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The importance of studying the Prophet sall Boulevard's spirituality for success in life is discussed, including the use of the symbol sallim and mis praised words. The importance of learning to be in a neutral environment and not harming others is emphasized, as it is necessary to avoid confusion and malice towards Islam. Prayer during the night is also emphasized, as it strengthens one's mind and helps to build faith. The importance of rest and energy during the day is also emphasized, as it is necessary to boost one's energy and knowledge.

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Alma Guru throckmorton Lila alameen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge marine. Welcome to this week's episode of reflections of Islam. I'm your host abderrahim McCarthy. In this week's episode we're going to be talking about in shallow Thailand. a day in the life of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we're going to reflect and how the prophets I send them used to live his life in or his daily life. And obviously, in one or two episodes, we cannot cover the entire Sierra of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but at least we can cover a day in his life and

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he sought to sell them so we can try to be like him in our everyday lives. And the importance of studying the Sierra and Islam, you will see that as Allah subhana wa tada said, no poron will not Kerala confy Rasulullah he Swan Hasina that we have in our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a good example. And he's the good example. He calls us to good in every aspect of life. So if we want to be successful, we must follow him Allah He sent out to a cinema, and also how many people claim that they love the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it's not enough for you to claim that you love him. As Allah subhanho wa Taala said in the eye and sort of earlier on will encourage

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them to hate Buddha law have a Debbie Rooney come along, to say that if you if you love a lot, then follow me. Along will love you and He will forgive you for your sins. So you'll see that the real the scale that we judge the love of a person for a law, or for or for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is how he follows the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam how he implements the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his life or if he does not implement his soon Elisa to celeb also when you look at how the Silloth from the Sahaba, and those who came after them, how they used to focus on the importance of the CRR and teaching the sila to their companions to their

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students and to their families and their children as well. If you look at the story of even our best, the Allahu and it said that nobody deliberate but he said he was describing the sittings of even our best little deal. Oh, and, and he said that we would sit in there and we'll sit with him almost all night and he would just be talking about the spirit of the Prophet sallallaahu Selim, his whole city was about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And it came in another narration about him not Bestival the Aloha and that he would make sure that every day he would take a portion of his day, just to teach the Sierra of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Alabama and her

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saying, Rahim Allah. He said that Guna no alum Mojave, our Sol Sol Allahu alayhi. wa sallam came acuna no alum Sora minion, and that we would teach them mikaze the MOBA z it means the battles of the province that Allahu Allah He was seldom, but you'll find in some of the earlier books, when they say the mahasi they mean the Sierra in general, but they use the word mallozzi be the battles because a large portion of the prophets life Elisa to celebrate, it was in battles the time Medina, there were so many battles between the Muslims and the kofod, the non Muslims that they called his Sierra has his way of life, the mahasi as well. So he said we would teach the seal of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as we teach the sort of the Quran. So this is we teach our children and we teach them Muslims a sort of the operand, how to memorize it. It's also very important to teach them the Sierra of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And just because we did not get the chance to live and be with a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we as Muslims cannot forbid ourselves of the chance and the opportunity of living with him and he said to Sam, through his Sierra, and you'll find the beauty of a seal if you really get into it and you read it and you know the story

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You know, well, you'll feel so parallel sometimes, like you're actually living with the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and with the Sahaba. And this will help you and being successful and holding firm to your religion in this dunya as well. And as even as they mentioned, what a mala that if a person is truthful in his wanting Allah subhanaw taala, wanting to hear after, and wanting to be pleased with him, that one of the things he should do is that he should read the seer of the prophets I seldom so as it is if he is with him, and it's Sierra la Salatu was Salam. So let's start the day in the life of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the first thing he will do as all of us

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do, is wake up in the morning, but the way he would wake up, and why he would wake up, probably it's much different from the reason and how we would wake up. So the first thing he would do, when he would wake up, is remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if you go back to a lot of the small books of card, I'll go back to the books of the Sunnah, and see where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned the different car that you see when you get up in the morning when you go to sleep at night. And you'll see from the things he used to say at least not to Salaam was Alhamdulillah he led the ohana back them at an hour later like and you're sure he would think Allah

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subhanho wa Taala for bringing him back to life after death because sleeping is called the small death because it's almost like you're dead. So it's almost like a form of death. So think Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving him life and how many people have gone asleep and they have not woken up. So he thinks the last panel Watada for giving him another day in his life. And he says what he knows sure that we know that we are returning to Allah subhanaw taala we will return to Him in the end. And also an after this, he would start by saying other cars Oh, he will read the last 10 verses of Allium Ron and other have car and you can find this like I mentioned in the book of of car, as

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the scars of Islam have written one of the best books that I would say that I would advise all the Muslims to have and to read is the wobble asleep by email, email pain, Rahim Allah He mentioned in the beginning, almost 100 different benefits of victory of remembrance of a law. And he mentioned all of the all you need in your everyday life and and hamdulillah it's been translated into English and to other languages as well. And then after that Allah Hassan wassalam, he would start by using his miswak by brushing his teeth, and all throughout the student of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam you'll find and several occasions when he entered the house, for example, as it will come when he's

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going to read the Quran before salaat when he makes will go also as soon as to use them as suek. And it's been proven that the miswak is actually much better for the teeth than the toothbrush and the toothpaste that we use in the world we live in today. Or they use this or that what's important is that you brush your teeth to get the bad smell out of your mouth. And a lot of people as you mentioned in past episodes, though, might go to the masjid in the morning. And they have this foul breath this morning breath and they don't even brush your teeth and they harm the other Muslims when they young on the smell comes out Oh, the Billa. So I promise I sent him he was very keen on that.

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Because he was getting up to pray. He will get up to prayers. It's going to come shortly, the night prayer. So his focus was having fresh breath. So we can read the Quran and make the the do out with the what and make his prayer with fresh breath. So he would not harm the angels who are listening to this foreign as well. And so he will always be in the best status la salatu salam after this, obviously, he will enter into the bathroom or leave himself during this time. So during this time, how he would relieve himself. And you'll see that one of the who these one of the Jews, they told the companions, one of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that your prophet has taught

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you everything. He wants to make fun of him. They say even how to relieve yourself how to go to the bathroom? And he said yes, he said there's nothing in this dunya that the prophets I send him even the bird fly through the air that he has not given us knowledge of. So you'll see that the son of the promises him is very in detail and how he Muslim must relieve himself. First of all, he must go into an area where nobody else can see him. You don't do it in the public. Like you see a lot of the non Muslims also you'll see that in non Muslim societies they have the bathrooms where they stand up, and they really their selves next to each other. So this is not from Islam. It's not acceptable

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for a Muslim to do something like this, you must be in a concealed place where nobody else can see you. Then he would enter into this place with his left foot saying Do I have a lahoma in the arrow do we come in and hope they will come?

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu. Welcome back to this week's episode reflections of Islam. And we've been talking and this week's episode about a day in the life of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And we started to mention how he would enter the bathroom or the place to relieve himself and it has to be in a concealed place, as we mentioned, and the first thing he will do is that he will enter with his left foot, and a general principle when it comes to this, that doing the things that are good or praiseworthy in Islam, that always is with the right side or the right hand. And you will find that doing when the left is for those things which are sometimes

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disliked or they're not as good as the things we do with the right. For example, when you enter the motion, that's going to come here and enter with your right you're gonna leave with your left. When you enter into the bathroom, you enter with your left first and you leave with your right. Also, when you're in the bathroom, when you clean yourself. It is haram in Islam, to clean yourself with the right hand, you must use the left hand to clean yourself. And this is because it's also harem and Islam to eat with your left hand because she had been eats with the left hand and this is the hand that we clean ourselves with. So in Islam we can only eat with the right hand this is the

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Sunnah. So the prophet SAW Selim who answer making the dua Allahumma in Nero to become an acceptable Tibet, he would seek refuge from Allah subhanho wa Taala. From the hope we'll come back at some of the scholars said from the female and male Jin's so he would seek refuge when he came in allissa to Salaam, this Muslim must be at all times in all aspects of his life. You'll see now the importance of seeking refuge with Allah subhanho wa Taala from the shell Thien, when he warns us that a Shabbat is for is our enemy has to do and he says, What do I do? So you should take him as your enemy. So we know she had thought that he is our enemy. And also the Sheldonian. They love the dirty places. They

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love the places of filth in the Jessa and impurity. And as soon now when we talk about making a stun jab, and it shows you the beauties of Islam is we have a stingier was it was a stigma. You either use a dry substance that will clean you or use water of the third way is to use a dry stuff. Just like for example, we have toilet paper and the days we live in, and you will use this and then use water after that to clean yourself off. And you will find that this is the best way and the purest way for a human being to clean himself. And I'll tell you interesting story that happened when one of the Arab students from with Arab countries who was a Muslim, obviously went to England to study

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in the University where he was at, they had a service where you could send your clothes to the cleaners there and they will clean the clothes and iron them and send them back. So she noticed the lady working there that this Arab Muslim man had no stains.

