Ibraheem Menk – Praying With Prescence

Ibraheem Menk
AI: Summary © The importance of praying in a mindful and deliberate way to avoid becoming a He's not there. This includes finding one's companionship in one's life and avoiding negative consequences of social media. It is crucial to practice these exercises and avoid becoming a he's not there.
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Illa Allah Allah me nobody in history no Sally Sally Maura for Tamil Ambia you will email me Mona serene Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Adjumani Allah melesa Allah Allah Masha Allah Who Salah one Tata John who has either a Salah Robbia SERWE Allah to ascertain Minh will hire what we can a stream, we thank Allah horrible is that evil JELA and for having gathered us here today and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to surround us with the melodica and to cause his mercy and his Sakina to descend upon us, and to raise us with the Gambia Allahi wa salatu wa sallam and those whom he has mentioned with them, I mean,

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Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is lying in his bedding in Makkah to the Mocha Rama, he is comfortable and warm, and the angels come and wake him up. Place him on an animal that is less than more than a donkey and less than a mule. And he is taken to the it will make this in Jerusalem. He reaches by to knock this where he meets all of the MBA Alaminos Salatu was Salam. And he leads them in prayer. So the journey of Murad begins with prayer. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is raised up to the first heaven where he meets his father, Adam alayhis Salatu was Salam. And Adam welcomes him to the first heaven with the words model, have them been EBU solidi Well, it means

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Solly Welcome to the righteous Nabhi and the righteous son. He then goes up to the second heaven when he meets us when he meets Risa alayhi salatu salam, Isa, as well says, more hadn't been before solid he will have your solid Welcome to the righteous snobby and the righteous brother. He then goes up to the third heaven, where he meets Yusuf Alayhi Salatu was Salam more haven't been before sorry, he will have you saw it goes up to the fourth heaven, where he meets Idris Alayhi Salatu was Salam Mohammed Nabi Saleh. He will have you sorry, he's going up. He's elevating one heaven to the next. Allah subhanho wa Taala takes him to meet how rune Alayhi Salatu was Salam at the fifth

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heaven. Now hadn't been via sorry.

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Well, okay, sorry. He then goes up to meet Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam, Mohammed bin Nabeel Sala he will have your solid and the last Nabhi on the seventh heaven is he Brahim Elena Salatu was Salam It is said that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked most like him. So he meets his look alike here. And imagine the all that he is in at this juncture, he's woken up in his bedding warm, comfortable and cozy and all of a sudden he's at the seventh heaven, Allahu Akbar. Imagine the emotions that are going through his heart at this juncture, he meets his look alike, and this gives him a bit of peace, a bit of comfort, but hadn't been there before. Sorry, he will ignore sorry,

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welcome to the righteous newbie and the righteous son. And then he goes up even further. And as he is passing, he hears sorry, you have to learn the writing of the pens on the scrolls, you know, all of our good and bad deeds being written on the scrolls by the angels. And he goes beyond this point, and he meets Rob boulerice that he will Jalil, his maker, our Maker, the one who brought us into existence in the first place. And at this juncture, in this brilliance and illumination, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives him a Salah. He gives him the gift of Salah

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you know, let's pause here for a moment and ponder the commandments of Allah subhanho wa Taala came down one after the other as was suitable and needed and required. So he sent down the commandment of Zakah the commandment of Hajj, the commandment of Psalm a fasting, but when it came to a Salah, he raised Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam up to him to give him this. You know, when you have the president of the country or the Prime Minister sitting up at the top and just passing down commandment of the commandment, hey, you've got to do this. You've got to do that these regulations are in place. Those regulations are in place. This is something that is

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normal. But when you've got something special, you find that he brings the person that is accepting those commands or taking those. He brings him closer and says, Hey, listen, we've got to do X, Y and Zed. This is what he draws him close to him. Allah subhanho wa Taala has the highest of examples. Nobody's like him. But Allah horrible is that you will GLR droves, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam close to him here and gives him the gift of us Allah. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then comes down. And as he's on his way down, and by the way,

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ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada prescribed him. 50 Sala worth 50 Salawat in the day and the night. So he comes down to Musa alayhis Salatu was Salam and as he's passing Musa Musa holds him and says, hey, oh, he says to him, Hey, what happened up there, telling me what went on? And he says, Look, I've been given 50 Salawat in the day and the night. So musataha salatu salam looks at him and says in nakoma Kala ut *, indeed, your people will not be able to do this Aerojet Ihlara because first alHuda fifth, go back to your Lord and ask him for less. So Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes back up to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he asks him for less he says, Look,

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I've come begging you for less. And Allah subhana wa Tada gives him 10 Less. He comes down to Musa alayhis salatu salam, and he meets him. Hey, what happened? I've got 14 now. says no, no, no, it's not enough. Go back here to La because that's a luta FEAF go back to you Lord and ask him for less. It's not enough. They're going to they're not going to manage. I tried with Ben. They didn't manage. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues in this fashion going up and coming down until they are only five Salawat left. Five Salawat from 50 Musa in salatu salam to still tells him go back and ask your Lord for less for indeed they will not manage. I tried with Islam. And Muhammad

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is bashful. He's shy at this moment. And at this juncture, he says I can't go back now. He started at 15 He's given me five. Imagine you walk into a store and something's for $50 and you get it for five and you're still bargaining luck. So here Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe was I guess there are some people that would do

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I see a few smiles. Probably want it for free. Love workflow. So,

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so proud ALLAH. So he goes back to Allah in fact he comes down to the earth. And here

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he comes to his people and prescribes these five Salawat in the day and the night and this is why we perform only five Salawat in the day and the night. Yet we find ourselves

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less we find ourselves in a position where we can't even perform those five Salawat if you perform those five Salawat in the day and the night, Allah subhanahu wa Tada will grant you the reward of 50 Z ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is Karim. He is a him he is a fool. He is a Jawad, He is the Most Generous so when you give him something he gives you back multifold and this is why we find when it comes to sadaqa when it comes to giving a charity and you give something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he gives you 700 fold or more than that. It's amazing when you're dealing with Allah subhanho wa Taala you're dealing with a unique being a being that nobody can be like. So understand this. You

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see a Salah to Silla and salah is the connection between you and Allah subhana wa Tada. So in the manner that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went up for me, Raj and he went up to his Lord, you have the opportunity five times a day to go up to Allah subhanahu wa Tada to meet your maker to see him in front of you to converse with him to beg him to pour your heart out to him.

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Allah Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says or Buddha Allah can Katara worship Allah subhana wa Tada as though you see him, imagine him in front of you think that now that I'm saying Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest. Everything has fallen behind, and I've come surrendering my soul to the very moment

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That created me, the one who fashioned me the one who placed my nose where it is my eyes where they are my head on top of my body, the respiratory system, the reproductive system. All of the veins and heart and liver that I have are all functioning simultaneously. Perfectly. This is the beam that I'm standing before I owe him my life. I owe him my everything that we talk to him. And the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes to us, a son to salata. benei obey NAB deals fine. I've divided Sala into two parts between me and my servant for either Tada Labdoo Al Hamdulillah, Europe benign, I mean, so when the seven says Praise be to the Lord of the Worlds, Praise be to the

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Lord of the Worlds Allah Hamid Danny Abdi Allah subhanho wa Taala says, My servant praise me. What is Allah Labdoo Allah manual nahi the all merciful, especially merciful, then Allah subhanho wa Taala says Majed any Abdi or as now Allah yeah Abdi My servant has praised me in excess. So there's a conversation happening here between you and Allah subhana wa Tada. And when the seven says Maddie can meet the Owner of the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa Taala says my seven test glorified me. So this you actually conversing with your maker when you say Allahu Akbar, and you recite al Fatiha ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is responding, responding to whom,

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responding to the sinner that can't let go of all of these cells were engaged in this disobeying Him. we disobey Him all the time, we defy him, we go against him all the time. But when you say Allahu Akbar, Allah subhana wa Taala doesn't turn away from you. Allah subhanho wa Taala continues with you. In fact, he is happy that you've turned to him, he is happy that you are actually conversing with him. He wants to know you, yet you disobeyed Him out of out of your Salah. Allah subhana wa Taala loves us, and we need to understand this. You see, we have intimate relationships with human beings. We converse with human beings. You know, sometimes you find the husband and wife,

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a wife late at night. They're sitting or they're lying on the bed, pillows on, you know, heads on their pillows, looking at each other, talking to each other. Those conversations are some of the best. Those conversations are some of the best because you're calm. Everything's calm and peaceful. There's nobody there to disturb you no distractions, you're talking to your partner intimately, things that you would never usually say come out in these conversations. And we find ourselves building these relationships with human beings that ultimately are weak and one day you will go back to the Lord one day will leave you you know that relationship will either get stale and you'll get

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tired of it or it will end with your death or her death. It will end at some point. Allah hola isla.

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Hi yo Luca, you. Why don't you have a relationship with the one who is ever living the one by whom everybody subsists and lives. Why don't you have a relationship with he whom it will never end with? Why don't you talk to him? Why don't you pour your heart out to him? converse with him. Big of him. Ask him Can I either has about who Ameren fuzzier I'll have Sarah, when something perturbed the messenger, he would rush to Salah that was his go to place that's where he felt comfortable. That's where he felt I can get some peace and comfort. I can talk to my Lord about this. You know, how many times do we walk into the masjid really worried concerned anxious about something and we perfect our

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window and go into our salah. And as you leave you notice something? You as heavy as you ever could be when you went into the masjid, that as you're leaving, you're as light as a feather. What happened? What happened? You conversed with your maker and Allah. Suma Allah. I swear by Allah that whatever problem you are in Allah subhanahu Attallah will open the door

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And if he doesn't open your doors because it does happen sometimes that you continue in that problem, you will be able to face it in the correct way. You will be able to live with that you will be able to manage that problem well, why? Because you know that Allah subhanahu wa taala is with me, Allah subhanahu wa taala will help me Allah subhanahu wa to Allah will guide me, I don't need to worry in an era B se Dean Musa Allah salatu salam gets to the sea where there's nothing nowhere to go. And he says, My Lord will guide me, my Lord will find a way out for me. Imagine being in front of the ocean, ocean in front of you. You see the waves crashing. You really don't know what's going

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to happen your enemy, you are enemies coming behind you at speed, you can seeing him in the distance coming for you.

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And you say indeed my Lord is with me he will guide me and Allah subhana wa Tada split the ocean for Musa Elena salatu salam. Do you know why this was? Mousavi Salatu was Salam elsewhere, when he was no need or serious problem? He says What are you doing Eli? Cara Bailey Tom? Bah. Oh Allah, I rushed to you. I left my people behind and I rushed to you so that you may be happy with me. You see, he knew Allah subhanho wa Taala in ease. So Allah subhanho wa Taala knew him in the hardship to Allah Illa Allah if Allah ha yeah, if Kofi should get to know Allah subhanho wa Taala when things are easy for you, it's easy to forget Allah subhana wa Tada. When things are good, the money is flowing, the

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family's happy, everything's good and nice. It's easy to forget Allah subhanho wa Taala and the minute that something happens a calamity hits you strikes you, oh, I need to turn to Allah I need to ask Allah but good to know Allah when things are good, and he will know you when things are when when things are hard for you.

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Soon Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would perform Salah in the most perfect manner.

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You see, even a bursa Hema Allahu Taala explains to us and he says that I was once with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the house of my Aunt May Muna who was the wife of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says I spent the night there. And what I observed is that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to sleep at the beginning part of the night, after the ratio of Salah he went to sleep, he slept on one side of the pillow and I slept on the other side of the pillow. And he says that around the middle part of the night before it by a little or after it by little by little, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam gets up and he stands up,

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rubs the sleep out of his eyes and he picks up some water you know there was a skin a vessel of water that was contained by some skin. He takes some water out of that it's known as Shen Shen actually preserves the water, the coolness of the water. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam rubs the slip out of his eyes, takes this cool water makes will do. And then he doesn't rush into his salah. He takes his time making his will do probably thinking of anything that's falling off him at the time. Thinking of Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had no sins, so he was purified with this water he's purified even further than he is yet

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he is so pure. The Messenger of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And then he recites the verses in FE T's T one do you have to feel like anyone

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was Tina feel like anyone had

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to live only in

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indeed in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the changing of the night tender day are Signs for those who have intellect a Levinas karoun Allah RPM mo up or down wala juubi Him, those who remember Allah subhana wa Taala standing sitting and lying down. Why at effect calluna rupees some tea well urbanna fala puja about to Isla and they think in the creation of that which is in front of them. They think about that. And they say oh my lord, oh our Lord, You have not created this in vain. You see

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These verses that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited, brought him into the place he needed to be in. It brought his heart into the place that it needed to be with Allah subhanho wa Taala presence of mind, heart, soul and body was Allah subhanho wa taala. He knew that I'm going to meet my maker now. And he would meet his maker every day. Because he'd say, Allah Allahu Akbar. And that's the only focus at that moment in his life. He would only think of ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala he would see Allah subhana wa Taala before him. So there he was, and he reads he reads or performs tool, that CAD tool, a CAD tool, a CAD two units of prayer, two units of prayer, two units of

