The Origin of Islam's Daily Prayers

Muhammad claimed that he was the only one who had prescribed the five times daily prayers as a gift from Allah for believers.  Well, not so fast.  He got that idea from Salman the Persian.  Zoroastrianism, the ancient pre-Islamic religion of Iran, long before Islam, had praying five times a day.  The only difference is that Zoroastrians did not face a specific direction.  They faced in any direction.  Muhammad wanted Muslims to face Mecca. Salman Farsi (Salman the Persian) was another opportunist who flocked to Mohammad seeking his favor.  In return, he shared with Muhammad a great many Zoroastrian teachings, which Muhammad adopted, as he did with information from the Bible. Look at some of the similarities between the Zoroastrian's prayer times and false sects of so-called Islam.  Names were slightly changed, but the basic concepts are there.  Hadithic prayer times are near dawn...(Read Full Article)

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