Why this book? Worship is the most important relationship an individual can have with his creator. It is the single action that defines his Islam, so why is a discussion of it so convoluted? This treatise is meant to help clarify this link between us and our lord and how to help define where many have fallen astray in how to truly understand what it is and what it means. Dr. Hatim ash Sharif eloquently and concisely presents and defends his argument using classical examples to support his claim. This is one of the most influential discussions of such a pivotal concept in the religion of Islam and should serve as a means of clarifying any shortcomings concerning it.