As I stand outside the masjidhaving just finished praying the
“Fajr” prayer, I can’t help but
notice the similarities betweenthe Fajr and Isha prayers. Ishais the night prayer and issupposed to be prayed whenthe sun sets and darkness takes over. Fajr is meant to be the dawnprayer, prayed when the sun is set to rise. So why have I just finished
praying “Fajr” in the masjid, only to walk home and see nothing but
darkness and stars in the sky? Clearly something is terribly wrong here.
We can see that the “dawn” prayer is meant for the break of dawn when
there is some light visible on the horizon. Today, every masjid and nearlyall Muslims have watches and clocks which tellmodern time, but how did they tell time in thetime of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)?Definitely not with wrist watches, I bet. The
“Scholars” of Islam have even gone so far as
to calculate when the exact times for eachprayer will be, everyday for every month. Thisto me i
s a huge bid’ah (something invented thatwasn’t brought by the Prophet
Allah tells us time and time again in the Qur’an
that in the Prophet Muhammad
, we have the best example. Shouldn’t
that mean that everything he did was the best way we could possibly do it?