Before you can play a game,
you have to learn the rules. What you can do and what you cannot. How the scoring is done.
What acts will disqualify you or give a point to the other teams. etc., etc. It is hard to
imagine a person being respected as a good sportsman if he is not knowledgeable about the
rules of the game.
Praying is a lot more serious
activity than playing. Unfortunately many of us do not give even as much attention to the
rules for praying as we do to rules for playing. If we were aware of their importance, our
priorities would be exactly the opposite.
Allah sent the prophets to
teach us. They taught us everything we need to know to conduct ourselves so we can be true
winners here and in the hereafter. Great scholars and jurists have compiled their
teachings into rules and laws called fiqh. It is our duty to learn everyday fiqh.
This section provides fiqh
rules based on the Hanafi school. The information has been gathered from reliable sources.
However there is always a possibility of making mistakes. We request our knowledgeable
readers to point out any errors or omissions.