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Four Pillars of Ramadan 2
Channel: Wasim Kempson
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Episode 02 – Night Prayer Unlocked
In this episode Sheikh Wasim Kempson discusses the Night Prayer, it’s variations according to the Sunnah and guidance on how to perform it at home.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was off to be a Gemini in Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Welcome brothers and sisters to Episode Two of four, where in this short course we are going through some of the aspects and the important rulings and understandings of the month of Ramadan. This Ramadan course and shadow Tyler is an opportunity for us to have a taster and introduction to the important matters of the coming month. It is in the month of Ramadan, I asked Allah jell O Allah to allow us to reach the blessing month of Ramadan. And then he allows us to be sincere and to carry out that particular act of a bird in a way that is
pleasing to Him along I mean, in the previous episode, we spoke about fasting from a general perspective speaking about some of the rulings and some of the important aspects of fasting, understanding the key to fasting and that is to gain taqwa, consciousness, fear and awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In this particular episode, I would like to go on to something which is very important for us in the month of Ramadan. It is one of the pillars of Islam, it is an obligation upon every single Muslim to do this every single day of their lives. And that is the prayer. However, in the month of Ramadan, there is a special extra Salam that we offer, which is
known as a todo we now we know that Allah subhanaw taala mentions to us in the Quran, the blessings and encouraging us to establish the night prayer. It was, as we mentioned, one of the acts that the prayers predecessors that they used to engage in, it is the thing that they used to differentiate from the high level, those who truly worship the last panel and the best way from the rest of people. A lot of panatela tells us Colonel karela Minar lemur you have your own will be as Harry whom you start with your own. In Surah 38 Allah Subhana Allah says that in the nighttime, they used to at little used to sleep and in the morning, you would find them asking Allah subhana wa tada for
forgiveness. This is one of the traits one of the characteristics of the very best of the believers. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said and as the most one of the most beautiful Hadith concerning the issue of pm will lead Abu mama and bear Hailey radi Allahu taala and who said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Hold on to the night prayer, because it was the way of those who came before you meaning the very best of servants, that it is an expiation of your sins, that it is a shielding from you falling into sin. And it is a cure from sickness Subhanallah that you establish and chiamo Lael is a forgiveness of your sins, it is a shield for you from
falling into sin. And it is a cure for the sicknesses of the body, whether it is a spiritual sickness, or physical sickness.
This particular Hadith super analog really gives me a good understanding of the status of the night prayer. It tells me not only that this is something which is beloved to Allah subhanaw taala. But it was from the actions and the ways of the righteous people who came before us, that it is something that you can draw close to your Lord, that it serves as an expiation, it serves as a way of your sins being forgiven by Allah subhana wa Tiana, and it serves also as a shield. It is the barrier that protects you from falling into sin. As we know a lot of penalty Allah tells us in the Quran, in northallerton, and in fact, God will among God, that the prayer will protect you from falling in to
oppression and wrongdoing. This is the impact of the Salah. And I think that you are understanding that when we mentioned a bird, when we mentioned worship, that the person is molding themselves to become a particular person. It is not just a routine. It's not just something that you are fulfilling for the sake of doing but you are becoming a complete human being. That you're becoming the person the human being, that Allah subhanaw taala wants you to be on earth that is deserving truly deserving of the reward in the hereafter. You will not people for this dunya you will not people just to serve and live for this worldly life. But we are a people who live on this earth. But
our ultimate destination is the hereafter and that we will work for that. And this is one of the actions that will distinguish between those righteous servants to those people who are righteous, but do not implement this secret evader. There are certain acts of a birder which we are required to do as a
congregation likes a lot of drama and drama, and read. So there are certain things that we do as a community, everybody comes together. However, there are certain acts of a bird, which, if done, would allow us to be truly sincere to Allah subhanaw taala. If I question and ask myself, how can I truly be sincere to Allah Subhana Allah, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to us in a sound Hadith, that if one of you wants to reach the station of those righteous people, and that they want to purify their hearts and be mukhlis, sincere to Allah subhanaw taala then let them have an action which is hidden from everybody, and pm will lead the night prayer is one of those actions
which is hidden from anybody.
So the act of tmo leave the night prayer enables us to remain sincere to a loss of panel data. There is no way they're looking at us. There was nobody there for us to show off in front of them. And in the last part of the night, which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is the best time for you to offer the night prayer that Allah subhanaw taala descends to the lowest heaven asking man yesterday, Ronnie hirola, that he was asking me for forgiveness, that I can forgive them, who is asking me and supplicating to me, that they may answer their supplications when we understand the greatness of this particular action, it should only motivate us more but isn't it either to
establish this Act, which was known only to the righteous of the past. Now we know in the month of Ramadan we offer Torah we is Torah we the same as T mo ln is keyamo lay the same as tahajjud and is tahajjud the same as Torah we this is a confusion amongst the Muslims. What we can do to simplify this matter is that tarawih Pm will lean into hudud essentially are one and the same thing, but describe the night prayer at the different times that it may be offered. So therefore chiamo Lael has a specific time. Now it is not an obligation. It is a Sunnah. It is a voluntary act, and we know this, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the month of Ramadan. At the beginning
when it began that he edits and went into the masjid. And he began praying on the first night and all the companions they joined him.
Then on the second night after Salah to Asia, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam began to pray again, reading from the Quran, and the companions again on the second night, followed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam praying somebody
on the third night, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not come out remained in his home. And the companions are the Allahu and home. They waited for the Prophet sallallahu wasallam to come out into the masjid so they could continue to pray in the month of Ramadan. But he says I did not come out all the way until
the Prophet seisen knew this and said to the companions, what has caused you to wait here? And they said, Yes, all Allah O Messenger of Allah, just as the two previous nights we pray with you, we again we're waiting for you to pray with us. The prophets lsmw set a intention and he did not come out not wanting this to become an obligation upon you. So today we is not an obligation upon us the night prayer is not formed. It is not worship, but it is a Sunnah act. Now in the month of Ramadan, it is good to do. It is recommended to do that after salata Asia, that the Muslims they will come together and they will pray some record behind the Imam and if they can throughout the whole month
may be finished the whole or on. Now the Sala that's offered immediately after salata, Asia is known as a Torah we know a Torah which comes from the word raha which means to take a rest. It was the practice of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam that when he would pray to Rucker that he would have a short rest and then he would pray two more and then he would have a short rest and then he pray two more and like this. So it is not like the obligatory prayers. Were maybe remembering that there are different members of the community praying with you, so you cannot make it too long. So with Paulo we which would maybe the record is elongated slightly, maybe the sujood is elongated slightly, but
there was a rest between them. So the Salah, the PM, which is or the night prayer, but as often often salata ratio is called.
The night prayer that's offered in the very latter part of the night is usually called 200 or pm only. So PMO lady is that what is offered after salata, Asia all the way to before Salatin federal. In any of these times, this can be considered the night prayer. There is no specific amount of records that you need to pray whether you want to pray two, or four or six or eight. What is easy for you, as we know that the Prophet Addison said Salatu layli Messner Messner, the light prayer is prayed in twos, and if one of you fears that feathered would come up upon them,
Then they should pray with a one rocker or three rocker or whatever is easier for you. This is what are we, this is family and this is the 100 which is offered in the month of Ramadan. And it is a practice that yes, we pray to Allah we every night, and we may pray pm only in the last 10 nights, which are the most virtuous nights of Ramadan seeking Laila to other. However, it is a practice that after Ramadan, it is hoped that the person who has got used to praying the night prayer, some of that will remain with them, after the month of Ramadan, that Allah subhanaw taala does not expect you to worship him 100 miles an hour all the time. But Amazon is a special time which you will make
a special effort that when the month finishes that some of those good traits that you were involved in the month, they will remain with you. So whereas before Ramadan, maybe you weren't offering the night prayer at all. When Ramadan came, you have a total we and in the last 10 nights you pray 2pm will lead to 100 when the Ramadan finished, maybe you now started to pray pm will lay once a week or twice a week, something that you didn't do before. This is how you know but even later after that I move on now was a benefit to you. That a bad the worship that you were offering in the month when I move on. Some of that remains with you. You're not that I'm aligned Muslim, but you are a Muslim for
all 12 months of the year. So we asked Eliza gel to allow us whatever act of a burger we implement in the month of Ramadan, that some of those aspects of a burden of worship will remain with us. But even in a time when
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to mention a very beautiful Hadith, in which he said Elisa to say them that the best prayer after the obligatory prayer to be offered is the night prayer, this hadith in Sahih Muslim the best prayer that can be offered after the photo is the night prayer. So all the prayers that a person can offer throughout the day. If we think about how many records we pray with the fourth prayer, we pray 17 or a cat with forgot to ask the mother in Asia we add all those like add together. This is 17 America. If you add all the student prayers with that as well.
That you're going to pray before for God before and after the after Muslim and after Asia. This is another 12 rocket This is 29. Nautica. If you add a winter which is let's say three Laika which now becomes 32 or aka, every day, if you offer your foot all your Sunnah prayers and your winter you will upgrade to 32 Raka. Every single day. If you can add to that, let's say it's a lot of Doha in the morning, which is maybe at least to record up until eight record which is after the sun has risen before salata, which is called salado Shut up, or salata Baja. So let's say you prayed for this is for the 32 we have now 36 let's say you want to offer some clear Moline the night prayer and
you offer eight or $10 CAD. This means that every day, you're offering more than 40 racket. And with each worker, you are making two prostrations. That means every day you're making sujood to Allah subhanaw taala more than 80 times. If you think about this, how LVM and how great that is that you place the most noble place on your body you face on the floor more than 80 times how Allah subhanaw taala has blessed you and chose you to be from those special servants. This is not something beyond our capability button systems to offer alpha root of our sunon and then some time will lane. You have offered Suppan a lot more than 40 lakh and there are more that you can do. So we asked a lot
pantocrator allows to be from those special servants, who are from those who involve and engage in this special a bird which will allow you to follow the way of the righteous servants who came before us a lot. I mean, the last thing I want to mention to you brothers and sisters, is that the mo Laila has a very special place in the month of Ramadan and that we ask Allah jailer Allah to allow us to establish that and that it remains with us. But even in later either in the next episode isn't later either. We're going to speak about the Koran and the importance of the Quran in the blessed month of Ramadan. Please join me for that brothers and sisters was Santa Monica, welcome to America.