The Book of the Gardens of the Righteous
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rubbish roughly sodre icily amor de Waal, Alok determinedly, Sonia Coco. Liam about or press due to Allah subhanaw taala and peace be upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam artista father, there's no god except Allah. Allah testify that Muhammad is the Prophet the Messenger of Allah brothers and sisters of hamdulillah thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for this beautiful gathering that we get together for the sake of Allah to please a lot to remember a lot. And to know more about loss of Hannah tala
and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that the more you know him, the more you love him, the more you love him, the closer you become to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and Allah subhanaw taala loves he does love that moment that his servant gets closer to him as much as you do love as much as you do love to get close to Allah subhana wa tada Allah subhanaw taala loves it even more than me, for you to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah
when Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need you. You need Allah.
Allah doesn't need you, you need Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why there's a verse that we recite every single day, if not 10 times, 20 times, even 30 times.
A summit. A lot of us probably didn't even know that even though our summit means that summit is the one that everyone needs. And he does not need anyone that's a solid. That's one of the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala Samad the one that everyone needs a loss of handout Allah and Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need anyone and this is an attribute and it Allah subhanaw taala because no one on the face of this earth no one in the universe, no one from the crisis of Allah azzawajal has the attribute that everyone needs him It doesn't need anyone. Yes, you might have people that people need them, but at the end of the day, they need others and they need the loss of panatela by Allah
subhanaw taala is the one that's asked and he never us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that ever resorts to and he doesn't need to resort to anyone. That's a Samad.
Alhamdulillah we get together to know Allah, the Samad the one that we need to ask and get closer to him.
And one of the things that Allah subhanaw taala loves is that moment that when you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala does not like us, as human beings. we as human beings, we don't like to be asked, we don't like I don't want people to ask me too many things.
And you as a human being, you don't want people to ask you too many things. Even if it's your own son and daughter even if it's your mother and father you don't love to be asked the first time he hasn't got a smile. And he gives you a son and daughter asked you for money and give the first time the second
Hello, I'm not gonna give you any more
Savannah lights on nature. Well human beings at the end of that we don't like to be asked that asked me too many things
even if it's the closest people to you, but Allah subhanaw taala is different Allah subhanaw taala loves to be asked. Allah loves that moment when he seven raises hands to Allah subhanaw taala nice Eliza loves it. He loves it yes Allah loves that I remember that you raise your hand
give me this.
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and Allah subhanaw taala the Lord, He commands Allah commands. Allah subhanaw taala is not recommending Allah subhanaw taala is commanding that you ask Allah subhanaw taala and Allah subhanaw taala return respond to you. So Allah loves that moment they asked him one of the things I love anata also loves to be asked is for you to consult Allah,
which is our topic tonight.
And this is the chapter we're in 97th chapter of the book of Rio de Sala hain, Babel esta hora de Waal Masha Allah T.
The chapter of istikhara which is seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala consulting the largest origin and consultation in general.
What we're gonna focus on tonight in sha Allah is just something that's common. Everyone knows is to count especially when they want to get married. Subhan Allah, everyone knows.
You know how many times people come in and they say, I want to get married, someone told my best of luck istikhara is connected to marriage. That's the only time he asked Allah subhanaw taala for guidance is when you want to get married. Before and after this nice to caught up as if istikhara is specifically there when you want to get married. Specifically they want to get married. But before and after this nice Takara No, that's not right. It's the hardest for any matter. As we mentioned, the other inshallah we'll be talking about.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala loves to be asked whether you want to ask Allah subhana wa tada for something to grant you have something to be lifted away from you. You ask Allah subhana wa Taala to grant you something your Allah give me money Allah give me
your love Give me strength you're asking the Lord to give you something. Oh you ask Allah subhana wa tada to alleviate or to remove something. Take this illness away from me take this hardship away from me take this problem away from me say asking Allah subhanaw taala to take this problem away from you. Say ask Allah subhana wa tada one of the things that you asked for for guidance. You ask Allah for guidance, and he's better than Allah subhanaw taala for you to ask for guidance. Allah is the Greatest where you
should be asking for God is Allah subhanaw taala if there's anyone that knows the best of affairs and the best of things we use Allah subhana wa tada Allah subhanho wa Taala for gardens and that's what I'm Hannah Thomas says in the Quran, Kareem
commanding the problem Mohammed Salah line is set up to consult the Sahaba de la
Mohammed consult them. And that's the verse verse of this chapter. But he will talking about istikhara between you and Allah azza wa jal concept of istikhara consulting with the creation of Allah
and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu. wasallam is the Messenger of Allah that receives revelation from Allah, Allah commanded to consult the Sahaba. So the concept of consultation which is much shorter, much shorter, you consult, it is something that's well embedded in the Sharia.
Something that's embedded in the Sharia, you should be consulting. And the greatest role for you to consult is Allah subhanaw. taala wants you to consult one another. And at the same time, I want you to seek His guidance towards any matter that you run your life.
So now you've got two different consultations, one with the creation of Allah, the creator. Now obviously the consultation with the creation is no one either consultation with the Creator.
Because when you consult me, I could be wrong could be wrong, but when you consult Allah subhanaw taala there's no possibility of wrong it's me right? You might come and ask me what do you think of this person? What do you think of that? What do you think of this business? I could say you know, it's good but ends up to be bad. I'm a human beings I make mistakes, but that does not apply to Allah subhanaw taala but the beautiful thing about the Sharia is that Allah subhanaw taala and the Sharia is always emphasizing on the point that you're part of a community, consult on another. Allah commands the Prophet Mohammed.
Mohammed Salah doesn't need to consult in
can speak to the rest of the Sahaba Why should even go speak to the Sahaba the consultation that's gonna get from the Sahaba is know anyone who get from the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam
wants to know something of a particular
Why should you go and speak to the question of Allah speak directly to Allah speak to you,
he will get the best advice. But Allah who wants to teach the problem homosassa love the importance of consulting, the Sahaba consulting, even though you're later, even though you're a prophet, even though you're a messenger, even though you've got direct access to Allah, you got direct access to the greatest service from Allah subhanaw taala. We want to teach him how to consult your companions. And these obviously, to teach us all the importance of consulting one another. And that's the character of the problem homosassa mystic consultants
on everything, even though they knew them, even though the problem homosassa knows what's best for him. And the job is to consult the Sahaba
them the importance of consulting one another the importance of working together as a community. So much of the problem homosassa with even consult is
the very famous Hadith of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam was in a treaty, he consulted on settlement, what should he do? consultation?
You tell the brother, you know why you should go and consult your wife me.
I'm the man Why should I even be consulting my wife, you know, it's like you know that Prime you know better than the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salaam
Alaikum Salaam is to get together with
a small mentor just to consult him but it's not about what he's gonna get from them. It's about the consultation process, what you get from the consultation, because he has the best consultancy service and that's Allah subhanho wa Taala if the ruling applies, asking the laws or the government to this government to them
so this is what we call a mushara. And obviously the greatest honor for you to ask us a lot so again, when you ask Allah subhanaw taala the process of you're asking Allah for guidance over a particular matter that you are unsure of, or confused in we call it in the Sharia istikhara is the hora is the Hara.
My brothers and my sisters istikhara is when you ask Allah subhanaw taala for burdens not the general guidance because we're always asked a lot xojo
guide me guide me guide me guide me. That's general guidance that you want to grow to God you. You want the loss of Hannah Montana to guide you to the right path, you want the loss of Hannah Montana to guide you to a prison. That's the general guidance. But it's the harder is when you want Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide you to a specific issue they are unsure of or you're confused in they want a loss of data to show you the path such as marriage, for example, and not limited to marriage. You know, I'm interested in this woman Is she good for me? From the outside Mashallah she looks like an angel. I want to know if she's the right woman for me or not. Maybe she's an angel from the
inside, but she's probably not suitable for me. Or maybe him. I want to get married to him as a woman I want to get married to him. I want a knife is a suit of puzzle for me or not.
That's an IRA. you're applying for this job. You don't know whether or not
you're planning to travel either know whether to travel or not. And that's why I
used to teach
listened to the Hadith
of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam used to teach us the istikhara which is seeking guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Fill
in all matters
big or small.
Okay, again, in all matters, big matters or small matters. He asked Allah subhanaw taala for God and so not necessarily when you're stuck, and they don't know whether you get married to him or get married to him or not. That's when they ask a lot.
Someone calls me and tells me staccato chicken and teacher staccato Are you planning to get married you
always it's the heart of marriage.
But what the Japanese say in themselves is to teach us the kata in all matters.
Because small, get America even divorce
is even applying for a job buying this house.
in all matters, not specifically getting married.
Not only will you have this issue in all matters, and that's why if you look into the character of the Sahaba
don't be surprised if they used to press too hard every single day.
Because at the end of the day your life should be in accordance to the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal
should be in accordance to the word of Allah subhanaw taala. And sometimes you might be confused, and being confused, that's not a bad thing. Sometimes you're confused. So don't look at and start degrading yourself as to all because you're done because you disconnected from a larger set the shape on manages to penetrate because you are disconnected from Allah because this because of that, no, I'm confused. I don't know.
I want to go overseas, I think for me to go overseas a lot.
I want to pursue this job. I don't know if it's the best thing for me or not. ask Allah subhanaw taala. At the same time, seek consultations from your friends, from your mates from senior people, leaders in the community. And ask Allah subhana wa Taala for guidance. So you've got two different aspects, seeking guidance from people seeking guidance from Allah azza wa jal, and you should ask both us both. So for example, you want to get married to this woman, as a man or you want to get married to this man as a woman. Ask about them. They will not just look glamorous, or how beautiful this person is, you know the tip, close close the tea, I'm gonna go for him No, ask the mutation.
What do you know about them? Because at the end of the day, you see things from the outside. There's other things they haven't seen. There's another survey done, see, ask around. What do you know about this person? What do you know but the brother already know about the sister
and at the same time, seek Allah subhanaw taala is gardens and Allah subhanaw taala show you the gardens. So here
are what you're seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala the way he used to teach them a verse from the Quran
and how did the problem homosassa Mr. Teach us
from the Quran the Quran that's on a regular basis every single day the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam
verses from the Quran according
to receive verses verses from the Quran the Quran on a regular basis. So you could imagine how
described describes how the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he said
I know Mr. hora though I used to teach him a verse from the Quran again him ongoing regular. Always teaching this
if you're confused over a matter, you need guidance from Allah subhanaw taala praise Allah. Allah subhanaw taala gardens. So it's the hora is a big thing to the Sahaba of the low Tanana because it was a big thing from the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu said a minute when you get married.
Not only when you have a major issue in your life, no major or minor big or small. Canada the
creme de Mr. Castilla teach us a staccato which is seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala the way he used to teach us a verse or pseudo chapter from the beginning. And then I want everyone to pay attention.
Everyone pay attention, because this is a very important sentence here. Yola, either hammer, hammer, okay, so Java saying that the problem homosassa will constantly teach us that it's the heart of prayer, in all our matters, in all matters, the Why is to teach us a verse from the Chronicle them he says, the problem Hamas allows enemies to say, if you can send
again, Hamada, if you are concerned, if you're concerned about a matter, you,
okay, what's concerned?
If you're confused,
if you're not sure,
if you're undecided, if you have doubts, but if you know that this is 100% just go for what for example, I'm going for two jobs. One job pays better islamically better, environment was better, everything's good in it ticks all the boxes, the other one takes half of the boxes. There's no confusion here, just go for it.
The only time that you need to do this is when you're confused. You have a bit of reservations here you're concerned. But if you know that this is 100% perfect for you. Just go for it.
So yes, the concept of is important, but not every single thing that you do in your life you have to do is taharah if you're concerned
and obviously these days we're concerned of everything including us. So sometimes you need to stay mica staccato to make sure that we all know up or not. That's how concerned we are these days confused? But inshallah we're only going to get better insha Allah with more knowledge seeking knowledge gatherings, not these gatherings inshallah only gonna get better. So in the B cell A lot SLM says, is a hammer hadoken so if you're concerned ever If you are concerned about if you are confused about a matter if you are concerned
Over a matter, you praise to harder
if you have one choice and you know that this is the right choice for you islamically, a worldly wise islamically or otherwise. And that's why, yes, we live in this dunya I need to take this dunya in consideration, but also I need to take the ACA in consideration. We've got the two extremes. One extreme the Le take the dunya this world no matter this world, the world into consideration, not consideration for the after, then you've got the other extreme, it's all about the heat after nothing about this dunya No, no, you're wrong.
You're wrong, you need to balance the two together.
And Allah subhanaw taala makes it makes mention of the
dunya don't neglect your portion, you're right in this dunya you are living in this dunya you're part of this dunya dunya is part of you, you have to balance it out. So you need to consider the dunya you need to consider which one takes preference, of course the
end of day.
So as I mentioned, unfortunately, these days, we've got two extremes, one extreme that goes on in
this world, no consideration of the
other extreme after consideration of this dunya No, no, no, we need to balance it. It's all about that balance, striking that balance in between the dunya and between this world and the hereafter. So the problem Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
if all of you is concerned about a particular matter, then you pray two rakaat failure karrakatta a name in ladle for Eva, you pray to God to knock em La, La Jolla God.
We call it the to rock out of istikhara que la carte that's out of the fray has got nothing to do with
the 2004 foremost for us.
These are the following. So these are an extra two voluntary, non obligatory rakata you pray beside the 70 of a God that you pray as an obligatory praise. And those two like art that can be prayed any time during the day Mark except the feminine times which are from visit to sunrise, and from us to sunset, and 20 minutes before a lot of work according to some of the mother which is odd, isn't it? Okay, so you could press a lot harder not necessarily that if you want to press too hard, because that's another thing that people have stuck in their mind. You pray before you go to sleep, don't talk to anyone.
Don't talk to anyone. You have to pray before you go to sleep go to sleep. The wife is talking to you.
No, no, no, no, no, I'll just perform this to him
he can perform during any time of the day. No one said is going to be done before you go to sleep. You could go anytime beside the times which is further until sunrise to sunset and accorded some of that 20 minutes before select the load until these are the times a good price allows us to cover any time of the day. And it's got two simple record and this calls are recommended and the first one
simple too simple.
So the best thing is for you to focus in your will do and then you gotta pray to God with the intention here Allah I'm praying this to duck out to the intention to consult you. This judicata called the terra cotta staccato seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala is the heart an Arabic means seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala seeking guidance. Okay, it's too hard on seeking guidance but obviously seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala you pray to simple God after you perform Oh boy, you pray to God with the intention that I'm praying that's to duck out with the intention that I'm seeking your God as ever this particular matter.
And it can be prayed during any time of the day beside the familiar terms that were mentioned before.
And then you make the
noise in Arabic. The da is in Arabic. Okay, the darker you make it off the pray the tutor God so you play the tutor and it's recommend that you read in the first
to simparica didn't have to Mashallah out for half an hour to simple got
performable Allahu Akbar Fatiha Kriya Yoga from Luca Salah
concentrate. Then after you give Salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah had finished the tour if you raise your hands to Allah Subhana time you make the drop, the drop which is been mentioned by the problem hamerton
salatu wa Salaam Allahumma.
what Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah tala.
To me, and then you mentioned that for similarly
Oh, there's another narration that says, Oh as an embryo Angelina
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Hi token from Maradona Bay. Okay, so you've got different durations of additional phases in the Hadith to the end of it. So, the DA, the DA in general is saying, Oh Allah, Allah.
Allah, I'm seeking your guidance with your knowledge. Y'all I'm seeking you're
seeking Allah subhanaw taala gardens have a specific method say Allah, I'm asking you to guide me.
Oh Allah, I'm seeking your strength because you're the one that has the ultimate power. Well, I
am I'm asking you from the grep bounties that you have for
Allah you can do whatever you want, I can do whatever I want. Whenever Allah subhanaw taala wants to do he can do he can do it to me what
Allah subhanaw taala can do whatever he wants without no mana on him and you know
and your knowledge can bet their lives on a so so so minimal.
Allah you know everything the unseen and the seen Aloma in
real life you know that this matter is best for me and for my dunya Allah. Look at these hammers in Greece, that Allah subhanaw taala or the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was teaching in this sutra they asked Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to show you the goodness of this matter that you are concerned over if it's good for your dunya
amo hydro leafy Dini, mamma, Mia, Oh Allah if you know that this matter is good for me, in this world and the Hereafter, so you need to take in consideration this world and the hereafter.
And then ask Allah subhana wa tada
if it's good for you in this dunya and if it's good for your livelihood, if it's good for you this if it's good for you that then ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for you.
Allah make it easy for me. Yeah, Allah
decree and make it easy upon me. Oh, Dana upon me.
Oh Allah bless it for me. So y'all, I'm asking you though I'm confused over the smell and I'm asking you Allah, that if this matter is good for me, and it's good for my Deen, and it's good for my dunya and it's good for my lovely yellow mycorrhiza for me.
Oh, then upon me, and bless it for me.
Li fi Dini
Emery. Oh Allah, if you know that this method I'm asking you ever and I'm concerned over if you know that it's even for me, it's harmful for me. And it's harmful for my Deen. It's harmful for my dooney I tell them I love the hood. Yeah, like keep me away from it and keep it away from me.
So this is in summary, you're asking a saying Yo, you know, you got your love of the universe, you know everything that I'm consulting you, you're allowed. For this matter if this matter is good for me, good for my religion, good for my dunya good for my livelihood. Make it easy for me.
or dine upon me. If this matter is harmful for me. However, for my religion, however, for my dunya heaven for my livelihood, Allah keep away from Ethan keep away from me.
Distance me from it. So in summary, this is the drop the hammer to Lhasa. Let me see, Mike. And then at the end of the draw, you mention, at the end of the door, you mentioned the matter that you're concerned over. At the end of the block. You mentioned the matter that you are concerned over at the end of the event in the matter of a concert. So for example, Allah, if she's good for me, if he's good for me, if this job is good for me, if this service is good for me traveling, if it's good for me, so you read that you read an Arabic you read it in Arabic, then after you read the dawn, Arabic that's after you finish from the Salah, so he performed the Salah, and he gave Salah, you make this
drop, after you make this drop, you read you recite this door after you restarted this door and you finish from reciting this drop. Then you mention the matter they are concerned ever.
You mentioned the metal that you're convinced in you mentioned after you make that drop, and then you depend on Allah subhanho wa Taala
there's a car handle.
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So once again, my brothers and my sisters, you play the two cards after you finish the two like if you make this draw, you raise your hand stylized Georgia also what's recommended that when you make this draw one of the etiquettes or making the draw is that you start your draw with Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Sayidina Muhammad a praise Allah subhana wa Taala and you send peace and blessings upon the Prophet Muhammad SAW Sam, this is one of the etiquettes of the drop. One of the etiquettes of the drop, you start your drop within hamdulillah salto Senado Sula, the simplest way. And hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. You begin your diet with that and
you end your diet with that.
Again, one of the etiquettes of the blog that you start the diet with Al Hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad and you end your diet with Al Hamdulillah alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad you raise your hand stylized order, Now obviously, raising your hands to Allah subhanaw taala is a gesture of humbleness to Allah zoton
a gesture of humility to create a law I'm asking you, it's like when someone comes and asks you for money. They're gonna say, bro, give me money. You're gonna give money when they come to you. Please can you give me money? Look, it's a gesture of humbleness. And Allah subhanaw taala as your as your credo so you need to humble yourself to Allah when you ask your love Give me No no. Raise your hands to Allah, a sign of humility and humbleness.
I'm asking you, I'm humbling myself. I am showing you. I'm showing you a sign of servitude and slavery Allah give me this hologram of that. So you start your brow with an hamdulillah banana minnow, salatu salam ala sanem hamato any phrase around us I'm not necessarily the one I'm sending but as long as you praise Allah subhanaw taala and he said please have blessings upon the problem. homosassa Allah, then you read this
before Allahumma in
wa Taala. Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah hydrolipidic omashu aka Emory, Emory, Coronavirus, Rowley somatically fever
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to cancel Marina Bay. And then after you read the door, you mentioned the matter. They are confused in Now obviously, and I could hear people thinking but chef after mentioned Arabic, like how do I say Allah? Is this lady good for me in Arabic? You didn't have to mention that. You could mention English in the language. So I'm not necessarily they have to mention your matter. In Arabic did mention your mother in language Allah subhanaw taala is on the credit the language is Allah subhanaw taala most languages. Okay, what about the dog? preferably, they make this dawn Arabic because that's the problem homosassa had made.
Okay, they have to memorize
all of this and start reading it. Okay, raise your hand and handle Los Altos amatola out of the out of the divorce rate out of your
iPad read out of TV. Anyway. So it's not necessarily they have to memorize this. For you to make this dog you read the two or you play the judicata Allah subhanaw taala after you finish, put the paper in front of you put the drop book put your iPhone in front of you and then you read the Aloma
read out, then after you finish, then you mentioned the metal that you're confused in after you finish. You mentioned the metal they are confused in other men are they concerned over? Okay, what about if I don't know? Arabic? No problems if you don't know what I read in English,
preferably to within Arabic but if you're going to write in Arabic written English, you have to read the limitation. If you can't read it in the rotation, then read the meaning of an Arabic What about if it's becoming too much on me, you know?
Raise your hand say on up I'm confused. Allah make it easy for me. Yeah, Allah choose what's wrong for me, if you can't know preferably, of course, for you to play the tune out and to read the Arabic law because that's the God of the problem homosassa had made. That's the problem. Hamsa Salam said, but it's it's becoming too complicated in which I'm struggling to comprehend that this is going to become too complicated for someone who just embraced Islam Few days ago. But otherwise it shouldn't be a problem. But if it's too complicated for you, then you pay the tutor out with the intention of seeking guidance from Allah subhanaw taala you raise your hands to Allah say I'm confused over this
matter. Yeah, I'm not sure what's wrong for me yeah Allah except what's wrong for me Allah make it make it easier for me if it's group yeah Allah this dismay, I went from it if it's about this and that you could make the drop, but preferred is for you to follow the door of the Prophet Mohammed Salah Salem. So you make the drop.
Hello. So to summarize so let you read the
paper I ran out of iPad ran out of your phone, whatever it is written in Arabic, then you mentioned Yeah, Allah. I'm getting married to this. Lady. I'm getting married to this. Sister. I'm getting married to this woman. I'm getting married to this man. I'm getting married to this oil. I'm going into this business venture. I'm going overseas. Yeah, a lot of choose what's right for me. Because at the end of the day, you're seeking Allah subhanaw. taala is guidance. So the way you talk to someone, when you go up to someone say, Look,
I'm planning to open a business, what's your thoughts on it? Show me the path. Speak to Allah. subhanaw taala. Allah, I intend to
choose what's right for me. Y'all not choose what's best for me. If it's good for me, I'll bring it closer to me if it's better for me, away from it.
And then you end your dog. So that's the first part of it. The second part, how many times you do staccato, there's nothing concrete. There's nothing concrete in the summer that says you do it three times seven times, 50 times 100 times. However, the scholars had recommended that you do it three to seven times until you get the answer. Okay, how do you get the answer? We'll talk about it later. So you do it from three to seven times, every day, first day, second day, third day up to seven days. All night you continue making istikhara in the same process will go to the cart after the coffee Raise your hands to read the dawn Arabic then you mentioned metal they are confused. Are they
concerned in and hamdulillah paraliminal Sato sama, Cena, Mohammed. And you do that from three days a month, up to seven days a month? Is there anything concrete on that there is no Hadith that says three or seven. It's just a recommendation from the scholars from the derivation that they have derived from the understanding of the Sharia. They said from three to seven times. Okay, whatever the answer
is, how do you get the answer you're gonna get a metal that's gonna say I get it, you're gonna get a letter that says get for my brothers or my sisters, I want to make something very clear. I want to make something very quickly. The closer to Allah subhanaw taala. The close and the easier as it comes.
The more distant you're away from
the more harder sometimes it can be. Sometimes, it can be luck, for example, you know, your mom and dad, you know very well. Okay, you know, that gives you either
it's either the interview, or it's something good. Just to look understandable from your mom, but you understand the why because it was your mom
needs to give you especially in the air fathers when they used to give that look that see, you know, you know exactly what's gonna happen to you tonight, you know? Exactly, exactly.
You're gonna cop it tonight. You know that? Look? Why do you understand that look, because you're close to him. You're close to your parents. You're so close to your parents that just by looking at their faces, you know exactly what the trunk say to you. It's that relationship is that connection that you've established between you and them?
I'm not comparing this example to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But I'm saying the closer you
are, the more connection you have with Allah subhanho wa Taala the stronger the reception that you went with, the more bars that you've gotten your reception.
You been worshipping Allah subhanaw taala coming to the Messiah, doing all this good work, all those good worships. You ask Allah you feel there's a reception between the analyzes origin, but you've been so disconnected from Allah subhanaw taala you haven't been praying to
God just to give you an answer. Will you even ever respond to Allah for ease? But that doesn't mean I'm not gonna respond to you don't get me wrong, Allah subhanaw taala for him, you can be so far away from Allah subhanaw taala ask Allah Allah respond back to you.
But in general, the cause?
The closer the answer becomes, the more connected you are to Alonzo Jones, the stronger the reception is, you'll find the answer coming in you feel you know that connection. You know, that connection? So Pamela, you feel the answer coming to you.
It's you've got that connection, you know, I mean, you've got that connection between you and allies origin.
That's in a general form, the closer to Allah, the easier and the closer the answer comes to you. The more distant you're from Allah subhanaw taala. The possibility again, the possibility that the answer can be delayed can be but Allah, Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala can respond to you straightaway. Okay, that's one. So how do you know the answer? Everyone, the first thing that crosses people's minds is dreams. colors. That's why I have to do before you go to sleep while you make the door before you go to sleep in your bed, didn't talk to anyone, not even your wife, even if she you know, Chuck's a tantrum. He's still gonna go to sleep, don't talk to anyone sleep, you're
gonna see something and you know what, not only that, what you see it's got to be nice.
flowing river with greenery around there and it's gonna be this nice looking person there. And it's gonna be sunny. Just come up with all those things. It's like an Alice in Wonderland
movie. Okay, are you taking someone to connect Allah subhanaw taala taking someone to Hollywood?
What do you get these things from? Okay, what about the dreams? brothers and sisters? There is a possibility that Allah subhanaw taala would respond to you through dreams, yes. But it's not necessarily to be through dreams.
It's not necessarily you've got people who just limit the mindset. The answer must be through dreams. That's how you do before you get to sleep enough to say something. And then the next day they wake up and start giggling Okay, also in the dreams though, I saw rats and mice and I saw animals this Under Armour Subhan Allah that's an answer from Eliza from enough to get to this letter. Mashallah, she's a very good woman.
This is an answer from the shadow from Allah subhanaw taala.
Because she can penetrate Okay, so what's the best form of us understand answer? It's your feelings.
Your connection with Allah subhanaw taala you know that connection? Do you know that natural instinct, that connection that connects you to Allah subhana wa tada you know, that natural instinct that you know, you know, when you when you go for something and you feel very comfortable. Okay, I'll give you a better example. You know, when you meet someone and this person said, genuine, you feel comfortable. You know what, he's a good person for me to be with, you know, that feeling might be the main thing about this person, but you know, that feeling that you have, you know, this person seems to be genuine. Sometimes you might be someone you'll make someone feel very uncomfortable with
this person, you know, feelings. It's more about feelings. But you know what, also feelings can be manipulated and shaytan can play with the feeling. That's why you have to be strong. And answer predominantly comes through the feelings but it goes back to your connection to Allah subhanaw taala You know, when you say religious and molars or panatela makers from to be from amongst those who are really religious and genuinely religious to please Allah subhanaw taala when you sell religious, you've got this feeling and I feel that this is gonna place a lot of hands on I'm gonna do it.
Sometimes you don't even need to tell it don't even need to ask a chef. If it's right or wrong, you know, it's wrong.
I'm about to do this comfortable. I feel very uncomfortable about it. Not because he's got this background knowledge about it. Because that feeling inside them. It feels You know what, I'm not doing the right thing.
I'm not doing it's just that feeling.
So predominantly, the answer comes from Allah subhanaw taala. Through your connection to religion, and through your feelings through your sentiment.
You feel you know, I feel motivated, I feel happier, better. I feel comfortable. I feel like you know, up, like my chest, my heart is open for you feel like I want to go for this thing. That's the answer. Oh, Allah subhanho wa Taala give you an answer. You know, I have to say uncomfortable with it. I feel uncomfortable. I just don't feel right about it doesn't sit right in my heart.
I don't feel motivated. I feel darkness. You know, there's feelings that you get. And obviously, you can differentiate and distinguish between the walk feeling around feeling depending on your email, because that's what a man is about. A man is about guiding you to the right thing.
So the best and the greatest form of answer is your feeling towards that metal. That's one. Secondly, did you forget to ask the last panel down in this dark yellow make it easy for me alone will make it easy for you. So Pamela, if you see things just flowing.
You see things just falling into place. It's like Allah subhanaw taala is making them easy for you. It's like this business of Hannah. like everything's just going
everything's just following suit. Everything's just falling in place. Everything's just in everything's just coming together. Oh Subhan Allah. I don't know. Just it's like, a blockade of a blockade. red block, every block is luck. It's not happening.
Because he asked Allah Subhana Allah if it's good for me open it up for me. If it's bad for me, I let this this be from it. And this isn't for me.
To keep away from it and keep away from me, Allah subhanaw taala keep you away from it. Allah Subhana Allah sometimes you look at things I mean,
but it's it's not happening.
It's not happening. It's just it's just not happening even though you've got the means. And you've got everything but it's just not happening. It's like Allah subhanho wa Taala is hindering it for you. It's like the laws are creating those obstacles to keep you away from it. Why? Because you asked Allah Allah if it's bad for me, keep away from it. Keep away from me.
If it's good for me, Allah make it easy for me. So it goes back again to how Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it easy for you or hard for you. That's another one. So predominantly is your feelings. sentiment.
connection to Allah subhanaw taala and again, not feeling on its own, but feelings with connection with allies origin because sometimes you might have that feeling but it's not what pleases allies though it doesn't say what the what feeling with what connection with Allah subhanaw taala and at the same time, Allah makes it easy for you if it's good for you. Oh Allah subhanaw taala make it very hard for you if it's bad for you. That's predominantly the answer that you get. But you can get an answer through dreams. I'm not saying I'm not saying that you're not gonna get anything through dreams, you might get through dreams. Okay? And it goes back again to feelings because Allah Salam
speaks about the dreams and he says it is one portion, one portion of the prophecy, Allah subhanaw taala is to communicate with the prophets and messengers through jabril and three also dreams. So Allah can communicate with you through dreams, but it's not predominantly through dreams, so don't focus on Okay, I'm gonna make a staccato I'm gonna go to sleep. I'm gonna say I'm gonna say something darker. What? If it's dark? No, no, no, no, no. If it's what Yes, yes, yes. No, no, no, that's not right. It's predominantly how you feel about it. And how Allah subhanaw taala makes it easy for you or hard? That's the answer. And so Pamela I've experienced in the past I'm not I'm
a look next to him. But so Pamela, out of maybe 10 is to cut up mine. Allah subhanaw taala either puts this feeling in me, and Allah makes it easy. SubhanAllah didn't even think it's gonna be that easy. And sometimes, Allah makes it so hard, even though you've got the conscious luck. You know what, this house is worth a million bucks. You've got the money for everything, but it's not happening. It's just happening.
Why is it happening? I've got the means I've got the tools. I've got the context, but it's not happening. That's an answer from Allah to say to you keep
away from it, and keep away from me. That's exactly why Allah subhanaw taala had been to you know, to keep away from it, and to keep it away from you.
But again, graves is one of them. But don't focus too much on the dreams. Before you focus on everything else. Focus on your connection with Allah subhanaw taala asking for something. What did you give a Muslim Hamilton in return?
And you do that from three to seven days? You continue doing that? If you're so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala one istikhara Wanda, answer come straightaway. You connected. you're connected to
Why? Because you've built the excess with Allah subhanaw taala by Allah.
Allah for us and I want to praise to Allah give me the answer. No, a lot can Allah for him? I'm not saying but when you really think about it, what have you been all these ease?
Your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So rusty, they need to clean the house before you even get an answer.
Your phone is dead, you need to at least recharge it and then you'll get an answer.
The battery's dead and you want things to work out. emergency call, the emergency calls that you get, and you'll be lucky for even to get a minute of that. So my brothers and my sisters is the hardest that you seek Allah subhanaw taala God has ever a particular matter that you find yourself to be concerned over or confused
and it goes back to your connection with Allah subhanaw taala so before you ask that ask Allah if you don't have it, but one of the things I should be focusing on before you ask Allah establish a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala
before you come and ask me for 1000 bucks, at least come on introduce yourself to me even though you are
in a hurry, brother, what's your name? Hi, Mark, can you give me 1000 bucks? Well 1000 capture 1000 bucks Well, I don't even know.
I don't even know who you are. So before you really want to come and ask me for a favor let me know.
When I know you're gonna get to know you will want to get familiar Oh.
You asked me if I can give you two.
Obviously, I'm just giving you a simple analogy but this analogy can compare it to us and allows
us forgiveness Allah's mercy unless generosity is beyond that. But just keep that in mind. It's your relationship and connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala that gives you a stronger answer. When you ask Allah subhanaw taala for anything in particular inshallah, next we're talking about consulting the question of Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanaw taala makers from those those
who listen and hear and act upon or listen he Any questions? Okay, any questions?
Again, very good question how to differentiate between when Allah subhanaw taala is testing your sincerity to which direction
To take, if this is the right thing that it goes back to your connection with Allah
Subhana Allah in one, amen, amen. His experience. I'll tell you something, you're a carpenter.
You know me, I'm not a carpenter. I'll have 10 options of 10 different moods. I could guess I touch this touch that this on the outside this is a good one. This is a bad one. But he has a carpenter from the first look. But now I'm telling you, this is not a good one. It's experience. you've established the experience over the years. You know, this is a good one this is a bad one does something for you to go for or not? It's the experience that you establish a man is like that. you're experiencing your wisdom, your experience with Allah subhanho wa Taala you've been in the den for so long you've been worshipping and sacrificing. Establish the experience you know, this is what
please I love this one doesn't please Allah. It's not gonna happen just for my yesterday. Yesterday, disobeying Allah subhanaw taala you've been disobeying Allah azza wa jal for the last 10 years and he coming to the end now you think Allah aka does the right thing does the wrong thing it's not gonna happen. Okay, Eman is the experience looking at an experienced plumber and experienced taller and experienced Carpenter though will experience when they look at something and engineer that one experience they look at it just from the first look honor this is not gonna cope experience I can pick up on the I don't have the experience. But if I devote myself and start working as a carpenter,
Alex, I'll develop the experience. Eman is like the experience putting it's like the experience ever the ease? By you practicing your deen gaining knowledge and knowledge attending the massage power you'll gain the experience experience will teach you a man is so strong and you have the experience of your image The second thing this is the wrong thing. This is sincerity. This is not sincerity.
This does not please Allah subhanaw taala
So, you know this is the struggle that was the cause okay today and hamdulillah I'm gonna start praying and the expectancy Mashallah from Abuja
it's not gonna happen
it's not gonna happen from Abuja.
Even America took him some time. So it's all about the amen and sub panel like we want to get everything but we don't want to strive for it. No, no, no, you need to stop for a second question. Question question question question yes.
Okay, with the sooner praise you could pray one prayer with multiple intentions, I could walk into them as before set out the door, after an hour and a half could pray to God with the intention of trek out of sonatas or the sanctuary out with the Sumitomo because it just performed the door and the sanctuary out to the intention of the hidden message satiric intentions that's me sooner you can answer is gonna be answered. I can pray for God with the intention of Asana or the intention of Asana. Veronica, you can say sooner you can, you could pray out multiple intentions, Shall I get the same rules or you get the rules for those three intentions?
When it comes to summer, that's when it comes to sauna when it comes to forest for this for this one particular prayer in another question, before wrapping up in Sharla, your question?
No, no, no.
I mentioned to you that you started off with 100 los altos de soleil ended off with the loss of sort of Scylla or the idea or the idea every time you make that part of the etiquettes of the diet, you start with 100, low salt or some other Sula, you end with 100 low salt or some other soda or making raising hands also that's a sign and a form of humility to Allah subhanaw taala type zakka mala, mala Ji looking forward to seeing inshallah every single night, Monday nights and Thursday night. Next Monday we're gonna go speak come from South South Africa.