Ramadan Prep for Reverts #2
Channel: Abdullah Oduro
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Okay, so now salatu salam ala Rasulillah are the early he was suffering he woman with a bad.
So who remembers what we talked about? Oh, let's continue. I'm so sorry. Yes sir. He was like, Wait, he's like
Kevin, pleasure to meet you.
Okay, so where are you from? I grew up in Wichita, Kansas. Wichita, Kansas. What brought you to Dallas? How long you've been in Dallas? My third year in Dallas. Okay, nice. Nice. You like it here? Yeah. I like Dallas is big.
I was in Georgia before this. Trees and very green,
concrete jungles last year.
So when did you decide to embrace Islam?
think three months ago.
But about a year ago is kind of when I started to
learn more considering
okay, what's one word you would describe that experience
was rewarding, rewarding.
Just kind of along the way, like, as I've learned things, it's
it's been challenging and like a lot to learn. But
it's also kind of
helped me see things in new ways in my life and new ways to come.
Michelle, it's good. Great. Pleasure to have you here.
i Anna, okay. Ray from Korea, originally from
Champaign, Illinois. Okay. I'm making like a no, I'm just saying it again. Like that's how you know, oh, Champaign, Illinois. Okay, okay.
Zach, okay. Yeah. Okay, so when did you decide to convert to Islam
in October October 20 Okay, okay
couple of years Wow
my personal background
one it's something else that was more
more in depth in regards to the relationship which which aspirin we've got
Okay, okay, so it wasn't difficult to actually make that transition or to it wasn't okay, great name again was Tiana okay. Can pleasure
Ellis was here last week. Yes. Welcome again Listen
Selena was here last week. sat in the back over there. And Alyssa sat right here next to someone that's not here today.
It wasn't him again. The Sandra okay and Ashley was here and more hygiene was here right
Oh, no. Oh, what's going on on
Let's go on.
Hi, hi. You're saying hi like you know, you remember me
see like this you probably something like this. Or maybe Canada room not just
see my face.
No, remember me? No. Now you will. Inshallah.
How are you?
I like your pink box. That's your pink ball is that mom's pink bottle.
is pink your favorite color?
Even though you have a pink mask, pink shirt, pink bottle.
What's your favorite color?
What is your favorite color? Oh, nice. Let's show let's run it. Okay. Okay.
All right. Last week, Alyssa and Zack, y'all are in the hot seat
Do you remember generally what we spoke about Zach?
Oh, I went over a lot as
we spoke about the 12 months
kind of went over spiritual conditioning ourselves okay
kind of explaining the importance of Ramadan the moon the times to buy cetera okay
we said Ramadan Alisa Can you fill in the blanks for us please Alyssa
okay so you can't remember this one or that one?
pressure pressure pressure
the seventh month
Zack, what do you think? Yeah.
It's the ninth month not only don't say, Oh, God, we're not done yet. You still have another opportunity? Listen.
Any Islamic calendar is what month Okay, I see. I'm off. I'm off. Now. I'm on there. I'm in vision now. See, now I'm out of vision.
Now, man, no, no,
no, you're not gonna move the camera? I got you.
Yes. Got the Islamic calendar. So as the Islamic calendar is based off of what
which is called What kind of calendar? Lunar very good. So the lunar calendar is based off of the what you said
the Sun or the Moon?
The Moon therefore, we determine the beginning of the month by the
the sunset Oh, and she was here last week. I totally forgot. I'm so sorry. So we determined the beginning. She's
when it's we determined the beginning of the moon by the what?
By the crescent, which is basically the
sunset. Because when the sun set the moon crash
So that's how we tell the beginning of the month. That's how we tell the beginning of the
Right? Because actually, in the lunar calendar, the days start by what we call mothering or basically the evening prayer, that's the fourth prayer of the day roughly. Right. So you know we have five prayers, right? Right. So those five prayers that we talked about Shala many of you may see may see the symbol of Islam like when you see
what does this what does this guy's
cross and then we will see the whole point of this right now I'm not doing it right
one to six points, right.
Give me like two triangles overlap. There you go. Boom, boom, see, I got this boom.
Right. And this is the Islamic symbol is what this right?
Exactly, I don't either. This has no significance Islamically speaking.
It has no significance. This does because it just symbolizes that.
That's it. So when you see the moon know that it marks the beginning of the day and the beginning of the month because the month is made of
days. Right. So in Ramadan, as I mentioned that they will determine the beginning of the month of Ramadan, which is the
ninth month by people going you'll see in some mosque, people will go out and look at the moon like after the prayer that's coming up is the McGraw prayer. It's the fourth prayer right.
So they'll go out and they'll look for the moon.
Okay, that's how they'll determine
the beginning of Ramadan, the beginning of Ramadan, okay. We also give a definition for fasting. How did we define it? We said it over and over actually kind of hypnotize y'all I hypnotize you without the
swinging thing I don't know if that's permissible in Islam maybe
right what was what did I hypnotize you what was the definition
Very good. Voluntary deprivation
okay what do you think about that
sound right to you
know why not
I'm listening I'm just moving this thing and it's I'm listening
voluntary deprivation for spiritual conditioning
Okay, okay. What would you view fasting is?
Absolutely. All right. All right we'll fast it was way intermittent fasting. Right when we're talking about fasting from the religious sense
is that that
that could be a
that could be a plus from that but what is it exactly? Kind of you come from a Christian family right? Okay. Did they celebrate Christmas your family? Okay.
