Lessons learned from Ramadan
Channel: Abu Bakr Zoud
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In a few minutes in sha Allah, my brothers in Islam, let me share with you any I begin by saying, you know, like every task in life that one finishes, if you had a task in life and you finished it, you learn a lot of lessons from it. Whether it's a business transaction you have with someone, whether it's a lovely matter took a few weeks a few days to resolve, you learn a lot from tasks in life.
And also as Muslims were supposed to reflect on our worship
all the times and see what can we learn what lessons what life lessons do we learn from our worship. And we have just finished one of the greatest months in the Islamic calendar. And that is the month of Ramadan. It was a long month of fasting, a long month of solar selected totally alone The month of reciting the Quran and making drive a vehicle to a loss of habitat, you realize that a person's life changes in home alone, altogether from the very beginning of the day, until the end of the day life changes and one of our people get into this routine from the very first few days. And people love it because Muslims love it.
But we finished Ramadan now. And the question is, what did we learn from blah, blah, blah? What are the what are the life lessons that we learned from Ramadan that are supposed to continue with us?
What are they? And I'm going to share with you in four points what we learned from Ramadan, number one, number one first lesson we learned from Ramadan is the importance of worship, the importance of worship in the life of a believer and that worship. Worship is the actual root and life of a believer this is this is his life, it's worship. Why do I say this that no, I shall be a loved one when she described in the VESA Lavoie that he will send them during the last 10 nights of Ramadan. She said
that in his arsenal during the last 10 nights of Ramadan, he brought the knife to life he brought it to life. How did you bring it to life by wash by remaining awake the entire night worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. Therefore what brought his night to life worship. Without worship a person is dead because that's opposite to life. Without worship, a person is dead motionless. Nothing here in the heart, it'll be dead, there wouldn't be any effect. It wouldn't connect with its monsters.
Either. In the first lesson we learned from Jehovah that worship is a pathway in life where I shall be among one another happy. She described the Marisa Mohali, your symptoms first moment of the day. And the last moment of the day. Imagine nice.
Every day he slept and he woke up.
What was the first thing he did? In the first moment of the day he woke up? And what was the last thing he did in the last moment of the day when he went to sleep? I shall be alone he describes can either come in and leave you with
When he woke up at night, and he got up from his wet bed. What's up? He jumped out of bed. He sprung out of bed. You know like today? How do people wake up? Today you get soft rubbing his eyes for the next half a minute. Then maybe on his phone checking what messages is? What did he receive? Then sitting on the side of the bed for a few minutes. You know, maybe speaking to his wife for another few minutes. before he's up before he's going to make a relaxed attitude. That was a little muscle.
When you got up at night, what's up, he jumped out a bit while
he was in the news that the one who wants to reach a muscle power horadada can't waste a single second. cannot waste a single second. So he jumped out of his bed.
And the first thing you would do is you start with his swag, which is a great worship. It begin with a swagger and swagger. Selim says it is a means to a piece of stick. It is a means that also kind of a dialect is pleased with the service.
It's a purification for the mouth, and it is a means to earn the most pleasure and love. This is why he would start off with and he would say Alhamdulillah Allah de
PCs the first words on his tongue
when he woke up, what does it mean? 100 is praising a lot. The you and I you know you say it when you receive a gift in life. When you see a blessing in your life when your wife finally gives birth
when something goes wrong
Because he realizes
that being given one more day to live is a huge blessing. So the first lunch, he says is
that he gave us life after he had caused death upon us. That who guaranteed that you deserve to live one more day. You have anything in your records, that proves you deserve to live one more day, even
realizes and acknowledges that he doesn't deserve another day.
So he realizes this is a blessing and a blessing and a favor and a grand gift from a lot of soldiers for heat, and how does he think a lot for this day, he jumps out of bed, straight, straight or sled, whatever, allows him to carry off the night and he proves sallallahu alayhi wa sallam next the first moment in the life of the day.
What's the last woman in the day?
She says that
he would say to her, just before he is going to close his eyes and just about just about he sleeps. He says to Russia, in 91.
