They Stand Lazily – Quran Reflection [4-142]
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Spending 100 mils salatu salam O Allah also dinner. Today's just just number five covers a sort of a nice out verses 24 through 147. So we're going to remain in so it's a nice up for this just from sort of the new set you know, there's a lot there's a there's a lot going on in this sorta but I wanted to pick something that can help us focus and refocus in the month of Ramadan. And I tend to also pick those if you've noticed there's, you know, when it comes to a theme, those is from the Quran that I personally relate to, I've always felt that if I'm going to teach something, I have to personally be passionate about it. And I have to personally relate to it, in order for that energy
to kind of
be passed to those who are listening or those who are attending. So this verse, we'll get into an intelligent data loss penalty. I've been dying to share Banerjee in person like him. Allah Subhana Allah says in them wanna be a cleaner you hide your own Allah. Well, who are you? How are they evil, that surely the hypocrites seek to deceive Allah but Allah, we can say deceives them or Allah out with them were either camo in Uppsala, and when they stand for prayer, or muku, Salah they stand basically in a state of laziness, your owner nuts, only to be seen by people meaning they stand just so people can watch and see that they are praying. Well, I yes, Karuna Allah in Polina that they
don't remember Allah, except for a little bit. Now let's break this verse down in sha Allah to Allah. And I want to say before I get into this, there is a mention of the Menaka pain. Sometimes people get uneasy when there is a mention of the monocular pain or there's a lecture in which the speaker mentions him and I feel pain because people are like, oh, now, you know, are we going to be Are we going to be put in a position where people are calling me Are we going to be feeling like hypocrites and so on and so forth. So and I know you may have a little bit of anxiety regarding that. All I'm gonna say is just bear with me inshallah data This, this, today's session, and this
verse is not all doom and gloom, you know, and you don't have to be
super like depressed about you know, am I am I gonna feel like I'm gonna fail now and so on and so forth. So just bear with me and Jelena Giada we are going to talk about the Menaka boon. But as we get through it in sha Allah, my goal, as always, every time I teach is to inspire and uplift and to motivate us to better better ourselves. And in sha Allah, Allah today will be no different. So the beginning of this verse, Allah says in them, when I feel cleaner, you hide your own law, that the hypocrites they seek to deceive a law. Now, first of all, there's no doubt that Allah has kind of a data cannot cannot be deceived.
And so this tells us that this is an effort from the Menaka Khun, but in actuality, they do not have the ability to deceive a lot that and the real deception is that they feel that they can deceive a lot and this is why Allah says, well, who are you? How are their own, that rather it is Allah who sees them or Allah who has control or power over them. And what is that what is what is Allah outwitting them or what is it what is you know, what is the power of Allah has power to Allah here, the power means that, in essence, what is happening is that when someone feels that they can get one over Allah when it other than that, right, that they can somehow deceive Allah, and in actuality
they end up deceiving themselves. And Allah allows this to happen. So this is what you know, what Who are you ha Darrow home means that Allah Wits them or Allah is the one who actually deceived them. It's not deception assist, that Allah has kind of data is allowing them to happen. So they feel like they're secure. They feel like they've gotten away with it, when in actuality, they have not.
It is the fact that they remain upon their nifa. They remain upon their hypocrisy. And they think that they have won because the people may have been deceived by their actions, those around them may have been deceived, and they may get some worldly benefit out of their actions and they feel like they've won right there. They're able to deceive the people and they're able to deceive Allah has paneled data, when in actuality Allah is allowing them to do this and by allowing them to continue in their hypocrisy, or their new Fuck, they're actually increasing their own disobedience of Allah and therefore to their own punishment in the in the hereafter May Allah has found to Allah protect
us. And then Allah says, What about amo you know, follow that when they stand for prayer on Saturday. So what is that? What is the what are the deception that Allah is telling us about in this verse? It is regarding the prayer and so
What is that? What is the deception that they when they stand up for prayer, they stand in a, in a lazy way mean they're not really committed to the to the prayer, they do the bare minimum that they can that they can get away with. And then Allah says you're on a nurse that they only pray to be seen by people. Now, this this is a state of their heart, their heart, meaning their intention is that they're only praying so that people can see that they're praying. There's no spirituality really involved there. There's no connection with Allah who is parallel to Allah. There is no sincerity for Allah who's kind of like to Allah, it's not for them. It's not an act of worship. for
them. It's just Hey, do people consider me Muslim or not? Can I be seen as being Muslim or not? They're just praying that people can see that they are, they are praying. And that is why the munafo corn. At that time, we're talking about the time you know, this is specifically speaking of the Madani period.
