The high importance accorded to ritual worship and remembrance of Allah at all times is shown by this section of the Holy Quran.
Muslims are told that they can reduce the size of the ritual prayer when on a journey or fighting but they still must say the prayers.
They are also told that they must remember Allah at all times even when they are not engaged in ritual prayer.
This section of the Holy Quran also shows how brave and courageous the Holy Prophet Muhammed was. During fighting he would stand at the head of the soldiers lining up to pray making it obvious to the enemy who was the leader.