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The End Times:

Based on

Numerical Analysis of

the Quran, Hadith,

Arabic Words, and

Historical Events.


Mahdi in 2017

Jesus (p) in 2022 (or 2023)


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Muslims pray directly to God. Unlike in the Catholicism, there are no "priests" or confessions in Islam. Only God can forgive sins.  Muslims (men & women) are expected to pray 5 times a day, preferably but not necessarily, in a group prayer. The group prayer can be held in any location, it does not have to be in an official mosque. Muslims can pray, individually or as a group, anywhere which is clean (they usually use a clean rug, mat, or sheet), in a shopping mall, office, airport, park, lawn, etc. Prayers are in Arabic. They include reciting few verses from the Quran. However, Muslims do not have to learn Arabic, except for uttering few sentences and verses in Arabic.

On Fridays, Muslim men must attend a group prayer around noon time, in which they first listen to a sermon/speech by a preacher and then they pray. For women, attending such Friday Noon Prayer is optional because God understands that women may have children to take care of. Friday Noon Prayer is considered the most important prayer of the week. If performed properly by a Muslim, God may forgive the sins of this Muslim for the previous week.

The Islamic prayer is known in Arabic as Salat and in Urdu as Namaz. A Muslim should not pray unless he is in state of physical purity (cleanliness) called Tahara. This means if a Muslim is impure for minor or major reasons/causes, a Muslim should not pray until he cleanses himself/herself.

Two types of physical impurity causes exist: (a) major, and (b) minor:

Minor impurity Causes include: urinating, excreting, farting, etc. A Muslim who experiences one of these minor impurity causes must wash certain parts of his body in a ritual called Wudu (the Bible prescribes a similar washing ritual referred to as Ablution) before he/she can pray.

Major impurity Causes include: ejaculation, being in menses, etc.  The Ghusul (full body wash performed according to a specific method) is obligatory to cleanse the body from major causes of impurity. For women, during their period of menses (menstruation), they should neither perform the 5 regular formal prayers and nor fast. After their period of menses (menstruation) ends, women should perform Ghusul, then women can start performing prayers and fast again.

1. How to perform the required 5 daily Islamic (Muslim) prayers

2. How to perform Wudu (ablution or cleansing some parts of the body before prayers) ?

3. How to perform Ghusul (full body wash/shower performed according to a specific method) ?

4. The amazing health benefits of Islamic (Muslim) prayers:

      - explained by Dr. Zakir Naik

      - explained by Dr. Zaid Ghazzawi

5. The health benefits of the Islamic pre-prayer washing ritual known as Wudu (ablution)



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