While perusing this thread, www.abovetopsecret.com...
I came upon this question, posted by Charles1952.
Originally posted by charles1952
Obviously, colbe's prayer request is addressed to Christians, but I'm curious. Could Muslims ever make a similar prayer?
Colbe's seems to be for all of the inhabitants of Jerusalem and for the city itself. That prayer would include praying for the Muslims, Christians,
Atheists, and Jews of the area. Would that sort of prayer be allowed under Islam? I hope so, but I get the idea that a Muslim praying for a Jew
might be out of bounds.
Can anyone help me with what a Muslim prayer for Jerusalem might be like?
It's a really valid question, but it shows just how little we, who have been raised in Christian environments, actually understand how our brothers
and sister from across the aisle pray and apply their religion to their daily lives.
We know that Jesus taught Christians how to pray and how not to pray. Although many Christians are deaf to those teachings, shouting condemnation
from street corners and praying for cool stuff, instead of peace and healing of the planet. Note: When I was 13, I prayed fervently for boobs.
Catholics have the Rosary and the Stations of the Cross, and almost all Christians celebrate baptism and the Eucharist, or Communion.
So here's my question to Muslims, expanding on the original question posed by Charles:
How do Muslims pray? I understand that you pray several times a day. Are there separate prayers for different times of the day? Are all Muslims
reciting the same prayers, all at once, in a unified voice?
Is there room, during these designated prayer times for personal reflection, and listening to an inner message, or answer/acknowledgment that your
prayers have been received?
Is there room for, or a time in which you can pray for something personal and specific, like success on an Algebra test?
Will you share your personal spiritual experience through prayer, with us curious ATS members, and overlook our ignorance?
Thanks in advance for your kind responses.