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General Discussions / Pre-islamic arabia and the influence of hindhuism
« on: November 21, 2013, 01:02:22 PM »
Peace be upon you all,

I was wondering if anyone has came across some stories of the arab land being influenced by hindhus before the coming of islam? I have researched and read that King Vikramaditya did rule the arabic land especially mecca. and there are sanskrit inscribed into the kaaba's walls. a golden dish in the kaaba that has lord shiva's name( not sure if it is still there) and that the hajar aswad is the "shiva lingam" hindhus revere.

there are similarities carried out during the hajj and typical hindhu pilgrimage. Circambulating around their deities/kaaba 7 times. the shaving of the head. and the white garments.

there is more told about this and can be found by just googling islam and hindhu in a sentence. but i dont know what to make of this.

obviously, i dont find the way hajj which is carried out today to be legit. i figure, there are elements of  paganism, idol worship. (kissing of the black stone, throwing of rock to the devil etc.)

point is, does anyone find the ways the arabs carry out their islamic duties to be a bit similar to hindhus? and is there any legitimate factual study on arabia being ruled by a hindhu king before?

do share your opinions

Islamic Duties / Re: SALAT AND TASBIH
« on: August 20, 2013, 02:54:45 PM »
wa alaikum salam brother Joseph.

Thank you for replying and explaining.

As you already know, salat is offered or worship to God only. what do you think about praying for one self during salat; the brief sitting in between sujud ?

i was brought up a sunni (shafiee school) and during the sitting between sujud(s) of any rakaat it is required to recite this :

Rabbighfirli  Warhamni  Wajburni Warfa'ni  Warzuqni Wahdini Wa'afini  Wa'fu'anni

and then theres the tashahud recital that is not quranic.

right now, i've omitted the iftitah after takbir and straight away recite fatihah then alikhlas. i find those surahs easy to understand and rings well with the oneness of Allah.

and i only offer 2 rakaats for every salat unless im praying with someone that follows the conventional way of praying.

is this hypocritical for someone trying to be a muslim?

Thank you for a lot of things you have cleared out on your site brother joseph. its a great tool for knowledge., truth, and liberation.

May allah's peace and mercy shower upon you and your family.

Islamic Duties / Re: SALAT AND TASBIH
« on: August 19, 2013, 10:36:44 PM »
Dear Bro Joseph.

I am new to this forum and would like to ask a few questions.

from your article of the 5 daily prayers specifically for zuhur

“Establish regular prayers - at the sun's decline (Arabic: Duluk-e-Shams) till the darkness of the night, and the morning prayer and reading: for the prayer and reading in the morning carry their testimony”

you have noted that this verse is more suitable for maghrib.however i feel that the sun's decline can only begin at the zenith. therefor the "regular" in the verse should mean all 3 prayers from zuhur to maghrib as the regularity of that period ends at sunset. do you think this makes sense in understanding?

another question not related to salat however is that i found a website called servant of the light which claims to be mentioned that from studying lexicons that the word Allah translates to " One who is not a deity for worship and adoration".

it explained that the "al" in Allah is a contraction for alathee.

i am no arabic scholar so i find this disturbing yet interesting.


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