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Shia vs Sunni Namaz

Sunni and Shia Namaz or salat differ from each other on the basis of actions and words involved. Sunni Muslims follow various interpretations by different schools of laws whereas Shia Muslims follow different legal traditions. Sunni Muslims follow Hanbli, Hanfi, Malikii and Shafi schools of thought whereas Shia Muslims follow Jaafri Madhhab.

Shia Muslims pray three times a day as they join two salats such as Maghrib and Isha salat together whereas Sunni Muslims pray five times a day. The two salats combined by Shia Mulsims are called the Maghrebain. Shia Muslims use a plank of wood or a hard tablet made of clay from karbala to rest their heads during prostration whereas Sunni Muslims touch their heads directly to the floor.

The other differences between Shia and Sunni salat include the position of their hands. Sunni Muslims fold their arms whereas Shia Muslims do not find it valid to fold arms during salat. There are also differences in the Athan or prayer call such as Sunni Muslims add ‘AL-SALATU KHAYRUN MINA NAWM’ in the Fajar Athan whereas Shia Muslims add ‘HAYYA ALA KHAYR AL-’AMAL.’ It is a must or Wajib for Shia to say ‘Khayr al amaal’ whereas Sunni Muslims do not consider it a must since it was stopped at the order of caliph Omar. Shia and Sunni Muslims both regard Athan as a Sunah, near Wajib or it is a must.

‘Nawm’ is a must for Sunni Athan but Shia Muslims do not say it because it was not said at the time of Prophet Muhammad and Omar. The caliph introduced it during his times. Some of the other differences between Shia and Sunni namaz are the use of word Amen. Amen is a Hebrew word and Shia scholars do not consider it Wajib whereas Sunni Muslims say amen after Surah Fatiha during namaz. Amen is a compulsory word to say after Surah Fatiha for Sunni Muslims. Shia Muslims read complete Surah or verses of Quran after Surah Fatiha whereas Sunni Muslims are not bound to read the whole Surah. They may read only a few verses or just one verse from any where in the Quran after Surah Fatiha.

There are also many other minor differences between the Shia and Sunni namaz as mentioned above. Sunni Muslims point their fingers or rotate these in circles during namaz whereas Shia Muslims do not and then Shia sit comfortably on the folded feet whereas Sunni sit on twisted foot and so on.

Summary:

1. Shia Muslims pray three times a day and combine Maghrib and Isha salat whereas Sunni Muslims pray five times a day.

2. Sunni Muslims fold their arms whereas Shia Muslims do not fold their arms during namaz.

3. Shia Muslims add ‘Khayr al amaal’ whereas Sunni Muslims add ‘Nawm.’

4. Sunni Muslims touch their heads to the ground whereas Shia Muslims use a wooden block or tablet of clay to rest their heads during prostration.

5. Shia Muslim scholars prohibit the use of word Amen during the namaz whereas Sunni Muslims consider it as a must.


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  1. Clarification:

    The reason behind praying the 5 obligatory prayers at three times is the evidence of Prophet himself doing so on numerous occasions, while in Madina, without the fear of war, weather or any other clamity. When asked, the Prophet’s explanation for his action was to make it easy on the Ummah. The Prophet combined Zuhar and Asr, and Maghrib and Isha on the above ocassions. This is mentioned in all Hadith books of Ahl-e-Sunnah.

    Shias do believe in Hadith, but unlike Sunnis, do not regard any book of Hadith to be a “Sahih” one, simply because, the only “Sahih” book on this earth is the Quran authored and revealed by Allah himself. All other books were written / narrated by human beings, who cannot be perfect. Shias accept only those Hadith to be true which do not contradict the Quran or any action of Prophet. any Hadith abiding by this hard and fast rule, whether it be in a Sunni book or a Shia book, is considered legitimate, and similarly, if a hadith does not fullfill this standard, whether narrated in a Sunni or Shia book, is discarded.

    • God gave us the times for the Salat (contact Prayers) in the Quran :

      (1) The Dawn Prayer (Fajr in Arabic) given in 11:114, 24:58
      (2) The Noon Prayer (Zuher in Arabic) , given in 17:78 and 30:18
      (3) The Afternoon Prayer (Asr in Arabic), given in 2:238
      (4) The sunset Prayer (Maghrib in Arabic), given in 11:114
      (5) The Night Prayer (Isha in Arabic), given in 24:58

      • Why do Muslims keep misquoting the Quran! The Quran does not state anywhere that there are 5 obligatory prayers. Read the relevant verse and see for yourself. The only thing ever mentioned in the Quran is that all Muslims should establish regular prayers. How the prayers are to be performed or what they should be is not mentioned in the Quran. If Allah had wanted to make Muslims follow any particular format he would have mentioned it in the Quran! He did NOT.

