Practical Steps To Develop Khushoo In Salah Meaningful Prayer Prologue
Channel: Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Salam aleikum wa Taala hirakata
inshallah, we'll go ahead and get started
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa rahmatullah wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina mousseline what Allah Allah He was happy woman to be our home BSN in Allah Yama Deen
Allah Allah azza wa jal kitabi hin Majeed
call Allahu Allah Kitab al Majeed,
rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem
Menon, Allah Dina Humphrey houfy Salatu him hace
I usually kind of preferred to stand up and be able to talk, it's just a little more engaging that way, but shala this way, I'll just be a little more comfortable, which means I'll probably go a bit longer, so you have to be a bit more patient with me.
I wanted to talk about today, the topic. The title of the lecture today is who assure leads to success.
And I'll explain exactly what this means but to understand we typically relate who sure when you hear the word, what's the first thing that pops into your mind, Salah, you think of prayer, you think of Salah. So where does successfully enter into the equation? So inshallah I'll be making that connection. And I'll be explaining this lecture will basically explain how he sure has anything to do with success.
The very first thing we're all start off is right at the top success.
Success is something that when you say the word success when we all just picture the word success in our minds, you try to visualize success.
Everyone in today's world draws up some type of a different mental image. For some people, it might be a mansion. For somebody, it might be a nice fancy car. For somebody, it might be a private jet or a yacht or a lot of water.
For a lot of the youth, the youngsters over here, they figure if once you get your name on the back of a jersey that success, you get a shoe named after you, maybe that's success. So everyone has a mental image or some type of a perception of what is success.
So to understand what is the reality of success because as Muslims, our frame of reference, our, our resource where we reference to is the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, our Deen tells us what is going to be success. So the first thing to realize is that we're all in search of this success. Nobody sits there, nobody goes out in the morning to work, nobody enrolls into school, nobody starts a job saying that I want to be a failure at this. We're always looking for success for some type of success in some level or another. in some capacity or another. We're always looking for some element or some level of success. That's everyone's looking for that. So to
understand what is truly success, and Allah subhanaw taala addresses this in the Quran. First understand what the word itself means. It's a beautiful word in the Arabic language in the Quran, and this will also address some of the beauty of the Quran. The word that our last panel Allah uses in the Quran to describe success is fella,
But what's interesting about this word is linguistically this word also has to do with farming.
A farmer is also called for law.
He's a farmer. And you might be thinking, What does and we know like going to paradise going to generate success? What does that have to do with farming? There's no connection there.
This is the beauty of the Arabic language. This is the beauty of Allah speech.
That when a person wants to farm, he wants agriculture, he's trying to farm and grow something out of the ground. What does a person do first and foremost, he turns the soil, he readies the soil. So he turns it and in turning the soil, what's the objective there? Why do you have to turn the soil so that you can get the soil loose?
oxygen and sunlight and water can properly penetrate and mix up into it. And then you put the seed into it and then the results come from that the fruits come from that.
Similarly, the reason why Allah has referred to
success and use the word that has to do with farming is that the heart has to be opened up.
The heart has to be opened. It has to be penetrated.
and antiqua and Tila could,
all these qualities, they have to mix up inside of the heart, and from their come to proper actions. And from there the man grows of the person. And similarly, however much effort a person will put into his field, a farmer, depending on the effort that he invests into his land, according to that will be the result, right. So if you have a lazy farmer, who doesn't bother to check on his land and what's going on and he doesn't irrigate it, he doesn't turn the soil just lazy, you just put the seeds out grows, it grows, it doesn't. His result is turned out will be very different than the one who actually works, puts daily work six hours, eight hours a day, every morning at the break of
dawn, he's out there, slaving himself,
his turnout will be very different. Similarly, this is another connection of the word being used is that depending on the effort that you put into your deen, your eemaan your Amal, according to that will you get the results of it? So the results depend upon the amount of effort you put in. So this is why I use this beautiful word of Allah
So let's find out which Allah in the Quran now going back to what I where I originally started from, we all want success, but Allah is saying that where can you find it? This elusive success where can you find it?
Where is it to be found? How can you achieve it? So for that Allah subhanaw taala. He says, Call the Africa help me know.
The believers they have success.
