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Know, understand and feel the importance and power of what you recite and supplicate in the prayer. Uncover the secrets of the prayer and attain humility in your salah.
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indeed we praise you to Allah subhanaw taala May the peace and blessings be upon his final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and upon all the messengers who preceded him Allah Himself Salaam salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. The abandoned sisters.
First of all, or praise due to Allah, and lastly, all praises utilize origin. And also, I would also like to thank the brothers and if there's any sisters involved in arranging these sort of talks this week, does it come under
a theme that you have for this week or
So, mail as a general rule of buttons, just as involved in that, I mean,
okay. So, the title that has been given,
is conversing with your Lord,
conversing with your Lord.
It is a title which maybe to some seems a little informal,
conversing with your Lord because you know, you converse with your friends, you converse with your colleagues, you converse with a number of people. So, how is it that you converse with your load? Does it is the same, does it have the same approach?
Well, whether it isn't a formal or an informal kind of approach, the fact that we are talking about ourselves,
talking to Allah subhanaw taala, the context or the scenario, or the whole setup really should define the whole mood, or the understanding of what we mean by conversing with our Lord.
Now conversing with our Lord, how we speak to Allah subhana wa tada how we address Allah subhanaw taala creator and our Lord.
I want to begin with
stating that there is a particular manner, there is a particular way that we will speak to Allah subhanaw taala.
And there is a hadith which is in both Bukhari and Muslim, in which the companions melas will be pleased with them all. That they were raising their voices in making some Vicar and some drama, they're raising their voices.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said to them all, go easy upon yourselves, make it easy, because whom you are addressing, is not the one who is heedless or death. Rather, you are addressing the one is the old hearing the old see.
So this hadith tells us what this hadith tells us that, that yes, the the Prophet, divided the companions, may Allah is going to be pleased with the more we're addressing, as he did with Vicar and Dora, but the way that they were doing it needed to be corrected just slightly. For this reason, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Go easy upon yourself, there's no need basically, for you to raise your voices. So, there is a manner and that there is a way that you will address Allah subhanaw taala.
And the time which
even if a person is heedless, you know, throughout the daytime, the mere fact that they will offer their five daily prayers,
that is what at least one particular time, five times of course, that they will have a dedicated time that they will speak to Allah subhanaw taala they will praise Him and they will ask him so panel to Allah for the needs that they have.
So throughout the 24 hours in the day, the majority of the time that Muslim may be quite heedless, doesn't you know, think of Allah subhanaw taala doesn't make much thicker, doesn't make much difference. However, they do offer the five daily prayers. So within this time, it is even more important that when you are that person is addressing Allah subhanaw taala that it is
at a level or in a way which is respecting and honoring that moment.
The importance of prayer is not the topic However, I'm sure that you are most of you're all aware most of you that
the prayer is the first thing that you're going to be asked about when you face Allah subhanaw taala from your deeds and that if your prayer is good that everything that follows will be good. And if there was deficiencies or there is problems in your prayer that what follows then well
You know, the person will be in a difficult position. So the importance of prayer is a long discussion. And I'm sure that the point has been made. So therefore, how you will contact or how you will address Allah subhanaw taala, this special time is of the utmost importance. It is establishing one of the pillars of the prayer of Islam, establishing the prayer. Now, the prayer when you look at it
is made up of a number of components, you can look at it from different ways. And for most of us, for most of us, we do concentrate, sometimes maybe more on the outer aspect of the prayer
to ensure that we are facing the Qibla facing towards Mecca,
that we are in a state of purity, that we are wearing the necessary clothes. And then if I'm praying in the gym, we try to ensure that our rows are straight. Okay. So externally,
most of us pretty much things are in place. We focus on where we're going to place our hands. When we're standing in prayer, when we go into sujood, we focus on that we should at least try to focus on that we are prostrating properly.
As the Prophet sallallahu wasallam told us we are commanded to prostrate on seven parts of our body, our two knees are two feet or two hands and our forehead, including the notes.
And how often discussions straight after Salah straight after the prayer that they begin with this, you know talking about the outer aspects of the prayer because you would like to correct them or to advise them, or to even ask them about the matter that maybe you've never seen before. But it's all concerning the external part of the prayer.
And the statement of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam pray, as you have seen me praying shouldn't be just focused on the external part of our prayer. Even though maybe we do focus on the external part more than we need to,
or to say that we don't, you know,
focus on the external part of the prayer because it is an honor. It is an honor. And it is one of our great objectives when we offer our prayer, that we pray externally in the manner and the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prayed.
But really what does go under,
or passes us passes many of us by is the the inner part of the prayer.
And that is essentially the essence. Because when you are, you know prostrating or you're bowing or you're standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala if your mind is somewhere else, then these actions really just are just actions
and maybe don't have much value.
Because it is important that you have presence of heart and presence of mind while praying to Allah subhanaw taala. Now you conversing with a larger louella is not confined to the prayer. But I'm talking about something that all of us, we can say that we engage in, without any doubt in Charlottesville. In fact, we are Muslims, we engage in the prayer. So it is a starting point for all of us. So let us if you like,
talk or address the matter of conversing with our last panel data through the prayer.
So many of us, we don't necessarily focus on the inner part of the prayer, the essence of the prayer for you like
us having, you know, our minds and our hearts present, to ensure that when I'm offering this prayer, that the prayer isn't just merely actions or just bodily movements.
