PRAYERS ALLAH does NOT ANSWER!


PRAYERS that ALLAH does NOT ANSWER!

In fact PRAYERS that Almighty God

DOES NOT ANSWER!


MUSLIMS PRAY FIVE TIMES A DAY?


Does Almighty God ANSWER the RECITING of

REPETITIOUS PRAYERS?


When I was reading in the Muslim hadith of the Night Journey and Ascension Al-Isra' wa Mi'raj, which is narrated on the authority of Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, I thought of HOW Jesus taught his disciples to PRAY. Here is what part of this Muslim hadith, or sayings of Muhammad states:


"...Then Allah revealed what He revealed to me. He then made obligatory for me fifty prayers every night and day.
I began my descent until I reached Moses who asked me: 'What has your Lord made obligatory for your community?' I said to him, 'Fifty prayers.' He then said, 'Return to your Lord and ask Him to reduce them, your community will not be able to bear that. I know the people of Israel from long experience and I have tested them.' I then returned to my Lord and said, 'O Lord, make things lighter for my people'. He then reduced it by five prayers for me. I then returned to Moses and he said to me, 'Your community will not be able to stand that. So return and ask Him to make things lighter.' I kept going between my Lord and Moses until Allah said, 'O Muhammad, there are five prayers every night and day. Each prayer is equal to ten prayers making them equal to fifty prayers. Whoever intends a good deed and does not do it, there will be written for him a single good deed. If he does it then there will be written for him ten good deeds. Whoever intends an evil deed and does not do it then there is nothing written against him. If he does it then there is written for him one evil deed.'
I then descended until I reached Moses and informed him of what had occurred. He then said to me, 'Return to your Lord and ask Him to make things lighter.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace then said, 'I have returned to my Lord until I felt ashamed before Him."

(taken from the hadith collection of Sahih Muslim)


When I read these words about Allah making it OBLIGATORY for Muslims to pray FIFTY TIMES EVERY day and night I immediately was reminded by the Holy Spirit about the words of Jesus teaching about PRAYER and HOW to PRAY. Please read Matthew 6:5-8 which TOTALLY CONTRADICTS what the above hadith teaches of HOW Muhammad was commanded to PRAY.


"And when you PRAY, you shall NOT be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily (or TRULY) I say unto you, They have their reward.

6. But you, when you PRAY, enter into your closet (referring to a place where you can be alone with God), and when you have shut your door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and your Father which sees in secret shall reward you openly.

7. But when you PRAY, use NOT VAIN REPETITIONS, as the heathen do (or as the PAGANS pray): for they (the HYPOCRITES, the HEATHEN and the PAGANS) THINK that they shall be heard for their MUCH SPEAKING.

8. Be NOT you therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things you have need of, before you ask him."


So then, here from the words of Jesus that also were CONFIRMED by the Quran, came BEFORE Muhammad was ever born, we CLEARLY see HOW we as TRUE BELIEVERS are to PRAY. Jesus, the PROPHET sent by Almighty God himself is CONDEMNING REPETITIVE RECITATION of prayers.

And yet nearly 600 years later Muslims are taught by their so called "prophet" Muhammad that they are OBLIGATED to pray FIVE TIMES every day, which supposedly Allah REDUCED from the originally command of FIFTY times a day, which again TOTALLY CONTRADICTS what the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God of the Holy Bible told his SON Jesus to teach the true followers of YEWHEW as how to PRAY. Jesus went on in this passage of scripture in the Gospel of Matthew to give us a GUIDELINE of HOW we are to prayer. In the Gospels Jesus teaches us to pray after this MANNER, which means that this is an EXAMPLE of HOW to pray, and not necessarily that we are to pray this particular prayer word for word every time we pray. Please read Matthew 6:7-13, which gives us a CLEAR EXAMPLE of HOW and how NOT to PRAY.


"But when you PRAY, use NOT VAIN REPETITIONS, as the heathen do: for they THINK that they shall be heard for their MUCH SPEAKING.

