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Re: AN IMPORTANT SURVEY
By:shahalam
Date: Thursday, 27 August 2009, 2:28 pm
In Response To: Re: AN IMPORTANT SURVEY (Dr. Shabbir)

Here are my observations.

An average Muslim spends more time in trivial matters than crucial ones that concern their life. Like in most Iftar parties after food is done, a general talked about matter is 0, 8 or 20 of Traweeh prayer. Beardless people take Traweeh more seriously than daily prayer. Reason is clear. Average beardless Muslims live a life of fear for failing to gratify the socio-Islamic pressure that stand in judgment of them. My 14 year nephew is feeling this kind of peer pressure being a member iof MSA.

Janaza Prayer is an obsessive compulsive prayer that all Janaza participants must offer because of the situation.

Some time back I had attended a Janaza service. The deceased coffin was brought to mosque in the afternoon and everybody offered Asr prayer and then the Janaza prayer. There I noticed a close friend of the deceased stayed away from Asr prayer but he did offer Janaza prayer. I asked his reasons. He said well I could answer God for avoiding Asr prayer. But if this friend of mine ever asked me in the hereafter why I did not perform his Janaza prayer, what would I say? So I covered myself.

Eid Prayers has mega attendance. This is generally held in large ground and sports arenas to accommodate everyone. In USA this is an occasion of social seduction and for ladies a dress pageant.

Traweeh Prayer 1- 8 Rikahs: Higher attendance than in normal Isha prayer of after Ramadan months.

Around 80 percent namazees quickly run away after offering 8 Rikah traweeh. Those who stay for 20 feel enhanced. Since people who leave after 8 are very large in number they reinforce each other so there is no sense of guilt.

Fajr Prayer on week days in my neighborhood mosque fills 1 to 2 lines. Most people offer this prayer while on way going to work early morning. But Fajr Prayers during Sundays and holidays are attended by merely 5 to 10 mostly retired older people. For them every day is the same day.

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Dr. Shabbir -- Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 10:42 am
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Ghulam Rasool -- Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 4:25 pm
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Dr. Shabbir -- Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 11:37 pm
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Fadil -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 8:42 am
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Dr. Shabbir -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 2:18 pm
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shahalam -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 2:28 pm
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Fadil -- Friday, 28 August 2009, 2:26 pm
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Sidqi -- Wednesday, 26 August 2009, 10:13 pm
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Dr. Shabbir -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 2:04 am
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shahpat -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 7:37 am
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Saadia Khan -- Thursday, 27 August 2009, 7:30 pm
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Zubair -- Friday, 28 August 2009, 12:42 am
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Umar -- Saturday, 29 August 2009, 8:28 pm
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Dr. Shabbir -- Saturday, 29 August 2009, 11:41 pm