Attaining the Love of Allah, Part 3
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Hello, hello Amanda Rahim. hamdulillah Hello. I mean, WA Salatu was Salam or Adam and where he thought I met in linode. I mean,
early he was so happy he may
we begin by thanking and praising Allah. And we beseech him to shower Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his salutations and compliments and mercy. And we asked a lot to teach us that which benefits us and to allow us to benefit from that which he has taught us and to increase us in beneficial knowledge.
It's been several weeks since our last time together, where we began this topic of attaining the love of Allah subhana wa Tada.
So he said, there is a difference between a person loving a lot
and between a person being loved by Allah.
So a lot of people can claim that they love but the question that needs to be asked is, are you loved.
So we began and the first two gatherings Xochimilco, the first two gatherings we spoke about the first way to attain the love of Allah and we said this is extrapolated from a list of 10 that amount of delay him or him Allah who is a great scholar
in Muslim history, and he authored a book called my dad he just said he came and in it he collected 10 ways to attain the love of Allah. And so we mentioned the first one does anybody remember what it was?
Who was here in the last night? I don't even remember what it was. It was before Ramadan. Was it just before Ramadan? Or I think it was the last week before Ramadan? Okay, so not too long ago, so you guys are not excused?
I thought it was a long time ago. So what was the first one? Yes.
There is absolutely a way to attain the love of Allah but that's not the one that we discussed.
Yes. Are you here? I want to hear from someone who is here who is here.
You see Oh boy, there you go. Now we found the people we got to punish so who was here? So we can we can have a special punishment for you guys? No, no, there's no punishment. There's no punishment. There's there's only happiness. We said the first one is recite ation of the Quran with reflection will only be tradable. You were here.
Okay, I think about that. There are too many with a double
reciting the Quran with pondering and, and with reflection. So he said, that's the first one. So if you were here for that session, and you forgot about it, that's okay. It's only normal for human beings to forget. Thankfully, it's been recorded. So you can go back and you can review it. And anybody who is joining us now for this series, and they weren't here in the previous parts, you can find it on the msgid
on the msgid, IOC mustard youtube youtube page. The lectures are there. So let's move on to the second one, just so that we can make progress in Shaolin. Like I said, if you forgot or you missed something or you're just joining us please check back with the previous videos.
The second method that immaculately and Rahim Allah mentions about how to attain the love of Allah is a tough job in a law he benowa Phil
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for inner Mozilla to Isla de la gente wubi at Babel muhabba. So it says in the sentence here, he says coming close to Allah and this will be the discussion or discussion tonight, coming close to a law with voluntary actions after fulfilling the obligatory ones.
And he said this is a means of transitioning from a station of loving to a station of being loved.
One more time,
coming close to Allah through voluntary actions after fulfilling the obligatory ones. This will be a means of transitioning from the station of loving to the station of being loved.
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So let's begin at the beginning. We know first and foremost that fulfilling the obligations. The Arabic word for that that we said here is a follow up, follow up, which is plural singular form is
something that is obligatory, meaning there's no option, it's not up to me to decide what I like to do it or not, it's something I have to do. So obligatory.
Right off the bat, we know that this is the best way to come close to Allah. Somebody wants to have a relationship with Allah, somebody wants to seek closeness to Allah, this is a common question. I want to feel closer to my Creator, I want to have a relationship with my Creator, I want to know my Creator, how I want to love my Creator, I want my Creator to love me, step one, fulfill the obligatory actions begin at the beginning. And this is very, very logical. How many of you who are parents?
Mashallah many of your parents? Okay. How many of you are grandparents?
Okay, a few. Okay. So, so those of you that are parents, and those of you that are not parents, are you children? Okay, good. So you can all relate to the example of like, one lucky. So if you are a parent, imagine if your child comes to you. And you tell them listen,
going to school in the morning,
which Karen, there's no discussion about that. You got to go to school? Can your child wake up in the morning and you say, you know, today I'm just
not today? Is that is that acceptable in your household? If it is, can you doubt me, please.
