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1. PRAYER Article(s)  
1. The Purpose of Prayer
The greatest being and the loftiest goal of all is God. The best way to cultivate in man a sound personality and actualize his aspirations in a mature course of development is the Islamic Prayer.
2. The Conditions of Prayer
The offering of prayer is obligatory upon every Muslim, male or female...
3. The Kinds of Prayer
Obligatory, Supererogatory, Optional
4. The Times of Prayer
Every Muslim, male or female, must offer at least five daily prayers in time, if there is no lawful reason for exemption, combination, or temporary delay
5. The Partial Ablution (Wudu’)
Before offering the prayer one must be in good shape and pure condition. It is necessary to wash the parts of the body which are generally exposed to dirt or dust or smog. This performance is called Ablution (Wudu’)
6. Nullification of the Ablution
There are things to nullify the ablution.
7. Complete Substitute for the Ablution (Tayammum)
Tayammum or resort to pure earth may substitute for the ablution and even the bath.
8. Special Facilities in Ablution
...Similarly, if there is a wound in any of the parts which must be washed in the ablution, and if washing that particular part is likely to cause harm, it is permissible to wipe the dressing bandage of the wound with a wet hand.
9. The Complete Ablution (Ghusl/Bath)
The whole body with the nostrils, mouth and head must be washed by a complete bath before entering prayer...
10. The Prayer Call (Adhan)
The caller stands facing the Qiblah (the direction of Ka’bah at Mecca), raising both hands to his ears and says, in a loud voice: ...
11. Entrance Into Prayer (Iqamah)
When this call is uttered, the worshippers get ready for prayer and inaugurate it with an announcement called ‘Iqamah’.

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