Best Of The Best Episode 14
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Smilla Rahmanir Rahim hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen well I have tibia to limiter clean while out when illa Allah aalameen or Salat Allahu Allah say our Lena will Akhirin Bina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi as mine, my dear viewers, welcome to another episode in the series of the best of the best. Today's hadith is describing the best of people with regards to how they stand in the prayer in solitude Gemma the congregation in prayer, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam assayed Hiroko, Eliana akumina Kiba for Salah.
The hadith is narrated by the prophets cousin Abdullah now bears may Allah be pleased with him and his father, and it is collected by a Buddha wood and the hadith is an authentic hadith. And if they are based in Kolkata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi Salam Fayyad Eliana ko mana Kiba salah, which means that the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him said the best of you are those whose shoulders are soft in prayer.
What does it mean? That the shoulders are soft shoulders are not soft
bones. So, what does it mean? It means they are easy whenever somebody is asking them to line up in the prayer. So they comply, they know they do not leave gaps and if somebody is trying to fill in the gap, if you see is that people lined up in the row and there is a little gap which he can fit and so he says Excuse me, may I so they let him Eliana kumana Kiba. For salah. The best of you are those whose shoulders are soft in the prayer that is the actual meaning of
the best of you Eliana mana Cuba, for Salah.
The message of Islam is all about unity, love, compassion being united and OLFA. And that doesn't happen unless if there is love and mercy between the believers and among each other.
So in order to achieve that, it appears in the prayer.
Our prayer as Muslims is very distinct. The physical ritual of the prayer is very distinct. We stand up and we make Ruko we make sujood. And we line up men first, then the children, then the ladies, you know, very unique setup of the prayer. And we all stand up in the prayer for those who can stand up. And we are commanded by the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam to do what is known as the Swier to Sufi awfully here the Imam saying, sir also HuFa Khan Yahama Comala
imitating what the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say to his companions prior to establishing the prayer, he was the Imam. And he would go between the rows and he would make certain that the Companions lined up. And you say, line up, fix your rows, straighten your rows, do not leave gaps. So do Hallel fill in the gaps and so on, and do not leave gaps for Satan. These are misstatements that the prophets Allah Salam used to say in the beginning, here is the main cup. And what is meant is to keep your shoulder attached or close to the shoulder of the person next to you, and that will not leave gaps between you. Because when you leave gaps that creates an existence for
Satan to whisper to you and to whisper to the person
next to you. This is what the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said,
Abdullah Hebner Marwadi Allah Winona narrated that he said also Lula he sallallahu alayhi salam used to say, okay, masala has a monarchy. So the halal lino the ad when you come later the roof Rajat in the shaytaan women masala soften was Allahu Allah, women kata or soften kata hola can What is the meaning of this advice? It's all about offering the prayer in congregation and how should we stand up in the prayer and how should we line up and fix and set the rules in the congressional prayer so he said salatu salam, arrange the rules in order
So once the first row is completed, now you begin the second row, and how we begin immediately behind the Imam, then to the right and to the left, so the image should be in the middle. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said that Allah and His angels, you know, bless. In the case of Allah, He blesses those who attend the prayer in the first row. And the angels pray for those who attended prayer in the first row. That is the meaning of your Soluna. Also the bless those who are sitting to the right side of the Imam, but we do not keep the line imbalanced. So we fill in the gap. And we fill the right in the left. And once we complete the row, we'll begin a new row. And we should leave
any gaps between the mousseline or those who are attending the prayer. Then he said, stand shoulder to shoulder close the gaps be accommodating to brothers, and do not leave gaps for Satan to stand in between. And whoever joins up a row. And this is the meaning of filling the gap if you see that the row is almost complete, but there is maybe like one foot so if you ask somebody to move a little bit to accommodate you, they will let you so that this way you fill in the gap and you complete the row all the way to the wall or to the port. So the Prophet sallallahu SlMs says Whoever joins up a row he will be joined by a lot of mighty men was a lot of fun was hola hola. Some people may think well,
this is a liberal place, if it is very liberal and tiny, then do not push people. Similarly if it is a matter of a few a couple inches, it doesn't make any sense to push people away so that you can shave yourself in between we have learned before that hiring measure is see ourselves the best of gatherings
are those which have the most room and you're not supposed to offend people who are standing next to you to the right nor to the left, but we're talking about the habit of leaving lots of gaps and people are standing and they don't want anyone to be you know touching their feet or touching the shoulders know the Prophet sallallahu sallam said shoulder to shoulder had on my neck and also hadn't been active so that no one will be standing ahead of another or somebody will be standing behind the row. In order to achieve that brothers and sisters we do not go by the toes like you know most massage it now they have the prayer rugs or they have a line and the people stand the keep the
toes on the line that will not say it in the line because basically somebody who was size 10 Somebody were size seven and another word size 13 So that would leave some people to the front and some people will behind based on the size of their feet. But what will keep the role perfectly lined up and straight is when you put the heels on the straight line so go by the heels when the heels are all in the sight line then it doesn't matter of somebody's toes are going like couple inches ahead of somebody else's toes or foot because the shoulder would be behind that had a mannequin meaning line up the shoulders shoulder next to shoulder and do not leave gaps between you for Satan would
fill in those gaps woman was ALLAH soften was hola hola woman Qatar soften Qatar Hola. And the opposite is true. If somebody cuts off a row, he will be cut off from Allah from Allah's mercy, when somebody have a chance to fill in this gap and he doesn't want to or he doesn't let others fit in even though it is sufficient for another person to stand in this area in order to fill in the gap by then the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam before the prayer he used to guide his companions as how they should line up and he said why don't you line up like the angels alert also funa came after so phone melodica they said and how do the angels line up and stand in the rows of Prophet of Allah? He
said they fill the first row first, then they go for the second and so on.
relating to this matter some very important guidelines such as if we're praying in JAMA if it is only two verses if it is three what if we only men what if we have boys What if it is men, boys and women or girls how to lie enough? There's something very important for every Muslim to know because basically, we're all praying in GEMA even sometimes the sisters at home the offer Gemma's
We need to learn how to line up in the prayer. This what will be what we'll be discussing in sha Allah when we returned back from a short break so P statement is.
Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh and welcome back. The prayer is the most important act of worship in Islam. It is the main pole of Islam and its pillars and Moodle Islam as a Prophet sallallahu Sallam described it. And that's why there is a lot of guidance in its respect, how to pray and how to pray in congregation and how to line up behind the Imam. So if it is only two people, the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said in the Hadith, let one of you call them and let the older lead the prayer in case that both of them are on the same level of understanding of the deen and of the Quran. But generally speaking, the person has more knowledge of the Quran, he is a better
songwriter. And he knows the Quran more and more than others, he should lead the prayer. How do they stand up in the prayer? We see in most cases when two people are praying, we see that an imam is normally one step ahead of the follower or the man which is not right. They are supposed to be on the same line. So the heels are on the same line and not one of them is ahead of the other whatsoever. There is a sunnah and the Hadith of Abdullah nobis he said I prayed behind the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, or along with him in the house of my aunt Mae Mona, in one of the narration said so I stood up next to him lamb to his right side.
Also In another Hadith, which is narrated by Abdullah him, not by me Mossad, he said, I entered upon Omar retinol hottub, or the hola Juan, and he was already praying, so I stood up behind them for corroboree Hatter, Jelani Heda, who Annie Amina, so he got ahold of me and he brought me near to him until he made me stand next to him exactly to his right side, and next to him, not ahead of him, not behind him. And also if it is more than two, so there will be an Imam and two followers. The Prophet salallahu alayhi salam did and he explained to his companions that the Imam will be ahead of the two. And as if the medic said,
I prayed along with an orphan behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then my mother also line prayed behind us so that if there are two and more, they will line up behind the Imam and the two will be on the same line. Their heels are at the same beginning point or on the same line. It doesn't matter if somebody's toes are taller or ahead of anybody else, but that will keep the shoulders the chest and the entire body lined up with the rest of those who are standing in the same room. In another Hadith, which is sound Hadith narrated by jab, Abdullah said once a Saudi Prophet sallallahu Sallam prayed, so I stood up next to him to the left side for a hadith Via de fer
Durrani. He got hold of my hand and he turned me around from behind him and he brought me to his right hand side. You do not pray to the left hand side of them if it is only two. Rather you pray to the right hand side of the Imam and you are on the same line. And if it is a woman who's leading a prayer with a woman the same and if it is a woman leading the prayer with women more than one she stands in the middle of the line and on the same line. Okay, she does not pray ahead of them. He said then there came another person by the name jabber Ignace aka the karma and yesterday was who delay salatu salam. So Jabra Abdullah was praying on the left hand side of the prophets of salaam he
turned them around, and he brought him to his right hand side online with him. Then there came another person so he's taught the left hand side of the Prophet salallahu Salam. So he sent him both to pray behind them. So if it is more than one moon or follower, then we form a row we form a line behind the Imam and we do not form another one until the first row is complete. There is an exception in the case of Salah to Janaza if the number is not there
really is not big, like if it is only seven or eight or nine as in the case of the Prophet Salah Salem, he recommended that we should put them in three rows to two, then two or one or whatever. But if there is plenty of people that can form actually three rows or more, then the same applies to the funeral prayer, we should complete the entire line all the way to the end on both sides.
In case that if I was an Imam and I'm leading the prayer, and two are praying behind me and one of them had to leave the prayer for reason or another, then the one behind should stay forward to line up with the Imam again, as if they were praying from the beginning, who will lead to an Imam and moon and normally the sheer Radi Allahu Anhu may say that he heard the Messenger of Allah peace be upon him as saying, Let us a one now so huifeng Ella you Holly fan, Allahu they now will do he come. And this is a very serious warning. So the scholars understood from this hadith that lining up and straightening the lines and the rows of the GMR is a must, it is not an option that matter. And it's
not just mere commended. He said, If you do not straighten up your rows in the prayer, then Allah subhana wa Taala would create dissension amongst you. And it's a very serious warning. In another narration, the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam used to line up the rows. And one day he saw somebody who projected with his belly or with his chest, a little
in front of the line. So the Prophet sallallahu sallam was upset and he said a bad hola let us a wooden or sofa comme la Johan a fan, Allah who may now do HECM which means he said oh servants of Allah, you must wait in euros or Allah will create dissension amongst you this, you know,
straightening of the rows would be achieved by doing the following MHADA and Perez MHADA by making the shoulder next to the shoulder or on the same line of the shoulder of the person next to me from right and from left and a Taras to fill in the gaps. So we do not leave any opening between people and who do not leave opening by the end of the rows. Having said so we'll keep in mind that some people somehow and for some reason, they don't want anyone to come close to them. So if you try to line up and come close to them, they distance themselves away from you. In this case, do not keep yourself busy in the prayer trying to attach your foot to them or shoulder to them. If that offends
them, just worry about yourself. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said again another Hadith also. So fufa comes right in your rows, or EBO by now that's another guideline, which is sometimes you see the gaps between the rows. It's a walking distance people walk. And this is very unfortunately common if you pray in the Haram either in a machine another week or in Makkah, the Kaaba during the five daily prayers and if it is not like a high peak of Hydra or ombre, so the machine is not that full. People come and they don't want to work this long distance all the way to fill in the gaps so they just pray anywhere they end up and that's not right that I think the
prophets Allah Allah Azza lemma said caribou Bina so for Foucault, yeah, and you do not leave big gaps between the rows themselves not only between the individuals No. So what you need to do is keep working until you pray and the last spot you find behind the map to the right or to the left in whichever row
that is the meaning of the Arakan alien, okay, come monarchy, the best of you are those who are who have soft shoulders in the prayer. They are easy when somebody asked them to line up with the Imam request them to keep shoulder next to shoulder they do not mind they do not object, the do not feel offended from somebody who's coming close to them, because that brings the unity and the compassion, which not only in the prayer, but it reflects on the behavior of the believers after the prayer as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a beautiful Hadith in Allah Allah Ikeda who also Luna Isla meow meow so forth. Indeed Allah and His angels do salah upon those who are preying
on the right side of you
are Salah from Allah Almighty is a blessing, forgiveness and pardon and our Salah from the angels or from any creation human beings all the prophets is by making dua for others in and number one or three Surah Tober chapter number nine, a lot of mighty said Hoffman and William solder cotton Takahiro Matsuzaki, India was solidly allied. So Mohammed Salim Allah him meaning pray for them in Nosler, take a second alone, because your prayer for them will bring tranquility and comfort to them among the common errors that people do, and we see that in our masajid.
And it contradicts the idea of LM, ohada and aparatos. I'm not leaving gaps, when they have seats for those who are either handicap or they cannot stand up in the prayer. That's perfectly fine. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said Salah called him and for a lamb to South Africa, Aiden, you should stand up in the for the prayer. But if you cannot, then you may sit down. But what they do is they keep the seats in the back of the machine. So the lever huge gap between them. And between the last row which is attending the prayer in the standing position. We shouldn't do that. So what do we do? Maybe small seats will be available on both sides of the ends of the row, so that they fill in the
gaps. And we do not leave a huge space between the last row and those who are sitting by the end of the Masjid.
Also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
before the prayer as used to remind the companions of lining up and straighten the lines. Some people exaggerate by making up some statements and they ascribe them to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, we have to be careful we do not just say anything and say the Prophet sallallahu sallam said it's very common you hear that some Imam says in Allah Allah Allah Allah philosophy hours, that Allah does not look at the crooked row. There is no such Hadith in this regard. Yes, it's a must to straighten the rows, it's a must to fill in the gaps. But there is no Hadith that says Allah does not look at the crooked robe. We also need to keep in mind that whenever we come to attend the
prayer in congregation sometimes the Imam is in the bound position or in the scheduled or in Tasha hood by the end of the Salah. Some people think since I missed the raka so they keep standing they do not enter the line or the row they just keep standing until the Imam other rise up to the following raka all conclude the prayer and this is very wrong. In the sound Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
you should join the imam in whichever position he is in.
Then after he finished after he finishes a prayer, complete what you missed. And the Hadith reads as follows. When you come to the prayer, you should come to walking with tranquility you do not rush you do not jog or walk briskly to lose for sure and the Salah, no walk was tranquility, thermo rectum fossa Lu YMF atta comfort Mo. If you find the imam in any position you're in in the GMR immediately even if he's in the last part of the Shahada. Then after he finishes, complete your prayer, May Allah guide us toward his best brothers and sisters and the next episode as Salaam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh