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Sifatus Salaah: Hanafi Prayer Method In Light Of Sunnah


“Sifatus Salaah” is an excellent booklet originally written in Urdu by Shaikh Muhammad Ilyas Faisal dealing with the aspects of Salaah according to Hanafi Madhab and the evidences used by Hanafi scholars. Unfortunately, other brothers often criticise performing the prayers the Hanafi method and even leave us with doubts in the back of our mind, because we simply don’t know. Now, you don’t have to learn all these evidences by heart, but at least be convinced that there’s nothing wrong with performing Salaat the Hanafi way – or matter fact as described by the other three great Imams.

Introduction
Very often the following question is posed to many people: “Do you follow the Deen of Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.) or the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam)?” “Obviously the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam),” comes the instant reply. The second question is then posed: “Why then do you call yourself a Hanafi?” The person not well versed is perplexed by this question. Doubts are then created in his mind. He soon starts gradually drifting towards the abandoning of taqleed i.e. following one of the four illustrious Imaams viz. Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.), Imaam Shafi’i (R.A.), Imaam Malik (R.A.) and Imaam Ahmad bin Hanbal (R.A.).

By means of the type of questions that have been mentioned above, a deliberate attempt is made to create a misconception in the minds of the unwary — that if you are a Hanafi, you are following the Deen of Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.), NOT the Deen of Muhammad (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). This is an absolute fallacy. Imaam Abu Hanifa (R.A.), Imaam Shafi’i (R.A.) and the other Imaams did not invent any Deen of their own. They strictly followed the one and only Deen — the Deen of Islam brought by Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam). Their followers are hence also following the same Deen — the Deen of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam).

The Method of Salaah in the Light of Authentic Ahadith
by Shaikh Muhammad Ilyas Faisal, Madina al-Munawwara

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Filed under: 2. Fiqh, Books, Salaah, Sunnah & Hadith

7 Responses

  1. Syed Kamran Ul Haq says:

    where can i buy this book from?

  2. True Life says:

    Sorry, I couldn’t find it in any Islamic Online (Book)Shops that I know. Maybe you ask in your local Masjids, Madrassas or Maktabs.

    I think it’s a quite known booklet.

  3. sister says:

    i know of a book called Taleem ul Haq and is also known as Taleem ul Islam a very well know book

    here is the link to the online copy

    http://www.markazulmaarif.org/onlinereading/teachingofislam/index.html

    please remember me all in your humble duas jazakALLAH Khairun Kaseeran

  4. shahab shikoh says:

    i want to known whether the method of offering salaah for men and women are different are not if yes then what is the method according to hadith and if not then what is the common method?

  5. Zaid says:

    asalaamuallaikum. I want to know that is it necessary to read Al Fatiha for muktadee in zuhar and asar

  6. sherazaliraj says:

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