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Nozzi: Why do you pray at all?

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in response to reader comment: GIVING RESPECT TO ALLAH

Submitted by Plato (India), Apr 25, 2009 at 10:52

Nozzi you write:

>>Plato, Do you know how Muslim pray to Allah in the mosques? Their heads indeed face down.Do you know they face down? They give respect to Allah.<<

How is praying with ones face down on the earth and behind pointing towards heaven constitute respect to Allah? Instead, if you sit on your behind and face the sky would it make any difference to the respect you give Allah?

>>You could hardly see Muslims open their eyes look around to pray to Allah.<<

It is not only their eyes they keep closed when Muslims pray, they also have a closed mind as most pray in a language they do not understand. Only if you know the language you are praying in will your mind be open to what it is you are uttering.

>>However, your act in posting the comment telling us that Allah is non-existent is indeed not respecting Allah.<<

Why should I or you worry about it as you know Allah is All-Merciful.

>>You act against Muslims' image about Allah that cannot be forgiveable.<<

Muslims consider the act of worshipping idols or other beings also an unforgivable sin as Allah tells them it is the one transgression He will never forgive. So my act against Allah is as nothing compared to the billions of people who worship pieces of wood, stone, or pictures.

Regards

Plato

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