Prayers Of The Pious
Author(s): Omar Suleiman
Reviewed by: Sajad Ahmad Padday, Aligarh Muslim University, India
The prayer or supplication or intimate conversation (du[a’/munajat) is an abridged version of the Salah but without having a formal framework, protocol or specified times as the Salah does. The word ‘prayer’ is used by the Arabs for both the Salah (the canonical prayer) and du[a’ (supplication). This means that as long as a person is addressing God in any format and at any time, he is actually in prayer. The Prophet’s supplications were unique in their style of conversation. He also taught his Companions certain supplications mentioned in the Qur’an. Prayers of the Pious is a collection of such supplications made by the pious Predecessors. The author has collected a stimulating assemblage of supplications to connect with one’s Lord. The prayers or supplications of the Predecessors show that Allah does not look at the language one uses to call Him or how it may sound to others, rather He cares about sincerity. The book consists of an introduction, thirty short prayers and the prayer journal of the author for the readers’ response.