Is Namaaz Salaat?

by Ms Rashid, Atlanta, US, Monday, June 11, 2012, 18:37 (2507 days ago) @ Hicham Mouna
edited by Quasim Hamdani, Monday, June 11, 2012, 20:02

aslamaolaikum Hicham mouna bhaijan - you did see that Parwez sahib makes it crystal clear that salat also refers to a particular RITUAL. you must see it clearly. so it is not a small thing to give his view and leave out a big chunk of it in my view. I know you copied a post but you also gave it as proof so you must have read it too. Why did you not point it out bhai?

you said that al-quran does not tell us how salaat is to be physically performed. but maybe the al-quran doesn't want to tell us how to perform prayer in a certain way. why do we force al-quran to tell us how to pray in a certain way when it does not want to?

If al-quran says 'eat and drink' but does not tell us how to, does that mean that there is no physical eating and drinking? maybe al-quran does not want to 'set' a particular way i.e. using a glass or a bowl, or using knife or fork or eating with your hand.

maybe the simple reason al-quran does NOT tell us 'how to perform salat' is because it doesn't want to set any particular right or wrong way to prostrate and bow to Allah with certain fixed rakats etc etc. What about that? why can that not be correct?

yes, namaz may have become ritualistic as you say, but that is not to say that all aspects of the rigid namaz today are wrong.

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