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A very phrase that the scholars use trulioo presence of the heart
and what we are talking about here is an Hema
la tema what is it that we are focused on? If a person is doing the physical movements of Sala, but their focus and their attention is on another activity, then there can't be Who? Sure.
So we need to remove the attachment to that activity or that thing or that person and kind of go into a zone, if you will, where we temporarily pause all of those other activities. We're not saying to become a monk, there's no such thing. There's no concept of being a monk in Islam. you're meant to be a human being who lives and interacts and works and sometimes you're angry and sometimes you're sad. That's how Allah made you. You're not meant to go find like, mud hut somewhere far away from human civilization and just be in a state of short 24 seven. That's not the prophecy I still am said. el momento la de you Holly to NASA Elsevier. Oh Allah Allah home higher. Amina Larry
lightheartedness, what is
the believer who mixes with people and is patient with all of the different arms and the different tests is better than the one who does not mix with anyone at all and just says, you know, I'm just going to be a monk we don't have that in Islam.
So the idea is to temporarily remove ourselves from those situations and have a few brief moments where our heart is not giving any attention or any focus to any other activity or individual. That's number one, number two, which is a very important component and it's very difficult to have a short without this is they said at defer homo Lima and l column
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neuromechanical Rochelle Dylan, my lovely doodle Marina for amburgey salvini illa de la calle manner, we definitely have opted to shakeela a call to email and they have no mode either Lambton, Caitlyn Lambton sorry for and he says the second thing, which is a driving force of being able to have presence of heart is understanding of what you are saying.
The heart cannot be present fully if there is not in parallel understanding of what is being said.
So, if we are simply repeating something that we've memorized, that is enough to fulfill the obligation, but it's not enough to reach the level of who Sure.
So there needs to be effort put into understand. And the best place to begin is with the short, brief phrases that we say
what is the meaning and implication of Bismillah?
And let us not be satisfied with the abridged translations that we've been hearing for decades. Bismillah In the name of Allah, what does that mean?
In the name of Allah? What does that mean? I'm not asking.
rhetorically, I'm right. There are so many meanings and implications behind that. I am beginning this action With the name of Allah taking the name of Allah What does that mean? Meaning seeking blessing, seeking assistance, knowing that even though I am worshiping Allah, I can't do this unless Allah helps me and gives me the ability to do so. All of that is packaged within this tiny phrase Bismillah
what are the meanings and implications of Sultan Fatiha we spent 10 months talking about some of the meanings of sorbitol Fatiha last year because there's so much packaged in there. The verses of the Quran are comprehensive in nature. So taking time out to understand those meanings, number three, they said Dr. Liam lilla he will haber
honouring Allah subhana wa tada understood understanding the magnitude of this moment in this experience. And you achieve that by reflecting over the greatness of Allah Subhana Allah. And the common metaphor that is given is like imagine you're in front of anyone who's important, or someone that you really admire or love. Right and start from like, for example, like a celebrity or someone famous and then go upwards, until you have like someone who is in a position of rulership or authority. You know, someone who is like a leader or a ruler or a king or whatever the case might be, as the person's status
increases our the way we carry ourselves in front of them
We'll also change. Like if you just meet an average person in stater brothers, and you're like, Hi, Hey, how's it going? Move on. But imagine you walk into somewhere and you see like a head of state, and they're standing there and they are ready to hear what you have to say. The demeanor is gonna change.
Our demeanor would change. What do you got hit method Allah and Allah is the King of all kings, laws, the creator of all creation, should not our demeanor change when we recognize I am standing right now before Allah have I fully internalized and reminded myself Allah is watching me right now. Or what is our perception of Allah that He is not aware that he is not aware of my presence? Right You know, Allah created the creation and just you know, let it go like a bowling ball rolling down the bowling alley just Chawla hits all the pins, but who knows what's gonna happen? It doesn't work like that. Well, not to school to me What a 13 illa Allah Masha, Allah, Sonora, not a single leaf
falls from a tree, except Allah is aware of it and it fell by his permission.
How many leaves fall from how many trees? Not in a day in one hour?
How many? I don't think any scientists can quantify that for you. In any given hour. How many leaves across the world have fell from a tree?
I don't think anyone has the ability to quantify that for you just for one hour. So imagine since the day Allah created the earth, not a single leaf has fallen except by his permission and his knowledge.
That's in the Quran. This is who I'm standing in front of right now. That totally changes that experience. Of course, Allah is watching me, of course, a lot is seeing me of course Allah is aware of what I am doing what I am saying right now will
completely changes the demeanor. So that's Oh, sure. insula.
that I wanted to share.
As we conclude this section, we move on to the next one, and we're already running out of time. It's Rama,
the scholar in New Jersey.