But the moon, I feel Kuhn will try to duck away from the prayer if they could get away with it. And this had to do with if they could not be seen. So I wanted to share a hadith with you, which I'm sure many many of you have heard. And there's actually a lot of misconceptions regarding this. There's one main misconception or I should say a big misconception regarding this hadith. This is the hadith of Abu hurayrah the Allah who I mentioned in the hain forehand Bahati inside most Muslim, in which the Prophet sallallahu I think he was sending them he said until Salam ala Luna pain that the most difficult or the most burdensome prayer upon the monastics clean the prophets I send them
said Sadat the Orisha was Salatin, Fujiyama, it is the Aisha prayer, and the treasure prayer. And then the prophets I send them said well, yeah and amona Murphy Hema, that if they knew what is they truly knew and understood, what is in this prayer, meaning the reward that is in this prayer, the benefit that is in this prayer, that to whom a willow had work, that they would come to it, even if it meant that they will have to crawl to the masjid like I said, we're very well known how to deal with this narration with this Hadith, we tend to take on a lot of guilt and a lot of shame. And I say this, because for a lot of us, Salatin failure specifically is difficult to pray especially
outside of the month of Ramadan or not getting getting up or screwing and all that but it's a difficult prayer to pray. And so someone may listen to this Hadeeth and say, Well, I find it burdensome to pray sought out and heard yell, does this mean that I'm I'm gonna fail? Does this mean I'm a hypocrite? And this comes from a misunderstanding of this Hadeeth
that comes from why the mafia own found Salatin fudger in Southeast Asia to be difficult to pray, what was the reason that the munafo and found Salatin Aisha and Salatin fashion to be difficult to pray? And the answer is actually in the verse that we're talking about today? Is it because of prayer is difficult? Because if the prayer is difficult, as I said, it's difficult for us as well. Does that mean we are all when I feel okay? So what you have to understand is that, you know, now we assume that when we go to the masjid, we can see each other at fragile and short time because we're used to having light in the mission, right? We have electricity, we have lights, we just assume that
we can see each other go back 1400 1500 years back to the time of the prophets that I send them, there was no electricity. So that meant if the sun wasn't out, you couldn't really see what's going on. And that meant that during the federal prayer, and during the ICF prayer, people really couldn't see one another, it was hard to see one another. So for the Mona Phil, for the hypocrite, why are they praying? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in this verse, you don't want to know they're praying so that people can see them. That's the only benefit that they got out of the prayers that people can see and see them praying and say, okay, you are one of the Muslims because you're praying. Now put
yourself in the, in the, in the, in the mindset of a monastic and I and I hate to ask you to to that. But put yourself in the mindset mindset of a munafo if you're only praying so that people can see you and then praise you for praying. Would we really pray if someone wouldn't see us? And the answer is, probably not. And that's why it was difficult for them when I felt going to pray certain failures. For a lot of people at that time. By the way, a lot of people got up in the morning when the sun came out. I know in our culture now and 2021. Most of us I would say, I should say a lot of us, we don't get up our data's and start advisor time. Most of us our day starts when I have to get
ready for school or for work or for whatever else or when my kids wake up or whatever other thing that's going on in our life, like that's when our day starts. So that could be six 6am 7am 8am 9am 10am. But imagine if your only source of
Light was the sun, then not only would you sleep when the sun goes down, you would probably get up when the sun comes up right that's just that's just the way life work. So the Mona Lisa, of course, they didn't find it difficult to get up for frigid because you know what, you know, they they they had a long night and they're tired in the morning most people got up in the sun comes out people get up, they found it to be difficult because they had no reason to pray. And likewise for us when we're in the one of the lessons here for us, and this is something to reflect upon.
Is that, you know, we talked about sincerity here, right? praying for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And there's two things that can save us from falling into the category of the Manasa Poon. When it comes to our prayer, number one sincerity, which we're talking about right now, which we're going to talk about. And number two tranquility in our prayer which which we'll get to in a little bit insha Allah but sincerity in our prayer, right? So for not praying for the sake of Allah, we're praying for someone else. That's a problem in our sincerity, right? And that that, you know, that makes us similar not doesn't make us a hypocrite, but it can make a similar to the hypocrites or it
can lead us down that path. May Allah protect us. People ask how do you increase your sincerity? First of all, sincerity doesn't have a an on and off button, right? Then you can switch it on and switch it off. That's not how sincerity works. And that's why a lot of times, one of the tricks of the shift button is that the shavon convinces us that either you're 100% sincere, or you're you're that means you're 100% instance here, that you're 100% hypocritical in your prayer. That is not how sincerity works. Sometimes we are more sincere. Sometimes we are less sincere. And our sincerity can go up and down. When we do something good. Are we doing it for the sake of Allah? Are we doing it
for people, it's not always one or the other. Sometimes we are more sincere. Sometimes we are less sincere. And this is why some of this is something that we need to build and work upon. How do you build your sincerity? Well, one of the ways we build our sincerity increase our sincerity, is by doing those things that force our sincerity. What do I mean by that? certain actions, we have no choice but to do them for the sake of Allah Subhana to Allah. And a good example of that is the MLA, praying the last third of the night. If you in your house, get up and pray in the last third of the night, you know it all down I know is different. A lot of people are getting up. But outside of the
month of Ramadan, you get up, you know, whatever time Lester, the night starts for you. But let's say it's, you know, 3:30am 3:30am, who's up in the house, nobody. You have to get up everyone else's sleeping, you go, maybe turn on the light, or you go in a separate room and you pray. Nobody's watching you pray, nobody can see you praying. The only reason you would pray is for the sake of Allah has panatela. Right? And that would be an act of pure sincerity to Allah subhanaw taala. The more we do those types of things, the more it helps us build our sincerity in those things that are done publicly as well. That's why, you know, we talked about giving charity, giving charity, we
should do both, we should give charity privately and publicly as well. Well, how do we make sure that when we were giving charity publicly, that we're doing it with sincerity, give more charity privately, that will help build our sincerity when we're doing it publicly, as well. And so that is why those actions, they're very hard to mess up. Like, it's really hard to mess up your sincerity in the last third of the night, because nobody's watching you. The only way to really mess that up is to like, wake up in the morning and be like, guess what, everybody? I pray last night or get on social media. And like everybody check this out. I woke up, I just want to let everybody know, you
know, I prayed last night or to, I don't know, livestream your pm or something like that, put a camera on, take some selfies, you know, whatever. Yeah, that's a way to mess it up. But other than that, it's hard to mess up that prayer because nobody's watching you. Right. And so this was the problem. This was a problem with that with the with the manassa kondalilla hideout is talking about your own and nuns and they they they they pray just to be seen by people. And likewise that Hadeeth keep in mind.
It wasn't the physical difficulty not necessarily for the for the Menaka boon when the profits that I send them said that the most burdensome or the most difficult prayer for them and I feel pain is a Shia and Federalists because there is no no there is no light out at that time. So you know, you they wouldn't be recognized. That's like, what's the point? What's the point of doing this deed? I often think about Subhanallah the viral video trend, like the feel good videos, like the wholesome videos, where someone goes to like a homeless person and gives them like clothes and food or whatever, and then it goes viral online. And it's not my place to judge anybody, anybody sincerity.
And I know look, once again, the intention is to encourage other people to do it and so on and so forth. That's great.
That shouldn't be our number one goal, right? Our number one goal should be to do it for the sake of Allah has on a data someone said rug life. That hashtag drives me insane Subhanallah because it's all pictures of people like prank when I see pictures on Instagram not on a sorry to get to grunts a little bit of a tangent, but I gotta say this when I see pictures of people on Instagram, because you know, on Insta, you gotta get like the perfect shot or whatever, that the sunset is in the front. And the person's praying like they're praying outside or whatever, there's the you know, the the sunset or the sunset, beautiful setting person has their hands up. And they're like, you know,
and it's like, you see their silhouette. I'm like, who took this picture? And how many takes did it take to get this picture? And what was the state of you you're sure right, your, your your presence of your heart. When you were making this dial in somebody's home. He's in the back, like taking photos of you, right? Problem of sincerity. Like I said, it's not my place to judge anybody sincerity. This is something we got to watch out for ourselves. No one in the world, by the way, can judge our sincerity other than ourselves, because no one has access to our hearts. No one can can look at you and say you're sincere or you're insincere because they don't have access to your heart.
Only we have access to our hearts only we can tell if we are sincere or how sincere we are in this action. And that's why By the way, we have to be very, very careful when accusing people of insincerity. Oh, they're only doing it for this reason, or they're only doing it for that reason. Number one, if you're wrong, you have you have slandered this person, right? You have if you're wrong about about saying, oh, they're only doing this for that reason. This is slander and slander is a major sin in Islam that lost my daughter protected.
Even if you're right,
that sensitive person sincerity is a matter of the heart. And we talked about the heart. I believe on day one, I'll call
the heart flips and flops right? It changes. One moment that person may be insincere. But the next moment, they can be completely sincere. So maybe accused them in a particular moment where they were insincere, but then their sincerity grew. And as your accusation goes public, now, it didn't start as slender, but now it has become standard because the state of their heart changed. And that's why it is it's basically you're shooting yourself in the in your foot in the foot. If you're accusing Other people may Allah protect us if we're accusing other people have being insincere because we don't have access to their heart. So, sincerity right. So, that is that is the that is the main
issue here that why why we are praying, right? Do we get praise from other people or not? Do people recognize us as someone who prays and and that is why, by the way,
you know, I know a lot of people, they, they, you know, they struggled and last years, particularly and even this year, not being able to pray in the mission because of quarantine and COVID. And all of that. As we mentioned before, in every difficulty, there is ease there is there is relief. You just have to be pay attention to what those good things are in those matters that are difficult for us. And so one of the good things that came out of being quarantined during Ramadan is people got in the habit of praying at home, which is actually Sunnah. So the son of the prophets, I send them if you go back to the tarawih prayer, the price that I'm prayed in the masjid, which is Sunnah, but
also the prophets, I send them prayed at home as well. So to properly fulfill the son of the Prophet, send them when it comes to that, oh, we're, we actually should be doing both. And I often advise people like you know, it's good to break away in the masjid. And I understand that it's motivating to pray with other people and to pray behind someone who has like a beautiful voice or whatever, that can help motivate us and that's great. But also there has to be that aspect of the Sunnah where we pray by ourselves, or we pray in our house as well because that is how the prophets I send them prayed as well. Yes, it's established that we pray in the masjid. But also there should
be some days that we pray at home. And if we're having difficulty with that, then maybe it's the MLA, right? That maybe the Korean time is a time which is our private time and alongside our data, we work on our sincerity and praying when only Allah who's kind of to Allah is watching us. So law says you're not they pray, you're gonna know so that they may be seen by people. And then Allah says, What Karuna Allah in that kalila that in this prayer? They don't remember a lot except for a little bit. Just very little remembrance of Allah now
are they making Vicar you know, that they call the remembrance of Allah with their tongues? Yes or no? The moon I feel alone at that time, the answer is yes. Because they're reciting what everyone else is reciting. They're praying the way everyone else is praying. So when Allah says Allah, Karuna, Allah they don't remember a lot that they can hear is not the vicar of the tongue is not the vicar of the limbs because
Has the limbs are acting in accordance with what everyone else is doing when else is saying, to be raising their hands. They're doing that as well. Everyone else goes into the court, they go, we go into the court as well, such that they're doing the exact same thing. recitation, everyone else is reciting. They're reciting as well. The vehicle that allows Hamlet to Allah is mentioning here is the big cut of the heart, that the heart is not connected to the limbs and the heart is not connected to the tongue, when the person is actually doing that Vica and Allah He that is a state of sadness, and a state of regret that a person does the actions, but the heart is not connected. If
you're going to take the time out and pray if you're actually going to pray, then what great amount of loss is it that a person does the actions, but the sincerity is not there, but that but the presence of heart and presence of mind is not there, then a person loses out on at least some portion of that reward. And actually, the prophets I send them actually told us that this is a form of theft from the sheer fun hoo, hoo sdns. And that is the sheer Barnum Ancelotti, I had become the prophets I send them said that when the sheer fun comes to us, and like whispers to us in the summer, and we get distracted, and we start, you know, going down that path of thinking about other
things, the prophets I send them said, this is best. This is how the Shia fun tries to steal from your prayer by getting you involved in other things. And obviously, the cure to that, or the way to deal with that is to say, the ministry at Thunder gym, we seek refuge and Allah from the shield been also the son of the prophets I send them is that he taught us that if we're getting really distracted, and we just can't, can't get that those foreign thoughts out of our mind into prayer. Then we turn our face slightly to the left, and we spit dryly, three times, as I say, in my seminar in my class, it's dry spit, don't spit on the dude next to you or the sister next to you, right?
It's a dry, it's just puffs of air. It is to rid ourselves of that feeling of being distracted during the the slot, whether it is from the sheer fun and whether our mind is now gone down that path where we're thinking about other things, saying that the ministry upon the regime, or if that's not working, we spit dry Lee to our left, turn slightly to the left. And we say
puffs of air to get rid of that influence. So law says what is kurunegala illa kanila. Another Hadith in which we see something similar to this is where
the prophets of life send them had eaten us mentioned it's a Muslim in which the prophets I send them tells us about the prayer
of the munaf What does the prayer of the monastic look like? In particular the prophesy send them describe to us the answer. Prayer of the Menaka the prophets I send them says that tilde kesulitan Manasa. This is the prayer of the moon I feel that he's actually repeated it three times till kesulitan. menarche up till cassata. This is the prayer of the manassa This is the prayer of them Norfolk. This is a prayer of them when I felt that they sit and they wait until the sun is just about to go down. Right It is just about to set then they quickly get up and they pick out for a Buckeyes pack packing as in a chicken woodpecker I just very quickly they tick, tick, tick, tick,
tick, right get just get it done. Get it out of the way. And then the prophets I send them said, Now you have to go to LA he had enough money that this person the manassa doesn't remember a lot except for a little bit in this prayer is just to get it done. It's just to get it out of the way for the Muna filk it is not for Allah who is penalised to Allah, we're talking about major hypocrisy here for the munaf it is to say, Hello sun later, Alaska. Did you pray? I certainly say yes. I prayed. Awesome. Right. So that's similar to ask them that you pray or something they say I pray. That's it, because there's not for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And like I said, for us as believers,
because our sincerity may be less, it doesn't mean that our sincerity is altogether missing. So yes, we may have issues with sincerity, but we don't put our lump ourselves with them not to call and say I'm a monastic as a major defect, because they Major nofap is a person who has no connection with Allah and they're not doing it at all for the sake of Allah. They're only and only doing it for the people so that they can appear to be Muslim Allah and Allah protect us from major NIF out and minor NIF out. So so this is what Allah who's penalty Allah mentions, I wanted to talk about this
today because I believe that this is something that every single person struggles with in their prayer, remaining focus in their prayer, having their heart be present in their prayer, unless a person male protective is upon Major nefab. Then Yeah, they just, they're in this zone and that's it. For the vast majority of us, this is a constant struggle. This is a type of jihad that we go through that we need to struggle with our prayers.
There's this idea that prayer has to be perfect. And if it's not perfect, then there's no point. One of the scholars of the earlier scholars of the early generations, he said jahad nuptse, Asana, arbaeen, Asana, he said, I struggle with my with myself in my prayer for 40 years instead of barinas son I said, 40 years I struggled with my prayer. Can you imagine Subhana Allah, a person for 40 years is struggling with their prayer, you know, they're just not feeling it. The heart's not connected. They're just you know, every prayer is a struggle. It's hard to get up for a job. It's hard to go pray. It's hard to pray, I thought, but he said, I 40 years, I had this struggle. And
then he said, For the next 40 years, I reap the rewards of the first 40 years of struggle, meaning for the next 40 years of my life, my Salah, every slot, I felt this immense amount of satisfaction, and comfort and tranquility when praying. So how to love sometimes, you know, we struggle with something for a little bit. And we give up, you know, I in in one of my earlier sessions for this Quran reflection, I spoke about how, you know, sometimes people struggle with their emotion at a certain time in their life. I've had cases where somebody comes up to me in one particular case, I remember where someone came up to me and they said, you know, I'm struggling with my email, and my
man feels very low. Can you give me some advice to increase my email? And I, you know, I gave them some general advice. And I said, you know, you should focus on this and you should try, you know, praying pm Lael, and try reflecting upon Allah's creation. And there's some just general advice. And I and I don't actually remember giving this person that advice. What I remember is the follow up because this person came up to me later, and he said, said, Mr. Aiko, listen, Dad, do you remember me? And I'm like, I don't know, maybe like, go ahead and tell me the rest of what you're gonna say. And he said, You he said, I came to and I was, you know, I was dealing with you, man. And you gave
me this advice. I said, Okay. And he goes, he told me to do this, and this and this. And this. I'm like, okay, and I could see, like, visibly I could tell like, he's upset, like, so obviously, something then something didn't go, right. He goes, Well, it didn't work. And I'm like, Okay. I said, All right. So. So what did what did you do is that you know, did, I said, Okay, and I know, I always now I know, the follow up question what it has to be, how long did you do it? And he goes, I did it for three whole days. Nothing happened. And I'm like, three days? Come on, man. Three days, right. I always think of this, this scholar and earlier who says, 40 I struggle for 40 years, I
struggle with my prayer. Right? I just add it. And I think somehow to Allah and so my advice to him was Listen, man you like this is sometimes Allah who's Panwa to Allah puts us in these trials, to bring us closer, that if we're struggling with our prayer, actually, that struggle is bringing us closer to Allah who is parallel to Allah, we will keep keep working at it, right? keep working at it until we feel something and that means every time that we're working at it, we're being rewarded by Allah, Allah to Allah. And
we can make the yes with that with the recitation of the Quran, the prophets I send them tells us that, you know, the person who struggles with the Quran has more reward, because not only do they have the reward of reciting the Quran, they have the reward of their struggle and the difficulty that they went through when reciting the Quran. So the person who struggles with the prayer, the more difficulty they feel in their prayer to Allah, we can hope that there's more reward in that, imagine Subhana Allah, we show up on the Day of Judgment. And we think to ourselves, my prayer was not good. every prayer, my mind was wandering, and I was trying and this and that, and it just, and
we find that our reward is doubled, and tripled, because because of that difficulty, we felt in our prayer, a lot of times we get into this mode, where, you know, if my prayer is not perfect, then you know, I'm just not a good Muslim. And we look at other people. And that this is this is once again, one of the tricks of the ship one, that we start comparing ourselves to other people. And we're like, that person. Their prayer looks amazing, right? They make the COVID that like Allah, but it's like, so smooth, you know, and they're like, they seem really focused, or whatever, and this and that, and we think everyone else's prayer is perfect. We're the only person who's struggling. The
reality is we all struggle with our prayer, because we are all human beings. None of our prayers are perfect. we all struggle, it is that struggle, or one of the things that brings us closer to the most fantastic is that struggle. And that is why Subhanallah I think, when we're in the month of Ramadan, right, this is one thing that we must focus on there is tends to be a lot of focus on on quantity. When it comes to our when it comes to our deeds that are the non obligatory deeds. Quality is always more important than quantity or size. So if it's too rough cause of quality that's better than 20 of the cause of prayer that, you know, we're just we don't feel any quality in that prayer.
This verse also tells us
The importance of that tranquility in our prayer that that is that should be one of our goals that as we are praying and as we're increasing our prayer, we seek that tranquility. We don't want to be like the monopoly, we want to be like those who feel this tranquility. This is known Arabic By the way, as a mama and Nina format, Nina. But Nina, by the way, our scholars use this and this is one of the evidences that is used to prove this delille that in order for our prayer to be accepted, we have to have Brahma Nina tranquil in our prayer. Now, that scares a lot of people. Because people think that means that you have to be focused in your whole prayer, otherwise your prayer is not
accepted. That is not what Bama Nina means here, Bama Nina means. And I want you to carry on this message to people who don't know this gela data. Because when I studied this in my classes, it changed the way I looked at my prayer. And I hope that it does the same for everyone that is here today. But Nina means that when we get distracted, we try our best to refocus. As long as we're doing that. Then inshallah Tada, we have mama Nina, we have tranquility, in our prayer tranquility thought need and doesn't mean that we're focused 100% of the time. So today, on forward, the question that we should be asking ourselves is not Oh, was I 100% focused or not in that prayer? The
question should be, did I work hard to refocus every time I lost focus in that prayer? And what helps in that, as I said, you know, increasing our, our connection with Allah to Allah, also, simply beautifying the physical aspects of our prayer can help us beautify the spirituality in our prayer. And that is why if you look at, you know, how the prophets I send them taught us how to pray that one specific narration were the prophets I send them you know, you know, we hear that that a man prayed, and he came to the prophets, I send them and he gave prosthetic limbs and the prophets I send them set it for Sunday for an economical Sunday said go back and pray for you didn't pray. And
the man went back and prayed and he came back and price him said it suddenly for in the column two Sundays and go back and pray, because you didn't pray. And then he went, and after the third time, the man came back and he said, but I listened. He said, O Messenger of Allah, teach me what I what I'm doing wrong. And then the prophets I send him goes through the whole prayer, step by step teaches him what to do in the prayer, the steps of the prayer that we all know, inshallah, Adam, but the point that is that for us here is that the prophets I send them, he would say, after every position, so for example, he would say, some
dogma in Iraq. And he said, for example, when it came to describing the recording process him said, make a record until you feel tranquil, in the state of record. And then the practices and I would say, make sense that until you feel tranquil, you feel still you feel at ease, in that position. And some of our scholars mentioned, it means that our body settles, meaning the movement has stopped. Right, that we settled down, we have enough time to make at least one of the, one of the of the vicar in that time. So if it's in says that we're saying somehow not I've been allowed to say it three times as sooner but at least one time we say it, where our body is still. So we are in such
that our body selves is somehow not obvious. Right? Our body is still that is the requirement. And this is how the provinces and then taught this companion to pray. So it's not just about it's not just about getting through the steps of the prayer, but finding that tranquility as we increase our as I said, the physical beautification of of our prayer, we will find your Salah had to add that our heart will be more connected as well. And, and and that is why, you know, people say like, how do I focus my prayer, whatever, I always begin with the physical because that's something that you have control over immediately. Right? So like starting today, you're like okay, I need to focus more of
my prayer on my heart to be more present. Yes, there's many pieces of advice I can give you know, know what you're reciting understand the meanings of the Quran that you're reciting due to the Buddha upon the Quran, which you know, we're doing now in sha Allah, but also physically that's something you can control right now you may not be able to go learn all the meanings of the Quran right now but right now your next prayer inshallah Allah May Allah allow us to reach our next prayer that we can make sure that our body comes at a still that we find comfort and rest before we move on to the next portion of the of the prayer. Lastly, I want to share with you a narration which I think
is for me a very uplifting narration. This is the narration of the companion by the name of Abdullah bin bosa. And another narration Abdullah bin bash shell
But most of the narrations mentioned Abdullah bin bosa, this is mentioned in certain telemedia manager and is authentic and delahanty. Allah, a man came to the profits that I send them in, he said Yasuda Allah in sha Allah and Islam podcastle rotta Allah, he said, O Messenger of Allah, the, the obligations, or the legislation in Islam has become too much for me. Like it's just too much like I can't handle it, and the prophets and so he said, O Messenger of Allah, he said, For me be shady. And he said, Tell me something that I can stick to meaning something that is manageable, that I can stick to, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he said, Now you said only sanuk Robin be
basically Nikita Allah that makes sure that your tongue is always moist with the remembrance of Allah whose pattern went down a lot. And you know how we were talking about quality and quantity? Here the prophets I send them is mentioning quality here, that in our prayer, that we have that quality that we are saying the vicar properly, is not about you know, it's too much. There's a lot going on and all of that, it's about the tranquility, that we find our prayer and the benefit of that really is when we are connecting with Allah Subhana Allah, this has to be our main focus, right? Because I want you to think about a time in your life. When so you may have your regular
prayer, right? There are five daily prayers that we pray, but think of a time in your life where you pray, not because it was an obligation. And not just because it was time for prayer or not just because people are praying and you have to join the gym, but rather you prayed because you needed to pray because perhaps you are going through something in life and you needed to connect with Allah His panel data assala comes from a sinner which is connection. Our Salah is our sin I believe it is our connection with Allah has kind of a data. Perhaps there was a time where you needed to connect with Allah and how you felt during that prayer versus the other prayers that you may have prayed in
your life. And that is what I want you to reflect upon today and I that is what I would love to hear from you today inshallah tada