13 — Salah, Namaz, Salat, Prayer...

13 — Salah, Namaz, Salat, Prayer...

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0n Uc

North Bergen, NJ

#1 Dec 25, 2008
13 — Salah, Salat, Namaz, Prayer...

— SALAAT, SEC0ND PILLAR 0F ISLAM —

Salah is the 2nd pillar of Islam. It refers to the 5 compulsory daily prayers. Salah is offered 5 times a day individually or in congregation. We offer Salah to remember Allah. It brings us closer to Him. The Quran says: "Establish Salah to remember me (Allah)" (20:14)

Salah is the practical proof of our faith in Allah & Islam. It has been made compulsory at certain fixed times. Allah says in the Qur’an: "Salah at fixed times has been enjoined on the believers" (4:103)

Islam prayer timings are spread evenly throughout the day, so that a Muslim is constantly reminded of God & given sufficient opportunities to seek forgiveness & guidance from Him.

There are 5 obligatory prayers, which are rewardable & other optional prayers to perform. A praying Muslim must have reached the state of mental discrimination.

Before a Muslim prays they must have the proper Taharah, purification. This means that they perform Wudu, Ablution or Ghusl, full shower to remove najas, filthy substances. Ablutions, wudu, has recommended & obligatory parts which include washing of the h&s, wrists, nose, mouth, ears, forearms & elbows.

Allah revealed: Perform the [5 obligatory] prayers”(al-Baqarah, 238)

The Messenger of Allah said:

“There are 5 prayers that Allah obligated the Muslims to perform. Whoever performs them properly without belittling their obligation, Allah promised to admit him into Paradise. Whoever leaves them out does not have a promise from Allah to have Paradise without torture before. If He willed, He tortures him, & if He willed, He forgives him”.(Ahmad)

The 5 0bligatory Prayers. Muslims observe the formal Islam prayer at the following times:

1 — The prayer Fajr begins the day & is performed before sunrise to start the day in remembrance of God.

2 — The next prayers, Dhuhr, are said after the day’s work has begun & take place after noon to remember God & seek His guidance.

3 — Asr are the prayers said in the late afternoon & although Muslims may be busy with their daily lives it is important to give time to remember God & the greater meaning of their lives.

4 — Just after sunset Maghrib are the prayers which are said to remember God as the days comes to a close.

5 — Before going to bed Muslims take time to remember God’s presence, guidance, mercy & forgiveness by performing Isha.

In addition to the 5 required daily prayers, Muslims can perform non-obligatory prayers, some of which have fixed ritual formats & are performed before or after each of the 5 daily prayers. 0thers are performed at night, either individually or with other Muslims.

In Muslim communities people are reminded of the prayer times through the calling of the Adhan. For Muslims who live Muslim minority communities Adhan programmes of Muslim prayer schedules are available & these give Islam prayer schedule times across the world to encompass all time zones.

http://www.sunna.info/prayer/TheBasicsoftheMu...

The Friday noon prayer is led by an imam, who is simply a prayer leader; this prayer differs from the usual noon prayers of the other days of the week. As a required part of the ritual at this congregational meeting, two sermons precede the prayer. 0n other days, Muslims can pray anywhere they wish, either individually or in groups. They must observe the rituals of praying at certain times of day, facing in the direction of Mecca, observing the proper order of prayers.

When performing Salat at the mosque, worshippers are aligned in parallel rows behind the prayer leader (Imam), who directs them through the Rak'as (prescribed postures & recitations).

Times when you must not pray:

From the beginning of sunrise until after 15-20 mins later.
When the sun is at it’s height (Zenith or Meridian)
From the beginning of sunset until it is fully set.

— SUBHANALLAH —

— ALLAHUAKBAR —

— ALHAMDULILLAH —
0n Uc

North Bergen, NJ

#2 Dec 25, 2008
13 — Salah, Salat, Namaz, Prayer...

— SALAAT, SEC0ND PILLAR 0F ISLAM —

Salah is the 2nd pillar of Islam. It refers to the 5 compulsory daily prayers. Salah is offered 5 times a day individually or in congregation. We offer Salah to remember Allah. It brings us closer to Him. The Quran says: "Establish Salah to remember me (Allah)" (20:14)

Salah is the practical proof of our faith in Allah & Islam. It has been made compulsory at certain fixed times. Allah says in the Quran: "Salah at fixed times has been enjoined on the believers" (4:103)

Islam prayer timings are spread evenly throughout the day, so that a Muslim is constantly reminded of God & given sufficient opportunities to seek forgiveness & guidance from Him.

There are 5 obligatory prayers, which are rewardable & other optional prayers to perform. A praying Muslim must have reached the state of mental discrimination.

