Taraweeh Prayers – The Night prayers during Ramadan
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al Hamdulillah Hello, I've been alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While led or sabi Germaine all praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as follows my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. And last lesson, we spoke about the main activity of the day of Ramadan, and that is fasting. That's the main activity of the day. Today in Sha Montana, I wanted to speak to you about the main activity of the nights of Ramadan, and that is LP. LP. pm means the night prayer.
And more specifically, I want to speak about solid theologische the tarawih prayers and we'll discuss that in a bit of detail in sha Allah who Dianna
my brothers and sisters in Islam, who was Subhan Allah, we realize
from the authentic Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the same reward was mentioned for both fasting the days of Ramadan, and praying the nights of Ramadan. This is the hadith of avoidably Allahu anhu, that is found in Sahih al Bukhari or Muslim, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said mon Sol model Nibbana, amen and what the serban orfila level met the condominium Bay. That was the reward for fasting that whoever fasts automobil, on
out of the faith and seeking the reward from Allah, Allah will forgive his previous sins. And the exact same Hadith is mentioned for whoever prays the nights of Ramadan. So in the vehcile, Allahu alayhi wa sallam said,
Men are more or more Varna, ie men and YT, seven orfila level matter, but the moment them be same words, whoever prays the nights of Ramadan out of faith, I'll explain this later on, and seeking the reward of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then his previous sins are forgiven. And so Subhanallah we find that Yanni, the question that we ask is, the reward was equal, the reward was equal for fasting the days of Ramadan, and praying the nights of Ramadan.
So the reward was not equal, because the night prayer is similar to fasting. I mean, the fasting is the obligation. And this is much more rewarding when the night pray the night prayers only asuna. So how were they equal in reward concerning Yanni, this hadith that we mentioned
an earlier man or hammer home Allah, the scholars, they said that the night prayer carried a huge reward. And it was similar to the fasting because we're speaking about the night prayer during Ramadan. This is not just a normal night prayer, this is a night prayer during the Ramadan. So it carried this kind of heavy reward, and huge reward of ofera level methoxetamine thembi, that all the previous sins will be forgiven. And we'll speak a little later about the the other rewards for Salah taraweeh. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, let's understand what is the connection between fasting and the night prayer? What is the connection and the relationship between these two? You see
fasting during the day? What does it do? One of the main things it does is that it cleans the heart It purifies the heart. Fasting purifies the heart.
And the heart is being purified for what reason in preparation for the poor and that you will be reciting or listening to during the night prayer in Salah telawi. So this is the relationship the fasting during the day, it's preparing this heart, it's purifying, it's washing, it's cleansing it so that by the time it's night, and you're standing insulated away, or you're praying alone at home, the heart is cleansed, it's pure, it's ready for the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be received. And,
of course, what proves this even more is that when I ask you a question, what is the purpose of fasting? We all know that Allah subhanho wa Taala said that the purpose of fasting is to attain taqwa. lolicon, that the boon. So fasting qualifies you for the level of taqwa. it qualifies you for the level of discipline. And so during the day, you're earning a Doppler, meaning your obedience to Allah sosial is increasing. And your disobedience of Allah is decreasing. That's the meaning of taqwa.
So you're at a high level of taqwa by the end of the day of Ramadan.
And if your level of taqwa is high, that means your heart is ready to accept the guidance of the Quran. Why? Because Allah subhanho wa Taala when he described the plan, he said Valley, Calcutta buena de Buffy houden lynmouth takim. When Allah describe the Quran, he described it and he said, it is a guidance for the mood, the clean, meaning only the Buddha clean only the righteous, they will benefit from the guidance of the Quran. So the question is, if I want to benefit from the guidance of the Quran, I must be from the terpene. I must have Taqwa. And how do I increase my doc work? How do I attain taqwa? By fasting? Because we already mentioned that the main purpose of fasting is to
attain taqwa. So now you put these two things together, that the urn offers guidance for the clean the clean will benefit from the guidance and how to increase your taqwa is through fasting. So this is the strong relationship between fasting the days and praying the nights on La Harlem. Okay, what I wanted to share with you now is a Hadith, which I mentioned earlier, the hadith of Allah one in when the rissalah Mohali, who seldom said, Man Paul mamajuana, amen and what the seven ofera level met the optimum in them be that whoever prays the nights of Ramadan out of faith, I'm going to explain all this, why the servant seeking the reward from Allah, what reward Are you seeking will
explain this warfare Allah who met Adam among them be the grand prize is that his previous sins are forgiven? So let's look at the beginning of this hadith man karma Ramadan whoever prays the night prayers of Ramadan
now how do we achieve praying the nights of Ramadan what is meant by this? Let's get into a lot of detail
and run out by him home Allah has two opinions the first opinion they said that karma Ramadan to stand the nights in prayer. This means it is solid thorough ish. This is the opinion as mmm and Noah we are himolla he mentioned what is meant by praying the nights of Ramadan meaning solar to tala wish.
The other opinion is. It's not restricted to select the Torah way. Rather, it is any prayer of the night. So it could be a treasured, because the difference between a doorway and the hazard is that a doorway is from lpm will pm is the night prayer that you pray when you haven't slept anything. So you pray, share. And then you pray after that if you haven't slept that's called pm late like thoroughly.
And if you sleep a part of the night, then you wake up and you pray that's called the hood. So when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man pour more Ramadan. Anyone who prays the nights of Ramadan, including men and women, whoever prays the nights of Ramadan, this could mean either solid taraweeh or it could refer to a treasured if someone for example, went home and slept. And then he woke up and prayed at the end of the night. He is also included in the grand prize and reward of this Hadeeth. Okay, so the majority of course, they mentioned that this is speaking about Sala to taloja. This is how a person achieves praying the nights of Ramadan by establishing solid tarawih.
Now, let's speak about the story of Malawi. Its origin its foundation. Where did it start? And where did it come from? Firstly, the word adultery. It comes from the word Donald we had to write that we had done and
he had more to do ahead of Managua. We thought we comes from the word that we have. And that means a moment of relaxation, a moment of rest. So total we have means to rest. Why was it Coachella? We're resting What does that have to do with the prayer itself? Because the people on time ago in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When they used to pray a thoroughly, they would pray.
Long press long prayers, long gurukula long suit, and after they would pray for a guide. They would rest they would rest. Then they would resume praying another four or like ayat and then they would pray the wizard three like eight. So it was called that are we because of the
Rest that takes place between the locker if that upgrade during the night.
Okay, so now let's speak about the story of Malawi and how it originated and how it began. You see my brothers and sisters in Islam. The first thing of the month of Ramadan was made obligatory in the second day of Asia.
And so during the month of Ramadan one night in Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam, he came out of his house during the middle of the night, and he began to pray the night prayers, select the doorway in the masjid, all of a sudden, and there were some companions in the masjid still at that time, so they join the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they prayed with him celebratory. The next morning, people began to discuss people of Medina began to discuss what had happened last night. That in the resort, Allahu Allahu wa sallam prayed
a prayer and we all prayed with him in congregation. So the next night, more people gathered in the masjid, and the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came out for the second night, and people began to pray with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in congregation. The next morning, the discussion happened even further in Medina. And everyone was speaking about a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praying the Knights in musty the nabawi and he's praying selected telawi and everyone started to encourage everyone to come to the masjid to prayer. So maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So it was the third night now so he's pre two nights so far. And on the third night, Nabi sallallahu, alayhi
wa sallam came out and the masjid was absolutely packed. And he had for the third night, he prayed, select the doorway in congregation with a lot of companions behind him.
And then the fourth night came, and the masjid was so full, that the Narrator
The narrator shall obey Allah now she says, I geezer alleges unless you do an alley. The fourth night the message it became so full, that it was so crowded among the companions that were in the masjid. They're waiting for us all in la sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam to come out and lead celebratory. However, on the fourth night, and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not come up until it was solid and fissured. He came out of solid and fractured, he led solid.
And after the prayer, he turned to the Companions for the Shahada, meaning he wanted to speak to them now, he said a shadow Laila Hey, Lamar, whoa, shadow under Muhammad Rasul Allah. That's how he used to begin his talks and the Beast of Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Then he said to them, a map as to what follows for inaho lamea for Allah ye mechanicum, lacking the Kashi to unto for the alaikum Fatah Zhu and he said to them are companions, I am aware that you are gathered in the masjid last night. However, I did not come out to you and lead the prayer. Because I feel that this night previous dollar we were praying I feed that it will become obligatory upon you. And if that was the
case, if it became obligatory, you will not be able to pray it, you will not be able to commit to it. So Subhanallah Yanni, we find the mercy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he prayed Salah to tolerate in congregation for three nights, and then he stopped praying it so that it doesn't become obligatory upon the Muslims later on. And in another narration above lovely Allah one who narrates This was another Ramadan
in when the de Salalah alayhi wa sallam, he came out of his house. And he once again he led so let the total wish with his companions on the 23rd night of Ramadan. And again on the 24th night, and again on the 25th night, and then he also lives on the 27th sixth, and then 2728 29 that he, he led all these nights. And then
above lovely Allahu anhu He says, For millennia convener she and Mina Shahar and then after that, and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never ever came out. To lead select a tala We are the night pray and Ramadan in congregation ever again. So this is the origin of celebratory being prayed in congregation, that in the vsam Allahu alayhi wa sallam established the Summa in his life, and he only stopped praying it in JAMA in congregation, because he in some Allahu alayhi wa sallam feed that it will become compulsory upon ohmmeter Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and if it did become compulsory, he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam knows that we would be able to commit to it and pray it
every single night.
of Ramadan. He's saying this to the companions imagine our time imagine us for this is the character of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Allah described him or can be moved me Nina univille mininova for Rahim that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is always compassionate and merciful towards his Omar sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
So during the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. As we said he prayed a few nights of Torah we're in congregation, and then he never prayed it until the day he died. When he died, our worker or their loved one who became the believer, and throughout the hill ever throughout the rule of Abubakar radi Allahu anhu, which was about two years and three months. That total we was not preached in congregation at all.
Then abubaker all the Allahu anhu died, an aroma of the Allahu anhu was appointed the halifa of the believers. And during his he'll ever, at least for the first half of his skill ever, there was not always been prayed in congregation in the second half of his khilafah the beginning of the second half. That is when Omar wobbly Allahu anhu restored and reinstated, the sooner of solid thought are we in congregation in the masjid for the very first time after the death of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam so this is a narration that Abdur Rahman and an Adam carry, or the Allahu anhu narrates, he says hello to my Omar. I was one time working with Omar lovely Allah when we came out
with Omar or the Allahu anhu. And it was one of the nights of Ramadan. And they entered in an Masjid nabawi. And they had seen the people out there and matahari hood, everyone was praying by himself. Someone was praying in the corner of the masjid Salah taraweeh.
There were two people praying by themselves. There was when you saw the Roger rufio suddenly the seletti help will help. And there was a group up in the front of the masjid a group praying salata, taraweeh, led by one person and behind the other three to nine people, and someone praying by himself and two people praying together, either people were scattered in solid in the neighborhood and they were praying thoroughly. This is during the second half of the Hillel form or their loved one. So I want to have the Allahu anhu he looked at that. And he said,
for color Omar, Indiana logimat to help with a gala quality in were hidden, like an anthem for Muslim all the Allah and he looked at the site. He wasn't impressed. He didn't like it. So he was inspired, and he fought. And he said, If I gather all these people, so that they all pray
in the lead of one Mmm. That would be better. I can feel it would be better. So lovely. Allahu anhu. Omar, he did that. He did that because when when you have different groups and scattered people praying in the masjid, raising their voice, someone disturbs the other. So I'm about the Allah one who gathered them so that they don't disturb each other. And he also gathered them, because this is a sooner that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did during his life. So there is no innovation in this whatsoever. And he gathered them all. And they began to pray for the very first time in the second half of the life of Allah Allah one who are thoroughly in congregation in a Masjid.
Okay, for jamara, whom Allah ob and avaialble Allah one who was the Imam. He was appointed as the
former hellish tomato and Abrahamic an Abdulkadir he says in that same Hadith, he says then, on another night, I came out with a model of the loved one who
and we entered a Masjid oneness we also Luna de sala de partie him and now we had seen that the people are being led by either by the Imam obey. And Jani Alma lobby Allahu anhu. When he saw this on the second night of Ramadan he saw this site. He said, Now I'm a little bit too heavy he will let the N mo Nana of volume in and let the Oppo moon spalla on what all the Allahu anhu now since he reason stated this, the sooner he looked at the congregation and he said now MLB dot too heavy. What an excellent innovation. This is for Latina manana of mobility hormone. But what the sleep and Miss is better than what they are doing now. What he means by this is that the night prayer at the end of
the night is better than praying at the beginning of the night and they were praying solid throwaway at the beginning of the night. Okay, and of course
Just focus on this word Nam and be too heavy. What did almost all the Allahu anhu mean? When he saw the congregation praying a thoroughly he said Nirmal bidda. What an excellent bedarra. This is. So what did? What does that mean? When we know that there is no benign Islam, that is of good bit all the innovations in Islam are evil innovations, as in the views on the long run are seldom said or couldn't be the autumn balada. Every innovation is a misguidance. So let's understand the word bidder has a linguistic meaning, and it has an Islamic meaning. linguistically, if you just opened up any dictionary, beta means something that's new that's never seen before. That's what beta means.
Something that's new. You know, if if new technology comes out today, that has never been seen before. In Arabic, we call that beta. For example, Tesla, you know that the Tesla the company when they made the accounts, electric car, you can see that's a bidder, because before that time, no one knew anything about electric cars. So that's linguistically what bid means. And the other meaningful bidder is the technical Islamic meaning. The Islamic meaning of Buddha is introducing something a teaching into the Islam into the religion that has nothing to do with it while you're attributing it to Islam. This is islamically what a bit is and this is what's forbidden when normal ob Allah one
saw that that always been prayed in congregation and said now I'm a bit out too heavy, what an excellent bid Ah, this is he means the linguistic meaning of bidda.
Meaning This is something new that had never seen has never been seen before. Because praying tala we're in congregation never happened in the life of Omar Abu Bakr radi Allahu anhu. And for the first half of our models, Caliphate never happened. So now that it happened in the second half of the hilife, of homophobia law, I know, linguistically, it's known as a bit odd because it's something new that the people we're not used to ever before this. So he said Nirmal Bedard who have he and this is what what is meant by that. And so Yanni, Omar robiola, one who continued to bring the people to praise Allah tala, which in congregation and ever since he established it and
reinstated the sooner up until this day, it has always been prayed in congregation in an Masjid well hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu alayhi wa sallam he told us Allah can be so nasty was so nothing Hola, Rashid in El Medina about the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam he told us and he he advised us to adhere ourselves to his sooner The sooner also masala enter the sooner of the fall rightly guided Hola, Abubakar armada of men and Ali. So what the whole affair probably Allah one whom do is a sooner for us to follow as well. And so almost all the Allahu anhu gathers the people to pre select the following congregation. Now we say this is a sooner that originated during the
life of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and reinstated in the field of Oman lovely Allahu anhu. So there is absolutely no doubt among the respected scholars of Atma Suna, they have unanimously agreed that it is permissible and it is indeed legislated that we pre selected that are we in congregation what hamdulillah now let's move on this basically was the story of a Delaware and how it happened
Let's speak about the reward of praying a thoroughly what was mentioned in that what did also loss on the love Allah He was alum teach the oma about the reward of a telawi. You see, why is this important? Because when you know the reward of something, you're motivated to work towards that thing. That's very simple. Like you know, children.
How do you motivate them to do work? How do you motivate through gifts? He told your child if he said theme son, daughter, if you cut the grass today, I will give you $100 the reward motivates them to go out and cut the grass. So this is human beings, Allah sosial the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spends a great deal of his life and a great part of asunder is about actions we do and what the reward is. So we have to know what the rewards of celebratory and the night prayer is. So that we're motivated to pray for Nabi sallallahu. alayhi wa sallam teaches us that I'll share with you three, the first reward for selected thoroughly as I mentioned in the beginning of this lesson,
and Hadeeth that it is a reason for all your previous sins to be forgiven. Remember, I hammer home alarm and said this is referring to
Minus sins. However, if the person prayed with the intention of Toba and repentance and regretting his past and the sins that he has committed, then no doubt, no doubt his solid will wipe away his major sins and his minor sins, all of them will be gone. So that's the first reward of solid telawi. That if it's prayed every single night of Ramadan, a person will be forgiven from all his previous sins, Allah call on a beautiful reward. This is Who Who among us all say I don't need this kind of reward. We are in need of being forgiven, because our sins are going to embarrass us in this life, in the grave and in the hereafter. They are an embarrassment for us, and our entire purpose in life
before we die. Our aim is to clearly clear our record from our sins, so that we enter our graves with no sin. So we can experience bliss and joy and happiness from the moment were put in our grave. So that when we resurrected instead, before Allah and hamdulillah we have nothing to worry about all our sins are cleansed. This is a big mission. We're an hour on a serious mission in life. You need to be thinking every single day, how am I going to clean my sins before I die? So here's a great opportunity. Pray every single night of Ramadan, and there you go, all your previous sins are cleansed. The second reward that is mentioned is that the one who is consistent and prays all the
nights of Ramadan
if he dies, while having prayed all his nights of Ramadan, right so let's say this person lived for 15 years, and for all the Rama bonds he has prayed
over him about his fasted he's prayed overnights, such a person if he was to die anytime he dies, Karen I mean also the cleaners show her work well. He becomes raised with the truthful ones are slippin like abubaker mobiola one who
was Shahada and he's raised as a martyr among the martyrs. And this came in the hadith of Nomura, Giovanni probably Allahu anhu. he narrates that a man from Omar a town and then King to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said to him initially to La Ilaha, Illa Allah, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. Well, I'm not gonna lie and you're the Messenger of Allah. Also later solo Adam humps and I prayed my five prayers this man is single awesomeness. I sell him this. I prayed my five prayers are sold to Ravana we're on to who and I fast that the days of Ramadan and I prayed the nights of Ramadan where they took Zakat, and I gave the Zakat of my
wife, I paid the second for Karla Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hurt this person. In response in the vsam Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men madala Heather can administer the pain or show her that whoever dies upon the state, while believing in Allah and His Messenger, praises five prayers, fast Salama bond and praise it's night and give Zakat whoever dies in this state can I mean also the up Noah Shahada, he is from among the truthful ones, like abubaker rO miroir. Man, he's raised among these people he is gathered in their group on the day of judgment was Shahada and he's raised as a martyr, he is among the martyrs Allahu Akbar, for
don't waste this opportunity be from among those who pray the nights alongside fasting the days of Ramadan. And the third beautiful reward that Nabi sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentioned to us about salata, taloja
he said, and this Jani, this reward comes actually in a story, and that is that the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one time during his life, came out on the 25th night of Ramadan. And he led the prayer was so happy they prayed behind him. And he led the prayer until he prayed half the night. Then aboda mobiola one who he said the rasulillah lo knuffel tener pm heavy Laila, why didn't you just pray the whole night? And then maybe you saw Selim prayed half the night and I will literally sing your song Allah Why didn't you just pray the whole night? solar solar loss on Allahu alayhi wa sallam said in Nagarjuna, eval son there man. Amen. We had down Saif has mercy of Allah hokey
emulator, that if a person was to pray with the Imam select the tala he was to pray with the Imam until the man leaves then Allah would record for that person as though he prayed the entire night. Allah god what a reward
You earn the reward of praying the entire night. While you only would have prayed an hour, half an hour of taraweeh and then you slip the rest of the night. You earn as the reward as though you have prayed the whole night laquanda hamdulillah for this blessing, this is from the mercy and the generosity of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you only pray with the Imam saltatory let's say this man prayed half an hour or one hour of glory, and you did not pray anything else that night. You just went straight to sleep and you didn't get up until so hold until fissured you would earn the reward as though you he prayed the entire night Even while you're asleep. What Why call so don't waste this
opportunity. My brothers and sisters in Islam and what is meant by praying with the Imam until he leaves. Remember because earning the reward of praying the entire night. You must pray with the Imam until he leaves. What that means is until the Imam makes the slim from the last dollar of solid water. Whether the prayer was long or short doesn't matter. When mm Amador hula hula he used to pray with the email and he did not get leave the masjid until the Imam left the masjid. Right. So until the Imam leaves that could mean the only two things one until he says a Salaam Alaikum from the last dollar Calvin Witter. Now it's best to sit down and wait for the man to walk out of the door of the
masjid then walk behind him, you will earn the reward of praying the entire night. However, if the man has a habit of sitting after Salah tarawih after an altar, and sits long and drinks team speaks with the people and so on, then it's fine you can walk out and you will earn the reward of praying the entire night. So long as
you meet the slim with him and allow us to recall of solid and water alright.
And of course if the if the masjid has to exams in the case as to Imams, then in order to achieve the reward of praying the entire night. You must pray with the two Imams and only leave after both of them finished from at the end and Witter. Now, Allahu Allah. And of course some people ask about if the Imam prayed selected with the three like I can I get up and pray a fourth one? And then you know later on Can I pray at night? And then pray the with the at the end of the night? Would I still earn the reward as though I prayed the entire night? Yes, you would earn that reward. So the main thing is finishing with the Amen. And of course if you did that, you do not pray to what that is in
one night. So you can pray with the Imam $1 and solid water. And then you can what you can do is
you can pre selected with an MD or solid and you have prayed the wizard at the beginning of the night. And then at the end of the night you can get up and pray more no problems but do not repeat the wizard because also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, lay withdrawn if he later you should not pray to her in one night. And the other thing you can do is pray with the man. Pray with him and with her. And when he makes that the slim at the third the lack of water you get up and pray a fourth rocker and then you can pray after that at your home. And then you can pray with her just before solid and Frasier all of it is correct. All of it is permissible. And in all cases, a person
would earn the reward as though he has prayed the entire night. The main thing is you end your salad with the Imam and you leave with him and Masjid Allahu Allah. No.
Okay, so now let's move on to the discussion of is solid 38 or guyatt or 20 look at so In brief, there are two Hadith narrated by I shall obey Allah one here in where she says Mecca not also the law his son the law while he was in Lumia zebu feel on mobile now when I feel he on
the eyeshadow Taka, you suddenly are banned for lettuce aligners, the norbulingka for masala Alba and Farah this Alon has the noble in for me also leaf 11. This is an authentic hadith in Sahih Bukhari in where I showed their loved one had described the night prayer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. She said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never ever used to pray more than 11 like I had, whether it was in Ramadan or outside of Ramadan. He used to pray for a guard and do not ask about how beautiful and perfect they work, or only him and how long they work. They were long and they were beautiful. And then he would pray another four and do not ask about how perfect
Beautiful they were and how long they were leaning. They were so long and so perfect and so beautiful. And then that's eight. And then after that he would pray three like that, and that is solid. And what is meant by him praying for them for it could mean two things. Either he prayed for God in a row, and made the slim at the end. So first of all, our second, third, fourth, and only one the head at the end of the fourth quarter, and then the slim. And then he would pray another four, all in a row. And a diet one diet at the end and the slim at the end. Or it could mean four could mean that he prayed to and he made the sleep, then another two and to sleep. Then he rested. Then he
prayed to and he made the sleep and then another two and he made the sleep. Well, Arlen, perhaps Jani, both of them are correct in their understanding. Another narration by I shall have the last one here. See, this is where it becomes confusing but at hamdulillah it's not confusing. I'll explain to you
in Sahih Bukhari or Muslim I shall have the love on her in another narration when she described the prayer of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she said, Can you suddenly minute laylee fellow Earth Thou shalt not like I mean, hallowee through like I tell for sure that he prayed 13 or like, what does that mean? is in the previous narration, she said he never used to pray more than 11 eight for the night prayers, and three wondered. Now in this narration, she says that he prayed 13 by God, what is meant by this is a target for the night prayer eight like I had for the night prayer. Three regard for the winter, that's 11 and then to look at sooner than pleasure, the sooner of solid and
fresher that makes it 30 so we understand what hamdulillah that the night prayers of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam maximum were 11 block I at three of them were dedicated for selected with.
So clearly clearly, what we can see in this hadith is that the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to pray 11 o'clock at night normal however, however, the sooner he soon knows 11 o'clock at and we don't only focus on the quantity, but they were quality. Like I said that even if you wanted to pray more, he didn't have time to pray more, because that's how long they were and that's how perfect and beautiful they were. I mean, in some durations, he pre 5g was in one blackout, how long would that take hours. And not only that, in the duration, it says layer mood will be a delight Martini lesser. Yet, whenever a at the other big letter with Amina that whenever
he came across an area that spoke about Allah's mercy, you would ask Allah for his mercy. And if he was to come by an area that speaks about the punishment of Allah, he would seek refuge and seek protection from in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that the sunova symbols are seldom, yes, eight like iron, and three with it all up 11 blockhead. But it wasn't just about the quantity. It was about quality as well. Perfect, long prayers.
So this is where the number eight comes from. It was actually what was almost all Allahu alayhi wa sallam would do.
Then at the beginning of so where did the 20 come? Let's discuss the 20 at the beginning of omalo their loved one who was clever, and the second half of his clever when he restored the tower we pray in JAMA and congregation, he instructed obey obey Allah one Anthony with daddy to lead the people in Tel Aviv and pray only 11 o'clock at eight being a telawi and three for the winter. Then after a few years, people were not able to stand for long. Yanni.
During the hilfe of Ahmed when Omar Ali Allah one who first reinstated tarawih it was described that the people would lean on their staff on this stick because of how long the prayers were. later on. During the Gulf of Oman A few years later, people started getting lazy and they weren't able to stand like they used to stand in previous ease. So what happened is that the re citation porlock are the re citation of the port and protocol was reduced. And the number of our guide was increased. Right and this is how we got 20 like I had four solid telawi and add to that three, which was for solid diluted and be happier hammam Allah. He narrates in his book of Hadith that said, Ebony Ziad
bajo la. He said that during the khilafah of Oman, we pray 20 or guyot
This narration is authentic authenticated by a notary while hierarchy or haemangioma law. And what proves that this narration is authentic? Because some ultimate question this narration some of it rejected some ultimate rejected this narration that normally a loved one who prayed 20 they rejected it. But what proves that it's authentic? Is what an Imam Malik Reimer law narrated, and what was recorded in Alameda water, you know, and Madonna is a personal collection of the opinions of Malik ilima Melaka Pamela, and what he saw and witnessed from the actions of the people of El Medina, that's where Malik or himolla lived. So, Abdur Rahman, Al Qasim, he's the one who wrote Alameda
water. He's the one who collected all the personal Yani opinions of either medical or law apply medical question is from the children, or from the generation, the grand grandchildren of abubaker robiola, who have a look of silica their loved one. So what was written in this book, the one that proves the authenticity of 20 like I've been prayed during the kidnap of Omar Abdullah man who was that one time the Amir Amir, he, the ruler sent a message to an Imam Malik requesting from an Imam Malik to reduce the number he requested to reduce the number of like I had that the people are praying internally. And it was 30 times 39 at that time, getting it even reach that people were
praying celebratory 36 I get plus three Witter. That's 39 look at the ruler, sent a message to Mr. Malik, tell the people to reduce 39 look at pray less. So in America, Allah forbid the ruler. And he said to him, this is what I witnessed the people of Medina doing. And they have been doing this for a long time. So Mmm, Malika himolla he's describing what he saw in Medina. So this is absolutely authentic. And so there you go celebratory. It started 11 o'clock at 830 and three for solid. And then in the time of normal, it was 20, like at telawi plus three, like at Twitter, that's 23. And later on during the time of Omar later on at the end, it was 36 or guyatt plus three with it. That's
39. So can you see that progression here? We had 11, block a 23 and then 39. All of this is narrated authentically. So Pamela so yes, praying eight work out is fine. Praying. 20 is fine. Praying 39 is fine. There is no issue whatsoever. All of it is authentic.
But the best thing to do when people are stubborn on the duration that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed 11 and that's the best thing to do. Fine. Yes, of course, soon at the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the best thing to do and the best thing to follow. And so we will see in support of that, that the best thing to do is pray 11 o'clock at right, so 8:30am three Witter, but be very careful, and pay attention to the quality of your 11 block. Because a sooner rather than will suffer, if you want to achieve the sunova salasar seldom, it's not only 11 block out, it's 11 block out, it's about the quality 11 block out and it's also about it's about the quantity, and it's
also about the quality, long prayers, perfect, beautiful prayers Subhan Allah so this is where we find the flaw in a lot of people that reject the ID or the prayer of of 20 like I they rejected, and they hold on to 11 and they're the same people that previous 11 really quick in half an hour in one hour. So if you wanted to achieve and implement the sunova salasar celeb and ask about the best, we will see the best is 11.
But also to pray them as long and beautiful and perfect, just like Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to pray them, and as I said, there is absolutely no harm in praying more than 11 o'clock at night. So long as you pray them in twos and we have believed for this, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself said Salah to laylee mF now mF net that the night the prayer the
the prayer of the night should be in twos. So you pray tu tu tu tu n
So you can pray as much as you want during the night when humbler now okay. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran spoke about night prayers. He never spoke anything about the number of like at the only focus that allows sosial would bring to the night prayer was the duration of the night pray how long a person would pray. For example, we find in sort of the Muslim itself a lot of Sojin he says
to me, Laila Illa, karela knows for who I will Osman who can Isla la Sohail he says also Messiah Salem Pray, pray half the night or a little less than half the night you know until we reach a third Ozzie dollar increase until you reach two thirds. So pre half the night a little less than half the night. Pray a third of the night. Pray two thirds of the night in norbeck a alamanda and Nikita como ad name in full theory laid a lot of news that you pray almost two thirds of the night when you struggle you pray half the night with ruffo and you pray a third of the night. So when Nakuru and spoke about the night prayer, all it spoke about Allah azza wa jal would speak about the duration,
how long a person would pray at night, how long would it be so long while he was alone with pray, and there's nothing mentioned about the number of hours in the hall and we take this from the sooner and the sooner is that also Messiah seldom would pray 11 o'clock at three being an author. And then we saw send them also from his words when he said muffin mF note that the night pray should be prayed in twos. We understand from this that the night is open, and you're allowed to pray as many as you want, while hamdulillah so that ends the discussion of eight and 20 Rockette. Let me move on to the next point and that is for both men and women. Where is it better to pre select it
individually at home, or in congregation in a Masjid. So the majority now let's speak about men first, then we'll speak about woman for men, the majority of aluminum out of them Allah. These said that the prayer in congregation at the masjid is better to pray. In congregation in the masjid for the men is better. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that because the prophet SAW Selim himself prayed it in congregation during his life with his companions, and he would have continued to pray in congregation. However, he feared that it would become obligatory so he stopped that.
Also, what proves that it's better to pray in congregation in the masjid is because the role model of their loved one who reinstated this pray in congregation in the masjid. So now it's better for us to follow the sunova model that Allah know and pre selected Torah we handed Masjid and also one of the third proofs for this is due to the reward. And the result Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Whoever prays with the Imam so that the Torah we handed with her during Ramadan, until the man leaves he would have earned the reward as though he prayed the entire night. So that's the majority opinion that praying solid Allah we are for men in congregation is the best. Another opinion and
this is the opinion of amalickiah or hammer home Allah and others. They said that praying solid that thoroughly at home is better.
And the proof was that also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said of malo selecting more if he Bay de la and matoba Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it's best for a person to pray all his prayers at home except the obligatory prayers, that the obligatory prayers of course it's better to pray them in the masjid and everything else is better to be prayed at home outside the doorway is not an obligation so it's better to pray it at home.
But those that said this opinion they said under the condition that the congregation for tarawih is established at and massage it in the massage it and not completely abandoned because Lola hammer home Allah have agreed that it is how long to completely abandon solid tarawih in congregation in the masjid altogether.
If your area your country does not pray solid thorough at all in congregation in a Masjid, that's how long not allowed to do this. Because in the resource allowances Allah can be so naughty also not the whole affair. And he de to the sooner of the whole affair adhere to them. And the sooner of our motto was to pray in congregation in the masjid. So amalickiah and others would say that Salah
is best to be prayed at home, so long as it's been established somewhere in that town or in the country you live in. It's been established in the massage around you.
Okay, so now, what do we really understand from all this? I gave you two
is finally, we have Yoni, a group of aroma that joined between all these opinions. And they said, Whoever has memorized the whole air and has strength to pray at home, then whether he prays it at home or at a Masjid, it's all the same reward for him. This is what a chef Maria wahala said.
And for such a person for such a person who has memorized the Quran, and has the strength to pray. It's up to him now. He chooses what brings him more for sure. What brings him more sincerity. At home, then prayed at home, it's better at home. Does he find more for sure? and sincerity praying it at the masjid when it's best for him to pray it at the masjid? It depends. And whoever hasn't memorized the Quran, which is the majority of the oma and whoever doesn't have the strength to pray it at home. So he feels that I might become lazy at home or not find the courage and the motivation to pray at home, then definitely for such a person. Praying solid thoroughly at the masjid in
congregation would be better for him. So that's how we determine what's better for a man to pray so that the toleration congregation at mustard white home, we explained that when humbler Let's speak about women now. Women praying a total we're at Al Masjid or at home. So let's say that generally generally,
it is known that it's best for women to pray at home when you speak I'm not speaking about Jani I'm speaking general. Now general terms. It's best we know that it's best for women to pray at home, or their prayers for or nephron, voluntary tarawih and everything else. For Hadith. This is backed by a hadith and when the Rizal Allahu alayhi wa sallam said What will you do when the highroller home that the woman praying their prayers in their homes is much better for them, much better for them. And this is nerissa Sallam said this concerning the folk pray at the masjid of the Prophet. Masjid another way in which we know that one, select the message the number is equal to 1000 prayers. So
imagine now, the voluntary prayers, like the sooner before and after the prayers, authorea pray and other prayers, most definitely, it's best to learn to pray them at home. And of course in the vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam also teaches us that the more private the prayer of a woman, the more rewarding and better it is for her. And this is found in the hadith of Mohammed this idea of the Allah on her in when the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam told her, if you pray in the most inner part of your house, it's much better than to pray in the general space of your house. And to pray in the general space of your house is much better than to pray in the local Masjid and to pray in the
local Masjid is much better than to pray in the masjid of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so on. So the more private the prayer of a woman, the better and more rewarding it is for her, okay.
But in saying what I just explained to you generally, in saying that, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said, let them know email Allah massage the law. Do not forget the female slaves of Allah from attending the houses of Allah. So men have been commanded by Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not to forget our woman from attending the masjid. So if a woman was to request from her husband, can I go to this Masjid and pray with a fallen prayer, or a knuffle prayer or select the Torah? Then her husband must give her permission, so long as there is no fee and no fitna upon her. Okay, and of course, the female companions during the life of Osama Salim they had a
dedicated space for them in Masuda noble in where they would offer
their prayers. Wouldn't it be some Allahu Allahu wa sallam would forbid the men from getting up and leaving the masjid until the woman had left first. And then there are narrations that the woman would attend salette and Fisher on Santa Lucia, all covered up and they would come and they would pray. So it is definite and it is well known that women used to pray in the masjid behind the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And even normal probably Allah one who did the same thing during his key lever, or model robbery Allahu anhu. He made a separate entry a separate door and an entry for the woman to enter the masjid so that they do not mix with the men and so on. So this is
well known and established in our Deen, that woman used to pray and would pray their prayers in a Masjid, whether it's selected thoroughly, or whether it's it's the obligatory prayers. Various a sooner in that there is any
narrations that would prove that this was the case and it would happen
However, there are rules here. If a woman wants to pray in the masjid, she must abide by three conditions. Number one, that she adheres to the proper Islamic jab. Jab doesn't just mean the covering of the head. That's just a part of a jab, jab, eight conditions. Some of them include that she is not allowed to wear tight clothing, revealing clothing, see through clothing, perfume and so on. And has yet complete job. She must come to the masjid with complete hijab for a woman to come to the masjid three conditions complete job number two Ania Horner Duffy let the field add meaning that they come out having no perfume on them whatsoever. If a woman has perfume on her clothing or body,
she is not allowed to go to the masjid. And the third condition that she is takes approval of her husband that she takes the approval of her husband because the Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
that if a woman was to request from one of you that she wanted to go to the masjid do not prevent her do not prevent them. So these are the three conditions and of course men must be of understanding, knowing that it is not allowed to ban a woman from going to the masjid unless there is a serious harm or a threat or a risk for her to leave. In that case, he can prevent her for her own safety Allah Allah selected total we have a woman in the masjid takes the exact same ruling as we discussed, that it is best done at home for woman. However, if the woman if the woman is going to be lazy at home for selected taraweeh and she is not going to find motivation to pray that are we at
And at the same time if she attends the masjid, there will be benefit for her. She will learn something from the lesson that's given during the tarawih prayers. she'll meet the sisters and strengthen her relationship with them. Her email would increase her taqwa would increase the most definitely she's encouraged to attend the masjid, and pray in congregation selected thoroughly due to these benefits.
And once again, if a woman finds strength to pray at home, and she finds more who sure to pray at home, and she has memorized the whole urn and she can lead herself in Talia. Of course it's best for her to pray at home. So the option is given to the woman at the end. And she can decide whether bring praying celebratory at the masjid is best for or not. And we said so long as she adheres to the three commands, wearing the proper hijab, not having any perfume on and seeking the permission of her husband, then it is absolutely fine. And no one should ban her. And her husband, or her father, or her brother who is responsible for her should not ban her from going to the masjid while
handling pain. We move on to the next matter and that is
women that are in the menstrual cycle. How do they attain the reward of being forgiven of all their previous sins? When the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, anyone who prays the nights of Ramadan out of Amen, and seeking the reward from Allah, Allah would forgive them for all their sins. So how can a woman achieve this? If she goes through her menstrual cycle during this month? Because if she goes during her if she goes into her menstrual cycle during the month, then there are some nights that she did not observe night prayer in. So does that mean she misses out on the reward of being forgiven of all her previous sins, or otherwise, of course, a ruler or a hammer home Allah they said
that if a woman goes through her menstrual cycle, she must leave the prayer. She is not allowed to pray. And her leaving the prayer is a worship in and of itself. She is rewarded for leaving the prayer and of course leaving the fast because she is a being a lost command. Allah is the one who instructed and through Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he instructed woman do not pray if you're going through your menstrual cycle. So when a woman leaves off the prayer, she's a beam across all the muscle Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So most definitely, most definitely, if this woman didn't go through the menstrual cycle, she would have naturally prayed the night prayer of Ramadan.
Therefore she would earn the reward as though she prayed those
And nothing diminishes from her reward while humbling, and a woman of course, is encouraged to spend the nights in where she has her menstrual cycle, to spend the night in other forms of worship like reading or with the good Lord Brian is still far worse savarkar and many other forms of good deeds that a person can do but hamdulillah so now we find out we go back to that, have you found that useful? Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Mung Paul Moldovan whoever stands the nights of Ramadan in pray he man and we just had a discussion on all of this we continue your hobby if he said amen and he praised the Knights praise Allah tala we oughta has you do any part of the night. He man out of
amen out of Amen. What does that mean? Meaning that you believe there is such a thing known as pm will lead the night pray. And there is such a thing that allows Georgia legislated the night prayer for us believers. And you're praying it out of a man faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala sincerely for Allah subhanho wa Taala believing that there's such a thing, not praying the night prayers as a habit. You know, the Hadith did not say either than Allah you know, Holloway used to praying the night prays every single night so let's just pray because it's a habit No, don't ever pray. Assuming or having a new intention of this is a habit of mine. I just just pray because it's a habit. Select
the thought away is not prayed as a habit. Rather it's prayed amen and with full faith that Allah sosial is the one who legislated this and we are praying it for Allah subhanho wa Taala sake, we were praying it for the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala amen and you see the word amen and also implies that the night pray itself increases a person in Amen. Because it is the the night prayer. It's a bit of email. Therefore it increases a person's email Allah quote what he says.
And whoever prays the main prayer, seeking the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala seeking the reward, what does that mean to seek the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning as you pray the night prayers of Ramadan, you are seeking that Allah social forgive all your previous since that you're seeking as well that if you are today ever in your life, that you be from among us, so the pain was sure that the truth was, and the matters like I explained to you earlier in this lesson. When you pre select the dollar Wi Fi seven you're seeking the reward from Allah, what we want to earn the reward of praying the entire night, you're seeking that reward as well have multiple
intentions, my brothers insisted is there because the more intention you have, the more reward you earn. And also at the seven seeking the reward from Allah, what reward Are you seeking to enter the paradise and be raised ranks in the paradise because that is one of the rewards of the night prayer that a person enters the paradise that's one of its rewards and he is increased levels in the paradise Lord for so deserve and what's the result? Whoever prays the night prayers in Ramadan out of he man and seeking the reward from Allah, these are the conditions.
The result is all for your eye level methylcobalamin zombie, all his previous sins are forgiven. Gone wiped away a lot, Michael. And we said that there are a lot discussed and they differ among themselves. Is it the minor sins or the major sins? The majority said it's the minor sins because the major sins require $1. However, if you prayed the night praise, and you made tober you may totally intended a Toba in these prayers. And you graded your past in these prayers and the sins then most definitely, they would wipe away your bad your major sins and your minor sins when humbling later on in Ireland, me. And when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the
minus of that the previous sins are forgiven.
That doesn't include the rights of people. So if you owe someone something, or you curse someone or you slandered someone, and you did that kind of stuff, that's not forgiven. Rather, if you want those to be forgiven, you need to seek forgiveness from the people themselves because the rights of the people must be returned. What is forgiven our sins between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala that is what's forgiven. Finally my brothers and sisters in Islam
What does a person do? If he gets lazy concerning solid the dollar we listen my brothers and sisters in Islam Listen, I showed the loved one here she said.
The Abdullah bin Abbey a place of love their loved one. She said to him letter rpm and lane. Do not leave out the night prayers whatsoever. don't fit in normal life is on the law while he was in the muck en la da who because of the
Be some alone while he was alive, never ever, ever left off and give up the night prayers, never. What can either muddy about old castle, some loci there, and if he was ever to the sick during the night, or he became tired, he would pray the night prayer sitting laquan there's no excuse for anyone to abandon the night prayer especially in Ramadan, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if he got sick or he was tired, he did not give up the prayer at night, he did not give it up.
He would find a chair for himself, or he would sit on the floor and continue praying the night prayer. So if you experience a moment of laziness, concerning selected throwaway, you don't want to pray it. You got lazy, you don't find motivation. Yeah, my sister, my brother, don't leave off the prayer. Prayer, even if you sat down, prayed sitting, you will earn Bismillahi Dianna, you'll earn the reward of the one who prayed the night prayers of Ramadan so that you can earn its reward of forgiveness of sins and those plenty of rewards that we mentioned. And as you pre selected thoroughly motivate yourself, motivate yourself. How, remind yourself that the prayer is the best
deed to Allah. So again, the most beloved deed to Allah sosial as in the Hadith is a select few up there and it's time
you know, and be certain as you're praying, be certain until yourself convinced yourself Allah, there is nothing that you could be doing right now. That is better than what you're doing at the moment when you're praying, telling yourself this is a powerful statement and a concept or law. As you pray, remind yourself one law he There is nothing better you could be doing than what you are doing right now in select. Priorities it as you pray, what what do you want to do? What What is it? Why do you want to leave the prayer? Why Why? What is it? What do you what are you going to do that's better than what you're doing right now? Nothing, nothing one law even if you were to be
given a suitcase of gold,
going to pick that up would be better than what you are doing right now as you're standing and praying. So once you know this, you relax. And you know, you actually would be grateful for this moment, you would say and humbly learn, and you would appreciate the blessing of Allah azza wa jal gives you the strength and the ability and allowed you to be one of the few servants around the world to be standing and doing the most beloved thing teams subhanho wa Taala. What an honor Allah He if you're lazy, and you remind yourself of what I just told you, your email would spike in the roof. It would spike through the roof. And all of a sudden, you'll find this energy and motivation
to continue praying.
And you would wish were lucky. This is the moment that if I was to die in this moment, would be the best moment in my life, because I'm doing the most beloved deed to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, it's only now what is it the sixth night, we are heading now towards the sixth day of Ramadan. We're still in the early days, and what is yet to come of the days of Ramadan is much much better and more rewarding and more virtuous than what has already passed. We still have ahead of us the last two nights and Lila the other so more beautiful nights that are coming ahead. So we need to train ourselves from now on get it right. Don't be lazy concerning the
night prayers. Pray them in congregation in the masjid if you find laziness woman as well and men as well both. If you find laziness at home, and you are not motivated, go pray at the masjid in congregation and go learn a thing or two from the Imam and from the lessons that are given. Go and increase your Eman and your taqwa strengthen your relationship with your brothers and your sisters in illustrious Al Hamdulillah there's plenty there's plenty to take in plenty for you to be motivated to pray so that the Delaware Hello my brothers and sisters in Islam work towards this hadith man call mama bomb. The one who stands in prayer during all the nights of Ramadan. Amen And
out of he man love for Allah sosial believing this legislation of tm will lay in his urban seeking your reward from Allah. You don't want the reward of people in the appreciation of people what's that going to do for you. You want a loss, love and allows appreciation and acceptance of you love the reward or feel Allah who met the condemning them but now you qualify that all your previous sins are wiped away from your account and humbler after that you can think a lot of social and appreciate the reward that He has given you. When humbling there have been I mean that's what I had to share with you about so
The tarawih and the night prayers We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins to forgive our shortcomings to accept this gathering in the holy Veliko cordiali Jazakallah Mohit on my brothers and sisters in Islam, and I'll see you soon in sha Allah to Allah and another live one la Harlem or Sol Allahu wa sallam or about a gallon of economics Mohammed wala he was a big marine was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh