A Believers Guide to Prayer: Revised

A Believers Guide to Prayer, Revised Edition,
Two Treatises on its Merits & Rulings in the Hanafi School,
*[A5] Paperback - 165 pages,

by Shaykh Ahmad Ibn Zayni Dahlan [d.1304h],
& by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani,

English Transl./Annotation by Amjad Mahmood,
Published by Heritage Press, UK.

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Description :

The prayer, or salah, has been described by the Prophet Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, as one of the Five foundations of Islam, the first duty to be judged by Allah Most High on the Day of Judgement and as the divider between faith and disbelief.

This annotated work includes two treatises that deal with specific aspects of the prayer. The first treatise is by Shaykh Ahmad Dahlan, may Allah have mercy upon him, and it outlines the importance of the prayer according to the sources of Islam and the pious figures of early Islam, the duty to perform the prayer in congregation, issuing a stark warning against leaving the prayer.

The second is a legal manual consisting of the rules of purification and prayer according to the Hanafi legal school by Shaykh Hisham Burhani, may Allah have mercy upon him. This work includes detailed descriptions of how to perform the major ritual bath (ghusl), ablution (wudu), how to practically perform the prayer, together with the azan, the integrals of the prayer, the Friday, Eid and the funeral prayers. In addition to these two treatises, extensive explanatory footnotes, as well as detailed appendices on the nature of legal rulings (ahkam) in the Hanafi school, and the merit and duty to adhere to the Friday prayer have been included.

Shaykh Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan (1817–1886) was the leading Shafi?i' mufti and scholar of Makkah in his time, as well being an authority in Islamic history. He authoured, and personally published, numerous works on the Islamic sciences and history.

Shaykh Hisham Burhani (1932–2014) was a Syrian scholar, who was an expert in the Hanafi legal school, as well as a spiritual guide (murshid) in the Shadhili order. He served as a lecturer in the Faculty of Shariah at the University of Damascus, where he taught Islamic law (fiqh), Islamic jurisprudence (usul al-fiqh) and Qur’anic exegesis (tafsir).

Table of Contents :

---Translator's Introduction,

------Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan,
------Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani,
------Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id Burhani,
------Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahhab al-Hafiz Dibs wa Zayt.

---Transliteration Key.

Treatise One : by Shaykh Sayyid Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan,

---Chapter [1]. The Merit of the Prescribed Prayers and the Warning against Neglecting them,
---Chapter [2]. The Merit of the Congregational Prayer,
------Noble Hadiths,
------Statements from the Companions,
------Hadiths emphasising the straightening of the rows in the Congregational Prayers,
------Important point of Benefit.
---Chapter [3]. The Merit of Performing the Nightfall and Dawn Prayers in Congregation,
------Noble Hadiths,
------Statements from the Companions,
---Chapter [4]. Narrations from the Early Muslims on the Exhortation to Pray in Congregation.

Treatise Two : by Shaykh Muhammad Hisham Burhani,

---Foreword by Ustdah Shaykh 'Abd al-Wahhab Dibs Wa Zayt,
---Foreword by Ustdah Shaykh Muhammad Sa'id al-Burhani.

---Author's Introduction,
---Noble Verses from the Qur'an,
---Noble Hadiths.

---Chapter [1]. The Significance of Prayer,

---Chapter [2]. Validity, Conditions and Integrals of Prayer,

---Chapter [3]. The Call to Prayer,

---Chapter [4]. The Prayer from Beginning to End,

---Chapter [5]. Group Prayer and the Imam,

---Chapter [6]. Selected Ritual Prayers,

---Chapter [7]. Bequests, Funeral Procedures and Prayer,

---Appendix A :
------The Merit of the Friday Prayer and it's Obligation, and the Warning against Forsaking it : Shaykh Muhammad Hasan al-Mashshat,
---Appendix B :
------Legal Rulings in the Hanafi School : Shaykh Ahmad ibn 'Abd al-Ghani 'Abidin.





Also available :

***A Believers Guide to Fasting,
***A Believers Guide to Zakat,
***A Believers Guide to Prayer.

Also see Fiqh Homepage.


*Dimensions : 21.5 x 14cm.


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  • Written by: Sh. Ahmad ibn Zayni Dahlan

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