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Muslim Prayer–Part II

May 13, 2015

Hello/Salaam 🙂

I felt prompted to do another post about Muslim prayer because there seems to be a lie being spread around in the West that Muslim prayer is:

a. cursing Jews, Christians and non-Jews

b. it is something evil and shows how evil the main practice of Islam is

The persons propagating such are Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and people similar to them. These people get paid big money to promote their islamophobic lies.

In my previous post about the Muslim prayer, I gave you a translation about what Muslims recite during prayer. What I may have neglected to mention is that certain parts of the prayer are always mandatory–they are recited at every prayer, whether obligatory or voluntary. Here are examples:

a. FAJR–THE MORNING PRAYER:

1.  MANDATORY AT EVERY PRAYER, but specific to each: Standing facing Mecca and making intention to pray. For morning prayer you would say: “I intend to pray two rekats/cycles of morning prayer in the Name of God . God is Most Great”

       2. MANDATORY AT EVERY PRAYER: Audhu billah mina ‘sh-shaytani ‘r-rajeem: I seek refuge in Allah against the devil.”

3. MANDATORY AT EVERY PRAYER: In the standing you would recite: “In the Name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful” and then the first chapter of the Qur’an, Al-Fatiha (for translation, please google Qur’an in English).

4. MANDATORY AT EVERY PRAYER: While still in the first standing, right after Al-Fatiha chapter you recite: ““O Allah, how perfect You are and praise be to You. Blessed is Your name, and exalted is Your majesty. There is no god but You.”

5. MANDATORY AT EVERY PRAYER: Then, you recite “In the Name of Allah/God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious” and any chapter from the Qur’an. Usually, people recite shorter ones such as chapter Ihlas: ” Say, He is Allah, the One. Allah is Eternal and Absolute. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal unto Him.”

6. MANDATORY & THE SAME RECITAL AT EVERY PRAYER: Next, you bend over reciting “God Is the Most Great” and while bent recite 3 times: “How Perfect is my Lord, the Supreme.” Then you stand up reciting “God is the Most Great” and “Allah hears those who praise Him. Our Lord, praise be to You” and go face down to bow with “God is the Most Great.” Once face down you recite 3 times: “How Perfect is my Lord, the Highest”, sit up shortly and then bow down again reciting the same 3 times. This is the end of first cycle called rak’ah in the Muslim prayer. You would then stand up and repeat much of the same as above except on the second rak’ah you do not start again with the intention. Just recite “In the Name of God, Most Merciful, Most Gracious,” chapter Al-Fatiha and another short chapter of the Qur’an. Then you repeat the bending, standing, bowing down and sitting again.

7. MANDATORY & SAME AT EVERY ENDING OF A PRAYER: While sitting and finishing a prayer, you recite the following:

“At-Tahiyyatu lillahi —Greetings, prayers and
was- Salawatu wat-Tayyibatu—goodness belong to Allah.
As-Salamu ‘ alaika—Peace be on you,
ayyuhannabiyyu–O Prophet
wa rahmatullahi –and the mercy of Allah
wa barakatuhu –and His blessings.
Assalamu ‘alaina wa’ala–Peace be on us and on
ibadil-Lahis -Salihin–the righteous servants of Allah
ash hadu al-La ilaha–I bear witness that
il-Lal lahu–there is no god but Allah,
wa ash hadu anna—and bear witness that
Muhammadan abduhu–Muhammad is His servant
wa rasuluhu.”–and Messenger.”

“O Allah, let Your mercy come upon Muhammad
Wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin–and the family of Muhammad
Kama sallaita ‘ala Ibrahima–as You let it come upon Ibrahim
wa ‘ala ali Ibrahima–and the family of Ibrahim
wa barik ‘ala Muhammadin–O Allah, bless Muhammad
wa ‘ala ali Muhammadin–and the family of Muhammad
Kama barakta ‘ ala Ibrahima—as You blessed Ibrahim
Wa ‘ ala ali Ibrahima—and the family of Ibrahim.
Fil a’lamina Innaka—Truly You are
hamidun Majid.”–Praiseworthy and Glorious.”

“O Allah! I seek refuge in You from the torment of the Hellfire, from the torment of the grave, from the trials and afflictions of life and death, and from the deception of the False-Christ. O my Lord! Grant me and my parents forgiveness, and bestow Your mercy upon them, just as they brought zme up when I was small.”

Then, you turn head to right and say: “Peace and Mercy of Allah be upon you,” and then to left and recite the same thing.

Muslims then do additional supplications and praises of God and can even make a prayer for something they need.

All prayer is recited in the Arabic language.

HAVE YOU NOTICED ABOVE ANY CURSING? Of course not, because there is NONE!

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