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Answer to Mamdouh M.: Prayer and Muslim earthquake victims in Pakistan

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Submitted by Nuray (Portugal), Nov 5, 2005 at 14:34

Dear Mamdouh,

You wrote that
"There is nothing about Mohammed"s life in quran "

Please read my comments titled
(1) "What does theological discussions need?"
(2) "Answer to AA: The life of Muhammed in Quran & Ramadan"

You wrote that
"Quran does not even tell you how to pray, when to pray and how to perform Haj."

"And (remember) when We made the House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) a place of resort for mankind and a place of safety. And take you (people) the Maqâm (place) of Ibrâhim (Abraham) [or the stone on which Ibrâhim (Abraham) stood while he was building the Ka'bah] as a place of prayer (for some of your prayers, e.g. two Rak'at after the Tawâf of the Ka'bah at Makkah), and We commanded Ibrâhim (Abraham) and Ismâ'il (Ishmael) that they should purify My House (the Ka'bah at Makkah) for those who are circumambulating it, or staying (I'tikâf), or bowing or prostrating themselves (there, in prayer). " (2:125)

Muhammed, peace upon him, was not first messenger, who delivered the messages of Allah. Hajj and prayer have been known and practiced since the time of Ibrâhim (Abraham). This verse outlines the basic principles of hajj and prayer.

The following verse explains how to clean yourself before prayer
"O you who believe! When you intend to offer As-Salât (the prayer), wash your faces and your hands (forearms) up to the elbows, rub (by passing wet hands over) your heads, and (wash) your feet up to ankles ." (5:6)

Arent' you satisfy those information coming from Allah? There are many verses about hajj and prayer. There are a lot of websites that offer electronic versions of Quran in many language. Just search keywords of "hajj", "prayer", "prostrating" to find more versus in Quran.

The minor details are left to Muslims. Allah, who is the only creator of all creatures, know very well that human being are not a machine or robot to be instructed step by step.


You wrote that
"I am a born muslim and know quran like the back of my hands.
First of all you should have written "Muslim", "Quran" not "muslim", "quran". Why don't you use Google ABC check?

I don't think you are a Muslim. No Muslim who read and understand Quran claims such things about Islam. Most probably your hands are dirty.

Haven't you seen Muslims who pray among the rubbles in Pakistan after loosing everything they had? They are even not quite sure whether they will going to survive or not due to severe weather conditions.

Ask yourself why Muslims who are earthquake victims worship Allah but you bother about the instruction of the prayer or hajj in Quran? I tell you why? Islam is not a religion for arrogant people. Because, arrogant people worship no God, but themselves.

Yours
Nuray
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