Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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as salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
First of all,
it's an honor and it's a privilege to be here
in this Masjid.
Now, Laurie, would all of you for coming today, we are Laurie would our
domestic committee members and
whoever has put in the effort in making this event take place.
I myself am honored to be invited and given opportunity to spend some time with you and talk about a very important issue that inshallah we will hopefully discuss.
In sha Allah.
This is actually a very important topic, you must have seen and our mom also advertised the importance of sun in all matters. This is a
Arabic word sign.
It's a Quranic term. It's a term that is used in the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, many verses of the Quran.
I would like to first just tell you what this meaning the meaning of this word is,
on the post that we had accidents, with us just one word to describe or translate the word Hassan. In the Arabic language, we have certain words that are impossible, or difficult to translate with one word in English or any other language. That's why the beauty is really knowing or learning and understanding Arabic. Like we say Taka, Taka, we say the fear of a lot but it doesn't just mean the fear of Allah. It's such a deep comprehensive word. And this is the reason why the Arabic language is one of the richest language not one of it is the richest language and the most vast language. It has many meanings God consciousness, the fear of Allah, the fear or the or the consciousness of
accountability in the next life. Likewise, we have the word fitna in Arabic fitna has about 1015 different words that you can use to translate the word fitna, the word other in Arabic not the Urdu term in order to do it, you know, etiquette, but in Arabic, has numerous meanings. And, and some of them said plasma ojibwa, Hassan Al hydrocone, ha, all the good qualities and attributes are included within the word other. Likewise, this particular word, son, it's a very unique and very vast word. It has oceans of meaning, it can be translated by different words in the English language, we can say excellence, that's one word that we've used, we can say perfection, to beautify something, to
achieve excellence, to do something perfectly, to do it in a good way. Some to be gracious, to be compassionate, to be merciful, to be kind to be considered to be polite, to do something in a perfect way, etc, etc. This is the these are the different words to translate the word son in Arabic. This is something part of our Deen. It's a comprehensive, you know, concept of Islam of Dina and of Sharia. And many of the others have said that this is some of them said that Islam teaches nothing but axon
and many have said it's actually one third of our Deen and this has been taken from the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam messenger sallallahu Sallam the famous hadith of gibreel. Many of you may have heard of this hadith of geography, when the angel jabril came to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked a few questions. One of them was the first one was money man What is a man? So the messenger sallallahu alayhi Salaam replied that it is an Tomita Villa he wanted to be a human. Well howdy howdy Hello Sheree. You believe in Allah you believe in the in the angels, the books, etc. And then after that he asked him well, Islam what is Islam? So the messenger
sallallahu unyson replied by saying and
to pee masala tortillas, Mercado, sama, Ramadan, jailbait that you offer your prayer you give us a card you're fasting the month of Ramadan with gel bait, and you perform Hajj in eastertide history. And then the third question was Melia Hassan what is axon and then the messenger sallallahu alisson responded which I'm going to explain and go into bit of detail and die Buddha law hook and Nikita Raphael into control Iraq. So in these, these three questions, first question was Eman. Second question was Islam. Third question was son, and when he went Jupiter in peace be upon him when he returned, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent to the Sahaba her the Juba in Uttarakhand,
lahmacun de nutcombe this was Angel Gibran he, he came to teach you your deen your religion. So this means that your deen and our Deen your religion and our religion comprises of these three parts. So Eman is one third, Islam is the second third. And Sun is the third third. It's a third of our Deen. So this is what has been taken from this Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And many of them actually say that the whole of the Quran
the whole of the Quran actually teaches nothing but the song. And there are actually
the word songs that are actually over 60 not 1666 zero 60 verses in the Koran that that they that they have words that have been taken from the root word Si, how many 60 I read this somewhere and then I actually counted myself as well. There are over 60 verses. I was once I had a flight to Canada. So what I did, I took the must have the copy of the Quran with me. And I looked through the whole of the Quran and I counted, I actually wrote them I haven't written handwritten, okay even at the time of typing, I know iPads etc. But I wrote with my pen, I have all of them. I've still got it stapled 63 verses of the Quran, in which there are words derived from the word spawn. You have a
center you have you seen a son and that's the root word. Sin is the person a male who has a quality of axon. masina is a female who has a quality of Assad. In Allah you have been seen in Allah loves those who have who have the quality of mercy noon, the plural of mercy, mercy, not the plural of sinner, you have many, many words like that. In the law Hammurabi, either you will assign Allah commands or the Justice any son will
have excellence in your life, be be a person of axon. So there are many, many verses of the Quran and this is something that Allah has ordered. It has been commanded. Remember, brothers, this is not something just nothing or recommended almost hub or voluntary. Son is an obligation. You know, the famous verse, I just read that verse Are you mom in Juma? Whatever.
