Connecting with Allah through Salaah
Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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stand before him any time of the day with the exception of those few periods or hours during the day where the Prophet said you shouldn't pray.
But even these hours or these periods, according to many Allah, if you have to pray if you miss the Salah, or if you there is a gentle sort of there is a prayer that has to be prayed you can still pray during these hours.
Nonetheless, almost with the exception of these three parts of the day, which is right after fudger until sunrise, right before her until after noon until after the sun passes the meridian passes the reaches its zenith and then what is known as OLED. And right after, from after also after until Mallory and in some of them right before sunset. with exceptions of the with the exception of these hours, you pretty much can play any time of the day you can all you have to do to communicate with a loss of Hannah who with either,
you don't need to reserve.
You don't need to have an appointment. You don't need to go through anyone. You don't need a special permission, you don't need a special, all you have to do is make Hulu or B be upon taharah and then offer tokens. And the minute you say Allahu Akbar and you start Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. Start reading and Fatiha. Whether you read it out loud, or you read it so that you can hear you read it to yourself, whether you do that Allah Subhana Allah, you engage in a conversation with a law surgeon.
And in spite of whatever you may have been doing during the day,
or whatever you you've done all your life, if you turn back to a loss of habitat, he welcomes you, he allows you to come and stand before Him with all of our deficiencies and flaws. Allah Subhana Allah allows us to speak to him, there are some human beings.
There are some human beings that that we give them our votes, or we give them the power or authority over us. And then they don't look at us. There are some human beings that we we celebrate, and we become their fans, we go crazy. And there is no way to get through to them. And if you ever run into any of them, they look down upon you Who are you, I'm one of your fans, I'm what made you who you are, nonetheless, they don't look at you. And if any one of us get any attention from them, or any recognition or any response, even if it's on Twitter, or Facebook, or so and so responded to me retweeted my tweet, or replied to my tweet,
we get excited.
Another fellow human being,
that could be less than you that could in the eyes of my way, nothing.
So imagine if it's some some some person that has authority or some King or some president or some
CEO of a big company, or
that we're talking about a law, then he called me a law firm above his throne responds to you
and welcomes you and allows you but brothers and sisters, not only does he allow us, but he actually invited us
He told us to come over. And every day he sends us five invitations.
Every time by the way that you hear the event or not. If you hear that, then that means the invitation has reached you. But even if you don't hear the event,
a loss of habitat every time when I'm awesome how to Allah allows you and I to live through the day to live until the next prayer every time that prayer comes, that's an invitation for our lives. I extended your life
up to this point.
Come to me. And we know that whether you know one day now in this life, when we turn back to Allah Subhana Allah sub to us.
I mean ultimately is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And ultimately is it's it's Allah Subhana Allah who guides but it's up to you still have a say. But one day there will be an invitation or a call that none of us can deny or turn down.
And when that day comes, Lester hirasawa none of us will be able to delay ask for an extension one more hour so I can make a couple of prayers that I missed.
One more hour so that I can repent one more, No, none of that will be given when that invitation comes. When that moment comes. The person is going to go back to a loss of Hallo with Allah. And guess what would be the first thing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the first element
that you said that the servant of Allah will be asked about
and if that's good, if everything is fine with it, then that person shala makes it through. And if that's not good,
then trouble is ahead.
And that's why the prophet in the heads of the long Hadith The Prophet said,
Moodle Islam, the pillar, the main pillar, the post, right? The pole upon which this whole tent or this whole establishment of Islam is stands on is a solid
right, it's Salah.
Now someone might say well of course we know how significant sama is why why are we bringing Why are you bringing this up because brothers and sisters
in addition to the fact that it's an obligation upon us in a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala many people are struggling in their lives due to the fact that they do not have a strong connection with Allah or Salah is not part of their daily life
and a loss of subhanho wa Taala when he prescribed Salah, he prescribed Salah for our own good voila, it will make a difference if you and I in every single human being on the face of this planet stands up right now at this moment and bow down to Allah Subhana Allah in submission, when law he it will not increase the kingdom of Allah subhanaw taala it will not
be of any benefit to Allah subhanho wa Taala who is the direct beneficiary of Salah You
see, that's the thing about Allah.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered us to do it for our own good. This is a cat or soda, you might say there is someone else that benefits.
Anything else think of anything someone else might benefit? Someone might say How about fasting? Well, the same thing fasting Of course you do it for the loss of habitat but in fasting you you're not eating, drinking.
Someone will benefit your wife will get a break from having to cook for you.
But Salah who benefits from Salah, no one, the man benefits, no domestic benefits, no one benefits. Who is the only benefit doesn't love benefit to Allah azza wa jal Allahu Allah Subhana Allah says, money
is self sufficient, he doesn't need his servants
alone, and tells us in more than one place in the court, Anthony, you and I come he is he doesn't need you.
So who benefits you and I, we as individuals we benefit. We as professionals, we benefit. we as human beings, we benefit we as decent human beings who are pursuing virtue, who want to be more virtuous, who wants to improve themselves, benefit, we as members of families, or as heads of households, we benefit.
We benefit where do we find that in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the benefits of Salah
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man was created by nature to be impatient.
in a state of anxiety, either My son will shovel Jesu, when evil touches him,
his struggle struck with anxiety, panics, he's overwhelmed. Obviously most human beings are, some of us might have, you know, our threshold might be more than others. But everyone, there is a level of, of distress there is a level of of hardship, that when it's finally when that hardship hits you when it reaches that level, each and every single one of us. We cannot
we're human beings we have limited capacity, either Mr. whose shoulders or what he them as a woman
from the irony of human nature is that not only do we lose control and when we are impatient, when we are struck with calamities and hardship, but also when we experience fortune, we become ungrateful.
Fortune sometimes overwhelms us and it gets to our heads and we start acting foolishly and we withhold
depriving ourselves on the long run. So Allah just says the exception of this, who are those who don't have this type of mood swing, if you will, those people who are not who don't go all the way to the right or all the way to the left, who can maintain the balance have Who are those people who can maintain a balanced personality?
Allah as of just as 11 mousseline, except those who pray,
except those who pray. And then Allah describes them and off their descriptions to our mentioned one in the beginning and one at the end. Allah gives us multiple descriptions, multiple qualities, 12345, multiple qualities, the first one and the last one, both of them have to do with their attitude, their attitude towards Allah is not only did Allah describe them as those who pray, but he actually said,
and this is this is this is what we need to analyze, because many of us say, well, we I pray 105 times a day, and I even pray more, but you know, I don't see. And the point of this football brothers and sisters is just to motivate us and find a way each one of us should find a way for himself or herself to take our relationship or to take our salon to the next level. I'm not saying our salons have to be exactly like the quality of our solar house we have that like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but a small improvement in Salah. Voila, it will make a big difference. If you're one of those people who pray occasionally no now commit to praying at least five times. If
you pray five times, but you're not punctual, you're not start the next level would be to be consistent with your Salah and pray on time.
If you pray on time, you pray in Jamaica, if you pray in jamara, you pray your sadness.
If you pray your Sooners, you pray now if you take it to the next level, and whatever level you're at, you pay attention to one of the if not the most important element of Salah, which is crucial.
Which I think we should dedicate a whole hog before for sure. This is what is going to make a big difference. And this is one of the most common deficiencies. One of the most common struggles that we have is struggled with for sure. It's not about praying. It's about how you pray the quality of the Salah. So Allah azza wa jal says, describes these people as with two descriptions in the beginning, Allah Subhana Allah says Allah Vina whom Allah Sona team, you have your own, those who are who safeguard their prayers, those who maintain their prayers, those who maintain their prayers, so prayers have to be maintained. And consistently you will find not only in this but in other parts
of the Quran every time Allah Subhana Allah commands us. Allah doesn't say pray. Have you noticed that? Allah didn't say solu
Allah says what?
After Miss Salah
to the prophet and those the rest of us or he says, a tea masala
Allah didn't say pray he says epi masala establish the prayer
and that word is loaded
with a lot of meanings.
so Allah Subhana Allah what is okay masala consistently.
Those who save god, they're, they're consistent with their prayers, not on and off consistently. And then at the end of these verses, Allah subhana wa tada says,
Sorry, those who are keen on their prayers, right, those who are keen, concerned with their praise, they pray properly, they take prayer seriously. And then at the end of the verse, Allah says, One levena who might want it him the mo and those who are consistent with their prayers. So one, they the quality of their, their commitment to the prayer is high. Number two, they are consistent with their prayers.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam welcome is Allah in na sala de Cana mini Nikita mo Botha.
There is due time and this is part of establishing the Salah.
being concerned with us Allah, Allah subhana wa tada mentions and other benefits of Salah. So not only is it going to balance us and help us get you know, make sure that we maintain balance when it comes to our own psychological, emotional and spiritual well being. But Allah Subhana Allah mentions Another benefit of Salah it improves our character,
our flock, it will make us better individuals more virtuous Allah azza wa jal says, Welcome is solid enough solid 10 and in fact,
he will move go service a prayer for Salah for bids from fascia
evil actions and monka and since Salah for business from indecency Salah is what is going to keep us in check is supposed to do that and by the way if someone comes to me says I pray but I you know I still have well maybe you need that's that's what that's why we exactly need to take our soul out to the next level that's why we need to focus on for sure maybe the quality of Salah is not impacting your character, your behavior it's not putting between you and since indecent acts wickedness it should it should push you away from it. So Salah by nature Salah is designed to make us better individuals improve our character. There is another benefit of Salah now I'll mention one one more
so three, right the third one brothers and sisters
the protection of our households, our marriages.
Why is it that in the middle of the verses that talk about Divorce, Divorce sometimes this
has to happen has to take place in the middle of the verses that break down the rules of divorce Allah subhanaw taala talk verses that talk about divorce right in the middle of these verses in Surah Baqarah go look it up. There is an there is what looks like an interruption right before Allah azza wa jal mentions the last type or the last
you know, verses of divorce, there are different sets of verses. Right?
So there's the last portion right before that portion is mentioned in sort of the Bukhara you'll find something very interesting. Allah Subhana Allah, it just looks very abrupt. It looks very sudden, Allah subhanaw taala says, Have you who have swallower
maintain and safeguard prayers was saw that you lose store and especially in a specifically the middle prayer.
Some scholars say it's awesome.
Right? Some scholars say it's fragile, because depends on how you see the word where the word is that they start. So anyways,
so the middle prayer, and some scholars say all of the prayers of the middle prayer, right, so have you who out of silhouette, and the most sound or the strongest opinion is that it's also prayer, maintain and safeguard prayers and especially the middle of prayer, Allah Subhana Allah says, half of Allah salatu salam, Mustafa como de la politan, and get up in the middle of the night for Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the state of devotion. Actually, you will find a hint in another suitor and I will conclude with this please move forward in filling the gap is about ecological
Allah so just tell us about a very special family in the Quran, the family of Zakaria, Professor curry,
the family of the career.
Allah subhanaw taala talks about them and he says, praises the courier his wife and his son.
Yeah, Allah him Salah. May Allah subhanaw taala is peace and blessings be upon them all. So Allah subhanho wa Taala praises that family in the last panel with dialysis and zekeria should most of us should know that the Korea the Korean Peninsula did not have a child for a long time. Finally, Allah Subhana Allah blessed him with a child while he was praying in the mirror up, he was praying right in the most front part of the masala. So he was given the news, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in Surah ambia that
whether it was actually is another of the who wrote the letter, not only for the antihero, Murthy, so Allah Subhana, Allah says, For him to Allah,
Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah says we gave him Yeah, and we rectified or we, we
improved or fixed his wife for him. Some scholars say that means Allah subhanaw taala made her physically capable of getting pregnant. Right? And some people say no, it goes beyond that, meaning that that she was she was made righteous. But Allah Subhana Allah mentioned something in closing of this verse, Allah says in the home can we add our own and our Robin wa Catalina Hashem, as a household, they used to pray to us, they used to devote themselves to us what law he Allah will not let down a household that stands in devotion to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah bless our households, may Allah Subhana Allah maintain our character, may Allah Subhana Allah
make us of those who maintain their prayers and benefit us through praise Apolo head of cola, cola and even a competitor
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