The Prophets Prayer #22 – Mistakes of the Salatm

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The picture on the garment that you wear is it permissible to wear like a garment that has like a Michael Jordan symbol on it?

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Is that a picture? There's no eyes There's no feet there's just him. You guys know the symbol right? Are you like to pray with that?

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Because I just said picture picture means you know, you got to see like a real picture Eyes, Nose face everything. I mean, we're talking about a little Michael Jordan picture there, you know, this the symbol you love to pray with that? Know why? Because the rule is, anything that even represents a picture is also held on. See how it works. So even if you have a shadow of an image, like an animal or a real person, just the shadow alone becomes how long as well. Okay, for the Sala, you know, the, the end one symbol as well. You know, the N one probably there's this guy who's who's also holding a ball. And he's running a lot to pray with that. No, why not?

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Because it represents a real person, right? So the same idea is given to anything. What if you have like a Nike symbol or Reebok symbol a I'd love to play. Pray with those.

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Yeah, why?

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Yeah, it's not a picture of a it's not a picture of a living thing. So now let's put it all together, guys. The ruling here is very simple. Anything that represents a living creature, either a human being or an animal, whether it's the creature itself, or a shadow of that creature, or an image of that creature, as long as it represents that creature, you try to cover it up when it's time to pray. My last question before we begin, same thing a lot are on the same topic. What if you do have a Michael Jordan t shirt on? And he has the symbol? Are you allowed to just take like a piece of tape or take a towel or something and just cover it up and pray? And then after you're

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done, then you can just remove it. Are you allowed to do that?

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Huh? Is it covered when you do that? Yeah, it is. So you're allowed to? You're allowed to do it. Is it appropriate for the Sala Imagine you're standing in front of Allah and you're praying and you have this like towel or you have this garment? You have a piece of scotch tape there? I mean, does that look nice that I mean, would you dress like that in front of an interview at work in front of your boss? You wouldn't do that. Right? So you wouldn't want to do the same in front of Allah azza wa jal himself makes sense. Yeah, let's begin. It's been Lahore Nana Rahim. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam. ala rasulillah sallallahu alayhi wa ala early, he was heavy. He he

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Marlene, borrowed Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.

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Okay, so we are continuing our discussion of the thought or the mistakes of those who pray the most saline. And our last topic or subtopic that we looked at our last point was praying with pictures. And one question that came up after the discussion that we had was, what if you have like a watch or a band and it also has an image or an actual picture? Let's say if you have a watch and in the watch itself, there's a picture of like a dolphin or an animal or something in it. Are you allowed to pray with that watch? Chef bambas rahima hula once gave a federal regarding this and he mentions that the issue here is

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is Sala broken or nullified if you have pictures and you're wearing those pictures and you're praying with them? Is the Salah nullified? No it's not. And we made this very clear in our first discussion that the Salah is not broken because you have a picture on your your Garmin. But the problem is, is that it distracts people around you and it most importantly, distracts yourself. Now is a tiny watch with a picture an image of something going to distract to insula, not really. So she has been bezel rahimullah and this is the opinion of the majority of scholars of Islam is that it doesn't break the salah and it doesn't affect the Salah in any way. So yes, it is permissible for

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you to wear you know small tiny things like a watch or a bracelet or something and it might have an image on it. It's permissible doesn't affect the solid really, but still brings us to the same point. Should you wear something like this when you stand in front of Allah azza wa jal and the answer isn't, you know, you try to avoid it as best as you can. Because you always want to maintain some level of purity and submission when you're praying towards Allah Zilla Jen then

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error is certain colors that are prohibited to wear in the solid. Now the prophets alojar Lee, he was sending the mentions, and he tells us to us after he saw one of the companions are Abdullah Ebner Omar, el dia lo horn. Now, Abdullah Abdullah Omar, he was wearing a garment and that was of a particular color. Now in the book here it mentions like a saffron type of color. But this color that garment that he was wearing was like a bright orange was a bright orange type of color. And the prophets I send them saw him wearing this color and told him in the hair the HeMan Theobald ku farfalla Talbots. Ha, this is one of the garments of the disbelievers So don't ever wear it. Now

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here the prophets I seldom is talking specifically about Sala because in the Hadith itself, it mentions that the prophets I seldom saw him when he was going to pray. So it's important to know that wearing saffron colors or wearing a bright orange color is not hot on. But it's one of the colors that is prohibited when it comes to the solder. The question here is why what's wrong with wearing that color. Some of the dilemma they mentioned here, it's it's basically mentioned in the Hadith because it was a garment that the disbelievers used to wear. It's one of those things that you want to stay away from wearing simply because you don't want to look like someone else and then

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praying. So you don't want to look like you belong to another religion. And then you're standing in your praying mcflurry where you're praying I show or something else. So the first type of color that's prohibited isn't sort of a bright orange color. The second type is saffron colors itself. And that's based also on another Hadeeth as well. The third color that's prohibited to wear in the Sala is a bright red color, a bright red color. Now this bright red color is a color that is very, very obvious it stands out more than anything else. Now don't look at the carpet and be like well look the carpets red. Look, what are we saying here? This is not what we're talking about. This brightest

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reddish color is a color that you rarely would see people wear simply because it stands out so much that you can actually see a person in an entire crowd of people, you can spot him out. Even if there's 1000s of people there, you'll spot all this individual because of that red color. So this is like a bright neon type of color. Again, it's also prohibited for the same reason. This was one of the garments that some of the machinery cooling used to wear during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So again, brings us back to the same thing read is not taught on to wear but just in losada certain colors you should try to avoid. Let's summarize this before we get to the

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next point. This the lesson behind the colors that you choose to wear is very simple. And that is you choose colors that are not distracting to others period. So use your common sense, think about something that you wear that you know is not going to be distracting to others. And that color try to avoid wearing it doesn't matter what it is. So next point, next

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The next error is very interesting. It's not considered an error, necessarily, but it's more of an etiquette that you should have. And that is wearing something on your head like the turban that the prophet SAW the lohar it was Selim would wear or at least wearing what is considered to be a complete Muslim garment, whichever society you live in. So let me give you an example. In this society here in Toronto, or in the West, if somebody prays without anything on their head, Is that considered to be weird or abnormal? No, it's not. Not in our society, because majority of people in this society don't wear anything on their head. So it's considered to be a complete norm in our

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society to do this, and the society and the culture will determine what you should wear and how you should wear it. However, if you go to another country, so let's say you go to like Pakistan, you go to Saudi or you go to those Arab countries, and you walk into the masjid, and you don't have anything on your head. Is that considered to be something unusual or something out of the norm? Absolutely. Because for example, in Saudi everybody wears the red and white shoe mouth, or they wear the white one alone. point is they have something on their head, the religious people, the people who are devoted and they pray, they always dress with that complete attire. So what are you going to

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do when you go to those countries you want to try to dress similar or at least like the

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People so at least you look similar and you fall into the culture naturally. Now the point here, the author would like to make is very simple

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part of the etiquettes of prayer is that you should wear something that is considered to be appropriate for that solid. So like we talked about last week, wearing jeans, wearing pants, wearing your, you know, gym shorts, all of these things, you should try to avoid wearing them for the Sala as much as you can come with the garment that's considered in our society to be a proper Muslim garment. So it could be something like what I'm wearing, it could be the the homies that some of the other cultures wear, whatever is considered to be generally an Islamic garment. That's what you should try to wear as far as the women is concerned. Now this is important. Should a woman always

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wear abaya when she's praying? Or can she allowed to wear a skirt and a top as long as it covers her? Well, this is an issue here that scholars they differ about. And they don't differ on the actual garment itself. But what they differ is is how well that garment will cover you. So if a woman decides to wear a skirt, and she wears a top, and that top covers her extremely well, you can see nothing, you know, it's not transparent. You can see tell you know, the shape of her anything like that. So all of the conditions of the hijab have been met. Is she permitted to dress like this? Absolutely. But when it comes to the Salah, it's different. When it comes to the salam, the Prophet

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sallallahu arley, who was sending them always encourage the women to always have at least one baggy garment to run over whatever they were underneath, even if it's a skirt and on top, at least one baggy garment should be over all of this. If they choose not to. Can somebody say that your Salah is incomplete? No. But this is again going towards the perfection and beauty and the manners that you have when you stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala so for the kids, don't come and pray in front of Allah and you're wearing your eyeball outfit. Don't come here and stand in front of them. Have some respect for yourself and have some respect when you stand in front of Allah azza wa jal.

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Remember, this has nothing to do with mothers and fathers anymore. This is something that your parents also respect. Your mothers and fathers worship Allah azza wa jal so that you're not doing this for them. But you're doing this because you're scared that if you don't allow me punish you for it, so you come to the masjid and you stand in the congregation and you stand and you look appropriate like a proper Muslim. So you make sure that your hair is combed nicely if you're not wearing anything, and if you don't want to do that, then you wear a nice coffee on your head or something look like a good proper Muslim and have the best etiquettes when you stand in front of

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Allah azza wa jal is that a deal. Deal good. Next, error, the next error. And by the way, the evidence for this of wearing something on your head or at least wearing a complete Muslim attire is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once mentioned for in mala ha a hepco au Tanzanian Allah, Allah azza wa jal has more right that you dress your best than anyone else. Allah azza wa jal has more right over you. So she you should always try to dress your best when it comes to that next error. And that is, this is interesting. This next error is

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somebody feeling or telling others not to wear your shoes when it's time for Salah. In other words, make sure that you never pray a prayer. If you have your shoes on, you should always take your shoes off regardless, this here is a mistake to believe that you're not allowed to pray with shoes on it's actually against the sinner. Because of the prophets I seldom ever have carpet in his Masjid know that the companions during his time have carpet there. No they didn't. They always wore sandals around their feet and the sandals during that time. It was a piece of leather that was made from camels skin, and it would have two straps on the top. And what they would do is that they would wrap

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their feet with the straps and that would be their shoes. And they would keep those same shoes on even whilst they were praying with one condition. And that one condition is you make sure that they're always clean. You make sure that you didn't step in some mud or you didn't step in anything that was filthy. You always make sure that your shoes are clean. So the question arises is today Are we allowed to pray with our shoes on? Absolutely Would you believe

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Some of the scholars of Islam even say that sometimes it is even most to have to wear shoes on when you're praying. In other words, you should actually try to keep your shoes on when you have whenever you have the opportunity and pray with them. And schaffrath, they mean, he mentioned is a really interesting wisdom. And he says, the reason why you should try to make yourself do that is so that you never forget that this was actually a sin, the prophets I send them in the first place. Let me give you an example. You know, a long time ago, I went to a messenger just around the corner, and it was fudger time. And when I got there, the message was locked. So nobody came to open the message

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for salata ledger. So eventually the rest of the brothers who pray fudger they also came, and nobody came to open the masjid. So what did we have to do? It was time for Salah, we had to make a decision. So we decided we're going to pray right outside in the parking lot, because we were already there. So they asked me to leave the solar. So I said, Okay, no problem now is outside, we were on the pavement of the driveway. And so it was dusty. There were rocks everywhere. So I kept my shoes on. majority of people behind me they kept their shoes on as well. There was a couple people that decided to take their shoes off. And I didn't have a problem with that. But one of those guys,

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one of those brothers had a problem with me. And what he did is when I stood up in the front, and I'm ready to begin the solid, they gave the event gave the comma, I stood up and I still had my shoes on. And I said stole our Teddy Lou. And this one brother who took his shoes off, he screamed at me and said, Take off your shoes. This is not a park. And I was just like, what are you saying Subhana Allah. So just to avoid any problem, I took off my shoe right away, because it's time for Salah. It's not the time to be like listen at the you know, the prophesies tell them that it's not the time for that. It's time for Salam. So I took off my shoes right away. We prayed the sada and

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then I came up to the man after. And I said Look, do you know how they used to pray during the time of the prophets I send them and Subhana Allah, the man says, I don't care. This is you. This is our This is our etiquettes we have to make sure that we take off our shoes in front of Allah because our shoes walk all over the place. What's the problem that he's doing here? The problem is he doesn't know how to separate between a spiritual cleanliness, as opposed to a physical cleanliness. Spiritually you are pure and clean and you can pray in front of Allah. But physically when you look at the shoe, yeah, you're not gonna like you know, take the the bottom of the shoe and rub it or do

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anything with it. Yeah, of course it walked around here and there. But the problem is, is Allah subhanho wa Taala made a semi heifer this, pardon this, this type of filth or dirt, whatever natural dust that's on your shoe. It's naturally okay. And it's actually considered to be pure. Are you allowed to make Thai mm in the parking lot? Absolutely. You're allowed to go out into that parking lot and find whatever natural dirt is there, you don't go to a garden like the mustard or the plate people plant and know that dirt is not allowed to be used for tamlyn. But you can go outside, and you find whatever natural dirt is there, and you're allowed to pad it and make will do with it. So

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that same dirt is predominantly what's under the shoe. So that's how you separate the two spiritually you become in the state of cleanliness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts this in the Salah. So I hope that this point is clear. And like I said, this is the majority in terms of the manners of how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray. So it's part of our our pita that we believe we are permitted to pray when it comes to the saw that with our shoes on now in terms of how do you make will do with shoes on and things like that. We discussed this already, when we did our session, of the fifth of will do next error. The next error is

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the Sala in places that have pictures, or praying on top of a garment that also has a picture or any other place that might have pictures around you. So for example, imagine you have a room and there's a picture of your mom or your dad or somebody you know in a nice frame and it's hung up against the wall. Are you allowed to pray in that room? Well, the question here is, forget the prayer for a moment. Are you allowed to hang a picture on the wall in the first place? And the answer is no. According to the majority of our lemma, the answer is No Why? Number one, all right shuttle deola Juana she had a curtain that would separate her home from

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The neighbor's house behind her. And that curtain had some images. And I don't know what the image the Hadith doesn't mention what the images were, but they were pictures of something. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told her to remove those curtains, change them and put something else there. And she did that. A second narration. All right, Chateau de lo han han had some pillows or had some garments on on a sitting area in the house of the province, I send them and the province of Southern came home one day and he stood by the entrance of his home and his face turned all red. He's really mad, because he's so upset of what he's seen that that Garmin that she laid out to sit

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on. She laid it out there. And it also had pictures on it. And see, she said, I understood right away from how read his face became that it was this pictures that he was making upset. So she took the garment, and she made pillows out of it. And she kept them. Now this is interesting, because that also raises raises another issue. Are you allowed to have pillows and things that have like little pictures on them? Would you believe it that you because of this narration scholars differ on this issue many scholars permitted on this. So if you have a pillow, and the pillowcases, like you know some Winnie the Pooh or something, right? You're allowed to use those things and you're allowed

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to sleep on them and you're allowed to have them according to how this narration is understood. But Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best. But going back to praying in these areas, the answer here is you try to avoid this as much as possible. Why? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told his wife, he shadow the Ola Juan Hmm, remove these pictures and remove these garments away from me For verily they distract me whilst I'm praying. Now, so if you have these pictures around, then you also want to make sure that these pictures First of all, if they're hanging up on a wall, you want to remove them simply because in another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam tells us that

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angels will not enter a home that pictures are hung and displayed for viewing angels will not enter this home. And you always want to have angels in your home. The reason why is because angels part of their duties is that they protect us. They make sure that the livelihood of us in our homes is protected. And they will also protect shale teen and gin depending on the circumstance from entering those homes as well. So you always want the angels to be there and to protect us. So that's important. Next error. Sorry, the next point in the same error prayer mats. You ever noticed today, what people what people have for prayer mats? You know how a lot of people they'll have like the

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picture of the carrabba on the prayer mat, or they'll have the picture of the prophets I sometimes miss Jian and all those different things. Well, this is not how long this one thing I want to make sure that's clear. But there's a problem with this. Because what's happens is that you'll be sitting there and you'll be praying. And you'll lose every focus you have in the sauna, at least the majority of it. Anybody who preys on this kind of prayer met, you cannot say that this is not true. It's only natural that this will happen to you. We're human beings, the littlest things can distract us. And so if you have these prayer mats. Now, one of the reasons why these things are made even in

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the first place, it's because it's a business, right? It's a profitable business. People love the carrabba people love the promise of Solomon's mosque, and people will do anything to to have at least some sort of token that reflects that. I remember in in Saudi, a during hatch time a man took off his scarf, and he had a bowl of Zamzam and he dipped it inside the Zamzam. And then he wrapped the scarf up, he didn't like you know, wring it out. So the water would come up, like as if he was washing it, he wrapped the Zamzam cloth, and he put it in a bag and he tied it. So I couldn't I couldn't help Rome. And so I asked the man like what are you doing? And he says, You know how much I

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can sell this for when I go back to my country. You also handle all he has to do is go back to his country and say that he has a garment that was dipped in Zamzam water, and people will just fork out every ounce of wealth they have and buy because they think there's some bottle cap behind it. So the same idea with this. I remember even one sister told me that sometimes when she sees the Kava, and she was so polite, it's so jolly about it. She says, you know whenever I have the prayer mat in front of me and I see the Kaaba, and I see all the people around the Kaaba there. I feel like I'm praying in the home when I'm praying on this prayer mat. And that's a pretty sad thing to feel.

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Because you're sitting there in your house in Toronto or something. You have this prayer memory that I feel like I'm in Mecca right now. So that's not the point, right? You don't want that to happen. You got to stay focused. Doesn't matter where you are in the world. You're standing in front of alarm.

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silja so those kind of prayer mats, again, you try to get something simple and something plain, they're very easy to get now.

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Next error and this is the one that we want to discuss in sha Allah and that is prayer on a grave or towards a grave. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said just before he died, now listen to this, how deep how interesting it is. This is authentic, heady that he mentions the promise I sent him It says before he died verily I am the one who is most deserving of having a friend. This is the first thing he says. But Allah azza wa jal took me as his friend just like how he took the Prophet Ibrahim as his friend. Now you know the Prophet Ibrahim Allah He said him, Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran that he's taken, Ibrahima Haleakala, he's taken Ibrahim as his friend. Can you imagine?

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Allah is your friend? Yeah, who's your friend, Allah, you know, this is like, it's like one of the most amazing, profound things that you can't even you can't even really swallow. You can't even really taste what that feels like that Allah has accepted you as his friend. And so he accepts it, but all him and he accepts the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as his friend Hadeeth continues, he says, If I were to take a close friend in this world, it would be who the who's the person, Abu Bakar, rhodiola, horn, Abu Bakar, and prophets, I send them every time they would walk, you know what they would do? They'd hold hands like this. Now imagine if you were to hold each other's hand

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right now, what would happen, you know, I can already see the facial expression like I was below, right? Why would you do that? That's actually an Islamic etiquette that's very praised in our religion. I even remember the first time I was walking in Medina, and I was walking with a chef, and I was so happy to be beside the chef, until he grabbed my hand. And when he held my hand, I was just like, you know, I'm from the west, you know, he's from there. So people who touch our hand, especially from the same gender, it's like a very uncomfortable feeling. But eventually, when I started to learn about the beauty behind this, and the Brotherhood that it builds, will law, it's

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something from my heart, I wish that the Muslim culture could re adapt once again, I wish insha Allah Allahu taala that we would have that again, because by simply being able to put two hands together with nothing else attached, except hug Manila, except for the love of Allah azza wa jal, really Creek creates a strong bond support for each other. So we ask Allah xojo in sha Allah to preserve that love between each and every one of us that have youth continues, then the prophecy sell themselves. Verily the people who came before you, they use to take graves, and they would build mosques and massage it over them. And he tells the people don't take my grave as a Masjid. Or

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don't build a Masjid around it or over it For verily I prohibits you from doing that. And as a matter of fact, there is probably a half a dozen Hadith of the prophets, I send them saying this before he died. Imagine how many times he's telling the companions Don't take my grave as msgid don't build a Masjid around me. Don't do this and don't do that. So that brings us to the question. Now, the question here Here is how do you explain today's message it and Nebo we have a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Now, here's the thing, a couple things you want to understand number one, this expansion that you see today that envelops the graves of the prophecy Selim and his

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companions. This wasn't there during his time. This actually happened more than 100 years after he died more than 100 years after he died, that hadham started to expand. And the halifa during that time, was supporting the fact that the expansion would envelop the graves of the prophecies send them and his companions you supported that wasn't a very religious califa during that time, but the scholars who were living in Medina, they were against it, they spoke against it. You can see in the history books, they talked about this as well. They spoke against this and they tried their very best to stop that expansion from including the graves. But what if for whatever reason for political

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reason for power, or whatever it was, the expansion went through. And so as a result, what happened is today's expansion that you see started to include the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his graves and his companions as well. Then this here, another

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issue that also came up was, how would the government and the authorities and all the nations that came after that period, how would they deal with this problem? So I wish I had like a board here, I would have drawn out for you how the prophesy centum is buried, and how he's sitting or how he's laid out beside Abu Bakr and Omar, because basically how it is, is that, imagine that this book here is the grave. The prophets I send them is like this.

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And his head, let's put it this way.

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This is the head, the top of my pen, and this is his feet. So he's sitting, he's laid down like this, and he's facing towards the pillar. Then you have Abu Bakar and I look where the pen is. Then you have Abu Bakar beneath him. Then you have the hot tub here. They're not sitting like this. They're not sitting like how a lot of people think they're they're side by side, you have the proxy setting here. Then you have a bucket immediately beside them. That's not how they are. It's the prophets. I send them here. Then it's sort of like a staircase effect. If the prophecies send them, then slightly towards the right, you have a boubakeur, then slightly below you have our own little

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hot tub, and they're all within the same area. Now if you go to the prophecy cinemas messaged, what you're going to see are three doors. A lot of people think the prophets here, Abu Bakar is here. And our Omar is here. No, that's not correct. They are all in the center area, or the center doors that you see. Everybody seen those beautiful gold doors that you see like 1000s of pictures of them? Well, they are in the center of that area. And I've come to lead today. And the the the people who are in charge, they're the authorities. There's actually a sign there that tells you that the process sedum is here and Abu Bakar a normal of the hot tub. They're all in that middle area of the

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grave itself. So there's a dilemma Now how did they work around this whole issue? They worked around it by building these triangle walls deep within the ground, hundreds of feet into the ground, these triangle walls are actually computer and electronically monitored. I had a privilege of doing something that I'm sure none of you here have have had. And anybody who's gone to Mecca sorry, gone to Medina, I'm sure you didn't get this opportunity to do this. But I had the opportunity to going underneath the mesquite of the province I sullom. To see of how all the mechanics of how things work. Underneath the msgid itself is a whole different world. It's actually offices, there are

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computer and technical rooms there. There are, you know, massive pipes, we all know that the water that filtrates the AC system in the province, I send them a message it actually comes from more than one kilometre away from the masjid. And it's filtered and it's run through into the hat on. So I got a chance to take a tour it was myself in the classroom, we got a chance to go underneath, we got a chance to push the button to turn on the microphone, we got a chance to play in close and open the roofs. And then we also got a chance to see this area where it was like a massive computer room. And the men said to us, this here is to control the wall that's built around the grave of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because you know what happened one time right now long time ago in our history, and there was a mon FF or a hypocrite that came to Medina. And he wanted to dig a hole and get to the body of the prophesy settler. And so what happened is he started digging a hole. And for months, he was there in Medina for months and months and the companions eventually caught him, eventually caught what he was doing, and he dug a tunnel. And they said that, if we gave him one more day to dig, he would have reached the body of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So because of that, the government eventually seal that area. And they built these massive metal walls,

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there's a couple of them, there's not just one, there's a series of them that now are electronically monitored in case anybody tries to dig underground one more time. So that's that in terms of praying on a pub. Now in terms of praying on top of the grave, not only is it prohibited, but the Sala itself, it doesn't count. Unfortunately, a lot of countries around the world do this. I have visited some of these countries where inside the masjid itself, you can literally see there's a big massive grave right there and people are praying towards it. Or I remember one Masjid I went into there was a grave right in the center of the prayer area. So imagine if you walk into a mess like this, and

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there's a big grave right there and people are praying all around it, and that's how they're praying. So of course this year, the profits on the lohar

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With selling prohibited this at all levels. The question here is why? What's the problem with that? I hope that the the answer to this question is very obvious the problem with it is because of anybody raising the status of those individuals who died, praising them, elevating them to more than what they were, which was just human beings, we live in a time where our societies encourage this. Let me give you an example. When MJ retired guys, when he retired, what they what did they build for him outside of the United Center outside of the basketball Stadium, they build a statue for him Why? It was all because of now Just think about it, what it does for youth when they see this, for some

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for some youth, now, they want to make a special trip, it's almost as if they're going for Hajj to Chicago to see the statue of MG outside the United Center. And they want to take pictures and they want to be there now visiting it, there's no problem. I'm just talking about the psychological effect that it has on our youth today, when they see that they start to elevate and praised about you know, they say things like well, areas will be led. This is the God of basketball. And his some of his teammates actually titled him as that. And so you see, they just fed off of that phenomenon. And they built the statue. Magic Johnson also has one as well and other players also has one as

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well. Where's all of this coming from? This all of the profits on the law while he was selling prohibited during his time? So we ask Allah azza wa jal, of course to protect our youth and to protect our children from this Aloma. I mean, let's just take one more insha Allah before we pause for today, the next error is choosing your spot or claiming your own spot in the masjid for prayer, claiming your own prayer spot in the masjid. In other words, every time somebody walks into the masjid, they're always going to pray at the exact same spot. Every single sada. Now this is a huge problem. For one, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam prohibited this. And he said, don't have

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don't go and choose a spot that you'll always be praying in the masjid because you're going to imitate the camel, and how the camel walks into its its pen, or its area. The camel, what it does is it chooses an area that it'll set, it chooses an area that it'll eat, it'll choose an area where it'll sit and it'll sleep, it'll do everything. And that becomes its spot. It never changes that spot. That's theirs. As a matter of fact, even there are like I remember, you know, we used to hear about this in Medina, that some camels will get mentally insane if you move them away from their spot that get like mentally crazy, they'll fight they'll try to you know, hurt their owners and

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things like that. So the province they sell them says don't do what the camel does, don't imitate it. Now the question here is, now listen to this. There's another narration of a companion by the name of Selma ignoble core. His. His his title that he's mostly known for was Abu Muslim. His name was Abu Muslim, or the Aloha arm. Now look what Abu Muslim used to do. Abu Muslim used to pray beside a pillar see these pillars that we have in domestic there was one leg of this in the Prophet's mosque. This pillar was called the SP one a tool muy hygiene. It was the pillar of the mahadji team. The reason why it was called that is, that's the pillar where the Polish when they

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accepted Islam, they would make hedgerow from Mecca to Medina, and they would always gather and sit against this one pillar in a hedgerow Rahim Allah He says that this pillar was actually in the center of the garden of the prophets. I seldom, you know, the rolda in the masjid itself, that garden area, he said that this pillar was actually in the center of that garden that where they used to sit, and I shuttled the low on her that she says that we never knew where this pillar was, we never could find where this place was. But if we did find it, what we would have done was we would have taken an arrow and we would have marked that spot so people would know that this was a place

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the prophecy seldom used to be at on is to gather. Now this one companion here, he always used to pray there. So you know, a companion came up to him and said, Yeah, about Muslim. Oh, Abu Muslim. I see you You're always praying in this one pillar area. Why do you do that? And he says For me, or at least

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nibio sallallahu alayhi wa sallam verily I saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had to hire a solid or in the he used to always sit here, and he used to always pray his prayers near this particular pillar. Now, here's the point, first point that you want to make sure you understand

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this companion, listen to his words, he says for in 1908. I seen him do this. So if he didn't see the prophets, I seldom do it. Would he have done it? No. So that's the first point he actually saw with his own eyes, the province I said, I'm always praying in this area. So he imitated that. Is that permissible? Of course it is. Not only is it permissible, but it's recommended to do that. So that's the first point.

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The second point here now is aside from all of this, now remember, we have the Hadith the Prophet says, Selim says, Don't be like the camel. But then you have this here where this companion did it all the time? How do you put the two together a very simple. If one is confirmed, and you saw the prophecy seven, that's a lot different than just doing it out of speculation, or just doing it as a habit. You saw the prophets I send them doing this. So then you can do it. It's just like whether or modafinil hot tub is set to the Blackstone. That's on the carrabba. He looked at the Blackstone and he said, Well, la he if I didn't see the promise, I sell him kiss you. I would never ever test you,

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I would never even kiss you. But because he saw the process of kissing the stone, he decided to do it as well. So the same idea here. Now, here's the question, guys. And this is what we're gonna conclude with insha Allah. What's the problem with choosing a spot to pray in the masjid? Like, is it really that bad? Suppose I like the corner area, and I like to pray there. What's wrong if I just go there, and I pray every single soul out there? Suppose I like that particular spot right there. What's wrong every single time I come there, and I just pray there. Well, there's a couple of issues. Number one is

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a matter of fact, Allah azza wa jal himself says In the end, the autorouter the ground that you worship Allah azza wa jal upon is going to testify for you on Yeoman piano. So the ground is going to be told to speak and say, Yeah, he used to walk on me. And he used to do this and that, yeah, he used to stand on me knees to pray. So some of the elements they said, the wisdom behind choosing different spots to pray, is that you can have more of a laws ground, more of the earth to testify for you on Yom Okayama. Isn't that like a beautiful wisdom? So Subhana Allah, great Hickman behind it, second issue with it. Now, this is the problem. Now imagine

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if you come to one spot, and you get used to that spot, what are you going to think that spot does for you, you're gonna feel like the spot is like, this is your special spot. Now, this is your buttock spot, you know, you can have your whole sure in the spot, your whole shirt doesn't come out unless you pray right there. So what happens is that you sentimentally attached yourself now to this one spot, and you can't break away from it. That's a huge problem. As a matter of fact, that's a that's a level of minor shirk, because you're placing Baraka in something that in and of itself doesn't have bottlecap only Allah azza wa jal can do. The third issue is it resembles the behavior

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of animals, including the camel, as we just talked about, so you don't want to resemble an animal in any way, shape or form. The next thing is, the next problem is is that a person may eventually claim ownership for that spot. You know, when I used to go to the huddle in Medina, I always used to like to get the I like to call it in my head. It's courtside seats, right? It's basically you're praying in the front row behind are they fee behind at that time, you know, shake my head while Felicia Buddha you know, you want to get courtside seats and you want to pray right behind these individuals. There's only one problem. The guy who prays right behind him. Not only did he reserve

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that spot all by himself, but he put these like barriers, he put these poor ends that he put like seven different carpets there. He put like this tape, like he puts so many things that that was his spot. And if you came there subpanel or let me tell you I saw this with my own eyes. One brother, he asked the police officer that was there like you know the Imams, they have security. So he asked the police officer, is this spot reserved for anyone and the police officer said No, those two spots are for the authorities behind the Imam but everything else there is for anybody to sit so I am

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You know that the man asked the person, so why did our people like to reserve these spots? And he goes, he doesn't know they just want to be close. They want to pretend they're important or something, right? So the man said, Okay, fine, I'm gonna pray here. He removes all that carpet and all that tape and everything, and he starts to pray there. I saw this with my own eyes. The guy who basically claimed that spot, he came and he saw the man praying there would you believe he stood in front of him and he broke his Salah. And he said, had a mechanic You know, this is my spot. And he sat there the break so kind of the brother is actually praying and he got pushed out of his

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position, and he claimed the ownership in that spot. That's why you don't choose a spot and claim it as yours in any Masjid. And as a matter of fact, I remember even shift will thought of shampoo at Have you Lola spoke against this and said this is a gangsta Shetty to claim your own spots in the massage and and person should try not to do that. So those are some of the problematic issues when it comes to praying in the same spot. So do yourself a favor and try your very best to always you know, look around in the masjid and try to enjoy every part of the masjid for insha Allah that part will testify for you on yo mo pm Bismillah hytera Allah last final point, going back to that

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narration of Abu Muslim, some of the elements said it's not the photo solid that he used to do this. The prophets I send them used to pray by this pillar only for his Sunnah prayers, so only for the suddenness after his funnel, and his

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what's it called the tahajjud that he would pray during the night, this is where he would do it. Otherwise, when it came to the finance Allah, the only person that's allowed to choose a spot to pray, who is it, it's the person who stands right here, it's the Imam. He's the only person that's allowed to claim a position claim a spot and that spot belongs and it's reserved just for him. So having said that, brothers and sisters in sha Allah in our next class or next session, we will talk about the sutra or the barrier that is reserved for you. So to have something in front of you and pray towards it, we'll talk about that. And then we're going to get into the solder itself. And

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mistakes that people make when they stand in prayer mistakes in the real core mistakes in the sujood mistakes in the sitting position and the Tisha hood and the tasleem. And many many other mistakes in sha Allah we will continue and this will happen in our next session. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us perfect our solid to help us perfect our pm our record our sujood and everything about the sada We ask Allah azza wa jal to accept it from us. What else are we don't wanna and Al Hamdulillah your abila olivine was said Omar Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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