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prayer, until he performs 12 ends of NZ two foot one and then that was the end of his prayer. Even our best Rahim Allah, Allah to Allah he says that when when I stood next to him, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got hold of my ear during the Salah, and he massaged it a little. Imagine this. He's telling him come comforting him come think about Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a reminder he didn't talk to him in the prayer. But he massaged his ear a little Imagine a young man standing there and his ear being massaged by her Euro Hello Kyla. The best of creation, the best of creation that Allah subhanho wa Taala created. Imagine the emotions that this instigated in his

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heart how he felt close to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this intimate setting, close to Allah subhana wa Tada. So this was the salah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or be even carrying a salami, or the Allahu Anhu was a companion of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was really poor. And this companion would spend time in the masjid of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with those who are known as a cyber suffer the people of the raised platform. Now the people on this platform will those who Paul they didn't have a home to live in, they didn't have enough clothing to cover themselves at times. They didn't have enough food to eat.

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So they'd live in the masjid and whatever came the way they would be grateful for it. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would spend his night and Robbie would stand at the door, and he'd wait for anything that the messenger needed. He'd come to him with his vessel for water, do this for him and do that for him anything that the messenger needed, he did for him. So one day, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam says to himself, you have a big ask, What do you want? You've been serving me for so long asked for something. Now, this is a poor Companion of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not enough clothing, not enough food, no housing. And he says to the

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messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a true Camerata. Kafeel Jana, I asked you for your companionship in Jana, Yasser Allah or messenger of Allah.

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He could have asked him for a horse. He could have asked him for a house he could have asked him for anything else. But he asked him for his companionship in Jannah. You see, these people knew what it was to be with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they didn't want to be deprived of it. Regardless of the circumstances. It doesn't matter if I don't find clothing. I want to be with my beloved. And he didn't want to be separated from Him. So the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives him the formula formula of success. This is by far in me Allah NFC cabbie castrati, sujood. So help me with yourself by performing many prostrations perform many kinds of Salah units of prayer,

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placed your head on the ground many times in your life, and you will find my companionship in Jannah. You see the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave him the answer, and the answer was the salah that we're talking about today. If you want to be the companion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Jannah. Then perform your Salah in the manner that he performed it. Make many frustrations in your life. Take take out time at the end of the night. 10 minutes to perform that frustration before bullies that you are jealous for your heart out to him, talk to him, glorify Him, praise him. Think of him in all of his magnanimity and grant do and this will earn you the

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companionship of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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One of the companions Abdullah newsmail If I remember correctly, says that or he

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nebbia sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you suddenly Wahoo Wi Fi suddenly he assumed Assyria Raha I saw the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praying and he had a sound emanating from within. This was the sound of a grinding mill as it went around, you know, when you pour some grains into it, and you hear the grinding will go around, that noise was coming from the chest of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam this was him. sorrowful. This was him tearful. This was him thinking of ALLAH SubhanA wa taala. You see, an interesting thing is that I Isha holiday Allah unhealed would observe him, and he'd be trembling his heart would actually be trembling before Allah subhanho wa Taala his

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eyes tearing, and his beard would become less wet with his tears. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was already guaranteed Jana, but you find he would perform Salah had even tougher heart but the Imam until his two feet swelled, they became swollen with that standing before his makeup. Why would he do this? I Isha what the Allah Allah asks him and and she says you've been forgiven all of your sins. Why would you do this? A fella Puna absentia Kula Should I not be a grateful slave to Allah subhana wa Tada. In today's times, we find ourselves on our phones going through Tik Tok, Instagram, Twitter and the various social media apps out there looking at different pictures, you

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know, pictures of men, women, people in between all sorts of things going through our minds, people jumping, dancing, and real after real, you find out, you know, we're going through it hours on end. And let's not lie to ourselves. We really do spend hours on end on our phones. We really do spend hours on end going through reel after reel and why is it known as reels because your mind is reeling in that your mind is literally you know, churning all of those thoughts, the last thing that we do at night, it's that all of that going through our mind and we sleep with those thoughts in our mind. And then after looking at all of this content, that is probably not even Islamic. You now go to

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Allah subhanho wa Taala when there's five minutes left for the prayer and you can't wait any longer, you find out your Salah, not thinking of him at all, quickly go through it and then you're back to your phone. Was your heart with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Will was it with Beyonce and Eminem?

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You know, honestly, really, what were you thinking of through your prayer? The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prepared by robbing the sleep out of his eyes, washing himself with cold water and thinking of the Ayat of Allah subhanho wa Taala thinking of the verses of Allah subhana wa Taala thinking of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you're going through tick tock, do you really think that that's going to help your Salah do you really feel that that's going to give you concentration, presence of heart and mind with Allah believes that you are Gela

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take time out to do one prayer, one prayer in the correct manner every day, just one. Start with the Fajr Salah because it's the toughest, fight yourself, tell yourself I'm going to do this for Allah. I'm going to wake up and I'm going to perform tahajud 10 minutes before the time for Dawn sets in and do it prepare yourself for meeting your maker and it's the easiest time to leave your phone on one side. Go to the bathroom without start with that. Go to the bathroom without this device in your hand. How many of us sit you know, excuse my language but on the toilet hours on end and Ha ha

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What are you doing man? Is that really your life? Is that really what you want to do? You can't leave it when you go to relieve yourself.

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Is the toilet a place to spend 20 minutes half an hour 45 minutes in my Allah forgive us.

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May Allah forgive us really. And then from this we then rush into our loo and rush into our prayer. rush through the prayer so that we can get back to our friends and social media and WhatsApp and all of this. Really this is not going to help our Salah when you want to pray, then be disciplined. Tell yourself in the next 20 minutes I'm going to pray and I'm going to start the rituals of prayer before prayer. So let's start remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala what opinions sila tell you the Creed and establish the salah for my remembrance.

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How are you going to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala when you were doing all of this before your Salah, set aside your phone 20 minutes before, think of Allah subhanho wa Taala glorify Him Praise Him, make your will do deliberately thinking of the sins that are falling of each arm and face and body, you know the different parts of your body. Think of these things falling of you and then go to Allah subhana wa Tada then say, Allah Akbar, that's when you really mean Allah is the Greatest because you've left everything behind. Tick tock doesn't matter right now. Why? Because my lord matters. I want to meet him, I want to converse with him, I want to talk to him.

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I need his guidance Who will I be without him? You understand your position as a servant before the maker who created you. This is the manner in which to perform your Salah. You see, there are certain things that can really help you

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in your prayer. If you perform your Salah on time, enough salata Cana Tyrell meanie Nikita Ben Kuta. Indeed Salah has been prescribed at specific times. So if you perform your Salah as soon as the ad then goes alone.

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He calls out to Allah, the greatest Allah the greatest, you turn off everything you leave it behind you make you will do and you perform your Salah at that time, it doesn't matter who you are what you're doing. It's now time for money maker, you can wait. So you put everything aside and you go to Allah subhana wa Tada. That is the easiest time to perform your Salah. As opposed to sitting on your phone and saying five more minutes. One more real 30 more seconds. It's okay, just this last one. I don't know when I'll see it again. Once it's gone, it's gone. Those five minutes will make it harder for you to perform the prayer. Why? Because it never ends at five. It continues another five and

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another 10 and another 20 until there's only five minutes left for prayer. So perform your Salah first, and then go back to what you were doing. And what's amazing is that in the Salah to 10 her annual fascia you will muncom Salah will stop you from evil and immorality. And really let's ask ourselves, what are we doing on our phones? Is it not immorality? Are we not going through? Wow, he's so sexy and she's so sexy. And let's be honest with ourselves, you know, I'm being a bit blunt here. I know. But really that's what we do. You know, wow, look at those ads. Wow, look at those calves. Ah, look at her thighs and look, listen that really in a solid 10 her annual fascia you will

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moon come Salah prevents you from evil and immorality, it will stop you from all of that you won't want to do it. Why? Because it will take my Huzhou out of mine salah I can't compromise my meeting with my maker I need to make meet him whilst I love him. Whilst I'm doing what he wants me to do in keeping away from what he wants me to keep away from, I really don't want to miss that and compromise my salah, I'd rather give up everything else, you know. So you find that all of a sudden your feet becomes a bit more pure. And you're seeing things that really benefit you in your afterlife. And that really benefits you in this world. You know, if we are to quantify, and I keep

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talking about social media, because I think it's very, very, very important. I think it's pertinent to your Salah being perfected before Allah subhanho wa Taala it's the it's the ale it's the ailment of our times. You know, if you want to quantify the time that you spend on social media, let's say you give that a value in money, you know, financial terms, let's say you, you say that my time's worth $50 An hour or $100 an hour. And then you ask yourself that How long do I spend on social media every day going to the app and look at the app that tells you how many hours you spend on the top three apps or the top four apps. quantify that into money and ask yourself how much money you've

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lost until today. Just aimlessly going through people's videos and reels and so on and so forth. Would you give that up for money? Yes, you wouldn't give up the useless reels that you're going through for money. So why not give it up for Allah subhanho wa Taala why not give it up for money? It's better going on that money. It's better for you. Do something productive with your life. Don't keep watching somebody else's life not benefiting

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From it'll create your own reels in reality, you know, with your life, play it out before you do something be excited to wake up in the morning. Be excited to go out and do something for yourself productive earn something. This is really is the element of our times and I tell you to leave it but I can't leave it myself how am I going to tell you to leave it? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. You know it's difficult when I say can't leave it myself, I hope and I pray that my feed is better than yours. You know, but it is an addiction. Even if you are going through Islamic content really isn't that beneficial. I think it's better to go on to longer clips and watch something that

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you will take away and implement in your life. So this really is the element of our times we can we can you know limit it to a point where it will benefit us when it comes to your Salah spend time before your Salah and beautify yourself purify yourself put some perfume on take a masala take a set Giada in one corner of the home, place it there and ensure that it will remain there or it will remain fold folded up in that corner. Whenever you want to pray that will be your go to place that is where you will go and think of Allah subhanho wa Taala that's where you find peace and comfort. When you do this, you find it becomes easier to pray and it becomes easier to concentrate in your

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Salah because you've got a place where you're going meet Allah subhanho wa Taala and it's every time you see you you see that place it reminds you of Allah subhanho wa Taala make your Salah short, it's okay, start with a short salah. But make it deliberate, make it powerful. Think even if you make one to speak in your court, somehow gonna be a lousy team, make it like that. Give your prayer quality, over quantity don't spend longer time where you turn your hearts away and you're thinking about everything else besides Allah subhanho wa Taala spend just four minutes in photocards of Salah. It's okay. The shortness of it doesn't matter a humble family in Allah He adware Mujawar in color, the

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most beloved actions of Benny Adam, the sons of Adam to God Himself, of those which are short, even so long as they are constant. They are less but they are constant. It doesn't matter if they are less but make it every day. Make it a habit. Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that. So spend a shorter time in your Salah. But make it quality time with your makeup and you will find naturally you want to spend longer and longer with your makeup. Why? Because there's a sweetness in that salah. You know sometimes you ask yourself, you ask yourself,

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sorry, you ask for goodness, you asked for a car or a house or a spouse or whatever it is that your heart desires. You ask Allah subhanahu Attallah day in day out, you keep asking him again and again. I want this Oh Allah I really wanted your man yo ameyaw For ask him what is beautiful names. And Allah subhana wa Taala doesn't give it to you. And you start wondering when's the response going to come but in that process, you've began to find sweetness in your prayer. You feel like I love this time of my maker. I want to be there. I want to go and meet him I want to talk to him. And that prayer becomes more sweet to you than the thing that you were asking for in the first place. So it

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doesn't matter any longer. Whether he gives it to you or not you keep asking him because you really just want to connect with with him a silo to sila salah is the connection between you and Allah subhana wa Tada. That's your meeting place with your maker when you go to your Salah. One last reminder before we end of this talk in sha Allah.

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When you go to your Salah, think of this as being your last prayer. Suddenly salata more daring. Pray as though this is not your last prayer. After this. You're going to go into your grave and you're going to meet your maker. Do you think that this would be a prayer in which you would rush through it? Or would it be a prayer in which your heart would tremble and your eyes would tear and your hairs would stand on it? Why? Because you now know that this is my last prayer. I'm now going to meet Allah subhanho wa taala. After this, there really is no more opportunity to worship Him. So if you pray in this manner, pray from your grave. Think of yourself in your grave. Think of the

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afterlife. This is my last prayer. This is my last prayer. I'm never going to get an opportunity again to perform salah.

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You pray in a different manner. And you know what, if you pray this day in this way, in one day, that prayer will really be your last May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to worship Him in the manner that he wants us to worship him and he made me he make our salah, a newer and a light for us in our graves and on the day of gamma i mean or SallAllahu wasallam albaraka Allah, Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge many

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