In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Did Salaah/Prayers Reduced to 5 times?
By Irshad Mahmood – Director, Siraat-al-Mustaqeem Dawah Centre

There is no doubt that Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) went on Isra and Miraaj up to heaven (SIDRA-TUL-MUNTAHA) etc. and are truly according to the Quraan Surah Al-Isra 017 & Surah An-Najam 053 and Authentic Hadeeth. Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) seen many signs there during this journey. However regarding Salah we need to re-analyze in detail, and perhaps it may help Ummah to open their eyes and return towards the Quraan in Spirit.

50 times Salaah/Prayers mean praying two times every hour without sleep. Allocating an average of 15 minutes to each prayer including ablution/wazu would mean spending 12.5 hours a day in Masjids or on Musaallah.

Do simple math:  50 times x 15 minutes = 750 minutes = 12.5 hours = 12 hours and 30 minutes, which means NO time for Work/Jihaad and NO time for cooking just Pray, eat RAW fruits/vegetables/grains/meat/fish etc. in 3.5 hours a day and sleep 8 hours since it is body requirements for general people.

Calculation for Pray + Eat + Sleep will be, 12.5 + 3.5 + 8 = 24 hours.

One might raise question that Allah who created human doesn’t know that they cannot offer more than 5 times a day, BUT Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) who was not alive at the time of Isra and Miraaj know human better than Allah, Astaghfirullah, Astaghfirullah & Astaghfirullah again. A true Quraanic Muslim cannot believe that. Allah’s commandments do not change once revealed and Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) don’t have authority to change it. Remember: Allah’s Words are FINAL. As per Quraan Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) cannot make those people listen who had passed away which includes all human including Prophets and Messengers since the time of Adam till before him. We are following Deen-e-Ibrahim which had 5 time Salaah/Prayers since Allah commanded Prophet Ibrahim (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and Prophet Ismail (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) to build Kabaa for Salaah/Prayers and Tawaf etc.

Do little sample test on reducing 50 times to 5 times.

Step-1>    Got 50 times Salaah per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), so returned back to Allah
Step-2>    Reduced to 49 times Salaah per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), so returned back to Allah
Step-3>    Reduced to 48 times Salaah per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), so returned back to Allah
Step-4>    Reduced to 47 times Salaah per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), so returned back to Allah
Step-5>    Reduced to 45 times Salaah per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), so returned back to Allah
Step-46>    Finally it is reduced to 5 times Salaah/Prayers per day BUT objected by Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) again, but Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) felt ashamed to returned back to Allah for further reduction to 3 times Salaah/Prayers per day, so we got 5 times Salaah/Prayers per day.

Here in this sample test one might raise question: Was it a fun/joke between Allah and Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him)? Was Prophet Musa (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) had more knowledge than Allah even in his Grave for several thousand years after his death? What we want to teach Muslim Ummah with this type of misconceptions?

Analyzes in the light of the Quraan (True Protected Book of Guidance for Mankind till the Day of Judgment):

First Point: “The command is for none but Allah", (Ref: Al_Quraan_018:026).

Second Point: “Allah’s Sunnah does not change”, (Ref: Al_Quraan_017.077, 33.38, 033.062, 035.043, 048.023).

Third Point: “Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) didn’t have any authority to change the Quraan”, (Al_Quraan_010.015-016).

Fourth Point: “Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) didn’t have right make Halal to Haram etc.”, (Ref: Al_Quraan_066.001-002).

Fifth Point: “Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) cannot make the dead to hear”, (Ref: Al_Quraan_030.052).

Sixth Point: “Allah commanded us to follow the religion of Ibrahim”, (Ref: Al_Quraan_003.095).

Seventh Point: “The Protected Quraan is free from any contradictions or errors”, (Al_Quraan_004.082, 015.009).

Above are enough proof that the Salaah/Prayers was NOT reduced from 50 times a day to 5 times a day on Isra and Miraaj, rather it was 5 times a day from the time of Prophet Ibrahim (Peace-Be-Upon-Him) and it will be till the Day of Judgment.

There is NO Guarantee that if the Authentic Chain of narrations are correct, then the Hadeeth is Authentic, even if it contradicts the Basic Principles of the Quraan. By giving preference to the Hadeeth over the Quraan may put you in the category of Liar to the Quraan, which is an Extremely Dangerous Shirk, so Be Care Full.

Remember: Only and only the Quraan is the Book of the Guidance for Mankind and NOT Hadeeth.

And We have revealed the Book to you which has clear explanation of everything, and a guidance, mercy and good news for those who submit, (Al_Quraan_016:089).

Do they not ponder on the Quraan? If it had been from anyone other than God, they would have found much inconsistency in it, (Al_Quraan_004.082).

Indeed We have sent down the Reminder, and indeed We will preserve it, (Al_Quraan_015.009).

None argue concerning the revelations (Ayaat) of Allah BUT those who Disbelieves ..., (Al_Quraan_040.004).

Non-Practice Muslims are like ASS/Donkey carrying books, (Ref: Al_Quraan_062.005).

The Quraan is  4 in 1, since it is True Authentic & Protected Kalaam of Allah, True Authentic & Protected Hadeeth of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), since it came from his mouth, the BEST Sunnah, since it is 100% True Authentic Actions Performed by Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Him), and the BEST Seerat-un-Nabi, the Life of Prophet Muhammad (Peace-Be-Upon-Them) and many other Prophets (Peace-Be-Upon-all-of-Them) . So, those who deny it do NOT deserved to be called as Muslims. This Ummah is facing GIANT Genocide all over the world from Cruel Rulers, Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Killer Storms and Volcano Eruptions etc. mainly due to deviations from the Quraan. Many of them are indulged into worldly things instead of helping humanity and building Heavenly Earth without any discrimination in the light of the Quraan.

Lessons Learned:

Lessons Learned in the above statements that even though it is in the Quraan as well as in the Hadeeth about Isra and Miraaj BUT what about the CONTENTS of Hadeeth, and in this case it goes totally against the fundamental concepts of the Quraan and is Biddah and Shirk.

Do NOT fall in this kind of trap and MUST returned towards the Quraan, otherwise you may fall into the category of Liars of the Quraan, as well as Road Blockers to the Quraanic Messages.

If you are not a true scholar you MUST stop sending/forwarding Hadeeth or Hearsays UNLESS you truly verify it in full detail including its contents from the Quraan, even if you have listened directly from scholars or read articles/books of scholars directly.

You MUST forward the messages of the Quraan, even if you don't understand, so that on the Day of Judgment Allah will forgive you and grant you Jannah because you are one of the promoters of the Quraan true Book of Guidance for Mankind

Woe to those who write the scripture with their own hands, and then declare, This is from God, in order to sell it for a paltry price. Woe to them because of what their own hands have written, and woe to them for what they have earned, (Al_Quraan_002.079).

Promote the Qunaan NOT Hadeeth or fairytales/hearsay, since Hadeeth Promoters or fairytales/hearsays promoters may fall into the category of Road Blockers to the Quraan, as they are flooding with falsehoods due to NOT verifying it from the Quraan, since around 98% on social media are flooded with falsehoods and confusing people around the globe while around 2% are promoting the Quraan, while we are supposed to promote the Quraan 100%.

Hypocrites read the Quraan but practice something else.


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