Imam gave a lot of importance to prayers and emphasised it very much; he always used to say: “Don’t be negligent in your prayers.” He used to say to us: “When you say, first I will do this and then I will pray, this is wrong, don’t say this. Give your prayers importance. Prayers come first.” In short, he used to emphasise (the importance of) prayers very much.
Notes: Paa be Paaye Aaftaab, Vol 1, Pg. 118