The Rules of Prayer

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This is the name of a treatise, written by Mirza Ahmad Ashtiyani, on the rules of prayer.

The author
Mirza Ahmad Ashtyani, son of Mirza Hasan Mujtahed Ashtyani. He was an expert scholar at intellectual and transmitted sciences. He studied in the presence of the philosophers “Kermanshahi” and “Ishkewari. Ashtyani taught jurisprudence, methodology (Osul) and intellectual sciences over forty years in Tehran. About 1927 – 1932 travelled to ####Njaf in order to complete the transmitted sciences and he himself was teaching. He taught “Asfar” (written by mullah Sadra) and many prominent scholars of Najaf attended his classes. “Allameh Tabatabaei” studied some parts of the lesson (Asfar) in his presence. Ashtyani died in 1975 and was nearly 100 years old.

Structure of the book
It contains some chapters on the ways of asking from God, as following:
1- Those who know the Creator
2- Those who transfer their will to God (their will depends on God’s)
3- Those who act morally towards God
4- Those who believe in God
5- Those who just trust God; not people
6- Those who behaves kindly towards the believers
7- Those who pray God in a pure way

The book was published in 1970.


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