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Enjoy Your Prayer #01 – Setting The Scene
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Lao salatu salam ala Rasulillah Harada Ali he also happy here Manuela
Lovely to see you brothers. Taco Bell, Allahu minicom. We are in the month of without looking in this direction. We are in the month of what?
to the fourth of Rajab? 1444.
Which means that, how many months has it been since we saw one another in this venue?
How long has it been?
In the lecture series that we did, called The Life series, when was that?
It was in the month of Ramadan last year.
So it's been just under a year, since we all met in the same venue, and it feels like it was just yesterday.
And therefore, every one of you here is one year older.
And I'm sure you will know some people who are with us here. I know a few who are now six feet under May Allah subhanaw taala have mercy upon them, they passed away.
So a year in the life of a believer who averages 60 to 70 years. A year is a
is a very short time.
And we don't have a lot of those years seeing that 60 or 70 is all that you have is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
he said, I'm out on my team Ebina certina In a surname, the average age span of my ummah
is 60 to 70 years. He said what I can do who may or two Sudanic but it's only a minority of them who reach that age.
So we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make this Ramadan that's coming in just under two months time, a transformational one. Every Ramadan counts
and what better way of a building to talk about Scilab
coming to the month of Ramadan, everyone will be speaking about cm fasting and rightly so. The emphasis should be put on CME. There is a very important dimension of Ramadan and that is the nightly Torah we saw that the prayer that you do at home
and for a lot of people they find themselves enjoying that part of Ramadan more than the fasting and they find their heart in Salah more than the hours of fasting
so it would be a shame to come into another Ramadan without understanding the inner dimensions of side effects of prayer
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this companion he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a complaint I would say it's international complaint. It's cross borders.
And this companion he said yeah rasool Allah He
in the shape Ana called Halloweenie webinar Salah at work here it will be Suhani
O Messenger of Allah Shavon
has interfered between me and my prayer and there were a citation of the Quran. He is making me very confused.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him Dhaka shaytaan when you call hula Hawkins up, oh, hold
our hands up.
He said that is due to the whispering of a shape on
by the name of cleanser.
Or you can call him hoons up with a Obama or hands up with a fat hat and all of these products creations are correct.
In other words, there is a Shavon who is dedicated to distracting the believers during their Salah whare lowlife, this is his job description to bother people and to distract them and confuse them when they are in Salah.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam after telling him this is Kinsey. He said to him for either access there who if you feel of his presence for Dow was below him in the shade line about Jim seek refuge in Allah from him. What phone What fool Ania Sarika telethon and spit dryly to your left three times like this
was nine generator he said that I had to Dallek I did just that to have a hula hoop I need and so Allah Jalla Jalla who took him away from me
the complaint of not being able to pray with who are which is the word that we're going to be using for the duration of this program inshallah for the coming weeks.
A prayer without concentration and thought or Salah that is absent minded
is perhaps a complaint that has been made by a
Every Muslim under allah has heaven under allah sky at one point or another in his or her life.
A brother or sister will complain and say to the Imam Sheikh student of knowledge why is it that I don't enjoy my son?
I have been praying for so long that I don't feel that it is transforming me in any way shape or form rather, God forbid May Allah pardon I feel it is borderline mundane. I feel salah is a little bit boring. It is repetitive. I'm struggling to activate my heart in any way.
He says she says how is it that other people I see them in Salah bearing on prostrating with so much attentiveness and focus? How is it that some people they pray, they pray long hours without feeling the pain because of the joy? The pleasure that they experience? In standing before Elijah? Literally, how come?
How come some people they prostrate and it's almost as if they don't want to raise their heads because of that sense of newness and warmth to Allah during the gelato. And I don't feel any of that.
I don't feel any of that in Ramadan or out of Ramadan during the night or the day prayer. My heart feels dark. It feels stoic. My Salah is machine like it's chore like it's a tick box exercise. I don't enjoy it. It's soulless. Why me what has become of my son.
So this is an international complaint that is made by all of us at some point or another in our lives, at least by those who are afraid for the welfare of their salah.
And I wouldn't also be exaggerating if I was to say that you could enter a huge Masjid
only to find that not a single one of them is praying in a state of crucial attentiveness.
And those were not my words Those were the words of God for the Allah who I know
how they've had a companion he said a word will not if they don't I mean Dini
and who Sure? He said the very first thing that you will lose from your religion is whole Sure.
The ability to pray in Salah in a humble state of attentiveness, the very first thing that will leave you are Muslims from your religion is sure. He said what are you romantically doing? I mean, Dini, come a Salah. And the very last thing that you will bid farewell to with respect to your religion, is the salah itself.
He said what Obama's only lithography and there may be a person who prays, but there is no good in him. And then he concludes by saying where you should go, and that hula must Judah, Fela, Rafi him Hoshyar. And the time will come when you will enter a masjid and you will see not a single one of them praying in a state of Horseshoe are dying now.
How do we emerge from the situation? And how do we change this? First of all, let us identify and focus on this word that we're going to be using which is called pushover.
How many of you have heard this word before by the way raise your hand.
Who can give us a definition?
a humbled state of attentiveness. Good. Any other definitions?
A will, a will a will or desire to pray. Okay, good. One more. One more attempt. Somebody said focus focus any other meanings?
Because so far your definitions are concentrating on what you do here.
fear. Okay, so now we're moving on to the discussion of the heart because fear sits here. Okay, good.
So I share with you a linguistic breakdown of the word kosher. Let's get all of the theory out of the way
and nice and early so that in the coming weeks we can focus on what is practical.
The scholars they say that from a linguistic perspective, the word Kosher or improbable by him he says it is unable to Ferris in his mouth I used to do that and others they say are slow and who I feel
an increase who was du loup was suku they say the original meaning of the word who are from a linguistic language perspective now, not a technical perspective, meaning in the day to day discourse of the Arabs when they speak about how sure they are referring to three things, and insufferable
meaning a state of lowering
What Lulu humility, humbleness somebody said that was so cool meaning stillness, lack of the opposite of movement stillness. What are the three meanings? What was the first
lowering number two
humbleness number three, stillness. How does the Quran use this word for sure, with the same three meanings I will share with you.
Allah Jalla de la who said
well, I mean it he and Tara Allah
Harsha from the signs of Allah Almighty is that you see the land the earth, ha she in a state of culture war?
What does it mean? Meaning it is lowly, humble still?
For either and then I let your hell does that word that but when we cause rain to fall upon that harsh land, it begins to move and vegetation grows from it.
So what was the word that Allah Almighty use to describe land that was still a lowly and humble ha she
so who I can be in description of land, not just human beings.
And then Allah subhana wa Tada describes the voices the volume of the voices of people on the Day of Judgment, he said, ye will not be the WHO that there.
Were harsh it as well to their
voices will have who show for Allah Rahman on the Day of Judgment.
Fela does now in their Hamsa so you will only hear whispering, you will only hear on that day murmuring.
So how does Allah described voices on the day of judgment that will be no,
I will be humbled. He said Hoshyar. So who should I can also be in description of what's of voices?
Humble low, still quiet.
Because you can also be description of what the way you look the way you observe things and gaze at them.
Allah subhanaw taala he said about the people on the Day of Judgment who Sharon upside with them? Yeah, hello June, I mean allege that.
They will come out of their graves with their eyes downcast who shine. What was the word used to describe the downcast humbled state of people's gaze on the Day of Judgment. It's the word of caution.
Do you see how the word consumer is used in the day to day in the Arabic and what it means?
Now I transfer you to the technical definition, meaning this is the crucial we are speaking about. Meaning this is the horseshoe that Allah instructs you and I to have in our lives and in Salah specifically,
what is the praiseworthy issue? What is the horseshoe that you and I are expected to close ourselves with?
There are different definitions for this beautiful work who Sure.
And one of my favorite definitions was given by Mr. Big knowledgeable, humbly.
Take note of the definition, he said and who
lean on and be one or two to who, who sure is when the heart softens, and becomes tender.
Was Yoko Ono, who
work with Earl who and when it becomes still an humbled. One Kisara who I hold on to who and when the heart breaks and it becomes inflamed.
That is the state of kushco Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah Who wants from my heart and us in Salah and outside of sunnah. And do you see where he got his words from where he plucked out the definition from the original meaning has meanings of humbleness and stillness, nerdiness descent all of that is found in the technical definition, a heart that is what hear it again, tender and soft
and a heart that is still an humble
and a heart that is broken and inflamed.
That isn't to say that you have to have some weak fragile heart living in your life and always coming second and third place No. As a muslim you are strong and we don't care we don't know how good it Allah human and what you'll die if the strong believer is more beloved to Allah and closer to him than the weak believer. No, you are strong and you are decisive and you are positive and you're optimistic and you are proactive. And you come first in your races, the religious ones and otherwise Muslim doesn't come second place.
But your relationship with Allah Allah Allah, Allah Allah who is defined by
vulnerability, weakness and humility, a broken heart and a heart that is inflamed, inflamed with what love for Allah and fear of Allah and passion for Allah and regret for your sins that you did against Allah Jalla Jalla do and a yearning to be near Allah who didn't lead your logo. And then in order to conclude the definition by saying
for either Harsha and therefore if the heart experiences who what happens, the under her Tabby out? He said, Therefore, when the heart experiences who sure every other one of the limbs will follow suit, and will have harsh words? Because he says the limbs they follow the heart.
So where does it begin? Is it outward to inward or is it inward to outward, which one inward to outward?
Meaning when you see someone behaving with who you are, you have a window into his heart, through his body behavior through his limbs, her movements that you understand, this is an individual of for sure.
So when the heart experiences this beautiful characteristic of Koshi, or to Allah that we have just defined,
it appears in their gaze.
It appears in their body language, in the words that they choose.
It appears in their ability to give an apology, to accept an apology, to amend the broken relationship, they're not arrogant anymore. Why? Because their heart has who
they have the ability to change their financial transactions, if there's not why because the heart has who show up.
It appears in her hijab,
it appears in how he presents himself on social media.
It appears how you behave when someone sends you that DM, why because your heart is in the state of who you are. And therefore that translates online and offline and physically and metaphysically and inwardly and outwardly, in your salah or outside of your Salah, at home and in public, private and public.
Because the heart is in a state of crucial.
So we have just discovered one thing if you have not taken any way anything from this so far. Take away this one message which is
the home of crucial what is where
is it in the eyes, the body? Or where does where's the home of crucial our brothers? It is the heart
and that is the secret why a lot of people misunderstand the who are.
So he thinks that now the moment I say Allahu Akbar and I begin my salah I'm, I'm going to close my eyes.
And I'm going to raise my shoulders a little bit and I'm going to arch my back and who God is going to appear. But it doesn't.
What happened this person had the false mistaken implicit understanding that who you are begins outwardly and then it goes inwardly know
who you want to start in with?
This, the horseshoe is here. It then extends it routes to your limbs, and then it appears outwardly.
And with this definition, we've understood something else.
We've just implicitly understood why a lot of us struggle with the concept of wushu.
why it's such a battle for a lot of us.
Because if the home of who you are is the heart, then what do you do when the heart is busy?
What do you do if the heart is stuffed with all sorts of passion and desire and prohibited images and videos and music and songs and innovations and lusts that are overflowing from the heart? There is no space for who show up? Where is it going to go?
And Allah said Murgia Allah Allah Julio Raju, Lehmann, Albania, Fiji often Allah has not given any man two hearts in him.
So if that one heart is busy, where is who's you're going to go?
So you're about to begin your Salah Imam says Allahu Akbar and you say, This is it. This will be the salah that I will do with her Sure.
And you try to cram who you are into your heart but you find that it is slipping from side to side. It's not settling why because the heart is overflowing with haram.
So where was who are going to go
and you know that sins are presented primarily to where whether you look at them, you hear them or you say them, or you inject them or smoke them or consume them doesn't matter. Where is this in presented primarily. This is the helipad, this is where they land since land here. So the crusher or the heart is like the ram of your PC. If the RAM is busy,
then the processing speeds are going to be undermined.
And similarly if your heart is busy with haram, your ability
To pray and live with crucial, I will also be want
to also be undermined.
So we want to escape this reality, especially now in the build up to the month of Ramadan. And we want to change all of this. And we're going to start a long journey. I don't know how long it's going to take, it could be two months, it could be 10 weeks, it could be more. But I'm not in a rush to end it anytime soon. Because we're speaking about the second most important pillar in our religion after the shahada, and that is the Salah, and seeing that you are doing it not once or twice, but five times a day.
You and I are invested in knowing how to take the most out of the sun.
So so far,
we have defined the word Kosho, from an Arabic linguistic perspective. And I've given you a working definition to use for the rest of this program in sha Allah who died.
Now the question that poses itself here is what is in it for me?
I need buy in from you.
If this course is actually going to go on for 12 weeks, 1314 weeks, we need by it, we need to make sure that we're all invested in this study.
So we asked the question and we set the scene what is in it for us when we achieve this goal of praying with her sure what happens?
Allahu Akbar. Let me give you a tour of some of the prophetic narrations
and you will realize to what extent we had been depriving ourselves by not giving this topic it's due attention.
Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith which Abu Dawood narrates on your authority of our webinar Summit, he said hum su sino Iftar Allahu Allah who died there are five daily prayers that Allah has enjoined. Listen,
men Aksana will do a home. Here are the conditions, whoever perfects the will do the pre washing prayer, whoever perfects the middle of these prayers, while Sundar who nearly walked in and carries them out on their due time, does it delay them? What a time Morocco who never who shuwa one and perfects the bearing of those prayers and perfects there who sure what happens?
Can Allah who I don't mean Allah He and young Pharaoh Allah who this person has a pact with Allah and agreement they promise that Allah would erase his sins.
He said woman lamea file whoever does not do this fillet salah, who I don't mean Allah He does not have this type of agreement in sha Allah for Allah who are in sha Allah who if Allah wills He will punish him. And if Allah wills he will pardon him. Learn You know how in Allah a daily and a nightly opportunity on numerous times of the day on night for you to have all of your sins erased through a Salah. on condition that is what it is with who or he said unperfect Sidhu Shiva.
Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith which Muslim narrates on the authority of the typical Imam. He said man I mean I hadn't yet allah over you soon will do any person who does the will do the pre prayer washing and perfect it.
For my use Alia rock it and then carries out two units of Salah on what condition your bill will be watching. He will be excited to be here on a Hema on condition that he gives them his face and his heart.
What happens Illawarra batla when Jana paradise becomes incumbent upon this person, you have to antigen A daily opportunity to secure for yourself a home in Jannah. Why are we here in the masjid other than a desire to enter agenda and reach the pleasure of Allah.
Anybody who perfects his will do carries out two units of Salah look how many opportunities you want to have you and I have throughout the day on condition that he perfects or he gives Allah, his face and his whole shore paradise becomes incumbent upon him La ilaha illallah
Now on the flip side, these are some of the opportunities. On the flip side of all of this there are also consequences for those who delay the study of the topic of crucial and failed to live by who can show no interest to reform their Salah and make it one of your there is also a threat here
in Hadith, which I think some of you will be hearing for the first time.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as the Buddha would narrate in his sunnah of the authority of Amara Vyasa
he said in a radula lion sorry for one cootie Bella hoomans sala de la Rocha haha to show her some new ha Subaru ha tsutsu Ha ha ha.
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As for her
Subhan Allah, He said some people will walk away from their salah.
And the only reward that Allah has written for them. Is a 10th of it. He said anions of it, an eighth of it, a seventh, sixth of it, fifth of it, a quarter of it, a third of it, half of it
what is it that differentiates your Salah from my salah and his Salah from her salah? What is it that makes our Salah so different in the eyes of Allah? One of those defining factors is our state of course your some people walk away as you heard with just a 10th of the salon. Some people walk away with a quarter of the reward. Some people have have some people perhaps we hope we'll have the full reward. What is the secret
Abdullah Hypno habits he said lady Salah can mean sciatica in them. Them In Hmm. The only thing you will have from your Salah is that which you remember, and we're conscious when performing.
The only reward he says that you will have for your Sona is that what you recall
and that is why you have been known to him he said Subhanallah beautiful words. He said Ara Giuliani yaku
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whereby you know whom had been LGBT cannot anus and it went on. He said there may be two people who are praying side by side in the masjid carrying out the same prayer. Same masjid, same signer, same movements. He said, But the difference between them in terms of reward is like the difference between the heavens and the earth. What is the defining factor?
The presence of heart and the focus, the loneliness, the humbleness, that inflamed and broken heart that we spoke about. tender and soft heart before Allah Jalla Jalla Allahu how much of your Salah Do you want to take when you finish? Now seeing you can't run away from five daily prayers a day you just can't run away from it. This is an obligation till the day you die. Since you're doing it both ways. Why not take as much as you can from it?
Do you see why we are here to study for sure. Because without it we are depriving ourselves from so many has an earth
we don't want a prayer that just qualifies as a prayer.
We don't want a sila that is simply a tick box in the eyes of Allah you did it but you are on the edge. That's not the Salah we want we want a Salah that transcends all of this that is above this increases you in Aboudi worship to Allah surrendering to Allah transforms your life.
So people walk away with different levels of reward from Salah on the basis of Koshiba what else there was another threat.
Generating his Muslim dental hygienist mustard that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as what will nurses do cotton and leather yesterday coffee solidarity. The worst type of thieves he said are those who still
So the Companions they said why can you forget yesterday? A few solidarity Yara Sudama a messenger of allah how do people steal during their salah? It seems a little bit inconceivable.
He said Allah ut Moo hoo ha ha well as to do the Ha Ha hoo ha ha. It is when a person does not perfect the bowing and prostrating and Horseshoe of saga. That's how you steal during Salah and Aries as the scholars they say the worst type of theft because you're doing it in the masjid.
And you're doing it as you stand before Allah al Malik the sovereign of the heavens and the earth stealing when you stand between your Lord al Malik the king and there is no third you man no hard you have no interpreter no solicitor speaking on your behalf between you and Allah Jelena direct contact and during that contact you still I still how do we still win we don't perfect the belly. We don't perfect the frustration. We don't perfect the whole shoe.
Do you see why we are here there was so much to gain and there is also so much to so much to lose out on.
Therefore, dear brothers and sisters, there is a also a beautiful statement made by Immanuel am who said that at the beginning they are a behemoth hockey fan.
He said each individual will stand twice before Allah subhanho wa taala.
He said the first standing is when you stand before Allah during Sana you are standing before your Lord. He said the second standing is when you will stand before him on the day of resurrection to be asked about your deeds.
And then he gives you the Thunderbolt. The image of him says
Therefore whoever perfects the first standing, his salah, he prays it diligently on time and gives it attention Allah will make the second standing easy for him before Allah
and whoever neglects the first and the meaningless Allah abuses it. Allah will make the second standing very arduous and challenging and difficult.
So these are some of the things to expect by the end of this program if Allah except from us, allows us to pray with to pray with Quichua