The Night Prayers Qiyam & Tarawih Compiled by Muhammad al-Jibali

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Format read: Paperback

Genre: Islamic

Rating: 7 out of 10

Plot: This is a book about the Islamic night prayers, called Qiyam throughout most of the year, but known as Tarawih when performed during Ramadan.  This book goes through the benefits of performing these prayers, the length of these prayers, as well as how to actually perform the prayers.

Opinion: I thought this book was very informative and included information that would be useful for all Muslims.  I thought it was written in a manner that even new Muslims could gain some knowledge from it.   The one part that I really struggled to get through was the section that went over the argument about the length of the prayer; I thought that most of the argument was above my level of understanding and I didn’t understand the finer points of the argument.  I think it would’ve been better to just give an overview of this argument and save the details for a book written specifically for those who understand the scholarly debate.  Other than that section, I think it was a pretty easy to understand book.

Next book: The Qur’anic Worldview by AbdulHamid AbuSulayman

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