Elements of Islamic Studies

A greatly beneficial text book for students of all ages who wish to learn or review the basic fundamentals of Islamic studies. This booklet is based mostly on the lessons of Maulana Sayyid Sa’eed Akhtar Rizvi, though at the time of editing he has added some lessons from the 'Book of Salat' (Majlis-ul-Muslimeen, Karachi), and 'Diniyat' (Rah al-Najat Office, Karachi), with necessary adaptations. This edition has been completely revised (according to the Fatwa of Agha Syed Abu’l Qasim al-Khu’i, Dama Dhilluhul-Aali, Najaf, Iraq). Also, many subjects have been added because of the popular demand. For example, details of Ghusls, prayers of Ayaat, Jumu’ah, ‘Eidain, Mayyit and Jama’at. Simply a must read for those that are unable to attend Hawza (Islamic University) yet wish to learn at least the basics of religion by means of authentic texts as compiled in this booklet

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  1. Extract from the Preface to the First Edition
  2. Preface to the Second Edition
  3. Lesson 1: Kalima, Meaning of Kalima
  4. Lesson 2: The 14 Ma’sumeen
  5. Lesson 3: The 14 Masumeen
  6. Lesson 4: Salawat
  7. Lesson 5: Names of Ulu’l-Azm Prophets
  8. Lesson 6: Names of Revealed Books
  9. Lesson 7: Names of Islamic Months
  10. Lesson 8: The Teachings of Islam
  11. Lesson 9: The roots of Religion (I)
  12. Lesson 10: Al-Sifat al-Thubutiyah
  13. Lesson 11: Al-Sifat al-Salbiyah
  14. Lesson 12: The Roots of Religion (II)
  15. Lesson 13: The Roots of Religion (III)
  16. Lesson 14: The Branches of Religion (I)
  17. Lesson 15: The Branches of Religion (II)
  18. Lesson 16: The Branches of Religion (III)
  19. Lesson 17: Useful Explanations Part I & II
  20. Lesson 18: Useful Explanations Part III
  21. Lesson 19: Najasah
  22. Lesson 20: Mutahhirat (I)
  23. Lesson 21: Mutahhirat (II)
  24. Lesson 22: Rules of the Toilet
  25. Lesson 23: Wudhu (Ablution)
  26. Lesson 24: Conditions of Wudhu
  27. Lesson 25: Prayers
  28. Lesson 26: Times of Prayers
  29. Lesson 27: Qibla
  30. Lesson 28: Clothes of Prayer
  31. Lesson 29: Place of Prayer
  32. Lesson 30: Adhan and Iqamah
  33. Lesson 31: Wajibat (obligatory acts) of prayer
  34. Lesson 32: Niyyah, Takbir and Qiyam
  35. Lesson 33: Sajdah (I)
  36. Lesson 34: Sajdah (II)
  37. Lesson 35: Wajib (obligatory) Sajdahs of the Qur’an
  38. Lesson 36: Qir'at
  39. Lesson 37: Translation of 3 Surahs and Qunut
  40. Lesson 38: Other wajib (obligatory) acts
  41. Lesson 39: Actions that Invalidate Prayer
  42. Lesson 40: Shakk (Doubts in Prayer)
  43. Lesson 41: Valid (Sahih) Doubts
  44. Lesson 42: Mubtil Doubts that Invalidate the Prayer
  45. Lesson 43: Prayer of Ihtiyat and Sajdah al-Sahw
  46. Lesson 44: Ghusl
  47. Lesson 45: Ghusl of Janabat
  48. Lesson 46: Ghusl of haidh and nifas
  49. Lesson 47: Istihadha
  50. Lesson 48: Tayammum
  51. Lesson 49: Salat al-ayaat (Prayer of signs)
  52. Lesson 50: Friday Prayer
  53. Lesson 51: Salat al-‘Eidayn
  54. Lesson 52: Salat al-Jama’ah (congregational prayer)
  55. Lesson 53: The Prayer for the Deceased (Salat al-Mayyit)
  56. Lesson 54: Sawm (fasting)
  57. Lesson 55: Muftirat & Kaffarah
  58. Lesson 56: Nadhr
  59. Questions