Ramadan Prep for Reverts #6

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Okay

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Bismillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah while earlier he was Sufi woman wala Amma, but I do. In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, we send peace and blessings upon Muhammad and all of the prophets.

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For those of you that are new, welcome hamdulillah My name is doula Oduro. And we will be covering the

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primer, I guess you can say for lack of better words in Ramadan. What are some things that the Muslim in general, but the new Muslim in specific with this timeframe that we are in now should know about Ramadan? Right. So that's what we are roughly going to cover. We covered a couple of issues regarding Ramadan. The goal of Ramadan where Ramadan comes from, what month it is in the Islamic calendar, and I may pop up and ask a couple of review questions to individuals that were here before. Ding ding.

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So what calendar do Muslims follow Zack?

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Lunar Calendar, what number month is Ramadan in the calendar?

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That

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one

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night the ninth month in the lunar calendar.

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Right now we are in the eighth month in the lunar calendar. We are in a month called

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shad ban.

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The name of the month is called

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shot.

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It's up put in a pass for your shot. Ban. Okay. In Arabic, you would write it like that.

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Boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom.

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Shot, Ben.

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Okay, so that's the month before Ramadan. Okay. It's called shot. Ben, we are now in the month of shot, Ben. All right, we're actually in the middle of the month of shot ban.

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Okay, so that is a virtuous month as well. Because it is mentioned that the Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, us too fast in this month as well.

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His wife mentioned that he would fast the majority of the month.

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And the reason primarily that he would fast the majority of this month because he was asked by someone by a young companion. And he said this is a month that many people are neglectful of, and I wanted to fast this month to ensure that people are he wanted to fast this month because people many people were neglectful of it. And he loved for this.

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He loved to be fasting, while the deeds are raised up to Allah because he says this month, all the deeds are raised up to Allah and the whole month. Deeds meaning the actions that you perform, they're raised up to him how Allah knows, I don't know. But he said, I love for my action. I love to be fasting while this takes place. In other words, he loves to be doing a righteous action while his actions are being raised at the same time. Okay, so that's just to show that

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many people are negligent of this month. Why? Because as you see up here, Can y'all see from over there?

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Okay, so these are the 12 months that we have, these are the 12 months of the out of lunar calendar, or we can say the Islamic calendar, if you will, of the Islamic one and make that distinction or the Islamic calendar.

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You will find that in these months here.

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Where's Roger? Right

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zuka Zul Hijjah

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huddle room.

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Right. These are the four months that a law says or the Asheville forum these are the prohibited months the Arabs before the time of the prophets of Allah Allah wa salam, peace and blessings be upon him. These were four months that they would not oppress each other or kill each other or do any bad deeds. It was just a month that this is your righteous month. Okay.

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So the month in between Raja and Ramadan Ramadan is the month of righteousness as we know it's the month that you fast right? So people would be negligent of this month of shot ban.

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Because they'd be good for lack of better words in this month. And in Ramadan, obviously, especially for the Muslims because Muslims wouldn't last a month. So he would say people were negligent of this month. So he would intensify his worship and from that being fasting in the month of Ramadan. So what does that mean for us as Muslim? Now you'll see for Muslims may speak about it on the pulpit or the member, they call it, they would fast. So fasting tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, the day after the day after tomorrow. Fasting is something that's highly recommended. It's not obligatory, but it's recommended. Also, it's recommended because of another reason outside of the negligence of

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people not fasting that month, is that it prepares you for what?

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For what

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prepares you for Ramadan. It prepares you for the month of Ramadan. Because when you fast you're going too fast. From what Ashley? What three things

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eating, drinking and eating, drinking and relations from what timeframe Zach?

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Sunrise, right, is it sunset to sunrise?

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No, it's sunrise to

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sunset, or we need it to be a little more precisely because I made that mistake, not really sunrise to sunset, because Dawn takes place before sunrise. So this here, what is written, this is actually it should actually be dawn would be a little lower than this. Dawn would be a little bit here. Okay, because Dawn is an illumination of light that is that you will see that is horizontal,

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or horizontal illumination of light. You don't see the sun yet. You wouldn't see this.

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Right. So if you look on your clocks, if you have like,

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you know, the that you know, these these apps that you can see what time Fajr comes in. Right Frederick will be written f A Jr. Right? You'll see a time next to it. So for instance, it'll say

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Fajr

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6:12am.

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This 612 does not represent what does not represent what

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sunrise, it represents dawn.

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Okay, Dawn is when the sun starts to emerge from the horizon. Sunrise is when the sun has actually risen to where you can see it and you will see the illumination. I mean, you'll see the daytime basically, that's when you'll see the birds come out. And but before that, it'll still be mostly mostly dark, and you'll see some rate horizontal Twilight, if you will. Okay, so that is when once you start fasting, and that's the time that you'll see on your app. Right? It's when it's when dawn strikes, you'll see a bit of Twilight a horizontal Twilight, not a vertical one, but a horizontal one. Does anyone have questions so far?

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Any questions? Okay.

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So that's exactly it from sunrise or from dawn to dusk. Okay, so a dot dawn to sunset and generically saying sunrise to sunset, generically okay, but to be a little more precise, he would say, dawn to sunset. Okay. So we covered some basic rules of Ramadan, we can cover it after we'll do a brief review at the very end inshallah. God willing.

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We left off at the night prayer,

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the night prayer, what should one expect to see on the night of Ramadan? Meaning that you will have how many prayers in Islam?

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How many are there?

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Five. Okay.

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There's the Fajr, the dot the, I guess you say dawn prayer, then you will have vor which is the midday prayer.

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All right.

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Right, then you will have so this would be the first prayer. That's the Fajr then you will have this prayer.

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And this is little her.

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You can read it anyway. Very bad hearing. Then you will have the answer prayer, which is the afternoon prayer. And this is the third one.

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And that is what is called answer. Then you will have the fourth prayer, which is called Maghrib. That's the fourth here. And then the fifth, which is Asia, which is the one that's right here. Right and you'll come you can see it on your apps here. Now the Isha Prayer is the one that is for units. They call those units

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What did they call the unit's

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rocket? Right? How would you spell it?

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Are aka t right? It's a rocket basically means a unit

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of prayer.

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Okay.

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So it's Iraq a unit of prayer, right? So a unit of prayer is from when you say, Allahu Akbar. And then you bow, come back up, prostrate, come back up from a sitting position, prostrate again, and then come back up. That's a unit. Right? We covered this. And if it's in your sec, if you're in your second or fourth unit, after your second prostration, what would you do?

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You'd stay in a seated position. So you'd have Allahu Akbar your recite, which we'll cover Inshallah, God willing, then you go into record. Then you come back up, then you prostrate.

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Come back up.

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Prostrate again.

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In the second record, what do I do?

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Stay seated. Right. And then I would say a certain prayer, inshallah. Tada. So that's what I wanted to make sure that we understood.

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Dare we say every odd number one stands up, every even number one stay sitting after the second froster. So that's a record. So you will have how many rakaats and Isha prayer?

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How many?

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For very good, you will have four in Asia. But in Ramadan, the Isha stays the same, but there will be an additional congregational prayer. This prayer is not obligatory. Who remembers the name of this prayer?

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Yes, very good.

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Toto, we, what does this linguistically come from? Who remembers? I find it especially when we understand like break down the word it contextualize is the word

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therefore understanding Oh, that's why that is called that.

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Now,

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it comes from rest, like to rest, or to relax. One could dare say chill, hang out when I really hang out. Hang has like a little time long.

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But like just to relax for a minute roll. Right? Some would say that some would say that it comes from to relax. Why? Because taraweeh is a compilation is Everyone with me?

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Or you're fasting knows? No. Okay. I know the master. Not that.

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Right? Except the nurse. You may have the n95s an n95. Mask.

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Okay.

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You're vaccinated. Great. Okay. All right. All right. We're good. We're good. All right, so tarawih is a compilation of two unit prayers.

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Zach asked me how many

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great questions Zach. Now total we can be a compilation of 10 to unit prayers. I don't know how many I wrote here. 2468 10 So that would be 20 rakaats. Is everyone with me?

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That means no one's with me. Is everyone with me? Great. So we have 246-810-1214 1618 20

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Why did I put 20

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I put 20 Because you will find mosques after the Isha Prayer offering 20 watt

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20 rakaats which is called

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tarawih everyone said total we one more time

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for the Instagram

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total we

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see for the gram right? I don't know. I'm trying anyway.

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Here this recording right here, right.

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Total we right now is 20 and obligation.

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No, it's not. You will find some mosques only offer 2468

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Okay, we talked about this. So you

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Watch the video Shala you can get further further explanation but I'm doing this to remind ourselves about the night prayer

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which is specific to Ramadan. Okay, so that's the that's the second type of prayer that is offered after a shot.

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Okay and the third is winter which we talked about on winter means winter means who knows what winter means? Very good winter means odd winter is just Arabic for odd

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question I think is a law Witter.

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Oh,

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he's

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one

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he's not even.

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He's not.

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But odd. Do you mean like weird or do you mean like, What do you mean?

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I always do that they know me. I'll look at you strange, like you're totally wrong. Or like, you should be outcasted right. Gotta give that look to see if you're sure what you're saying. Yeah, you're exactly right. And the process ism says so that so Exactly, yeah. Odd is wizard so? Well, it's unavailable. Basically, you should you should end your day

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with an odd number prayer, so one record 3759 Okay. So you will see that the night prayer is composed of these three, it would be Aisha it turned away and it says raka but it will be Isha. Turn away. And then

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Witter? Okay, does everyone see that right here see this see the graph the scale the

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table

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it won't see anyone have any questions regarding it

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broke any questions? Brooke is broke right

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now

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no questions whatsoever Ali.

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Good question Ali. Good Good, good catch. I was waiting for someone to catch that.

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To HUD Jutes is another

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prayer, but it is a prayer based on a certain time frame.

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That time frame is the last third of the night. So CR says night see here Seabrook versus nighttime all in blue here. So, if we were to divided into three parts, this is the early nighttime and my pens not working. The early nighttime is here, the first 30 divided into thirds, the first third is here, the second third is here, the third night, the third, third, all right, is here, the best time to offer Tahajjud prayer or when one says to Hadoop, it is implied that it is offered at that timeframe.

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Okay, why is this important? Why is this virtuous? Because it has been mentioned by Muhammad salallahu Salam peace be upon him that this time of the day or of the night is the best time because Allah will ask Is there anyone that wants forgiveness? Short therefore I shall forgive him. Is there anyone that is asking I will give to them.

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And when you think about it,

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waking up at the last third of the night takes a level of what ladies and gentlemen

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willpower commitment Exactly. If you were to do that to pray

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what does that say?

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That you are committed that you are you have some type of aspiration. Okay. So that is another prayer that can be offered inside and outside of Ramadan on every single day of the year. Okay.

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wanted to point that out because

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in the month of Ramadan, you will find and as we're going to cover today, the last 10 days of Ramadan are the most virtuous. The last 10 nights of Ramadan are the most virtuous nights of the year

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of the year. Scholars say the most the most virtuous 10 days of Ramadan are the days of Hajj.

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The most virtuous 10 nights of when I say the most virtuous 10 days of the year, not in Ramadan are the other days of Hajj, the most virtuous 10

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nights of the year are the nights of Ramadan. Is that clear?

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Yes. Okay. So tahajjud is another type of prayer again to HUD. If one you know, one praise Aisha check okay, firstly the Ramadan hamdulillah chick.

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I got it I got my I got my Isha done. Totally okay, I was able to offer eight. I didn't say for the 20 No problem. I go home. And I think that I'd be able to stay up to the last third of the night. So I pray to HUD you. Is it a condition to stay up and watch Netflix until last third of the night come up.

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Now, what about Netflix? Is it a condition to watch Netflix?

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Absolutely. Yeah, great. Good. That's it's a good answer. All right.

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One can go to sleep and then wake up before Fajr and say, You know what, I want to pray to Hadoop. They can pray to Hadoop and then make their last unit Witter. And this is primarily an issue of intention that one intends to offer which is Everyone with me.

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Okay, so no biggie, it's not a thing that if you don't do one of these three tahajjud which are totally that you are a sinner or it is obligatory upon you, but a SHA is a biggie.

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He says one of the five obligatory prayers one should try their level best to offer it whether in in person in person

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in spirit to person spirit and when separate to encase

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in person and in spirit. Okay, but you can offer it independently preferable to offer it in congregation. Okay. Anyone have any questions so far?

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So what we covered

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is roughly the night prayer you will see this every night in Ramadan for 30 Nights okay.

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Now what I mentioned earlier is that the most virtuous days of Ramadan are the most virtuous nights are the what

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last 10 nights of Ramadan okay

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can you replace her

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right let's go this one and this will get back to that one. Yes here read this

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Okay, so this is the Night of Decree is translated or can be translated as

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God

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Tada

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Night of Decree

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decree

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is a we'll just call it other is a later to cover but Arabic is just other you're gonna hear people say that the reason I'm giving you that transliteration of Arabic is I mean their language we don't well let me just do this for Ashley and Shaw inch inshallah the rest of you within the next couple of months. But Ashley is going to break this down for us, right Ashley?

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Yay, hey

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gotta that's clear.

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And if them off the raw, right?

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God that has a lot of meanings. All right, you'll see it translated in different ways in the Quran. You see it translated as power, the Night of Power, the Night of Decree. Right.

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But this is a special night within the 10 nights of Ramadan.

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The special night within the 10 nights of what Ramadan. This is a chapter in the Quran and it's called the chapter of God butter. The chapter of The Night of Decree. Allah was speaking about this beautiful night it's chilling looking at okay, I got you

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Dallas.

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So Allah here is firstly saying inna Anza now houfy Leila terracotta Verily, We have sent it down

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in the night of the quarter that it's being the Quran. So Allah is talking about the revealing or revelation of the Quran being sent to who?

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Who is the Quran sent to

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the the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him Right, exactly. So when he sent this down, it was either the the night that the first revelation

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Shouldn't was given to him.

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And some say it was the night that the whole Quran was given to him in Ramadan when he resigned, because the process he's supposed to be appointed would recite the whole Koran to Gibreel throughout the month of Ramadan or some say even twice. But some scholars mentioned with me

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that when Allah says that we sent the Quran down during the night of that we set the Quran down during the Night of Decree. It was the beginning of the Quran because the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over a period of how many years

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Yes, 2310 of them he spent 13 of them he spent in Mecca and 10 of them in where and Medina

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1313 years in Mecca and 10 in Medina equals how much

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23 in Mecca.

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Okay, we're gonna get there and 1010 years and where

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Medina

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throughout this whole timeframe, the Quran was being revealed to the Prophet peace and blessings be upon him. The revelation will be consequential sometimes sometimes people would ask him a question, and he would not know the answer. And then the Allah would send a verse wrote telling him the answer. He said, Yes, Aluna kinda know somebody when Mason they asked you about liquor and gambling. Right?

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So he answers a question that last month Allah expounds upon that, right? So when Allah Subhan Allah, Allah is telling him about something that is a revelation therefore being legislation in the religion.

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Right. So here Allah subhana wa Tala Allah, Allah the Exalted, saying We sent the Quran down in the United decree, the first revelation to Muhammad salallahu Salam peace be upon him. How old was he

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remembers from our group 40 years old.

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And the first verse that was sent to him was

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when he told him to do what

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Allah says the angel Gabriel, and the angel Gabriel told him to do what?

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Read, read ekra Read. So if we say the beginning of the Quran was revealed in this night, so when if gara read was sent down to him, it was in this night it was in the night of Qatar, which would be in the last 10 nights of Ramadan. Okay, is everyone with me?

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That's a one point.

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I'd like to put new guests on the hot seat. Is that okay? Ally, Brooke is okay.

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Brooke

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ready?

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She's, of course er Come on.

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Not ready that's a problem.

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All right.

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Now Lee makes a claim he makes a claim I've

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no comment. That God is I who did you get?

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That's the first of all, I've been a muscle for 20 I've never heard like the cool kids. You know, they're learning the religion. God is odd. Right. He makes that claim.

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I have more coming. We're not done yet. Zach. Just you know, keep the water

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lunging and gotten the tomatoes here. We're good.

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claim he makes art though.

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That God is odd. Meaning that he's one right. That's why some people maybe they call themselves Muslim come into the religion because God is not one or three. But I got a problem. Brooke. Maybe you can help me help us.

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God says here indeed. What?

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What do you say?

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Indeed, who?

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I don't know. I don't know. Last time I checked. We represents more than one.

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That's the last time I checked.

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I mean, is that is that accurate that we represents more than one?

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Yes.

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Then what?

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What do we do? I mean, if God so is it.

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He says we sent who sent the Quran to Muhammad

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In

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the past prophets sent the revelation

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wish I'd like to

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intensify the moment

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we got a

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friend. Okay, okay

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she looked at each other

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is he the boy? Oh, I've been doing this for a while okay

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I'm not I'm not a newbie here

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like

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you pick the right guys?

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Yes, he's right.

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The roar.

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Can you say Royal? Yes.

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The Royal week can you explain

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me spiritually as well as like kinds of magistrate, monarchy, things like that they would refer to themselves as weak as though because they're such

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a large being almost like

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they're almost like more than once

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there you go. I think the key word you said was magistrate That's it.

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That's it in the Arabic language. The usage of plurality is to stress magistrate majesty that they are great that they are all the when we say uh Salam wa ala what?

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A Salam wa ala comb right? The last part is a Salam wylye Calm, right.

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So now Michael, he makes us a cycle. Right? But it's really a Salam aleikum. Comb in Arabic.

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Means you all

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you have a Salam wa they come. Come means all of you. But to one person I would say As salam Wa alaykum

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ye it's to show my nobility to that person, or that person is notable to me, because in actuality, if I was to use the singular, I would say a Somali car. I know this is like a slight Arabic lesson but

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right? So here is a Salam aleikum. So when we say indeed We sent down the Quran, it is just to show Parral or not to sort of plurality to show majesty to God. So when God says really we have done this we have done that is to express majesty, okay, his greatness. So he says during the night of we sit down the Quran, so the Quran was sent down to the Prophet peace be upon him. All right, we believe the crown was sent down from the heavens to the Prophet via Gibreel. Angel Gabriel. Okay. Then he goes in, he says in the Night of Decree. Then he asked, Well, Matt other aka Marlena took other and what can make you know, what is the Night of Decree? How will you know this Night of Decree? You

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noticed I didn't mention a specific date.

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Okay.

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This Night of Decree has been mentioned that it is one of the last 10 nights and we're going to cover the statement on it. You will see on the 27th. Night

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the 20 What actually

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but Brooke, the 27th Nights, that is the night that if you do not come early, you will not find a spot in the mosque.

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Because the Muslims believe and there is some proof, authentic proof from generally this verse and specifically, a statement from the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. That implies or that directly states that the 27th night is the Night of Decree, it is the night of other it is the Night of Decree. Okay. But there are other reports that state that it may be other knights but the strongest of them from this is from a slight academic discourse from the scholars of the religion that have studied this religion decades. And they look through the texts, the authoritative texts and proofs. And they have derived at 27. And then there's other proofs that show just the generic last 10 here.

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Let's just understand that the last 10 nights are virtuous and the night of other is within one of those.

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Can we do that? Can we make

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The deal real quick. Yes. Great hamdulillah why is this such a big deal? Ali?

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Can you ask me why it's a big deal?

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Good question.

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Actually, can you read please

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The Night of Decree is better than 1000 months later told Cody Hey, Ron min, Alfie Shahara, that the Night of Decree is better than 1000 months roughly scars are like 83 years.

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This is why people in the month of Ramadan, you'll find the last 10 nights

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that they will come now I'm about to join a previous lesson that we just took, they'll pray that Aisha they'll pray the total way. They won't pray the winter. That was me.

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Because the mosques will be opened around 1am

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to pray the tahajjud.

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Because that's the last third of them are 3am Excuse me, because that's the last third of the night. After they're done with the Tahajjud prayer, they'll pray the wisdom. All right, this is just to show that people are taking advantage of the spiritual opportunity, the benefits.

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If

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you know,

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you were to invest in in a certain stock, and it was to be insured, it was to be insured that, you know, when you invest in that stock, it's going to raise up, you know, 1000 within the next two weeks, you know, that shares, then you know, it'd be like, instead of you know, I mean is not realistic, like $1,000. Okay, but you understand what I'm saying is that it's better than 1000 1000 months doing any type of worship in that day, or night.

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It is as though you have done it over and over again, which goes to 1000 months equals 1000 months. That's the virtue of this night.

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So that is why it's so important that Muslims try their best to do actions of worship in this night. And if you don't know which night it is, if you're unsure which particular night it is, you're sure that it's within what

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the 10 Very good.

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You're sure that it's within the 10 Nights.

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Then he continues to say and this is the last part of the chapter.

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Brooke Can you read please?

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So it mentions here that the angels descend there and by the permission of the Lord telencephalon Mala, to what rule that the angels descend. And it's been mentioned that the angels are like pebbles that are that are coming to that are stuck together, coming down and they fill up the horizon.

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Okay, they feel like you imagine they fill up the horizon and this beautiful, beautiful night.

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What row and the the, the spirit. Scholars have mentioned that that is the angel Gabriel. See, there are certain angels in Islam that are just generic angels. And then there are some that are specific like you have Gabriel. Okay. So you have Angel Gabriel is the one that that sends the revelation. It's Angel Gabriel. All right. So that's what the last one was saying here the angel and the Spirit descend there in by the permission of their Lord for every matter, including the armor. Then he says salam on Salomon here had Mattila al Fajr peace is until the emergence of dawn and that's one of the signs that scholars say that on this night of Qatar it has some signs that one can tell it's not hot

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it's not cold you will see the moon look like a dish very flat. Okay, and then also it is very cool cool weather and that's why it's a salaam on here it's a peaceful peaceful

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environment and atmosphere if you will when when if you were to go outside all right, I mean obviously there's been nights where I've seen him like man this is

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this is probably late so call me you know I'm gonna go ahead and pray a little more known just right but this is layer two called if it feels like it but Allah knows best we don't say Oh, this feels great. Okay, everyone go on social media nails because it's tonight late tonight go and you know, no, nothing like that. But if we have that feeling, you know, you ask Allah to accept your deeds from you shall

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Anyone have any questions so far?

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Okay, now, Zach, can you read this read this please

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listen, dribble

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pray all the night

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Okay, so from this

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what can we extract? So the first thing that is mentioned here, he says that with the start of the last 10 days of Ramadan and it's really

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it really the last 10 nights because in Arabic it says the last 10 but it's particularly the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And the reason we specify on the nights is because Laila Takada is one of the nice, that's the main reason. Okay.

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What are three things that the messenger Muhammad Salah Salem used to do? Now, this statement is not what he said he didn't say this.

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His wife is reporting this his wife is reporting what he would do. Okay. So what's the first thing it was the first thing he would do?

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He would pray all night.

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He would pray all night.

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Okay. Now, some people may say, Okay, so is it like a monk?

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Like, Monk just doesn't do anything? doesn't work? Doesn't you know, nothing like that? I would say yes. And these last 10 Nights?

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Somewhat, so I would say yes. Okay. And that shows a level of devotion, a level of undivided attention and a level of understanding the virtue of God's blessings.

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And doing what is in your capabilities within your capabilities, but using the extent of those capabilities to do what is best for your own soul. That requires me being a monk for a couple of days and detaching myself from distractions. We have to ask ourselves a question. Are we willing to do that? I mean, now we hear about meditation being something that is huge, right? There are many apps on meditation, right? One needs to take a break, when needs to relax. Okay, well, this is exactly the epitome of that. Okay, and what better time to do it than this time. So here, he would pray all night. And then after that, he said, and he would keep his family awake for the prayers or

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a Aqaba he would wake his family up.

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I have teenage boys and soon to be, which I'd never wished will take place a teenage girl.

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Okay.

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If I don't wake them up for 355 nights of the year,

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I should try my best within these 10.

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Right. This is there's so much wisdom in his wife saying that he would wake his wife up for prayer. Imagine you and your spouse, husband, children. If I'm waking up, say Wake up, wake up, wake up. Breakfast was the time to go to work? No, it's time to pray. Well, it's a federal grant. No, it's the middle of the night.

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Oh, to HUD, you know, it's, yeah, it's time to wake up and pray and just pray a little or pray a lot. But it's showing you that he has a level of devotion and understanding and stressing to all of us the importance of this blessing night. And what's the third thing that he would do?

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He would what

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he would tie his lower garments, meaning that he would not have any form of intimacy with his wife. Because you know, in Ramadan, from sun set to sunrise, you're able to do the three things that you were not allowed to do during the day which is eat and drink and be with your spouse. Okay. But in this night, he will not even be with his spouse.

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Like I said monk, right, as some would say, Okay.

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He would devote himself to the masjid. The mosque He would not leave for 10 days. Imagine being here for 10 days.

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10 days date Well, tonight's Okay.

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I've done it numerous times. I've done it in America. I've done it in Medina. I've done it in Mecca. La

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changing experience.

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How many of you have fasted the whole month interview yet? Yes. Okay, is the new muscle class?

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It's empty? I'm not as good Mila Are you for your intention?

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Yet the average convert that I know, when they the first year

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you will have questions and afters What can I do this is like, no water.

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When I used to work in the or

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I mean, some of the visitors I used to work with, are you sure you can do this? Like he started getting worried? Like,

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are you allowed?

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Are you will you have enough sugar we have no glucose to function. And, you know, I used to work with some surgeons that, you know, they only wanted to work with certain people. Right? And they were very, very particular. I mean, you had to know,

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you know,

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only certain nurses will work with only certain doctors, you know, so fasting actually, I was much more sharp, when I was fasting, much more alert when I was fasting. And it was amazing to some of them. Right How I could do this while I was fasting. So it definitely is doable. And remember this let's take a step back and understanding who Allah is and his honesty, his nature, but his essence is that from his qualities, he would not legislate something for you more than you can what

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more than you can bear and you can handle. So here when one is fasting, one is able to handle that unless there's some dire situation that's outside of the normal generic

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standard of a human being from the from health, you know, not like if they have diabetes or things that nature may go to that and you go Dallas, this is different. Right? So when looking at the Prophet peace be upon him. He would stay in the mosque for 10 Nights devoted. Okay.

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See, Brooke, can you read this please? I don't know how this is like a transliteration. chancelleries like transliteration of Arabic, you wanna give a try?

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Okay, Bismillah it's gonna be fun. We're gonna press the record on your phone, and I'm just

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Laylatul Qadr?

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One second.

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So this was a question that was asked by the wife of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. So now she's asking Okay, in this beautiful glorious night, if I was to ask God for anything,

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what should I ask him? What is that what should that tell you right now?

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What is that telling you?

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An important important question, but more more more. So a an

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important one

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answer that whatever prayer is about to be mentioned is something that is magnificent is huge.

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And whatever is in the contents of that prayer, one should really ponder over and look at themselves with.

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Forget

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good.

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So what is the theme here?

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Forgiveness.

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Why? Why do you think?

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Exactly. We commit sin,

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day in and day out. We are people that are negligent. But guess what? That's from our nature. From that natural characteristic. Allah has ordered you to call on Him and ask for forgiveness. What better time to ask for forgiveness than this time of vulnerability

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when you're alone in the mosque.

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abstaining from that which is permissible for you allowed for you and as a matter of fact, one would indulge upon it at that time, but you're abstaining from that and you're praying to God to forgive you just think about that.

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Think about it.

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you're purposely going into seclusion to pray. And then you make a prayer such as this, Oh Allah, you are the most forgiving. So what's the first thing you're doing here? You're doing what you are acknowledging

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what?

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That He's forgiving.

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The most forgiving. And this is something that is important when one wants a favor from someone

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you know, at least parallel I love parents, you know,

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we'll Clear Lake area, NASA is is great. And,

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you know, I just put the roads you know, it's not it's really been that's why I don't want to go back to Houston, right. So if I was to start with something good to entice you, then I would say something that I feel I say, you know, the real, real gentle guy, you know, my good personality, a lot of people like human, but you may want to just work on this. Right? So I'm acknowledging something. But if I acknowledged you say, No, at least I really heard you're generous. You're really real generous guy. And, you know, I know you don't even know about the charities you've given the last couple of years, I was wondering if you'd be able to help us out help something a little

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charity here.

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I mentioned that the quality of his a good action of his and I asked him for something based on that.

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What

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quality based on that quality. So here you are acknowledging God for His forgiveness, and you ask Him for His

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forgiveness. So you're asking him and this is something that we find in the first chapter of the

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what

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only one book I'm most likely talking about the Quran right? It's not gonna be like, I don't know

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the first chapter of the Quran so you saying all praise due to Allah beneficent the merciful

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madaket 100 I really mean Lord of the worlds of beneficent the merciful you're mentioning all of these names and then you ask him much later guide us to the straight path do you know sit all right so this is important here and this is a dua that I highly implore you all to memorize not the Arabic that memorize the Arabic part it transliteration you know, my view on transliteration. I do not like transliteration at all. I'm not a big fan of I'm not a fan of it. I'm not even big fan or little fan of it. But at least the English you say oh Allah you know if you're you know, you're in the mosque, you know, and you have some time to yourself there's no one there that you don't know anyone there.

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Oh Allah you the most for you just put your hands up? Or are you the Most Forgiving, the Most Merciful? You love forgiveness for forgive me? Oh Allah, you're the most giving the Most Merciful? Are you the most forgiving? You love forgiveness for forgiving? Oh, are you the most forgiving? That's it. Just go just

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ask, ask, ask, ask. The more you ask guess what's going to happen?

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The more you ask what's gonna happen. The goal of this

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is when you're asking, you start to have flashbacks of your life of things that you've done. If we're talking about forgiveness, you're gonna have flashbacks of what

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your sins, mistakes that you make. And the more you think about it, you may even you may even think what you were thinking when you did it.

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And you'll feel terrible. And the next thing you know, you're shedding tears.

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And then you're thinking about something else, and you're shedding tears, and you're thinking about a person that you may have repressed and you're shedding tears, and the more you shed tears, guess who loves this?

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Allah, you love forgiveness.

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Right? You feel terrible about what you did. You're in the right place, the right time, the right occasion. And guess what? No one knows. Because you're by yourself. And that's why it's so beautiful to do actions of worship by your self. And that's why it's so important to do actions of worship by yourself at a time of the day when most likely people will be unconscious.

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Which is when well not you know that you're in

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the last third of the night.

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Seattle comes together.

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That's why

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you see and that's why forgiveness is one of the prayers that Subhanallah is huge for the Muslim to embark upon. Definitely not to forget seeking forgiveness in the middle of the night or at night in Ramadan. And this is Darius again.

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She said if I realized that later till color is here and you know if I realized, you know could be mentioned that you

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If those signs of little color are there, right, that we saw that we talked about, cool, kind of cool, you know, breeze. You know, it's very you see the moon very clearly. Right? So those are signs, it's important for them. Oh Allah, you are forgiving you love forgiveness Forgive me, well just start to think just to start to think about your life. No one, no one will know your life like you.

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No one will know those secret sins by yours when you were by yourself, those premeditated thoughts that you had, you didn't carry it out, but you have them consistently, and you want to stop thinking about it. Because you know, one day you'll eventually do it, or you have done it. And you think about that time you don't. So again, whenever you Pray, brothers and sisters, my sincere advice, or my advice to you all, is to just, if you ever see movies that have flashbacks, you'll have that of your life. Even when you're in prayer. When you're in prayer, and you say a certain word of Hamdulillah, or praise to Allah, you know, why do I praise Allah?

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I have my health. You know, I have a house. I've been you know, I've been cured of COVID. There's so many things, every single thing that you look at,

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it's a sign of Allah's mercy. If you just think about it, every single thing that you look at Vision is a blessing. There are people that can't see, breathing is a blessing. They're people that so there's so many just within your own anatomy and physiology, your own body makeup and the functions of the body. You see so many blessings. So this is a beautiful, a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful dua do I mean supplication

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that one should recite in this beautiful time. And then the last portion is here is where a lot the provinces search related to each other in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Search for related to Qatar, in the last 10 days of Ramadan, later took other as we mentioned is in the last 10 days of Ramadan, and the last last 10 nights of Ramadan, in the last 10 nights are the best nights of the year. So that will come up again. The last third one should

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within our time in our current situation, people have to have jobs, you have to schedule yourself. It's important that you with your families, you know, at least

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at least at least try to find one night that you could spend basically spend the night at the mosque. And if not a night at least spend a designated intentional time spent in the mosque to work for instance, you know, I want to sit in the mosque from Maghrib to Asia.

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I want to sit in the mosque from McGraw all the way till the end of Tarawih prayer

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which is roughly maybe like maybe two hours, okay. That is you receive a reward for it. It's that level of

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being stationary in the mosque. Because that's what the Prophet peace must be peace and blessings upon him used to do, as we as we mentioned that he would, you know, he would pray all night and keep his family the weakest friend for their prayers and tied his lower garment. It's not exactly mentioned here. But though it says and he devoted himself entirely to prayer and supplication, he would spend 10 nights in the mosque near his home was connected to his house a lot it was on them. And he would not come close to his wives into these three. Does anyone have any questions?

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Any questions about this? Remember, this is something that is not obligatory, but for you. If you have a scheduling able to take a vacation and you really want to make the best of your Ramadan, you want to try it within these last 10 days slash night to where you can spend the night awake for a good amount of it. And you're gonna see Subhanallah the Muslim Q is like the in some places I know. I mean, in Medina Mecca the mosque is open, right but it doesn't feel like it's three in the morning. It's three in the morning, but it feels like it's nine at night because everyone is still out. Right? So you're gonna see that particularly this mosque you'll see that as well. MashAllah too

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radical. I mean, what what's going on COVID and things of that nature. It may be slightly different. But that is the night that you'll have the regulatory wafer and then you'll have something at 3am in the morning, and then they'll conclude that Tahajjud prayer, right, then people go home and then there's Fajr or people will stay because Frederick will come in maybe about

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sometimes an hour, depending on how long the RE citation is an hour or maybe even less than that.

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Anyone have any questions or comments? Any comments?

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No, it's over. Zach. You've got anything for us.

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Nothing at all.

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Ali

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Nothing any questions regarding Ramadan? Anything outside of Ramadan?

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None.

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Actually, no

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nothing at all.

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Okay, okay, I do a slight review with you guys. Two minutes

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okay, so he said that shot Ben is the eighth month right? And Ramadan is the

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ninth month okay. We said that the Prophet receive revelation and what was the first revelation for him what was he committed to do?

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Read who is the angel that the revelation is sent through?

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Gabriel Jabril what Allah says We

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what does that mean? Verily we did this we did that we did this we did that.

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Exactly, exactly, exactly. And the last question

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what is the ultimate goal of Ramadan

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spiritual conditioning to get closer to Allah to obtain

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my mindfulness right like charcoal and perhaps you will be mindful perhaps you will be of those that are mindful to the degree that you fear and love him as well. Okay. So that is very very very important in this beautiful month Ramadan, we are roughly about two weeks away and you will hear in sha Allah and see when Ramadan will commence remember what is the sign of Ramadan again the entrance of Ramadan

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the crescent moon that shows when when do when would one look for it after which prayer

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McGraw prayer the McGraw if you were to look at outside tonight

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after maghrib you will see a full moon

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and they call this the the days of the white moon

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right and this is the middle of the month it's even preferable to fast on these three days roughly 1314 15 When there's a full moon of the month Sharla Okay, any questions, any comments?

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So we'll be having I think two more classes inshallah then Ramadan will commence or maybe just one more and then Ramadan will start inshallah there's any questions or any comments you have any suggestions, please let me know inshallah Tada Zakah O'Hara was Santa Monica