Preparing For a Meaningful Ramadan 1443/2022

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Abu Bakr Zoud

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi myON all prison 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 salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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And we are approximately two weeks away from the holy month of Ramadan. And so at this time, it is very important that we refresh our knowledge in order for our mind and our soul and our heart and our body to be prepared for this blessed month of Ramadan. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, there is a Hadith that people have and obey the law of the Allahu Anhu narrated and he said a narrow Julian in Bali Kadima Allah rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what can Islam Houma Jamia, what happened obey the law the Allahu Anhu he says that were two men from the town of Bali, the town of Belize, a town close to El Medina, but the man Allah Rasulillah they both approached the NABI

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the same time and they were two Jews, and they embraced Islam and said a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa no Muhammad Allah rasool Allah. Now these two have accepted Islam at the same time. One of them had more effort in Islam than the other. So his effort will to the point that he joined one of the battles of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam and other Allah that he passed away as a Shaheed, he earned a shahada fee subsidy last, so he was martyred. His friend that accepted Islam at the same time, lived to witness another year of full Gi. And after one year, he died natural causes. On his deathbed, Allah subhanho wa Taala took his soul

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and had been Obaidullah Allahu Anhu after these two have died, one night he was sleeping, he had a dream. In his dream he saw himself and these two people, these two companions standing outside the door of the Paradise, and an angel comes and he calls the one who died one year later, you know, the one who just died on his bed natural death. He was called into the paradise first, but hadn't obey the law. He's there he can see this in the dream. So he was called in and admitted to the paradise first. And then the angel came out. And he called the one who was Martha Teresa Videla, and he was admitted into the paradise second. And then the angel came and he said to Paul Harbin obey the law.

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You go back, it's not your time yet because you're still alive. Then you woke up from his dream.

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And he was amazed. So he went around the medina informing the people what he saw and the people amazed with him as well. What is surprising in the Hadith that how could this person who died naturally enter the paradise first before Shaheed V Sevilla? And I know we all know what special gifts Allah azza wa jal gives gives Shaheed How can this person who died on his bed naturally enter the paradise before shade? And so some people will think, you know, what's the big deal at the end of the day, they both entered the paradise. There's always a big deal about the one who comes first in something. You know, in school, the majority of the class passes the exam, but it's always about

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who came first. So that he gets the medal who came first in the race, he gets the middle, the one who's first to buy the new new product of Apple, or Samsung, the one who's first to buy the product. He's the one who's interviewed, and he's the one who's asked and he's given a special earning and a rank among the people. So there's always something special about coming first in something. So he this man entered the paradise first, the Sahaba see it as a big deal. So they end up going and going to the soul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they narrated this dream onto him. When the diesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam saw the amazement on their face. And he said to them mean at their

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Licata, Asha Boon What are you surprised? What are you all amazed by?

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So they said to him, obviously, how did this person enter before shade for Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, and he suffered MacArthur hair that by the husana Didn't the one who died naturally live one more year after Shaheed, they said, Yes. So then he said, What are the rocks for Salah?

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And didn't he also, during that one year that he lived extra, he witnessed the month of Ramadan, and he prayed this and this amount of rockhard and such that in

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Is life more than the Shaheed they said yes. Rasool Allah fernery sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said family obey you know Houma Abad to me Medina sama He will. He said that the distance between him and the Shaheed is the distance between the heavens and the earth. That's the kind of rank this man earned in the Paradise because he lived one year more than his friend to witness Ramadan and to preach such and such amount of rocket and suit for Allah subhanho wa Taala when Hadith say and it is even in even measure, I'ma Allah. So the idea is we're learning from this hadith that it is a golden opportunity whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala gives life for a person to live and to witness yet

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another Ramadan let me this is an opportunity that you may be elevated ranks with Allah subhanho wa Taala when the diesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said they saw how to an F Bala in the law him in many new amorolfine Islam yet Furuta spear who would be

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who and maybe some Allah Allah you will send them you said there is no one better than a believer who links who lives along the life and this life is full of the Spirit to Allah subhanho wa Taala me

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Allah and His life is full of vicar and worship to Allah subhanho wa Taala for it is a blessing. The hadith is teaching us that it is a blessing to witness another Ramadan in your life. We ask Allah azza wa jal to give us life to witness Ramadan and to give us the ability and the strength that we worship him during Ramadan. We need to first recognize and acknowledge that this is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa taala. And that the one who doesn't recognize this as a blessing, and take advantage of it as a blessing. Allah azza wa jal warns such people and he represents that in the Quran, those who are ungrateful to Allah's blessing, Allah azza wa jal, he said in Surah Al Baqarah

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woman you but the NAM at Allah him embody measure a tool in Allah Shahidullah Allah azza wa jal, he says, Whoever exchanges the NEMO of Allah, live exchanges the blessing of Allah, only when a blessing is given to you, you're supposed to thank it. But there are some people that make from the blessing a reason for the ingratitude to Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah azza wa jal, he says, Whoever makes a blessing, a reason for his ingratitude or it leads him to ingratitude for in embody measure, after it has come to him, for him Allah Shahidullah then Allah subhanho wa Taala one such people about his severe punishment. In other words, the person is warned, the one who doesn't take

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advantage of Allah subhanahu otile His blessings and the one who does not think them. And so no doubt, Ramadan is an opportunity and it is a blessing from Allah azza wa jal upon all the servants that are living on Earth, and Ramadan is such a huge blessing that even Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would express his excitement and happiness and pleasure at its arrival. In the hadith of Abu Dhabi, Allahu Anhu. He says, Canon nibio sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he Oba Shiraz hierba Whoa, that in the reason Allahu alayhi wa sallam he used to congratulate his companions on the arrival of Ramadan. What embrasure Rahim Allah He said that this hadith is a proof it's a clear

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proof that it is permissible to congratulate one another on the occasion of Ramadan. How did the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to congratulate the Sahaba How did he used to

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revive their spirit and their happiness and excitement for this blessed month? He used to say Kenya cool he used to say to them, how does

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he used to say to the people when they gathered Ramadan has come to you or people now the idea is people know that Ramadan is coming and no one loses count of the calendar. People know after shabam Ramadan comes so why is he telling the people from Yvonne has come? You see this implies his excitement and his happiness. It's like you know, we know someone important is going to come and give us a lesson. So we say there there he arrived. People can see him but that's excitement. It expresses excitement for Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is happy, and he shares this joyful occasion with the companions. And he says to them, oh my God is coming. Congratulations. Then he

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says them shall hold on medallic This is a blessed month, blessed month, it means two things. Number one,

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blessed it's something for something to increase when something is blessed by Allah meaning it's goodness is increased. And so Ramadan is a blessed month because our deeds increase. We fast like we never fast in any other month. We worship Allah and like we never worship Allah in any other month. We read Quran like we never read Quran in a month by and not required in the month of Ramadan, your Quran and your Salah and everything of the way

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Worship needs to increase that's normal. Because this is a blessed occasion. And it is a month of Baraka. There is a lot of reward to gain in this month when you increase in your rewards when you increase in your deeds. So he'd say to them Sharon mobile, and the other meaning of Sharon Mubarak is a drought from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, as though he's saying Allahumma barik linefeed Shahina as though he's saying Allah bless this month for us, then he would say, Get up Allahu Alikum cmoh Allah azza wa jal has written upon you all that you've asked this month, he has ordained the fasting of this month that how he's exciting his his his reviving the spirit in Sahaba.

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And he's exciting them all for this occasion of Ramadan. And then he continues to say, Fi to

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Jean and within this month, the doors of the paradise are going to open Allahu Akbar. Yanni the barrier, every barrier between us and Allah azza wa jal will be open. Literally the doors of the Paradise would be open. Where Rahim Allah he says that the meaning of this hadith could also mean that the opportunity of good will open with the opportunity of Hassan and an increase in hustle that would open he to a Bible Jeannine as though Allah azza wa jal wants to accept from you, and he wants to admit you into the paradise. If he doesn't want to admit you into the paradise why would the door of the Paradise open you need to read the messages of Allah correctly, and then he would say to them

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what luck Ophelia, Bible jam and the doors of the Hellfire with close the ID the ID is it's closed. I don't want to punish my servants, I will close it. Make the majority make the most of the time in Ramadan. Seek Allah subhanahu wa Titus protection from the fire. Do the deeds that will save you from the fire. In Ramadan. There are 60 opportunities every day to opportunities to be freed from the fire fee to look for a Bible jam. What to hollow fee shall be in and even the devils are chained the biggest effect on mankind and the biggest Yanni was worse on mankind and the biggest distraction for mankind which is a Chopin is locked up. And he's literally locked up and the devils are two.

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There are internal devils within us and there is a Korean and there are external devils. These external devils that ruin flee really I go around from place to place. They are the ones that are literally locked up in the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Sunil silletti Shell been celestial meaning they're actually chained up. As for the external devils are locked up. What about the internal devil what happens to him and Korean and Korean my brothers and sisters in Islam and the Beast sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says in the shape panel, he manipulates them and measure them that the shaitaan he flows in one of in one's body, like how blood flows in the body.

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And I'll Korean what happens to him during Ramadan is that his effect will dramatically be reduced and his evil whispering would be reduced. He's still there that, you know, how does this make sense? Because when you're fasting, a fasting person only has a strong desire for food and drink. When you're fasting, and you're extremely hungry and thirsty, what do you think about you think about food. And thinking about food is permissible because you're thinking about something permissible. Now imagine someone that has eaten and is fully satisfied. What does he think about his desire begins to think about and how thinking about evil temptations and desires and so on. So the one who

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is starved, he shaved upon that inside and literally when a person is fasting, be that the veins inside and the arteries, they dilate the they come in they become small, and he's in there flowing in your body. So it's constricted upon him. And until you're hungry and you're thirsty, you're only thinking of that which is Hallel your desire is that for which is Khaled you're far away from thinking about anything hard, and that is to say upon evil is spring being reduced in a month of Ramadan. For lunch so shall he removes the biggest distraction from our lives. And this is why you find the people doing good in Ramadan. Such goodness that they can ever see themselves doing before

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or after Ramadan. This is the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala upon the believers, and then he would see fee healer electron hieromonk Alfie Shahar and within this blessed month is a night is a night higher on men official, much better than 1000 months, a night. If you were to earn maximum reward in it, it would be better than you worshiping Allah azza wa jal day and night for 1000 months Allah club, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at the end of this hadith, he warns the companions and warns the Ummah, of the one who neglects this month and the goodness of this month. He says manhood him or her fucka hoodie Muhammad

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And I could level whoever is deprived of the goodness of the night of Ramadan ever is deprived of the goodness of this. What's the goodness of Laila two thirds of Leila? What's the goodness? The goodness is that you're forgiven for all your sins, man Come on, man Come on, man and the server will feel Allahu Mata them I mean them there. That's the goodness alongside the, the the young of your opportunity of Hassan Abdul Allah subhanho wa Taala gives the servant who takes advantage of that night. So whoever is deprived of the goodness of Laylatul Qadr Faqad Hootie Malhotra Kula who has been deprived of all forms of good see how

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he would excite the Sahaba he would give them good news about Ramadan. And then at the end, he warned them Don't be of those who are heedless during Ramadan and neglect the blessings of this month. So lots of excitement at the beginning of this hadith concerning the arrival of Ramadan, and at the end of the Hadith, it is terrifying. In the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam warning us the one who neglects and fails to see the importance in the virtue of this month. He's upon a dangerous path. Why not? He is upon a dangerous path. When the beast sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said In another Hadith, once he was ascending the number and with every footstep he would say, Amin, Amin,

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amin or Sahaba amazed Why did you because I mean is to be said at the end of a dryer. We heard no dua we heard nothing we just heard him say Amin. So after the hobo, they said

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during the hubba he explained to them why he had said I mean, he said the gbf came to me and he had said to me

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man Adara Kurama Bonhoeffer Lemieux for low for above the hula mean, you should believe came and made the DUA with Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, Oh Mohammed, made the one who witnesses Ramadan, and finishes Ramadan, and Allah has not forgiven him. May such a person be humiliated and shamed and disgraced. This is a dua from Allah because Allah azza wa jal sent you burritos allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it is a dua from Jibreel WinAVI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said me into it is and how huge is the matter for a person to neglect and be heedless of this month. So it is very important my brothers and sisters in Islam that we prepare for this month, in

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order to avoid being disgraced before Allah azza wa jal.

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And in order to be successful, and to make the most of it, and to own the Greek gifts that Allah azza wa jal has made for this month, the gift of forgiveness and mercy and being freed from the fire elevated ranks with Allah azza wa jal, and the church of Eman that will give you until the next Ramadan, these are some of the gifts of this blessed month, and my brothers and sisters in Islam, just like anything in life. In order to be successful, you must prepare. Heather we know this as a general principle for everything in life.

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In life, if you have an exam and you want success, you need to prepare, and you need to study and review your work hours and days and weeks and months before the exam. Otherwise, if you just rock up with your pen to the exam, you know that you will feel you have the feeling that you're going to fail. If you have a meeting, you prepare beforehand, you prepare an agenda, what's going to be discussed in the meeting. Right? If you come unprepared, you're just going to waste time and speak it out things have no benefit. And at the end of the day, three, four hours go by and you didn't benefit anything. That's the consequence of not preparing. You have a job interview. You need to

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prepare. You get up early, best clothes, you get your papers and your documents. Everything is ready and you go. I mean you just woke up, no one will look at you you will fail. Even in matters of worship, were supposed to prepare. Look at a solid. Why was wudu legislated before a solid and then then and repeat after more of them, come to the masjid pray Asuna and then pray the follow up. See that preparation that this all is a preparation for the fall. So you can gain the maximum amount of reward in your form avoids imagine the one who just comes to a solid and hadn't prepared for it. He's still running up the stairs.

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How is he going to earn I'm sure in his first or second workout. Maybe Maybe he'll catch something over sure in his full full account. So the idea is even in matters of worship, things were legislated before the fall so that we prepare for the fall when harsh Alhaji similar thing. Allah azza wa jal he said What does a widow pick up the bag? Pack up the bags? This is Allah's command for the one who's going to unhedged, what does a what to pack up your bag, take your belongings, take what you need physical, whatever you need for your house, take it with you. Then he said for him noisily, taqwa and the best thing you can pack up with

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you before you leave your hometown to go to Mecca is a taco, take a taco with you and go, that's the best thing you can have. In preparation for an Hirsch. We should really rally he set up when he comes to the sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he's still young, and he cuts him up and opens his chest takes his heart washes it takes out the evil trait from it, puts it back in what's all this fall in preparation for the grant event of an Orion to come to Him Subhan Allah, and in preparation as well. This was done once again in preparation for the journey of Islam and melange. And even today, even today for our dollar as well. $1 requires preparation. And I say this because there's so

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many people that think $1 is just something you can jump in all of a sudden hack you wake up and you see a motivational video that tells you the reward and the virtue of $1 Allah tomorrow. I want to be a day in Allah that doesn't work like this. $1 requires preparation. You need to understand what you're going to preach the people you need to learn yourself. Allah subhanho wa Taala said this and our prophets, look at the Prophet. Allah He said up when you are Lima who will kita when

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Linji after that was Hulan 11. He saw him that he taught him octoberat Will in Jean will hikma He taught him first then he became a prophet to Benny insula, EAD. And preparation is very important. One of our biggest problems today is that we don't prepare for our worship. We prepare for everything else in life except for our worship and then we come in we complain why can't we connect with our worship into you did not prepare for Subhanallah we just want to pray on foot straightaway. We want to get into Ramadan and fast straightaway without any preparation. Well, you know this is why SHA ban is a big deal. Chabad is a big deal because it's one month before Ramadan. So think of

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it. It is a month of preparation with this is why the deeds that we're going to do in Ramadan, whichever

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fasting Salat, the deeds that you do in Ramadan are the same deeds that are recommended in Shaban from. This is a month they used to call this month Chevron. This is a month of cola and it's a month of fasting month of solid month of DHA, everything you're going to do in Ramadan. It is recommended to do now, but the difference is it's nephila here now, fasting is a nephew, it prepares you saw that when you've passed in this month and you pray and you're reading Quran, you come to Ramadan, you're just continuing. Had you you don't have no headaches at the first the first day of Ramadan because of fasting. Many people they struggled in the first two, three days still have a headache.

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I'm gonna adjust the routine. What are you doing? You're preparing for Ramadan in the first three days of Ramadan. That's supposed to be done now Allah Now the idea that idea of preparation is very important in our deen now. So how do we prepare for this blessed month of Ramadan? Firstly, let's discuss the right attitude. This is a new attitude you're supposed to add with you be if Nila Hidayatullah. During these days in preparation for Ramadan, we have to have the right attitude, the attitude and the feeling of the fact that this could be your last Ramadan ever on Earth.

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When you approach Ramadan with this attitude, and that is the case it could be who among us is going to say that's not going to be the case. 100% Everyone knows that this is the case and it could be could be our last Ramadan. This is the attitude you're supposed to approach Ramadan with when this feeling is inside of you. When this attitude is inside of you, you know what happens? It creates another feeling and another special attitude inside. And that is the attitude of urgency.

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You begin to panic. And you feel that there's a sense of urgency within you to make the most of this month as much as possible because this could be the last time I live it's these in my life. And this is why the companions of the Allahu Anhu when they were once with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam listening to an advice from him.

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The Sahaba were they listening to advice? And they said, avail offered min Hello uno YG that means

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that the advice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was such that we began to tea we began to cry, and our hearts began to tremble and shake. And they felt the intensity and the depth of the advice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So they said get into her mo waiver. Darrin, it was who it is. It's an advice from a fair willing person. Yanni the gathering at that day was so intense that they felt like these are the last words of Rasul Allah to us. So you know what they said? They took advantage of the moment when they felt this might be the last time in the reason Allahu alayhi wa sallam would talk to him to talk to them. They set the info center, give us advice

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When they felt this is the last moment we're going to meet. What happened? It gave them a panic, a sense of urgency. They took advantage of the moment and they said, Oh sooner give us more advisors advisors, when maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was doing his first and last Hush. And he felt that it might be the last time he sees his orbit and how

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he gave them a hope that summarized everything he has been teaching since the beginning of his dour. That's why hope has yet to lower there the hope of the farewell Hush. It practically combines everything in Islam that sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught over 23 years. And during the Super he said to them, learn Lila Badami Heather perhaps I will not have a chance to meet with you ever again after this month, when he felt that with this was the farewell hubba when he felt that this was the last time to see his companions in how he took advantage to remind the people you see when you have the feeling of this is the last time you experienced something had from Allah azza wa jal it creates

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something within you that you take advantage of the moment. And this is why the beast Allahu alayhi wa sallam would say to a companion when he advised him, if there, Quinta Illa Salette when you get up to pray for somebody, so let them what their pre the prayer of a fear willing person to imagine a person that is praying his final Salette Imagine, imagine a person now stands and prays and he knows this is his last solid on Earth. The moment he makes this theme, he is going to drop it. How will his solid be? What kind of who sure would be in a solid? What kind of honesty and sincerity is in this person's pray? Do you think such a person would be distracted by worldly matters? And who

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messaged him and what's on the outside world. And when he's going to collect his money, and when he's going to finish his job, you think he's going to think of this? You will think that nothing of this house, none of this is going to be my concern. The moment I die all of this is not my responsibility anymore. Those who come after me will look after my jobs and work and my money and my phone and all that. For the majority of us. Unfortunately, we found Strabane and the main concern is I just need to get my phone over and done with

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for let's add a new dimension to our Ramadan and this is one of the first ways you're going to prepare with the right attitude. CMOD more deen the first thing of a farewelling person how is it going to be think that the first day of Ramadan think that this is going to be the last first day of Ramadan you will ever see in your life. Allah Allah, Allah He my brothers and sisters in Islam no one is guaranteed the first day of Ramadan let alone the second and the third and the end of it and another ye Yanni into your living dreams when you think Allah next Thermoball now make the most of it you live in a dream really. So when we worship Allah azza wa jal with this feeling and attitude

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that it's our last robe on this evening. He Tyler would enhance your worship and it will convert this worship of Ramadan from being a habit to being an actual worship that you want Allah soldiers pleasure from by practical matters in terms of how we are going to prepare for this blessed month of Ramadan. Number one, the Toba tool is still for with seeking Allah azza wa jal is forget forgiveness and repenting to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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There is no doubt this is one of the main matters in terms of preparing for Ramadan, ask Allah azza wa jal for forgiveness of the past sins, the major and the minor, the intentional and the accidental mistakes, ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive you from all of that and ask him to forgive you from the shortcomings of your worship. This is a vent as well. The shortcomings in our worship is a them whilst Allah azza wa jal to forgive you from the sickness of the heart, whether it's jealousy, or hypocrisy or arrogance, or hatred, whatever it is, there's so much to ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive you from you don't know which sin blocks you from the path to Allah subhanho wa Taala

