Channel: Bilal Philips
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. This is another verse from the Quranic reflections series. And it is also from Surah Fatiha
the first chapter of the Quran,
it is the middle verse in a Serato almost again
show us the straight path. Point number one.
What is the most important thing, the only thing that we request in this prayer,
our daily prayer 17 times a day, that thing which we need the most as human beings guidance. As I said, Whoever Allah guides, none can misguide. So, we need to frequently request his guidance.
As we recite Surah Al Fatiha in our prayers. We have to make sure we reflect on this point. Point number two
about the straight path which Allah told us to ask for. Where is that straight path to be found? It is in the Quran and the Sunnah.
As the Prophet SAW, Selim told us, I've left behind two things, if you hold on firmly to them, you will never go astray. You will never stray from the straight path. The book of Allah and my sunnah.
So, the Quran and the authentic sunnah. These are the sources for the straight path. And as the Prophet SAW Salem was told by ally in the Quran to say cool, say, how did he say Amelie, this is my path my way, either Oh Ilahi Allah Sera, I call all people to Allah with clear knowledge, clear, understand, understanding. The third point of reflection is the knowledge imperative.
The necessity for having knowledge, as in the verse which I mentioned before, in which Allah told the prophet saw Salem to say that this is my straight path and I call people to it
on clear, understanding clear knowledge Masirah with knowledge, the products I sell them reiterated that telling us tolerable enemy for either Allah cola Muslim, seeking knowledge is an obligation for every Muslim.
We cannot find guidance without that knowledge. Guidance isn't based on ignorance.
It's based on knowledge. So we must have knowledge of the Quran and Sunnah in order for us to access the straight path, which Allah told us to pray for in each of our daily prayers, a total of 17 times a minimum of 17 times every day.
Salaam Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato.