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Has the way of Praying namaaz changed since the time of Mohammed ur Rasool Allah (saws)?

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Has the Way of Praying Namaaz changed from the way it was performed in the time of Muhammed(Saws)

 

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Has the way of Praying namaaz changed since the time of Mohammed ur Rasool Allah (saws)?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and who-ever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 


Allah Subhanah commanded in the Quran to the believers to establish prayer. The Messenger of Allah (saws) himself prayed and taught the believers how to perform the prayers.

 

The prayers and how to pray them have not changed from the way it was performed by the Messenger of Allah (saws). The foundation of the prayers, like wudu, the number of prayers (fajr, zuhr, asr, Magrib, isha), the number of rakah in each prayer, the qiyaam (standing in prayer and praying Surah Fateha and other aayahs), the rukuh, the sujood, the tashahood, the sitting between the rakahs, the salaams to complete the prayer, etc. have not changed. These are the fard aspects of the prayers, without which the prayers would be invalid have not changed at all, and all the sects of Islam are unanimous in this.

 

There are some minor differences, like folding the hands or keeping them straight; like saying ameen after the Surah Fateha in a loud voice, or keeping silent; etc., on which some muslims differ. These are small differences, which do hold have a bearing on guidance or mis-guidance, and doing it either way does not make the prayer invalid. And the only reason the people differed is because the Messenger of Allah (saws) did pray at times with his hands folded, and also prayed at times with his hands by his side, and thus both are allowed. If one prays with his hands folded, or even with his hands straight by his sides, and his intention is to follow the Sunnah of the Messenger (saws), his prayers will Insha Allah be accepted by Allah Subhanah.

 

Thus the truth is that the way of praying salaat has not fundamentally changed. All the fard aspects of the prayers, without which the prayers would become invalid, are exactly the same as prayed by the Messenger of Allah (saws).

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

 

 

 

 


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