How to Focus in Salah – Part 2

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Asim Khan

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Step by step explanation of the words and actions in Salah to help in the pursuit of khusoo

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middle path radio, your source of Islamic knowledge.

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Haman hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu

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Salam Alikum Mercado,

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may Allah bless you all for coming in this world weather or for some people is the world and we have lots of hands on to make us insane our endeavor to seek this knowledge as well I mean your anatomy.

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Okay, so this is part two of the course, how to develop who sure in your Salah.

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And

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I want to start off by again speaking about the process of a lot harder. So he said something quite amazing. He said, What do you regular karate fists Allah? He said an authentic hadith that the coolness of my eyes has been placed in the salon. Now the word kurata in Arabic is an idiom. an idiom is like a figure of speech and expression to express happiness. coolness of the eyes is used to express happiness. Why is that? So? Well imagine if you're one of those Arabs living in the desert, sweltering heat. When you are outside, and you are sweating. When a cool breeze comes your way and blows on the back of your neck. How does that make you feel? It's the best thing in the

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world. Yes, it's like

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a slight joy. In that moment. you're experiencing joy. So Arabs would say the coolness of the eyes to express happiness because when you're living in the heat, something that is cool automatically makes you happy. He said this about the prayer, the Salah, which shows us the process of him he used to enjoy praying, Ursula enjoy it used to love it, it was like an oasis where he could escape away from the problems of this world. And it would be a source of him

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getting relief from the stresses of from the stresses of this dunya.

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Last time he said okay, if this is the way the processor used to praise that I used to enjoy the use of fuel tranquility was pretty good. What is it? That is missing in our Salah? That was there in the slaw the processor in what is the missing ingredient. But if we had it perhaps we could also experience something in our slot. Anyone remember what it was? understanding who can run the Arabic word?

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Who said

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this okay. You said it once again?

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Oh, sure. Yes, for sure. I'm sure you did. Miller would you

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know, I remember this one.

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And are saying that that's why she was eight years ago. And we had a little test exam after the first chapter. And they were marking near the end of the clause. And it came down to two people that went Believe me and another brother. Okay. It was coming down to the wire until

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the Shaykh said who got this question, right? I said the answer and so did the other brother but the shape didn't hear me. So he said okay, very, very good. Mashallah, you got it. And he got the prize. as well. He goes, Okay, calm down. Don't worry. I'll reward you for this gift is gonna go to this brother.

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Yeah, okay. So the secret ingredient was for sure. Now I want to define it a little bit better. The one of the famous scholars of the sixth century. His name is Ravi Swanee. He said a horseshoe r means humidity of the heart. That is seen on the body. For sure is humidity of the heart that is seen on the body and the opposite of who you are. Is arrogance and pride.

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Now what this teaches us is that the idea of who you are is something that is born in the heart

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but it is seen in your limbs, how in your posture in the way you hold yourself in the way you move. Okay, this is how sure is seen. It is seen in the way you behave in the way you speak and the way you act in the salon but essentially a feeling of the heart. This is what who sure is it is humility to feel humble before Allah subhanaw taala in the salon

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said

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in his book he said there's five benefits from having a Crusher and your salon. The first benefit is that you will begin to love the salon. If you pray the salon with who should you begin to love the salon. Male lawmakers like this. Number two, it will bring you closer to Allah. Imagine every time you pray, you come one step closer to Allah subhana wa

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Imagine that number three, he said it will make you feel like crying.

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When you stand in front of a lot, you have for sure you will feel in all of a law and that will reduce you to tears and this was the habit of the law minister. He also mentioned Another benefit of course your is that it will become an inhibitor towards indecency in inappropriate behavior. You know what inhibitor means?

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Yes, something that makes you stop wanting to do sinful behavior. Allah said in the Quran in the salata, 10 her annual fasher you will monka that the Salah is so it is a preventer from doing indecent things and doing immoral deeds. This is another benefit of having course you're in your solid fifth thing is it will become a source of relief from the stresses of this world. That was clever person can review all five for me.

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Okay, okay, these are the usual two candidates, my Sharma

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I'm pretty sure you've got them. So I'm going to try and pick on somebody else

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who's going to try and guess

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Baja, you don't have the question.

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The wall is disrupting you.

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Okay, we're getting someone else though. Okay, what are this side? What are the five things so who thinks they can remember? Nearly all of them?

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Okay.

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So here's how you got the written down. Okay, do it from the top of your head.

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Okay, so you love this a lot.

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What else?

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You become closer to Allah.

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bring tears to your eyes. It can reduce you to tears. Hello? Yes.

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Okay, he's gonna help him out those three. Yes. Three from stress. Yes, over here.

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And it stopped me from doing bad deeds, very good martial arts, watercolor. These are some of the benefits from having sure in your setup. But then the question arises, how does a person trained himself to have for sure and there's a lot, okay. And there are many ways, but the way in which I think is the easiest, and the most effective is to learn the meanings of the words of the song. Okay. Now here Mr. Muhammad Ali, Mr. masayoshi Mala. He said that the Salah is supposed to be a conversation between the slave and Allah.

