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Re: Namaz / Salaat
By:jawaid ahmed,uk
Date: Monday, 26 March 2012, 8:45 am
In Response To: Re: Namaz / Salaat (Mubashir, Canada)

Majority are not always right.

Only someone with a human personality needs their egos massaging with acts of worship and adoration, Praise the Lord! Since Allah is beyond all of that, then namaz should be for our benefit. I have had namaz described as a five time’s daily reminder of our duty to Allah, but it goes on without reminding us of His instructions. IF namaz was about reading different verses of the Quran in a language we understand, THEN there would be some benefit [just like the five times a week Bible study of the Jehovah’s Witnesses do in their kingdom halls, who can beat hands down the majority of Muslims on quoting scripture!], but it is not even that!

‘Ibadah = Obeying God by serving His creation = Worship? - Applies in the sense of ‘worship’ to idols only.

MANASIK = Ways of service and devotion to God, especially during Hajj (with camel sacrifice by some as needed for the congregation to be self-sufficient in food resource.) = Being of service to God by achieving human unity, and thus being of service to all mankind.
Ref: Mufridaat e Raghib

The choice is between the definition given above or those below [the heavenly verses the hell]

Worship
place for the celebration of (due) rites
devotional acts
ceremonies
performing religious and other devotional services
show us our rituals/methods of worship
rules of worship

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Namaz / Salaat
Bilal Jamil, Oman -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 7:18 am
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 12:34 pm
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Husna Jamil, Bulgaria -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 2:51 pm
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Bilal Jamil, Oman -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 3:45 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 4:20 pm
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UZAIR GHOLE -- Wednesday, 28 March 2012, 4:12 pm
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Irfan -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 7:24 pm
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Parween Iqbal, Holland -- Saturday, 24 March 2012, 12:00 am
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Irfan -- Saturday, 24 March 2012, 1:46 am
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saed -- Sunday, 25 March 2012, 7:34 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 3:46 pm
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Bilal Jamil, Oman -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 4:31 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 4:00 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 5:59 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 10:02 pm
Namaz / Salaat / Manasik
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 24 March 2012, 12:42 am
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 26 March 2012, 8:45 am
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Fatimah, Malaysia -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 11:55 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Monday, 26 March 2012, 7:55 am
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Fatimah, Malaysia -- Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:16 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Monday, 26 March 2012, 3:01 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 1:48 pm
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Mubashir, Canada -- Tuesday, 27 March 2012, 3:27 pm
Namaz / Salaat - Al-Ma'oon
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 23 March 2012, 6:18 pm