How to fast in Ramadan correctly
Channel: Abu Bakr Zoud
File Size: 48.86MB
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah while led or Sahih remain, all praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as follows my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato. And I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that he accept from us this gathering, and He forgive our sins, and I asked him subhanho wa Taala. They accept so far what we have done of good deeds and to give us more energy and ability and strength, that we continue worshiping him subhanho wa Taala
until the day we meet him, my brothers and sisters in Islam, I wanted to share with you one Hadith today and reflect over this hadith. This is the Hadith that is narrated by Abu Dhabi Allahu anhu. And it is found in Sahih al Bukhari Muslim, so it's an authentic hadith, in which in the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, man saw Amala mobilenet he man and what he surber all feel our level matter them in them by translating this hadith in the riesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam who he said, Whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, out of he men out of faith, and seeking the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. on Allah will forgive him for his past sins. Now this is a very common Hadith we
all know this hadith children are memorizing it, we hear it over and over before on mobile. And during Ramadan, we hear this Hadith, but I want to explain this hadith and go into depth in this Hadith, so that the if nilah hidayatullah. If we were to fulfill the condition of fasting out of amen and seeking the reward from Allah, if we were to feel fulfill this condition, then be if Miller we get the grand reward which is being forgiven for our sins. And this being forgiven for your past sins, is one of the grand and great prizes and gifts and rewards that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives the fasting person at the end of Ramadan. And why do I want to share this hadith and highlight its
importance and discuss it? Because from the many good deeds that we do during Ramadan, of praying, Zakat, giving charity, reading, and support for and all these good deeds that we do, the most important one is fasting. Why? Because fasting is the pillar of this month. It's the obligation of this month. So we need to focus and pay attention on our fasting. And we need to ask ourselves the question every day, are we fasting correctly or not? Are we fasting in the manner Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has instructed and informed us or were not. So this is why I wanted to share this hadith with you from the very beginning of Ramadan. We only now have completed the second day and
we're coming into the third day. And it is very, very important that you get your fasting, right, because this is the obligation. And if it's the obligation, it's the most beloved deep Tomas subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala in a hadith and bootsy he said, one at Aqaba, la Yeah, buddy bishi in a hub back in a year we moved to LA laqua Allah subhanho wa Taala he said, how they could seem to be some Allahu alayhi wa sallam paraphrased and told us that a lot said
that the most beloved thing with which my sleeve comes near to me, is what I have enjoined upon him. In other words, this hadith is saying that, who ever wants to be close to Allah? Whoever seeks Nina's to Allah and wants to be close, is in the case of everyone. Does it everyone want to be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't everyone want to be a servant that allows sosial loves and he loves a large version. That's everyone case. Everyone wants to be close to Allah. Listen to this hobby. A lot said whoever wants to be close to me, then the best way possible, and the quickest road to the neediness and closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala is by fulfilling the obligations. So the
obligations in and of themselves, if they are done correctly, then a person has reached closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the main pillar and the obligation of Ramadan is fasting. So we need to get this right
My brothers and sisters in Islam. Let's look at this hadith and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began this hadith by saying, man saw ma Ramadan, whoever fasts or Oman,
the word whoever it includes everyone, male, female, young, old, whatever it is anyone who fasts this month, so this is a chance and an opportunity and a large version has opened the door for every single person.
sama Ramadan fasted Allah mobile. What does it mean to fast Ramadan? scheffel Islam even tavia Rahim Allah when he explained the word fasting Ramadan, he said CMN Kameelah meaning whoever fasts Ramadan completely and perfectly. He fasts from Oban complete Li so we need to understand what does it mean to faster Oban completely? And what does it mean to perfect our fasting? Because the word command it comes from Jani or gamelan comes from the word command and command means to perfect something. So what does it mean to fast Ramadan completely as shekel Islam of India Rahim Allah described.
You see my brothers and sisters in Islam, we need to understand we need to understand that the purpose of fasting when we refrain from eating and drinking in sexual relations, the purpose of that is to attain dakhla as a last social setting the poor. What is taqwa? Exactly? Yeah, the very basic in basic words, I put it for you. That is to increase in your obedience to Allah absorption and decrease in your disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is basically what the plan is to do more good deeds, to be rushing to the commands of Allah 's origin, and to abstain and keep away from that which allows social prohibited. This is what taqwa is, that's the purpose of fasting. So when
we know this, and keep this in mind, that the purpose of fasting is to attain dulquer. Now Now we realize and we know that fasting is two types, there are two sides to fasting. So in the riesel, Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, Whoever fasts Allah mobeen, what is meant by this is that you're supposed to have the two sides of fasting, one of these two sides of fasting, because as I said to you, fasting is two sides. Number one, it's the common, which everyone knows, and that is to refrain from food, drink and sexual relations from visual to moderate with the intention of fasting Alhamdulillah This is the first thing that everyone knows apnoea Muhammad Allah. In beautiful words,
after looking at all the ahaadeeth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concerning fasting, he gives us a simple statement, and he says to us are so more who are so monjo Lt. FM, or so monbulk miani shalabi or pime Allah hakavod Abner Pena, Mohammed Hola. In his words, he teaches us the two signs of fasting. He says fasting is the is the fasting of the limbs from sin, evil and transgression. And it is also the fasting of the stomach from food and drink. These are the two sides of fasting, a seller for hammer home Allah. They said that
the easiest type of fasting is to refrain from food and drink and sexual relations. This pretty much everyone does. And everyone knows how to do that. It's not a challenge. It gets difficult towards the end, but Alhamdulillah we can bear in patience until then and Mahara. But the real fasting and the difficult fasting that must also be achieved alongside giving up food, drink and sexual relations is the fasting of abstaining from all forms of sin and transgression. Very important. My brothers and sisters in Islam, listen carefully to what I am saying. This is what also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us since we are in Ramadan, Allah blessed us with this
opportunity, we must fast correctly. One side of fasting is to refrain from food and drink and sexual relations. That's the easy fasting. And alongside that your limbs must fast from the hot arm from the sins and transgression especially when you are fasting during the day. Now, keeping away from sin and transgression. This is a must throughout the
But it becomes even extra and more important and more emphasis is placed on it during the day when you are fasting and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in the Hadeeth melomania da cola Zulu allama levy will follow you Sally leg it has a tune fee and near the outlier Mahesh Allah Subhana Allah The matter is serious my brothers and sisters in Islam. Yeah and it is how the third I just read to you now within this hadith and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us that alongside giving up food, drink and sexual relations, you must also give up another three things. Did you know this? You must give up another three things in order to fast correctly and completely. What are
these three things? And that is some Allahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the first one is called Zulu.
Zulu. The word Zulu is a comprehensive word for every type of falsehood that we know that cola Zulu, therefore means false speech, evil speech. That's the first thing that you must refrain and keep away from false and evil speech. That means we're not allowed to swear during the day as we are fasting. We're not allowed to tell lies. We're not allowed to backbite and slander and mock an insult others. My brothers and sisters in Islam, this is a real matter. In the reason Allah wa alayhi wa sallam told us this in the Hadith, alongside giving up food, drink and sexual relations. He also told us there are another three things we need to refrain and keep away from. And he said,
Oh Xul evil speech. Control your tongues during the day. Control your tongues during Ramadan. Yanni, we need to control our tongue throughout the day. But especially in Ramadan, it must be controlled. Because when you refrain from eating, drinking and sexual relation, when you do that type of fasting and your stomach is fasting. That the purpose of that is to nurture a taqwa within us. It's to grow the stock while in us. So part of tapware is to leave off evil speech is to leave off backbiting and gossip and slander and insults and screaming at the people and so on. Leave all that you must fast from that. The second thing and maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said
one lamb lamb
and evil deeds evil actions. So evil actions include the glands of the eye, so that so that means the eye must fast with you.
Avoid looking at the whole arm. Remind yourself during the day as you're fasting.
Avoid looking at the harem. Look at that which allows social made permissible for you look at the sky for example. That's permissible. And Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam can or have been novela in a sinner. He used to love looking at the sky. Even a man social described this in the Quran, called the narrow canoe biogeography is some law sosial in the Quran, he mentioned a moment in where Mary sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sitting and looking at the sky. Look at something that is beneficial. Something that is healthy. Avoid looking at the harem. Lower your gaze when you see women, whether it's on your phone screen, or whether it's in public, wherever you are fear or last
version with your eye. Lowering the gaze doesn't only mean to lower it when you see a woman but also lowered from the affairs of people, lower Yogi's from the affairs of people, my brothers and sisters in Islam, your I must fast with you as you fast during the day. When I'm ellaby to be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us we must give up alarm and we must give up evil actions. So that also includes the actions of the E. So your he must trust with you. You're not allowed to listen to something How long? If you want to achieve a complete perfect fasting, your he must fast with you. Don't listen to anything, how long music is how long? Do not listen to it.
Sitting in a gathering in where people are backbiting it's harmful.
For you to remain in that gathering, get up and move away. A gathering that is mocking Allah sosial and the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And yes, it's unfortunate there are Muslims on tik tok and Instagram and so on that produce mini clips mocking the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala do not listen to that. Move away from that protect your E from listening to allow because your E must trust with you.
Also the hands, that's a limb that does action, it must fast with you. So do not touch and how long did stone tap and how long if your phone don't type evil speech. Because if you type something offensive, or you type something that's considered backbiting or insults or slanders, that is considered alarm, and
that's considered evil, action and evil speech together
for fear of loss aversion, my brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah gave us an opportunity
to live through this llama bomb. So make the most of it and fast correctly and perfectly in order to earn the grand reward by you. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, in addition to this defeat must fast as well. So do not walk to that which is her arm. Do not walk to her arm. If you know about a gathering, that this speaking something evil and foolish, don't walk to that gathering.
Refrain from all of this. If you intend to commit a sin during the day, don't walk toward give it up for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters in Islam, our fasting when we refrain from eating and drinking and sexual relations. The purpose of that is not to become hungry and feel the hunger. The purpose is for our taqwa to be nurtured.
The purpose is for us to say Allah. I've been fasting all these hours. And I've been refraining from that which is Hillel, which is water and food and drink I've refrained from that which is 100. Therefore logically, I must refrain from that which is harm of false evil speech and evil actions of the eye and he and the hands and the feet. Make sense? It makes sense my brothers and sisters in Islam. This is complete fasting, this is perfect fasting. And notice Subhana Allah Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this Hadith, he mentioned that we must give up evil speech before he mentioned evil actions. The guess because this tongue is the thing that will bring a lot of people in
jahannam. It is because of the tongue that many people are thrown in jahannam yo Mata shadow Allah him alsina, to whom we're ad him, when Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that on the Day of Judgment, the limbs of a person begin to testify against that evil corrupt person. He said that the tongue will testify against him first, then his hand then his feet, the tongue was mentioned first, because this here creates the most evil. You watch out for your tongue, control your tongue, in Ibiza, Mullah Omar that you are seldom mentioned that first.
So many people fall into sins, as a result of their tongue and what their tongue spoke. So control what you speak, control it. Oh, my lovely Allahu anhu he wished that he had a long neck so that he can think about the word before it comes out. It's very important that we control our tongues from evil, false speech, give it up. If you feel you have a desire to respond to someone, and you feel we have a desire that you have the opportunity and you've got a like a level above a person in where you can absolutely smash him with your words, hold yourself back, hold yourself back. Do not argue. Do not lie. Not even jokes. As in the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Whoever whoever gives
lying even if it was a joke, la sosial prepared house for in the paradise so we discouraged from speaking anything that is evil. You want to speak speak good. Speak good. encourage people to give a sadhaka encourage people to do a good deed. You know post the Hadith authentic hadith. Post the good action or a good deed that people can do during the month of Ramadan benefit the people instead of speaking rubbish and having these words
witness against you on the Day of Judgment. And having these words be a result for why you're fasting was incomplete and not perfect.
So my brothers and sisters in Islam, we want the word to flow in our body and in our veins. We want a topper to flow in our tongue, a talker to flow in our eyes, we want our eyes to be controlled by the choir, and our hands and our feet, everything to be controlled by the Doppler that we want to earn in this month.
And the third thing in the vessel Allahu alayhi wa sallam told us to keep away from in order to completely fast is a journal, a journal, and journal is two things. And you have this ignorance. ignorance, we need to give up ignorance. What does that mean? ignorance is not implementing the knowledge that you know, that's ignorance. So if you know that praying is obligatory, but you choose not to pray during the day of Ramadan, that is ignorance. You're not fasting completely. Your fasting is incomplete because you haven't let go of your ignorance. How do you know that Salat is obligatory? Then you don't pray? How do you know that Zakat is obligatory then you do not pay you as
a cattle man how even this is ignorance. When there is some Allahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when you are fasting, you must give up ignorance. So implement the knowledge that you know so that you can avoid being ignorant. And the other meaningful ignorance is the foolish arrogant character oppressing others. Right? That's impermissible, especially during the Ramadan. If you
bring out a foolish, arrogant character, you begin to oppress others and you scream at others and you become Jair. Hilo nalley him right? If you if you become foolish upon the people, your fasting is incomplete.
So don't argue with anyone don't swear at anyone. Don't raise your voice at anyone and if someone becomes foolish towards you and someone curses you and someone wants to pick a fight with you we're commanded that we respond to this person but how we say in new saw him in new saw him Yanni Allahu Akbar, even in the recent Allah while he was alum gave us advice what we're supposed to do if we're not befalls, but someone is foolish towards us. Someone is up noxious towards us. Someone's lost the plot and is crazy towards us and arrogant and oppressive towards us. Don't fight back, don't respond back. respond with a few words. Also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said tell him in new saw him.
I am fasting. Say it again. I am fasting twice. Remind yourself in context, it means Hey, you oppressor, I am fasting. And I don't want to respond to your foolishness with evil words, because I can do that. I can swear at you just like you swore at me. I can hit you just like you hit me. But I don't want to do that because I am fasting. I am fasting. He doesn't mean when you respond to the foolish person saying I am fasting. It doesn't mean you're fasting refraining from food, drink and sexual relation. in context here. It means I am fasting from foolish behavior. I am fasting from evil words, I'm not going to deal with you and treat you in the same manner you are treating me.
I'll give it up for the sake of Allah social, for the sake of preserving my fasting and making sure that my fasting is perfect and complete. So I can earn the grand reward that is going to be mentioned at the end of the Hadith when I share it with you, which is forgiveness.
So in the reason Allahu alayhi wa sallam he told us whoever doesn't give up, false and evil words and evil actions and ignorance and foolish behavior. Felice le lair, he has a fee and the other our buyer who worship Allah. Allah is not in need of this fasting person, giving up his food and drink. Allah is not in need of you fasting. If you're going to run your mouth and your tongue wild, and commit sins and sins and sins during the day, and practice foolishness during the day, Allah is saying, I don't need your fasting. What does that mean? meaning your fasting is not rewarded. That fasting is nullified. That fasting is not accepted. lockable.
Isn't the matter is serious and this Habib is authentic collected by an amendment Buhari Rahim Allah in His sight
so my brothers and sisters in Islam we must understand in order to mama saw morocco bomb, right going back to the Hadith I'm sharing whoever fast solar mobile scheffel Islam have been Tamia Rahim Allah said, meaning he completely fasted Ramadan fasted completely with perfection. That means, alongside your stomach, fasting from food, drink, and leaving, avoiding sexual relations alongside that, your tongue must fast, and your limbs must fast, and you must not produce foolish evil character and oppress others that also must translate with you, then and only, you have truly fasted.
Now you will earn the great and complete reward if nilla heeta is
my brothers and sisters in Islam, you are rewarded according to how complete your fasting is, the less complete it is, the less reward you earn. The closer your fasting is to completion and perfection, the greater and more your reward is, that's a standard because we are rewarded for our fasting just like we are rewarded for our solid.
And how are we rewarded for our solid so you can understand the statement that I mentioned? How are we rewarded for our solid and the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said in our module and I am sorry for one equity value in our shoe celerity. To throw her from nowhere Subaru has to her home sue her or borrow her full full her nurse for her. And the reason Lola while he was alone, when he described to us the type of reward a praying person earns, he said that a person that prayed could earn a 10th reward of his solid, aka, he prays for like outside to work, he could end up only receiving a 10th of the reward.
Or could end up receiving a ninth or an eighth or a seventh, or a sick or a fifth or a fourth or a third or a half, or even a quarter right. Yanni, what type of reward would you earn for your salad according to Yahushua, the more complete your salad is, the more who's sure in your salad. The higher higher reward you get, the less we're sure, the less complete, you're praying quickly, you're turning left and right. As you pray, you're looking up and down, you're scratching your hand and your feet and your legs and whatever it is, the more you do this, the less and less and less reward. So you might end up coming out and receiving only a 10th of the reward. Fasting is exactly the same
thing. When we fast, we could end up earning only a 10th of the reward, or a ninth of the reward or an eighth all the way until half of the reward and perhaps a complete reward. So the better you fast, the more complete you're fast. That is the fast thing of the stomach, we said and the fast thing of the limbs, the greater the greater the reward is. And the less perfect you're fasting is this lower and lower your reward would be and remember that in the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam himself said or basa him in less than a home in CME in the USA.
That there are people that fast who get nothing from their fasting except hunger. What does that mean? Meaning they don't get reward. All they got was hunger.
They went for a few hours hungry and that's it. No reward. What Oh Baba, amen. Lisa homonuclear me Illa Sal Sal. And there are people that pre pre the nights of Ramadan and are nothing they didn't get anything except sleepless nights and becoming tired. Right and heavy eyes, getting no reward. He only paid himself that's all.
So my brothers and sisters in Islam becareful mon sama, Ramadan fast automobil and completely. Bye.
Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said continuing that Hadith mon Sol model mobile e man and whoever fast solar mobile and completely I just explained to you how that is done. Out of Amen. Amen. Does that mean what am I
getting you're fasting must be out of Amen. Meaning when you fast during the day, you must be certain
That aroma bond is an obligation ordained by Allah. So
you must acknowledge its obligate obligation, acknowledge it in your heart. When you get up, you're certain now, yes, Allah sosial enjoined upon us, a month known as all mobile in which we must fast. Amen. Don't doubt. Don't be in doubt. Don't sit there and say, Well, you know what? I was born a Muslim, and Muslims are fasting. Let me just fast alongside with him. Murder No, maybe this is an obligation maybe it's not but I'm fasting anyway. That's not a man. That's already been that's fasting on mobile in doubt. That's a serious crime. Such a person receives no reward. You're fasting must be email none. You see that and when at the end, for greatness, for certainty, Firestorm are
born and you're absolutely certain This is the way to go. This is the way to go to a loss aversion. This is the way of guidance. This is the path to a loss, pleasure and happiness. So he man and when you're fasting, I'm about acknowledge its obligation and love for the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala must be in your heart as well. Let's Amen. That Amen. Loving the command of Allah azza wa jal can't wait for the third day to fast can't wait for the fourth de la what well, heck, this is the kind of energy and the kind of charge you're supposed to have within you, that I cannot wait to fast tomorrow. amen, and amen and amen. So when you fast, loving the last command, don't approach the day
of Ramadan with a lazy attitude. Always the doubtful attitude, or with the ignorant attitude. I don't know what I'm doing and we're fasting and we're getting hungry and Allah is can't wait for Maha to avoid this. love Allah sergeant's command, or you're doing this for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala he man, he man and remember this word, live with this word during the day of Ramadan. You're fasting imagine loving Allah sosial Absolutely. You're certain in the command of Allah with no doubt.
And you're not fasting as a habit. Right? Danny is that and they have this intentional you know what robot has become a habit for us and we just fasting every year there's something called a Milan and we just fostered and it's become a habit for us. We got used to it, Love. Love. The Hadith is not saying that whoever fasts Ramadan as a habit. The Hadith is saying whoever first normal born out of Amen. refresh this intention every day. That you're fasting for the sake of Allah for the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Right. And you're not fasting for dieting purposes. Allahu Akbar, Allah He my brothers and sisters in Islam as funny as it sounds. But there are people there are people that are ignorant in their deed We ask Allah azza wa jal to teach us and to grant us a beneficial knowledge. But there are people that are ignorant, that when they think about fasting, they think oh my god, how am I going to inspire myself to fast? Yeah, there's a lot of health benefits, detoxes the body, it cleanses the body, it rejuvenates the cells, it cleanses the cells from its toxins, Okay, you know what? I'm motivated to fast. Let's do our 30 day detox of the body, not keep this away. Keep this thought away
out of your mind. We're not fasting for dining purposes. We're fasting, amen. For Allah subhanho wa Taala, believing in acknowledging that this is the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And by the way, there is not a single authentic hadith that has been reported concerning the benefits of fasting, the health benefits of fasting, there is one Hadith that says so more
fast and your health becomes improved. That's a weak Hadith. So primarily, when we fast we do it as an act of worship to Allah sosial secondary benefits if there is health benefits that are proven and that all humbly learn no problems. This is the deen of Allah Xhosa and of course, it's going to be beautiful. Of course fasting is going to be a benefit to the human body. What did you think that a law surgeon will legislate upon His servants something that harms them? So do not think that I'm fasting for dining purposes don't even bring this attitude in your fasting. And I yeah, I'd like for people to mention this and for people to go out of their way and make lessons and conferences, about
the health benefits of fasting what all we don't need, this is the body works as it is allows
Shall doesn't legislate anything upon the servants except that it's beneficial for them. And yes, fasting has a lot of health benefits. And if we wanted to discuss these benefits, yani Admiral Abraham. Allah has mentioned them in his book. Jani, I think it said in Maya, you can find the health benefits of fasting and so on. But that's not the primary intention here. Email none is the primary intention. We're fasting because Allah legislated fasting upon us.
The second condition to own this great reward of being forgiven and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, mon Sol mamajuana. Amen. We discussed this, why the seven? Why the seven fast Ramadan, seeking the reward from Allah alone. And this year, if you want to summarize it in one word, it means sincerity, fasting or my own sincerely for the sake of Allah, expecting your reward from him and no one else. You see, the Serbian means sincerity. Sincerity means that you want your reward and your appreciation from Allah social and no one else. You want to impress a large version, you want to earn a large acceptance allows happiness allows pleasure, you want the reward from Allah, no one
else. I don't want reward from this person. I don't want reward from him. I don't want reward from anyone not not interested. I didn't even want a word of appreciation from anyone. I want my reward from Allah and Allah alone. So now, if people don't appreciate my fasting, if people don't care about my fasting, or really, I didn't care about what people think about me, and the people's opinion about my fasting, I really don't care. Because I'm fasting deserve and seeking allows reward and appreciation and no one else's acceptance and appreciation. That's a disservice. And as I share this word deserve and with you,
you know, especially in Oman, we have a lot of our young children fasting with us, children, the age of eight 910 13. And, and I find that a lot of parents motivate and encourage their children to fast which is fantastic and excellent. But how do they do it? Most parents, what do they do? Almost organizations or committees, they would say that, okay, any child who fasts Milan, we're going to give him $10 for every day. And family members will do this to encourage their nephews or nieces to fast. They say any one of you who fast 30 days, I will give them $1,000 a great reward. And that's good, motivate them no problems. But it's time to introduce these young children to the concept of
sincerity. It's time to introduce children to the concept of sincerity. Teach them before you set a grand prize for them for their fasting, tell them we fast deserve and ultimately we want our reward from Allah. We want a lot to be happy with us. We want laws approval or laws. Acceptance allows reward a level payouts. We don't want anyone to pay us in this world. And then they because people cannot, you cannot pay for my fasting. You can't reward me for my fasting. Only Allah sosial can do that. Because when you fast, you've preferred what Allah wants over what you want, is when you fast your stomach that you desire to eat and drink, and you have a strong passion and a desire for that.
But then you say in your remind yourself, but Allah loves from me during the day that I give this up for his sake until tomorrow. So you prefer last obedience over your obedience, who can reward you for that? No human can reward for that? Because you gave it up for the sake of Allah. How can a human being reward you for this? The reward can only be from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it's time to introduce our young children to the concept of sincerity. Because sincerity my brothers and sisters in Islam, one law he it is what is going to keep you motivated and consistent in your worship until the day you die.
If you're not sincere in your worship one law he will not go far in your worship. Because if you're not sincere, that means you're doing the deed for the people's appreciation and approval. Pretty much the people don't appreciate others very often. They might appreciate you once, twice, and then you'll feel your worship or will will break. you'll fail in your worship if you depend on the people's appreciation and their reward. So teach your children the concept of sincerity. When you do an act sincerely for Allah and expect Allah
To pay you a lot to reward you a lot to appreciate and accept you and be pleased with you. You're motivated and inspired to continue worship until the day you die. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala is always there always watching over your actions, always rewarding you for every single action you do. Even the moments of thirst during the day, seek its reward from a loss or agenda 37
seek the reward, the moment of thirst you feel when you feel thirsty during the day, seek that moment, seek its reward from Allah, Allahu Allah, he doesn't go to waste Allah would reward you even for that second of thirst during the day.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala would reward you for the second for the moment of hunger that you experienced during the day. And for the moments of hardship that you experienced during the day. A lot of social he says in sort of the Toba Valley can be a normal layer you'll see boom one on one and also on one I'm also doing fi sebelah he said that the end of the AI in booty Bella home be amongst
a lot of social he said that not a single moment of thirst, the experience or hunger, the experience or hardship the experience except that Allah so vision would write for them a good deed. And this was primarily speaking about those who went out. Lil g heard Fie severely learn. But then this concept, it is included also and fit to describe also the pains that the fasting person goes through while he's fasting disabled. Seek the reward from Allah. What reward Are you seeking from Allah? Now let's discuss that. What reward Are you seeking from Allah? Number one,
when you fast out of Amen, you're seeking the reward of forgiveness. You want Allah sosial to forgive you. Right? The seven. Look, the more intentions you put the greater your reward is. And the small the minimum number of intentions according to intention is the reward. And the reason Allahu alayhi wa sallam said in normal ama will be neared that your deeds that you do, you are given reward according to what intention you have. So the seven when you fast seeking allows reward, what reward Are you seeking? Listen, but these intentions number one that allows so as you'll forgive your sins,
that a lot purifies your heart, because that's the reward of fasting. It cleanses and purifies the heart. you're seeking through your fasting, unnatural nossal victory.
you're seeking through your fasting victory for ohmmeter Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yes, in the fasting earns us victory. In the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, while I'm an masilela mouseover you should know Nabil sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no, verily, victory comes with patience. And fasting has been described in the Quran as being patience. Allah azza wa jal, he says was dying over Sabri was Salah, seek laws help through patients and pray. Patience here means fasting, seek the most hope through fasting and solid. Another name for fasting is patience. Because it is pretty much the entire fasting is patience. Right? A lot of soldier Lee says in memory of
wasabi worn as your own behavior. He said that the patient, the patient, those who preserved impatience, their reward is given in full by Allah subhanho wa Taala without any accountability in that area. And morpha Ceylon said patience is fasting, meaning the fasting people are given their reward in full without any accountability. So one of the intentions you intend when you fast. Remember we said you're seeking a loss reward your sins to be forgiven, hard to be cleansed, impure, you're seeking victory through your fasting. Allah subhanho wa Taala give victory to the believers during the Battle of better and it was the month of Ramadan. The month of Ramadan is a month of
victory. Because fasting prepares us for victory.
When we fast as well, you're fasting. So that allows sosial can grant you mercy, intent that you want the mercy of Allah Zoysia through your fasting intent also that you're preparing to meet Allah sosial because the fasting prepares you to meet Allah so I shall intend this during the day. In the riesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said that the fasting person, he has two moments of joy. The first moment of joy is a physical moment of joy in where
He breaks his fast so when you eat or you drink, there's a moment of joy there. And the second moment of joy is a spiritual joy of enjoyment. And that is Shane at El Cabo or Hina you're caught you're be when he meets Allah subhanho wa Taala law.
Even when you fast, fast with the serban, intending that mind fasting, this I'm intending through this fasting, that it prepares me to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala just like musala his setup before he met Allah on the mountain of a boar, and Allah spoke to him and Allah gave him $1 the book atolla before musala is that I'm spooked Allah, Allah commanded him to fast 40 days in preparation with the meaning of a loss so as well and in preparation to receive tala the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why of course reading the Quran as you're fasting is very beneficial. I'll speak to you later on during the month about the connection between fasting and Napoleon now, and also fast Yeah,
the seven you wanting a duck where that Allah social promised? Didn't Allah saying that fasting leads to adopt Well, in the Quran. So intended the seven Oh Allah, I'm seeking your reward when I fast and this reward that I want from you, alongside many others is a taqwa of Allah grant me the stopwords dakwah is that you begin to increase in your obedience to Allah and decrease from your disobedience and sins and evil now. Now we're coming to the final part of the Hadith at the end and the reason Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said orefield Allahu dynamin them be now the result of the Hadeeth. So that Hadid said, Whoever fasts out of faith, I explained that and seeking the reward
from Allah and this is the condition. What's the result? Now? What's the reward, or if you're alone at the moment than
his past sins have already been forgiven? Listen carefully to how I'm translating his sins have already his past sins have already been forgiven, Allahu Akbar. And the reason Allah Allah Salam said, all filled out, all filler means have been forgiven. Strange. How can that be the case? We expect, we expected that the Hadith would be love for Allah who know that Allah will forgive him, because the forgiveness will happen at the end of the month. Because at the end of the month, is when we complete the fasting of Ramadan. So being forgiven of your sins is a future matter. It happens at the end of the month. How can the habit said orfila instead of awful, the past was used,
that he seems have already been forgiven. You know what this implies?
It means Yes, Your sins will be forgiven at the end of the month. But Allah sosial use the past tense. And that creates a sense of certainty. Using the past tense implies certainty. In other words, guaranteed Allah Zoysia will forgive your sins, or feel wrong. Don't do forget about it, your sins have already been forgiven. When you speak in that style, it implies certainty, it implies guaranteed that your sins are forgiven. There's no doubt about this. So my brothers and sisters in Islam, fast with certainty that Allah Zoysia is going to forgive your sins at the end of this month. It's as certain as history, you know, events that happened in the past history, you cannot change
it. They absolute facts uncertain. That's the language and that's the language in the vessel Allahu alayhi wa sallam used in this hadith all feola done and dusted. This is history. It's a certain as history that Allah will forgive, guaranteed he'll forgive the sins at the end of the month, so long as you fast completely
out of faith and seeking the reward only from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now an early mount by him Allah they differed among themselves as to which type of sins are forgiven, the minor Sins of the major sins, or the minor and the major together.
So shattered Islam even taymiyah wahala, a great scholar. He said that major and minor sins are forgiven law.
And the majority of law that said that it's the minor sins that are forgiven, and the major sins always require $1 so no matter what we say, Allah subhanho wa Taala his generosity is huge. Allah Zoysia Ian's generosity is limitless. We cannot put a limit to Allah socialist generosity. And if you enter this month of Ramadan, and you find
thermoball then we are hoping that Allah sosial forgives our minor and our major sins and during the days of Ramadan Repent, for the one who repents. Definitely Allah sojourn alongside forgiving his minor sins will also forgive his major sins. Any kind of major sin is forgiven with any kind of tober you do during the day during the night before Milan after Milan and a tober during normal bond is extra special. So rushed October, fast correctly seeking the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers and sisters in Islam, I will conclude now Jazakallah halen for tuning in, I asked Allah Zoysia that he makes this lesson of benefit. I asked him subhanahu wa taala that he gives us the
ability to fast, a complete form of fasting that we fast the way he subhanho wa Taala wants from us to fast. We ask him subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins to forgive our shortcomings. My brothers and sisters in Islam, one last piece of advice and that is that during the day when you fast
if you feel like your fasting wasn't complete, because you acted something, how long you spoke How long? You spoke evil words, you did evil things, right? seek a loss forgiveness, seek loss forgiveness, because there is still far when you see a star for Allah after the worship. It patches. It patches, the shortcomings in the worship, it patches the damage of the worship. This is why we say a stone for Allah after our prayer three times, not because we did a sin, but because of the shortcomings that took place in salette we became heedless we forgot what we read what the email said we forgot something he we forgot something that we dozed off. We lost focus and concentration
after sala de sel stuff and a lot of stuff and a lot of stuff and a lot it patches the damage that happened in a solid closes those gaps, making a solid perfect and complete. So if you feel like you did something wrong during the day of Ramadan, at the end of that day, don't forget to make abundant is still false stuff that a lot of stuff or a lot of stuff or a lot of stuff or a lot and this is still for Allah, hoping from it, that it patches the damage of your fasting and it rectifies those shortcomings in your fasting until your fasting becomes complete and perfect in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala
We ask Allah social to give us understanding of his Deen we ask him subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability that we worship Him until the day we meet him subhanho wa Taala in the holy Valley called father Ali or some Allah who was a llama Bella Carla and Avi you know Mohammed was a big man was yazar como la jolla, la wa salaam aleikum wa warahmatullahi wabarakatuh