Channel: Navaid Aziz
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It's about 2009. And I've just moved into a brand new apartment, my I was living with my parents for quite a long time with my wife and my daughter. And the time came, where my mother said, Look is enough is enough, it's time to become a man, you need to move out. So I finally got my own apartment, it was a very, very small place of Hello, very easy, very small, but it was very cheap as well, so long that worked out well. Now, I remember, this is on the second day, where we finally you know, moved our furniture in. And, you know, we're just setting up and I remember, it's a fall evening, sometime around September, and I gave the comment the house to start to select the club.
And my daughter, she was around two years old. At that time, we're just turning to about a year and a half. And usually during Salah, she's like very mischievious, you know, it's during solid time when she's like, you know, I need to go to the bathroom or, you know, I want to play with my toys, or mom and play with my toys, or baba, let's go outside and do something. But this time I give the karma. And it's like, there's a serenity in the house. And like my daughter must be like afraid of the house or something like that. It's a new environment. And then we started praying in the first car. I went down for such though. And then out of nowhere, my daughter comes right next to me. And
she starts being such though next to me. And she's only like a year and a half old at that time. And I realized, you know what she had done at that time, and Subhanallah that was perhaps one of the longest such as I done in a very, very long time. Because at that time I felt you know what, this is perhaps one of the most beloved moments of my life ever to realize that my own daughter, one of my own progeny is worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. And I had a reflection at that time on the duality, Brahim and he sat down when he said Robbie Gianni mocha masala tea ominto Realty that Oh Allah make me of someone that establishes the Salah. Now notice the wording of Ibrahim Ali Salaam he
didn't say you are Dr. Salah meaning just performs the Salah, but he said says establishes a site Salah a comma to sama and it comes to Salah is the perfection of the Salah woman zoria tea so make me someone who established the salon perfects the Salah, and from my progeny as well. So right off the bat we see that the Gambia and he said I'm used to me blah not only for themselves, but for their progeny as well that Oh Allah never let a time come where I myself or anyone from my progeny, loses the Salah. And this is when you come to see the greatness of Salah that even the Gambia themselves are making the art for this. Now we get to the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling his Sahaba della one home that a time will come on the Day of Judgment where that one day will be the equivalent of 50,000 years. Now prior to this the prompts are seldom is telling them about at the judge were one day will be the equivalent of X amount of years and X amount of months and X amount of weeks. Now the Sahaba the Allahu anhu you would be thinking yeah, they would they would ask yourself Allah Okay, what do should we do to prepare ourselves for that day, Yasuda law, how do we protect ourselves from that de yada Silla? Well, you know, what is the gel going to look like so we can save ourselves from him.
The very first question was Yasser Allah Allah. How do we establish the salah when the timing is like that, and the prompts are seldom said your approximate took the ruinous Salah that you approximate the time of the prayer itself. And this shows us that even the Sahaba della Han Han had inherited this from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now we move on a bit later, to the Imams of the tabula in the great emails from the second generation, the likes of Sophia 30, Sophia, Marina Abdullah mobarak. They used to talk about Salah that if you want to look at your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala always look to how your night prayer is not your five daily prayers. That's
what enters you into the fold of Islam. But if you want to see how much you truly love Allah subhanho wa Taala then look at how frequently how devoted you are to the night for tahajjud Takayama lane. And this they're teaching us that there's more to Salah than just the five daily prayers. When you strive for the absolute minimum you get the absolute minimum you want the higher rewards with Allah subhanho wa Taala then you need to strive for those night prayers as well. And so if you're an authority, or him Allah, He said the greatest blessing that mankind has been given after Islam and the sooner is the establishment of the prayer at night is the establishment of the prayer at night
and that was you know that
Cover the height for Salah. So much so that some of the great Imams, they wrote a book down Liam kodra, Salah almaraz he wrote the album called Allah Salah, meaning the great station that Salah has in the life of a Muslim. So I thought it was just befitting that you know after we've done you know tafsir of Jews ama we've completed el mundo is 40 Hadith, we did the high E of ebina. Without now we move on to you know, the the aspect of filk of our Deen we just finished the hora and now we're moving into Salah. So tonight's class is going to be an introductory class we're not going to get into too much film itself is just going to be a nice introduction to the class. And then at the end
of the class, I want to make some shout out with you guys in terms of what would we like to achieve from this class? And what are some of the most important topics to all of you that we definitely need to cover being the light either so with that having being said let us firstly start off with what does the term Salah actually mean? What does the term Salah actually mean? When you look inside the Koran you'll notice that the Salah comes with many usages that Allah subhana wa tada uses them for the first of them is da it means to call out into supplicate. So Allah subhanho wa Taala and sort of to Toba, he says will suddenly lay him in the Salah, take a second on the home and pray for
them. Indeed your prayers are a comfort for them was suddenly I lay him that you pray for them. Indeed your prayer is a comfort for them. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being taught that pray for the Sahaba the Allah on home, because this is what they will this is what will bring them comfort. So in their time of distress when they're out on the battlefield, and they're afraid of dying and losing their family and things going wrong. Pray for them because this is going to be a form of tranquility for them. Number two, it is a me it is its meaning is blessing, forgiveness and mercy, blessing, forgiveness and mercy. And so it's Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the law,
how am I that equal to who you saw Luna gonna be? Yeah, you wonder Dina amanu sallu alayhi wa sallam with a steamer that indeed the angels send their Salah upon to the Prophet, even cathedra him Allah. He mentioned various means that what Salah means over here, when we've discussed this in previous classes, we said that the Salah over here is the mentioning of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a Blissett group of angels, the highest of angels, that is what the Salah of Allah subhanho wa Taala means over here, that was the definition of Abu Ali I mentioned Sahil Bukhari, but other scholars have mentioned that here it means the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala it means
the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is a second usage of the term Salah the second solusi usage of the term Salah number three in certain Hajj verse number 40. Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the term Salah to talk about a place where Allah subhanho wa Taala is worshiped a place where Allah subhanho wa Taala is worshiped. So in certain Hajj Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Those who have been expelled unjustly from their homes only for seeing our Lord is Allah, who had it not been for Allah checking some men by means of others, monasteries, churches and synagogues and mosques, were in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala is often often
mentioned, would have been destroyed. Allah will always help those who help him Allah is indeed strong and mighty. So here Allah subhana wa tada he chooses, he uses the term
what will be on solid, our Salah, what's that?
