Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This lecture was delivered in Brisbane, Australia during August of 2017. In this lecture Sh. Sajid Umar explains the reality of the Salaah in this life and the next, and exactly why we need to get in line & shape with regards to it.
What is the relationship between leadership, making executive decisions & Salah, between the importance of rest & salah, between team work, unity & Salah?
What wisdom can we derive between the prayer being established as 50 prayers first, before being reduced to just 5? Is there a secret here?
Listen in to find out the answers to these questions and more!
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah
salam alaikum in America.
Alone malaria Milena Illa Allah.
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county operations 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 from the evil of ourselves, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, men can misguide and serve Allah misguides men can guide and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger
sallallahu alayhi wasallam as a witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is His messenger to our honorable shaquem and those responsible over this wonderful Institute and Masjid to a corporate Institute, and my brothers and sisters in Islam in attendance today, Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the one who does not thank the people, they will fail in thanking Allah to kind of move what
and I was calling to explain that this is because thanking the people entails the lesser thanks for thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala entails the greater thanks. And if you fail, with the lesser things, then no doubt you will fail with the greater things. And in being true to this Heidi and teaching of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. From the outset of this particular lecture, I extend a heartfelt gratitude to the Imam of the Institute and those responsible over the affairs of this institute and Masjid, as well as our Cultural Institute and our brothers and sisters in Islam, in this wonderful city of Brisbane members of Panama gala, except from us all, and we almost kind of
words make our city together, a city that is heavy on our skills of good deeds on the day of pm meeting. My dearest brothers and sisters in Islam as announced, the topic asked of me is the topic related to solar. And it has been titled solar, your conversation with a lot to kind of move with it. And we've had many a time a lecture on solar, or we should have heard many a time and a lecture on the topic of solar given how important this topic is. And
if I mentioned that which you've heard before, the no doubt it is a reminder and in these reminders of benefits, or do we find in these reminders, benefit for the believers as Allah says whether kin final dechra 10 Mini Allah subhanho wa Taala used to use messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and commands His messenger to remind For indeed, in these remembrances are where do we find
matches of benefits for the middle for the believers. And if I share something that you have not learned before, that indeed it will be a lesson and seeking Allah subhana wa Jalla assistance, I begin this lecture with the definition of squatter Salah, my dear his brothers and sisters in Islam is an Arabic term and the Arabic language existed before the advent of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam it existed before his birth, and most definitely before he became a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala and messenger and it came to the Ummah with the message of Islam. And when the Arabs use this term Salah in the Arabic language and in the context of their daily speech, then this
term Salah would reference a supplication would reference a a supplication or a type of praise, a type of praise. And after the advent of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and in particular, after Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this evader of Salah, then a Salah took on a new definition. And this was known as the definition in the context of the Sherry app. And this is normal with all the different sciences because the different sciences they use language
As vessels to carry the contents of the language and the vessel of the Islamic laws is the Arabic language. So after the advent of Islam, and after Allah subhana wa Jalla revealed sola, sola carry the definition of a set of bodily actions and verbal invocations and supplications that begin with ventec wheel with the truck wheel when we say Allahu Akbar at the beginning of the Salah, and it ends with the two destinies when we end the prayer say salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah. So this is a little bit about the definition of salah and this father is absolutely important. And our Sherry app is filled with the lessons regarding the importance of
Salah in both the sources of Islam in the Quran, and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said during the farewell Hajj, and we spoke about the farewell page last night. At the core of the masjid. He said syrup to fecal matter intimus sent to be lendable nobody other than kita Bala awesomeness is reported by Abu huraira robiola is found in both al Bukhari and Sahih Muslim the two most authentic books of Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I've left with you to
two matters. And if you hold steadfast upon these two matters, you will never ever go astray. These two matters constitute the Quran and the Sunnah. So these are the two sources of Islam. When we look into the two sources of Islam, we find these two sources filled with matters highlighting for us the importance of Sunnah. Why? Because the most important act of worship is the site and on the date of the AMA, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us the first matter that allows to Canada, Ghana will ask us about is our Salah. And if the Salah manages to stand upright, then all the other acts of worship will stand upright as well. Your Sangha will stand up, your fasting will
stand up you obedience to your parents, and voluntary charity and had an all as acts of worship, they will stand and be a witness for us on the day of the AMA as well. But if the seller fails to stand, then all the other acts of worship will fail to be of diligence to us on the day of pain. This is how important the sada is that the first line of defense in looking after all your acts of worship, is the Salah. And when we understand this, it's not strange there on the deathbed of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When he was passing away, he tried out a solid to solder, a solder to solder the solder. The solder is teaching the unknown about the importance of the solder,
do not forsake the solder, whatever you do, do not forsake the solder. He's crying out on his deathbed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this cry and call to action was done after he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam cried to Allah subhana wa tada and we drive to Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said Almighty Almighty that Oh Allah, my own man, my people, Oh Allah, my own man, my people is calling out to Allah to save his alma to save his people. But he Allah protect my people and do not forsake my people. Oh Allah, my people, and then he calls out and invites us towards the Salah, telling us to take the means as well that allow will not forsake those who take the means never to be forsaken.
Right? No doubt, Allah subhanho wa Taala can fix all our affairs and enters into paradise. Even if we don't do one deep. Right? This this nobody doubts this Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon Eva, but Allah subhanho wa Taala he created the life of this world, He created us and he sent the laws and Allah subhana wa Jalla. He said in his book that he will not change our situation. Until we make an effort to change our situation by ourselves in a law law you
Hatha Yoga you will not be unfussy. He will not change our situation until we make that effort. Allah will not forsake us, but allow us to make our effort This is his law. This is his decree. And as Allah says, use an arm if I were home alone, no one will question Allah about his laws about his decrees about what he decides. He is the creator of everything in creation. He is the King of kings. He is the
of the worlds, but each and every one of us will be questioned about our actions. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he cries out and says do not forsake the Salah. Assist yourself by making sure you die and meet Allah having not forsaken the Salah, and if you do so then you will find goodness with a loss of kangen water and you will find success for yourself in your standing with Allah subhanho wa Taala that's again a highlight. It's not strange that we find in the sources of Islam lesson after lesson, lesson after lesson related to the importance of the solder. If we try and take some of the teachings of Islam, pertaining to the benefits of solder, then Firstly, if we
look into the Quran, we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us and he says that from the benefits of Salah is that Salah puts an end to all immorality, and that which Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes. Allah says put Luna Oh hiya la mina Nikita was a famous Salah in a sauna. I will fracture he will income when adekola hear about a loss of chemical environment he used to His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in sudo to run Caboose or to Luna Oh hiya la camino kita recite that which has been revealed to you of the book. And this great lesson is just in this and inshallah we have a dedicated study of surah to perform a different dimension. Over Saturday and
Sunday, we will discuss Sudoku, from the dimension of understanding the methodology of revival and empowerment. The only difference is we will not be using the 21st century text as a base. But we will be using sort of recap as the base so that we understand the reality and depth and breadth of the Quran. The Revelation of Allah subhanho wa sallam thus Allah commands the messenger Luma ohira unique minion kita recite to them what has been revealed to you from the book, Joaquin salah and establish the prayer in the solids and indeed the solar of suara. The real Sunnah, the complete solar 10 has an infection. It puts an end to immorality and mooncup that which Allah dislikes, but
some people think that I pray Allah or we see people praying, Sarah, but why do we find them involved in labor? In usually an interest we see people, they regular with the prayer, but we find them having very poor ethics in their dealings, we find them being
the last people to forgive other people, we sometimes might have them wpaog like in the thoughts and maybe in some of the speeches, and then in some of the actions, how can this be when Allah subhana wa Jalla says that established the prayer, and indeed the prayer puts an end to all these negative matters, all these matters which Allah subhanahu Allah disliked, and all these matters, which are immoral. How can this be? Is this a contradiction in understanding that Allah says this, but then we find people who established the fray, and we find them contradicting the implication of this? How do we understand this? And the answer to the question, or this dilemma, is there's no contradiction.
Allah only speaks the truth, woman.
who is better than Allah subhanho wa Taala in speech, Allah subhanho wa Taala he only reveals the truth. So if we find any people
that engage a lot in Salah, but matches that are disliked to Allah are prevalent in their life whereby it's a clear manifestation and they're known by having matches that Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes, that is for nothing to do with the Salah raga it's got to do with their application on their establishment of the sun. And not that Allah didn't say it in our soil and then he said in a soil attack. Salatin is indefinite of salata is definitely, when Allah says authorities don't talk about any type of application of the prayer. He says a solid, the actual prayer when you establish it in the proper way.
This is the fella that puts an end to all that which is immoral and all that which Allah Subhana Allah dislikes when you establish the prayer, whereby when you raise your hands and you announce your heart also does that mean when you go into your soul also goes into Rico when you go into surgery, your neffs also goes into surgery. When you observe the Salah with all of yourself. This is a solid This is the actual
establishment of the fallen in a sada indeed this fella came here and in fact,
it puts an end to that which is immoral. And that which Allah subhanho wa Jalla dislikes, right? So there's no issue with the eye, the issue is with ourselves. And we must understand this. And I'm sure in Ramadan, we have generation when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the person who does not leave for speech, and working with false speech than Allah is not in need of him or her leaving her food and drink and so on and so forth. Why did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say this, he's teaching us that you fast is not about body tuition. It's about spiritual worship as well, that if your body is fasting, your heart rate fast as well, your character should
fast as well. Your attempt should fast as well, your soul should fast as well, your mind should fast as well, you should fast as well. It's about fasting with all of yourself. And if you do so, then
now you've put yourself in the reading to acquire and have an acquisition of the fruits of the month of Ramadan, which is the development of of Temple. So the first benefit of sada is this fella it corrects on our face.
It causes us to have paradigm shifts. It assists us in how we view things in the world views that we adopt for ourselves. It assists us in the manner in which we use our hands and our attempts and our bodies. It assists us in the manner in which we use our hearts and the mat and we know the matters of the hearts are deep, the thoughts that we have about other people. And we know that everything that we see on the outside is because of something in the heart. The processing unit is the heart and that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said Allah in the religion says that there's nothing about your body except one piece of flesh. If this piece of flesh is correct, your entire
body will be correct. And if it's corrupt, your entire body will be corrupt. Because everything that constitutes our body. It is
the output of the reality that is in our heart. We Allah subhana wa Jalla correct our hearts and make us understand the lesson that is being shaped I mean, the next benefit of Salah as taught to us if the Quran and Sunnah is that suara is the best action of worship after the article of faith after La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah the best way for you to engage Allah subhanho wa Taala is through the Salah, and this is manifest in the hadith of human misery.
in which he asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said he learned many of which act which action, which act of worship is the best act of worship or prophet of Allah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a Salah to
pray your Salah in its time offering your Salah in it's time, the time that Allah Subhana Allah has said regarding the surah for Allah subhana wa Tada. He says in his book in a salata canon, Nina kita makuta that indeed, the Salah has been prescribed upon the believers that fixed and prescribed times, so it's from the best of actions and this teaches us why Salah is important. Also, another lesson highlighted why Salah is important is the fact that this Salah is a means of removing our sins. It is a means of removing washing away our bad deeds, the deeds that happen between the solids by mistake we are, it's human nature to slip to something you didn't want to to fall prey to a sin
that you hate. It happens the Salah is a means of washing our slate clean. And we learned this from the editor of Jazeera in which he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the example of the five daily prayers is like the example of a river
that exists in front of the door, have one of each. And every time you leave your home, you have to pass through this river. And when you pass through this river, you find yourself pure from any physical impurity, the Salah acts in the same way then as you observe your Salah, it purifies you off spiritual impurities, which is the impurity of sin. So this is one of the benefits of Salah In fact, in another narration, and that is the habit of aporia robiola one. He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the five daily solace and a Juma to another Juma and a Ramadan to another Amman is a means of explanation for all the sins that exists between these feelings
between better and worse Allah will be an explanation for everything that occurred between
between last Ramadan and this Ramadan that just passed this Ramadan would be an explanation for the sins that took place between the last one and the Ramadan that just happened and between the two Juma as well, this is a means of explanation for ourselves. So today is the ninth of June and tomorrow is the date of tomorrow. If we observe the day of tomorrow and the Salah of Gomorrah, then
tomorrow will be a means of our slaves being wiped clean.
The state that existed between the last Joomla and the
telegraph grant is the understanding me we must understand this and remember, we, my my pattern in this talk is to go to answer three questions. What why, how right and we've discussed what when we went into the definition of solder, now we discussing why why salah and we achieving we answering this question by highlighting the important matters of the sun. From the reasons why Salah is important is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the Salah will be a light for us in this world. And the next and we learned this from the hadith of Abdullah bin Rama, Ravi Allahu and hoonah the son of God Allah. He says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the
person who looks after his prayer, then the prayer will be a light and an evidence and a means of success for this person on the day of pm and the person who doesn't, then they will have no evidence for themselves on the day of pm. And remember when we said earlier that the first question allow and ask us about on the day of piano is the follow up. If he doesn't stand, none of the digital stand? Why there'll be no evidence for us on the day of pm. And in another generation the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Bashir al Bashir in a few bullet, Iran must be normal
human being, that give glad tidings to the people who walk to the masjid during the dark periods. That's the period of pleasure when you walk into the machine to observe the federal prayer and his job. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says give them glad tidings of a complete light on the Day of Prayer. We almost had words Allah bless us with this light on the DL tm. I mean, also from the reasons why Salah is important is that Salah raises our rank in this world and the Hereafter, and our Salah as we discussed is the means of removal of our sins, and it is our sins that prevents us from being raised in ranked with regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala we find in the Hadith of the
freed slave of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
You must assist yourself by having many sujeet
ensure that you frustrated as many times as you can, before you need a loss of payment. For there is no Muslim. that frustrates a frustration except that Allah raises the Muslim in rent for that frustration and removes a sin because of that frustration. La ilaha illa Allah also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this Salah, and in particular the sujood will help us enmity agenda with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam many of us we have, we have this emotion that you know, I wish I could have lived during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam I wish I could have sat with him. I could have ate with him. I could have ran with him. I could have turned
his shirt Salalah while we're in this era we wish we lived in at that time.
Well, it's a different time that we live in, and he has passed away.
But he left behind for us to sit wait for us to run with for us to talk and in the sooner he teaches us how to interject now with him. While he was at them for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was asked by a companion.
The companion said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to help him with a lesson that will assist him into getting into Jelena with him.
Right now we are taking a lesson from those who sat with him from those who tend to shy away from those who ate with him the companion is no prophet of Allah help me intergender with you. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, help me assist you in coming into gender with me by prostrating many of us. So what a beautiful question from his companion of your loved one. And what a beautiful answer from a sort of loss of love. It
is timeless. It is for us as well as evidence of Allah and also of
Understanding I mean, from
the benefits of the Salah, and you've highlighted this that it removes our sins. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that every step you take to the masjid not just the Salah is so amazing that everything that leads to the seller is a means of benefit for you. The move that you make, then the steps that you take to get to the master. All these matters are a means of forgiveness are a means of our sins being removed. And let's not forget, as a final mention, there's so many mentions, you can have hours and hours of sittings to discuss the countless variations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam related to the importance of Salah. But one last but not
least mentioned is the fact that the Salah is a means for us in our lives, in our money. And in our life span. Many of us live today and we complains a lot that we don't find bonobo. Where's the 100 Australian dollars doesn't ask you today, something like how it used to be before
our time it disappears. We wake up in the day and the night comes. And we don't even know what happened. We used to sit with our grandparents and they used to tell us that when we were young, we used to plan to do 10 things in a day, and no one would come and we would have finished those 10 things. Today we plan to do 10 things in a day a lovely arrives, and we've only done
Our grandparents had 24 hour days, we have 24 hour days. What's changed is Korea is getting worse. And from the science of karma is the coming together of time as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said yet the power to summon time will come together whereby you have 24 hours but it doesn't feel like 24 hours we actually live in that right now. And Allah make it easy for our children, for we don't know how they will be allowed to stand from the means of bringing Baraka to your mind. And bottle country. Your time is to look after
is to look after the prayer. And note that I say look after the prayer, not just pray, but look after the prayer with Allah grant us the understanding. I mean, you know, when we look at the situation of the oma today, a cursory look, we see some common law that these three groups of people, we have a people
that have never frustrated and tasted the sweetness of putting their head on the ground for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I'm not only highlighting those who have been accepted Allah as one, and accepted Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the final messenger, I'm talking also of those who are born into Muslim families, they hold Muslim names, they consider themselves Muslims, but they haven't tasted the sweetness of prostrating and Allah says in his book, Allahu Allah
the to the people not think and realize and understand that they will return to Allah subhana wa, they will be resurrected on the day of the AMA, and they will have a standing in front of some kind of words. That day, when all the creation of Allah will face the creator will have the standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and answer for the atomic and answer for the spendings and answer for the activities. We must plan and work out and protect us. And then we have a second group. And this group consists of a people that do observe the prayer, but they're not diligent with the prayer. They observe the prayer when they finish working. They observe the prayer, when they finish
playing. They observe the prayer when they finish matters, that the actual prayer will help them but they don't realize if they pray, they rush the prayer. They don't realize
this matter that I'm going into after the prayer,
the Allah that I'm worshipping now in the prayer is going to help me in this matter.
They don't have this realization. They rush the prayer. They're not diligent with it, they pray when it suits them. And even when they pray, they pray, because they have as if it's an obligation that we just need to finish not an obligation that is actually a means for us. We almost have handled with the IRA forgive us and about these people, a lot of things for us.
And let me know man said it himself. Allah says whoa and cause be to those who observe their Salah after they fix them prescribed times. Allah says what
was the lesson newcrest
Allah says command your families to the prayer
Be patient and persistent in your prayer and you commanding them to pray. lenise Aluko is fun. We do not ask for your sustenance.
