Why We Pray 4
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We love him the lump sum of those salam ala Rasulillah Allah Allah He also got the Chateau La ilaha illallah, WA Shetty, Calico and Mohammed Abdul who whenever you want also, to begin the name of Allah All Praise and glory belongs to Allah animes finest peace and blessings be upon Muhammad 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 message.
We continue in sha Allah 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 17 merit or virtue of Salah and that is Salah is optional. Right Salah is of the means that help a person ensure he will remain upon who the upon guidance until he meets a large soldier.
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The 18th virtue of Salah is that salah is a divine gift.
It's a very special gift from Allah subhanho wa taala. So that Salah 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 overjoyed 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
the cycle over
and above what indicates this is truly a gift from Allah subhanaw taala is that this was the part of our religion that Allah asila Jin legislated to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam directly without the intermediate re of Jabril Ali Salam, right. Without the mediation of the realism GPI said did not bring the till all Muhammad, Allah says pray, right.
The famous story of the Salah from the Hadith that we know that Allah told him and commanded him directly with the 50 prayers and then ultimately became five prayers with the road of 50. So this direct giving of the Salah to our Ummah, through the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam without Jabril in the middle, this is a sign of the Salah is something very special, and also something very personal.
As Buckley magdeleine was in Iraq, Mala he used to see men with looking at them who's like your son of Adam Coulier being in the Caribbean. And Matt, you will rob 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 home of Mohammed Salah Alejo, Salam because there's a little bit of a difference between this home and the previous woman. The previous home had to make their salon a specific place. That's when they would converse with Allah and pray this OMA converses with Allah as well was in any place on Earth. You just need to wash up and pray. What's the gift? So what
can use your hands 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 out and you stand in the presence of the King dilla Jelena.
So a person
to realize this salah 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 and act of gratitude to Allah subhanahu wa taala.
Because you know, in 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 are the three pillars of the three degrees or call them stations of things, that things occurs at heart first, to know that this is from Allah, 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 shockula or to talk about the sunset. Allah has been so kind to me, Allah has done such and such for me. That's the second degree of shock. The third degree of shock that's related to Salah is that chakra is also an action. You think Allah by acting the way he wants as Allah Azza
to one of his most blessed prophets, the king and the prophet that would Ali salaam, a man who Allah the who the chakra, do Oh family of the woods, thanks. So thanks, it's something to be done. It is an action as well.
And also thanking Allah azza wa jal is a reason for you to be increase in whatever blessings you have with Devin are a bookworm in Chicago, too lazy the Nakum Your 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 choke is the scissor by which you clip the feathers of your blessings usually can't fly away.
And others have said show crew this Thankfulness is the way that you tie down the blessings that you have. It's the rope the chain that you 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 Allah Azza gave us and considering the blessings that Allah sends to us or non stop uncountable, like unending green, just showering down day and night is blessings. It's only be fitting that we thank him day and night without ever stopping, right? That's what matches like the angels Allah Allah says about the angels. You said before Leila on the hara life to rule.
They glorify Him by night and by day, they never get restless. They never get tired, they never quit.
And Allah created you to do that as well to be thankful. The ISS will Allah who have Roger Corman Bitonio, heretical letter Allah gonna share with some al Assad all Lala conditio Quran, Allah pulled you out of your mother's 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 it 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 Allah day and night, right? We can't we asleep we need to eat. We can't. That's not our nature. So Salah came to fill the gap, to make up for our inability to do what we're supposed to be doing, affecting Allah day and night. So so long as you worship Allah correctly, that is how you show thanks to him. As he said some kind of water Allah will surely learn income to me. Yeah, who taboo.
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 Oh family of the old 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?
What's today's act of worship?
What's this whole series of lectures about solid? That is the greatest act of worship. Do we say the prophets of Allah or Aniko, Selim said, I'll solder to hieromonk door. The Salah is the best thing that was ever all there any shooter the best thing I was ever religiously, and he said, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam offload our man, our Salah to democracy has like
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 how everything connects.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala said, in our Polina can kill her for Salah.
We gave you the abundance on Hammond. El Khilafat is much good. He gave a much good in this dunya much good in the afternoon. And all of that good is a river that's called the Gulf and in the afternoon, let's have the plane that he gave him over the Kalfa that he gave him.
So what is he supposed to do? The very next day I says we have given you a Kelvin. So pray to your Lord for for Lilia rhombic that's how you show thanks to Allah Azza did for it. And Bukhari and Muslim.
It was confirmed that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam entered Mecca in the eighth year in the conquest of Mecca, Mecca, the first thing he did was he entered the house of his cousin
who Mohan bins ever thought him and he prayed at Rock as in her house.
Why in Doha time? Why? To thank Allah that He granted him the blessing
of the conquest of Mecca?
And in Bukhari and Muslim also in Malaya in a short amount of the Allah Han says that the Prophet sallallahu 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, Flf who know Aberdeen shockula Shouldn't I be thankful sleeves? So how am I thankful sleep by praying?
And it's like Muslims shouldn't be the wood from the hater. Bucha Radi Allahu Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said useful for Allah Cooney. sunnah may mean a highly conserved or for 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?
Thomas gets 80? Right? So 100, not 260? No
360 Right. There's actually a hadith that mentions that
way before science was able to observe it with its microscopes. But the Hadith, this hadith, that we're calling for issue of chakra thanking Allah for praying, it says every morning you have to pay a charity for every single one of your joints.
What? So we owe 360 charities every single morning.
He said, Sal, Allahu alayhi wa sallam couldn't look for couldn't loot as we had in South Africa. Every time you make a spear and you Say Subhan Allah, that's one charity. What couldn't adapt, Li let in sort of every time you say La Ilaha in the mud, sort of as a charity, or Cullotta immediate and sort of, and every time you say and handle that sort of what could be wrong in South Africa. And every time you say hola, hola go to southern whatever will be marvelous. And every time you come and go, this is this. When you are located in South Africa, and forbidding evil as a sub, all these are forms of charity. He said some Allahu Allah. Were you dizzy or unveiling a coolie raka attorney
yokkao Houma, Doha, and it would suffice in place of all this instead of doing all that the shortcut to make two records in the Doha time, the early morning, meaning a little after sunrise, before little before that whole window to pray to rock as you've
shown gratefulness verse 360, joints that suffices. So once again, Salah is a way to show you. And you know this hadith about 360 joints, it calls our attention to what
to the blessings that we are not very mindful of right joins whoever thinks 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 intimate. It's like the hadith of Abdullah and Max on what they did with the instrument imagine. They report the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when asked by having come in and visit with whomever Have you wakes up in the morning secure in his residence, he wakes up safe at home, more often fever than he is pardoned in his body, meaning he's healthy, relatively healthy. And then we'll go to Yeoman. He has his days provision yesterday's meal for Ken NEMA, he's at live with duniya behavior philia. It is as if this entire world from its farthest corners have been gathered for this person. Right let's things 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 thanks Allah as though you think 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 is no valid excuse. There, it cannot be imagined that our Muslim does not pray on time.
living with Smith,
except the woman who's in menses, or a woman who's postpartum after she delivered a baby. Aside from that it cannot be imagined that a Muslim doesn't pray.
Even the combatant as an adjusted prayer in our religion and the battlefield. So if anybody would have been excused it would have been him right.
So the person that's busy with duniya from his prayer
This person more than ever should keep in mind that he owes more thanks 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,
mentor factor have you helped enough? See, whomever reflects on his creation, the way that Allah created him, I demand nemaline at my file, so you know who the very bad that he will realize that his body was only made to be flexible so that he will worship Allah? That's the reason why Allah made you bendable and made you functionable. Why so that you will worship him? So what happens when you use all of those faculties to disobey will Allah with them?
So Salah is of the primary ways to show thanks to Allah. And it makes up for our inability to thank Allah azza wa jal, either because we never could realize all the little listings we have the hidden blessings, if you will. And because even if we could, we're human beings and we can't think and day and night even though he blesses us day and night.
The next virtue of Salah number 20 Is that solid serves to infuriate shaytaan
and the allies of Shavon
and this is an act of worship. As Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says about the Sahaba you already was a raw Lea Lea loving human who for Allah made the Companions so great to spite with them the enemy. This is an act of worship. And that's why the prophets of Allah who suddenly said was such the attorney to humanity and for Shavon
and that the two superfoods in particular is Helene is referring to two superfoods you make at the end of the prayer when you mess up when you forget the prayer. You make the superfoods right. shaytaan tried to distract you from the prayer. So what you do, you pray to God in the end to make up for it. He says Allah Allah Azza de Souza Jude's, Allah legislated them while you're about to add to the prayer, but this is an 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 thinks he's, you know, big shot.
to disgrace him.
You thought you're, here's some more, right. That's an act of worship to infuriate him.
It's just like the Hadith you mentioned today in the hotspot, that Allah hates that you look, arrogantly, but he permitted it for every gender. Why? Because it spiked in 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 Allah came for this.
Because Shavon tries to attack your prayer, and combat you in your prayer through every means. Like he'll tell you don't pray.
If you disobey Him, He's not gonna leave you alone. Just okay, at least don't pray in your mouth. I'm praying them. Alright, I'm praying from us. And then if we're going to come to the mosque, he'll get us, for example, to decorate our mosques a great deal to distract us in our prayer. And he's not allowed, by the way and he said that Trayvon is strict. Many of us do that. To make our messages overly decorated, 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 free. Think about that sometimes a person not knowing this fell for the trap of shaytani could even donate money sometimes to lessen the reward of those that previously distracting them. But the point is Shavon comes at you don't pray, okay? Don't bring them okay. We distracted when we bring in the masjid. Whatever it may be. This is a target for him. He saw the salah Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in NEMA you read the shade on a yoga camera or devil la fille comedy when may city also dare come and decree law. He won his Salah Devall and to monta Hoon Shavon wishes listen to this, this is
the strategy of triathlon, Allah is disclosing it to you. He's letting you know his plans as a murse. So you may be on
be on edge and be prepared. Take your precautions. Shaitan 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 Allah being conscious of Allah and saw that it gets in the way between you and salah, so will you not desist once you stop? So saw is as by virtue of this verse is a strategic target for Shavon
and that's why when you do make Salah it breaks
it Speights it disgraces him
and invite Muslim.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, either Cara blue, there was such that said Jada Iridessa Shavon we epic. When the Son of Adam recites the verse that has searched the you know, the 15 places in the Quran, that when you recite them, you're supposed to make sujood right according to the gym or summarize its worship. But according to the majority of scholars who recommend it highly recommend that you Stop where you are admitted to Jude, and you come back and continue reciting.
He said, some Allahu alayhi wa sallam when the son of Adam recites that sedge
and then he makes us a Jew that he frustrates at Tesla Shavon we are looking shaitan goes off to the side and begins to cry. You have all O'Meara knew Adam is sujood essentially the fella who Jen were omitted to the sujood forbade over oscillates funnily enough, he says the Son of Adam was commanded to mix the Jews, so he made some Jude, so for him is paradise. And I was commanded to make sujood 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
also on Slack Muslim, behind the jab, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the shavasana, but as and yeah Buddha, hula masala Luna features of the Arab world like if Rishi Bina shaitan has despaired that those who make Salah will ever worship him again in the Arabian Peninsula buds meaning his only hope remains were in instigating between them.
So number one, those that make prayer have caused Shaitan to despair, right? And Salah also prevents you from falling into *. He disappears and you ever worshipping
Also in selecting Muslim, a third Hadith the hadith of Allah Allah boldly. He says the earth men of nebula House came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said O Messenger of Allah, in the sheikh Ana called Halloweenie will be in
solidarity with karate you like this to her Ali? The Shaitan 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 to reprimand them, it also said to him that good Shavon you are the winner who wins. This is a straight line whose name is cleanser, meaning there is a very specific shaytaan who specialize his PhDs in what in prayer, distracting him from the that's his job.
That's the Shavon His name is at least no His name is Kinsey. The speciality of one
his 24/7 is to take away from your Salah whatever he can he said to as often and this is a short one His name is in zip for either had access to who
but I would be learning
what would Elias Eric so when you feel him bothering you confusing you're not you're not able to focus then seek refuge in Allah three times there has been damage done as you mentioned earlier who ecology seek refuge in Allah three times and what full its full means spittle, you know Switzerland's right spindles not split right split with what spiritual is
is the spitting without the water Godwin
split them up was the guy on the left and it's gonna be a problem it'll slide to get into dangerous after that right
remember a long time already studying he's had he's one of the shooters and guys that cheer well what if the guy next to me said no no, no no no tell him Mind your business it's not for you it's for the guy here with you
so you special on your on your left thrice
offending me lost himself he said what he said so I did that for as have a loved one and so Allah protective shutdown wasn't bothering any more muscle after looking at the so heavy 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 you tell people that how you say 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 and it work because he's not trying he knows it when the messenger of Allah speaks the truth. There's no doubt in it.
and those that were
also a fourth Hadith in Sahih Muslim hangable Hurayrah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the shaytani they sent me I didn't need that Abu Salah at a high level Dragoon had delays Morrow sotto Fei the second Roger afterwards was a very they sent me
a lesson or Soto for either seven seconds Roger afterwards was
that when the shaytaan here's the call to prayer
he runs away, passing gas very loud so that he doesn't have to hear it
drop is is
passing guests with a 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 Obama is made, stand for prayer now, he does the same thing. He runs away past the gas 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 Salah and if you are consistent with regard salah, this breaks your Shavon
and we said this Salah is fights the shaytaan 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 Shavon don't get me wrong, I don't mean we make Salah to spite the world around the Snoke is the last of the virtues of Salah we'll discuss the child but before we get into the danger of leaving Salah is that salah is a means of Dawa Okay?
When people there is good in them and when Allah wishes guidance for them one of the greatest factors for them opening their eyes to Islam is them seeing the Muslims praying so many have entered Islam we'll get to 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 the environment and imagine that every bit of Asia. We're in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said mahasiddha to Cambodia Buddha Allah che in Macedon schemata Salam You mean the Jews never envied you? Over anything, the way they envied you with regards to cell Salah you saying Salaam Alaikum the breathing of Islam, right is the upon you, peace be with you. And I mean, that means the saying of Amin
these things we see that these are our rituals, we display them out loud. And these boil the blood of those that have evil in their hearts that have envy in their hearts.
And subhanAllah it's sad 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 salam to one another. And it's of the size of the Day of Judgment, right? A person is supposed to give an answer those he knows knows he doesn't know. And sometimes even in Muslim country, it's so sad that a person can give salam and the person will not require the salah.
Or he'll prefer to say some foreign statement, right? Like Bon Jovi or anything else or ceremony. You don't Islam, by the way, you will not giving salam to someone is only allowed as a means of punishing him.
But some people voluntarily don't give salah or don't return the Salah, and they prefer some other greeting or reply over the province. I'm saying they didn't envy anything about you the way they envied these things, and yet you prefer something else.
And also to 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 event and the bomb and it's our Eid and the bowing and the focus. And like I said, there is a reason for many to be intrigued about us, and many to enter Islam. But those that don't wish for good and don't wish that the others would see the good. This boils their blood so let it boil their blood. This is an act of worship in and of itself.
The 21st virtual of Salah This is a bit of a lengthy one so we'll end the session with the child Mars soldier
is that in Salah 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 Virtual 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
You know, 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 subhanho wa taala.
As General Islam in the same era from Allah, He says
one factor was for less immune li ever that came, Rena was Fuller, 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 inherit 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 Subhana what's out.
So considering that's our nature, then there will be no comfort for the human being, and no fulfillment, and no satisfaction for the slave for the human, except by throwing himself at the doorstep of his master, right, and submitting to his master subhanho wa Taala and dipping himself in the service of his master gentler 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 are 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 will be enslaved to everything else. There'll be enslaved to the shaytaan. And they'll be enslaved to their hopes, their own hopes that they could be living in a fake 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 enslaved 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 want to
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?
Does 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 that's where the fish and the sea is white with the fish,
but will engulf the bird the brutal drought.
We asked for freedom but freedom to do what we can only express our nature as it was created. The prayer mat of the Earth is freedom, freedom from slavery, so other than the one the one who offers ashore in this ocean of love to swim in and a horizon that extends to the next life yet we choose the prison and we call it freedom. So we agree with freedom is when we this we misunderstand or can debate on where can we find that freedom.
Dr. Del Rahim Allah with it Ramadan zego Allah's mercy upon him and bless him for what he left of her legacy and knowledge with this woman. He says