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Re: Salaat, rukoo and sujood
By:Naushad P.
Date: Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 10:29 am
In Response To: Re: Salaat - edited (Dr Shabbir)

Dear Dr.Saab,

Salamun Alaikum.
I have a query which I have been unable to answer for myself. Perhaps a discussion on this forum can help:

As brother Jawaid has described in his post, the word salaat comes with various meanings depending on the context. There are certain verses in which along with salaat, the words 'ruku' & 'sujood' are mentioned. The fact that these words are mentioned separately, and given that Allah chose His words wisely, there has to be an underlying meaning & significance in the 'distinct' usage of these two words.

If we think that there are figurative meanings of these words, then the distinction is not needed. Either word is sufficient to convey the figurative concept. However, I feel that we need to examine the verses for their literal aspect, as there cannot be wasted words in the Quran.

2:43 mentions salaat with rukoo
2:125 mentions rukoo and sujood
4:102 mentions salaat with sujood and
4:103 talks of salaat at appointed times
5:58 mentions call to prayer (this reinforces the appointed time concept ?)
9:112 mentions rukoo & sujood
22:26 mentions rukoo & sujood
22:77 talks of rukoo & sajda

Thanks & regards,
Naushad

Messages In This Thread

Salaat
Hicham -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 4:41 pm
Re: Salaat - Is Not Ritual Prayer
*Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:25 pm
Re: Salaat - Masjid
*Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:34 pm
Re: Salaat - Musalleen vs Namaazis
*Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:40 pm
Re: Salaat - The Praying Ones
*Dr Shabbir -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:42 pm
Re: Salaat
Hicham -- Sunday, 31 January 2010, 9:44 pm
Re: Salaat
UmeAimon -- Monday, 1 February 2010, 7:59 am
Re: Salaat
Jawaid Ahmed -- Monday, 1 February 2010, 4:27 pm
Re: Salaat - edited
Dr Shabbir -- Monday, 1 February 2010, 6:50 pm
Re: Salaat, rukoo and sujood
Naushad P. -- Wednesday, 3 February 2010, 10:29 am
Re: Salaat, rukoo and sujood
Jawaid Ahmed -- Thursday, 4 February 2010, 9:59 am
Re: Salaat - Is Not Ritual Prayer
Mubashir -- Monday, 1 February 2010, 2:41 pm
Re: Salaat - Is Not Ritual Prayer
AmirAbbass -- Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 12:49 pm
Re: Salaat - Is Not Ritual Prayer
ayyub -- Monday, 22 March 2010, 11:31 pm
Re: Salaat - Is Not Ritual Prayer
Dr Shabbir -- Tuesday, 23 March 2010, 2:36 pm