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Why Must The Muslims Pray Towards The East?

Announce your Niyya (intentions) silently in your heart

Make your Qibla (prayer direction) face the direction of the Ka'bah

The Qur'an: Al-Baqara 2:143-145

There must be logical reason why muslims must pray towards the east. Pls my learned mullahs and young deedats should kindly respond.

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http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-258633.0.html

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@Davidylan

Please go ahead. I am all yours

I need to because its strictly going to be for you, Todak, No2atheism and myself. We will go into the doctrines of christianity starting with Easter celebration.  I will soon create threads on your doctrines, you and your folks must not run away when the heat is on because I am going to open cankerworms on your false faith which I have not done before.

Do yourself, Todak, No2atheism permit me to create threads on your faith for ONLY FOUR OF US?

Please Mukina, leave him and his folks alone and I want to beg you not to lock thread rgardless of what they may be saying please please please.

Once again David, do you care if I create threads on your faith for you and your folks against myself?

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1. Why dont we create a thread on YOUR doctrines? Why are you afraid to debate your own quran or even quote it? You love to rush to the bible dont you, hypocrite?

2. You dont need to beg the moderators not to lock threads discussing oops sorry bashing christian doctrines, they end up on the front pages anyway. Its the islamic ones that get us banned and the threads locked and binned.

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@No2atheism

Oga, why dod you love creating uneccessary stress for yourself? Answers have been provided but you still went ahead spaming the thread. Sit up dude and lets discuss.

Lest forget, I want to create some threads STRICTLY for you, Davidylan, Todak and myself on yor doctrines in christianity and I would beg the moderators not to lock the threads regardless of your insult.

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1. If muslims shout Allah akbar in india, nigeria, united states and uk while either protesting or killing an infidel, does Allah hear them shouting allahu akbar during then.

2. if Allah hears them shouting allahu akbar, during those times, does Allah realise that they are most probably not facing the east or kabaah or any particular direction during those times and process of protesting or killing the infidels.

3. why then does Allah still want muslims to bow towards kabaah or mecca or east during their normal period of praying to Allah, does it mean their prayers and praise are only heard while facing towards the east.

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@Auwal

Thank you for your courage. The Ka'aba is then what? Because all the muslim faithful don't just face the east but also knee and bow down towards the Ka'aba. One may seem to know why bow down towards the Ka'aba? Thank you bro

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The Best Comprehensive Answer is "UNITY"

To Unite all Muslims towards One Direction i.e. the Ka'abah.

Whether you are rich, power, king, president, or saint, you must face this direction while you pray.

In my own opinion.

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2:113

: The Jews said that the Christians follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); and the Christians said that the Jews follow nothing (i.e. are not on the right religion); though they both recite the Scripture. Like unto their word, said (the pagans) who know not. Allah will judge between them on the Day of Resurrection about that wherein they have been differing.

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Both Abuzola and dabos are the greatest kufir.

Your cult stinks !!!

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Abuzola 1

who is focused 123?

is he a kiffir becues i think so bro

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georgecso

am just asking

are you a muslim?

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Are you that blind, didn't you read what the first post says and its supplementary detailing the reason

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I have known silly people before Todak but u definitely take the cake @ And the bible told you the early christians were catholics, and that thats the name Jesus gave to the church right?, Catholism was the first named church, my bible tells me they were called christians, for the first time, not catholics

everybody and their mama knows that the roman catholic church was the only official christian church for a long extended period of time. Stop actin dumb, not everything is documented in the bible.

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Todak it seems you are refusing to think

Just because the bible does not say it does not make it false. The bible stops at a point, it is historical fact that the Roman Catholic Church is the oldest established church. It was the Major if not Only church for a long time shortly after Paul's Death till Martin Luther and the Protestant Revolution.

The CHurch in Rome was already in full bloom 50 years after Christ died, and by 100 AD it had become the dominant church. The church in Rome became known as the Roman Catholic Church.

The church prayed to the East. FACT. A lot of the old Catholic Churches were built oriented to the East, FACT

I do not know or care if the bible says we should pray to the east, the FACT is that the Early Christians prayed to the east. FACT!! That is what i am saying. This does not require extrapolation of scripture or bible knowledge. This is what happened.

This is Historical Fact that can not be disputed. The Bible is not the sole document of Christian History. The Bible does not go past the the Apostolic Age(the era of the apostles). It definitely does not have anything of record past 100 AD.

And no i am not afraid of an internet character, i am just irritated at your refusal to open your eyes. Believing this Historical fact is not sending you to hell.

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@snwanduv

If you are not going to think or read please dont bother to respond.

I beg your pardon, are you afraid i countered you, i only want you to know that it is wrong to assume, and for your information, i read the post right well.

The article was talking about Early Catholic traditions. And as Catholicism was the first established church it goes along with what i am saying.

And the bible told you the early christians were catholics, and that thats the name Jesus gave to the church right?, Catholism was the first named church, my bible tells me they were called christians, for the first time, not catholics.

Except you know more about the History of the catholic church than the authors of the article.

That is the history of catholics not early christians, so please spare us those catholics stuff, and do you think catholic was the original church christ gave?

Is it my fault the early christians assumed?

It is your fault that you believed it and try to use it to convinve otheres without you having a good reference from the bible. If you follow my posts, i have always said, i hate false assumptions, what do you have to prove that the early christians were catholics?, well, if you have a biblical backup, go ahead with it, but if not, hold your peace.

The fact is that they assumed it and practiced it.

who assumed it? christ, catholics, the apostles or you? asumptions without the true leading is baseless

I never said the bible told us to,

And why did you believe it, which do you beleieve, the bible or the assumptions of what you believe?

all i said was early christians used to pray to the east. Please stop trying so hard to be right and try to learn.

And i asked for prove which you gave to be catholics, adn i asked a=did your bible refer to catholics as the early christians? Yes i always want to learn but not asumptions and falsehood

I did not post the verses to prove that it was fact they prayed to the east. I used the verses to show their rational. And those verses were not used to show why Christians used to pray to the east. I clearly stated it was Jews that used this.

But it was also clearly stated that the website was refering tyo catholics and can not be a ration or move to claim that early christians pray to the east.

Research the history of the catholic church(thus early christians).

That is a different search entirely, not early christians, they can not be refered to as catholics, never, cos the bible did not tell me that.

There are several similarities between all 3 religions and that is one.

And that is what you are after, go ahead, and when you are through with your similarity, then search for the differences and you will see the difference.

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Focus is a pure kafir

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@todak

http://www.catholicculture.org/culture/library/view.cfm?id=1353&CFID=6342212&CFTOKEN=22157184

Jews use/used these verses as rational to pray to the east

Ezekiel 43:1-2

“Then he lead me to the gate which faces the east, and there I saw the glory of the God of Israel coming from the east”

and Ezekiel 43:4

“the Glory of the LORD entered the temple by the way of the gate which faces the east”

I did not say Islam copied Christianity. What i meant was that it is one of the traditions that are similar to all 3 faiths. And we all know that Judaism was the first of the 3, so if there is a similarity, it is not wrong to guess it came from Judaism.

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@ snwanduv

It was customary for Early Christians also prayed towards "East" (Jerusalem) so did the Jews. It started with the Jewish religion which of course influenced the other 2.

And where did you get your facts from, i will like to know more about that, and the infection to islam

@Olabowale

Muslims dont pray towards the east or west or north or south. Rather Muslims pray toward Kaaba; their Qiblah dear to the heart of Muhammad (AS) by Allah's design.

[/color]May i ask why?

Proof of this structure as the structure that Muslim must pray towards, you have to see what people are doing in the Mosque which hused this structure the Kaaba.Everyone in that Mosque, Haram prays facing this structure. Everyone in larger Makka Metropolitan prays towards the Mosque in the process of praying towards Kaaba. Everyone in Surrounding towns and cities and villages prays facing Makka. Everyone in that region and worldwide prays towards the general direction of Makka, hence Masjid Haram, hence specifically Kaaba.

[color=#000099]There must be a specific hidden agena to this, since Allah is not a pagan god, why then an insruction to prya towards kabba, just like that, at least one should be free to pray towards any palce, i feel, but then explain in details, olabowale

If you are on the west side of Saudi Arabia, Makka, Masjid Haram, Kaaba, you face the east. If you are in the East, you face the West, if you are in the North, you face South, if you are in South, you face North, whereever you are you face that structure; Kaaba.

Something must really be cooking, this is driving the whole thing to paganism, so if I pray to Allah facing the west of kabba, my prayer woul not be answered?, Allah can not give such instruction with out a good reason to that, olabowale help with it

Adam faced it; the soil and site existed beoire him. Noah faced it. So did Ibrahim who rebuilt it, after the flood of Noah with the help of his son Ismail. Ibrahim still has a station where two Rakah are made by those who make hajj and umrah.

You have started with your fruitless lies, heh, show me in the quran all you have mention, where they faced and bowed to Allah, do not qoute an hadith for me,

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Muslims dont pray towards the east or west or north or south. Rather Muslims pray toward Kaaba; their Qiblah dear to the heart of Muhammad (AS) by Allah's design.

Proof of this structure as the structure that Muslim must pray towards, you have to see what people are doing in the Mosque which hused this structure the Kaaba.Everyone in that Mosque, Haram prays facing this structure. Everyone in larger Makka Metropolitan prays towards the Mosque in the process of praying towards Kaaba. Everyone in Surrounding towns and cities and villages prays facing Makka. Everyone in that region and worldwide prays towards the general direction of Makka, hence Masjid Haram, hence specifically Kaaba.

If you are on the west side of Saudi Arabia, Makka, Masjid Haram, Kaaba, you face the east. If you are in the East, you face the West, if you are in the North, you face South, if you are in South, you face North, whereever you are you face that structure; Kaaba. Adam faced it; the soil and site existed beoire him. Noah faced it. So did Ibrahim who rebuilt it, after the flood of Noah with the help of his son Ismail. Ibrahim still has a station where two Rakah are made by those who make hajj and umrah.

@georgecso: The Kaaba is empty, inside and out. Nothing in it. There are many Youtube videos showing the inside. Obviously the outside is empty.

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Moslems dont neccessarily pray towards the east. They pray towards Mecca.

It was customary for Early Christians also prayed towards "East" (Jerusalem) so did the Jews. It started with the Jewish religion which of course influenced the other 2.

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In the past 25 post there have been no answer, babs give it a trial, and also where is Imam Olabowale, to give us a sweet mouhed imamic answer.

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We humans very curious beings. What could be in the Ka'bah?

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Spot on Bro.

Qoolu Semi'na wa ata'na you get me bro!!!

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Simple question, straight answer. God Commanded Muslims to.

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@Bab

U sounded as one.

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@Temi 4 rea

@Babs

U be imam?

Why the question ma'am?

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@Poster

I think its a tradition thats must be followed by all muslims with or wthout foldind hands.

@Babs

U be imam?

Just out of curiousity.

@David

Abeg no talk wetin u no knw.

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@Davidylan

according to sura 19:71, you dont even need to change your ways, you are hell bound anyway.

Answers were provided and try not to divert the issues as you are well known for that.

This is the issue at hand:

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according to sura 19:71, you dont even need to change your ways, you are hell bound anyway.

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@davifylan

liar!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if u dont change ur ways, u are hell bound

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@Davidylan

Here he goes with his usual style of escaping issues:

Let me remind you of what you posted:

I asked you to furnish where they did that but you clouldnt but resorted to:

Are you up to the task? You know nothing when it comes to debating with BABS.

You are a big liar and yuou should supply me where JEWS rebuffed them, Liar, Olodo that cannot stand BABS when it comes to debate.

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prove me wrong dude. Where are your own facts?

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@Davidyln

Fact please and not spewing lies.

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they used to pray towards jerusalem before, when the jews rebuffed them they started to face the east.

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@NO2ATHEISM

Answer has been proved but if you are not satisfied, create a thread and we discuss

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i was banned temporarily, cus i was saying too much truth for the likings of muslims,

am back,

by the way what's with the replicated thread, there is already one with the same topic, please take note.

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its because the Kaabah is located towards the east. normally every muslim is meant to face the Qiblah when praying, and all muslims around the world do that. if u've noticed, in mecca while praying, all muslims face the qiblah, no matter what direction they are facing.

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Shouldn't you be asking this question in the Islam section?

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i think i found the answer in Ezekiel 9:16,17. You are asking for something deep which you may not fully understand now.

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