Salat is the most important pillar of the Islamic faith. It brings to light the significance of the relationship of man to his Creator and of man to man. This book has rightly emphasised and explained the multifarious aspects of salat: physical, moral, personal, social, material, spiritual. It strikes a rational and logical balance between the individual and social, spiritual and temporal.
We hope the readers will greatly benefit from the all-embracing and comprehensive nature of the prayer which this book has endeavoured to explain.
This was originally published in 1974 as 'Utility of Prayer'. Then updated and revised in 1979.
"Prayer is the key which opens the gate of the kingdom of God. Creative prayer becomes a dialogue between man and God, and provides an opportunity to the earthly creature to open up his heart before his Creator. "