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His briefs in his underwear. So she knows like the first second time, I guess each time that his clothes would come, she would take a peek. You know, as they say, curiosity killed the cat. But in this situation that curiosity actually helped her out a lot. So she would look and she noticed once again, there's no stains. So Jenny, the Curiosity got the best ever. So she had to ask the guy, she said, I've been doing this job. She's an old lady. So I've been working here for 25 years, and cleaning clothes. I have never seen a student who doesn't have stains on his underwear. So he said, very simply that I am a Muslim, and that our Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam. He taught us how to

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cleanse ourselves when we when we relieve ourselves. And this is because we have to stand in our prayer. And we cannot have an address at the impurities on our clothing. So we must stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and our prayers and the best of states. So when she heard this, she immediately became Muslim Subhanallah you see now just from the implementation of someone that implemented Islam properly, that this was guidance for this lady to enter the religion of Islam.

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After this, the province lady Salem, as I mentioned, the way he will wake up or what he will wake up for the night. It was something different, we wake up now for Southern if we're good Muslims, and if we're people who have gone astray, people might wake up, they might pray fuzzier, but they will put the alarm clock on 738 whenever it's time whenever they have to go to work 630 after the time for fudger and then he will wake up and get ready and pre budget before he goes to the province lay silom he was getting ready for something very important. When Allah subhana wa tada called him. Yeah, you had Muslim mill, the one who has been wrapped up he is calling him and he says to me,

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Laila Illa, karela nyssma, who own Cosmo Padilla to get up and to pray in prayer. And he said any half the night, or more or two, what even less, so process um, he would pray half the night sometimes. And sometimes you would pray a little bit more. And sometimes he would pray a little bit less. But he was busy during the night. What in the prayer, and this is what it was his way that he would always pray as it came in the heat of Ayesha 11 rockets. It came in handy, typically our best 13 but the norm for the son of the Prophet, so they send him wants to pray 11 rockets nightly, and he would never leave this alayhi salatu was Salam. So he will get up and he would pray the night

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prayer. And it was actually a very lengthy per rather long prayer. Now, as I mentioned, we're talking about half the night, or the majority of the night are a little bit less than half. So he would be praying a you know, maybe six hours a night, five hours a night, four hours a night, depending on the night, you know, three hours would differ from from from time to time, but it was a lengthy prayer as it came in. And in the hadith of Ayesha and a perfect prayer. As she said, we'll do one last test and I'm totally have a host Neha on how long it was and how beautiful the prayer was at least salatu salam. And it also came in handy to show that she said to him when she saw him

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praying such a lengthy and strenuous prayer, she said, do you do this? walk out the door for Allah Holika Mata kata woman Mendham. becau mata her? Do you do this in your past and future sins have been forgiven? He said, Allah kuno abdon Shakira, Then should I not be a servant, who is thankful for lawsuit panelboards Allah. And now, when we talk about being thankful for law, what do we think we might be thankful on our tongues, but the the real way to be thankful for loss of power with Allah for his name, as far as blessings, is through our actions. And you'll see this is the way the prophet SAW instead of did it with the night prayer, he knows that he is the best of all of mankind.

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He's the see that even Adam, and he knows that that Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven his past sins and his future sins as well. And he knows the true way to be thankful is through offering as much voluntary, acts as possible, even though it was a must. He had to pray the night prayer, but to make it as lengthy as possible, and he says why he said, I've done chokehold on that, why not be a servant who is thankful allihies salatu wa sallam. And when you look at his night prayer, at least that was the lamp, and that which we gain from the night prayer as Muslims. First of all, this is one of the things that we mentioned in another series. The importance of the night prayer is that it

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what how it affects our Eman because it gives us the true occulus it gives the true sincerity and all of our acts of worship. And it strengthens our mind greatly because nobody sees these acts of worship except for a loss of panocha Watada, not like the five daily prayers when everybody sees you praying it. So the class is not at the same level. Also, it teaches us the act of getting up at night, it's actually a form of jihad, because it's not easy to get up and pray at night. So it's this type of very bad this type of act of worship, and actually teaches us to be very strong. Muslims are very strong in our emotion and in our faith in our religion of Islam, because we are

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striving for Allah subhanaw taala so the strings are greatly also when you see, the prophet SAW Selim, how he commanded his companions and then we'll advise them after that, too.

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The night prayer because of how it will affect them in their mind. And we see the effect of the implementation of Islam by the Sahaba. After that as well. After this, the provinces tell him he will pray the two rockets of fudger after the Denver fudger he would pray the two rockets of failure, and then he would sleep on his right side and take a little rest. Not really sleep just gonna take a little rest and supine while you see the ache madness

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is that we're human. We're human in nature. So we need to rest and you'll find even during the day, sometimes when you're working as it came to head deep below fitness, European law to appeal to take a ruler to take a small nap because the Shelton, they do not take rest during the day. So you want to be different from them. This doesn't mean that we have to sleep five hours during the day or even an hour. If you just sometimes just take 10 minutes, sometimes even two minutes, you just get a rest you'll find that you'll get up and you'll be full of energy. So that's what the prophesy centum will do. After a long, strenuous Night of the night prayer. He would take this small rest before he would

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leave and go out for selected fudger Elisa said I'm not sleeping, just resting. So that's important that we benefit from that also in our lives. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will leave for the masjid. He would say Allahumma JAL vlbw Nora, he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to feel his heart, he would ask him to give him

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a llama jolly Nora that he will ask Allah to fill his heart with nor and to give him light and to put light in the front of him in the back of him on the side of him also, so the whole life, the meaning of the do is that your whole life will be no light from Allah subhanho wa Taala and then he will make the do i upon entering the masjid when he would say Bismillah and he would seek refuge in Allah subhana wa tada from a chiffon. And then he would say Allah if tally of waba rotomatic he asked a lot to open his doors and mercy for him, because he is now entering the message. And the message is the place of Rama and the place of Rama, the place to have your sins forgiven the place

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of worship. And for the importance of this in Islam, the prophets of Salaam used to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to open his doors and mercy for him when you insert and then he would answer with his right foot as you mentioned before, and upon leaving, he would leave with his left foot and he will make the Do I have karoge leave in the masjid, which is also to say Bismillah and then he would ask Allah subhana wa Taala he will seek refuge from Allah from Shivani escolar sumanta, Allah to Allah Jimenez, Luca been public, you ask Allah from his father from his favor, because now when you're leaving the masjid, this is when you're going to focus on the affairs of the dunya on working

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and making money. So you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala from his favor or for his favor, so you only have your risk and that which is Hillel, and you have the trophy, the blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the capability Allah enables you to be successful and all of your business transactions. Once you leave, after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray selected fudger it's been confirmed that he would sit in his same sitting remembering the last panel without in the same city that he had prayed in. And that's why I came into Hades when he said that if you sit in your masala, the police where you prayed said the budget. And you were obviously sitting

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there until the shuttle until the sun completely comes out. And then you pray to rakaats that you get the edge of aroma, that you get the measure of aroma and this no doubt is a great reward. And this is encouraging the Muslim during this time, especially to what to reflect or reciting the Quran during this time because this the Quran will feature the work of the real site in the Quran after the budget is one of the most blessed at times. And you'll see through experience that if you try to read your your daily portion of the Quran, your juzo or two or three, whatever you read in one day, that if you do it during this time that you will have Baraka blessing in your day. Also, you will

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have finished the portion that you want to read. But if you put it off all the time, that you will not be successful, and reading that portion how many people and it's just something personally, that I see all the time with myself and I see with my brothers as well, when we sit down and we read the portion that we want to read from hour to hour or from from a mirage of the hill to read it at that time that we are successful during that day.

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But if we put it off during that day, we said we're going to read it later we're going to go rest of this time we're going to do this at that time, that perhaps we do not read the Quran, all during that day, unfortunately, or we read very small portions of the Quran during that day will long

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after this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would make the car The car of a Subbu of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala during the morning time, and these cars are liquid the car is so bad that they're very, very important in the life of a Muslim. And you'll see that the Senate are pious predecessors they used to focus on benefiting from these car and cheerfully slam him Tamia hemolyzed. I mentioned our his email he mentioned that he will also sit

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In his area until like almost sometimes mid date, just remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala and shows them Tamia. He has this teacher of the Imam even though fame, Rahim Allah. And he looked at him even though he said one day that even told me I looked at him. And he said, barely This is Maggie that very This is Maggie that this is my, this is what nourishes me, meaning this is what nourishes my soul, because the human being is created from body and from soul. And this is what nourishes him. So we need these times for a Bader and this time after fudger, like I mentioned, it's a very special time. So we should focus as Muslims on benefiting from this time to stay in the masjid to read the

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Quran into the schroeck, thus benefiting from reading the Quran from the to our from making the ad carosa. So we do not forget them, and also benefiting ourselves from having the reward of praying the tour guides after the shadow of the Shams after the shadow of the sun. When the sun fully sets after that they will get the reward of going, firmer as it came in the hadith of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and we still have more in the day in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam but unfortunately, we're out of time. So until next week's episode, Alo alum was a low selling robotic Elena VIERA Mohammed was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato

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