How To Experience Prayer
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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A talk about the background of Salah (Prayer), as well as certain spiritual aspects delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at Sakeenah Institute.
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How to experience Sala
Today, many of us we think of Salah as a ritual we think of Salah as a burden. We think of Salah as something that needs to be done and gotten over with. This is what we think of Salah.
We thought we think of it like five times a day I got to stand I got a bow I got to prostrate. Right. We think of it as some kind of a ritual.
The reason being because we haven't still understood the background of salah and the greatness of Salah
it's actually a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala for us believers. It's a gift that Allah azza wa jal gifted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the oma of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Surah
when did Allah subhana wa tada prescribe Salah upon the sort of lice and marwadi was 11 oma.
It was during
the 11th year
of the prophethood of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Now this year, was known as the year of grief and sorrow Amel puzzle, it was known as the year of grief and sorrow.
Now, in those days, the Arabs
they didn't have modern calendars, and diaries to keep track of time.
They had very traditional methods.
I'm sure those of you who read Robinson Crusoe, you might have seen, you know, those lines that record days, and then a week he crosses off six lines, and then it crosses off one week. And then that's how I used to measure time. So
that was a story was true, there was recently This is 1400 years ago. So in general how they used to remember certain periods or certain
or for that matter years, was based on important events and incidents that took place during that particular year. Say for example, when was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam born the off the elephants. He was born in the elephants. Why? Because it was in that year, that Abra came with his army of elephants to Makkah to destroy the Kaaba. The elephants were animals that the Arabs were not accustomed to. We in Sri Lanka, we see elephants often bedded in Arab lands, they don't see elephants often. So they were kind of amazed these elephants, huge animals, they were used to camels, horses, and whatnot, but not elephants. So and also that incident was a very shocking
incident that took place that year was known as a year of the elephants. It was in that year there was sort of Isola Salah was born. Now the 11th, year after the prophethood of Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi wasallam this year was known as animal hosen.
The year of grief and sorrow. Now why was it known as grief and sorrow? What happened? What were the tragic incidents that took place? They were too
saddening and tragic incidents that took place during that particular year. Two incidents, two incidents that shook Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. One was that he lost his beloved wife Khadija for the loved one.
His wife who he was married to for more than 25 years. You live with someone for 25 years. It's a success story and you become very close to that individual as your spouse. These days sadly marriages only last for a couple of months or a couple of years.
Divorce has become an unhealthy trend everywhere but still
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam
After more than 25 years, he loses his wife Howdy, Giada de la Juana and Khadija de la Juan How was an amazing woman? She was
a boulder of support for a supervisor of law while he was a strong pillar of strength. Remember when he said allow it was lm came down from the cave after meeting jabril alayhi salatu salam, za Milani is a melone that tirone that tirone Cover me up, cover me up. He comes running home. Let's realize that a lot isn't it and what he had ijarah de la Juan Hideyoshi covered him up. And not only that she consoled him. She comforted him. She didn't look at him as if you know what? You're mad man. Are you mad? What did you go and see you were there? No, she believed in him.
And she was a lady who enjoyed a high social standing amongst the Croatia amongst the the Arabs of Makkah. She was the rich lady. before
the marriage was decided with her supervisor de la Marlene was lm there were many suitors from all over the place who asked for her hand in marriage. Because she was an older lady. She was a rich, she was into business. And she was no but like I said she had a very high social standing.
The she married doesn't realize that a lot SLM. She spent all of her wealth in the mission of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And she didn't even care about her social standing.
Because of course, they are looked down upon her such a noble lady, what is she doing? Behind Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because they look down upon us realize Allah Allah, but she didn't care.
For us today, after Islam has become one of the
most predominant religions.
In this planet, it's easy for us to accept. But when the message came new, when it was just Rasulullah, sallAllahu wasallam. alone, there was not even one believer or a few believers, just a handful of them that even have Khadija de la Hwanhee. The man of Abu Bakr de la final was just amazing. They didn't hesitate they didn't bat an eyelid. Think are you speaking the truth? What evidence do you have? Where's the proof that you met so and so?
How can you say that you are the prophet of God? No. And this is why Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to appreciate the man of Abu Bakr the loved one because he didn't hesitate. The minute he was called him immediately embraced Islam, immediately embraced Islam.
He was another companion who stood by us realize that Allah Islam through thick and thin, likewise, hadera de la Hwan through thick and thin. So he lost her in this particular year, the 11th year of the Prophet
and he was very, very close to her. He loved her a lot. He loved her a lot. And just to illustrate how much he said a lot while he was alive, loved him. After a few years during the Battle of budget,
those who lies had a lot while he was selling his son in law was taken captive.
The son in law was one of them. He had not embraced Islam as yet. He was taken captive. Which son in law was this the one who had married Zaynab or the last one with the number the last one had the daughter of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the daughter of Khadija Nirvana. Okay.
So, usually the norm was that if a capital was taken relatives in Makkah would send rands would send a ransom amount to free the captives.
So she had not yet migrated to Medina because her husband had not embraced Islam as yet the son in law supervisor abolish Allah.
So she sends a ransom. She sends a beautiful necklace that belonged to her to ransom her husband. Now the necklace was brought by the Sahaba to Rasulullah sallallahu Ida who said
the minute Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam saw the necklace, he started to solve, and we he started to cry.
The Sahaba they were disturbed. They said, Yasser Allah.
Have we done anything?
Did we do anything wrong? Why are you crying? What has upset you what has disturbed you
than those who do it Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
looks at the necklace and says this necklace belonged to my beloved life, Khadija to the Ummah
and she gifted it to Xena or the Ummah one.
So Afterwards, he looks at the Sahaba and he says, Oh my Sahaba if you wish, take this as ransom and send him back to his wife. Now the words his son in law
Or if you wish to send him as well as the necklace back to my daughter, because this is what she got from her mother as a gift. Of course, the Sahaba they wouldn't want to disturb the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they immediately released him as well as
the necklace. And later on they came in, join the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in Medina. So, coming to the point that I wanted to highlight, look at the love of the prophets of Allah. A mere necklace, he sees a necklace, he starts remembering his wife and he starts to read. This is the love. This is the attachment he had
towards Khadija rhodiola.
He loved her a lot.
A few years later, a convoy comes from Yemen, and was realized a long while he was alive was gifted a beautiful and exquisite shawl. A beautiful shawl from Yemen. In those days, those were expensive gifts. Yemeni Sean's
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam takes the shawl and asks a companion to go and give it to an old lady who lives in a particular area.
Now this young companion, he asks the Prophet sallallahu wasallam era sort of law, it's an expensive shawl. It was gifted to you and you are sending it to an unknown old lady. Why are you doing this? Then Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam explains that lady was a close buddy of my wife had the job of a loved one, a close friend. And I do this often to honor her friends. I send them gifts. I send them gifts. Why would someone do that? After the death of his wife on other friends have his wife
if not for the love that he had for his wife, Khadija rhodiola one all of these incidents illustrate how much love Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had for Khadija de la Juana. And why am I telling you all of this to illustrate the amount of grief sort of lies at a long while he was and I've been through that year, and when he was in the year of grief, and sorrow. So this was tragic incident number one. tragic incident number two was that he lost his uncle abou toilet.
Now, you might wonder, okay, sure, it was just an uncle. How can it be so tragic? Don't forget that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam lost his father, even before he was born. Even before he was born, he lost his mother when he was six years old.
So the orphans of today, they needn't lose hope. Because Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the most beloved of creation, and to us, the most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. himself was an orphan. He lost his father, even before he opened his eyes.
He lost his mother, at the age of six at the tender age of six.
being the most beloved unto Allah subhanho Medina, if you are an orphan,
you are similar to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So in a way, you need to consider yourself lucky.
Allah subhanho wa Taala puts people through certain trials, certain tests because Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that individual.
Because Allah azza wa jal labs, suddenly you wake up one morning and you're afflicted with a sickness, sickness that you never expected. You're shocked. You can't believe it.
Or suddenly you're diagnosed with the sickness, but then don't lose hope. Don't worry. It's a sign that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you. And that is why he's putting you through that particular trial or test to polish you to the better to forgive you of your sins, and to raise your ranks in general. In Sharla.
A supervisor a lot SLM lost his mother at the age of six. And then he went on under the patronage the care of his grandfather Abdulmutallab and his grandfather left along. No, he loses his grandfather at the age of eight.
And from the age of eight, he goes under the patronage he goes under the care of his uncle, a Bhutanese or Bhutanese.
Now during the 11th year of his prophethood sir Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he loses this uncle now just think this uncle
this uncle proved something to us to all of us.
When you become parents, you will understand that it's extremely difficult for you to
favor, or perhaps
love someone else's child over your child?
If you are children, of course you are children to your parents. What do you think of yourself in the eyes of your parents that you are the most beloved your parents?
It'll be a little difficult for you to think of your father, loving the neighbor's child over you, right?
