Al-Tawḥīd > The Meaning of the Waistband
Hadith #4

4 - وقد روي عن الصادق عليه السلام أنه قال: (الصلاة حجزة الله) وذلك أنها تحجز المصلي عن المعاصي ما دام في صلاته (٣) قال الله عز وجل: ﴿إن الصلاة تنهي عن الفحشاء والمنكر﴾ . باب معنى العين والأذن واللسان

4. It is transmitted from Al-Sadiq (AS) that he said: The Prayer [al-Salat] is the Waistband [hujzah] of Allah. In other words, so long as one performs his prayers, his prayers will prevent him from disobedience. Allah, the Mighty and High, said: “surely prayer keeps (one) away from indecency and evil.”