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Namaz abstain from evilness


Salam Alaykum

If namaz abstain form evilness and sins then Why did ibleese became evil? He was ALLAH’s angle who offered namaz prayers for so long.he did sajoods of 50000 years. then why did not namaz save him from commiting The sin?


Wa Alaikum al-salam

thanks for your question

According to 29:45 “… and maintain the prayer. Indeed the prayer restrains from indecent and wrongful conduct…”

As you see, this verse talks about “the prayer“, which is different than “prayer”

So based on this ayah if someone maintains his prayer, that will abstain him from evilness, hence if someone performed prayer and yet still did evil, that means that action wasn’t prayer at all, and Qurans doesn’t count it as prayer. That is why iblees worships didn’t help him, because his prayers wasn’t ‘the prayer’ at all.



Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi