Its The Small Things

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Abu Abdissalam Live from Makkah

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah McCoy for maternal alameen wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And this blessed month of Ramadan. And we know that Ramadan is a month of sharing, everybody, you know, especially when you go to the Haram in Makkah, you find people sharing dates, sharing water, and all of these things. In fact, I recall many, many, many years ago, probably about maybe nearly 15 years ago, 13 years ago, something like that. I was driving in Ramadan. And I was just kind of driving from Jeddah to Makkah. And as I got close to Mecca, there was a, like a checkpoint, and lots of cars were stopping at this

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checkpoint. And as they were stopping, it was basically nearly Muslim time. It was it was in Ramadan, so we were fasting, and it was nearly Muslim time. And I remember, I'd spent the whole day in Jeddah, I was very hot, I was very thirsty. And one of the things that I really felt, you know, I was just looking forward to, to iftaar. But because of the traffic I got delayed, so I was at this checkpoint, and one person just started walking up and down the cars handing out small orange juices, bottles of orange juice. And I remember just getting this feeling of happiness, because I had nothing to break my fast with. But I had this amazing feeling of happiness, that here, there was

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a person who, you know, he just for no reason, just just for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala he was sitting there, or standing there in the heat, just before Muslim, and he could have been at home breaking his fast with his family, but he was giving out orange juice bottles. Now, the point is that I made a lot of dough off of this person, I don't know who this person is, but I made a lot of to offer him. And, you know, it's a small things that people remember. And this is a great month of this a great month of giving and sharing, and doing the small things to help people maybe you can, you know, whether whether it's giving charity or giving someone a date to break their fast with. I

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remember another brother, he said that during, you know, he got a text message just a few days ago in the month of Ramadan. And the text message was from a friend of his, and he basically said, You know what, I haven't forgotten and he said, you know, forgotten what it goes, I haven't forgotten. The day during Hajj when I was hot. I was hot and thirsty, and you gave me the last bottle of water that you had. And I'm remembering this now during these thirsty days of Ramadan. Okay, so when you think about these, these amazing small things, this person is now remembering him many maybe years or months later, right because of some small act of kindness that he did to his friend in during the

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days of Hajj. So, let us take this time brothers and sisters to just do these small acts of kindness. And we know from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that even a smile is sadaqa even giving smile is charity was Allahu wa Salaam or Baraka Island Nabina Muhammad