Not many non-Muslims understand the importance of the five daily prayers. Four senior Imams will contextualize the prayer in an effort to Dispel misinformation. The following is narrated by Eric Brazau.
Hello & welcome to another segment of “Islam Moving forward in Canada. We will learn about the prayer that is repeated 17 times a day within the 5 daily prayers.
We begin with Senior Imam Karim Abu Zaid who asked in a lecture >>“Why is this sura called the mother of the Quran … It was called mother of the Quran because all the meanings of the Quran are compiled in those seven verses the rest of the Quran came after to detail and explain it.”
The following is the translation of Surah (chapter) al-Fatihah as provided by Omar Subedar, Imam at Brampton, ON Makki Masjid,
[In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful]
All praise is for Allah, the Sustainer of every creation
The Most Merciful and the Ever Merciful
Master of the Day of Compensation
It is only You who we worship and only You Who we seek assistance from
Guide us to the straight path
The path of those you bestowed favours upon, not those who have incurred [Your] wrath and those who have deviated” >>>
Continuing our contextualized understand we look to the book “Commentary on The Holy Quran” by Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad, leader and the founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement: >>>
“All commentators are agreed that those who incurred Divine wrath and those who went astray are the Jews and Christians respectively … Those who incurred Divine displeasure are the Jews and those who went astray are the Christians.”>>>
Further elucidation comes from Edmonton Alberta Sahaba Mosque, guest speaker Imam Osman Haji Madad >>>
“Who are those who earned the wrath of Allah?… They are the Jews… Those who were cursed by Allah. Allah was angry at them and turned them into monkeys and pigs.” End Quote. Some text use the word Apes rather than `monkeys
This episode of “Islam Moving Forward in Canada” again demonstrates the importance of learning the context surrounding these sensitive issues. I recommend that you visiting your local mosque to obtain further clarification. Clarification will help you to help others dispel misinformation.
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