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Why Do Muslims Face The Moon?

Since muslims face the moon before they pray, how will muslims that live in those countries that rarely se the moon pray? Should they make an artificial moon and face it?

Why do muslims face the moon in the first place? Do they objectify the moon as God/Allah?

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topic has been discussed previously

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The Two Religions, So what or who do you worship or ar you Atheist

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Violence!!!! Who talked about being violent here!! I was challenging you to join a sophisticated and well-mannered debate.

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The violence involved in the two religions should've been enough proof.

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@olabowale,

When will you become a mosque elder?

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Do you also keep your mosque contributions to the eastern direction so that all of you will be monitoring it during prayers?

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We pray facing East as a custom of belief and following what the Quran instruct us to be follows. Muslims have a unique of one single direction, as not to divert anything your position in performing your prayers anywhere and changes your posture (Left, Right, and backward) in prayer.

This is the idea here, when praying diverting such direction not in orderly. Like other who pray without any guidance to be follows were they should face be focus or make their own choices of different directions like the Christian or others Religions are doing us we observed. Muslims following the guidance written in Quran as instructed by Allah Subhana Taala and His Messenger to guides peoples in the right path of worships.

If we put some group of people in the Arena of different Religions except Muslim and let them pray simultaneously you can observe how they are facing one another without pin pointing any direction of which they prays. And maybe you can observe people are looking upward in the sky or facing the sun or facing in front of them. And you can compare to Muslim Ummah if you put them into Arena and let them Pray simultaneously you can see the uniqueness of all facing one direction to the East, bowing and prostrating and sitting with a single command of actions. That is uniquely we Muslims are in our prayers.

Quran say: Chapter 2 Al Baqarah Verse 150

Whencesoever thou comest forth turn they face toward the Inviolable Place of Worship; and wheresoever ye may be ( O Muslims) turn you faces toward it (when ye Pray) so that men may have no argument against you, save such of them as do injustice Fear them not, But Fear Me and so that I may complete My grace upon you, and the ye may be guided.

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@Nossycheek: I dont want anyone to accuse me of child abuse if I respond to you the way I feel. But since you are married, your husband is my first evidencial exhibit that you are no more a Child! Muhammad (as), relieved himself with barrier/veil between himself and the Kaaba. Not Biafra as DeepZone suggested, or Abakaliki as Queenisha weakly quipped.

The Sunnah of Muhammad (AS), I follow. If he does something, I can do it, except in cases Allah says, "THis is for the prophet, alone!" The example is in number of marriages, because it was political as well other factors, in addition to religion, in his case.

For example, I do not to marry my cousin or anybody that i might have grown up with. But I will marry my tribal cousins, the Igbos, Edos, etc of the world, and even Yorubas of Abeokuta, etc and the Ijebu Odes, as long as they do not have a traceable direct blood relationship.

Finally, I can face the Kaaba, as long as there is a wall or I am in a room, bathroom and not wide open air, like a person preaching in the wilderness! There must be a barrier. By the way, because of the weak nature of man, one may just not face the Kaaba, even in the bathroom, so that such a behavior may not be adopted and considered normal, because of a possible pitfall.

We can also stand up and pass water, as long as you are on a higher ground, passing the water to a lower ground. Just as long as there is not spatting of urine on your clothe, there is no problem. But you would not anything about that, since everytime you use the bathroom, your undergarments, soak alittle of it, or the hinny never get cleaned without the funk remaining!

Deal with it, Nossycheek. When you become a muslim, the first thing we will do is teach you proper hygiene. And not the bandage type that you presently practiced. Ask Quenisha, I am trying to help her learn how to use the water bottle, after using the bathroom. Lol.

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@DeepZone: lol. We do not face the moon. And we do not face the sun. Rather, we face Kaaba, in Makka.

Aburo, nigba wo ni o ma mu mi lo si Orolu Kingdom ni Osun State? Rather we do I see you in Mosque?

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