        God gave us the times for the Salat (contact Prayers) in the
        Quran :
        (1) The Dawn Prayer (Fajr in Arabic) given in 11:114, 24:58
        (2) The Noon Prayer (Zuher in Arabic) , given in 17:78 and 30:18
        (3) The Afternoon Prayer (Asr in Arabic), given in 2:238
        (4) The sunset Prayer (Maghrib in Arabic), given in 11:114
        (5) The Night Prayer (Isha in Arabic), given in 24:58
        Verse (11:114) Translation
        Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

        Sahih International: And establish prayer
        at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed,
        good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who
        remember.
        Pickthall: Establish worship at the two
        ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo! good deeds annul
        ill-deeds. This is reminder for the mindful.
        Yusuf Ali: And establish regular prayers at
        the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night: For those
        things, that are good remove those that are evil: Be that the word of
        remembrance to those who remember (their Lord):
        Verse (24:58) Translation
        Chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The
        Light)

        Sahih International: O you who have
        believed, let those whom your right hands possess and those who have
        not [yet] reached puberty among you ask permission of you [before
        entering] at three times: before the dawn prayer and when you put aside
        your clothing [for rest] at noon and after the night prayer. [These
        are] three times of privacy for you. There is no blame upon you nor
        upon them beyond these [periods], for they continually circulate among
        you – some of you, among others. Thus does Allah make clear to you the
        verses; and Allah is Knowing and Wise.
        Pickthall: O ye who believe! Let your
        slaves, and those of you who have not come to puberty, ask leave of you
        at three times (before they come into your presence): Before the prayer
        of dawn, and when ye lay aside your raiment for the heat of noon, and
        after the prayer of night. Three times of privacy for you. It is no sin
        for them or for you at other times, when some of you go round attendant
        upon others (if they come into your presence without leave). Thus Allah
        maketh clear the revelations for you. Allah is Knower, Wise.
        Yusuf Ali: O ye who believe! let those whom
        your right hands possess, and the (children) among you who have not
        come of age ask your permission (before they come to your presence), on
        three occasions: before morning prayer; the while ye doff your clothes
        for the noonday heat; and after the late-night prayer: these are your
        three times of undress: outside those times it is not wrong for you or
        for them to move about attending to each other: Thus does Allah make
        clear the Signs to you: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.
        Verse (17:78) Translation
        Chapter (17) sūrat l-isrā (The
        Night Journey)

        Sahih International: Establish prayer at
        the decline of the sun [from its meridian] until the darkness of the
        night and [also] the Qur’an of dawn. Indeed, the recitation of dawn is
        ever witnessed.
        Pickthall: Establish worship at the going
        down of the sun until the dark of night, and (the recital of) the
        Qur’an at dawn. Lo! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn is ever
        witnessed.
        Yusuf Ali: Establish regular prayers – at
        the sun’s decline till the darkness of the night, and the morning
        prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the morning carry
        their testimony.
        Verse (30:18) Translation
        Chapter (30) sūrat l-rūm (The
        Romans)

        Sahih International: And to Him is [due
        all] praise throughout the heavens and the earth. And [exalted is He]
        at night and when you are at noon.
        Pickthall: Unto Him be praise in the
        heavens and the earth! – and at the sun’s decline and in the noonday.
        Yusuf Ali: Yea, to Him be praise, in the
        heavens and on earth; and in the late afternoon and when the day begins
        to decline.
        Verse (2:238) Translation
        Chapter (2) sūrat l-baqarah (The
        Cow)

        Sahih International: Maintain with care the
        [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand
        before Allah , devoutly obedient.
        Pickthall: Be guardians of your prayers,
        and of the midmost prayer, and stand up with devotion to Allah.
        Yusuf Ali: Guard strictly your (habit of)
        prayers, especially the Middle Prayer; and stand before Allah in a
        devout (frame of mind).
        Verse (11:114) Translation
        Chapter (11) sūrat hūd (Hud)

        Sahih International: And establish prayer
        at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed,
        good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who
        remember.
        Pickthall: Establish worship at the two
        ends of the day and in some watches of the night. Lo! good deeds annul
        ill-deeds. This is reminder for the mindful.
        Yusuf Ali: And establish regular prayers at
        the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night: For those
        things, that are good remove those that are evil: Be that the word of
        remembrance to those who remember (their Lord):

        Verse (24:58) Translation
        Chapter (24) sūrat l-nūr (The
        Light)

        Sahih International: O you who have
        believed, let those whom your right hands possess and those who have
        not [yet] reached puberty among you ask permission of you [before
        entering] at three times: before the dawn prayer and when you put aside
        your clothing [for rest] at noon and after the night prayer. [These
        are] three times of privacy for you. There is no blame upon you nor
        upon them beyond these [periods], for they continually circulate among
        you – some of you, among others. Thus does Allah make clear to you the
        verses; and Allah is Knowing and Wise.
        Pickthall: O ye who believe! Let your
        slaves, and those of you who have not come to puberty, ask leave of you
        at three times (before they come into your presence): Before the prayer
        of dawn, and when ye lay aside your raiment for the heat of noon, and
        after the prayer of night. Three times of privacy for you. It is no sin
        for them or for you at other times, when some of you go round attendant
        upon others (if they come into your presence without leave). Thus Allah
        maketh clear the revelations for you. Allah is Knower, Wise.
        Yusuf Ali: O ye who believe! let those whom
        your right hands possess, and the (children) among you who have not
        come of age ask your permission (before they come to your presence), on
        three occasions: before morning prayer; the while ye doff your clothes
        for the noonday heat; and after the late-night prayer: these are your
        three times of undress: outside those times it is not wrong for you or
        for them to move about attending to each other: Thus does Allah make
        clear the Signs to you: for Allah is full of knowledge and wisdom.

      • Peace be with you guys as well

        We find that there are only 3 names of Salats in the Quran, (i.e Fajr, Esha, Wusta (24:58 & 2:238)). This means that there has to be only 3 Salats. This is because the Quran states that it is not missing anything (6:38), and so, if there is 3 NAMES of Salats mentioned, then logically, there has to be 3 Salats.
        Furthermore, we also find 3 prayers in the previous scriptures:
        -Psalm 55:17
        -Daniel 6:10)
        -New Testament’s 3 times for prayer 3rth, 6th, and 9th hours\

        Moreover, some Jews today still do 3 daily prayer services in most days.
        Also, Shia Muslims still combine salat into 3 times per day.

    • MashaALLAH.Very well clarified. JazakALLAH brother

  2. Its also a matter that Sunni & Shia Mulims way to stand in Namaz. Sunni round fold their hands & Shia stands leaving their hands streight. Sunny books claim that Hazrat Omer (RA) introduces fold hands way for Namaz in his Khilafat Period. Book name is Al-Farooq written by Allama Shibly Nomani.

  3. May Allah give hedayah to all of us muslims Sunni or Shia, but one thing is eating my brain

    Why do shias hit themselfs with sorts of knifes hanging on chains when Hazrat hussain was killed while he was fighting against the enemies. you can cry, you can prayer and prayer day and night but why do you hit yourself even if it is a hit in the chest.

    it is mentioned in the Quran that you cannot harm yourself at all no matter what you cant even cry over someones dead body as the dead person will notified and wont be in a good situation. if your trying to show love for him then go fight with jews and get Shaheed go kill and fight against them people who are giving a bad name to muslims and get sloughtered in jihad. common we should be uniteddddddddddddd one muslims Allah subahano watalla says in the Quran there will be 73 sects in islam everyone will be heading to hell fire only one sect will go to paradise the ones who belive in The Quran, Hadith, the sunnah of prophet Muhammed SAW, Ahl Al Bai and the sahabas (The companions of prophet muhammed saw.

    there was lots of prophets who passes away before prophet muhammed SAW so may allah forgive me prophet muhammed should go and hit him self because of it?

    no hard feelings as far as i have information you people hit youself because when hussain got slaughtered your tribe didnt help his army so therefore you lot hiting yourself.

    if i am mistaking please correct me.

    • salaam,
      first of all brother/sister, this is off topic and its not the first time someone has objected to it, but there are various sites explaining this misconception among our sunni and even some shi’a brothers. Let me see if I can locate them for you.

      1st: “Then came forward his wife in grief, she smote her face and said (what! I) An old barren woman?” Quran 51:29
      2nd: we find from ale-sunnah traditions that on the demise of the prophet, Aisha beat her chest and slapped her face (matam)
      ——————————————————————————————————————
      As narrated by al Tabari in History Volume 9 page 183 (English translation by Ismail Poonawala):
      Abbas narrates:

      “I heard Ayesha saying “The Messenger of God died on my bosom during my turn, I did not wrong anyone in regard to him. It was because of my ignorance and youthfulness that the Messenger of God died while he was in my lap. Then I laid his head on a pillow and got up beating my chest and slapping my face along with the women”.
      Ibn Katheer al Nasibi in al Bidayah wa al Nihayah Volume 5 page 420 published by Nafees Academy Karachi records the event as follows:
      “Rasulullah (s) died while he was in my lap. Then I laid his head on a pillow and got up beating my face along with other women”.
      Bidayah wa al Nihayah, Volume 5, page 420
      ——————————————————————————————————————–
      3rd: Holy prophet asked the women of the area if they could perform matam for his uncle hamza as he had no one to weep over his body.

      4th: We read in Ahl’ul Sunnah’s authority work Ma’arij al Nubuwwah, Chapter 1 page 248:

      “Adam was so distressed that he smashed his hands onto his knees and the skin from his hands caused gashes from which bone could be seen”.

      For a clear detailed information on the subject of matam, if you take some time to go through some evidential stuff, please visit the site below:
      http://www.answering-ansar.org/answers/azadari/en/chap9.php

      In summary: if hitting one’s self is with the intention of harming yourself, it against the prescription of Islam. hitting yourself out of grief over your loved isn’t.

      May Allah guide us all on the right path.

    • lol lol lol wow belive you me forums like this is enough to put any one off im a muslum im not a sect 73 sect and one will go through brothers and sisters i dont belive this and never will some people pray like this some people pray like that dont go to this masjid cuz they like this dont listen to him or her i think some people need to grow up and get a life i have converted a brother do you think after 35 years of him trying to find the truth searching for allah im going to tell him now that there is 73 sects and he better find the right one or his going to hell

    • Yes imama HUSSAIN A.S is imam ALI A.S SON AND PROPHET S.A.W.S IS HIS MOTHER’S FATHER HE IS the 3rd imam and he was killed even a single drop of water was not given to him and the most heartbreaking fact is that he was shaheed to save ISLAM and the person to ordered to kill him and was also involved was yazeed ibne muawiya he was also a mulsim if u hav any doubt regarding this matter u can refer various books riwayats and we do not harm ourself with knifes and watever u say it i’ll ask u one thing when to truly love someone and u harm urself i am sure u wud never say a word we love him and we shed our blood as a way of expressing our love the amazing thing is even the scientist are busy in researching that we use blades,knifes,long knifes (zanjeer) and we share it but no one died with the loss of blood in his body or due to any harm caused by septic we never get harmed it is because the DUA OF SHEHZADI FATEMA ZAHRA S.A DAUGHTER OF RASUL S.A.W.S THAT every year on ashura 10th muhram we repeatedly perform thesame bloodshed and we never face any harm or loss of blood i am just explaining this to u i thought i cud clear ur doubt on wht we think and we do hope u’ll understand and if u have any objection on wt i say i am sorry bt this is a fact abt us i m nt legally harming any of ur sentiments thnkiew

    • Can you please tell me where is it written in Holy Quran that matam is haram? I am a shia muslim and couldnot find anything written in the Quran like this.

    • I am a shia muslim. Can you please tell me where is it written in the Quran that beating yourself is Haram? I couldnot find it.

  4. What’s the wooden blocks and clay all about lol

    • Just to clear things up:
      Shias are required to place their forehead onto a natural, not manmade surface during prayer i.e. natural earth, soil, wood, stone, or grass. They use clay tablets, or wooden planks when praying indoors because those surfaces are considered natural and things like carpets or floor tiles are considered unnatural and manmade, so they are just compensating for the synthetic surfaces on the floor. That’s all.

