7. : It is Gesture-speech, highest communicative dynamism: Sublime submission of servitude and allegiance;

               (a) Standing; manners for this posture;

               (b) Suspension of physical protocol in certain situations

               (c) Segmental shortening of protocol in certain situations

               (d) Kneeling: Gesture of surrender and submission of Spinal Cord.

               (e) Prostration: Gesture of Surrender of granted state of : self-governor: enjoying free will of self rule-governance.

We have earlier noted that all associations with the House of Allah the Exalted are primarily physical in nature. : Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and Allegiance is one's manifestation: an act of demonstrating truthfulness of verbal proclamation of believing in Allah the Exalted in response to the call of : the caller. Addressing Allah the Exalted the Men of Wisdom submit:

: He is The Herald of Allah the Exalted is the elevated last Messenger Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam.

Those who proclaim to have accepted the word of the elevated Messenger of Allah the Exalted are advised:

: This Imperative; second person; plural; masculine verb is made from مصدر قِيَامٌ Verbal Noun. It is from Root "ق و م". This Root, verbs and words made from it are used in relation to throughout the Grand Qur'aan:

: They steadfastly maintain the Institution of As-sa'laat: Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance; Recurrence: (1)2:03(2)5:55(3)8:03(4)9:71(5)27:03(6)31:04=6

: Imperative Verbal sentence: You people remain steadfast in maintaining Institution of As-sa'laat: Time Bound Formal Rite demonstrating Servitude and allegiance. Recurrence: (1)2:43(2)2:83(3)2:110(4)4:77(5)10:87(6)24:56(7)30:31(8)73:20=8. [With prefixed Fa: (1)4:103(2)22:78=2]

: He steadfastly maintained the Institution of As-sa'laat:  Recurrence: (1)2:177(2)9:18=2

: They steadfastly maintained the Institution of As-sa'laat: Recurrence: (1)2:277(2)7:170(3)9:05(4)9:11(5)13:22(6)22:41(7)35:18(8)35:29(9)42:38=9

: While he was standing for performing As-sa'laat: Recurrence: (1)3:39=1

: Steadfastly maintainers of the Institution of As-sa'laat: Recurrence: (1)4:162=1

: You organize-make people stand for As'salat: Recurrence:  (1)11:114(2)17:78(3)20:14(4)29:45(5)31:17=5

This fact alone suffices to portray that is a physical protocol. The basic perception infolded in the Root Root "ق و م" and قِيَامٌ Verbal Noun is of standing; straight position on feet as distinct from sitting, reclining or lying; or walking. In physical terms it is the most stable, established state of strength, alertness and equilibrium which other postures of sitting, reclining and lying flat lack. This state grants an ability to quickly react and respond to a sudden threat/attack.

Balance and equilibrium strengths a thing and grants stability, prominence and durability. Balance and equilibrium also create a stationary state. This Root thus also conveys the meaning of staying somewhere. And the point of staying becomes a place of gathering. Balance and equilibrium yields state of peace and tranquility. In whatever shade the words derived from this Root are used the; perception of balance and equilibrium, which is the primary condition of standing erect, shall remain predominant/prevail.

: It is circumstantial clause [حال]; and is plural active participle; stand in the manner of devoted humble servants-subjects. The postures are a nonverbal communication that provides significant information and emotional cues. The posture also communicates social standing. A person of lower status typically stands or they may remain standing until they are asked to sit. Gesture has a fundamental metaphoric property; it is not mere ornamentation. Gesture-speech combinations co-expressively embody the point of highest communicative dynamism. Gestures are the imagery of the thought of the performer for the onlookers.

Standing in humble posture is the first protocol prescribed for : Protocol of servitude and allegiance. What standing posture communicates a feel of reverence and humbleness? Please forgive me for this naive question. Yes, majority knows it, perhaps instinctively. Moreover, these days we watch on television  in ceremonies of ruling elite as how people of lower echelons stand before Presidents, Rulers and the Kings. Have you ever seen in these gatherings a person standing with legs wide apart before a dignitary? It is surprising that some people stand in such posture before the Sustainer Lord, the Supreme Sovereign of sovereigns. May Allah the Exalted revert them from conjectural myths to Grand Qur'aan.

Standing in humble posture portrays every member of the congregation not passive but active and employed. Everybody cannot stand in this posture. It needs a belief and mindset:


Active Participle: Definite; sound plural; masculine; genitive;  مصدر-خُشُوْعٌ Verbal noun. It signifies those people who do not exercise dominant postures but are submissive, humble and lowly in every aspect: bodily, voice-speech and in the eyes.

We stand in respectful and humble posture while in the presence of the worldly rulers and monarchs with belief of their superiority and humble mindset of a subject; and fear of accountability or losing access on violation of protocols. We must consciously stand in the most humble posture while presenting ourselves in the presence of the Mightiest Sovereign Lord of Universes. This is the secrets of success:


(b) Suspension of physical protocol in certain situations

The fundamental requirement to perform : Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance is to stand at a location called : the individual's place of standing for As-sa'laat and signifies gathering places where people prostrate laying their forehead on ground. The injunction prescribed for is allowed to be abandoned. Thereby, bodily-physical aspect of it is no more the obligation for the performance of ; restricting it to only verbal communication.

It is thus evident that the primary objective and essence of is a particular recalling and remembrance of Allah the Exalted at the appointed five times of the day. And this act is declared:

Verbal noun/Noun: Its Root is "ذ ك ر". The basic perception infolded is to save and preserve in the memory; retain idea and perception in the memory. Information saved and stored-recorded in the memory becomes a source of reference; a link that can be retrieved or recalled for reviewing-visualizing, and to relate. When is employed in reference to Allah the Exalted, its English near equivalent "remembrance" signifies the act of honoring the memory of Allah the Exalted extending to the entire period of activity. Dominance of the thought of Allah the Exalted must prevail. When believers indulge in foul activities: Allah the Exalted is not in their thought even if His Name is on their lips while a terrorist blasts. They are far away from the Word of Allah: Qur'aan and are slaves of their worldly lords, the psychological manipulators.

Although, : Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance is for the purposes of "The remembrance of Mine"; but both are distinct since is firstly the non-verbal protocol coupled with : thought and speech. It is conspicuously clarified in the Grand Qur'aan:

The and are separately mentioned. A repetitive physical act gets registered in the Non-Declarative memory and needs no conscious effort to instantly and instinctively remember and recall the action and thought. : Performance of Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance paves the way and facilitates : the thought and remembrance of Allah the Exalted during other activities and durations.

The presence of all sorts of moral ills in Muslim societies is reflective that either the majority does not perform the Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and Allegiance; or we perform by giving it a status of "ritual" that is performed thoughtlessly and habitually. Allah the Exalted is on the lips of every Muslim; but His Parlance-Discourse conveyed verbatim by exalted Messenger Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam are obscured by artfully fabricated conjectural widespread stories.


(c) Segmental shortening of protocol in certain situations

As-sa'laat: Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance comprises a set procedure repeated for certain number of times. The segmental shortening of the procedure is also allowed in certain circumstances, like dangerous areas and in the battlefield:


: It has all along been the Time Bound Protocol ever since its institution. It can neither be postponed nor deferred. It cannot be deferred even when the exalted Messenger and the Believers have taken positions in the battlefield. Prescribed Protocol is shortened and its pattern is also modified for the followers:

The Leader of the : exalted Messenger [Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam] has performed its two segments. The followers are divided in two groups. Each of them has performed single segment of . The segment ends with prostration. The intermediary physical act of kneeling is understood in the Ayah.


(d) Kneeling: Gesture of surrender and submission of Spinal Cord.

The verbal sentence has second person, plural, masculine imperative verb. The subject pronoun refers all believers; men and women, both individually and as collective fraternity. It thus denotes that believers can also stand individually for the performance of as they perform it without bodily gestures individually while walking or journeying on a conveyance in certain situations discussed earlier. Its congregational and collective aspect is also separately prescribed:

: It is a possessive Phrase. First noun is definite location adverb and possessive noun is definite plural active participle from  مصدر-رُكُوْعٌٌ Verbal noun.  It thus signifies: in the company of-along with those who kneel. The complete Protocol of  was prescribed at the time of the construction of the House of Allah the Exalted:

The characteristic features of : true believers in letter and spirit described in Ayah 9:112 includes that :  they are the performers of kneeling and prostration. The claimants of belief are directed:

: They perform the act and remain for sometime in the state signified by the Verbal Noun: رُكُوْعٌClassical Arabic lexicons state its basic perception as bending and curving on knees with palms of hands resting on them. The Root also denotes humility and self-abasement [Lane's Lexicon- رُكُوعٌ].

In this posture the Spinal Cord is in submissive and humble posture. The spinal cord is termed as the pathway-a bridge between the human brains and various organs of the body. However, the spinal cord can function on its own at times without the brain coming into picture. Notwithstanding the speed of information travel from the body to brain and back is very fast, it is not enough at times. In certain situations information needs faster travel to coordinate reflexes when the spinal cord takes the matters into its own hands.

Such overtake of authority by the spinal cord is usually in threat and danger situations. Allah the Exalted has taken care of this "dictatorial function" of the spinal cord and has granted relaxations and modifications to cope with such circumstances.

(e) Prostration: Gesture of Surrender of granted state of : self-governor: enjoying free will of self rule-governance.

Why is it so important that the Man should prostrate laying his forehead on ground to express his sincere allegiance and deepest adoration for his Sustainer Lord? Moreover, what does this demonstrative gesture actually transmit more loudly than verbal expression?

Where is the seat of self governing? Where is the seat of executive functions of this self governing sovereign? It lies in the prefrontal area of brain located behind the forehead. : the act of laying the forehead on the ground for Allah the Exalted explicitly expresses the willful and affectionate surrender of one's will and self governing liberty at the mercy of the Will of the Sustainer Lord. This non verbal communication to Allah the Exalted much loudly expresses that henceforth one will  not follow his own will; but will regulate and administer his life and actions according to the dictates conveyed through the elevated and honoured Messenger Muhammad Sal'lallaa'hoalaih'wa'salam in the Book: Grand Qur'aan. This was the advice when Allah the Exalted distanced us away from nearness to Earth:

This is the eternal Rule in time and space for salvation and success and return to Original Abode: the Paradise. All those who refused and opted to conduct themselves on conjectural myths, hearsay, presumptions, speculative assertions, and non-verifiable sayings have no scope of salvation.

The act of prostration laying the seat of self governance and free will on ground will bridge the distance:

Ever since the institution of  : Time Bound Protocol of Servitude and allegiance the true believers have demonstrated by bodily gestures that they surrender their Free Will:

It should be noted that there is no mention of marks or scar on the forehead. "Face" does not mean "Forehead-Forelock". It could not be ruled out that such marks on forehead can fictitiously be made by some for deception of piety before believers. Deep scars on forehead might seem strange since in prostration the weight of the body does not rest on it but is on the knees. Further, it must be noted that the identification mark is not stated as UPON the faces but what is stated is that it is within the faces. It is a known fact that the face has within it around 90 muscles; about 30 of these are purely for expressing and reflecting emotion and inner convictions. These facial marking send many non-verbal signals that are more truthful and reliable than his verbal expressions. The Angels will recognize the Criminals without questioning about their slander and sin. The facial expressions on the Day of Judgment are elaborately narrated in other places.

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  Be always mindful for performing As-Salaat; and just peep in the Hell-Prison to listen its dwellers.

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