Bihar Anjuman believes in self-help rather than charity

Prophet's (PBUH) Prayer, by Shaikh Mohd Nasir-ud-Deen Al-Albaani

  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

  2. Misconceptions Cleared

    1. Misconception One

    2. Misconception Two

    3. Misconception Three

    4. Misconception Four

  1. To Look At The Place Of Prostration, And Humility

  2. Opening Supplications (Du'aa's)

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. The Second Rak'ah

    1. The Obligation Of Reciting Soorah Al-Faatihah In Every Rak'ah

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. The Tasleem (Salutation Of Peace)

    1. The Obligation Of The Tasleem

  10. Addendum

  11. Appendix 1

  12. Appendix 2

  13. Appendix 3

  14. Appendix 4

  15. Appendix 5

  16. Appendix 6

  17. Appendix 7

  18. Appendix 8

  19. Glossary

  20. Author's Bibliography

 

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A short Story (not part of the book - "Prophet's Prayer")

He remembered his grandmother' s warning about praying on time:

'My son, you shouldn't leave prayer to this late time'. His grandmother' s
age was 70 but, whenever she heard the Adhan, she got up like an arrow and performed Salah.

He, however could never win over his ego to get up and pray. Whatever he did, his Salah was always the last to be offered and he prayed it quickly to get it in on time. Thinking of this, he got up and realized that there were only 15 minutes left before Salat-ul Isha. He quickly made Wudhu and performed Salat-ul Maghrib.

While making Tasbih, he again remembered his grandmother and was
embarrassed by how he had prayed. His grandmother prayed with such
tranquillity and peace.

He began making Dua and went down to make Sajdah and stayed like that for a while. He had been at work all day and was tired, very tired. He awoke abruptly to the sound of noise and shouting.

He was sweating profusely. He looked around. It was very crowded. Every direction he looked in was filled with people. Some stood frozen looking around, some were running left and right and some were on their knees with their heads in their hands just waiting. Pure fear and apprehension filled him as he realized where he was. His heart was about to burst.

It was the Day of Judgment.

When he was alive, he had heard many things about the questioning on the Day of Judgment, but that seemed so long ago. Could this be something his mind made up?

No, the wait and the fear were so great that he could not have imagined
this. The interrogation was still going on. He began moving frantically
from people to people to ask if his name had been called. No one could answer him. All of a sudden his name was called and the crowd split into two and made a passageway for him.

Two angels grabbed his arms and led him forward. He walked with unknowing eyes through the crowd. The angels brought him to the centre and left him there. His head was bent down and his whole life was passing in front of his eyes like a movie. He opened his eyes but saw only another world. The people were all helping others. He saw his father running from one lecture to the other, spending his wealth in the way of Islam. His mother invited guests to their house and one table was being set while the other was being cleared. He pleaded his case, 'I too was always on this path. I helped others. I spread the word of Allah. I performed my Salah. I fasted in the month of Ramadhan.'

'Whatever Allah ordered us to do, I did.'
'Whatever he ordered us not to do, I did not.'

He began to cry and think about how much he loved Allah. He knew that whatever he had done in life would be less than what Allah deserved and his only protector was Allah He was sweating like never before and was shaking all over. His eyes were fixed on the scale, waiting for the final decision.

At last, the decision was made.

The two angels with sheets of paper in their hands, turned to the crowd.
His legs felt like they were going to collapse. He closed his eyes as they
began to read the names of those people who were to enter Jahannam.

His name was read first.

He fell on his knees and yelled that this couldn't be, 'How could I go to
Jahannam? I served others all my life, I spread the word of Allah to
others.' His eyes had become blurry and he was shaking with sweat. The two angels took him by the arms. As his feet dragged, they went through the crowd and advanced toward the blazing flames of Jahannam. He was yelling and wondered if there was any person who was going to help him. He was yelling of all the good deeds he had done, how he had helped his father, his fasts, prayers, the Noble Qur'an hat he read, he was asking if none of them would help him.

The Jahannam angels continued to drag him.

They had gotten closer to the Hellfire. He looked back and these were his last pleas. Had not Rasulullah [SAW] said, 'How clean would a person be who bathes in a river five times a day, so too does the Salah performed five times cleanse someone of their sins?'

He began yelling, 'My prayers? My prayers? My prayers?'

The two angels did not stop, and they came to the edge of the abyss of
Jahannam. The flames of the fire were burning his face. He looked back one last time, but his eyes were dry of hope and he had nothing left in him.

One of the angels pushed him in. He found himself in the air and falling
towards the flames. He had just fallen five or six feet when a hand
grabbed him by the arm and pulled him back. He lifted his head and saw an old man with a long white beard. He wiped some dust off himself and asked him,

'Who are you?'

The old man replied, 'I am your prayers.'

'Why are you so late?! I was almost in the fire! You rescued me at the
last minute before I fell in.' The old man smiled and shook his head, 'You always performed me at the last minute, did you forget?'

At that instant, he blinked and lifted his head from Sajdah. He was in a
sweat. He listened to the voices coming from outside. He heard the Adhan for Salat-ul Isha. He got up quickly and went to perform Wudhu.

Copyright 2006 Bihar Anjuman