We’d like to say here that a Muslim who deem the Prophet (peace be upon him) as his role model should keep as much as possible to the Prophet’s way of performing worship. Also, Allah has stated that the proof of loving Him is following the Prophet (peace be upon him). He, the Almighty, said, “Say, (O Muhammad, to mankind): If you love Allah, follow me; Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.” (Surah Aal-`Imran, 31)

Therefore, prayer as a formal act of worship should be done according to the exact way narrated by the Prophet (peace be upon him).”