Wisdom of Luqman #22
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Hello hamdulillah alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah shadowfell, MBA with mousseline mohammadu Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira.
from Morocco, my dear brothers and sisters,
we are on the story of love Monalisa lamb
and on his on the story of his wisdom which Allah subhanho danijela didn't
consider it fit for us to be informed about the beautiful advice there look Monalisa lamb give to a son
and advise which comes to us
across the centuries,
and is as valid today as it was on the day that it was given.
My brothers and sisters
the advice that Sam gave to his son was
to be grateful to Allah subhanaw taala
to never commit shirk
the advice of our head towards you only Allah, Ronald Allah Jalla Delgado without any partners because Allah has no partners.
And to demonstrate this Eman to demonstrate this proof
of faith by worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala by establishing a Salah
remind you and myself that Salah is the proof of our Eman Salah is a gift of Allah. Salah is the honor that Allah subhana wa tada has done to the believer.
Salah is our connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala della della Salah is the proof and the evidence that we are the almighty that we are the followers of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because we got the Salah through Mohammed salatu salam, we do it the way Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did it because he said to us, son, Luke, Amara, Tony who said, he said pray as you have seen me pray.
Salah is the only Command of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which was not given
on this earth and it was not given through another agency or another individual or another entity.
It is the only command which was given to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam directly by Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that suited His Majesty and grace, when sola sola Salaam was invited on this beautiful journey of israa, while marriage, Elisa while marriage, and when does realize a lot of use seldom
beyond sudra talvolta.
Beyond the seventh heaven, where he was with Islam, in a state that is Rob knows, and he knew
and we do not
contemplate about that we do not guess about that. We do not
express opinions about that. We don't say it did that means this and this means that because to speak with ignorance to speak without knowledge about Allah subhanho wa Taala is the worst of sins, and we do not speak without knowledge.
All we say is what we have been told by aerosolized Our solemn which is
the details of the journey of ultra well mirage. And he said that when he was with his Robin, this place, this was the gift that was given to him. And the gift that was given to him was that Allah subhanaw taala told him that you are free to come into my presence, as many times as you want 50 times in a day,
given 24 hours doing a little bit of
that roughly translates to a little more than once every 30 minutes.
And we know the whole story of how to
return from there on the way he met. Musa alayhis salam and Musa Salam advised him to have this number reduced, because he said that your followers will not be able to do it
and the multiple times
rasulillah salam returned to Allah subhanho wa Taala imagine the situation of a solar cell. Here is this absolutely fabulous the best gift that can be given is the gift that the rub rub will Allah mean our rub
Allah subhanho wa Taala
is saying to us come into my presence as many times as you want even up to 50 times in a day
what better thing What better gift What better present? What greater honor can there be? And that is the reason why how painful it must have been to the one who would have loved to do it. He did it anyway he would have loved to do it for him. This was the best gift but how painful it must have been for him to go back and say Allah This is too much Please take it back. Please reduce it. Reduce What? reduce hardship or reduced grace reduce pain or reduced pleasure
what was Salah to the solar cell and was it pain? Was it hard work? Was it a burden? Oh my god, I'm gonna do this thing.
Or was it
was it give me relief? Bill?
give me peace. Yeah, Bella, give me pleasure. Yeah, Bill by calling me. So I can stand before Myra?
Why would anyone go back and see, reduce the amount of pleasure reduce the amount of your gift.
But as soon as a wrestler did it because he knew and musalla salam advised him.
He said that your own mathies your people, which includes people like me and you, definitely me
are not like you.
They are people who are going to consider Salah not to be an honor not to be pleasure not to be relieved but to be a difficulty to be a burden.
So no matter how painful it must have been for us, Odessa Salaam rasulillah salam kept going back to Allah subhana wa. And see the mercy of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah subhanaw taala wants to see his Navy. He wants to he doesn't want to let his levy go away. So when Allah subhanaw taala, Allah subhanaw taala could have reduced that 50 to five in one time, right?
He didn't do that. He kept reducing it five at a time. And Allah knows everything. Allah knows this is going to happen. When Allah gave 50 knew that this 50 is not going to be taken.
When he gave 50 knew that only five is going to be taken.
When he gave 50 knew what rasulillah salam was going to do it was going down and meeting Musa Salam Allah know what Musa is going to advise him a lot rather than a new one who Salah would come back with. But yet Allah subhanho wa Taala kept reducing that five at a time.
So that is that we can come and ask him again and again and again. This shows us also how Allah subhanaw taala loves those who are humble,
those who are seekers, those who are silent, those who beg him those who
go to him with their needs. And say that Allah only you can give this only you can use this yeah like in yada
yada relieve us from this korona
3d the whole world from this current
era we have learned the lessons yeah Allah we may Allah
Allah relieve us from this. Allah in my city of Hyderabad they are suffering with this rain yada
yada realism of this rain
Hello, er have read your rain that the rain that comes from you be a blessing.
Let it be a reflection of your Rama Yella, we know all the flooding and so on and so forth is really our work and this is what we have done to ourselves. Not only is it the result of our sins, but it's also a result of the way that we have treated the the city the the the environment, how we have encroached on Lake beds, how we have indulged illegal activities. We knew it was illegal to build a house in that place, but we did it.
Allah We beg your forgiveness. We asked you to forgive us
and to relieve the suffering
of others sisters go and beg Allah. ask Allah because only Allah can give. He aka nabooda gonna say
so Allah likes to see his levy coming to him again.
Again no no does not refuse is that he keeps giving him and keeps giving him and keeps giving I love that like would have given him one time.
But instead of like 10 times
he gave him 10 times by reducing the number, the number of the Salawat but Allah is Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala who will molekule Hakuna Allah in the water cooler she'll Karim.
The King does not take back what he has given.
So he reduced the number
which itself was a way of giving more because every time his name is asking him is giving him more and giving him more giving him more by reducing the number giving him more by reducing the number giving him more by reducing the number and then he does not reduce the reward and he says let them pray five times that I will and they will get the reward of praying 50 times
because what I have given 50 times is 50 times don't take it back. I do not take it back.
So what happened now, the five got multiplied by 10.
So that five is not small, that five is now 10 times as powerful.
The Gift has not been reduced.
The Gift has actually been enhanced.
See the beauty of the giving of my Rob jealous.
See the power of law. See the power of humility of humbleness, see the power of going back to Allah subhanho wa Taala rule of law again and again.
My brothers and sisters,
ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah would be pleased with you never to be displeased.
Seek the mercy of Allah
seek the forgiveness of Allah.
And the way to do that is through Salah.
is true the way that Allah subhanaw taala taught us
that remember the Salah is of several kinds or can be of several kinds. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from a Salah, which does not do us any good.
Because obviously, it is the quality of the thing that matters.
A car is a car is a car.
But not every car
will do what a car is supposed to do. Only a car which is functioning perfectly will take you from place to place and safety
and smoothly and conveniently.
But a car that has been neglected a car that has been abused a car that has not been maintained.
This cannot do anything for you.
It's still not God. It doesn't turn into something else. But it can't move.
It just sits there.
And so also Salah Salazar,
no matter how good or bad it is. But if we want this Allah to be effective,
then we need to improve its quality.
It's only logical and sensible and intelligent.
That Alhamdulillah Allah subhana wa Taala blessed us with this great gift of Salah.
It is only intelligent that we use it and that we use it correctly.
And that will improve its quality where it gets to the wind, as it was with resources and with the Zawahiri macmaine who when they asked their Rob gela gelato for something Allah subhanaw taala never refused.
I'll always give them remember my brothers and sisters, the Salah is the same. Our rub is the same geladeira Lu, the matter of the Salah is the same as it came from us all right.
What has changed is we
what has changed is our selves, our methodology, how we pray, the quality of our salah
and that is why we need to work on it.
So as I was saying Salah can be of several kinds May Allah protect us from this kind of Salah about which Allah subhanho wa Taala said for a lil Mussolini and Latina woman Salatu himself, Allah Dena Homura
in sort of the mount
in Surah, Allah
Allah subhanaw taala said so woe to those
people who pray
and by this
the inference is towards the munafo
But obviously, irrespective of the as Baba doesn't have an idea, the meaning of the AI applies until the end of time to anyone who fits into the description of people mentioned in that AI.
So another word to those who pray,
who would delay their Salah from the stated fixed times and who do good deeds only to be seen by people.
So there are two
within quotes, negative qualities of people who pray remember,
Allah is not saying for a Lulu caffeine inviolable mushy no
Allah is not saying whoa whoa to the to the deniers war to the to the to the people who make sure allies say no war to those who pray.
Now you might say well, you know I'm praying isn't that good enough?
No, it's not good enough. Because it is the quality of prayer which makes it good or bed It is not just the action itself.
Because if this quality of bread as I mentioned, do the example of the car starting Is it enough to say oh I have a car? No, what kind of car does it run?
This is an old jalopy which is falling apart.
So the question is this, what is the quality and Alice Martha mentioned two things two negative things in the in the in the way that the Mona Mona needs to pray? And we need to look into ourselves and say, Does my salah and does my attitude towards Salah does it fit into this description
and what are the description?
I live in Oman salatu salam the delay their Salah.
I think about that what is so big what's the big problem about delaying the Salah
after all, you might say well I'm not refusing to pray I'm not saying I will not pray I'm not saying Salah is not forced on me I refuse to pray No, I will pray
but I'm busy I mean I'm watching this game, critical moment of the game or I'm doing this business deal or I have my shop open. And let's not talk about what you're selling in that shop.
Even if you are selling on Amazon and and the quality the must haves
and we know that in our shop we are not selling zum zum and Musashi are selling the opposite of Amazon Moosa.
So, this is a busy time a lot of people come into the shop
whatever be the reason
when we do a Salah
there is only one over arching reason and that reason is that me and my
at that time, I consider it more important than going into the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala Jelena
the Muslim says hey Allah Salah, hello fella come to the Salah come to success and we sit on Hold on.
I don't need success.
Let success be delayed.
Think about it. This is this is what you are actually saying. When you are not answering the call of prayer at the time it is called and by call I don't necessarily mean that you have to hear the sound on some loudspeaker know when the time of Salah comes imagine that there is a motion in the sky was calling this out and saying now it is time for salatu
wa salam ala come to Salah come to success.
And those of you who are saying oh my goodness clothes he didn't say come to the masjid.
He said come to Zara come to the Come come to success.
So if the budget is closed for some reason beyond your control, in this case, it is this Coronavirus, mela relievers from it.
That's it doesn't stop us from praying.
Nothing can stop us from pray. Allah subhanaw taala made this entire Earth a place for Salah a place for prayer.
There's no excuse.
There is no excuse. And think about is why would you want an excuse? Only a monastic wants an excuse because, excuse me, you want an excuse because you want to escape from something which is basically unpleasant.
I mean I love Calvin comics and I'm sure many of you do.
So Calvin hates school so he's always looking for excuses to escape from school.
If Calvin loved school he would have gone to school he wouldn't have look for excuses. So when I'm looking for excuses from Salah What does it say about my attitude towards the right because I really don't want to pray
that is what I'm supposed to be a Muslim born in a Muslim family I've got a Muslim name I mean you know getting out of Islam saying sorry I'm not a Muslim I know I have left is lied on, say all these things. So while I'm here, I'm going to pray take some time.
Give me a break. I mean, just now I'm doing this wonderful thing I enjoying this game or whatever the moment I'm not seeing anything.
Many of us live Salah also because we are engaged in things which are not.
So I'm doing all these I don't want to leave this and go for Salah. So
I did it for a little masala Allah saying woe to them who delay Salah because delaying of Salah is an indicator of arrogance. It means that you are arrogant. You think that you are more important, your engagement is more important. Your work is more important. Your game is more important. Your entertainment is more important, your friends or whoever is collected around you, whatever you might be doing is more important than standing before and last I know that this is what you were saying.
And I'm not saying to vote
if this is who you are, I don't need you. Probably Lulu Mussolini alladhina hohman Sala team so I love you now you're on
and we'll pray and we'll do good deeds in order to show off
you know my view on you know doing good work, whether it is thou whether it is charity, whatnot and instantly posting pictures of that on Facebook and whatnot.
So I won't repeat that here.
Listen, I mean, you know we are weak enough as it is right?
What we do is small enough as it is
really speaking what we do is not worth mentioning.
Because if we compare what we do in the name of good deeds, I'm not even going to the to the level of Salah the Sahaba I'm saying even much less than that. If we compare our good deeds, with any of our seller for Sally May Allah bless them all May Allah forgive them May Allah fill their hole with no
we are not even in the reckoning we are not even in the ballpark. We are not even you know anywhere we don't be silly don't come
You want the whole world to know this?
What happens your class?
What happens to your class
and believe me, I know all of those excuses or you see we are doing this to encourage others. We are doing this so others will be pleased.
Others will be encouraged don't worry about that. If Allah wants people to know Allah subhanho wa Taala will have he has his ways of informing
don't destroy your own akhira don't destroy your own NEA don't destroy your own class
by getting focused on you know, taking pictures and posting them on Facebook and Instagram or whatever and looking for seeing how many
likes did I get and how many thumbs up signs I get and whatnot.
Do the work.
do good work. Do
the work of deed, do things to please Allah subhanho wa Taala only to please Allah subhanho wa Taala
with the flashiness
with sincerity of intention
don't fall into this trap of doing something and then you know the shaitaan tells you oh but you see because of you Allah you know so many people are being encouraged no no please
let them be encouraged by the
ministers It is very very important for us to protect our class
don't show off. Don't delay Salah.
Because what is the good of this? masala Salaam said there are some people who Salah does not go beyond the head
My Salah does not
Whoa above my head.
In another place he said that some people who Salah is taken like a piece of dirty cloth and thrown back at them in their faces.
Allah, Allah does not need our Salah
Rosaura Sallam said when he went in Mirage he said I heard a noise which was as like a sound which is like a fat man sits on a chair the chair creaks with the weight of that.
Say I heard this kind of a sound and when I asked what sound it is, they said, this is the sound of the sky,
which is creaking with the weight of the angels, the Malaika
who are worshipping Allah subhanho
wa sallam said that in one at one level, he saw
zillions and zillions of Malacca only in a state of Rico.
Just one position
in another place, all of them individually inside
by the mom or
the house of Allah Subhana Allah in the sky, which is above the Kaaba Rasulullah Salim said and given Islam said
that the Malaika who come and make tau alpha beta gamma mod.
He said that particular angel comes there only once in its entire lifetime.
So every half of the battle Mahmoud is done by a new age
measuring the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Allah opened the doors for us we can go and do over and halogen you know, make the off of the Kaaba as many times as you want.
Don't worry about the fact that right now it is restricted is restricted for health reasons inshallah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to remove these restrictions and to make it safe for all of us to go back again for Hajj and Umrah and so on in the numbers that we used to do and more.
there is no restriction theologically speaking from the perspective of religious
hedges forest only once but you can make it as many times as you want. Amara is not even far Gomorrah is nothing but we can make as many as you want unless your hunter forgives your sins. And you can make as many copies as you want. Allah has not restricted that for us. Allah has given us this
five is only the first element.
how many times can I pray as much as I want?
50 times 500 times 5000 times 5 million times as many times as I want. I can pray I can stand in Salah I can make such that.
I can make Roco
I get asked Myra Jalla Allahu
Allah sister Salah like anything else needs practice, and correct practice to become perfect.
I'm sure all of you have heard this proverb in English called practice makes perfect. I say no, that is wrong. Practice does not make perfect, correct practice makes perfect. Because practice only makes permanent.
Practice makes permanent practice doesn't make perfect, correct practice makes perfect, thoughtful, correct practice makes makes perfect.
So let us practice Salah thoughtfully and correctly.
So let us go to people who know
and there are plenty of people.
Let us refer and today thanks to YouTube and the internet, we've got, you know, any number of hamdulillah teachers, good teachers
who can teach us the correct way of doing Salah, the Salah processes Allah. And again, don't get caught up in the differences in the mud hubs mother have different vibe Chava Hanafi, humble Maliki and so on, in terms of how many times you should raise your hand
on and whether you wish to move your finger in the Shahada and not Don't, don't get caught in all these things.
And prayed in different ways.
He raised his hand only once for time period harima according to Abdullah nimasa, the Allahu anhu
and he raised his hand every time he said Allahu Akbar,
which means that we did the harima. Then before Roku, then when he got up from Roku, and then when he got up in the third rocket out of four when he got up from Roku, he raised his hand. This is from the Hadith narrated by ma Abbas Abdullah bin abasto delana. Both of them Alhamdulillah are good Robbie's these
Both of these are salvia Hadees Alhamdulillah Imam Imam, Abu hanifa de la la took the narration of universe order the Allahu so they will be fine our hanafy brothers and sisters, they will raise their hand only once. Annie mama Shafi my myleague my mama took the narration of India bus or delanco. So we find the Shafi and and Maliki and how many brothers there is their hands. Every time they say Allahu Akbar Alhamdulillah there is an Imam, Abu hanifa hamdulillah took that deal is because as soon as the restaurant said whatever in the muscle says from me take it. So even the massage Delano is considered to be among the best or the or the best or the most authentic of the
people who generated this Alhamdulillah
the other ima took the heydays of Ebner basil Delano,
spent the longest time with rasulillah salam in his company where even Mr. tsuda delana, who was there initially and then he later on, he sent him away for something for some other work to a to a to some other place and therefore he was not witness to that. So they said that because basil Delano spend the maximum time therefore his narration they took as being more correct, Allah Allah Allah knows best. The fact remains that Rosaura salon did pray in these two different ways. My submission do is there is no need for you to argue about this. There is no need for you to say this is right and that is wrong. Do whatever you follow whichever method you are following, but pray and pray on
Perfect your prayer.
Right? In this book,
outliers, Malcolm Gladwell he talks about the issue of expertise and he's he has what is called what he calls the 10,000 hour rule where he says that to become perfect or expert at something we must be sure I've done it 10,000 times and not talking about just doing 10,000 times mindlessly you know mechanically without thinking it is 10,000 times of thoughtful practice.
Let us do that start counting from now today.
I know those of us who have the law those of you who are prayed continuously and were prayed you know from the time prayer became foregone you which is from the time you attained puberty inshallah you have already prayed 10,000 times. But if your prayer is not perfect,
then that 10,000 times is wasted. So start from now
and say I want to make my prayer perfect.
the measure we have the criterion we have to see whether the prayer is perfect or not is what is the prayer.
You know, and I know that our prayer will never get there doesn't matter. This is the beauty of having great standards of having a very high frame of reference, which is that it enables us to strive to reach that all our lives Alhamdulillah so the chances of becoming complacent the chances of losing motivation are not there.
This is a beautiful thing.
So let us practice. Now practice won't happen in your first Salah. Remember this. So for practice, we need to pray at non four times.
In the verse Allah, either you're leading Salah or you're praying behind any man or even if you're praying on your own. You know you are you're restricted because somebody else is needing Salah. So you are praying you must go into Rico and he goes into coup. If you are praying you can't just say well you know my ruku is not perfect. I'm going to stay here until it becomes perfect now. Do you have your responsibility?
And even if you are praying alone,
still there is a time
so make badges for yourself.
No, no disturbance in the night.
standing there with Allah subhanaw taala connect with Allah subhanho wa Taala read Quran what you know from memory Alhamdulillah what you don't know from where you can read you can you can look at the most half and read when you are praying the head you don't do that when you are praying turabi behind any mom that invalidates your Salah, don't do that.
But when you're praying on your own
in a novel Salah not in fissara novels, there's nothing
you can look at the Quran and recite no problem.
And as I told you don't get involved and don't get you know into arguments.
the way of doing Salah Alhamdulillah whichever exam you're following,
inshallah you are good. don't invent on your own.
Follow the Imams
and inshallah you will be good.
But practice that Salah.
Learn the meaning of the sutras that you recite.
Right? learn the meaning of, I mean, ideally speaking we should all learn Arabic and Angela May Allah make it easy for us. And so I say Wallah, you taught Arabic to Lawrence of Arabia who, who learnt it in order to create fidra. So please teach me Arabic, because my intention is not to create fitna my intention is to to understand your color. Yeah, make the same love all of you.
May Allah teach us Arabic? It's a difficult language is not an easy language. It's a very tough language.
But what's the problem? You're not you don't have to sit for an exam. nobody's saying you know you. If you don't learn Arabic in six months, you're going to get fired from your job? No, let us spend the rest of our life learning it. It's okay even if you never learn it to a level of perfection, you will still know more than most people, you will still be able to understand the Quran, you will still be able to find more joy and more concentration in your Salah. And inshallah We ask Allah subhanaw taala when we meet him to reward us also for the effort.
And this is the Hadees he said that Allah subhanaw taala, he said is with not with respect to learning Arabic, but with respect to reading for an hour as soon as the one who reads
easily because he knows it and he can read it. Well, Allah will reward him, but the one who has difficulty reading it, but who reads it despite that difficulty, who tries to overcome that difficulty, Allah will give him two rewards. One for making the effort and one for eating.
What more can we ask for my brother sisters?
So don't lose hope. Right? My dear friend, and brother shocked Mr. Mirza, who is also an Arabic teacher in California.
Yesterday, he sent me a message saying that when he started his, he also teaches Arabic. So he's, he teaches Arabic grammar. And he said when we started this Arabic grammar class, they had 100 and something or 200 something people who enrolled. But he said over the years I think he's discussing been going on for for three or four years. He said over the years, most of them have
you know, have dropped out. And now he has only 30 or 40 or some such thing who are left? I think that's pretty good, because usually it's three or four. But anyway, he says that, he asked that he asked the people who dropped out he said, you know, is there anything wrong with my teaching? Are you unhappy with the class? Or what was the problem? They said 100% of them they said no, no, we like your teaching. We like the class. It's just that it became so difficult for us. So we dropped out my submission to my brothers and sisters is don't let that happen to you. Do not let that happen to you. Don't worry about the difficulty Who cares? Let it be dealt with difficult enjoy it. Keep
this thought in your mind to say that my job is rewarding me for this effort. So Alhamdulillah it is difficult, I'm getting older but
there was a problem with that.
Right? And under that it is more difficult. I mean, when I'm learning Arabic my big problem is is vocabulary because I know I the words don't come to me when I want them to count them bread is become old.
Your language you teach me
you teach me
make the effort. Continue to make the effort enjoy the effort. And don't worry about the success Allah is rewarding you that is success your effort is success. Your effort itself is success. Your effort is proof that you are up jelajah who loves you he wants the best for you He wants you to get higher so he put you in this effort instead of being involved in some you know nonsense stuff you are involved in trying to memorize these words you're trying to memorize the grammar and so on and so forth. A Let it be difficult
but let's make the effort.
I remind myself when you we look at only the one at one time kind of Salah inshallah, next class we look at the next one.
Let us let our salon not be like the one about which Allah said for way too little mousseline Allah Xena almanzora teams our own Allah Xena home euro una
let us ensure that our Salah the quality improves and as I said the quality will improve in proportion to how much effort you put behind it.
For Salah lalana bill curry, he was happy to get out what do I mean?
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah.