Taking Advantage of Ramadan
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All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the Worlds.
And surely, the best reward ultimately, is for those who have Taqwa.
Surely there is no animosity except for the oppressor.
And I've been witnessed that Allah is one and has no partners, and that Mohammed the son of Ebola, is a servant, his last messenger. May Allah always constantly send peace and blessings to Mohammed, to his family, to his companions to all those who call to his way and establish his sunnah to the Day of Judgment.
As to what follows I begin by cautioning myself, of the critical importance of taqwa, the critical importance of the consciousness of Allah, that we recognize the Creator of the heavens and the earth. In everything that we do
that we recognize that this last revelation
aliquot en that we are following was not revealed, to just be read. It was not revealed to be put on a shelf. But it was revealed to give us guidance in all aspects of our life.
And Allah azza wa jal
in a miraculous way, gives us inspiration. And as we go through the book of Allah, you will see verses pop up in front of you.
verses that are dealing with your reality right now on the ground.
And Allah tells us in His glorious book are you who believe, have the consciousness of Allah and be with the truthful Kunal Masada team.
Be with those who are solid.
And I said,
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it is that not only you should be truthful, in what you say, but your intention should be true.
And what you do with your intention, should follow along with the truthfulness that you believe in.
Today's world is the opposite.
People are saying things, especially those in authority, governmental authority, are talking about democracy, freedom, and justice.
And it does not equal what is happening in the reality that we see.
To the point where an elected official, somebody who we trusted before the election,
we're not sure about this statements. major battles and wars can happen right in front of our eyes.
And both sides are saying the same thing.
And so in this age of deception,
it is critical for us to be with those
who are straightforward,
and who are speaking the truth.
In the last few weeks, our eyes are images, our economy has been bombarded
with the pictures, and the sad destruction of the country of Ukraine.
And no doubt the Ukrainian people, the children, the families do not deserve this.
They do not deserve the destruction that is going on. And they are being used
as an other places as a type of political pingpong. People's lives are being used.
And what is so strange is the power that this media has over the minds of the world, those who are looking at it, the power that it has that makes us forget.
It gives us what doctors call cognitive dissonance, where you can literally forget about something that is a reality right in front of you.
And as the sad pictures
show us refugees
moving across the border in large numbers. It is described in apocalyptic terms as though it is the end times.
But what is stranger than this, especially for Muslims. Is that with all of the
uproar about the sad situation in Ukraine, there was almost no discussion about Afghanistan.
When was the last time that you heard in the mass media about the situation of the children in Afghanistan?
Right now. 1000s of people in Afghanistan are forced to flee, just to get food. 1000s of people, 5 million children
are facing starvation and death 5 million children
but there's no mention
another stock example in front of our eyes
is the situation in Yemen?
With all the fanfare that we hear about Europe,
what is happening in Yemen? Did they disappear?
Did suddenly everything come together? No. It is still one of the worst famines in the world. Over 20 million people are in need of aid. 20 million people 16 million people are food insecure. Don't know where the next meal is going to come from 16 million, not 1000s 4 million people have been displaced 4 million people displaced, not mentioned in the media.
And it continues.
Why no mention?
What is the difference between
the people of Yemen or the people of Afghanistan and other regions, the people of Africa? What is the difference that is going on?
What is the difference? On the borders that we see happening? Where one group of people is considered to be immigrants crossing Ukraine and the others are considered to be illegal, illegal people. One is a refugee and one is an illegal immigrant.
What is the difference between the two?
Allah told us be with the truthful not people speak with forked tongues.
As the First Nations people would say in this part of the world,
when the European came, he spoke with forked tongues,
to tongues, it's not the same.
So we asked ourselves,
why are Muslims in Syria,
the Rohingya Muslims, the Kashmiris, in Philistine in East Africa, why is this happening? Why is it being disregarded, we cannot forget who we are.
We are representing the final revelation. God has given to humanity solutions to real problems, and quiet as it's kept, the economic situation is rising and rising and bubbling like a VOLCANO about to explode. It is the interest based system.
It is the capitalistic system, the dog eat dog vulture system that has rendered the rich richer
and the poor to people.
But the core n and the teachings of Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah as a solution to this. It's not capitalism.
It's not socialism.
But it's a system that allows private property but does not allow monopolies.
It's a system that teaches the people to give naturally, without being forced to give.
We should never forget about one of the great crises in the world that's not discussed moralities
the morality of this world,
the pornography that is happening, destroying our younger generation, the destruction of the family's
gambling that is on the rise. The Islamic system has the solution.
the drugs, the alcohol consumption,
Islamic lifestyle would be drug free, except for medicine.
And so we can never forget who we are and what we represent a system that respects children and respects the elder generation.
A system that does not allow for racism
to be the basis of how we function.
Why is a person of European descent on the border of Ukraine out to come in and get a complete citizenship? He is treated as though he is going on a vacation
to Africa or Asia or the Middle East is stopped at the border. You militated Why racism or disease
which is in the minds of people throughout the world. And now we find us with this crisis in the world.
And Ramadan is the period
Allah subhanaw taala has blessed the OMA
with this month.
Allah azza wa jal has caused Ramadan historically to be a time of activity for the Muslims. And this year is a unique year
because we are coming out of lockdown.
We are coming out in sha Allah of this pandemic. And as we come out Ramadan, we are entering into Ramadan, and so we should not go back into lockdown in Ramadan.
It should not be a time of sleep.
But it should be a time of striving and struggling and trying to reach focused goals in our lives.
Imam Shafi Rahim Allah would call it fickle. Waka, fickle Allah Ouija. He called it that your understanding of things should be based on reality
and not something mystical.
It should you should have priorities in how you function in your life. And you use the example of the five pillars of Islam.
And in this case, the great Khalifa Omar Al Khattab Rhodiola one
and looking at the five pillars of Islam that he had to establish as the Khalifa. He had to establish the Tauheed the Salat, he had to establish the fasting the Hajj,
but he made the decision that because of the crisis of the famine,
that we would focus on zakat, we would focus on Karachi on giving, giving would be the focus now more focus on that, then even go into Hutch.
Because people are dying, and that is what we call a fickle walk.
And Allah azza wa jal has told us in certain Mati the verse 35, year you had Latina Armand taco LA, whatever la it was sila, WA Jai II do fi sub e, the other controller,
Allah has informed us, Oh you who believe have the consciousness of Allah.
Never forget the Creator of the heavens and the earth and seek a means of coming close to me, was sila
and strive in the path of Allah in order that you would be successful. And so Allah gives us this divine formula, as we are coming out, that we should keep the consciousness of Allah
and that we should
take advantage of the month of Ramadan.
Perfectly prepare before Ramadan comes in, prepare for it.
prepare our minds, our homes, our bodies, so that we will be able to take advantage of this month in all different aspects that Ramadan can give.
And this year,
because nobody cares about us,
the Muslim world will have to throw off the tyrants
the tyrants will have to come down.
But we as individuals, we can do something with our wealth.
This year in sha Allah we should break records in giving
everybody no matter how much wealth we have, should look at how we can give strategically to help the Muslims who are starving right now. Nobody cares about them. They're not in the media, but it's our responsibility. We are an OMA
and it is our responsibility.
So this is our opportunity, gaining blessings at the same time and keep our do our focused focused on saving the Muslims bringing them out of this crisis. Focus on saving the children of this ummah. Focus on protection of the women of the OMA focus this to our upon raising balanced leadership for the OMA and focusing this to our to ask Allah to forgive us, for we know not what we have done.
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