So many people have asked me this question, "Do you pray 5 times a day?" And when I say yes, they open their eyes wide in shock. To understand each prayer as a representation of a cycle at any stage in our lives.. the beginning, peak, fall, and demise... it just helps to remind us to give thanks and worship Allah at every point.
It's been about 5 weeks since I reverted to Islam, and since then, I have been trying to adapt to my new lifestyle: food, prayers and clothing. These small things can help me grow to work on my personal willpower for bigger things, which I know I can be weak in.
Sickness makes you realise how weak you are, and that you're not in control of your life. It makes you realise that only God is the one in control, so you pray to Him with the most sincere of heart. Sickness stops you in your tracks, asking you if you remembered God in your life.
Prophets were sent by God to the part of the world and period they were meant to fit into. How could I have only just heard this beautiful reasoning that made so much sense of God's ways? Why have we gone so narrow to focus only on one of the ways when He has actually been doing so much more all these while? Truly, when you focus too much on one thing, you miss the beauty of the rest.
You know how everyone says you cry when you finally find your own revelation? They aren't lying. I found it there. The feeling cannot be put into words. At best, it's like finally finding someone, something you've never known you've lost.
One of the things I've always looked forward to was learning how to pray when I started learning about Islam. Because the beautiful thing about doing the Salat is that you don't pray for your own needs. You just worship God.