Wisdom of Luqman #26
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belemnite chautala June Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala film VA mousseline Muhammad Rasul, Allah Allah who it was, it was seldom at the Sleeman kathira, Rama Babu, my dear brothers and sisters, with the light Allah Alhamdulillah we have
we are on the stories of love Monalisa lamb, the wisdom of the peninsula, we ask Allah
please with us, to help us to learn
from his color from the stories that Allah subhanaw taala told us and to understand that these stories are not for entertainment, but these are for us to
understand the Kalam of Allah and for us to learn how to live our lives in a way which is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala in
the last class we were looking at, how do we make our Salah of
inshallah of a kind of quality that will be pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala
and I mentioned to you 10 things that we need to do I mentioned, we talked about five of them in the last class inshallah, we'll look at the rest in this class. Just to do a quick rundown of the list. One is the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala between Salah X number two is to avoid looking at anything which is haram and that also includes listening to anything which is allowed which allows privated because the eyes are the route to the heart and so are the years number three is perfect the heart
will do as well as
it is because we perfect our because we know that purity is a
is a juice is a part of Eman as well as that without purity the value is not accepted. So, therefore, the haisla is extremely important. So, therefore, to make will do properly and number four is to again continuing on with the Hara
to do also properly so, it is important to know and learn the
requirements for Udo and hosel. And to ensure that we fulfill all of them not take any shortcuts, and that we do that with the minimum expenditure of what please understand that that a good widow or a good vessel does not mean that we waste water in our washing
and number five is to prepare for Salah by shutting off all disturbances or everything which potentially can disturb the Salah. So definitely phones and whatever else.
And then to stand with humility before our last round of data and to ask for the protection of Allah subhanaw taala from shaitan.
I one of the things that I suggest is to read Soto NASS, before we actually started the salah and his understanding of Salah that a huge load on us make Dr. Nasir Hannah Tara to grant us
for sure and following the Salah, to grant us concentration in the Salah. And then to pray with that.
with that concentration and with that dedication.
Then number six is to make the Nia because the reward of the deed is based on the intention. Now the intention helps us to become conscious of and to become aware of what we are doing. And therefore it's an important thing to make the intention.
Please understand that making intention is in the heart so you don't have to say I am about to pray or I this is my intention to pray for God of Zahra of zohore Salah you know for the sake of Allah facing the Kaaba, and so on and so forth. Usually teach our children this
in our schools and mothers and so on. But I think we probably forget to tell them that it's not necessary to
to repeat this
To repeat this, you know, loudly, it's quite funny actually. Because
when we teach our children, even the kalama, so we teach them in the visual kalama de la ilaha illAllah. So later on you ask the child, we cannot
recite the caliber, the judges are well calibrated ly lalala as if r1 calamata is part of the caliber. So please understand is that that's just the way of teaching. And this is a problem of, you know, mindlessly memorizing without thinking. And that's the reason why it's important to understand that and to also teach that maybe you are saying this, you're teaching the person how to make the knee as we use in one year as I make but they can Yeah, like this, to say that I am praying so many I'm making an ear for to pray so many of the salasar but that does not mean that you have to receive repeated aloud to speak the Nia is not from the Sunnah of Rasulullah Salah, so the Nia is in the
and then say Allah but the guru Allah with the full awareness of the meaning of what we are saying, meaning that Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest and there is no one who is greater than Allah subhanaw taala
and therefore we worship Allah and we worship only Allah and we do not worship anyone other than Allah subhanho wa Taala
It is called paquita harima because it shuts out the rest of the world from us, when we raise our hands a lot but the rest of the world does not exist. We have thrown the whole world behind our back a law a cover and when we fold our hands then inshallah we are free from the world until we finish our Salah in Shall We ask Allah for this
that was number six number seven is after Sarah recite so to father and remember that number one that's what the Father is the Salah with also the father Salah is not valid.
And also remember the heavies officer Salah when I wish I was upset that Allah Allah responds to this surah i have i So, obviously, you are not going to hear another response, but let us try to keep the Hadees in mind and let us try to
remember and recall that Allah subhanaw taala is responding to my recitation of the of the surah therefore, recite it with that,
number eight is concentrate on the meaning of what is being decided whether you are listening to the Imam, or whether you are the one reciting this, obviously the first to sort of haka, but also reverse to anything else, whatever is being recited when you understand the meaning of what is being said your thoughts will not deviate to other things. And example, I think I gave you the last class once was that you are listening to me now, inshallah, I hope your thoughts are not going here. And we're here there. And the reason is because you understand what I'm saying you are using English as English. And so therefore, you understand what I'm saying. So your thoughts do not wander, and you
will see this is providing me any normal conversation, our thoughts will not wander. But many times when we are listening to a speech, for example, you might find thoughts of wanting here or there because there is no connection there is no interaction there's no you know, between the speaker
and the listener, there is no there's no connection really, you're just listening to the sound, and you might go to sleep,
it sounded monotonous, without any inflection and so on, you might go to sleep. So this is what happens was when we are listening to the Quran, Allah, that when even though we know and we believe that this is the Kalam of Allah, this is the actual speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a las panatela speaking to me specifically, yet I lose concentration I even if I don't go to sleep, at least I you know my My mind goes there and that is something to be
to seek Allah's protection from and to avoid that at at every cost at at any at any cost. And the way of doing that is to know the meaning of what is being decided ideally speaking, know enough Arabic to be able to understand it but even if you do not know that if we haven't got there it was try keep trying to make an effort. But even if you haven't got there then to
read up the meanings before we come into some.
Most people recite you know their favorite sewers so you will find
moms will decide, you know things in order to decide. I'm going to learn the meaning of that. Number nine, try to memorize more and more for our to be able to cite it.
Just so that you can decide correctly and do not recite incorrectly number 10 make all the movements of Salah with calmness as well as we can. Now this is very very important all the movement all the you know the from the type beer to the ruko and the pseudo and to repeat the in the record and to do that as we had the does be after record as be between to schedule all of this do it but communism is called not doing so he called it stealing in Salah. Now in other places that don't make such siesta like a pro drinks water, no sort of tap, no, take your time.
Because we had to get excited at least five times to seven times three is the absolute minimum. And then the the way to recite it correctly is to pronounce the complete as be properly su hanabi regime suhara
to pronounce this and to think about that, and just wanna be you know, the glorious and and pure is the is Myra, Myra, a big ol alizee the greatest and the most elevated, the most modified. So this is the way to do that stay in each position until your body comes to a halt until the birth control or don't just show you know sort of different ruku back into sudo back again No, this is not some kind of game. It's not a dance, it is not yoga, it is not anything. This is Salah, and this is the direct connection to our Creator to our sustainer to our meditator to our protector, a to alcoholic will work well Balak will hacky what was it to the one who we all everything that we have in this life to
and Salah is the way of thanking him. So we take our time it was at with dignity we do that with grace we do that with complete a total calmness as much as we can.
And then make sure number 11 make sure that we decide apart from the for the Quranic recitation we also decide those be hard
to hear to root and do as with concentration, understanding their meaning and with the awareness that our last haruta is listening and that he is the one to grant all that we want.
Number 12 complete the Salah with a sense of loss for having finished and for leaving the terroir the leaving the court during the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala and with the desire to return as soon as we can. It's very important to play in this way. And then complete the must known as car complete the car that almost manager has.
The necessary system after we screen the salon it is completely set up and then after that say a stop for three types obvious I Longmont assawoman Casa Malika dussehra Tamara tality as a delivery car, a stuffer lighter, the lighter the most of them and then decide
item cusi kursi right and then the rest of the other car which is does refer to me and so on and so forth. So learn those. This is the sooner Makkah officer Salah, e f after every four solara solo cylinders to sit and face pity he would do all of your scar and then he would make door and only then would he stand up for
four to pray the sooner so don't immediately as soon as you pray you finish your for Salah immediately stand up and start praying. So no, take your time. There's no hurry, you're not running anywhere. As I told you earlier. Even if you think you are in a hurry, ensure that you do all the even better because whatever you are in a hurry for the one to give you success of that the one to do that thing for you is lost and you are already in his presence. So make sure that you please him because then your work will get done by itself
as a gift to you. If you don't do that, then you are on your own. So don't do that. Make sure that you finish all the QA if you are in a hurry, make even more sure that you finish all your stuff. Not Not, not not shortcut, if you're an IV ordinary Abdullah was doing but even if you are in a hurry, and especially for a hurry, make sure that you sit and complete all of that before you get up and pray. So now
Go Anywhere number 14 then is complete the Salah which is associated with the form that you prayed and then only the if the machine if you go home and pray soon after you completed the Africa after for Salah also you can do that
as a matter of fact to pray the Sona in the houses is well it's better than praying in the masjid because we just said do not make your home into graveyards don't don't make your homes a place where you do not do any Salah because Salah is privated in the graveyard that's a different thing. But just to go and pray or to recite Quran in the in the graveyard is disliked and it is private it's so and obvious and I'm said do not make your houses
into graveyards don't make the house you know let the let the walls of the house let the
furniture furnishing the house let the man like and your house be witness to the fact that you said Quran that used to pray so pray to had you at home praise from the Salah at home but you can't go home and finish it in the mother's womb ensure that you pray the Sunnah wa karasawa after the verse Allah after every for some This is a leaving the sooner deliberately it becomes a major sin Please don't do that. And also doesn't upset the one who prays those masala which is to Sona of Surat vida, for sunnah of Salah before and after. So, that is now eight then in Asana there is no so now amounted to some that is 10 and after a shot was not 12 there is the one who prays these 12 and I
will guarantee him a pathogen so make sure that we complete the so not Salawat number 15 is the last of these my list of things to do in order to make your Salah
you know strong inshallah
is to reflect on one thing, which is that if all of this which I'm telling you if all of this seems to be heading, then reflect on this and ask yourself, how is it that this Salah, which is supposed to give me relief seems to be heading for me. So what does that tell me about my state of human?
Right? That's what I used to say to say to our beloved Allahu give us relief you have
given us raha us relief us you know,
freedom from stress, by Salah, meaning call the other, so we can pray? Now, the point is that something which is supposed to give you ease, if you and I consider that to be heavy? If you if we think it's a burden, then what is it saying about the state of myeloma, the state of human think about it? Hmm.
So ask yourself that. Also ask yourself, you know, people want to quickly pray and one, what kind of a life is this thing you want is just think about this? What kind of a life are you leading? Where you have no peace even in Salah?
Right? I mean, isn't it time to change? I mean, what do you think? Do you think this life is good? Is it is it nice to live like? What, like a wild animal like something which is, which is being pursued and had a stamp, something which is being hunted? Where you have no peace constantly was looking over your shoulder constantly must be in a state of high alert, burning all your energy and everything? Why? Why why live like this? Why would we Why are we doing this to ourselves? But ultramarathoner told us to have trust in Him. To have faith in him.
to rely on him to have Taqwa. And Allah said, live peacefully. I mean, there's no need, there is no need for you to stress yourself out. There's no need for you to work so hard, that you have no time for anything in life. I mean, this is not how life is supposed to be.
I'm not I'm not saying be lazy, no, do productive things, do things which will be beneficial for you do things which Allah subhanaw taala
will like, and will tell us why Allah Jalla reward us for right do do things like this, but there's no need to, to do them or to live in a way where
your whole life is completely stressed out. And this is reflected in the solid there's no time for salah and when we pray we pray in a hurry and we take shortcuts and we leave out is the word that or we recite the Quran incorrectly or whatever. Don't do that. Don't do that yourself. Don't make your own life into a living hell in this world itself.
My brother and sister I remember myself I knew that this was a subset of the Salah.
The first thing that we will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment, it is the differentiation between Mr. And COVID. Leaving it deliberately is to commit COVID
and it renders it renders us out of Islam Illa Mashallah. The Salah is the key to john Mr. Virgin, it is the Mirage woman it is the place where the moment the believer, this meeting is rocked.
The Salah is the means of connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala and it is the way to solve all our problems. The one who goes to the masjid for Salah, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives one sin writes one good deed and raises his status by one level in general. For every step he takes
me like he was toffee to please Him, the Sahaba
in Medina, some of them lived a little bit of a distance from us in a way they deliberately did not move closer to the budget because they said I have watching log. So Allah subhanaw taala will give me more good tips because I'm working a longer distance to get to the master. Today we are living thanks for this COVID we are machines are, you know, figuratively speaking far away.
But remember, it's only the building that is closed, evaluates to Allah is not closed, right? It's only the building which is closed for good reason. And this is nothing wrong with it. But a bother is not rude. So in general, as soon as a massage is open, as soon as this COVID is over, inshallah We ask Allah Subhana Allah to relieve us from this, from COVID from the suffering of COVID. As soon as that is over, ensure that you pray every single Salah in
every single seller. And remember this when you walk, you know, the reason why, you know we are talking about this further, we're talking about these benefits is to produce in our hearts, a desire to do more of these good deeds. So the more I understand the value of what I'm doing, then the chances are that I will do more of that and I will do it more willingly more happily with greater shop and this is the whole purpose of talking about the father of the father of our deeds. So in Salah Are you saying here that the person who watched to the vasila inshallah This applies even if you drive them May Allah give you the same reward for every turn the wheel of your car takes so to
get small cars with him waters of the wheel per kilometer.
So last writer that was awesome said he writes causes to be written one good deed. In your book of accounts, he wipes out one sin and he raises your daraja in general, by one for every step that you take in going to the Muslim, make will do at home because that's part of the there is part of a subset, the one who makes will do at home and then these are the masjid with no intention other than praying so do not went to the masjid to meet your friends. You're not going to hang out with somebody, you're not going to make a business deal or whatever you're doing that in order to pray and worship Allah smart Allah. So
Allah subhanaw taala does this wonderful favor for us?
Unless rattler use Salah as the means of joining the Muslims together, and called worshiping him as the criterion
or the adhesive to build oma to make them what is right that is it in I have the oma to comb Amata wahida wanna rub Rob buku fat widow in salt lumpia on this matter, sir, Truly this your oma your brotherhood, Islam as Muslims is one and I am Europe, therefore worship me alone. Now this is a very important thing to
especially in the world today, where we seem to live in a world where we are divided. And it seems that we increase these divisions on a daily basis. So we are already divided but we want to be even more divine. So we have all kinds of groupings, and we call ourselves by different names. And we deny each other in some cases where the johal and the ignorance is high, even common courtesies. Believe me all of this is prohibited in Islam. All of this is haram in Islam. Every single
is a brother or sister of every single other Muslim and that is where I was right and I said truly, your oma is one Ma and I am your Rob So worshiping Allah, Allah honored us a lot rantala honors greatly. And by saying that I am Europe, so worship me. You don't have to run here and there this is what this is all that you need to know that you all of you together you worship Allah Parramatta and therefore stay together.
Don't divide up into this sector. That's it.
And that's the reason why.
so sudden, he was asked they asked him jasola who is a Muslim? Now he said as an object three things he said anyone who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala in Lai la Jai lava Muhammad Rasul Allah, praise towards the Kaaba towards our Qibla and eats what we shot. So three things that upset anybody who doesn't. So anyone who
believes in Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, who prays towards our Qibla and who eats what we slaughter. Now please understand.
And notice that now Mr. Islam did not add any other conditions.
That today we seem to consider necessary before we are willing to consider another Muslim as our brother or sister.
How deviated and how misguided are we? And my question myself anyways, how much longer you want to stay with these deviations and with these bits of misguidance it has a lot to say to sales.
Therefore, Salah is the action which creates and keeps the oma together as one. The one who doesn't pray with us is not from us. Salah makes us Muslim, and it's and it makes me an almighty hammer also lives on Excel. It makes you and Amati Obama
Center. Our Salah is unique in that it's the only form of worship of any religion, which is constant in the main there is no difference in the main pillars of Salah apart from the minor differences of the different motherhood which are 100 all correct. Where you fold your hands whether you raise your finger
into shovel or not. Or you shake your finger don't shake a finger. Small things that they're not there's nothing major for example, nobody has 10 salaat or go to Salah nobody prays to under and somebody else right we all pray only Thomas mantle
we all be doing five Salawat per day. And this is hamdulillah strong Cora and this is what
used to break. So if you're not praying five times a day you have to ask yourself why not because of our solar system pray five times a day And the fourth is Allah which is the cam which is a Roku which is also do this again is uniform throughout
almost Muslims anyway.
including for example, the internal farm meaning the those we had this Fatiha the recitation of the Quran, there is no one who is praying and you know, instead of reciting Quran they're not reciting some point or something is this is all part of the uniformity part of the Brotherhood part of the collective of Muslims and Islam.
It is because Muslims today do not understand the value of Salah that they neglected and they don't realize that there are problems and fears
are a result of this neglect. Many Muslims who pray do it as if they are discharging a burden. Instead of recognizing it as a huge gift of philosophy
as a benefit to one as a blessing of Allah as the source and means of their power in this world. We don't realize this we treat it like a burden. Oh, this is something I have to do. Let me finish it and then I'm free. How can you free I mean you are a slave of Allah master you are Abdullah.
Abdullah right. You're a sip of Allah. And hamdulillah is so beautiful that we are slaves of Allah subhanaw taala
that's the reason why it sounds strange but many people are anxious to quickly finish salah and and then get out and get it from where in Salah you are directly in the grace of Allah. So when you are when you are hurrying with it when you are taking shortcuts when you are doing that sort of stuff. You're saying that I really don't like to be in the grid.
Allah, I really don't want to be in a place where Allah is blessing me. And I want to get out from you as soon as possible, as soon as possible. I want to get out of here. How ungrateful is that? How ignorant is that? Right? So please let us not just not do this, let's change
but what we'll do is this this whole unseemly haste of leaving the Salah of finishing the salah and leaving the masjid You know, this is a this is a sign of the fact that we are saying I don't want the case of Allah smacked now, I'm sure I'm sure we don't want to be called people who did that. My brother still today we don't seem to realize that Salah is the answer to our problems in this life and a means of deliverance from the punishment of Hamas Baghdad in the next day. Why don't I say the man cassata larae Mela Phyllis COVID widow, he used to say to jab tak nnamani portugais jeptha care to me is back a Akina who came to my is do nearly Messiah alcohol is
used to say the meaning of ages. He said you will never pray until you realize that the solution to your problems of this life is in the Salah.
I again think about this I mean a lot rather I mentioned this guy will live in ominous tie you know be somebody was unless at all you believe take the hell of summer which is maximum effort doing everything in our power and having and being patient and being having fortitude and not getting discouraged and not getting sad and not getting and not having any despair was salah and Salah standing before last marital crying before was making daughter last
summer inshallah This is the combination, someone's make the effort and then ask Allah
and that's why it's very, very important for us to
understand is that all the root of our problems, whatever the problem might be, whatever the problem my problem might be, whether it's in your own personal self as in health and so on whether it's in the environment with country, politics, whatever the solution to those problems is.
If you pay attention to our Sarah and if you work to improve the quality of the Salah, then it will become the means of eradicating all fear all anxiety and all worry from our lives and become an it will become the means of invoking help almost
as an outline is to say he said that if you find difficulties in your life,
if you find your provision is getting constrained, if you find your become poor or if you find that you are having disease you find you're having some problems legal problems is that somebody to do whatever he said that if you find that you are having problems in your life, look at yourself. Look at yourself see and look at the at the
quality of Salah. He said the reason you are having problems in the in your life is because something is wrong with the quality of your Salah. If your Salah was good, your life would be good. You would not have you would not have problems. So if you have if you're having problems, repair your Salah and inshallah your problems will disappear
my brother and sisters
the and that's the reason why Salah is so important because if a person is denied select for person deny Salah either by word or by deed or both. So meaning either the person just doesn't pray or the persons says I don't need to pray prayers not for me whichever the case might be.
That is why it is so serious and that is why also Russell Assam said
he said that I'll be buying an hour by no masala for one out of the Hot Pocket Guevara. He said between them and us the the cover the dividing line the boundary between them and as their meaning people who are not Muslim. He said between them and us is Salah is the prayer. And the one who denies the prayer who leaves the prayer has left Islam for kotkapura this person has committed COVID the Sahaba. Earlier in May, as you know they had also differences of opinion about many things. But this thing about salah and the fact that the one who deliberately leave Sarah has left Islam, the Sahaba were totally agreed upon on that particular thing they there was no difference of opinion
In the Saba about this issue, that if somebody deliberately leaves Salah
this person has exited Islam We ask Allah to keep us from
this great calamity and to ensure that we pray on time, every time. Well, this is the purpose of Salah is to inculcate this basic realization, that we worship a living God, we worship Allah Subhana hell alhaj Europa you, who sees and hears and is aware of all that we say and do, where whether it is visible
to people or not, it is to remind us five times a day, that Allah subhanaw taala is aware of our intentions, our speech, our actions, and so on. And that to him is our return.
It is to remind us, that the only one we need to fear and obey is Allah Subhana.
Only he will question us, and only to him we answer. The Salah is the way that Allah, Allah prefers to be worshipped, he taught it to his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and from him, we learned how to do it. And when he said pray, as you see me pray, is also establishes the importance of the messenger sallallahu Sallam in Islam, and the importance of obeying Him,
Salah Salah in all that we do, if we must obey Him in the most Cardinal and critical of rules, which is worship, then how can anyone deny obeying Him in lesser matters of this world you like? Those who deny the Sona must reflect on this, the same is true of Hajj and other vital Islam, and those that ordered them ordered us to to establish those fry, and then he's jello, taught Rasulullah XSL how to implement how to do that and Asana taught us how to implement that particular order. So Allah, Allah told us to make Hajj and the murase cowhide the principles of the structure of the rules right, who taught us socialism products and the same thing applies to all the different above that all the
different forms of worship, whether it is a car unless mantella prescribes a cap on what does it apply, how much and so on are sources have told us and not prescribed Salah How is it to be done? Five salons are not the same? each one is different, what is that difference? This sort of taught us
because I got a lot a lot promised on what is the god level and what is level four is that God was not all of this. And those rattler, Gordon Sullivan, he taught us so also we saw with fasting, Allah prescribed fasting and then the Surah Surah sort of taught told us and showed us how to begin outwear and all of that plus what to do if we make mistakes what to do if I leave out something in Salam forgetful I add something a day or something, what must I do in the course of my fast if I do something which breaks the first was what Mr. What is edible not edible? What should we eat or not eat all of this, the detail of the account the detail of the orders must return a gift which Nabi
sallallahu Sallam Allah did not reveal them in the corner. That is the reason why I said there are two forms of revelation that have come one is the color of Allah for and the other one is my son. So therefore it is very very important for us to learn the sooner to learn the Sierra to study the Sierra and to follow the sun off Rasul Allah He survived Salah that is extremely important for us to do that. So those who deny the tsunami Allah tala protect them from themselves and protect us from there. They are actually denying Rasul Allah, his son My Salah, and you of course know what that means. If somebody denies the progress on salah and the person has denied Islam the person has
denied. Now Allah subhanaw taala
my brother sisters
there are many hobbies. Let me just read a couple of them for you, Jerry when Abdullah Al buzzelli of the alarm, he reports that also Sarah Sam said between a person and disbelief is discarding Salah the Saudis in
the Muslim intermediate in vida nimisha salam said, as reported by jury when Abdullah Al Virginie radi Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, between a person and disbelief and Cofer
discarding of Salah Abu vida Allah salami reported that Hassan said the pact between us and them is Salah whoever abandons it is a disbeliever and this is in Amma without and therapy and Messiah evening Raja. I want to close with this inshallah, we will look at
the issue of salah and all of that inshallah, in the next class was Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Karim, Allah Allah. He was happy to go