Niche of Lights

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Niche of lights, is the name of a book, written by Allameh Majlisi; on the superiority of the Qur’an and the rules of reading the Quran and the conditions of praying.

The author
Allameh Muhammad Baqer Majlisi was an authoritative jurist, a most prolific collector of traditions (Hadiths), and an unprecedentedly influential author of the Twelver Shia (1627 – 1698). Under the Safavid Shah Hossein I, he was practically the actual ruler of Iran. His father Muhammad ####Taqi Majlisi was a famous scholar as well. Allameh Majlisi studied under his father and other great masters: Mullah Muhammad Saleh Mazandarani, Mirza Rafu’ al-Din Tabatabaee, Mullah Hossein Ali Shushtari, Sheikh Abdullah Aameli, Mullah Mohsen Feyz Kashani and Seyyed Mirza Jazayeri.

Structure of the book
The book contains three chapters as following:
1- On the superiority of the Qur’an:
- On the characteristics of the Qur’an’s readers
- On the rules of reading the Qur’an
- On the state of finishing the Qur’an
- On the divine rewards for teaching and memorizing the Qur’an
- On the divine rewards for reading the Qur’an
- On the divine rewards for keeping the Qur’an
- On the superiorities and advantages of some of the Qur’anic suras and verses

2- On the superiority of prayer and its rules:
- The rules of praying
- On the reason for not being granted some prayers by God

3- On the invocations of God:
- On the superiority of the invocations
- On the superiority of the Four Praising (name of a part in prayer)
- On the divine rewards for saying “La Ilaha Il Allah” (There Is No god But God)
- On the superiority of asking for forgiveness
- On the prayers which should be said after each of the daily prayers
- On the prayers which should be prayed in the time of sleeping

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