Everybody knows this verse because we're ready to stand up in Allah will be larger, you will
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Everybody, so now we need to sometimes Wait, voila, we are now in relax, take it easy, then slowly we can stand up for Salatu. Juma There's no rush. There's no hurry. So what what is the last day in that verse in La Jolla Moodle bill ideally, well, son, Indeed, Allah commands you to be just idle. And Allah commands, son, excellent. So it's a follow if Allah commands something Allah gives an order along makes it compulsory. This means that this is something necessary for the obligatory and actually there's a hadith as well, in the study of non Muslim which I'll talk about later in Israel where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, in Allah gettable son Allah cliche, Indeed
Allah has the word or in Arabic cuttable means to write but it also means to make something obligatory. Good tea barley Kumasi, yum seyoum fasting has been made katiba return upon you know fasting is has made has been made obligatory upon you quotevalet consumes a cookie but in a solid coconut Alan mini Nikita makuta so in the Hadith, the messenger sallallahu wasallam says that in aloha cuttable Santa Ana cliche Allah has made it obligatory necessary for the mandatory upon you to have a son when you deal with anything and anyone in every aspect. That's why the title of today's talk was
son in all matters of life in all matters. That's actually taken from this hadith. It's a sound Sahih Hadith, which is narrated in the Sahara female Muslim in no la cuttable Sun adequately
And then the messenger sallallahu Sallam give an example to the point for either Patel fashional, Petra, whether the batum fashion, as an example, to the point that even when you kill and slaughter an animal, and we just had a model of how we all perform out here, the slaughter, the Qurbani the sacrifice, even when you slaughter slaughter with a song for us, you know PETA, even when you're slaughtering a chicken or a cow or a goat, or a sheep, or a camel, there's a song in slaughtering an animal with the bathroom fastener zipper. And then he gave a few examples, a few sort of
etickets that while you hate the CompTIA ferrata who, when you slow to ensure that you sharpen your knife, that's etiquette of slaughtering with a son, will you be harder who, and ensure that you give ease and rest to the animal that you're slaughtering? That's part of axon. So axon is obligatory compulsory necessary in every aspect. And this is why this has been the verse of the Quran said in the law here I would agree with axon the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said ennovata Hassan Allah cliche. So this tells us this is my first point before I go on to mention some important things that Exxon is just like offering solar and Asia and pleasure and Marie Kondo harasser, and
Mercury parrisha. His third son his fault, just like fasting is obligatory. Hassan is lovely country, just like going to Hajj and performing the ritual of Hajj for those who can afford it. It's obligatory, just like giving Zakat is forbidden, obligatory, the quality the attribute of Hassan is followed, it's obligatory, it's not optional. It's not something that in which we have a choice. There are no two opinions about this. This is not something to do with the Hanafi Shafi or Maliki humbly, this is a general concept of Islam. Clear verse of the Quran, clear verse, Hadith of the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is no two opinions about this. This is a concept of
Islam, that it is absolutely mandatory upon every Muslim, male, female, Muslim, and Muslim, to have a son in their life. Now, this aside, when we say all matches, I'm going to divide this into a few categories and few aspects of our lives, to see how our son relates to our life. The most important or probably the first area, fine with Allah subhanho wa Taala. I'm not going to keep on translating the word son because as I said, in the beginning, it's very difficult. We use some words we said, Hassan means what? I said, excellent perfection, doing good to beautify something, to achieve something well, to be compassionate, to be well mannered, to be polite. But I think the best word,
the closest word, the word that gives the closest meaning is excellence. And that's why that's how we translated it to excellence. So, but I will keep on using the word sound rather than keep on saying excellent because it's not really the correct translation, but it's the closest translation sound with Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we say with Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala What does that mean? Our relationship with Allah, we have to have a song in our relationship, in our connection in our relationship with our Lord and our Creator. And that starts off with the closest we all will Allah is in our prayer, but constantly not just in Salah. We have a constant relationship with Allah
subhana wa Tada. So we have axon in our relationship with Allah. Allah mentioned in prayer and outside prayer in both ways.
The Hadees I just mentioned of Jupiter in his sudden, what did the messenger sort of love it was said him say, when Jupiter I asked him my son, what is your son? He said, The Messenger of Allah Allah Hardison replied, and there are good aloha Kanaka Tara, who you worship Allah, as though you are seeing him as though we can't see a lot. Yeah. Anyone seen a lot? No, we can't see a lot in real life.
That's, that's a man. That's really that's the test. If we saw a lot and what's the big deal being a believer? Nope, there'd be no capital in the world. So that's the test. You worship Allah as though as low. In other words, you worship Allah, with a conviction with an understanding with the thought, as though you are seeing a law. Imagine for a moment that if we were offering Salah, and Allah was in front of us, how would that be? for one moment, I'm sure every single one of us here today, we would be offering a Salah that would be just absolutely amazing out of this world.
If we do that, sometimes just before our parents or our teachers or you know, some human beings or just something
Time to show people or just, you know, we do that sometimes young children or you know, sometimes you have parents or teachers or some pious person and we offering salata we'll just make sure that that prayer Salah is slightly better than when we are by ourselves. Imagine if you are praying and you are seeing Allah, that's the Hadith of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, worship Allah as though you are seeing him. And then he said for inlander contura, who are in Iraq, if you cannot see him, which means that if you cannot get to that level, if you cannot achieve that level, if you can't get yourself to think that
you are seeing a lot because that's, that's actually a higher level, it's a second stage. So he said after that, for lm contura hufa in Iraq, then know that at least you know that Allah is watching you. So there are two levels here, the highest level, the first macom is that we worship Allah as though you're seeing Allah. But sometimes it's difficult for people to get to that level. So before getting that to that level, the messages that Allah Hardison said okay, if you can't get to that level, then at least know that Allah is watching you. So Allah is watching you, and then inshallah slowly, maybe after a few months, you might get to a level where you will get to the level of seeing
a lot as though you are single or co worshipping. And this is salaat with Hassan, who shoots in prayer, who do in prayer.
This is very important actually brothers and sisters because we are handed a law look, we pray. Everyone who prays in hamdulillah there are people who don't pray, we need to inshallah encourage them to pray as well. Nobody's perfect, but we need to encourage people to pray. But when we start praying, we are taking the time out. We are taking the time out, right? Five times a day. Then just give it a few more minutes. Pay more attention. Why miss out sometimes our prayers prayers are not even valid. We come we pray, but sometimes our Salah is not valid.
You must have heard of these two words. This is a son in prayer in solid. You must have heard of these two words. Oh, sure. And Hadoop. Yeah, most people here are sure. And how do these two words are not? They don't give the same meaning. These are two separate words.
Sure is one thing to do is something else. And horseshoe Phil Barton and Hadoop
for sure is internal who is external.
I will explain this to you who do is external. In other words, we must have hoodoo in our Salah. That means that externally, externally, our salaat our prayer our a burger is in accordance with the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu sallam, which means calmness and composure. Which means what Tama Nina at the dollar can offering Surat with extreme calmness and composure, there's no rush, there's no hurry.
That's what we need to focus on more, we actually sadly live in a time where people argue more about where the hands are here or here. There's more important things than, you know arguing about these things. I'm not saying you shouldn't be discussing these things. But we spent so much time arguing about those issues that take out all our issue from our prayer. I was once offering a prayer next to somebody I mentioned this a few times in a talk. And you know, I don't know it was a university or something a long time ago. And next I was offering Salah next to him. Now you know people when they read recite the Shahada, there's different ways of moving your finger. There's different methods,
you know, there's different Hadees that different evidences you know. So there's different ways of a Chateau La ilaha illAllah Muhammad and Agra hora, sudo, etc. So his brother praying next to me, he his way of, you know, moving his fingers shaking his finger was different to the way I followed. So anyway, no problem. I was offering salon next to him, and he saw my finger. So in the following.
And he said, like this, he nudged me like this. Now, okay, I mean, this is not about sort of being valid or invalid. It's what's more better even if you have an opinion, which is different. The Koran says that we all want to be those people who don't have concentration in the prayer. We are have been ordered by a lot to concentrate we should be praying such that we don't even know what the guy next door is doing. When in a different world. We should be worshiping Allah as though we are seeing Allah not seeing somebody finger. Worship Allah as though you are seeing the life you are seeing Allah you don't know where you are, you are lost. You are lost in the ibird of Allah subhanho wa
So this is what happens. You know, we talk about these issues, and we argue about these issues. But externally where's the calmness, the issues in which there is no difference of opinion? No Muslim, no group will ever disagree about being calm in solid. There is no disagreement every school of thought when you go into
ruku very slowly make sure your back is straight spend you know some at least say minimum three but okay the moms may have to do it but quickly because sometimes the mom has to think about everybody someone has a back problem or something so don't always judge the mom but when you're praying by yourself you know slowly maybe three times five times seven times when you say semi Allah would you mind having to stand for a few seconds? rabbinical hand hand and Catherine Pavan Mubarak and fee stand for a bit Don't rush this is this is why you granted alorica then when we go into sujood slowly Subhana Allah, Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah and then we sit between especially between
between the two sisters. Okay, sit for a while, Allah homophily Dini was aqui we can read, recite that whether it's fun or not.
And then going back into Jude, this is what you call
externally offering Salah with calmness and composure, and there's a hadith with the rest of yourself. Aloha Lucien was one such an Arab, a person who, from the village of Bedouin, he came and he offers fella in front of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The messenger sallallahu alyssum saw him and he set him in a column to Sally, stand up because you haven't prayed. Standard pray, repeat your prayer because you haven't prayed. So he repeated. He said to him again, come for Sunday for inoculum to Sunday, standard repeat because you haven't prayed third time standard repeat because you haven't prayed? So you said you're a sort of low messenger of Allah. I can't do better
than this. That's it. I don't know how to do it. Can you show me so then the messenger sallallahu alayhi salam practically showed him. And then he showed him when he went into the court, he said, look further and then taraki and that's the words of the Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim, where you've got to jettison faith. And then even when you are it, is from the word inna in Arabic. And in order to use the same word, when you are in when you are calm, and composed in ruku, then say soprano, or the then when you are calm and composed, standing up, calm and composed in sujood. We take time out to pray brothers, I mean, it's very, very sad. And we will be very, you know, deprived. If we are
taking the time out to pray. And then we are not getting from our prayer. What are we supposed to get? This is actually very important we actually need you know, Salah is something brothers, seriously.
We really need to learn, not just the basic rules of Salah, but how to pray, we should have kosher courses on this. I remember once, I think a few months ago or a year ago, there was a program somewhere here in London, in London as well as up north.
And there was a few scholars who delivered a full two day course about how to pray not about the rules that this breaks prayer. And this is how to this is not that there was about I can't remember what we was awakening, the prayer was just about who should do in prayer.
Just the horseshoe aspect. So the Hulu is external. And then I'll go to the Hulu. Hulu is external the horseshoe. That's what's really important more important, Hulu is internal concentration, the mind is in the prayer. This is fine insula. What does that mean? What's crucial, oh shoot means concentration, you understand the difference who do is external. Now who shoot is internal. That crucial has three levels
that for sure has how many levels? three levels,
basic level, medium level and the higher level. The basic level of sure of concentration in Salah is to offer prayer for Allah and do whatever you are doing or what we are doing at the time knowing that we are doing that. So if I am standing in quitted Masjid, I know I am in Kuwait and must it not in my shop or somewhere? Or I'm thinking about something else. I know when I am reciting al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. I know. At this moment in time, I am reciting Al hamdu, lillahi, Rabbil alameen. When I'm reciting what, Pauline, I know I am reciting. Sometimes it's difficult, it will only come with With what?
With practice. No problem. Look. intent. If it's if thoughts come in prayer, unintentionally, no problem. There is no sin. What's wrong is to deliberately bring thoughts in Salah if somebody says Oh, yes, I need to do some calculations. Okay. When I go for a show, that's when I'll do it. Hello. Okay, let's start calculating. Yeah, he came this, then that's wrong. But if he's not deliberate, not a problem, but what we need to do is try Allahu Akbar Okay, this today's prayers ALLAH Isha. Definitely, I'm going to be fully concentrated at hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or a man or a man committee. Certainly Shere Khan took us to okay. Sharp there. So children and families
Tesco, whatever awesome youngsters football, okay? And a woman doing very well do we rip him out of Bali, come back, go off, come back, no problem slowly, slowly, there'll be about six months you try. After six months, you'll get 30% concentration 50% 60% 80% 90% sure what they will come we'll get 100% concentration. And even when it's 100%, nobody's perfect. It's not possible for everybody to be 100% all the time, but 9095 in every prayer, and that's the Salah that has a diff that makes a difference and has an impact in our lives. The Quran says in a solid, and in fashion, you will incur prayer, Salah stops you from sin and evil things and it brings about a positive change in your life.
It's not talking about any sort of that we just we just do it. That's it? No, it's only that prayer in which we perform will do ablution with concentration and the full Salah is with concentration, that's when it will make a massive difference in our lives. So that was just the first level. What's the first level? Did I say?
awareness, being aware or knowing what we are doing at the time that we're doing so when we are in record, we know we are saying supanova vilavi. When we are in sujood we know we are saying Subhan Allah, Allah Allah.
The second level is to understand the meaning of what we are saying, again, brothers, you don't have to be a scholar to know the meanings of Salah prayer. This is really for every Muslim Arab owner. This is Muna jotham Allah subhanho wa Taala. If we don't understand what we are talking, what we are saying to Allah, the Salah actually becomes very robotic, it becomes very, you know, something in which you can't constant it's difficult to constraint. You know, if you don't know if someone's giving the lecture, right? If I was talking to Chinese right now you'd be bored.
Okay, unless somebody is Chinese here and understands, but if I was talking right now, you'd probably go to sleep. If the mom is taraweeh he's reciting Quran and beautiful Quran reading either will concentrate because he got a good voice. And that's not really something just to concentrate on. Okay, that's not really what really concentration, but are we salah and Emmons recitation is not based on the voice, it should be based on the read, and it should be based on our understanding. Why do we find it very difficult to offer? tarawih? How many how many? How many rockhard brother okay is discouraged to slow? Why because we don't have a clue what the mom is saying. The moment the day we
understand what the mom is saying, your whole Salah will be transformed completely. We know we are saying so we you know and there are deeper meanings, not just the basic translation and this is why we had that course. Today's awakening the prayer. The scholars who taught that course, actually went from whoo till salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah the deeper inner meanings of Salah from A to Zed.
They had one in East London or somewhere I remember, I didn't teach that one. But the one in Manchester, I was part of the group who taught that and, you know, we went through everything like when you say Allahu Akbar, why are you saying Allahu Akbar? What should you be thinking at this time? Why Allah Akbar? Why not? Akbar? Why Allah? Why about why not some other attributes of Allah? What are you thinking right now? When we're raising hands, were they to hear when we are raising hands? Why are we raising it? What food should we have right now? What What is the meaning of this? What is the significance of this? And then when we put and when we fold our arms, most of the people
who follow the Hanafi school, they fold them and put them here why it's like you're standing, you know, when I, if this is a big King or someone that I'll just I'll be in front of him, you know, just standing like this. Okay? Yes, yes, whatever you say, you know, really concentrated and devoted and just, you know, okay, yes, you know, you're getting told off by a teacher and you're like this. And even if it's here, there's different ways there's a D through the messenger sort of low performance or, like the other schools follow, he also performs a lot about placing his hands on the chest, but there's a meaning we're standing in the Presence of Allah subhana wa Tada. Then we say,
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Why 100? Why not? Why not? Why not a Shoku what do we think about when we say Alhamdulillah whole praise? Every part of the praise that belongs to anything any praise I praise you you praise me we praise the Imam we praise the anyone who is praised anywhere in the world, any creation any animal anyone ultimately belongs to Allah subhana wa tada
all praises every praise that exists for any one or anything ultimately goes to a law crop bill. I mean, what does up mean? What does it mean mean? The Lord of the worlds includes all the words, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, everything. That's the fear of the Spirit. In fact, how we should try to understand the meanings are sort of referred to either we think about our
Rahim medical Medina all the way to work Pauline and amin, then the surah that we recite when we are Luca. I'm actually going quite a lot into just this topic of an ad, but the Roku, the Roku, now we are like we need to think worship Allah as though you are seeing him so we think Allah is right in front of us. Of course we don't believe a lot like to be a body in front of us. But
Allah is watching us and we are offering we are offering our Salah as though we are seeing a lot so we in Roku and we're thinking so can rob be and that's why the Sunnah is to keep the eyes open in prayer, but many of them have said that initially in the beginning, if it helps bring Khushboo in Salah No problem, you can close your eyes. And if it better if you can offer Salah in darkness, you don't have to close your eyes as at home, close, close the room light, shut it off and then pray because the Sunnah is that the messenger sallallahu Sallam would keep his eyes open. So it's it's superior to keep the eyes open. But just to bring her Sure, yes, close it for initial stages. So
Subhana Allah when we say stop, Hannah, Robbie, and deep meanings, when we say Japan, rugby, why are the many rakura? Why are they in such because it's, we're in the inner state, the lowest state when the lowest state or dinner is the opposite of Allah, etc, etc. When we reciting our you know, the chef would knowing the meanings attached here to what does that mean? He he was follower to what does that mean to you? But what does that mean?
Most people don't know about what these words mean attire to the law, he was forever to tell you, but then we might know a little more it could be but thinking the meanings thinking of the meanings. And then we recite you know sort of what and blessings on the messenger sallallahu Sallam and then after that, the do how we make brothers and sisters to do our that's the time to make do our Okay, if you're a mom, that you don't need to sit there and make two out for 10 minutes because as I said, the man has to always keep the congregation in mind. But that's the time when do is really accepted. You know, we don't have to just have one draw and we just do me a lip service.
You know, there's one two hour which the messengers of Allah Islam toto abubaker severe karate Allahu anhu, la homeodomain, FC willmann kathira Rosa novella, and for phillimore ferrata Nanda core harmony in Atlanta.
It's just wonder how you don't have to stick to that.
I tell you, myself, I can't remember the last time maybe three, four years ago, I probably read that.
I'm just telling you to show that that is not a compulsory mandatory da, there's numerous to my other ob Ma, you should be in a mirror and he wants to enjoy yourself.
Think about, okay, you've got children, or your wife is pregnant and you want to make a you know, like robina hublin. I mean, as far as you know, whether you're you know, you're pregnant yourself as a sister,
as well as you know, Daria
tacchini Mama, Ola, you know, make sure in the coolness of our eyes, blesses with children, whatever you're thinking of, but remember, you can't be like, Oh, please my business, you know, you can't change it has to be the prescribed hours, which are in the Quran or the Hadith. But anyway, if you're praying on your own, you can spend 10 minutes making that's the time and two is accepted. But we will only do that if we know what the meanings and this extends to and this actually takes us to a very important point, it extends to extend to other areas as well. Not just Salah. So when we make into out, you know,
sometimes I don't know what the practice here is, made some mistakes, you know, the Imam after fellow makes too loudly and you know, everybody says, half the people don't know what's going on. I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean, I mean, okay, can finish. I don't know what who he said what he said nobody knows what's going on. And that's it. That's what happens. That's why they say it's good with your own in your own words, make that to Allah subhanaw taala lots of times people ask, and this is a very important issue. We have this common issue about relief
so many times and I'm sure that you know, all the different demands and loads of you as well. Is there any Is there any What if I've got this problem? One One thing I'll say here, we don't have the answer for every every issue in our life my glasses fell down I'm not going to find a doctor that although you know pick find me the glasses. You know, some people think that for every different issue there's a special will differ in Islam, like that. Okay. And really the prescribed two hours that we do find in the Hadith of the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam, they are those that are actually when you when you enter a Masjid or when you exit the masjid. There's a prophetic when you
The house is a dog. When you exit the house, there's a dog when you sit in your means of transportation. So panelists are Karolina her daughter, when you enter the toilet, the dog will exit the toilet is the door. Again, you should try to understand the meanings. But the point I was just mentioning here, we do find those doors and those doors are very important. But other than that, we don't have like, we're the first You know, when sometimes when what a man should tell you, okay, read this for this problem. I mentioned something that we find sometimes extremes on both sides. Sometimes some people think every time someone tells you to recite something, if it's not found in
the idea, it's a bit. Okay, I don't like to talk about these political issues anyways. But I just mentioned this, you can agree, disagree, whatever. But
and other times people just live on these.
You know, a lot of these were the first like, sometimes you go to some show and say, Okay, I have this problem. So read this 643 times. Yeah.
Where has that come from? It's not in the Quran? Is it in the Hadith of the messengers of Allah Islam? No. How did he tell you to read that?
Now, I'll explain to you why. And this tells you the real position of this, the status of it, that we exaggerate with it as well. Normally, what happens with many of these doors, is that it's an Arabic to add that somebody someone maybe 500 600 years ago, some share some mom, some Hadith, some for citizen 40, or whoever it may be, maybe had a similar issue like you or I had, and read this for a certain amount of times. And suddenly, he found the benefits and his problem was solved.
It might be a prophetic drought, but not the number. So it might be Robin atina, Jr. has to know which is in the Quran. But he read it like 21 times. And so the problem being solved. Next time he had a problem. Again, he read 21 times again, problem solved. So he told his student, you know what, I'd be reading this too, after 21 times, my problems being solved, maybe you try you might work for you as well. So he did it worked for him as well.
Sometimes it's not too often the Quran is just an Arabic made up to an Arabic one was to have his daughter.
And he told someone else and he told someone else and like loads of people every time they read it this amount of times. They just seen the difference. So that's the other will defer to the chef tells you that okay, maybe it's benefited me This is a quotation of an experience. That it may be how can you help me You try it helps you.
to this extent there's nothing wrong. That's why I said some people say no, this is wrong. What Why? But then also on the other hand, the other extreme is that if we deal with this as though it is in the Quran, as though the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prescribed it, or the number or we give it so much importance, then again, it's wrong. And that's where the problem is because some people deal with this as though it is rectified. Or people and hamdulillahi, rabbil, alameen Rahmani Raheem read this to our 243 times. That's how we deal with it sometimes. So that's why, what I was saying that lots of people when they ask, When anyone asks me for a relief, or like, oh, I've got
this problem, you know, I've got work problem on the phone. Is there anything to read? I said, Look, I don't know. I don't know what anything to read. I don't know. I don't have a Vodafone machine. Okay. I don't have an amulet machine. Best thing. Offer your 510 prayers with her shoe and good luck. There was one sister who called and said all these problems and this and that, and my life is like this, and my life is like that.
So I just like, you know, may the Congress talk a bit and just in the middle without her realizing this was on the phone as to whether she prays for God and she says no. So anyway, then I let her carry on with a problem. You know, she just kept that in mind. And then I said, Actually, I've got a very, very good tool.
But this only works after
and you have to read this 16 times make sure it must be 16 if you do 15 is not gonna work. I made it. I made it all up. You know, I said if you if you do 15 times, not gonna work and don't do 1716 and straight after fudger you say a Solomonic omotola salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. You have to read this to those who are from the Quran. Okay, simple. Do I know no problem? You can read it. Every we all read it.
But I told her it has to be when I said to a 16 she was thinking Oh yes, 16 must be something special magic potion in less than 16 times. Because you know people like all this numbers and etc. So
now why I did that was at least you will offer Fisher prayer. We don't want to pray for God. We don't want to offer our salad we don't want to offer with tofu. And we think a magic will lead to our potions going to change our world. Or an amulet a chef will just make the offer for you and please put his hand on your chest and let's say you're blessed for until kiama that's not how this world works. If the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who greater than the messenger sallallahu sallam, he could have just read it well he found blue on the Quran. Better
I had finished no better, no better, no Muslim would have been no Sahabi would have been martyred.
This is not how the world works, we have to be real, you know, we need to deal with reality. We have to take the means Islam, we have to act upon the rules of Islam, we have to offer our Salah our problems will not be solved unless we enter into Islam completely, totally in every aspect of our life, these miraculous doors, it could work on one odd occasion but that's not the norm. I'm not saying they could never work it could work on one odd occasion you know, that's out of the norm. But the normal sooner for lawyers offer your praise and do the things which we have to be doing. So anyway, this and I'm actually I'm not going to go into a lot of details I have so many other things
to say but I'm going to just finish on this topic this is the this is just the first area of axon
just finish off this topic.
So, we will say I will say that this second level is what
second level is what understanding the meanings of Sala whatever and I was I was also saying that we need to extend this to outside our solar as well. Like you know we say in shaba shaba shaba bro you're coming Chava What have you said What have I said what is inshallah
in sha Allah this huge meanings behind inshallah,
this world nothing happens. Without the will the wish the command of Allah, I will take the means you take the means I have made preparations to visit you tomorrow we plan to go to Birmingham tomorrow. But there's a massive but in in means only if there's a big if there's a massive if in the middle. Brother remember in sha Allah only for love wishes. I could plan you could plan. No. Chef was talking about house being burnt. We have plans in the morning in the middle of the night. Allah forbid something could happen. Nobody knows. inshallah, there's deep meanings. someone passes away. In our argument. What happened?
In lillahi WA, in La Jolla, Roger la Vina either a sorbet who masiva when people are afflicted with calamity, the Quran says they say and they should say in in
Indeed, we belong to Allah. Allah has a right to test us. If we belong to someone and he tests us. He has a right. There's no, there's no reason to complain. We can't complain. If I gave you my phone, this is not my phone, by the way. But if I gave you this phone to borrow, and then I said, use it. And then I said, Can I have my phone back? Are you going to be upset? No. I'm taking if Allah gave you a son, and took that son away,
death came? What if Allah gave you that son, and the son passed away? There's no reason to complain. It's an Amana. But I'll give There's a famous hadith of Omar Salama about our own surname. You know, the famous story You must have heard, famous, amazing story, I don't have the time. I'm not gonna go into the details. But you must have heard of the story. You know, when Sahabi Sahaba husband, wife, this child, the son was quite ill. And the husband left him in an ill state went to work him at night, and said to the wife, how is our son,
she, the son had passed away. But she prepared a nice meal for him dressed really well, you know, looked at her best in her best condition when he came in, so don't worry, he is in a much better state than you left him in the morning. This is a unique, unique ID. So he thought maybe the son 100 lies probably now is better. But she didn't. And this is the type of wife You know, so part of this amazing quality. Some of them have yet amazing qualities, you could tell that the men were made by the women, amazing qualities of this hobby. And that's the problem today we find and this is, you know, we don't have men of that caliber because we don't have the women of that caliber. In order
for us to have men of great caliber. Behind every successful man
is the successful woman. And sometimes I say not behind on the side of every successful man. Sometimes you have to err on your side, your mother, your wife, or your daughter and your wife. Someone's finding things to wives.
But Behind every successful man is a woman but this is really the world you know, the Sahaba they did jihad. They did whatever they did. It was because of the women folk tome, the contribution of the women they made society without women men could have done nothing and they can't do anything even till today. But the problem today we don't have the cash.
about men is because that's been the woman then we don't have the women of that caliber.
The suburb the patient's amazing suburb you find they'll even when they were going through hardships in their marriage the way they would complain as well was unique. Once a happy Sahaba came to the rescue Salalah holy Selim complaining you know, wanting advice about a husband. The husband has really given her her rights. You know, like he's always he's not fulfilling her rights because all his worshiping no time for the wife doesn't even sleep with her. She came to the messenger Salallahu alaihe salam ala rasulillah your brother, my husband, how amazing pious person is he? He prays so much all night he worships I don't even get to see him so heinola amazing. Messenger syllable so
understood. She was actually trying to
give a message that he's actually not even sleeping with me or you know, doesn't have time for the wife.
He understood they would be implicit in the way they would even complain about their husbands just imagine. And then he called him and he said look in religious macalik What is zoji karateka, Hakuna colic, Huck your home, your own body has a right over you, yourself, you have a right over you, your wife has a right over you. Islam doesn't mean that you abandon your children and wife and go away for 10 years away and you don't even see your children and family. That's not Islam. Islam says fulfilling fulfilling the rights of your children and your wife is part of a burqa. It's actually part of Islam. There's no mysticism in Islam, there is no urbania Islam doesn't say you go into the
jungle or go into the path of Allah and just abandon your children. This is not part of the teachings of Islam. So anyway, this Sahabi when he came back, the wife, what did she say? He's in a perfect state. And then she cooked a nice meal, gave the food and then after that they spend the night together. They actually had Relations at night. He was quite happy. And after completing relations, she said Can I tell you something? Imagine can ask your question if our next door neighbor borrowed a bottle of oil. And if they after about a week asked us to give it back to them. Would it be wrong if we got upset or said no to them? Of course not. You know if they borrowed us
some oil and they want it back? It's there right? We can't be upset. We can't be distressed. So she said likewise, Allah had given us an Amana boy and this boy this morning Allah take the boy back again.
He got a shock you know first this you know why didn't you tell me as soon as I came in the house she did not want him to go through the you know the initial This is actually even a way to break news. There's actually books written on the topic of how to break news not like so somebody can brother your father's dead
Come on, you know some etickets
mom in the hospital he just passed away. Oh no, no, that's not aware of books. There's a book called mean edible Islam in Arabic, translated into English written by shall have
no law. There's etiquette of how to break unpleasant news. whether someone's ill someone's saying some tragedy has happened, how you break the news part of it. That's part of our son as well. So and then he actually went to the message in the morning after forger Salah. He related the whole story to the messenger sallallahu sallam. And the messenger sallallahu Sallam said that she was she's an amazing woman and it's an amazing way that she broke the news today. And he said barakallahu li li li Kuma May Allah bless you in your union x night in your relationship. May Allah give you Baraka and because of the drama of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in their progeny.
Great people like Omar bin Abdulaziz I think it was the grand or the grandson was Omar bin Abdulaziz of the Allahu anhu.
So this is
I was saying about inner Illa he were in Harajuku in LA when someone
we belong to someone and he tests us.
He has right to test us in the law we belong to Allah. Allah has the right to if a law takes even our eyes away, Allah forbid me Allah protects us. But even if he did that, at least has given us years he couldn't have he probably had a choice of coastal property to create us without yours without is nothing.
So if it takes it away, yes, we will be sad, but always river bill cada we are happy content with a quarter of Allah if a calamity befalls us in anila. We belong to him. He has a right to testers. We don't have a right to complain. And then we're in LA here, Roger hoon. And we will return to a lower does that mean? That means that this test
is actually very short. We will it's only 10 years. It's only 15 years. Okay? Your father's passed away. No problem. After 15 years you will pass away and you'll be the intern eternity engine. And that's what the doctor who passed away. His family passed away. So amazing Eamon and their pain, very rarely have seen a person like him.
And you know, this, this is the example you can think of his whole family. Imagine you're in Ireland. Here. You heard this in the news. And as Molina was saying that the old was studying in our madrasa. The whole family except for one son, one son was in another room, but they're very close to to my father and I didn't know him that well. I mean, I didn't I never met him before that. Because every time he was here, I was out of the city, but with my family. He was he knew them very well.
Imagine you getting the news that not just one member of your family passed away. Your whole entire family wiped out wiped out from the face of the earth. Your daughter, your wife, he's about 52 his wife was 4647 47 year old wife 19 year old daughter she's in the final year of Buhari being an Arima
17 year old son how often and he's started the first genome that I saw this year, and a 15 year old boy who completed 20 years of all students of knowledge. Friday night, 12 o'clock Friday night meaning islamically Friday night night before the day has fire completely imagined all of them God
The guy is so strong he's a neurosurgeon, a brain surgeon, you saw him probably in the news bbc everywhere. He is Mashallah, this this is a man and you're paying.
You know, and the example that came to my mind and I mentioned this in a talk in Sheffield just a few weeks ago. The example that comes to mind, I'm going to conclude though I'm not gonna take too much time, just another few minutes. The example that comes to our mind in this scenario is like you know, you and your family, me and my family, we are just traveling, imagine you're traveling from here to you're going up north to Manchester and you stopped at a service station or you're traveling on the train and you stopped at a service station. And what happened the husband or the father said okay, I'm just going there to do some getting some coffee What do you want take it Okay, you can
take a sandwich you want some crisps? What do you want? And you went
after about 1520 minutes you went to the toilet as well inside and get the coffee everything and they were in the train waiting your family you came back and found out the trains gone.
He found out by mistake or something or you got delayed or somebody pushed it or or by mistake. But you know that there's nothing wrong they are guaranteed that they will be there going to their destination to Manchester. These people are all martyred, martyred Shahada, the messengers of Allah Islam said in a hadith The one who dies in a fire is a Shaheed is a martyr. So I noticed that there were students of knowledge that passed away Friday night full of travelers, they were not living in Leicester they were just they're staying there from Dublin from Ireland. Many reasons. Imagine. So they would they are definitely guaranteed paradise we can say that because of Shahada okay, because
these are the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is no doubt so you know they have been taken for sure with safety they will go to the destination in Manchester, but they tell you
Okay, what's happened oh, Mohammed is gone.
But you have a chance there's a train tonight. When tomorrow morning, you can go and then meet them. But just be good otherwise you'll miss that train. But you have to be good Muslim as well. Okay, is be a good person. You'll get the train if you'd be a good if you behave. Tomorrow morning. You'll get that you know your space is reserved. Would you be sad? You deserve slightly. I was enjoying my time together in a family I will you know, I bought all the sandwiches we would have had coffee together another half an hour. One hour. Okay, no problem each other tomorrow morning. Train. What time? Is it? 830. Okay. And pass on them? Can you find them? You can even find them. This example.
You know the following example. When someone passes away some of the Oliver said, the connection with the people who pass away is by sending them rewards his follow up. That's your connection.
But it's a one way line. You know, sometimes you just talk about the person just listens. It's that type of connection. We can't they know if we recite something and send the rewards. This is called ethos. It's an Arabic word. Osada, usually to ethos means to make rewards rich. So you recite a little fat. And you say, Well, I want the rewards of this to go to my grandfather or my father or my wife or my husband passed away.
The heartbeat states and I can't recall the reference but this is an ad, that in packets in presentable beautiful packets, this
will be gifted to the deceased in the next life. And they will be told who sent and will be written or it will be sent to them by the angels, your son, your husband, your wife sent you this gift from the dunya.
So that's your connection. So you just phone them. Okay, you guys, you're on your way to Manchester. inshallah, I'm going to take the flight tomorrow,
you'll be slightly sad, but not completely devastated. Because you know, it's only one night tomorrow morning you're going this is the meaning of war in English is not your own. Your whole family is left you're sad, but you're not totally sad because you know, I'm 52 and 55. How many years another 10 years, 15 years. Average nowadays is between 6065 70 that's what the medic say. And that's what the Hadith says as well, between 60 and 70. That's the average I will go like this. The last 10 years, the way it's passed. We all know how fast time passes. There's no it's just very quick this life is just that's why the Hadith says good fit dunya Kanika Hurry, boo, boo Sabine stay
in this world as though you are just not even a stranger but a passerby, which is passing in and out entry and exit.
So this is the meaning of in LA hero's journey, any hardship, any difficulty, any calamity, any problem, where the financial, whether it's, you know, health to do with a part of our lives. Just remember one thing, Allah has the right to test us because we belong to Him. And the test is very short, because we're just going to return to Him in a matter of few days or a few hours. So this is the meaning I was actually saying, thinking about the words that come out from our mouth, but we need to learn Arabic for that. That's what I feel is necessary for every Muslim to know a bit of Arabic, at least the meanings of in Allah who in Raja own Masha Allah insha, Allah Alhamdulillah,
Allah Subhana Allah, you know a lot about these kind of lives because this is part of our daily life. And with that thought, and reflection, so to now wrap up, I know, you must be thinking time I'm keeping saying, but that was a second. That was what and I'll just go to the third one quickly and and finish it off. That was the second level. Who do you remember the first level of s? Well, we were talking about who we said who and who do who do was external to be calm and composed in prayer? Oh, sure, his concentration, and then that horseshoe is free. A, B, and C. Do you remember codo? One, for sure. And then cashew is A, B, and C. A was
awareness like the brother said here. And number two is understanding the meaning of what ever we are saying. And number four are sea of the horseshoe. That's what you call an taboada luck and Katara for Atlanta counteroffer in Iraq. That's the ID. That's the highest level, worshiping Allah as though you're seeing
the highest level to worship Allah as though you are seeing him. So that's the third level of crucial and we need to try to have this quality of seeing Allah as though you're seeing Allah whatever we do inside prayer, outside prayer, inside prayer, outside prayer, and that's why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once What did he say? He said, You know, when a person prays
he should worship Allah.
You know, as though Gmail, or Yahoo as though servant, the slave is seeing Allah subhanaw taala. Once there's a companion, I'll just conclude with this abodo rhodiola when he says, My beloved messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he he gave me a brilliant short advice. And he said to me, that
that I should fear Allah, I should fear Allah This is outside Solano.
I should feel as though I am seeing everywhere we go. We need to try to get that to that level. That wherever we are, as though we are Sinhala not always watching us. That's a second level, we are seeing Allah, that's the level of sun. That's the level of axon to to sort of, you know, reach to that level and that's why the Hadeeth again, the messenger sallallahu Sallam once gave a short advice as to how he said to the messenger sallallahu Listen, give me a short advice. He said suddenly salata Deering offer prayer that is a farewell prayer. If someone told me and you after this Salah you did you have to go to the next slide. This is your last prayer of every Salah like
that suddenly salata more daring. So this is what we need to bring into our lives. Even outside praying, we need to you know, always try to sort of envisage I know, it's difficult because we can't see a law. This is the test brothers and sisters, but we need to try to work to get to a level of action.
on where we are seeing a lot, we can talk to a lot.
Don't worry if someone thinks you're mad. There's no we don't talk to ourselves. We talk to a lot. We talk to a lot. There's nothing wrong with that. There's actually
there's a companion sold when you see the amount of neuralgia but somebody mentions this in his book, which is the commentary, German aromaticum. So it's an authentic This is a great humor. He says that this companion said, karatu, I have read in the Bible taught that ristoranti ceram said kelemen columbu la cathedra, Waka luminesce karela. Talk to Allah excessively, talk to people, less, talk more to Allah, our conversation should be more with Allah. We should This is why some of the Allah say develop a habit of speaking to Allah, talk to Allah not a problem. You know, in your room in seclusion in holla torture law, you don't have to raise your hands, talk to a law you're not
talking to yourself. You're not mad. You're not crazy. You are talking to Allah. Allah is hearing you and me Allah is hearing us as though we need to bring that forward. Otherwise here his his his, you know, his hearing allies hearing okay to hear business again, we're all going to the polemical issues. But Allah is hearing
Allah is hearing and he knows what I'm saying.
He knows what I'm saying he's hearing to talk about all your you know, mistakes all your you know, if you've made mistakes all you know, I did this sin, I've committed that same. You know, we'll talk about all our P's you know, you don't have to raise your hand about your future aspirations about your hopes about your fears, who best represents us people, like you know, especially our sisters, women, women like to talk they say, you know, if you read psychology, they say women talk more because half their problems are problem share half is a problem. Sorry, a problem shared is a problem, have shared it with a man who else better to share your problem with a lot. You don't need
because if you share it with other people, you'll end up backbiting Reba, you know, you talk to your sister, oh, yeah, my husband, you know, it's like this in my mind. This one did this and she did this and she, she's like this, all the sins of backbiting, until bearing major sin, total now there's no backbiting you can back by not a problem you're talking to Allah. Allah knows everything anyway. You if you talk to Allah and talk about someone that he did this or she did this, no problem, no problem because Allah knows anyway. So we should try to develop this habit of talking to Allah. and if we talk to Allah, if we have built this connection, this relationship as though we are
seeing Allah, we will never be depressed will never be sad. There was this one companion Waterbury management mill or somebody who used to stay alone in seclusion quite a bit. Somebody said to him, either so why don't you feel like
depressed or you know, don't you have washer washer meaning alone or the
strange feeling of strangeness like you're by yourself? He said, Oh, you stole fish.
Now, our you stole fish. Marla, how can someone feel lonely if they have a love with them? You can feel lonely, because you're constantly with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Anyway, I'm going to end with this inshallah This is a song, I haven't actually even really come to the topic of essence easily with it. You know, what my, what I intended to talk about. In the beginning was the sun in every aspect. I've only done the first first part ehsaan with Allah. Then actually my notes that I have I did this talk once in someone else who's actually in another country as well but assign that out yet and verses of the Quran that talk about a son with parents, with relatives with fellow Muslims with
non Muslims. There are numerous verses and Hadith with non Muslims, how you deal with non Muslims journal humbleth eosin. When you do Dawa had examples of Dawa dorita sebesar of the Kabbalah hikmah will know anything Hasina?
You know, son in Dawa in preaching, there's a son with animals we also already talked about the Hadith, but there was some more Hadith to do with that discuss a song with animals. There's a son with neighbors that had eaten you know, text sound with neighbors. There's a son in business and financial dealings, clear explicit verses of the Quran about a son when you deal with money and, and then all the other verses that talk about the rewards of our son, so it's a very lengthy topic, maybe some of the time inshallah, but whatever we talked about our lawmakers talk about discuss whatever is important. shala but this is this the topic of today was a son not in all matters, but
sign in worship. We were the poster said, Son in all matters. But I think we talked about Exxon, with our Lord in our a birder in our worship in our relationship with our connection with a loss
panel data I pray Allah grants me, I need all of this more than you of course, Grant me that of your inability to practice and all the future according to the law.