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Inner Dimensions of Worship
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen A salatu salam ala rasulillah Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Brothers and sisters, welcome to another episode of the inner dimensions of worship. And we have begun to talk about the states and the conditions of our heart and our body during a Salah itself, what sort of state be in during the different actions of worship? Now we come to the sorbitol 30. This is very, very important, but just before that, we first seek refuge with Allah subhanaw taala from a shade time. So this is very important brothers and sisters to think about that. Because when we are saying these words are older, Billahi min, Ash shaytani, r rajim. And there are different
variations of this.
But the essence of it is brothers and sisters to remember and bring to mind that shaytaan is your enemy, that shaytan is the one that he is going to try everything to distract you and to divert your attention away from this state of awareness. And he assured that you spent this time this effort, this mental energy, trying to create this environment where you are now fully attentive, concentrating and focusing the entirety of your being in this beautiful communication between you and Allah subhanaw taala worshiping him as if you are seeing him shaytan is going to do everything he can to try and divert you and take you away from this focus. He's going to whisper things to you.
He's going to try and start trains of thought. So now you are begging Allah, you are asking Allah, you are asking Allah I take refuge with You Allah, I seek shelter, I seek protection. I am taking shelter, protection and refuge with You. Oh Allah, from shaytaan my enemy. It's as if you are saying Allah protect me from this enemy. keep me safe from this enemy who wants to destroy me and take me away from you. So again, brothers and sisters say it like you mean it. ask Allah subhanaw taala beg him because this is your salvation. This is your eternal salvation at stake here. Maybe this is your last prayer. Imagine Think of it as being your last prayer. So then how will you ask Allah protect
me, I take refuge with you from shaytaan the rejected so as shaitan was rejected, you and me should also reject shaytaan we should take him as an enemy and not take him as a friend. So all of this should come to mind brothers and sisters when we are saying all the
time. Now we start with sorbitol Fatiha the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would really emphasize the importance of reciting Surah Al Fatiha in the prayer to the extent that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said there is no prayer for the one who did not recite in it the opening chapter. So according to some scholars, if you do not recite Surah Fatiha in the prayer it's not valid you must at least recite Surah Fatiha in another saying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the prayer is not sufficient in which a man does not recite the opening of the book unmarketable Al Fatiha, he also said that he who performs a prayer in which he does not recite the
opening of the book, then it is deficient it is deficient it is incomplete. So according to many scholars reciting sorbitol Fatiha is the rochen it's one of the pillars of the prayer. Without it the prayer is invalid. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even in one Hadith he said that Allah, the blessing and exalted has said
I have divided the prayer between me and my servant. So Allah is saying, I have divided the prayer between me and my servant. So that means that Allah and you'll see that this hadith or this hadith could see is talking about sort of it. So the point here is that Allah described sort of sorbitol fattier as the Sala he made it almost he made it really equal with the Salah. This shows the importance of this surah in the Salah. I have divided the prayer between myself and my servant in two halves. Half is for me, and half is for my servants, and my servants shall have what he asked for. So Surah Fatiha. Yes, it is a surah of the Quran. But it is certainly full of the art of asking
Allah subhanaw taala as we will see, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when the servant says al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Allah says, My servant has praised me. And when the servant says R Rahman Rahim, Allah says, My servant has extolled me. And when the servant says Maliki Yeoman Deen, Allah the Exalted says, My servant has glorified me. The servant says, he cannot do what he can to stay in. It is you alone we worship and You alone, we ask for help. He says, This is between me and my servant. And my servant shall have what he has asked for. The servant says. Then also almost pay him serata Latina and I'm ta la him. hiral Malibu biale him waterboard lien. So
guidance to the straight path, the path of those whom you have favored, not of those who receive your anger, no of those who go astray. He says, All of these are for my servant, and my servant shall have what he asked for. He also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say that Allah did not reveal in the Torah or the Injeel anything like the mother of the Quran, which is salted fattier, it is the seven oft repeated and the grand recitation which have been bestowed upon me. So this is how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would describe sorbitol Fatiha so it has a lofty status. These are beautiful and noble and fantastic verses. It is something we have to read or we have to
recite in our prayer. And as the Prophet said that Allah said, this sort of Tel Fatiha is divided into two bits one bit is for Allah subhanaw taala, praising and extolling Allah subhanaw taala. And the other bit is a type of da which the servant makes for Allah subhanaw taala. So brothers and sisters, let us spend a bit of time in sha Allah to Allah. And let us go through certain Fatiha and let us understand it a bit more deeply because this quality is very important of understanding what you're saying in your prayers is very, very important. So we need to understand what we're saying we need to comprehend what we're saying because this is our communication with Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So first of all, we start with Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is due to Allah brothers and sisters, let us think about this or anything and everything which a person praises something else for in reality, call the praise is due to Allah because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who created it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who provided all the means for this thing to be able to exist. So definitely, all praises due to Allah and praises due to Allah brothers and sisters, under every single circumstances. We should always say Alhamdulillah Allah holy hell. All praise is due to Allah under all circumstances, whether the situation seems to be good or bad for us
still all praises due to Allah subhanaw taala because these prayers are five times every day either if you are traveling
You are sick, or you are fighting in battle, you still have to find time to say the prayer and in the pray you say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. So in every circumstance, whether you are healthy or not, whether you are with money or not always the praises do to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is because brothers and sisters, everything that happens to the believer is good. Everything that happens to the believer is good. If some bounty or some blessing comes to the believer, it's good for them, because why they feel grateful and thank Allah. But if some difficulty or some calamity or some hardship happens, this is also good. Because through this Allah subhanho wa Taala exploits the
person sins, He raises the levels engender, and allows them to reach a position in paradise which they would not have been able to reach just through their deeds or otherwise. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, he puts the believer through these things and everything, everything that happens to the believer is good. Everything that happens to the believer is good. And this is only for the believer. So All praise is due to Allah, all the time, under every circumstances are rubbed in the alameen. What does a rub rub the word rub means? It means Lord, it means also cherisher and provider. So it is not only Lord in the sense of the ruler, whose laws have to be followed, and who
has to be obeyed. Rob is also it has the meaning of something that cares for that which is under its lordship. So it's not just the word but it's a caring Lord, a Lord that cares for the creation that nourishes it that provides for it that sustains it. So Allah is the rub, and he is the rub of what I mean he is the rub of everything that exists of all creation of All the Worlds alameen is all of the worlds. So we'll take a short break and we'll continue with discussing
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Welcome back brothers and sisters as salaam aleikum, we are discussing and going through and explaining the meaning of skeleton Fatiha, this very, very important and essential component of our Salah to understand what we mean. So we talked about and handled in the heat of Rob Bella Halloween. So brothers and sisters just opening with these beautiful words of praising Allah, all the praises due to Allah Lord of all the worlds. It reminds us that we human beings are just one of many, many creatures, all of whom, oh, gratitude and thankfulness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah Subhana Allah, this is a hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen All praise is due to Allah the Lord, the nourishing
the Sustainer of the worlds and then we are reminded of two of the names of Allah subhanaw taala R Rahman, r Rahim, Allah human, this is the Most Merciful. This is the rahima of Allah subhanaw taala. The Rama of Allah extends to every single creature and to every single human being, whether they obey and submit to Allah or not Subhana Allah, despite the fact that there are human beings who disbelieve in Allah, who rebelled against Allah, who do not follow His guidance, who purposefully willingly knowingly choose to turn away from the truth and the guidance that Allah Allah, Allah has given more than that they insult Allah, they insult Allah they deny Allah, yet Allah still feeds
them, close them, gives them air to breathe, nourishes them, protects them. This is the rahima of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the Rama of Allah, how great is the Rama of Allah subhana wa Tada. This is a man. And then all Rahim is a very, very specific type of mercy. And this the scholars have explained, is a type of mercy that is particular for the believers. And we've already mentioned everything that happens to the believers is good. So for anyone who is following the guidance of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, there is a particular type of mercy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah subhanaw taala has mercy is divided into 100 parts. One part of Allah's mercy
is evident in this creation. So the evidence of this Mercy of Allah is even the animals you will find that the Mother dear for example, will you know lift her foot not to hurt her child, just this simple acts that you find amongst animals, this is part of the the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala in the creation, but 99 pots, Allah has saved for his believing servants on the Day of Judgment. So there is a special type of mercy that is very particular for the believer. And this is a Rahim. This is how some scholars have described it the most merciful, and the particularly merciful, so is there is the general Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala and then there is the specific Mercy of Allah subhanaw
