Ramadan Prep for Reverts #1

Abdullah Oduro

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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the natural importance of belief in Islam and avoiding negative comments on social media, dressing up as a Muslim person to avoid negative comments, fasting during Easter months, and praying during the day to ensure one is prepared for prayer. They also discuss the use of calculations to determine the time of prayer and suggest using pictures to help remember the time. The importance of healthy eating, protein intake, and fasting during meal times is emphasized, along with the potential for health benefits.
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Okay, this one I was a lot of cinammon while he was talking when I'm back, so now they come.

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As everyone doing.

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Good. Come to the handler, welcome. Firstly, here, if this is your first time, welcome, if this is your second, this is your 20th. This is your 200th welcome here. My name is Abdullah Oduro. Okay, I converted to Islam myself around

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26 years ago, something like 23 Four, something like that years ago, from Houston, Texas, and I lived here in Dallas for four years so far hamdulillah

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upon embracing Islam, I had the opportunity around two years after my embracing Islam to go and make the pilgrimage made the pilgrimage I got lost long story, I can talk about that at another time. But I got lost in a country where everyone was speaking Arabic. And that's where I said it was during the ceremonial practices and inshallah we'll talk about the pilgrimage of Hajj. And that's when I said I want to learn Arabic. So when I came back, I tried to learn Arabic started learning Arabic fall asleep in the dictionary every night, and

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I'm denied the opportunity to go and study overseas about a year after that, and I've been there from eight years.

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And hamdulillah just coming back to America

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was able to and still am able to get involved in teaching and helping the communities Shala that's a brief overview of myself. What's most importantly, most important for me right now is to get to know you all. Inshallah, I hope that this class and these times it will spend together will be a time of reflection, it'll be a time of

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bonding, you know, with each other. As many of you know, this is a Islam means submission and surrender to the Creator of the heavens in the earth from means of peace and salvation.

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That brings a brotherhood and sisterhood. That's the strongest bond, meaning that I love you because you are someone that recognizes who your Creator is, and how I translate that in my life on a daily, weekly, monthly lifetime. Okay. So there's gonna be times where we'll share stories.

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And understand, I totally understand that if one does not want to share a story, and please do not feel awkward. If someone may ask you a question and you wish, you know, I wish not to share that. And if you do, I highly respect that. Because it takes a lot of courage. Many of you have your own personal stories

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of how you came into a slump.

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There may be a story of courage to even come here today. There may be some friends that you told, and they're hesitant on coming.

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Okay, that reality hamdulillah I've been aware of I'm aware of. So I know it takes a lot of courage for you to come here today, or a lot of zeal to want to learn more. Either way, it's a praiseworthy characteristic and ask God to bless you all, and keep you strong in that endeavor. Okay.

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But we're getting started with this, as we mentioned, we want it to start after Ramadan. But feeling that it's important, you know, I know as a as a convert to Islam, wanting to know the basics of Ramadan. It was one friend of mine, Enrique he embraced Islam on the first day of Ramadan.

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And it was very, very easy for him. No, it wasn't easy. It was very, very hard.

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Because he's told, you know, you can't eat and you can't, you can't drink you know, for for 30 days. But when this this month coming up, I really want you all to have your questions ready, ask your questions, share reflections, please don't feel any reflection is a minute reflection, a minor reflection, irrelevant reflection, because it will benefit someone. Okay. So those are some of the guidelines that I have also, with, or similar reminders that I have for you also, in this class, feels please feel free to ask a question. During any time, I'm just going to mention a couple of points. It's not going to be long, extensive PowerPoints, it's going to be just maybe one or two

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sentences or four or five, and we're going to converse over that it's not going to be me speaking a lot. I'm going to have a very, very, very interactive teacher. Okay, person, I want to make sure that you understand what I'm saying. If you do not understand, believe me, I will not get offended. If I say understand, like,

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Okay, we'll go over it again. Not a problem. Okay. I want to make that very, very clear. I've been teaching for over 25 years. So,

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I may explain something that may not understand or I may I may not be clear and understanding or in explaining it, so please let me know. So with that, I want to have each one of you introduce yourselves beyond your name. I would like your name

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When you embrace Islam,

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where you originally came from, like Dalits, or from another city or state or continent, and your social security number.

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It's so fun.

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Alright, let's start from the right.

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Congrats

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I converted a month ago.

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Okay. And you're from

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Cali. Nice. So how are you liking you a month ago? I

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think you converted came about UK about a month ago. Welcome to the snow coming from Kelly's.

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Where's where was this? I mean, I've traveled a lot. I used to live in Maine. I lived in Arizona. California. Wow.

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Wow. Okay. Okay, so how are you feeling Dallas? It's nice. It's cheaper. definitely cheaper. Yeah. Oh, then Kelly. Yeah, man. I was on my own since I was 17. So living out of the valley.

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It was difficult. Yeah, man, I can imagine but

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yeah, man. Weather, the weather how you do?

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What is decent? It's not bad. I mean, I was out here in the summer and it wasn't really, because I live in Arizona too. So it's dry. It's like hot dry was right.

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Here it's more humid. But it's

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okay. Give me one word. Just one word. And this is the other question that I have for you. One word that describes your conversion. Like when you were thinking when you actually did it, I don't want you to give me the whole event. That would be another time. As you've been asked, like 6970 times, right? Just just one word that describes that experience. If you can remember, if you can just give me a flashback in your mind and then just the word that comes to the word association.

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Call me. Call me. Okay. Good. Name once again. Zack. Pleasure to meet you Zack.

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Yes, ma'am. Sound like him?

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Sorry, I get nervous. Sure. That's okay. It's okay.

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I live in Dallas. Okay.

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You've been here for a while. That was for a while.

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Okay, so hello. I converted

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oh, about

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a year ago. Okay. Okay. I shall. So one word that describes your transition.

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Conversion

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one word just when you did it, what's the first one that comes to your mind?

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Determination. Okay. Call me.

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Determination. Okay, good. Good. Thank you.

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Yes.

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Last month, I think maybe about two weeks ago. Wow. Okay. Congrats. I came from Arlington Grand Prairie area. And we got here about two years ago. So that okay, the North.

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Okay, I was born in Arlington, actually. I was born in Arlington. Then my dad went to UTA and then went to left art intend to go to Houston. And I was about maybe two years old.

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Cooper Street in that area. Cooper? Yes. Yeah. Okay. One word.

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I would say that it was a big relief, but also was very overwhelming.

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Okay.

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What do you mean overwhelming?

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I don't know.

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But

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because it felt like I was holding my breath.

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And then after that it was calming.

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So it was overwhelming in the beginning, but then after you did it, it was like

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exactly how it felt for me. Exactly. Oh, it's a relief of my shoulders. It was like there was something. It was like an unanswered question. And then when I did, I was like, Oh, this is the smoke is clear now. Now I understand why now and just now No, no, no, no, no. Yeah, definitely. Congratulations.

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This man

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I grew up in Arizona.

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Last year.

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I would say give one word to describe Oh boy.

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embraces math. Maybe like three years now.

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Three years ago okay in Arizona

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in Connecticut okay

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I would say

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like a lot but

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there was more

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connected to God

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to God

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so you felt there was a stronger connection to God once you made that choice? Great Okay, okay yes ma'am

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Excellent

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2012

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I started

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in 2015

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Okay one word to describe your conversion

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I raised a long

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time but I wouldn't

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say so.

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Happy

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good Glad to have you here mashallah it's men

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and eat

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what's eat

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what is it

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but the party like the end of Ramadan party

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I grew up here in Irving Texas

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Irving you grew up in Irving, Texas. Give me one word to describe your conversion

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light

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so light like that. You saw the light of the you saw what what did the light allow you to see that you didn't see before?

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I guess like I was Muslim at least for like Muslims

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interesting

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and

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interesting. Interesting. Enter. So you always believed in a deity and you didn't it didn't sit well with you that the deity was like his creation. Jesus in particular okay

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was a prophet Okay? Okay.

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Yes ma'am

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Okay,

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okay.

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She was like

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she said it Okay, okay.

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Oh, okay. I caught us he was like

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put it on the spot I'm so sorry

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yes, ma'am.

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Hi, how you doing?

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I didn't mean to get you Are you writing your name? Yeah. Well we're we're just asking is roughly name where you're from and when you actually made that choice to convert and one word to describe that conversion if you're willing

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you said Mary Martin.

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Welcome Mary.

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am from Mexico. Okay.

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Wow, okay.

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I have more children

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than I let go, how are you? Good. Great. I like it all right.

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Okay

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okay

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yep

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got you go. Yeah.

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Excellent. Yeah, that's natural. I mean, every human being has that and we're going to talk about that natural ingrained characteristic within you. That has an overwhelming

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desire to find out who he is. And then after you find out, it's like, okay, what do I do about it? Like, what am I supposed to do? You know, and we're going to talk about that inshallah. So what's one word to describe that conversion when you did it? What's one word you would just use?

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Faith. Okay, good, good. Okay, so we're gonna get started in sha Allah. So as we mentioned, this is called the Ramadan, rip preparation for reverts. We're going to Thomasson the schedule out to y'all today. It's just going to cover

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Ramadan, a description and the goal. What's the general description of Ramadan? And what is the ultimate goal and now everyone has their personal goals, you know, back then back then meaning before we became Muslim, it'd be like your New Years, but

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New Year's resolution, your end that Muslims may have like a Ramadan. What?

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Ramadan resolution, right. That's like the new beginning. That's like when you're really trying to spiritually uplift yourself to charge yourself up. Right? Because that's on a mainstream level, the most religious month of the year, let's say, you want to leave an old habit, you want to do something good. You know, this is the month that you do. It's like a bonus month, right? generically speaking, sometimes you will find sometimes, many times you'll find people you wouldn't know they're Muslim. They're not practicing our friend do anything but Ramadan comes around. They stopped selling the liquor, they stopped doing this, they stopped doing that. Right? And we're human beings, we all

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have our mistakes, but Ramadan, generically speaking, if you were to say that to anyone around the world be like oh, you're Muslim, you practice the Ramadan Ramadan thing. Ramadan is one of the generically known many non Muslims know about it. But what we want to do here in Sharla, as I always am, as I mentioned, I was so grateful to law that y'all came because you wanted to learn your religion

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is so important for you now, it will give you a strong foundation, when you move on in life, particularly that first pillar of Islam, which is who is God? And who is the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him? When we talk about who is God, there's many things that we're going to be talking about, okay, who is the Prophet Muhammad? There's many things we're going to be talking about what is a prophet? What is the relevance of a prophet in our lives? Who is Allah? Who is Who is Allah and what is he not? And why does that matter? Okay, inshallah. So Ramadan, as I mentioned,

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it's a month, that Subhanallah you're gonna go through some interesting experiences that you will face with yourself. But as I say to you all firstly is welcome home. This was something that was mentioned to a brother that embraced Islam in Ramadan.

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And it was so many Muslims, you're going to see in Ramadan, hopefully this year alone, this mask, you're going to see the most of Muslims that you'll see in a mosque at night, praying together, eating together, laughing together.

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Arguing together maybe, right? We're human that happens. It's going to happen, right? That may happen. But you're going to see a lot of people together that have that same general concern, same general importance in their lives, right. This was mentioned to that brother, it was an older African American gentleman embraced Islam in the early 70s. And I was with the brother and walked up and he looked at me, he said, welcome home anyway, said it, it just really hit. Right.

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It automatically hit just what Sister Mary was married when she went and she said, You know, I just wanted to, there was something that I had this feeling about God. So welcome homeless, like you're coming back to that initial feeling that you had, you know, that feeling before selling it, right. selling it.

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When, who told you about Islam? Who was the person that told you

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a friend of yours

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when you decided to make that choice when you were thinking, wow, was there a feeling you had like, was it like, oh my god, this? I never heard this before. Or I heard about this before, and I think I want to do it

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yeah. Did you hear that before he told you? I actually

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didn't.

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I realized

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was

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if I have a broad

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read,

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so it's kind of like my guide.

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Nice. So the crowd was speaking to you. Was it were there some times it was like, Wow, I can't I never was at a new experience and something's you're reading

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or was it more of men already felt this way? I never knew that there was something that addressed this, that I was feeling.

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Clarity. That's the one that I'm talking about.

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That's the home, right? It's those feelings that you had. That was there initially, but it was kind of cloudy.

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And the Quran, a friend that is telling you about the Quran, Islam brings clarity to that. And that's exactly how it was for me. So that's when he told him was welcome home. And that's what I want to tell all of you.

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You're going to seem strange to some people, family members, friends, neighbors, you're going to seem strange, you're going to seem weird.

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That's fine. Okay. As long as you understand that your belief is not strange. As a matter of fact, it's very simple to explain to people, how many of you explain your experience to a family member?

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Okay, sometimes we feel bad that it's strange to them.

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Right? Because we have to understand they may associate it to a certain what?

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Islam they may associate Islam to a what?

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Terrorist? What else to a what

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was that?

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historical event? What about a certain type of

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culture?

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Right. Are you trying to be white trying to become Arab?

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Or are you trying to become Pakistani?

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You're not that.

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Are you talking to some guy that's gonna, is he trying to he's trying to Right?

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Right. So when you come home, it's like, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, none of that. I'm just God. Let's just talk about God. This is the feeling I have. Sometimes it's hard for them to understand. They realize you having that feeling. Welcome home. It's not strange. I'm here to here to let you know, in case you didn't write, that it's not strange. It is something that is natural. It's very simple. It's the one that created everything. That's the one that I worship. That's it.

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Nextly welcome here

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to the Valley Ranch Islamic Center.

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Welcome to the mosque. It I mean, you this is your first or second or third time in the mosque.

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Okay. Now, I really want to congratulate you all because in the midst of COVID, in the midst of what's going on, you're still coming to a mosque. Right? It takes a lot of courage. Takes a lot of courage, right?

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And me even talking to you and you willing to ask questions and answer them about who you are, where you from, takes a lot of courage. I really do appreciate that. Okay. Coming to the mosque is something that is so beloved by Allah, as you will see, it's a place of worship. How many of you used to go to the church,

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or a place of worship or any kind of any type of spiritual place doesn't have to be a church or anything? Right. So that is kind of what the mosque is. It's a place to where you want to come and show your gratitude to God. It's specifically built for that purpose. And that's the ultimate goals of it is to show gratitude in basically worship of God in different ways. Okay, so welcome here. Why am I saying that?

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Because man is about secrets. It's not Chris Was it again? Zack?

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Zack, man, you're gonna go to some mosques. As soon as you walk in.

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Oh, sorry, come.

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Right, and then they're gonna go speak their language.

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That's what's gonna happen.

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They're gonna look at you Sister sister was Lysandra less under them say, Hey,

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you walk in the last thing I saw on it.

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But you know, just just this

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is extreme. And then they go off into the little group with everyone that looks like them. That's it. Right?

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What is important for us to know is that we're humans.

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How many of us are familiar with the word complacent?

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What's complacent? Usually sounds

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like you're kind of

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okay.

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Okay. So yeah, is it like when you know something's either wrong or right, but you choose not to do anything about it. So you're being complacent.

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Okay, okay. Yeah, that's good. That can be a sign of complacency. Yeah, you're right. What else? What's the other meaning of complacent? What's a synonym of complacent?

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Zack, what you got

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Okay

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trying to please people, everyone.

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Some Yeah, it could be, that could be one reason that you stay complacent. Right? Like Zack, for instance, she said, you left, wherever you left. Right? If you're just like, was his job, whatever, you get no money.

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And then it just sucks. You know, it's terrible. Anyway, whatever. I'm sure you that's complacent. Right? You're just comfortable. You don't want to change.

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Right? So if you're in an environment, how many of you had a new? Exactly a new supervisor come in? Right? As soon as a new supervisor comes in, oh, God, who is this guy?

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Because you're, they're gonna make me have on call, they're gonna let you, you're automatically like, they're gonna get us out of my comfort zone. I'm not, I don't want that. We're human. We all face that. So if you're in a place of worship, and everybody's, they speak the same language and you don't speak, you come in there at the beginning.

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It's not comfortable for them. It's not comfortable, right? You're gonna face people that will do that to you. But that's why it's our responsibility as those of us that have been in the mosque for a while to make sure that that environment is lessened. Why we say lesson because as human beings, we feel that all the time and we're used to being around people like us, each and every one of us not even the color but even the culture for instance. Right. So that is something that you will face that you may not feel see this word.

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You may not feel what

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little louder, guys.

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You may not feel welcome. Okay.

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You may not feel welcome.

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I'm not saying it to you. I'm just saying just gently.

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Right? You may not feel welcome. It's been many times. I mean, let's just be totally frank here. Okay. I've been in Moscow. I'm a black man. Okay, I'm a black man. As soon as I speak so much Wow, you speak good English.

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Right? You speak good English. You know, in some places, if you're Caucasian, you embrace Islam. That's where you from? Like you're not from America. How can you be Muslim and do for America? Me I'm African. So that's that's like the way out.

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Right now she's born here. That's the reality. Let's Let's call a spade a spade. That's the reality. You're going to face it. But the guideline for you. That's very, very important.

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You separate the doer from the doctrine. You separate the

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doer, meaning the Muslim that practitioner, the one that practices the face faith from the what? The doctrine, the religion. Islam is perfect. Muslims are

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Muslims or not because they're human beings. Right? So it's very important. I want you to remember that welcome here. And this mask does a great job. MashAllah not just because I'd like to get the presentation and PR No, they do a good job. And they take this into a point. I mean, look at the sophistication. Right, very good job.

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Zack, can you read this verse first, please?

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Oh, you who have believed the Creed upon you as fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous? This is a verse in the Quran. Okay. As many of you may know, and may not it's totally fine. That our religion, the religion of Islam is primarily based off what is mentioned in the Quran, and in the life practices, statements and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Okay. That is what Islam, the text of where we get our proof or what we should do and what we shouldn't is based off of those two things. All right. Now this verse is in the second chapter of the Quran. The second chapter of the Quran is called baccata, which means the

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cow every name in the Koran has a specific story behind it or a relevance here. Okay. Now this was the cow called the cow.

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This verse is particularly talking about Ramadan. And this verse is the actual verse that substantiated or mentions the obligation to fast okay? Because he says oh, you have believed

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Oh, you have believed Why don't you work in

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it's up there

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okay, oh, you I believe decreed upon you is fasting is what?

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As it was decreed upon those What

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is it Elisa?

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So what do you think he means by those before you

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the profits, okay, and what and who else? Is the profit

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It also means the

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the followers, the people, thank you very good. So what is this? If you're talking to your non Muslim relatives, right, let's say Christian, how many of you familiar with what they placed on their forehead sometimes? What do they call it?

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Ash Wednesday, what do they do?

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They, they fast.

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Be fast. Why is that kind of important when you have dialogue with people that don't know about Islam?

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Say louder. Where's the mic with this is a mic moment. After you say dropped the mic, by the way.

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can find the connection, you can find the connection

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you had the

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right you can find the connection because people will think that Islam is what?

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Foreign,

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straight strange, right? To a certain continent. Right? That Allah is your God. My God is another God. Right? So this is important on those before you. So fasting is prescribed. Remember this verse chapter two verse what?

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183, chapter two verse what?

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Exactly, that you may become righteous. So this is one general description of the obligation of fasting in Islam. Now, the obligation of fasting in Islam is only for 30 days or is for one month, it could be 29 or it could be 30. Okay, generally, so it doesn't explain that here, but it'll explain it in other portions of the Islamic texts. So here it says perhaps that you may become righteous. This is important ladies and gentlemen.

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This is important that when God is talking about fasting, the ultimate goal, ultimate goal and I'm using this adjective very importantly, the ultimate goal of fasting is righteousness.

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Okay, man.

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When you hear the word righteous, what's one action that comes to your mind?

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Oh, try to do the best

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to do something very perfect. To do something that is perfect, perfect, okay. Such as

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behave that you can behave the best that you can. You know, it's interesting you said that because the Prophets wife, her name is Aisha right she said the Prophet Muhammad was on his best manners in Ramadan

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meaning that he doesn't mean like he was bad.

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But he would go he would go harder in Ramadan meaning increasing his prayers.

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Charity staying up in the middle of the night, and we're going to learn even in the last 10 days of Ramadan, he would stay in the mosque and wouldn't leave.

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Right

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Okay, so this is important the goal of this is to become righteous and that's why when I mentioned you'll find some Muslims they're Muslim but you don't see any signs of practicing but in Ramadan

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right it's like they're another person you don't see them where we are no, it was Ramadan and I gotta have to leave off the this and that and this and this and that and this and that and stuff you shouldn't be doing anyway. Right? Right. It's not like one time it's regular with it. Now I'm gonna leave off the smoke and I'm gonna leave off the line and leave off this net right so here this is the ultimate goal. Why? Because Ramadan

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is voluntary listen to this closely. Voluntary deprivation for spiritual conditioning.

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Voluntary what?

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Y'all are fasting

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Okay, now to speak up it's okay

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that we got some carbs back there fella tie just right. Voluntary what?

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For spiritual? What?

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More time? I thought I heard him already. I don't know if you're hearing me when you have a microphone.

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Yes, one more time. Voluntary. What?

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For spiritual what?

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Okay, now you know, I'm going to ask God to break I'll tell you I'm very interactive. Something is gonna happen by the end of the class. It's fine. We're brothers, sisters and brothers. Yeah, it's all good. All right. So then said any

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voluntary deprivation.

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Can you explain that

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like deprive depriving yourself.

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You want me to explain?

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Ben COVID

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You're sitting at home

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Your family reunion or your friends or someone that is asking you why you were a Muslim and why you're not eating? It's 12 in the afternoon, I know you're hungry. I was with you all day. Why are you naughty?

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And you say, I'm fasting. What is that?

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You're voluntarily fasting, you're willing to do it.

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Without no one telling you, okay? It just comes.

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Oh, you're there. You can

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see, when you're depriving yourself from something, you're, you're not. But

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you're taking something away from yourself. You're keeping away from something. depriving yourself is not giving yourself something it's not taking something in which you can take or what you should take. Right? You're doing that voluntarily in the case of Ramadan. Alisa, what are you depriving yourself from?

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She thinks she's off the hook.

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Okay, let's just play along like it's fine.

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Food, water? Sometimes, or I'm not sure exactly. But music thinks certain TV shows for married couples, as well. Okay.

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Tom and Jerry, is that louder? I don't know.

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Okay, it's almost like I saw you over there.

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Yes, you're depriving yourself primarily of food, water and relations with your spouse. Okay, those three the other things you mentioned? Generally yes, but we get a little more specific in that just generically being on your best manners of doing what you know is right and staying away from what you know is wrong.

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You held accountable for your knowledge. If you do something wrong, you don't know what's wrong. Allah will hold you accountable for that inshallah God will get okay. So voluntary deprivation we got that out the way Zach

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Oh Zack

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for spiritual conditioning, what is spiritual conditioning

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preparing yourself to

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like god

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yeah, preparing yourself getting yourself ready to take God in your your you're building your relationship with God. That's it. That's exactly it. You're preparing yourself conditioning, you're preparing for something you're preparing for. When you condition yourself, you're preparing for something, you're doing something over and over and over and over again. In order to get better at something or in order to get used to something

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to where when you meet or do that thing. You're in, you're in good shape. Right? So this one is spiritually when we say spiritual, what do we mean? Actually

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when you think spiritual, what do you do we take stars do we think rainbows do we think

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I incense?

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I think of like, like certain like, I guess religious acts like maybe prayers. Like it's like actually living the faith. Living the faith. Okay. Yeah. Living your faith. So faith is something you believe in. Okay, that sometimes you can't see it's not tangible. It's a feeling right? So when we say spiritual conditioning, you're voluntarily depriving your yourself for a spiritual reason

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you're doing this to get closer to God.

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Right?

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So

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70

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Oh, you're fasting Oh, so are you doing like the intermittent fasting thing? That's why you're fasting right? It makes sense. Okay, I got

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that it?

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No. What? What was the question? So you're, you're not fasting for health reasons.

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If you're feeling I'm playing you're feeling really good.

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The family member now? No, I will say no. Yes, no, then Okay. So you're voluntarily depriving yourself why? Why are you not eating and drinking?

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Remember we said spiritual conditioning How do you explain it to them?

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I will see it as I will not be eating or drinking

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because that's the way that

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you become more

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humble, like closer to God you feel like

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your connection with God grows stronger somehow? I don't know. No. You didn't know you do know, you do know, you know it but articulating it I can tell. I can tell that's good enough. Know Exactly. you're depriving yourself for something much greater and especially when people that are not Muslim, see, you're not eating you're not drinking for spiritual reasons, some people that are not spiritual, let's say okay, okay, you're trying to get that connection to whoever your whatever and whenever and however it's cool. It's cool. Sounds like okay, you're depriving them for God. Wow, that's a commendable app if they believe in God themselves. Right? So yes, it's something that at

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least at least a personal say, it's a commendable thing that you're doing that for that reason. Okay. And that is the essence of righteousness. you're depriving yourself for that reason, voluntary preparation for spiritual

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conditioning and conditioning. It's showing that it's something what Zach?

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You there with me? Yeah. What

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you mentioned earlier.

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Spiritual.

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Closer. Yeah, you're preparing yourself. So it's something continuous? It's not just one time.

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It's not just one time. All right, first of all, Don, good. I'm back to the real me.

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Right? No, I always tell myself first and the Muslims that Ramadan should serve as a starting point to get to gain a new habit. You'll find a lot of times it's kind of like

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New Year's Eve or Christmas.

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You know, Tis the season to be jolly outside of that, yeah. Jolly Nigella. It's okay. But this is the season. Right? Ramadan should be a beginning. Okay. I want to start to pray the first prayer

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after this Ramadan, oh, God make it easy for me to pray this first prayer.

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I want to stop wasting my time at this certain time of the day that takes me away from the prayer. You know, this month, you have that oath of God and each one of you have your own, we all have our demons in our closet. But in sha Allah, the closet gets smaller.

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Right? Ramadan is the best, not the only but the best time to work on it and we're going to see why. Okay, so that is the verse please don't forget this verse.

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This is the verse that substantiates that shows that Ramadan is fasting is not something new.

