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The Salaf in Ramadan
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La Romana Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Amma bad Saira Malik Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.
Charlotte Allah this evening will be the final evening of the Ramadan conference. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept it from you all from us.
And we'll be having the first lecture
with our chef.
None other than SHA Musa Have you very well known to the community, in the United Kingdom, and in America as well? May Allah bless him. I mean,
that one lucky. This first lecture is titled Ramadan and the Sabbath. Like was announced earlier after that would have sorted Asia and then we'll be having a Ramadan Q and A.
We have the QR codes around the masjid on that side, that wall over there, the middle wall there, and the wall over there. So if you have a question pertaining only to Ramadan, insha Allah to Allah, you can scan the QR code and you have the questions answered after Salah to Leisha and with that, asked, ask the chef to commence the session Monica Lovick.
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concerning today's topic, Ramadan and the set of
I think this is an important topic because as we're always encouraging the community and enlightened in the community, is the importance of following the righteous predecessors in our religion and everything that we do.
May Allah Tada be pleased with all of them and may establish us on the way with understanding in moderation.
The way that the self of this ummah, practiced al Islam and understood al Islam. It is the template and is the blueprint for success for us. The tremendous Imam Imam Malik, who was from the Redeemer of the self and one of the Imams of the four mishaps, he said in one of his many famous statements showing his hikma,
his nether and the way he looked at things, he said that the last of this ummah will not be rectified. The last people will come from Al Islam, the last people we are the last people this ummah right now.
And maybe after us it'd be another generation maybe another generation or maybe it starts with us Allah Harlem.
But he said that the last of this ummah, they will not be rectified, except by that and with that.
That was with the first of this ummah, those companions of Buchan or Mrs. Man and Eileen rod, the Allah and whom, as you my end. So it's absolutely Whadjuk upon every Muslim, it is an obligation for you not to believe that it is an opportunity that you afford it to be liberal and to have your own understanding of this religion. This is not something that's permissible. Sometimes the Revert comes into the religion, he or she they have their own personal way of thinking. And they think that they are afforded the room to just be liberal and just understand things and do things the way they want to do things. Anybody who's that's your reality, then you have a level of Kibber arrogance and you
go astray like that.
But we have to be connected. We have to be tethered, you know, like, the horse has rings and the
writer steers the horse like the steering wheel just can't go how you want to go, none of us, we have to stay connected to what those companions were upon what they understood. So the Aqeedah for them is our kita. It's as simple as that. It is as simple as that.
I will, an apologetically tell people that the army the hatom, the Molad of the Nibi, some Allah who it was sending them last month was shot ban, people celebrated Israeli Mirage, Roger people did what is known as a lot of
all of these things that we introduced, even many of the Muslims who call themselves on the Sunnah, and Salafi, and all of that. We have a lot of innovated issues that have been put into the religion.
We have to always look and say, What were those companions doing as it relates to this thing, if they were not doing that thing, then it's not the religion for us. So when it comes to this thing about an aesthetic sign, well, it feels good, it smells good. It makes sense. The prophets birthday sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it makes a lot of sense for us to celebrate his birthday because he is better than any other human being. So we want to just acknowledge we're not trying to disobey Allah, we just want to show our happiness and our love for Him. And the person is sincere in what he's doing. He's not trying to make fitna not at all. But we say May Allah bless you in your knee yet,
but the knee and is not enough, your intentions are not enough. In order for the action to be accepted, you have to have the correct intention. And also it has to be in accordance with what the Prophet brought sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
For those of you who have been to Umrah, those of you who are going to go to umbra, we go to Omar Al Hamdulillah. And it is one of the best Dawa trips for me
when I go to umbra, because the at least the way people think is like they are ready to hear what you have to say, because of the environment. The Umrah, the Ebeid of umbra. And when we get there, you see the same reoccurring thing with the community members who are performing umbra, and that is many people want to perform multiple cameras. So we arrive in Medina, we spend a few days day a week and then we go to Mecca, we perform number then we come out of our Iran, I always get the question, Can I do another camera for my mother, and then another one for my father, and then another one for this one and another one for that one. And they want to do that because they want to repay their
parents. They want to repay their parents better. Why the dean? And they have a true net. We always say to him, Look, I'm not going to stop you from doing that because some scholars said you can do that. But my question to you is that I boubakeur, Irma man, I Lee and the rest of those companions do that. The answer is no. The only one that the Prophet allowed that to be done for was Aisha Radi Allahu Ana was something Lola who it was setting him. And he did that to show his love for her in her position. A period a chroma Kamala, it came, a period came and she stopped doing to off and prayers and things like that. So the Prophet was show her her position to him, showed her community
this lady's position to him. He told her brother, man, take your sister out to attend Marine, and then let her come back in and perform the rest of the monastic. He allowed that for one person? He did. So now my question is, when you want to do another one and another one and another one, it's going to make you tired. When you're in Mecca, you're already tired, but it's gonna make you more tired. You have to spend more money, not that that's the biggest issue. But a lot of times the fatigue the energy that it takes, it makes a person slip as it relates to the rest of his visit. He goes asleep he's not praying in the masjid. So my point here is whatever is on the table, yeah.
whiny Abdullah I'm gonna Tila what we understand has to be a reflection of what those companions were upon for and I'm a newbie Miss Lee my meant to be for the dog. That's what Allah mentioned in the Quran.
If the people believe the way you and your companions believe in those other people will be a right they will be in the people in 2023 1444 44 years is after the Hijra. If they're doing what you're doing that guy to the right. If they're not doing what you're doing, they are not guiding a right. No matter what it is. Here in the city of Birmingham. You look at the different massage
You and your backgrounds of how you were raised up in the religion, a lot of the stuff that we do what we believe all of this stuff, a lot of it has no basis whatsoever. And it's very difficult to peel people away from what they grew up on. That's why it's important. When the child is young, that's when he should learn the Quran. When the child has learned gang, that's when he should learn his religion. Because as he grows up, it'd be more difficult inshallah to peel him from what he grew up on.
