The Prophets Prayer #04 – Timings of ALL Prayers
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Your bill alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he sallallahu arley. While early he was happy he he married a man buried sirmaur alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato.
So in sha Allah tala, our topic for this evening is the timings of prayer. Allah azza wa jal tells us in the Quran in Surah Nisa, verse number 103. Ignace salata, kanatal meanie Nikita makuta, that verily la sala word, all the prayers have been given to you and have been made obligatory upon you. At appointed times. Allah says mo huta. Mo Kota means that these appointed times can never change. So nobody is allowed to change any of the times of Salah, nobody's allowed to pray the salt up before its time or change it to a or at a later time.
There are various ahaadeeth when it comes to the timings of the prayer. And there are literally maybe half a dozen of them, we'll go through a couple of them insha Allah.
One of the most important Hadith that narrates this to us that is found in Sahih Muslim is narrated on the authority of the Sahaba, Abu Musa, or the Aloha line that his father mentions that a person came to the Prophet salaallah harlie, he was sending them, asking him about the times of prayer. So this man comes up to the prophets on the low Hollywood someone asked him about what are the timings of prayer. So the prophets, they said him doesn't reply to him, doesn't say anything to him. And the wisdom behind this is that he wants the man to actually witness and see and experience what the timings of prayers are, he doesn't just simply want to just explain it to him. And that's what he
really wants to make to be okay, you know, he wants him to shoot to see a practical example of how this is done. So the prophets, I seldom invited him to come and see how the prayers are performed and the timings of them. And then the province I sent him started off with the fudgier prayer. And it mentions here that he prayed the federal prayer when it was daybreak, that people could hardly recognize one another. So the fetcher Salatu, the prophets, I send them prayed here at this particular point, he prayed it and he finished it. And when he finished the prayer, the people that were there, they could hardly recognize one another. What that means is that this is how dark if
you'd like the sky, or the horizon was, so the sun wasn't even beginning to come out, it wasn't even beginning to set above the horizon area, then the Lord prayer was pronounced when the sun had passed the horizon or the meridian. So basically, the sun reached its brightest point during the day.
He then ordered for the US of prayer to be pronounced. And when the US of prayer happen, the sun was high, meaning high in temperature, meaning the hottest time of the day, he then ordered for the model of prayer to take place, and the model of prayer happen and was pronounced when the sun would set. And then he ordered that there Isha prayer be performed. And this happened when the Twilight had disappeared in the sky. In other words,
there was no indication of any brightness or any sunlight in the sky, the sky was completely dark, and completely black.
This happened now in the first day, the second day, so one day he goes through all the Salawat that these timings, then the following day, the prophecy is setting them delays the federal following day, he delays the Fed. So much so that after the prayer, a person would say that the sun had risen, or it was about to rise. So in other words, all of these habits they prayed together. When they finished on the second day, they prayed for God, they looked at one another, and they said, the sun is about to come up right now. In other words, they could see that brink of shining this in the horizon that the sun was about to rise.
Then the time came, and the water time was delayed, until it was almost time for the onset of prayer. And we'll talk about this shortly of the the key elements to look for.
Then the onset of time was prayed.
And it's remained the same as the day before the onset of time remained the same as the day prior to that.
However, there was one slight element that was definitely different. There was sort of a reddish color that was appearing within the horizon the second day that they prayed the episode. So even though it was similar to the day before, there was still a lightness to it, it was delayed at some point.
Then it came to the muffled. And he delayed the muffled a prayer until the Twilight was about to disappear. Remember that the first one here it mentions that it was
it was just it had completely disappeared. But this one, it was still at the beginning stages. And then when it came to their Isha prayer, he deleted until the one third of the night in other words in that middle part during the night, and then he called this man and he told the man that walk to Sala bainer has been that the timings for prayer is between these two. What is all of this mean? This is what we're looking at shortly in sha Allah, another Hadees that is narrated in the sunon of a tutor movie on authentic hadith is the hadith of Ebner Ibis or the Alomar in Houma.
