According to Hadith Mongers God ordained 50 ritual prayers daily for Muslims when the Prophet ascended to heavens to meet with God during the night of Mairaj !
Then they show a hadith of Bukhari narrated by Abu Dhar which shows 12 ½ Salats instead of five!
Abu Dhar is the same person who narrated 5 prayers hadith.
Narrated Abu Dhar:
Vol. 1, Book 8, Hadith 345
At first Almighty God prescribed 50 prayers for the Muslims .
Then , Almighty God made it half , i.e., now 50/2 = 25 prayers for Muslims.
Then again Almighty God reduced it to another half , i.e., 25/2 = 12 ½ prayers for Muslims .
According to this Hadith Muslims are suppose to perform 12 ½ prayers every day which does not make any sense!
According to this man made hadith Prophet was descending, Prophet Moses told him of the impossibility of the situation and sent Muhammad back again and again. Imagine the Prophet bargaining with God! Repeated visits to and fro then bring the number down from 50 to 25 and finally 5!
Same Hadith Mongers then show us quote from the hadith, according to which Prophet said “Pray as you have seen me praying” But there is not a single hadith which gives us method of how he prayed!
I can guarantee that no one can ever learn how to pray from the man made hadiths. There are hundreds of hadiths that tell bits and pieces of different stories about how to pray. The best that the Persians Imams of our time can come up is the hadith that reports the Prophet as saying “PRAY AS YOU SEE ME PRAYING”. Well, according to this hadith, we should do the same. We should pray as we “SEE THE PROPHET PRAYING”. I am sure you see him praying everyday, don’t you, brothers and sisters! LOL
PRAY AS YOU HAVE SEEN ME PRAYING!
We came to the Prophet and stayed with him for twenty days and nights. We were all young and of about the same age. The Prophet was very kind and merciful. When he realized our longing for our families, he asked about our homes and the people there and we told him. Then he asked us to go back to our families and stay with them and teach them (the religion) and to order them to do good things. He also mentioned some other things which I have (remembered or [??] ) forgotten. The Prophet then added, “Pray as you have seen me praying and when it is the time for the prayer one of you should pronounce the Adhan and the oldest of you should lead the prayer.
Sahih al-Bukhari 631
Vol. 1, Book 11, Hadith 604
Is there any hadith in which the Prophet of God actually DEMONSTRATED to believers as to how to pray?
I mean, isn’t a teacher supposed to demonstrate rather than just saying “Pray as you see me praying”. Don’t you notice many hadiths that begin with “he saw/heard the Prophet doing that”. Does just seeing a teacher doing something make a teacher excellent? Isn’t a teacher supposed to hold classes, formal training sessions?
If you go through these hadiths related to Prayer, you will note that most of these hadiths are just answers to people’s questions—no actual ‘TEACHING’ by the Prophet is seen in these stories because there is not a single report that he ever gathered people, held a former class or session teaching them how to pray. Still they call all these hadiths ‘TEACHING’.
Here is one of the famous “Sahih” (whatever that means) in which the Prophet actually TAUGHT a believer how to pray COMPREHENSIVELY.
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man entered the mosque and started praying while Allah’s Messenger was sitting somewhere in the mosque. Then (after finishing the prayer) the man came to the Prophet and greeted him. The Prophet said to him, “Go back and pray, for you have not prayed. The man went back, and having prayed, he came and greeted the Prophet. The Prophet after returning his greetings said, “Go back and pray, for you did not pray.” On the third time the man said, “(O Allah’s Messenger!) teach me (how to pray).” The Prophet said, “When you get up for the prayer, perform the ablution properly and then face the Qibla and say Takbir (Allahu Akbar), and then recite of what you know of the Qur’an, and then bow, and remain in this state till you feel at rest in bowing, and then raise your head and stand straight; and then prostrate till you feel at rest in prostration, and then sit up till you feel at rest while sitting; and then prostrate again till you feel at rest in prostration; and then get up and stand straight, and do all this in all your prayers.”
Sahih al-Bukhari 6667
Vol. 8, Book 78, Hadith 660
This hadith is allegedly in response to someone who could not do the Prayer “properly” and the Prophet “corrected” him. Study this hadith and you will note that:
Before the Prayer, you must do Ablution/wudu.
Face the Qibla and do the Takbir (Allahu Akbar).
Recite Sura Fatiha and then some other sura/passage from the Qur’an.
Bow till you feel at rest in bowing, then stand straight.
Prostrate till you feel at rest in prostration.
Then sit up till you feel at rest while sitting.
Then prostrate again till you feel at rest in prostration
The get up and stand straight and complete the prayer.
This is how the Prophet (allegedly) taught how to offer the “Prayer”!
NOW the following points can EASILY be extracted from this Hadith:
There is ONLY ONE Rak’at in the Prayer (ALL the Prayers)?
There is No mention of what to say during bowing?
There is No mention of what to say during Prostration?
There is No mention of Tashahhud after rising from the Prostration?
There is NO “Tasleem” or any special way how to end the Prayer?
There is no instruction of turning face left and right at the end of the Prayer?
SO HOW DO THE “MUSLIMS” PRAY TODAY?
Do they follow this particular Hadith?
They follow the same mullahs and Imams they ALWAYS follow. For them, Mullahs and Imams are ABOVE the Qur’an. Mullah and Imams use hadiths ONLY if it suits him and his power.
It is very clear that invented five prayers performed by so called Muslims were created from the hybrid religions of Zoroastrians and Judaism during Abbasid Caliphate by Persian Imams who collected these hadiths for the kings and rulers of that time. These invented prayers have nothing to do with the Salat mentioned in the Quran.
THE FIVE DAILY PRAYERS/NAMÁZ/NEMÖ AND THE MONTH OF BAHMAN IN ZOROASTRIANISM
HOW SALAT BECAME PERSIAN NIMAZ?
There was not one single man who introduced the Namaz deception into Islam. Obviously, no one man could. Such conspiracies have to be state-sponsored in order to get hold of the masses. Think of the history of Christianity for a moment. The Pauline doctrine was not canonized until Emperor Constantine supported it at the Conference of Nicea in 325 CE.
THE IMAMIST CONSPIRACY OF NAMAZ
Please remind yourself of the famous weird tale of the Prophet ascending to heavens to meet with Allah, the so-called Me’raj. Is not Allah Omnipresent? The “Imams” of Hadith want us to believe that Allah ordained 50 ritual prayers daily for Muslims on that occasion. As the exalted Prophet was descending, Prophet Moses told him of the impossibility of the situation and sent Muhammad back again and again. Imagine the Prophet bargaining with God! Repeated visits to and fro then bring the number down to 40, 30, 20, 10, and finally 5! Moses wanted him to make one more trip but Muhammad felt shy to bargain any further. Was this Hadith, in addition to promoting ritualism, fabricated to prove Moses’ farsightedness over Muhammad? Only an extremely gullible mind would accept this nonsense.
The later Persian Imams built upon this tale and formulated the current Namaz. They received strong support from the Persian Zoroastrian mother of Khalifa Haroon Rasheed, Khaizran (d. 789 CE). Haroon’s Zoroastrian viziers, the Baramika were only too happy to join hands with the royal mother, Khaizran.
So, it was she who “canonized” Namaz according to the desires of the Criminal Imams in 153 AH (773 CE). Her main philosopher was Imam Al-Khalil bin Ahmad Shikoh, the first ever compiler of Arabic to Persian dictionary, Al-‘Ain.
Why was Imam Hanbal flogged? Now, Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal is reported to have been flogged by Khalifa Mamun son of Haroon because Hanbal supposedly insisted that the Qur’an being the Word of God was Ghair Makhlooq (non-creation). No Sir! No Madam! That wasn’t it. It was too trivial a debate. Hanbal got flogged because he saw and opposed the Persian Namaz (Bandagi or Gah) being incorporated into Islam.
Another point of interest: Khaizran spent a fortune on her project and distributed one million gold coins and 65 million silver coins among her subjects to propagate the ‘canonized’ Namaz. References are given in the next heading.
– Less than 5% Muslims “perform” Namaz and they keep announcing their prayers. No one can say or says, “I have established Salat.” Yet, most Muslims keep arguing about Namaz.
Experiment: Call a random gathering of Muslims anywhere for Namaz under completely unexpected circumstances. You will notice almost all of them joining the lines, most of them without Wudhu (Ablution)!
WHAT EXACTLY WAS NAMAZ (RITUAL SALAT)
As far as I have been able to analytically search our history and Hadith, following was the probable situation in the life-time of the exalted Prophet and Sahaba Karam.
– Ritual prayer or Namaz was a small part of Aqamatis-Salat, i.e. establishing the System that facilitates the following of Divine Commands.
2:43 And establish the Divine System, and set up the Just Economic Order in the society. And bow with others who bow to these Commands.
[9:119, 89:27-30. Salat = To follow closely, like a runners-up (Musalli) follows the winning horse (Saabiq). ‘Aqimussalat’ = Establish the System that facilitates the following of Divine Commands]
– The ritual prayer was always congregational.
– The frequency and timing of the congregations were determined by the State as needed. It was never fixed as five times a day ritual.
– Namaz was performed with the Imam (Central or local government official) reciting some verses from the Qur’an relevant to the situation at hand as the congregation sat listening to the Imam.
– Masjid was not a temple of worship. It was the Assembly, the School, the Municipalty, the Parliament and the Government House. So, after that recitation, the leader would discuss real issues about the community, entertain questions, present bills, announce decisions of the Shura (Counsel) and the Assembly would legislate. People came up with their ideas for betterment of the society. Masjid was also the place where the leader was elected.
Some references on the above two headings:
1-Haroon Wa Baramikatil Faras by Sheikhul Ifta Salman bin Abu Qasim Baghdadi. Vol 1 pg 31-55
2-Meezan-il-Faris by Hujjatullah Abdul Qadir Ali Al-Moosvi pg 249-261
3-Takmilatil Lughatal ‘Ain ‘Urfa by Al-Ustaz Jalaluddin Al-Ash’ari on Imam Al-Khalil ibn Ahmad Shikoh Tabrezi vol 2 pg 3-5
4- Mujahid-al-Munafiq Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal by Abdul Muhsin bin Mullah Ali Al-Qari, pg 67-135)
HOW QUICKLY WAS THE RITUAL SALAT WAS CHANGED?
Anas bin Malik (A Companion or Sahabi) said, “I do not find (now-a-days) things as they were (practiced) at the time of the Prophet.” Somebody said “The prayer (is as it was)”. Anas said, “Have you not done in the prayer what you have done?”
Sahih al-Bukhari 529
Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 507
Narrated Az-Zuhri that he visited Anas bin Malik at Damascus and found him weeping and asked him why he was weeping. He replied, “I do not know anything which I used to know during the life-time of Allah’s Apostle except this prayer which is being lost (not being offered as it should be).”
Sahih al-Bukhari 530
Vol. 1, Book 10, Hadith 507
The comments “Have you not done in the prayer what you have done?”, and the “Lost Prayer” indicate that something went wrong with the SALAT soon after the companions of the Prophet (Sahaba Karam) died.