Channel: Abdur-Raheem McCarthy
What exactly is the day of Arafah, and how can I get max reward for that day?
What are the acts of worship I can do?
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa sallam Alma Mater alameen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi marinova salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I'm your brother Abdur Rahim McCarthy. A quick reminder, I want to remind myself of these days, and my brothers and sisters in Islam, and that is about the blessings of the day of alpha Alhamdulillah. During the days, the 10 days of the ledger, we are blessed to be in these days where lots of panelboards Allah has praised them in the Quran. And the prophets I send him informed us that there's no day that doing good deeds in it is better than these 10 days of the ledger. And during
these 10 days of the ledger, we have the greatest day of the year, because the greatest days of the year, or these 10 days of good hedger, which a lot of us tend to forget about. But the greatest day of the year is that they have out of the greatest day of thought Asians that the sun rose upon as a professor sodomized and taught us. And from the virtues of the greatness of this day, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala he swore by this day in the Quran. When you go back to the Tafseer of sorts of the Bruges in verse three was shall he do one more shoot. Our Herrera narrated the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Yeoman Maru the promise day is your meal piano and the daily Masood is
your modifier. And the share hit is uma Juma the day of Juma and this came in the gym of Mr. Matsuda Modi is considered authentic Howdy. So Allah subhanaw taala swore by this they also installed the ledger in a chef with her and also pinata swore by the chef and with her, even at best what the Allahu anhu. Ma he said the chef is the day of the day of eat itself and the Witcher is the day of yom out of so we gave him this and we benefit that you're out of a colossal penalty he swore by it to show us the greatness and importance of this day so we can pay attention to this day. We don't and they will also point out all great so panda what's out he swears by something he is showing us
the importance of this so we can focus on it as Muslims also from the things that show us the greatness of this day is that it is the day that our Deen our religion was completed on
on cooktop he mentioned that one of the Jews came to him and he said there's an ayah there's a verse in the book of a law he said if the Jews if we knew it, we would have made this day and eat me a day of celebration.
He said what is that I asked him he said Yo I'm committed to local Medina come once a month to Allah come near me it will be Tanaka Muslim Medina and salted maida in this verse and so the minor verse number three. He said that today listen with us today we have finished for you have completed for your religion, and we have perfected for you or giving you the complete near the blessing. And we have chosen for you the religion of Islam as a religion.
Oman copper he said to the Jew, he said barely I know when it came down. And which day it came down. He mentioned it was after I was at the premises I was standing on the day of out of out of before I was in the hospital without the farewell has the he said this. So he said we know where it came down. It came down this day. So the Dean was finished on this day. It's a reminder to us about the fact that our deal was completed and finished on this day. And this reminds us when the dean is complete that there's no need for anybody to add any religion. It reminds us of the importance of holding on to the student of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and not inventing anything into
the religion. The region is complete a lock in period for us he perfected the religion for us. On this day, a great reminder to us and from the great things that all of us know. But we must constantly remind ourselves and remind our children especially and that is fast in this day. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said as it came to Qatada and Sahih Muslim that this day the day of out of UK for a sinner el mal via was sin el Kadima or Sena el cabela. In this narration in Sahih, Muslim, the promises and was asked about the fast thing about offer. He said that barely it will forgive the past year since in the coming year since since two years of sins forgiven for
fastening one day. And this shows us the mercy and the blessings and the kindness of Allah subhanho wa Taala for this oma and it's reminds us to strive on this day and to continue striving throughout the year as well. So it's important that we remind ourselves during these days about the importance of fasting these days. Don't say after work after this. It's only one day, we remind our kids about the importance of fastest day from a young age. So they'll know the importance in the status of the day of alpha and they'll focus on benefit benefiting from this day from the young age and all through their life in shallow Tana.
The day of out of is a day with a sense of forgiving with the people are forgiven from the Hellfire people are saved from the Hellfire and a lot of praises His servants as well. It came in several narrations like for example in Sahih Muslim howdy via
Another integration in the Muslim Imam Ahmed, from the hadith of Abdullah bin Omar Roby Allahu anhu. Many different narrations were also part of what Sana says that on this day he will free people from the Hellfire and that he will forgive them from their sins. And that Allah subhana wa tada would sell his angels look at my servants who have come here out of and that they, they have come here in the situation where their their hair is all messed up and and full of dust because of the traveling to alpha. And they've come to call on me as my forgiveness. So he is praising and he says to as many as malayaka he praises His servants. On this day, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, after
knowing the status, and the greatness of this day, it's an important it's important that we remind ourselves of things that we should or shouldn't be doing on this day. And one of the greatest things that we just stay away from on this day is any type of sins any type of DS that are displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this should be the way of the Muslim all throughout the year.
I'm gonna mention to you I had the the had the there's a difference of opinion, is it authentic or not? The scholar some scholars say it's authentic, some say it's not. And how do you do is narrated by email, Ahmed and his Muslim, that unfold that are even a best for the Allahumma the cousin of the prophets, I send them that he was on hatch, and it was confirmed and other howdy that when they started to make from the may have caught that he saw him looking over to me and he moved away and this narration, they went out of them. And this narration, the province I sent him he moved his head back and he looked again, he moved his head back so he kept looking, he said to me I even happy he
said in the Heather your mum Melaka Melaka fee Samara Who? Baba sorrow, who when he said Who? Who fear Allah who that whoever during this day can shows his sight when he looks at that when he listens to and that was he says that Allah will forgive him. So it's a great chance to get forgiven on this day. But we must stay away from doing any sins, or anything that's displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala during this day, and like I said this how we should be all during the year but on this date, it's even more important to emphasize staying away from that which is displeasing to Allah subhanaw taala from the things we need to focus on during this day, is making a lot of video
remembering a lot. Even Omar of the Allahu anhu has said that we were the prophets that allow us in the day of alpha, and he said, some of us were making tech Be it a lot but and someone who's making Telly Laila Hello. What's important is constantly remembering Allah subhanahu wa sallam and the Czech beer. It starts by the way, there's two types of tech beer during these days of the ledger. The first one starts from the beginning of the ledger, the first day of the ledger, and that's anytime, anyplace. That's what I will buy. That's why I will Herrera and even Amaro, the Allahu anhu they used to always make the tech beer and they swap the marketplaces and what have you. So it's
important that we constantly remember Allah subhana wa tada make an attempt beyond law work above a law workboat law, in law law, a law What about a law workman when he learned him anytime, anyplace during these days? And it's from the shadow of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we make the deen clear to the people remind the people to remember a lot of people's a lot during these days. And on the day of alpha it start there's a special tech beer which starts from the day of alpha after the five daily prayers in the masjid we shouldn't say it as a group pay attend to this we should not say it as a group where the mom says it and then everybody steps in everybody should say it by himself. So
don't say in the group and volunteer that type of innovation. This I asked myself, I asked Chairman basketball this and he told me no it should only be done by individual not by in a group form. After this real law and all times the prophets I send them told us that the greatest
The greatest doula is the Duke of alpha. And he said the best thing that I used to say and the prophets before me was let Illa Illa law what the hula Shetty killer, the whole Molko Hola Hola, hamdu wahoo Allah coalition Kadir, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say this dua and he said the best way is to make drudgery out of her and he will focus instead he was alpha so he slept with Salaam and just focused while returning to Allah subhana wa tada got learning going in depth and do on focusing so much and do on this day. And the scholars of Islam mentioned that the correct opinion is that this is not just for the people in Africa, it's for everybody during this
day, they can get this edge out of this being the greatest form of the best type or time to do is during this day, so focus on this drop and focus on saying hello to last Jedi killer, the hula, hula colloseum Cody. And this reminds us of the importance of tawheed of having pure Islamic monotheism only worshiping Allah is one that have any partners with him not doing anything for ya. so other people can say about this having a class and you're a bother that you are Muslim, you only live for a lot. Everything you do is for a law. And this brings us to an end a quick reminder about the blessing.
In the virtues and the status of this blessing date of alpha we focus on it we fast on it, we make to do our we stay away from that which is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala we strive during this date, inshallah perhaps it will be a changing point in our life to strive throughout the year. And along those best Allahu Allah sallallahu Sallam Mubarak Elena Vienna, Mohammed