Inner Dimensions of Salah #1
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Now handily learner I don't want to start you know who want to stop fiddling with learning and surely unforeseen I will see you at our Marina. Yeah, the love alone will the Lola will make you look for their hair the other eye shadow Allah, Allah. Why the hula surely you could a shadow under Mohammed and Abu Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa Ana Ernie, he was so happy he was so limited Sleeman Cathedral on Nilanjana. Dean,
Today before we begin the class,
I think it's important for us to
be aware of what's happening in the Muslim world.
Many of us
take what they call it a political stance to everything.
We say we don't get involved in politics, whatever I suppose to me.
And part of this is
a result direct result of 911 and not wanting to be painted as terrorist and not wanting to be
considered to be militant and these type of things.
Because we don't as Muslim support one time, violence and
killing of innocent civilians and those type of things. And so to distance ourselves, and perhaps a person goes too far to the opposite extreme.
Islam as a dean, it's not a religion. It's not something we do just in the message. It is the way we live our lives. It's our worldview.
It's the way we process everything.
Including including politics, which is why there's a whole branch of science studies called a CSS Sharia. Right, which can loosely be translated as legislative politics or shutter a politics politics according to the treaty I
shake was saying the TV on him Oh, Allah to Allah has a book on the subject. It was explained by an old claim and a token for Camilla
and spin a part of his plan from the beginning. How do you set up a hierarchy who has to listen to who, who governs who how is that done?
And, unfortunately, and we've been affected by what could be termed the spiritualization of Islam here in America, where Islam has just become about being spiritual
and drawn closer to Allah Subhana Allah through ritual acts of worship, which is no doubt that's a part of his thing. It's the fundament, that's, that's the basis of his name.
That's the cannabis now, that's not all of his land.
And if we stop there, we're doing ourselves a disservice. We're doing the Muslim ummah disservice.
And for so many of us and for so long, pushed our kids into sports.
Eager to see them play soccer, win a basketball, game, play football,
and not at all, have our youth involved in any type of the arts, the martial arts, combat, shooting,
archery and the other things that will prepare them to be able to defend themselves and defend their families which is an obligation upon the Ummah, upon the men of this ummah. Remember no Rahim, Allah Tada.
He says that this is Mr. That it is upon the men to protect and this is the word to use L hurting him, which many people think is not false. However it is proper Arabic to protect the women.
It's an obligation upon the man raising a boys to be
sports fans and that even know a little bit about how to defend themselves,
then this is a disservice.
What is absolutely unacceptable is the framing of the American politicians and spokespeople in the school system. And people at work and CEOs of hospitals and everybody else sending out these letters saying how we want moments of silence and we want to take a moment to condemn the terrorist acts against the
Israeli citizens and they go down that list.
And subhanAllah is like history started on Saturday.
It was like history only began
Israeli citizens are hurt.
We don't have to go back 75 years to look at the oppression of the Palestinian people and their attempt for resistance.
We can go back just not even a generation from 2008 Until now,
in the Gaza alone,
the Israeli forces have killed over 6400 Palestinians. These are facts. These are not. We're not even getting into subjective This is objective facts.
In five major military incursions into Palestinian land,
they have killed 6400 Palestinians 308 of them have died.
Where do where is that condemnation coming from? Where are they condemning the State of Israel,
for their barbaric killing of Palestinian civilians 6400. The majority of them are not combatant people,
the women and children and unarmed men.
Where's the condemnation for that, but yet we're required if we're going to be good Muslims, good citizens of America, you need to condemn the attacks that happened over the weekend. It's a double standard. We shouldn't go for it. We can't go for it.
Not not as people who want justice, if there's going to be a solution, a peaceful solution that they
then bring that peaceful side to the table. And it can be a peaceful solution. But if you're going to constantly oppress people, cut off their livelihood cut off the meat. 53% of people in Gaza live below the poverty line, a third of them in extreme poverty, difficult to find meals, because of the blockades.
Because they have put up walls all around. I'm not the one that calls it a open air prison. We don't have to wait for some other Muslims. The former president united states, Jimmy Carter calls it an open air prison
was being practiced right now.
in Palestine, in Gaza, has been called apartheid, not by other Muslims, by Human Rights Watch, by Amnesty International, by the UN themselves. And it's interesting to note that this whole Israeli propaganda stuff is here in America. And if you soon as you go out, you'll start to see other narratives, which is why the General Secretary of the UN has not only condemned what happened over the weekend, against Israeli citizens, but today or yesterday, the Israeli siege of Gaza, he condemned it openly, but you will not find an American politician do that.
This is the UN
because by consensus of international law, what is happening, the occupation of Palestinian land is illegal. It's illegal by international law. So again, these are all facts. These are not how we feel about it. It is what it is.
How should we feel about it as Muslims, we shouldn't be disgusting.
However, I do advise that you try to stay away from the images that are circulating, because they are very disturbing. It may lead a person to
be very emotional and irrational.
And our Prophet Isaiah salatu salam
told us that the example of the believers
in there mutual love and compassion and empathy that they have for each other, and affection that they have for one another. It's like that of a body.
When part of his suffers, then the entirety of the body suffers with sleeplessness, and fever. We should feel a pain.
This one is different. It's not like what has happened in the past. Something is changing and loss of power to Allah knows best. What is going to lead to we ask that Allah azza wa jal Give victory to the Palestinian people and that he free metal oxide from the hands of those who are oppressing it and have taken it as captive.
But as a people, we can't be apathetic to stuff like this. Don't just let this stuff go by and so I don't get involved in politics. Subhanallah we Muslims? It's the plight of Muslim people.
And if you are Muslim, then by virtue of you being
That is your life. It's not just what you do in the masjid. It's not just in you buying and you're selling. It's not just in your marriage, but it affects every aspect of your life. And I'm not saying that we should go out. Everybody start, you know, being busy everyday reading about politics and things that really don't concern you. But this does concern us. This does Allahumma Stein, along with Stein, and not to mention, and he Subhanallah because of the attention that this has gotten, and in many of our brothers and sisters also suffering in Afghanistan, from a major earthquake that has killed 1000s of people. And Allah knows best but they say that the count may be higher
than what they've initially
witnessed. And with that being said, know that Allah azza wa jal is Avraham Rahimi.
And then he is just that justice will be served, if not in this life than in the next and at a bare minimum, and we shouldn't look at it as being something like,
make dua for your brothers and sisters in Islam. Not just right now, not just for half a second, but make dua for them for real. Get up before Fajr make dua
like make it make it for because Allah azza wa jal in his hand, is the Dominion the kingdom, he can change whatever He wills it, it might be your do I have this answer.
Don't don't take it for granted. And make do I call upon Allah subhanaw taala to alleviate the suffering of our people.
Allah homestyle tell you, Michelle Allah,
we're going to
read as much as we can of
the inner dimensions of Salah I have no kayam or himolla to add, we began on page 16 So if you can open up your books to page 16 just want to go back over this beginning part of the book.
Dr. Matariki read exactly. Just take it from the beginning and
Chapter One is the name of Allah, the Most Merciful. Even Muhammad didn't have
the Allah still is virtually a crime said
just a quick point here, the Muhammad ibn Abi Becker
even if I email Josie
Abu Bakar himself is high email Josie. So there is an extra Ibnu just right because he is he is Ibn Hi humilde Josie or even higher.
So ever workout, he is a human. He is not even quite human Josie
and Abu Bakr was the father of
Muhammad. So he's Muhammad ibn Abu Bakr Ibn who?
Yeah, who is it?
Yeah, Ty, who's evanhoe He's gone.
They've been side by
was born where, by the way.
And the mess in Damascus? Yes. followship this is a
this is a discourse on the inclination towards listening to music, and songs versus the ability to swallow and the pain. Okay, so we talked about this point for a second last time, but I just want to go back over because he says findwise Anna Tina doke is semi wild orcas. sodality we'll call it n.
And I want to make sure that when it says here listening to music and songs, that you understand that he's not just talking about music and songs as we know them. He's talking about SMR specifically, and then we'll talk about today's type of music later on down the line Inshallah, that will come in the book. And what do we say a semi is what is that
type of ritual. They're the Sufis that uh huh.
So, so that's a literal translation. It's auditioning, yes.
Like the choir doesn't a church this year close.
A Sufi concert playing me that's actually pretty close to
Okay, all right. All right. So this is what exactly. So this is where I want you to understand about some apps because it's not just listening to music for no reason. Or like somebody's writing down in a car, riding in your car or listening to music, right? The purpose of cemac it has to has to be understood so that we understand what some actually is. There's another term that I use Does anybody remember what it is? Watched? Watched? While Jean down watched and watched? Is
ecstasy or rapture a trance like state? Okay, that they enter, whereby they believe that they are experiencing the or a divine unitary experience.
They have become one.
what is ecstasy? What do you think of when you think of that? Or Rapture?
Getting High, like getting high. Okay. So so it's it's an altered state that a person enters, you got to understand this, this is not it, you got to understand what your claim is talking about.
What is he doing, he's comparing this to what a person will feel when they actually enter the salon like they supposed to.
And he's saying that what we experienced in salon,
okay, is much greater than any of this ecstasy or rapture or whatever they talking about. Alright, so understand that this is important.
Now, I'm not just going over these concepts just because they are academic terms. All right, so So this is a state almost like we talked about, almost like a person who speaks in tongues, okay. When they reach a certain this is wedged ecstasy, Rapture. It's almost like they get to a state where they don't really
realize what's going on around them. Okay. They own trance like state
that's watched. Now, how do you this is the objective, by the way, the objective is to get there. This is the objective of those people who do one Summit. So their claim is that in order to get to that state, then they have to listen to poetry or chants.
Sometimes this is just dhikr. All right. Oftentimes, it is accompanied by music.
All right. And so it's through, in fact,
and along with Stan, I'm gonna mention this not as a Not to disparage any particular scholar of Islam, but because Ali Rahimullah inhale, Loma de he has a section called addabbo, Roxy was summer
there are rocks was summer, the etiquettes of dancing and a summer
alright, and he lays out obviously, was Ali Rahim Allah was from the Imams have to So Wolf. And this is part of the practice.
And interestingly enough, and you'll find that even Okay, him himself shape are the same, and others benefited a lot from some of his works. But there are other things that Subhanallah I'll have to hack on you tabac right, the truth is, has more right to be followed. So even if any man has a great mm in one field, does not mean that you just take everything that that person says about anything.
So he has a whole section about what you have to do in order to to reach this state of ecstasy and how it has to be through music and it is that this music that connects the infinite to the eternally it man to Allah habitat alongside
in any event, so this seminar is you will see today when they gather in circles as semi circles, and they'll start a chant and one of them will chant after the other and then they might start playing music. And one of them is doing the drums and one of them is doing flute and whatever. Until they create this chorus. Okay, that resembles what you may see in a church with a choir. Alright. And this is supposed to get them to a state that is different from anything else that they've ever felt. This is supposed to get them connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. And the problem with this is that they've attributed to Islam
They left it out of Islam it'd be their own thing.
But attributing it to Islam is a problem.
Because all we want is just one Hadith. Just one, one eye. That shows us that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam did this with his campaigns
and they will not find one until yomo Kim
is the profit it is select to save did not do that. And Allah azza wa jal says I do want to come over to that come Dina come what's meant to Alikum devotee? What are these will Hakuna Slammer Deena on this day? Allah azza wa jal perfected or completed his Pharaoh pilots perfected the religion perfected the deed and he is pleased with Islam as our deen is our way of life. For as Imam Malik Rahim Allah Allah said for Madame Yoko Naomi, then Dina fillet according to Medina, whatever was not Dean on that day, it's not Dean today
and there was no none of that happening at the time of the prophet Isaiah Selectric.
So, here he says that this we are going to
a discourse about listening to music and songs versus the affinity to Salah and the Quran. Now offering a detailed detailed account offering a detailed account of how the experience derived from the salon is entitled antithetic Vedic music and sing
will also elucidate the inverse relation between the two inclinations alright, but put a circle around it the inverse relation between the two inclinations that is a very good translation along with
the inverse relation between the two inclinations Yes, what to inclinations somebody is inclined towards what to summon and another person is inclined towards salah and the Quran. The inverse relationship means what?
Right that the more that you're inclined to that the less that you're inclined to God
and the manner and the manner in which the strength and influence of witnesses is essence ease necessitates the weakness and effectiveness of the other that is the stronger the yearning for music and singing is the weaker shot the attachment is so that handy
now tight so look at question one very quickly here which is what we we started last week talking about even old claims book called calamity Masada to summer trees on issue Summit. What does the word of Summit refer to? Okay, we're clear on that. All right. And when you talk about Summit, there's another word that you need to include in there which is watched watched be what is the author comparing in this work?
He's comparing what
the salon is semi right or the inclination of one to salon as opposed to the inclination of wanting to a summit and see is did he write a book titled inner dimensions of prayer and the correct opinion and Allah Subhana Allah knows best is that he did not that this is in fact a chapter in another book called el Canal My name is Allah to cemac And as for the book that they have called a straw, a Salah, but even okay and then it is just the title that they have put on this on this particular chapter.
The next question I have all of you had a chance to read the questions Why don't we?
this Allah is trying to go deeper worshippers and Allah's gift to the believers. It is imperative for you to know that so that is without any doubt, the domain tranquillity for devotees will be the enjoyment of the souls of monotheist more in the garden of the worshipers are at the essence of enjoyment of the humble one's quality ie the test of the sincere one. So the and the scale measuring the mettle of those embarking, embarking upon the right path, Sadie King, it is choosing steps that day, so I want you to write this down somewhere so even Okay, Mr. himolla Tana is explaining here that a Salah
by a certain group of people. There is an enjoyment that comes with salah. Okay, so he talks about the MO Hibino. And the more he deen and the Abbe de right but the point that he's getting to here is that salah is in
And the second thing that he wants to point out is that it is a scale and it's a test.
It's a scale by which a person can measure their own devotion to Allah subhanaw taala don't look further than your Salah. Don't look to you as a cat and your sadaqa or how many times you may look at your salon, the salon is the man. The salon is that balance. When he says balance he saw me Zen scale by which a person measures their devotion to Allah subhanho wa taala. So he caught he talks about it being an enjoyment and he talks about it being a scale, yes, keep going. It is truly a divine mercy that Allah has given to his believing servants that he has gotten into and acquainted them acquainted with
delegated his truthful and honest messenger to the Prophet Muhammad Ali so that the West has to deliver this gift to his believing servants in order that they may attain a noble status with him through its needs dignifies honors and showered them with his mercy and allows them to win his nearness. He bestows upon his believing servants all this although he is in no need of them. He just wants to lavish them with this gracious gift to show these favor upon them, and bring their hearts and bodies together. All together into a servitude. Okay, so God. In the middle of the paragraph he says he dedicated his truthful and honest message on Prophet Muhammad sallahu wa salam to deliver
this gift to his believing servants. Why do you think that he mentioned that he delegated this gift to the Prophet alayhi salatu salam to deliver to His servants? It's because you should not worship Allah azza wa jal on your terms. You worship Allah on his terms. The salon that was gifted to us by way of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah is Salatu was Sudan was a salon that is obligated five times a day. And for it to have the effect that it is supposed to have, for example, salon, preventing one from fashion, and mooncup, falling into evil and I've seen these a person has to preserve the salon the way that the prophet Isaiah salon was sent and brought it to the natural pray any kind of way.
Not that you pray whenever you want to pray, or however you want to bring what you pray the way that the prophet Isaiah said it was Sadam taught us to pray question number two
before we move on,
add the request number two Allah you need to pay for Father Father. Well, we got some more we got more we got more. It's more where that came from. Anybody need a paper
that will pass that back. That's the same one. The long version is the same as this
request and number two, they're the word that
Rahim Allah several times in the first paragraph describes the law. What is that we're we just read the first paragraph, we just read the first paragraph. What word is repetitious here? That it will claim use to describe the salah
now say it louder. gift, even OKM Rahmatullah it describes Salah as being a gift. I want you to add this to the other two things that we talked about that salad is what it's an enjoyment right. It's the delight to joy and it's also what
a scale by which we by which we measure our devotion and he says that it is a gift from the All Merciful and he talks about him he says he says through his mercy we can get closer to him Allah is in need of them but he wants them to lavish in his great gift in his favor upon him and so on and so forth.
If we understand the salon and light of this
as I don't want us to miss this point
because he started this book off this way for a reason and we talked about it and okay I'm not going to lie they
said we talked about even okay and Rahimullah
being someone who clearly
enjoyed his Salah and reached the highest stations in this field.
So him choosing to start this book off this way is actually important. I don't want to stand the stand. I want us to kind of like think about this for a little bit sha Allah
but I don't want to break down into groups because that's going to take too long and we got to
Coming up in sha Allah. So how can this change the way that we view prayer? General? How does this how can this possibly change the way that we view the salon?
Raise your hand, though raising, he raised his hand first.
So instead of looking at it as a burden, right, we begin to look at it as a gift, though, something else,
anybody else, father.
When you receive a gift, it's something that you enjoy.
Look at that thing differently. So when when you when you receive a gift that you enjoy, you tend to look at it differently.
To know that you've been honored by law to have that now.
You wrote, you run towards virtue,
you preserve the gift.
Somebody gave it to you. Alright, let's take it, I want to think I want us to think about something. I want us to think in light of this, these, these things that because all of which you mentioned is true Al Hamdulillah. But there's something a little different. I'm hoping that we understand because I and Allah knows best, but I think this would have been okay, he was trying to get us to realize here think he's trying to get us to realize the value of Salah, right?
And there's a reason why that makes a difference. All right. Somebody goes up to Canal Street.
And they get a Rolex for $20.
When they go make will do they taking that Rolex off and leaving it on a wudu station?
It's $20 I don't care man is it put it on a wall station, right? Makes will do he forgot about it. Somebody tells him that he's like I'm and I'm not going back to get that. All right.
somebody brings them back a Rolex, Switzerland or whatever he made? What do you make Rolex?
It's a $50,000 Rolex.
That's the cheap one.
I don't know nothing about this stuff, man. But I just okay. $50,000 Rolex, say Father Nafi, this is yours. I love you, man. And, you know, and now, you know that this is a valuable watch. Valuable watch. And you got to make the
low out of if you even take it off.
You might just say, Nah, it's gonna get in there. It's cool. You know, what is gonna get down? And if you do, you're definitely not leaving it on on the woowoo station that's going in your pocket. Right? You might lock it up in a safe in your car or something like that. Why? Because you value it. You value it. Right?
Same Same thing, you know?
A ring, that's that's not real gold, right? What a cubic zirconia in
person is not going to treat that the same way that they treat something set and 18 karat, you know, with the I don't know, the biggest diamonds, you can find you're going to treat it differently. Why? Because they value it. Even OKM Rahmatullah in this first paragraph is trying to get us and Allah Subhana Allah knows best. He's trying to get us to value the salon.
Because if you value it, you'll preserve it. If you value it, you'll approach it differently.
Right. So understand that part. I think the other part
and it comes off a little better in the Arabic than it does in the English, but it is what it is. I mean, it's difficult to make everything come up. But part of part of what it seems to be is that he wants us also, to know a little bit more about the one that we're standing in front of the one whom we're praying to. So listen to what he says. He says, that is a truly divine mercy that Allah has gifted his believing service, who are you standing in front of you standing in front of Allah was giving you this gift from his mercy, so he's merciful.
Right? He he, he repeats that again. Through its means he dignifies honors and showers them with his mercy. He wants us to understand that.
He wants us to want to draw near to Allah Subhana Allah because of His mercy. And Allah Subhana Allah knows best anyway, I didn't want to. I didn't want us to lose that point. And just read it's very beautiful when you read in Arabic. And again, this actually is a decent training.
least 100 Enough.
But obviously you can't catch you can't catch everything. So I wanted to just stop it and make sure that we got some of them inshallah not actually keep reading,
tested his service by treating them in a less than desires
and exposing them externally. No, no he's the most exalted and downs the heart
the second paragraph on
page 17. But the second paragraph
he the most exotic, yes, he the most exalted in Dallas the heart and the knower of the law by enabling him to reap the best of his harvest. Turning to him, exalted be rejoice rejoice in his closeness, basking in his love, enjoying standing before him in Salah, dismissing everything except him from his heart, as soon as he commenced his worship and fulfilling the rights of the server to 10 inwardly and outwardly in order for his worship to be in a manner that pleases Allah. Okay, so he's going to repeat some of this later on, but I don't want you to get past this paragraph
without highlighting this point where he says enjoying standing before him in a salon dismissing everything except him, right, so when a person stands in salah
the way that they are going to taste this sweetness is by really believing Allahu Akbar.
And subhanAllah just as a person may forget,
that they should be focused solely on Allah azza wa jal you reminded Allahu Akbar, like, there's a reason why Allahu Akbar is repeated in the salon. Because when you first say Allahu Akbar which means what Allah is,
greater, greater, right? Then
it just leaves it leaves it as Akbar because Allah Subhana Allah is greater than everything. So whatever it is this busy in your mind, Allahu Akbar, than that, and whatever you got coming up next, Allahu Akbar, then that Allah is greater than that.
And he should be bigger in your eyes than that. Right? And what ever it is, whether it's material, or whether it is emotional, or whether it is based on relationships, Allahu Akbar. And when you say Allahu Akbar, that is your reminder that leave all that stuff alone and focus. Focus on it. And that's why he says dismissing everything except him. And in in the Arabic. He mentions
something similar. I don't know him. Okay, now, call it a PM, la hoobler, Woody and empty fat in a lady my booty, right? So so your focus is strictly on Allah subhanaw taala. And you turn away from everything else, except for the one whom you're worshipping. Subhana what's at now,
even as a law tested his servants by treating him with it. So real quick, even as you want to say something like because Allah tested his servants, even as doesn't really fit here, no.
Servants by treating them any less and desires shuffle up and exposing them to external temptations. This mercy and kindness mandated that Allah the Most High get to serve as a feast that is soda comprising of several kinds of delicacies, nourishment, gifts and grants to help them repel these desires and temptations. Alright, so So notice here, Allahu Akbar, Danny.
Everyone came, his the way he hid this is poetic in nature. And you got to understand what he's saying. So he's, he talks about a man Deborah, which which is a banquet, okay. He calls it here feast. But But think about it. Think about it in terms of
it is a feast, banquet feast kind of plays into each other. So here, he's saying that there's these internal lusts and desires that you have,
that everybody has He created us that way.
