Congregational prayer (Arabic: صلاة الجماعة) a prayer which is held in congregation. Congregational prayer is among the important acts of worship in Islam. In congregation prayer, whoever stands in the front and is followed by the people, is called "Imam" (someone who leads the prayer) and the one following him is called "Ma'mum", literally the one who is led.
According to Shi'a view, participation in congregational prayer is recommended and only performing daily prayers, ayat prayer, Eid prayers, funeral prayer, and Friday prayer are valid to be performed in congregational form. Sunni schools have disagreements with Shi'a in this regard.
- release of hypocrisy
- pleasure of God and the angels
- forgiveness of sins
- easing the hardships of the hereafter
- entering Heaven
- acceptance of other prayers
- receiving intercession
On the other hand, leaving congregational prayer without a valid excuse, has been considered as one of the reasons why pray