Ramadan Prep Week – Day 4
Channel: Ahmad Saleem
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Your work you you've gotten into the routine and you've kind of like started slacking off of it.
We're good. We're live now. One of those is just like went like that. Okay, we'll come back to slacking off. In Sharla they Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim over here Listerine will add people to the 13th Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah wa demean whenever, you know Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. So we're going to do key number six. But before we begin, let's do a quick recap. Who can tell me some of the keys that we have covered from one? What was the first key lowering your gaze? What was the second key
lesson protecting your tongue? What was the third key?
The is the fourth key was protecting all of our limbs and in specific, the stomach. The fourth key, the first key was what?
Like Binging at the time of Iftar. Right, just completely letting it go and losing it and not being focused and mindful when with what we eat during the time of Iftar. The sixth key
the author, he says,
let's say sad is a Saturday, so a corner called boo boo Bah, then if Tory one LePen more or even banal Hope You are Raja, that a person wants you break your fast.
You're not in a state of joyfulness but rather in a state of turmoil that you do not know
whether your fast was accepted.
So you are in a state between hosts the fear that my smile was not accepted me with this hope that in sha Allah, Allah has accepted it, I tried my best. So the person remains in that state and that is the state Maesa at a bar that that is why the first thing we say I said I want a coma Rahmatullah Wa alaykum wa Rahmatullah you say Allahu Akbar and then
a sterile field Allah you just you didn't commit any sin you did the highest form of obligation. Why do we seek is to follow we seek is still far better Allah, we don't know if our Salah was worthy of Allah subhanaw taala.
So keeping that in mind, you see a cell for Allah, Oh, Allah forgive us for whatever shortcomings we had in the Salah. Right? Then he says, Well, you're from Karnataka.
India for one?
Yes. Rahu minha? No, no, you're free woman her that that would be the state with all of her a guy that when you free yourself when you're done with everybody, you should have this fear and hope that Allah may not have accepted and I'm really hopeful that Allah has accepted it. Okay.
It is mentioned by Bill hasn't hasn't. He hasn't he says that once he crossed a group of people. And they had just celebrated the end.
So he saw them for call 11 in the la hija shahada Ramadan, the mountain because he is the reporter fee, the PA, Allah has hidden the results of Ramadan. You don't know what happened in the last Ramadan? I don't know what happened in last Ramadan. We don't know the results.
Smooth more, it's hidden.
Right? So whether you were the ones who were so obedient to Allah Sabbath,
or you were from the ones who did not really do as much that Ramadan was probably not your best Ramadan, the results are hidden.
So he says, Hudson, he has said he says for South Africa acquirement for fossils, there were a group of people we know that they were victorious in the past and they became victorious and they were successful. With the hundreds of them for whom there was a going there was a group of people the homeless.
They did not fulfill the commands of Allah
for horrible, so they fell short and became losers for Elijah coolala job. Live the hack Allah IBE fi huddle Yom it's really funny to see all the joy and laughter
on the deer feed and you don't need not you don't even know whether you're gonna Mabon was
a cushy fella
he says if Allah only lifts the veil,
low cushy fellowship Ah, let's see if Allah lifts the veil on the dual feed. Your net score is Ramadan written on your forehead.
How many people are we going to hug and say amen
got a lot
less Stephen l Morrison vs earning the one who got lots of reward you'd start X you would act even more he's like Allah is accepting my a badass I need to do a lot more.
and the one who was fell short he may take the negative route and say I did so much with Allah and Allah never accepted anything why do any of this so those are near mine both right there's an amen both for people
your colleagues bases
and Mecca shakin buddy cache from Kabir, one Nacion. For cure a very, very old man, why do you fast in this old age,
the fasting is going to weaken you.
So he says in the word do who? They say it in the leader, I am preparing myself my body for a very long journey with Seberapa and being patient on the PA II was fasting being patient with the pains and the struggles of fast.
Anyone it is much easier for me then a subdural adab I'd rather be patient and be patient on a little bit of time. But I don't I do not have the capacity to be paid.
Other things I don't know. We're in son. We don't know what will happen.
So then, in the philosopher he says the last page is the philosopher he says feminist Sri Lanka Tisha will Bethany will Sergio Tanaka huddle myeni forgot to call for perhaps Overholser he
one can say you know what all of this that we have talked about none of the networks cover that Brookstone talk about it. As long as I stayed away from the two main things protected my stomach from any haram any any Halal entering and protected my private private parts so Musa hate my fastest correct and if you ask for tea somebody who is going to be in the element of the technicalities of whether the fastest right or wrong you will say so mocha so hey farlam an alpha fuqaha a VA here used to be two and a short
of VA hearable Adela all the fuqaha are concerned about is your physical a Baiga
your physical part of the Ibadah but the whole amount of tarbiyah and Teskey they're concerned about much greater concepts that that is just an apparatus did you use you can have the right tool and hammer pliers and screwdrivers but if you don't know how to use them
you could do a lot of damage to
and that's what he you know that's why the whole amount of tests to come in they tell you how to utilize this tool of fasting to benefit you in the long run then he says
and this is this is I hope that I'm able to explain this because it's very diluted in a very difficult way in Arabic or another hola hola Pharaoh
so when the hola of Africa then that hola that are concerned about Africa when they say the word Sahara your fast is correct they are only concerned about one thing that Allah has accepted your fast
my fast can be technically right but not accepted
though now if they're concerned about the fast technically right but for them is your fast okay is your fast good. So he equates in their language that Allah did Allah subhanho wa Taala Did he accept it? And if he did, so Mooka Hey, fastest good
and what do they mean that
this is the part that I wish I can explain inshallah well
accepted my fast it means that I reached my destination
where you sold me in Assam and what is the purpose I reached the purpose I reached the destination what is the destination of purpose of fasting at the 100 Before wrapping up that I'm able to adorn myself with some of the characteristics of Allah subhanaw taala in specific Osama dia that Allah are solid in Arabic language. It refers the word somewhat Allahu Salat refers to something that does not have
no jofa level it doesn't have a hole. So what we're trying to do with fasting is we're trying to at least
Is get to this level that our stomach does not control us. It's as if this hole that stomach in our body doesn't exist.
That's what you're trying to do with fasting, that's the Masood that fasting becomes food becomes irrelevant. You become like Maria Miley salaam, she was not unhappy. Right? A person walks in. Where did you get this fruit from? Another lucky.
We read this in the Quran all the time. She was not concerned about food. She was only concerned because she had mastered the art of not worrying about her stomach.
Then Allah takes care of you.
And then lucky harder. Where did you get this word, Paulette,
who I mean, Allah sent the food down.
She was just, like, just like you and I, she's not unabIe she's a solid, pious woman that must have this.
Then the second part, well, if he died in melodica, and we want to be like the angels, because the angels are Allah they say that there are three types of overlap. There are three types of intellectual intellectual beings
what second gen and angels
Ensign in June we have shower, we have occult and shadow. We have open and desires
the angels they only have upon they have happened they have intellect
that's why we asked Allah subhanaw taala question
right Why are you creating
a reality harmonious we could deny you're going to create in this earth somebody there's going to bloodshed. When people become the we are asking your angels ask question to Allah subhanaw taala numerous Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim are filled with angels asking your What do you mean by that? Why did you do this? The the fact somebody asks a why question is an intellectual being because only intellectual beings would ask why questions. So they are intellectual beings, but they do not have shadow
and what other beings have Shahadat no
all other animals.
So as an ensign Allah has put you in between the two realms.
Allah has given you often live from Allah.
And Allah has given you the Shahar like the behind, like the animals, your task is to be able to use your apple
to control your desires.
That's the task. The more your apple is able to control your desires, the more you become like angels, the less your Apple has your reason your intellect has control over you, the more you become like animals. Today, we live in a society that is very hedonistic, everything is about the home. We'll just forget things if you ask them, does it make sense? But they're moved to a point where many of their desires and how they want to fulfill don't even make sense to the apple?
Because they become literally like, animals.
So Allah subhanaw taala. So so the author over here, he says, well,
we want to be like angels, while California shadow out the husband implant that we're able to protect ourselves from these desires to the best of our abilities.
Well in Simon wrote better Ruffo correct, but from the inside is higher than an
animal. You took that out to him, You know
what he has the apple to be able to fight his desires and kill it?
While being able to battle melodica Lee Stella is shahada and he so if that person is not able to control that, and we allows the shallot to take over for COVID Remember tenean V mucha hedayati ha. Now a person may be tested novelists who struggle and fight to win over his desires for
unhemmed aka inhemeter For Shallotte the more this person gets involved in his desires in help in Hepta, Elan s filosofi name that person has level in the eyes of Allah subhanaw taala starts dropping because you are nothing but a master you are nothing but a slave of your desires. And Allah had given you the deen and thereby that and your outcome to master this. And the entire purpose of Ramadan is us to be able to master
the use of fire often. And with that by staying away from food or mastery and control of our show what
so that was a few lines of what I thought were beneficial. At least to me
And I thought that you know, instead of just reading myself, I share with everybody. And you know, any of the comments that we might take a few questions from here too. There are a few questions over here. Let me just quickly refresh this.
Okay, first question. So first question is that anything that you're doing for your family, right, any of those things that you are involved in any schedules that you have, if you treat them with mindfulness in the month of Ramadan, such as you're slacking off on your job, we all know that I've worked in the corporate too. There ways we can, especially in the mobile, I like this one to know about I we give ourselves a special excuse. I'm fasting, I think I can do a little bit less today. Right? Unless you communicate with your manager and let him know that you're going to be fasting that he gives you that permission, no problem.
But in Ramadan, you should be even super conscious and more conscious about this, that this is the month of Ramadan, and I want to put my best for I mean, your managers and everybody that you work at, they should come back and say, Man, you should keep fasting all day because our productivity went up.
You should fast all year round. Because if I have 10 Muslims in my, you know, firm, I have the 15 staff 10 Muslims, my productivity, my sales went up, everything went up.
Right, that should be the case.
The next question, is there any plan to have better Quran are deeper understandings of at least one surah since youth come in large numbers, but their sole purpose is to do for an eighth record that I use.
Most of the older people also have that purpose.
Just saying it's not just the youth.
And then they socialize, how can we make them socialize in terms of learning, encourage them to
purpose volunteer and make this Ramadan? The best we have?
What happens here?
So if I give you a suggestion, it could be completely off of what happens. But most massages have this, you know, challenge, I would say that what do we do with the youth in the month of Ramadan. And I think one of the best ways to do that is to offer structured, productive activities.
They are going to go around, they're going to have other things. The time is short, we don't have enough time to plan those things now. But in our massages, like in the messages that I've been involved in, we've had youths, for example, instead of the youth going somewhere else to have coffee, have a coffee setup, like affordable booth or something. And they have like drinks and coffees served to them having productive documentaries that they're watching together some form of an activity that they're are doing which is occupying their free minds.
I mean, I walked in today. I know there were a few of the brothers that were there. I stayed here for monetary show anybody else was there with me with monetization in the masjid somebody was there.
Nobody's today everybody left. Mashallah. So I was there and like I walk in in that one of the rooms and like there's entire wrestling going on. And this guy's got one kid in a chokehold. And they're like, literally, and I'm like, I opened it. I was
like, wrestling is so mushy.
Yeah, but like you can't choke hold another really like it. So now that you can do that, right. So that happens in the lack of proper structured activities. So moving forward in sha Allah, we are at I mean, this is Ramadan. But moving forward, we will have a lot more structured activities that will come forward in Ramadan. I'm not sure if there's going to be much happening because I'm new here. And we don't have much time to put into something but we'll definitely think about it. Whoever gives that suggestion. You. You talked about Word of God after Ramadan during the federal time. It's hard for women and high schoolers to come at that time, especially all those who are living far from the
masjid but would like to benefit what can be done to maximize this approach? Okay, this is an easy question. So every single one of us we can afford to buy a small Bluetooth speaker. There's a Women's Day sale going on right now in Best Buy you can get it on a good price.
I just got a flyer about it. So if you go there you can get it for like 50% off some nice good speaker that can have or if you have an Alexa or any of these things, Amazon Alexa or was either one Google nest or something Google Home. So all you want to do is you go to SoundCloud or YouTube
and you can find all of these Edgardo Saba these words that are all recorded
All right, the one we you know our family prefer to do is where the Imam now we as well as we're the Latif, we do those there are beautiful recordings of those, we just play them, it has a status bar, it has Durood it has the vicar of Allah, all of these things are combined in it. And as a person, you can just literally played and make sure that your families are sitting together and you're repeating that consciously should take you 15 minutes, would rather than in my memory, I know we had a word that he never left throughout his life. Wherever he wherever he went wherever he was, he always kept that word going. Many of the folks behind MBR, the, you know, so many of the fuqaha and
the orlimar, they had different types of words. You can pick up any of those rod, preferably the ones that have more Sana
ie more hubbies based more based on the account of Saba from prophets, and I'll send them all of those of their one of my favorite apps is called a rod. Gemma off word. It's called a rod. So it has beautiful word because it has word for sending salutations and prophets ALLAH knows and you just play it and you can read along. It has word of praising Allah subhanaw taala. It has worded all words have so far. It has a wealth of seeking forgiveness from Allah. And all of them are authenticated from also a thesis. And they're all They're beautifully recited by two different receptors, you can literally play it. And while it is being playing, you can read along with it and
eventually give it 234 months and you can pick it up. For me that is a beautiful app. It was a book and then somebody turned it into an app. And it's a beautiful, beautiful book. It has goddess of our wholeness. It has morning, evening, vicar, all of that. So that's one app. If you were to ask me which app would be a go to app? Because seems like everybody's into apps here. You know, developing apps I was like, well, we have a masjid Hamza app like mashallah we have a masjid comes out, but is it due to a downtimes?
Like you our eyes like like, it schedules it does this tells us I don't know what else it does. But I think just the start was amazing. But yeah, if we're going to have apps and we you know, we should definitely do it for a lot more things. There's a lot of questions here. So
last 10 minutes of Ramadan, how should we prioritize these nights in terms of spirituality versus socializing, you should not have any socializing in the last 10 of Ramadan, like you should not accept Iftar invites in the last 10 of 10 nights of Ramadan. I'm being honest about that. At the level of spirituality and the degradation of our hours, our Rouhani yet it has dropped so low, we can walk away 10 days without socializing.
This is the time for each one of us to individually connect and focus on connecting with Allah subhanaw taala with the vicar with daleel with the Hamid I don't know what is the culture here, but like in the previous massages, people don't leave the Masjid.
That's the night they come in for Russia, they stay all the way to soldier and they prefer currently. Right? If you can do that you work from home, you have that flexibility. That's amazing. Because the last 10 nights are all about the last 10 Nights. So you should minimize absolute, like sociology. So one of my ships, he has,
he has this mode, I even have this mode, I have this mode is called ascend mode. Like if you look up my phone, it says awful. Which means the true essence of your existence. So you know how you have been disturbed and stuff. You can customize these modes on Androids and on on in androids. And you know, I have been bugging him for androids he has to convert. Those of you that are Android that Buffett told me most people are Android over here. I love it all to the path of Apple Insha Allah, I want to say that out there just to let you know. I love you all. Okay, but May Allah guide you to the path of Apple in sha Allah. The brother did not like the joke. He was like, he's like, No, this
is not funny at all. I like my Android. So having said that the last 10 nights you should have a customized setting of this don't disturb allow your mom and dad, your immediate brothers, them to be able to contact you maybe your boss, your boss is a good idea. Unless you're taking off and your wife, which was the boss by the way, if you didn't get the job, and then your second boss, which is your your actual, you know, boss when you go to work, but other than those people, everybody else should not be able to get through.
And by the way, if you look at all the CEOs and people who achieve great things, it is almost impossible for you to get into their inbox or even to get to them. It's almost impossible because they have made access so difficult because they're so focused on something very important for their lives. So yeah, you may say it's very
Stream, but I think you have all the 20 days to socialize and plan it out, do whatever you want to do. But the last 10 Nights focused on the next question. This question is like, questions. So it's one entry when lots of questions. So I'm gonna summarize this
how can we make our youth
to encourage to learn Arabic language says there are many books from where we can get closer with benefiting just because you're not understanding? Is it possible for us to make an effort of a language course offered that the kids can, you know, are learning Spanish, for example, can't they learn Arabic like that? I think that is a possibility. That's definitely doable. Arabic language, but I think more than Arabic language. So many people I know are doing Arabiya, but you know, they are they're doing the medina books. And when I left for Saudi, to learn Arabic and to learn LM, I came back 10 years, those people are still on Medina books, okay. Because if you do not have a
purpose of why you're learning Arabic, you will never be able to achieve it.
So the most important part is why you want to learn Arabic,
and the type of grammar that you are learning.
Because it's like I want to understand the Quran. For you to be able to understand Quran you don't need to learn all that grammar. That is if you're going to do grammatical analysis of that you're in the Levina in how to have food has been a living, it's emotional for you. You're gonna do all of that grammar thing Bismillah.
But for an average person, you ask most of the aboriginals they can't do if you ask them to do
Joomla you know
it instead that in
your simple sentence that when winter comes, you know what when winter comes, it becomes really cold. This simple sentence most Arabs they cannot do the Arabic grammatical analysis of them. What we need to focus on is building our vocabulary in Arabic. And if you are from India and Pakistan, you have done 70% of the job, because most of your language is built on Arabic.
Right? If you're from India, Pakistan and those countries most of your work is done because most of the Quran if you want to recite, I can tell you that all this is will do.
All these words are found in audio and Hindi. So you're already good. We need to start focusing on building vocabulary. Okay, the next question I know and appreciate many people who are making efforts in different areas but there is no structured program, doing whatever these kids are doing. I know that I know about why am group and Alhamdulillah they're doing a great job. This is only a socialization and the and I don't mind our kids hanging out once a week which is needed, but can we have some structured programs for them are amongst socialization and then the person talks about again language and learning. I said our income says there is usually a difference of opinion between
start of Ramadan How do we do our estimation so if you are following us with Hamza, you follow this Masjid when they start so the odd nights Lena to cover all of this discussion, is it 2017 Because the moon recited by these people we are following calculation we know you are part of this message your 27th night is the night the 27th face for this semester.
If you are part of another industry, then the follow up calculation. Those are all valid opinions
of calculate if they follow calculation if they follow, that's all fight over that. Okay, where should the last and next we'll get 27 whether it is on the 28 and 30 and 27, two years or 2630 and 27 tenders focus on these last 10 nights in sha Allah you should be able to get the 27 easily rather than getting into the details of all of these things. If we do something
which can spiritually break our fasting, like looking at the opposite gender or backbiting or gossiping, does that technically break our fast it does not. That spiritually breaks you from the rhythm of your journey of rising above the animalistic state that Allah has developed kept in us. Right we could be angels like or animal like when we break the spiritual breaking like gossiping or backbiting. Then what ends up happening is we break not the technical fast, but the break has happened because your journey of transitioning from animal light to angel like has stopped
and regressed. You've went backwards. Makes sense.
A lot of quite here.
Okay, any questions from the floor before I take more questions here?
mashallah, everybody understood everything.
Amazing. I was a great flight waiter tomorrow when FX question comes, everybody's gonna have a question. Because you're not spiritual. It's easy. It's doable, right? In fact, no technical toothpaste. Nobody's gonna ask me a question about toothpaste. Somebody's going to ask me a question about vomiting. Somebody's going to ask me a question about injection. Those are the all the questions that come every single time. Okay, so I have a rule
that those most common ask questions
unless you're 16 or 17, address them.
Because you've already known the answer. You're just doing another Photoshop. Okay? And I'm not here for that. So we will be reading a book together, inshallah. Tomorrow, I'll do a summarized version for those of those that will not be able to come in detail will do a summarized version of basics of fasting quickly. And starting Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, we will do and possibly Friday two, if there is no events, then we will do depending on how quickly we go through the book. We'll go through
math and Abby shujaa. Its primer in shaft. But again, I will try my best to allude to any differences that exist in either my data hubs, if I remember off top and if you have a specific questions related to a specific method, if I do not know an answer, then I know enough people in those modahaus that I can reach out to them and get you an answer right away, but at least get you some answer in trouble. Okay,
last question over here and we'll stop. If we spiritually correct ourselves during Ramadan.
And get back to the old ways after Ramadan?
Do we fall into the category of hypocrites?
No, you don't fall in the category of hypocrites but you definitely would fall in the category of those people whose Ramadan was not accepted.
Because of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam right that whosoever enters Ramadan, and he comes out in in a worse state than he entered in.
Right and he was not able to get his sins forgiven.
When Rasul Allah was going up on the member, remember that Hadees right so he said, Who's ever got Ramadan and he was not able to get his sins forgiven and destruction be for that person? So may Allah protect us from that it's a very severe thing. And if if Ramadan leads us further away from Allah subhanaw taala then that is definitely a moment of reflection for all of us. We need to be really really scared about that.
That coming into such a blessed time for Allah subhanaw taala as generosity is outpouring in every single aspect
and yet a person find somehow a way to run away from Allah.
Right? That's there's no words that can describe that. Allah protect us from that. Charla I have one quick question Dunda
can I better behave okay Sharla did I not
correct me if I'm wrong isn't
human being delivered will be happy twice
in Buddhism the Astra when they see the face of ALLAH SubhanA wa garland and when they break their past so if it is a happiness breaking the past and why is the author saying that after breaking the past the dummy is falling down? I mean
you are so much overtaken by was my
fantastic was accepted or not and all that stuff. But it is a happy occasion. Yes, it's a hadith actually. So how do you supremacist Salam said you know the slightly forgotten, forgotten indelicato behavior forgotten and then fit okay for her.
And Misa are two different things in Arabic language for her is this this joy that a person feels that Allah allowed him to complete an a bada
Okay, now what the author is saying is you should not rejoice
you should not be in a state of rejoice meant you should be happy that Allah allowed you can't give him your capability give you health give you full give you everything gave you that they feel that you were able to get up in the morning and were able to get all the way tomorrow and you did not commit any you should be happy for that. Right? You should be happy that you got the 10 feet so that Pharaoh ha if you don't read the shadow of these books, you're going to find that and for hypo Littlefield you're happy with Allah gave you to feel that you're sad. You're
In the state of
Rojava hope you're freed from the fact that yeah, I got the 10 feet but what if Allah didn't accept
and you're also hopeful that Allah you give me three feet, I'm really hopeful you will accept. I'm really hopeful. So there are two different things that for her is far better feat to end a particular thing because so many of the people we know, they started the fast and during the fast, you know, they did things that were not pleasing Allah subhanaw taala many of them broke fast in ways that were not pleasing Allah subhanaw taala so you are really happy that Allah has given you at the time of fast that that moment that Allah you give me the tofield to finish this fast on Hamdulillah
I was your obedient servant, but then you are also afraid you're like and that that that fear of hope and Raja is in every bad every bad, but that's a really good question because I feel lucky
not to be happy for samosas and pakoras. I mean, you can be happy for Heather about the Haleem if you want
Inshallah, Alright, any other questions?
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