Excellence Of Qiyam
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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was salam wa ala Sayyidina Muhammad
Ali he was happy he main praise is due to Allah. And may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow his leader, who follow his creed, who follow his methodology, who follow his way, until the last day, respected brothers and sisters in Islam, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Today's presentation is about the excellence of night praise the excellence of night praise in the Arabic word for night praise is pm, pm. And another word for night prayers is the head good to have Jude and during Ramadan, they are referred to as tarawih. So this is just a matter of, I guess, semantics, whether you call them PM, or to help Jude or Tara, we're, especially in the case of Thoreau with being in the month of Ramadan. Now, inshallah huhtala before we begin to explore the area and the Hadees that a man will know him of Allahu taala included in his book to sign the hain
under this chapter of the excellence of the night prayers or the merit of standing in praise at night Babel fadli the MLA
I'd like to just mention or make mention of one Hadith that mmm no Rahim Allah Allah he could in a chapter before this, and it is tied in titled Babel kebabs to Judas sugar and selenium at invoice euro o in defect belly at invoice euro. He has a chapter here
that is about the desirability of prostrating, performing sujood whenever you have a very clearly near miss or a blessing, there are lots of hands on what Allah blesses you with, is called sister to sugar, the frustration of thankfulness.
Or if Allah subhanahu wa, ala he would have some sort of harm. If Allah Ward's off some sort of harm that was coming your way then it is from the Sunnah to make sujood not an entire Salah, but just merely going into the frustration position. As this next Hadith will illustrate it's the Hadith that is found in sin and Avi there would the hadith of
sad even have you with us or the loved one who will Allah who said that we left Mecca with a lot of messages for a lot while he was selling for el Medina. So they headed towards in Medina. And when we were knee,
Asmara, now, he spoke about this area called as water and he was Professor I sell them. Basically he came off his he dismounted his riding vehicle, which was the camel and he raised his hands in supplication into out for a while, and he prostrated himself. So he's making this too and then he's
prostrating afterwards. And he remained for a long time in frustration, then he stood up and he raised his hands for a while, after which he frustrated himself again for the second time.
And he remained for a long time in frustration, then he stood up and he raised his hands for a while.
After which he frustrated himself for a third time. And then the professor alone while he was sending him. He said, I supplicated to my Lord, and made intercession for my own man. He made shefa for his own man for his followers.
he said, and then he said, and he granted me one third of them. So Allah subhanaw taala, he granted him the shefa for one third of the Muslim Ummah, to intercede on only behalf of one third. So, I again frustrated I gained portrayed myself in gratitude to my Lord, then I raised my head and I supplicated my Lord, for my own mat, and he granted me another third of them.
then, he said that he was granted another third and then again, I raised my head and Subscribe My Lord for my own, and he granted me the last third of them, so I fell into frustration out of gratitude before my Lord so
basically shows us the legislation of a sector, which is not solid. So it's not that which requires will do, because it's not a solid, it's merely a frustration of thankfulness and showing your gratitude towards Allah subhanaw taala, for either a blessing that Allah Subhana with Allah blesses you with, or a hardship or a trial or that Allah subhanaw taala he drives away from you. Now, one of the interpretations of this hadith
that we learn is that ultimately, all Muslims, anybody who believes in La ilaha illa Allah, so you actually have to be a Muslim. You actually have to say la ilaha illa Allah and believe it in your heart, not just being a Christian or being a Jew and say, Yeah, I believe in Allah. And I believe that Mohammed Mohammed is a messenger of Allah, but I'm a Christian or I'm a Jew. No, you have to believe that you are a Muslim, that you're from amongst the followers of Hamas, I sell them all followers of Mohammed Salah when he was sending and anybody who says that ilaha illa Allah will ultimately go to Jin will ultimately go to Gen net and be from amongst the people of Jenin the
people of paradise.
So, there will never there will be some Muslims, who because of the commitment of major sins, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala
decrease for them because of the major sins to go to the hellfire.
When it comes to major sins, Allah subhanaw taala may forgive a person and pardon them and not punish them for a major sin or he may punish them for a major sin that goes back to the machine of Allah subhana wa time.
So therefore, some Muslims after being punished in the Hellfire, for the major sins will be will then come out and go to gentlemen, we have another group of Muslims who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he will intercede on their behalf.
