Prayer In The Eyes Of Imam Ali (A)

"Contemplating for an hour is better than the worship of one year", Imam Ali (as). This famous saying of Imam Ali (as) puts a high premium on contemplation and intellectual engagement. However this is not to be understood as a replacement for the other, but as to complement acts of worship. Undoubtedly any action that we perform along with full intellectual cognition is better that one performed as a routine.