Namaz - Objections and Counterobjections

by Fadil @, Yaounde, Cameroon, Friday, August 03, 2012, 13:02 (2487 days ago) @ Syed Ijlal Hussain


In regards to this question.

"5. While the above objections do come to mind and I fail to find a satisfactory answer, I disagree on one point totally: Reading words of God back to Him! Are we reading words of God back to Him or reading His words for ourselves to be reminded of what He has ordained? As I said, it depends on how you look at a picture, especially an abstract one."

For me, reading back to Allah is one of the most laughing stuff. It is with full knowledge that Allah has revealed the book

It does not really make sense to me when one makes ablution, stands up and start reading...

Surah 105. Al-Feel – The Elephant
With the Glorious Name of Allah, the Instant and Sustaining Source of
all Mercy and Kindness
105:1 Are you not aware of how your Lord de alt with the Army of the
105:2 Did He not bring their strategy to utter failure?
105:3 And sent upon them swarms of flying creatures.
105:4 Then you showered them with hard stones earmarked with
requital. [Sijjeel = Inscribed = Marked out]
105:5 And made them like a field of grain eaten down to stubble.

Is reading back to Allah the right way of reminding ourselves of the message? Are we informing God of His message? do we even understand what we recite? Why focusing on reciting instead of practicing what the message tells us? It is even worst now as every imam wants to complete quran recitation in the ritual salat by the end of ramadhan. My mind is always roaming while the guy is reading his arabic. I am constantly lost whether we are on rakat 1, 2 etc.

I always thought of a simple situation. For instance if your father, while leaving home in the morning tells you to clean the house, fetch water and iron cloth; When he comes back in the evening, will he reward/grade you because you recited back to him what he asked you to do or because of what you actually did? should we focus on reciting back or doing what we are asked to do in the book?


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