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Ramadan with Allah – Episode #4 – Khushu – Humility

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam ala Emmanuel aquilani Allah. Allah He urged marine. While early he was so happy he won and he

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In the previous sessions, we spoke about matters related to the heart,

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that be sure that basically push one and drive one to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Giving a person a strong resolve

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and setting aside his laziness.

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Getting to know Allah, through His names, his attributes and

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discipline, causing a person to fall in love with Allah, once he knows who he is.

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And then

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looking forward

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to the reward of a loss of Hannah who were to had,

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and also fearing him. All of these things may refer to law, the habit of law, or Rajab, and hope all of these things are actions of the heart. And each one of them

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plays a role in pushing you

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to want to please a lot and pushing you and driving you to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so the reason why many of us we don't find that pleasure in our a better and we find it, you know, times like Ramadan leesy you we find ourselves lazy.

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The reason is because we're lacking in one of these aspects.

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Now

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how about once we have pushed ourselves to worship Allah? So, we have now

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you know, we, we now have been encouraged to worship a lot,

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one way or the other.

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And now we've made the determination. Okay, that's it. You know, I'm gonna,

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I'm going to do this good deed where I'm going to do that good deed, or, you know, I'm going to do this act of a bad

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tonight, I'm going to pray this many Roccat today, I'm going to say, I'm going to open the Mazel Tov, I'm going to recite the Quran, I'm going to finish this many pages, or this many

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of the Quran.

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So you're ready.

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So

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now that you are standing before a loss of Hannah, who were to Allah,

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the question is, what state should your heartbeat in?

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What state should your heart be in now

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as you are performing the act of a doctor.

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And specifically,

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what we want to focus on here today is

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Salah,

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praying

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and what state our hearts should be in, in the in the state of Salah.

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And so the state

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that our heart should be in when we're standing before Allah subhanho wa Tada.

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This is what we call the state of a horseshoe

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which is basically

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when the fear of a lot and the veneration of Allah, through knowing who Allah is.

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This overtakes your heart and

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making your heart to humble itself before the might of Allah, the greatness of Allah

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and then having that humility

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to appear over the rest of your body and your actions. And so once you are

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In this state, You are now ready to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in a state that is beloved to Allah.

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Once horseshoe overtakes your heart,

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this is now the state. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to see you in a while you are addressing him, and you are standing before him, praying to Him subhanahu wa taala.

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And this state of a horseshoe

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is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala spoke of in the Quran. And so a lot praised

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the believers who have crucial.

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So Allah said, Khaled wilhelminian

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successful indeed are there believers

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and Latina whom feasts on it him harsh to

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those who are humbly submissive during their Salah, those who have who Sure, in their Salah.

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And so horseshoe is one of the most important characteristics of the believers, because

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here in sort of minimoon, illustrates the surah by saying, successful indeed are the believers. And then Allah mentions several of their characteristics, but a lot begins by mentioning this showing the importance of an OSHA.

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Also a loss of Hannah, who had

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sued Hadid

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a loss of Hannah who attacks taala says

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Has the time not come?

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For those who believe that their hearts should become humbly submissive at the remembrance of Allah

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and what has come down of the truth. The Quran

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has a time not come for our hearts, to be filled with horseshoe.

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When we hear the remembrance of Allah or when we are reciting the decree of Allah, and what Allah has sent him the truth meaning the Quran

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Our hearts are hardened. And that's why when we hear the Quran, we're not affected. When we recite the Quran, our hearts don't shake. And so here Allah is asking has the time not come

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for our hearts to become softened,

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and for sure to overtake our hearts, when our kulu

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and let them not be like those who are given the Scripture before us, the Jews and the Christians. And a long time passed over them, meaning a long time passed and no new revelation came to them.

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And so their hearts became hardened.

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And so, the reason why most of us do not find pleasure in our salon

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is

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because of our lack of

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the reason why most of us do not find pleasure in our Salah.

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Rather we find it burdensome.

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We find it tiresome

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when we enter into our Salah, we start yawning

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if we're praying Torah, we were behind the Imam. We're wondering, you know, when is he going to finish?

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We find this a lot to be a burden on us.

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We don't find any pleasure in it. And one of the main reasons for it is our lack of horseshoe in it.

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And so this could be a sign of weak Eman.

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This could be a sign of a lack of yaqeen certainty conviction

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because Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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what in

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lockerby rotten illa 100 hace Salaam

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Is burdensome, it's heavy, except for those who have done it.

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And then Allah describes them.

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And Lavina Oh, no, no, no who munakata be him, those who are certain that they will meet their Lord.

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The people of who sure are those

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who have your clean in Allah.

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The heart is filled with certainty and conviction of Allah, and what Allah has promised.

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That is why they have for sure.

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That is why their hearts are overtaken with this sense of, you know, Majesty, for Allah

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descends a feeling of the veneration of Allah, the greatness of Allah, that causes their hearts and their state to become humble,

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and submissive,

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and full of humility in their salon.

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It is this state of horseshoe that basically

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brings concentration or it's a law.

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It is this description that we have explained, of course, sure, this is what brings concentration in your Salah.

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In concentration, they go hand in hand,

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once a person has who Sure, he has concentration.

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And so this Salah is heavy for those who do not have who's wearing it, and who sure is heavy for those who are weak in your clean in Allah and the hereafter.

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And it's unfortunate

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that most of us, if not all of us, are guilty for not having complete closure in our salon.

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It's an unfortunate reality that we

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live with. In this time and day, in this age, where almost all of us without exception.

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We don't have this horseshoe in our salon,

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or that complete level of horseshoe that is required. And

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it seems like we are getting nearer and nearer to that time that the Prophet salallahu it was sort of spoke of when he said that the first thing to be lifted from this oma The first thing to be removed from this owner will be Whoa, sure, until you don't see anyone in this owner, who has for sure.

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My dear brothers and sisters is something

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that people

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they differ in its levels,

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according to their level of knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and his names and his attributes

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and according to their level of

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the sense of muraoka the sense of Allah watching over them

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and according to their level

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of their apprehension of the nature of their knifes and its deficiencies. And according to their level of understanding the Kalam of Allah, the Quran and contemplating over the meanings of the Quran that is recited in Salah.

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And so, some people they achieve who sure

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by realizing how close they are to Allah

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while in a state of Salah.

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Realizing that Allah is paying close attention to each and every single small word that they say small movement that they make.

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Making them to feel a sense of shame

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at directing their attention to

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other than Allah subhanahu wa tada while they are in that state, and Allah subhanho wa Taala Not only is observing their every word and their every action, but also their every thought.

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And so some people they achieved this horseshoe by bringing this to mind. I'm standing before Allah.

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He is watching my every movement, my every word and every thought

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I should feel

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ashamed, directing my thoughts

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to others besides a lot while I'm addressing Allah subhanho wa Taala while I'm standing before him,

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others they achieve for sure.

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by realizing the perfectness of Allah has names and attributes, they realize the perfectness of Allah, through His names and attributes. And so

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when they're calling upon Allah,

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and they're in Salah,

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enter names of a lot are being mentioned.

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These names of Allah, they cause that they cause you to fall in love with Allah subhanho wa Taala because of who he is,

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and then wanting to present their Salah to allow in a way that is pleasing to Him and

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others, they achieve who you are by realizing the power and the meat of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and how Allah seizes

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those who transgress his bounds, and he punishes them.

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This causes them to fall in line

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and not get distracted while they are in the state of Salah.

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Realizing that was all powerful, the Almighty.

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In the split of a second, he will take he will see us those who transgress his balance and He will punish them severely.

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Having this in your mind, it causes you to focus and to be in that state of social and yourself.

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If not, I am

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Blanca Rahim Allah, He divides

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the worshipers into five categories.

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He divides them into five categories with respect to a horseshoe. He says that the people are not all at the same level in their home. Sure. Rather they are at different levels. And he mentioned five different levels.

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He says Firstly, those who are neglectful

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of

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their Salah

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they are neglectful of

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the conditions of Salah for example, there will do

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that they're supposed to have will do

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or not performing their will do properly. Or they're neglectful of the times of Salah not praying their salon on time.

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Or they're neglectful of some of the other can, and the YG bat of Salah, the pillars of Salah the obligatory act of Salah there are certain things that we must do in our Salah that are either pillars or obligatory acts.

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And so these people, they're neglectful of their salon, and they're neglectful of the conditions of the pillars and the Wardrobe that

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they don't pay any attention to any of that.

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He says such people, they will be punished for not performing their Salah in the manner in which Allah has commanded

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they will be punished.

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The second category

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those who they pay attention to the conditions of salah and the pillars and the why'd you bet the obligatory acts, but

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they are neglectful of

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allowing thoughts to overtake them and not putting up a fight against those thoughts.

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So they don't have full concentration. And they don't give any attention to this aspect of horseshoe in the Salah.

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So

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they neglect it. And they allow thoughts to overtake them, and they don't put up a fight. They don't

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you know struggle against these thoughts. And many people they're like this. From the time they enter there's a lot until the time they finish. They don't have any hoorah. But they do make sure that they are praying properly, outwardly, physically.

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And so he says such people will be held accountable before Allah subhana wa

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Such people, they will be held accountable before a lot.

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The third category,

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those who pay attention to the conditions and the outward pillars and obligations of salah and also pay attention to how sure

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they put up a fight against their thoughts

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and their whisperings to the best of their ability, but

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they are defeated

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by shape on by their knifes, they're not able to

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continue that fight.

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So, he says such people, they will be expiated. For their struggle, they put up a fight.

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And so,

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perhaps their shortcomings in their Salah will be expiated, because of because of their Mujahidin because of their struggle. The fourth category, he says, Those who fulfill the pillars, the obligations of Salah while their heart has completely dedicated itself to Salah. So they have assured

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such that their thoughts do not bother them. And they don't have to busy themselves with fighting against their thoughts. Rather, all they are busy with is making their soul perfect, as Allah wants it.

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He says such people, they will be rewarded, and they will be rewarded for their soul.

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The fifth category,

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you might be wondering, how could there be another category after this? Yes, there's a fifth category. It says

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those who fulfill the pillars, and the obligations of Salah while their heart has completely dedicated itself to sola.

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But on top of that, their heart has become filled with love and veneration for Allah, which makes them

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to pray as if they can see a lot as if a lot is right before them. And they are watching a lot before them. Such that thoughts don't even come to them to begin with.

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He says such people are the righteous servants of Allah, Who are the closest of people to him. So Hannah who attalla these are the Olia of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And so these are the five categories that you mentioned.

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The question is,

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does this mean that

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if we don't have

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or we lack it,

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our salon will not count? And

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the answer is no.

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But

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we will be rewarded for our Salah, according to the level of our household.

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As for merely performing the Salah,

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then this fulfills the obligation more than it earns reward.

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And so there's something called fulfilling an obligation law commanded us to pray five times a day, you are praying five times a day

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making sure that you know you fulfill the the the route the conditions of salaat that are can the pillars of solid the wider bat, but you're lacking in

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here we say you have fulfilled an obligation. So you won't be held accountable for not bringing

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your five daily Salawat.

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But now,

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everyone who prays

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they have fulfilled their obligation but not everyone leaves from their slot with the same reward. It's the added reward.

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This is where this is where people differ. Two people can be praying in Gemini next to each other.

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By the end of the salaat one leaves with the zero reward and the other leaves with hundreds and hundreds of rewards.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in this regard

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a person may pray a salah and nothing of it.

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recorded for him, meaning of reward, except a 10th of it.

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A ninth of it, an eighth of it, a seventh of it, a sixth of it, a fifth of it, a quarter of it, a third of it, or half of it.

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Meaning that we are, we are rewarded for our Salah according to how perfect we make it

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inwardly and outwardly

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inwardly within.

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And so this is basically our discussion concerning uncle. Sure.

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So now, we come to the question of

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once we've understood the importance of

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the question is, how can we achieve closure in our salon

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we all complain of a lack of closure.

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We all complain that we are distracted in our salon.

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And we all complain of a lack of attention and a lack of humility in ourselves. So what can help us to achieve a horseshoe in our salon there are many things there are many things that we can mention.

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But we'll try to mention the most important, the most important of these things, starting with the most important thing and that is to develop a love for Allah subhana wa tada in our hearts.

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Once we have developed that love for Allah in our hearts, we will want to worship Allah.

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In a state that he is pleased with, it will come automatically. Once your heart is filled with the love of Allah and Alasania sincerity of intention, then that's it.

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Your posture will automatically build.

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After that we say there are many things that will help you to develop koshering. Quickly we'll mention these, firstly,

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coming to Allah and coming to the Salah with a sincere heart,

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leaving everyone else behind. Why are you praying?

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Not for others, but rather sincerely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone.

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After that, bearing in mind the greatness of a lot as you stand before him.

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When you stand and you're saying Allahu Akbar.

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Think of the meaning of what you're saying.

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Allahu Akbar.

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Allah is the Greatest.

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The greatness of a lot bring this to your mind, as you're standing there before a law that there is nothing more greater than a law. So why should I busy my mind with other things which are insignificant compared to the greatness of a loss of Hannover with time. After that, bear in mind, that Allah is watching you, as you pray.

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Bear in mind that you are standing before a lot and Allah is watching you.

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He is watching your every word, or every action or every thought.

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After that, bear in mind that Allah is in front of you as you pray to Him. As a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that when we pray, we shouldn't spit in front of us because Allah is in front of us, meaning Allah is in this direction.

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And that's why

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we're not allowed that anyone come in front of us when we're praying. Why? Because we're praying to Allah, why should others come and disconnect that link between us and Allah? So the point is, bear in mind that Allah is in front of you.

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After that, remind yourself of the deficiencies of eunuchs, it is your knifes your soul that you are struggling with in your Salah. Your neffs is trying to distract you and remind you oh

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you know,

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I had that appointment today.

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Oh, I forgot to do that today. Oh, I have to do this today.

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It's your knifes remind yourself that it is this knifes of yours that is leading you to the hellfire.

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It is this knifes that is inclining to evil

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that you need to bring in under your control.

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After that, remind yourself or pray.

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Pray the Salah of one who is praying his lasell

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pre the Salah

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of one who is praying his fear well prayer.

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Who, that's it. He knows that after this

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I'm never gonna be able to pray another Salah, the Angel of Death is coming to take away my soul.

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My appointment with death is after the salon. I won't have any salon after this. Pray as if this is your last prayer.

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After that, imagine yourself standing on the ciroc that bridge that leads

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the believers across the hellfire. Imagine yourself when you're praying that you're on that bridge.

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This will cause your heart to become fearful of the punishment of Allah.

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Imagine as if you could see the Hellfire right before your eyes, and across you can see genda

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after that

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empty out your heart of everything except your salon.

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Empty out your heart of everything except for your soul.

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The only thing that you should be focused on right now is your soul.

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After that, contemplate over the meanings

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of what you are reciting in your Salah.

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Yes, you may not know the Arabic language, but read the meanings, the translation

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and if you can try your best to understand the words of Allah the Quran and contemplate

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over

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these words. That's why they sell off.

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When they would pray

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when they would come across an area related to the mercy of Allah and the forgiveness of Allah. After saying that, if they would ask Allah for forgiveness, they would ask Allah for his mercy. When coming across

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a verse talking about the punishment of a lot they will seek refuge in Allah from his punishment. Why? Because they are.

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They are focused, and they know what they're reciting. Unlike most of us, we recite the Quran in our salon and we don't have a clue of what we have proceeded.

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After that.

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It's important to make sure

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that you pray in a place where you are not distracted.

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Pray in a place where you won't be distracted and pray at a time when you're not distracted. And

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also, it's important to look and keep your eyes fixed on the place of your salute, which is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when we are in the state of Salah we should be looking nowhere else except except at the place of our salute.

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Also prays slowly,

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calmly, with tranquility and

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many people the rush to their Salah, which is wrong.

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This is one of the reasons why we don't have a show.

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Also, if we are ever distracted in our salon,

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then the remedy for that is by saying arrow to Billahi min ash shaytani r Rajim seek refuge in Allah from shaitan because it is straight on who tries to distract us in our soul.

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And then after Salah conclude your Salah by you know remembering Allah, the various as the car of Salaam

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that's why right after Salah we say a stole feudal law, because of our shortcomings in our Salah. We should end our Salah by asking a lot to forgive us. And so these are some of the means some of the things that will help us be an ally to Allah to develop who sure in ourselves.

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I want to conclude with

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a very profound and beautiful statement of Abraham concerning that.

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He says

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every individual must stand before a lot twice.

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You will stand before a lot twice.

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He says The first is when he stands before him insula

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Meaning in this dunya when you stand before a lot in your salon

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and the second, when you stand before a lot on the Day of Judgment.

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He says, Whoever stands before a lot as he should, in the first instance, meaning in his Salah,

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

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But whoever is heedless, with regard to this standing, meaning in Salah, your heedless of your salon, you don't pay attention to your salon, you don't care about having couture in your salon,

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then

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the second standing,

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standing on the day of judgment will be made more difficult for you.

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And that's because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the very very first thing that we will be brought to account for on the Day of Judgment is this Salah.

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The first thing that Allah will question is about on the Day of Judgment concerning the rights of Allah

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is a saw. So if you perfected it in this dunya

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then you'll be able to easily answer a lot on the Day of Judgment. And everything that comes after that will be made easy for you. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us this for sure, in our Salah. Because once we have it,

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we will be on a different level. We will leave this world when we are in that state of rabada

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when we are worshiping Allah while we're in our salon, the reason why most of us feel to find that sweetness and that pleasure in our data in our salon is because of our lack of social. Once we have it

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we will be in a different world. And we will taste that sweetness in ourselves. We ask Allah to grant us is crucial and our salah and we ask Allah

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to help us to make the most of our month of Ramadan in seclusion with Allah subhanho wa Taala pleasing Allah and worshiping Allah subhanahu wa tada in a state that he loves in a state that he is pleased with. Or something Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi ultramarine was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah he warahmatullahi wabarakatuh