PROPHET MOHAMMAD'S MANNER OF PERFORMING PRAYERS
(May peace and blessings of Allah be on him)
By His Eminence SHEIKH ABDUL AZIZ IBN ABDULLAH IBN BAZ
All praise be to Allah alone, and may His peace and blessings be upon His messenger and bondsman our Prophet Mohammed, his family and his companions. The objective of this concise pamphlet is to explain how prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to perform his prayers. I would like to present this explanation to every male and female Muslim so that they may strive to take up the Prophet's manner in performing their prayers as a model for them. It was narrated by A1 Bukhari that Prophet Mohammed (Peace and blessings of Allah be on him) had said: "Perform your prayers in the same manner you had seen me doing." Therefore, here is the explanation for the Prophet's manner of prayer: 1. To perform completely the ablution, adopting the method commanded by Allah in the Quran: "O ye who believe, when ye prepare for prayer, wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the elbows, rub your heads(with water) and (wash) your feet to the ankles."(S:6) The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) said: "Prayer without ablution is invalid." 2. To turn one's face and whole body towards the Ka'aba, The Holy House at Makkah, intending by heart to perform the prayer which he wants to fulfill, whether it is an obligatory prayer or a supererogatory prayer, the worshipper in all cases, should not pronounce his intention openly, because neither the Prophet nor his companions used to utter the intention for prayer. Thus, pronouncing the intention for prayer in audible voice is a heresy and an illicit action. Whether the individual be an Imam or performs his prayer individually, he should make (A Sutra) i.e. a curtain for his prayer.
Directing the face towards the Qibla (The Ka'aba at Makkah) is an imperative condition for every prayer. However, there are few exceptions for this rule explained in authoritative books for whom who wish to refer. 3. To pronounce "Takbirat A1 Ihram" that is to say "Allahu Akbar" celebrating by that the greatness of Allah and looking meanwhile, downwards to the place where he will prostrate. 4. To raise one's hands up to the level of the shoulders or near to the lobes of his ears, while pronouncing "Takbirat Al Ihram". 5. To put one's right hand over his left hand and left wrist, and put them both over his chest, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to do. 6. It is advisable that the worshipper recite this opening supplication saying: "Allahumma bald bayni wa bayena khatayaya kama boadta bayena al mashriki wal maghribi, Allahumma naqqiniy min khatayaya kama yonaqa al thawbo alabyndo min aldans.. Allahumma igysilniy min khatayaya bilmai wathalgi walbarad." This supplication means: "O Allah, separate me from my sins as You have separated the east and west. O Allah, cleanse me of my sins as the white rope is cleansed from dirt. O Allah, wash off my sins with water, snow and hail." Or, may say instead: "Sobhanaka Allahumma wa bihamdika wa~abaraka Ismoka wata'la jaddoka wala ilaha ghayroka" "Praise and glory be to Allah. Blessed be Your Name, exalted be Your Majesty and Glory. There is no god but You." Or he may say any other supplications which the Prophet, (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) used to say in his prayers. It is better to recite these supplications alternately, the first one in the morning prayer "Fajr", the second in the noon prayer "Zuhr", each one by turn. in conformity with what the Prophet used to do. After reciting the opening supplication, the worshipper says: "Aouzo billahi min al shaytani r ragim Which means: "I seek protection of Allah against the accursed Satan." Then says: "Bism illahi Rahmani Raheem"
Which means: "In the name of Allah, the All Merciful, the All Compassionate." and recites the Fatiha (The opening Sura of the glorious Quran). Prophet Mohammed, may peace and...
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In Gibran’s time, all the women were beginning to rebel. They all began to wear shorter skirts, tight corsets, and pants; they also cut their hair into a ‘bob,’ the blunt, chin-length hair. The girls also began to wear cosmetics to attract older boys. They became sex symbols to men and icons to women; that is when it started becoming truly insignificant whether one had a good personality or not. Gibran did not interpret the 1920s views the same way others did; he repeatedly used imagery to convey...
...Manners and etiquette
.Importance of Good Manners
“With Americans, anything goes.” It seems that Americans are quite casual and don’t care much about their behaviors. Most Americans attitudes about good manners relate to showing respect and consideration for others. They believe that all people are entitled to equal opportunity and respect. So no one is privileged and no one is worthless. A person who acts in a humble and timid way will make his/her friends feel quite uncomfortable. On the other hand, an aggressive and dominating person will have trouble keeping American friends. A well mannered person does not intrude into other’s private space. Most Americans dislike coming into physical contact with strangers and an accidental touch requires an apology. Strangers should avoid eye contact because staring is considered an invasion of privacy. When meeting people you know, you are expected to greet them briefly and informally by saying “hi” “hello”，and “how are you”. Actually if a person says “how are you” to you, he doesn’t want to know your physical condition, but only wants to show his politeness. This is quite similar to what we Chinese traditionally mean when one is asked “have you eaten yet？”
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In articulatory phonetics, the manner of articulation is the configuration and interaction of the articulators (speech organs such as the tongue, lips, and palate) when making a speech sound. One parameter of manner is stricture, that is, how closely the speech organs approach one another. Others include those involved in the r-like sounds (taps and trills), and the sibilancy of fricatives.
The concept of manner is mainly used in discussion of consonants, although the movement of the articulators will also greatly alter the resonant properties of the vocal tract, thereby changing the formant structure of speech sounds that is crucial for the identification of vowels. For consonants, the place of articulation and the degree of phonation of voicing are considered separately from manner, as being independent parameters. Homorganic consonants, which have the same place of articulation, may have different manner of articulation. Often nasality and laterality are included in manner, but some phoneticians, such as Peter Ladefoged, consider them to be independent. Individual manners[edit source | editbeta]
Stop, an oral occlusive, where there is occlusion (blocking) of the oral vocal tract, and no nasal air flow, so the air flow stops completely. Examples include English /p t k/ (voiceless) and /b d ɡ/ (voiced). If the consonant is voiced, the voicing is...
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The prophetic ministry begins in the presence of the Lord. This aspect of the ministry is well described in Jeremiah's challenge to the false prophets.
Which of them has stood in the council of the Lord to see or to hear his word? If they had stood in his council they would have proclaimed his words to his people and they would have turned from their evil ways and from their evil deeds. Jeremiah 23:18,22.
When the prophet knows the heart and mind of the Lord, he speaks the word of the Lord to his people. He stands before the people as one who has stood before God. Because his words come from the heart of God they are powerful and effective.
A prophet can undertake a huge variety of roles. This is an expression of the creativity of God. A prophet may act in every role occasionally, but mostly he will move in one or two of these roles. Prayer will be important for every ministry. No two prophets should be the same, but each should be a reflection of God's creativity and calling.
The call of a prophet usually but not always includes his job description (John and Paula Sanford - The Elijah Task p.42).
Some of the roles...
...Individual and universal manners
Does your country have individual manners? Or do they have universal
manners? I think there are individual good manners, and there are also
universal good manners. For example, lots of countries say please and thank
you, and also shake hands when they greet someone.
In America, for table manners, they don’t slurp on the table and it is because it
sounds bad. They also do not put their elbows on the table. Also, they shouldn’t
put phones or other distracting things on the table. In Korea, they shouldn’t eat
until the adults eat first because it is not good manners if you eat all of the
food even though the adults have eaten anything and you shouldn’t leave food
because leaving food means that you didn’t enjoy the food. In America, they say
‘bless you’ after someone sneezes and say ‘excuse me’ after you burp or fart.
The reason why they say ‘bless you’ is because sneezing means that they might
have a cold and they are blessing them by saying ‘bless you’. They also hold the
door open for the next person who is coming in.
In Korea, people bow to adults to greet them and if you do not bow, the adults
might think you are rude. They also have to say honorific words to grown-ups
and it is very rude to say non-honorific words to them. Also, when you are trying
to give a grown-up something, you have to give it with both hands...
...September 15, 2013
Johnny use to open the door for Alice and it was more than okay, it was expected. Now if Johnny tries to open the door, one of two things can happen. Either Alice will be offended because she is equal and perfectly capable of opening the door on her own. Or, Alice assumes that he is trying to make a move on her and sums him up as a pervert. This situation brings up the questions: What has our culture done to the art of manners? And how are manners viewed in our society today?
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