Before a Muslim prays they must have the proper Taharah, purification. This means that they perform Wudu, Ablution or Ghusl, full shower to remove najas, filthy substances. Ablutions, wudu, has recommended & obligatory parts which include washing of the h&s, wrists, nose, mouth, ears, forearms & elbows.

Allah revealed: Perform the [5 obligatory] prayers”(al-Baqarah, 238)

The Messenger of Allah said:

“There are 5 prayers that Allah obligated the Muslims to perform. Whoever performs them properly without belittling their obligation, Allah promised to admit him into Paradise. Whoever leaves them out does not have a promise from Allah to have Paradise without torture before. If He willed, He tortures him, & if He willed, He forgives him”.(Ahmad)

The 5 0bligatory Prayers. Muslims observe the formal Islam prayer at the following times:

1 — The prayer Fajr begins the day & is performed before sunrise to start the day in remembrance of God.

2 — The next prayers, Dhuhr, are said after the day’s work has begun & take place after noon to remember God & seek His guidance.

3 — Asr are the prayers said in the late afternoon & although Muslims may be busy with their daily lives it is important to give time to remember God & the greater meaning of their lives.

4 — Just after sunset Maghrib are the prayers which are said to remember God as the days comes to a close.

5 — Before going to bed Muslims take time to remember God’s presence, guidance, mercy & forgiveness by performing Isha.

In addition to the 5 required daily prayers, Muslims can perform non-obligatory prayers, some of which have fixed ritual formats & are performed before or after each of the 5 daily prayers. 0thers are performed at night, either individually or with other Muslims.

In Muslim communities people are reminded of the prayer times through the calling of the Adhan. For Muslims who live Muslim minority communities Adhan programmes of Muslim prayer schedules are available & these give Islam prayer schedule times across the world to encompass all time zones.

The Friday noon prayer is led by an imam, who is simply a prayer leader; this prayer differs from the usual noon prayers of the other days of the week. As a required part of the ritual at this congregational meeting, two sermons precede the prayer. 0n other days, Muslims can pray anywhere they wish, either individually or in groups. They must observe the rituals of praying at certain times of day, facing in the direction of Mecca, observing the proper order of prayers.

When performing Salat at the mosque, worshippers are aligned in parallel rows behind the prayer leader (Imam), who directs them through the Rakas (prescribed postures & recitations)

[2.43] And keep up prayer & pay the poor-rate & bow down with those who bow down.

—Times when you must not pray—

*From the beginning of sunrise until after 15-20 mins later.
*When the sun is at it’s height (Zenith or Meridian)
*From the beginning of sunset until it is fully set.

— SUBHANALLAH —

— ALLAHUAKBAR —

— ALHAMDULILLAH —

“American working in Egypt”

Since: Nov 08

Egypt

#4 Dec 25, 2008
Thanks for these - I woke up for salat in the middle of the night (and couldn't go back to sleep!) but it was nice to check up and see this.:) It's nice to read these sorts of things in this section, keep it up. Salaam.
Ali

Australia

#5 Dec 25, 2008
Gabriella- wrote:
Thanks for these - I woke up for salat in the middle of the night (and couldn't go back to sleep!) but it was nice to check up and see this.:) It's nice to read these sorts of things in this section, keep it up. Salaam.
ws sis, pls remmember me in your duas & i will remember to crush all these dirty kuffas in this H0LY ISLAMIC F0RUM ;)...INSHALLAH
Mike

Los Angeles, CA

#7 Dec 26, 2008
The Koran

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The Disbelievers
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

[109.1] Say: O unbelievers!
[109.2] I do not serve that which you serve,
[109.3] Nor do you serve Him Whom I serve:
[109.4] Nor am I going to serve that which you serve,
[109.5] Nor are you going to serve Him Whom I serve:
[109.6] You shall have your religion and I shall have my religion.
Jeff M

London, UK

#9 Dec 27, 2008
Hadiths - Sayings & Teachings of the Prophet (pbuh)

Is There Any Sacred Source Other than the Quran?

Yes. The sunnah (what the Prophet Muhammad said, did, or approved of) is the second source in Islam. The sunnah is comprised of hadeeths, which are reliably transmitted reports by the Prophet Muhammad’s companions of what he said, did, or approved of. Belief in the sunnah is a basic Islamic belief.

These Arabic words mean,‘May God exalt his mention and protect him from imperfection.’

In Islam, "hadith" is the term applied to specific reports of the Prophet Mohammad's (pbuh) words and deeds as well as those of many of the early Muslims; the word is used both in a collective and in a singular sense
Yirmi Uc

London, UK

#10 Dec 27, 2008
23 — From Womb To Tomb...

BISMILLAHIRAHMANNIRAHIM
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

— THE H0LY PR0PHET’S TIME LINE —

The "Noor" (Light) is created.

