Very well said Asad.
Adding: Salaat is the best form of dhikir. Establishing Salaat means the intention must be pure with propler Odhu and to please the Rabb, do it on time, understanding the words spoken and believing them and later applying them in real life.
Those who establish salaat can not do evil deeds. Salaat protects them like a garment. One can judge his or herself on how he or she is doing in establishing a command that Allah directly gave to Prophet (PBUH).
The Weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is an attribute of the Strong." - Gandhi.