Salah is the second out of five pillars of Islam. Salah is the Arabic word and pronounced Sa-lat if comes in the beginning or in the middle of the sentence but if it ends the sentence, it is pronounced Sa-lah. Salah is the first pillar after Shahadah (witnessing Allah is One).
Salah is an amazing act in Islam in which the Muslims ‘communicate’ with Allah and experience His presence and this is the reason a Hadees says: “Salah is the Meraj of a Momin”. Its importance for Muslims can be judged by the fact that it is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Five times prayers were made compulsory after Miraj of Prophet pbuh which was a year before Hijri on 27th of Rajab and first Azaan was called in the first year of Hijri. Salah is obligatory worship and must be performed five times a day at prescribed times.