A place where Allah subhanho wa Taala is worshipped. So meaning a place that Allah subhanho wa Taala he the people are gathered so that Allah subhanaw taala can be prayed to. Now other terms that Allah subhanaw taala uses, they mentioned that it is a means of record and such the and Allah subhanaw taala also uses it to you know, describe just the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala in general the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala in general. Now, those are all the linguistic definitions of Salah. Oftentimes when you understand the linguistic definition of Salah you'll understand the technical definition or the shutter a definition of Salah. So now looking back at the first one, we
said that Salaam means do and this is the primary linguistic definition of Salah. Now when you look at the acts of Salah itself, you see that one of the things you're doing the most in it is doing that either you're asking Allah subhanaw taala for something or you're saying those things that are pleasing to Allah subhana wa Tada, blessings, forgiveness and mercy was the second one, that the Salah itself is a source of blessing, forgiveness and mercy. And it is a source of blessing, forgiveness and mercy upon others as well. When you pray for them, when you pray for them. Then it is a place where listen I know what Allah has gathered together with meaning that Allah subhanaw
taala wants people to worship Allah subhanaw taala together in Salah that the Salah that is prayed in congregation, as we will come to see later on in our classes is much much better than the Salah is that is played by itself in some narrations 25 and some narration 27 and some narrations more than
20 times right? Now why would Allah subhanho wa Taala His Messenger sallallahu Sallam give this much preference to two people or three people praying together, as opposed to just one person praying by himself, we'll come to that within the hits Allah. Now we get to the technical definition of Salah. And this is the definition that pretty much our whole class will be based upon our whole class will be based upon. So it is a double Allahu taala be acquired in worth it not aluma musetti Hassan bitec beer, one mK 30 Mattoon with this name. So it is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with statements and actions that are known. So there it is to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with statements and
actions that are known that start with a tech beer and end off with the slim and the end off with a slim. So this is the precise definition of a shadow a definition of Salah, so Salah is what starts off with a thick beard and ends up with it the slim and everything that is in between. And that is what the thick of Salah is going to be covering is going to be covering. Now does the fit of salon actually cover more than this? And the answer is yes. So you will notice that before you can get to the state of where you make the talk of the auditor, then there are certain things that you need to know about the salon in advance. So for example, are you facing the Qibla or not? Right? What if
someone is not able to sit today is not able to stand? Can they sit down? So all of those things are outside of the scope of the community later on? And inshallah we'll start discussing those things from next week. We'll start discussing those things from next week. So now we start off with what is the ruling of Salah what is the ruling of Salah when you study fic you'll notice that 95% of faith in terms of the details of fick are actually different upon meaning you'll find a wide variety of opinions on them. When it comes to the issue of Salah itself and the ruling on Salah. There is consensus amongst the oma meaning that no one has ever deferred whoever or anyone that has an
opinion that is actually you know considerable. They've all agreed upon the fact that the establishment of the salon is something that is compulsory. No one has said it is just recommended. No one has said it is permissible. Everyone has agreed that it is something that is mandatory that it has to be done. What are the proofs that they used for this? Number one, the verse in the Quran it certainly sir, verse 103, certainly sir verse 103, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, In the salata, Canada, Allah menina kita de makuta, then indeed, the prayer has, has been established at fixed hours upon the believers, meaning he Taliban makuta Allah subhanho wa Taala is emphasizing
that it has been prescribed for them in a mandatory fashion, that there's no getting out of this from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the famous hadith of Abdullah Abdullah bin Abdullah Abdullah, Omar were the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says bonell Islam Allah thumps that Islam is built upon five matters, the Shahada of lies ahead Allah and then a comma to Sala the establishment of the prayer. So that is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number three, from the statements of the Sahaba the Allahu anhu Abdullah bin of shock or the Allahu anhu, he mentions that the Sahaba the Allahu anhu, did not consider any abandonment of an act
Cofer other than the abandonment of a Salah. So he's saying that the sabara, the Allahu anhu, all of them did not consider the abandonment in consensus of any act other than the Salah. So, that was the only activity agreed upon that if you if you abandon it, then it will make you a disbeliever then likewise, many, many scholars there on came after and established the HMR that it is mandatory. It is such a high level of mandatory that it is called maloom minute Dean Dora, that it is imperative to know about about this religion mean that no one can become most of them and claim ignorance that I didn't know that it's that Salah was mandatory. There's no knowing of Islam without knowing the
ruling of Salah without knowing the ruling of Salah.
So now let us get into the excellence of Salah, the excellence of Salah number one, it is the main pillar of Islam. It is the main pillar of Islam. The Shahada enters you into Islam, and the Salah keeps you in Islam, the shadow enters you into Islam, the Salah keeps you into Islam. Number two, it was given to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam directly without any intermediaries. Meaning when you look at the story of how Salah became obligatory when Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to the Mirage, that is when Allah subhanho wa Taala established the ruling of Salah becoming mandatory upon the oma at that time in terms of fire.
daily prayers. Let's find out what's out as messengers are selling first received the Commando 50. Then as he was going back, he met Mussolini, Stalin and Mussolini Sallam told them, Look, you're almost not going to be able to handle this. And he had experienced with bunny's survival. So unless messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he went back and he asked Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, you know, Please lower the, the, the amount, because it's going to be too burdensome for my oma. And he kept on going back and forth, but for some meeting musante salaam and the narcissism then going back to Allah subhanaw taala. Till Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was given the concession
of, if you pray just five times a day, you'll have the reward of praying 50 times a day where if you pray five times a day, you'll have the reward of praying 50 times a day, and thereafter the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, I felt shy, asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to give me any more of a concession, I felt shy. So now, this is something interesting to look at. You know, from a modernity perspective, when we talk about the Salah, we often think that you know what, pray five daily prayers is such a burden. It's such a huge burden to pray five daily prayers, yes, there is some difficulty in it. No one can, you know, deny that, but to consider it this
overwhelming burden. This is a problem of mentality. Now tie this into how the pastor said, you know, felt at that time, when he said if I went to anything less than five, it's too much of a humiliation. It's too shameful that how can my own man not perform just five daily prayers, that's all they're being asked for. So the person had the exact opposite mentality, that five is the absolute minimum we should be performing. You should be going for more than that if you can, but five is the absolute minimum. So to claim that five is too burdensome, it shows the weakness of our own mentalities and how you know how quickly we forgotten the purpose of our creation, that Allah
subhanaw taala he told us that we were created to worship him had on this my note that I said, just worship me day and night, our natural will, should be somewhere in our corner that we hear and we obey, right? So this is something to think about. So this Salah was one of the very few acts that was given directly to Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without any intermediary. In fact, out of the pillars of Islam, this is the only one that was given without any intermediary.
Number five, it was given over to the Muslims at the highest point possible that any human being can reach, meaning that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he has gotten to acidulous almanza. And that is where gibril Elisa Lam was asked, you know to stop, he's not allowed to go back and past that point, the province Arsalan went past that point. And that's when he was given this command of Salah. So it shows that he was given such a valuable commandment in such a valuable place.