He mentioned that the prophets I said them used to tell them that gibreel led in prayer in front of the caravan twice. So the Jeopardy rally is Sam was the Imam and he led the prophets, I send them in prayer twice in front of the caravan, he started off with soda to vote. And on the first thing, the price a lot of the huddle just after the noon hour, just after the noon hour. So it's very similar to the other one where basically the sun reached its brightest point during the day.
Now look what happens next. And also when the shadow was equal to its object. So you have an object, the shadow of that object is the equal length of that object. So this is what he preyed on. So then when it came to Muslim, it was after sunset when the fasting person breaks this fast, which is what we're normally accustomed to. Then it came to their Asia and it was prayed when the Twilight disappeared and fetcher at the break of dawn when food was prohibited for the fasting person. So so far in this narration, the timings are very similar to what we're used to. Okay. So even when the fasting person finishes their soul in the morning, the clouds in the sky outside is still completely
dark, there's still a complete darkness to it. The second day, now, this narration, Djibouti and Ali Salaam came back, and you let the prophecy sell them in prayer. Now look what happens here.
He starts off again with a lot of prayer. And he prayed a lot of prayer. And on the second day, the shadow was almost equal to the object. So clearly, what happened here now is little got delayed just a bit more to the point where before it was the ending period of vote. Now it ended up being the beginning time of voter where it was equal to the object's length. Then when it came to the offset, on the second day, the shadow of an object was twice its size. So remember, the first one was just one size bigger, now it became twice the size.
Now just keep in mind that this part of the Hadeeth because this is where Imam Abu hanifa or a Hema holla This is where his evidence comes from.
When it came to the Muslim, the Muslim was prayed at the same time as the previous day sunset. And then a shell was prayed after one third of the night had passed, and fudger was prayed when the earth began brightening, and gibreel says to the prophets, I send them this is the time for the solder. I mean, in other words, prayer is between these two timings these two periods that I've shown you within two days. A third narration, which is a much shorter narration, but it's just has some benefit behind it is a narration of Abu hurayrah. Out of the long run, how Ethan Bahati, probably prophets, I send the mentions, he who prays a rocker of federal
before the sun rises, has caught the federal time or the dawn prayer in its correct time. And he who prays one little rocker of our sir, before the sun sets, then he has caught the onset of prayer. Now things get interesting. Why because of this one Hadeeth. Listen to the Hadeeth. Again,
if you catch a federal prayer, before the sun rises, then you've caught Vegeta. And if you pray or also to prayer before the sun sets, then you've caught your Ahsoka, the question here now the scholar
They ask is, what did the prophets I send them mean when he said you caught the prayer? Meaning Did you catch the prayer and you get all the reward? Or you cut the prayer within its time limit? And where does that leave you in terms of the or do you get a portion of the reward? Do you get the complete reward? Is it a portion of the reward for just doing the act of worship? Or is it complete reward with the act of worship, and it being on time? This is where scholars have gotten a very complicated understanding with this particular issue. Moving forward, let's take a look at the federal scholar. I'm just a bit closer.
When it comes to the federal prayer, as you all know, there is this controversy. And I mean, I guess maybe the controversy is not really the right word. But just a bit of a confusion amongst a lot of the Muslims of exactly when this true fetcher is all about. Now, the first hint, when it comes to the fetcher solemn the first hint, if you'd like is that there is a vertical Ray or a glow of light in the horizon. This is the first hint that you see
that you start to see sort of a flat vertical light, just something beaming within the horizon. This is what the trilemma call a federal rule. As a federal rule, Caleb, this is the false federal, this is the false federal, however,
this glow will begin to spread. So literally, when you're standing in the morning, and you look out into the horizon where the sun is rising.
