Ramadan 2023 Appeal
They Who Are During The Prayer Humbly Submissive
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In this life, through this journey that we're upon, on this path that we're traversing in this life, how we will achieve success.
And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala begins to sort out with the statement of meaning successful indeed, of the believers of Lucha in the Arabic language
is a verb that comes in the past tense, meaning that these people have already succeeded. And it is from the eloquence and the beauty of the con. That Allah subhanho wa Taala often when he mentioned such statements, even though they speak about the future, because yarmulke Yama has yet to come. And the accounting has yet to take place. And the people of Jana have yet to enter into Jana. And all of those things are things which are to happen in the future. You're in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about them in the past tense, as if they have already taken place. And one of the reasons for this and there are a number of reasons for this, but one of them and a large zildjian
knows best is to show how this outcome must take place. This is what will happen. These people will be successful and so ingrained is a success. So short is that success. It is as if it has already taken place in the past. And that's where Larissa Witchell in the beginning verse doesn't just say if Lucha mean on the believers are successful, but he says pod of Lucha moon, successful indeed are the believers. And the word count when it is added to a verb which is in a past tense, it is used for emphasis in the Arabic language. So Lars xojo, is showing us that this is what will happen. This is something which must take place for those people who fulfill these conditions. For those people
who follow the methodology laid out within the surah. And within the Quran in general, for those people who follow the example of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sucks, success is something which is a surety for them. It is something which is guaranteed for them.
The sooner the sooner that speaks about the believers, and it is the only sort of in the Koran with this title that speaks directly or addresses directly the believers in its title. This surah of the Quran speaks about success. And success is something which by human nature, it is something that each and every single person strives for. Every person in their very nature wants to be successful. However, success is determined and judged by different people in different ways. What you may consider to be successful you I may not consider to be successful me. What we may be in a family, as a family may consider to be success may be different from a different family. Maybe as a community,
the people have really mastered, what we consider to be success as a community is different to other communities. As a nation, as a country, as a people as a race, as a culture, we have different standards of success. For some people, their measure of success is one that is the ultimate goal in this life. For other people, it is power. For some people, perhaps it is fame. For some people, it is just that they have a very nice family life, children or wife, husband, comfortable living people have and judged success in different ways. And sometimes within each one of those factors that we consider to be successful, we also have standards of success. So perhaps I don't just want wealth, I
want wealth and fame and power and a nice family life, but my standards within each and every single one of those things will be something which are peculiar to me, and we may differ with one another with regards to that. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that this is something which every human desires for success, but the success that is mentioned within the surah and the success that a large villager is speaking about is the success above which there is no other success and the greatest type of success especially for the believer, and that is the success of Allah subhanho wa Taala or the success in attaining and reaching the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal and then by extension, his
Jana and his paradise, because for the believer that is the ultimate success.
