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The Most Beloved Actions to Allah
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The Most Beloved Actions to Allah – Precious in Deed
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similar to mine that a human hamdulillah salatu salam ala rasulillah here Allah Allah He was happy he won't Allah Allah bad. Salaam Alaikum wa Taala he will go to
Mashallah I see that the brothers are few and sisters are plenty. I think we should try to change that somehow inshallah get more brothers in the hall.
I want to start this, this lecture by by reading a hadith from Abdullah bin rhodiola one.
He said that so otonabee Allahu alayhi wa salam. ala Amelie Habu Illallah.
I asked the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
What does Allah love the most? What action does Allah love the most?
Color of Salatu Allah walk to the messenger is the loss of absurd prayer on its time.
Kala Thelma Yun, Abdullah said after this, what's next, the prophet said, build rule while being loving, courteous with the parents and doing things to please them.
Paloma Yun Abdullah said what's next? He said, Al Jihad woofie severen de striving in the path of Allah.
So three things, prayer on its time, being courteous, and gentle and loving to the parents striving in the path of Allah. These are the three things that the prophets also said are the actions that Allah loves the most. Bella said her destiny, Vina willows, Willow is the doesn't do who does attorney, he said I only asked about these three. And had I asked for more, they would have told me more things
even harder on scaloni, the great, the great explainer of the Hadith,
he explains in or he comments on this particular sentence. And it says that in other books of Hadith define a beloved Mr. Rude saying that
there are two who are up to one as an as the leader who Illa Iran, Allah he have a matter of two anastasija who Illa Iran Allah He, he said that I didn't ask for more because I didn't want to bother the profits or loss on them. And even
after quoting this says that this shows the manners of Avila odilo one whom, and what's something all of us can take away from envy 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 beloved Miss Ruth realized that the prophet SAW some 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 manners of the loving Mr. Route. And this is something that all of us need more of more, being more considerate with, with
I was I was at a Masjid once and I was praying there and the parking lot of the mustard is very small. So I was a little late for Salah I had to double Park somebody you know what double Park is right? Someone's parked and then you park 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 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 me. 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 said they're the brother in front never came. 15 minutes later the man finally comes, moves his car, and then all those, 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 just sat there chilling. But imagine if I had to do something. And imagine if I had to go somewhere had to be at some place. How frustrating with Abby, how souring is that experience coming to the mustard, only to find somebody who's not considered wasting my time completely.
So this is something brothers and sisters. This is from the manners, or something that's called muckety muck o'clock, the beautiful manners the complete manners that the prophets had in them aboard a studio, Tommy mama Karima flat. 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 going to harm somebody? Is it going to make it inconvenient for them? These are questions we should ask, ask, ask ourselves and not be
and 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 our beloved Mr. de la one who he asked the prophets of Salaam about what to do, or you will actually have will Allah, what does Allah love 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. Salah 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 lowest possible 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 belovedness rude.
When he asked this question, he asked about what to do. Do you know why?
Because your actions Express priority, not your words. Words are cheap, talk is cheap. What you do matters far more, if I am telling my child, I have three daughters Alhamdulillah. If I'm telling my eldest daughter, don't yell, okay.
But then she sees me
yelling at her other siblings or yelling at somebody else. Does this? Do my words hold any value in her eyes? None whatsoever because she will see what I'm doing. She will copy my actions, she's not going to listen to my words.
So it's the actions that matter? It's what we do that speaks louder and louder in this route 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 beautiful Hadith the three things number one was what?
Prayer on time fantastic, someone is awake, yes.
Prayer on this time,
the word prayer in Arabic The word is Sala correct. This word has two linguistic origins, according to a rather ballast for honey, the great linguist, he says the one possible
linguistic origin of a solid is called a cathedral and the logo here what the brick what
it is linguistically a solid means
and then to provide evidence for this opinion, he says,
so late to Allah He that means I prayed for that person, I made the offer that person and the prophets also said once a very interesting, Hadith, either Duryea hadoken, Illa, amin, Fallujah,
were in Ghana saw immense value suddenly, if you are invited to, to a meal, someone does come have some food with me. Then you should accept that offer. Okay. 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 and eat. It's always nice to break bread. So in our Doria, hello caminata I'm in Fallujah, we're in Cana Solomon, and if you are fasting
for usili, then literally pray. The word the Prophet uses here is pray.
ie make dua for that person. Don't just say, Thanks, buddy. I don't want to eat some food. Say May Allah reward you for your offer Milan spa to increase your risk and put blessing in it. I'm fasting. I can't eat, fall usually. So make dua
The person who invited you, that's just good manners. The idea here is the thing to notice is linguistically. The prophets are some didn't say, forget the rule, he should pray for them make dua for them. He said foul you suddenly. That's where the first linguistic origin of this word comes from the Salah means prayer is a linguistic core means to, to make dua to ask a lot supplicate and this is an important realization.
Do you know why?
Because the crux of our worship is the
is the supplication is the door. That is the core of our worship consistently. Okay. When we go for Hajj,
what is the day that Hajj is like that's the main day of Hutch
artifact? Excellent. What are you supposed to do on our front?
door? You're supposed to ask Allah for anything and everything. Yes. When we're fasting, what is it that we should do before we eat our if thought
do our What should we be doing actually most of the time as much as possible during the fast
also do our because the Hadees that says that the DA is Mr. 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 to arm and at the time particularly of Thor also.
When a person is praying,
you start our prayer with what after Allahu Akbar we say
the Dwyer of opening satanic alohomora behind the Coronavirus mukava de la de de la ilaha ladoke there's other doors that the Prophet Allah Azza wa Salaam made there are over five was narrated in this in this particular space. You can read any one of those five to start your prayer. The starting of the prayer is with the door Surah Fatiha what is
the door what's the door in Surah Fatiha
is in a Serato. Mr. theme, isn't it? When you go into record, what are you saying?
So how neurobiol have been great, but then is after the walk around 10 doors have been narrated from the profit and loss loss column in the record and in the semester.
All of this is to ask Allah, Allah when you are finishing your prayer,
what do you say at the very end of the prayer
so door as well. The entirety of their prayer is filled with doors. And the Prophet of Allah saw them when he would frame his prayer was described but unless had been Malik or the other one who has either Mr. Ravi, I think we had this V sub baja with Mr. Ravi is in big su irlam, Salah Mara bita within the hour,
the men the Messenger of Allah would recite an ayah that would proclaim Allah is greatness, he would stop and proclaim Allah's greatness. When he would recite an ayah that had question meaning, something to ask Allah have mercy of Allah, paradise of Allah, the, the great
vastness of Allah's mercy, he would stop and ask Allah for that particular blessing for that particular mercy for the paradise for salvation. And then he would recite an ayah that had something where you ask Allah protection from or something that you ask Allah protection from, such as the fire such as you know, the whisperings of shape one such as something that is evil, the prophet of Allah would stop and ask for a loss protection from that thing.
So not only was his prayer filled with doors, from the beginning to the end, but history citation of Koran in the prayer was also an extension of
every single time it actually says that in the method in the humble method as an example, this is a Muslim hub. This is Mr. hub by Allah who a doula like he says, or like it said in that room, stuff like that it is recommended for the person who's praying to make Dora as he responds to the ayat of Quran that he or she is reading. So hon Allah. Can you imagine how beautiful that prayer is? That you're so engaged at every step of the way, asking Allah, Allah from the beginning to the end, how amazing that prayer will be. That's the truly meaningful prayer. That's
The first linguistic origin of the word its actual meaning is a prayer. The second linguistic origin of the word Salah is fire, okay, kala, kala Babu whom Asante masala which means to burn something, the original word sola means to burn something. So
it is described that when you are praying, you are removing yourself from the possibility of entering the fire of hell. 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 a you know, Salah is lit.
Literally it is lit because it says in the name.
And so the idea of prayer is that it removes sins, and it's supposed to be meaningful, like a very, very powerful blob from the beginning to the end.
The Prophet said us Allah to Allah wa t him. When he described the prayer, he said, prayer on its time at 1100, Allah Kalani,
he says that this actually means praying at the earliest time. Okay, praying at the earliest time. Now every prayer has a range. Correct. That starts at a particular time and ends at a particular time. So even harder, Mo law says that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is referring to praying at the beginning of their range, not in the middle, not towards the very end. Now when sunrise is in one minute near like aloha in Atlanta, Kolkata Assalamu alaikum. Salaam Alaikum. Right. That's not what he's referring to. It is the prayer that's done in the very beginning of time. And the evidence for that is the word of Allah, he says is used for Alistair Allah is to show a type of
like a dominance so when it's used in this particular fashion is referring to Fatah IE Anna Avila, who have a Diana,
a wonder who it shows that Sala at the very beginning is what's being what's being talked about. So
Sala performed at its earliest time, do you know why that is important?
Because your actions Express priority.
If a person is praying at the earliest time,
and that's their habit.
They're praying at the earliest time that shows that a lot pantalla is that person's number one priority.
Nothing matters more to that person that pleasing the last.
That's what it shows. That's why it's number one on this list when the Sahaba like Abdullah Massoud 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, Allah, Allah comes 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 a legacy of greatness. It's simple. You don't need a 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 an amazing legacy.
The second thing on the list was What do you remember?
Yes, bitterroot Valley rain. Amazing. If I had candy, I'd throw some candy at you. But I don't care. The bitterroot Valley then
I translated it as the as following being loving and courteous with the parents and doing things that will please them
and now making up these translations Actually, I got it literally from our other ones for honey m plagiarize the whole thing. Okay.
Even hudgell comments on this part. He says when when the Prophet says prayer, number one, parents number two, that is something that we find in the Quran. Also, we find that the Quran Allah says anishka Lee Wiley Wiley, big
Me and thank your parents
cioccolato Bukola tabula Yahoo availbale, rainy Santa, Allah, your Lord has mandated that you only worship Allah. Nobody else. Number one, number two, and be excellent. courteous, loving towards the parents. This is the thing. How many of you chose your parents Show of hands?
It's a rhetorical question. Nobody chooses their parents
who chooses our parents for us?
A lost partner chooses our parents, that you can choose your spouse, hopefully.
But you have no choice when it comes to who your parents are. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who chosen for you. So when we are doing something good to our parents, is actually
our appreciation for Allah, Allah. It is us thanking Allah, Allah ultimately, because he chose them for us. He chose them for us. The word that's used in the Hadith is Bill, roll validate bill. The word bill has three letters, even though you might seem only two. It's composed of bad, raw and raw. Okay? This particular word, when you put a photo on the back,
instead of bearer it becomes bar. Okay, it becomes bar.
In, in the language bar is the opposite of bar. Bar is land and bar is water. Okay, we'll let the user you know, come fill in Barry. Well, Baja Allah is the one who allows you to travel on land and on the sea. Okay.
urahara Swanee says, what the saltwater I mean, who at our store for stock common, who will build a sort of philosophy fair, fee fair, a little higher.
There was sort of free fair. And then he says, the word bill
is derived from the word bark, which is land. Because when you look at land, it's vast. You have a desert, you have a forest have mountains, you have all different types of landscape. It's not just one particular type. It's a variety of things, yes or no.
So just like there's so many different types of landscapes,
the idea of piety and righteousness and Bill, at its core is a torso of Israel is lots and lots of good deeds. It's not just one type. It's not just solo, it's not just salata. 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 composes is composed of. It's a variety of things. When somebody asked the prophets of Salaam about what is Bill, he recited the ayah number 177 from Soto Baqarah and number 177, of surah number two, which describes lacell, unto Aloo, machete well Muslim, Well, I can tell by Rama Nam and Avila. piety and Bill is not just the direction that you face. It's
not just the mere rituals, but it is a man, it is giving sadaqa it is establishing the prayer, it is being being 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 good deeds. That's the idea behind it is a variety of good deeds. Just like the land is a variety of lands, there is a variety of good deeds. So when it comes to the parents
bitterroot Valley then 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 validation is to do all types of good to make the parents happy.
One of the things that also is very important
barrel Valley then I can go on about this but this is just part of the topic is making dua for our parents making the offer them. So gentlemen Urena says that mon Sol la sala wattle hums Prakash Shakur en la the person who prays five times a day has thanked Allah and the one who prays for him his or her parents
after having finished their prayer, pledge shutter chakra lahoma and that person has thanked the parents as well.
Praying for the parents was so critical. You know that there are for the parents, that's recommended. It's in the Quran. It's an ayah number 24 of surah number 17 similar to Islam,
and the ayah goes as follows workfit lahoma Jana has elimina Rama Rama Kamara Bayani saphira
and lower your wings or 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 great Mufasa living in Nashua Rahim Allah, He says that this, 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, when scared of, you know, like a bird that might kill it or hurt it. It lowers its wings to show that, hey, I'm not here to compete with you. Okay, it lowers his wings to 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 to you. He says this is the you know, the image that we find in birds. When Allah says this about the parents. He says well fed lahoma Jana has dueling laurio wings show that you're not trying to
like, you know, take over, but Miller Rama
not because you're afraid of them. But because you love them.
That's why now because after a certain point when the child grows, 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 and for our parents is not because we are afraid of them necessarily. But because we love them and we appreciate what they have done. That's what the crux of desire is walk fit lahoma Jenna has Julie Mina Rama not because that you know that that the bird that scared we're not like that. But we are going to act in humbleness and humility for our parents, because
they have done so much for us. And we love them because they're very beautiful. And bitterroot Valley then consists of just making them happy to the best of your ability and making the offer them very, very important brothers and sisters. The last part of the Hadith was, LG has to be striving in the path of Allah. And that is of a variety of things. Even Rob says that there's three types of it. One is you are fighting it an enemy that is clearly an enemy. or number two, it is fighting shape on
number three is fighting yourself. Mujahideen knifes composes of three things, and all three are applicable when the messenger of a loss awesome says a geography Sevilla. All three are applicable when Allah says wa he lucilla he Taka Jihad he strive in the path of Allah to the best of your ability. Well, J dubium. While equal 150 consists of vilella and strive in the path of Allah with your time and money, your money. All three are applicable not just one or two, all three. And for us what is really tough and what really is, should be our concern is Mujahid to knifes fighting our desires, like the Prophet alayhi salatu salam set and moja who do Mangia had an officer who Vitara
de la he has a virgin, the person who is a Mujahid is the one who is fighting their desires
in hopes of with the goal of pleasing Allah, Allah and being obedient to Allah subhanaw taala so this
This is a mindset. This doesn't happen in one day. This is not something that you wake up and you're like, today, I will control myself. It doesn't happen that way. 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 will take a step back. But the point of LG Hadopi, Sabina is you keep going. It's meant to be hard. By the way, you know, jihad, the word COVID is used for something linguistically that something hard, it's not used for easy things is meant to be for things that are hard. So by definition, ain't easy. But you have to keep going. And it's something that more consistent the
person is, the better the outcome. The What does the law of Moses was the question that a beloved minister was asked. And the Prophet said number one, prayer on its time, particularly the earliest part of time, and this is the meaningful prayer that shows that Allah is priority number one. That's that's the foundation of our legacy. That's the foundation of it.
Number two was below validate being loving and courteous with the parents doing things to make them happy, and making the offer them so that Allah is pleased with them. And number three, a geography Sevilla striving in the path of Allah. I asked a lot to give us the tofield to be able to do all of these three things and build our legacies and our Acura through this. All mothers mon Sol Fulani, Veliko Salaam Alaikum. Salam
aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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