The Beautiful Meaning Of Worship
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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all praises due to Allah, we praise Him we seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge and protection and Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray in unclean guide, I testify that none has the right to be worshipped. None has the right to our ultimate love and devotion but Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was Salam is His servant, and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not accept as Muslims, or mankind. be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you
from a single person and from him he created his wife. And from them both he created many men and women and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all watcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins and whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom and the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly
invented matters in religion are considered to be innovation and bitter and bitter and every bidder is misguidance and it leads to the hellfire.
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I'm Allahu jahana. He was one of the AHA Sabra of El Medina, one of the seventh grade scholars over Medina at the time of a tabby in the famous seven in Medina, a man came to him after Salah and he said, your Imam Evany he said, Give me an advice give me a reminder. Wake me up. Give me a moment of awakening remind me of Allah subhanho wa Taala he reaches out to the floor. And at the time the the floor in the masjid was paved with pebbles like this. There was no carpet. So he picks up on pebble and he says you see this
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have what I piety and Taqwa and being careful and mindful with regards to the rights of humans, upon you is dearer to Allah.
Allah loves this the weight of this of water more than he loves all of the voluntary worship of the whole population of the earth.
And that's one of the Folk AHA of Medina, one of the greatest of a turban in Obaidullah Hebrew.
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He was pointing to a very important important facts that oftentimes we get disoriented when it comes to our approach to our religion. Sometimes we compartmentalize we divide our religion, we become very picky and choosey and we do what we like, but we violate what we don't like.
But with Islam, Allah subhanaw taala has given us a huge and wide spectrum of worship. Oftentimes when you say worship, the first thing that occurs to the people, the first thing that people think about when you mentioned the word rabada, and the word worship is what prayer Salah
fast Siyam zakaah
and reciting Quran and vicar, that's what people think about, but worshiping Islam is a very comprehensive concept shedule Islam and multimedia Rahim Allah Allah Allah, he defines what an riba what worships means. And he says, riba to hear Kulu
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About, he says Worship is everything that Allah loves. Every action that Allah loves water, whether it's an action and apparent action, meaning action of the limbs, things you do and things you say,
are manual, or the hidden subtle actions and that's basically what's in the hearts. Fear of Allah.
A sense of justice, hope in Allah. trust in Allah, no one can see that no one can know that. What
is another sight and there's another part of the deeper actions, the actions of the heart that people cannot tell, except they might see the signs of it. What are is a form of one piety and that you protect yourself from what is haram? You keep away from things that are going to bring about doubts and harm into your heart. That's what what is Amano? Hatha Bravo, the Allahu Anhu. One day he was with his some of the some of his companions. And he says, matter of don't worry if he come, who do you think the man the most pious or the people who are pious amongst you? So some of them said and what are cuddle now Salatin? The one who has worked on piety and Taqwa is the one who prays the
most praise more than others is the psychedelic he says and that's not the case.
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and what it will fee come, men either an altar who will be double Honey What Dina esodoc He says the word the most pious among you truly the pious among you is the one that when you deal with them in terms of profit and money and wealth and transactions, they are truthful and honest. That's what Taqwa is and that's what what is
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he used to notice at his time that the shopkeepers business men at the time, the entrepreneurs at the time
when the Adan was called, they will do something really good.
The moment that Advan the call for prayer goes out, they close their shops and they go to the masjid and they compete to be in the first line and the first draw behind the Imam
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He says to them, or shopkeepers or business people.
Just be honest and truthful in your transactions and in your business. Be honest. And it doesn't really harm you if you pray in the last row in the masjid.
Was he saying don't pray in the first row? Know, if someone thinks about that they have to do their schooling all over.
He's setting priorities. He's setting priorities because the one who said pray in the first line is better for you. There's more reward. He's the same one. He's the same one who said you need to be honest. You need to be truthful. You need to give people their rights. Why do I bring these things up? Now? Probably this is most likely this will be the last Friday probably be the last Friday in Ramadan.
The reason is oftentimes, people push themselves to do worship on Ramadan. We start with Ramadan. When I pray all the time, we were so dedicated with our fast and we are sincere in our DUA and recitation of the Quran. Then, because we haven't been preparing ourselves enough during the year for Ramadan.
We start losing that power because we have used our willpower. When the middle of Ramadan comes about a few days into Ramadan, you don't have the same power, the same enthusiasm, the same hype about your Salah and about your fasting, but you were thicker and you sort of settled until Ramadan. But without the spirit of Ramadan.
You feel depleted, you don't feel the power and the energy.
Why? Because we haven't we have not prepared ourselves during the year for Ramadan like the early generations used to do.
And now with the last days in the last 10 nights in Ramadan, people want to push themselves they want to give that last push. But many people don't find any energy. They found they're already burnt out. They're already depleted. And the reason is we have limited the concept of worship to only a small portion of what it means it's great to fast. It's great to pray telawi to Malaysia, it's great to recite the Quran, it's great to make dua and Ramadan is definitely a time for these greats acts of acts of worship that bring you closer to Allah if they come from your hearts if you do them with sincerity, according to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
But we miss out on great things. Being honest, is a great act of worship the prophets of salaam when he explains Islam to us and explains what Eman to us which he did, which is the deeper con deeper concept than Islam itself.
The Prophet salallahu Salam says, A man or
a man is 70 and something branches. Islam is not just one entity, it branches out it has so many facets, it has so many faces and shapes and forms and manifestations,
shahada to Allah ilaha IL Allah the highest among all the branches of Eman is to testify that Nan has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone
will deny her immortal other anatomic and the lowest of them of these branches is to remove things that are harmful from the way of people pedestrians, something is harmful. You remove it from the way so people can
can walk peace
Fully, safely. That's a branch of Eman, it's part of him and that means it's part of worship. It means something that Allah loves and rewards for.
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is a branch of Amen.
So worship is quite vast and versatile. And we can, we should actually we ought to utilize these things. We can't miss out on these great acts of worship. Your being good to your parents is a great act of worship. And it might even be better in the sight of Allah than all of your voluntary prayers.
You will being good to your spouse might elevate you in the sight of Allah higher than your voluntary recitation of the Quran.
You will be in good to your children.
Teaching them well. guiding them with gentleness and love and concern
might get you more reward and Ramadan than other acts of worship that you take for granted. Being nice to other human beings being good, being kind, being gentle, being truthful, being honest, being grateful, giving people their rights, abstaining from harming people, whether with your tongue, or with your even evil thoughts and suspicion sometimes, or even actions might actually elevate you.
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Hina reads from three of the tabby in who studied with the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the reads one statement from them that they said,
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Enos, we have witnessed the self the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they didn't see the concept of worship mainly in fasting and in prayer.
they deemed the concept of worship mainly with abstaining from harming people and violating the rights these are the companions of the Prophet solo Salah so why have we reduced the concept of worship to some aspects of it?
You can't be a righteous person. You can't be a righteous person and you're praying and you dedicating so much time for your Quran and your Salah and your fasting and your vicar, but you violate your spouse's Right? Or your neighbors right. The prophets of salaam was a woman who was brought to his attention. Look at him rotten Linda be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was you Kilala home in a bed that he was allowed to say that was the yummy
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a woman was mentioned to the prophets awesome that she fast and she prays and she does so many good things. She's very devout. But one thing was mentioned that she was not good with her parents with her with her neighbors. She violated the rights of her parents she would harm them.
The Prophet said she is in the hellfire.
The prophets also mentions a moral Ottoman Bani Israel cannot more miss a woman from the previous generate previous nations and she was what she was a prostitute. And again, this is not a call for prostitution just in case. Someone thinks about that.
She sees a dog thirsty dog
panting and thirst and fatigue.
She climbs down a well
and she provides for that dog some water to drink and said dog. It's a dog and animal. The prophets of salaam says for GoFAR Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola, Jana. Allah forgives her sins and He enters her into Jana.
We need to revise the concept of worship, and believe in it and see it the same way it was seen at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salaam, the same as Allah subhanaw taala speaks about it in the Quran. That's how we should be in worship, but with reducing worship to dressing up in a certain way, looking in a certain way speaking in a certain way, be the company in a certain people.
limiting yourself to a certain lifestyle. That's not what piety is. That's not what took what is that's not what worship is. This could be a part of worship. It could be a part of piety, but it's not what piety is.
piety includes everything, everything that is inherently good in human life.
Just being a good human being, being respectful, giving people the rights, being kind, being gentle, being generous.
And Allah subhanaw taala How does he said, Allah Subhan Allah when he speaks about good people in the Quran and bad people in the Quran, just contemplate the example when Allah Subhana Allah mentions Musa alayhis salam, and Allah Subhan Allah, Allah Subhana Allah
gives him the responsibility of conveying the message to know holy Salam. What does Musa alayhis salam say?
He says, Well he held on to who if so how many nearly Santa for our city and your subject line.
He says my brother Harun Allah didn't mention how to Allah and trusted Musa with a message. Musa Ali salaam Brody, the mention of his brother he said and my brother how rune is more eloquent than me. He speaks better, he's, he's more he's better spoken than I am.
So good people, righteous people. It's a sign of Taqwa. It's a sign of tough when you give people their rights, when you recognize their excellence, when you recognize the good things about them. It's a sign of chocolate sign of good hearts. And that's what I'll say here really means to the creation. So most Allison M says, My brother is Better Spoken than I am.
There's no ego there, there's no selfishness. Whereas when Allah subhanaw taala mentioned shape and what does he say? About shape Ah, she alone, he looks at Adam and he says, and a pharaoh Minho, halacha name and not, you know, HELOC, the home and then I'm better than him. I'm better than Adam, You created me from fire, You created him from clay.
And that's why the Scholars from the early generations used to say very beautiful steaming, they said mean on their own, while
the believers are people who give excuses, you wronged them, they give you an excuse. And another excuse. They always think good of you. They say there must be something that he must be him, maybe he doesn't feel well today, maybe something upset him today. Maybe there's something that pushed him to do that maybe he was meaning well, and so on and so forth.
What is the hypocrites are people who search for your mistakes.
They search for your mistakes, they want to violate your rights, you do something that could be interpreted both ways good or bad. They'll take the bad interpretation. You do a mistake. They blow into it.
They beat the drums about it. They want to point out your mistakes don't want to put you down. They want to say you're wrong and you have to admit it and they'll keep chasing you for it.
That's not a sign of a good heart. That's a sign of a sick heart that's full with filth and lack of love for Allah subhanho wa taala.
So the reason I'm bringing all of this to your attention is that oftentimes, there are people among us by the way, who don't have time, just because of their responsibility. They can't come to the masjid and pray. They can't come to the masjid and pray they're taller.
There are people who can't fast due to their health. There are mothers who are nursing there are mothers who are pregnant.
There are mothers who are looking after their children and they can't come even to the masjid.
And if they happen to pray, they don't even even have a five minutes of of peace and silence to be able to focus on the worship or the recitation of the Quran. What are they supposed to do?
What are they supposed to do? The concept of worship is very spacious and wide and open. And we shouldn't limit it. Often times we think Allah is only going to reward those people who come to pray the Salah, we who are able to do that, but those who are unable to do that we're missing out on the reward. Don't have bad thoughts about Allah don't have bad thoughts about Allah. Allah rewards for great for very simple things. Like you having a personal HELOC, the prophets of Allah when he was sending them mentioned in one Hadith
that one of the most important things that enter people into paradise is to worship Allah alone and having good character. Having good character can take you a long way with Allah subhanaw taala. So these are things we need to consider. These are things we need to take seriously in our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala so that we don't miss out on opportunities. You might be feeding your children, right, you might be helping a friend, you might be taking care of your children to help out your wife or a wife might be doing something to help out her husband. You might be just helping someone even park their car, you might help someone with a small piece of advice. You might help
someone with some kind of information you share with them. Don't be literal, that that could be a great act of worship, that could really help you with Allah subhanaw taala so we want to expand that concept.
To worship for ourselves, so we don't miss out on these opportunities. So we can have intention that we're doing these things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala as we are doing them and these are part and parcel of our daily life, they are part and parcel, they are an integral part of what it means to be a human being. You might even be a student who's studying to, to do something good for humanity to offer something good to be of service, this could be a great act of worship, a great mission in your life, and you could be rewarded greatly for that sometimes, sometimes with the right intention and the right dedication, you could be rewarded for that more than someone is rewarded for
the taraweeh prayer and a lot of the recitation of the Quran and other things.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad in earlier he was so heavy and remain well that. So where does this take us to where does this lead us? It leads us to the fact that if you feel better, and you feel bad about people who seem to have all the time to do different acts of worship, but you have to provide for your family, so you have to work full time or double shift, you have to do two jobs in order to provide for your children and you feel and other people that have it, they have the time to worship. That's not the right thought. That's not the that's not the right way to go about it. Because you are reducing
the blessings and the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala you're limiting it. When it's actually vast and powerful. You want to see everything that is inherently good in your life, everything that is good. You want to see it as a great act of worship. And you want to reflect on your personal circumstances where did Allah put you put your by the way when Allah created you, when Allah designed you, it's not that Allah said to be and you came into existence than he left you.
decided to bring you into this world,
and he brought you into this world, he had everything he took everything in accounts, he took your past your present your future, everything that's going to happen to you. What came about by the same word be Condon fair corn.
It's not like things happen randomly, Allah creates you then he leaves you on the earth to go around aimlessly. That's not the case. Everything is designed by Allah. So your circumstances are not random.
And Allah sent them to you specifically for a reason. You want to see what's the wisdom that Allah puts you in the circumstances that could be easy,
favorable conditions that can be challenging, but all of that is a way to help you manifest your EMA. So you want to contemplate on your circumstances you want to contemplate in your personal strengths as well. What is it in my circumstances that I can utilize, that I can
benefit from that I can rally in order to serve Allah subhanaw taala? Is it my work? Is the work that I do helping out people? I want to see that as an act of devotion, I want to do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala Am I trapped in a condition where I'm suffering, I'm going through so much pain.
That's a great source of reward. You might think it's passive, right? I'm not doing anything things are happening to me. Well, if you do something that's more important than everything you do externally, and that's patience and trust in Allah.
That could be better than everything, everything else other people do.
You show Allah trust, you show Allah patience, you show Allah contentment with what he brought to you. And you see how Allah treats you but do that for the sake of Allah. I mean, you can go through a suffering and a predicament, either complaining and feeling bad and getting nothing out of it but pain and misery. Or you could go through it and see the wisdom of Allah and be patient with what Allah has brought to you. And you would be better than a person who first off every day and prays all nights. Because these are actions of the hearts. When you show Allah trust. When you show Allah love. There's nothing like that. There's nothing like that. That's what we need to focus on. So
these are the last few days or the last few nights of Ramadan utilize them in that sense. Look at your circumstances, what strings Allah has given you what circumstances Allah puts you in, that are perfect, that are perfect for you to do the best for the sake of Allah. Allah doesn't have to be prayer.
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Don't give up on the prayer. Pray, come to taraweeh don't give up on fasting fast. Don't give up on your recitation of the Quran, do more of that if you can, but do it from your heart with focus and concentration.
But what I'm saying reflects, see how you can utilize your circumstances in a way that advances your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And as we said, everything that is inherently good and human, can be utilized as an act of worship. And if someone tries to limit that for you just don't listen to them. Just don't listen, there are so many bandits. There's so many bandits around us that speak for Allah without knowledge that will give you bad thoughts about Allah, don't take from them. Don't listen to them.
And put your trust in Allah subhanaw taala. So I will close with this reminder that it's almost a week that is left of Ramadan. And make sure you don't miss out on these days and these nights, whatever you can do, do but put your heart in it. You can do more prayers, pray more you can recite more Quran recite more that's the that's the moment or that's the point or that's the stage where you put in you you give your last push you give your all you do everything you can you stretch yourself in these days for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you have sadaqa give sadaqa make sure that the Ramadan does not depart as this year without you. Fulfilling your full potential in the in
these last seven days. Make sure you do your best to give Allah your best regardless of what it is, whether it's patience, whether it's kindness, whether it's prayer, whether it's fast, whether it's recitation of the Quran, whether it's sadaqa whether it's some kind of contribution, whatever you can do, whatever is available to you and you can utilize, do more of that and give it the last push and Ramadan dose. Don't miss out on this opportunity. Sometimes there are people last month Allah told us in the Quran about a people who will be left between Paradise and the Hellfire as hobbled out of people who will be on some heights between Paradise and the hellfire. Why? Because their good
deeds did not outweigh their evil deeds. If they just said a struggle Pharaoh Allah they would have entered paradise more in their life just want us to for Allah wants Subhanallah more in the life that would have been in paradise, but these people had
an equal kind of balance good and bad. So sometimes one has no one thing that you can do really enters you into paradise and you don't know what it is you're not know could be something you never pay attention to. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us benefit from this Ramadan and make full use of it. Allama Philomena will want me not what Muslim you know what a Muslim out here even and what I'm what Aloma fildena lubaina We're so often Fe Emelina with a bit of a dam and I'm also not uncommon Catherine la Mata cobalamin nasiha NovelTea what era What Al Quran, Allah Muhammad Anambra, Takahisa shadow getting Medicaid, Mohamed la he mean a lawnmower fictionality AMITA you Laylatul
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