حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَىٰ وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ
Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle prayer and stand before Allah , devoutly obedient.
সমস্ত নামাযের প্রতি যত্নবান হও, বিশেষ করে মধ্যবর্তী নামাযের ব্যাপারে। আর আল্লাহর সামনে একান্ত আদবের সাথে দাঁড়াও।
فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ فَرِجَالًا أَوْ رُكْبَانًا ۖ فَإِذَا أَمِنتُمْ فَاذْكُرُوا اللَّهَ كَمَا عَلَّمَكُم مَّا لَمْ تَكُونُوا تَعْلَمُونَ
And if you fear [an enemy, then pray] on foot or riding. But when you are secure, then remember Allah [in prayer], as He has taught you that which you did not [previously] know.
অতঃপর যদি তোমাদের কারো ব্যাপারে ভয় থাকে, তাহলে পদচারী অবস্থাতেই পড়ে নাও অথবা সওয়ারীর উপরে। তারপর যখন তোমরা নিরাপত্তা পাবে, তখন আল্লাহকে স্মরণ কর, যেভাবে তোমাদের শেখানো হয়েছে, যা তোমরা ইতিপূর্বে জানতে না।
My Critical Reasoning and understanding:
Read these two Ayat and that’s enough for a day because if you just THINK at least ONE issue mention here, that will set you up for your ebadah for your entire life.
You don’t need to read a tafsir to know what other’s thought about this, just read it yourself, have some respect for the creator of your brain, when you respect that brain, you respect its creator, Allah, the best of the creators . Use that brain.
If you have a least knowledge of Arabic language, you know the meaning of ‘Allama’ means ‘He taught’ and ‘kum’ means ‘you (plural)’, therefore the word ‘Allamakum’ means ‘He taught you’.
If you don’t know Arabic language then go check the translations of 31 different translator, how they translate the word ‘Allamakum’ (that’s asking the knowledgeable (not anyone who has ‘knowledge’ (as wrongly translated and understood widely) but who has ‘knowledge of Quran’) when you don’t know)
Who is this ‘He’ mentioned in this Ayah? He is a teacher and He is Allah. Subhanahu wa Taa’la. The ebadah you do taught us by Allah. Allahu Akbar. Pause, think, sit on it and sleep on it. It did not come from angel, not from Rasulullah, sallillahu alaihi wa sallam, nor it came from any other human being. It came from Allah. Allah taught his messenger through his malaika Gibrael, and then only Rasulullah taught us.
Ebadah is Allah’s right and He taught us how to do it and He said, you did not know this before. So, check yourself before the dhikr you do, the prayer you do. Where you get it from? Does it go back to Allah’s messenger? Is there any authentic sources to Rasulullah sallillahu alaihi wa sallam or somewhere along the way, some ‘Peer’, some ‘awlya’ dreamt it?
Though I know the argument about innovating Dhikr, or found in dreams by righteous ones that in time of Rasulullah some sahaba did few things on their own. But the thing is, Rasulullah sallillahu alaihi wa sallam approved that, after him where you get the approval from? Because don’t ever forget that ebadah needs approval from Allah.
And when someone introduces something new because a most righteous Ulama has dreamt it, he actually forgets the power of shaitan, what Allah says? Allah did not send any nabi or Rasul that saitan did not try to put his words, can you imagine that? if that is the case with Allah’s Nabi and Rasul then which righteous slave shaitan can spare? (except Omar Ra as what we know from Rasulullah again).
That’s why time and time again we check and go back to the authenticity of anything that claim came from Rasulullah saliillahu alaihi wa sallam.
Now, as for this brother that I referred in video, respected Brother Hamza Yusuf, I love him. I revere him for his talent and eloquency, MaShaaAllah that Allah blessed him with. As for myself, to attain that knowledge and quality, not possible in my life time even if I get to study 40 years but if Allah wills.
I just don’t get it, why he had to introduce this dhikr? First thing is, there are 100s of Dhikr that authenticated, why he has to just have that Dhikr, not that he can do it himself for as long as or as many time as he wants, but doing this in front of people is setting a trend, why he took that risk upon himself I have no idea, because definitely he might be followed until that video remains in the net.
Just remember, doing any ebadah that is not from Allah, is a clear Shirk and Bida’a (I know it is traditionally describe as ‘Bida’s’ because Hadith clearly says it is ‘Bida’a’ but as per Quran it falls under the definition of Shirk because you give authority to someone else, the authority of which belongs to Allah. And Allah knows best. I seek refuge with Allah to do an ebadah that He did not approve. Ameen.