How does prayer strengthen your faith during difficult times?
To become a true believer, one does not merely recite the Shahaadah and consider himself to have fulfilled his duty. On the contrary, to become a faithful and true Muslim (Mumin), one must ensure he submits entirely to the will of Allah alone. Indeed, in Surah Al-Hujurat, Allah corrects some Bedouins who declared that they have believed. He pointed out that they should actually say they have submitted, as they didn’t have true faith yet. This was because faith only genuinely swells in one’s heart when one obeys Allah and the Prophet (PBUH).