Channel: Hussain Kamani
On the authority of Abdullah, the son of Umar ibn al-Khattab (ra), who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah say, “Islam has been built on five [pillars]: testifying that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, establishing the salah (prayer), paying the zakat (obligatory charity), making the hajj (pilgrimage) to the House, and fasting in Ramadhan.”
[Bukhari & Muslim]
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The third Hadid from Nova de la yachties 40 odd collection is narrated by the son of omniplan photography along one whose name was Abdullah.
He says that I heard the Messenger of Allah some law when he was sent him saying, Islam has been built on five testifying that there is none worthy of worship except Allah. And that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah and establishing Salah paying aka making Hajj and fasting in the month of Ramadan. The Hadith is narrated by Mr. mahadi any Muslim Ramadan lung Ali in there so he collections
now most scholars they see the reason why I'm nowhere Allahu Allah brings us Hadith as Hadith number three, even though just previously and how do you disagree? These things were just answered together as a part of one of the answers
in response to a question posed by God daddy Salaam, so gibril Alexandre asked that what is Islam and in response the prophets of Allah while he was sitting gave a similar answer with similar words. So why is it that Imam another way to hunter long Allah is bringing this hadith again? Well, one of the many reasons is because I'm I'm nowhere to hunt Allahu Allah is emphasizing the importance of these five things. How these five things were regularly emphasized by the prophets that along while he was sitting, how we find the mention of salah and zakaah so regularly in the Quran, wherever we find Salah there we're trying to put on um they're refined as a cop and not just once but many many
times we find this so therefore I'm I'm no we don't have too long it is showing us the importance of Salah in zeca salam and Hajj in our Shahada all together in one Howdy.
Before we get into the actual meat of the Hubby, I wanted to spend a few moments discussing the narrator of the Hadith.
The narrator of the Hadeeth His name is Abdullah his cornea is a blogger of man. His birth name was Abdullah and he was a son of one of the along one email shamsudeen avahi, who was a famous biographer of the scholars of Hadith and also the Sahaba when he introduces who I'm loving, the last one is he says, as Imam Al goodwater scheffel Islam he is the Imam. He is the leader. He is the shift of Islam. I love the rough man, the father of of the Rahman Al kurachi, from Quraysh. And other way from the tribe of Adi and McKee, who was born in Morocco Morocco, Rama from Al Madani, who then migrated to Madina munawwara
he accepted Islam when he was young, and he migrated along with his family members. When he arrived in Madina munawwara on the on the call for the Battle of Ohio, it was called the province of a long line it was Salem did not accept him as a soldier to participate in the Battle of HUD because of his age. And similarly, the first battle that he was allowed to participate in was the Battle of humble and they actually there's a narration that actually tells us that these young Sahaba when the Prophet sallallaahu it was set on the line that the soldiers or the Sahaba for the battle, when he would go through the young ones, he would pull out those that were too young and he didn't seem
suitable to participate. And this habit would stand at their tippy toes, trying to make himself look a little taller and they would broaden their shoulders a little bit so that they may pass off to be a few years older. However, the first battle he participated in was in the Battle of Honda. He also participated in the allegiance that took place under the tree which is no one has been activated one as well. Allah subhana wa tada plays this allegiance, Locke, author of your logline and meaning if you buy your own Agatha Shut up, instead of
his mother's name was Zainab bintan mother own. She was the sister of man being mother own, who was a another famous Companion of the Prophet sallallahu. It was Juma he, there are many many narrations narrated from a beloved one of your loved one. He is considered to be the man from the mocha feeding those who
narrate Hadid from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam abundantly he narrates over 600 narrations
six 1600 narrations from the purpose of the long line he was sent him. And some scholars have gotten more accurate and they say 1630 narrations he inherits from the profit center long line and he was sitting member hiding on the law he had a brings in iterations very regularly in sodas in Miami he also brings the Hadid from a beloved amo Viola one.
Not only does he narrate from the province that along on a will send them but he also narrates a hadith from his father on one on one of the last one cheers with him certain experiences he had with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so you'll find I've loving on one of the Allah one narrating from his father. Similarly I'm loving I'm going to be alone one narrative from Rebecca siddhis where the alarm went off motto the alarm one on either the alarm one below the law one, so hey, what are the alarm one honor the last one xavion Sabbath or the last one and there and his uncle's evening Cotabato Viola one. Sad even it was Rudolph man mentale Ha. And there are so many companions,
including even women, his own his own sister have some of the Aloha honor he narrates from her as well. And he inherits from eyeshadow, the long line and many other companions.
He is considered to be one of the four.
So when you read Islamic texts, you'll find this reference to Abba Abba. These were the four young Abdullah's there were four young Abdullah's, who lived during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And after the prophets have a lot of money was sent and passed away. They outlived most of the Senior Companions,
the Senior Companions after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away, they were there, but in their presence there were other Senior Companions too. So where there was no Cathedral the last one where he lived alongside on one of the long run also lived hundreds of other great Sahaba so when the senior Sahaba passed away these four young Sahaba they became old then. So they became very important in the transmission of the deen because it's a habit became few. Now who are these abandonar about? The first of them is I'm delighted I buzzworthy Allahumma I've loved how best to get along. And Roma is a nephew of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he is I'm sorry, he is
the cousin of the prophets of the long line and he will send them the prophets of Allah while he was in his father and Ibis, we're brothers. The reason why I said nephew is because it's easy to make that mistake. The reason is because my boss was actually younger than the province of aloha to son. Even though he's the uncle of the purpose of the long line, he was seven, he was younger than him he was Alaskan, the youngest child that Abdulmutallab had. How does that have your loved one who is another one of the uncles of the prophets that along it was Saddam was the same age as the province of a long audio, so they were the exact same age. They both actually nursed during the same years
from one lady whose name was Eva, they both common they had a common nurse. Her name was Fuller, but she nursed Hamza, the Muslim. And she also knows the Prophet Mohammed said a long line he was in. So I've been loving our bus of YOLO. One is one of them. I've loved and I'm indifferent. Also, the long one is a second of them. The third is Abdullah Levin's of aid. And the fourth is of the loving Amara to long run. Now, some scholars they say that I'd love it I bus is one of these four, sorry, of the 11 myschool it'll be a long one is one of these four, they say. But if you add him to them, if you have if you add his name to the list, and it doesn't remain as foreign, it remains as it becomes
five. And the common statement regarding them is that they will for about the last. There were four Abdullah's, so the more correct and the more correct position is that the lava bus is not one of these for the reason is because even though his name is Abdullah even though he narrates abundantly from the province of Milan, he was seven and he was one of the great scholars amongst the Sahaba. The reason why he is not one of these four is because he was much older. And these four were very young when the prophets of Allah wa Davison and passed away. Each one of these four were still in their teenage years. They were all very young. And I'm beloved Masuda de la one was one of the
earlier companions, he accepted Islam in the early days of macoco.
I love it. I'm one of your loved one, whether it's a hobby of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who participated in many expeditions alongside the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and after the Prophet sallallahu it was something passed away, he continued to participate in in hozelock and sham it off buster. And also in in Persia. He was also present in the conquest of Egypt.
He was known for being a person who engaged in a bother a lot he engaged in a lot of a bother a lot of work. And this is one beautiful thing we'll find in the Sahaba that where they have great knowledge, this didn't hold them back from pushing themselves for a bother. These people were productive. That's one of my teachers, one of my teachers used to say something very beautiful. He used to say the first bit that came into our tradition was laziness. Because at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you won't find
Any Sahabi, who was a true Muslim being described as being lazy laziness was a description that was kept for the men at 15. Allah subhanho wa Taala described them as being lazy. That way that Thumbelina, Salatu, salam, Luka, Salah that when they would come to prayer, they were very lazy. As for the Sahaba, they were very energetic, they were always at the forefront, they never left. They never kept themselves behind. And I've been loving on one of the Allahumma is one of those companions always at the forefront. There was one interesting narration that remember how to hunt the law, he it brings in law to bring that even under the law, one
he once saw a dream. And he had this desire to share his dream with the prophets that along with him. But at the same time, he thought to himself, no, who am I, I'm a nobody and the prophets that allamani will set them is the Messenger of Allah, he's got tons of things to worry about, where am I going to bring my dream to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Now the dream he saw was that he says that he himself says that when I was young, before, before I discuss the dream with you. He says that when I was young, I used to regularly sleep in the machines of the proper set of nominees. And that's where I used to, I used to go there crash out guilt on app. And so he says, one of those days
while I was sleeping in the masjid, I saw a dream that two angels came and they took me and they took me to this big fire. And the fire was very horrific. There was there were two horns coming out of the fire. And there were many people in the fire. He says, I recognize people that were in that fire. So I began to say, are all the law humane or not I seek protection from Allah subhanho wa Taala. From this fire. He then says the
another angel then came, and he said to me, don't worry, this fire is not for you. So I've loved nominally a long one since I woke up. And I went to my sister and I shared my story with her. And his sister was quite amazed by the dream. So she shared the story with her husband. That's one of the good things about having relationships with people in high positions, that even though you might be a nobody, but your word might reach there. Her sister was who have some and have said, Who's her husband,
Mohammed Abdullah, the province that allamani was set up with her husband. So she tells the prophets of Allah Han he was loving, I'm gonna be alone while my brother he saw this dream. So the practice that Allahu alayhi wa sallam said Nirmal Raja Abdullah how good of a person is on realize they're very good person. But then then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, lo kinda used to live in LA. He would be even better if he spent some time worshiping at nighttime. If you stood up at night and paid the 100 Salah so the Sahaba they say that after that night we did not see up to a nominal Viola one sleeping a lot. He would only sleep a little bit, only a few hours of the night he
would sleep. Otherwise the rest of the night he would stand in prayer and keeping themselves engaged. One time a person by the name of Habib Shaheed, he came to nothing nothing I was a servant of I love and I'm gonna be a long one who was set free by up to 11 nominal, your loved one. And he asked a lot, he asked Nadia, that please tell me about the worship of the love and ometer What does he do when he's inside his house? So the servant said, If I share it with you, I'm worried that you won't be able to fulfill or follow his footsteps. So this Habib said, no, please tell us. So he said, I will equally Salatin, almost half of FEMA in Houma, that he will do will do for every
prayer. And then in between the prayers The only thing I would see I would love it I'm gonna be alone while I'm doing was holding the put on and reading the Koran. That was his date. But on Salah for onsala so you see how these people were great narrator's ahaadeeth participated in great battles was a part of the bianconeri one where Allah subhana wa tada already promises and pledges His pleasure to the people who participated in that VEDA. But nonetheless, they don't stop they just keep going. They keep they keep going. And the reason was, because even though Jelena was promised to them, possibly all of them and you know, individually, many of them
their goal of a bar that wasn't Jen that song It was they were fulfilling the command of Allah subhana wa Tada. They wanted to seek the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada in Geneva was an additional gift from Allah subhanaw taala. Not that they were not interested in gender, of course every person is interested in gender on teaches us to be excited about gender, so they were very excited about it.
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over 60 highs during his lifetime.
Over 60 hides during his lifetime. And there are narrations that tell us that he performed over hundreds of Omaha during his lifetime. There's actually one particular narration that tells us that our beloved omen of your loved one on one of his journeys to Makkah Makoto when he went from Vienna to Makkah, when he arrived in Makati. He was performing Ramadan, someone asked him, you've done so many honors in your life, who are you doing this? For now? He said I'm doing this on behalf of
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this is a Hadeeth that's used in support by those people who claim that it is permissible to do I'm gonna, on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those there. Then the other group of scholars, they say, What's the need of doing Ahmed on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is forgiven by Allah subhana wa tada Allah subhanaw taala has already given him a high rank. The other group made a cut make a counter argument and say, but we were told to send Sal out upon him along with Sunday on how much to make girlfriend that's why this as well and other the other group, they kind of argue
and say no, the reason why we spend a lot upon him is for our own benefit. And because it's a command from Allah subhana wa Tada, we don't find the companions in abundance making Ramadan or Hajj on behalf of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So anyway, this is a little discussion back and forth that the two groups of scholars have on this particular issue.
I'm loving on one of the alum, one was known for living a very simple life. He in one day, what have 30,000 dinar. And then a few days later, you would have nothing left. That was the kind of flow of money in our bank. So you can kind of guess how much money we're going to have. If you know your bank account from today. If you know that today, you have $30,000 in your bank, two months from now, you might be 25. Or you might be 35. But from the love of Allah and the companions in general, they would have a large amount, and then what would they do, they wouldn't afford it, they would share it or they would spend it and then the next few days, they would have nothing. And this isn't a sign of
them not being wise with their money. That's not what the situation is here. The issue here is that they have no value for it. They have no value for wealth, they understood and they had a high level of Tilak Quran, Allah subhana wa Tada. And they understood that whether they had money or not, it was the responsibility of Allah Subhana Allah without him to take care of his creation. Because that was the promise of Allah subhana wa tada in his book. So they had more trust in the law than they had in the possession that they that they owned, they had more trust in the law than the money that was sitting inside their bank. And this shows us the the the youth worker that they had
mamoon bin Moran says that I came into the house of economics. And I began to value everything inside his house, I started taking an estimate. You know how some people when they enter into your house, they start trying to they try to start guessing your salary.
They start measuring you, okay, the guy drives this car, the guy has this house, in this neighborhood, the houses must be worth this much. They pull up a red fin and they pull up the GPS and they start figuring out what the house is. Some people get very freaky, by the way, man, woman and some people they have no shame at all. They don't go and ask you how much to file for tax last year. And you're like, hey, cowboy, take it easy backup. There are some boundaries and limits and you can't ask people how much they make or another should it be your desire. When you start asking people questions about how much money they make, they don't feel comfortable. When you start asking
people how much they own. It doesn't make it doesn't make them feel comfortable. If I came to your house, or if you came to my house, and each of us started measuring each other's income, you make a person, you put a person in an uncomfortable place. Now my mom and my heroine isn't measuring the financial status of a beloved mama because that was no one everyone knew that he was more of a scholar and less of a businessman. But he was highlighting his own his abstinence from worldly pleasures. And he sits in there and he said that I I gathered, I just called one to color Shanthi Beatty, I kind of give it a little financial evaluation of everything that was in his house. He said
from beginning to end from top to bottom, I don't think that the value of everything he owned was more than 100,000. That was that was the value of everything that was inside his house.
Now I'm gonna love it on one of the alohar is a hobby who was known for being the bench when it came to practicing the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu. It wasn't him until the point that it was said about him that if there are two Sahaba, who disputed on what was the correct way to do something, what was the proper sunnah of carrying out a particular act? They will settle their dispute by coming and seeing what I'm loving Ahmad was doing whatever he was doing, they were sure that was going to be the son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. There's one that I was reading earlier this week when I was teaching the students when I was 11. I'm under the law one was so excited about
practicing the Sunnah, that one time, when the Prophet said aloud while it was set on was in the washroom. He actually climbed the wall and took a peek over
climbed the wall and took a peek over to see how the purpose of the law one day was cinema seated. Now the scholar is they argue they say that why would someone climb over the wall to see what the purpose of a lot of money was setting was doing? So there are two explanations given the first thing many explanations, but there are two very easy explanations to this action of this first thing he was young, energetic, and it was very enthusiastic. He wanted to know the Sunnah of how to use the washroom, and that's what he ended up doing. The second thing was that he was confident that the progress of a lot of Huawei was set up will not relieve himself while being uncovered because that
wasn't as soon as the process of lessening the progress that allow Huawei was set on would never relieve himself in a way where he would be exposed. There are many narrations
At this Harbor, they say the province of Milan while he was said it needed to go for the washroom and I walked along with him, and he was using the washroom and I was standing right here with a bucket of water and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam asked me, can you please give me the water or after he was finished, I gave him the water he went and did. So it wasn't our culture that we have, unfortunately, where we include ourselves in our socket is exposed when we're using the washroom, they want to keep themselves covered, and when they would when they want to. That's why the scholar is actually saying
that it is not permissible for a person to uncover, they uncover their body when they use the washroom unless they are in a place where they are secure and they cannot be seen. And that wasn't a common thing. In those days there was they were open, they were an open area, so they would keep themselves covered. They are narration that even tell us that when a person would go to Bay, they would keep themselves covered. So that's why we have the narration that I showed on the along on the promise of aloha they will set them what bathe together from one bowl, but each of them will never see each other's private area because even when they were bathing together, they would keep a thin
waist strap, which wouldn't prevent water or wouldn't prevent soap wouldn't provide cleaning, but at the same time it would keep them covered just in case anyone would see accidentally.
There's a narration by Muslim Rahmatullahi Ali Salim bin Abdullah narrates Salim the son of our beloved Alma, who are loving our son Salim he narrates he says that I'm loving the last one. He said. So he's saying my father said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that not only sacrum l massage, do not stop the women, your wives, your women from coming to the massage. Committed very clear. So I would love it. Ahmed is narrating this hadith from the prophets of the long run. He was the one who made the statement. So one of the loving moment of your long one sons was name was Bella Bella Abdullah. He said to the loving Amara. That, no we're not going to let our
wives go to the machine. And he contradicted or when against the statement of his father. And it wasn't his father's statement. It was actually the statement of the practice of allamani wisdom. So I love it. I'm going to be alone one became so upset with him for sub bow who Suburbans say yeah and Mazda Miata who Subbu who mythical pattern.
That's what Salim says. He says my father cursed him so bad. He told him off so bad that I never heard my father ever use language like that before in his life. He just lost it. And another narration tells us that he said to his father, he said to his son, that I'm telling you what the prophet said, and you're sharing your opinion? Where does your opinion center place contradicting the clear statement that come into the province that allowed me to set them do not stop and do not prevent women from coming to the rescue. And in that narration of 11 Oh my god, Allah Juan told his son that I will not speak to you. And he didn't speak to him for a long time because his son
violated the honor of the Hadith, until a group of companions came in to intervene and they set it off the loving Mama, you should forgive your son. This is a mistake on his part, overlook it in a beloved on one of your loved one pardon his son after that.
He had a very soft heart. There's a narration that tells us that once he was reading an eye of the Quran, and I'm yet in in levena Shaku hombre de la Fabrica Hatha Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Laval, baka booka booka booka, he says that, he read this ayah that has the time not come for those who believe that their hearts should be in fear or their hearts should be a worried in concern with the remembrance of Allah and that chapeau will make hearts have fear and they can then turn to the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala or that their hearts should fear because of everything that's taught in the secret of Allah meaning everything that's said in the Quran has a heart has a time not come that your heart
responds to the Quran, or that your heart is inclined towards the vicar towards the remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He when he heard this, he cried and cried and cried, and he cried so much until his tears in his state of crying overcame.
Now Beloved, I'm one of the alone one, he was known for being the Sahabi, who did not participate in the politics when things got messy between the Sahaba when the Sahaba started deferring with one another in the political issues of delivering on one of the last one, he stepped up, and he stepped out and went away. And he actually then migrated back to Mocambo karma. And he lives in my karma karma until he passed away. Many people would come to him and they would say to him, I'm delighted you are a senior Sahabi now you're one of the older companions of the Prophet of the Lord. He said them, why don't you get involved in the affairs of Allah de la Juan and of Monrovia,
that I cannot get engaged because I prefer to keep myself dedicated for a bada and keep myself dedicated for worship. Now, what's the lesson here? The lesson here from this example of a beloved I'm gonna be a long one is that not every person is obliged to be politically involved. There are some people
People who are naturally involved in their hearts are inclined, and they have a good strong voice in this in this sphere, for them great thing. But for other people who, if they get involved, they may end up doing foolish things. If you're not smart, and you get involved, you're going to cause more harm than anything. You know, I'm not sure if you guys have seen this, but every time I see someone in front of the camera from the Muslim community, who isn't trained to be in front of the camera,
I just start.
I don't know, I don't know how to explain it.
I just start.
Very, start getting very upset. How about that? And it makes me and I'll tell you one thing, and I'm not being a hypocrite, I would never do it myself. I tried once or once or twice in the past and once to try once or twice when I did try to get involved a little bit. It by it backfired on me in such a way that it was a lesson from Allah saying, you just stay in the must've Allah teachings classes, give lectures, but don't get involved with the media and politics because it's just not for you. There was one person who came to me, this female journalist, she was so persistent that she wanted to have an interview with me. I said, No, no, no, no, no. She kept pushing and kept pushing
and kept pushing. Until finally I said to her, okay, so she came over. And when she came over to do the interview, she asked me some questions, mainly about nica and Islam, marriage and thought alkynes, you know, Social Affairs. And I answered all of our questions. When she left, she printed the article. And someone sent me a message saying shift, there's an article in the newspaper, I won't say which newspaper, I won't say the journalists name either. Otherwise, you guys are gonna go search for it.
For those of you that are creepy, internet, trolls, I'm sure you'll find it somewhere the other? Actually, I don't think you'll find it because this anyway, okay.
So then I said, Hey, send me a picture of the take a picture of an incentive. So he took a snap a bit incentive picture of the article to me. And I looked at and I said, I swear by Allah, I didn't say any of this.
What I told her was how beautiful Islam was when it comes to the Islamic laws of marriage and what Islamic guidelines are on nicaya law. And this journalist found a way to twist every one of my words to make it look like Islam, puts women to slavery, the moment they get married. And I then contacted her and I said, Take it down. And it was a big problem. Anyway, I don't want to share my experiences with you guys, because it gets more sad and more sad and more sad. A few days, about a few days back, I saw a link of it was a Muslim guy. He's I think he has, he has a group called muslims for Trump. And he was doing a video on YouTube, encouraging people to vote for Trump. And it was kind of
one of those moments that I became very upset. You know, just watching this, looking at the language, the way people were speaking. And whether you vote for whether you support Trump or not, that's your personal thing. I have nothing to do with that. Actually, I do a little bit but for the greater part, it's your decision. Okay. And if you and I say I do because there is also a religious obligation that we have, and I know the claim can be made on the other side too. So leave that aside. Even if you want to be a spokesman on behalf of a political party that may not be the most popular and is known for being racist if that's what you want to do with life. At least prepare
yourself to present yourself appropriately in front of the camera. That's why I'm telling you the best thing is leave these things to people that are in that are hot that have that have experience
of loving your loved one steps back and says Hey guys, you know what, this really isn't for me I'm just going to spend my time doing a bother and focusing here
I'm not we'll go to the last part of our webinar I'm gonna do long ones life. After our beloved disobeyed the law, Juan Houma, was murdered by the army of hijas. bunnies Makka Moo karma was
undecided as who would be their next leader.
claims were made and many people started hinting towards the idea that our beloved Omar of your loved one would be their leader. So someone wrote a letter to her Jasmine nice of saying that you know what, you just took out our beloved zobayan but there's still one more Abdullah left of the loving armor, and there's a big chance people will come and give back to him. So hi, Jasmine nucifera letter to our loving Norma and he said to him, Bella Vani and Nakata. khilafah that it's reached me the news has reached me that you are interested in being the halifa and he said to him, Hey, Jasmine, he was telling of the lava nama I just want to let you know you are not worthy of
Canada. He said the reason is because you are.
You are a miserly, stingy person. And you have II means you have like, like you're not focused, you're not in you're not in check. You have a lot. You have some buffalo you have some jhala you're not educated to the point where you can be a halifa. So for katiba foccacia, he
responded back to him and he says to him, that
You claim MacArthur minerals elaphiti from Apollo two, how am I here, min Valley. He said you claim that I, I have a desire for philosophy. I just want to let you know I have no desire for philipa it's not even a desire that's in my heart and I have I'm not advocating for it. It's not my cup of tea. Then after that, he says, As for you saying, that heart is not in one place and I have ignorance. He said,
Well, I'm not gonna lie. Furman JAMA, Aki tabula Felisa VI, whoever has the Quran in his heart cannot be a misguided person. And I have 100 I have the Quran inside my heart. So stop doubting my ability. And then after that, he says,
and you say that I'm a believer person, I am a manager leave stingy person. He said, I have not spared a moment of my life, but to share everything I have. And that's the knowledge that I gained from the province of Milan. And everyone is a witness to that, that I've given my life to it.
Hi, Jasmine Yusuf was still persistent on removing doing something about our beloved Ahmed, but he wasn't sure what to do. So maybe the city narrates that hi Jasmine used to give a football and in his hotel he said that indeed the son of Sylvain meaning our beloved is a bit who he just recently killed. He said indeed, I'm loving this obeyed, has changed the book of Allah He has made some changes in the Quran.
And I love it nominally Allah Han was sitting there he admitted he got up and said, That's not true. I've been loving this Aveda did not cause any change in the Quran. We are the people of the Quran we know. And he said even if the loved ones Aveda wanted to change the Quran, even if he wanted to, he couldn't change it, neither can you change the Quran. So how Jasmine is upset to other loving of loving Dharma that your mind has gone bad.
Your mind has, your mind is rotting. You've lost your sense of thinking you've become an old man was just rambling in the way so I'm loving I'm gonna be alone onset. I know what I'm saying. And if you repeat your statement and your accusation again, I will give you the same response. Hi, Jasmine nice, then order some of his men to attack a glove and out of your mouth one. So while I would love a nominal the long one was doing the walk they came to him and they hit him and the injury ultimately left to his passing away. He passed away in the 73rd year after he died at the age of 85. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants us the love of a beloved Ahmad and his father and
resurrects us with them and allows us to follow them in their footsteps. Now
the Hadith that we're studying here, regarding the five pillars of Islam, there's a little backdrop to this. Mr. Mahajan. Allahu Allah narrates this hadith. He says that under Roger don't call it abnormal. Miami nokhada and Armin tatami Rahman watarrka, jihad. He said, What is it? I see you doing Hodge every year, which means you have physical ability or strong person. I see you doing it every year, which also shows us that you're a strong person, but you don't go for jihad, which you have are they talking about here?
That you had that was occurring between the Sahaba otherwise of the love and the alarm, one did go for jihad. He went for Jihad during his father's tilaka many times, as I gave example, earlier on,
but he did not he did not participate in the battle between algo de la one and while we are the last one, and the Omega battle and Hajaj minisub and all that stuff, he stayed away. So they asked him, Why don't you go in and give us your hat. So I'm gonna
add that a glove and I'm gonna be a long one responded by saying boonie Islamorada humps that Islam is built on five, five colors, and then he walked through the rest of the honey. Now, the one thing here to notice is that this question was asked to him, and he gave this response to the question that why don't you go for jihad. So what someone may deduce from this is that jihad is not one of the pillars of Islam. This is not true. jihad is one of the pillars of Islam. But the reason why he did not mention Jihad to be one of the pillars of Islam, and I'm proud to be Rahmatullah. Here it says, The reason is, because jihad is not always fun.
It may be fun sometimes, and it may not be fun of other times. As for these five pillars, they're always waiting above you. As soon as you hit the bench, they come down upon you, meaning as soon as you qualify for them, they come down upon you. And the other thing about these five, the Shahada, Salam Salas, aka Hodge, these five The thing about them is that they are individually about that. Okay. It may not be fun about me, but they will be forced on you. Even though we're both brothers. We were born from the same parents and we live in the same home maybe even as well. Maybe they're falling on you and not falling on me. While you have one it becomes part of it isn't fundamental
person, the father Dr. Jihad comes on a community.
You guys understand that the obligation of jihad is on the community. So here I'm delivering on one of the along one is guiding this person to the Pillars of Islam that relate to an individual
Now in this how do you there is a mention of five pillars of Islam. When we know there are actually more pillars to Islam, mainly, maybe not mentioned in the Hadith with a word pillar itself because it doesn't mention pillar it just says boonie al Islam, Allah humps that Islam is built on five, which, if you follow the analogy, you build on pillars, so it's built on pillars.
We have one Hadith that tells us that Islam has over 70 parts. And one of them is at higher and higher Shama to middle Eman being modest, and this hadith will study it up ahead in time. So the reason why even though there are so many obligations of Islam and so many things that are mandatory upon us to do and so many important things that are direct components of the deen, the reason why these five are mentioned is because these five are very important.
And these five, anyone that carries out these five things, then has the ability, and has the potential to engage in all the other acts of a bada. All the other acts of Ebola, you can do all of them. So think of these five, kind of like the reservoir of water from where streams now flow. If there wasn't a reservoir with streams flow, no, these five teaches how to live the rest of our life and they take the water in all different directions. And they teach us all differently by that. In order to understand that. Let me explain one thing to you. One time there was a student of mine who I used to teach put on, that student was maybe less than 10 years old, eight, nine years old. He
asked a question, I was teaching this how do you think class and I said to them lunia, Islamorada humps that Islam is built on five pillars, so he raised his hand. I said to him, what happened? What's your question? He said,
Why is it only five pillars? Why not six pillars? Why not four pillars? why not three pillars? Why is it five pillars? So his question was a good one. But I just wasn't in the mood of answering him. So I said to him,
pay attention to the class.
A little while later, he raised his hand again. He said shift I can't. From my question. Can you please tell me why there are five pillars? So I said to him, if you right now, I promise you that inshallah, in the next few days, I'll give you your answer. So then I started doing some reading until I found the answer to that little boy's question. Now, why did the Prophet said a long while they was sort of mentioned five pillars. The reason is because the scholars they say,
any action that we aren't encouraged to do in the deen either will be calbee or later, it will be means either it'll involve the heart directly be connected to the heart or later, that will be meaning it's not directly connected to the heart. If it's connected to the heart, then this is where the Shahada fits in. That's one of the, that's the first of the five pillars. If it's connected to the heart, then what this is what this is where Shahada fits in.
If it's not connected to the heart,
then either it is something that Shay is telling us to do, or something that Shetty is telling us to stay away from.
If it's something that shediac is telling us to stay away from,
then this is sewn.
Because what is some literally mean?
Lm sock, which means to stay away, staying away from eating, drinking intimacy. If it's something that Shetty is telling us to do, then it will fall into three categories. Doing something with your body. That's what you call Sala doing something with your wealth. This is what you call zecca. And doing something with your wealth and your body, this is what you're called Hutch.
You guys understand that. So that's the breakdown of how each of these five are actually important. And these numbers are not just coincidental.
Another group of scholars, they say that the reason why I mentioned five and this is similar to the one I just mentioned, but it's another it's a different structure. They say that every act of the deed will fall into one of three categories. Either they're a bar that has something to do with your tongue, it's a folio ibadah. Either it has to do something with your action. This is what we call fairly Eva, rather it has to do something with your wealth. This is what we call malyon Riba. If it has to do with your tongue, then that's your Shahada, because that's something you have to say with your tongue. If it has to do with your wealth, that's what we call zakat. Now leave hujjat for a
moment, okay, the pause for a moment. If it has to do with your actions then we have sown and salam, both of them summons that are both to do with actions. Someone can argue and say that, oh, the mouth, the verbalized actions, there was only one man the financial contributions there was only one. Why are there two when it comes to
sale actions? Well the reason is because there are two types of actions to do and not to do to do is to not to do is you're fasting and they say hive is like the Grand Slam, where all four of these are combined together in one. Because then how do we have the verbal partner bake along Milla bake? And how do we have the financial part without it, we can't go for Hajj, how are you going to travel and reach there and hide you have the to do pull off in cell phone, Motorola, and going by. And you also have that too not to do which is in the home. In a home there are many things you're told to stay away from.
Then the scholars, they bring a third perspective of how these five pillars of Islam are the five number why it's so important.
For you see, the summary of the journey of Islam is a lover is reconnecting with his beloved, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Every person is trying to reconnect with a lot. And that's where that's where these five pillars come in, that are so effective in connecting a person with their Creator. So they say, when a person loves someone, if you love someone, the first thing you have to do is say to them, that's where your Shahada comes in shadow Allah, Allah, Allah, where you're saying it to Allah, Allah, I love you, yeah, lie testified that you are my Allah, you are my Creator, you are everything, I cannot worship anyone other than you. When they have a little bit of luck.
Then after that, after you tell them, then there's also a need to humble yourself. In front of you're in front of your beloved, you have to humble yourself, no one wants to stay with an arrogant person. So how do we express our humbleness in front of Allah by Salah Casa La is all about humbling yourself destroying your ego, then at times, you may also need to be hungry for your beloved, every mother knows what this means every father knows what this means. This is where your son comes in, or you remain hungry for the sake of time. And then you may also need to spend on your beloved.
And this is where your God comes in where you give money for your beloved. And then ultimately, the deal is sealed. When you go and live with your beloved or you go to the house of Your Beloved and this is where Hodge comes in. Where you go to a law and leave your life behind. leave everything behind. And you dedicate yourself fully to Allah Pottermore Donna, someone once said
to me you don't you guys are Where are you guys aren't aware of Layla June right there Romeo and Juliet. So someone said to me, junoon
man, you're crazy. I mean, he was mad, you know. And so that really wasn't a big discovery. He said, Man, you're crazy. Cuz what Magellan used to do was he used to walk around the neighborhood of Laila. And he used to hug the houses there. Imagine a guy when you drive back home randomly hugging a house,
you'd call 911. We have a crazy guy here. Right? He used to have random houses and kiss the walls. So someone one day said to him Oh, my god, you're crazy. What's up with all the kissing of random walls and hugging walls? So he used to say, a motorolla Dare dare Layla, who Kabira dalje dari Waddell? girare Baba hookah Dr. Rochelle of Nickleby. When I came home and seconded.
He said, I walk around these houses hugging one kissing one. And people think that I love the cement and I have some infatuation with a mortar between the cement, when the truth is that I have no love for the cement itself. The reason why I'm here is because I know in one of these houses, my beloved Laila is sitting there.
And this is the closest I can get to her. And that's what the Kaaba is to us. Someone once said,
One Hindu group, they made an objection, they said that the Muslims say to the Hindus, that you're not supposed to worship idols, when we see in the picture that you have millions of Muslims worshipping this idol. to them. They're looking at the Kaaba, kind of like a,
like an idol. So that's when the father responded back and said, We don't worship the Kaaba. Hypothetically, if the Kaaba wasn't there, if someone lifted the Kaaba, there are narrations that actually saved before the day of judgment, the Kaaba will be destroyed. And if the Kaaba is destroyed and it is lifted, the scholars they say, even if the physical structure of the Kaaba isn't there, we will continue to pray in that direction, because we don't worship the Kaaba who worship in the
direction of the cabinet.
Now now that we have this, let's open up the huddle and let's get into it. The province that alone Huawei will send him says Islam is built on five. The first thing you learn from this is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when teaching this very simple lesson to the masses, he uses as an he uses an analogy. Rather than saying that Islam There are five things important in Islam. He says Islam is built on five pillars and the reason why he uses uses this
analogy is because every human being has a home, they go back to every human being does. And all this hardware that he's speaking to, they all have homes, and they've all camped, they've all gone on journey. And anyone who's gone on a journey and has erected attempt knows that how many points do you need? Five, you need a Miller unit a middle pillar that'll hold the 10th up, then any four points that are going to hold the four corners down. If you want 5.6 points, you can keep adding, but the general structure is one in the middle and five on the corner. Now, the beautiful thing about this analogy is that if you remove one of the side pillars, if I remove one pillar, from the
four from the four supporting pillars, will the 10th still be standing?
It'll be a messed up 10th. But it will be there. If I remove two will the put with it will tend to still be there. It'll be a messed up tent, but it'll still be there. But if all four pillars are there, but the middle pillar isn't there, well, they tend to be there.
So what's the middle pillar out of these five pillars? should have been a shadow in law? Why should they?
That's your middle pillar. Think of your Shahada, your test application like a key that opens the door,
it opens the door of the sooner and opens the doors of general once you use that key, you have to turn it
in that key is the one thing that we don't give value to we don't understand what it means to say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Allah so I testify and I believe in Allah subhana wa, tada,
the province that a long line a wisdom tells us that there will be a person who will come in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment. And that person will have committed so many sins, that in his scale of bad deeds, he will have 99 volumes of sins.
And each volume will be so large that his eye won't be able to see the end of that volume
in one scale of 99. And this person will be sure when he sees the 99 volumes like that, that I'm in a lot of trouble. And then in his scale of good deeds, that will only be one piece of paper.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that one piece of paper will outweigh 99 volumes. And when he will look inside that one piece of paper, what will he find their
law in law on the law, Mohammed rasulillah. Messenger hadn't mentioned the law, the law he'll find his still hidden. That's the value of your authority. Never underestimate the importance of your demand. Make that the priority of every day of yours? How do I make my eemaan? stronger? How do I make my bond with my parents with my How do I make my bond with everyone around me stronger, and not only to stronger, but make my mom such that every person in my life that ultimately connects me further with a loss of Hannah Montana, one of my good friends, his father is in the hospital right now. And he was telling me that there is a chance that his father may not make it. So earlier today,
when I was sending him a message of just encouragement and patience, one of the things I said to him was that don't let this calamity affect your relationship with a law.
Let this difficulty be there because it's going to be there. But let your relationship with the law be stronger. You said today you were a Muslim law law in the law, which means you have to learn to trust unless
there is no creator except from law. Now when we say law in the law, there are two there are two aspects to it. The statement La Ilaha Illa. There's a negation and then there's an affirmation. Then negation comes first La Ilaha. Which means there is no one worthy of worship, negation no one worthy of worship in the law, except for Allah subhana wa, tada, this sort of a sentence structure is a very elegant way in a very clear and simple way of conveying your message. You guys understand that. So if I wanted to tell my kids, if I wanted to give them a command, the best way for me to give them a command and say, my son, there is nothing that you're supposed to do right now. Except.
So the message is very, it's very clear that I'm not supposed to do anything, but read the Koran. That's exactly what the statement is, there is no other worthy of worship.
And when we say worship,
this is not just about worshiping in terms of putting your head down and believing someone else to be God. But people can be worshipped in different ways. You don't have to read a Shahada with someone's name in that Shahada to worship them. People worship politics, people worship, music, stars, there are people who worship you know, a movie stars, people worship, all sorts of different things. So being inclined from something is one thing, but worshiping it means that we're that person is your god that person is everything for you. That person is the beginning and end for you. That that high level of authority, that absolute loyalty,
That deity should only be a loss of Hannah Horta, La ilaha illAllah The only God we have only creator we have is Allah subhanho wa Taala
Muhammad Rasul Allah then after that the second part of the Shahada is testifying in the in the in the Prophet of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. What does this mean? What this means is that a person, first of all testifies that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a messenger of Allah. And when you when you read the words of the Hadith, if you go back to the words of the hottie, and you read the original Hadith itself,
it's interesting because
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well, under Mohammed Rasulullah, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And everything I bring to you, in essence, is a message of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So when we say we believe in the prophets of the long line, it was to them, it's not just a matter of saying that I love the Prophet said a lot of audio said, His love is in my heart. And that's it. I you know, my mind is complete, yes, technically, it may be complete, because you believe in the process of the long line it was sent him, but believing in Him is much more than just loving it. It's about imitating them, it's about
following him, viewing him is the authority, understanding him to be the legislator, the one who brings revelation to us submitting ourselves to the province of a long line he was sent him. And one of the problems that I see in our community is that we are very easy and very public about our belief in Allah. And that assumes that Allahu alayhi wa sallam, as long as whatever we're told to Dubai ardene conforms with what culture expects of us what society expects from us. But the second society or the culture goes against what align that'll suit some long Ronnie was sent a month from us, everyone goes quiet.
You guys understand that? So when it comes to a social justice issue, Muslims will be the first voice. You know, social justice, social justice, social justice. But when it comes to morality and society, that's very common, we won't find people being as vocal anymore. Because when you raise your voice, and then you share your stomach values, but immorality, you're not being acceptable as a Muslim, then what happens? Everyone starts pointing fingers at you, and they start saying, Hey, what's up with you weirdo? You know, keep your weird stuff to yourself. When Islam isn't about partially sharing your religion. There's no need for a Muslim to be apologetic. The prophets have a
long line, he was said almost never apologetic. You know, I was really I was teaching the students the opening chapters of the seat of organization.
And there are some interesting narrations in there at the province of a long line and he was setting them when he first openly called people towards Islam. He didn't just tell them that Allah subhanho wa Taala was their Lord. He told them La Ilaha Illa all these other idols, they're all bad or wrong. So foolishness, and he openly told the people that these idols cannot help you and he and they said that you that your Mohammed they would come to Abu Talib and they would say that your nephew Mohammed, he openly. He said he uses he uses he openly refutes our idols and his language is very harsh. He says that our idols are foolish and they cannot help us. Is this how he is? We can
tolerate this. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't stop. And at times it resulted in people beating them up. There's one narration that I'm going to leave it alone one says, I was bought, I was near the province that allamani will set him when he was inviting people towards Islam. And the people of courage. They jumped on him, they give them a pizza. They beat him and beat him and beat him until abubaker came and he he pushed the people away. And they said to the people adopted to Luna, Roger and a akula be a lot are you beating this man up because he's sharing his belief with you? Is that what you're beating him up? The problem is that a lot of our day was said
he was not unapologetic Muslim. Okay? He wasn't apologetic Muslim. Muslims don't believe in a genderless society. That's not something we believe in. We do believe in gender. We believe in genders and we respect genders. genders have roles. Each person has a responsibility towards society, towards family, each individual has their own role to play in life, this gender, this culture is not an Islamic thing. Right? So these are things as Muslims don't. We need to obviously share things that are common, it's an important thing. But also don't be afraid to share things that are uncommon, when the time is right in a wise manner in front of people that you need to share it
in front of as well.
Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he then shares the second pillar of Islam which is establishing prayer. Now the language used in this hadith is ecommerce seller. It should actually be a Kama Sutra
but the reason why it comes right the reason why the language FAMAS Salah is used is to follow the language that will come in the next How do you eat the next part of the Hadith ether is zeca. So this is a common thing in the Arabic language that they will bring to words even though the grammar might be a little off but they'll change it just to match the match the the flow of the sentence. So they call this prolific without without bond is the watch. So
Because of the parent of the two sentences, because that is a guy rather than being a farmer just salah and eat that. They say if
you call Mrs Allah
and that way
now Salah is something very important. It's so important in our Deen that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that this is one of the first things that we will be questioned about under the judgment. The prophets that along with some tells us in one Hadith, the differentiating factor between a Muslim and anonymous them is their Salah. The non Muslims don't pray and the Muslims they pray their salon, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the last advice he gave to the companions before he passed away. He said to them, a sala de la sala de be punctual in your salon, be punctual in your salon? Because your Salah is the connection between you and Allah subhana
wa tada How can a day pass by in which you don't pray your son on that day is a day in which you weren't connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. Salam is your moment to open your heart and speak to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, one day a person went to the scholar and went to a scholar and said to him, I want to speak to Allah. So that scholar said to him, that you cannot speak to Allah. But if you want to listen to what Allah is saying to you read the Quran. And if you want to say something to Allah, go and read Salah that's a communication portal with Allah subhana wa tada you can speak to Allah through your bla bla speaks to you through is put on. That's how you communicate
with the laws of logic. And that's the importance of salon. We shouldn't treat salon as something that's secondary and not important and whatever is at the core of our spirituality. So when you wake up every morning ask yourself this question, how am I going to facilitate my salon? Where am I going to be during this day? And at what point will it be difficult for me to press off? When it's difficult to press a lot how would I pray? When will I need to do will do How will I do will do Should I carry an extra two three bottles in the car of water gets in my trunk in case I need to do a little while I'm somewhere and I don't have access to water always be ready for solo there was one
brother who who will pick me up for he was an Uber driver he picked me up taking me to the airport and I saw this beautiful thing when I was living my my bag in his trunk
I saw the corner he had a small little pouch the small little corner like with a little box in it and in there he had like these things that he would need for salon I asked him what are these things he said this is my silver box. So I have a Muslim mother I have you know my my he had a little compass in there how to determine his his color. And then he had like a little spray bottle there that he would use for spray he would spray the water on himself and he wouldn't waste too much water Walden will do he had a little hat in there. So in case you needed to do is needed to wear that hat while doing it. And it was a little nice little box and I appreciated that because it showed that
whether he uses the box or not none of my business I mean as a Muslim I should assume that obviously he's using that box. But what I do know is that whether he uses it or not, that's right that right there is effort. That's effort right there. This person is actually trying when you work in your cubicle keep it let's keep a little extra massada there. Keep a little extra bottle there that you can do with in your backpack keep them somehow with you a light one something thing you don't one of those thin plastic ones keep one in your bag. So you're ready for Salah when you need to pray gifts, if you have everything you need for Salah when the time comes in sha Allah praying that Salah will
be much more easier. When a person prays the law what they're actually showing what they're expressing to Allah is their need from us upon without their desperate their dependence on Allah Spano. Dada, they Allah, how am I going to live my life without you? When you're praying our salaat it's very important that we focus on the inward aspect of salah and also the outward aspect of Salah. So yes, the what are some elements of the outward aspect of Salah, for example, praying Salah, while being in the state of purity, making sure your clothes are clean, making sure the place you're praying is clean, making sure you're facing the table, making sure the time is read making
sure you're praying the right number of God, making sure you're following the fifth epsilon meaning you're tying your hands in the right place, and you're reading the right thing at the right time fulfilling the motions properly. That's all considered to be the outward aspect of setup.
But don't ignore the inward aspect of salon. And that's where you focus. And you ask yourself why exactly am I doing this? What value what benefit does salado bring to me.
And if you focus on that, what you'll find is that PSA is kind of like a one stop pill
that'll give you a cure to all of your illnesses. It's a medication that has cure for all of your illnesses and you just have to extract that, that benefit from the pill. Think of it kind of like a treasure box. It has everything in there. All you have to do is know where to look and how to pull it up. And you'll find it there. So from slot you'll learn things like time management, you know
waking up in the morning, staying awake, praying yourself during the day time management. At this time I need to do this at that time I need to be there. This is when the event is going to be called. This is how much time it's going to take me to pray so long. You learn consistency. This is a very beautiful characteristic. And I've seen that many of our youth, they lack in this characteristic. They don't have consistency. They'll do something one day and they'll do something for two, three weeks, and then the fourth fifth week, they're gone. It's very tough to find people with consistency in our day and age. A lot teaches us steadfastness and consistency. Salah also
teaches the organization, it teaches you to do things in a method. You don't just pray saw and raise your hands and walk away. There's a method, there's a time there's a place, it teaches you how to organize yourself. When you place a lot in JAMA. It teaches us unity how to get together and be a part of a society being a part of a group, not living your life in isolation. When you stand in salons, shoulder to shoulder with people to your right and left. This teaches you equality, that it doesn't matter how wealthy you are or how poor you are, that doesn't determine whether you get the front stuff or the backs off. You want the front stuff you come early. You You're standing in the
backseat, because because because you came late, you don't get to choose a standing to your right or you don't get to choose a standing to your left slot TVs you social equality, that your wealth doesn't dictate anything. It doesn't dictate who you are as a person. Your wealth is a gift for you spend it, enjoy your life, spend it on poor people donate to causes, but don't let it define who you are.
Facing the Qibla It teaches us of B it reminds us constantly of the direction of life, that this life is a journey and the direction that we need to be heading towards in this journey, no matter what part of the world we're in, is towards the Kaaba. It's towards the muscle part of what Allah is towards the example of Ibrahim on a system towards the life and the sacrifices of the prophets that Allahu Allah was to them. So when we face the Qibla, don't just face the Qibla and start reminding yourself of the sacrifices that went behind this to remind yourself a foot hamaca remind yourself of the construction of the Kaaba by Ibrahim Ali Salaam and his son is Mona Lisa, let facing the Qibla
be something meaningful to you. When a person says a lot about a demon, they raise their hands. What does that mean? You know, the scholars are saying when you raise your hand for the IRS, it's as if you're taking the world and you're pushing it outside behind you, as if it has no value. You know, like, you know, this gesture you make like I don't care about it. So what you're doing is that when you see a lot of luck, but it's as if you're pushing the entire world behind your back. And by saying this, you are putting yourself in a new world. In a world where people don't matter. In a world where what you want doesn't matter. In a world where you are totally submissive to Allah
subhanho wa Taala it's kind of like temporarily you've transported or you've teleported from this world to a whole different world altogether. That's what that actually means. And when you're saying Allahu Akbar them your Salah repeatedly, this is helping you deal with your spiritual diseases, like the pride, people who have pride issues. Let Allahu Akbar humble you that Allah subhana wa tada is greater than every ability I have today was given to me by Allah subhanahu wa Tada, when we're praying Salah,
we learn to control our gaze, we look down and look at one place. So when our son was over, when we go back for work, when we go back to school, what's the lesson control your gains, lower your gains, keep your eyes controlled. You know, and this is a very important discussion. And this week, in particular, with the whole chaiwala story going on. You guys are aware of the Pakistani chaiwala story, right?
know some of you guys aren't Yeah, this has become a phenomenon. It's like a that guy. His video has gone like viral where
some people have someone took a video of this chaiwala chaiwala. Someone who makes T and serves T and Fox son is a young guy, he makes T and serves t but he has blue eyes and has very beautiful features. And all of a sudden the internet broke. Like every girl and her teens had some very inappropriate comment to make about the chaiwala. And all of a sudden he's all over the news. And he's being offered this this is this a week ago, like within this last week. He was a guy one week ago he was someone just average guy living his life. And one week later, he's not being offered actors, actor acting roles. He's been offered by movie industries to come and act in the movies
because of his
his looks edgy, lowering your gaze. Not that I'm not that I'm saying what a genius his look. But by the way, I'll tell you one thing. SubhanAllah men have standards. I saw this one interview where he was being interviewed and the interviewer asked him that now that you've gained all this fame and you're being offered positions by the movie industry to come and act, are you interested in what he said? He said this sort of immoral acting that we see in movies is not something that our families interested in.
He's in his exact words.
He said if there's something that I find that very
more modest and moral and halaal but I can do with myself I'd be open to it. But as far as anything immoral and hard on openly said this on the media, he said, I'm not interested in this, right? Never judge a book by its cover. You never know the person, the state of a person's heart.
Allah subhanaw taala guide him and keep him on the straight path and not let fain get to his head that he ends up selling his values. So solo teaches us to also control our gaze to keep your gaze lowered focus.
So also teaches us to ask from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, kinaba do what you're gonna stay in a lot. You are the one that we turn to ask from solidity to this the Sahaba when they describe the Salah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they say his Salah was one in which he recited very slowly he recited very commonly, one idea at a time he didn't rush through his salon. It wasn't like him that I'm not even 100 Malika Medina
I mean, none of that. It was I have I have hungry law, horrible Amin. And I'm not even doing justice to reading like the prophecy that a lot of setup. I'm just trying to imitate the i have i a part of Ramana Maharshi. one ayah, one ayah? And what does that teach us? that teaches us in life, learn to slow down.
Don't let people speed you up all the time. They are i was i was reading a paper
earlier this week of the benefits on the benefits. And there's research done on this on having children
bored at home.
The benefits of boredom. So when you're kids, when your kids tell you Mom and Dad, I'm bored, what is your responsibility to be humble?
We've seen that day in our life. Otherwise, in most homes, when kids when they're bored, what's the first thing that happens?
They jump on the screen, you jump on the iPad, jump on the phone and have it on my house, I have a policy on my my kids are still young, my oldest one is six. But they all know they do not have any tablets, we have no tablets in our home at all.
I've told my wife and I have this policy as well that our kids should never hold our phones. They're not they're just not supposed to touch it. And on Sunday, they get to choose what they want to watch. If they want to watch something. And whatever they watch, the whole family sits down and we watch it together. So it's not them watching. It's the whole family together. And we're watching it together making sure that this isn't overdone. Neither is anything inappropriate. And as a part of this policy, I'll tell you, there isn't a day where the kids aren't outside. And that's one of the blessings of being in Texas too. By the way, you can actually go outside and in October or November
and enjoy the weather where the kids are outside and they're playing and they're being physically active, and they have energy they're reading put on there, they're doing their solar because they're not their mind isn't corrupted. Their mind is still pure, the benefits of slowing life down.
And then when you're in record, you're humbling yourself for the loss of data. Right? You're lowering yourself in front of Allah. And Allah subhana wa tada isn't happy with just that much lowering small amounts of data. What does he tell us to do? After you lower yourself? What do you do, you lift yourself.
And then what? Go down again, and this time go even lower in front of me. This is our last panel that is showing his gelato. gelato means the greatness of a long bow in front of me, we do to now stand up, stand up again, now go even lower and lower some form of masterminding with data. And then after the law says Get up, get up. And just to make sure that says that wasn't accidental, go into such that again. And then again and decide that again, this is what you call a spiritual washing machine where you're just being washed. You know, I'm not sure if you guys ever had this experience. But when I was when I used to study when I was young, I used to study in a small village
in another country. And in that village, what we would do is that this is when I was seven years old, seven, eight years old. If you wanted to wash your clothes, you have to take your clothes, wrap them up and carry them on your back to the village dial up the pond. And then when you would go to the pond, everyone would washing their clothes there. And when they would wash their clothes there anyone know how they wash the clothes? They beat them? Yeah, you get a stick and you beat your beat, you beat the dirt out of your garment. Literally you'd beat an outfit, right? You would beat the dirt off your garment. You were gonna wash it, wring it, carry it back and dry it. So this was like
a routine practice every week. We should do this when we were young. So the similar thing here when you're doing salon sets if Allah subhanaw taala is purifying this go into the cool, get up, go into surgery again and up and show it Say it again. So don't be an Allah that Allah subhanaw taala is the greatest for the one who has ego that's how you view your society. For someone who has love they view the report. Yeah, let me bow in front of you. Yeah, well, that's not enough. I want to go down again and go further down. When you get it from such that yeah, that's not enough. Let me go into such that again. I enjoyed this so much and you go into settings that again, and you remain instead
of that they're the scholars they say, doing such that twice and Salah should remind us of the ayah min hasta la kanakam affion or Ito come Amina
that when you go into such that, this is the earth you are created from.
And when you get up from such that, let that remind you of your birth into this world. And then when you go into such that I get a second time that that remind you of your death where you will go into the ground. And then when you get up from the second time, that that remind you of the resurrection on the Day of Judgment. So, just as such that self can be such a powerful and such a profound reminder. And as you and your family call minister Ahmad Akin. Why are you doing that is to remind yourself that you're Salaam means something more than just bowing and prostrating and actions and reading and statements. Your salon must translate into you being a better person once you exit. When
you enter salon and exit salon after you exit. You need to be a better person than you were when you enter a salon. If after exiting salon, you haven't changed spiritually or even socially, you haven't brought better character in you. And the truth is that your salon really hasn't benefited you. And that's where the Prophet said a lot a lot. He was seven tells us that every person may stand in line for salon but not every person gets the same reward. One person might get one eighth of an award, someone might get one fourth of the reward, someone might get one third of the reward every person gets a different portion of the reward and how much you get from your salon. It is dependent on how
much focus you actually give while you're in salon. That's why they teach us that when you pray somehow you say that pray the Salah of the person who was praying their last Salah if you want to learn to be punctual and focused in your Salah, learn to be punctual with your oven. When the alarm goes off, whether in the masjid or on your phone or an alarm clock at home. Don't turn it off. Most of us we silence the alarm before he even finishes last name. before he even says Allah before he even finished that we've hit the silent button. Calm down, stop your life, listen to the other. And as the oven is saying the words that he added respond to the add on. At that point you kind of hit
the brakes in your day. And then going for will do and praying soda becomes much more easier. But if you ignore also altogether, your car is still going at 60 miles an hour. And it's very, very possible it's gonna speed right to that stop sign. When the FAMAS being called, you might speed right through it. If you want to stop at that stop sign. You have to learn to acknowledge we didn't respond to the other folks in your world and we'll talk about more about the will do and add on and your karma and stuff up ahead. Then after that the purpose of the long audio system teaches the companions the importance of zakat. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that a person who
has wealth and he is supposed to give Zakat, but he did not he does not give Zakat, a snake will come and bite him and it will bite him so much and every time it bites him It will say I am a wolf I am your treasure. When you give wealth, your wealth does not decrease. Giving Zakat only purifies your wealth from any mistakes you may have made while earning that wealth. Then after that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches about Sahaba the importance of Hajj that going for hikes if you have the ability, having the ability means you have the financial ability to go you can afford it, you have the food to go, you have enough money to take care of your family in your
absence. When you're going for hikes. The road is clear and there isn't any harm on the way to on the way to hedge. So having the if you have the ability to go for hikes, go for hikes, don't delay it. Don't delay it unnecessarily. If Allah has given you the wealth, you go, it doesn't need to be a five star package. But I felt like gives you the chance, say Bismillah and go forward and the prophets have a long way it was an unfinished off the honey by telling the companions to also fast in the month of Ramadan, and fasting linguistically means a live sock which means to stay away.
And there are many benefits of fasting. The most powerful, the most common one of the most powerful one is what the Quran teaches us that it will result in dakhla fasting will give birth without law and when a person learns to fast regularly. This gives you control over your carnal passion. There are two because Allah Allahu Allah says there are two barriers between you and spirituality, your carnal passion, okay, your sexual drive your sex, your sexual passion. And the second one is your desire to eat and drink. If you can control your desire for food and your desire for intimacy, and not overdo it and only carry it out in a hallway, he sees you he says you will gain spirituality.
That's what I remember was it and is a hell of a deal. He has a chapter called Bob Lucas Russia with a chapter on controlling the two Cardinal passion the two desires and what are these two desires shot what the button Russia what is the desire of the stomach and desire of the private area. Learn to minimize it. He has a very beautiful part in his book dedicated just to this maybe some point. We can do a class on this. I would love to do a class on that actually Sunday. It's very beautiful, very detailed, and I find it to be very practical as well.
I'm going to close off by saying that the above Hadith, even though it focuses on the external, external actions, Shahada, Salah song Sokka Hodge, but each one of these actions, their true value can only be seen when you conduct them with sincerity. And when you focus on the internal dimensions of the actions that are recommended within this hobby. So, in summary, this Hadeeth it brings to us the five pillars of Islam, the five very important elements of Islam, that relate to every individual and not to societies, they relate to individuals. And these are five, these are the these are the, this is the reservoir, this is where the, the water is where the streams of the bean will
then come from. If you know how to say Shahada, saying some how to love him that will be easy for you. If you know how to physically engage others that will be easy for you. So learn to make these ibadah a transformation for yourself and allow them to give birth to other good deeds. When a person prays to last the law should give birth to other good deeds in your life. Actually, there's one thing that I forgot to say about spinomenal see Salaam I'll close with this. At the end of our Salah we see a Salam Alaikum Salaam Aleykum Why do we say that it's to tell the people to our right and left that this Salah has made me a better person as salaam alaikum peace to you, you'll find me a
nice peaceful, calm, easygoing person. I said I'm not a complete peace to you. You will also experience me being a nice, easy, calm, peaceful person you won't find in Hong Kong for me, every Baba that we are taught in the game to transform us as human beings, which should result in transforming our societies. But if we have people engaging in these pillars of Islam, but our societies are still broken, and as people were still immortal, there's something wrong. We're missing something. We have the ingredients. But the cake isn't coming up right? There's something wrong, we have to focus reevaluate and find out where the problem is where the last minute that
gives us the feel to practice upon this idea and gives us the dough feel to
understand and implemented properly. I just want you guys to know that these five pillars of Islam, by the way, are the foundations for every fifth book. So if I try to fulfill this Hadith, this Hadith, right properly, we have to stop this hadith go open up and literally the Buddha or some texts of Islamic law and cover it in detail over the next few years. So this right here is a summary of a summary of a summary. Incredible awesome panel that accepts it will settle on se them Hammad saramonic environmental law