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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome to another episode of the tunes of faith show all about knowledge and action and gaining knowledge to act upon it every day of our lives. Now my name is Dean as always your host and with me is Chef tofik Tilbury How are you doing?
Now share our topic for today is prayers sola. Now every Muslim is the Salah, or at least know how to pray know how to do Salah know how to perform Salah, but can you just explain to me and the viewers at home and watching right now what is Sala?
Well solo linguistically, it means prayer. And by prayer we mean to our so just like for example you say pray to God means make dua to Allah, or pray for someone meaning make dua for someone. In the same way sola actually linguistically actually means prayer. And Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the linguistic form of Salah in the Quran when he says well suddenly Allah him in salata, Casa can only hope and pray upon them or pray for them verily prayer is a peace and sanctity for them. So here we find a lasagna using the linguistic form of Salatu mean prayer. So Islam when Islam came, it used that same linguistic form and defined it in these actions that we do, but kept the same linguistic
meaning as well meaning that even though we're actually standing or bowing and prostrating or saying something lovely when having that up, and actually what we're all doing is praying all and actually making the art throughout. So the whole of Salah is actually due out to Allah azza wa jal is actually connecting with Allah subhanho wa Taala what do you do? Do you actually call him on a lie you're connecting with Allah subhana wa tada and that's what solar really is. It's your link to Allah subhanaw taala it's your spiritual divine link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's precisely what prayer really is. And that is why the prophets have said that the Salah is nothing
but it's nothing but actually praying to Allah azza wa jal. So not only is your heart connecting with the laws of logic, but by you turning towards a Qibla your body has now become attentive towards Allah. When you say Allahu Akbar, that means you've left everything else that is more important in your mind, and made Allah subhanaw taala the most important, right? When you are not responding to anyone, when someone thinks aloud to you, or someone's talking to you, it shows that no, this is what's more important, when you're practically trying your mind to not think of anything except Allah subhanaw taala in front of you, you made Allah subhanho that the most important object
of your worship, when you're in your prostration and when you're looking down on the ground, and you're looking down on that spot that you're going to make surgery on you actually thinking about the moment your head's going to touch down the ground, and you're closest to Allah's origin. So actually all of Salah is about the art of Allah so it's all about connecting with Allah, divine link with Allah subhanho wa Taala and that is that I'm sure it shows you how great Salah is just from that.
But now by just by that definition, how different is it? Between salah and Dawn, you know, in English you translate in both goes to prayer. That's why I guess some people are confused. Yeah, how do you differentiate between salah and listen? Well, you know there are is practically the statement of the tongue, right and also the the feeling in the heart. Whereas Allah is not only that, it's also the actions of the limbs as well. You actually physically bowing and prostrating and coming closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala in that So, in that sense, Salah is probably more closer, more closer or more complete, if anything, because not only contains the Attention, attention of the
heart, but also that of the limbs that also the statement of the tongue. So in every single way you are now