But it's not optional, right? You wake up in the morning, you got to go to school. That's what you got to do. So imagine if your child comes to you with such intelligence and love and just blows you away and melts your heart and says, No, no, I don't want to go to school. But you know what? I'm going to clean my room all day today. You know what? I'm gonna even clean your room. I'm gonna do all the chores now. But I don't want to go to school. Is that acceptable?
You're going to tell them what do you know that's not accept we say But no, no, this is something you love. Don't you love it when I don't you love me when I clean the house? Yeah, I do. is okay, I will go to school, but I will clean the house you say no, no, no, listen. First things first. You go to school. That's not open for discussion. The other stuff. When you come back from school, we'll talk about that. Right? So it's very logical, fulfilling the obligatory actions is step one, to come in close to Allah subhana wa tada and to having a relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And fulfilling the obligations is fulfilling our part of the bargain with Allah our deal. There is a
deal there is an agreement between the creator and the creation. What's the deal? Allah says, you fulfill the obligations. And my part of the deal is Jenna and protection from the hellfire. So this, this is a deal with Allah. And if we fulfill our part, Allah Subhana Allah is the Allah the Most High is the most truthful and speech. He doesn't make a promise in vain or he never ever breaks his promise.
So let us look at this incident that happened in the life of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him. Okay, we have had these people have not obeyed the law. The narration on the authority of the companion policia obey the law and this is recorded in the book of body and the book of Muslims. It's authentic agreed upon narration.
He says origin and origin mean Elina, Ginger Isla Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
you smell that we are salty. Where are you if my opponent had dinner for either, who is your ideal Islam?
The companion says that a man came to the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him.
And he came from a place known as nudged.
nudged is a region in the smack dab middle of the Arabian Peninsula. middle of the desert, there's not much water there is very hot. And it's not exactly a place you go to for vacation. Let's put it that way. Okay. And back in those days, there were no civilizations there like there are now big cities and whatnot. The people there were a little rough around the edges because they were nomadic. They would move and follow where the water is.
So when when we come across these historical narrations from 1000 plus years ago that say that someone came from the place of an edge, what that means is we expect this person to come from Nigeria. And you know, he's just his demeanor and the way he's presenting himself as a lamb. So we realized he was asking the prophesies about Islam, Stanway, he's saying, it goes all over the place, you know. And he's loud, boisterous, and until he came close to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So we realized he was asking the officer said, I'm about Islam, about this religion of Islam. What do I have to do? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Rasulullah, sallAllahu, wasallam, Holmes,
Salatin, philleo, mula, Laila. They heard the prophet SAW Selim say, five prayers throughout the day and night.
How many, five prayers throughout the day and the night?
The man said, upon hallelujah.
He said, Do I have to do anything else? More than those five or just five? The prophet SAW this and I'm said blah.
You don't have to Illa enter the word except if you are a volunteer.
So insulin was a Yama Ramadan.
And you gotta fast the month of Ramadan.
The man said.
He said, Do I have to fast other than Ramadan? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, you don't have to fast outside of Ramadan. illa Anta power except if you want to volunteer.
Okay, fine, was a Corona who Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam zeca then the prophet SAW Selim told him about Zakat, the obligatory charity, which applies to
people that have a certain amount of wealth that has remained for a year.
He said, Do I have to pay other than that as occur? Or just as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, the 11th hour? No, you don't have to pay additional to that. Except if you wish to volunteer. Okay, how many have we listed so far?
Three, three, or four? Three. Okay.
Carla, for at the bottom, what do you do? Well, who are your cool? So the officer said, and basically listed to him these pillars of Islam.
And each time the man is asking, do I have to do more of that? And the Prophet? I said, I'm saying no, unless you wish to volunteer.
So then after the Prophet, I said, I'm finished listing them. These to him, he got up and he walked away. Okay, I'm done here. He lives. We said he was a little rough around the edges right?
at the bottom.
As he's walking away, they hear him talking to himself. And what is he saying? He says one line. Now as
he's walking around, he's like, I swear by God, I'm not doing one bit more than that.
But I'm also not gonna do any less than that either.
Exactly what you told me, that's what I'm gonna do.
And so when they told the prophesizing and that's what he said, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, a Florida in sadhak. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Well, if he is telling the truth, he will succeed.
If he's telling the truth, meaning he's going to do exactly that, he is not going to do any less, any more than he will succeed with a succeed mean, meaning he will be he will have gender, you will have the reward in the hereafter that a lot promised the believers.
So here we have a person who committed in front of the prophesies, he committed that he's only going to do the for L is only going to do the obligatory actions. And the Prophet himself testified that if he in fact only does that, then he is successful. So we know first and foremost, that fulfilling these obligations is
fulfilling the agreement with Allahu Allah subhana wa tada fulfilling our part of the agreement with Allah.
So somebody who loves Allah will do whatever Allah commanded them to do. If someone truthfully loves a lot, okay, then they will do what Allah commanded them to do. But now we here are talking about higher station. We want to transition to the station of being left and so
That is where you get a distinction. Now you gotta up the game a little bit. So how do we do that? We look at another narration of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, which is actually a statement of Allah. It's a hadith Pudsey, meaning this is a law saying that and it was on the tongue of the Prophet on the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And Allah says, We're not Oba la Abdi, wishing I had by Ilya memento to who la Allah says that my servant, my servant, does not come close to me does not attain closeness to me through anything that's more beloved to me than what I have made obligatory.
Meaning allies saying the most beloved thing to me for my servant to do is to fulfill those obligatory actions. Okay, good. Then Allah says, Well as I adore Abdi yetta, Babu, la Joby Noah feel happy
when Allah says, but once my servant fulfills those obligatory actions, they want to continue to come close to me.
They continue to come close to me, they want more, they want a better relationship with Allah.
So they start doing nothing, which is the Arabic word that refers to voluntary actions, plural of nephila first to anything that is not obligatory, anything that is voluntary, meaning if you don't do it, you're not sinful, you're not held accountable. But if you do it, there's a lot of reward.
So Allah says, once they start, they want to come closer, they did the obligatory actions and they want to go to step two, they want to come closer to Allah. So they start doing voluntary actions. What does the law say will happen until I will love that person.
So then they go from loving Allah, to then taking it to the next step being loved by Allah, because they're not doing on top of the obligatory actions. They're doing the voluntary actions. Allah then describes what happens to a person when they are loved by Allah. He says, for either I have to go into some lady, yes, my ob.
Allah says so when they get to that station, where they are loved by Allah, Allah says, I will be the hearing by which they hear.
Well, bus auto hula de basura de, and the vision by which they see
whether hula to Berkeley should be heard, and the hand by which they carry out their actions. What did you know who latium she be her and the foot upon which that they walk and travel on?
What in certain any network Leanna and if that servant asks something of me, I will give it to them.
whether any star of any law or even and if they ask my protection from something, I will protect them.
All of that is what happens when Allah loves someone one more time Allah says for either a hubbub to who queen to some lady Yes ma'am obey. When I love someone I will be the hearing through which they hear. Well, Boss are only to see Ruby avasarala to see Ruby and the vision through which they see where the hula typically should be her and the hand by which they carry out their work, where digital hula tm Sheba, and the foot upon which they travel
what either in any way in certain Anita or Lena and if they asked me of something, I will give it to them, whether any standard any law or even if they seek my protection from something, I will protect them. So how many results we have 1234566 byproducts. But Allah mentions here in this narration, of a person being loved by Allah, what does it mean the vision by which you see and the hearing by which you hear and the hand by which you do your work and the foot by which you travel in, in summary, to keep it short, what it means is, it means that these actions, these faculties, these resources that Allah gives us, they will have blessings. So they will be more benefit. There will be
more bullet cap.
We already have ears. You know, there's people that a lot does not love, they can hear. There's people a lot does not love, they can see and their hands are working and their feet are working. Right. But when a person is loved by a lot and they have these faculties, then they are able to do more with them and the actions that they do are blessed and they will be protected by Allah. You know, one of the
It is mentioned
allegedly in Minnesota in the early generations, there was a an elderly man who was very old in age, very old and age. But I people were so amazed how this person was so strong. You know, usually when people get older in age, their eyesight weakens. Or maybe their hearing weakens. Or maybe, you know, their their body is, has less strength. That's normal. That's part of the process of human life. But this man is so old, but this incredibly able.
And so they asked him, they said, Man, what did you do to have this have all these strengthen health? He said, Heffelfinger half is similar, for heavier long haul and I feel Kibar.
He said, in our youth, and our young age, we protected these faculties. So Allah preserve them, for us in old age.
A lot of preserved them for us in old age. So this is, Allah mentions these different faculties because these are things that we use every single day, to make it relatable to understand how important is your hearing for you, and your vision and your hands and your feet, we, we would have a hard time functioning on a daily basis without these faculties. So having the blessings of Allah in these blessings in these
strengths and abilities, is very important. And it's a byproduct of being left.
The the main part of this narration that relates to our discussion is Allah begin by saying that I love when my servant comes close to me with the obligatory actions, but then the servant wants to keep coming close to Allah. So what they start doing as they start doing voluntary actions, and then Allah says, then I would love them.
You know, voluntary actions are important also.
nobody here is free from mistake. Nobody here is free from some kind of imperfection, or some kind of forgetfulness. Right. And so a lot of times in the process of fulfilling our obligatory actions, we might have made some mistakes here and there. Sometimes we recognize sometimes we don't, you know, sometimes you, you, you do something, and then you don't even realize someone comes up to you and says, Hey, I think you missed, you know, one black guy there. And that's all I like what I didn't even realize. Sometimes we make these mistakes, we don't even realize. So the voluntary actions, actually what they do, one of the purposes that they serve, in addition to reward and
retaining the love of Allah, they also serve as a way of complementing and completing any deficiencies or any mistakes we might have had in carrying out the obligatory actions. So there is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there's a narration of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him,
which is recorded in many books of the of Hadith and the scholar said that it is sound where the prophet SAW Selim says on the Day of Judgment, that Allah will tell the angels when people's book of deeds and record of deeds will be available, Allah will say, Guru Helier, Abdi, mentor forward,
look in the book of deeds of my servant and see if they have any voluntary actions that they did. And Allah says, So, that will complete be he alpha, that will complete the obligatory actions that might have had some deficiency or some mistakes.
Now, with regards to our obligatory actions, we also are on different levels, just like how we mentioned in the first method, reciting, or and people are on different levels, with their relationship with the Quran. With the obligatory actions, people are on different levels as well. So we mentioned a verse and sort of felt that and it applies here as well. We're Allahu Subhana. Allah said the believers are on three levels. He said,
we're meeting home, mocha tilsley mean home volume only enough say, some people are oppressing themselves. Any they have deficiencies, there are certain obligations that they're not carrying out. volume will enough say they're harming themselves. Well, I mean, who mK tilsley. And some people are like, teeter tottering. You know, just balancing somewhere in the middle. They go a little bit back and forth, but they're staying in the middle. Where mean home savvy.
Women home cyber can be a lot to be even in law. And then some of them go the extra mile and they are hastening to come closer to Allah subhanaw taala through a lot through different avenues of goodness. And so that applies to all of us. We are on different levels as well. Now if we find ourselves that we are in
The level of volume only enough say we're in the level where we are harming ourselves because of our own deficiency, we need to get up to the next level. And if we find ourselves that you know what hamdulillah I'm doing my obligatory actions, but I'm just, I'm just getting them that we need to then take that to the next level as well. So based on the level we are on, we start working towards the next level. And there should always be some amount of desire for improvement, even if it is small, even if it is small.
Let's look at some examples of no effect of voluntary actions. First of all, we have voluntary actions of Sala
Uppsala. So what let's hear from you guys, what are some
voluntary actions of sola Let's begin with the most recommended the most recommended, yes.
The tour guides before
So actually, that's one part of it. Let's look at all of the encouraged volunteer prayers throughout the day. And the scholars have counted them to be how many units of prayer?
2012. You sure?
Okay, let's count together.
Since you said it's 12 Let's see. How many are there?
Too two units of prayer before fudger. Before the early, pre dawn prayer. Okay, that's to what's next.
Okay, we talked about that. Let's go to the next prayer. Whoa, whoa, what do we have?
We have four units of prayer before the vote before the obligatory the whole midday noon prayer and two after that's a total of six plus the two in the morning. That's a total of eight. Okay. Then go to the next prayer. Also, the late afternoon prayer, anything there? No. Two before.
Who said to before you said do before? Is that part of the tool for that's additional to the 12?
Isn't it? Okay, so we'll skip it if it's additional. Okay. Let's go to the next one. Muslim, the post sunset prayer. Do we have anything there?
So we have two after, so we had eight plus two that is 10. All right. And then we go to the last prayer of the day that he shot, the late night prayer, we have to after so 10 plus two is 12 soccerloco. So you're right, thank you. So these 12 extra volunteer units of prayer are referred to as
sin makeda or automatic. These are the most encouraged of the voluntary. So even within the voluntary actions, there are levels even within the voluntary actions, there are levels there are some that are highly encouraged. And there are some that are encouraged to a lesser degree, but these are highly highly encouraged. Is there a particular
Is there a particular reward for these?
What is it?
Yes, thank you. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in this hadith here, which is recorded in the book of Muslim it's authentic hadith the prophet SAW Selim said, on the authority of ohm Habiba, mon Sol La FEA. Yo Meanwhile, a Latin Ethernet Aisha la talaga booni Allah who be hinda beaten Phil Jenna, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said that whoever prays these 12 voluntary units of prayer
throughout their day and their night, then because of that Allah will build for them a house in general law will build for them a house in general. So if you have a house in general, that means you're going to end up in dinner because you got to be there to be in your house. So it's it's it's a virtuous virtuous reward.
good. anything additional to these 12 we're still talking about Sala we're still talking about voluntary prayers. Anything else?
What is it
is Sherlock prayer. What is a shout out the mean?
Is Sherlock means sunrise.
In Arabic, he means sunrise in Arabic. So now we're moving to the next level. With involuntary we're moving to the next level which is highly encouraged but less than the first category. And amongst them is what the sister was talking about the name that we have the Prophet Solaris, and I'm referring to this prayer is solid
Baja, what does it mean?
baja means the soft, early morning light. You know the sun, when it first rises, it goes through different phases in the beginning, it's a gentle light, and then it becomes more and more and more bright, until it's really bright. And then it goes and continues getting softer and softer until sunset. So, bokeh is after sunrise, how much after sunrise.
15 minutes. Anybody say something else?
So the way that we measure the time for the Buddha is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that the sun will be at The Omen that the sun will be a length of a spear over the horizon.
So I don't have a spear. So I don't know if you guys have a spirit. I don't have one. But what you can do is you could take so if you guys want to do this actually kind of fun, you should do it. It's nice. You know, we're so used to everything being calculated for us. We're so removed from nature and like sun and the moon. So do this. Do this with your kids. It'll be very nice. Go out somewhere pretty frigid. And watch the sunrise. Right? Go out somewhere nice. Go to a hill somewhere Park and pray fudger there, right make sure it's legal for you to be there at that time. Some parks open after sunrise. Please don't do anything illegal on camera, the law so he said it. Okay. And wait for
sunrise. Okay. And after sunrise, you will notice that the sun is getting a little bit above the horizon. So if you have a stick with you, like a long stick, okay, I don't know how long the spear is. I've never used one but you can maybe it was like a broomstick? Maybe? Yeah. Would you say it's like a boom stick is a tall stick, you know, a dull stick. He doesn't you don't have a spear either do. Okay. So you can hold it up. And you put the bottom part where the horizon is. And once the Sun reaches that top part now you know it's time for
you know, that's the exciting way of figuring out you want the boring wait.
Just wait 15 minutes.
No, you do not pray after fidget until this time.
Okay, let's not talk about what individual people do. Let's talk about Islam. Okay, so we know the Prophet says that I'm telling us that after phygital we don't pray. What we do is we wait until the sun comes up at that point and then you can start praying. Yes.
Yes, yeah. So wait a few minutes after sunrise. Yes.
What is the time limit for loja?
Yeah, so loja extends so we loja is sandwiched between two times where we're not supposed to pray. Okay, there are three times of the day or you're not supposed to pray.
Not one of those three times sunrise, when the sun is at its zenith
when it's in the middle of the sky, meaning an object does not have a shadow in either way. Okay, and when the sun is setting, those are three times of the day when the Prophet told us not to pray. Okay. So sunrise, we have feathered we, which is before sunrise. Right?
When the sun is in the middle of the sky, we have vor, which is after that. So the sun moves. And so an object will begin to have a shadow, then it's time for the whole. Okay, so you we want to stay away from these two times the times in between that, right. So if you add 15 minutes after sunrise, if you subtract 15 minutes before the sun is in the middle of the sky, that is the window for vote for a bar. That is the window, the timeframe for the prayer. So it shouldn't be delayed all the way until you come close to a lot. It should be prayed in that morning time. You don't have to pray it right away. When the sun is above the horizon, which is like 15 minutes after sunrise. You can pray
that let's say somebody wants to pray at 10am. Can they do that? Yeah, absolutely. There's no problem with that. So that is the Buddha prayer. It's often referred to as a Sherlock prayer, but the proper name for it is boresha. Sherlock means sunrise.
Is there a particular reward for this one?
What is it
a reward of hedging. I'm gonna let's look at this Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
In this narration, which is a record in the book of Muslim as authentic narration. apostle narrates the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, used to be who either Cooley Sula Mammon decom sada
for kulu test be hatin Sadako aku timidity and sada
on Roku tahini, lemon soda, aku, tequila soda. Well Amazon bill Murphy soda, why not carry a soda? Were you dizzy Omen Valley car like our attorney, your camera your camera una Mina Baja. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said
that every single one of you, when you wake up every morning, you owe a charity for every single joint in your body. You know that? How many joints do you have in your body?
365? Really? Do we have any doctors here? any physical therapists? No. That's interesting. Let's be nice to ask them. So I've heard this number before 363 65. The point is, there's a lot of them, right? There's a lot, there's so many joints just in our hand 123. That's just one finger. So many throughout the body. And imagine if you know one of our teachers in Medina, he used to say this. He said, Imagine if you cannot see any position you find yourself in some joint does moving some way. Imagine if you could not move any of your joints.
Anybody what's what's that?
What was that book that they made into a movie?
Was it not the wizard? The Wizard of Oz? The Wizard of Oz? Yeah. Anybody remember the Wizard of Oz? Yeah, what was the name of tin man, you have to keep putting oil.
You can't move. You got to put oil in his joints Tin Man. If you don't know what it is, you know, it's just a story book that a lot of kids that grew up here read anyways. So these joints are very important. Imagine if you couldn't move any of your joints. That would be a very painful life, if you can even call it that. So they're really amazing. And this is just one of an ocean of tiny blessings that we use every single day. And we don't even realize
one of our teachers, he said, How many times did you blink today?
I was like what?
I don't know. He said Imagine if you went the whole day without closing your eyes. And you slept at night without closing your eyes.
You know what would happen? It would be your eyes would be irritated, it would be really dryness, it would be burning. And we don't even think about it. Who thinks Okay, blink, blink, blink will lie what an arduous life that would be.
So many little things that we have every single day of our life. And we just completely not thinking about.
So we need to be thankful to Allah for these blessings. So the prophet SAW Selim said every morning when you wake up, you need to do some setup. You need to give some charity for every single one of these little joints. How do you do that? You got to pay money. it'll pay up. Imagine if you had to do that every morning. You got to pay money for every joint in your body. How would that be?
I don't think people would like that very much. But no, this Deen has been made easy for us. So the prophet SAW Selim said, Every Subhana Allah is a sada. Every time you say Subhana Allah, that counts as Asada for you. Every time you say Alhamdulillah, that counts as a sadhaka for you. Every time you say La Isla in the law, it counts as a sort of a for you. Anytime you wreck you, you remind someone to do something good. I'm gonna build my roof. That's a sadhaka. Anytime you remind someone to stay away from something that's evil, that's Asada.
And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, well, you do mean velyka. And what takes the place for that as well is to Raka just to just to like us, that you pray at the time of Buddha, at the time of low alcohol, to recognize that we'll take what five minutes, it take five minutes, you know, five, six minutes, if that, right, and you have now paid the charity for every single joint in your body. Imagine how comfortable you will walk on that day, knowing that you've paid off every joint in your body.
That's how we protect these blessings of Allah subhanho data, the blessings of Allah, they came to us without us asking for them. Who made them in the womb of their mother for 365 joints? I didn't know I don't really remember what was going on back then. But I know I didn't.
But you didn't, but I'll give it to you. And you know what, just as it came with such ease, it can also go as well.
So one of the ways of protecting these blessings is by doing these voluntary actions doing these nonprofit. Okay,
one more about Sadat where we move on to the next These are examples. Another one about solar we move to the next category. Yes.
So these ones that we are talking about are the voluntary follow, which are done individually.
They're not done in congregation, the congregational volunteer prayers that we do as a group is like Tel Aviv and Ramadan, or like the lead prayer, the aid celebration, prayer, those are done in congregation. Otherwise,
these 12 markers in the day and night, for example, these are done individually. individually. They're not done in a congregation. Yes.
Okay, the family night prayer, night prayer, let's get more specific than that. More specific the winter prayer, the winter prayer, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. He used to like he used to like to make the number of voluntary units of prayer in the day, an odd number,
an odd number. So we mentioned 1212 is an even or an odd number, is an even number. So the prophet SAW Selim would conclude his day with with it with an odd number of voluntary prayers. So that could be one or three or five or seven, or nine or 11, etc. You would conclude his day with this odd number. And he used to say the prophet SAW his enemies to say in Allah Whoa, we turn your head bulletin for otira Yeah, oh, metalcore used to say a lot is witted, which means that odd number a lot is one one is an odd number. Right? It's only one it's not two or four or anything like that. Allah is one and he loves this number is odd number right? So pray your wizard Oh, nation of the
Quran Oh community of the Quran. So this was also something that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was very keen about, How much time do we have? Okay, we don't have too much time. Let's move to the next category of cm of fasting. So what are some voluntary fasts that are voluntary extra, that are very much encouraged Bismillah s all the way into back.
Fasting on the day of alpha? Yes, what is the day of alpha, the day of alpha is the ninth day of which month
they're hedging their hedges which month out of the year.
12 or 1112.
Asia is the 12th month of the lunar calendar. Alpha is the ninth day, it's the day before either Delta, it's the day before the second read celebration, we have two reads in the year. This is the day before the second one. So people that are making the hedge people that are making the pilgrimage you know, they will actually be in a place called out of or out of fact, they will be at that place. They will be making a lot of crap. If we if any of you are blessed to go for Hajj, insha Allah, may Allah make that a reality and a dream come true for you. See, I mean,
then you will go to this place and alpha inshallah we could do that together. That would be really nice. And we will spend that day there making.
Now if you're not making Hutch, you're here at home. What do you do that day? You fast on that day? You fast on that day? Is there a particular reward for fasting that day that we know about?
What is it?
Yes, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said you know authentic hadith, you give fear, a senator Mallya. Wolbachia, that it will expiate. It will expand the sense of the,
the previous year and the year to come from fasting that day of alpha iPhone, that's ashuelot for Allah further processing them said the previous year, and malda. So that's fasting the day of elephant the ninth day of the 12th month is there any other days?
The six days of chawan which is the month that we are in now, right, so while is the 10th month, last month was Ramadan. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man, sama Ramadan, well, it's better who will be sitting minchah Well, but in an assignment, Kula, okay, Macaulay salatu salam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, and then follows it up with six days from chawan. It is as if he has fasted the whole year. So those six days from this month, are virtuous days too fast. Anything else?
I showed up, you mentioned actually
When is the day of Ashura?
It is the 10th day
of Mulholland, which is the first month How long is the first month in the lunar calendar? On the 10th day, that is a day that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam fasted and he recommended is almost too fast. And that was the date that he said it will expiate the sins of the past year, and the year to come, and the year to come. So those are some examples of virtuous days too fast. Anything else?
Mondays and Thursdays good so the profits a little longer. I said, I'm used to like the fast on Mondays and Thursdays. As a matter of fact, he said to me, do you mind if naini will homies will O'Shea boo and your elbow mid will no saw him? The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in authentic hadith that the angels take up the record of deeds to Allah on the day of Monday and on the day of Thursday, and he said, so I love to be fasting on that date when the angels will present the record of my deeds to Allah on that day. So Mondays and Thursdays that is something virtuous. There's a virtuous nice to fast.
No, it can be either or, and the ideal situation is that they are, they are both.
I want to conclude because we have to wrap up, I want to conclude with this very beautiful heading. I know we mentioned a lot of things here today. So somebody might say then give me too much information. So we're going to conclude with something very easy. And I would like for everyone to memorize it. Can you guys commit to that Jolla? I promise it'll be easy. Okay, Bora Bora, the Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in a hadith which is recorded Bukhari and Muslim. He said, I will sliney Holly Li, salaam radio Salaam be Farah.
He said, my haleyville, my close, beloved companion. So he referred to the Prophet. So I said, I'm with, you know, Abu hurayrah. He was not Muslim for a very long time during the life of the prophesize Allah.
He only had a few years with the Prophet Larson before the Prophet died. But yet he has narrated more narrations than any other companion. Why? Because he said, all of you guys were busy doing X, Y and Z. I stuck with the Prophet. He went right I went right. He went left I followed him. And he memorized everything that came out of his mouth. Intense, genuine love. So he said my highly recommended for me three things. How many?
Three things you guys promised to memorize them? You're going to memorize them? by basically me said I said the mean mean collegia. Number one, too fast, voluntary fast. Everything we're talking about here is voluntary. Too fast. Three days, from every month.
Fast three days from each month, only three days a month has 30 days. Just one 10th of that just three days past three days. Okay, that's number one. Number two water clarity
of Baja. And do rockers of Baja you can pray to You can pray for you can pray six you can pray up to eight when he said like it.
Right 15 minutes after sunrise or any time in the morning before midday before noon time. How many right guys?
So what was number one?
fasting three days from each month and number two.
And the last one en una de la bella and Anna and to pray, waited. Before I go to sleep.
To pray the winter before I go to sleep. Like we said it can be one block. It could one unit of prayer it could be three, at least one at least. You know, and it's okay. You can just read the whole law had no problem you can read this month, but just wondering at least. So these are three things. Number one, fasting three days from every month.
We'll get to that number two
And number three, to pray with it before going to sleep. How easy are these three things?
Are they difficult? We'll have somebody here Tell me those are difficult.
I don't think anybody will say those are difficult. The most difficult probably is fasting those three days. But even that is just three days you guys just fasted a whole month and three comma three days. It's voluntary. But this is the Buddha is saying the Prophet gave him this prescription. If you know that someone got a prescription from the Prophet, wouldn't you
You want to have that prescription to avoid I got this prescription. This recommendation, the Prophet told him, Hey,
listen, three things, I think you should really do 123 and now has passed that prescription onto us. So it would do us good to follow that recommendation, three very simple things. The brother is asking about these three days of the month. Are they recommended to be certain days of the month? Yes, they are. They are recommended to be the three middle days of the month, they are referred to as a yam will be as the three white days, the 13th 14th and 15th of the month of the lunar month, they are recommended to be of these days. Some of them said if you fast other three days that still fulfills this recommendation of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam this difference of opinion amongst the
scholars. And as we said it's voluntary, so there's no need to make a debate out of that. But yes, they are recommended to be those days. Everybody you guys all memorize those three things.
Or someone didn't memorize them.
Everyone got it? Hello, may Allah subhana wa Tada. Guide us to follow the teachings of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah subhanaw taala inspire us with the motivation and the strength to carry out these simple deeds that yield a huge reward. May Allah make us of those who listen for the best of what they hear. May Allah make us of those who love Him and make us of those whom he loves. May Allah subhanaw taala unite us with the messenger in the highest levels of gender are those little law horses are more about accredited Bina Mohammed wider and he also should be here SLM is a common law halen and we will continue with the list of 10 in sha Allah Allah in the next coming
gathering next month inshallah we'll sit down already commandment aloha