Salaat (Ritual Prayer) - Laws & Worship

Adab as-Salat: The Disciplines of the Prayer Second Revised Edition

A detailed explanation of the strict disciplines and moral secrets of prayer, written by Imam Khomeini for the general public.

Salatul Layl

Qur'anic verses and ahadith on the merits of reciting Salatul Layl.

Why pray in Arabic?


The question some times is asked as to why should a Muslim pray only in Arabic language and not his mother tongue.

Al-Fajr As-Sadiq: A New Perspective


This article was written in 1989 and published in The Light (Dar-es-salaam) in February 1991. This is a revised version of that article.

The Ritual and Spiritual Purity

Important guide for Muslims explaining the rules and spiritual significance of Najasat and Taharat, Wudu, Ghusl and Tayammum.

Tranquil Heart

43 recollections of Imam Khomeini relating to prayers (salaat) by individuals who spent time with him. The incidents emphasize the importance and love which the Imam gave to the Salaat.

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Qunut

A full-length text containing dozens of supplications from the Holy Qur'an that can be recited during the Qunut in Salat, instructions on how to perform some special prayers, and information about

Salat al-Layl

A short article that explains methods of reciting Salat al-Layl (the night prayer). Includes Arabic along with English translations.

Concentration in Prayer

The main goal of this book is to educate the Muslims of the importance of The Five Daily Prayers and to explain how to create, develop and maintain concentration in Prayer.

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A Commentary on Prayer

This text explains in detail the meaning of Worship and Intention, as well as how different stages of worship are acquired.

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Laws and Practices: How to Perform the Daily Prayers

A handy, simplified guide to learn how to pray.

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Laws and Practices: Why do the Shi'ah prostrate on Turbah

A brief text about why Shi'a prostrate on the turbah or soil from Karbala.

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Forty Ahadith on Salat

40 selected traditions narrated through the Prophet [s] and his Ahl al-Bayt [a] on the topic of Salat/Prayer.

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Soaring to the Only Beloved

This concise treatise is aimed at making us realize the necessity, possibility, and methodology of attaining this vital spirit of prayer (Salat).

Salat (Prayer): The Mode of Divine Proximity and Recognition

This text highlights the esoteric reality and importance of the daily prayers.

Laws and Practices: Why do the Shi'ah Combine Prayers

A brief text on why Shi'a combine their prayers along with textual proofs from the Prophet (saw)'s life.

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Why Prostrate on Karbala's Turba


The reason why Shi`as prostrate on the turbah is based on two sound premises hinging upon two issues:

Secrets of Prayer, Part VI: Recitation of Surat al-Hamd, Ruku' and Sujud

Secrets of Prayer, Part 6: Recitation of Surat al-Hamd, Ruku' and Sujud

Seeking Assistance from Prayer and Fasting

Seeking Assistance from Prayer and Fasting

Ablution: Its Effects and Secrets

Ablution: Its Effects and Secrets

Mohammad Ali Shomali

Method and Rulings of Wudhu’

Method and Rulings of Wudhu’

Timing and Clothing for Prayer

Timing and Clothing for Prayer

Mohammad Ali Shomali
International Institute for Islamic Studies, Qum

Intention as the Spirit of Prayer

Intention as the Spirit of Prayer
Mohammad Ali Shomali

Place, Direction and Beginning of Prayer

Place, Direction and Beginning of Prayer
Mohammad Ali Shomali

The Islamic Understanding of Prayer

Du‘a, the Arabic word for prayer or supplication, is the calling of a servant to his Deity. Summoning to God is highly encouraged in Islam, as prayer is considered to be the essence of worship.

The Meanings and Addresses of Salam in Prayer

This article first identifies and summarizes the most important meanings of Salam on the basis of authentic Arabic and Persian dictionaries and then, on the basis of these meanings, the philosophy

Prayer (Salat), According to the Five Islamic Schools of Law

This work on the Shariah or Islamic Law offers a comparative study of the Divine Law that, according to authentic Islamic doctrines, embodies the Will of God in society.