Even if you are sick, you pray it (salah) as you are, even if you are a traveler, there is a special salat for you. Even if you are in fear, there is a special salah, salat-ul-khauf. Salah does not drop in any, any, any, any kind of circumstance.
Aqi-mus-salah Subhan Allah
This is the advice of the prophets for their sons as well, and if you looked at the case of ibrahim (a.S) what an incredible, what an incredible prophet he was, he receives a commandment and an order from Allah to leave his children in the desert, and to go off to filastin.
Where are they?
They’re in makkah. There is no living being there, there’s no animals there, there’s no vegetation there, it’s a hot dry desert, and he’s leaving his wife and his son, the baby ismail in this kind of environment.
As he walks out of mecca, going towards palestine. He makes dua and he says,
رَّبَّنَا إِنِّي أَسْكَنتُ مِن ذُرِّيَّتِي بِوَادٍ غَيْرِ ذِي زَرْعٍ عِندَ بَيْتِكَ الْمُحَرَّمِ رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ فَاجْعَلْ أَفْئِدَةً مِّنَ النَّاسِ تَهْوِي إِلَيْهِمْ وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَشْكُرُونَ
Our Lord! I have settled some of my offspring in a barren valley, near Your Sacred House, our Lord, so that they may establish prayer. So make the hearts of ˹believing˺ people incline towards them and provide them with fruits, so perhaps they will be thankful.
(Surah Ibrahim Veser-37)
Rabbana_ inni askantu min zurriyyati bi wa_din gairi zi zar’in ‘inda baitikal muharram(i),
He says oh Allah, i have left my family. “zurriyati” my generation, i have left them where?
“biwadin” beware in a valley. In a place in a valley where there is absolutely no vegetation.
What’s the first dua he makes?
رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ
rabbana, liyuqimus salah
Oh allah, allow them to be from those who establish a salat.
Then after that he says.
وَارْزُقْهُم مِّنَ الثَّمَرَاتِ
wa-rzuqhum minas samara_t
Provide for them some provision, so they can eat and drink. That wasn’t his first dua for his family. He didn’t they say oh allah provide for them. Allah feed them. That wasn’t the first dua,
The first one,
رَبَّنَا لِيُقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ
rabbana_ liyuqimus sala_t
Oh allah allow them to establish the salat. Because if that’s the case ar-rizq is going to come, provision will come, al-fath (victory) will come from allah subhanahu.
You don’t have to worry about that. When nabi sallahu alayhi himself was no different, when allah (azzawajal) command to him, he said to him and enjoin, encourage, advise.
Advise your family and be patient, concerning. Concerning your advice and commandment to them of as-salat.
We do not ask you for any provision. You don’t have to provide for anyone.
Allah will give ar-rizq.
In other words, as salat is one of the main reasons for why one earns his rizq. How does it make sense now when one goes to work, or some of us are not here for salatul jummah why?
Because we’re at work, allah (azzawajal) is saying to you. As-salat the reason for your source of provision.
And that you’ve turned the meanings upside down for those that don’t attend their salatul jummah, and those that try to bunch up over salat at the end of the day. You made it like, your rizq was your work, and as salat had nothing to do with that.
A natural consequence, a natural result of as salat is that you’ll be from among those who enjoin the good and forbid the evil. That’s a natural consequence of as salat.
You’ll begin to speak the good, and you’ll begin to forbid against the evil. Yani an example of this.
You finish your salatul jummah, you go back to work, and you find someone backbiting some other muslim brother, and you say to him, ya akhi ittaqillah (fear allah) this is haram!
We cannot backbite someone when he is not among us.
For he says to you, brother you’ve changed. You weren’t like that before. You used to backbite with us.
What happened to you?
Your answer is simple, one word and that’s because, i pray.
Because i pray and the prayer itself. It pushes me to the state that i’m in, and that is that i have to stand for that which is wrong, against it. And i have to speak for that which is right.
Is basically established justice in your life. You’ve prayed, and your salat has allowed you to enjoin the good and forbid the evil.
But you know when you do that, when you stand for justice. When you speak words of truth and words of justice naturally people don’t like it. Subhan allah, remain patient over anything that afflicts you, as big as the insult is, as small as the insult is remain patient in its face.
Subhan’allah, this is the life of a muslim.