Sometimes it’s not actually about being lazy that that is the reason why you fail to do certain things. It’s actually because of knowledge and not knowing how to do it and then not doing it and thinking it’s out of laziness.
the trick of the shaitaan, He knows that if you prayed in the earliest time, then you would pray as if you were offering the Salah as a gift to Allah even though it benefits you, but you are giving it to Allah as a sign of your submission to Him. It’s like a gift offering to Allah.
So now how do you overcome that?
Well, here’s one tip that I can give you and that is to set yourself in Iqamah time,
So now it’s the prayer which is like a gift to Allah and not I pray that you’re trying to get rid of the burden and not I pray that you’re trying to get rid of the burden of.
The next question you don’t understand a word that you just said, how do you expect your heart be present? How do you expect your mind to be focused? How is that even possible?
So my advice is to try to memorize the translation of all the words of Salah and when you do that, you will find immediately that you, your mind has something to think about and it’s to do with the prayer and then it builds this type of connection And with that connection comes humility.
My heart is surrender to you as well as my body.
The postures of the salah, this symbols and you you try to you know, think about a contemplate over those things during the Salah you will find the transformation your prayer and insha Allah, you’ll find khushuya which is the number one quality that makes people successful……
From the infinite wisdom of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Is that he divided the year in two months. Allah azzawajal told us; indeed the number of months in the sight of Allah is 12 months in the book of Allah. From the day that Allah created the heavens and the Earth among them are four which are sacred among these four sacred months is the month which is just Dhul –Hijjah.
Allah chose certain months to prefer over others And certain times to prefer all the others. Allah azzawajal chose for us times to perform certain acts of worship which are better than other times. This month of Dhul Hijjah is a very important month and it is a month in which the first 10 days are the most important and the most virtuous of the days of the Allah azzawajal swore by these days in surah al-fajr.
We should fill them with as many Good Deeds as we possibly can. These 10 days is your opportunity to go back to where you were in the last 10 days of Ramadan. It’s an opportunity for you to continue and to increase in the Good Deeds that you are doing.
There is no better time to get back on track and started again than the first 10 days of dhul-hijjah because these are the days in which there are no other days of the year in which righteous Deeds are more beloved to Allah than these 10 days.
Allah says in the Quran and Allah certainly took Abraham (Ibrahim) as His intimate friend and we know that the only two that were given that status and the second of them was the prophet salallahu alayhe wassallam.
How great is Islam and on how Islam, subhanallah, connects us to these great figures to Ibraheem alehissalaam.
Allah says in the Quran in Surah Al-hajj verse number 78; Allah says that he is the one who named you as Muslims from before and Scholars say From before means before the prophet salallahu alihi wasalam, Ibrahim (a.s) named you meaning named the followers Oh Mohammed (saw) to be Muslims.
You know, so the followers of Moses (a.s) He didn’t say my followers are Jews. Jesus (a.s) never said my followers of Christians. The prophet (saw) himself never said, my followers are Muslims rather Ibrahim / Abraham (a.s) said Muhammad (saw) your followers will be known as Muslims.
Dua:رضيت بالله ربا وبالاسلام دينا وبمحمد صلى الله عليه وسلم نبيا ورسول
Radhitu billahi Rabba, Wa bil Islami deena, Wa bimuhammadin salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Nabiyyan
Radhitu billahi Rabba (I’ve accepted Allah as my Lord) Wa bil Islami deena (And Islam as my way of life) Wa bimuhammadin salla Allahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (And Muhammad may Allah’s peace & blessings be upon him) Nabiyyan wa Rasoola (As Prophet and Messenger of Allah)
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Speaker: Mufti Menk
“I’m not a person to shoot down opinions or people who hold other opinions. They are my brothers. I love them with the full love that I’m supposed to be giving them and Beyond But at the same time it’s just my humble opinion not to join the prayers (Online), you benefit from everything. But my prayers I will do in my own Jamah at home If I cannot go to the Masjid”– Mufti Menk
The prophet (saw) said to be moderate and sincere and strive for Perfection, but be gradual in our pursuit of Allah and he said (saw) to focus on remembering Allah. Haste being in a hurry in a way that Allah does not like being Hasty in salah. Be worried about 5G, Fajr Zuhr, Asr, Maghrib & Ishā, that’s you are supposed to be worried about right?
We belong to Allah and ultimately, we’re all going not just this person who passed away, now but all of us are going back to where we came from SubhanAllah.
Allah says from that dust We created you, you’re going to go back into the dust and We’re going to resurrect you thereafter from there once again. But shaitaan distracts us. From even thinking about it…
So, the majority on earth perhaps would not really be so concerned about where they came from, where they’re going but those who know they know. They think about it.
Contentment comes by discipline, you get up at a certain time, you only eat certain things. You only drink certain things. You will sleep at a certain time. You will behave in a certain way. You will be focused, perhaps you will be focused obviously certain things, you will not do certain things you will do… that’s Islam. Islam is discipline. You want to achieve in any field; you need to be disciplined. That’s where the rules and regulations come from subhanAllah.
What Shaitaan does is he distracts you from the obligations. So let’s say take Salah as an example, so you know you got to do it. You want to do it. You really feel that you’re gonna do it. But you know what? You’re on holiday, man….
Don’t be distracted By Shaitaan, Allah never goes on holiday. the days of happiness in Islam if you notice carefully you’ve got an extra act of worship on those days. salatul eid isn’t that an extra prayer! subhanAllah
Because ultimately you’re going to return to the one who made you, take something with you. take ..give Him an excuse to forgive you. Allah is looking for an excuse to forgive us. So don’t fall in the trap of the devil. – Mufti Menk
Shaitaan, when he cannot make you desert your prayer do you know what he does? He actually then makes you doubt your prayer and there are stages, I can quickly mention them. He first tries to make you not pray. ……
That wudu, you know the tap, it’s gonna be too cold and the water any excuse……
one of the devil’s plans to make you delay what you’re supposed to do so that you rush it or you end up not doing it as a result of the delay yet you intended to do it …..
He starts making you doubt, some people do I have wudu? Do I not have wudu? Trust me the last thing on your mind is valid. Allah doesn’t mean the fact that you are making wudu but you need it to fulfill the prayer.
People say I have very bad dreams. I say well you know you should try and do wudu before you sleep.
You don’t start doubting… don’t worry. The fact that you’ve tried to fulfill your prayer in the best possible way you could have. It’s accepted. Allah will not hold against you.for example if a person comes up and says do I have wudu or don’t I have wudu the hadith says well the last thing you can remember doing is valid.
If in the knowledge of Allah which you don’t know and may never know, If Allah knows that you didn’t really have wudu, he doesn’t mind at that juncture and he will still never hold it against you because you followed the other rule. The rule was whatever you remember last, la illah illa allah.
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala knows none of us has a perfect salah, not a single one of us has an absolutely perfect salah but he also knows that we will all try our best. He will accept it from us just by the trial.
Don’t allow Shaitaan to make you doubt your good deed after you did it but don’t allow him to make you destroy it by harming others. – Mufti Menk
#MuftiMenk makes mention of the opening verse 1&2 from Surah Al Mu’minin (23) where Allah (swt) says how to increase #concentration in salah/ #prayer at one’s #maximum level automatically by following and doing specific activities.
you want contentment work on your concentration in Salah. How will I achieve that? So Allah continues to say those who stay away from, those who turn away from that which is futile, that which is futile, you stay away from it. Those who give zakah, those who cleanse themselves, those who purify themselves, those who give charity to the poor, they reach out to those who don’t have with what they have, those who protect their private parts; they don’t commit adultery. Those who fulfil their trust, they fulfil what Allah has entrusted them with and what people have entrusted them with, those who fulfil their five daily prayers. So when we do all of these things we will automatically be increasing the concentration in Salah.
Remember cut out that which is futile. it doesn’t benefit you. It’s a waste of time. Anything that’s a waste of time learn to cut it out, you’ll be happy. Do that which is constructive. Use your time responsibly and see what happens? Allah will open your doors in the dunya and the akhira –Mufti Menk
Practical Tips For Increasing Concentration In #Salah #MuftiMenk
An amazing lecture of #MuftiMenk on #Hajj preparation and the key points have been highlighted how to be hajj accepted by #Allah (swt) . At the end of lecture there is a mind blowing #supplication (#dua).