Ramadan Prep Making it the Best Ramadan Ever

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The importance of finding a QR code for online purchases and building a positive culture for one's life is emphasized, with speakers advising scheduling study and practice mindfulness to improve mental health and finding companionship and supportive groups to grow and stay connected. Consistent behavior is key to achieving success in a work setting, and individuals should pray for themselves and others to achieve the joy of life and find their own values in offering things to eat. Representatives use examples of behavior that are not commonly discussed in personal development text.

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Awesome.

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So I'm gonna come back to this slide, I'm gonna actually first go through some

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some slides, I have questions on them.

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When you get when you put the slide, you get the you got this one on your phone, get this. Perfect, good, good, good.

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Just to make this session a little bit more interactive and shoulder for you. And hopefully, not as boring as me just talking the whole time, I still be talking most of the time. But yeah, it may be a little bit less of that and more and more interaction. So we're going to talk about making Ramadan, or this Ramadan, the best ever, and for the rest of my life and yours. If you're stuck here with me, I will say the same thing every year, I'll come back and say tell you the same thing. Try to make this Ramadan, the best one, right, and you'll try if you're if you understand the idea behind it, then you'll always do that. Because you never know when Ramadan is gonna be the last one you don't

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know you don't know May Allah is gonna grant you long legs with if you see I mean, but you don't know. You don't know if this may be your last time alone. So you make it the best one you can possibly make it you put you put your heart into Ramadan. This is where you come in enthusiastic, optimistic, and you just try your best to connect with Allah subhanaw taala to make this Ramadan valuable for yourself. And if you do that every year, everyone will bond and shot a little bit unique in a different way. Like you'll look back later on in life and say, Oh, that one was so special. And that was special. But you'll always find a way to make Ramadan unique for yourself. And

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I want to make sure that we today and decision to kind of build y'all up and fill you with enthusiasm and optimism and moving towards the month, we have a lot of reasons to do it.

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I don't want to be cliche. But you know, after the four months that we've witnessed

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what we've witnessed happening to our brothers and sisters and the holy land. And if you notice that specifically, then we have to we have to do we have to make Ramadan a turning point for us, we have to make sure that this Ramadan is going to be the Ramadan, that will that will be the difference for us as individuals in our lives. And that we are willing to kind of take that, that that next step moving forward. And I really think that this is what you're supposed to do with every Ramadan. Sometimes you don't have a clear reason, there's always a good reason, just wanting to be closer to Allah subhanaw taala wanting to be that person who Allah, Allah is going to grant you genetics or

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those two, or grant Eskander in order to or forgive all their sins. That's enough. But sometimes if you need a little bit of an extra motive, or extra motivation, well, this year you have it. I can't imagine of any more anything that could be remotely considered as more extra motivation then that was happening today. And if he was a Philistine, and yes, Ramadan, and everything that you do in it, and the focus that you have on rituals and focus that you have on on worship and closeness in your hearts and minds, it will be focused, that this is how I'm changing my life your job so that I can be better so I can be better for them, I can be better for the people who are suffering, not just

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people in prison for listening, but everywhere in the world, whether the Muslims or even non Muslims doesn't make a difference. That shouldn't be the umbrella intention. But we have a very, very strong one today, a very strong reason for all of us to take Ramadan seriously and allow it to do for us what it did for the Sahaba what it did for the Prophet alayhi salaam to somebody the people who actually took it seriously in their lives. So I'm talking about a few points, but let's start by by going through the first question. Does it work? Okay. Okay, so what is getting in the way of making this Ramadan the best you've ever had? All right. So that's the question I want you to answer. It's

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a word word cloud. So you should be able to just put in words, what is getting into it? Like if you were to say that nice shift, I like it, I ain't doing it. Why? Right? If you like I know I'm just attending this halacha because my friend brought me here I don't really want to do anything but but you know,

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entertain it, you know, entertain me and just give give a good gift. And I know only Mr. Just put it in wherever you actually think let us kind of go through some of the more the same words are used, the more it'll be it will stand out. So try to use words that you see up there that are similar to you so that those words get bigger so you kind of see what exactly is the obstacles that people have what the obstacles are that people have in terms of them making this Ramadan the best Ramadan ever and why they why would they wouldn't do it if they if they didn't do it. So you can see a lot of I think so work work seems to be a big one in school work in school. I like laziness, both in Arabic

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and in both casual and Arabic and English, Michel multilingual, the ladies laziness, it's on so

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Multiple high school and college seems to be bulking. That's interesting. bulking?

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All right, fair enough High School. So school, college and high school and all of that is being kind of and then we have a lot of

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you have a lot of courses so calculus I'm seeing. So score courses that are.

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Alright, what else do you have here? So work in school work school. Very good. What else we have?

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Lack of strong will. Social media seems to be problem in a social medium. Yeah.

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Faith, okay.

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Lacking strong will, loneliness.

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Alright, exams?

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Someone's honest, I said nothing good, then you will be here in shall every night for the next 30 nights in Charlotte with us.

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Food? I don't know how food does it but food.

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Food then a very good time.

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So we put all these together?

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I think really what what people feel that they're holding them back is the lack of a good routine.

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Lack of good routine, whether it's school or it's work? Or is a lack of sleep? Or is the ability to, to manage that with with your time or

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else we have there, okay, where your courses or your exams? I think that's a big one. So my advice to you would be to actually sit down and schedule. Write a schedule for yourself for three days, it doesn't take it's not that hard. You can get a couple pages. Just write down the days Ramadan starts Monday and write Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and just go through what does your schedule look like? Like what is your actual? What is your class schedule? Like? What is your work schedule? Like? How are you going to fit in as much worship as possible within the schedule that you have? Right, depending on what you do, whether you work or you go to school, or if you're a mother at

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home, you know, sit down and write down the schedule. I do this I used to do this all the time only stopped a couple of years ago, because my schedule became pretty much the same. And this is how it's going to be there's really no playing around with it up. First of all, we're here for official to give the dose, do the word go work, come back, try to steal an hour of sleep with my kids don't jump on my head. And then we break our foot or Come here, give the dollars to the taraweeh. And then try to get out of here as quickly as possible after we're good to go get some sleep. And it's just rinse and repeat for 30 days straight.

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And if you take the last couple days, I usually take the last week off for 10 days off, if I am capable of booking them off, and then kind of slows down a bit you can get more acts of worship in the midst of it to coming for also in doing so. So look into your schedule and start writing things down. Right. Another thing that I'm seeing here is like laziness. Loneliness. So this isn't to me, when you say laziness or loneliness, it's more it's lack of companionship, lack of good companionship. If you don't have good companionship, in Ramadan, it's hard. So you want to make sure you have good companionship you want to do. You want people with you, who will strengthen you, who

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will encourage you, if you lay back if you sit back if you don't do it, if you're if you're feeling tired, you don't want to go that day, they will call you up and they'll take you with them. And don't make sure because I saw also commuting, I think there was someone who said commute here. If I'm not, I'm not mistaken. I saw the word there is commute. Right? You're commuting

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is hard. So if you're so commuting, laziness and loneliness, to me, it's all pretty much the same thing is lack of good companionship. So look around you have a week, figuring out who your companions are going to be. There's the people that you're going to, you know, spend this Ramadan with those who will help you stick to that high standard of acts of worship that you want to do. So look into that, that's an important piece. And if you're if you're if you can't find them, reach out to people and see if you can, if we can connect you we have 100 a pretty a nice network here at this at the center. And a lot of the younger age groups, whether Shabaab or Saba and the men or women,

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they, you know, they do, they do connect with each other, they network with each other, and they have ways to kind of keep them you know, help them in terms of volunteering, being here, or breaking your foot or being here a part of like last night nice to have Jordan and SOHO and all that stuff. So get involved so that you have some compassion to make some friends and inshallah the people who are here will be more welcoming to those who are not used to coming here and help them build friendships and companionship so they can actually be more supportive when they come here. So long working hours and bonds work at night. Yeah, so that requires just a good schedule. It's okay, if

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you're planning out Ramadan and there's gonna be a few nights a week where you can't make it because of how difficult your schedule is looks like but please, please you know, challenge yourself a little bit in Ramadan challenge yourself. It's okay. Push your push your limits a little bit in Ramadan.

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You you'll you'll be surprised what you can put up with. You'll be surprised how you can survive on less maybe hours of sleeping you think you're gonna be surviving without food and drink for the majority of

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De there's a lot that you can't you can put up with so challenge yourself a little bit don't push yourself to the point where you break or challenge yourself a little bit push those limits as much as possible and schedule things schedule things write down what what makes sense to you in terms of when you wake up and when you go to sleep. Look at it and and work something out for yourself so that you optimize your capitalize on the on this on this timing to the best of your ability in short on.

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Sleep. Don't don't complain to me about sleep. Sleep is Yeah, sleeping Ramadan is hard sleep you get usually end up with four or five, five hours at night. And then I try to steal a night an hour and during the day. And then I wait until Saturday comes and I give the notice and I go home and I ever see someone

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just jump into bed. That's me. I go right into bed on Saturday morning. Sunday morning. It's more difficult. I think for mothers, I honestly think it's more difficult for mothers So may Allah make it easy for them. Because there's no saturday or sunday from taking care of the of the Gremlins that they have produced to this world. So they have to continue to take care of them all the time. So it's more difficult but I think there's still ways for you to figure out how to stay connected even if you're not coming to the masjid. And this goes like for a lot of you know mothers who can't come every night that's fine. You can you can you can attend things from home and you can stay connected

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to what's happening in the community at home and I still allow for the following remotely within the city for mothers who cannot make it or for elderly people who are sick if especially if they don't have the capacity to stand and read the Quran and salary on their own or they can't read properly or it's just not feasible they can still use that for themselves Yanni here within the city I think it's very it's a very reasonable option to be a part of the congregation even if you can't be here physically. So just look at that schedule and figure out what works best for you so that you optimize your use of time within Ramadan

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What else do we have here?

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Very simple. Yeah, babies see baby so yeah, babies here. So what's getting in the way Quran? I don't know how the Quran gets in the way but fair enough. Big Mac All right. So your McDonald

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you're making McDonald's requirements is causing you not to be able to do to do what you want to do. Right? He's not gonna look every sharing that is just helpful Michela for us to chat about things that I think I think I covered the bigger words here. Forgive me if anything was pointed out there that I didn't pick up on all right, when after. So what are the reasons for which you want to make this Ramadan a turning point in your life and just say, again, it's a word cloud, so put whatever you want. So if you wanted to, I'm assuming that inshallah you're semi convinced that you want to make them alone this summer alone, especially a turning point for yourself, why would you do it?

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Just put it just put out there Why would you do if you did it if you did it? Why would you do it? Why what would be the main reason for yourself and don't feel bad about anything that you put in any? Any word that you come up with is fine by me and doesn't matter? Just to kind of get a better sense of repentance. Beautiful. Yes, Toba. We'll talk about that and show today for sure. Toba. Toba is the most this is what I this is my motivation every year there's Toba as repenting repenting from the shortcomings from the mistakes or from the sins or the lack of commitment and lack of clarity and lack of just see I repent from that every year and I go back and say this year will be better

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and repentance is very strong motivation use that because it really does help. So also JANA Yes beautiful so I can go look at Agenda What better what bigger promise is there in Ramadan, then the promise of genetic names that Allah subhanaw taala offers us throughout this month so agenda and owner right for you if your Hadith today inshallah that will help with understanding that the prophet is also emphasizing this hadith. There's a lot of Hadith about Ramadan that lack authenticity, they're really long too. But one of my teachers went through all of them and pulled out the phrases that are authentic, the actual phrases that are acceptable amongst these Hadith.

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There's an abundance of a hadith that talks about that like authenticity. Rahmatullah I should know the letter, he actually went and pulled out pulled out certain phrases, and I memorized those phrases from him and I still know them. He did write a book that had them in them but I don't have the book with me here. I don't think it's it's published outside of Syria unfortunately. But one of the Hadith the Prophet Allah has also said in the agenda, that it is a phenomenal holy in a whole live Ramadan. The Jannah will beautify itself from one year to the other for Ramadan to afford to eat ramen it says when Ramadan enters yeah Robbie Jai Li Min arriba DECA suka Anna, make sure you're

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up there amongst your servants are going to be people are going to be living in me taking into being a part of of what I am. And he would comment on this hadith my teacher would call me he would say that this is not just for acapella. And I thought that was brilliant. It wasn't just for ocular meaning the comment that the agenda is making is actually of dunya that you're going to find yourself in normal and this is true Allah I know at least I find it to be the case that you are in a position in Ramadan in an environment of such serenity and tranquility and beauty. That is the closest thing that any of us will ever identify as being Jana is when you're those nights of Ramadan

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when you're when you're fully when your heart is is in a state of closeness to Allah subhanaw taala and it's just the Ramadan is Ramadan and then you find that and I think when he his comment on the Hadith was that the genuine it says that he's not just talking about

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The day of joy after the day of judgment is talking about even dunya meaning finding that beauty because it really Jana and Israel does not the excessive wealth and travel and you all of the leaders of this world as as fun as they can be, but it's really that that tranquility and that peace that you will find on the inside that is all that is unmeasurable that is that is that is priceless it's just it's just priceless, priceless discipline.

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self discipline. I like that. Just learning to discipline yourself. That's that's a good you have a lot of examples here. But I mean Allah in Arabic Yes, for sure.

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It could be the last one very good

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so we have a lot of stuff here Michelle. No.

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No structure a smart team and we'll be able to categorize them all quickly, but I'm not not one of those people. So it was just here a few times in different words like a locker Toba being the best person I can be Yes

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reset I like that. Yeah, reset. That's what Ramadan is. Ramadan is a reset. Ramadan is like that button

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and get this opportunity just to say alright, I need to go let's just forget about what's happened over the last year let's just try again. Let's try again.

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He wasn't great. Let's try again. And that's exactly what I'm doing offers offers this opportunity for your slate to be wiped clean and for you to start over. So that reset button is exactly what I think you should use for mobile and for

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finding peace and clarity beautiful closest to Allah subhanaw taala as a couple of times in different languages

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finding forgiveness yes May Allah subhana forgive all of us in sha Allah Tala change the world yes, change the world that's what I think is Ramadan is for Ramadan is the month that we have in our life that that truly truly changed our world at least as Muslims if you look at if you just count the number of photo huts meaning of most of

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extremely significant crucial moments in the history of Muslims if you just follow by and fit for the hammock and you follow Angel looting you follow? Just follow these moments that the Muslims were in probably the darkest hours and how they found their way out and it always happened like a lot of them have been normal dynasty always so that I'm not but a lot of them happened within the month of Ramadan and I'm Allah has always been that for us it's been that safe haven we turned back to them Obon we use it to strengthen our hearts and to bring ourselves closer to Allah to turn things around personally and build that intention of what you want to do with our lives. So what

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you would you need to happen for this Ramadan to be your best ever on your part on your part on your part don't don't give me something that you can't control. Don't say oh, a better a better Imam. Yes, you could if you had a better email you would do a better Ramadan and you're right right you can't change that unfortunately. At least not yet. Bigger masjid or give me something that yeah we there's a lot that we can do this better that would have made you Ramadan better right on your own parts on your own but what we would need consistency yes

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yes, yes the better world you can't change that don't give me that give me what you can do. Give me something that you can do time management for sure. Discipline consistency

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I don't know what a Jesus Christ or is but

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not sure what that is. But I'll take it understanding of the Quran very good. So the stuff that you put up here and stuff that are put up here are things that it is what came to mind when I asked you what is it that you would need to happen for this Ramadan to be your best ever and you caught up something that is personal and you something you could do? You put it up there think about that. What's holding you back? What's causing you not to be able to do this? Like what exactly is it that is causing you not to be able to use this tool or to achieve this goal because we all have different life experiences. And we all internalize problems, good habits, bad habits experiences differently,

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we don't internalize them the same way.

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Sometime debo difference, so sometimes something will happen, it will just turn you off. It'll make you upset, it will ruin your day. That same thing may happen to me on a daily basis and not bother me at all. It has nothing to do with good or bad it just has to do with habits just issues of habit who we are as people and what experiences happen to us in our lives and how we understand our perspective and attitude of the enrolled view in general. So think of the things that would make a difference to you that may not necessarily make a difference to every to everyone else.

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So we have here Yeah, so dedication.

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I'm not sure if you understood the question

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that's okay.

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Being less fat All right.

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Thank you that was I think directed towards me. What else do we have here? Sincerity for sure.

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Understanding the Quran for sure. So these things that you're putting up here for underling, do them. You want to feel like what would what would help you make this Ramadan the best ever for you is understanding the Quran and do that. Then invest your time in attending things where you're learning, understanding

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More of the Quran, don't break out, don't lose anything, don't stick to all the stuff that we do in the fasting that

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but then add to your schedule something that allows you to understand it better, whether it's something that you attend daily, I do want to see before, every single night, you don't want to listen to that you can, there's a lot of stuff like online, the Muslim ummah becomes very active in terms of programming, the Imams all have like their programs that they run in Ramadan, a lot of them are Quran directed. So you can find a lot of people were explaining to learn, if you want a vaccine to make a difference for you then do that. If learning will help you scheduling, like I said, if that's gonna if that's what you need to happen, then do that now you have a week, sit down and write

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down put get a whiteboard at your house, write down today's Monday, March 11. And put down each and every day afterwards and look at your schedule and what you need, go to your calendar and figure out how you're going to work around things. You have deadlines and exams, you can have courses that you want to hold on to figure out their timings and how you're going to use the rest of the time in a productive manner what you're going to be involved in. It's not it's not that difficult. It takes a little bit of work, but it's but it's actually quite, quite helpful. When you say strong will, for sure you need strong will to do things but

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what you're gonna go by like a couple of kilos of strong will from where you're gonna bite, like there's no

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it's not something you can obtain from outside. strong will. It's something that you have to come to the conclusion of on your own. And that's where companionship and it being in the right environment, you're in the masjid or you're you go to the same place every day, and you're kind of using that energy to keep moving forward. It helps because we don't always have strong willed for sure.

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All right, I don't think everyone got the question fully. But I think we have a light of God. Yes. Yes, light Iftar Yes, eat less, eat less, eat less, eat less flawed, and you'll have a better aroma been 100% Hands down. Like I guarantee it, try it one time come for don't have a full meal and come first.

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And then try have a full meal on campus like that we can tell the difference will let you enjoy the more you'll think that the voice of the person that's reading is worse when your stomach is full. Because it's just you can enjoy if you're too tired or too heavy. You want to sleep we're mammals, when we eat, we sleep. That's how our bodies work, ever, you know the the post lunch

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yawns if you work out where you work and you have a nice lunch, you're dozy for an hour because what your body is like is the moment you eat you need to lie down for a bit and just rest so if you have your fluid on you really pack that you pack it down then you're gonna come here and it's gonna be very difficult for you you're not gonna enjoy it. So eat less coffee if light of Thor come early, you know attend the pre Asia even if you don't do it here if you're closer to another masjid, I honestly I tell people attend whatever the message that's closest to you is the one that you're more likely to the most likely to stick to for the 30 days because it's about consistency. It's about

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being there every day. So look around where's the closest masjid and then go and stick attend whatever it is that they're doing there and just stick to it for the 30 days so that you get the consistency of doing that

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and eat light and go so you can actually enjoy your thought and eat after after after television sleep. Alright, so I will point out here what's the most important goal to achieve out of the following in Ramadan for you and I put a couple of stuff up here so maybe give me some rank them for me. So I put financial sure or presents with Allah subhanaw taala I put up connect with the Quran, recite understand, memorize whatever you want whatever matters to you become a regular at the masjid become more involved with your community. Get your deen and affair like get your deen affairs in order to fix up if your deen is not doing well fix up your deen and get it get in an order

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strengthening what you care about the OMA now I want to get rid of bad habits I want to improve my prayers meaning commitment versus quality so rank them for me if you can let's see what we can look at here. This helps me to because when I'm running all these programming in Ramadan it's helpful for me to know what exactly the people that I'm dealing with are working with what is it that we're looking for, so that we can make sure that we

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know when to have bad habits? Oh

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yes, please fall down a little bit lower because I can't read your bad habits.

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Ramadan Can I can't Allah is designed to read your bad habits, or Milan is designed to read people have bad habits and it does get sessions that I run I teach this quite a lot. So large adjustment from a bond is a large adjustment. There are small adjustments there are large adjustments small adjustments is an addition of a 10 minute activity to your day or removal of 10 minutes of activity of your day. A large adjustment is something that yanks your schedule your routine completely throws it off it's balanced altogether which is Ramadan does Ramadan and completely ruins whatever schedule you had throughout the year. You cannot keep up with you can't continue to live the way you were

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before Ramadan is just Ramadan is too hectic. Because you have to wake up for support every day. You have to have your as a whole you have to go for officialdom Charlaine Gemma or pray for Israel and do the record so you don't fall asleep immediately after departure. And then you're hungry all day long. So the there's no point in doing a lot of stuff during the day. What are you gonna do go out with people most of our activities as human beings surround are based on food

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Oh there's something to drink like without those two things are socializations aren't that fun and you know you're tired anyways you're not at your best because of the fact fasting so you don't do as much socializing during the day and then once smoking happens if thought it smells live and then immediately you have a shot almost right after that and then you have done oh yeah, so the night is very busy, and then you're tired at the end of it, you want to do that again. So this schedule is very rigid, you don't have a lot of flexibility within it. So it's a large adjustment large adjustments are very very good at getting rid of bad habits. But this fell down a bit Oh, no, still

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number three. So number one is right now is the Quran Beautiful. Okay the Quran I could not agree more shallow Ramadan Allah the wounds you know, feel Quran, Ramadan is Ramadan because of the Quran. So it's actually not the other way around is it is Ramadan because of the Quran meaning Ramadan is a month of beauty lcm and of Allah Allah Allah is blessing because the Quran was was revealed in it.

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That's where it gets its merit. Ramadan gets its status and its ranking from the Quran, the Quran was read. The Quran is so valuable to Allah, it's so valuable to us that the month that it was revealed in is going to be the month of baraka and the night it was revealed it will be the night of Fedora United status. That's the importance of this book. So for sure, you want to connect with the Quran. So attend tarawih headsman and listen to the whole thing open the most happened. Let the Imams recite and go through it. And if you're holding Ambleside, you can't read Arabic. Make sure the translations right there beside you so you can read the translation as well. Attend sessions

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that are focused on explaining Quran. Take for yourself a specific amount that you recite every day, personally, based on what your capacity if you're 100 do more than just a day if you're someone who can barely read Arabic, take a few lines every day just recite the Quran and internalize what it means. Remember, memorize Milan to memorize the Quran we were taught when I was a kid memorizing the Quran Ramadan was always our most productive month I've handled by far the most productive because when you're when you don't have food in you, you actually your brain works much better to a certain degree and then right before Moses he kind of just

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stops but before that you actually have a capacity to memorize so min Ramadan do some memorization with this ASCII photo or right after also like when you're done your work use use it for that. So fine close your eye and presidents Yes, Ramadan is very good for that purpose for sure. He says Alia salatu salam either kinda oh well you laid out in mid Ramadan.

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Put your heart Abu Abu Jannetty Fela, mula caminhada. AB Well, holy Abu Abu Nari, Fela muta Hammond hubub. So once the first night of Ramadan occurs, Allah subhanaw taala opens the gates of heaven and no gate will be closed and he closes the gates of Jahannam and no gate will be left open. Which is why which is what we which is why we experienced what we experienced throughout this month. This is something different about investments different about the losses are going to opens the gates of heaven closes the gates of Jahannam well Sophie that is shaped Murata to share clean and all of the shayateen and he's the bigger ones are all chained and pulled back the gentleman so they don't have

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that listless ability anymore. So you're living it's like a little a truce. It's a time of peace your enemy the one that keeps on giving you these ideas and vice versa is not there. The case of John number close the case of gender are now open. You can't smell it. But your heart can feel it.

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You can smell it with your sight Your nest is capable you're able able to sense that difference. And this is what toma de Mirage and then Allah Subhan Allah has someone call and yeah Bell he'll highly available via via Sheree. Alcocer. Then someone calls oh the one who wants hired the person who's looking for him to come up and we'll come closer, whereby he showed the one who wants shouted officer to stay back stay behind. There's more than there is sure. And that's why the first night Come Sunday night, the Sunday show like not not today. But next Sunday, next Sunday night, you'll find people entering massage it all across the world in the hundreds of millions, hundreds of

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millions of people enter massage and hundreds of millions of people who never entered massage it like they don't, they just don't come to massage it and for the love and the other 11 months of the year. But come that first night and second and third day. And they and why some of them don't even know what it's just they do. Allah subhanaw taala is opens he calls upon the hearts of his creations, his servants they come to him. And you know they are looking for something and they're looking for this piece. They're looking for that close to that presence, that connection that they want with Allah somehow that doesn't it's not cheap. It doesn't come easily. You can't imagine that

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something that valuable is going to happen with you know, an effort of a day or two. No, you want to be connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala what's more valuable than that anyways? What is there that in this world that has even remotely close value to do being connected with Allah subhanaw taala there's nothing this is the most valuable thing in the world. So if you are blessed with that, like if you're, if you're given that bounty where you feel that you have that presence with Allah subhanaw taala then you are amongst the very few people who have that. These are riches that are unpacked

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are a little to this world. But it doesn't come cheap. It doesn't come cheap, you have to commit yourself, you have to actually commit yourself and you have to be consistent. You have to show up. And maybe the first year you don't get it the way you want or the second year, the third year, but it will happen. And you will find it because Allah subhanaw taala once you just show him that this is meaningful to you and show him that you actually actually want it. We talked about habits,

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prayers. So the last one is being becoming more involved with the community.

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Look, last thing, least important thing, being more involved with the community.

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Whenever I do surveys and rankings, I'm always interested in the last thing, not the first, I can predict the first two or three, no problem. I want to know what the least important thing to people is. Because honestly, my job is to raise awareness about stuff that people don't think are important. Yeah, being being involved in a community not important. What else is there? That's important? How else do you think you're going to survive? How do you exist in this role, you exist on your own in silos, you're just one person you just floating around. And I know, you exist in a community, if you're only as strong as your community is, you're only as capable as your community

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is.

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There is no there's no exception to this rule. The strength you have as an individual from an Islamic perspective, is correlated directly with the strength of your community. If your community is weak, it doesn't matter. I mean, if you go play a soccer game, football, or you play basketball, if you're a great player, but everyone around you can't play, you're gonna win. You're not gonna win. This is a team. This is a team game is a team effort. It's not individual effort. You can't you can't, you can't be the best player in the world. If you're if you're surrounded by teammates who are unengaged, not doing well, you're going to lose. So if you're actually a team player, your

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interest becomes not becoming just the best player yourself, but engaging the people around you as much as possible, and getting them to their A game and allowing them to reach their potential because what's the goal here? You shine, you lose. You lose the game, but you scored a couple of goals. You're the only one who scored on your team, but you lose the game, but you're gonna get what you want. You're still lost. Yeah, you have it but you still lost or is the goal to win. If the goal is to win that you have to get everyone around you do the same. Or go play a singular sport. A solo sports slam is not that slam is not a solo effort never has been. Never will be. That's why Gemma is

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central. Essential you want to pray better come to Jamar it makes no sense upfront.

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I think about this and zoom out a little bit of Islam. It makes no sense. You want to pray and connect with Allah Subhanallah better yeah, come to a group why this is between me and Allah subhanaw taala Why would I come to a group if I want to improve my connection with Allah subhanaw taala it's just me and Allah, why would it come to just come to a group and do it a congregation that's how you're going to strengthen your because this is a team effort. It's a group effort. So forgive me if this kind of does not make me too happy.

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You should care more about being involved in your community. And maybe we're not doing a great job in wrestling people but maybe that's what Ramadan inshallah Tada, will will change.

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I think there's one more Yes. So percentages, in terms of importance of stuff to do. So I chose these so you don't get to choose them you get to choose, just choose how important they are. So find your own congregation that always made the hokhmah attend Knowledge Circle, read Quran daily, complete, a certain amount of daily invocations would mean to speak and you still follow Salah Linda Dahlia salatu salam, and focus on fasting properly.

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rank them in terms of what you think they are in

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their importance to you significance. If you're going to choose something to focus on what you focus on the most. What's the least important what's the most important to you in terms of your focus

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sorry if this is what you're looking for, but I'm hoping to maybe engage people a little bit more than within this session

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All right.

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So we have a nice theme of interest in the Quran.

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If you go back to the slides before there's interest in connecting with the Quran and being more connected to the Quran, I love it. It's my it's my that makes me any beyond happy.

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I don't think that there's anything more beautiful than embracing and finding your heart in the Quran. Like finding your heart in the Quran the memory because it used to say, but it has become filled Quran for LM digital PUBKEY infc cafe and hula Ballack. So he said look for your heart in the Quran. Like if you're trying to find your emotional connection with Allah Subhanallah look for it in the Quran. And if you don't find in the Quran, then cry anyways because you have no hearts cry, cry for yourself that you have no hearts inside of you. And that was his that was his way of looking at it alone around the body. But the concept is in the Quran is the Quran is the words of Allah

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subhanaw taala that will be meaningful to you if you give it the chance to do for you what it did for the Prophet Allah you saw somebody did for the Sahaba What did for all the scholars came later? So Quran they always go back to that word and going back

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To the sewer, the teachings of this of this of this book, and we have no way the Quran saved us once or twice or three times, you know, save us again. And if we are in a position where we feel lost and we feel that we can't find our way, then we go back to the source that has always saved us and we go back to that book of Allah subhanaw taala. Again, we will find within it our salvation will find within it your way back to glory or Bay back to stability into dignity, which is what we're missing. today. We're missing these basic basic Gatlinburg concepts to reapply in daily 28% folk focus on pricing Pricing properly. Yes, of course. There's a typo there forgive my bad spelling.

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There's an E missing information in congregation. And tomorrow we have a look at tomorrow. Yes, attending and always struggling to complete a certain amount of daily obligations. Yeah, they're all important. I can't judge any what's highest than what's what's slowest, but they're all important. It's all very important. Focus on on fasting properly, because the bulk of agile in Ramadan is based on how you fast the bulk of agile phenomenon the biggest Agile is how you fast and how you actually carry yourself throughout fasting. And in terms of your what you're going to be doing in need of service. And if studies everything you do on Ramadan is as a job, as long as it's not haram and you

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will study when you're fasting, you get a job when you work and you're you're fasting, you get a job. When you serve your community, your volunteer you get a job because you're fasting everything you do that is not a sin you can afford it because it's an extremely important. Yeah, and you're doing it when you're hungry and you're tired. So you just got a lot of manual for doing it.

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You're gonna CONGREGATION I push this a lot, that's our merchandise is based on it is better than Turabian is the most important salah of the day. And in Ramadan, it's especially more important because it marks the moment you start fasting. So try to get it in congregation as much as possible. You're already awake, you wake up first of all, you had something in your stomach, you're kind of awake now. It's hard to go back. Maybe I don't wanna say hard because some people say no ain't hard at all, but that's fine. You're awake, go and pray. And then don't You don't have to attend to lessons afterwards. But go and pray for John and go back. Use that early morning moment for reading

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Quran daily, right? Like fishing and congregation helps you get all the other stuff but you want to read Quran daily, that's the best time when else are you gonna do it. You have that between pleasure in school or work and so by the time we want to be for the rest of the day is like it is a marathon. You're just running through here and trying to read Quran every day before Maghrib you're gonna do it. You won't do it because before Monday we're too tired. You're not focused, you have a headache, it's okay just sit there and maybe just a little bit or just lie down and take a rest until until I'm loving it but do it after you're done all you always especially if you're young, especially the

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younger people here attend the customer don't There are we in the city that don't have a hotma that's for the are elderly brothers and the people who are not you you should attend that are out there with the whole cries being recited at least once the Prophet alayhi wa sallam would recite the whole Quran during Ramadan within his prayers 810 times 810 times you would pray for five six hours every night it has led to a slump that oh yeah became a Sunday because he but he stopped because it didn't want it to become full body and so he stopped a few nights coming out he would still do at home. He would recite the Quran in abundance. We only do a night you get the climb done once

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throughout the month with that mandatory nightlight.

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i Dream inshAllah msgid where we have two customers running one for the lazy people we're only one customer is going to happen in Ramadan. The other one were recited twice in thought Ramadan but it's hard when the 15 o'clock man that 20 nights for the actual people want to push themselves and that's why I grew up in a masjid in Saudi that's what they used to do is be two levels lazy people downstairs and upstairs those used to fill up all the teachers are nice people is to fill up Subhanallah I believe in the fact that if you if you raise the standard a little bit yourself and you aim for excellence and you work hard people respond to that they'll come and people will hold

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themselves to a higher standard. I think if we accept mediocracy from ourselves, it will be accepted for everyone around us and slowly we'll just kind of keep on lowering the standard lowering the standard I think we just have to push ourselves a little bit more and there's a lot of beauty and doing there's a lot of beauties a lot of high that comes from that and and I don't know how far but it's a very specific it's very delicate. I can't push too quickly. Can I push too quickly? You know shout at me. Oh yeah, you gave me breaks the the hair and then no one comes anymore. Altogether. Excellent. Giacomo had is very, very nice.

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So I want to point out a few things for you. Thank you for participating in jell o this was helpful for you. I want to point out a few things for you. So

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this is these are some points regarding making this Ramadan inshallah your best sermon ever. Number one is an opportunity for repentance. Use it as an opportunity for you to perform proper Toba turning back to Allah subhanaw taala in the way that is required. And Toba not just from a specific sin, but Toba from a way of life. That's what I'm more interested in. You can do a telco from a specific sin, but Amazon offers you the ability to from Toba from a way of life from an attitude and perspective, a worldview and a general way of doing things. I'm not doing that.

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anymore. I'm going to do Toba from all of that I wasn't wrong. That wasn't right. Everything I was doing there was all these problems. I want to do Toba from that I want to live better, I want to be better, and that's what I want. That's a good intention to have at the beginning of Ramadan of just performing repentance from all that came before. Yes, specify the sins that you're very worried about the bad habits but take a bigger a bigger step. Take a bigger umbrella approach that Ramadan is going to yank out my routine and give me something different. I want to choose that first moment as a Toba from all that was before I turned a new leaf and with Allah subhanaw taala just be a

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different person I think you get that opportunity only in Ramadan Allah subhanho these changes happen wherever agenda open above and now to closes share our thinking are gone there is this medicine just you know, the tide by real hierarchy will be a reaction after the tide changes the people who want higher today there it's like you're you're pushed along pushed along to do it. And those who don't want to do that push back a bit that makes them more difficult. Good deeds are made easier in Ramadan and bad deeds made more difficult for you to actually actually do so use those changes in Allah spontaneous creation subhanho wa Taala and benefit from it Jana is calling upon

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calling upon those who want it. John knows where whoever wants it. You want and then work hard for it. You think you're gonna be given it cheaply, no, in the satellite, Allah Allah Allah Allah, Allah in the satellite, Allah Hill Jana Silla is the commodity or the trading peace.

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The project's Allah subhanaw taala is set out what he has is the bargaining agenda. This is what you're trying to bind. We're trying to try to get it it's very very expensive, and his bargain peace agenda. This is not going to come don't come cheaply put that effort in

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making yourself welcome into this I love this. This what you do you know how open what it was. If you find like a stamp it says welcome Donna welcome is the only something that is an endowment something that's only for that you're gonna be used for the sake of Allah can't be sold can't be bought. It's not a part of the of the market. It's nothing there's nothing in it that that has any value in terms of the it is there is dedicated for the service of Allah and His creation. That's what you say walk. So stamp yourself in Ramadan. Just make yourself worth I am for this month for these three days I am for Allah subhanaw taala once you do that, you will find the beauty of it. And

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then you will keep that stamp on you for the rest of your life. And you will work for Allah subhanaw taala you will you will you will work for Allah. Like what was what were the MBA? What were the prophets, aside from people who, who dedicated their entire lives for the sake of Allah subhanaw do that. Dedicate your life you're not going to you will not regret it. You won't regret it. I guarantee you won't regret it. It'll be the best decision of your entire life. And Allah Hi Stella, me Nina and foster home while at home, the NLL emoji. And indeed Allah has bought he has bought the transaction just is requires your involvement he's already bought, he bought to your life and your

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wealth, like you everything that defines you. And gender will give you agenda here I bought, I'm taking your life and your wealth, here's agenda and for it, you just have to sign on. Just sign on and dedicate yourself. Make yourself work. Try it the beauty of making self work. A part of that is volunteering. I want to point this out just in case you don't know. Because I actually had this conversation with a few people and find out they didn't know and they were surprised. I'm like, Alright, good. This is a good point for me to explain to. Let's say your intention is I'm going to pray the filter away every single night and you do and that's what you're doing. And then one night

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you're required. For example, there's a there's a mess that someone's like, can you help us with with parking or help us with something outside? It's like, Alright, you go do it. When you do that. You get to agile, you get the measure as if you're praying that oh, we fully you get the full measure, including the idea that you get up service of people.

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If you're serving, if you're doing something outside, like you're putting up tables, you're standing at the door, you're helping with whatever you're doing if you're doing that and your mind that if very clearly then if I wasn't doing this, I'd be standing right behind the Imam quoting the Quran that you are banking both as you're you're getting if you're if you're intelligent would be no if I didn't wasn't doing this, I'd be at home watching Netflix and then No, you don't use get the agenda volunteer, you got to do your volunteering. You don't get the edge of solar, if you want both. So a lot of people I talked to not sure about volunteering. No, no, you don't understand. If you're given

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the opportunity to volunteer. And your intention is I want to do I want to do I want to be there for every act of worship, you bank both. Now, that being said, you should make sure that your volunteering or you're helping any center should be properly scheduled. So you get to pray to so you get to pray every couple of you're not spending all three nights standing outside in the parking lot. No, you have the right to be a part of this. But if you're in your heart, you're very clear. I would be right up front. That's where I would have been would have been then you get the pleasure of both. The Prophet Allah is on taught us these things. He would go on a battle and he would say Funan

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Yeah, God, I don't know who am I now who have he made it

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They're talking about someone who was ill, like they got the full Azure as they lie in their bed, because if they weren't ill they would be with us here to get you to get the full schedule.

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They're here with us. And this goes for everything you do within your life. You got the Azure running that of your of your habit, what's your habits, you'd be praying, then you get all of that even if you're not necessarily there. So just something to think about when you make that work. Well

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not just

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for yourself in terms of your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala also in terms of service, you can make yourself well for the sake of Allah so it's very beautiful. Yeah, I don't have that peace in my life much anymore. There has to be sitting up here and running my mouth the whole time. But it's nice to do something for others and actually serve them and there's there's bucketing done. Learn the beauty of getting learned the beauty of serving someone else of making their life a little bit easier, Allahu Allah if you don't understand this and don't learn it then there was always going to be this this discrepancy and this distance you had between you between you and the dean but you

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know Allah Subhan tells you to find joy in serving other people and doing something nice for them and making their lives easier. Well like the joy in life is not in taking something. Joy is in giving. If you will, for example in your life if you don't if you if you still find that receiving a gift is more joyful to you than giving one then you haven't learned Islam yet. But you have not perfected this craft. This art is not clear to you the joys and giving and watching someone benefit from something that you offered them not in receiving it. That's the beauty that's the job that's what's fulfilling is knowing that you had something you offered it someone else and they benefited

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from it and you know you're up inshallah this runs this agile will run for me in my life is so meaningful. Well, life is so meaningful. And with a consumeristic consumerism based on

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timing and place and country and everyone is just about it's all about consuming and taking time to get you get out of this city Ramadan slows it all down, get out Fatah dosa and find joy in offering someone something to eat and watching them eat it and watching that food going into their stomach and then feel hungry. You know what Allahu Anhu said once I love this, this narration he was with the Prophet alayhi salam during the Hila they were out on the way back to Medina, maybe too many from Mecca to Medina. And obviously, you know, the story was difficult to have to go to the throat and for three nights they almost got caught and then they they looked like it didn't go perfectly.

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So it took longer than expected and they didn't have it didn't end up having as much as they wanted to have with them in terms of food and provision.

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And they got a bit hungry and a bit thirsty as well. A little bit thirsty so they came it was looking at each other that was in the desert can be fatal thirst in the desert can can end your life. So the reading and they finally on their way there they ran into a Bedouin tent and they went to the person and they asked for something to drink and the person offered them something to drink the hula buckle

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call for Sheree Rasulullah satellites and this is wording for shut Eva Rasulullah he had 38 or hotter leads the Prophet Allah Islam drank until I was full

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to the Prophet Muhammad drank until I felt full because he would he'd rather in his in his stomach than his own or the other one understand that love that love where I am seeing going to him I'm full house he says in his Sallalahu it is like we said it was me but that's the concept that's why on the Day of Judgment

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within Jana

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with ingen there's a door it's not outside of Jana is what has your height and we'll talk about you can understand it the other way as well but it's his understanding I find it fascinating because it is in that field Jannetty bourbon in field Jannetty bourbon it within Jana there's a there's a door most people understand it as a door outside but the way it's being said is different. With internet there's a door called Orion

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the satisfied re our tower is when you're

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putting water somewhere until until there your your quenching the thirst. That's what he is. So what are a yawn is the door where the thirst is quenched. That's what it means. So he said on a suspended within Jana, there's a door lead Holman hula saw a moon only the people who truly fasted properly will enter from this door. And why because they're gonna because the name is Bella Yan, quench thirst or satisfaction. I felt the weight until I felt satisfied. And you'll go on to the end, the only the sign will enter into that door. And the only fully satisfied there'll be anything that was missing in their life will be filled up again, whatever it was, whatever whether it was whether it

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was some emotional, some something lacking emotionally or financially, there's always something about us where, you know, we never got enough of it. So it just it just weighs on us throughout our lives. And that's fine. Everyone has that and just is different in terms of whatever field it's in. Whether it just depends on where and what story of life you had. But there's always something missing. They didn't have it. Maybe your dad didn't hug you enough when you're a kid or if you're a boy or if you're having Middle Eastern dad for example. Or maybe maybe you always watch your friends having new stuff and you didn't have enough money to buy this stuff is always something that just

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kind of just kind of weighs on you and you'll go through

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like knowing it's there not always to be able to deal with it and it always just makes you feel bad such a part of you it just breaks your and then your milk. Orion well so for your article rabuka Turbo you go and then you're it's all filled up colors you don't feel you don't feel that lacking. You don't feel that anything that's missing anymore you don't feel that you were deprived of anything. It was all there for you and it's a beautiful concert that I find. I find Yanni just nice to nice to bring up investing in your Asada investing for the most important act of worship that you got, you do it five times a day, it really should not be a burden. You shouldn't feel like this is

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hard to do. This is beautiful to do. This is an opportunity. This is Allah subhanaw They're offering you a 5555 meetings a day. This is this is an offering, we don't even deserve this.

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You have to you have to flip the active you have to flip the view of this Salah is not so that you're held accountable for it but it's an offering here meet the King of Kings appointments out of five times they speak to him bring to Allah subhanaw taala your your sorrow, your agony your pain, bring to Allah Subhan Allah that which you hope for once or Fredo speak to Allah subhanaw taala invest in to make doing this right? You get a lot of practice on Ramadan. Right you get a lot of practice you aside from the five prayers today how are we what is still okay, it's just practice practice makes improvement maybe not perfect, but it does really well. If you don't pray well pray

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aloft at all we get used to it get get into that system surely will hold on to it more, you cannot perfect anything with the first couple of trials you have to do it a lot. Still a lot until you figure it out what holds you back what what you struggle with what aspect of Surah is problematic for you or difficult for you and then you find ways around it and then you find that beauty and Salah will lie all it takes is one says done within Ramadan that is meaningful or when I need like either you pray where whatever the Imam is seeing touches your heart or one two out that you listen to that just you know hits in the right spot and you'll find yourself in a moment of complete bliss

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that you will wish never ends and it will be a moment where the Imam is doing to Kabir and you're upset that they did the community will come and tell them just give it another minute give it another minute I don't I never can experience this give me an extra minute and that's that's what you look for. And if you get that once in a lifetime the tastes of it will stick with you for the rest of your life and you'll always pursue it and you'll find it in your life and and it's beautiful so look for it invest in yourself because there's nothing more valuable than investing investing in your solar I want to share with you a hadith stop working Can someone help me

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if you're Hadith Muslim,

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say Kulu I'm living in Adam Allah Who

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it has turned out to be actually I'm fairly happy they said they made it about effing the Quran Allah who is the Virgin illicium In the holy war energy Z been in the hotel aka Shehata who well Tama whom in agilely you saw me for Hatha Annie Farhan and a few three he will follow how to an end the rica Europe be with a Hulu family saw me Althea boo and Allah He Maria hell mosquitoes LASR to a Salam. Indeed everything you do has a specific amount every good deed has a specific calculable amount that you get for it. So hi Sarah is times by 10 up to 700 maybe more but it has is calculated. Allah says except cm that is mine. That's my territory. No one calculates that I will

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personally give you a feel for that when you'll come in be surprised by that you'll Milltown but there's nothing to attach to it. He says indeed, in the hotel aka Shehata, who Wattana home and add my servant left his Jehovah, his desire and his food and his drink for me. No, we have to talk about this, you did this you actually held back from your shahada and your food and your drink your thirst and your hunger for me. We're going to talk about this personally. There's something about heighten the person who was fasting as to moments of happiness far higher than in the history a moment of happiness when they break their fast you're hungry you eat it's nice so far, you're happy you broke

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your fast well follow heighten and, and a moment of happiness and delta era when you meet your Lord on the Day of Judgment when you're when you're granted that meeting with him Subhana wa Tada what a Halluf over me saw him and the bad breath of someone who is fasting because they can't yet take a mentor. He can't do anything like that is more beautiful in the eyes of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, then the most beautiful perfume of musk.

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That being said, Don't blow into people's faces when you're fasting.

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Because it will cause some degree of of problems. But Allah Allah saying any degree of sacrifice that you make for me is beautified. Like any you're not eating and drinking and it's causing something negative about yourself is beautiful in my eyes. You're sacrificing you know, eating and drinking so you don't have the ability to Yeah, so

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Even that's beautiful to me because it's evidence of your sacrifice is evidence of your commitment. So if you have a hadith to hold on to because it is slotted on there a few before we go for a shot inshallah

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give me another one more.

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perfect. You have to be the man measuring the rates with the profiles on either guy now oh well Leila made Ramadan Sociedad Shailene or Mara that will Jin

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Hwa will Jannetty falam Yoko Lachman hubub will holy catch up wa buena el Amin, amin hubub we know the Munna then Yabba real query aka bill. reassuringly, consider when Allah Hirotaka Amina natty weather Anika frequently Leila, he says Ali Salatu was on the first night of Ramadan the shayateen are chained up they're removed and all the doors of heaven are open all the gates are open nothing is left closed and all the gates of Jana Johanna number close and nothing is left open. And someone calls we don't know the winner is someone who I call her that Allah on their booty call. Yeah, but he'll be the one who wants to come close about here Shut up to the one who wants evil stay back.

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Well Allah here AutoChart Mina No, and ALLAH SubhanA grants people freedom of punishment that the chains around the neck connected Jahannam are broken. And that happens every single night in the night within the month of Ramadan

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when we're perfect, and he said that he assaulted them Hadith narrated by Imam Hakim, a man to be happy as well. But there hasn't been a CRM agenda. So Yam is a protection for you use it as a protection for you from haram and from things that are are frowned upon within within this world. But that guy now had to come saw amen for a lot of us are your food? Well, I urge you, if you're fasting, then don't do it. Don't gossip and talk about things that are haram or don't fall into into a sexual relationship with your with your spouse or others what I imagine and don't get into a dispute or a fight with someone and raise your voice and have them raise your voice to you. When

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Imran Saba who Oh Shama who fell Yeah, call in you saw him. And if someone says something to you, that is just respectful harms you say indeed I am someone who is fasting I don't engage in these types of activities. It's not a threat. It's a reminder for yourself that you don't engage

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with your client ladies, your CRM or annual biannual shut up and no CRM or you know love we were refers. Fasting is not just from from food and desire, fasting is from Lahu it from wasting time and doing things that are useless and often saying things that are not appropriate to CRM, you're you're fasting with your eyes and your ears and your your tongue and your mind. This fasting is very powerful if you if you use it if you use it appropriately.

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That is what I wanted to share with you in Charlotte today with the intention of making this upcoming Ramadan, the best Ramadan of your life, I will do this every year. So if this becomes a broken record to you find some other place to this, I will continue to push for every Ramadan to be your best because you never know it may be your last and you can always do better than what you did last year for sure. And there's only there's only upwards when it comes to your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala I love the word of Musa Ali's and I'll end with that inshallah for you. I don't think we have enough time for questions but you're welcome to put one up and I can always try and

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address it after Salah when he says that he has a lot to say and he's asked

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by Allah subhanaw taala

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Well, my Angelica I'm calling mica Musa.

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Because Allah told him that there'll be a meeting at this time at this place. So most artists that I'm had held on kind of take care of my insulin, and he kind of moved a bit quicker. Like he got he got up with his horse faster than everyone else. And he was making it closer so Allah subhanaw taala asked him Maharaja, like why did you why did you come quicker than the people? Your people call it a hula hula theory. So don't worry, they're coming behind me so I didn't leave them unattended they're on their way. Well I do to La kirribilli turba and they came to you Europe quickly so I can satisfy you. Because I wanted to I wanted to come close they're all coming I didn't abandon my people

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they're on their way. I just wanted to be closer I want to make it closer to them. And I think that's the model of Ramadan well ideal to Erica Robinett are welcome come quicker. Push yourself more do more than others and yeah, they're with you inshallah keep people moving with you. But do a little bit more. Show that eagerness and being close to Allah subhanaw taala showing Allah subhanaw taala Jana your love so and with that inshallah Allah will go first. We'll make a dynamic disclaimer. No swearing does not break your fast but just take away from your answer a few questions Inshallah, if you put them