Next point, it is the only daily continual act of worship that we have. I mean, that when you look at all the rest of the pillars of Islam, when it comes to fasting when it comes to soccer, when it comes to Hajj, even the Shahada, right, you don't have to do those on a daily basis, when it comes to Salah It is so significant, that not only are we told to do this on a daily basis, you have to do it minimum five times a day minimum five times a day.
Next point, without a shadow of a doubt, it is the best of actions, there is no action that is better than this, there is no better action that is better than this. How so, as we mentioned, this is the first thing that Allah messenger saw, I saw them received directly from Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of command in the best of places. Next point coming up is going to be one of the first it is the first thing that will be we will be asked about it is what keeps us into the fold of Islam. So this is the best action that can be performed to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of priorities mean that if you're not performing your Salah, any other deed you may be doing after
Salah is going to be null and void, it's going to be worthless, you could give your whole entire life savings in South Africa to Allah subhanho wa Taala and not establish the salah and your circle will be worth absolutely nothing, you can establish the sadaqa and even just give establish the salah and give just a small amount of sadaqa and this makes it something very, very weighty, right. So without the Salah itself, all the other deeds are null and void and that is why it is considered the best of actions. Next point, it is the first thing that you will be asked about on the Day of Judgment, the first thing that you will be asked about and on the Day of Judgment, if you can
sufficiently answer about your Salah, then everything else will become easy. And if you can not sufficiently answer about your Salah, then everything will become hard, everything will become hard. And there's a great wisdom. You know, there's a very, very nice book and at the end of the book I only actually want to talk about some books that talk about the seller but I'm going to talk about one of them right now. There's a book wavenet claim it's been translated into the English language now I picked up a copy
Give it last year. It's called the secrets of the prayer, the secrets of the prayer. And the beautiful thing about this book is that it is a reflection on all of the actions and statements of the Salah itself. So when we reflect upon the Salah, why do we start off with Allah hakavod why they lost? I know it's either not choose supine Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, or you know and hamdulillah Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala choose Allahu Akbar. And he mentioned that, that it is a reminder to the slave and everyone around the slave, that there's nothing more important in my life, other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is why it is the most befitting statement to start off
with. So now after you started the summer with Allahu Akbar, why is it that the very first action you have is one of standing? Why don't you start off with such that? Why don't you start off with the record? Why does it start off with standing, and the wisdom behind that is to remind the slave, that one of the very first phases of the life of the Hereafter is to be standing on the Day of Judgment, right, your mole kiama. It is the day of standing, prolonged standing, and the individual that stands for Allah subhanho wa Taala in this life, then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes the standing easy. And the next life, an individual that doesn't stand for Allah subhanho wa Taala in
this life, then Allah subhanho wa Taala makes the standing in the next life difficult. So that's one of the beautiful things about that book is it has those reflections that a lot of us might take for granted and might not take the time to do so. So now the point that I was going to get at was, was the point I was going to get from here.
I finished there's the first thing that were asked about on the Day of Judgment, right? That was the point I was at is the first thing you've asked him what on the Day of Judgment. So that standing is made easy on the Day of Judgment, by standing and Salah in this life. So some of the predecessors that used to say, you know, as easy as you want, you're standing on the day of judgment to be in the Hereafter, then, you know, face the difficulty of standing for Allah subhanaw taala in this life in the middle of the night. So the five daily prayers, that's not where the difficulty is meant to be. But the difficulty is meant to be in standing in the middle of the night. So the more time you spend
worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala in the middle of the night, then the easier the standing becomes, in the here after.
What point Am I on right now, for those of you that are taking notes?
Who's taking notes?
What What number is the point? It should be eight. You said second,
two after the fifth, Allah haka, so there's a laugh amongst the oma already. So this is the beautiful thing about taking notes. This is the beautiful thing about taking notes. If I'm not mistaken, it should be number seven, if I'm not mistaken, it should be number seven. Okay, number eight. It was the only obligation from the five daily prayers to be obligated in Makkah upon the Muslims at the very beginning of Islam. So we're going to come to a section on the history of Salah itself. So the five daily prayers, they became mandatory at the Mirage, but even before the five daily prayers, the Muslims were commanded to pray twice a day, once in the morning, and once at
night, and that was the only, you know, act of a Buddha, that they were given in Makkah itself with the inocula over the Shahada itself, from the Pillars of Islam. But in terms of after the Shahada, Zakat was not given the psalm of Ramadan was not given Hydra was not given Salah was the only one that was given in the early stages. What is the significance behind that? Because that is what keeps one's faith alive. Right? Your serenity, your relationship with Allah subhana wa tada the source of it is Salah, right? So unless I know without that is why he tells the believers was dying, no, but somebody was Salah, that seek help with patients and with Salah. So that is why from a very early
phase, it was given to the believers. Next point, it is the only act that has a public calling to it. Ramadan doesn't have a public call to the cat doesn't have a public call to hide. She doesn't have a public call to it. Yet the Salah itself has a public call to it. In fact, you're prohibited from doing business transactions, when that call has been given that is how severe it is that you give up your business transactions at that time. Next point. It is the defining characteristic of the believer it is the defining characteristic of the believer. Next point, it is the biggest expiation of sins after the Shahada, meaning that the thing that will forgive our sins the most is
the Shahada itself, after the Shahada, the thing that will forgive our sins the most is the Salah itself. So people who want to achieve forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala let them perfect their statement and understanding of the Shahada, and then after that, let them perfect their Salah, because nothing will forgive their sins, like the Salah itself. So the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he gives the example. What do you think of a man that goes and bathes in the river five times a day? They said you
Rasulullah he would have no dirt left on him. So you would think that perhaps the Messenger of Allah says Allah was talking about Voodoo over here that you clean yourself, you'll be extremely clean with every Salah with every will do that you make, but the promises show them he goes on to say that this is the example of the one that establishes the Salah, that he continues to perform the Salah, till he has no sense left from the minor sins. Likewise, every time he goes down into the core, the sins fall off his shoulders, just like the sins just like leaves fall off of a tree. And finally, we know we're in such a beautiful season right now that you look at the changing of the colors and some
of the leaves are starting to fall already. This is a reflection of what a believer is like when he's in real court that arises in Rico, his sins are just you know, continuously falling off of him just like the leaves fall off of a tree. It was the last piece of advice in terms of commands given by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam before he died, so they weren't the last words of the parser setup. But it was the last command that the power system gave to his oma or sola sola when my mother gets a mannequin that continue holding on to the prayer continue holding on to the prayer and that which your right hands possess now the default over what is the term right hand possessed mean
