Are You Robbing Yourself When You Pray Salah

Ammar Alshukry

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The importance of fulfilling one's potential is highlighted in the conversation, with the focus on what benefits one, consistent prayer, and being consistent in their work being key drivers for achieving their wild dreams. The importance of finding one's goals and seeking help from Allah is emphasized, as well as the fruit of fasting and forgiveness. The course on mindfulness and prayer is designed to teach the audience to be present with their minds and body, rather than just reciting. The course is designed to encourage the audience to be mindful of their actions and not forget about everything in their life.

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When you and I stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala. And we're absent minded, we're just kind of going through the motions, we're missing out on the greatest opportunity to fulfill not just to fulfill, but to exceed our potential in the dunya. Because we are missing out on the opportunity to make dua out to the one who can make our wildest dreams come true. Allah subhana data says and Hadith Bootsy he says, Lo and welcome. In Saco, maganda cancom, Allah, he then went ahead, and he says that if the first of you and the last of you and the interview and the Jinn of you all stood on a single plane, and I gave every single one of them what they asked for that would not take away

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from what I own, just like a needle doesn't take away from the ocean when it's dipped into it. If you were to, if you were to ask Allah for everything in the world,

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that wouldn't take away from what ALLAH SubhanA data has.

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So for me to stand in front of Allah five times a day and not ask Him for anything, because every time I pray, I'm distracted. I'm only robbing myself. Allah gave this prayer to you and I as a tool. And so these two things, patients and prayer are the cornerstones of success. Through it, a person repents from sins. Through it, they're able to overcome the most the most difficult circumstances and obstacles. And these two concepts are highlighted in a beautiful Hadith of the Prophet cellulitis that it says of Ebola that's reported by Muslim the Prophet says three things. You take all of the self help books that you'll find in the library in your bookstore and take all of them

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that you've heard about all of that the province that lies in them gave us three keys that I believe are greater than all of them combined. He says, focus on what benefits you seek the help of Allah and don't give up these three things. He says, I decided on my own Falco, Stan, beloved attaches, focus on what benefits you That's number one, you got to figure out what you want, what are your goals. And number two, once you figure that out, and what benefits you what benefits me is different than what benefits you and what benefits you is different than what benefits your spouse or your sibling or the nearest person to you. Every one of us has very particular things that we benefit

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from spiritually, physically, career wise, all of these things and Allah subhanaw taala can the prophets Allah lightsome then says, and then he says, I seek the help of Allah, turn to Allah, that's the second ingredient, know what you want. Number two, ask Allah seek the help of Allah. And then number three, he says, and don't give up.

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Persevere, endure,

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be consistent.

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Keep showing up.

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The secret of the prayer, the absolute greatness of it is that you're turning to Allah subhanaw taala. In no time he says the fruit of fasting is the purification of the soul. The fruit of Zakat is the purification of wealth. The fruit of Hajj is forgiveness. The fruit of jihad is that Allah purchased from His servants in exchange for prayer of paradise, submitting the soul that Allah purchased from His servants in exchange for Paradise. The fruit of Salah is the turning of the servant upon his Lord is the turning of the servant towards his Lord and the facing of ALLAH given to His servant, however, embarking towards Allah with complete devotion and Salah encompasses all of

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the aforementioned fruits. So I'm not am says the fruit of Salah is the turning of the search upon his Lord and the facing of ALLAH given to the servant and then he says, however, when you turn towards Allah, with complete devotion and Salah it encompasses everything else that was mentioned of all of the other good deeds.

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And this explains why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he never said would you rate at Kurata Navcam he never said the corners of my eyes is in fasting, or in Hajj or Umrah, or any other good deeper rather, he said, the coolness of my eyes has been made in the Salah. So in this course inshallah we're going to embark on, on turning to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. In this course, Inshallah, we're going to embark on turning to Allah with our minds, our bodies in our soul. And this is something that is accessible to all, all of us. There was a convert that I had met once and he asked me, he said, it was like a session talking about mindfulness and prayer or something. And he said,

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I don't even remember what the session was about, to be honest. But he came to me after and he was like, What's wrong with my prayer? And I said, What do you mean? He said, You keep talking about distraction in the prayer and things like that.

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I don't experience any of that.

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I said, What do you mean? He said, When I come to the prayer, everything fades away. And it just becomes me and Allah. And he says, I am most alive when I'm in the Salah. In fact, I don't even need like, a reminder anything. He said, I'm looking forward to it. My body responds to the time of the Salah, I get goosebumps. And he says, When I exit the Salah, I'm a shell of myself again. And I'm just waiting for the next opportunity to pray. So what's wrong with my prayer? And I was like, Dude, there's nothing wrong with your prayer. Like your prayers, amazing. Your prayers like the type of prayer we're reading about over here.

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But it's ours that what my point is, is that everybody can experience this. This is not something that's unique to a sell off the early Muslim generations are these famous scholars or something like that. It just takes a little bit of, of presence, it takes a little bit of work takes a lot of concern as well, and inshallah Tada, that's what we'll be undertaking. Bismillah.

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shall he said earlier that salah, like a lot of us, when we look at Salah, we look at the epitope of a person, a person's prayer is when they can pray and forget about everything that's going on in their life. But you said that, like it said, You should go, bring your worries, bring your problems to your Salah. So my question is, is there a? Which one of them would be better? Or is it that one of them? Or is it that they both have their pros and cons?

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That's mainly what I'm trying to ask. So the half salah is a human experience. And so I don't want a person to know which one is better. whichever one you're present with. That's which one is better. If I'm walking into the prayer, and you just let it happen organically if I'm walking into the prayer, and

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yeah, hope it is Saddam, he says into my scuba Theo, who's an eel Allah, I'm only complaining of my sadness and my grief to Allah subhanaw taala Ramana Macatawa would be reciting Surah, Yusuf weeping, like what's causing him to weep, what's going on around him is what's causing him to eat. And so they're entering into the Salah, and that becomes fuel for them in their prayer. And then there might be times where you walk into the, you know, you walk into the prayer, and you're just lost in the recitation and you're not thinking about anything from the dunya. But either way, the most important element is the presence of your mind whether that causes the dunya to disappear, or

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whether you're bringing the dunya into the salon with you and you're concerned about family, you're concerned about friends, you're concerned about your life, either way, whatever causes you to have attention and mindfulness and that's what's better.