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And then he said, Imagine if one person does not concentrate in that conversation, can the conversation take place? They cannot. Then he said that the words chosen to make the Salah are designed in order to strike up that conversation between you and Allah subhanaw taala.

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They're designed to make you feel like you are talking to Allah because you are talking to Allah. And then he bought a hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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lays in the lab, the min Salatu. He

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called Amina that there is nothing for a slave of his prayer, except that which he understands. Some scholars said this is not a hadith rather, it is a statement of the companion.

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But reflect of that, what does that mean? It means that the person is teaching us that the amount of Salah you're going to get or experience is the amount that you understand.

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That's what it means. Therefore, the more you understand of the words of salon, the more you will experience a salon. Okay, and this is the inshallah this is what we're going to start off doing today we're going to start off speaking about the meaning of some of the parts of the salon Sharla.

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A few more things about for sure. They are similar words in Arabic, mention the Koran that also have a meaning like kosher there is the word health. The word health means to fail the whole finale. There'll be people who no fail will be on, nor will they have any grief. May Allah make us of those people, they are the people of paradise. The word hope, however, means to be scared of something

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such that you want to run away. Like the person who's scared of spiders. Okay, the last time I spoke about Sorry, man, listen, I'm about the ant. And now the ants said they may squash us and they won't even realize it. And the reason he said that is because the purely man would never squash an ant and he knew what he was doing. So this brother came up to me after he said, you know, very scared of spiders.

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I want to know, is it okay for me to kill spiders?

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I said, Do you think the spider is going to harm you?

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He said no. I don't think it's gonna harm me but I'm scared of spiders. I said unless you think it's going to harm you. You can't do anything to it.

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call somebody else to rescue you.

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To get the spider, to take it and to put it outside to hope is the meaning of running away from something you're scared of.

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However, who sure doesn't mean that who sure means to feel all of something such that you want to be closer. When you want to assure it means that you feel like becoming closer to Allah, not running away from Allah. Another word is the word Russia, Russia, Russia can also mean faith. Allah says look around in the Moksha, Mohammed ariba de Allah Allah that the people who have worship Allah are the scholars, the learning people. However, Harsha is connected to the idea of knowledge. The more knowledge you have of Allah, the more you have hashish of Allah, that is what the scholars are people who have the most of Allah subhanaw taala the difference between sure and and and Harsha is

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that a person can have for sure, even if he doesn't know much about Allah. Yeah, a person can feel humidity before Allah immediately doesn't know much about Allah subhanaw taala. Classically, they would call this person or law him when Abbott's a person who worships a lot, but he may not be a limb a person who has knowledge about the loss of power with Allah. So this is similar words to do with kosher Okay, so moving on some This is for you to read at home. Let us begin the salon. What is the first words you see when you begin the Salah?

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Allah, what about understanding here in the direction of the carrabba facing the Yemeni corner, I mean, the Blackstone in order to pray for a car with dystopian and the stove and this perfume as well.

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What about these words?

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Are they legislature wants to say is the legislature to say the intention out loud? No, it is not. Some scholars they said this is a reprehensible innovation. It is bizarre to do something like this is not is not permitted in Islam. Why? Because the process Adam, he didn't do something like this, nor did the companions ever do something like this. So to say these words, which I know some people do, it is not a good thing. The first words are Allahu Akbar, Allah occur before I start this actually remember early said something amazing.

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He said that there are three levels of people in salon

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three levels. The first is a half in the heat of person. He said this person, he moves his tongue insula, but his heart is absent. He's an orphan. And he said Allah said in the Koran, let Khun Midlothian Don't be from the heedless people. And then he said whatever Allah forbade, it is haram. Therefore, a person who only moves his tongue and has no presence of heart in his salon may be sitting in front of Allah. May Allah save us from such a thing?

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Unfortunately, this is the case for many of us. Okay, often, I'll see it's a very surprising and shocking things. Okay, when it comes to the salon, especially in congregation, have you seen

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the brother who comes late to the Salah, and he hears the Imam says Allahu Akbar, and he's in the rocor. And he realizes he has a 15 second window,

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to enter inside the rocor. And say, one locker,

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meaning to cut short one worker. And so he runs into the masjid. And he heads for the closest space possible.

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And as soon as he enters, he feels You know what? I made it. Have you seen this? Think about this, what is this person doing? Why is he rushing? Is he rushing? Because he can't, he can't bear to be away from the center? Or is he rushing? Because he can't bear to pray longer than necessary.

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Which one is the first of the second?

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supprimer think about that you are about you're rushing in order to get in so that you don't have to pray any more than you need to.

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And have you seen a man

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who comes into the salon late and he sees that the mom has just gone into salute? So he stands there in the south, waiting for the mom to stand up so he can join him again. Have you seen this? reflect about this? What is this person doing? He's actually saying you know what I want to pray as less as possible, are waiting for the Imam to stand up then I will join him in our Athenian said this person doesn't realize that that says that he missed could have been the complete forgiveness for all of his sins.

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He doesn't realize he's trying to wait so he can pray the shorter Salah. Yeah. See most people there on this level, the level of profit.

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The second level, he said it is the man whose tongue moves in saying the words, but his heart listens to the words as if it was listening to the words of another man, and then reflects over what the words mean, and tries to contemplate the meaning. Yes, he said, This is horrible. I mean, the people have the right talent. People have the right turn meaning the people who will get the book of good deeds in the right time now lawmakers from those people, so peep someone who's saying the words and his heart is reflecting over the words. Then he said there is a third level. Yeah, this villa here also means phonics read this. He said the third level is a person stands in Salah, and his

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heart yearns to speak to Allah. So his tongue mainly translates and articulates what his heart wants to say to Allah. So his heart speaks, and his tongue follows. And he said, this is the law of the prophets.

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Allah, Allah grant us a law like this. Imagine that you're standing there and you just want to speak to Allah. And so your tongue begins to move in order to say what your heart wants to say to Allah. Yeah, he said, this is the highest level. And this is this should be our target zone. It should be like a vision to at least pray once a lot in the day like this in Sharla. Okay, so the first words are a lot.

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Now, what is a lot like what what's the usual translation of

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a translation like

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this?

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A lot is great. Any other translations?

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A lot is glides the greatest. Yes, this is usually how people translate it, isn't it? However, this is technically not correct. Yeah. Now before you throw a duty me

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allies the greatest no doubt. But does the word Allahu Akbar mean Allah is the Greatest? No, it doesn't allow echo is a comparative, the translation would be a lot is great.dot.if. I said to you, what is your name for the redtop?

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That means, that means if I said that Hamid is faster

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What are you thinking?

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Right?

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Why because this is a comparative, the only way I'm going to understand that sentence is by compared to something else. So the word Allahu Akbar, mean Allah is greater than dot, dot dot, what completes the sentence is you when you say a lot is greater than my job, my family, my friends, my social media blowing up, Allah is greater than all of this. When you say that, that is the meaning of a lot.

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Yeah, that is the meaning of Allahu Akbar, Allah, you are greater than all of these things. Yeah, the last part that you are graded on all mammals early would say, once you say Allahu occur, don't let your heart belie that.

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By what? By still feeling in your heart that they are things more worthy of thinking about than Allah.

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Because if you said Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than your heart shouldn't be thinking about anything other than Allah Subhana Allah, this is difficult, is difficult, I say for myself is difficult. But for us, it should be a matter of

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awareness, concern, education, you know, what is this the level that I should be at? First, I shouldn't say you know what, this is the level of angels me I'm just gangster. So, what can I possibly do? This is a poem rather you should say, you know, this is the level and I would aspire to achieve that level. If you do allow it to help you. Yeah, law will help you. So this is a law.

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Then after you say Allahu Akbar, you say what is known as

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the opening supplication. Did you know that they are 10 different supplications that the person used to make 10

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Okay, and there is some of them which are more well known than others. One of the most well known is this one, so panic alarm or be handy. What about a cosmic joke?

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Now some people make a mistake in reciting this so I'm going to say it slowly and I want you to repeat it rt subhanak Allahumma, Hamdi

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whatever aka smoke

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What's

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here? Some people mistake they see what's

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wrong, it is what

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what are you know, how are you?

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Okay. Now, this

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was mentioned I had a youth by the law who turned on her. And she said that her mother in law Bob.

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So you know, she said that the purpose of the law while it was seldom used to make this to our in the beginning of his Salah, okay. And there is an aeration so so he Bahati that are I'm going to

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use to say this the world's leading the people out loud. He said out loud. Now, why do you think he said out loud? Are you supposed to say out loud?

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Why didn't hip hop sound?

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wisdom beyond? Yes.

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To teach the people very good. His intention was to teach the people this.

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Okay, now because of that even a marshmallow said that this is better than the other doors for three reasons. The first reason is because I shot the Allahu Donna would say that the person used to do this. And this shows that this was the habit of the processor. And habit of the president is more worthy of being followed than something he did in certain times. Number two, he said because our la pub use selected this one to teach the people but he could have selected other ones. So he knew that this one is superior than the other ones. And the third reason is really amazing.

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Even time management I said because in this day, the slave asks for nothing for himself. All he does is praise Allah. That's all he does. For example, another da you may know this one and say Bukhari Allah. They're mainly what they know Dana Haha, come back, Beynon. symmetrically, well, Margaret,

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the translation is Oh Allah, distance me from my mistakes like you have distance the east and the west. What a beautiful thing to say. Here. Now this though it is beautiful, and though it is recommended to say sometimes, it is not as beautiful as saying supersonic Allahumma hamitic What about this look what?

