Channel: Bilal Assad
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Hands up if during sunset you feel a little bit down in your mood. Some of you Yeah. And then at Fisher, how do you feel? Laurie, you're all working hard, you know, in the daytime people don't have you know, they're working, they're energetic, they're moving, they're coming, they're going
all sort of time you're it's time for relaxation, get up and worship Allah subhanaw taala when your mood has changed at sunset, get up and pray to Allah subhanaw taala or shirt pray to every one of them has a different effect on your senses in a different way.
So remind you in a different these different states and prepares you and programs you
what is the purpose of the silent and loud re citations only Allah subhanaw taala really knows the wisdom behind it. But here it goes. At first you're you're tired, you've just woken up, read loud, in order for people to stay awake, for you to stay awake for people to be more conscious and aware. So that you because you know when people wake up, you take at least you know what your take about 25 to half an hour until you're fully aware in your mind starts racing really well. That's why they say exercise for a little bit. Do your bed for example, quickly get active get out.
Lower, we don't need to say it loud. It's in the middle of the day people are working people are moving. You say it suddenly everybody to themselves. It is a time where you can reflect by yourself. Maybe you don't have time to listen to the Imam reciting out loud and taking his time you know taking long also does the same thing. madlib everybody's relaxed, your work is over, you've got time. And then the loud one comes again to remind you of what you left off. Fisher and I share you prolong it a little bit. People are also starting to get sleepy maybe they're starting to wind down the the louder the voice is loud. People now are conscious again and aware. But then you add another
two that are silent in the OSHA, the first reality how to we're only too loud ones because you need to get on with your day. But with the Russia you get a double dose. Anyway, each one of them has its effect. Allah Subhana Allah knows how the human is and the nature of the human. And so a Quran is also a
a treatment of our psychology, our emotions and our moods in a way that is beyond our understanding. My brothers and sisters let's now get to the most beautiful part that I love. And that is what are the meanings of the different actions and the different things that you say in your Salat? What do they mean?
The messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this hadith Sahih Muslim Mammon Emery in Muslim in the Hebrew who Salah tune MK tuba tune for your sin Oh, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, Kuba, il Canada forgotten. Lima Coppola. Amina zunow, Bhima alum, Taka Vera Prophet sallallahu sallam said, there isn't a single Muslim person that when the time of solid comes, he or she goes and makes good will do. Theirs will do and there's good or evil?
Which one do you make?
The good one or the normal one. There's a good model. And there's a normal model that says makes good well, meaning you make it will do properly. You don't skip corners, you don't rush it and miss half the arm and so on.
So your center will do you make good Whoo. Unless you already had to do from before Wahoo shoe
and you pray a good prayer. You smack us good solid, a solid, where you are focused
on Roku. And all of its bowing and prostrating you do well. You give the solid its rights. You don't rush it. You don't cut corners. You don't bow quickly and get up and before you're even up, you're back down. That's not a solid. You give each movement its right. And you focus with it. You know, brothers sisters, you want to make a little note about that. Some people it's strange. We'll see. Sometimes we rush out solid. Why? Because we think we're running out of time for something. But you know what, if you think about it, if you think about it, the difference between a rushed Salette that is probably invalid and a good solid minimum good solid Wallahi if you count all the extra
members you only add all you got to do is add you know what? Add 10 seconds, you add five seconds to each movement you make Subhanallah below them Subhanallah below them Spanner below it.
That's good five seconds, six seconds at five seconds to what you normally do. The difference of the whole solid by the end Wallahi is no more than a minute.
Basically, you're only it's really a one minute difference or less of making a good solid minimum or a rush satisfied
Only invalid if you thought about it. The difference is one minute of your entire life Subhanallah
so add five seconds to each movement you got a solid that is extra good and insha Allah at least it's valid you've done the minimum so it was also a Salam says does a good solid does it good will do does good movement was also a Salam said except that
it is an XP Ira Allah forgives your minor sins that you have done since the last Salat you pray Lord then you pray us for all your minor sins between lava and Ossur are wiped away they're washed off them from ulcer to negative all the sins you've done the minus sins between them are washed off and so on. Can you imagine that anyone who makes salad five times a day but also SLM described it this way says if somebody had a river in front of their house now it doesn't make sense to us in the first world country we were spoiled we have pipes going through our houses we've got taps the hot water the cold water and Subhanallah we've got first of all problems Masha Allah that you know if a
little bit of it is cut off, we don't know how to live anymore, but in lots of the other worlds and imagine that you know right now you have a running water. And imagine this way that you're always bathing five times a day you're you're showering five times a day the prophesy centum said imagine you have a river in front of your house and he kept the washing yourself five times a day. What's the likelihood of this person having any dirt on them?
It's going to be very hard to see any dirt or anything on this person. So the Salat is like that you pray your pleasure. Then you pray over your minor sins are washed out, you pray your answer the minor sins are washed out you pray your Maghrib the minor sins are washed out you pray I share the minor sins are washed out then you pray your you go to sleep and then you pray your pleasure and your minor sins are washed out inshallah brothers and sisters Ross also As Salam said, so long as you do not do a major sin in between them. So there are minor sins and there are
major sins. We're not going to talk about that now but I just want to let you know there are major sins such as drinking alcohol theft, and so on. These are major sins. They need an A sincere repentance in another way the solid itself doesn't get rid of. It gets rid of the minor stuff. minor stuff, you looked at something haram you said something haram, you swore you lied one so you got angry at someone unfairly or something like that. Minor sins get washed away with the solat
next, Rasul SallAllahu sallam said miftah Salah toto
the key to Salat is your purification. So the will do or if you need to have a shower if you're in a state of Kojonup
what a hurry Mohammed Takbeer, forbidding like entering into it, and everything becoming forbidden of worldly things is when you say Allahu Akbar, what the Leeloo had the slim and getting out of solid is when you say Salam aleikum, everybody understands that till now. Very easy.
Then comes the other then what is the other one? Let's have a look at it. You begin with saying that even the call to prayer says, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
What does it mean? Allah is greater, Allah is greater. or Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest but it means both. Allah is greater. Allah is greater if you didn't catch it the first time I'll say it another two times. Allah is greater Allah is greater four times greater than what?
Greater than anything and everything that you are currently doing, thinking about are about to do and anything in this world, leave it and go because Allah is greater than at all.
If you didn't get it the first time Allah says I didn't repeat it another three times as four times in case you missed it. Then you say a shadow Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Everyone remember Ubaid witness that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah so go worship him now. Because you made that statement now fulfill your oath. In case you didn't hear the first time, say it the second time. A shadow anna Muhammadan rasul Allah.
Not only are you worshiping Allah, you also bed winters that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, He told you pray to Allah and to follow me in my salad. He taught you how to live your life. If you think he's your teacher, and you believed in him, Go and do your solid because he told you at his last breath before he died, a salatu salam never leave your Salat Al. So if you believe in the prophets, Allah salah, then you bet witness go and respond to your prophets command as well. In case you didn't hear the first time a second time. Then the mother says hi yah la sala. Hi yah means an invite. It's a gentle, honorable
We'll invite you only say hi here to somebody who you respect and love to come around. It's like an invitation to a very important event of your families. And you only want the people who you honor respect and trust to come there, because they'll bring you joy. It's as if Allah is saying to you, it brings me pleasure and joy that you come to pray to Me and you leave everything out. So Allah is pleased with you. Come, I invite you, Allah is calling you to what to select, to worship, to pray, to bow to be with you and Allah to speak to Allah. Allah is calling a come talk to me. Come if you didn't hear the first time, Allah will say, come talk to me. Come now is the time. Then Allah said
then, this is how you Island fella, not only come talk to Allah, guess what this calling that I'm inviting you to Allah is saying it is your success. This is where your success will come out from everything in your life and the hereafter, the success starts from there. It will select will help you in everything else. In case you didn't hear the first time, a second time come to the success where your problems insha Allah will be solved. And then Allah says, the more than Allah is greater, Allah is greater. Just in case you forgot your grant and got busy, Allah is still greater, by the way. So just reminding you La Ilaha illa Allah one more time, you do know that there is no God
worthy of worship, but Allah that's your last chance. Come. You come to make Salah do you make your will do then just in case because you know what? Let me tell you something. Why does Allah give us lots of these routines? Humans forget, we forget, in a span of two minutes, we forget. I'm a teacher. And right now even with social media and all that stuff, our children unfortunately, maybe that's just my observation. I'm not saying this is a study my observation is that the attention span has gone even lower. Maybe seven seconds, nine seconds, you got to change the activity, come back. So our attention span our we forget. So Allah then tells us make the karma. Just in case Allahu
Akbar Allahu Akbar about shorter now I'll turn to Allah Allah Allah Allah shadow anna Muhammad Rasul left just a little reminder, in a little appetizer, get ready. At that point, my dear brothers and sisters, when your karma is called a lot of people make this mistake. After the if karma is called, they engage in talking just a little bit. Last things to say. Allah is not telling you saying your last things to say was before it now. And gone. It comma means establishment, the prayer is established, which means you have entered into the readiness of solid no more talking, no more whispering, no more engaging in anything. Just in case you remembered your phone is on is not on
silent, put it on silent just in case. Why? Because now you have established your solid, in case you're about to eat something, put it back in your pocket. If you're chewing gum or something in case that is a lot is established that's in your in your line that your client is called don't do anything else.
Then you say, what do you do you stand? Anyone know why you stand? Why do you begin with standing in solid? Why not begin with sitting? Why not begin with lying down?
Why do you stand?
Standing, standing is a mental preparedness. You're prepared of readiness. You are ready, you're ready to do what standing means. Oh my Lord, You are saying, my body standing and my choice to stand right now as you have ordered me my Lord and facing your Qibla the Kaaba I am facing towards you, my lord, my standing means I am ready for you to commend me. I am at your service, My Lord, I am ready to do whatever you want me to do. I am ready to obey your commands. I am in an act of readiness. I am an act of doing. I am in an act of receiving from your commands and I am not going to be lazy. I am not going to disobey you. I'm going to keep going. In this world we stand in readiness to act.
Why? Because we want to pass for the hereafter getting ready for the day of judgment. On a day of judgment we also stand but the standing on the Day of Judgment has a different meaning to the standing and solid now you are standing in the Salah today
so that you can work and act and be ready to Allah so that when you stand on a day of judgment to be judged,
you will pass the judgment
that's what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Whoever stands to Allah in this life
will stand to Allah and in the hereafter while he receives Allah's mercy and he is successful and triumphant.