Or even your cousin brother. That's a better example. Can you imagine your father or your mother loving your cousin brother, your own cousin, whether you're your mom's sisters and your dad's brothers and sisters that over you? It's kind of impossible. And that's what we think. But Abu Talib proved us wrong. We think it's difficult to love someone else's child over our child but Abu Talib loved Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam more than his own children more than his own children. He gave preference to a supervisor a lot a lot more than his own children, his nephew,
the two children I mean, but he loved the supervisor lies a lot more than his own children.
And for a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam Abu Talib, his uncle was like his mother and father because he lost his father. There was no fatherly figure in the life of Rasulullah sallallahu. Before he was born, he lost his father, his mother at the age of six. So this fatherly figure and this motherly figure, the father role and the mother role was played by Abu Khalid throughout
and also realized her love while he was alive, loses him.
Abu Talib was at the throes of death, the sort of lights and a lot of rushes and enters the room. He rushes to his uncle. And he says, Oh, my uncle, please,
after the Shahada, after the caliber
of Buddha Hall and the other pagans were around a booth
and they were shouting and screaming at the top of their voice trying to drown out what Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam was saying
Abu Jahan kept shouting and screaming and Abu Salim
and that's what I said a lot is love kept whispering Oh, my uncle. You don't have to tell it in front of them just whispered in my ears. If I hear it, it's enough. I will be a witness on the day of the AMA for you. I will intercede for you just say the kalama for me to hear it.
Because if you do so, you embrace Islam into the throes of death. You haven't still got disaccharide at the brink of it. Just utter the kalama now out of the Kadima
he tried so hard.
before he breathed his last, his uncle said, Oh, my dear nephew, or my beloved nephew, you know that that is something that I can't do for you. But he did everything else for us or vice versa. He looked after him, was like his father. He was like his mother, he he thought of him more than his own children. But this was the only thing that he found difficult to do for a supervisor Allahu alayhi Salat and he passed.
That literally crushed for sort of why he said Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he was filled with anguish. He was filled with grief and sorrow. And he walked out of the room dejected for sort of lies.
The minute he stepped out of the room, Allah azza wa jal reveals an ayah Allah subhanho wa Taala immediately reveals an ayah vamos Surat mistakenly some sort of process.
in Kerala, the man baboons in La Jolla, the Hema he
in the kehlata howdy man.
O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indeed it is not you who can guide whom you will or whom you love. When I came to La Jolla, de Masha, but it indeed is Allah subhanho wa Taala, who guides whom He wills for who RLM will be limited in and he is most knowing he's well aware of the rightly guided
This is part of our culture. We believe in this.
The individual whom Allah subhanho wa Taala guides, none can lead him astray even if the whole planet gets together.
The seven or billion human beings if they were to get together
Try to misguide this one individual whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided they will never succeed.
They will never succeed, they will never be able to lead him astray, they will never be able to misguide him because Allah has decreed guidance for him. Allah has decreed he Daya for him. On the other hand, the unfortunate individual who Eliza Virgil decrees misguidance upon the one who has been led astray, even if the whole planet gets together, even if the seven or billion human beings get together and start giving him power and start showing him the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just imagine this example, the whole planet.
Today how many Muslims 1.8 billion Muslims in the world This meant everybody would embrace Islam and if everybody were to go to him and try to guide him.
If Allah has decreed misguidance upon that individual that he is doomed is an unfortunate individual and none can guide him none can guide him other than a lost behind.
Look, a Batali, being the uncle of a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam was not decreed he died.
Some people may look at this ayah and say that in this ayah Allah subhanho dialyze rebuking the supervisor of Allah Salim, or that Allah subhana wa Taala is reprimanding Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam but no Eliza gel was not rebuking the supervisor malasana Eliza gel was not reprimanding or supervisor lies in instead, Allah was consoling a supervisor Laila center, Allah was comforting Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that Yara Sula, la Mohammed
don't feel dejected. It is not upon your shoulders, it is not your responsibility to guide people. Your message is to your your your responsibility is to convey the message guiding is our responsibility we will guide whom we will so don't feel dejected. Don't feel crushed.
Allah, Allah azza wa jal was consoling and comforting a supervisor Allahu alayhi wa sallam. This is what this ayah came down for, not to rebuke a supervisor, and not to reprimand the supervisor and a violation. So that was the most beloved of all creation unto Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is a moment where Allah subhana wa Taala would not rebuke. nihilism is such a sensitive moment.
So it's wrong for us to think that Allah subhanho wa Taala was rebuking the Israelites and I said no. Instead, Allah azza wa jal was consoling, the survivalist jasola Yeah, Mohammed, take this burden away. This is not a burden that you need to bear. This is our responsibility, we will guide whom we will. This is the explanation of the iron, mozzarella.
So mighty brothers in Islam, it was after
these two incidents that this year was known as arm will.
This year was known as the year of grief and sorrow, because also lies realized I went through these two huge tragedies in his life. And it was in this very year that Allah azza wa jal blessed Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and took him through the amazing journey of Israel and mirage.
The journey to Jerusalem
and from Jerusalem, the ascension to the heavens. And it was in this journey that Allah azza wa jal gifted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Salah
This is the background of Salah
is not something that was just boom.
Lay down upon this oma or rebuild upon this Omar now this is the background. So why did Allah subhana wa Allah bless this oma with Salah to console the sorbets, Allah Islam during this year, Elijah leisler men through a lot. So Allah azza wa jal took him on this amazing journey of Israel and Mirage, and Allah subhanho wa Taala Blessed are sort of lies that a lot while he was gifted those who live
what he doesn't realize a lot of Islam say about Salah How did he describes Allah so Allah is the coolness to my eyes.
So that is the coolness for my eyes. Now this is an expression widely used by Arabs
that I started off Alhamdulillah your beloved alameen wa sallahu wa sallam Allah Ashraf al anbiya evil mousseline Nabina Wahhabi Vina wa kurata are you Nina
May the choices
The blessings and salutations be upon a beloved prophet. Allah habibollah Allah Nabina Allah kurata union and upon the coolness of our eyes, Mohammed bin Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the coolness of our eyes. So this is a figurative
expression of speech used widely by the Arabs, because I want you to internalize this example. So you are in the middle of the desert. So you are in the middle of a desert. It's hot, you don't have a drop of water with you. Your throat is parched. It's midday noon, the sun is just above you. It's so hot, not a soul to be seen inside. Not a single animal. You're in the middle of a desert. Hot, sad. No proper clothing to protect you from the heat. You don't have moisturizer cream, you don't have eyes in drops, your eyes are itching, hot and burning, your skin is cracking. It's so hot. And then to top it all
a sandstorm blows now. And you don't have sufficient clothing or gear to protect you from the hot grains of sand
that are penetrating onto your face. Okay, just imagine just picture yourself, put yourself
in the shoes of the man who is in the desert now. All right. And then suddenly, in the middle of this heat, in the middle of this Sandstorm you stumble upon an oasis or small pond of water, or say a cool spring of water all of a sudden, or just say even a cool bottle of water suddenly falls from somewhere. Just imagine how happy you would be to Gulp that water down and to splash that water on your face and on your body. Just imagine how cool the water would be. That is this figurative expression of speech, the coolness of our eyes. Why? Because the Arabs were from deserts. And this was something they experienced. Often when they used to cross deserts. The heat the sandstorms, why
do you think they used to wear turbans and had the tails over their necks and also wrap it around their faces the tail they use the tail of the turban and wrap it around their
faces as well as the headgear you see Arabs wearing the scarves they used to use it to protect themselves from the heat number one because normally you suffer strokes when you when the when the sun starts bearing down on your neck on your down on your neck. So they always made sure to cover that. And as they used to use the ends of the scarves that they wear to wrap around their faces when they're traveling on cameras where they had to cross desert sandstorms now Mashallah you cross in gmcs and land cruises in Arab lands in those days cameras the ship of the desert, these use cameras.
So, this is how this figurative expression of speech came about. So look how valuable
wood you can see there those drops of water that you get at that moment. That is what
or that is how they thought of Sala
not a ritual. Not a morning yoga ritual. Not something not a burden that they had to get over with. Now. They thought of it they yearn for it. They should wait for me on the other hand, oh, boy, I need to finish it and get over with it quickly. Oh, I'm relieved. Now I'm done with lower for the ones who pray that is
I'm done with the heart. I'm done with acid I'm done with mothering. But they used to wait Oh, when is it going to be though when is it going to be answered? When is it going to be Maverick they wait for their Salah
we on the other hand, completely opposite. We're trying to get over with and move move move.
If we can finish our Salah in like one minute so be Let's finish it quickly, quickly. And we want to get back to our work. They on the other hand, they used to wait for that break where they get away from their work and indulgence Allah Salah used to be the coolness of their eyes. And this is how Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam describes Allah
so now I know the question arises, okay, fine, it's all nice to hear about this. The Why don't we think of Salah as the coolness of our eyes. And why are we thinking of Salah like a ritual.
The reason is because we have still not experienced
we are still not experienced Allah, nor have we experienced who shoo in Salah. The best translation for horseshoe
would be quality. We have still not experienced quality now some
backup quantity we offer
For the past 10 years I've been offering solar for the past 11 years I've been offering solar for the past 20 years I've been offering solar for the past 25 years I've been offering solar the quantity but quality is lacking. We don't have the element of horseshoe we haven't yet experienced solar because if we
experience Salah, Salah will just take us to two new dimensions will just
will be blown away if we really experienced Allah
if we really experienced for sure. So how are we to do that? Number one, we need to consider Salah as an important part of our day to day lives. Not a ritual not something that needs to be
done and gotten over with. We do consider Salah as an important part of our day to day lives important part as you know beavers day revolves around Sora
What time should I meet you shy? I'll meet you say after after after the after after Maverick. What time should I meet you? What time should we go out? Are they revolves around prayers
a day revolves around press five daily prayers, coolness of our eyes. So we need to consider us all as an important part an important block of our day to day lives where you know that okay it's getting close to midday noon. okay though what is coming up I to free myself wherever I am. Maybe in the middle of extremely important board meeting I may be wherever
I need to prepare myself, refresh myself, head over to the masjid early. Listen to the Amazon make money sooner prayers that offer my alojarse Allah and then afterwards offer my sooner prayers and hamdulillah rejuvenated and refreshed and ready to face the world now.
This is the outlook This is the mentality we must have towards Allah.
This is the perspective we had need to have towards Allah.
Not as a bird may be rushed to the masjid at the last minute and the Imam is in the last Raka will run to the prayer once leave up once leave down one trouser leg up man falling down and then quickly we peck on the ground like a hen the wisdom is around the rush back out
this is not how you can experience or This isn't how you experience horseshoe inshallah we will make it a crucial part of our day to day lives.
And how long do we spend
15 minutes 20 minutes Okay, give or take half an hour out of the so
it's just about to two and a half hours for all of your five daily prayers out of what are we are 24 hours we need to make it a crucial part number one number two study about Salah now this is something you guys have done a
study about Salah we have covered the chapter of salah and it's the same thing I told the brothers who signed up for prayer according to the Sona study about something
because if you are not studied about Salah if you do not know Salah in and out you're not going to experience for now
and you need to study about Salah not only in regard to its fifth he rulings but also in regard to its spiritual sense. Now that's not something that we covered in this course or I may have in certain areas, but we will try to do a course inshallah just focusing on the spiritual aspects of Salah. Such as this part is completely different. The one I'm sharing with you on this background of Salalah is something we didn't touch but now for us to know the background of Salah helps us when we are in sorrow, okay, this is actually a gift from Allah subhana wa not just a ritual. Okay, this is the background and this is what was utilized a lot of thought about the coolness of his eyes. The
minute we have these things in the mail, we internalize all these things. It helps us to improve the quality of our Salah. So we really need to touch on the spiritual aspects of Salah as well.
Say for example,
what do you say when you start off? You're salla
Allahu Akbar, what do you say? Allahu Akbar.
This is just one tiny spiritual aspect
that we are we how do we offer Allah, Allah?
This has become a ritual where we just utter the
statements that are supposed to be pronounced.
But in reality, we need to ponder and reflect on the meanings. Allahu Akbar. Two words. A law is October. October comes from cabbie in the Arabic language. Kabir means big.
Kabir means big
Great. Akbar is in its superlative form.
The biggest, the greatest.
There's nothing greater than a cover.
There's nothing bigger than a cover.
So when we bring it in a sentence, Allahu Akbar, it kind of gives a competitive meaning.
It's actually translated Allah is the Greatest but then again, you can also translate it as Allah is greater than
Zaid Akbar Mini. Zaid is older than me, or Zed is bigger than me, maybe in flesh, however you want to put it. Zed is elder than me.
They act very mean ni, so Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than
sentence is incomplete, right? You need to fill in the blanks.
When you tell you that could be perhaps you're having problems.
Perhaps something is distressing, you, perhaps you've got your examinations coming up. Perhaps you're waiting for
results from the job interview that you went for. Perhaps you're going through some tragic
patch of trouble in your life. The minute you enter the masjid, this is how we say the minute you enter the dose of Sakina. Leave all your problems and your walls and your troubles outside the door and come in if you want to grasp and comprehend what is being shared. If you come in with all these problems, with your mobile, not on silent, you're going to get notification after notification. The girl is going to text you so as alternate text you you're not going to be able to concentrate on what's what's being shared. Nearly all all of the outside the door. Likewise, when you enter the masjid, leave all of that outside the masjid and the minute you tie your tech BTC. Look, it's as if
you're pushing all of that back.
Allahu Akbar. Allah is greater than all of that.
All of those problems, all of those wounds,
all of the lies the greatest our problems, our misfortunes our calamities are nothing in comparison. Allah is high above and Allah is so powerful, a lot can make all of the just vanish. Allahu Akbar.
Allah is greater than
this just one tiny spiritual aspect. Another one, when you fall down in sajida, what do you say? So the HANA Rob bl Allah.
Glory be to my Lord. Allah is once again in its superlative form, the highest, the most exalted,
saying that Allah is the most highest, and where are you
in such a way that you have taken the highest point of your body, a lady down on the ground.
And you are saying Subhana Allah Glory be to Allah the Most High the most exalted. So just imagine the link that you're establishing with Allah Subhana Allah that you are in sajida You are the lowest point and you are saying so the HANA Delilah but how do we do the Attica?
we don't even give it a minute to internalize
or to just digest. Okay, so the hardener of Ilana, what am I saying? What does this mean?
See the minute you take all of this into context, can you feel it moving to a completely new dimension? you're experiencing Sala This is how you experience Allah.
There's no other way.
How many times do we read certain Fatiha for a single day?
Every single unit every single Raka you read certain fatty
like parrots on a daily basis. We are reading through the fattier. But that's what I said like parents. We have not internalized the meanings. We're not reflected. We're not pondering upon the meanings. We're just reading the handler Blohm armanino bawley.
in today's time and era, you have no excuse.
You have no excuse whatsoever.
A Las Vegas subhanho wa Taala has facilitated things so much for us. That we will have no excuse of that. If
you can't say
Yeah a lot there were no halaqaat of stuff see, even our living in Medina, we are living in Sri Lanka. Buddhist country. No Halifax if I am to go and study from, even if it's difficult for you to come over here, all you have to do is open up your laptop and just google the firozabad. Yeah, boom. Pick your favorite speaker.
You've got so many. That's the videos. I'm just saying.
Modern day mobile phones jogger apps, download the Quran app, it doesn't just come with the Arabic text alone. It comes with a translation It comes with the Tafseer of so many times it doesn't even occur to disturb said that I've seen so many times.
When we get a new mobile phone, what do we do?
Go to the App Store. Most feature apps, Facebook, Whatsapp, Skype, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube. These are the apps right? We download everything download, download or download.
Do we ever give priority to the for an app, or the Huggies app?
Or perhaps an adguard app?
we don't even think of going to that sector.
So can we on the day of the AMA say to ally ally couldn't really you know, find out the meaning of circle fathia there was no proper shares in our country who taught us all you have to do is open up the app open up the theme of the Koran and read is just seven IR
Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. What does that mean? hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. What does that mean? Ar Rahman AR Rahim? What does that mean? Malik Yomi de until Walla Walla? What does it mean? First, internalize that and you start playing with it. start reflecting and pondering on the meanings once you're properly done with the meanings. Move on to Tafseer. Listen to a few scholars talking about the each scholar will give you a completely different set of filters, just as how we have various types of Tafseer. But at the end of the day, all all the scholars wherever they are, they refer back to some classical text. But there are many of us here.
There are many of us.
They're not going to be like okay, we are quoting or paraphrasing from this particular book. But still, it's from some book at the end of the day.
It's up to you to pick your favorite speaker.
You can listen to the Tafseer or perhaps just to listen to one speaker listen to like 345 speakers and grasp different perspectives of the Tafseer of Surah Fatiha. And then why is your insula reflect on the tafsir al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen All Praise be to the Lord of the words. Now what are we meaning when we say that?
What's the meaning of Hamed? What's the meaning of sugar gratitude? Why are we praising Allah? Why are we thanking Allah? Why not bill? I mean, what's Allah mean? What are the words we're talking about? Are we talking about the planets? Are we talking about what are we talking about here? Are we talking about the animal kingdom? Are we talking about the human
realm? Are we talking about the jinn realm? angels? What are we talking about when we say Allah me, Lord of the worlds? Are we talking about Lord of the planets?
What are we talking about? What's the meaning of Rob? Why say Lord? Well, what comes out of that term, Rob? Isn't he like our nareesha? Isn't is our sustainability our provider isn't the Pura created all comes under that term Rob? Maliki Yomi. Dean was a rough man and Rahim there's a difference between the two. There are two aspects of mercy philosophy However, there are there are differences between the two. Malik You mean that King of the day of a deal the day of judgment?
Yeah, can I Buddha? Yeah, can Stein and every single prayer we pray is Dino sirata mustafi. In a Serato. Mr. Team guide is on the straight path guide is on the straight path. It comes back to what I just said a few minutes ago, the one who lost behind him with Allah guides, none can lead astray. So we need to keep praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala. He has been a Serato Mr. Field in a Serato Mr. field.
Islam is reported to have said in the mail ama will have a theme that your actions are based by the actions that you do towards the latter stages of your life. In another narration or supervisor Allah Islam explains.
The narration goes along the lines of these words, there'll be an individual who will do so much of good deeds so much of good deeds, and he'll become so close to gender like this so close to gender.
And then he'll do something
that the people the denizens of the of Johanna would do the people or the fire of Johanna would do and then
Because of that, he'd be thrown into Johanna.
be thrown into the fire of hell. And Allah subhanaw taala save us on another individual who will sin, sin, sin sin, and he gets so close to Johanna, so close to Johanna. And then at that last moment, we'll do something to become worthy of the dwellers of gender and in flight to gender. Amazing.
So at times, we don't know how our last stages will be.
We need to keep on rectifying our intentions we need to keep on praying to Allah is Dino serata Mr. thiem Yama, caliber kulu kulu banheira de Nick Yama Polamalu submit kulu ban Allah de o Turner the hearts
keep our hearts steadfast on your deen
in nikolova very Adam Ben asobi igraph man the hearts of the children of Adam are between the fingers of a rough man between the fingers of a rough man and when I say fingers don't think of these two fingers LASIK I mean cliche. Allah has fingers but we don't know how the fingers of Allah subhana wa Taala up. We cannot assimilate we cannot attribute a shape unto Allah subhanho wa Taala but nevertheless coming to the point in Nakuru Viviani Adam by now Swabia rough man the hearts of the children of Adam are between the fingers of a rough man he switches dementors and as He wills Why, why our hearts known as kulu called comes from changing because our hearts always keep
altering. Today you like this tomorrow you like that? That's how human beings have been created. You buy a brand new car for five years I'm sick of it.
You buy a brand new phone after about one year you're sick of it, some people even want to make
you sick of it.
This is how we are being created.
So Yama, kalibo looks a bit khudobin Allah de la la keep our hearts steadfast on your DD Allah keep our hearts steadfast on God. We keep praying to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So the day of karma, you will have no excuse.
Because things have been made so easy to grasp knowledge.
I was even telling the brothers yesterday. Even if you run away you're coming out of the masjid after Juma a CD is handed to you less than to it.
You take the seat, it's a free copy, you take the CD, you can just chuck it in your car.
You don't even want to take the initiative of just removing it and putting it into your player attempts chucking the music that's in it and putting in a lecture or putting in the recitation of the Quran.
You don't have to buy it at times given free listen to it a collection of talks, perhaps a collection of this a collection of that
way you never know you might be listening to this one talk and that might inspire you. That might change you.
We're iPods we got playlists full of
But we haven't got what we need to be listening to.
So hamdulillah we have studied about Sala so now it's all about putting it into practice.
I say this at the beginning of every course. You investing your time.
You're coming here to study something, make it worthwhile by implementing knowledge, mandates action, you have to put it into practice. There's no point in storing all of the knowledge. We're not come here to become donkeys that carry books.
So if you load a donkey with books,
yeah, perhaps who cross the river or something like that. Say you load a donkey with encyclopedias. And I don't know maybe even had these books Tafseer books? Will that make that donkey a big chef after he crosses the river?
Will you call a chef donkey Please come in.
Give us the books.
That's the power of
if you if we if we acquire knowledge to knowledge and if you don't act upon it.
If you don't act upon it, there's no point
knowledge mandates action, whatever you study the Sahaba
they didn't take pride. You know what I began half ago for three months hospital cry and two months. I became a half three we take pride in that. Oh if we can have this in three months. Wow. The Sahaba they used to just memorize five ayah and then wait, why? They used to study about the five I internalize the five I reflect on the five iron steady the defeat of the five iron and primarily act upon the five iron before they moved on to the next set of iron. This is how the Sahaba were
That's why they became living examples of the Quran living examples of the format. We on the other hand today Mashallah I'm not finding fault with it. Every area, every place has so many for fodder for
so many forefather for that. It's a blessing indeed. Those days we used to get down for father Koran, to conduct Serato taraweeh. Today in every area, we have so many forefather Koran.
But is it being put into practice? That's the question.
At times, it's sad to see her father, memorize the Quran, having the Quran in their hearts, indulging in certain things that do not benefit them.
Can there be pure milk in a jug with water with muddy water? Does it make sense to milk? Will you drink it? pure milk, even if even even if a tiny drop of grease or a tiny drop of mud were to fall into that pure milk? It would discolor the milk
it would contaminate the milk and you're not gonna take a sip from it. Because why Merck is pure white, pure white.
That is a parable the Koran that we have with us
It doesn't necessarily mean that you know I need to have all 114 sutras in my heart No you you I have with the Quran in in some way. Haven't we all memorized so called Fatiha?
Haven't we all we also contributing towards protecting Surah Fatiha
I would say on from the 1.8 billion Muslims around the world. I'm sure 99% of them have memorized total Faria
This is the amazing part of our Deen you look at the Christians look at the Jews. They don't memorize their books. You have one or two of them and they are outstanding.
Or you know, like the Bible by heart. Wow. That's like something amazing when you take that in comparison to the Muslims, with that so many people have memorized. But even if they're not fully forefather, and they memorize certain parts of the Quran, Surah Fatiha maybe the last 10 sutras of
Jews ama or perhaps certain selected students what is seen through the Hansard Rockman Slovakia, or at least maybe while he was studying he memorized how many for for Jews five to 678 910 somewhere you're there almost. This is a matter of time before you memorize all 30 exam
all 30 chapters
we are contributing towards protecting the word of Allah subhana wa Tada.
And if you all know how you memorize physical facts, you have what you sat in one corner and started breaking your head to memorize it on a daily basis because you decided now it's memorized. The same applies to all of the surahs on a daily basis. If you recite Sutras, gradually you will commit them to your memory.
My own father and also many sources of the Koran.
But unlike me he did not go to a madrasa or a
Jamia or something and sit down and memorize the Suraj know how did you memorize them? Every day on a daily basis he recites these neurons and now it has become like second nature while he's driving while he's walking. He resized them out of memory flawless.
attempts, I think that
he is more stronger in those neurons than even me.
I do recite them but maybe not on a daily basis. Even though I have committed them to memory.
He never sat down and humbler bla bla bla bla bla mama Hey Mama. Hey Mama Rahim. hamdulillah blah demeanor of man Rahim.
hamdulillah blah Amina Rama under the hospital.
He became a house at a very young age.
He had to keep repeating the I had come back back forth back forth. You got your new lesson, your old lesson your
And then yeah, after a given period of time you become a half year old.
But on the other hand, if you decided on a daily basis, automatically gets committed to memory and that sticks longer.
That sticks longer because you've been reading it on a daily basis and you are going to read it on a daily basis.
say if you have the habit of listening to a particular surah while going to school, all of us today we have maybe you don't have cars, but you may have mobile phones. Here got a pair of earphones
You do plug it into your ears and you do listen to other stuff. So why not listen to the Koran? If you make it a habit to maybe first pick a favorite recite of the Koran, whoever it may be
now you have Mashallah
young Quran the Quran
salmaan altay biasa Doceri new names,
but nice recitations.
That's all available. Just go to for our mp3 or for our audio, whatever the site, we've got a whole list of porada experiment with a few. Pick the decider that you like, maybe you like it's slow. Maybe you like it fast.
Maybe you like it this way, that way. And the download? Yes, they're all available in torrent files. I know we're all very familiar with torrent files actually be a movie it also has to be a TV series. But no, you do have all pirated software
you need to have you need to know that even for art is available in torrent files, not because it's pirated, because it's easier to download. You put the torrent file to download and every 114 surah downloaded Mashallah. One gb.
mp3 format, high quality 320
bitrate. kbps, perhaps, okay vs. Whatever.
Just copy that onto your iPod or to your Samsung device and listen.
Subscribe to YouTube channels where they give you videos on a daily basis. And listen,
it'll help you
because our humans, our other layer, our human levels fluctuate
up and down. So at times, we need that boost. We need that spiritual boost attends we feel empty at times, you know, at times, we're like really high,
And there are times that we are down in the dumps
of illiquid promises. I don't feel like going to class. I don't feel like seeking knowledge. I don't feel like going to the talk. I don't feel I go to the lecture. I don't feel like you know, doing armel I don't feel like doing this because I'm spiritually down. So you said that time that you need that boost. So listen to the Koran, listen to talks, go sit with the scholars.
Even if you find it difficult, just come sit, something may just inspire you something may just boost that levels boom, back up, and then you're back on track or hamdulillah.
So inshallah, having said that, we conclude, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins accept our good deeds just as how he united is here this gloomy Saturday morning. May He unite us in the gardens of janetta beloved master Mohammed Salah Salem, I'm in La Jolla and hungry later