8. Be NOT you therefore like unto them: for your Father knows what things ye have need of, before you ask him.

9. After THIS MANNER therefore pray you: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be your name.

10. Your kingdom come. Your will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11. Give us this day our daily bread.

12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen."


So then, Almighty God desires us to call him FATHER when we come to him in prayer. We then glorify or uplift his mighty name. In other words we exalt our heavenly Father as being the ALMIGHTY. We are to proclaim the coming of his kingdom and then we are to pray that his WILL be accomplished IN earth, or IN these earthen vessels, our human bodies made from the dirt or the dust of the earth as well as God's WILL to be done in the world. We give thanks for the material things he has blessed us with and ask God on a daily basis for the giving of our daily needs. If we have sinned, then we are to ask forgiveness the moment we sin and are convicted of our sin by the Holy Spirit.

Jesus also instructs us that if we our self have NOT forgiven those who have wronged us, then we will NOT be forgiven of our heavenly Father of the sin that we have committed, UNTIL we first FORGIVE our fellow man that wronged us. Then we are to ask our heavenly Father to helps us to NOT be lead into temptation and to help us to remain free from sin.

And remember that this is just a guideline or pattern to follow when we pray. Almighty God wants us to communicate our feelings and needs to him in our OWN words when we PRAY. Almighty God already knows what we have need of, but he desires us to ask him, God desires our FELLOWSHIP and NOT REPETITIOUS RECITATION of the SAME RITUALISTIC prayers like those used by PAGANS who THINK they will be HEARD, because of how MANY TIMES they RECITE their PRAYERS, which they have MEMORIZED, or which they READ from a prayer card.


Another point I want you to notice is that some Muslims make it a point to pray OPENLY is the STREET. or in open public places as well as praying in large groups with other Muslims. This again CONTRADICTS the teaching of HOW true believers of the ONE TRUE Almighty God of the Holy Bible are to PRAY. The Holy Bible PLAINLY and CLEARLY teaches that this kind of praying in the STREETS and in REPETITION is the way HEATHENS, PAGANS and HYPOCRITES pray.

From what I have researched the Muslims believe that the Christians and the Jews are basically the same, but the TRUTH of the matter is that Christians and Jews do NOT believe the SAME things, nor do they PRAY in the SAME way. Most Christians follow the way that Jesus taught his disciples how to pray, whereas the Jews follow their Jewish traditions of praying. Jesus was calling them HYPOCRITES for praying this way, because they were basically doing it for the praise of men.

During my research on Islam I came across a video on YouTube that shows BOTH the Jews praying and the Muslims praying. In this video it can clearly be seen that the Jews bow TOWARDS the dome of the rock in Jerusalem and the Muslims bow TOWARDS the Kaaba in Mecca with their backside facing the dome of the rock. The one who made this video points out that the Holy land, Jerusalem and the dome of the rock or Holy mount is NOT holy or sacred to the Muslims who TURN their BACKS to it when they bow to what is truly sacred to them. Here is a link to one of these videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UafWX3G1l8



WHAT ABOUT PRAYER BEADS?


What are PRAYER BEADS? There are several religions that use prayer beads to keep track of the REPETITIONS of PRAYERS. Among these religions are Hinduism, ISLAM, Buddhism, Sikhism, the Bahai belief and Catholicism, Eastern Orthodox, and Anglicanism among the Christian faith. Hinduism was the earliest religion to begin this practice of using prayer beads around 500 years before the birth of Jesus the Christ.

The history of actually using prayer beads in Islam does not seem apparent that it began with Muhammad. At the time of the prophet Muhammad there is no apparent evidence that Muslims used prayer beads as an aid to keep track of their prayer recitations during personal prayer. Muslims may however have used small pebbles to count off as they recited their devotions and praises to their god Allah. This too is just a matter of speculation, but it seems reasonable for Muslims to use some way of keeping tract of their many recitations to Allah. Some say that Caliph Abu Bakr used a subha, which is the modern Islamic term used to refer to the prayer beads used by some Muslims of today. The widespread manufacture and use of prayer beads called subha began about 600 years ago. The word "subha" comes from and Arabic word that means to glorify God.

The subha may vary in style or decorative embellishments, but they share some common design qualities. The subha have either 33 round beads, or 99 round beads separated by flat disks into three groups of 33. There is often a larger, leader bead and a tassel at one end to mark the start point of recitations.

The subha or prayers beads are used by Muslims to help count recitations and concentrate during personal prayers. The Muslim touches one bead at a time while reciting words of dhikr, which are recitations in remembrance of Allah. These recitations are often of the 99 "names" of Allah, or of three different phrases that glorify and praise Allah. These three phrases are most often repeated as follows:

  • Subhannallah, which means glory to Allah - 33 times

  • Alhandilillah, which means praise be to Allah - 33 times

  • Allahu Akbar, which means Allah is greatest - 33 times

This particular form of recitation stems from one of the hadiths in which the Prophet Muhammad instructed his daughter, Fatima, to remember Allah using these words. He also said that believers who recite these words after every prayer "will have all sins pardoned, even if they may be as large as the foam on the surface of the sea."

It is only fair to also say that some Muslims do NOT use the practice of prayer beads, because they do not believe that Muhammad himself used any type of prayer beads to keep track of reciting devotions to Allah, but rather used the fingers of their hands to somehow keep track of their many recitations to Allah.

But nonetheless Muhammad did in fact teach Muslims to use REPETITIVE RECITATIONS of prayers as the WAY to pray to Allah, which is basically MOCKED by our Lord Jesus Christ himself, when he condemned this practice of VAIN REPETITIONS in praying to our heavenly Father, the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God and creator of all.

Now I want to make it clear that Jesus was not just pointing the finger at Muslims and the religion of Islam, when he taught us this TRUTH about HOW to pray and how NOT to pray. But rather Jesus was condemning ALL who use PRAYER BEADS and REPETITIOUS PRAYERS when praying to the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God. And this includes Christians such as CATHOLICS, those of the Eastern Orthodox Christian faith, and the Anglicans Christians as well, who use the ROSARY to address their prayers to the VIRGIN MARY nearly 8 times MORE than theirs prayers to Almighty God. ALL these types of REPETITIVE prayers have their origins in the PAGAN religions such as HINDUISM, BUDDHISM, SIKHISM, and the BAHAI faith.

One Catholic tradition says that the ROSARY was first introduced into the Christian faith, when an APPARITION or so called vision of Mary by St Dominic, who was a Catholic monk, was given to him by Mary herself. A later APPARITION of Mary was seen by three children of Fatima, which amazingly bears the resemblance of the name of Muhammad's daughter named Fatimah. who Muhammad taught to recites 33 times each three words that brought remembrance to Allah.

In this APPARITION of Mary the three children were told to pray the ROSARY every day so that there would be peace. The original ROSARY or set of PRAYER BEADS contained 150 beads to correspond to the 150 Psalms in the Holy Bible that were recited daily by these Dominican monks.

Later because of the length of the Psalms the lay people began to say 150 Our Father prayers that Jesus taught in the Gospels. Eventually the ROSARY evolved to what most Catholics today use, which is composed of 5 decades or five sections of 10 Hail Mary prayers with a single bead in between each section upon which an Our Father and a Glory be to the Father is recited.

The Hail Mary prayer owes its origin to the rosary. When people said the rosary in the twelfth century, Gabrielle’s greeting “Hail Mary, full or grace, the Lord is with thee” was often said along with the Our Father. Later, Elizabeth’s greeting ”blessed are you among women” was added. It was not until the sixteenth century that the words “Holy Mary., Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death” were added.


My point is this NO MATTER if an ANGEL appear to you and teach you ANOTHER message OTHER than the GOSPEL of Jesus Christ that was FIRST preached to you, then you should NOT believe this other message. This is my paraphrased version of the words of Paul spoken to us in 2 Corinthians 11:3,4 where we see that Paul was fearful that some young believers might be DECEIVED by a DIFFERENT gospel that what he had taught us.


"But I FEAR, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty (or in the same way that SATAN DECEIVED Adam and Eve by mixing a little truth in with his lies), so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

4. For if he (referring to ANYONE including and ANGEL) that comes preaches another Jesus, (that is to say if ANYONE comes and preaches a DIFFERENT gospel of Jesus) whom we have NOT preached, or if you receive another spirit, which you have NOT received (meaning any spirit that does NOT exalt Jesus as the MESSIAH, the SON of Almighty God), or another gospel, which you have NOT accepted, you might well bear with him."


The Holy Bible teaches us to TRY the spirits in order to see and KNOW it they are TRULY from Almighty God. Please read 1 John 4:1-21, which CLEARLY teaches us that we MUST LOVE one another and this is HOW we KNOW that we love Almighty God.

"Beloved, BELIEVE NOT EVERY SPIRIT, but TRY the spirits whether they are OF God: because many FALSE prophets (like Muhammad) are gone out into the world.

2. Hereby know you the Spirit of God: EVERY spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh IS OF God:

3. And EVERY spirit that confesses NOT that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh IS NOT OF God: and THIS is that spirit of antichrist, whereof you have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

4. You are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

5. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world hears them.

6. We are of God: he that KNOWS God HEARS us; he that is NOT of God hears NOT us. Hereby know we the spirit of TRUTH, and the spirit of error.

7. Beloved, let us LOVE one another: for love is of God; and every one that loves is born of God, and knows God.

8. He that loves NOT knows NOT God (the spirit of ERROR); for God is love.

9. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.

10. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

12. No man has seen God at any time. IF we love one another, God dwells in us, and his love is perfected in us.

13. Hereby KNOW we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit.

14. And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world.

15. WHOSOEVER (and this means YOU my dear Muslim brothers and sisters, WHOSOEVER) shall confess that Jesus is the SON of God, God dwells in him, and he in God.

16. And we have known and believed the love that God has to us. God is love; and he that dwells in love dwells in God, and God in him.

17. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.

18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love.

19. We love him, because he first loved us.

20. If a man SAY (or if a MUSLIM SAYS) , I love God, and HATES his brother, he is a LIAR: for he that loves NOT his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

21. And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother ALSO."


Jesus WARNS his followers that there would come many FALSE prophets and FALSE teachers that would DECEIVE many.

And the FALSE prophet Muhammad is one of these FALSE prophets that has DECEIVED many Muslims into believing that they serve the ONE TRUE and ONLY ALMIGHTY God of the Holy Bible when they follow the teachings of Muhammad to HATE the JEWS and the CHRISTIANS just because the will NOT SUBMIT to bow down or worship the FALSE god Allah of Islam, then these Muslims who sincerely believe that they are serving the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God of the Holy Bible know NOT whom they TRULY serve, which is that DECEIVER, Satan, the Devil. Please read the study "IS ALLAH the SAME ALMIGHTY GOD of the BIBLE?" for an in-depth study that clearly shows that ALLAH is NOT the SAME Almighty God YEHWEH of the Holy Bible.

But for now let us continue to look at the DIFFERENCE of how Muslims are taught to pray as opposed to the way the Jesus taught his followers to pray in the Holy Bible. Jesus said that the scribes and pharisees were hypocrites and that they worshiped and prayed in VAIN, because they THOUGHT or FALSELY believed that they would be HEARD due to there MANY prayers.

Jesus went on to teach us that our heavenly Fathers seeks those to worship him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH. Please read John 4:19-26 where Jesus plainly tells us the he IS the MESSIAH.


"The woman said unto him (Jesus), Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet.

20. Our fathers worshiped in this mountain; and you say (or the Jews say), that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.

21. Jesus said unto her, Woman, BELIEVE ME, the hour comes, when you shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

22. You worship you know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.

23. But the hour comes, and NOW IS, when the TRUE worshipers shall worship the Father in SPIRIT and in TRUTH: for the Father SEEKS such to worship him.

24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him MUST worship him in SPIRIT and in TRUTH.

25. The woman said unto him, I know that MESSIAH comes, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things.

26. JESUS said unto her, I that speak unto you am he."


Here in verse 26 Jesus the SON of the ONE TRUE and ONLY Almighty God is CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaching ALL who will HEAR the TRUTH that HE IS the MESSIAH, the one who was FORETOLD of in the scriptures as the ONE who would be raised up from among his people to be the savior of mankind.

