Meer Hassan Ali, B.
Observations on the Mussulmauns of India: descriptive of their manners, customs, habits, and religious opinions ; made during a twelve years residence in their immediate Society (Band 1) — London, 1832

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DAILY PRAYER. 147

LETTER VII.

Namaaz (daily prayer).—The Mussulmaun prayers.—Then-
different names and times.—Extra prayer-service.—The
Mosque.—Ablutions requisite previous to devotion.—
Prostrations at prayers.—Mosque described.—The Mus-
sulmauns' Sabbath.—Its partial observance.—The amuse-
ments of this life not discontinued on the Sabbath.—Em-
ployment of domestics undiminished on this day.—Works
of importance then commenced.—Reasons for appropriating
Friday to the Sabbath.—The Jews opposed to Mahumud.—
The Prophet receives instructions from the angel Gabriel.—
Their import and definition.—Remarks of a Commentator

on theKhoraun__Prayer of intercession.—Pious observance

of Christmas day by a Native Lady.—Opinions entertained
of our Saviour.—Additional motives for prayer.—David's
Mother's prayer.—Anecdote of Moses and a Woodcutter.
—Remarks upon the piety and devotion of the female
Mussulmauns.

The Mussulmaun Lawgiver commanded Na-
maaz (daily prayer) five times a day:

1st. " The Soobhoo Namaaz," to commence at
the dawn of day.

2nd. " The Zohur," at the second watch of the
day, or mid-day.

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