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Narrated Abu Huraira:

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Prayer Start Jama'at
Fajr 01:09 04:15
Dhuhr 13:12 13:45
Asr 18:48 20:15
Maghrib 21:34 21:34
Isha 22:50 23:00

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The atoms of love that are thrust into our hearts puts us in a state of increase and leaves us yearning for more. That is why even those who are close to Allah complain of distance from him. We sang the qasida "I am always complaining of my longing for the light of existence" - the entire creation was created from the light and countenance of the prophet (peace be upon him) - all light, physical and metaphysical, including the light of faith in our hearts - it is all from the light of the prophet (peace be upon him) and the light of the prophet originates in the pre-eternal light of Allah.

The reality of the Prophet (peace be upon him) remains behind a veil in this world, but an element of his reality will manifest in the hereafter. He is the supreme creation, light and angelic within, and human externally. That is why he could go days without eating and when asked, he said "I spend the night with my Lord who feeds and nourishes me". That is why when he smiled they said "like light" emenated from between his front two teeth. The companion who described said "like" because the light of the Prophet (peace be upon him) is more powerful and luminous than any we could see in this life. 

Light opens the heart and when the heart is open it sees subtleties in the universe. The inner sight, baseera, cannot be attained without light of the Prophet (peace be upon him). It cannot be attained without attachment to him, and without sending salawat upon him. His light(sallallahu alayhi wasallam), his illuminating penetrating light by which subtleties are understood. When you see him in your sleep, part of his spirit is visiting you and that light is in your heart while your eyes are closed. This light manifests when you block out all other distractions. The illumined program now works and all light of the unseen is reflected therein. The first light created was his light (peace be upon him). 

There was a sheikh, who due to his love, wrote a book on the life of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he saw the Prophet in his sleep and he was extremely pleased with him and patted him on the back. When the sheikh woke up, the blessed fingermarks were still on his back. The imprints remained until he died and people visited him to witnessthem. These lights in the hearts of muslims are from the light of the Prophet, and they increase by the sending of invocations upon him. These sacred gusts, feelings and emotions we feel from listening to qasaid and words of praise are because they are charged with love and when they are heard, the hearts are cleansed. 

Alhamdulila, alhamdulila that we have attachment to the Prophet (peace be upon him). There are muslims who pass day and night without mentioning him. If the muslim only knew how much the Prophet loved him and thought of him then he would crawl all the way to madinah just to send salaam upon him - and you could not recompense him even if you walked to him on your eyes! 

This is a holy blessed light. And the torrential light on the heart is more profuse before fajr. Whoever wants his portion should wake up before fajr. With years and years of struggle you WILL attain, but it will not equate to just 3 minutes before fajr when hidden gifts exist in deep darkness, and only the righteous can withstand the light. When a person maintains the night prayer, he will taste the sweetness of discourse with Allah. He will feel glory as he stands before the King. He feels mighty as he is the slave of Allah. Illumined hearts are all standing, either with their hearts or physically. "My eyes sleep but my heart does not sleep." 

The prophet (peace be upon him) had profound love for the ummah. The companions were once speaking about the Prophets and they were saying how Allah made musa his kaleem, and Ibrahim His khalil. And the Prophet said to them: "all of this is true and I am the Habib of Allah and it is no boast". Adam and all his progeny, all glory we have is due to our connection to the Prophet. The sahaba, their entire lives were based on his love, even the children. The very soul of religion is love for the prophet (peace be upon him). The songs and qasaid stirs love of the prophet. We should not leave this life but that our heart is completely filled by his love (sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sallam). The love the sahaba had is beyond the confines of the human intellect. Were we to take one hair of Abu bakr or Umar and were it to be distributed across the ummah, then the love inside that one strand of hair would fill the hearts of the ummah with love! Such was their love, and the awliya after them only take a portion of that love. Someone who's light is weak, they do not see who the sahaba are, by virtue of their meeting him (peace be upon him). Great as Imam Junayd was, 1000 Junayds would not equate to one bedouin sahabi. If that is one bedouin sahabi then what of the 10 guarranteed paradise? The ummah will see their light on the day of judgement. 

The time before and after fajr on jumuah is blessed, and after 'asr to magrib is blessed. May this jumuah not leave us before we are blessed with its baraka. On the day of Judgement, all will know the rank of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa ala aalihi wa sallim.

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