The Best Deeds in the Best Days #05 of a Dhul Hijjah Series

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

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Rosa Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah al Karim. Rubbish roughly sodbury were silly emri watlow looked at a melissani of coho coli. Along Maggie Colby was sadly Sani what's roots of hematol Colby amenia Robin alameen Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest lead ilaha illa Allah who Allahu Akbar, there is no god worthy of worship but Allah, and Allah is the Greatest, Allah who will Illa Hill hummed. Allah is the Greatest and for Allah is all praise as we recite the Quran these days, and we remind one another of the importance of reciting takbeer, or to declaring the glory, the greatness of Allah

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subhana wa Tada. It's necessary that we also take a few moments to reflect over what we are saying. It's understandable that you know, every time that you say Allahu Akbar, you know, you may not be thinking actively about what exactly that means, but your entire, you know, they could your entire, you know, the entire time that you're spending and declaring Allah's glory should not be done absent mindedly, there should be at least a few moments where you say these beautiful words from your heart, where you allow yourself to think about what they really mean. And think about how they are connected with your personal life, not just how they're related to, you know, things going on in the

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world, but in your personal life as well. That you remind yourself that Allah is truly the greatest. And remember that the word acabar also means great hurt. So this means that Allah subhanaw taala is greater, then whatever it is that I fear, whatever it is, that I am an off whatever it is, that I am in love with, whatever it is that I am dedicated to, whatever it is that I am striving towards Allah subhanaw taala is a cabal, what a jewel, he is greater and he is more grand. So he is the one who deserves who is worthy of my fear, my love, my attention, my effort, my striving. So we need to remind ourselves of what these words really mean, at least a few times throughout the day. As we

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recite these words in sha Allah. Today's theme is about the best worship Alhamdulillah we are learning about the best deeds in the best days, or the best of the best as we learn in the Quran and Sunnah. Today inshallah we'll be talking about the best worship. Now when it comes to worship. Remember that worshiping Allah subhanaw taala This is the very purpose of our lives. And worship doesn't just mean performing certain ritual actions. Like for example, you know, giving a certain amount of charity at a certain time of the year, or going for pilgrimage or reciting certain words. Yes, all of that is worship, but the concept of herb Odia the concept of servitude is that you

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dedicate yourself to someone with the with the highest possible love and the highest possible, you know, obedience and fear and dedication, that that is that that is possible for you, or that is humanly possible. So it is the highest amount of love

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Have an end and the greatest amount of dedication that you can give that you can offer. And it is only Allah subhanaw taala who is worthy of this servitude. He is he is the only one who is worthy of Riba. And Riba. Remember that for the believer, the one who believes in Allah, the One who lives for the sake of Allah, the One who is, you know, whose entire life is dedicated to Allah, then this means that everybody is not limited to certain actions and certain rituals. Rather, it's, it is something that governs the entire life of, of a person, it affects every single choice that they're making. So, we say, a year can our Buddha year canister in you alone, we worship and You alone, we

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seek help from and we you alone, we worship any throughout our lives, everything that we are doing in every aspect of our life. So, whether it is the matter of learning or it is the matter of you know, working to earn an income or it is our relationships, or it is you know, any big or small matter of our lives, it has to be it has to be governed by the principle that What does Allah subhanaw taala like for me in the situation, how can I draw closer to Allah subhana wa tada through this action through this aspect of my life. So ibadah is it basically governs the entire life of a person. And remember that it is Allah subhanaw taala is right, that we worship Him. So yes, Allah is

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about as a cat is a by the hedge is a bother, but speaking the truth is also about fulfilling your trusts your obligations, you know, your duties towards people, that is also about being good to your parents, that is also about being good to your neighbors, being good to or thinking about, you know, humanity at large and doing something to benefit people, you know, all of this is about the even good treatment kind treatment of animals, even that is a Gada because these are creatures that Allah subhanaw taala has given us power over and when we remember that we are answerable to Allah and that we have to use these animals or we have to treat them with dignity, with you know, with with, with,

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with fairness, with kindness, then this is for the sake of Allah. So kind treatment of animals also becomes an act of worship. There are is a bad Vicar is a bad the recitation of Quran is also about, you know, making sure that you are giving to your children what they deserve, you know, treating them fairly, treating them kindly, your children, your grandchildren, teaching them good things, all of this is about and when it comes to everybody, remember that there are three types of people. There are, first of all those people who are Samuel Kuhn, these are people who are ahead and foremost, meaning These are people who perform the obligations when it comes to worship. And they

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also perform the Mr. Hubbard meaning those actions which Allah subhanaw taala has not obligated on people. He has not made mandatory on people. But definitely Allah subhanaw taala has encouraged people by promising different rewards. So for example, the five daily prayers, yes, their obligation, right. But beyond that, the hadoo prayer or nephele prayer, but how prayer, any all of this is what it is, it is a preferred deed, right? All of these are deeds, which are preferable because there is great reward associated with them. So savvy Khoon are people who who don't just, you know, become content with the bare minimum, they perform the obligations, but then they also

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think about what more they can do to earn the approval of Allah. And then the second type of people are those who are mocked aside, those who are just moderate, meaning they're content with the with performing obligations, that is all that they're concerned about, and that is where they stop. And then the third type of people are those who are lovely Malinowski, ie, those who are unjust to themselves, because they fall short in fulfilling the obligations also. So for example, when it comes to the five daily prayers, they fall short in, in performing all the daily prayers properly on time with consistency. So May Allah subhanaw taala, protect us man And may Allah subhanaw taala

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guide us and help us to be among the Sabbath Kuhn among those

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To our foremost those who are ahead, because the sabew cone, they're the ones who will be brought near Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment.

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And we also learn that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Haytham our quantum for centum Riba that Allah He, for a Bushido bill, Jenna, that no matter where you are, no matter what part of the world you were in, if you do a bother in in an excellent way, if you worship Allah in the best way, then receive good news of paradise. Any our situation changes from time to time, right and sometimes we are in you know, places where it is very easy to worship Allah, you have so many different opportunities. And then there are other times when you find yourself in a situation where you feel stuck, you feel that the opportunity is is little while the point is that no matter where

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you are, you're still able to worship Allah no matter what condition you are in, so you do the best that you can and receive good news of paradise where Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to worship Him in an excellent way in the best way possible. So when it comes to worship, what is the best act of worship? What is the best deed when it comes to Riba? It is Salah, Salah is the best action the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that is the PMO well under so we're ultimo, under the hierarchy Malika masala while Are you healthy Lu Ll will do in movement. He said adhere to righteousness, even though you will not be able to do all acts of work of virtue, and know that the

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best of your deeds is Salah, and that no one maintains his ablution except a believer. Now this is a beautiful Hadith in which we learn about the importance of Salah because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you should know that the best of all of your actions is Salah. And really think about it. During the day you do so many different things, right? You spend time making breakfast eating breakfast you you know or making, you know preparing so who'd you know looking after your family, you do chores around the house, you read something interesting, you help someone maybe you give sadaqa any you know you go to see your family, you help your mother, you do different

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things throughout the day. But out of all the different actions that you do throughout the day, what is the best action, it is Salah, where alemu on the hierarchy Malika masala, the best of all of your deeds is Salah. Now this Hadees begins with the word is the theme of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling all of us that we should have is the karma, that we should become steadfast meaning that we should do as we have been commanded. And it has been translated as adhere to righteousness, meaning do what you have been commanded whatever Allah subhanaw taala has obligated do that. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said well and so and you will never be

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able to encompass you will never be able to enumerate What does this mean this has been interpreted in three ways. The first interpretation as you can see in the translation of this Hadeeth is that even though you will not be able to do all acts of virtue, meaning, do your best adhere to righteousness, but you should also realize that you will never be able to do all the good deeds that are out there, right, you can never be perfect and you cannot do everything, because that is not humanly possible. And you know, there are some days where Mashallah you get to do a lot and then there are other days where you know, you are feeling a little down you are feeling low, low in your

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energy or you have you know, a lot of commitments, a lot of obligations, a lot of family responsibility, you know, certain emergency situations. So, you know, there are those times when when we realize that we cannot do it all and the prophets of Allah who earlier cinnamal toutatis will enter. So, you should know that you will, you will not be able to do everything. So, what should you do, then do the best that you can. Another interpretation of willen doorsill is that you can never enumerate the reward of his karma. Meaning when you adhere to righteousness and you keep doing, you know, everything the way that you were supposed to, then even if you try to keep count of

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the good deeds that you are doing, and you know, you you can you can try to ask

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To meet the reward that insha Allah you are accumulating, you can never know exactly what the reward is, that reward is known only to Allah subhanaw taala. And the reward of is the karma, of steadfastness of consistency, that is known only to Allah. And he This is good news basically, that if you do your best you do as you have been commanded, the reward is is immeasurable. And the third interpretation of Whelan, Sue, is that yes, you should have is the karma you should, you should, you know, be steadfast, but realize that you cannot do that, without the tofield of Allah without the help of Allah. And this is why Yeah, can our Buddha what year can us three, we worship Allah and we

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also ask Allah for help. So the point over here is that be humble. That Yes, you are doing good things and 100 Allah that is great, but realize that you are only doing this with the help of Allah with the ability that Allah subhanaw taala is giving you so don't don't feel too proud. And don't be little those who are struggling or who are you know, who appear to be doing less than you so it's the people willing to pursue and then he said what level and a higher Malika masala and you should know that the best of all of your deeds is sum up any this shows us how important Salah is Allah. Allah subhanaw taala praises people who pray in the Quran in numerous places in Surah Al Baqarah ir

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277 Allah subhanaw taala says in the livina amanu where Amina solly hearty will occur moussaka Otto, what other was a Cata Indeed, those people who believe and do righteous deeds and establish salah and gives a cow any if you think about it, performing salah and givings a cat, this is part of righteous action. But these two things have been mentioned separately after the general statement of performing righteous actions. So this shows us how important Salah is and how important the cat is. These people Allah says level a judo humor in the lobby him they will have the reward with their Lord, what a homophone la hiwula homea has unknown and there will be no fear on them, nor shall they

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grieve. Again in Surah Al Baqarah, Allah subhanaw taala says what a pain was Salah ta to sakata established prayer and give Zakat, while not to continually unfussy come in hyden pegida who are in the law, and whatever good you send forth for yourselves, then you will find it with Allah, meaning any good deed that you do, you you will find it with Allah. Allah subhanaw taala says insuite Ibrahim coulier A baddie alladhina amanu Yuki masala, say to my servants who believe meaning our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you tell those servants of mine who believe that they should establish salah and that they should spend out of what We have given them secretly and openly before

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the day of judgment, which is the day in which no trade no bargain no friendship is going to help. We learn in suitable and fall I a three to four. Allah subhanaw taala describes the believers that there are those who when Allah is mentioned, their hearts tremble when the verses of Allah are recited to them, it increases them in their faith, and they put their trust in their Lord, who are these people? They're alladhina up Muna sada there are those people who establish Salah. So Salah is truly the best action because we see that it is mentioned so many times in the Quran, it is praised so many times in the Quran. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that know that the

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that no one maintains his ablution except a believer, no one can guard his widow except the believer. What does it mean by guarding the widow guarding the widow basically means making will do properly and making sure that you know you're washing every part properly. And you are you know not leaving any part dry and that you are making sure you are in a state of Voodoo when you pray some up and garden will do means that you know sometimes you are feeling lazy but still you get up and you make will do right garden will do means that you are conscious about the fact that you do not have Voodoo so you go and make Voodoo, even though it's hard and a garden will do some have said that

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what this means is remaining in a state

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Have buddhu So, the believer is the one who will constantly guard his will and will remain invisible. Like you know, Bilal rhodiola horn who, what was his habit, that whenever he he lost his widow, he would go and make wudu again, even if it was not time for Salah, but he would go and make will do, and then he will perform to lucara voluntary prayer. So panela What a beautiful habit, because it helps you any stay in a state of bahara in a state of purity. And that means any moment you can get up and pray, and if you develop this habit of staying in a state of Voodoo that every time you use the word you use the washroom you just make Voodoo, then you will notice that