If you had a fairly Christian family, Christian Christian family gathering, like my family is Christian as well. Okay.
What is this fasting that you do? Kind of what is it? How would you just how would you define it to me just in a couple of words
really fascinated by the fact that
for a while, your basic d&d for a while, it wasn't really work for your purposes.
It was for, for discipline, to show a level of control and things that were not good for you. Okay, so if they asked you about your fasting in Islam,
why do you as a Muslim fast?
To come closer to God. Okay. So when we talk about this definition,
you're voluntarily depriving yourself
fasting from TV fasting from Netflix, fasting from?
Well, some of you may fast from Netflix, not fast from Hulu, that depends on what kind of person and if you'd like to old school shows, you may not fast from Hulu. And that's really what you should be fasting from. But even though you're not fed, you understand right now, like I'm that person or anything like that, just say, right? So you'll fast from something that you know, that is good for you or bad, that is bad for you. You're voluntarily depriving yourself but as you said, Here, as you mentioned, Sr. That is not forgotten. It may be for some
purpose of discipline.
But in Islam, it's for spiritual conditioning.
When we say spiritual, what word comes to mind you say spiritual.
Chris, Kevin, Chris, what word comes to mind? When you hear?
Not saying when you hear
when you say spiritual? What word comes to mind?
I mean, same thing, but when it comes to that, it's like
exactly what she said and what I said last time, it's it's
your connection with God
with the higher power so when you think spiritual, you think of the spirit, that portion that connects with the higher
power with God. Right? So you're conditioning your spirit, your self, because you know that what?
has commanded you to do so and God loves it. Because what's the word here? You're gonna play a little wheel of fortune is a wheel of fortune
this is easy. Come on, guys.
Even though it's kind of tilted
deck, you know, my handwriting wasn't that bad. Alright, so mostly what does that knows? I know it wasn't that bad. Thank you, Chris. Thank you, Kevin.
Yeah, no, I'm thinking this breaks or maybe just being all nice.
So oh yes to boom.
Sacrifice, you're sacrificing, eating, drinking and having relations with your partner from sunup to sundown, for 30 days. That's Ramadan.
Your volunteer voluntarily depriving yourself from what eating, drinking and being with your partner, okay? For spiritual conditioning, to condition yourself to be a better Muslim. In other words, to condition yourself to be someone that Allah is pleased with because you're doing what He has commanded for you to do and staying away from his prohibited from what he's prohibited you from. So that's ultimately how I like to define fasting.
Okay, these two parts are very important. Okay. Very, very important. So when we talked about that last week, we roughly touched on we're going to go over it real quick. Because I think it's recorded so we can make it we'll be able to tune into it.
We mentioned here
Right, this is daytime. And this is nighttime.
Alright, so we talked about the day time being here, son up 6am. Right.
That guy, and let's say they sat down with me. 6pm. Right.
Or guys and girls? Yes.
When would we
start the fast? Who knows? 6am right. 6am is when we would start the fast
my handwriting is just terrible. Start fast. Here.
Right because that is when the sun that is daybreak.
Okay. So that's when you start You're fast. The director the duration of what?
6pm. That's when you what?
Break your foot. Exactly. So you break your fast. Right. Now what marks the entrance of the time.
There you go. The first light or the sunrise. Okay.
Which we kind of talked about. There's the horizontal and then there's the there's the vertical line and then there's the horizontal. Okay. In any case, when the time for Fajr prayer comes in, is when you start fasting.
If you have an app, there's one called the Amazon App, Muslim pro Adonis, probably little more reliable. Okay. You see that time that Fredrik comes in when it says Fajr and then it shows a time that's when you cannot eat after that time.
cannot eat Drinkard have relations okay, we talked about this roughly. All right. You go all the way till sundown and sundown on your on your on your app where it will show the prayers and which prayer who knows which prayers the prayer that when it comes in you break your fast
Muggeridge very good and these are the five prayers what's the first one
Fajr which means they break and you have what
It doesn't matter really how it's spelled Okay, which is midday. So the word would be like around this time, actually then right here over
then you have Ossur
which would be roughly around this time
the answer prayer and then you have the McGraw prayer here. This is when we're talking about
the McGraw prayer
Okay, and then you have Isha.
Okay, so now we are in austere time, the sun is about to come down and roughly about maybe an hour Okay, when the sun comes down that's when we enter this prayer
in the month of Ramadan around this time, an average and irregular day we would break our fast as soon as that prayer comes in. So say we're having a class in Ramadan right now let's say it's Ramadan. Okay. Everyone was nice Ramadan just had the other Ramadan feeling right now. No, come on. You're supposed to follow on. Thank you. Thank you. Second time you've come through for me here and now.
Okay, so say it's Ramadan right now right now.
I start teaching where we're teaching we're into it we're you know, we're teaching yoga intuitive, Mashallah. And all of a sudden the dawn goes off. Who's familiar with the dawn who knows who knows the dawn with the dawn is
the dawn, you probably heard him movies with a say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
The call to prayer.
That's the oven. When you hear that, that marks the time that the prayer has come in.
When you hear that, that means you can break your fat. So that's when they call the oven. Wait, let's say it comes in at 602. Right? The person, whoever's here needs to have an appointed person to call the Anon, he gets on the microphone and calls the Adan. If you're here, and we're teaching a class, and they call you that, I'll stop. And I'll say, go ahead and break your fast guys real quick, drink some water, something whatever, as long as you eat something or drink something that's breaking your fast is everyone understand that? That's the timespan of fasting.
