Within these covers lies a comprehensive study of the four fundamental duties of Islam “Salat (regular worship), Zakat (poor-dued), Saum (Fasting) and Hajj (pilgrimage)”.
The book when it was first published in Arabic and then Urdu was universally acclaimed as one of the most valuable and scholarly works of maulana and seeing that he has so far written over fifty books on subjects appertaining to Islam and Muslims.
The author has not only discussed thoroughly the primary modes of worship in Islam, their nature and significance, virtues and advantages, but also undertaken a comparative study of the spirit and design of the structure of worship in the other leading faiths of the world like Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism. Scrupulous care has been taken to present the whole picture in a fair, impartial and unbiased manner and the Maulana has admirably succeeded in keeping clear of polemical disputations.
Though Maulana Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi belongs to the category of what are generally described as orthodox Muslims he has not shut the windows of his mind and is always ready to accept new ideas and receive fresh impressions. This has enhanced the appeal and usefulness of the book for modern educated people.
The Four Pillars Of Islam