Channel: Aarij Anwer
Talk at the Twins of Faith 2018 conference in Melbourne, based on the hadith of the Prophet (S):
Abdullah bin Masood asked the Prophet (S), “What does Allah love the most? ”
He replied, “Prayer on its earliest time.”
“Being loving and courteous with the parents, doing things to please them.”
“Striving in the path of Allah.”
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(Reported in Sahih Bukhari)
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I want to start this this lecture by by reading a hadith from a Boolean through though the last one
he said that's open the BSL Allahu it was Sunday. Mm hmm you normally have to be low.
I asked the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi salam
What does Allah love the most? What action does Allah love the most?
All our Salah, wanna walk to the messenger? So lots of them said, prayer on it's time.
Allah. So my
Buddha said after this, what's next? The Prophet said bill rule while being loving, courteous with the parents and doing things to please them.
Paloma Yun Abdullah said what's next? He said algae how goofy Savita striving in the path of about
two, three things, pray on time, being courteous, gentle and loving to the parents, striving in the path of alone. These are the three things that the prophets also said, are the actions that Allah loves the most. Bla said, our destiny, we know what else
to do that day. He said that he only asked about these three. And had I asked for more, he would have told me more things
even harder on Kalani, the great, the great explainer of the Hadith.
He explains in all the comments on this particular sentence. And he says that, in other books of Hades define Gilligan was rude saying that,
that up to up to us
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Iran, he he said that. I didn't ask for more because I didn't want to bother the profit and loss on them. And even harder. After quoting this says that this shows the manners of a bullet well below one who and what's something all of us can take away from me and incorporate in our lives as well, which is being considerate, being considerate when we are engaging with other people, in this particular instance of the world and the truth realize that the profits are alone, maybe he's tired, maybe he is busy with something else. So instead of continuing to ask more and more, even though he knew the profits or some would tell him more, he decided I'm going to stop at three. This is from
the beautiful matters of love and truth. And this is something that all of us need more or more, be more considerate with with other people.
I was I was at a Muslim once. I was praying there and the parking lot of the muscles is very small. So I was a little late for Salah I had to double plug somebody you know a double Park is right. Someone's parked and then you parked behind them. So I went to the masjid. I prayed quickly, as soon as I finished my Salah. I got up and I ran to my car. Because I didn't want to hold up somebody I got in my car. I see that somebody has double parked to me.
Okay, welcome to Toronto.
So I said you know what? I'm okay. Someone comes and says, What's up with this? I would say Look at that guy. He's the one who is blocking the road right now. So I'm sitting in the car and I kid you not 15 minutes I sat in the car. I have a timer in the car that says you know time elapsed 15 minutes I sat there the brother in front of them working 15 minutes later the man finally comes moves his car and then all you know, men are always unblocking the person who was double parked initially
and like I didn't have anything to do that night so no problem I was I just sat there, chillin. But imagine if I had to do something and imagine the fact that go somewhere had to be at some place. How frustrating would that be? How souring is that experience coming to the mustard, only to find somebody who's not considerate, wasting my time completely.
So this is something brothers and sisters. This is from the man
There's something that's called muckety muck o'clock, the beautiful manners, the complete manners that the Prophet said in the Missouri School you tell me Mama Karima flop, the only reason why I was sent was to perfect these good manners is being considerate of who you're engaging with? Is my presence is my speech? Is my question way to harm somebody? Is it an immediate inconvenient for them the question we should ask ourselves, ask ourselves and not be
not just only think about what we are wanting. So this is a beautiful little thing that we can notice here, we can also notice that I'm loving the truth of who
he asked the prophet of doom about what to do, or you know, love, what is the love of the most.
And you see, we're talking about leaving a legacy this whole time.
Your legacy is built piece by piece, by what you do. That's how legacy is built. And it's built by something that's consistent. It's not a one time, one shot thing. Follow is every single day. Taking care of parents is a lifelong process. Striving the path of Allah is not just something you do once, it's something you do for the rest of your life. It's actually a mindset. It's the mindset of always trying to please the love of Allah as we'll get to that. All of these things are not just done once and that's it. They're done consistently. And that's the legacy of the believer. consistent action. That's what builds the legacy of the Lord and was rude.
When he asked the question, he asked about what to do. Do you know why?
Because your actions, express priority, not your words. Words are key pockets to what you do matters far more if I am telling my child, three daughters and hamdulillah if I'm telling my eldest daughter, don't yell, okay.
