Islam exhorts its followers to make their social life a visible expression of God-consciousness. The aim of religion, as we know, is to develop a spirit of piety & God-consciousness in man, this is known as “Taqwa”. Islam heightens this aim by saying that this God-consciousness must be materialized in a social order that is permitted by religion. It is for this that prayer in Islam has been divided into two parts – one part is related to individual devotion to Allah ﷻ. Here a person, as a single entity, is trained to develop love for Allah ﷻ through Nafl or voluntary prayers. The second part is collective prayer, which trains a person in how religious piety is to be transfused into the society.