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performing Salah also becomes easy, any when it is time for prayer, why is it that sometimes we feel lazy because we realize that oh I have to go use the washroom and I have to make wudu and then I have to dry myself and then that means I have to do this and do that. And if you're already in a state of Voodoo, then that means that you are one step closer to Salah. Now the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that your your best action is Salah. And this is why Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran, that have feels what Allah Salawat guard diligently guard the prayers in all of your Salawat diligently guard them, maintain them perform them on time, and it is one of the

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pillars of Islam. In fact, Salah is what differentiates the believer from the one who does not believe right? If you think about it out of all the five pillars of Islam, right? Think about it the first pillar to say the Shahada attain any we're not required to declare that every single day in the sense that of course it is part of Salah but it's not like you know, we have to openly declare in front of everybody Okay, everyone, I'm a Muslim, I'm a Muslim today. So I did I declare that there is no god worthy of worship of Allah and Muhammad Sallallahu Urdu cinemas the Messenger of Allah, Ne, there's no renewal of, you know, Shahada basically, it's, it's sufficient to to declare

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that once right, when it comes to the pillar of fasting, any that is in the month of Ramadan, it's not throughout the day, it's not every day, sorry, it's not throughout the year, it's not every day, it's in the month of Ramadan. And then it is possible that some people are never able to fast given their health condition and that is okay. There is an alternative, right? When it comes to the cat, it is possible that some people never have to give Zakat because they never have, you know, that amount of money sitting with them for that period of time. When it comes to hedge also it is possible that, you know, some people never perform the hedge because it is not obligatory on them

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given their financial condition. So, out of all of the pillars of Islam, what is it that really shows you are a Muslim, that you believe it is Salah, right? And Salah is supposed to be every day, whether a person is unwell, or they're healthy, they're traveling, or they're at home, they're at work, or they are, you know, free, man, woman, child, old person, any every Muslim is required to pray. So Salah is is an evidence that really a person is a believer. So it is and it is also the best of all of our actions and the virtue of Salah or rather the superiority of Salah over, you know all other good deeds is very evident from the fact that you know, all other commands when Allah

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subhanaw taala gave them they were sent down through revelation, but for Salah, the prophets of Allah who already was sending was called up right up into the heavens. And it was on at the occasion of Islam at the occasion of Mirage that the command to pray five times a day was given. And we know how these we learn that Allah subhanaw taala any, you know, he has appointed angels over us right to guard us to record our deeds and twice every 24 hours basically two times Allah subhanaw taala takes the report of our Salah from the angels, any Allah subhanaw taala already knows whether we have prayed or not. But still, at the time when the angels change their shift, and they go and they give

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the report to Allah azza wa jal ne Allah subhanaw taala asked the angels that How did you find my my slaves? What state were they in? And how did you leave my slaves? So those who pray

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Budget those who prayer also then the angels say that we found them while they were praying and we left them while they were praying any This is this shows us how much important Salah is given. And remember that Salah is a way of connecting with Allah. It is a way of remembering Allah. Right? In Surah Taha, we learned that Musa alayhis salam, Allah subhanaw taala told him that in the knee and Allah, La ilaha illa Allah forbidden he will attain a solitary victory, that indeed, I am Allah there is no god worthy of worship except I therefore worship Me and establish Salah for my remembrance any the prophets before they also had to pray. masala Salaam, he also prayed Salah, and

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how is it? Why is it that he was told to pray to remember Allah subhanaw taala and we learn that a Salah to ban Salah is a means of drawing near Allah subhanaw taala in when you're in such the you are in the closest position possible to Allah subhanaw taala when you stand for Salah in Hades wieder and in the love people are what he or her deikun either Salah that Allah subhanaw taala is before, before you any he he pays attention to you when you're praying. So keep that in mind. And we also learned that once a man was praying salon, you know, physically like his posture, his focus was not really the best. And so when he finished his prayer, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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called him and he said the FLN aletheia tequila, do you not fear Allah? Do you not see how you are praying? Any think about how you are praying how you're standing before Allah? Because when one of you is, is praying, he is standing, talking to his Lord, so he should see how is he talking to Allah.

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He think about it. Sometimes when we're standing in prayer, the way it'll be recite the way that we stand. The way that you know our posture is the way that we're constantly yawning. A staff at Ulla any Is this how we should be talking to anybody, anybody at all? This is not respectful. But when we are talking to Allah subhanaw taala. And he we should be standing with utmost respect, with utmost attention. You know, our posture should reflect that the way that we are reciting should reflect that the way that you know because some people want to stand their neck is hanging, they're constantly shifting their weight from right foot to left foot. They're not standing straight.

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They're not they don't look active, they don't look alert, they look half dead, half asleep, and then constantly fidgeting and correct your children from a young age. You know, from a young age sometimes what happens is that children are, you know, very excited about leading Salah but then when they're reciting the Quran and Salah they're not reciting respectfully. So correct that behavior, because Salah is a meeting with Allah subhanaw taala and it is something through which our connection with Allah subhanaw taala is strengthened. It is a means of obtaining mercy Allah says will appeal so Allah tala to sakata will appear Rasool Allah Allah come to her moon do all of this

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so that you are treated with mercy you are shown mercy. We also learn that Salah is a means of removing sins, right? It erases our sins in the every time that we go into such the our burden of sins, it falls down and because of Salah when we praise Allah consistently, then Salah also prevents us, it inhibits us from committing since because what happens is that when you pray five times a day, that means that you cannot do any activity for a very long duration. Okay, any if you if you start let's say watching a Bollywood movie as well which amazingly are three hours plus subpanel I don't know how people have the patience to watch that. If you start watching that in the evening,

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what's going to happen, you are going to have to stop for Russell you're going to have to stop for matip you're going to have to think about you know making time for Salah. So it's going to inhibit you from from wasting your time and useless things. And it's also going to you know force you to take a break and really Salah is is a relief because you know when you do any one thing for a very long time it's not healthy for you. So for example when you are sitting and studying even

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It's great that you're studying, you're you are, you know, so focused. But then if you're studying for like three to four hours straight, you're sitting in one place that's so bad for your health. Right You need to move around you need to stand up you need to shift your position because if your muscles are, you know if your neck muscles, your back muscles, any, all of them are just frozen in one position for so long. That's not that's not good for you, not good for your eyes, not good for your posture, not good for your overall health. So even when you're studying for a very long time, when it comes time to prayer, you have to interrupt your work right and you have to go pray Salah,

