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AI: Summary © The speakers emphasize the importance of learning Arabic to improve understanding of the language and improve understanding of one's faith and spiritual affiliation. They stress the importance of practicing the power of the word in various fields and emphasize the importance of affirming one's faith and spiritual affiliation. The speakers also discuss the importance of praying for the upcoming winter and keeping the prayer time. They provide insight into the spiritual experiences of Islam through a book called Sharla and a statement from the host about the importance of praying for spiritual well-being.
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Alright, so we have from our attendees, and we have Zach, got a couple of people join him and try to do this live thing on his Instagram. Working on the live everybody waving and waving your way back, everybody.

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Okay, so we have Zach, how you doing? Good. We have what I'm gonna name begins with an A Alyssa

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a new blessing attendee. And her name is

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you're not new. We weren't here last week.

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The second class.

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You were sitting right here in front of you, aren't you?

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begins with letter.

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No, no. Camila. Camila.

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Corona. No.

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No, I didn't mean I wasn't thinking about that. I was doomed. No, no, I didn't know. I wasn't gonna. I wasn't even forgot that even existed in time.

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What was your name?

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Cayenne. Cayenne. That's right. Okay, kinda welcome. Again. Welcome again.

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So what we're going to talk about shallot today is,

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as we talked about last week, we just briefly covered last week was the Quran. The importance of the Quran, right? So some of the slides that we covered

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was the letters.

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Remember, we talked about some of the letters in the Quran? There are 28 of them. She's letters here.

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How many of you have covered these letters before went over these letters at all?

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Okay, great. Great. And remember, we talked about how the letters

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they'll have their sound? How many vowels? Are there? Three vowels? What are those vowels?

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For Yeah?

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Right, Fatah, cassava mama,

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So you have

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Bama, don't worry, we have a high school in English. Right? And you can put h there I don't know. Have you won. Okay. So let's say this line represents the letter like it, the letter is on this line, the front tire is at the top, the customer is at the bottom. And the Bama is at the top of the letter. So if we have like Elif it'll be like a factor on the lfgb like that.

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Right, you'll see that. Let's say let's do the gene gene is easy. The gene the front says on the gene is like this, boom. There'll be one line. And then on the bottom, it will be like so.

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Right? If we were to admit,

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you're following me, it's kind of clear. Okay, no, all right. So if we have like, Gene, let's say gene is here.

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I'm gonna write right, boom, boom, that's gene, right. Okay. If we had a footer on top of it, that's how it would look. Just one line.

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You'll see that.

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So it'd be jab,

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Because the footer sound, I'm sorry, the footer sound represents the app.

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The line at the bottom represents what?

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The circle looking Wow thing represents what? Oh, so when you have any of these letters

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associated with one of these vowels, it's going to be the consonant of that letter. And that vowel.

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So the example Jack is just the sound of it, Jack. If you had the line on top, which is called Fatah,

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what would the sound be? Jack?

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Right. So here,

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if you had the line on top of this letter, which is the same thing, it's the same letter, it would be jet.

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Right? If you had the line on the bottom of it,

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it would be what? G.

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Okay. If you had this little loops sound which is on top of the sound.

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Oh, do

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that with me.

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Okay. Y'all learn that and shall I mean there's many classes that you can learn from in regards to how to pronounce these letters. But the goal of this is not to make it a 10th week Arabic written class, but it's just for you to understand, Inshallah, the simplicity of these letters and joining these letters with the sounds

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It is not. Let's not make it difficult. It'll seem overwhelming in the beginning. Okay. But once you get the hang of it, it's not difficult. I'm not talking about learning the Arabic language. It's a whole other

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thing, right? But learning how to read Arabic is much easier than learning how to read English much easier. Because it's very straightforward. The phonetics is very straightforward. The phonetics means the sounds of the letters. Very straightforward, right? Very, very straightforward. Like how you pronounce how you say a cake as opposed to piece, right? Sometimes the C's pronounced this way. And sometimes this way, you know, there's no sometimes there's some standard rules, rules that they'll make, but many times there's not right, like rain, is it our ai n? Or R E? i g n?

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When is it? Okay, if the g7 will, in any case, it's very pretty much is pretty much simple when it regards to the Arabic language, but you can learn it in a matter of how we did last time. Who was your last time when we did it on board? Right we did this meet? Remember Bismillah R Rahman Rahim. So in sha Allah, that is one goal that I think is attainable for all of us when trying to learn the Quran.

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Because the Quran is the Arabic joined together in letters and in words in forming sentences, right and formed subject matters based on whatever is put together. And that's what the word cord on means. Who remembers what the word cord on means?

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The word cord on can mean to read, it can also even to be a little more etiologic. To putting things together. Because when you read what do you do?

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Even more more specific than words.

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What words are made up of words?

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Right. So you have to put those letters together? How old is your daughter is Dallas?

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Three months old? Yeah, but you have any other children? Jackson, this probably you've seen him learn how to read or you taught him how to read. Right? So what were the words, some of the words were called sight, sight words, cat bat hat chat set, right? They put the same two letters at the end. But they want to use different letters in the beginning to make sure that you understand how to connect with act, act, act, act act. Right? That's it. So you're joining letters together to make a whole other sound. Oh, bad has a different meaning from cat,

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which has a different meaning from hat. But first, let's just get these words and see what they mean. So when you're a child, you just know the what it sounds like you don't know what it means. Then throughout life, you'll start to associate it with oh, that's cat or is that see? So it's joining letters together, but I means to join something together or the joining of something. So when I say Quran, it's the joining of letters together, which can be done in the form of re citation. And re citation is initially what? reading something. Okay, and then reciting it. So that's the Quran. So if you're explaining it to, you know, your family members, co workers, what is

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Koran? What does that mean? That's Arabic, and they make it seem very foreign. Just break it down. Don't let people miss another thing I want to tell you covers do not let people make otherwise you alienate you make you seem foreign, because you joined a religion they're not familiar with.

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And every one of us do that. But what's your what's your what's your name? Mohan? What?

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Now, Mr. Different certain names that you know, are from different continents, they'll make it they'll make it seem like it's very weird

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or foreign, as though it is lesser, because it's not normal to them. Right. So when it comes to when it comes to that just say, look, it's just Arabic, which means this

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and when example was the example we gave in English, when you open a book, you look at a word at the very end.

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Bibliography The bibliography has big E L, where do we see that also?

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Bible Bible means gathering. compilation of chapters. Bibliography is a compilation of the books that I use to do this research. So that's the general understanding. We talked about the Quran and ultimately when we mentioned this, we wanted to talk about you as a new Muslim. The ultimate goal of me bringing these slides because I want to tell you and remind you that you as a new Muslim as a convert or revert whatever, do not trivialize do not make it difficult.

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When it comes to you being able to learn how to read Arabic, it is not difficult in regards to the other languages, it's something that one has to be consistent upon. Now I'm not saying how can I give an example that we may understand?

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I don't know who's a great singer that many of us probably know Michael Jackson.

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Mariah Carey

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whatever works tell him right here in the mustard yellow. Okay.

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A great singer. Why are they a great singer? Because they know how to use their phonetics in a masterful way, right.

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When it comes to the Quran, you will hear researchers that can recite in a masterful way their phonetics are crisp on point to this certain level, the way they recite you know, in this timeframe of this vowel, as opposed to this timeframe. You can have that goal and aspiration but don't hold yourself back from reciting it because you're not like that person

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is like I'm never gonna sing because I'll never because I can't sing like Mariah Carey or I can't do whatever like the professionals That's why they're called the professional. So when it comes to reciting the Quran, let's not make it difficult upon ourselves. The fact that you made the effort is what is most important with Allah subhanho wa Taala just like in a relationship,

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any relationship when you see the man or the woman is making an effort and doing something that you know, they probably would not do if it was up to them but they're doing it because they care about you. Doesn't that does not increase the love and mercy in the relationship whether it's husband, wife, mother, father, so the same same situation regards to the Quran we have to remember the Quran is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's the word of Allah subhanaw taala so, each and every one of you whether in this notebook whether in your phone, make a goal this Ramadan in regards to the Quran, make a goal and I highly advise you all to make the goal of learning how to read the Arabic

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language and making the ultimate goal already

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have memorizing

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that lab is like cron

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a memorizing what

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which ones in particular?

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Which one is that?

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Yes, yes. Yes, no, no, you meant that right? Of course

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Surah Fatiha the chapter of the opening Fatiha. Why? Why am I why am I so particular about this? Why?

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Very good. It's repeated 17 times throughout the day. But why is that one and not the other chapters. There are shorter chapters in the Quran

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we're going to learn this because this chapter is what has to be recited in the prayer. If you don't recite this chapter in your prayer, you have to repeat your prayer

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Okay, so then we've got one the most as an artist to

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get like a clearer understanding of

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But this Fatiha means the opening. That's what it means the opening it's the first chapter of the Quran, your crown the first step that's what so that is the one that one must recite in their prayer. In every unit of prayer, we're going to uncover what the unit is inshallah God willing. All right, so make that a goal. Let's make that a goal as the VRI see.

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the VRSC river Club was that does that work? Ashley? I mean, we got to ask Ashley because since her stomping grounds me

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right, let's make that goal to learn the letters how to read. And the ultimate goal of memorizing fatter I think it's doable. I think it's doable.

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Raise your hands. Yes, yes, yes. Here everyone here is raising their hands. Okay. Let's make that goal. Okay, it's doable. We can start now. All right, learning how to recite and memorize the Fatiha. Okay. Any questions so far? Before we move on?

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Alright, so we covered this. I think we stopped here at this slide. When talking about the month of Ramadan, it says the month of Ramadan is in which the Quran was revealed as the guidance for the people in clear proofs for guidance and criteria. So the most important thing here is that Allah subhanho wa Taala associated Ramadan with what

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he said the month of Ramadan

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Which one

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right so if I was to say to you listen

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you know Zack the one that comes to the class and where's the yellow cap all the time? I'm just gonna write

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I attributed what to Zack

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get kind of philosophical but I want you to

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the characteristic but it's a characteristic that I'm assuming you will

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recognize no because he always

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wears it or that's what distinguished him in my opinion

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a pink one would distinguish you from you know, that's one that would really No, I don't have one

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right? So Allah described Ramadan as what

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in which what

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it was a month that the crown was revealed he says the render the English says is in which was revealed the Quran I'm sorry, it's like Shakespeare, you know, Bill, it says the month of Ramadan is that in which the Quran was revealed? Right? So he's describing Ramadan as the month of the Quran and scholars use to describe Ramadan is the month the Quran? Why am I why am I stressing on this point? Because immediately when you think Ramadan, you think what? Fasting,

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but fasting was not legislated until later. In the prophet hood, when the Prophet Muhammad received revelation. The first year he received revelation they weren't ordered to fast 30 days.

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Okay, they weren't order it came much later.

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This is important, because that shows the importance of the Koran. What was the Quran revealed? When was the first revelation?

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In the cave, the cave of hero right of hero.

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That was a sign that he was a prophet. Allah told him what read

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if gara and we talked, we talked about the chapter number 96 it but that's the first revelation to Muhammad. So every revelation when God talks him is a revelation. And that's the Quran. The Quran is the revelation to Muhammad. And this took place over a period of 23 years. Okay, which we'll cover in Sharla. Right? Everyone with me? Yes. All right.

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Alisa, can you read please?

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Okay, so this chapter, chapter number 38, verse 29, so it's solid.

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It's talking about

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the goal of the Quran.

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One of the main goals in the Quran to be fair,

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one of the main goals of the Quran so the first thing he says here, this blessed book, which We have revealed to you Tablelands Lekha, the book that we have revealed to you this blessing book Mubaraka what's next? Why did they reveal it to Muhammad? Continue to listen?

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Right, so what are the two?

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What's the first verb in that second part? What's the first verb here?

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So the book of the Quran, the Quran, is initially there for you to read. But that's not it.

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It's for you to read and to what?

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to comprehend, to understand.

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And this can be a misconception even within it is a huge misconception within the Muslims as well, especially you guys seen this month of Ramadan, that you will find, mashallah a lot of these young children are coming up to memorize their memorizers of the Quran, they've memorized the Quran and they're going to be leading the congregation. Some of them will be 1718 1920 young age, memorize the Quran. And the parents sometimes will feel that this is the accomplishment for my child to memorize the Quran. But he cannot understand a lick of Arabic.

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The verse is if you were to stop him and ask him, man, what can you just give me one verse that you were what did it mean? Can you tell me

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they may not be able to tell you. Memorizing the Quran is not the goal of the Quran.

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You're here that

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you are going to see Quran competitions and people happy

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Anjali that their children memorize the Quran. This is something that is praiseworthy without adults.

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Because the parents have made the effort.

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They've spent their money and time for their child to memorize

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a book, The most glorious book in a language that they don't understand.

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Okay, so that is commendable. But that is just a what

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they have to understand is they have to

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they have to understand it, it's just a part of the process.

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It's a part of the process. Now, it may be a strong means of getting to that goal.

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Because when something happens in your life, oh, I remember this, you know, we won't even have because you understand the verse, but it's a means to get to a goal. Right to memorize. Think about anything. How many of you when you're in school, right when you're in school, for instance, nursing what's the hardest subject matter in nursing? I'm testing right now.

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Yeah, you said it I see.

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critical thing

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not pharmacology.

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Really, I saw you I saw you at least hesitated a little.

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second hardest second hardest. I mean, can we safely say universally by trauma, ecology?

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Pharmacology Yeah, yeah.

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So you get

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to get ours here.

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And another process so.

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Now, when I taught when I taught and community college pharmacology was well known, like, before you go into that program, you better you better get your flashcards like and understand your prefixes aylen. And you know, all these prefixes and suffixes, excuse me? Yeah, the suffixes Yeah, mainly the suffixes. So someone memorizing that is going to be much stronger when it comes to the test, as opposed to someone that doesn't

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seem foundation.

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Yeah, top medical term enter into midterm as well. Yeah. So imagine if you memorize it, and then you see its application in your clinical, you hear it being spoken about all the time, it's a different level, right? But memorizing it will allow you to be much quicker and sharper when you're in that area. No doubt about same philosophy. It's just a learning process and learning philosophy. Okay, so when memorizing the Quran, we see here, that's just a means. But the ultimate goal of it is to ultimate.

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This is not the ultimate goal, by the way, it's reflection in order to what

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in order to what.

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how many things that we know that we don't apply an act on?

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It doesn't matter if all this in Islam, there's a virtue of having knowledge is a virtue. But when you do not act upon your knowledge, it can be held accountable, held accountable upon you

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deploy it, for instance, you know that prayer is obligatory, right? That you something you should do. But if you don't act on it, that's where it can be detrimental, you know, fasting 30 days Ramadan, is something that's obligatory upon you, right?

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But if you don't, let's say if you don't attempt in your heart firstly, and that attempt is what that attempting is what having the

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having the intention, and then having the determination, and then having that, that will even the word decision means like to cut linguistically. And even in Arabic, they say Bhutan means like, when you cut something, it's clear from the other thing, I clearly want to go to UTA to college, I'm going to do it inshallah

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I want to fast this month. I'm going to do it. That's the that's the as they call it as they make different categories. But let's just say generically, you have a strong intention to do it. Right. acting upon it is the big the strongest proof of that. So when you act on it, that's the ultimate goal to act on the Quran. You know, the Aisha, the wife of the problem has some sheet when they asked her

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describe your husband

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you know what her answer was?

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He was a walking Quran. Yes, exactly. He was the walking Quran meaning what

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He lived it. And that's why we as Muslims have what is called sunnah. you've ever heard of that word? sunnah. Right sunnah means the sayings, practices and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad, whatever he did, and when he said that's when

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that's when, and if you've heard the word Sunni, Muslim, that's where it comes from. It's Muslims that follow the life statements and practices of Muhammad. To the best of our ability, theoretically speaking, that's where the word comes from.

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So if I lived in Arlington, I would say my son coming to valley ranches I take 130 I take 161 all the way to 183 when they are 635 that takes 635 and I get off at this little concoction here at 635 or it's all mixed up 65 161 So I says no, my son is 360 all the way all the way north. So that means your way all right.

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Anyone have any questions regarding this this is important as well, in the month of Ramadan is similar to the Quran so make that intention again, oh Allah make me and everyone knows you know, where what particular thing you need to work on in your life as a Muslim. And whatever intention you have to work on your life in Sharla it will be in accordance to the Quran. I plan to not lie as much. Right? I plan to make the a prayer, you know, a particular prayer during the day, I'm a day I'm a morning person, I need to practice my night prayer. I'm gonna practice the night prayers this month exam for etc. Okay, anyone have any questions so far?

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All right.

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Zach, are

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you ready to get

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it's up to you.

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It's up to you. Why do you think that in big bold letters on a slide by itself, practicing the PowerPoint to the Hamdulillah?

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Because it's up to you explain.

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If you want to actually use it, if you want to do

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Because sometimes, you know, let's say for instance, when you lie,

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thunders not going to strike down upon you.

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The person you lied to actually believed you.

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What's going to hold you back.

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What's the word you said?

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Ramadan, is that bonus month, it's a time for you to really reflect to connect.

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Reflect to connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala and connect to the generically speaking to your good side for for lack of better words. Right? It's up to you. And it's really really important. It's up to you.

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If you want to make that choice, you know get a lot of times we can't blame anyone but ourselves for our shortcomings.

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chapter two verse 187. Can someone read that verse for me? chapter two verse 187.

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This live thing is interesting.

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Reflect to connect Yes, sir.

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Or ma'am?

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Seven 187 to 187.

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You must abstain from all urges. Nature

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is made lawful for you on the ninth of the bath to approach in logic.

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They're a sort of garment for you and you are.

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Okay, so here last month I was just talking about in the beginning. He's mentioning in the nighttime when the nighttime comes, you're allowed to be with your spouse, okay? You're allowed to be with your spouse because during the daytime you are prohibited from eating, drinking and intimacy that leads to intercourse right or intercourse itself. Excuse me, go ahead. Allah knows that you have been doing injustice to yourselves. So we turn to you with mercy and provide you relief. Now enjoy your company and not during Ramadan.

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For days where you eat and drink to the wide streets of the Dawn because to speak to you from the black streets of the dark. Exactly. That's the most important point here and that's what we wanted to capitalize on. And eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct to you from the black thread of the night.

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This is a

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Important regarding the entrance of the daytime, because when the daytime star Dawn, or let's say get Dawn, that is when one must start their fast.

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Right and lost his light, he says Do I need to thread white thread

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so when we talk about dawn or the crack of dawn, okay not to get too specific, but there is a time when

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the fajr prayer comes in, or it's, it's for you to pray the front door upon you to pray the fajr prayer, which is the two unit prayer which we will talk about generic generic and say the first prayer of the day. All right. That is when you see the horizon at a longitude or excuse me, horizontal, not vertical, because there will be dark and you know, before dawn, you will see the actual Dawn, you will think when you see a straight vertical ray of light, that that's the beginning of dawn, it's the crack of dawn, it's actually when you see the horizontal, all that is expressing is that the sun is what

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rising, if it's rising just a little you'll see a small streak, but the more it rises more degrees, you will see it become horizontal, that horizontal streak represents that some scholars would say is the beginning of the Fajr time. And that's what's represented here by the what eat and drink at what time during the day, they are Night, night, eat and drink until the white thread of dawn becomes distinct from you or to you from the black thread. The black thread is what nighttime white thread is the sunlight or the Twilight.

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The horizontal Twilight, okay, the horizontal ish.

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Horizontal what? Twilight, that's very important. And they call this the truth, you'll see in some books called the true Fajr or the false Fajr.

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If you read some books, you may see that just for you to understand that that element of Twilight is when you know that the soldier has come in. Now, depending on the year generally.

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You're gonna if you read in books, and the reason I'm telling you this, because if you happen to read in some books, you may see them say, okay, the prayers should be offered when it's clear. I mean, when it's the sun is out a little more as opposed to the horizontal Twilight, we want to make sure that it's out. So wait a little longer. And then you'll hear some say, okay, during the night to when it's dark. In any case,

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the ultimate advice for you, practical advice for you. Now, if you want to study more than this, it's more than welcome. But it's just for you to look to get one of your apps, the event app, I highly advise you the event app, and to see that time and go by that time.

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Those of you that are working that you're not going to go out every day.

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What is it

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know just take your app and put a Bismillah on it, you know, put a Bismillah on it means just say this

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Okay, that's it you want to do but I'm just gonna I'm just I'm just presenting this to you to where if you happen to read do not allow it to confuse you okay, do not allow to confusion All right. So this is important. Okay.

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So that is that is when the Fajr ultimately comes in. And again, Ramadan, that is the time that one should abstain from eating or drinking or intimacy. Any questions so far?

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Okay, and the reason I'm bringing this to you from the Quran, I really want all of you to read the Quran as much as you can. You know, sometimes, especially with especially with the Bible, it was like I only read the Bible, when I wanted some, let's say

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when I felt bad and I wanted something to soften my heart, which is there for which the Quran is there for but also the legislative practices of Islam are derived from the Quran.

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It's a complete book.

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Now sometimes it may be generally mentioned and sometimes a little more specific. Sometimes it may be mentioned generally and then you'll find it in the Sunnah

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of Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him right so here it's it's it's very, you know, it's not saying until daytime and nighttime but Allah uses these words, if we want to be a little more

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eloquent, or they use a more rhetoric or more deep in the language. Why did he use this word thread as opposed to daytime and nighttime? At all the study in the Arabic language which it's beautiful is for the Western mind and especially especially, you'll appreciate the richness of Arabic because it's it's a very deep language.

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What was this a picture of who remembers this?

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The cave of Hira right

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All right

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the cave of hit off the hat with the customer and they're all with the Fatah hero maybe right but it'll be hero but with the LF also in any case, what took place in this cave who remembers

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meditate meditating

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Exactly So Muhammad used to Salah if someone who used to what meditate to who

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when God when God

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Yep, he used to meditate to one god he was always a mono theist. Because the Arabs during that time were polytheists. Now there were a chosen few that were traditional mono theists, meaning what meaning that they said no, there's only one God, the one that created me is the one I that's the one I worship to my deity. None of these objects, none of these idols I don't call on them thinking that their god or or and this is very important

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nor do I call on these forms of creation

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to seek intercession from them to get to God

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didn't want you to understand that I'm gonna repeat it one more time and then I'm gonna ask somebody to explain

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to poorly understood

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you know, when someone comes to us I'm like myself it was okay. Oh, no, I'm not going to call on that thing to send down the rain. I'm not going to call on this statue. Oh, statue Oh, righteous person from 1000s of years ago we made a statue of you. Can you send down the rain? Oh, statue. Oh, noble god. I'm going to give you some food and put some food there for you. Oh, God. Oh, idol idol that I call on with For godly characteristics. Bless my child, the birth of my child. We know that's probably a polytheistic practice. Why? Because you're giving it a godly what

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characteristic is is exactly I was looking for

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protection, you know, to ultimate protection. But what if I call on that thing to ask God for his property? I need your intercession. You know, intercession is. intercession is like, Zach is the only one that can get me a job as Zack man, you're the only one that could get me a job at Sprouts. He's the only one there's no one else. And it's, this is important. Listen closely. It will never happen unless he talks to the manager.

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You don't get that?

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It will what? Never? That word is very important. So Islam says even when you call on that thing other than God,

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asking for it to for it to intercede to God.

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And you believe in your heart that you will never get God's qualities and characteristics, unless you call on that thing.

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That is polytheism as well.

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That's very, very important distinction. Where do we see this?

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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That's exactly what it is. Because the Christian will say no, I don't call on Jesus to sit down in the rain. I call on the Father.

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So how are we different brother?

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This is very important. It's the intercession of Jesus

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giving him godly qualities. Okay, so the property to understand that that's a very important distinction. Very important. And this will vary. This will help you a lot when you speak to your Christian family members, for them to understand

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how we are different not to cause any

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dissension but for them to understand how we are different but most importantly and this is what called me to Islam I'm not gonna call many of you but

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the the the purity of the faith.

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Like it's so simple. People make Islam seem so complicated. Partially is that from Muslims, and also from media, and then also for people that don't know Islam. They make it seem so complicated.

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Islam is creation creates

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That's it.

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The creation worships the one that made them with no detour, no form of creation. That's it. And any form of creation that claims to have ally qualities, that's a problem. Simple and whenever you find that, well, we just mentioned giving godly qualities to creation. That's where we say no, we have my reservations on that. Right? So Muhammad peace, be upon him had that same understanding and ideology. So we talked about when he was in the cave of Hira, then Allah called on him and told him to read, we mentioned that in chapter 96, Allah said, it cannot read, he said, I cannot read, he told him read again said I cannot read so read in the Name of your Lord read in the Name of your

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Lord. So that is when the Prophet Muhammad was chosen to be a prophet. How old was he? Does anyone remember?

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He was 14. Very good. He was 14 and he was known to be respected. Now.

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When he

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received revelation, I got something to read. He got very scared Some scholars say and he ran to his wife

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he ran to his best friend who was his wife Khadija.

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And he told her cover me cover me he was frightened because his first time he received revelation, it was Angel okay. And

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that is when Allah sent to him a another set of verses Allah revealed to him a another set of verses which is a part of the Quran as well. It is called Muslim men and it is called that that that the one that is wrapped in garments and that is when Allah revealed these verses.

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Alisa Can you please

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closing arrived to save the night except for little half of it or check the mail or add to it?