over here is Allah subhanho wa Taala His Messenger sallallahu Sallam referring to the slaves, or is he referring to the Zakat, or is he referring to the Zakat itself. We won't get into that difference of opinion but it's good to know the difference of opinion is there. So the very last commandment that he's giving to his oma is Asana, Asana, that meaning that hurry to the prayer established a prayer, don't mess around with your prayer, right everything else one can have room of flexibility with but when it comes to the Salah, there is no room for flexibility, you have to make sure you establish it. And that is why it was one of the dying pieces of advice of the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam. And the last point is that it is the last thing that will be lost from this religion. The last thing that will be lost from this religion mean that when you look towards the end of time, the Quran would have taken away the Shahada. Some people will say the words and they you know won't even know what it means. But the Salah will be the absolute last thing that Allah subhanaw taala takes away because it is the thing that protects people the most. So it is the last thing that Allah subhanaw taala takes away. Now, in terms of the individual benefits of Salah, individual benefits of Salah, meaning you as an individual, what do you get out of the Salah? First
thing, it is an opportunity to escape stress in difficulty. And this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to seek his comfort in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says July Isla Cora Cora to me for Sala that the the prayer has been made the coolness of our eyes. And in some narrations the pastor seldom told me that retina be higher below the grantors comfort with the eye than Oh Billahi min so that we can establish the Salah. So the Muslim, he's supposed to strive hard in this dunya earning his risk and he strives just as hard for his Acura in worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that break that we need from the dunya throughout the day because we're so
engulfed in it, it comes through the Salah. So it is a time for your body to recharge. So just like your body needs food. Your body soul needs its nourishment through worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala so you keep your body healthy through food and exercise. You keep your soul healthy, through the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala at the head of the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Salah. Number two is that it protects an individual performed from performing evil and lewd deeds, if preferred prevents an individual from doing evil and lewd deeds. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Welcome to salata. insalata 10 100 fracture, you will conquer and establish the prayer. For
indeed the prayer preserves one from lewdness. And since now Does this mean that an individual that performs his Salah yahama cola is not going to be prone to sins. No, that's not what it's referring to at all. In fact, all of us are prone to sin from the best of us to the worst of us. What this is saying is that it will prevent you from doing the major sins, especially those that are public and lewd in nature from being done. Because when an individual has a connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala and he constantly has his next Salah on mind, then it will prevent him from doing those great acts of disobedience. So not acts that make one human because the small since that's what makes us
human. The major sins are what truly make us sinful. They're the ones that truly make us sinful, and an individual that is consistent in his salah and perfects his salah and works hard for his Salah then unless I know what Allah will prevent them performer from performing the major since the lewd and evil of them. So now how do we understand that an individual perhaps they pray five times a day
The fall into a major sin. This can be understood in one of two ways. Number one, is that perhaps did not perform their Salah properly. You know, even during the time of the Sahaba della Whitehorn, those that were new to Islam, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would have to correct them in their Salah, you know, a man came and he prayed, the prophet SAW I saw them he said Elijah was suddenly for in the column to solve the the go back and pray for because pray, right, so he had to teach it to them. So it's Salah is a process of learning. So if you if any of us notice that perhaps you fall into these major sins, even while we're establishing the Salah, it's an ideal opportunity to learn
about the Salah itself so that we can prevent ourselves from those sins. A second way of understanding it is that sometimes some of the sins that we perform, are actually a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala may not the actual sin itself we performed the sins due to our own weakness, but the result of that sin or what Allah subhanaw taala wants to see from us after that sin is the test itself. That do we allow ourselves to go astray? Or do we use the regret from the sin to further strengthen our relationship with Allah subhana wa tada and that is wave Nakajima Rahim Allah, he talks about the sin that led to paradise. No sin one of itself leads to paradise, but a lot of us
and most of us, when we perform a sin, we feel that remorse and we feel that guilt and it is that guilt that leads us to perform extra step far extra acts of goodness, which will in turn, lead us to have closer ranks with Allah subhanho wa Taala and extra ranks with Allah subhanho wa Taala. The
communal benefits of the Salah. The establishment of the Salah in congregation is a form it is mandatory for each and every community to have the establishment of the Salah. Now why is that actually the case? It is number one, a cause for the preservation of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning that the salado Gemma or the congregational prayer is considered from the Shire of Islam, meaning it is from the open visible things are examples of Islam. So it is what is a cause of preserving the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so I Muslim the prophets. I saw them it is mentioned that when the pastor said we used to go on any expedition, he would never go on to that
expedition inside of a village until he waited to hear the event. If he heard the event, then that expedition would not take place. But if he didn't hear the event, that is when the expedition would take place. So it is a clear visible sign and the preservation of the oma wouldn't have itself. Number two, it is a building of bonds of brotherhood. It is a building of bonds of brotherhood, people who come together to pray together, Allah subhanho wa Taala keeps them together. And people that don't pray together, then Allah subhanho wa Taala allows their hearts to deviate and separate and that is why you see a lot of the problems we have internally as a community is because we're not
establishing the prayer in congregation now doesn't mean you have to be come to the same machine five times a day. If you can come to the machine same time if I say mostly five times a day, that's great. But establish the salon congregation wherever you can. Because that is what keeps the the the oma united because these are the same people that you will see on a daily basis that will lead you to ask them how they are will lead you to get to know them will lead you to work together for common goals. Anytime you need advice, you know you can get advice from them anytime you need a friend, they're there for you. It leads to the oma becoming strong through the congregational prayer.
Now we get into the issue of accountability of Salah meaning, what are the things that are needed for Salah to become mandatory upon a person what are the things that are needed in order to for salaat to be mandatory upon a person number one is that Salah becomes mandatory only upon a Muslim it only becomes mandatory upon a Muslim Salah is not mandatory upon the disbeliever Salah is not mandatory upon the dis believer. Now there's a verse in certain modesta that I'm sure a lot of us has heard when Allah subhanho wa Taala he says masala comfy sucker call Unum na communal masala mean that the people of general they will ask the people of Johanna what is it that cause you to enter
the Hellfire The first thing they say is lamb knuckle mineral masala mean that we were not from those that established the salah. How do we understand what I just said that the first condition of summer becoming mandatory is Islam. And then the people of Paradise are the people behind them saying that was caused us to enter to power Johanna was the fact that we didn't pray. How do we consult between the two good
people in Japan that they were talking to where
poop stains and gentlemen forever. So that's one we're looking into Google scholars did say that, that these people are in fact, two believers. And one of the reasons of getting punishment in jahannam is the abandonment of the Salah, or, you know, not performing the soma properly. That is one way of looking at it. But there's another way of looking at it as well.
This sort of madatha show number 74. How do we understand it? I'll give you guys a hint. It has something to do with some of the verses before it or after it.
So then I guess that would require that you need to know so what?
Anyone Going once, going twice, go ahead. I love awkward, save the oma.
Fantastic. How do you tie that
accent so when you look at the verses before and after it, the verses gone c'est la comida mousseline alumna Kanata Manu skin Wakanda noho, ma de la quinta, new kv obioma de meaning that there was a series of crimes that they were performing, that they didn't establish the salah, they didn't feed the poor people, they were hanging around with people that were leading them astray. And on top of that, they didn't believe in the Day of Judgment, they didn't believe in the Day of Judgment. So the their sin for entering the Hellfire was not just the fact that he didn't establish the salah, but in fact, they weren't believers to begin with. And that is why when you have an
actual fact based discussion, that are disbelievers applies to the secondary principles of secondary matters of Islam, meaning, like the Salah, and the zurka, and the fasting of Ramadan, the conclusion that we come to is, this only becomes mandatory after the Shahada, that nothing the Shahada is of the utmost importance, and then these matters. So after they say the Shahada, then these matters become mandatory upon them. But before the Shahada, these matters are not mandatory upon them. That is why the first thing that needs to be done is for a lot to be become mandatory, is that Islam needs to be present. Number two, is that there needs to be sanity. So someone that has lost their
mind, he is no longer comfortable with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this temporary Sangha is sorry, the sanity, or presence of sanity can be long term and can be short term. So for example, you know, someone goes through a major traumatic experience, they lose their mind for a couple of weeks, a couple of months. During that time frame, if they're not able to pray, or they don't remember to pray, or they don't know what prayer is, then they're excused from that. And likewise, it could be something that is completely permanent, that is a law lifelong test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Another example is as people get older, as you get older diseases like Alzheimer's become president,
you start losing your memory, you started becoming, you know, unaware of your surroundings and your timings. These people are no longer considered people that are conscious, right? At that time. sulla is no longer mandatory upon them, they should try their best to pray, they should be reminded to pray, but it's no longer mandatory upon them to pray at that time. Number three, they have to be post pubescent meaning they have to hit puberty, they have to have hit puberty, how do we define puberty over here, for a man, it is either his ability to procreate, or his or the presence of pubic hair, under the armpits or in the private areas, or if neither of these have taken precedence taking
place, then they say by the age of 15, he's considered post pubescent for a woman, it is through the beginning of her menstrual cycle, or the beginning of the pubic hair between the underarms and the private areas. Or if neither of these two take place, then after the age of 15, or at the age of 15, she's considered post pubescent but the vast majority of the time, they'll say no more than 99% of the times one of those two signs of puberty usually become present between you know, anywhere around the age of 12 and onwards 12 and onwards, in some cases, you will get an even lower than that, it can be seven, eight, and nine. In the books of fuck you find cases where you know, women started
menstruating at the age of seven, eight and nine is not commonly in our place in our age as well. But if you look in places where the weather and climate is very, very hot, there are cases of where you know women will start their menstrual cycles at a very, very early age. So from that time, they have been considered post pubescent and they are commanded with Salah. Then number five is a state of awareness, a state of awareness means the person has to be physically conscious. So a person could have had be a Muslim, he could be saying he could be posted pubescent and you know he is he but he's like unconscious. So during the time that you're unconscious, you're not commanded with
Salah so you have to be conscious of that you have to be conscious of that. So these are the times are these are the things that are required in order for Salah to become mandatory, who could repeat them for me. What are the things that are required in order for select to become mandatory?
Go ahead. Yeah, no in front of Hamza Yeah, go ahead. Yeah.
So this age, age, meaning what does that mean? So like you have to be
above the age of 15 or 1515, or like, just a push to be best and that's fine. Okay?
You have to be saying, fantastic. If you're unconscious, then you're accountable. Okay.
And the biggest one, the very first one we spoke of,
you can't remember. You have to be Muslim. You have to be what's the insula is only mandatory upon the Muslims, I was only mandatory upon the Muslim which leads us now into what is the ruling of abandoning the Salah. What is the ruling on abandoning the Salah. Now the ruling of abandoning the solide has many scenarios to it, we will discuss those scenarios. So Scenario number one, the one who denies the obligation of Salah so someone who says you know what, Salah is not a part of this Deen it is not obligatory upon this oma. You do not need to pray by consensus. This individual is outside the fold of Islam. This individual is outside the fold of Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala
answered the Toba verse number 11 he says for Interbrew, akar masala will add to the cafe one are confident that when they repent, establish the prayer and give this a car that is when they become your brethren in faith. So an individual that denies the Salah, the obligation of Salah then he has no Islam, he has no Islam. Number two, the individual who denies who abandons the Salah, out of laziness or other reasons he stabbed he abandons the Salah, out of laziness or other reasons. And the scholars differed on three opinions on this matter, they differed on three opinions on this matter. opinion. Number one, it was the opinion of Imam Muhammad it was the opinion of Mr. Mohammed
and he said that this person is to be killed as a Kaffir. This person is to be killed as a Kaffir. His proof for this was the verse in Surah Toba verse number five, so to tober verse number five multicam sampled cattle were Allah subhana wa Taala, he says, but when the sacred months are over, slay the polytheists wherever you find them and take them captive and receives them and lie in ambush for them everywhere. But if they repent and establish the prayer and pay this occur, let them go their way Allah is Forgiving and compassionate. So here Allah subhanaw taala is referring to the disbelievers that were engaging the believers in war. So here in my Muhammad, he used this verse is
saying that if you don't see them establishing the Salah, then this is disbelief is the the primary form of disbelief is not this is not establishing the Salah. So therefore, this individual is to be killed as a dis believer. Number two, the opinion of Mr. Medic and Imam Shafi that this person is Muslim, but he has a facet, he is Muslim, and he has a facet and he has to ask to repent. For three days he has asked to repent for three days. And if he doesn't do so, then the head is implemented upon him, the heart is implemented upon him. And he is not a disbeliever or an apostate though. So meaning of the establishment of the Hydra takes place, but not the punishment of Apostasy, just the
punishment of HUD. So he's given three days to repent. If he doesn't start praying within that time, then that is when the head is meant to be implemented upon them. This is taken from the mortar even my Malik 2278 that Omar the Allahu anhu. He said, Why didn't you imprison him for three days and feed him bread every day and ask him to repent? Perhaps he might come back to Allah and consider his command or ally was neither present nor did I order this, neither did I accept it when I was told about it. So more of the Allahu anhu he was told about an individual who abandoned the Salah, and they didn't ask him, you know, give him time to, you know, repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and
they had just killed him. Well, you know, without giving him time to establish the salah again. So I'm out of the Aloha Nui responded this by saying that you should have imprisoned him and fed him and give him a chance to repent for three days. Likewise,
opinion number three is that this is the opinion remember hanifa that this person is a Muslim but a fast sec, and he is not to be killed, but rather he is to be imprisoned and beaten until he repents. He is released to be imprisoned and beaten until until he repents. And if he doesn't, then he is just left in prison then he's just left in prison. This is based upon the hadith of Abdullah bin Masuda the Allahu anhu that the prophets alongside them said that it is not permissible to spill the blood or blood of a Muslim except in three instances. The married person who commits adultery, a life for a life and the one who forsakes his religion and separates forum the community mean that is
those are the only three times in his life could be taken. So therefore this person is to be in present. He is allowed to be beaten, but he cannot be killed. He cannot be
killed. Now. These this first discussion, as you can see, is in an idealistic scenario that you're living in the Muslim state. What do you do in that situation? And the modern day, you know scenario of this, we're neither do we live under, you know, Sharia law, nor do we have in some Islamic establishment. What do you do with an individual that doesn't pray? You know, for a lot of us, it's very easy that you don't handle Allah subhanaw taala made Salah easy for us, we start to look down upon people and you're like, you know what, these people are useless. They don't pray anyways. I'm not going to give time to them. But when you look at what our teachers say what our scholars say,
they say that grab these people by the hand and take them to the masjid. That is how you get people to reestablish the deen. It doesn't come by looking down upon them. It doesn't, you know, benefit passing judgment upon them and telling them, hey, you're Catholic, if you don't pray, it comes by softening their hearts, and showing them that they need this prayer is by softening their hearts and showing that they need the prayer. So all these fifth rulings, while they are a part of our legacy, in terms of modern day application, is it's not possible to implement this in our current circumstance and time. What is possible to implement in this given time is that you take people by
the hand, bringing them to the masjid, when you pray, remind the people around you to pray as well. If they choose not to keep being persistent, keep asking them never give up on asking them because you never know when that moment will come, where they will be guided. And I'll tell you something from experience. The best time to give someone dour for Salah is when they're going through like a big calamity. So they've lost their job, they're about to get to get a divorce, something else big has happened in their life. That is the perfect time to give them the power to reconnect with Allah subhanaw taala because it is in those times of calamity, that the heart realizes how weak it truly
is. In alternative our spirit we forget about Allah subhanaw taala but we're in calamity, it becomes weak and we recognize our weakness. And we want to find that strength. So we naturally turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is why in those times of calamity, the heart naturally longs for stronger power and naturally strong longs for Allah subhana wa Tada. So the best thing that you can do with someone that is going through a trial is be a good friend to them, and lead them to Salah, lead them to salah and you'll notice that it will be a life changing experience with them and inshallah, from that time on, they can become more consistent with the seller, they can become more consistent with
the seller. Now, there are two things I want to mention. And then we'll conclude for today but then later on. Now, the ruling on the conclusion on the ruling of the one that abandons the Salah imama. Now we said Malika Shafi Allah Subhana Allah, Allah have mercy upon them, and the majority of the self and the third have considered that the person who leaves their Salah has not disbelieved, but rather has committed an evil sin and is thereby asked to repent. Either he does that or he is killed as a prescribed punishment, meaning I had, this is what he meant no, he said in the shelf of Sahih Muslim. So this was the conclusion that the vast majority of scholars did not consider the person
who abandoned the Salah once in a while out of laziness to be a disbeliever. But rather, they considered him to be a fascistic, meaning that someone that was transgressive against the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Some of you might be familiar with the photo of Jacob novalja him Allahu taala, where he says that the individual that didn't even set his alarm clock for Salatin fudger could be considered a disbeliever, because it showed that he didn't have that care for Salah. This opinion of Jacob nobles over him Allah was a very rare opinion. In fact, you don't find and in fact, I do not know of any other scholars outside of modern discourse that held this opinion. In fact, the
vast majority of them were not of this opinion. So I would say that was a very rare opinion. It was a very rare opinion. And what I want to conclude with, and this is perhaps, you know, after all this theory that we've taken, the most important part of the halaqa How does one become consistent with the seller? How does one become consistent with the seller? And the first thing I'll mention is a book that changed my perception of Salah itself. I was probably around 13 or 14 years old when I was given this book as a gift, and it is called the prayer and its effect on increasing one's he man and purifying the soul. The prayer its effect on increasing a man and purifying the soul is by chef
Hussain allawah Sheikh Hasina washer from the students are shackled by Nero malata Allah and this book for me was a life changing experience because you know, growing up as a young child didn't speak Arabic, Salah was just you know, one ritual after another when you learn about the great effect that Salah has in terms of sins being forgiven, reconnecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala revising the speech of Allah subhanho wa Taala remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala given the best opportunity to make dua to Allah subhanaw taala in such the one one has all of these things present in his mind before he established
This is the Salah, then it completely changes your Salah. And then the second book I mentioned it already, you know the secret to prayer Bible, Abraham Allah does translate to English now, so no one has an excuse not to read it. Those two books are I believe are life changing experiences for anyone that struggles with the Salah. Let's summarize some points over here, an individual that's having difficulty praying. Number one, you actually need to open up your heart and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make you consistent in your Salah. I started off with the doggy Brahim mighty Salaam, where he himself is making blood for himself and his progeny. RBG animoca masala tea I mean the reality
that Oh Allah make me someone that establish this as a Salah, and from my progeny as well. So make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that he makes you someone that establishes the Salah. Number two, always surround yourself with people that pray, your ability to pray, is almost going to be completely contingent upon those people around you. You'll notice that when you are surrounded by people who will even hear the event, and they don't pray. Over time, it will wear you down, you will think to yourself and she will come to you. These people are doing well in school, they're getting good jobs, they're getting married, they're well off, and they're not praying, why do you need to
pray. And in your heart, you're not going to believe that. But slowly shaitaan uses this to wear you down. And you'll notice that if you have a rock, and it's one of the hardest substances we know and just drop drops of water on it. Eventually that water will penetrate the rock. And Such are the whispers of shaytaan. So when you decide who your friends are, when you decide who your spouse is, when you decide who your roommates are, one of the very first things you want to look at is how do these people treat their Salah if they're not serious about their Salah over time, you may lose that seriousness as well. It's like you're trying to run up you know, a 90 degree Hill that's what it's
like. And you might take a step or two up, but unless you're spider man at the end of the day, you're not going anywhere, right? So surround yourself with people that pray and Salah becomes easy with love itself. Number three, never ever make your goal just to pray five times a day. Never ever make your goal just to pray five times a day. I give you the example of three people. One that prays his father prayers, his Sunnah prayers, and his novel prayers, one that praise his father answering the prayers, one that only praise his fourth prayers. Each and every one of us will go through phases of Eman going up and down. The individual who's the mind is going down. And when shaitan
attacks him. He's establishing his father son that knuffle prayers. When he gets a text and his email goes down, he will lose his knuffle prayers, but he still has his father and son, the individual that has his son and forth, he will lose his sooner but he will still have as far as to hold on to the individual that's only praying his fourth prayer when his mind goes down and she thought gets to him. He has nothing to protect his Salah. That Salah needs to be protected with extra layers of Salah. So your Salah till fourth is only protected by the other prayers that you pray if you're not praying your prayers. So if you're not praying your sinner prayers, then your
father first become exposed and you when your mind goes down, it is feared that your fourth prayers will go down as well. So always make an effort to pray more than your first prayers and your priority in doing that is start off with your with your and your sooner afrasia prayers these to the process of always prayed and they're very very simple. In fact, you can't get simpler than just adding one record to your daily ritual. Select the mother only needs to be one record. You can recite sort of the fact you have corsola height and play one rocker and you've done it with their prayer you feel your mind is comfortable you can move up and your sooner for fudger to it as well.
Allah His Messenger Salaam Salaam, he says that there is nothing more beloved that the sooner 5g is more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala than all of the creation then what is then what is between the heavens and the earth and everything that is in between all of that. And what's yours with one system recite in this in this
Kalia Catherine and canola had to have the shortest tours in the Quran. Right So unless messenger assassin is making it easy, and then you add to it, you know choose the other sinner prayers and add to it and the more you add to it, the more you protect your fourth prayers.
Number four is learn the secrets of the prayer itself. Meaning that there's such deep wisdom behind each and every aspect of our Salah. Why do we recite Surah Fatiha in every single Rakhine every single Salah Why is sort of fattier, so specific.
You look at your total fatty deposit some divine defines it as a private conversation with Allah subhanho wa Taala that when the slave of Allah says and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen Allah
I know what Allah tells all of the angels. He tells all the angels that my slave has praised me. And then it goes on back and forth is a conversation with you and Allah subhana wa Tada. So we all want to talk to Allah subhanho wa Taala in shortall Fatiha in Salah, you're actually talking to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is one of the secrets of prayer. understand the meaning of Allahu Akbar, as I mentioned, why do we start with Allahu Akbar another form of Vica to remind us and everyone around us that there's nothing more important in our lives right now. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala, nothing more important to remind us of that. When you're in such the, it is the moment that you're closest
to Allah subhanho wa Taala, even though Allah subhanaw taala is above the seven heavens, when you're in such that that is the closest you get to Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of righteousness. And that is the time when Allah subhanho wa Taala will answer your prayers, right. So you have an opportunity to ask Allah for whatever you want. Only a foolish person would want to miss that opportunity. You're an opportunity for your sins to be forgiven throughout, starting from the time you make will do on the drops or will are falling off of you to the time when you are in recall to the time that you're standing. Anything that you go through your your sins are being forgiven, even
before that, in fact, from the time that you start walking to the masjid, Your sins are being forgiven. So once one realizes that, you know, we're all sinful, we all need our sins to be forgiven, established the salah, and your sins are forgiven. So this is what we call the secrets of the prayer. And this is you know, in summary, some of the topics that we shouldn't bring up with people that are struggling with their prayer, like I said, being judgmental, passing a ruling on them. It's never benefited anyone in the history of Islam, you come someone that doesn't pray, you tell him, you're cafard good, he's gonna start praying at that time, it'll be like Get lost, you
know, I don't care what you say. It's not gonna make a difference in his life. We don't these rulings don't benefit anyone, but bring someone to the masjid granting them to pray. That is what makes a huge difference. That is what makes a huge difference. So inshallah, starting from next week, we will be getting into the actual topic of Salah. It's going to be a six week class altogether. And we do have two ways of conducting this class. And this is what I want to ask you guys now, I know masala tomato Cola, we have a very large number here today. The hotdogs usually aren't like this. And I know retirements want to weather down. So those of you that are planning on
being consistent, can I get a show of hands? Who's gonna be consistent for six weeks? inshallah? Does that come? Okay, so now we can actually take your, you know, opinion into consideration. There's two ways that we can do this class way. Number one is that the foundation of this class is based upon this book is called civil to Salah by shaking the theming that I'm allowed to honor, as a very concise book, it's roughly about 200 pages, and the font is actually quite big. It's actually quite big, right and a lot of spaces in between. So it's very doable to finish this whole book in six weeks from cover to cover. But the only thing we will cover is whatever stick him with me or him
Allah says in this book, however, at the end, you can say, I have completed a book with a student of knowledge, that is a title that you can claim for yourself. Or the other method that we can take is that we can use this book as the foundation. And then after that, the class will be based upon three books, this book will have itself this book over here called the profit spirit described by shikara, Daniela himolla. And this is one of the first books you know, I read when I was like 12 years old, life changing experience for me. I learned about Cerner, I learned about the Sahaba I learned about the importance of you know, following our setup of this book life changing experience, and is the
actual first original copy as well. So you'll find like some of my like scribbling notes in it as well. So there'll be based upon this book, this book, and then as a supplementary source, we'll be using this as well. Oh boy, he says pick up Sala class notes from a Muslim. So we can combine all three of these, we will study matters in a lot more detail, but we can discuss fewer matters we can discuss fewer matters. So now it is up to you guys, how many of you would prefer option one when we finish this book cover to cover?
Okay, fantastic. How many of you prefer option two where we go in more detail and we discussed fewer matters. Okay, so since option two wins so that's what we will be doing within lightoller last thing I need from you guys is I would like to hear from you guys. What are some of the most important topics you would like covered in this class to make sure that I don't miss over that so I can know what is important to you. So for those of you that are attending the class, what is something that you feel we should definitely cover inshallah
the other two books that you mentioned for us to eat? Yeah, I'm getting two books on Salah after this discussion. Will you be covering those type of topics? No, that was just in this introduction. We are very rarely will we get back into that because we're going straight into after this inshallah what days to pray
What do you mean?
By ways of Frank
so yes, what we will be discussing is the difference amongst the mazahub you know, in terms of where do we place the hands do you do it earlier days or not? Those things will definitely be discussing in Sharla.
So, that's what's important to you know, I'm looking for things that are important to people. Like there's a reason why all of you are here. I want to know why are you guys here in class when he topic which is confusing for everyone?
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kosha insula, okay. We're not going to be touching on time, because that's not from the light stuff. So I was to just read the two books that I mentioned. I'll mention them again, inshallah. Go ahead.
Somebody's leaving. So when you come in there already prank How do you do? Like, the proper way of joining the Salah? Yeah, fantastic. Good. livan guide. All the different types of
the different types of prayers. I don't know if we really do all of them. But we'll do with the main ones. inshallah, we will definitely do the main ones go ahead and
bind your effort. Okay, so different scenarios. So particularly in the winter time, like, you know, the slot times are associated to short. What can you do in that situation? Fantastic. Go ahead.
Yeah, that's really cool. Sure. So like I said, Go back to those two books, because that's outside of the scope of film itself. Go ahead and villa. And what do you see in between, like,
in your city? So the different types of Vica that are done in Silla? Fantastic. Go ahead.
So like, how did you set it to so fantastic? Yep. Go ahead. You said that, because it is not included? Yes.
If you're teaching how to join us,
if you don't do
well, that's why you're here for the first session on how to attain Nicholas Shaw. And the points that I mentioned, that will help you attain that for sure, inshallah, and going back to those books that I mentioned, will help you attain who show and is not like, when it comes to the topic of short, if people just learn how to do their Salah properly, don't naturally have for sure, right? People lose who show because they're not doing their Salah properly. Right? On the one. Go ahead. What is your plan?
before you ask the question, what was your plan
in terms of like the
right word covers a lot of stuff. You said six weeks, right? Most of my original plan, something that I learned very early on is that I can have a plan for my students. But that plan means nothing, because that's not something that they want. And if the students aren't interested in it, they're not going to pay attention. So I'd rather teach you guys something that you want to learn then rather than me forcing you to learn something, I want you guys to pay attention to what my original plan was, ideally, I would have loved to have one through this book cover to cover because that's my general method, I'd like to cover something from end to end. So you guys have a resource at the end.
So I'm just hoping that now that we're choosing a second method is becoming mandatory and understand my words mandatory for you to take some sort of notes either on your phone either on a laptop either through hand or you can prove to me how you have like a manual bakary type memory and you know, memorize everything, but some sort of note taking needs to take place. Go ahead.
The woman one like if you pray with people who were praying in different ways, you have to conform to their way of Salah. Okay, like some some people see I mean,
right? So, what can you do in that situation? Fantastic. The back
It is a description of the prophets prayer, but it goes outside of it as well. It goes outside of the prayers
of this No, but this is the English equivalent. It's called the prophets prayer described was by a different scholarship Albania, Ramallah
it's available online, even for free, even for free. There's that one website I always return to. I don't mention it publicly because being recorded when it comes to me after and I'll tell you what you can download
anything else? Go ahead anyway.
I can understand why that'd be very relevant to you. You know, let's find out what that is. Mr. solemn generally tells us not to praise people to their faces, but as a form of inspiring the community. This is a man over here, amen. How old are you?
He's 1300. He finishes Hello, the Quran and this pastor you were leaving, as well. Correct. So this is an inspiration for ourselves and for our children, that Lino living in the West, going to school full time, he was one of our students at the Islamic school. He can still manage to finish their hips. So I
Pray that Allah is fine with Allah blesses him and protects him and grants all of our children so 50 memorize the Quran. I mean what
your opinion is not at a point
like the moon is taking place is over. Okay.
just a couple of minutes too late
one single book cover to cover Yeah, did you as a teacher think we would be achieving more knowledge courses if we go with those three books and getting those so i'll tell you why I prefer the book method because you would cover the entire chapter of salah and at least have one strong opinion in every matter. So every topic that comes under Salah, you will have a strong opinion to stick with me or him Allah was a very strong Sookie, you would have one opinion on that matter for sure. So as a student of knowledge that is just beginning their junior students studying knowledge. Following that opinion, I believe there's nothing wrong with it. So you would have you would need you would know
what to do in every single circumstance
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like I said, I don't want to sell my taking. So it'll be a learning experience. We'll see how it goes. Now if I find that this way didn't work. This book only needs six classes. So this way doesn't work in Sharla one of the later classes will actually cover the book of Salah with them itself. Now we've done that I've covered everything.
We have just a few minutes till the actually the event should be going any minute inshallah. The last thing I want to mention is what are resources that you have available in the English language on the topic of Salah itself in the English language on the topic of Salah. So the first thing I want to introduce you to is this, the prophets prayer describe a shekel Bani Ramallah so you can find your hammer Allah was the great one of the great Hadith scholars of our time. And he's done a very great service in reviving the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and checking the authenticity of a hadith. And his approach to this was finding most authentic narrations
pertaining to the salah and presenting them to the reader presenting them to the reader. Now, this is a good discussion on Salah itself, but one should not restrict themselves to this book alone. Further reading should be done as well. Number two is you have a book, according to the Hanafi madhhab which is called the
prayer of the believer prayer of the believer. And this is by shakerley Abdulhak and he describes the prayer according to the Hanafi madhhab from beginning to end. Then there's also an introduction to Hanafi Fiqh by Sheikh Mohammed Akram nadwi by Sheikh Mohammed Akram nadwi. And in the Hanafi Fiqh, I would actually prefer that one more than the book of chivalry other than the book of chef, the idle, Huck,
a third. So this would be a fourth book now, you have the book called reliance of the traveller reliance of the traveler, it is a book in chef a book.
And it's been translated completely. So it covers all the chapters of a book, but it has the chapter of Salah in it. The only disclaimer I would give in it is that the appendix is of the books are not written by the original scholar, they're written by a modern day scholar that introduces a lot of his own opinion, be careful of the appendixes. But the fic wouldn't have itself is very good. The fuckwit of itself is very good. That's according to the chef, a method, then the next book, according to the humbling method, there's two books, I would recommend two main books I would recommend, according to the humbling both have actually three main books, I'd recommend calling the
method. The first book is called the mainstay, the main stay. And this is a translation of the book by Dr. Holland, it was published by advise publishing, so that's, you know, completion of folk, according to the humbling method. Another version of this book was translated by Shahada mill Hodge is published by iph. And I can't remember what he called his translation, but that website that I tell you, you can download books for free, it's on that website. So that's an introduction to the humbling method. And the third book that you have in the harmony method is a translation of an Malacca selfie by Sheikh Saleh and fosun is in two volumes, but it has the chapter of Salah in it as
well. It has the chapter of Salah in it as well. Then moving on to the last method, which is the Maliki might help. You have the translation of the mocha demon Eben Abizaid, the mocha Diem of Eben Abizaid that has been translated into English as well by I can't remember the first name but the last name is beauty. The last name is beauty, and that books been translated English language. So these are all good, amazing resources to discuss the thick of the actual Salah cover to cover great resources. Now in terms of the most important topic pertaining to the Salah, staying consistent increasing one's EMA and attaining Whoa, sure. I already recommended two books on that. The first of
them was by Sheikh Hasina guasha is called the prayer its effect on increasing demand and purifying the soul. And number two is called the secrets of prayer. The secrets of prayer and this is by eminent Kareem Rahim Allah. Both of these books are in English. So these are resources that are
are available in the English language. It would be great if you guys can go through these books while you're studying here as well, just so you'll be familiar with the topics. If you don't have access to any of these books, then simply what I would recommend is go through any book of Hadith like Al Bukhari say Muslim, especially shouldn't tell me the answer without those two especially focused on filk. And read the chapters of Salah there, just so that you're familiar with the narrations, and then you'll get context about those narrations through these classes based on the heater Allah. So classes will continue every Tuesday night. For the next four weeks, we will be
doing it after maglev. As Muller comes earlier, we might change it again. But for the next four weeks, it will be right after so lots of chocolate. So just Xochimilco and for your attention. We'll conclude with that. So panicle Lohan will be having a shadow night and the answers are critical to blue lake wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh