:70, Qur'an
[So] leave those who take their religion as amusement and diversion and whom the worldly life has deluded.  But remind with [the Qur'an], lest a soul be given up to destruction for what it earned; it will have other than God no protector and no intercessor.  And if it should offer every compensation, it would not be taken from it.  Those are the ones who are given to destruction for what they have earned.  For them will be a drink of scalding water and a painful punishment because they used to disbelieve.

7:55, Qur'an
[So] call upon your Lord in humility and privately; indeed, He does not love the transgressors.

Matthew 6:6, Gospel
"[And thus,] when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut your door, pray to your [Creator], who is in the hidden; and your [Creator], who sees in the hidden, will reward you openly."

17:110, Qur'an
[So] say, "Call upon God or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call - to Him belong the best names." And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] silently but seek between that an [intermediate] way.

Niches of Light are in Houses of God which God has Ordered to be Raised

God is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth, and God Guides to His Light whom He Wills

5:16, Qur'an
God guides those who pursue His pleasure to the ways of peace and brings them out from darknesses into the light, by His permission, and guides them to a straight path -

Luke 1:79, Gospel
To give light to those who sit in darkness and [in] the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

*Matthew 4:16, Gospel
[And thus] the people who sat in darkness saw great light; and to those who sat in the region and shadow of death, light sprung up.

Matthew 4:14, Gospel
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying,

*Isaiah 9:2, Torah
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light, those who dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them the light has shined.

57:9, Qur'an
[And] it is He who sends down upon His servant [Muhammad] verses of clear evidence that He may bring you out from darknesses into the light.  And indeed, God is to you Kind and Merciful.

21:48, Qur'an
And We had already given Moses and Aaron the criterion and a light and a reminder for those who fear [God].

5:46, Qur'an
And We sent, following in their footsteps, Jesus, the son of Mary, confirming that which came before him in the Torah; and We gave him the Gospel, in which was guidance and light and confirming that which preceded it of the Torah as guidance and instruction for those who fear [God] -

Luke 2:32, Gospel
A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.

4:174, Qur'an
[So] O mankind, there has come to you a conclusive proof from your Lord, and We have sent down to you a clear light -

24:34 - 35, Qur'an
[For] We have certainly sent down to you distinct verses and examples from those who passed on before you and an admonition for those who fear God.
  God is the Light of the heavens and the earth.  The example of His light is like a niche within which is a lamp, the lamp is within glass, the glass as if it were a pearly [white] star lit from [the oil of] a blessed olive tree, neither of the east nor of the west, whose oil would almost glow even if untouched by fire.  Light upon light.  God guides to His light whom He wills.  And God presents examples for the people, and God is Knowing of all things.

24:36 - 37, Qur'an
Such niches [of light] are in Houses [of God] which God has ordered to be raised and that His name be remembered therein; exalting Him within them in the morning and the afternoons
are men whom neither commerce nor sale distracts from the remembrance of God and performance of prayer and giving of charity.  They fear a Day in which the hearts and eyes will fearfully turn about -

39:68 - 69, Qur'an
[The Day when] the Trumpet will be blown, and whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth will fall dead except whom God wills.  Then it will be blown again, and at once they will be standing, looking on.
  And the earth will shine with the light of its Lord and the record [of deeds] will be placed, and the prophets and the witnesses will be brought, and it will be judged between them in truth, and they will not be wronged.

[Book of Enoch 1:8], Torah
[As] for the righteous, He will make peace, and He will keep safe the chosen, and mercy will be upon them.  They will all belong to God, and will prosper and be blessed, and the light of God will shine on them.

76:13, Qur'an
[And they will be] reclining therein on adorned couches.  They will not see therein any sun or cold -

Revelation 22:5, Gospel
[Nor] will there be any night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light, and they will reign forever and ever.

Isaiah 60:19, Torah
[And thus] the sun will no longer be your light by day; neither for brightness will the moon give light to you, but the Lord will be to you an everlasting light, and your God your glory.