Ammar Alshukry – Salah – The Backbone of Your Islam

Ammar Alshukry
AI: Summary © The importance of praying for Islam is emphasized, with a focus on the mother of all acts of worship and the mother of all acts of worship. Prayer and good behavior are key for developing a habit of prayer, and learning the Arabic language and not just trying to make up words is emphasized. A man used people to harm his wife and advised people to encourage their children to pray and stay strong in their faith. Prayer and not being the only person who can do so is also emphasized.
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having to rely on salatu salam ala Rasulillah Allah they also have you sending seeming to conceal that shadow Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika shadow no Mohammed Abdullah Surah Sinatra Bo salaam WA. Salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Everybody.

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First off, congratulations to all of the students who are done with finals. Can I see a hand if you've been if you just finished finals? How did you finish final soup? Okay, Mashallah. Congrats to everybody. Well, I've done the finals. I'm the last

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guys. Mashallah. So it's a beautiful feeling. The sense of accomplishment? Hopefully your grades keep you smiling and happy after when they come Shala Our topic today is, you know, I have a joke about finals. Okay, can I said before his horse, okay. There is this guy. He's going his father is so strict about what about grades. So and he said, if you fail in any one of your

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subjects, you just the whole entire summer is like you're doomed. So he, he said and he doesn't, okay. You go. And basically, he said, Oh, I'm sick. I cannot go check the grid. Then he sent his little brother. Then he said to his brother, see? If I fail one subject, tell me Mohamed Salah Malik. Muhammad give you sunnah.

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Then he said, UNEF there is two subject tell me Medina, Salah Malik. Muhammad in is the name also the means to Muhammad's literally

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hit okay. He goes on. He called him and he's the speaker the father listening out of it. He said, How do you see he said,

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Muhammad give you salaam the whole nation of

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the whole nation of Muhammad.

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He was gonna have a bad news every subject of that summer.

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So today we're talking about a beautiful topic and important topic and that's salah, it's the backbone of your Islam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in the hadith of Ibn Omar, he says goonyella Islam Allah Harmsen Islam was built upon five the testimony that there's nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone. And that Mohamed cellulitis and then His messenger and establishing the prayer and fasting in Ramadan and performing the hajj and and giving zakat and performing the hajj and fasting the month of Ramadan. So right from the get go chef, we wanted to want it to introduce this topic, specifically about salah the prophets of Allah they send them

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there's a very strong Hadith where the Prophet sallallaahu Selim differentiates between Salah and almost every other action when he says I had to let the vein and our bein almost Allah Allahu Allah, the Bane and albino masala fermenter aka for political for that criteria in between us and the disbelievers is Salah. So whoever leaves it than they have disbelieved whoever doesn't pray they've just believed I mean that just sounds really really severe from the get go but is that actually a position that whoever does not pray that they're no longer Muslim?

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Latin the last one was Allah

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this hadith came from Jabra the Allah onward the prophets of salaam said, listen and model your being a Shirky Allah I will cover it later because Salah What's between you and you becoming a non Muslim, a capper disbeliever

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a Salah. And if you leave it, you became one.

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So Mujahid when he heard this, he asked Jabba the narrator of the Hadith.

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He said to him,

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with Cooper, is it the major one that take you really literally out of Islam? Or it's the minor one?

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Because you know, that is minor Cofer, which is you still Muslim? But you committed a very severe sin. Jabra said it is the one that take you out of Islam.

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So that's the Sahaba, who narrated and heard this one of the process on

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Shapiro, Abdullah,

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who made 30 companions.

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He said I asked, I could not find the companions of Muhammad SAW Salam agreed upon something leaving it is considered a cover except a Salah.

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So every companion that I met, agree that not praying take the person out of Islam. You're not a Muslim if you don't pray. I suppose this

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that's why Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said what differentiate between Islam and Muslims and covered a number of nonbelievers

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is a solid that's why in Nabi SallAllahu sallam said Islam a deen is like a Nicholas has pearls.

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The last one in the necklace is a solid

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and if that and if you cut it and these pearls start and bead start falling off if you have like a misbehave a beat and you cut it the first one it will go out is it Amana being trustworthy person and the last one is Salah by my question if you have a beads, okay, and the last one is Salah, and the Salah is out. These still have misbehaved, you still have necklace you somehow got a String, String nothing. So basically nothing left for you.

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That's why you're Umaril the alarm Sahadi set law how awful Islam lemon Taraka solid, there is no chance for someone to claim Islam. If that person don't pray.

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There is no chance you any it's something not possible. Some of the MaHA al Maliki Yeah, the Maliki scholar said, how the Himalayan Messiah el Hialeah

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and you saw what a Muslim biosolid

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some of the magic is jurists said, it is one of these imaginary scenarios that you have a Muslim who will not pray at all, is it that is something like not real. This is just a hypothetical example and not possible to be exist.

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Because they couldn't understand or comprehend an idea of a person who don't pray at all.

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At serious

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so that's why one of the strange things for me when I came to America, when they told me he's a non practicing Muslim,

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it wouldn't mean that I'm practicing Muslim

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and Muslim must pray

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and people think that I'm like coming from some other planets or something like that. Yeah, I said, I can't I can't comprehend that. A Muslim don't pray at all. Not a single prayer in their life. Not to eat not Juma and so debate over debate over how many prayers missing it

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means that this person is not Muslim anymore

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permit to have a habit of for example, two consecutive salons

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you miss them arts you basically if you pray again that means you enter Islam from the beginning that means everything before this was wiped out.

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And if you miss a lot on AUSA key there and you miss it purposely I don't care I don't want to prey

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on some said three days some said three salats some said one full day and in my opinion the strongest finishes and earlier I got to him Allah is a person who will not be praying at all no Duma I know Gemma, I know no salata nothing are you Yeah honey for months and months. He didn't pray.

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That's that's someone who should be seriously some remind him educate him. Tell him Reema, and if he insists not to pray at all, he said, I don't want to pray, let alone a Muslim for me.

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And I know people like this I refuse to preach and as on them.

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And men center. I remember somebody was brought to the men's center. And he told me this guy never prayed. I said, I'm not praying. If you want to pray on him you do. I will never pray in such person.

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And that series, his uncle, the brother of this person, was so angry almost like pick a fight with me.

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But the son of this brother, the son is a brother was one of my students. When he told me that, I sorry, I'm not going to pray in your father. And I refuse to limit him even to put him in the front. In the back. You can if you guys want to pray on him.

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I will never pray someone like that.

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Says sons. My father never prayed. Never saw him in my life making such that

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he Juma and nothing.

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First time to come to the masjid. And the box.

