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14. Synchronism

Objective Rebuttal

Analysis/Comments-14

 

The prayers involve moving together in time. When Muslims pray, they all face the same direction, they bow down, get on their hands and knees, and put their face on the mat, all in unison, and then rise back up. So the method of prayer in Islam helps Muslims feel unified with each other.

Comments:

The Muslim method of prayer is not their invention; this has been the method pleasing to God, practiced by all those who had previously ‘Submitted to the Will of God’, mentioned in Bible:

1)  Standing (1Sa 1:26; 1Ki 8:14,55; 2Ch 20:9; Mr 11:25; Lu 18:11,13).

2)  Bowing and falling prostrate (Ge 24:26,52; Ex 4:31; 12:27; Mt 26:39; Mr 14:35)

3)  Kneeling in prayer (1Ki 8:54; 2Ch 6:13; Ps 95:6; Isa 45:23; Lu 22:41; Ac 7:60;9:40)

4)  Spreading out the hands (1Ki 8:22,38,54; Ps 28:2; 63:4; 88:9; 1Ti 2:8)[in Du’a]

The Christians had abandoned it but Muslims being inheritor of the legacy of Abraham are carrying on with the tradition and reaping the fruits of unity.

[Allah knows the best]

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