Lack of Focus in Worship – Signs of Weak Eman #2

Nadim Bashir


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The lack of focus and attention on actions leads to regret and sinning. Prayer and praying for one's health is crucial, and understanding one's actions is crucial for becoming a member of the Islamist community. Time is spent preparing and giving oneself enough time to receive information before beginning anything. Time is necessary to know what is happening before beginning anything and to give oneself enough time to prepare.

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Last week we talked about one of the signs of weak faith and weak Iman Can you remember what we talked about last week?

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was a weak well the sign that we talked about of weak Iman weak faith

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that's human Sia.

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Anyone know?

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We talked about not having any kind of regret or remorse when a person commits a sin and you don't remember, today you shall I want to talk about another one. See Allah subhanho wa taala. He says in the Quran Wa halacha told Jana well insight in learning Abu Dune, our existence and the purpose of our creation is towards philosophy behind what the ILO is to get to know Allah subhanho wa Taala by getting to know Allah subhanho wa Taala we can appreciate Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to worship him and hence we do worship Him. But the reason why today brothers and sisters, you and I are not benefiting from our worship is because one of the signs of weak Imani is

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that we do things without any attention and without any focus how many times for how many years you and I have been praying salad salad has that capacity to help us refrain from sins. Salad has a capacity to help us sit to help us stop sinning and committing sins in our life and helps us stop doing that. Yet you and I are committed the same sins. How many times have we done an entire Hotham of the Quran? How many times do we do our thicker to Allah subhanho wa Taala but why isn't these a badass helping us? Why are we not forgetting the objective of these EBA that it is mentioned by irritate me Rahmatullah Yanni that the reason why we are not benefiting from our iba that is because

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you and I we are praying today we are doing our thicker today we are reading Quran today, but it's without any kind of focus and without any kind of attention. He says that there are many a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that talk about the sweetness of iman that you can taste the sweetness of iman, but he did meet up with Allah Allah he says that the reason why you and I we cannot taste the sweetness of iman is because you and I have no concentration and no attention and focus when we are doing our a bad. This is why Imam Ghazali Rahmatullah la he says that doing their iba of Allah subhanho wa Taala without any kind of concentration and focus is like a body without a

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soul is like a body without a heart. There is no if there is no soul, there is no body. Likewise based on this parallel given by Yvonne Kozani if there is no concentration, if I'm coming everyday to the masjid, I'm just coming because I just have to come to the masjid but I have no idea what I'm doing that how is that going to bring us the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala if a bother is the only way to connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala but our iba is soulless our a bada is dead because there is no room in our iba. How can we expect to connect ourselves to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why when Jabra Irani his Salam he came to us Allah salAllahu alayhi wa sallam, this idea of

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not having any kind of focus. The opposite of this is in English is called Mindfulness by an Arabic is called Muraoka is in Arabic is called Moraga Murata by basically means to have the awareness of Allah subhanahu wa taala. So, it has mentioned that when he asked what is your son, what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, and Tabu the Allah? Gah Naka Tara for inlanta? Quinta HuFa in Iraq, many Allamah they say that this is perhaps the best one the best definitions given by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on what maraca is when you are in the state of Morocco but when we are praying our salad and we understand that Allah is watching me, because in my salon when

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I say Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah Allah mean Allah is Allah responds to me. When I say a Rahman Rahim, Allah responds to me when I say Maliki on Medina, Allah is responding to me. I have to understand that I'm in a conversation between me and Allah subhanho wa taala. Imagine you're talking to someone and you have absolutely no concentration. They're talking to you, you're talking to them, and you have no attention to them. What kind of a disrespectful conversation that is, we are in a conversation between Allah subhanho wa Taala and yet while we are praying, we're thinking about the entire dunya physically we're here but mentally or we are doing pull off of the entire world. This

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is exactly what's happening. So this is why hadith of Gibreel mentions that what exactly is more aka and not only that, the same idea that you and I we hear every single Juma fatwa Yeah, you are nuts, the aura community holla

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Welcome minutes you are either wahala common has Oh Jaha was at the end of this ayah in Allah haka and alikhan are up the IBA Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching over us, Allah is watching over us. So that is why what can we do in order to grow the maraca in our life very first thing is that we have to be always mentally prepared before we do anything. Let me explain. You don't want people come first a lot. People are coming for Salon at the last minute the last second. They're coming with their phones, checking their emails, checking their messages, we're not in the mental state to begin with, how can we go from one extreme to the other extreme, within a matter of seconds, it

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cannot happen. This is why we find our own karma. Our scholars, our predecessors, whenever the time of thought came, they will come to the masjid first. And they will make will do not five minutes before sometimes half an hour before sometimes 25 minutes before they will come inside the Masjid. They will pray this other sunnah, they will sit down, they will make dua they will make vicar what happens is that now when you pray your salad, your slot is going to be very different compared to the person who came the last second checking their email, checking their messages, and now they're trying to get into the slot, that concentration is not going to be there. So first of all, before we

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do anything, even before we sit down and do our hour of God, know exactly what we're doing. So mentally, we have to be present before we do anything. Number two is give it time. You have to give your EBA time in order for your Ibadah to give back to you. That's the reality. We don't give a time. And not only that, but we have to also know what we're saying. When I say Subhan Allah what is Subhan Allah even mean is talking about the perfection of Allah subhanho wa Taala looking at everything around us when we see a baby being born, what's the first thing we say Subhan Allah right, because this is how this is how perfect Allah subhanho wa Taala is how how we engage in order

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to create and how we engage for procreation purposes. And from that Allah subhanho wa Taala he creates a child when we see things beautiful scenery around us, what do we say Subhan Allah because only and only Allah subhana wa Taala can do it will lie if the human being tried to do what Allah subhanho wa Taala does, it will be filled with imperfections. Okay, only Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who does things very perfectly. You look at the sky and you look at the Earth you look at the stories, everything is running by the system of Allah subhanho wa taala. When I say Subhan Allah instead of saying Subhan Allah Subhan Allah Subhan Allah so Allah, I Say Subhan Allah and I reflect

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upon my I reflect upon my surrounding Subhan Allah and I reflect upon my surrounding. When I say stuff that Allah stuff for the last for those who are stuck for, you know, know, a stuff that Allah and think about a sin that unite we committed with Allah, you will find the power of is too far. We know our sins. We know our shortcomings. None of us are perfect here. We may not want others to know about our shortcomings, but we don't know we do know about our own shortcomings. When I say a stuff that Allah I think about the sin that you and I we committed the shortcoming that you and I we committed, you will find the power of a stuffer in there. When you say Alhamdulillah, not

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100 100 100 No. Alhamdulillah we often focus on what we don't have. Very rarely do we focus on what we do have, say Alhamdulillah for what so many things around us. Allah says we're in our dunya I met Allah He led to Suha how many children have come to me how many youth have come to me? Why do we not pray slots anymore? Because I have no idea what I'm praying when I'm reading my salad. It's like a coder, you know, a person who's engaged in coding. If you just if he's coding, coding, coding, coding, he has no idea what he's doing. After a while he's gonna get tired of it. How many people they start praying? Salat. Why? Because they have no idea what they're reciting. When I say Allahu

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Akbar, what is Allahu Akbar mean? It means that Allah is not the greatest Allah is greater than everything that I was occupied with. And I left that for my salad Allah is greater than everything else that does exist. So this is the maraca, the Unite we need to apply in our life. So ask Allah subhanho wa taala. To grant us maraca to grant us this concentration now what about that? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make everything that we do meaningful in our life? I mean noble Allah mean disaster Mala hate Solomonic want to live like Catherine in

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