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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Hello amin, I'm about All praise is due to Allah Who created man from clay, the master and owner of Judgement Day. Allah Who knows what we can seal and knows what we reveal and what leaves may 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.
Dear listeners, and dear brothers and sisters, our topic today is Salah. And I asked 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 triumphed, while others were subdued. we addressed those who gave up their salah and do not pray anymore.
Are you too busy to worship Allah?
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 send them say a surah to Mr. De man, a karma has occurred a comma Dean, woman had Emma half academic dean, that the prayer is the pillar of the religion, whoever oppose it and performs it. He has upheld his Deen or his religion. And whoever leaves it or destroys it, he has destroyed his religion.
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 your Islam?
The companion mode of endeavor or the Allahu anhu? He asked the prophets of Allah who I send him what is
what is the head or the most important issue
and the prophets of Allah has been responded to him rock and roll Islam. Well, I'm gonna do Sala that the head or the most important thing is Islam, and its pillar and what it stands upon is Salah.
And the prophets are lies lm said, there are five prayers which Allah prescribed for his slave during the day. And tonight, 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 what's
in your heart, the first thing you will be asked about on the Day of Judgment is your prayer.
And the first matter the provinces 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 Salah is first and foremost. Allah subhanaw taala says describing people in the Quran saying in Sunnah Holika Holika that verily man was created impatient, either Mr. shabu Jazeera is irritable when evil touches him. So when bad things happen, he's irritable. We're either Mr. Romano and, and he's stingy when good touches him. So when something good happens, he becomes stingy. So aren't
these bad descriptions that someone is impatient, irritable when evil touches them, 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? Allah azza wa jal continues, illness only except those who are devoted to salah and levina, whom Allah salata him, the imune, those who remain constant in their prayers.
So that means then, that there is a direct link between what is in the heart and your actions.
And we know that saying La ilaha illAllah is one of the keys to paradise. But to say that there is no god worthy of worship, but 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. So how can you have a good heart and not pray when the prophets of Allah and send him said, Whoever leaves Salah disbelieves.
And some people say, Well, I don't harm others. So it's not important for me, maybe Solo is important for other people, but not for me because I don't harm others. I don't do bad things.
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 Allah makes a different kind of Satan. Allah Subhana, Allah says, In the salata, tenha and in fact, I will make that very alert, Allah prevents the evil and the wicked deeds. So who are we going to believe.
And then some people make the excuse of laziness.
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.
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.
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 astray.
So you should be ashamed to not pray in front of Allah while he's taking care of you.
One of the early Muslims Abraham, Rahim Allah, a man came to him, and he said, Oh, boy is Hawk, I have many sins. So give me admonition. So he wants him to tell him something that will benefit him, so he can stop his sinning. So then Abraham 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. So Abraham tells him, if you want to disobey Allah, then do not eat of His provision, do not eat, if you want to disobey 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
everything on the earth is his? So then Abraham tells him, is it appropriate to eat from His provision and disobey Him?
So then the man says, No, give me the second advice. So Abraham tells him, if you want to disobey Allah, then do not stay in his lens. So the man says, This is greater and then where should I live then? So then Abraham tells him, does it make sense to eat of His provision, and live in his land and sin against him? And the man says, 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, Abraham, 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
then sin against him while he sees you and knows what you do? So 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 Allah 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 them. 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,
enough, oh, Ibrahim, a Stouffer 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.
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
Perhaps as we said, you're not aware of the excellence of prayer. And the book of Muslim is sort of the Aloha narrates that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the two rockers before dawn prayer before the federal 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 rock as you do before the obligatory prayer before federal prayer, to extra records that are better than the whole world and everything that's in it.
So why would anyone be lazy after knowing this?
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 this Hello, there are those who are blind and paralyzed and struggling to submit to their Creator of the loved one newmac tomb one of the companions, he was a blind man on the lawn. He asked the prophets of Allah is 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 Allah Islam tells him, yes, you can pray in your house. So ignore Mark tomorrow, your loved one who starts to leave, and then
the president calls him and he says, Do you hear the call to Salah? And he says, yes. So the Prophet solos, lm says, then respond to it. In another narration, I do not find any excuse or any permission for you to not come to the salon. 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 azza wa jal,
the famous doctor and philosopher Ibn Sina Han Allah. He says he recalls a moment in his life. It was a cold and very icy night. And he and his slave were resting at an inn in a remote part of florissant. And during the night he became thirsty. So he called 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.
And then a little while later, he hears the sound of the van filling the air, and then even seen, it begins to think about this might have been who's calling the people to solo 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. Well, 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 Allah. So then
he says, that I learned the essence of true love, the love which results in complete obedience. And dear listeners, the love of Allah as origin demands total and unconditional obedience. So the question is, do you love Allah azza wa jal? If so, then where is your obedience to Allah? Where is your salon?
Or perhaps this laziness is actually as a kind of arrogance. And Allah subhanaw taala promises in the Quran in the Lavine esta kabiru nine a Bertie, say the hoonah, Johanna muda Verily, 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 him on the Day of Resurrection.
And how can you be too arrogant to stand in front of Allah azza wa jal in all his greatness and align 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 Salah. 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
to look at something else. So to look at the watch, start to look at things on the ground and patterns on the floor. Well, Allah azza wa jal is looking at you and will lay 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? subhana wa Tada. And how can you be too arrogant when Allah describes and Minoan and sort of, you know, and Allah describes the believers. Allah first begins by describing the people who are successful and prosperous. So Alonzo, just a minute. So the first thing Allah 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, and livina Humphrey Salatin has shown, then Allah describes the believers. And their first description is that they're humble, and
they're solid, that they feel this focus and humility, while they're praying to Allah is the widget. And there are those people who say that work is worship, and I'm in a bad 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 Philippine law, we have the law on who narrates that the prophets of the law 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 wealth, and we ask a lot to protect you and your family, but leaving Salah 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? Do you get a saw or a knife and you cut away from your foot? Obviously, you change the shoe.
So do you cut away from your Salah and squeeze the time of your Salah 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 or less of how to how to describe certain people in the Quran. Who did this to the Salah times they messed up their Salah times because of whatever reason they had. So Allah Subhana Allah describes them in sort of Miriam saying for whoever invited him home from a bar or salata, whatever are showered. For so for your own Aveda that there has succeeded them a group of people who a lot of solid literally they lost the Salah, so they are going
to their punishment, they're going to get very This is the punishment of these people that they're going to get the way what is V and what is this ayah talking about? A V is from the hellfire. So when this I always revealed the prophets of Allah who I said them as jabril he said Will my people abandon Salah at the process lm is so concerned that his home is going to leave the Salah after his death. So then you bring in some 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 jabril tells the process lm dyrham this currency is better for them than Salah. So then what is this ray that
they're going to be thrown into? And I'm delivering my best 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 abandon it. But they used to combine it. So they get very This is the punishment is all right. And what is today, it 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 Hellfire that is so horrible, that the rest of Hellfire seeks refuge with Allah from that part of the hellfire. 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 their prayers and mix up the times. So what about those who don't even pray to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
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 the response to that is from the Prophet sallallahu sallam, where 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 and been asked, Do 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 profits of Elias lm said, that is like the five daily prayers. Allah wipes away the sins by the five daily prayers by
them. And what does that mean? If you have these five prayers like a river to wash your sins, it means that when you meet alone, the Day of Judgment
You're going to meet a low while you're clean inshallah. I'm loving them and so during the long line who says A man came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam and he confessed that he kissed a woman and woman he's not married to and he kissed her. So he comes to the prophet SAW 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, We're optimists salata tartufi in the heart was una feminine laid in and has an attitude hipness at the Anika 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 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 as well. So prayer then 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, how you have been, where you have been matahari Verily, 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. 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 it, you generally want something which is good to happen to. 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 actually giving you good.
And Salah is part of your preparation for the next life and part of your battle against sins. So why would you ever give up Salah Hassan even NBC none one of the early Muslims are him Allah. He used to love to spend a lot of his time in night prayer and intelligent. And his wife would tell him Come and sleep and don't go all the time and who 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 to
pray. So then she comes after him. She says, Oh, I will see none. Why don't you rest? And he says, leave me be you want me to lie 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.
So what links you to your Lord?
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam says that Allah Subhana, Allah says, When my slave my servant says in his prayer and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen that Allah says, My servant has praised me. And then when the servant says Rahmani Raheem, the Merciful, the Compassionate man, the kiyomi, the Master of the Day of Judgment, Allah will say my slave has glorified me. And then when the servant says, he cannot, Buddha can sustain you alone, we worship and your aid we seek, then Allah says, This is between me and my slave. And then when the servant says, in a certain stocking, show us the straight path, Allah says, This is for my slave, and I give my slave what he wants. But an
even Abby told her, she's I found so bad, the molar the mole is like a freed slave. So he says, I found so Banda freed slave of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says to filburn
Inform me of a deed that I can do with which Allah will enter me into paradise. And then someone tells him I asked the same thing to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and then the promiseland responded to him saying, I need to be cassata sudo Linda for in nicoleta studio in LA he said, in la cabeza de Raja Sabha and Katia. The advice to him 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 Allah will raise you arranque with it, and remove a sin from you because of it.
And we are going to Cabo de La Hoya on home, one of the companions, he says, I used to serve the Prophet sallallahu, I 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 has in them, no doubt, you get greater reward. So he says, I used to serve the prophets of Allah and send them during the day. And that night, I would go to his door and sleep there. So in case the Prophet said, I'm 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 Subhana, Allah Subhana, Nairobi, that he's
always remembering Allah, making Vicar of Allah.
He says, then until I would get tired, or sleep would overcome me, who said I would get bored, or sleep would overcome me. So one day, he said to me, the president says to him over a big ask and I will give you so the process lm 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.
So then the prophets of Allah Selim 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.
So then the prophets of Allah, who is a limo does he tell him? He tells him, I will do it, but assist me in this with much sujood? What does that mean with much to do with prayer? So in order to be protected from the Hellfire and taken into paradise, is the daughter of the Prophet Selim enough? The problem is Adam says, I will make the law for you, but you have to help me in this by making a lot of solute. And What more proof do we need to show how great it is to prostrate to Allah azza wa jal
I will herrero. The Allahu anhu says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that there are angels, angels who watch you at night, and then they're going to be succeeded replaced by other angels who watched by date. And then they congregate at the edge of 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 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
prayer. So when they come they find the people praying, and when they leave, they find they leave the people praying. But how would you like if all the reports of these angels about you? Were that you were sleeping
and watching television at us?
or sleeping and sleeping again at us? Wouldn't you be ashamed in front of Allah? If this is all that it's reported about you is that you're asleep the whole time? or watching television never reported about you that you're praying
the prophets of Allah I said them, said Laila dinar, Mensa Allah subhanaw taala shamcey Welcome, Lahore. obeah. In another narration, Laila dinar, had some luck obliteration chockablock rubia that no one who prays before the sun rises and sets will enter the Hellfire and these are the two Salawat and these are also the two salaat in which the angels will be there and they will ascend and descend and report to Allah.
And just praying these two will prevent you from entering the hellfire. So how can the Salah be unimportant?
The prophets of Allah Selim says in the Hadith narrated by Muslim that nothing stands between a person and Kufa except giving up Salah when you stop Salah there is
and then the process that says Allah delivery Beynon, Urbino masala, that the covenant that separates us from them who's them? The kuffar. The covenant that separates us from them is prayer. And whoever gives up prayer has become a capital and the scholar is different about the one
Who doesn't pray. Some of them said that he's a philosopher. He's a wicked person, and that he should be asked to repent, while others said that he is actually a catheter a disbeliever, like a mushrik, and that he should not be inherited and that his wife cannot stay with him, and that if he dies, he should not be washed, and he should not be buried with the Muslims.
So which of these two categories Would you like to fall in?
of the facade? The wicked people are the kuffar.
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 lavon. This didn't exist How can someone be a Muslim and not pray? They didn't have this debate amongst them.
Towards the end of sort of Nyssa Allah describes the hypocrites. Allah describes them saying, in the Muna 14 if it dorkin s philomela. Now, that Verily, 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 *. 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 Sakina you had your own Allah will who will hide your own home will either come in a fanatee kamuzu Salah, your own a nurse, whether it's Quran, Allah, Allah, Allah says, verily the
hypocrites seek to deceive a law, but it is he who deceives them. And then look at this description. Allah describing the hypocrites now the worst people and when they stand up for Salah, the prayer, they stand with laziness, and only to be seen of men. And they only remember Allah very little. So Allah azza wa jal 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 Allah literally. So how do you feel when Allah is describing the worst of people, the people in the lowest depths of the hellfire.
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?
Is this a category that you would like to be in?
In the Day of Resurrection, Allah subhanaw taala 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 a lot of power to Allah says in the Quran, that he will create a new earth because this earth will be destroyed, your material will have the same out. As you know, on the day of judgment, the oceans will be turned to fire and the mountains will be crushed the powder. So then our last hot, 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 Sam describes it that is a flat, plain level Earth.
It has no trees, and it has no mountains and it's white in color. And Allah Subhana 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 standing in that situation for 50,000 years. 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 is standing there. And there'll 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.
Just want the judgment to begin and imagine yourself standing amongst these people.
the judgment begins because of a such a prostration that the seller makes to Allah is the widget and then the judgment begins. So when the people are gathered and resurrected, which group Do you want to be gathered with?
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Man Half of Allah had his Salawat Quranic laahu neuron oberheiden and when a jet in your mouth Tiana woman name you have it in limbo Kunda who neuron whatever hand and well energetic Sharma Sharon, will Hyman Wakarusa obey.
The Prophet Selim 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 no Caliph.
This is the group that people who don't pray will be gathered with this group.
And we will be able to help in the end, because he was the only man that was ever killed by the prophet sallallahu wasallam.
And realistically, the process of them only caused him a scratch on his neck but because of the fear he died, and after the problem heard news of his death, the problem said that allas anger is severe against a man that is killed by his prophet. So what does that mean? A lessons 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. And so, Allah His 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 no Aleph and figure out and hammer on the right hand man of
And on the Day of Resurrection, the people will be commanded to prostrate to Allah azza wa jal, Allah Subhana Allah describes this, Allah Subhana Allah says, in sort of canum yo Moksha for uncertain were you the owner in a suit if it started, on the day when the shin will be uncovered, and they will be called to prostrate to Allah with they will not be able to do so
hotshot and absorber hunter Hakuna Villa, waka Can you the owner Suja himself, their eyes will be cast down. They used to be called to 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 Allah on 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 Allah because he
commanded them to prostrate to him, and they all 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 Abu Bakr and Omar and Hamza lahoma? And with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam? Or would you like to be stitched back with the worst of the creation? How would you feel? How would you feel if you're in the same situation as crown and Abu Jamal and Abu lahab.
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 will come to the hold the pool of the profits that allows him to drink and the President will be offering drinks with his blessing hand he'll be giving people from his own money to drink. And there'll be people from his oma meaning they're Muslims coming to drink and the angels will push them away. And then they will he will say let you see my nation, because he fears for us so much sallallahu sallam, 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 Salawat and then
the prophet SAW Selim will say so.
Or the President would want to be distanced from you. Is that something that you would want after seeing your beloved prophets, Allah Islam and possibly drinking from his hand that he tells you to be distanced from him?
And after that, the people have to cross the bridge. The Surat 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 prophets of allowance lm describes it with four descriptions in the Hadith that this set off this bridge. He says it's thinner than a hair thinner than a human hair and sharper than a sword and hotter 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 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 crawl 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 another good deed will pick them up again. So how do you want to cross the Surat
Would you rather run or would you rather crow? Or would you like to just cross it at Oh
Hunter 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 Subhana Allah says in the US hyperbole I mean, except those on the Right meaning the people of Paradise, the true believers. Fijian nothing yet as a loon in guardians of Paradise, they're going to be asking each other I didn't want you remain about the moogerah moon, the criminals, masala comfy soccer, what has caused you to enter into the Hellfire soccer? And what is the first response they give a variety of responses, but their first response palolem nicomachean recently, they say we were not of those who
used to offer prayer.
We were not of those who prayed. So then what is subtler that they enter into, and Allah subhanaw taala in the same surah so then the death explains a loss of power Subhana Allah says to ously his soccer our cast him into the Hellfire into soccer, when the rock Mr. Soccer and what will make you understand and comprehend what soccer is learn to play well together 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 that eats the nerves. He eats the skin and it eats the internal organs and it changes them into something else. And then Allah subhanaw taala says LaWanda that it burns the skin, it blackens
his skin. He had to solder shatter 19 angels were the guardians or the keepers of this hellfire. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect us from this hellfire.
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 we live in fcbd. And he's about to tell them something, but the prophets that allow us and then begins to cry and cry. And why is it that he's crying? He's about he told him something about punishment or something about the oma. So he starts to cry. So the last element is not able to complete. So the narrator 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.
Then the prophet SAW Selim said, There is not a servant, who prays the five prayers and pays this occur. And first Ramadan and makes Hajj and avoid the seven major sins, except it will be told to him on the Day of Resurrection, enter the paradise in peace. So the film was so happy because of this, and we see that you need to pray your prayers, pay your zeca and fast Ramadan. And prayer is one of the things that get you into paradise. How do you expect to enter Paradise without prayer?
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says do not purposely leave Salah. Verily, whoever leaves the Salah on purpose buddy admin who the metal that he has no protection using it will not be guarded. Bro Selim 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?
Look at the different forms of punishment for those who don't pray. Allah subhanaw taala says for a limo Celine and Nadine Oman Salatu himself. Allah says Wayne, is for those people who neglect their prayers. So what is this way? Some scholars explain well, 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 a valley in the Hellfire that is so fierce and hot, that if you put all of the mountains on earth into that valley, they would melt.
And a lot of how to only prepare it this way for those who delay their prayers, if not best for their loved one who says that these are people
who pray the Lord just a few minutes before us. And pray I said a few minutes before.
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.
about missing federal prayer. The prophecies lm said that that is a person when he was asked about a person who misses federal prayer. He said that is a person whom the shaitaan has urinated into his ear.
We're not trying to give harsh examples or to disgust anyone. But is this something that you would like for yourself
and the scholars asked, which is worse, that of a human or that of the shaytaan. Make to make 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.
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 Salah to be easy upon you, then try to do it well. And whenever you try to get rid of the Salah, it becomes so heavy for you. So now you have to get up and you have to make the Salah it becomes so heavy and you want to get it over with but when you want to enjoy it, and feel the presence of Allah azza wa jal that 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 this a lot to be easy to just make the movements quickly and you'll be
over with 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.
And you can't say I'm sure you won't say that you don't want to get close to Allah.
And there is no one who doesn't want to get close to Allah. So if you want to get close to Allah, the prophets that allows him Titus, that the closest we get to Allah is Institute is in prostration.
You put the best and most honored part of your body your face to the ground, and humbleness and submissiveness to your Creator
are welcomed is one of the scholars or him Allah
says if you saw Habib Naboo sabot while insitute you would think that he died because of his long frustration. This is how people want it to get close to Allah and how long they want it to get close to Allah. So recognize saying that this man, have you ever thought of it? his suit was so long, if you're watching he makes a dude, you would think that maybe he died while in his suit, because he's so still and he stays there for so long.
And if you don't pray, you become uncomfortable. And you keep running away from Allah azza wa jal and you try to fill your time with enjoyment, just so that you don't feel this emptiness. And then when the fun ends, you look for more fun and you want to do other things because you don't want to be alone with Allah.
So turn to Allah.
Turn to Allah, before you return to Him. Turn to Allah and sincerely asked him to help you bring 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.
And do not abandon Salah no matter what you do. And no matter what your sin is, 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 that same sin, you're a non Muslim who sins
and know that when you stand, to pray to Allah. Allah turns his face upon Allah to Allah, 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, Allah will turn away from you after three minutes.
So the question might be then
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 sunon and like extra prayers, and remain steadfast upon praying.
And the good news for you dear listener, Allah Subhana Allah says he Lamin turbo Um No, I mean, Ramadan saw the hunt for Ola acaba de la Jose. Yeah, Tim has not except for those who repented and believed and did good deeds. For those we 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 than this? The generations before us were people who are constantly preparing for their departure.
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. So he tells her, be quiet and stop crying. For I have completed reading the Koran. In this corner, he points to 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 heaven. Isabelle is one of the successors one of the pain. And when he was in his deathbed, he heard the other end 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 says La ilaha illAllah here, hey, Allah Sala, I here come to prayer come to success, and I should 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 frustration he passes away.
And the scholars say that he used to after fidget prayer, always say Aloma in a local mental health center, that Allah I asked you to die in this good state. And this means that Hassan they said it's to die while prostrating. And as you may know, from the Hadith, 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 Libby Kala home and a bake. And they're going to be other people who died while they were dancing,
or 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 asked 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 Omar, Abdullah Han, who, when he was stepped out of the Allahu anhu, the second halifa the first image of the meaning. And he's an older man now. And towards the end of his reign, he's stabbed by a man named Abu al Medusa, the Meijin. he devised a double sided dagger and he poisoned it. And he waited until after federal prayer, and the loved one who made the beer and
started to lead the people in Salah. And he jumps at him. And he stabs him. So then all day long, 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 off, he pulls him he makes him complete the Salah, and then some men carry him to his home or the Allahu anhu. And now this halifa He's an older man now and he's weaker, this righteous man with the Allahu anhu. 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 Amara De La
Hoya and halifa. They take him to his home, and he starts to pass into unconsciousness. So now, they want to wake him up, and they try to wake him up and they try 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 him? Not only Allahu anhu What could he possibly say, to bring him out out of into bring him into consciousness, or possibly bring him out of a coma?
So they start to say, a Salah here ameerul momineen A Salah. Yeah, ameerul momineen prayer or a mirror of the believers. So then Omar, blood, your loved one who wakes up
and he says our Salah, learn how to love Islam. Remember your Salah, 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 on your loved one.
But it shows the importance of the Salah that the Allahu anhu he would get up he would wake up from being unconscious because he's reminded of salah
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, Abdullah interview. Oh servant of Allah, beware or pay attention.
And then it has the numbers 24434
so the person wakes up and he realizes that this fax in this vision was Allah Zilla just sending him a message or servant of Allah pay attention beware 24434 These were the number of delicato the Salah, two for fudger and for for her and for for us are three for mother and four for a shot. So this person turns back to Allah and he begins to pray again.
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. So Panchen Lama banal, behenic shadow Allah, Allah Allah and stop Federico to boudic docman la hieron Allah host Mr. Malcolm salomaa Adam Hamada savage main for salaam aleikum wa Taala barakato.