Throughout the soda, what you will find on the surah is a murky surah. It was revealed in the Macan period, meaning before the Hydra of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam from Mecca to Medina. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Makkah, was cultivating and nurturing his companions. And that's why many of the songs in the McKee period they deal with themes like your movie
Another hereafter and power dice are how fire and there is mention of those things which increases the Eman which nurtures the heart and the soul which brings the person closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala olara cilgerran. The surah is laying out for us the methodology of success. And in doing so there are seven principles that he mentions. And I want to go through the seven principles, even though it's not directly related to my topic, it is something which will give you a better understanding of the soul not just for today's lecture, but for the coming lectures as well. And it is something which I think it is important for us to know generally, because all of us as believers
want to attain that success. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that for these people success is something which is guaranteed. But if
these people have been guaranteed success, they will be successful. However, what are the things that you need to do in order to attain that success? What is the methodology that they need to adhere to in order to attain that success. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala does within the surah in a number of ways, and one of the things that we have to remember when it comes to reciting the solos of the Quran, is that the soldiers of the Quran often speak about a single topic, they have a single theme to them, but the many different strands that we find within that surah all of them will relate back to that single theme. So even though for example, Allah subhana wa Taala
mentioned so certain stories in this surah. And he mentioned certain aspects from certain stories within this surah it is because it is related to the theme of the surah. And that is the success of the believers or how the believers attained success, the first of those principles that are learned, so Indian mentions, and there is at the beginning of the soul of the first few verses of the surah. And the verses that the series of lectures will focus upon over the next few weeks. And that is that Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the desire for success. That is the first principle, in order for a person to be successful in with whatever goal that they have in life, they have to be
motivated, they have to desire, they have to have passion for that goal. If it's something which doesn't motivate you, most likely, you won't succeed on your own excel in that if it's something that you're not really your heart isn't really content, when even if you attain that goal sometimes and you're successful, in inverted commas, you won't find peace and contentment of the heart. And that's why some people, for example, spend years trying to become a doctor studying medicine going through all of the many hours that they have to do and, and all of those junior doctor duties that they have to do. And then finally when they become a doctor, they realize it's actually not what
they wanted. It's not the type of success that they were looking for. So they will leave and they will search for something else. Or even if they stick with it, it's not something which brings them contentment in the heart. So the first principle that alarms certain mentions is how we need to have desire for that success. And we when Allah addresses us and he speaks to us about success, Allah azza wa jal isn't speaking about your wealth, or is not speaking about your job, or your education is not speaking about the different types of success that we may have in our world in life. And by the way, there's nothing wrong with wanting to be successful in wealth and your education and your
job and so on. But above all of this one a large zildjian is focusing on is the success of the athlete or the success of the hereafter. So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions that in order for us to do that, we must know what it is that we're aiming for, and why we're aiming for it. And what is motivating us to aim for that. And that's why Allah subhana wa Taala mentions but if
the believers are successful, it is guaranteed for them that they will be successful. And at the end of this passage, Allah azza wa jal to motivate us he tells us what it is that we're seeking for those people who fulfill these conditions, who fulfill these attributes that Allah mentions in his opening passage. Will our eco human word is phone, they will be the ones who will inherit what will they inherit? A levina uri Sunil for those who via Holly dawn, they will be the ones who will inherit el Faro those. Now notice how here and this is one of the few occasions in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions and for those
normally when olara xojo speaks about the hereafter and its reward, what does he refer to Jenna generally speaking Jana power does. But here because there is something which we should aim for. It is something which is a goal. It is something that we should be motivated for something we should have desire and passion for. It is not just Jannah but it is the highest levels of general for those
As our Prophet told us on Allahu alayhi wa sallam in well for those that are under agenda or also called Jana Woolfolk, unwashed rock man, woman how to fit Joe and how will Jana? Indeed well for those, it is the highest level of Paradise and it is in the middle of Paradise and above it is the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala and from it to all of the rivers of Jannah come, this is your goal. And that's why when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would advise his companions and encourage them to ask Allah for gender he would say, eras ultimune la Jana fussa ruhul for those when you ask Allah for Jana, ask him for for those. Even though for those is the highest level, very
few people will attain filled those because the highest level of Jenna, most of the people of gender will not be in for those before me a new when we aim to attain the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal when we have that goal in mind, when everything else that we do in this dunya slots within this jigsaw, our wealth and our job and our family and our education, it is all part of this greater puzzle, the goal of which is to attain not just Jana, but all for those. And when you understand this concept, you understand why the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would Excel so much, and why they would push them so hard. And why many of them even though they were
given a guarantee of Jenna, some of them in the lifetime of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, were given a guarantee of Jannah that they will enter into Jannah. Yet still, they would push themselves and they would Excel, and they would continue to work for that reward of a larger agenda. Because it's not just gender that they want. What do they want? They want the highest levels of Jenna, like the companion who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Ask me of something, what do you need? So he said, Oh Allah in the US or messenger of Allah as a Luca more of a Potemkin village Jana, I asked you for your companionship engine,
didn't want money, didn't want position didn't want to be a governor or leader or a general. He said, O Messenger of Allah, if you're asking me what I want, and you're willing to give it to me, then I want your companionship in general.
And look at that mindset. This is what his most foremost is foremost in his mind. So the Prophet said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to him over your rojava perhaps you want something else, perhaps you want something different? Because that's not probably what the prophet SAW Selim had in mind, maybe the prophets tell him when he asked him what he wanted, was speaking about the dunya but worldly affairs, perhaps you want something else. He said, No messenger of Allah, this is what I want. So the Prophet said to him, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then helped me to help you by performing much prostration by prostrating to Allah frequently and often pray as much as you can. So
Lars, though, which will tells us how this should be our goal. This is what should motivate us, than the aim of Allah, the blessings of Allah and the delights of Jenna, but not just any level of Jana, to be at the highest level of Jana, where your companion in that level is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the greatest of the prophets of Allah and the greatest of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, and the scholars and so on, and so forth. This is what you're aiming for. This is your goal, then Alonzo jewel, in the same opening passage tells you how to achieve that goal. And that is that you excel in everything. So he mentions to have a short
insula, and he mentions to give the car and he mentions to stay away from false speech, and he mentions to preserve your modesty and your chastity. And he mentions Allah subhanaw taala mentions to fulfill your rights, and your oaths and your Trust's meaning that when your relationship with Allah is at the highest level that he can possibly be, because you're doing everything that you can, possibly to come closer to Allah azza wa jal, as some of the scholars of the self would say about one another, that if this man or if this follow was told today that he would die, he would be unable to increase in action. He's already doing so much that if he knew that today was the day of his
death, he wouldn't be able to do any more anyway. Whereas us if we were told that this is our last night, midnight, we will die. Tomorrow morning, we will die we have 24 hours left. How different would our perspective be? How many of our priorities would change, yet the scholars of the self, some of them, they were doing so much, even if they were told they were going to die that same day, it wouldn't make much difference, because they're already doing so much. So Lauren soldier tells us that to reach that highest level, you must have that relationship with Allah azza wa jal. You must work on
To me day in day out, strive, motivate yourself endeavor, persevere, to make your relationship with Alonzo, Virgil as strong as it possibly can be, but not just your relationship with Allah, because from your relationship with Allah azza wa jal is that you follow the commandments of Allah when it comes to your relationship with other people as well. The way that you treat your parents, your spouse, your children, people around you, everyone that you come and interact with those people, even though they are your parents, even though obeying them as part of your religion, and so on. Ultimately, it is you that benefit, because by doing so, and by expanding in all of those facets,
and in all of those issues, you bring yourself closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala ultimately. So Laura xojo tells us at the outset of the surah Principle number one, remember your goal, your destination, your objective, what it is that you're trying to achieve. Allah subhanho wa Taala then mentions in the next passage, and I'm obviously skipping verses.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala then mentions how we should remember that in order to achieve that goal, we have a finite time. We have a limited amount of time, we'll open the hell up on an insert I'm in Salalah T min when and indeed we created mankind from a clay like substance from Madonna who looked for 10 for your karate makin. And then from that he became a drop of semen from my Falcon and not for Tanaka for Falcon, Alana Potter madhva. And then we made the drop of semen into a cloth and the clot into a type of flesh for Filipino mother daughter Ivana. And then from the flesh, we bought out bones for castlerea Varma and then we fashion we covered those bones with flesh and skin from insha
Allah who help an author, and then it became as if he became a new creation, from the drop of semen, he becomes a full fledged working, functioning human body, for tabarrok, Allah Wasserman hardy allein. So all praise and glory be to Allah, the best of creators from in Nevada come in, in a combat other than the kalama, you turn. But then after this, you will surely die. Allah starts at the beginning of creation, skips everything in between, from my inner combatant the Dalai Lama you tune, then surely you will die from my inner commitment to the iPhone, and then surely a day will come when you will be resurrected. So Lauren selgin is saying that in order to achieve that goal,
you don't have an unlimited amount of time. Because your the Yama is established, when you die. When you pass away, and death comes to you. It is as if your day of judgment has already been established. Because there is very little that you are nothing that you yourself can do. Perhaps other people will do something on your behalf, or some of the good deeds that you left behind will continue to accumulate rewards for you by the permission of Allah, but physically yourself, you have nothing more that you can do after the time comes. Remember that your timeline is finite, it is something which will finish, you have a limited amount of time, and so learns that which one again
brings to our mind, how we should understand this point. And so therefore, we must understand the priorities that we need to have. So Larissa, what you mentioned is the third
of those principles, that in order for us to remember our journey and our purpose and our goal, and Allah subhanho wa Taala as our Creator, and our originator, and our sustainer and provider, and the one who gives life and death and the one who to crease good and harm and the one who guides and decrees misguidance. For others, a large that which knows that this life is a life of empty hand, a life of trial and test. Allah subhanaw taala knows better than anyone better than we do, our souls, the challenges that we face, and the obstacles that we have to overcome and the difficulties that present themselves to us on a daily basis. So learn soldier councils how to focus and he gives us
two things that we need to remember. Number one, that in order to remember your goal, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and one of the ways that you come to remember a large agenda, one of the greatest reminders of Allah is his creation. One follow up on a phone call comes sir.
Well my akuna Anil holography Nene. And indeed We created above you seven layered heavens, and we will not negligent with regard to creation. When you see the sun and the moon, when you see the stars when you see the heavens and the earth. When you see the mountains in the oceans when you see the forests and the trees. When you see the animals and you see the creation of Allah. And more than all of this when you look within your own body. When you look at the way
Allah has created you, and the way that alarms The world has allowed you to see and hear and feel, and smell and taste. And the way that alarms soldier has decreed the blood pumps around your body, and the way that your heart beats and the way that you breathe all of this instinctively, without having to command yourself without having to stop and pause and reflect over it. It is from the greatest signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So know that Allah azza wa jal is reminding you of himself, because one of the greatest traps of shapen is to change your perspective. One of the greatest traps of shaitaan is to make you forget your objective, because we as Muslims, I don't
think there's any Muslim that you would go to, and say to him, What's your goal in life, except that he will tell you my goal in life is Janna. Every Muslim knows this, but many Muslims lose sight of the goal. They become preoccupied with wealth. And again, it's not because wealth is haram or wrong. It is a part of our religion. But it preoccupies us sometimes to such an extent that everything else becomes secondary, even the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our family, it is something that is part of our religion that Allah has commanded us to do and have, yet sometimes he preoccupy so much it preoccupies us so much that everything else becomes secondary, even the worship of Allah. And
that is the meaning of the statement of Allah in the Quran in nama amar lucam what Allah to convince them, that your, your children and your wealth are a source of trial for you, meaning that they can either lead you to God, or they can lead you to evil. It is always the challenge that presents itself. So Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us focus, remember, think, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will take reminder from the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the sponsor of Islam is narrated from them, that they would go to the signs that Allah especially mentioned in the Quran, when Allah says For example, look at the oceans. Look at the sun. Look at the moon, look at
the stars when they would see them. They wouldn't just think oh, what a beautiful night. What a beautiful sunrise. How ccommodate it's no wonder just reflecting that way. But they would remember Allah who the one who created it, it would always be a reminder for them to alarm so even the verse in the Quran in surah, Russia, a fella Jambo Runa lldb Nikki for holy What do they not look at the camel the way that it has been created. The scholars when they would see a camel they would go and touch the camel, and they will look at this camel because they would marvel at its creation because a large Virgil has told us in the Quran to pay attention and heed to it. How Alonzo vigil created
the camel. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us of his science, because by his through his science, it is a reminder of him subhanho wa Taala
the fourth methodology, and there is certain thing that Allah subhana wa Taala does in order to remind us it is by weeding in the Quran, the stories of the past prophets and the experiences with their nations and how they too, had to overcome these trials. they too had to undergo these trials. And often in the Quran, Allah subhana wa Taala wants us to remember how to overcome or remind us how to overcome these challenges. He gives to us the stories of the prophets of the past. The full stories that are mentioned and there are four of these stories that are mentioned in Surah min on all of them as a reminder, and this is methodology number four and it is the methodology that
reminds us to read the Syrah, also of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because within that, there is a great reminder for us. These four stories in particular that are mentioned in this surah they all have one thing in common. The first story is a story of no Halle his Salam. The second is the story of hood RT histogram. The third is a story of Mousavi histogram, and the fourth in a single verse, Allah subhana wa Taala mentions the Prophet Risa rd his Salatu was Salam. Why are these four prophets and what is the context in which their stories are mentioned particularly in this surah because as you know, when Allah subhanaw taala mentions the stories of the prophet in the
Quran, in a single surah, he doesn't mention the whole life or the whole story of a prophet, he only mentioned certain verses and then he moves on. And then in the next surah, or another surah, he will again repeat the same story of that same Prophet, but he will add a detail or he will miss a detail or they will be another issue that is being highlighted. And that is because every time this is done, it is only done to highlight the theme of the surah. The purpose isn't to mention the biography of the Prophet as a full complete life story of biography. The point is to mention the part of the Torah and the element that is most appropriate to the theme of the surah so Allah
subhanaw taala in these four, no would move
stannary sorry, hemos Salatu was Salam. He mentions one thing in particular concerning them. And that is the human nature, their humanity, and rarely in other than the surah. And a large soldier knows best if memory serves me correct, rarely is a stone in any other surah that the theme or the single thing that ties these four stories is the human nature. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the story of know how to his sternum, how when he came to his people, and he warned them of the punishment of Allah and he told them about the heat and he ordered them to follow Him and to follow the commandments of a large soldier. They said to him, mother in law basho myth lucam, you read on
your football Aleykum this man is no one put a human. He is a human like us. All he wants to do is become better than you. He wants to be the reader. He wants to be the one with power. He wants to be the one with wealth and fame. It is all a self serving purpose. We'll all share our bonala Angela mela and if Allah had really wanted to send to us a prophet, he would have sent to us angels. This is what they said about no hurry, he said. Fast forward to the story of who they are is Sonam again, who the only concern comes to his people, tells them to worship Allah follow His commandments, so on and so forth, warns them of the punishment of Allah, if they don't believe what do they say? Maha
Illa bash myth lokum This man is a human like we are he is a man like us. You're Coloma matter Kowloon. I mean, he eats from the same food that we eat from while you're shabu minmatar Strabane and he drinks from the same water that we drink from Waller in apartment to mesh on mithila come in nakum, even the house your own. And if shown a version of a show routine. If you follow another human, you obey another human, then you will be lost. This was their rationale. This was their thinking. First of all, to the story of Musa alayhis salam for call who are not mean only Bashar Rainey Mifflin.
Pharaoh said that we shall we believe in these two men, meaning moose and his brother Hoon and he Mr. Ram, shall we just believe in these two ordinary men, even though their people, their nation are slaves to us. They were enslaved to us. And now they're asking us to obey them. The humans they like us, they're not angels, and in other places, even though it's not in this surah. But in other places. Allah subhana wa Taala mentions that this was exactly the same thing that always said to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
were called and Levine Allah your region Anika Anna, Lola Angela, Irene and melodica, owner of Ghana in Surah, Al Furqan, which is one of the soldiers that comes after this surah. And those who don't believe in the meeting with alarming the Day of Judgment, they say that if only Allah had sent angels down to us, or if only Allah had shown himself to us, then we would have believed. So again, it is that same thing.
the humanity of these prophets, Allah subhana wa Taala sent them because as humans, they would be the best of examples for us, in the trials, that we would face the challenges that we would, we would have to overcome the methodology that we would have to adhere to, in order to attain that success, that Alonzo, which I mentioned at the beginning of the surah, who can possibly be a better example, than someone who is like me and you? Because had Allah azza wa jal sent down angels, then the people would have said, Surely the angels, they can't expect us to pray like they do. Fast like they do get charged like they don't even need to eat and drink, they fly. They do this they do, how
can they possibly even understand the emotions, the problems, the issues that I'm dealing with, because they're not even from my species, might not even from the same creation as me. So loss of Hannah waterless and down to us humans, because part of our challenge is our human nature. We have to overcome our desires, the whisperings of shame upon the different trials that are large social places before us, we have to eat and drink and provide for our families and sleep all of these things that we as humans have to do. So larussa, which will send down prophets. So Allah subhanaw taala, is showing you this methodology, how when we look at the example of those prophets, we see
how they overcame and yes, even though the prophets are far better and greater than all of us, their example and the principles that they used and the methodology that they adhere to. It is something which all of us can apply. It is applicable to all of us. And so they were the best of examples, your alarm zones, and also shows how warped the thinking of those people were those people who rejected those prophets of Allah based upon their humanity. So learnzillion shows within the sort of a when a person their standards and their measurement for success.
is not the measurement that Allah has prescribed for them, then the way that they use their intellect and their mind is not the way that Alonzo Church has ordained. And so therefore, he leads them to false conclusions. Just as they said the truth and nor and Moosa and how
they humans, why should we follow them? Allah azzawajal then mentions in the final story, someone who has the opposite issue, or a prophet whose people had the opposite issue, resolving his Salaam, recently his Salaam was human, what do they do to him instead, they made him to be caught. So rather than looking at his humanity, which is what they should have done, they did the reverse and they made him like a diety like a god. And so Allah subhana wa tada tells us to look at these examples, to look at the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala is informing us of their methodology.
And that's that's the four I think that's the fourth principle, to think and to use not only your Eman but to look at the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. And that's why in the Sorbonne, Allah azza wa jal speaks about those people who disbelieved in their Prophet, he says, belcanto boom for your home not even harder. When a humara mandelman dooney vatika home la hora, Milan. These people who disbelieve in Allah reject the prophet and so on. Their hearts are in a state of heedlessness, they don't think the way that they should think they often use their intellect to arrive at conclusions which are contradictory, and they themselves often contradict themselves, just
as they would say about the Prophet sallam, he should be an angel. But then had he been an angel they would have had an issue with him being an angel. So their logic doesn't fall into place, the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala commands them to do. The fifth of those
principles that are large siljan mentions within the surah
is how to use the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The blessings that Allah azza wa jal has bestowed upon. One of the greatest ways of achieving success is that Allah subhana wa Taala has given you blessings to use those blessings as a means to attain that success. And that is one of the methodologies that the prophets of Allah all of them and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left for us. Allah subhana wa Taala has given you wealth. If your intention in earning that wealth and spending that wealth is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala that wealth becomes a source of blessing for you. In fact, you are rewarded for earning that wealth. If when you go to work, that is
your intention to earn the halaal risk to please Allah subhanho wa Taala to earn a good living for your family so that you may live in halal means to give some of that money in charity and to spend it in the way of Allah and to perform hajj and umrah and to use it in MOBA and what Allah has made halal for you, then Allah azza wa jal will reward you for earning that wealth. And this is a well established principle in our religion, the power of your intention. Your children can be one of the greatest sources of goodness for you, your family, if your children are those children who will make for you after you pass away, you bring them up and you nurture them in a way that is pleasing to
Allah subhanho wa Taala they will be one of the sources of your delight on Yom Okayama as the Prophet Toler sallallahu, alayhi wa sallam that a person will come in that day, and he will see good deeds that he will recognize and he will claim them to be his own. Then a large soldier will say to look over there, these deeds belong to you as well. The man will look and he will say no over law, they don't belong to me. These are don't recognize they don't belong to me. So Allah will say, these are the deeds of your offspring, your children, you have a share of that reward. So every single blessing that Allah azza wa jal has given to us. It can be used in a way to come closer to Allah
subhanho wa Taala and that's where a lot of soldiers when he speaks about his principle in the surah he says, hold him and in honor of the woman fee her in control Italia moon, the earth and everything within a two does it belong to
say Apollo lunar Linda, they will say it belongs to Allah will more robust
collaboration, our vim say who is the Lord of the seven heavens and the Lord of the quake prone Singapore Luna Linda, they will say it is Allah will remember the Maluku to cliche say Who is the one who controls everything in the universe, and they will say it belongs to Allah, Allah azza wa jal has given us so many blessings. If we were to use them to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It would be one of the greatest and also one of the easiest ways of achieving that success that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to have, because I learned so much it doesn't burden you more than you can bear. Not all of us has to become a scholar of Islam. Not all of us has to be a person
Son who spends all night every night worshiping Allah in prayer. Not every single person has to fast that every single person has to give millions of pounds in charity. Every single person is different. The situation is different. The blessings that Allah has bestowed has bestowed upon them is different. So what a large zildjian has given to you in your own means what he has enabled you to do, use it in a way that will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
In America Rahim Allah, the great scholar of Islam, as you know, was known for the narration of Hadith. He was a scholar of Hadith. And he would spend the vast majority of his time sitting in the masjid of a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina, and he would spend his time teaching. That's what he would do. There were other scholars who lived in Medina at the same time, same era scholars of Islam, who would spend more time worshiping Allah, not teaching so much not narrating Hadith so much, but they would spend more time in prayer and recitation of Quran and fasting. And they would sometimes say to Mr. Malik, you don't worship Allah enough. You don't perform enough
worship you spend too much time teaching, you should dedicate more time to praying and natural prayers and Quran and so on. And that doesn't mean by the way that a man can undo those acts of worship. But the thing you should do more rather than teach more. So in my Malik would say to the Lima Haleakala, every person find something easier to do, it's all good. All of it is an act of worship, all of it brings you closer to Allah. But some people will find teaching and seeking knowledge easier, others will find fasting easier, others will find giving child to easier. So the doors and gates of gender are many Allah subhanho wa Taala than mentioned as the sixth principle
within the surah. To seek refuge from shapen to be aware of your enemy, because one of the hindrances or the main hindrance from the path to success is our enemy shape. So Lauren soldier tells us within the sort of rugby rules will becoming hammers attache out in our although be corrupted, Dawn, and say, I seek refuge in a law firm shavon and his whisperings and his armies and I seek refuge in Allah, the tea and his armies should be presented before me, they should be present with me that they should come and they should divert me from this path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then finally, the final of those principles is how the greatest means of success. And these are
the last three or four verses that are learned social mentions within the surah and the last passage of the surah speaks about the day of judgment and resurrection. But in the last three or four verses are learned so which are mentioned the final principle and that is the greatest means and way of attaining success is by holding on to the path of a lone soldier. Attaching yourself to Allah subhana wa Tada. When you come closer to Allah azza wa jal and your hope and your fear and your love and your reliance and your trust all of it revolves around Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the greatest means and way of success. For Tara love on Monday called Huck, how high and mighty and
glory Glorified is Allah the true king, La Ilaha Illa horrible Laotian Karim. None has the right to be worshipped except him. He is the Lord of the glorious throne. And then Allah mentions in the final verse of the surah that we should make. We're all Rob Belfield. waterhen. Want to hide or Rahimi and say, Oh my Lord, forgive me and have mercy upon me. Indeed, you are the Most Merciful of those who showed mercy. attach yourself to Allah azza wa jal. And this is a beautiful conclusion of the surah. Because this conclusion ties in with the beginning, we go now back full circle to the beginning of the surah, the beginning of the surah when allarakha, which says, indeed successful on
the believers, he mentions how to attain that success. And the first thing that he mentions, is when you pray, when you pray to Allah azza wa jal, and you have for sure you're attentive and submissive in your prayer. So the final final principle is linked to the first few verses of the soul of the opening passage. Both of them show Allah begins and ends with this point. And often when Allah does this here is to show the importance of something, allow repeat something, not for the sake of repetition, but for emphasis and to show its importance. And that is that you attach yourself to Allah azza wa jal, and one of the greatest means of attachment. One of the greatest ways of
connection to Allah and coming closer to a large surgeon is through the prayer. Because when you pray, and you stand, and you recite Surah Fatiha, you're having a conversation with Allah. As our Prophet told us that Allahu alayhi wa sallam the for every single verse of Fatiha that you recite Allah subhanho wa Taala responds, the sage that Quran the prayer is the one in which you recite the Quran and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
will send them would love to spend his nights in prayer during the night. And the scholars say that one of the reasons for that is because in the prayer you can recite the Quran. It is the time and the place for the recitation of the Quran. The Prayer is the place where you perform so June, the closest place that you can come in this life to Allah subhanho wa Taala as the Prophet told us on Allahu alayhi wa sallam Accra buma, Kunal Abdullah Robbie, he was surgeon, the closest station in this life that you have to Allah is when you're in your surgeon in your prostration. So Allah subhana wa Taala is giving us these names.
When you look at the history of the prayer, and you see how it was obligated and how it came about, it came about after the year, which is commonly known in the Sierra as amateurism, the year of grief and sorrow. That is the year that the wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, our mother Khadija rhodiola, who passed away, and it is the same year that the uncle of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam abou Polly passed away. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, after Allah subhana wa Tada, these are the two people that he depended upon most that they will defend him most for the joy of the Allahu anhu within the house, giving him personal comfort and support. And I will
tell him in public, but both of them died in a single year. It is after this happened when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, in some ways, was more isolated, because now no one would stand between him and the leaders of courage, and those people who wanted to do him harm. It is this time that Alonzo will chose to give him one of the greatest miracles. And that is an Swan Mirage, the Night Journey to the heavens. And one of the greatest purposes of that night journey was the obligation of the prayer. The night Jenny was to show the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he wasn't alone, that he hadn't been forsaken, that Allah subhanaw taala even if his wife and his
uncle and everyone else was to die or pass away or leave him, Allah azza wa jal is with him and he is sufficient. But the Night Journey wasn't going to be a recurring thing. You wouldn't be something which would come over and over again, it is once but how does he continue that connection with Allah azza wa jal, Allah obligated upon him the prayer and that's why when you look at the story, it is amazing to see that when Allah azza wa jal first obligated the prayer upon me and knew this oma, how many times Was it a day and night? Initially 50 imagine praying 50 times a day and night, how often would you be praying 50 times a day a night, under every half an hour, less than 30 minutes, you
will have to pray already in this lecture, we would have prayed to three prayers. Imagine this when you steep your work. You're with your family, you're shopping, you're traveling, every field every half an hour, you're praying, and we know what goes into a prayer, especially if you have to make although and you have to read yourself for the prayer and so on. It is literally as if you're doing nothing other than praying, preparing for the prayer, finishing your prayer, starting the next prayer. And even though the concession that Allah gave to this oma was that we only pray five times a day and night, not 50 from the mercy of Allah azza wa jal. The scholars say that from the wisdoms
of the story is to show how much we should be connected to a large searcher. Because through that connection with Allah, it is as if you are praying 50 times a day or night, and that is the way that you achieve that success. Not only when your heart is connected to a large So in general, but it is connected with sure meaning you're attentive, your heart is alive. You understand what it is that you're doing in the prayer, you comprehend what it is that you're reciting in the prayer, you understand the purpose and the objective and the and the sanctity of this act of worship. That is when Allah subhanho wa Taala opens his blessings upon you. And that is one of the greatest ways to
achieve success as Allah subhanho wa Taala that he crunches that success under a large social mix for most these believers that he has praised within the Khurana that He grants us and our families and our parents and our teachers and for those that are that will lower Allah muscle alarm in the below Muhammad Ali he was scrubbing edge Marine, Saira Malik Rahmatullah