The Prophet alayhi salatu salam informed us in an authentic hadith, that you will find people that when they offer their salon they will be next to each other, some of them that their prayer will not be accepted from them. Some of them their prayer, they may receive partial, they may receive a 10th in reward. Some of them they may receive Robert may be a fourth quarter, some of them may receive half, some of them may receive a full reward for their prayer. Even though 10s of their body the actions they performed all the pillars and the obligatory acts of the prayer will sunan However, their minds were not present at all, there was no presence of heart. So it was just me reactions.
So why is it that we have become so
fixed and focused on the external part of the prayer we don't necessarily focus on the inner part
I'm sure there are a number of reasons.
It's easy for us to look at the external part of the prayer, it's very difficult for us to judge whether that person has a presence of mind or heart. We can't judge that. So when we're talking about the issue is easy for us to start talking about the external part.
Another issue is that sometimes you find people, if you start talking too much about spirituality, start speaking about matters of the heart. Maybe the person has a particular mindset and feels that, you know, or maybe, although 100 of those barriers, and those misunderstandings, it's incorrect to think like that.
At one particular time, thought maybe speaking about spirituality too much, maybe people will think ill of me, that I am from a particular way of thinking, which is completely wrong.
Another reason why we don't focus on necessarily, if you like, the inner parts of the prayer, what is said in the prayer, is because I don't have much knowledge.
I don't really think about what I say in my prayer, I don't really understand what I'm saying in my prayer.
Now, if you find two individuals who speak two different languages,
however, they're very respectful to one another, and they're helpful to one another.
However, when they speak with one another,
they cannot understand each other at all.
You will find that there is a big gap.
When we are addressing Allah soprano to Allah, and Allah subhanaw taala. For course the example has some partial resemblance, of course Allah, Allah, Allah understands everything, there's nothing that passes Allah subhanaw taala boy, but ourselves, when we say the Arabic in our prayer,
and we you know, making the the opening dua and our prayer, how much of it? I understand. And even if I do understand, let's say, for example, I'm, you know, Allah bless me to some extent that I'm an Arab native speaker, and that I can understand what is being said in the prayer.
But at a further level, do I ever ponder over? Actually those words, do I ever think about
really what these words actually mean?
And I think an alumnus peloton is best for us here
in non Muslim, non Muslim or non Arab speaking countries.
That the biggest barrier for us not really focusing on the really inner parts of our prayer, is that what we're saying in our prayer is because that we just simply don't understand it.
When we read the Quran, the Book of Allah subhanaw taala, the vast majority of it, I don't understand it, the language that was revealed,
I am completely reliant on Allah subhanaw taala when I'm reliant on somebody, translating the meanings, the meanings of what they have understood, from the book that was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
I guess when you put it like that,
I that I'm a Muslim. I believe in the Quran, I believe it to be the final revelation. I believe it to be a miracle from many aspects for many different views. However, I don't understand it.
It's quite damning upon myself, if that's the way it is, and that I don't really want to do anything about it.
If a person has a sincere and good intention that they want to change that situation, when Allah subhanaw taala no doubt can make affairs and make their situation easy.
So why is it that or why should a person be satisfied? Why should we be satisfied in praying five times a day saying all of these words that
by you know by the vast majority, but I don't really know what I'm saying?
Is it good for me?
And a good example
is in Ramadan
during telawi, when there's keynote winners, which had right at the end,
and then the Imam is making different types of neuron. There's at the beginning he is praising a last panel to Allah. Now, you know, when you say me, and when you say I mean, does anyone know what i mean means
I mean, it's Allah Hamas digit Oh Allah answer what I'm asking for.
However, the Imam is saying is praising Allah
And tell Malik until could do unto heart a custom our T will have you are the creator, you are the one free of error and free of anything that the creation may associate with you. And they're saying a nein, nein, nein, Oh Allah answer this, Oh Allah answer this. There's nothing to answer.
The Imam is praising Allah subhanaw taala. However, then when the Imam says, and there's something common to them, that the agenda, then they say, I mean, at the right time.
So this is a common example, which proves not just to say, look, people don't have Muslims don't know what they're talking about, or what they're listening to their understand, or maybe to some extent true, but is an example to prove my point, in that for the majority of us in our prayer, the reality is that maybe we don't understand enough of our prayer.
As we should have, or as we should understand.
And it is a shame.
It is a big shame, because the prayer
as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would, would always go to prayer, if any matter bothered him, and he said to him, that he would go to prayer as I shadowed the law narrated
and on menuki on one occasion, he said to be led by the law, when are they gonna be sorta here below, give us comfort with the prayer obey the law, that he would make the event, and then they would go to prayer. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba those who followed them with righteousness and, and goodness, would always find a particular feeling, or would find something special within prayer that they would not find at any other time.
So what is it, that they would Omen what made them feel
this this way, when they were praying, and that they wouldn't find it at any other time.
It goes without saying that they understood what they were saying.
It goes without saying, they understood what they were saying. It doesn't mean that when you read, people have stories of the people of the past.
That every aspect of their prayer that they were, that they were great scholars and could give great tips concerning any AI that they would read in the Quran, in their prayer, or the opening door, or the Tisha hood, they would give you the you know, the finest details in its meanings. Not necessarily, however, what they would have
is at least a basic understanding of what they are saying.
And they would in turn,
have a deeper understanding of whom that they are addressing.
Because imagine if you are addressing
the Lord of the worlds whom you recognize as your Lord, your Creator, sustainer and the sole one who is deserving of all worship, that you understand the words that you are saying and how you are addressing him.
So if we just look carefully, and I want to go through some examples of some of the common things that we say in our in our prayer, and just for us to ponder over the importance of really knowing what we are saying, when we are conversing and addressing Allah subhanaw taala
because even sapan Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in an authentic hadith
literacy finale, that I am unable to really praise you
and give you the praise that you are deserving, or lesser penalty, and this is the Prophet alayhi wa sallam who was the most eloquent of people that he sallallahu wasallam admitted that I know that you are more deserving of praise than anything I can possibly say.
Be that as it may, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in teaching us the prayer, as we should focus on the outer aspects of our prayer, we should likewise focus on the things that we say.
And the thing and the feelings that we should have the horseshoe, the tranquility, the presence of mind and heart, to ensure that the experience that any one of us has during the prayer is not something that can be matched by anything.
And it doesn't become a burden.
That if the prayer is a burden to somebody is very difficult for them to offer their prayers, then there is an underlying issue, then there's a problem that needs to be addressed. Because Allah Subhana Allah didn't
establish worship upon us, for us to dislike it, or for us to hate it, or for it to become a burden on a constant burden on our shoulders.
Of course, there are aspects of our worship who may require sacrifice, like you giving money, giving charity or something like that may be difficult for some. But the prayer is something which
really no one should say that the prayer is really heavy. If that is the case, then there is there's a, there's a fundamental problem which needs addressing.
So when we look at the prayer, even before you reach the prayer itself, that the person is preparing themselves for
a great moment.
Because from the moment that you hear the event,
from the moment you hear the call to prayer, that you are repeating what the warden is saying.
And you're saying the Allies the greatest, you're testifying, declaring your allegiance to Allah subhanaw taala there is no one worthy of worship except Allah subhanaw taala and that Muhammad Allah wa salam is the Messenger of Allah.
So you're constantly reminded about the prayer, and that what you're about to undertake. And then when you face and about to begin the prayer, or your hands raised, beginning with a law is the greatest, no matter what you face in this life, no matter what anybody has, that Allah subhanaw taala is the owner, the king of all of that then is greater, and what he has to pass on to Allah and reward is far greater than that what you can find in the dunya in this world life, even if you bring it all together,
this may have to some
a real meaning
that when that person offers to Raka,
to units of prayer before Salatin federal, that they have a full certainty that is a Roman numeral mafia, that is, and has,
is better than anything in this earth. And that anything that you could find in it
and I want to remember the next time that you believe that you've been granted something from this dunya
whether it is house car, or husband or wife, or child or whatever it may form it come in, comes in. Know that that to Raka. That two units of prayer that you perform before fudger is better than that.
The reward that was with Allah subhanaw taala for that is better than anything that you could find in this dunya.
So the moment that the person begins their prayer by stating Allahu Akbar,
do you do know?
Because you will notice that throughout your prayer, at every movement, that there is something for you to say, there was a presence of mind the presence of heart and a state that you should be in.
So, after saying that Allah is the Greatest, what is it that you say?
The vast majority, the vast majority may begin with a particular type of Euro.
Now, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did he introduced to us? Did he teach us only one is called an opening dura, dura or stiff,
the opening dura or the opening supplication of the prayer? Is there one way that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to teach us? No, there are many ways.
There are a number of authentic narrations that the Prophet sallallahu semister opened his prayer for five different ways.
The shortest one is one that many of us know subhanak Allahumma wilbraham, Dakota Nevada Kazmir quarter Allah Jalla wa ala Hawaii, Iraq
is the shortest one. This
particular durer is purely purely praising Allah subhanaw taala.
You're not asking Allah subhanaw taala for anything.
So you've begun the prayer, in a state of purity.
you're praying and it's time, you're ensuring that you're wearing the correct clothing. So even before you have, you know, begin praying, there's a number of conditions that you have fulfilled, that you are respecting that prayer that you don't approach to prayer in any form or any manner. There's many things that you've already fulfilled. So why would if after fulfilling all of these conditions, then the person would just race through the prayer?
There's something wrong there. The person has to ask themselves, why have I gone to all of these, you know, to all this extent for them me just to
explore all away if you like or not really pay attention to this particular
The act of worship.
So, that particular as I mentioned to you is and it is narrated by Aisha about the hotel Anna
and it is found in sunon epidote that the Prophet sallallahu is used to open his prayer like this
the most authentic
the most authentic narration that is narrated back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam that he used to open his Salah with
a dura which is
three or four times longer than that when I just mentioned szczepanik a lot more
and it begins not with just praising Allah subhanaw taala rather this one involves that you are asking
that you are asking Allah subhanaw taala for
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the Oh Allah, make a distance or keep far away my sins, my mistakes as far away as that you find the eastern the West
Allahumma peeny mental health via camera you're not a full belly abdomen a Dennis and Ola purify me for my sins just as the white garment is purified from any filth or dirt
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an hour long clean me purify me of my sins, with like, felt like with ice
and with ma with water will ballad and a cool coolness.
So throughout this particular list after
that there was a focus on your sins,
there was a focus on your shortcomings.
So therefore you're asking a loss of anew in three different ways. Because the concentration is on your sins, your mistakes, or law, keep them away from me. Or Allah subhana wa tada purify me, just as the white folk the white garment has purified and purified me as well. with water with filled with ice and with cool air, with coolness.
So you open your prayer, acknowledging your mistakes, and your shortcomings.
This is the most authentic narration back to the prophet Elijah to Sodom. Concerning the opening of the prayer. It is narrated by Abu huraira rhodiola hota.
Now maybe this is a drug that I don't know, this particular dualist if they don't know, the first one, I know it. The second one, maybe I know it maybe I know the second one, I don't know the first one.
Another common one, a well known one is even longer than that.
Which is found in Sahih Muslim,
and it is a German. It is a bringing together of both a foreigner or Allah
to praise Allah subhanaw taala.
And for you to ask Allah subhanaw taala for the needs, that every single one of us, that we have.
