Author: M Mushfiqur Rahman
Publisher: Fitrah Press; abridged edition edition (April 17; 2015)
Pages: 168 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
'Pray as you have seen me praying.' - Prophet Muhammad (s) (Bukhari)
This Summary Edition is an abridged and simplified version of the main book that describes the performance of the salah - the Islamic prayer - based on the Prophetic example. The main book is perhaps the first attempt in the English language that collects all the authentic hadiths on each aspect of the performance of the salah - be that a physical movement or what is recited in it - then groups them together; allowing the reader to see the exact practice of the Prophet (s). Each aspect was dealt with in a thorough manner without any preconceived opinion so that the reader is satisfied that the conclusion arrived on a given topic is what becomes naturally evident from the comprehensive evidence that is presented. Additionally; having all the sahih hadiths in front of him/her helps the reader to see which actions in the salah may be done in one most authentic way; which ones in multiple ways; and when there are choices; which option was more commonly practiced by the Prophet (s).
The main book is intended for the serious students who seek in-depth evidence for each topic while the Summary Edition is a simple-to-read small book that is designed for the common Muslims who only want to know the final conclusions with minimal supporting evidence.
REVIEWS ON THE COMPLETE SET
'For those who ... desire to know how to pray based on the Prophetic example; this book will provide them with that guideline and the confidence that they will be making salah in the way the Messenger of Allah (s) prayed.' - IMAM MOHAMED MAGID; Former ISNA President
'[This] book systematically categorizes various aspects of the performance of the salah and brings together the authentic hadiths from the six most authentic books of hadiths that are available on each topic ... I hope that [it] will benefit many people in their efforts to emulate the salah of the Prophet salla allahu 'alaihi wa sallam as best as possible.' - SHAYKH ABDELMONIEM ELAMIN; Tooba University
'The book cites many hadiths and narrations by the sahabah in a very organized fashion; enabling a reader to easily find any topic related to the performance of the salah. What makes it unique; however; is that throughout the book; the author focused on the authentic evidence from the original sources ... I highly recommend this book to all the Muslim brothers and sisters around the globe; whether they already know how to make salah properly or still learning to do so.' - IMAM MOHAMED ABDULLAHI; Muslim Community Center