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Picture of the Day: Pope Francis Praying and Prostrating Like a Muslim

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Pope Francis lies on the ground during the celebration of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday at Saint Peter's basilica, at the Vatican, April 18. On Good Friday Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (STEFANO RELLANDINI/EPA) Week of observances

Pope Francis lies on the ground during the celebration of the Passion of Christ on Good Friday at Saint Peter’s basilica, at the Vatican, April 18. On Good Friday Christians commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (STEFANO RELLANDINI/EPA) Week of observances

The Gospels also tell us that Jesus, may peace be on him, also prayed by prostrating on the ground in the Garden of Gethsemane, to save himself from the accursed death on the cross.

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7 Responses to Picture of the Day: Pope Francis Praying and Prostrating Like a Muslim

  1. Saud Khan/Sam

    April 23, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Prostrate is a prostrate, it means submission. Why it is a news if Pope dose it or a Khalifa. We all are taught by Prophets to submmit to God Almighty. Even Hindus prostrate

  2. Saud Khan/Sam

    April 23, 2014 at 10:07 am

    By the way Muslims in fact do not prostrate the way Pope is doing in this particular picture.

  3. Ghulam Sarwar

    April 23, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Welcome Pope Francis for leading the way. He should also preach to the lost sheep of Israel.
    All of us should remember and honor (and understand) the good words of Jesus (quoted in the BibleNT): If a son ask the father for bread…. See below Mathew verses 7-10:

    7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

    8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

    9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

    10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
    ——————————
    Such nice words from Jesus, who prayed to God in the garden of Gethsemane, asking Father (GOD) to avoid the cup. Will the Father not help him?
    It is an important lesson from the Bible NT. Pope should lead the way to preach such good words instead of Preaching Trinity and vicarious Atonement. Jesus will rise with his teachings. He will live by his real teachings. If his real teachings are demolished (bypassed), there will be no Jesus.
    The world needs the teachings of the man of God (Jesus). May God bless us all to mind all the good, wise words of Jesus a.s.

  4. Labeebah Rademeyer

    April 24, 2014 at 4:36 am

    If only all Christians could follow Jesus Christ’s (pbuh)word and deed,it would be a great blessing upon them…for Jesus son of Mary was a Muslim

  5. Ghulam Sarwar

    April 24, 2014 at 11:35 am

    That is right, the above comment:
    If only all Christians could follow Jesus Christ’s (pbuh)word and deed, it would be a great blessing upon them…for Jesus son of Mary was a Muslim
    —————————
    Meaning Jesus a.s. was truly obedient to his Lord, his Father, the One he called his Father. Muslim means the one who submits wholly solely to his Master God. That is what Jesus did.
    German Philosopher, poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe wrote: (of course in German language),
    “It is silly that every one praises himself,
    If Islam means submission to God, then we all live and die as Muslims.”
    Jesus is truly beloved of God. If we follow his teachings, his main advisory teachings and leave alone the controversial words which Jesus did not intend to spread, we will have salvation. Then Jesus a.s. will also be very pleased. He will be living within us.
    It is an irony of faiths that every religion has forgotten the true teachings of their religious heads. The Jews have forgotten what was given to them by Moses a.s. The Christians have forgotten the real teachings of Jesus a.s. The Hindus have forgotten the real teachings of Krishna a.s. The Muslims have forgotten the true teachings given in the Quran by Muhammad s.a.w.s. The Muslims have embarked on a very wrong path.
    Instead of guiding the world to peaceful living and peace through justice, Muslims have embarked on the wrong beliefs of:
    1. Oppression and compulsion in the matters of faith.
    2. Using religion for politics, trying to get hold of power through use of religious sentiments.
    3. Disallowing every one to chose and practice religion freely.
    4. Taking account of people’s beliefs in this world. That is the work for God almighty in next world.
    5. Punishing any one who changes his religion peacefully with free will.
    6. Killing adulterers and fornicators, i.e. a capital punishment not mentioned in Quran.
    7. Not following the true path of the prophet Muhammad s.a.w.s. and his companions.
    8. Inventing a new religion, a new Shariah.
    9. Inventing new laws and implementing them, such as, it is Haraam to talk to a Christian, to an Ahmadi. It is Haraam to bury an Ahmadi in the Muslim graveyard.
    10. They have invented new theory about Haraam and Halaal. That is like making a new Shariah. But it is Allah who decides (has decided) Haraam and Halaal.
    11. They (the main body of Muslims) do not understand the Quran and the Sunnah. Yet they want to implement the Shariah. That is their version of Shariah. There are many sects amongst Muslims. Every one has his own bundle of Hadith. Every one has his own Shariah. Whose Shariah should be implemented?
    12. The world now is a global village. There is a mixed culture, multi-culture society in every country. The principle should be to “LIVE AND LET LIVE”. That is supported by the Islamic teachings.

    It is a long list for the Muslims to apprehend and correct their own attitude. Otherwise, they are heading for hell. If any one tries to advise them, they pronounce him “Kafir” while they do not understand the meaning of Kafir.
    Peace and love to all Muslims, Jews and Christians. Wassalam.

  6. Musalman

    April 25, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Ghulam Sarwar, I am rofl at your “Picture of the Day: Pope Francis Praying and Prostrating Like a Muslim” I have yet to see muslims prostrate like the way the Pope is doing. Muslims DO NOT prostrate that way at all, because if they did there would not be enough place on the open streets where you chaps do your praying. Muslims sit as opposed to squat on their heels and bend down forehead touching the ground.
    I just cannot understand why you guys lie.
    Further Jesus also prayed STANDING, and SITTING so throwing Himself on the ground does not really mean “prostrating”. Oh! how Muslims would love to make Christ and the Pope muslim! Snowballs chance in allah’s hell that that will happen.

  7. Namelee

    April 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Musalman,
    That is quite a nice one. Only the fake go scratching for legitimacy by all means.