10 Practical Tips On How To Increase Khushoo In Your Prayer
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Bismillah Ar Rahman Al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira Allah with Dean My bad. Rubbish Radley Sabri Wesley Emery wash Nakata melissani Yakubu Kohli, or praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Him and we seek his assistance and we seek His guidance and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of ourselves, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala guides, Lincoln was guide and whosoever He must guides, none can guide
and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His Messenger. My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all? Indeed, oh, praise belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala for he is Al Hamid, the owner of all praise, the absolutely praiseworthy one.
And, indeed, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is Allah Hamid because He bestows upon us countless blessings. And this sitting of ours indeed, is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us, that Allah subhanho wa Taala 50,000 years before he created the heavens and the earth, decreed in the other, that you will be sitting in a discussion pertaining to the Salah, and the improvement of the quality of the solar, the solar which is the second pillar of Islam, and from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon us is the fact that we having this gathering in a house from the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala which means that it is an even greater gathering in terms of
blessings and virtue, then similar programs that may happen elsewhere because the masjid comes with it, or brings with it greater blessings and greater rewards. And in the hadith of Abu huraira howdy Allah one in Sahih Muslim, he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said much therma a common debate in min booty la Hey, Tyler, yet Luna kita La Jolla today rasuna who FEMA Bina home. Elena's Allah to Allah hemos Sakina Ohashi at home urashima will have to Malaika with a common law of human and
machine and in it Abu huraira Fabiola Juan says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there's no group of people that come together in a house from the houses of Allah. They gather in the house from the houses of Allah yet Lu Nikita Bella to study to recite the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala or yet hideout asuna houfy muy bueno, they have this concept of Madame rasa, this concept of coming together and collectively learning from
the lessons of the final revelation and the lessons of the final testament. And this is the reality with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the final testament, that we as an Ummah, we don't, we read it, and also we benefit from it, we learned the lessons from it. And the Quran is different to the other revelations that Allah subhanho wa Taala sent down in that with the final testament.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was commanded to recite it and commanded to command the oma to recite that we had oma that, collectively have an attachment with the final Testament, the final revelation, the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Unlike the revelation of previous prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were books recited by the priests, by the rabbis. And then lessons from this revelation was shared with their people, but we as an Ummah, we recite it, because we've been commanded to recite it, after the commander of Allah subhanho wa Taala to His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in proof of this reality is also present in the fact that Allah rewards a person
who recites the Quran, with 10 rewards for every letter recited even if you don't understand what you are reciting, which means the recitation in and of itself is an act of worship, through which we build agenda. We plant our trees in Jannah, and dig our streams in our agenda and build our palaces in our agenda. This is the reality when we sit with the book of Allah. So we find in this Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioning they recite the book of Allah, and then they collectively learn from the lessons of this book. He says, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that there is no group of people who do this, except that Allah blesses them with for reward for gifts, for
gifts and for presence,
amongst other presidents, but for the purposes of this hadith we have four clearly cited virtues of seeking knowledge this way, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says as number one, inland as a literary hemos Sakina. Allah causes Sakina contentment to fall upon them to settle upon them. The rest they become serene individuals as a result of their sitting. Well, Garcia Toma Rama, the second gift is that Allah subhanho wa Taala causes the people of this gathering to be immersed in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right now we are immersed in Allah subhanho wa Taala as mercy our sins are being forgiven, our rewards are growing, our agenda is growing, our distance from the Hellfire
is becoming longer. And also, whatever acts of worship we do in this gathering, from writing to listening to pondering to asking questions, seeking answers, maybe someone here will remember Allah subhanho, wa Taala, and so on and so forth. All these extra acts of worship will be done once you are immersed in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which means your act of worship has an even higher impact when done in gatherings such as this, as opposed to being done in other gatherings. So our revival always has an impact. But a greater impact happens when we look after these other areas of virtue, as decreed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. The third gift is that Allah subhanho wa Taala
causes the angels to surround the people of this gathering will have a terminal mela and we know in another generation in the in the authentic teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He's taught us about Allah subhanho wa Taala having angels called a CFO, a CEO who refers to angels that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created to traverse the world. Their job is to travel the world at high speeds, to look for what the Hadith calls majelis a vicar majelis a vicar, as our scholars have said, refers to the sittings of knowledge, the circles of knowledge, right, because seeking This knowledge is called Vicar because we learn from the vicar, which is the revelation and the teachings
of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So these angels traveled the world and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that a group of them or one of them will find such a gathering. And immediately he will call out to all the other angels and inform them that he has found what Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded them to look for. So all the other angels come at high speeds to this angels position. And collectively they surround the gathering and make dua for the people of this gathering. And in other generations, we also learn how the people of this gathering are always in a win win situation. Even somebody who might enter the gathering for other reasons. Maybe they
came to pick up something or we're just interested in what was going on and wanted to have a look without actually intending to learn Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that these are gatherings that can never please anyone who reaches it in a state of loss. So this is another gift from the gifts of Allah. And then the fourth gift brothers and sisters in
Islam as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us is was the Corrado mala houfy marinda, that Allah subhanho wa Taala he, he praises the people of this gathering to His angels. Allah subhanho wa Taala praises the people of this gathering to His angels, which means each and every one of you here right now must have a firm belief in their hearts that Allah, that the Lord that Allah subhanho wa Taala is proud of you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is praising you to His angels, may Allah subhanahu wa taala accept the sitting from us, make us a group that is sincere and a gathering that is forgiven upon our departure. I mean, yeah, I mean, the topic for today, as has been cited
and highlighted, is a topic related to Hulu, and in particular 10 ways to bring Hulu into our Salah. Why should this be a topic in this journey and campaign about salah and what is who should? What is the ruling regarding who should in our prayers and what value does who should bring to our prayers and why has it been something cited in the Quran and mentioned by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this inshallah are these matters be the Lucha Allah will be matters that we will discuss
with the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala during our time together, so in terms of Firstly, brothers and sisters in Islam,
starting with what and then perhaps moving into why, and then moving into the discussion related to how if we look at the what regarding horseshoe horseshoe, even in the Arabic language in the books of fic. And the books of scholars that have written about Salah when they describe who sure you get the impression that who shoe carries.
Or who shoe falls in the category of words that have a universal application meaning it is a word that carries several realities, it carries several realities. And to summarize these realities, as we find in the books of our scholars, we can say as a translation in the English language, that huzhou refers to the concept of gentleness and the concept of obedience and servitude and submissiveness and it also
constitutes a form of yearning, and quietude.
And all these matters
exist with a sincere love and exaltation of the one who is being worshipped. This is the meaning of Osho. Now if you don't get all the the notes down, the brothers are recording it. What's more important is that we we try and understand what's being said, because if you try and understand them right at the same time, you're going to miss both right You won't understand what was said, and you won't write what was said as well I will repeat
in the books of fifth and the books of scholars that discuss horseshoe and look at the meanings of horseshoe they give several realities to the stem from these realities is the reality of submissiveness of gentleness, of humility, of quietude, and the form of yearning. And all these realities exist upon the platform of sincere exaltation and love for the one who is being worshipped and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we might find somebody quiet outside of Salah. Is that called huzhou? Maybe linguistically Yes. But when we talk about it from the concept of Salah, then we talking about a quietude a yearning for worship, a submissive submissiveness, a form of servitude
and obedience that is based upon the concept of sincere love and exaltation, for the one who is being worshipped and that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Why sincere love and exaltation? Well, that's because there is no one worthy of being praised with the concept of hemmed besides Allah subhanho wa Taala.
hemmed is a form of gratitude that cannot be afforded to anyone besides Allah because no one is deserving of receiving it. And that's why in the Arabic language we separate between sugar and hemp. We thank people. We are grateful to people. We offer gratitude to people for their services, but no one is offered thanks upon the platform of sincere love and exaltation.
Because no one will benefit you.
The way Allah subhanho wa Taala has benefited you and even those people who help you and benefit you. They have benefited you because of
The world of Allah subhanho wa Taala to benefit you. So in reality, the thanks and gratitude that you show to the creation, and the thanks and gratitude that you show to the Creator has to be fundamentally different by design. Because we by design as well, we feel more grateful, the more people are in service to us and offers it's not. That's normal. I think that's human nature, we can appreciate that, that somebody might help me so much. So I'm grateful but he helps me more I'm even more grateful. So the reality is, whenever we look at all the systems we have in our lives, and anyone who does anything for us, above all them is the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah
subhanho wa Taala. So he will always be most deserving. And the level of gratitude then would be a show of hand and that is where Allah subhanho wa Taala is and Hamid al Hamid refers to the owner of all praise, and the one who is absolutely praiseworthy perpetually is absolutely praiseworthy, without any exception, and perpetually meaning there's never a time when this quality of being the owner of praise can be removed from Allah subhanho attack. And that is why in Surah Fatiha we say al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen and according to some of the scholars of tafsir they have highlighted this lamp to be a lamb of Tim Leake that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of all prices unhemmed
All praises belongs to the owner of praise Allah subhanho attack. And we benefit from this, in that we understand that Allah is Al Hamid, whether we praise Him or don't praise Him or Remember to praise him or forget to praise him It doesn't change his reality. And some scholars have said this lm denotes a different meaning the meaning of the sauce and specialization or Association, which would then mean that Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most deserving of praise.
Right? And those meanings apply to Allah subhanho wa Taala by looking at both of these realities, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of praise and he is Hamid and hemd is a concept that happens when you show sincere love and exaltation. People normally asked what is at hamdulillah. But Alhamdulillah is a show of praise because of sincere gratitude,
which is based upon sincere love and exaltation. For the one who's being praised mercy, I'm highlighting this because now we can see the correlation between this concept of sincere love and exaltation in our discussion about who's
right, that we do find people submissive and serene in other matters. But when we talk about it from a solid perspective, we're talking about the subtlety of your heart and your flow and your presence. Why? Because of your knowledge of who you are standing in front of the Lord of the worlds Allah subhanho wa Taala who's done for you what no one can do for you. So it is a servitude and quietude and submissiveness and serenity that is based upon a function and platform of sincere exaltation and love. So this is what huzhou means brothers and sisters in Islam. And this concept of huzhou is something that the scholars have naturally discussed in detail because of how Allah subhanho wa
Taala has mentioned it in the Quran and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has cited it. We know in the Quran that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we're in the highlight Kabira Illa Allah hace
about the Salah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that indeed the Salah can be a can can can end up being a burden something heavy, something difficult upon people, except upon the machine, except upon those who are able to stand with who sure in the prayer.
So from here we see Subhanallah why we need to have this discussion about his job, because the earlier discussion yesterday when we discussed it in the hotbar and the concept of salah and the people with regards to the Salah, we spoke about how we have to be a people upon the Salah all the time. How can we become those people then, based on this idea about horseshoe in the Quran, we see we can become those people if we can find and inject the concept of horseshoe in the prayer. Thus the prayer doesn't become something that is at the back of your mind but always at the front of your mind something you wait for something you can't wait for something you yearn for. Right. This is
what happens when a horseshoe enters the heart with regards to the Salah. So this is what huzhou means as taught to us by the scholars of Islam in the writings pertaining to huzhou
Now, brothers and sisters in Islam.
There's a statement that goes back to
the pious before us with regards to this concept of huzhou. And it is said to be the words of Hosea, there will be a lot more and a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And he says that the first thing of your religion that you will lose is who Sure, and the last thing that you will lose of your religion is the Salah. And this is a pertinent mighty statement of this companion. And then he says, there may be a person praying, who has no goodness in him, and soon you will enter the mosque, and not find anyone who has who should SubhanAllah. Now, no doubt the scholars of Islam have have moved this statement from one generation to the next because he is a companion of the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he's making a bold statement. So they feel that he's taken this understanding from his time with the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and the fact that we see here that the first thing that will be taken from your religion is the horseshoe and the last thing the Salah, we see here Subhan Allah, how Salah is a mighty pillar, in terms of the entire religion. And we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said bruneian Islam or Anna humps that the whole religion is built upon five pillars, the first mightiest police the Shahada, and then the second is the Salah, and as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in another narration of
Salah to emerge to deem that the Salah is the pillar of the religion for when a comma a comma D, and the one who establishes this pillar has established the entire religion. Right? And for and then as for the one who wastes this pillar, then they've wasted the whole religion meaning the whole religion will forth. So here the scholars who discussed the statement of morality bingeable robiola Why? These are sorry of her they finally amend the Hadith of the hadith of has a 5 million man they normally cite the ayah in Surah two, in which, in which he believes may Allah be upon him makes a promise to Allah with regards to us when he says from Allah at the endomembrane at him, woman
hunting him when a man him when Shama le him, when I tell you do a thorough shaqiri He promises Allah and says, I'm going to attack them from their front and from their behind, and from their right and from their left and you will find few of them being grateful to Allah meaning you will find few of them worshipping you, meaning you will find few of them observing the Salah, because when we talk about worship, then the greatest worship no doubt is the Salah. So they cite this in light, they cite this area in Surah, two RF for those who don't have the number, but you'd find it on the second page of
the site this ayah
with the statement of a family a man robiola who and why to teach us Hannah law why we should protect this horseshoe. Remember we said we discussing what and now we're discussing why why this horseshoe because the moment the horseshoe leaves, your Salah is going to leave you shake and shake, your Salah is going to leave you
accordingly in stages. And so the beginning is to remove the horseshoe and what's going to happen at the end. As you start dropping your Salah in stages, you're going to end up leaving the Salah, and when you end up leaving the Salah, what's going to happen, the pillar that holds up the dean is going to fall. And when the pillar that holds up the dean falls what happens that whole Dean is going to fall. And this is what a police wants. He wants us to end up with him in the pits of the Hellfire forever. So no doubt is going to attack the salah and some of the Messiah say that it always happens that we forget something. But as soon as you say Allahu Akbar jabril comes and
reminds us and sometimes you forget something where did I put my keys? I can't remember where I put the keys you were searching, searching, searching. Then you started your site, Allahu Akbar. And suddenly, that's where you put it.
Sometimes you might have left it in a public place, then you should at least tells you you know what, brother? What if someone takes your car you better get out of the prayer now him and check because you know he might take your remote you might be going in the parking lot pressing the button, see which car you know, responds and your car's gone. Now what's happened to the seller? Absolutely no clue. The first hour when we don't even know how the second record went. We don't even know how right this happens a lot when we stand. So huzhou is definitely a point of attack for the police. May Allah curse be upon him. Brothers and sisters in Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in
his book called the alpha male, but the alpha Moon is at the beginning of surah moon but the moon indeed without doubt the me node have succeeded.
But who are these munia Allah
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these men who are those who are serene, submissive, in their Salah.
These are the middle.
And the scholars when they look at this ayah they teach us
about how and this has come based on precedents of how sometimes a person can pray salah and leave with 20% of the rewards of the Salah, or 30% of the rewards or 35% of the rewards all depending on what depending on the quality of the Salah. And once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw a person praying and he was fidgeting. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if this person's heart could become serene, the entire body would be serene meaning all this movement you see is because of his busy heart, meaning there is no closure in his prayer.
And sometimes people have such a poor quality of who's sure in the prayer that Subhana Allah, you see them flying through the breath flying through it, the Ricoh is not done properly, the student is not done properly. He says how on earth is this person praying? Mashallah,
right? This is the lowest form of kosher in the prayer. And that is why we also know that once a person prayed in front of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, then he came to greet the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, personally for him to stand and pray for indeed you did not pray, but he did pray, said you did not pray. And from this, the scholars have deduced and this is the view of the of the humbling method. And some of them have taken from the meaning some of the revises of the statements of the scholars, the hanbali method has a has a view that who Sure, insula is a pillar from the pillars of the Salah is compulsory to your
son, meaning without it, the salon needs to be repeated.
That's a mighty statement brothers and sisters in Islam, although the view of the majority is that the Salah is correct, which means it's not a pillar from the pillars of the Salah, but it's extremely important for the Salah. And what would be the fundamental difference between the two views is that somebody would have to repeat their Salah based on the view of the humbling method, and in the view of the other methods and no they don't have to repeat but they are in a very dangerous place.
Because you can see Shere Khan is stealing from your Salah. And in some citations. This is what the lack of crucial in Salah has been described as it has been described as shape and stealing from your prayer.
Okay, one other thing we should say quickly before we move on into,
into the ways of bringing horseshoe into our Salah is a type of horseshoe is known as the horseshoe of hypocrisy.
What is the horseshoe of hypocrisy mean? Who's heard of
the horseshoe of hypocrisy? A person is hypocritically submissive and communists. Who can tell us what this means?
Take a guess. Yes.
Why is it called our brother saying the horseshoe of hypocrisy is when you do it for the sake of the people. So then how does it come across as pushy? You mean?
You're trying to show off. So is the horseshoe in the prayer? Where's the where's the where's the subtle where's the submissiveness and quietude and serenity in the action? In the action bar calorific? That's, that's a good, very good attempt, and you are correct. So the horseshoe of hypocrisy has been described as the horseshoe when a person observes the Salah with an outside appearance, that's very calm, but the heart is extremely busy. So similar to what our brother said, but I'm going to add because he said, it's the type of shoe that you do when you pray for somebody else, you know, somebody else is watching you. So you have a certain outlook, but your heart is
doing it because he's watching you that of course it sure can. That shouldn't that's not allowed. And the horseshoe of hypocrisy is described as a horseshoe with a heart is very busy. There's no contentment in the Salah, there is no focus on Allah and submissiveness to align so on and so forth. But the buddy outside comes across as very serene. Why, because of the show and the personality.
Like what our brother said, people watching or for whatever other reason, and this is something we need to stay away from. And through this, we learn that the place of horseshoe is the heart. Right? And this is one I want to get to where is the place of crucial way is it? Is it the body or is it the heart and we learn from these narrations that the place of who sure is the heart. And as for the serene serenity of the body, then that is a byproduct of your calm, serene, submissive heart and this is exactly
How the scholars have described in the Arabic language. I'm just translating it for you.
In the English language, right? Our scholars are sick and happy. This is what they've explained that Mahal, Allahu sure I'll call the place of horseshoe is that?
Well, yes, Kunal Baden, the body ends up becoming serene and submissive and relaxed in his movements where you prostrate properly, you bow properly, you press, you sit properly, you begin the Salah property, all this is a byproduct of a serene heart. Why? Because it's a heart that knows who is standing in front of, and who is worshiping who this being is,
and how this being is greater than everything anyway. And as a result, the body falls into place. And when we understand this, we see it as not not something strange, because we know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah in a little gesture, de moda sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Indeed, there's nothing about the body except a piece of flesh, one piece of flesh. If this piece of flesh is correct, the entire body will be correct, or either a faceted facet or just a Dooku. But if this piece of flesh becomes corrupt, the entire body will become corrupt. Whatever the body does, is the net result of the reality of the heart. And we see this with people who might be
misguided and they receive guidance, or May Allah protect vice versa, that we see people for example, they were addicted to music, all of a sudden, they can't stand it, why, when he Dyer came to them, and guidance came to them sometimes. You know, I've been working with numerous teams for a long time. And this comes up a lot, where they literally you might walk into a supermarket. And now it's just become natural, it's background noise, but you find them actually being affected by this background noise, they actually feel affected to the extent that they speak about it and tell you about it. And this has happened many an occasion. And I've contemplated this that the same people,
just maybe a few hours ago, a few moments ago, few months ago, few weeks ago, technically, they were listening to this was no problem at all, what's changed, they have the same ears, the same ear drum, we haven't upgraded the system, or the hardware or the software is the same ear drums ears, the same body. But all of a sudden, something which was the sweetness of the ears has become the bullets that they describe as entering the ears, what's changed, only one thing is changed. It's the heart. So the place of huzhou is the heart brothers and sisters in Islam. And I highlight this before we go into our 10 ways of bringing horseshoe into our lives, so that you think about horseshoe in a
holistic way. Many of us think about horseshoe in the physical way. Right. And I know you've attended topics on the horseshoe before. And we will probably repeat some of the information that you've learned in previous lectures you've been taught about how to observe the Voodoo before properly, and so on and so for the physical aspects to bring you into the prayer, but we also need to learn from the study of the place of who shoe is the heart, then indeed, the journey to be who shoe in our lives doesn't start just before the prayer. It has to be a 24 seven process.
If the place of shoe is the heart, then what do you think about the process to build a shoe into your life because your heart is not something that only has relevance to you during some parts of the day. Let's be honest.
When we looked at the narrations that I've shared, the heart has a 24 seven our presence in terms of how you think what you let affect you what you don't let bother you and so on and so forth. Got to do with the heart. So if you're going to fix this, the seller with the crucial aspect, then you got to think of this matter holistically. And that is why when Allah says in the salata tend to her, and in fact, he will mooncup in Surah Anka booth if my memory serves me right
now, at the beginning of the 21st Jews surah Taran carboot when Allah says
Akuma ue communal kitabi Joaquin Salah Yes, recite to them all Mohammed from the revelation that Allah has revealed to you and establish the prayer
in a salata, indeed, a Salah, the actual real proper Salah 10 her and in fact, he will mooncup it puts an end to immorality and all that which Allah dislikes.
How does the Salah put an end to everything when you only pray five times a day? You know how because that heart that's needed to observe that surah properly needs to be looked after 24 hours of the day. And by you looking at looking after 24 hours a day because you needed ready for the time you're going to meet Allah is going to help you put an end to all of the things that Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes, because there's no way you can prepare the heart to be ready for Allah subhanho wa Taala by doing her armanino Allah dislikes. Does that make sense? Do you see this brothers and sisters in Islam? Right? I thank you for your attentiveness. But you need to interact with me so I
know I'm getting through. Right and isn't I'm getting through. I'm only a human only Allah knows what's in the hearts. But do you see this? We try to piece things together.
When Allah says indeed the salah and this is very important because I've received this question and people say we see people regular with the Salah, but when they perform rip they observe Riba. They pray the Salah regularly we always see them in the masjid, but they signing Riba deals by day and by 19 it doesn't bother them. They are not good to their families they abusive in terms of the speeds You know, sometimes they're the most difficult businessmen to deal with. But we already see them praying, how can this be they pray and all this is happening?
Well, the answer is that Allah subhanho wa Taala didn't say in Surat antenna and in fact a woman. Allah said in US seller, the seller has the word seller has attached to it the definite article, which is the leaf and the lamp, which means Allah subhanho wa Taala is referencing a particular type of prayer.
Not just any standing, the seller, the seller that's done. As per the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam physically when he said so Luca, Mara Ito Sunday, prayers, you've seen me pray, and the Salah has done with the spiritual aspect as taught by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the reality is to get that spiritual aspect right. You got to work with your heart for the whole day. There's no you know, switch on Switch, switch off switch. It's time for prayer. Now, let me put on you now you switch on the microphone. You switch it on now you can hear the microphone can amplify your voice. Let me switch on my heart. So the huzhou factor in the heart
picks up now I can pray it's not going to happen. Similar to the questions of the grave, we know that perhaps the only examine the world that we have the questions for from the time we are born to the exam of the grave. But no matter how many times you repeat the answers to these questions, and remember the questions, you're not guaranteed, having an ability to answer them when the time comes right or wrong. to answer them, you have to live the answers to these questions daily. You have to have a daily 24 seven journey with your heart that Allah is your Lord and the messenger is your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Islam is your religion. We that's how you prepare for that
exam. The same way we have to think of this when we talk about horseshoe and Salah if you really serious about the Salah, and bringing the horseshoe into the Salah is not just going to happen at the time of answering the question in the grave meaning at the time of the Salah that now you want to do the tequila. So now you're gonna think of horseshoe and it's gonna be there. It's not gonna happen brothers and sisters, and this is physics. It's by design. That's how Allah has done it to get the Salah that puts an end to all immorality, that Salah needs to be done with the right heart and that heart which is preparing for the Salah, after the Salah, preparing for the Salah, after the
Salah. And naturally if you prepare this way, then what's going to happen you will stay away from fascia and bunker and that Salah indeed would have put an end to fascia and mooncup I hope this creates some line of sight between this topic of crucial and the eye and serotonin carboot. And the reality of the heart being the place of worship. Right? We Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding, I mean, okay, let's go into how to bring who should into our lives. So I've been asked to share 10 points. And I've brought to you 10 points that I feel are the most applicable for the time that we will have together. Other scholars have written up to 33 points, some more, some
less, and even in some of what they've written. Some are offshoots of other points that they've mentioned already, and so on and so forth. We will share for the purpose of our time together just 10 points. The first point brothers and sisters is obviously going to be obviously it's going to be too hard because when you realize that Subhanallah I need to have a 24 seven journey with my heart. This is no easy task. Shaytan is attacking it, then shavon uses people as tools around you to attack your heart. It's true, sometimes Subhanallah we tested with people that shaytan has made
has made them a great test for us how shaytan made them a great test for us. kitana has made them a great test for us by making them do everything in their capacity to make us hate them.
Now hating someone is going to help you sort out or take away from your son cannot take away from you sir. Right. So sometimes so shaytan is going to attack directly and he's going to attack indirectly.
He's going to attack you with your human nature. Sometimes somebody is going to have something that you desire, he's going to attack you to breed jealousy into your heart. You got to understand this jealousy that's there, this hatred that that's there, what I'm feeling negatively here and negatively there. It's affecting my soul. I immediately think of your Salah that I have to fight this because my Salah is going to be affected, he's taking away my ashore, then he will take away my Salah, then he will take away my religion. Look at the understanding of the son of a son of the Allahu anhu
they understood this revelation, they understood these lessons from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
So, we have to start with da because the concept of huzhou need we need great help to achieve it. And the reality will always be that all of success is from Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And this is prevalent in the Quran. For example, Allah says Allah Qin, Allah user Kima Yeshua in another Ayah Bonilla who use a keema Yeshua in another ayah Allah kena La Habra, la como de man was a Yahoo philippou Pico waka la kumoko for sukawati. Right? Allah says, but it is Allah who purifies your hearts. Indeed it is Allah who purifies your hearts, but it is Allah who made Eman beloved to you and beautified it in your heart and made sins hated to you.
So where does success start from? Allah subhanho wa Taala
how many of us have asked Allah
to help us with horseshoe in our how many of us proactively make this as well? If you do when was the last time you did? So if you haven't, then this should be a reality check and a litmus test for you to find out how serious you are about your Salah and this concept of huzhou
right it's a big topic brothers and sisters in Islam. I know some people said whoa, what the topic why Whoa, whoa, let's do something else. This is a big topic. When the horseshoe goes there's no guarantee of anything. So the first step brothers and sisters in Islam is to ask Allah for sure, during your Salah during your sujood after your Salah, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala and afford it and now that you understand what huzhou is, when you ask Allah for huzhou you're going to intend more things. Because when you don't know what huzhou means, and you ask Allah, Allah it Lucena Taka was the key and the human Sokka you ask Allah for taco you ask Allah for who for example, you are asking
Allah for submissiveness and serenity and accomm Salah, but now that you understand that horseshoe also is not having a heart filled with jealousy, not having a heart filled with hatred, not having a heart filled with negativity, not having a heart filled with love for sin, not having a heart with, with with, with this leaning towards Hara. Now that you understand that huzhou is about a heart free from all the sins of the heart, when you make dua to Allah for huzhou. What are you asking Allah for now? You see how your quality or how the quality of your drive is going to increase? Now that you understand what huzhou means,
right? Somebody who doesn't know that horseshoe has this attachment to the heart and it means all these things that have described when he asks or she asks Allah for who's Europe, they only asked him for serenity
generally. But now that you understand what it means you will be asking for serenity submissiveness, quietude, peacefulness. submissiveness, you'll be asking for a heart purified from sin, a heart purified from evil, a heart purified from jealousy, a heart purified from enmity.
A heart purified from having this knack for having bad thoughts of our brothers and sisters in Islam instead of giving them a chance and having good thoughts of them.
And this is why brothers and sisters in Islam, I'm going to go further and say and Allah knows best, that during the mccunn revelation, Allah knows best but during the Moroccan revelation,
the Quran focused on three things.
Belief in one Allah and worshiping one Allah number two belief in the hereafter because these two things the courage, delight, and number three good character
three things, any makansutra pick it up, open the surah read it with an attentive mind you see three fundamental objectives being
presented by the soul good character why good character
before the era in the Mirage, which according to Ben Katherine others happened one and a half years before he saw the site a slightly later date
when Salah became compulsory, so before this all this time, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, 13 years in Makkah, let's round it off to two, right? So 11 years,
good characters being taught before they commanded to observe the
good character, what does it entail?
A good heart.
And if that heart's not ready, then what Salah is going to with what Salah is going to take place which Salah is going to happen, what benefit Are we going to get from it?
Does that make sense? Allah knows best. This is a personal deduction. And Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah knows best. Okay, so the first point is to make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Four crucial point number two.
In order to bring horseshoe into your life you need to appreciate and realize that the concept of horseshoe will fluctuate. Just like your Eman is going to fluctuate in your taqwa fluctuates because it's a matter of the heart and the heart fluctuates. That's how the dounia is. We know the Sahaba went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam hamdulillah when with Abu Bakar
To the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when humbler of Allah and was saying now for 100 Allah
once hamdulillah was walking off after the lesson with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he's saying now *a humble humble is a Muna.
So Baba got shocked.
So what do you mean? Why are you saying that? And he explained that how I find myself unable to be as I am with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam after I leave the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when I'm with him, the prayers I do, my applicate the application of myself and his student is at a level and when I leave him, it's not at the same level. I feel this is, I feel this is a form of hypocrisy. So Abu Bakr says, You know what, I feel the same. Let's go to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it was amazing. You had him there, some Allahu alayhi wa sallam. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard this and said, If only you could be everywhere else as you
are when you are with me. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explained that the way of this dunya is a day and a day Asana sir, a period in the period, right this is how the world is the world so it's we don't live in a static world. We don't live in a world where things are static, the good times are static, the bad times are static. We live in a world where there'll be good times and be difficult times days that are for you. days that are against you days that are easy days that are more difficult. There are days where you be able to get horseshoe in your Salah by applying 20% of yourself like maybe in Ramadan we think we feel this in Ramadan we pray the Salah with less effort
we pray we don't have to be pushed to pray but the day after eat the same so Allah Subhana lights we need that we need we need a 40% effort to get up and pray and then as the day's progressed we got to increase the volume of effort right so that we can get up and pray but Ramadan comes no nobody we don't need the alarm clock we wake up suddenly. Mashallah right like some of the brothers and sisters say we go to MCC Casa de la at home in London, we sometimes we don't wake up in Makkah before they even had to die then we wake up suddenly and we feel refreshed.
Barack of Mecca and Medina. Right? And also because this is how life is brothers and sisters in Islam some days you have to apply more of yourself sometimes less. As the poet said liquid cliche in either my 10 minute song fella you will he insane? He Uluru commercial had to do alone man, sir, Who's the man who said who as men. That's the reality of this world. Right? That he says everything in life will climb, climb, climb, climb, climb, reach a peak and go start going down. That's how it is.
And then he says what I am telling you is a reality that countries have witnessed Mancera, who is the man they were the elite for a period of time. So it was manual, and they were depressed in destruction for longer periods than they were living in serenity and contentment. That's how life is. He says Wahhabi Darla keela to Kira had this dark, this world doesn't cry for anyone. Well, I do more alcohol in lashana. It doesn't move in one constant way. Rather, it has a dynamic approach in how it moves along. It's dynamic. These are for you, and these are against you. So this concept of crucial for you to become excellent with the brothers and sisters in Islam, you have to appreciate
that this concept of horseshoe will fluctuate. You can't be beaten by the day that you had a tough day with the concept of horseshoe and give up and you cannot be deceived by the times when you have Alhamdulillah amazing crucial in your Salah. Rather, the day times that you have amazing horseshoe in your Salah. Go back to point number one and make dua to Allah thanking Allah for what he gave you. Don't take it for granted. And the day that it's tough. Go back to a line point number one and make dua and ask Allah to help you with your tomorrow and seek forgiveness for today. This is the way of the believers. This is the way of the believers This is the journey that we have.
But if you're not if you don't have an acute awareness with regards to the concept of Hosea, when you have it, you don't appreciate it when you don't have it. You don't even think about it.
Right? And as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and when you load decreed that if you are thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will increase for you. But if you are ungrateful than the punishment of ally severe, which means brothers and sisters in Islam, the day you win with horseshoe thank Allah and allow an increase for you.
That's what Allah is telling you. If you agree
grateful allow will increase it for you. But if you not, you don't have an awareness of eternal Hamza, today, I had a good day with my Salah. And by the way, you're not gonna say Alhamdulillah had a good day with my Salah if you don't go to sleep auditing, you call it the quality of your Salah that day, how many of us think about the quality of our Salah that day, right? So when you ordered it and you feel it was good immediately you think of law and when you feel it was difficult, you turn back to Allah, you seek forgiveness, and you ask Allah for assistance. If you don't realize that crusher is a concept that fluctuates, the day doesn't work out for you, you end up being
defeated by it and you end up giving up on it and then your Salah just has a physical presence in brothers and sisters in Islam. Remember what I said, Enough salata there is a particular Salah that's going to help you and that is the Salah that is done
through you raising your hands for the takbeer once your heart raises its hands for the year, when your body goes into record, your heart goes into ruco when your body goes into sujood your soul goes into sujood when your body sits with the tissue, your nefs sets for the tashahhud it is a Salah that is completed with the entities of the human being and the human being is a body a heart a soul a mind and the enough's
right. So you think Allah subhanho wa Taala and allow an increase for you. So point number one was, point number two is having the realization that Yahushua fluctuates. The third tip to bring kosher into your lives brothers and sisters in Islam is to read is to read. The first revelation was ikara which means read, read, become educated.
The foundation of Islam is a crock.
And the utensil of Islam is the the pen which is an instrument of education as well. Right?
That's the reality.
Allah says Allah Allah, de la Kala. Kala means pen. Allah toward using the pen, Allah takes us and by the pen loon will follow me one is Allah takes an oath using the pen. So the pen is an instrument of education. And the foundation of Islam is one of education, knowledge is power. We have to learn brothers and sisters, the rules and regulations of Salah. When do I have to repeat an entire unit of the prayer? When is it enough for me just to do this? The sujood of cell the sujood of forgetfulness. What should I do if I read an ayah with a such that Hillel for example?
What should I do when I joined the Imam? What are the do's and the don'ts? What should I do with my clothing? What can I wear? What can't I wear?
All these things play a part.
And then before that we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the key to Salah is that is is the zoo and the key to generalize the Salah. So what about the zoo? Do I have mistakes in my whoo Am I reading about the zoo Am I studying or do I just think I know who am I gonna learn about no are you studying go through just to make sure double check that your keys correct you've cut the key the right way because if that key is not cut the right way that Salah is not gonna open the door is not gonna open if the salad doesn't open you're not gonna open Jenna is my resume correct? Do I have mistakes in the woods?
Maybe I know that we do but I have an issue in the application of the rules when we've seen this for some people they know the rules they know the rules do but you find them leaving dry spots without realization without realizing because you've been making it five times a day for so many years it's become it's become robotically audited you're not deliberate Of course if you knew you fix it, but now you don't even know you in oblivion because never hasn't crossed your mind to educate yourself about it. revise your processes, regulate your processes, check it without the correct route. No Dr. Salah is gonna be affected and the first thing that will be affected is the horseshoe. So read about
the rules and regulations of Salah. Sometimes brothers and sisters in Islam. We see our brothers trying to catch the Imam in ruku. Once they're trying to catch the Imam in ruco they make mistakes
while doing the Tukwila, they're bowing down because they scared the Imam is going to stand up and Mr. Raka what is the rulings with regards to this?
You know that you have to start standing if you are able to stand it's a pillar from the police officer Salah if you start the Salah without standing was bowing your Salah hasn't begun. That's a mistake.
Right? People don't know about this because they don't learn the rules and regulations of the Salah.
Right? Sometimes we see people running to catch the moment ruco
running to start the prayer. This is goes against the sudden that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to come here
The prayer and join the Imam in the position that we find the Imam.
But they run to catch the email. This is against the rules and regulations of Islam. Which means naturally Yahushua is going to be affected, especially if your heart is pumping and you're out of breath. Right? What about some of our clothing?
The images that we have on some of our clothing, the do's and the don'ts of these images, the length of our clothing and so on and so forth. Right? What about learning the most the most sooner way of
dressing based on the rules and regulations of dressing what the Sharia promotes, so that we don't just dress anyhow, but we dress closest to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would love to see us in had he been here with us, not forgetting that Allah sees us already. This is important. When even the type of clothing we wear some people supanova they come with the pajamas to the masjid. Hi, you come in with your pajamas. You won't go to school in your pajamas. But anyone go to school and work in the pajamas meet the client. Even even if it's a video conference call. No one switches on the camera in their pajamas and it's a conference call for work you make sure even if
you have to just wear a suit jacket and a tie and the pajamas are down in the top five is okay fine, but you will make sure that appearance is appropriate. We come to the machine in the pajamas. The hair is all over the place. The eyes are half sleepy, the bowels the breath alarm stand and maybe they bring it home in the same way. Keifa any last minute is who is in a coma in the masjid in Surah Surah Surah Kudo, Xena tocom in the masjid take your your take beautify your address, Xena take your best dressing in the masjid here the scholars of Tafseer say Masjid here means mo there are sujood the place that you pray at not specifically the masjid but wherever you pray, take the best clothing
you have with you.
Right? Take the blessed if you put some ether on put some internos I'm only at home it's okay standing in front of Allah. How do you want the horseshoe to come? How do you want the help to come? You're not making an effort. So who do you want to make effort for you? Right? So read the rules and regulations check the dues What can I wear? What can't I weigh? How should I join the prayer if I'm late How should I complete it? When When should I repeat a rocker?
What is the pillar of the prayer? What is the pillar entail? We know inshallah we know that if you miss a pillar, you have to repeat the unit. And if you miss a wide up to do this. So what is the worship? What is a pillar? Sometimes you stand up to the second unit of prayer, you forget to sit now that you standing Can you remember? Are you allowed to go back down? What is the ruling if you halfway up if you're less than halfway up? Whatever the scholar said about this find out visit your local scholarship ask them
now that I'm up should it be that I continue with the prayer and do sudo so how do I sit down find out.
We don't want to know these things about the prayer. But we know everything about the life of the world. And the prayer is the key to gender. So this is important brothers and sisters in Islam ikura. Accra, educate yourself number one about the rules and regulations of the prayer. Number two, educate yourself about the one who you worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's fundamentally important, because the first revelation was a command to read. And the first command to read about was a command to read about Allah and learn about Allah for Allah said ffilm learn and know an alum and the hula in a high level, read and know that there's no one worthy of worship besides one Allah,
which means we have been commanded to learn about our Allah. And the best way to learn about Allah brothers and sisters in Islam is through learning the names and attributes of Allah
is how you learn about your Lord.
about him being allele, The Omniscient elbasy the old seeing a semia the old hearing and hobby, the universally
that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the universal witness.
A Shaheed is the universal witness, or Rocky, he's the universal observer.
is translated as witness as well. Because a hobby refers to Allah being knowledgeable of the secrets
and witness to them.
Time and then you learn that allies al Jabbar, they resistible
alcohol they irresistible al Jabbar The only empower the old powerful you learn all these things about Allah you start understanding exactly who you are standing in front of brothers and sisters in Islam. What's that gonna do for you? What do you think is going to happen?
That you're going through a problem and another problem and then you stand in front of others.
Lau who you know is all capable over your problems. And you say Allahu Akbar.
What's going to happen to your horseshoe and your presence in that sun? So learn about the one who you worshiping, and brothers and sisters in Islam, it's human nature, that the more we learn about somebody, the more we love them. And the more we love them, the more we want to do things for them without being forced happens, right? happens human nature, your friends, you have a friend, you have a best friend. Right? Then you have my closest friend, right? You have friends, but you don't do the same thing for all your friends. Not so if you if you had a limited invite, you could only bring five friends you wouldn't you choose the closest friends to you, who you feel the most natural
inclination and love to? Why are they the closest friends to you naturally because of your knowledge of what they have done for you. So the more you learn about Allah subhanho wa Taala The more you learn about what Allah has done for you, and when you learn how much Allah has done for you, you love him. And when you love him, you want to worship Him, and you want to worship him properly. And that's the Salah with the whole show. It happens even with marriage, right? You get married, what happens as you live with each other? What happens? You start doing things for each other. Because of that help that's happening between the spouses, the love develops, when the love develops, then
the you want to do things for each other. You don't have to be told you don't have to be convinced. right because you appreciate it. It's not like what are you say today? You say today not even married to the chef. Please make do I married the sister.
City brother inshallah ask Allah to grant her to you if he's good for you should know No, Chef, don't make that. Chef please. Make dua for this specific sister. It's a brother body. She's not right for you. No, no, no, she's right for me. So how do you know Allah knows best? Chef? Please just ask Allah for this. Brother. Why are you being so militant about this? Is no chef, I love us. What do you love? Are you sure? I'm sure. So what do you know about?
no, no read No, no knowledge. So how can love is not some some few times emotion. When Allah says woman at it's a sign from the signs of emotion, does it come symbolically, it comes with substance. You have to sacrifice for each other certain things, right? That's what happens. So you infatuated you don't love Love comes afterwards, when you get married? Then you start learning things you didn't know. Maybe you start hearing her praying to HUDs panel. I didn't know she prays to get that going to grow the love? Of course it is unless she married a shavon along with Stan, right. But in normal circumstances, it's going to grow the love. She goes somewhere else she finds out Oh, my
husband is donating to this program. I didn't know what do you think happens? She loves him more. By now she learned that my husband donates and she loves him more you think she's not going to come with a nice present or cook a nice meal that day. Of course she she's gonna want to do more. This is human nature. So the more you learn about Allah, the more you're going to love him. The more you love Allah, the more you're going to want to worship Him and improve on your worship and do things properly. It's human nature. So the next thing brothers and sisters in Islam is learn about your Lord. This is from the tips of rinku learn who Allah subhanho wa Taala is and I promise you, this
journey with the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala will never end and it will call him Rahim Allah, He says there is no happiness, success, positivity, serenity, elation in life except through knowing a law and knowing everything about
and there is no endeavor greater than the endeavor of traveling, journeying through the names and attributes of Allah, learning about your Creator and who he is subhanho wa Taala
So try and bring this program into your life. If you don't have access to resources, then you need to speak to the masjid to run the programs and as I said Al Hamdulillah you have a machine that's ready.
But the community needs to push as well. There needs to be a pool push relationship between the masjid and the muscles of the masjid. Right. There has to be that with is that collaboration and cooperation and, and cohesiveness. So you bring to the masjid, your leads and the machine facilitates your needs and collectively as a community of interdependent beings. You become a nation worthy of being the nation of our country. But in Oakridge happiness, as Allah says, You are the best oma because you are the sum of all right, then brothers and sisters in Islam. Another thing to learn to bring into your life is to learn the car and recitations of the sun. Learn the meanings,
learn what it means when you say Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana Robin, Robin, Allah can learn
About the meanings of the word. Where did the Tisha hood come from? Learn its meanings and ponder over its meaning. Sometimes we know the meanings but we don't ponder.
Like, for example, one of our machines was teaching us and it was amazing. He says, Subhana Allah, have you ever thought how amazing it is to do a good deed?
I said, Yes, people think about how amazing it is to do a good deed.
He says no. Have you ever pondered over the tashahhud in the Salah?
whereby you make dua for the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was righteous. That's what everyone does right? As salam o Allah, Allah Ribeiro de la who Salim who's pondered over what they're doing right there and then
there are making dua for my brothers and sisters in Islam.
And then you think Subhana Allah, everyone in the masjid next to me and everyone in the world, everyone in the domain, because inshallah I'm trying to be righteous and making dua for me five times a day,
So we know the meanings, but we didn't ponder over them.
And because we didn't want the we didn't value these. And because we didn't value the car, it didn't necessarily Does that make sense? brothers and sisters in Islam, right? So become empowered with regards to the meanings of these earthcam become empowered about them. When Allah grant us the understanding, I mean, okay.
Tip number four, Salah before Salah, and we discussed this brothers and sisters in Islam. Sorry, what was number one, the number two,
cause you could fluctuate. Number three, reading that's number three.
The meaning is part of reading. It's part of reading.
Yeah, yeah. I mentioned three things with regards to reading number one, read about the regulations of the Salah. Number two.
Learn about Allah The one who you worship. Number three land the Africa. Okay, so tip number four Salah before Salah, and we mentioned this earlier. What do you what do we say about this? That Salah is happening? 24 seven, how are you looking after your heart between the prayers. You look after your heart between the prayers, because if you're not looking after your heart between the prayers is not going to be present for you in the prayer. Right? You got to fight brothers and sisters in Islam and will lie I have pondered over this concept of the heart and honestly, honestly, the evidence is overwhelming about this heart being the ultimate facet of our success and failure.
And when Allah tells us in the Quran, yo mela info man wanna burn a lemon at Allah Have you called been Salim? That the day of piano is a day that nobody's wealthy children will benefit them except the one who meets Allah with a righteous heart with a pure heart with a clean heart of law. He This is exactly what everything of this Deen is trying to create for us in our lives. Create for us a system where we meet Allah with the right heart. And the pie is before us. This is what they concentrated on in a big way.
Because think about it, what made the Sahaba the best generation Have you ever pondered over this, because when you look at the books of the Center for silence, and you read the histories, you find that they you know, the period of the tablet, they probably worshipped more than the Sahaba worshipped the advanced Tabby, probably even more.
You don't find at the time of the Sahaba the Quran being completed in full as we find, for example, at the time of that bad Tabby and we hear about Imam Shafi and in Ramadan how many times you competed the Quran and so on and so forth. Right. So what made the first generation greater Muslim, comprehensively, absolutely greater until the day of the Gambia than any other generation
with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says halal Karunakaran. The best generation is my generation, what makes them better? It's the hearts
the purity of the hearts, the cleanliness of the hearts, their sincere love for one another, hearts void of hatred and jealousy.
Hearts attached to Allah subhanho wa Taala hearts that had nothing but Allah in it, they might have been billionaires. And by the way, five of the 10 who were promised Jenna, before they passed away,
in today's day and age with would be considered billionaires, billionaires. People think being rich is bad. These were properties people were billionaires promise gentlemen, before they died. Why?
Because they had their money in their hands and only outline the heart
how to clean
their house clean and we look at the scholars of Islam. They maintain this.
I came across an interesting read about the amendment never we Rahim Allah. Mundo is from the great imams of our history. He's a pillar of the Shafi
You must have been sick and Hadeeth
and you won't find perhaps a Masjid today
without a book from his books, either him or the 40 hadith of Imam unknowing, even though many people wrote books called 40 Hadith we have a solid hint there's other books but here's one look at the acceptance Allah has given it. The Shafi method he's a pillar in fact according to some of the chef is
if the view of Imam and never we know he meets the view of Imam Rafi, then that becomes the method that is considered the view of the method. For those who are studying. You would appreciate what I'm saying. Just to appreciate what a pillar amendment Not only is this Imam he passed away some sources say 41 Some say 43 he died young right? died young. Paula has generally is building as if he's alive today. How many people?
How many people are binary? How many people memorize the hadith of these books? How many Islamics? I don't think you will find an Islamic seminary without a book of Islam and never we present in the curriculum
or at least used as supplementary reading in the curriculum. I don't think so. He passed away so young, but his gender is growing as if he's alive today. 100 centuries later.
I came across a story of this immigrant who was paralyzed you know, you think how is Allah honored this man you know why is hot? It is said that once he wasn't rich once he saved enough money to buy a new pair of slippers of shoes
and then he went to the machine to pray
and he placed his shoes inshallah you don't have that issue here.
And he went to pray when he came out of the Sahara, he looked he couldn't find his slippers
looking looking looking looking.
I'm sure I put it here. They're not here. So he turned around and saw a man walking off with the same looking slippers
here what would you do?
What would you do?
Hello? You guys all supervised Birmingham. Mashallah. The city? Yeah, it is some people say you need to do before you enter Birmingham? Mashallah.
What would you do? Right? A man when no one actually starts walking behind the man, the man somehow he noticed that looks like the owner of the shoes. So when he noticed he started walking faster, so he started walking faster.
That's definitely the owner of the shoes started running say man whenever we started running, obviously, amendment number one he's running behind him and is calling out to him. Yo, Hey, yo, hi. Oh, hi. means my younger brother. Uh, he means brother. Hi. You guys know are here is the Aki Aki. You guys you made English of the term of the Arabic term or the English British accent of the Arabic term.
Aki five is going what would we say in in British English?
And if you say yeah, oh, hi. Yeah, hi my younger brother. Stop Allah mahalik stop slow down yeah, okay, this guy you know when you are stressed you can't hear anything so as as a mama no shouting he's going third gear fourth gear fifth gear he's moving say mama no is trying as well. Imagine whenever we could see now that's a panel of the gap is getting bigger obviously that guy is wearing new shoes. I'm not him. So he won't we know we can see the gap is getting bigger. So Mr. Mandela, we start shouting cobuild called cobbins say I have accepted say I have accepted and this man didn't say nothing and he disappeared into the sunset by say mama no he comes back to the masjid
sad and the students can see that our our chef is not happy. So the students are saying Don't worry ma'am. We'll get you a we'll get you a pair of slippers you know as normally people say aka Darla, and we'll get you a pair of slippers. Say mama No, it is no No, no, it's not about this pair of slippers.
I'm sad. Because I don't want to be a means of my brother's difficulty in front of a lawn that you have a hammer because of the slippers.
Look at the heart brothers and sisters in Islam.
Why is he saying that? Because the amendment never we had the view
that if you gift someone something
and they don't officially accept your gift
that is not counted as a gift. If you pass away, it falls into your inheritance.
You can't exclude it and say Am I no one can say I heard my father gift this to this person. So it's not included in the inheritance? No, they have to officially accept it. This is the view of Amendment No.
So while email whenever we was running after this man, he
His intention was to gift him the slippers. But he wanted him to say I accept. So he was shouting out him say Cold. Cold say you accept say you accept he just wanted him to say that so it's done. Because in his view then with Allah subhanho wa Taala there's no need for us to discuss this because I gifted it to him.
Allah He today brothers and sisters in Islam how would we think any we? We say no, no, no, no, no. We will wait for our appointment in front of Allah and that you have em. Right. We will happily tell our Muslim brothers and sisters this look at the hearts of the pious before us. They looked after the hearts at any cost and this is the concept of Salah before Salah This is what it is brothers and sisters in Islam that for them it was natural to keep this heart clean because they know I have a meeting with ally can go with with filthy clothes. I can't go with clothing, the heart is gonna affect my standing. It's gonna affect my who Sure. Right. So this is the fourth two brothers and
sisters in Islam.
Salah before Salah, look after your heart continuously. Tip number five, prepare your environment. And you've probably heard this before. How should you prepare your environment? Prepare your environment by ridding your environment of distractions and SubhanAllah. In the books are the highlight this having destructive designs in the masjid or colorful
objects that could lead to your distractions and as the scholars would just say it openly. So people would say that look, Chef Flan this year in his book, he says in the machine, they shouldn't be this. But why is he saying they shouldn't be this he's not saying it's haram to put this there. A red box, for example, or a green box, for example, he's not saying is haram because it's a green box. He was saying it in light of that box being a means of distraction. So don't distract yourself, prepare your environment, keep your kids in another room, or pray when they're asleep. Don't just say I'm gonna pray. And this obviously the time is running out and it says you're in a difficult
situation, but you should never let yourself reach that type of situation.
Because if you delay your Salah till the end of time for what's going to happen, you're going to prepare it with high stress and high stress as low output. Right. As those who studied management, you know this procrastination leads to what high stress? Whenever you do something whenever you make something important, urgent, it's done with high stress and yields low output. That's what they say, never let important things become urgent. Right. Urgent means if you don't do it, now you can't do it later, the time is going to expire. So
remove the distractions. Don't let your Salah get to a stage whereby if you don't do it, now it can't be done later. And plan it. So that is done in a way where there's no distractions. And that's what the scholars say, don't observe the Salah when you have this elbowed when you when you when you want to use the bathroom, go use the bathroom, make your resume stand for the prayer with his shoe, right? Remove the distractions, destructive things, destructive objects to the best of your ability. Sometimes you need to pray and work you can't understand and that you can't sorry, you have no choice. And that's why some of the scholars have said it's permissible to close the eyes in the
prayer if it's not done with the intention of resembling other faiths but done for the sake of bringing who should the prayer because of the circumstance, right. And that's why even some of the scholars have discussed that even if you pray at the caliber, you should look at the point of sujood not at the Kaaba, although this is a discussion within the papa. But why because of this concept of who these people didn't throw off. It could be a sister who would walk by a brother who walked by look at the place of salute. And that is why no one is allowed to walk in front of the person brain. And that position that you can't walk through is the position between them and the place of surgery.
Because that is your space of focus.
whereby if it's physically affected is going to have a spiritual impact.
And that's how we our brothers and sisters in Islam never ever think that if I'm physically distracted spiritually it won't affect me. Because we as human beings Everything okay? They we as human beings brothers and sisters in Islam, our entities are connected our physical self is connected to our spiritual self is connected to our emotional self.
And I'm sure you know this by design.
Can you guys hear me? Okay, inshallah. inshallah we'll switch it off soon.
Our emotional self is connected to our physical self is connected to our spirit, our spiritual self.
When you get angry, it's an emotion.
But do people not go read sometimes?
You see the physical effect of the emotional
pressure, right? So don't say I'll be physically distracted with spiritually I don't know we all connected. And that is why the fukuhara said la COVID AlkaViva who are the bad
that the judge should not rule when he's angry because they
Anger is emotion and is going to affect his physical, his ability to contemplate this case. And then the scholars through analogy said also like
that the judge should not rule when he's hungry, because a hungry man is an angry man. Right?
Right. And then they said also the judgments and rule when he's desperate for the bathroom, all these rules, the Sharia doesn't allow you to pass them. So Han Allah teaching us that there's a connection between the physical self, the emotional self, and the spiritual self. So don't say all this. It's okay. I'm sad. My prayer
is in the heart, my heart. No, once your eyes distracted, it's going to affect your heart. Once your mind is distracted, it's going to affect your heart. So prepare your environment by the next one brothers and sisters. Be dynamic in your prayer. Point number six.
Can someone get a message to the management that I'm not sure if they're aware? What's happening?
They are aware hamdulillah Alright, so be dynamic in your Salah, not static. What do I mean by this? I mean, don't recite the same surah every seller.
Every seller in the opener
call who Allah had every Salah be dynamic?
recite other sutras learn the sewers, learn as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would begin the prayer sometimes with one seeker, sometimes with another seeker in record. We know there's more than one invocation of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the ruku. Besides hanabi allows him right.
Even when you stand some yahoodi Mohammedan.
Right, and so on and so forth. Learn the different car. There is a nice app called histol Muslim, download it,
download it, if you haven't downloaded it already, seek forgiveness from Allah and download it. Right? Because it has all the authentic as a car all the different car of the sujood car of the record car of the standing and memorize it so that you can worship Allah sometimes with this sticker. Sometimes with that thicker as you are diversify what you recite in the prayer, what's going to happen
it's going to breed greater focus and that will be greater who's you but the moment you keep on reciting the same surah Salah after Salah Raka after time after time, your Salah is going to become mechanical roboticle and then there'll be no huzhou in your prayer. So be dynamic by tip number seven. Bring your heart mind soul into the prayer as you bring your body and we spoke about this. Okay, tip number eight. What is Tip Number eight. Visualize, visualize, and where do I get this tip from? I get it from Hatem allow some has given us some was known for his amazing sign up and once he students asked him how he achieves who sure in his Salah there's a give us a tip from your Salah.
How do you achieve this crucial in your prayer? So happy man awesome says I visualize. So what do you visualize, he says when I stand for the prayer
I imagine the car in front of them
and the Sirat
which runs over jahannam
and I imagined the Angel of Death behind me
and I imagined gender to my right and gentleman to my left.
And I think that I'm offering my last Salah
when I observed the tech Kabir and say Allahu Akbar, knowing that Allah is greater than everything outside of the Salah
was fearing a line having hoping is messy. This is what I think about before.
So this is a tip, visualize certain realities.
And it will help bring the horseshoe like the fact that the angel of death could be right behind you. And the reality that the Salah could be your last Salah. Right? And people find huzhou at the Kaaba visualize the car by in front of you. Yes, the Sierra beneath you imagine you walking over the path when you think you're walking over the bridge that are beneath this gentleman in front of his agenda Subhanallah what who is that going to bring to your Salah because you know at that time that this Salah is going to help me successfully walk through this earth
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding I mean, then number nine brothers and sisters in Islam, build your ability to concentrate. This is focusing on the physical self. And why do I say that? Because today we live in an age of much distraction
and sometimes a loved one Mr. And especially with our younger generation, we becoming a people
We becoming a people that are becoming addicted.
addicted to being distracted. I said this to our brothers and sisters at the different universities that have been at over the past few few days. Whenever I'm working with the youth, they have this thing that no Shall we just better at multitasking is what they say, we talk to them, they're on their phone,
they're driving, they're on their phone. They say what we better at multitasking,
you know, you're just better at being distracted. That's, that's the reality. Right? So we got to fix the physical, our ability to concentrate. And in light of this discussion, I bring your attention to a part of the brain called the pre frontal cortex is a part of the brain called the pre frontal cortex, the prefrontal cortex is a smaller part of the brain is in the front of your brain, normally, in the area that we call our forehead, but this small part of the brain is a very important part of the brain because it's in charge of active decisions. It's in charge of active thinking. All this happens in the prefrontal cortex, when you want to recollect some piece of
information, the brain takes it out of the back part of the brain loads it into your prefrontal cortex for you to remember. You know, sometimes when you there's a word on the tip of your tongue and you think, what's that word? What's that word, I have it, I have it, I have what's happening, the brain has it in the front of it, it has it
ready to download into your prefrontal cortex, but it's not happening.
If it doesn't get into your prefrontal cortex, what will happen, you won't remember it.
So the prefrontal cortex is important.
I like to think about it as ram versus ROM. Right. I majored in it before I went to study Islam. And on a basic level, you would learn that a computer has two types of memory, random access memory and read only memory, Ram, random access memory is volatile memory. It needs electricity to store information. Once the information electricity is cut, the volatility disappears, the information is flushed, ROM Read Only Memory can store information without electricity. And that is why you got to save. Now, when you're working on your computer on the Word document, the work that you're doing is happening in RAM.
If you don't save the document, and the computer switches off, you lose it Oh,
does that do you see that? So RAM, and ROM the front part of the brain, think of it as ram the back part of the brain, think of it as ROM.
Now ROM is always greater in terms of gigabytes than RAM, because RAM is job is to process information. And then when it doesn't need it, it saves it into the wrong, right, but it needs electricity present. So the same way you have the prefrontal cortex, but it's a small part of the brain. But it's fundamentally important, and the scholars of neuroscience and the brain and so on and so forth. They say that, in the best case scenarios, the prefrontal cortex can hold up to four pieces of life information at once. And that is what a brain that's trained well, four pieces of life information. So let's say for example, now I'm talking to you, I'm thinking of the point that
I'm discussing, I'm thinking of what I want to say, I'm thinking of the objective of what I'm trying to say and get to. And I'm thinking of the next point, I'm thinking of the time, this things happening is in the front. But the prefrontal cortex can only carry these four to five things or these three to four things. The moment you allow any other piece of information on Think of your prefrontal cortex, as this table over here, see this table that I have here? Think of it as the prefrontal cortex, right? Let's say only four people can stand on this table. We can only carry four pieces of information.
Right? What's going to happen if a fifth person jumps onto the table? One person is going to fall
fall off. Do you see that? You see what happens in the Salah when you in the second rock and you think is this the second or the first
it was in your mind but now it's something slipped off because you allow something else to jump into your prefrontal cortex when you bring Sarah you remembering the Salah you bring the units that it entails what you reading, you remembering that then you remembering now the unit that you in this alive information, this is what's happening in the front of your brain. inflammation is coming in and going coming in and going relevant to the prayer. The moment you get distracted with something outside of the prayer. A critical member of the prefrontal cortex at that time is going to drop out and this is where you start forgetting. Did I prefer it?
This is the second record the third one. Some people's have Angela they can't even remember if they set for the shower. Do you sit with the shower? Wash? I don't know. That's how distracted You are so panela right? So the prefrontal cortex you got to train it, google it read about it, what is the prefrontal cortex how to train the prefrontal cortex to be stable.
Right. The good
exercises to try and remember certain pieces of information in time yourself. So you time yourself like this for things in your mind, how long can you remember four things you will find some kind of law, something will skip a citizen script, stop the watch, see how long you lasted. Then you try again the next day and the next day and the next day. This is training your prefrontal cortex to be able to hold information. Because if you don't you become distracted and distracted will cause you to lose crucial. So I'm giving you a physical tip in terms of how to attain a horseshoe in the setup. Last but not least, brothers and sisters, I think it's important as Tip Number 10. Assign
yourself a more A B.
Assign yourself a mentor.
Get yourself a mentor in your life. Who inspires you about salah and someone who you can discuss your Salah issues with somebody who can watch you pray check you pray, someone who will ask you about your prayer when very few people ask you about it. Get that person into your life. There's nothing
having a more obese powerful is next to nothing honestly brothers and sisters in Islam. And it's through having tarbiyah do we grow generations and we we grow long term solutions to the problems that we are having. As parents you should be more obese to your child. And if you don't have the knowledge to be a more of with your child go and get the knowledge they should make you feel the need, especially in the volatile environments that we live in today, where sin is is beautified. And the branding and the marketing is all about desensitizing the self to that which is Hurry up and making it acceptable and natural.
Imagine if your heart is just filled with haram things being highlighted what's going to happen to your Salah.
Does that make sense? Among Mr. Han so we need to be there. No doubt brothers and sisters in Islam. We live in an age whereby the certain pieces of knowledge that our parents never needed to know but we need to know it. Maybe at that time it was for Cuba. It was a communal obligation to know certain types of knowledge. But in our time that certain types of knowledge has become frozen. Because of the situation that we in. It's not enough for the scholars to know it you need to learn it from them because you are responsible for your home
to have a more upbeat and be a more upbeat to those within your sphere of influence. And you have a more upbeat person that you are in his or her sphere of influence, particular week. Brothers and sisters in Islam these are quick 10 tips on how to bring crucial in our lives after discussing what closure is and why we need closure everything correctly from Allah alone. And he's perfect and any mistakes or for myself and Siobhan and I see colossal panda who were tireless forgiveness. Also Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. As you might know,
I'm not sure if there's a q&a session that's going to run I think we do have capacity to run the q&a session. So if anyone has questions, please raise your hands inshallah. And
we'll take them in Sharla.
Yeah. I mean, as I explained, when I spoke about visualization, we spoke about Hatem and awesome and what he's saying, I imagined the car but imagine that's what it is. You aren't necessarily saying anything. But it's having a presence of mind and heart are creating a particular scenario that you place yourself in that is conducive to you achieving the goals that you want to achieve.
Good question. Our brother is saying what happens if I get distracted in the prayer? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us about a specific shape and that comes to disturb the Muslim in the prayer. So in this case, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam advised us to seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala we say out to be let him initiate upon the regime and then you turn your head slightly to the left and you dry spit, dry sputter, no wet spitting, in the masjid, dry spit.
And the Sahaba used to say that they used to practice this and it used to help. Right? It has to be done without cool Of course, and conviction. So this is a way to if you see yourself constantly being distract, sometimes you're actually being distracted because you haven't your prefrontal cortex or is distracted. Right. Some people for example, they have their phones in their pocket, it's on vibrate, it distracts you.
We spoke about prepare your environment, take your phones have some people have the smartwatches then is vibrates. Now you holding your hand in solids.
What is the four what is why do you need this watch
Do this, this is distracting you, right? So stop, you know, fix your settings, change your settings. Right, now we have to increase the announcements before we say straighten the rows, stand shoulder to shoulder, close the gaps. Now we say, you know, put your mobile phones on silent. Now we got to say also deactivate your smartwatches. Now increasing in all the instructions with the Salah, because you try to help the onma in terms of bringing contentment. So this is one way. Another way brothers and sisters is to straighten the rows and this is shows you the importance of Jama
and straightening the rows and closing the gaps is a means of assisting the horseshoe process of the Salah because it makes it difficult for Chevron to penetrate. Does that make sense? But good question about ecologic. Yes.
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You have to speak louder
when the Imam is observing the hood pious
Yeah, you should say it silently you should say it silently, not in a way that disturbs other people. salallahu alayhi wasallam. If it comes out slightly audible to yourself. This is not considered talking. This doesn't nullify the rewards of your hotel. You're not allowed to speak during the prayer. When someone says softly to himself, he's not speaking it's not considered to be speaking. Now.
Any other questions? Yes.
If I'm praying and I remember something which I've lost, and you know that
there's a I don't know if you had a long time ago, I heard a speech by Sheikh Saeed upon a very famous day in Saudi Arabia. He was talking about how someone gave him a lot of money for machines that they were going to build. And he was he stopped at a machine and he was taking the bag to go into the machine to pray and someone stopped him to ask the question, they left the bag on the car, in the backseat of the car, and then he forgot about it went in the prayer. And then the Imam saw him and says you have to read the prayer. The prayer you hear and after the prayer do a talk. So the CFC Subhana ly started the prayer Allahu Akbar and shavon told me a 50,000 reals in the back of your
car. You didn't even look it. He says Allah. So if you get into a situation whereby you remember something and it's bothering you break the Salah, go and sorted out and come back to the prayer. Now.
We have to stop now. But we have a few questions here.
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