As Salamu Alaikum Brother, It is nice to know that you are striving in the path of Allah. Your post also made me aware that I am not doing much to learn Islam though I was fortunate to be born in a Muslim family. You have motivated me to spend more time learning Islam. <<I have a question: What does the following Ayah mean and is it is it wrong based on this or any other Ayah to ask for prayer? Al-Anbiya He knoweth what is before them and what is behind them, and they cannot intercede except for him whom He accepteth, and they quake for awe of Him. (28) >>[/I][/I] Brother miq1 has explained the meaning of Ayathul Kursi. It is a very important Ayath. I recite it after every salah. It explains the might of Allah and there is noone worthy of worship except Allah. Allah loves all of us and our prayer is beloved to him, as long as we do not associate any partners with him. This life is a test for an eternal life. If you pass the test, higher will be the rewards in paradise. I am glad to see that you are doing well. May Allah bless you and your family. My prayers are there with you and family. Please remember me in your prayer.