The Muslim Prayer
By Messenger Elijah Muhammad
Reprinted from page 63 of The Supreme Wisdom, Vol. 2
Muslims pray five times a day, not once a week or once a year.
They pray at sunrise, at noon, at mid-afternoon, at sundown, and
If awakened through the night, another prayers is made! In fact., two
prayers should be said during the night, making a total of seven prayers
There is no worship of a Sunday or Sabbath in Islam, all the days are
The Muslims wash and clean all exposed parts of their bodies before
each prayer, which is made facing in the direction of the SUNRISE (East).
MUSLIM PRAYER SERVICE IS UNEQUALED
Study the Muslim’s way of worship and you will agree with me that
there is no better way of divine worship. Why? For one thing, the Muslim
always washes and cleans himself before communicating with Allah (God).
In other words, he first cleans his own body and then invites the clean
Holy Spirit to come (into his body). That is the best state (of body as
well as of mind) in which to say one’s prayers.
MUSLIM PRAYER SERVICE BEST SUITS THE SO-CALLED NEGROES
I say that no religious worshipper could beat such a preparation for
his prayer service or use more honor and submission to his Maker as I
have described in preceding paragraphs.
The Muslim’s Prayer Service or use more honor and submission to his
Maker as I have described in preceding paragraphs.
The Muslim’s Prayer Service, therefore, is the best to be used by the
so-called Negroes in America, for its words fit their condition more than
any other people on earth.
Until now, we have been turned from our God (Allah) towards the
devil, believing in and worshipping a trinity of Gods, with our faces
down or upward towards the sky, and our thoughts of God in the sky.
DESCRIPTION OF PRAYER
The Muslim begins his prayer by declaring that ALLAH IS THE GREATEST
and that he bears witness that there is “No God by ALLAH,” and that
none deserves to be served (worshipped) but Him. He further declares
that Muhammad is His Apostle (an Apostle whom Allah would raise up from
the lost and found people of the see of Abraham in the Days of Judgement).