Is Namaaz Salaat?

by Quasim Hamdani, Chicago, Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 17:31 (2540 days ago) @ Zara

I understand the Quran to suggest to us that by serving humanity we find salvation with Allah. The Quran also emphasizes to remember Allah much - sitting, standing, lying down - regardless of a particular form.

Muslims have elevated the rituals of praying and fasting, primarily to gain personal salvation with Allah, at the expense of neglecting the primary injunctions of serving humanity. There are no credible institutions established in the muslim world to serve humanity at large - regardless of religion, culture, and ethnicity.

We, on this forum, believe that the primary function of Salaat is to come together as community or a nation to serve humanity. It is incumbent on the individuals and the Salaat gathering to remember Allah much. How this is done is left up to each community to decide.

Allah is nearer to us than our Vena Cava. Allah has no physical location. Allah's laws are operating with equal force at all locations, in the space time continuum, simultaneously for each one of us. Allah will listen to our prayers irrespective of the forms we affect.

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