Can you not see my dear Muslim brothers and sisters that Jesus is the ONLY way for you to obtain ETERNAL LIFE in the world to come. Please read the study "PROPHECIES of JESUS being the MESSIAH!" that produces the EVIDENCE of SCRIPTURE that Jesus is the ONE that the Holy Scripture have TESTIFIED or declared to be the SAVIOR of mankind to ALL who BELIEVE and FOLLOW his teachings in the GOSPELS.


DO NOT BE DECEIVED

by the FALSE teachings of ISLAM!



Matthew 15:8-20 teaches us that TRADITIONS of MEN such as the HADITH of Muhammad turn people AWAY for TRUE worship of Almighty God.



"This people draws nigh unto me with their MOUTH, and honor me with their LIPS; but their HEART is far from me.

9. But in VAIN they do worship me (WHY? Why do this people worship Almighty God in VAIN?), TEACHING for doctrines the commandments of men.

10. And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:

11. NOT that which goes into the mouth defiles a man; but that which comes out of the mouth, THIS defiles a man.

12. Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Know you that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?

13. But he answered and said, Every plant, which my heavenly Father has not planted, shall be rooted up.

14. Let them alone: they (those who TEACH DOCTRINE and COMMANDMENT of MAN) be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.

15. Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.

16. And Jesus said, Are you also yet without understanding?

17. Do not you yet understand, that whatsoever enters in at the mouth goes into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18. But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.

19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20. These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashed hands defiles NOT a man."



Does not the TRADITIONS of the hadith teach to CLEAN yourself BEFORE you PRAY in order for your prayers to be worthy to be heard?

Almighty God knows the THOUGHTS and the INTENT of your HEART. This is what God wants you to clean in order for your prayers to be heard. Isaiah 59:1-8 teaches us that SIN is what SEPARATES you from Almighty God HEARING your prayer, because you have VIOLENCE in your HEART to SHED the INNOCENT blood of God's people the Christians and the Jews.



"Behold, the LORD'S hand is NOT shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

2 BUT your INIQUITIES (or YOUR SINS) have SEPARATED between you and your God, and your SINS have hid his face from you, that he will NOT hear.

3. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perverseness.

4. None calls for justice, nor any pleads for TRUTH: they trust in VANITY, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

5. They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and weave the spider's web: he that eats of their eggs dies, and that which is crushed breaks out into a viper.

6. Their webs shall not become garments, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are works of iniquity, and the act of VIOLENCE is in their hands.

7. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to SHED innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

8. The way of PEACE they know NOT; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: WHOSOEVER goes therein shall not know peace."



This means YOU my dear Muslims brothers and sisters who FOLLOW the teaching of the Quran to do VIOLENCE and SHED the INNOCENT BLOOD of God's people the Christians and the Jews. Your SINS have separated you from Almighty God, because you follow the VANITY of the teachings and TRADITIONS of that MAN Muhammad.

Almighty God wants you to PLEAD for the TRUTH. Search out the TRUTH for YOURSELF by READING, STUDYING, and OBEYING the teaching of Jesus found in the GOSPELS and the New Testament of the Holy Bible.

Time is running out my dear Muslim brothers and sisters. When Jesus returns he will come as a WARRIOR King who will FIGHT for his people Israel and will DESTROY all those NATIONS that are fighting AGAINST ISRAEL, when Jesus comes again.

And the word of TRUTH the Holy Bible CLEARLY and PLAINLY teaches us WHO these nations are that Jesus will DESTROY when he comes again.

THEY ARE


      ALL MUSLIM NATIONS!

Wake up before it is too late, because once you make the CHOICE to FOLLOW ISLAM in JIHAD and take the life of an INNOCENT Christian of Jew, then it will be too late to REPENT, because you have TAKEN the MARK of the BEAST as foretold in Revelation chapter 13. Please read the study "ISLAM IS THE MARK OF THE BEAST!"




Your brother in the Lord Jesus Christ,

Mark