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Pray as you see me pray – Albani’s deceptive work

Naseer-ud-deen Albani wrote a book titled, “Sifaat Salatun Nabi (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)”. However, what Albani failed to answer, despite his attempt to discredit the research of the four Imaam’s of fiqh, is the following:

Does the Quran explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Sahih Bukhari explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Sahih Muslim explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Sunnan Nisa’i explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Jami At-Tirmizi explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Sunnan Abu Dawud explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Does Sunnan Ibn Majah explain sequentially and in a detailed manner the method of performing Salaat (prayers)?

Please name one single Muhaddith (Scholar of Hadith) amongst those listed above who has written a complete / comprehensive book on how to perform salaat?

Did the messenger of Allah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) order any of the 125,000 companions to record or write a book on “pray as you see me pray”?

Did any of the four Khulafaa Rashideen write a book on how to perform salaat in their lifetime? Especially Umar Ibn Khattab (known for establishing Fiqh) and Usmaan Ibn Affan (who compiled the Qur’an)?

Bilal Phillips, Albani, Madkhali, Salih al-Fawzan, Zakir Naik & Farhat Hashmi can not teach the ummah the complete way of salaat if they answered “No” to all the 10 Questions above. Then how on earth did they learn the right method of Salaat? The answer is that they (the Salafi’s) generated their method of Salaat by carefully studying and copying the candid research of Aimma-e- Mujtahideen; especially Imaam Shafi’i (rahmatullahi alayhi).

Allah Ta’ala has given the order in the Quran to “Establish Salaat” but the details have been left out. It is funny that Imaam Abu Hanifa (rahmatullahi alayhi) is accused of knowing only 6-Ahadeeth. Interestingly, with “6-Ahadeeth” he was able to teach people the full methodology of Salaat. So, shouldn’t one go to the person who out of 6-hadeeth can teach the ummah how to pray, rather than Imaam Bukhari who collected over 600,000 ahadeeth, yet he didn’t teach anyone the full method of salaat?

Albani’s book “Sifaat Salaatun Nabi” is nothing more than a deceptive attempt at confusing the Ummah. In his book he could not produce a single sahih hadith that gives one the complete method and details of salaat. Even Albani’s book is incomplete despite the cut-and-paste that he did to mislead people. But the Salafi’s are blind followers of Albani so there is not much I can say. Albani has also commited injustice by hiding the following facts from the Ummah:

He does not give from the Quran and Sahih Hadith only the Faraaid (Obligatory Acts of Salaat)

He does not give from the Quran and Sahih Hadith only the Waajib acts of Salaat

He does not give from the Quran and Sahih Hadith only the Sunnah’s of the Salaat

He does not give from the Quran and Sahih Hadith only the Makrooh acts in Salaat

Why didn’t Albani tell the Ummah that even the greatest Imaam of Hadith; Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) did not provide ALL the SAHIH hadeeth to substantiate each and every act of Salaat; unless Albani learnt a better way to pray than Imaam Bukhari – because not All hadith reached Imaam Bukhari??

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