How do you know or you can tell the difference between that false fetcher to what's gonna happen next is literally when you look, it's just the slightest the slightest bringer of light that's coming out on the horizon. This is not the true fetcher that we're talking about the true ledger, it continues
that you will see a horizontal string in the horizon. So you'll see this horizontal string in the horizon. In other words, it's going to be clear, it's going to be distinct, that the color of the sky has now changed its color. It's no longer complete blackness anymore. This is when you know you've reached the correct federal or the true federal or the true dawn. It also looks like as according to him nourished in his book of the day a total Motorhead that he mentioned that there also is a narrow splinter until it becomes horizontal. The point is, is that there is a clear evidence, there's a clear evidence within the horizon, that this is a change within the color of the
sky. This is when the true fetcher starts. Now, here's the question. When do you pray your Salah? Do you start off the Salah when you see that brink of light? Or do you wait until you see that sphere of light in the horizon? This is where the confusion happens. And it all goes back to the verse in Surah Al Baqarah that majority of argumentative discuss this particular area
had yottabyte Yana Allah como hiatal abbiamo Mina Hyattsville, s word hiatal abiotic, and height will sweat mineral fragile. So there's a couple of things the string height on the string that is white, as opposed to the black string in the horizon during fetcher. What exactly is this? This is where some scholars they defer majority of the meta he perceived that the true dawn or the true fetcher is the ladder that we mentioned, where you see that bringer of light and it makes a clear indication in the sky, that it's no longer dark. The color has changed. You see that brightness that's starting to rise. This is when you know Salatin fetcher has now begun. This is why when you
go back to that narration of Abu Musa and Abner Arbus, it mentions there that the on the second day of the prophecies send them he praised the ledger, but the companions they could look at each other and they could recognize one another. And they would say to each other The sun is about to come up at any moment now at any moment The sun is going to be clear and visible to them. Now this is where the issue is. Also there's a third evidence for this and it goes back to the same narration with Jupiter in it he said um, because a lot of people they'll ask well how do we know all of this info How do we know all of this? When the problem when Jupiter Allah He sent him came to the prophecy
seven during the early stages of his property.
hood, he led Him in prayer in Mecca in front of the camera, as we mentioned, and he went through all the prayers. Then on the second day, he comes back. The point here or the key to note with all of this is Djibouti and Allah, his sallam. He delayed the fetcher on the second day. And that's what he left with his oma. And he says that the Sala is between these two days or these two timings. So what that scholars do at this point, there's a couple of things. they've they've basically come up with a general consensus or each map of how the federal should be prayed and looked at. When it comes to the federal the time of this starts with the second federal or the true dawn, and lasts until the
actual sunrise begins until the actual sunrise begins. And this is an each Mayor on this particular issue. So the issue is not when fetcher ends, it's really when fetcher begins, I have an article about this that I put together, which is about for about five pages almost, that I have on my Facebook. So if you want to look at it just to in a brief bit more detail of just some of the degrees of the sun and how it rises in the morning, and how that affects during our timings and calculating when our fast begins and ends and so on, you can refer to that arc article as well. The reason why this is so important brothers and sisters is for a number of different reasons. Number
one, if you ever find that you'll start solid solfeggio or any prayer, you'll start your prayer at, let's say 530. But another message will start at 535 then a third message will start at 525. Then a fourth mess dude will delay until 545. And you have all of this gap of few minutes 10 to 15 minutes, then the people will ask, Well, where do I pray? Which Salah is correct, or they get the Zen clocks in their home? And they're like, Look, I haven't heard the event go off so we can pray. So all of these issues here, what do we say about them? brothers and sisters? Remember,
there isn't an exact precise time of Sala no prayer has an exact precise time. But all the prayers have a proximity. There's an approximate area where it's the safe zone. It's the safe zone that if you calculate and you're off by two, three minutes, four or five minutes within that vicinity insha Allah we're still in the safe ground. We can still catch that solder on time. Let's take a look at this a little closer when we come to salata Larson so we got into salata voter, voter time, Bill each matter now How did they come up with this? The voter time starts upon the moving of the sun. This is what we call the zenith of the Sun so that when it reaches that middle part of the horizon
at its brightest moment, what does that mean? It means that you literally can't look at the sun, it's too bright, it's literally right in front of your face. So it happens there where the sun rises until the length of a shadow of an object is similar to its height, according to the majority of argument. So you take like a kind of pop, or like a coke or a Pepsi Can I just put it out there around 1230. And what should happen is you should see a similar length of shadow with that Pepsi can it should be somewhat similar in terms of its size. If it's a few inches off, it's not a big deal.
Then it continues that the vote of time continues while until the shadow is equal or two times the object according to Imam Abu hanifa. So Imam Abu hanifa says the longer time ends when the shadow of this Pepsi can basically it's double its length. It's double its length. Now the question here is why did he Ma'am, Abu hanifa say this, because you have the three mazahub. That said otherwise it's equal when it's equal to one length one shadow length, this is when the longer time begins and this is when it should, and it ends when the double length begins. But Imam Abu hanifa says it ends when the double length of the shadow also ends. Okay, we'll talk about when we get to the Oscars in just
a moment. But all of this goes back to this whole narration of Jupiter in it who sent him. Djibouti and Allah has sent him when he came and he did this. And he prayed with the prophets, I send them the second day, the shadow of the prophets I send them or objects for salata. Lhasa was double its length. This is what brings us now to that sort of discussion are certain because of this issue of one length of the shape of an object as opposed to a
Double shadow length, scholars have divided the author time into two categories. Number one, there is a time of permissibility. In Arabic We call this walk to the joas. This is a time of permissibility. In other words, it's permissible for you to pray. The time starts when the shadow of an object is similar to its to its height, until the sky turns orange or reddish. So this object here, the shadow, it's similar to its length until the sky becomes orange or reddish. This is the opinion of the majority of scholars Mmm, nomadic imama shafia. And mmm I met this is their three opinions. However,
as far as Abu hanifa, and a couple of his students as well, they mentioned that the Hanafi opinion is that the time starts when the shadow of an object is twice the height of the object until the sky turns reddish or, or purple ish. So everybody see what happened here. Imam Abu hanifa also time starts when that object has a double length shadow. All the rest of them are their head know when that object has a single length shadow. Why goes back to the same hadith of gibreel? The question is Why did Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah I choose this part of the Hadith and did not accept the rest. This is where scholars have a difference of opinion regarding some of their lemma. They said that
simply because God and Allah He said them, this is what was left. This is the last example that he left the province I send them with. So insha Allah, it becomes closer to the sun at this point. But because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in another Hadith, a Sala to either walk the hair, that prayer when it's done at on time, at the beginning of its time, when it happens at that point, this is the most beloved action to Allah. That's where the majority of scholars said, Okay, wait, we're not going to delay the prayer. Now on to its double shadow length. What we're going to do is we're going to make sure that every single prayer is at the beginning of its time, because now
we have this hadith. But Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah Allah based on his he had, he said, No, when it comes to the solid time, we follow the explicit example of the prophets of Allah while he was send them. The point here is, you see how strong both evidences are. Both of them have solid evidence and some kind of love. Both of them use the exact same headings to use as their evidence. So this is why it is very, very important to respect both the Abu hanifa also time as opposed to the majority are also time as well. However, here's where the problem is. The problem is like the brother, I told you, who won't go and pray in the harem in Mecca, because there isn't, they won't go and pray the
How to Mecca because it's not part of following the Hanafi time. So holla is $100,000 throw it out the window. Now here's a this raises another issue. This raises another issue of how you follow a method. Now inshallah perhaps, as we continue if the need arises, we will discuss this but just very briefly, let me touch on this issue. Because this is important. And it's a very confusing issue. Many people can't understand what exactly do you do with a meth head, I must have brothers and sisters is just literally defined as a thought, or a path or a way to do something. However, what makes a meth hub a mess hub is that all of these methods, all of these paths, all of these ways must
have the same goal. Imam, Abu hanifa, sheffey, Malik hanbali. All of these mazahub have one goal, and that is Koran and Sunnah. This is why scholars don't have an issue which must have you choose, because all of them have the same criteria is to reach one goal. So really, and truly choose whatever method you like. But at the same time you respect all of the other meta hips around you. It is fundamentally wrong. It is fundamentally wrong for Muslims to label themselves a hanafy label themselves a Maliki label themselves as part of a method it is fundamentally wrong as a student of knowledge, and especially as a Muslim to do this, because what that does is that causes you to
become focused and immersed and dedicated and at some point, even addicted to this to just that one method. This is why during the 1940s in Mecca in the house,
