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Salat Congregations
By:Dr Shabbir, Florida
Date: Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:42 pm
In Response To: Salat (Tony Yunus Baker, NZ)

17:110 Say, "Call upon God, or call upon the Beneficent: By whatever name you call upon Him, to Him belong the best names and attributes of perfection. And do not be too loud in your prayer, nor speak in a voice too low, but follow a way between. [7:180]

Salaat prayer used to be only congregational and held only 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 short 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 Namaz.]

Messages In This Thread

QXP & Ourbeacon
Tony Yunus Baker, NZ -- Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:27 pm
Congregational prayers
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:28 pm
Re: QXP & Ourbeacon
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:35 pm
Salat
Tony Yunus Baker, NZ -- Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:40 pm
Salat Congregations
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 22 February 2020, 9:42 pm
Re: Salat
Badr US -- Monday, 24 February 2020, 8:02 pm