Condition: is regarding that which is not within the prayer; the prayer is

not valid except through means such as purification from a major or minor

Pillar: From what is within the prayer which is an essential part
of the prayer such as reading Faatihah.

Waajibaat: If one abandons it, he is in sin and his prayer is not invalid
on the correct opinion such as saying the Thikr when rising from

Brief Notes:

  1. Due to this treatise grasping many important aspects of the prayer,
    many scholars have shown great attention to it, from them is
    Ash-Shaykh Bin Baaz and Ash-Shaykh Muhammad Amaan al-Jaami and
    Ash-Shaykh Abdul Muhsin Al-Abaad and others. However, the best of
    explanations so far from what I have seen is sharh Ash-Shaykh Muhammad
    Amaan al-Jaami since he side-tracks the listener to matters which
    will in reality expand the listener’s understanding of different
    aspects of the prayer.
  2. The author Al-Imam Muhammad bin AbdulWahaab was on the mathhab of
    Imaam Ahmad, may Allah have mercy upon him. And he was one who would
    search for the proof even if it was found in other than the mathhab
    of Imam Ahmad.
  3. Some scholars have mentioned that usually this treatise is taught
    before the book ‘The etiquettes of walking to the prayer’ by the same
  4. The hadeeth ’Pray as you seen me praying’ is not applied unless the
    servant performs all conditions, pillars, and obligatory acts.
  5. This treatise includes of the conditions of wudhu (ablution), its
    obligatory acts and its nullifications.
  6. The first thing a person will be taken account for is the prayer,
    so let him perfect it, for verily it is the second pillar of Islam.
  7. Ash-Shaykh al-Uthameen, may Allah have mercy upon him, mentioned
    that if the prayer (intentionally) falls short in performing the
    conditions, pillars, and obligatory acts then he has not feared Allah.
  8. Affirming the conditions of the prayer is only by proofs from the
    Book of Allah or the Sunnah which indicate the prayer is not accepted
    except with it [i.e. the conditions being based upon the proofs from the Qur’aan and Sunnah].
  9. Some have mentioned that the conditions are actually six because
    the condition of Islam, sanity and tamyeez (i.e. maturity, or a level
    comprehension which usually takes place at the age of seven) are
    general conditions which are not confined to the prayer. However, they
    are conditions for all acts of worship.
  10. The author mentioned the numbers of conditions of the prayer at
    the beginning of the treatise and then generally explained each
    condition with its proof briefly.
  11. The correct opinion is that ‘covering the awrah’ is not a condition. Rather, it is an obligatory act wherein if a person were to abandon it, he would
    be sinful and his prayer is not invalid, as Ash-Shaykh Albaani
    mentioned in the book al-Thamar al-Mustataab.
  12. The correct opinion is that ‘removing impurity and filth from one’s
    body, clothing, and prayer area’ is not from the conditions. Rather, it is from the waajibaat of the prayer, as Ash-Shawkaani mentioned.

Mentioned by

AbdulFattaah bin Uthman
Abu Fajr