The congregational prayer is one of the most important outward manifestations of Islam. Prayer is of extreme importance to the well-being of a person’s religion. But prayer in Islam is more than just an individual spiritual experience. It is meant to be performed in a congregation-the foundation of Muslim society as a whole.
In this work, Dr. al-Sadlaan has done an excellent job of discussing the most important fiqh topics related to the congregational prayer. The following topics are covered in this work: the wisdom behind the congregational prayer, the place for performing the congregational prayer and the virtues of attending the mosque, the legal status of the congregational prayer, repeating a prayer in congregation, performing salaat al-taraweeh of Ramadhaan in congregation, women performing the congregational prayer and many other topics.
This book is essential reading for all Muslim leaders and Imaams.