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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim and 100 illa Ravi Ravi wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Chateau Colombia evil muscley Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa he was able to sell
this live on Catherine kathira from abudu my brothers and sisters
I want to begin with the same Hadeeth part of itself some of it I mentioned in the last class and I asked Allah subhanaw taala to
make that a means of
guidance for us.
The you might say, why am I talking about the Hadees of Rasul Allah in a class which is called reflect on the Quran.
The reason is very simple.
Allah Subhana Allah
sent us the Quran which is the caliber of Allah.
A lot of animal data centers, its explanation
through Rasul Allah is Allah is Allah who explained it to us.
And then he sent him sallallahu Sallam as a demonstrator to show us what to do.
So one is to
convey to us the haka.
This is what Allah says.
The second is to explain, what does that mean? This is what it means. And the third is to show us in practice, by demonstrating that hokum and by living according to that have gone
his entire life
to give you a very easy example to understand Allah grant that I said, Okay masala
and as I said in our we live in a church on the regime in nany, and Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah for our Buddha and he will appear with salata, his decree, Allah said, verily, I am Allah, there is no one worthy of worship, except me. So established Salah, for my remembrance for my digger.
Russell Russell wrestler,
these ads came to him, sorceress Allah recited them, so does have a new and we know what is it that Allah Subhana Allah said, the exact words of Allah subhanaw taala.
And we accept,
we say, Amen to be let we say we believe in Allah, Allah, I believe in Allah.
And we say Alhamdulillah we are ready to obey Allah subhanaw taala
right. So Allah said establish Salah Aki musella we say Alhamdulillah by Gallup, we are ready Oh Allah, to obey you.
But what is the meaning of establishing of Salah
How is Salah to be established?
Right? This is one of the chemo Salah is one of the
several key words and phrases that are mistranslated at least in the English version of
of the Quran, where people translate it as
you know, say your prayers or read your
read your namaaz or perform your prayers. Salah is not a performance Allah is not drama. And Allah did not tell us to perform Salah Allah said establish a T Moosa acaba de Sala
so therefore the question obviously is that if I'm supposed to establish Salah what does that mean first of all what is Salah?
Because the the
dictionary meaning of Salah is dog so is it enough if I simply simply sit there and you know when I feel like it as a wall Lord do this for me do that for me
and so on so forth. I make some do I write is that is that enough is Uppsala
does it count for Salah
there are people may Allah May Allah protect us from ourselves and May Allah protect us from our being misguided by ourselves and our our knifes and shed that there are people who have left salah and use this argument to say their Salah means do I therefore I'm making dua in Allah when Allah Haji Salah is so important that Allah subhana wa sallam
mentioned Salah very specifically, and he said that I had to learn he bye bye
Almost Sala foreman arada ha ha God Guevara hoga makalali salatu salam, in the famous heavies, the results are observed, that the difference, the division, the dividing line, the differentiator, what separates us from them, meaning people who are not Muslim, is the Salah.
And he said, the one who has left us Allah who does not pray, who refuses to pray,
that person has committed Cofer, that person has left Islam. Right now, the Sahaba or all of them hooked up upon Allah, they were all completely agreed upon this
fact on this matter, that Salah is
to worship Allah subhanaw taala and that is absolutely critical to Islam without that without Salah there is no Islam
right. Now, therefore, how is the Salah to be established? What is the meaning of establishment of Salah.
Just think about this on a side note, why is also important because Salah is the physical manifestation, the physical expression, the proof and evidence of La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah,
I think about this, how Allah subhanaw taala created
this beautiful way of worship, which he made as a as an evidence for us.
Salah is the physical manifestation, it is the proof of lie lalala
it is lai lai la Allah in the context of there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala and the person who accepts that he says, I believe this La ilaha illa Allah and therefore I will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala but how will you do that?
How will you do at the time of worship and the time for Salah come by the Muslim called the other, the person who believes in Allah Allah Allah will stand up in will start up inshallah. But what will you do? How will you pray?
Muhammad Rasul Allah
means I follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, the last and final of them. And what is the evidence of that? I pray, like he used to pray, because that is what he told us. When he taught us Salah, he said, sallow Kumar at Mooney Sunday said, Pray as you have seen me pray.
Right. Now think about this, that if Allah subhanaw taala had wanted to reveal and send down detailed instructions in the Koran, about how the prayer is to be done, what was there to stop Allah? Why didn't why not do that?
He could have done it. He did not do that because he wanted us to understand the importance of the Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. Also as a result him simply is not some kind of messenger who came and brought a message and gave it to him went away. No,
he is the message. He is the message he is the human manifestation of the message is the living message. The message of the Quran, the living picture of that the model of that message is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his life.
And that is why he said pray as you have seen me pray, who taught him to pray Allah subhanaw taala taught him to pray. And when Allah taught him to pray, he taught us to pray. Therefore we owe the prayer to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was abused.
this is the importance of the sauna in our lives.
The sauna is absolutely critical to understanding the Koran. There is no doubt about the sauna is completely and totally
critical to understanding the Quran. If you leave the Sona out of your life, you will not be able to practice Islam It is as simple as that.
You will not be able to do Salah you will not be able to do Hajj you will not be able to raise a cat. You will not be able to fast in Ramadan you will not know what time to wake up and what time to what time to eat in the morning. What time to break the fast, you will not know what is halaal you will not know what is haram you will not know what to do if you make a mistake in your Salah in your in yourself. You will not know myriads of things.
Because Allah subhanaw taala did not tell us those things in the court and he told us those things in the wahi which is not recited ye vitamart law
Which is the Sunnah and the Hadees of Rasul Allah is Allah is Allah these two are together the Quran and the Sunnah are together the Quran is the book the Sunnah is his explanation and Mohamed Salah Holly he while he was Abu Salim, and his life is the beautiful physical model of that explanation.
Right explanations are of two kinds one one is when somebody tells you what to do, and the other one is when that somebody not only tells you what to do but also does it and shows you how it is to be done.
And we all know how important that is and how powerful that is and how
effective that is. Right? Those of you who have tried to do any kind of physical exercise or something
you know, obviously you can you can look at a book and see diagrams of it or you can read about it. But if you watch a YouTube video on it, or even better
because I'm there I'm saying better because YouTube video you can't ask questions. But if the instructor is there physically present before you and the instructor is showing you how to do the exercise and you are following the instructor and the instructor correct you and says no, no, move your legs a little more to the right, that stands straight, keep your head straight. Right when you are when you burn down, keep your head up. That will save your back. Now all of these instructions being given to you real time right there.
They add a huge amount of value to that exercise and it makes that exercise beneficial for you and you are able to understand it and you're able to do it correctly and benefit from it.
This is the value of the sooner
This is the value sooner. Now if you are somebody who wants to exercise then you have the option of this instructor, the live instructor there with you to guide you and to show you exactly how to do it. And if you say I don't know I don't need to instruct
I'm okay I can read I can read the description of the exercise in the book and I will do it what do you say use a waterfall
I will tell you about a complete fool because you will have the option
of the instructor who can guide you and who is willing to guide you who's willing to you know handhold you through the whole thing and you want to refuse that you're crazy
and obviously you will not be able to do something you will make a mistake and you will pay for it.
Now this is the issue of rejections.
So here we have wrestlers on salom who Allah subhanaw taala sent
with his keytab and who he called he's never called it last round but I said Lachenmann Allah who I learned about mini Anna is by Sophie him Rasul Allah Minh and fuzzy him here to Allah him it was a key him while you Alamo Kitab al hikmah. Going Gan Omen covelo la Vega lolly mobi Allah said which means were really and truly Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed the momineen has given them a great nerva has given them a great blessing and that blessing is his Javi is also Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said Allah has given him this blessing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala
What is his blessing the first part of the blessing is that Allah subhanho wa Taala
brought out this NaVi made this review from the same people from you. So it is a double honor. One is that you received an A B you received a messenger of Allah and the second part of the honor is that he is one of you.
It's not a foreigner. It's not some other kind of creature. It is not somebody from another land or other people it is one of you. So this is a double blessing. Allah says Allah has blessed the moment
and then this messenger was given for things to do what was that you had to do la heemeyer de to recite for them the ayat of the Quran, where he was a key him to purify them, where you Alamo hamal keytab and to explain the ayat of the Quran, to teach them the forearm, while hikmah and to demonstrate that and to show them and demonstrate for them the wisdom of those items.
This is the importance of the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salaam and this is how the Koran itself reinforces the importance of the Rasul Allah His salah and have his son of his MOBOTIX on and therefore remind myself when you let us focus on the sonophoresis element ensure that we don't lose out this
nehama this beautiful blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with.
Now I come to the Hadees that we were
that we were talking about. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to understand it.
This iPad on my gifts locking up okay. Now, I also
said this and this beautiful Hadees of, of so much of good news that is given to us such wonderful glad tidings were soldiers and as Adam said,
some people will come on the day of judgment and their Eman will be outstanding. Its light will shine from their chests and from their right hands. It will be said to them glad tidings to you today a salary and goodness for you and enter into Jenna forever.
The angels and the prophets will be jealous of the love Allah subhanaw taala has for the
what phenomenon fabulous
you know, prophecy, this is my last 10 amigos among them this I said, Who are these people? Yasser Allah. So most of them he said, they are not from you, you are my companions and Sahaba but they are my beloved they will come after you and you will find the book or an made redundant by the people and asuna which has been killed by them. So they will grab hold of the book and the sooner and they will revive them.
Right. So the results are missing. But these are people who will come after the time of the Sahaba is over
melas Mandela makers among those who will be who will have at least a glimpse of these people who have a little bit of a shadow ray I don't dare to say that. May Allah make me a new
these people at least for bicep I don't have the courage to say that may Allah make you inshallah, but
at least I would like to see them I would like to you know have their shadow for on me as a means of Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala inshallah, so he's saying there was as I was saying, they will come after you and it will come in a time when the Kitab of Allah and the Sunnah of the Javier a Salaam has been made redundant meaning people are ignoring it that they have cast his cast it aside, and they are not following the book of Allah or the autonomous Asana and these are the people who will come and they will revive the keytab of Allah and they will revive the sun that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa he was Abu Salah, and then he continued resent, they will read them which is
they will read the Quran and the Sunnah. And they will and they will teach them they will teach the foreign and the sooner to the people and they will experience in that path, a punishment. As it trials more severe and more ugly than what you have experienced by Allah protect us from this. May Allah protect us from trials melas protect us from difficulties.
Indeed, the man or one of them is equal and to the email it to the man of 40 of you is being to the to the shot to the Sahaba one lady with me. He's saying that he might have one of those people who will come after him Salallahu alaihe salam and after the Saba and who will revive the kingdom of Allah and also known as Allah, and who will face trials and tribulations in the process. May Allah protect us from trials and tribulations. He said the Eman of one of them is equal to the man of 40 of you, the shahida one of them is equal to 40 of your Shahada because you found a helper towards the truth which is also a wrestler himself, but they will find no helper towards the truth because
there are so the result is ended. They will not have a wrestle with them. They will be surrounded by tyrant rulers in every place. They will be in the surroundings of basil map this encodes the nosara of Allah, the help of Allah will come to them and they will have the honor of it on their hands. And then he said Salallahu salam, O Allah, give them nosara make them my close friends in Japan. He said Oh Allah, give them Nusrah help them and make them my close friends in Japan. One is for us to ask for the company as well as our seller. The other one is sold as a restaurant asked for the company of some people, and they were these people who will come after him and who will revive the GitHub of
Allah and the Sunnah for Soros or Salam and they will teach the Kitab of Allah and they will teach the Sunnah of Rosaura
selam according to abide by word and by date and this edition is in Muslim Imam Ahmed
my brother just does stick to the Sunnah, sticks to the Sunnah and reject every innovation, every innovation and reject all with that, right? In that only there is higher for us.
The Deen of Islam came complete in every respect. Also Rasul Salam did not do any cannot he did not do any shortcutting with the deed, he brought the deed the complete deed and he presented it to us in the most beautiful fashion and that is what Allah subhanaw taala blessed us with let us not destroy it, it does not spoil it let us not
that's not corrupted. Let us not you know adulterated by introducing into it customs and practices and our own desires and whatnot which are the which become be that and will become all kinds of innovations. Let us not do that because if we do that then we will have to answer to Allah subhanaw taala for corrupting is the stick to the Sunnah because that is high.
And remember that you asked for this sooner in Salah II when you asked Allah was
in Salah in every record in a Serato Mr. K is in a Serato must have a Serato booster he was the son now Mohammed Salah Holly was what is the sera? sera Paladin and I'm Dolly who is the best of them who Allah subhanho wa Taala reward is my mother also my sunlight is Allah. So the sirata Mr. Green is the way of sort of like, Salah, Salah, which is the sun. So how can we then reject what we asked for think about it? We ask Allah subhanaw taala for the Sunnah. And then when it when we and when Allah has given us the sooner we leave the Sunnah and we go somewhere else,
we leave the way of Amazon salah and we follow the way of somebody or someone else. Now how bad is that? Think about that, how?
What a big mistake and how completely illogical and dumb and stupid that would be for us to do that. So, let us make our and change our ways, lest we are held among those who said one thing and did something else and that is the the the definition of people who angered Allah. To the extent that the one who is affordable Rahim refused to for him.
He even if and also those are the seller made to offer them 70 times and this was
the angered a lot to such an extent that Allah subhanaw taala who forgives everything that refuse to forgive, not only did he refuse to forgive them, he declared that and he said to Allah, even if you ask for forgiveness for them 70 times Allah will not forgive. May Allah protect us from following their path. We come to the last Ayat of the Surah Surah Fatiha where Allah subhanaw taala as I mentioned further clarified what is rather mister him where he serves rather Latina and I'm daddy arrived in Malibu Valley mala Baldy reflect on this door for guidance effectively think about that the DA for guidance is effectively over with the syrup it was okay. Because I lost Rhonda is clearly
told us to ask Allah guide us to the path of righteousness the path of steadfastness
sirata levina and I'm telling you a very mobile very one of gaulding is really further clarifying and the two reading what we asked for which is
what it is and what it is not. So,
think about that the laws around that as mentioned that other must have him and here is saying telling us what is it
and what it is not. I remind myself when you that
door itself of a dentist or other Mr. Team think about this and say that
think about this and reflect on this that path of steadfastness right i mean the sirata muster theme is this era of Mr. calm. Now it is it is
translated differently as some people said or a path of righteousness, but of you know straight path and so on. All of which are
not exact translation. these are these are inferences. But the actual translation is the path of steadfastness.
Now what do we understand my steadfastness, steadfastness is, is to stay in the correct position to stay on the correct path, despite difficulties, right? There's no steadfastness. There's no need for steadfastness. If everything is going your way, like everything is happening the way I want it to happen. And I say I'm being steadfast, what steadfast about that? I mean, you know, things are going the way you want. There's nothing to be steadfast about, but step to be steadfast is to stick to the right thing, even in the presence of adversity.
For example, Russell Russell Russell, who said,
he told us that Reba
you know, is he told us it is haram, Allah told us it is haram. So to be steadfast is not to do we were
not to back by not to,
Bad dog anybody, despite whatever is happening around you, right to move away from that to, to warn people, not to say that, this is this is steadfastness. if you for example, if somebody is, is cursing you, is behaving badly with you, to, to remain
with equanimity. Not to give in to that, not to retaliate, not to curse him back. This is steadfastness.
To stick to your prayers to ensure that you pray on time,
even when there may be difficulties for you is steadfastness.
Fasting is steadfastness and steadfastness is the ability to stick in the stick to the thing in the presence of difficulties. Now why would you ask for steadfastness because steadfast is build strength, strength is built by working against resistance, not by going with the flow, there is no strength thing doesn't get built by that strength gets built, when you work against resistance, that is the whole principle of weightlifting, for example, you will lift weights because it's against resistance. And when you do that, it builds your muscles, it builds strength in them in the muscles.
So, Allah is as is guided us to ask for steadfastness, because it makes us stronger. steadfastness makes us makes our emails stronger, because we are working against resistance.
Right. And also because in,
in the scheme of things, when we do something,
right, when we do something correctly, then we will get the world is such that we will get a push back.
Nobody gets a push back. If they are doing just think about the thing or society. If somebody wants to start, you know, within quotes, a fun place right now, including including all kinds of art maybe in it, you might have, for example here in in Springfield, MGM, started by a big gambling casino and of course, all that happens because, you know,
ask yourself, why is it that the people of Springfield did not rise up in protest?
Why is it that they did not file suits in court, they did not petition the government and the and the city to say, we cannot allow this gambling den to come into our city, because of the corruption that it will spread. And we are seriously afraid for our children for our for their future, how come? How come none of this happened?
Even the Muslims did not do that, who did it? Nobody did it.
But you know, and I know what happens the moment somebody says we want to build a machine.
This is the nature of things this is the nature of society. That is why on the one hand, we what we fight against righteousness, we fight against goodness divide against anybody who says, Let us create a world a world which is free of free from war which is free from hatred. Let us create a word world which is healthy, which is good, we fight against them.
And then we wonder and we ask why is this world so bad? Why is there no kindness? Why is there no? No justice?
How will they be you you get what you pay for?
If you were to fight goodness, then you will get only evil. Now the reason I'm saying this is because
if you are on the path of righteousness, the single most reliable sign of that is that you
will get pushback, you will get resistance, people will be against you.
And that is why you need steadfastness. Because if you say something, and if people resist that, and you give up, then goodness will not spread. If you want goodness to spread, then you have to stick to that no matter what people are saying, even if you are the only person doing it, you have to stick to that. I remember a very beautiful story I heard. I was in a conference in San Francisco. No in LA in Los Angeles, more than 2020 plus years, probably almost 25 years ago. And I heard about this. Java.
which came from the sun had, which is the border of Pakistan. And on one side to this Jamaat had come to America,
I thought was a very strange that they didn't speak and didn't speak English. But of course, we speak their language to speak to them. Now, this is a math game. And they were talking about I said, Where are you from us, it was some sanitizer, play some some name of some town. And so I said is the work of the bookstore, web strong. And we have lots of divots, so many divots throughout every year, and so on. So is it a big city that you are because of this, this motor activity is an honor just in a small, almost almost a village, it's a small place, but there's a lot of activity. And then somebody says this happened talking about is to commit to the ability to be steadfast.
Then it all started with one person
does this but this person he went out with all the people took him he went in.
And when he came back, he did what complete we will always do, which is usually after among groups, as
soon as allies over, he stood up, and he announced and he said that.
So not only about humanity, I think about who he looked as Iraqis after so now, there will be a talk on humanity. So please stay. And people did what people always do, which is even the ones who were poor praise anonymous, they left and went away.
So the module is empty.
the differentiate was what disbanded. Now, I think I'm sure all of you know that in India voice and so on.
these caps, not like this one, they usually
made of grass of weaving, woven grass, or maybe some, you know, cheap kind of cloth. And these are kept, these are sort of public
public benefit. So they are kept in a basket, because it is considered to be very bad to play with your head uncovered. So the gaps are there. So if you if you come to the mercy, then you don't have your own gap, then you can pick up one of those gaps and wear it for the summer.
So what this man did was, he went to that basket, he picked out 1015 of those gaps. He arranged them in front of him
on the floor, in a semicircle, and he stood up and he delivered his hotbar he delivered his band to those gaps, that he spoke those gaps. And after he finished his talk, he collected them put them back and then he stood before Allah subhanaw taala and he prayed and he wept and he went and he worked and he made da and he said all Merci, my upstate, I want to talk about your grody and your greatness and your goodness. And I want to tell people about you, but nobody is willing to listen to me so I am doing what I can do.
Now they said that this van did this week after week after week.
Every week, he would stand up he would announce that there will be a talk of humanity again after the Salah, please wait, please stay, nobody would stay people would leave and go away. And this man would go that he would pick up those gaps he would arrange those gaps and he would make this talk he would talk to those gaps.
Now the people that that you know, the way our massages are, you know we don't have big walls and windows and so on so people can see what he's doing. People said you know people wash this thing and a week after week after week this man is doing this. And then slowly a dog started in the village.
It's the people said to each other I said why are we treating our own brother like this? He's our brother. He's one of us. All the man wants to do is to talk about Allah we are we go to the masses we pray to Allah subhanaw taala he wants to talk about the greatness of Allah Subhana Terra, why are we so bad that we can't assume that just out of courtesy for the man maybe we just
Sit there, listen to him and then we go home, right? Why are we treating him like this, that he has to talk to caps, how bad and evil is this, this talk started by itself, nothing other than Allah subhanaw taala put it in that. So, people, so, people said to each other Look, this is bad, we should not do this.
So, they said that gradually after that, some people's
waited and they listen to him and some more people or some more people and they said this is the result hamdulillah we have Java's going out from this town from this village, all over the world, all because of one man who refused to give up. He was steadfast he stood there, he said what had to be said he refused to give up he said I will not leave I will speak to the gaps if I have to speak to the government I will speak and I if I have to do this work I will lose.
This is the meaning of steadfastness and this is what we asked for is in a certain way or the guide as to the path of steadfastness. And what is that steadfast is that said fasteners is a part of also lies.
What about is in the next was inshallah was Allah Allah Allah Allah will carry Murali he will say we will remain but I'm going to go How do I mean? Well, Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh