Channel: Zahir Mahmood
Series: Zahir Mahmood - Save My Salah
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah Bismillah R. Rahman r Rahim and 100 level behind me salatu salam ala rasulillah Hill curry Baba brothers, sisters, Somali, Guatemala to the final episode of save my Salah. So, yesterday we actually began with the Salah itself. So we spoke about
reading a lower Kabbalah, and then what our state should be. And so Pamela, that we've just said a lot is the greatest or Allah is great. Now, we have to live up to it, in the sense that we can't say Allah is the greed with our tongue and then our hearts is thinking about something else, our mind is all over the place. And this is very important. Why?
Because of the fact look, we've taken our time out to pray Salah, so we've, you know, gone to the widow, we've gone to the masjid and we've made all that effort, we've given up other things we've sacrificed, we've given preference to the hook of Allah subhanho wa Taala and then we've got all that effort and when it comes to the Salah itself, the heart is not in the Salah.
There is no concentration in the Salah. So this is very important that we actually once we start our Salah, now we remain focused, we endeavor as much as possible, obviously the mind wanders occasionally, but then we try to pull it back, we try to pull it back, and we make this effort. Look, let me give you an example. There's a person who has got to get some flour brings the flour that needs the flour is made dough is ready to cook. And then that person now decided to leave that flour uncovered in the open and do some other chores.
So now that flower is at the dogs, the cats, the bird whatever can come and now eat that dough. What would you think of that person?
After making after all that effort, you bought the flour, you needed the dough. And now after all that, you let it go to waste. This is often unfortunately our our state when it comes to Salah, our mind is somewhere else. And we've made all that effort. So then we endeavor that when we pray Our Salah, we concentrate as much as we can. Now so I'm going to just go through one of the this is the general
beginning of Salah which we read and it is related by Abu Dhabi a margin and this is the third is known as the Sunnah and Alma, BB or the Omar and who would teach this to the people and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the habit karami illa Allah He and your guru and the most beloved kalaam to Allah $1 is that the servant says the following. So if you have a pet at hand, please take it down. subhanak Allahu Allah Subhana Allah Hama means I proclaim
that you are a lot of free from any deficiencies, Allah you are free from any deficiencies, you have no shortcomings, I lost my data is perfect and we are imperfect and everything around us is imperfect. So now look every every place you go to has a certain protocol.
So some will expect you to wear particular attire, some will expect other things the protocol in front of Allah Spanner before you start your Salah is to praise Allah subhanho wa Taala so you say Subhana Allah, Allah will be handicapped.
I proclaim that you are free from all deficiency and look the word Subhan Allah
it generally in Salah when you're praying Salah you say Allah Allah, Allah, maybe 90 times in your Salah, you will say Allah Akbar, Allah is the Greatest or Allah is great.
But when the imaam makes a mistake, what do we say? We don't now say Allah Kuba although everywhere else we say a lot. But when the Imam makes this mistake and we want to rectify or we want to alert the Imam of his mistake, what do we say? We said soup.
What does it mean? Says the mums are only alive free from any deficiency and Mistake number seven you can mistake and I can make mistake. So in this place we don't say a lot what do we say to Subhan? Allah Subhana Allah, as Monica Lama will be handicapped at all, and with your praise.
What about a smoker
and bless it is your name, and bless it are those are big and bless it become those who utter Unix upon Allah, that the name of Allah subhanaw taala is the most blessing the most Mubarak name that is, it is so so blessed it that when we utter your name or Allah subhanho wa Taala that we become a blessing that ilaha illa Allah, what Allah duker and elevated is Your Majesty, whether in a way you look, and there is no god worthy of worship, literally Chanakya there is no god beside you. Or you can have another meaning or Allah because we're in worship. Now Allah there is no god worthy there's no other being worthy of worship other than you now. So we've said a lot. Now we read the thinner.
The sad thing is that many of us have been praying our Salah for decades. But we don't even know the translation of the Quran, Allah
Subhana Allah How can you feel the Salah Subhana Allah will be handed you know, Allah, you are free from all deficiencies. looks upon Allah imagine your mind is that your thinking about this will be Hannukah and with your praise. What about a smoker? Oh Allah, every time I mentioned your name, you are it is the most pleasant name, but by me mentioning your name, I become blessitt. What Touka elevated is Your Majesty will either have a look, and no body and no big other than you is worthy of worship or alarm standing here in my Salah. And I make nothing else you are
I make nothing else worthy of worship besides you. So imagine when you have that state, but to have that state. So Pamela, the first thing is that you need to know the meaning. So I'll go through it again. subhanak Allahumma wabi humbucker I proclaimed that you are free from any deficiency and with your wabi handicar and with your praise.
What about a smoker and bless it is your name and bless it become those who mentioned your name? What Touka an elevated is Your Majesty, wala Illa Have a look and there is no god worthy there is no god except you mean there is no other being worthy of worship besides you or Allah Subhana Allah.
So that is the third Are there other ones that you can read as well. We don't really have time to go through that. The next
is the hour. Now we are going to start our recitation of the Quran. So what we start with is that the owl will be learning many shapes on our gene. I seek refuge in Allah minute shade bomb from the shipborne ajeeb regime means the rejected one. Now why do we read it because Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran for either Cara for either crato Khurana festa is building the ship on urging, when you recite the poor are then seek refuge from shed barn who is the repelled the rejected one. Now look.
When a person
reads the Quran, before he wants to converse with a lost pound dollar, recite his book he wants to purifying. It's like an example. You buy a house and that house is dilapidated? Are you going to now put new furniture in the house or are you going to refurbish the house? The first thing that you will do is that you will refurbish the house. You make the house look nice from inside, then you will put your new furniture inside. This is exactly allows pantalla knows that man has a limited power overshare bar. So the last one Tara says if you want
assistance against this rejected shepherd who is your enemy, then come and ask me for assistance. Come and ask.
for assistance, you know, one day a chef asked his students, he said, If shaitaan attacked you, what would you do? He said, I will repel him. If he attacked you again, to our opinion, if you attacked you again, he said our opponent said, Okay, let me ask you another question. If a dog attacked you, what would you do? He said, I will repel the dog to Ben again, these arrow Pella dog again, Third time's a row, I repel the dog gate. So how many times you're going to repel him, you've got limited power over that dog, it is better that you ask the owner of that dog
to hold the dog back to control the dog. So similarly, Allah is the creative shutdown was thrown out of Jannah
because he did not do such that to our father. Therefore he will carry and he will endeavor to take us away from Jenna. And that place where he will attack you the most is in your Salah. This is look you're standing in front of Allah smart Allah after the Shahada, the second pillar of the deen of Allah smart Allah is Allah Do you think he wants you to pray so of course he doesn't want you to priests are he will do whatever it takes to distract you from your Salah. So what you do what you do is that you ask Allah but you ask him with the heart Aldo below him initiate on your Jeep, let me translate that for you I seek refuge in Allah from the shape bomb shutdown is from the word. Sedona
Chateau Luna means that which is far removed, meaning he's removed from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala regime, the rejected once
you take the ones and know when a person seeks refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from shed barn the rejected one shift and runs away, shut down fleas
and therefore we ask Allah Subhana Allah to audit to protect us from the shutdown or regime look so Pamela
we start our Salah Allah read our thunar we read out of the leg we initiate one or gene.
But we need to ask ourselves one question, what is our state when we reading this? Because see in a row in the machine, you have a row of 50 people at once off, every single one of them has read.
Every one of them has read the word every one of them they will read the bus Mullah, and, and the Surah Fateha, etc. But is the state of every single one's heart the same? Nope.
Hassan bin appear Rahmatullah they said said to people apparently have prayed the exact same song to people in in the south, pray exactly the same song. They've got their hands, they're facing the same direction. They reading exactly the same thing. But the difference between one person and the other is like the difference between the sky and the earth. He says, say Why? Because one person heart is in the Salah, and the other one is heatless His heart is somewhere else. So the second part so we seek refuge from chef bar, the rejected one. And then we start with a busman of Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. This formula is known as the best man so Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim is upon Allah that word
that I start, In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, the probably some will not and he was seldom said, every matter of good, when it is not started with Bismillah than a remain it remains deficient, it remains not complete kulu amarin de Berlin lamp the base meter Allah for what up? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every matter of any significance, if it is not started with the name of Allah is proud of Allah, then it remains deficient. So this is why now we cleanse ourselves to shed on Allah gene. Now we say Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim. Now we start in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Look, this is a name this is this bus Mala. If you
read it on something, which is little, it makes it much if there is no Baraka, filled with Baraka, it is the Bismillah manda Rahim is that which propels evil. It is a blessing formula. So we read this man. So let me just say, explain what Allah is in the minute when I do sort of out there
What is the meaning of man man means the booth most beneficence, Rahim means the merciful now they have similar meanings, but really in the Arabic language and according to the first three they have a far deeper meaning of man is he who is beneficence merciful on everything Muslims, non Muslims,
animals and everything man man means the one who whose rahama is broad is expanse it covers everything. Rahim is more according to many of them offer serene is more closer to
for the believers as Allah subhanaw taala said we're gonna be Nina rahima and he was with the believers Rahim. So, this is the basketball formula.
I am going to go slightly fast because I want to cover as much as I can today inshallah, and then we start the sooner so we read the the downward the bus mala and now we reach Surah 240 soldato fathia is known as total 40 because the Quran starts with the N Subhan Allah this the Salah starts with it as well. The Prophet is someone that it was a limit defined the ad Allah Masuda to the Quran, Allah masura can fill the Quran that this is the greatest surah in the Quran. So you read this The Hobbit or the Allah I know. He said to the sabi Shall I not tell you what is the greatest surah in the Quran?
The Sahabi says Of course indeed a messenger of Allah please do. And then the mercy of Allah is walking on the machine. And the Sahaba says messenger of Allah didn't you say that you're going to tell me what is the greatest surah in the Quran? The prophets Allah What are they also limited? Yes, it is Surah Fatiha, it is known as many names it's known as suitable chifa. It is known as a Mullah
you know, that the most focal point of the Quran and the professor Lawson also defined it as the greatest surah in the Quran. So I'm going to briefly go through the meaning of hamdulillah and hummed means praise lilla for a last panel abala seek, okay, All praise is for a lot. All praise the olive lamb here, it means a complaint for the meaning of
something which is comprehensive. So it means that Alhamdulillah that total entire praise is for Allah subhanaw taala. Now, what does the hump mean? The word hum doesn't just mean praise. It means praise with love.
Right? So the word sugar. Sugar means where a person does you a favor, and you respond to that favor, you attack that person for that favor. That's what you can mean. The word Madonna in the Arabic language means that you praise somebody, and that person can be living or dead. But there is no condition that you have love for that person. But the word Alhamdulillah Subhan Allah is that phrase, which is only for the living, and also you have love for that. So imagine so you say 100 in love and hamdulillah for a law, the main a lost power by law is the most quintessential name for lost power more than you have others. You have other attributes are the name of the last panel but
the most central one when they learn Hilah smile husana so Allah for Allah subhanaw taala he has a smile because he had he has those other name beautiful name but the most central name of allah Pamela Bala is a law is a lot of hammer but this is the most central name for Allah subhanho wa Taala as long as Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as long as one person is reciting is reciting the name of Allah Spano. Darla the earth will not be destroyed. This is how Mubarak the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the Islam avadh of Allah Spano above.
So Alhamdulillah Rob Bellamy Rob has a few meanings and a few qualities and in different places in the Quran. He has different meanings. So in Surah 48 Hi
The meaning of bringing into existence and circle is the meaning of creator and controller. And so the Saba has the meaning of ownership and he sort of has the meaning of tarbiyah and guidance. So Rob, Bill alamy, here is a lub, which can actually have all these meanings here in one place. And alameen means everything other than Allah, Primal dot and something.
everything other than the last $1 which is living and others say everything other than Allah. Allah is the Lord, the controller, the creator, the guide of everything other than himself. That is rumpl argument. So now you stand you first have your first Alhamdulillah he'll have been hired me All praise and now you got to think or Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the words, the Lord of everything out everything other than himself, a lost power.
we man, are the slaves of lost power. We are the slaves of Allah.
Generally, a slave doesn't really like his master, but we believe is no, we are proud to be the slave of Allah subhanaw taala we say Alhamdulillah he ever been itemid Alhamdulillah
All Praise be to Allah, who who is our master? We love lost power abala everything for a lost power Bala so this is our relationship, all praise we the slaves of Allah subhanaw taala we are not like other slaves to be the slave of Allah Subhana Allah. Is that honor
Rahmani Raheem, we've done that. So now you start look, you first you praise Allah 111 he'll have been around me. Then you say a rough man.
Okay, Allah ma na Rahim. So now, the most beneficence, the Most Merciful, repeated again. Why? Why are these qualities repeated again? The most known qualities of Allah subhanaw taala manda Rahim. The Beneficent, the Merciful Why? Because Allah smart Allah wants to show a believer that the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala that man rahmati Saba be that my Rama precedes my anger, that this is the greatest quality. So now look, you say 100 in learning about been either mean or Praise be to Allah The Lord of the world. Manga Rahim, the beneficence the merciful, Maliki Yomi de Malik, the owner, the controller, yo MIDI, the date of freaking
Imagine you stand in praise you praise the last $1 first and now you get to where Allah, Allah you are the owner of that day that Allah you are the owner of that day where a mother will leave its child and run away yo ma you filled with Mark when a fee you were what your your field will more Amina fee, he will be he will fly but he will bunnyhop on that day that that a man will run away from his brother from his parents, from his wife from his children. Imagine now now you stand on that in your Salah. And you envisage that you envisage that day where this will be the trauma that you will be standing for 50,000 years.
Imagine you standing yourself up
and you said my lucky young lady and in your mind you are capturing that day where people will be drowning in their sweat where the province Alomar and he was some of them will be in such that
where where but then they will be those group of people or lawmakers amongst them who will be under the shade on that shade when there is no shade besides unless Pamela Darla shade. So that's in this endeavor to envisage this. So this is why when you stand in your Salah, and you recite this, imagine that you are standing on the day of judgment and you say oh Malik Yomi Dr. Rob, Rob,
have mercy upon us because you are the Malick of that day. And then you say yeah, can I do what I can to stay alive? Yeah, can
abu allah you are alone do we worship and You are alone do we ask for assistance?
The word here the mfold is bought before the verb that yet why one has a meaning of something which is comprehensive meaning are we you alone or no? You are the only person that we worship. Secondly for Adam normally the role the the object upon what the action has been done comes after the verb but not in this case why? because of the fact that we have so much respect for loss pound or dollar Adobe the last $1 we bring the object first and then our worship afterwards. So yeah can abu allah you alone do we worship Subhan Allah, you know, Allah is $1 Walmart hello to Gina will insert lol Yeah, we do. We did not create man. And we did not create Jim and man beside for worship. Now one
thing I want you to understand is that the meaning worship has a very comprehensive meaning. It's not just ritual worship. We all know we're talking about Salah, but has a very, very comprehensive meaning. You know, imagine this you know, when when when you stand in salah and you say you cannot undo or Allah you alone we worship meaning that I'm the slave called the word outcome from the word ibadah Naboo Allah you I am the slave You are my master.
When you have that, then how can you be arrogant?
It brings humbleness in the individual, you're standing in front of Allah subhanaw taala. And you're saying Allah, I am the slave. And then soon as we finish as soon as we finish our Salah, we think we're the best thing since sliced bread. We're arrogant, but just a minute ago you just said to Allah Ya can afford Allah, you know, we worship you, I am the slave You are the master what he can he know Allah. You alone we ask for assistance. You know our general status when we have a mercy but this unfortunate thing we see in Salah he, you know, we ask for assistance, we run around everywhere, asked for assistance. We stand in Salah, even CEO can avalonia can study and our minds
are somewhere else.
We just said Allah you are the first person that we have, you are the first that we tend to.
We tend to nobody else. So if you're an authority like Motorola, and I was once praying Salah, and so if you're an authority, and Rachel mentioned cried when he reached er cannot Budo because because the truth is that we say these words, but we don't have the reality in our heart is your cannot do the job.
Or Allah you are alone. Do we worship you alone? Do we seek assistance, the essay that he recited, he can't reach he cannot but the way he can stand and he could not go any further with this song.
It cried and he cried because the reality of this world lies not in our hearts.
There was another so so
Abby, Hawaii, I think
bajo de la la the narration mentioned that he was reading he can he can stay in the salon. The narrator mentioned I came
and he was reading it. Then I went away to the garden I came back and he's reading and he's crying. He said I went to sleep I came back and he really yeah cannot be the one love you alone we ask for assistance. Allah you will learn to be worshipped but you will only be asked for assistance Subhan Allah you know you know
this thing about it but worship you know sometimes on life we this is last
what it what what are we speaking about? online you are alone. We worship nobody we don't care about anybody else. One lie he we know in our hearts that we are honest person. And the world causes dishonest but Allah knows we are honest. It doesn't matter.
It doesn't matter because we don't care what people say. We raise our children on not being modest. We say to our children don't do that. Because what will the people say?
Subhana Allah we don't say don't do that because Allah will be upset with you. We say don't do this. And don't do that because people will be upset with you. We
raise our children to not be vocalist Allah saves
that's what we do so er cannot be one year Can I say no as one Allah you know let's get the reality next time we stand in that Salah you know we say yeah can I will do what a year Can I Stein we really need me
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last show was the path guide us to sell out Mr game to the straight path, there is only one path which is straight. And that is the sort of study.
Allah chose this specific path. You see how it goes? First you praise our last $1 then you molecule me Dean, then you say to Allah, Allah we worship you. And the reason you say Allah we only worship you. We only we only seek assistance from you. Because the worship comes before seeking assistance from Allah Why bother you worship Allah, you short life last. And then you ask Allah, Allah we only ask you then what do we ask the greatest ask that we can ask Allah subhanaw taala as it is in a sell off,
or Allah you know that path, which will take me into genma Allah put me on that path. Allah save me from chef bar, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants to draw a line in the sand. And he did other took other lines from it. And he said, You know the straight line, this is sort of the game. And you know, these other lines coming from it. This is where Chapin is sitting on the path to take man away from the straight path. So, then I said autumn stuffy, serata Latina and I'm Tara Lee him The path of those who have favored that have been the Sahaba, the martyrs, the cyber heed all of those Allah grant has to be on their path, or even the Mazel Tov,
not the path of those who have earned your wrath.
What a dwarf and know the one who got go for went astray, not those who went astray. So this is it. And then the Hadees mentions then you say army, Allah accept my supplication. And the Hadith mentioned that when a person supplication, amin coincide with the army of the mom, the angels.
The angels also say that I mean at that time, and his sins are all forgiven. Okay, so if your army coincides with the army of the amount, and the army of the angels could the angel do army at the same time when all your sins are forgiven?
I just want to go over something here which is which has really benefited me either We don't have much time, unfortunately. So
and then inshallah and I said, I will finish and obviously we won't be able to finish the whole course. But I really want to go through this. And when you're reading, you're sort of fattier. The narration mentioned in your payment. Josie Rama de la la mentions that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would read the Quran, and he would read it higher, he would stop, then he will read the next idea he would stop and then he will read the next idea and he would stop.
And something which really, there's a hadith where when a person reads sort of Fatah, Allah panel, viola response, and this is something which really benefited me. So what is the response? So here's the response. When a person reads, and handily learn here, Robin RME allows Pamela data to use hamadani Abdi my servant has praised me imagine, imagine so you receive read al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen and then you say you think in your mind, what is Allah saying Allah thing hamadani empty La Ilaha Allah is responding. And this is really helped me in my Salah. You know, when I stopped and I think LA is responding to me, then a person reads Maliki only D.
And Allah to Allah earlier.
My servant has extolled me by servant has extolled me then a person says Maliki Yomi de and Allah is $1 say my children.
My my servant has glorified
and then when the server so so every time you reach $100 bill admin, you think Allah hamadani empty
rushman Rahim. Allah Abdi, Maliki young with Dr Machida knee and then a person reads, year cannot be the what year can start in
Allah you alone we worship in you alone we ask for assistance and Allah has been been you have been a buddy, this is between me and my servant. This is my me on me and only my Allah response. And then when a person say if there are Serato Mr. Cream, I told him and last $1 said higher than the Abdi when the abdomen said you know what my servant has asked for, I am going to grant my servant. So imagine that if you recite this such as Pamela Harmon, who shoe and how much hoodoo you will have in your Salah. I am going to finish in the next couple of minutes. I just have a couple of things I want to mention. Unfortunately, obviously we haven't been able to reach the end of this era, but I
think you've got a taster I'm sure you can go through the rest of this traditional salah and try to concentrate in the envisage My question is to you brothers or sisters?
This is a very important question. When we start ourselves
are we like a fish in water? Or are we like a bird in a cage? Meaning when we in our Salah, do we feel relaxed? Do we enjoy the Salah? Do we want to prolong the karate the recitation of the Quran? Or are we like a bird in a cage? Calm wait for the Salah to finish?
That's a question because we need to reach the stage where we enjoy our Salah yo below our Shinobi sama message of Allah Allah Allah to open our
relaxes with us Allah.
And I also want to mention something else, which is very, very important.
And that is, look, we've gone through how to pray salah and sometimes going through a course like this, it causes an element of despondency because we look at our own self. But that shouldn't be the case.
We go back to the stages of NACA emojos Isla de la la mentioned if you have those, and we go through those stages, and we see which stage arcilla is on. And then we endeavor to improve it like everything else in life we endeavor to improve Why do we get all worked up? And this isn't gonna happen in a day. It will take some time.
Allah Hammad, Allah says Good afternoon. Me no Allah Nina Humphrey Salam in harsh your own successful are those believers who in their salon who shoe as I mentioned the word afla ha means where you make an effort.
A lot of our say that is all of a sudden you will become your salon will become great, you will have to make an effort in your salon and then you will see and your Salah will improve and time will come your Salah will fluctuate it will be better it will not be so good. And then you need to go back focus on the course again, read the notes How can I improve my salah and then go back to yourself? Because the thing is that brothers and sisters me and you are going to be praying Salah inshallah for the rest of our life, why not try to improve it? Why not find the pleasure of Salah why not find this weakness remand in our Salah. Why not feel that we are standing in front of Allah once we are
praying our Salah.
So this is this is something that we need to endeavor. We need to try
and it will be it will take some time.
But I don't want anybody after this course to get despondent. No, please. It's not about despondency. It's about taking a step back and thinking okay, how can I improve? No OCD? No, do your whoodle as best as you can. Three and no more than three times you watch watch a limb just do it that way because if you are doing it more than three times Oh, I haven't got my whoo perfect Oh, I watch that but you are allowing shutdown to get the better of you because that's exactly what she wants to do. Shut down once your worship to become a thing which is heavy upon you, which you do not enjoy. For I message Allah saying without the server obey law. Relax us with our Salah.
We find relaxation. So there will be times where you will be stronger, there will be times that you will be weaker. And we may do all that Allah subhana wa Taala except
our worship Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala give us the ability to worship Him in a manner that is beloved unto him, and that we're going the Day of Judgment. When Allah has asked us asks us about our Salah, because the first thing that we will be asked is are so Allah Subhana Allah, that Allah is pleased with our Salah, and if Allah is pleased with our Salah, he will be pleased with all our other actions barnacle love ecom salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.