But then she sees me yelling at her other siblings are yelling at somebody else. This this, why words hold any value in her eyes? None whatsoever cuz she will see what I'm doing. He will copy my action. She's not gonna listen to my words.
So it's the actions that matter. It's what we do that speaks louder. doula in this room was asking what should we focus on? What are the actions and that is how legacies are built focusing on actions. That is another thing we learned from this group?
The three things number one was what?
Prayer on time, fantastic. Someone is awake. Yes.
Prayer honest type.
The word prayer in Arabic The word is Allah correct. This word has two linguistic origins. According to a rabbi, herbalist Buhari, the great linguist, he says that one possible
linguistic origin of Assad is qualitative in angelova. Here, with the Greek with the G, it is linguistically a scholar means
and then to provide evidence for this opinion, he says,
For light to lie. That means I prayed for that person I made to offer that person and the prophets of upset was very interesting. Have you is that alarming for you to
work in Ghana for women feel useful. If you are invited to a meal, someone says, Come have some food with me, then you should accept that offer. That's something you should do. It's part of good manners. Someone is offering you food, they want to sit down and chat with you. Unless you have something to do. It's a good thing to sit with somebody you need. It's always nice to break bread. So is that
what you can afford? And if you are fasting,
for useful, then literally pray. The word the Prophet uses here is pray.
I eat make dua for that person. Don't just say, Thanks, buddy. I don't want to eat some food. Say Mila reward you for your offer. They don't want to increase your risk and blessing in it and fasting. I can't eat for you fully. So make dua for the person who invited you. That's good matters.
The idea here is the thing to notice is linguistically the profits are from this Aprilia euro, we should pray for them they do offer them is that value suddenly, that's where the first linguistic origin of this word comes from the Solomon's prayer is, is the most important means to, to make do or to pass a lot supplicate. And this is an important realization.
You know what?
Because the crux of our worship is the
is the application is the block. That is the core of our worship consistently.
When we go for hot
what is the day that Hutch is like, that's the main day of hatch?
alpha. Excellent. What are you supposed to do on our
door? You're supposed to ask the love for anything and everything. Yes. When we're fasting, what is it that we should do before we eat our default
door? What should we be doing actually, most of the time, as much as possible during the fast
also do our because halifa says that the DA is the job is answered at the end of the of the fast also has a wording that says throughout the fast. So the most recommended action to do while fasting is do and at the time particularly overbought, also dry.
When the person is praying,
you start our prayer with what after a love with them, we say
while opening some kind of a local model to go with a lot of
this otherwise, the profit ensemble for me there are over five why's narrative in this in this particular space. You can read any one of those five to start your prayer. So starting with a prayer into the block Surah Fatiha what is sort of Africa
for the law, what's the law and sort of
either surrounding the theme, isn't it? When you go into war, what are you saying?
I know it'll be lovely and great, but minutes after the walk around 10 was the narrative of the Prophet of Allah, Allah wa sallam in the record and in the center of
all of this is to ask a lot of Allah. When you are finishing your prayer,
what do you say at the very end of the prayer
as well, the entirety of their prayer is filled with doors and the profitable law for them when you were praying. This prayer was described by a list of invalid or the loved one who has either murder or be it we had the C sub bar with the eyes in the ISP providing sign up for either murrah without within the hour.
The men the messenger will love with the site and ayah that would proclaim Allah greatness, he would stop and proclaim Allah greatness. Like he would recite an ayah that had question meaning something to ask Allah have mercy of a low paradise, a below the, the great
vastness of Allah mercy, he would stop and ask Allah for that particular blessing for that particular merci for the paradise for salvation. And then he would recite an ayah that had something where you ask a loss protection from or something that you asked about protection from, such as the fire such as you know, the whisperings of Shabbat such as something that is evil, the profitable load stop and ask for a loss protection from laughing.
So not only was his prayer full withdraws from the beginning to the end, but his the citation for an in the prayer was also an extension of
every single time. It actually says that in the metal in the hammer. The mother was an example. This is a booster hub. This is the hub will aid your doula like he says or like it's set in stone, that it is recommended for the personal spray to make Dora as he responds to the iron Quran that he or she is reading.
Can you imagine how beautiful that prayer is? That you're so engaged at every step of the way as being a lost traveler from the beginning to the end? How amazing that prayer will be. That's a truly meaningful prayer. That's the first linguistic origin of the word. It's the actual meaning of the prayer.
Second linguistic origin of the word Sala. is fire. Okay? Allah, Allah baboon hospital salatu salam, which means to burn the original word, Allah means to burn something. So
this is right that when you are praying, you are removing yourself from the possibility of entering the firehouse, that's one. The other thing is that when you are praying, Your sins are being burned off, Your sins are being completely removed as if they are burned. Excuse me. So this is no, follow his lips.
Literally, it is lit because it says in the name.
So the idea of prayer is that it removes sins, and it's supposed to be meaningful, like a very, very powerful block the beginning to begin
the profits that have sold out to Allah, when you describe the prayer, he said, prayer on its time, even has a lot of learning.
He says that this actually means praying at the earliest time. Okay, praying at the earliest time. Now every prayer has a ring. Correct, starts at a particular time and ends at a particular time. So even harder. tempo law says that the Prophet isobelle Psalm is referring to pre at the beginning of that range, not in the middle, not towards the very end. Now when sunrise is in one minute, alone, and not technically.
Right, that's not what he's referring to, is the prayer that's done in the very beginning of time. And the evidence for that is the word Allah, he says is used for LTC, Allah is to show a type of
dominance. So when it's used in this particular fashion, is referring to the idea of Allah.
Our lab, which shows that a lot at the very beginning is what's been what's been talked about. So
performed at its earliest time. Do you know what that is important?
Because your actions expressed priority.
a person is praying at the earliest time,
that's their habit
of praying at the earliest time that shows that Allah Allah is that person number one priority.
Nothing matters more that person that pleasing the lowest.
that's why number one on this list, when the Sahaba like Abdullah pursued as the Prophet, number one thing is prayer on its earliest time,
because it shows that you are willing to move everything to the side, everything's come comes number two, a lot of outcomes. Number one, that's what it shows. That's why it's the greatest thing. And if somebody is doing that every single day, every single month, every single year of the love of their life. That is the legacy of greatness. It's simple, you don't be that we don't have to do something truly groundbreaking. That's not what the religion requires of us if that opportunity ever comes across Alhamdulillah that's a great blessing of Allah. But what is required from us that makes us great is something very simple brothers and sisters.
It is to pray on his earliest time, meaningful prayer that connects us to our Lord
every single day, five times a day.
That is building in the meeting rooms.
The second thing on the list of what to do you remember
the rule while eating amazing if I had to throw some caveats, but I don't, sorry, the bitterroot Valley rain.
I translated it as the best following, being loving and courteous to the parents and doing things that will please them and not making a decision but to be guided literally from or otherwise ohanian plagiarize the whole thing. It
even has a comment on this part. He says when the Prophet says prayer, number one, errors number two, that is something that we find in the Quran. Also, we find out the process and this could lead Wali Why do they
hate me and thank you parents for them.
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a law your Lord has mandated that you only worship alone. Nobody else. Number one, number two, and be excellent. courteous, loving towards the parents. This is the thing. How many of you told your parents your
peripheral question? Nobody chooses their parents
who chooses our parents for us?
The last half of the parents that you can choose your spouse, hopefully.
But you have no choice when it comes to who your parents are. A lot popular is the one who chosen for you. So when we are doing something good to our parents, is actually
our appreciation for
it is us thinking a lot, ultimately, because he chose him for us. He chosen for us, the word that's used in the hobby is build rollback build up, the word bill has three letters, even though you might see only two, it's composed of bad, right and wrong. Okay? This particular word, when you put a pothole on the back,
instead of it becomes bad. Okay, it becomes
in, in the language barrier is the opposite of Baha. Bell is land and baja is water. Okay, we'll let the user you know come fill, but we will baja Allah is the one who allows you to travel on land and on the sea. Okay.
Rather than have somebody says, what the so what I mean, who are those
four so coming who will build the restaurant Philippi fe fi.
Those don't be fair that he says the word bill
is derived from the word but which is LED. Because when you look at land, it's vast. You have a desert, forest, and mountains, you have all different types of landscape. It's not just one particular type. It's a variety of things. So no.
So just like this, so many different types of landscapes.
The idea of piety and righteousness and Bill, at its core is a story prayer is lots and lots of good deeds. It's not just one type. It's not just follow. It's not just sort of, it's not just fasting, it's all of that, and being good to your parents, and having good manners and being truthful. And this and that. That's what Bill actually composed, is composed of. It's a variety of face. When somebody asked the prophets of Allah about what is Bill, he recited the ayah number 177 for total Baccarat number 177 of surah. Number two, which describes laser one Do you have a machete will not live without him then did Ramadan have enough? piety and Bill is not just the direction that you
face. It's not just the mere ritual, but it is the man it is giving sadaqa it is establishing the prayer it is being the patient.
