Channel: Hasan Ali
Muhammad Ali he was
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My dear respected brothers and sisters. Firstly a salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
We're here to discuss the topic about horseshoe insulin, how to attain horseshoe insulin. It's a topic which I believe most of you would have been concerned about, because most of us are praying every single day. And our minds drift and they don't drift once they drift again and again, and I get this constant question coming up. How do I you know, Shadow, keep my mind in Salah where it needs to be? And how do I maintain that tissue, or that inner devotion?
First and foremost is my brother, my sister, that that's here, listen to this, or whoever's listened to this afterwards. First and foremost is Salah is something which is the most important, the most important after I become Muslim after you become Muslim? You've got to understand when Allah azza wa jal, he tells us or his messenger tells us that our five pillars of Islam, and he says Shahada, that to actually testify that a lie is one of the lessons and mastery of Allah Allah. The next thing comes Salah, why, why is that the case? The case is, as a believer, you've just said I believe in you Allah. But for you to remain connected with Allah, Allah has given us era.
And connection means there's different types of connections. You know, and I know, when you put your phone in, into, you know, you plug it in, and you want to come in and you want to charge your phone, it depends on the charges, you got to lose charger, or a wire that's loose, and is sometimes connecting, sometimes not connecting, sometimes connecting this thing is on and is connected. And you see that, you know, like that little the lightning thing on the underside of my skin charger, and sunlight doesn't connect, you know, I know that that phone is going to take a long time to charge or you won't actually get charged, especially if it's if the loose connection has made the
switch off. You know, the connection from the from the mains, my brothers, my sisters, this Salah itself is to create not only the connection with Allah, it's to maintain that, that that devotion we got with him, that connection with Allah has to be something that becomes more and more real. There's a real connection. Now, let me give you an example. Right, yesterday, I was with a friend. And you know, we just as friends, we just sitting there, you know, having lunch and we're having a bit of a you know, just just normal talk, right? It's hard to have normal talk sometimes guys, right? So I mean, don't be so serious shakes having a normal talk, you know, so same thing around
there. We had some, you know, Turkish food or vironment, we just sitting there. And he said, we just talked about business because he's a businessman. And he said, one of the key things about business is that you've got to believe that you're going to attain, you know, the monies, or the status that you want in the business world, you've got to believe in them you've got to seriously dream that you're going to become someone who's rich, and you gotta go for it and listen to this person. And it's sad and it's true businessmen have to have this you have to have a real dream to try and get what you want. If you don't forget it if you're not that serious about it, forget it you just become
a normal businessman or businesswoman and you you probably you know make something not make something one day you know in and out youngest anyone who's seriously made anything. So he said that you got to have in this this clicked in my mind, he said to me said you've got to have you always on your mind that and by the way that this is a this is a friend who's a non Muslim of mine. And you know, yes, it is okay for you to have friends as non Muslims. Okay. And another thing I shake, said friend with a non Muslim, start with Allah stuff.
Lola, you guys are telling me if you've got that in your mind and forget it. But anyway, so he's telling me that you've got to not only believe and have that, he said, You've got to have your own mind.
You've got to have that business on your mind and then only become successful. And it triggered something in me straightaway. So I said to him, I said, Tell me,
what do you get after you become successful as it is? He said, You know, you get money or you get this. I said, Yes. I said, you know, the thing you said to me about you gotta have your mind always on
that business. I said the same thing we say in religion, that you've got to have your mind always on Allah to get a law.
Right? You've got to be serious about a law Now I'm not saying to you I'm a lot of you have come here today, you thinking, Oh, I haven't even connected up and this guy saying I'm going to be connected all the time. You know, it's too much normal. Listen to me. First, a man who's after a woman who's after the 100th pound.
They've got 100 pounds, there's only so much you can do with 100 pounds. The man or woman who said that? You know, I'm after my 1000 pound. And they've got the 1000 or 2000 or 5000 pounds in the Netherlands. 1000 pounds, right? They can only do so much with 578 1000 pounds, you got 10 2030 you do even more. You gotta not not when a person gets serious, they say no, I want to get 100,000 pounds, or 200 or 300. Now you're talking serious here, but the next person can say well, I want my million around my few millions. The next one's talking about you know, the 10 millions in the 100 millions or the billions and so on and it goes on my friend, please don't sit here thinking you
know, that's too much. No, no, no, no, every businessman starts off with nothing. Do you all agree with me? Yes or no? Yes or no controlling most business but unless you've inherited it, most businessmen are going to start with nothing and they go out there and they strike first with the pounds and the 10 pounds 100 pounds 1000s and 10 1000s. And then they get the 100 1000s and beyond to the millions. With your connection and my connection with Allah you've got to be very serious, good thing. What will I get if I connect with Allah for a few seconds? That's it just for a few seconds. Don't tell me Allah is not going to give you something even if you connect with him
properly for a few seconds. And then you think if I was to connect with Allah for a couple of minutes or a minute, so you know like you're saying about a pound and 10 pounds, you're moving from a second to a minute. I don't know how many of you have experienced being connected with Allah without a break without your mind going anywhere for one whole minute. Actually, there's something about this that is so electrifying that you want to say I want to be connected for few minutes, not just a minute. So those people who get connected in the Salah, so they're doing the tour cassara or for casilla and I connected with him for a good few minutes. The enjoyment they get my friends, the
enjoyment they get there is nothing on this earth that can match it. And I'm saying to you what likely there is nothing on this earth. You go after drugs you go after, you know women you go after, you know men for women, you go after money you go after, you know, whatever you want business you go after the world you got to the dunya you got a cause to go after sports, you go after celebrities you go after your own self your own image you go after fame you go after being the best known as whatever it is, you are going after the best car the best one the best is you go after whatever you want. There is no greater satisfaction than spending a full few minutes completely connected to
Allah in Salah. until another further reason why it is because when you just when when you're reading the Quran, when you read the Quran, your tongue is moving right and if your mind is connected is connected. When you do the vicar of Allah, your tongue is moving. When you do when you say Subhana Allah your tongue moving you're supposed to connect with your mind as well. If you can the best thing but if you haven't, or at least your tongue is moving. When you've gone give sadaqa Your hand is moving. So it's just your hand has given the sadhaka when you give the counseling your hand moves when you move.
