Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
Series: Mohammad Elshinawy - Why We Pray
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa salatu wa salam O Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah.
Allah Allah He was offered to him in a Chateau La ilaha illallah wa Alessia Cara
Hamada, Navajo whenever you
God Mohammed in Salalah alayhi wa sallam, or Sharon
colavita Shambala Coronavirus et now, begin the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Restore of mercy.
Old praise and glory belongs to Allah in the manner that he deserves. And may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him and his messenger in his sleep, and his family and his companions and all those loyal to him after
we testify that no one is worthy of our worship, with the law alone without any partners. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed His Prophet and his servant, that his messenger. And the truth is that words are the words of Allah, the great glorious. And the best of that is the student and the example of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the most dangerous of manners with the newly added matters into this religion. For everything you add to this perfectly complete way of life is a leading district
away from the street path that only leads to the fire. We continue in Sharla, as with our discussion, we began a few months back on why we pray, right or solid revisited. To try to remind ourselves or learn what are some of the secrets and the opportunities and the potential that are solid contains, so that we can target it and make an intention to get it and try our best to benefit from it through our solar prevention? The last of the benefits that we mentioned the previous session?
Last month, we said that the entire universe makes all of the strings Well, yes. Remember, the entire universe makes us Hello, we mentioned how the trees and the mountains and the stars and the sun and the moon and the angels we mentioned all of this, we continue on to number 12 today, in that solar is the most rewarding good deed. Meaning what is meant by this, the most rewarding good deed you can perform at any given moment is what did why did you will walk it's the duty of the hour, right? But let's say you don't have any duty right now. Not your work, not obeying your parents not you don't have a duty right now.
If everything is available, your choice becomes optional. Now. Then according to many of them, the most rewarding good deed at that point is
solid because the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said of Salatu hiramatsu no door that the Salah is hieromonk door is the best mobile ami melder is the best thing that was ever lowered to this earth. I mean the best thing ever legislated. Okay, in the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he says a lot are set up for minister farm income is fairly affected. So many of us able to pile on to increase the amounts of Salah he comes out of this world with and let him come out with as many as possible. And this hadith was the person with the scars of have had, he
also had a pseudo low tolerance, the prophets of Allah Allah who sent them set of armor of solid to live up to the very best deed you can do the most superior deed is to pray on time. And another narration collected while hacking
of solid to the elderly up to her praying at the beginning of its time. So the best act you can do is to pray and it's time and especially in the beginning of the time when the Salah first comes in.
This is the norm and the default. And also on
Dr. Murray, he says, I met Melbourne, Melbourne is one of those Mola rasulillah, one of those that used to serve the message of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said,
Tell me over D, one D, Command V to do it. And when I do it, it will give me vision. What's the safest bet? Where do I put all my effort? He says the Taliban left him until he kept repeating that question to him. And perhaps the reason for that that was not out of disrespect, but to make the person
more eager to know the answer. So he'll memorize it. There's no easy come easy go right? In the age of CDs, right? Or you know, flash drives whatever you do, you have the whole library very easy. No one reads anymore. But when you make someone work for a bit of knowledge, he retains it doesn't let it go as fast. So So Ben didn't answer him until you get to ask me what's the best deed? And then he told him
to sell to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I asked the Messenger of Allah so a lot of artists have the same question.
He said to me, I lay can begin to do the best deeds because he's the gentleman I prescribed for you to make many suggestions, many frustrations, so a lot meaning solid, because it's not from Islam just to go make subdued, empty over and over and over again right? He means Allah.
He says, some above Allah Himself to tell but for iNec elantas to the reader, he says that, in fact, Roger will help dine can be seen, right? Because you will not make any salute to Allah except that every single one alone will raise your decree because of it, and remove one of your sins because of it.
And I met a beautiful narrator.
He says that the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once him and his companions passed by agreed. And he said, the woman was grievous this. So they said, this is the great of so and so. So he said, so a love or
rakata need coffee for 30 minutes to an hour to lightworkers. From that, which will be little, you know, you don't think you'll do so much right? And it's nothing meaning it's recommended. It's not even obligatory to lacrosse, right? He has he had a family, this person was able to add them to his deeds right now. And he pointed at the grave, I have to lay him in berthiot. eternia is more beloved to him, than everything that the remains of this world of yours. To light, the records that you'll be led to, I don't think they're very much, if he's able to add them now to his deeds, they're more beloved than everything in this world.
So a person is supposed to increase as much as he can Upsala of his archive of his schedule. How do we do that? Obviously, doesn't mean that we increase in the photo, or after every 6000 instead of five. And we're not going to process seven lockers instead of a four. Right? So how do we increase in our slider through the left and right, the additional right the recommended, there are two types of
just to clarify a bit ruling here to benefit us with nilla. There's the left or the sooner prayers, they pulled us into prayers with some people that are more educated, they confirmed sooner or confirmed as a bad word. The emphasized sooner prayers, and then there's the sooner that's
not as emphasized or sooner, or just opened soon. What's the difference? pseudonym, what can the emphasize so not these are the sunon prayers that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray them and not miss them. And if he missed them, he would make them up. That's what they called emphasize. He made it a point to bring them to the level that he was in them.
Like, for example, the two before fetch, and two or four before
and two or four after the right and two after another until after a shot. So two before fetch and four before that six and so after those two, that's eight, but you have to remember that sense of tradition is the Hadith.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Whoever said guards, these 12 workers after the photo the prayers obviously, Allah builds for him a palace in general is a special palace for those that take care of these 12 workers. As soon as
he edits a lot more I send them in the house of oma send them after all said he began to pray
this prayer after us we don't pray after us right normally don't pray after us.
He said I was busy something came to me that visit him.
And I didn't mean to pray the certain of the meaning he made them up some of the love it.
So whenever he missed them, he would make them up he would always free them. Except when he was traveling. You'd only he wouldn't for any other cinema when he was traveling. But the point is, these are set a number.
Others wouldn't look good on my family, for example, he would make it a point to praise him solo models. And I love that because
sooner or later, we'll get this open now, anytime, right? The sun came up now up until there's an open time. You can pray to it across 468 as much as you can, without believing that you have to do a certain number for example, after the who sooner to pray do but you can keep praying, right as much as you can tell us after hours you don't pray open sooner you can make up soon you don't reopen soon. And then method comes in. Once the availability comes in. It's time for sooner. Right? You can pray for them before rather than pray as much as you want after prayer all the way down. That's fine, right? We'll never have us able to increase in muscle farming when expected for this sector.
Whoever is able to amass as many prayers as he can before he meets Allah let him do so he will know their value and you get so a lot of soldier.
He says a solid to read metal law you fill out solar is the greatest display of serving a lot on the earth. What you can achieve on minhang Lemma calm
Data if there was any type of worship that was better than it alone would not have said, that will matter to a party when you suddenly feel that we said the angels to call out to him
while he was standing there praying, I mean, this is the most honored state. And that's what I chose that state to send the angels to speak Zachary alley, Sara.
Number 13. of the virtues of solar is that our solar is
an act of coming closer and nearer to a love the more that you do it. So this is that point in the believers date when he climbs right.
And he comes close and he has a private conversation with Robert I'm in the middle of the world.
And there is nothing more beloved to the lover than being alone with the one that he loves. Right? So Salah is this point, this point where the slave comes and stands in front of the one that he loves. Every time you're in Sala that is you coming closer and closer to Allah
in Makati and
TV in have to hurry right my slave doesn't come closer. That's the point to me with anything more beloved to me than the things I made followed mandatory upon him. And of course, the highest form of photo is what the photo of sola the second pillar of Islam. And then the height of gambler john or the little toddler and he says a lot longer than he was and then I saw that to burn that solar is a point of extreme near and it's getting near to Allah subhanho wa Taala is one thing with Corbin is excessive extra increase the exaggerated if you will.
And it's like a word of the LORD says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said either cama de comida Sala stands to make Salah Fela Bishop Imam something says nothing spirit. Let him not spit in front of him. For innama unigene Lucha Zilla jellema them is Allah because he is in a conversation with Allah nirsa he's in a conversation with Allah so long as he is in Sala.
So first of all the answer in the salon he tried their hardest to bring that to mine, you know, to realize this, you see, because it's not like you're imagining what's really happening. It's a reality. But depending on how hard you work to bring your heart to that wakefulness that mindfulness, will you benefit from that Sala bring to mind that you're right there at the door of rumble alameen.
Allah Allah says, When Cara Sala for whoever Weber medic,
medic, use Chico youth, Allah, whomever is in Sala, he's right there knocking on the door of the king. And whoever knocks at the door of the king. Nevertheless, when is the most generous King, then very soon have that open for him? This is that moment of near that moment of opportunity.
And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that a lot of Allah, Allah promised and amaravati Hina maccarone was the harakat vicia Fatah I am with my sleeve. Whenever he remembers me. Right The Karate welcome is solidly victorious. That was the player prayer for what for my remembrance. That's that pinnacle of remembering Allah focusing on Allah, I am with my sleeve. Whenever he remembers me, and his lips move with dementia mini with my name.
But then a question is going to come up we say what do you mean Allah is with a person?
So is it Allah with everybody? Well, who am I going to run he is with you, wherever you are, meaning Allah is with everybody, but how he's with everybody with his knowledge. Right is with everybody with his hearing is with everybody with his sight. He's with everybody. And that sense of encompassing them taking full account of all of them. But there's a more specific type of Mariya being with someone and that is being with them with support, being with them with his care being with him with his mercy With his help. Right. So Densetsu musala, seven, one
in nanny monokuma as an hour. I am with you too. I hear and I see but I was with for hours. Well he hears and sees for our meeting I am with you supporting you, unlike for our I'm not supporting him. I'm with you supporting you, and I hear and I see everything that you're going to go through
and a lot so that he says in the La La Vina la Vina Houma soon Indeed Allah is with those that have a man and those that have a sandals that have excellence and perfection in their worship of Allah. But again now Salah is at point of neediness you know, in the world.
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
used to try to make Sala at the Kava in the early years in
the US still badgered him for it and criticized him for it
and tried to stop him from praying and threaten him and step on his neck sallallahu alayhi wasallam and throw the trails right the guts of the camel on his back you know the I had the Allies though this isn't Hold on. All right, and let the inhabitant either solid you see this man, this criminal that's for bids asleep meaning Mohammed Salah law isn't when he tries to mix Allah at the end of
these is what it is prophets of Allah is Allah kelda Allah was Jude will tell you, ignore him, right and make sujood and come close.
So seduce Allah is a point of closeness to Allah, we'll look at the beauty of sujood is down.
And coming close to Allah subhanaw taala is up, right?
The believer is the person that understands that, then the only way up is down.
a lot of arakata loves to see a person Institute and he brings a person close whenever he comes into this room. And of course we mean that he's in a suit his heart before his head, you have to always remember that we can't separate between the physical and the spiritual. This is a problem that we have in our understanding in these later generations all of us.
So for example, Muslims
the closest the slave is to his Lord is when he's instituted at the lowest point what is closest to what he says so increase your your begging. So notice your institute your closest and then do i is also a sign of what of the heart being president the person begging and being dependent that showing that dependence Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So So Jude is the highest degree of showing your enslavement to Allah and your surrender to Allah and your submission to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's why he raises you He loves that. As he said, so Allah who is another Hadith mentor Waldo
whoever humbles himself for Allah, Allah raises him subhana wa Tada. And the opposite is also true. Whoever raises himself.
He gets dragged down right or wrong.
He sets a law to sell him that I love the most I promised. And he said
I'll Kibriya or either allow me to is that greatness is my garment. And pride is my cloak.
feminine Zani fi him healthy way do you mean Huma
conservatoires up to two different narrations, whomever challenges me in either of these greatness or pride these meanings, I will break him I will punish you.
Because a lot.
He has certain qualities of greatness, no one is allowed to emulate him in them.
And he has certain qualities of beauty that you should try your best to have a share of them in you.
So an example of
names or attributes or qualities of beauty is that he is beautiful and he loves beauty or
was beautiful. He loves beauty. Allah is merciful. He loves mercy, the Merciful people, right? I was generous. He loves those that are generous. Allah is the most patient he loves that you'll be patient. That's beauty, then he has certain qualities of greatness, that you are not to ever claim any one of them.
Like being the most powerful, like being the one that rightfully has pride. It's not ugly with him because it's deserving. It's ugly with us because we claim it to ourselves and we don't deserve it. Like I love being the Creator.
He says have a love for
the people with the toughest punishment on the day of judgment will be the image makers are those that make images and
pictures, meaning pictures of things that have souls, humans and animals, clear pictures of those things are what will bring them on the Day of Judgment, then you will tell him to tell these people, you malloc to give life to what you created, created like me give life to it now. Finish it off, put the soul in it. And when they're not able to they're dragged to the punishment. So creation is one of the gods of all other no one can come near. So the same way there are certain qualities of Allah actions like creation you can't come near there are certain character traits like pride and greatness you can't come near. The lower you humble yourself for Allah the higher up you are raised.
so the number 13 is sada is that point of closeness and nearness to Allah
number 14 is that Sala
refines your character as a human being.
So Allah is a is a disciplinary institution right here there's institutions that we will go to to get discipline, right. The formerly known as prisons in most places.
But that is a very fine, very elevated, very pristine form of a disciplinary institution.
The proof allows justice in in Santa Haleakala, the human being is created frantic, right is is always uneasy is on edge. Either assemble shovel Jesu out when harm touches him, something bad's only going his way, depending on
what either Miss
maneuver, and when good things happen to him. He's cheap with it, he restricts it either way. He's frantic. He said so well. I don't want that to continue. lol Mussolini except those that makes Allah not just anybody. And Lavina Humala Salatin among those who are consistent in their Sala that fixes their nature. You see the word says, The human being in will insert the human being who's creative, Hello, Friends frantic, that word insane if you chase after it.
You will see this usually refers to the raw nature of a human being. Okay, before the human being is refined, polished by the guidance of Revelation, the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for example, this IR history the friend Friend to be in San, the other ISS.
In the incentive, if you host the human beings in a state of loss as the normal default he can fend for himself.
Allah Subhana Allah says, In the insanity of Allah Canute, the human being to his Lord has ever denied ever ungrateful so being frantic and ungrateful and lost and right, these are the raw nature of the human being, unless there is Allah involved.
So the exception to this rule nature are those that makes Allah and they take their solar according to the divine prescription meaning with consistency, those that are consistent in their solar, because in the solar if a person does it, right, he's transformed even that one solar, he goes from one mode of thinking to a different mode of thinking, right? He goes from one set of priorities another set one set of worries and concerns or something else. And so his email and being in support of his faith grows and he transforms and he comes out of that solid energized and ready to be a different person for to affect the rest of his life. That's why ran the profit tri Valley setup what
it is people do boy was the crime.
What was the crime of people
who were cheating on the weight? Right? They were secularists.
They were secularists. Right? They will cheat in the way right so there'll be a only religious here will agree with that, at least in theory, right. But when it comes to business back off, you guys know the secularists
meaning there's sections in your life secular sections, there's the religious section that's Sunday in church or Saturday in the synagogue Friday in the mosque with any other moments of our life that has nothing to do with it right. That's completely different. God has no seat here often statements
so when they saw that show, it was different he didn't
Don't worry, I wasn't going through
a lot as it records for us them calling out to show I even saying yes you I assure you
that Moodle and network is your saw their commanding
you that we have to stop
worshipping what our forefathers used to worship
or that we do whatever we want with our money.
They know that the Salah is what's making him do different things in life. That's how the soil should be recognized in all of our lives. When a person is making the soil and he gets into a fight.
He's able to hold his tongue for example. He doesn't transgress he doesn't forget the height of the brace in front of the resident. Right.
So this solid pulls a human being into that. Why? Because saw that it's like a curriculum in the curriculum of taking school.
a curriculum that teaches you to remember Allah throughout your day. Sounds like you're remembering a woman salon. That's it, because salata, okay, so we have to make boo, that's part of remembering
that I have to make sure my body is covered properly, I'm wearing nice clothing or correct clothing at least, then I'm walking to the masjid from walking to the Mr. Remembering a lot that I bring my students, right. And then I'm making this all out.
Then I'm praying soon, right? And then I'm planning out my day so I can get back into late next so that it gets you ready to revolve around remembering how to hold on to the point that even when you wake up in the morning, the first thing that comes to mind is what have you learned your hand, right? That's what I get. That's the key. That's the strongest factor in this whole equation.
It's locked in certain parts of your day, you don't control when you sleep sometimes, right? Sometimes you can't sleep at night, people have to work at night and sleep in the morning. You can't control who upsets you what. Right, so there has to be something consistent, like the pillars of your day, that makes your day still revolving around what the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Also, as a disciplinary, institution solid gets you used to
disconnecting from the dunya.
It mixes into your mentality, the remembrance of the Hereafter, and that Allah is greater and that I have someone is going to call me in the afternoon. For my school of deeds the same way there's a call to prayer here, right? So a person makes it because the whole point
isn't to remain and select forever.
So the point is not to remain in sujood forever. But the point is that you don't get to attach you pull out every few moments every few hours from the ocean, so you don't drown. Right that. The point is that you don't become materialistically driven. You know, the I had to discuss this during the class. The lighthouse write a lot of books is light in the hearts of the believers.
And this light is found the next day we set people up in houses, as you know,
who are in these houses. I didn't get to that guy yesterday. But the verses after it's a regera lead to hear him teach our men that aren't distracted by their business. The point is not to make that you can make this this no not that. But it doesn't distract you from your real goal.
Understood, sort of Juma
Latina M and O believers either knew the quality meal majority first.
When the call is made for Georgia, the Friday prayer rush, notice the words rush to the reference of Allah, without obey I leave all sales that is better for you. If you only knew that either
tissue then when the saga is over, then disperse. So rush versus this verse rush means hasten this verse, meaning go out your separate ways, whatever way you go, whatever speed you go, what they tell me, that is telling you go seek out your risk, go make a living.
But the point is the prioritization here, on this solid time, no, that's the priority of my day. So that's another way that it makes a person discipline in this sense, they weren't praised for being lazy to believe. Right? Because seeking your risk and making money is of the lesser of course, but of the forms of worshipping Allah. Allah commanded you to take care of your family take care of the orphans, right? Well, Allah sent down wealth, so that he may be worshipped through it. The cinema and central Melanie, eponymous Allah is again, I sent this wealth down to this earth resources. So that prayer would be established as a cat would be paid. It's a means to worship Allah, we don't
worship it. That's the difference.
Also, solar trains you and it conditions you upon certain very beautiful values that many human beings don't have. Even though we're a little bit they're off here in the Western world. But we are here in the Western world, we have certain values like organization, being timely, right?
But these are driven for worldly reasons, right or wrong. Some of the left even the matters that we have here in the West. They're not religious, they're it's about you know, they say politics is what? no permanent friends, no permanent enemies, just permanent interests. So I'm shaking your head and smiling and you're shaking my hand and smiling. The only reason is because we both have knives behind our backs, right? I'm not gonna stab you so you don't stab me. interests doesn't serve my interests to get into fight with you right now. You know,
America didn't bomb Russia. Russia was gonna bomb America. That was the Cold War was all about
Because America was so great the Russia was so great is because it wasn't worth it to get into that. So that diplomacy that that's created was why for interests. As for the believer, it's supposed to be religiously driven by Allah Subhana. Allah. So his values are a standard, they're set. They're concrete, regardless of the circumstances, solid trains you upon them,
you know, organization, we must and should be more organized than anyone else on the face of the earth. We have five appointments every day even on our day off, right the wrong in the soil.
Water, the solar was upon the believers, prescribed obligation prescribed at certain times on losses. So when we slacked in Masada, there's no surprise why we have jokes all over the world about us about Arabic standard time and you know, Pakistani Standard Time, meaning when they tell you to come to the wedding at six weddings are started. Right? Where did this come from? You think if we were true to our solar, that the rest of our life would be upside down like this.
Most of the time, we give appointments, we know we can't keep why
you're gonna keep your promise to another human being when you broke your promise. Me, you promise you would be devoted to him and this is the second pillar of Islam. It's not going to happen. So that also accustoms a person to being friendly to being clean to being hygenic. That's from our Deen, we'll do and see why and the likes. That's from our religion. You know, in the time of the, of the crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, when the Crusaders would come, and they would kill those that were not following their religion rather their sect of their religion, that specific section, you know, how they would discover Muslims.
If he used to be
we were known for our cleanliness.
And we held on to the religion the
teachings of our Deen, we should still be known for this, we should be more punctual and more funny than anyone right around. You know, they would do they would grab a Muslim inspection and they will take his pants off. He was he was circumcised, right? circumcision is great to do with cleanliness. And even by the way, some beautiful research that came out recently, I read the article about how circumcision has been proven to reduce the
the contagion and catching the chances of catching the HIV virus.
They will check if you circumcised that means the Muslim killed him.
We were a nation that was known for our cleanliness and our organization.
And number one
of the shield because he took his Muslim community here and lives in the Western Europe, I don't remember. And they prayed in public, they had like a barbecue in the park community outside. And they saw all the time somebody made and then somebody made a film and they got up and they made the slough, the wrangling we had to break this, it says and there was a guy, you know, standing off at a distance staring at us all throughout him and his girlfriend.
After solid the guy actually had the IEP, the courage to come over and say Listen, man, it's pretty cool what you guys did. He's like, okay,
where are you from? I'm from the army is okay, so how long have you guys been practicing them? flexing What? So the thing when you guys get up you make a perfect role in stuff.
I told them we don't know each other, know each other. So we don't we just community we made an invite to our game games. How do you make a line?
We do this all the time, all the time. anybody anybody that out to the Prophet Mohammed Santos officers these right? foot the foot shoulder shoulder, makes it perfect. It takes us forever to get these young fools you know in the army in the first game of boot camp to get them to rank upstream. Right? This is part and parcel of our Deen. It's impermissible to outrace the commandments Allah right. You rank a certain way in Salah you clean up a certain way on what is not allowed without you being in a state of Oh, of course, more than physical cleanliness, but for sure it cleans, right?
The body. So Salah is a disciplinary institution and that also so that refines your character how it gets the human being to become calmer,
right, and more relaxed, and more focus. Many people nowadays their attention span is so short. And their temporary span their fuse is so short.
So that fixes all of this, because it forces you to just disconnect. You know, there's some people
that are so
humorous, or at least they think they're humorous. They like joking so much that they've gotten to a point where they don't know how to be serious and they hate that about themselves. Like they can be at a funeral or crack a joke. It's just it's in their blood now, because they haven't been serious for so long. They really don't know how
longer, right? There are other people that have disorders and they go to psychiatrists for it. They have what's called OCD. You guys know OCD. I don't know OCD is hermanos. No CDs, you know those with OCD?
Yes. Perfect. I couldn't have explained it simpler route myself. When you have to do something OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, when you just have to do something, and if you don't do it, something wrong happens. Right? And it's an obsession. It's an obsession. It's some people you know, that have to straighten the nails look, the wider here, not even on other side, right, then a couple starts bleeding and he's still biting. Right? There are people like this, there are people that assume that they're not cleaning, so they go and they wash their hands and they walk out. They feel like there's still some and they go and they wash their hands. And Islamic transicold was Switzer
right like obsessive whispers. There are people that ruin their lives, ruin their families ruin their religion, even because of this was Western. You know, psychologists nowadays, with the research and the press practicing on people and all the likes, they said the key to this, the key to solving this problem is to get the person to a state where he stops thinking just stop thinking you have to force it to stop thinking because the more you think about this, the louder the whisper gets, the more obsessed you become with it.
And that's exactly what the problems are taught us by the way 1400 years ago
when a person said I have the I can't get these whisper these whispers are destroying they're driving me nuts. They say we hear things sometimes that I would rather fall from the sky to the earth and crash than to speak what I hear when even whispers about the law and this and that and the third right? You think their objections and this is not doubting your religion by the way. The proof is that you're going to the shift to here
and you're complaining you complain me you don't like it right the wrong so that's not using that shavon Rose Why are you complaining understood, but the point is also the loss of the lover Isaac said to him meant to be lovely, so many and
say I have believed in Allah ignore whatever she follows her I tell you who created a lowering of ego from what was before him say I believe that Phil many entity then lets him just stop stop thinking. And Sala helps you do that. Right? You're in one mode and all of a sudden you say Allah, Allah is greater meaning whatever was here, we're going to bypass that Allah is more worthy of being thought about or being focused on having my life revolve around him. This helps with this a great deal.
So solid as the person to be capable of doing that of stopping to think and focusing on what's more important. You know, we, many of us, though, we lose sight of this, like Salah is not a time of focus anymore for us. And this requires a fight within us. You know Salaam becomes a time where you remember the things you forgot, right with one shift. And he mentioned, it's humorous, but it's very sad at the same time, that when a person wants to remember something
sounds get annoyed because as soon as I say all the loose ends in my life get reinstated. Oh, yes, the keys. That's where they are. Oh, I knew if I forgot my wife in the supermarket, right? All these loose and you can get to a point in your sweater and razors and I was a kid trying to get out of it. Of course I remember clearly. I used to think it was so cool. My father would make sure we prayed. So I used to be able to say Allahu Akbar, and zone out until Somalia.
And I wouldn't be surprised like Whoa, I did everything he did without even trying like I was not trying to act like the Imam and I could do it. Right. That's very bad. That's very dangerous. This Allah was meant, you know, when he was gradually for bidding the people that were alcoholics by nature, meaning by their culture and what is right or even forgiving the people of Medina it came down gradually it wean them off of alcohol that was an entire society it's not one person was an alcoholic, right get some help from somebody else. The whole society. This was prominent in it. So the ruling came gradual of the first rulings to come down about wine was what don't come to Sala
went to sue Cara while you're intoxicated. Why, who knows there Sylvia
had until the Alamo. You may realize math
until they until you know what you are saying.
So now we don't drink wine. And even though they drink wine, they know what to do.
But still we don't know what we're saying.
Right. That's a
problem because that's the time when you really need to know what you're saying. If not at any other moment.
also select train the person into being patient and tolerant. Right in the incentive, Holy pahala. Even being as creative, frantic, we said these already, when something harmful happens, the whole world is over, my life is ruined, everything over that
is greater. This world has been a test these reminders come it makes you PATIENT Makes you tolerant.
And also solid trains, you do something very important that you can't survive without. And it teaches you to give your power and it trains you to give
your undivided attention.
And when the end is recited, listen to it carefully.
It's marilyns hear it right istemi means listen to it was different in hearing and listening
was there was a hearing and listening.
Hearing could be unintentional, and unliking. and wanting right. You can go to the mall and hear this crazy music. You don't want to hear it but you don't want to. So that's not a sin, right? But you intending and purposefully listening to music, that's a problem. Likewise, it's poor and you can hear for and not benefit from it. And someone else could hear the same idea at the same exact moment but he's listening to it and it melts his heart and brings him near to Allah subhanho wa Taala and reforms him as a human being. So losses.
agenda is saying and this is on the poor as recited. So listen to it carefully, one slit to and be silent. Let them to hormone so that you may receive mercy. That's how important it is. He says bla bla bla bla and no one of you will enter Paradise because of his deeds.
This is not even your messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not even I, unless Allah envelops me in his mercy and a bounty from him, meaning he gives me something I don't deserve. I can't earn a bounty. Right? So the mercy of Allah azza wa jal is needed by all for our survival in this world in the next in our worldly methods and in our religious affairs, giving the poor and our undivided attention. Sala is a period in the day when that's mandatory.
The scholars all agree this a applies Sala and they differ on whether it applies elsewhere, but at the very least, it's the mandatory amount of listening to put on every single day for entrains you upon all of them. And that's how it makes you a different human being.
And it's expected that a person can make Sala and not be a different human being.
If they're not taking the prescription of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam as prescribed with focus with consistency with for sure all of that, you know, Muslim world narrates they came to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and they said, you know sort of love
so and so you suddenly laid had the either as perhaps
so and so prays at night, and then when he wakes up in the morning by the morning time he steals,
you know, and by the way, it's not very surprising.
So explain why not very surprising, but forget why we see it. Don't you see someone who appears very religious, he attends to the masjid. Maybe he has a beard, maybe he dresses in a film, maybe he gives donation, whatever it may be, but outside of the masjid or outside of the solid quarters, he's completely different person. Right? We don't tell them to stop praying, obviously, right? The prophet SAW Selim said about this man is the prayer at night even meaning even more than the obligatory prayers, even at home, people don't even know. And then he wakes up in the morning he steals he sets a law to send them set a narrow metaphor that what you said about him that he prays
at night, that's gonna prevent him one day right? Set a narrow solid to another generation is solid, it's gonna stop him meaningful, that evil one day when, when the prescription is not getting taken, right. When you really establish the prayer I'm going to establish to make it upright.
So the Salah is the key to that the more you improve and solid the better of a human being you become okay? If you're having a below acceptable Salah, you're going to be a below acceptable character. And if you're not making solid at all, you're going to be even worse. That's why you don't ever and I perhaps I've said this, I said, I say this everywhere I go. Don't ever get things mixed up. Don't ever hold people to certain standards. They're not ready for at times. You know, if assisted, she's praying, but she's not wearing hijab,
right? We don't say you don't have to wear hijab, definitely not. But we don't tell them. What's the point of
You've been praying if you don't wear hijab,
right? That's very unintelligent. That's very incorrect. That's very wrong. So long as she's praying her prayer will encourage her and help her to put on a job one day, right?
And the same applies for any sin he wants to play, even praying and acting like when you're smoking and the likes not correct. The prophet SAW Selim said, what you said about him to him pray that's gonna stop him on day two to listen, make sure you keep praying, and you stay on top of your prayers and you because that's what's gonna get you out of the chopping block. Right? You have to solve that does that depending on the degree to which you establish the solid, floppy or getting the large zildjian there are any questions we can take them now May Allah forgive us for our shortcomings, conceal our faults, and teach us that which will benefit us and benefit us that he has taught us the
kind of mozzarella and make the best of our deeds and the last of them and the best of idea did we meet him a lot