How can Salat be finished - 62:10??

by Waqas ⌂ @, UK, Friday, June 01, 2012, 13:40 (2580 days ago) @ Ilyas Niazi

Salaam/peace Ilyas, all,

The word "salat" has no inherent link to Quran.

1) if the word "salat" existed pre-Quran, which it most likely did, then of course when it was used it was not tied to Quran.

2) prophets/messengers before Muhammad upheld the "salat" as told to us in Quran but they did not have Al Quran.

It essentially means "bond", and for believers/mumineen the bond that they have is obviously related to God and His System, as laid out in Quran. With previous prophets/messengers, their bond would have been to the same thing, i.e. God and His system, but through whatever revelation/message they were given.
Similarly, in chapter 9, it discusses the "salat/bond" of the mushrikeen, which in this context refers to the oath/allegiance/bond/pact that they made with the believers.

Upholding the bond and knowing what the bond entails goes hand in hand, hence the regular/timed salat/bond for the mumineen.

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