Abdul Karim Saqib
There are many books dealing with the
Subject of Salat in both Arabic and Urdu. Many of these books are well
written and pt vide an informative and comprehensive view of how Salat
should be performed
to the teachings of Prophet Muhammed. Unfortunately, there are very few books in English whi deal with the subject in the
same informative and comprehensive way. The books, which do exist, have
three main disadvantages.
Firstly, literature concerning Salat available in English is either brief
that it does not cover essential points in nearly enough detail or it is
so bulky and detailed that it becomes difficult to use it with quick
reference, and essential points may get lost in the unnecessary detail.
Secondly, the text of the Salat lacks the quality of direct research from
the sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad . There are also books which contain
material without any reference to the original sources.
Thirdly, the majority of books have been written according to the views
held by certain schools of thought and for this reason some people
hesitate to follow them.
Because of these weaknesses in existing literature in English we felt
that the need existed to produce a medium sized book on Salat which would
approach the subject according to the teachings of Prophet Muhammad . The Prophet, himself, said,
“Pray as you have seen me praying.”
to contain all the essential details of Salat with out being
the reader can use it a a point of reference on a journey or at home.