He mentioned something really cool. He said, You're embedded emotionally and you should be repelled by who in the coalition in Minnesota. He says it's pertinent and necessary that when someone is going to do Sala
excuse me, that they be fully present in every step of that process of Salah in each individual step. What do you mean? He's going to break it down for us?
for either semi Anita Alamo oven value method and NIDA. Liliana Will you shall know, Lil ijazah when a young mother Eugene will be a burden.
He says, so from the very first moment that he hears the as an
we haven't even done salaria we haven't even maybe we haven't even made although yet. You're just hearing a law law. This is a call. It's a call. It's like Hey, yo out there. It's time for a salon. And by the way, that call itself consists of a lot of beautiful meanings that really require some reflection, he says so when you hear that call, then remember the call to the Day of Judgment.
That's a call that nobody can refuse to answer. You see, sometimes my phone right now is buzzing. All these folks are messaging me right now. And I'm not going to respond. Because I am busy with you. So I'm not going to respond.
Right if someone calls me right now, I'm not gonna respond.
Because I'm busy I have a choice to respond or not. Then makes other than Hey, Carlos wanna come to Sala come to success? Like, well, I don't feel like doing solo right now.
You know, I don't respond.
I have a choice. But when Allah subhanaw taala commands his Salafi to blow his horn, and every human being from Adam, until the last human being will be resurrected and gathered in elbowed mashup in the place of resurrection. No one will have the option. No one can be there and be like, yeah, you know what? I don't feel like it. I'm just gonna go back to sleep here. No, it didn't work like that. So if no, Josie says when you hear that call, then remember, there is another call to come. But that one, you won't have the option, you're gonna respond to that call. Every living person, every human being that ever lived will respond to that call. So think about how am I going to respond to this
call, and how that's going to impact my response to that next call that's coming.
What will I come forward with now? What will I come forward with on that call?
Number two, he says
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Falmouth, karate in Ballina with Alba Silla de la tierra de la ilaha illallah wa la sala her and who Satya, and how you can, how you can follow her, another mobile hire will have. And he said, then the next thing you do is you, you get clothed, right, you can't make solid naked, that's not acceptable, we have to cover our, our, we have to cover our body parts that need to be covered. Part of the
steps of an acceptance law is central to our covering.
So you put on some quotes that are appropriate for Salah. He says, as you are doing that,
why are you doing that? Because you are covering certain body parts
from the eyes of all these people around, nobody's going to come to solid, Java, nobody's gonna come to rely on their boxers. You don't do that. Because of all these people around why? Oh, I don't know. But you look at me, you put on some clothing, you cover yourself. So he said. So as you are covering yourself from the eyes of the people around, then think about all of those hours that are internal, that all of these eyes cannot see. But Allah subhanaw taala there is nothing that can cover them from his vision.
You know how they say everybody has their own skeletons in the closet? Well, they're in the closet so that nobody else can see them. So, you know, when you come to my house, you're gonna sit in the living room, you're gonna see nice couch, nice tea cup, you're not going to open the closet and see all my skeletons. Right? So put in there so no one can see. But there is no closet to hide any skeletons from Allah. Because he's the harlot, He is the Creator. So as you cover yourself in preparation for Salah, from the eyes of the other people that are around, reflect over the internal allies that you cannot cover from Allah. And the only way to do away with them and to erase them is
to genuinely turn to Allah with humility and
regret over those poor choices and seeking and hopeful for the forgiveness and the mercy of Allah.
And then Allah will wipe that away.
That's number two. Number three. He said what either stuck by the Qibla so then you come to Salah, you're gonna make a lot you gotta face the dribbler. You gotta fix the Qibla so he says we're either stuck by a socket sofa who are energy hottie Elijah hitbtc la hater Allah.
For sorrowful, Lv in a la junta, Anna, a Willem indolic for coming out in the hall later with Joe Elijah hatin Beatty. Illa billion Salafi Angela Yee ha, canonical elbow Leon sorry for it. Allahu Allah, Allah million Salafi Dawa, he says, so when you come for Salah, you need to face the Qibla
the Prophet taught us and was commanded by Allah, when you come first a lot face the character. That is our unifying point of reference. Wherever you are on the world, you face it for saw.
In order to face he, so he breaks it down like he does some like geometry right now. He's like in order to face a particular direction, by definition that necessitates that you have to turn away from some other directions. So what's the Kabbalah here? What direction are we facing?
North, East? North East? Fine. Can you face north east and southwest at the same time?
By facing northeast, by definition, you must not be facing north, east west, south Southwest, South East north, right? You can't face multiple? If you can, let me know actually don't because that might be a little tricky, right? You can't face multiple directions at the same time. So he says just as you are physically turning away from some directions, devoting your face and your body to one particular direction.
He says before you do any of that body stuff, you have to have your heart facing the direction of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And he says, the body could be facing north east, but your heart is still back on that keyboard with what you were doing. Or in that email, or in that video that I was just watching. Like, that's where my heart is. That's where my thoughts still are. I'm facing this way. But internally, it's somewhere else. That's a problem.
So just like I turn my body to a direction, I need to turn my heart to a particular direction. And that is fake focusing on Allah subhanho wa Taala.
What number is that three. Okay, number four. He says what's the next thing
We do so you face the problem. What's next? What's next after that?
A law a couple, right? Okay. He says, What is that cabal to you? Hello masala de
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Linda Hello Can you call the cache? A cabal mean Allahu taala socket kidnapped.
The Enya Kunal Hauer in the Cabal. B deli, a Sarika more of a potty Allah. Allahu taala. He says, When you say a lot, a cabal.
He says make sure you're not lying.
What do you mean? I'm not lying? He says make sure you are not lying. He says, Well, what do you mean like? Well, when you say Allahu Akbar, Al, what does that mean? Allahu Akbar.
Allah is great.
Greatest, great term. This is an Arabic grammar. We call it sila to tough will when you prefer something over another thing. Like for example, this is a nice
chair. That's a nicer chair. That's called sila to tough Lee. This chair is nice. But that chair is nice, sir. It's nicer than that chair.
So if I come and I tell you,
if I say this phone is nicer,
who said that?
Then what? Right? If I come to you and I say, this book is nicer.
This book is nicer. What are you going to you? What are you going to ask me? Or maybe you will ask me? Are you gonna be like me? Or like, I'm praying for you rather?
nicer than what? Right? That's what that question necessitates.
So the rhythm I said, Allah left it open, Allahu Akbar. That phrase necessitates a question about me know that. Allah is greater, greater than what?
You fill in the blank.
Like in English, we say greatest. But when you say greatest, you've like you've put a period there you've ended it. Like if I say this book is the greatest. That's it like I've compared it over all other books. But when you leave it in the greater in Arabic eloquence, this is higher than St. Because it leaves it open. And when you leave it open, you can fill the blank with anything that you want. Anything that you fill the blank with. The statement is factually correct. Allahu Akbar. mean mother, fill in the blank with whatever you want my job. Yeah. My job. Allahu Akbar min mother. Whatever activity I am doing right now. Yeah, that's correct. Allahu Akbar, then this person that I
am dealing with. Yeah, Allah is definitely better than that person. That's That's correct.
So, when you start your Sunnah, you are making this proclamation, you are saying Allah is greater than anything and anyone else. So he said, he said, if you are saying that statement, with your tongue, you say Allahu Akbar. But your heart is still focused on something or someone else. He said, You just lied.
Is that not the definition of lying? Imagine if you invite someone to your house, and you give them some food, and they eat it. And they say, This food is better than any other food I've ever had. And inside, they're thinking, well, just the breakfast I had was better than this.
So are they telling the truth.
They're not telling the truth. So he says, Be very careful not to lie. Make sure when you say Allahu Akbar, internally, you are wrestling with your thoughts, wrestling with your
attention span, to make sure that you are focusing on Allah and that you are you're internally being truthful to what your tongue is saying externally and verbally.
so after then, after you say Allahu Akbar, now your insula, so then what do we say we want to start reciting Quran so we say, Ruby let him initiate upon your login. Before we recite what can we make this phrase, I seek refuge in Allah from the cursed devil that was kicked out.
I really like him. So he says, for either sterilized Flm analyst, the editor, he mlj Illa. He Subhana who for lm telogen kobika Kanika mukalla one. Whatever her Nana Mata to do, a tougher homophobia in the OIC Alhamdulillah Allah
I mean, we're special looks for her in the public. For him, wherever met here in the public, Maliki oma Dean or Quranic acgme meta to do. So we mentioned this before, he says so when you say, Rudy, we live in the shadow gym, I seek refuge in Allah, from the devil that was kicked out. Make sure that you are understanding that this statement is reaching out to Allah and relying upon Allah and attaching yourself to Allah by saying, Allah, you protect me from this creation of yours, I want you to protect me, Oh Allah. So make sure that you are understanding that he says because if you're not understanding, then you're just repeating sounds and phrases. He says you need to be understanding
what you are saying.
And he says, understand, when you say and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.
You are praising Allah, that he is the the one who is deserving of all of my praise and my gratitude, reflect upon the subtlety and the gentleness and the mercy of Allah when you say on wash manual for him, when you mentioned these names, of Allah attribute of mercy, etc. And that carries on with every phrase, think of the majesty and the mic and the ability of Allah when you say Maliki or me, Dean, many kiyomi Dean, the king and the Owner of the Day of Judgment. Is there any other King or owner on that day Lima, Nina macwilliam, to Whom belongs kingship and dominion on that day, the law to Allah alone, reflect upon these meanings as you recite these verses was tissue funeral
corica October, and then you go down and you are bowing, you bend and lower your back. He says, then you should feel feelings of
humbleness, that I'm being humble. Because when you bow you are lowering your head you're bowing that's a an expression to be completely humble.
Well, he sudo, deca
and in your prostration, then you go down all the way in sujood humility, you just willfully put the most prized possession that you have on the ground where people walk with their feet. That's a no that's the the very essence of humility, and you don't do it for any other being or entity other than Allah. You don't bow down your head to anyone except Allah.
Well, I'm in a solid TV Howdy, Sharon, suburban Legionella albimanus sada washoku unwell Ella te fi ality Bihar lemahieu alma mater Abood. What's up buddy Reiner asare wehmeyer Kealoha Illa Allah moon, he says and understand that when we do our solid like this, if this is how we're doing Isola with each of these steps, he said then this Sala will get rid of the rust that is building up on our hearts. Our hearts a little rusty of some rust that's collecting and gathering. And rust is hard to remove. You can't just scrub it away with any sponge. You need a certain type of sponge and a certain type of chemical and you got to scrub and scrub and shine. And it takes time and effort and
our hearts get polluted. This type of soda gets rid of that rust that is collecting around our hearts. And he says what's your soda and water and this type of soda gathers for you lights.
What are these lights, not lights that you turn on with a switch or turn off but lights of understanding
lights of understanding, understanding who Allah is and what my relationship is to Allah and how much I am in need of Allah and recognizing Allah as bounty and favours and understanding how much I must love Allah and how eager I am for the reward of Allah subhanaw taala these are the lights that we are talking about.
That's for sure.
And who sure is the seventh means of attaining the love of Allah Subhana Allah, but after the honeymoon and levena Humphrey salata him here on the successful believers are the ones who have who assure in their Salah.
Let's finish because we have a limited amount of time and then we will address your questions. Number 889 and 10 are really short Sharla just a few minutes and we'll we'll wrap up unless you guys want to finish sooner than you just give me the signal and then we call it a night. But a suburb with Salman Allah to be he worked in new Zurich Ella he luminati he will try to kill me he will roofie bill lb what Adobe Adobe in Aruba DTV in a day. So Mahatma likability still Ferrari what Toba number eight. He says I'll holla
Hello is to be alone, to be alone,
to be alone, and it's used in different
connotations, but literally it means to be in solitude to be alone. He says alway to be to be alone with Allah.
For example, the prophets I send them said that they are fluent in a Latina shape,
to a certain that a man and a woman that are not husband and wife or father, daughter uncle like that, meaning they're not Muslim for each other, they should not be alone in complete privacy with one another because the third amongst them will be shut upon, and he will start whispering and jumping back and forth. And there is potential for inappropriate interactions. So that's halwa with someone that you should not have control with. Here he is saying have Kahlua with Allah, be in solitude be alone with Allah?
When can we be alone with Allah?
By definition, well, metaphorically, but perhaps your institute and there are other people around. So literally we are talking about being in halwa when there is no one else around physically we're talking about the presence of other people. When is that most achievable and easiest to achieve?
At night, was a lovely lady when Sonia pray at night when people are asleep. That huddle janitor be center you will enter Jannah with safety and security.
So nighttime now he says a hallway TV he worked in New Zealand ILA he, at the time of divine descending. What does that mean? In a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yinzhou
or boom era Sunnah it dounia accumulate aka Mercado de salatu salam, the prophet said, Your Lord descends down to the heaven of a dunya the one that we are living in.
In the last third of the night. The scholars said we don't ask the question how, when it comes to the actions of Allah, see, you and I if I was sitting on this desk and I say I will descend from this desk, that means I will put my legs out and I will come down and I'll sit on the floor. When the Prophet says that Allah descends to the center adonia we do not ask about the actions of a lot how
lk for merge who was under and who be there. And to indulge in that question is an innovative practice. We say New Zealand eolia cobija rally wherever Mati it is a descending of a law that is appropriate and be fits His Majesty and His glory. How? I don't know. And I don't need to know because Allah didn't tell me. So maseca and homeschool. Our teacher said what Allah remained silent about and didn't tell us about we remain silent about so the prophets I sent him said he but so what we understand from that is there is proximity, there is closeness, there is an opportunity for closeness with Allah more than other times of the day. That's what we extrapolate.
So that is a period of time luminati to plead and call upon Allah with full emotion, what in our economy and to recite his words.
When we're all female, I'll be what Adobe the Adobe Rudy at bay unterstand with full etiquette and manners
and good character and good standing.
So Mahatma Alec and then to conclude that minister found with repentance and asking a lot for forgiveness.
