Books on rituals and rites of Islam
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Thank you for answering my questions. May Allah bless you all.
I was wondering if you have any publications for prayers and others things about Islam. It would be really nice if one could have a hard copy.
You mentioned in one of your answers that to learn prayers you can go to any learned person and he would be happy to teach you. But a person can only teach the way he knows the religion. I am quite impressed by you and your forum and believe that what you would teach would be closest to what the real Islam is about.
If you do not have your own books can you recommed books for the following with authors
1. Wudu and Namaaz
2. Fasting and Haj
4. Any other topics that every muslim should know.
Khuda Haafiz and May Allah give you strength for your wonderful efforts in the propagation of True Islam.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Wudu, Salaah (prayers), Fasting, the pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah, the way to give Zakaah or obligatory charity, etc. are among the specific rites of worship commanded by Allah Subhanah, and performed practically and taught to the believers by the noble Messenger of Allah (saws).
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzab verse 21: There is indeed the best example for you to follow, in the Messenger of Allah, for every such person looks forward to Allah and the Last Day, and remembers Allah much.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisa verse 79-80: We have sent you (O Mohamed) as a Messenger to mankind, and Allahs witness suffices for this. Whoever obeys the Messenger, in fact obeys Allah, and whoever turns away from him, he will be accountable for his deeds. Anyhow, we have not sent you (O Mohamed) to be a guardian over them.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 31-32: O Prophet, tell the people, If you sincerely love Allah, follow me. Then Allah will love you and forgive you your sins, for He is All Forgiving, All Merciful. Also say to them, Obey Allah and His Messenger. And if, in spite of this, they do not accept your invitation, warn them that Allah does not love those, who refuse to obey Him and His Messenger.
Thus, in all acts of worship and the deen, Allah Subhanah has commanded the believers to follow the example or Sunnah of the Prophet (saws).
There are several good books on the above subjects, specifying in detail the exact Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (saws) while performing these rites of worship. If you could give us your address, it would be our honor and pleasure to mail these books to you as a humble gift from us.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,