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do muslims ever pray spontaneously?

#1OogallyPosted 5/10/2012 1:13:59 PM
Or is it all strictly regimented?
#2BlazingRainPosted 5/11/2012 2:59:59 PM
No, we can pray at almost any time of the day.

And prayers in the night are especially recommended.
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#3De EvolutionPosted 5/11/2012 5:19:43 PM
Oogally posted...
Or is it all strictly regimented?

I pray all the time just not a structured salat with sets of rakas. I assume prayer includes anytime i call on God? When i want to express my feelings to God i dont always wash my body, set up a mat, and kneel down. I think muslims are in a constant state of thinkin about God and beseeching Him and thus in a semi constant state of prayer.
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#44M_I_A_W6Posted 5/11/2012 11:22:08 PM
Oogally posted...
Or is it all strictly regimented?

Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.
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#5Oogally(Topic Creator)Posted 5/12/2012 11:14:10 AM
4M_I_A_W6 posted...
Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.


That's what I was thinking of, yeah.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.

I don't know what those ones are. Are they also required to follow a certain setup?

I ask because being a former Christian I'm used to prayer of a much less regimented nature, and I'm wondering if Islam has the same (alongside the required prayers). A noob question I'm sure, but I've gotta know.
#6Yami_SashaPosted 5/12/2012 7:01:09 PM

From: Oogally | #005
4M_I_A_W6 posted...
Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.


That's what I was thinking of, yeah.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.

I don't know what those ones are. Are they also required to follow a certain setup?

I ask because being a former Christian I'm used to prayer of a much less regimented nature, and I'm wondering if Islam has the same (alongside the required prayers). A noob question I'm sure, but I've gotta know.


The less regimented ones you refer to are normally called "duas" or "dawa" where you cup your hands together and pray like that to God.
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#74M_I_A_W6Posted 5/12/2012 11:57:36 PM
Yami_Sasha posted...
From: Oogally | #005
4M_I_A_W6 posted...
Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.

That's what I was thinking of, yeah.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.

I don't know what those ones are. Are they also required to follow a certain setup?

I ask because being a former Christian I'm used to prayer of a much less regimented nature, and I'm wondering if Islam has the same (alongside the required prayers). A noob question I'm sure, but I've gotta know.
The less regimented ones you refer to are normally called "duas" or "dawa" where you cup your hands together and pray like that to God.


Otherwise known as supplications which is not the same as prayers.
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#8Yami_SashaPosted 5/13/2012 12:34:24 AM

From: 4M_I_A_W6 | #007
Yami_Sasha posted...
From: Oogally | #005
4M_I_A_W6 posted...
Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.

That's what I was thinking of, yeah.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.

I don't know what those ones are. Are they also required to follow a certain setup?

I ask because being a former Christian I'm used to prayer of a much less regimented nature, and I'm wondering if Islam has the same (alongside the required prayers). A noob question I'm sure, but I've gotta know.
The less regimented ones you refer to are normally called "duas" or "dawa" where you cup your hands together and pray like that to God.


Otherwise known as supplications which is not the same as prayers.




A supplication is a prayer. A prayer is simply remembering or rather connecting with God. One is obligatory and ritual while the other is optional and has no one way of doing it.
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#94M_I_A_W6Posted 5/14/2012 1:03:32 AM
Yami_Sasha posted...
From: 4M_I_A_W6 | #007
Yami_Sasha posted...
From: Oogally | #005
4M_I_A_W6 posted...
Are you referring to the obligatory prayers or the voluntary ones?

Obligatory ones: We follow what Allah sent to Rasul Allah Muhammad S.a.w.

That's what I was thinking of, yeah.

Voluntary ones: All the times in accordance to Sunnah Rasul Allah S.a.w.

I don't know what those ones are. Are they also required to follow a certain setup?

I ask because being a former Christian I'm used to prayer of a much less regimented nature, and I'm wondering if Islam has the same (alongside the required prayers). A noob question I'm sure, but I've gotta know.
The less regimented ones you refer to are normally called "duas" or "dawa" where you cup your hands together and pray like that to God.

Otherwise known as supplications which is not the same as prayers.


A supplication is a prayer. A prayer is simply remembering or rather connecting with God. One is obligatory and ritual while the other is optional and has no one way of doing it.


Both are different. A prayer has a set of requirements whereas a supplications can be done anywhere.
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