It is Allah who provides for you when you go to the temple, and the good end is for the people of today people say no, we're too busy with work, we too busy paying the bills, we too busy putting food on the table. We too busy to raise our children upon salla Allahu Stan, how would we stand in front of Allah Subhana.
Allah, when Allah tells his prophet, as we said earlier,
on the keytab, recite to them what we have revealed to you in the book, and in the book, Allah says, command your families to the prayer, Allah doesn't say have patience with this, he says was Swabian be persistent with it, it's not going to come from one instruction is not going to come from one message, you got to push, you gotta persevere. You got to be persistent, it's gonna be difficult, don't give up. This is what Allah once and especially don't give it up with the excuse of sustenance, and I need to earn and I need to pay the bills, because Allah says, we do not ask you for sustenance, we are the providers of sustenance, we created it. And when distributed, you need to
take the means no doubt. But don't flip your priorities.
Don't hit your priorities.
The Salah is a greater priority for you than whatever else that you're doing at the expense of your son. So these people, they forget these aliens, and we asked the last panel who Allah to protect us from this group. But then we have a third group.
And this is the group we asked a lot to include us to make us part of this group. And this is the group that spilled their day, around the summer. The alarms are set to give them notification about this policy. And when they know the soliton was entered, there is nothing more disturbing to them than the fact that they have observed that you find them hyperventilating, you find them, they are disturbed. There's something on their mind. Their minds are busy, their hearts are busy. They want to pray, the peace is in the Salah, the serenity is in the Salah, the solace is in the surah and these are the people that Allah has written to be from the successful because Allah says
so Hi, my daughter in law, Mussolini. Allah says mankind
has been created in his, he acts very quickly.
when something doesn't go his way, he becomes depressed, he starts complaining.
And when goodness comes to him, he doesn't even have the commands of Allah He holds on to that goodness as if he's never going to die.
Allah says except
except the real
estate establishes of these people are not like this group that Allah Subhana. Allah describes, we ask Allah to make us from this group. I mean, they are
my dearest brothers and sisters in Islam.
The first act, as I was calling to say, that Allah revealed in terms of his worship, after commanding us to La ilaha illAllah, Muhammad Rasulullah, after commanding us to accepting Allah as one, and accepting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the messenger is this one. And this deduction has been taken by the scholars contemplation over when they looked into the forum, they saw that one of the earliest sort of review of the Torah
this level of interest when
I was in the army he was telling me 30 Allah commands His Messenger Oh, you wrapped up in garments stand up the night, except for religion. The standard of the night here is representing the Salah, which means a lot including the sun. And this corner say at this point, the instruction was General in encompass Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and waldensians nyssma, who half of the night I will post me who karela or a little half, a little less than half of them
are more than half
an acre dealer, and besides the prime with a clear recitation, and we know that there's no solid that is void of the recitation of the Quran. This was at the beginning, but at the end of surah, to resemble we see Allah subhanahu Allah revealing a concession now making it easier because the Salah has been established. People understand it as a norm, a lot establishing very early on after La ilaha illa Allah Allah says
We can which is easy for you from the meaning Now you don't have to stand up half the night stand up a period that is easy for you. Right? So the scholars say this was another ayah that Allah revealed as a concession, which was abrogating the first ayah, which was a command to it. And the scholars have discussed this was this inclusive of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or was this a matter only for the Omar Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam but for him it was still compulsory. There is a discussion between the scholars these two views regarding it, but the point is that the Salah was established very early on.
it wasn't compulsory at this stage as we have the five daily prayers, but then Allah subhanho wa Taala took the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the surah and the Mirage as we have in the hadith of Alison Malik robiola, one in the authentic books of Heidi, he says that Allah raised his messenger to the heavens. Now I want you to take note of one important fact. And that fact is that every command of Allah came down to the old man via GB was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was, except
except the five daily prayers
for this, Allah raise these messenger to the heavens, and got him to pass a point, that no other creation of our past including God, and it was here that Allah gave him
gave him the prayer Salalah
Allah He, if we only understood this, this was enough for us to understand how to handle law. how important the race
This is enough
that Allah gave it to Muhammad Sallallahu it will send them directly was the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at a point that no creation of Allah ever reached.
And when Allah gave him the prayer, he gave him 50 signs. But Allah is knowledgeable of Allah knows already what will happen before it happens. And Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on his way down. He was Mousavi Salah. And Musa says, What did Allah give you? And he said, Allah gave me for my own prayers. And note, Allah didn't give it as a beggar. Allah gave it as a gift. This is a gift. Understand this. Allah doesn't need our worship. He's perfect from Allah, and he's perfect forever. Your frustration does not increase His Majesty. Your sin does not decrease His Majesty. If you frustrate you benefit from as we learned just now in the different iterations that we do. And if you
don't frustrate you are harmful. Allah didn't need to create us to fulfill some important matter with him. So panda who has had his perfect from ever, and he is perfect forever. Allah didn't need to create to be called the Creator. He didn't need to be worshipped to be known as Allah. He didn't need that he was a law before he created a creation that would worship Him. He was the creator before he created. He was alpha, alpha, alpha. So before he forgave anyone, so kind of who he was perfect from EPA, and is perfect for when he gave this act of worship the Sunnah, he gave it to the oma as a gift, then the oma has to live in a difficult world. And our journey to Allah is a
difficult one among us in Mecca Catalina
you your journey to Allah is similar to the farmer tilling his land with his pig under the hot sun, moving from one end to the other, the other end to the other, the other end to the other, and then he has to plant the seeds and he doesn't know what the seeds grow. Will I get food for my harvest? I don't know. It's a difficult journey. Right? Allah likens our journey to a lot similar to elections to the journey of this farm and history. So our blog is
that give your own mother Sarah, it will assist them in the difficult journey that she has to undertake on the way to me and that is why
when Allah says, When Allah Subhana whoever Allah, He tells us about how this life is a test and how difficult this life is. Allah says is the summary of Salah, help yourself, assist yourself with patience and the sun.
The sun is the hub, it's your gift. It's a gift to you to help.
It's for you, but today we treat it as an obligation. That's
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is a serious profit go back to online secrets. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kept on going back to Allah and kept on coming back to Musa kept on going back to Allah kept on coming back.
To move up until Allah reduced the Salah to fat and loose I said go back, because five is too much, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
What is Allah has done so much for us, inshallah Allah will manage with this. But Allah left it at five, in terms of application in the dunya. But in terms of our scales of goodies in the Hereafter, it says it is the mercy from Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah, what has it done for us well law of the land what Allah what hasn't Allah done for us, oh seven, he gives us 55. And I was pondering over this point, your site deliberation
that Allah could have just given Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam five
years five, and take this god man.
And I think especially in our times, there's a lesson in this. Because today, even with those who are hungry, that are blessed to observe the fight, they think this is all of the religion. We look after our families, we go to a, we have a job, we pay the bills, we put them through university, and you pray.
The Salah is here to help us. And we must ponder over all this context, what is Allah making 50 then five, why not just give five
to teach the oma
that is one to find. There's other matters you should think about. There's other realities you should consider. You should seek knowledge. You should do the voluntary Salah you should fast the voluntary fast. You should teach people you should.
You should open madrasahs and Institute's, you should build good schools don't think it's enough. It has to be given five.
But he made it 15 reduce it to five to teach us that allowance. Or reward to 50. But now you have time to do more, go to more. Go do more. Attackers today. If you tell someone there's a lesson going on here. Come on, you know, busy week, this weekend. You don't have time, any time for my family. I'm too busy. I have a
translation of Google Translate. I have a translation when people say busy I have a translation for it. And that translation is
not that important. Or this matter is not important. Right? That's what it is. Because even when we visit, we still have time for the important things. Right? Nobody forgets to wear the clothes when they visit. It's important. You have to wear your clothes, right? You remember?
Remember to wear your clothes, wear my clothes afterwards.
So seeking knowledge you have to Why are you complaining about women excuses. It's not busy. It's an excuse. You basically say seeking knowledge is not important. Sometimes you meet people and you tell them one weekend have time for law one day in the week have done because I have time for life The day I pray my
brother allowed me to
if you want to say your time formula in the fight that you do, what is the minimum? Don't let a fantasy Don't let the fact that you're doing the minimum deceive you to say you have time for law, there's much more that you can do. And yesterday I shared an important lesson with our brothers and sisters and currently that after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam there's no profit, but they still Shaffer they're still human beings. So where will the guidance come from?
There's no prophet after Muhammad, what will happen?
What will happen to the Ummah is the home of Muhammad Allah.
Allah never said any prophet after Muhammad. But he said
that there's no prophet after Muhammad, but the prophetic legacy will be placed on the shoulders of UNDP.
And how is Mohammed Salah Why
was he doing the minimum? Or is he fine?
Right? I try to highlight this because it's attached. I want us to think about this we should find all of our sources we should go deeper. Why Allah 55 why the whole journey meaning the Prophet going down and come up going down come up.
There's a deeper meaning there to understand.
So Allah revealed the Salah as five times as a compulsory matter during the mirror, but during that time, it was only two minutes of pregnant.
All the solids were three minutes
until Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam migrated to Medi when he migrated to Medina, Allah revealed extra laws pertaining to the Syrah from the laws was that solid and outside and Asia will become full except for the travel. It will remain as to from the laws is the change
from the laws
The matter of Voodoo, all these matters came in greater detail after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam migrated into money. Right?
from the laws that Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed and leaves specific to the seller is that there will be no excuse to miss.
There will never ever be an excuse to Mr. seller. If you don't know what the table is, try your best in understanding with the liberalized entry. If you don't have water, Allah you can
If you can't stand, sit, if you can't sit, lie down.
If you can't move, with even your head, praying with your heart, there's no excuse to Mr. Sun. If you don't have clothes, pray with whatever clothes you have. But don't miss the fun.
never misses the Salah. As long as you are the average age of puberty and you have sound mind there is no excuse to miss the song.
The prayer must have the prayer must have
whether you are on a plane, whether you are on a ship, whether in a vehicle, whether you at the time of war, when the enemies in front of you, Allah reveals the laws pertaining to Salah during war. And in particular, how to pray in JAMA as well when the enemies is no excuse because this is the only act in Islam that will say, no matter what,
no matter what, there's no excuse to miss it. Why? Because it's that important to us by the brothers and sisters that establish the understanding. Before we end the talk, I want to share with you a few matters pertaining to the actual seller to assist us in appreciating.
The first one is the integrity.
Many of us say Allahu Akbar. And many of the English translations translate our level of power as Allah is the Greatest. This is a good translation.
But there's another translation which states Allah is greater because Akbar is from a suite of wheat, right? Which means Allah is greater.
Why should we highlight this translation?
Because when we begin the Salah, and we say a lot is greater.
What are we saying? Allah is greater than everything outside of the sun.
When I raised my hands, Allahu Akbar, why are you raising your hands, you shining everything else now, outside of the sun.
And you tie your hands. And that's your focus. you've entered the Presence of Allah Subhana.
Allah is greater than everything, all my worries, all my difficulties, all my obligations, my work my exams, matters of the Allah is greater than all of this, Allahu Akbar. And you enter in the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right. When you understand this, it assists you in gaining the power of an acute focus in reality in terms of your reality. And the pious before us is to say, when we raise our hands and announce Allah as a greeter, we placed the Qibla in front of us and gentlemen, on our right, and gentlemen, on our left, and the angel of death upon us.
This is how we enter into the Presence of Allah, that we don't guarantee ourselves an exit from this. So we apply ourselves in it and worship him or try to worship him the way he deserves to be worshipped Allah subhana wa jal. This is important. Point number one. Point number two, there's many abstract lessons for Salah outside of the spiritual lessons, that persona teaches us five times a day to help us in our action.
The first lesson is the lesson of unity. Because of all the Pillars of Islam teaches unity within different ways.
The Shahada is about unity of the hearts that when you lose limbs, your bond is greater than the bond of blood, that the Shahada unites your hearts far beyond other matters that unite us such as our names and tribes and cultures, right? When we go into hedge, it unites the oma on one place on earth during one day, or a few days in the year. When we look at fasting, it unites Salma in one action to the one month affair, and it attaches the rich of society to the poor of society. The same with the second when we look at the Salah, it unites us five times a day, number one in the fact that the action is taking place. And number two, if the action takes place in a particular place,
which is the mastery there's the US
At the Sahaba they used to worry about the pharaoh Muslim when they didn't see him in the masjid. They would go to his home and check. Is he well? Is he unwell? What is the reason why he isn't at the mosque? Right? This is number one, the matter of unity. Salah also teaches us leadership.
And this leadership is understood in how Allah designs the congregational prayer, that we have the Imam, and no one should beat the map. No one should enter ruku before the Imam, no one should enter the sujood before the map, no one should end the prayer before the exam. And if you miss something with the man, you make it up. This is a politician that the man is a leader. And this condition is for the man to be the most read with the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, which teaches us a leader needs to be knowledgeable. The man has to know how to command the congregation behind him in terms of the movements, he can't have a softer voice when nobody can hear. The man needs to know how to
make executive decisions. If the man hears a child crying at the back, he should shorten the breath. He should shorten the suit and the suit and the record and the and the recitation. If the Imam sees this old people praying behind me, he should shorten that surah. He should gauge the abilities of his team, the people behind him this is a leadership lesson. Salah teaches us how to be leaders, for those who are in a sauna also teaches us how to be team players in the sense that we can't get in the actions of the law. We can't speak above the command of the man, we can't go ahead of the man whether you agree whether you disagree, there is a manner you have to follow the leadership is the
following. Right? If the man makes a mistake in follow up, and the congregation corrects him with a man doesn't follow through, the congregation has to follow the man. There's no breakaway movement here. Again, a man committed to finish how we want because the man we're listening to us, he paid three it's supposed to be for you have to follow. And when you end the prayer, then you have a discussion with the Imam. Right? That is to
be a team player. Many of us don't think about this. We go to work every day and we go into corporate training, we get a guru to pray to come from some faraway land, to put every paying $5,000 a day to teach us leadership and development right?
It's all there. And hamdulillah from the lessons of the surah is how to be proactive in your life. Because most of the Salah is an act of worship. You never ever silent in yourself. Right? You standing you worship Allah, you record you worship Allah, you instruct you, you worship Allah, right? So the Sunnah is teaching us be proactive in your life, do positive things always Don't waste time. But swana also teaches us that rest is important because Salah has places of rest, you need to have recreation, you need to have breakfast, in Salah, the semi Allah William and Harry their position, there is a position of risk. The sitting between the two centers is the position of
the sitting the after two units of prayer before you get up for the last two. It's a unit job, it's a placement of rest. The Salah is teaching us in your life, be proactive, but also sometimes you need to rejuvenate yourself. You need to have a break. But when you have that break, don't disobey Allah. Because when we between the studio there's some little
Where are we standing
in Little Rock, banana, right? The ribbon in your recreation don't disobey Allah why we need to be 24 seven builders of gentlemen. So Panama. And then in this the Sala teaches us that in life we should be of service Allah teaches us the proportions of rest of our life that don't be resting more than you are active. Because when you look at the rest periods in the Salah, we find the rest periods are much shorter than the periods of productivity and you stand longer than you sit between the two studios. Right? Your record is longer than your standing before you go into studio. Right? The Salah is longer than you sitting between the two units of prayer. So Salah is teaching us how to
manage our time that have arrest. But listen, Brother, don't make yours forever. Right? Listen, Sister, don't make your ex forever. Don't make your life be 60% rest 40% action 51% rest, rest 49% action. manage yourself. Well. This lesson is in the sun. When the sun also teaches us how to be dynamic in our life. So we don't burn out. Many people. They worship Allah one way and they get bored of it anyway
You know, when we do something all the time we get bored of it, right? You know, the Gold Coast is down the road, but people say, we
need to go there at the beginning. We got tired of it, we need another Gold Coast right? We need something different. Right? So in the Salah, Allah keeps us moving. He doesn't just make us worshiping by standing. After a while, he says worship me. After a while worship me standing. After a while worship Me frustrating. After a while worship me sitting a lot changes our positions to teach us that in life be dynamic in your approach. Don't do one thing all the time. Change. It also allows us to us different recitations. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would begin his Sunnah reciting the opening of Salah one time, you will decide the particular opening another time
you will decide to different open in Sudoku and to do this different do is to decide after some time it'll be allowed him we should learn in the Syrah. There's just there's different matters a different students to decide different to decide. Yes, in case you didn't know, there's more than one out in Africa. Right? I think I must highlight it because it's the most popular tools to recycle. And some people decided all the time that sometimes they don't even know which which which unit they in that hold on. Where am I because it's become such a robot, it's become a robotic arm. So it has
become Mashallah over the years of deciding this insurance is become a norm. And you've lost the spirit of the Salah, and the fact that it is an evaluation of an ad. Right? So Santa teaches us how to be dynamic. And by the way, we should be dynamic in our salon, you only know what
to call them, then it's time for you.
And if you know that, then man pull out
a different light.
And by the way, when I said might be short, in words, but it's very long indeed. Right, perhaps we'll leave that for another talk the meanings of sort of last, we spend a few hours with that. So this is also another benefit from this one. And I must have handled what Allah knows best. I wanted to add some
physical abstract benefits because as I said, we've had talks on Quora, these are some contemplation that I've had, you know, the fights are very long to Australia, you have a lot of time to think these are some abstract learnings that I've taken from the Salah that I wish to share with you perhaps you will take it to other people and perhaps it will be a means of you becoming closer to your Salah and understanding how exactly it is indeed, a conversation with Allah subhanahu Allah, everything could access from almost anywhere to Allah, in any mistakes or from myself and she upon an AC Komatsu cannon, where does forgiveness mean? I love you all for the sake of Allah and thank
you once again. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala unites us in this world, many, many times. So we can learn more from the inheritance of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then Unitas in the Hereafter, in a dose of Allah insha Allah as united as here in this Masjid here in Brisbane this evening. I mean, you're allowed me
to either me or somebody else. Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh