This short book explains how to perform a perfect salat (prayer) and how is a perfect Ghusl (Ritual Bath) and Tayammum (Ablution by Earth ) and teaches some about conditions of them.
The prayer is one of the pillars of Islam; it is the second most important pillar after the pillar of faith. It is described as the foundation of Islam and the pillar of the religion. It is the last testament of our Prophet (peace be upon him and his holy progeny) and that of all other Prophets. It is the first thing that all individuals will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment. All of the above are mentioned and explained in the narrations of the Prophet’s and the Ahlulbait (peace be upon them). In some of them it is stated: whoever that does not pray deliberately, has no ties to the Islamic religion; that to neglect offering the prayers is the boundary between disbelief and faith; that the prayers is the link between the slave and his master and it is what reminds the slave of his master. Considerable attention should be paid to the prayers. Prayer must be performed with full orientation and focus. The careful performance and completion of its various parts like bowing, prostrations and all other parts ensures its acceptance by almighty Allah. If prayer is accepted, other acts will be accepted, and if it is rejected, other acts will be similarly rejected.
Title: How to Pray
Author: Ayatollah Sayyid Muhammad Saeed Hakim
Pub. Date: 2014/04/19