Author: Muhammad Mahmud Al-SawwafPublisher: Goodword booksYear: 2008Language: EnglishPages: 183ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187570261
An elegantly produced work on art paper and in two colors, this book is also an ideal presentation.The book is divided in three parts. First part shows the place of prayer in Islam, second part details preparation for the prayer, and the concluding part shows how the prayer is performed.
IntroductionCHAPTER 1THE PLACE OF PRAYER IN ISLAM1. Prayer, the pillar of region2. The Spiritual influence of prayer3. Prayer as a remedy for the heart4. Unity and equality in prayer5. The Judgment on one who renounces prayer6. Expectation of the mercy of Allah7. Rejected prayer8. A weak argumentCHAPTER 2PREPARATION FOR THE PRAYER1. The meaning of prayer2. Preparation for prayer A - Cleanliness 1. General 2. Cleansing the body of impurity 3. How to perform the ritual ablution 4. Wiping the socks 5. Things which invalidate the ablution 6. Total ablution 7. What necessitates total ablution 8. How to carry out total ablution 9. Purification with earth, A description of the purification 10. Removing dirt B - The times of prayer 1. General a. The Morning prayer b. The Noon prayer c. The Afternoon prayer d. The Sunset prayer e. The Evening prayer 2. The call to prayer 3. A description of the call to prayer 4. The second call (iqama) Notes : C - Facing the direction of the Ka'bah 1. General 2. The rule when the direction of the Ka'bah cannot be determined 3. When the direction of the Ka'bah is not facedCHAPTER 3HOW THE PRAYER IS PERFORMED1. General2. The five prayers3. The voluntary prayers4. The Morning prayer a. General b. How the two rak'as are performed5. The Noon prayer (zuhr) a. General b. How to perform the four rak'as c. Important note6. The Afternoon prayer (asr)7. The Sunset prayer (maghrib)8. The Evening prayer ('isha)9. The witr prayer10. Some important notes11. The prostration of forgetfulness12. Performance of the prayer by one who is sick13. Congregational prayer14. How the congregational prayer is performed15. Prayer during a journey16. Joining prayers together17. The Friday prayer a. General b. How to perform the Friday prayer18. The Prayer of the Two feasts a. The Prayer of the Feast of the Breaking of the Fast('ID-al-Fitr) b. The Prayer of the Feast of Sacrifice ('Id-al-Adha) Important Notes 19. The Funeral prayer (janaza) a. The first 'Words of Greatness' b. The second 'Words of Greatness' c. The third 'Words of Greatness' d. The fourth 'Words of Greatness'20. The prayer for Allah's Guidance (istikhara)21. The prayer for the Eclipse of the Moon and the Eclipse of the Sun a. The reason for the prayer for the Eclipse b. How to perform the prayer of the Eclipse c. Charity and forgiveness22. Conclusion