taala which is for the believers, and that mercy brothers and sisters is manifest and obvious. To anyone who sincerely follows Islam, they will see how this guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala will transform their life will make their life better in myriad of Subhanallah often even incomprehensible ways. So this is all part of the specific Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala that the believer experiences and the believer tastes it's something that one experiences so how about and then Subhanallah we recite Maliki Yeoman team Maliki Yama, demons the Master of the Day of Judgment, Yama de means the Day of Judgment. That is the day when Allah subhanaw taala will judge us but
before we go to that, let's think about master and owner because isn't Allah subhanaw taala the master and owner of everything Of course he is. But what it means here brothers and sisters, is that in this life in this world, some people are under the illusion that they are masters. They are under the illusion they are masters. You find people call themselves King
King's how Allah subhanaw taala said, He will be so angry with those people who call themselves King of Kings on a day of judgment. He will say I am the king, I am the king, where are the kings of the world? Now? This is Maliki Ahmed Dean, you see, because on the Day of Judgment, although yes, even in this reality, now Allah is the king, but people in this life can get away with the illusion. They imagined that they are kings, on the day of judgment, no one is going to be in any doubt whatsoever. No one is going to be able to imagine even briefly, that they have any kingship over anything. All such illusions will be shattered on the Day of Judgment. So this is what it means that Allah is the
king, Allah is the master, Allah is the owner, whatever you think you have nothing because on the Day of Judgment, brothers and sisters, and we have to bring these things to mind when we were reciting Maliki Ahmed didn't remember this, we will be naked, we will be barefoot. We will be uncircumcised, nothing brothers and sisters, all your money, all your goods, your house, your car, your clothes, you will have none of that with you on the Day of Judgment, nothing. It's all left behind. And we are in front of Allah. And then we will comprehend. Truly, who is the owner of everything, that there is not one thing that you have, not even the clothes to cover your back. A
lot is in control of everything he always is even now, but there will be no imagining. no illusions, no one will be under any illusions. Who is the owner who is the master. This is the day of judgment, reciting this brothers and sisters makes us think, think about death. Think about that day you will stand in front of Allah you are accountable. This is the day when Allah will ask you about everything, every atoms, weight of good, every atoms weight of evil that you have done, you will know about it Maliki or Medina. Let all of these thoughts and more come to your heart and your mind when you recite these words. So when we know that Allah is the rub, He is the creator of the
universe. He is the maintainer of the universe. He is the Lord and the cherisher and the nourish and Sustainer of Al amin, and he is a human and he is a Rahim and he is the master and the Owner of the Day of Judgment, what follows from that? What follows from that he yercaud. Now our Buddha, because reason and common sense will tell anybody who thinks about these facts, that the consequence of knowing all of this is that he subhanho wa Taala alone. Allah is the only one who is worthy of our worship. He is the one who is worthy of our worship in the Salah T one no so key well Matt, Yolanda Merton, Linda here, Robin II, let me say that my prayer and my sacrifice of my life and my death, it
is all for Allah, the Lord of the worlds worship is due to Allah subhanaw taala alone because he is the rub. He is the Lord. He is the Creator. He is the Master of the Day of Judgment. So why would you worship something or anything other than Allah, it has no permanence. It has no real power, it has no real ability. Money doesn't really have the power to make you happy. The power is with Allah, the idols and the priests and the imaginary gods that you have, they have no real power, none of them, the power and the strength and the ability is with Allah. So ear canal Voodoo, and what is the essence of Ebola the essence of Ebola is da to ask that is why what year conus and you alone? Do we
ask for help? We only ask a lot, you a lot of a one that we asked for help, we seek help from Allah subhana wa Taala he is the one we supplicate to he is the one we make da and this itself he cannot aboda he can stain is in itself. A reminder that we should worship Allah alone, singling him out for worship, and that we make to our to him we asked him and we should not feel shy to ask Allah subhanaw taala even for the most insignificant may seem insignificant. Even a shoelace. Allah loves, loves us to ask him loves us to ask him. He actually is angry when his servant does not ask him. This is in contradiction to the people of the world. The people of this life people in this life
hate to be bothered Why are you bothering me? Why are you asking me Subhana Allah Allah subhanaw taala
loves that people should ask him he loves that people should plead and beg and request from him and they should plead and beg and request from him alone. This is something that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to teach his companions, this level of tawakkol. This level of trust and reliance upon Allah He used to take they are the oath of allegiance from his companions, that they would not ask anyone for anything so even one of them would be riding his cowboys horse, he would drop his crop you know the thing that you hit the camel with or the horse to make it go faster, he will drop he will not ask anyone can you possibly like crop No, he will get down from his mount
himself and pick it up. He will not ask anyone for anything. Brothers and sisters, this is a deep level of course of tawakkol of trusting Allah subhanaw taala and all of these things and more are all implied when we say he cannot do what he can to stay. So in sha Allah, brothers and sisters implement this practice this we will discuss this further in the next episode. Until then, Salaam Alaikum.