Imām Khomeini (r) doing Qunūt while leading the congregational prayers in Neauphle-le-Château, the French Republic.
Imam Ali (as) said, ‘Nothing can bring about proximity to Allah, Glory be to Him, except an abundance of prostration (sujud) and bowing (ruku`a).’
الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لا يُقَرِّبُ مِنَ اللّهِ سبحانَهُ إلّا كَثرَةُ السُّجودِ والرُّكوعِ
[Ghurar al-Hikam, no. 10888]
Imam Zayn al-Abidin (a), when asked about the reason why those who perform the night prayer have the most beautiful faces among people, replied, “Because they seclude themselves with Allah and so Allah covers them in His light.”
[`AeIlal al-Shara’i`a, p. 366, no. 1]
“I saw the Satan kissing the part of the body that one scratched in prayer!!