Reverend Dr. W. St. Clair Tisdall of UK wrote a book "The Original Sources of the Qur'an", in the early 1900s.
THE ORIGINAL SOURCES OF THE QUR'AN
THE REV. W. ST. CLAIR TISDALL, M.A., D.D.
Author of "The Religion of the Crescent," "The Noble Eightfold Path," "Manual of Muhammadan Objections," &c., &c.
Published under the direction of the tract committee
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE
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NEW YORK: E. S. Gorham
The literary giant of India, Allama Niaz Fatehpuri (editor of NIGAR), translated the book in the 1940s as MA'AKHAZ-IL-QUR'AN.
I had read the book about 30 years ago and forgotten it. The book has remained banned in Pakistan and India for decades. Now, a friend from Lahore has very kindly sent the book to me and I have read it again. The Urdu book has been published in Lahore in 2003!
On page 176 (Urdu by Fatehpuri), Dr Tisdall states that the Muslim prayer Namaz is absolutely lewd and immoral. Christians refrain from attacking the method only because their own prayer has nothing better to offer.
See what Dr Shabbir wrote in ISLAM: THE TRUE HISTORY .....
Is Physical Prostration Immodest? The Mode of Salaat Prayer:
Hasan Basari said that physical prostration was forbidden for reasons of modesty since the Salaat prayer used to be only congregational in the Masjid with men standing on the left side and women on the right. The Salaat prayer used to begin with people standing behind the local Emir (governor) and it was completed in that posture. The Emir recited only Surah Al-Fatihah OR a few other verses relevant to the situation. Then he went ahead with the issues about community welfare and public affairs. When the assembly was adjourned, people dispersed and worked on the agreed upon decisions while engaging in their jobs or businesses. Incidentally, that also indicates that Friday was never a holiday during the early noble era of Islam.
[About physical prostration, also think how birds and other creatures would conduct their Namaaz if their Salaat is to be understood literally.]
FUNERAL PRAYER: For the sake of clarity, we can say that, according to the most ancient sources, Namaaz or ritual Salaat was observed more like the congregational funeral prayer is conducted today – one raka’at (unit) standing.
(dictated, not read)