11:114 of the Qur’an in Arabic is as follows:—
“ wa aqimi as salaata tarafi an nahari wa zulfan minal layli inna al- hasanati yuz hibna As- saiyati zalika zikra liz-zaakiiriina”
There is no mention of ‘Fajr’ or ‘Maghrib’ in the above Verse.
The traditional understanding of the above verse is as follows:-
“ And establish the Salaat At the two ends of the day And at the approaches of the night For those that are good Remove those that are evil This is a reminder For the mindful.”
Plz note the following points:—
The word ‘Qayam’ means to stand firm ,whose derivative is ‘aqimi’ here translated as Establish , it doesnot mean to perform a special act of worship.
The meaning of the word Salaat can be easily understood if we understand the meanings of verses 11:112 & 11:113 . Also the word Aqimu is used in the verse 11:112.
Salaat is also explained in the same verse 11:114, i.e establishment of Good deeds. Good deeds that removes the bad deeds. This is a way shown by Allah to make human kind responsible and accountable about himself and his fellow beings. The meaning of the verse 11:114 is that we should stand firm in truth, equity and justice on Earth day and night by driving away evil deeds with good deeds. For example: neglecting a poor is evil deed but feeding him and taking his care is a good deed . If we feed him for the sake of Allah –as obedience –it will automatically remove the bad deed. My dear friend the word Salaat encompases into it all the ways to truth, equity and justice and opens all the roads to PEACE.
THIS IS A REMINDER FOR THE MINDFUL.