Adnan Rashid – Ramadan – Dont Waste It

Adnan Rashid
AI: Summary © The importance of avoiding crimes and refuse comply with instructions from the Prophet in Islam is emphasized, as it is the time when Islam is revealed in the book of Surah. The upcoming month ofFinancial is also highlighted as a critical time for forgiveness and forgiveness in the context of history. Prayer at night is also emphasized, as it is a sign of Islam's mercy. The importance of avoiding distractions and avoiding wasting time in busy months is emphasized, and the importance of honoring parents and family members is emphasized.
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This is the time to make Toba This is your opportunity to stop sinning this your chance because now Shayateen are chained so you should turn to Allah stop you're smoking you're lying you're cheating you bad behavior with your parents you bad behavior in the neighborhood. You're everything you do everything evil you may be doing minor or major this is your time to stop for God and turn to Allah and repentance

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Wa Sanaka Allah Rahmatullah aalameen makalah Rasul Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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mon Sama, Ramadan, Imana and Wabun all of it Allahumma taka Doberman Dombey. My respected brothers and sisters, I am honored to be here once again at at much O'Meara in East London Sharif.

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And it's always my pleasure to be with you. And today I will be addressing a very, very important topic. Because Ramadan is ahead of us, we are very close to the month of Ramadan. And it is one of the greatest blessings of Allah subhanaw taala the month of Ramadan is one of the greatest blessings of Allah subhanaw taala there are very few times or periods when a Muslim can actually make

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a tangible, solid, quality, connection relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. And the month of Ramadan is one of those periods there are other periods when you can do that, for example, when you are on Hajj, or the 10 days of the ledger, the first 10 days of the ledger. They are very special days, just like that. The month of Ramadan is one of those special opportunities from Allah subhanaw taala. When we can actually

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get our sins forgiven because we all sin, every single one of us is a sinner, every single one of us some on a minor level, others on a major level we all sin, we all by nature, make mistakes, we commit errors, and we sometimes commit sins deliberately, and we need Allah's mercy. The month of Ramadan is that time of hope. And we are not to give up on the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala

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because we are sinners and the Prophet sallallahu sallam said we are sinners, we must turn to Allah repeatedly at all times. And we cannot give up on the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala So the general rule is that we sin, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said

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Kulu bunny are them called PA, we'll head over pa in a while Boone all the children of Adam are sinners or they make mistakes. And the best of those who make mistakes are those who repent to Allah subhanaw taala. So

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by that virtue, we all make mistakes, and we all must repent and the Best of those who are not negligent towards repentance. What kind of people don't repent? What kind of people don't repent?

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To my mind. There are two types of people who don't repent.

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The arrogant ones, the ones who are arrogant, they have kibble. They don't think they have to repent. The thing they are right all the time. They haven't done anything wrong. They haven't made a mistake. They haven't cheated anyone. They haven't smoked or they haven't, you know, drunk something that's haram or they haven't had any illicit relationships.

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And the list goes on. They haven't cheated. They haven't lied. So some people don't ever mistake except the mistake. They don't ever surrender themselves to Allah subhanaw taala they don't ever bow to Allah in humility.

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So, this is one type, Kibera just like Emily's.

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This is what caused him to fall Kibber instead of repenting, when you rejected Allah's command, what does he do? He justifies it.

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He justifies another hero men who are now hero men who have looked on him in narwhal to maintain you made me from fire. And you made him from dust. They have therefore I am better. So he used his rationality to like allow him he used his rationality to super

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cede to override to overrule Allah's command. And instead of repenting when Allah questioned him on this, instead of surrendering to Allah submitting to Allah, what does he do? No, actually, you know what, I'm right. I'm right. I know better.

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This is what pride does. Arrogance. You know, this is what it does. It causes you to lose everything in life. You lose your relationships, you lose your dunya you lose your IRA, you lose everything when you are arrogant.

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Another type of people are those who are negligent, who are lazy

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or who lose hope.

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You can add a third category as well. Those who lose hope

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they think oh, I am so bad. That I will never be forgiven. There is no way out for me. For those people Allah subhanaw taala states in the Quran Oh do we live in a shutdown regime is one letter Monday, Rahim. Call ya everybody Alladhina Astra who Allah and fusi him latoken Ottoman Rahmatullah in the LA Yehudah de novo Jamia

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se O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam say to them

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from me, yah, everybody, all my slaves, what had Do not despair from the mercy of Allah latoken Otomi Rahmatullah Do not despair from the mercy of Allah.

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Because he forgives your sins collectively.

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He's forgive your sins. Collectively, he puts them together and he forgives them. Allahu Akbar. This is how generous Allah is. When Allah is telling you that He is Generous, He's forgiving.

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And he will forgive. Why do you doubt his ability to forgive? Why do you even put yourself in that position where you're thinking, you know, maybe not me? This is from Shaytaan. This is your little thinking. This is your short sightedness. This is your job. This is your ignorance of Allah. This is your ignorance of the Quran. This is your ignorance of Allah's majesty. When you start thinking that I am too bad, I'm not going to be forgiven.

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But what about those who do turn to Allah in repentance? Who wants to be forgiven?

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In spite of all the major sins and minor sins?

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What does Allah do with them, Allah forgive them.

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And the best time to do that my brothers and sisters is the month of Ramadan. This is why Allah subhanaw taala made this month a blessing for the entire Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, to the extent to the extent that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam stated in a very, very powerful Hadith so that you realize, you understand how important this time is.

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The Prophet sallallaahu Salam said, either Jah Ramadan, foot the hat observable Jana will only cut a boo boo na was so free that a Shayateen when the month of Ramadan comes

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the doors the gates of Jannah are widely open, widely open.

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And the gates of Jahannam are tightly closed, Allahu Akbar, this is with the

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foot hat.

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The prophet could have used the word for the hat. But when there is trash deed, there is emphasis that the gates of Jannah are widely open.

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And the gates of Jahannam are tightly closed, and chair Athena chained, why are they chained? So that you can have a month of respite from shaitan and your devils and your gins and your shell Thien whispering to you so that you can turn to Allah and dedicate your time? This is why you see the worst creatures on the planet, in the masjid in the month of Ramadan. Sometimes I'm not saying that's the fear Allah. I'm not saying people praying Travi are the worst creatures. No, no, no. I'm saying you will find some of the worst people out there you are seeing them the whole year. You don't see them in the masjid.

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Something happened to them in the month of Ramadan. crime goes down in certain areas. Okay. Drinking goes down, smoking goes down. Other issues go and they end up some people. Some of these people they've never seen masjid for the whole year. They end up in the masjid. What happens when what changes? So faded a child being the jinns are Shayateen have been chained. They have been chained. So there's, you know, no influence from the shell team. That

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where you end up in the masjid? So this is Allah's Mercy announced by the Prophet salallahu Salam, you want to be forgiven, you want a chance. You want Allah to have mercy upon you and forgive your sins, then this is your chance. This is your chance. And there is so much in this month that if you actually take benefit from it,

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you will be shocked.

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It's not only the entire month, but there are periods that are tiny within the month that Allah has allocated for special forgiveness, like the last 10 nights. And in those last 10 Nights, there is one called Laylatul Qadr. The Night of Power

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Laylatul Qadr is the night when Allah revealed the Quran.

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Allah subhanaw taala sent the ultimate sign of His mercy upon humanity in this night.

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So what what is the what is the indication here? The indication is that it is this night when Allah subhanaw taala expressed the ultimate gesture of His love, love for humanity, the ultimate gesture of his love for humanity, the ultimate blessing for humanity. The ultimate source of mercy for humanity was expressed was manifested in this one night and it didn't stop then it wasn't a one off.

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Because of that. This night will be a night of Mercy until the Day of Judgment because of that one act and what was that? What was that?

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In unzila houfy Leila

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Wa Leila Takada Leila to Kadri Cairo min Alfie Shahara, Allahu Akbar. It was in this night when the Quran was revealed. What is so special about that? Let me explain very quickly, when Allah introduces introduces himself to humanity in the Quran, when Allah reveals the Quran, and tells humanity what he wants from humanity.

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And within the Quran, within this book within this revelation, he introduces himself who is he? And there is a chapter specifically for that.

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And that chapter is called The Merciful,

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the merciful

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and that chapter is a rough man. So how does Allah introduce himself to humanity, or Rama on chapter 55 of the Quran? Surah Rahman,

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where Allah He starts to remind off his blessings he remind humanity and jinn,

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humanity and the world of jinn about the blessings This is why repeatedly you read this verse in the Surah for big Allah Arabic Ummah to cut the barn.

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Then which one of your Lord's blessings Will you deny you to you too? Who is he talking to? He's talking to mankind and jinn kind, which one of your Lord's blessing jewels you deny, why is Allah talking like this? Because he is reminding repeatedly this is who I am. This is what I did for you. And how does he start? subhanaw taala our Ramadan number one verse number one, our Ramadan.

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The Merciful, the Merciful. Why? Number one point, point number one, why is he Merciful? Allah Allah Quran Allahu Akbar. Point number one, our Lama Al Quran, he is the merciful because he taught the Quran. He is the one who sent it up. So what is Allah telling you here, that this is the ultimate sign of His mercy. This is the ultimate manifestation of His mercy the Quran. And this is why the month of Ramadan is important because it was in this month.

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In this night, when the Quran was revealed by Allah subhanaw taala.

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And the Alama are

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of the opinion that the Quran was revealed, of course, in the last 10 nights of Ramadan

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in the cave of Hira, when the Prophet sallallahu sallam was alone, and Gabriel came to him and took him into his arms and squeezed him hard three times and told him Accra read and the Prophet was shocked. He didn't know what to read. He said, Man, I'd be caught in I have not learned read what and then you write Ali Salam gave him the first five verses.

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of the Quran, which are to be found in Chapter 96 surah Allah Allah. The first five verses were given to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in the month of Ramadan. That's why in Surah Baqarah Allah subhanaw taala introduces the month of Ramadan as follows How do bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Shara Ramadan, Allah the unzila V Hill Quran Hoda Linares will be your naughty mineral Hoda well for Khan from virmani shahada min coma Shara for you assume who are mankind Karna Meridian our suffering fight dato min, I am an offer you read hola hola como UTRA wala you read the Qumulo surah. So Allah subhanaw taala here in Surah Baqarah verse 185, introduces the

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month of Ramadan, that the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for humanity and as a sign as a proof of guidance. And it is a criterion between hawk and Bothell. This book this revelation

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divides falsehood and truth ultimately, finally,

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for humanity

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and anyone who finds this month, anyone who finds this month, you must fast in it. Okay, and then it doesn't stop there. I'll come later to another point, the point of DHA which is connected to the month of Ramadan, Allah's mercy, so the month of Ramadan is the month of the Quran, not because the Quran was revealed in it that makes it the month of the Quran. But also in this month, you can read the Quran diligently and reach closeness with Allah subhanaw taala.

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So Allah's Mercy has been manifested through

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the month of Ramadan

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in a number of ways, number one was the revelation of the Quran in this month, which is Allah's

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manifestation of Allah's mercy, ultimately speaking.

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Then, also, there are injunctions about the month of Ramadan, whereby we are told by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa salam, that in this month, if you pray diligently,

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if you fast, diligently, your previous sins will be forgiven. For example, Allah rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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mon sama Ramadan, Iman and YT Saba and Wilfred Allahumma, Taka at the moment Dombey. Whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan, believing in its obligation, believing in the obligation of the month of Ramadan, which is from the Quran, and watch this Arban hoping in Allah's mercy that Allah will reward you for that belief and that action or acting upon that belief by fasting, then your previous sins will be forgiven.

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Now there is a debate among the Allah ma, this is only the minor sins or the major sins, some Alama albeit a minority, they actually say the actual wording of the Hadith. The apparent wording of the Hadith denotes or signifies the fact that all sins because it says,

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who fear Allah Houma. Takata momentum be over for Allah who ma Takata maman in Lumbee

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that your sins that you have sent will be forgiven from your sins. So this could be major and minor sins, so long as you're fasting is with firm eemaan in the belief that Allah has made fasting obligatory, and Allah subhanaw taala will reward you for fasting in the month of Ramadan. Allah will forgive you since what a great honor.

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What a great honor. What a great opportunity. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. What a powerful opportunity for Muslims, for believers to have this chance. Having disobeyed Allah for the whole year. Some deliberately, some unwittingly, you have the chance to turn to Allah and Allah will forgive your sins so long as you are humble. So you're not one of those three people. You're not a proud person. You're not negligent and ignorant towards Allah's Bounty.

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He's and you are not someone who has lost hope in Allah's mercy.

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You are truly fortunate if you are one of you know if you're not one of the three if you're not one of the three and you come to the masjid you fast in the month of Ramadan and stand in the month of Ramadan, a doc monk comma Ramadan, Eman and YT sovereign over Allah O COVID Allahumma Takata Wymondham anyone who stands in Ramadan. Again, this is

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about the night prayer. When you pray at night to Allah subhanaw taala your against sins will be forgiven. So the month of Ramadan is that golden opportunity when you can actually get your sins forgiven. Also Laila to color What does Allah say about it? It is in the month of Ramadan, it is to be found in the in one of the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan. This is why the Allah ma of Islam, they say don't miss any of them.

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Don't be stingy with Allah subhanaw taala don't start counting Oh, I'm gonna only pray on the 21st and I'm gonna be chilling on the 22nd I'm going to come back on the 23rd and I'm going to be chilling wonder. Do you think Allah doesn't know your minds? How you play games? No, don't do that. Because you don't know. You're you might have started Ramadan early. You might have started Ramadan late. So you don't know when you Ramadan will start.

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You don't know when you Ramadan will start. Right? Whether you started at the right time or the wrong time, it's possible to have one a day one or two days, you know,

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here and there. So for that reason, don't leave any of the 10 Nights don't leave leave any of the 10 nights you know why? Why am I telling you this? Why am I making this point? Because what Allah said and what His Prophet salallahu Salam said Allah said in the Quran

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in surah gokada How do we live in a shutdown regime similar to him in NS Allahu V Laila till product. Wah ma raka ma Laila Takada. You know Allah is language in the Quran is very powerful, don't take it lightly. The words of the Quran are chosen very carefully. This is Allah talking to you. And what does he say?

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He tells you that it was in this night when the Quran was revealed. Now he goes further Allah subhanaw taala. He asks you now that I've told you that the Quran was sent down, the ultimate manifestation of My Mercy was sent down in this night. What do you think this night is? While ma Draka? Ma a little cuddle? What do you think? Okay, or do you have a drug? Do you have the awareness as to what this night is?

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And then he answers the question, by simply telling you a formula, he gives you a formula. Allah doesn't even try to explain in detail, what this night constitutes and his blessings. Allah doesn't go into that. Allah simply states, Laila to Kadri Hey, Rahman, Al Fischer, Allahu Akbar, this one night is better than 1000 months.

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Better than 1000 months

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Subhan Allah, this one night is better than 1000 months and 1000 months are equal to 83 years.

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And I can guarantee you,

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I don't know the future, but I know, life experience or been around the world.

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I can guarantee you

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again, I want to be more careful.

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I think this is my thinking.

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This is my thinking. I think most of you will not live that long.

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I think I can be wrong. Again, I cannot guarantee would be like I'm trying to make a prediction. No. I know. On average, most human beings don't live for 83 years. Do you agree?

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Do you agree? Most people

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they kick the bucket at 6070 at max okay. They die at 6070 Most people actually in some countries life expectancy is very, very low in some African countries. Life expectancy. For example, Malawi, I was told last that the life life expectancies there is mid 30s. Most people died men 30 missed my mid mid 30s Okay, reasons another

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Question many, many countries in the world, there are

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very few people who lived that long.

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And there are many reasons for that many, many reasons.

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So what is Allah telling you in this verse, that this one night is longer or better than 83 years for what? For what?

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To do good deeds to go to do if you do good deeds in this one night, if you manage to find this one night, and if you pray diligently in all the 10 nights where it is to be found, it is one of the 10 Nights, one of the odd nights in the 10 nights of Ramadan, if you find it if you manage to actually worship in this night, Allah subhanaw taala or do sadaqa, do Khayyam or do an act of kindness or do any acts of goodness it would be as if you have done it for 83 Actually more than 83 years.

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Because Allah says Hi, Roman Alfie Shahar, hi, Roman, I'll feature it is better than 83 years. So this is Allah telling you, he is giving you an indication that make sure you don't miss this one night of worship, don't miss it. Don't miss it, you would be truly unfortunate, because it will only come a number of times in your life, your life is very short. It is very limited. Let me explain your lifespan, your life cycle, human beings, generally speaking, there are three parts to the lives, the first 20 years, the middle 20 years, and the final 20 years.

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60 years, if we divide our life into 60 years, first 20 years, you're still growing up. So that's your growth period.

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Middle 20 is that's your peak, the peak of your youth, when you hit 40, you start to decline your hair go wide, you start to get conditions and problems and joint pains and other data the list goes on. And by 60 You're already on bonus.

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So this is human life.

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Very short. And out of these 20 as you get in the middle, the peak of the youth, half of it you sleep.

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Half of you sleep. Right? If you sleep eight to nine hours, that's half your day gone. Right? The other half that's left a little bit a little of it. I want you to think very carefully about this.

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You're on holidays, you're you're with your friends, you're chilling, you're watching football, you're watching TV, you're studying going to uni, how much have you actually given to Allah subhanaw taala in that other half? Let's say cut your 10 your 20 years into 10 years. That's your peak, the peak of your youth is 10 years. When you're awake when you actually conscious, right? In that you're doing all other things, yes or no? Yes. How much have you actually given to Allah? subhanaw taala? How much of that? How much have you prayed your Salah? How much of sadaqa? How much of how much? And how much of actual good deeds? How much of your zikr is actually, you know, in that time, have you

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given told us one very little in comparison to your lifespan? Very little. Of course, you have first 20 years and the final 20 years as well if you lived that long, right? But the peak of your youth? How much have you have we actually given to Allah subhanaw taala? How much have we thanked Allah? How much have we worshipped him? How much have we honored him? How much have we loved him, practically speaking.

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And still he wants you to go to Jana.

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Still, he wants you to be successful. Still he wants to give you these chances. Still he wants to give you these times where you can actually compensate for all of that. All that time you have missed all that time you played games, you were busy with your kids, your wives, your you know, friends, and your work and your cars and your businesses and your education and other pastimes, all of that time that belongs to Allah,

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that you should have been worshipping Allah in that time.

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How does Allah give you a chance to compensate for that? This is how merciful Lord is. This is how, you know, this is how magnificent he is in his mercy and his generosity. He has given you one night every year. That equals

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or actually better than 83 years. If you find 10 of these knights

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at the peak of your youth, or even your elderly age or older age, you are loaded. You have a huge chance where Allah subhanaw taala will look upon you with mercy, because you again believed in the promise, number one, you believed in the promise and you acted upon it with the intention to be rewarded. This is very, very big with Allah. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu sallam said Montcalm Allah Allah Tala Kadri Minh comma Leila Tala Kadri. Eman and the sovereign warfare Allahumma taka domine Lumbee just like the month of Ramadan, there is a generic general Hadith that anyone who stands in Ramadan or worships Allah in Ramadan or FOTS. In the month of Ramadan, the sins

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will be forgiven just like that in this one night. If you worship Allah in this one night with the belief that this night has been ordained by Allah and hoping for Allah's reward, he will forgive you since not only the month of Ramadan will be a source of that. This one night Leila Takada will also be a source of that, and this is why the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam

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mentioned this very, very specifically.

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Okay, how about people who do not benefit from this great golden opportunity that Allah has provided for us?

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Okay, what are some of the ways to benefit for example, fasting is the first thing that comes to mind in the month of Ramadan. The virtue of Ramadan, I have already explained why this month is important and how powerful it is and how much of an opportunity it is for you all to take benefit from it.

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It doesn't stop there.

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I want to now explain what you can actually do apart from fasting and

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by the AMA label, you can also make dua

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firstly, number one is the Quran. You can read the Quran, I want to give some practical tips now. So that you can benefit from this great opportunity. We all understand now. I hope, do we understand how important Ramadan is? Yes, reminder is important. We already know how important it is. But sometimes we need this shake up call. I don't call it a wake up call. I call it shake up call. Right? We need to shake each other sometimes for them to realize or for us to realize how important it is. So now it's it's clear that Ramadan is a is a great blessing from Allah subhanaw taala one of the greatest blessings of Allah subhanaw taala. In this month, there are times and periods when we

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can actually get our sins forgiven. And we can turn to Allah with Toba. Okay, this is the time to make Toba. This is your opportunity to stop sinning. This your chance because now Shayateen are chained. So you should turn to Allah. Stop, you're smoking, you're lying. You're cheating you bad behavior with your parents, your bad behavior in the neighborhood. You're everything you do everything evil you may be doing minor or major. This is your time to stop for good. And turn to Allah and repentance. And Allah will forgive you. There is a promise. There is a guarantee that Allah will forgive you. Okay, so you make Toba in this month of Ramadan you make Toba to Allah

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subhanaw taala, sincere Toba your Allah helped me your Allah forgive me, Your Allah

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overlook my mistakes and my sins and give me the Tofik to remain steadfast. Give me it's the karma. Oh Allah only you can help me. No one else can turn my heart and my mind away from sins and bring it to you. Oh Allah only you are mocha label Kulu only you are the one who is miserable as Bob. You're the one who can turn my heart towards you. Or Allah turn our hearts towards you. I mean,

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the one who makes Toba is most beloved to Allah.

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And the one who makes Toba and Ramadan is even more beloved to Allah.

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So the prophets, Allah Salam said, in a hadith that when

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Use of slave of Allah

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turns to Allah with Toba.

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Allah becomes so happy.

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Imagine someone who has been sending someone who is sinful. Someone has done many sins in his life.

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And that person has a very low opinion on him of himself naturally low self esteem, that I'm a sinner. I don't even know if I'm going to be forgiven. I don't know. But what is Allah thinking of such a person?

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When he turns to Allah, in repentance, he obviously doesn't have the knowledge of Allah.

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And Allah tells us what Allah is thinking of such a person who is a sinner, who is burdened by his sins, and he turns to Allah and repentance with Toba.

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When he turns to Allah, Allah becomes so happy. Allah becomes so happy that it is like a person who is in the desert with his camel

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with all his belongings on the camera is food and his Sheesh, you know, all these provisions and the camel runs away. The camel runs away in the desert.

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And now this person has lost hope.

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Because the camel is gone. If the camera is gone, you're a dead man walking, you finished. You're only a matter of time.

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You'll die because you can't walk and cross the desert. Without water and food, you're going to die. But then, in that state of mind, his camel comes back.

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He is so happy. He is so happy to see this camel coming back. That he loses his mind out of happiness. And he says,

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Oh Allah, you are my slave and I am your Lord.

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He becomes so happy. He's so happy that he's lost his mind that he doesn't even realize what he's saying. You understand? You know, when you become so happy and so excited that you start saying things you don't understand.

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Right? This is how happy Allah subhanaw taala becomes the Prophet gave us an example, when a slave of his turns to Allah in repentance, making Toba a sinner, a sinner. Someone who has committed sins, walks into the masjid, falls on the masala and cries to Allah for forgiveness. He doesn't know. He doesn't know what Allah is thinking. But Allah has told us through the prophet, that Allah is so happy with him, that Allahu Akbar is like that person who lost the camera and found it again.

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It's like, he found his life. He found his life.

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And then such a person becomes like he as if he or she never committed a sin.

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Such a person is so cleansed and so cleaned. As if this person has never committed a sin.

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How many of you have killed people?

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I don't expect you to tell me and I hope you haven't.

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I'm sure none of you is a murderer. Alhamdulillah but this is East London. You never know.

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I'm only joking.

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May Allah protect us? May Allah protect our children, because there is a lot of shenanigans going on. Going out going around you know, out there drug violence and stabbings and things like that. May Allah protect us.

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But think about think about this that I know

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Inshallah, Nana of us are murtra I know that. I can.

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I know most people here Ma sha Allah Allah bless you.

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But what do you think of a person who has killed 99 people?

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99 people. This isn't al Bukhari. sahih al Bukhari 99 people.

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This person killed 99 people, and he wants to be forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala. He's a murderer, mass murderer. He's a mass murderer.

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So he goes to, you know, someone with knowledge, and he tells him that I have killed 99 people. Is there any chance for me and he tells him 99

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People out the biller no chance for you.

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You're finished. How do you even? I mean, how dare you even come and ask? So is it okay 99 So let let it be 100 He kills him.

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But he doesn't give up on Allah's mercy, even though he kills him but doesn't listen to him. And he's still seeking. So he goes to another person and he tells him Look, there is a town of some good people, you can go there, and I'm sure there is a way out for you right. So, he makes his way and he dies on the way this is a person now, who is this person? He is a murderer of 99 people plus a scholar, okay, plus a scholar. So, this is a very big sinner. This is this is a very, very bad person. This is a mass murderer. Right. So on the way he dies, so what is he actually doing? He is seeking Allah's mercy, yes or no. He is seeking Allah's mercy, right 99 People plus a scholar, he

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And then the angels come.

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There is a group of angels they want to take him to John know, how can this mass murderer have a chance of forgiveness will take him to jahannam. The other group says no, no, no, no, no. He was actually on his way to repentance. So we go by his intentions, he was actually repentant. He was on his path to repentance.

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So then they decide we measure his distance from the town he was making his way to from where he left. If his distance to the town where he was going for repentance is clover. Then we take him to Jannah. And if it is

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closer to where he left from, where he came from, then he goes to jahannam.

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They agree, Allah subhanaw taala stretches the land and brings him closer to the town of repentance Allahu Akbar. Why is the prophet telling us this? Why is the prophet tell us Allah Allah Islam telling us this story? Why? There is a message

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Kullu burner, buddy Ah ha. War Hyrule Hatha in a toga, Boon. All of you are sinners, all of you. But the best of you are those who repent. Never give up on Allah. Do not do that. Don't ever do that. Don't give up on Allah no matter what. No matter what the condition is, no matter what the time is, no matter what the day is, no matter where you are. Do not give up on Allah. Don't ever give up on Allah, His mercy, His compassion, his generosity is bigger than you can imagine.

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And the month of Ramadan, is that time because we're Allah actually talks about the month of Ramadan and calls it

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effectively, or tells us when the Quran was revealed. The month of Ramadan is when the Quran was revealed in Surah Baqarah verse 155, the very next verse, verse 166, right next to them, the verse of the month of Ramadan, the verse of the month of Ramadan in Surah Baqarah verse 150 585, the very next verse 186, what does Allah say, when my slave asks of me?

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What is our Salah got a body or knee? When my slave asks golf or asks me for any Corrib tell him, let him know that I am close, I am listening Allahu Akbar. Right next to the month of Ramadan, this verse

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that if you ask of Allah or you call upon Allah, know and remember that he is close, he is close. Then Allah says he's close. He's close. He's listening.

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Oh gee boo Dawa dari

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that I will respond to those who pray to Me who call upon me. I will respond. Allah is telling us that the iron when he calls upon me for just a jubilee for just a G Bo Li. Allah you know, be laleham yours you don't.

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So Allah subhanaw taala is telling us Allahu Akbar

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that those who call upon me my slaves. I am close. I'm listening and I will respond when they call upon me. I will respond. What more do you want?

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What more do you want? Why do you want to run to this guy that guy choo choo Baba cha cha mama. What what is wrong with you people? What is wrong with you people? Why do you even think of anyone else?

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When your Lord you Allah is talking to you in such clear terms?

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What either Solokha a body or knee when my slave or my slaves, my slaves, when they call upon Me for in the Caribbean close.

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So it's like there's a boss. It's like there's a boss in a company

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in an institution.

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And he has his doors wide open to the entire staff. Yes, he tells the staff, I am your boss, you need anything, you come straight to me.

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And when you come to me, I will listen to you and reward you.

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And the staff listens to him.

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The staff, they hear His voice, they hear his words, and they know what he means. Then what do these people do?

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They go to the secretary. They go to the manager. They go to the Cha Cha they go to the mama, they go to the Chief Chief Sarkar. Or some other Sarkar.

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They don't want to go to the boss. And the boss has written at the door and the doors oh, I am here come to me. You need anything come to me, who is to blame? Who is to blame?

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You the foolish people knowing well that the boss has told you I am here for you call upon me. I will listen to you. But you leave the boss and you go to all other people around who have no value. Who can't do anything for you?

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Who's to blame?

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And then they brutalize you the the the they misguide you,

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they take money from you. They take bribes from you. And still your job doesn't it doesn't get done.

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Because you are ignoring the boss who has the solutions.

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What either Solokha Hey buddy, I need to I need hurry.

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When you need something I am close call upon me. I will listen. And this is right next to the verse of the month of Ramadan. So make dua make plenty of dua beg Allah, big Allah for all his blessings. Beg Allah cry to Allah in the month of Ramadan, beg like you have never begged and feel pride in begging the Lord of the Lords.

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The Lord of all the kings and all the major all the great things ever imagined. He is the Creator of everything. He has the biggest treasures in his possession.

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Ask him, beg Him and He will grant he will give and, and when you beg him, beg him by his own

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status. Don't ask for petty things. Don't beg for a new car.

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Don't Don't beg for a job don't beg for a bank account or bank balance of course ask ask him for Halal money no problem right? But most importantly ask for guidance hedaya Your Allah put me on the straight path. Your Allah give me the right Aqeedah your Allah give me the correct belief. Your Allah gives me the Tofik to worship you even to bow in front of him is a blessing. If you are not worshiping Allah, clearly, you are not

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upon guidance.

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The fact that you are able to bow

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it is because of his blessings because he wants you to worship Him. You worship Him by His permission by his blessings.

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So ask him Allah gives me the Tofig to worship you as you deserve to be worshipped.

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Or Oh Allah accept my little worship

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and forgive me and you will see Allah subhanaw taala forgiving you. So the Quran is a testimony to all these things.

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So the practical things I want to share with you my brother's. Why? Because the month of Ramadan is not to be wasted.

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First of all, another thing I want to remind you about is

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the fact that the month of Ramadan is an opportunity. So

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you must avoid vain talk

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and wasting time the province of Allah Salam said

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mullum Jada Alcala follow xuer

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wala Amata be he

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for lazily la hija de Ayala amo Washa Washa Raba who? Anyone who does not abstain from vain talk in Ramadan

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and does not abstain from acting upon that vain talk. Then Allah does not need his starvation

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and his thirst. Allah doesn't need it.

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The prophets of salaam said this rabbit hole Buhari is saying Buhari that anyone in the month of Ramadan while fasting, who does not abstain from vain talk,

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okay, you're still you know, with your friends and your smoking and your shisha and you know, backbiting and talking like a street guy or some you know, all that kind of stuff, whatever it is, if you don't abstain from that, don't bother fasting, you're wasting your time. You're starving yourself. Allah doesn't need it.

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The prophets of Allah subhanaw taala so fasting is a state of being.

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So yeah, um

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or so is a state of being, you must be in a state of humility towards Allah subhanaw taala.

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You control your gaze,

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you control your eyes, you control your behavior, you control your limbs, you control your tongue, okay.

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And on top of that, whenever your limbs move, when your tongue moves, it must move for Allah's remembrance for the care of Allah. If your hands move, then they should be doing sadaqa if your feet or legs move, then they should be moving towards the masjid or doing something good. Remember that? It is an entire sense of being in this month is not just not eating and drinking.

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People think is just eating, drinking, stopping eating and drinking. And the rest of the day. They're still cheating, lying, screaming, shouting, misbehaving, backbiting smoking. I mean, smoking not in the day but at night. Right? You still not abstaining from haram. Right? All of this put together. Then the professor was assassin for laser li li ha jetan fie and you're the tama who are Sharapova who Allah is not in need of your starvation and your thirst. Don't keep it. Keep it

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also in the month of Ramadan, this is why another point. You have to be kind and generous.

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It is narrated carnal, Rasulullah Salallahu Salam ajua, the nurse, what kind of Adroid Amaya Kunal Ramadan, he you know, you'll call hold up the hill

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most generous of people, generally, generally, very kind and generous. But in the month of Ramadan, he would become even more generous, even more kind. Allahu Akbar. Imagine how can a generous, ultimately generous person become more generous, but that happened in the month of Ramadan and people noticed that in his character, that he was so generous, so in the month of Ramadan, be generous, my brothers and sisters, with your behavior with your tongue, with your sadaqa with your with your spending of money, you know, which is a cot and you saw that or whatever you you're doing, be generous and have to work out in Allah. When you give

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when you spend. So what about those who waste the month of Ramadan and do not benefit from it? There's a hadith of the prophets of Salaam and his husbands I

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saw he inhibin Abu Huraira don't think Allahu unreported the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he ascended the pulpit, the member and said Amin, Amin, amin three times. He said Amin, Amin, amin, it was said,

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O Messenger of Allah you ascended the pulpit, the member and said Amin Amin, I mean, the Prophet said Verily Jabra he'll came to me. And he said, Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan, and he is not forgiven. Listen, everyone, listen, pay attention. Whoever reaches the month of Ramadan, and he is not forgiven. Then he will enter hellfire and Allah will cast him far away Allahu Akbar.

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And when Gibreel said this, the prophet

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that are mean, such a person is truly unfortunate, the month of Ramadan comes, and he does not get forgiven does not get forgiveness. So you're either a negligent fool, or you are an arrogant person, or youth or someone who has lost hope in Allah subhanaw taala, that I will not be forgiven. And if that's the case, then you will end up like this.

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Then it goes on to say,

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I said, I mean, whoever sees his parents, in the old age, one or both of them, and He does not honor them, and he dies, then he will enter hellfire and Allah will cast him far away. So I said, I mean,

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whoever has your name mentioned in his presence, and he does not send blessings upon you, and he dies, then he will enter hellfire and Allah will cost him far away. So say I mean, and I said, I mean sallallahu alayhi wa salam.

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Three things in this hadith, three things. Number one Ramadan. If Ramadan comes, and you don't get yourself forgiven by Allah subhanaw taala, by the ways already mentioned, or one of the ways, then you will be in hellfire. Clearly, you're someone who doesn't even want mercy from Allah, who doesn't want His blessings, because he has provided this opportunity for you. And you ignore it and neglect it, and don't benefit from it. You truly deserve Jahannam

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and the Prophet said, I mean to it. Second thing, parents, both are one of them.

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What do you see in this Hadees three opportunities in your lives, three opportunities that you miss, you are a truly unfortunate person, three opportunities. Number one is Ramadan. Number two is parents your gates to paradise. In fact, in other reports, it is narrated by Jana tatata, aka adamello Muhammad Ali Jana to Tata Akadama, Omaha. Janna is under the feet of mothers. And there is another report in Abu Dhabi, which is both the parents, mothers and fathers.

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And if you don't honor them, don't please them, don't take care of them. Then you are going to be in hellfire, the prophet Amin and whoever does not send Salawat upon the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam,

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also someone who deserves Janome because you don't honor the Prophet salallahu Salam. So it's about honoring the month of Ramadan giving it says do Honoring Your Parents giving them their due and honoring the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam, giving him his due? And if you don't, then Jahannam so practically my brothers finally, what can we do in the month of Ramadan? Read the Quran, read the Quran, excessively and extremely, as much as you can. Okay, you must finish the Quran or at least one time, at least one time if you can't do more. Okay? At least read one juice a day, which takes about 20 minutes to half an hour, depending on how you read and read with love and compassion.

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Read with attention. Read with care. Don't just, you know beat a horse as they say, you know, don't don't don't just take the boxes. It's not about ticking the boxes, read with care. Contemplate. Even if you had to read if you have to read translation with it, no problem. There is a very good app. Nowadays your phones Allahu Akbar, put aside tick tock and Instagram for the month of Ramadan. Okay, don't watch your back costs for this month. Okay? Don't watch people being stupid and behaving like monkeys. Just this in this month.

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Just put that aside. And there is an app called Quran li Quran li Quran li there's an app, download the app. And it actually helps you keep up with the Quran. It is such an amazing app that it sends you reminders that this is how much you have done, you can do it more, you can do it. You can do it today. So you set your targets, and then the app actually reminds you Okay, so it's called the Quran Lee app. And it's, it's an amazing opportunity for you guys to take benefit from this app. This is what it looks like. Okay.

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Okay, sends you different reminders, but this is what it looks like. Okay, it's gonna remind you how to read the Quran systematically. So it will help you in sha Allah. You can download it, you can pay for it and there is a free option as well. If you cannot afford it tick, I cannot afford it. It will allow you free entry inshallah. It's a very excellent app. And I strongly recommend

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that so a practical tip for the month of Ramadan is read the Quran.

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Read the Quran every single day, at least some part of it in sha Allah will we do it in sha Allah. Another practical tip I want to do or I want to share with you is that at least do one good secret deed every day in the month of Ramadan and make it a habit and keep it carry it through Ramadan into the remaining year. So at least do one minor or major good deed every single day apart from your conventional fasting and your prayers and your Travi specifically, do it secretly that only you and Allah know about it. Okay? So at least do one this is my personal, you know, advice. Also, in the month of Ramadan,

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do as much sadaqa as much sadaqa as possible.

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Be as kind to your families as possible. Be as generous to your wives, your children, your parents as possible, make a real difference, make a real difference. Also, try to control your tongues. Even if you get angry and you're fasting. Okay? Don't let it get to your your head and control your emotions and your anger and your, your your your temper. Okay, so control your tongues. Hold on. And try to remember remind yourselves that you can do this outside of Ramadan. So Allah is preparing you for the rest of the year. Allah is cleansing you from your sins, Allah is purifying you at the same time Allah is preparing you for the rest of the year. So there you go on for long doing this work in

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sha Allah. Also, do not miss the praise, night praise. At least even if you are not able to come to the masjid for whatever reason. Do it at home sometime do it with your family, your wives and your children. Okay, you know what Allah He I remember the best Ramadan on my life. I mean, as far as I know, I don't know maybe there was another better Ramadan. Only Allah knows. The best Ramadan when I felt good. was the one that I spent with my family in lockdown.

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Because we were all locked up, right? We couldn't go out. There was a frenzy going on. Right? Remember, the first lockdown, the first Ramadan of the lockdown the first Ramadan. And Ramadan came like what? Very, very like many few weeks later, and that was Allahu Akbar.

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That was amazing. You know, spending time with a family and being with the kids and the wife and praying with them reading the Quran. And that was the best. I mean, that's how I felt. And then as soon as the lockdown is open, then we are all back to business. Right? So I advise you to lock yourselves. lock yourselves for the month of Ramadan and try to establish a connection with Allah subhanaw taala Okay, so these are some of the practical tips I have. Don't waste this opportunity. Please do your best to get as close as possible to Allah. Repent make Toba do your Salah diligently read the Quran as much as you can. Don't leave any fast deliberately don't let it go. Okay. And and

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even if you're if it's gone, don't get keep going. Try the next one. The next one and the next one. Okay. So many people have different challenges, different issues in the lives May Allah help you to be diligent in your worship and may Allah accept your Ramadan and your fasting and your pay arm and you say I'm just SOCO. Aloha and we're listening. Or Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Al hamdu. Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.

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