When you install of fasting, your body is not eating but the mind still can wander is freely free to wander wherever they want to do when you're in hajj. You can talk to someone
at the same time you probably doing it off or you can look around you're doing your tail off but you're still looking around your mind can wander but you still doing it was supposed to be connected with Allah I know that but you still you've got that opportunity to walk to talk and to look around. Salah is the only a bather only worship when you tank your mind
Your fingers, your hands, your body, your back, your toes, Institute, your nose, your forehead, your entire body and your mind supposed to be completely engrossed in the devotion of God without any distraction without you looking around without you talking to anyone without you having any attention to anyone say Allah azza wa jal. So only about that we've got only thing
that prevents us from being in any other stage. A lot of you think how strong this connection, Ally's given to us how much meaning that is, if you just think of it like that, and come back to what my friend said
about a person and you know, we go back to the minutes, okay, so minutes of thinking about Allah, you imagine if you could ever spend, you know, half an hour or an hour just completely thinking about, you know, how powerful that would be, you know, you imagine what you'd get for that. You got 100,000 pounds, you can go out then you can buy CDs, you can buy a Porsche out there, right Second Amendment, you can buy one, you got 200,000 300,000 value been a really good house out there, you got that money, if you got the power of the connection of Allah for a few minutes, or up to a good half an hour or up to now can you imagine what can power Allah will give you what kind of thing you
would have with a law that when you wanted something allow gives you or when you really wanted him to keep you calm and cool, Allahu Akbar, even the man or the woman who spends a few seconds in the vicar of Allah without being disconnected. Allah gives them a tranquility in the heart. That is like no other. So we're talking about ministers. You know what I'm getting to this Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Man, imagine this. Okay.
Let's go. Let's go and take the eyes of Satan. I shall have the alarm. So it doesn't show the alarm would often sit down or lie down and just watch Professor Lawson praying.
It was so beautiful. Just to observe and see the solar system praying.
And I'll tell you, I'm going to share this thing with you. I love one of the things I love is when I'm with my chef Mr. shamrock man from Bangladesh. I love sitting away from him behind him. He doesn't I'm sitting there. I love sitting there and I just love watching him pray.
You can say to me what watching a man pray? What do you get out of watching the person pray? I am telling you I can sit there for minutes on just watching my chef pray because until you say that I shall be Ilana was doing the same thing. Because when you see a man
and his whole body or her whole body is complete in complete tranquility to allow complete devotion to Allah.
In fact, when my chef prays, you know, you know some people when they pray they like
this was my buddy
Casey a slight movement on my body, slow moving on the body. You won't see the emotion when it's praying.
You just see this figure standing
and to standing
and standing so peacefully. When he goes into Roku. He goes in there. So he's fully stocked, he's enjoying every moment of going into that Roku and staying in that Roku. And when you watch as a person that man is there.
In his Roku, you get a satisfaction can imagine the satisfaction the person who's getting I want to get seven goes from sunny allow Mohammed to sujood and it goes in there. And he puts his head down. You know, it's like there's one thing that you know, lava, lava, lava, there's one that one is Allahu Akbar.
And you when you go there, you really enjoy that moment when you dug your hands onto the prayer and put your nose onto the onto the primer in front of you. And you place your forehead and you are enjoying every moment you're on the prayer mat. There's something different to that. So say that and I shall have the alarm she says for lattice Elmi and personally when only when don't you ask me about beauty and the length of Rasulullah sallallahu prayers. Don't you ask me about that? Because he loves to make them longer and longer until she says in a hadith
Hadith that his feet would swell up and she felt sorry for him.
And after he said salam, she felt she This is a woman who's watching him pray salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and she's watched him and she's enjoying the Salah, but something bothering her, which is her beautiful beloved husband has got now swelling feet after, after Salah. And she said, Mercy of Allah hasn't Allah forgiven all your past sins and your future ones that you should put yourself through this? And what was his response? His response was FLR or hibou an akuna have done shakoora should I not love more to show a lot how much of a thankful and a great thankful servant I can be Should I not love doing that? Because the thing is, his feet are swelling but he's enjoying that and
also that my allaahu have connected with him with no other I'm enjoying that so much forget about my feet. Forget about any pain forget about the body forget about what exists forget about all around. In fact, he's to say to belong, in other words are what is said to be robbed of the alarm to give the other he didn't say without going give the other insight. He said at a Naboo salata, Villa, Bilaal, relieve us by giving the other
you know, think about it, relieve us by giving the other meaning that we believe in this world and with all the people around and with everything around and all the troubles and walls and all the cries and all the people around and every other thing that's going around, and I'm asking you, beloved, now is the moment say they're gonna cut us off from the dunya
cut us off. Let's not exist in this dunya for a moment, give me that relief I'm looking for again, he called it curato ie, he called me the coolness of his eyes. In fact, he was like, you know, if you have fish in water, and the fish takes in the water, and when you take the fish out of the water is not the same as it's in the water. When the fish is in water, it's swimming. It's loving it, you take the fish out of water, it starts to move frantically because he wants water again. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam was like that fish in water. Well, relief is there when he was in Salah.
And when he was outside Salah, he was looking for the next relief, which would be the next a lot of lava. Many of us have got into this life. That Salah is the one on let's just get it done. Just Just get it done. Yeah, just okay companies. I'm praying, I'm praying, I'm coming. I'm coming. I'm pregnant, right?
Whoa, what? 100 horsepower? You know, what?
you go in Atlanta, you got kouvola. In Ireland, those three swords? You know, I'm saying like, which one should I use?
how desperate am I? Because if I'm desperate, and use when asked me, if I'm really desperate and use olive oil, and I'm really, really desperate, it has to be nothing. Because there's only three verses that
I mean, can you imagine the person just doing boom, boom, up down after and it's like, they want to get out of this so they can get back to the world. It's the complete opposite Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he wants to get into his Salah, so that he can find his relief. He wants to find his relief. Now my brothers, my sisters, if today has woken you up or why Allah told us to pray.
Then take something from today, which is what the more of this you taste. The more of this you have. You don't know the power law will give you in your head, the mood, the light, the Baraka, the the blessings, the Rama, the mercy, the generosity, the follow the bounty of life because there's nothing greater than you feeling that I am.