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Therefore, when we fast in the month of Ramadan, which is something that's newly introduced being 30 days, it's not something that is new being that it's a righteous practice someone that's religious, sees that Muslims fast, it's gonna be okay or fast as well. But then when they hear 30 days, like wow, that shows a level of

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commitment.

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I can

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people look at you like you're crazy when you say that you don't drink water or food. The shock comes when you say no water. Yes, for me personally. Of course, you'll look at me like I'm crazy. Yeah, who in their life has not drank water voluntarily? You know, for let's say 16 hours because in that night, you can drink water, but it's just during the day, right? Oh, yes, definitely a shot Correct. Yes, sir.

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Oh, you're great.

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You've done it. The faster said that was strange. No.

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All right.

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That's what we wanted to capitalize on. So when we talked about the goal, this is the ultimate goal. There are many other goals but the main goal here ladies and gentlemen, His righteousness,

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Righteousness, righteousness, our continuous acts of gratitude to God.

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When you're doing that act, you're conscious that this is for God. Because you may be praying to pray we just prayed, but I'm thinking about that the new Muslim class Oh care my notes. Okay, okay. All right. Am I focused?

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It could be forgot, oh, Allah allow this lesson to be a good deed for me on the scale when there's no return on the Day of Judgment when I need my good deeds. Oh, Allah, forgive me for being late. Oh, Allah, forgive me, for whatever the case may be. That's what I'm talking about. When you constantly think like that, and the more when you walk around on this earth, you think about, what am I doing? And is that showing your gratitude to God? Or is it showing gratitude? That is a process of a righteous person.

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miraculous things can happen to a person that thinks that way? How many of you had things that happened in your life? And you're like, I don't even know how this took place, and it's something you wanted.

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Right? That's

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goes with there's something beyond your ultimate control that has control. Right? When you're righteous, you recognize that when you're trying to be righteous, right. And another caveat I want to mention

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I

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nor any minister email

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does not have the right to say that you're not righteous.

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We all think that but sometimes people will make you feel that you're not righteous.

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Right? No one has the right to do that. Remember that because you're a new Muslim or whatever, or you're not from a certain group or whatever. No one has that right. Only Allah knows what's in your heart. Okay. That's why when we talk about someone that's religious, the religious person is the person that tries that's it.

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If you're praying four times a day, and you hope in your heart to pray five, but you're not a morning person, and you're trying, you're setting your alarm. Two weeks go by you still wake up with the sun in your face. And you know, the morning prayer was an hour ago.

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I was one of those people. Right? God knows if you care, he knows if you're trying. That's the religious person. That is a religious person. There may be someone that prays six prayers a day they pray the five and then they prey on at night. But they're constantly talking about people. They're constantly yelling, when they come in the master. They're hustling they can hurt us when they're at home.

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Right.

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Allah knows who's righteous right.

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Okay, the Islamic calendar.

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The Islamic calendar follows the lunar calendar we have what is the Gregorian calendar which is the calorie during March, April, May, June, July, right. And we have the lunar calendar which is determined by the moon.

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Okay, which is roughly 354 days. Okay, instead of 365. So you will find throughout the year that the Islamic calendar will not correspond with the court recording

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their Gregorian calendar

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meaning Well, firstly, the months are different amounts have different names, but you will not find the 15th Ramadan being the 15th of April every single year. No, it skips by every 11 days a year. Okay. So do not expect to see the 15th of this month and Islamic calendar to correspond with the 15th of this month in the Gregorian calendar. Is everyone with me? Yes.

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Now I'm going to teach us some Arabic words while we go on. How many of you familiar with inshallah

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was inshallah me?

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Okay, okay, okay. Inshallah means have gotten rules.

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Okay, what is the salam alaikum.

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Peace be upon you. All right. We're getting somewhere. Okay.

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All right. So the crescent moon marks the beginning of every month in.

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In what?

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In Islam? You're seeing this symbol for Islam, right? It's the crescent and the what?

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The star star has no symbol in Islam.

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It's just to distinguish us if we're in an interfaith event or something like that. Right. But the say

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that's a good question. I don't

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it's a good question.

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She asked

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the moon

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yeah, you'll find when they if you're looking to interfaith event, or if you want to use the Islamic logo, you'll see a crescent and the start right. You ever seen that? Yeah. From an Islamic perspective, like you know, doesn't have a significance in Islam tracing back to an event in Islam originally. No, the star doesn't.

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The moon just symbolizes the mark to determine the entrance of a month which is Islamic and outside of Islam because it's the lunar calendar.

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We Muslims use that entrance of the month of Ramadan because we want to find out when Ramadan

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starts.

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Now, is everyone with me?

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When do you see the crescent moon

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the beginning of the month? What part of the day? Do you see the crash at noon?

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Well, not late afternoon. Yes, ma'am.

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We're gonna see because noon is what time Zach 12 late afternoon is like what time?

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Five, six of evening, right? That's when the sun disappears

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and

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The evening comes right? And that's when the moon will show.

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And that actually is the entrance of the prayer called Maghrib. Right which is the fourth prayer

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or just five prayers. There's the fourth one and the yet one more called a shot which is the night night prayer right?

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That is when the day starts. In reality in Islam and the lunar calendar the day starts when the moon is shown for us in the Gregorian calendar the day starts

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sunrise. So in other words, sunset is the entrance of the new day.

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Right there and with me that's just the lunar calendar rule. The day starts because we follow the moon and not the sun.

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Is there with me? That's important. Why is this important?

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I have to mention this bombshell and some of the listen to you're gonna laugh but

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what time is it?

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Okay,

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the entrance of Ramadan

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Go ahead, go ahead. Good good

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after basically

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after maghrib as well.

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Normally you would say Oh, I'm gonna start fasting in the morning but Ramadan started the night like

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whenever. Yep. So to so it's Monday.

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It's Monday morning. You start fasting in the morning. But when did Monday really enter?

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Which day?

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Sunday evening, that's when Monday started.

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And we're saying Sunday evening couldn't fall on the Gregorian calendar now.

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You understand? Yeah. That's where it kind of gets kind of difficult for those that prepare Ramadan schedules

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Yeah, and I'm also saying this is because when the Maghrib prayer is done that fourth prayer that determines when they see the moon you will see Muslims in some mosques standing outside waiting to see the

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crescent moon This is one of the authentic ways to do it. This was the companions to do we didn't they didn't have all those utensils to determine right to see theirs if they see a crescent moon then they will announce to their communities fast tomorrow ladies and gentlemen

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okay

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you're ready you're listening let me know when you're done writing because I'm about to drop a bombshell

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just tell you something.

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Okay.

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Some people will use modern technology to determine when the birth of the moon is

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they're going with me

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therefore they do not have to wait the night have to go outside and look at the moon

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because you realize if there's a prayer Muslims are waiting to see if Ramadan is going to start the next day Do we have to fast the next day is the next day the first of Ramadan technically we're the first round Don't be they saw the movement. Why am I saying this?

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Zack asked me why are you saying this but I want you to look like this when you're asking me say why are you saying this dude

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I'll tell you why that

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I know this is hard to believe but Muslims disagree with each other. I know this I know. This is difficult to understand. May I now get to axiom 50 Muslims disagree with each other we disagree you know what sometimes we even argue

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can I believe that?

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At least that you believe that? You believe you do.

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Where am I going?

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This

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is

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so she is the kind of calculator

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Okay, okay.

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Or

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disagreement, but guess what, even in amongst the Sunnis they'll disagree on this. I'm not going to get too technical there but the main reason I'm telling you this is because if you see your Muslim mentor saying I'm going to follow calculations, calculations meaning that already know when Ramadan is gonna start a year before because they follow calculations.

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They know and they estimate when the birth of the moon is going to be another person may say your other mentor or your other friends are like no, no, no, no, no, you can't do that. We have to see.

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Okay, just know they're both Muslim. It's fine. Choose one

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neither is wrong

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Good

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what would you recommend in that practice of like his answer first time I hear about the question like and so why should I now I want this is like wait you know that would be our experience

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worth teaching

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yeah

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yeah you don't very good you're she says

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yeah yeah so that's one logical reason that people would value or choose to go and look at it and do not look at the calculations because the the experience but again I said Islam is based off of what primary two things Quran and what

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right so you'll find within the sayings and teachings that the Prophet said fast when you see it and break your fast when you see it. Now I'm getting a little academic here I'm just gonna dip in and dip out. Okay, come dipping in random. Okay. See, does it mean with the eyes? Or does it mean with an instrument?

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Who are you gonna say?

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In 2021? See, this is the argument. It's not an argument. This is the discourse between scholars.

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And as you know, Islam is a religion of scholarship. It's not just

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okay, we'll just go with this.

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Have you studied Islam? No, you know Arabic No, no, Have you memorized the first chapter of the Quran? What's the first time to the grind

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these kinds of people they're not going to tell me how to practice my religion.

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You understand?

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Okay, now I did that no, we don't have that issue. I just wanted you to understand that this is one of the major issues that you'll find within the Muslim community do not let that deter you from coming to the mosque

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from not speaking to listeners that you disagree with it's totally fine. Right? I'm really pushing this and mentioning this because I've seen this happen time and time again and I will continue to see it particularly with Congress Why don't you go ahead and listen so much drama over there man.

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It can even determine Ramadan starts Are you kidding me? Right

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choose one keep it moving.

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All right.

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Now, these are the 12 months of the blessing month of what

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you saw in calendar which is a Gregorian or lunar, lunar Exactly. So you see here these are the 12 months actually 12 months are mentioned in the Quran.

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Right. He said in this recording in the lock natural shot and I tend to vary the number of months with Allah are 12 Right.

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Anyways, I feel that there are four blessed months, but here month Normal Dawn is the ninth month

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Okay. Ramadan is the what? nine month right now we are in Rojava

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Okay,

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the month of Ramadan, excuse me, the month of Shaban

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is also a month that the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him used to fast

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it's not an obligatory fast it's a preferred fast one of the reasons behind him doing that was to prepare for the

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obligatory fast

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okay, and she and his wife Aisha, she actually said that he used to fast all of it except a little that's how I said an Arabic so basically he would fast the majority of the month

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okay

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hi Joe from women hides the fifth pillar of Islam which is performed in this month

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lol Hijjah

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okay

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anyone have any questions comments before we move on

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so Ramadan is rough, this is a good example yes yes.

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Ramadan is going to be April 12

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Some mosque is out if asked about the Masonic my brother's hamdulillah inshallah Ramadan will be able 12 semesters I say no, no bro, how do you know that?

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Your understanding, right. So roughly roughly roughly Ramadan

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is April 12 or 13. Roughly is to stay away from any this and that Okay. Which means we have about a month and a half left. Okay.

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Now

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we just talked

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about which month in the lunar calendar year Ramadan is it is the what which month

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the ninth month right okay. Now when does the fasting start in Ramadan

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or in anytime you want to fast as a Muslim inside of Ramadan being the obligatory fast or outside of Ramadan being the non you don't have to you can not obligatory fast

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there with me and then you're with me

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Ramadan you have to fast outside Ramadan you don't have to preferrable too fast. Either way you get reward, all right? From Who?

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Who? Allah. God.

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All right. Now, what is the time span for fasting

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as we see here, this is the daytime. And this is the what time

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nighttime. So the day starts, you know, Dawn, here, this is giving a rough time, mind you throughout the year, the times are going to change literally every day Muslim salon the select that because coming up, prayer is coming up is going to change by the minute but as the days go, okay, including daylight savings, it'll change. Okay. So here, Don is when one starts there fast.

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Everyone with me?

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So let's say Dawn is determined and see determining these times is calculation. The use calculation on this to determine the times.

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Yeah, it is calculation determined at times here. Okay, so let's say dawn comes in at what time Zach?

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6am.

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Nighttime in the blue. You can eat drink.

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Everything's okay. All right.

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Yes, ma'am. Exactly. From 6pm to 559 and 58 seconds

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Thank you.

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559 50 tickets, why not? Six?

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Yes, yes, yes.

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Right.

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So if you have an alarm clock what is that? What is the other knows what the alarm is?

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The other one is a call to prayer. So Zack, if you walk in the mosque one day Valley Ranch brought to you by yourself. And it's like, Have you called the brother

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calling you down and saying the Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar. That's called the Adan.

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Alon comes from the word Odin, which means IR. So that is the call to prayer.

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There are some apps that are pretty reliable. There's one called the Amazon App, which is probably the most reliable. If you have any suggestions, please let us know. That will tell you the entrance for every prayer the time the prayer comes in. Okay.

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There's a schedule out here.

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It tells you the time of the congregation of the prayer. It's a slight difference. Going on a slight tangent. It's kind of important.

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So dawn comes in at 6am Correct. The mosque you may see prayer fajr prayer 615

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You're like I thought it comes in at six. That's the time that they congregate they give a 15 minute gap for people prepare to drive and all that. Okay. They made it 625 It's not how long? It's fine. How long means

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not allowed? Right. So that's when it comes in. So if you set your clock set your clock for like 550 or 545 or even earlier than that, why? Why did I say that?

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You're well, okay. We'll do what else

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you should eat.

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Prepare your meal, prepare your moods and prepare your meal. Yeah. Right. Exactly. So you want to have your breakfast. You know, the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

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He said to eat your child. So for everyone said support again. Su h you are yet to have that to the closest time to when the fajr prayer comes in.

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Yes, ma'am. Go ahead.

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So, what I don't understand is so you wake up

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you prepare your meal. And then you do will do and then you do the prayer or how does you could do it, we'll do whenever you want. That is no, there's no special, it doesn't affect, like if you get it. Right, because the prayer is because of the entrance of the time. It's the Frederick prayer. Because that's the time. Let's say that the dawn comes in

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the call for the fajr prayer

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is the sign of the entrance of Fajr time.

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Yeah, I get confused with that. Because, like, I have the app that lets me know, like, when the prayer will have been around, like whatever like,

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like, if I'm busy. I don't know if I have, how long do I have to actually perform? Excellent question. Next question. Excellent question. Let me answer this and then I will get to that. Okay. So 555 45, five o'clock. Use that time to pray, to eat, okay. To eat to get strength for the rest of the yellow.

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Because you cannot eat or drink for this whole time span until you get here.

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Okay, yes.

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F question was, so they really like you can, because I think this is my last year was my first one was an extended family.

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And I was very, like, they would say, like,

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stop eating, even before then, like it was just very close for nearly five minutes.

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Five minutes.

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Literally Islamically you can eat all the way to 550 Totally fine.

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Some people are doing that just to ensure that you make it

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because it is risky. And that's why people do it. And it's fine. You know, and that's and they're doing it trying to be you know, looking out for you looking out for your best interest.

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know, if you're sure that he was

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like maybe five minutes before that's it's a better practice. Right, just to have that practice this certain short right

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now, the fajr prayer,

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prayer, our time spins.

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So further comes in, at what time Sunday

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6pm. So that at 6am, you'll hear the song called on your app in the mosque, whatever, that's the time that the prayer comes in. In Ramadan, that's the time that your departure time comes in. That means when you that's when you should start fasting, the prayer, you can pray Fudger from this time to when the sun rises, or always when the sun Well, this is actually you know, there's the birth of the sun. So they have the they call it

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the true and the untrue Fajr. Basically, when you will see there's two types of

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display of the sun light, okay, you will see a Horus you'll see a vertical light.

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Okay, and then when it rises more, it'll become more horizontal. Right? In any case, the photo time is a time span roughly when the sun rises, and it's fully risen. That is generally the time for Fudger to be prayed. Okay? Now, if you wake up and the sun is up, and it's like 10am still pray Fudger

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if you wake up and the time has passed, you still pray the prayer that you have missed.

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The best time to pray the prayer is as soon as the time comes in. So say the more time the noon prayer is at 1205. It comes in at 205. You don't plan to go to the mosque and pray with the congregation they pray at 1230. Right. You're at home work whatever the case if it comes in at 1205 and 1206. Go make your will do if you need to, and then pray.

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That's what will seven totally fine. The best way to do it.

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Mother comes in at 837 pray at 838 39 Best way to do it. A shot comes in at 905 pray at 9069079 way. Best way to do it.

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But if you can't, it's totally fine. It's just from 905 all the way to midnight. You could pray at 10 You can pray to 11 you could pray until midnight 12.

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Right

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now your sponsor, let's say midnight Sunday all the way till before Frederick comes in either way. That's the answer your question? Yeah. Okay.

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No problem. Okay. So this is the time span for fasting. It's all the way this time all the way till sunset. And what's the sign of sunset? Islamically

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Okay, okay, yoga. Okay, the crescent moon

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and the call to prayer.

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In

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the call to prayer, so as soon as you hear that call to prayer you will see Muslims in the mosques exactly welcome to the mosque you'll see Muslims hopefully this year maybe maybe not because COVID but usually in the mosque you'll see people there'll be like

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plastic

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runways I don't know

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there's like plastic you got it right sheets maybe that'll work and they put like fruits on it and dates and stuff and Muslims are sitting there they're waiting

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they're talking with each other so if I were to look at you'll see another Muslim Williams Escalade with a rifle referred to who aims this could be a

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lot of work okay, but they're reading Quran right? You'll see some

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they're making dua you know, dollars guys.

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Prayer like supplication.

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It's kind of you putting your hands and you're asking God give me this. Oh, Allah give me this. Why do you do it like this? When they do like this? This is for severe situations. But if you do like this, like that, either way, it's fine. Doesn't matter.

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Talk about this is how you're accepted. This is how you do this will be invalid. So are there any what are the rulings?

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Oh,

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great question. We're going to talk about all that. But yeah, now

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in Islam, there are certain preferable times to make sure you can make dua you can put your hands up and pray anytime,

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anytime, but it's not preferable to do it in certain places that are maybe impure, like, you don't do it in the bathroom. Right? But you can do it at any time. Just the generic and I'm saying generic drugs. Just to pray in your car when you about to go to work anytime, right? Now it doesn't mean if you don't do this, you can't pray like if you're driving you don't like put your knee on the wheel and you know, you could just Oh ALLAH forgive me for this. You just thought about something you did. Oh ALLAH forgive me for this. Oh ALLAH forgive me, oh Allah make that make sure all of the good deeds that I did, please expiate that previous and something like that, right? It's fine.

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That's fine. Now, as far as the fajr prayer things there are prohibited times for Fajr and Ossur, which we will talk about inshallah. Okay.

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So with the McGraw prayer, let's say it comes in at 6pm. Right, Zach comes in at 6pm.

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As soon as if you know, in your app, or your at the mosque, and you see the people, you know, at the time, when the sun is going down, it's preferable to pray, it's preferable to ask God because the sun's coming down. It's preferable to do that because the DUA the prayer of the fasting person, as a prophet said, is not rejected.

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So when you're in this voluntary deprivation, for spiritual conditioning, you want to increase yourself in those spiritual acts from them is what

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from them is

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punching in your time clock you came in late? It's 607. And it's six o'clock and you go to you walk to your boss as Zack you just got here.

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That's my guy there. Zack. The manager knew you got late. He just says hey, you just got here. He's like, Yeah, I just got here. It is what it is. That's the righteous act right there, man. Right. So yes.

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When that Adan is called,

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you will see Muslims that are down here. They're rushing to get their food to break their fast. This is also preferable.

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Now Now when I say rush, I don't mean

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No, I don't mean that. I mean, you just

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get the food as quick as possible. As a mercy.

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You understand is what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that he said the OMA will continuously be blessing when they do this x and it's I mean again, Allah knows that you're trying Allah knows that you're doing your best you know, in some cases, you may not want to look at the food.

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You know,

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you may want to if you're cooking, like married if you're cooking and it's Ramadan, turn the when it comes to vacuum thing.

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The exhaust because if you smell the fluids

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yeah oh Allah loves the patient

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or with his brother he when he

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Yeah, well, yeah, that's preferably not to do that prefer to do that. Alright.

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His brother when he suffers food, and rather he's very all laws with the patient a lot is with the patient. He just constantly repeated because it was so difficult for him was first year. But in any case, that's when one should start to

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You eat, okay?

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Just a side point.

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Mister

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okay.

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You want to

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fasting

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is very very healthy by the way very healthy. Okay? So in breaking your fast you don't want to

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because your body is going to absorb and really attach itself to whatever it consumes at that moment so if you consume a lot of salty food that moment you're going to feel very bloated it's going to take in all that water that you're consuming so it's preferably maybe consumed some fruit some light food dates, vegetables or dates. Watermelon right get you some water replenish yourself and then 30 to 45 minutes after then you eat some food inshallah Okay, so that's what's preferred when you break your fast drink some water don't drink a lot of water even know because you're gonna get blown he's gonna you're gonna feel bloated right?

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That's the general description of

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when one starts to fast and one on breaks their fast Okay, does anyone have any questions regarding that

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no questions

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yes what happens is you sleep in

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sleeping

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but I was

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so tired that Miss

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Good question. So finder comes in at what time guys

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so then it was making a lot of dua

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she just met Maria. Somebody is a nice person and while she was thinking it, you know, three in the morning she got up and she prayed for money for Mary Excuse me. She prayed for Mary She just pray pray pray pray, pray. Pray.

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He started crying. She got exhausted. She goes to sleep at 4:57am Guys 4:57am

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She wakes up

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causes the curtain

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she realizes it is Shin 50 1am

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So then it is starving

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What can she do

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wake up or not

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no

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you can't What

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are you can fattening? You had to fast? Oh, I'm sorry. Sorry.

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Can she eat

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Do you not fat or you just eat a little bit and

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what do you think?

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Professional faster.

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No, you have to fast.

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Yeah, just don't pray for Mary.

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You have to fast you have to fast.

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Yes, you have to fast just complete the day and Allah knows. You know what you're attempting what you're trying to manifest another question.

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You're visiting your non Muslim relatives because you want them to see that you're okay. It's the 15th day they thought you were going to die. They thought you were going to start speaking in another language because you're wearing this thing and you're acting all weird and you know you're not you know, you're not doing things you used to do. In this weird month that wasn't called Rhema Rema. Ramadan. Yet it's the 15th day you're gonna show them Look, I'm not eating. I'm not drinking. I'm fine. Okay, you sit at the table.

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The mom makes some dish that you haven't seen in a while.

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And then she's talking to you about the relatives that just came and you're like, Yes, I could. No, are you saying? No, I was. Haven't seen her. So how she doing?

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Really? And then your seven year old nephew.

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Please tell me so. Aren't you doing the naughty thing?

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What do you do?

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The entire thing is valid if you mess up, or if you have to make

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me What do you think?

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to

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figure

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out, I realized that I should stop

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eating.

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Stop eating. Yes, that's right. Next question.

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What was the last question? Yeah, go ahead.

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Is it in the entire class? Or do you have to make up? Tell tell him?

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No,

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if you forgotten, take this as a general rule

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was not going to be totally general knock cases. But let's just take this understanding this particular case.

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If you forgot,

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during your fast, and you ate, or drank, do as Mary said, Okay. And you don't have to make the day up.

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You just stop eating, and you continue your fest, and you count it as a day of your fasting, it counts.

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That happened to you.

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One more question. So last week, I participated even though I wasn't I didn't do much harm by it. But I participated. And I didn't have too much knowledge on how exactly he was supposed to go. Anyway, I had the general basis of like, the time and

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everything. But I, I got severely dehydrated, because like I said, I wasn't I didn't have all the knowledge that I needed. So at that time, could I have, as soon as I replenished myself and like, because I stopped because I got basically sick? You know, I was really dehydrated. So after I had fixed that, could I make up that time that I that I messed up? We listen. No, no.

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No, no, that time? No, it doesn't. It's it's particularly this obligation is for those that have embraced the faith of Islam. Right? No, I'm just saying, like, if that were to happen again, or anything to anybody, because I know that there are some people who have medical issues where they can ah, we're going to talk about that. Yes. I'm saying that last time, even though I was Muslim, just in case that happens again. Oh, I'm sorry. I'm sorry. Yes, ma'am.

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Or just to really be hydrated? And then make up that time? Yes, ma'am. If you replenish and continue eating because of your sickness, or whatever the case may be, then you'd have to make that day a very good question. And we're going to talk about that. We're going to talk about that a pregnant woman, an elderly man that takes glucose, right? Dialysis, right? Do they have to fast or not? Are they considered sick or not? Is a pregnant woman considered? Take the case of a sick person or not? What level of sickness constitutes permissibility to break their fast? Is it just a migraine headache? Or is it a small headache? Or is it a migraine headache? We're going to talk about that

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and so

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the question any other questions?

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Okay, so that is generally what we talked about. So talking about fasting the main goal of this is to obtain righteousness it's an internal experience before external fasting is a sign of ultimate sacrifice for the one that brought you into this earth and can easily take you away. So when you do that, remember it's voluntary what

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for what

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spiritual conditioning? Please remember that also a small thing I'll talk about it but some guidelines and things to eat drink when fasting, you know?

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Yeah, one thing you want to break your fast with is like electrolytes. So if you get like some electrolytes, like some, there's some we'll talk about it inshallah.

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To bring them back to hydration when you want to prepare too fast. It's good to get some fiber. So like oatmeal, dates, dates, like a superfood. It's been even rated as a superfood. It has good amounts of sugar good amounts of potassium, and fiber as well. So far it keeps you keeps you feeling full. Not like cinnamon toast crunch and

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Reese's and honeycomb and all that's right, all that sugar. It's gonna you're gonna feel hungry. You're getting filled, dehydrated, right? So yeah, we'll talk about that inshallah. Fruits is good because it gives you some good sugar to give you energy shot a lot like watermelons even mangoes, right? Some good fruit challah. Now the question

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no questions. Okay, Zack come along later and just Sokoloff Hermes, may Allah reward you for coming. Please spread the message to your friends. If any one of you that know about anyone that you may know that can come to this class, please let them know inshallah we will be having this on Sundays. At this time. We're probably gonna start a little later. Inshallah to Allah if you have any comments, you can come to me personally. Speak to one of them. Leave it online inshallah. Tada.

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Thank you for your courage thank you for coming I hope you benefited from this sha Allah may Allah bless you in this beautiful month and in the months to follow inshallah Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah