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Why We Pray #08
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
Series: Mohammad Elshinawy - Why We Pray
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Allah, Mohammed in Salalah alayhi wa sallam Shalom, to have a team leader
or collaborative now, we begin the name of a lot, the Most Merciful, the Bestower of mercy, all praise and glory belongs so love Lord of the worlds. Indeed Allah is deserving of the best of thanks, beautiful phrases. And we testify that no one is worthy of worship with a lot of loan authority partners, the true supreme King
and the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a servant, that his messenger he sent his emergency the world's, and the truth, the words the words of Allah in the midst of guidance as soon as the example of a prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And the most dangerous matters, the newly added matters to the dean for every one of those leading astray that only leads to the fire.
We continue in Sharla with what will be our last session on the virtues of solid.
And we concluded last month, that Salah saves a person from the flames of the Hellfire and the flames of agenda.
Today, we'll begin with the next unique characteristic of sola and that is the Salas role in raising your levels in general. So it doesn't just admit a person into gender but raises their levels inside of gender, right a lot. So Jen, for example, says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the head jenvey nephew, that's a lucky woman, a lady for the hedge vnfs and luck, as Africa will come upon and mahamudra and from the night on hermetica portion, will you stand in prayer for your own good, so that your Lord may resurrect you may raise you on the Day of Judgment, my mom and my mother to a very high station, a station that everybody will be praising, so that you get to that station
what is the one of the most important factors to bring you there and stand that might temporary? Similarly, insight
is the howdy very beautiful heading in Cabo de la hora. He says, Come to avatar, enter Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I used to spend the night
with the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remain by his side at night, perhaps in travel or elsewhere. I would bring him as well do water, the water so you can wash up with and I would, you know, take care of his needs. So he said to me one day, suddenly request of me
make a request as if he wanted to reward and repay him for all the help he's offering. So we appreciate abracadabra levani said no camera for photography. Gentlemen. I ask of you that I have your companionship in paradise.
So he said some lavaredo Silicon Valley, is there anything else? That's perfect. That's it. That's what I want. So he said to him somebody who was lm for ndrf seeker, we can throw this sujood
helped me in that regard with many students
helped me make that request for you in a while Sopranos helped me intercede on your behalf, you may be with me in paradise on those high levels by making many substitutes and obviously this means many Salas means in and of itself is not an act of worship, right you know, just makes the Jews efforts to do that.
It means make many salesa your salute count. That's right.
And it shouldn't be there. Oh
there's the hater. Whoo man. Oh, Thailand. We're in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said also that two v three Sala La La verbena, Houma. Kita one fee, and one prayer, following another prayer with no level between them left was useless talk. Right no level between them is a record in early in In the Heights once again, raising your levels in the heights of paradise. Meaning so president is domestic if possible, right. We're not saying beyond employee what they offer otherwise, any praise method means I'm going to stay here and I'm going to do beneficial things until Russia right.
I'm going to read the Quran I'm going to make Vicar I'm going to make Dora I'm going to learn some knowledge right. You
Nothing, no useless talk
chatting, right? Someone saw a call, it's useful so I can sit down. It's even obligatory Steadicam setup, right? But he fills the time between the two prayers with nothing useless, that becomes a record, you know to record his guitar, you know, when you go to a fancy restaurant and there's like reservations, right sorry on the on the list, you can go to that side the restaurant, this is the intent, these are record in the heights. There are certain stations in Jeddah and certain offerings in general, for people that do this.
Also the hadith of our beloved number 11, who humor
he said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said enough agenda to offer indeed in general, there are certain chambers that does another narration for a Muslim that says these narrations a person will see them like the farthest star you see in the horizon. Very far chambers very high.
euro over here who have in Bellini who have led will have been Vahidi, Lehman Ababa and Callum
Wilson leveleleven, Estonia, there are certain chambers in Paradise, that the outside of them could be seen from the inside. And the inside of them could be seen from the outside.
What does that mean?
You know, it's amazing because
perhaps the people that heard this hadith First, the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. Of course, they believe that it accepted at face value, but they couldn't imagine it, do we and we imagined it now, right? Now we see how Okay, there's glass wall, right? And there's crystal and, oh, it's closer to home? Yes. And thus even you if you don't understand the Hollywood exactly to its details, what does that even mean? Right? You still accept it the way those that understood it less than you ever accepted, right? Because I remember the reason I'm saying that, I will when I was
I was very young. I am in the midst of the first time I heard this Howdy.
And there was so a man, elderly man But honestly, it was very poorly mannered. And I say that without hesitation because he's being poorly managed with the prophet SAW Selim himself who's when the chef says Howdy, the guy just blurts out just so what's the point of a room like that? Do you know?
The guy inside sees outside of the outside to the inside? Or does if you're not in a room? He says what's the point of a room like that? They swings his arm? It's obviously very disrespectful and we accept and we understand the message even if we don't grasp it right? We don't compress the full meaning with our minds with consider I mean,
nowadays if you ever seen if you've ever been to I haven't with if you've ever been to SeaWorld or some of these big aquariums or otherwise, you know, you sit the back you sit down in a in the actual tank, they have the restaurant inside the Have you seen it? Right. So you're sitting there at dinner and all the walls are glass Yes. And like you see the sharks swimming by and this thing reason the dog or whatever else is there, right? It's a treat, right? You're sitting there with the people in paradise now are in the heights, and they have these crystal domes or they have these you know transparent houses and they can see the people outside and the people can see them on the inside. So
it's as if they have some sort of special status people can recognize them, and they could see the people looking up to them, right? This for who he said rooms that can be seen the outside from the inside the inside from the outside for those that choose their words, well, those that speak goodly words, and those that feed the food mean they feed others and they pray at night or people sleep those three qualities.
I must partner with Allah
said well enough is revealed by the Victorian allegory through her rebellious Swati hoon. And We have certainly written
that the earth the land will be inherited by my righteous leaves.
If none of us said about this,
out of the agenda, URI through hell Alina, useful Luna Sol our cell Hamza
fija, that this land that is inherited by the righteous this verse means the people that will inherit paradise the lands of Paradise are those that pray the five prayers in the masjid. All right. That's all for the meetings, not necessarily the only mean it could mean on the earth as well that those that are righteous are those that are granted victory on the earth
and less than hating Muslim about this subject.
The prophets Allah love it.
Selim said lol miroku Shall I not inform you Be mindful love will be hotwire wildfire Vitara jet champion for me about that which Allah erases sins because of it and raises levels that's the point raises levels because of it. They said of course the Messenger of Allah. He said his very Blue Island Macquarie for someone to perfect me to be very thorough to perfect his woo despite the cold Island mckarrick despite the difficult difficulties usually the cold organise it obviously right that's the best The most commonly thought of difficulty regarding Moodle. And height is very relevant than Allentown, Pennsylvania and
he says well, Catherine hotel messaggi went to vom sala de vida Sala then equal revolt vertical revolt, radical revolt, he says.
So the people that make booboo despite the cold and those that make many steps, take many steps to the masjid. And those that await one Salah after the next Sala mean they're there early for the Salah, or they're even there from the previous caller. Then he says this is endurance, this is endurance. This is me, this is a person that could put up with this. This is a true champion, and that's why they have their levels of reason their sins are forgiven. This is a form of jihad in and of itself.
The second of the three points we want to mention today is that the Sala have its unique qualities is that it prepares you
for the best rule. It prepares the person to see the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala
the greatest aim a person can ever have
is to see the face of his Lord so proud of God.
This is so enjoyable that when the people of Paradise get to finally see the face of Allah, they will forget all the enjoyment they will experience. Despite the enjoyment they were experiencing being unimaginable the prophet SAW Selim said that a lot of Baraka, Allah has said I have prepared for my righteous leaves meaning in paradise with no eye has ever seen with no ear has ever heard, would never dawned upon the imagination of a human being. But still, even that, compared to seeing the face of Allah hearing the voice of Allah having a private conversation with Allah.
It causes a person to forget these lesser joys that are unimaginable in and of themselves. It is greater than gender itself.
And likewise, a person being deprived of seeing a boss seeing their Creator seeing their maker that would cause their face to be a person being deprived of and the Hereafter is worse than them being admitted into the hellfire.
As was said, because a lot of our character Island Susan Levine he told us
so Marina Homer and Rob became Yeoman even lemma Dragoon, through my numbness on two separate punishments, the first of them the primary punishment, the biggest punishment, then they will be on that day veiled from their Lord. And then secondarily,
they will be admitted into the fire they will enter to burn into the fire.
And that's why it has almost irrational values to say if the worshipers learned that they would not see their Lord on the Day of Judgment, they would have melted in died. That's what they work for that experience. And one of the great worshipers of Mecca ages knafeh Rahim Allah He said, Oh, I wish that my Lord would make the rewards of my actions. Just one look at him, followed by him saying, Oh, never come to our videos, meaning I fast every day and I pray every night and I do what I do. If Allah gives me for all that, just one look at his face, that would be enough
for us to see explicit face alone, I mean, even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was given with no one else was given. They told him Did you see your Lord? Allah known and
he said there was light? How could I see him? Right? The veil of Allah is light. But on the day of judgment in Paradise, Allah says it will gather the people and tell them well, people have gentlemen.
Are you please imagine that and then if the whole world is not pleased with him, it doesn't harm him. Well, that's how much he cares for her slaves. Are you pleased to lead them? They'll say how can we not be pleased when you gave us what you never gave anybody
And so he'll tell them I will give you something greater than that. They would say what is possibly greater than that than gentlemen? eternal bliss forever. No sleep, no sickness, no hunger, no argument, complete and total peace. What can be greater? He said, Oh, he'll do alikoum not whining for now.
I will make permanent for you, my pleasure. I'll be pleased with you permanently, and never become angry with you again. So may you shuffle each other. And then the veil will be removed that veil of whites now they're hiding, the veil will be removed. And there'll be nothing dearer to them than looking at the face of their Lloyds of Panama. Allah who is who is perfect in his beauty and perfect in his mind, the creator the almighty subhana wa Tada. Imagine you being severed from your parents for a very long time, I think because they died or you were traveling. Think of how a face beams when they see their parents again, a lot. So it says, would you even now little ILA behind our
little faces on that day will be beaming, because they will be looking at their Lord their master. Imagine looking at your Creator and the creator of those parents of yours.
And so nothing purifies the heart and causes it to shine like solar.
And that is what prepares that heart and the body that carries that heart to see Allah subhanho wa Taala.
How do we know that? There's a connection between soul and seeing the face of a large surgeon.
Mainly mainly these two.
The first is in Bukhari and Muslim God and all the above on page two, the Hadith someone asked you about it.
He said Salah, he said we were once with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he looked at the moon on a night when it was full. Then he said
in Exeter, owner of Baku.
In these you will see your Lord
just as you see this morning he said so Allah Allah he'll
lead to Buddha Allah to Lord Buddha to different variations, funeral etc. Without having to crowd without having to struggle to see him meaning known as a full moon. Whenever was look at the full moon notice the crowds Hey, hey, get off the Wait, let me look right, everybody can see it clearly. Right? There's no struggling, there's no crowding to see it. He said you will surely see your Lord on the Day of Judgment. The same way you see the moon on his phone.
Wait a minute.
Are we allowed to compare our models creation?
Answer the question. No, we're not.
So why is the comparison being made to the moon here?
Compared to the way that
you asked me You're telling me because it's not really like saying anything. It's not comparing it to the moon is comparing it how you see it.
Believe where'd you get that from?
Good man. I like your mind. Keep keep polishing that mind by like, it's gonna be a service for as long as
they come, as many humans understand this had a theory and he was used this idea. The comparison here is not just going to the moon can compare a lot of this creation is comparing the way you see a lot and the way you see the moon, meaning your clarity of vision will be the same in here and there. So this comparing your eyesight in dunia with your eyesight in general.
not the object that you see.
He said just as you see the moon without legible monitoraggio without having to crowd over to see that moon. He says for any stir bar to Allah to lebu.
So if you're able to not be overcome, regarding praying before the sun rises and praying before the sun sets, then do so.
So what's the connection here? You're going to see a lot and make sure
you don't miss the prayer before the sun rises. And you don't miss the prayer before the sun sets. So that you see Allah. That's the connection. That's why the LMS said that seeing our ma is directly related to how well you perform your Salah. Is that clear? Now I have a question. Why does it save before the sunrise and before the sunsets?
When we know we have to pray all five careers. Is it enough to professionals before sunrise or sunset?
So as I hate saying these two prayers
it's to emphasize these because these, for the most part, are usually the two most difficult prayers for many people. At Feds, you try to squeeze out another hour to sleep right at the office, he trying to wrap up your day, finish up your work, sell your last items, right? Check out and catch the train whatever it is right to get home.
You sleep is being wrapped up with veggies, you want to squeeze some out and your workdays being wrapped up but you want to get something in before nightfall. So if you're keen on these two, you'll surely be keen interest. So to emphasize them, though, they are not everything. So the point is, be sure to put up the fight and make all your Salawat on time, so that you see Allah with such clarity on the Day of Judgment. And then he's all about why is Matthew saying that he recited the ayah or said the hunger on behalf of a lot lower ratio to a formula who will be happy and exalted with the praising of your Lord before the sun rises before the sun sets.
The other hand is either innocence like Muslim, and I'm going to explain the height of redness and then I'm going to tell you what's the difference in the height the height injuries. Okay, you already everybody's awake.
He said Salalah Harley who sell enough congenital Asuka? Yeah two and a half calendula.
Indeed, there is in Paradise, a marketplace that they go to every Friday and then hit boo chemin then the northern winds blow north and gentlemen,
that northern winds blow in their faces and in their garments, their clothing,
causing them to increase in perfection and in beauty.
Then they go back to their families, they go back home, they see their family again, after having been increased in perfection beauty and their family says to them, you're more perfectly than more beautiful when you left and they requested from the YouTube you're more perfect and beautiful than you left.
So Yama Juma is called the day of increase
because they get increased in perfection and beauty on that day by the northern wind. Okay, well that's not the only increase they get when I must have had on what as an levena accidental husana was the for those that do excellent works will have an excellent reward and that increase the problem Salim said in that area that increasing the face of Alma so they, the northern winds blow and beautify them, and they get to see a lot every Friday, which causes their faces to be in like the ayah. We recited says their faces being from seeing their Lord.
On Friday, they all come to that marketplace and they all are gathered, and they see
Allah subhanho wa Taala and other narrations mentioned Allah speaks to every single one of them privately. He gives them see how you had a you had to attend the sermon on Friday in dunia in the Sierra was designed as a personal conversation with every single person. You remember such and such a date, you remember that I have, that was the day that you got guaranteed paradise, that was the day that I saved you and you're gonna go here and there, right? That is the day that you committed this and I forgive you. That was the day that this happened.
So what's the connection between had it enters the marketplace and being increased in music and solder? Friday is when they go to the market and Fridays and they have solder. And Fridays they see a lot. That's the connection between Sala and seeing.
So who can guess the difference between the Venice you go to the market every Friday and you see almost no data and the headache of God or the lavonne? If you're able to make sure you pray, fetch and ask do so for you will see a law the way you see a full moon not having to growl to see him.
Go for it.
Have you got us you will see a lovely Friday?
I did Jerry is it's not it's implied it's not outright clear. But I want you to use your brains especially because we only have people with good brains in the crowd. Had it Jerry says make sure you pray before sunrise and before sunset because there is an opportunity to see a law in general.
Specific prayer times and the connection. The other man said Heidi God
is more specific than hiding ns hiding ns is saying that in general, it Asuka. There is a market in general that everybody goes to and everybody in Genesis also kind of holds out on Friday.
But there are a special class of people that don't miss fish don't miss us very serious about their prayers. They see a lot twice a day.
It's as if he says also lamp you will see him with the utmost clarity the way you see the sun. So hold on to fetch and ask him because those are the two appointments in general depending on how well you do on these
so is referring to the five prayers but it mentioned those to distress them because they're the tough prayers and there's an extra award because of their toughness, or level animus
I say the Son
of God mentions the moon Lilith at birth.
So we said Salah does not just admit you into gender and raise your levels in Java, and Scala prepares you to the degree of how well you safeguard your Scala for the best reward in general, as seeing the face of mobile Sopranos are the last one which is a bit lengthy with very, very
enjoyable, entertaining, enjoyable.
And this is the last virtual salon to discuss in this whole series of talks. Salah is a guiding light. What does that mean? The site of people offering Sala
was the turning point for many, many people to accept Islam.
Because you may not realize it
the power of that solder, but the one that is deprived of it, notice what he doesn't have.
And so the shift
to have a double line is in the series that I transcribed for you guys for Friday nights. He mentioned so many testimonials or people that were impressed with the soul of the Muslim, many of which actually became Muslim themselves because of seeing a Muslim makes Allah
so the person should always take the opportunity to pray in public when that's feasible. When that's feasible.
Thomas Arnold that's Exhibit A Okay, first piece of evidence. Thomas Arnold says no and ahaadeeth you all going through testimonials. They're very beautiful. And then on Thomas Arnold, this
like a little flavor. Anybody know Tom's on all this.
He died in 1930.
He says the Muslims religion is always in the shadows never detached from him. And in his days, he prays five times in a focused ritualistic fashion that has such an effect on the worshiper and the onlooker, guy looking. It is this organized form of worshipping Allah is of the greatest distinguishing factors by which by which a Muslim stands out from others. And so many times of the tourists traveling in the east, notice the extent of its effects on the hearts as for the congregational prayer, the masjid in Jamaica, no one ever sees, even if once in their lives, close to 15,000 praying in the courtyard of the large mosque in Delhi, Delhi, India. And the last Friday
Prayer from Yvonne
just kind of said, right, that's the Friday everyone has to go pray. This is some unspoken law in many cultures, that the most important July of the year is the last tomorrow in Ramadan as if you don't have to come to any other tomorrow if you go to that tomorrow. Anyhow, what he says in Delhi in the last Friday of Ramadan, all of which are absorbed in their prayers, and the signs of fear and intimidation are upon them and every motion, he says no one can see the scene without it reaching the depths of his heart.
And realizing the precedents it has over others. So those that are embarrassed and praying in public, they're actually depriving others from discovering sought out right the beauty of select for those that have seen it.
One Bishop, Bishop moonwalk from France. He says, No one can mix with the Muslims for the first time, except that they are amazed and affected by the display of their beliefs. Because wherever you are, whether in a quiet street, or a railroad platform or a field, so frequently will your eyes fall on a man void of any signs of showing off, nor any desire to be seen. He leaves whatever work was busy, regardless of what it may be. And he goes off in calmness and humility to offer his prayer. It's appointed time.
Earnest renowned the French philosopher
resist. I never entered a Masjid without being overwhelmed with emotion. regret that I wasn't the Muslim.
The Hermit scenario he mentioned the story of a man who was formerly Jewish from his city in his own town, Alexandria, Egypt. He says this man says his own story he says that he became very sick one day.
He says, He kept hearing a voice, urging him to announce that he that I have a Muslim that he's Muslim, even though he's Jewish. He says but when I finally entered the masjid one day, and I saw the people rank in the prayer, as if they were angels, his words, ranked in the prayer as if they were angels.
He said when I saw that I heard myself I heard within me that this is the description of the people that is foretold in their books, the prophets tell told in their books, he said, I became convinced that I wasn't created for any reason except to be a Muslim.
By the way, this is true right in the forehead tells us what Tarahumara Gansu Jetta you see them prostrating and bowing the eyes is delicate methylome vitola that is the description in the Torah.
So he recognizes those in his book. And as for them being like the angel that's also true, because the Hadith I'm sure have never covered it. And Bukhari and Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah also foon Kenapa so food mala a catering
to the most of our wonderful outward habitat our sooner for soft, you tell them Won't you make your rank straight the same way the angels make straight ranks in front of their Lord. They feel the first line first and then the one after it until they become perfectly straight in their ranks.
And you know, this is you know, that just shows you There's nothing nobler really than a Muslim making Sala that scene that you may not detect its virtue. You know, I personally in for the stories are one thing, I personally No, no.
A sister that I spoke to myself, and it was actually
I'll leave on her last name obviously, even I think I mentioned by accident somewhere somehow and something like she would she says when she had become Muslim, she wanted a copy of the Quran from us. And I told her like, why did you become Muslim? Like what did what did it for you? She said Honestly, I was watching a show on
Showtime channel Showtime or HBO channel. This shows called what this show is called sleeper cell. And when ever heard of it, what sleeper cell sleeper cells obviously terrorists, right? Someone who's in hiding was about to get the signal from, you know, some of Aladdin's iPhone and he's gonna blow up something in America.
That sort of sleeper cell is in a national security terminology. So she says the show there's a show when she told me I went up I looked it up what what in the world is this? She said to me in that show, when the actor that was acting the role of the Muslim terrorists got you know, like caught in the star cop, you know, blew his his plan he thwarted the you know, the the evildoer plan and he arrested him they threw in the prison cell. This actor not a Muslim, this actor who's acting Muslim
was acting the prayer of the Muslim in the presence of she said, When I saw him put his face on the ground and say God is great. Basically, I knew that this was religion, this religion was for me.
And she researched and she became Muslim that she reached out to me for a copy of the Quran is another girl also her name was heaven. She also reached out to us for a Quran. She said, I asked her like, why are you considering this? That she I don't think she was Muslim yet.
She said to me, because I took a class in college on
the history of terrorism. Right? So we covered all the terrorists from like, day one until today, right? When we got to 20th century terrorism, of course, you know, of course, you know, right, who else? So as background information to the mentality of the Muslim terrorists, she says my professor began telling us the beliefs of the Muslims. She said when my professor was speaking,
I kept telling myself this is exactly what I believe, not the terrorism part, the background information, the attendance of our faith, she says, and so I realized that I was a Muslim, I didn't even know it. And there was nothing left for me to do but to you know, pronounce my Islam today publicly declare that I was a Muslim.
And so I don't say not not to go too far. Yeah, there is nothing noble in the image of the Muslim making solid even if you don't realize it in the comments right even says I'm in the middle of this. He says, even look at those big panoramic images of the Muslims of the Kava, there is no place on earth where people worship Allah like them all together in the same way doing the same actions at the same time with the same calmness. He says even you'll notice that you will almost never ever see these news channels that bring pictures of Muslims praying at the black box in Mecca, right as they call it, right? They kissing the ground in Mecca. He says you pay attention, you will notice that
they never show you more than a quick snapshot or a transitional movement like the movement of the Sala they won't give you a long clip for 5678 seconds. We were actually shows you that how calm and how tranquil and how peaceful the people are, in their dialogue with their God is that that in and of itself, he says is proved to the power of solid. They don't dare show you a wholesome clip.
And of course, you know, just like any other blessing in your life, when you have a blessing for too long. You don't really know what's valuable, lingers and then you become desensitized to.
And then he mentions also a man by the name of chef Moosa, who ultimately became eventually he became the manager of the solsona printing house in Cairo, because this man was originally from Syria, and he was exiled by his family upon entering Islam, and of the greatest things of Islam that he held so dear the shift Moosa, he said that is that it was the solid It was obvious that of the things that attached him to Sala Islam so much was the slider. And he explained that he would stand there even though he was a very old man with a large white beard. He would never leave the masjid every night, until he prayed to like as soon after Asia, and then he would follow them with 11
Malecon after a shot after that he had prayed. You know, he was very attached to the bread that was obvious. Then he mentioned this was crazy for me. I never heard this before.
He says the man by the name of Zack carry anybody Egyptians, you know, know who that is?
that carry? No, no.
It's fine. I didn't either. He said,
I'm missing 150 60 years ago, he was the representative of the Jews in Egypt. Right?
He says Zechariah himself would say his heart would skip a beat whenever he would see a Masjid, or a masala. And he would rejoice whenever the event would reach his ears. And he would always ask himself whenever seeing a simple farmer in the fields bowing or making salute to Allah, and his little prayer quarters near the streams, why aren't biomes until finally he declared his Islam at the age of 65. And that was a big outburst obviously, because he was a lawyer and he was the representative. Right? The Jews, the Zionist next door. So he actually embraced Islam at the age of 65. And this is caused a very big outcry. Obviously, you know, called the conspiracy and otherwise
kind of like a non Gandhi's son became Muslim as well.
Then he mentions a story of a troubled German,
who saw Muslim praying and he stopped and he waited and he asked about those postures particularly subdued as the Muslim men for the what he was doing, and the meaning of those motions is face to face of the German men was overtaken with an expression of shock and, and being ecstatic, as if he found something he was in search for Sergio for years. He went on to explain that he was suffering from anxiety and constant depression, and could only relax when he placed his forehead on the ground. Upon realizing that Miss Muslims do the same act, you accepted to be taken to the Islamic Center in Munich, Germany, where he took his Shahada.
I have a good friend now, as two months in Brooklyn, whose name is Jason, who has the exact same story. I've saved the emails because I couldn't believe in the emails before I met him. He tells him that I would only find comfort when I put my face on the ground.
And then I find out that you mustn't do that stuff.
And he mentioned a whole bunch of other things that were very, very weird
that they all you know, matched our, the details of the Jedi without him learning of them.
And so it's very interesting. You know, I need to study, what are the keys of people the last panels Alice has fly to the moon and for Anna Mara peruviana. Don't they ponder over the plan? Or are there locks on their hearts? Dr. Murray says that locks have different keys, right. So there are different keys for people's hearts.
So what are the keys that bring people to Islam? Obviously, the greatest key is what
was the greatest key.
So when the one is all about surprise, we underestimate that a lot. We think that all man, no one in the world has our simple clear cut, you know, natural logical to heat one God created it all, manages everything, did it all by himself. Therefore he deserves two directors by himself and deserves to be trusted in that no one has met by the way.
That's the greatest key, obviously have the greatest keys you see now the solid itself, of the keys, of course, the signs and the poor and otherwise, some people. Some people become Muslim, the shift mentioned some people become Muslim without a key at all.
Yeah, he's mentioned though, and I think he went to London was it in the 70s, or the 80s for some data to the people told him she actually want to show you a
cemetery and they brought him into the cemetery and the grave. It was a great moment
that I believe he's name was was recently. They said, This man has a very interesting story. He came to our messages and said, I want to become Muslim.
And they told him, why isn't this I just want to become Muslim. They said, Okay, fine, say the following. Please repeat after me. They gave him a Shahada. The man took a shower that becomes a Muslim, learns how to pray, change his name, Teresa. And three days later, I believe that he was hit by a car and he died. No reason. Right? understandable to us. Right. And sometimes the reasons are
not very orthodox. And he mentioned that when he went to Britain as well, some of the brothers said that an Englishman will invite I guess over the Miss to the masjid. And the Muslims gave him some food they gave him Briana, right. So he said, There is no way the people these people could be guided to make food like this and their religion is wrong.
So it's okay. Whatever, just come and we'll talk about it later. I will clarify the real reason why we're right later.
And there are some people like this there are there are people like this all the time. And he mentioned the story of a man who became Muslim. Because a lot of Quran was ludeman Celtic in anger, law, swatted assaulted me. Lower your voice. Don't be obnoxious. Indeed, the most offensive the most bothersome, the most disagreeable sound is the brain of a dunk. This man was a musician.
So he said to the people when he heard this verse, was Mohammed a musician. They said, No, not at all. He said, because there is no way someone can understand what that verse means. Or that statement means except someone that understands sound and the pitches of sound and the waves of sound and the likes. That the most disagreeable sound is that pitched sound that the donkey makes when he when he panics, the brain of the dunk into the shadow because of that, you know, Gary Miller, I'm sorry, I'm going off on so many different stories, but I hope you're enjoying this unintended, at least partially, in his book, a
very small book, small book, excellent for now, I think it's called, it's called the amazing brand. He mentions that a man became Muslim because of the description of the oceans in the Quran. You know, the many is about the name of Allah, how he carries me through the oceans and how when the waves get high, you call upon Allah subhanaw taala. Sincerely in your you know, in your begging and he said to them was Mohammed the sailor. They said no to how can you describe the oceans like this without being a sailor? It actually he never saw the ocean in his life.
So he took a shower because of that.
So it's worth studying Of course, I'm going to skip a few of the stories Jeff mentioned just to keep on time.
jameelah Jones and Margaret, Philip and Norman noble all these names can talk about that later.
I'll give you one story of an American missionary here. His name after he became Muslims of the so called Bella Bella was an original family name. He was saved from a nearly fatal car accident by Allah's mercy and spent one year in the hospital. He purchased the TV and placed it in his room where the guidance started. Upon seeing the Muslims praying in Mecca, and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia praying, he said to himself, this is the way I don't know anything about these Muslims was I knew they weren't arrogant because of the way they place their faces on the ground. I knew this was the most perfect way of worship.
I know by the way, a story of the exact opposite. One good brother of ours in Brooklyn. His car got towed by the cops who got pounded right so many tickets.
So he gets into the car service. The next
They and he tells him listen, I'm gonna pay you relax, we're just like turn off your your radio, we're gonna be here for a while and I go, you know, get the money order and it goes to the police station and go this and they get the pound and I got a lot of trips to make just, you know, free yourself up from you. You're cool with a young fine. And then obviously, you know, he spent so many hours in the person you have to, you know, start talking. So the man was
us Jewish. He was a Russian man.
And he said to
our brother, have you said to him?
Man, what are you so calm? is a Colombian woman welcome is your car got pounded? You paid hundreds of dollars equal pay me a lot for all this and why you're so cool with it. He said, though most of the point for me to get mad. It's not gonna change anything. Right? Plus, God wants it this way. So God wants it this way. You know, I know that he plans for wisdom, mysterious to us. But I know he plans for wisdom. He said you're Muslim. You're Muslim. Did you guys pray five times a day? Right? Sit here? Did you guys put your face on the ground? You guys really do that? Yeah.
He said I would never do that. That's it. Whoa, hold on. We don't do that for anybody, just for Allah. Just for our Creator. We don't put our we don't bow to anybody. Nevertheless, like prostrate. The guy said to him.
I don't not even go. I wouldn't do that for anybody. And then he tells him what are you see, I'm Jewish by my face in the floor for anybody not even got. So the point is, if a person is not playing with such arrogance, right, he will notice that there is no illustration of humility like sujood. There's nothing like it.
That's when it's seen. It's so effective. There's another testimony here from China. And there's, this is a long one, but I'll read it to you and I'll close.
And this is the story of Leopold Weiss. Anyone know Leopold Weiss is very famous.
I guess not famous enough.
exist. Does anybody know who Leopold Weiss is?
Never saw his name and any book.
He has his own translation of the Quran.
He actually does in English. When he became Muslim, he became he was Muhammad. So Jesus name to Muhammad Asad. Right? How do you know?
Okay, that was Leopold Weiss. He was a Jew from Austria, who died in 1992.
Originally, he was a German, he was a journalist.
And he's the first step. The first break, you know, towards embracing Islam was the Salah. And he tells it in his book, The road to Mecca has a few books and he has a translation of the Quran.
I'll read you just an excerpt from his book. It's about a page and a half and I'll close the lecture. He says no luck on the roads in Mecca. In that autumn of 1922, I was living in a house in the old Jerusalem and would frequently sit at a window upon a wide field owned by an Arab man known as hedgy.
He would rent donkeys and riding animals to caravans and at night, you would see those large camels sprawled around sleeping without their riders around them. Hadji would gather them for solid many times every day, grab his customers to make them
stand them in one straight line. And he was there he mom battling together towards Mecca. Then again to prostrate their foreheads touching the ground would follow their leaders low voice barefoot on his carpet, arms above his chest. Notice how detailed he noticed things from the beginning.
lips moving without a sound, you could tell he was praying with his entire soul.
It bothered me to see this deep prayer with its only physical movements. He had spoke English. So I said to him, Do you really believe that I love waits for you to show your respect
to him by bowing and prostrating? Doesn't it make sense to simply pray in your heart?
While all these bodily motion without all these bodily motions and these postures, right, all this movement you're doing?
He says as soon as I uttered these words, I felt regretful that I had an experience that heavy conscience for I didn't want to insult this elderly religious man. Luckily, he didn't appear to show any signs of being upset. Rather, he smiled widely. And he asked, then what other ways should we worship Allah? Didn't he create both the body and the soul?
Shouldn't we then worship him with them both, didn't he? Listen, I'll explain to you why we
The way we do, we turn our faces towards the camera, Allah sacred house in Mecca, realizing that all the Muslims regardless of where they are facing this direction, and we are like one body and Allah is the focus of our thoughts. First, we stand straight and recite some parts from the Noble Quran, remembering that it is a buzz word revealed upon the human being, so that we may be straightforward and pleased in our lives. Then we remind ourselves, saying none deserves to be worshipped but he and we bow because we consider him above all things, and we glorify his mic and matches. After that we prostrate on our faces, because we feel that we came from nothing less than dirt, and He is the Most
High then we raise our heads and since
asking Him to forgive us, envelop us in His mercy, Guide us to the straight path and Grant has health and provisions notice
how melesa didn't become Muslim on the spot and that's why when you find an opportunity to give down just plant the seeds maybe they grow 10 years later maybe on the Day of Judgment your deeds don't add up and you find something sprouted didn't just plant the seeds just throw things right.
If guidance sprouts and when it's that's only for almost Panda, it's not up to you anyway. Right. It may or may not sprout, it may sprout now may not sprout now.
Even amazon seller could not control them. So don't beat yourself too much with that just plant your seeds. He says that he continues, then we prostrate a second time placing our forehead on the ground, touching the dirt with our faces, grasping realizing the power of the one and only in his greatness. After that we sit upright and supplicate to Allah to bless the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who carried to us his message as he had blessed the previous prophets. you're noticing what part of the Salah is talking about? Yes, everyone
gave us a light dial it brought him on it brought him as he had bless the previous prophets, as well as to bless us and all of his righteous leave the follow the path and grant this goodness in this world and goodness in the hereafter. Finally, we turn our heads to the right and left saying is Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatu greeting with that every pious person, wherever they may be, and the angels as well. And you're also written ages but
many years not hajis I mean, how
many years later See, I realized that this Hajji had opened for me the first door towards my entering Islam. Until then, though, the thought of me choosing Islam as my religion would overtake me every time I saw and many times I saw a Muslim with his feet erected on the straw mats in prayer, head lowered, oblivious of all that occurs around it was kind of Allah have mercy on us.
And all those things that have passed along.
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