Seerah 068 – Al Isra Wal Miraj Part 8: The Aftermath
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So continuing inshallah with our series on the life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a certain number we're in the previous sessions.
So in the previous sessions, we've been talking about the miraculous journey of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. On the night of Alyssa will Mirage journey by night to Jerusalem and then the ascension above the heavens. In the previous session, we talked about the prophets, a lot of them reaching the point of Sidra to mentor her, the highest point possible for any of the creation of Allah subhanaw taala to reach and then the prophets a lot of these I'm going beyond their and prostrating falling into sujood before a lot of which Allah and they're being given the gift of Salah the gift of prayer. On his way back, of course, we talked about the conversation with
Musa alayhis salam and the prophets a lot is him going back multiple times until the prayer kept being decreased by 55555. until they finally reached the point of five prayers. And then the Prophet of Allah sallallahu Sallam said, I am happy, I'm pleased with the decree of my Lord. In our last panel, which Allah made the announcement that these are the five prayers that I have mandated, but they are still equal to 50. In their reward. After this, the prophets, a lot of them returned back and we talked about some of what he saw on his journey back from Jerusalem back to Makkah. When the prophets a lot of them arrives, the narration describes to us that he arrives there who Baila super,
very shortly before the fudger Time, and the prophets a lot he said on when he goes to the hot on there, he meets Abu Jahan, or rather Abu jealousies him and the narration described that the prophets a lot of them was immediately overcome by this very strong wave of emotion. I mean, he had just experienced, you know, one of the things I mentioned was, of course, Allah subhanaw taala is capable of making all of this happen in one night. But when you observe when you read when you study the journey of marriage in detail, the level of conversation, the level of detail, all the interactions, the profits, a lot of them had the bet, a good way to understand it is that it is
almost as if time froze during that time, and the profits a lot he said I'm only Allah subhanaw taala knows how long of a time that was equivalent to was the time equivalent to a number of days, while language Allah Allah, but in human time, it basically all occurred within one night between the time of Asia and budget. But because it was such a profound experience, the prophets a lot of them had received such spiritual resolve and motivation. And it was so overwhelming of an experience to meet the NBA alayhi wa sallam to interact with the angels to pray, not just had
the luck saw beta cadets, but to also then pray at bay to mount mood. And to then, you know, prostrate before las panatela, beyond the rotunda to take a tour of Paradise Jenna, to actually get a glimpse of the fire of hell, all these overwhelming experiences and it was very spiritually refreshing and nourishing for the prophets a lot he sent him who had recently experienced the passing of his wife, Khadija, the Allahu taala, and the passing the death of his uncle Abu Talib. And then the journey of thought if, but as soon as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam arrived back in Makkah, and he goes to the huddle, and he looks around him, and he sees a Buddha and all the
operation of Makkah, the reality sank in very quickly, that I'm back here in Mecca. And I'm back here amongst these people. And these people will not believe will not listen to a word I have to share with them. And so it's very overwhelming for the prophets a lot he sent him. A Buddha had seen him in the state and of course comes over and mockingly sarcastically and says what's wrong? And the prophets a lot, he suddenly explains to him what exactly transpired. He calls everyone their presence at the Kaaba, at the huddle. They all gathered around in the profits a lot he said and explained to them what he just explained to Abuja and they started clapping and laughing and mocking
the profits a lot he said, and
I talked about how much I'm gonna do.
You know, a supporter of the prophets a lot even though he was a disbeliever. But he was a supporter up till now, in the boycott in the Chava, Vitaly on winning wanted to
Come back into McMaster thought if he had supported the profits a lot, he said, Even he spoke very disrespectfully to the profits a lot he said on and that's when Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Allahu taala and who spoke up, and he says that I attest to everything this man says to be the truth. And that's when they started challenging and this is where we left off. So they said, you went to Masuda laksa and mushy Deluxe and the prophets, a lot of them said, Now I'm multiman. It says it takes us a month to go there and a month to come back. How could you go there and one night and make it back. So then a few people there had actually been to the Luxor so they said, describe it to us. Now, like I
mentioned the profits a lot. He said him, of course is the most intelligent human being that ever lived. So there was a lot that he just picked up, that there was a lot that he was able to retain. But of course he wasn't there setting the architecture of a machine to luxa. He was there in the company of all the prophets throughout time. So he started describing and then he started trailing off. And the Sahaba radi Allahu taala on him say we never saw the prophets, a lot of them at a loss of words. But because he's trying to define explain, you know, the design and the structure.
And then the narration says that Massoud luxa was put in front of the eyes of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And the Sahaba actually relate that the prophets Allah, you know, started describing it as if he was looking at it because he was looking at it. Then somebody piped in and they said, How many doors is modulex? I have and the Sahaba radi Allahu taala Adam say that the prophet SAW some started going like this 12345 like he was picking them out and counting them, because he was looking at it. He was he could visualize it. Allah subhanaw taala made that possible for him. And they started whispering amongst each other the people who had been there, you know, everybody else is looking to
them, like is this right? And then he started describing the doors. This door is on this side, it's this big. This door has this on it this door has that on it. And the other one, the ones who had actually been there, look at the others who are looking to them and they start whispering amongst each other, that he's absolutely like 100% correct.
And you have to also understand the dynamic, right? We're talking about a very, it's MCI is a big city in terms of that time.
But the profits a lot easier as a member of Quraysh. He's the grandson of Abu Talib. He's the nephew of Abu Talib his whole life. And everything he's ever done in his life everywhere he's ever gone in his life is well known to everybody there. They know for a fact he has never been to the laptop before this night. So how is it that he's describing it with such detail? This is where I basically left off now. They asked the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that what else did you see?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains to them wonder ation says that one of them actually asks the prophets, a lot of them that if you went to a mosque luxan came back. We have a caravan on the way did you pass by them? And the prophets, a lot of them said yes, I pass by them. I absolutely did. I saw them. So what did you see? And he says that he describes that they have one camel that had this sack that I explained last time that was hanging over the camel like you would have, you know the middle part of the sack and then it hangs on both sides. And it's very unique because half of that one side of the sack was black and the other side was white. So it was very
noticeable. From even the sky where I was training where I where I was traveling, and they look at each other and they say that's absolutely right. We do have that. Then the Prophet of Allah, Allah Salallahu alaihe salam says that attain to Allah or at benevolent benro hapa de la luna Katana Home Front Allah poofy tala Bihar front. Fantasia Illa de heiligen. Felicia be Amina Mahajan, right the Prophet of Allah Azza wa sallam then basically says that
I also passed by another one of your caravans that had lost a camel and they were running around looking for the camel, and I basically descended down and they had a pot full of water and I drank from that water.
So then what happens is that they asked, okay, how far is it? He says it was out of Ohio when I saw it last night. So they should be arriving here at any time. They should be getting here very, very soon.
You should they should be here in no time. So they say okay, we're no hurry. We don't have anything better to do. No one's going to move from here. We're not going to go from here until that caravan arrives back. You say they should be here. We'll wait for them and then we'll confirm everything you have to say. We'll ask them if they lost a camel. We'll see if they had a pot full of water that they were carrying with them. We'll find out.
So the narration says the Prophet
A lot of out there, all of the abou Jilin, the leaders of the Palais sat there. And the whole day went by and everybody just sat there and waited and waited and waited. And then eration describes that when the sunset time came close, like late, awesome time, what we would consider when that time came close the profits a lot of a sudden started to, you know, get a little worried. Where is this caravan if it doesn't come, they're gonna call me a liar.
And so the profits a lot of the sudden began to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala Oh, Allah helped me in this situation Don't make me look like a liar in front of them.
And the narration describes that the even the people there D described that, that time when the colors start to appear in the sky, when negative time becomes very close, and the colors appear in the sky, and usually what it's 1015 minutes and then the sunsets. They say very strangely, we've never experienced this before. But those colors in the sky lasted for a couple of hours.
