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Offline Sardar Miyan

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Salath ul Wasta
« on: December 18, 2013, 11:02:49 AM »
2:238

حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا

 لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ
2:238
Attend constantly to prayers and to the middle prayer and stand up truly obedient to Allah.

When Allah is commanding to attend prayers why there is mention of Salathul Wasta ( Middle prayers)? Can some Bro.clarify? Thanks
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Re: Salath ul Wasta
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2013, 08:52:25 PM »
Salaam.

It is not a after W. It is Wusta, the u pronounced as the u in Muslim.

A lot of discussion regarding the relevant verse has preceded your post, in this forum.

First, clarify, what do you understand from them.

Then, express clearly your doubts.

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A. Ismail Sait.

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Re: Salath ul Wasta
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 01:46:30 AM »

Sahih International: Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah , devoutly obedient.

Pleas see the translation of Sahih International where Allah says to maintain Middle Prayer which means Asar Salath which is middle of Five daily prayers
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Re: Salath ul Wasta
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2013, 03:26:51 AM »
Salaam.

The derivatives of the root VST (T here represents the sixteenth letter of the Arabic Alphabet) are found in just five places in Al Qur'an:

2:143, 2:238, 5:89, 68:28, & 100:5.

Justly balnced, Middle or the best and the most excellent, average, a degree better, and, (as a verb, meaning:) charged right amidst, (respectively). The underlined, is presently the subject of our discussion.

According to Abdulla Yusuf Ali, exegetes have rendered it in both ways, some preferring the one over the the other.

In all humbleness, as far as I have seen, when juxtaposed with Salat al Fajr and Salath Al "Isha (both specified in 24:58), both of which are Possessive clauses, and since Al Salat Al Wusta is an Adjectival clause, it is about the quality and not about the mathematical or physical position.

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A. Ismail Sait. 


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Re: Salath ul Wasta
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2013, 04:55:34 AM »
OK Thanks Bro Ismail for explanation.
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Re: Salath ul Wasta
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2013, 05:07:41 AM »