Adab as-Salat: The Disciplines of the Prayer Second Revised Edition

A detailed explanation of the strict disciplines and moral secrets of prayer, written by Imam Khomeini for the general public.

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  1. From The Publisher
  2. Foreword
  3. Dedication
  4. Author’s Preface
  5. Introduction
  6. Preface
  7. Discourse One
  8. Chapter 1: Cordial Disciplines
  9. Chapter 2: The Stages Of The Stations Of The People Of Sulūk
  10. Chapter 3: Concerning Submissiveness [Khushū‘]
  11. Chapter 4: Tranquility
  12. Chapter 5: Protecting The Worships From Satan’s Intrusion
  13. Chapter 6: On Vivacity and Cheerfulness
  14. Chapter 7: On Informing The Heart
  15. Chapter 8: On The Presence Of Heart
  16. Chapter 9: Hadiths Concerning The Presence Of Heart
  17. Chapter 10: On Calling To Acquiring The Presence Of Heart
  18. Chapter 11: On Curing The Wandering Imagination
  19. Chapter 12: Explaining That Loving This World Causes Distraction Of The Mind
  20. Completion: On Turning The Soul Away From The World
  21. Discourse Two
  22. Objective One : Purification
  23. Chapter 1: On Purification In General
  24. Chapter 2: Concerning The Stages Of Purification
  25. Chapter 3: The Cordial Disciplines Of The Sālik When Coming To Water For Purification
  26. Chapter 4: Concerning The Purifier
  27. Chapter 5: Some Disciplines Of The Wudu’ (Ritual Ablution) In Respect Of The Interior And The Heart
  28. Chapter 6: Concerning The Ghusl And Its Cordial Disciplines
  29. Chapter 7: Some Cordial Disciplines For Removing Filth And Purifying Impurities
  30. Objective Two: Some Disciplines Concerning the Clothes
  31. Chapter 1: The Secret Of The Purity Of Clothing
  32. Chapter 2: Concerning Cordial Considerations Of Covering The Nakedness
  33. Objective Three: On the Cordial Disciplines Concerning the Place of the Musallī
  34. Objective Four : On the Cordial Disciplines of the Time
  35. Objective Five: On Some Disciplines Concerning Orientation
  36. Discourse Three: The Affinities [Muqārināt] Of The Salat
  37. Section One: On Some Disciplines of the Adhān and Iqāmah
  38. Chapter 1: General Secret And Disciplines Of The Adhān And Iqāmah
  39. Chapter 2: Some Disciplines And Secrets Of Takbīrs In The Adhān And Iqāmah
  40. Chapter 3: Some Disciplines Concerning Testifying Divinity And Its Connection With The Adhān And The Salat
  41. Chapter 4: Some Disciplines Of Testifying To The (Prophet’s) Messengership Implying Testifying To The Guardianship
  42. Section Two:Concerning the Qiyām (the Standing Position in the Salat)
  43. Section Three: On the Secret of the Niyyah [Intention]
  44. Section Four: The Discipline Of Reverence
  45. Section Five: Brief Hints At The Objectives, Subjects And Contents Of The Glorious Divine Book
  46. Section Six: How To Be Benefited By The Qur’an
  47. Section Seven: The Obstacles And Barriers Preventing Being Benefited By The Qur’an
  48. Section Eight: Meditation
  49. Section Nine: Application To One’s Own Condition
  50. Conclusion
  51. Degrees Of Recitation And The Groups Of Reciters
  52. Some Disciplines Of Isti‘adhah
  53. On The Four Pillars Of Isti‘adhah
  54. On Some Disciplines Of Naming [Tasmiyah]
  55. A Brief Exegesis Of The Blessed Sūrah Of Al-Hamd And Some Disciplines Of Praising And Recitation
  56. Some Exegesis Of The Blessed Sūrah Of At-Tawhīd
  57. Some Comments On The Blessed Sūrah Of Al-Qadr As Much As They Suit These Papers
  58. On The Takbīr Before The Rukū
  59. Concerning The Disciplines Of Bowing In Rukū‘
  60. The Rukū‘of the Salāt of The Messenger’s Mi‘rāj
  61. Delicacies And Secrets Of The Rukū, Sujūd And Their Cordial Disciplines
  62. General Secret Of The Sujūd
  63. Disciplines Of The Sujūd
  64. Contents And Meaning Of The Form, Mood And Invocation Of The Sujūd
  65. The Moods Of The Sājid During The Sujūd
  66. Meaning And Effect Of Testifying To The Tawhīd And The Messengership (Of The Prophet)
  67. The Disciplines Of Tashahhud
  68. State Of The Musallī During Utterance Of The Salām, And The Condition For The Salām To Be Truthful
  69. Concerning The Meaning And The Secret Of The Salām And Its Disciplines
  70. The Secrets And The Cordial Disciplines Of The Four Tasbīhs
  71. Concerning The Cordial Disciplines Of The Qūnūt
  72. After-The-Salāt Invocation
  73. Conclusion And Invocation (Du‘a’)
  74. Glossary
  75. Final Note by Imam Khomeini