And the Prophet of Allah ceylonese and told us a habit of the Allahu taala that Allah subhanaw taala is delayed the setting of the sun, because the habit at that time for these caravans was, if the sun was setting, then they would camp out wherever they weren't, they would not travel even if they were right, right outside the city. They were just in camp there. And the sunset was delayed very strangely, everyone was weirded out that hasn't the sun been like right there for like two hours. But the setting of the sun was delayed. And then next thing you know, they they're looking at horizon because they keep an eye on the sunlight. Why won't the sunset and then they see the caravan
And they all started looking at each other like what do we do now? The caravans here. So no problem go and ask them. And they go and they ask them that. Did you lose a camera in DC? Yeah, we lost the camera. How did you know we lost the camera? Who told you we lost the camera? Somebody get here before we did. Now everybody's here. Nobody that was with us is over here. We have we did a full count that count. We got everybody. How would you know that we lost a camel. And they all start looking at each other. And then they asked them Did you have a pot full of water? And he goes Yeah, actually we do. He said you know what's really interesting about that it's funny you bring up that
pot full of water. Because what I did was with the guy who was in charge of making sure that it was water for the caravan. He says I had just filled it up. And I had loaded it onto the camel. And then we all went out searching for this camel that we had lost. Then I thought that was lost. And when I came back, the water was less than what I had left it and I just figured that maybe the camel moved while I was gone and some of it had spilled out and the profits a lot of the assumption that was made. You're welcome. Right? And it was remarkable everyone was completely blown away. And that's when Allah subhana wa Taala revealed the ayat to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one Masha
Allah, Allah t Arena in Salinas,
Masha Allah, Allah t ri NACA that this vision in this experience, you mumble Hari Rama Allahu taala. When mentioning this ayah in the Tafseer of this ayah mumble hottie.
Allahu taala mentions that the word ruya here doesn't refer to a dream. Like the Quran says in the ER often mme, the Quranic word that is used for a dream. Typically in this type of a situation dreams of prophets is aluminum. But the word here ruya actually refers to everything the profits are the sum saw everything that he learned, but he has also in the meaning of like understanding something, learning something, realizing something. Well, Maya Angelou, Ella t ri NACA, that is this experience that we gave to you. We did not make it except as a fit enough for the people. A test for the people. This was serve as a filter for the people that are present that your time that when you
come back and you tell them this experience, this will filter and sort the people out you will see the people that will not believe no matter what happens, what transpires in what you tell them, they will not believe. And there are some that will hear this and it will only increase them in their faith and their emotion and their belief. And one of those people was of course of a bucket a syndicate of the Allahu taala I knew that as the prophets a lot of them kept mentioning, you know, fact after fact, after fact, even before it was confirmed that while he was even telling them all of these details, Abubakar Siddique rhodiola, which Alanna was sitting there and he kept saying so Dr.
Rasulullah So Dr. rasulillah, so Dr. Yasuda Law and the Prophets a lot of these him turned him and he says antacid dear You are the truthful and actionable by Casa de radi Allahu talana was given this title of acidic
and this basically concludes the the story of Elisa will
Raj. Now there's a couple of details I want to mention here. And then I want to mention the immediate aftermath of a celebrity Mirage tonight, because it's very important and it's very relevant to us and for us. So a couple of details that I wanted to mention that I alluded to a little bit earlier, when we started setting a list of our Mirage is that there's a there's quite a bit of discussion amongst the scholars about or rather, I should say there's, there's some discussion among some of the scholars about the night of LSR will Mirage and some of the specific details. These are there is a majority overwhelming majority position and opinion, let me explain to
you what that is. That opinion is that there were two parts to this journey. serraj will Mirage, the journey by night from Mecca to Jerusalem and the ascension of the heavens, both portions of the journey occurred on the same night. This is the majority position of the lemma. husana was a man that the both parts of the journey occurred on the same night number one. Number two, both parts of these journey were a physical journey. The prophets Alexander took, while of course, being mentally spiritually aware and conscious. But this was also a physical journey that the prophets a lot of them took. And both of them occurred on one night. This is the majority position, there are a few
minority opinions, but those are extremely shy, which is basically the Arabic technical word for something being such an obscure opinion that it really holds no weight or no value in the Islamic discourse. And some of those opinions are that there are two parts to this journey Alyssa will mirage. And some scholars hold a position that is wrong, going to Jerusalem and coming back to place on one night. And then Mirage going from Mecca, straight up into the heavens took place on another night. But that's a minority position not accepted by the majority of scholars. Number two, an extremely small minority has also held the position that the journey from Makkah to Jerusalem
was a physical journey. But the journey from Jerusalem up into the heavens elmia Raj, that was more of just a spiritual journey that was taken that his consciousness and his his heart basically, it was a spiritual journey, like his soul to his journey. But his body stayed there at the place of Jerusalem. This is not accepted by the vessel overwhelming majority of the scholars of this oma. And then of course, there is an extremely small minority that is also in the extreme group that held such beliefs that actually took them outside of the realm of Islam, that the mortality law in such groups that over rationalized every aspect of the religion, I author of the Quran, the Hadith of the
Prophet cism, anything that did not make sense to them, and their rationale and logic, they just denounced it, or they said it's an allegory for something else. They were of the opinion in position that this entire journey Alyssa will Mirage was just a dream that the profits a lot of them had. And of course, again, that's not a reliable position, according to the vast overwhelming majority of this Oman 99.99%, that the Amazon or Walmart doesn't give any credence to that particular position. These were just a few details I wanted to kind of elaborate on. Now let's talk about the immediate aftermath. So the first day after the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam returns back
the first day that the prophets allowed him returns back from the journey of our marriage. Of course, it takes the whole dialogue with grace takes place. But there now whether this happened on that same exact day in the province of some would just excuse himself, or this happened The following day, there's a difference of opinion it's a different historical account. But a day the next day afterwards or a day after the Prophet syllabi, some returned back from this journey of Alissa holding me Raj, at the time of zool. zool is the peak of the Sun what's called the zenith. It's the sun when it reaches its peak at the time of Zohan gibreel alehissalaam comes to the profits
a lot, he says and he tells him to gather the believers. And they go to the bottom to the GABA. And the profits illusion brings a group of believers with him gibreel alayhis salam explains to the prophets, a lot of them that we are going to pray now those five, five prayers that Allah subhanaw taala obligated upon you and your mama, I'm going to give you a crash course on those Salawat
and basically what is required in terms of them. Now, before we even go here, what we need to talk about is what was the Salah that was already present before this.
There are different there are different opinions, there is a majority position of minority position, the majority position of the scholars based off of a lot of narrations from the Sahaba. The Allahu taala on him is that the prophets a lot of him used to pray regularly before this, of course, that's an established fact that the fact that he used to pray but the majority position is before
This journey of LSR will mirage. Whenever the prophets a lot of him would pray you would pray in units of two rakatan rakatan, which is called a shefa. All right units of two pairs, he would just pray to god he would do the same then you would pray to god he would do to sleep. So no matter how many gods he prayed in total, he used to pray and only units of two there were no threes. There were no fours. a minority of positioner scholars said no the prophets along the same would also pray for before they said I wouldn't manage but the reliable position is that he used to pray to
now Djibouti that he Salam comes to the prophets a lot of the process and gathers that believers do you believe Allison and tells him that command they used to pray in congregation and group even before this. So they were familiar with the format, but they end up in a line
Jubilee rally, Sam tells the prophets a lot of them you will be leading them. But I will be leading you in prayer so that I can demonstrate for you what exactly a las panatela you know, has ordained in terms of the prayers.
The Prophet God and Elisa began to pray the Prophet system was sending to the next of him like if two people pray together, Jamaica, they stand next to one another. The prophets of Salaam was standing next to Djibouti rallies around and there was a row of believers that were praying behind the Prophet system because they can't see God loudly for them. But that was instructed, by the way from this, this is a very unorthodox method of prayer, right? It's like having two moms and then having a congregation.
This is part of the evidence into the lien. This is the evidence for if we are if we are teaching people to pray, and you create a little bit of an unorthodox, you know, structure or layout of the prayer in order to teach people, whether they be children or converts or whatever the case may be. If it is done to alley manliness, if it is being done to educate people, then the prayer can be offered in a more north or unorthodox format. Let me give you an example. A lot of times in an after school program or on the weekend school in the masjid, sometimes they'll have one, you know, one of the students stand up and lead all the other students in the prayer and talisman for the education
of the children. The student that is leading the prayer will recite everything in the prayer out loud. You might have seen the children do that sometimes. So when he goes into the court, Allahu Akbar, he sings Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Allah in he's saying that out loud. A lot of times we see that and we're like, Oh, brother, like, you know, your what, what is he doing? You know, is he's not he's performing prayer wrongly. And honestly, sometimes people come to me with these questions like, is this permissible or not? This is the evidence. This is a proof of the fact that if you're doing it to educate people, just to teach them because they don't know. So if you
have a friend, if you if somebody has recently taken their Shahada, or maybe never prayed in their life, they're just learning how to pray for the first time in their life. And you have them sit next to you and recite everything out loud, to hear to lillahi wa Salatu reciting everything I love so they can listen to it and start to pick it up. Then you're doing it for the purposes of Tallinn and this is permissible. So anyways, getting back to the narration, the Sahaba are standing the process I'm standing in front of them and the next image you read Ali Salam gibril, ali Salaam is leading Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the prayer
and they pray. They start with vote as soon as there's a while begins. They pray Lord, and so the narration actually describes unmanageably some unmanageability followed by salani salaam, Amani gibreel in debate. Oh, we're in the Bible Bates, near the door of the Kaaba murderer attain to two days in a row GB de la de Sonam led me in prayer. day number one for some labia Luna Hina, Salah tea shops, were cannot rush Iraq. The first day gibreel Ali Salaam led me in prayer. As soon as the sun started, it's declined from its peak, which is which you which I'm going to simplify it in terms, which is what we will call the beginning time of lower. So the runtime of the hot let's just say
it's like 117 right? At that time. That's when God now the sun led me and Thor and I prayed and the believers they prayed behind me. Then we all disperse. We went about our business in Djibouti. They called me back. Well, son Nabil Al Asad Hina sada the local cache in mithila. Who then he we reassembled when the shade of everything was equal to one length of the thing. So for instance, this microphone when the shade of the microphone was equal to its length, the whole time is done also time has started. Then we reassembled in Gibney Dolly Sam led me and answer prayer photocard forums over for an asset here
will suddenly be a model the behavior of data saw him and the profits he loves him remembers the time by saying that he then we reassembled and he
led me in prayer and I led the believers in Mega prayer at the time when a fasting person would break their fast which proves that optionally they used to fast before this as well known Ramadan it wasn't Ramadan at that time, but they used to optionally fast at that time and some even mentioned that the festival oshun Ah, we're already obligatory mandatory that time even though some of the scholars say no they those also became mandatory once they made the migration to Medina but nevertheless they used to fast from time to time so the Prophet system says when the sunset when the fasting person will break their fast he led me in prayer will suddenly be at Isha haina acaba shut
up and then as soon as the faint little bit of you know, light in the horizon was completely gone. These are the natural markers of the times of prayer, we can actually observe a lot of them because of all the pollution and lights and everything that we have. We're not able to really observe a lot of them you know, it's it's maybe it's a beneficial experience sometimes drive out to the middle of nowhere like Oklahoma and you know, maybe kind of experience that practices and inshallah all right and so when it became fully dark in the stars became apparent. Then we reassembled and he led me in a shot so mother B led me in three he led me in for for it.
Then the profit of a loss of love, Sam says was suddenly I began fudger. Then the next morning we reassembled, and he led me in the fudger prayer Hina huddle matar, amo sha Allah saw him at the time when eating and drinking would become impermissible for a fasting person, which is the time of fudger the break of dawn at the beginning time of fudger. He led me in prayer, these are five tuukka these are five kilowatt,
but then the prophets a lot of Islam says it was not over for the mechanical HUD. Then the next day, salave'a Google Hina, Canada, Lou mithila, who
then the profits, a lot of them says he led me in thorough prayer, when the shade of everything was close to being equal to its size, which in simple language is what we would call what the end time of like he led me in prayer five minutes before officer started. I'll explain the wisdom in this. And then he says, what he loves gowalk teleserye bill amps, or was Celebi Al Asad Hina Hina Kana lilu. Miss Leahy. Then he led me and answer prayer when this when the shade of everything was twice its size, which is what we would call the towards the end of the time of awesome not absolutely the time because it promises I'm in another nation has told us that praying once you know the sun has
started to set and the sky has turned like yellow at that time. Also, if he he cut off the prophets, a lot of them said that that is that is not good to delay author till that time, that takes away the reward of the prayer. So when the shade of everything was double its size. So it's later in the author prayer right before this guy starts to really change its colors. Then he led me in prayer that time, which is what we would call towards the end of the time of Awesome. Well, some that'd be a Muslim haina I saw him but he led mockery about the same exact time as soon as the sunset when a fasting person would break their fast he led me in another prayer Muslim no second time, same time
we'll talk about this. Well Celebi, Alicia de la solusi Leyland away, and he led me in the a short prayer. When a third of the night had passed. A third of the night had passed. All right, which for us would be around this time of the year would maybe be around like, you know 1130 maybe at the maximum 12 o'clock. At that time, he led me in a sharp prayer at midnight. All right, again, that's not there's a difference of opinion about whether that is the end time of Asia or not. But he definitely led me in a shot at a very, very late time. And then the prophets a lot he said um, says what's the labial budget for us photo. And then he led me in fudger prayer the next morning again.
But this time he led me into fudger prayer. Once it had started to get a little bit brighter outside this not the sun rising but has started to get a little bit brighter, which basically the way to figure out the time of this is far as if you take the time of budget from the break of dawn until the sun begins rising. And if you cut that time in half, he led me at that half time point. He led me in shell out to the budget at that particular point. And then he said the profits allowed himself to multifactor then he turned towards me after we finished selected further for fall. Yeah Mohamed has worked on MBA him in public while work to my baina having
yeah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is the time of the prayers of the prophets before you. These are the times of the prayers of the prophets before you will walk
Albania has been and I led you on two days. In a in the case of four different prayers, not marketing, but four different prayers, I led you at two different times to let you know that is the window of Salah that is the timeframe of Salah that is a window of opportunity in terms of each prayer for the heart, when the when the sun begins is declined till the shade of everything is equal to its length. The time of answer from women is equal to the length one size of its length the shade to when it is twice its size mcgarrybowen the same time and the fact that the benefit of this lesson from this is motive must be paid immediately the time of monitor is immediate. And that is
emphasized through the practice of Rasul Allah has a lot of wisdom and through the instruction of gibreel Ali Salaam which is coming directly from Allah, the time of a shot from when it becomes completely dark outside until when a third of the night has passed, and then selected fudge it from the break of dawn.
Till when the light starts to appear outside, that is the window for praying select and fudge it. And this is basically
what occurred on that next day. And the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam performed the prayer in this particular form and taught it to the oma. And this is the moment from on forward that the five times daily prayer was ordained. I told you about the narration of before the opinion that remember howdini mom Muslim Rahim Allahu taala and bring the hadith of eyeshadow the Allahu talana to revathy salam ala rasulillah salam, O Allah to divert Raka teeny, teeny hula Salatin filma in Aloha, attend Mahajan, Hubbard urbanna, aka Rafi Safari Allah for the 101 Raka Jain. inshallah the Allahu taala says, and this is Mustafa punani, that originally when the prayer was mandated problem
is solved with marriage before at least for our marriage, it was to to Lacan. And then when the Salah came, it came in its proper form from Allah, then it was three and marketed for for lohar for for all sudden, foreign Asia, it was made more complete, and that was the way that a local person or resident would pray, but then in Safari, it was cut back down to its original form of to for the ease and the gift from Allah subhanaw taala one of the things I forgot to mention in the narration is that even when we pray, we you probably will everybody here knows of course in sha Allah that in Salatin fudger when we pray, we recite out loud in both directions, right? fetal cotton in both the
units, the mom or you know, the man recites out loud in the hood and also he does not recite it out loud in mother him in the first two he recites out loud in the first we recite out loud, that is what he said, I'm dead. And that is then what the prophets a lot of them also did for the oma. And so that was also done on that day that the timings of the prayer were explained and elaborated upon and laid out then on that same exact day, which Raka author to be recited out loud in and which ricotta recited silently and was also demonstrated on that same exact day. So what we basically understand is this to take the takeaway message from this narration is two things I want to
emphasize. Number one is that at the conclusion of this unbelievable there are so many lessons in the story of Solomon Raj, one of the one of the great scholars who wrote the very, you know, detailed work of Sita soooooooooooooooo Dawa Rashad, Imam Mohammed bin use of Asahi ashaming, who's written a very detailed work on the life of the Prophet syllogism superglued our shot, he's written about 100 pages on just the firewall in the lessons, the reflections that we can take from the journey of the prophets, a lot of them on the night of this horrible marriage. It is a powerful experience from the life of the prophets. He loves him that we can learn so much from. And that's
why it's taken us almost 567 sessions to just complete this one event from the life of the prophets a lot of the time having said that, at the conclusion of it, what's the absolute conclusion of this unbelievable, profound experience? What's the conclusion of it?
Five times daily prayer. It all boils down to it all concludes with it all finally ends with the five Salawat Frederick Ohara samagra Basha
and that might unfortunately very unfortunately seem very anticlimactic to somebody.
But we have to see the beauty and the significance in that
and that's where there's that narration that some of the scholars have, you know, talked about the the some of the weakness of the isnaad but the scholars
I've said that several times. Now who the meaning of it is something that the scholars of this ummah have overwhelmingly established and confirmed. And in fact the scholars say that this narration comes through so many different it's not that it is strengthened to the point where we can accept it were the prophets a lot of them says a Salah to me Rajan min
Salaam prayer is the Mirage is the ascension is that profound spiritual experience rejuvenation for each and every single believer that if we want to have the experience that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had on the night of our marriage, we can achieve that same profound experience through the prayer through the Salawat
and so Salah is the conclusion Salah was the gift Salah was a message that was brought back Salah was a practical you know takeaway from this night Salah was was what was put into practice when this night concluded. It was it was prayer with Salah it was all building up to this particular point. And from that point on the profits, a lot of us have never needed another journey of our marriage. No matter how difficult the situation circumstance became, either has ababu fuzzer is Allah because from that point on whenever any situation arose in the life of the messenger of peace and blessings be upon him, he would immediately at once go to prayer. Prayer provided that same spiritual
rejuvenation, that same connection to Allah. That same relief,
that the journey of a disciple Mirage provided and we've been given that same opportunity. We can live that same experience, through our Salah through our prayer, by conversing with Allah by talking to Allah, even we talked about the night when the prophet SAW some reaches the highest point that any human being any creation of Allah. When the Prophet ism comes closer to Allah than any creation of a lot has ever gotten to Allah subhanaw taala he crosses beyond a simple Ratan Tata, no creation of a lot has ever crossed beyond. What does he do there he performs to Jude.
And that's why the prophets Allah Nizam says in an authentic narration uporabo Maya coonara mirabito. Sajid, the closest that the slave is to his Lord in His master is when he's Institute another narration, the prophets allottee. Some says that when a person does such that sujood their head is in the feet of Rama.
That is the experience of salon.
And we've been granted that powerful experience.
It is our job, it is our responsibility, it is upon us to really seize that opportunity
to really make the most of that.
And this, to some extent, to those who maybe have heard me speak on the topic before might kind of sound like, you know, a broken record. But I traveled for the last five years all throughout the US and even Canada and UK. You know, just talking about this topic, meaningful prayer was the name of the class but it was about this topic. Because we know Salah we know how to perform like the basic physical elements of the prayer, but there's that experience that's missing. And a lot of times it's due, it's a lack of quality is all it is. People talk about who sure that's exactly what it is. But people get intimidated by even the word who Sure, especially if you say with the Jews who are
imagined, like covered with something for sure, right, be scary. So it intimidates people, and people get scared. It's a lack of quality in the prayer. Well, what do you have to do to fix the quality you just have to apply yourself and Allah subhanaw taala has blessed everyone, every single person with the gifts with the talents with the abilities necessary to achieve quality in our prayers.
And what do we need to do? Step number one, one of the first things I emphasize is to first understand what is prayer? What does prayer mean to a person and this is what prayer needs to meet us. This is what it should mean to us. Number two is to learn how to pray that somebody might say brother I know how to pray. You stand sort of hottie Hana the pseudo coup, de
homme de la,
la la, la la la la, la la la, la, it's not a pretty brother. But when I when I say that learn how to pray, there's a there's a big piece of the puzzle that's missing. Do we understand what we're saying in the prayer? Do we comprehend what we're actually reading in the prayer? Some of us have been doing it for, you know, 25 years? 30 years, 40 years, 50 years of our lives? Do we understand what we're saying?
If somebody says No brother, I don't budge. I don't got
eight months to go learn Arabic at the Arabic program. I don't, I don't got it.
Well, that's the thing. We need focus.
inshallah, we'll all learn Arabic one day, but at the very least learn the meaning of what you're reading in the prayer. And that's something I've been able to teach in a class within one weekend.
All you have to do is go at the very least
pick up a book that's got the prayer in the translation of everything you read in prayer, just read through that, at least gain some level of comprehension about what you're reading. How much time would that take an hour, two hours,
That's the length of a football game. That's all you got to sacrifice one football game. And you'll know what you're saying in your prayer.
And the level of quality, the experience of prayer becomes this life changing life altering.
And then the second point that I wanted to make here, about quality in the prayer and achieving this experience, think about,
think about the arrangements that were made.
Think about the arrangements that were made, in order to teach us the times of the prayer gibreel, alayhis, Salam comes, leads the prophets, a lot of them in prayer for two days. It's a training exercise on the timing just to communicate to us not just the number of records. But more importantly, because the number of records can be explained in 60 seconds. The fraud to infringer, foreign God for an answer three, negative four Anisha, done 15 seconds. But one of the bigger parts of this whole equation was to teach us to elaborate to us to demonstrate for us, the timings of the prayer. And that's a big part of having quality in our prayer is to observe the time of the prayer.
That's a big takeaway lesson from this, that we have to become particular about the time of the prayer.
There's everyone's got a situation, everyone's got something going on. Somebody got word, somebody's got school, somebody's got kids, somebody's got this, somebody's got that. But that's where the effort and the struggle comes in. But when we still make the effort, when we still make the struggle, at least get five minutes on the side, to find a corner in the time of the prayer, the actual time of the burnout, that I'll just pray everything when I get back home at night, when I step aside for even five minutes, just pray my father, for the person who's not even praying, just step aside for five minutes and just pray your father, but paid on time.
You'll yourself experience and appreciate how profound of an experience it becomes how meaningful you're not just your prayer, but your day your life becomes how organized your schedule becomes.
How you long you look forward to that connection with the last panel atella you start checking your watch to see if is a time is it time is the time. You're long for that experience.
So the conclusion of the journey of Elisa, our Maharaja Salah prayer, well, that might seem very simple. It's unbelievably profound. And it's an experience that we all need to achieve that we all need to have, that we all need, and we require that we must have. And so that's if somebody is motivated by hearing about the journey of sorrow and Mirage, somebody is touched by this experience of the prophets, a lot of them some of these overwhelmed by learning about this, then implement that act on that live that same experience by performing Salah May Allah subhanaw taala grant saw the ability to pray, to pray with quality and May Allah subhanaw taala turn our Salah into an experience
and May Allah bless us all with Kishore in our prayer. So behind Allah He will be hungry he Suhana Colombia hamitic Mashallah, Illa illa Anta suffer Juana to be late from next week, inshallah, what we're going to talk about is it's it's all very, you know, it's not by coincidence, from next week on forward the next phase in the life of fossilized salami, Sam is he comes across these people who, who come and who actually listened to him from the small little farm town, called the
small group of people come and actually listen to him. And this was the beginnings of Medina. So we'll start talking about the unsought and the people of Medina. From next week in sha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all the ability to practice everything that was in her Samadhi comfortable