Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for new Muslim brothers and sisters how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him like to know is he just compulsory for when somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge revives the spirit of Islam?
What is the meaning of salah and what is
the meaning of Salah, first of all Salah is we need to know that it is the second pillar of Islam. Right, the second pillar of Islam and as as Prophet Muhammad peace be upon you mentioned in Sahil Buhari volume number one, chapter number two Hadees number seven, that Islam is based on five pillars, first is bearing a lost count as witness that he is the only God and then comes the Salah. So Salah is the second pillar of Islam, the word Salah in Arabic It means do our prayer, or link
in the Islamic context, it is basically a constant rabada that we are commanded to do every single day, five times upon every adult Muslim. So we have to understand the meaning of salah and is something that we are connecting with Allah subhanaw taala and we are constantly programmed by the mercy by the will and the permission of Allah subhanaw taala How did it start?
And interesting Huggies which is very long. However, the sense of it is mentioned about the starting of Salah How did it start it? It is the only worship or the pillar of Islam, which was given in the heavens. It was not given or commanded, while Muhammad peace be upon him was an earth when Muhammad peace be upon him was ascended to heaven. At that very time. Muhammad peace be upon him was gifted and commanded as an obligation for the oma to pray five times a day as a compulsory prayers. And this five times prayer is actually a discounted version, a discounted version. Initially Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was commanded 50 prayers and you know 50 prayers in a day. So Musa
alayhis salam May Allah Subhana Allah have mercy on him. He recommended and negotiated Muhammad's Islam that your Omar will not be able to do it. So you go and have more discount and that goes on and on. And it came up to the level of fights. So Salah started right there in the heavens, it was commanded and gifted this gift of salah and since then, Allah subhanaw taala he just does not want us to pray Salah he wants to establish Salah He wants us to establish the law so that our Deen our way of life can be firm. And that's how it started the command of Salah Yes, rather than radical Salah. My question is, what is the importance of Salah in Quran and the Hadith, the importance of
Salah in the Quran and Hadees as we have mentioned, it is the first pillar after declaring that last panatela is the only Lord and Mohammed peace is the messenger. It is the first pillar of Islam after that, which indicates that this is the Mr. Dean, the pillar of our way of life, the pillar of Islam. It is the article of faith which invites people okay when you have set a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, then you practice it, you do it. So the importance of Salah is absolutely immense.
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he said a very stone and very straightforward statement he said, if anybody abandons Salah because Salah is the dividing line between faith and disbelief, any person who deliberately abandoned Salah then he is out of Islam. So that's how important Salah is in the Quran and Hadees in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned
in so many places in different ways, the importance of Allah. Allah subhanaw taala. He commands us for example, in Surah Baqarah Allah subhanaw taala says, was there no Miss Sabri was salah and seek help from Allah by being patient and praying. So Salah is also an a means to seek the help from a las panatela and that's how we are being programmed in Salah. We just don't pray as shallow meaning of prayer, but we try to seek help from a las panatela we try to guide ourselves in the light of the Salah. And this pillar is so important that abandoning it will keep you away from Islam. So that's how important the importance of Salah in Islam in the Quran and hobbies and there is no excuse.
There is no escape from Salah if a person is able to he has to perform it. He has to perform it