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Khushu – The Essence of Salah

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Rasulullah who

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My dear brothers and sisters last week,

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we spoke about

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the importance of the second pillar of Islam or Sala

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its importance, its significance, and some of its benefits.

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However, many among us,

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who consider themselves

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to be regular after Salah,

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praying the five daily Salawat

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on time

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many

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they lack an integral part of the soul,

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the very spirit of the soul at the very heart of soul.

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And because of that, they find that they don't achieve that benefit of the soul.

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And that essence that spirit that heart of Salah

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is none other than a horseshoe.

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a horseshoe

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is to humble yourself before Allah subhana wa tada

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to free your heart of everything besides Allah subhana wa tada when you're standing before him

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to feel the presence of Allah subhana wa tada in your heart, to focus on your Salah, to concentrate not to become distracted,

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to know what you're doing in your salon to know what you're saying. All of this is the essence of SOA.

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And so it exists in the heart, but then it appears outwardly as well.

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And so this

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is something

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that is difficult for almost every single one of us.

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But we vary.

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We vary in the degree of a lack of tissue in our salon.

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For some

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when we enter the salon until we leave the salon.

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We haven't paid attention to anything.

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We have zero for sure in our salon. But for others it's on and off. It's in between

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and no one no one is safe.

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From a lack of crucial word in our salon, but we vary in degrees. And that's why

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being who he was.

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Even he says that in my soul.

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I would be preparing an entire army.

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In another narration it says

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there are overall Viola when he would say that in my salon. I will be calculating the jizya that is coming from Bahrain.

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And so no one is safe from having a completely perfect salon with complete perfect for sure. But we vary in degrees. And so some of us don't care and we continue being heedless and continue with our thoughts

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but others

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We try to struggle

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and we fight those thoughts, and we try our best to concentrate.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explaining the various degrees of people in their Salah. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, ignore Roger. Leon sorry from insanity. Wanna cootie Bella who Illa shrew Ha?

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What is ruha? Whoo Ha

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ha, ha ha ha ha

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ha ha ha.

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He says some people they would observe their soul

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in terms of the Agile that they get from it,

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some only get a 10th of it, or there is only a ninth or there is only an eighth, or there is only a seventh or there is only a sixth or there is only a fifth of fourth or third and some, only a half of the adjure of so.

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And so praying is one thing. Praying oh five daily Salawat

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making sure you don't miss any of them. Making sure that you pray on time. That's one thing that saves you from the punishment of those who will be punished due to their abandoning of soul.

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But the reward gained from each Salah.

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That is not something that everyone achieves Ibrahim Rahim Allah.

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He says,

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explaining this point he says

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the Sahaba widow who should

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survive without her should, and demento presence

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is like a body without a soul.

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Isn't it shameful for a person to gift another human being like himself

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a dead slave.

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In the past, a slave was a very precious commodity. And if you wanted to gift a king or someone special with something, you would gift them with a sleeve.

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How does it feel to give someone a densely so that is how

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that is how useful it is with a crucial difference gifting to Allah subhana wa tada something dead.

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Ibrahim says in another place, every person must stand before Allah subhana wa tada twice.

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Each and every single one of us must stand before Allah twice.

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The first if he stands in his Salah when he stands before him in this dunya and the second, when he stands before Allah, on the day of judgment. He says whoever stands before Allah, in this dunya in his Salah, the way he should,

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then the second standing on the day of judgment will be easy for him.

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But if he doesn't stand in this dunya in his sofa the way he should,

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then the second standing, the standing on the day of judgment will be difficult for him. Why? Because as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us

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the very first thing that we will be brought to account on the Day of Judgment before Allah is none other than our Salah.

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Whoever perfected it, then everything that comes after will be made easy for him. But whoever was heedless and neglectful of his Soa, then the rest of the questioning by Allah will be made difficult for him to answer. And so why is it that many of us we lack in our issue?

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The reason is very simple.

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because of a lack of a man and a lack of your cleaning,

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a lack of a man and a lack of your team

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or some kind of data describing the people of Ilan

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with several different characteristics. Allah subhana wa tada says, could mean

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successful indeed are the people of amen to believers the mean? Who are they? And then all our lists several characteristics of who they are starting with and let you know whom.

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Those who in their salon, they have who Sure.

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So this shows us that those who don't have for sure and there's a lot there's lacking in their email.

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Allah subhana wa Tada.

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He says, What's the

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what in the rotten

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Illa Allah hace

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that sola is burdensome it's difficult for who?

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For everyone except those who have

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Who are those who have for sure

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and living in a home

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fix will not see him Hoshi room was apparently what Allah says Illa Allah hace la de la

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la de

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da hora de him. What an LNG Raji rule, who are the people who are sure, they are those who know, with certainty with the opinion that they will meet a law, meaning on the Day of Judgment.

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And so a lack of a man and a lack of your team is why

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we lack in our household, because if you certainly Surely, with conviction from the bottom of your heart knew

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who you are standing before,

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you wouldn't allow yourself to wander off in your soul.

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Which is why the setup

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was completely different to us. In terms of their crucial and there's a lot.

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We have so many stories of how they would stand in their salon.

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And

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they say that he would be standing

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as if he was a tree standing in the forest not moving. When he would go down into sujood. The birds would come onto his back, thinking that he was a wall that they're standing on.

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One of the sort of

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miscellaneous are he was praying in the masjid.

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And an entire side of the masjid filled.

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The people in the market they rushed in commotion, what has happened

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while they found him still in his salon

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unchanged, instant in nice condition.

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And we even find examples of this today.

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There was this clip that was circulating on social media

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of a man who was praying with his son who may have been eight years old, next to him

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on the sidewalk,

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and suddenly, a canine dog came barking at them.

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stood right next to them barking at them the son. He was frightened and wanting to get up

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and the father was holding him down.

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He held him down. He continued his Salah. He was in his final touches.

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The dog was barking

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but he was continuing in his soul. When finally the dog calmed down

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and sat down next to them and finally laid down. What does it show us? It showed us the yaqeen of this man this father

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showed us his he man and his European in the one who he was standing before. If that was one of us, what would we do?

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We would run off

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why because of a lack of our Ilan. He knew that the one who he was standing before was the same one who had control of this dog and who could bring it under control.

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That is the saga of the people of

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and hamdulillah

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So Lola who was an alcoholic, he was heavy he

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was one he was learning.

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delivered with the hula in the water for B room B Mata Maroon.

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My dear brothers and sisters

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have been crucial in our Salah

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is an integral part of perfecting our Salah.

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And so if we want to truly benefit from our Salah

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if we want to gain

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that benefit from it,

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which we spoke about last week

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of how this allow we are the ones who benefit Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah doesn't benefit anything from our ADA and our Salah.

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The benefit is gained by us.

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So if we truly want to gain that benefit from our Salah, then we have to have who are in it. Why is it that most of us, we don't benefit from our salon, not gaining that peace, that serenity, that tranquility in our lives.

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Not having this salon to prevent us from an fascia and since

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not feeling that connection with the loss of data. The reason for it is because of our lack of crucial.

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And so there are many things that we can do to help us to gain this issue in ourselves.

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Among these things, is first and foremost,

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showing importance to this pillar of Islam

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showing importance to it, like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would show importance to it.

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And so when that would be called, and he would be among his family or among his companions, he would leave whatever he was doing, and he would rush to the salon.

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Most of us we don't care when the NGOs, we see we'll pray leader until the end time, some of us the end time comes and we find ourselves we pray after the time has already finished.

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Among the things that will help us to gain in our Salah is by realizing the reality of who were standing before.

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We're not standing before anyone. We're not standing before any creative beings.

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We're not standing before any notable person in this world. Now before a president not before a king, but rather before the King of all kings, the creator of the universe.

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In a number of Viola who

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he wants saw his sleeve nephila.

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He took off his turban, and he was praying.

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And so he said to him, yeah, nothing.

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How would you stand if you were to stand before the soap on

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the halifa

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He said, I would put all my best clothes out, rub my turban nicely, and then stand in his presence. So it'd be normal said to him

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that you should stand in an even better manner. When you stand before Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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Among the things that will help us

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to gain our consumer in our salon is by making sure that nothing in our surroundings will distract us.

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Many times we pray in a place where things are distracting us, either objects,

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or designs or noise. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he prayed in a garment that had a design on it.

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So after he saw,

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he took it off, and he threw it away. He said alhazmi uninstaller it distracted me from my salon.

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Among the things that will help us to gain crucial in our salon is to pray. As if

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you see Allah subhanahu wa taala before you

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and that is the very definition of sun and Terra, Buddha, wahaca and Nakamura

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to worship Allah as if you can see him for inlanta contura for in who you're

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to pray to Allah as if you can see him. But then realize that although you cannot see him, then surely he is watching you. He is seeing you your every movement, your every your every statement that you see in your salon to the point where your every thought in your heart

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He's heard by Allah Subhana, whom,

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among the things that will help us to gain horseshoe in our Salah is by focusing on the meanings of what we are seeing.

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From the moment, we say Allahu Akbar, ponder over that. What are you saying? You're saying Allah is the Greatest? What does that mean? It means that Allah is far greater than everything else in this dunya. And so if thoughts come to your mind, remind yourself, that Allah subhanahu wa, is far greater than my word use

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is for reader than these thoughts.

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Among the things that will help us to get through in our salon is by focusing on the meanings when we see a rosabella him in a shaitana regime, what does it mean? We are seeking refuge in Allah from shaitan.

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Among the things that she thought does, is that he comes to us in our salon and so think you are asking Allah to pretend to from the whisperings of shaytaan when you recite Surah Fatiha, ponder over the fact that you are conversing with Allah subhanho wa Taala every single statement that you make, in fact, I have a lot of response to you, as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us when you go down into Roku.

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Imagine the greatness of Allah, the one you are battling before. When you get up and see Swami Allahu leemon hamidah.

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Allah here is the one who praises him. Remember, Allah is hearing your every word, when you go down to sujood.

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ponder over the fact that you are lowering yourself and you have not lowered yourself to such a low state, except because of the greatness of the one who you are lowering yourself before.

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The only way we can achieve that is if we ponder over the meanings, even if we don't understand the Arabic language. Read the meanings, memorize them, so that they are present in our minds when we pray.

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Among the things that will help us to gain crucial in our Salah is by not rushing through it, not rushing through our salon, which unfortunately many of us do, especially our young ones.

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And so we should move through the steps of our Salah in a gradual manner. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked his companions

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What do you consider to be theft?

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So they said,

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for someone to steal from his brother,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said No.

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That is not the meaning of theft, but rather the meaning of theft is to steal from your salon. They are so how can a person steal from his solo? He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Now you Tim maruka One has to do the what

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he does not perfect. His Roku nor his sujood know his for sure.

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Among the things that will help us to gain Hulu in our Salah is by seeking refuge in Allah from shaitan every single time that shapes a time comes and whispers to us distracting us. Among the things that will help us to gain who should in our Salah is to pray,

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to pray, as if we will never pray ever again. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said either either punto de Sala attic for Sol de sola thermodyne

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he said to one of his companions, when you stand up to praying before a lot, pray the prayer of the one who is bidding farewell from this dunya

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How would you observe your salon

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How would you observe your salon

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if you knew

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that right after you see your salon and complete your salon,

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the Angel of Death is waiting to take away your soul.

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And so this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us

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to pray as if we will never pray again.

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It is among the greatest means that will help us to perfect our salon. If this is the state in which we want to meet Allah subhana wa tada and depart from this dunya

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Among the ways that we can help ourselves to perfect our Salah, and to gain who are in it is by developing that habit, developing the habit of seeing our other car after salah and praying the sooner or robotic.

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All these things they help us

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to perfect the shortcomings that we had in our salon. And finally, among the greatest means that will help us to gain crucial in our salon is by turning to Allah subhana wa COVID to Hana in seeking his help.

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There is nothing impossible in this dunya whether it be

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our goals in the dunya or what we seek to achieve in our ADA, except through the help of Allah subhanahu wa Tada This is why one of the diehards weren't caught up and you say right after so what is what? Allah in Arabic Rika Rika

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Oh Allah helped me. Help me to be grateful to you helped me to remember you and helped me to perfect my bad Have you?

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We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to make us from among those who have for sure in our Salah. We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada

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to help us to have for sure in our Salah to such an extent that our silver will be the delight of our eyes to such an extent that after we finish our Salah we will be longing to pre our next Salah

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