It is also an acknowledgement
which is a form of praise of Allah subhanaw taala that you have turned yourself to the one who created the heavens and the earth
and that you are not from the ones who worship idols, but your prayer, your sacrifice your life and your death that belongs to the Lord of the worlds who has no part. And because of this, that you are from those who submit to Him,
that you alone are the king who has no partner, and that you are my Lord
and that I am your servant, and that I have wronged myself, and that I openly admit to my sins.
Up until now you're acknowledging and that you are praising Allah subhanaw taala
only now that there is the new begin asking for the third leave and ob gymea so forgive me of all of my sins.
Because there was no one who forgives sins, except you
guys guide me to the best or the best of manners. There is no one to guide somebody to the best of manners except you
keep me away or keep those things away from me, which are harmful.
Because there is no one to keep these bad things away from me, except you, Allah subhanaw taala, I answer your call.
All goodness, all blessings or bounties are in your hands. And that evil is not to be from you.
But I myself seek refuge in You, and I seek salvation from you,
that you are the ever blessing
that ever hi glorified, that I seek you or seek forgiveness of you. And that I returned to you.
This was just a very quick like translation of, of that long de la stifter.
But if we just ponder over, we're not going to do that. But if we have time, and if any one of you has the husband and Muslim, the fortress of a Muslim, you will find these different types of drawers
in that for you to ponder over their meaning. So number one is to memorize them, and to know their meaning.
Otherwise complacency, complacency can fall in. But I will just say the same.
Same two are really not pondering over.
And, by our own nature, complacency can easily come around, can easily occur. Because you're doing the same thing, the same routine. And because you're doing doing the same thing, you expect the same thing to happen, and you can become oblivious to that what is around you are really what you're even saying.
changing the dura that you will say in your prayers will encourage you to concentrate that little bit more on what you're saying.
And if it pushes you to concentrate a bit more in your prayer, that can only be something which is good.
if a person is suffering from worse
whispers in their prayer, did I do this? Do I say this Did I say that may be
a big contributor is because the saying the same thing all the time.
And because they say the same thing all the time. They can't remember whether they actually said it.
But if you find yourself that you're saying different applications, you're changing them, you'll be concentrating that much more.
The Prophet alayhi wa sallam informed us that when the event is made, that the shaitaan he runs away, he doesn't want to hear that. And then it comes back. And when the economy is made, he runs away again. And when that is then completed, he comes back and tries to busy ourselves, and tries to remind you with the most important things to you, the most important don't wait the worldly things to you.
Whether it is your family, your children, your wealth, your work, whatever it may be, he will try to distract you from you concentrating and getting the most out of your prayer. at that particular time
is allowed for you to join more than one derogative term.
Yes, it's allowed for you. So for example, you wanted to begin by praising Allah subhanaw taala by saying Subhana Allah will be what Avada kosmic with a world without an agenda quwata illa Have a look which is purely praising Allah subhanaw taala and then you wanted to say Allah whom daily or brainer hotwire Kava burrata pain and Masha. Allah distance me from my sins, just as you had distance there, the east and the west.
You wanted to do that then of course that's absolutely fine.
And then after that,
after that, that you will begin reciting and Fatiha, which every Muslim besides 17 times a day at least
17 times is the very least
you know how many more times you may recite Al Fatiha.
How many more times do you think you may recite them?
A person this person wants to do 100 Okay, they may do 100 but what other sunon prayers can you offer throughout the day? Does anybody know?
You can add another 12 like add to before 504 before about the two after the
two after magnet and four after
which is how many
14 years is to after I show you with me? Yes. With me is to have the issue.
So that's another 12 any other student during the day?
Any other sooner sorry
for yeah if you want to pray for before yes you can excellent it's not like the stressed stressed 12 I just mentioned but of course is recorded authentically any other
hated Masjid yes that's another
200 in the nighttime if you offer that yes
whether it's 820 as you like
and the others
record after sunrise to yes anymore
What kind of fees was enough
as good as good as good one that then goes into Hadith in Sahih Muslim
say I easy easy people just to start accusing people see once one starts is okay everyone's gonna go No, there's a hadith in Sahih Muslim that the companions name escapes me that he entered the mustard now van had gone he due to the amount of people praying he thought that the jamara had actually started so it's a time for you to pray before
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if you want to know where we
are okay, we can talk again about it nice. It's an opinion if you'd like but possibly Yes. Without anyone.
Yes. If you count these up?
How many times do you think you're going to recycle 30
maybe 50 6070 times a day.
And each time that becomes an alpha, that there was a doula
and an explanation of unfair to her. Well, you know,
we can speak for a long time,
about the Tafseer of soldier fighter the greatest chapter. But
the very least we should say that we really need to understand what is being said in Surah 1030
because it has such great meanings. In fact, the whole of Islam.
The whole of Islam, in essence is found and explained in emphatic
submitting to Allah subhanaw taala following a laws commands, you seeking and looking for salvation, only by worshiping Allah subhana wa tada wanting to remain on the straight path, not not not wanting to be misguided many things.
So, again, with Al Fatiha It begins with praising Allah subhanaw taala that He is the Lord of the worlds but He is the Most Merciful, the Most Beneficent, that he is the owner, the king of the Day of Judgment, that he alone do we worship and he alone do we seek aid? And then only then did you say he did not see automa stalking Allah guide us to the strict path
and then after Al Fatiha, you say me? Oh Allah answer that supplication that you have, that you have made.
You are then permitted if you'd like them to recite another surah another chapter of the Quran
and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that especially with the night prayer, that he would make it very long.
as one of the companions on the line, who that he said that the Prophet Ellison began reciting alfalfa. Then he went on to Albuquerque and he maybe thought that he would maybe continue 400 iron
but then he sallallahu wasallam continued, and then he went on to an ISA
and then early MRR
three Long, long chapters, and then he's Aleister went into the core.
Now the Roku the bow and that he made a solemn was as long as it took to recite those chapters and then history
So I'm at a similar time. And then he went into surgery laser salon for a similar amount of time.
what is being said.
Now, while you're standing, you're busy with recitation.
You bet the wizard with recitation or listening, at least pondering over the recitation that you are always being recited.
What about in neural cool?
When you go down into a bowing position, what is it you're going to say?
What is the best thing you could possibly say? What's the best thing?
What do you think?
when answering this question,
and in Islamic any any Islamic question, when anybody asks you something, what do you think is the best? Ask yourself one question.
What did the Prophet salallahu alayhi Salaam do or say concerning them? Because that's what's best?
Well, if you say it's obligatory, yes, some says not obliquity. But what's the best possible thing that you can say?
While you are in a bind position?
Yes, but what's the word the what is it that you say? Was the what was what do we what do we will say?
supernova building, that's the best possible thing that you can say while in record.
Because that is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us and that's what he used to do. Allah He said to someone, so the only thing that he asked us to say,
but that is the one thing as we find and is a
when Allah subhanaw taala revealed the ayat in Surah tolworth era, in verse number 74,
for sub Bismillah, because of him,
that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said he elucha Fie Roku, that make this said in your Roku while you're buying, glorify Ally's origin, and how that was said Subhan Allah, allow the Glory be to Allah. Allah Alvin.
when you have Arabic terms.
And these are the names of Allah subhanaw taala. It was lousy.
When you put it into English. You miss out so much.
Alvin Veen from the word alpha, which is something enormous and great and magnificent.
So Han means what?
Glory be to straightforward. translation, yes, but as they have a different meaning.
Because they have any linguistic added meanings to that.
Essentially, when you're saying Suba Han Allah
let us go to the Quran
wakad en la who went and they say that a law took a son
globey to him.
what is the link that they said that a lot took a son so glorified to him boy be to Him?
Or is there something more than that?
Yes, there is something more than that. Subhan Allah Subhana is that you're saying?
Allah is free, and away from any deficiency. Any shortcoming concerning him suppose
that he's free of them is far above that.
We'll call it the hug Allah who wanted and they said that Allah took a son.
Glory be to Allah He is far above taking a son in No need of a son.
So when you say super Han Allah
you're freeing Allah subhanaw taala
not because that he needs that but you are acknowledging, testifying, declaring that a large lol indeed is free from any knucks from any deficiency or shortcoming.
Suhana or be allowed in.
that he is free of any deficiency or shortcoming or be that he is my Lord. What does that mean? That He is my road
because that's the story.
straight straight translation or be my Lord? What does it mean? When you say that he is my Lord?
What are the connotations to them? What is attached to them? Number one, that you are affirming that Allah subhanaw taala is alcoholic, because a lot B, you're affirming allows lordship Are you not? When you read Alhamdulillah horrible I mean, All praise is due to to the Lord of the worlds Allah, the Lord of the worlds the Lord.
It means that he's a pinata, Allah is the Creator of harnick.
And that he's penalty is
And who will lick and that he is the owner.
One more double barrel armor, and the controller of all of the affairs in the universe. For things, the creator,
the owner, the Sustainer, and the control of all of the effects.
So piano, or upbeat, mild,
allow vehm, the magnificent, the great, the Almighty.
So when you say super high and Arab, they allow them
and you know, what you can attach some meaning to that it has some meaning to you.
And you know what it is worth,
if you truly knew and truly understand what it means.
I think it will be very difficult for a person just to go into Roku.
For them to bow themselves down.
Because for us bowing down is a sign of humbleness. You don't do it to anyone. And for Muslim you don't do it to any of the creation.
That is only for a larger Nevada.
So if you put yourself in that position, and then at that time, that you will say those words,
I think believe and
it's very difficult for a person to put themselves in that patient position, understand those words, and then just rush through it. Just to say ones quickly, and then get out of it. Go up again.
And then when they raised themselves, semi Allahu demon hamidah Allah He is the one who praises him.
Allah He is the one who praises him. If that person was in the record,
and rushed to his words, did they say them properly?
And then they are then saying, Allah He is the one who praises him.
Can they ask themselves did I truly praise Allah?
While I was in the record, did I praise Allah subhanaw taala even the Prophet Allah so to Salim
said that I am unable to praise you duly, I cannot give you what you are deserving of a lot.
And that is under visa law, who is now for us, whatever position that we have with Allah subhanaw taala
not like the Prophet salallahu idea. So needless to say, if that was the state of the prophet Elijah was and that's the things that he used to say, then what about myself?
So somebody Allahu leemon Hamid and that ah movement, you're remembering that you're saying Allahu Akbar. And then you go into solute, you're going to frustration
and while in frustration, you can't possibly put yourself any lower.
You put your your face on the floor.
What is it that you say?
So behind Subhana Allah
Glory be to Atlanta, we know Superman is not just glory, but we know what is attached to that meaning.
Robbie, is my lord the creator sustainer own and control of the universe. And
complete contrast, the complete opposite of what you are doing.
You are lowering yourself to the low on the floor. And then you are now saying that Allah is the highest.
So behind Allah bl Our Allah
and is important for us to ponder over what is being said
at the particular times of prayer because they have a great meaning.
It wasn't just because it just came together like that.
That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam received this as revelation from Allah subhanaw taala how to pray and what to say in the prayer. He didn't just make it up himself. And
so there is a great wisdom. There was a great wisdom in this
So as you place yourself on the floors to hire neurobion, either recognizing that Allah is the most high
fee 30 he will receive 30 he,
in his essence supanova to Allah in His names and attributes walk Adrienne is estimation Sopranos.
So again at this particular time, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that the closest that the servant will be to his Lord is that when he or she is prostrating
that you should ask Allah subhanaw taala for whatever you want, whatever that you are in need of
and not necessarily everything that you think that you need, is of benefit to you or is good for you.
So, when you make dua when you supplicate
the you should be very careful.
And choose and have, you know, a measured approach, when supplicating to Allah subhanaw taala
what is the best things to say while Institute, the best things to say, are those that are authentically generated back to the Prophet sallallahu Allahu Allah. So that's the best thing that you can say, while in frustration,
then if you from yourself, you want to ask for particular needs,
then you can ask for those needs.
I assume maybe the question will be if we'd have some q&a later, can I make my own language while in frustration while I'm in studio?
Well, oh, Adam, is a healer, this
is a difference of opinion. There's a difference of opinion on most issues.
However, on this point, it seems to be more correct that if you're going to suffocate and make a drought, then you should really say it in Arabic and shouldn't say in other languages.
That doesn't mean that you are home, that you are prevented, or you have been, you know, denied that opportunity to supplicate to allies origin because you can make do out to allies run it outside the source, no problem.
But the Salah itself, the prayer itself is something which is a special time that you only offer the prayer in a particular way.
So when you're going to ask for your
for whatever you're going to ask for, maybe I'll have memorized that. I don't know how to say that in Arabic language.
At the very least, at the very least.
Everything that you're going to ask for everything that you want.
Well essentially lead you to one place that's what you want at least will take you to one place and keep you away from another.
That's essentially it.
Even if it is you want a new car
or you want something from this worldly life, that if you do receive they will make you happy. and that in turn, if you are happy that it will become you'll become thankful to Allah subhanaw taala
and if you are thankful, then that will be something that will Charlotte Allah bring you closer to a to Elgin and keep you away from the hellfire. So even though you you may only know Subhan Allah, Allah
and that's the one of the most beautiful things the most beautiful thing you can say. While Institute while prostrating then you can memorize, allow him in a local agenda will also be coming and not very simple.
Oh Allah, I asked for the paradise and I seek refuge in You from the hellfire.
Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam advised a very young companion,
who was paying attention to the Prophet Ellison in great detail how he would prostrating he'd spent a long time in solitude.
He'd be questioning and asking.
I can hear many things that you're saying I can hear noises. But you know, I have a memorize that What can I say? So the prophet of Islam said to him, what would you say? He said, Well, you know, I asked Allah for gender, and asked them to protect me from the law. He said, everything that I'm saying, goes back to these two things.
So there's a starting point for all of us.
That even though I may only know Subhan, Allah, Allah, that's okay. That's what's required of you.
But if you want to add something to that, by simply saying, Allah humma in me as an agenda, forwards, Oh Allah, I asked you for gentlemen.
What are all the weaker men and not three, another three or four words, eight words, nine words.
Write it down. Try to memorize it and say that while you Institute
This will help you add things to your prayer.
This will help you become more conscious about what you are saying, while you're in your prayer.
there's you come up again for the you know the remaining part of the prayer.
But there are so many other types of applications that you can make while you're in prayer. So much
that you can improve so much more that you can add to your prayer so that the prayer becomes an experience, that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to Baylor Rehana, Allah, give us comfort, give us some happiness with the prayer that will have more meaning to you.
So, may Allah soprano to other increases in tranquility and in knowledge and in presence of mind and heart in in all of our prayers alone.
So, when you're conversing with your Lord, the fact that you will understand what you are saying, then you will have that ability you will have the chance to,
a relationship with a larger louella
because it is said that as Muslims that you have a very systematic, very
harsh, if that's the word used a very dry way of living.
However, if one looks very carefully
at the type of relationship that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had with Allah subhanaw taala
and for that matter, all of the profits that you find are mentioned in no call earn, how they were supplicate to Allah subhana wa tada whether it be small issues or big issues, they would immediately turn to Allah subhanaw taala
and ignore Gilliam Rahim Allah, he has a very famous book.
And this book talks about the plans and the plots of shavon is not called Toby's alleles. But a bundle Josie this book was is called a referral to law firm fee Messiah the shade
ignore claim and this is one particular chapter in this.
And he says Rahim Allah when talking about
the servant, and our servitude and submission to Allah subhanaw taala and wanting protection from, you know, the dunya or the shaitaan
that the servant will only truly feel satisfaction or feel and know that the health of our last pinata is very close to them, when
they know that everything that is harmful
to cause of harm, everything and the Creator, the creator of harm. And the creator of good
is Allah subhanaw taala
is Allah subhanaw taala, a la jolla population, but also as the creator of everything.
But only when the servant truly recognize this, this, uh, knows this.
That whatever happens in their life
that allows a penalty is their sole is the sole direction that they're going to turn to.
Whether it is the smallest thing that they need, even though that they know a person, they can just simply ask them for it. And the person may give it to them. But they will turn to Allah subhanaw taala first, and make things easy for them in the hijab and the nice they have.
So if somebody is harming you, somebody is oppressing you. Somebody is doing wrong to you.
How are you going to get out of that?
Allah jell O Allah is the one who decreed that for you
are lots of panels and is the one who is testing you. So therefore, it's not the first point of contact is me to go to that person to sort out what you're doing to me why doing this, I didn't do nothing to you. Let's show this No, the first thing that that person will do is to ask Allah to alleviate the oppression, to remove that difficulty that has been placed in front of them.
If that then means that you have to go to the creation in some way, and to resolve that problem. To remove that problem then, then so be it.
But the first point of call in all of their matters, in the seeking of good and the protection from any harm is a loss of penalty because they realize that they know the one who gives benefit
and the one who's going to trial and test and
make things difficult for you. It is a loss of pinata.
So the relationship that the true servant has with Allah subhanaw taala is a direct relationship. It is not something that involves us having to go through intermediaries
to go to people to go through the creation in any shape, or form.
that the door is open. The doctrine is very clear.
When I look at a birdie and nifa in nihari, there are my servant asks about me,
asked you about me to the Prophet Addison, tell them I am creep, I will answer the call of the caller when they are calling.
One another messaggi de la fenetre, the Roma La Jolla and the places of worship, that they belong to Allah subhanaw taala
Fela tadeu so do not call upon other than Allah subhanaw taala.
So Muslim, if they understand this
relationship, they will have a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala which is closer than any other person
who may follow another way
or follows another path, because other paths involve you going through something or asking something from the creation
whereas the deen of Allah subhanaw taala requires you to go direct to Allah subhanaw taala without anything else. So you will have the closest relationship. The Deen of Allah allows you to have a relationship with allies within your Creator, which brings you closer than any other path.
And then when you look at the life of the Prophet alayhi wa sallam, and the Sahaba, and the prophets and messengers that are mentioned in court, and you'll find that they had the closest relationship, you will always find them asking Allah subhanaw taala for everything, really even Subhanallah anything that they could do themselves, they would want to do it themselves. They wouldn't want to ask anyone else to do anything
they would want to be
after Lazarus I've given them the ability to be self sufficient.
If I can do something myself, I'll do it. That is the kind of people that they were they wouldn't kind of the one kind of people who would be asking past me that if I could do it myself that they would do it.
No, say that you can't ask if you wish to ask ask is okay. But they were the kind of people not allies or Gen bless them with the ability to do things so that they wanted to do it like that.
So May Allah subhanaw taala make us or have the ability to want to follow the best of mankind. I mean, I'm Allah subhanaw taala protect us from anything that may take us away
or may harm us in this life and hereafter, wa sallahu wa Salaam Baraka novena Mohammed while early
Is there a four or like a sooner before
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
told us an authentic hadith that there is Natasha taraka they were told vaca
that whoever praised them in any one day that Allah Spano will build for them a beta for gender. Okay. And there the stress sooner that I mentioned, to before fodder for
before voting to after too often Muslim to have to show
other student that may happen to be during the day, maybe at a specific time not not to do the 12 like loha in the morning.
Or, for example, the to sunon after will do.
Or, for example,
on Twitter, these other
sunon that were mentioned, if one wants to do that, and there's a text for that, then Okay, whether it's a suggestion or not. If you want to just pray some nephila voluntary from yourself, then you're free to do that after some sooner okay. It's fine. After
after I've done my you know, done my four before then my pipe my father, and that I pray to I want to pray some work out is okay. nephila that's fine,
that at the end of the Tisha hood, it is own is it only accepted in the prayers? Or does it apply to optional prayers as well?
were visited in any prayer?
Then we hope that our last panel they will accept it from us whether it be enough either
or an obligatory prayer.
Like good question, it can be
there's a hadith which is in an authentic narration
which is in soon and I'll be happy
That the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to fear, the supplication of the oppressed,
even if that person happened to be a non Muslim,
so, if a non Muslim was oppressed by a Muslim for example, and that non Muslim you know, some said something to alleviate their oppression, because of the wrong that was being done to them, then Allah Allah may answer that, but there is no period that is restricted concerning that,
when is your most likely to be accepted? Well, there are certain times in which that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
encouraged us to to make dua, because it is hoped that that time is
is more likely that a logical one may answer that application. For example, the time between the event and the akarma is a good time to make.
while it is raining,
likewise, on the day of algebra, after salata, last of the last hour, it is also good time to
time to make I said that the Prophet sallallahu AutoSum said,
Pray as you have seen Swami praying. So why do we say, at the higher two in the prayer, okay, because another point I think has been mentioned, we say Assalamu alayka, you know,
is that what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he praises himself?
Well, there were times when
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
did things showed us things mean by battalion? Because he's teaching us because that is what we're required to say.
Okay, so if this is the case,
like anything else, where
a lot more suddenly Allah Mohammed, would he say that about himself? Yes, he would at least have to say that because this is what he was taught.
And he's revealed this. So then we say that in turn, okay. Is it possible to attain 100%? Sure, and prayer?
I mean, what do you judge it by to say that I've achieved 100%?
I don't know what
I mean, I don't know how to say that if you can I receive them you alijah law says federal law must often fail to get as much as you can. And that is what you will be in Charlotte.
judged or rewarded by to do your best. And what should somebody do if they find their mind wandering, sometimes during the prayer?
a couple of things.
The Prophet Alayhi Salaam gave us an advice that if somebody or something comes from somebody, something comes to your mind and it is distracting you, then you can spit all over your left three times.
Okay? To remove the West presser, or the thought that may come to your mind or for you to think about maybe to concentrate back on what you are saying, because you know, what you are thinking what you are saying rather should bring about a consciousness and understanding of what you're saying.
And seeking refuge in our last panel to either form or shape one.
Loud and in certain prayers you do read out loud.
For example, luckily we read out loud
there is no other book that the question was heard. The some of our prayers are said out loud and someone said quiet is there essentially is there a wisdom has a reason behind that. There wasn't explained to us by the prophet Elijah to Salaam essentially, as
the specific reason is there some hikmah behind that, some scholars have mentioned some heckum some wisdoms behind that which would be their own he had their own kind of like reasoning if you like, but we don't have anything specific to say. This is you know, the reason why therefore it's just something to avoid. It is something that we were taught like this and are we following IKEA
while in sujood
are you permitted to
make there are there are some that you will find in the Quran
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
informed us that he said a new he to an alcohol Khurana
for record also do that he electro chemical allegedly he was prohibited from reciting the Quran while in record
Salut. So, what are the 11 hana rates? You can add to one, but he would change because there are certain applications that one may want to
So what you would he would do was change one word. So that is not considered the Quran
A lot of the hub element of Salim is a symbol to an unused Oh Allah grant me Give me somebody every year for Genie from the solid
from the righteous.
So you say in your core, Aloma
changes slightly Allahumma have believed in a solid
you change it slightly so Knox considered the Quran. So that can be done. And that is what the prophet Elijah understood.
during the prayer?
For example, let's turn it back. Yeah, I mean, nullifies of the prayer.
Speaking during the prayer, other than that would nullify your prayer. exposing your your aura during the prayer, okay. nullify of the prayer.
Losing purity would nullify your prayer. Okay. So
things like the conditions of the prayer, if you think that the conditions they have to be fulfilled throughout the until the end of the prayer, like facing the Qibla.
You remaining covered, praying in purity and things like that. Okay. So that's a good indication to say that these could be possibly nullifiers. Okay.
After the prayer
making, is there a better or is it fine to
make Indra after prayer? constantly, constantly? Like
there's two ways of answering this.
all be it. The more diplomatic answer, I still think gives us the correct answer, I believe is the correct answer.
And I would say that,
concerning a bird concerning worship,
that doing what the prophet Allison taught us,
and how the companions, how they would understand how a bird is to be offered,
of course, no matter what, they're not sinless, they may do things which may be incorrect, but by and large, they do actions and it's agreed by the components, then do that.
Now anything which is done consistently and all the time, which
maybe the profits and didn't do, the companies didn't implement that is best avoided.
Especially avoided, because then may become something which is inherited and then carries on and carries on and it becomes like a sooner becomes like a sooner.
So is it better if I decided to make dra?
Personally, after every single prayer, do that raise my hands, I don't. But if I did, is a bit there. I know it's not but
the point is that if a person believes this is something I need to do after the prayer,
and it wasn't legislated for us, then it can become a bigger person who wants to make dua and this manner
Is there a recommended way of making the structure Good question.
Some of the roadmap
or many of the elements should say really mentioned
that yes, there is an add depth, but there is a manner that one begins by praising Allah subhanaw taala praising him calling upon His names and attributes. And then you would ask for your for your need.
Okay, so just as with the creation, if you had a need you would have had you you wouldn't just necessarily just go to them say yeah, give me this I'll need that. You may want to say something nice to them, praise them, you know, it may come across a little bit rude if he just comes out, give me that. I need this or I want that.
So you will approach a human being in a particular way. I realize there's a there's more deserving of that.
So it is good to begin with, you know, praising Allah spawn Tada. Just like Al Fatiha for example. You know the fact when you ask Allah to add Nostradamus to them or Lord God is doing guide me to this kind of guide us to the straight path. That is only said after you have praised the loss of penalty.
So from the very beginning of the course, and our last panel is teaching us
as a methodology in in supplication.
If a person did just say
Just throughout the day
and wanted something without praising a loss, apartheid is not going to say it is held on what is not allowed. It's a rejected there are no
I will say it's preferable, it is better to, to praise Allah subhanaw taala at the beginning.
Do you have to
I'll say the question again is it's
it's worth a second time to say
and it is a
funny bit sorry.
some people say about about clothing, you know, where you should be looking in Salah. Some say you should be looking at the point of frustration. Some say that you should look ahead. Some say that, you know, in front of you Some say that, you know, I prefer I feel better when I close my eyes. Some say I prefer it when I'm looking around. That was the funny bit. And yeah, okay. Well,
in general, the ultimate said is preferable to look at the place of frustration, because that is what is understood from the actions of the Prophet alayhi salam to attain to attain tranquility and calmness in the prayer to look at the place of frustration
was looking around, you're taking in a lot of information as I'm looking at you here. There's lots of different people, as you know, a lot of information I'm taking in some multitasking. So in prayer, the less multitasking the better. The you want to concentrate as much as you can on the prayer. So by looking around, no doubt, you know, you're going to distract yourself.
So anything that will distract you from the prayer is disliked.
However, in Makkah, some of the scholars, they make the make an exception, they do make an exception. And say that while if you're in the masjid itself is permitted for you to look at the the the cab.
Okay, so, if you're looking at the Firaon channel, and you see all the people that like, like that, and the saying that he's got no clue, or she has no clue, then there are many of the ultimate essays permitted while there that you can look at the cabin. Okay. Other than that, really, you should look at the place of frustration.
Okay, notes, papers and other documents or paperwork, which has the name of alliances that are in order, what can we do with it?
Can we just throw it away? No, you shouldn't just throw it away. Because anything with the name of a lost count either on it needs to be respected. So the wave
strain is really if you can find something to burn it.
that's, that's a permissible way to
to get rid of that. Is there such thing as a selfish?
I mean, no, if you're asking something for yourself, which is beneficial to yourself that that's fine. That's okay. The benefit for you to to gain a closeness and reward mass partner, that's fine. You don't have to ask for the whole own. You don't have to even to ask yourself that's fine.
I mean, there are certain drivers will say and you can't say, Oh Allah grant me Jen and nobody else can say something like this.