Then after use
and you lift your palms up like this. And you say, Allahu Akbar, well, we just said Allahu Akbar, again, who can tell me what it means?
Allah is greater. And that is my preferred meaning than Allah is the Greatest. Allah is greater.
Watch out, just in case between the karma. And when you did this, that 10 second gap your mind might have might have wandered off. Remember, Allah is greater than what your mind is thinking about Allah is greater than what you're thinking about what you're about to do, what plans you have, stop. Allah is greater than at all, face him.
And then you do this, you do this. The other man talked a lot about this, the opening of the palm and the raising and returning. They said, The best example I've seen from the scholars is that they said, like remember Norway and the hubby and others. They said this is a symbol of you to Allah telling him physically, I throw everything of the world behind my back. It's out of my hands. I throw everything worldly out of my hands behind my back, and I open my palms to show you Oh Allah.
I am not busy with anything else. My hands are empty only for you right now. absolute dedication, complete emptiness of worldly matters. And facing Allah nothing else. As if you're about to die and go to Allah. That's how the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, he used to turn to his people with to the people of praying in the masjid. And before he started as the Imam he used to say to them, sudden low solar thermal, what their make a solid.
As if you are farewelling farewelling the world farewelling your relatives farewelling your parents, your children farewelling your business farewelling the entire world and you're leaving it off. So you see flick the world behind you. Readiness and submission nothing busying you, I am ready oh Allah. Then you place your hands here. While you are still standing. You are standing to continue that statement. Your body your mind is making a statement. I am still ready my Lord, to act to obey. I am in readiness era. I am not ready now to sit down. I am ready to obey. I'm ready to act. And then you start reciting your recite al Fatiha the opening. The first thing that we open up with is
praising and thanking Allah and sending our gratitude to him.
Why don't you just working? Weren't you just eating before solid? Weren't you just enjoying your life? Weren't you breathing? Weren't you earning? Weren't you walking? Weren't you going and coming? Aren't you free?
Can't you see? Don't you hear all this blessing?
The first thing we have to say to Allah my Lord I thank you I'm grateful to you.
from Lahore till now here I am. You gave me it all. What else am I grateful to hear? Listen to this. The fact that you're standing you're calling yourself are avid.
Avid means slave servant. But here's the difference.
When Allah talks about us being slaves in this world, he calls us a bad what does he call us? Or a bad just gonna give you a bit of Arabic Arabic Listen, when he talks about the Day of Judgment, guess what he calls us?
know if you know some of the Quran that talks about the hereafter when Allah calls us slaves, he calls us our bead. And then when you enter paradise in sha Allah, Allah talks about the people of Paris again as a bad Why are you bad the IB then I bad. The word a bad means a slave who is willing,
a person who is willing by choice, to obey and to be a slave of Allah, you choose it. So you are called it bad. Allah calls you those who are willingly made the choice to freely obey me.
I'll be done the day of judgment you have no choice. You're being judged. You're like a slave. A slave means one who has no power, or choice or freedom. Then you gotta Janna guess what the freedom comes back you are still slaves of Allah still servants of Allah. But now you are free slaves. You get it.
So you are standing before Allah as a slave of Allah by choice. That's why you're standing you are saying Oh my Lord, I am a slave of yours by choice and here I am confirming that I have noticed. Now you might say a slave. Allah doesn't need a slave none and not like that. Of course Allah doesn't even need your worship. Your worship is for you.
If it is for you, Allah made it for you just like the food that nourishes your body, the Salah is for your soul. Allah gave that to you, it's actually a blessing. However, the fact that Allah gave you the free choice to worship him or not, is a blessing and an honor for you. Yes, we will be judged for our choices. Does anyone know what the word choice means? When you say I have a choice? What are you actually saying?
Not not a director, there's a there's a further meaning there's a full site meaning to it.
To pick your pick, you choose like I'll tell you, I'll just cut the conical drop. So when a person has a choice, it's as if you're saying, I accept the consequences of what I choose. You understand, when you say I have a choice, it means you're saying I accept the outcome, I accept the consequence of my choice. So your choice doesn't go without judgment. Whatever you do in life, if you have a choice, it means you've accepted the outcome. You've accepted the consequence, you understand? Or the reward. And so Allah gives you the reward or the consequence, because you chose brothers and sisters, then what happens? You've lifted your palms, there's no distraction. You say? Alhamdulillah
Hiro Bella. I mean, by the way, I'm trying not to go into too much detail because I don't want to make it too long for you. But you start actually by saying, oh the we learn him in a shape on the regime. I seek refuge in God from Satan, the outcast to Satan can be human and can be jinn, anyone who is evil that takes you off the right path is called a satan. It's not just that guy with the horns and tail. So
the regime, I don't want to be part of it. This may Allah here Rahmanir Rahim, in the name of Allah, God, the only god or man, the one whose mercy encompasses all
encompasses the good and the bad people are Rahim, the one whose mercy is ever so flowing, and he gives it to him, he wills
merrily, Kiyomi Dean, he is the master and owner of the Day of Judgment.
So you're saying, My Lord, my choices I've made I know you're gonna judge me? Get ready to what you're about to say.
