Channel: Bilal Philips
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Peace and blessings
Allah long seller
and the novel's following the path of righteousness until the last day.
The topic for this morning
basically, is the obstacle,
obstacle which is in the way
of Islam developing
here and elsewhere as it should develop
and the intent
behind this topic
was to elaborate
on some of the fundamental conditions
that are necessary for the Muslim Ummah
what Allah has
made them responsible to achieve in this life.
And among those fundamental principles
is the principle of law
which I'm sure you're all familiar with,
easily translated as
the fear of
having this quality,
it comes from an Arabic
yuppie which means, to protect oneself.
coming from the same verb,
something to protect yourself with.
And scholars have
explained that the relationship between this meaning of shielding or protecting oneself
and the term taqwa
becomes also the basis by which people are
considered superior to others in Islam.
Allah subhanaw taala
has informed us
in sustenance for example,
chapter 16, verse 81, Allah says, The love of Allah, Allah,
Allah has saved with some of you over others in sustenance.
that in this life,
people are not equal.
A lot of favorites, some over others in a variety of different capacities.
However, the failure is
a part of the test of this life.
They're not even
on the basis of which we should feel proud
to feel superior
because these feelings of pride and superiority
something hatred in Islam.
said, Whoever has a mustard seeds worth of pride in his heart
will never enter Paradise.
For pride is something which is particularly despised in Islam.
if we were to identify within the Islamic context,
an original sin
would be pride
When he was commanded by Allah to bow,
before Adam along with the other angels, he refused to bow.
When Allah asked him, not because Allah didn't know. But when Allah asked him, Why he refused to bow to bring out what was inside of him.
Satan replied, that you made me
I am better than him.
Because you made me from fire, and you mean him from play.
when we look at issues of racism and nationalism, you see the same feelings are there. People feel they're better than others because they belong to a particular race, or because they belong to a particular nationality. You know, these feelings obviously have no place in Islam at all.
Feelings which are fundamentally opposed to the teachings of Islam with regards to creating mankind
from a single soul,
dividing them into various tribes and nations.
As I explained, in order that you may know each other
and then Allah goes on, to identify what in fact, is the basis under which certain people are considered superior to others, objectively
in the sight of a law, this is objective, he said, in a chroma komenda law,
that the most noble of you in the sight of a law is are those who have greater taqwa.
So Allah define that as being
the factor which elevates people over others
as our advisor, that we should not wish for those things that he has saved with others. Some stuff
is not something which Allah favors some of the others would mean that he gives someone for taqwa and he doesn't give so until taqwa
he gives one soul so much money and again so and so, this money is something which we earned by an act of faith.
But in the material world, what a lot of feminists with this is
bands which allow gifts,
which are not put in our hands and Associates and will not recommend No.
Be balaclava. do not wish for what Allah has favored some of you over others
some of us over others.
Because the law knowing the capacities of people, has given them certain tests
which are suitable for them.
We may desire these things. But if we have them it will be too much for
Allah advises, establish what it looks like it would be nice and good. However, you don't know what the end result will be for you.
Alive destined for you to have what you have, because that's what suitable for you.
idea from Muslim
to those below you or not those above you, it is better for you so that you do not deny
blessings on you look to those
meaning in the material world
a lot of others
don't look at those who have been favored over you, because it will only create in your heart discontentment.
which can destroy your own be
can be destroyed by these feelings. So we advise not to look to those above a golden favorite over instead look to the lowest because no matter what circumstance we find ourselves in, there are always some people who are below us economically, more hard assets tied up etc.
And by doing that
we remember Yes, you know, I'm not so bad or faster or
alive favorite me in this way in that way and
that way we protect ourselves from a lot of displeasure.
on the final two moments
as well as in another occasion, when he spoke about
being clear and being clear.
That statement and other statements. He had mentioned that he said a taqwa have pointed to his heart, saying that copper is in the heart, fundamentally, meaning that it is not something which
one can measure.
I cannot measure your level of taqwa. You cannot measure my level of taqwa.
When a judge in general by our actions of people,
saying that someone who doesn't seem to have very much taqwa because they're doing a lot of things which are displeasing to Allah,
and so on, so seems to have worked, because he or she seems to be doing a lot of things which are pleasing to Allah. However, these are superficial judgments.
We don't know what is going on inside of a prison. And there was a particular incident
is recorded in a Muslim
during the Battle of Heber
was quoting the people saying
he was a martyr
and other people who had been killed, were lying there.
And, you know, saying that people are saying, this one's a monster, that was a monster.
He came across a person he said,
by no means
I have seen him in hell. In a coke, which he took from the spoils definately
Bo Omar announced to the people three times that only the true believers will enter Paradise.
clarify this point of
who fully believes and
normally we would assume that a person
is life for the sake of Allah.
ultimate act of
giving of one's own life.
However, this individual
was fighting, not for the sake of Allah.
In fact, he was fighting for the spoils of war.
When he when he had an opportunity to steal
to take more than his share from the spoil system.
Act, though on the outside, everybody.
dismantled the matter, possessing among the highest of levels of
contrast, Alan said that he saw him in hell.
let us know
that taqwa is not something that we automatically can judge from the outside.
It's something which is an internal factor.
And when we look at the various
practices and teachings of Islam, with regards to acts of worship, etc, if I'm
most of them,
if not all, guiding people towards
the state of
for example, with regards to fasting, we find a lot of
lady named publikum.
All you have been,
fasting has been prescribed for you as it was, before you, in order that you may be of those who have Taqwa.
this concept of taqwa
wherein one seeks to protect oneself from the grace of Allah,
one can only do so, if one is conscious.
This is why the term taqwa is also expressed in English as God consciousness.
And when we look with regard to follow, you find a lot of thing up in philologically established the prayer for my remembrance, so
and virtually all aspects of a vida
to keep us in a state of consciousness of Allah.
In that when a person is conscious of Allah,
aware that ally is watching,
then that person would seek to not do the things which will be pleasing to Allah. And it is when we forget Allah,
that Satan finds the opening
is able to approach us suggests evil will fall into evil.
struggle, constant struggle between the remembrance of Allah and the forgetfulness of Allah.
remembrance of Allah ensures righteousness, forgetfulness of Allah
opens the door for.
this is a
concept the concept of a law concept of appearing the law concept of protecting yourself from the wrath of the law. All of this is related to
and all of it
the bow, which seeks to develop
a basic principle system 60 developing us
which ultimately is the foundation of righteousness, when a person
develops these principles,
works towards these principles.
The achievement of it
and one the status of being a friend of Allah.
The friends of Allah, there in common belief, a friend of Allah, which is a
term used by Allah.
When one EU law
translated in common parlance says same
in fact, from my point of view, we have no thing.
And the qualities are the things distinguish the so called saints in the common people's eyes is that person
Individual performs miracles.
However, from a planning perspective,
is one who has developed
as the law said in
chapter 10, verses 62 and 63. And I
certainly no fear no we shall overcome the
Avila, the friends of Allah. Those who believe and have Taqwa
these are the friends of Allah.
and explain in more detail, because always gonna go to
we have to look to see what to say on various issues that are just
we find the details identified for us.
And then find the particular hobbies and put it in both high and Muslim
In the law,
Allah Almighty said,
going to be
a friend of mine.
I have declared war upon him.
our life law, or law
seeks to harm that individual.
Allah has declared war against that person.
This is obviously a state which loves to seek
me, a call
is conveying to us words of Allah.
my servant doesn't come closer to me.
by anything more than enough to me, the things have made compulsory for him.
come closer to Allah to achieve the sake of friendship, or being a friend of Allah.
the basic compulsory things which allow
anyone who is not established, this can never be a friend of Allah.
In other words, there are no shortcuts.
Now you have bodies of people who have a shortcut.
You do this, you say that.
And you'll be here, but no
alive explains that
the only route to the compound.
Then following that,
he went on to say to my
to do the compulsory things, he continues to come closer to a law by doing voluntary acts of worship, until
each and every one of the compulsory acts of worship has a voluntary aspect to it, which the compulsory supposed to engender in us should develop in us a desire to do the voluntary
because the voluntary when a person is doing the voluntary act of worship, then what has happened is that their
acts of worship are transformed from ritual into a way of life.
becomes a part and parcel of the person's lifestyle. So this fella compulsory five times, then we have what we call the Sunnah, prayers before and after. And also a variety of others
you know, concerning the
Torah and a variety of others and whenever we have an issue that we have to deal with, we have to make a decision that you will need to look at in a
different things like this, that are given to us
voluntary philosophers to do
all these different voluntary acts,
when we make them a part of our life built out of the compulsory, then tala takes on a living quality, it is shifted from the level of ritual to the level of
lifestyle. Similarly with fasting before, Ramadan is compulsory, but the goal is not just that we're gonna be here, but that fasting becomes a way of life for
You combine that with Ramadan, you get the reward of fasting the whole year, and three days, a month 13 1415, then to fast on Mondays and Thursdays, Mondays and Thursdays the gates of Paradise opened. So we're encouraged to back this time.
So what we try to develop here is a consistent attitude towards fasting we're fasting is something that we're doing on a regular basis, because what's happening, fasting is developing self restraint,
personal control over desires,
whether for food, or for sexual relations, no control over our tongue, etc. All these controls are something that we need only one month a year, is something we need throughout the year. So this doesn't become a reality until fasting become a way of life for us.
However, again, the chi is there to develop an attitude towards development of generosity or is it something which is an automatic member we have an opportunity to share with others to help others we reach out,
you know, this is a way of life. This is these are the aspects of taqwa, we develop it through the empathy, the implementation of the fundamental principles of Islam, and then build on top of the voluntary acts of worship.
And of course, Allah when Allah in the Hadith
to say that,
when a person does this,
then a law
will answer any prayer that he asks.
And if such a person seeks
protection, Allah will protect him.
if we feel the love of Allah,
and Allah love those who are your friends,
as well as those in general who do,
allow for those who are friends, then we have to attain and achieve that love through establishing the things which are compulsory for
the bottom line.
And Allah had said in the plan, clarifying this point, in quantum law,
you seek the love of Allah, if you love the law, then follow Prophet Muhammad, Allah and allow will love you, following him is by doing things which are compulsory, then building on top of it is recommended. For it becomes a way of life. Now.
Once that becomes a reality,
then in fact,
achieve happiness in this life.
The bottom line to happiness something that
Everybody struggles for
the materialist society
offers a variety of different
activities to achieve happiness.
However, reality lets us know that happiness achieved by the material
holiday begins in
a car runs for so many years and it breaks down
How may be nice as one time then it may become dysfunctional or it may burn down or whatever
associated with happiness in this life, material things are passing things,
once you have them, when you seek other things, because, in fact, this happiness is only a fulfillment of a physical desire.
And when you fulfill a physical desire,
there are the desire to replace it soon afterwards.
And even that physical desire, when you fulfill it
is likely to increase itself.
In the same area, as Solomon said, If
a man was given
a value of gold, he will desire another one.
You know, as we say, in the West, the grass is always greener on the other side.
This is our desire.
There is no ending to it. And
desires on end or desire doesn't end until we are in the grave.
So, we can never achieve happiness.
fulfillment of material desire.
Happiness only comes with taqwa.
Allah decree law
is only a remembrance of a law.
When a person sees taqwa,
then his or her heart comes to
meaning that they are not driven.
need one more of this and more of that. And whenever problems arise, they're in a state of confusion and fear and doubt and all this know, their heart is at rest.
They understand the vicissitudes of life, the ups and the downs, they understand
that ultimately, the whole of their life is a blessing as possible and said,
life is good.
And this is only the case of a true believer
is good come to him.
And if harm comes to him, calamity strikes him, he's patient,
at a law again, was in flight. So, the whole of life because life is between these two, isn't it? calamity and success,
difficulty and ease
as defined in the manual,
with every difficulty comes easy.
So what happens is that both sides of the coin
the good times and even
though the control happy with our success, the very thing that we forget a lot and our responsibilities
are Do you remember that it will come along, even though Yes, we we tried etc. But ultimately achieving that was from Allah.
Because we cannot guarantee the results of any of our acts. We can try we can decide make decisions and we can move. But whether we are successful in our efforts or not, this is according to the destiny of Allah. Allah grant. So if we get the blessing from Allah, so remember that it is a blessing, thank Allah. And what good is India we tried to share with others.
And if we find a time of difficulty, we realize that yes, it is a result of some evil
We have done and whatever harm because whatever pain we feel whatever this purification process is.
So it is about being patient. So we patiently bed knowing that it's not going to last forever.
calamity, difficulty does not come to a person and just remain.
But it is raised after some time. So if we're patient, then Allah rewards us, even in the time of calamity.
But as far as I said, it pays patience, is at the time of the calamity, if not afterwards, later on, you know, as on one occasion, when when he said that one case, when he suddenly the statement, he had passed by a woman who was crying, tears, you know, screaming wailing,
asked a woman, what the problem was, she told me, he told us, I told her to, you know, control,
he advised her to control herself.
So, you know, she turned to me and told me what do you know, you know,
whatever, fallen hasn't fallen, you know, maybe in other words, if you disarmed, you'd be screaming just like me.
is obviously somebody couldn't communicate with, you know, this point in time
is bad, I shouldn't do this, I shouldn't say
no, patience is at the time of the calamity.
You know, that's when the patience is required.
So, keeping this in mind,
we need to approach our
worship with renewed vigor.
You know, after the Muslims for a while,
or after we have re awoken to our exam, sometimes it's very easy to fall back into, you know, the routine, the work
done routinely. And in doing that, again,
though, we might be fulfilling the ritual,
the real reward for it, we're losing
the real reward for it, we're losing. Because it's only when we
do that ritual, with full fervor really, from our heart, sincere,
that we are getting the word. Otherwise, the physical movements have fallen over an
obligation of prayer. But it doesn't earn for us reward.
It removes the obligation, but doesn't earn any reward, we don't go with it. There's no growth, or we should constantly be seeking
growth, because none of us has prayed the perfect prayer.
That's for sure. None of us has played the perfect player. So it means that there is room for improvement. Constantly there are honest with ourselves, we know there is so much more that we can do.
So we should strive
to look back in our
prayer and assess ourselves. To what degree are we in fact, praying, as we should
have said, Pray, as you saw me play some new camera.
But he is not only talking about the physical movements, yes, that part of it.
But he is also talking about the spiritual aspect of that prayer
is encouraging us to try to seek
fundamentally that complete prayer
is what we have to work for. Whenever we lose that desire to work for it, then we know that we're in trouble. We're flipped backwards, so as to constantly check ourselves and step up again. Same thing with fasting. First that we fasted Ramadan, if it was those of us who converted to Islam or those of us who reverted by becoming aware of their Islam again.
You know, that first fasting as a conscious person conscious choice, it had a certain
greatness and power to it. That you know, was faster.
The weather seems to lose. But in fact, we should be going from strength to strength.
We should be striving to maintain that.
And it is maintainable, not as a constant. There will always be ups and downs because that's how our faith is a taqwa. It's not like you reach a certain level and it's just you know, they're 100% all the time. No, you know, I was reading up on is going down, there is increase in decrease.
So, we have to work towards that increase to keep it on the increase. And fundamentally
what increases taqwa is righteous deeds, what decreases it is evil. The
bottom line, there are no secrets you know, in Islam how to increase acquire is no secret formula is very clear and outward well known. righteous deeds increases taqwa. Because the righteous needs to do righteous deeds to consciously seek that which is pleasing to Allah. So we're constantly seeking the pleasure of Allah naturally, that means, increasing our awareness of Allah.
And when we fall into evil,
we are weakening our faith. This is a sign of a weakening of faith and the act itself weakens our faith.
Because what is connected with it is forgetfulness of
forgetfulness. And what comes with that forgetfulness ultimately, is literally a state of Missouri, as we said, with the remembrance of Allah comes to happiness, the happiness that can remain with us happiness, meaning a sense of contentedness, which can remain with us through times of ease and as well as times of difficulty. What comes with the forgetfulness of Allah is a state of misery.
The face where we are mostly concerned with the material things, trying to fulfill it trying to achieve happiness with and being incapable of doing so.
line from an Iran victory in Allah whom ISIS and bunker, whoever turns away from my remembrance
will find himself or herself in a miserable life, they will have a miserable life.
found an emphasize a thing.
For the dinner, that the flavor worshipper of the Gooderham and the Drina affect the dollar, and the Deutschmark.
The worshipper of
will always be miserable.
One who makes money, the whole goal of life will never be satisfied. He said, the more they have, the more they want, when they get so much they can't use it. They're worried about people trying to steal it. So it's just a constant state of turmoil that the person gets caught up in.
And that's the state of those who have forgotten the law. So, always inside one to establish the fundamentals.
Never forget the fundamentals, we cannot do the closeness to allow without the fundamentals, the fundamentals will not in order to no matter what additional things we do.
It will not bring us closer to Allah. We cannot give precedence to secondary acts over the fundamental acts.
As in the case for example of Pelican surgery.
We have the practice among some that if they come into the masjid
and the ally to Gemma is on
they will seek to do the to work out sooner before believing that this is Sunnah wa Cara and emphasize another purpose. Allah never left this. And it's true. He never left, whether he was traveling and traveling use up all of the other sooner, but he would always pray the two before he read it is you know,
very strongly recommended. However,
if the compound refer is
on, then this is not the time to do that sooner
is whenever the compulsory prayer has been called for no other prayer is acceptable except that prescribed prayer.
So it's not acceptable is the principle of drawing from that karmic law that you don't give precedence to sooner over
In the compulsory So, always we have to build our base first and foremost there that foundation
established the compulsory and we said that the point is that we concentrate on the compulsory
This is where our greatest emphasis should be, and the sim that is additional to help us because fundamentally we look at the similar practices, they are there to help us with the composite composite it helps to to fill the void created by laxatives or deficiencies in are compulsory and
at the same time, it gives us more fervor and prepares us better for the compulsory only do so, now before the foreign
What are we doing, we are preparing ourselves to deal with the font
This is why it's important to keep that some other topics because you don't fit into the farm coming out of a work situation etc. Usually you're carrying all of your environment all of your experiences in with you, you know whereas if you do so, now, first you have to start is bringing stuff in the correct frame of mind you know this is worship here, this is why we were instructed whenever we go inside a Masjid, we should pray to God before sitting down, you sit down and you start talking about this and the other
person. So, you pray to before sitting down Put yourself in that frame of mind helps to prepare yourself for the composite. So, the two ideas side by side primary emphasis should be there on the composite in all of the acts we try to build on top of it with the voluntary
and in doing so, inshallah we will achieve that status that type status which Allah has identified as being a friend of Allah, this is something worthy for each and every one of us to seek
staff here our session goes on till till can so we'll leave the last half hour inshallah for questions preferably questions on the topic
and if we have exhausted those then we can go on to general questions
You can find this is Bokhari or Muslim tradition
recommended a what they call
the days of the full moon
if you need an exact reference said you can write me I can dig it up or somebody here recalls exactly where
sigh Muslim. Okay.
While I grew up
in reference to the topic a two part question
in reference to the supermarket that is that
status does that justify to the salon
or is it a plaque the margareth like the sodas aftermarket deserve that the issue?
And the My second question is, you mentioned the six days as your wall
I can't recollect where I was reading that there was a
it was referred to email Malik and it was missing a bit
if it was in his book, his view was referred that the six days issue wall was a business so it may be if you can elaborate on that.
Okay, the first part of your question
which was again,
Cinema Camera, Cinema Camera means the emphasize sooner something was
emphasized over the other acts of sooner, you know, sooner meaning voluntary acts among the voluntary has promised to stress on some over others.
This has been classified as pseudonym Walker he didn't call it that
But the scholar is in, in analyzing putting things on different levels in terms of priorities, they put those ones with Congress and emphasized and identified it by this title, Suna Walker.
The two before 5g are considered a marketer, but not the tool before the hood to you know, after a marketer or a separate marketer between the two before fudger in a wizard, for example, you know, is amongst the marketer because bosasa lemon emphasized it, the tool before you sit down in the masjid, this is marker because you've commanded it, you know,
and there are a number of others in not just the prayers, but also in fasting and so on. So, you know,
also in regards to the six days of survival,
I don't know about the reference about you know, being big, but this is also well established in a number of the authentic books, the issue about whether the six has to be one after the other, or whether they could be you know,
a couple of days and skipping and also this is an open issue, you know, you can do it, however you wish.
Those six days can be done however you wish there has to be done all together, they can be done
individually, but they are sufficient authentic traditions, to confirm that this is a part of the suddenness without a doubt
without a doubt, and if you find a statement of Mr. Malik like this, or for example, Imam Abu hanifa he denied that there was a Salah for rain or rain Salah You know, he denied that, because the traditions that had come to him
were not authentic this question from systems were not authentic. So he denied that there existed a separate Salah for him. However, his two students abusive and Mohammed Shivani they both confirmed it because they later came across the narrations in our third generation and confirmed it. So, you know statements of the moms
they have always to be weighed against the authentic traditions. Because the collection the major compilation of authentic traditions took place after the time of the great amounts.
The major compilation took place after the time of the Betamax Mr. Malik, for example. never talked about that in Medina.
Except rose Mahajan. That was it. He never traveled. This is why when the callus Herman saw in his period, had instructed
Mr. Malik to put together this book, which you put together a call the walk top book of traditions of Bahasa salam, along with rulings of the Sahaba in his own judgments
when he compiled it, and Alonso wanted to make this the constitution for the whole Muslim world Muslim empire that was ruled by him at the time. My mother refused. It wouldn't allow it said, because the companions of the cosmos Flm, spread fire and light, and all of them took with them, part of the Sunnah.
And perhaps the people that are practicing passes didn't reach me. So to impose that on them would be incorrect
to say, so this was how he, his approach to that knowledge situation was. And he always told his companions, that everybody's statements,
everybody's statements has to be weighed, some of which you will accept some of which you will not. And he said, If I have said anything, which goes against a large book, and the sudden of the problems I sell them, then you take the sun out and throw mine against the wall.
This was Mr. Malik's position. So that's how we look at statements, you know, if it is correctly attributed to Mr. Malik, it is one based on a lack of information which led him to make that decision, right or that the traditions which came to him in this light, were not authentic. But otherwise, for us, when we go and look at a circumstance. We don't say okay, well, I'm not gonna do this sooner because Malik said it was it was better.
That's how I go back. But if I do that, even though somebody has never better will look, he must learn how
to do it is not for me my Malik. No, if you do that, then you have deviated because
demotic himself when he was asked by some of his students, if we follow a Sahabi
does not know the monster is the Sahaba. If we follow his hobby, will we be on the correct path?
And remember, he said no, unless that's the hobby was correct, because the truth is one.
So if he is instructing them not to blindly follow a hobby
He's telling the same thing. You know, we don't follow any individual blindly, except with Sumo lasala.
He is the only human being who we follow blindly, whether we understood what he said, or we didn't understand the reasoning behind it or whatever. He said it without follow it. Yes, you can say,
That's what I'm doing. That's all right. That's the right way. You know, you give precedence to what risotto Sallam said and did over what anybody else said and did.
No matter what logical evidence might have been for you at this time, the other you know,
fly drops in your drink, you know?
And you take enjoy that with it. You're gonna
die from this disease?
Jackson, you think they fit in and throw it out? Because under one wing is disease and under the other wing, it's
what the microscope is seen the fly and all the jokes, he says?
Have you understood everything about the fly?
I mean, has science reached a point where they'll identify the reason
was that 100 years ago, somebody told you that if you take some poison, and it will help your heart condition, you know, you say Are you mad? Taking prizmo can you die from it. But today, they extract from the poison of the Cobra.
small quantities, but still is poison. And they will inject it in your body when you have heart conditions
to help your heart.
Besides the limitations of science
problems, SLM has told us something inauthentic tradition finish,
we follow him blindly.
So whenever we hear that said, these kind of statements, you know, I should listen to the amounts etc. We always put them in the light of
this basic position that they're human beings, they could have made mistakes, just as they were correct or rewarded for their mistakes. They are rewarded for their mistakes, but we are not rewarded propelling their mistakes. If we do so blindly, actually commit a sin. If we follow their mistakes, knowing their mistakes, we are committing sin,
where they're rewarded for their mistakes as possible and said that if a mistake is somebody who strives to find the truth,
Judge is something to be
correct. And it is incorrect.
And if you judge the correct and it is correct.
This is the
reward for the mistake one was to find the truth
and make the judgment on the basis of it.
However, if one judge is in ignorance,
one doesn't seek to find the truth
but makes rulings and judgments then whether one is correct or incorrect.
Whether one is correct or incorrect, us
more reward for being correct. In fact, punishment because one has judged
on ignorance. We're required if we want to make judgments and it should be based on knowledge.
I'm gonna answer some questions from my sisters in questions.
The person is used to praying the heart and tahajud then is afflicted with
for example, pain in the knees, etc. From time to time, that only permits wants to pray the product. Can the person pray sitting
I'm assuming that as the sister had been in the process and and pray natural setting
With regards to the first part of the question is one permitted to play sitting, I guess this is in reference to the higher hazard, meaning that they are having some difficulty in
kneeling excessive because of bad knees. So they play the part of standing going through the full thing, but these others are going to do sitting.
Considering the fact that pastor Sam did say that the prayer sitting is worth half of the prayer standing.
The person thing is hard for the person standing for one who has more difficulty understanding.
The problems are seldom facing when he had difficulty standing.
is that capacity meaning that you will see some people they will do the standing, they'll be part of this city standing and they will participate? You know, some people it's common practice to add the sooner sitting and they say, Melissa sola pasatiempo. But he did, when he did it at a time when he had difficulty standing.
When a person has difficulty standing, then the reward for spraying something is like the report for things standing.
consistency helps strengthen the relationship between one and a law in the law, love this consistency done for pleasure. Yes, the concept of consistency that our law loves, that we'll do a little consistency, with consistency, more than he loves us to do a lot inconsistently.
To do the farrand regularly and properly is more rewarding than doing a five and a lot of fun now.
And then we neglect after that.
if he began to do something,
he started his new practice.
Always continue to do it. Like the occasion, when, after, after prayer, decided to pray.
And one of his wives believe he was on Selma asked him what
he said was these are two
after river, people had come into the masjid, you know, after the prayer and had some discussion with him. And he didn't have the opportunity to do it. So he was doing it after after.
So we understand a number of things from that, that paying us to ask them to sitting in the sun. This is not allowed, if we're just feeling like praying and we decide to get up and play them. Right. But if there is a reason for that prayer, like we have missed the sooner earlier songs or come into the masjid, you know, and we were instructed to pray before sitting down, we are permitted to do that prayer. But anyway, as you did this to us, then that became a standard, praying to us for the rest of his life.
This was a Salah to maintain the consistency. So the idea of consistency, of course, is very important.
And it was done
is beloved to Allah. Because it is on the basis of this test, we can build a
structure of Islam. You know, it's like the infrastructure and then we have the superstructure. The superstructure has to be built on that consistent foundation.
That is the bare bones of Islam. The five pillars.
I asked here this question is asking because any man here in Detroit, saw me praying like this and he stopped me from praying to Naco
when I'm in Spain,
this is not correct.
A person is definitely permitted to press
they have difficulty standing. And I know for example, my mother, she just accepted Islam on the law, this past Ramadan along with my father, and she had to pray from the very beginning. She tried praying going through the motions and it was just too much work.
Good. So she plays a part, you know, right from the very beginning, in a sitting position, while she stands the first five minutes, she sits on a polarity, she could just sit through the whole thing, but she prefer that nice title standing. And she sits down when
we're going to record cetera. So she has to, and that's because your knees won't be able to take it, you know, she's 72 years old,
you know, difficult time to start getting into these things, if you've not been, you know, doing something like this in earlier stage.
Another question are the natural ibadah as voluntary acts of worship,
acceptable by our law
based on completion of a military and Sunnah ibadah.
For example, one must complete all the sudden the first before 100 is accepted, no.
Everything which is not compulsory is voluntary. Actually, in Arabic, the term natural includes what is called sin. And what is is separated into Superman, NASA, NASA, actually is what is masculine.
It's all voluntary. Some of that voluntary parts are seldom prescribed, some of it may just come from yourself.
It's not a requirement that you do the ones which he prescribed before you do one from yourself. Of course, it is preferable,
it is preferable that you do the things that he recommended preferable
because obviously what he recommended was the best.
And when you have to believe that what you recommend was the best.
However, if for example,
like making a car
out of some good that has come to them, they just want to give thanks to Allah. Right. But they haven't done it sooner after
the war for example, it doesn't mean that they have to go to that soon after or before they do this prayer is not a requirement.
However, it is good to
or I would even say preferable that one completes what has been recommended by the process. And following that whenever one likes to do some fun goes ahead and does it. So we say it is recommended to follow that methodology. First before the compulsory, they were
recommended of the voluntary terms for myself whenever we would like to do so. But in the case of the farmer and the sinner, where the Sunnah cannot come when first is required. This is not the same as when we're dealing in the area of the voluntary the virus he was processing them prescribed, and that which comes just directly from ourselves. You know, one may be preferable but not compulsory,
as in the case of the sooner
any authentic ad substantiate
the woman way of making allies described by Gemma to
the way of the law for the women. And it will not just give us a tablet with the Hanafi madhhab in general, is the start in the Hanafi madhhab that the women have a different prayer.
In on you'll see books coming France a lot from Turkey, for example, as part of the Hanafi madhhab democratic Jamaat, but the books from the prayer for men, the prayer for women to different books. The problem was as Ellen said, Sir, Luca camara,
pray, and you didn't say one for the men, one for the woman.
And the seals which they have assigned for the woman to do our thing, which was that tell him not to do
in all US, pushing us on the ground, putting yourself on your thighs, you know, putting your elbows in when you make all of these things are things which had nothing to do some of the other things that they say for example, in the case of the man who raises his hands, you know, away from his body, near his ears are behind his ears, and they normally tell and then
up to the ears and for the woman it is to the level of the shoulders. You know, the idea that you know, she doesn't raise their hands up because they feel that this will, you know, show her body more than he did both. He didn't specify one for the men one for women. So you may raise your hand
To level of yours, or to the level of the shoulders as you like, if you choose one or the other, meaning that, you know, you don't start mixing it up and making your version, you know, on the first record you do to the shoulders when your second record coming up to your ears, you know, no, you got to be careful again, about that column did this or did that it doesn't mean now you start to mix it up and make your own version, right.
At the same time, similarly, when it's, you know, they say, well, for the men, he places his hands, right and left below the navel, but for the women, they put it on your chest. And the rationale being they're covering their breasts. Right? So this is more protective of her body, right? But no, this is a lovely, inauthentic tradition, he plays right hand and left on the chest. There are no authentic traditions of him placing it underneath navel or below the naval. The authentic is the chest right and left on the chair. So it's just one
placing the right hand on the left hand on the chest
a lot, and I was wondering which one?
Is there any proof as to
the authenticity of the police regimes beginning this 20th thought? And how can we distinguish between which is the correct way? You know, when we know that, apart from homicides, I've never played 21 times. And it's the heart of who we are indeed.
obliged to follow someone has started this, is there any authenticity to this? Okay. One thing we have to keep in mine, of course, filament says the father, his son and the son of the righteous callus after him. Now, if this were authentically established as Omar, regular man who did begin this plenty, then it is something we were asked to consider seriously. However, there is no evidence
of his being the one who started the 20 rockets of
no authentic evidence at all.
Yes, he is the one that got the people behind wanting Ma'am, this is authentic. Right. And though he called it
you know, a good big that this was not meaning that there is such a thing as the the hustler in the religion, but just that he had revived the good tradition and new, which was new to the people that that they had forgotten where the damage was, but he's not doing something for us and didn't do, right. So, the correct
choice if one is to choose,
in accordance with the way of problems, or seven is the eight, you know, followed by three with it. And if one chooses difficulties, okay, you want to put forth you
know, numbers, anything, once you deal with the voluntary, there are no numbers that are put as limitations
with the way of the process, which we have to accept this being the best. So if you want to do 20 is okay, but don't think that 20 is better than eight.
Don't think that 20 is better than eight, but if you wish to do 30, to feel to do more, okay? It's like for example, if you want to fast every day is not permitted.
not permitted for you to fact every day.
However, the next desk pathways you want to find every day, when you are permitted to fast the fastest download
my tracking every other day, and alternate days. However, this wasn't
fast was Mondays and Thursdays. That's the best one.
If you feel you got to do more wherever, then there's the limitation or you can't go to you know, every day because this is something which may be harmful to you. So you take a step away from that. And that is the fact of
doubt or a salon.
Don't think at the same time that fast is better than the faster problems
because you may have a condition. You want to get married. If I
told you that if you can't get married, then fast right?
So I mean you're fasting is one ibadah at the same time it is require protecting yourself
so you have the fastest route you know if you have any real problems you know you have the fastest route otherwise go with the fast lane which is Mondays and Thursdays.
This is also on Salah, Salah. Otherwise, I want to continue with questions of the sisters. Okay, brother, you mentioned about the praise of the Prophet did when he was traveling initially not too long, because before budget, high stress, you know, but which appraiser did he do that while he was traveling
I'm not certain that it was specified as he did so, but he puts so much emphasis on it, it is most likely tragic for him
he was making it all the time, it was a constant is not for us to do it as a constant comes in all the time. But for him it was so I will assume that his making
was also a consistent practice of his so to maintain with reason and travel would be recommended.
Salah Now, if the Commerce Clause was the law, or the man has been learned the law has been individuals who would like stand in salon line once the opening tag did has been announced and splitting this wagon
still doing this or brothers of beginnings for line someone is still reading Quran
what what about these practices? Shouldn't individuals abandon this once they once the call has been given things should be stopped meeting have
a reading of the plan? No one should stop for the way the plan and join the prayer definitely with the economy in terms of miswak You know, this was this was, you know something which was highly recommend by farmers and send them to just to do it and then make it clear, is this permissible,
permissible even after the salons began? Well, this is part of your you know, your process, whatever I mean, it's going, you know, you've done it, you start to make the karma you started and then you join the line is still up, of course, I was created to be a mom, you know, what, what is instructed of us that, you know, either an individual and family or somebody that the mom is set to be followed by that.
If he did not
really, you should have stopped doing whatever other things you're doing that would be preferable, that you do not ask to the moments may be
different, right? Because in the comment section of the lines, you still have time you can be doing your miswak but that's not stopping you from
going ahead with the fun part of your own preparation. Right. So as long as he has made a beer,
then you can still make new use the new swag. But once he makes that beer then enough tuck it away and you know make the beer following him. And I have some brothers
tell other individuals that once the first law has begun if you came in and you're performing a sinner, and the Salah has begun within the masjid in July, that you should abandon the Sunnah and lineup refers to Allah. This is a question now of jihad
is a question I wished he had. He said that once the vehicle has been given, no Salah is acceptable except the prescribed prayer. Now some have interpreted that to mean that even if you started away another prayer, he should abandon that and join others have not this is meaning that they interpret it to mean that you want the farmers in giving you don't start any other prayer. But if you have already begun in another a bother
that you complete that and join the compulsory This is this area. You know, some suggest that if you haven't reached the core of the first rock if you haven't, in other words completed gone past the point of no return so to speak of the first rock then you break the prayer and join the main
you know so it is something I would say in this regard. It is optional.
It is optional if you feel you just died or whatever you want to abandon it and join the compulsory then go ahead and do so. But if somebody chooses
Just to complete it and then join, then give me don't have the right to stop them from doing so.
Because in this respect, the hobbyist is not specific.
clarify exactly what was meant here. So now scholars have gone both ways with it.
Continuing on in the same unfollow
for cinema 4d a lot.
And I have seen people praying for some forethought altogether and some people trying to separate the two. So what is the hubby's actual views about this? Well, the the four before is not against specific,
specify that it was true true for the other hobbies that was referred to
as making the volunteer prayers, in fact, and also this idea of him, you know, making a wish or continually that, you know, praying maybe
without a break making, completing, say this has been doing to then to move and to and to like discontinue they only make into Shahada after every two phagocyte
are not making any sound. And so the last is a number of different directions. So, though I think the majority vote that
in outside of the Twitter's tahajjud for the tools that is done in some, as you know, should be into completing the two and then doing another to what I know is the hanafy practice to do four completely. But I don't think there is the I mean, the first four and it's not specified. So there's not actual credit
for paying for it as altogether. Now as strong as you know, not outside of the compulsory. This is where the others have inferred of our concluded that those who must or should be to them to
know that is a safer position in the sense that you're sure about that being okay. Because that is the purpose and described as making sure named is fashion. The other way, it is possible that it was correct. Also, it's possible. Okay. I just got the five minute signal. So Alinea sisters had a bunch of questions, I just answered a bunch from the brothers. So let me just try and knock off a few more of the sisters question.
Since there is no compulsion in Islam, do you force aspirin activity to do injunctions such as wearing a job, or pants above the ankles? Especially if your
transition has not come from a crime in some ways,
especially if they are doing the basics? What I'm trying to ask is do you let them build taqwa on their own? Or do you force
or just urge
once the children have reached puberty,
you know, this represents
maturity majority in Assam,
to try to force them
becomes difficult. It can create instead, a total rejection.
That is when I was just trying to encourage to lead with and to, to build whatever support we can to them to do the basics. And as the system is asking, here, they're doing the basics, you know, is the girl is wearing a scarf. She's wearing clothing, she's not exposing herself, but he wanted to wear
you know, outer garments, which is the proper, right, the other way. Of course, there's some difference of opinion as to you know, whether a garment strippers were sufficiently moves, and the same level of their job, whether it can be in two pieces, and that conservative jilbab or not, you know, these are the areas of rationale and reasoning, etc. But the point is that the jilbab was that which is clearly an outer garment is the best, that is really what should be. But if the girl is wearing a scarf and covering herself modesty, and she just can't do it. She's really sparked activity to try to force her to do this and to go into a situation and you gotta go into for
example, a non Islamic school. You know, where she is, you know, under ridicule as it is just wearing a scarf. Me psychologically, you can create somebody who just doesn't want to deal with Islam as soon as they reach that position with legally they can just break away and run away and leave whatever you have mostly over them. That's where they're headed. So we have to try to work with them especially you know, as system
they came into a slum at a time when the children already older, we are instructed to eat the codes if they don't want to make Salah whenever we can, and this is before puberty, they still apply a certain amount of force, try to make them do it. In other words, to get them there before they reach puberty, because once they reach puberty, if they've not established the pair, then you know, you got somebody who you know, you just have to grow from now, because you cannot force that child, once they reach puberty and onwards where they are with a certain level of maturity to choose for themselves, you cannot force them to pray anymore in your home.
You know, you can remove them from your home, if you find that they're bringing corruption, for example, but if for example, they're inconsistent in their prayer, they'll pray on occasion, maybe they go to drama with on a regular, you know, five times daily, they're not consistent. Right? So keep them out of the home again, at that point, it's not wise
to say how do you establish a pro Get out of my home? No, it's not wise. I would say it's not wise. You know, unless the person you know, they're bringing drugs in, they bring in, you know, girlfriends and Fridays. Okay, this is a situation where you have to tell them to leave, either they abide by basic laws of the house or they must leave.
So I would suggest that the best approach is encouragement, as opposed to forcing one to try to force the young people to submit by the another question if one has finished fasting, the previous Ramadan women, and the next time along comes the person without finishing.
What is the ruling for that person?
Those Miss days, we may miss days, they shouldn't be done.
The person should ask the last forgiveness rather than delayed is past the next Ramadan. Because you know, as the
wives of the Prophet SAW, Selim described that they would complete their fasting before the next Ramadan. So this is what is supposed to be but if a person still doesn't, hasn't done it, by the fact that fast comes and they still didn't do it. After that Ramadan, they said, it's still on them to do
this last question, we'll have to stop now.
If a person is angry with someone or bitter, how can they remove this rancor from their heart? The person doesn't want to feel this way but recognizes this rank and height came to life. If the individuals are mentioned at any time, will know often acts destroy this unwanted rancor. Yes, you know, the doing of
voluntary acts of worship. Know can help if we do it with sincerity can help to remove from our heart, you know, bad feelings towards others. Also reading from the Sunnah, the different advice that the pastor's lm gave, about you know, loving our brothers and sisters and not having
bad feelings towards them. So beyond a certain period of time and these reading from the summer can help to revive our
good feelings towards people, as well as doing acts of generosity, kindness, etc.
Okay, but as it says, we'll stop at this point and somehow nikolova movie Ambika,
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