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Book Title: 
Adab as-Salat: The Disciplines of the Prayer
Author: 
Sayyid Ruhallah Musawi Khomeini
Publisher: 
The Institute for Compilation and Publication of Imam Khomeini's Works
Number of pages: 
561
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Publish Date:
Thu, 11/24/2016 - 13:49

Adab as-Salat: The Disciplines of the Prayer

Know that for prayer (Salat), beside its form, there is a meaning, and apart from its exterior it has an interior; and as the exterior has its disciplines, neglecting which would render the outer form of Salat invalid or incomplete, likewise its interior has cordial spiritual disciplines, neglecting which would render the spiritual Salat invalid or incomplete; whereas observing them would inspire the prayer (Salat) with a heavenly spirit. It would be possible that after paying attention to and observing the cordial inner disciplines, the Musalli (the person who performs the prayer) would have a share of the divine secret of Salat of the “people of knowledge and of hearts”— Salat which is the delight of the people of Suluk (people on the journey toward Allah) and the reality of the Miraj (ascension) to the proximity of the Beloved.

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