So from the important issues of what the companions were upon me, and I'd be pleased with all of them, is they showed us the actual way of doing the Baghdad of Ellis let the Prophet guide in front of them and he praise Allah, Allah who it was sent them on the member, and everybody saw him. Then he finished praying, he told those people pray the way you just saw me praying. So those companions narrated to us how he prayed with roughly a Dane all the way to the beginning, from the beginning to the end. So I grew up in a house where I don't raise my hands up at all, because of where I'm born. I grew up in a house where I don't do rough early again, I'm not here to put you down. I'm just here
to tell you, he prayed in front of those companions, may Allah be pleased with them, and they narrated it to us. They narrated it to us. So we in front of one or two decisions, two choices, do we suspend our intellect and say, No, I'm not going to take what came to us authentically from the companions. We take that position. And I'm going to follow what the mother had said or what my Imam said or what my chef said, or my Imam said, or the masjid or my wife or my husband, or I'm going to do what Allah commanded me to do. Let that kind of look comfy. Rasool Allah He, us what tune Hasina
and the Messenger of Allah was the perfect example.
They were performing Hajj, and all of the people came out to perform the hajj rockin from the Academy slam. The fifth pillar, big issue, man, it's a big issue.
What is your marriage built upon?
The the article of your marriage What is it built upon? This building? What is it built upon? What is the foundation of this building? Well, the foundation of the slam those five arcane, and from them and hudge everybody came out to perform Hajj with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam and he told those people who are in the monastic ACOEM take from me the rites of Hajj. So those companions just kept looking at him. From the time he left Medina, all the way to the time he came back and they narrated for us every single thing that he did everything. Christians can say that the Jews can't say that no one can say that except the people on this religion.
So Ramadan is no different Ramadan is no different. We have what is recorded to us how the setup of this only used to be in regards to this blessed month of Ramadan which again is a pillar from the pillars of Allah SNAM. So we'll begin by first saying
as you all know we have two reads in LA slam that read the celebration. There is an ad ha after Hajj and then there is after Ramadan riddle fitter they read is called the read because it comes from the word either you're rude or read and it keeps coming back. It goes in it comes back it goes and it comes back. It goes we celebrate it every year. So you're sitting there and you've had 2530 35 reads in your life. It keeps coming and going as long as you will Muslim. May Allah keep us on this religion causes us to die on this religion and to protect us and our kids on this religion. Well, the two eBUY does before the eight are bigger than they are more important than the eight.
The eight other Haji is more important than the aid of an ad hoc while the people are here celebrating that eight of us have haitch people over in Saudi Arabia over in, in in Mecca over they're still doing the outcome of a lead and we are proud and we are having a good time over here. But they're still going to Moose daddy fanatic fan Minar and throwing the jab Marathi because it's bigger than them.
And also Ramadan. Ramadan is bigger than the eighth is bigger, so that he is COVID Eight because it keeps coming back. And it's since it's a joy, it's a celebration. Well if Ramadan is bigger than the eighth and eighth is the is connected Ramadan is the preload that comes first. Then
And we have to look at Ramadan as being similar to a guest that comes back year in and year out. Obviously there's going to be a time when it won't come back to us.
A few days ago when I became a Muslim in 1986, there was a brother I gotta give him a shout out right now and the people who hear my voice know exactly what I'm talking about. His name is yourself. So Pon Rahima Hula, hula Tiana, when I was a young Muslim brand spanking new, I met that brother he was in a nation of Islam. Then he became a real Muslim always gave me love and respect and he helped me to grow and to develop. I needed his encouragement and his mentorship. Few days ago, he died I got the message yourself yourself. So time die, like my auntie died. I didn't know when I was in America last time three months ago, I didn't know what I was going to be my last time
seeing you also saw Tom Rahimullah Allah will time I didn't know he won't be getting this Ramadan. And you know people who have passed on passed away, they are not going to get Ramadan. But nonetheless, the point here is Ramadan is a guest that keeps coming back. It keeps coming back. It keeps coming back and it keeps going. And we have to try to get the most out of it. And the best way to do that is to know what the companions and the students of the companions and their students will upon. Radi Allahu Anhu as mine
Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about this blessing guests Ramadan, so bless it gets he told the people at Ramadan Aleikum Sharon Mubarak, the blessing month Ramadan has come to you people, and it is Mubarak it is a blessing. And the baraka in Arabic language means you get more out of it. Like if this food enough for to the baraka is is a third person or fourth person comes, that food is enough. You may not eat your fill while you're walking around burping and you'll fall, but in reality, you ate enough that it's enough for you him him and him. That's Baraka
that you get more out of something than you would normally get. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he had Baraka in his time.
He had Baraka in his wealth. Some of the people we have a lot of money or we have a lot of intelligence, but it doesn't help. There's no Baraka in that thing, as a matter of fact, is less. Why he told the people as it relates to sadaqa, that money never is decreased as a result of sadaqa. Allah puts the burqa because you did what he told you to do.
So he told the people that in this particular month, Farah Allah who are late confy CRMO is worship for you to fast this month is a rockin from the cannabis slam is not a joke.
He said in this month to FDA, whoever was saying that the doors of the heavens are open for you to make dua for the bureaucrat to come down for the Rama to come down for the He died to come down.
He said what toggleable Gee heme and the doors of their Hellfire or closed shut. Every body sitting in front of me has fitness and drama without any exception. And yours truly
is not a single person here except that a che THON is playing with him and his life and everybody who's connected to him.
And in this month, the doors of the Hellfire are close. Not only that, not only that, but he said what
Murata to shayateen and the worst of the shayateen aren't tied up, because the angels are different levels. The human beings are different levels, the believers are different levels, the kuffaar are different levels.
the actions of frown are not like any anyone else like everybody different levels.
The Shayateen on different levels,
have those Shayateen are the biggest fitna makers, they're the ones who tied up but other than that the other champagne running around. There are shayateen and all of us who are going and inside of us the same way that our blood circulates
he said about the month Sallalahu and he was sending him a fee he later tune who were here. Hi Roman elf. Sharon in this month is a night that's better than 1000 months does the baraka have this guest that's coming. Baraka Baraka, he said, Ramadan
In Ramadan, we'll configure up to only Muy Bien, au 120. But we'll come back here when you fast one Ramadan. And then the next Ramadan that comes all of the sins and all of the mistakes that you made in between the tour and the whole year's time. When you fasten next one, it'll wipe away and clear up the ones that went before. That is a golden opportunity.
And for me personally, Ramadan is special because I accepted Islam in this month. So in reality, this is the month that I was born, I don't look at March 10, as the day that was born. And that's why when my family right Happy birthday, I don't pay attention to it. Because my real boring day is when I accepted this religion and the blessing month of Ramadan. They says a blessed month. But the people look at the month in three ways three categories of people, you have to ask, what's your category?
People look at this guest in three ways. The first person is the one who is wretched. He's miskeen. He's in trouble. May Allah protect us from being this way. And that is the one who looks at Ramadan as a guest that is heavy on him. I don't know if you ever had the experience or the occasion of meeting someone and you were the guest. And you see how they didn't take care of you. They didn't treat you right. They didn't have come. They may be inside eating breakfast, eggs, Turkey rations, this and that. And then you can smell it. And then he comes to you and He gives you cereal.
Like it was so with that. I'm not saying it's haram what you're doing but you have eggs, man.
So he looks at you as a guest who was heavy. He doesn't want your kids. Oh boy, it Come my sister and her kids, my brother in law and his wild kids. And they don't want you there at all. And you can see it in their behavior. Some people look at Ramadan like that as a heavy guests, because now they have food in their drink their desires, all of that stuff is being compromised. So that's how he looks at it as being a mountain and it's the keel and he doesn't like it. The closer each day comes when he heard a month ago, two months ago they said four weeks Ramadan in sha Allah He was like
four weeks man
we don't want to be like that.
The second person when he
is individuals not like that. The first person is wretched. Well Allah He He looks at the Baghdad of Islam as if it is tough is heavy for him. He doesn't do it with good cheer. Like some of them will not 15 during the time of the prophets of Allah who it was sending them one of the heaviest badges in Atlas nine is jihad feasability not
Al Jihad that we don't apologize for that about it. But it's to be practice in his right place time. The IDI be I can we are not afraid to say that and we're not going to run away from what our religion says but we say there's a group of people who do that there are scholars connected to it. It's not folding confusion.
So the first person looks at these three by debt like like Jihad and things that like how much if you ever perform Hajj Rasul Allah say Haji is the jihad of the woman.
It is tough. So a person who makes hide your own Ronnie's tie it is tough, but the one looks at it the right way says stuff I'm gonna get a reward. The first group known
and there are a number of is describing those Manasa keen they got to go out and travel very far. Eliza Jill mentor for them could be by lady who key tile is for these two men whom you're shown a nice win. Right fighting was prescribed upon them. They looked at the people and they were afraid of the people they were going to fight they were afraid like these people can kill them. They were afraid of the people. They were afraid that they had to fight the law Muslims. Abu Bakr wasn't afraid or LA or smiley, those Chabad and those youngsters of the Muslims were not afraid to go and fight the enemies of Al Islam. Why? Because jihad is anybody from the Baghdad Come on. Let's go do
it. Just like prayer and whatever.
Allah when I have to mention, you have shown the nice cushy tinda a shirt the Sheraton wakad Or a Bella Lima Nalina el Kitaen
For those people, they said, Oh our Lord, why do you make fighting whack job upon us? We don't want to do it. Why is it why Egypt? Why is Ramadan Whadjuk? Allah didn't mean Ramadan, Raj, why jump upon us. So that to make things tough on us?
Nah, that's why you have to change your thinking. And he shot like me by who came to this Masjid with that mentality, because I think a lot of people have that it's the time we're living in. We eat a lot we overeat, there's a lot of laziness, a lot of stuff. A lot of people have that, although you may not be 100% That person, but that same can be in a lot of us. We want to leave this place, looking at it in a different way. A different way. But I got it, yes, it requires effort. But Allahu Taala didn't legislate it to play around to waste time. The second group, the second group, are those people look at Ramadan, and they have a man. They're like the other Hadith. Men can have human
Billahi when Yeoman acid fell by for anyone who believes in Allah and you believe in the last day, then be kind to your guests. Be kind to your guests. Your guest comes don't steal anything from him, your relative Auntie uncle, and a moment when they're not paying attention, you youngsters don't take anything from the guests that doesn't belong to you do everything possible to make them happy. That's the second group of people that he believes in Allah and the Last Day. So he accepts Ramadan. He's ready for Ramadan. But it's going to be a Ramadan that was similar to last year is going to be a Ramadan where he's not really paying attention to it. He's not in the mindset. His Ramadan is not
the Ramadan of the set of read the Allah I know. A fast it. But even faster Ramadan of the Senate, he prayed, but he didn't pray the way the Prophet prayed. She's wearing hijab, but that's not the job of the Quran and the Sunnah. He's giving Dawa. But that's not the Dawa, that Allah legislated and on and on and on. We have to make jihad try to do things the right way to the best of our ability, tried to do things the right way. You know, these Trashman come around in the morning time here. So you give your son the responsibility a boy, it's your job to take the garbage out of the kitchen, take the garbage out of the toilet and put the garbage out, then put the bins out and put
them out in a way where do people come and get in, they put it back easily. And it's your job to bring the bins back in and to put them back in a good way. Don't bring the bin and leave it right in the walkway right up to the door of the house. That's all you asking your son to do. He could barely do it. But as his father as his father, I'm on top of him about that garbage and the business model on top of them. We're on top of our children about don't do it anyway. Wash the dishes correctly. And as our heart Allah capable assign out a cliche, Allah row perfection and everything, try to do it your best. But if we're going to hold them to that standard, and we should,
what about our Ramadan?