  5. there are many hadiths that state that while the prophet(saw) was in prayer and sat up there would be marks of dirt/mud on his forehead. evidence: Sahih AlBukhari volume 2 pg.256: at the end of a long tradition that when the prophet raised his head from prayer, the companions saw the marks of mud and water on his forehead. Sahih AlBUkhari volume 1 pg. 86: Tayamum: the prophet said, ” the ground has been cleansed and made a masjid for me”.
    Shia’s can pray on any type of dirt, mud, clay as long as its clean, but it is favored that one prays on the dirt from karbala. Shias do not pray to the turba, the pray on it.
    Sunni’s pray on carpet, or cement which is not allowed because their ingredients are not made known and they also contain material that is haram to prostrate one’s head on.

  6. Kafir Kafir Shia Kafir, even he who does not believe that Shias are Kafir is himself a Kafir
    MURDABAD SHIA MURDABAD SHIA

    • I guess because of the way I pray, I am a Sunni. However, Brother Muhammad Wahab…your post is very harmful. If you are a true muslim, you would not behave in such a disrespectful way to anyone, especially to other brothers who are also muslim. Yes, their rituals do matter. For example, they pray on clay because they believe the ground could possibly be dirty. This is valid reason because maybe the ground is dirty…and they don’t want to put their head on it when they are making a sacred connection with Allah. They are just doing things differently…Allah is to decide if he will accept their prayer. Do you agree? Now, back to your post. You are creating a divide which Shaytan wants and prefers…and you are falling for it.

      Remember this: A man cannot enter Jannah until he believes. A man does not believe until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself.

    • Brother I urge you to take shahada again as it is recorded by Bukhari, Muslim and others that It is narrated that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) said, “When a man says to his companion ‘O you Kaafir,‘ then this would be necessarily binding upon one of the two. If the man who was called a kaafir is actually one, then he would be a kaafir; otherwise whatever the caller said would return upon him.” Therefore if this brother is a believer and his intention is to please Allah then you have now left the fold of Islam and must make taubah and take shahada again.
      If someone calls you a thief you cannot say “no your a thief”. If they call you an idiot you cant say “no your an idiot”. but if they call you a Kafir and you are not then you can say “no you are the kafir” and it would be true.

    • Stakfurrulah atheem brother what has caused you to say this. It is not polite. Please say a’authu billahi minashaitani rajjim.

  7. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakat.
    dear muslim brothers i am sunni although I am not happy when I call myself sunni cause our prophet never called it himself nor his pious companions.If u want to be on the right path just ask yourself this question “did the prophet[SAW]do this action?like for example did the prophet put a wood on his face while praying?the four rightly guided khalifa were dear to the prophet and moreover were promised janah while on earth.Who are you to condemn any of them.take this example please,during the last days of the prophet[saw] he ordered Abubakar to lead the salaah even after Aisha tried to change his decision for about three times.
    During the era of Ali [r.a]he was wearing old clothes and when one man who was sitting next to him asked him why he was wearing such clothe while he was their ruler.Ali [r.a] cried and when the man why he was doing so he said that the clothe was a gift from his best friend omar r.a .My point is if Ali loved Omar r.a this much then why do you see shias not regarding him as a khalifa.

  8. All muslim bro. Should read these verses of quran: 3:103 “be not divided & a hold one path /rope i,e QURAN”. In another verse:6:159 ” allah says those who make divisions, i wil deal with them. So there is nothing like shia or sunni in islam, there is one thing i,e muslim , so we should prefer to cal ourselves muslim.

  9. ONE ISLAM ONLY!!!

    • LA ILLALA ILLALAHU MUHAMMAD AN RASUULULAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      THERE IS NO GOD BUT ALLAH AND MUHAMMAD IS HIS MESSENGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. To Sunni or Shia brothers.

    If Islam is going to divided into 73 sects, we’re all in deep trouble.
    well I believed we all want to be rightly guided, so we have to choose one among the rest, it might take you a life time to pick one, good news the prophet Muhammad already told us what to pick,
    ” I have left you the Quran and my Sunnah who ever follow them both shall never go astray.” Well it’s very simple if you’re really want to be on the right part just follow the path of Muhammad.
    When you pray put your head on the floor, it doesn’t matter if it was made of mud, brick, carpet, or cement. remember when Allah asked the jew to sacrifice a cow, they asked Allah what color and how big the cow should be, so Allah tell them to fine a cow very hard to find he makes it difficult for them to find . when Allah asked to sacrifice cow just sacrifice one, when we asked what color e.t.c we complicated it.

    p.s what ever I said was my personal opinion only, was not intent to teach or a path to follow, seek knowledge from the Quran & Sunnah.

    thank you.