He says, Asia is
asleep. He says my eyes they take a risk. They close they sleep but my heart doesn't sleep. My heart doesn't sleep huts connected with a large social meeting and maybe some a lot of other you know, suddenly he sleeps upon a pure intention. Upon a good intention. He sleeps upon the colon is part of what he sleeps upon. They let go to know the thicket that you're supposed to say before you sleep. That's how he sleeps on the lower body. So his heart remains a week doesn't sleep. Well, unfortunately, today, the situation today, people today
Not only are I sleep I have sleeps as well before the I
how by we're thinking reclining reclaiming. What are we going to do tomorrow? What kind of work we're going to attend to tomorrow? How am I going to respond to this person tomorrow? What am I gonna write up tomorrow? How am I going to quit this job tomorrow? How am I going to go to work tomorrow? You're thinking about these things.
You have an entire life of worship, you skipped over.
What's the difference? today.
getting people back in the days they used to wake up for selected officials for the night prayers with no alarm. There was no alarm. He can get your iPhone out and put an alarm and set it on multiple levels. That option wasn't available. The heart would wake him up, then
it would wake him up. Never today, an alarm and two alarms and three alarms and snooze and press and people still sleeping through selected for you. And don't see a big deal. It doesn't matter. Hello whenever I wake up I pray that because the heart was asleep, it did not sleep upon a correct and a sincere good pure intention. This is why a lot of us with this.
For we need to understand blah blah blah was teaching us that worship is a way of life. You need to be serious in your worship for
the best of you. Right now we're sitting who's the best among us. Nabi sallallahu, wasallam he says Mambo
the one who lived a long life. But not
What Hassan Amato and his deeds during these days that he lived to a perfected were good. He looked after his worship, he was concerned with his worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Here in this country we live in LA social has given us so many blessings, too many blessings, you can't even count you can't even even if you have to calculate them, you cannot
count the blessings of Allah you cannot match them.
You will come to a total like why am I saying this? Sort of the law socially tells us about people that he gave so much. He said.
Law is warning in this in this a lot from these people.
When he gave them from his blessings, he gave them help. People now in the hospital, they didn't have the enjoying the health you're enjoying right now. He gave them health. He gave them time. He gave them money. He gave them work. He gave them partners he gave them children.
He gave the piece you live in a country that for peace and security. Sure is there anything more of the
Blessings they enjoy. What did the How did this person respond to these laws? He says
they became stingy does that mean? Meaning they became stingy concerning their time for loss?
They became stingy with a lot of time. A lot of surgeon tells them to engage in worship. I don't have time. I don't have time.
How? How can a person really say to a lot, I didn't have time for the I didn't have time for the budget. Things were different.
Things are totally different. I don't have time to come
on back into routine for about
two hours on Facebook, you spend Where did you get these towels for? Two hours of WhatsApp every day when you get
to our surfing and rubbish? Where did you get these hours from? If you were saying it enough time,
look into your phone into the log into screen time, it will expose you judge yourself now before a lot of judges you will get this time from where you come to allow 15 minutes you don't have to come to select and select the nation. And the reality is empty today is that it was empty. It's not like it was in the days of Ramadan.
You are supposed to learn the importance of worship came out of worship is
what gave him so much so that you can give back a muscle much instead
they became stingy. They turned away
in what happened as a result?
Please democracy in their heart.
What do you mean I can we
call them liars. He didn't have time.
This is the biggest lesson you're supposed to learn.
So you can understand why you're supposed to continue in your worship and not fall back.
He says in the event
that he then it wears tears and it weakens inside of one of you. And he man it wears tears and it weakens inside your heart.
The man is like water continuously you need to drink. It's not something you're given a cause that's it, you're guaranteed for the rest of your life. Up and down, up and down. Now, nobody dives down. You're supposed to recognize this. But you know why we don't recognize it. What have you tells us why we don't recognize it. Because he said feel
it weakens inside of you then introduce ourselves is
that even wears and tears just like clothing just like your dress was in tears. The problem is your dresses on the outside. You know if I was to wear this for another street every day, by the end of that year, something will repel. There'll be discoloring here. Probably the button would come off. I don't know because it's a dress you're wearing obviously. But you realize people see you
What's this embarrassment? Go and buy a new dress for this
event that was intense and weekends. Who's gonna point it out to you? No one other than yourself because fees Come inside. This is a disaster.
Every single email
it gets destroyed. So what are we supposed to do? These at the end gives you a solution. He says first unusual email if you
that he renews the email in your heart. This is the solution that you're supposed to find ways to renew the email.
That's a renewal of email. Attend to
attend the lesson. Attend the lesson once a week it renews the man.
Come to select
and continue. These are ways in how you renew the event. Memorize
memorize one of the problems or is it only for a lot of people to memorize it is for all of us. That easy.
When a week recharges, renew the event.
Otherwise you're just gonna die.
In the first huge lesson we learned
is that worship is a way of life, but just above our way of life
if you continue in your worship, let you learn that lesson. Lesson number two.
We learn that repentance is a way of life, to repent to Allah, on a consistent basis is a way of life repentance. Repentance is not only for sinners. Repentance is for everyone a lot. So he says woman Lamia twofold Aiko for those who do not ask him or for Toba. Did wrongdoers should be repenting every every moment
he gave us
and he legislated for us faster way The first thing originate from, you know, the first thing is the domain itself. First thing 30 days is adobo in itself. That's why I'm saying the biggest lesson you learn off is that repentance is a way of life how we stolen How is fasting October
when Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam in the paradise. He allowed him to roam in the paradise freely and eat anything he wants except for one tree. Eventually they dragged him until he got into the street. And he tasted and he ate from the street.
That was a sin. And as a result because of the sin, which was consuming something as a result
took him from Paradise to a life of misery on Earth. See, this is the effect of cities. And this is just the sin of eating something.
He went from Paradise to a life of misery and worrying tests and trials and depression and distress. This is the world we live we live but then Allah subhanho wa Taala Li legislated for every nation fasting, as your biggest sin that took you from the paradise to Earth was because you ate something so fast. Fast as a Toba from what you ate.
And this is just eating imagine legit eating the people's money unlawfully.
Imagine cheating people in business. Imagine eating your brother's flesh. When you back by and you curse and you swear you slander? Imagine that. But just eating something from the tree which has nothing to do with anyone. It's just a sin that affects me. It got us out of the paradise.
And we were given days to fast from that. And if read continues continuous.
How much worse is it when you eat someone's money and eat so much flesh? Problem is and Ramadan taught us that Toba is a way of life is a way of life. Everyday you make Toba every day, you can put your day with Toba
or you believe was speaking to believers can interfere true in your claim that your belief in
yourself and your family from a fire. But the question is how do I save myself and my family from the fire? What's the best way possible to after? He says yeah, you know
you're looking for a means to save yourself and your family from the fire.
You believe make
absolute sense Ito everyday you sleep.
So that was the takeaway is that you're in good shape. When you meet a man
every day Adobe every day was the fact that you've asked them that there was a total mix, the faster that they use Adobe for 30 days you're making dollar continuously whether you're aware of it or not, was accepted as Adobe. And this is why in the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam legislated that alpha mobile in this month of web we fast six days. Because when the first six days, we form a ball, it's equal to as though you have fasted an entire he said that when you stand before law, so there is a possibility that you fasted every day of your life, from your cities. What it is, it's like you fasted every day of your life and fasting is a repentance like you have repented for every day of
your life. Don't waste this opportunity, which continues. third lesson we learned from Obama is the second last lesson.
It will move on.
Do during the last 10 days. There was a special worship in the last 10 days 10 nights. That was the worship of decaf tea. You're familiar with what they think of is sleeping
Measured 10 days and 10 nights, it's difficult. That's why a lot of people don't
sacrifice everything, even your family or your children, see in the budget, eat whatever the budget provides. It's showing the facilities that the budget provides for you. People went out of the way.
But not a lot of people did it. But now at the end of the period of it, the gap is finished. What do we learn from it? You know, there's something better than advocate,
advocate. And this is one of the lessons we learned from Obama, when he was sending me said, when an M, Shia might actually leave, he has written
an article for famous God.
He said, that for me, to walk with my brother, to assist him in the difficulty he has in life is much better and more beloved to me than to perform
in an industry than for one month.
Just to walk with your brother in his system in his need, not necessarily resolving afraid. This is the reward you accompanied in your walk with Him. It tried your best. It's better than making and performing decaf for one month in the mustard. How much is it going to cost you to take a ticket now?
Go to Medina. Sit in the masjid for a month, organize your food organize whatever it is you have to how much is it gonna cost a lot.
All of that. And it's still in each reward it would equal to just working with your brother to assist him. It teaches us that we look after
30 days we prayed next to each other we stood next to each other. We broke our hearts together. And then all of a sudden you
began assisting your brother in law can eat and in religious needs, needs. You know someone that is in a difficult situation, financial difficulty help you
help you doesn't mean
he goes he goes money goes dunia goes. Someone once I was in a in a lesson. And someone asked the question. He said chef to chef that was teaching us he goes can we ever compete with a Sahaba? Or be like them or better? He said, Are you ready to get up now and give your money to the brother next? Do
they do talk to tell the companions well? Do you want to you want to compete with them? Do
you tell him
build the community? help your community pull out somebody
he's holding like nice to get the value couldn't even pull it out of him.
He didn't even pay on time.
What's his attitude? When did you want agenda $100 you can give to someone in need.
the paradise. It's gonna cost me 100 bucks to take care.
Plus 10 days. This is what it's teaching us. We look after each other.
And then the best part of that Huggies at the end of it.
He says woman Mashallah he he has
Yamato sudak them
and we have walked with his brother to assist him in a difficulty and he solved the very
last question who will make his foot on the day of judgment when he stands on the soil on a day to Zulu knock them when the feet will be shaking on that day, when the legs will be shaking from terror and falling straight into Ghana. When Allah azza wa jal is giving you focus also, you walk on it like there's nothing to worry about. Why? Because one day in this world the life you plan to go all out in helping a brother in his need.
I'm gonna go all out I'm gonna help you in who
gives me firmness when I walked on so I look left and right people are dropping, people are shaking. When I'm walking in I decided to help on what is it helping your brother in assisting people have debts on their back? It's the biggest problem and worry in their life. What the law surgeon has given you so much. It wasn't difficult for you to say, oh look after you finish.
Now just preserve your deed so you can meet a lot of social and final lesson we learned my brothers in this level. We conclude with this.
One of the biggest lessons you can learn is we see a loss of how to have a diet is generosity upon us.
Then we get to know a lot so just generosity.
Allah gave us a night that is
worth more than 1000 months in worship? God.
He loves generosity, we didn't even ask for it.
We didn't even ask for it. I was looking after our religious matters, our matters of worship. philosophy was so generous with us in our matters of worship, which is the most important thing you have in life. What do you do you assume that you'll be much more generous with you in matters of worldly life, that are ridiculous, that are nothing.
Allah gave this today to anyone who wants
to worship. There's people sitting among us now that Allah has added into the good deeds account, a lifetime of worship. That's generous.
Even in the US for most generosity upon you, we all sorted the nights and the days didn't go to waste. But then they didn't go toys.
Gave us not two times, three times 1000 months.
Danny, something that cannot be calculated. This is why I don't like reading is equal to 83.3. What are you doing? What are you calculating?
you're calculating exactly what Allah is giving you better than that.
You don't have to sit down and calculate what he's given you.
Can you make a tally about your sins? Wherever? Have you asked repentance and total from each and every single one of them? Have you taken someone's right unlawfully and give it back?
gives us generous. This is why I showed the love on her. She says
she says hopefully alone.
asked for everything that she saw and asked him for she saw that it's a shoelace. Ask a love for everything. Even if it's a shoelace. We can even in the past, when people wanted soap in their food, they would ask the last time she said Why? She said no elimu your civil law. Let me
ask a law for everything even if it's a shoelace. Because if Allah doesn't make it possible, no one will make it possible at the end of story. If a love doesn't make it possible, and he doesn't grant your request, no one will be able to do anything for you.
I was generous. You want something asked along. Don't run to the people first.
You run to the people ask for assistance take by worldly means no problems. But ultimately your relationship with a lot of us be bigger than anything. Ask him when you're in a problem he asked the last
when he ended up in the belly of the whale. He can imagine that it's like the bottom of darkness. Pitch Black in his life. He reached rock bottom in his life.
No one had the means to help him. He didn't have the means to help him. ownself
he made it
mean he wasn't worried about his problem. He was worried about his relationship with Allah as a result of law safety. He asked him I asked him he has asked
to relieve you from your burdens from your worries alone give you
every Muslim dreams to be
pies versus destiny.