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Woosnam learn about

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Islam is not a game, it's a serious matter. That's why the salaat Be very careful. And I'll end with this

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regardless of what position of faith you take, okay, because all for my dad said, if somebody don't pray, he should be locked up. He should be this he should be the debate even if the governor was should do it with him.

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And there wasn't any there was a whole debate over that. But I should have if he said something so

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Beautiful and so profound, there was Chairman chakra surplus to say, I just want to tell me there is any wise person any, anyone has a lot of bit of sense

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I want a bit of wisdom

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will agree to put himself in a position where the Muslim scholars debate this person

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is careful or not

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and it is not a is not a who wants to be in that position.

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Some people said locked up to death

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and he died as a basically punished. Even some said with the capital punishment Some said that

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what why would you put yourself in a position where scholars think you're Muslim or not Muslims.

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Suddenly I can imagine someone didn't pray. No, I don't want to pray.

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I there's not any more laziness

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that someone insistently

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projecting one of the most important order in this now and because of this, I want to say this is a very serious matter.

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You should not ever mess with your Salah.

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You should not ever may take it lightly that you must have Salah that the salah time goes out and he didn't pray.

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You delay for example, also until moderate or moderate ventilation

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at Siri or fetcher until the sunrise. You pray on time. This is this is one of the highest most clear obligation in Islam.

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And in the Bissell Salam set, a solid I'm moving to din

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a solid is the main pillar. Religion. That's why we call it the backbone of your Islam. Without it, there is no Islam.

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Everything is built on it.

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So we just came out of the gates hot as you

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I was like planning to do shout outs and stuff.

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All right. So I want to give a shout out to everyone who came from Katy. First of all,

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this is where you're supposed to cheer or something. I'm kidding. Big shout out to Dr. Ronald green. And a huge shout out to Asa, my man, if there's any young man that I wish I lived next to the masjid, it will be that young man right there. Asa and serratus for the asset as well, whatever. But the point is, I'm kidding. Because I can look at everybody I thought for someone come came all the way from College Station, Iowa. Yeah, absolutely. There's some folks on college station here. Who is it?

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The Emir of all Kabila in Maryland to law depot. He was looking around like he's thinking of somebody else here.

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Well, hold on a second. Dave, is he moved to College Station from Maryland? How do you feel about Maryland? Jeff? Come on. Well, I think he upgraded severely I need this is a great, great upgrade, you know, for anywhere. If you move from Maryland to anywhere in the world you upgraded. It's a known issues and very known issue. No.

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Welcome to the guys from California from Stanford. I don't see that at all. That's awesome. All right. Jeff, do you still have more shoutouts to do or? No, I think we're done. Yeah. Shout out to the sisters in general. And so they don't feel left out, you know?

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Awesome. So shahadi actually wanted to ask you so you mentioned obviously that issue about a person if they never ever pray then they're disbeliever but the province little like this, and then he says, whoever leaves it, they've disbelieved. For us. It is hard to imagine somebody who never prays, you tell them like pray and they're like, No, I don't want to pray ever. Most people even if they don't pray, if they're in the company of those who pray they'll pray they'll be encouraged to pray. So what threat is that person under like what how dangerous is that for their Islam the idea that I pray sometimes and I don't pray other times and and what have you, because you gave the

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example of somebody who never ever ever ever ever prays Yeah, that person has zero Islam okay.

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But those who are missing slots will still missing Salah here and they're here and they're their Islam is very small to very little of Islam they have that's like It's like your back your backbone. If it's broke, that's it. You can stand up

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you know, you might say your life is one of the worst sins in Islam is to live salah.

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You know, it's any it's worse than drinking alcohol. It's worse than fornicating it worse than

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allathee it's worse than

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what I can tell you what other major sins could the big in your mind worse than all this missing one Salah is worse than all of us together

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but doesn't mean I'm gonna go drink since I'm going to pray that's not the point. The point is, it is it is worse like it is more severe than this.

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There is no comparison between the amount of emphasis and the importance of Salah compared to the important and the emphasis was given to how forbidden and haram these things worse then any many major sins in Islam

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it is one of the worst major sins that you can do is to miss the salah. That's why I'm saying this because this should be fire inside your heart missing to the Salah, you wake up in the morning, and if there is nothing happen, you wake up at nine o'clock and you don't care especially the vacay any you guys have off the next week. Maybe you guys wake up now to go to school, so you pray on time. But next week doesn't mean that you wake up at eight or nine or 10 o'clock.

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Yari in Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, only one time or maybe twice in their lifetime, the mist fajr prayer.

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And they have very legitimate reason they overslept. They had someone to guard the time. You know what the guards that I mean? Anyone watch? And he overslept. And the Sahaba woke up while the sun in the middle of the sky, the heat wake them up. Do you know what the Sahaba were doing? Were crying,

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waving putting they have the sand on the top of their head, and like doing like this

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Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god.

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We missed the salon.

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That's one time the lifetime will lead twice. And the other one was in battle Shala Luna Ancelotti, last Fajr also overslept.

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And some elements said no to one incident. Some elements are sleeping failure. Yeah. Three different incidents.

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Okay, and the other one and acid want to process a limb was engaged in a battle and they prayed in the end of the time.

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And Felicia Luna and solid Ross Yeah, heavy Salaat ALLAH SubhanA data said in the middle, in the middle of the war, you are engaged in the enemy can you imagine?

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In the war, Allah said you still have to pray.

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Why while you're walking

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out in your flight, or if you end flying a jet or while you are on your tank or while you are in the jeep. While use foot soldiers, you still have to pray. You don't miss the salah while you're resident while you're traveling while you're healthy while you're sick while you're standing while you're sitting while you're laying. Yeah, my I cannot stand up. Chef I cannot move my hand. You still have to pray

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with your eyes.

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For you to tell me I'm missing the prayer because I don't want to miss the game.

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Because I want to sleep

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because I'm working out

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because I am watching TV.

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Because I'm eating

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and not eating like you're hungry. 100% Now you're just like going to a restaurant.

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And solid the law goes or the law sort of God motto will go out

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that serious. And this is for me if the only thing you go out tonight, making sure that this is something serious. A Salah is something I don't mess with.

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Just so shall come out you know? Yes, Allah Subhana Allah has obligated the salah. But if a person asks like, why is the pillar of the religion like what's the function of the prayer? Why did Allah subhanaw taala make it of such importance? Alright, so everybody knows that. Allah Subhana Allah created us to worship Him.

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And so even before we get break down the importance of Salah, so you were you exist to worship Allah azza wa jal.

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And this is the greatest act of worship, and you don't do it. I mean, it's like you're missing the point of your very own existence. The scholars used to they refer to Salah as the mother of all acts of worship. And they said because it uses all the limbs you know, when you give sadaqa What do you which limb do you typically use to give sadaqa your right hand right? But in Salah you're using all the limbs, you're using the entire body and in hajj, and it's resembles all the other Salawat all the other acts of

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worship and Hajj you face and you give a lot of attention to makeup in Salah you face Mecca and fasting you don't eat and drink in Salah you don't eat or drink. And in Jihad you strive and you fight and you struggle and in Salah you struggle against your your desires and your neffs in Salah you your heart is engaged, and you're focused and you're humbled and you contemplate, likewise, you make vicar of Allah azza wa jal, you make dua, you recite Quran. That's why salah is the mother of all of the acts of worship, what about sada coins?

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Like, don't look at come early for Juma offers. Hello. Are you referring to that? Or what? No, there's, there's a trick yet. I don't have an answer. I'm just trying to squeeze you

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squeezing. I wanted to tell the story. No, I'm serious. You said represent all the five other pillars. So once I got on,

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hold on. I heard I heard. How does the law represent because sadaqa is you parting with your wealth? And we say time is money you are giving from your time which is your wealth a

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lot size but I already kind of said that. And he said it uses all the limbs. You give by him? Surely loaded in gentlemen. Anyways, let me tell you this thing, the idea that it was inconceivable that a Muslim doesn't pray like today, you meet a brother you pray it's like, you know, are you a vegetarian? And like these questions that you pray or not. Yeah, I pray I don't pray. Oh, nice to meet you. But that didn't exist. I saw this with with my own eyes. I heard it with my own ears. Okay, this was overseas, and I have this person who is kind of related to me. And he used to drink Mr. go drinking with with this other friend. And they're all Muslim. So they'd go at night. So he

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picked this is before cellphones, he picked up the phone, and I'm watching him and I hear him. And he said the is so and so there. So he wants his friend to come pick him up so they can go get drunk. So he said to so and so there.

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Oh, he's praying Aisha Okay, when he finishes salah, tell him so and so called them.

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And, and I remember I'm like, I knew that you still pray this guy that he goes drinking every night. But he prays to Asia, because you're a thief and a Muslim you pray and you're a thief, you're a drunkard. You pray then you get drunk, and you never leave salah. You never leave it. Whereas now it's like one shot what it was saying I'm a non practicing Muslim. I used to tell people you know what a Muslim is someone who submits to Allah azza wa jal. So your sentences I'm a non submitting submitter. The sentence doesn't make any sense. Doesn't make any sense.

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Allah Subhana Allah says in the salata, tinha and fascia, it will monka Allah says that the salah protects from fascist shamelessness and evil, and so shall come I just mentioned that brother who drinks and prays. That's what you're supposed to do and pray meaning not the drinking part. But I said mnemonic, he tells the story and he says there was a young man from the onslaught who used to steal at night, and or he would steal during the day and then he would pray at night. And they went to the province that Elijah send them and they complained about this character. They're like he, he he steals during the day, and then he's at night, he's enjoying the Salah, and all of that type of

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stuff. And so the prophets of Allah, they said him said to his Salah is going to protect him from what you're describing. And again, and again and the province level it is and I would say his Salah is going to protect him from what you're describing until the brother or the companion eventually, he repented. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam, he said, Didn't I tell you that his solo is going to prevent him from what you're describing. And so especially, I want college students especially and high school students, I want you to ingrain this in your head and I want you to communicate this to other people. No matter what a person is doing. Pray your five daily prayers. Be

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like that guy who prays they show up before they do whatever and pray fidget when they come back. Make sure that you anchor your life with the five daily prayers it is what it is it's an anchor, it will bring a person back eventually

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yeah, see there is a very important role to understand because that will help you to understand what Islam is and that's pay attention to this that's applied to any rules in Islam. Islam is not like a lion king and here in his out was just doesn't work this way. Okay, a solid levels

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A levels

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and Islam in itself levels that's why al Jana levels that's why Hellfire level

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Same concept. So as solid as minimum,

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then you go

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0.1 0.20 But you can be 100

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and your Salah, you see how it is. So what I'm saying is that a salon doesn't don't think about it, it just all the same notes not all the same. Two people praying next to each others this one, take adjure Allah Subhana Allah knows the amount of reward this person takes, and this person comes with 00. And I mean that zero, the only thing he got that there is no sin against Him for missing salah. But no extra reward, zero reward.

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The only thing he did that he protected himself from sin of missing salah. Or maybe he can get the reward of no one or PI for 10% Depends on how much you concentrate how much you make the salah. Correct How much is this on that?

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So just I want you to understand that. So that's all your say that that all your relationship with Allah is something that's why it's Eman. You're always going up.

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Because the moment you start going up, you start going down. That's how it works. cadion Inara Becca, you always in constant struggle, constant effort until you meet Allah For you don't be surprised when someone prays. Somebody said what kind of Salah is that it is but it's very weak.

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The impact of it is very weak on the person. But it's better than 01 is better than 02 is better than one three is better than so when you go look up to these examples of the Sahaba and the Tiber Ian and how they will pass on how you pray. This is where you go up to the 100% Allah Allahu Allah the keys to Jana they say Lila they don't deny it so how much they have the key in their pocket. Yeah, but the key needs any key in order for her to open it has to have teeth.

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That's right, without these teeth will not open and the main teeth for this key to open the dinners are solid. That's how it hustle bustle. He said someone asked him that in a piece of solid the one who said to us Lila Allah Allah

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the ketogenic know that Allah let you to Jana, but in the visa Salam also said

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malerkotla Ha side there can be how truthful

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he was truthful. He was really true believer in it. And part of believing in it is to submit yourself to Allah subhanaw taala and do what you ordered you to do.

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A prayer is done for Allah subhanaw taala you know, this is Brother today after drummer he told me he said, I'm 44 years old. And when I still go to pray, my mother asked me did you make will?

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He said yes.

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I said, you must have drove her crazy when you were a kid for her to say, you know, 40 years later did you did you make will do. But you know, it's it's the idea, right? And he's like, you know, my kid is 20 years old now. And I always ask him when he prays up like did you make will do and he's like, yes, that I made will do. But you know the idea of someone who's seven years old, 10 years old, his dad is telling him to go pray. And he doesn't make will do he just goes in he stands and he prays. Know your prayers for ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. It's reminding me of this. The story this,

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the chef had went to a village in Sudan. And he had, he was calling the people to the masjid and nobody would come, nobody would come. So he got on a loudspeaker. He rented like a loudspeaker and he would go out and he would say that whoever comes to the masjid tonight for dinner, Isha, everyone will receive 20 pounds. And so the entire message was packed for selected at a shop. And he led them in Salah. And then afterwards, he looks at this full message, and he said to them, guys, listen, I don't have any money for you. But you receive 25 or 27 times your prayer at home and all of this type of stuff. And the community looked back at him and said, See, we know you were lying. That's

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why we didn't make was

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Who do you pray for? Right? You pray for Allah Subhana Allah and something really, really beautiful.

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So we're gonna make Well, do you know what I want to say earlier when you were saying, like people at least they feel embarrassed and get up even if they don't pray. They pray with the group. Yes, I've seen a number of people in my life that they don't pray. And when everyone gets up to pray, they say I'm not a hypocrite, Gunny. They think this is hypocrisy. They say I don't pray so I'm not just gonna do it because everyone else is doing it, you know? And subhanAllah there was this brother he had this dream

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He said not pray. So he said, I saw myself in this dream. And I'm sitting in a on a conveyor belt. And there were people in front of me and people behind me. And the conveyor belt was dropping people into the Hellfire at the end. So I tapped on the guy in front of me and said, Who are you? And the guy says a hook. We love her own.

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Like for her own. I'd like to the guy behind me said who are you? He said, I'm Harmon. And he woke up from the dream. There's a hadith in Mazandaran Muhammad Rahim Allah. This is that the one who doesn't want the second half of the Hadith says the one who doesn't pray Oshiomole Tiama he will be resurrected on the Day of Judgment with Pharaoh own and Harmon who is the right hand man of Pharaoh own just just as bad and our own and obeyed no Caliph. And that's exactly what he saw in his dream like at least these first two so it's from the kindness of Allah Allah is that even though someone has no relationship with him that he will still get them in like a dream or something like that and

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there are many stories like that there are many stories like that and some of them are a little outdated there was a guy he said I saw in a dream there was a fax some of you don't know what that is, but there was a fax coming and I'm in the papers coming out for the you want to comment on the facts All right, so the paper is coming out and it says yeah, Abdullah it tequila or servant of Allah fear Allah 24434

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You get it. He saw he woke up Carlos, let's sit I'm starting to pray from now on.

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Musa days has this incredible conversation with Allah subhanaw taala. Allah Subhana Allah says, well, Mathilde can be I mean, aka Musa, what is that in your right hand? Oh, Musa?

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The answer is it's a staff. That's the answer. It's this stuff. But most it is that he says, Here I'll slide by the here is like a telco ID. Well, who should be I love I mean,

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he says, It's my staff. I lean on it. And I use it to beat down vegetation for my, my, my goats, and I have other uses for it too. And surah Taha, why is Musa adding so much to the conversation? Because he's talking to ALLAH SubhanA dada. And when you're in the company of someone who you love so much, it's like when you talk to a teenager and they're like, how was your How was school today? Good.

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How are you feeling fine?

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All of them like that? I don't know but no, no, it's just like 99 99.9% that make me feel better.

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I thought it's personal.

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But but but you see how someone who's engaged and wants to have a conversation Musa they set up my point is this amazing moment for isa for Musa has set up. We experience it in the Salah, ALLAH SubhanA, the province to the lightest and him says I Muslim that ALLAH SubhanA data says I have divided the prayer between me and my servant. And so when you say at hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says Hamadani Abdi, my servant has praised me. And when you say to him and Rahim Allah subhana data says as an idea, my servant has repeatedly praised me celebrated me. And when you say molecule Medina ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says Majid Enya Abdi, my servants has glorified

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me, because glory is like a lot of attributes of praise. And when you say you cannot do you're gonna stay and Allah says, This is between me and my servant and my servant will have what they are asking for. This prayer is this beautiful opportunity of conversation with Allah subhanaw taala five times a day imagine the person who doesn't want to have a conversation with Allah subhanaw taala what faith is left in that person? You know

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one of the thing that helped you to have that feeling like

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it's so important for Salah that we do it because we feel the need of it we do it because we understand the value of it we don't just do it because when I get rid of it you only last Allah to Hello saw and he do it for the last panel to Allah not because you want to get tread get over with it quickly. That's very dangerous. If you just I want to it's like heavy thing I'll just dump it off on my shoulder. No, I want to do it because I know it's good for me. It will bless me well

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I have a relative to me. She's an older woman.

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Her prayers something that I yeah any jealous over I envy her for it.

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So do Allah salata.

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She prays, man, Masha, Allah, Yanni, literally she can go for sujood for one hour, and I mean that one hour

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and she will be fine.

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And she's older woman, like in her 70

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Pray to three hours every night. I know that for the law.

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asked Yanni maybe 30 years or something like that.

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Or 20 Something five years.

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time comes, she's so happy

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and she loves the salon

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and I'll give you one tip about her that I found it's so amazing.

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You know, you guys know the hangers, you know the fancy hangers. That has a cushion and usually you hang on at what wedding dress expensive dresses That's right. Like something could have fancy.

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This woman have this fancy hanger. And on it she hangs something. This thing's is very well Ireland. Perfumed, she put behold I'm perfume it and put it in the straight and it's so crisp, clean. Amazing like the way that sticker that you know what that is? This is Jannatul solid. This is that thing that you wear on the top of her clothes when she go prays

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and it has a special place in the cabinet. She have several of them to treat them wala he the way the young ladies treat their wedding dresses

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or the wedding dress

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and I said to her and

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how she treats it like this she this is the thing that I wear when they meet my lord

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see that you know scholar said our physiology impact our psychology

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that preparation for Salah

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it shows you how much he cares

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versus us

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I don't ever get here in the parking lot. He pulled up the trunk and look get out something put it back you know the spirit Oh find it. You know and he takes the job and he's

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shits in the air put it on and come to the masjid to pray

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and his DNS at least he put on a thought My daughter told me I think yeah, she told me like once she doesn't somebody says Can I borrow things to pray in it? Said No, maybe it doesn't smell good.

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Yeah, she never I should put it underneath the couch, whatever the storage in the box and nobody really cares for it.

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It's it's there for months and months. Look at yourself what you wear when you go to pray that shows how much we care

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change your attitude towards the salah. The Salah will change its attitude towards you. The impact of the Salah will be different.

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Something to think about and a good tip for you in order for you to enjoy the salon to have more honoring for Salah physically get ready for it make fresh mobile

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you know make sure that you dress nice put perfume on as long as sister not coming to the master.

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You know?

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You ready? Get ready for the salah.

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Once I know one of my friends told me he put like a nice clothes they were traveling and hotel. So he put a nice clothes before a pray his wife said what are you going? He said I'm going to pray.

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And his wife said Wow.

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You need she said this very nice actually. Can you imagine sister that you go take your pajama if you wear a nice clothes? What are you going Nothing, I just want to meet that last point that I want to pray.

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I can guarantee you when you do that your Salah will feel different.

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There's so much that a person can do as far as experiencing their salon and different things work for different people. So I remember very vividly having a person that I knew who when he would feel his worst, that's when he would put on his best clothes. And he would be like this just changes my psychology. And for different people that might be sensing for different people it might be different things that and I would encourage everybody to experiment. The main point here is that you have to figure out how to invest in your Salah. Every person has to figure out how I mean, this is a lifelong act of worship. Check them out did mention that this is our primary act of worship. That's

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why we're here. You know, when I was in university, I met a kid who was studying Japanese.

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And I asked him I said why are you studying Japanese? And y'all know why? He said I'm just so tired of reading the subtitles anatomy. He was like I want the full experience. I don't want to do dubbed I don't want to do something I want to I want to completely immerse myself. That's

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Well, the Salah is is more deserving of that type of

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effort, right?

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But just that idea, you know Imam Shafi and he says that it's incumbent upon every individual to learn what they can of the Arabic language, like not

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everybody has to master it, but everybody has to invest in what they can and everybody's abilities are different and everybody's but for me to invest, if I'm going to invest in Japanese to learn to watch anime, or I'm gonna invest in learning Korean for a Korean drama or what have you. I can invest in learning, at least what the meanings are of the verses that I'm reciting and so that I can have an increased experience, the importance of investing in your salon. One of the most true things I've ever heard of the description of Salah.

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So this is our chef Jaffa villa was telling us this about salah, he says, the more you want to get it out of the way, the harder and heavier it becomes. What's the most difficult, Salah is not taught away, it's not figured it's when you're watching a show. And then you pause it, there are no commercials anymore you could do during the commercial break, you want to just bang out for rock art, or you're playing a video game. And you're about to complete your failure of a mission. And you pause it and you want to bang out through to what God before mother believes that's the hardest and heaviest salah, he said, it's just like quicksand. When you fight against quicksand, what happens is

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it becomes harder you try to get out of the weight becomes longer. You want to they become lighter. And you just focus and us like invest in it. Give your attention to it, and it becomes so much lighter. And everybody in this room has experienced in Ramadan, where you go to Tarawa. And you're like today, it's so long, then you go and check what did the chef read and you find that was like a quarter of a joke like really, it seemed like forges, and then there's that day when the salah is the same length but it was so short and easy for you. It's probably because it was sort of use of what you know very well or certain kind of which you know very well, the more you invest in it, the

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easier it becomes you try to get it out of the way it gets in the way. Just focus give it time give it attention that you are speaking to Allah as well and it just becomes so much lighter. So you're saying when a person knows us hold on, they're praying behind the Imam

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it becomes a lot easier it becomes a lot lighter. When Allah we used to notice that they have sought us if we would notice the mission would just be packed and people know what's happening in the story and it's just easier for them they're enjoying it. Whereas the you know, the day of Enron they're like

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I guess time flies when you're waiting for the amount to make a mistake. Yeah Oh yeah. The whole message is

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so you know as an email one of the hardest things when I feel I'm like somewhere else other than muscle making any when you breed with a sort of Maroon and is in Canal ball lean mean? Oh my god I'm like crying talking about like hellfire.

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To be honest, it's better than somebody else was really so balloon somebody

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anyhow, Bodleian balloon

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I have an hour Another tip I want to share with you guys it will help you to make sure that you do miss your Salah which is simple. Pray in the beginning of the time

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don't delay the salah hearted What do you think?

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Absolutely. Pray on the beginning of the time I know also Omaha my house they have this habit they pray the beginning of the time. Sometimes I get mad because when I prayed Jamaat said oh we prayed but prayed on on time the beginning it's very good habit. In Nabi SallAllahu Sallam can either then and then Taraka Anna hula

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jabber says when the more than than cold he leaves us as if he was not socialized just a minute ago as if he doesn't know us and we don't know him like a stranger he will go straight to the salah

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so let's don't ever delay the salah tried to pray the Salah in the beginning of the time in Baghdad feniton Mr. Carlos Salah to be aware you actually have one of the most rewarding thing your Salah What is it is the possum said to pray on the beginning of the time.

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So make sure that you care for Salah in the beginning of the time. Well, I on that note, two things for the young folks, especially.

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One of them is related to Ramadan. Don't ever ever do this, where you're just chilling. The Imams reciting the rock is long and then when he starts to slow down, you know he's about to go into court. Then you just run and catch the rock to ever do that. Especially young people because you play basketball for five hours straight

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but just 10 minutes or even 10 minutes in Africa is a difficult situation. The other thing, don't you ever do it? And I cannot stand when this happens. I actually I love when this happens. Which one is shocked when it said don't do don't keep saying I can stand. But you know how I mean it right? Not in a very strict way. Okay, it isn't a strict way. Let me tell you something when the Imam is reciting here, and I see Shabaab, young guys at the shoe area just talking, and they know they're not going to miss the rock, because it just started.

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I don't have the words to express that. It's like such a shame. Like I don't care that the solar star I don't care that people are now standing in front of Allah azza wa jal, I can catch up. I can come late and stand in front of Allah. It's so bad, don't ever do it. And I gotta tell you a story I heard today about that. This guy said, we were sitting in the masjid. And then we see this man running into the masjid, looking in, and then he falls where he is he falls down in sujood in the shoe area amongst the shoes and the slippers. He falls on and should institute there. Then he gets up and you can tell on his face that he's crying and he walks into the masjid and for the rest of

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his behavior is kind of normal. He prays with us. So after the Salah, he says Salam Alikum to me sounds like a normal person, but we thought he was a madman when he walked in, he's like making sure you're on top of the slippers. And it comes in all crying and stuff. So I said Are you okay? He said hamdulillah I'm now I'm okay. I said

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forgive me, but it was weird. You coming in making sujood near the shoes and you are crying? Are you alright? He said, I read Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that whoever does not miss the beautiful haram with the imam for 40 days, meaning five times a day for 40 days you don't miss the critical Iran. Most you stand in the sewage shoe section talk about the games and stuff. You don't miss it.

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He said he will be free from hypocrisy and he he'll be free from the punishment of the fire. So he said today was the 39th day I haven't missed it the Kabira in 39 days. And today I took a nap and I woke up and our Masjid prayed already. He said I scrambled and I made wudu and I got in my car and I'm crying and I'm making dua to Allah Ya Allah just and I'm lowering the windows trying to hear a masjid that still hasn't prayed. Every time I go to a masjid. They've prayed. And I came to this masjid and I when I looked inside, I saw people still reciting the Quran I knew that they hadn't prayed yet. So I wanted to make such the trigger to do the thanks to Allah. Right where I wasn't I

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just felt right there in the area of the shoes and I thank Allah azza wa jal. I can't imagine that someone cares this much. And then there are other people in the same OMA that just couldn't care less. I don't mean they don't pray in there at home. I mean, they're in the house of Allah. They're a few feet away from it. And they hear the salon they're just chit chatting.

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BarakAllahu li could never ever do that young folks never ever do that. Allah Subhan Allah says in the Quran, where you lil mo Selena Lavina whom and Salah to him sir Hoon. Wale is a valley in hellfire, a place in hellfire, Allah prepare it as a place of punishment for certain people

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among them, Al mousseline Alladhina, Hillman, salatu himself, those who pray, but sometimes they don't care about prayer. They kind of get distracted from prayers and they don't care about it because they are busy fulfilling their desires, whatever.

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I it's those who pray now people don't pray at all pray, but some of the prayer they just ignore it, they don't care for it.

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So what do you think of those who are like, don't pray at all?

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There is something if I could just say before that we shall come on, you know, the idea of a person just being in the masjid and not wanting to attend the salah. Or just taking their time. To me that's a lack of love. Because a person when they love someone, they love to be first Musa Sanchez what I did to a corrupt data I rushed to you My Lord, that you may be pleased you guys have all seen this on YouTube channels. Instagram followers, Tik Tok all of these places when somebody who's very popular posts a video What do the first comment say? First first first first I'm here I'm first write just on the basis that I love this person. I want everybody else to know that I was here first

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and I'm a day one person I didn't I didn't join the bandwagon late I didn't I didn't write and they use this as a as a as the something that they're proud of. And that person can't reward them for anything that person does even know you exist. Notification Squad. Hey guys, they don't really care about you. But Allah

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Hana data someone who actually appreciates and recognizes and knows he's a Semia. He's an ID him. He's a show cool. And so for you to be first in that line, the first I'm going to talk about the first row but the idea of simply just wanting to be be there as early as you can. That's something that's Beloved. But what if this person says it's not about that? I really don't understand what he's saying.

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Usually decided like for us I don't know what you read it. I don't speak Arabic. Yeah, I just can't relate. I'd be honest.

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What's the solution for this person? Don't tell me learn Arabic okay, it's gonna takes years but reality is I don't I wasn't gonna say that I was gonna say is that all Salah is just understanding what the Imam is reciting

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isn't the it's a big part. But isn't it just one part? And why do we always take one part and make it all of it? And he

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made? I don't know if I have an in mind the only one who thinks like this. The idea of standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala. Well, Allah if I don't understand, but I'm just standing in front of Allah azza wa jal is not an honor. You know, like, I don't think he can dismiss. Imagine if I lead the Salah, and I speak Spanish.

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And you pray in behind me, or I read in Chinese, or Korean. Definitely is not going to be the same for you.

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Play but I'm just trying not to dismiss their feelings there. Because that's that's a legitimate. Am I saying something real or not?

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Oh, guys told me Oh, because I don't have this problem. I don't think that's

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I'm talking on your behalf. Is that um, am I correct or not? I'm just gonna sit in the crowd. I don't think so. Shall because the mid Yeah, that's good. But you cannot say I don't think so. They should say, who agree with me.

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That was not the are you are saying that? Okay. They're making this argument that because I don't understand the irony, what's the enjoy? We're saying that's not all that it's about? Like they do know that they're standing in front of Allah zodion Whether I understand or not, I'm standing by Torah, well, then, why do people come to people next to you, they don't understand a word in Torah way. But what Allah has done in like a rock, why? Because they understand beyond the under the comprehension of the ayat. I'm also doing an act of worship, but also there's a lot of people don't come. That's true. I'm not talking about that I'm talking about to my left and right.

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But I mean, okay, listening to the Quran, you have millions of people who enjoy listening to the Quran, standing what it is. So part of it driven enjoying and just listening to the Quran, even if you don't understand it. Al Quran itself without understanding it has an impact on the soul. As Bri true, yep. Even if you don't understand a single word. That's why what's your karma was saying, people come to Tara, we come to prayer. Any Do you think Ahmed Mohammed from the beginning all of them no Arabic? No, there were burgeon. And Romans and Egyptians who don't speak Arabic at that time, they speak local languages. They didn't until the Pray do you think you pray? I mean, they

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learn Arabic overnight? No, it takes years for them and generation to learn the Arabic but yet they still enjoy it and and listen to the Quran itself. So that's a good point. Yes. How did

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you wait?

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What do you mean?

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But you still pray. But it's boring coke wasn't it? It's more I've been to the hotel, but I didn't understand anything except, you know, the Maha Yoga and stuff. He said, I'm just sitting there. But I still know that this is an act of worship, I still know coming early. And you have to have other things to offset the one weakness share one important thing that I do want to ask you because the Salah is ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You reciting Allah's words, but also you talking to Allah specifically into, and one of the real questions that people have is, I can't speak Arabic, this is where I can't really communicate the way that I want to. So when I'm in sujood, or when I'm in Tisha

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hood, at the end, all of these places where I can make dua, can I make dua? Must I make dua in Arabic or can I make a dua in English, you can do it in any language you want to and so the salah can be done in any language you want. I gotta share one thing, that's one number two, one of the points also I will say for you guys who pray one thing I will advise you to do, choose the surah that you are familiar with to recite in your Salah.

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And if you have problem with focusing, don't make your saw long, so you don't get get make it short by the way. I always do.

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All Salah doesn't mean equal to a good song a good sallahu wa salam it can be a short one but focus you remember that Sahabi will allow you to reach every night

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that's it that's about them the summit set festival to her. Let's talk a little Yanni it is that's it, that's all what you pray in the night with he thought is very short but you know what Corolla had in the piece of Sunset Allah loves this person.

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So this is another thing also a drought you can make drought along. Let's say the Imam is praying too long and you don't and you completely don't understand anything. You can make it thicker you can make it your app in your mind engage you know and if it is non fatty, other non food non friable, you can look at that translation when the Imam reading and taraweeh without moving your lips you just look with your eyes will help you to understand what you read. And please keep you keep saying I'm not going to learn how to become I hear this for years. No you should start learning Arabic. And I mean by Arabic learning the meaning of the surah that you are that commonly recited you should

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start learning this you should start linear Quran until when you just gonna be like this. Listen, you're attending the Salah, and you know nothing. Okay, I understand you're a new Muslim. They for a month, two months, three months, one year, two years, three years, four years. 20 years 10 years. You must pick stop picking up that you must put the effort

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you must start learning how to read how to understand what you read. The question is do you really put an effort is this as a pain or just a justification?

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If it's a real pain, it will lead you to solution it just as suffocation you will continue this way until you die.

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Sure. One more question on the drought. What if a person speaks Arabic kind of but you know they don't speak Arabic necessarily. Well is there like because some said that if you don't speak if you speak Arabic then it's not allowed for you to make and other than Arabic but if you don't speak Arabic then it's allowed for you to make the odd angle No What is the point is if you know how to say it in Arabic and you're comfortable with you understand what it means you should say it in Arabic okay, but if I if I do Arabic like I know how to say in Arabic Euro bill fairly, but that's it. But I don't know how to say other things other meanings. You can see it in English whatever you

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understand any comfortable with an Arabic is in Arabic, what do you not and can understand and comfortable with an English with Arabic usage of English and French and Urdu and in Bengali and whatever language you speak.

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For the record, I'm not a fan of France or just just the French in general how can we find a fatwa that you can make die in French or something?

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Let me tell you so you can

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we're kidding people. You come in to the masjid there's a brother does something really appreciate it. So you come into the masjid and you find the Imam and sujood

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and then he sits back from sujood so he's gonna make the second search done now and he's gonna come up again. So why should I go down with them and come up again? So you wait there until he comes up again? You say Allahu Akbar and join them up there. This brother said I would always if he is I would always go down even have to come up again was Mount Everest was just stand up. He said because I would always remember the Hadith and he looked at the Hadith this way that the porcelain when he said that you do not make any such that to Allah Illawarra aka Bahadur Raja except that he raises you Arranque with that such that will help Bobby Hunka coffee and he will like you remove or push

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away one sin one of your sins with that one senator. So he's like what why should I just wait because I don't want to go down and come up again in a few seconds. Hit it. That's what I'm talking about. It's like the idea of what a blessing What an honor to be in the house of Allah to be standing in front of Allah Azza What if he's in the first shot?

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What do you mean well, if he's in the first job he's not going to miss any subject. Yeah, those guys what they do is they wait when they find out it's the whole time they sit like holla so at least I'm not coming back up again. No, no first to show this is gonna come up. Yeah. They sit in that case to ruin it. I have you always do Mashallah.

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Now, it Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, If you come to the masjid, and you find the Imam Insitute go to sujood

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literally, and he said if you find him into shahada sit into Shahada. So actually what this brother did, there is a specific Hadith specifically about the scenario that in you come to the masjid no matter what position the Imam and you should join.

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I just want to say one last thing before I have

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Mushaf just make their final points. But one of the greatest ways for a person to develop the habit of prayer is to be in the company of those who have who pray. Allah says workout or lock it in and bow with those who bow. Just like in any other endeavor, you're going to want a mentor, you're going to want to seek out those who, who master it. And whether it's in investment, whether it's in your major, whether it's in anything, you just, you're gonna seek out those who do it well, and you're going to pick their brain and you're gonna get advice from them. And so pay attention to the people who inspire you from the act of worship. There are people in this message here, who are always

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always always attending the salon. And so ask them, or be in their company, or, you know, try to get paired with them, or what have you tried to create that relationship? When I was like, around 12, I was like, I need to figure out this solo thing, because, and I remember I asked a friend of mine who was like a mentor, and he was much wiser than me. He was 13. And so I asked him, I said, I said, like, how do I how do I become consistent in my salon, and he was very wise, I'm telling you, it's not by age.

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He said to me, he said, Listen, my son.

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He said, Pray for 30 days straight, your fire for 30 days straight. We didn't even know about the 27 days to form a habit or something. But he was like, pray for 30 days straight, and you won't be able to sleep without praying. And I was like, okay, cool, no problem done. And so I went for 30 days hamdulillah and it became a habit and so figuring out asking people seeking it out where we're at the I'm not gonna say we're at the cusp of a new year. I'm the LA vacation is here, you're here you have the opportunity to take advantage of a lot of time, develop these beautiful habits and Charlotte Allah shuffled it

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was just a month I heard something beautiful from this. From this show. He was saying, if your parents on their deathbed give you their final, what is it called the final advice, advice or request or something? No. See, Hi, Annie. You will soon appreciate Yanni. I don't know him. He said would you honor it like if this the last thing your father said take care of this before he died? Would you honor it or look at whatever old man Hollis. He said and maybe saw Selim on his deathbed. The company said he kept telling people a Salah, a solo, a solo and then he kept repeating it. And then they said when he couldn't say it any more. He they could still hear it in his chest like a

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solo. I don't know if I can reenact it or not. But it's like a Salah, a Salah, then in the end.

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Like that, can you imagine that? There's just no way around the salah. To have hope in the mercy of one that you do not obey is a type of foolishness. So for people that tell you, I don't pray, because I have a good heart. That's like saying, I don't brush my teeth, but I have good breath.

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You know, I can tell or I've got a good heart. So when I die, Allah should put me in agenda. Are you good to people? You have to have relationship with Allah azza wa jal. So, oh, and there is a common law.

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Even if you don't obey the point is even if you obey Allah subhanaw taala little still offer you His mercy.

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The foolishness is, as he put it in a beautiful way, because Ali said, the foolishness of someone who seek the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. Without taking the necessarily means to receive it. Like someone in the water in the ocean, he sees the shore. And he keeps saying to the shore, come to me come to me.

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What you need to do to swim toward the shore.

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The moment you start swimming, you will find yourself there, Allah will help you to write. It's like you say Allah Subhan Allah is the Most Merciful. Okay, and also he's the most he's the provider. That's right. Anybody have a doubt that Allah is Rich and provides? Anybody has thought about that? By that I've no doubt about these stay home and you say yellow Hollis, he's gonna give it to me. He's gonna bring me gold and silver and money and

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you do that? Or do you try your best and your work and you start put the effort to receive that provision from the provider? That's right. He said the same thing. You know, why would it come to the Mercy say, I'm gonna sit here and the mercy gonna come to me. You have to take the necessarily mean so the mercy will come to you as well. And that's, well well said from him. Rahim Allah.

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I have two quick things to end with. Number one is parents. Make sure that you encourage your children to pray.

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You know, find your body also now don't give up

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I know it's sometimes boring. I suppose sometimes it's tiring sometimes. You know, Allah said what more alaka was solid, he was told that Allah, ordinary children were to prefer your family to pray, and be patient with it. Don't give up. Don't ever Don't be mad if your kids are harass, don't bother us too much. Just keep keep, keep advising keep remind them, especially they are seven years old. And up. You know, from seven to 10 this is to every salon can imagine five times a day for three years. That's like over 5000 Salah over 5000 times you tell your children Pray, pray, pray, and you teach them and you look be nice and talk to them. And sometimes to be firm with them to you know,

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about the Salah, so Salah is something you don't. And please young men here listening to me.

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Okay, and young woman

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and daughters and sons.

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Don't be mad at your parents if they push you to pray.

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Appreciate that. They only care for what is good for you. You will recognize the importance of this as you go to your grave. As you will have children tomorrow.

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Say Hamdulillah I have parents who cares about my Deen on my Islam.

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Don't be mad at them. Even if they don't use the most nicest way. Forgive them. Look at the big picture.

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Okay, so that's number two. I want to end with a story.

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I heard from Shahab de mess and lamet. He said, I was in Dubai. And I heard about a magician. So I always thought, you know, I wouldn't want to my wishes to meet all of these magicians to ask them if they use gin and their magic because some of them, they don't use gin. They use just tricks and stuff like that. So when I met this guy and asked him if he use gin and his tricks, he said, yes, some of the tricks I use gin, actual gin.

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They serve me in certain tricks.

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And he said one day I was making the performance will boost gin.

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And he said a young man, tell him tell him what the act was that? Okay. Yeah, I just tried to make it short. Tell him tell him and it's important. Okay. He said it's something with a dagger. You know, there is a trick that is dagger you stab yourself with it, it will be pushed in the dagger in the handle. This is a trick that's just deceiving. But he said No, mine is a real dagger, actually, you can. And I will stab myself with it. And it will not go to my body it will be observed by the gym.

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And he said they've been working for like, whatever there is a story about how he controlled him. So he said, so one day, this guy walking. And while I'm doing this, I can tell that he was reciting the Quran.

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And the moment he recited the Quran did run away and the Dagger went through my body. I actually stabbed myself I was bleeding to death almost died. They took me to the hospital. And after that I asked the genie said, Who's this guy? So I was investigating about him until I got to know who he is. He said, I use some other people I know because I don't do stuff like that. But I use people.

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He said for more than six months.

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I tried everything possible. I reach out to so many magicians to harm this kid, young men

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to harm to put the gym to go to harm him in his night. Everything possible.

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And I failed miserably for six months. Because I told him ask him tell me the most amazing experience that you have any with Jin and stuff like that Quran. Then he said to him this story. He said the chef for six months. Every time I tried we send someone to harm Jin Tang they come back and said we couldn't come closer to him. Why? This kid never miss prayer.

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He never miss prayer we could not touch him.

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We cannot touch him.

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Or Salah Hassan. Salah is protection.

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And better than this story the story of the prophets of salaam the man who accused with zener

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and the lady should this baby's from this man. This worshiper the took them out and they destroyed his temple or his place of worship. You know when the story that in the story the point of the story is what when the put him before the excuted exceeded him to kill him.

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He said Just give me a couple of minutes to pray to rockets. He went and he prayed to rockers

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In the salah. He asked Allah subhanaw taala to protect him.

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And when he finished us, Allah, the baby, the infant, the days old baby was only

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maybe hours or days we only a newborn spoken he said, This is not my father. My father is sewn so that's why in the piece of solemn said, Three only spoke. Well they were infants ASA and this one and the third one and the story of dude only three humans three infants spoke and that's one of them.

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But the point is he prayed because he said a solid is a protection for me.

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So make sure that you understand one of the benefits of the Salah it protects you from the sheer popular result directly from the Haram protect you and honor the salah. I hope that this is something in Ibiza Solomon he the angel told him woman half of it in Allah Salah shall be hired automatically.

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If he was in the Navy so solemn the angels told him Yeah, Mohammed, whoever care for the prayers, who prays and care for the prayers will live in goodness and will die upon goodness.

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So make sure you remember that the Kamala Harris Rachael session holy man Muhammad yes

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same question. Yeah. The question he said a Salah prevent you from doing what is evil and in this from the in decencies but if yet you pray but you still do things like that. Does that mean your Salah is acceptable in Salah is weak. That's why the impact of it is weak.

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And the stronger the hours the more focus on the Salah the more by the way, we talk about salah today. One of the important point for God complete dimension. Part of performance Salah is to know how to pray, according to the prophets of salaam zwei in their business, Sano Kamara to Munoz Ali Sunglow the way you have seen me praying we didn't see him but it was reported you don't pray like how your parents pray or your culture pray

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as someone that they why you pray like this is it because I'm from Egypt

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or from Pakistan or from this

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we pray this way because the process on him pray this way. And that shows also how much you care about your Salah is to learn how to pray

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to and to ask

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yourself why this why this why that? Just as I just I know that we're out of time, but I got this. I was praying total right next to this guy.

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Every time we make the slim he does this. He says Salaam Alaikum. Salaam Malik

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next raka Salam Alikum. He's putting in a cheat code.

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For him he has lost by the end. I'm going crazy here. We're almost at Twitter. So in the Salah Yanni we stopped in the middle. So what is this thing you do after every Tasleem? He said what thing? I said Yeah, every Muslim you do something? He says I don't do anything. He doesn't even notice it. I said this. Yeah, he does this. He's like, Oh, I don't know something my father would do after the sling.

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There's a lot like that. I had a friend in college who he used to always pray his sunnah. But he almost always used to pray his sunnah sitting down. He's like 21 years old and he always Allah, as soon as the Salah is over, while we're in jail. He's like Allahu Akbar, and starts praying sitting down. And so I asked him, I said, Why do you do that? And I later realized that in his country, he learned praying from his grandparents and his grandparents they would pray the obligation standing but because they were old, they would pray the sun sitting down and so he just learned to pray the sun sitting down I gotta tell you one more thing Okay, so real quickly, so we weren't sure what it

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in the beginning was talking about how important Salah is that even if you're sick, you would pray, sit seated. If you can't, you'd pray laying down if you can't with your eyes, if you can't with your heart, like how sick do you have to be? But one funny thing in Sudan, like you will walk in and you will find someone you will see some article with somebody and they're praying with their finger. So like Salam O Allah, Allahu Akbar, away well Allah semi Allahu naman Hamid so there is no such thing as praying with their sick they're sick whatever they just sit down and they pray with their finger like this Allah hogwash. So Mallanna and then the sujood they go like this. So I suggested to

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them Why are you just getting the adjure of one Why don't you pray Gemma and Shawn

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like come on look at

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that one look at everybody so the light isn't Muhammad died

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