Ramadan? What about our hijab? What about our salah? What about whatever it is. So the second group, they are good, they are good. But the challenge with the second group is we have to be better man. We have to be better, all of us. Then you have the third group. The third group is that person Listen to me. He's that person who's waiting for that guest to come. He's that individual. He can't wait until that guest is going to come. He's excited. There in his house. There's excitement you can feel it. You can smell it, you can cut it with a knife. Many of us don't know someone we love like that. Some of us do. Someone who you really really love is coming. It could be your homie could be
your brother it could be a mother whatever. But you can't wait because you haven't seen him in a long time. So I'll give you an example to help you to get an idea
for you brothers especially
so in a month of Shaban few more days with the Ramadan Inshallah, one of you one of you is going to get married be isn't a lot you're gonna get married. And you've been talking to the girl and you got married to the girl long distance with her family, her father and the family because she's in another country. Her father took her to Umrah and he's gonna bring her to you here in Birmingham right before Ramadan.
Those of you who want to get married and I marry you will be coming up say everything all right. Everything all right? Is the airplane everything you
No, you don't have any. And you'll just keep calling because you can't wait. And then when you go to that airport, your father has to tell you Don't touch her in front of these people. No hugging, none of that. Just greet her because you're so excited that your new wife is coming. That's how the third group looks at Ramadan, the Senate for this Uma. They looked at Ramadan, like they didn't look at it as it was heavy in a problem, nor did they look at it. It's just a ruling from the article of Islam. They looked at it as being a guest. That was bless it. And those three groups have been described in an iron of the Quran. Allah azza wa jal mentioned. Rational keytab laziness the famous men ribeye
dinner. For men home volume only nwsc Men home Mahkota acid were men home Sadie, rod b is in a lie that it will follow KB year. Allah said that we bless those people who we've divinely chose them to become Muslims. They're all Muslims. And they are three groups. The first group is the one who was violently Nevsky he, he's oppressive. He doesn't pray he doesn't size doesn't do that. She doesn't wear hijab, he the practicing is nominal like that volume enough. See, he doesn't know when Ramadan is around the corners. He doesn't care. It doesn't go to Juma. He doesn't know anything about the religion, volunteer ministry. He doesn't care where the money come Hello, haram. What do you say
what are you? No problem? If you make some mistake, no. Tober just unliving.
Allah said the second group is the mocked acid, the one in the middle. He's in the middle. He has a lot of good. He makes some mistakes. But when you make mistakes, he makes Toba he believes in Allah Allah Allah stain he believes that Ramadan is a blessing guests. And then the third group is what the companions were upon the Allah be pleased with them. He called them Sadie cool Bill Herat. They are the ones who are uppermost furthermost, the ones who are way out there. And that's why today's talk is the righteous predecessors and Ramadan because they have the sabya called Cyber overload, minimal hygiene.
They are the best of our ummah. And if you don't get anything else from this talk today, you get that point. Allah has not accepted from anybody here and Islam. That is not similar to what those companions were upon. You're coming and you're deficient. Allah may forgive you. I'm not saying Allah won't forgive you. But what you bring to the table you're mu PM, you stand in front of Allah Yo, mukaiyama barefooted, naked uncircumcised. Got to answer those questions. If what you believed in what we did was not similar to that it's gonna be rejected. What Allah forgive you or not, that's up to Allah. That's up to Allah.
So as it relates to the third group, this is what we want to deal with here today in sha Allah, Allah really 20 Allah can be said, but we'll just start off with this point. The companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, along with those people who learn from them from what they used to do was they didn't wait until Ramadan came and then they started practicing Ramadan. Because if you look at the prophets of Allah, Who are you sending his sunnah? And I'm Alia, almost all of the Baghdad that he did almost everything that he did. There's something that you do before that thing before you go into it. And there's something you do after as well.
So before you pray, you're going to make the Sunnah prayers. Before you give your zakat throughout the year you're going to be given sadaqa before you make Hyde, you're going to do Umrah and so forth and so on. Ramadan is like that. Those companions in the Thai beyond they used to make dua, dua to Allah Huhtala, six months, six months, six months before Ramadan, asking ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala to bring Ramadan to them.
Did anybody do that here once
in the previous six months. And that's why why I'm telling you, and I'm telling myself and my family, the Companions, we owe a great debt of gratitude to them because they want another level of commitment and application and understanding. Whereas today, it's easy. over a cup of tea or whatever, we could just start debating and say whatever we want to say, and have absolutely no problem with talking about things that are bigger than us, that those companions themselves if you came to one of them, they will say, Allah who I them that him answer it alone. Let him answer it. And one of us will jump in the arena and we'll answer it
and it is a big question. It's a big issue. Those companions want another level. And that's why we say rob the alo I know edge my aim. May Allah be pleased with them and put us on their path and on their way. So in regards to the issue of Ramadan, that's one What else did they do? One of the great scholars from the Thai been his name is Yahya ibn Abi Cassia. If you go back you look up at his name. He does something see Raja Tabby mean, the majority of the people we learned from were from the tabby, but he met some of the companions, but it's from the smaller, younger Tabby one who took mostly from the tabby who are older than him.
