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Connecting with Allah through Prayer
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my shoulder shift coming from a long way. So in Sharla we're honored to host our star moment in humble I'm not going to introduce him because he prefers to do that. So I'm gonna go through refraining from doing so. I've only got some stuff just to say from the Masjid. We have limitations within this Masjid. Please be mindful when it comes to using the toilet so we don't have separate facilities. So for sisters downstairs, you're welcome to use the toilet but because it's a shared facility, please just take the chaperone with you and have someone sort of guard the door to let a brother go in and unfortunately be surprised in a horrific way. So please if you can just manage
that yourselves and the brothers manage that between yourselves too. I also propose just before we're going to have some interruptions for Salah today we're going to have us have a lovely My proposal is that maybe half an hour before like we've done in previous programs if we have sisters go in half an hour before and for 15 minutes or so to make the law to get ready for Salah and then the brothers maybe 15 minutes before the Jamaat time just so they can medical get ready for the prayer. Also throughout the day, as within this Masjid everybody does what they want to hunt but can we please ensure that the front entrance is just for the sisters to use. And the side insurance is
just for the brothers to use the sisters get incredibly uncomfortable. When they start seeing men within the area. It's not suddenly they want within the masjid so please just be mindful of that. So shall we have a program till seven o'clock it will fly by lucky and I'm gonna hand it over to our staff moment.
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So this first part of the program, and he shot Allahu Taala the entire program is being broadcast live in sha Allah hooter Allah on my YouTube channel, which is YouTube, forward slash, Mohammed Tim. And in sha Allah Huhtala there's a number of different topics and the organizers, Giselle Mala Hara, have chosen some really nice, a really nice variety of topics. They are linked together in a subtle, a gentle way. But there's quite a variety. So there's quite a lot of topics to go through. And in sha Allah hooter, Allah, each topic is centered around about an hour, 45 minutes to an hour, and there's also a q&a session as well.
To make the live stream kind of easier for people to manage. It's never easy when you're watching a five hour live stream. So to make it easier for them to manage what we will do in sha Allah is we will break each talk down into a separate topic, which is broadcast live and inshallah to Allah as long as the network continues to work, we will continue to broadcast that live in sha Allah for whoever wants to catch it at home.
Our first topic is a really, really beautiful topic. And it's a topic that brings the heart closer to Allah subhanho wa taala.
And it's a topic that I spoke about recently, but we're going to be speaking about it from a slightly different angle today. So the topic is getting closer to, to Allah, through prayer and to, through to and prayer.
And in sha Allah, who to Allah, this topic of how to get closer to Allah through to, there will be some overlap as to what I spoke about in the program in Durban in South Africa for those who are watching the YouTube channel. But we're also going to be talking about the prayer in sha Allah and the connection of the prayer to do as well as
The connection of the prayer to getting nearer to Allah azza wa jal, so there's going to be some overlap in what we spoke about. If you didn't catch the lecture from Durban, then this will be completely new. If you did, then there's going to be a little bit of overlap but also some new content as well.
So as we said, this is a topic that brings the heart closer to Allah subhanaw taala.
I want you to think about how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described do,
he said, I do, who are very bad do it is worship.
Now to understand this statement of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I would actually like you to think about another statement that he made, which is not connected to when he said el hijo Arafa. Hajj is Arafa
when he said Hajj is Allah, Haji Hodges Ara
it's like telling you that the main thing in the whole of Hajj, the thing that you cannot miss, you can't make up for it. You can't pay a penalty for it. The one thing in Hajj that you must do and you must not miss under any circumstances is out of.
And so he said el hijo Arafa. Hajj is out of
And in the same style of sentence he said a dua oh who la vida dua is a bad
meaning that in reality now, all of the a bad a you do a bad a worship of Allah is exemplified through dua, and the essence of worship in Islam is shown through making dua to Allah subhanaw taala.
So this is from the most important acts of worship that a person can do, and the acts of worship, which is out of all of the acts of worship, the one that most closely aligns with the concept of a bada. Or one of them that is the most the closest to the idea of a VEDA, it is DUA and for that reason, Allah subhanaw taala said we'll call or not boo Komodo Rooney, SDG Blackcomb in the Latinas tech be rude and dirty, say the corona, Johanna. Muda.
Allah said, your Lord said, Make dua to me, and I will answer you. So first of all, this is a command from Allah azza wa jal to meet to add him
and a promise from Allah that He will answer you. So the commands of Allah are not to be disobeyed. Allah commanded you.
make dua to me. And then Allah subhanaw taala promised you in Allah locally fooled me Allah. Allah does not break his promise Allah promised you SDG Blackcomb, I will answer
so nobody should ever feel like they're due I will not be answered or ever feel like they do i is being wasted or ever feel that they are too sinful or too far away from Allah subhanho wa taala.
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The statement of Allah azza wa jal if My servants ask about me.
If My servants ask about me, then say that I am near.
If My servants ask about me, tell them that I am near.
Allah subhana wa Taala is near in his knowledge. Allah subhanaw taala in his sight in his hearing of the person who makes to
in answering the dua of the person, Allah subhanaw taala for in your career I am near
oh gee boo Dawa to dare either Diane, I will answer the dua of the person who makes to Atomy so Allah promised you, if you made to our to Allah, He will answer you. And Allah promised you that the people who make dua to Allah he will answer them. Notice that Allah subhanaw taala here didn't actually limit this by any group of people. He didn't say when the prophets make dua to me, I will answer when the Cydia teammate to add to me I will answer but rather Allah made a general if you make to add to me, I will answer you
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It these people who are too proud to worship me, what do you notice here? That Allah subhanaw taala makes DUA and a badass synonymous.
He uses the same word. In other words, sometimes he speaks and he says a bad word. And sometimes he says to add the two words here in the I mean the same thing.
Those people who are too proud to worship me meaning too proud to make dua to me, they will enter Jahannam disgraced.
And Allah azza wa jal said what NL messaggi daddy law he Fela tagit rumah Allah hiya hadda the massage it the massage at the mosque, it belongs to Allah. So do not make dua to anyone besides Allah. So just like you wouldn't come to the masjid and you wouldn't pray to someone other than Allah inside this Masjid. You wouldn't come to this masjid and pray to an idol. You wouldn't come to this masjid and pray to a saint. You wouldn't come to this masjid and pray to a grave you come to this Masjid to pray to Allah. As you pray in this masjid for Allah alone, so your DUA is for Allah azza wa jal along Fela Tetro ma Allahu Ahad, don't make to add to anyone besides Allah azza wa jal.
One of the ways
that dua makes you near to Allah and he coming close to Allah, building a connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you are showing the essence of worship. So what do we mean by this? What is the essence of worship? What is a bad if someone said to you, and it doesn't need a definition? Because everybody you know, for example, if I said to you give me an example of worship,
give me one example of worship. So a lot of things go through people's minds. For example, someone might say, Sajida,
right, sujood. When you put your forehead on the ground, and your hands on the ground, and you lower yourself, and you say, subhanAllah, BL Allah, Exalted in perfection is my Lord, the Most High and you've lowered yourself to the lowest that a person can put themselves, you put yourself down on the floor and your face, which is the most honorable part of your body, you put it on the floor, and you load it into the ground. And you said, Subhana, Allah be Allah. Exalted is my Lord, the highest. So what is the essence of a bad from just this example, to lower yourself with complete humility
and with complete love.
That is perhaps the spirit of a bar if you wanted to talk about
the spirit of it or the essence of it. It is too huge to humble yourself or to lower yourself with complete humility
and complete love.
That's what makes you bury your forehead into the ground before your Lord who is Allah the Most High.
And that is what you find in dua, the same essence of it. So now we're talking about parallels between the DUA in the prayer. We talked about parallels between the two and the prayer. So from the parallels between the art and the prayer is that they both contain the essence and the spirit of a badass. When you pray, you know yourself, you bow down, you put your forehead in the ground, you lower yourself completely total humility.
And when you make two are the same feeling should be that the same connection should be that
and some of the scholars they call it an inky sorrow beignet ye de la he subhanaw taala appearing broken, presenting yourself as broken before Allah
as Allah azza wa jal said yeah Yohannes who Antimo for Cara or in Allah, will Allah who who will honey you will Hamid all mankind you are the full Cara, you people are in poverty.
But some of us are wealthy and some of us are poor. So what does it mean all of you or mankind all of you are living in poverty.
Meaning in need, all of you are in need of Allah. And Allah is Allah me you will Hamid the one who is free of all need al Ghani. What does it mean when we say that Allah is the most rich Alderney
It doesn't mean it doesn't it's not limited in meaning to the issue of, of wealth, the idea that Allah is the One who gives you a raise but Allah is Allah Zack, Al honey is the one who doesn't need anyone else for anything.
So when you present yourself before Allah, you present yourself in the same spirit and the same feeling as when you make suit. The same feeling the same need of Allah, the Oh Allah I am as low as I can be. And you are Allah Allah you will Allah the Most High. The highest L motor is the supremely high.
And as for me, I am *ing
I am desperate. I am mortal. I'm in desperate need.
Like yaku when he said and Allah told us he said it in the Quran in NEMA Eshkol bestie were whose knee illallah wa LM Amin Allah He mela Ty Levon I only complain if my grief and sorrow to Allah. And I know about Allah that which you do not know.
Why have knowledge from ALLAH that you do not know. So he complained of his grief and sorrow. or Allah, I'm in desperate need of you. You are alone, honey, you don't need me. If I never worshipped you, it wouldn't take anything away from your kingdom. And if everyone on the earth worshipped you, it wouldn't add anything to what you have. Allah is Allah honey doesn't need us at all in any single thing. So these are showing your need of Allah and showing your humility before Allah. This is what makes do add the essence of worship.
Allah azza wa jal said,
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we achieve was so were gigantic whereas we are Gerardo konkola that allowed our ILA Humala Paulina Mata that comb, who is it that answers the one in desperate need when they make dua to him? And who is it that removes harm from you? And who is it that gives you authority on the earth? Is there any god worthy of worship besides Allah? How little is it that you remember? Allah is the one that we call upon in desperation mode Tara
in fact, Allah tells us to call upon Him in the state
Oduro Rob welcome. tao.ru and we're who fear Call upon your Lord tadagra and showing your desperation in a state of humility. Call upon your Lord like this Tada ro Iowa who fear and in private
and we know the prophets I send them he said I live LIU BEI del Jalali with a crumb. Oh come a call.
He said beg the what beg Allah by saying yeah, well generally what a crumb. Any I live here means Allahu Allah Allah. Beg Allah plead with Allah using his name yeah del Jalali or using his name well Jelani
what a prom Oh, he said I live though period B as in July Holy crap. I'll come close to that. He said that plead with Allah. By saying yeah, doll jewelry, What a crock. So we see the essence of to is this idea of complete humility and complete need of Allah azza wa jal. And that's why the more you make dua to Allah subhanaw taala, the more Allah azza wa jal gives you and Allah subhanaw taala doesn't have any limit to what he can give you. In what you asked Allah subhanaw taala for
and that's why Allah azza wa jal said in the leadin a aesthetic be Runa and reberty the people who are too proud to make to Atomy
they will enter Jahannam disgraced, why, what did they do wrong? If I don't make to add to Allah? If I never ask Allah for something? What's my sin? What did I do wrong is to and not something recommended? What's my sin? The sin is believing that I am so in control of myself and so have so much power and so much in this world that I don't need to ask Allah subhanaw taala That's why Allah described it as a stick above being arrogant, that the people who don't make dua to Allah This in itself is arrogance is arrogance.
And that's why Allah said in the Lebanese tech Bureau and a bar that he the people who are too proud to worship me, said hold on at your hand, no matter
Hitting, they will enter Jahannam disgraced.
As for feeling this way of nearness
or getting feeling this connection with Allah subhanaw taala into
then the essence of this is a toa so I'll mature, the permissible kinds of TELUS.
Allah azza wa jal commanded us to find a means of nearness to him, where batelco either us either seek a means of nearness to Allah. In other words, seek a means of coming near to Allah in your DUA. And there's no doubt that even if we just talk from our basic experience, the person who says, ALLAH forgive me, is not the same as the person for example, who in a state of rudo raises their hands and says, yah, yah ha for we know there's a difference in the quality of dua, and the nearness that the two are brings you to Allah subhanaw taala
we know there's a difference.
And there's a difference in quality and nearness. So this issue of tawassul is about finding a means to come near to Allah through your through your DUA, finding a means of coming near to Allah azza wa jal in your DUA, and there's no doubt that it tell us so it can be divided into two types tell us sort of mushrooms but also memoir, I tell us so that is permitted, and one that is forbidden. And the one that is forbidden can be divided into two types tell us so be very what our sort of shared key tell us so that represents making a partner with Allah and one that represents an innovation and we know the profit slice LM segment, Angela, Angela, Lisa Ali Imran it for whoever, whoever does an
action, it's not in accordance with what we have come with in this religion, it will be rejected
from them will not be accepted. So if we talk about the way of building a connection with Allah, so we must make dua to Allah
in the way that we have been taught with the etiquettes that we've been taught to make dua and the means of getting near to Allah through our through our dua. And I'm going to mention to you,
perhaps I'm going to mention two, six, maybe more or less of the ways of getting near to Allah in your DUA.
The first and the most important of them
is coming near to Allah in your DUA building a connection
in your DUA.
By mentioning Allah's names and attributes,
when he Illa in a smell her SNA federal who be her.
Allah has the most perfect and beautiful names. So make dua to Allah with them. And this is the most common form of toa says that we find in the Sunnah and in the Quran, look at the doers of the prophets and try to find the dua of the prophets that doesn't have one of Allah's names or attributes in it. You can barely find right if you can even find that all any example where a prophet may do it DUA and didn't mention Allah's names. Let me just give you some examples of making dua with Allah has names that are found in the Quran.
The statement of Ibrahim that Allah told us in the Quran and it's married, Rob Benner, Taco Bell Mina in NACA, Aunty, semi Aladdin, our Lord, that's Allah's name right? Or Rob, accept from us. You are a semi Aladdin the one who hears everything and knows everything. And it's even better in this tawassul if you choose a name, which is appropriate to your DUA.
So let's take this two out of Ibrahim and Ismail, Rob banner, Taco Bell Mina, what is their dua? What's the actual dua itself if you take the names away to Kabul, Mina, except from us? They're asking Allah for acceptance. Right? They're making dua for Allah to accept the building of the Kava. What if you're the Pharaoh Ibrahim on kawaii terminal Beatty? Where is summer in when they built the foundations of the Kaaba and they said Rob banner to a couple minutes. So the DUA is Taco Bell Mina except from us. Why mentioned Allah's name or Rob here
The best of what I have seen set on this. And there are many people who mentioned it in different ways but acidity, Rahim Allah, Allah, he does a very good job of explaining
that one of the meanings of a rub the Lord, is the concept of Almora be the one who nurtures you and raises you. Allah nurtured you from nothing and you were born, you didn't know anything. You didn't even have any any way of staying alive of of sustaining yourself you had nothing. And Allah subhanaw taala caused you to grow and develop. But that's not the greatest tarbiyah that Allah gave you. What's the greatest nurturing Allah gave you? What do you think?
The greatest way that Allah nurtured him
Islam in your Eman?
In Islam? So the prophets, were they given a greater portion of that than others. They were right. They were given a greater portion of Eman and they were given a greater knowledge of Islam than anyone else. So they in thanking Allah and reminding themselves of Allah's blessing. They say Rob banner, our Lord, to remind themselves that it is Allah who nurtured them as children to adults. Allah nurtured them with iman. And Allah nurtured them even more than that with prophethood. That's why you rarely see a dua of a prophet that doesn't contain the words Rob bene, our Lord and he our nurturer here. That's what it means our nurture
who nurtured us as children to adults who nurtured us with Islam and Eman. And for those prophets. They nurtured them with prophethood Taco Bell Mina, except from us, in NACA, Anta, semi rural, Arlene. What's the connection of these two names with acceptance of dua, a semi Aladdin the one who hears everything, so Allah hears your DUA. So they're saying Oh Allah, we know that you hear this to ours because you are a Semia. And we know that you know our intention because you are an ally. You know what we are doing, you know, our intention, you know, what is in our hearts, you know, that we wish and we beg you to accept it. So they use those two names as Semia ally.
And those two names fit very well with the concept of acceptance of dua, Rob Bell, Taco Bell Mina in Nikka, aunty semi Iranian
when they said at the end of the next aisle
and they asked Allah subhanaw taala they asked Allah azza wa jal to accept the repentance, right? What Toba? Elena.
repentance. What names did they connect to the repentance?
A toe up or Rahim in Nikka anteater wobba Rahim.
So they connected to repentance, the name of the lab, which is the one who constantly accepts repentance. So the name matches what's been asked for what to Ballina accept our repentance. You are
the one who always accepts repentance, or Rahim, the one who gives mercy to whoever he wants. Because remember, there's a difference between AR Rahman AR Rahim AR Rahman is that Allah Himself is infinitely merciful. It's a description of Allah, that Allah is infinitely merciful. Are Rahim connects to the action itself, that Allah doesn't give that mercy out equally to everybody. Did Allah give that mercy equally to the catheter and to the Muslim? No. Did Allah give it equally to the Prophet and to the Billy regular believer? No, he didn't. Allah gave that mercy in the way that he knows best.
Allah azza wa jal gave it according to His infinite knowledge that he knows best. Allah gave that mercy to some people more than others. Everyone got a share of Allah's mercy even the calf had got a share of Allah's mercy. But Allah has the depths of all the reality of Allah's mercy and the majority of Allah's mercy. Allah azza wa jal
saved it for the believers. So when asking Allah
for forgiveness, to call upon him by Dr. Webb, the one who accepts to repentance and are Rahim, the one who gives mercy to whoever he wants, asking for a share of mercy that is greater than everyone else, because I'm asking for an extra share of Mercy now, I'm asking for the mercy which relates to my sins and extra share of it.
As for calling upon Allah
by using his attributes, there are many examples of this.
For example, our old will be Kenny Mantilla, he Tom multiman, Shari McCulloch. I seek refuge through the Perfect Words of Allah.
And I seek refuge through the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil that he created.
And so asking Allah subhanaw taala to make his words the reason for you to be protected from evil. Again, look how it matches but what you don't do is you don't make to add to the attribute. So you don't say yeah, Rahmatullah it fairly or Rahmatullah honey you don't say Oh mercy of Allah have mercy on Musa Oh Allah have mercy on me or are Rahman Have mercy on me? All Rahim Have mercy on me. But you don't say all Mercy of Allah have mercy on me? Because this feels like you're making dua to someone else, right. It's like you separated Allah's attribute from him. So we need the names all refer back to Allah. So when you make dua, with Allah's attributes, you make it with B with the
attribute, or will be Kelly Mattila Talmud,
that I asked Allah Oh Allah through these words, and with these words through these words, keep me safe from the evil that you have created.
The second is to mention Allah's Nima that he's given you.
Too many mention, Allah is near upon you. Allah has fever upon you.
And Allah azza wa jal many times he tells us what's called or near met Allahu Alikum. Remember, remind yourself of Allah's mercy and blessings that he's given you.
So for example,
the dua of
at the very end of Surah use of UT mentions the blessings of Allah azza wa jal upon him before he mentioned what he wants. He says, Rebecca, Tate any minute and milk, Oh, my Lord, Allah's names again. You gave me my kingdom. What I learned turning him into wheeling a hadith and you taught me how to interpret dreams. far clearer or semi well it will out you are the creator of the heavens and the earth. So that's again, he's calling upon Allah azza wa jal as the creator,
the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Until when he Dunia will ask you about you are my protector in this world and the next.
After all of that he then makes to telephony Muslim and while Haqqani was solid, he caused me to die as a muslim and put me together with the righteous join me together with the with the righteous. So what we can see from this is what mentioning Allah's blessings mentioning Allah's blessings will be called hate any mineral molecule or lamp turned him into with a hadith My Lord you gave me my kingdom My Lord you gave me the ability to interpret dreams, my Lord I'm asking you to make me die as a muslim and to join me among the righteous. So he brought this issue of mentioning or recognizing the Allah's blessings to us Penny Milla terracotta either so you're you're confessing
and admitting to the blessings of Allah there's even this is even more clearly mentioned in the DUA which is called say you don't so far is called Sayed and is still far the best to our you can ask forgiveness with let's break this to Adam Allahumma Antara be La ilaha illa and
oh my lord or Allah, You are my Lord. So it mentions the name Allah, and it mentions the name rob the Lord.
There is no god worthy of worship but you
Haluk teny we're Abduch you created me and I am your servant.
We're Anna Allah, deca, DECA Mr. Pot, and I remain in trying to follow your covenant and your promise as much as I can. As much as I can follow what you've told me to do. I'm trying
a boo like I've been here Matica ally, I confess before you to the blessings that you gave me, this is the point I want it. I confess to the blessings you give me I admit the blessings that you've given me. What are boo Oh be them be and I confess to my sins. It's not just about confessing your sins. I confess I admit that you gave me all these blessings. And I confess and I admit that I have done all of these sins.
Salsa thankfully, so forgive me for inner hula Feroz de Nova Illa. And because nobody forgive sins except you.
Just going back to the first topic this point I missed out on alias names.
From among the best of what we can do, is to call upon Allah azza wa jal with Allah's Greatest Name,
or Allah's greatest names.
As the prophets I seldom heard several of the Sahaba making dua
and he said, for example, locka dalla Bismillah Hill Eltham he has just made dua to Allah with Allah's Greatest Name,
a lady either su Ellerbee out or will either do A or B hijab. If he is asked by this name he will give and if two AR is made to him by this name, he will answer. Now, I recently gave a hotspot on this topic. And actually, there's a lot of points to talk about. But let's just summarize it
just briefly, unless just
any bring it together and summarize it and say, the strongest opinions about Allah's Greatest Name or three. The first is that it is the name of Allah, because that's the name that comes in all of the Hadith and IATA mentioned Allah's Greatest Name is that it is the name of Allah.
The second is that it is the name and how you will call you
will hear you Are you the EverLiving, the sustainer of all existence. And the third is that it's not one name, but it's a group of names.
It's here the word isn't it doesn't mean a name, but it means Jinsol ESMA. It means a group of names, all of them. They have comprehensive and multiple meanings. They don't just have one meaning like for example, if you look at the name, or Samad or you look at the name, for example.
I'll produce for example, or you look at the name Alhaj or ULPA, Yom or the name Allah. All of these names have not just one meaning but many, many, many meanings, Al Hamid, they have many, many meanings within them.
And so these names that have many meanings. Again, some of the scholars they said This is Allah's Greatest Name. So using these names in your DUA, you know, make sure you use the name Allah, make sure you use the name and how you call you or the names or Heyoka you make sure you use the name.
gold jewelry, what a Quran. Make sure you use the name, for example, a summit and these other names that have this comprehensive meanings. Try to use these names as much as you can in your DUA.
The third one we're going to mention, we said we've already mentioned it which is appearing broken before Allah and uncomplaining of your problem before Allah. The fourth one we're going to mention is to mention your good deeds and this comes up a lot in the Quran.
To mention something good that you've done while making it. Very common in fact is extremely common in the Quran. Rob banner in
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Pima and Zelt our Tibetan Rasool facto banana Ushahidi My Lord, our Lord, we have believed in you and we followed your messenger. So writers among the people who witness this, so mentioning your good deeds you all remember the story of the people of the cave. The Rock covers the cave, and they make each one of them comes near to Allah
By mentioning one good deed that they did, each one of the mentions one good deed that they did. Every one good deed they mentioned the stone moves a little bit out of the way of the cave until it comes away completely and they can leave the entrance of the cave.
So this is also a way of getting near to Allah building a connection with Allah in your DUA.
Likewise, to mention the outcome that you want
to mention the outcome that you want. So again, if we look at the the dua of Ibrahim, as mentioned in Surah Ibrahim
Rob banner in the scan to miseria t be wording Ryrie result in anger basical Mahara, Rob burner Leo ki Masada fragile Fe determina Nursey Taff we eat at him was zoek Home Minister Marathi la isla whom your school twice this comes in this two he says our Lord I have left my family or my descendants to live in a valley that has no green plants
I left them in a barren Valley
next to your secret house the barren Valley is which place maca right I left them in your in a valley that has nothing to eat.
So he's complaining of the of the situation and he mentioning their situation we said from the means of getting near to Allah is to mention your situation to complain of your problems. My Lord, I've left my family in a valley that has nothing to eat next to your sacred house our Lord so that they can perform the prayer
Leo pm Salah so now this tower sold here
the UK masala he's now saying, My Lord The reason I am asking you this to our is to help my family to pray. So that they can pray.
So go make a group of the people inclined towards them or make the hearts of the people inclined towards them. And give them fruits, why? Law I love whom you're screwed, so that they will be grateful. So again, he's saying give my family fruits, why? So they will be grateful. So mentioning the outcome that the person hopes for from this dua and the sixth one that I want to mention is
the issue of asking someone to make to ask for you.
This one here, I draw a line between the others and this one. Why because the others are unrestricted. The first five I mentioned they have no restrictions and no limits. Okay. You can make to our with Allah's names, you can mention what you want, you can complain of your situation, you can mention Allah's blessings, you can, there are so many, and he did there is no limit to it. But this sixth one, it has some conditions and it has some limits. And that's why I bring it separately from the conditions is that the person you are asking must be alive. Now before we start talking about the Barossa we're not talking about being alive in the past actually alive in this world.
And the person must be present with you that could that doesn't mean in front of you and in your speaking to them in a normal way.
Whether you found them or they're in front of you, you are not calling upon them in their absence. Yah Sheikh so and so help me
and you're not calling upon those that have died.
In Nicola to smear on Moto you cannot make the dead here.
So you don't call call upon those that died and you don't call upon those that are absent from you.
But those who are present with you who are alive the life of this world.
There is another condition or a recommendation and that is this. The recommendation is that you don't do this too often and you don't become reliant on it. Otherwise what will happen is you will stop making dua for yourself and all you will do is
ask other people who will make dua for me. Sometimes people come and see me to ask for me Wallah you want to say to Allah just one time make to offer yourself because you see this person their habit is to do nothing about their problems and just go from person to person and say actually, Allah make to me
If you look at the Sahaba of the Allahu Anhu they lived among the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam right.
And the Prophet sighs me is to add, generally speaking was accepted every single time and the vast majority that the number of times that Allah did not accept his to Allah is tiny, tiny
but you don't see the Sahaba asking the prophets I some everyday make to ask for me make to ask for me make to ask for me. But when it was important and when they made to ask for themselves and they were struggling, or something that was in the general need of the Muslims like a drought or you know a flood, so they would come and say Make dua
but this was limited because when you do it too much into a habit of laziness and so on.
I'm going to mention one more way and I'm going to link it to the Salah, I'm gonna do five more minutes shower, so I'm going to link this to the salah.
I've done a morning just summarizing because the time is short.
I want to talk about the Hadith, in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah said, Men are deadly. Well, Ian Kakade them to who will help whoever shows emnity to a beloved servant of Mine, I have declared war upon them.
The importance of this hadith is that Allah tells you how to become beloved to him. Allah tells you how to become a wedding and how to become someone who is beloved to Allah. So Allah azza wa jal said,
Woman Zakharova, Elijah apti, my servant cannot come close to me be che in with something, a habit la mymaths Tara to whom he can't come close to me with something more beloved to me that what I made obligatory for him. That means if you want your DUA to be accepted, and you want to build that link with Allah, you have to start with what alpha it will watch you but the obligatory deeds.
You have to start with the obligatory deeds, sometimes people are making dua to Allah, and they're not doing any single thing, in terms of the deeds that they're supposed to be doing. Now, that doesn't mean that you I will not be accepted. Rather Allah can accept that. But if you really want to build a connection to Allah through your DUA, you need to build it by starting with alpha, he will watch about
the obligatory deeds and
any the deeds that you must do.
And then Allah azza wa jal says the prophesizing tells us that Allah azza wa jal said
what is added to it at ACARA boo la you have been no orphan, Hatter or hip and my servant will not cease to commit to me through voluntary deeds until I love him. So that means you started off with obligatory deeds and bear in mind the obligatory deeds are two types. There is what is worship for you to do, and what is worship for you to leave. So what is YG for you to do we call it Pharrell, or we call it worship. And what is worship for you to leave we're talking about the Muhammad the things which are haram, it's fun for you to leave them. So this is where you start. Then you build upon it with what with voluntary deeds, almost a habit again, voluntary deeds you're required to do, which
we call the monster habit, and voluntary deeds, which are things you can leave voluntarily and those are when we're talking about leaving the macro hurt the things that are macro disliked.
This builds your connection with Allah until what? What are inside Eleni love to hear? If I if he makes to add to me, I will definitely answer him
while instead than either or either. And if he seeks refuge with me, I will certainly give him refuge. How do you get to that level of a connection with Allah and your DUA? That anything you ask Allah Allah answers you. And anytime you ask for Allah's protection, he protects you by building upon the obligatory deeds and building the the voluntary deeds, the recommended deeds and the voluntary deeds.
So you start with what you must do and then the voluntary does now we're going to bring it back to the issue of the prayer because we talked about two things.
Allah azza wa jal said yeah you hallelujah and then ostarine or be Saudi or sada in Allahu wa Sabi all you who believe, seek Allah's help through what suburb patients and through prayer.
Prayer is the greatest obligation upon you after toe hate after the Oneness of Allah and worshiping Allah alone.
The greatest obligation upon you. So what did you do to the
ledge? I lost it.
Yet that's it. That's fine.
The greatest obligation
that you have as the want is to worship Allah alone. After that obligation, the next greatest obligation that you have is to pray five times a day. This prayer Allah says, It is how you ask ALLAH has helped. Is there any No, seek Allah's help by pray and prayer and do I have a very strong connection? The prophets I said to him when he was troubled by something he would rush to pray
when something would worry him when he was troubled by something he would rush to pray. On top of that now.
The prayer contains many unique opportunities for dua.
The prayer contains many unique opportunities for dua
the first opportunity that you have for Dr. In the prayer is Surah Fatiha
apart from of course to our list if ta had all that stuff, but I mean as major opportunities for to iron the prayer Surah Fatiha is a dua that you make at the end of it. You see, I mean you ask Allah to accept this to
the second opportunity you have is your suit.
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the closest that a person can be to their Lord is when they're in frustration. And the Prophet SAW Selim, he said, the axial PHY him in a DUA, oh come upon, make lots of dua in that suit. So that sujood is your place for dua. Okay. As for making dua in English, I would recommend that you don't do that in your first prayer. I would not advise you to make to learn English in your final prayer
in your Sunnah prayers or your voluntary prayers. If you really don't know the DUA in Arabic and you try but you just you don't know it at all, or you don't find any dua, then you can make it in English but still better to stick with the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
The next opportunity for dua in the prayer is after the t shirt
will Yetta Hi yah Mina dua er Jabba who la let him choose the DUA that he likes the most. Let him choose the two that he likes the most. So now when you're in the Tushar hood and you finished your your main guys and you did you know Allahumma or any Allah the cricket or shoot cricket or Hurston a bad attack and you did all the two hours that you had to do
now you can choose whichever do other you like, and you can make do as long as you want before you give the seller. So this is another opportunity and in fact, some people make a common mistake and we maybe can finish with this. One common mistake that a lot of people make is they make their dua after the Salah
Yanni for example, a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah and then they make dua, after the Salah will after the salam, whereas the time to make dua is before the Senate, let him choose whichever do i He likes the most any before the salam before you give salam. As for after the salam, it's a time for Zika right. I stopped for Allah Stanford Allah stop for Allah Allahu Allah into salaam wa Minca Salam Tabarrok. To they'll generally when you grow up, and you do your Subhana, Allah Al Hamdulillah and Allahu Akbar, you do them on your fingers like this, right? You close your fingers like this.
So the time for
after the prayer is vicar as for before the salam, this is the time for to add one last way that you can get near to Allah subhanaw taala is too much to talk about. But just one last thing. Look at the times and places and situations where you do is accepted. And one I want to tell you about a lot of people miss out on a lot of people know for example, there's a time on Friday before mercury on your tour is accepted. A lot of people know for example, when the rain falls, a lot of people know when they're traveling that they too can be accepted and so on. But what a lot of people don't know is between the identity karma.
And this there are some a hadith that say the DUA between the Adan and the karma Allah you write is not rejected by Allah. So when the Adhan goes before the iqama stand the MC two hour or sit and make two are in the room and raise your hands. I see people raising their hands after the Salah, but raise your hands before before they come in.
And of course, part of getting nearer to Allah is looking at the things which distance you from Allah. So if you see for example, some deeds are keeping you away from Allah, some things are keeping you away from Allah, the way you earn your living is keeping you away from Allah, then this is something to think about how can you protect yourself? Or how can you ask Allah's protection, so that these things don't come in the way between you and your DUA? Like when the Prophet size or some other Camera Raw Julen you will total setup. I thought about he mentioned a man who was on a long journey dusty and disheveled. Yamantaka de here last summer he raised his hands up to the heavens,
and he said, Yara Biala My lord, my lord, but his food was haram. His drink was haram. clothing was haram.
And then he was nourished Well Who the hell haram he was nourished upon the hara, for nails to Jebel Ali Derek, how is Allah going to answer that do out of his. So look at the things just like we said, foreign things bring you nearer to Allah, the Haram takes you away. And it ruins that connection with Allah so that Tober and coming back to Allah and getting rid of the Haram, and looking at your life and chain Making changes is also from the things that brings you nearer to Allah azza wa jal, and that concludes
a very, very fast summary of the issue of get building a connection to Allah or getting a connection to Allah through dua, and through the prayer. As for the prayer, which I believe builds the closest connection to Allah, this also has a connection with what with dua, one of the times your DUA is answered, is full of the ladle after the last third of the night. And that's the time of which prayer, the time of tahajjud right Wamena Layli for to head Jed be he nephila talech I saw a Assa carob bukanlah calm and Maha Mudra and in the night time,
pray tahajjud to Allah
as a voluntary act, perhaps Allah Subhana Allah will give you the praiseworthy station until the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So this issue of tahajjud in the last third of the night, it has two benefits. Number one, it's the best prayer after the Freelon. The Prophet SAW Selim, he said the best prayer after the obligatory prayer is Salah, to lay the prayer in the nighttime.
And it's a time where your DUA is answered, is a time where your DUA is answered, the last third of the night, and Allah subhanaw taala descends to the lowest heaven in a way that befits His Majesty. And he says, help me answer it thoroughly. Yeah. Is there anyone at making asking me for something so that I can give him honey mustard filling file? Is there someone that is seeking my forgiveness so that I can forgive them and so on? So this time again, look at the link between DUA and between prayer? That's what Allah azza wa jal made easy for me to mention in this first session, Allah azza wa jal knows best subsequent sessions will come in sha Allah on the YouTube channel, bit by bit.
That's what Allah azza wa jal made easy for me to mention for this one Eliza journalist best there'll be a q&a at the end of today in sha Allah Allah Allah set last session right? Shot Hello Allahu Allah wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala early he will say Happy edge marine