Shaikh Muhammad ibn Salih Al-Uthaimeen | Salafi Publications
When an affair troubled the Prophet, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, he would seek protection by praying. The prayer is the comfort of the heart and the coolness of the eyes because it is a connection between the servant and his Lord the Most High. How can it befit a believer that he pecks the ground like the pecking of a crow whilst he knows that he is standing before his Lord? How can it befit a believer that he pecks the ground in his prayer whilst he knows that he will not be rewarded for it? He has not discharged his obligation with this kind of prayer. This type of prayer is the same as if he had not prayed at all.
This short treatise explains some of the important aspects of prayer and the etiquette of praying in congregation as well as the role of the Imaam in leading and making sure the congregation behind him is lined up correctly, and the duties of the worshippers to follow him in accordance to the Prophetic Sunnah.