Then they are things that happen externally, that may also stir those desires. So Allah azza wa jal them,
gave us something that we can even desire more. Okay, which is the slide itself, that also as he'll talk about also serves to expiate for any of the sins that a person may
have committed because of those because of answering the call of those lowly desires. Right? So so this salon is in itself a banquet, it is a feast. And it has all types of courses. Right? You think about a basically he's laying out here for course meal, right? He calls it delicacies and nourishments and gifts and grants right but you're talking about like, you know, your appetizers and your soup and your salad and the main course and dessert like all of this is laid out for you now
right make him to attend this banquet on a daily basis not once five times a day and he distinguished each served course of his banquet that is the actions of somebody so notice he's talking about this this is a feast This is a banquet in any a different courses. Right? We talk about a four course meal five course meal. Each course is distinguished with a unique flavor.
The tech be it has its flavor ROCOR has this flavor. So Jude has its flavor pm has its flavor right? Now, whether you need a special benefit to protect the pleasures and calculate the benefits they attain. Think about it like this NPM What are you doing majority of the time appear?
Reciting the words of ALLAH has habitat that has his own flavor.
Record, what are you doing?
glorifying Allah subhanaw taala.
by bowing, alright, what happens when someone else wants you to do what they want you to do? It's basically like they're asking you to, to bow to them, you're supposed to because bowing is showing that that level of respect that means I will follow you like and this is why this is why in the martial arts, which is we should not do as muslims, but the way they do it is Kufa. How did they do before they with their master? They by letting them the I'm gonna follow you wherever you tell me that even though I don't understand it.
That's that bowing is for Allah azza wa jal alone, and that's something that we remind them every time we go into court, I will never bow to anything else. As a Muslim,
and you're sujood that's the closest you are to Allah subhanaw taala you should be calling upon Allah azza wa jal and you should do like you do no other time. Begging Allah azza wa jal and when you beg Allah azza wa jal you know what happens if you didn't feel like asking anybody else? You asked the king of kings you asked honey and Hamid there's nobody else to ask. It's Paola. Each part of Salah has its own flavor which we'll cover inshallah we'll get the Mandela, no
special benefits and pleasures complement the benefits they attain and help them to perfect their booty to Allah. That's not only did he make every act of worship performed in so that means a remedy to atone for the minor sins they committed, but rewarded them with a special light to pray. Alright, so here just cross out where it says for praying.
Okay, because if we go back over this sentence, so we understand that he says, thus not only did he make every act of worship performance, so what he's talking about when he says every act of worship performed in a salon, what are we talking about here
in the salon, okay, right, whether that's as called a salon, whether, whether it as you say, in tech via whether that's your Pm, whether that's your record, whether that's you should do whether they see as your Johnson, whatever it might be, these are the acts in the select each one of them, he says, each one of them a tones, now, a tones for a sin that a person may have committed.
And each one of them comes with this special light. Each one of those acts, not for praying, but for doing that specific act in the prayer.
Fellowship, in fact, in fact, in fact, so that brings forth light and straight into the heart. Increasing this year of one's provision in this life inspires others to love my back, the one who prays and lets angels and also the earth with his mountain streams and rivers be Joyce. Furthermore, on the Day of Judgment, when the bleeding servants of law meet their Lord Esther law shall turn into Light and transform into reward. And the Prophet it is salatu salam said in no uncertain terms, a Salah to nor prayer is light in this life and the next in this life.
And the next night before attending the feast their hearts into it starvation, thirst and neck knees. But as soon as they commenced the prayer that is solar, all that shall change to become the opposite. Hence they shall leave the feast with stomachs full fruits moisten and bodies are tired.
In other words, no.
Keep going, the light is at the heart to the earth, due to the stability and poverty of indolence, disaffection, and idleness, etc, that the hearts will Luba and souls in the foods and do it time and time after the invitation is is renewed five times a day, right so in other words, what he's saying here is that the heart is often overcome with negligence, heedlessness apathy, and so because of that, the call is repeated. So just when it starts to dry up,
your call back to the salon again. All right,
stay hikma the last one is at
the mercy of alone necessitated that a gap of time pass between each invitation so begin by is constantly calling for the rain from the one in whose hand is the water to quench the hearts and beseeching the clouds as mercy to have their water descend upon his heart in order that the trees are the man and the harvest of said growing from this divine mercy that is solar should be does not dry out. The essence of these plants maintains their survival
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do not dry out the essence of these plants maintains their survival in his heart and his soul roof. Therefore the heart of the edit of the law continues to implore in humility for the rain to fall upon his heart from his Lord and woking to believe his heart from drought and thirst is truly where the end of Allah is the way of life alright so he calls this the way of life somebody take 30 So I want all of you just take 30 seconds look back over this some summarize it tell me what what is he saying here? How is
this last period matching
take 30 seconds look over it and then give me a summary what is he saying here
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Okay, anybody anybody ready? Great but
parts of are the dimensions is that is the cloud and those things are partly a piece comes from like in those dimensions that's really easy to get that's okay.
The hardest pour in a lot feeds it through the soul that the heart is pour a lot of fees is through the salah. Nice
just like a tree needs water your soul needs so this is like the water to soul soda Suleiman yeah okay all right all right we get that's that's why I wanted to go with this one. Yeah.
Your heart drops Okay.
Perfect. So this is what we're going to do right now. I want you all to take out your
your translations of the Quran if you haven't got to sort et al Hadid
I have no idea which is
so I mean if you have the Arabic one is the
after the first half of pages the second page
so it's I laugh
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I want to read it
translation you can read the translation further. Just say a real loud real lap time.com For those who have believed that their heart should be humbly submitted and that the remembrance of Allah and what has come down of the truth okay, so that right there that what becomes submissive their hearts okay and um yeah Nina Nina Avenue in tuck shop called Louisville home music he led the hearts become humbled at the remembrance of Allah. Uh huh. And let them not be like those who are giving the Scripture below or before a long period Passover that their hearts hardened. Okay, so why did their hearts become heart over a period of time?
Because the revelation what, there was a long span between a revelation and in their hearts so that the hearts weren't being nourished through the revelation.
And so he describes them as becoming hard, hard, what happens when things dry up they get, they get hard, but many of them are defiantly disobedient. No doubt Allah gives life to the earth after it's like he said, no doubt along it and then move on Allah Hawa, your heel herba back there. multihit Allah brings life to Earth, after it has as die. Allah brings life to these hearts even after they have dried up. Even if they even after they become heart. Allah gives them life. So everyone kind of Rahim Allah to Allah here is talking about the life of the heart through saliva that does that. And what happens Subhanallah and if you think of it like a tree, right? You can't water a tree
constantly in a drought. Like there's a time it actually needs to not be be watered, right? sprinkler systems, they set them up at what, at certain times, because you can't just constantly water something and expect it's not going to it's not going to respond properly. And social panela just as the heart is in need of more water boom, you call back to that salon right just as it's in need of a being watered by Allah azza wa jal, he calls him Sahaj Brockman the clouds of mercy and I mean, you just think about it, the clouds of mercy and when they, when they explode, and that mercy descends upon the heart. So, this is this is even though I am not going to lie, are they
comparing the heart to the earth and the sunlight to the water which nourishes the heart, and obviously, you can't praise a lot without reciting the cord and, and so, here it is a constant reminder of Revelation, which is what unsalted Hadith Allah azza wa jal is referring to as as l Mo. And Allah your heal up is what brings life to the earth after it has died. Now, keep going. Indeed. The drought the past is heedlessness.
Long as the act of law is indulged in the remembrance of Allah, and constantly turning to him, the reins of His mercy will shower his heart abundantly, as soon as he becomes eveness however, drought shall strike his heart, and the damage caused will be according to the degree of this endlessness. This is because when it pertinency dominates it overwhelms the heart, its land becomes lifeless. It had to pay attention to this. So what happens once the drought dominates? Right? Is it's different than there's a there's a there's a drought, like you go three weeks without some rain. Like hear me tell you stop using a hose and stop washing your car or whatever. And then Holocaust and everything
kind of goes back to normal. But if it goes on for too long, everything changes, everything changes. Right? He says, and this is because when Lafleur dominates the golfer has this heedlessness and emergency when it dominates and overwhelms the heart then the land becomes lifeless, nothing is growing at this point. Yeah. It's you know, harvest, reaping and the fire of desires with splotchy from every side. And I love the way that he talks about desires Shaohua as the fire of desires is passion, right? These are those because that's how it comes. And it leads to the fire as well. Right. So thinking of it as the fire of desires actually is very helpful, not leaving the land bear
after it had once been rich with every different kind of vegetation. Nonetheless, as soon as the rains have mercy fall upon the heart of the act of law, the land of this Eman and deeds quivers, turns fertile, causing every lovely kind to grow there on it, sustained and nourished by the life giving water. When the land is deprived the water the branches and leaves at its flora wither away because
In fruitless, even branches, I'd be raft of benefit as they become rigid and fragile, a disjunction the wisdom of the one overseeing this garden dictates having these dried trees cut and making it would fuel for fire.
Don't like put a circle around it, because this is wisdom and sometimes Subhanallah any,
any event a person does not question what Allah azza wa jal does, what I use and what I may find, well whom use alone, Allah Azza Allah azza wa jal will not be asked about why he does what he does. And they will be asked every human being.
But here's SubhanAllah. This imagery that even Oken provides for that heart that is dried up so bad, it does not turn to a loss of hematite either in a salon and it is not being watered, and colorless. It is, it has absolutely no more benefit at this point. Because it is totally dried up. He says that the wisdom of the one overseeing the garden if this was your garden,
and there was just this tree that was dead at this point. Why leave it standing there, it's better to use it as as firewood. Hence, that heart becomes fuel for the fire when he had a really
stomach now, the heart becomes dry when the void of Tawheed similarly, is the case of the heart and the act of Allah it becomes dried whenever it is devoid of my love
for Allah to knowledge about him. Three is remembrance for supplication and invocation five, most importantly. And then the Arabic he starts with towhees I'm not I'm not sure why the translation a they?
They restructured it, but if you look at question three, you should be able to answer that now look at question three.
And look at question four
heart six experienced drought dudes, what
do to reflect, do to reflect and begin to dry up when they are divorced, devoid of the five things here mentioned on page 2020? Is this?
Yes, I just want page 20. So just fill that in later in shallow, tight, tight, we're going to just finish to the end of this page be the net or to the end of this section. And then we'll start with Charlotte. This is because the heart that sorry, the heat of desire
This is because the heat of desire after after the five things that he mentioned. This is because the heat up desire neffs and the fires of lust show were infiltrating our heart causes the branches that is the lens to become unresponsive and flexible. And whenever they so this is actually SubhanAllah. And I don't want to go too far into this. But this is actually why the majority of the stuff
considered those who do not pray to be equal far.
Because if if there was something in the heart, if there was enough in the heart to be considered beneficial Iman
that they would pray something. The fact that they're not praying anything is an indication that the heart is dead and does not have the Eman that benefits and why I say that humanity benefits because Allah azza wa jal talked about
the one minute you know XR, one biller whom mushy Kuhn the majority of them don't have Imen biller except that they are also hood that they emotionally cool. So there is a level of Eman and people have they believe a law exists this this does not benefit them this is not bring them into the fold of Islam that that level of Eman
so here as he says that because the heat of desire
and the and the fires of lust infiltrating the heart causes the branches to become unresponsive. Why isn't a person praying? If you claim to be a Muslim, why are you not praying something inflexible and inert? Why because the heart has actually said
It says under these circumstances the tree including his branches is rendered useless. It's only fitting use is as fuel for fire Allah azza wa jal
Whoa wait a little car seats equals a woman Vicki Hola. Hola. You can feed on the moving Welcome to those whose hearts are hardened against remembrance of Allah such time
when the heart is what the reigns of mercy, two branches will be so moist, pliable and responsive. If you call if you call them for the worship of Allah, they submit and hasten to obey, letting you read from each branch the fruits of true enslavement to a law, whose essence is the irrigation of the heart, which influences the functioning of the heart and the limbs. On the other hand, when the hardest parched and dry that is rigid and hardened, the branches do not perform any good deeds because the essence of life is missing from the heart. Thus, the limbs are cut off from life accordingly. And even though each limb has been created and prepared to render a unique act of
worship, demonstrated an aspect of mankind servitude to Allah lens cannot produce the anticipated harvest, due to the incapacity and endurance in their function and the Prophet it is salatu salam said, in the field Jessa de medulla, either Salah had salah, and just to do cool the way the faster the faster, I'll just do Kulu Allah he'll call the prophet Isaiah salatu salam emphasizing the importance of the heart, so that in the body there is a piece of flesh, if it is righteous, it is upright, it is solid sound, then all of the body will be sound and if it is corrupt, and all of the body will be corrupt, and that is the heart and so even though I am here, in the beginning of in the
very beginning of this book, did not start by talking about how you should pray facing the Qibla and he's getting trying to get us to understand the function of the heart, the importance of the heart and all of this. And by valuing the salon and if we value the salon than be in the lane to either we will approach it differently and we will preserve the salon. Hello I know somebody some other kind of you know, Muhammad, kind of glowing Hunka shadow and stuff that are going to be late. I would advise you all please try to read about 10 pages in advance. Try to understand what you're reading, because there's going to be then I try to help when we come back next week, inshallah Tada. It will
help us move through the book a little bit more quickly in Lehi, Toronto, which is located on Soleimani corner until Rahmatullah.