Issues about the way we offer Salat [the prayer]:
We need to remember that Allah says not to go near Salat if our minds are "under influence" (messed up) as we must understand what we utter. Problem is majority of Muslims go through Salat in Arabic and do not understand what they are saying (except for those who have memorized a few short suras with meaning). Praying behind Imams, the Imam recites and those not knowing Arabic have no clue.Â
Second: We are asked in the Quran to offer Salat neither too loudly nor in a low tone but adopt a middle tone. Well, when we offer salat at home, we do it quietly and in the masjid, a few Salat are offered quietly as well.Â
Another point: While in the sitting position we greet the blessed Messenger as he were present sitting in front of us. How does that make sense?
As for call to prayer, washing before prayers, there are differences between Shias and Sunnis. Whose prayer is close to the blessed Prophet ?
What was the Salat Shuaib was talking about which prevented people from being dishonest in their business dealings? What is the Salat of the birds?
- food for [further thought] !