What's their quality?
alladhina homefree salata himcocid
Allah connected with Sala we'll get to the second part later, there's another ion sort of Hajj and this is kind of the beauty of the coherence of the Quran as well. That this Surah Al Hajj
the next surah right after Sultan Hodges surah number 22 is similar to Hajj surah number 23 is similar to the moon, the connection between the sutras how one surah segues into another sutra, how they connect is at the end of Surah Al Hajj, Allah says yeah are you Hi Latina Armando, this is an I have such
yeah you have Latina amen oh you who believe in can perform record
wants you to perform sujood wibu Robuchon, worship your Lord or enslave yourself to your Lord, what follows make sure that you do good law law comm so that you may
achieve success. You see that?
And then a lot at the end of the sutra then he says in the very last Ayah for Aki masala he says established Allah will add to Sokka and give the Sokka and then the minute it starts with
me Luna Latino, Latina Latina whom Lisa catify alone you see the connection there. Allah ended one surah with the talk of Santa nzqa and then started the next row with the talk of sola Anza. Just a little brief example of the beauty of the Quran. And this is the beauty of Allah speech. So Allah says that,
praise Allah basically if you want to summarize it, do recall or do sujood so perform Salah while I like him so that you may maybe, hopefully you'll achieve success. So Allah linked success with what would follow.
So remember where we started out all of us are looking for success. The whole humanity is even believers. So Allah speaks to us the believers
that you want success first,
in the very first, the very first thing you need to do is turn your attention towards Allah. Focus on your Salah.
Now just wanted to talk about Salah a little
How does the last panel Allah describes Salah in the Quran?
How does Allah describes Allah in the Quran? And how does he talk about Salah How does he describe the Salah of different people in the Quran? So one of the ways that Allah describes Salah in the Quran and he talks about people performing Salah is what Alchemist Allah tala decree. Allah commanded musala Salah, established Salah stablished Salah for the sake of my remembrance,
Vicar What does that have to do with Salah we understand we do the vicar in the Salah, but what this How is solid the code itself is very interesting. See this is we if we just took a closer look sometimes at these ayat we hear and we read and we recite and
We know and we memorize, we took a closer look, we'd find so many lessons in it. Everything connects, everything would piece itself together. It would. It's it's, it's literally it increases your EMA just reading it, understanding it, talking about it realizing it.
So Allah says, What is one of the qualities of things you can do at all times.
There's no restrictions to it right? You can do it at any time. It's a constant part of your life. And there's no restrictions to it like song. You can do some other time but there's a time there's a frame of the day where you can do it.
And the song of Ramadan once a year, Hajj once a year, I'm at all one place in the world.
Zakah is limited you take it out once a year and you give it to in a limited scope to a limited to a restricted group of people. But the kid is very open ended.
A lot likens Salah to the kid and he describes it as wicked because Allah has the same quality. You know that I am in Surah Surah Allah Emraan where Allah says Allah vnaf, Karuna la ha the people who remember Allah, the man standing up work we're all done sitting down while as you know became an under laying down
for just a rough translation so everyone can line down.
We never made the connection. We just started talking about just saying Subhana Allah, Allah Allahu Akbar. Sure that's included in it. But even look at Salah. How did we just pray Salah standing up right? We still pray to Allah standing up kiama
maybe I see a couple of chairs here if there was someone elderly in the audience in the in the congregation in the gym or in the masjid and elderly brother was with us. Or if somebody was ill or sick or broke their leg or something like that. How would they be bringing Salah sitting down Garuda.
What happens if somebody has been admitted into the hospital?
Somebody in the hospital somebody had a stroke. Somebody has been paralyzed. And they're in bed and they've been told for two months you can't get out of bed? Does he still perform solara? No. Let's see does how does he perform Salah while Arjuna became leyenda Salah is included in this.
The beauty of Salah
Salah is constantly a way you turn to Allah and you speak to Allah and you communicate with Allah, you become closer with Allah.
It links the slave with the master. It's linked to creation with its creator. That's what's alive.
So Allah is saying you want success.
The strongest possibility of you finding success to start out is connect yourself with Salah be regular about yourself, focus on yourself.
discipline yourself with your Salah.
Your Salah is what you need to turn to. And then
another thing they say that some of them are facility in something beautiful that they've explained. Salalah describes it a vicar because this is the beauty of it. Allah has distributed our Salah throughout the day.
Somebody even asked this question one time to even me and it just naturally comes as the answer. Instead of praying, maybe you know fudger if you just take a look at it, the bare minimum, the minimum amount of what you have to do, then what's the bare minimum? I mean, fudge, have you done within 10 minutes? Right? For 1012 minutes? 15 minutes? Awesome. 10 minutes? 10 minutes, maybe 15 minutes? That's it, you're done. Right? 10 1010 1010 minutes. So yes, wouldn't it be better? Wouldn't it allow you to, you know, they say you get in the zone. When you start doing something, if you try to study at five you have you have a test. And if you tried to study for that test, and you
knew you had to commit one hour of study, one hour of sitting down and studying your for your exams.
