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The Balderdash of Prostration upon Reading Certain Quranic Verses during Performing Prayers

 

The Balderdash of Prostration upon Reading Certain Quranic Verses during Performing Prayers

 

Published in May 28, 2019

Translated by: Ahmed Fathy

 

Introduction:

1- It is OK and perfectly right to prostrate upon reading certain Quranic verses – but not while one is performing the five daily prayers. It is part of Sunnite myths and balderdash to prostrate after reading one of these certain verses after reading the Quranic Chapter One during Raqas of prayers and then to stand up again to continue one's prayers! There is nothing called Taraweeh prayers in Islam; this Sunnite invention (performed in 12 Raqas during Ramadan nights after the night prayers) has nothing to do with Islam. Many Sunnite imams during the so-called Taraweeh prayers deliberately choose to read Quranic verses which require prostration.

2- We explain in the points below why this is mere nonsense/balderdash which has nothing to do with Islam.

2/1: In our book titled "Between the Quranic Prayers of Muslims and the Devilish Prayers of the Muhammadans", and within our YouTube videos about prayers, we prove the fact that the five daily prayers are inherited from the monotheistic religion of Abraham. The Quran has descended (i.e., was revealed) with the purpose of correcting the distortions which occurred to the religion of Abraham with the passage of time. Any new legislations regarding prayers are detailed in the Quran; corrections of any distortions are also detailed in the Quran. correct items are not mentioned in the Quran; e.g., the times of the five daily prayers and the number of Raqas of each one. We infer, then, that there is nothing, in Islam, known as to prostrate upon reading/hearing certain Quranic verses during one's prayers. This needless Sunnite invention/addition harkens back to the Abbasid Era.

2/2: This means that this bad practice has been fabricated by the imams/authors of the terrestrial Sunnite religion of Satan who never believe in the Quran as the Only Discourse in Islam. It is typical of them to add inventions as per their whims and desires into the Sunnite religion privately owned by them; they preserved to themselves the 'right' to be legislators in their religion. This means that they worship the Lord God as per their whims and desires and not as per His Quranic commands. Their whims/desires drove them to distort legislations of prayers by adding their own devilish notions and inventions.

2/3: Of course, the Sunnite religion/fiqh of Satan is filled with countless discrepancies and contradictions because each Sunnite imam/author has turned his views/whims/desires into religion. This applies to the topic discussed in this article which you are reading now.

3- We provide some details in the following points.

 

Firstly: the Sunnite authors/imams differ a great deal about prostration upon reading certain Quranic verses:

1- The authors Al-Tirmizy and Al-Hakim differ in their views and no one knows who was right/wrong; matters worsen as both believe in the myth that prayers, and prostrations, are prohibited in certain times of the day. (... When one reads a Quranic verse which requires prostration, he should say "Allah is the Greatest!" and then prostrate, while uttering the supplication phrased by Al-Tirmizy... or the one by Al-Hakim...and several hadiths of the Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, assert there is no need to look at the right and the left upon rising from prostration; but both Al-Tirmizy and Al-Hakim differ in the topic if one can or cannot prostrate in the times of the day when prayers are prohibited; yet most imams agree on prostrating in such times anyway, but the Lord God knows best  ...).

2- There are discrepancies and disagreements in the issue of to prostrate, or not, upon reading certain Quranic verses: (... The holy scholars of ancient times did not agree about this topic; many of them consider this as part of Sunna practices which are not binding or obligatory; yet, the Abou Hanifa doctrine scholars assume it is a duty; many hadiths assert this obligation, but other hadiths make it optional...Al-Bokhary writes that the holy caliph Omar Ibn Al-Khattab, may the Lord God be pleased with him, is said to have said to the congregations that it is perfectly right to prostrate upon reading these Quranic verses, but those who do not or cannot are not sinners anyway, but the Lord God knows best ...).

3- The differences include the topic of purification during prostration upon reading/hearing certain Quranic verses: (... Most holy scholars and imams of previous eras wrote that one should be purified by performing ablution before prostrations; some others asserted that no ablution is necessary in that case, as such prostrations are not deemed as prayers per se...Abdullah Ibn Omar, may the Lord God be pleased with him, performed these prostrations without performing ablutions, as per the hadith by Al-Bokhary; yet, to perform ablution before such prostrations is a better action anyway, but the Lord God knows best ...).

4- The differences include what supplications to utter during such prostrations: (... Sunna hadiths include this supplication phrased to be uttered during these prostrations:...such hadiths are narrated by Al-Tirmizy & Al-Hakim, but the latter adds the phrase...Yet, some other holy scholars of fiqh assert that no supplication is needed during such prostrations at all and that it is enough to glorify the Lord God's Holy Name... Al-Nawawi suggests a longer version of the supplication:...while asserting, contrary to views of other many holy scholars, that one should prostrate upon reading these Quranic verses even during the daily prayers, but without uttering the supplication ...). We see here an implied confession that Sunna hadiths differ from the Quran a great deal; this means that the terrestrial Sunnite religion of Satan has nothing to do with Islam; the Sunnite religion is owned by its authors who differ in their views about almost everything, even the phrasings of supplications by Al-Tirmizy, Al-Hakim, and Al-Nawawi, this is not to mention other authors of fiqh and hadiths.

5- The differences include exclusion and inclusion of the Quranic verses which require prostration: (... Some of our holy scholars of previous eras differ in the number of the Quranic verses which require prostration; they assert that they are fifteen verses, as per the hadith of our Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, narrated by the companion Amr Ibn Al-As, may the Lord God be pleased with him, and written by Abou Dawood, Al-Hakim, Ibn Maja,...etc.; yet, Al-Shafei wrote they are less than fifteen verses as he excluded the one in the Quranic Chapter 38; Malik excluded the ones in the Quranic Chapters 53, 84, and 96, as per the hadith he narrated from the narrator Abdullah Ibn Abbas that our Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, never prostrated upon reading these ones since he settled in Yathreb...This hadith is narrated by Moslem in his book of hadiths; yet, Al-Nawawi assumed that this hadith is weak and should not be ascribed to our Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, especially that another hadith by Moslem is narrated by Abou Hurayrah that our Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, and the holy companions prostrated upon hearing the verse in the Quranic Chapter 84 in Yathreb in 7 A.H., and Abou Hurayrah is trusted more than Abdullah Ibn Abbas because Isnad (i.e., series of narrators) of the latter is not accurate...the holy imams of the Malik and Abou Hanifa doctrines rejected the prostration required in the Quranic Chapter 22, despite the hadith narrated by Ibn Hanbal, Abou Dawood, and Al-Tirmizy about our Holy Messenger Muhammad, peace and blessings of the Lord God be upon him, saying that readers of the Quranic Chapter 22 must prostrate upon reading certain two verses in it, which are ...).

 

Secondly: prostration upon reading certain Quranic verses means an indicator of one's belief in the Quran:

 Most of the certain Quranic verses which require prostration when read/heard are about the reaction against the disbelieving deniers of the Quran; the monotheistic believers in the Quran prostrate as they acknowledge that it is the Lord God's Word.

1- Many Arabs disbelieved in the Quran when its verses were read to them: "And when Our Verses are read to them, they say, "We have heard. Had we wanted, we could have said the like of this; these are nothing but myths of the ancients." And they said, "Our God, if this is the truth from You, then rain down on us stones from the sky, or visit us with a painful torment."" (8:31-32); "And when Our Clear Verses are read to them, those who do not hope to meet Us say, "Bring a Quran other than this, or change it." Say, "It is not for me to change it of my own accord. I only follow what is revealed to me. I fear, if I disobeyed my Lord, the torment of a terrible Day."" (10:15); "And when Our Clear Verses are read to them, you will recognize disgust on the faces of those who disbelieve. They nearly assault those who recite to them Our Verses. Say, "Shall I inform you of something worse than that? The Fire! God has promised it to those who disbelieve. And what a wretched outcome!"" (22:72); ""Were not My Verses read to you, and you kept on rejecting them?"" (23:105); "When Our clarifying Verses are recited to them, their only argument is to say, "Bring back our ancestors, if you are truthful."" (45:25); "But as for those who disbelieved: "Were My Verses not read to you? But you turned arrogant, and were criminal people."" (45:31); "When Our Verses are read to him, he says, "Myths of the ancients!"" (68:15); "When Our Verses are recited to him, he says, "Legends of the ancients."" (83:13); "And when Our enlightening Verses are read to them, they say, "This is nothing but a man who wants to divert you from what your ancestors used to worship." And they say, "This is nothing but a fabricated lie." And when the Truth comes to them, the disbelievers say of the Truth, "This is nothing but plain magic."" (34:43).

2- This is about those Arabs who believed in other narratives/discourses instead of the Quran (and this applies to those polytheists who believe in devilish hadiths in all eras): "Among the people is he who trades in distracting tales; intending, without knowledge, to lead away from God's Path, and to make a mockery of it. These will have a humiliating torment. And when Our Verses are read to him, he turns away in pride, as though he did not hear them, as though there is deafness in his ears. So inform him of a painful torment." (31:6-7); "These are God's Verses which We read to you in Truth. In which discourse, after God and His revelations, will they believe? Woe to every sinful liar. Who hears God's Verses being read to him, yet he persists arrogantly, as though he did not hear them. Announce to him a painful torment." (45:6-8).

3- This is the response to their disbelief and their rejection of the Quran; believers prostrate when they hear the Lord God's Word: the Holy Quran.

3/1: This is about disbelievers who rejected the Quran: "What is the matter with them that they do not believe? And when the Quran is read to them, they do not prostrate? In fact, those who disbelieve are in denial." (84:20-22).

3/2: The Lord God has urged them to prostrate as sign of the belief in the Quran as His Word: "Do you marvel at this discourse? And laugh, and do not weep? Lost in your frivolity? So prostrate to God, and worship!" (53:59-62).

3/3: The Lord God has reminded them of the prostration of the believers among the People of the Book, in Arabia, when they heard the Quranic verses: "Say, "Believe in it, or do not believe." Those who were given knowledge before it, when it is read to them, they fall to their chins, prostrating...And they fall to their chins, weeping, and it adds to their humility." (17:107-109).

3/4: The Lord God has mentioned the ancestors of the People of the Book who prostrated and wept when they heard God's Verses read to them: "These are some of the prophets God has blessed, from the descendants of Adam, and from those We carried with Noah, and from the descendants of Abraham and Israel, and from those We guided and selected. Whenever the verses of the Dominant Lord are read to them, they would fall down, prostrating and weeping." (19:58).

3/5: If the disbelievers never prostrated when they heard the Quran, believing monotheists should prostrate as a sign of their belief in the Quranic verses they read/hear: "O you who believe! Kneel, and prostrate, and worship your Lord, and do good deeds, so that you may succeed." (22:77); "They believe in Our Verses, those who, when reminded of them, fall down prostrate, and glorify their Lord with praise, and are not proud." (32:15).

 

Thirdly: prostration is mentioned in the Quran, within metonymy, to indicate prayers:

 Metonymy, as a literary style in the Arabic tongue, is about mentioning part of something (e.g., prostration) to indicate the whole thing (e.g., prayers); this is exemplified here: "..."Sanctify My House for those who circle around it, and those who seclude themselves in it, and those who kneel and prostrate."" (2:125); "...and purify My House for those who circle around, and those who stand to pray, and those who kneel and prostrate." (22:26); ""O Mary, be devoted to your Lord, and prostrate, and kneel with those who kneel."" (3:43); "No, do not obey him; but prostrate, and come near." (96:9); "And of His signs are the night and the day, and the sun and the moon. Do not bow down to the sun, nor to the moon, but prostrate to God, Who created them both, if it is Him that you serve." (41:37); "Those who are in the presence of your Lord are not too proud to worship Him. They praise Him, and to Him they prostrate." (7:206); "I found her and her people prostrate to the sun, instead of God. Satan made their conduct appear good to them, and diverted them from the path, so they are not guided. If only they would prostrate to God, who brings to light the mysteries of the heavens and the earth, and knows what you conceal and what you reveal." (27:24-25); "And those who pass the night prostrating themselves to their Lord and standing up." (25:64); "And for part of the night, prostrate yourself to Him, and glorify Him long into the night." (76:26).

 

Fourthly: prostration is mentioned in the Quran, within metonymy, to indicate obedience:

1- "To God prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, willingly or unwillingly, as do their shadows, in the morning and in the evening." (13:15).

2- "Have they not observed what God has created? Their shadows revolve from the right and the left, prostrating to God...To God prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth - every living creature, and the angels, and without being proud." (16:48-49).

3- "Do you not realize that to God prostrates everyone in the heavens and everyone on earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the animals, and many of the people? But many are justly deserving of punishment. Whomever God shames, there is none to honor him. God does whatever He wills." (22:18).

4- The same indication of obedience is marked by glorification/praising the Lord God here: "Praising Him are the seven heavens, and the earth, and everyone in them. There is not a thing that does not glorify Him with praise, but you do not understand their praises. He is indeed Forbearing and Forgiving." (17:44).


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