So when you talk to people that may not know me, you're going to fast for 30 days. They're thinking what?
3456789 10? How many times I go.
When he said 627 28 to 930. That's what they're thinking.
But in actuality, guys, what is it in girls? What is it?
Where should I raise?
The bottom half? Exactly.
This is the time you fast 30 times. That's it. They're gonna understand me.
All right. That's what we kind of talked about last week. Today, what we're going to talk about, oh, and the last thing that we talked about last week, we mentioned the verse we talked about
the ultimate goal of fasting mux of the CME.
And we mentioned the verse in the Quran, who remembers the verse? You have to say the verse was the way it was? Yes.
It's Oh, you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you as it was for the ones before you. Perhaps you may be
of the righteous.
So you do this.
To try your best to become a what?
As you mentioned, some people may fast because they want to lose weight. They want autophagy to take place, they want the back big, the good cells to eat away the bad cells and therefore they'll lose fat, they'll become
What's that? What's that in your blood? Fat cells?
Right? Well, when you fast when you deprive yourself from eating or drinking, particularly eating like a fast,
there's something called your pituitary gland secretes something called the HGH, human growth hormone. And that human growth hormone helps you and they seem to say you're like a fountain of youth to look younger. And then also, when you do that, the bad cells from the bad things that you eat, and things of that nature are eaten up by the good cells that have been generated because you've been fasting. Right? And you haven't had any insulin, which is the basic glucose which causes fat, etc, etc. Right? So that's one good reason, but ultimately, it's for God. Okay. And you do that to come closer to God. And that's what we mean by righteous. That's what we meant by righteous.
Okay. Does anyone have any questions regarding that?
did you hear that?
Like how that happens?
Oh, that's, I'll tell. I'll tell you. I'll tell you it happens.
Good question. Good question. And I think one of the three attendants that were here last week
we'll give it a shot.
We'll give it a shot doesn't mean you have to be right means
So as soon as they see that question, they know that it's time to start that's usually that next day, right? where it starts, right.
Good. Okay. kind of answered this question.
Because it's important
to see or to see the time change
as well as tools.
See how muscles work together? You see, did you see Did you just see that?
You went to Iraq and you saw that? You see the teamwork. That's great. Makes me shed a tear inside.
Right? So here, we're talking about different. So there's something called Hadith. It's basically tradition
where the prophet Muhammad things that he said did and approved of, right, it's recorded, and there's changing narrations. We'll talk about it after Ramadan, we'll go into inshallah God willing.
But there's one thing that he said regarding Ramadan, he said, fast when you see it, and break your fast when you see it.
Now, we're about to get a little academic and scholarly here. Okay. And that to just dip in and then dip right now, some scholars said scholars, not just
Mohamed, you know, that doesn't, hasn't learned the religion? No, it's scholars people that are dedicated like
the word see here.
How do you Who are you to say that it's with your eyes?
What about a microscope?
Because of the microscope and calculations, I'll be able to tell when Ramadan is this year. And
I can tell the birth of the moon by using calculated calculated methods. Some will say no, you have to go outside and see the naked Moon by itself with your eyes. Because that's what the Prophet did. That's what some scholars did. And that's what you understand. So that's the nature of the
I want to say argument, you find that some say argument, and I'll tell you why they say argument. But that's the nature of the scholarly discourse and scholarly dialogue.
But people that aren't scholars nowadays will say no, no, what are you doing? You fasted tomorrow? is supposed to be the day after tomorrow?
Why did they have to tomorrow? Because we didn't see it today. Bro, I saw it. 364 days, what are you talking about?
That's where the difference can lie. But we're all Muslims. We all love each other. If your friend that called you to Islam, or told you, your husband and wife, they started that day, it's fine. You started the other time the calculation totally fine. You're not a disbeliever you're not a sinner, right? You're not a bit aren't old or anything like that. All right. But you are going to see it. You know why? You know, why are you going to see it? Ask me why just ask me
It is because we're human.
we're never going to totally agree.
When we have that type of thinking we become idealistic.
You understand? Yep. The only thing that we should agree on is that God is One doesn't have a son doesn't have a daughter is not like his creation. That's very important. Okay, that answer your question. Did I answer your question?
All right. So what we're going to talk about today
you don't get this
question? Yes, sir. Good.
If you're really struggling,
right then and there. Say, well, one what?
At that time, what do you mean half to?
Two, we need to get something at six. No.
No, if you eat at 607 United Center,
not at all. It's preferable to and the reason why they mentioned this prefer ability is for mercy.
To break your fast but if you're at work, and in order you if you were you working right now.
You're a teacher, say you're teaching at a public school, and then if tar comes in, that's what they call breakage. If tar comes in.
And you're in the middle of your class. I mean, you're like, right, you're What do you teach?
Okay, you're teaching 10th grade, okay, you're teaching Present Simple versus not 10th grade. You're teaching Present Simple Present Continuous. And you're like in present continuous that you have to write i n g, and then it goes off. And then everybody's like, well, you're an awesome teacher. You don't stop say, Okay, everyone, hold on. I gotta break my fast. Right? You can wait to break your faster two classes over is preferably maybe having Ozarka before you start class or whatever. And it just when you take you see the times come in, just going drinking water. Fast is broken. That's it. answer your question. All right.
