Why does the word "Amin" used in other cultures? Is it a word that was driven from "Amun"?
Submitted by on Mon, 31/08/2009 - 17:13
Dear Brother / Sister,
We could not find any information about the similarity of the word “amun” and the word “amen”. Even if they are the same, since every community was sent a prophet and the expressions those Prophets used at the end of their prayers were the same, there could be similarity because of that. That is the evidence that every community was sent a Prophet. Although the religions have been distorted, some true remainders of them may continue in the cultures.
Please read the artciles given below;
The word said after prayers having the meaning “so be it”, “accept our prayers”, “it is extremely true”. It is especially said after the Fatiha in prayers. It is one of the words accepted as verbal-noun verbs in Arabic. The word is considered to be in Hebrew. Because, Jews and Christians who use that word as “amen” express that word originates from the Syriac word “Amin”. Although that word is recited in prayers, it is known that it does not take place in Qur’an. The Prophet (pbuh) has especially commended to say “amen” after the recitation of Surah Al-Fatiha. As follows: “You, say “amen” after the prayer- leader finishes the Fatiha and says amen. If a person’s saying “amen” at that time coincides with the angels’ saying “amen”, his previous sins are forgiven.” (Muslim, K. Salat, 72; Abu Dawud, Salat, 167-168; Tirmidhi, Mawakit as-Salat, 116).
According to those hadiths, saying “amen” after Al- Fatiha in prayers is a sunnah (acts and deeds of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)). According to Imam A’zam, it is sunnah for the prayer-leader and the congregation to recite “amen” silently; and according to Imam Shafi’ and Ahmad b. Hanbal, it is a Sunnah to say it loudly with the prayer-leader. (Translation and Explanation of Sunan Abu Dawud, Istanbul, 1988, III, 470-474).
Saying “Amen” after the recitation of Al-Fatiha
Should the congregation say “Amen” silently or loudly after the prayer-leader recites the Al-Fatiha?
What are the practices of the Messenger of Allah in that issue? Can you explain it by evidences since there are a lot of people asking for evidences?
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