Namaz - Objections and Counterobjections

by Waqas ⌂ @, UK, Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 11:54 (1894 days ago) @ Syed Ijlal Hussain

salaam Syed, all,

Please bear in mind:

With regard to the ablution verses, some try to explain them away citing metaphorical/idiomatic use, however all explanations I have read are forced to disregard cross-reference and logic. Further, they do not cite any references from Classical Arabic dictionaries etc. This suggests such evidence does not exist.

And regarding how "namaz" came about, to me, it seems quite simple: from my reading of Quran, there is clearly a regular/timed salat/bond for the mumineen, and as with many religious practices they become superficial/ritualised, things added, modified etc etc so elements of the original practice remain. To understand what I mean, one may have to read my short article on salat:

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