Channel: Omar Suleiman
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I said I want to come back and play but I can't. So welcome back to Allah loves. So we talked about consistency. And if you take the idea of consistency, the methodology of consistency as being the most beloved quality of good deeds, you then have to pair it off with the most beloved of good deeds. And we know that the Prophet peace be upon him said the very first thing that you will be asked about on the Day of Judgment is your prayer, a Salah, the prophet peace be upon him as he was passing away, he said, A salatu salam was still so benissa your prayer, your prayer and treat your women well. So prayer is the most fundamental practice pillar of Islam after a person enters into
the fold of Islam with the testimony of faith. And the Prophet peace be upon him taught us to pair off consistency with this fundamental pillar. This had teeth that we're going to cover today is from our beloved Massoud, may Allah be pleased with them. He said, I asked the Prophet peace be upon him, a huge family I have with Allah which of the actions are most beloved to Allah, the prophet peace be upon him responded a Salatu Allah Bhakti her prayer on time. And another narration, the prophet peace be upon him set us all out to the overly work to have prayer at the beginning of its time. It sounds really simple. But let's talk about this for a moment. You know, a lot of times when you're
talking about piano Lin and tada, we have prayer and all of the sooner prayers and these different extra DS that we could do. We forget the bare basic prayer, the first thing we'll be asked about the obligation, the most important part of our religion, which is the five daily prayers, praying them on time, guarding them, making sure that you're following all of the pillars of the prayer itself, making sure you're not omitting anything neglecting anything. That is the most beloved thing that you can do to Allah. So even though we should be talking about the night prayer and we should be talking about the Sunnah prayers, because those serve as a cover for those prayers, realize that
this is the core of it all. And that's why the Prophet peace be upon him said that on the Day of Judgment. When a person comes and they have deficiencies in their obligatory prayer. Then Allah says, well, where are the voluntary prayers, and Allah starts to fill in the midst obligatory prayers are the deficiencies in the obligatory prayer. So the voluntary prayers are meant, in many ways to cover for the deficiencies that you have in the obligatory prayers. And we obviously have thoughts that take us away from our prayer, things that happen in the prayer, distractions, all of these things that happen. But let's focus on this for a moment prayer at the beginning of its time,
what makes it so beloved to Allah. And this is the case for all of the prayers except for slaughter. So except for the issue of prayer in which there's preference in delaying it a little bit. Now, what makes it so special? It shows Allah that when you hear how you Allah Salah Hyun fella, come to the prayer come to success, that you are longing for him as you come to the prayer. I have no idea may Allah be pleased with them. He said come to Allah, the Calvin Mushtaq with a heart that is longing for him with a heart that is an anticipation of him the Prophet peace be upon him used to say edicion Abbey hyah Bella, comfort us with the prayer, ob la he said the prayer was the coolness of
his eyes. So prioritizing the prayer shows that you're prioritizing a lot in your life. Now a lot understands that there are things that get in the way in terms of career and school and sometimes travel and things that will cause you to have to push a prayer to a later time within the boundary. Of course, if you're traveling, combining those prayers, but still on your normal day, at a normal time. How early do you pray the prayer once the window enters of that prayer, and you'll notice how to love that at the end of the day, you're going to pray the same five prayers. It's just the mindset that you have some people wait till five minutes before the next prayer. Some people do it
five minutes within the first prayer at the end of the day, you're still praying the same five prayers but it's an attitude, a mindset that you have with Allah. And Allah says in the Quran about the hypocrites with a comma in a salty, calm kosala. When they get up for the prayer, they get up lazy, they don't feel like doing it. It's just like they're dragging their feet. They barely catch it. A lot also tells us about the nations that came before for Holloman. burdine holophone Allah, Allah, that there came after them a people that lost the prayer with Tibet or Shahada and they followed their desires. And so because of that, they would find punishment, and I'm gonna I'm gonna
help topple the law. And we commented on that he said, first of all, a lot of Sala they lost the prayer means that they started to delay the prayer beyond its permissible time so they would pray the equivalent of a prayer at the time of Muslims instead and that if you delay your prayer enough, habitually, eventually you're going to start going into the next prayers. Eventually you're going to start missing prayers altogether. It's just a natural regression that takes place and then they followed their desires in the eye of that
Before that verse Allah mentions in sort of medium, that there was a group of righteous people, when they heard the verses of man when they heard the verses of the Most Merciful hug procedure then were bulkier than they fell on their faces in prostration and crying. And Ahmad had a very beautiful way of explaining this verse He said that that verse where Allah mentions the righteous, they had huddle, which is to, to humble yourself in bodily fashion to stand before Allah and the proper way to guard the physical elements of your prayer. So they fell on their faces in prostration. And they had Whoa, sure, humility, which is the internal discipline that caused them to cry. This next
generation lost the physical discipline, and they lost the internal discipline. So outwardly, they lost their prayers, inwardly they longed for other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'll end with a very powerful narration from Mr. hemella. On this idea of prayer. He said, He that definitely Allah, that when a person when the servant of Allah enters into prayer, filmen, taffeta, and then he turns away from Allah, not a physical turning away from Allah, but internally turns away from Allah. Khan, Allah azza wa jal, Allah says to that servant Yeah, have the Illa Ada Hydra Mini. Oh my servant, where are you turning to? Are you turning to better than me? Have you found something better than me
more worth it than me? So again, start with the basics and especially in Ramadan, if you can get anything right if you can get your five prayers done on time and make it a habit to start praying it early in the time so that you don't start missing the prayers, then that would be a blessing tasked with Allah subhana wa Tada. And the Prophet peace be upon him said that when a person comes on the Day of Judgment, having prayed their five prayers on time, not omitting anything out of understanding their importance than they have a promise with Allah, that he will enter them into paradise. We ask Allah to enter us into paradise to forgive us for our shortcomings, and to make us
amongst those who longed for him along. I mean, does that mean no hate on them? It comes down to like what counts?