And because of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam intercession, they will get to jinn
they will not there will be spared the punishment of the hellfire. And then there are some Muslims by the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala who will enter Jannah and not be Yanni punished in the hellfire. So, this is the state of Muslims.
So in melanoma him a whole lot of data he included this chapter before talking about
before talking about the insert the chapter of the excellence of standing in the night praise.
there are there are some
differences of opinion when it comes to the searcher to sugar that I want to just basically mentioned, according to the chef, a school of thought the basic elements of sujood, a sugar or prostrations to express thanks to Allah the intention in the heart, the tech beer and the frustration and the tasleem. So that's one opinion the Hanafi school of thought, however maintained that it is an act of frustration between two takbeer.
Okay, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar between each prostration okay. And it is any permissible to offer it outside solid, but not during
it and not during the solid. Okay.
Let's move on now in sha Allah who to Allah to the next chapter, and that is Babel fugly pm Alain. So the follow the virtue and the excellence of the PM. Now there are some areas in the Quran which allude and directors to the excellence of tm
that we find in Surah Surah Allah subhanaw taala says, woman and layli for tahajjud v nephele, attend laka Assa, abaza, rabuka macom and Moodle and in some parts of the night also offer the Sadat meaning the the prayers with it. In other words, there is the recital called ending the prayer as an additional prayer and referring here to the to the to the to the to Hadoop.
It may be that your load will raise your raise your to macom and mudan. In other words, a station of praise and glory
This is a the the level of Allah subhanaw taala. He he honors he honest some people and mccammon Mahmoud.
There is another area in sort of such diverse 16 teta Jaffa Juno boohooman in Nevada, that the sides forsake their beds at the believers are those are one of the characteristics of the believers is their sides, forsake their beds. In other words, they stand up in prayer. And another verse can call Ilan milele. Yet Sharon, in surface area, verse 17. They used to sleep but little by night, invoking In other words, invoking the Lord and praying with faith and hope now, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the best example when it comes to acts of worship.
And in one Hadith, we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stand up in night prayers to the extent when he would he would do it so consistently, and
he would prolong his PM, to the extent that his feet would crack or they would swell. So in one howdy that remember him Allah to Allah.
May Allah Subhana Allah be pleased with the law that we find originally and behati Muslim, that she narrates that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he kept. He kept standing in prayer so long that the skin of his feet would crack. And she said to him, Lima has now has Rasulullah waka who fear Allah Karnataka demons Ambika, Mata her, why do you do this a messenger of Allah when Yanni your sins, while you have been forgiven, you have been forgiven. Once you have been forgiven of your former and latter sins, metta caught the moment
and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his response was FLR qu abdon shakoora a fella akun lab done. shakoora he said,
should I not be a grateful slave of Allah? Should I not be a grateful slave of Allah of what an honor it is? Allah subhanaw taala he made me a prophet Allah subhana wa tada has forgiven house for any forgiven me. So because of this, he never took it for granted. He actually thanked Allah subhanahu wa Island and praise Allah. So power dialer, if this is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you know, then whose past and future sins have been forgiven? Then what about us? What about what about our case, you know, who we you know, and we are played with with sin. And so there are many lessons to be learned from this hadith. And amongst the lessons is that the more that Allah
Subhana Allah gives you, the mother was a pinata Allah endows you in Dallas you with whatever gift comes from Allah subhanaw taala, the greater your gratitude should be, the greater your thankfulness to Allah subhanho wa Taala it should be and you should express your thanks to a loss of power to Allah, with your actions with your words with your sincerity, okay? So in the loss of planet with Allah by supplying that by praising him and thanking Him, He said to give you even more.
So, a lot of power dialer says, when it occurred to him as Ethan acoem when you think when you think me In other words, when you thank me when they occur to me show your gratitude in your praise Allah gives you more, and the best way to show your gratitude and your your praise of Allah. Allah is through your acts of worship, through acts of worship, so candlelight Yanni, especially if you've committed since if you've committed a very apparent sin, then that's where you have to do more. If you think about solid in solid, the first thing that you do after solid after an act of worship, right, when you say assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. What's the first
thing that comes out of your mouth? Huh?
istockphoto la istockphoto. Last, what does that mean? You asked for forgiveness, right? If you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness. You ask, you're asking, How are you beseeching Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness, after an act of worship. Then what can be said about saying stuff through laughter, committing a sin. So when you commit a sin, straightaway, get into the habit of saying stuff a lot of stuff a little more.
So, also, we learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yani he showed his gratitude by way of pm
He performed in the, the latter part of the night. And that's the best time to show your humility towards Allah subhanaw taala. Remember, at the end of the day, it's between you and Allah. It's not about your parents, it's not about your best friends or your spouse or you're trying to prove a point to you. Okay, it's about you and Allah. And that's really the challenge in life as Muslims is to always maintain the sincerity.
You know, doing a lot of these acts of worship for many Muslims is easy, it's very routine. But again, the question is that we have to always ask ourselves is, why am I doing this? Am I doing this because for the sake of Allah, and if you're not, you're actually going to be putting yourself into more danger. Because of the lack of sincerity, the lack of airfloss So again, it's a challenge always. The it's a battle to always be ensuring that what you do is to please your Creator, to please Allah subhanahu wa Island. The next Hadith is the hadith of IE. Rob the Allahu anhu.
That is found in Bukhari and Muslim. And
he said that our last message is so lovely, he was selling he visited me and Fatima. Fatima is the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
married to the cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I live in Bali. So there is a relationship there. So, in case anyone ever asked, so you're allowed to marry your cousins, in Islam, it is perfectly permissible to marry your cousin, whether it's your first cousin or second cousin or third cousin. Okay, so it's permissible to marry cousins and this is the marriage between the alley of your loved one who Alba and Fatima about the loved one here is an example of this. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he visited La Jolla and when Fatima De La Hoya and her one night and he said, Do you not observe prayer at night? Do you not observe prayer at night, he said
to them Allah to sallyann. So again, this hadith tells us that one should also awaken others. You should encourage others in your around you and who are living with you or staying with you or you're staying with them, encourage them to, to get up and perform some night prayers because of the benefits of the night prayers.
And another Hadith that he included here is the hadith of Salim bin Abdullah ibn Ahmad Abdullah Juan whom, on the authority of his father that allows the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he said Nana Raja Lu Abdullah Hello, can you suddenly mean Alain, he said what an excellent man Abdullah is if only he could offer optional prayers at night. Optional prayers at night. And then Salim said that after this his father, Abdullah ibn Ahmad, he slept very little at night, he took heed of the words of Professor while he was selling. So in this Hadith, we learned the excellence of Abdullah ibn Ahmad ibn Ahmad Al Fatah one
as well as the merits of pmla because the process of Salim is recommending that to Abdullah bin Ahmed,
it also tells us that it is permissible to praise someone in his presence.
If you are certain that that person not will not become proud due to that praise. So there's no harm in praising somebody and and showing
Jani that acknowledging the good of that person, as long as you know that this praise is not going to affect their loss in it because everybody is different. Okay, if you know it's going to affect the sincerity, the hustle is not to do it. But if it won't, you might motivate them to do more, especially with children. It is a good technique in children to acknowledge the good, you know, we always acknowledged the bad. You know how you did this wrong how you did that you're in trouble. But equally, especially with children, we must acknowledge goodness, we must acknowledge the good deeds and the virtuous deeds that our children are doing. So there is that balance and that's what Islam
is always teaching us to have that balance.
The next Hadith
is the hadith of Abdullah ibn Ahmed in the last for the Allahu anhu man, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said yeah, Abdullah Latta Quran Mr. phoolan can a aku Laila Fatah Raka Raka pm pm Elaine? He said Do not be like
actions such like full and such and such, you're Abdullah he used to get up during the night then he abandoned the practice he abandoned
in another Hadith.
Before going to the Hadith, this Hadith, what is Hadith is teaching us is that when it comes to act of worship, we need to be consistent. And we need to be any regular it's not from the traits or mannerisms or characteristic of an ideal Muslim to do something seldom when it comes to acts of worship, stay consistent stay consistent in your cm say consistent in your pm consistent in your
in your sadhaka Okay, in your good deeds, consistency, I am in the process of selling he said have been many ilala here at the Omaha we're in that the most beloved of deeds to Allah subhanaw taala those dates which are regular which are consistent even though there may be in small dosages khaleel occurs small quantities, and that's a challenge to stay consistent. And look, it's always difficult in the beginning in the beginning of anything to be consistent, it's going to be hard because you're trying to set a routine you're trying to set you're trying to break maybe a bad habit or or to initiate a new routine in your life. And that transition is always hard but panela if you allow some
30 to 40 days to go by, then it will become inshallah tada a habit and then if you allow for some six months in Sharla hotel or become a lifestyle, just like anything
else that we do. So
another Hadith here, this is a hadith it's a somewhat of an interesting Hadith. It's the Hadith that is found in Bukhari and Muslim so it's an authentic hadith. And the narrator is Abdullah ibn Mr. rude about the loved one who Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
They mentioned to him about a man who slipped throughout the night till the dawn to fudge it he slipped throughout the night no select No pm. Listen to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said about him he said that Kira junoon Bella Shea for no fee was when I called fee was when he
he said the promise I said and he said that person he's a man in his his shape on or Satan urinated in them
urinated in his ears or he reunited in his ear. Now, what is the ultimate say, in explanation or in commentary regarding this hadith
what they said there's been a number of explanations number one, that the urination of the shape on in a person's ear or ease can be literally true, although we cannot perceive it, because if a person does not seek the protection of Allah against the shape on the shaitan joins him in food and other activities, as is evident from other hadiths. Therefore, you have shaitan is also possible. You know, we often we know the Hadith that if you don't say Bismillah before you eat before you drink shaitaan has a fair share of that. So for those of you who are spending so much money on you know, on my extra quantitative quantities of food because of your continued hunger pangs, pains and and
continued thirst, maybe it's because you are depriving yourself of the Baraka and that's one of the prompts are tell him. He even said when you eat, you should eat every part of your food yummy every pilot on the plate because you don't know where the Baraka is, you don't know what the blessing is. So part of the Baraka and the blessing of food is that you say Bismillah and that you eat and even licking your fingers. You know, licking your fingers is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Another interpretation as some people think. It's a metaphor that this urination is a metaphor
to the effect that he who does not get up at night for prayer and goes on enjoying his sleep. shaitan closes his ears until he does not hear the remembrance of Allah so that shaitan has closed his ease. Another interpretation.
Some others they consider it as a metaphor for the contempt and insult of shavon. In any case, we learn by the brothers and sisters in Islam that missing the kiambu lane is disliked because it provides shavon with the opportunity to create mischief, and he succeeds in creating obstruction in the worship and the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, another Hadith that you've heard before, is the Hadith of the knots, the three knots when you go to sleep, when you go to sleep, the shaytaan he ties three nights
three knots at the back of your neck. This Hadith is found in Bukhari and Muslim a very authentic hadith. It's the hadith of Abu huraira the loved one who the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said when any one of you sleeps shavon ties three knots the back of his neck and he recites the incentivization at every night.
And he says i Laika he says, I like Leyland, tawi loan for quote. He says, you have a long night sleep, you have a long nights of sleep. And he does that with each knot. And the prophet SAW Selim he said if he awakes and remembers Allah, one knot is loosened. So you know, the sooner when you get up as soon as you wake up, you say what hamdulillah see the first thing that comes out of your mouth as a Muslim. You see, this is why Islam is a way of life on my dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Islam isn't something that we just do once a week.
We always in the remembrance of Allah subhana wa Island. So as soon as you wake up, you say hamdulillah he led the
Jani bandama matana Obama met anyway he lay him to shoot
Alhamdulillah praise Allah, that He has given you life after death, because sleep is a is a minor death. And to him is the return you acknowledge a loss of power data as the one who has given you back your your soul, he could have kept it with him and you could have died.
So you praise Allah account and this is when you say this, when you praise Allah the first knot is undone.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said if he awakes in Romans Allah one night is loosened and he said, if he performs we'll do the second law is loosened. Now you come to the woodwork. Now you come to the ablution. And you washing the parts of your body that are refreshing, invigorating, revitalizing, okay, it's getting you prepared now to meet to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the second night is now undone. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said,
and then when he offers the salad, all of the knots are loosened, all of the knots are loosened. And he begins his morning in a happy and refreshed mood. Otherwise he gets up in a in a bad spirit and sluggish state. Okay, for us behind the seat Nashi upon pipe enough, see we're in a spa habito enough. See Caslen lazy. So if you want to avoid laziness, and being sluggish, especially for those of you who have a long day, whether it be your studies, you're going to school, to college to university, whether you're going to work, whether you are attending certain matters, okay? Remember this Hadeeth so that you have that energy, okay, you don't need to then go and get one of those, you
know, energy boosting energy boost drinks and spend so much money on these different drinks, you know, whether it's V or Red Bull or mother, okay. Okay, the real mother, okay, is this one here? This Heidi, this is the mother of the updates, okay? Because it comes from the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who does not speak from his own desire, he speaks to Revelation and through the teachings that coming to him from Allah subhanaw taala and through jabril Kai blue and a Salim. Now, again, the tying knots can be true. Just the way that magicians the way that magicians do it in the magical exercises. You know, the magicians when they come to do magic, it's all about
knots. If you ever
discover or find magic that's been hidden, you see, it's all about the nuts, they have lots of nuts and little ropes and, and strings and they blow in them will ever below which is all major major sin, you've entered into the major sin realm. So,
some people are of the opinion that it is this nothing business is a metaphor for sleepiness and dozing and in any case, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam shaitaan does his level best always to withhold a person from worshipping Allah subhanaw taala and he does he does it through different means. And shaytaan. Basically, he experienced his frustration when you get up for the end. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala he gets frustrated and inshallah huhtala he will not be so much of a burden on you. And he experiences happiness if he manages to keep someone asleep until the edge of time.
so panela when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he came to Medina
when he came to Medina,
one of the Sahaba Abdullah ibn Salim radi Allahu anhu. He said, and remember no we included this hadith in his book. He said that when the process lm came the first words that came from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, I you hanus f Xu Ceylon was a Primo pan was soluable layli when nurse when he entered hora Janata be silent.
Beautiful words. The prophet SAW Selim, he said the first words he said au Hanna's, he addressed the people they're not just yeah, you have let you know. Yeah. Are you Muslim? Are you hell Muslim mean? No, he didn't say believers or are you hell? Meaning or you know, yeah, evenness. He addressed the people. Yeah, yohannes of shoe a seller spread the selling, spread selling.
So, you know, saying Assalamu alaikum to each other. And when somebody says As salam why they come to you, you either say why they comas salam, or you say better. The promises are lots of data and he said, either you told me to hate him for how you be. And I mean her to her, when you are greeted with a greeting, return the greeting with a better greeting or at the very least do what return it the same. So if somebody says to you As salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
is any better greeting than that? Well, according to one opinion, or my filler to you can say sometimes assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Masato. Right. There is a narration about this.
But in any case,
if we just stick to the assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Someone says that to you, then really you have the duty to say what Allah como Salam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh because you are returning the greeting and you have nothing better because Allah subhanaw taala says, returning with a better greeting, but if someone says to you, a Santa Monica, you can say welcome Salam. o Alaikum Salam. o Alaikum Salam rahmatullah wa barakato because that's a better greeting.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said yohannes of shoe salon
and he said and feed meaning feed the poor and needy people give sadaqa what
was so low lady when nursing em and pray during the night when the people are asleep, that total genotype is a lamb and you will enter gender peacefully, or you will enter Jannah any safely without being subjected without being exposed to the Hellfire when will be left. So I'm delighted bensalem when he
saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the first time and he heard these words from across our selling he said lol his face and his face did not look like the face of a liar.
Okay, the prophet SAW that. So when you have the sincerity and you have this loss occurs upon a law that is lost and that sincerity will be evident on a person's face. In that that's the norm. That's the norm that many people speak about in a person's face. So Pamela and will will will let you see some evil people the evil can be seen between their eyes will any other will. Okay,
we go on to the next Hadith. Hadith Abu huraira Allah one,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said of Belo crme bada Ramadan Shara la Hill Muharram whereafter la sala t Bab el farolito Salatu ln, he said that the best or the most superior the most superior song or fasting after Ramadan is the fast in the month called Muharram first as much as you can in the month of Ramadan which is the first month of the Islamic calendar and he said the best salette after the prescribed Salat after the Florida there's no solid better than the front frame. You must make sure that you you have your foot solid down pat huh you gotta Gianni in order the best so that after that is the night prep. And naturally if you're doing the night prayers in most
certainly or in most cases, you're short you're going to be adhering to your our tip and your other soon and present associated with the daily prints.
So and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen winner from this hadith that the best praise after the fact of prayer other night press.
Also, when it comes to performing the night prayers, how do you perform the night prayers the night prayers should be formed into recart in in pairs of two and this next Hadees
alludes to this
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He said if you feel the need or if the time of the morning is nee then make one. So, in other words when you get close to the budget, then make one with to another Hadith howdy Sybil Amara Bella Juan Houma Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he offered the night prayer in the form of pairs of Raka
and made it odd number by observing one litre you suddenly mean a little math mammoth now when you total berakha and the highest is found in Bukhari and Muslim. So this Heidi not only brings out justification for one record of water, but also it also proves the superiority of
selected lane and being in to the cart. So therefore, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what we learn from this hadith is that you can pray with her which is one in Allah which one your head but with Allah is one, he loves the one, so doesn't have to be three, it can be prayed as one record at the end of your night press 2221 Okay.
This next Hadith is the hadith of Anna's radula one who Allah,
Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he used to leave off observing, observing the song during a month until we thought that he would not absorb observe song at all during it. And sometimes he would observe song till we began to think he would not emit any day of that month. If one wishes to see him offering Salah during the night, he could do that. And if one wish to see him sleeping at night, he could do that. Now what did we learn from this hadith. So on while he was a lamb, we learned
that he didn't have a permanent routine. He wasn't permanent. That's the beautiful thing about Dean as well is we have such a variety and various ways of doing acts of worship. So there isn't this monotony, there isn't this boredom that will come about through these acts of worship.
So the process of selling, he didn't have a permanent routine, sometimes it so happened that almost a month passed. And he did not observe any fasting. And then a few days before the end of the month, he would start his fasting. So no fasting, and then all of a sudden, he started fasting. And sometimes you would fast the whole month, and you think it's going to complete the month, and then he would stop fasting, right solomani yourself. And sometimes he would fast day after day continuously, as I said earlier, and it would appear as if he would continue fast until the whole month, but then suddenly, he would terminate too fast. And similarly, similarly, is the case with
the tahajjud or the night press. Sometimes he would offer 200 print in the first portion of the night.
And sometimes in the middle portion of the night, and sometimes in the latter portion of the night. Okay, but most of the time, when would he offer he would offer in the third part of the night. So we learned that it's permissible in the beginning in the beginning of the night in the middle of the night and the latter part of the night. Okay, so you can change it around. And so we find we found we find also that the prophet SAW Selim would sleep in different parts of the night and he would offer salad in different parts of the night sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Mashallah Juan Hernandez takes Hadith. Shinya writes that he used to offer 11 Raka of tahajjud prayer at night, and he would prostrate so long as one of you might recite 50 verses of the Quran.
So in even his two Jude was long, his suit was long, and in your suit, that's where you say Subhana Allah and you can say you you can say that you're not allowed to read for an in your salute. And in your record, it is not allowed in during the Salah, the only time that you recycle and is in the standing or the pm position. When you enroll core Institute, then you make when you're not to recycle and but when you were introduced You are the closest to Allah subhanaw taala. And so it's recommended to say do it if you want to say do i that is found in the Quran? That's not it. That's not a problem that club dunya has no philosophy in Alabama. We find these words in the Quran but
you're not reciting Quran here. You're using the words of the Quran as the DA
and this is a
aloud. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
After that he would offer to the cart before fudger
praise and would lie down on his right side until the advent would come and inform him about the time
of surgery, prayer. So the prophet SAW Selim, when the when the time for budget, prayer came, he would actually perform to the heart of the sun at home, in the masjid. And then someone would come in, he would lie down on his side of the sun that is to lie down on the side, and then the Muslim would come and then he would let him know that now they're about to commence a sauna and of course Allah would come and perform a solid.
Another very interesting Hadith regarding night prayers.
I struggle on one hand the rights as we find them Bukhari and Muslim, that Allah messenger saw Selim, he did not observe more than 11 Raka meaning of night prayers, be in Ramadan, or any other month.
And first of all, he would offer for rica as not about the excellence and the length. So what he would do what she meant by offer for his offer to and then straightaway offer another two.
Okay, and she said here, first of all, he would offer for a car, us not about the excellence and the link, so it wasn't just so much the quantity, it was the excellence and it was the prolonged the prolonged standing. That's what pm means standing. They get the name because the name is derived from having stand standing for long periods of time.
As not about the excellent and the link, and then he would then again offer for motor cart and asked not about the excellence and the length, then he would observe three records of Witter.
So it's a total of 11
I showed him a one she added I submitted a messenger of Allah Do you sleep before observing the water pray he said ha my eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep he said yeah Isha in high in a year. Tena Mani, voila mo can be my I sleep on my heart doesn't sleep. Now, what does this mean my heart asleep, my heart does not sleep. This signifies that usually I am not so overwhelmed by sleep that I miss the Select. He's not overwhelmed by
by his sleep.
So the real beauty My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is not in the number of records really, at the end of the day, it's in the it's in the quality, the quality of the record that you are performing.
Also, in the Hadith
what we have learned that if one is confident of getting up in the latter part of the night, one can offer the wizard after the headrick pray. Okay, but if you're not sure that you're going to get up then you should perform your wizard pray after Salatu HA, HA This is Shara della one How about her.
She mentioned that a lot of messages are love while he was selling would sleep during the early part of the night and stand in salat, pray and select during the latter part of the night. So again, the ordinary returning prophets are silent. Ordinarily, he would go to sleep in the first part of the night, and then he would offer his tahajjud prayer in the latter portion in the latter portion, which is the best time for it. Okay. But as we heard earlier, through other Hadith, that sometimes he would offer it early, sometimes in the middle of the night, and sometimes most of the time in the latter part of the night. had even miss roadog Allahu anhu. He said that one night, I joined Allah
messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his optional salad, and he prolonged the pm so much that I made up my mind to commit an act of insolence, like a bad act, and he was question What did you intend to do? He replied, I intended to sit down and stop following him. So the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam he stood up for so long, and the solid and I believe my throat
has joined him. Okay, and he couldn't stay stand up for so long. And he goes, I can't do this. And I started thinking bad. He's idea of bad. It's just to sit down.
His idea is just to sit down. So anyway, what have we learned from this hadith? It's permissible to offer the night prayers in congregation you can do pm and not press as Jamal, with your family members. That's permissible.
And we also learned that in case any men length lengthens the Salah It is also permissible for his followers to detach them
selves from the congregation. If you've joined the MN, and the Imam is has taken too long, and you can't stand in along with him any longer with him for whatever reasons you have, okay, you are allowed to detach yourself. So you can just basically go into a record, enter a lot of blood, go into a record, go into sujood do that a slim fit, finish up to solid, you can finish off the Select by yourself.
The next highest is an interesting Hadith regarding pm. It's also found in Sahih. Muslim who's a fan. But the one who He says He said I offered the solar, meaning the night prayers with the prophet SAW Selim one night and he started reciting Al Baqarah, the processor and start to recite Al Baqarah. And I thought that he would go into record, he thought isn't going to record at the end of 100 verses he says he's going to now pretty much read 100 verses and then he's got to go on to the quote.
But the prophet SAW Selim after 100 verses, he continued reading. So then he thought, Okay, it looks like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is going to recite sutra bacara over the two recart over the two units that he's praying in. But the prophet SAW Selim, he continued to dakara he went through Al Baqarah, you know, how much you know how many? 286 eight, right? How many Jews are about two and a half Jews? That's about 50 pages 50 pages of Arabic texts of Arabic content, right. So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he then started with interestingly, he started short and he said, he started with certainly said now that the lecture was ending, but he started certainly said.
And then he continued, and he went on with le Imran he came back to LA Amman, with some scholars said, this hadith is evidence that if you don't want to read for example, let's say in the first argument, Al Fatiha and kohala had then really the next step, how you should read could Alibaba cloud or follow up follow up after Fatiha also the next because they
succeed tsereteli hos. But we can see the 13th in the order that the President observed in this hadith is that he did sort of the Bakara of the fat behind and he did and he said he should have done and he came back to Iran when he should have won.
So in any case, so someone I met they said that it's permissible to not observe the order and it is at the end of the day, but it's more complete, I guess regularly. I think again, we go back to the regular accent process I said and that will inform me sooner is that he would recite in order.
So anyway, imagine that he promises Selim has now read, okay, three chapters from the Quran, okay, in one record,
in one record, okay. And then he went into the record position. And he said, so panoply allowed him and he stayed in this position.
And then he said in his position, and what we learn is that he said in this position, okay, for about the same length as he stayed, okay, standing. And then he went into the standing position again, semi Allahu Allah, Mohammed and he stayed for a long time.
And then he went into the secured position, and he stayed for a long time,
and so on and so forth. And during the recitation, whenever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he read a verse, whenever he came across a verse, which would tell how verse,
he recited the verse which tell how the Lord is to be big. Allah says how Selim would then beg from him. And when he recited a verse asking one to seek a lot of protection, he would seek a lot protection and this is specific to certain the press enough press or pm, not to the fight of prey.
So So apparently, we learn that the prophet SAW Allah while he was selling his night prayers. Were not just about quantity, quantity, but it was about the quality of the print.
Another Hadees here Hadees jabiru of your loved one who
he is found in Sahih Muslim.
The prophet SAW sent him was asked au seletti after Carla to total total note that he which prayer is best, he said the best Salat is that in which the yam is long, but the M is long.
And why is that? Why do you think
that is very meritorious, because you're going to be reading much more and so you're going to be reading
More of the woods of Allah subhanahu wa tada
as for the best type of prayer, and the best fasting it is that of profit, there would add insulin. In this next Hadith that is found the Buhari Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, The salette, which is dearest to Allah is that a prophet there would and and, and a song, which is dearest to Allah is that a prophet there would he used to sleep half of the night and get up to alpha Salat for one third of it, then sleep through the remaining one sixth of it, and he used to observe, observe some on alternative days. So
we find profitable and he said and he used to fast every ultimate day, one day he would fast and then the next day would break his first one day would fast and then say would break is fast and he would keep on going in this in this manner.
That's the best type of fasting and in the Select of the wood again, he would have a portion of sleep a portion of pm and a portion of sleep. Okay.
As for the best time to make, the best time to make is during the night time is during the last or the latter part of the night, the third part of the night, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said in the hadith of his fancy Muslim, he said,
Every night there is a special space or period of time, during which whatever a Muslim asks a lot of any good relating to this life and the hereafter, it will be granted to him. And this moment comes every night. So again, the best time to make if you need something, if you have a meseta is to ask in the third part of the night.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also as an arranger Allahu anhu if if he missed if he missed his night or his tahajjud prayer because of Jani from a reason from from, let's say he was ill, or the light he would offer 12 Records during the day. So the compensation is 12 so if you praying 11 at night normally, okay, then and you missed it for whatever reason, then during that time in the next morning, you pray 12 if that's what you if you if you're making them up
the prophets Allah while he was selling. Also
another interesting Hadith regarding night prayers had this Abba hora de la Juan who
he said Salah while he was selling May Allah show mercy to a man who gets up during the night and he offers salat, and he awakens his wife to pray. And if she refuses, he sprinkles water on her face for her to get up.
May Allah show mercy to a woman who gets up during the night and alpha solid awakens her husband for the same purpose and if he refuses, she sprinkles water on his face.
They don't they're pouring buckets. Okay?
And getting yourself into trouble. So the Hadith tells us about the conduct Yani of pious husband the pious husband is the one who wakes up his wife and the pious wife is the one who wakes up her husband. Okay, by me waking up gently gently said then wake up this is put some water or sprinkle some water on their face, okay, don't annoy them, do it in a pleasant manner as pleasant as can be inshallah hota Island. So this is what Muslims do they help each other to get to gender they help each other to reform themselves to better themselves in sha Allah who Thailand
another Hadith process Allah, Allah messenger he said, when a man awakens his wife during the night and they both have a tutor card so that together they are recorded among the men and women who celebrate remembrance of Allah. So if you pray with your husband or you pray with your wife, you will be recorded from amongst amongst the there Kirin Allah Hakka theorem with accurate, those who you'll be quoted amongst those pious and righteous people that remember Allah Subhana Allah much.
Another Hadith it's interesting to note that the process lm he said, It is hard it is fashionable Hello Muslim, that when one of you dozes off while offering the salad, he should lie down until his drowsiness has gone away from him and when one of you offers sonet Well, dozing he may abuse abuse himself instead of seeking pardoned so that's why it's important when you are praying that you need to be in any in a good mental sound state so that you don't go making that against yourself. You might say words that that are going to be any against yourself. Another Hadith, Hadith, Abu huraira also fan Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, When any one of you stands up for
salette at night and he finds it difficult to recite the Quran accurately and he's under
Of what he's reciting, he should get back to sleep. So again, the quality is very important. You need to ensure that you have a good amount of sleep or,
or a fair amount of sleep that will allow you that when you're reading in the court and in your night prayers, that you know what you were saying in chat a long time. So peace of mind, concentration, are very essential. And so, these are the words I leave you with regarding the excellence of night prayers and Allah Subhana hutan. as best I asked Allah Subhana Allah to bless me and to bless you with the ability of being from amongst those who remember Allah subhanaw taala much through the TM to the tahajjud through Tara we and through that which is pleasing to Allah subhanho to Allah is eco mala halen or sal Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Salam alaykum