Being Conscious of Allah

Abdulbary Yahya


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Why Don’t You Swallow That Water?

June 21, 2016

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Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh because of the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have been given the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is the month in which we have to reflect upon ourselves and also reflect upon some of the things that we have done in pitstop for us. Every single day we have pit stops in the pit stop the daily pit stop for to remind us of Allah subhanho wa Taala to return to Allah and the opportunity to repent to Allah. These daily pit stops are the five daily prayers and then of course we have the weekly pitstop and that weekly pit stop is the Friday prayer Juma and you have the yearly pitstop which is run Milan and this is the month in which Allah

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subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran and so it's a perfect opportunity for us to reveal ourselves but what do we feel ourselves with? Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah, you're Latina, mo quotevalet Kumasi m k makuti quotevalet live in I mean publikum la la comunidad de Pon Oh, you believe fasting has been prescribed upon you, just as it was prescribed upon those before you so that you may achieve or acquire taqwa. And so the purpose of fasting is to acquire the consciousness of Allah subhana wa acquired to be conscious of Allah Subhana Allah at all times. Because when a person is fasting, and you're making what do you put water in your mouth? Why don't you swallow that

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water? Well, the reason why you do not swallow that water is because you know, that Allah knows and look and see you at all times, that even if you were to swallow one small drop on purpose, your past would not count. And so you don't do so. And you don't do so because you're conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so

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the same way with things that are prohibited that which is haraam, when you are confronted with sins, may you might be alone, or you might be

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with other people, you realize that you know what, no matter where you are, Allah knows. And just like you did not swallow that water because you know, that Allah knows and you have to pick up your fast. Well, the same way, you shouldn't commit those sins. And so fasting helps you to be conscious of Allah at all times. And that is why when a person wants to control his desires, one of the best ways to do so is too fast and then the Messenger of Allah, Allah is an urge the youth to fast. Why? Because it helps you. Be conscious of Allah, it helps you put it puts you in a state where you're always conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala some people they come to me and they say,

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you know, I've fast in it seems like it doesn't work. Well maybe because you're fasting, just from food and drinks. The true fasting is to abstain from that which Allah Subhana Allah has prohibited and so when you're abstaining from food and drinks, just realize that it is a training it's helping us to be conscious of Allah, Allah, so that you may acquire

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the consciousness of Allah subhana wa Salaam