What we're going to talk about today
those things that break your fast
those things that break your fast,
what is constituted to breaking your fast and what types of people
If you are from those types of people What options do you have? Okay
What options do you have
one second here
so yeah reason break fast makeup okay so here
okay this is the first time there are roughly four types here okay
roughly four types of people will Themify but for in particular
now you will find generally before we start on this just want to give you some of the logic behind it and understanding this logic will will help you in understanding why there is a slight difference just be patient with me Inshallah, let me explain.
Allah one of His Names is a man who knows the name Aurora man.
The Most Merciful if you ever say herbs people before they recite Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim, AR Rahman AR Rahim, those are two names of God
of the right man on if anyone's named, my famous, famous, romantic you remember but anyway, one of His Names is the merciful so from his mercy
is that if you are sick, or if you are in a state of being tired universally that it's universal amongst humans that in this state, you most likely will be tired or anguished. There are some concessions there are some liberties that you may be given. For example, which we'll cover here someone traveling
it's allowed for you in Islam to to
shorten your prayers
it's allowed for you in Islam to join your prayers if you're a traveler
All right, particularly to
shorten your prayers but joining you may find there may be some difference but in any case a traveler because why why do you think God would allow that to happen for a traveler?
difficult it can be tiring. Have any of you ever been exhausted? Not tired, but like exhausted from traveling. Right? Exactly. So God allows you to just shorten your prayers the prisoner for Unit
Two also fasting as we'll see. So in the spirit of this God takes that into consideration when allowing these rulings so the first one is someone that is and they say vacation for the females if it this happens and this takes place, you know the menstrual period that it's allowed for her to break she must break her fast she must break her fast okay, so if the third of Ramadan comes in and then by the permission of Allah that happens
you cannot fast on that day until it is over
the next day you can go ahead and fast
when you're outside of the cycle, the end of the cycle purity through you're able to pray
okay? That's when it that's when it's constant that's when your that's when you go back and do it fast. So you know and women is differs from maybe eight, nine days to some 15 days right?
When that time is over, you must break your fast now making up those days is a must.
You know, these days are going to be outside of Ramadan.
You can make these days up for the rest of the year up to the next
Ramadan, so say it's five days, say it's eight days, whatever the case may be, you make those days up in the rest of the days after Ramadan, rest of those months, you can make it up any any day. So you can make it up one day in this month, and then three months later, you can make up the second day that you missed and it was five days you missed, for example, all right, this is very important. Okay.
explanation, there's no explanation we're gonna explain what expiation is inshallah Tada Okay. Does anyone have any questions on that?
Okay, this is very important to understand these these rulings, because this happens to all of us human beings. Some or some it happens to know some will be for females particularly in this one, but generally it happens to all of us Inshallah, the other characteristics. So the second one is the traveler.
So, the traveler, okay, that person or we say the traveler or the person that has an illness
let's say curable
or hopes of being cured
Oh, my goodness.
Okay, now this person,
they are allowed
to break their fast.
What do you think I mean, by allowed can
they do, they can choose whether you want to break your fast or not, give me an example of an illness
in this category.
okay, the flu, you can fast
if you want but it may not be that but
advisable to do so. Particularly the flu I'm talking about right? Because the flu, the flu even of itself is different
levels, you may just have you know, a lot of sneezing or maybe one of your coughing right.
But there may be a level where you cannot literally get out of bed and you need fluids. Right. So, in that case, it may not be advisable for you to fast right? What's another sickness?
Okay, what about a migraine headache?
That may be slightly different even scholars different on that right. Okay. What about COVID?
Trying to make scholars here evaluate tonight
why do you feel you can bring your best Why
do you like it
can be very very hard to really know.
Exactly. In this case,
the long side like
it would have to be
person to person.
be affected more severely than another. So you would have to look at what happened to
subjective. Exactly, exactly the subjective. Right because I know some people that had COPD, I covered myself I didn't.
The way I found out I tested negative every time but when I went to take my mother to the hospital, they told her she was positive. And I told him I couldn't smell or taste and I'm like, Oh yeah, don't worry. You have COVID It's okay. They were they were consoling me.
By telling me I had COVID It was weird. I didn't know how to react. There's
no no where you have COVID It's okay. It's a cool
thing about it.
But I mean, yeah, exactly. You know, I didn't I was fine. I could get up I could move I could do a lot of things. So
you're allowed to Okay.
Now here what do you think you have to make up your fast guys?
Yes, you must make up your fast here.
Now remember, what do we mean by must that you must make it up when?
Like, let's say your say as soon as you're not sick.
And as he now he's getting into a branch branching. And so I was just about to bring that issue.
Oh, yeah. Scholars, the scholars of Islamic law talked about every particular issue. When you go into these voluminous books of Islamic law. That's the college I studied in. It's called Sharia Islamic law. These are the things we talk about.
What if someone
is that the first category
am they wake up? They still it's still there, right? This is their 14 day. Usually they're used to the 13, between 13 and six, you know, 15 days. So 14 day 8am They wake up, it's their 12pm There are signs that it's gone, they've made sure signs that it's gone. What did they do?
But also, they don't necessarily have to make that make the hours
for their unknowledgeable
Hmm, good, good observation. But they would ultimately have to make that deal.
Right. So like at 12pm, I say, okay, the fast thing is coming in the fastest came in,
I gotta fast now from 12pm, or the things 12pm to 6pm. But from 6am to 12pm, they were in this state. Wait, you're saying that you would start fasting midday, if you want to, some scholars would advise you to do that.
