The book Sharh-us-Sunnah (Explanation of the Islamic Creed) consists of 170 points on different aspects of the Muslim creed, referring to passages of the Qur’an and authentic sayings of Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم). Ample sayings of the early scholars are also included. In every age, there has been a noble company of scholars who stood firm and expended great efforts in defending the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and in refuting the people of innovated beliefs, deviation, and misguidance. At the head of these noble scholars towards the end of the third century and the beginning of the fourth was the Imaam who aided the Sunnah and subdued innovation: Abu Muhammad al-Hasan ibn ‘Alee al-Barbahari (died in year 329 AH).
In this book, al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad b. Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn explains a number of vital issues related to the Prayer in a very simple and comprehensive fashion. Not only does the Shaykh clarify the description of the Prayer, but he also expounds on finer details such as the meaning of the legislated supplications and remembrance articulated in the Prayer, which is highly beneficial to every Muslim, especially the English reader. This treatise provides the reader with accurate information based on the Qur’ān and the Sunnah, so that the Muslim can actualize the saying of the Prophet ﷺ: “Pray as you have seen me praying.”