Allah Subhana Allah in an in more than one place praised and mentioned in high regard. Those who get up at night for night prayer and night, day and night worship in general, a lot said that a Jaffa Juno boom and in my boy Jay in their own out of the home, how often will Obama Omarosa, whom you have your own? Allah subhanaw taala described the righteous believers, he said that the Jaffa Juno boom and in my budget, they separate between their sides and their beds.
Because at nighttime, there is nothing more beloved than your man even in daytime. So imagine nighttime. in daytime, I can't think of anything nicer than just curling up in my bed. So imagine at nighttime when you're sleepy and you're tired, and everything is quiet and everything is dark, and it gets a little bit cold and you want to get into the blink, right? You want to be there. These people this category of believers
They want to be there too.
Don't get us wrong, they want to be in bed. But they pause and they say, I want the pleasure of a lot more than I want this bed so they separate between their size and their beds. You're the owner of the home they call upon their Lord Hoeven. What am I out of fear for ever being in a state where Allah is not pleased with them and former and seeking with like intensity seeking that which Allah subhanaw taala has prepared for the believers from reward and from mercy and from good deeds and from Jenna Marbles aka homeopathy, and they spend from that which Allah give them.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and I do look at a boy behind.
The prophet SAW said him said Should I not tell you about doors that lead to goodness? You know, like imagine you're in a room and you have all these doorways like that one leads to something good, that one at least is something not so good. You want to go to that one? The Prophet said Should I tell you about the doors of goodness? Yes. So Medina. Fasting is a means of protection.
Well, so there are two totally unhealthy chemicals you know, and sadaqa acts of charity put out and do away with poor choices the same way that water puts out flames and fire.
Well salatu wa Jalla wa salatu wa Julie fee jiofi Lane. So metatarsalgia Juno boom and in my budget, Hector Bella, Yama Loon. And then he said, an individual standing up at night for a slot. And then he recited that verse that we mentioned earlier.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in another Hadith authentic hadith of masala tea burgle de la Salatu ln, the prophet said the best Salah after the obligatory sola is Sala at night,
So there are so many verses of the Quran that we can mention. But we don't have too much time to go into great detail perhaps another time we can go into it. But let's mention a few different ways that you can pray at night Even though Josie says there are three ways
to her. And you hear Laila Kula bruja, Danica and Giamatti minister of the first is that a person stands up the whole night, in Salah the whole night, from after Isha in till fudger.
They do LTM the whole night. That's one method. And that's obviously very challenging. That's very challenging.
Number two, and you're Oh man, Mr. Lane
to stand up for a solo for half of the night. Well, who are we and Aiden and geometric in Minnesota, he was an idiot if he had a Indiana I thought he was an old man. Elaine was sudoeste
he says and this is narrated from many of the pious predecessors, that they would get up for half of the night. And he says, And the best way to do this is that you sleep for the first third of the night. So you take night from night till sunrise that's night. So you divide it into thirds, you you sleep for the first third, then you wake up, and then you do a PM, you stay in prayer in till just before the last six, and then you go back to sleep for the last one sixth of the night. And then you get up again for fudger.
So you sleep, you get up and then you go back to sleep a little bit.
That's number two. That's also challenging.
For some people, they might say, Well, the first one is easier, I'll just pull an all nighter. Because once I sleep in my cinema instead of will do it. Forget about it. See you in the morning, buddy. Right? That's That's how a lot of us are asleep is it you know, I go to sleep. Man, you better come in there with a tank if you want to wake me up. Number three, a little over 30,000 and your alma furuta Lane.
The third level, he says is to stand up for a third of the night. And this is the best. This is the best. How do we know that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said I have basato illa Sadat that would
have boosey me in Allah cmoh Deadwood Can I enter munis for ln y ou furusato y n mo su dusa. We also mu Yeoman Yeoman. The Prophet said the best prayer at night was the way that that would profit that would used to do it. And the best voluntary fasting is the way that we would use to do it. How did he used to do it? He would sleep for half of the night. Then he would wake up and he would stand in tm for one third. Then he would go back to sleep for the last six.
That's how he divided his night. His night was divided with this regiment. How did he find
He would fast one day and eat one day and fast one day and eat one day like that. Of course, this is voluntary. Again, what we're talking about here is voluntary. This is not obligatory. But if somebody wants to attempt some voluntary prayer of the night to increase in closeness and to get the love of Allah, this is something that they can do. Notice how the prophet SAW Selim said, this one is the best.
So this is better than praying the whole night.
This is better than praying even the whole night. Why? Because the objective behind these acts of worship is not torture.
The objective is not sleep deprivation.
The objective is sacrifice a little bit.
Sacrifice a little bit from comforts,
is not meant to sacrifice everything. As a matter of fact, when a group of people came to the Prophet, and they said, Oh, man, we're gonna do this thing all the way. We're gonna pray all night, every night. We're gonna fast all day every day. And you know what? We're not even gonna get distracted with marriage. We're not even get ever getting married family bump that I'm just praying all night fasting all day.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was informed of this. Do you think he applauded their behavior? Oh, how devotional how pious and righteous? No. He said, That's not my way.
And again, we don't worship Allah on our terms. We worship Allah on his terms, because we're not worshiping ourselves. We're worshipping Allah. So you do it the way he wants to be worshipped. And who taught us that His Messenger, that's why Allah sent messengers to teach us how to worship Allah. So the Prophet said, I pray some of the night and I sleep. And I fast some days, and I eat. And I get married, I got family, from a lot of events, and it follows me and whoever doesn't stick to my son or my tradition, and he's not from my community.
And there is obviously less than this as well. Somebody might say, Well, you know what, even a third is challenging for me. Okay. Can I just get up and just do
you know, one? A few minutes, just two units of devotional prayer. Yes, absolutely. Does that count as prayer at night? Yes, absolutely. It does. Absolutely. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said something amazing, the prophet SAW Selim said, salamin and layli will ban will never attain in an authentic hadith. The Prophet said, Get up and preach something at night. Even if it's just four units of prayer, like how we did a shot four units, except you prayed in sets of two, two, and then two. And then the Prophet said, even if it's just too hard for us too much colons forget for just to pray something from the night. The prophet SAW Selim said in a Hadith, recording the book of Buddha
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The prophet SAW Selim said Whoever gets up at night and wakes up their spouse says, You know what, let's get up. Let's pray briefly to rock as Allahu Akbar to like us. Just to That's it, they preach all that crap. Okay, let's go back to sleep. That's it. To rock as the Prophet said they will be recorded on that night it will be recorded in their records. They are of those a lot praised in the Quran. People that make Vicar a lot. They don't just make a vicar. They don't just remember a lot. They remember a lot in abundance. Did they pray in abundance? How much did they bring?
But the reward is that they're recorded as those who remembered a lot,
There are so many statements and descriptions in the Koran and in the narrations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But suffice to say that this is one of the ways that we can earn and attain the love of Allah subhanaw taala by sacrificing a little bit of sleep at night, and it doesn't have to be every night. You know, it can be once in a while to attain the love of Allah subhana wa Tada. Number nine. As we are approaching our conclusion. A sub Tessier moogerah settimo have been a solid thing
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This one's really really even though it's it This one is very clear and obvious even though we won't spend so much time on it. But this one is, to me at least the most obvious the most
obvious, and that is pieces to keep the company of righteous, to be in the company of righteous people.
And to pick from their statements, the best of words and meanings. Just like if you are picking some fruits, you would choose the most appealing and the sweetest one for you to eat.
If you want to pick some fruits off of a tree, you look for the one that is most ripe. And the one that when you bite into it, you're going to enjoy it the most. If you see one that's green is not ready, are you going to pick that one up? bitter, you're not going to enjoy that you don't pick those, you pick the one that is going to be enjoyable to bite into. So just like you do that with fruit, he said, do that with the words and the statements of the righteous and the knowledgeable and keep their company and be in their presence. And he says and don't speak,
don't speak until you are certain that this statement that I am going to utter is beneficial and will bring benefits to me and to those around me.
So you do like a cost benefit analysis before you say something. Is there more benefit or is there harm? If there's harm? You don't say it? If there's benefit to you or to others around you then you say it
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Allah subhanaw taala said on the tongue of His Messenger and ahaadeeth could see, Allah said, My love is prescribed is guaranteed for who for those that love one another for my sake.
And for those that sit with one another, for my sake,
and for those that visit one another, for my sake. So you might love someone, because of what they have to offer you.
You might love someone because of how loving them makes you feel.
But that might not be pleasing to Allah. But then you might love someone, not because of what you benefit from them, or what you can do for them. But because through this relationship, you are doing something pleasing to Allah.
You might sit with someone and keep the presence of someone because I'm gonna get a good business deal out of this.
That's, but other times you sit with someone and you're not going to get any business deal out of it. But you are going to be engaging in something that is pleasing to Allah. You might visit someone that you don't really necessarily like, He's not my friend. Why are you visiting them? I'm visiting them for the sake of Allah. They might be sick, for example, or they might be someone who is lonely, and you don't really care to visit them, but you say no, I'm gonna go because this will make them happy. And it is pleasing to Allah.
People that have those kinds of interactions. Allah says, My love is prescribed for those folks.
So be in the company of those that Allah loves.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said otaku on Eman and to hip Villa or to booty La Villa. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said is the tightest and strongest covenant and branch and manifestation of faith is that you love for the sake of Allah and you hate you dislike for the sake of Allah. You might love or hate someone or something because of what it does to you or because of your personal tastes or likes or dislikes. But then when you dislike something, even though it might be very attractive, but you dislike it because a lot of dislikes it
that's a manifestation of a man and that's something that Allah loves.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said allegedly or Allah Dini honey for young men you heard in the prophet SAW sent him said, you will be on the deen you will be on the way of life of your close companion. Whether you like it or not, one way or another, it's going to impact you. So be very careful who you choose to be your close companion.
The next part that he mentions about being very careful about what you utter from speech. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Abdullah at Keller mobile kenema at Nairobi No, Murphy ha yeah, we have in nary, a bad Mr. Badal message at Walmart. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said sometimes a person may utter a word or a phrase they themselves
don't fully understand the implication and the severity of that phrase. They think it's no big deal. That's just a joke. It's just a white lie. It's just a little tease, no big deal. But the prophets I send them says because of that statement, they will be falling into the pit of jahannam a bit of Hellfire, may Allah protect us. How deep will they be falling a distance between the furthest east and the furthest of West?
That's a far distance. Why? From what grave crime from a statement that they overlooked the severity of what I said buena Hainan, in the La Jolla Aleem. Allah said insalata note about certain rumors and, and and lies that people might spread said you think of it nothing, no, no big deal. It's not a big deal. I'm just passing what I heard. But he says what with a lot, it is very serious, and it is very severe.
So to be very cautious about choosing our words carefully is also one of the ways of earning the love of Allah subhanaw taala. And this is Adam. This is etiquette. And how do you get trained into that is by being in the presence of learned and righteous.
I'll share with you a personal story.
And then we'll conclude with the 10th because we have gone over a time.
in Medina one time there is a famous scholar, his name is Mohammed Machado Chantilly.
He's a specialist in fifth Gen sort of a polymath, a great scholar, and he is someone whenever he had his lesson the prophets msgid, there would be hundreds of students crowding, and people would come super early to book their spot, and attend the lesson. And after the lesson is done, and the teacher wants to leave and go to the parking lot, so he can, you know, go wherever he needs to go. He would be literally smothered by you know, a horde of people that are coming that this one wants to ask a question. This one wants to say thank you, this one wants to kiss his hand. There's no one wants to kiss his head. And it's like a mission for this guy just to get out of the masjid, like
literally a mission, you know, and he doesn't want to have any bodyguards because he doesn't want anyone to get hurt. But it's like you see him going, you know,
I used to witness that. And I had a lot of questions that I wanted to ask, but I'm like, Man, that's not right. You know, this zeal and excitement. It's really putting a lot of burden and discomfort on the teacher. Let the guy you know, he finished his lesson. Let him go. And there's other ways of sending him questions and whatnot if it's that pertinent anyways, so I didn't used to like getting in that, you know, crowd of people that wasn't healthy. But one time Subhanallah after the lesson was done, I got up and we went to a place and it was time for Salah, so we were waiting for a salah and until I finished and Subhanallah it just so happened the chef prayed right behind me.
So when Sala finished, and I got up. He's right there in front of me. And I'm like, oh, wow, this worked out pretty nicely.
And then sub Panama in a few minutes.
All of these people swarm around, I was like, well, there goes that opportunity. Then all these people are crowding, there was like dozens of them. And everyone's stepping on everyone else's foot. And I'm getting elbowed and pushed. And I was like, You know what, I'm just gonna stand right here in my spot. I'm not gonna move, let them pass. So I just did right there waiting for everyone to pass. So panela not by any plan this year reached right in front of me.
And then he stopped. Why? An old man was coming from the opposite direction, old man, he must have been like five foot one. And his back is hunched. And he's missing like 95% of his teeth. And he was not dressed. And you look at this guy, you're like, This guy has had a rough life. You know, and he has a cane and he's walking. And he's pleading with and you can barely hear his voice. He wants to ask the chef a question. And he's pushing me and let me in. And he finally gets in front. So when the chef saw him, he stopped. And he all of these other young students, okay, they can, they'll get another opportunity. But this old man who was even older than him, he gave him his full attention.
So everybody get out the way make space for this man. So he came right in front of the shift and who's standing right there. Yours truly, unlike in the middle of this, I'm like, Whoa, what's going on here? So the old man comes, Elijah, I have a question.
Go ahead, ask your question.
Now bear in mind, this is one of the most famous scholars amongst the serious students, that that is known in that place all around the world.
And the students that are there, they're not like high schoolers, the people that are hustling and bustling and acting like kids in a candy shop. These are students in the masters and the PhD program.
They're dying to get 25 seconds to ask their question or to like, discuss something she has you mentioned this, but in this book, it says this What? How do I understand, like, high level academic questions.
And this guy comes, and what's his question?
His question is, well, I had a fight with my neighbor.
And he oppressed me. And he wronged me, and he won't give me my rights. And I am so angry. Is it permissible for me to make against him? So that he gets punished? That's his question.
Not to belittle the guy, but from pure academic value. Yeah. And the big difference between this question and the other ones.
So that he was answering his question with complete gentleness.
And he said to him, you know, first he meant, he said, some phrases that would make him feel good, making draft for him and comforting the guy, you know, and the guy is there and he's crying like old man in the old guy, and maybe in his 90s law knows how old he is.
Then the sheriff wanted to answer his question. So he wanted to give him a story. He said, If he has wronged you, then yes, you can make your ad to Allah, that you get your right back. If not in this dunya, then an athlete on the hill, it'll be more severe. He said, you can do that. That is your right.
He said, but if you choose to forgive, then the reward for that is way bigger than he wanted to explain this. So he gave him a story of a Sahabi. He said, there were these two companions that had a quarrel over a piece of land. And he's mentioning the story.
As he's mentioning the story, the name of that Sahabi slipped his mind.
So he's mentioned the story. And he's studying his like,
he's trying to remember the name of the Sahabi, the name of that companion in that story, you guys follow? make sense.
So I want you to picture the situation. She has a standing there and their profits measured. There's probably like 60 or 70 people, like huddled around, and there's this old demand there. And all these students are there. And this is like about two feet away from my face.
So there's students and other students standing right across from me, I'm on the shakes right hand side, like to his right side, and this guy is right across from me on the shades left hand side. She was she was trying to remember the name of that Sahabi. And that guy, like he had a lightbulb moment. Like he remembered the name like he knew the story from before. So he's like, oh, food, I never know for that.
He's like, Oh, it was just so heavy. Because he remembered the story, Mashallah, he knows all the stories. So he wanted to volunteer that information.
It was pin drop silence. No one was talking that she was answering this old man's question.
This guy happens to be in a position. Logistically, physically, he's hearing the conversation, but he's not part of it. And he decided to jump in and finish this sentence and thought for him.
You know how sometimes something embarrassing might happen to you and you say, like, I want the earth to swallow me.
I wanted the earth to swallow me. And I didn't even do anything wrong. But she looked at him.
And it was like serious pin drop silence. Like everyone was like, What's going on here? And he looked at him and he said to him,
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He said, Don't speak in the middle of the lesson of the scholars. When they're having their lesson. You don't just
just say what's on your mind.
Like, I felt so bad for that guy. I wanted the earth to swallow me. I was like, Man, this is serious.
What's the moral of the story? And then he finished the answer and everybody lived happily ever after umbrella.
Some teachers have different methods. Some teachers are intense. Others are more soft liquid Lima, Carmen McCall. Every situation necessitates a different tone as appropriate. What's the moral of the story? Not everything that comes on your mind. You have to say it.
That's what he says here. for either of them to kill them for the atomic element fair. You want to say something? first figure out cost benefit analysis. Do I really need to say this
That's the moral of the of the whole story. I wanted to
add some excitement so you can feel like you were there.
What's the parallel how many times and this happens to all of us? May Allah forgive us and guide us? A lot of times you know, we don't think very carefully and cautiously about what we are going to say the last one we will conclude and close. We are 20 minutes over time, but I wanted to finish the book. The last one is very comprehensive and very simple. MOBA either to Cooley suburban Yahoo, by nl lb, or by Allah azzawajal.
Up till now we've mentioned nine ways of attaining the love of Allah, the 10th way
is to stay away.
distance yourself from anything else. That doesn't bring you closer to Allah.
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Allah subhana wa Jalla said on the Day of Judgment, a person's wealth a person's person's family size, will not come to avail them. What will be of benefit to them is that they come and meet Allah with a sound heart with a sound heart. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make it there and say what? Luca Perlman Salima is recording the book of autonomy, the O Allah asked you for a sound and a healthy heart and a sound and a healthy heart is the one that is always trying to seek closeness with Allah.
Abdullah Abdullah Mubarak, the early scholar, he said, to Luba to me to Oba baka derece, was a man who her maternal cuisine ob, ob, Ohio, Lena Sica, Rosa knew her. He said I noticed that poor choices and repetitive sins and doing things that are displeasing to Allah kills the heart.
And it inherits upon that person, humility and a low status. You know, when they become addicted to these sins that Allah doesn't like, but rather when you leave these poor choices, you give life to your heart, into your soul, and it is better for yourself, to disobey to this obey those wrongful and unhealthy desires. So we ask Allah Subhana Allah for a sound heart, a sound heart is one that is concerned
with with attaining the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who love Him and to make us of those whom he loves. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to guide us to that which is true and correct and good. And in accordance with the book of Allah and the son of his messenger. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to teach us that which is beneficial to increase us in beneficial knowledge and to grant us the success to apply it new Escalade to adorn us with the character of our beloved messenger at a salatu salam. And this is the last session for 2017 sha Allah to Allah We will reconvene in 2018
with a new series that you will determine
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