A year ago now I would, oh, my lord, please. When you judge me, I want you to let you know and right now I'm confirming it is only you that I worship.
It means I rely on you to guide me and I will only follow your guidance. Do you understand what that means? Some people pray and solid. And so Allah I only follow your guidance, I wish if you and then when they go, they follow other ideologies, other movements, they support other false ideologies when Allah clearly told them not to. That's not I worship you anymore. Worship means to obey and submit and to follow Allah's guidance because you trust in His guidance. When a gun is dying, not only do I worship you and follow you, and it is you who I seek all the protection and you are the one who ultimately protects me, no one else can protect me without you. I rely on you and everything
in my life, meaning whatever comes in your way I will go to and I'll choose you it did not steal autonomous data now you have the right to ask him something after all this. Oh Allah guide us to the straight path. We're always lost. Isn't it right? You go to sleep, you're nice in there. And then in the morning, something happens to you in the evening someone whispers to you you read something on the internet you get dealt you go and watch something suddenly 30 years of belief now are crushed and then someone else you fall in love with someone he or she takes over your mind and so on and so forth. We humans we have we fluctuate. So we need Allah's guidance. Always dinner Serato Mr.
Teamster came in straight because we fluctuate. So every time I'll bring me back, bring me back. I'm always going lost my Lord. You know, I'm pathetic. I'm a human who keeps going lost I need Allah keep me straight. Every time I go, bring me back, do something in my life. That brings me back. I don't care what it is. But Allah keep me straight. That's what you're saying.
And then you say what kind of straight Siddhartha levena and Anta I lay him The path of those who you are pleased with and blessed. I don't want this path of any other path who they call straight your path. Later in Moldova, I lay him I don't want the path of those who earn your anger. I don't want to follow them, keep them away from me. Well of Berlin and I don't want the path of those who go astray they lose meaning they know the Quran. They know, Islam, for example, or like those who received the Bible they know. But over time, they no longer know the truth from the false in their religion they got lost. So don't make me one of those keep me straight and keep you knowledgeable
and aware. My brothers and sisters after you do the Fatiha, what do you do? You say?
Allah is greater again, just in case in that time you wander off just in case you're thinking about the milk after buy from Woolworths some just in case. You remember what your wife told you or what your husband said or what your mum and dad said or what home was
Get up just in case you wander off, just in case you thinking how nice the carpet is, or whatever. Allah is greater. Let me focus again. And now you go for another movement. What do you do?
You go down to bowing battle court. But of course, you place your palms on your knees, you try to make your back straight as possible. Your head doesn't go too high or too low. You look downwards, and your feet are facing the Qibla.
And you say Subhana, Rob, be allow them.
My Lord, the most tremendous, the Most Great, has no imperfections whatsoever. That's what Subhanallah Belaz remains. What is bowing?
Bowing My dear brothers and sisters,
but Akula means to show weakness by agreeing
to the demands, or following the orders of someone or something. Let me repeat. It is to show weakness by agreeing to the demands or following the orders of someone or something. I will bow down to no one but you it means Oh ALLAH.
Oh Allah. Check this out my mind.
Because what the humans always boast about how smart they are. You argue with them, they want to argue back. You go on the internet, someone says something, they get jealous. They want to flex their muscle brain muscles. And they want to show how intelligent smart they are. They probably do Google research, cut and paste. But at the end of the day, I want to show how smart I am. Humans are like that. So what you're doing here, you're bringing that so called intelligence of yours, you're bringing that mind of yours, which is truly honorable, Allah gave us a mind, which is the most honorable thing but what you're doing with it, you are humbling it down to who? To the one whose
can never be encompassed. Our knowledge is nothing. Our mind is nothing.
Everything we know is nothing
to Allah subhanho wa Taala
what do we do with that? We confirm it, we put it down.
So you're saying my mind and honor, my head is my honor is submitted to you in absolute humbleness and humility. My mind and knowledge is nothing compared to you, my neck, say put your neck as well. It says if you're putting your neck to someone to slaughter it. This is an act of humility and submission. Obviously Allah is not slaughtering it, he's guiding you. But you're saying my neck is submitted to you, my lord, the one who is my all and everything that without him, I am and have nothing. Think about it. The epitone of humbling your mind and intelligence, you put it down to Allah. And then you say Subhana Biella of him. Only the most perfect and most great deserves to be
shown weakness to agreeing to their demands and orders. Oh Allah, only you are the only one that I show weakness to agreeing to your demands and your orders. That's what bowing means. That's what you're saying to Allah.
For you say Sapan Sapan
means you have no imperfection.
While there are tremendous, great and magnificent creations in the universe.
Or the Milky Way's the galaxies, all these big objects, everything in the world in the universe. They all have imperfections. But ALLAH my lord has no imperfections. And so he is greater, more magnificent and tremendous than anything in the universe and beyond. That's what you're saying when you say Subhana Allah be a lot of him. The most tremendous and great, my Lord is greater than anything else in the universe, for everything has imperfections but you don't, my Lord, not one imperfection. Therefore, you deserve for my intelligence, my mind to bow to you and to humble it and put my neck on the line for you, Allah, I'm all yours, I am yours.
Nothing will I argue with you what my LORD for you know more than me, my head is down and I submit it completely.
After lowering your neck and your mind in humility and humbleness. It is as if Allah tells you check this out. My slave. I heard you. Now raise your head. Raise your head, my wheeling slave
And worshipper, for whoever humbles themselves for for me, I will raise their value and their rank and their honor. So stand up, raise your head. It's like the king telling you rise, means you are honored.
But also SallAllahu sallam said Mantova Allah, Allah, He Rafa. whoever humbles themselves for the sake of Allah, Allah will always lift you, among the people. And whoever is arrogant, Allah will make you fall.
So you've humbled yourself to Allah, then Allah says, Rise. So you rise back up. What does it mean?
You are saying, Oh Allah, I have been honored. And I am raising up to my Lord, but I am still in readiness for anything you want of me, my lord. So you're standing again. You realize that Allah has honored you. Then when you Allah has honored you. He tells you say Samia Allahu Lehmann Hamidah you say something Allah and I'm happy that would literally means Allah He is and listens to whoever thanks, shows gratitude to him and praises him. You want Allah to listen, start by saying, Oh Allah, my gratefulness is to you.
As if ALLAH is talking to you, and He's saying,
slave, my worship, show thanks and gratitude to Allah. And I will hear your pain. I will hear your yearnings. I will hear your wants, I will hear your needs. I will listen to your call. I will listen to your requests and so on. So say it, and then you say are our burner local hunt? Oh, our Lord to use all praise and gratitude. You see, there's a conversation happening.
Allah He is those who praised him and thank him. You say oh Allah to you is all my praise and thanks. Now you're ready.
Then you go into the most humblest and him most humbleness, the greatest humbleness, the greatest humility anyone can ever be in. After that conversation, that intimacy with Allah. You want to get close to Allah, Allah wants to get close to you. He says to you, put your head right on the floor. come really close to me. This is an emotional moment, my dear brothers and sisters, the most intimate position that you can have with anyone, you don't have it with your wife, you don't have it with your parents. You don't have it with your husband. You don't have it with your children. You don't even have it with yourself. But you can have it with Allah, what is it, you go down into
solitude, you bring your entire body this time, your mind, your body, your soul, your heart, your palms, your knees, your feet, your nose, your forehead, everything about you, you put it right on the floor, from where Allah created you.
For to Allah, you are not worthy than being more than what the earth is. You're no more than dirt compared to Allah and you make that statement. Oh my Lord, I am not worthy more than the dirt in front of you. Do you think Allah subhana doesn't honor that?
When you go into sujood the absolute humility to the point where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said a caribou Maria Kula Abdullah Ravi Wahoo says it. The closest most intimate position in all the world that a slave can be to his Lord is only when they are institute that is the closest you can ever if there is no other thing you do in the world that makes you more closer to Allah than the sushi with my brothers and sisters. He said, so ask Allah in your sujood for You are the closest to him in that time.
When you're there, what do you say? You say Subhana Allah BL Allah Now Iroko Behling it says part of building.
My Lord has no imperfection. He is the most tremendous and the greatest more than my mind. My mind has imperfections. My knowledge has imperfections and everything is imperfections. But when you're down there, it's intimacy. You say, my, my Lord, there is no imperfection in you. You are the Most High and I am the most low.
There's nothing more submissive than that.
And when Allah hears you saying you are the Most High, there is nothing higher than you and I myself and putting my own self down to the ground.
There is nothing more of a humbleness and worship intimacy and closest to Allah. Then what happens? Some people they cry when they're in their social, they shiver My dear brothers and sisters, then guess what? After you Say Subhan Allah bol Allah Subhana Allah Allah make dua ask Allah for things You are the closest to Allah. And when you're in that state, then you get up. You're supposed to stand
You're supposed to stand. But what do you do?
What do you do?
What do you do after the first surge though?
No one. What are you after the first surge that I'm asking?
You sit, but you're supposed to stand and when you're done, you're supposed to stand. But instead of standing you sit, you know what that means.
It's a symbol of what the sujood really meant. Because of that absolute intimacy you just had with Allah Sparta and the closest closeness you've ever had.
You were so weakened with love and emotions, that your body and your soul doesn't let you stand. So you can only sit
and because of that unbelievable love and emotion of sujood when you understand it,
you set up the fiddly my little please forgive me. And you go down to another social, you can't get up. It's a symbol of
I'm weakened My Lord, I'm, I'm just completely in awe. So I'm gonna go for another one. And it's also like, the beloved is calling you back. Stuff To Allah belongs the best of examples that I'm going to make it closer to your mind. You know, when you love someone so much and your passion and, and your love and your, your, your your absolute. Everything of yours, your heart is for them. Right? You see them for the first time, you're about to depart. What do you do? You turn around again, you want to hug them again, right? Imagine you're the party, your your your farewelling someone you love the most at the airport, you hug them the first time you're about to go, you're
crying, you know, you're not going to see them again. What do you do? As about as you're about to leave? You go for a second hug? Isn't that right? Then for a third hug? Is that correct?
Is that right?
So with Allah Samantha is no one beloved, more beloved, so you'd make us who would you feel it? Allah knows you've come close, he says to you, do it again. Do another search that come close to me and you say, oh my lord, I love to. I'm going for another another soldier. Let me talk to you one more time.
That's the meaning of sujood my brother and sisters, I can't even express Wallahi you make a second soldier just to just in case and then you get up for a second standing. You do the whole thing again. And then what do you do in the middle? You sit for a day yet a diet or you call it a shirt? At the yet you sit? Why do you sit I'm almost done. Yanni. What do you say?
Now the sitting has a different meaning.
Do you remember the Hadith I recited in the beginning of Jubilee Allah alayhi salam, coming to the prophets, Allah Salam in the shape of a man. And he placed who sat on his knees and he and he touched his knees to the prophets knees, and he placed his palms on his knees. What do you call that seeding? A student in front of his teacher or his master? It means now you're learning greeting talking as your brain. He asked him many questions and when he left, he said Do you know who this man was? They said the Rasul Allah and the Allah and His messenger. Now he said that was Gibreel the angel Gabriel attack on your limo como Mora Dini calm, he came to teach you the matters of your
religion. So they were really both teachers, but acting like a student. That's the way students used to slip before his master or his teacher. So we sit now with our palms on our knees and listen to what we say, at the here to learn he.
He has two meanings, greetings and salutations to Allah.
Another meaning for is all life and its beauty.
belongs to Allah is and is from Allah was Salah to and all gratitude and worship is only to Allah, what the Yerba to and all the blessings and the beauties and in some people they worship but they don't do their worship, right they pray the Salah, they rush it, it's not nice, we say the best of worship, the best of goodness, the best of everything belongs to Allah and His for Allah. And then you say, a Salam wa alayka Johan Nibi or a Salam or Allenby, now you send gratitude and salutations to who
was a prophet which Prophet Muhammad peace be upon. If you notice you don't say A salaam or Isla rasool Allah Rasool means the messenger. You say, the prophet Nabi and Rasul are two different meanings are sold by someone with a message and delivers it so it's theoretical. Nabil means role model and practice and Nabil is a role model and Nabil acts what he is preaching and delivering. So when you say Greetings and Salutations to the NABI it means you're saying, Oh Prophet, you are my role model and you are the one I emulate. You are my teacher and I am your student. And you're sitting like a student, the understand even though salsa salad has passed away, he is still our
teacher till today and our role model As salam Alaikum
Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh at the mercy of God and His blessings upon you, just out of love and respect for him. Then you say a Salam wa Elena. Now you turn to you
You and your community salutations to upon us, meaning me and my huge brotherhood and sisterhood of this Muslim Ummah. Allah wants you to know that while you're praying, you are not by yourself. You have the support and the unity with all this beautiful community that you are part of praise to Allah and Salutations to Allah, the Prophet, my teacher, and all this Ummah that is connected to me praying in the same way I'm part of it, we are like one body, I'm not alone. I'm someone, I exist, I belong, and I'm important. And I'm part of the best nation that Allah loves. The amount of Mohammed salah, Salah, a shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, I bear witness, there is no God worthy of
worship, but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, you're making a declaration again? Why do you lift your finger? Now, there's three ways some people lift their finger,
and then put it back down the Hanafi way. Some people keep the finger all the way some people slightly move their finger, which one is correct, all of them are valid, all of them are valid. But what does it mean?
This is a symbol
of a confirmation. You are saying? Only that
when it's like when you're buying something from someone, or they want to sell you something, right? And so you want this product, he says this product, then I offer you another one, buy a second one get 50% Off you go.
Just one confirmation in the salad. You're making confirmation, my Lord, it is only you. It is no one else. I only obey you before anyone and no one else comes before you. Just you.
And people who move it, it means you're saying it again and again. And again. Those who keep it you are confirming it all the way, so stubborn on that. And those are lifted, are also making the statement and that's why the prophets, Allah Salam said, See that little movement of your finger if you know what it means
it is worse to the shaytaan than hitting him with a sledgehammer. That's how hard it is on him. He hates it because he's trying to get you off the confirmation and you're raising your finger and making that confirmation. He hates it so bad.
Then you say a liberal Hemi Allahumma Salli ala Muhammad wa ala early Muhammad you make dua for the prophets, Allah Salam, and early Muhammad Ali has two meanings, his family but it also means all those who follow him the entire ummah.
And then you mentioned Ibrahim alayhis salam, just as you send praise and listen on to Ibrahim and his followers and his family why Mohammed says Emma, why Ibrahim? I'll tell you why. Ibrahim Ali Salam is the great great, great, great grandfather of Muhammad Salah Salem, he was the Sikh, the first he was the father of the prophets. Muhammad Ibrahim has Salam brought the huge message of Islam, like the other prophets, but on a more greater scale. And he is the the father of most of the prophets, most of the prophecies their father, most of the prophets that came after him all came from the children of Ibrahim Ali Salam is how can you smell you know, its children. So on Ibrahim
Ali salams message down the line got lost, got lost among the the people who call themselves Jews later on the children of Israel, and it got lost among those who call themselves Christian or Catholic or whatever, it got lost. And then Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam comes along and renews it. So you send prayers on Ibrahim Ali Salam and the prophets, Allah Salam, say as for Ibrahim, so for the Prophet, as for Ibrahim is family, so for the prophets family, as for Ibrahim and all his nation, also for more homicides on his nation than you would have covered all the nations of the world from the beginning of time till the end in sha Allah, my brothers and sisters, after you finish that, you
say a salam Wa alaykum.
You turn your head to the right. And as salam aleikum to the left, yeah, I know you can say Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah you can say like when somebody Cobra Laguna Gatto Inshallah, next class, we'll talk more about those voluntary acts today. We're just talking about the essentials. When you turn your head and you say, a salam Wa alaykum or a Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah.
You're sending greetings and salutations to who you're sending celebs to.
Okay, that's a good one. You're actually sending your salutations to a lot of people.
If you're praying in the masjid, or you're praying in a congregation with people beside you, you are saying salutations to your brothers, or for the sisters who are praying to their brothers or to their sisters on the right. And then you turn to the left and saying salutations to your brothers or your sisters on the left. At the same time, your salutation of saying Salutations to the angel on the right and to the left to the angel on the left, and you are
sending salutations to everyone else who deserves the salutations.
By doing that, it is the mark of your solid ending. You're out of it now.
See how it starts with Allah is greater, and ends with peace to me, to those around me, to everyone else, and even pace to the beings that we can't even see. Is there any more peace than the message of Islam my brothers and sisters, As salam o alaikum.
Peace without bounds. And that's how you end your salat because you are now at peace. And you want to share your peace with everyone else because you should be proud of yourself. It is truly the end of the Salat, where you are now at peace. If you die right there. And then where are you going? Straight to Jeanette Insha Allah, your sins are gone. You're washed. You've just had an amazing journey and encounter with your Lord alone. You've had a rest from all the worries and stresses of the world. That's what it's supposed to be. You've relaxed, you've calmed down. You've renewed yourself, you know why you're here again, you know where you're going? You reminded yourself. The
stresses have to go down now because the world doesn't mean much anymore. It's only a means not a goal. Wow. I'm safe. I'm at peace, and peace to everyone.
You see my brothers and sisters? This is just an atom's with a taste of what salad actually means. I thank you for listening. And insha Allah next week, we will continue our journey with the
details of your salad. What are the pillars of salad? What are the compulsory acts of salad? And what are the voluntary acts of salad and what takes you out of salad? So we'll go on that journey inshallah. Next week, thank you for listening or Salalah Juana Vina Muhammad while early you will still have it as your mind. Are there any questions or if anyone needs to leave? I know well, I'm very sorry. You've been sitting down for a while. I feel sorry for all your body parts.
Forgive me it's feasterville Insha Allah anyone have any questions before we leave inshallah? Yes, while Ecosa?
Yeah, good question. So Ken brothers asking in Sousou, Eldar is the most accepted, can we make dua in any language? This there is a difference of opinion among the scholars about this. It's a very, very long discussed.
Topic, can you make die in any language in your solid, some of the scholars said, and they're the minority, they went to the extreme of saying, and never you can only use the Arabic and the Quran and the Hadith.
Others they said, not in the compulsory Salat but only in the Sunnah and the voluntary Salat and then there is another group of scholars and they are also a large number who said that you can if you don't know any other language, and you want to ask Allah then say the pillars of solid all the things they have to say in Arabic is same normal and then when it comes to making dua if you don't know the dua of the prophets of Assam you don't know what in the proper language, then say it in your language. And this is the opinion I follow because Allah's parent data did not come to make the religion difficult on his account to make it easy. And he and he brought the deen to the entire
world the whole time I will doesn't speak Arabic And Allah knows that he is said in the Quranic credit you have different colors and different languages. So learn the compulsory parts of the salad in the way that Rosa said and told us in Arabic because their meanings
are deeper. And you need to have the proper meanings in solid once you said another language you lose its meanings when it comes to your DUA. I follow the opinion of if you don't know the Arabic language, you don't know the Quranic da you don't know the precise terms hadith of da se in your language insha Allah and Allah Subhana Allah knows best honestly there's no
text in the Quran or sunnah that forbids a person say outright that you can't say your DUA in another language anyway in solid it's more of a what we call HD had a educational guests conclusion deduction of the scholars any other question? Yes habibi.
No, no you don't do it in front of you once you go like this Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.
I know I know there's no one in front of you. There's only Allah in front of you.
Nana the Imam has to say to so the brothers young boys asking you know, say sorry, come to the right and the left or what about in front of you? There's no one in front of you. There's not meant to be in front of you the Imam. You don't have to say so lamps. The Imam is saying somewhere they come to you. So you know
When you do that, the Imam saying cycle to everyone behind him to and you're saying salaam aleikum to those next to you and the ones behind you too. And it keeps going. You get it and what else?
Yeah, so that's how it covers. You can also think about it like this. Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah as you move your some people they do that Salam aleikum wa taala. In the salam discos. So imagine smoke or light, it just goes like that to everybody.
else that's it, go home.
Tips for waking up forfeiture. All right? Well, first of all,
believe in your head, how important it is.
That it's a fourth, if you don't pray it, it's a major sin. It is a pillar of your religion, you will be questioned about it and accountable.
That's the first thing number two.
If you do a habit, if you do something,
psychologists say between 40 and 60 days,
it becomes a habit. And it's hard to stop it.
So if you wake up for Fudger, all you have to do is those first few times, and then your brain your body gets used to it's like a timer.
And then you find yourself waking up each time. So step number two, start the first few times and then you'll find yourself getting to a habit after about 4060 days, it's going to be very hard for you to leave it. So number one, you made the decision. Number two, do the actions a few times, and you have to bite the bullet, you have to struggle. Number three
is as soon as you're up. Sorry, number three, put your alarm clock, put your alarm clock on. Hi. Another tip is to put your alarm clock far away from your iPad or phone away from you first so that you have to go to it. At least going and walking towards it will wake you up a little bit. And if you close if you and you know, try to press snooze, if you're going to go back, but you're going to walk back to it inshallah. Another tip is to have somebody in your house if you live with someone else to help you as well. So you help them and they help you agree that they'll wake you up or you wake them up. Okay, the fourth, the fourth one is a little bit difficult not an age, you got to do
it with caution. Don't try this at home and less with absolute caution. And that is to ask someone to sprinkle water on your face. But you got to be careful with that. So if you're going to do that sprinkle water and run.
That's another method.
The thing is brothers sisters,
there is also another method on if your works with a lot of people it works with me sometimes. And that is to to mentally get myself ready to count up the five that I have to get up before before counting up to five minutes to everything I do 123 And I get up, you get into that habit, right? And then you don't procrastinate as with everything in your life. Number six.
We live in a time of social media, our phones and blah, blah, blah. People go to bed early, but they stay on their phones.
One hour, two hours 12 o'clock already some people 1am It's going to be harder for you to wake up. So you got to also plan try to go to sleep earlier. So as soon as you do I share an ideal time will be about 1010 30 If you can, or at least if you go to sleep 1111 30 even 12. Right? My advice to you is this
if you can
stay away from the screen, your phone screen or whatever for about two hours before you go to sleep. Okay, if you can't at least an hour if you can't get half an hour, but having it in your face guess what's going to happen to you. That light that goes into your brain there is a sensor inside your brain who has a name is a very small it looks like a peanut inside your your brain.
It times you that's the clock. That's why when you travel overseas, you get jetlag it's that tiny peanut thing in your brain not seeing your brains or peanuts and then there's a peanut in the brain. And that peanut in the brain times you. When you put light in your eyes. The peanut in the brain gets confused says what is it daytime or nighttime. And what happens to you is that you don't go into deep sleep you go into shallow sleep. And when you have shallow sleep you wake up very tired. It's not about how long you've slept. It's about how deep you've slept and how good you've slept. Put your curtains down. Switch off your phones in the light about an hour or so before. Try your
best read a book if you want
and make widow
and go to sleep in sha Allah Jota Allah and in sha Allah you'll find it easier to wake up with more energy in sha Allah.
If anyone has any
Then what other tips for me a long time ago, I remember when I was 1314. I used to cut my prayers now and then sort of miss few prayers. And I always felt the sin until one day I was 14. I remember in Lebanon I said to myself, shut up. Stop.
Stop being so stupid. I sit talking like that to myself. Today. You're going to start right now. I used to say to myself on Monday, and it's Friday, right? So Monday, Monday, fresh start. Monday comes I do it. I miss another pre stuffed up the week. I'll do it next week first. So I'll give myself the next week comes I still break it. You know what Ramadan is coming Ramadan after forever. Ramadan finishes, I kept cutting him off. So open for that for love for about a year until the day I said to myself,
I really told myself off and said if you're going to start solid to do it right now, and I did it.
And I did the next one, the third one, the fourth one and never lifted since then. hamdulillah but the decision the willpower that you have is extraordinary. And once it becomes a habit becomes like your food and drink guys. It's very hard to leave it so fresh. It is the same. If you have your live with your parents get your mum and dad to wake you up smile. They're just amazing, aren't they? Mums and Dads Allah He wants. I was in the hospital.
And as back in my early days, younger days I was in the hospital. Wallah Hilah limb because my mother I still always wake me up and if it wasn't her it was my grandmother. My grandmother sometimes slipped over she used to poke me get up poke until I really felt it I'm in the hospital alone is no one around me oxygen biller I heard my mother's voice get up for further workup there's no one around me as if she was right next to me just telling you the mentality and how your body works. So once you get into that habit you can inshallah alright guys, these are just some tips in shallow data there's no such thing as make dot for me to wake up for Fajr make dot for me to pray.
How do I pray? You just do it. That you went like Naik. Just do it. We will believe in that. Just do it. Well just do it. That's it. Just do it. How do I do it? By doing it? How do you drink by drinking? How do you walk by getting up and walking? How do I go for fun by getting up for pleasure? But I feel tired and
don't worry. Five seconds 10 seconds later you'll get up princess
but the blank It's so warm. Knowledge doesn't matter. You're not gonna die. Get up you're gonna feel amazing. Don't be a princess. Get up insha Allah. You can you can if you say I cannot. It's true.
Because you made yourself not. So you can you will inshallah you're gonna wake up closer tonight to this morning and Sharla for those of you who don't say yes and you will Inshallah, before you go to sleep, make dua Sejad. assist me in waking up for pleasure and give me the energy and you will insha Allah. You will try it. Just try that small tip. Yara helped me in getting up for pleasure. And I will do my best. Go to sleep and Insha Allah, you're already 50% of the way there.
May Allah Subhana Allah bless you will grant you forgiveness in myself and have mercy upon us and make the salah beloved to our hearts Alameen wa sallahu wa Nabina Muhammad while early or Sami Ishmael Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.