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you are sometimes working in the kitchen non stop non stop dishes and cooking and then this and then that and then this and then that you don't sit down. But then what happens when it's time for Salah you you're forced to take a break from that kitchen, right? Sometimes women are constantly looking after their children. They're mentally exhausted, physically drained, and he can't get a break. But when it comes to Salah they're forced to take a break. So no matter how unhealthy our work habits become right or our studying habits become or our entertainment habits even become Salah forces us to take a break and Salah when a person prays Salah we learn in a Hadees about how this is a means

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of removal of sins. In a narration we learned that when a believing slave stands to pray, seeking the face of Allah then his sins fall from him just as dry dead leaves fall from a branch any think about autumn any how leaves just fall off the trees and just like that our sins fall off from us when we pray Salah when we pray salon we remain sitting in our in our prayer place remembering Allah. Then the angels pray for us Allahumma Fiddler who Allah Mohammed who Oh ALLAH forgive him, Allah have mercy on him.

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And on the Day of Judgment, the first question that we will be asked about the first matter rather that we will be asked about is going to be our Salah. We learned that the person who guards their prayer then Allah subhana wa tada will admit him into paradise, and the person who does not guard their prayer, the person who neglects their prayer the matter of their prayer is not complete and proper, then there is no guarantee of paradise for them. It is up to Allah whether Allah will forgive them or Allah will punish them first Milla soprano to protect us and we also learn that you know it will kill you mentioned so many different benefits of Salah you know of course there are

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spiritual benefits that it helps you connect with Allah subhanaw taala it is a means of forgiveness, it is a means of receiving Allah's mercy any This is what brings contentment to the heart it brings relief to you, it you know, it forces you to take a break from your worries but at the same time there's also physical benefits right there's also physical benefits associated with Silla because when you are constantly you know moving your body basically right you are going in the position of record, you don't just stay there you have to stand up again and then you go into such that you don't just stay there you have to sit up again and then again you have to any going to such the a

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the most laziest person even they're forced to move their body in summer right? Or you know, sometimes we don't you know, take care of our physical health we don't stretch as we need to. But because of Salah ne we are forced to

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engage in that physical activity and of course, you know, it's not the benefit is not just limited to the muscles etc but also internal organs and even okay in mentions a wall a lot of physical benefits associated with summer

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spiritual benefits and also emotional and also cognitive because think about it in Salah you are building focus, right you are you are training yourself to focus on one thing at a time. Right to not think about random things to not think about the things that are around you. You're constantly bringing yourself back to the activity that you were engaged in, and how important the skill is. Because a lot of you know students they have trouble studying because when they're reading, they're read through an entire page and they have no idea of what they read. Right? They have to go back and look at what they read and read it again, because they're reading the words but the mind is

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somewhere else. So select

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Trains us to, uh, to practice focus, right? So there's so many benefits associated with salah

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and also it is a source of healing. So we should ask Allah subhanaw taala Robbie Geronimo Kima sadati woman's realty or have been out the Kabbalah, the door of Ibrahim alayhis salam, that Oh my Lord make me an establisher of salah and he made me someone who, who consistently regularly performed salah and also make my children the same way. I mean, the second Hadees we're looking at today when regard to the best worship is that the most virtuous deed is to pray Salah at its time any definitely praying Salah that is an excellent deed, but we also have to pay attention to when we are praying Salah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked that which of the actions is

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best, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam replied a sellout to feed a Will you walk to her observing prayer early in its time any for every Salah there is a time period right within which we can perform that salah and even though it is permissible, any to to pray Salah to pray that Salah anytime within that time period, what is best is that you pray as as as soon as the time enters. Why? Because this shows that first of all Salah is is important to you right? That you are not delaying it. You are not putting other things before Salah, it shows that Salah is important to you. And secondly, you are ensuring that you actually perform Salah at its proper time. Because when we

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delay you know when we say oh, there's still three hours, right? What happens you you take you start taking a nap and that nap that was intended for just 10 minutes turns into a 45 minute long nap and then you take another half an hour to get up and then you realize oh my god I have to send this email and now there's an urgent phone call and now there's something else and something else and what happens in the last half hour you managed to perform Salah How will that Salah be it will be rushed it will be with guilt right and you know that you're just performed fulfilling an obligation

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and sometimes we're yeah the below what happens is that we delay delay delay until the time is over a suffered Allah so we need to pay attention to this that praying Salah on time is important and praying Salah as soon as the time enters fi a when he walked here, that is even better. That is more rewardable you know in the Quran, we learn for a little mousseline, so water to those who pray those who pray Salah Okay, what to them what is war, destruction, or some say a certain Valley in hell certain place in hell. This is for who for those who pray, why, which which people who pray, and Lavina whom on Sunday, Ancelotti himsel hoon, those who are neglectful of their prayers. And what

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does it mean to be neglectful about your Salah that you delayed from its proper time. It doesn't mean that they leave the Salah, because if they leave Salah as one of the companions explained, that would be covered. Right abandoning Salah is what is covered. What what is meant by sanghoon is that they they neglect the time of Salah they don't pray on time, they keep delaying. So remember that for every Salah there is a fixed time as we learn in the Sonata Canada el mina keytab mahkota that solid is

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any is decreed on the believers at its specified times the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam also said Sunday Salatin he walked he had performed prayer at its proper time. And we learn on one occasion when certain people any day they delayed, sorry, we learn about an occasion where the Buddha you know, at the at the Battle of zap, right where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslims were with him they were constantly guarding the the trenches, and the enemy was right there. They couldn't get a break to go and pray. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so upset that he prayed against the enemy. He said May Allah fill their homes and their

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graves with with fire because they kept us so occupied that we weren't able to press a lot on time. Any it really hurt the profits.

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Allahu alayhi wa sallam he was really angry. And we learn in in Surah. to note about people who who are not distracted from prayer because of their trade because of work. Allah subhanaw taala says it JAL Allah to Li him tea jar Ratan? Will I be your own advocate Elahi? What are your comments on earth your ether is a cat that men specifically men are mentioned because compared to women, men are more obsessed with, you know, business and trade and stocks and things like that these are very time sensitive matters. Right? So, T Giada and Bayer trade business bargain, you know, a buying and selling all of this does not distract them from the remembrance of Allah and from establishing the

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And that we can apply this in our lives as well that no matter what we are doing, you know, even if we are preparing some food, and you think about it, it should not distract us from Salah, the Prophet salallahu Urdu, Salem's way his habit was that he would be with his family, and he would be in the service of his family, helping them you know, working with them, working for them, and then when the time for prayer would come in, immediately he would go for Salah. So we should not be of those people who delay because that is a sign of hypocrisy. And that is a means of missing salah and neglecting Salah. So we should be of those people who pray Salah on time, right away.

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We learned that once the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was told about people who slept and Mr. Salah and he said, You know there's no negligence when one sleeps, meaning if a person is sleeping, no one woke them up. They're not sinful, okay? Because sleep is beyond your control. Okay? He said rather negligence is when a person is awake. So if you are awake, and you know when it's time for prayer, then you must get up and pray. And if you delay delay delay until the time is almost over or it is over. That is negligence. So sometimes what happens is that you know, you you set the alarm for fudger for instance, you don't hear it at all you sleep right through it. And by the time you

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wake up you realize that that the sun has risen. So then you say, oh, I've missed the Salah. Anyway, so forget about it. Let me just sleep now. No, no, no once you wake up once your eyes are awake once you realize you have to get up and pray Don't delay anymore. Because once you are awake, then you are responsible. Because once you are awake then you are able to get up and pray. So if you delay then you are counted amongst those who delay those who neglect.

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Then we learn in the Quran about 400 from embody him call for other of salata. waterboro Shahada for soulfire. Kona year that there came after them, meaning after the prophets, a generation who wasted the Salah. What does it mean by wasting Salah, the ruler man explained that this is delaying the Salah from its proper time. Right? And we also learn that this is of hypocrisy, that a person waits until the sun is about to set and then they get up and pray. So we have to pay attention to praying Salah at its proper time as well. The third Hadees we're looking at is about congregational Salah, that congregational Salah is better than praying alone. And this is especially for men. We've heard

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in the Hadees that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the praying and congregation is 25 times better than one of you praying alone in another Hadees we learn it is 27 times better. So then what is it 25 or 27 this is not a contradiction. What this means is that for some people, the reward will be 25 times more and for others it will be 27 times more. Why the difference because for each person, any the reward will be determined by their personal effort as well. For some people going for jamara means literally going downstairs from upstairs or going from one office building to you know next door. And for other people praying in jamara means leaving the apartment going down the

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elevator or the stairs, going into the garage, getting into your car coming out of the garage, driving all the way to the masjid finding parking, right. And these days in many places still you have to register before you can pray in the masjid. So you know you have the mask you have your masala you know you go inside

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You You enter your information, and then you go into the masjid. And you are of those fortunate 50 or 10 people who, who managed to pray inside the masjid. And of course, the effort on this person's part is much greater than the effort on another person's part. So the reward will be determined by the effort that a person is putting in. Now, when it comes to pray in congregation, remember, this is very important, especially for men. We learned that

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the Prophet salallahu earlier center, and he's addressed in Sultan Nyssa. And the manner of fear prayer is described basically, that even in the middle of war, even when the enemy is right there, how can the Muslims pray Salah on time and in congregation that entire manner is is described in another Hadees we learned that if anyone goes out in the morning, or in the evening to the masjid and why would you go to the to the masjid in the morning in the evening to press Allah, then Allah will prepare for him his food in paradise as often as he goes out in the morning or in the evening, meaning every time you go to the masjid in the morning or in the evening, then some reward is being

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prepared for you in paradise. And it doesn't matter how many days you know, you go to the masjid in the morning or in the evening, the reward is being prepared. We also learned that a Muslim does not regularly attend the mosque to perform prayer and remember Allah except that Allah feels happy with him. Just as the family of one who is absent feels happy when he comes back to them. This is so beautiful. You see these days, so many people have not met their family members and so long and you know and hamdulillah with things getting a bit easier. You know, there are plans for family reunions, any you know, you're looking forward to seeing your brother, your sister, your, your son,

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your daughter, whoever any. There's that excitement there is that happiness how happy you feel. When you see your loved one after a long time. Allah subhanaw taala is even happier when you go to the masjid because the masjid is the house of Allah and you go there to meet Allah. You go there for summer, we learned that when a person performs Salah to Russia in congregation, then they get the reward of praying half the night. And if a person performs fudging in congregation, then they get the reward of praying half the night so imagine if a person prays Russia and budget and congregation it's as though they have prayed the entire night. Right they have spent the entire night in worship.

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In other Hadees we learned that if anyone goes out from his house after making Voodoo, why does he go Where does he go? He goes to the masjid to perform Salah in jamara then his reward will be like that of the one who goes for Hajj after wearing

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any these days we wish we could go for lunch. Right? We are wondering when we will be able to go for Hajj and we were begging Allah we're asking Allah to open up the ways for us, but the reward of Hajj can also be earned by the simple act that you make will do and then you leave your house you go to the masjid, why to pray Salah in jamara and sometimes going to the masjid can be as hard as going for Hajj you know for some people to overcome that personal struggle, right?

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It is it can be equally hard. And and this this difficulty is just from shaytaan because you see how often do we go outside the house and how you know sometimes especially you know a young people as soon as they have access to a car they want an excuse to leave the house. So if we have to go pick up some food we have to go to the store. We have to go see someone any we'll we're more than happy to leave the house. But what about when it comes to Salah

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Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran that we're in the Halla Kabira Illa Allah Hi, Shireen that's all Salah is truly very great and very heavy difficult on people except for those who are humble before Allah who fear who who are submissive to Allah and men should do their best to perform salah and congregation unless there is a genuine excuse a genuine excuse looks like you know for example, because of crowd control, you know people a certain only a certain number of people are allowed in the masjid, right? Or there are serious health risks like these days. Or for example the masjid is really too far or that a person does not have any means of getting to the machine. They

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don't have any means of you know proper transportation and the machine does not

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You know, so close that you can just walk there. So, and if you happen to be in the masjid and you hear the event, then you have to pray Salah before you leave. The fourth Hadees we're looking at is about the best voluntary Salah, which is at home actually, in hedis we learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most excellent prayer of a person is that which he prays in his house except that which is prescribed and he when it comes to Salah to fund any of the obligatory Salah than for men, it is best to perform that Salah in the masjid. But when it comes to voluntary prayer, then it is best that they should perform that at home. Any for example, a man goes

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to the masjid right that he performs his his load prayer. Now what should he do? He should not pray as Sunnah in the masjid. He should pray his Sunnah when he gets back home. All right. This was the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as well. There were some times when he prayed Nuffield prayer in the masjid and then there was to establish the permissibility. Okay, of praying voluntary prayer in the masjid otherwise it would not be would not be permissible to perform voluntary pray in the masjid. And then there are other prayers, which are supposed to be you know, they're voluntary, but you know, they're not obligatory like the like the five obligatory prayers.

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But they are, you know, they're supposed to be performed in congregation like for example, Salatu is this call or the eclipse prayer or the hammer through Masjid? Any? Of course, you're not going to perform those prayers at home, you have to perform them in the masjid. Right, but otherwise, the voluntary prayer, it should be performed at home. What's the benefit? The benefit is that first of all, it saves you from the okay. Because when you pray the false prayer and tomorrow, and then what happens, you get up and you perform, to record after prayer. And then you perform two more and after prayer and then you perform two more enough in prayer and until more than two more people are

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watching you and they're admiring you like wow, this person prays so much, right? So it could corrupt your intention. Okay, it could, it could cause you to show off. So to protect your deed, all right, you should perform that in secrecy and in the privacy of your home rather. Okay. And secondly, another thing is that if a man always prays in the masjid never prays at home, how will his children learn? Right? There are times when you know the woman is not praying Salah. So then who are the children watching for an entire week or so they're not going to watch anyone praise Allah. Any Salah needs to be established at home, so that the home also becomes a place where Baraka, you

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know, blessing and mercy is received and child clean. Run away. So when it comes to voluntary prayer, we learned the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm sec performed some of your prayer in your houses and do not turn them into graveyards. And if Salah is not performed at home, then it's as evil as a graveyard. And he there's no good vibes over there. There's no good feeling over there. And I shall do what I never reported how the Prophet sallallahu Urdu Sena would pray in the masjid and he would come home to pray his his Sunnah prayers. And also she said that the Prophet sallallahu ariosa would make will do for Salah he would pray to the girl and then he would go to the masjid for

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Salah. Even even the summer prayers of Salatu. Juma you need to to look out or the fourth that you pray after it's lots of Juma they're supposed to be performed at home. Okay. The fifth Hadees we're looking at is about the best Salah after obligatory Salah is the hadoo the night prayer the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said of total Salafi bargain for the ability to lay the most excellent prayer after what is prescribed is prayer during the night, any you could pray, you know, 20 record Nuffield prayer during the day, okay, you could pray 30 you could pray 50 you could pray many okay during the day, but it would be better if you perform some prayer in the night some of the hodzic

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prayer that would be more rewardable because the reward for a deed if you remember earlier we discussed the reward for a deed the virtue of a deed is dependent upon what upon the person, the place and also the time. So if you perform a certain deed at a certain time, it is more rewardable compared to that same deed performed at another time. The reward is amplified because of the time. Okay, so the night the nefyn prayer which is performed in the night is more virtuous. Allah subhanaw taala praises His righteous servant

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In the Quran, that in the Latina Fijian Natty were Yoon Hee Vina Tahoma boom, in the whole candle cabela Delica, merci Nene, that the righteous will be in paradise amongst springs, they will be taking receiving whatever rewards Allah will give them. Who are these people, they were righteous in the world in their in before they were very righteous, how were they righteous? Can kalila mean a lady may have had your own, they used to sleep but little in the night will as Harry Haumea stuff your own and they used to seek forgiveness at the time of so who. So this shows us that we should also be of those people who pray at least something in the nighttime something. Okay. And when it

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comes to the HUD prayer, the Prophet sallallahu earlier said that when he was asked about it, he never specified a number that pray Tamra karratha, pray, sixth God pray 20, that God has specified the manner he said to and to any perform in sets of two the court as much as you were able. So minimum is two and then with it, all right, but then beyond that, whatever you were able to do do that. Of course, what you do consistently, all right, is is more rewardable to the Prophet sallallahu Urdu sent him his way was that he would perform a truck rod with four to slim, and after that he will perform his width, sometimes one sometimes three, sometimes more than that also. Now

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the 100 prayer we learn in the Hadees it is the way of the righteous before us and it is a means of drawing close to Allah subhanaw taala. And it is something that erases our sins and it also prohibits us from since any, it erases the sense that we have already committed. And it also prohibits us to stay away from things that we could possibly indulge in.

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How because it strengthens us from the inside. This is what the hadoo does, it strengthens our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala it makes us more conscious. And think about it if you if you've spent, you know, some part of the night in prayer than during the day, any you won't have the bandwidth to indulge in useless things. Right, you know that your time is precious. When the 100 is a priority, then you will make sure that you spend your day wisely. Right. And it erases sins and so it it also protects us from committing more sins. dadgad is also a means of honor for the believer. And we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a sraffa Almighty, the elite of my

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oma are the bearers of the Quran. And the people of the Knights because it is the people who have memorized the Quran who can actually or who know how to recite the Quran who can actually perform the Hajj it easily but doesn't 100 What are you doing? You're reciting Quran right? So whatever portion of the Quran we have memorized any The best way to retain that the best way to review that is to recite that in Salah. And during the day, as we learn in Melaka Finn nahi subhanho wa Taala during the day you have too much to do, right? So even when you intend to recite a lot of Quran for example, in Zoho, right? You You have made the intention I'm going to recite through the number for

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example. And right before you begin Salah, someone asks, Can I have lunch I'm hungry. So what are you going to do then you cannot recite along sudo because you know that somebody is waiting on you. So during the day, you have many obligations. So in the night, at least some portion if we can spend to recite more Quran in Salah that is excellent. This is a source of honor and dignity. And the nighttime is a very special time. It is a time of acceptance of doors. It is a time when the gates of the skies are open so that we can send up our good deeds and our requests in our please. Allah subhanaw taala invites us to call upon him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said spread the

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Salaam speak well to people join relationships, pray in the night, while the people are sleeping, you will enter Jannah with peace and security. And there are so many benefits associated with the hijjah any Not only is it good for our physical health and our spiritual health. It also brings us a certain level of happiness and contentment. We learned that Abraham said that four things are our keys to sustenance, meaning if you want increase in your sustenance, in your risk, do four things. What are these four things first of all pm will lay prey in the night. Secondly, make his default at the time of sohus Thirdly, any

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Right before budget, thirdly, give sadaqa And fourthly, remember Allah at the beginning of the day and also at the end of the day. So, I mean Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to benefit from this virtuous act. Then number six is the best Knights Allah is of the Buddha, Allah His center, there is a hadith in which we learned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer of Deadwood. alayhis salaam, who used to sleep for the first half of the night and pray for a third of it, and again, sleep for a sixth of it. So basically, he would pray, he will perform the night prayer when on waking up from sleep, and then he would sleep

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again after the hadoo. Okay, so

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basically the best, the 100 is what? That you perform Asia and you sleep, okay? Then you wake up and you pray, and then you sleep again. And then you wake up for a budget. Okay, so this is the best, the most beloved humble, Salatu Illa Allah, all right. And

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in this way, any you, you get to perform your with it, all right, you you get to perform, you get to perform the night prayer. And this was also the way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So if we can do this, for tahajjud, that is excellent. Now, it's understandable. In some places, some parts of the world, the Knights are really short, or the Knights are really long at certain times of the year. And when the nights are long, it's actually easy to perform the 100 and this way, you can get a, you know, a solid chunk of sleep, you know, and then you wake up, you pray, and then again, you get a few sleep cycles, right? So it's, it's actually very much doable. The next studies we're looking at is about the best Salah is with long recitation. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said of Belo Salatu boodle connote the most excellent prayer is that in which the duration of

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standing is long and of course in the standing position in PM, what are you doing, you are reciting the Quran. So how will the standing position belong when you recite a lot of Quran so, of course within the Salah, any such the when you're making such that you are closest to Allah subhanaw taala. But this Hadees is talking about overall Salah any which Salah is the best. It is the salaat in which the keynote is long. And connote literally means to show humility, right and Keynote is basically in the position of pm because Allah says we're qumola carnitine stand before Allah as ones who are devoutly you know, obedient and submissive, any when you're standing in Salah, you should

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show humility. All right, your posture should be humble, you should be looking down, you should be still you should have ultimate Nan, any there should be a stillness in the way that you are standing. And that recitation should also be focused with with attentiveness and with humility. And if you recite more than Salah is going to be even more virtuous. We learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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any he would, he would recite a lot in individual prayer meeting when he would be performing on his own. All right, when he was leading people in Salah, then what was his sooner that he would not make the piano very long? Because there's a hadith in which we learn about how, you know he said that I sometimes I begin the prayer intending to lengthen it, but then I hear the sound of a child that is crying and I think about the state of the mother. And so I shortened the Salah, meaning he would not recite as much as he wanted to, because in congregational Salah, you know there's different people with different, you know, obligations, different things on their mind. So, and we learned that, at

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one occasion, one more little deal on Mourinho, he began reciting Silikal, Baccarat, insalata, very sharp, and there were farmers who were praying behind him and they were tired from their day's work. And, you know, one person broke his Salah, other people went and complained to the Prophet sallallahu earlier said that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam actually got very upset with more of that will do that. Are you putting people in fitna? Don't do that and he told him to recite shorter sutras like surah to lay through the shrimps. Alright. So, remember this this rule that if you are praying on your own, then yes, recite more and that will make your Salah more virtuous.

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was more rewardable but where people are praying behind you, then recite in moderation, recite as much as people can handle and the best is to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu where it is when it comes to find your Salah. However, the Prophet sallallahu, Urdu Sena would recite somewhere between 60 and 100 verses. Alright, so of course, that is a lot of recitation, but that was an exception that was not the rule. Okay.

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And when it comes to making European long, this is especially important in the hadoo. Alright, and you can do this even by reciting the same idea again and again. in Hades, we learned the Prophet salallahu earnings to them continue to recite the idea of pseudotumor that enter the boom for inori badak. We're interested in the candle or Caesar hecke. In the entire night, he performed this he recited the same idea in his PA. And, you know, sometimes we think that just recite a very short surah to get over to Silla very quickly. But, but don't do that any. Allow yourself to enjoy salah and when you recite different sources, then it helps you focus in Salah as well. We learned that if

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a person recites three verses in Salah that is better than three precious, very expensive camels. If a person recites 10 verses in Salah in the night, then a pinfall a heap of reward is recorded for him in a heap of reward is better than the world and whatever that is in it in the reward is huge. So don't deprive yourself. The next honeys we're looking at number eight is about the sunless budget, which we learn in Hades, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the two dakara before budget are better than this world, and everything in it better than the world and everything in it. Now,

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you know, fudger prayer for many people is is difficult.

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They have to interrupt their sleep, they get up, they're tired, they're worried about, you know, the day and whatever they have to do during the day. And so they try to rush through fudger prayer. But if you remind yourself is just to the card to the card of sooner before budget, all right, they are better than the world and everything in it Sha Sha, Allah de Louis, he explained that the thing is that the the world is temporary, okay, whatever is in this world is temporary. And whatever is in this world, and the things of this world are not perfect, right? They're not perfect. Why? Because, you know, there's some problems associated with it.

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There's some difficulty associated with it, right? Some something negative associated with it. But these two records, they are better than the world and whatever that is in it because the reward for these today God is eternal. And that reward is free of any hardship, any difficulty. So just to the card, all right. And this is of course the to sooner or fragile. All right, what you're supposed to perform once the time of budget enters, you perform to record the first record the Prophet sallallahu urges an old recite total caffeine in the second record sudo to floss. And then after this, you perform the two fold prayer. Okay. And in that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would recite

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a lot of Quran somewhere between 60 to 100 verses.

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And we learned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would would very regularly performed these to the god he would not leave them. Even if he was unwell. Even if he was traveling. Any other Sunnah prayers, we learned the Prophet sallallahu, Urdu Sena would not perform them while traveling. But these two record he would always perform, because they're, they're better than the world and whatever that is in it. And if you think about it, this is the first prayer of the day, the first Salah of the day, right? Then really, you will look at it differently. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you know, he expressed his love for these two tokara how much he loved them. May

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Allah subhanaw taala grant us the same love. I mean.

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And this shows us that if we happen to miss these two records, because sometimes it happens that you know, you get up and your family, for example, is praying in congregation, by the time you come out, you know, from the from the bathroom, they've already begun the jamara so you go join them, right? Or by the time you wake up, you realize you only have enough time to perform the Fudd prayer. So then, if a person misses their Sunnah, prayers, what can they do? They can perform them after the fault if there is time and if not, you can perform

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The sooner you can make it up afterwards as well. Okay meaning after the sun has risen, the next is the best Salah is fudger Salah in congregation the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best of prayers near Allah is the fudger prayer on Friday in congregation, okay? And he not just fudger Salah in jamara, specifically on Friday, okay on Juma the Prophet sallallahu Sallam specified that. So, any if, you know for example, you encourage your, your husband, your son, your father, you know that your brother that even if they're not able to go for a budget to the masjid every day, because you know, it takes 1520 minutes to get to the masjid, for example, at least they should try to go on

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Friday, once a week at least, because look at the reward associated with this, right that the Prophet sallallahu earlier said I'm setting up a lot of solar watier in the law, it's the best solar there number 10.

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The best roles in congregational Salah when we're praying in jamara, we should also know where we should stand to get the most out of that salon to get the most reward. So the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said that the best roles for men are the first rows and the worst ones for the men are the last ones. Why? Because the first rows means that you are closer to the Imam, you are going to be able to pay more attention. And if you're towards the back, you're going to be hearing people that are coming and going. All right, you're you're going to be distracted. The best girls for women are the last ones because in the masjid of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the women would start

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forming their rules from the back of the masjid. Not the middle of the masjid the back of the masjid. So the last roles for women are the best. Why? Because you are furthest away from the crowd. The crowd or rather, the in and out of people is where somewhere in the middle of the masjid. So the best rules for women are the last ones because they will be most focused over there. And the worst ones for them are the first ones because this means that they're closer to the crowd closer to the entrance. And that means that you know they'll be more distracted. So any men should try their best that when they're praying in the masjid, they pray in the front rows, encourage your children train

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them from a young age, we've learned that people who stand in the first rows receive Allah's mercy, they received the draws of the angels, the reward is unlimited. And if if a person comes into the masjid and they see that there's a gap in the front, they should go fill that the person who fills that gap, any there, there's also special reward associated with that. And when people remain behind from the front rows, then they eventually stay behind any eventually there comes a point where they even miss Allah

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because you keep delaying delaying until there comes a point where you leave something completely May Allah subhanaw taala protect us. The last one that we're looking at is about sorry, number 11 that the best people in congregational Salah are who the Prophet sallallahu Urdu said, I'm said that the best of you are those whose shoulders are soft in prayer. What does it mean by that? You see, when you're when you're praying and jamara you're standing next to each other, then, you know, some people the way that they move,

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they move very roughly. And as they move roughly their shoulders, you know, bump into the shoulders of the person standing next to them, okay? And so inadvertently, they end up hurting someone insula. Okay, so be gentle, your shoulders especially should be gentle. Sometimes what happens is that when you're standing in a row, the person standing next to you, moves you closer to them, because they see that there is a gap. Okay, so, what happens sometimes some people become very stubborn, they just stand like a pillar, they do not move, they refuse to budge. That is not correct. Having soft shoulders and Salah means that when a person is asked to move to the right or to the left or to the

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front or whatever, you need to fill in the gap. They don't stand stubbornly. Okay, and when they move insula as well. They move gently so that they don't cause a hurt to the people that are standing next to them. How often it has happened that people get hurt in Salah by the person standing next to them.

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So be careful.

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In general also, we should be gentle with one another easy going, not stubborn and otherwise ultra insula. Specifically, we need to pay attention to this. The last Hadees we're looking at is about the best prayer space for women. We learn in Heidi's about how the best place for women to pray in is the innermost part of their house and the Hadees that you see over here, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that it is more excellent for a woman to pray in her house than in her courtyard, and more excellent for her to pray in her private chamber than in her house. Any The, the more, the most, you know, inner part of the house basically, is the best place for a woman to pray

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in. Why? Because this means that she will have

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the least distractions. So for example, the way that modern day homes are, if you pray in the living room,

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if you pray in the living room, and your living room is open concept with an attached kitchen, okay, what's happening, you are praying, you hear the kettle, you were praying, you hear your child dragging a chair, you're praying and you hear something in the sink, you're praying, and you think about what's in the refrigerator, instantly your attention is gone, right, you're not going to be able to focus. Or you can hear people talking, you can hear the doorbell, the window is open so you can hear what's going on outside, constantly distracted. So protect your peace, you know, protect your your Salah, and women really need to pay attention to this. You see, we are so concerned about

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the entire family about everything that's going on around the house that we don't even allow ourselves to pray peacefully. We want to be have available to people even when we're praying. And that is not fair to you. You need to make yourself your Salah a priority. So when it is time for prayer, go in your bedroom, for example. All right,

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a part of the house where there's least distractions and teach your children okay make them aware that now Mama's praying, no no talking, no making making noise, make them play next to you. All right, or, you know if your husband's home, then talk to him that please take care of the children while I go pray and go into your room and shut the door so that you don't hear the noise and the quibbling and and the fact that your husband is not really looking after the children or or whatever it is any allow yourself to pray with attention and focus. And others Hades does not mean that women should not pray in the masjid. There is clearly a hadith in which the Prophet salallahu early Sunnah

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permitted women to pray in the masjid then he also forbade men from prohibiting women from praying in the masjid. However, it's understandable that majority of the women pray at home, right? And so when you're praying at home, choose the best space for yourself. don't pray next to the window. don't pray next to the door. don't pray while you know the oven is on and things like that. Allow yourself to pray with attentiveness. May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to perform prayer at its time. May Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to perform prayer with who assure with humility with attentiveness. And may Salah be a source of relief for us a source of purification for

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us and a source of drawing close to Allah subhana wa Tada. I mean, inshallah we will conclude over here, so panicle lahoma, behind the shadow Allah ilaha illa Anta stuffie Luca Tobu la cosa more Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh