The Chapter on Facing The Qibla – Umdatul Ahkam 76
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You can to try to see, you know, the actions of local passengers have some actions of seduce them says I put, we're writing. And so that means that there are certain certain circumstances in which a person's life is in danger, or a person's honor is in danger, or your terms cases, some of the scholars I mentioned, either bonded or through somebody who's
you know, somebody who's, he's looking to escape something. But escape something like what, let's say, for example, you've just you live next to the coasts, you live on the coast, it's almost prayer time, but then what you hear you hear the tsunami warning. So the tsunami warning comes up, what do you have to do?
You can stop the break,
and stops, you're putting yourself again. And so even if you're writing, even in obligatory prayers, while you are, let's say you're living while you're escaping the danger, then you're allowed to pray even when you're driving, even when you're driving. So how do you do that, as long as you don't, you don't need to, like make Roku all the way because you need to look at the road. So you only you only need to signal with your, with your head up and down, up and down, just enough to signal it without compromising your, your view. And without you, you can still continue to pay attention. And it shows how important it is prayer that even in those cases you don't, you don't you know, you don't delay.
If the prayer time comes, it's a matter of time is coming. And you have to escape and sometimes people are escaping, escaping tsunamis, sometimes escaping floods, you know, the floods are coming, you have to You're being you're given a warning, it's quick, you have to leave quickly. Otherwise, you're going to be in danger. So you can pray in your car. Or sometimes there's, you know, those who are living close to a volcano, like the volcanoes erupting, and you know, you need to escape quickly. Or you need to escape anything that's connected to harm that is related to your life. So in this case, it's permissible, permissible to do so. Or if you leave your car, you might be able, if
you leave your car, or if you stop, there might be somebody who's maybe chasing you. Because of, you know, Allah, Allah knows best May Allah subhana, Allah protect us. But sometimes in times of war, You're escaping quickly, you have to go, you know, like, you have to leave, they tell you that, okay, you gotta leave this area, otherwise this area is going to be bombed. You can just like, oh, let me Yes, let me wait till I pray, no pray along the way, on the way on the way there. And you know, and sometimes yours. In our case, what happens in our case, there are certain times in, which is prayer time, that you're stuck in traffic, and you can leave your car, because you're on the
freeway, right? If you're not on the freeway, that's fine. But if you're on the freeway, even if you're, even if you're, the traffic is like bumper to bumper and you're barely moving, because sometimes there's a huge accident with almost the whole truck, the whole freeway is blocked. And you know what? You can't get out, because you can't get off the freeway, and you can't get out of your car. It's prayer time. What do you do, you have to pray? You can't just say, Okay, wait, a prayer time is over. You pray, whatever, in whatever situation, you're let's take, well, what if I can't make will do, you can make one more time or whatever you have in your car. What what with whatever
it is. And if you're,
if you're Shaffir, and belly, then you have dust and you're the bottom of your feet, you just tap the area, and Bismillah you know, wash your face, wash your face, your hands, Allahu Akbar, and you continue to pray, really, or sometimes a lot of us are, when we work on the road, or you're we're out, we're always on the road. And if it's time to pray, if the prayer time is about to end, you're stuck. But if you're able to get off the freeway, and find the place where you stop, you have to stop. You don't have an option to pray in your car, unless it's dangerous to do so. Because sometimes in certain areas, you know that if you pass a certain there are certain towns that you
know, they're not used to seeing Muslims. And if you go out, maybe your family, your wife or your you might be harmed as a result of it. So you can't leave you can't pray. And certainly you for one reason or another because your life is in danger, or your family's life is in danger. Or you're afraid that you know that some harm might come to you or somebody who's a who's who's after you. And so, in those cases, those circumstances, you just pray and whatever situation whatever case you have, but some people are always asking what if you know, especially in Seattle, it rains a lot. I don't want to
get wet. I don't want to get wet. If it rains a lot, you don't want to get wet. Find a place that you don't have to get wet. You can always find a place that has a little bit of cover. And you can always pray but sometimes we're afraid or we're lazy to do so. But if you're but Allah knows best what if, if you're in a situation where you can't or you can't? Allah knows. So you give your offer to hola Mustafa, can you do all that you humanly can to find a place where you can pray safely. And you can find a place where you can play safely, you can pull over sometimes it's sometimes it's our mind, we're like, we're afraid, right? Sometimes we're afraid, we're afraid, but there's no reason
to be afraid. Sometimes it is legitimate reasons. There are legitimate reasons, but sometimes, it's just the shaper. Just whispering you know, if you if you let's say for example, if you were to stop at a gas station, you know, and you pray between your car or you know, you have something to lay down between your car and whatever it is that you can do, you can put maybe park a little bit further, give yourself a little bit room and you can pray there, then you do so or you find another place that you can actually you know, stand up and pray and Inshallah, in this country, you're free to pray outside. You know, even if nobody's going to Inshallah, like, legally that's not you know,
it's, you're free to pray.
Of course, there are some you know, there might you might say, well, what if this might happen, or this may not happen? Well, during the time when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Companions, who of course, during the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray in the Kaaba used to pray that, you know, next to the Kaaba, in the shade of the Kaaba sometimes, and he would pray there and the people are there. And one time there was, you know, the Abuja, Abuja Hall was making a threat, he was making a threat. And he was threatening that, you know, if I, if I see Mohammed rubbing his face on
the ground again,
I am going to take this huge boulder. I'm going to smash his head with it. I see him doing that again. I'm gonna smash his head with it. And so the profit center lies and hears about it. Right? He hears about it, and the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam. Of course, as you know, in this situation, he's thinking
and what should you do? What should he do and this when they've, you know, this is this is a situation where there's a threat threat by Abuja, and he's threatening to, to
kill actually, you know, pretty much kill the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam. If he prays, and so, the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hears about this, but Allah subhanho wa Taala reveals in Surah, Allah Allah in at the end of surah Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada says, right Ella Jana, right Allah Dianna. Did you Did you see the one who tried to prevent Ramadan either Salah. So his servant when he tries when he prays, or it can Allah Buddha, did you know that he's upon guidance, Amara with taco like he doesn't, or orders towards kakwa Right incredible, whatever. And, and do you see that? Those have you seen if he denies and turns away? I mean, in other words,
tell me if he Abuja denies the truth in terms of Wait, what's going to happen? So, Allah, Allah, Allah does he not know that Allah subhana can see kala the LM Yenta he led us from the NASA Now see, I think the better and happier surely surely, Allah LM into here if he doesn't stop what he's doing, then that's fine I'm be now say we will take him by this forelock front of his head. Now see, I think the button hop Yeah, this is a sending sending nasiha that's lying failure your own idea and then let him call his buddies, his friends. And as people say that there is a ban Yeah, we will call as a ban Yeah, the angels can the prophets, Allah Subhan Allah says color to the messenger RNA level
there who do not obey him was good, that was good. Make sujood and, and bring yourself closer to Allah Subhana Allah so Allah Subhana Allah even without this threat, is coming towards the Messenger of Allah so Allah Allah, Allah, so Allah Subhana Allah promises to protect the prophets of Allah and so and then Abuja came with what he came with a big boulder. He was about to smash the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with this huge boulder because he had saved it up. So the next time I see him doing the same thing again, I'm coming. And so when he was approached the profit center line he was he dropped it, he threw it on the ground, and he will
His face was he was frightened and his face was full of fear and he ran away from the profits of a lot so he made some dude ran away. And then the people were looking at him and saying what? What is that? He said, Did you guys see that? During the day you guys see it was a huge camo about the attack me, but attack me. And then another narration was a huge pit between me and Mohammed in the pit of fire. And then the people are like, No, we didn't see all that you promised and the girls will say your chicken. You backed away, we didn't see anything, but Abuja Hassan. And the loss of Hanworth, Allah says, failure Drona dia, Santa Rosa Vania. And the messenger of allah sallallahu
sallam said, If he would have taken one more step, the angels would have torn him to bits and pieces would have torn him to bits and pieces of he would have taken another step. And so when it comes to prayer, you know, of course,
for us, if you do your best to see what the situation is, and sometimes, if you're in an area that you sometimes you, you're not going anywhere, but sometimes you're in an area where it's dangerous, dangerous to get out of your car. Like if you go there are animals that are there, you know, that are dangerous, so you can't be outside. And so sometimes this happens I remember I remember camping one time, we got stuck, I got stuck in the water. And then we came we were able to come out
of the water actually the we drove out of the water and the car was not working. But we got somebody came by pull this out. But that was a very dangerous area, we were so deep into the to, to the forest, that we actually saw bears and we saw animals like just up the mountain like cougars and and like these are dangerous animals when they come close to you.
Sometimes you can go out and prey. But you know, we don't want to, you know, put yourself in that situation, you know where you might be attacked by some animals. And so when you see it when you're in that situation, it's prayer time Mother Nature and so we were just waiting, waiting where the next morning we saw a lot of animals but if you are in a situation where there are animals that are dangerous prey in your car, and Charla if you're going to be protected in that way. But remember, you cannot prey the sun at the obligatory prayers. But the Sunnah prayers, you're free to pray any of the Sunnah prayers in your car without standing up. Even if you can't face the fibula. Let's say
you go in south south, there's not Qibla you're going to California, or you're going to Oregon. And it's time you know, you want to pray your son no prayer, you can pray. You can pray even if you're sitting down in your car. Well, you might say, well, what if I'm driving, as long as you know, put yourself in danger. You know if some people can do it, right, some people they have to be folk you really focus if they're not focused.
Especially I know some people hey, if you're praying, no, you're not driving. Um, right. You can.
Some people they can't focus, they can't multitask others. And some depends on your car. Also, if you have that, like cruise control, where you know, it's really good enough easy, you can almost like let go of your hand most, like a lot of the cars have the adaptive cruise control now. Right. So you and you're on the freeway, and it's going straight, you're not going anywhere else. And sometimes even though there's little turns, it turns for you. That's a perfect opportunity. If you want to pray, go ahead, pray, take advantage of the time, and you and you can actually pray or some new prayer. But if it's obligatory prayer, remember you have to get out of your car because you have
to stand and you have to face that. And so that's that because that's something that is mandatory, and that's something that is obligatory. And so
we'll move on to the next Hadith. And this particular hadith is the hadith of Abdullah. Norma Radi Allahu Anhu also called by NAMA and NAS be Hoback de Sala to soup.
It is John atan for call in NAB sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but own de la own Zilla Allah He Leila Quran. So, the
Abdullah namorada he said by name and NAS will be Koba
people were in Cuba what they were praying Cuba what's covered here Cuba is mustard Messina Cuba so they're praying and mercy hoga in the fajr prayer and someone came in Zhao him at in a person came and said in in Ibiza Allahu Allahu Assam
Zilla. They later caught on. Like last night, the Quran was revealed to him. Record O'Meara yesterday.
If we look at blood he has been ordered to face the table. First step beluga. In other words, what to face the similar to face maca? What kind who do whom Elysia when they were facing a shop for stood out in a cab and so they turned towards the cab, like even in the middle of prayer. And so, a couple of things when it comes to this hadith first of all, by Nima NAS will be Kuba. This is while they were in Cuba, why are they while they were in the
the prayer in Kuba and the narration it says, fi seletti. All that. So, so let's assume, so that, that solid two sided these are different names for the same prayer. And what that means morning, you know, when you most people when when I say what that what time is that? What is that call?
About that, about that? When I'm eating what that whenever that for that is lunch, right? So that is lunch? That is what this morning, it's actually lunch level, you might say, was this luncheon morning.
Because you know what people used to do.
People used to wake up, and sometimes they they would wake up, and they would go to work. They go, they would go to work. And when we say our lunchtime, for us, it's lunchtime, it's already mid day for them. Because they woke up early. And they went to work they would they would go to the fields really early. Why? Why would you go so early in the morning? Have you gone to work, especially when you're in Arabia,
because of the heat.
You want to go as soon as you can finish everything you can, as soon as the heat increases, like it's, you know, starts getting caught, it's hard for you to work. And so that's when you come home. So when you come home, what time would that be? Now? It'd be like 910 o'clock for us? Will we call that?
We would call that breakfast. for them. That was
we would call that breakfast right for them. That was that was already their lunch, right? Because they thought they had already started working. And also then, most of the time that companions used to have a lulu when they would have their Caillou actually before. Before, before, before.
by a little bit before, that's when they would sleep a little bit before the horse. But for us because our days usually started very late. And so the prayer as a solid binary dynamical battery so lattice soup is the morning of course they are early morning.
The dawn prayer we call it the dawn prayer. So that soap and Fajr and that and so those are the that's what some of the scholars are that's what when you read a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and in the Sunnah of the Prophet silver lining, so you have different names for that my name and NAS will be a cool baffi salata, Suba. So while the people were in their prayer, and while they're in their prayer, they're facing a sharp, so at the beginning of Islam, the beginning the prophets of Allah, Allah Allah has to use to face by telemarketers and the Jews will make fun of the prophets.
That's why the Messenger of Allah, so a lot of times where I was not very happy when they make fun of me for everything, you know what they used to say, this facility this prophet, like so and so he who is he? He prevents he, he tells people not to follow our religion and then they pray toward our Qibla
like, why would you pray towards them like you tell us not to you tell your father, don't follow our religion. Don't be duped. Don't follow the Jewish faith. And then you're going to face the tabler our Qibla
so that's why the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to want to face Mecca. Right. And we went to face mech and the prophet and Allah subhana wa Tiana says, I don't know a little bit about HCA this fella New Orlean cable attend para la for one Livadia Kashia corral Masjidul haram. hazemag Quinto for what would you have come chakra, so we didn't see you looking up? Meaning this is the desire of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to face
to the Kaaba. And then when Allah Subhana Allah to reveal were revealed
to the companions to face to kappa, the Messenger of Allah Allah lighting some sent.
a messenger. He sent a messenger and so they went. So this messenger first went, where did he go first? He went during us a time it was mentioned in earlier narration I mentioned that he arrived there and asked
Some time and the people were praying. This was brand new. I mean, I think they were praying in the present area. You know, if you go to Medina, there's a MasterCard messenger capability. Masjid COVID-19. And so the people were praying towards, during the art of prayer, and inside the prayer, they were told to turn towards the Kaaba. And then the woman, of course, were praying in the back. So the woman took the place in the prayer, they would they turned, the woman moved to the woman's area, and the men move towards the woman's area, like in the prayer, right, so Subhanallah I want you guys to think about this. Okay. This is how the companions were, the companions were quick in
following the orders of the prophets of Allah.
As soon as an order came, they didn't say if they knew that this was an order from Allah. and His messenger. They didn't say, Oh, wait, let me let's finish this first talk about it guys. Come on, right. When they would hear an order. They were quick. They follow? Like no questions asked. Like if this is an order from Allah and His Messenger, even in the middle of prayer. Even in the middle of prayer, they responded to the call of Allah and His messenger. And that's why this is, you know, one of the main differences of us and them, they were quick and following the orders of Allah. So Allah subhana wa says, quick and sending out to them, when they supplicate to Allah Allah response. For
us. We weren't Allah to respond quickly. Ya Allah, Allah, we won't always want Allah to respond quickly. But then when Allah orders us to do something, what do we do? We always procrastinate. We always say tomorrow, next week, after I finish my payments, after I make hij after I get married, after I graduate, after I retire, you may you ever get to that point, you know, definitely come to us at any time. But the companions were quick, even in the prayer, they switch right there. And it's also proof also, that even in your prayer, you're allowed to make movements, that
correct something that's in the prayer than movements that are directly associated with the prayer, or movements that will help you in your prayer that doesn't nullify like doesn't take you out of the state. Where you where people are looking at, you think you're not praying. So let's say for example, you're praying. And you're saying you have sometimes you know, you're praying behind a brother who's sitting down, and he is your Qibla. I mean, he's your, your sutra, right? And then sometimes he needs to go so he leaves. Now you don't have a sutra. But there is another brother that's sitting there. So is it permissible for me to walk up? Yes. Because what's that walk, I'm not
walking just for fun here. I'm walking so that I will have a sutra. So I'm walking and my walking my movements movements are connected to the correct correct thing of prayer and action in prayer. So I'm allowed to make those movements. And so let's say for example, you have a jacket or a coat on, and your coat has no Jassa. And you forgot, like, oh, you know, I carried my son. And I was thinking that I was going to leave my coat in the car when I would come to pray. But I still have my coat on it has an adjuster, what do I do? And this guy, he take it off, and you just put it, you know, put it to the side or anywhere. And then you can actually act then you can actually pray. Continue with
your prayer. Right? Even if you pray part of your prayer with an adjuster. So or, and so why because if you continue to pray, then your Prayer is not valid, if you know that you have an adjuster on you. So it has to be taken off. Or you know, especially now, right? Especially now, in will it's when it gets colder, and it continues to get cold outside. It's very, very cold. And you come in here, the heat, the thermostat is at 72 or something, and 72 coming outside from 30 or 40 degrees that you come in. You know, it's when you have your coat on. It's good, right? And yes, we have a coat hanger for those who don't take off their coat. But sometimes you're coming late, you're not
even thinking about that. Then as soon as you start to pray what happens?
You start to heat up, it's like Oh man, it's so hot. And you can't even concentrate. You're losing concentration because you're wearing something so thick and the heater in the masjid is off. And so if that's the case, let's say you know if you're if it's causing distraction to the point where you lose info, can you tell
Take off your coat. Yes. Just take off your coat and put it in front of you, even while you're praying. Why? Because Why are you taking off your coat?
You're taking off your coat to help you focus in prayer. But it's not for another reason. It's not because you okay, I want to look cool.
I have a nice shirt inside when they show up. No, you wouldn't be allowed to do something like that. No, you just, you can't make any movements is not part of the prayer. It's not to correct the prayer or to rectify something, or to improve something in the prayer. And that is, of course, that that has that that's base that has Islamic principles. And so as Muslims, when we stand up for prayer, it's mandatory for us to be to have a show. And when you're not when you're losing a show as a result of that, then of course, then you make those movements. And another thing some people, they have their phones, right, their phones are like ringing, ringing and sometimes what happens
sometimes they put their phone in the front
line, it's ringing. And oh, no.
Not only is it bothering him, who else is bothering everybody in the masjid? And everybody's like, brothers. Everyone's thinking, right? Brother, turn off your phone. Right? He's just like, no matter what level of focus you're in, the whole Masjid has lost focus, because of your phone. Right? So first, if that's gonna happen, make sure you the tribe don't don't bring your phone. And sometimes we bring him we forget, everybody forgets, right? Everybody forgets, you know, when you try not to. And you try not to forget, you try to remember every single time. But
for us, we're so attached to our phone, we're always we always have it and you don't know people, you don't know when they're going to call. And sometimes most of the time you you remember, but there are times when you do forget, you know, when you do forget, and it's very disturbing for people. So it's even more disturbing when you have in your pocket and it keeps on going off. And you think that you can't turn it off. So you're allowed to turn it off. But I know some people who are this is something that you're not allowed to do. Some people they're playing, right, I can hear thinking.
they take it, why do they take all the time?
They check, he's checking his message while he's praying. You don't check your message while you're praying. Right? So he's checking his message while he's praying. Like, you're not allowed to do that. But what if you like, let's say, for example, it's a went off. And you're you don't want it to go off again, right? If you have a phone, you have, you know, I guess we have an iPhone, this is a good thing about a little switch. Right? You just click it off, you know, you turn it up easily. Or you can turn it off. And you know, every phone is every Android phone different different ways to turn about. But you turn off your phone,
because you don't want it to disturb you, then that's something that is allowed, but you're not allowed to, you know, check messages, or texts, and so forth. And that would actually nullify your prayer that would nullify your prayer if it's not to correct something inside the prayer. Right? Because you're doing something that's not part of the prayer on purpose, and purpose. And so
any enemy movements and so why are we speaking about these movements? The reason is because the companion has moved, they walked and you know, to walk from the back of the masjid to the front of the Masjid. It's not two or three steps. Right? To switch around to turn around so they actually because you have to understand lick lick the masjid, there's the woman in a woman in the back.
And if you're moving like this to our to each other. That's very chaotic. So how did they move? How did they move? First down to either Canada.
First row, they turned. That means the whole congregation turned sort of like the woman they walked towards the side. And they did not come together intermingling. Like for example. It's like, you know, like the people here, the woman or like and they all knew what to do. At the same time. Nobody's telling them like, nobody's telling him like, okay, there's not like, Hey, what are we supposed to do now?
Am I supposed to, are we supposed to move so the mom goes, starts to move around, and everybody hears the announcement. They start moving. So another thing is another thing is, so that person who made the announcement while they're praying, is it permissible? Is it like, is he praying also?
No, he's not praying. So what is that? That's another ruling that's attached to this
If you're not praying and somebody who's praying is making a mistake, can you talk to them?
Yes, you can tell them like hey, you know you're facing the PICC line correct and your uncle, the biller is actually towards the door, or example. Or you can just turn them by yourself like they would know, right? Or you can say the people sometimes you can't go to them by words, you know, like, he's over there like, hey, that you definitely got the wrong people that there's actually towards the door, turn towards the door. And so, he turns towards the door and he can continue his prayer According to some scholars, and when it comes to the facing of the people inshallah will mentioned a little bit more. So,
to Nealon in NLP. So, by now Manasa will be Koba, what is Kuba? Kuba is a city it's it's one of the one one of the Koba is actually when you speak when you say when you mentioned Medina it's actually part of Medina technically meaning part of Medina now you know, when you when you say Medina, it's it has different areas. You know, when you mentioned Medina, if you think if you're saying that the medina during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all of that is the masjid now. All of that is the masjid of the prophets of Allah and the whole city of Medina the so the the inner core where the masjid was and the Companions who live there, that was it and who that was considered
a considered sort of like a suburb of it suburb so it's about four miles. So it's about four miles from
from the Prophet salallahu masjid so four miles is how far like it's not that four miles is not even towards
nearly went towards a you know, like Othello station, right. It's maybe Rainier Beach.
Is it? Yeah, yeah. So it's not that far away. So it's south southwest, south southwest or Medina. And so Oba was an area that the Prophet sallallaahu so entered Medina and he spent time there he spent time when he first arrived. The first thing that he did was he built, he built the masjid, and that's the masjid according to the stronger opinion Allah knows best. The masjid and OC Salah TacoMan or Willie Yom. The there's a semester that was established with Taqwa from the first day on from the first day from the very first day. And some scholars have said yeah, this no that's the prophets Masjid. When you say a must the masjid or see Salah Taqwa there are many. There are other
massages. There also will see Salah Taqwa versus Allah Taqwa is this is a masjid built to
for, for the worship of Allah subhana wa sincerely. And so what's the opposite of that? The opposite of Masjid?
What's up Mr. Blah. I'm Dylan obey in the saloon wanted to build another Masjid to cause division. So there are some times there are massages that are built to cause division. Because sometimes you have certain crafts, certain areas and certain towns that you know, the, you know, the, you have a lot of, sometimes you have two leaders or one leader or one one person who is jealous of the other. And it's not based on Dean or anything like that, because he's, he's a chef, and this person is a chef also. But you know what, you can have two, two leaders in one masjid and so everyone wants their own. Right, everyone wants to understand and working together and helping each other and
strengthen each other in the same area. And I know some massages some places, there's a masjid here, right on this side of the road. And then there's a conflict because another person wants to, you know, because of
most of the time it's not tribal, a lot of times it's more like
there's a there's a an argument that happens in the masjid. And then they build it on the Masjid. I've seen Masjid where across the street.
Like across the street, you don't need to build the masjid, across the street. And in the midst of a crisis, we had like 10 people praying and they'll dismiss it, which was built from the beginning as many, like maybe 500 people and the other one only 10 people. So there's sometimes because of that division. And maybe the other person I found also like sometimes the other person has connections and he was telling me oh I we need to build another Masjid here and there. And of course he's getting money overseas or somewhere else. And he's able to build a masjid. But that Masjid is built upon what
will cause division. It's because of your, you know, because of the person's own ego in our own ego that he's trying to like, you know, he wants his own place so that he can have his own congregation instead of coming and working together. So during the time of the Prophet SAW
Lola Allahi wa sallam until I've no vagueness or have tried to cause division and in build another Masjid calling people to go pray there instead. And that was the rivaling must have.
Allah Allah I'm over Kuba because nobody's going to leave the messaging of the prophets of Allah wa Anna who wants to go pray there, right. So he was trying to get at his own congregation. And, and you know, of course he was a mafia hypocrite. And so the masjid osis Allah taqwa, not just one masjid, masjid and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The one Masjid in never we and also Masjid in a fullback. And the most general Gilbert has a very unique place also. So, Biden vaynerman vaynerman, sob Hoba, while the people were in Cuba in the masjid. This is the first message that was built in Islam, of course, the cap right now, at this metamod At the time when the Prophet sallallaahu Salam
they they were idols there, and it was built course upon the foundation of Prophet Ibrahim during the time of Prophet Ibrahim and prophet s nine. And that's in our way to will the island assay Leila de vaca. Indeed, the first Masjid built for people of
first house of Allah subhanho wa Taala is in that current Mecca. And that's the kava, and the first Masjid in Islam afterward was the masjid Kuba. And this shows the importance of it, and that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used with his own hands, to build the bricks and so forth. So you might say, How long did it take?
It didn't take long. You have to understand, does it take long to build the musket? There in the time of the prophets of Allah, Allah has set up. Why? Because the massages were simple.
The massages were very, very simple. And so I know, of course, there's no, there's no dome or anything like that. It's just a place that's designated, you have the clay and then you start putting it together. And then if everyone's participating, everyone's helping, you can finish it in less than a day. You can finish it in less than a day of everybody participates, and the messenger of allah sallallahu himself also built it and so this show signifies the importance of it in that he arrives in Koba, which is four miles a little bit about around four miles from Medina where the President mustard is, and he builds a masjid there. That's the first thing it shows the importance
and status of the masjid in Islam. And Musyoka also has a very, very, very, very specific,
you know, virtues. What's the specific virtue? The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said mantle Taha Rafi Beatty, whoever purifies himself
from his house, whoever makes will do or if it needs to be also he may also whoever makes the purifies himself and then he goes to a masjid, he goes to the masjid Masjid Koba and he prays to raka he will have the reward of he will have the reward of making hombre so it's an opportunity for who for the people of Medina to people Mecca when they want to make more money they can do it anytime. But what do the people Medina have? They are Mr. Kuba and you want to make ombre you want to reward them they will do from home and then go So when he says make will do from home do you have to make work from home means you have to go from home. Or let's say even if you're not at home,
let's say you're at work and you want to you don't have to go home first. If your home is out of the way if you decide to go from work from your shop, you make wudu from your shop and then you can go you still get the same reward whenever you break your will do
then you can make water when you arrive in a circle but it's okay. It's the it's not mandatory that you have to do the whole way because sometimes you make well yeah Allah I broke my window and I gotta drive back home now I don't drive back home. God left home with widow. That means if you arrived in Medina or in mercy of Oba and you need to make wudu go ahead make one and then you can continue especially now when people go they go visit Medina, what do they do? They have these tours. And one of the places that people that it brings them to is Mr. Kuba. And nowadays you can before you'd have to have your own bus. And now you can actually go by yourself very cheaply. You can visit
all the places because they have what's called this. For those who have been recently they have these red buses that I think you just pay like 20 riyals or something like that, or less than that. I don't know how much it was only 21 not 20 or $20 Right
221 Yeah, but 21 That was right about 2020 Yes, but you have the whole day pass and you can go anytime but if you were to take a taxi you'd have to pay that much only
Yeah, I think it's a little bit difficult to walk in the sun but you want to walk or a lot of people especially when you have your family with you I wouldn't work with all my kids and family whether they'd be complaining so much where you can work but it's a little bit far it's not your four miles is not really sure but you want to walk you can, but you can just take the you don't have to like you to go to to go there. Even if you don't walk out you still get the same reward. But if you were to walk in sha Allah, the reward is always greater if you walk in now right even coming to the masjid here. So any massager if you want to walk in inshallah the reward will be greater than
writing. Why? Because there are many Hadith which which met which when which the Messenger of Allah, Allah has mentioned about the virtues of walking. Like on Friday, he walks the Prophet Sam specifically mentioned, he walks and does not ride. He walks and does not right. Right. And so when he says that, there's of course, a specific reward for that. And so walking to the masjid is of course, something that's very virtuous, because every single step that you walk to the masjid, you're elevated in status. And so fullback, domestic Bukoba, if you were to pray, you go there and you pray.
In sha Allah, You, you, you'll be rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala for the light like umbra. So there's another Hadith that we've we've mentioned before led to Chateau Rihanna massager. So do not you should not travel to any to you should not travel for any, to any any place as an act of worship, to shed the rehab is to actually travel to go to that search for friends. So, so if somebody wants to go
is it permissible for someone to go just to take a trip just to go to Mr Kuba so that he's able to pray?
Is it permissible?
Is it permissible to because the prophets of Allah is absurd. You should not exert extra effort in traveling to any place except for Masjid Al haram. Masjid Mestia masjid, of course, Luxa, and Masjid he has the message of the prophets of Allah. So that means led to shut the rehab, that you don't travel to these to any places in seeker seeking reward except for these three places. So what about this? Is this considered an exception? Is it permissible for someone to travel to Moscow Cuba?
So yes, that's that's the difference here may Allah equation now that if you live in this is for the people of Medina, because for the people in Medina, you're not a traveler when you go to Cuba. It's like me, you know, for myself, if I'm going to downtown, when I go to downtown to talk with people who Oh, you are traveler, no, you're not a traveler. You live in Seattle, you just go into downtown, and maybe you live in you know, toquilla your quality downtown, it's not a you know, and that's not a distance of Suffolk. So it's for the people in Medina. If you're in Medina already, then the ruling applies to you also to go but if you live outside of Medina to go just for the purpose of the
prayer, praying in MySQL that when that intention only just to go to Mr. Hobart, let's say you're traveling from Korea, Tinder or any other place around the world just for that purpose to go there. Then we say we don't don't do it. I mean, if you're in Medina Go ahead. And if you go to the prophets masjid, and you're already a Medina and you want to go to Mr. Kuba and you get that reward. Yes, go ahead. But your focus, why did you travel? You traveled for the prophet to the prophets, Masjid, to the prophets, Masjid, and that's where your intention was appears of permissible to do that, but with the intention to get the message over, if it's secondary, you know, like, Hey, I'm
going to get to Medina. And of course, if I'm in Medina, I'm going to pay myself well, but that's fine, but to just make the intention to just to go for that particular masjid, then the scholars I mentioned that that would be something that would be contradictory to the teachings.
The Hadith of the prophets of Allah Anika similar to shadow Rehan Laila, that is the Messiah. So that was the first place that the prophets of Allah Han came, and he arrived there. He spent
the first on Monday, and then he continued to do so until he left Friday morning. And then when he
for Friday, he prayed in the valley between Mecca to Medina, finishing Koba and Medina and then he arrived of course, on Friday to Medina. So how many days did he spend if he arrived in Monday, how many days a day spent and Oba?
Monday, and he left on Friday morning. So it depends if you count Monday to when you arrived Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, most of the scholars have mentioned if you mentioned four days, three days, three days because the other days are spent traveling and he arrived and that day, so he actually spent about three and a half, four days in Cuba and then after that he went to Medina and that's where he built again, the Masjid of the prophets of Allah herself in its present location right now. Wow. So by now Navajo Barfi Salatu Salam is Joe him at and for calling in and the visa Allah Allah USA Paduan Zilla Allah He Leila Quran. So here he was in Cuba and then the first so
the verse of the change in the villa was revealed the previous day. So mother,
Asif Asad Maria Venetia, as a mother nature that people go back pray towards which direction
where they prayed by to knock this Jerusalem. So when they when they when the information arrived to them. So a rule, that's a rule that has been that has been abrogated, the Qibla has been changed.
It's an indication that even though they prayed, they didn't pray to the correct pillar, technically, because it was revealed already.
And they didn't get the information. As soon as they got the information that is mandatory upon him the follow up, but before that, all the prayers that they prayed before, after the rule was changed. Before they knew about the changing of the rules, the Prophet sallallahu did not tell him to repeat it. And they didn't have to repeat it, even though technically, the rule has already been changed, but it didn't reach them yet. So as soon as I reached him, of course, then they immediately faced the Qibla. So the scholars are mentioned if a person has the rule does not reach them yet. And he's like, you know, it's this of course, during the time of the prophets during our time, you know, it's
not going to the rule is the rule, right? It's not it's not changing all the time every single week or every single day. There's no NASA Hernan. So that's actually applicable, right? Right in our time because revelation has already stopped. But during that time, the prophet Salam did not allow did not ask them to pray, to repeat their prayers, repeat their prayers and this is also another thing that is considered you know, some scholars have used this as a as proof and others also, along with other Hadith if somebody prays to the wrong
like, let somebody pays the wrong direction, the whole prayer, they prayed the wrong direction. And then they found out later that they prayed in the wrong direction do they have to repeat their prayer? Like and this is where the scholars differ, some scholars like the Shafi might have Imam Shafi says no, you have to because you pray towards the wrong people, or the towards the wrong direction. And so you have to repeat your prayer, all the prayers that you prayed in in the wrong direction. You had to repeat them. Yeah, to repeat them. So if you and others have said, No, you don't have to, you don't have to repeat as long as you made an effort, you didn't do it on purpose.
You actually made an effort to try to face the correct Global Traveler, but you made a mistake. Like he made a mistake and one current example just recently, just within the last decade or so, you know, before
you know the most difficult place in the world to determine the level is where
where's the most difficult place in the world? Like for us everyone in Seattle, we ask someone that Ebola is the same
but where is it that it's not the same?
If you're in Mecca, you don't you go visit your friend's house you don't know where the replays you don't know what the last right if you haven't, you know you visit your friend's house because even if you know where they were north and south and east and west is like okay, this is North this table, where's your house? So you have to determine where his house is to the traveler but now it's very easy. Before it was very difficult. Why because mount Mecca was mountainous and you see a lot of tunnels. Right and
So, like when I'm somewhere
in Mecca, and I'm always you always asked people right, now the worst, the tabler. And even when you're in your hotel, right, your hotel, what is the hotel have? The direction you look in your room somewhere they'll have a direction in the cupola. Why? Because if you move just half, just half a block your privilege changes. And because you're in Mecca, what depending on which side of the side of the city, it changes. And so believe it or not, there are many massages built in Mecca, built in Mecca, they were built. And many of the massages were facing the wrong direction.
They were actually facing the wrong direction. And, and then, and then one day, everybody knew that they were facing the wrong direction. Like what happened? Anybody know what happened?
The clock tower.
When the clock tower was built, everybody knew exactly where the camera was. Right before you're looking around, you're trying to do your best calculation. But remember the old days you don't have Google Maps, right? And your Mecca you can't say north northwest north northeast. Like you have to figure you're looking around and there's mountains, you can't see the direction. And in the old days also, it wasn't permissible. They did not allow anyone to build a building
any building taller than the minarets.
Why? Because if you build your building taller than it, then people can't see the direction of the masjid because it would be blocking. So everything had to be lower than the minarets at the masjid in camp and Mecca. And then of course, when King comes as know that rules God want to build taller, but then like funny, okay, not only there, but Bill's very, very tough. Like up to the, to the point where you can see everywhere. It is so tall that no matter where you are in the area, you know exactly where the cabin is. So people were praying like right now like, Hey, this is the direction right of the Kaaba that give the tabler and all of a sudden, the clock towers up and it's over
there. Not over here, over there. And then over here. So what happens?
Is your prayer valid.
Some scholars are the pinion that you have to you have to face the direct exact direction.
Some most Some scholars say you can face the vicinity only you don't have to face the exact direction. As long as it's like okay, it was towards this direction. You're facing a little bit here and there. As long as your chest is like towards that direction, then it's okay. According to Imam Shafi, it has to be exact, you have to be facing the Qibla. And of course everybody agrees. No scholar disagrees. If you can see the Kaaba, you can see the Kaaba, you have to face the camera directly. So let's say I see the camera like this way, and I'm praying like this. Is my prayer valid?
No, it's still vicinities close enough right now. But you see the kava, and now you're like purposely turning the way towards the limit. That's not permissible, or your prayer, no valid, but if you don't see the cat, but then it's just the vicinity of it, just as towards the vicinity of it, then it's, it's considered acceptable inshallah we'll elaborate a little bit more on this particular point.
Because some people they pray whenever you pray in the wrong direction, and you find out later on, that you pray in the wrong direction, do you have to repeat your prayer? It depends. If you did not make any effort, you just like, you know, you prayed and you didn't want to make any effort. If you prayed in the correct direction, that your prayer is valid. If you prayed in the wrong direction, and you didn't make any effort to find out where the Qibla was, then you had to repeat your prayer. But if what do I mean by that means like some people, they don't care, like, Ah, I mean, you can face any direction they pray. And then if they find out, they're in the wrong facing the wrong
direction, then they have to repeat their prayers because they're neglectful. They didn't make any effort. They didn't make an effort. It's like someone who doesn't make any effort. And so I'm looking for water. You know, you have to make blue and you have to make an effort to look for water. You know, the reason why effort to actually look for, you can just say, you know, I know there's water or whatever. Is it permissible for me to make wudu or make the AMA move or have water? No, it's not. It's not permissible. I remember you know, when we were
When we were when we were kids, actually the, there was this one teacher who used to teach us. And he didn't know the rules of TMR is to teach us. And we had, we were like next to a river, literally, he says, we don't want to go to the rivers to call this or too far, we can make TIAMO is an option. So that's everybody.
Everybody may take a moment though there's water
running around River, by no, you're not allowed to, just like you're not allowed to. So if you have the, you know, if you have the capability to find out direction the pillar, then you have to, but then there are some cases, sometimes you have no idea. Let's say, for example, that you are in the desert, and it's cloudy.
And you're in the desert and it's cloudy, or you're in like the forest and it's cloudy. And this is a new area you don't know you don't know where the sun is. You don't know which direction north east and south you don't have any equipment to find out. In this case, you just do your best and pray because you don't have any means to find out. But if you have someone, let's say for example, you're in the airport, sometimes you can ask which direction is north north east or wherever you are, you know what towards the, towards the, towards the towards the pillar. Then if you ask, ask people, at least if you made the effort, if you made infamously even made a mistake, that you don't have to
repeat your prayer. But if you made a mistake, and you didn't make any effort, then your prayer has to be repeated. Has to repeat so insha Allah will continue more on the temblor
next week and will continue also with we're on this hadith right now the second Hadith and in the chapter on the facing of Puebla will continue Inshallah, about facing the Qibla during urination and defecation. Is it permissible to do so or not? Or you know, in the bathrooms, what should you do Inshallah, we'll be covering that also in sha Allah. So this is everything about the temblor facing the Qibla and prayer, and also using the bathroom and then as Sharla will move out next to the straightening of the lines people should do fret or the fee your toes or is it your heels, people are always front of the line back of the line, which
will cover all of that also later on in Sharla. And anyone have any questions before we make?
Any one one maker that just Yes?
Yes, like I said, if you're in a position like in, in a situation where you can't pray standing up, if you have the opportunity to pray standing up, then you have to. So what does that mean? Let's say for example, if you're going to a Muslim country, most likely the workers, the stores, the airline, stewardess, as stewards and services that are working on the plane, I'm pretty sure they're more aware, because you're going to let's say we were flying to Dubai.
Then if there's a time, let's say, you know, when people are not the window, when it's when the plane is in cruising altitude, where it's cruising, it's not, you don't have to work, the seatbelt sign is already off, you can you know, walk.
And if there is an area, especially close to the door, where you can actually stand up to pray, then you should do that you should go to the door, and you should pray there. But don't just pray there without telling people. Make sure you speak to the people that you know the workers there and tell them I'm going to be praying here, I just want to let you know ahead of time, like and then they'll say, Can I pray here, instead, go ahead, say go ahead. In that case, of course, if something happens, you know, they already know you already asked. And they, you know, if you can do that, then you have to do that. But there are some times when it's prayer time, and then the seatbelt sign
turns on, and then you cannot get off your seat. If you get out of your seat.
You're gonna be in big trouble. If you get off your seat. This is like actually an offense. They feel they tell if they tell you to sit down for safety purposes and you don't sit down when they land. They can call the police and take you in right because you because you refuse to listen to them for safe in Europe because of safety things. So that's why when you ask permission but if you're in America, many of the planes are smaller and even the that place there are other people sitting there also
Right. So you don't have, you don't really have an option except to pray when you're sitting down. And in this case is pray when you're sitting down. But if you know that you can, you're going to land before the prayer time ends, then you have to wait, you should wait until you land. Because that way because when you land, then you can stand up and pray properly. But if you know that your land the time that you land is already the prayer time will be over. That you pray in your say, your your, your the airplane sitting. And even if it's not facing the river, you just do your best. So you don't have to you can dislike a pilot, can you just not at the beginning place it can live for a
few seconds and then you can go back anyway. He's not gonna do that for you. Maybe before 911 No.
Nobody's they might laugh at you a little bit within like, alright, we'll try okay, we'll make an exception here. I'm gonna turn Okay, go ahead.
Well, before 911 Actually, it was easier to remember even they all used to open the door and when I was like there was a flight that only had a few people. They opened the door and actually let me in. Like I was talking to the pilot the whole time to sitting down. And of course after 911 I forget that
you're not going anywhere close you go close to there and you're in trouble.
They will they will not only they will probably wrestle you down before you head towards
and so yes on the airplane, just pray in Charlotte sitting down Charlotte if we can't do anything else, while Tana
that will continue next week in Charlotte next Wednesday. With