Channel: Bilal Dannoun
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad. While early he was having he edge main praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek his hope. We ask Allah for his forgiveness and for his mercy. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our own selves and from the evils of our wrong actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray, whosoever is left to go astray, none other than Allah can guide them. I bear witness and I testify that there is no deity, no God, that is worthy of worship, but Allah, and I bear witness and I testify that Prophet Mohammed, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, and upon all of
the previous prophets and messengers, that he is the final messenger, the final prophet, the Seal of the Prophets and Messengers that was sent, that was commissioned by god that was commissioned by Allah to all of mankind, brothers and sisters in Islam, ladies and gentlemen. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Today inshallah Hosanna, we are talking about a very important topic, a topic that is, should be, indeed, should be, indeed to every Muslim male or female, the old and the young. And the topic is, do I do I, which means supplication, or invocation or beseeching Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. Now, in Islam do I calling upon Allah is deemed as an act of worship. So even though you're asking for yourself, or for your community, or for somebody else, that is actually deemed an act of worship, and the evidence for this, the Prophet peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, he said, I do i
do i is a bed and Eva that means worship. So a very clear cut Hadith about this that that we find in cinema Timothy, that do i is a beggar and Allah subhana wa Taala. He loves it when we asked him, because that actually shows the relationship between the the the the art and the maboob, the the slave, and the one that is that the one Allah subhanahu attallah, who deserves to be honest, so is encouraging Islam, to ask Allah subhana wa Taala with respect to all things, and that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, he becomes angry when we then ask him now we have a verse from the Quran, whereby Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we're going to come to Rooney as a black woman. So chapter 40, in the
sixth verse, Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And your Lord said, invoke me and I will respond to your invocation. So hamdu lillahi, Rabbil aalameen, there are many
dua that we find that have been articulated by the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him that are very comprehensive, that are very beneficial, there that are very therapeutic, at least for the soul, and for physical, for physical ailments. So and Hamdulillah, the concept of doula and calling upon Allah is not only limited to prayers, that is, words that we say within the prayer, but it's also something that we do outside of prayer that we do in many aspects of our lives. SubhanAllah we have a you know, even before entering the laboratory, even before relieving yourself you call upon Allah and you ask Allah to protect you from the evil that may be lurking in these dirty places, okay, in
the toilet. So a lot of them are in the overbeek me now hopefully will have is when you leave the toilet or flat before you have intimate relations, you know, you ask Allah to protect you know, you and your offspring from from the shape on from the devil we have when you come to when you ride your car to ask Allah you know, again, we're putting our trust in the creator and that's what Islam is about. Islam is about that we have a connection directly with the almighty directly with Allah We don't need a middle person. We don't worship Mohammed Salah while he was sending it. Okay, so we this is the beautiful thing about Islam and the concept of monotheism until heed that Allah alone
deserves to be worshipped. Yet at the same time, we acknowledge prophets, we acknowledge messages, okay? And we give them their status without overstepping, okay without overstepping the boundaries. So today in shallow tan, I'm going to share with you 14 I'm going to share with you 14 manners we'll be calling Islam dad
Dabba Doo I Addabbo, manners etiquettes related to do so how can we ensure that our doula is going to be accepted by the almighty? What are the things that we can do that will ensure loudhailer ensure that that our supplications are going to be answered by God that are going to be answered by Allah subhanho wa Taala now today inshallah tada before I do that, I just wanted to mention that mmm now we Rahim Allah who to Allah and his book criado sana hain. He has
a book that is keytab Buddha word, which is a book related to supplications but he has a few chapters specific to this area. Now, the first chapter he says Babel fugly dua, Ibiza, by the virtue of the excellence of supplicating in one's absence. You see, Islam is not about being self centered. Islam is not about being selfish. Islam is about loving for your brother, loving for your sister, what you love for yourself. And when we hear of somebody that is going through a difficult time, a challenging time, then we make dua for them. Okay, and so here we have a number of verses and a number of Hadith. Now, the first area that a man will know we included is the A whereby Allah
subhana wa Taala says when Latina woman body Hema Corona rapana Elena Wali one in Alinea, Saba Puna bill, amen. And those who came after them, they say Our Lord Rob banner, our Lord, okay, forgive us and our brethren who have preceded us in faith. So when we ask for forgiveness, we also ask that Allah forgives those others who, who preceded us. So again, that displays This, this, you know, this unity, this unity of Islam, unity of Muslims, and that's what it's about.
We have another verse here, Allah subhanho wa Taala, he says, was done fairly them because what it means in a minute, that an ask forgiveness for your sin, and also for the sin of believing men and believing women, so a very clear cut versus not just asking for Allah to forgive you, but to forgive others around you as well.
Now, I'm going to move on to it because this is a loaded topic. I know Subhanallah Islam is so beautiful that you can actually dwell on so many of these points in these verses in these signs in this hadith. But the next day that I want to touch on is the area that is found in sort of Ibrahim,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Rob berners. Lee Wiley Wiley they are what do you mean he Naomi Akuma, he said, Our Lord forgive me and my parents, and all the believers on the day when reckoning will be established. So the day that counts the most of the day of judgment, that's when we want to be forgiven and cleansed and purified of our sin. And we don't want to be standing before Allah with this, you know, load these loads of of sin because it's the sins that can end us into into destruction to the hellfire. So very clear cut versus about the importance of asking forgiveness for other people. You know, you're talking to someone telling you a problem, I'm going through a
depressive moment, you know, I'm going through a trialing moment, when you leave that conversation or that dialogue, straightaway make to act for that person say, yeah, Allah, you know, help him relieve his pain relief, his suffering, compensate him for his loss. You know, let's let's really be a true brothers and sisters in faith. And now, what's interesting so Pamela, what's beautiful about Islam also, is that when you make do it for others, the very fact that you've done so you will be compensated. And in this that this next Hadith displays this and it's the Hadith that is found inside Muslim,
a Buddha, one of the Sahaba he said I heard a last messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that whenever a Muslim supplicates for his Muslim brother in his absence, the angels say May the same be for you to Mammon Abdi Muslim in Agra he bizarros ab, la kollel, melaku lockerby method. You see angels, one of the roles of angels when they listen to a drive when they hear it, they actually say and, you know, right back at you, you know, and same for you. Okay, that's what the angels that's what the angels do and this is a hadith it's that that's testimony to this.
Now when you make do I behind your brother's back, do I for him, of course I'm not against him. Okay. You know, you don't want to be making do it.
against anybody, okay.
So in this in this
yellow one, so in this hadith that also found inside a Muslim, the prophet SAW Selim, he said, The supplication of a Muslim for his Muslim for his brother and his absence will certainly be answered will certainly be answered every time he makes it supplication for good for his brother the angel appointed for this particular tasks. So there are there are eight there is an angel that is appointed regarding this he says me Now what does that mean mean you know we have it in in English our men can mean means our law oh god yeah, it's the Jeep yeah and our law answer this application that's what I mean means so when people say mean, you know, you're saying Oh Allah except now when
we read the Fatiha and mean isn't part of a Fatiha by the way some people think that might think that mean is part of Fatiha it's not it's it's just basically saying yeah, a lot except it's not a verse of circular Fatiha and really it should be restricted to the Salah.
So when the Imam says why not on Nene okay you say I mean now I mean should only be said to counts and mean now the mean Park can be said can be extended for two four or four six counts. Okay. As per the rules of touch read of recitation reciting the four and so I mean it's wrong when many Muslims I say
me that's not it's you violated Tajweed rules and you need to think a refresher. Okay? Or, or a one on one attention read one on one course you know, so just take it easy on your means don't get too carried away. It's just me okay. Or you know, depending on how long you prolong it, you know, prolong the mean part.
Now, a man would know either him or her lover Tyler he says bourbon FEMA said in a
minute, he says some verdicts pertaining to a supplication to supplications now
he begins with a with a to add that really shouldn't be undermined or underestimated. A very beautiful
and we all know this, by the way as Muslims, okay. It's the hadith of Osama bin Zayed or the other one whom Allah messenger saw Selim, he said, monsoon monsoon Nia la Hema maruf and sakala. Luca, Luca le jazak. Allahu hiera, which is Aquila, hi, Ron faqad, Abdullah, her sister Anna, that
whoever has had a favor done to them or for them, whoever has whoever is favored by another, you should say to the benefactor you should say to them Jazakallah Haman, what does that mean? You hear it a lot. You know, Jazakallah mean? May Allah reward you might Allah compensate you with with goodness, that's a do I see it if someone does an act of kindness towards you, and you are not able to reward them, or compensate them financially or through a through an actual gift? the very least that you can say is make it to art for them, you know, and say Jazakallah, who hiera May Allah compensate you with goodness was a llama answer. Allah may answer the supplication this and Allah
amazes you with His blessing or with his bounty. So don't underestimate words of thanks. And this is part of the character of a Muslim. Part of the character of a Muslim is that he shows his gratitude towards people. Okay, and we have the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, uh, sorry, sorry, we have I mean, there was this hadith and the other one, monsoon la Kumara fanfic a few, that whoever does an act of kindness towards you, you should,
you know, show your gratitude towards them by compensating them. So and when we thank others, this is a sign of your thankfulness towards Allah. Man Lem, Yesh, Corina Salaam Yesh, karela that whoever doesn't show their gratitude and thanks towards people he's not of those who show their gratitude towards Allah. So yes, thank people say thank you, you don't you don't know just like a low heaven you know, thank you. You know, a thank you is very powerful that you're acknowledging the good that that person is doing for you that he's done out of his goodwill and his kindness. And when you when you out from amongst the shaky rune or the shaky green or those who show their gratitude, Allah will
give you more Allah says in the Quran, will ensure cartoon law as he then acoem that when you show your thankfulness when you show your gratitude, Allah will give you more. So we have to be from amongst those who were thankful towards Allah thankfulness. Not only with our
tongues but also with our hearts and with our wealth and with our time. This is how we show thanks towards others in shallow Thailand. So, very powerful jazak Allahu Hara and chisako mala head and for listening to me, okay?
Now another very important tip, okay? Don't curse yourselves or others you might regret it.
Okay, there is a hadith that is fantasy Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said do not invoke curses on yourself or on your children or on your possessions list, you should happen to do it at a moment when the supplications are accepted and your prayer might be granted. So you know, some people when they're angry, you know, when they start to go off with the curses in the hand movement goes up and all those you know, if you start to do that, you might be making a dua against yourself or against others that Allah The doors are
open, and guess what happens that door is accepted and you've gone cursing yourself, and therefore you will be deprived of a of a blessing, okay, or a calamity may be for you or your children. Okay, and I don't know, I bet in other languages, I know that the Lebanese culture or some of the Arab culture, maybe not specifically the Lebanese, but, you know, if they're angry with their children, they say their children Allah, here's an egg, you know, and they say, Allah. May Allah be angry with you in the mail? Was anger come down upon you? I don't know. We have some Indonesians in the audience. Do you have anything similar to this? Hmm? Maybe our people from Thailand you have
anything similar similar to this maybe Ozzy friends, nothing. Okay. Okay, so the Arabs really have got a wrong so they have to change you know, they can't do this he can't say Allah.
Allah Anka be upon you see your son, you having a weak moment. Okay? You know, take it easy, where's your patience? Where's your suburb? Okay, you know? So,
this is something to take heed of.
So there are there are times where do I is highly, highly accepted. Okay. And this is probably one of the the manners that that you know, we can include in the 14 maybe we can make it 15 because I can't remember including it in the 14 but let's make it 15 in shallow attalus it can be an odd number and and that is that do I should be made I mean to be made at any time but more specifically, there are times that do i is accepted like like for example there's and there's an hour on Friday, okay, that when you when you ask Allah azza wa jal, Yoda is highly accepted and most scholars are of their opinion that it's between this between us time and sunset, okay, most of the time and others
they say it's from when the mm you know, is on his on the member on in the after he sits or until the Salah, in on Yama Juma. So there are some differences of opinion about when this our this this period of time whereby do i is is accepted, okay. And likewise the third part of the night, the third part of the night when everybody is asleep and you decide to get up and you make you know, do to Allah you do is highly accepted. Likewise, we're going to see that before you say Assalamu alaikum in your Salah, and you said your Ibrahim, he owe you the rude Sharif as some people call it, okay? When you say a door at that moment, this is the door This is the end of the Salah, this is
also a moment that you want to you know, you want to capture another another moment is in your sujood Okay, another moment when you're in frustration, you're very close to Allah subhanaw taala another moment is at the time of breaking your fast. Another moment is when you are a traveler when you are a traveler, you do is highly accepted another moment would be between the event and between the karma between a venom if I'm in the process, I'm recommended that you make between these two times, okay, so,
you know, the door of an oppressed person, the prophet SAW Selim, he said beware of the,
of the supplication of the oppressed, for there is no barrier between it and Allah, because that person has not been oppressed and Allah wants to make this person compensate him for his oppression. So we have to really
be careful sometimes you know and and, and and make the most out of these moments in shallow Thailand. Now.
The do I whereby the Prophet site or the or the prophet SAW Selim and say Muslim, he said, acabo Maya qunar abdomen, Robbie Heba who was searching for accurate, he said the closest time as a slave is needed to Allah is when he is in frustration. So increase
applications in prostrations. So when your institute lots of, you know, use there's difference of opinion amongst that really amount whether you can, you know, you can say in a foreign language other than Arabic, and some are they're meant to really consolidate, they said, Well, you know, maybe you should just limit that to the sweetness Allah to the optional solid and not the photo solid. Okay. And then in the final color, just restrict yourself to the art of the proper size element and Arabic dialects that we know from the proper size center.
And also when it comes to our to do and this is one of the etiquettes that we'll talk about is not to be hasty. Don't be hasty. You know, Subhanallah we've become really we've become a drive thru generation. Really, I mean, we want everything Express mode when it right now, we're not willing to wait. You know, a slam really is all about patience. Okay, the prophets I send them you know, you know, talking, you know, he dow over 23 years, I mean, tawheed was just being an monotheism was being propagated for 13 years before he went on to the other aspects of the deen.
Nothing, nothing really happens overnight. If you think about anybody who's successful. If you think about any of the victories of Islam, they happen over time. Okay? They don't happen. You know, success doesn't really happen overnight, unless Allah azza wa jal has decreed it to be so. And that's not not hard for Allah.
The prophet SAW Selim in this plan that we find in Bukhari and Muslim, he said, The supplication of every one of you will be granted, if he does not get impatient and say, I supplicated my Lord, but my prayer has not been granted. So you know, there's people that say, you know, I've made
it's not being answered, we'll keep on making black keep on making until the moment comes Allah subhanaw taala Whoo, hoo. You know, we'll honor your
another, another Hadith, the supplication the supplication of a slave continues to be granted as long as he does not supplicate for a sinful thing, or for something that would cut off the ties of kinship and he does not grow impatient and it was said a messenger of Allah, what does growing impatient mean? He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, it is one saying I supplicated again and again, but I do not think that my prayer will be answered. Then he becomes frustrated in such circumstances, and he gives up the supplication altogether. Okay, so again, my dear brothers, and mighty sisters in Islam. Okay. You never know why Allah is delaying your supplication. You might
want something so badly. But there is a reason see allies, the old wives, God is your wife. He knows how many times have you wanted something? I'm gonna go Oh, luckily, that didn't happen. You know, because I found something better. Maybe I'll ask her for something better for you have a positive opinion when it comes to Allah subhana wa, Thailand? And Don't be hasty. Okay? It may well be that that which you deem, as being good is actually bad. And that which you deem as being bad is actually good.
Also, what we learn is that the only the best time as I said earlier, there's a hadith here, the best time to make to either process Selim, he said,
or he was asked, at what time does a supplication find the greatest response?
It's very good question shows you the intelligence of the Sahaba. They ask the right questions. And
they he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, A supplication made during the middle of the last part of the night, and after the conclusion of the obligatory prayers.
So the last part of the night, you know, again, because that shows your sincerity, and it shows your devotion and it shows your commitment. He said, I can make a deal out right now, it's very easy. But when you set up your alarm clock, and you're going to leave and forsake your bed, you're going to forsake your comfort, okay? And you're prepared to do all that and you're going to get up and you're going to make will do a solution and you're going to pray and you're going to stand before a lot while everybody else is asleep in it that that really says something that really is a is a very powerful gesture and statement. So
humbly Laila bill, I mean, this is the best time to make to at night.
Now the next Hadeeth basically, what we learn that
when it comes to do I that there are in this hadith there are two possible scenarios that either you are is granted or consequently as a result of your due and an evil is averted.
Okay, but we also go into
To learn collectively looking at the teachings of Islam and the Hadith and what have you, okay? That really when it comes to AI, it's one of three things going to happen. That number one, you may be granted, number two, and evil may be averted. Or number three, Allah saves it for you until the day of judgment and he compensates you right there. So when you make do
your due i is never lost. It's no it never goes any without being rewarded in one way or another. So, it's just up to me to make the diet but with with sincerity. The Hadeeth is found in sirna Timothy, Timothy, whenever I'm Muslim, the process of said whenever a Muslim supplicates Allah He accepts his supplication or averts any similar kind of trouble from him until he prays for something sinful or something that may break the ties of kinship upon this, someone, someone of the companions, he said, then we shall supplicate plenty so Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah is more plentiful. In other words in responding you can keep on asking about Allah Allah
will give you okay.
So, let us remember that Allah will either grant or deny or he removes some future trouble that was destined for you or that he will grant us something in full in the hereafter inshallah. Now,
do I. So Pamela, this is a very important to act to memorize if you haven't memorized this to a very important supplication. Again, prophetic gems, pearls of wisdom.
therapeutic words by our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the daughter of distress how many of us, you know can honestly say we don't go through distress that we don't go through trailing moments? You know? You're honestly kidding yourself. If you don't if you said you didn't, okay.
A last messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as per the hadith of Ibn at best that is phenom Bukhari Muslim authentic hadith. The prophet SAW Allah Hi, Selim, he said,
La ilaha illallah wa vim and haleem La ilaha illAllah HaNavi Mohali La ilaha illa Allah horrible arshi Levine La Ilaha Illa la hora boo sama wacky horrible, horrible our shall carry. This is acknowledging Eliza Jen, what does it mean? It means
when you say la ilaha illa Allah it means that there is no god no deity worthy of worship of Allah. This is what's beautiful about Islam, complete an absolute monotheism, we acknowledged one God, one message, that all of the prophets and all of the message all of the messengers brought to mankind to worship God, not to worship them, no prophet of Allah, no prophet of God ever said worship me.
Okay, and so we find that hamdulillah This is a very beautiful day that acknowledges that the oneness of Allah none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the incomparably great, the Compassionate, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the mighty throne, none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, the Lord of the heavens, the Lord of the earth, and the Lord of the honorable throne.
Absolute monotheism tauheed Okay, and that's these words will remove your distress inshallah, because you know that everything that happens to you happens by the permission of Allah azza wa jal. So you put your your faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, that the only medicine really the only medicine, for your hardship and for your distress in during those difficult and challenging, challenging times, really the best medicine is the medicine of remembrance of Allah and remembering Allah and turning to Allah azza wa jal, because really, he is the one that's going to help you in, in with regards to your distresses. So inshallah hota. Allah as I promised you 14 but
now we have 15 etiquettes 15 matters, manners, or adab, related to 15 minutes 15 adab. matters etiquette, etiquette that are related to supplication and invocation of Allah. Let's memorize them. let's implement them in shallow dialogue. Let's know them, let's implement them and inshallah hota. Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will answer.
Now, first of all, the one who's making doula needs to make sure that they have the proper to heed that they believe that that in the oneness of Allah azza wa jal, okay, because we want to make sure that the doula is purely being addressed to Allah subhanaw taala. And in order for Allah to respond to the doula It is very important that the person should be responding
to his Lord by obeying Him, not disobeying him. Now we have an a verse from sutra, Bukhara chapter two, verse 186. And when my slaves were either solitary by the need for any corrib eg Buddha was there at that time and when my slaves they asked you meaning that ask your Mohammed concerning me, then answer them I am indeed me. I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on me to let them obey me and believe in me so that they may be led a right so we have a duty to obey Allah and to fulfill our duties towards our Creator in the way that he wants us to worship Him and obey him and love him. Not the way that Jani we believe is the right way. hamdu Lillahi Rabbil
alameen we move on to the next one, number two sincerity plus a class and making the purity to Allah subhana wa, not to a saint, not to a profit, not to a grave, not to an idol. Okay, so that is purely directly we don't need to have a middle person. Okay. And so a lots of panel what Tyler says, When O'Meara inlandia Abu lahab mostly seen Allah who insulted bayarena Allah that makes it very clear and they were commanded not but that but that they should worship Allah and worship and none but him. Okay, because his worship, we said a DA Oh, who la vida de la is worship, right.
So if y is worship, like any other act of worship, it must be be stripped from all elements that are going to tarnish. Okay, the sincerity and the occulus.
we move on to the number three, after sincerity, that from the etiquettes that we should ask
of Allah by his most beautiful names. Allah has names Allah has attributes. So when you ask Allah subhana wa tada you asked him through his names so if you want to ask for Allah's mercy you say you're a man yeah Rahim in harmony for example. Oh Merciful One. Okay. Oh one who has who is known for your you know, Allah Jarosz man is Allah has general mercy or his specific mercy in harmony have mercy upon me. Okay, yet a web oh one who? Oh Allah, the One who repents? who is who is the one who forgives others Forgive me. Okay, so we use a last name and we have a verse in the Quran, whereby Allah subhana wa Taala. He says,
When you let him smell, husana federal who be here, so to Allah belongs the Most Beautiful Names. So call, call upon him through them or through these names. Now the fourth etiquette is
we should praise Allah. So when you come to Mecca do I praise Him in say, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen praise Him. And we learned this through the Hadith that is found in Sinhala, Timothy, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said when one of you praise let him start with praise of Allah, they let him Send blessings upon the Prophet sallallahu sallam, they let him ask whatever he likes after that. Then another man prayed after that, and he praised Allah and he sent blessings upon the Prophet SAW Selim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, a worshiper, asked and you will be answered, so beginning by saying and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen by praising Allah subhanaw
taala the next etiquette is to send peace and blessings upon the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam and this is etiquette number five, and that is sending pleat Peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, every every supplication is kept back or withheld until you send blessings upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this hadith is found in Bharani. So here it's an authentic hadith number six, facing the Qibla from amongst the manners and etiquettes Okay, is to face towards the direction of Qibla direction of prayer. Does that mean if you don't know the direction of Kabbalah, you don't make that
no, we're not saying that. But we're saying we're talking about now how to really
ensure that you can be answered and bilasa paradise and now in the Hadith that is found in Sahih Muslim American kopparberg Allahu anhu. advises on the day of better this is the first battle of Islam on the day of better the market market to better the Messenger of Allah wa sallam he looked at the Muslim King looked at the polytheists. He looked at the at the at the,
at the the enemy, who will 1000 strong and his companions number 319 the Sahaba with 319. As you know, the companions this was the number of the army
119 versus 1000 1000 strong.
So then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he turned to face the public. Then he stretched forth his hands and he started to cry out to his Lord. He said, Oh Allah, Grant me what you have promised me our love. Give me what you have promised me our law. If this small band of Muslims perish, you will not be worshipped on earth. And he kept on crying out to his Lord stretching forth his hands facing towards the Qibla until his cloak fell from off his shoulders. So we learned from this hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he faced the Qibla the direction of prayer of the Muslims, which is facing towards Mecca, which is facing towards the Qibla Islam is about
unity and even unifies our direction of prayer. SubhanAllah so imagine that you walk into a Masjid, you see everything in Islam is so perfectly in sync and in harmony. And we find a pallet imagine, like you want it you walk into a house of worship, and we have been mandated or to stand in one direction. Imagine that, imagine that injunction did not exist, right? What would happen? you'd walk into a Masjid and there are people facing the west and the east and the south and the north, okay, and facing in between those directions. But at hamdulillah our Islam teaches us for our hearts to be united for our prayers, for unites us with our praise unites us with our acts of worship unites us
in the very position of how we stand before Allah before our Creator Jelena Jelena Smith Oh, who must be fair to the amendment. Now we Rahim Allah to Allah He said about this hadith he says this shows that it is Mr. hub, Mr. humaines is recommended to to face the Qibla the seventh etiquette regarding is raising the hands, raising the hands, as per the Hadith that is found in Sinan Abbey there would the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said your Lord, may he be blessed and exalted is kind and most generous. He's too kind to let his slave if he raises his hands to him, bring them back empty. You see when you raise your hands, okay, you're asking and a lot becomes shy. Allies
though a gel, he becomes shy, not to give you something he said Allah is very generous. He's very kind, you raise your hands, okay, you raise your hands and he wants to give you something he wants to fill your your hands with something. So he doesn't allow that's why we said when it comes to you know one of three things can happen. Right? So by you gathering now your hands, okay? Allah subhanaw taala is sure to give you to give you something now
the palms of the hands should be raised only heaven woods, in a matter of a humble beggar who hopes to be given something right now there is a hadith that is found in a Buddha word that is so high that when you ask Allah asked of him with the palms of your hands, not with the backs of them, so when you come into to ask you don't you don't have your hands like this, but you have your hands like this, okay. Now, the next question that that many people may be posing is should the hands be held together? When when you raise them or should there be a gap between them? So should you do it this way or do it that way? So Pamela scholars have commented about this and Chef Mohammed bin sila
who's a member of Hema hula hula Allah.
He said in his Shara lamancha, he said that they should be held together, it should be held together that that is more complete, that you hold them together. And we see this, we see this Also, before you go to sleep, or when or before the time he went to sleep, he gathered his his palms together, and he blew in them and he read the three bulls and he wiped his body. So we do see that in the action of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he said,
regarding the separating of the and holding them apart from one other, they said, there's no basis for that in the sun that are in the words of the scholars. Number eight, the eighth etiquette is having certain faith that Allah will respond and focusing with the proper presence of the mind.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith that is found in sin and Timothy,
he said, Call upon Allah when you are certain of a response and remember that Allah will not answer a dua that comes from a negligent and hatless heart. Look at the comprehensiveness of Islam, the comprehensive teachings that even to the extent that
It's not just about calling upon Allah, but it's about having a present mind a present heart, it's about being sincere. It's about purely focusing on Allah subhanho wa Taala. So having that that focus is very, very, very important for the acceptance of your daughter. Okay? And this this hadith is a very important Hadith that Allah Subhana does not accept that Do I have a heedless person who's not really thinking about it? They just words coming out of his mouth. No, there should be. There should be conviction, the presence of the mind presence of the heart prayer, you know, thinking about your words and your choice of words and including the praise of Allah so starting with the
praise of Allah sending peace upon Peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Number Number nine, the ninth etiquette is that you ask frequently, they don't be just, you know, it's just that I've made sure I've said it once. Okay, maybe you can have a present mind. Maybe it wasn't a time when do I is highly accepted, okay. So, frequency is very important and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the Hadith that his fandom bahaya Muslim he said the slave will receive a response so long as his dad does not involve sin or severing of family ties and so long as he is not hasty. So if you if you make a dua against you know your family members that last night accepted okay? Likewise, if it involves in a duel that you know you ask Allah to help you
commit a sin that is not accepted, okay.
So it was said What does what does being hasty mean? So the province I sent him he said when he says I made it to and I met him and I have not seen any response and he gets frustrated and he stops making glad so we shouldn't stop in shallow Tyler. The 10th etiquette is he should be firm in his no one the process lm said no one of you should say Oh ALLAH forgive me if you wish our Allah have mercy on me if you wish, he should be firm and he's asking for Allah cannot be compelled. So when you come to make do I say insha Allah, Allah if you wish, that'd be firm. It's not difficult for Allah say yeah, Allah give me this. Yeah, Allah would away this harm. Yeah, Allah blessed me with
that, you know, so don't say insha Allah Ya Allah give me something in Sha if you wish it becomes weak. You want it to be a strong do that. Yeah, yeah, yeah, Allah you might want to ask, yeah, Allah if this is good for me, if you know that this is good for me citizen of dependence. This is the what call this is having a clean certainty in Allah that Yeah, Allah if you know that this is good for me, then please bless me with your Allah, if you know that this is not good for me, I don't want to do with it. And that's what it's the heart also comes into it. Okay, that the the, the desire or the hadith of divine guidance,
number 11. Is beseeching.
Allah subhanaw taala by way of humility, humble yourself, humble yourself. Okay. And at the same time, have the hope. You know, in Allah in Allah answering and have the fear of Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in accordance with the Earth to the rubber comb Padawan Whoa, whoa, fear call upon your Lord in humility. And in secrecy. We're in a privately. So again, being humble when you ask for contact number 12 to 12 etiquette, okay, saying that three times, saying that three times. So repetition of doula and supplication is very important, very powerful. Regarding your doula, as we find them Bukhari and Muslim, there was an incident that many of you may know that at the time of
the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, the prophet was in front of the cabinet, he was in front of the cabinet. And he was in the secured position. He was praying and then Abu Jehan, who was a big enemy of the prophet SAW Selim and Islam and some of his competitor and his friends were sitting nearby, and they had actually slaughtered a camel the previous day and Abuja has said, which of you will go and get the abdominal contents of the camel? the placenta, you know in the abdominal, you know, the contents of this of this camel
so and put it on the back of Mohammed sauce, lm You know, when he is frustrating, so go and when he's in the prescription go and just dump it on his back. Okay.
So then one of these these evil people, one of the one of them, they actually did that. And then
and then he was his, you know, as someone went to call Fatima, their loved one and the daughter of the prophet SAW Selim, and she went with one of our wives, Julia, and she lifted it from from him and then he turned and he rebuked him the process said,
When he finished his Salah he raised his voice, he raised his voice and he prayed against them. And he's and he made do I, oh, he asked Allah and he would repeat it three times our love punished the kurush our love punished the courage, our love punished the courage. Okay, he said this three times and he's his voice was heard.
And Subhanallah then
his heard was when they heard his voice, they stopped laughing. And we're afraid because of his drive is the Messenger of Allah is the Prophet. So so then he said, our law punishable Jehan had been his Chairman, and he mentioned the names of these people. And he mentioned seven of them and
so Panama and then it was said by the one who sent Warhammer saw Selim in this in this hadith with the truth, I saw those whom he had named slaves on the day of budget then they were dragged and thrown into the world the will of butter so those people's process tell him he made against them, they were all slain, okay, they all got killed in the Battle of budget. Okay.
Number 13 amongst the etiquettes of do I ensuring that your food that you drink that your clothing that your shelter is from Hillel sources from permissible sources, not to have haram not to have have nourished your body on the Haram Okay, if you want your diet to be accepted, keep away from haram keep away from prohibitions, okay?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Oh people Allah is good and does not accept anything but that which is good and Allah enjoins upon the believers the same as he enjoined upon the messengers. Then he mentioned a man who travels for a long distance and is disheveled and is dusty is his old now and it says Yo, yo, ma ma ma ma ma ma, ma ma ma ma ma, ma ma ma seeable haraam for unnamed Bula only Valley the process Elon said he mentioned the man who's traveling Remember we said that the driver travel is accepted right? So this man he's a traveler, and he's in need, you know he's he's all out he's clothed is dusty. He says y'all Allah, Allah, but at the same time he's
been he's food is from heroin. His drink is from heroin. His clothing is from heroin. He's been nourished by Haram. Forbidden prohibited means. The prophet SAW Selim said how is this man's going to be accepted?
So that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said don't have the Sahaba so he set him up with map amotekun Mustafa with our he said make sure that your plan is pure is good and you will be accepted. We have to check those those things around us and make sure that that we everything is from from heroin and not from heroin.
And also from amongst the etiquettes This is the 14th one that I have.
And that is saying do I silently and not out loud, okay. And again, we read for example, in the in the chapter of money and the chapter of Mary the mother of a set, the mother of Jesus, made the Peace and blessings of Allah be upon our Prophet, our Prophet Jesus, our Prophet sallallahu Sallam
said, So, in the chapter of Maryam of Mary, Chapter 19, verse three, we read that zecharia Zakaria okay. He said if neither oportunidad and hafi Yeah, that when he called his love when he called upon Allah, okay, when he called upon his law he called him in secret. You don't have to you're not you know, Allah, he's your TA. Okay. You don't have to raise your voice. You make a do I remember we said Be sincere, be humble, have the hope have the fear of Allah azza wa jal. So, these are etiquettes of duality, okay. And the 15th one that we said was before his choosing and or taking advantage of the appropriate and all the the times where do I is highly accepted. And we mentioned a
number of them earlier on in this presentation, desert, Camilla halen. Baraka level FICO, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala, to accept our supplications to accept our desire to accept our invocations We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. to, to guide us to all that which he loves, which He rewards for. We ask Allah Subhana to direct us towards all of the actions and all of the things that will ensure the pleasure of Allah and not his anger. And that will ensure our Savior from the Hellfire and our entrance into the agenda and protection from the grave will love with the island Island protection of the punishment of the grave while lavota Island was subtle Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh