The Summary of Prayers and the Paths of Favors

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This book is a collection of the Prophet and Imams’ prayers and charms. The method of praying and how the Imams prayed, are the subjects which are mentioned in the book. It is written in Arabic and in the period of Shah Hossein Safavi (Safavid shah).

The author
Seyyed Razi al-Din Ibn Musa, known as Seyyed Ibn Tawous, (1193 – 1266) in Hillah, outstanding Shia scholar in the 13th century. The House of Ale-Tawous was ####originally from Medina and the most famous religious and educated family in Hillah. Seyyed Ibn Tawous studied primary sciences under his grandfhther in Hilla, then went to Najaf, Karbala and Kazimayn. In 1228, went to Baghdad and stayed for 15 years. He lived during the reign of the Abbasid caliphs “Musta’sim” and “Mustansir” and had a good relationship with thembut never accepted to be a judge. Seyyed Ibn Tawous have a high position among Shia scolars and traditionists. He was expert at many sciences and also so interested in astronomy. Although he was fully versed at jurisprudence but did not show much interest in that.

Structure of the book:
The book begins with the author’s biography, then concerns the following sections:
1- The charms of the Holy Prophet and eleven Shia Imams (Imam Ali to Imam Hasan Askari)
2- The Imams’ Ghonut (part of the prayer; from the second, Imam Hasan Mojtaba to the twelfth Imam, Imam Zaman)
3- The Holy Prophet’s prayer in the battles
4- Adam the Prophet, Noah the Prophet, Enoch the Prophet, Joseph the Prophet and some of the early prophets’ prayers

At the end of the book, there are prayers for health and removing grief and also the conditions and time of granting a prayer.

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The Summary of Prayers and the Paths of Favors

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