Philosophy of Fasting #23
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Assalamualaikum and variable Welcome to the philosophy of fasting Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Mohammed, the last prophet and messenger of Allah. As always, it's my ultimate pleasure to welcome Dr. athermal al dad to the studio, A salaam aleikum, wa salam ala haematological. Thanks so much for joining us in the studio.
Well, Doctor, I want to take this opportunity today to talk about the importance the virtues of the night prayer. We spoke previously in a previous episode about you know, the philosophy of this but I want to take it deeper today. Okay, Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah.
When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded to
give that word to people,
because it is a very heavy responsibility to give that to people and to stand for what will happen to him SallAllahu wasallam as a result of this, because he is going to change their beliefs, yes to and they will adapt, they will lead and they will leave Sherk and he will create a social change in their life based on the outsider. So it is a completely change. And Islam seeks to have a completely change in the life of that person. And that change is centered on Tawheed. And that's why people normally resist this kind of change. So it is a heavy responsibility. In order to equip the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the spiritual you can say the spiritual nourishment and what he
needs to stand for this kind of responsibility. Allah, Allah Allah revealed to him.
Yeah, are you hell Muslim mill. Oh, me, Leila. Illa vallila Nice for Who are we impose Minho? Calida I was it alayhi wa T the Quran I tell Tina, Enos and alayka I wouldn't succeed in Nazjatar lane. He should do up on what Acoma kala Subhanallah those is very profound is definitely yeah, Johan was the Moslem Allah Jalla is addressing the Prophet so I sent him who walked himself with clothes. Come in line from stand for me, lady, and it is a commandment from Allah, Allah, Allah Allah or Milan Illa kalila
all of it all except a little part of art of it. Then Allah Allah Allah said NIS for half of it or less than half of it.
I mean, yeah, are you Han Muslim? Omen Leila Illa Calida Ness for who or when was Minho Ollila in Santa Monica alayka colon cerca de la this was the explanation why you need to stand up for clear I'm late. We are going to what to send upon you to give you a call with a very heavy statement. This got to say that this heavy statement is the commandment to give that word or the Quran. There is no contradiction whether to say that the coal supply the heavy, a statement that will be given to you is the heavy commandment that will be given to you by in which that you need to give that or or the Quran itself. Then Allah Allah Allah says in a nutshell, illegally here I should do up and we're up
warm okay that the nature of the lady. Some scholars said the beginning and some scholars said the end of the night is what I should do what is difficult for you to stand tonight but we're Aqua Mattila and it helps you more to be on the right path, the straight path of course and it helps you more to have upward Mattila means to rectify yours
Self, definitely Han Allah. This is this is one of the most virtuous statements or verses in the Quran that talk about pm Lail and in particular pm late
with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam or Cleon will lay by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa early he was like the heat was definitely, also if I may say yes, that
Allah Allah, Allah, Allah after that he made it easy for Muslims. And the scholars said that Muslims in the beginning of Al Islam, because they were not obliged to pray five times a day, they were obliged to what to make the arm lane, they were obliged to make clear I'm late because the young lady is their nourishment, and it helps them to stand for these challenges that they are going to face. They it helps them to stand for the materialistic life that they are living in. If that was the case, of the companions of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, then, shouldn't we, as Muslims facing all of these challenges around us, and facing this materialistic life, be more keen to
observe those guidelines that Allah, Allah, Allah, gave to humanity in general, and gave to the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam? Of course? Yes, yes. In the other ayah Allah Allah Allah says
dynamin Sudha you lately when this one was to lose our PA, if a two minute lady in and then Allah, Allah, Allah made the tax relief that made it easy for them. And then after that, the young lady was not made obligatory upon the Companions, because the the five daily prayers were made obligatory and Qiyamah lay remained as what as a voluntary act that is highly recommended by Allah, Allah Allah in the Quran. We read to Jaffa you know boom and in my body, the owner of the home half hour Tameka, also Allah, Allah Allah praise the people of Jana by saying Can or Pauline and Mina lady Mallya, Joan were bill as Hurry home yourself your own, they weren't sleeping little at night. And the rest
they spend it for what? For a bad worshipping Allah Allah Allah Allah and in particular Allah Allah Allah focused on what we're bill as Heidi whom yes selfie room, it during the last part of the night, there are making is still far. Yeah so Allah, Allah Allah. And this is the importance of a young lady that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to observe the Companions used to observe the righteous people used to observe, observe the no nursery, then noon and mastery he you said, have an empty stomach and pray tonight and you will see amazing things that Allah Jalla Allah bestows upon you This is crazy, you will see so so many amazing things definitely slowed on you by
Allah, Allah, Allah if you have this. And that's why, because we have limited time we can continue more and more talking about of course, the young lady. Surely if I may say just I remember. But this hadith says we're going to sad
when the Prophet sallallahu sallam said,
he must do it live as much as you can, you will die.
Okay Subhanallah these, the hadith of the prophet Isaiah are very profound. Yes, Reshma he will die, live as much as you can, you will die. And like home whom ever you want, whoever you want, you will leave him
and then the Prophet sallallahu sallam said,
that is the Mighty of the person is to feel self sufficient to feel that you don't need people.
And the owner of the Muslim look, the owner of the Muslim is what the Yama who believed to pray at night.
And that's why some scholars said that the prayer night gives the face of the person light or tonight at the daytime Of course, the young lady gives the person light in his face. And they said that the people who observe a Yama lane, they can be distinguished by the light that Allah Allah Allah gives to their faces, of course and
see if if
this owner, the owner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he will be he will not be a victorious Oma. Unless this ummah
repeats what this will have are the Allahu Taala and home and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do
and unless this ummah, simulates what the sahaba. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam used to do, until they take them as a model as a role model, and do whatever they used to do, unless they follow them in all matters. We like to follow
the Sahaba and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in the way we dress, in growing up the beads, but we neglect mainly to things
And we neglect o'clock
hour o'clock, and morals are not like the club and the morals of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam definitely not and the companions and a brother as well. Is not totally it's not even very near one of the prophets Allah SLM and the companions are the Allah Allah and who may Allah be pleased with them all, and shall torture them? I totally agree with you, you know, there's some points here that I want to pick up on. The first one would be, you know, why have we lost the sincerity to have you know, stack ruler? My bed was longer than this. But due to certain things, you have to do things in your life, which is not relevant. So why do you think we've lost this? See these beard clothes etc.
are commandments, we have to observe them. We have to observe them. It doesn't mean that we have a beard we will be bad people. No. In fact, this is the Sunnah of the Prophet. So I said then we have to observe it. Okay. But what I'm saying is that let us not focus on the outward
looking Yes, or actions. Let us focus more on the inward definitely. And as you said,
I think they are telling me that we are running out of time while you are telling me that we are running out of time. In particular, Leon will lay for sincerity. Definitely. Doctor ask them you know, you've left at a crucial point their sincerity, mashallah, you know, hopefully we'll have time after the break to discuss further these details. We just get to take a quick break. Stay tuned. Assalamualaikum welcome
Salam Alaikum and a very warm welcome back to the philosophy of fasting.
Doctor before the break, we were discussing, you know, the virtues and values of you know, the night prior, and you left out at a crucial point by saying, sincerity.
Smilla Rahmanir Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah.
As say your Cobra Hema hula Allah said about Yama lane. He said it is a school. Yes, that teaches people everything right?
And that's why Allah, Allah Allah commanded the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to observe a young lady. And when the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam was observing my family even after Kiama Leila was made obligatory upon him and the companions.
After Saudi it was made voluntarily right upon him and the companions. The Prophet, Salah Salem continued to make clear Malay and then shall be allowed to Allah and has said Ya rasool Allah, you are observing me I'm live until your feed is follow.
Right? Yes, and you are still doing.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said If Allah Hakuna evidencia Cora Don't you want me to be a thankful servant or slave to Allah, Allah Allah.
And she said that the prophets Allah Allah Allah seldom used to observe Cleon will lead and she one time Masaru one of her one of the one of the companions of our Isha and servants of Isha and one of the righteous Tabby in from the second generation, he said, Oh, my minion, telling me about the most amazing thing you notice with the Prophet Allah I said, and she said, all of his life was amazing. You
But she pinpointed on piano leave.
And she said, one time, he wanted to go to bed. So he went next to me in the bed. Then all of a sudden, he said there any other Aberdulais Robbie, let me stand in prayer for my Lord. And then she said, he went, he made will do. He started to pray, and to pray until he started to cry sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the tears were coming on his cheeks sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is who this is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam whom Allah forgiven all his previous sins, and all his sins. And Allah didn't know Allah gave him Muhammad, Muhammad, Allah. Allah gave him the highest good of highest a grade and place in Ghana. And the prophets I seldom used to do this,
because he wants to be thankful to Allah, Allah, Allah. This is a young lady, and this is the value of the young lady. And as the Prophet sallahu wa salam said, it is the honor of the Muslim to observe a young lady.
I'd say it got upset that they are Malay is a is a school, full of lessons. One of those lessons is to learn as you said, sincerity, why? Because if no one is awake, no one is watching you. No one is watching you, and it is calm. And then you wake up, no one knows about you and you pray to Allah, Allah Allah. Eventually, you do not do this, unless you have what you want to do things purely for Allah and people will not see this, of course teaches you sincerity. So to do things for Allah, Allah, Allah to unseat sincerity is a matter of training, you need to train yourself to become more sincere, by doing more actions to Allah Jalla Allah purely for Allah, Allah, Allah. And, you know,
we don't want to start discussing about sincerity otherwise, of course, otherwise it will take a long time. But
yeah, and in a Yahoo layer in particular teaches the person to do things sincerely because as we said, of course, person will do them away from the people be shut up. And we'll have one of the scholars of the early generation one of the righteous people, he has so many amazing statements he used to say, hide your bad deeds as you hide your good deeds
to true why? Because once you hide your good deeds, you will learn what you will learn sincerity. And that's why some scholars define sincerity as what to hate to
that people see your good deeds of course to hate it. And what does that mean? It means that if you enjoy people seeing your good deeds, this shows or demonstrates lack of sincerity, of course, Dr. Muhammad one sorry. Go ahead can because whenever we talk about sincerity, we swim Woods Yes, exactly. And this is suitable for the subject of philosophy of, of fasting. Imam Muhammad once was sitting and he was sad. His uncle visited him and he saw him sad. He said, What's wrong with you? He said, I wish if I was not known,
or you wish, if I was not known, and there are so many statements from scholars here and there about the importance of see of sincerity. The point is, preamble Lael teaches the person how to be sincere, devoted to Allah, Allah, Allah, doing things that no one knows. And that's why I advise my brothers and sisters, to
make at least a few moments where they pray, yam will lay by themselves. No one knows about them. No one knows about them at all.
Just just I'm so sorry. But I remember watching what you find when you're not many people say that we cannot wake up at night. Yes. And a sister told me something something very strange. And,
in the Muslims who were living in Russia, under the Caesars
power, yes. They were not allowed to pray. Subhanallah and whenever they
Have any kind of alarm to wake them up? For five years? The police will know about them. And they will, they will persecute them, right. So what they used to do,
they used to drink a lot of water
in order to work in order to be forced to go to toilet, yes, at a certain time. And after some time they developed that technology, okay, you can say, If you drink this amount of water at this time, you will be able to wake at this time. So they don't miss failure. And they don't need to put any kind of alarms or something like this, in order to make up for failures. And they used to do this. Okay. That time and after that time, as well. So she said that
if a person wants to do the family, we had a conference, or a seminar, and the sisters were asking, how can we wake up at tonight, etc. So the sister was recommending this. She said, if the person is keen to make pm late, well, Allah, he could have done this. Or he can do this, to drink a lot of water plenty of water at a certain period of time, in order to before going to bed in order to wake up at night, in order to make clear, of course, this is if we are keen to make the emulator and once the person wakes up at night and goes to the toilet. Of course, this gives him some nice shots, some some power, and then he will be able to pray at night. Of course, as I said before, brother Rafi,
our owner will not be victorious unless we observe a young lady. Yes. Dr. Heather, No, I totally agree with you on what you're saying. However, I just wanted to pick up on one point because through this night prayer, my own personal experience praying this prayer,
it enlightens you and it gives you the extra time to binson to be sincere to Allah. So definitely without a doubt, see,
when he was fighting the Prophet Salah Salem, and Muslims, he said to them, he said to his people one time, listen, what's wrong with you? Those Muslims are defeating you all of the time. What's wrong? Aren't today men like you are men. They eat what you eat. What's wrong with you? Why do they defeat you? Every time. So they said one of the elderly people, he said to him,
they are different from us. This elderly person, he said to her class and his people, they are different from us. The first thing he mentioned, they make a Yamo file late.
They fast on the daytime, they fulfill the word, the promises, they don't break the promises. They don't lie. They look after the poor people. Then he said because of this. And he also mentioned that they enjoy the good and forbidding evil, and they establish justice among themselves somehow because of these elements. Despite that, they are less in number. They always defeat a smash Allah. So as it was said before that we do not defeat our enemies by our power, we defeat our enemies by the power of Allah, Allah Allah, how can we get to the power of Allah and Allah Allah? If we are not close to Allah deliver? Exactly. Thank you so much for that doctor. Do appreciate it. That's all we have time
for right now. On this episode, I just want to remind the viewers at home if you want to discover anything about what we're discussing, you can definitely check it out on the website at WWW dot Islam 21 c.com Until next time, I leave you in the safe care of Allah assalamu Alikum welcome