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Translated by: Usama ibn Suhaib Hasan

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
      1. Reasons Behind The Compilation Of This Book
      2. Methodology Of This Book
      3. Sayings Of The Imaams Regarding Following The Sunnah And Ignoring Their Views Contradictory To It
        1. 1) Abu Haneefah (Rahimahullaah)
        2. 2) Maalik Ibn Anas (Rahimahullaah)
        3. 3) Shaafi'i (Rahimahullaah)
        4. 4) Ahmad Ibn Hanbal (Rahimahullaah)
        5. The Imaams' Followers Leaving Their Views If These Contradicted The Sunnah
    1. Misconceptions Cleared
      1. Misconception One
      2. Misconception Two
      3. Misconception Three
      4. Misconception Four
  2. The Prophet's Prayer Described
    1. Facing The Ka'bah
    2. Standing In Prayer
      1. The Prayer Of A Sick Person In A Sitting Position
      2. Prayer On A Ship
      3. Sitting And Standing In The Night Prayer (Tahajjud)
      4. Prayer Wearing Shoes And The Command To Do So
      5. Prayer On The Pulpit (Minbar)
      6. The Sutrah, And The Obligation To Have One
      7. What Breaks The Prayer
      8. Prohibition Of Prayer Facing The Grave
    3. Intention
    4. Takbeer
      1. Raising The Hands
      2. To Place The Right Arm On The Left Arm, And The Command For It
      3. To Place The Hands On The Chest
    5. To Look At The Place Of Prostration, And Humility
    6. Opening Supplications (Du'aa's)
    7. Recitation
      1. Recitation Of One Verse At A Time
      2. The Necessity Of Al-Faatihah, And Its Excellence
      3. The Abrogation Of Recitation Behind The Imaam In The Loud Prayers
      4. The Obligation To Recite In The Quiet Prayers
      5. The Aameen, And The Imaam's Saying It Loudly
      6. The Recitation After Al-Faatihah
      7. Combining Similar Soorahs And Others In One Rak'ah
      8. The Permissibility Of Reciting Al-Faatihah Only
      9. Quiet And Loud Recitation In The Five Prayers And Others
      10. Quiet And Loud Recitation In The Night Prayer (Tahajjud)
      11. What He (Sallallaahu 'alaihi Wa Sallam) Used To Recite In The Different Prayers
        1. 1 - Fajr Prayer
        2. Recitation In The Sunnah Prayer Before Fajr
        3. 2- Zuhr Prayer
        4. Recitation Of Aayaat After Al-Faatihah In The Last Two Rak'ahs
        5. 3- 'asr Prayer
        6. 4- Maghrib Prayer
        7. 5- 'ishaa' Prayer
        8. 6- Night Prayer (Tahajjud)
        9. 7- Witr Prayer
        10. 8- Friday Prayer
        11. 9-'eid Prayer
        12. 10- Funeral Prayer
      12. Tarteel (Recitation In Slow, Rhythmic Tones), & Making The Voice Beautiful When Reciting
      13. Correcting The Imaam
      14. Seeking Refuge & Spitting Lightly During Prayer In Order To Repel Temptation
    8. The Rukoo' (Bowing)
      1. The Rukoo' Described
      2. The Obligation Of Being At Ease In Rukoo'
      3. The Adhkaar Of Rukoo'
      4. Lengthening The Rukoo'
      5. Forbiddance Of Reciting The Qur'aan In Rukoo'
      6. Straightening Up From The Rukoo', & What Is To Be Said Then
      7. Lengthening This Standing, & The Obligation To Beat Ease In It
    9. The Sujood (Prostration)
      1. Going Down Into The Sajdah On The Hands
      2. The Sajdah Described
      3. The Obligation To Be At Ease In Sujood
      4. The Adhkaarof Sujood
      5. Forbiddance Of Reciting The Qur'aan In Sujood
      6. Lengthening The Sajdah
      7. The Excellence Of The Sajdah
      8. Sajdah On The Ground, And On Mats
      9. Rising From Sajdah
      10. To Sit Muftarishan Between The Two Sajdahs
      11. Iq'aa' Between The Two Sajdahs
      12. The Obligation Of Being At Ease Between The Two Sajdahs
      13. Lengthening The Sitting Between The Two Sajdahs
      14. The Adhkaar Between The Two Sajdahs
      15. The Second Sajdah
      16. The Sitting Of Rest
      17. Supporting Oneself With The Hands On Rising For The Next Rak'ah
    10. The Second Rak'ah
      1. The Obligation Of Reciting Soorah Al-Faatihah In Every Rak'ah
    11. The First Tashahhud
      1. Moving The Finger In Tashahhud
      2. The Obligation Of The First Tashahhud, & The Validity Of Supplication During It
      3. The Manner Of Tashahhud
      4. As-Salaah 'alaa An-Nabiyy(Sending Prayers On The Prophet) - Its Place & Manner
      5. Important Notes About As-Salaah 'alaa An-Nabiyy - Sending Prayers On The Prophet Of The Ummah
      6. Du'aa' In The First Tashahhud
      7. Standing Up For The Third, And Then The Fourth, Rak'ah
      8. Qunoot In The Five Prayers Because Of A Calamity
      9. Qunoot In Witr Prayer
    12. The Final Tashahhud
      1. The Obligation Of This Tashahhud
      2. The Obligation Of Sending Prayers On The Prophet (Sallallaahu 'alaihi Wa Sallam) In This Tashahhud
      3. The Obligation To Seek Refuge From Four Things Before Supplicating
      4. Supplication Before The Salaam, & Its Various Types
    13. The Tasleem (Salutation Of Peace)
      1. The Obligation Of The Tasleem
    14. Addendum
    15. Appendix 1
    16. Appendix 2
    17. Appendix 3
    18. Appendix 4
    19. Appendix 5
    20. Appendix 6
    21. Appendix 7
    22. Appendix 8
    23. Glossary
    24. Author's Bibliography
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