Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
Continuing On The Path After Ramadan; Amazing Reminder by Sh Abdurraheem Mccarthy
Being a good Muslim doesn’t end with Ramadan. You need to walk with the end goal of paradise in mind, not just the end goal of Ramadan in mind.
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam
How was your Ramadan?
Was your Ramadan as successful one? Or nuts?
Was your Ramadan accepted from you from Allah subhanho wa Taala?
And you might say, How are we supposed to know if it was accepted or not? Only Allah knows that and that's true. However,
there are signs that show and prove to us in shallow Santa
that around the bone was accepted. What are those signs that show us if Ramadan was accepted or not? We'll get to that a little bit later in shallow China
29 are 30 days in the year every year. Allah subhanho wa Taala
puts us in a training camp to train ourselves as Muslims as how we should be as Muslims.
To submit to fully submit to Allah subhana wa Taala in all aspects of our lives. Look how we were in Ramadan. How can we work to only do that which is pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada How can we work to obey Allah and to follow the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so he wouldn't mess up our fast in any way. And this is the way of the true believer.
his entire life is for Allah subhana wa tada pullin no Salah to know Suki say that barely.
My prayers and my sacrifice my slaughtering is for a law and in many, many Muslims. they implement this at hamdulillah. They have a class. They have a class in their acts of worship for a loss of Hannah, what's Allah, they do it only for a law
but they don't realize that it's deeper than that. And it's not just enough your whole life has to be for all those two panels on and that's why in the same verse, most of panel was honest and in solidarity, holiness Allah to new Suki mama Hey, Mama Mati. lillahi, Rabbil alameen la sharika will be there eco Muta Juana Ola Muslim law, Allah subhana wa tada says to us in this ayah that say my prayers and my sacrifice, and my life, and my death, all of it is for a law Rabbil aalameen I don't join any partners with him. This is what had been commanded. And I am the first of the Muslims, the ones who are submitting to a loss of pontotoc living my entire life for a law in Ramadan we trained
ourselves to remind ourselves that we are the servants the slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
By hearing and obeying to Allah His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were in Americana Poland meaning either way the law he was fully helia qubino innama cannot call me Nina either. dorwin a law he wrote a Sunni Healy Akuma Bina whom a Pula yaku. Semi Nevada will echo homophily, who Allah,
this statement of the believers, the true believers, if they are called to a law and this messenger is what do they say? They're called to a lioness messenger to obey them. If Allah and His Messenger have decided something, they pass the ruling they pass the hokum what is the goal of remote meaning? What did the real believers say? submit nirwana. We hear we obey Allah, we hear you. And we will maybe we Allah, we hear your messenger, and we will mail your messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. What will go home we'll move on. And these are the successful ones. If you're a true believer, you don't have the option to decide I'm going to obey a law. I'm not going to obey a law.
All of a law and some of this and I'll disobey the law some of this. That's not the way of the true believer,
Womack and Elliott, meanwhile, Mina, pay attention this is it's not up to a believing male or believing female. And the scholars of Tafseer mentioned that when a law
says to us, he mentions the male and the female. That means it's even more important what's about to be said pay close attention because a lot of good It is said the believer and the male and female fall under that. But here law said women can
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it's not up to the bleeding male, or the bleeding female. If a law or his messenger declare something, they pass a ruling they pass a judgement in this religion, that they have the choice. They believe in male and female, they don't have a choice. Tell us Allah and His messenger said it. There's no choice. Well, maybe I'll see la hora Sula, who, de la la la la Marina and whoever disobeys the law, and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then clearly he has gone astray, a clearer stream has been that it will be
the true believer is the one who says submit no altana we here we obey. When we hear that command from a law firm is messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is one of the key things that Ramadan trained us to do, to hear and obey to Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The question comes,
how can we continue down the path after Ramadan? Because all of us inshallah wanna continue.
The feeling that we felt in Ramadan was amazing. The man rush to see man ha, we felt so good. We wanted to continue, but how each year we made commitment to read more,
to be in the masjid. And to do more good deeds, give more sadaqa do more this do more of that. But then we eventually fall off, and we burn out.
What is the reason? How can we continue? How can we stay at that level?
First of all,
it's important to remind yourself and realize that
it's impossible to always stay on the top with your emotion because the belief of the Muslim is that our Eman increases and decreases. It doesn't stay at one level. We're not angels or humans or demand shoots up. It goes down, go back up, back down. This is life this is reality.
But how can we continue will become weak? How can we get strong again because the problem is people get weak and they keep getting weaker and weaker and they don't go back up.
Today inshallah Tada. I'm going to share with you six practical steps that inshallah Allah
if you act upon them, and you implement them in your life after Ramadan, be in the land, you'll be able to hold on and continue finding the hell out of the man, the sweetness of faith, even after Ramadan
pleasing Allah subhana wa tada and finding the pleasure every month even after Ramadan.
And that is first and foremost by making dua to Allah subhana wa tada
by making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala by begging on the last panel with Allah to keep you firm Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
The most do are that he used to make was Allahumma openable kulu Kakou thabit Pelle, biala Dini, our law, the controller of the hearts, make my heart firm on your religion.
Begging Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep you on the path after Ramadan.
And secondly, by knowing the importance of hearing and obeying to align His messengers to the law while he was in them, and that starts with
that starts with knowing the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Knowing the greatness
of the one you are obeying
by filling your heart with the love of Allah subhana wa tada by knowing the law through his beautiful names and attributes, and worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala to these names and attributes, making this part of your life. It has an impact whenever you want to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala you remember the greatness of a law, the one who hears and sees everything that you're doing.
And this reminds us of the importance of our feeder.
how important the athlete is for the Muslim
because some people nowadays say, IP, there's not really that important. What's important is the foreign leave app either focus on the Quran, and will lie anybody who says this doesn't understand the Quran.
He doesn't understand the Quran
because one third of the Quran is email. Even OPM says Rahim Allah it's all about so he's all about either one third.
Open up look at Surat Al Fatiha.
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Arpita Rahman Al Rahim al Qaeda Malika Medina Aveda yaquina Buddha Stein, the core of al Qaeda, the core of the Muslim belief he aka Buddha canister in in a certain Mr. de
la vida loca him with a body it's all either all about to heat and we'll never be successful until we focus and know the importance of art either in our life, not just knowing I see them as a science where you sit down with the chef and you learn what is the correct IP though what is not the correct but the key to that you act upon and that you implement in your life. They are feeling becomes part of your DNA. This is the opposite of that we want the belief system that we want for the believers and when you have this out either. This is the only way to stay firm on the path to Allah subhana wa Tada. You become weak shentong gets the best of you once twice, but he can never keep you down
because that are key to that belief system that still have your heart the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the the knowledge of who Allah subhana wa Taala is it feels your heart so it picks you back up and it makes you strong again. But when you don't really know Allah subhana wa Tada. That's why shippon always gets the best of you and your mind is getting weaker and weaker.
After that, the third tip
which is to remind yourself, about the hallertauer
the sweetness, the sweetness of faith that you found during the blessing month of Ramadan, how good you felt,
and to remind yourself about the ill effects of since the ill effects of sins and how it how it feels when you send and you disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala
how it feels when you disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala
the sin inside it burns and you want it your lust and desire you want something you want to have on and then you take it and then after that you feel horrible because you're a believer, but when you obey Allah subhana wa tada like a normal bond, the sweetness of faith that you found. And the fourth tip
is to keep your heart attached to the messages.
Keep your heart attached to the message. Don't give up now continue to come for the five daily prayers continue to spend your time reading the Quran and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala in the massages
the most is the key to success for the individual and for the oma for the individual. And for the oma Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One of the first things he did when he came to Medina was established the budget. Why?
Think about that? Think about why the sutala sallallahu alayhi wa sallam focused so much on having our hearts attached to the machines. And after that, the fifth tip
which is to keep good company to be with those who are pious and to stay away from the evildoers. We learned this in Ramadan by being with our brothers in the massages coming together on that which is pain and good in obedience to a loss of panna cotta that wish Allah subhanaw taala loves from us. Allah reminds us every Friday, when we open up social care about the importance of this principle in our lives, if we're going to be successful, because life is difficult, you're gonna face all kinds of difficulty. So how can we be strong? How can we stay firm? And also panel wattana tells us was there enough second DNA the owner of the homebuilder that you will Ashi you really do know which one
do I know a lot about? Allah subhanho wa Taala says to us, do not he said make yourself patient with those who are making do it make yourself patient with those who are making to do it to a lot of night and day they want the face of Allah subhana wa tada
and do not let your eyes go past them. Well as to pay my pal boohoo and decree now what about
and do not obey those who Allah subhana wa Taala tala made them absent minded made their hearts go away from the murmurs of a law
and they follow their own desires and their affairs are always a mess. Don't pay attention, stay away from these people. And be with those who are constantly calling on Allah subhanho wa Taala 90 day when you come together with your brothers and sisters outside of Ramadan, come together on that which is clear and pleasing to Allah. We can have fun as Muslims
but let's say for example, we're going to have a meeting once a week with some brothers and sisters to three families we come together and we say You know what? Come they were coming off this Ramadan boosts were pumped up now we have this demand still here has not gone yet.
So it's benefit let's keep it firm. Let's keep it steady at a good level.
When we come together, let's bring a book. Let's bring home that evening Kathy is translated English at hungry let's let's read a little bit of Pepsi or fruit if you had eaten rather saline, or something of the Sierra of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam whenever the plan you have for the sisters for the brothers when you come together, and then after that hamdulillah we'll have our very Ani and we'll have our fun and our Chai and all of this and hamdulillah after that, we come together. When you come together, your family the same thing. Keep your Eman strong by knowing a little suppiler Matata and knowing your deen and being with those who are good. And the sixth point
that will help you stay firm is to remember the reality of this dunya remember the reality of this life that you live in.
And it doesn't matter how successful you are. big businessman.
You go to a good university, you drive a nice car, you got all this money, it doesn't matter. When death is written for you. You're gonna die all of us are gonna die. We know this reality. But we left the higher the dunya the life of this dunya distract us the illusion and delusion of this dunya distract us woman higher to do near indemnity rule a law says to us and what is the life of this dunion except for a delusion? And the law says that Science Time and time again to remind us for what we see in front of us of this illusion and the dunya. And look at the big news. Look at the big news that we received this week. About 50 cents, Mr. bigger than life. Mr. gold chains, Mr. Ferrari.
He goes under oath. Some people say no, no, no, it couldn't be true. It's a way out for him under oath, testifying under oath that he's bankrupts.
50 cent. The one who has corrupted the households corrupted our children from his evil lyrics and his music testifies
that he is bankrupt and that what you see on the screen, it was only a mere illusion. he borrows the gold chains and borrows the cars and then gives them back he bought some stupid things he wasted his money but he doesn't have money now.
Well, metal higher to dunya illimitable Whoo. And what is the life of the dunya except for an illusion by your brothers and sisters.
We said in the beginning of the hotbar that there are some signs or particular sign
that you can use as evidence as proof in shallow tala.
As the scholars mentioned, if you see this sign it's a sign in shallow tada that you had a successful Ramadan and that you're all alone was accepted from Allah subhana wa tada
and that sign is
that you continue to do good deeds after Ramadan
that you continue to strive to please the laws of Allah tala to obey the law to obey to obey Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to do good deeds after Ramadan.
If you continue down the path inshallah Tada This is a sign from Allah subhana wa tada that your Ramadan has been accepted in May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from those whose Ramadan was accepted.
Today as you go home, my dear brothers and sisters, I want you to focus on a few points.
Go home and reflect. Because we don't just come to the home,
to listen and to nod our heads Mashallah get some Baraka maybe get some sins forgiven. It's deeper than that, which will reflect on what's been said. But when you go home today, the key things, the key points I want you to reflect on. First of all, I want you to remember that feeling.
The feeling you felt their own bone that the man rush, how good you felt inside. Yes. Feels good. And that's why today, I had a lot of topics I want to talk about. Other than issues related to Ramadan.
We're still feeling only one week, we're still feeling we want to benefit from that feeling. From that rush, we still have, I want you to remember that Hello, that sweetness that you found during the month of Ramadan? and ask yourself a logical question. Should I exchange it with that which is less?
Does it make sense to exchange it with that which is less not beneficial? Something that harms you makes you feel bad inside? And what is that it's the second thing I want you to focus on?
Is the main thing that's going to come between you and finding that feeling finding that sweetness, what is it your sense,
Your sins are going to hold you back. Once you start to disobey a law and this will be Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Your sins are going to come
Between you and finding that sweetness of faith.
I want you to remember something when you go home today reflect on this.
you left that was was halon upon you pay attention, not just what was around. You left that which was Hillel upon you and Ramadan
is eating and drinking
that which is halal, halal or haram for you to be with your spouse, outside of the daytime Ramadan Hello, I'm Helen, you left all of that during the daytime for who for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah it's not that difficult to leave now that which is how to please, you left that was Hello. So in shallow turn, it's easy to leave that which is hard on the view strive and you have a low will make it easy for you. And
the third thing you need to reflect on is a serious question to ask yourself. Ask yourself when you go home today say do I want to law to be pleased with me? Do I want to be successful in this life in the next? Do I want gender? You have to look yourself in the mirror ask yourself these questions. So I'm serious. Go home today. Ask yourself do I want to be pleased with me? Do I want him to accept for me my deeds? Do I want to lock me into the agenda and hereafter? And the answer if you're a Muslim is obviously Yes, yes. Yes it has to be
then you need to ask yourself, what do I need to do to achieve those goals?
What do I need to do? So allow me please with me. So he accept my deeds. And so we will enter me into the agenda What do I need to do? And that is the last point we're going to mention which is the fourth point that you need to reflect on today when you go home
is to set goals for yourself after Ramadan.
From today, not tomorrow, Cheetos he has the weekend, way to Sunday. Today, set goals for yourself. Just like lead goals for yourself before I move on how much Hold on You want to eat how much this thought away and this measure that measure.
also set the goals for yourself now after Ramadan because these goals is going to help you accomplish the goal of Albion pleased with you. Avoid accepting from you. I will enter you into the agenda inshallah. So what can I do? Well, I even if it's something small, something basic, what's important is that it's consistent. Consistency is the key. And as well as to the last on Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, I have Bula Mal, Adama has been the most beloved and humble man in the law, that the most beloved deeds to Allah subhanho wa Taala are the consistent ones even if they are few in number. consistently, please Allah subhanho wa Taala you don't have to pray 11 rockets Witter
every night if you can't, but if you consistently play three, Abdullah cinema, it's a blessing. Maybe you can't read a juicer or two juices of the Quran like you were doing Ramadan, you read a half of Jews who have been on cinammon consistent deeds. Maybe you're not giving the same cell data outside of your robot but you continue to give some sort of you continue to do good deeds even out of Ramadan, consistently.
And in shuttle Tada. If you pay attention to these points when you go home today, and the six points we mentioned the whole bump of how to stay firm in shallow Tada, you'll be able to continue down the path pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala even outside of Ramadan, and you'll continue to be able to experience and taste the Halawa the sweetness of faith inshallah tada