Why Are You Not Praying
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That's right. That's how we begin it, you begin it with the Bismillah Al Hamdulillah. And that's right, you're listening to the deen show radio show. Now you can listen to us on audio format in the audio waves. We are for those who listen and watch us every week, on the big screen. on the television. Now you can listen to us in your cars, on your iPods, the podcast, you can get all of our audio shows at the same place, you can get our video shows at the th g d and show the deen show.com. All you got to do is look for the blog section. And that's where we'll be at. Today we're going to be discussing the Salah the prayer, when somebody puts the key in the door, that's right to
open a door you need a key and that key, which is the key to Paradise is that statement that every Muslim makes. He says last ilaha illAllah.
There is no deity worthy of worship, except Allah. That's the Creator of the heavens and earth. Why do I need to worship a monkey or a man? Why do I need to worship a woman? Or the sun or the moon? Why do I need to follow my lesson desires when I can worship the one who created me and he can guide me He's my GPS in life. He is the one that I'll sacrificed everything for my life, my prayer, my sacrifice. My death is for the one who created me. Isn't that beautiful? Just talking about it gives me chills, and it should get everybody chills. Because Allah is the one who created you, and you're going to have to return back to him. So now that you've taken this oath, you've committed to the one
God, the God of Jesus, Abraham, Moses.
And the last and final messenger sent to mankind the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon them all. They were our teachers. But today, the last and final messenger, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he's the teacher. He's the way the truth and the light in all the darkness in the false hood. He's the teacher. Why? Because he's the representative of God. He's got the power of attorney. That's right. Just like Jesus had the power of attorney, he was able to do things by the permission of the Creator of the heavens and earth of law.
And that's the same thing now. So we testified La ilaha illAllah, there is no deity, there is no god worthy of worship except the one true God in Arabic we say Allah. And Muhammad is His slave servant and final messenger. Now, that brings us to the topic today of witches the prayer.
Now, sadly, very sadly, to say that today, many Muslims don't pray. Many Muslims as right I said it, don't pray, despite its importance. The purpose of prayer we need to know is to strengthen our relationship with the one who created us. You don't need this prayer, we need it.
This prayer helps us to be grateful for all the blessings that he's given us.
And it reminds us, it reminds you and me of his greatness. Just as the body requires physical needs, such as food and drink.
The soul requires spiritual needs, that's right. nourished by acts of worship,
the most important of which is the sense that the prayer that the Muslim
needs to be making.
It could be that the body of a person is healthy, you know, the guy goes to the gym, big boy. Strong lifting, hitting 350 on the bench 234 plates. Same thing for the woman she's in shape.
running a marathon, the body's looking good, but that doesn't mean it's alive.
The body of a person is healthy, or pay attention the person is spiritually dead.
The last and final message is sent to mankind. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him a messenger
just like Jesus at his time, just like Moses and Abraham at their time. He's the messenger and a mercy to the world at this time his teachings have been preserved authentically.
who is looking to get close to the one who created them, he is that path to God, we don't pray through Him, we follow his teachings. And the last and final messenger sent to mankind has said, in an authentic hadith these are not story tales that we tell the kids. These are instructions, from God's representative, teacher to the human beings on earth. The Prophet said, the comparison of the one who remembers a law the creator and the one who does not, is like that, of the living and the dead.
That was what the messengers said, none of us listen to what a law, pay attention here what Allah has said in the verbatim Word of God, and lies saying, Oh, you who believe me respond to the call of Allah and His Messenger when he calls you to that, which gives you light. This is in the end, in chapter eight, verse 24.
Now it's important as we move along, this is the direction the direct connection with Allah We don't need any intermediary we don't need to go through any body.
Allah, the creator, God Almighty,
is calling us to have a direct connection with him without anybody in the middle.
The Prophet peace be upon him has said the closest a person is to his Lord is when he is in the prostration.
Prayer connection with Allah.
The Arabic word for prayer is a Salah.
It actually derived from the Arabic word meaning connection,
allows messenger God's Final messenger sent to the whole of mankind has said, When any one of us stands to pray, he is communicating with his Lord with his create tours. So let him pay attention to how he speaks to him.
So now, don't sever this relationship with your Creator. Don't do it by abandoning
The pillar of Islam, it's a pillar of Islam. Prayer is the second most important pillar of Islam after that, swearing to that testimony of La Ilaha. In the law of what we discussed before we started this topic that you know, what, only submit to God, the one who created me, that's the first pillar and the second one is the salaat. And it is the most regular compulsory action in the Muslims knife.
prayers, the one act that Muslim, a Muslim must be fulfilled at least five times a day regardless of its regardless of his circumstance. In fact, the creator Allah did not even exempt those who have submitted themselves Muslims from praying during battle. That's right. Even if there was a battle going on.
Allah is saying, guards,
your prayers, if you feel you're an enemy, pray on foot. Alright. So this is the case during war, that you're not even exempt from praying their laws telling you if you can't pray on foot, pray while you're riding on your beast on the horse in your car doesn't matter. You cannot give up the prayer.
So this is stated during the time of war What about during peace?
success lies in prayer. The Prophet
Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him. The last and final messengers sent to mankind there's no more messengers coming.
This is him. He has said the first of his deeds for which a man and woman will be called to account on the Day of Resurrection, the day of judgment will be the prayers.
If it is found to be sound, he will be safe and successful. But if it is defective, he will be unfortunate and a loser. You don't want to be a loser, do you? You want to be successful? Don't give up the prayer established the prayer establish the seller.
Shields one from evil. It's a shield against all evil without seeking a loss help. It is impossible to refrain from all this evil. That is around
law the Creator of the heavens and earth is saying, very prayer strange raise oneself from shameful and unjust. This is in the verbatim Word of God Allah in the en su 25, verse 45. Now the questioner asks, How can sins be committed? How can sins be committed?
If you're willingly standing before your Creator, love five times a day, minimum five times a day into prayer,
the prayer Now, moving along, enriches your soul. The prayer enriches your soul.
Prayer satisfies your spiritual need to be connected with your create tour. To be in contact with your creed tour. This gives your soul peace and contentment.
Especially with this busy lifestyle that we all live the rat race of life.
And this is something that money cannot buy.
Allah is saying, in the end, without a doubt, in the remembrance of the Lord our hearts find rest. The prayer makes one humble.
pride and arrogance
is being rid of by you realizing through the prayer allows greatness and your dependence on him. In the prayer. The Muslim puts the highest part of his body, his head, his intellect, on the ground, he says, How perfect is my lord the most high? How perfect is my lord the Most High Suppan at a bid at
a lie saying in the verbatim Word of God? And, and sort of 23 verses one and two, successful indeed are the believers who are humble in their prayers. Let me tell you another fact.
Let me tell you what washes away sins.
sins are when you break the laws of the one who created you. sins are something
that feel heavy on your chest and form black stains on your heart. Everyone commits them.
And no one is paying the price for your sins. Not Bob the butcher, not mark the mailman, nor Jesus Christ, peace be upon him of Nazareth. Nobody is paying the price for your sins, you are accountable for yourself. Just that your grandfather was accountable for himself. And I'm accountable for myself today. But Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth has provided for us a way
to get rid of the sins with sincere repentance and through prayer. Allah is saying in the en su 11 114 and perform for sure the good deeds remove the evil deeds. Now the messenger peace be upon him, gave us a beautiful example when he said to his companions, he said in an authentic narration consider if one of you had a river by his door in which he Bade five times a day with any filth remain on him or her. They responded No.
Then the Prophet replied, peace be upon him. Likewise, Allah, your Creator wipes away sins with the five daily prayers. That's right.
Moving along, the prayer is the key the answer to your problems. Whoever strengthens their relationship with the one who created them Allah, Allah will strengthen their relationship between themselves and the creation.
He who is all powerful, All Merciful, all loving will rectify all your problems. Allah is saying in the Qur'an, seek help. In patience and prayer. The prayer unites the Muslims.
The congregational prayer This is when the Muslims come together
to pray in congregation.
CONGREGATION prayer cultivates brotherhood, equality and humility between Muslims. The worshipers stand in rows and is one body shoulder to shoulder without any distinction of race, nationality, color, wealth, family, or status. This act of unity helps demolish all barriers which stand between people
Now we're going to be moving on to the abandonment of prayer, abandoning the prayer Allah, the Creator
of the heavens and the earth has said in the end, this is the translation of the meaning the Quran is in, and has been preserved in the Arabic. But what we're giving you here is the meaning, which can be in French, it can be in Spanish, we're talking in English, so we're going to give you the meaning in English, Allah is saying, all mankind, what is this see you you concerning your Lord, the Most Gracious, this is in the chapter 82 verse six. Now moving along, by not praying by not establishing a connection with the one who created you, and this is only for your betterment for your self development. You are disobeying the Most High, the Create tour, a law, the Almighty,
you are an act of disobedience. You're breaking a peace treaty between you and him, because you enter a state of peace, when you comply with everything that he's told you to do. And one of the most important things. That second pillar is the prayer. Remember, the whole purpose of your existence is to worship Allah, to be in compliance with everything good that he's told you to do, and to stay away from everything evil that he's told you to stay away from, he knows best. He's the most wise, we trust him. Because he's the Creator, he knows his creation, yet daily, you are disobeying the Creator, a lot is saying in the n, then there has succeeded them a generation who
have given up
and then follow up their design. So they will be thrown,
except those who repent, and believe me and work righteousness. This is in chapter 19, verse 59, in another place in the chapter seven, the four verse 42 law is saying, a lie saying pay close attention, the people on hell will be asked
what has caused you to enter the Hellfire, they will say, we will not have those who used to pray. That's the speech of Allah in the car and the verbatim Word of God he is talking, are you listening? We listened to everyone and everything. But when the Most High, the Most Gracious, The Most loving, when he is speaking, are we listening? And are we following it up with action?
Now remember, when you abandon when you leave off the five daily prayers, you are being ungrateful.
Refusing your creator's invitation to establish this close relationship with him is the ultimate in gratitude, a law created you and remember he gave you everything Allah is saying, in the end, it is he who has created you and endowed you with hearing and seeing and hearts. Little are grateful. The Prophet peace be upon him, the last and final messengers sent to mankind, his feet would swell because he would stand in the night. He was 10 in a day, for long periods of time, praying. And when he was asked about this, he replied, should I not be grateful? Should I not be a grateful servant to my Lord? What excuse Will you give a law of the creek tour? The Creator of the heavens and earth
and the day of judgment? Now, just envision this death comes. The one who is blessed you have 24 hours in a day,
yet only asks you to spend merely 30 minutes for prayer. What will you tell him on the day of judgment on the day that no attorney,
no city, no government, nobody will be able to intercede? Nobody be able to help not any amount of money, status, kingship, it doesn't matter who you know where you been? On the day of judgment? What are you going to say? Allah is saying in the chapter 20 verse 124, pay attention people, and whoever turns away from my remembrance indeed for him is a life of hardship. And we raise him up on the Day of Resurrection. And he will say my wife raised me blind when I was one See,
does that our science come to you and you forgot
your only harming yourself this is affect a lot doesn't need your prayer, or anything from anybody. Glory be to Him super Han Allah as we say. It is you
That stands in need of His mercy. Allah is saying, in the end, which the meaning is in verse 3112. Give thanks to Allah, and whoever gives things, it is only for his own souls.
And whoever is ungrateful, surely our law is free,
wherever we have our brain, let this be known also that when a person abandons the prayer, you are flirting with disbelief. Many scholars of Islam hold the opinion that if you do not pray, you are one who has disbelieve, you become a disbeliever, quoting the following Hadith from the last and final messenger, the prophet Mohammed, who has said, the covenant between
us and them, the covenant which distinguish says, between us and them, between believers and disbelievers is the solid is the prayer and whoever neglects it has disbelief. This is what the last and final messenger sent to mankind has said in authentic hadith.
Additionally, the prophets companions, those who knew him the best,
who lived that his time, may Allah be pleased with them. They did not consider the abandonment of any act as disbelief except the prayer. Let's move along to some common excuses that people use to justify why they don't pray. Now, these are a dime a dozen. Let's be sincere with ourselves as we listened to these, the people say those say I have no time.
I have to work studying. I have to study for school. I'm busy. I have no time because I am preoccupied with many of the worldly things. This is pure and simple deception. You haven't given prayers priority, this is the fact Allah will bless your time and make you more effective, efficient, and successful because he is the one who gives success. He is the one who provides for you. So if you're not doing what he told you to do, you can only be unsuccessful.
Another common excuse
we hear is my heart is clean. The fact is that a lot judges who has clean hearts and he wants you to pray. He's the boss. He is the King of kings. actions will reflect what is in your heart. No one has a cleaner heart than the last and final mission to Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him who used to pray regularly.
Another excuse we have is my alarm.
It's hard for your alarm to go off. If you don't set it. purify your intention. Go to sleep with the intention of getting up.
And a lot will make it easy for you.
Another excuse that we hear is my family. My spouses my parents friends prevented me. The Prophet peace be upon him said the last and final message is sent to mankind.
There is no obedience to anyone in the disobedience to Allah.
This is very important. We respect our parents and we're kind to the people, but we never obey them, fear them. In place of obeying a law fearing and loving Allah. We love him the most. We obey Him before we obey anyone else. Remember, again, you will be judged alone.
Another common excuse I'm sending too much. The fact of the matter is, in time, your prayers will prevent you from committing these sins in time. Just pray.
You are sending because you are not establishing the prayer. The Prayer is the medicine. The prayer
will eventually repel the evil.
A lie has told the truth. stick to what he told you to do. Cut out the excuses.
Contemplate over the Sunday, where the Prophet peace be upon him has said if they knew the merits of the Isha and fudger prayers, they will come to them in the mosque even if they had to crawl.
Now what is queues for banning prayer Do you honestly have when you face your Lord and that difficult day
and that difficult day a law is saying in the end a law has promised those who believe and do good release there for them. There is forgiveness and in my mind. Now brothers and sisters we can do one of two things. We can either turn away after this advice
continue living our lives according to our whims and desires.
Thinking that we know best, or we can be sincere with ourselves, we can admit that you know what, we don't have the answers to everything. And we need the creator's help. And he's there willing to help us, we take one step towards him.
He takes many more towards us.
He loves us more than our mothers, more than our
family, and friends.
And he knows what's best for us because he is the most wise.
So we can start to comply.
And little by little,
by establishing this prayer, we will see the effects, the great effects of goodness that it will have in our life. Nothing's easy at first, anything that's of importance,
and value, it takes some effort. So the same way you put effort into getting that degree into chasing that man or woman are those good times the sins. Now you have to put a little bit of effort into something that's more valuable than any of these things, the connection with the one who is giving you life, and he'll give you death,
we will all die. And remember, is it worth it? When you're Six Feet Under, and the dirt is in your mouth.
And now, everything that distracted you from praying, because it's one of these things. It's either that man or that woman.
It's either that material thing, that job that business. It's something in this dunya that's distracting you. So when you're dead.
When you hear the footsteps of your family leaving and walking away from the grave, envision that.
And they go back to fight over your wealth
that you were so earnestly seeking in this life, and it was distracting you from your Lord. Now is it worth it, you got a chance to hear this advice, by the blessing of the one who created you. Now you can either do something about it, or you can turn a blind eye.
And we sincerely out of our love for you want us we want to see you do the right thing
established a connection with the one
who loves you more than anyone and wants you in that paradise. Those are the glad tidings that all the messages came with.
They all came.
They all came with that glad tidings of Paradise, and the warning of the Hellfire because
we know how it is to get someone to move and Allah knows best is that carried in that stick?
There's something more pleasurable than that, that we're chasing. And that's the pleasure of our Lord and His paradise.
And there's something that we fear more than that stick and that's the hellfire. And even if you think about it, when your boss wants you to comply with what he wants you to do. He'll tell you, you better get to wit or you'll be fired. But with law, the
fire is what a law is talking about.
So we don't want to be in the hellfire. Allah wants us in the paradise. Let's start to comply and fear a lot more and love a lot more than the people because this prayer will help us will develop us to be better human beings to be better with our parents to be better with our colleagues, our friends and our family. It will help us to develop to be the best of human beings with everyone, non Muslims and Muslims alike. To all of humanity.
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