As salamu alaikum,
I was wondering, how do you guys explain prayer, dua and dhikr to interested people? I have some friends at school who are very into simple meditation or yoga, as in just sitting down and 'freeing' your mind for a while to relax. As Muslims of course we have duas throughout the entire day, for lots and lots of things, prayer is meant to be relaxed and concentrated, we engage in dhikr - I was trying to think how I could explain this to a more intellectual person? (As in someone who is aware of Muslim prayer but not of the reflection aspect, they just see the ritual).