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Salam Alaikum wa barakato

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at hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Hill I mean, Am I bad? All praise is due to Allah Who created man from clay, the master and owner of Judgment Day. Allah Who knows what we can seal and knows what we review and what leaves and they fall and what the animals feel. And upon His Messenger we asked his salah and his praise, and we asked to remain steadfast till the end of our days.

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Dear listeners, and dear brothers and sisters, our topic today is Salah. And I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that this advice is sincere, and that it is taken as advice rather than a lecture. Struggling with Salah is something that many Muslims have experienced. Some have overcome and triumph, while others were subdued. we addressed those who gave up their salah and do not pray anymore.

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Are you too busy to worship Allah?

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Or perhaps too lazy? Or maybe even too arrogant? Or maybe you have a good heart and are not in need of prayer. And many people say that they say that it's all about the heart, and that the external actions are not important. So if the external actions are not important, why did the prophets of Allah on him send them say a Salaam to Mr. De man, a foreigner has a comma Dean, Aman hedeman, half Academic Dean had the prayer is the pillar of the religion. Whoever upholds it, and perform it. He has upheld his Deen or his religion. And whoever leaves it or destroys it, he has destroyed his religion.

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And it's one of the five pillars of Islam. It's the second of the five pillars. And pillars are what hold up a foundation. So if you don't pray, then what is your Islam standing upon? What is holding up here? It's not

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the companion module in Djibouti or the Allahu anhu. He asked the prophets of Allah who I send him, What is wrong? What is the head or the most important issue

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and the prophets are alive and responded to him?

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Islam, Rama, Allah, that the head are the most important thing is Islam, and its pillar, and what it stands upon is Salah.

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And the prophets are lies in them said, there are five prayers which Allah prescribed for his slave during the day and the night. Whoever does them, and does not willfully neglect them alone will be bound to grant him admittance to paradise. And whoever does not do them, he will have no such guarantee. And if Allah wills and if he wills, meaning Allah, He will punish him. And if he wills, He will grant him admittance to paradise. So if you claim that you have a good heart, and that it's sufficient for you not to pray, then how will your judgment be? Because we know that the first thing you're going to be asked about is prayer, even before what's in your heart, before they get to

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what's in your heart, the first thing you'll be asked about, on the day of judgment is your prayer.

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And the first matter the promises send them tells us in the body, the first matter that the slave will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is the prayer. If it is sound, then the rest of his deeds will be sound and if it's bad, then the rest of his deeds will be bad. So that means a lot is first and foremost. Unless of how the artist is describing people in the Quran saying in in Santa Holika Hello, burly man was created impatient. He that Muscle Shoals, Al Jazeera, he's irritable when evil touches him. So when bad things happen, he's irritable, but either Mr. Edelman and and he's stingy when good touches him. So when something good happens, you become stingy. So

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aren't these bad descriptions that someone is impatient evitable when evil touches him, and then when good touches him, he becomes stingy. These are bad descriptions and they're indicative of a bad heart. So then how do you prevent this and who is better and who's an exception to this case, a lot of continues at them suddenly, except those who are devoted to salah and Lavina, whom Allah salata him, the imune, those who remain constant in their prayers.

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So that means then, that there is a direct link between what is in the heart and your actions.

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And we know that saying that the law is one of the keys to paradise. But to say that there is no god worthy of worship Allah is one of the keys to paradise. But I asked you, what is the value of saying that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and yet you don't worship Allah. And Salah is one of the greatest acts of worship done with the body

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So how can you have a good heart and not pray when the prophets of Allah and Selim said, Whoever leaves Salah this believes?

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And some people say, Well, I don't harm others. So it's not important for me. Maybe Salah is important for other people, but not for me because I don't harm others, I don't do bad things.

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So how can this alone not be important for you, if Allah mentions it in the Koran more than 700 times, and there are those who say, that the people who pray are the worst people, and that they're liars, and that they're this and that, and this is a statement that many people make, but Elon makes a different kind of statement. Allah Subhana, Allah says, In the soul out of thin air, and in fact, Shaolin monks, that rarely Allah prevents the evil and the wicked deeds. So who are we going to believe.

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And then some people make the excuse of laziness.

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And perhaps, laziness is not the real reason why you don't pray, because you're physically capable of doing many things. If a company hires you, and they pay well, and they're going to give you benefits, but work just starts a little early, you're going to go on time, and you're going to strive and to struggle to make it there on time. So perhaps the reason is that you don't know the benefits of solar. And that's why you feel lazy.

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And if your airplane is going to leave 3am or 4am, and you have to get up early to go to the airport, you're going to get up early, and you're going to rush to the airport. So how can one say that they're not that they're lazy, and they're not capable? When you find them at work, they're very energetic, and they're very hard working.

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Too lazy to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he's the one who has given you all these blessings, your health, your wealth, your eyesight, your intelligence, your loved ones, and he's the one who takes care of you every day. And he protects you from harm, and from calamities every single day. And he gives you the ability to recognize true guidance, and much of the creation is a string.

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So you should be ashamed to not pray in front of Allah while he's taking care of you.

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One of the early Muslims, Abraham, Abraham, Allah, a man came to him, and he said, Oh, boy is half I have many sins, forgive me admonition. So he wants him to tell him something that will benefit him. So he can stop. He's singing. So then Ibrahim tells him, if you accept these five conditions, and you're able to do them, then no sin is going to harm you. So the man says, Give me the first syllable him tells him, if you want to disobey Allah, then do not eat up His provision, do not eat from this obey Allah don't eat from what he provides for you, the food and drink and all these things that he provides, don't eat from it. So then the man says, From where will I eat then? And

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everything on the earth is his? So then Ibrahim tells him, is it appropriate to eat from His provision and disobey Him?

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So then the man says, No, give me the second advice. So Abraham tells him, if you want to disobey Allah, and do not stay in his lens, so the man says, This is greater, and then when should I live then? So then Abraham tells him, does it make sense to eat of His provision, and live in his land and sinned against him? And the answer's no, give me the third advice. And he tells him, if you want to obey Him, while you're eating of His provision, and living in his land, then go somewhere where he cannot see you. So then he says, oh, Ibrahim, and he's the one who sees what is in the hearts. So then Abraham tells him, is it suitable to eat, have the provision of a law and live in his land, and

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then sin against him while he sees you and knows what you do? For the man said, No, give me the fourth advice. And he says, when the Angel of Death comes to take your soul, say, give me a chance to repent to a lot to do good deeds. So the man says he won't accept from me. So Abraham tells him, so if you're not able to push death away, so you can repent, and you know that when it comes to it can't be delayed, so how can you expect to be saved? So he says, Give me the fifth. So Abraham tells him, when the angels come to take you to the Hellfire, don't go with him. And the man says, they won't let me. So he tells him, so how do you expect to be saved then? And he tells him enough,

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enough, oh, Ebrahim. I stole for a law that I seek forgiveness with Allah and I repent to him. And then it is said that after that he took to the worship of Allah, and he stayed away from sins until he died.

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Don't these conditions apply to you? Don't you live in a large land and eat of a loss provision? So why don't you pray to the one who takes care of you?

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Perhaps as we said, you're not aware of the excellence of prayer. And the book of Muslim is sort of the alohar on hand the rates that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said

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The two rockers before dawn prayer before the subject of prayer are better than the whole world and all that it contains. So we have not even begun to talk about the five obligatory prayers. These are just two extra look as you do before the obligatory prayer before fidget prayer to extra cars that are better than the whole world and everything that's in it.

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So why would anyone be lazy after knowing this?

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And some people say it's too difficult to get up and to wash and to pray and so on. So we say thank Allah that He made you physically able and capable of performing the Salah. There are those who are blind and paralyzed and struggling to submit to the creator of the tomb or the companions. He was a blind man or get behind. He asked the prophets of Allah has hidden them. He says, Oh prophet of Allah, I'm a blind man. And my house is far away from the masjid. Is it possible to grant me permission to say the prayer in my house? So the prophets of the law is I didn't tell him Yes, you can pray in your house. So it no knock tomorrow the law on who starts to leave? And then the

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president calls him and he says, Do you hear the call to Salah? And he says, yes. So the prophet SAW Selim says, then respond to it. In another narration, I do not find any excuse or any permission for you, to not come to the center. So if anyone was to be excused from the Salah, it would have been the one who is fighting for the sake of Allah, it would have been the blind man, it would have been the sick person. But even the sick will either pray standing and if they cannot stand, they will sit and if they cannot sit, they will lie down on their side. And yet you are given health. And yet you still don't pray to Allah. So again,

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the famous doctor and philosopher, even Sina, Allah. He says he recalls a moment in his life. He was a cold and very icy night. And he and his slave were resting at an inn in a remote part of the sun. And during the night he became thirsty. So he called to his servant to bring him some water. And the servant didn't want to leave his warm bed. It was a cold night, so he pretended not to hear it had been seen as cold. But then after he starts calling on him and calling on him, he reluctantly got up and he went to bring some water.

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And then a little while later, he hears the sound of the oven, filling the air, and then even seen, it begins to think about this man who's calling the people to salaat. And he thinks, my servant, Abdullah, always respects me and admires me, and he tries to take every opportunity to praise me and to serve me but tonight, he preferred his own comfort to my needs. While on the other hand, look at this Persian servant of Allah, he leaves his warm bed, and he goes out into the cold night and he makes ablution will do with this icy water from the stream. And then he goes up high to the minaret and to the masjid to glorify Allah and say, eyeshadow, Allah, Allah, Allah wa. So then he says, that

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I learned the essence of true love, that love which results in complete obedience. And dear listeners, the love of allies origin demands total and unconditional obedience. So the question is, do you love a law's origin? If so, then where is your obedience to Allah? Where is your Salah?

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Or perhaps this laziness is actually as a kind of arrogance. And Allah subhanaw taala promises in the Quran, in the loveliness that can be ruined on a bad day at.

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Rarely those who are too arrogant to worship me will enter the Hellfire, a based, degraded or humiliated, and they will get the punishment, just the opposite of what was preventing them on Earth. They were too arrogant to worship Allah so Allah will humiliate them on the Day of Resurrection.

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And how can you be too arrogant to stand in front of a large region in all his greatness, and alone, all his greatness when you stand in front of him, he turns and he looks at you. That's why the early Muslims used to say, when you stand in front of a law, stand with a devout frame of mind, and be mindful of turning meaning looking around in your salad, be careful not to look around in your Salah, and look why they say so that while Allah is looking at you, you are looking at something else. Just imagine that Allah is diligent in all his magnificence and his greatness and his glory. You're standing and praying to Him and he's looking at you. And while he's looking at you, you start

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to look at something else. So to look at the watch, so to look at things on the ground and patterns on the floor. Well, a lot of just looking at you and will lie if someone did this to you. When you look at them and speak to them, they turn away from you. You wouldn't appreciate that. So why would you ever do that to your Lord upon on time? And how can you be too arrogant? When

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Allah describes in minerals and mineral and Allah describes the believers. Allah first begins by describing the people who are successful and prosperous. So Allah says a minute. So the first thing I love describes the people who are successful and their first description is that they're known that they're believers. And then Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah Vina homefries Hakeem Hassan. And Allah describes the believers. And their first description is that they are humble in their Salah, that they feel this focus and humility while they're praying to Allah.

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And there are those people who say that work is worship about that that process lm said, work is worship. So when we're at work, we don't pray because work itself is worship. So we have no philippian Raleigh out of your line who narrates that the prophets of the love I'd even send them said, Whoever missed the prayer, then it is as if he had lost his family and his wealth. So the question is, how would you feel if you were to lose your son, or your father, or your mother, or your wife, or everything that you own? How would you feel if you lost your family? And what if you lose your family and your wife, and we ask Allah to protect you and your family, but leaving Salah

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for the sake of wealth is equivalent to losing both family and wealth? So how can it be an excuse to not pray and if you go out and you buy a shoe, and when you come home, you find that the shoe is too small for you. You get a saw, or a knife and you cut away from your foot. Obviously, you change the shoe.

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So do you cut away from your Salah and squeeze the time of your soul at the end of the day because of work? Or do you change your work schedule so you can pray and the Salah barely takes with its will do and everything else more than 10 minutes a lesson how to how to describe certain people in the Quran. Who did this to this a lot of times they messed up their Salah times because of whatever reason they have. So Allah subhanaw taala describes them in sort of Merriam saying about the imposition of our salata with our shower for so for your own Aveda that there has exceeded them a group of people who have got a salad literally they lost the Salah. So they are going to their

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punishment they're going to get right. This is the punishment of these people that they're going to get the V what is V and what is this I am talking about? A V is from the hellfire. So when this idea was revealed, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam asked jabril he said Will my people abandon sama? At the process Islam is so concerned that he's only going to leave this alone after his death. To then degree Elisa explains that a people at the end of times will come who will sell their religion for this dunya at their home to them is better than Salah This is what debaters The problem is that this currency is better for them than Salah. So then what is this today that they're going to be thrown

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into, and I believe now is one of the scholars amongst the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He says a lot was sold out, which literally means last Salah doesn't mean that they totally abandoned it. But they used to combine it. So they get right this is the punishment this all right. And what is a is a valley in the Hellfire that is so fierce, that the rest of the Hellfire seeks refuge from it every day. It's a place of well in healthcare that is so horrible, that the rest of Hellfire seeks refuge with a lot from that part of the health. That's how horrible the punishment is, for the one who does what, for the one who combines their prayers, they pray, but they combine

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their prayers and mix up the times. So what about those who don't even pray to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And there are others that complain that they have so many sins, and they see that one day I'm going to repent, and I'm going to start praying. So their response to that is from the Prophet sallallahu send them when he says that if a person had a stream outside his door, and he bathed in it five times a day, so someone in front of his house, he has a running stream, and he will bathe in that stream five times every day. The process haven't been asked you think that he will have any filth left on him. And the people said no, no fluff would remain on him whatsoever. And then the prophets of Alliance and him said that is like the five daily prayers. Allah wipes away the sins by the five

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daily prayers by them. And what does that mean? If you have these five players like a river to wash your sins, it means that when you meet a lot of judgment, you're going to meet a low while you're clean in Sharla

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says A man came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam and he confessed

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That he kissed a woman, a woman he's not married to and he kissed her. So when it comes to the prophets I said them and he confesses of the sin. So then when he does that, Allah subhanaw taala reveals an ayah Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, okay Miss salata thought Athena was a little feminine, laid in and has an attitude hipness, Danica de Cali Daiquiri, Allah subhanaw taala reviews, and establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day. And at the approaches of the night. For those that are good, remove those that are evil, that is a reminder for the mindful to the good deeds, remove the bad deeds. So then the man asked if the revelation was only for him, was

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this I just revealed for me this is case specific to me and the prophets of Allah Selim said, it is for all of my nation, and you are included in this. So prayer that is one of the steps to having your sins forgiven, and to giving up evil deeds. So train yourself, train yourself to always run back to Allah, and the feeling of repenting and apologizing and crying to Allah, this is far better, far better than the feeling, when you run away from Allah Subhana Allah, and you live with that emptiness, running back to Allah is 100 times more beautiful than running away from him. And there is no beauty and running away from Allah. And Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran, in the law,

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you have been

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very friendly, Allah loves those who are repentant, and he loves those who purify themselves. So repent, constantly repent to Allah, train yourself to always come back and repent to Allah. And Allah will love you for that repentance and will love you if you purify yourself. There are those who say that I asked Allah. And he never responded to me. So I give up the prayers.

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So the question is, Will you not then trust the infinite wisdom of Allah azzawajal? Isn't he the one who said, perhaps you may love something, and it's bad for you. And perhaps you may hate something, and it's good for you. So if Allah knows that something is not good for you, he's not going to give it to you. Because when you make dua, you generally want something which is good to happen to you. So now what if you're asking for something that's going to cause you harm, then Allah is not going to give it to you. Because in that sense, Allah will be giving you that which is good. You only want what is good for you. So when Allah doesn't give you that which is bad, even if you ask for it, he's

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actually giving you good.

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And so nice part of your preparation for the next life and part of your battle against sins. So why would you ever give up Salah. I said, even LBC none one of the early Muslims are hanging Allah, who used to live to spend a lot of his time in night prayer and intelligence. And his wife will tell him Come and sleep and don't go all the time, and he would not listen to her. So one day, she says, I was watching him and I pretended to sleep. And he pretended to sleep as well. And then he got up like a mother who pretends to sleep so the baby or the child sleeps, and then she slips away after the child falls asleep. So I will send him a holla. When he thinks his wife is asleep, he goes away

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to pray. So then she comes after him. He says, Oh, I will sit down. Why don't you rest? And he says, leave me be you want me to lay down? And she says, Yes. He says, verily, I am preparing with these prayers, for when I lie down for a long time. And for him, Allah He was speaking about death. And this is how the early Muslims and the righteous used to prepare for their death, with long prayers and extra prayers. And from the excellence of Salah is that the word Salah, it comes from the root cellar, which means connection or link. So it's that which links you and connects you to your Lord.

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So what links you to your Lord?

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The messenger have a lot of ally and seldom says that Allah Subhana Allah says, When my slave my servant says in his prayer and hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen that Allah says, My servant has praised me. And then when the servant says,

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Rahim, the Merciful, the Compassionate man, you kill me the Master of the Day of Judgment. Allah will say, my slave has glorified me. And then when the servant says, Yeah, cannot what yeah can sustain you alone, we worship and your aid we seek, and Allah says, This is between me and my slave. And then when the servant says it in a certain stocking, show us the straight path, Allah says, This is for my slave, and I give my slave what he wants.

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But I've been told her since I found full ban, the molar the mole is like a freed slave. So he says, I found so Bandha freed slave with the profits that are low I didn't send them in he says to sell ban inform me of a deed that I can do with which Allah will enter me into paradise. And then so when tells him I asked the same thing to the Prophet so low, send them

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And then the promiseland responded to him saying, I need care because Julie Linda, so in nicoleta student in a sector in la cabeza de Raja Sabha and Katia the advanced pro seven gives him tells him I advise you with much salute to Allah meaning much prayer, for you do not make a prostration you don't make any frustration to Allah, except that a low res you arranque with it, and remove a sin from you because of it

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will be

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one of the companions, he says, I used to serve the prophets of Allah, why didn't send them. And as you know, if you serve someone, or you assist someone, you get reward for that. So what if you serve and assist the prophets of Allah, no doubt you get greater reward. So he says, I used to serve the prophets of Allah, you send them during the day, and at night, I would go to his door and sleep there. So in case the problems that are needed anything at night, he would be right at his doorstep. So he says, so I will, I would constantly hear him saying in his house, sapan, Allah Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah be that he's always remembering Allah, making Vicar of Allah.

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This isn't until I would get tired, or sleep would overcome me, who said I would get bored, or Steve would overcome me. So one day, he said to me, the president says to him, I want to be asked, and I will give you, some of them now wants to give him something back in return, because he's been serving Him. So I said, Give me time to think he says, I won't have time to think about exactly what I needed. So I remembered that everything in this life is going to eventually go away. So if I asked for money, or camels or cows, or land, it's eventually going to go away. So I said, ask Allah to save me from the Hellfire and enter me into paradise.

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So then the prophets of the Lord send him was quiet. And then he asked him, Who told you to say this? And he says, No one told me to say this, but I realized that the world is transient, and that you have a place with Allah. So I like that you should ask Allah for me.

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So then the Prophet sallallahu sallam, what does he tell him? He tells him, I will do it, but assist me in this with much suit. What does that mean much to you with prayer. So in order to be protected from the Hellfire and take it into paradise? Is the daughter of the president seldom enough? The President says I will make the app for you. But you have to help me in this by making a lot of solute.

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And What more proof do we need to show how great it is to prostrate to Allah azza wa jal.

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I will read all the Allahu anhu says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that there are individuals in us who watch you at night. And then they're going to be succeeded replaced by other angels who watch by day. And then they congregate at the federal prayer and at the afternoon prayer, those who spend the night among you, meaning the angels who spend the night among you will then ascend to the heaven, and then they're going to be questioned by Allah, even though Allah knows the situation better. And then he asked them, How have you left my servants? And they say, we left them praying. And when we came back, they were also praying. So the angels come and go at the time of

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prayer. So when they come they find the people praying and when they leave if they leave the people praying, but how would you like, if all the reports of these angels about you was that you were sleeping

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and watching television?

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or sleeping and sleeping again with us? Wouldn't you be ashamed in front of Allah? If this is all that is reported about you is that you're asleep the whole time or watching television never reported about you that you're praying.

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The prophets or Allies had them said they would you know, when some law

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and another narration, they did you know, I had some laughably assumption

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that no one will praise before the sun rises, and sets will enter the hellfire. And these are the two salomaa and these are also the two salaat in which the angels will be there and they will ascend and descend and report to Allah.

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just praying these two will prevent you from entering the hellfire. So how can the Salah be unimportant?

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And the prophets of Allah sentences in the Hadith narrated by Muslim that nothing stands between a person and prefer except giving up Salah when you stop Salah there is

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and then the process that allows you to remain and obey no masala that the covenant that separates us from them who's them. The Kufa the covenant that separates us from them is prayer. And whoever gives up prayer has become a castle and discovers different about the one who doesn't pray. Some of them said that he's a philosopher. He's a wicked person, and then you should be asked to repent, while others said that he's actually a catheter

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believer like a missionary, and that he should not be inherited and that his wife cannot stay with him and that if he does he should not be washed and he should not be buried with the Muslims.

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So which of these two categories Would you like to fall in?

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of the facade? The wicked people are the kuffar.

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Some of the scholars mentioned that this disagreement of opinion only arose later in the later generations of scholars. Why? Because they say this was not known among the Sahaba or the lavonne. This didn't exist How can someone be a Muslim and not pray? Who didn't have this debate amongst them?

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Towards the end of sort of a nice up? Hello describes the hypocrites. Allah describes him saying, in the Muna, subpoena if he darkin s philomela. Now, that barely the hypocrites will be in the lowest depths of the hellfire. So these people were below the kuffaar and below many different people because they're the worst of people. So they're going to be in the lowest depths of the hell fuck. But then look how Allah describes these people, and they're supposed to be the worst of people. Allah Subhana Allah says, In the Muna, subpoena, you had your own law, or whoever had your home or either from a fanatee

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husana your own and as well as Quran Allah, Allah. Allah says, verily, the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah, but it is he who deceives them. And then look at this description. Allah describing the hypocrites now the worst people and when the stand up for Salah, the prayer, a stand with laziness, and only to be seen of men, and the only remember Allah, very little. So Allah is diligent is mentioning the worst of people and describing them that when they get up for Salah, this is a bad thing that they do. They get up lazy for Salah, and they remember a lot of little. So how do you feel when Allah is describing the worst of people, the people in the lowest depths of the hellfire.

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And the bad characteristic is that when they get up to go pray, they get up lazy for Salah. What about those who don't get up to pray at all?

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Is this a category that you would like to be in

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and the Day of Resurrection, Allah Subhana Allah will resurrect every human being that was ever created, of the past nations of the present, and of the future nations, all of them will be resurrected. And I love the power to Allah says in the Quran, that he will create a new earth because this earth will be destroyed. Humans

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have do some art. As you know, on the day of judgment, the oceans will be turned to fire and the mountains will be crushed to powder. So then I will create a new earth on which to judge everyone on so everyone will be will be resurrected on this new Earth. The prophet SAW seven describes it. That is a flat, plain level Earth. It has no trees, and has no mountains and it's white in color. And a lot of hunter Allah is going to gather there, everyone that was ever created by him, of all the nations any human being that ever lived, will be resurrected, and they will all be standing there naked. And the sun then will be brought down one mile away from people's heads. People will be

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standing in that situation for 50,000 years.

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And there'll be no talking and no joking and no side conversations. 50,000 years, people standing and the sun is so close to them, and all of humanity standing there. And there will be people who will get so tired of waiting, that they'll want the judgment to begin, whether they go to Paradise or the hellfire.

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Just want the judgment to begin and imagine yourself standing amongst these people.

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And then

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the judgment begins because of a sister, a prostration that the President makes to a large religion and then the judgment begins. So when the people are gathered and resurrected, which group Do you want to be gathered with?

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, and half have either heard his solo ad cabinet Lumumba bohannan when a Jetta numa piano or manlam you have it in Limpopo neuron, wala bohannan. What

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is wrong with Hyman macaroon obey?

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Professor Lim says, Whoever takes care of these prayers, it will be a light and an evidence on the day of judgment and whoever does not preserve the prayers. It will not be a light for him nor evidence and they will be gathered with surround and Hannon and obeyed masala. This is the group of people who don't pray would be gathered with this group.

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And why obey Allah in the end because he was the only man that was ever

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Killed by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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and realistically the process of them only called him a scratch on his neck but because of the fear, he died, and after the Prophet seldom heard news of his death, prophesy limb said that Allah His anger is severe against a man that is killed by his prophet. So what does that mean? Allah sends a messenger to people, to guide people to the truth to teach them right from wrong. And they oppose and this man opposes the Prophet of Allah so much that the Prophet has to kill him in the end.

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And so, Allah anger is severe against a man like this. Do you want to be resurrected with this type of person? Do you want to be resurrected with obeyed and Aleph And Pharaoh and hammer on the right hand man of Rome

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and on the Day of Resurrection, that people will be commanded to prostrate to Allah is diligent. Allah Subhana Allah describes this, Allah Subhana Allah says, in sort of platinum, the only option for unsnapping were you the owner in a suit if Allah is on the day when the shin will be uncovered and they will be called to prostrate to Allah with a will not be able to do so

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hotshot and absorbent are Hakuna Matata, can we the owner sulivan Salamone, their eyes will be cast down. They used to be called the prostrate in prayer, while they were healthy meaning in this world, so all of the creation, all of humanity will be standing there, and then Allah will command everyone to prostrate and a lot of people will be able to prostrate and those who did not offer prayer to Allah on this earth, they will not be able to prostrate, they will not be able to obey alone that day, and their backs will become rigid, their backbone will become one solid bone and they will not be able to prostrate. So while the rest of humanity is obeying a lot because he commanded them to

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prostrate to him, and the old prostrate, there will be a group of people not able to. And these were the people who did not pray in this life. So the question is, which group would you like to be with? Would you like to be in a group prostrating with abubaker and Omar and Hamza Villa, and with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam? Or would you like to be stiff back with the worst of the creation? How would you feel? How would you feel if you're in the same situation, as frown and a virgin and I will happen.

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And then there will be people after standing for 50,000 years, and the sun is so close people will be so thirsty. So they'll come to the house, that pool of the profits that allows them to drink and the problem will be offering drinks with his blessing hand who will be giving people from his own what to drink, and there'll be people from his own mouth, meaning they're Muslims coming to drink, and the angels will push them away. And then he will say that you only see my nation, because he fears for us so much solo it was said to them. And then the angels will tell him you do not know what they have done after you. And one of the things people have done is that they abandoned their

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soul a lot. And then the prophet SAW Selim will say,

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or the President would want to be distanced from you. Is that something that you would want after seeing your beloved Prophet, Allah Islam, and possibly drinking from his hand that he tells you to be distanced from him.

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And after that, the people have to cross the bridge, the Surat, which is a bridge suspended over the hellfire. It's 500 years over the Hellfire, and you have to cross this bridge to get to paradise. And everyone has to cross this bridge. But what is the description of this bridge? and How wide is it? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam describes it with four descriptions in the Hadith. But this service this bridge, he says it's thinner than a hair thinner than a human hair and sharper than a sword and harder than a coal and craftier than a fox. And you have to cross this to get to paradise. And there will be people who will cross it so fast, it will be like lightning, and other people will

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cross it like a blink of an eye and other people like a racehorse running across it, and others will run and others will walk and there will be people who will get down on their hands and knees and try to Crow and prevent their themselves from falling and others will fall and they fall it's 500 year drop to the Hellfire and others a good deed will come and pick them up again and they will fall again and under the good deed will pick them up again. So how do you want to cross the Surat

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Would you rather run? Or would you rather crow? Or would you like to just cross it at all?

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I love Allah Subhana Allah tells us in the Quran, about the people of Paradise, they're going to be speaking amongst themselves and they're going to be asking about the criminals. So Allah Subhan

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Tyler says he loves Hibernia mean except those on the Right meaning the people of Paradise the true believers. Fijian nothing yet as a loon and gardens of Paradise, they want to be asking each other. I didn't want you to mean about the mudra moon, the criminals, masala cuckoo soccer, what has caused you to enter into the Hellfire suffer? And what is the first response? They give a variety of responses, but their first response pod William knuckle minimal Sunday. They say we were not of those who used to offer prayer. We were not of those who prayed. So then what is soccer that they enter into? And Allah subhanaw taala in the same surah something different explains. Allah subhanaw

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taala says to ously soccer, I will cast him into the Hellfire into soccer. Well madaraka soccer and what will make you understand and comprehend what soccer is learn to play well after that soccer. It does not leave any sinner, nor does it leave anything unburned. It doesn't leave anything. It eats the flesh. It's the veins it eats the nerves it eats the skin, and it eats the internal organs and it changes them into something else. And then a lot of heart alysus the what happened in Russia, that it burns the skin, it blackens his skin and he had to sell to Ashoka there 19 angels were the guardians or the keepers of this hellfire. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from yourself.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam one time was giving a hug but he was giving a sermon. And he wanted to swear by Allah. He said when Levine fcbd by the one in whose hand is my soul three times when living in fcbd. And he's about to tell them something, but the profits or loss and then begins to cry and cry. And why is it that he's crying, he's about to tell them something about punishment or something about the oma. So he starts to cry. So a lot of sentiment he's not able to complete. So the narrative says so every one of us started to cry because of his crying. Then he raised his head sort of low, I have seen them and we could see the happiness in his face, as if he got some good news.

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Then the prophet SAW Selim said, There is not a servant, who prays the five prayers and pays there's a car and fast Ramadan, and makes hedge an avoid the seven major sins, except it will be told to him on the Day of Resurrection. Enter the paradise in peace to the enemy was so happy because of this. And we see that you need to pray your prayers, pay musica and fasting. And prayer is one of the things that get you into paradise. How would you expect to enter Paradise without prayer?

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Do not purposely leave salaat Verily, whoever leaves us a lot on purpose. But he at me with the motto that he was no protection he was a will not be guarded. President says whoever combines two prayers without a valid excuse. He has approached a door from the doors of major sins. If you combine two prayers, that means you're praying, you're already praying, you're offering the salute to Allah. But it's just not the right time. you're approaching a door from the doors of major sins. So what about those who don't even pray to begin with?

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Look at the different forms of punishment for those who don't pray. Allah subhanaw taala says for a loulan was a lien and levina masala team. So when a man says Wayne, is for those people who neglect their prayers. So what is this way? Some scholars explain, Wayne, that it's a valley in the Hellfire that is full of scorpions and snakes. And they're prepared for those who delay their prayers. And other scholars say it's availing the Hellfire that is so fierce and hot, that if you put all of the mountains on earth into that valley, they would melt.

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And a lot of how to only prepare it this way. For those who delay their prayers have not been some of the law says that these are people

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who pray the hook just a few minutes before and pray also a few minutes before.

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We're not talking about people who don't pray to begin with. We're talking about people who pray, but they pray at the wrong times.

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about missing fudger prayer. The problem is Adam said that that is a person when he was asked about a person who misses fidget prayer. He said that is a person whom the shaitaan has urinated into his ear. And we're not trying to give harsh examples or to disgust anyone. But is this something that you would like for yourself

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and the scholars asked which is worse.

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That of a human or that of the shaitaan makes the Nick the intention right now, to never delay your prayers again, and to make the intention to start praying immediately. And to never give up prayer, no matter what sin you have made. Rather, you should use your Salah as a first step to abandoning your sins, and not abandon your prayer because of the sins that you've made.

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And one of the things about about that about worship, is that the better you do it, the easier it becomes. So if you want the solid to be easy upon you, then try to do it well. And whenever you try to get rid of the sunlight, it becomes so heavy for you. So I have to get up and you have to make the Salah become so heavy and you want to get it over with but when you want to enjoy it, and feel the presence of allies or agenda, Allah is watching you and enjoy the Salah it becomes a coolness and a comfort for you. And it becomes easier. And it's right the opposite of what people expect. Expect. If you want to select to be easy to just make the movements quickly and you'll be over with

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it. No, it becomes heavier and harder like that. When you want to enjoy this a lot, you start to feel the beauty of it and the sweetness of the Salah, and it becomes easier for you to do it.

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And you can't say I'm sure you won't say that you don't want to get close to Allah as delegate. And there's no one who doesn't want to get close to Allah. So if you want to get close to Allah, the prophets of Allah Islam Titus, that the closest we get to Allah is Institute is in prostration.

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You put the best and most honored part of your body, your face to the ground, and humbleness and submissiveness to your Creator.

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Oh book of mine is one of the scholars. Allah

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says if you saw Habib in Abu sabot oil Institute, you would think that he died because of his lung frustration. This is how people want it to get close to Allah and how long they want it to get close to Allah. So look up now I am saying that this might have even sabbat his suit was so long, if you're watching him next to you, you would think that maybe he died well in his suit, because he's so still and he stays there for so long.

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And if you don't pray, you become uncomfortable. And you keep running away from a large budget. And you've had to fill your time with enjoyment just so that you don't feel this emptiness. And then on the front end, you look for more fun and you want to do other things because you don't want to be alone with Allah.

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So turn to Allah.

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Turn to Allah, before you return to Him. Turn to Allah and sincerely ask him to help you pray the five daily prayers. And when you make an effort to get close to Allah, Allah rushes to get close to you, and he loves this. He loves his servants who try to get close to him.

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And do not abandon Salah no matter what you do. And no matter what your sin, do not abandon Salah. It's better to be a Muslim who sins. If you pray and do a sin, you're a Muslim who sins but if you don't pray and do the same sin, you're a non Muslim who sins

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and know that when you stand to pray to Allah, Allah turns his face upon and he turns his face to you, to face you. But then when you turn away from Allah, and by that we mean your heart turns away or your face turns away, then Allah turns away from you. So a lot of people they say Allahu Akbar, and they start to think about other things. And these people, Allah subhanaw taala turns away from them. So if you turn away after two seconds, Allah will turn away from you, if you turn away after three minutes alone will turn away from you after three minutes.

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So the question might be then

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do you have to make up for all the years that you have missed of prayers in the past? And there are scholars that said yes, but inshallah the correct opinion is that no, you do not have to. You should just repent from that and do a lot of sin and like extra prayers and remain steadfast upon praying.

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And the good news for you the listener, Allah Subhana Allah says he lamb and turbo Um, no, I mean, I'm an unsightly hunt for hula acaba, de la Rosa Yatim has not except for those who repented and believed and did good deeds for those who will replace their sins with good deeds. So from the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, if you repent, and you do good deeds today, Allah will look at all of your bad deeds in the past and convert them to good deeds will replace your sins with good deeds. And this is from the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, and what better offer can you get from this? The generations before us? were people who are constantly preparing for their departure.

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One of the early Muslims when he was in his deathbed, he was dying, his daughter started to cry. So he asked her, Why do you cry? And she says, I fear what you're about to face, the grave and the judgment

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So he tells her, be quiet and stop and stop crying. For I have completed reading the Koran. In this corner, he points to a corner in the house in the room. He says, I completed reading the book of Allah from beginning to end in this corner more than 3000 times. That's how the righteous used to prepare for the day when they meet their Lord, Sabbath, even armor even Abdullah in this debate. He's one of the successors on the train. And when he was in his deathbed, he heard the event for mother prayer and he's in his deathbed. So he tells his sons, his his children, carry me to the masjid. And they told him, oh, Father, you were sick. You don't have to go to the masjid. And he

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says, look, you know, in the law, I hear, hey, Allah sola, I hear come to prayer, come to success. And then she'd pray at home. So then they carried him to the masjid. And he prayed there. And when he got to the last sajida, the last prostration, he passes away.

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And the scholars say that he used to after fidget prayer, always say alone in a local meetup and that Allah, I asked you to die in this good state. And this musical personnel they said it's to die while prostrating. And as you may know, from the Howdy, everyone is going to be resurrected on the state in which you died. So there will be people who will be resurrected, prostrating to Allah, there will be people resurrected making this be making remembrance of Allah, there will be people performing hajj, who died while they were performing hajj. So there'll be resurrected saying Lebesgue, alum and a bake. And they're going to be other people who died while they were dancing, or

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died while they were playing, or died while they were drunk, or died while they were listening to music. So then I wonder what kind of state you will be in when you're resurrected. And I ask a lot, that is the best of states. And if there's ever a story that is heartbreaking, about Salah, it's the story of Mr. mahapatra, the long line when he was stepped on, it'll be alone. I know who the second honey for the first amount of money. And he's an older man now. And towards the end of his reign, he's stabbed by a man named abou Medusa the major. he devised a double sided dagger and he poisoned it. And he waited until after federal prayer and the loved one who made the COVID and started to

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lead the people in Salah. And he jumps at him. And he stabs him. So then now he's stabbed he's killed. And the first thing he cares about to find an Imam to replace him, so he pulls from the front row. No, he pulls him he makes him complete this a lot. And then some men carry him to his home or your loved one.

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And now this halifa He's an older man now and he's weaker this righteous man but your loved one. Now, he starts to pass out, he starts to fall into unconsciousness. And you may know now when they tell you when someone is wounded, keep talking to them. So they don't slip into a coma. And then it's harder to revive them again. So then Amato, their loved one with a halifa. They take him to his home, and he starts to pass into unconsciousness. So now they want to wake him up. And they tried to wake him up and he tried to call him and shake him and nothing wakes him up. And then his son tells them I know if you want to wake him up, I know how to wake him up. And what could he possibly tell

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I'm not gonna be alone. What could he possibly say? To bring him out? out of into bring him into consciousness or possibly bring him out of a coma?

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So they start to say, a Salah? Yeah, um, you don't mean a Salah? Yeah, I mean, prayer are a mirror of the believers. So then, plug your loved one who wakes up?

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And he says, I

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have in Islam, remember? Yes. There is no share in Islam, for whoever abandons the prayer. And he starts he gets up and he prays the prayer while he was his wound was still bleeding. And he dies later on that day for the alarm.

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But it shows the importance of the Salah that for the alarm, I knew he would get up he would wake up from being unconscious because he is reminded of salah

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and lastly, one of the scholars told me that he knew a person who saw this vision. And in this vision, he was receiving the facts. And he goes to the fax machine as the paper is being rolled out. And the fax it's a blank piece of paper and it says yeah, I'm the law intubate. Oh servant of Allah, beware or pay attention and then it has the numbers 24434

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so the person wakes up

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He realizes that this fat in this vision was a lot as they were just sending him a message, oh servants have a lot of pay attention, beware 24434 These were the number of delicato the Salah, two for fudger. And for for God and for for us, three for Motherland four for Asia. So this person turns back to Allah and he begins to pray again.

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And most people will not get a dream and most will not get a fax. But I pray to Allah azza wa jal that you got the message of what I was trying to say. ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who are steadfast in their prayers and to make you of those who pray and to make this Allah easy upon you to panic a lot of banal behenic acid Rhonda ella hinda and

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