Enjoy Your Prayer #10 Touring the Adhan
Channel: Ali Hammuda
Series: Ali Hammuda - Enjoy Your Prayer
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So far, we've looked at several dimensions still working our way up to sila.
We haven't really gone into the door of Salah as of yet.
We've spoken about the importance of keeping your attention within the parameters of solder, and whenever you are distracted to bring it back to Florida. Then we added another layer to that, which was the importance of understanding the different movements and statements of sight. And then we added another three layers on top of that all of this is before you come into
the layer of hope coming into Sana with Raja huge expectations from Allah gender Gerardo.
And then we added another layer on top of that, which is the dimension of what I'll call foo will Hush, you have fear and all of Allah Jalla Jalla. And then we added another dimension on top of that, which is the layer of muhabba Love of Allah subhanaw taala and we expounded upon each of these.
And then we began to move into other aspects. As we go nearer to the confines of solder.
We spoke about a model and the virtues of model.
We spoke also about making preparations for Salah in terms of your outfit, how you will dress Whether you are coming to the masjid or whether you are praying at home.
We also spoke about aspects pertaining to coming to the masjid and why this is far more superior than praying at home and all of the hair of the goodness that comes with coming to the house of Allah subhanaw taala. We addressed our brothers and we addressed our sisters.
And then we spoke about what was the last heading before we conclude it.
What did we speak about before we left off last week? Who remembers?
Or Dan? Yeah, the call to prayer.
And we spoke about the history of the church and at what point it was legislated in the city of Medina, how it entered into our religion who are the ones who saw it as a dream and how it came.
How it was legislated in the religion of Islam.
There is one more aspect pertaining to the other and I wanted to wrap up before we proceed
to take a delve into the words of Adang since you are hearing them if you are living near a masjid at least multiple times a day. What does the statement of event
The more than he says, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar. For times Allah is greater, Allah is greater, Allah is greater, Allah is greater, and this repetition is intended.
It is a clear reminder
to every able bodied, sane Muslim, who was able to carry out the Salah, and he's aware of it. That Allah subhanho wa Taala is above all of your expectations and he is greater than your aspirations and anything that may be distracting you from Salah at that moment of Adan realize that it is beneath your Lord and Allah subhanaw taala is above it.
If it is trade
that's occupying you, at the time when you hear the other and being cold for Salah, realize that Allah is Akbar, he is greater than your trade. So leave your commerce leave your business, log out and come to the masjid and come to here who is Akbar who is greater than your train.
If at the time of adoption, what is distracting you what you are preoccupied with at that moment is time with family. Browsing through social media.
A meal that you are enjoying your favorite show that you are watching. revision for an important exam time with your children, time with your friends, whatever it may be, and whoever you may be spending time with, realize that Allahu Akbar,
he is greater than all of them. So leave what is Danny what is lowly in comparison to your Lord and come to Allah Who is Akbar? Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
And that is why there is a fear for a person who hears the Adhan and is able to pray and purposely and consciously, intentionally intentionally abandons the salah. There is a fear for this person's Eman and his status as a Muslim. Because you are hearing them rather than seeing either literally you're hearing it physically or metaphorically because you know the unknown is happening somewhere in the world. Allah is greater and then you allow the aspects of dunya to distract you as if to say what I am doing is greater than Nicole for saga
Allah says all right and many other ILAHA Have you not considered He who has taken his desire as his God?
The prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was saying those are here
to denari tries to Durham dice Abdul Hamid first the ice Abdul is totally fair, I will Hamina meaning miserable is the slave of the dinar miserable is the slave of the Durham the pound on the dollar. Miserable is the slave of garments clothes miserable is the slave of velvet.
So any person
who allows any aspect of his or her life, their worldly interaction to distract them from masala yet they hear Allahu Akbar, it's as if they are saying there was something greater than the call for Salah and the obligation from my Lord.
Allah Hua Akbar four times just in case anyone fails to remember.
And then the eye then goes on to say a shadow Allah ilaha illallah
testified that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah gender gelato, the most central of all reality. So heed, it all goes back to this.
Or your adoration, your obsession, your yearning, your ambitions, your love your hope. They rest with him. And that's why you leave everything and you say, I go to worship Allah, how do I testify I witnessed as if I have seen it with my own eyes shahada, as if I have seen it in my own eyes, I can testify in court if need be, because I am a witness to the Oneness of Allah, as if I have seen it firsthand, I should testify.
No one has the right to be worshipped but Allah, how will you worship Allah, upon which methodology and following whose footsteps the other end goes on to say a shadow, a number 100 And Rasulullah I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of allah sallallahu.
So it's as if the first part of the Adhan is identifying for you to my Buddha, who is the object of worship, who is Lu who is the God who you are adored, that is Allah shadow Allah in
the second part of it then gives you the way to that God, the way the path that leads to the pleasure of that creator, a shadow under Muhammadan rasul Allah upon the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa.
So the first part of the idea and identifies who you are, who it is from your worshipping, and the second part of the idea and identifies the pathway that leads to that worship, Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada
think you say, Hi yah, the Salah, says Come to Prayer, come to Salah.
Meaning if you are claiming to be a person of to hate, who loves Allah and places Him above all, and if you are claiming to be a Sunni Muslim who places the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam above everything else, then your immediate priority or number one ambition in life is to fulfill your Salah, hi Jana Salah
rushed to the prayer
and if you have come to Salah what have you automatically achieved you've achieved successfully so the now says hi yada fella Come to success. As if to say that if you want the definition of success, realize that success is in silence.
You're doing Yahweh and you're okra we issues
the resolution of those problems are found in Salah Hi yah Allah salatu Haryana
and if any one of your friends was to wake you up at 5am in the morning and say to you bro, there is a huge business opportunity waiting for us. I'm telling you, we will be successful. And you say give me the details. He says yeah if you just trust me I'm I'm not your father. Am I not your brother? Am I not your cousin? Am I not your son? Am I not someone you trust me?
You will go with him. Because you trust that success is in his recommendation. How then should it be when Allahu Allah God Allah who says to you, hi yah Allah salah, Come to Prayer Hi Yah and AlFalah Come to success This will bring you success.
And subhanAllah what is interesting is that for every statement of Adan you hear Allahu Akbar, Allah Allah in Allah Sure. Do I know Muhammad Rasul Allah we as listeners of the we're supposed to repeat as he says.
He says Allahu Akbar, we say Allahu Akbar. He says, Shadow Allah ilaha illAllah. We do the same.
With the exception to when the mother and says Hey, Allah salah, come to prayer, he added further Come to success. Here you don't repeat as he says. What do you say?
La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah you say there is no power and mighty accepting Allah
To say that my ability to come to the prayer and my ability to therefore succeed. This is all from Elijah and
I have no strength I have myself can do nothing.
If I'm able to do that we'll go and come to the masjid. This is from you, Oh Allah, if I'm able to carry out a Salah that is from you, oh Allah if you accept it from me that is from you. Oh Allah.
So when the government says Come to Prayer come to says success you surrender you see, there is no power. There is no strength except in Allah, gender Janelle And this is a humbling reality and a very appropriate preparation for Salah
Hi Jana Salah Jana fella.
Then the more than says Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar another two times just in case you forgot, and it's only been maybe 3040 seconds since he started but this is the nature of insulin, he is forgetful. Ma Sunil Insano insane and Ill earliness he won an elbow in La Jolla. colourable was the poet he says the only reason why in San was called in San is because of his Nestea and his forgetfulness. And the heart was called called because it continues to move continues to change.
Allahu Akbar, then he says Allahu Akbar, but remember, he is greater, and then then takes you back to the most central of all realities. So he did the Oneness of Allah doing the God and who he says La ilaha illAllah. Don has the right to be worshipped, but Allah has.
These are the words of them
that are being uttered every second of the day, 1000s of times across the entire mass of the globe.
Wherever the other end finishes, it starts in another place. And it finishes in that other place. And it sets off in another place every second of the day, starting from the
east most parts of the mass of the globe, go to East Indonesia and start from those islands there. Other than is happening 1000s of times by the 1000s of the massages that are there and move westwards
to the west of Indonesia, going into Jakarta. The other one is happening. It stops in one place and it starts off in another and you cross over into Malaysia. It finishes in Indonesia. It starts again in Malaysia from Malaysia, you cross over into Burma and finishes in Malaysia. It starts in Burma finishes in mum, it starts in Dhaka in Bangladesh and Silla and all of the other regions that it finishes in Bangladesh, it Subhanallah it starts again in India, it finishes India, it starts in in Pakistan, and you continue moving to the lands of Afghanistan and Baghdad, Iraq, the other one is happening and then you move on to the UAE musket before that, and the Middle East and sham Jordan
fell asleep the other one is happening 1000s of times a day and then it finishes there and you you move a little bit more, you go to Africa and those regions and the other one is happening there.
Every second of the 24 hour clock Allah has name is being glorified and his oneness is being declared and the prophethood of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being announced.
La ilaha illAllah.
Then when you are done finishes,
there is a dua that the Muslim is supposed to say that I'm sure most of you have memorized.
But to be honest, because we say it so much is easy to devalue it to not see its true merit and worth that is refreshed yet for a moment because this is part of the preparation for sada
Imam Al Bukhari writes on the authority of jab, jab the ladder the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, man, Allah Hina is now done. Whoever says the following words after he hears the Adang what words hola humara Bahasa he downloaded Tana Oh ALLAH memorize it if you don't know it.
Oh Allah knows of this perfect call.
Wa salatu wa EMA and node of this established prayer
team Mohammed O'Neill was sila Waldfogel unit. Give Mohammed O Allah give him there were sealer. Give him the favor. The Fub Lila
what I call McCollum and Maha Holden, and let the water and raise him to the station of praise that you promised him. And in some of the reasons that were authenticated by some in Nikola totally fooled me hard, because you Oh Allah, you never fail in your promise. He said alayhi salatu salam, whoever says these words after the other Hallett levels of it Yeoman piano, he is to be assured of my intercession on the Day of Judgment.
and unpack that dua sentence by sentence for you to appreciate what you are saying.
You say hola hamara Bahasa he doubted Tamar. Oh Allah, Lord of this perfect call. What does it mean? The perfect call it means the call of Tawheed the call of the Oneness of Allah that is found in the other.
Oh Allah lord of this perfect call.
Wa salatu wa EMA N O Allah, the Lord of this established prayer, meaning the prayer that was announced the ACL Salah, the pleasure of Salah Mohammed salah, Lord of the established prayer, this is one of the two interpretations
and then you say it Mohan Medina vasila give Mohammed della Sera,
there was sila. If you want to translate it literally it means the means.
The vehicle that takes you from something to another, give him there were sila and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained what that was sila was that he wants us to pray that Allah gives him on the day of judgment. So he's Muslim. He says that Allah Cena is a place in Jana.
That is only be fitting for one of Allah Almighty's creation. What are you and Hakuna Anna who and I hope that I will be that person.
It's the uppermost and most noble part of Jenga called NYC law that will only be befitting for one individual from all of creation. No Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says I am hopeful that I will be that person. So you say Oh Allah, Lord of this perfect call.
And Lord of this established prayer, give Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala sila, we've understood that. He said, Well Felina
the virtue give him also the virtue or give him the favor.
The scholars have said what this means is that it is Elman Zilla ality here FOCA say it in color,
it's in reference to a position that is a notch higher than all of the other creation. So you are saying give him the font Lila, the virtue the favor, it means give him a status that is higher than everyone else's clear.
Give him Allah sila and give him Alpha Lila. And then you say what about whom are calm and Muhammad and let the water and raise him to the station of praise? That you have promised him? What is what is this Maqam Al Mahmoud this praised station.
in reference to a shafa to the Okuma the grand intercession that he will be gifted on the day of judgment.
And because of the shefa, that all of humanity will see, only he has access to they will praise Him. And that is therefore the praised station. What happens is that because of the agony of the Day of Judgment, and the years upon years of waiting and cramming and the density and the sweating, of your multi AMA and its darkness and fear and anxiety,
people will begin to reach a tipping point.
And on that day of reckoning, they will go to the Prophet of Allah Adam and they will beg him please, even if it means that we will go to hell. intercede on our behalf to Allah so that the judgment begins paradise or hell but we can't stay here it's too much. And Adam Alayhi Salatu was Salam will decline. He says I cannot do this. And he will give his reasons. And he will say go to the Prophet of Allah. No, no, and they will all go to the Prophet of Allah know, and they will say to him, please intercede on our behalf, ask Allah to begin the reckoning, even if it means we go to Paradise or hell, and he will decline and he will give his reason and he will send them to the
Prophet of Allah. Ibrahim alayhi salatu salam, and Ibrahim will also decline and He will give His reasons and he will send them to the Prophet of Allah Musa Moses and Musa alayhis salam will decline and he will give his reason and he will send them to the Prophet of Allah Issa. I think he salatu salam Jesus and He will decline, but he will not give a reason.
And then he will say to them, you are to go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and people begin to flock to our Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And they complain of the situation. And they plead they say to him, please intercede on our behalf and ask Allah to begin the reckoning. And he will say an Allah and Allah I am the one for this task. I am the one for this task, and he will make his way and he will stand beneath the Throne of Allah diligent and he will prostrate and Allah will inspire him during his frustration to praise Allah with words that no human being has ever used to praise Allah subhanaw taala
Allah will inspire him. And then Allah will say to him yeah Mohammed Oh Mohamed El Faro sack, raise your head, while Sal Tata, Ask and you will be given wash fat to shefa and make your intercession, it will be accepted. And he will say, Allahu Allah Almighty Almighty, oh my lord, my nation, my nation, my niche.
And it is at that moment that the reckoning begins.
And all of humanity in their billions will see this, that no one had access to the Shiva and the Rama. This grant intercession that begins the judgment other than our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and so he will be praised by all of creation. And this is Al Bokoblin Mahmoud, this is the station of praise. So you say in your Adan Webasto Muhammad Muhammad and let the water give him the station of praise that you have promised him? Where was he promised? The station of praise?
In which Surah of the Quran
which Surah of the Quran?
Surah Are you?
Yes, yeah, well, I mean, lately for the HUD JDBC nephila, Allah says to the prophets, Allah sent him pray at night, engage in voluntary Salah at night Why? Allah said to him Arsa or Buka, ie Artha Kama, kama Kumbhakarna muda
because it may be that your Lord will raise you to a station of praise, pray at nights because it may be that your Lord will raise you to a place of praise. And this word Assa which we've translated as perhaps or maybe as Ibnu.
Earlier you know, and others have said from the scholars that whenever you see asset in the Quran, it is it is to serve a definite purpose. So when the Quran says Arsa perhaps it means for sure, perhaps your Lord will will raise you to a station of praise meaning for sure Allah is going to raise you to a position of praise and he he stood out to the center. So here the DUA again, and you are now understand it, you understand it sentence by sentence. Oh Allah. Rob bahagi Dawa dama, lord of this perfect call, WA salatu wa Eema and Lord of the established prayer. T Mohamed El wasI letter will Felina give Muhammad our sila.
The position in January that is only for him. Well for Lila, a notch higher than all of creation and give him the Muhammad Muhammad Allah diwata Give him the position of praise that you have promised him. He says Whoever says these words Hallak law who Scheffer it Yama, Yama, my intercession will be a guarantee for him on the day of judgment and don't belittle your need and my need of the intercession of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on your multicam as you just heard, his intercession will not be rejected, that benefits sinners like me.
Those perhaps whose sins are too weak or too much,
and their good deeds are too weak, not carrying them to paradise. That's when he Schaeffer, his intercession comes to use others who are given paradise without his heart without either without accountability without judgment, that part of this is through Shahar intersection,
and others Muslims who've entered hellfire and they are deserving of its oblivion. It's through the chakra of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that some of them will be allowed to leave.
So it's a shefa you need and what do you need to do to access this huge opportunity? That that you just had? So memorize it,
there is another dua before we move on.
Which Muslim narrates on your authority of Saudi Arabia? Why because that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Whoever says the following words after then, which are a shadow La ilaha illallah who are definitely I'm sure he can testify that no one has the right to be worshipped but Allah unknown without any partners, wash had to under Mohammed and I will do who was Zulu. And I testify that Muhammad is His art his worshiper and his messenger are the tubular here I've been I am satisfied with Allah has my Lord. Why be Mohammad Rasool Allah and I'm satisfied with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam as my messenger. Well, Bill Islami Dean and and I'm satisfied that Islam is my
religion, goofier Allahu Akbar, all of his sins will be forgiven.
Memorize it for a Muslim. Now you know in the law, these are two sample dua that you can say after your other brothers, sisters.
of meeting with the beloved
doesn't start from when that contact happens. It doesn't start when the meeting happens. The joy
way of meeting the beloved starts from as early as when the announcement is made that the beloved is getting closer. The Beloved is nearing.
Imagine yourself at an airport.
And there is someone who is very dear to your heart, whom you've been separated from for years on end, be your spouse, be it anyone else. And you're there, waiting eagerly to see when the late when the plane is going to land. And you're looking at the notice board. And then all of a sudden you see an announcement that is flickering. You see the code of your aeroplane that you're waiting for, and it's number and its name, and it says landed.
The type of happiness and joy that you will be reunited and you will meet the one whom you've been separated from for so long. It's a feeling we've all experienced.
Your other hand, the call to the prayer that you hear, that is the notice board for your Salah.
That is the announcement that the meeting with the beloved Allah, Allah, Allah Allah who is nearing.
So show Allah that you are excited to meet him.
Men are had Balika Allah He had Billa who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Whoever loves to meet Allah. Allah would love to meet him. Women carry Holika Allah he carry Hala hoo ha. Whoever hates to meet Allah. Allah would hate to meet him