Yeah, even Abby, kefir died in the year 129. He used to make the DUA Allahumma Salam li Ramadan was salam Ramadan, Li what to Salam o who many muta Kabbalah, says dua, not only him, but many of the people were around during this time. It's important that you understand this, that what I just said, comes as a dua that people memorize thinking it's a hadith of the prophets of Allah, why do we send them Prophet Muhammad never said that, but a number of the setups used to make that dua what's the DUA Oh ALLAH Bri Ramadan to me in a good way and bring me to Ramadan as well. Bring me to Ramadan because Ramadan may come but I'm not with the program. I'm not ready for whatever reason. I'm
dealing with mental issues. I'm dealing with marital issues. I'm not very happy. I'm going to employ I'm not trying to fast I'm distracted.
So here's dua ver dua Allah bring Ramadan to me in a good way and bring Rama bring me to Ramadan in a good way and cause Ramadan to leave me and you have accepted from me my deeds and Ramadan. Again, I want to repeat a Cleany the Sedef used to make dua to Allah azza wa jal six months to six months before Ramadan, bring Ramadan bring Ramadan, after Ramadan was over the next six months they make dua to Allah, except what I did in Ramadan except what I did.
And they used to make this dua not 1234. A number of them have been recorded to have said that start singing that started singing that in English, making the DUA the Imam read just now sort of forgotten about their eBUY the Rockman and from that Allah mentioned from what the Imam said called my yard become Rob be Lola dua accom. If it wasn't for the fact that you make dua, my Lord won't pay any attention to you.
Allah's Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
May Allah, Allah yet, Lolly anyone who doesn't make dua to Allah, Allah is angry with him, and he's making sort of refactor later Dooby Balint, the Mughal doobie I named him either you're holding the eye, but any one of us Allah could be angry with us, for one reason or another. One of the reasons you could be angry because you don't make dua. Let's rewind it a little bit. I just told you a few minutes ago that everybody he has drama and problems, everybody without exception.
The little ones don't really have that. You know, sometimes you look at them and say, Man, I wish I could have been smart when I was little. I enjoyed it more. Because as you get older problems, that's the way the dunya is, I started with the problems that we have our n is our do, comparable to the problems that we have.
Is it comparable?
So now the point here is an encouragement for all of you to do what to do more. before Ramadan came. The Prophet himself used to class Allah, Allah when he was selling the Shaban used to fast one shot band and then the other month, as you heard, I'm sure during the month of Shabbat, so those sisters those sisters who old days, those brothers who hold days, these are the days that get that stuff out. Get your slate clean, before Ramadan comes before it comes. Before I move on, I don't want to miss this point. Some people may not know the Prophet mentioned sallallahu alayhi wa salam, is it tougher? Is it tougher Shaban for that to Sumo? If the 15th of chabang comes then stop fasting. So a
person who does not old days, a person whose facet is that wadge have upon them after the 15th of chabang You shouldn't fast anymore
You're trying to get close to Allah.
You motivated yourself kamistan No, you can't fast now they pass you by, but do those other things. So that's the first thing we want to mention.
And we won't mention anything new. We won't mention anything new just gonna mention what is a reminder a vicarage everyone. Number 220 And this is really important I'm sure you must have heard it. If you didn't hear this yet. Then the speakers before me were more considerate on and and it was a problem and that is from what they said if you said doing the blessing month of Ramadan is they used to read the Quran more.
And I'm sure everybody heard that. They used to read the Quran because the Ramadan of the Sunnah. The Ramadan of the Sunnah is a Ramadan in which you're reading the Quran more.
So when Jabril came and pray with the prophets of Allah while he was setting them or read with him and rehearsed with him the Quran every single year he will go over what was revealed to the prophet at that time. Next year more was revealed he will come over he will come and keep going. Then the next year more was revealed he would come and he kept going over it every single year. This I had goals here that I had goals there read this read that and then the last year he went over that Quran two times. Why two times the make sure that he had it sallallahu alayhi wa sallam two times. So he read the Quran more, but it's just not reading the Quran. Abdullah minimis oh the the setting with
the Nibi Rasul Allah told up to loving him as old was from the name of the companions. It Quran, Quran Abdullah, he must have read the Quran to me. He said God also Allah, you want me to read it to you and it was revealed on you. It was revealed to you you want me to read on the student, you as an MP in this land that you love Allah. He said I love to hear the Quran being read from other than me.
He started reading the Quran from Surah Nisa. Then he came to the if a K for either
for K faith, I met him bisha He them because they Shahida he said he read that if he said he said enough, I looked at OB and he was crying as a result of listening to the Quran. So in the month of Ramadan, listen, they said from the Senate, is what the Prophet gave us of Allah, what He was saying is for you to read more, and also to listen more, to hear the Quran more.
To have the Quran playing in your house, to sit down with your family and to read. Do you have to read the whole Quran? I'm not saying that. But I want to make this point I want to make this point.
You know, with the passing of every single year and yomo Qiyamah, getting closer and closer and closer, the Quran is going to slip away as the Prophet says of Allah why then suddenly in one night, the Quran will be taken away from this ummah, people won't know a single ayat from that Quran. So we have the people now a masjid hamdulillah The question is, in the month of Ramadan last year, how many people have the knee yet to read the whole Quran a juice every day.
But we never accomplish it.
Nine times out of 10 You don't accomplish it, we don't accomplish it. What's the wisdom behind that? What's the secret? The Quran is heavy. Quran is not that kind of book, you could just come to it like that. And just easily read it like that. If you've been divorced from it for 11 months straight.
It's not easy just to come like that. If Allah makes it easy for you and gives you toe feet some people can do it. When I was a new Muslim I remember I read the Quran in English in a month.
That was a new brand new spankin Muslim reading it in English. It's not like reading Arabic. I was pumped up all of that stuff.
The hadith says in the Quran, the Armenian Shira, when equally Shira Fatra for men cannot fit or two with a Sunette in a Florida woman cannot fit through for two.
Gotta remember this. For every action, there was a time of being excited, ready to go. Like at the beginning of Ramadan, you pumped up, you ready to go. And every action there's a time when you become lethargic and tired and you're not so pumped up. You lose interest. It's just natural, your job everything your marriage, everything is like that. You get a brand spankin new car. When you get in that car, you keep the tank halfway full for about three months, four months. You wash it every Saturday every Saturday. You vacuum you clean it after two years you comment it's not like the same way you're
Friendship with people everything is like that. That's the Sunnah of Allah and His cult. So at the beginning of Ramadan, you may be able to do it, but it's the rabbit that didn't win the race. It was the turtle. You have to know how to pace yourself in. So no PR Laker Colin Sakina we're gonna give you a heavy statement. And if you don't read this book throughout the course of the year, nine tails, nine times out of 10 You're not doing anything Ramadan. I'm not discouraging you. I'm not saying it's impossible, I'm just saying is very difficult. And here we are, as witnesses to that reality. We've experimented got to be connected to the book of Allah, as it relates to the Quran
very quickly acquainted. One of the great people from the set of his name is Mujahid tremendous. In the month of Ramadan, he used to take the most half and he memorized the Quran and the month of Ramadan, he would take the must have Rahmatullah Alayhi
and he just turned to the book of Allah, he would take the Quran and he would kiss the Quran and say,
The Book of my lord with love and affection
keytab or a be the book of Mullah, he didn't do this.
He didn't do that. He didn't do that. Anytime I get the book, so what are you doing? Yeah.
He kissed it with love and affection.
The book of Allah.
The book that Allah's Russell said about his Allahu alayhi wa sallam in the Quran,
habla el mundo Minister sama in Erode for stumps he could be this is the rope of Allah. Yeah. Are you living in
the ISA. It does seem to be heavily Lehi, Jimmy I'm willing to hold on to the rope of Allah all together and don't be divided Rasul Allah said the Quran SallAllahu Sallam is the rope of Allah that extends from the sky, because he's over his otters, which is over the seven heavens and away that'd be face His Majesty.
That's what I will book in the mountains, man, and it understood. So if someone else comes, I don't care who he is. And he says, other than that, I'm gonna say, Look, man, I'm gonna tell you now, with all due respect, back up with that, I don't really want to hear that with all due respect. But if he persists, any concerns, no more respect, man. You're trying to send me a straight, I will back on any of those companions. When those I guess came down and told us who Allah is who he is, and what he does, when he doesn't know where he is. That's what they accepted. That's our religion.
So if 2020 That's what he used to do is to kiss the Quran and he will read the Musa he will read it.
And then the great scholar of Islam and the Imam Malik, listen to this. And in my mind, Allahu Alem is probably the only scholar Allahu Allah who never traveled anywhere. He never traveled to these other countries to go to another scholar to get knowledge from him.
You will be hard pressed to find someone else for the students. If you can find that person bring that to us. He didn't travel out to Bukhara to a sham to Egypt. He didn't do that. He stayed in Medina and everybody came to him, but it was well known. If you come to and Medina in the month of Ramadan, and Lima Manik is not going to give you any Hadith, you're not going to take knowledge from him. Why? Because he closed down all of his lessons. And he turned to the book of Allah again, again, taking the most half and reading the most half. For those of you who have the ability, an Imam Abu Dhabi, oh the Mohammed death of Al Hadith, he has a son Abu Bakr, Abdullah ibn Abi doe such
as such as Danny, he has a book called Kitab al Musa, if I advise you to get that book.
Write that down Kitab al Messiah have everything you need to know about the most half and it's that chapter in the of the companions and the Quran in the month of Ramadan. So it's windy before moving on to the next point very quickly, inshallah I can impress upon you and I want my wives to listen to me right now. I want my kids to hear me right now. In the month of Ramadan in our homes, if this Quran is not being read and dealt with and we we are gaining a connection to it collectively and individually, then that Ramadan and that song of ours and yours is lacking and deficient and it may be thrown back at us because there's a divine protection when you connect yourself to a
divine is she felt for all of them is shackled that we have if we do it the right way.
We do it the right way. So turning to the book of Allah, that's what they were upon. We're almost done here. The next one is sha Allah is really important as well. And that is this prayer is prayer
the Salah, the salon, the salon and the listener slant,
the sunlight and our children,
us and the prayer the Ummah, Allah Sam,
the Companions knew that our Ummah was going to leave the prayer. They knew that because it was prophesize as being one of the things that was going to be raised up out of our ummah. So you get Muslims in any given place at one time. A lot of them are not praying.
A lot of them consistently Miss prayers, no pray at all, or some prayers only pray when other people around a praying only do Juma or lead. You are
on a very slippery slope. The one who does that
is the only three bad that from the bad diet of Islam. This is me talking about Ramadan and the setup. If Abu Bakr Maris man and Ali saw a person in the month of Ramadan eating and Coventry road in front of everybody, they will give them an excuse and say, maybe he's sick. Maybe he's a new Muslim. Maybe this may be that they came up with excuses. Why is she not wearing hijab? Maybe she's from the Bedouins. Maybe she's an old lady. Maybe she's made you know, that's what they used to say. Why is he making Jihad feasable? Allah? Maybe I just stayed with his mother's father. Maybe it's horse that maybe maybe. But if those companions knew that this person wasn't praying, you know, the
people connected to us or ourselves. I will back them on Friday. If they knew that person, they said this person is a cashier, not a real Muslim.
They say this person is a cache.
Prophet mentioned Salallahu it was telling them the difference between us and them is the prayer. Whoever abandons the prayer has disbelieved. It is a big action of Cofer. It is worse than drinking the Hummer. It is worse than homosexuality. LGBT is from the major sins. I'm gonna tell you right here. It's a major sin. Not praying is bigger than that.
Not praying is bigger than LGBT. Someone comes to marry a person's sister or daughter. We say to him, what's his job? He's in university. Who does he hang out with this one? This one okay, this that that we asked him a question. If we heard his LGBT we're gonna see hit the road Jack Ewing marry my people.
I mean, you marry my people. I don't care what the government say you only marry my people.
But did you know that same feeling that is correct.
Does he pray? No, he doesn't pray that's worse than that. But the way we look at it, we don't even look at it the right way. Anyway, anyway, as it relates to Ramadan, the Ramadan
the Companions used to increase the prayer in the month of Ramadan especially with the Torah we but not only the Torah we but especially with the tarawih and that's indicative number one that the prophet as you know, some Allah what He was sending me pray with the community one night and Ramadan. Quite a few people came out the next night more people came out. The third night more people came out to Mr. was full in Ramadan. fourth night, it was just packed out, packed out like domestic was Friday night, packed out to the brim with sulla didn't come out. The next day he said to them, I didn't want to make it become wajib upon you. I didn't want that so not to be wired up.
So he prayed and Ramadan. And then after that the Muslims continue to pray in Ramadan. And during the time of remote run the Allah and hope he took three recite as of the Quran and put the people of the community behind those three, someone who reads very long. Someone who leaves moderately in the middle and someone who reads for the older people, the youngsters who they don't want to be there that long.
And that's what they were upon more Salah in the month of Ramadan, our mother I Isha This is today's I should memorize the Quran, but in the month of Ramadan Aisha, what should she do? She has to read the Quran. What does she do for pmla? What does she don't but then she don't choose to tell whether her slaves one of her slaves to he didn't memorize but he would read the Quran from the most heart.
He would read look
Quran from the most half, because because it was the blessed month of Ramadan is baraka, looking in the book of Allah, there are a hadith that encourage you to look in the book of Allah you get rewards for looking in the book.
So they would turn to praying more and that's just not for salida 20 the Nawab Phil generally speaking for an example, like this thing with Salah you know, during the course of the year he mentioned something Allahu it here it was setting them in Salah is Natasha rock I 10 for Yeoman will leave at 10 You know who beginner Batum for Jana, anyone who prays 12 rakaat in any day or night. You will get a house bill for you in the Jen
will get a house bill for you when Jana
Fajr Laura awesome we're gonna be sharing those Whadjuk 12 records in a day in a night
the Sunnah, prayers of Doha, all of that who does that today?
Who does that today 12 rockers in a day in the night and you'll get a house pop in Jana pop everything pop every day for the rest of your life 12 records
so that just a lot. Also like the zikr as well. But this is important is important guys, this is important.
Let's get to this. You know how we have these if call like La hawla wala Quwata illa Billahi if a person says La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah these virtues in that you can do that in Ramadan not just with this but with other things outside of Ramadan as well. Then he said to his companion or to one of them sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how do Luca and occultism in canoes and Jana Shariah guide you to one of the treasures of the paradise that contains the treasure Oh, I'm sorry. They said he had two cars of black and Morrison's delivery boys silver Toyota, f L oh seven. I think that's k k zero. Black a black Audi af 06. Po a
Listen, listen, listen. Should I tell you about the Ken's the treasure? The treasure that Ken's is that thing that you hide it man. You don't leave it out in the open. You got to put it in a safe somewhere you hide it and you have to protect it.
You want it he said you want to know in the gentleman what that is? Let's say yes. What is he got us Allah. He says when you say La hawla wala Quwata illa Billahi and another Hadith he told the people x zero min canoes al Jana
make and plant as many as many treasures and Jana that you can. Every time you say La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah there is for you in the paradise
some of the I've thought every time you say there's a tree planted, we gotta come to learn about those things. Point is in the month of Ramadan, we should do this. So let's very quickly acquainting and we're done here and shall I just want to make one more point? Very quickly. I want to make sure everybody here knows that holo and what the illa biLlah I'm gonna say it until you see it together and stay together. La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah
La hawla wala Quwata illa biLlah
one more time guys. La hawla wala Quwata illa Billahi
so if you say that you get to cleanse and Jana, if you get other people to say that you get their cleansing Jana as well. The point is, did that take a lot of time? Did that hurt anybody to do that?
Should I be shy to try to get my canoes from you guys? That's Ramadan, my man.
That's Ramadan. Ramadan is being in that frame of mind that look, I really don't have time to do this because every year this is what happened in America since I've been a Muslim. Every year for some reason. The NBA championship is in Ramadan.
So if you love NBA basketball, you want to watch men running up and down with the shorts in the month of Ramadan. Don't get me wrong. I like to see them the ball in Orland skills of Kyrie Irving and I like that and I'm like anybody else. You guys like sock and stuff like that. And the month of Ramadan fitna
I think there was one team they lost seven zero recently right?
Seven zero. Anything that gets beat seven zero should be a fan anymore of that team.
For real for real, seven zero in soccer.
So anyway at 20 Listen, listen, listen, do more of the sadaqa one of the things that is said a few said do a coin is really important is that they used to
take Ramadan as an opportunity to stay away from the bad deeds just as they would approach the good deeds. Because in relation to the time in place, there's a time when the Ds are, the sins are greater than his place, the sins are greater, like in the months that are sacred for that doesn't remove him man feel so calm, don't oppress yourselves and the sacred months when you go to Mecca Don't oppress yourself and Mecca, Medina and those two messages or those cities don't do that in the masjid
last point that we want to make the very last point Shala is which is, although we encourage all of you to do as much as you possibly can still be sensible about it, those of you who are sick and those of you who are not well, allies with Joe doesn't want difficult for you. He wants to make things easy for you for the last 1520 years. The first Hotbot that I give before Ramadan to the community is the ease of LS nine is one of the main lessons that come from Ramadan. So take it easy, this religion is very wide. There's a lot to do, you can do. But russula said oh, oh, he Oh, he goofy birth, practice the religion and take it easy. So this is what we want to advise you with. But
there's one thing we want to be bringing to the table right now. And we call it a day Shala and that is
I came to know about the rookies that jumped off the other day on Friday very quickly. Just want to speak on behalf of the administration of the masjid GLM, may Allah Tala help the brothers to stay balanced and just state correctly on the way of Allah, Hadith, Hakka? Let's say, Listen, there was a class here our brother Abu Tamia gave the lecture the place was packed out and Hamdulillah. But after the class after the lecture, a lot of the youngsters came together and there was a bad it was a bad look. Now I could say the country that a lot of those youngsters come from but what's the benefit in that? It'd be a smoky mirror. People remember that I said the country and they won't pay
attention to the lesson to the point. So it's not from wisdom to save the country. But I just wanted to let you guys know that on behalf of the admin of GLM, we are highly disappointed in you people you ship app. highly disappointed. I even heard that knives were involved. I heard that. That's it. People came to that lecture and they left and they were engaged in each other the fight. I said what were they people came from city center that came from the club. They were high. They say nothing was people who were in the masjid. And they met each other the fight to kill each other before Ramadan. Over what? So on behalf of the admin here, this is not cool. This is because they may not get a
chance to say this to you. I'm giving Dawa here. Just now someone brought me a license plates. It happened the other day in my class. Someone parked his car. And I started reading the license plates. And I read the letters and I put two words together. That wasn't it? I didn't mean to do it. It just happened. You know, like my email is alpha uniform. Alpha Tango Tango hotel Alpha hotel Alpha Bravo [email protected] Well, I memorize that so if someone sends this to me,
friends, London, Ohio seven. I have to take some time. Anyway, I put two words together. They had to take my talk off of the thing why? Because if people heard those two words together the mystery I'd have a problem. Because me I will assign the one was giving Dawa I said the wrong thing in this politically correct. atmosphere we live in in what about you people coming together? Parking and double parked in the car at Morrison's who cooperate with us. You're parking your car will have to deliver you're going to you make the people delay who are dropping things off picking things up. And then coming and fighting.
Come on, man. What kind of Jamie is that about you?
people. I want to know what kind of Jae Hee is that like you people really want to be like the inward you really want to break your neck to be the inward
when we have our religion of Al Islam why you want to be in when you just can be a Muslim? Who does that come to the mystery to fight? Who does that? The other thing with Abu Tamia it may be a luxury item, I will tell you me is a bubble goes to messages in America here and there and he packs the place out. Maybe as the Prophet said, if Allah Allah has passed what I'm gonna say If Allah loves a person called Jabril said you bro yeah Jabril I love someone so you love them. Gibreel starts loving them, then Gibreel calls the ones into heaven and say, I love someone so you love them, they love them, then Allah puts the love for that person in the dunya in the earth, maybe I will take me as
like that. I don't know. I'm not saying what Allah he's like that. But Allah has given him COBOL I always advise him have a class fear Allah seek refuge in Allah for that aim. But I want to talk to you people.
I will tell you how to deal with something like that recently in America, in Minnesota, and the police came. Now every time this brother goes somewhere and gives a talk if these things happen like that, that's a bad look for that brother and his dollar.
That's a bad luck slowly to people.
So what I want to tell you is, that is a bad move. Don't come to greenlink Masjid, trying to shut the place down doing due to your ignorance, the ignorant one individual will do something the whole community will be affected by it. Like ISIS and these other people this stuff like this. That is a bad look for our whole everybody. And that's why we try to tell you guys all the time. Everybody here has given dollar to Allah maybe you don't get the hook but maybe you don't need the salah. But in your behavior. Yeah, it be Muslims together. What kind of stuff is that? I still can't get my head around. And I'm not going to keep repeating myself. But I am stopped leaving this mystery.
Someone's going to come and stab me stem, you want to kill me? You want to kill me for? Well, I don't agree with the Maliki a meth head. Or you looked at me the wrong way. Or I come from this. I'm from Sparkhill. And you're you're from Edgbaston. Who does that? Who does that?
So you people, if you know people who did it, I want you to come and let us know because we want to address this issue. We don't want to just sweep it under the carpet. We're not going to rat you out to the popo, we're not going to rat you out. But we want to talk to you because you're very immature. And that criminal mentality is gonna get you in trouble. We want to talk to you.
This is not the way was anyone involved in that anyone want to hear was in that melee. Put your hand up?
Yeah, I didn't think anybody will put his hand up. I don't think it's windy. That's fella this fella. I want to turn it down right now and I want to say yeah, I got excited upset for that thing, but it's because do you guys not know the beauty of Elissa man. You guys don't know the beauty of Islam.
That the setup of this ummah they used to want to do things was to say don't do that. That was kuffaar will make Haji Abdullah Bible journal. They used to make Hajj whenever Salah was at the beginning. They came and say God Rasul Allah, they make it highchair. They don't have the weapons with them. They don't have their weapons. They've been persecuting us killing us taking our money. They've been whipping us into this dog in us out. Let's go get him right now. They don't have his weapons, their weapons, or sulla told them I wasn't sent with a religion like that. That's not my religion going stabbed and killed people were performing hijo they're not Muslims. If you do that,
do you know what the people are going to say about Muslims?
What's wrong with you guys?
We asked Allahu Taala to forgive us into forgive you and to put some light and he died in the hearts and the minds of our boys and our girls. And that help us to be people who are proud to be muslims and people understand the heavy weight of the responsibility of being Muslims. Nobody is perfect. No imam or dying. This mystery is perfect. We all fall short of the mark all of us. So I wouldn't want anybody being rough and tough with me. I want to be rough and tough with you. But we ask Allah Tala to help us to collectively move our community forward. That energy, that negative energy that you guys have want to turn that into positive energy and giving Dawa and going to Umrah and things like
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