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It is not one, because in that while you asked for something for yourself, but in this duel, you asked nothing for yourself. All you did was praise Allah. Okay. So these are three reasons why this law is more superior. Now what does it mean?

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So bionic. Allahumma. The word Allahumma. means here Allah,

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O Allah. And you say so panic. So panic is to declare that Allah is flawless. That's what it means to declare a law you are flawless. Now you see my brothers and sisters. A lot of people say some very nasty things about Allah. Is that not true?

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Recently in the news, I was reading about this Sorry, excuse of a human being Stephen Fry. And his comments when asked about God,

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karma, you know what he said? He said, that when I get to the gates of heaven,

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already is becoming a joke, isn't it? When I get to the gates of heaven, I will say to God, why is there such thing as bone cancer in children?

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I will ask God, that this How dare you create poverty and illness in the world when people can do nothing about it?

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These words are obnoxious words, aggressive behavior towards Allah when you say subhanak what you are saying Allah,

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what they said couldn't be further from the truth. You are flawless. What people say bad about you. You have nothing to do with that whatsoever you are, you transcend that you couldn't be further away from the obnoxious things people say and do about us. panatela another meaning is that you have nothing to do with my own mistakes. We we make mistakes in our life, things that earn the angle and loss of power that May Allah forgive us. When we say so. It includes a lot having nothing to do with our mistakes. Like the Prophet Yunus. He made a mistake. He made a DA what is a dog that he made?

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In the ant subhanak Yeah, there is no data where the worship but you subhanak you are flawless. Why do you say you

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Notice, the scholar said in order to say the blame lies squarely with me, not with you. So comma. And that is the exact opposite of a thought. Isn't it? A shaitan. When he made an excuse, he said that when he said that you you misguided Lee's Hama shaitaan blamed Allah. Okay. So it is what it means Allah is flawless. Subhana Allah humma will be hemmed in the word be handig means two things either it means you are flawless, in a way that befits your praise, you can praise a child and you can praise an adult you wouldn't praise an adult like the way you praise a child, would you? You think you're being sarcastic? Isn't it? The way you praise Allah is not like the way you praise

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someone from the creation. So he says panic alone, but it means you are deserving of being praised, sorry, glorified in a manner that benefits your praise. The second interpretation of the handig is that you are glorified. Because you are praiseworthy, because you are deserved or praise, it means I should glorify you. So panicle Allahumma will be Hambrick, then the next words are what?

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What are our customers and bless it is your name. The Baraka means something that is full of goodness and blessing, the name of Allah, all of the names of Allah are full of blessings and goodness and you are saying Allah, your name, is just full of goodness

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to Allah. And then what to do?

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What Allah means something is to become high, is the fact to raise something of high, one should be made high judge, your judge, the word judge can mean either the greatness of something or it can mean the ability of some thing not to need anything else. Like the jinn. They said about Allah. We're in one know who, to Allah Dora Bina, that Allah He, His Majesty is exalted. Here, the majesty of our master is exalted. So the word judge means that your majesty should be raised up, notice how you haven't asked Allah for anything.

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Up to this point, you haven't asked Allah for nothing. All you've done is you've praised and you glorified a lot. The second meeting of Jed is that the Xena, Allah, you don't need anyone.

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You don't need anything. And that's beautiful, because you're just about to offer a salah and you are saying Allah, you don't need my Salah.

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You don't need my thanks, you don't need my praise. You are the one who doesn't need anyone else and everyone needs us. Yeah, you are the one who everyone needs. What Allah, Allah, Allah.

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And there is no deity worthy of worship except you. This is how the dar ends. And what is beautiful is that you're about to demonstrate that Allah is worthy of worship. By doing the slide itself. You're just about to show Allah I believe that you are the only one worthy of worship. And I'm going to show you by praying this song.

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So this is the meaning of this of this dark satanic llama Hambrick What about the smoke without a duck whether you know her or not?

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Okay. Now, what comes next? What do you say next after saying this?

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Yes.

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You say something called is the other which which is our will to be learned human shape ontology.

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arrows, we learn human shape on the regime. What does that mean?

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You are asking a lot to give you safety and protection from shavon, who is described as a regime. The word regime has two meanings. The first meaning is the one who tries to throw and hurl things that are the

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shape on he tries to throw whispers into your heart. He tries to confuse you, you know, the person who's bringing us a lot. And he's, he's in that moment in a salon when he's trying to work out was that three or was that for work out? Did not pray through your developer for many times that happens because of shape on Yeah, and the process and said, if that happens to you, what should you do? You should discard what you doubt and follow what you are certain of. What does that mean? You got up and your stand you're like, is this number three or is this number two, which one is Carmona

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What should you do?

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say forget number three, because that's when I doubt. What I'm sure is if I prayed to, then you would continue praying as if you have just prayed to. So our regime can be the one who throws things and costings.

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The second meaning apology is the one who is thrown upon, meaning the one who has things thrown on him cast on him. And this means that shaytan is the one who has the curse of God, thrown upon him. Also the curse of the ages and creation. Yeah, he's a curse, that is why the translation occurs is given. Now it is very important to appreciate why we are saying this at this time.

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You see, my brothers and sisters, pay attention to what Allah said about shaitan Allah said in the shape Anna, can and insomnia do Medina, another verse in the shape, honor in the comb, Abu mubin set the hero who ardua that the shaitaan he is a swan open enemy, so take him as your enemy. You know, shaitan he works 24 hours a day to try and misguide you.

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Even in your sleep, even in your sleep, the person said in a healthier society Buhari or Roja, tomiyama was shown more ministry upon he said that the good dream, it is from Allah. And the nightmare for the bad dream is from him.

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shape and imagine you're fast asleep, and he's still working. He's still working. Now think about this. If he's attacking you while you're sleeping. Imagine the nitrus mode he goes into when he sees you standing in front of Allah about to speak to Allah. Can you imagine? Yes, Mr. Jose Lee said that when she upon sees a man standing to pray, he remembers the moment in his life where he was asked to bow down to Allah. And he says, This one here is doing the thing that I refused. And I became curse, because, but he's doing it. And I didn't do it, I had the chance when I had the chance. And I didn't do it. And this one, he has a chance and he's doing it. And so he starts to bite his fingers, he

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starts to bite his fingers, and to become miserable over that site. And so shavon comes to a person in his salon, and he will try his utmost to try and disturb you. Okay, he does this in many different ways. All the ways he does this is to remind you about something that's really important. I mean, it wasn't important to me, it just becomes super important right now. It's like, if I don't do this thing, then products gonna end I need to do anything. So either you cut short, the salon, or the rest of the salon is just spent thinking about one thing. Oh, I'm so busy today, man, Cisco exams, I've got my coursework, I'll go go get back to work for nothing else. We didn't get the

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meeting as well. And now you during your schedule in the salon, you're doing your schedule in the salon. Okay. Another way shippon can trick you Is he can make you think about doing another good deed, which isn't as important as this could did. For example, you know what, I couldn't give that Chicago payments. You know what, as soon as I finish the law on him was about In fact, I think I'll just speed up the slide little bit

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afterwards. Okay. Now after the slide is finished, you don't do anything.

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Tom, he's, as one person said he has a PhD in misguiding people, the PhD, okay. And if there was something on top of PhD, you would have that as well.

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So,

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there was a story about this man. You prayed people you heard this one. He is praying in congregation, okay. And the man makes a mistake.

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Also, the people think that he makes a mistake. However, the mom is certain he didn't make a mistake. He finished the Salah in three instead of four.

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And when he does that the stream snowballing was slowly gotten law.

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asynchronous. I didn't make a mistake. He looks behind it. No one says a word overruns in two months, except for one man. He was like you made a mistake, sir.

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He said excuse me. He said you made a mistake. He said how can you be so certain? He said Well, let me let me talk you through this. I for businesses,

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I think about each business. I'll do the accounts.

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And I only got through three businesses.

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Okay, a lot of it was a true story.

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But these things happen. Okay, and all the love of while at the same time. It's very sad. It's very sad that a person's Salah he's rope with a line is being cut by shape on these ways. So when you say do we learn him in the shape on the regime

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It is very powerful. Because you are seeing a law for a place of safety from this person who is going to try and destroy that salon. It will come after the law he said, Imagine you are you face a crazy dog. Okay, as you walk in the street, there's a dog and its owner at the dogs looking crazy. Okay? You're walking past a dog you're like, you know what? keep a straight face. Nothing's gonna happen to get closer to the dog looking at your

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dog look sighs and do something to me. saucy, make some noise is very fidgety, he's talking skin. Okay, then you're thinking What should I do?

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A part of you thinks run

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another part you think run up the tree.

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But then there's a third option. The third option is what? Tell the owner to control the dog.

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Okay, so I will tell you, I said, Look he upon he's off the people and the people are running away from him. Instead of asking the one who has control over him, to keep him away from you?

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Don't you think if you asked Allah Allah save me from shaytaan that Allah would destroy his plot against you? Of course. So when you say oh do Billahi min ash shaytaan or Deen mean it? Say it with your heart? As if you're asking Allah Allah I need your help.

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It will came also said that when you say are we learning membership on a team, what is going to follow now? What is inevitable?

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What are the next words going to be

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followed by Al Fatiha Koran? He said the other is like an announcement. The Koran is about to start. Yeah, Quran is about to enter. So be aware and take your precaution against your pond. There is nothing better for shavon than to try to distance you from the words of Allah subhanaw taala That is why as soon as you say is the other, the next thing is to start reciting the Quran. Okay, finally, inshallah, because I want to give you three practical tips like I did last time, the best. Okay, the next words are Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. In Arabic, there's a shorthand to say this, and it's called the customer. The customer is the Arab way of shortening this statement. Bismillah R Rahman

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Rahim. Does anyone know how to shorten the statement learn how Allah wala quwata illa Billah?

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Anyone know?

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This was?

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Yes, help Allah. The word help Allah? Is the shortened version of La La La quwata illa Billah? What is the best one? What does it mean?

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There's so much to say but I'm just gonna say one or two things, it is an incomplete sentence. Now I want you to think about this. The two ways of translating Bismillah Okay, the first way is In the name of Allah. And what that means is I need I seek help through the name Allah. Okay. And that's very beautiful because the scholar said the name of Allah, it encompasses the meaning of the entire spectrum of the names of Allah subhanaw taala. Every name you can think of Allah, its meaning is embedded within this one name, Allah. So when you ask Allah for help, you are calling upon Allah through the name that touches upon the meaning of every other name, he has some karma. So you're

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saying align eg for this law to be a true Salah. I'm going to need your help. I can't do it without you Bismillah

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The second way of translating is

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because you are allowed dot dot dot, because you are la dot dot dots. Okay, now think about this. The first translation is what?

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In the name of Allah? The second translation is

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because you are allowed, okay? Now, if any one of them a complete sentence, could you put a full stop at the end of any of those? You can't? Can you? Now what does that mean? Is that bad Arabic? No, it is not. Rather, this is eloquence, because the incomplete sentence is going to be completed by you.

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And the way that would happen is when you say In the name of Allah, I'm about to start the Salah, full stop. In the name of Allah. I'm about to enter into a state of who sure In the name of Allah Bismillah when you eat I'm about to eat this biryani for example. Someone has very

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Mr. Levine's, I'm about to eat this Biryani. But the meaning is I am doing it with your help and assistance. Now if you think about it's quite amazing because the Bismillah is one of the most common things a Muslim says to a lot. Yeah is supposed to say before you start anything good. So if you're supposed to say before you start anything good What that means is you need Allah to do everything in your life. You can't do anything in your life unless you have the help of Allah subhanaw taala.

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The second meaning is because you are Allah Dotto. The complete sentence would therefore be because you are law. I'm going to pray to you. I am going to start reciting for you. Okay. These are the two meanings of the Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Two of the most common names of Allah in the Quran, a Rahman r Rahim. What is the difference between the two? First of all, they both come from the same roots of Rahim, which means the womb of the mother. See the Arabs tie the idea of love and mercy to the womb of the mother. Because when a child is inside the womb of the mother, they are enveloped in the love and the mercy of Allah. I'm sorry of the mother. Okay. And there's a Hadith of the process.

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Adam in Sunitha Timothy, he said that the regime the word for womb, is taken from the name or

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the name of the womb is taken from the name of Allah Rahman. Because it it illustrates the idea of love.

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So Allah is R Rahman r Rahim Raheem, the meaning is the one who loves and cares and is compassionate, more than you could ever imagine. The difference between the two is that one some scholar said a rock man refers to his love care and mercy in this life, and this life alone, or Raheem of poverty said refers to Allah as love and mercy in this life and a continuation in the hereafter.

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And the only people who will be recipient of that regime are who the believers male lawmakers want them to know lawmakers from them. Okay, so this is Bismillah R Rahman Rahim.

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Now, I just want to wrap this up by going through very quickly, you stand in the Salah. Okay, and the first thing you say is a lot.

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So the first thing you said, Now is a lot, you are my priority. Nothing else is more important than you are a lot a lot.

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And then you praise a lot. Knowing that Allah loves to hear those words. Allah loves to be praised. And then you say, Okay, now I'm going to start the Salah. But you know what? There is that beef?

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Is that Richard person, a sheep on? What am I gonna do bash on? Ruby? Learn him in a shape on Rajim Allah give me safety from shape one.

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Then you're about to start to embark on the salon. You're going to need the help of who? Allah. So you say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. See how beautiful it works together. It is beautiful light. We are not surprised that give us for sure. And our Salah. Okay, so to just finish off with three practical steps. The first practical step is

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fix and a personal iqama time for yourself fix your personal karma. What does this mean? It means that, you know, when you come to the mercy, then you're going to pray. There is a particular time that karma is going to go into okay. And that time is not going to be for anyone. Even the mom sometimes

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which is not good, but it happens if the time comes. And even if the mom is not there, somebody will get up and start to eat. Okay, but they should wait. They should wait. Okay, sometimes this traffic.

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Okay, so this is a fixed time. Okay, now, what was the best time that should be? For you? It was not praying in the machine. When should that be?

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Should it be in the beginning? Should it be in the middle? Or should it be in the end?

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For most of us, it should be as early as possible. So if the board comes in at one o'clock, for example, your your karma time should be 130. And in your mind, you said that's the time I'm going to pray, whether I'm at work when I'm shopping, whether I'm at home, and I'm going to make arrangements at work or at home.

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In order that I pray the slide 130 Now, I want to share with you something that happens to a lot of people, okay, without an automaton you know what happens to you happens.

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One o'clock comes in, you say to yourself, you know, it's time.

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I've got time for hours. Okay, so let me do some of the things I need to do.

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lunchtime can't be hungry and brings along

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He first, then I can concentrate his feet. Then he gets into a conversation. Something about takes a long time. Then he's thinking, oh, there's only one hour left for Solana. Okay. And then what happens is, all of those important things I supposed to do is start to eat away at him. He's like, let me just get those one or two things done. And then I'll pray muscle. And then this is what happens.

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It starts to creep up to the time where the slaw is going to end. And a person starts to become worried and concerned. At this point, the salaah has become a burden.

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The salaah has become a sofala a nuisance, because I know if I don't pray now, man, I could be in serious trouble.

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And Subhana Allah is gone from being a thing, which is a gift offer to Allah to a burden that you want to get rid of. How did this happen? Because you did not fix a time to pray. soprano law and this is one of the ways shippon works. His wish was delay you pray later, pray later. Pray later until it comes to that time where you're thinking you know what, I need to pray now man, I just need to stop law, get rid of the law. Isn't that what happens? So the first tip is have any karma time. fix that. The second tip is mainly for parents and in particular sisters. Okay. And the tip is occupy your children. What does that mean? You see, when the when the mother for example, she stands

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up to print a salon.

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Then what happens is the kids go crazy. And for some reason they go crazier than normal. And they start to pull out mums. In BB they start to cry and someone says I need to go to the toilet. I'm hungry milk time, all the rest of it. And it happens and this becomes a disaster for the mother because she has to either speed up the slot or at worse break the slot. However, what you could have done and this is a tip is you give your children something to do whilst you are praying your salon. Very simple. Okay, it could be watching a cartoon or it could be playing a game or anything. And you sit them down you say mom is going to pray her salon. Mom is going to speak to Allah. Mum doesn't

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want to be disturbed. Please get on with this until I finished in sha Allah this will be a big help. The third thing, dress to impress. dress to impress. Allah says in the Quran. Yeah, very Adam, hoodoo Xena Taku man, the coolie mystic. Allah says, children of Adam take your beautification in every spot of Salah.

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Now originally that meant that the ancient Quraysh they used to go around the Kaaba, believe it or not naked stuff a lot naked imagine when you go to the cabin now 1400 and something years ago people used to go around it naked. Allah said This is unacceptable you need to put on clothes. However, the scholars have the seed they said the meaning can encompass the idea of wearing nice clothes while spraying the salon. In fact give Nick a thief said it is mazahub recommended for a person to wear nice clothes when he praises a lot. It will pay you said the processor them. He used to have a special set of clouds when he used to pray his Juma and his Acela and he would never pray them in

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any other time. Can you imagine? Today people have you know that that boss suit or that boss t shirt, or those Crips or whatever it is, in order for that one occasion? Okay, for that party or for this or whatever the case may be. They have that one set of clothes, okay? And when they put those garments on, they become the boss man.

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They look like the boss man. And they feel like the boss man. So not. This is psychology if you if you dress up, you feel like like this a million dollars. Okay, you feel like you know what? I feel good. Think about that in work. They have uniform. What did they have uniform? Except for you work for Google apparently or Apple. They have no uniform. One have uniform because they know if you come to work with your top, a button done up with a tie on then you will behave professionally. Okay, you know, I remember when I was at work in the pharmacy

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I noticed that the days that I would wear, you know, a smart shirt with a tie, and do my top button up is the day that people would talk to me with a bit more respect.

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And the days I would come in a bit more casual, is the days people would be a bit more casual, reserved. Okay, this is psychology, you're the same person, but you just dress differently. We are taught by Allah that when it comes to the Salah, put on your good clothes, even for fudger I guarantee if you do this, you will feel like you want to pray more, you will feel better in your salon. And more importantly, allow us see that my slave woke up four o'clock in the morning. You know, rob the sleep out of his eyes, didn't wear any sunglasses.

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And he took off his gymnasiums and put on a nice oh,

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or another nice top. And he stood in front of me to pray the Salah. Imagine how Allah looks at that person here. So these are some of the tips to recap. The first one was what it was set your karma time. The second one was occupy your kids, and as long as no civil rights movement, occupy your kids. And the third one is dress to impress smell lots of powder. Give us kosher announcer Okay, we have a few minutes left. If anyone has any questions they would like to ask the other backfist and our company Shut up.

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Mashallah, very good to see.

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The brothers prayed behind me, man. Yes. And

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I think we probably just be a

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village and probably been broken. Sometimes not here. But you know, in terms of how do you ensure that you calculate everything that you've learned? While you're behind the moment a maybe a different speak to you and how do you do? Okay, so the last question about praying congregation obviously, according to some scholars, you're not supposed to recite anything. Here, you're not supposed to recite anything, according to some of the Hanafi scholars a person is if he's praying behind the Imam, he's not supposed to recite anything. However, the majority of scholars are not of this view, they have the view, either that if the Salah is a silent one, than the person should be

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reciting himself, okay, in which case, you can, you can reflect over the words just like you were when you were praying by yourself. Other scholars said that if it is allowed Salah, then all you recite is that which is recited silently by the Imam. Okay, this is one thing. The second thing is that praying the earliest time and its impact on your show is the same as praying in the front row.

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It works the same way. And I want you to think about this. Okay, spraying the front row. First of all, you are right there next month.

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Okay, so you're closer than anybody else that makes you feel special. But what is more impactful is the length you had to go through to get to the front.

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For example, you had to leave your house earlier, you had to leave your house earlier, you had to therefore do so many things earlier as well. You have to do things about your schedule. And when you come, maybe you will spend more time in the masjid waiting for the Salah. Whereas somebody who's just comes in enters into the slot, see all of these things, they will increase the person's for sure. Okay, so this is nothing in conservation, one of the easy ways of getting kosher, is to try to come and stand in the first stuff. However, this doesn't usually happen in this in whites in this country. Don't be forceful. Don't be forceful to get into the first soft reverence in Egypt. But in

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the article in the machine, there were 1000 people to get into carbon that was 1000 people. And the first stuff, there was a permanent,

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permanent, like, a person wouldn't leave unless they left the things there and got two bodyguards. Here, the people next to them that make sure you don't let my space be taken by somebody else, which sometimes it is not right to do that. Anyhow, I remember soprano one night, this was the camel lane.

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There was his brother doing ethica

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he was a student of knowledge as well. And then another brother came into the machine. He wasn't looking at the car, and he forced his way. near the front, he couldn't get to the front front row. But in front of me is about three or four days off. He tried to force his way as far in as possible. And he was completely full

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to the point that this brother, the student of knowledge, became squashed. So what did he have to do? He gave up his space and he had to find another space. But where is the next possible space? Who will

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way in the courtyard as mustard outside okay and this is using etica obviously he is allowed to because of need but going in the first half Yanni don't go to the extremes here try your best inshallah, if you take the time to you will become in the first soften shot. Okay. Another question

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you mentioned one of the benefits

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Yes.

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Is it recommended to if you feel that you can force yourself to cry,

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force yourself to cry like actors.

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They said that Mr. Musharraf irrational, I have to check this but this is why

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I said that the person should cry out to the over loss of Hanover and if he cannot cry, he should cry over the fact that he can't cry.

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He should cry over the fact that he is unable to cry.

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Knowing that a lie so great, I mean, so insignificant. Yeah, person should should definitely attempt to do this. And I think it will come naturally, what's the heart is become empty of worldly concerns. And you realize that you are standing in front of Allah and you are speaking to Allah and Allah is listening to you and you are praising Allah. Allah is is pleased with what you are saying. And Allah is waiting for you to ask him a person just begin to reflect over these and inshallah the hearts will become tense tendon tears will come. Will a spotter help us all? Okay, a few last questions, because we have like five minutes until

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some of you have Yes.

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Yep.

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Here this is why I said I mean, to be honest, there's not much of an explanation except to say that the first words when you start the slot is that that can be a lot. And to vocalize your intention by saying all these phrases is is a bit okay. even say martial law said it is a bit odd. He said that a person who thinks they should say it, he has a deficiency in his religion and his intellect.

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Okay, so inshallah I think it's clear, yes. Last question.

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I'll come to you often.

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When you're praying and you get distracted, yes. And reminders everywhere. You said,

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Yes. Now, is that the shutdown? Or is that just us humans and human nature. It's not just during the mouse, we could be studying in lecture, you could be meeting up doing whatever you got there. That's right. Your mind wanders or you could even be doing something bad, but in your mind,

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do something else. And also researchers have limited attention span. Yes. Yep. So is that the

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US limitations as human beings? Yep. Okay, it's good question. So the brother said, Look, is it always the case that when you become distracted and slot a ship on they're trying to you know, swindle you out of a slot experience? Well, I didn't say it's always the case. I said cheban would definitely try to take advantage of the situation and become between you and Allah subhanaw taala however, it could be your own shortcomings person is tired, okay, person has just become distracted by something else. Whatever the case may be, your response is the same. Which is what to try and resist the desire to be distracted and rein in the desire to focus on the salon. It is what they

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call Machado. Okay, it's the idea of struggling to try and focus so there is a focus there is a struggle in focusing and whether the focus is lost because of shutdown or because of your own shortcoming. The action towards is the same Yes, it could be it could be nothing could be your kids for example, coming up to you and you know, saying daddy with my sweet we're not saying your kid is a shaman at that moment.

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We are saying that your response is the same which is which is to try and focus okay and to struggle with each other. Okay, last question. Finish No.

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Okay, yes, sir. Uncle they said we have to finish inshallah, but you can come to me personally and asked me to just I don't want to keep it open. Okay, how does the last cinema marathwada instruction has been? What is our from a hidden bar grafico