Channel: Saad Tasleem
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah.
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone here. Thank your community for inviting me out here, especially my dear brother and my respected elder, and a mentor of mine.
And people often say, I don't say this about myself, but people say that this is one of the cool shifts, or they tell me, you don't look like a chef. And I usually tell people, if you want to see a real cool chef, and inside out cool chef, then you have to go talk to shut up.
Anyway, the chef said that we're gonna have questions today, is this too loud? It's really loud. I feel like it's really loud. Okay. Also, this is one of the only communities
in which I feel like I'm in a sci fi movie because of the headset.
Play. But so the topic is actually the topic, the broader topic is the night and how the night relates to a believer. One of the amazing things about the nighttime, is that the nighttime is very special, whether you're a believer or not. One of the things that psychologists often discuss is that nights are usually considered a spiritual time. So they talk about how usually people are more willing to share. And they're usually more in touch with their feelings and their emotions at night. And this is why you see when people go out on dates and stuff like that, when or when do they usually go out during the day or at night. So I'd usually people go out on dates, at nighttime and
even like, Valentine's Day, during the day, everyone's busy trying to buy gifts and everything like that, but all the dates are at night.
So people are more likely to be in touch with their spiritual side, and their feelings and their emotions. And what Islam does is that it takes advantage of this time. So while other people are busy doing other things, a believer takes that spiritual time, and they take that emotional time, and they devote it to their Lord. And one of the things that the scholars often talk about is that the night is a testimony of a person's love. So whatever a person loves, you'll see that they'll usually devote their night to that. So if a person's only concern in life is to have fun, and party and maximize pleasure. They'll spend their night trying to do that. If a person's concern is their
afterlife, and their love for Allah, then they'll spend their night in concern about their Aha. And they'll spend their night devoted to Elijah were dead. As Elijah said, it wouldn't have been a manual. I should have been to know that those who believe they're stronger and their love for a lot as a man hustle and bustle. And I often quote Imam Hassan docilely because he was one of us in the second generation, one of the Tetbury and he was in touch very much with our spiritual side. And I think if his words are applied to our times, there's a lot for us to learn. So this Imam Hassan Belfry was one of great humans. He was asked by some people, they said, why is it that we can't
bring ourselves to pray pm name. So they said to him that we try so hard to get up in the night and pray to Allah, but it's really difficult for us to pray. And the Imam said that it is your sins, or your desires that have kept you or that have restrained you from getting up in the night.
Now, oftentimes people talk about the bare minimum, and they talk about, you know, us as Muslims in the West, a lot of times we are told that the very least that we can do is just do the bare minimum, meaning we have to just survive in the West, meaning as long as we are at least praying our five daily prayers, we're doing okay. And I would tonight want to present to you a different theory that our salvation doesn't lie, meaning if you want to become better Muslims, if you want to be better parts of society. We don't we shouldn't just do the bare minimum. Rather, it's when we go above and beyond that we're going to find our salvation. And this is what you see in the in the early
generations. The Companions, for example, that when they were presented with the extra actions, the actions that went above the bare minimum, this is what made them special. And to say that the companions on the left that on home, didn't make a huge journey and their spirituality and their connection with Allah is not true. I mean, if you look at the jolly Arabs in the state that they were, they were in there were in a far worse state than a lot of us. So are present to tonight that if we're really looking to become better Muslims, we're looking to improve our relationship with Allah azza wa jal. It will lie in things like pm Mondays
The extra x. So if we strive to do the extra x, it is in those x that we're going to find that our spirituality will increase, and we'll become better Muslims. And we'll find that connection with Eliza Jen. And we go back to the Sunnah of the Prophet send them and we see how he treated preeminently the person um, first of all, he told us that after the five mandatory prayers, meaning after our five daily prayers, the best, the best prayer for us, is the night prayer. So if we're looking to improve our our spiritual nature, and we're looking to become better Muslims, after the five daily prayers, where do we turn the night? And this is why the prophets I send them if you look
at his son, I shall have the lowdown on her she tells us about one of her nights with a prophet SAW the lights in them. She says that the process of them was sleeping next to her and he got up in the middle of the night. And I shadowed a lot. And she says to the party send them she says, Where are you going? And he says, I'm going to worship My Lord, and I shall the law of the land. He says well, law, yada sort of law I would love that you sleep next to me, but I will not keep you from going to worship your Lord. And then she says the past send them got up, he made will do and he started praying. And when going into suju there such as their prostration. The priest said he would tap the
feet of ice or the law of the land, and she would pull her feet in. Do you know why he would tap her feet and why she would have to pull them in.
Because the apartment of Ayesha the quarters of eyeshadow, the law of the land were that small. Some scholars even say it was four feet by six feet. That was the apartment of eyeshadow the Allahu Dona Ana, but this was the the spiritual nature of the Prophet sallallahu Christendom and we know that the process of them, he would pray so much for him, he would spend so much time in prayer at the night that his feet would swell. And this was a Prophet's a lot of cinnamon when he was asked that why is it that you do this? Why do you put yourself through such hardship and cause yourself so much pain when your sins have been forgiven? The person whose sins were forgiven by Elijah Wood done? And
he says I've had a cone where I've been shakoora so shouldn't I be a grateful servant to Allah azza wa jal, and this is the same teaching that the priest said I'm conveyed to the companions, the cinema would walk this the streets of Medina at night. And it said that he would go to the house of abubaker of the law that on and he would hear about him, praying family,
but I will but cuddle the law that he would recite in a very low voice. And then he would go to the house of aroma. And he would hear a mother reciting praying family. So he would then say to, to our to our buck, can you say yeah, yeah, but raise your voice. And then we would go to the Aladdin. And he would say, yeah, aroma, lower your voice. So what we get from the story is number one, the companions what they did during their nights, they spent their nights in worship. The second thing that we understand from this is that the prophets of Allah who sent them taught the companions, how to be good Muslims, meaning it wasn't just about, you know, the mandatory X percent of train them in
becoming good Muslims. And part of that training part of that, that school that the prophets and the Lyceum established, was teaching them the importance of family and the right amount or the lack of data and we know that it is said about him that he would spend the whole night in pm and this is something that I know a lot of us we we find strange we find strange that how could somebody spend the night in a family? And the reason is that Earth mountain or the Aloha that I found sweetness and enjoyment in the pm more than any other thing in life. So while we find enjoyment or or we enjoy sleeping or rest at the mountain or the Aloha that at times, would pray the whole night because it
is in that which amount of the a lot that I'm found enjoyment.
It's no secret. It's no surprise that our oma today, our nation today is not doing too well. And I hate to be negative, I hate to be you know, negative about issues. But this is just a reality. And the point isn't for us to become depressed and say, we're a goner, and there's nothing we can do. The point is how do we bring ourselves out of the situation? And how do we become like the companions of the Alliance?
And this is why one of the things that is often said by the classical scholars and even scholars of our time, is that if we want to rectify this oma, if we want to change we really really care about this oma, we really want to change this oma, then when we will not be able to do it except that which change the beginning of this oma meaning if we really care, we really, really want to progress. Now we're Muslims living in the West and we care about Muslims in America. And we really want Muslims to be in a better state. Then we have to look at the some of the processes
And how the companions did it. And it is in that, that we're going to find our own come to life.
And the thing about the companions, like I mentioned, is that what they had, and what is missing from from our time is that that attribute of going above and beyond the bare minimum, if not our bus, or the later on in our bus, what
he says about the companions, he said, I did not see a single companion.
He said, I did not see a single companion, except that they would take something from the night.
Meaning they would pray some type of pm and Les, it'll be out of the La Jolla, and he was one day with the profits a lot I send them and he brought the prices, send them some water for will do. And I sent him saw that this companion he had, he had something on his mind. So he says to him, says, Yeah, it'll be sent. He says, Ask, ask what you want. He says yellow suit Allah lucam. What? a duck religion. He says, O Messenger of Allah, I asked for your companionship in paradise. And the person said him, says our head of Alec, is there anything else that you want? He said, Who duck? Is it? That's it? That's all I want. The process send them said to him, in the I don't know if sick,
because let's see. He said, so help me help you. By increasing in your search the meaning if that's what you desire, you really desire from your life to be in paradise with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that increase in the cerebellum, that person could have given some long, drawn out answer, and say, you have to do this, and you have to do this. And you have to go ahead and do this. And we need to fix the community. And we need to establish this and do all these kind of things. But the price that I'm told him one simple thing,
he said, increase in your such though, meaning get in touch with this prayer that Allah azzawajal has given us, our Salah, our connection with Allah azza wa jal, if we cut that off, then how do we ever expect to become better Muslims. It's like a person who's in the hospital, and they have an IV in them. And they pull it out, and they expect to get better, they expect to get fed. And that's just not going to happen. So if we cut, if we cut that connection with Allah, meaning we stopped praying, we stopped seeking the help of Allah, then we're never there's no way to ever improve. There's no way to ever ever get better. And one of the questions one of the most asked questions I
get from young people, is, you know, what, my email is just not doing too well. Like, I have a dip in my email. And I just don't feel it anymore. Or a lot of times, people who start practicing Islam, they'll have this email, and Hi, and they're doing really, really well. And then a time will come, where will they be like, you know, it's just doesn't feel the same anymore. Or a lot of times reverse. And Congress will say, when I first became Muslim, it was the most amazing experience of my life. And I want that back. I want that experience back. And one of the first questions I asked these people, is, how is your connection with Allah? How is your name? When was the last time you
got up in the middle of the night? Or in the last third of the night? To pray to your Lord? And if the answer answer usually is, well, I don't, I don't really do that. I mean, I just try to do my five daily prayers. I'm just happy if I can get that in. And I tell them, I say Listen, if you're cutting off your connection with Allah, how are you going to get better, you can't expect your email to just get fixed all of a sudden on its own it's not going to happen you have to take steps for you to become a better Muslim you have to take steps to reach that level of email. This is why the companions they were in a constant state of very bad and worship to allies. And this is why they
reached the level that they reached in their in their email it because they never gave up they were constantly worshipping Eliza, which it is said about even Mr. Rude on the lot that I that his worship of the night was like this. He would pray Uh, sorry, this is in the room, like a lot. And he would pray in the masjid. And then he would pray his son, and then the in the mustard, they would put out a bed for him. And he would sleep. He will sleep for a little while. And then he would get up and pray to cosmic will don't get up pray today guys have prayer. And then he would get tired and he would go back to sleep. And a little while later, he would get up and start praying again. And
then he would get tired and go back to sleep. And it would continue like this until the last third of the night. And when the last third of the night would come, he would get up. And he would start praying. And he would pray to other guys and then two guys, and then two hours and then two hours. He would keep praying until he thought fetchit is coming coming in. And he would say to the companions, he was a spanner. He say has has has the best pleasure to come in as the morning come in. And it was a lot but like you still have time and you would keep praying.
Until fetcher would come in and he was about to come in and he would pray one record of
till end is night prayer. And you see it is because of these type of things that companions were at the level that that they were they were at. And you compare that to the other side of the coin, the lifestyle of just being attached to this life, and using your your knight to serve your dunya instead of using your knight to serve your IRA. There's no success in that. So a lot of times, you know, one of the common things you see in our culture in our society is people work nine to five jobs, and they get the weekend off. So the weekend is meant to maximize fun because they spent their week working, and they're tired and you know, or they're going to school, or whatever it is, they're
there, they worked. And now it's time to play. So they'll maximize their fun on the weekend. And they'll say, Listen, I only have a couple hours. That's why you see a lot of people though, they'll stay up in the night. And people who go who go clubbing and stuff like that, they'll spend the whole night clubbing because they're using their night to benefit their dunya when a believer uses their night, to benefit their setup,
when it comes at pm and one of the advices I often give when I give this advice because this was the advice given to me by my teachers, is if you want to print pm and nail, all you have to do is just try it. And I'm not talking about spending a third of the night praying or half of the night praying. I'm saying get up 10 minutes before,
just 10 minutes before, we know the person that told us that it is the last third of the night where Eliza gel comes down to the lowest parts of the heaven. And he asks, he says which one of my servants is seeking my forgiveness, that I may forgive them. And which one of my servants is seeking My mercy that I've made the merciful merciful for them, which one of my servants is asking of me that I may give to them.
And that that third of the night is still there in the last 10 minutes before if I choose. So all I'm saying is wake up 10 minutes before if I do not know or not two hours before if I jump 10 minutes before if I jump and try and pray Pamela Lee and experience this amazing spiritual nature that Eliza has given us this blessing that Eliza done has given us and when you get up in the night, number one, you'll see your heart transform, you'll feel your heart unlike you've ever felt it before. And I know a lot of us and this is a problem which is very, very common. Where we look at Islam and all we see is a bunch of things we have to do. And we're missing that spiritual side of
Islam we're missing that connection with Allah in our Creator. And I tell you that if you're seeking that connection, then get up and pray family you will see your heart transform you'll see this tranquility and peace that Islam is supposed to be you know people talk about Islam Islam means peace and all that kind of stuff. If you won't really want to experience that. Get up in that last third of the night. Get up for 10 minutes and you will see that peace and tranquility descend upon you. Mmm hustle and bustle he was asked they came to him and they said why is it that the people who pray for him will lay they just seem different meaning compared to everyone else in the community,
the name the people of pm lane are just different people. Why is it Why is that the case? Mmm hustle industry, he said to them said is because these people they secluded themselves with their Lord, meaning they they went night time and they secluded themselves with their Lord for obasa home beanery and
close these people with his new the gift from Allah azza wa jal for these people who spent their nights in the pm will name or spent a portion of their nights in pm will name saboteur bonanni or mo Montana, one of the tambourine. He talks about himself and his journey with family. He says I spent 20 years of my life trying to pray pmla and it was very difficult upon me. He said I struggled every night with family. I tried and tried and tried and you know, it was difficult for me. He says after those 20 years of pm Elaine, I spent another 20 years reaping the rewards of the first 20 years, meaning it became easy for me to pray Pamela and not only was it easy,
he began to enjoy a pm lane, meaning pm Lane was now pleasurable to him.
And this is why Pam Elaine is the thing that once you make it a habit, there will come a time where you will be sad if you miss family. And that's that's that's the reward. That's what lies in the family name. And I know I know, I know it's difficult for us to to imagine that right now. Meeting imagine a time where we get up in the morning. And we and we have tears in our eyes because we were not able to get in for pamban and I know that's hard to imagine. But I tell you this was a lifestyle of the
companions. And, and and the early generations, if they would miss a single night of Pam and name, they would get up and they would be in tears because they missed that amazing spiritual experience that lived before them.
So it just says about about the early morning and about two companions can kalila minalima hedgerows that they would sleep very little from the night, very little open at home, you're stuck and in the time before fudger they will seek the forgiveness of Eliza. This is the methodology This is the way of the believers that we sleep you know, a portion of the night but the recipe devote to Allah azza wa jal will bill us how do you Mr. Pharaoh, and in the in the time for federal, they seek forgiveness. And I had a lot I I asked you and I asked myself, when was the last time we got up before fetcher and we said are stuck for a long.
One, when was the last time we did that.
And I remember spent a lot till this day I was in I was in the University of Medina as the chef mentioned. And when I was in Medina, one of the things the students would do is that we would carpool to go prefetch it and the prophets of light cinemas, Michigan, so I used to live off campus. And sometimes I would drive to campus, pick up some friends and we would drive to the process of admission. Now while leaving the machine a while leaving the university. Sometimes there were students standing outside because they knew somebody is going to the mesh, somebody's going to push them as much as they'll get a ride. And we saw somebody standing outside. So I pulled over and I
said get in is one of the students. And we started driving to the masjid. Now the mustard is about a 15 minute drive from the university. And I remember till this day, the brother who got in throughout the whole ride, he said first he said a semi naked when he got in and do the whole ride. He said istockphoto la istockphoto istockphoto istockphoto for 1520 minutes, that whole ride and this is obviously before 5g because you have to get to the person as much as early before if I'd love to be able to pray in a good spot.
And then when we get to the cinemas much did we park and before getting out he says to us says the icon might be cool. It says my brother's What is wrong with with you? He says how can you do not seek the aqui do not miss the club?
It says Lima de la jolla. So why is it that you don't seek the forgiveness of Eliza Jen, this has happened to her agency or been us howdy homea stuff that is in that time in the morning time that they seek the forgiveness of a lesbian. And it is at that moment that it hit me that I don't do that. I mean, I know for a fact, there's people amongst us that we have been awake before fights at times. And I know what's going to happen because Amazon's coming up and you know, punches really early now. And I know people are going to be up during the night.
But I realized at that moment that I've spent a lot of nights being being up and being up before. But never did I seek the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal, and that brother does Allah had he taught me a lesson. And later on, I actually found out that this brother,
even before coming to the university, he was a scholar in his own country. And before he ever stepped foot into the university, he was he was a scholar, and that brother on that day, taught me a lesson, and mailwasher reward him. So the companions going back to the companions, you look at the lives of the companions, and you see that the lives of the companions were not easy by any means, you know, and we tend to think that our lives are difficult. We're living in difficult times, and we're dealing with tests and trials and stuff like that. I assure you, no matter how hard we think our lives are, the lives of the companions were much harder. But the companions lives were
beautiful. They had something beautiful in their lives. And you have to think there were companions that were tortured. There were companions that were killed in battle, there's companions that would lose a spouse, because they died in battle or something like that. They went through immense tests and trials. But if you look at their lives, their lives were absolutely beautiful. And the question is, how, how are their lives? So beautiful? What did they have that we don't? And you see, it's the spiritual nature that they had that we're just missing. We just don't have that. And so we look at these tests and these trials and these hardships in life. And we crumble and we were crushed. We
can't move forward. Because we're missing that connection with Allah. We've never prayed commonly. We never tried that. We never we never had that experience. And you know, one of the things that people often say, and you've probably heard this before, they say Islam is a religion of ease. Has anyone heard this before? Islam is a religion of ease. This comes from I had these the person that would push them said, a dino yourself that the religion is ease. Now a lot of people will look at this hadith. And they'll say, well, Islam is ease. So if I find something in Islam, which is difficult, I don't really have to do it right, because it's not as easy. So if it's hard for me to
pray, the five daily prayers, I said, I'm sorry, a dino yourself.
I don't have to do it.
Now this is one understanding. The correct understanding is that Islam is by no means physically easy. Anyone who studied a little bit of Islam will tell you it's Islam is not by any means physically easy. How many of us and I'm not going to ask you to raise your hands because I will raise my hands, I will raise hands. How many of us find it difficult to get a professional on time every day? Me? Right? Everyone does. So you're telling me now that this is easy? Of course, not. Islam, we're going to go through tests and trials, and it's not will be difficult. So where is this ease? Where's this is that the prophets of the law and they send them as talking about him or him
Allah Dada, when talking about this? Oh, you know what he says?
He says, the ease of a movement is unlike any other ease. Because on the day when the sun is on top of our heads, and one day is 50,000 years long, and people are struggling. On that day, a believer will have ease.
On that day, a believer will have ease and I ask you, is there any ease more important than ease on that day, the ease that we have in this in this this life, these short life, we have 2030 4050 years, whatever it is, compared to 50,000 years, and an eternity and aka that is ease that is true ease, not easy in this life. And if you really want to speak about this life, and you want to speak about ease in this life, I will tell you how Islam is easy in this life. It's not gives us something that is beyond physical ease. And that is the ease of our heart, the ease of peace and contentment in our heart. And this is why Islam doesn't promise you to be physically eat like at ease, subs, I
promise you, you're not going to feel pain and hardship. But what Islam does promise you is that if you follow the commandments of a law, if you submit yourself to Allah, if you submit yourself as soon as I send them, then you will find ease in your heart, you will be content, like the companions were content, you will go through tests and trials and you will be pushed and shoved. But your heart will be at ease. This is the ease that Islam promises us.
And this is the ease that we will find in a family
that we may be physically in pain. Physically, it may be difficult for us to get up and worship.
But once you try it, you will see that that peace and contentment is useful. A Dino user will lay the Prophet sublicensing spoke the truth when he said do you use?
Indeed certainly the dean is yourself.
And it really amazes me how sometimes that there are people who have never experienced family, apart from animal bone apart from that one month where everyone's praying to heavenly, they don't know what a family is. It's like it's it's not even part of their religion. It's something something strange for them, like what am I literally talking about?
And I say down Subhanallah How can a person live their whole life and they've never experienced Bamba near the never experienced that beautiful moment that Allah has given us. That's very sad of light. And I feel sad for myself when I if I don't prep him a name, because I'm missing out on that amazing opportunity. And then you think there's people who've never experienced that. There's Muslims and Muslims. There's communities full of people who have never experienced this gift from Allah azza wa jal. It's beautiful time that Allah has given us. We haven't we haven't experienced that. So I say to you, what I'm about is coming up a month where we know the rest of them told us
the angels of the Shelton are chained up. What does that mean? The shelter chained up? What does that do for us? If the shelter chained up? Does anyone know? How does that benefit us? In which way?
How does that help us if the shelter entertained up?
Right, exactly. They don't tempt us. Okay, that's one thing. The other thing that we find is that it is easy to worship Allah in Ramadan.
This is why you'll see that in the month of Ramadan. You'll find people on the mission who have never been to the Machu Picchu and never been to the masjid ever before. There'll be in mustard Ramadan, and you'll see someone who cannot get up refriger cannot pray their five daily prayers. You'll see them come to the machine and stand for 20 hours of prayer.
They'll stand for hours worshiping Allah azza wa jal because this is the gift that Allah gave us in the month of Ramadan. He said Here, take this month have this spiritual journey and come out a better Muslim.
So I say to you the month of Ramadan is coming us this month, use this month to make pmln a habit
where we adapt we adopt the sun now the Pisces in them and change your life. Change your spiritual nature. Change your connection with Allah azza wa jal one of the amazing things about Pam and name is the aspect of seclusion and in our society, everything is very public, especially now with Facebook and Twitter and my Twitter page
YouTube, everything is public now and we almost don't have a private life. And that's kind of sad in a way because we're missing out on so much good and we're missing out on this personal time. And Kamala gives that back to us. When everyone else is sleeping passed out snoring, the lights are off and everything we get up and we pray to Allah when nobody else is watching. And I tell you there's almost nothing else that will give you that charge of Eman back that is lost that sincerity in your worship if you're seeking it get up from family and when you get up you're realize there's no one watching me right now. There's no one here to impress there's nothing this hat that this isn't even
watch him upon me. It's not fun upon me. It's not mandatory upon me to get up and pray. But I'm doing it Why? Tell me any other reason why you would do that? Why would somebody get up for family
to get closer to Allah that is the only reason that is the only reason somebody will get in for Camberley. That's it. So if you find yourself getting it from family, you know you're working on your sincerity, you know you're building your connection with Eliza did Elijah says that the Jaffa you know, boom, bah, bah, do you get your own auto boom, whoa, whoa, whoa, Tamara Marzano that those who they abandon their beds, they forsake their but their beds, and they call out to their Lord hobo tomorrow, in fear and hope. Meaning this is this is the feelings going through are going through are going through us at night. We're fearful of the punishment of a law and we're hopeful for the
reward. What matters and from what Allah has given them they spend. And then the next is for Allah munaf, some yellowman karate iron Bhima can we know that nobody knows what has been hidden from them from the joys does not count as a reward for what they did.
So you know what the scholars say about these is, they say this is an example of a desert woman gentleman, that reward is given according to the act. So because these people they force, they forsake their beds, they got up and they abandoned their beds. In a time when nobody's looking. They're hidden from everyone, what is their reward? What are the next is say they're given a reward, which nobody has seen. And this reward is special for them. Nobody can imagine this reward it is because they forsake their beds, and they left everything and they got up in seclusion to Allah there's nothing else there there's no one else there. And it gives them this reward.
This this reward that nobody can imagine does not count as a reward for what they did in the past set him said that the that the example of of the night prayer to the day prayer is like the example of a person giving charity in public and a person hiding their charity
the seclusion that the satisfaction you feel in your heart when you know you're not doing it for anyone but Eliza widget that is the night prayer that is the the training that the night prayer gives us. And inshallah I'm gonna end with one last thought and that is this.
If you're having any type of problem in your life, any type of problem, the answer lies in family. The answer lies in family. If a person a believer is trying to repent to Allah, they're trying to turn a new leaf, then their answer lies in the family. Their sanctuary is permanent the night prayer
If a If a believer is fearful about their soul, and this is a lot of us where we fear for our souls that we're about to fall into some type of sin. We're about to be tempted or tested or tried.
Pray family, the answer isn't a family. If you want to build for your asset if you want to, you know, build and establish your your data so that when you show up on the Day of Judgment, you're successful, look for the provisions in combinate and that's what the family has to offer you this is what the night prayer has to offer you know, before ending and I know I have the line I hope we're all like encouraged and charged up to MMA. I wanted to give you seven tips that will help you prep him and lay inshallah down.
is to not go all out when praying family and I know that may sound counterproductive, counterproductive, but hear me out a little bit.
I'm hoping now in sha Allah that all of us today will go home and prayer Camberley inshallah Tada, right. Yes, inshallah. Now where we will be tempted to get up and pray like an hour of family and the two hours of family because we're charged up and we're really excited about prank families and you want to experience that spiritual time that I talked about.
But I tell you to take it easy
that get up for five or 10 minutes
But get up for a time that you can be consistent with the profits otherwise send them said, a headbutt our man in a lie at the WeMo ha, what is that the most beloved actions to allow are those actions done consistently, even if they're less, meaning it is better for us to pray five minutes of pm Monday for the rest of our lives than to get up and pray two hours tonight, tomorrow, we pray an hour and then nothing after that. If we're consistent with this, that will help us for our family. So keep it small if you if you can get up and pray two hours of the rest of your life and you know that and haven't done enough alone.
Tip number two,
make the intention to pray pm and nail before you go to bed. That's one of the what is one of the amazing things that the prophets Eliza them it's like a it's like a one of the the tips that the person actually gives not my tip, just the tip of the process. And the person said that a person who goes to bed
with the intention to prep family meaning for going to bed, they said inshallah tonight I'm going to pray family, and they set their alarm and all that stuff. And they wake up in the morning and they realize budget is already in and they missed a family, the President said this person will not only get the reward for family, but they will also this sleep will be a southern call for them will be a charity from Allah, meaning they will have a blessed sleep. They'll have Baraka in their sleep. So if you made the intention, and you got up in the morning, it's like a win win situation handled. If you made the intention and you woke up, you got to prep families, that's awesome. If you if you made
the intention, and you didn't wake up, you get the reward for family. So that's tip number two. Tip number three, is tell someone that you're going to wake them up for budget for family. So call up one or your friends or a family member, I'll tell them listen, I got you tonight, don't worry about it, I'll wake you up. You tell them I will wake you up in shallow data. You know what this is gonna do? This is gonna force you to get up. Because now you're responsible for somebody else. You're responsible to wake someone else up. And here's the thing, right? It's not just you're responsible. If you manage to get up and show lontana you are maximizing your reward. Because not only are you
waking yourself up for family, you're waking somebody else up. And you will be rewarded for the act for their action. As opposed to Adam said Munson enough in a semi similar thing has said a fella who I don't know how, why Gentlemen, I mean, I'd be
the person who starts a good son or something good. Meaning encourages someone else in a good deed, they will have the reward of their own action, and the and the reward of the others who followed in that action until the day of judgment. Can you imagine you got up tonight, and you called somebody and you said, Listen, get up for a family. And this person now because of that one phone call. They started praying family and for the rest of their life. And you may because this is the only night you pray to them, and then you never pray to them. And then again, this is the only night cause you're like, Okay, I'm I can't do this, forget this. But they managed to prep him and laid for the
rest of their lives. Now you're getting reward for all of their family. I mean, that's amazing. And imagine that they woke up somebody else and the reward continues for you until the end. Number four, go to sleep early. And I know this is something that you know, we kind of abandon and we don't really think about sleeping early. But I tell you that the person sending them would dislike staying up after Isha. And I'm not saying listen, prayer shall go to bed 10 minutes later, because Adam would sometimes delay his prayer. I'm saying go to sleep at a reasonable hour. And make the intention that you're doing this, not to just to get rest but to pray family, and you'll see your
sleep will be How can it be blessed sleep. Number five.
too comfortable when you go to bed. And at the same time, don't be too uncomfortable. And I know we're tempted in this day and age to buy like the fluffiest nicest mattress we can possibly find. And that's all that's cool. And you know that we hope that that will give us better sleep. But actually I shall he doesn't really give us better sleep. And the thing is, if we're too comfortable, we're not going to be too likely to wake up. And so this is why you see people now that go to the other side of they'll say listen,
sleep on the floor. And I know people will say you know what, I'm just gonna sleep on the floor because I'm going to implement the Cinderella syndrome, and I'm asleep on the floor. And I'm going to have again at 4pm. And then what usually ends up happening is people don't get restful sleep, and they get overly tired. So if they manage to get it from a family and it's like this weird experience where they're tired and this and that and so I say listen, find a bed which isn't too comfortable. And find a fun bed that isn't too comfortable either. So something in the middle and as we know the bed of the system was made out of date palm leaves to the point when the President when he would get
up. He would have marks on his back some alone I need to send them number six and I know
short on time, right?
And good. I heard the other somewhere was this a nice phone? Okay.
So number six, go to sleep in a state of bajada in a state of purity. And this is this another precious element, he instructed us to encourage us to go to sleep in the state of bajada. And you'll find that if you sleep
in a state of will do, you're doing a couple things. Number one, you're reminding yourself of this another person. So you're saying listen, I'm implementing the son of I said them before going to bed. And this will cause you to have Baraka in your sleep. And that, you know, the issue of Baraka and I could give a whole talk on the issue of butter cuts very important. infusing Baraka in our interactions. Because you can have two people they both slept two hours, and one person has no butter cut in his sleep, and you'll get up and he'll be tired, but this other person has slept two hours they had buttock had the dead blessings in their sleep. So this two hours was like the most
amazing sleep they had. So one of the ways to infuse Baraka in our lives and in our sleep is to implement this another person said, No, so take the sun and apply it. That's number six. My last tip inshallah I'm going to end with this is try not to eat and drink too much. And that's what that's one of the things that no one helps us do. And a lot even though I know there's people who fill up before going to bed and I'm abundant, the exact opposite of what we're supposed to be doing. I know I know right now, it's not really a problem. We hope we're all pretty good with not eating too much for going to bed. But the issue really comes up in Ramadan where people they haven't eaten all day,
so they'll like eat a lot, and it'll be really difficult for them to get up and even if they get up they're going to be uncomfortable. So that's my last piece of advice inshallah. And I end with that and if you have any questions, we'll take them down. inshallah.
If you have missed your first prayer, can you make the intention for family Okay, if you missed your prayer before
previous health care well it depends if it's a fault prayer which you miss a day or two ago, then you make up that front prayer as soon as you can. But if it's like five years ago, I didn't pray whatever then inshallah you make Toba from that you seek Allah's forgiveness and Shelley just doesn't has no effect on your your other deeds inshallah. Hold on No, go ahead
baby and he doesn't make a difference any
play the question is if you pray with them, right. Does your saw after that is it considered a Pamela or not so anything you pray at nighttime? Is after after after after your issue of prayer and your son a lot about your son of Russia? Any prayer you pray in the night is considered a pm when made because you're getting up in the night and praying but obviously I said what the best time prep hammer nail is what
the last third of the night? Yeah. Which is a lot of what time it is we
know a lot of anything else with it is also considered Camberley Yes. No.
now the question is thought are we consider Pamela Murray or think yes, it's considered Pamela.
No. Cost The question is if you want to prep them and lay but you're afraid that you won't be able to get up in this case are you speaking about without specifically or just any family? Okay, if you are afraid that you won't get up for a family you can pray pm after Isha. So before going to bed, you pray some type of pm and then you go to bed with the intention I will try to get up and prep him early
in the morning and before 500 so if you're able to do that and do that, no No, no you pray two times you pray family, but you can pray before going to bed with the intention. Now
of course of course you can like I said as long as it's before friendship is considered the last third of the night and that is the most robotic time to pray that is most blessitt time to pray a lot of distance to the lowest part of the heavens to to answer our the iron or what we're asking for total
Could it be a group of families when it's best to pray group Pam and then in Ramadan on to leave it to them alone only know a lot. Okay, if you if you pray your wits out before going to bed
the presence of them said that make your last prayer of the night the widow so it is best to pray the last thing of the night but if you fear that you won't be able to get up or there's a good chance that you won't get up. You can pray or wisdom before going to bed. But if you wake up for him and then you just pray for him and then you pray. You pray to the cause. You don't repeat the widow. As I said I've settled out with Ronnie feeling in a