They used to have four different masalas in the caliber at the cabinet itself, they had the Hanafi masala, Maliki masala
chef fury, and the rest all of them there's four different spots where for Gemma or would happen at the exact same time, but eventually when a chef let him in a shell, PT or himolla came in and introduced that we should all follow one method all of this was destroyed. And this is why we only have one more Sunday now or one prayer area in Mecca. So the point is brothers and sisters, this is the first issue is to how to respect and how do you follow a method, you have the same goal at the end. The second point to keep in mind whenever you look at a method is to remember that each method and in that book, The Prophet sprayer, describe a shekel of Bernie, you mentioned he designated an
entire section of his book of why each mishap have claimed the statement, whatever is against poor and sooner don't follow it. But if you find a hadith or an area, that is contrary to what I'm saying, then follow that Hadith and or follow that idea don't follow what I am. Because why that's my goal at the end. What does that tell us? That tells us that clearly these four giants, these four men, all of them just had the same goal. And they just wanted to achieve the same thing. And if you have that in your intention that you just want to achieve following Allah and His Messenger, then if you happen to be in Mecca, and they don't observe the Hanafi time, it should be absolutely
irrelevant. Absolutely irrelevant. In other words, you respect it and inshallah you go with the the timing that is prayed in Mecca. Because you know what, this also raises a third issue. If you believe that the US or time should be at this particular time, what's going to happen? What are you saying about the hundreds of 1000s of people that are praying in the Ottoman Meccano, what are you saying about their prayer? Are you saying that all of their prayer is invalid? Are you saying that the web or the reward for them praying on time now is lost? So all of this raises a lot of complicated issues. So when you choose a method and inshallah I encourage somebody to study a meth
lab, I encourage a student of knowledge to choose a meth lab and study it, because this is the only way that you can excel. I personally have chosen just because it was easy access, I guess, is when I was in Medina, I chose to study the Shafi method. And simply because the sheffey method is one of the predominant method that is followed here in the West. And secondly, because I just had a teacher that was easily accessible to me, that could teach me all the fifth and the rulings of the share theory method. So that's what I studied. But unless I utter that no one will know why, because our share on all the show you and even when you look into these meta hab, they show the utmost amount of
respect and honor for the other opinions as well. So this is the time of permissibility, or the time of walk to joas. The time permissibility when it is to pray. So this is the Hanafi opinion. There's the second type. So remember, we said that there are two applicable times for us. So there's the time of permissibility. Then the second one is the time of necessity to pray. And this is the time when the the sky It starts to turn like a orange and reddish color. Here, it's necessary for you to pray. Because if you don't pray at this time, then you're going to lose the solid time itself. Why is this important? It's important when you're at work, you can pray Sala at the beginning of it's
time, then at least you know what gap that it's necessary for you to make sure that you break. A lot of people they ask this question, you know, brother Muslim, solid time is at 330. But I don't get a break until 350. I don't get a break until then literally 20 minutes later is when I get a break. That's when I can pray. So the question here is this person will ask will I get the reward of praying sought out on time? Or do I get
do Am I counted as the one who prays Sala late what is the answer now, we know that as long as they catch it within that timeframe of necessity according to the majority here, then they have caught the Sala on time. However it gets one step further than that. Now listen to this. There are four levels when it comes to the reward or sin in prayer times. There are four levels when it comes to how much you are rewarded for your prayer or how much you are sin for praying
late. So number one,
pray as soon as the time of prayer starts, this is the most rewarding time to pray. In other words, a solid to either walk to prayer at the beginning of that prayer time, this is where all the most of the reward is there. This is the highest category, this is the strongest level. Here's category number two, praying within the time of permissibility. In other words, it's permissible for you to pray 20 minutes after the SATA time as entered, and you do not get punished for this. However, do you get the complete reward? In terms of preying on time? The answer is no. So this person who prays 20 minutes after the celeb, because that's when they got their break time. What happens to this
person, they get rewarded for praying within the necessity time of prayer, which is technically on time, but they don't get the highest level of reward, which is to pray at the beginning of the prayer time. Here's the third level. The third level is praying in the time of necessity.
This here praying in the time of necessity, is sinful unless a person has a valid reason which of course is like work. So for example, suppose Asana or muffler of time, suppose mothership time starts at six o'clock. But you decide that for absolutely no reason, you're going to delayed 15 minutes later, or 20 minutes later, or you have solid to ensure that happens at eight o'clock. And for no reason you decided you want to pray at 10 o'clock. This here is where the third category falls in unless there's a valid reason a person is sinful for doing this and they get the result or they are counted as the one who prays late, however, is there Sala accepted, incomplete. Absolutely.
The fourth category is the most extreme. The fourth category mentions that not praying until the time of prayer finishes, and the next time of prayer starts. In other words, you miss the entire solid time. So you say to yourself, I can pray right now. I'll just pray it like when or when I hear that that frosting or something, then I'll pray the Lord really quickly. This year. Obviously you've missed the entire solid time. This of course here is not not only is it sinful, it is a major sin. According to some scholars. It brings you in the state of kofoed or disbelief. Chef imbecile Rahim Allah Shahada, Albania Rahim Allah says
that the person who intentionally delays prayer for no reason
is a Kaffir
is a dispute is counted as a disbeliever until they pray. Can you imagine if a person didn't wake up on time for soldato ledger? Or they woke up for ledger? And they looked at the time and they said, Pam Okay, it's time for fetcher. But this sleep is feeling so good. It's feeling so good right now Masha, Allah, that blanket is tucked in, in all the right spots, you know, so there's no way you can get out. So what does he do?
He closes his eyes, and he's fully aware of what he just did. And when he wakes up now, it's like two o'clock in the afternoon. miskeen. Right. What happens here? According to chef bin Bez chef, lol Bernie, many of the other scholars took this opinion and tell you this is a solid *tier opinion that these scholars have taken. They said that if this person died from Vegeta time until that particular time, there's a possibility they have died as a disbeliever. That's how strict some of these scholars were with this issue. That's why we have a whole chapter on the timings of Sala That is why when Abdullah rhodiola Horan came to the province I send them and said Yana sola, tell me
what's the best thing I could do for for Allah? What's the most beloved action? The first thing the prophets I send them tells him is an individual act of worship, act of worship that only is about you and nobody else is involved in it. And that is you pray, and you make sure that you pray it on time. Allah worked, he has Arabs understand it at the beginning of time. And this is why the majority opinion is when the prophesy sentiment says pray on time. It doesn't mean pray within the time of that prayer, but it means to pray within the beginning of that time. Mother Upsala, as we mentioned, is the time starts at sunset and goes on until the Twilight in the sky disappear
In other words, until the sky becomes dark or completely buck, majority of the early amount are of the opinion that the Twilight is the redness while the Hanafi state that it is the whiteness. So it's just a slight discoloration if you'd like.
When we look at this prayer timings for the mother of an important side point side mess Allah comes to comes to mind, and that is the sinner rokerites before the motherboard after the mother of
some messages you go to, they'll just give the event and immediately they'll do the karma for mclubbe sada. Why? Because they say there is no Sunnah prayer before the mothership. Right, I'm sure a lot of us we've seen is we've prayed in messages like this right. But then you'll go to other massages where after the muffler, then they'll some of them will pray to autocrats and then they will start the mothership. So the question is here, where's all of this coming from?
brothers and sisters in some of the older sunon books, as mentioned the prophets I send them occasionally did this where he breathed tools or carrots before the market of solder. The question is When did he do it? And how did he do this? A lot of people when they say that there is no prayer after sorry before the market of solder.
They use this Hadith of the Prophet sighs Solomon says that there is love Salatin Baradar Sir, there is no solder after ASO. And they use this Hadeeth here to quote this. This Hadith is authentic Swati Muslim, it's authentic hadith. It's just the understanding is is not accurate. When you say that there is no Sala after Asa, what it's referring to is that there is no solid within our sort of time, within the US sort of time period, when the US sort of time period is over, it is no longer after us. So no more it's the beginning of mclubbe It's a completely brand new timeframe. So this had the is not applicable to this month ribbon and then issue. Everybody understand what's happened
here. So the people who do this, it's their understanding is inaccurate with this particular Hadeeth. So when the event is given for the muffler, it's no longer after us or anymore. Now it's the beginning of noclip time. This is why occasionally the province size celeb used to do this as well. And this is why a lot of massages are actually just a very few massages. They do have this period where you can pray to rokerites before the mock up and that's completely permissible one person is rewarded for that when it comes to their ratio prayer and inshallah This is where we would we would conclude their worship prayer also has to timings why. Because remember the hadith of Ibn
Arbus and Abu Musa the prophecy set them on the first day he praised it on time the second day he delays and until the third of the night. So here scholars say there are two permissible times when it comes to the prayer again the time of permissibility walked on jealous. This is the time of our show that starts when the Twilight in the sky dies down and lasts until midnight. This is the permissible time of the prayer where basically when the darkness of the sky begins, and it goes on until midnight. The second timing of airasia is the time of necessity. And this starts from midnight, until just before solar or Asia until just before solar to the ratio. Now the question
here is what is the best time to pray especially when it comes to the show. The best time to pray all the prayers is you prayed on its earliest times Allah azza wa jal says, For stabby Apolo hi rod, hasten to do the good acts of worship. Try to do the good acts of worship as best as you can, guys.
This is the case now the second point here is now in terms of the best time for prayer.
When it comes to their Asia, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prefer to delay their Asia until the end of the first third of the night or close to the middle of the night. What does this mean? It is actually Sunnah to delay that a share at least halfway towards fetchit that's the sooner This is the preferred time. And here majority of Muslims agree to this as well. And this is also based on a hadith in Bukhari as well. And majority of the time the prophets I seldom prayed their Isha prayer. This is the timing that he would do. The question here his brothers and sisters, why don't we do this now? Why don't all the massages delay the Salah until close to midnight or just
after midnight? It's very obvious. I think what the reason is why why this doesn't happen. Because I haven't done enough for Asia. You usually will have two or three
lines or four lines. But if you happen to delay the solid very, very late, you might have two or three people coming out and praying sola. So the point is, is just it's just one of those issues where you look at the greater good and that is you try for everybody to be here and come to the gemera. It's the same thing with total we taught all we The sooner time for total we is that it's also delayed until the late parts of the night because what is taught all we thought all we is to have a good thought are we is another name for tahajud. So the sooner way of praying to head Judas that you delayed as close to Federer as possible. Imagine doing that in Ramadan, how many people
would actually be in the massage for the total waves? So what do we do? The minimum is to pray immediately after the ratio.
The water time, there's a couple of implications to it. What happens if you're praying for water in the extreme weathers extreme heat and things like that? The sooner is to also delay the vote until the its earliest time within basically within the timeframe of a lot, basically, because of the heat. And this was something that was very exclusive to the people of Medina based on a hadith in Bukhari, that the prophets I send them gave a concession regarding this issue. Just a couple of points in sha Allah before we conclude in terms of the difficulties in the timings of the prayer. What happens if you're living in like the north or the South Pole? Where these countries here
really, basically, they never they never experienced a night? The sky just never really turns completely dark. So how do they figure out McRib? And how do they figure out their Asia and fetcher and all of these things, scholars that have a difference of opinion regarding how this is done, perhaps one of the easiest and most practical ways to implement this, to implement these rules is a couple of options. One is to choose the locality that is closest to them and follow those timings as well. Choose the countries or the provinces or the or whatever villages or communities that are closest to them, that do follow the horizon and do follow specific prayer times and go with that
prayer time as well. Other scholars have said no, follow the closest Islamic or Muslim country with that prayer time. And that's the prayer time that you follow as well. So inshallah all of these things in sha Allah, Allah knows best, but they're all correct. And they should, and inshallah there shouldn't be any particular issue with them. Why in terms of,
okay, we mentioned this already, we talked about in terms of a person delaying their prayer because of work or other necessities like this, we mentioned that it's the permissibility of this is there. However, there's still a cut off or a dislike to this, because why the perfection of the Sunnah is to pray your prayer on time. I want to conclude brothers and sisters by saying to all of us here, including myself, a person who does not pray on time, and who doesn't discipline themselves to pray on time, is a person that will be very lazy, with any punctuality in anything that they do in their life. I can guarantee you insha Allah, that a person who is careless with solid times, can be very
careless with other responsibilities that they do, unless unfortunately, I mean, I hate to say this, but unless unfortunately, they're they get paid for it, or they have to be there to certain time or there's something in it for them. Other than that, it is very, very difficult for a person to discipline themselves. And when it comes to time management, some of the element they said that the best way to build time management in your life, to control all of your responsibilities and everything that you do is to start off by managing your solid time. Because if you can discipline yourself at least five times a day, then insha Allah you can discipline yourself in everything that
you do on time. You know how they always say that whenever you get invited to like an Indian wedding, Pakistani wedding West Indian wedding, I don't know about Somali weddings or not. But they say that if they say five o'clock it means like eight, right? Or if they say come You know, at this particular time, it always means to come two hours later. Yes, the Somali time as well.
So you see, we're all in the same boat, because the West Indian time Indians, Pakistanis, all of them, they all have the same thing. I remember I did a kneecap A while ago, the brothers said to be to come to the masjid. at eight o'clock. I got there at eight o'clock. I was the only person sitting in this message, okay. Eventually, one brother walks in and they said I'm here to perform the nikka. And they said, well, you're early on. I said, I was told to become an eight o'clock. Yeah. He says, Hey, brother, you know, when we say eight o'clock, it usually means our own
I ended up leaving, I went home, and then I came back and performed the Nika and I kid you not. So panela 11 o'clock, people are walking in this Masjid, and that's going to end up performing the Nika brothers and sisters respect time and others will respect you.
Tell me if you don't notice it. And every time you meet somebody who is punctual and respects time, don't you respect them? Don't you admire that quality in them? Don't you see that Mashallah this person is responsible, that's a person you would trust. That's a person you would ask to do things that's a person you would always depend on. Why? It's because they're simply on time. Imagine if you put that discipline with your appointment with Allah five times a day. Imagine that we have the discipline to be at work on time every single day, school on time every single day, but our appointment with Allah A times for some of us may be very careless. So think about where your
priorities are. And this is an advice while like it is even to myself, to think about where our priorities are, and try our very, very best in sha Allah hota Allah to preserve the output of Sala the prayer times. May Allah azza wa jal keep us firm in our prayers, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us dedicated and sincere in our solemn word in sha Allah Allahu taala. Next week,
we will start to discuss the nitty gritty of Salah, which is the first inshallah and this is where it really follows the book Scheffler bandage book very nicely, which we're going to start talking about the arcane and the pillars of the prayer itself. When I say the nitty gritty, this is the crux of the solid now these are the actual movements and things that we do. When it comes to the prayer that is going to be a very, very long series because there's about almost 19 of them that we will go through and that's just the outcome alone. And then we will go through the sunon x and then we will go through the YG bat x and then we will go through the Mr. hab issues and inshallah you know, we
want to make this discussion as long as possible because at the end of the day, it's all for us to perfect our grooves that we have on those keys to paradise insha Allah hota Allah, may Allah azza wa jal reward us all for being here. And in sha Allah on Sunday we will continue we are filled with marijuana and Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa