praying tree in Sydney is so ridiculous that it takes the cake. The
Islamic sites write:
"Tree Resembling Man in Prayer.
This is a recently discovered phenomenon in a forest near Sidney. As you
can see, the bottom half of the tree trunk is bowed in such a way that it
resembles a person in a posture of Islamic prayer - the 'ruku'. Looking
closer you can see the 'hands' resting on the knees.
The most amazing thing is that the 'man' is directly
facing the Kaaba, Mecca, which is the direction Muslims all over the world
face when in prayer."
not have heads and arms to stand in prayer as these naive Muslims claim. Trees
bend in different shapes. Using my imagination I can see another tree looking
like a man with a very tall neck (the head is not shown in the picture)
standing in front of the "praying" tree or walking towards the camera. It
seems that the first tree is bowing in front of him or may be praying to
him. But I may be wrong, perhaps this tree just
happened to be walking towards the photographer while the other one was
praying. Muslims scholars have different opinions about this picture.
Some opine that the tree is watching the Australian ants walking under
its feet, others say that the tree is bowing out of respect of the other
tree but the majority and the most credible scholars of Al Azhar affirm that the
tree is praying. My personal view is that they are all wrong and the
tree is simply bending under the pressure of the huge hump that has
grown on its back. Ouch! That must be excruciating! However, I guess we shall never
know the truth unless we go to Australia and ask the tree.
After the above picture was released many Muslims were attracted to go to
Australia and take a close look at this pious tree. Unfortunately what a
friend of mine found shocked him. This is the picture that he took. He was
dismayed to see that a dog and a pig had gathered around the tree thus
annulling its prayer. Now the tree has to perform Qosl and vodoo before it can
continue with its salat, but because it cannot walk, the poor thing has to
wait until the next rain.
Upon investigation my friend
found that the dog and the pig pilgrims had gone to Australia to ask the
tree to plead Allah on their behalf to remove them from the list of
najis (filthy) creatures.
A few Muslims have written
to say this picture is fake. I wonder why!
Just because the pig and the dog are sharper than the background does
not mean the picture is fake. It is just another miracle. You have to
see this through the eyes of a believer. If you start doubting
everything then the whole universe falls apart
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