Start to make it. But still, some scholars would advise to do that. Because what they call it's kind of a, I'd say like, this was like if the shoe fits, wear it. Right. So if you have that characteristic of a person that fasting is obligatory upon, you need to fulfill that characteristic, even though it won't be counted. It's from the aspect of etiquette and Adam and things of that nature to complete it. Now, if you don't do it, are you a Senator, this is where some of them would have different and I don't wanna get too much into that. But just understand that these are the kinds of issues that they talked about. So if you were sick, and you were cured, in the middle of
the day, you felt great. But you had soup and stuff in the beginning of the day, and you want it to complete that fast, it's fine, but you still have to
make it up. Right? Because it's completing 30 days, you have not completed 30
days. You understand you understand?
Like, when you start demonstration, like you didn't know you were fasting all day. And then before you start your meditation, no, at that point, it's still out.
You didn't realize you had it until after
she knows now it's getting real.
Okay, so this key word is a key word you said realize? And then also, let's just remember this, did you complete 30 days or not?
Whether it was the beginning of administration, where there was it was a completion of 30 days or 29 days. And
you understand once you remember that any particular issue if this shoe fits, wear, that's why I said and that's an easy way to understand it when going through this process in Islamic law, anyway.
expiation, no no explanation.
Traveling, you're allowed to break your fast.
Any questions after that? And I know someone's gonna come with it. That was me. That's all just sitting there waiting. I was like, traveling. Okay, let's move on.
As it's easier for
the definition of traveling,
you will find that, in general traveling is what is considered when someone leaves
a city or a locality. And the sign of leaving a city or a locality is the absence of civilization. And civilization can be understood as buildings, restaurants, homes, neighborhoods, right? How many of you have traveled to Houston?
All the time. Okay.
if you when you travel to Houston
when you leave to go, what's the highway? 75 that turns into 45 Right? Oh, yeah. Houston. Right. 45
Before you get to Ennis,
it's just greenery. Right? Nothing. That's your traveler. Now.
You consider the traveler.
You understand? When you get to a point to where you're hoping to see a gas station.
And your kids like why was I gotta go the bathroom when it's one of those gotta go to bathroom and there's nowhere to go.
You're probably traveling. But in general Joe. The absence of civilization is considered trolling. Civilization being defined as buildings, restaurants, you know, your Popeyes, your academies, we see stores.
You're happy to see stores because you know there's a gas station that is in trouble. Yes, man.
yes, very good. Yes ma'am. Yes, ma'am. Exactly, exactly. Now
you get to the city that you want to arrive. Right? You get to Houston, you get to wherever.
Are you considered a traveler?
Does everyone understand my question?
Once you arrive, so is it like, okay, I can break my fast on my way there once I get there I gotta fast again
I need to draw a diagram
like let's say you're going back to civilization, you have
everything that you would need basically.
You're not, you're not
starving yourself. Because when
you're traveling, you don't have anything around you. If you need to eat it's there for you whatever you have in your car.
Civilization, it's available to you so you're you shouldn't be mortally
I got to go back to like the mercy of like exhaustion though. So if you're traveling that day, most likely you're not fasting because the team that comes from that travel, so you would probably wait till the next day or whatever you stopped traveling.
Remember, we mentioned that earlier? That's why I gave you that that Prelude? I said, Look, God mercy. And remember I said traveling you wouldn't say tired you would say what? Fatigue that's why I mentioned that earlier. When scholars give a ruling they look at the effective characteristic behind it.
You understand? So that you don't that characteristic is generally a universal one, which is fatigue.
I want you to understand the logic behind it to understand it gives you more comfort when you see the ruling right. Okay, so some people that will come traveling on a plane first class laid out caviar
I'm chillin. I'm actually go so in that case, can they fast
that's why you're allowed.
That's why you're generally allowed to.
Alright, so you can break your fast or you can fast. Either way. It's fine.
You understand? See sensors and stillness. Whoa, good question. No.
I experienced with my first Ramadan getting used to it. I was driving for long hours with a dragging outside the city but I was running for running errands and stuff. Yeah, really. 15 feet been on the road without food or water. Where I've had I've had to pull over because I was about to fall asleep. Doesn't feel like I've experienced extreme fatigue from fasting. Well, that's not fatigue, though.
Drowsiness like you said. You got to sleep. Yeah, like I just got super drowsy and tired. Yeah, that's not fatigue, though.
Fatigue is like when you when you just weak? Yeah, you're weak and you're just exhausted. Like you really don't want to do anything to where you can't even
as soon as you touch down in Houston to the hotel. You can't even get up to go down to the front desk to ask for a pillow. You're that exhausted. I guess the difference? Yes. Anything. Right. So that's generally what's considered here. But yeah, so traveling, you're allowed to fast we understood the definition of travel. Okay, but the answer to answer the question, once you get to your destination, yes, you are considered a traveler. So once I travel from Dallas to Houston as soon as I get out and I see trees and owls and lions, tigers and bears or whatever, right? I can break my fast if I wish to.
Right? If I'm at my house leaving to Houston
from my house
after fajr I can break my fat I can eat because I'm traveling anyway. You understand what I'm saying? Did everyone get that point?
So if you're in Dallas right now say Dallas and you're going to Houston you know tomorrow you're going to Houston you packed up everything's
okay, so it's still Ramadan, right? So you get in your car. You don't you can you don't eat you can eat because you're traveling to Houston.
Is everyone understand that?
You are considered technically a traveler. Right? When you get to Houston, you are a traveler. You can shorten your prayers. You
And you can eat, if you wish to do so.
If you don't you fast when you left your house, you fasting, you get to Houston fasting. Now, if you're staying there, you'll find people say for more than three days,
then you would,
after the three days you're considered a resident.
Everyone understand that?
any questions on this, this can get kind of extensive, but just take the general, if you're traveling, you're allowed to break your fast.
Now, you may want to think about that, the more the night of because if you break your fast that day, you have to
make it up. So if you feel good that that night, then go ahead and fast the next day.
They're gonna understand that.
The next category anyway, anyone have any questions regarding this.
The next category
is the pregnant woman that is nursing.
I knew it, I was waiting, I was waiting
to be pregnant or nursing.
So if the woman is pregnant,
she is allowed to break her fast.
And she must make it up the same as before, there's no explanation.
If the woman is nursing,
she is allowed to break her fast. Now there may be a caveat. And the reason I'm telling you these caveats is just for you to know because I'm not gonna be all in person we're probably going to talk to you may talk some other women to Ramadan that you may be hanging out with. And they may say, no, no, no, no, no, you can't break your fast.
The main characteristic of you being allowed to break your fast or not, is how you feel. If you feel
that it is a harm for you to break too fast, then you're allowed to break your fast if you feel for the health or well being of your child, because your nursing, it's allowed to you're allowed to break your fast.
So you have the choice. Okay, to do so.
Now, you will find some people that say no, you have to fast or you break your fast and you have to do expiation, and we're going to cover explanation. Basically expiation is feeding a poor person per day missed.
The amount that should be given to the poor person is basically a meal, a meal.
And our dates in our times, can roughly say about eight to $10 meal.
Why am I Where do you get this? Don't ask me. Why would you ask me? Where do you get this dollar amount? Good question.
The scholars throughout you'll find throughout texts of the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Don't want to go too much into it. But they would say that
the expiation for that is a what they call a mud. It's a handful of rice, or wheat. Okay, that is what is called in wood now, giving them this amount doesn't have to be rice, or wheat. Or it could be could it be the staple of that era.
Some scholars say the staple of that air or that which fulfills the need. This is food, Panda Express his food.
So if you want to make that day up, you can go by Panda Express, you see a guy that's poor under the under the bridge but happy you're gonna give them that meal, you fulfilled your duty.
They're gonna understand that.
Or, as one companion Anas, a young individual that was young, he lived in the house of the Prophet when he was young, he grew up. He's one of the last of the disciples to die. He made up his way of feeding people by inviting all of them to his home and having a feast and feeding them. So he fulfilled all of it and one time when
they were understanding
Yeah, that's the that's that's where if we say there's an expiation for them, are they
They feed feed for a poor person per day missed because primarily feeding a poor person per day missed or per day that you broke your debt per day that you ate and didn't fast is for this category
the elderly or those that have a chronic
it's hard to write like this
for this category, they cannot fast.
And they do not have to make it up
okay, and yes.
So if you have a relative that is fairly old,
they have to have their glucose, they're on dialysis, right? They can go and buy a meal for someone every single day.
one meal per day missed, right? Feeding one person per day misses. Now, I want to say one meal per day missed. I want to say one person per day feeding one person per day miss because somebody would say I gotta have one meal a fee five people.
Now I don't work like that Chief.
I go by anyway. No.
Okay, so they're not why do you think this ruling is there for them?
There you go.
There you go. I want you to understand the wisdom behind this.
Because everything listen closely, guys, every ruling in Islam
is founded is couched in wisdom, and love and mercy from Allah. This can get dry. I know. Believe me, I was in the College of Law, and it gets kind of dry. But you got to know this stuff, right? Because one day, you're gonna get what?
One day, you're going to what?
For some of us, this may happen. Right?
In the month of Ramadan?
And if you don't know.
Right, so it's very important to just understand the gist of this and get the knowledge of that.
Is anyone have any questions so far?
What you will find? Yes, sir.
Why provide information?
Obviously, I don't have to experience so it's like,
a weird question for me to ask, I guess. But if,
if it's, if you feel that it's, you're able to pass bars that you can, then I feel like, you know, that's a challenge for the woman to have to make that up later. Right? Because I feel like generally, it's kind of easier to fast during Ramadan.
And do it on your own.
So why is it a requirement? Like, why can't they also choose the way you can choose? Very good question. Very good question. And that's what I was going to talk I was just about to mention here, because what happens every single year, I'll find the average congregate middle age 40s 50s, or, you know, between the 30s and 50s, right? 30s and 50s, roughly, and they'll say, you know, my mom
wants to fast.
She wants to fast. Right?
You know, she's elderly, the doctors told her that she shouldn't, but she wants to.
And that case, this is where we have to look back at the name one of the names of Allah is Ella Eileen.
And he's the all knowledgeable. One thing to remember is that, as I mentioned, all of these rulings are couched and founded in love and mercy for all of us.
But when he gives these rulings, these rulings are based on the predominant characteristic of the human being
Not every single person will have the same just as we mentioned earlier traveling this one may have caviar this one may have you know, it may be different. So when it comes to this situation in this situation,
generic characteristic of this person is that most likely they cannot fast for 16 hours. I'm talking to dry fast. No. No eating and no drinking. Right? The generic carrot Jonas talking about generic characteristic, like the average elderly person.
Right? Yes, there'll be some elderly people that are healthier than us.
And they can, yes, there will be some women. I mean, subhanAllah, you know, there's been years that they've faced this and they have the routine and they know physically they're able to write, but still in this situation, that is something that Allah has legislated. And as this one particularly, and he's to, that they must make it up, even though they may have the energy and things that he did. Now making it up doesn't necessitate that it would be more difficult to make it up. Not you probably mentioned because the spirit of Ramadan and everyone's doing it and no, you're right. That's a that's a very, very valid point.
But in regards to this, yeah, they must they must make it they must break their fast in that regard.
And God knows, God knows best. Any other question?
No questions so far?
Okay. Does everyone understand this?
So, the expiation so the only one that has to feed a poor person per day missed is the elderly person that they cannot fast.
any person that has eaten what did we say last last?
Last two weeks ago, it was two weeks ago that was two weeks ago over here.
The person forgot and ate or drank or was with their partner in the middle of the day in Ramadan? They forgot
what do they do
realize what they do
they continue to fast does that fall in the same category as a person that we were talking about earlier?
Mary right, Mary, Mary.
She gave me the Mad look like how could you
when I said You sat back there you're like yes, yes. You said up here
So then does that fall into the same category
regenerate I'll just remember we were talking about the person that dimensions may come into beginning in the middle of the day or it may leave in the middle of the day and it may be advisable to complete their fast even though they have to make it up the fact is that they have to make it up right so what if you are fasting from 6am?
Because at 1205 you're hanging out with your friends and they're eating and drinking water or whatever, permissible stuff, right? And then you remember you like this and you just go along with it.
But then you leave at 1227 and you're in your car like oh my god
oh my Allah right?
I'm supposed to be fasting
What do you do
continue your fast but the real question is what's the real question Zack?
You think no.
You think we should
make it up why?
I forgot man. Chill out.
Yeah, like it's
like involuntary at that point. Right? Because you didn't realize you were doing absent. So fasting is voluntary deprivation. So as long as you're aware that's voluntary but if you're I don't
want to be
then you would do it make it up.
As you'd like
you say to your boss, or is when's the Mercy gonna kick in man? I mean, like
I like that like, hashtag doesn't the Mercy kicking
Have mercy kickin.com No.
What do you mean
Y'all All right?
You do not have to make that data.
That's true tradition where the Prophet mentioned this, he said, whoever ate or drank, and they forgot when they did it, then they should complete their fasting for Verily Allah has fed them and given them drink.
So as soon as you remember you complete your fasting and that was just, humbly Allah, Allah chose to feed you at that time. Right? You don't have to make that day up.
And part of it goes back to what you were saying. The Mercy is kicking in right there.
And the Mercy again
from the fact that you forgot and generally in Islam, there are numerous things that one will practice that are one may be negligent, negligent, one may forget and they're not held accountable for that forgetfulness
you wake up in them especially as new Muslims right you wake up in the morning
you know you're in the course of your day right? You wake up you're going to you're going to teach English to through to you wake up you have your wherever you eat, you know
and you eaten chillin teaching class teaching English.
English class English Bill will teach and Beowulf and Shakespeare Yeah
12 o'clock rolls around and Okay, I gotta go pray the midday for
you come to Valley Ranch Islamic center
and then you start you say
I didn't pray Fudger
What do you do
but are you a sinner because you forgot to measure
and you go
right but you still would make that up.
So when it comes to this particular case, you don't have to make this one up. But you're not a sinner for your forgetfulness but there are some things where you'd have to make up and some things where you don't and when you don't this has been mentioned particularly by the prophet that you don't I understand if we think based on what we talked about the mentors and things that nature then you will make it up but in this particular case we forgot you do not Okay
Does anyone have any other questions
no question whatsoever
what do you mean oh before that
the intention of your fast this is very important.
When does one when should one have their intention to fast
then the night before
and they're gonna be mad here valuation mess at these markets.
All right, day.
Fan? When do you break your fast
6pm When you start You're fast.
and then when you start you start to fast here, right.
Peer pressure, I always like to test my students. You pointed the wrong place and you just do this psychologic like
you're right, you're
right. 6am When you start You're fast. Okay.
What was I gonna say? Oh, your intention.
You should have your intention
You start your fest. So, particularly Some scholars say you should have your intention in the nighttime the night before now, the night yesterday
covers all of this
right. So, the process some said whoever does not spin the night with their intention for fast and the next day then there is no fast for him or her. So, having that intention to fast the night before is important. You will find some that say just have your intention to fast the whole month
the last night of the month before Ramadan just have the intention to fast what
just mean like you go to bed tomorrow
intention intention is everything I mean Jim Carrey said intentions everything right and the Jim Carrey Jr.
Yeah, I mean like, but not like it really means anything but you know this
intention in Islam is everything no seriously, intention Islam is everything. So, the intention is very important. I wanted to touch on that point briefly
so what was your question on a
Or do you make up what you're right when you wake up at sunrise or weight?
Loss it in the Quran.
Barely, prayers were given at prescribed times.
Which means that when one wants to offer a prayer that they have forgotten, they should offer that prayer immediately before any other prayer.
In other words, the prayer should be offered sequentially at all costs.
Got a cylinder, cylinder cylinder. Yes.
to make up know,
you wake up at 12:13pm
for the second prayer has come in at 1127 I'm just giving you a hard time just visualize.
The doors come in at 11:27am You wake up at 1213
which prayers have you not offered?
The first prayer Fajr.
And the second period for which time frame?
Are you still within?
You're still within y'all with me?
Let me do this one again. For you. You want the circle thing? Yes, yes. Okay. All right. I'll do it.
All right. When it's Fajr
6am. Right. Fred, your time comes in here.
It usually comes when the sun has risen till when it's fully risen. There's a timeframe for Fudger particularly, then you have
the sun has risen to its zenith when it's in the top of the sky. That's our sky but it has its highest point. Right. Laura comes in and we'll cover this in prayer. Lower comes in when the sun declines from its zenith roughly around eight to 10 minutes.
That's when the the her prayer comes in. So let's say right here
below her prayer
midday they call it midday Okay.
Laura will extend all the way till I saw her
asked her for so let's say ask her is it for 27 days or is at 11 white guys
give me I want to
It's not really I'm just making enough. Alright.
Okay. Margaret comes in at 6pm right guys?
McGraw alright. McGraw Hill is 6pm now
You woke up at 1213
You woke up at 1213
So then what do you do?
Kiana is gonna answer she's gonna answer she knows she's sitting there just waiting for us to finish Okay, Jesus went first because she already knows we felt we got
you can still pray
on time because it's not necessary yet. You can still praise you just pray for your first and then braids or why do you prefer your first though
Whoa that's another hashtag right Jugurtha s answer
sequence were you exhausted? Are you tired?
So you would wake up and it's still time because
it's still time for the word because remember every prayer is a time span
so that time span has passed you by you're just sleeping. So when you woke up Fajr time has already passed you're in the Lord timezone now
but he said sequences everything What do you think he meant by sequence is everything?
Sequences everything in regards.
Yeah. In regards to the prayers that you make
so you wake up you wake up at 1230 You wake up at 1230 made a
very good observation. Yeah. Why do you put priority to it? Because no, you're right. You're right. It's a good number that's a good observation. Why are you putting priority to a prayer that is passed when the time right now is your priority for Lord right? Very good. Very good. This goes guys. Yeah.
But the thing is, the time has passed you by
and it's like you Oh,
And it's not time for the next prayer yet so you still have what have you only had time? No, no, no, no, no, I want to make sure we I got this he brings to bear don't don't do that.
Hold on, hold on. You gotta make something a man you gotta make a real man. I'm gonna be here like today Ramadan, you know we invest. You know?
You got it.
This is passed you by you. Oh Allah, this.
You have to fulfill what you owe. Here. You're still in a good time. Good time, right.
So that's you got to make this what you owe and then see you wake up at 1213 Make your do it's 1215
You offer two rakaats. Roger, you finish is 1228 You offered to our consular officers to come in it so you're fine.
Somebody else had a question.
what have you done?
What if the aliens comments after area 51 Or you
don't have have time, which takes priority
so you make up vendor, but then you end up being late for dinner and then you're perpetually know until you find time until you've made
it this is everything that Charlie mentioning is literally in books of Islamic law. The scenario is, what if you wake up basically what you're asking is you wake up at four
for what, what do you know? That's not a question
You owe this you owe this pair.
So what do you do?
You go ahead and get ready to score.
Right but what she's asking is okay, let me make it more specific for you.
you wake up at that time so later?
What do you do? You do the same thing?
Because you're not
because you haven't missed the timestamp to still make up those before. And then you still go in sequence.
Okay, but if you wake up and you make Fajr
this is gonna lead you.
By the time you're done with Fajr it's going to be passport 27.
Time, but just like how you're saying beforehand, with
midday midday, yeah. We're just as you were saying with the tub.
You were like up at that time you make I mean, if you were to wake up at that time, then you make up
in the timestamps that you're still in.
Here, you're still, even though you're gonna be a little bit off the timestamp, you're still in that slot of time. Do you still make up those before?
So you just make up further. And then when you get into us, or you make up for an answer.
But not make of us? Yeah, you make up for? And then you'd pray officer, right? Some would say that. Some would say no. Make the floor because you still would be fulfilling it and it's time and you only be owing Allah when prayer basically, if you do what you mentioned, you would owe Allah
to prayers. You got it? Yeah, but what's wrong with that? Nothing's wrong with you. Nothing. Nothing's wrong with either, I'm just saying.
There you go.
Exactly, exactly. But the reason I'm saying that is for y'all to understand the discourse of like, when scholars would speak because they're say okay, if I owed a lot of prayer, let me finish what I owe first and then fulfill
it a lover
You're always like you don't
you don't commit yourself that at the time.
That's good logic. That's good logic. That is good logic. In this case, you can be you have that much amount of time I will say after and then after you finish.
Then you go crazy.
I understand your logic. Some may view that logic but
but the best the best logic is you fulfill them in their sequence. Regardless of time, I agreed with her because think about it, you wake up at 426 it takes you more than one minute to be washed up and having that ready to play. So by the time you get there, ready to play she's already in
know, the other ones are the other ones are Oh, yeah.
That's what I was saying. I was trying to tell you, it's fine. It's fine. Either way, it's fine. Canada's gonna get slashed my tires outside of me and
if you wake up at 6pm and the whole time you wake up at 6pm Pray Fajr Lor Oster than Marguerite by that time it'd be 640 fun
oh, no, she started this whole thing too, by the way.
Sinful and you skip
Friday, Friday, at that point, do you make them up? Let me just pair prayer you pair your prayer with the next day like to budgeters
Wow, that is creative, man.
This is when we cover prayer is
what sound is murder. We're coming by the way.
Okay, we're gonna conclude on this