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    Prayer

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    Can you help me understand how Muslims pray?
    Be as descriptive as you can be.

    Thanks!
    What Do U Know about The One Who does Not Pray Regularly....?

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    Come, let us worship and bow down •
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    Re: Prayer

    there are many different kinds of prayer...the one I think you may be referring to is salaah...which is incumbent on a mature muslim male/female...it isnt as simple as it may look there are somethings if omitted then the prayer will be nullified somethings which if missed can be made up for and some which if omitted it will not make your prayer void however will make it less in reward and Allah knows best....as for the how it goes there is an order which you must adhere to ....you start off by (in the standing position facing makkah being pure and in the state of abulution and in a clean place with clean clothing) raise your hands palms outstretched towards makkah and raise them to the sides of your head and say Allahukbar which means God Is the greatest... I will stop here and give other muslims the chance to add on and get some reward also..and a big reminder there are differences in how men and women pray.. and a basic view would be the order 1stly which is you start in the standing position then go in to a bending position where you back is straight..then stand again then go into prostration sit up go into prostration stand again for the next unit of that prayer at then end of the 2nd prostration in the 2nd unit sit instead of standing depending on the prayer length you continue by standing or end by facing you right shoulder then left...I must say it is very very detailed how you have to pray how many fingers lenght apart are you feet supposed to be how your hands should be how much to kneel and what to say I cant say it all here without confusing you

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    Re: Prayer

    also sorry for the double post but wasnt sure if you read all the way to the end of the 1st but this is something which is understood practically rather than over the net

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    Re: Prayer

    well muslims pray five times a day at least this is compulsory but they can do optional prayers aswel. . when a muslim prays he has to make the intention in his heart that it is for allah and allah alone. but b4 a muslim can pray he/she must make wudu - this means purify him/herself.

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    Re: Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by hafizmo View Post
    also sorry for the double post but wasnt sure if you read all the way to the end of the 1st but this is something which is understood practically rather than over the net
    Thanks, Hafizmo

    Yes, I get the impression that the answer to my question will be somewhat more complicated than I had anticipated!

    Still, it will be interesting to read people's replies ...
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    Here I stand.
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    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

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    Re: Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by we need 2 unite View Post
    well muslims pray five times a day at least this is compulsory but they can do optional prayers aswel. . when a muslim prays he has to make the intention in his heart that it is for allah and allah alone. but b4 a muslim can pray he/she must make wudu - this means purify him/herself.
    How do you 'make wudu'?
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    Come, let us worship and bow down •
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    Re: Prayer

    lol same goes for this.....very very detailed and has the same things as salaah where somethings cannot be ommited some can but wont make it equal in reward to if it was.... well basically you wash your hands thrice up till the wrists gargle 3 times (using water of course) pass water through your nostrils thrice washing of the face from forehead till chin earlobe to earlobe washing of the right arm 3x till the elbows then the left 3x in the same manner then mandatory 1/4 of your head once passing water with a wet hand..the nape is optional and so are the ears but they also get done.......then the washing of the right and left foot 3x till the ankles p.s I missed out loads of details but thats the general outline

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    Re: Prayer



    Sorry i made it confusing here is a link where u can learn to do wudu How to make Islamic ritual ablution
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    Re: Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by hafizmo View Post
    lol same goes for this.....very very detailed and has the same things as salaah where somethings cannot be ommited some can but wont make it equal in reward to if it was.... well basically you wash your hands thrice up till the wrists gargle 3 times (using water of course) pass water through your nostrils thrice washing of the face from forehead till chin earlobe to earlobe washing of the right arm 3x till the elbows then the left 3x in the same manner then mandatory 1/4 of your head once passing water with a wet hand..the nape is optional and so are the ears but they also get done.......then the washing of the right and left foot 3x till the ankles p.s I missed out loads of details but thats the general outline
    Wow! That sounds like hard work!

    Me, I just pray - whether I am sitting, kneelin, lying, walking ... or even doing the household chores.
    I guess God knows how clean I am on the inside, so why try to spruce up the outside?
    What Do U Know about The One Who does Not Pray Regularly....?

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    Here I stand.
    I can do no other.
    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

    [Psalm 95]


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    Re: Prayer

    like I was careful to mention that is only one kind of prayer we also have dhikr which is rememberance of Allah and can be done at anytime except when in the bathroom..and there is reading of the holy book which is another kind of dhikr or to supplicate another kind of prayer

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    it is the way prophet Muhammad (saws) taught us and when you pray to allah u can't be dirty, like say u just came from work and ur sweating and smelly ... you have to make wudu.... the are certain things that break wudu like stool,urine, passing wind, getting angry and i think there is more and when u get unconsicous meaning sleeping or stuff like that
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    Re: Prayer

    inshallah if i said anything wrong allah forgives me, glo these things is easier when you see someone doing it, or getting a book which shows pic. do you have a mosque near you, i am sure they will be more than happy to get sisters to demonstrate.

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    Re: Prayer

    sorri where abouts in england do you live. cause if you live in london i am sure i can help you or advise you where 2 go glo.

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    Re: Prayer

    Salam
    Being a revert and learning how to pray I found that this site which has also a tutoral of wudu
    :::: Converting to Islam .co.uk ::::| Salat Guide

    I think it explains it very good and I learnt the most from this site as how to do wudu and prayer
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    La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah - There is no power or glory except for Allah

    Tawak-Kalto-ul-Allah - I put my trust in Allah

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    mashallah

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    Re: Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by we need 2 unite View Post
    sorri where abouts in england do you live. cause if you live in london i am sure i can help you or advise you where 2 go glo.
    I'm not in London, and I don't get down there very often.
    But thanks for the offer, sister!

    This is off topic, but I notice that you have stepped over the 50-post mark!
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    Re: Prayer

    What's this?
    Leave this forum to get a good night's sleep and come back to zillions of posts!

    Thanks you all, friends. I will read your links when I have more time.

    The ritualistic cleaning in particular sounds very strange to me. Like I said, I am more concerned with my inner cleanliness than my outer one, when I stand before God.
    But I do understand that it is speficied just so in the Qu'ran - so it is quite silly to argue against it!
    It does remind me of the old Jewish rituals the Israelites performed in the Old Testament.
    What Do U Know about The One Who does Not Pray Regularly....?

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    Here I stand.
    I can do no other.
    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
    and kneel before the Lord our Maker

    [Psalm 95]


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    Re: Prayer

    if you want to go out for a date... hmm... do you want him/her to see you dirty.

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    Re: Prayer

    Quote Originally Posted by syilla View Post
    if you want to go out for a date... hmm... do you want him/her to see you dirty.
    Depends how well my date knows me, or how hard I am trying to impress, I guess.

    My husband loves me just the way I am - even if I'm sweaty after a run or dirty after working in the garden!
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    May God help me.
    Amen.

    Come, let us worship and bow down •
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    [Psalm 95]


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    Re: Prayer

    glad you're still here...

    anyway... i think is more about us giving and to make a good impression. Of course you husband love you the way you are... don't you think it is good if we try our best to impress our husband. Rather that taking for granted that he'll love us forever...


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