I'm just relaxed, I'm happy. I've got all these things around. I'm doing my work. I'm looking after people. I'm doing everything I could. But I'm so relaxed inside, from what why you Livestrong you are relaxed from one of the greatest difficulties that will come across mankind, which is what, which is the time we are going to stand in front of Allah. And the time we're going to stand in Allah on the Day of Judgment is something that is going to happen to every single one of us. Is there anyone who is in doubt that this will not happen is anyone who doubts of this now we all need, we believe we're going to stand? You know what, I've done this survey again and again, and let me do
this survey from being fearful of death. So this i'm gonna i'm going to call out the fears Okay. One fear is fear of death.
Another one is the fear of living and staying in the grave. Another one is the fear of coming in front of Allah on the day Jasmine, three fears one Death to the grave. Three standing in front of a lung being questioned by Allah. Hands up. who fears out of this the most the first one deaths? Hands up.
Okay, this is just a few hands, who fears out of these three? who fears the grave? Hands up?
A few more hands. And Hands up, if you fear are these standing in front of Atlanta in questions and look at this. Most of you I've done the stats again and again. Most people fear more than death, more than the grave is standing in front of Allah. And that's the secret Allah gave for us to get our devotion of Salah. This is a secret. He said he's told us himself how to get crucial in the image of Allah in the Quran itself. He's told us he told us a secret. The secret is the secret of getting one's devotion inside Salah is Allah says in the Holy Quran in surah baqarah number 45 surah number two and number 45 Allah says was titled do savasana seek your help
through two things,
keeping yourself steadfast or having patience whichever way you want to look at sour husaberg remain steadfast overcoming, keeping yourself you know holding yourself back we can impatience and second thing which is Salah, your prayers. And then Allah said why in Allah Kabira is burden on people to do the Salah. It is a burden to try and get your help from the Salah. Through this means Illa Allah hushing, except for those who are inwardly devoted, harsher, it means those who are inwardly devoted to Allah, there's an outward devotion and an inward devotion. The output devotion is needed. That's why in Salah like for example, Allahu Akbar when I say Allah, Hakuna Matata my hands wherever you
tie your hands, whether it's here or here, whatever you put them on your side, when you have put yourself in salah and you're standing there without moving, you're not looking around, right? What is that?
That is a devotion on the outside. But when a person is devoted from the heart that is crucial. So the outward in Arabic is called full bore heart vaad Wow, I hobo hobo means that my outward body has been is in complete, complete command like how Allah wants me to have it. I've got it. So I am completely calm with my body. I'm calm with my body. That's who and who sure is my mind my heart that is now calm with the remembrance of Allah completely devoted to Allah that is crucial. So Allah praise though we need both of them. You need to be calm on the outside. But mostly our last praise was the one on the inside. He says those people who are harshing they don't find Salah to be a
better and then he gives us a secret. What is the secret? He says Allah Dena, those who you're known Anna who mula Pura him, those who are absolutely certain that they are going to have a mutual meeting with Allah with the Lord malaco Robin, that means they're going to meet him, he's going to meet them. It's a mutual meeting. And what does that mean? That means that they are they are two things. One is that they're fearful of this meeting. Second thing is they are looking forward to this meeting Allahu Akbar this to both intertwine. Some of you are going to be absolutely fearful of this meeting. But you know what, when you get crucial in your Salah, you're not fearful anymore.
You're not fearful you have a loving fear. What's the loving fear? The loving fear is I still fear coming in front of a lot, but I have so much so much that a lot I've done for a lie intended by my Salah or anything else that I'm now beginning to look forward or I look forward to that meeting because you know, I'm really loving from inside and that love transpires from inside myself whenever I studied Allah, Allah, my brothers, my sisters on is different today, I want you to make an intention that you got to experiences even for a few seconds and take those few seconds to a few minutes. If you can take to one minute, two minutes, it will be a lot it will be transparent. You
will not know how you were without those times in your life because you know all the problems that you've got.
I've got you've got we're supposed to we're supposed to come to Salah leave those problems and come in front of Allah in salah and say Allah I'm here. I've got all these problems. I need you to help me. We're not supposed to carry all the problems in my head in our heads and come to salon thing Allaha kurama God Oh, these are gone.
You know all the whole Salah as you are outside Salah you bring all your worries inside the mind. So Allah put on you, you know you ruku you're in pain of the mind. Why? Because you haven't stopped that door. of, of all the problems coming into mind you're supposed to, I'm supposed to stop and put a door to that and say, You know what, this is the time I cut myself off and I just go into a world with just me and Allah and I tell him a lot. So do that. Or I'm not in any problem. I come to Atlanta simply it's I love your law. I thank you Allah for all you've given me. I just want to show that appreciation with my body and my mind. That's the time to do it inside Salah. And it's very
unfortunate many of us say, Well, my daughter's not answered.
My son I prayed Salah so many times have asked Allah is not working why my friend is because the mind is connected it no Haman, Josie Rahim Allah He said there's three levels of liquor,
three levels of liquor. And Mohammed Josias said, the lowest level of liquor is when the tongue is moving, but the mind is absent.
He said, the highest one above that is, when the mind is present with the remembrance of God. But the tongue is absent, meaning the tongue is not doing anything. That's the highest one. And he said, the highest of all is when the tongue and the mind both are connected with the remembrance of Allah is the highest form of remembering God. That's the one we're talking about getting crucial Salah when the tongue and the mind both are engaged in the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal. So going back to what I said, with my what my friend said to me, is that he said, the more you think and want business, and the more you think about it, you get it. I said to him, a phrase I said, we've got a
phrase in Arabic, which a wonderful scholar put together. He said, Mother, what are the main factor that will matter for the man weduc? He says, beautiful, he says, the one who he says, What has the one? What has the one found? Who found everything but lost God?
And then it goes insane. What has the one lost? Who lost everything, but found God?