It is holding yourself in difficult times, not giving up hope in difficult times. It's being truthful and keeping your word. As you notice, the ayah is describing a variety of routine. That's the idea behind it is a variety of just like the men is a variety of lands, there is a variety of critiques. So when it comes to the parents.
Visual validate isn't just you know, one thing and it is not the same for every single person. It's a variety of good deeds. And it's different from people to people what will make my parents happy, may or may not make your parents happy.
You have to figure that out. But the point is
the spirit of bureau validate is to do all types of good to make the parents happy.
One of the things that also is very important to build value then they go on about this one
Part of the topic is making to offer our parents making to offer them
an array that says that when someone comes along, the person who prays five times a day has thanked him, and the one who prays for him his or her parents,
after his having political prayer, felt much sharper secular lahoma than that person has paid. The parents of
praying for the parents was so critical. In order for the parents, that's recommended. It's in the Quran. It's number 24. of student number 17 is wrong.
And it goes as follows workfit lovoo Matura hubballi Meena Rama Babu, rabbit hungama Kamara Bayani so hero
and Lord your wings are lower for them.
Your wings out of humility and mercy and say, My Lord,
have mercy upon them. Just as they had mercy upon me, while raising me, as a little baby as a little child.
The greeting requested in the national booking of love, he says that this expression of lowering the wings, right, this is something that we find in the in the birds, that a bird when it's scared of a bigger bird, and scared of, you know, like a bird that might kill it or hurt it, it lowers its wings, to show that I'm not here to compete with you.
It lowers this research show that I'm not here to take your spot. I'm not competing with you. I'm being humble, and I'm lowering myself.
He says this is the you know, the image that we find him. Birds, when Allah says is about the parents, he says what lahoma Jenna has duly lower your wings show that you're not trying to like you don't take over. But Mila Rockman
not because you are afraid of them. But because you love them.
That's why now because after a certain point when the child rules, you know, older, the child has more leverage, more power, more status than the parents, quite often yes or no, right. But just because you have more of that, don't forget your beginnings. Don't forget how you were as a little baby, and humbling ourselves in front of our parents is not because we are afraid of the mystery. But because we love them. And we appreciate what they have done. That's what the crux of desires, what fifth language era has really, you know Rama, not because that you know that that the bird that scared we're not like that. But we are going to add a humbleness and humility for our parents,
because they have done so much for us. And we love them. It's a very beautiful block. And visually validating consists of just making them happy, the best of your ability and making dwarfism very, very important.
The last part of the
agenda will be striving in the path of a law. And that is of a variety of things. Robert says that these three types of it, one is you are fighting an enemy that is clearly an enemy. or number two, it is fighting shape one.
Number three is fighting yourself to compose the three things and all three are applicable when the Messenger of Allah often says, he has a piece of all three are applicable. And Allah says, Well Jackie, do biLlahi Papaji heavily strive in the path of Allah to the best of your ability, which will be a one to one physical disability and strive in the path of Allah with your time and with your money. All three are applicable, not just one or two all the time. And for us what is really tough and what really is, should be our concern is with Jehovah's Witness,
fighting our desires, like the Prophet Aristotle said,
Magellan, he bartylla he is the person who is regarded as the one who is fighting their desires
in hopes of the goal of leaving the loss of Allah and being obedient to Allah subhanaw taala. So, this
this is a mindset this doesn't happen.
One day, this is not something that you wake up and you're like, today, I will control myself. This has happened though it has to be built up and every single day, some days are good, some days are bad. Some days you take a step forward, and other days you take a step back. But the point of
that is keep going. It's meant to be hard. By the way, you know, do you have the word juvenile is used for something and it used to be that something hard, it's not used for easy things is meant to be for things that are hard. So by definition, it easy. But you have to keep going. And it's something that more consistent the person is, the better the outcome. What does a lot most was the question that a lot of us would ask. And the Prophet said number one, prayer, on a sign, particularly the earliest part of time, and this is the meaningful prayer that showed that a lot is priority number one. That's that's the foundation of our legacy. That's the foundation of it.
Number two was build while being loving, courteous of the parents, doing things that make them happy, and making the offer them so that Allah is pleased with them. And number three, he had the research that he did up striving in the path of Allah, I asked him to give us the trophy, to be able to do all of these three things and build our legacies and our esquerra through this woman is known
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