Channel: Saad Tasleem
Can you hear me now? Yes. Okay. So the talk my talks and Tyler the Knights of believer, what I wanted to do his talk was talk about a subject, which is rarely talked about. The unfortunate situation that we're in as Muslims, in this day and age is that we tend to stick to the bare minimum of what this now tells us. And people have this notion and I think an incorrect notion that if we at least do the bare minimum will be okay. Or, you know, we're living in the West. And we're living in hard times, and we have so many fits in and trials and have so many temptations that we should at least stick to the bare minimum.
Now, what I want to present to you today, is going above and beyond the bare minimum. And I firmly believe that in going above and beyond the bare minimum, is our salvation. So when we adapt the Sunnah of the Prophet,
and the competitors,
in going above and beyond, that's how we're going to find that we're going to be saved. We're going to be free from the temptations of this life, and the tests and the trials, and so on and so forth. So I picked the topic of the Knights of unbeliever, the Knights of a woman how I spend their night. Now, the thing about the nighttime, and this is something that most people can testify to, that we tend to feel that the night is a very beautiful time. And people find beauty in the night. And this is why you see most dates when people go out on dates. What are these dates are they during the morning time? They're at night, right? There's a reason why hold dates at night. And even
psychologists in this day and age, they say that at nighttime at the nighttime, as the sun goes down, as we go further into the night, a person is more likely to share their feelings. And they're more likely to tell someone something that they wouldn't have said otherwise. And we see that a believer takes advantage of that spiritual time, a time where most people are spending, you know, partying or clubbing or fulfilling their desires. A believer flips the coin. And their testimony of their love becomes apparent when
those who believe they are stronger and love.
So they take those nuts, and they devote them to Allah.
And the thing that often surprises us
is that we tend to forget, and we tend to put aside like worship. And we and the reason that a lot of people give is it's difficult. It's difficult to get up in the night. It's difficult to worship allies in the night. And we have to think some kind of lock. How many times have we stayed up in the night, the time when we think that it's hard to stay up for other things. So one of the most clearest examples I know is that a lot of people if they have a flight in the morning, and if it's a long flight, it's usually not a problem to stay up at night. It's not a big deal and they'll step in the night. Or if they're excited about something the next day, they'll stay up in the night or they
have to meet someone important. They'll stay up in the night. And this testifies to the things that they
believe if they love meeting their order, then there will be very easy for them to step in.
He was asked by some people, some people in his time they asked him he said what is it that we find it so hard to get up in the night and worship alive?
They said we try so hard to worship is very difficult. And the amount of data he said it is your sins that have restricted you. It is your sins that have binded you to your events so that you cannot get up and worship
in the night.
The believer they look at the night very differently when everyone else is snoring passed out the believer
Up worshipping allies,
Superjet avakian, those who spend the night
in a state of frustration and says that this is the methodology, this is the way of the believer and the profits of a lot of money, talking about the nightmare. He said that the best prayer
for a believer, after the mandatory prayers after the five daily prayers, the profits of the lower end of the sentence says that the best prayer is the ninth prayer. The best prayer for a believer after the five daily prayers is the prayer of the night. And obviously, there's something in this night in the night prayer that new and this is why he encouraged us to get up in the night, and pray. And so you go back to the Sermon on the providence of the local and send them and you see how he was during the night.
She says about one of her nights, and one of the problems with her. She says the profits have gone up in the middle of the night. He was sleeping next to it.
And I she says
Where are you going? And he says, I'm going to worship my daughter. And she says,
I love that you said that you sleep next to me at night. But I will not stop you from wishing.
And then she says the province got up in the middle of the night, he made me a boo and he started praying. And then we started praying. And when he would go down,
he would tap the feet.
And she would pull the legs off. And the scholars say that the reason he did this is because the roof of the apartment
is very small. And some scholars even say that
was about four to six feet, so four feet by six feet. But this was the kind of the process and then he would wake up in the night and worship.
And we know that his feet would swell and his worship at night. And when it was said to him.
Why do you put yourself through this pain of worshipping alive night when your sins have been forgiven? And said What
should I not be a servant of
the companions of the ones that I they were raised under the tutelage of the prophets of Lovelace. And so they took this methodology, they took this life and they took the night worship from the pockets of life. And this is why the
walk at night, the Knights of Medina, he would go by the
time and I would be standing and standing in the night worship. But he would be reciting a very silent voice.
And then the Senate would go to the White House.
And everybody would be reciting very, very high and very loud. And so the prophets of
Allah voice a little bit. And he would say,
raise your voice a little bit. This was a prophet,
giving the companions, the training, of standing up in the neck. And we know none of the above that I
said that he spent the majority of the night worshiping.
One thing we have to realize is that our mind today, and this is something that nobody disputes. Nobody has an argument with this. We're in kind of weird that we're in trouble a little bit. We're struggling a little bit we're having a hard time.
And a lot of times we seek answers everywhere, except the one place that we're really going to find the answers, we try to solve the problems of this point of our nation, we try to solve the problems of political social problems, the problems with
all these problems, we try to solve it everywhere, except the one place where the solution lies to these problems. Where is that?
in the province.
And this is why we know we say that this
will not be rectified and fixed except by that which rectified the beginning of this.
So those things that made this great to begin with. It is only those things that are going to make this move.
And this is why we have to adapt the methodology of the companions of the love that
he says regarding the companions.
He says that not a single one of the companions that I've seen, would let the night go by without them taking something from the night. Not a single competitive, single companion. Have I seen let them
Night go by, that they didn't take something from the night from family. And now we look at our homework today. And we say how can people take advantage of that night? And the answer is, indeed, a very small amount of people. And so we say, How in the world is this going to get fixed? If we can do this, if we have left the center, the center was so far from the guidance of the Process Center, and so far from something that the competitors took as part of their religion.
He says that he went to the province of loneliness in one day, and he brought the profits on
And the processor looked at him, and he knew that he had something on his mind. So the prophets have
said asks, meaning ask what you want. And he said,
he says, I asked your companionship
in paradise? Isn't that our goal? Is the goal of every single one of us? Isn't that why we're doing the things that we do in life, to spend the hereafter with the profits of the workplace and live in paradise? The process?
He says to him,
he says, Is there anything else that you want?
That's it, that's all? And then the profits on the bottom line is that it says to him?
he says, How can we in helping you by increasing and making system?
So we see that the answer
to this paradise that he saw, was go out and do this or do that? He gave him a very simple answer. He said, increasing making sense, increase in your prayer, and this is how you will attain by companionship in companionship of the prophet SAW,
in the hereafter.
Now I spoke about the two sides of the coin, how a believer they spend their night in a very different way. When the whole world is passed out and sleeping and taking care of their nightly breasts. A believer wakes up and worship alized origin, I believe, understands that the amount of Baraka the amount of blessings that lie in the night can hardly be found anywhere else, that if they were to just wake up and try to worship Eliza agenda, they would see their life change and transform. They know that the prophets of Allah who said them said that Allah azza wa jal descends to the lowest parts of the heavens, Allah, our Creator, our maker, the one in charge of everything,
he descends to the lot in the last hour of the night, he descends to the lowest parts of the heavens, why? Why does he do this? To us, the believers who is asking of me that I'm a gift to them, who is seeking my forgiveness, that I may forgive them, and who is taking my mercy that I may be merciful to them.
And this happens every single night. A believer understands the importance of the night. They don't look at the night when other people look at the night. Most people look at the night as a time to fall asleep, then it gets some rest. Or they look at the night, if it's a weekend, to try and cram as much fun as you can on those nights. What can I accomplish in terms of having fun in these four or five hours I have? This is the average person, but a movement believer there, they have a different mindset. They look at this as an opportunity to meet them or to have a relationship with anyone. And this is why the scholars of the past they would say if somebody doesn't know the
meaning they don't realize how important that is, they only have to do one thing.
But if you really want to know how amazing this experiences, you only have to do one thing.
And that is just try. Just wake up one day.
And I don't mean wake up for the whole night. I don't mean wake up for half the night. I don't even mean wake up for a third of the night. What I mean is wake up for 10 minutes, wake up for 10 minutes and just try to prank him and try to be alone with your Lord, and those 10 minutes that you spend with you and nobody else watching. You're having a relationship with a lot. Everyone else is not there. You're in connection with life. Just try this. And when you feel that sweetness in your worship, you will be convinced you'll be convinced of the importance and of the beauty of pm.
When you pray a family name you will see your heartbeat transform. You will see that your soul will feel like all of a sudden
all of a sudden your soul feel free and you will feel the tranquility descend upon and this amazing spiritual experience cannot be found anywhere else.
It's very difficult, especially in our times to find this type of spiritual experience, this type of transformation where we really feel connection, we feel a connection with our spirituality, we feel in touch with allies. This is very hard to find. But even in this day, we can find it where in the night, this is why I
was sent to him. He said, Listen to him, they said, How is it? Or why is it that the people who pray for you and me, in the people who spend their nights to worship?
Why is it that they just seem different? When you look at them, and they just feel different? And
he said to them, he said, the reason why they seem different, is because they these people spend their night spend their nights in seclusion.
And in return in return, they're more
dresses, in his white
dresses, there is like, this is the amount of
the people who are
the people who stand in the night and worship.
They're just different people. And the best example, that is, like I said, the competitors, that they were different people, they're like, they're on another level. And this is why you read this noise of the competitors. And you're amazed, how could this have accomplished these amazing things. And sometimes it's hard for us to believe some of the things that they did. It's hard for us to believe that they're able to accomplish something things until we looked at how the person realized until they look at their relationship with pm and
one of the tabs.
He says in his personal story. He says for 20 years of my life,
I struggled with pmma, meaning I fought my knifes I tried so hard to prep them. And then every night was a struggle for 20 years of my life.
He said, But after those 20 years, for the next 20 years of my life, I was consistently able to get up and worship
epmd with ease, meaning it was was no problem after that.
tells us is, is that it's not a matter of it's just easy, and some people can do it and some people cannot. It requires work. Meaning to get up in the night and pray to allies origin, it requires work. And it's going to be difficult, but the reward is just as amazing and deserve that reward matches what our actions. So the more we devote ourselves to allies,
we know that the people who spend their nights and pm they reach a point that not only is it not difficult to get
the day they missed
the day they're not able to get up.
They feel something is missing.
And there's reports of crying, meaning they woke up in the morning and they were crying and people said Why are you crying and they said, Hey, we're not able to get up and worship our Lord at night, our sleep overtook us. And they were saddened by what happened.
He made it his habit. This is why he said
that he would pray Asia and MSG, and they would put out a bed for him. So he was sleeping
right after his shift.
And after a little while he would get up.
He would get up and pray to us.
And then he would try to pray more and then he would get tired and fall asleep after that. And then he would get up again
and pray to the house and then go back to sleep. And he would do this until the last third of the night. When the last third of the night came in.
He would get up Nick will do and start crying. two to two tu tu tu
tu tu tu meeting when you want to get up in the night and pray start praying to them as soon
they say you would pray to keep praying, keep praying, keep praying until you can see that the sunlight coming up. And he would say to the companions
has the has the sun come up as has his budget about to come in.
There's still some time and he would continue. He would continue and continue and continue praying, praying, praying
until he was about to come and then he would pray and
this was the habit of this is how he he led his life Kelly
They would sleep very little from the night, the competitors
from the night and sleep very little.
And in the in the time of forfeiture, you see forgiveness from them.
Remember until this day is one of the days when I was in Medina, what we would do sometimes is that we would get in the car before and pick up some brothers and sisters.
And one morning, I used to live off campus, I went to the University of Medina to pick up some friends. I picked them up from the machine, and we get from the university, and we're about to drive to the process of the machine can outside the university, there's usually students standing because there's cars going out and they get 19 people to go play.
So there was a brother standing, and he waved us down, and we put them in the car and started driving towards the seminar. Now, mind you, this is before visitors coming because you have to get to the early to catch up on time, and you want to get to the machine before the end.
And this brother, no matter where him throughout the whole journey, it was a good like 15 minute drive from the university. You think the last the last?
And then when we get to the question, I will never forget this day.
he says my brothers What is wrong with you? He says he said to us, he says Why are you not seeking the forgiveness of allies? So agenda? Don't you know that allies origin says
that in the time before the seek the forgiveness of Eliza.
And from that day forward, I will never forget that, that if Allah gives me the chance to wake up. I remember that brother
that he taught us on that day, that is that time to make a step up. And later on, I found out that that brother in this country is a scholar is a scholar, and he came to Medina just to you know, get the recognition. But before he had come to Medina gets recognition, meaning being certified having a degree to go back to his country. But even before that.
He was a scholar. And I learned a lesson that did
you look at the life of the companions, with everything that they went through all the struggles and trials that they went through, and everything that they sacrificed, you look at their lives, and their lives were absolutely beautiful. And there was companions that were tortured, tortured, like we can't imagine. And they went to tests and trials like we can never even think of. But if you look at how their lives were and how they felt, it was absolutely beautiful. This tranquility and this peace, that they was something that we rarely rarely feel. And you wonder, how is it? How is it that everything that they went through? They were happy, they were content? They were in a place where
they felt peaceful? It was because of their connection? Or was it just because of their family and their quality?
of longlining? And this is why we know that Islam brings peace, there's no doubt. Islam is a religion of peace, no doubt. But how do we understand this? You know, a lot of times people will say to you, they'll say at the user that their religion is have you heard this before? The people telling you, it's not as easy
that the religion is.
So people use this to say, Well, if you find something difficult,
you don't really have to do it. So if it's hard for you to pray five times a day, don't worry, man, it's not a big deal. Right? Religion is nice. This is how people interpret this. What is meant by a degree is
that the religion is ease
is that if you were to follow Islam properly, if you were to devote your life to snuff, if you were to follow the follow the commandments,
and be in a state of worship,
you will find ease in your heart, meaning your body might be struggling, your body might be in pain, but your heart will be at ease. And this is the greatest teams, as
you said that the ease that a believer feels
is the ease on the Day of Judgment. When the sun is on top of our heads when a day is 50,000 years long. On this day a believer feels ease and they will understand what the status of the puppet Civil War it was when the prophets have said
that their religion is peace.
struggle in this life, they they worship
life. And on that day, they understood the statement of the profits of
the month of Ramadan is coming upon us a month where we worship aligns religion where almost everyone gets up there. Almost everyone prays double. The amazing thing about the month of Ramadan is that in the month of Ramadan, worship becomes easy.
Monday, the shelves are tied up, they're chained up.
And one of the implications of this is that we find that it's easy to worship.
This is why you see people in the machine in Nevada that have never come to the machine before the whole year you won't see them in the machine, but
you'll see them get up and pray 25 million bricks. Why is that is because they made it easy to worship Him in the month of November.
And this is why this is the time of the month of Ramadan is the time to take advantage of this ease in worship is the time to train ourselves to pray family is the time to train our bodies in our knifes our soul to beat the worship to
this is the time the month where we see that the worship becomes easy. That is the time that you not only worship realizes that that month, but you carried over to the rest of the year. And this is why the scholars say that a proof of a person's proof of the success of a person is I'm alone if there was accepted by law is if they worship a lot after the way they worship a lot.
So if you find a person that Mashallah they became a Christian, the imprint, and they pray. And they do and Mashallah to give charity, and they did this.
But after the month of Ramadan,
they dislike, you know, this monk came in and went into, nothing can change, they left all this stuff. This means that there was something missing in their ribbon, there was an issue in their sincerity. And there was a problem with how they're approaching.
Meaning it's just like a seasonal thing you do, it goes away.
There's a problem. But if you see that a person comes in, they come to them. And they start worshiping, and they make all these changes in their life and their rooms. And they continue. Yeah, it may not be at that exact same intensity, but they have taken something from them.
They're taking something small for the month of Ramadan, at least at the very least they take in.
At the very least, they learned that I would wake up 10 minutes before,
not an hour before, not to just
wake up 10 minutes before and effectively. And they taste that sweetness. And it's really amazing. When you think about this people in our culture today who don't know what is acceptable, if it all comes down to understanding. But once all the leaves have no idea what it is, they don't understand it, like it's not part of their religion or something, is it and it's even more sad.
If a person comes and lives this life, and they never get to taste the sweetness fell in the family in praying the night prayer. And it was very sad. It's very sad that there's people from amongst us today who have never tasted the sweetness at the end of the day. They have never tasted that seclusion with their Lord.
They've never tasted that intimate time with their Lord.
That the people forsake their beds, meaning they
they get up by how how tomorrow, out of fear and hope
is between fear. The fear and hope of the fear of punishment, and the hope of reward causes them to forsake their beds.
they stem from that.
And what do you know, and what the no soul knows what has been hidden from them from Joy's
Now these two items right here, there's something amazing that happens in these items. And that is the concept of a desire
that the reward is given according to the action. So we see that a person, they forsake their beds, and they worship in private, meaning no one's awake, everyone else is sleeping.
lights are off, the house is quiet. But they turn the lights. And they go, and they pray and nobody's watching.
And they have forsaken their beds. And what is their work, as
a nurse also knows what has been hidden for them from their reward, meaning their reward is hidden from the people.
They are getting something that we can't even imagine that no I have seen, that no soul can even think about. And the reason why they have this hidden reward is because they hid their worship from others, they hid their worship from others just
for what they used to do. So this intense rewards great reward to have is because of their hidden worship.
And as a processor said that the example of the night prayer to the day prayer is like the example of a person that gives charity during in front of everyone compared to one who hides their chair, meaning they do it in seclusion. Nobody's watching this, this intimate time, this time of seclusion is one of the most amazing content. And this is a word that agenda has in store for us.
PMA has a lot of answers for us. A lot of times, one of the most common questions that I get from young people, is I'm having issues
I'm struggling with,
you know, there was a time where I felt, I felt like not as strong. But as time went on, I felt like we weren't getting or, you know, there's just so much to deal with in life, that it's hard for me to maintain that level.
And there's a couple questions I usually ask this person at that time, there's a couple of things. Number one, I say to them, how is your relationship with?
How are you doing? And usually the answer is yes.
Or I don't really, you know, mean to see it like that. The second question I asked, is, when was the last time you got up for pm?
When was the last time you had an amazing spiritual experience where you got up in the middle of the night last night, and you worship?
And the answer usually is I've never really done that. I've actually never tried that before. And of course, your emails when it did, of course is going to be called Remember, we're not working towards the belief. I was saying that when Jim was up and down. So for now we're working to fix our humanity. We're not working to raise our demand, of course is going to go down of course we're going to have problems. So the answer lies we'll be able to do. So we save the person if you want to repent. If you see something sincerely want to repent to Allah. If you want to turn a new leaf in your life, then the night prayer is your sanctuary. That's where you'll find the repentance. If you
fear for your enough's, if you fear for your soul, if you fear like you're falling into desires and sin, then seek refuge in the night prayer.
Seek refuge in the night credit, if you want to build for your Ashkelon, meaning if you're concerned about your alpha,
then seek the resources that are found in the nightclub.
I want to talk about I don't have too much time left with a couple of tips, a couple of tips on how to bring ourselves to get a family name. I'm gonna go through this quickly and the first tip I have is Take it easy.
A lot of times when we hear something, and I imagine
after tonight, almost everyone here inshallah.
But the problem is when we get the first night for two hours of the day, we go gung ho about it, and we're so strong, and the next night comes and we pray Our and the next night comes and we're like, you know what, I can't handle this, this is too much and half. Never again.
Take it easy. Stand up in your first night for maybe 10 minutes, maybe five minutes, something that you can do consistently as the profits of a low credit.
Working the most beloved actions
are those actions or those deeds that are done consistently, even if they're less. So it's better for you to worship Allah, just for five or 10 minutes every day than for you to wake up tonight. We pray for our family. So my first piece of advice is Take it easy, take it slow, don't overwhelm yourself.
The second piece of advice I have is me
intention to prep
men at the very least you can do tonight and every other night, the rest of your life is tell yourself before going to bed, I'm going to wake up,
I'm going to wake up at 4pm. And just make the intention. And we know that the prophets have told us the person who makes the intention to pray again that night. They make the intention and they go to bed. And if they wake up in the morning, and they were not able to practice a lot as diligently gives them the ward of prayer.
And then the sleep that they got was
So it's like a win win situation, make the intention, just try, just try make the intention. So tonight,
I'm going to guess, no matter what you want to get in, and if you get
if you're unable to get up the inshallah
number three, making the intention to wake somebody somebody else up. You know, one of the amazing things about having responsibility and feeling responsible for someone else is that it makes us more concerned about our deeds. So for example, if you tell your friend tonight, or you tell somebody, Listen, don't worry, I will wake you up.
I got you tonight, don't worry about this, you tell them I would wake you up, now you're going to sleep under responsibility. So you will be more likely to wake up and
you're able to wake up, and you're able to wake up this person, you get their award for your deep and shallow level award you can have that came from God.
Also, number four is to go to sleep early. And I know this is one of those centers that almost abandoned in our time, the process, he used to hate to stay up after a show.
I mean, I'm not talking about going to sleep 10
o'clock, 10 3010 30% of what sometimes delayed is to be a little bit later. But I'm saying go
get some sleep, get some rest. So you can easily wake up in the last hour of the night. And worship.
Number five, don't be too comfortable. And I know like in our times, it's the more comfortable your bed is, the
better it's supposed to be
the better person was very simple. It was made on a day to day lives to the point where he was walking into the house.
And he had worked marks on his back from from the date that he was sleeping on a very simple bed. So make your sleep. Not too comfortable not saying being uncomfortable. But I'm saying Don't be too comfortable. And usually there's a problem in both extremes. So if you're too comfortable, you're not gonna wake up. So if you have one of those here, pushing the mattresses, it's unlikely.
At the same time, if you're really uncomfortable, and I know sometimes they'll do this and like you know what, I'm gonna fall asleep on the floor today, or I'm gonna sleep on something super uncomfortable. And what ends up happening is that they're so uncomfortable, they don't get any sleep, they try to get a family, it's just it's a mess. So my advice is
pick a bed, which is not too comfortable, and not too uncomfortable. Number six, go sleep in the state of Baja, mostly in the state of purity.
the first time informed us that is good to go to sleep in the state of Baja, meaning before going to bed. When we do this, we're going to be Baraka, the blessings of
our lives into our sleep to not only be more restful, we're more likely to get up and pray in baby. Number seven, this is my last piece of advice
is to not eat or drink too much. And I know it's not really that much of a problem right now. But I assure you will tell if one comes this is gonna be a big problem. Because we don't eat all day. And then when that nighttime, you go all out and then you fill your stomach. You see it's very hard, very hard to get up in the night. And even if you're praying somehow, someone Jesus America
gave you the blessing of waking up at night. You can be uncomfortable with a full stomach. This is why the month of Ramadan is not only a time of not eating from this hour to this hour, it's a time of being water therapy, eating and drinking throughout the whole month. So even in those times where it's hard for us to eat the nighttime, we're monitoring our eating, you know drinking. Anyways, those are the advice I have long
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