My brothers, my sisters, in Salah is the only way to truly find Allah it's it's something on a level that is beyond our scope of understanding what is that and here we are here to discuss it. That is the man brothers, my sisters, this Salah is the one is the very thing, the very tool that is going to be on the day, gentlemen, my greatest thrill. And you know, on the grave Day of Judgment, when a lot takes Hudgins raw data losses from my heart is going to take things out a lot less than the present. What's in my mind, how silly math is to do all mines, what's going on inside economy press press presented on the day, gentlemen, you don't have dangerous studies, if I was to get on the Day
of Judgment, and all that was inside me was like, you know, old thoughts, ideas, you know, I'm talking, I'm thinking about my grand, I'm thinking about mother who's ill, I'm thinking about passing my exams in my mind, I'm thinking about, you know, buying that car, which I can't afford, I'm thinking in saliva, about the pen that the suddenly broke the knee broken of such trivial matters. I'm thinking about the washing machine that's going around what time is going to end I'm thinking about the wedding is going to happen this Sunday. I don't want to go there. Allahu Akbar. I'm thinking about the mirror. I'm going to stand in front of and spend another whole hour doing all
my shadowing and shadowing, shadowing, right? I'm thinking about every other thing that comes in my mind or the game of footy. On Tuesday or Wednesday, I want to have I'm thinking about all of that. And that comes out in the desert and how ugly is that gonna make me look how ugly they're gonna make you look and to stop that, and today is the remedy. What is that? What you do is let's take let me take everybody somewhere on that day what we feel what is that day there's me there's me and you imagine there's me and you and we're all standing at this moment. You know, we know what's going to happen. Allah says a beautiful word. He says who is going to be on the day of judgment and the Day
of Judgment there's going to be a horseshoe and that horseshoe is what horseshoe means what internal devotion Allah says, Harsha it a swear to the rock man Salah test now. Illa Hamza. Allah says on that day and so far, he says, that forget people's minds think of Allah Allah, Allah everyone's gonna be the thing about lambda day everyone Allah Allah forgive me Allah forgive me Allah won't do it again. Allah Allah please please Allah let me off Allah don't punish me. Allah Allah don't do the Allah please, please I beg for mercy.
Is everyone going to be in the vicar of Allah in the desert and everyone coffee mug, min believer, facet sinner, you name it, the one who prayed the one who didn't pray, everyone really think about Alan that day is only here that we're forgetting him. And when we're in that state, Allah says hotshot in US world, all sounds, voices, all tones, all words are going to be completely humble towards him. They're all going to be mentioning him only hitting the rock man hotshot and a solid rock, man, they're all going to be devoted to the Most Merciful you know what we're going to be saying, alright, man, your man or woman was great mess yada, yada him Please, please, when it's my
turn is let me off to show me a mercy. I don't know anything else. I won't ever do it again. Send me back once, just once and I will show you just give me one more chance. Imagine everyone's got the same thought Satan is the alarm. She says when the solar system said that ever going to be naked? She said take it or not the men gonna look at the women women in front of men. What are you saying this Allah? He said, I am a shad? Do Allah, Allah He said or Arusha the matter will be so severe, that men will not be concerned about another naked human being in front of them, women will be the same. They won't be concerned about anyone, let alone anything. They The only thing on the mind is
over a man or a man, please, please, me know. Anyone else goes last Sunday. me please know, at any cost. No, I'll do anything I can. I'll try and prove to you I'll be their best you send me one. And I'll show you. That's what's on everyone's mind and everyone's tongue.
Imagine at that time, my chin comes and your turn comes. So we got in front of a lot.
And now this is the moment where I'll ask him to say also and so do you remember?
Do you remember the time when you spent alone?
And I gave you you know, you know that phone you had?
Who gave you that phone? I will be there saying a lot. You gave me the phone? Who gave you the money to buy that phone? So Allah you came in? Who gave you the money to go on the holiday line you came into? Who gave you that car? Allah you gave that?
Who gave you that relationship of your wife? Lie?
And if question goes on, so I'll give you the phone. And I'll give you the holiday. And I'll give you all of that. And I give you money. And you take my money given to you, my provided phone to you and you do this and you do that. You go on holiday and you get up to this. And you're in this position. You do that with your husband, with the jealousy inside you do that. And imagine that level of scrutiny because because you can't hide anything. You can't hide anything. I can't hide anything. It's not like you've been pulled up by a policeman. And you say no, we're talking about, we're talking about doing that you see with the camera.
You start with Allah, Islam, Allah, you standing venerable al amin, who's created the heart who created the mind who created the tongue, who made every organ and every cell in my body, standing in front of me, you know, how embarrassing is going to be. If I had to stand there and go through my sins. Well, guess what we can do something I imagine. And this one, one scholar says, imagine Allah azza wa jal says, Okay,
here we go.
What I'm going to do to you is, I'm going to send you back.
I'm going to send you back on the 31st of May.
And I'm going to send you back on the day when you learn
how to be devoted to me. And I'm not going to I'm going to take you back to that day. The answer to that that day is Mark moderator.
And I'm going to give you a chance to show me how devoted you could be will lie brothers and sisters, if we came back here, or if Allah said, I'm going to take you back to the whole way you saw his lecture. Well, live brothers and sisters, if we had the chance, we will be praying like no other prayer. Just to show a line Allah, I love you from the bottom of my heart, and I will do anything for you. You know why? Because this Salah is the very thing that can show Allah our devotion was shown the devotion time, was greater devotion than me saying that, guess what, I'm going to switch my mind for five minutes, Allah, I'm going to switch my mind from everything you've given me, you
gave me while I'm going to switch it off from my wife. You gave me phone, I'm going to switch from my phone. You gave me TV or you gave me some other things instrument. I'm going to switch it off. You gave me a world where I've met people. I'm going to switch them off. I'm going to switch my family of I'm going to switch my beloved things. I like my children.
Most Beloved is worth your wealth and your children. Allah says,
Allah Dena amarula
illa Allah says, Oh, you believe he says he's from Africa on 63rd surah. Oh you believe. Don't let the things you are inclined towards. Don't let your children mean your wealth and your children. Don't let them distract you from the remembrance of Allah. Or many Frank Delica.
whosoever will do this and allow themselves to be distracted from their wealth and from their own children, they will allow them to come in mind and Allah will be out of the mind. Allah says you will be the losers in the end. So these are the minutes that we're going to shut it off and sha Allah, Allah, I am going to show you who is the greatest like Who says I said earlier, Allahu Akbar, what does it mean? It means that yes, you are the greatest, you are greater. In fact, Allahu Akbar means Allah is Great tar. Great Taleb mean greater than what mean cliche, from everything, you're greater than me my problem, whatever I have, so here we go. Here we are, to connect ourselves to
Allah azza wa jal and to show Allah that Allah that's it. I'm here for you. Because what's happening inside the Salah is Ally's talking to us. Believe it or not, Allah is talking to us hear it or not allies talking to us. So when we are standing in our lobby saying, handily your bill,
I want you to stop,
stop just for a couple of seconds. Our law I give you the greatest praise or praise belongs to you the Lord of all the words of everything. Stop because Allah enhance the bootsy saying back to me and you hamadani Abdi, my servant has just praised
our rock man, you are the Most Merciful, the most kind. Stop for just one or two seconds. This is a lie sent to you my friend. Ally same to me. At that moment, as Now I Lay the my seven has truly my seven has truly given me a great amount of praise.
And then we say Maliki omit the we say, Malik, the one who owns the Day of Recompense, Allah replies stop there, my friend for a moment for a second.
Allah says in return, he says what he says to us, by addressing us by raising the angels and showing us they're standing up and being proud of who we are. Allah says, Allah, Allah yabby me My servant has delegated all matters to me. He said, I am in charge of everything. Then we say, he cannot Buddha he cannot story only you I serve only you I seek help from what is the last day in return. Allah says to the angels, he said this. This had benei ouabain Abdi This is now very near myself. My server has not only praised me, thank me, has said I'm in charge of all these affairs. My servant then says I'm the only one who he or she worships My son has said right now that he is he or she is
seeking help from me my angels This is between me and my seven right now one of the masal What am I seven is going to ask from me I'm going to give it to them that's what Muslim Sahih Muslim says. And then we say what we say the No sir are called to study our law. guide me and keep me on the string path. sirop alladhina naantali him all those people whom you have paid favorite or law their path? Why you didn't mount lluvia de Malabo
the path not of those who have gone astray and your anger No, I want the path of those who value failure
to obey our law. We're saying this our Lord make me like Mohammed Salah, like the ambia like the Sahaba like the people who are close to you, that's what we say. Then Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the most the most. By the way, as I'm saying this, I've got this book in front of me. year six Islamic Studies, suffer Academy 67 studies book is at the back
You can find it. There's two sections in here. One is Salah are linked with Allah. Another one is concentration in Salah. So I'm using a lot of the stuff that is inside this book to describe to you about this whole experience. And we say sudo to Allah, when you said that surah I'm not gonna go into every single surah but then we say Allahu Akbar, and we go into our code, who is my brothers and sisters Rasulullah has told us he says, when you go into Kufa out the mu who revere Allah, you know what we're doing? I'm putting my head down. I'm putting my back down. I'm saying Allah, you are high. I'm low. Subhana Allah housy Suba Han I mean that you are pure rugby. My Lord azeem, so great.
My love is so great is so pure. What does that mean? That means I am the pure one. I'm the one that is lonely. I'm the one that has failed. You are the one who has no failure. I have failure. I'm putting my head down. I'm showing you how much I respect you and the semi outlaw demon hamidah. The one who has has a lot of gela has heard the one who praised him, meaning Allah accept this prayer of mine. It's a drought or like sadness, prayer of mine, or a local hammer. My Lord, our Lord, to us all praise a lot about when a person goes into Dude, you are the greatest with that. Allah what Allah my hands in the ground, my palms in the ground, my fingers pointing to you. Sahaja says that
the fingers should be pointing to Allah azza wa jal and fingers should be enclosed, the thumb stays separate Institute and my nose is in the ground, my forehead on the ground, my toes, you know, Sahaja says that the toes should be turned towards the Qibla while you're inside us to do so my toes are towards you, my knees are on the ground. Our law I cannot get any lower and in this position is a super,
So pure, my Lord Who is the most high, so pure, my Lord Who is the most high, so pure, my Lord Who is the most high, as I'm saying again, again Rasulullah sallallahu has told us our Corrado Maya kulula Abdu mill Robbie, he feels solid Akuma pallisa he said,
the closest servant can get to Allah is inside this such that itself, you cannot get closer to Allah. I'm telling you, brothers and sisters, when you've experienced what I'm going to tell you to do today. I wanted to practice on this because when you get into sujood and you find tranquility, there is no other greater tranquility than the contentment and the serenity. Allah gives one insight to you, you will want to stay there for long periods of time. I've done this test over and again over and over again. In London,
outside London, I've done all over the country, this salad I'm going to demonstration but I've actually done this on longer periods of time with adults with children as well. And I'm telling you, you will witness things in your life that you will you have not witnessed before. I did this once in six weeks is how Salah had boys and girls in a class in sufre Academy, the cutting that I run and both the class boys was separately that they made a chart they will bring it every week and we'd see the scores of how much devotion that create within the week. The girls will do separately that a competition between the girls and competition separate with the boys. Right. And what we did is we
started to record in the beginning of how much devotion you got and every person started with about 5% of devotion if I asked you right now you say between five to 25% devotion was used in the Salah to pray problemsolving father today whatever it was, and then we start taking 250 we took it to the whole class 50% concentration Salah was I gave them demonstration on how to do it and we did it on week after week for about six weeks. By the third fourth week we had the whole class at least 50% concentration in Salah so they went home and they tried to do everyday everyday acid modeling everyday sharp edge and so on with solid concentration and they push themselves they push themselves
by the third fourth week. I started to say have you experienced anything in your lives that and this is in London This is in you know coffee Stan? You know London is town coffee Stan coffee coffee you know I don't know what else you name you want to put yet enjoy all the benefits you want around here and it could have cost Africa far too far too far. But anyway, this is here in London, North London.
And what happens is after the fourth week one child says I noticed something that which was like so handle I couldn't decide how this happened. I said what he said I got up late in the morning I had to go to school. And as I'm as I am getting ready, I knew I'm going to be late. There's no way unless I woke up
Random is in no way unless a random will get late. He said I just walked towards my school and I have no time to get the photo for no time to get there in time.
And he says that he got the sun in something like two minutes or something. He said I couldn't believe it. How time had had time had become social for him. He just couldn't believe it. Forget that I had another student I said to him, tell me experience and one of the students said I've got an excuse I said what he said before you know what he did is a 13 year old went home These are people who believe in it, you believe in it, this will be the same case with anything you want to inshallah beat the law, maybe Allah, Allah will not give you everything you want, because reasons for that, but there will be things you will see Allah will give you that you could have not got
So this student says to me, he says that I went home and I talked to my nine year old brother.
I said, Yeah, tell me what happened after that. He said, What happened after they said, he said before is every time our PlayStation he breaks down in the house.
So when our PlayStation breaks down, we start getting a bang, bang,
bang, bang, start him
and he starts working somewhere you know, that's what you do right? You've got no money to fix it. Just give it a few beats and
he goes then my brother when I taught him Salah, he starts singing to me said no standard side. So don't hit Don't touch it. Don't touch the PlayStation. So why Why not? He said, Let me get a new blend tray, the two rockets.
Then pray that you know so you pray to the gods. And every time the PlayStation would break, you pay to recap and the PlayStation starts working Allahu Allah.
Allah but he's not like 13 century old, some Sahaba some Sabbath something now some Wali of Allah flying through the air, but this is something significant for our world seriously. Then another weekend for the fifth week. The same boy says he says something else happened this week I said what he said me my mother, my brother went to woodgreen Shopping Center and went to the car park and parked up. And what happened is my mother was getting something outside the out of the boot. And she put the keys in the boot shoe for God and she shut the boot and hold the whole car was sharp. So she knew she couldn't walk she couldn't she couldn't get in. So she was panicking now what to do you
know who to call and so on. And he said the liberal the nine year old said, Mom, just wait here. Don't do anything. Don't call anyone you love him. He said I want to pray to rockets.
You talk I'm not joking. He said I'm gonna pray to the gods. So pray to god there and then on the concrete in wood, green copper.
And then after it is solid, he got up, he went to the booth put his hand on the booth open.
Allahu Akbar, say Allahu Akbar. You know, when you have belief, Allah, but here you see the same, same thing about Sahaba. On Sahaba, he bought a piece of land, and the land was very fertile. When he bought it. When he bought the land, it suddenly became dry. And the Jews started to turn him in his time, some of the Jews started talking to him and they said, Look at him, he's changed his religion and look around his lands, he just went completely dry. Ha ha.
So he he had a dryer as he couldn't do anything about it. So as they were mocking him one day.
And again, this reference is only to some individuals in Islam, some Jewish individual, we're not saying that all Jews are like this. So please, anyone there who's got an agenda to try and paste this labelers you know, get up if so what happens is,
he gets on to this onto that field that he bought. And as they're mocking him, he prays to records and he makes a dua to Allah, they are mocking me for my deed, my religion, I'm asking you to bring water out from here and he hadn't finished his prayer. When a spring came out, right in front of them from that piece of land and lava. You want something from Allah allow, give it to you through the sunlight, you don't get it, you feel at least the greatest contentment you could have ever done. Now, what are you going to do, I'm going to give you a demonstration in a little while in a very short while, I'm going to give demonstration. And when I give you that demonstration, you're going
to do one key thing for me. And it's going to be the first key thing after we do the demonstration, you're going to you're going to be in your places. And we're going to have another 10 minutes 10 to 15 minutes max before we wrap up. Okay? So just before I give you I'm going to give you I'm kind of talking and the brother son is going to come to the front to just say one sort of announcement one thing, but as I'm telling you, I want you to remember this key thing for Salah What are you going to do?
The quickest and simplest thing you do to try and get the connection with allies this that you imagine before you start your Salah that you are right there in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment. You know, the thing I just set you live later on that they are they're absolutely convinced they're going to meet with Allah, the quickest, simplest thing you do is get your mind in that mode of You know what, I'm on the Day of Judgment. And I'm and I'm not caring about anyone else. I just I'm just thinking about myself and
actually gonna just have a stand in front of Allah. And guess what? I stood in front of Allah. And I felt so embarrassed just put that in your mind. I feel so embarrassed, so embarrassed. And Allah said to me, I want to give you one chance.
Just give me that Salah right? I'm gonna give you one chance this moment.
The past doesn't matter. Tell me brothers with honesty tell me you know everything that's going on in our lives. When we stand in front of the dead gentlemen, did it matter that it took 10 minutes to download the thing
didn't matter you know you There used to be so much time to download some are still downloading all this fun with this thing still download it didn't matter
that you never had the car you want. It
didn't matter. That the clothes that was so good and you bought with so much money, they got spoiled. And you couldn't do anything about it didn't matter that someone in your family did something to you and you're so bitter about it didn't matter. More than the time I'm standing in front of a law, or you're standing in front of a law did it better right now. If Angel of Death comes right now, would it matter? Would it matter? How I look? Would it matter how other people are looking at me? Would it matter how much time I spent in front of a mirror? Would it matter? How many grades I've got? Would it matter how great I am to my friend wouldn't matter? anything, any of this
would matter? No? The answer simply is no. The only thing that matters is me myself. And I said whatever I'm taking to the next one, that's what's gonna matter. And the only thing that matters from death till I go beyond a lot of the day Jasmine is just Allah. Allah that's the only thing that matters. only thing that matters. I want you brothers and sisters to imagine. You come another day just you're there the other day. Allah is back here. We can do two rockets. We're going to prove to Allah azza wa jal, how we can show him true love from the heart, and how much he matters for everything that he's given us. And those two rockets, what does the solar system say? He said,
whosoever does a will do.
And they do a very good Voodoo. And whosoever then prays to rocket without his face, or his mind turning away from Allah says only a turn towards Allah in that Salah, Jana becomes wajib on that person, just to recap on miracles brothers to recast and where's the Hadith, the Hadith is in Buhari
to rockets, and you get that I'm going to make I want you to make an intention that you're going to make it to rockets in a very short while, you're gonna have your full mind towards it. And you're going to do the demonstration with me here and spend another 10 minutes or so with you to give you other ideas of increasing your horseshoe in Salah.
What I want you to do now is
as your as your new place, we're going to do something with our eyes closed.
But when you pray your Salah this question I get asked again and again whenever I've done this is that do you have to keep your eyes closed in Salah? Is it allowed to keep your eyes closed in Salah? The answer to that is permanently you're not allowed to keep your eyes closed solid because Rasulullah Salallahu used to pray his Salah with his eyes open. However, if you think that devotion is increased by initially closing your eyes, then close your eyes, you're allowed to do that. You're allowed to close your eyes and even if you do the full two rockets or forecast later on, and your eyes are closed, and you do it is completely accepted. But you're supposed to slowly try and get
into a habit of slowly opening it opening it and even half leave it open three quarters lever open whatever it was Look at the size of the place. And that is the sooner way to pray by keeping an open as well. Now don't worry about distractions because there is no other distraction if you have your mind. Now right now I'm going to ask you to close your eyes and ask all of you to just close your eyes. We're going to go into a state of thinking about Alaska just close your eyes. To Here we are on the day of judgment
in front of Allah azza wa jal
and everyone, everyone standing
and everyone is around you.
But nothing matters.
The only thing that matters is a mo. Mo.
allies watching me allies watching allies watching allies
Hello lies watching me. Ally's watching me a lysing me. Allah knows me, created me, allies watching me, allies watching me
na na na na na na na na na na Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah
a law is watching me, and law is watching me.
I have no past
I have no future
I am only here with a law.
I have no past. I have no future. I'm only here with the law repeat after me. I have no past. I have no future. And only here with a law after 3123 I have no past. I have no future and only here with a law again. I have no past I have no future. I'm only here with a law
called go back and do two rockets for me here we are brothers and sisters. When you're ready say a law hopper and do two rockets.
Start when you're ready.
just pay attention to something and ask a set of questions
who felt peace in that Salah progenza
as almost all of you and I've done this test over and over again wherever in the country have gone and done this is always the same response. Who says this Salah was definitely slower than your normal Salah that you do put your hands up
that's it guys. You see the key to it. The key to getting concentration in Salah is that you slow down and you automatic I didn't tell it slower did actually slow down yes or no Tell me. No, I didn't The reason why I never said that. Because if I said it yourself because you said it will slow down but look at the stats. There's about seven 800 people here and not a single person has rushed the Salah doesn't that say something?
That means whenever you praying your Salah if you actually pray slowly, you should know that crucial is somewhere there. But if you're rushing it Your mind is not there. Okay, now another question.
Who would love to do this kind of prayer with all their prayers for the rest of the life in sha Allah hands up? shala I cannot begin to say a few ways to maintain this. See when Allah in the Quran says that your Salah is over what does he say? He says for either for fun song. He says when you Salas finished, turn towards him still stay focused towards him. Allah says in Surah Nisa, he says for either coup de sol fala
vida de tu sobre la ha, pm and Baku Ruda. Allah says When you have finished your prayer, then can
Continue to remember a lot of standing sitting. Why does Allah say that because the main if you really want to keep this going on you know when you when you move you away from here please in between Salah trying to keep that thing in mind I'm going to stand when Allah loves watching me live watching on how to answer to Allah The more you do the outside Salah the more you think about Allah outside Salah the more you will automatically think about Allah inside your Salah it's automatic The more you think about money outside Salah when you get in Salah you can be think about money the more you think about movies outside Salah, you watch movies outside Salah the more you're gonna start
seeing movies inside Salah that automatically come to you whether you like it you dislike it, you're gonna start seeing images because you spend in your mind watching and thinking about these things. The more thoughts we've got about a thing outside Salah the more we can have it automatically inside Salah, but to stop it is what this is the key phrase I said to you. I don't have a past. I don't have a future. I'm only here with Allah Asad. I don't have a past I don't have a future I'm only here with Allah if you can cut your past off. If you can cut your future of just don't exist for a moment don't exist. And you're only here in that moment with Allah that's it. And allies watching me
allies watching me allies watch me, you've achieved it. And you can do that for every single salah and I'm going to share something with you
that the people I have done this with they've come up to me and they said things they've said to me, Chef, since you told that prayer, I can't thank you enough because when I'm doing that prayer, I feel so good. Some have said to me, I don't want to get up from my schedule. That's how I feel. Some have said to me, I have come you know I do that too. Like I go into that mode and I do that Salah to take themselves out of this world you know to take yourself out of this Well, some have given other experiences, other experiences to me of how much they really love to do this kind of Salah. I'm going to give you a few more tips. If you can learn the concentration, the translation of Salah
which is also in this book that I showed you earlier. So the back inshallah you find it if you can learn the translation of the salah and try to connect yourself with the meanings that's very good. If you can't The bass is alive watching me alive watching me alive. That's all you need. All right, if you can connect with What does Alhamdulilah bliley mean or what does it mean and so on. is very good. I encourage you to do it. But not everybody can you know if you don't know Arabic, you might not be able to always think about all of this. But if you can't, the only thing you do is I just saying this Allah Allah is watching and listening. You basically say going in your mind he said
Allah is watching me You're saying so 100 allows him in ruco your mind is analyze what you mean your focus is Allah is watching me throughout the Salah, you've done it and you will feel more and more and more tranquil. I'm going to give you a second thing. I want you to try this Salah in the nighttime. There's a beautiful thing about the nighttime when when it goes dark out there when people are asleep and you stand and you do this to recap in the night Allahu Akbar. I'm telling you tonight to go and experience this and when you stand there when no one is watching you when it's dark, when others are sleeping away when no one even knows you're there and you spend the Salah in
front of a light in the night and there's something amazing about it. What is that and allies actually calling you at that time love calm the head is a body he's saying made a ruling the third part of the especially the last part third part of the night. So this is like early sort of before father to three hours before father ally saying who is there to ask me I will give them who was there to see forgiveness I will forgive them allies call link and that time you praise something amazing that you will find and if you want another tip of getting your solid concentration is make sure you don't have things that will automatically distract you. Like you got lights flickering, or
you got you know, alarms that might go off or you might have phones on my golf or you might have you know things that are distract like for example this was last me once he prayed in a cloak. his cloak was given to him as a gift from Abidjan. That cloak had had it had borderline around the clock, which is a very nice neat borderline. russula Susan prayed a couple of rockets in them and then he took that cloak off and he said Give this to back to Abidjan for it has distracted me in Salah so that strip of embroidery embroidery whatever it was at the edge of the cloak that dis distracted the professor last month he said Give it back to me said Bring me a boo jams course will cloak bring the
club that is that is not you know designed in this way Bring me the other one. I'll wear that one. He didn't want to hurt him but he's
Take this back to Abidjan Give me his other one Give me his other one are praying that one because that won't distract me in Salah. So to have you know such clothing or such things in fact even say when you've got you know you know one of those shows you where if it's dangling down on your Roku they say that's not true why because it's gonna distract you from Salah thing is going to reject anything that distracts you in Salah if you are a mirror in front of you. They said that's not true, why you run from the mirror, you're going to watch all the movements behind you reflections are going to come across as distractions. So that's the reason why they said don't pray in front of a
mirror because reflections are going to come across and it's going to always distract you. They said so many things for us not to have for example, you go and sell our son said you shouldn't be need of using the toilet. You shouldn't be needed that because it's going to distract. You can't concentrate when you really need to go to the toilet or you will have the urge to go You shouldn't stand in Salah when food is there. food resources man said Eva
Marie Bhatia. He said when modeling comes and the supper has also come at the same time. He said start with the supper and then do modeling. Why did he say that society is Muslim. Why? Because food, the smell of food, you're hungry and you try and pray it's going to distract you will just have your food first and at least concentrate in front of Allah without the distraction. We're supposed to remove distractions as much as possible, right? I'm not saying like lock Hulu kids up until that time comes the exam Center has said you have a you have a time zone inside your inside your house that you lock yourself up, nobody can get to you it's bombproof. And he's basically
soundproof and they don't know whether you're dead and they should read your janaza Salah or not, you know they don't even know that I'm not saying that but you know you got to and slowly what happens is you got to pray your Salah with the distractions come around, they won't distract you so much. So Satan earlier the lonely come from a battlefield. He came from Battlefield and what did he have? He had a spear inside his thigh. You know he could to move it was was so much of pain. So and they didn't have local anesthetic. So how is he going to get the spear out of his thigh. So says in the lung he said I know a way of not feeling the pain. They said what I said I'm going to stand in
Salah that's the only thing I know. I'm going to stand in salah and he stood in Salah is around the Salah, just take it out so when he did the Salah he looked and it was gone he said you took it out and said when you went into sudduth we just took it out you didn't feel anything allow taking a spear out without local anesthetic because his mind has become the local anesthetic Allahu Akbar that is the power of Salah when a person finds the meaning of salah and the devotion inside Salah. Another one would be that you're inside the Salah, slow yourself down or what you do is you switch to suris so you know always find the same sort of switch something different right? Another one is
you're in Roku you normally do three Spanner villalta Avi is also use swamigal Allah three times do five or seven times do nine times 211 times do 13 times because it will make you do something different right Another one is that if you if you are praying are you doing your Salah just just think that I am standing somebody will try this okay works for them they think that Angel of Death is standing right behind me and I do this to rock as an angel of death is going to snap me up. So this is it I'm just gonna get these two records and is right behind me is just watching waiting for me to finish these two records and I've got some people think of gentleman right side and gentlemen
my left side and I'm going to pray there and that's what they think some people bring you know in their mind after that like I said to you earlier standing in front of a lot Some people think you know no past no future like I said to you before, these are old ways of you constantly you know, keeping your concentration inside of Salah. Another one is just before you Salah what you do is you do some liquor. So a few good que la la la la la la la la la la la la la, la la again, again, just keep the line I just you obliges you to keep the mind focused and then Stanford say Allah Hakuna start the Salah. So there are a number of ways that you can do the best one would be that you remain
constant Vicar if you can outside of the Salah. And then you see that you stop sinning sins automatically block go, this is the type of salada to stop people from singing. Allah said enough salatu
salam stops a person from obscenity and from evil. This is the Salah that will do that my brothers and sisters you will see automatically you will not be inclined The more you do have the Salah the more you'll be away from that type of city. If you've got an urge to sin, just do this type of Salah Just do it. Another one is that you do your Salah. You do your Salah, and as you're doing your Salah, you are in a place you are in a place where others are not distracting you or that they might try to distract you. But you're in a place where it's your regular place with your musalla and you're there and you know what it does over time. It means
Ah, you know, when you do a whole show on that spot, if you go and pray in another spot, all you have to do is think of that spot in your house. Try this. Okay, so the same spot in your house, the same musalla you pray on a with horseshoe again and again. So one day you went to relative's house, one day you came to a place like this in a wedding or something, and you have to pray. All you do is you say, Aloha, can you imagine your new cell in your house because that's the spot where you get all your tissue in your Salah. And it really works. It really works. When you keep on thinking, you're distracted at the place where you are, you think of the spot in your house where you stand
every time and you gain your Salah, coo coo coo Salah you think of that and it just brings that push you back into the mind again, I'm going to give you a final if you've got any hands up to tell me if you got any other ideas that has worked for anyone who knows that might work for someone about increasing your shoe in Salah, put your hands up, and I'm allowed to share that with everyone if you've got if you've got that
anyone got any thing that they might want to share? Put your hands up and say well, this is another thing I do. I know someone has done it, which has helped them to increase the you know who should allow the concentrates a lot share that hand up anyone?
That q&a session, but just an idea session? Anyone know?
Thank you. So to feel like it's your last prayer. Like I said, Angela says she's saying Angela death is right above you, like just ready to take you up that will have like I said, you could imagine it behind you or above you. Anyone else?
question can you know the question? Okay, I want a suggestion to I'll give you a query in a in a in a bit on suggestion.
I can go Thank you going over the translation when you're going to read and do it. In fact, some brothers you know, they go over particular different translation, they do Hibbs, of that that makes them even more united Africa for some brothers, they start learn some suits some different ads, and look at the concentration as something like causes fear inside you, or causes some, you know, some some great attention towards Allah, they memorize that and they learn the meaning of that. And then they stand in Salah with that, say something really new and it makes you think about concentration. Anyway, I'm going to ask you now whoever's got QA on this very short q&a and then we you know, we
can allow you to go so please, hands up. If you got a brother wanted to ask a question that Yep. It's the same thing. Yep. anyone's got important question to ask that NEEDS CLARIFICATION with anything I've said today.
I'm going to say to you just knocking low Hi to everybody before you go please, before you go, please. zachman Okay. You've been told about those people have been told about the, the forms to see them at the back of the books at the back. There's all those tickets at the back and Sharla Thank you. We'll see you once again. I did not know how to lock the door.