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IN Lifestyle ON 13 Sep, 2016
They say we should pray not only in our difficult times but also in the times when we are happy. They say we should not just remember God in our hard times but also in the times when we should be grateful. And therefore, there is no particular time of calling up the God.
Muslims across the world are celebrating Bakra Eid on September 13. We wish them Eid Mubarak by bringing you a few facts about Islam and their prayers that would not be knowing.
Muslims pray to Allah, the same God Jesus worshipped.
Allah is not the God of Muslims only. He is the God of all people and all creation.
The prayer referred to as Salaat in Arabic and Namaaz in Urdu and Farsi, literally, means a complete submission or surrender to the God. And also it involves close conversation to the God by whispering.
The process entails five different positions, which are quite close to some of the yoga asanas, making your gut stronger, stretching your muscles, relaxing your mind, all enhancing your blood circulation. Also, before reciting the prayer, a breath is inhaled and while it is being recited, the breath is exhaled slowly, which is a very important rule for all exercises.
This picture is portraying Vazu i.e. quick cleaning of the body, actually your senses. This requires washing your hands till the wrist, rinsing your mouth, cleaning the nostrils, dampening face, forehead, neck, earlobes and feet. All these helps in refreshing and rejuvenating your senses, which in turn improves your blood circulation.
There is a surprising fact behind the process, that if during the Namaaz, a wind passes from the body, then your eating habits are to be blamed and you'll have to repeat the whole process. The reason behind this is that you have to take care of food intake and it also demands lesser intake, as much as your stomach needs and not your soul.
The time of Namaaz is so carefully chosen so as taking care of the times of the day when laziness strikes you the maximum and that's when youi get up to refresh your mind and body and connect to Allah.
The Arabic letters of the opening phrase of the Quran "Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim" sum up to the numerical value 786 using the Abjad numerals table.