Pre Ramadhan Halaqah #01
Channel: Adnan Rajeh
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There's really nothing new I'm going to repeat a lot of the old stuff that I talked about. I personally enjoy repeating some of these things because I find them to be very helpful right before I'm about to think about. But there's nothing I'm not reinventing the wheel here with with the info that I'll be sharing with you. And hence like you've probably maybe saw these slides before. The first session is going to be I'm going to talk about the bounties of Ramadan like really what it is that you get from Allah because the goal is by next week, whether it's due to my hotbar or by Sunday, we are going to talk about plan you have to have a plan for Ramadan it's very, very crucial
that you have a plan you know what you're trying to achieve anything in this life really doesn't go very far if you don't know what you're trying to get out of it. Like if there's no there's no direction and there's no guidance and you don't know what you want, then you can kind of just walk away with with a with whatever. So if you actually want to benefit for Ramadan Ramadan is the highest season by far and there's nothing that even comes remotely close to what a madonn is able to offer us in our lives so it's very important that we take a little bit of time to plan it out to make sure that we know we secure our goals and we try to achieve those milestones wherever they may
be. Some people aren't ambitious I like to be ambitious and Ramadan I call you and encourage you to do the same but even if you're not there as long as you have something at least as long as you have a few things that you're hoping inshallah to do for yourself. So we're gonna start this off by going right for you. How do you How easy is it then collection and site admin because Amy maybe because ima now the Hadith itself, meaning the actual narration of it, there's a lot of there's a lot of controversy regarding its authenticity. But the scholars at least the teachers that taught me were comfortable with the actual information that the hadith is sharing meaning every sentence in the
Hadith aside from one was shared and other authentic hadith this is just kind of puts them together. So they really had no no problem narrating them and the one sentence that lacks authenticity, scars, at least my teachers, I've never had an issue. They've actually they actually advocated the idea and they accepted it as a as a follow up meeting as something that is just there to encourage you to be better. So I don't have a lot of issues with with narrating the Hadith, even though you may look it up and find the likes a certain degree of authenticity, the Hadith, the Prophet, this is not listening if someone needs to,
or is it on is it's on. This time, I'm paying attention a little bit more. He was enraged by ceremonial Pharisee with a private Alia Salatu was gonna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he arrived and he let him Malayali Shabbat that he gave a hug but the last night of Shabbat we'll call it a Yohannes but other lagoon Shahana Lehmann Mobarak Is it working or still okay good. So this is just Hadith in case you want to look at it. Sure. Hello fi Hina electron here hyaluron mean LV Shahab Haroon Jai Allah Allah Who Ciana hurry he for the button wealthy Yama Li Li tapa, wha let me explain that piece first. So the Prophet Allah your songs don't wanna say or people upon you is come
is is coming near. A very blessed did have a great month, a month within it, there is a night that is better than 1000 months, which is a lifetime as we will explain inshallah very soon. jehlen is a month that Allah subhanaw taala made the fasting of its day obligatory and praying during its night a wreck, a highly recommended auction act of worship mentor called Robert V Elahi because Latin men who saw your ad can come in at the very bottom female Seiwa woman ad fee for the button can come in a submariner for the button female Seiwa those who try to dry the draw themselves close to Allah subhanaw taala with any act of goodness, is equivalent to performing an obligatory action outside of
Ramadan. No, this is just something I want you to hold on to as a piece of information because I'm gonna come back to it in a few moments. Any good deed of Ramadan equates an act of obligation outside of Ramadan, because obligatory actions are much more agile, and any obligatory action of Ramadan equates 70 obligatory actions done outside of Ramadan, just hold on to that because we'll come come to that in a moment. Well who is your huddle solver? Well sub Ruth available Jana it is a month of perseverance and there is no reward for perseverance besides Jana. Well who is shareholder and who is and is the month of compassion or shareholder one user do fi he is putting movement is a
month where the with the provision of the movement will increase
is what he's saying it is thought to him and he felt thorough fee he saw Eman Khanna mellifera tenderly then be he where it's called lira Baba T Duna and Jana Posada. They came in Algeria saw in a che anyone who provides a person was fasting with something to break their fast upon, that will be a reason for them to have their sins forgiven and their necks freed from punishment without that effort.
Acting the measure of the person who broke their fast that day. What was your 1010 Rama and this is the sentence that they differ upon what we sell to whom
it's permanent noun, it's a month, beginning of it is the compassion of Allah. And the middle piece of it is the forgiveness of Allah. And the last piece is Allah subhanaw taala, freeing people from hellfire.
And this is the Hadith that I want to share with the Prophet. It is also amazing a couple of important points here that I think is worthy of sharing. He points out Ramadan to be the month of May USA, only once word in the Hadith, but it's very, very important. The month of compassion. USA, I used to work in a hospital by the name of Melissa. It has nothing to do with Melissa at all, at all. It was like I love the dog, I wouldn't take it there to be taken care of. But it was called an MOS out in the US the series are a good at choosing the right names. Like they chose names that are very meaningful you I worked at like most of them, I call them the beone, which is the first
oncologist that ever lived and he was a Muslim scholar that lived 1000 years ago, they're very good at picking up the names, but they don't really fulfill the full capacity of the name. And what that means means for you to feel the need to ease the pain of someone else. That's what it actually means. Now, when you translate the word in Arabic, they'll say compassion. Not really accurate was a was a module on Sahiba, who was I mean, he came to them. And he alleviated some of their pain said it reminded them it's okay, he was the shoulder for the person to cry upon. He provided them with some degree of aid or support or, or help of any of any of any of any nature. So when he says
Jonathan Watsa he's saying this is the month where we show each other a certain degree of compassion, where you go and you show your compassion to someone who maybe needs it to where you make life easier for them. And the reason being is that you are
tasting a little bit of what it could mean to not have what you have. That's what Ramadan does Ramadan because right after that, he says well shall hold on us I'll do for you this commitment is a month where the provision of a movement will increase. Now I'm not going to get paid more at the end of Ramadan, like they're not going to pay me more than they pay me. So I don't think you're gonna see your bank account, explode and there'd be more money in it. Really what's going to happen is what as you fast and as you reflect upon upon the fact that you're fasting, which is really what you're supposed to do, please never forget the major part or components of Ramadan. The most
important parts of Ramadan is that you fast so that you're not eating and drinking for the morning. In the evening, you're not doing something that is aligned is beyond Allah, you are obligated to do this because if you don't, then you'll die you'll end up committing suicide if you if you starve yourself to death. So so this is a month where you're being told to refrain from your basic instincts, your basic needs that are halal, and if you're told not to do what is halal, then you can only imagine how far away you are from haram. This is how I look at it. If the if this is where the line is drawn, this is where the red line is. I'm standing over here Haram is right over there.
Ramadan says you're not allowed to eat or drink adult food. So it basically takes the line and pushes it that way. So I have to go stand over there now. So I am a couple of more steps far away from Hudson because I'm not even doing hello I can't even eat it but you're gonna you're gonna not 200 but totally embrace haram on the day of Ramadan that makes no sense there's no sense in that at all. You're not eating something that is highlighted for you to eat. You're gonna go in and say something haram look at something haram listen to something haram do something haram while you're actually refrain you're taking time you're actually going to commit to 30 days of not doing
something Halal is thinking about that that's such a that's such this is the importance of the message of Ramadan, that you're not going to not only not eat and drink and you're not going to have relations with your with your spouse.
You're not allowed to approach your spouse you're going to go and figure it out. Um, why how does that work? How does that it doesn't click there's something wrong, but understanding Ramadan allows you to comprehend this very important piece that Allah subhanaw taala is taking the red line and he's just pushing it farther away so that if you go and you stand in the right place you're farther away from haram it's like it's buffering it's a buffer zone. Hopefully that buffering will continue for you after Ramadan is taking because a lot of us right as we go through life slowly slowly slowly but surely a lot is happening with a millimeter every couple of months just nudge a little bit
towards follow up just a little bit just a little bit just be okay with maybe hearing about it just be okay maybe with with someone you know doing it not saying anything about it just be okay maybe with with family members engaging in you're not going to just be okay just be okay. And years and years and years you find yourself closer and closer to haram Ramadan comes in and just shifts the oh no here move move over there. And over there far away from anything that's haram because you're not going to be able to access Khaled in Ramadan. Forget about haram add it's it's by default. And that's what Ramadan does for us. It forces us to remind us so how does it increase your provision?
It doesn't you don't make more money. It just increases your appreciation. Because when you don't when you're hungry all day and you're reflecting upon the fact upon the fact that you can't eat
You start to say, well, Allah Hamdulillah I have actually more than I need. Because honestly, all of my problems seem seem much smaller and less significant when I'm starving. You know, the problems that you're talking about the problems are like the first world problems that we all engage in on a daily basis, the issues, the disagreements, the disputes, the the social media problems that I need, the lack of comfort, all the little stuff that bother us on a daily basis, the things we stressed about that aren't that stress. Once you compare them to hunger, and thirst, they don't seem that problematic, they're not they're not that big a deal anymore. So when the same amount that existed
in your bank account before Ramadan, that you didn't appreciate now that your appreciation level has increased to seems much more impressive.
The same amount it doesn't change the amount seems the same but your perception of it does. You start to appreciate what I have more than an assembly line for my stomach is full. If I'm hungry, I go open any cupboard in my house and there's something to eat that will keep me alive. I am not searching for food because the fact is Ramadan reminds you that there are people who are
Madonna's just there to remind there are people who actually are searching hoping to find something to eat, because there's nothing available to them, which is why it's generally more so it's supposed to make you more compassionate to start feeling if you see someone hungry you see someone who's forced to run after they're they're looking with an H as they say, just to make ends meet just to allow them to just have enough food and clothing to their children don't walk around feeling less than other people if they're not hungry then you feel more compassion towards them. Like I don't have to that's not a problem I have I'm thinking about I'm complaining because my car isn't the best
or my house has a few things aren't fixed or where I can't go to the place I want to go I need during
during my vacation whatever it is that you're complaining about you find it's not it's not that not not not that much of a problem. And that's why shuffling was suddenly shuffled on us I do feel it is called McMunn that's what he shared out it used a lot to sell in this beautiful hotel. I'm going to share with you five bounties over Madonnina six bonus so five major bounties I want you to memorize them they're very important this is how you're going to come up with your plan. You can't come up with a plan if you don't know what Ramadan offers you. This is a this is a very simple transaction. Ramadan has something to offer you're going to choose what you want, you can get well what I want
from Ramadan well figured out first of all, what Ramadan is going to bring to the table. Now Milan brings to the table a lot of things it brings these five basic stuff that you have to be very much aware of. Number one, it brings to us forgiveness of sins. And I start with that because it's the most important of all modalities Dube, it offers you the opportunity to have your slate wiped clean, gives you the opportunity to start over with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada this is extremely valuable. We don't if you don't feel that it's valuable than it just that's a problem. If a Muslim doesn't feel the forgiveness of their sins is the most important thing they can be offered in their lives, then
there's something wrong with the way they're looking at stuff because they've been mistreated will tell us that movement feels that their sins is like a mountain right above their heads anytime will basically come falling down and I'm gonna have a hypocrite will feel their sins is like a fly that they sawed off their nose
go away, and then they forget about it. And what men continues to think about their shortcomings their mistakes, the things that they did that they shouldn't have done and whether whether Allah subhanaw taala forgiven them for it or not, and Ramadan brings you this amazing offer. This is like way better than anything you'll find at Costco Believe me, he says it starts with Sam Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim and it comes in threes in three forums. He says this column on sama Ramadan, Eman and YT Serban a whole field Allah whom to put them I mean in them be those who fast Ramadan out of the reason being belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala and desire that he will reward them meaning
you're doing it because you believe in Allah and because you want the reward you will have all of your previous sins forgiven some of the Sahaba said yes of Allah that's really hard
all of Ramadan
Yeah, I'm gonna I'm gonna come ashore to the past one day without the EMA and YT seven piece I'll fast it but I'll probably not do it the way I should.
Yes, maybe make this offer a little bit more
feasible but God Allah has taught us among karma Ramadan, Eman and YT Serban goofy about Allah whom to cut them I mean them be the person who prays at night every night of Ramadan will have all of their sins forgiven.
Akali rasool Allah Kula Laila every night
we need you need to make this a little bit more feasible for us to call them and karma lady that Alka de Eman and what is urban warfare Allah who might have condemned them in them. If you just get little cut the last if you just commit the last 10 Nights, then you'll have all your sins forgiven. Take a moment and think about what I just told you. Everything is forgiven. Imagine walking out to the morning of aid and
There's nothing left in your book that is negative all of it has been stamped forgiven. Or maybe if you're really really fortunate, and you work really really hard, Allah subhanaw taala pardons you. He gives you awful which is way better. Like he grants you something a little bit higher than forgiveness is where it's awful see Forgiveness means when you open your book and you look at your book it's there the sin is there it's just you know grayed out you can't you can't click on it it's not it's not going to be talked about anymore it's stamped is forgiven but it's there and you'll be asked How about you read it but if no one is forgiven but read it anyway. Just read it so that you
may be you appreciate the fact that is forgiven? So you read on this day? I did yeah, I ended up Yeah, I did this and then you forgave me and yes, I forgave you. Yes, but you have to read it. So you kind of standing there like do I have to read this I don't want to read it. No read it. pardoning Alpha was when it's not even in the book anymore. It's removed is not even written dive in there like it's completely deleted Shift Delete completely out. Someone goes to the servers and completely removes it from the consciousness of all all those who ever witnessed it. If you're being offered this opportunity, let's clean clean. You have nothing that you nothing. When I find what I
find people get more excited about the other four things I'll share. It makes me feel a little bit upset because because really,
there you go.
Okay, because because this by far is in my opinion is the most important one. This offer here is limited time. Not a lot of things are offered. You don't get a lot of times in your life but you're offered this where Allah subhanaw taala tells you how about we just get rid of everything. It happens with a hedge mob rule right. Which is a big deal. The Heisman winners heart in form hydrogen not make any mistakes. Now I do refer to or doodad or forsook at all. Hold yourself for the 10 days without making making prom is not easy. Ramadan offers you this opportunity. How about we remove it all about you walk without that wait, Allah national lack of solder luck? Well Allah Anna Anka
wizard I can lead the toggle Pablo wahala these words when the philosopher hometown I told the prophet did I not open your heart towards what what good was coming towards you? The answer is yes, you did. And then he added to he said, Well, Donna Anka was like and we relieved you from the heavy load that heavy carry that you heard of your sin WYSIWYG, Allah, the uncut, robotic, there was almost breaking your back. Obviously, this is figurative, but this is how Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam felt towards his sins. You can ask me well, what sins? I am Yeah, exactly, exactly. What's it like? What are we what are we talking about here are like the sins he
can say the things he considers sins will be considered to be one of the best deeds that we've ever done in our entire life, the prophet how to get started, we'll consider his sin, something that you and I consider a BA something great. And he'll consider that he'll consider the lack of focus during a six o'clock if there has to be a sin. If we can get a rock off the hydrogen then that's like, the best night that we've had in many, many years. He's talking about your sin will will be relieved will be removed from your bank. Ramadan comes and makes this amazing offer. It'll all be forgiven. It will feel like that who will match them in them, they all that came before will be forgiven. You
walk out on the day of aid, and your book looks different. Everything was white, it's a new start a new beginning or been offered the chance for a new beginning. Your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala has been a little bit Bumpy. Bumpy hasn't been has not been stable. It has not been plateau it hasn't been going in the right direction, up and down even trying but Well, how about How about how about this? How about we forget about what happened before? How about we just start over? Just start you got to start over with people by the way, you know that right? Anyone who tells you they'll start over and they're they're lying to you it's impossible. People don't have the you don't have
the ability to forget less unless we you know, undergo some form of of head trauma, we actually have amnesia, we don't remember what you did to us. It's impossible. If something went wrong. The human brain lacks the ability to fully forget about it. We can forgive we can part it still will always remember though. And always remember, I forgive you that I pardoned Allah subhanaw taala telling you let's completely start over. Let's act like the all the bad that happened before it didn't happen. And we start from today. New fresh with all of the ideas that I'm going to give you and everything is going to be forgiven. I won't ask you about any of it, you'll millenium. You don't have to defend
any of it, you'll milk them I will completely remove it. forgiveness of sins. Number one, prepare your toe Ballista. For this prepare your Toba list, it's a list write a list of what you need to repent to Allah subhanaw taala from, write them down, document them by writing and then read them and look at them. The stuff that have to stop the behaviors that just aren't appropriate that you know better and you shouldn't be doing, write them down. Repent so that Allah subhanaw taala removes all of that that happened before. If you're serious about forgiveness of sins, then write it down and prepare your Toba list. I do this every year.
are very, very refreshing is very therapeutic and is very helpful
to bring up because you have to have some insight and you have to be a little bit honest. To be honest what what is it that I'm doing wrong? And the biggest problem is when I talk to somebody and I tell them they they don't even know nothing, I'm perfect just like my mother used to tell me when I was a baby. We all have sins, just take a tiny take the time to actually document them so that you can get number one. Number two,
and let's call me I know freedom from punishment. Allah subhanaw taala offers this to us in Ramadan is only offered almost exclusively in Ramadan, aside from the day of Arafah aside from out of a day, specifically, we don't really have a lot of this this word used elsewhere in the Hadith of the Prophet Allah you start to sound with the Quran, where he says it started with Allah He or with taka Mina now with Addy cuckoo Leila, and Allah subhanaw taala frees people from punishment every night of Ramadan for either
the art of our art and when the last 10 Nights enter he trees in bundles. If these people in populations and groups.
I want you to imagine this.
Put your finger to take a moment and imagine that each and every one of us are still somehow a part of us is bound. We're bounded to the Hellfire that there are shackles somewhere you can't see them. They're figurative, but they're shackles on the hands on the neck on the feet somewhere. And depending on how much we've done, there are shackles that are abounding us the punishment of the Day of Judgment.
Let's gonna know the freedom of punishment. Is Allah subhanaw taala saying is basically just there falling off. You'll never be punished. You'll never be punished. Think of that. What's the best night of your life? That night you get married? The night you graduate? The night you're or is it the night that Allah subhanaw taala looks at you and says undoubtedly Amina No, I have freed you from punishment, you will never see it. You will never see Jahannam you will never hear Jahannam will never you won't be present the moment Jana was being paraded in front of people 70,000 shackles on Jahannam each shackle has 70,000 of Allah's melodica holding it down so it doesn't devour
everyone who's standing there that the
law is my own I Sisa people in the right position will won't even hear it won't hear the sound the the horrible, horrific sound that it produces on that day. Because Allah subhanaw taala our taco home and I know you feed them for punishment, the shackles are off, he never goes back. By the way. Once you've been freed, there's no way of going back. If you're ill Karima the Generous One, once they give something they don't take back. If he gives this to you, if he declares you that you're one of the Oticon I mean, I know you're one of the people who've been freed from punishment, declared safe from John Nam, then you'll never go back. It doesn't mean that you'll never sin again.
It doesn't mean that make him make a mistake. It will mean that whenever you sin, you repent. And if it takes any of it, if you even if you stick to a sin, it doesn't go into your heart. And if it goes into your heart, you find a way to get it out. It just means that Allah subhanaw taala will continue to stand by you and you will find your way back and how far you go. You'll always find your way back. And on the Day of Judgment. You're not just think of this. The worst moment, the worst moment of anyone's life is if they stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment, eyes, everything has been weighed out. The scales have been established and everything is put in and you
hear the wrong word.
And you hear the wrong word. Meaning the verdict on where you're going on your destination is not the one you wanted. There is no moment that will make up for that. There is not no achievement. There's no there's nothing in this world that is worth that moment. And Escamilla. No, it just means that Allah subhanaw taala is declaring you as someone who is safe, you're safe, you'll never have to worry about Jahannam again, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would ask for this every single night that Allah Hadees like we sent him every night was a part of his dua where he would ask Allah subhanaw taala for it and every Ramadan for nine Ramadan is in a row with the Prophet Allah Yes, I
was only focused on asking but we never know obviously there's no way for me to know which was I don't know so every row along comes your way you focus again on Rob grant me freedom of punishment make me safe, even if I make mistakes and even if I'm even if I come to you with all the shortcomings that I practice on a daily basis, but how far away I am from you.
keep me safe keep me away from that which
which is just horrific.
There's nothing worth being punished some people joke about this stuff I don't like it.
Talked about well, you know, as long as you're you know, you leave eventually not.
What are you talking
about? You're talking there's no don't even don't even be present when it comes out. When John num is paraded. Don't be there. Make sure that you're not standing there. Now what's cool Mateen Jaffe, you find out
Every nation that they on their knees, they can't stand straight anymore. What's being paraded in front of them is of such
is a is so scary that they can't stand their knees buckle under them what Allah whom you are although when I lay her while she read, I mean a De Leon Barone and parafin Sophie, they're standing there in humility and fear, looking from a very from a hidden angle. They can't No one dares stare at Janam whether you're the biller, what they're seeing is so scary that they don't look at it. So they just, they're looking down on their knees and fear. Just maybe stealing as a glance with their with it with a hidden angle of their eye every second just to see what's awaiting. What do you do, biller? Don't be there, don't be a part of that be somewhere else. Be safe, be safe.
Be safe, how Ramadan offers you that hold on tells you here I can make you safe. Stick to it. And Allah subhanaw taala granted, well, who are odaka Weatherley Kula Laila, every night, you will grant a certain group of people, it's coming in our freedom of punishment, and he'll never go back subhanaw taala on it again.
Just try push yourself again. How do you think he's gonna choose? Right? You think it's like a random choice thing? Not the lottery. Allah subhanaw taala is looking who's who's trying harder? Who is dragging themselves closer? Who's putting the most amount of effort for themselves and for their families? Who cares? Allah Who cares most who cares most about this, you'll ask that we offer it to them. So you're in a competition a little bit here. I'm sorry to say we're all competing. We're trying to because we want you want to be there's not this night. The next night we're trying hard we're pushing we want to be the person who shows something show Allah subhanaw taala that you have
that in you and that you care about that, that is something that you want, also drag it to someone else. That's number two, number three
immense reward. Now we'll go back to the Hadith in a moment so I can explain to you what he's talking about. Subhana wa Tada.
So the probability of slaughter was Saddam was saying the Hadith could have seen or Allah subhanaw taala saying the Hadith in Sahih Hain he will say Kulu, Anil, Ebony dama la, la la Siyam. But in the holy what an edgy Zeb.
All the good deeds that a human being does are calculated numerated. And there is no specific reward that is going to be given for them. Except for fasting. That is in my hands. I'm not giving. So this is what's going to happen, you'll come up with a piano and you'll find this big billboard, and on it will be in front of each good deed the amount of hassle that you get. So you sit there and you start to calculate. Well, I lived for 80 years, and I prayed for maybe 40 of them. I did the five prayers a day you do like 100. Okay, 100,000 prayers, I think relatively is two times that by the number of pairs, now you have a certain number of astronauts and I performed it three times that I did better
than what it ends with the times that you're just adding a percentage hoping that the number of astronauts outweigh the number of say units. And then you come to fasting and there's nothing written this way. Imagine this is going to happen. You're coming to France and just empty empty there's nothing there. So you start asking where is the I need to do my I need to figure it out what is happening what's firstly, um, and then you and you and we need very naively think maybe that someone forgot something, so I got to order them and Aika where's the where's the so yeah, there's nothing there. Did you guys forget to put it up there? So they probably shush me say no is no, this
is not there's no number for this.
You ignorant person. There's no number for this. And I like what well, what is it that this is something you will? This is between you and Allah? subhanaw taala? No, no, no, there is no number for you. Not eating and drinking and performing. When it's highlighted for you during the day. There is no number. We can give numbers for other acts of worship, but not for this. You did this. You actually decided that you were going to do it. You heard they should have told you or the Prophet alayhi wa sallam told you directly you heard it to Yanni via yesterday. Oh, by the way, from Toyota Mills, rip, you don't eat you don't drink you don't perform any act of haram you don't even promote
active Khaled. And you said Alright, no problem. 30 days straight. I won't do it. You did it. No, no, come come to Allah subhanaw taala come and speak to Allah subhanaw taala privately about this matter? He will he's going to give you an award that no it can't be numerated it's not going to be you know, you can't calculate this. This is something way beyond what you're able to calculate. The I don't feel it to be a big deal is the problem. This is the muesli bar is the muesli but I don't feel to me a big deal yaki it is a big deal. No, it's a huge deal. Please treat CRM with the respect and reverence that it deserves. He does subhanho wa Taala don't take it lightly. It's very valuable.
Because who on earth why on earth would Darren tell a mammal not to eat and 10 times out of 10 you bring a healthy animal and you put his foot in front of it 10 times that attendant will eat and there's no there's no exception to this rule. No animals fast
None of them are any reason. But then you you're healthy and you're hungry and your food is right in front of you and you don't eat it. You don't drink it while you're doing it because some person told you no fresh out, no human being has that has that ability. No human being has that authority upon you. The only reason that you're not eating and drinking because Allah Palatine himself told you don't eat my servant, don't drink for these 30 days, there's higher in that for you when the Sumo heilala Come, there's goodness in it for you. You may get it made, it may not be able to see it right now. But there's goodness in it for you. And if you do this, we'll talk about the reward when
to meet. Once we meet we'll talk about the reward to come to Allah subhanaw taala and it gives me what I don't know I have no idea. There's really nothing in the Quran or Salah that tells us the Hadith talked about let me give you some calculations to make. He said Well, my mentor Carla Buffy it Allah He has slept in Melaka Saudi lady Kanika in depth at about 10 Female Seiwa if you perform any act of worship in it, it equates it's equal to a to an octave obligatory
What do you need to know from this is very important for you. Nothing comes close to performing the acts of worship that are obligatory
nothing What am I talking about? You lay in another Hadith awesome Bukhari Muslim mamatha Columna about Yuliya ibdv che in a humble iya, mammoth total do it. There's nothing that you can bring yourself or draw yourself closer to Allah through that are more beloved to Allah than something that he made obligatory upon which that what does that mean? That means that any random look, or random awesome that you pray is better than all of the records of taraweeh that you pray all throughout your life.
Any one any random budget or load or also, any one day of Ramadan that you fast is more valuable than fasting all of time after Ramadan? Like if you just fast every day until the end of your life, one day of Ramadan is more valuable than that day. That's just how this is how this works. The acts of worship that are obligatory, nothing comes close nothing.
But why do we do all the extra stuff? Well, because the Hadith goes on. Well man is Allah Abdi call Rabu la benowa. feely, del hit back by my servant will continue to perform actions that are not obligatory upon them, until I love them.
Until I love them. And once I love them, that's it, everything is good for them. But never always remember. So in Ramadan, llusd the fasting piece number one, that's the most important thing you're fasting if you're fasting, treat that with the reverence and respect it deserves past appropriately, fast with your stomach fast with your tongue. Fast With your eyes by so fast with your mind. Fast. Every aspect of you should be fasting that day, you're refraining from Hello obviously haram should be off the table altogether.
Aisha show that you pray on the night of Ramadan and Jamar is more valuable than all of the title we have that we'll pray afterwards. Plus do with it every night when we pray a shot that when Aisha was way more valuable, so even if you're you're dying of tiredness and fatigue, comfort Aisha at least pray a shot because that's what's really that's where the Azure exists. Now, if you want if you want forgiveness of sins, and you're, you're a little bit more interested in, in freedom of punishment that you'll push yourself because you're you're presenting you're trying to impress, saying no, I'm here I'm standing I'm not going anywhere. I'm here, I'm going to stand here until you forgive me
until you free me. But never forget the when it comes to the to the actual reward. And then he says I think it's awesome. Woman Abdelfattah you got envy, he can come in at DESA. But enough for you both and females. If you perform an act of obligatory worship and Ramadan, it equates it's equal to 70 acts outside it's like more than two months.
More than two months of praying if you pray one vote is equal to seven years or outside one also equal to seven. Do you imagine the imagine the amount of astronauts who knows it has to it's just it's just immense amounts of reward that's been given your way.
It's all available just by how hard is it really?
How hard is fasting? Really? How hard is praying in Asia and bringing boyhood and for children praying a little bit of total? Yeah. How hard is it really? Ever thought about the actual commitment? What is the commitment? Do you think for Asia in total, we're an hour and a half. An hour and a half. That's it. It's an hour and a half. You're telling me you don't have an hour and a half in your day. You're booked solid, with no hour and a half available for anything. Marshall, if that's the case, obviously have nothing to an hour and a half is nothing. Most men spend an hour and a half in the bathroom on a daily basis. Easy, easy without even thinking that it just happens when
you sit around just watching TV from looking at our phone for more than an hour and a half a day. I dare if anyone has on their iPhone tonight, today Sunday.
If anyone has less than 14 hours I'm willing to no I'm not willing to do anything but But yeah, if anyone has less than three hours I'll shave half maybe no one does. You You're spending three hours staring at this bowl and put it away put it away during Ramadan and you have an hour and a half to pray. No problem. You have a full hour and a half not not a big deal. But But enough's enough is going to fight you over everything by the way. Now she's gonna make it seem that Rama Shah and tarraleah is impossible to get done every night gonna make it feel that fasting is the biggest highest it's ever it's just the Everest of leaders not It's not that hard. You can totally get it
done. It's not that hard.
It's a matter of perspective, that's all
but let the immense amount of reward be some compensation for you. As you go through this remind yourself I'm getting all of the year. I didn't do it. I'm late all the year. My Salah was very good. I am getting an amazing deal here. Each act 70 Each act time by 70 the actual CRM itself is going to be rewarded on a level where it guarantees that I'm going to meet Allah subhanaw taala and speak to him and he's gonna give me something for it. It guarantees that for me just let that drive you let that move you forward. That's number three. Number four.
The night of Little further
look at your battery status power could be I'm okay with that translation if that's what you like. But released is more status.
This is this night on its own is its own is like it's its own luxr Honestly, I'm gonna try and kind of just summarize for you what you need to understand what he says supine on what Allah in the Quran, he talks about it. And he talks about in nutans. And now who feel a little coddled, we indeed descended on the night of status. He's referring to what obviously, right? The Quran, right, he descended the Quran. So that connection we'll talk about in shall on the third preparation, the connection with the Quran, very, very important to remind yourself that Ramadan is associated directly with no middleman with the book of Allah subhanaw taala this is the this is this month is
the month of the Quran. It says if all other 11 months you're not doing too well and then you come to this month and you fully commit to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala because during that month during that night, the full Quran was said or the beginning or at least the beginning of it was when the Prophet Allah you sought to it's a mistake. Imagine this he's sitting, he's sitting in a cave, it's the 27th or 28th or 25th or 23rd or 21st or 29th, or whatever night of Ramadan it is. There's no There's no moon towards the end of the month, you don't see a moon the moon is big in the middle of the month, and there's nothing there. He's sitting there, I just thought to have some little
together was not an easy night. There was no introductions up did not come quietly. It didn't not he didn't give the Prophet it psychosom a warning shot. You didn't call upon him. He just entered with 600 wings, closing the horizon. And then he comes to the Prophet. I know he's telling me he squeezes him to the point where the prophet thought he was gonna die. And he didn't understand what was happening. So he said to himself, this must be death. We all wonder what that will look like the moment it happens, there's must be there must be no other explanation. And then you will leave them and so you cannot read. And the private citizen will say I don't know how she would do it again. Let
them go read it. I don't know how he would do it again. In the private eyes. I'm filthy. My soul was about to leave my body I couldn't I couldn't breathe. I couldn't move. And he told me read for people to
know more. Just what do I read? Very don't read anything to show me. I don't know how to read but I'll read just stop with the hugging thing here. Let's read. It's got to be smelled because the Holika Holika insert I mean opinion or a book and Ekrem and Lydia lamb will column LML insert MLM Yalom is Divine Words of wisdom that continue to float throughout our reality until the Day of Judgment. It was descended on that night. It's a big deal. Imagine the world without that night.
Let me explain to you why this is important. There's a lot of nights that we can just remove from history
won't won't make a dent
brought no sir No need this night or that night or even this night. Got rid of that night nothing changes. Remove that night. Remove that night. Then what happens? Remove the nights he receives revelations that Allah Hadees lives during the forum he received it serious it was was a hug which is the symbol of love. But it was very serious. It's very, very heavy. The Prophet I felt it was difficult, because this is not a joking matter. He's saying hi Roman elephants. Yeah, one night is not better than 1000 Nights. No, one night is better. Not equal. By the way. I always say it's equal to 1000 months. It's not equal. There is no recovery. Not to sell. We no one is better than 1000
months. What's 1000 months it's over three to 83 years. That's the lifetime. That's a lifetime. If you if a baby is born and take out the baby, you look at the baby. You say May you live 1000 months you didn't date that's good. He's like a lucky a pretty nice job. May you live 1000 months with health amazing. 83 years, great 20 years more than the profit it is taught to us and I'm had
better than a lifetime
because it's not about quantity. It's about quality. Not about numbers, not about how many it's about what you did.
Ramadan forces us
to recalculate and say, What is your life really worth?
What are you actually doing with it?
All these breaths that you're taking and all the food that you're eating and all the space that you're taking, what are you doing with all this?
I don't forget about how long you're living this way. What's the final product? What's valuable? You need your night of status to toddler was revealed before little cut, there was a thing. I want you to know that I will just reflect on that political culture in Indiana who
laid it Cairo Mel Fisher was revealed before Ramadan was a thing.
Imagine that before Ramadan was actually formed before they fasted Ramadan before they prayed.
Before all that clutter is a murky Surah who's revealing the fifth year of his prophecy? The first Ramadan was two years after its Asia.
That is almost a decade later. But they had the sutra what are we going to do with it? It was talking they learned something different from it. It was saying what about your night of status? What are you going to do? What is your night? What's your moment that's more worthy of than your lifetime? What is it that you're going to leave? What is that moment that's going to be so important that you're going to leave a legacy worth a lifetime? Because it's not about numbers? Doesn't matter how long you live? What do you do? What was the quality of what you left behind? That's what matters.
A beautiful concept I want you to take a moment and think about it.
But then let's take the simplicity part of the simple part of it. It's better than 1000 months better than 83 years of worship.
Now you know which night it is. Which night is it?
Yeah, hamdulillah people have learned now the lesson? No and blurts out 27 anymore, or 10 years, I gave this lesson and there's only you know, someone who blurted out 27 We don't know. You have no idea
to Muslims to Muslims fought, disputed, they yelled at each other their voices were written. The Prophet alayhi salam came, and he found that he had to fix the problem. And he's like, you told me which night it was.
I can't remember. Because the Hadith and Timothy is the prophet Allah is also I mean, I take if I never use Allah, Allah, you will seldom last one hour 11 Ramadan, the Prophet, I didn't have to give the first 10 days of Ramadan. But yeah, as you believe Carla is the one who led me to bad but you're looking for is not happening yet. But if I took off Elijah, well, I shall on ourselves. And then he did that he gave the 10 middle days. But yeah, how would you brief Carla? The one who led me to buy what you looking for isn't come by the fact that you have Elijah Oh, then he did the article for the last 10 Buckeye little miss her feet. Oh, Terrell Asheville, look in the winter of the last 10
Now, obviously, you could have come back later and told him Oh, you forgot, here's the he didn't say this is not too difficult or to kind of come to that conclusion on your own. But he didn't. Because there's a symbol in it.
Some things can cause you to lose the edge of, for example, disputes. For example, Muslims not showing each other the amount of empathy and compassion and love that they should. And then they end up losing out of losing out and losing a job. And to keep the the night hidden. To that you have to commit the 10 Nights. I'm telling you that right? There is somewhere in those last 10 Nights, right? Someone who is serious about this will do what
just become the 27th or commit to 10
Someone who's curious, like I know is somewhere there. So if I pray all 10 I'm good. I definitely was there for a little color because I was there all 10 So this is how Allah subhanaw taala establishes this, how he actually differentiates between those who really, really care. And those are like, okay, it's nice, nice if you give it to me good. No, no, that's not the not the right attitude. I cannot emphasize this point enough. I want you to imagine, imagine the scales before it'll color. Say your skills are kind of teetering back and forth. You know, you do a good deed goes this way. You do a bad deed, it goes that way. And you're kind of you're going through life and a
lot of problems and mistakes and shortcomings and it keeps on going back and forth. And then you're there for later.
And everything you do that night is multiplied by 83 years worth of doing it. Every kind word, every sadaqa every raka researcher, every citation of a book of the of the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala every phone call to
reconnect with with a loved one or with a rhyme that you have you severed the relationship with long time ago, every act of betrayal every every good deed you do that night
is timed by 83 years worth of doing it. Imagine the skills just plummeting down and everything going flying into the air because it was teetering at three a lifetime. It's like
Sahaba ask the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, once again, Allah, how do we compete with these early nations that you tell us they living hundreds of years?
Nine 950 And this person, we can't we can't compete with this. We're only around for 60. What was the median age, survival rate or survival age during the Prophet ISIS time? This is not Islamic knowledge. This is just like going back to
just socio sociology. The median age now is around 80 years old here in Canada. What was it in the world and the six in the 786? already?
Oh, no. Oh my gosh, try again.
It was 37. That's the median age. Most This is the mean, this is when 30 is why you're living in the desert. How
you think it's easy to live in the Gulf in the desert. Most people, most people, people would have 10 children, they would lose seven of them. And then three or four would actually survive.
My grandfather, my grandmother had 14 pregnancies. I know her I have 10 Uncles and
10 This is like 1960 1950
Go back 1000 years, 1400 years into history. The median age it was very, very visible. However, like we're only here for so long. Look at those Ahavas ages. Look at seidelman Moron. He was 27 when he died. I sent him in Surah he was 21 when he died. When you look at the Sahaba who passed away they all died very young. The Prophet Allah yourself just said I mean, look, you die. 63 Overcup 6363 63. Today, if you come to a clinic, they'll say you're still young. You're still young, you should be working out. You should be going running marathons, you do stuff you're 63 you're fine, what's wrong, they would die because life was different. There was a lack of a lot of a lot of other stuff.
So they would complain to the Prophet it is slow to ascend to Yasser Allah. How do we like how do we compete with these people for color? I thought from Layton Heilmann Elfi, shahana gave you a night better than 1000 months. They gave you a night better than a lifetime.
If you live 10 Ramadan's that's 10 lifetimes that's a There you go. That's 1000 years. If you if you commit to 10 Ramadan's in your life, you've already already were way ahead way ahead of the curve. If you can just do that.
Please take those last night. When I say later today, what I should remove number four and put instead is the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
I've been watching Ramadan from a specific seat for a long time, the fluctuations of people is something I'm very, very well last year I was actually surprised a couple of times. So I was what I expected and actually fully happened people actually committed a little bit more than what I thought they were going to. But there's always this big surge right the first four or five nights, six nights, maybe seven and then it dips, the dips and it dips and it dips and it keeps on dipping until the 20th night which is not the first of the last 10 nights but most people don't know so they come anyways which is good I don't tell them because I'm happy that they're there and then it starts to
go up again in the 20th night but there's a dip this is the the behavior of the majority of Muslims I ask of you don't don't allow it to be that for yourself and to Ramadan with the plan and stick to it till the end. Just go for it with all your mates. I take the only time I take off at work from alone all of the staff that work on my hospital know what Ramadan is right now. That's all I talk about. I go to bed Ramadan I'm taking that and I need to make sure that my rotation is easy but I'm gonna have to make sure that I'm not doing calling Ramadan and now people who have never heard of Ramadan in their life they know exactly when it starts you know exactly they actually know what
website to look forward to know what actually begins and ends.
Treat Ramadan the way you're supposed to treat it with the respect that it deserves.
Number five and the final piece the acceptance of supplications Suja Tada either certainly like a bad Yanni but in the Caribbean Wuji Buddha was either the failure study Hooli well you mean will be LA LA home Yahshua and if you're my servants ever asked you about me than I am near you removes the middleman in his in his in his answer Subhana wa Tada. He removes the prophets of Allah Hi setting them as the person who's going to convey the message in the eyes talks to you directly I am near you don't need anyone to tell you where I am. I'm always there. I'm right there.
Speak to me, and I will respond to you but respond to me as well.
clueless on why Salem, when you saw me in the field three he that were to learn what every person who's fasting when they break their fast they get a Dawa, that will not be rejected, it will be accepted by Allah subhanaw taala I explained before many times what acceptance of a Dawa means doesn't mean you'll get exactly what you want when you want it doesn't mean that you'll get it. It just means that Allah subhanaw taala has will respond to this with higher for you in your life depending on what you asked for and how his decree egos subhanho wa Taala but every time you break your fast there is a Dawa right there for you that will not be rejected.
If I were to summarize Ramadan in one
Word for people and for myself it would be into Ramadan is the month where you learn to make dua. You learn how to do it. If you don't know how to do it, you learn how to do it in Ramadan. You It's a skill, it's a skill because you're speaking to Allah subhanaw taala. He's not talking back. It's a skill to learn to speak to someone who speaks back to you. Obviously, when you're speaking to Allah subhanaw taala he is not vocally responding to you, he is responding to you, just not the way you're used to being responded to do you have to learn to have the conversation with Allah subhanho wa Taala you have to learn how to do it, you have to learn how to open your heart and open your mind.
You have to learn how to actually expose yourself and be vulnerable and speak to Allah subhanaw taala with the respect that he deserved the reverence that he deserves and the humility that you should have in your heart when you speak to him subhanho wa Taala he opens his doors and Ramadan come to me, come and speak to me and I'll respond to you every time you do.
The Sahaba used to write to their idea, this is something they did when I asked you to do this. And Jomar they did this they would rate their daughter the Sahaba did six months before Ramadan.
All those months IRENA what they want, what they're struggling with their fears are, what their hopes are, what they want to achieve where they want to go with their life and write it down and they did memorize and they would turn to Allah subhanaw taala every time they made such Wouldn't they would make their ta
I cannot tell you how different your life will be. If you learn how to actually perform da if you understand what it is it's a conversation you have with Allah subhanaw taala it goes on forever. Just like we need to be we need to be connected. That's why we made these things. The human race came up with this garbage because we want to be connected. And Allah subhanaw taala is saying, I want to be connected with you too. And you should want to be connected with me. And let's bring you Ramadan, open the door be connected with me speak to me. Speak to me. Tell me what you're afraid of tell me what you fear I will respond to you will see my responses throughout your life you will see
all of it. None of it will go unnoticed by you you will notice it you will if you speak to Allah you will notice as he responds to you throughout your life, as things occur as you will learn so much by just making dua and observing Allah subhanaw taala respond to you as you go on with your existence.
Make dua make sure that you make that one right after photo whether it's right before photo right after photo, the scholars differ, it doesn't matter. Just make sure at that moment, take a second there and turn to Allah to something that you really matter that really matters to you. Something that your heart aches for something that the pain inside of you is unimaginable, it's an indescribable, it's so hard to accept and just turn to Allah subhanaw taala and then continue to do that throughout Ramadan and throat taraweeh and then throughout winter, and then throughout the whole journey and just just stay there. And when you pick up the telephone and you start speaking to
Allah subhanho wa Taala keep it always,
never never never closed the line. That's the point of Ramadan. It teaches you to do this because it grants you that ability to
have your supplications accepted. Those are the five major book bounties of Ramadan. There's a bonus one number six that I'll just share with you out of
I don't have time to finish all of this. So I share it here and I don't share it actually here.
Interesting. I didn't share it. Um, hello, number six, Yuba Hilah who became will mela ALLAH SubhanA was Allah shows you off to his Malayaka ALLAH SubhanA shows us his servants who are fasting and praying and Ramadan to his melodica he says oh, I'm gonna come and see look at them. Look at them hungry and thirsty throughout throughout the day because I told them to look at them standing every night asking me for my forgiveness and for my acceptance for sure to come any further offer to the home in the Hadith the prophet is also tell them I make you my medic, I make him a witness that I have forgiven them. And then I will give them what they asked for that last piece that Allah
subhanaw taala looks at you he's proud of you.
In so many words because we cannot obviously draw comparisons or parallels to how we feel to Allah subhanaw taala but in so many words Allah subhanaw taala feels proud of his he's proud of his servants. He looks at us as this is look at look at how hard is that? They hold they don't eat all day and they pray all nights they do it for 30 nights and they don't complain they don't stop. They enjoy throws you off supine on what?
The hadith in the mammoth Bharani
sorry, how do you think about Mohammed in the study for this one, where he says on a salatu salam
Jacamo Ramadan, Ramadan Shaolin Mubarak, if there are the Allahu Alikum Ciana to sow fie unwearable Jana for tovala to fee of wobble neuron what to call Luffy Shayateen Villa electron hieromonk alopecia Hurrian Areum Ah ha ha.
Ramadan has come upon you it's a blessing month. Within this month the doors of Jen open and the doors of the Hellfire clothes
and the aggressive Shayateen are shackled and removed. You have no one to blame by the way of Ramadan, or any mistake you make. When you make a mistake. You can say Wes was
Ain't no sorry. It was all you that's all you say. I think you've been removed so that you can have some clarity of mind clarity of, of thought throughout it. He says man hurry Maha Yoga, Odium. The person who is deprived of the bounty of Ramadan is the person who is truly deprived. The Prophet alayhi salam would go up remember
the three steps, the Hadith also a Muhammad who take the first step and he will say I mean to take the second step and he will say I mean you take the third step and you say I mean he asked me What are you saying? Asking you go look up the other two I'll tell you one of them Gibreel is that wa came to me and he told me to say I mean after three things what was the one of the three things he talked about Rocky Mountain for avid in Dhaka it here Ramadan Raha Raja so monomial without Allah probably man for Abdullah me this servant be punished me the servant find difficulty if they go through Ramadan and leave and they're not fully forgiven. Meaning how could you allow Ramadan to
come by and leave and not all of your sins forgiven? How it's so easy, it's so easy, just a little bit of commitment, a little bit of dedication, a bit of planning and everything is forgiven. He hasn't made it difficult for you Subhana wa Tada we just maybe like a little bit of, of commitment and proper intentions to do it.
You'll look up the other two on your own time. You will say I saw some honey raised by Juan Pablo Ronnie also the acceptable chain of narration Atacama Ramadan shahada Baraka YOLO Shaquem Allah houfy by 10 Zero Rama but you have your hook pull out for us you know Rama will help ya I hope to Hatha Yoga where you study but but young guru Allahu ala tena fu cecum fee or yoga he become melodica for Allah mean and fusi come Kira fitness Shafi man Halima Rama to Allah He fee Ramadan, I'm always a time when the blessings of Allah come down, where he removes sin where he accepts dua from you. And then he looks and observes to see your competition as you compete towards doing higher
so show Allah the best you've got. That's what he says here for Allah, show him bring your A game
be your what's the best you got to bring your best bring the best of who you are in Ramadan, because the Shakti the one who is I need them is the one who was going to be deprived the Mercy of Allah during Ramadan, it is so easy to get blend with that inshallah Tada, you will have the next session inshallah Tada in Arabic, it will be repeated on Friday. And then on Saturday after maghrib I will do a fifth session. So we'll talk about Ramadan, but I'll also talk about some of the technicalities that people are very aware of what happens and what can be done what can't I will take some some questions. And then on Sunday, we'll talk about the final plan in sha Allah to Allah and the habit
building and will hopefully be ready. I hope that was a benefit to you so Pagla behind he will let you know him