Ramadan Reflections Day 6 – Praying Tahajjud
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As a part of today's reflection inshallah, we will be discussing the importance of spending the night in tahajjud prayer
as a part of the habit of the prophets of Allah Hadi will set them throughout the year once again, was to give a portion of the night to praying in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This late night prayer has been referred to by some scholars as the homily. Some refer to it as Sinatra Lee. The Koran also refers to it as the HUD woman and Lady for 200 Vienna Villa de la.
And in order we commonly call it the Sabina prayer where shub comes from in Persian which means the night so the night that spent in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, according to majority of those schools of thought, there is a distinction between tarawih prayer and tahajjud prayer These are two separate prayers. However, some scholars are of the opinion that these are not two separate prayers rather they are one prayer that's why they prefer to pray apricot that are we considering it to be 100 salah and how do you divide the law now that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam never prayed more than he got the 100 outside or inside Amazon. However, another group of scholars they say no,
this was a special prayer and the observation of the Sahaba of the prophets of Allah while he was set them that he was performing something extra and they narrated It was a sign that this was an extra prayer aside from the tahajjud prayer of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and also the Hadith of the law one that's narrated in monochrome tonight his motto, that a lot of the law of wandering is established than a God, the 20 dichotomy of prayer in the month of Ramadan, and from then until today, the measure of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Medina menorah has always always held 2008 prayer in the month of Ramadan until our day today. That's another discussion, but
I just wanted to clear up some terminology. Now, to add to the first one of the points that I made on the first night, I mentioned that in these nights of summer where the nights are so so short, we leave here around 1215 1230 get home by 1245. Just an hour or two later, it's time for Sedona, and then fudger Salah so many people find it hard to pray 200 prayer. So that's what I said to you that if a person wishes, they can combine the intention of prayer and 200 prayer. And the reason why it's permissible to combine both is because they are both from the same level of prayer, which means they're both synonyms. And two sooner prayers can be combined into one intention and prayed.
However, there are many scholars who don't prefer this. And the reason why they don't prefer this is because these are two separate prayers and to avoid confusion, they should be removed, they should be kept as two separate prayers. Right. So that's why we should make an effort if we can, after all the prayer to maybe pray something small to God for aka. According to the Hanafi school of thought the minimum of tahajjud prayer is to Dhaka and Nabil Dean mentioned that that it is preferable to pray longer record than more in number. So if a person prays for a cough, but they're very long, it is preferable than praying smaller accounts but there are 12 so there are many virtues of the idea
of praying hedges Allah as we find in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the prophets of Allah Juan he was Adam said
that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanahu wa tada will gather all the creation in a large playing field, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala will call out and say, Where are those people who separated the side of their bodies during the nights to stand in front of me to pray? And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that a small group of people will stand up because the people who prayed the 100 slots are usually fewer in number. And when they stand up Allah subhana wa tada will say to them, that you should all enter into Jenna without any hisab without any reckoning at all. Look at the virtue of standing in front of Allah subhana wa tada and praying to Allah daddy doesn't
by helping another beautiful Hadith narrated by your loved one, I will say the holy or the last one. They said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said whoever wakes up with 100 Salah during the night and wakes his family up, makes his wife up as well. And they both stand together and pray that 200 200 Salah they will be written down from the vacuum and Allah cathedral was back it up. They will be noted down as the people who excessively remember Allah subhanho wa Taala from the men and from the women. This Hadith is narrated by Mr. de la Gianni and also narrated by him even imagine
another very beautiful Hadith narrated by Muslim Muhammad Ali from jabiru de la one
He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Indeed in the night there is a time. And if a person makes dua to Allah during that time, that law will be accepted about loss of Hannah Matata. And this particular time this special moment in the night comes every single night. And this is the window for the people who stand during the nights in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala to pray their 100 Salah, and they're very beautiful Hadith narrated by Abu mama and by julio de la one. He once asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that one is a time in which most applications are accepted by Allah subhana wa tada the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the last part of
the night, when people stand up during the last part during the night, and the Muslims have always been known from the time of this haba to the pious and righteous people have always been known to be to have the characteristic of standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. During the late hours of the night, there was one very famous scholar he still alive, but I'll give him a long life. sifu shiftiness john Perry, he is known as the greatest scholar of Hadith in India.
I had the chance to perform hide with him one year, and when I was performing hajj with him when I was leaving, I said to him shift, give me some advice. And the chef said, he said to me, do you want to be from the friends of Allah? He asked me this question. I was like, of course, I'd love to be from the friends of Allah. He said, Any person who claims to be a very close friend of Allah, and does not have two characteristics, he's a liar. I was like, wow, this is powerful. What are those two characteristics? He said the first thing, you have to read the Quran abundantly. Any person who claims to be a friend of a love but doesn't read the Quran abundantly. He's making up stories to
you. He's not he may be a friend of a lot because every person will Ah, what do you mean every believer by default is a friend of Allah. But then there are those special people who are closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, You gain that closest to Allah by reading the Quran abundantly. And then he narrated this one story of a scholar by the name of chef Isa, I never had the chance to ask him who the chef Isa was, what was his last name, but I remember the name till today, he told me a story of a scholar by the name of chef Isa. And the chef Isa was known for having a crooked mustache. And the reason why he had a crooked mustache is because when he would go to the barber,
he'll be reading the Quran. And when the barber would say to him, stop for a moment, let me fix your mustache, he would say are you going to answer to Allah wasted these moments?
And then he would say, go ahead cut the mustache the way while I'm reading, and that's why he was known for having a bent and crooked mustache. Maybe his point was, this person recited the Quran so abundantly and so much. And the second characteristic he said, the sign of the people who are close friends of Allah and this is actually established from the Hadith of the Prophet said a long line he was sort of the prophet SAW some says, For him, that beside him and kind of kubla Khan, that standing during the night and 200 Salah is a symbol of the close friends of Allah subhana wa Tada. So we should make this a part of our life. The adults make this a part of our life, encourage our
kids to be a part of it. In our communities. Every so often we should hold youth the arms where our youth are trained to stand in front of Allah and make dua and pray the hundreds and even the young girls and adult women in our community every so often maybe they should go to one house or you know a part of the budget spend a few hours or make do our praise Allah The mentioned maybe watch the kids during that time so the women get that that super, you know, spiritual moment. In Chicago we have an annual Ramadan pm program we do for the young girls, an organization by the name of SSU sister stepping it up. So what they do is every single Ramadan, they do a very special MTM program.
And it's beautiful because sometimes 60 7080 young girls in middle school they all show up and they pray that the head of salah and they get opportunity to pray. So we should also make this a part of our daily habit to pray the hundreds for now. Many of us we struggled to wake up for the 100 salah and we struggled to become consistent with our 200 Salah so I wanted to give a few tips. If we act on these tips inshallah we can become more regular and praying art digests Allah. The first thing is something we learned from the Prophet sallallahu it was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very particular on taking his midday nap his siesta now known as inaudible anyone know
kalola What is it called? A Luna when you take the profits of the laws and clarify that when you take that that you know that that midday nap, it helps you in waking up at
time. So if we get the opportunity to also take a midday nap, you know, whatever time we have during our lunch hour if we step out if we're at home, take that midday nap and it'll help us inshallah we go for the $100 The second thing that's also very helpful
is that to avoid major since one companion, he came to the office that allamani was in him and he said O Messenger of Allah even Masuda De La Hoya narrates it, he said, I'm sorry, even though Masuda la Juan was asked, not the officers of the law, one of them asked that I cannot pray at night. So even the Masuda de la Juan said to him, your sins have prevented you. So cut down on your sins, because standing in front of a lot during those late hours is a special gift from Allah, and Allah gives it to his very close friends. Another thing that's very important is that we make a point sleep early after a schelotto
If you go to sleep after early after a short time, automatically it'll help you wake up for the 100 Salah as well. Now, most people in this gathering fall into one of three categories when it comes to our relationship with the hunter Salah. And this is something that I read. And I had actually heard from a very good friend of mine shift hot it's a thought. Shahada shahadat, up to start Shahar is Uttarakhand. And he runs the illuma Central's program. He said something very beautiful with regards to the hydrosol. He said that most people in the gathering fall in one of three categories in relation to their 200 setup. The first of us are those who find it impossible to wake up. We try we
try we try but we just find it impossible to wake up. The second are those that wake up sometimes. And the third are those who wake up regularly. Is that true? Either we don't wake up either wake up sometimes rather, we don't wake up at all. So now he gives solutions for each of these three stages. He says, If you say you can't wake up, if you're from this group of people, then your solution is that after Isha Salah, pray to God extra and make note of the 100 Salah before you go to sleep, don't go to sleep, don't hit the bed. Or if you want to say don't even leave the budget operations a lot until you have paid at least how much the 100 at least Surakarta, or even better forgot the best
eight out of the hundreds Allah. He says don't end your night until you've created the hundreds. Even you can take the reward. The second people are those who try to link up with the hydrosol every so often, but they aren't so punctual. He says when you miss you're at the 100 solar on certain nights. If you missed it, make a habit of doing cover of it and making it up when you wake up. You guys understand that? If you miss it the 100 solar on a particular night, wake up in the morning after photos that are too low her at some point, obviously after sunrise to let her choose a moment and make up your 200 salah and this is actually a story established by the Hadith of the law one
that in my Muslim Natalya Lee narrative. I heard the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, whenever one of you sleeps through his night devotions or through a part of them, then if you perform them between budget and for her prayer, you will receive the same reward as if you perform them at night. SubhanAllah very beautiful. Okay. And the third group of people are those who pray that the 100 salaat very regularly, the chef gives him advice as well. He says you should do three things. The first thing make sure call to Allah subhana wa tada thank Allah because there are many people who have died to be like you, is that true or false? There are many people who have dropped
who have died in regular and died, etc. So if you're a regular 100 setup, first thing, you should have Allah. The second thing, admit to Allah that you are unworthy of that, that regularity that punctuality say to Allah I'm unworthy if it's just your favor and your father that you're allowing me to do it will not continue to let me to be punctual on this. And the third thing that a lot every night you wake up to allow you to wake up the following that in shallowness ease, so every night you wake up immediately, Begala and ask a lot Li to wake up. So that's regarding praying 200 solar regularly. And in Ramadan, there is a special reward, the purpose of allowing audio some says
monodrama ramadan imana yT saben Lupita Allahumma, Taka, MB whoever stands in front of a lot during the nights with Iman and with disolve while hoping for a reward from Allah, all of his sins will be forgiven. Okay, so let's make a habit of praying artha hydrosol inshallah, and as us, every person can do it, as long as we have the will. And when we pay the 100 Allah Allah subhana wa tada will open the doors of Israel for us as it's mentioned in the Hadith, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless us with that extra piety and inshallah who knows he's by default, we will become punctual on all of our other prayers as well pray that Allah subhanaw taala gives us the field to act on what has been
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