Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to inspirations, building the foundations. All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evils of our actions. We send peace and blessings upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
We talked last time about the prayer and its effect and influence in our lives, and that it has the potential to help us improve our character, and as individuals and in our societies. So today, inshallah we'll expand more on this. And we'll explore more of the secrets and the treasures of this wonderful act of worship. Let me first welcome our guests cinematic.
Okay, we talked last time about the prayer, and that it has a tremendous effect on our character, as a Lost Planet. Allah said, in reverse. We're optimists salata insalata. And in fact, he will look up and establish the prayer. Because, indeed, the prayer is a preventive deterrent against shameful, and obscene actions and sins. So the prayer has the potential to change us to help us improve in a positive way. This is the prayer it has, it has this kind, it has this quality in it, it helps us It helps us always improve as individuals, and in a collective way as a society or a community, wherever we are. So if the prayer is not really doing its job, then we have to go back to ourselves,
and review the way we perform the prayer. And we talked about different reasons how we try to explore and analyze and break down the way that the prayer helps us improve. And I believe we shed enough light hamdulillah on that, but I just want to see or hear from you. How do you think we can improve our prayer? What are the things that we can do to improve our prayers, so that we can improve, eventually our characters? What can you think of the Korea I think each of us is different? So for me, because my knowledge of Arabic is not really that great, then seeking to understand
what I'm reciting and also split the Tafseer. So that it really affects me and like really get her showing my prayer, and it really touches me. Excellent. So to develop the way how to pray, and develop the horseshoe make everything I'll get everything necessary to develop the horseshoe and I was depressed. So the prayer has this impact on our souls on our hearts. Dr. Ashraf, I think in order to, to have the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala in our prayers, I think we should stick to the instructions of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the way he and the manner and the behavior he he used to pray. Yes, in order to follow this, we are going to have the best way of
praying very good. So basically, it's the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu salam, Salam Kamara to moonee. Valley pray as you saw me praying.
Many people say well, we just pray any which way, you know, the most important things the horseshoe? Yes, what is important is the horseshoe. But how can you develop the horseshoe without praying as the prophet SAW Salem pray? This is an act of worship. And we should follow the instructions because it's Revelation. Revelation, once we follow that, it helps us develop the process. I'm prayed in a way that develops the horseshoe I know sometimes, like for example, let me give you an example. So we'll be practical. Some people say I like to pray with my eyes closed.
Because it helps me have more shortness. When we say to them, maybe now it helps you have more for sure. But is it the crusher of the prophet SAW Selim told us about soldiers about the whole show that improves your character? I tell you definitely no. Because the Protestants have never closed his eyes in the prayer. And he told us that during the prayer, you keep your sight on the place of your subdued if your frustration when you're going to put your forehead, this helps you have more control. So if you really want to do for sure, and everything comes with practice, you know, it doesn't come overnight. Even with the prayer. The whole short needs a lot of concentration needs a
lot of practice. So every time the more effort you put into your prayer, you know, the more effective your prayer becomes, the more constructive your prayer really becomes. So for short, for example, is by following the way of the Prophet, focus on the place of your frustration and try to get close to Allah tell you after maybe try once. Second time, third time, a couple of times.
Sharla and you will get crushed to death just follow the way of the prophet SAW Selim. So he's a very good we can develop for sure. But following the way or the manner the process Alam prayed, what about us man? What do you have
the right of Allah to get it for camera lady? I think there is time, the time when you can really forget about the dunya and be closer to your Lord. So inshallah I'm striving that inshallah I'd like to establish the night French honor and then get some closure from this. Excellent Mashallah. So how do you think, you know, what are the reasons that night prayer really develops a horseshoe and helps us what I think the difficulty this time is difficult to get up, first of all, and you have to have the intention before you go to sleep. I'm going to get up for this prayer inshallah. And I think this time I was blessed this time, you know, before, before the fudger prayer, so I think these
elements shall and also their specific word for the night prayer, Mashallah, excellent. That's very good. You know, it's a way to train ourselves as well for the prayer, you know, because this time really is a blessing. And Allah says, to the prophet SAW, Selim, remember we talked last time we said that, at the beginning of Islam, in Mecca, Allah made it obligatory on the believers to stand up a night, the whole night, first was obligatory upon them, there were no five daily prayers was the night prayer the whole night, that was obligatory on them, you know why? Because it makes a big difference in the heart. It builds you not just to wake up, make the effort to wake up and forsake,
you know, your your bed, and stand before you create, and you sold yourself is calling you to sleep, I need to sleep, you know, you're tired, everyone is sleeping, no one is helping you. So that is it takes a lot of effort, a lot of sacrifice, to really do away with your sleeping, stand before a lot. And that time, when, as you said, You are completely detached from the world, from this world. You are attached to a last panel data, and it's a time of concentration. And others would like to study hard. You know, they prefer that time to study. And the last is that clearly in the Quran. And so when he says in an associate a lady he should do work on.
You know, the prayer during the night, it brings more concurrence, more attachment between what you say and your heart. So what you say what you speak, goes straight to your heart, because there's no distractions, like during the daytime. So the prayer of the night is one of the pillars, you know, of the life of the Muslim. And the professor said, and said many times, you know, feed the people who need the needy, and spread the greeting of Islam, and pray at night when the people are sleeping, you will enter Paradise with peace. And the process of another Hadith said that the night prayer is the honor of the Muslim,
the owner of the Muslim was the owner of the Muslim.
How does the Muslim get honor by getting closer to Allah. So the more you get closer to all of them will honor that alone. It's not honor from the human beings. It's honor from Allah, honor in the sight of Allah, it means a higher rank and paradise. This is what the night prayer does to you.
We'll try to we'll come back to the night prayers. First, let me see what brother said has to say about the prayer generally, how it can improve us.
My, my, my my knowledge of the praise for improvement for myself. And what I would like to do is, is to hedge. Like you said the night prayer is very, very important. Excellent. I mean, sometimes we we get we get caught up in fatigue, and we want to sleep all night. But we forget that the rewards that we can receive from a lot excellent spend $1 when when it comes to getting up that that that one third of the night, yes. And giving ourselves to Allah, excellent, and in holding up for his Institute for such a long period of time and just contemplating on the things that that we are striving for excellent. It is. Yes, this is very important to do. It should mean a lot to us should
mean a lot to us. The professor has made it clear, the authentic Catholic and he said the closest a person to Allah is when he's making surgery at the time of surgery. So, you know, when you love someone, love your kids.
You can't stay away from them for a long time. Those who have kids, they know about that. You can stay away from them. Even your parents really love them, your wife, or a wife or husband.
We need that kind of closeness that we feel were close to them. Maybe not in the physical sense, but that they are close to us they hear well even if we whisper they can hear us this human nature we need to feel that kind of closeness. So imagine when you are frustrating to Allah subhanaw taala you feel that kind of universe why because you don't shout out your door. You just whisper to Allah, he can hear you
and he can hear you
And he's close to you. And we all know the verse that was out of the gentlemen out of his mercy out of his greatness. He says to the process that I've been focused on what he does allocate a baddie underneath in every
study, buddy, well, you may not even allow me to do and if my servants asked to ask you about me, I am close. I am close. And Jude is very important with that sense of closeness. And you know, at the time of stress, try to pray to Allah,
just, you know, a voluntary prayers, just pray to Allah. Because Allah, remember when we said last time, we said,
was dinuba sublabel. salon, seek the help from Allah subhanaw taala, through patience, and through the prayer,
through the prayer, so stand before Allah subhanaw taala, prostrate to him, and whispered to her,
and just, you know, do it, and then come back and tell me about how we feel.
actually feel that closeness to Allah, he's the master of this universe, he has everything in control, and you just complain to him,
to open your heart, for Allah,
all these secrets that you have opened them for a lot, and you will feel the relief. So the solute is very important. This is one of the most important aspects of the prayer that really, you know, cleanse the heart can start now I've collected some verses, you know, the occurrences of the prayer and the Quran. And enough, something very beautiful. Maybe we've done this a couple of times, I said, the sequence of the verses, the sequence, even within the same verse, the things that are put together, they have a meaning. Allah subhanaw taala intends something when he puts things together. So there are so many beautiful things and benefits that we can take from that. So one of the verses
and sorts of bacala and what Allah subhanaw taala says, wakulla when nurses
will have the most Allah,
Allah commands, certain actions, and he says, and say to the people, that which is good, say to other, to the others, that which is good, and establish the prayer and give this occur. And this connection shows that in order to be good to the people and say good to the people, what helps you is the prayer. These things all together, they support each other.
So once you have more for sure in your prayer, once you praise the process, Allen prayed, when you once you start to focus on everything you say in your prayer, and try to really benefit from it once you frustrate a las panatela mixer dude. And you feel discloses to our last panel to Anna and you develop your prayer more naturally, your speech would be better, your words would be good, because your heart starts to take to what is good, your tongue start to taste to what is good. You get the light from Allah subhana wa Tada. This is why Allah said, Yeah, you're letting me know, Allah insha Allah, Allah O you who believe, if you feel a lot, if you do righteousness, out of fear
of Allah subhanaw taala then Allah will give you the criteria,
the criteria to decide or to know what is good from evil. So with the prayer you this is step one, but the prayer increases, so you can tell what is good, and what is evil and things. This is knowledge, this part of knowledge as the last one, like I said, What Allah, Allah and Allah The more you have, and we I believe we explained previously was the real meaning of taqwa, the most of what you have, okay, the more Allah will teach you, I will I will open new ways for you. So this is a beautiful verse, another verse, Allah subhanaw taala says, and I need to highlight this. Allah says in Surah, Nisa,
and I'm Tara, Elin Medina, at
this time, this verse has a story. The prophets of Salaam was oppressed and his competitors also in Mac, they made the hero to Medina,
what did they lose, they lost their wealth, their houses, the business, some of them lost their families there, they were taken over by the people of
now they came to Medina, penniless, jobless, they have nothing, the only thing they have is the government that they have. That's it, nothing else.
So many of them came to the professors and they said, O Messenger of Allah,
you know, our wealth, our houses, our families. Now we have become a state. We're becoming dependent. We have our people we can, why don't we go and fight them? Why don't we go and fight them? Why didn't we go and get our property back? Why don't we do that? But the prophet SAW Selim had a methodology, a great methodology. And from that methodology, we derived the style and the format of this show, which is building the foundations. We cannot jump up to conclusions. We have to build the foundations, and this is what the prophet SAW Selim did, and it takes time. So he said to them,
It's not time yet. It's not due yet. We're not ready. We have to build the foundations. We have to build the people, educate them, cultivate them, increase email, spread the Dharma.
Then victory will come from Allah.
So Allah sent this verse He said, lm toda la la Vina feeling a hunger for idea. Don't you see these people that we said to them, hold your hands back? It's not time fighting. It's not Julia, hold your hands back. And what did we say to them as well? Hold your hands back with a famous salata. Establish the prayer. Imagine the saying, oh, Prophet, our wealth is gone. Get it? We have the weapon. We have the weapons, we have the people, the manpower, we have the army, why don't we go and get it? It's our wealth. And many people today are saying why don't we go and just kill the people, you know, everywhere kill these Westerners kill these who fought and all that stuff. Let's rob them
and take their money. Yeah, it's gone. fight them, kill them. Whatever you find them. There's what they say. They got the basic a visa to the Western countries, and they go and kill the on people. At least that means that agreement.
So they go to that they do it.
But this wasn't the waiver, the professor said, it's time for building the foundations build the real Muslims understand what this life is all about. So we said to them, hold your hands back. Imagine the fight, they want to fight analysis in depth, establish the prayer. And today we say to these people, establish the prayer. Give this a cap, learn your religion, and act upon that. Perfect your prayer, you know, a masala iqama. To Salah doesn't mean just to pray, means to pray perfectly.
To get yourself ready for the prayer. So you make will do and your concentration is on the prayer. And you come to the prayer to clean place. And you're mindful of Allah and I'm praying to Him. And then when you stand in prayer, you lose this world or you get out of this world completely, you're in different world. And this is where you get the rejuvenation. You recharge your battery, you enter the world from which you came, which is paradise. You forget about all the pressures or the the bills you have to pay or the financial burden on yourself, or you know all the demands of maybe your wife or your kids and all that stuff. And you stand for office.
All the pressures are Allah, I just pray to you, and you forget about the world. Can you imagine how it helps us improve? So imagine, Allah says, but these people will say to them, hold your hands back and establish the prayer and pay this account. So it's time for building the foundations, they didn't do that. So what happened Allah says, and when time came and we prescribed, or we made it, allow for them. Now you can start fighting to get your wealth back, you can start fighting to establish the religion and get rid of the tyrants who stand in the way of the devil. Okay. Part of them is a very common omission and NASA shuttle a part of them fear a lot of other people more than
they feel. You know why? Because at that time, they kept nagging about fighting, fighting and the process until they told them it wasn't time.
And they insisted, so they didn't build the foundation. So when the time came for real fighting, they were started fearing people more than they feel.
So we have to start building foundations. It's how does it go? With the prayer? It's a great eight us. It's a great eight us. Now.
Let me put this verse to you, Allah says describes the believers and levena in Mecca known for those who establish them in the earth. accommo salata, Adams, GLaDOS, aka, Mr. Obama, if you want to know
those have established them in the land, you know, what do they do?
They establish the prayer, they give this a cat, the enjoyment is good, and they forbid what is evil. And everything is in the hands of Allah. Everything's under the control of Allah. Allah can do anything he wants.
So imagine, Allah is saying, Oh is praising the believers, that if we give them power, if the if stablish them, what do they do? This is how we build the F, With what? With good actions and joining the good forbidding the evil. So these in this class, this was gives us actually, the foundations of a good society.
Have a wonderful society, established the prayer. And now we will highlight more, some beautiful things about the prayer, but I want to hear from you. Now, we talked about the prayer in general. How do you think we talked about the individual as well? How do you think the prayer
in congregation can help us improve as a community or as a society?
What does it mean to you as a congregational prayer? Very important, very important is you know, we, you know, like the population and the oma
Like a family, in the old saying is the family that prays together stays together. So if we, we take that in mind, and we focus on a solid and focus on the well being of each other,
everything will come as a lot of plans. Excellent, excellent. Really, you know, it strengthens the bonds, especially with the family. Don't leave your family alone. If you don't have it around, and you don't pray in the congregation. So pray with your family. Some people just pray by themselves. So you see the father praying by himself, the mother praying by herself, because what is the sense of love among the family? Some people are shy to do that? No, don't, don't be shy, do it.
Imagine how the family will be when they pray together, the love, and even the professor salomina from as soon as when the husband first marries his wife, you know what you should do? They should pray to lock us together sooner?
because it brings the house together. Now we're giving you more clues. Okay, so tell me more about the congressional probe. What does it mean to you? How do you see develops our relationship with a man with with other Muslims. Secondly, I think at the time of the Sahaba, everybody would pay in congregations, if one was missing from a congregation, they would ask about this person, whereas he is ill, perhaps we can go and visit him if he's sick. Imagine this wonderful aspect of the Muslim society.
If someone is absent, we go and check on him. There must be something wrong.
Now, today, we don't have this, unfortunately, maybe on a very limited scale. Some people they have, you know, the best relationship that people have friendship, especially for the elderly. They have because they go together to one method. They are the best friends. And from the west, we know that our Muslim communities in the West, the best relationships are my friends in the masjid the brothers who come to the masjid. These are the ones that I know that I love that I respect that I'm in touch with. So this kind of relationship, we'll talk more about it. But first, we have to go to a short break. And today we have a guest in Sharla has an interesting story a bit different from the ones
that we had before. inshallah we'll, so we'll try to see his feature in sha Allah. Then we'll get back to the issue of prayer, the congregation prayer, because it's our focus today, inshallah. So go to a short break, stay tuned.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Welcome back, we're still talking about the wonderful Foundation, which is the prayer and we are trying to explore more about the potential that the prayer offers us in changing our character and improving the community of the society as a whole. So we're still talking about the congregational prayer. And it's so wonderful, you know, if we just have a look at Islam, you know, the fabric of Islam, the jurisprudence of Islam, we can see that the prayer is there in every occasion.
Even though this collaboration with the eight, the first thing the Muslims do on that day, is the congregational prayer, the prayer of an eight, they can't pray together.
Because the Muslim, or Islam generally is concerned a lot with building a healthy community. First, it builds the healthy and, and the wonderful kind of character an individual, then it goes to build this whole community or society, on solid foundations. So with the aid, the first thing they do, they pray, when someone dies, they pray the janazah altogether.
You know, when, when they don't have rain that year, they all pray together. So let's let's discuss the prayer of prayer of asking the for the rain. So with everything the Muslims pray in congregation, and many people unfortunately, have failed, really established this. The congregational prayer is not something recommended, it is an obligation. When you have the midst msgid in the vicinity in the locality. You pray with the congregation with the Muslims, foot by foot, shoulder by shoulder, he all together. There's not arrogance, not please for arrogance in the masjid. The Muslims all stand before Allah is permitted their Creator showing their love to each
other, building these relationships. So the Muslim community is strong.
Someone someone is in need, they all know about him. When someone is ill or doesn't feel well, they all know about him or about her. When someone goes through trouble, they all support each other. So it's the Muslim community is the beauty of human relationship in Allah put this in us. And it's then, you know, has enough space for human interaction. Because it is something wonderful human interaction is part of Islam. But it has to be constructive has to be as I said,
what I want to add a bit of taqwa
and help each other cooperate on doing righteousness and good and do not cooperate and doing what is evil. So Islam always gives us the positive and the constructive alternative. Islam recognizes our needs because it's designed for us by our Creator. So the congregational prayer is very important. We'll try to explore more about the congressional prayer because it is a tremendous subject. Honestly, there are so many secrets in the congressional prayer, and we need to urge ourselves and encourage every other Muslims to watch for the congregational prayers. A lot of Gemma has very important, but first literacy, this short film about a brother. His story, as I said, is a bit
different from the previous ones who can watch it all together, they will have him inshallah, here in the studio, so let's go and watch it.
Walid Come on, was born in Birmingham, in the year 1979.
I was brought up and available family, caring parents had all I needed.
They gave me everything.
However, when he was fed up with everyday routine and started looking for change,
and search for freedom, while he'd got himself into drugs and alcohol, but later on he realized that this wasn't the way
I want to break free of everything. explore the world had a lot of opportunities to go all over the world from the left. So I went to England and Sweden and Denmark, USA, Australia Melbourne.
Unfortunately after like several years of service I never got more than textile light and
stuff like that.
What's been left circle Latina,
Latina she Reno, Nevada, Allah tala Dinah Calhoun re Rosina callfire dunya.
His parents helped him overcome this stage, especially through the love care, and
I'm very pleased was very worried nowadays. Well, it is good sky and very intelligent. But it was doing something sometimes something which I don't like now is back, if I may say so it's back to our religion.
Recently when he set up a small business, and he wants to be an example of success and great conduct for other Muslims,
Walid realized that the only way to freedom is to get closer to Allah Subhana
a flower catalog. Welcome back. Mashallah interesting story. Okay, to me, how did that thing start with you? Especially you said you were setting for freedom.
Freedom. So how did that feel at that time?
And the time so people like they have loads some burning
by company, especially the the reason for everyone like, it makes it easy for him to think that this is the right way. But you're going to say the second point is like closest friends, the people you hang around with, especially at the high school.
You get connected with different kinds of people. And then so like, they go out and do whatever midnight they go late in the night.
They do whatever they have cars, they have the license yet but they still go on the streets. Because you want that ambitious you want to do that if you did that's freedom. So you wanted to break from the rules to break this caused you to travel to different countries after reach a certain extent he needed that. This was not freedom. I
don't ever want to a time I want to go anyplace I want to. I went to different places in Egypt. I found this is not freedom. So I started searching outside. Yes, that's okay. I'll go to another country have traveled abroad. See freedom, different countries? Yes.
as normal when I went as a people going more astray. That religion so maybe here some people went astray, but still they have Allah, someone craters. When I went, for example, to Sweden, don't talk about religion. Don't talk about Allah. We don't know.
No Limits, no limits for anything. And when it comes to join them, you must be like them. Yes.
Maybe you look, I want to be more free to do that. I will do that. Do
that maybe? right at the beginning, once you took that way into transcendental? Did you feel that it really brought you any sense of freedom? in the store? It was lucky. We found some join us click Join us. Yes, definitely. I forgot it was so fickle. Yes.
A lot of depression, sleepless nights.
fights, always nervous. You know, you're not socializing with people.
It was so weird. It was a nightmare. Okay. I'm interested to know about your parents. How did they react to that, that time when you were really got yourself in that trouble?
In the first few years, I didn't notice it. Because I was acting clever and going certain go back on certain times. In certain times. I was in the lesson I was in the school I was that. But then it came to accent when a lot of troubles start banging. So they start discovering the from somewhere outside, watch out your your your child is doing that. Which are your boys doing that. The friends the brothers.
Then they were they were so shocked. Because they had no experience with that at all. Even with my elder brother. No one had that experience in my family. So they were shocked. They tried like, okay, we stopped that we stopped that and start going to the extreme. Okay, you stop that I would do that. Okay. Mashallah. And as we are talking about the communication friend told me about something really struck you and brought you back to Islam was a hookah that you had in London.
So started with Australia, Melbourne, when I met an Egyptian brother, I worked with him, I started talking to me about solar. And they started taking, taking me with him to Paris. Yes. And when I went over there, I found in different universities, mega building, they would have a flat and say, Okay, let's do a Java phase over here. They give the speech, they make a lot of effort to pay money, they give the time they do everything, trying to get the most full impact of with Muslims, give our
community a small community together. How did you feel it really helped you?
This is from professormesser.com qa. Yes. And another thing is, if you get a stick, any kind of stick, I try to make a yubikey. But if you put a bunch of sticks together and try to pick it up, no, you're going to make it
and then he saw Muslims doing effort together. They want to do something for us. And then when I move to England, especially it's not the new west of East London. I won't see that to pay for the fact that I want to see what's what's the students doing? What's the use doing in England.
I like was the first time I think I was about 10 a Muslim. And then when I went over the phone, people students in the main hall they're giving the speech and talking about cyber room rather than watashi Masada in the main hall of universities and he was giving a speech about cyberbullying.
gave everything to about soldier and there's nothing you will keep it from another soldier. If you give everything then you will, you will win in the end. So feeling like, I must stick to this concrete phrase, I found the brothers shaking hands with this thing. So I never know them before. They used to fell in love in a convocation prayer brings all together, we feel old brothers, we don't you know, we don't care if this brother, what's his background, where he comes from?
What race he is, we're all brothers for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala we don't we don't care about the financial situation or,
or what kind of society or caste this model comes from. You just brought up for the sake of the last panel to add. So this is how that's a beautiful aspect that we talked about, which is the congregational prayer that really brings the society closer together. In the conversion, congregations prayers, you feel like you're not alone, and all of your brothers or guys are united for for the same issue for the same reason. And no one needs to be anything. I'm not the I'm not giving you a smile to take from something in the night. Yes, for Allah. Yes, we stand beside each other in the same row. We stand properly for Allah, I've only for me anything and definitely from
anything national political figure out what I noticed. And I want to highlight the thing of support of the family. You know, sometimes our children fall into trouble. And many people act nervously you know, and the reaction is completely out of proportion. So they might end up losing the son of the daughter. So I want to know more how your family learnt or how they dealt with you especially you give them a lot of trouble. Definitely. What I feel is that their support really helps you overcome this stage in your life. Tell the cruise ship what awesome that's so critical point for the parents. So this what you're doing and a lot of troubles you're causing them in every
So for them to be patient and do that.
Okay, we will wait for that one. We try to be good and we'll give you that okay, we will try to help you in that we'll show you a way to the doctors.
differentials, what do you want, but please try to be with us. Okay, what do you think of a player's gunplay? Okay, let's go home. It took them like several years as for them to get me to go to the ombre until one certain point. And then my mom was she got successful in taking me with her to ombre. And when I went over there, I was like when I first saw the cover, I was like
that was my feeling as good as Muslims. And then after I finished my hammer and shaved my head first have to do it for now we still carry
with us for
that boy or something like that sweet boy doing it for
really the parents, the father and the mother that they can have a big influence that kids mature, even if they go astray if they do something wrong. Still, when they feel the care and the love. They recognize that it brings them closer, I'm not sure what I'm impressed with is that your family, they realize that the way we like to bring you back to be
just a normal person was to bring you to the prayer to bring you to take it to camera. So which is a very good thing to have the number it is but you know first when I got practice started back in England, and they heard about four friends that your son is passing down in England. He's like visiting us he's not doing that he's not doing that. They got shocked to the first What are you thinking of what you're doing is praise is easy, do it easy. They thought that I'm going to
satisfy myself or do something wrong because of that stuff. I did this only after a year he needed and he was like
well, that's okay if that's them you keep like that Don't go anywhere else. You have to be don't have anyone say to you if you have this opportunity to have a job. You must shave your beard in order to be a sales for whatsoever company. Whatever you would like to name it. established companies but they say okay, this appearance we cannot have over here. But Subhan Allah, you say Lola Lola that's what pleases a lot. That's the way the Prophet sallallahu Sallam showed us how to the are how to please a lot. So don't you do it and then Allah blesses you and every single step you take excellent. May Allah really make you firm in this religion will eat and take all of us and
guide us all to the straight path that pleases Him
following this process, and I really appreciate that so they might come in here will actually as we are talking now about the prayer and how it affects us and affects the community as a whole or the society as a whole. We met some youth and we see what they have to say about the prayer and how it should affect them inshallah, so school must act together.
Prayer for me, is
is most often about remembering. So that if I know that, even if I have prayed for and so now I'm done for a few hours, I should keep in mind that anything I do between now and ask, I will have to remember when I'm standing before London, there's the spiritual sense. And there's even the practical sense. If you want to talk about practicality, I mean, if there are five prayers in the day, you can kind of arrange your day around it, you know, you can maybe do certain things between God and Austria, if you have to do work, or homework or school or college, whatever you're talking about. And that's more of the practical sense. You can arrange, have an organized and very efficient
life, between prayers. Now, in the spiritual sense, every single prayer is connection and remembering God, so that when you're actually doing the practical side, it's from a religious perspective, you are doing this not for just for dunya, but also to please Allah, if you're teaching or if you are being taught, if you're a student, you're doing it with the NEA, so that it will please Allah. So, you know, for prayer, you know, it's well throughout the day, and it almost is a time for you to relax, I would say, you know, when I started really praying five times a day, it was, it's almost like a sort of a break from, you know, the hectic world. So you know, you got to
relax. And you don't have to do you're calm, you think things over. And you know, you remember a low and
reminds you of your belief each time you pray. Because you know, like, as you said, it adds up. So it's almost just
like a confirmation of, you know, everything
will come back, you can send your emails to our email address, which is [email protected] And this is a recorded episode. So we won't be able We apologize, won't be able to take your phone calls. So the congregational prayer has a special place in Islam. And you know, our beloved Massoud, in a beautiful statement said that, in the law, followed by Lena v come soon and alhuda a law prescribed for profit, the sooner the ways of who they have guidance prescribed for them, is referring to the press. And then he talks about the five daily prayers, anyone who praised them, as Allah commanded
in the place where the call for event is being done.
Okay, and he gives them the rights, that he has a covenant from Allah, that he will enter him into paradise. And then he said, if you don't pray, if you don't pray them, where they operate, or the place where they are, then is called for them. Okay, and you don't give them the rights, then you have no covenant from Allah.
This choose the high position, that the prayer, especially the congregational prayer, has in Islam, this one especially has favored it 27 times over the prayer, individual prayer. So it's very important and imagined they think that the secret about the prayer you know, many people, they always wonder what is the thing that helps us improve our character.
Most of us think that the since they have nothing to do with our character, but they have to do when you have more scenes, your character tends to be bad and negative. When you get rid of your since your character improves. So what is the thing that really wipes out our, our, our sins, the Hadith, of the process of selling, who knows, but Sadie was the example of the prayer five times a day.
If you're taking a bath, taking a bath, there's a river, you know, passing by the toaster, if one of you imagine this is an example of one of us like this, this situation, and every time he goes up from his house, he washes himself and he comes back to washes himself five times a day. Wouldn't a detriment on his buddy. Definitely don't. And similarly, this is how the prayer does with your sins, it takes away your sins. It cleanses your soul and your heart. And you know, when you lose your sins, your character improves.
This is effects. When you have less sins in your records. your your your character really improves. Why? Because you're closer to the last panel to Hannah, your heart is cleaner. Your mind is clear. And you are mindful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is a great example of from the prophet SAW Selim was similar to how the prayer works and it cleanses our souls. So still, I want you to tell me more about the congregational prayer. How do you feel it helps you what other social benefits it gives us? What can you think of smile does anything come to mind? First thing is it's an obligation upon us. Excellent establishes worship
So it means basically stopping our worldly affairs. Yes. Do you know going to worship remembering online this time? Yes. And then secondly, obviously, if you're seeing the same people five times a day, you then establish a bond with them. Excellent. And as we know, Muslims, you know, they are brothers, we establish a brotherhood. So you know, we are like one big family or close to each other. And it strengthens strengthens our bond terms our Eman?
Excellent, excellent. We have depression, you know, many people say, they try to, I know that millions or billions are spent in different countries to sort out some social problems,
to get the people to love each other to stop fighting for the people to care for each other. Because, you know, we're human beings, we have our weaknesses. And many times we fall down, we break and we need support. And so many times they heard when I was living in the UK, that people died in their apartments, and people only found about found out about them two or three months later, because of the smell.
What kind of society that is, what is the love? What is the compassion, just as a boat, as I mentioned, you know, for the congression, for 111 of the people was absent from the prayer, they would all recognize one prayer, they would recognize he has a problem, there must be something wrong has gone check on him straight away.
But someone dies, and two months, no one knows about it.
And that's a calamity.
So the congressional prayer helps us really make this bond strong, have this love for our brothers, and our sisters, and enlist them and let alone the
reward that we get the 27 times over. So this is if you want to get closer to Allah, that's it. And imagine when we all brothers standing, all together, making the same movement, following the same mm.
And seeing the same things reciting the same verses, having the same common hopes, and goals and objectives in our lives.
Could you see how the cooperation will be in the Muslim society. So these are things that the congregational prayer brings us. And just think I mentioned before the break was that Allah set for every occasion, a prayer, a congregational prayer, with everything we pray together, as Muslims, when we rejoice, and they have a time, on a day, we rejoice together, and a calamity, we don't have rain, we all come together. At the time of hardship, when someone dies, sad, the sad times, we all come together, the prayer is done in congregation so that it just teaches the Muslims, the meaning that is in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that the believers are like, what
are like, brothers, brothers? And what is the example of the Muslim community is like one construction, one construction of one buddy. So if one part of your body has some illness, or some problem, the whole of the body, you know, feels that pain through fever, and sleeplessness, maybe and getting tired. So when one of the Muslim society has a problem, one individual, male or a female, black or white, an Arab or a non Arab, whatever they are,
they are part of this Muslim society, we all care for them. We all come together to support them, and to help them and to get them out. Now, many people say why do we talk so much about the prayer. But I believe Last time we talked about this enough, and we saw how tremendous the impact is on our character, as individuals. And today we saw how it affects the society. Just to highlight this more, the prophets of Salaam said in a great Hadith. One day said,
the best thing, the best topic to talk about is the prayer.
So the effect of the prayer is great. So we have if we if it doesn't really have such an impact on us, then we should start thinking and I last time I made the mission. Okay. Oh, the homework on ourselves and our viewers as well, is
to watch out for the prayer to pray it correctly from now one, three with pray according to the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam focus on every word, you say. So this is the meaning of prayer when the companion came to the council and they said, What is the best thing that I can ever do? That generation they want to get to paradise? You know, we're so enthusiastic. What is the best thing I can do? What is the best action? He said the prayer so the man stop, pause for a moment and he said, okay, what's the best thing that I can do? Maybe he's just looking for something. Another thing other than the prayer, he said the prayer, Salah
is the only thing that can do the best action he said the prayer. So if you want to please allow us to get to the prayer, but prayer right
Right, give it the term the concentration, leave this world behind you and do it. Just do it and you will see the impact on yourself will help you align mentioned the person many times in his book with beautiful occurrences with different things. And indications all make it clear that the prayer is always linked with email
is always linked with lighting and alarm Hamadan also lights, the second pillar of Islam after the testimony of the head. Why because of its importance in the life of the Muslim and a lot of Allah mentioned that, that he has angels who go down during the US and during the future. And every time they go to Las Vegas, Nevada sevens, how did you find my sevens? We found them praying to Allah. So this has allowed us to see his sevens so inshallah From now on, we will focus on our prayer, and we will try to get the best out of it, how we can improve ourselves, improve the community and remember that this kind of brotherhood is with the brothers that we pray with in the masjid. So from now on,
inshallah pray will help us will be with us and will be will be mindful of its importance in our lives. Melo reward you for taking the effort to be with us. And I say to our viewers, thank you for watching us. I hope you all benefit from the prayer and we really pray right and through it. We get nearer to the last panel to either leave you in peace and a Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh