Why We Pray #04
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
Series: Mohammad Elshinawy - Why We Pray
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begin the new home block all praise and glory belongs to a lot of nice finest peace and blessings be upon Mohammed, the Messenger of Allah and his family and his companions and all those loyal to him. We testify that no one is worthy of our worship of Allah alone for any partners at the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed His Prophet and servant and His Messenger.
We continue in love with the series that we began several months ago on solid revisited or why we pray.
And we left off last month, if I'm not mistaken at the 17th merit or virtue of solar, and that is solar is optional. Right solar is of the means that help a person ensure he will remain upon who they are up on guidance until he meets a lot. siljan.
Right. You mentioned something like that.
We were talking about
something like I'm pretty sure Charlie check the videos.
The 18th virtue of Sala is that solid is a divine gift.
It's a very special gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that sada is not simply a responsibility, but it's a gift from Allah azza wa jal
and think about it. A gift is something you get
and you didn't pay for. And something you get that usually surprises you. And something you get that over enjoys you when you find out what's inside, or that someone sent it your way.
And look, look at all the virtues we've been studying the past 17 virtues we're only halfway through.
And of what indicates that this is truly a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala is that this was the part of our religion that was legislated to the province of the law, why don't you sell them directly without the intermediate re of degree that is, right. Without the mediation of the reality served up, I send the duck bring this to Mohammed, Allah says, pray, right?
The famous story of the Salah from the idea that we know that Allah told him and commanded him directly with the 50 prayers, and then ultimately became five prayers with the roar to 50. So this direct giving of the soul that to our own, through the prophets of Allah while he was sending them without God in the middle, this is a scientist so there's something very special, and also something very personal.
As Bob Dylan was in Iraq mobile used to see men with leukemia, who's like your son of Adam, Cooley, avena, Calvin and Matt, you want to have you have been left alone between you and your water and your prayer place. I mean, think about the size of that gift. You Oh son of Adam, you have been allowed especially in the womb of Mohammed Salah la de la silla, because there's a little bit of a difference between this room and the previous one. The previous room had to make their salon a specific place. That's when they would converse with a lunch break. This Omer converses with a was well was in any place on Earth, you just need to wash up and break. What a gift. So what can we say?
He says, who's like you mean who has your gift, who has this privilege and whenever you want, you just go grab some water you wash up and you stand in the presence of the king dilla gelato.
So a person
to realize this slide is a divine gift from Allah azza wa jal unlike any other gift.
Number 19. Is that Salah is shook Salah is an act of things, an act of gratitude to Allah subhana wa Tada.
Because you know when our religion, we understand that we are taught that thankfulness to be thankful is a belief. And it's a statement and it's an action, right? Those three pillars or three degrees or call them stations of things, that things occurs at heart first, to know that this is from a lot, whatever the blessing may be, and that you don't deserve it, and that you didn't earn it. And we're not from for Allah, you would never have had it, and you can't begin to repay him for it. That
is the first degree of sugar and then to thank him for it with your tongue by saying and hamdulillah shokunin or to talk about Allah has been so kind to me, Allah has done such and such. For me. That's the second degree of stroke. The third degree of sugar that's related to sign up is that sugar is also an action. You think a lot by acting the way he wants as a lot of
to one of his most blessed prophets, the king and the Prophet Alayhi. Salaam are men who
do have family of their own things. So thanks is something to be done is an action as well.
And also thinking a lot so there is a reason for you to be increase in whatever blessings you have. With Devlin or Bookman, Shackleton lezzy, the Nakamura Lord has declared that if you are thankful I will increase you. That's what some of the scholars is something very beautiful about being grateful. They said gratefulness
is the scissor by which you clip the feathers of your blessings so they can fly away.
And others have said Shoku this thankfulness is the way that you tie down the blessings that you have. It's the rope the chain the tie down your blessings. And it's the net with which you catch the blessing that you don't have.
So this shook
is for the blessings that our lives have gave us. And considering the blessings that are lessons to us are non stop uncountable, like unending green, just showering down day and night his blessings. It's only the fifth thing that we thank him day and night without ever stopping. Right That's what matches like the angels laws. This is what the angels you said before they are laid on our left to rule.
they glorify Him by night and by day they never get restless. They never get tired. They never quit.
And I love created you to do that as well to be thankful. The ISS will love of Roger Corman, boo boo, boo,
boo Masha Masha Allah Kusum Al Assad Oh la la la escuela on a local Derby mothers is wombs. Right? And you didn't know anything. And then he granted you hearing and sight and hearts so that you may be thankful. That's why he brought you out and give you what you have.
So we're supposed to do what the angels are doing. That's why we're here. But you know, and of course Allah knows, our human nature stops us from being able to do that. We can't think on Monday night, right? We can't we asleep we need to eat we can. That's not our nature. So sila came to fill the gap, to make up for our inability to do what we're supposed to be doing affecting our day and night. So so long as you worship Allah correctly, that is how you show thanks to him. As he said, Subhana Allah, wish guru lillahi Incan Tamiya who Tabu and thank Allah, if you are of those that worship Him.
Meaning if you're of those that worship Him, you have thanked him if you haven't thanked him and you haven't worshipped him. Understood.
So do a family of the good things, and worship Him so that you may be thankful? So the acts
of worship are the way that we show thanks. And what's the greatest act of worship?
was the greatest act of worship.
What's this whole series of lectures about solid that is the greatest act of worship, then we say the province of Allah or I didn't go outside that door. The Salah is the best thing that was ever all there any shooter, the best thing that was ever legislated, and he said from Allahu alayhi wa sallam have
a solid to the opposite he has
the best of deeds is praying on time. So that's the best of deeds. So the best way to show thanks is prayer. So prayer is thanks, deal understood. The equation is simple. I'm just detailing it so we get the bigger picture of how everything connects.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala said, in our planar calculator for salt,
we gave you the abundance of Mohammed Al kill for as much good he gave him much good in this journey and much good in the after. And all of that good is a river that's called the Guildford and the after
that he gave him off for the cattle for that he gave him.
So what is he supposed to do? The very next is has we have given you a silver So pray to your Lord for solar and that's how you show thanks to a large budget for it. And Bukhari and Muslim.
It was confirmed that when the prophets of Allah while he was sending them entered America, in the eighth year in the conquest of Mecca, Mecca, the first thing he did was he entered the house of his cousin,
Mohammed bin Tabitha live and he prayed at Rock as in her house.
Why in Doha time? Why? To thank a lot that he granted in the blessing, right of the conquest of Mecca?
And in Bukhari and Muslim also in
our answers at the province of Allahu alayhi wa sallam would pray at night, until his feet would swell. And they said, O Messenger of Allah, why do you do this yourself? When you have been forgiven for your previous and your future sins? He said, flr punakha Densha Kula Shouldn't I be a thankful slave? So how am I thankful Sleep my brain.
And it's like Muslims,
from the Hydra, Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said useful for Allah Cooney tsunami Amina Holly cassava, every morning, each and every one of you
is indebted liable to pay a charity for every single one of his joints. How many drinks we have in our body?
How many drinks
and biscuits 80. Right. So 100 not 263 60. Right?
is actually had he had mentioned that
way before science was able to observe it with its microscopes. But they had these this hadith that were calling for the issue of chakra thanking Allah for praying. It says every morning you have to pay a charity for every single one of your joints.
So we owe 360 charities every single morning.
He said some of them couldn't move I couldn't notice we had in sort of every time you make a display of music, so panela that's one charity. Well couldn't let it sort of every time you say let you know in the words of a charity or Palooza immediately sort of thought. And every time you said Hamlet, sort of
in saga, and every time you say Allahu Akbar, the saga will be marvelous. And every time you come and go,
whenever you get in, and forbidding evil, as all these are forms of charity, he said some of our audience will you
rock at any moment.
And it would suffice in place of all this sort of doing all that the shortcut to make two records in time, the early morning meeting a little after sunrise, before little before the that whole window to pray to rock as you've
shown gratefulness was 360 joints that suffices. So once again, Sala is a way to show you. And you know this hadith about 360 joints, it calls our attention to what
sue the blessings that we are not very mindful of right joints, whoever Thanks so much, whoever thinks that this is a blessing. And then this is a blessing. And then the knuckle here is a blessing, right? Whoever thinks about that.
This Hadith reminds us of this incident. It's hidden meanings like the heady, Mexican or the Lawrence and it's in millions interpret imagine, they report the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when asked by having come in and visited with whomever he wakes up in the morning, secure in his residence, he wakes up Safe at Home, more often fever than he is pardon that his body, meaning he's healthy, relatively healthy. And then we'll go to Yeoman. He has his days provision, yesterday's meal for care and NEMA. He's at level dunia behind they're feeding him. It is as if this entire world from its farthest corners have been gathered for this person, right blessings we don't
really not very mindful of. So that takes care of all of that.
And that also reminds us of something very sad, and that
it is truly treacherous.
Those that are preoccupied, they're distracted by their blessings, from Salah from things I was doing thank Allah for your blessings, right? But you're distracted by your strength or your health or your money. And so you don't pray on time. Right? Because of work or because of play or whatever it may be. There's no valid excuse. There. It cannot be imagined that our Muslim does not pray on time.
except the woman who's in menses, or a woman who's postpartum after she delivered a baby. Aside from that it can't be imagined that a Muslim doesn't pray.
Even the combatant as an adjusted prayer in our religion in the battlefield. So if anybody would have been excused it would have been him. Right.
So the person that's busy with dunia from his prayer
This person more than ever should keep in mind that he owes more things than others because Allah privileged him more than others right and wrong.
And that he was made for this. So how in the world can he be distracted from it?
That's one of the setup one of the early Muslims, he says
Mensa factor Have you helped enough? See, whomever reflects on his creation, the way that our work created him, I imagine nemaline at Mufasa know who the rebel but he will realize that his body was only made to be flexible so that he would worship Allah. That's the reason why Allah made you bendable and made you functionable
so that you would worship Him. So what happens when you use all of those faculties to disobey what Allah with them?
So So Allah is of the primary ways to show thanks to Allah. And it makes up for our inability to thank our law surgeon, either because we never could realize all the little blessings we have the hidden blessings, if you will. And because even if we could, we're human beings and we can't think in day and night, even though he blesses us day and night.
The next virtual solid number 20 is that solid serves to infuriate shavon.
And the allies of shavon.
And this is an act of worship, as almost kind of what it says about the Sahaba you reducer raw Lee loving human who fall out of love meet the companion so great to spite with them the enemy. This is an act of worship. And that's why the profits of the love of it was such that tiny to humanity and for shape on
and that the two salutes in particular is referring to the two suggestions you make at the end of the prayer when you mess up. When you forget the prayer. You make this the Jews right shaytaan try to distract you from the prayer. So what you do you pray to the Jews in the head and to make up for it. He said some of these Susu Jude's are legislated them why you're not allowed to add to the prayer. But this exceptional case, why to disgrace the nose of Shere Khan, you know, that means, you know, this is someone's nose in the air. This is you know, the big shot
to disgrace him.
You thought you're here's some more, right? That's an act of worship to infuriating.
It's just like the Hadith you mentioned today in the book that Allah hates that you work arrogantly, but he permitted for equal gender. Why? Because it's spiked at the enemy, understood in the battle.
And this is normal. I mean, every single country in the world, they carry out military demonstrations, why?
to flex their muscles, right? To show the others that listen, we're not intimidated by you and we have our own, you know, means of intimidation, to flex a little bit
to spite the others, especially the contending nations, so salette came for this
because shavon tries to attack your prayer and come back to you in your prayer through every means like he'll tell you don't pray.
If you disobeyed him, he's not gonna leave you alone. Just Okay, at least don't bring him out. Don't bring them right.
And then if we're gonna come to the mosque, he'll get us For example, to decorate our mosques a great deal to distract us in our brain. And this is not allowed by the way and is said to check on a strict many of us to do that. To make our messages overly decorative the message shouldn't be as a slump, right? It shouldn't be like that. It should be medium right?
But it shouldn't be overly decorated either. Because that is a distraction for those that break. Think about that sometimes a person not knowing this fell for the trap of shape it could even donate money sometimes to lessen the reward of those that previously distracting them. But the point is straight on comes at you don't pray okay? Don't bring them up. Okay. be distracted while you're bringing them whatever it may be. This is a target for him he sought this Allah. Allah Subhana Allah dialysis in memory to shame on you.
In comedy when may see also deco and victory lap is solid the file and tomando shavon wishes Listen to this. This is the strategy of shred lon Allah disclosing it to you. He's letting you know his plans as a mercy. So you may be on.
Be on edge and be prepared. Take your precautions. shavon only seeks to cast between you enmity and hatred through wine and gambling. And so that he may get in your way deter you
From remembering our love being conscious of love and solid getting away between you and Sala, so will you not want to stop? So saw is as by virtue of this verse is a strategic target for shavon
and that's why when you do mix holla it breaks shaper
It's spicy, it disgraced Islam
and Muslim tomato, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, either of them as such the sajida iridescent a shape one
when the son of Adam recites the verse that has said the you know, the 16 places in the Quran, that when you recite them, you're supposed to make sujood right according to the jumbo virgin, but according to the majority of scholars who recommend that highly recommend that you start where you are Institute, and you come back and continue reciting.
He said some of them when the son of Adam recites that such that
and when he makes us to do that he frustrates Eric desolate shavon we advocate shaitan goes off to the side and begins to cry yaku O'Meara Adam, we sue Judy facetted a fella hogen we'll move to this Sue Judy forbade over our slides earlier now. He says the son of Adam was commanded to mix the juice so he makes the juice. So for him is paradise. And I was commanded to mix the juice I didn't and I refused and I disobeyed and so for me is the fire. So when you make sujood of your intentions of the benefit that you get out of the rewards that you get, you get the reward for spiking shavon.
behind the jab the profits of the lover I think it was in them said in a Shavasana but as an ER Buddhahood masala una fecha zero telara Villa de Shabana shaytaan has despaired that those who make Sala will ever worship him again in the Arabian Peninsula, but meaning his only hope remains were in instigating between them.
So number one, those that make prayer have caused Satan to despair, right? And so that also prevents you falling into shape. He disappears and you ever worshipping
Also in select Muslim, a third howdy howdy, will Allah believe. He says, there are many megahouse came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said O Messenger of Allah in the show, Donna but halloweenie will be not
Salah to Clara de la, the shavon has come between me and my prayer and my recitation. He confuses me there in. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said to him, he said the rough man, he said to him, that cachet upon you.
This is a chiffon whose name is Kinsey. Meaning there is a very specific shape on who specialize is PhDs and what in prayer distracting him that's his job
that's the shavon His name is at least know his name is Kinsey the specialist on
his 24 seven is to take away from your Salah whatever he can he said there's often and this is a short one His name is WinZip for either had access to
but I would be learning
what food Allah is Eric so when you feel him bothering you confusing you're not you're not able to focus then seek refuge in our lovely times they
seek refuge in over three times and what full its full means spiritual, you know Switzerland's right Spinoza must fit right with his with what spiritual is
is this fitting without the water Godwin
splitsvilla was the guy and he left and it's gonna be a problem it'll slide against dangerous after that right?
Remember long time studies he's one of the shields is in the guy's chest. Well, what if the guy next to me said no, no, no, no. And if you tell him my job isn't it's not for you. It's for the guy here Not you.
So you special on your on your left thrice.
offender will ask himself he said what he said. So I did that for a while. And so Allah particular shutdown wasn't bothering me any more muscle after looking at this. So he also takes the words of the prophets and he applies them with certainty in them and then what then it works. You know many times he told me I tried it but it didn't work. The problem is the difference. He said what I tried it and it worked. No, he said I did it work because he's not trying. He knows that when the Messenger of Allah speaks the truth, there's no doubt in it.
Does it work?
Also a fourth howdy Muslim.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Shivani they sent me I didn't need it I had an
mo Soto VEDA second Raja was was the VEDA semi
Raja was was
that when the shavon hears the call to prayer,
he runs away, passing gas very loud, so that he doesn't have to hear it.
Drop is is
passing gas for the loud sound right?
And he says and then when the event is over, he comes back and begins to whisper again. And then when the trauma is made, stand for prayer. Now, he does the same thing. He runs away as the guest with a loud sound so he doesn't have to hear it. And then when it's over, he comes back and he he whispers again. So he's relentless with regard to solder and if you are consistent with regards to solder this breaks your shape on
and we said this solid sprites the shape on and his allies because when the Muslims display their rituals, this boils the blood of those this boils the blood of those that have no good in their hearts.
Right The allies of shape on Don't get me wrong, I don't mean we make solar to spite the world around the Snoke is the last of the virtues of solar we'll discuss the chart but before we get into the dangers of leaving slaughter, is that solar is a means of Darwin. Okay.
When people there is good in them and well wishes guidance for them one of the greatest factors for them opening their eyes to Islam is them seeing the Muslim spring, so many of them will get this a separate chapter will discuss inshallah, but those of them that don't have any good in them, or they chose to turn a blind eye to the truth, or for whatever reason, this serves to boil their blood.
And you can imagine in Asia, we're in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said mahasiddha Buddha.
salami mean, the Jews never envied you over anything, the way they envied you with regards to cell cell, am you saying Salaam Alaikum the breathing of Islam, right Peace be upon you, peace be with you. And at mean, that means the saying of me.
These things, we see that these are rituals, we display them out loud. And these boilers are one of those that have evil in their hearts, they have envy in their hearts.
And so Poundland said that we don't know the worth of these things. You know, sometimes Muslims they shy away from, or they're not interested in giving ceramics on and on. And some of the signs of the Day of Judgment, right? a prison is supposed to give an answer those he knows those he doesn't know. And sometimes even in Muslim countries, so sad that a person can give Salaam and the person was required to set up.
Or he'll prefer to say some foreign statement, right? Like one Jew or anything else or ceremony, you know, in Islam, by the way, you're not giving Salaam to someone is only allowed as a means of punishing him.
But some people voluntarily don't give Selah or don't return the Salah. And they prefer some other greeting or reply over the prophet SAW something they didn't envy anything about you the way they envy these things. And yet you prefer something else.
And also, me and you're saying of me, and you say I mean, especially out loud, especially together to see this unison. This is a beautiful thing.
Of course, if they're jealous of these things, what about the other the actual prayer itself and the man and the arm and so he then the bowing and the focus. And like I said, this is a reason for many to be intrigued about us, and many times or Islam. But those that don't wish for good and don't wish that the others would see the good, they this boils their blood, so let it boil their blood. This is an act of worship in and of itself.
The 21st version of solid, this is a little bit of a lengthy one. So we'll end the session with it
is that insula is the freedom of humanity.
And you know, we live in an age now especially nowadays, there's much talk about freedom and reality everybody agrees on the virtue of freedom, right? But they differ were on the understanding of what freedom is and where freedom is found.
And so from an Islamic perspective, we
No, the human being is needy is impoverished is dependent that's his nature. Right That's the nature of the human being.
is in need of remaining attached to his Lord soprano what's on
a shingle Islam was a miracle Allah says
one factor was for less immune Lee ever the camera Lavina was fula who that he may try to translate that.
He says and poverty
is a quality of mind that is inseparable forever.
The same way that independent being rich, being not needing is an inherent quality, quality of him and it always was right. You will always be in need. That's your nature, and Allah will never be in need. That's his inherent nature, so kind of what's out.
So considering that our nature, then there will be no comfort for the human being, and no fulfillment, and no satisfaction for the sleeve for the human, except by throwing himself at the doorstep of his master, right, and submitting to his masters upon a horizontal and dipping himself in the service of his master gender, gelato. And that in doing that, when a person does that, that means they're not a slave to anyone else, right. Their heart does not turn to anyone hoping in them. And their head doesn't get lowered for anyone afraid of them or humbled, meaning disgracefully humbled in front of anyone.
And if a person is not like that, if they don't enslave themselves to their master, then they'll be enslaved to everything else. They'll be enslaved to the shape on and they'll be enslaved to their hopes, their own hopes that they could be living a vague dream that they can never accomplish. So there'll be a slave to that. And there'll be a slave to their spouse, there'll be a slave to their side, and there'll be a slave to their boss, and there'll be a slave to whatever culture they're from, they'll be the slave to everything.
Unless they break free of all of that, and they become a true sleep. That's how they become free, the slave to the one that wants for you. What's good for you understood this
beautiful poem, I won't
read it to you in English.
About servicing god, I'm not even sure if a Muslim wrote or not, but the meaning is correct. He says, What does freedom mean? Does the eagle want to swim in the sea, and it's restricted by the sky.
The fish want to dance on the wind, and there's not enough river to explore.
Yet the sky is freedom for the bird, but death for the fish. And the sea is white with the fish, but will engulf the very the middle ground.
We asked for freedom but freedom to do what we can only express our nature as it was created. The prayer mats of the Earth is freedom, freedom from slavery, so other than the one the one who offers a shirtless ocean of love to swim in and the horizon that extends to the next life, yet we choose the prison and we call it freedom. So we agree with freedom is what we this we misunderstand or can debate on where can we find that freedom?
rahimullah who died two Ramadan's ago, still mercy upon him and bless him for what he left of legacy and knowledge with his own. He says