When Allah (SWT) intended to create the creatures, He first created the Light of Muhammad (PBUH). Allah (SWT) created, first of all, the Light of Muhammad (PBUH), He said to it: "You are My chosen one & the Trustee of My Light & Guidance. It is because of you that I am going to create the earth & the skies, lay down reward & punishment & bring into being the Garden & the Fire.

Muhammad's (PBUH) Light adorned the Throne of God. When eons later, Adam was created, that Light was put in his forehead. It continued its journey, generation after generation, through numerous prophets & their successors.

545: Birth of Abdullah, the Holy Prophet's father.
571: Birth of the Holy Prophet.
577: The Holy Prophet visits Madina with his mother. Death of his mother.
580: Death of Abdul Muttalib, the grandfather of the Holy Prophet.
583: The Holy Prophet's journey to Syria in the company of his uncle Abu Talib.
586: The Holy Prophet participates in the war of Fijar.
591: The Holy Prophet becomes an active member of "Hilful Fudul".
594: The Holy Prophet becomes the Manager of the business of Lady Khadija.
595: The Holy Prophet marries Hadrat Khadija.
595: Second journey to Syria.
598: His son, Qasim, is born.
600: His daughter, Zainab, is born.
603: His daughter, Um-e-Kalthum, is born.
604: His daughter, Ruqayya, is born.
605: Placement of Black Stone in Ka'aba.
605: His daughter, Fatima, is born.
605: The Prophet arbitrates in a dispute about the Black Stone.
610: The first revelation in the cave at Mt. Hira.
610: The Holy Prophet is commissioned as the Messenger of God.
613: Declaration at Mt. Sara inviting the general public to Islam.
614: Invitation to the Hashimites to accept Islam.
615: Persecution of the Muslims by the Quraish.
615: A party of Muslims leave for Abysinia.
616: Second Hijrah to Abysinnia.
617: Social boycott of the Hashimites & the Holy Prophet by the Quraish.
619: Lifting of the boycott.
619: Deaths of Abu Talib & Hadrat Khadija. Year of sorrow.
620: Journey to Taif. Ascension to the heavens.
621: First pledge at Aqaba.
622: Second pledge at Aqaba.
622: The Holy Prophet & the Muslims migrate to Yathrib.
623: Nakhla expedition.
623: Battle of Waddan.
623: Battle of Safwan.
623: Battle of Dul-'Ashir.
624: Zakat becomes mandatory.
624: Battle of Bani Salim.
624: Battle of Eid-ul-Fitr and Zakat-ul-Fitr.
624: Battle of Bani Qainuqa.
624: Battle of Sawiq.
624: Battle of Ghatfan.
624: Battle of Bahran.
624: Battle of Badr. Expulsion of the Bani Qainuqa Jews from Madina.
625: Battle of Uhud. Second expedition of Badr.
625: Battle of Humra-ul-Asad.
625: Battle of Banu Nudair.
625: Battle of Dhatur-Riqa.
626: Expedition of Banu Mustaliq.
626: Battle of Badru-Ukhra.
626: Battle of Dumatul-Jandal.
627: Revelation for Hijab, rules of modesty.
627: Battle of the Trench.
627: Battle of Ahzab.
627: Battle of Bani Quraiza.
627: Battle of Bani Lahyan.
627: Battle of Ghaiba.
627: Battle of Khaibar.
628: Prohibition of Marriage with non-believers.
628: Truce of Hudaibiya. Expedition to Khyber.
628: The Holy Prophet addresses letters to various heads of states.
629: The Holy Prophet performs the pilgrimage at Makkah.
630: Conquest of Makkah. Battles of Hunsin, Auras & Taif.
631: Expedition to Tabuk. Year of Deputations.
632: The Holy Prophet (PBUH) falls ill.
632: The Prophet (PBUH) lead the last Salat 4 days before his passing.
632: The Prophet (PBUH) offered his last Prayer in congregation in the Mosque.
632: Farewell pilgrimage at Makkah.
632: Death of the Holy Prophet.
632: Funeral Prayer & burial. Election of Hadrat Abu Bakr as the Caliph.

— May The Blessings & The Peace 0f Allah Be Upon Him —

— ALHAMDULILLAH —

— SUBHANALLAH —

— AZIZALLAH —

“American working in Egypt”

Since: Nov 08

Egypt

#12 Dec 28, 2008
Can you post more passages from Quran than hadith? I really enjoying reading them. Thanks.:) Salaam.
george whyte

Annan, UK

#13 Dec 28, 2008
Qur'an:9:5 "Fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, harass them, lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war."

Qur'an:9:112 "The Believers fight in Allah's Cause, they slay and are slain, kill and are killed."

Qur'an:9:29 "Fight those who do not believe until they all surrender, paying the protective tax in submission."

Qur'an:8:39 "Fight them until all opposition ends and all submit to Allah."

Qur'an:8:39 "So fight them until there is no more Fitnah (disbelief [non-Muslims]) and all submit to the religion of Allah alone (in the whole world)."

Qur'an:9:123 "Fight the unbelievers around you, and let them find harshness in you."

“American working in Egypt”

Since: Nov 08

Egypt

#14 Dec 28, 2008
Hi George, can you post more than one or two sentences at a time so we know the context? Thanks!:)
george whyte

Annan, UK

#15 Dec 28, 2008
“Verses of violence are taken out of context.”
The Muslim Game:
Verses like,“Slay the infidels wherever ye find them,” were issued during times of war, according to the apologists. They accuse critics who use Qur’anic verses to discredit Islam of engaging in “cherry-picking”(pulling verses out of context to support a position, and ignoring others that may mitigate it).
The Muslims who rely on this argument often leave the impression that the Qur’an is full of verses of peace, tolerance and universal brotherhood, with only a small handful that say otherwise. Their gullible audience may also assume that the context of each violent verse is surrounded by obvious constraints in the surrounding text which bind it to a particular place and time (as is the case with violent Old Testament passages).
The Truth:
The truth, unfortunately, is just the opposite. This is why new Muslims and non-Muslims alike, who begin studying the Qur’an and Hadith, are often confronted with an array of disclaimers and warnings by well-meaning Muslims who caution that it takes “years of study” to fully understand the meaning of certain passages. Neophytes are encouraged to seek the counseling of a Muslim scholar or cleric to "help them along" with interpreting what they read.
It is not the verses of violence that are rare, unfortunately, it is the ones of peace and tolerance. Neither is the “historical context” of these verses of violence at all obvious from the surrounding text (in most cases).
In the Qur’an, ideas and topics often seem to come from out of nowhere, emerging almost at random in a jumbled mess that bears no consistent or coherent stream of thought. But, with external references to the Hadith and early biographies of Muhammad’s life, it is usually possible to determine when a Qur’anic verse was “handed down from Allah,” and what it may have meant to the Muslims at the time. This is what apologists opportunistically refer to as “historical context.” They contend that such verses are merely a part of history and not intended as imperatives to present-day Muslims.
But “historical context” cuts both ways. If any verse is a product of history, then they all are. Indeed, there is not a verse in the Qur’an that was not given at a particular time to address a particular situation in Muhammad’s life, whether he wanted to conquer the tribe next door and needed a “revelation” from Allah spurring his people to war, or if needed the same type of “revelation” to satisfy his lust for more women (free of complaint from his other wives).
Here is the irony of the “cherry-picking” argument: Those who use “historical context” against their detractors nearly always engage in cherry-picking of their own by choosing which verses they apply “historical context” to and which they prefer to hold above such tactics of mitigation.
Islamic purists do not engage in such games. Not only do they know that the verses of Jihad are more numerous and authoritative (abrogating the earlier ones), they also hold the entire Qur’an to be the eternal and literal word of Allah… and this is what often makes them so dangerous.
george whyte

Annan, UK

#16 Dec 28, 2008
Qur'an:8:12 "I shall terrorize the infidels. So wound their bodies and incapacitate them because they oppose Allah and His Apostle."

Qur'an:8:67 "It is not fitting for any prophet to have prisoners until he has made a great slaughter in the land."

Qur'an:33:26 "Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before."

Qur'an:8:7 "Allah wished to confirm the truth by His words:'Wipe the infidels out to the last.'"

Qur'an:8:12 "Your Lord inspired the angels with the message:'I am with you. Give firmness to the Believers. I will terrorize the unbelievers. Therefore smite them on their necks and every joint and incapacitate them. Strike off their heads and cut off each of their fingers and toes.'"
george whyte

Annan, UK

#17 Dec 28, 2008
wise

Höst, Germany

#18 Dec 28, 2008
Don't waste time.
wise

Höst, Germany

#19 Dec 28, 2008
When a person dies, their achievements or failures become greater.
Antichrist ALI

Australia

#20 Dec 28, 2008
— SUBHANALLAH —
Tommy

Los Angeles, CA

#23 Dec 29, 2008
blazing?
HARVEY

Höst, Germany

#26 Dec 31, 2008
Happy new year all.
ALi the champION

Australia

#27 Dec 31, 2008
im killing EM HARHARHARHAR
JESUS forever

Doncaster, Australia

#28 Dec 31, 2008
QUICK QUIZ:

1. Why would Allah want to increase Hell's population by asking "believers" to kill unbelievers?.....WHO WOULD WANT THIS?????

2. Why would Allah want His "believers" to love Him for what rewards He has? Why would He want to encourage greed in Paradise???? THERE IS NO WANT IN HEAVEN OR LACK OF ANYTHING!

3. Why does Allah have to prove Himself with science that Satan knows about as well? Satan existed before the universe was created!!!! So shove all of your "MIRACLE-SCIENCE IN THE QURAN" claims!!!!!!!

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