Literally means servitude / submission. Most commonly translated as worship.
The terms ‘acts of ʿIbādah’ refer to acts of worship such as salah (prayer), du’a (supplication), sawm (fasting), etc. However, any permissible action can become ʿibādah when performed with the intention of pleasing The proper name of God in Islam and in Arabic, referring to all of His perfect attributes at once. This name is a proper noun, and no other entity or being is allowed to have... More.
For Muslims, performing ʿibādah is life’s purpose, and we strive to make our lives one sustained act of ʿibādah.