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I'll never be reading the number. No. And respecting employees managers respecting indeed you will

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pass upon your heavy words in the hours of your night.

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and more suitable, okay, we're going to break this down. But this is going to we're going to tie it into what we're talking about. So the first thing is Allah said, Oh, you rats and garments, he addresses him. Yeah, you have Muslim men. Then what's the next thing he says that?

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arise in what timeframe time of the day?

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arise in prayer.

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The first thing Allah tells him to do after read in the cave, right? Muhammad comes in he's what?

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He's afraid he's scared. What does God tell him to do?

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So what lesson is this for us?

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In times of anxiety, in times of fear,

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rise and pray, because prayer is a divine

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it's a divine connection to Allah.

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Right. That's how we should view it. This is when you detach from the world and connect to the creator of the world. Prayer is the best means of best means of doing that.

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Okay, and so you're going to be off, you're not going to be there every single time you may be thinking about this, we're human beings. Right? But the fact that you make the effort, Allah was aware of it, the fact that you tried to think Allah was aware of it, that's when Allah can if He wills to open your heart, and really detach you from the world to where you're just really having undivided attention. Okay, now he says, Stand for the night except a little love it and then you have a bit or subtract from it a little or add to it and recite the Quran in a measured way citation. So here Allah is telling him to stand the whole night or to lessen it and give it a

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certain amount of you standing in prayer. In any case, Allah is ordering him to pray in this severe time of anguish, right. Then what is he said?

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He says to what to recite the what?

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The Quran reciting the Quran in the in the prayer at what time of the day.

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Why does He say to recite the Quran in the nighttime?

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Who can tell me

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does not a trick question that dancers like right in front of you? If you've noticed when I asked you the answers

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exactly. Allah says when he says recite the Quran with a measured re citation and deed we will cast upon a heavy word. So basically, in this very we're about to give you some heavy speech. It's heavy in the scales meaning that the the, the, the, the, the intensity or the importance or the

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severity of the message is heavy. It is not something that should be taken

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It's not something that should be taken lightly. Exactly. Okay. If President Obama was talking right now,

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and he was to say, Hello, everyone, how's it? How's it going? I can't do the Obama.

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Yeah, yeah, we're waiting for an Obama image that wasn't gonna do it. Yet. Oh.

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I tried it. I said, You know what, I'm

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not gonna do it.

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If he was to say this, if he was just, I'm not gonna answer but he just said, you know, what I love about the Muslims. Whatever he says, Are you going to take it lightly? Why?

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Because of who he is and what he's done. Right? Exactly. So what about Allah? When he says something, should it be? Lightly? Exactly. And what's the best time to say when he says

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at night while you're praying?

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Right. So Allah is telling him you're we're about to give you something that is very heavy in the scales we're about to give you is the word of Allah. And then what does he say he even gives him the you know,

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the the way to read it, or what the purpose of reading it is at nighttime. Indeed, the hours of the night effective for concurrence of the heart and more suitable for words basically, when you recited in the nighttime reciting this Koran. What you say and what you feel will be one when you recite, you will be connected with the words you will it's more of a means to have undivided attention.

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And the word in Arabic is much deeper he says in the Nasha to Layli Nasha Yanni I mean, any minute late Yeah, and it means the depths of the nighttime.

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Like when everything is quiet, you know when you

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if you're up in the middle of the night, you may have to go outside to your car or something you just

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or the costume you just see it's like the everything is quiet. You know everyone is what? Sleeping it's the best time to

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because when you recite everyone is sleeping, there's no distractions. And you know, this is what people call meditation nowadays, I mean, Islam we've had this right, when you pray, you detach, and you can't you ponder and you concentrate, that's our meditation. Okay. So that is something that is Allah is telling him and giving all of us to technique when you recite the Quran in the nighttime why? Because this is more of a means of concurrence of your heart and your tongue, basically.

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Okay, anyone have any questions?

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Why am I talking about all of this in regards to Ramadan?

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I think we covered this okay

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remember this chart?

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Okay, there is something called pm will leave.

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What time is it? What time is it?

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Okay TIAMO Lane means standing in the night. You will see this word pm Elaine.

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You'll see it in English probably written like this. I'm just giving the reason I'm saying this Arabic to you is because you're going to hear it okay. So just for you to kind of be familiar with your camera lil L A YL

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which means standing

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in the night

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or at nighttime,

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pm means stand Lael means night. Okay.

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All right. So when we talk about remember this scale we talked about and there's a slight correction that I want to make about the budget time this is not really that accurate in regards to when Fajr enters because it made sunrise and dawn the same. Okay. So here, when talking about standing at prayer in the nighttime, you are going to see in Ramadan

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that we will have in the in the mosques. You will have the last prayer which is called the word prayer.

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Isha prayer. The last one, the one at

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Night the last one before anybody goes to sleep roughly Okay.

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In Ramadan

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they will offer the Isha prayer and then they will offer something called Tawi

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Tawi T A R A

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total we

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didn't really know they don't even translate this in books actually is something you're gonna have to just kind of learn

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the meaning behind it comes from row house which means to rest

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okay but don't go around saying oh when is the resting prayer

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alright the reason they call it Everyone with me you can write down the new era good

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there reason it was called taraweeh

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is because you pray a two unit prayer rest get back and pray two units it's different two units two unit prayers offered offered Yanni it one timeframe. Okay.

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So we said Asia right?

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We said Asia as the first one. Number one, they'll pray Asia if you come to a masjid in Ramadan, the first thing they'll pray is the obligatory prayer is Isha Prayer is your prayer is four units.

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Now remember,

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a prayer

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is made up of units right would mean a unit. A unit is from when you say Allahu Akbar is when you say Allahu Akbar

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and then you recite Fatiha. Then you say,

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you recite fattier or you recite fattier and you recite another Surah of your choice, another chapter of choice, you don't have to, it's preferable. So you say, hola hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen manda Rahim, radicchio, me Dean II, I cannot do what I can to stay in. Do not sit off on my stuffing. So you don't want to let the you know I'm talking to him right in the middle of the day he won a ball Nene. So that's Fatiha. Then you would recite another chapter called Allahu Allahu Samad let me read when I'm youlet when I'm Nicola who for one I had Allahu Akbar, then you go into bowing position, then you will recite, you know the, the car the the invocations Subhanallah Aleem.

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Subhanallah belongings, reality, semi alarm and Hamidah you come up, then you go on prostration Allahu Akbar, you say? You say your invocations come up, Allahu Akbar and the offer to

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so what number prostration? Is this?

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The second one right after the second one.

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You come back up.

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That is one unit.

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This is a recap.

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Okay. Oh, I'm sorry. Yes, yes, yes, you're right. I'm sorry. Scratch that. I said I was wrong. A unit is a rocket. Okay, so I've offered one record so far. This is ruku. Right? So that's one unit on the second unit

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after the second prostration

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so I come back up Allahu Akbar. Then I recite the opening prayer fattier. Then I can recite a chapter my choice, then I go down, Allahu Akbar. Subhanallah millions 100 The audience want to really save me a lot when how many there are going to confirm that I go back down in frustration. After my first one, make my dua my prayers, come back up. Offer my second one. Make my dua my prayers, this what unit is this the first or second or third?

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On the second one? Do you do not stand up? You stay in a sitting position?

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And there is a prayer that you say.

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Okay, now for the fajr prayer. This is the last unit because Fudger is a two unit prayer.

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It's a two unit prayer basically two rakaats.

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Right. So remember, on the second unit of any prayer, you sit down after the second frustration.

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I'm gonna repeat it again. On the second unit of any prayer, you sit down on after the second prostration so after fajr at the end of first year, I'm in my second unit I'm sitting down, then I'd say the prayer then I'd say Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. So I go to and I'm done.

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Other prayers to other prayers I'm sorry, our four unit prayers. Basically it's two it's it's a pair of two units on on his theory. So it'd be that offered twice. So after my second unit I stay sitting down I make my prayer, then I come back up

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and then I would recite the fatsia and if we're going to cover this the shoulder, okay? Did y'all understand a two unit prayer?

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Okay, what I just did was a two unit prayer, which is to record so they will call it so each has four units

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Okay, so further or further is two units but saying a rakaat or they call it raka Raka is a unit

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Torah which

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is a series of to unit prayers that's it

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so you'll come in the mosque they pray isha.

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You come in the mosque, they'll pray isha. Then after Isha

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you'll see people getting up and they're praying their sooner praises optional prayers. Okay, the optional prayers are always two unit prayers. The generic is always two unit is two units, two rockets, two

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rockets. Good. Very good.

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Then you'll just see them stand up. Because we're so used to it. Like they'll say, they won't even say Okay, so that's a totally everyone, they'll just stand up. And you'll see people get up in the match the monster is going to be packed.

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Isn't you're never gonna see the mostest practice you will and Ramadan. Okay, it's gonna be a lot of people for the Isha prayer. So if you want to get a good spot, you want to come early.

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Okay, so he'll get up and they'll just say Allahu Akbar, and they'll just start Okay, so it's going to be a two unit prayer is Everyone with me?

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So tarawih is what is offered right after Aisha

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so you'll have

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you will have a shot

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then you will have second totally

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okay. Now,

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everyone with me

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taraweeh is long.

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The Isha Prayer is probably how many minutes in a mosque of any operation in Moscow, No probably not because of COVID Sorry, excellent.

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Shots probably 10 minutes, eight minutes, five minutes roughly right.

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Turn away maybe 30 minutes

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It may be a 30 minute prayer.

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Why? Because tomorrow we you will find in some mosques. They will pray

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2020 rockets.

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Everyone with me

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20 rockets, which means it is a How many pairs

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it will be 10

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pairs basically

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parents is what two units two rockets

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so what they'll do is they'll say Allahu Akbar the goal and the offer they're two and on the sitting after the sitting after the second unit. Sonic Rahmatullah sniper to Allah.

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The rest maybe 10 seconds get right back up. Allahu Akbar. In the go again.

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That's a totally okay, that's a total way. Some mosques you'll see 20 Some mosque you'll see they offer eight

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a eight rakaats.

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Offer eight. Yep.

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I swear to you, I swear to you. I just want you to just y'all I want y'all to know what you will be seeing. Okay. Some mosques you'll see people offer 20 But after eight you'll see half of the people are the most of the people leaving after eight.

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Okay, obviously I'm telling you this is because you're going to see it and I don't want you to ask why are they doing this? I'm going to explain why but just for you to know that this does take place all right. Okay.

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The purpose behind this is the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. Used to pray Taraweeh

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and we follow the Sunnah we follow what the Prophet SAW and some PCs used to do.

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Now the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him would pray eight

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Okay, he started to do it in the mosque, but he saw that people were following him. And he didn't want to make it obligatory upon them.

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Okay, so he would pray eight, he would pray 11 But we're going to talk about why it's 11. Okay.

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After his time, many of the disciples, you know, would pray 20 And somebody even pray more than that. As long as this method, that method, it's to you to your prayers, right? The reason they would do this, the ultimate reason that they would do this is for community is for the community to come together and to what

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And you're going to see the wisdom of that because you're going to come to a mosque and you're going to see the wisdom of people praying together. It's a beautiful thing. I mean, it's a beautiful mashallah, it's a really beautiful thing. You see a lot of Muslims.

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You know, that you get, you probably wouldn't see in the regular prayers, but you see them. They're so beautiful, seeing all the Muslim outside of the mosque, see people talking and things of that nature, you know, but it's a beautiful thing to see the community.

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Is everyone with me? All right. So that is totally

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Then you have what is called

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Witter. Everyone said

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oh, you're fast and now.

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What do you think said?

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Witter Witter means odd

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odd by odd number

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Even the Prophet Muhammad he said Allah Who Witter

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Allah is which means that Allah is odd. He is one that odd like weird like

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speaking to westerners that guy gotta make it very clear Ally's odd

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he's one he's not too he's not three okay, he's one

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should be the last prayer offered before you go to sleep

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with her with her

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it's highly recommended to do so even outside of Ramadan even outside of Ramadan.

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Now winter is called odd because everyone with me

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because it is a odd number of rakaats

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it is a OD and it is an odd number of

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rakaats of units

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all right.

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We're almost done.

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So we had Isha that we had tarawih and WITR. And really Ramadan is really distinguished by this. And when when you come in the mosque, this is what's going to be stunning. This is what's going to stand out the most. We're gonna see Whoa, while the Muslims here for

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Ramadan and praying, which are and again the main reason of his community, the process and we'll pray eight.

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I'm sorry, he would pray 11 Where did this three come from? He would add three rakaats for winter, the Prophet salallahu Salam, he, when he gave advice to one companion

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he told him to never leave off with never leave off with it. Why? Because it's a it's a virtuous prayer. That is a prayer right before going to sleep. And one should try their best. Not can be an odd number. It can be one, it can be one so it will literally be Allahu Akbar.

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The ARV Allahu Akbar. recite Fatiha okay, I recite the opening chapter than any other chapter after Allahu Akbar going on in in ruku Subhanallah Subhanallah

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semi Olalekan Hamidah and I see you know, it was very law he's those are praising him. I go to in frustration twice, then I don't come up because remember after the first unit, you should do it. Come back up and stand.

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Right. On this one you stay sitting.

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You stay sitting and the you make your Salam that's you can offer one, or you can offer three, or you can offer five or you can offer seven. Don't want to get too much into the science of that we can learn that later when we learn to prayer. Okay.

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So that is typically all of these prayers is what falls into this standing in the night. Why? Because

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all of these are offered in the nighttime.

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All right, so I'm going to try to break it down here real quick. So we have sun

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Instead, what prayer comes in at sunset?

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was not working

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is the McGraw prayer

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right So Margaret comes in right here right?

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Is Omar here.

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It's not working though it was working earlier

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I'm trying to get this pin to work.

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It was working earlier. You see?

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Okay, there it is. So Margaret comes here in here. Margaret

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is at sunset, right?

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Then a Shah will come in a little later.

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So Isha is here, let's say

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he shows here is the evening. Let's just say Isha is right here. Let's say he shows at

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Okay, now you still have the rest of the night time. Here's am and pm. So here will be 12 o'clock. Right?

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Total we roughly would be around this time

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roughly around this time.

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Right. So you have totally here

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is it clear? Are they clear his handwriting is chicken scratch. I'm good. So tarawih is often around this time. If they recite a little too long today, we can go all the way over here. Don't get the drift.

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Right. To 12am.

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Okay, but I just want you all to understand the tunnel, which is probably is going to be two unit prayers that go on for a while, especially if they're offering 20 It can go all the way to like 11 o'clock.

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Right? Yeah, go to like 11 o'clock. It's not obligatory for you to attend the total when you have to work like a nurse at 5am I wouldn't advise you to pray to her we

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wouldn't advise you to if you can pray to that's fine. You don't have to pray eight you don't have to pray 20 If you say for to Allah appreciates the

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you're gonna get some of the bulk of the blessings right. Now. Winter is part of total weight. Because you know, you you offering the last prayer tonight. Now what some people may do is they'll pray eight, after the 20. They'll pray eight after the eight excuse me, they'll go home, be with their family hang out and right before they go to sleep. They pray with her.

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Right? They pray with her. You can pray with her any of this time.

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Anytime, after totally, but it has to be the last prayer of the night. Is everyone understand that? Okay.

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So that is what we were talking about pm and lay in standing in the night. That is what is mentioned by the night prayers. Does everyone understand that? Everyone with me a small distinction that I want to make about Fudger here, it says sunrise and Dawn these actually should be two things. Fajr really is at this time right here.

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Because the sun is risen here. He says sunrise

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it should be an arrow.

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Dawn is literally around this time.

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Dawn is before the sun has risen. Dawn is kind of like the sun is like right here.

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But you have this idea that you have the sun you have the light of the sun. The what do they call it? The Twilight, as we talked about earlier, and as soon as the sun starts rising, you'll see a horizontal Twilight. I mean a vertical but you want to see the horizontal.

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You'll see a twilight if you were to look outside. The thing is we have buildings this you really can't see. Yeah, so it's hard to explain.

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If you're on a desert, right, so you got pictures, and you look out you'll see it's dark here but you see small Twilight, that's when you know the foragers really come in.

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If you just see a horizontal it's a little before maybe 1015 minutes before that. That's not as coming when you see the horizontal that's when you know that it is coming and you can start to pray your pleasure.

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Yeah, let's stop there. So does anyone have any questions regarding this?

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Okay, this is important for you to know because Ramadan is coming around. And you know if you want to see your community, you will definitely see them after Isha. Try to try your best to pray with the community. Do as much as you can in sha Allah. And

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this is something that is highly beloved I mean pm Allah

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alias something sending in the night as again, the verse that I gave you all look at the chapter of the one Corinthians chapter number

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78. I'm not mistaken. The chapter is called Muslim men, M Uzza. M I L.

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Okay, the one wrapped in garments.

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The last thing

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is the last third of the night. So here if we said Frederic comes in right here, the last or the night would be if we were to put this in it, make this into three, like thirds, right, boom. already written in right here. I don't know how to erase

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There we go.

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Oh, yeah. Check me out.

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All right. So we were to say, the last third of the night.

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The last third of the night

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okay, if we were to make this into thirds, and I'm going to try my best to make it into thirds, boom.

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I do a good job. This was good. It was good.

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In Islam, the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said

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that. The last third of the night is the best time to pray. After the five prayers.

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There's a lot of wisdom in that. Think about how hard it is to wake up to wash up and to pray. Which part of the night would it be?

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Right, exactly. So if you get up to pray to God, that's the best part. So all of this is considered the last third of the night.

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It's a lot of air. That's the key word allah appreciates the effort you may not even get to it. But Allah appreciates the effort.

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That's best prayer after the five prayers is the last third of the night

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and we're going to talk about the last 10 days of Ramadan next week inshallah but the last 10 days Ramadan the mosque will be opened around 3am Yes. To stand in prayer again. Getting it in and Ramadan

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to try the blessings in Ramadan trying your best right

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and all of us like sleep Allah knows you love sleep. He's put it naturally given us sleep we have to sleep. But you know this beautiful distribute what have you ever heard the event for Fudger?

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When they say the call to prayer for the fajr prayer

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Yeah, it's slightly different than all the other events for the other prayers.

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There's one thing that they say that's different.

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They say a Salah to Hiram and unknown prayer is better than sleep. Prayer is better than sleep.

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That's in the event. Will you ever hear any event for Fajr prayer type of event for Fajr prayer let's suppose you even hear us Salah to play you don't I can't say

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a slot to play them in a no.

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I think I can sing my kids see I can't sing I don't care.

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Right. So the last sort of the night brothers and sisters

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again from the goal of memorizing Fatiha make a goal to at least get something in the nighttime by yourself.

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Something at least wake up and ask God for this month we're going to talk about it. This month is such a blessed month and we have to take advantage of it.

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You know how back in the day it was like Christmas and then it was the New Year's resolution? And it was special. I mean, I mean outside of the liquor in the party was let's keep it real. It was special for some weird reason.

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Yeah, New Year's, and then you had your New Year's resolution. I'm gonna lose two pounds or something. Tomorrow. The gyms are always packed like the Monday after, you know, January 1 Hamdulillah. We try. We try. Ramadan is that time

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it's that time for you to

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obtain and have a new get a new habit.

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Don't make it seasonal. Do not make it what? Don't make it seasonal. I see a lot of Muslims fall into this. Do not and I'm not I'm not not excluded. Don't make it seasonal.

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Ramadan is when I'm gonna do it. Then after Ramadan. I'm back to the real me.

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That was my you know, my spiritual side, you know, let it serve as a catalyst for a new habit and be practical with your abilities, what you're able to do, and always ask Allah to help you. He cannot do it yet in a stain that's in the chapter feta, which we're all gonna memorize Java and I'm always here

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Right. There's many videos on YouTube where you can easily recite it. Podcast, just press repeat when you're driving anywhere, it's seven vs. It's doable in a week.

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Take a verse a day seven days a week.

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And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Hamdu lillahi Ramadan Alameen Alhamdulillah Ramadan me just repeat it over and over and over again and then just read it

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in sha Allah you can obtain it inshallah God willing. Does anyone have any questions?

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So what we cover today is the importance of the Quran in regards to Ramadan, that it was something that was real to the Prophet Muhammad. When you want to learn how to pray, I would highly advise you to try to do it at the nighttime. Why? Because the nighttime is one of the strongest means of you to ponder and understand the general message. The pondering over the Quran, the ultimate goal of pondering is to act upon it. And when you act upon it, one of the strongest ways of acting upon it is taking advantage of the night time in which Ramadan it takes place with the night Yes ma'am.

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Nope, well, I would recommend you Yes. No, what do you mean learning English?

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The word like the meaning of it. That yes, ma'am.

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oh yeah

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I have some pencils in my garage. I'll bring them next time inshallah. I realize I don't have my car.

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Yes, I would advise you to read it to understand it.

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But if you don't know me, we don't know the Arabic today and you're praying, you know, just recited in English is fine.

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Yeah, all praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds we praise. The Most Merciful, the Beneficent

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Oh, no, if right right now, but as of today, Have you memorized the Arabic?

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Right, so you're not going to pray?

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Right. Now I know what you're asking. I'm just I'm giving you step by steps. No one can misunderstand me.

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If you don't know yes, you can. You can say it in English. If you've memorized the English

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then you can say it in English. The most important thing is that you understand the English right? While you are memorizing the Arabic

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Now I'm not saying this to where you can just go with the English for six months. Guys, you can memorize the Arabic

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tomorrow if you're serious about it, you can memorize the Arabic by the next class your to post its

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excuse guys,

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where do you find

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I in a transliteration? If I had a match, I would want to bring the Quran stuff. If it was just transliteration? No, it's no hold on. Hold on. Without the Arabic in there. Cool, man.

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Whoa, no, if it just translate, I am so not a fan of transliteration. It handicaps your education, why are you going to hold yourself back from learning a whole other? Can you imagine? If you walk in your non Muslim family's home, and you start reciting personally, I think you're an Arab or some, somebody that's trying not to be right. But they're gonna say they this they must take this serious to where they take in their time to learn how to read another language.

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That is huge. That is huge. And it's not difficult.

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Now, if you haven't learned the letters, learn the letters Sharla. And I can give you all some some resources, I think actually, you know, take some resources, and then learn how to read it. It's not difficult many. We're all adults here. All of us have faced something in our lives. That is very difficult. And we look back we say man, how did I get through that?

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This is just one and this is what Allah wants. For me. You think that when you struggle that Allah is not going to make it easy for you. Just think about that. If you're struggling to read and recite the book that he revealed to you, and he made it obligatory upon that, and you're doing that because he's pleased with it. You think he's going to make it very, very difficult upon you or you won't see receive reward for the difficult struggle that you're going through.

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You have to look at the light into the tunnel. Don't Look here. Look there.

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Right. And then when you get it, it stays with you for a lifetime because you're gonna recite it 17 times a day.

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Oh, this is where this is where this we're using this we're using both

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Mic drop. Yep.

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It's up to you. Y'all have about what three weeks left

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to Ramadan I would highly advise you learn the letters. You know how to connect them and you will Allah He once you get it you'll be so thankful to Allah for that yes

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it's a it's a it's been

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raging. I will be left ministry upon the regime. Bismillah R Rahman Rahim

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Allah bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim.

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I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the accursed

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whenever you recite the Quran, some people believe that shape

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wise this point that he might try to like,

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hit you hard, he will

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say that.

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First, yes, not obligatory. The only thing that's obligatory for you to recite in Arabic is the Fatiha.

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Right. That's the first thing you want to say all that everything else, don't worry about that as of yet.

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Right. And I mean, you're gonna memorize, you're going to hear it so much that you're gonna remember it. I will be live in a shape on Ambrogi Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim, you're going to memorize it, you're going to get it so much you're going to get though or you're going to hear that so much is going to be just second nature to you. And every time you read 17 times, you just

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don't remember hamdulillahi rabbil aalameen, or mantra or just say it in English.

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A lot knows your effort. Right? Allah knows you're ever watching when you're trying when you're not.

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Any other questions?

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Okay, so next week, we're going to talk about the Yes.

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We're going to talk about the last 10 days, it's virtue, what you may see in the last 10 days, and we're going to finish this up a little in regards to the programming of resuscitation, you're going to hear some mosques, they recite real fast, some real slow. We're going to talk about that in the last Sunday's the 27th night of Ramadan, if you've probably heard about it, what that means in the in Islamic history, what that means for the Muslim, what's the validity of it? Right. But the last thing is Ramadan, we're going to cover be in Allah, He Tada, and then talk about the Eid, which is very important for you all this conference, because that's usually a story that we talk about in

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regards to convert others no one. I mean, when they eat for, we're going to talk about it. It's basically the part the day of partying and celebrating on the conclusion of Ramadan,

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that you're orderly, you're highly recommended to have fun. And I'd like to like that. To go out and eat and give charity and have fun with your friends and family. But convert some reverse sometimes we don't have that luxury, especially with family, our family.

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Some of them don't even want us to be Muslim. So where are we going to go? You're leaving at the mosque and where are you going on going? My friend? Where are you going to go to my family? Many years myself, I just go back to the house and watch TV. Sleep. Yeah. And then you talk to him later that night that night? Yeah. I mean, I'm so full man. Is it why I was with the family. We went here and there and you're thinking, oh, man, I wish I had a Muslim family.

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You know, so yeah, we'll talk about that. Inshallah. Tada. Any other questions

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in the comments.

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Was this difficult?

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You understood everything. Does Kamala Harris was Santa Monica rahmatullahi wa barakatuh.