Athar al-Hujjah va Ganjineh-ye Daneshmandan.
Fihrist ‘Azr al-Hikam.
Fihrist Ghurar al-Hikam.
Man La Yahdhuruh al-Faqih.
Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal.
Payam al-Qur’an (Tafsir al-Mawdhu’i).
Shaykh as-Saduq, At-Tawhid.
Tafsir Fakhr ar-Razi.
Tafsir Nur ath-Thaqalayn.
‘Uyun Akhbar ar-Ridha’.
Ziyarah Jami’ah Kabirah.
- The Radiance of the Secrets of Prayer
- Worship (‘ibadah)
- Why worship (‘ibadah)?
- Reasons for worship
- Role of worship
- Dimensions of worship
- How we should worship
- Dangers threatening worship
- Ways of avoiding pride and self-conceit (‘ujb)
- 1. Have we really worshipped?
- 2. Have our acts of worship been accepted?
- 3. Futile acts of worship
- 4. Will we achieve redemption?
- 5. Comparing acts of worship and blessings
- 6. Comparing acts of worship and complacencies
- 7. Comparing acts of worship and needs
- 8. Comparing our state of worship with that of the divine saints (awliya’)
- Invalid acts of worship
- Servitude (‘ubudiyyah) and not worship (‘ibadah)
- Constancy in worship
- Opportunity to engage in worship
- Enduring difficulties of worship
- Promotion of worship
- Duty and its conditions
- Conditions for the soundness of worship
- Motives behind changing the form of worship
- Conditions for the acceptance of acts worship
- Signs of acceptance
- Conditions for the perfection of worship
- 1. Making greater effort
- 2. Concentrating on what is more important
- 3. Concentrating on what has lasting value
- 4. Acting in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet (S)
- 5. Having precedence in meritorious works
- 6. Performing devotional acts under difficult circumstances
- 7. Fervor and constancy
- 8. Humility
- 9. Possessing insight
- Philosophy of worship
- Submission as the greatest philosophy of responsibility
- Pretext or research?
- An encounter
- Prayer (Salah)
- Importance of prayer
- Prayer as viewed by reason and conscience
- Some questions and answers
- Negligence of prayer
- Treating prayer lightly
- Unaccepted prayers
- Prayers of the Infallibles (ma’sumin)
- Prerequisites of prayer
- Prayer and its accompaniments
- Prayer as spiritual ascension
- Let’s Welcome Prayer!
- Preliminaries of prayer
- Purification (taharah)
- Ablution (wudhu’) in every state
- Bathing (ghusl)
- Dry purification (tayammum)
- Clothing and place of the one praying
- Focus of direction in prayer (qiblah)
- Call to prayer (Adhan)
- Intention (niyyah)
- Intention (niyyah) as the criterion of value
- Examples of sincerity (ikhlas)
- Sincerity in worship (‘ibadah)
- Worldly effects of intention
- Intention as an action (‘amal)
- Intention as compensation for deficiencies
- Ways of acquiring sincerity
- 1. Attention to values
- 2. Reflecting on creation
- 3. Attention to the Attributes of God
- 4. Attention to His blessings
- 5. Attention to the sure gain
- 6. Attention to worthlessness of the world
- 7. Attention to impotence of created beings
- 8. Learning from the experiences of others
- 9. Attention to final end of hypocrites in the hereafter
- Sound intentions
- The University of Wisdom (hikmah)
- The root of sincerity
- Signs of sincerity
- 1. Not expecting anything from others
- 2. Focusing on duty, not title
- 3. Having no regrets
- 4. Treating receptivity and heedlessness as one
- 5. Consistency of motive and action
- 6. Lack of wealth and position does not hinder
- 7. Oneness of the apparent and the hidden
- 8. Without factional bigotry
- 9. Pursuit of important works undone
- 10. Desisting from error
- Outcome of sincerity
- Sincerity in the context of society
- Let’s Engage in Prayer!
- “Allahu Akbar” (God is the greatest)
- Surah al-Hamd
- Bismillahi’r-rahmani’r-rahim (In the Name of Allah, the All-beneficent, the All-merciful)
- “Al-hamdulillahi rabbi’l-’alamin” (All praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds)
- “Ar-rahmani’r-rahim” (the All-beneficent, the All-merciful)
- “Maliki yawmi’d-din” (Master of the Day of Retribution)
- “Iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nasta’in” (You (alone) do we worship and to You (alone) do we turn for help)
- “Ihdina’s-sirat al-mustaqim” (Guide us on the straight path)
- Sirat alladhina an’amta ‘alayhim (The path of those whom You have blessed)
- Ghayri’l-maghdhubi ‘alayhim wa ladh-dhallin” (Such as have not incurred Your wrath, nor are astray)
- Surah at-Tawhid
- To be calm while reciting
- Ruku’ (Bowing)
- Ruku’ of the saints of God
- In the company of angels
- Sujud (prostration)
- Sujud of all created beings to God
- Sujud of the saints of God
- Effects of sujud
- Prostration on the soil of Karbala’
- Meaning of “subhan Allah” (Glory be to Allah)
- Tasbih as the most oft-repeated command
- The Post-prayer Supererogatory Devotional Acts (ta’qibat wa nawafil)
- Congregational Prayer (salat al-jama’ah), Etc.
- Importance of congregational prayer (salat al-jama’ah)
- Effects of congregational prayer
- The leader of congregational prayer
- Why some people do not participate in congregational prayers?
- Traveler’s prayer
- Compensatory (qadha) prayer
- Other Prayers
- Friday congregational prayer (salat al-jum’ah)
- Manner of offering Friday congregational prayer
- Importance of Friday congregational prayer
- Life conduct (sirah) of the holy saints (awliya’)
- ‘Id prayers
- ‘Id al-Fitr Prayer
- Divine gift
- ‘Id al-Fitr as a scene of the Day of Resurrection (qiyamah)
- ‘Id al-Adhha prayer
- ‘Id prayer as a prerogative of the leader
- Salat al-Ayat (Prayer for the Signs)
- Salat al-Ayat as a lesson on monotheism (tawhid)
- Manner of performing Salat al-Ayat
- Salat al-Mayyit (ritual prayer for the dead)
- Prayer for rain (salat al-istisqa’)
- Reason behind the absence of rain
- Manner of performing the prayer for rain
- Historical precedence of the prayer for rain
- Other prayers