Channel: Abu Abdissalam
A lecture highlighting the grave consequences of leaving the prayer, and how we should establish the prayer and become steadfast upon it. The speaker discusses (according to the Quran and Sunah) whether the one who leaves the prayer is a Muslim, or has left the fold of Islam?
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Allah to Allah
tells us in the Quran
in the beginning,
at the beginning of
near the very beginning of the Quran.
Allah tells us the story when
Adam was created,
and Allah subhanaw taala ordered the angels to prostrate,
frustrated to album.
And this was a frustration of 1000s of magnification. It wasn't the frustration of Iran.
And this type of frustration,
such as traveling was something that was abrogated off to the coming of the messenger of a loss of a loved one incident.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered the angels at that time
to other Muslims salatu salam,
but such as
so they all prostrating
they're all frustrated without exception, except in my beliefs, except for a beliefs, shape on the devil
was stuck on our cannon and caffeine.
He refused to prostrate
he was proud and haughty.
And therefore he was off the disbelievers
so from the very essence, or from the very beginning,
Allah subhanho wa Taala
when he ordered
the angels to prostrates
when Idris refused, to prostrate to other
this frustration of magnification.
Allah subhanho wa Taala made him of the lonely ones, made him of those
from whom we seek, about whom we seek refuge in Allah
and made him of those who are the rejected
hold because you refuse to Prostrate to Adam.
Here it believes
in the company of the angels.
And Allah orders him to Prostrate to Adam is not a frustration of a garden. It is not a pot stration which signifies worship because of course, all worship belongs to Allah alone. But it was a frustration
But yet, when he believes refuse
when he refused, he was of the disbelievers.
So I asked, what about those who refuse to prostrate to oblige me?
What about those whom, when they read the Koran,
and they know that it is obligatory upon the Muslims, to pray five times a day, to prostrate, terrible irony, to Lord of the worlds, not the frustration of magnification, but a prostration of Avada of worship.
What about those who refuse this type of frustrations a lot
if it bleeds, became of the lowly ones. And he knew that a lot existed because he's, he is being the hippo or he is being addressed by Allah. And he addresses a lot himself. He says, Oh, my lord.
Oh, my Lord, give us five.
So he knows I'm like this. He knows that ally is his loved his Lord.
Refuse to prostrate.
So what about those,
they know that Allah exists. They know that Allah is their hub.
And they know that they have come, they have been commanded to pray five times a day to Allah, the frustration of a brother.
So how long have they been in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala.
So my lecture today inshallah will be about the prayer a time to pray.
And it will be divided into three parts. The first part will talk very briefly about some of the virtues of prayer.
In the second part, we look at the ruling the fulcrum of the one who does not pray,
is he a Muslim? Is he
What is his ruling in the sight of Allah subhana wa diamond. And then in the third part of this lecture, inshallah, we will look at practical ways in how we can be steadfast in our prayers and how we can guard our friends.
So they have turned to the first part, some of the virtues of salon. I don't want to take too much time because perhaps many of us already know some of these virtues.
But the first and foremost virtues I'd like to highlight, is the very fact that this obligation, the obligation of the prayer,
was not obliged,
upon the Muslim Ummah was a profit operation and was in this on the earth.
there was a very special journey known as El Mirage, the ascending
and the truth is, I said, I'm ascended to the seventh heaven.
he addressed or he was addressed by Allah Subhana, WA Ireland, above this in the seven heavens,
at that point,
was the salon obligated upon the roof and
so this shows the great nature and the great greatness of this salon.
Secondly, was the first obligation made upon this Omen, it will came before
it came before the hij before all the obligations that have is which are
the first obligation upon the Muslim Ummah is a Salam. And in fact, this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he sent
messengers and giraffe
cooling people to
like more of a longer angle. He said to them,
he said some wires in particular, on wires you are going to people from the move the People of the Book, the Christians and the Jews.
So that's the first thing you could call to be the Shahada. Lama.
And if they obey you in that, then tell them that Allah has obligated upon them the five daily prayers.
So it's the first thing that a person is obligated with, when takes the Shahada law in the law.
Likewise, it is the first action that is to be judged on the day of judgment
of the of the Shahada and Allah Allah. It is, of course, the second pillar of Islam.
And hence, the province of mycelium spoke about Islam being built upon five things, the first being the Shahada, the testimony of faith. And the second being the pillar of the prayer, the five times.
In fact, if we were to analyze the Quran, and some of the scholars of all half, they found that there is no obligation there's no form of worship, that is mentioned in the Quran more than Salah. And follow, according to some scholars, has been mentioned in the Quran over 84 times over 80 times in the Quran
is an obligation,
which does not cease when a person is ill, he still has to pray,
if he can stand but he must pray standing, if you can sit, he must sit and he cannot stand and he should.
If he cannot sit, he can pray line down, if he cannot even move any of his limbs, but his eyes, then he should even pray with his eyes.
So this shows that the prayer is an obligation that does not see if a person is a traveler, he still has to pray.
If a person is on a journey, he still has to pray. It is obligatory upon males of the oma is obligatory upon females, it is obligatory on the free people from the unknown, and it's obligatory upon the slaves,
upon the resident and on the traveler, the healthy and the ill, and the rich and the poor. There is no other obligation
from the actions that is obligatory in all, in almost all circumstances, in a person's life.
Also, it is one of the it is the last thing that vanishes from this beam, before the day of judgment, as we know, will be lifted eventually. And the people, the last thing that will vanish is the salon. For most people, eventually they won't even know about the obligation of the salon.
Last night, tells us in the Quran, about the Salah in the five to 10 Han and Sasha,
this Salah this prayer, it stops a person from committing immoral things from immorality and wrongdoing.
The 10th benefit that we can mention or the virtue is that it is the dearest deeds of law. In fact, the mystery of a loved one for them was asked
for their love around who he said they are still alive law. Civil Law is what is the dearest action to a law. And so the police Washington replied, that it is to offer the Salah at the appropriate time, early times.
Another thing another virtue is that when a person prays,
then his sins are forgiven.
The thing that he committed between two friends of forgiveness. In fact, before Solomon, Solomon said that if a person performs ablution correctly, and then all perfectly and offers a compulsory congregational prayer, then Allah will forgive his sins committed between that prayer and the next. And this is reported by
Likewise, the talks are wonderful and he asked if there was a river in front of somebody's house
and a person but Dave's in that river five times a day. Will there be any dirt left on him? And they replied, The Companions replied, No or messenger, voila, the person baits five times a day. Of course, he will not have any dirt left on him. The profits lightened and said likewise
The small things that a person commits.
But yes, he prays five times a day, those five prayers, we wash away those things.
So these are just some of the benefits, of course, we can carry on looking at some of the virtues and the benefits of prayer.
But the next thought, or the second part of this lecture, is something that I would like to highlight, because it's not something that we often hear. And that is about the ruling of the one who does not pray
was the first point we mentioned is that any individual
who rejects the obligation of the prayer, he says, it is not obligatory upon me to pray, this person is a disbeliever, by the consensus of all the Muslims are the consensus scholars in Islam, if you reject the obligations of the prayer,
even if he actually prays five times a day, but then he points he says, I don't actually believe it to be obligatory, then this person has made what is known as land, he has made the living off of the breath.
And this person is a disbeliever, without any objection from any Muslim scholars,
the next thing,
or the next category of people,
of those people, and this is very prevalent, unfortunately, in the Muslim Ummah,
are those people who do not pray
out of laziness, or neglect.
Then there are two main opinions among scholars, one group of scholars,
and this was the opinion of the Sahaba.
The recorded opinion of the Sahaba. And it is also the opinion of majority of the author, majority of the center. In general, only Muslim scholars as a material says,
and this opinion was that the person who does not pray out of neglect or out of being lazy, then this person is a disbeliever. According to this opinion,
the second opinion amongst the group of scholars and we'll look at the evidence is in a minute.
The second opinion amongst the group of scholars
and this was the beginning of the latter day scholars have majority of blackface columns, they held that the one who does not pray is still a Muslim,
is still in Islam. But in an Islamic State, according to this group of scholars, even though he's still a Muslim, this person, if he refuses to pray, often, by the the halifa, then this person is still a Muslim, but he should be killed, according to this opinion. And the third opinion, which is a branch of the second opinion, and that is held by a very minority of scholars, that is, he is still a Muslim, and is not going to be killed if he refuses to pray.
If we look at these opinions, three main opinions, one group of scholars said that he should be killed as a disbeliever.
an apostate, of course, this is an Islamic State, I'm not an encouraging Buddhist, okay, that should be clear.
And this is opinion with discussing a fifth key issue here.
And that is the first opinion that this person is an apostate. And he will not
this opinion is an apostate according to the first opinion, and he should not be buried alongside the Muslims and so on and so forth. And all the rules of Apostasy apply to this person.
This was, as I said, the opinion of the Sahaba.
The second opinion,
I repeat, is the one that a person who does not pray is still a Muslim, but he should be killed in an Islamic State. And just like, according to Islamic law, the fornicator the adulterer, adulteress, is stoned to death in the same way according to this opinion. The person who doesn't pray would be put to the sword.
And the third opinion, minority of scholars,
including a honeypot have
held that this person is still a Muslim and is not to be killed, but he used to be jailed for a period and they differ and some of them said six months and so on and so forth.
We look at the evidences of the Quran and Sunnah
The strongest opinion seems to be the first opinion. And that is the person who does not afraid. This person is no longer a Muslim.
And this was the opinion of the great Sahaba including, and there are specific narrations from I've been given for the month,
from Amr evidence of the local calamity, from evilness of the lungs and some, I think 17 of the companions of the Messenger of Allah.
And then from the timing and from the other sellers who have been involved in a mathematical
way happen and so on and so forth.
And as I said, this is the opinion of the majority of the seller.
If we look in the Quran,
and the Sunnah will find that this opinion is supported.
about the people of Paradise,
they will ask the people of hell
they will say, nostril aka comfy soccer, what is it that made you go into the Hellfire? What is the thing that you did? What is a sin that you did?
that drove you to the hellfire.
The first thing they reply on the left to mean and most only the first thing that he replies you will not have those who prayed
we will not have those who prayed. And there are few other ions in the Quran that give the same meaning.
From the sooner we will find the profits on the line for themselves.
In the vein, originally, we're buying a coffee, we'll shift it up the salon,
between a man and Cooper and ship is the leaving off of the price.
So leaving aside the actual
opinions, whether the person is a disbeliever or not, the very fact that a person leaves off the prayer, the profit or loss of a loved one is seldom caused this Cooper and shift this belief and polytheism
likewise, and of course a lot is in a lot of English Luckily, we have through Medina, sure that Allah doesn't forgive that a person commits polytheism with him
with all of the associated partners, but he forgives other than that to whomsoever He forgives what is less than to conserve animals. So of course the prophets license them here called the action of leaving the prayer as cooperation
in another nation, the province of Iceland. He says, I love the vein and avena masala from Antarctica, half of God careful that the covenant between us and them and he's talking about the disbelievers is the prayer. So whosoever needs it, then he has disbelieved for kotka.
Again, this shows the great the the magnitude of this leaving off of the prayer
in another generation, and perhaps this is a very strong generation.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was in a gathering. And we find that
in this gathering, the Sahaba and the province of Iceland got up to pray,
all except one of the Sahaba
for the love of time.
So all the Sahaba they prayed with the prophets of Allah.
And then the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim replied, Afterwards, he said to disarm you did not pray with them. Why didn't you pray? Why did you pray with us?
Are you not a Muslim man?
Are you not a Muslim man? Is this why you didn't pray with us?
rather, I am a Muslim or messenger of Allah. Some law.
But I have already prayed at home with my family. I'd already prayed with my family.
So this heavy
shows. It's like a person saying, why are you not moving? Are you not alive?
The licensor, why didn't you pray? You're not Muslim. Meaning that if you were a Muslim, you would pray. And if you weren't a Muslim, that's the reason why you wouldn't pray. Why are you moving Are you know, are you alive? Why are you talking? Are you dumb? You know, in this kind of way.
In another generation, the prophets lie Selim spoke about the one who got
whoever God his prayers, he will have the light and truth and safety on the Day of Judgment.
And whosoever does not
have the life nor safety, nor proof nor safety, but on the Day of Judgment, he will be with Korean and Korean is one of the enemies of Muslims.
And he will be with Pharaoh, the founder, of course, the one who said Allah, Allah Allah, that I am no Lord the most Hi,
you will be with a man who is one of the ministers of Pharaoh, the one who Pharaoh himself said,
Pharaoh said to him,
build me a staircase up to the heavens, so I can see the lord of Moses.
And you will be with a very, very different color. And this was one of the most shocking of Makkah for the enemies of the Prophet of Allah sallallahu sallam.
Again, leave was the issue of whether the person is a Muslim or not. But the very fact that he will be
in the company, or he will be among Pharaoh,
the one who claimed that he is the Lord, the Most High.
Who of us would want to be of those in the lions amongst the life of Pharaoh, on the day of judgment
in another generation, the prophets of law, for instance, spoke about
that we should not rebel against the Muslim rulers
unless we see Cofer Booyah, unless we see clear crystal clear, an ambiguous cover.
But in some narrations, he allowed the Muslims to rebel against the rulers. If they did not establish the prayer, they did not pray.
So here you can see that one example of kooperative was a clear and ambiguous cover is the actual is the living off of the prayer.
Regarding the issue of the Sahaba,
who he narrated, the Sahaba did not see any action, the leaving of which taking a person outside the fold of Islam, except the leaving of of the prayer
accepts the leaving of the present.
So again, this shows that the companions the Messenger of Allah,
that they have in HMR, according to many scholars, a consensus that the person who doesn't pray, he is actually an apostate outside the phone of Islam.
Now, the objective of this lecture was not to give a knowledge based on your reputation and look at all the different opinions and so on and so forth. But if we just ponder over the Hadith that we just mentioned,
then we will find
the magnitude of this issue and we find Muslims regularly missing,
regularly missing the salon.
Can you imagine that this is the very thing
that the prophet SAW a lot is remade as a distinction between a man and Cofer and
a person a Muslim on one hand,
and disbelief and polytheism. On the other hand, what is the distinction? The distinction is the leaving of of the present.
Is it imaginable? Is it conceivable that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam made just a simple major sin? This great distinction between Cofer and Eman between the people of the paradise
and the people who abide in the Hellfire forever and ever and
imagine that the person if this opinion is correct, then the person who doesn't pray
if he is a non Muslim,
if he has been taken outside the fold of Islam, then the whole of the month of Ramadan is false, are nullified, fruitless
throughout the year, the charges that he gives,
is null and void the hatch that he performs
would be null and void if he died in this state.
that because of a person not guarding his five prayers, if he ends up in this state, being next affair on the Day of Judgment, the day where he will be barefoot, naked, uncircumcised.
And there won't be any helpers on that.
There won't be any money to give away.
But yeah, this person is not standing amongst the Muslims. He's not standing amongst a
he's not standing with the Messenger of Allah.
But he's standing in the other direction he's standing around
and his companions.
I asked ourselves, How easy is it
to make to establish the five daily prayers? How much? How difficult is it to just
how difficult is it
to just spend a few minutes
five times a day to observe the obligatory press at the minimum.
And this seems to be the opinion.
A small law even held that if a person misses one intention,
listen carefully. The objective is not to see what is the stronger opinion and so on and so forth. But let's just imagine for a moment that this opinion happens to be the strongest opinion
according to Mr. Ashman
in one generation, that he held, that the person who misses one thread
neglecting that breath.
He knew the time had come in, and he watched the time go out. And he didn't go in praying.
And this person is no longer Muslim, into the fold of Islam.
But this doesn't mean that we go around quoting people comfortable this person is not a Muslim. And this is not the objective here. This is not the objective unknowability for you and I to perform this. This ruling, this is for the scholars.
But objective here is to look at the great nature of this prayer. And the very fact that it is considered such a major sin that it could take a person outside the fold of Islam.
A person who continues today we find
that many people, they regularly miss the fudger prayer.
Even people that are now on appearance look practicing, perhaps they have a big beard, and they dress in third or whatever. Maybe some of the cities were involved and whatever. But some
it's come to my attention that some people they regularly miss the budget
on a regular basis.
And when I asked I did a little survey of my own,
asking some brothers, his brothers about his smartphone.
And some people have even given up trying to get out of the budget.
Okay, if the person he sets his alarm clock, he buys an extra loud alarm clock, he gets his friends to phone him up to wake up.
And he asked his other friends down the road to knock on his door and make as much noise as they can in order
make as much noise to wake him up.
And then he happens to sleep in and it happens very irregularly. once in a blue.
Then finally, this person inshallah will be excused on the Day of Judgment.
But the woman who doesn't even attempt to get off persona,
he doesn't attempt that he talks in the lecture theatre at university or college. He doesn't attempt to leave the lecture theatre in order to play.
Not going to university. We have examinations and examinations before and by law in this country. By law, you are allowed to get our country when the time
in some places in the world they are not allowed to pray.
In some places in the world, people are tortured. Because of their Deen the companions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had to hide in the period of Makkah, they have to hide their prayer. And
the British government allow us to pray and it is part of the law, freedom of religion,
freedom of speech. And yes, we don't make that special effort to get up and pray.
We have alarm clocks, we have telephones, my brothers and sisters, what excuse do we have?
What excuse are we gonna bring to Allah subhana wa tada that we neglected the brand
that we were, we didn't care about.
If we were told that tomorrow morning, you get if you get off, and you walk outside your house 100 meters. And the if you get there, by a certain time, you get a check of a million pounds, then I will almost guarantee that every single person in this room would make such an effort to get that check, like no person has ever made that.
This is we should ask ourselves, the effort that we make to get up and go to school and university on time.
And go to work on time.
But when it comes to the prayer,
we don't make that. In fact, one brother told me that he used to pray.
And he would, he will not get up late
every day. So he
prefer to leave everything
And then you go to work and come back
say nine o'clock from work, you pray to God,
all in one go.
This is not guarding the premise.
This is not guarding the press. We don't throw a proof alight on the Day of Judgment.
In actuality, this person has lost the time of the friend and the prophets license and that the one who misses the prayer is like he has lost his lost his whole belongings and his family. Rough translation of the meaning of the city.
So this issue of the price to be deemed right. In fact, one person told me
he said that he went to somebody's house.
And he was finished in time. So this elderly child
he woke this brother up for soccer. But then he said to him, he said to this brother, the visitor.
He said, when you make sure you don't make too much noise
because the children will get up. The children are sneaky. So they tiptoeing around the house.
God says, to use the bathroom to pray slowly, making sure that the door doesn't bang. Open the top says only drapes, no noise.
So the children
because children are sleeping
And then they went back to sleep. Woke up later on in the day in the morning.
And the brother was telling me how he met his children.
The children who were sleeping was 17 and 18 years old.
17 and 18 years old.
on the Day of Judgment,
according to many scholars, that every single prayer that a person misses, according to many scholars, that a person has to make up that for him
in his lifetime.
Let's say this person became mature at the age of 12 or 13. And he's 17 and 18. Five years, four or five years of prayers he has to make it this
is his mercy
is a mercy that he died he died at the age of 17. And he hadn't prayed. And perhaps he fell into the, into this opinion, a person who doesn't pray in the disbelief of His mercy.
We should train our children at a young age, at the age of seven, we should train them according to the bison.
train them to
get them used to train them by the age of 10. Islam
advises that we should smash the children. If they don't, to get them into the habit, just like you would smash your children.
If they, for example, picked up alcohol and started to drink it and they refused, they
would, you know, smack them who would not smack their children attend if they wanted to drink alcohol.
But alcohol is a major sin.
But leaving off of the prayer
is crucial that takes a person outside of the fold of Islam.
The final part of this lecture
we'll look at some of the practical ways in which we can use in order to be steadfast in our prayer.
First and foremost, firstly, we must have a firm resolve a firm resolve in our hearts that we are definitely going to pray, say insha Allah,
we're not going to miss a single Salaam today, inshallah.
This firm resolve has to be in the heart.
It's no use, giving up.
Everybody, many people find it hard to pray, you're not the only one in this country. I find it hard to pray sometimes to get up in the cold and the water's cold. Everybody sometimes gets those feelings, it's hard to free.
Everybody will get those feelings but one has to make a sincere
resolve make a special effort.
The second thing, as I mentioned earlier, for I alluded to earlier, is that we must use every means possible to make us remember about the press. I mean, nowadays, you have compilers and you know,
whatever else I packs or whatever, you've got alarm clocks, you've got to watch
the times and whatever we should try. And if you spend 3040 pounds, regardless, watch, in order with the intention of trying to get up for budget. And finally, remember, remind yourself
that every penny of that 30 pounds will be
rewarded for in Sharla.
often friends, and hanging around in good company hanging around being in the presence of good companies, those who pray, leave the bad company, leave those who don't pray, leave.
They're not going to do you any good whatsoever.
Unless you can advise them to come and pray. And if your advice after a while is leaving you is making us depress the economy.
So at this point,
we invoice this company as a promise.
made a similitude of the life that we live in is between those who are righteous, good company
that even if you don't buy this perfume you end up smelling
Thirdly, we should make a mug or Fukumoto me.
You know, submit you ask
me and I'll respond.
And he moves on? And is it conceivable that Allah
could burden us with this press.
And if we're sincere, we're unable to grant it's not conceivable, that will mean to us and
we will definitely be
forcibly we should learn the meanings of the press from Surah Fatiha and so on and so forth. This is why we should know what we are thinking alone. We shouldn't just recite the power of fashion. We should know what we are saying in the Presence of Allah.
We should look at some of the virtues of the prayer for example, the prophets items that he who observes as
an author will intergender Allahu Akbar, the one who gets offended when he prays. He will intention This is a promise
In the corporate spies and said he even performs the law, between the rising of the sun before the rising of the sun. And before he said he will not enter the house, another promise from the message.
And so, there are many, many things that perhaps we could do, we should increase our knowledge about last time and put ourselves when we pray as though we are facing the Hellfire and facing part of us.
We should imagine that we are in the very company of Allah Subhana Allah, and then inshallah we would eventually love to pray,
who essentially love to pray about Allah make us of the mousseline those who got their prayers the regular and asked Allah to make, especially the budget read easily upon the dominance of ally in southern Alaska is to save us from any kind of standing next to people I asked for was for the United States with the Sahaba and the messenger bot last Hello, love audience seven on the day of judgment and agendas of photos of an art in Africa and North Africa.