5.6 Like Jesus
When a Muslim prays or thanks God he does so in the same
fashion that was taught to Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and all of
the previous prophets of Allah. You will find that when a
Muslim prays he places his forehead on the ground in total
submission to God Almighty. Let us see how the prophets
(including Jesus, pbuh) prayed:
Genesis 17:3 "And Abram fell on his face: and God
talked with him, saying,"
Genesis 17:17 "Then Abraham fell upon his face, and
laughed, and said in his heart, Shall a child be born unto
him that is an hundred years old? and shall Sarah, that is
ninety years old, bear?"
Exodus 34:8 "And Moses made haste, and bowed his head
toward the earth, and worshipped."
Numbers 16:20-22 "And the LORD spake unto Moses and
unto Aaron, saying, Separate yourselves from among this
congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they
fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the
spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be
wroth with all the congregation?"
Joshua 5:14 "And he said, Nay; but as captain of the
host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face
to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith
my Lord unto his servant?"
Ezekiel 9:8 "And it came to pass, while they were
slaying them, and I was left, that I fell upon my face, and
cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy all the
residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon
2 Chronicles 20:18 "And Jehoshaphat bowed his head
with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the
inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping
Ezekiel 11:13 "And it came to pass, when I prophesied,
that Pelatiah the son of Benaiah died. Then fell I down upon
my face, and cried with a loud voice, and said, Ah Lord GOD!
wilt thou make a full end of the remnant of Israel?"
Matthew 17:6 "And when the disciples heard it, they
fell on their face, and were sore afraid."
Matthew 26:39 "And he (Jesus) went a little farther,
and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it
be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as
I will, but as thou wilt."