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because that's what sins are. They are a block. They are big boulders that stand between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala the moment they're crushed and removed, you find that you're on a highway with Allah subhanho wa Taala rushing in your worship, and in seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleasure. The most successful people in Ramadan are those who enter Ramadan having repented from all the sins and the greatest word that can come out of your mouth with a sincere heart is a Stouffville Allah, Allah He, if a star filled Allah was uttered once coming from a sincere honest heart Allah it is enough to destroy a history of bad deeds between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala one is enough

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for imagine a person that is repeating a list of file and taking action

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vantage of the blessed times

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and times that were meant for Esther for like just before solid and Fisher had half an hour is still for nothing else half an hour before solid and forget every day from now to mobile. Nothing just is still for what it is highly homeostatic. Well, Mr. Feeny, as Howard Alonzo, I should praise people that would seek his forgiveness at this time. At a time where everything is quiet and peaceful and you have no distractions in life, no one is calling it this time no work at this time. Children is sleeping at this time. There is no one when you get up and you seeking Allah socialist forgiveness that can only refer to one thing, and that is that you are sincere, that you really wanted Allah

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Sargents forgiveness. Of course, there is a difference between doing it still for now. And doing it still for just before the one who does before failure. This is more of an honest and sincere time. This is more of a time in where a person is actually saying, Oh Allah, I got up and I don't have any worldly distraction, but I'm here just for Alistair fall. And they're more in a position for Allah azza wa jal to accept this forgiveness. See Colossians forgiveness in abundance during the day and during the night in the vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to make it still for more than 100 times. Allah azza wa jal loves those who seek his forgiveness. He loves them in the law, who the

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well being and if Allah has soldier loves them, He will forgive them and he will allow them to enter the doors of his mercy that will open up in Ramadan Bismillah hitta Allah and as we said, the biggest barrier between us and Allah and the forgiveness of Allah and the mercy of Allah is our sins. The moment we put effort to remove them through a list of all the doors would open. When you seek is still fall l mela making for you. Allah azza wa jal, he says in the Quran that the angels say or burn ourselves, Ramadan while fear Levina terrible. The angels ask Allah to forgive those who repent.

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So you want more than this an angel will make dua for you. If you are to continuously make doba and still fall to Allah subhanho wa Taala fiddly living in a turbo turbo Sevilla working him as a welder him

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who has never been Tamia Rahim Allah he says, It is a must that every breath the sleeve takes in and out.

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As you breathe in and out. With every breath that goes in, a person should praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and every breath that comes out a person should seek Allah subhanho wa Taala this forgiveness that's supposed to be between these two things between humble lying as origin, what is still filled with the lighthouse version is still for Allah wa hamdulillah these are the two moments of your life every Salah that you do and every worship you do this is humble Allah has origin and at the same time, when you do these worships and seek Allah azza wa jal forgiveness during these worships, that is Allister for Allah subhanho wa taala. He says, well know whom you're vulnerable and Fusa home

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share Luca Festo for Allah was stolen from Alohomora Rasool lower shadow Allah, the word of Allah Hema Allah azza wa jal said any when the people wrong themselves when they wrong themselves, had they come to you oh rasool Allah and asked you to ask Allah to forgive them. And if they were to ask Allah azza wa jal for forgiveness lotia doula had the word Elohim they would have found Allah

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Yanni accepting of the repentance and merciful, they would have found Allah the one who seeks forgiveness would find the love, he would find the Mercy of Allah he would find the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal in his life. And that's the first matter in how we are going to prepare for this blessed month. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam the second is to reconcile with your brothers and your sisters that you have boycotted and cut ties with, especially your family, relatives. Muslims should not be boycotting Muslims. This is the general statement that we say why? Because the one who boycotts his brother in Islam or sis they in Islam, they are deprived of Allah azza wa jal

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forgiveness as an AVI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that the doors of the paradise are open every Monday and Thursday, and Allah azza wa jal forgives all his servants, except for a disbeliever a mushrik.

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And for two people that have enemity towards each other, he says to the angels on little heavy delay, these two have diastolic and he says that three times delay these to delay their records. We're not going to accept anything from them. We will not forgive them until they reconcile between each other problem this is a problem letting the grand gift in Ramadan is forgiveness. Mon Sol

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Mabon you will fill them in the monk.

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Monk calm.

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The grand prize in Ramadan is forgiveness of sins. We have a hadith is saying the one who has a problem and there's boycott between him and his Muslim brothers or sisters is deprived of forgiveness for this problem with this is why Eben Masaru dropped the Allahu Anhu when he was asked, How did you people prepare for Ramadan? Even Massoud answered this question. He said neck and hudon he assured Allah and you're stuck below Hillel or physical behavior to hit them.

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He said none of us had a cyber. They said we would prepare for Ramadan with the fact that none of us would day to hold an atom's weight of hatred or animosity or jealousy towards each other. We wouldn't dare to do this. Then we know the severity of this it deprives us of Allah's forgiveness.

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Subhan Allah for this is something that you need to work on as for Yanni different and certain cases and someone has a case that's different and I'm speaking to you in general terms, that if there's a boycott, you go to your brother in Islam, and say to him, I've repented to Allah I hope you have repented. Let's mend our relationship for the sake of Allah between us there is a halal Allah the bond of Eman if I have wronged in any way, please forgive me. And if you have wronged me, I have forgiven you for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and we do this in the intention of preparing for this blessed month. Right? Fat this is something that only it's important for everyone to look

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after. The third matter in how we prepare for Ramadan is be the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was self, they used to make dua to Allah subhanho wa taala, you know, six months before on over. Now now, we're speaking about Ramadan, two weeks before Ramadan. A person should be making diet long before this, that Allah azza wa jal allow him to reach Ramadan and benefit from it. That is their preparation. And you know, whoever has a great concern for something. He's always asking and making diet for it. Let's say someone was sick, and he's really concerned for his sickness, well, whether he's making diet day or night, if you had a relative that is sick, you're

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making diet and you're asking others to make diet for him as well. Please, if someone has caught or has something huge in his life, are facing a calamity. You reach out to others please make hopefully, you make time for yourself. You're intense in your diet. When something is of great concern for you, you make

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the sign that Ramadan is a great concern for you would be through your diet and understand that you cannot achieve anything in life and you can let alone worship Allah. If Allah azza wa jal doesn't give you the strength and the ability to do so. Allah azza wa jal he says mouseover come in has nothing Femina Allah,

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any good deed that you do, it came from Allah azza wa jal even make dua to Allah, that he gives you the ability to worship.

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Allah azza wa jal, he says about the believers, when they enter the paradise are called Hamdulillah. He led the herd there nearly half our Kundalini daddy, Lola and hudon Allah, they enter the paradise the believers and they will see Alhamdulillah all praise is for Allah, the One who guided us to this to this paradise. And we would have never ever been guided, had it not been for the guidance of Allah for us. Heather in the Paradise we're going to acknowledge that no way we could have been here without Allah's guidance to us. You understand why he didn't know so often Mr. Team is 17 times a day at least had the data that we do, whether I'm speaking to you now it can only happen by Allah's

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permission. As Allah azza wa jal says, total pseudoscience, where they are even in Allah B's ni, by Allah's permission, you want to call the people to Islam and to God, want to now sitting in a masjid, coming to listen, listening to the crolla and then attending a Salawat Do you think this came by your effort? Allah azza wa jal, he says freebooting Athena Allah and to vow you've got off he has small these are houses in which Allah gave permission that people come and establish His vicar inside these houses.

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Yeah, can Buddha yeah can stay in. This is the theme in our life. This is the central message in our life. Yeah, can I do this on purpose? You alone we're going to worship. That's our purpose in life. But what's the means? How are we going to fulfill this worship? What year can Stein is the means that's the key to reaching this purpose, yet we're going to seek your help. So economic, we're going to worship you. How are we going to do that? What are you going to study? We're going to always seek your help. This is why in the vessel Allahu alayhi wa sallam would teach the Companions after your solid, say Allah him that I nee Allah Vic Rico Shu Kriegers neighbor that Allah give me the ability

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and the power

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The strength of Allah ate me and support me that I remain grateful to and that I remain Yanni inconsistent worship and perfect my worship for you. Now, what the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his daughter used to say Allah Khomeini is a Luca phenom Herat. Allah, I asked you that you grant me the ability to do good. If an Elisa Lam could do good on his own, why would they ask Allah to give him the ability to do so? Faith teaches us that without asking Allah to give you the ability to worship, you will not be able to worship very simple.

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When the be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said from an Washa, the Highland Valley ama delay, anyone who finds himself doing good, he should praise Allah. Why? Because it was Allah Who gave you the strength to do the good on the nausea, the regular Vedic phileo luminae laughs And if you find yourself doing other than good, doing evil, doing haram, then don't blame anyone but yourself.

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See that? Subhanallah because people often flip it around people if they're not careful, and arrogance takes over them. Whenever they do good, they want to ascribe it to themselves. I know I achieved such and such and I did such and such. When the best answer let me say for Yama. dilla and then when people do bad, they want to try to blame it on someone else. That was the shape on it was him he's the one who dragged me to it. He offered me he called me and I went these ellsen wife home the shisha then Jani Allah He invited me to it it wasn't like I did it from my own will. Witness I said let me sing anyone who did that haram fillet alumina Elanor. Sir, blame yourself acknowledge it

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that you did this with your own hands. See, the attitude needs to change every good is from Allah azza wa jal so into if you if you're planning on doing good in Ramadan, stop, you cannot do any good, except by His permission and his help. So turn and ask him SubhanaHu wa Tada to give you the ability to do that good. Fourth Way of how we prepare for this blessed month of Ramadan is by learning about its virtues and reward. My Brothers and Sisters in Islam This is how mankind is this is how humans are. When do we know the reward of an action we do? We get motivated and inspired. Whether in worldly matters and in religious matters. Die city brother come cut the grass. I give you

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$500 Bismillah. I'll cut the grass. I know what the reward is. Everyone goes to work because there's a pay at the end of the week. You're looking forward to it. There's a reward. It motivates you right. Alongside the other qualities you're supposed to have of honesty and integrity in your work. You're motivated. When there's an increase. When there's a pay rise. Hmm. There's more effort. The promo bond is a month of pay rise has an add a multiplying the goodness is multiplying them height is open, that up should motivate more. But how can you be motivated if you don't know the reward of Ramadan? She's the problem. When you lose motivation, you need to turn back to the books of Hadith

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that discuss the reward and the merit of the virtue of Rama hack the human being that tell us most of the Quran and the Hadith about virtues, virtues, virtues, what reward you get for this worship and what you get for that. And we find encouragement in this video. You need to understand what's the biggest reward you get for fasting Ramadan. In the recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said

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well that a couple of ALA Abdi Vichy have a meme of Tapu Ali, every single fasting of the is only voluntary.

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Whether it's Ashuelot, whether it's Arafa, whatever it is, all of it is voluntary. The only obligatory month and these two fast is Ramadan. It doesn't come over time comes once a month only once he wouldn't be so Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he says there is nothing that brings the servant closer to Allah, more than him doing that which Allah prescribed and obligated upon him.

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The most beloved thing, which will bring the slave closer to Allah is that which Allah made obligatory upon him that's the biggest gift every single day you fast of Ramadan, the biggest thing you are earning his own Berman Allah, you are being drawing nearer and nearer to Allah assertion. Allah azza wa jal, he says, can lead to poor horse should

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walk very composed to Allah. How do you compose to Allah by fulfilling the obligations? Ramadan fasting is the biggest deed that a person does that is continuous non stop. If asked how many hours 12 hours 13 hours.

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Can you read the Quran for 13 hours non stop? Can you pray for 13 hours non stop? Can you make dua for 13 hours?

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nonstop you can, no one can do it. Ama fasting, the most continuous longest worship that you remain in worship from the beginning to the end.

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Whether the majority of the month is going to be spent in fasting an obligation is that how close is this going to bring a person to Allah azza wa jal. This is a reward and Uberman Allah subhanho wa Taala when the VSAM Allahu alayhi wa sallam he says, he saw me for her turn for her to an end the filter here for her to be for the first thing person there are two moments of joy. There is a physical element and there is spiritual enjoyment. The physical enjoyment is of course when it's time for a fall. Now that you're able to indulge in food and drink and sexual relations after having given all this up the entire day. About Raja Brahim Allah He said something very important. He says

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the physical enjoyment is only achieved if you break your fast upon that which is permissible. If you break your fast upon something, how long like a cigarette or how long food then such a person is deprived of the physical joy that he has at the end of the day. And there is another type of joy and that is a spiritual enjoyment. And that is an Delacourt your B when he meets Allah azza wa jal, there will be a joy for the believers, when they meet Allah azza wa jal, firstly, because he's meeting his creator, and every deed he did, he did for this greater now there is a joy to meet, Who is Allah, the one I did all my worship for. And secondly, there is a joy to meet Allah, because you

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want to meet the huge reward that He has prepared for you on that day. This is like a day of graduation. And you know, the day of graduation students are excited, especially those who did good and prepared and worked on. They excited on the day of graduation to see what reward and what result they have. For here, the Day of Judgment, a day of graduation for the believers, so no doubt on the day of judgment for how long and that it will be. They are happy to meet Allah to see what reward has he set aside for them. And we learned from this that fasting prepares a person for the meeting with Allah. Is he Musa Allah He said, when Allah azza wa jal met with him on the mountain, he

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commanded him to fast 40 nights

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to 40 nights in a row Urbina leader at the Mercado lobby here are buying Elena, meaning he fasted the nights and it's obvious that you have to fast the days. So he fasted for the day and night, nonstop in preparation to meet Allah. Then he was in a position to meet Allah and Allah azza wa jal spoke to him. Fasting prepares you to meet for Allah to meet Allah azza wa jal. This is why fundamentally, we are supposed to be fasting every day of our life. You know that? Every single day of our life we are supposed to fast if you're serious about meeting Allah and entering the paradise for this is why, Guinea, you know, you reflect over the story of Adam, Allah, He said, in the

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Paradise what was the sin that they ate? ate from the tree? What got us down to earth, something related to food. That's what got us down to earth. So if you want to go back, what's the first condition of repentance? Leave the sin?

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Leave the food fast.

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First 30 days, and then the one who does six days of shall well it's as though his faster the Eden is Ramadan and six days as though you have fasted every single day of the imaginisce. Such a person now is ready to meet Allah azza wa jal because he has earned the reward of fasting every single day in his life.

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I think you need to understand this meaning this meaning with fasting, it cleans the heart it polishes it it scrubs the heart, Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, fasting three days of every month to the hippo how to fold it removes the evil traits of the heart. Fasting three days of every month removes the evil treats of the heart Arigon syndrome jealousy and whatever it is that a person does. For imagine 30 days of fasting, obligatory fasting, at the hearts been polished and scrubbed, comes out crystal shining. And when it shining hellos, a person is ready to meet Allah. Because what's the most beneficial thing you're going to meet Allah with? Didn't Allah azza wa jal

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see yo Malayan Pharaoh Merlin will ever known on a day in which your wife and your children will be of no benefit? If and what will benefit elimine at Allah has been Saleem, except for a person who comes with a heart that is Salim, or the Salim mean. Saleem colbyn Sally means a heart that is clean.

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A hopper is clean. You know the heart Allah gave you in your force bone. Come

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With that kind of heart on the Day of Judgment, I gave it to you fresh and clean. There was no sin on it. There was no marking on it. There was no blackness on it. When you first when you're first born, that's a Kolbe Salim, that's a clean heart. So come back with a color Salim like I gave it to you. This is why a lot of the rewards Yeah, the harsh as though a newborn. I had a saline I'll call the saline is the heart that is cleaned from sins and Bidda and major and minor shift gets cleaned from all of this Ramadan. Fasting is an opportunity to polish this heart. For when you're kalbi Saleem, it's going to benefit you on the Day of Judgment as Allah said, it will benefit you on the

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Day of Judgment and you earn that paradise of Allah subhanho wa taala. Now, the fifth way of how to prepare for the blessed month of Ramadan is to understand

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how to fast correctly

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How can you come to Ramadan and not understand how to fast correctly? The main pillar in Ramadan is to fast. Therefore it only makes sense that you learn how to fast correctly.

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You know, the purpose of fasting.

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What's the purpose of fasting by fasting you avoid food and drink and sexual relations. But the purpose is to nurture a Taqwa within us. That's the purpose of fasting. As Allah azza wa jal says Lala contact the moon so that you may attain a Taqwa fasting is supposed to nurture a duck.

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What is the taqwa space very simple. A Taqwa is for you to keep away from sins, decrease your sins and increase your Hasina taka, Taka is to do what Allah commanded and to keep away from that which Allah prohibited. This is a Taqwa.

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And so this is what fasting is for. That's the purpose of fasting. It increases your offset and it keeps you away from the Haram because the fasting person is more conscious and aware. He doesn't do whatever. He avoids the 100 Now, when you're fasting, and I put you in a room alone, no one is there and there's an apple in front of you. You won't eat it even though an apple is halal in Easter, you won't eat it. Why?

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It's an apple, the Talon why wouldn't you eat it? Because you know Allah is watching Masha Allah. That's the kind of attitude you're supposed to have with everything else during your life.

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He did not eat it because you knew Allah is watching that so now when it comes to haram matters isn't Allah watching as well? They have after Ramadan isn't Allah watching as well? Isn't a Ramadan and fasting develops this stuff, but he nurtures it and you're doing this for 30 days. So you're being nurtured and nourished with this taqwa. What am Rahim Allah He said fasting is two parts. At the NABI sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us fasting is two things. That's what you need to learn to take your first correctly. Two things. Listen, at Nordea Mohamed Allah, He said,

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there is the fasting of the stomach from food and drink, and there is fasting of the limbs from sin and transgression was seller for whom Allah used to say that fasting. The easiest type of fasting is to refrain from food, drink and sexual relation, Heather the easy fasting, and he said the real fasting is to abstain from all forms of sin and transgression. When the result Allahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned this to us. And the reason I said I'm in addition to teaching us that we are to keep away from food, drink and sexual relations. He also said there are three things you're supposed to keep away from. And you know that when you keep away from these three things, and these three

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physical things, you have now fasted correctly. In a hadith and maybe sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, Men Lamia, da cola Zulu. When Amma Libby Well, Jan, Felisa De La Jolla and the other Alpina who mashallah and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says, Who ever doesn't give up alongside food, drink and sexual relations three more other things they are hola zoo full speech, even swearing, and telling lies and backbiting and gossip and all foul language that comes from the mouth at this to food drink and sexual relations at it. That's one thing and the reason SLM says whoever doesn't leave these things, so you need to fast from these things, called a zoo. Zoo is a comprehensive term

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that refers to anything that is falsehood.

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One

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an evil deeds, evil deeds and evil deeds. So that means the fast thing of the eye that studied when you look at something how long that must have, the eyes must fast with you. The hand when it does something haram it should fast with you as well. And your hands and your feet and everything. Give it all up. A Taqwa is supposed to be flowing in your entire body and your veins. Everything is supposed to keep away from an haram that's the second thing. hair that is fasting limbs supposed to fast. Well, then, you also are supposed

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The refrain from gen one Gen. Gen is two things. Number one, generally is ignorance. What is ignorance? Ignorance is when you know something and you do not implement it. And when I know a solid is obligatory and I don't pray that ignorance that you knew the solid and you didn't pray, when I know the fire bones and I put my hand in there, I'm ignorant. He had knowledge, why didn't you act upon your knowledge? Isn't this a problem they ask John. So you need to keep away from Jehovah. And the other meaning to Chahal is the foolish arrogant character and behavior. The bad attitude, the bad character, that's gentle as well. So if someone wants to argue with you during Ramadan, or swear

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at you and insult you, Don't raise your voice. Don't fight with anyone. Notice I seldom said lay us hub. Don't fight with anyone Don't raise your voice at anyone. That's what I asked her rather than me. So I said and told us what to do. Someone is going to insult an angry and raise his voice at you. And so I say to them in near saw him in near saw him two times and walk away. I'm fasting. Yeah, what does it mean in context, it means I'm fasting, and I cannot raise my voice on you, and swear back at you and insulted because that's another type of fasting I'm supposed to do alongside food, drink and sexual relations. Fine, you saw him in your sign and keep your fasting protected,

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purify your fasting, keep it intact and move away. Now if he posts and does this, now he has fasted correctly. Don't forget this meaning this is just as important as leaving food, drink and and sexual relations. Remember, at the end of the day, the purpose of Ramadan is not to starve you and to deprive you from sexual relations. The purpose of Ramadan was to nurture taqwa, which is what will protect this and protect your limbs from and haram and protected from ignorance and bad character. That's what I will do in that's the purpose.

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As for Yanni, speaking in terms of from a football perspective, if a person was to refrain from food, drink and sexual relations, and then yes, he back bit someone, he slandered someone, he did a bad deed with his eyes.

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And he swore at others from a funky perspective is fasting is still correct. And he doesn't have to make up that day. But he lost a lot of reward fasting, if it's not correct, the more you destroy your fasting, the less reward you earn. It's like a solid and the visa Allahu Allah yo send me says that a person finishes his solid, warm equity Bella hula Rashida to swallow her thumb no has to have homeswapper oberlo Half full for the swan there is I sell him says that a person might pray and he will leave he will end this solid having earned a 10th of the reward. There was an opportunity to earn one whole reward a big reward, but some people earn a 10th some a knife

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some an eighth seventh, some sixth some they earn a fifth some they own a quarter huh? Some earn a third or some earn half and someone complete reward Allah Juana. First thing is like this. The more perfect you're fasting, the more reward there is. Allah, you didn't control your tongue. Your limbs weren't controlling. And it's going to reduce reduce reduce, the faster the whole day in your earth at the end of it, maybe a 10th Why would you waste this opportunity upon yourself? When the bee sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said this fact Uber saw me lay Salah home and saw me heal and Jura perhaps that a fasting person doesn't earn anything from his fasting except hunger. What does that

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mean? Yet he doesn't earn any reward. The only thing you heard was that he went a day starved himself I say what call me Lisa home and clear me he'll Assad and perhaps it could be that a person prays the whole night doesn't earn anything, no reward none nothing. Only tiredness

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had the human heart a better frame to sleep for you need to understand alongside your worship your character must develop as well. Character and first and foremost your character with Allah he says something is haram keep away from it and then behave with the people. That's how you keep your fasting pure and intact. Now

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by IP.

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And you know Subhan Allah, people are always just focused on the physical things. Keep away from food, drink sexual relations, hollows anything is good is all right.

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And we know this from the question of the people.

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If I hacker a spray my nose does it break my fast? If accidentally a drop of water do I break my fast? We've accidentally I did this. What about if I swam? See the questions are all about the physical part. No one ever asks. If I was to swear there's a break my fast

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No one seeks that kind of knowledge even the Ides people are ignorant. This is supposed to is the purpose of this of podcasting is nurturing this a Taqwa to protect this to save it here and the limbs and the ignorance as we said, six ways to pray for this month of Ramadan here mentally, psychologically Allah azza wa jal when he referred to Ramadan he said a Yemen model that just a few days is an always remind yourself Ramadan is just a few days. These few days make up the next day I was shocked Ramadan, these few days make up a month. But look at the the attitude when I say a month,

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a month at all of Vi speak. But if I say a yam and MA do that just a few days, it sounds really quick. The the sense of panic and urgency is created within the heart once again, it's just a few days and it's gone. It's like a short sale and it finishes Hurry up before the sale ends that that kind of ID a Yemen might do that. So it's simple, it's easy. We start all of a sudden, 10 days over. All of a sudden we're in the last 10 Nights, all of a sudden allayed Well, whoever did the most that humbling and who didn't get the Lahoma shall follow in the law what was your own it would be a calamity. For Don't be lazy. Push yourself the doors of the Paradise open. Allah is freeing people

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from the fire and a few days and all this is over. spend the nights with the plan with the three layers social with Dwyer with charity during the day, will Orion avoid the Haram and it's only a few days short Maha Sojin that you really appreciate that He has given your life until you witness Ramadan. show gratitude to Allah How are you going to thank Allah? If he was to give your life to Ramadan? How do you intend to thank Allah? Do you have a plan in how you're going to think Allah Subhan Allah is just the usual come back from work and sit on the couch lazy hand in the phone all day, carelessly strolling away from post the post, from reel to reel, something music something,

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something down something a woman so give her a hug, you're going to spend a moment like this.

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Heather, this is the Ramadan of the foolish people, Ramadan of the ignorant Ramadan of those who did not see an acknowledge Allah's blessing upon them. And then my advice, shut down your social media, except that which will benefit you and keep you motivated and inspired, at least for this month, at least for this month. Shut it down altogether. There's nothing on it. Trust me, there's nothing on it one lucky there's nothing. It's just the height that the wall has made that everyone's on it. Otherwise in reality, what benefit has it brought in your life? If anything, it's wasted your time when they if you sit with yourself and hold yourself accountable. If you're humble enough, you'll

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acknowledge that it does only wasted your time. Go and sit with people that have never opened a social media account in their life. See what they do see then what you're missing out on. That's the real life is away from all this, at least at least follow my one key boy except as I said there and if you need it, because there's something beneficial of is an episode and you know that it's planned to be aired in Ramadan, then Hamas going for that and come out because that's only from the goodness that you can do in Ramadan. Other than that, turn away from all these things. The seventh thing in how we prepare for this blessed month of Ramadan, we prepare by thinking good of Allah azza wa jal

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personal bunny belay don't enter this month with a negative thought in Allah, that he won't forgive you. And that this not and and I cannot have any any chance I don't stand a chance before Allah. Allah He entered before I arrived here, I sat with someone

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Jani, where I was overseas. And Yanni I wanted to interview such a person on a certain matter.

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And I said to the middle, what what's your thought of Allah massagin? Allah He their word was to say, I believe ALLAH is going to throw me in hell.

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Why you would you have this idea about Allah. And we had a discussion, a very long discussion. But why is the people that exist that think like this around Allah? Because what do you think is what you get

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into Ramadan? And always in your life, have positive good thought in Allah azza wa jal that he will forgive you that he will free your neck from the fire Bismillah the one who has good fought in Allah, Allah is more generous for him to shock you on the Day of Judgment and give you other than what you fought in him. Allah azza wa jal does not play tricks with the servants and they are thinking good all your life of Allah. And then you think you come on the day of judgment. And Allah azza wa jal will play a trick with you and through you and your janma by the law for the one who thinks like this around

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Allah, think good Allah positive Allah and do the work. Because the only one that is stinking good of Allah is the one who's putting effort. You do put your effort or Tober in Allah who is still found anything good of Allah. Don't confuse good faith in Allah and you're doing nothing worried for yourself, worry for yourself, be careful. If you're going to do nothing and just rely on good food, worry about yourself. I mean you put effort with drought a bad after that comes the good this is where good food is supposed to be. That's the correct positioning of good thought. After effort that comes from you know, thinking good of Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah Sojin is able to Why do you

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think negative of Allah? When you think negative of Allah, as though you're saying Allah is unable to forgive me? Sure.

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This is a huge statement.

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you ascribe inability to Allah azza wa jal had that could be on the border lines of COVID

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Allah azza wa jal corded, look at the magician's of Crown practicing magic who should call their life when they saw the truth in front of them. They fell into suit one sister, wiped away an entire history of shift and see yet

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what kind of forgiveness will Allah azza wa jal give a person who worshiped him for 30 days and hoping for His mercy and forgiveness on one such that

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everything was forgiven 30 days, Danny This is a big deal for don't allow the Shavon to convince you otherwise now, and then we

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will finish we'll wrap up after the otherness Sharma Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah he was early he was so happy as Marian my brothers and sisters in Islam. And the final matter in how a person prepares for this month is to increase his knowledge about Ramadan. Learn about the son of a soul. Well if Barr what is supposed to be said what is supposed to be done and understand as well what to eat. When you break your fast and the vessel Allahu alayhi wa sallam. When he used to break his fast he used to break his fast Allah OPEB which is the moist wet dates are group up

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in nausea their hair, if it was available in his house,

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see this word in nausea their hair if it was available, what does it teach you? And teaches me something

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because the next part of the Hadith says for Illa MUJI there for Allah Murat for Illa Majid father has already been met. If he did not find robe, then he would look for Tamil which is the dry date. And if he does not find that he would sip a few sips of water. What I learned from this is that, contrary to what people to do today, when Ramadan is coming, yellow, the boxes of dates are being purchased and stacked in the house. Yanni as though you guaranteed you for yourself a date every day. But when the vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam for Illa Myojin if he did not find the dates in his house, meaning he didn't stack dates before Ramadan in his house,

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let the matter run smoother normal. What do you have in your house of dates now we have eat it right then when it finishes going by more than Jani like this, Emily's kind of preparation that people have before purchase this and in bulk and because I had to do if you're no one's gonna say It's haram, it's not a matter of how long it had. But it's alright if you did not find a date in your house to eat. It's alright. This happened to the best of this nation. This happened to the teacher who taught us right faith is no Bismillah water don't beat yourself with both buying and moving from place to place I don't know find teacher. He went down to the shop no ditch from there for another

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100 hours and hours go by and he's driving his car looking for the buy it also learn a son of a telawi and praying with the Imam and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that praying $1 Every night of Ramadan is a reason for why all the sins are forgiven. When the reasonable Allahu alayhi wa sallam also teaches us another reward for putting $1 in a hadith he says yeah Arrojo min Cobra, from the tribe of Cobra, amen came to the diesel Allahu alayhi wa sallam and sit him in Shahid to Allah Allah Allah Allah Naka rasool Allah, he's asking me saying Allahu Allah, if I was to testify, that there is no Lord worthy of worship except Allah and that You are the messenger of

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Allah. or so later Salah tell hums and I prayed the five daily prayers or soon to Rama Barna will come to who and I fasted Ramadan and I pray it's nights where I need to Zakat and I gave a socket. So in the visa Allahu alayhi wa sallam said Mata Allah hair they're carrying them in a suit the Pino shahada whoever dies upon this

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test to find that there is no Lord worthy of worship but Allah and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the Messenger of Allah, praying five daily prayers, fasting Ramadan, praying its nights giving the cat if he dies while having done this during his life he dies earning the rank of A Cydia clean which is straight after the profits, the rank of A sub the penis straight after an MBA and he earns the rank of A Shuhada Subhan Allah has seen the the unique thing in this hadith that wasn't obligatory, everything else was obligatory it was praying, it's nice. Whenever you saw Allahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever prays with the Imam until the Imam leaves as though he has prayed an entire

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night. Will you pray with the Imam one hour? What is it? Half an hour 40 minutes and then you spend the rest of the night sleeping. But you earn the reward as though you prayed that whole time even the time you're sleeping

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and what is meant by until the Imam leaves you only until he makes this theme from salata Luthor. When he says a Sarah Miko have lost a llama girl from salata, Luthor,

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then you have be prayed until the Imam leaves will Imam Ahmed Rahim Allah, he used to pray with the Imam and he would not leave until the Imam leaves he used to leave with the Imam. So that's the first thing. If you're able to pray and sit and leave with the Imam, that's the ideal option. But if the Imam has a habit of sitting and sits for a long time after a solid, then it's fine to leave no problems. And if a masjid has two Imams, let's say two Imams. So how do you do fulfill the sooner you wait until both of them finish. And if you want to pray extra at night, it is fine that you get up in the last truck of Luther and make it odd. You make it even. So if the last strike is with the

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one you make it even that's two and then you're allowed to pray after that. Whatever you want during the night but you do not repeat the word again. But the ideal situation is to pray with the Imam and pre routed with him and finish alerted with him. And if you want to pray after that, you're allowed to pray no problems. And you don't have to repeat and whatever because you've already prayed it. Now, Allah who are them for you learn the sooner or learn the charity is something recommended in Ramadan. When the result Allahu alayhi wa sallam used to be the most generous of people, especially in Ramadan. He was the most generous with good

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not just money, and he can assure the nurse Bill higher and advice with people teach someone something Savarkar clothes someone feed someone pay the debt of someone do something good, Heather, what it means to be generous in Ramadan. And he used to be most generous in Ramadan. You know why? And like will Hadith says he nailed for who He breathed for you there is when

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he used to be most generous, especially when Gibreel used to come recite the Quran to him why? I'll tell you why. Then when a person reads the Quran,

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his heart is drawing nearer and nearer to Allah and the afterlife. So therefore, it's withdrawing from this worldly life. So he gives the UN is detaching from the world the life see the effect or the true effect of the Quran in your life. As you draw nearer to the hereafter, you're being detached from the afterlife. What is it what you're being detached from this life? What's the sign you're detaching from this life and it's luxuries, the extra giving the extra generosity and his generosity was described as, as you will hear him in a real morcilla it he was more generous than the Strong, Violent wind. What does that mean? You know, a strong violent wind. It does not leave

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anything in its path except it touches a wind when it blows in a city. It affects the trees, it touches the leaves, the houses, the windows of houses, the doors, the streets, the cars, the people, everything in its path it touches for this is what is meant by injury sallallahu alayhi wasallam being more generous than an uncontrollable wind, meaning his generosity would get everyone it would reach everyone the poor and the rich and wasabi with the one that's struggling will leave the masjid or outside will woman with children. Everyone would say take something of the generosity and the goodness of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam for remember the charity and Ramadan has a huge

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deal. And it should be a big thing in the life of a Muslim during Ramadan during generosity needs to increase feed those who don't have anything to eat. And mashallah there's a lot of campaigns, a lot of charity organizations that organize this on your behalf. All that is required from you is to take this money and to pay it and behind your money is your effort and your sweat and your work for when you're donating. It's not just money. You do need

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He did hours and hours of work. You don't need it from your life from your time for Allah subhanho wa Taala to see, you feel this, internalize it so that you understand the reward will be great. This is not something that will go easy in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala you give the and make sure you feed the family throughout Ramadan, make sure at least for every single day of Ramadan, at least you're feeding a family or you're feeding someone that is poor, right? This is extra generosity and on Ahmad ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the ability that we worship Him subhanho wa Taala during our lives and more so in Ramadan, we ask him subhanho wa Taala to extend

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our lives until we meet this this Ramadan and many Ramadan after this. We asked him subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins to forgive our shortcomings in Julio veliko Calder Allah Who SallAllahu wasallam Opelika ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Ultramarine