What would be the better tactic of study would be to just take out one time during the day, free up a whole hour, an hour and a half and sit down and just study or would it be better to study for 1010 minutes, five times in the day.
It'd be better to just sit down at one time because it would take you a few minutes, maybe 510 minutes to just kind of clear your mind. Get rid of any distractions turn off your cell phone, just kind of get just get in the zone. cut yourself off from everything so you can concentrate
and then about five minutes before you're over because you know I have to stop at 10 o'clock or whatever the time is about five minutes before that naturally you just start kind of saying Alright, I think it's about time to go you start packing up and so it's better just concentrated.
So somebody asked one time somebody asked me that. Why do you Why do in Islam we pray Salah 10 minutes 10 minutes, 10 minutes, 10 minutes.
As a bare minimum, I'm saying, of course, it's better to do it longer. And we have the example of Rasulullah sallallahu. He said, I'm investing much, much more time and energy in the Sahaba and all the neon of the pious the scholars and the great examples we have throughout our history. But I'm saying as a bare minimum, why?
Because the objective of it isn't to just bolt it all together into one time. The objective is to remain constantly in the remembrance of Allah Vicar.
So when you pray, fudger
you go to work in the morning and right when you start getting really into your work and everything, lunchtime comes in, what's the first thing that starts coming to your mind? What's the first thing that starts to kind of just you you, you start to become aware and conscious of it.
I need to make some time I need to pray motherhood.
And then you pray you're
not a couple of hours of passion. You're already worried about your awesome
Same thing with marketing. You get done with marketing. Maybe you just went home and you sat down to eat and you got into a little conversation over dinner with your family members. And before you realize that, Oh, I'm gonna miss a shot in the machine. I better run.
Oh, hurry up, hurry up. constantly keeping you engaged. You're constantly busy with Salah.
And that's where also la salatu salam said Raja lukaku, whom Allah Campbell Masjid. His heart is always tied to the mercy of that person will find a place in the shade on the Day of Judgment.
And that's colossal Allison's interval sala de Sala
waiting for the next Salah counts for you as if you are praying solid during that time.
So this is the objective here. It keeps you busy throughout the whole day. You even going even when you're going to sleep at night, you had a long day. Then you went home and you had to tie up a few loose ends and you had to finish some paperwork and answer a few emails and you had to do everything. Clean up something around the house. And it's like 11 o'clock nine, you're like awesome. It's so late. I better go to sleep. And as soon as you start to lay down your bed to go to sleep, say Oh, wait, let me set my alarm for six in the morning. It's keeping you busy. Even when you're going to sleep. It's concerning you. This is a beauty of salon.
And another thing they point out is look at the system that was created in the world. It's nighttime here right?
But in another part of the world, it's daytime.
We're praying a shine they were praying fudges somewhere somewhere else. They're praying the whole summer right now they're praying us somewhere right now they're praying Muslim somewhere right now they're praying Asia, it's at all times somebody performing Salah on this earth at all times. There's a lot going on somewhere.
Okay Miss Allah politically. This is Allah This is the beauty of Salah.
So, in the ayah so this is the victory it keeps you conscious it keeps you awake, it keeps you busy engaged. But how does Allah describe look at the comparison now the beautiful comparison in the Quran? When Allah describes this a lot of the mafia teen people who don't have human in their hearts.
What does Allah say? With Camila Salat amaco Salah when they send them for Salah they send a Blasi Aladdin the chef does recited a Latina woman Salatin
completely oblivious, lazy, unaware thinking of 10 different things. This is their solar.
Well, I guess guru una ilaha illa kalila they don't remember Allah but except a little bit.
So a blessing established Allah the man, the man of a believer should demand him should challenge him should make him
remember Allah be conscious of Allah be aware of Allah, his selection be alive.
And on the other hand, when a person's heart is devoid of any man, then his Salah is like that it's lazy. And he doesn't remember Alexa for a little you know what that little is even.
Even that facility right the little
is whatever they have to say out loud.
And what's most of the Salah most of what you say in the Salah is silent, it's quiet. Everything is quiet, especially if you're praying congregation you're quiet the whole time. When you say I mean then you're saying out loud. So let's say I mean with everybody just because I'm standing in, in the middle of everyone, I'm not going to be the odd one out, or when I have to say Allahu Akbar or whatever it might be just the bare minimum they do just to show that there brings a lot your own innocence. They're showing off
your own illness, a Latina woman Salatu himself Latina whom you are on, then they show it off to other people.
And this also look at this beauty of the beauty of this. When did Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam tell us about praying Salah or worshiping Allah and Tabitha locka and Nikita inlanta counteroffer in the Yurok, worship Allah Allah you can see him and if you can't reach that, then at least praise Allah in a matter
Or in a way that you know Allah is watching you.
And these people praise Allah to show other people conscious of the fact that everyone's looking at me I better pray properly.
But the prophet SAW Selim is saying Allah is watching you, they neglect, they ignore. They're not aware of Allah watching them. But they're they're worried and concerned about everybody else watching them pray. This is what happens when the man is not their allies watching them.
Allah, their Creator, their Lord, their sustainer
who sees all who knows all who hears all
he is watching them but they're completely oblivious to this.
And what concerns him is Who else is watching me here?
Everybody else is watching. I better be careful. I should be careful and the profits a lot he said them again the Quran we see the condemnation of some these people that Allah says ruin destruction. Doom is for these people and the prophets a lot a cinema as well. He's condemned these people. And he said that the Aqua forma for Aleikum, Aqua Maha Polycom The thing that I fear the most upon you is a shirt Kulasekara. My new shirt.
what is this? Explain it to us.
So the profits a lot SLM said earlier is to show off to people. Yoku Allahu taala Yama Yama either just about the br Mali him. When Allah is recompensing his slaves for what they've done in this world on the Day of Judgment, He will say to them, is when Allah Dena contura dunya go to those people that you were showing off to that you were concerned about them watching you? What are they gonna say? What is he gonna say? He's looking they're looking?
What about this? What about him? What about them, go to them and seek your reward from them from the royalty do not go see if they have anything for you today. You were worried about them. I was watching you but that never concerned you. You concerned about them. So now go to them see what they have.
And the the person who is to show off to people who did it just for displaying to people, his actions, his piety, whatever else his objective was, his agenda was his goal. His objective was, it will be called out to that person on the Day of Judgment, yada yada yada.
He'll be called the criminal.
He'll be called some deceitful.
He'll be called a show off
the llama Look, your actions are all gone. How about a joke, your rewards are wasted. For who's andraka mancanza tamela go take your reward for who who used to do this. And a lot of talks about this in the Quran. It's in the context of about spending in the path of Allah about sadaqa but it we it still teaches us a lesson galletti Yoon Allahu Allah says like the person look at the person you in fifth mela who he spends his wealth, realness but he doesn't show off to people.
When are you miserable? Ah, Julio Mala. He's not concerned with Allah watching. He's not concerned about the day of judgment and answering to Allah for metha Luca method is often Allah says his example is like that of a real shiny slick rock.
Like a real shiny slick rocks, rock that's very slick, smooth, it's slippery, almost.
For method, Luca method is so fun and allow him to rob there's some dust, there's some dirt on it for us lava who have been so imagine if there's like some marble stones outside something that's very shiny, something that's kind of slick, very smooth, polished, there's some polished stones outside, and a bunch of dirt collects on them. What happens when it rains really, really hard? What happens to that dirt washes off right? It's nice and shiny and clean. It's like it was never even there.
So let's uh similarly, photographer who's salda, when it rains real heavily and leaves it clean and shiny, like they do knowledge a marketable and they have nothing to show so their example is the same, their actions, their supply everything they're doing, for the sake of showing off to people completely oblivious and he lists to Allah. Their actions are just like dirt collecting on these shiny stones on these smooth surfaces, it rains really hard. In this way Allah swift judgment will come and they'll have nothing left to show for themselves. All their effort was in vain. Everything they did, was has gone useless.
So this is Salah, and we were talking about the different comparisons of Salah, the different qualities of Salah. So now
Allah subhanaw taala addresses in the Quran
that I just don't want Salah from you. What kind of Salam do I want from you.
I live in a home field for Allah.
To him, harsh your own.
I want you mindful, fearful, humble, filled with all overtaken by the awareness of Allah in your salon. And I want to talk about this word for sure what this is word really mean. And again this will get into the beauty of the Quran.
In the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala in relation to fear.
Allah has used about 12 or 13 different types of words. And each word has its small details and nuances and beauty to it. It implies different different aspects of what the reaction fear causes in a person, or what fear makes a person do. I'll just talk about a couple of them to show you to illustrate this. One of the words that we see in the Quran hoath
who's have a lot to have when Moosa staff turned into a steak with a snake, what did Allah subhanaw taala tell him? Huda grabbed the snake. Well, that's a huff and don't be afraid.
I know Leah, Allahu, Allahu Allah him, they have no fear upon them. But the word hope just doesn't mean fear.
Just doesn't mean fear. And this is why sometimes we do a disservice to ourselves, when we just read these brief summarize rough type of translations, whether it's of the Quran or what we read in the Salah. It really doesn't give us the full impact of what the Salah is giving to us or what the Quran is delivering to us. You miss out on something like this a lost in translation, you lose something in translation. So Allah says, Allah, Allah Allah Allah Whoa, finale. So what does this word hope exactly mean? It means the fear of something that is to come.
It means a fear of something that is unknown at this time. And it lies in the future. So when Moosa
was when I was telling him he would have grabbed this snake, he's thinking, I'll go ahead and grab it. But what if the snake What if? See, it's a possibility in the future? What if the snake bites me What then? So it's a fear of what might possibly lie in the future. So let's have the latter half don't worry about that. Scenario zero, Tallulah sanitary do I see this scene in the Arabic language is seen as for Mustafa. So it's teaching us the meaning of this word that in the near future, we will return it back to its original form. So Allah teaches us the meaning of this word in desire.
That that's in the future.
Allah in the only Allah, people that are near and dear to Allah, the friends of Allah,
La hoven, Allah him, there's no fear upon them. No fear about what? What lies in the hereafter? What will occur with me in my grave? What will happen to me on the day of judgment? How will I fare when the deeds are being weighed? Will I be walking through the gates of general or the gates of hell? law, hopefully, they don't have to worry about that. We've taken care of it.
We've taken care of it. What a comfy Amata Shahe unfishable Welcome. fiammetta down Newsela Minerva, Allah says I promised in paradise in general.
So hope implies the fear is something that's in the near future,
something some possibility of harm, and fearing that harm, or being apprehensive of that harm, and it's in the near future. Another word that ally uses in the Quran is Harsha Kasha, the root of caution and yeah,
this implies that your heart, the heart of a person becomes overcome becomes filled with all
it is filled with all of something that is mighty and majestic, and great.
So the heart becomes filled, filled with all the heart is overcome with all of something that is great and majestic. And that's why Allah uses it in relation to himself in the Maya shall la manera de la dama. That the true people of knowledge are the ones that their hearts are filled with Allah.
Now we come to the word for sure. How is this different and unique and this word itself? See this is what it is. This isn't just some some type of a, an Arabic language lesson. There's going to be a lesson in this. It opens your eyes to a whole to the true understanding of this. What was Allah trying to convey to me? What was the last final words Allah telling us this whole time that I didn't bother to learn and listen?
That the word who sure means
that such a fear or such, such an overcoming that a person feels a fear that a person feels that not only is in the heart, but it transcends to the entire body. The limbs become affected by it. The senses, meaning this whole person becomes in gold
Fear. This fear isn't just in his heart. He's not just feeling it psychologically or emotionally, he's also exhibiting the symptoms of it physically.
It's physically manifesting itself in this person with that type of fear is called hush, hush ah hoo Sure.
Who sure means that that fear has physically managed manifested itself on that person. And the evidence of this is in the Quran as well. Was that what does the last panel with Allah say? Harsha tenable sorrow?
Their eyes are lowered because of the fear of Allah, the eyes, so the eyes are being of Allah didn't just talk about the heart. He talks about the heart and talk Shaku that their hearts are overcome with fear. But he also says in the Quran harsher than other sorrow, their eyes, their vision, their gazes are lowered
due to the fear of
physical impact on the person.
Would you win yoma, even Harsha. Those faces on that day, the day of judgment will be exhibiting the symptoms of that fear you'll be you know, when Sometimes a person gets so stricken with fear. You like you say You look like you've seen a ghost.
That person's face has gone pale. He's shaking.
You don't want somebody that's harsh, that's for sure. That is physically manifesting itself on the person. It's showing physically on the person that is crucial. So now take into consideration the verse of the Quran. When Allah says, Allah, Allah to him, Hashem. Now we understand.
It wasn't some type of just you feel it on the inside and you're standing in salon like this.
gazing around the room,
checking your watch, or Hold on, let me straighten my watch out. There we go.
Oh, I left my button open. Let me adjust it.
No, that's not sure.
Doesn't matter what you're feeling on the hoof? Sure. is when physically you're impacted, overcome.
You can't move. It's like you're paralyzed. I'm standing before my Lord.
You're over your eyes.
Your voice is trembling. Your hands are tied. You dear. Don't move them. Your feet are just tight. here. There. It's impacting you. You're just naturally
and that's where the saliva Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam How was it?
Exactly like this.
hours and hours he would pray. feet would become swollen towards his feet would become swollen. He would we cry so much during his Salah, his chest. Even the place where he was praying would become wet.
Abu Bakr Siddiq, he wouldn't move. It was like a stick stuck in the ground.
Abdullah Abdullah bin Zubaydah the Allahumma. The story about him when Makkah, there was one place, there was a battle going on. And he was praying and a mortar, a shell literally hit the structure, the physical structure that he was spraying in
the building started to crumble and there's shards flying all over the place and people are yelling and screaming and he says
Well, that's a hobby taking keeping guard is being struck with one arrow after another
rip and pull written, just
throw it away. Do not move from there. He can't.
This is crucial.
This is crucial.
And this is what Allah subhanaw taala is telling us and a little bit about the virtue of kosher.
And then I'll get into talking about how disclosure is established.
How this crucial we can attain and achieve.
So a little bit about the virtue of crucial we understand Alice commanding us to do so but the benefit of it. Look at this once again the beauty of the Quran. Remember I told you in Surah Al Hajj, Allah subhanaw taala he talks about Salah. He commands the believers surah number 22 ayah number 77
surah number 22. And number 77.
Allah says oh you who believe, do record
and perform sujood
and worship your Lord or enslave yourself to your Lord and do good law Allah.
Allah, the word La Land the Arabic language means so that maybe it means Maybe it means hopefully.
Hopefully maybe lolicon to fly home so that maybe you'll get you'll become
Successful, maybe you'll become successful, maybe you'll achieve success.
That's what it means. And I one thing that I forgot to mention earlier, for that means not just to win, you have two routes, either I can lose, or I can win. That's just not fair. That's false. For law actually means to reach the pinnacles to reach the pinnacle of your ambitions and your accomplishments, whatever goals, your greatest ambitions, your greatest goals, to reach the height of it, that is Allah.
So Allah says, to reach the heights, the pinnacle of success, maybe you will, possibly you will. So doodle core, do sujood basically, perform salah and maybe hopefully, possibly, you will attain success.
But there was no mention of couture here, right? Allah simply commanded us to perform Salah. So unless telling us in this verse, If you praise Allah, maybe with kosher maybe without which you're not completely kosher in your Salah, then maybe you'll be successful. And maybe you won't.
But what does he say in the beginning of sort of the next era
of lateral movement on the Word of God? In the Arabic language means for sure. Definitely. Most definitely.
For sure. So Allah says For sure, and apply even sila tamale has keyed in it, even the past tense verb in the Arabic language, it has emphasis in it, it already does. It's built in. So unless is definitely for sure. The believers have attained success. Definitely for sure. What did Allah say in the previous ayah that when I talked about maybe you'll attain success if you perform Salaam here Allah saying definitely for sure, these people will become successful who alladhina houfy salata him, not just do they praise Allah, cos your own, but they pray what's crucial. This is a virtue of crucial. So in the ayah, where Allah tells us praise Allah, but he doesn't mention Kishore. He says
maybe you'll be successful, maybe you won't, hopefully you will be. But in the aisle where he mentioned, for sure, in the place where he mentioned score Sure, he says definitely, for sure, guaranteed, you will find success, that is a virtue of crucial, that is a blessing of crucial, who will bring definite guaranteed success to a person. And that leads me to the title of the talk what I said in the beginning, who should lead to success?
Who should lead to success? And that's something we never bothered to think about. Like I said, in the beginning, I keep thinking about success. And I keep thinking about a big bank account, and a good job. Or if my parents are busy than an MD after my name, right? I keep thinking of that as success. But alesund, who sure you want to guarantee of success? implement who Sure. And then Allah mentions many other attributes and qualities, but this is one of them.
So this is the importance of crucial. Now, a little bit about how to implement how to bring this crucial into our lives. How can we bring about this crucial? How?
It's a good question, right? You talk about and talk about and talk about it for 30 minutes, or 45 minutes, or however long. I always lose track of time, whenever I'm speaking, I never realized. But how to attain this crucial, fine, I understand it's important. Now how do I get it? How do I implement it?
So there's many, many different above, there's many, many different means of implementing this crucial
to basically summarize, there are some things
that can implement for sure, which require some type of a change in our lifestyle,
a change of lifestyle, different aspects of our life, different aspects of our lifestyle, how we live our lives, different parts of that different aspects of that can help implement, such as very easily very obviously,
committing lesson lessons, indulging in lessons would help contribute to the culture in the salon,
doing more good deeds, reciting more Koran on a daily basis, making the thicker of a law and more on a daily basis. This would all help implement the assurance.
There are certain things that we could do in the preparation of Salah that would help to implement who should and would help contribute to the shore in our Salah. Such as for instance,
when the time of Salah comes, I make sure that I listened to the other and I answered the call of the other and I recite the prayer that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam used to recite after hearing the other.
I use the seawalk before my Salah,
perform Moodle very, very properly. There's actually a hadith where the Prophet talks about this. for x and
the prophets Allah some says that they do the will do
In an excellent manner,
so to perform will do more properly.
So these steps in the preparation of sola would help contribute to the crusher in my Salah.
But then there are certain things that we can do, you could say educationally that would impact our horseshoe and would impact the actual Salah that we're praying. And that is to start learning to start understanding and once again, I don't mean in the form of a brief summarize rough type of translation, but in depth understanding what do we actually recite in the Salah? What do I say in the Salah? What does it mean? Just like right now I presented these examples. I didn't talk about more than a couple of verses. I basically the whole time I've been talking about two verses.
I am number 77, from Surah Al Hajj and verse number two from sort of to me No, that's all I've been talking about. But look how much depth there is. Look how many hidden gems there are, coverage beauty there is. So similarly, when whatever whatever Quran we might be reciting in the Salah will have this beauty
and will impact our Salah
because that was the objective, it should completely captivate me in golf me.
I should be completely and then who Sure.
In manage, it will then manifest itself in a way where I'm completely cut off from everything that's going around me. I literally don't even hear or see anything anymore. You know, when you when you might be watching something very interesting on the edge of your seat, or you're reading something very, very interesting that you've been waiting for a long time. You're reading it or you're watching it. And somebody is calling you NASA, NASA, NASA, NASA. Hey,
what what do you want? I've been calling you What's wrong with you said your name like five times you didn't answer was What do you say? I didn't even realize you were talking to me.
And he was he was calling out your name.
Because it captivated you. It has your attention. As
you'll become completely cut off from everything that's going on around you. You don't see anything. You don't hear anything. You don't think about anything. You don't literally even feel anything.
In one scholar was asked one time
about the mosquitoes or a fly doesn't bother you and your Salah.
So he said what if you were standing before the king, the king called you into his court?
The king, he called you into his court?
And you're standing there
in the court of the king.
And there's a fly. There's a mosquito. Did you start like
slapping your face? Start waving around in the sky? Did you do that? No, you wouldn't. You wouldn't do that. You'd be there. Just take it and you'd brag about it later. Oh man, you should see me today. I didn't flinch I didn't move a muscle. Yeah.
Well, last panel taller than the scholar explained to the person asking the question he's the king of kings
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You stand before him.
You standing before him? You Holic your Malik your rogic
the one you have to account to the one you have to answer to the one who created you who sustains you
and you're standing before him. And you can't have the level of respect that you would have for another human being who's a creation of Allah.
Think about that.
So this is for sure.
So anyways, I was talking about
one way, one surefire way one solid way to implement the harsher Bill Shorten your Salah is to learn in depth properly what you say what you recite the meaning of what you recite in the Salah, the meaning of what you have got that you utter in the Salah. Learn and I'll give you one example of that. I'll give you one example of an actual from the Salah. Something we all experience
and I'll explain it in detail stay with me.
What is the most noble part of a person's body?
The most noble part of a person's body?
Yeah, the face. The face is the most noble part of a person's body. So Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam has even prohibited
never striking the face. And that's why in the Quran it's mentioned
so many different places for him what Jacqueline de hanifa stablish your face for the sake of the deen of Allah
for only what you have, when we praise Allah, do we stand in the direction just turn our face towards law? No, we turn
We face the people are completely right, when we praise Allah. But when Allah commanded us to face the Qibla What did he say for our family? Well, how can I turn your face? Because the face is like the leader of the body, it's the most noble face part of the body, so are honored the face by mentioning the face and meaning the whole body. So in the Quran as well, it shows us faces the most noble part of a person's body. Would you mean Yama is a mosquito? barakato. Mr. Mishra, what would you who Yama is in La Habra, Tara ha ha Katara. That's why Allah says, the sign of
the sign of success and honor on the Day of Judgment for the believers, for the people that earned the pleasure of Allah will be that their faces will be illuminated, and shining and laughing and happy and smiling.
And the sign of disgrace and destruction for the people who earned the wrath and the anger of a long day of judgment is the fact that their faces will be hanging and sad and dark and depressed. So the face literally alleging that, that that's the honor of a human being.
Now when we praise Allah, and when we go into Jude, what do we do to this most noble, most honorable, most respected part of our body? What do we do to it and
we put it on the ground, where we walk with our feet, any doubt as to the feet being dirty? Now
with that same face, that's honorable, that's normal.
That Allah addresses us in the Quran. When he speaks to us about ourselves, he addresses us by totally talking about our face.
That normal part of the body, we put it down on the ground where we walk with our feet on the ground, we put it down.
Isn't that the lowest
place a person can be? Right? That's the lowest, most humiliating thing a person can do to himself right? To put his face on the ground? Is there anything more humiliating than that? If somebody was, let's say two people got in a fight and one wanted to humiliate the other, put his face on the ground.
So we do it to ourselves and we put ourselves down, and we do the most humiliating thing possible to ourselves, we put our face on the ground. But do what do we then say when we're in the suit?
So the HANA Robbie, Allah Allah,
we say Allah Subhana means a lot is free and above.
And above and beyond any type of shortcomings or any type of
shortcomings or faults lies above and beyond any type of shortcomings or faults, my Lord, Allah,
Allah literally means the most elevated the Most High. So when we are at the lowest point of Salah, both physically and even symbolically, physically, we're at the lowest point because you're literally your faces on the ground. And symbolically, it's the lowest point you can achieve. Because you've put the most noble honorable part of your body down on the ground, where your feet are.
At that time, we call Allah, Allah, Allah, we call him the most elevated the most time. Now when you think about this, it makes you think right now your suit is different. Now when you're saying Subhana, Allah Allah, you're saying, so I'm the lowest, and Allah is the highest.
I am the most humiliated. And Allah is the most respected and honorable
that impacted us.
So this is just one practical example. And there's dozens of examples like this. Dozens of things like this.
So this is one practical way to start implementing. And this is basically my advice to everyone here. start learning.
start learning in depth. Learn what we read in the Sala what we say in the Salah. Imagine you're standing there in your Salah,
and you're doing your work in your numbers from that day at the shop or at work. you're calculating the numbers, you're in this law. You know, you went home after a long day at work. It's getting close to accounting season. You got to start filing your taxes.
You're racking your brain all day long. You've been just staring at sheets of numbers and numbers and numbers. So you stand up for solaar and you're visualizing the sheets of numbers before you and you're doing your math.
And the Imam recites or you you yourself can recite yo Mulligan for malamala.
Think of the day on which your wealth would not help you even a bit.
Your help your your wealth will be of no aid no help to you.
Other than I need Malia like the person on the Day of Judgment, who receives his book of deeds in the left Daniels a Magana omnimedia my wealth and helped me anything. It didn't do anything for me right away. If you had studied, you had learned
You understood what you were reading right away would snap you back so Hello. I'm sending your accounting these meager numbers
and allies already telling me that on that day of judgment, your money won't be any good to you
and right away would snap you out of it.
Now what am I doing here my Salah I'm thinking about that same money
this this will occur in your salon This will bring about that
and this is basically what we're looking for this will help us achieve this unattainable for sure. So inshallah
and once we implement this Crusher, once we have this crusher in our Salah, then the other qualities of Salah will begin to impact us in the Fallout and how an infection you will Mancha.
salobre will stop you will prohibit you from indulging in shameless acts and committing sins. Well the solid that has for sure that has an impact that makes you God conscious, that makes you think of Allah, that Allah will do that to you. And then we'll see the benefits of the Salah to start to come. So May Allah subhanaw taala inshallah, give us the ability to start learning our Salah, to understand the Salah, and grant isaku and our Salah, which inshallah will lead us to the ultimate success success in this life and the success in the hereafter. Joseph Joseph malo Hayden, so I want to
start learning our Salah, to understand the Salah, and grant Yahushua and our Salah, which inshallah will lead us to the ultimate success success in this life and the success in the hereafter. Joseph Joseph malo Hayden. So I want to know