WHAT SHOULD WE DO WITH NAMAAZ?
In my humble opinion, we should continue the ritual Namaz as it is until a true Qur’anic rule is established somewhere. The government will then decide how to bring the true spirit of Salaat into today’s empty ritual.
According to Dr Shabbir, Saab, we must continue with the namaz ritual until a Quranic social system is established. My simple question is whether we are going to get true Quranic rule when we are engaged in un-Quranic activities? No Prophet, as far as I can ascertain, ever told his people to continue with manmade, idol worshipping practices while they went about trying to implement the Word of Allah. They all, with one voice, one Revelation, denounced the falsehood and sought to establish a just social and economic system.
Those who read, understand and implement the Quran in their daily lives as an individual must also implement them in society and this will then reap the rewards that Allah has promised. We find the namaz ritual is a major hindrance to this because during namaz the Mullahs quote a small part of the Quran in Arabic, a foreign tongue to 80% of the so called Muslims, and then pages and pages of hadith fairy tales that keep the masses intellectually backward. This is the opiate state that namaz produces and it is for those of us who are not blinded by indoctrinated upbringing to spread the true message of the Quranic Islam that we should be practicing, and not compromise with the deniers of truth, the kafirs.
Dr Shabbir has clearly shown in his namaz article that this is an alien practice that was introduced by the Zoroastrians so how can he state that we must “humbly” continue with it?
Surah 41 verses 33-36.
Who is better in speech than one who calls (men) to Allah, works righteousness, and says,
"I am of those who bow in Islam. Nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (evil) with what is better: Then will he whom had between you and him hatred become as it were your friend and intimate! And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint, - none but persons of the greatest good fortune. And if (at any time) an incitement to discord is made to thee by the Evil One, seek refuge in Allah. He is the One Who hears and knows all things.
Surah 5 verses 99-104
The Messenger’s duty is but to proclaim (the message). But Allah knows all that you reveal and you conceal. Say: "Not equal are things that are bad and things that are good, even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle you; so fear Allah, O you that understand; that (so) you may prosper." O you who believe! Ask not questions about things which, if made plain to you, may cause you trouble. But if you ask about things when the Quran is being revealed, they will be made plain to you, Allah will forgive those: for Allah is Oft- forgiving, Most Forbearing. Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account lost their faith. It was not Allah who instituted (superstitions like those of) a slit-ear she- camel, or a she-camel let loose for free pasture, or idol sacrifices for twin-births in animals, or stallion-camels freed from work: It is blasphemers who invent a lie against Allah, but most of them lack wisdom. When it is said to them: "Come to what Allah hath revealed; come to the Messenger. They say: "Enough for us are the ways we found our fathers following." What! Even though their fathers were void of knowledge and guidance?”
Our fathers gave us namaz and it is up to us to stand firm for justice and truth; to educate the lost sheep of the house of Islam in the true way of life ordained by Allah which is found only in the Quran.
May Allah Guide us