The Purpose Of Fasting 1

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AI: Summary © The history of Islam is discussed, including the use of "arose" to cover fraud, the use of "has been" to indicate when actions are taken, and the use of "has been" to indicate when actions are not taken. The importance of fasting for gaining health benefits and avoiding confusion is emphasized, along with the benefits of eating healthy and staying healthy. The segment also touches on the importance of fasting for achieving spiritual health and success in life, with tips given on what to avoid and what to reward with money.
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Ramadan is coming. We want to speak about

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the rulings of fasting and the rulings of Ramadan. So and the reason being is of course, in Islam when we do something, we have to have knowledge. Everything is based on knowledge and not just doing anything

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the way that we want because when we worship Allah Subhana Allah, we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala because we worship Allah the way Allah wants to wants us to worship Him. And we also worship Him. Sincerely, I mean, we do it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we do it the way that he wants us to do it. And if we don't fulfill those two conditions, then our actions and our acts of worship will not be accepted. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that an Oldsmobile administrator angiology

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This verse in Surah Al Baqarah was revealed in the second year

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of the Hijra. This is the obligation of fasting. And this came right before the battle, the battle budget. And of course we know that the battle but that was during the second year after the Hijra of the prophets of Allah, Allah Allah He was set up. And this was also the same time similar time in which Allah subhanho wa Taala changed the Qibla the Qibla of the Muslims were was sorts by telemarketers towards Jerusalem, then it was also changed. And this was the time in which the Muslims this is the year also that the Muslims, of course defeated the Mexicans at the boundary of butter. And that was in the month in the month of Ramadan. And so Allah subhana wa Tada revealed

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this verse and revealed the obligation of fasting just before and Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, yah yah yah yah Latina, O you believe Allah Subhana Allah calls upon the believers. And when Allah subhanaw taala says yeah you Halina Amma know you know when somebody calls you, you listen, you listen. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is calling us. These are the words of Allah Subhana Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala is calling us Yeah, you Hello.

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And Allah, Dilip now Basara deliver and who he said when Allah subhanho wa Taala says yeah you hola Dena Amma No, it's about a wow. Listen, everybody, stop what you're doing and listen, and try to take in what is being said, because it's either something that Allah Subhana Allah wants you to do that will benefit you. Or something that Allah subhanaw taala is going to forbid you from doing that will be harmful for you. And so listen, when Allah Subhana Allah tells you to do something and when he calls upon you, So here Allah subhana wa Taala says yes, you Hello. Yeah, are you Hello Dina Amma no calling the believers who do ballet coma so yeah, could the ballet come? A cm fasting has been

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prescribed upon you. When you say cortiva Allah chefs who exhibit Aliko meaning Allah subhanaw taala has made it obligatory. Allah Subhana Allah has written this for you. Meaning Allah Yeah, Halina Amman acquit Kuba Aleikum.

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Wa meaning ALLAH SubhanA. Allah has made this something that is obligatory and what is obligatory? Something that is obligatory is something that if you do it, it's

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sincerely for the sake of Allah and you do it correctly, then Allah will reward you for it. But if you don't do it, then you're deserving of punishment. If you don't do it, then you're deserving of punishment. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says yay Halina Ave quotevalet camassia gamma Cote d'Ivoire Isla Latina main publikum La La Quinta Tahoe, just like he prescribed it to those before you. Y la la con perhaps, maybe in hopes that you can acquire taqwa

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in hopes that you can acquire the Aqua. So what is what is the Aqua and what is the purpose of this? Or what is the purpose of our fast? It is to help us refuel ourselves with Taqwa Allah subhanaw taala the God consciousness and awareness of Allah subhanaw taala wherever you are, yah yah Latina Amano. quotevalet camassia O you who believe fasting has been made obligatory for you, has written for it just like it was given to those before you.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions here that Allah did give, indeed made it obligatory upon those before us. But Allah Subhana Allah Allah is speaking about that here in Surah Al Baqarah. And before these verses, Allah Subhana Allah speaks about bunny is Surah eel, about the Israelites, how they were with Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah subhana wa Tada speaks about their situation in

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the the title of the surah itself is Surah Al Baqarah. Why is it Surah Al Baqarah? Because of the story of Al Baqarah, the story of the cow and what is the story of the cow what is the lesson and the story of the cow. The lesson in the story of the cow is you have to have Taqwa that you have Taqwa is obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada Dakwah is God consciousness to Allah, God consciousness and being aware and being and having fear and Allah subhanaw taala.

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And so the purpose of the fast is to help us to be aware, aware and to have Taqwa

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those before us.

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Those before us they fasted.

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And they were ordered to fast.

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But for many of them,

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their fast did not benefit them.

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The only thing that they did was they fasted.

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And all they achieved and acquired from it was hunger and thirst.

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They didn't get anything else from it. So Allah subhanaw taala is order calling upon the believers.

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I ordered the people before the fast,

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but many of them did not benefit from this fast. They didn't acquire the purpose of the fast which is Taqwa. And so the first thing we have to realize we have to know and understand. Allah says katiba, Aleikum Assir.

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First, why do we fast? Why do we fast? We have to check our intentions. Many people when Ramadan arrives,

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they say Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah

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the month of fasting is here.

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In sha Allah, I can lose weight now.

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Why did they fast? Why do they fast? The fast because they want to lose weight. They fast because they want to lose weight. And if you fast, you might lose weight. But most people in Ramadan don't lose weight. That's the problem.

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It's the month of eating the month of instead of fasting becomes the month of feasting.

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Because during Iftar you make up you make up for what you didn't eat and more.

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You end up even more eating more. So what is the purpose of the fast?

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And why do we fast? We don't fast because we want to lose weight. Maybe that's something that will that's something that's secondary. Yes, you might lose weight and there's a lot of good health. There's a lot of reasons for and there are a lot of health benefits for fasting for those who know about intermittent fasting. A lot of people fast and they fast. Not because Allah ordered them to

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they fast because they want to look good

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They want to lose weight and so they fast. So they fast and they're not Muslims, non Muslims also fast, but why do they fast? They fast for ulterior motives because of another reason. And so if we fasted for that reason also that's all that we're going to get.

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You might get those benefits. But for a believer, Allah says yeah Halina Ave quotevalet camassia fasting has been prescribed upon you made it obligatory upon us.

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And we fast because Allah ordered us to fast.

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We fast the first reason is because Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to fast now because of any other reason. Whether the whether we know the reason for it or not. Whether we know the wisdom behind it or not. We fast because Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to fast.

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That's the main reason. If Allah ordered and that's what Islam is. Islam is surrendering to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala if Allah ordered us to faster in the month of Ramadan, and he has made that obligatory apartness during the month of Ramadan, then we do so because Allah ordered us to do so.

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And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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mon sama Ramadan Eman and with the Saba

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a woofie Allah Allah who matter but damn I mean them big.

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Whosoever fast the month of Ramadan

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was true faith in Allah Imana where it Saba seeking the reward from Allah subhanaw taala alone

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he will have all these previous sins be forgiven for

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and so the month of Ramadan is the month to lose sins. Not the month to lose just wait. It's the month to loosens. So if you fast because Allah ordered you to fast notice Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said mon sama Ramadan and Imana

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what's Iman

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with faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala you believe in Allah you fast because Allah told you to fast because you are a believer. You're a Muslim.

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You believe and you surrender to the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala that's why you fast. I fast because Allah ordered me to fast. So whoever when sama Rama Juana Imana with the belief in a lot of faith in Allah,

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where the Saba

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and why do we fast? We seek reward from Allah alone, meaning sincerely, you do so sincerely. Whoa, fear Allah, who mad at God dama Mina them be all of his previous sins will be forgiven for

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all of his previous sins be forgiven for so here there are two things two aspects of this. Why do we fast? And who do we fast for?

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We fast because Allah ordered us to fast

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and we fast for the sake of Allah alone.

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Not for anyone else. Not for anything else. We fast because we seek the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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the Saba means we seek the reward from Allah subhanaw taala.

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We don't want any other reasons or other any other motives or it's just for the sake of Allah. And for the reward that Allah subhanaw taala gives to those who fast so when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, yeah you Halina amanu quotevalet como Sia, gamma katiba Allah Allah D lemon publico the Allah contact taco so that you may have Taqwa so that you may have taqwa. Surah Al Baqarah

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Surah Baqarah.

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Anybody know the theme of Surah Baqarah.

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The stories in Surah Al Baqarah.

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What's the thing what is the common theme in Surah Baqarah.

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It's Taqwa but what is it? What's the common theme here? The common theme and surah Baqarah.

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is obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And responding to Allah Subhana Allah Allah is call when he calls upon you.

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If you look at every single story,

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every single story,

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the stories and sort of the buckle

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Raw,

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the verses and sort of the Bacara are about surrendering to the will of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Or about call answering the call of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah subhana wa Taala speaks about Prophet Ibrahim, for example.

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Allah subhana wa Tada speaks about Prophet Ibrahim

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Prophet Yeah. Oh,

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and Allah Subhana Allah Allah speaks about

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the building of the Kaaba.

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What is the theme here also? Allah Subhana Allah Allah says,

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Call Allah or Abu Salam.

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And remember when Allah when, when His lord said to him, a slim surrender?

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A slum to layer up below me,

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Allah assalam to the Arab Bill Alameen I surrender to the Lord of the universe. And so Allah Subhana Allah Allah speaks about.

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Prophet Adam Alehissalaam

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Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the creation of Prophet Adam, Allah ordered Prophet Ibrahim, whatever Allah ordered him to do, he does it. obedience to Allah subhanaw taala doing it for the sake of Allah.

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Surrendering to the will of Allah Subhana Allah Allah.

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And this is what

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Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered.

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Prophet Adam, Allah his upper ordered order the angels

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reference from the very beginning, when Allah subhanaw taala speaks about

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Adam Alayhis Salam, O

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Allah Subhana Allah speaks about the creation of Prophet, Prophet Adam. And he said I'm Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says

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with the fullness

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it is duly Versa due for surgery to

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Emily's for surgery I do in

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the lease I was stuck back for surgery I do

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airberlin ABA was stuck about

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ABA was stuck about our Can I mean, Kathy? And we said to the angels

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was Julie Adam

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was doodoo Leah Adam,

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prostrate to Adam for surgery do

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and the angels for surgery do? They prostrated?

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Illa Emily's except for Emily's Abba was stuck. He refused.

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He refused.

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And

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he was arrogant, proud. He was proud, he refused and he was proud. What can Amina caffeine? And surely he was amongst those who were disbelievers.

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And Allah Subhana Allah speaks about Surah Baqarah.

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About the cow during the time Prophet Musa Allah He set up with Karla Musa Alia told me he in

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Morocco

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in La Jolla, Moroccan

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Baku Baqarah

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Lu, although that is oh now who is

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Paula Ruby's.

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Guna Amina Healy.

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And remember when Musa said to his people in Hola, yo Moto, come and tell the butthole Bukhara, Allah has ordered you to slaughter the cow. And so they said, God who at Adelphi, though now who?

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Are you joking with us? Are you taking us as fools

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to slaughter a cow? Bala Rubin

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Kuhn me in hilly terrain, I seek refuge in all

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lot that I be a BL just like you guys who are foolish and who are ignorant amongst the ignorance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala orders, the theme and surah Baqarah Allah ordered Prophet Allah subhanaw taala ordered

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the angels to prostrate and they prostrate. Allah ordered Iblees to do the same and he rejected ALLAH SubhanA. Allah ordered Bani Israel to slaughter the cow. And they hesitated.

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They hesitated, and they also questioned the reason why. And they started asking foolish questions because they did not want to, they did not want to, they did not want to slaughter.

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And they kept on asking questions and questions for and finally, they started

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it became so difficult for them, that the cow that they were supposed to slaughter they could barely find a cow. Because Allah subhanaw taala made it more difficult upon them when they kept on asking more questions further, but who have America do you have alone? And they did so but they barely they barely did so. And so Allah Subhana Allah Allah speaks about what speaks about them. And he speaks about a people speaks about various Rajeev and he speaks about those amongst the people the book, who used to change

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to change the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala for a while only Leatherneck to guna alkyd Barbie ad, Maya Fuu folowed

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Mayor owner has been

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involved to those who used to write the book with their own hands. So Mayor coluna has dominated the law. And then they say that this is from Allah

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the ye shall be Heath man ohm kalila just so that they were worth it that to buy something of a fleet something that's very very little of that little benefit. But why Lulu whom MIM Ketubot add him in whoa to what they have written? What why you love my xe who and whoa, Cursed is that which they have taken in the men the benefit that they get try to the benefits of this life only they sold this dunya for the benefit of this life. Why? Because they didn't have to.

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So when Allah subhanaw taala ordered

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the Muslims when Allah subhanaw taala orders, the Muslims the fast Allah subhanaw taala says Yeah, are you Hello Dina and Manu. quotevalet como Surya Allah has written for you the fasting just like he gave to the people before you also the fasting, but did it benefit them

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for Bani Israel it didn't benefit them. For many, it did not benefit them.

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But the purpose of it

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is to give us Taqwa they were given fasting.

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So that in hopes that they would acquire the Aqua. Why because if you fast properly you fast correctly.

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Then inshallah you will have Taqwa.

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But if you don't fast properly, then you will have to acquire.

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And what do I mean by fasting proper.

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Because when you when you do an act of worship,

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if you understand what fasting really is, then you will benefit from it. But if you don't understand what fasting is for and why you're fasting,

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and how to fast properly, then you won't benefit from it. And that's why the first thing we have to realize, and we have to learn about is how to fast the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to fast

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because fasting isn't about isn't about just abstaining from food and drinks.

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It's to help us abstain from everything.

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That Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited

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the first thing that we

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the first thing that we abstain from and we think about every time we think about fasting is food and drinks. Everybody is

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In need of food and drinks.

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Everybody is in need of food and drinks to survive. Without it, humans cannot survive.

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But if we can abstain from something that we need for our own livelihood,

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then if Allah subhanaw taala prohibited us from doing something

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that we don't need and it's not good for us, then it should be easier, right?

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And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said in Hadith Bootsy said that Allah subhanho wa Taala said,

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a CR Mali

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a cm

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CR, Mo Li, fasting is mine.

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The messenger of allah sallallahu sallam said,

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fasting

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is my

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what does that mean?

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And then the other narration mentions

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a soul.

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Hulu I'm Libnah Adam

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Kulu kulula Am Libnah Adam law,

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all the deeds,

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all of the deeds of the children of Adam are his.

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Allah Subhana Allah Allah says

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Kulu hamlib New Adam

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ilus see him

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for a nollie we're an RGB

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all the deeds of the children of Adam or his

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except

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for fasting,

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for it is mine. And I will reward it.

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And I will give the reward for

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what does that mean?

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A loss of Harnois does has all the deeds of the children of Adam or his

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except for fasting. For deed, it's mine.

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Everything that we do is for the sake of Allah right, our prayers are sadaqa, Hajj and so forth.

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But the scholars have mentioned when Allah possible and the prophets of Allah when Allah subhanho wa Taala says and Hadith liquids, this hadith and footsy

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it means that

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everything that you do,

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you can show off

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when you do it,

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sometimes react

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is mixed with it. But with fasting,

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you can't fast unless you do unless you're sincere.

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You can't fast unless you're sincere.

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Why? Because first of all, fasting is not just a few actions that you do for a small amount of time. No, it's the whole day. From dawn to sunset. That's a long time.

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Most of the time, nobody's with you the whole day. There are times when you're going to be by yourself.

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And there are times in which nobody can see you. You're by yourself.

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And there are times in which you're doing things even people see you.

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They don't know what you're actually doing.

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So like say for example,

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you tell someone to fast.

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If you tell someone to fast,

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whether they fast or not.

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You don't really know.

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You can't look at a person's I know you're not fasting.

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But I know you're fasting or I know you're not fasting. No, you see his face me might be hungry. I pretended to be hungry, make a face, like he's hungry.

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And you might think he's fasting. And you might force your child to fast or someone too fast. You say son you have to fast. And if he doesn't matter fast, what's he going to do?

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When you're not watching? He's going to look for food?

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Or even if you try to follow him when he's making wudu and he's renting his mouth. What's he going to do?

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He's going to drink

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just rinsing my mouth.

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He's gonna drink.

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And are you going to No, no. Who is the only one who will know?

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Allah subhanaw taala. So even for us when we're fasting and you're making wudu

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Do you swallow?

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Even if your mother doesn't see you? Even if your friends don't know? Even if the people next to you don't know. Why don't you swallow the water

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because you know that Allah knows

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that you fast is worthless. You fast equals zero, the only thing you're gonna get from it is you're going to be able to drink this water. And as for the fast, it's not going to count. You even know that can you trick Allah know you can trick people, you can deceive people, you can hide things, but you can't. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala he's all aware or knowing or see. And Allah Subhana Allah knows if you swallowed our purpose, that you yourself also know that the fast is not valid. You have to make up the fast later.

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So you have to be in a state of consciousness, where you're conscious, where you're aware, you don't do it because you know that it won't count anyways. And that's why fasting

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is specifically specific for Allah, that

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you cannot force someone to fast. Anyone who fasts properly.

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They're doing so because in sha Allah because they are able to be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So like the, you know, the Muslim, the non Muslims when they fast, right? They say, Oh, this is intermittent fasting. I'm going to fast I'm not going to eat or drink. And then somebody says, Can you I, you know, I just have this, can you? You want to try this? It's okay, I'll just try a little bit. He says, if you look at him says now I'm still fasting. I just ate a little bit.

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It's not gonna affect him health wise. He's just eating, you know, one bite, it's not he's still fasting Islamically he's not fasting.

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Right? When he fasting, you don't eat anything, you don't drink anything. And so

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it's only for Allah subhanaw taala that means Allah who were under urges z B. And I will be the one who will reward it.

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I will be the one who are rewarded.

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And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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In another Hadith in another narration of that hadith, also from a Buddha or the law I know he said that the Prophet Solomon southern latika, Salman said

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Kulu ama Libnah Adam, you love Al Hasan, it'll be our show and failure. Illa Sabri me Sabri lsap Mia, with

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all the all the deeds of the children of Adam

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are multiplied by 10.

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So if you do a deed, if you think about doing a deed and you end up not doing it,

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you'll still get one reward just for having the intention to do it. And then you decide you don't want to do it. But you had the intention to do it first. And then you didn't do it. You still get one reward just for having that intention. Even if you end up not doing it. But if you do it, how much rewards do you get?

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You get 10 folds. Allah subhanaw taala multiplies it Gulu. I'm living in Adam. You love will have Santa to

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Asheville and valley.

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I'll Hazara to ashram. Talia Isla said that he made it

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from 10 to 700. So some deeds or loss of anartha Allah multiplies it by 10 up to 700 folds.

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Allahu Akbar

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the least of which is you get 10

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and Allah subhanaw taala up to 700 times. So let's say you give $1

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you give $1 What are you going to get minimum?

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10

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And if you are sincere, for Allah sees Euro because $1 is different for some people, right? For some of us $1 is you know, it's not much for some for a child or for a person who is in like in college $1 is living more right? You hungry students and for someone who has $1

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and that's what he's going to use to buy a beer his lunch.

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And he sees his brother more in need of it. says you know what? I'm gonna give him this dollar.

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I'll just skip lunch for today.

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I'm gonna give him this dollar. That dollar is a lot for him. So maybe Allah Subhana Allah multiplies not tad

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maybe later

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Allah will give him $700

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So he gave to the masjid

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some brothers mashallah Allahu Akbar they raised their hand

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who wants to be who wants to help with the masjid?

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And the brother says, The person who you're the fundraiser saying, well over $10,000 Who's gonna start $10,000 And the brother was $10,000 he raised his hands 10,000 Mashallah, everyone was Mashallah. Mashallah $10,000

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Now, you don't have $10,000 Some people don't have 10,000 Even your account, that brother, maybe he's a millionaire, like $10,000 to him is nothing.

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Right? $10,000 He makes $10,000 In two days, maybe

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it's $10,000

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and everyone's mashallah, that's nothing. Oh, it's good. But there might be a brother, you go down to fight the fundraiser goes, who wants to give $5,000?

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He's thinking,

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Well, I only I only have $7,000 in my bank account. And then he hears that Allah will pay him back. He says five to $5,000. Okay.

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He gets $5,000. He says, Man, I've only got $2,000 in my bank account left. That's enough for my rent Alhamdulillah. I just tried to work harder next month to make a backup.

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The $5,000 He gave

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even though it's less than number. But his very it's significantly more to him.

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Because it's more than it's more than 50% of what he makes. If the other person were to give that much money it would be he'll who would have to give 500 $600,000 Not just $10,000.

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Right? So sometimes, so maybe Allah subhanaw taala multiplies that $5,000 He's just not going to get to how many 5000 times 10

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The minimum

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he's going to get $50,000. Right.

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But maybe it's going to be more than that because it's not he's not going to get $50,000 A loss of handle wa Taala may multiply that by 700 folds because he actually needed it and he's giving it for the sake of Allah. So up to 700 folds Illa Sabri Mia, love. Allahu Akbar.

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Seven 700 folds several 100,000 times 5000 is how much

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Allah Subhana Allah who will make him a millionaire.

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That night, he doesn't realize it. But he's going to become a millionaire because of what he did that like

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it's going to be a he's going to be a millionaire. It's going to catch up to the other guy who gave $10,000 Right? It is going to catch up to him because of what he gave $5,000 that night. Allah will multiply where he has

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many folds.

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And so, the deeds of the children of Adam, are multiplied by 10.

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Up to 700 folds.

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Allah Allah azza wa jal,

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the then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa, the prophet explains first, what does it mean? What does it mean this is fasting is my and I will be the one who rewarded this is what it means. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Allah, Allah azza wa jal, Allah says, Allah Psalm,

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except for fasting

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for a noble Li, because it is mine.

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Were an urgency, and I will be the one who will give the reward. You know, that means

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not gonna be just 700 folds. There's no limit.

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There's no set limit. It's not about 10 to ord 700, or 500. There's no numbers here.

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If you fast

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and you're sincere, and you're fast, because people's fasting is different.

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One guy fasting, he's fasting, he's hungry and thirsty, and he goes, Man, I'm so hungry. So thirsty, let me just make myself forget about fasting, go play video games. So he plays video games the whole day. And he's fasting. Right? But he wants to forget the hunger and thirst and another person is fasting.

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And they're not just fasting

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from food and drinks, but he's tried to do all that he can recitation on.

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making dhikr giving charity

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and he's gone out helping other people.

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His fasting is not the same as the other person's fasting

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is fasting and there are some who's fat who are fasting. They're hungry and thirsty, but they're committing sins. They're backbiting

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and they're going around wasting their time looking at that, which is haram, listening to that, which is haram.

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Going to places that are haram, doing things that are haram, but he says, you know, it's Ramadan, I have to fast

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manifests. So the only thing that person gets his thirst, being thirsty and hungry, only, nothing else. So two people are fasting is the same, but the fasting itself is different. And that's why we mentioned before I mentioned last time, when Allah subhanaw taala says, in a lazy

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way, I'm able to slowly hide.

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Indeed those who do right who

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who do who believe in the righteous these can Athlon Jana told Ferdowsi Newsela,

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they will have

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filled us as an abode

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Holly Dena V, her Liahona

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they were bought by there and forever, they will not want any change.

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To transfer from that or do something. No, Allah gives them the highest level on Paradise. They believe and they do righteous deeds.

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We believe in doing righteous deeds, that's your ticket to Jannah.

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But not everyone enters our third house. What is the difference?

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The difference is the Mercy of Allah.

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And how do you earn the Mercy of Allah by

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having by trying to perfect your worship of Allah, Allah Hassan excellence in your worship

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you fast and someone else fast, but the two people who fast the reward is very, very different.

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Why? Because of how you fast, somebody could be fasting and earn from food and drinks only.

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And so

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the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, Allah says Illa sohm fade, Nollywood Z be the amount that Allah subhanaw taala will give you

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will not be there's no equivalent.

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There is no limit.

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There is no limit whatsoever. And that's why the prophets of Allah Allah alayhi wa sallam

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he was asked

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he said, he was asked,

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Tell me to have a deed that I can do.

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That I will intimate paradise.

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So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, I like a song.

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For in the hula Mithila Mithila

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he said, I like a song.

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I like Abby Shay. When you hold on to it doing do this often.

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Fast, often alayka with song, hold on to fasting, make fasting your character.

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Hold on to it that means continued fast very often for in no law Mithila because there is no equivalent to it.

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What does it mean no equivalent in Word.

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No equivalent in level reward from Allah subhanaw taala.

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No reward. There's no equivalent in the reward from Allah subhanaw taala. And why?

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Because Allah Subhana Allah Allah says when the person who fasts, ye Tao shahada who worked or amo min agilely

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He abandons his desires in his food for my sake. So when you're sincere, and you do everything for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah and you everything for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah Allah.

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Allah subhana rewards you and the reward is so great that it's different from the other types of reward.

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It's different from the other types of reward.

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And

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some of the scholars have mentioned

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in terms of the reward

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In the benefits of the fat of fasting on the Day of Judgment, Sophia Abner Reina Rahim Allah one of the great scholars of the past he said, either kinda yomo Qiyamah on the Day of Judgment.

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You have you have civil Allahu Abdo

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Allah subhanaw taala will

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judge his servant when you hold them accountable with judges servant

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where you at Dima Allah human animal vollem man sorry I'm inside here I'm Ali.

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And of course Allah subhanaw at the higher level

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will judge him and the loss of her will take care of all the way you add the

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mighty human animal while him inside and family had that either lamb yerba Illa soul

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Allah subhanaw taala will

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you add Dima Allah humanism of Allah that means you know how some sometimes some people if you oppress others, then you have to pay them. And if someone oppresses you that wrongs you, then the Day of Judgment is the day in which everything becomes

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you know, just what justice prevails and the ultimate justice and complete justice of Allah subhanaw taala in that is that anything that you do any deeds, whatever it is that you harm other people, Allah subhanaw taala will if you if you harm someone you will pay and if someone harms you, they'll pay also had the either alum Yabba Illa. So

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it's a hummelo Allahu Anhu my bhakti Amina my volume. Will you fill it with Jana be so

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instead, until there's nothing left of all the deeds, you know, when you're speaking about, except for fasting? Whenever you there's any negligence or defects in your deeds and so forth. So and so whatever, when if you have fasting

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you know, like, let's say for example,

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when it comes to fasting, and you still owe people, right? And you have fasting,

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Allah subhanaw taala will take care of it. Take it let's say you have you know, it's like somebody who has has debt, right? You have debts, Okay, this one you have debts and so what will happen?

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Okay, you, you did you back with this person. So Allah subhanaw taala will take your fasting, right? Will take your fasting

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or not take your prayers, and your sadaqa and your charity, you make it whatever it is, because you hurt the other person. So it's like giving them good deeds, all your good deeds are being given left and right, left and right, left and right.

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Because you, you maybe you hurt other people. Right.

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Yeah. And so now you don't have you don't have anything.

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But you have fasting still left.

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All the deeds, the other deeds. Like man, I didn't do enough. I have added more than more than other people. Yeah, and there's still some more, you still have some more, but the only thing you have is fasting.

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Because you have fasting.

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Fasting itself is so great. Sophia, I don't know. Yeah, he mentioned that. Now you still owe people. You don't have anything left except for fasting. And your deeds are going to be weighed. Right? Otherwise you don't have any money except for this fasting that you know, some people they have different types of, you know, treasures and so forth. You are in bankruptcy court, right? You're in court right now. You owe this person okay? You got to sell your car. You pay up this person you sell your car, okay, that's it. Now you don't have a car. Late your house how much is worth, that you owe this person this much money? You got to sell your house in order to pay. So all in turn on the Day

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of Judgment is all about cars and houses about deeds. So you have an everything that's already you know, like, everything that you did, it's like it's gone away giving it to people left and right. You have nothing left you have fasting still love.

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And Allah Subhana Allah, Allah say you still have fasting, you still owe other people.

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I'll take care of all of that for you because of the fasting. That's how much your fasting is worth. Unlimited. It's not about one how much? How much you owe 1,000,002 million.

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Whatever it is, it's gonna take care of that.

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Whatever it is, that you Oh, it's going to take care of it.

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I like it the song

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so far

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us

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in hula Mithila Laurie dilla. There's no equivalent to it in terms of reward

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in terms of reward, what does that mean?

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But not every facet is the same. And so you might think so this is worth 700. This is worth 10am. Imagine

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having

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a limitless bank account. You can owe people as much as you want. You can always imagine the like, let's say you owe people right? Okay, this was but you have a money printer. Doesn't really matter if you have money for it.

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How much do you owe how much I owe you? Just click it, let's let it print. Somehow. This hit right. For you, for you for you. Like Oprah Winfrey, right?

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You get what you get?

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Fasting, there's nothing like it.

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There's nothing like it.

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And that's why and this is what the scholars have mentioned inserting for in the holy one i GCB and that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala also says

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in UEFA sabe Runa as your home be ready, he sat in nema. You have a saw the Runa at rowhome. The right area is

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Allah will reward those who are patient without limit.

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The reward that they'll get is limitless. And fasting is a form of fat as a form of patience. In Nima, UEFA sobre, una de Rome, the ladies.

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So ALLAH SubhanA wa has orders to fast the reward of fasting is so great that there's nothing like it.

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When you're sincere. All your previous sins will be forgiven for all your fast man Samarra, Madonna Eman and we're at cyber warfare Allah we'll hear a little meta Cardamom is

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the reward of fasting. So the month of fasting is coming. Yeah, y'all Adina

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quotevalet Kumasi have come up with the Valhalla Dinham in public of naloxone.

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Fasting has been prescribed upon you just like it was prescribed upon those before you so that you may acquire. So that makes it so that you may have Taqwa. And what is this taco, that you fast? That's what we need. That's the fuel for, for our success in this life and the hereafter. Because when you're fasting, some people when they fast, it's only hunger and thirst. But you fast for the sake of Allah, you fast to help you be conscious of Allah. So you say to yourself, why don't I eat and drink even though I need food and I'm hungry. And my body is calling for you. When your stomach is hungry, your body is saying give me some food.

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Your stomach is saying give me some food.

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Your throat is dried and says give me some water. And you say no.

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Not yet.

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Until the sun sets then we can eat and drink but not at this time.

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And so you're conscious and every time you make will do every time you think about eating and drinking. Say No not yet. And you're able to stop yourself and be patient.

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So the next time even when you're by yourself you stop yourself. So the next time you're alone if you're used to fasting you say to yourself and your body and your knifes is saying do this look at that. Do this haram doing that which is haram code hang out with those people and do the Haram then you say no. Even when you're by yourself and you're knifes and the shaitan pushes us to say no.

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Even though wouldn't know there's nobody there to watch you. Nice I know Allah knows. Allah can see me. You are aware of Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time. And that's what when that's one of the benefits of fasting. The reward is great. And the fruits of it is Jana. The fruits of it is the cola and that Paula leads to Jana

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and it leads to sincerity and they get in so that's why when we

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when we fast.

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Don't just fast from food and drinks. Your eyes have to fast also

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don't look at that which don't look at that.

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which is haram. In fact,

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look at that which is pleasing to Allah.

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Listen to that which is pleasing to Allah, do all that which is pleasing to Allah. Be in places that are pleasing to Allah, hang around with people that will help you to remind you of Allah. And so fasting should be not just abstaining from food and drinks, abstaining from everything that's haram.

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Staying away from all that which is haram. And so fasting gives you patience, and patience in Islam. The reward for it in Nima UEFA, sabe, Runa. Durazo provide his, that the person who fasts, Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward him with without any, any accountability, without limit, that Allah Subhana Allah Allah will reward him so great, that there's nothing like it and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to

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help us to witness the month of Ramadan Allama by living out Ramadan Allahumma by living aroma life alarm I live in the Ramadan Oh Allah help us to witness the month of Ramadan and fast for your sake there. And we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us the best of this world and hereafter to teach us that that which benefits and benefits from that which He has taught us which is actually my favorite was Allah Allah maybe the Muhammad

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Ali he was so heavy yourself