When worship is mentioned, commands like performing prayers and fasting come to the mind. Does worship include only prayers and fasting?

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When worship is mentioned, commands like performing prayers and fasting come to the mind. Does worship include only prayers and fasting?
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No. Worship does not consist of the orders of the religion like daily prayers and fasting only. Everything, every act, word, deed, view and intention in accordance with the consent of Allah are regarded as worship. Both to obey the orders of Allah and to avoid His prohibitions are equally regarded as worship. Therefore, it is possible to divide worship into two:

1. Righteous deeds, 2. Taqwa.

Righteous deeds means to fulfill the orders of Allah like daily prayers, fasting, etc.

Taqwa means to avoid the things that Allah prohibits like alcohol, gambling and fornication.

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