Mindfulness in your Prayer

Ammar Alshukry

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AI: Summary © The speakers discuss practical ways to increase mindfulness during Anyway, including driving, walking, reciting the prophets of Islam, and finding a path for success. They stress the importance of finding a path for success and avoiding distractions before and after prayer. The speakers also emphasize the importance of learning the meaning of the prayer and taking care of one's health.
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all praises due to Allah Who is magnificent in his essence perfect in his attributes undeniable in His presence. All praise is due to Allah Who has the most magnificent names of praise that is forever for him I praise that eternally remains me he said Peace and blessings in their most perfect fashion, may send greetings and salutations that are complete and everlasting upon the best of his creation. Muhammad Sallallahu it was ended up made perfect his rank and elevate his station for he taught us what we did not know and he gave and he gave and he gave because he loved us. So, ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says in the Quran, oh you will believe for Allah as he deserves to be feared and do

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not die except in a state of Islam. And Allah Subhana Allah says, All Mankind Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produce from that soul it's made and made from their combination many men and women so Fear your Lord whom you ask each other by and by the ties of kinship, verily, Allah is Ever Watchful over you. And Allah says, Oh, you who believe your Allah and say that which is correct, he will correct for you your deeds, and forgive you your sense. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then they are indeed victorious, as for what follows

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and Wuhan and Muslim, both report that was mine did not follow the line who and he was, I mean, meaning

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when he was the Khalifa Dobby will do that he called forward some water for will do. And he began to wash his hands outside of the vessel.

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And so he washed his his hands three times. So my mother was 10 Chuck

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and then he made my mother he rents his mouth and his nose three times from Vasa who's rotten, and then he washed his face three times where they Ilmar Facchini selasa and then he washed his hands his fingertips to his elbows three times, from Mombasa hubiera and then he wiped over his head from Mombasa kehlata are killed tidy Tai Chi Saracen and then he washed

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his two feet three times. So this is a description of Waldo as man when I found out the lion who is showing people how to perform

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and then Earth model the lion who after showing them how to make will do he said, I heard Rasulullah sallallahu send them say a month old by now we will do he had whoever makes will do like this will do of mine. So masala like I attain and then praise Torok eyes. Ly you had the selfie Hema and AFSA in which that person does not entertain any sort of self dialog. There's no internal distraction happening if you're able to make this perfect will do. And then you are able to pray to rock eyes. undistracted luffa Allahu Allahu maddaddam I mean, Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgives their previous since this is an act that is so accessible in fact it is accessible to all of us here today. It's

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accessible, we can all go and perfect our will do. We can all go and pray to rock us but as it is accessible, it is also challenging because we are all very aware that as soon as a person enters into Salah what happens shaytaan throws everything including the kitchen sink at you to distract you and remind you about your work and your project and your school and your vacation and your bills and where you parked your car and where you left your keys. Everything comes to our mind during Salah and hence

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the reward of this action in which a person prays to us that are perfect tool guys that are distraction free. Allah subhana wa Tada says, but let me know and let the inner home for your Salah to him has your own. They are successful. The believers who are the ones who have

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Have mindfulness presence, humility in their prayer. And so in this brief intervention that I wanted to share some of the things that we can do to increase our mindfulness to increase our presence to increase our for sure, and our prayer, what are some of the things that we can do? What are practical things that we can do today, right now inshallah out of this prayer that we're about to pray right now, to increase our mindfulness? Number one, the first.

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And this is very simple and very straightforward,

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is to simply change it up. Add variety, when you have taken this route to the masjid a million times.

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And every week, you get back into your car and you drive your route to work, or you drive your wife back home and you know it like the back of your hand, you are able to do it while being incredibly unaware of the road, you're not focused on the road at all, because you know it, you just end up in front of your house, you end up back at work. But when there is a detour, say, for example, you're talking to somebody on the phone.

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And you're not paying attention to the roads or the lights or anything like that. But there is a detour, the road is blocked. And now you have to take this long way that you've never taken before through back roads that you've never taken before. What do you say to that person on the phone?

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You say, Hold on a second. Let me let me call you back. Why? Because I need to focus. I need to know where I'm at. Similarly, when a person prays the same Salah every single day, it becomes very easy for you to put that salon on autopilot. That's your natural inclination is going to be to put it on all autopilot. So how do you force yourself to come off of autopilot is by reciting so that you don't normally recite. You have your routine kulula Who has the dijanna, sublet whatever that routine is break away from that routine, and dust off those chapters that are not in your regular rotation. That's why you'll find every station of the prayer has different things that you can say.

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When you come from Roku or you can say about Ben I like going ham ham them because you're on T Mobile you can see you can continue on I understand that it will match you can continue on I have Omar Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Malama and Mr.

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Lima minute. And it goes on the scar are many that you can make in every station of the prayer, every segment that you make is an opportunity for you to make dua to Allah Subhana. Allah for you to have a conversation for you to have a meeting with the King of kings. And so every prayer every such the these to these four stages that we're about to make now are incredibly valuable real estate, what are your dreams? What are your aspirations? What are your pains, what are your problems that you invoke Allah Subhan Allah to Allah to solve. And so number one is variety. Number one is variety, to include variety into your prayer number two, is to remove internal and external

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distractions to remove internal and external distractions. And so we see in the Sunnah of the prophets of Allah how to use them, the removal of physical distractions that were outside Rasulullah sallallahu, they're setting them as one time praying in the house of Allah Aisha, and she had brought a curtain that had pictures on it. And so when the Prophet sallallahu de Sydenham prayed in the house, he then told it, he said, get rid of this curtain, because it's distracted me from my prayer, on another occasion in the province of Elijah send them as wearing a garment. And that garment distracted the province of alladia, sending him from his parents, so he got rid of that

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garment. Now for us. We're not at that level where we need to change our shirts or change our prayer rugs or anything like that. But we have lots of things in the house that distract us. We have our phones that restrict us that distract us. So turning off your ringer before the Salah, we have the TVs that distract us, we have a lot of noise around us, that distracts us. So removing those physical distractions, those external distractions, but then there are internal distractions, as well. And so the prophets of Allah I do send them said that a person should not pray.

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Well, who were you Who are you deaf here who have Bethann, a person should not pray while they are in need of using the bathroom. A person shouldn't pray like that. A person should not pray, be healthy the arm the prophets of Allah to send them also says a person should not pray when food has been presented. A person should not pray when they are sleepy. So in all of these circumstances where a person will be distracted from the prayer, that they remove that distraction so that they enter into the prayer with focus. And that brings us to number three, which is emptying your heart before the prayer, emptying your heart before the prayer. Sometimes, you pray a lot at work, and

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there's a million things happening around you. You pray the Lord in the middle of the day, and there's so many tasks that you still have to get done. And so of the exercises that people encourage, to relieve your body of stressor to relieve your mind strength is to do what they call a brain dump. A brain dump is simply you write down everything that's on your mind. So for the next five minutes, I'm just writing down everything that's coming to my mind everything that I need to do today or tomorrow.

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The next week, I write it all down. So it's not taking up storage in my mind anymore. Because if it's taking up storage in my mind, then it's going to bounce around and it's going to bounce around and guess what it's going to show up. It's going to show up in the salon for sure. It's going to show up in the salon for sure. I showed all the law and how she asked the province of the light SLM, about if the fire to his salah, she asked him about, she asked him about distraction in the prayer. And he said, that is a stealing that shaytaan does from the prayer because there's nothing that is more valuable to you. And I then lost the love that we offered. There's nothing that we're going to

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be questioned on, on the day of judgment before the Salah, and so shaytaan if there is anything that he can do to rob you of this prayer, then he'll rob you to rob you of this prayer, then he'll rob you. And so removing, emptying your heart before the prayer number four, is to recognize that rarely is the salah perfected quickly. You know there's a famous Hadith of the man who prayed his prayer badly.

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A man prayed and then the Prophet Salah light is setting himself to him out of jail for suddenly for an academic to suddenly he told him go back and pray you didn't pray and the man went and prayed again. And the Prophet SAW Allah this and then told him again he's like, go back and pray because you didn't pray and then the man went and prayed again and the prophets of Allah they said when he came back, the Prophet saw the lights and told him he said, Go back and pray because you didn't pray and the man said, you know, I can't pray any prayer. This is my best prayer. Like I don't know what else to add. And so the Prophet sallallahu sent them then told him how to pray he taught him how to

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pray and so of the things that he told him is that he said that he said make beer

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he said either come to the La sala festival or to perfect your will do so Mr. Tamil people have a cup beer and then face the table and make tech beer. Walk up your mouth. Yes sir. I'm admin of Quran and read whatever is easy for you of the Quran from Marga hat.my inner rakia, he said and then made a Croco until you are tranquil in your record, you've reached serenity in your record, you're not in motion anymore. A lot of people when they go into record, they bounce up and down. They're never still for a moment. The province cellulitis in them says reached the level of stillness in your record had that ultimate inner work and some alpha department and then he said stand up until you're

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completely upright. A lot of people never come up right? They're at a 45 or 50 degree angle or 60 degree angle and they're already back towards sujood. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said no stand up completely until you are completely erect. And then he says, for Mr. Tata Tata inside you then so Marfa had that is still worth my energy. Listen again. The province of Eliason continues on but the point here, what is continuing in every moment of the prayer is this notion of ultimate non

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tranquility, every station, everything should come to a complete stop. You should you should rest in every station of the prayer. Now, what is the difference between a person who rushes through the prayer and a person who perfects each station of the prayer meaning the difference in time? What's the difference in time, the person who rushes through the prayer that person who just got his Salah rejected three times by the province of Allah they said, and a person a person who prays a deliberate measured prayer, what's the difference in time, it's going to be two minutes or three minutes. It's not going to be seven. It's not going to be 10. So many times when we're rushing

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through salah, we're rushing to shave off two minutes, we're robbing ourselves of our Salah to save two minutes, three minutes. And so the fourth is to take your time and recognize that rarely is the salah perfected quickly. Take your time, focus on stillness, focus on presence. And the last thing that I mentioned Inshallah, to add the fifth

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is to learn what you can have the meanings of the prayer. What does Allahu Akbar mean? And why are you saying Allahu Akbar as you go through every station of the prayer you know the amount written have written amazing books on a slaughter salah the secrets of the prayer, the meanings of the prayer? What are what are you saying, when you say Allahu Akbar, why are you casting everything behind you like this? Allah subhanaw taala is greater greater than what Allah is greater than my work Allah is greater than my business Allah is greater than my school Allah is greater than my family Allah is greater your casting everything behind you. And why are you every station you're

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going into a little corner? You're saying Allahu Akbar again, as if you're a camera refocusing because the distractions come non stop. And so again, when you go into school, you're reminding yourself again a lot better than whatever it is that just distracted me. And when you're assigning sort of that, what does that mean? And why is it Subhan Allah and Allah as you are lowering yourself to the lowest position that you ever enter into your in your life Institute, and so learning the meanings of the prayer and there are lots of resources online, that you can access inshallah to Allah amazing videos that you can find on this topic as well of books. According to Mr. Corolla,

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they were looking for stuff in our writing

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and hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah it was like me sitting Seaman cathedra. For those of you who are just joining us, we were talking about ways that a person can increase their presence in their prayer, mindfulness and their prayer. And we mentioned five points. The first is to take

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Your time the second is to increase variety in your prayer. The third is to remove physical distractions. Number four was to empty your heart before the prayer. And number five was to learn the meaning of what you're seeing in the prayer we ask ALLAH SubhanA thought it to make us a machine until Hachette. We ask Allah subhana wa to add to make the Salah, the sweetness of art of our lives. We ask Allah subhana wa Tada to accept from us our prayer and all of our deeds alone man and as I look at genomic probability human colon Raman, an early becoming a neuroma probability Hamiltonian Muhammad, Allah Who matin fusina Taqwa psyche Hunter firemans A ka Antonio hom Allah, Allah ha

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