    • Thank You very much brother for teaching me something new. I will now try to just do what I have to do and stop arguing. Sometimes little advise can lead you to big things. Thank you very much jazakallah.
      ( I Know some people might thing I’m younge to be debating but I think at 14 you need to say and believe in what you do) I gave a passion for debating And i will do anything to correct the wrong) :)

  11. Asalam u alaikum

    Instead of judging other people we should concentrate on being good Muslims. We should be considerate of other people and other religions. At the end of the day take a minute to think of what you did during the day. Think about how you treated the next person. What good are your prayers when you don’t understand what it means to be a Muslim. I am not a scholar, struggling everyday to earn the right to be called a Muslim. I hope we can all look past our differences and concentrate on our lives so that on the judgement day maybe just maybe we can make it.

  12. The Koran condemns “schismatics” who go on with “Sunni” this or “Shia” that .. I wanna see where this wanker has “cast truth at falsehood,” according to the following stricture in the Koran..

    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful
    Cast truth against falsehood
    The Koran: Chapter 21, verse 18

    60,000 or so Jews failed to turn up for work at the WTC, 11 September 2001, whence allegedly hijacked aircraft, were flown into the World Trade Center in New York, in an attack blamed on Arabs, which became the impetus for the current wars against all and sundry, in the name of the War on Terror!

    Mossad agents filming the drama amid “evident Jewbilation,” and Put Options on airline stocks, that made hundreds of millions traced to Mossad HQ in Yisrael, says Jews did it.

    http://s60.radikalsp@m/i169/1003/f7/5dbc426c4403.gif .. Cruise Missile slamming into the Pentagon, in an attack blamed on a crazy Arab in a Boeing 757, http://s014.radikalsp@m/i329/1102/51/ee7df9707ac5.gif .. a guided missile at the WTC on 911

    All Persian, Iranian, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, and the Atalanta and Chicago False Moslem congregations in the United States, are unbelievers of the worst kind, for similarly failing to “cast truth,” in a matter of such vital importance as illegal war!

    Agriculture, writing, and the domestication of animals, all originated in the Tigris Euphrates region called Iraq, the tribes that have been located there since the time of Adam, are the Sunni, the Shia are every one else!

    The Sunni are often don’t do the manual chores, so they have been bringing in workers from other places for centuries, these workers do not usually attend Sunni mosques, which are most often built and maintained by a single extended family.

    They usually attend to their religious affairs, in Mosques that are located in working class areas of the city, that have become known as Shia Mosques.

    At no time has war or conflict between the two sectors of society, been permitted, either under secular law, or within the strictures of Islam, and all parties are aware, that murder is met with speedy and deadly retaliation, according to the instruction in the Koran!

  13. not all sunni muslims fold thier hand during namaz, maliki brothers are not folding thier hands according to malik ben anas;said no body have seen prophet(pbah) folding his hands during namaz.

  14. ASAK,

    they say I’m Sunni (ahle hadith)…they say sum1 is Shia…honestly, I don’t care who is vat till dat who is a Muslim – considering no God but Allah n Mohammad as his prophet….ven will v grow up n stop debating bout which Muslim is right n which Muslim is wrong…who is any1 to say 1 iz kafir n 1 iz not…Sunnis n Shias r fighting against each other n killing…it’s healthy to know bout each others viewpoints n traditions – but lets respect em…n pl it’s time dat v stop all dis infighting n work towards making our people lead a better life. Let’s work towards making each one of our Muslim brother n sister literate…let’s work towards making ourselves lead a peaceful n a financially respectable life…dunno to how many will this make any sense, nywy khuda hafiz’ n fr Allah’s sake, don’t start debating whether ‘Allah hafiz’ is more appropriate or ‘khuda hafiz’

    • Oh my god lailaha illalahu Muhammadar rasulullah. Thank you very much for putting this out there as I have been saying something aling the lines of your comment. What you said is very true and may you live a very healthy and happy life here and hereafter inshallah.

  15. Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahy wa barakatuh
    I would just like to clarify that we are all Muslims and we should behave like Muslims accept ones opinion and carry on, follow the prophet Muhammad s.a.w path and you will inshallah end up in good hands. May the true lord allahuma please forgive all of us that have done bad in the past and give us blessing. I repeate we are all good Muslims and come from Adam and haawa please respect each other and god as we will go back to him one day and be questioned. Asalamualaykum warahmatulahi wabarakatuh.

  16. I am 14 and if I wrote any mistakes please correct me

  17. Thnk you very much brother
    Thank you… :)

  18. I am shia jafari and I pray 5 times a day. This is inaccurate information.

  19. well, when i hear shias talking about Imams i know they’re wrong!! cause they say aweful things.
    eg: God takes imam’s permission(astaghfiru llah).
    prophet muhamma(pbuh) said: who ever curses my companions, has cursed me, and whoever curses me is a kafir.

    • brother to tell you what is that the information u got about Imams isn’t correct. It’s a request to please withdraw the rumours that you obtain from people who are under the guidence of shaitan.May ALLAH bless you.

  20. Forwarding someone’s point of View .

    Many groups within Islam, including Sunnis and Shias have only slight differences in how to perform salat/namaz, and so it’s normal to be confused as to which method is the correct one.

    Everyone claims or at least hopes their method of praying is the correct one, but on what basis can a prayer be deemed correct or valid?

    The key for the acceptance of one’s Salat is that it is for Allah alone. If one performs all the actions of Salat and the precise number of Rakats in the same sequences, but does not have the intention to pray to Allah alone, then the prayer is invalid.

    “For Him (alone) is prayer in Truth: any others that they call upon besides Him hear them no more than if they were to stretch forth their hands for water to reach their mouths but it reaches them not: for the prayer of those without Faith is nothing but (futile) wandering (in the mind).” 13:14

    “The Hypocrites – they think they are over-reaching Allah, but He will over-reach them: When they stand up to prayer, they stand without earnestness, to be seen of men, but little do they hold Allah in remembrance” 4:142

    “It is not righteousness that you turn your faces towards East or West; but it is righteousness to believe in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers; to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and practice regular charity; to fulfil the contracts which you have made; and to be firm and patient, in pain (or suffering) and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the Allah-fearing” -(Ch. 2:Ver. 177)

    This verse establishes that body movements of turning this way or that way is not righteousness, but righteousness is to do good deeds and establish Salat. Thus, one of the purposes of Salat is to make us pure and help us do righteous deeds and ask for repentance if we make a mistake.

    That being said, the proper method of praying is that you execute it with taqwa in your heart. We’re really aiming to strengthen our worship to Allah and find acceptance in prayer, therefore feel secure by the fact that the acceptance of prayer does not depend on sequences as much as it does on God-consciousness.

  21. Shia are wrong 90% most of the things they say and do are wrong they even believe in their written books and stuff their ayotallah terrorists tell them, shia do shirk just as christians and jews do no difference, there are 5 time prayers with authenetic information whether shia likes to believe it or not who cares.

  22. Evidence no:1

    SUb sy pahly chalty hen Nahjul Balagha ky taraf

    Nahjul Balagha Part 3 page 745 Irshad 322

    “Hazrat Ali(R.A) aik jaga sy guzery to kuch orten Maqtooleen per Giryah ker rahy then itny men os qabeely ky sardar ap ky khidmat men hazer hoye to Hazrat Ali R.A os per naraz hoye or kaha ky kiya tomhara bas in orton per nahy chalta ky inhen giryah kerny sy maana ker sako”

    Evidence no:2

    Ab chalty hen Faroo kafi ky taraf jo shia ky Sahih Muslim ky jesy hy

    Faroo-e-kafi vol.1 Kitab-ul-Janaiz Ch:78 hadees:7 page:328

    ” Hazrat Muhammed(s.a.w) ky farzand Tahir ka jab inteqal hoa to App(s.a.w) ny beby Khadeja ko Rony sy manna kiya or farmayah kiya toom Is per Razi nahy ky osy Janat ky darwazy per khara pao”

    Evidence no:3

    Faroo-e-kafi vol.1 Kitab-ul-Janaiz Ch:80 hadees:1 page:333

    ” Farmayah Hazrat ny ky Rona, Peetna, Mon per Tamanchy Marna, Seena Kootna, Sar ky Ball Nochna, aour Nooha Karna yeh Soorat taraky Sabber hy or Sahih Tareeqy ko chodna hy”

    Evidence no:4

    Faroo-e-kafi vol.1 Kitab-ul-Janaiz Ch:80 hadees:7 & hadees:8 page:334

    Hadees:7
    “Farmayah Mayet per cheekh cheekh ker nahy Rona chahyeh or Na kapdon ko phadna chahyeh ”

    Hadees:8
    ” Museebat per raan per hath marna apna Ajer zayaa kerny ky baraber hy”

    Evidence no:5

    Faroo-e-kafi vol.1 Kitab-ul-Janaiz Ch:80 hadees:10 , hadees:11 page:335

    Hadees:10
    “Is men Imam Jaffer Sadiq ke ladke ka intiqaal hogya to kisy ny poocha ky jab ap ka ladka zinda tha or beemar tha to app ghamgeen they lekin on ky mout per ap khoosh hen to Imam jafer ny kaha Hum ahly beat bemari men ghamzada hoty hen pr jab hamary Ahly beat ka koi shakhes marta hy to Hum Razai Illahi per khush hoty ”

    Hadees:11
    “Farmyah Cheekhna chilana na bahter hy na sazawar mager log samjhty nahen or saber nahy kerty ”

    Evidence no:6

    Book name Hayat-ul-Quloob vol.2 page-994 Ch:62

    “Rasool(S.A.W) ny farmayah ki 4 Bury Khislaten Mery Umat men Qayamat tak rahen gy
    1: Apny nasab per Fakher kerna
    2: Logon ki Nasab per Tan kerna
    3: Barish ko Sitaroon ki gardish ky sabab samjhna or Ilmy Najoom per Aitqaad rakhna
    4:Apny Murdon ((Dead body)) per Nooha kerna or Jo Nooha kerny wala merny sy pahly Tooba nahi kery ga to yaqeenan Qayamat ki Roz osy Pighly hoy Tanby or Seesy ka Libaas pahnaya jaye ga.

    Evidence no:7

    khisaal-as-sadooq , pg:109 , bab:4 , sheikh-as-sadooq

    “Noha geeri ki majlis men shirkat walon ko Allah mon ke bal jahanum men phenke ga”

    Evidence no:8

    Hayat-ul-quloob , jild:2 , bab:63 , pg:1008

    “Huzoor(s.a.w) ne Hazrat Fatima (r.a) se farmaya ke mere jane ke bad tum na mujh per gham kerna , na apne chehre ko zakhmi kerna , na apne balon ko pareshaan kerna , na noha kerna aur na noha kerne walon ko bulana.”

  23. Salam to all Brother,

    It not the way you perform Salah. It can be different as everybody thinks that he is praying the right Salah. But the important things is Salah. Do the Salah in which ever way you want to do but please do the salah 5 times a day.

    If you keep on doing Salah you will definetly come to know the right and wrong in Islam Insha Allah.

    I just kept on praying and as per my common sense i started doing the right things. Some of them taught by other muslim brothers and some i think it is the right way.

    Allah (SWT) will accept your salah only when you will pray and not by how you pray. Just respect each other and always keep in mind that we are all muslims and we are ONE.

    Allah Hafiz

  24. Unity is the must in islam. As prophet Muhammad (Sal–M) says ‘don’t allow shaytan in your jamat’. Again he(Sal–M) says ‘ whoever doesn’t attend in the jamat during the time of salat is out of my ummat’.
    So, you realise that how importance prophet (Sal–M) gives on this Unity.
    But when you say, ‘I am proud of being Sunni.’ do I Shia accept to keep unity with you.
    Or, when you say, ‘I am proud of being Shia.’ do I Sunni accept to keep unity with you.
    Brother, we all believe in one Ma-budh ‘Allah’, we all believe in Rasulullah (Sal–M); in Qur-an; in other profets; in angels; in the day of judgements, on takdir— — and is it not enough to keep our Unity, to establish our jamat!

    I know that Rasulullah (Sal–M) once prayed 5 prayers within 3 times of the day, (Fazr, Johr+Asr, Magrib+Esha) and if now anyone does prayer like this I Sunny cannot claim that it is wrong according to Rasulullah (Sal–M).
    I also know that Rasulullah (Sal–M) once prayed 5 prayers within 5 times of the day, (Fazr, Johr, Asr, Magrib, Esha) and if now anyone does prayer like this I Shia cannot claim that it is wrong according to Rasulullah (Sal–M).

  25. May Allah be pleased with all the Muslims who debate the minor differences between Shia and Sunni with a civil tongue and understanding. It is you who attract us lost sheep to revert and I love you all. You bring tears to my eyes and peace to all of you.

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