Preface to Fifth Volume
Amidst the marvels of creation, Almighty Allah
created man with the blessings of rationality, spirituality,
and emotionality. Moreover, He catered to all the urges
of mankind by providing an unfettered guidance in the
form of the holy Qur'an and the holy Traditions of
Prophet Muhammad (SAW) which we call ahadith. In
these sources of guidance lie immense and unlimited
treasures. Every attempt to discover these treasures fall
short of the complete revelation of the secrets embedded
therein. As such the analogy of the holy Quran and the
traditions of the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is
that of a vast ocean the exploration of which is an unending
task; every time one dives in - ever new dimensions
come to the surface.
By the grace of Almighty Allah the first four volumes
of Rafa'tul Baari earned lot of popularity and the
feedback was quite encouraging which gave me courage
to work on the fifth volume. In this an effort has been
made to present, in the form of this book, an explanatory
and reliable knowledge about the traditions of the
Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) by making use of
authentic commentaries like Fathul Bari, Umdadul Qari,
Ibn Bataal etc.
This volume comprises of the following books:
The Book of Friday, The Book of Fear Prayer, The Two
Eids, The Book of Witr, The Book of Rain, The Book of
Eclipse, The Prostration of Qur’anic Revelation, The
Book of Shortening the Salaat, The Book of Tahajjud.
I Pray to Allah to bestow best blessings to Mr.
Sameem Hussain without whose painstaking efforts in
compiling, computerizing and proofreading this book,
otherwise, it would have not been possible to come up
with the fifth volume so soon.
Prof. (Dr.) Rafiq Ahmad,
Head & Neck Surgeon,
Govt. Medical College, Srinagar,
Institute of Islâmic Research,
Dârul Uloom Ilâhiyah.