Covid 19 Lockdown How to Prepare for a Productive Ramadan

Ahmed Hamed

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam. ala rasulillah al Karim was early he was happy Germaine also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem chateauroux Ramadan under the rules Allah Fie Hill Quran hudl linas woba you're not terminal houda well for a con, probably shortly surgery Wessely, Emory watlow, aka Dr. melissani. Yes, who totally, my brothers and sisters, welcome to our live webinar on the topic, how to prepare for productive Ramadan. When hamdulillah first and foremost we praise and we thank Allah subhanahu wa tada for giving us this opportunity to interact in a time where we see lockdown everywhere. So,

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Allah, Glory be to Allah subhanaw taala who has helped us to be able to present to you this vital topic about the greatest of all months, Ramadan, my brothers and sisters. At the outset, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala this da Allahumma boliviana Ramadan, Oh Allah, help us to reach out

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Ramadan to help ourselves to be able to witness this greatest of all months, Ramadan, my beloved brothers and sisters insha Allah in this live webinar, I'm going to take you to a journey, a journey to make our Ramadan insha Allah most productive and this journey will have insha Allah stations or stages or aspects of Ramadan and we will try to look at each aspect in a way that we can insha Allah with the help and the permission of Allah make each and everything each and every aspect most productive. So as you know, the live webinar is on the topic, how to prepare for a productive Ramadan. Now, let us first look at the outcome of the webinar. You know, what are we going to

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actually achieve from this live webinar, and when we actually understand and set as an outcome inshallah, it will help us to direct our thought process and direction in order to achieve the maximum. Now, the first and foremost outcome of the webinar, inshallah is to gain and enrich ourselves with knowledge, knowledge, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam is absolutely essential. You see, it is important to prepare for Ramadan with a with a key element of knowledge. If we don't know what exactly we are going to do, and how we are going to do then the destination, we cannot reach properly. So inshallah through this webinar, we will highlight the main elements of

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you know, knowledge about the Ramadan. Number two, it will be an inspiration, you know, the pious people of the past, they used to prepare for about six months prior to Ramadan, Allahu Akbar, look at it six months before they used to start preparing for Ramadan, and panela we had less than a week, you know, to hit Ramadan in sha Allah to reach out to Ramadan, so better than you know, than not planning at all, not preparing at all. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah we are here to prepare ourselves from Allah and that itself is an inspirational thing. Always remember and understand my beloved brothers and sisters.

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We need to have three C's remember three C's in order to make it most productive. And Subhanallah Ramadan is is not an exception. In fact, Ramadan is a golden opportunity for us to tab on

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for any, you know, thing to be productive, it needs to have certain things in the light of Islam in the light of the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam any deed for it to be acceptable by Allah it requires three essential conditions and Subhanallah if you want to make it productive, obviously it will be productive only after that

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It is being accepted by Allah subhanaw taala otherwise, we will be doing so many things. And if at the end of the day, if our struggle if our workout is not being accepted by Allah subhanho wa Taala then what is the use, there is no point of so much of hard work without without fulfilling certain basic conditions, what are those conditions number one, it should be done with pure faith in Allah subhanaw taala meaning we should always have complete and dedicated seat in a lot alone to be a diety to be worthy of worship, without association of any partners and peers. That's number one. Number two, it should be done for the sake of Allah, every effort that we do, it must be for the

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sake of Allah. So, Allah what's up and number three, we need to ensure that the productivity to achieve we have to follow the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam. So, believe in Allah with pure fate fate number two, for the sake of Allah to in the way of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam once we have this package, very clear in our minds these fundamentals very clear, we will have three C's number one clarity, we know for whom we are doing number three, the number two we will have clear conviction had that belief to to inspire us to do that which is good. And number three consciousness, we are conscious of what we are doing at every level insha Allah. So,

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inspiration and knowledge number three areas of focus, obviously we need to know which area we need more productivity, inshallah, which can be accepted, acceptable by Allah subhanaw taala and it can be accelerated as well.

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Number six ways to achieve productivity. So inshallah, during this live webinar, we will talk about how you can actually, you know, understand and find ways to make all those seven aspects most productive that we are going to touch base on. Finally, obviously, you know, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, You know, when the Ramadan comes Allah subhanho wa Taala opens the doors of Jana, and shut down the doors of Jana. So the paradise the doors of Paradise are opened. And this whole workout is with a key objective that we gain Jana the highest levels of Jannah insha Allah so this is in a nutshell the outcome of the webinar.

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Now, my beloved brothers and sisters, I would like to

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ask this question to myself, and ask you to close your eyes. And take a pause for a few seconds in as this question. How was my last Ramadan? How was your last Ramadan?

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Take a pause and rewind your memories back in 2019. How was your last Ramadan? How was it? Was it really fruitful? Did you do a lot of things when hamdulillah if you have missed some things, time is now to ensure that you do that which you did not do last Ramadan. So inshallah just close your eyes for a few seconds. And think how was your last trauma bond?

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Alhamdulillah

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I hope it was good. hamdulillah and it was fruitful. But excellence is what we want to achieve in our lives in dunya. And in our era. So let's make this Ramadan. The best Ramadan ever in our lives, right? What is Ramadan in general, let's have a look at it. What is Ramadan in general? You see, Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. And Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, as we said, Shahada Ramadan under the field or on the month of fasting obviously the obligatory fast. You know, it was prescribed in the month of Ramadan. It's definitely a blessing, a mercy, you know, a month of forgiveness to panela the month to achieve Jenna for sure. Right. And it as I said

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the dose of Jenna arco

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opened and the doors of jahannam Hellfire are closed in shayateen are chained the rewards Subhanallah it goes from from you know 10 to 700 times and somehow Allah Allah knows how much reward he will give to us in it is a night, better than 10 1000 months Subhan Allah, almost 87 years in one night you can get so imagine if you have achieved inshallah and I ask Allah for all of us to give this blessed night, Laila to God, if you witness 10 nights, for example of Laila to each other, you have 170 years of ibadah of worship of Allah subhanaw taala a gift indeed, isn't it? By the way, let me remind you inshallah, just to make sure that you you know, subscribe our youtube channel of

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alumina center and you know, ring the bell, so that you know, you will be able to be notified inshallah, for our future programs which we upload on our channel. Now, let us carry on understanding the real and the key benefits of Ramadan. You see, if we don't understand the Ramadan as a whole, we will be, you know, not able to reap it out the most.

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Number one, it's a training Subhana Allah Ramadan is indeed training, right? It's a training period. It's pre you know, it's, it's a, it's a time of preparation, you know, we prepare from our body from our soul, you know, our heart and so many things Subhan Allah, empowering Allahu Akbar, we empower our faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala more in the month of Ramadan than any other month's show not we empower our faith in Allah subhanaw taala but getting closer to him by performing so many good deeds

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service thing it's a month of servicing we cleanse ourselves you know, it's like overhauling throughout all 11 months we sin we just obey we we do mistakes we have shortcomings, so on and so forth. And this is the month we take a break, we take a break and we try to service our body as well as soul so it's a month of servicing it's a month of programming it's a month of programming towards righteousness Allah Buddha he gifted this month in order to give us the environment that platform in order to perform that which is good and then in it doing wrong things becomes a lot of you know, difficult Subhanallah it becomes so difficult that you don't easily approach those things well. So

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these are the general benefits of the month of Ramadan.

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Now, the main question right, how to spend productive Ramadan, right let's meet let me just

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take you through

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how to spend productive Ramadan.

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Now, I will inshallah share with you top 10 ways how you can actually make your Ramadan most productive.

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Now,

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when we look at

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the first point of intention, you know, intention is something which we all need to ensure that we keep up that intention number one, to make sure that we have an intention to witness the month of Ramadan number one, number two, we should have an intention to perform the best deeds ever in our lives in the month of Ramadan so that we may continue further. Number three, we intend to accept all the deeds performed by us by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So intention is the basic fundamental thing that we need to make our Ramadan most productive. So it begins from our intention as the prophets of Allah while he was telling me he said in an Malou beneath your actions are dependent on your

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intentions, right? Number two, we need to have

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a prayer adrar Allah boliviana Ramadan Allah help us to witness the month of Ramadan. So when we have this dyspnea to

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to witness the month of Ramadan, we need to make it and pronounce it as a dwarf

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Which is taught by our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when we pray in sha Allah, Allah is there to accept our prayer. Now Subhana Allah when we, when we look at Islam, it does not just give us the

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the thing to do, but it also helps us with the way how we can actually achieve it. So number one, we set up our intention number two, we pray for witnessing it.

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Number three, we need to plan if you fail to plan we plan to fail, that's completely true. So we need to plan Ramadan. Now, right now you need to take a pen and paper and plan your Ramadan to make it productive, because we plan for everything isn't it? You plan for our weddings, we planned for our celebrations we plan for everything Subhan Allah, so when the greatest guests the greatest of all months, Ramadan is coming we need to plan for that right?

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We need to prepare, we need to prepare, we need to prepare now for Mr. Bond, right? What am I going to do? How am I going to do? How can I accelerate How can I achieve excellence, you know, in the month of Ramadan, so impactful so that inshallah even after Ramadan, I will be able to be productive, right? That's the purpose because we are not Ramadan, Muslims, we are Muslims until we die in sha Allah

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we need to have this clear understanding of programming, you know, we need to have this this programming in our minds. So panela v. x actually don't have that mental you know,

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thought process of how I can make it productive, we cannot make it productive. So apart from having an intention, a good intention, apart from having said a doula having a plan with the preparation, we need to program our mind You know, for example, you share it with many people you know what Ramadan is coming, Ramadan is coming, how are you going to spend Ramadan I'm going to spend on inshallah, by the rule in the month, but you know, permission of Allah like this and like this and like this, so you have a plan to share. So you can also be a contributor in making others from Ramadan, most productive.

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Number six, you need to ensure that you know, that you prioritize the preparations of Ramadan, you know, many times people do shopping, you know, during the month of Ramadan, they do other things during the month of Ramadan, understand my beloved brothers and sisters, Ramadan comes once a year, that too only for a month. So make sure that you keep the ibadah the pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala acts number one, prioritize it. So that insha Allah, you can achieve your objective to gain the highest levels of jhana. Number seven, practice what you prepare. So when you want to really make your mobile productive, you need to act on your plan, right? Think like command of action as

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the same rules think like a man of action and act like a man of court. So when you plan when you have a thought act on that thought that will help you to be productive.

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purify, purify your heart, you know you are approaching the beautiful and glorious month of Ramadan, clean your heart by seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala and forgiving others as well. You know don't keep any grudges any you know back feelings of others just purify yourself that is also very productive, promote promote, you know, tell people you know what Ramadan is coming, Ramadan is coming when you tell people when you inform people when you promote Ramadan and the blessings about Ramadan to others obviously you will get in action and that will help you and trigger you to make your Ramadan most productive.

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Patients have patients have some have that stability that firmness in your feet. And this is something which is required throughout the month of Ramadan. You know you need to abstain from so many things you need to do hard work in so many things. So summer is an element patience is an element that will help you to drive your objective to make your Arbonne most productive and ultimately gain the highest levels of Jannah by pleasing Allah Subhan

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Whoa, what's up?

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Now, what are those focus areas that are we going to talk about we that was just the introductory part, you know of this live webinar. By the way, you can also ask questions by sending you know to us on the context of how we can make it productive Ramadan insha Allah

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you need to understand that unless and until you define the areas how you can actually focus on productivity in Ramadan. So, I have listed few areas in sha Allah which are the most common areas of which inshallah if we focus with the way

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of hardwork and sincerity inshallah, we will gain productivity

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number one relationship with the Quran right Ramadan is the month of Quran so we need to develop very strong relationship with the Quran number two Salah like never before we need to you know revive and refine our Salah with quality and with quantity in the month of Ramadan. So the effect of it can go on inshallah.

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Number three Psalm like never before So, this year's fasting in sha Allah, it should be far more better than your last fasting meaning you need to make this fasting most productive and we'll discuss how insha Allah number four remembrance of Allah like never never before Vicar of Allah subhanaw taala you need to ensure that it should be done in a way that was never done before right? So every day your Ramadan should become better and better and Subhan Allah ever pump shaped bond by saying or by thinking, you know what? Perhaps I can't go to Masjid you know, I have no facility I don't get that environment of Masjid. How can I you know, deal with this issue? I need to do you

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know a lot of you by the industrial Look, my brothers and sisters, I take a note on this point and, and remind myself and you Everything is planned by laws which are everything, right without an exception. Allah is the planet of everything. So if Allah Subhana Allah has decided, and his decision is like this Subhan Allah just accept it and find out ways and alternatives, how you can make Ramadan most productive. As I said, Your Nia your intention must be absolutely to reach excellence. And this is how you need to drive yourself throughout the month of Ramadan. So if massages are not, you know, and you can't go out, it should not matter much. You need to create that

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and bond. I know it's challenging. I know it's challenging, but what can we do we need to you know, accept the decision of Allah subhanahu wa tada and move forward. So as God or Vicar like never before inshallah, we will discuss how

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the sixth in the 70 years making the art to Allah subhanaw taala like never before, right? We ask Allah subhanaw taala at this moment to give cure to those who are afflicted with this COVID-19 this pandemic Coronavirus, and we ask a lot to protect each and every one of us from this disease Coronavirus, virus and other diseases as well.