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How to Prepare for a Productive Ramadan

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Ahmed Hamed

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How to Prepare for a Productive Ramadan

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Karim Allah He was Javi Jemaine also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim, Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem shalom Ramadan under the rules in a field or an orderliness will be your nominal Hoda, one for probably struggling surgery where silly Omri

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melissani. Yes, who only my brothers and sisters. Welcome to a live webinar on the topic, how to prepare for productive Ramadan. When hamdulillah first and foremost we praise and we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for giving us this opportunity to interact in a time where we see lockdown everywhere. So Allah, Glory be to Allah subhanho wa 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 Subhana who were tied up in this da Aloma but live in Ramadan, Allah help us to reach out

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Ramadan to help ourselves to be able to witness this greatest of all ones, Ramadan, my beloved brothers and sisters in Allah in this live webinar, I'm going to take you to a journey, a journey to make Allah 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 Mr. Bond 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 you

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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 Pantelleria less than a week, you know, to hit Ramadan inshallah, to reach out to them about so better than you know, than not planning at all, not preparing at all. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. We are here to prepare ourselves for Ramadan 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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So anyway, 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 suparna law if you want to make it productive. Obviously it will be productive only after

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It is being accepted by Allah subhanaw taala otherwise, we will be doing so many things. And at the end of the day, if our,

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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, saved 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 a lot, every effort that we do, it must be for the sake of Allah. So, Anna, what's up and number three, we need to ensure that the productivity to achieve we have to follow the way of

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So, believe in Allah with your 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 have 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 inshallah. So, inspiration and knowledge number three areas of focus, because obviously we need to know which area we need more productivity, inshallah, which can be

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acceptable, acceptable by Allah subhanaw taala and it can be accelerated as well.

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Number seven 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 goals of Paradise are opened, and this whole workout is with a key objective that we gain Jenna the highest levels of gender inshallah. 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 and ask 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? Well hamdulillah if you have missed some things, time is now to ensure that you do that which you did not do last from above. So inshallah just close your eyes for a few seconds. And think, how was your last Ramadan?

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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 and the de la fille for

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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 kind of love the month to achieve gender for sure. Right. And, in it, as I said, the dose of gentle approach

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And the doors of Johanna Hellfire are closed in shayateen are chained rewards subpoena law it goes from one you know 10 to 700 times and somehow to law law knows how much reward you will give to us, it is a night better than 10 1000 months Subhan Allah almost 87 years in one night, you can imagine if you have achieved inshallah, and I ask Allah for all of us to give this blessed night labor to God, if you witness 10 nights, for example of later, you have 117 years of ibadah of worship of Allah subhanaw taala a gift indeed, isn't it? By the way, let me remind you and Shama just to make sure that that you you know, subscribe our youtube channel of alumina center and you know, ring the

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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 from above, you see, if we don't understand the Ramadan as a whole, we will be, you know, not able to read it out the most.

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Number one, it's a training Subhan Allah, Ramadan is indeed training, right? It's a training period, it's a free you know, 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 months

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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 do mistakes, we have shortcomings, so on and so forth. And this is the month we take a break and we take a break and we try to service our body as well as soul. So it's a month of services, it's a month of programming, it's a month of programming towards righteousness, a lot of binaries, 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 to plan a lot it becomes so difficult that you don't easily approach

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those things well. So 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 haven't really inshallah shared 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 is 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 subhanahu wa Tada. So intention is the basic fundamental thing that we need to make our Ramadan most productive so it begins from our intention as a prophet of Allah while he was telling me he said in a man I'ma do 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, a dog, a llama, believe in Ramadan, Allah help us during the month of Ramadan. So when we have this dis Mia to

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

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advance

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Which is taught by our prophet to the level it was sent him. So when he pray, inshallah Allah is there to accept our prayer now Subhana Allah vendy 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 you 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 planned for everything Subhan Allah, so when the greatest guests the greatest of omens 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 Ramadan 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 paralog v 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 DA 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 Ramadan inshallah by the rule in the month, but you're not permission of Allah like this and like this and like that, so you have a plan to share. So you can also be a contributor in making other Muslims Ramadan, most productive.

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Number six, you need to ensure

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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 be a bother the pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala acts number one, prioritize it so that inshallah you can achieve your objective to gain the highest levels of Jana. 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 a Man of action as the same goose think like a man of action and act

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like a man of pot. So when you plan when you have a part, 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 from Milan is coming when you tell people when you inform people when you promote Ramadan and the blessings about from above 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 Jenna by pleasing a loss of power.

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Hey, what's up?

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Now, what are those focus areas that are we going to talk about really 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 inshallah

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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 Sharla which are the most common areas which inshallah is the focus with the way

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of hard work 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 insha 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 inshallah number seven remembrance of Allah like never never before Vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala you need to ensure that it should be done in a way that was never done before right? So every day you're Ramadan should become better and better. And don't ever pump shape bond by saying or by thinking you know what, perhaps I can't go to muscle.

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You know, I have no facility I don't get that environment of muscle. How can I you know, deal with this issue? I need to do you know, a lot of you by the industry. Look, my brothers and sisters I take a note on this point and and, and remind myself and you Everything is planned by Allah azza wa jal, everything, right without an exception. Allah is the planner of everything. So if Allah Subhana Allah has decided, and his decision is like this Subhana 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

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Ramadan. So if massages are locked, you know and you can't go out.

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It should not matter much. You need to create that environment. 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 Donna and move forward. So as God or Vicar like never before inshallah, we will discuss how

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the sixth and the 70 years making dua 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 as

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the seventh, you know, way that we will focus on insha Allah is

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you know, voluntary acts. So let's begin inshallah, I'm sorry. So, the fifth one was repenting to Allah subhana wa Tada. And remember ophira sixth one was making drama. And the second one is to perform other voluntary acts. Let's begin with the first focus area. The first focus area is have a stronger relationship with the Quran. You see lots of Hannah who are Dinah, he has given the

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best and the biggest gift and that is for Allah Subhana Allah, this is the greatest gift of guidance for you and me and for the entire humanity. What are those ways that you can inshallah look and focus on in terms of making our relationship better and better, every single day, every single moment with the court. So I have shared here

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You know, inshallah 10 days we will discuss 10 ways how we can actually make our relationship with the Quran. Most strong inshallah, and that is how we can make our Ramadan was productive. You see if you're distinct from the Quran how you can make your mobile productive, it is not possible, right? So let's make sure that we have strong relationship with the Quran the question is how, number one, believe in it, believe in it, that it is revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala in wording and in meaning, number one, believe that it was sent through Angel Gabriel I believe that it was sent to Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in Arabic language, and it is recorded and preserved and will be

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preserved until the last day as Allah Almighty took up the responsibility of preserving it. This is what we need to have a belief in it. And to believe that it contains the best stories and the authentic stories of all the prophets. It contains the complete guidance. So when we say Islam is a way of life, how do we actually get the rulings and the direction and the guidance of Islam from Quran? Allah subhanho wa Taala he sent down the Koran and we need to believe that it contains the best solution and the best guidance for our way of life to be successful in this world, and the year after, so allow mighty says in Surah, Baccarat surah number two animal 177 177 that it is not

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righteousness that you face here and there. But it is important that you believe so Allah mentioned about all the articles of faith and he mentioned about deep belief in the books revealed and sent down by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So number one, we need to believe in it. Once we have that belief. By default, we will be motivated and encouraged to go further what is further we need to recite it.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in the Quran,

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Quran Bismillah Arabic under the read recite in the name of your Lord who created so recitation of the Quran it definitely builds our relationship with the Quran. It develops a very deep relationship with the Quran. So you need to have a very clear defined strategic plan in place for the recitation of the Quran during the month of Ramadan, right in order to make your Ramadan most productive.

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Obviously, you will never be able to gain the full fruits from the Quran and and your recitation unless you understand it. Right. You need to understand what Allah is saying to you. What Allah is informing you about. This is a message right? So Allah Almighty, He gives us this message a lot of ways. He says in Surah Baqarah surah number two is number 185. The ayah with which I began my session out there Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem Shahada Ramadan under the uzima see him are on houden leanness will beg you not to minute Buddha word for upon, it was the month of Ramadan in which Allah Almighty revealed and sent down the glorious Koran so that it

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becomes like a guidance for the whole of humanity for the whole of humanity without any exception, right? And it acts like a criterion from judging right and wrong. So understand. The Quran is a book of guidance, so you will never be able to get guided unless you understand it. In supine Allah Allah states in so many places in order to recover alone in Surah Kama Sutra number 54 is number 17. Record your sermon or analytically, hollywood Ducky

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and It is we who have made the Quran easy to remember and understand Is it any one to take heed? Is anyone wants to take benefit ally saying that I made it easy to remember and understand. So Allah made it easy, understand it and get guidance.

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Number four, memorize it. You know, it doesn't matter how much how much ever you can buy IR Surah Surah you know, short sutras to begin with, but you should have a plan and agenda in your life to memorize as much as you can. The glorious Koran without having the mess memorization of the

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On your heart, how can you build the relationship with the Quran stronger? Yes, you might have a very shallow belief in the Quran you might have, you know your in depth understanding of the Quran but then when you have or on in your storage in your heart and your mind support a lot, it will be a good news for you. Because the more you will have the Quran in your heart, the higher your level will be in dunya and

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reflect on it, you know the relationship is to develop you with or and you need to reflect have a deeper look. It's just not recitation. It's reflection. Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So number 47 is number 24.

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A lot of but there is a failure to the balloon and Koran, um, Allah Lubin

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today not ponder and reflect over the Quran, or are their hearts unlocked upon luck. But if you don't take a deeper dive in the Quran is as Do we have locks on our heart. So Subhanallah my brothers and sisters, in order to develop strong relationship with Iran, we need to reflect over the glories are on.

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Number six, judge your life by it just your life by the Quran a lot stated as for a criterion to judge right from wrong. So Allah subhanaw taala then he gave this beautiful guidance of the Quran, judge your lives by it, then only you will be able to gain the relationship with the Quran and you will be able to get the solution for the problems of mankind Subhan Allah, when was the last time and there was a dispute or a conflict or issue or a problem or a difficulty that you had? And you looked at by opening the Quran or Allah, I have this issue. I have fought with my loved ones, how can I resolve it? I have this financial issue, how can I get the solution? Find it through the Quran

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and you will have the solution that you are looking for.

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Practices Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you're not caught the jar. Mo is to become what she found only mafias to do, well, who don't

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need all mankind? Allah subhanahu wa tada says, all mankind, here is an instruction for you. Here is an instruction the blues are on for you. And it is a solution. For the problems that you have. It's a chiffon.

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Of all the problems of all the difficulties of all your issues, this neuron is the solution for you. And this belief must be very much strong in our hearts, then only we can build our relationship with the Quran. And it's only then our Ramadan can be most productive. So, practicing the response in our lives, as we know as for the records, about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I shuttle Dr. Lovell and her she said Ghana, Hulu, or he was like a walking around he was like a Quran. Allah was the whole life of the Prophet system was like the Quran, the Quran in action Subhan Allah,

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remind yourself by Subhan Allah, the glorious or it's

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addictive, you know, from Allah, when we want to remember our reality go back to the origin, when we want to know where we belong, and to whom we belong, go to the crowd. And we want to remind others, remind them with the Quran. This is a zyk in our National Nurses doesn't know what to do. So the greatest grant is a sticker remind people by it, you know, not by a you know, arguing in a way that is not approved by default, not in a way which is by others, but remind them with the Quran and remind yourself by the Quran

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nine promoted you know, from world the Quran, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam said believe only Hello I have propogate and promote and take it forward the I even if you no one is supposed to love from working the Quran also builds your relationship with the Quran. It tells so much it reflects so much if you're you know non believers.

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who do not believe in Islam? Those people who are non Muslims, let them know about the Quran because Quran is for them as well as we said, Buddha leanness, it's a guidance for the humanity. So it's your responsibility to take this message from the Koran to others, those who don't know about it. And Allah Ramadan is a beautiful month to share about the message of the Quran, Allahu Akbar and upon Allah that is the reason a lot of binaries are praised the one who takes this message to others and invites people to Allah subhanaw taala by saying, woman, acid or coal amendment died in a law, while I mean a solid in the middle muslimeen who is better in speech than the one who calls people

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to Allah does righteous deeds and says I'm among the Muslims, so promote the Quran. That's how you develop your relationship with the Quran, teach it to others. The best way to develop your link with the Quran is teach it to others, how to love the Prophet sallallahu sallam. He said, Hey look, man Don Lemon Khurana.

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The best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. So Pamela, this is how we actually you develop our relationship with the Quran. Allah my brothers and sisters it is important that we fulfill these are like rites of the Quran, these are like beauties that we have two words the Quran when we fulfill our duties towards the Quran, when we fulfill our rights of the Quran, believe me, my brothers and sisters mark these words, you will establish a very powerful link and relationship readability score and

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that's the focus area number one,

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focus area number two and that is how to make our salon most productive. So behind Allah, the idea of making Ramadan remarkable Ramadan productive Ramadan is to look at those areas which we perform the most and Salah Salah is something which we perform a lot and this is how we need to ensure that we make our Salah most productive. So let's look at the way how we can actually make our Salah most productive. And

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, in the knee on a law La Ilaha Illa and afar moodini Joaquim is Salah is equally most certainly I am your Allah there is no one Rudy authorship apart from me. So established Salah you know,

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establish Salah in my remembrance. So, what we come to know is Salah is a very powerful way of linking with Allah subhanaw taala and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala So, my beloved brothers, in his ancestors in Islam, it is important to make this area also very, very powerful. And so, behind Allah when we make our Salah most productive, we will be inshallah able to gain the most of the Salah. So, I have five piece in order to make our salaat most productive, number one prepare, you know,

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have this, this, this mental programming. So first is to program in your mind about solid and your programming. It begins from the time of Iran

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begins from the time of Iran, how you are going to make your Salah most productive. So when you listen to Azzam, when you have this, this conviction and this reflection on when you reply to Amazon, when you pray after the event, the draw that we have, you know when you have this connection built up at the time of sudden that makes your Salah to begin with productivity. So you started mentally the programming two words Salah, you program yourself that you know what, here is a time that I have to present myself and meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala so that's number one, program yourself mentally you know, from the time of alarm. Number two, prepare, dress up

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very something nice

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Clean tidy cludes and properly Do you know this is the preparation part of preparation to make your Salah productive, as a result your Ramadan will also be productive and

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try to understand that there is no better opportunity for you to prepare to be presentable in front of Allah subhanaw taala than anything else, right? for you the most important thing is to prepare for soft law with the proper dress proper will do. And if you are praying, like for example, Zohar or us or you need to know mentally, which pseudo Are you going to recite, so that you will have a better concentration on it. And if you, you know, in general, you can choose which muscle you can, you know, you can go in sha Allah so that you know, have that preparation in your mind you're traveling and you need to map it out on your direction, which was false in your way, how you can

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actually ensure that you pray on time. That's preparation, part of preparation, number three, perform, you need to perform, you know, this is the actual practice that you have, during your salon hustle, focus. You know, leave aside all the parts that come in your mind, because now you are in need

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of

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loss is absolutely heightened position and you just can't afford to divide your concentration. Will you talk to someone during that time? Of course not. Will you think anything else at that time? Of course not. This is a law, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, whom you are meeting and this is something which is so beautiful way of performance. So make your performance as the best you know as the profit to the level and you sit him he said play as if you see Allah subhanaw taala although you don't see but a lot of bluster he sees you. So excellence is what you need to achieve from Allah Subhana Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us the ways in the means and a lot of

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ways. He says

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a lot of Buddha he says successful are those who believe in Allah Vina whom few salata him, harsh your own. Those who established Salah those who praise Allah with what with humbly submissiveness with that excellence in their total behavior and actions and intentions, purely and dedicated lead for Allah subhanho wa Taala. Number 30 is ponder, ponder what you are reciting, you know, when you know the meanings of what you're reciting, it becomes a lot more better for you to concentrate on Salah for example, even if it is to say Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, is something which is so prominent in Salah if you know the meaning of Allah, Allah is the Greatest that that means nothing

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is more greater to you than Allah subhanaw taala and no one is greater than Allah subhanaw taala so you are fully devoted to Allah subhanaw taala when you say Subhana Allah while in sujood, you Glory be to Allah subhanho wa Taala Who is the most high so when you know the meanings of Santa, you know the the sutras that you're going to recite and the portions that you recite throughout the Salah, it becomes much more easier to concentrate and to ponder as well plan for the next Salah you know the final P is planned for the next slot. So when you know that you have gained so much of strength, from Salah, so much of positivity, so much of hope, so much of support, so much of goodness, you

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know and have some allies Allah says in Surah Baqarah surah number 245 resta ino be Sabri was Salah, seek the help of Allah, through patience and what clear through salah and southern you actually gain the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala so my beloved brothers and sisters, this is how you make your salon most productive insha Allah and when you have this thing in mind, you are eager for the next salon, you read, when is my next salon so that I can again go back fully dedicated for Allah subhanho wa Taala when you have these five P's programming, preparation, performance, pondering and learning

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For the next inshallah you will gain productivity in salah and this is something which is beautiful and this is something you can actually make your Ramadan most productive as well

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my beloved brothers and sisters The

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next area for us to focus on is something which is very closely connected with Ramadan and that is productive fasting. So, what is Song Song is to refrain or to restrain or to abstain ourselves from something that is displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala So, to sum you actually, you know abstain yourself from food and drink and what is mentioned, you know and physical activity in a way that is, you know, that will break your fast You know, so you you control yourself from dawn till dusk in order to please Allah subhanho wa Taala that is fasting that is so for a prescribed you know, limited of time. It is an obligation of course for us Allah subhanahu wa tada he says in the Quran

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in surah baqarah so number two and number 183 Yeah, you and Athena amanu quotevalet, como Seon, Kanaka teavana Latina publikum

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so fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to the people who came before you. So it's a prescription, and it's a command by Allah Subhana hudaydah and it is also a pillar of his of Islam. You know, among the five pillars and the foundations of Islam, so is one of them. Fasting is one of the pillars of, you know, it's not as we know, the real and true purpose of fasting is given at the end of the ayah the unlocking the hole, so that you may gain consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, the whole purpose of the fasting the whole objective outcome, the end result of fasting is you gain taqwa. So, even if you fast and you don't gain taco, taco comes from the root word Raka

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which means to have a barrier between right and wrong, to have a barrier in short, in a nutshell, some things which are displeasing to Allah and pleasing to Allah. So you are on the other side, pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala and you keep a barrier, anything that displeasing to Allah subhana wa tada you put a barrier on. So, number one, think the day one of Ramadan when you fast. And if you have gained that consciousness, that taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala. have you gained it or not, always introspect. Ask yourself this question, am I really reaping out the benefits of fasting? Am I achieving the objective the fasting? If yes, well, hamdulillah I need to get in a better way. And if

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I'm not, then I need to make sure that I fulfill the the rights of the fasting and gain the objective from it and that is the grace of Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously, there are so many virtues of fasting and subhana wa, when we want to be productive in our fast these virtues will help us and and gives us you know, like,

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like a boosting, you know, element for us to be productive in our fasting. So, number one, as the as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said very clearly in the Hadith

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among sama Madonna, Imani rock, the sovereign or Fiona, Houma, Domine zombie, last messenger salallahu alayhi wasalam said whoever observes fast during the month of Ramadan out of sins feet and hoping to attain a lot of rewards, then all his past sins will be forgiven. Yeah, it is mentioned about the minor sins all his minor sins will be forgiven, what a beautiful, you know, a moment for us to reflect that this is some of one of the powerful ways to

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educate our you know, minor sins inshallah. And also the, the fasting is something which allows himself said that fasting is for me, and I shall reward it Subhan Allah, fasting has the reward which has no measure. It's only Allah

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knows best and from Allah Allah will definitely give us what is best.

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If a person fasts with sincere you know faith, having the hope of reward of Allah subhanaw taala from Allah panelboards Allah in Sharla even into from a special note dedicated for Simon for those who fast we know the name of the door is Baba young. This door of Jana is dedicated for those who fast May Allah subhanaw taala help us to enter from this door as well inshallah apart from other doors as well. It's a means to achieve the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala, my beloved brothers and sisters, whenever Allah gives us something as a command, it is to make us you know, closer to him, it is an opportunity that helps us to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So make sure that you

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take this opportunity, make sure that you utilize this opportunity and Subhanallah fasting and the Quran is something which we have to ensure and engraved in our hearts and minds, that these are the two things that will come as an intercession on the day of judgment and their intercession will be accepted, you know, fasting will come as an intercession as an intercessor and say, Oh Allah, I Efrain from him from food from you know, sexual desires and from a drink, Oh Allah, accept the intercession and a lot of visa will accept both the Quran and some, you know, deep or on and the

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fasting, a lot of Blaser will accept the Shiva the intercession from both of them and Allah subhanaw taala will forgive us. So there are remarkable, you know, blessings in the favors of mentioned in the Quran and Hadith about fasting, because of which we must be completely and absolutely motivated to make our

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fasting as productive fasting to make our Ramadan the bigger goal as the most productive. And that was our third focus area. Focus Area number four, a loss of Hannah hudaydah He reminds us again and again in the Quran in different ways and forms to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that's the area number four. remember Allah subhanho wa Taala like never before law, whatever, your Vicar, your remembrance of Allah must be so beautiful, what must be so pure, must be so powerful that it gives you strength, and it gives you satisfaction as Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, In the Quran, Allah, Vickery la he taught in Nakuru with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find serenity, satisfaction,

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pleasure, happiness, joy, and goodness, Allahu Akbar, my brothers and sisters. satisfaction is something which we cannot buy from any market. We cannot buy from any shop from any more no satisfaction, it may not Sakina serenity it comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, as Guney as the guru goon

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remember me so that I will remember you. So remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is a very powerful way of making sure that you do zikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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number two, we need to also understand that remembering Allah subhanho data spells the devil and vegans his plots, no doubt during the month of Ramadan Subhan Allah the bigger shouting or change as a prophet to the level and he said himself, but there are literal ones the minor ones which are there. So Subhanallah when you do that, you get closer to a loss of Hannah who what Tyler and you make shaitan away from you, you distance yourself from Chetan in shaitaan runs away he go he departs from you, when you engage yourself in the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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we take a minute of pause because of the essential law

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So we have a special event these days of slot if you boo to come you know create your you know Salah at your home so are in your homes so Pamela This is something which

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that comes to my mind that you know the UAE authorities and you know other authorities as well

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are reminding us again and again to pray at home and that's been you know, safe for us and others as well inshallah, just a social message and a reminder for myself and others. So we're talking about remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala if you ever meet one

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a lot to remember us we need to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala no doubt we need Allah subhanho wa Taala all the times. We cannot, you know prosper. We cannot, you know be without loss of Hannah hola Tada. So we need a lot of visa and in order to create the better

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you know, a relationship with Allah subhanaw taala remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and a lot of Buddhism, he instructs us He commands us, right? In the Quran to remember him in the morning and in the evening. Right? Allah subhanaw taala he commands it's a command by Allah subhanho wa Taala right. So we need to ensure that we remember Allah subhanho wa Taala that so when we start remembering Allah, now, inshallah, we will continue this practice again and again. And during the month of Ramadan, we will accelerate it we will elevate and make it more intense to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala as it also my beloved brothers and sisters, it causes the love of Allah subhanaw

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taala You know, when you love someone, you remember him and we should love Allah the Most more than anyone and more than anything, Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who deserves all every kind of highest love right in our life. So, we give a lot of Hannah huhtala

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that that importance and this is how we he deserves to handle law.

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Also my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala it helps us to be protected to be protected from any kind of issues any kind of, you know, problems and to if we are in a situation which are difficult, Allah subhanaw taala will give us the ability to deal with it to deal with it in a way that is you know, that is so beautiful and fruitful inshallah for all of us. So, the focus area number four is, remember Allah subhanho wa Taala like never before. So make a vicar plan you know, you need to remember love from your heart, you know, call out to Allah subhanaw taala from your heart and this is how you make your your remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala more

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stronger.

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Focus Area number five, and that is repent and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala and aka repent and remember after so Toba to Allah subhanaw taala directly connects you to Allah. So here we actually do what we acknowledge our relationship between a law and us a law being our rub in V r is so the master

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name that is the relationship that we have. Whenever there is any need of the of the slave. He calls out to his Rob his master. This is over to Allah subhanho wa Taala going back to Allah subhanho wa Taala when ever and how much ever you can will help us to gain his his forgiveness to power a lot. We all

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will agree that no one is immune from since every one of us without an exception we commit since we show up our disobedience, we have shortcomings. What is the rescue? What is the way out? The way out is Toba to Allah subhanaw taala repentance to Allah subhanaw taala going back to Allah azza wa jal is the way for us to gain cure in our lives for the disease called as sin. So Subhana Allah repent, which song hopes, you know, don't be a person who thinks that you know what, I have done so many things throughout my life, I have just disobeyed Allah subhanho wa Taala I have not done enough good deeds. I have done a lot of bad deeds. Don't be hopeless, have strong hope in Allah subhanho wa

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Taala that he will forgive you even accept your repentance provided. It is sincere. So a lot of but there is a he says something beautiful in Surah to Zuma surah number 39. is number 51. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says cool. Yeah, everybody say, all my slaves, a lot of binaries are the way he he beautifully mentioned this, and says this is so powerful, and so loving, Allah says, a birdie Oh my sleeves and levina a sort of who I know

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and hear a lot this does not talk about the righteous lips, the good slaves, no law talks about those who have transgressed themselves was gone away from Allah subhanaw taala, who committed sins, law, he says, a levina Allah on forsake Him, those who have transgressed themselves and we need to really realize my brothers and sisters, that when we do sin, when we commit mistake, we actually harm ourselves. Allah is not affected by that. Allah is not being you know, in any way, you know, impacted with that we are impacted, we will be hurt and harmed by our sense. So Allah subhanaw taala out of his mercy, he says, Yeah, he buddy, oh my slaves, and levina a sort of unforeseen, those who

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have transgressed themselves, not to morality law, do not despair from the mercy of Allah.

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Allahu Akbar, so is a stronghold that we need to have in Allah azza wa jal that he will accept my repentance and I'm sincere, Yala. I asked you to forgive me. Oh Allah. I sincerely repent to you your Allah forgive me your father. Forgive me your Rahim Forgive me, Your Allah forgive me. So when you ask a lot of bryza for repentance, you turn to him.

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You turn to Him, and Subhan Allah. Allah says, not tukana to me Rahmatullah Don't be despair from the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala in Allah young Pharaoh Zulu, but Jamia above it, forgive all your sins. If you sincerely repent, beat major or minor, whatever it is, if you sincerely repent, now, Allah is prepared and willing to forgive everything. Subhan Allah, why because he is

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a food and he's right. He is oft Forgiving, the betrayal forgive him, and he is extremely at

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the mercy of Allah azza wa jal, and brothers and sisters, repent to Allah with strong hopes. Number two, there are amazing benefits of making stuff first, we know it according to the records of the ideas, you know, Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala from 70 to 100 times, although his past future and present sins were forgiven, right, but still, he taught us a lesson to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala so that we may gain

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The fruits the blessing from in our mind in our children, as mentioned sooner to know, right? last panel Tyler,

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he taught us when we seek forgive from Allah subhanaw taala, Allah will send down the rain, the beneficial things, the Baraka, the blessing will come in our wealth in our children, and we will prosper upon Allah, one of the powerful ways to increase the risk, the sustenance, the you know, your household to gain the growth, if you want to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. So, this is how you actually repent to Allah subhanaw taala. And this is how you make your connection very with the loss of angina. And this is how you make your Ramadan most productive, Allahu Akbar. So

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amazing benefits from the stepfather repenting to a Muslim parent and also reflects that you have someone high above whom you can go once you have a when you do a sin, when you commit a mistake. This it's not something that no Subhan Allah, Allah is willing and open. inshallah This is something so beautiful. A lot of it is he comes down on the lowest part of the heaven, in the third in the in the last part of the night in ask who is there who wants to seek forgiveness so that I may forgive him or her? A lot of luck? But it's an opportunity that Allah gives us every single day, in the last part of the night. Allah gives us this opportunity. Is there anyone to seek forgiveness, I will

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forgive. So my beloved brothers and sisters, it develops the love of Allah subhanaw taala as well. And a lot of galerija he loves it as well. In Whoa, what a Weber Rahim. Allah subhanaw taala. He is indeed a Rob He is the one who accept repentance and Subhanallah a lot of what it is, he says, Indeed, Allah loves those who repent. So when you repent, you gain the love of Allah and Allah will make you beloved as well. Love. What amazing thing when Allah makes us beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala after committing a sin and when we sincerely repent, what else we want Subhana Allah

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also my beloved brothers and sisters, don't be too much worried about you know yourself in a in a way that you do yourself have that positivity, of positivity, that that good mindset and having good hopes in a loss of $100 you know, you have Allah subhanaw taala is as as you think of panela as we know, I am as my servants. Think of me as a lot of you says, nope, so have good thinking about Allah subhanaw taala has Good thinking. For example, I have a good thinking that Allah, Allah will forgive me inshallah, Allah will forgive me, I love it and admit me in the highest levels of gender, Allah will reveal his face to me, Allah subhanaw taala will give me all bounties inshallah. So have these

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positive thoughts in your mind about Allah subhanho wa Taala and that comes when you turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala also my beloved brothers and sisters, Toba also reflects that you have someone whom you will be accountable to, you know, when you take account of yourself in dunya insha Allah, you will be saved and in the hereafter you will be able to prepare yourself to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you are willing and pleasing to meet Allah, Allah will be pleased to meet you as well. Right? So, loss of Hannah Hosanna he accepts repentance for those who are sincere meaning acknowledge conditions of the first off of repentance are those are the following number one, accept

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your sin that you have done it, acknowledge it. Number two, stop it immediately. Number three, have a good intention not to go back to it. Number four, have that remorse thought in your mind and continuously seek forgiveness from a loss handler and number five is to do something wrong to others compensated compensated right. So when you have sincere Toba to Allah, Allah subhanaw taala is willing to forgive us in sha Allah.

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That was number five or the focus. Now area number five. Now the focus area number six insha Allah and that is do our dial up Allah subhanahu wa tada anytime you don't get, you know his number busy, you don't get his number switched off out of coverage area no no no no no Subhan Allah, Allah subhana wa tada can be reached out any time anywhere, you know, in any condition Subhana Allah you ask Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you inshallah. So, number one da is a command of Allah subhanaw taala.

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Allah subhanaw taala says, As for me, and I will give it you would only

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ask for me, and I will give sha Allah, so it's a command of Allah subhanho wa Taala number two, it's a weapon of the believer, you know, Dora is the sharpest and the strongest weapon of the believer, he can immediately Connect

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himself with a loss of hantera through the medium of draw, when you just say from your heart, sincerely, purely calling out to Allah subhanaw taala by saying you're a law, you know, when you say la ilaha illa law, this is something which is so powerful. You know, that is the reason the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Guru La ilaha illAllah, toughly who those who say that either heilala is no deity worthy of worship, except Allah Spano Tata will gain success, right? So we need to understand we need to understand that drama is a weapon of the believer, indeed. So also understand that channeladvisor is worshipped as a prophet to the level at least seldom Is it a drop.

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Valeri bother Dre calling out to Allah asking ALLAH is itself a worship to Han Allah. So you will be rewarded for the worship as an act of worship to you're asking something for your own benefit. So you will be benefited as well. So this is beautiful, right? It develops strong and direct connection with your tribe, with your lead with your master. You know, you can ask for any duar anything, whatever you want, for yourself, for your loved ones for the whole of humanity, especially in these times Panama where the whole world is struggling and striving and facing this challenge which no one could expect it to come Coronavirus COVID-19. dial up to Allah subhanaw taala call out to Allah

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subhanho wa Taala and He will answer is you know your prayers in sha Allah, Allah to Allah for the betterment of the world, for the betterment of the people, for the betterment of your parents, number one, right, if they are alive, ask for their protection for the you know, having a blessed life and if they are not alive, ask for their forgiveness in the hereafter. Subhan Allah they will have the levels are higher, if you pray, you know for them in sha Allah as children Subhana Allah

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dua it must be done with conviction, meaning that you should not have any, you know, mixed thoughts in your mind. For example, you should think you know what, I'm asking a lot for this, but I don't know whether Allah will accept it or not, never do that. Never think that right? This thought process is satanic Wait, always have high hopes in Allah subhanaw taala You know, a lot of what is it says in Surah, Allah bronto number three and 160 If Allah helps you, who can overcome you, you know who can stop if Allah wants to give you If Allah stops it, who can give. So let the believers put their entire trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala so my beloved brothers and sisters it is important

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that we make dua with conviction with strong belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala that inshallah my dua will be accepted. If it's not accepted, immediately it will be done after some time and we see in our lives, and if it's not accepted, it will be compensated with with the other challenges that we may face. And it's it's not accepted here in sha Allah in Jannah. A person will see that his block will act like the good deeds and it will help him to save his Acura

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finally reflect our slavery towards our master. We are different

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pendant Allah is a summit, he is a summit, he is the one who is independent, free from needs bought, the entire creation is in need of Allah subhanho wa Taala so my beloved brothers and sisters in order to make your Ramadan most productive, make a habit of calling out to Allah subhanaw taala while walking by sitting while sleeping, you know when you are on the bed collar to Allah subhanaw taala You know, this is how we make our selves always connected with Allah subhanaw taala in all ways, we go on the path of making our Ramadan most productive in sha Allah. So, this is what we need to ensure and understand that calling out to Allah subhanaw taala will definitely make us more

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productive. Let us now look at the final focus area. And that is performing the voluntary act. So hamdulillah we talked about building the relationship with the Quran, we talked about how we can make our salon most productive. We also talked about how we can make our fasting most productive and fruitful by achieving it's, it's it's true. It's its objective, and that is taqwa, we also talked about you know how we can make our victories most productive and always be connected with Allah subhanaw taala we also talked about how we can make our Toba our repentance and remembering our Acura Subhan Allah is something which is very, very important as well. So, we talked about the the

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making ways how we can actually get closer to Allah subhanaw taala in making sure that we make this Ramadan, the most in all these areas. Finally, area and the final focus area, in fact is the performance of voluntary acts. So, as we know, Allah subhanaw taala a to him the most beloved deeds are those which are, you know, the further prayers, so, Allah subhanaw taala hee hee obviously gets closer and we can get closer to Allah subhanaw taala The best way is the four eyes fulfill your obligations as number one. So, once you are done with the obligation free act, now is the time where you want to reach what excellence right Excellent. So, when you reach out to excellence, you need

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more deeds, more voluntary deeds in order to ensure that you

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gain more and more during this grade from above. So, for example, among the the waffle prayer is optional prayer you know, after the obligatory once Of course, you pray Ravi and other Nawaz in prayers, you know having that issue in your Salah, focus on your quality of solid not on quantity of the prayer and

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always have this pure and clean heart you know a lot of will is that to him he accepts only Alban Salim you know the pure heart, the perfect heart the the conditioned heart, he doesn't accept that which is impure, right so show your best behavior you know, you're a club as well and be merciful to others as well. And you can actually do any type of charity you know, apart from the circus, you're eligible to pass on xhaka which is the mandatory the obligatory charity, apart from that

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you know, voluntary charity to your among your own relatives, do it, you know, among your neighbors, do it in your society, do it, you know, with with those who are poor, needy, destitute, you know, orphans, whatever ways that you can find out you need to plan all these things, by the way, in order to make your Ramadan most productive, you need to point out these things in order to make sure that you act upon it, remember, what is what we said, apart from planning, we need to act upon the plan. So, these old things go under your plan and your practice will make you to act upon inshallah. So, feeding the poor is something which is solely runnable in the month of Ramadan for example, the

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Prophet sallallahu sallam, he said the one who helps to the other person to break the fast he will be devoted equally to Allah. So, you fast you get the work for yourself and he you feed the one who fasts and he breaks a fast with your foot, you will be rewarded equally inshallah. So have this budget allocation, you know, the team mobilization have this proper, complete, robust plan.

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You to drive this Charity Campaign, you know, in a way that is productive in a lot of help people help people somehow a lot. This is something which we need to talk about time and again, you know, if you help

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people, allow me to help you, if you're kind to people, Allah will be kind to you. If you're merciful to others, Allah will be merciful to you. If you forgive people, Allah will forgive you. So my beloved brothers and sisters, ensure that you strive hard somehow Allah, Allah subhana wa Taala he says, In surah, and Caboose, the last ayah I number 69, when Latina jaha delphina, Lana Javier nahoon. Susanna was in the La La boxing in a lot of binaries. He says those who strive you know, await a lot will open doors for them, open opportunities for them, which they never imagined. Allah loves those who are good doers. So always be among those who are good doers be among those who are

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conscious, but be among those who are vocally seem more sincere, be among those who are bookstein who are just be among those who are Philippine who seek repentance from Allah subhanho wa Taala be among those who are mutata hearin, who purifies themselves, be among those who are the best in the sight of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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Also, you can, you know, create robbery,

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the night prayer, you know, after the first

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you know, prepare some analog now, as we know that we most likely will be praying at our homes, the massages are locked, and from above is going to be a bit different for us, but they will do so as I said, Never ever lose hope, create an ambience, if you know the most secure men lead your family, you know, if your son knows it more, let him lead, you know, Tavi prep and this is something which will help us to gain that momentum which perhaps gets used in any don't go to the masjid you know, so, make your home a must it's upon a lot make your home

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a place where you have that ambience that you know environment where you can do the acts of worship more supremely more excellently in sha Allah and club, you know, yourself, you know, in tahajjud prayer kind of lucky I'm alone is something which is so powerful you know, after for the prayer, this is the prayer which is highly highly recommended and Subhanallah we all you know, take care of this in the month of Ramadan. So, make sure it goes in a very potential manner, your terminal six a time fix a please fix, you know, a proper agenda and the environment. So you you are programmed for doing that activity in a in a better way. Insha Allah And for those who you know, we're living in,

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in places in countries where there is no lockdown, you know, you can do air takeoff, you know, seclusion in the last, you know, 10 days of Ramadan and have the real benefit by being the guest of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, something about Dharavi because it is something which is constantly done, you know, in the month of Ramadan it's assumed not

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to pray terribly so obviously we should not miss this out we should pray all throughout the Ramadan this helps us to be connected and to be gathered as a family as well it creates and develops that bond as well. Well hamdulillah and know that it is panela specific for Ramadan you know apart from the other no awful prayer that you can create any time throughout the year.

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Please don't get into argument of a trick our 20th focus on the quality of recovery know the size eight but you can't put any limit you can pray as much as you can. How much ever you can inshallah make sure that you don't ever miss your your father at the expense of now often give give importance to further Salah the most and then comes your know often Salah so Subhan Allah it's a programming so behind Allah when we when we pray together, you know with our family members, how to love this. This gives us the programming towards righteousness and well being with our family as well. So take care

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Opportunity without losing hope that you can't go to the masjid and try and reflect on what is recited you know if you don't know much portion of the Quran, you as an Imam can take the Quran and freed from it it's absolutely allowed for the amount not limited not those who are praying behind in the nonprofit prayer in the volunteer prayer if you are taking the Quran as an Imam, you recite it from the Quran and you can lead Ravi Salah throughout the month of Ramadan and make sure that you do you do it with dedication without you know giving the census sense of hopelessness to your family whose work could be you know down because they could not go to the masjid. So give them the boost

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and motivate them and inspire them a lot for those who can do air take off we know it because it means seclusion right. And it can be done anytime the moment you enter into Masjid, you know, you can start your meal of the day to govern you will be rewarded until you exit from the masjid and it must be done in the masjid not at home or at a car for some people they do it at home. There is no proven evidence to prove that you know you can do it at your homes, not for men, not from women as well. So, yes, you can do liquor you can do television or on you can do the double or you can recite and and do liquor, you can do you know a lot of activities which are now often at your home insha

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Allah but not as Acuff as it's not prescribed. You can also if you are allowed to go to the masjid, in the countries where you're living, make sure that you as a sooner the last 10 nights of Ramadan on the de su not the most recommended one. You can do it you know with a lot of benefits of panel lights. It's definitely a privilege to be the guest of a lot in the house of Allah subhana wa Taala in the blessed month of Ramadan and make sure that you increase your efforts during the month of Ramadan. So can a lot. We need to realize my beloved brothers and sisters and remember this hadith Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, Now Matan. maamoun Fie McAfee Ramadan us as well for

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all most of the people. Most of us were neglected about two great blessings. The Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, he said about what are those two blessings, number one is our health. And number two is our free time to Panama to make the most of Ramadan, we need to stay healthy. And we need to make sure that we use our time potentially Subhan Allah, we just cannot afford to lose our time. Rather, we must make sure that we use our time, you know, before we lose our time and we lose Ramadan. Subhan Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, mean to Angel Gabriel, you know, when being on the pulpit, when Angel Gabriel, he said, you know, let him be destroyed, let him be a you

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know, distend and cast out Subhan Allah, Who victim is the month of Ramadan and could not gain the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, my brothers and sisters, such strong terms are being used in this hadith to highlight that this is the month of forgiveness, this is the month of mercy. This is the month which requires a lot of preparation. This is the month which requires a lot of struggle, hard work, quality and quantitative a bar that acts of worship and Subhanallah when we don't focus on these you know, it will be very unfortunate to to Victor's the month of Ramadan and could not you know gain, Jenna could not gain the forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So make

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sure that you use your time before you lose your time. So increase your efforts, you know, make your family awake, you know, especially the last 10 nights of Ramadan. We know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prescribed us to find out to search Laila to cover in the last 10 nights of

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Ramadan. The Odd nights, right? The 21st the 23rd the 20 5037 to 29 all the odd nights, it's always preferable as the profits of the liberalism used to tighten his waist, meaning used to get up fully to it.

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Sure to make use of Ramadan. In other words, to make the Ramadan, most productive. This is how we used to prepare for Ramadan to make sure that your family's awake, you know, in the last part of the night they do think of Allah, they engage themselves with the Quran, they do the voluntary prayers, and they make sure that they make dua to Allah subhanaw taala for the betterment of everyone. So making the last 10 nights of Ramadan is the crux of Ramadan and panela me a lot of binaries to help us to gain that night of Laila to each other, which is better than 1000 months, a lot of luck, but 87 years almost we will gain we will gain and we will capture the reward in one night.

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Can it be more productive than that power law? We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us gain that momentum, that beautiful and powerful night which is better, which has lots of better than all, you know, 1000 months Subhan Allah, this is something which we have to really ponder on. And this is the smartest gift and the best gift to the Ummah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam, we know that the previous nations, they did not live very literally like us, you know, like we know the Prophet prophet Morley Salaam, he did Dharma for 950 years. So imagine how much he would have lived and how much his people would have lived. So they had so many 1000s of years to live upon. So obviously, the

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more you live, the more good deeds opportunity that you have. But we know that you know, the owner of the prophets of Allah Islam has a sharp edge sent, but Allah give a gift to the image of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, Li little better than 1000 months. So some kind of law My beloved brothers and sisters, it is so beautiful to you know, talk about later today alone. And in in most cases you know Subhan Allah, when we are awake when we are in the vicar of Allah when we are making dua to Allah subhanaw taala when we are reciting and reflecting upon the Quran, throughout the night or from above all 10 nights because we don't know when

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we will find later today. So making sure that the last 10 nights are reserved for the full dedication of the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala inshallah, we will have the gift of Ramadan later today. And inshallah We ask Allah subhanaw taala to, to gain to provide us the blessing and the mercy and forgiveness in dunya so that we may inshallah become the ones who are pleased by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Eventually we can gain the highest levels of Jenna being in the company of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam witnessing the face of Allah subhanho wa Taala, my beloved brothers, think about that moment, think about that situation, think about that time in hope about

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that. inshallah, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to gain that momentum of of life, where we can actually with this, Allah subhanaw taala that his foes with him, that is the greatest Mata Subhana Allah so we always aim for that, you know, Ramadan and other seasons, other opportunities are given to us so that we may actually gain the momentum and gain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and gain the ultimate gift of witnessing Allah subhanho wa Taala in the highest levels of gender in sha Allah. So my beloved brothers and sisters, these are the focus areas that are you know, listed out for you, I have with the help of a Master panatela attempted to present it to you so that we may look at each

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aspect each area, focus on it and make it

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a productive aspect so that every area can become the best area for us to make sure that we gain the fruits from each area, beat the relationship with the Quran, be it making our Salah with the horseshoe and most productive making our some you know gain its objective that is stuck we're making the Toba and repentance to Allah subhanaw taala and

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Remembering after making the drive to Allah subhanaw taala, doing the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala and performing all the voluntary acts, for the sake of Allah subhana wa Taala, my beloved brothers and sisters, again, remember, in order for making our album The most productive, we need to make sure that we make our, our faith, pure for Allah subhanaw taala meaning we worship only Allah without any association, to we need to do it for the sake of Allah, not to show off not to boast that I'm fasting, but I have completed, you know, three Jews in a day or one Quran in a night? No, no, no, this is not what we want to gain. We want to make sure that we are sincere and do things for

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the sake of Allah. And we need to make sure that we do things in the way of Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe salam, and not for anything else, my beloved brothers and sisters in order to make it productive, productive. These are the conditions that we need to keep in mind. And we need to practice in our practices. And this is the way how we can insha Allah with the help and the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala to gain productivity off Ramadan and become the most productive Muslim. We're not just productive in Ramadan, but they are productive, you know, outside Ramadan as well. They charge the spiritual batteries and gain the momentum to do good throughout the

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year, until we die as Allah subhanho wa Taala he says in Surah Surah number 15 is number 99. A lot of Buddha he says why would rob dakka dakka dakka kuryakyn worship your Lord, until certainty comes to you until death comes to you. So my beloved brothers and sisters, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us witness Ramadan, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this service from us. We are We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us practice what we preach. We asked the last panel data to gain the the pleasure of his you know throughout our lives in sha Allah until we die, and I would like to just

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go through some of the questions perhaps you have asked we have a few questions and a few minutes left for our session to close down. inshallah. So let's take questions.

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So one of the question is, can we pray or are we

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putting the you know, screen on the on the TV channel, the Imam reciting it and we pray in the mosque in our homes. Can we follow him as an Imam who is on TV on screen and pray Our turabi because we can't go to the masjid and the and because of the lockdown due to coronavirus COVID-19 The answer is no. There is a condition for

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Ravi and that is jamak and Gemma the main element is the Imam. So if you do not have the connection with the Imam is on recording and you are live, it is not allowed in Islam. So you choose the one who knows the Parana well and whom has memorized the Quran the most you make him as an Imam. And even if he doesn't know much he can as I said he can being a mom, he can recite the Quran looking at was half inshallah and others can follow him but they should not look into Quran they can just listen to the Quran. So, that is something which we have to be careful about. Always remember that we cannot do something which is not proven by the sooner inshallah.

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So, the question is

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about the Hadith, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you know, the first thing is like an expression of sins. You know, a lot of boys He forgives since those who passed in the month of Ramadan with sincere faith, and with good hopes meaning attaining the reward from Allah subhanaw taala his sins will be forgiven. It refers to minor sins and not major. But always be hopeful and understand that your major sins can also be forgiven if you sincerely repent. Right. There's one more question that came in. Will our major sins be forgiven if we fast Well, the answer is

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Your major sins and your minor minor sins can be forgiven. As I mentioned in Surah Zoomer number 39 is number 51. Allah subhanaw taala is in Nala yellow Pharaoh Zulu Baba Jamia, Allah forgive

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your sins. So making sure that you sincerely repent to Allah subhanaw taala and I mentioned the conditions of sincere repentance is to number one acknowledge it. Number two, stop it immediately. Number Number three,

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always have this plan and intention not to go back to it. Number four, you need to make sure that you seek forgiveness continuously and be Mosel on that. And number five, if you have done something wrong to others, you know, then you have to compensate it. So, be it major or minor. If you sincerely repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala is willing to forgive you, as he said not to Rahmatullah Do not be hopeless in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Let me see some more questions here.

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So,

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okay, what is the key of productivity? You know, as I mentioned, the key of productivity is that you do any and every act with purity of faith, you know, having the pure faith and conviction in Allah subhanaw taala means, that you have belief in Him in His Lordship, in his existence, in his a sense, in his actions, in his decisions, in his, you know, viewership in his divinity, in his names and attributes, when you have the belief in him with conviction, without associating any partners with him. Number two, you do things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala not for sure, number three, it must be in line with the way of the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam, when you do these things,

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productivity comes in the form of acceptance of your deeds, number one. So let's say if you do things which are not prescribed in the Quran and the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam throughout the month of Ramadan, you did so much of hard work, so much of energy is invested so much as delivered to the Quran, so much of you know,

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practices which are not sometimes you know, approved by the by the prophets learn Islam and in the Quran, then you will be across because you have to fulfill the basic conditions and that of acceptance of the deeds. Once that is done, then obviously, all these you know, ways and aspects which we have gone through as a journey to make our journey most productive. That is what you need to focus on it in sha Allah.

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Alright, let's see if you have any more questions.

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Okay, some of you have addressed this.

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All right, highlight the importance of the crunch vanilla relationship with the Quran. You know, apart from what I have mentioned, is undoubtedly it is the best book for us in order to reflect on it Allah subhanho wa Taala he says

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in Surah Taha a lot of Blaser, he says, Those people who actually do not read the Quran do not do the zick Allah Vicar which is the Quran, they will be depressed in the lives of Allah subhanaw taala will make them depressed in their lives. And in the Hereafter, they will raised as blind people. This comes as a warning Subhanallah a little bit. He gives this warning in the form of mercy upon a lot because sometimes we need to be warned so that we may you know, abort that practice and get back to Allah subhanaw taala the back to the vicar philosophy to Allah. So when Allah says woman out of the decree for in Allah who marry shaitaan banca whoever

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go away.

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From my reminder my remembrance of Allah will make his life a depressed life and

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in the Hereafter he will be released as a blind person. So, when we have eyes when we have strength when we have good health, my brothers and sisters, make sure that we get attached with the Quran. You know the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he would complain, being the one who is the Ramadan Allah, Allah mean, he was the mercy for the entire creation. He would complain on the Day of Judgment. You know, color Rasool Yara be in the Omaha zoo. hodel. Khurana Judah, oh my lord, these are the people of my own ma my own nation, you know who have abandoned the Quran you know, and Rahim Allah He said,

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The abandoning the Quran, digital migration from the Quran, in this ayah it means not believing in it, not reading it, not understanding it, not memorizing it, not reflecting on it, not practicing it, not teaching it to others Subhanallah all those rights and of the Quran and the duties that you have to fulfill. I mentioned all those so making sure that we treat the Quran the way it is. Because remember, remember my brothers and sisters, Allah Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, and Quran has to look out like the Quran is an evidence in favor of you or against you. So make sure that it goes in favor of you so that in the Day of Judgment, it will come as an intercessor and its

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intercession will be accepted. So some kind of law we can talk about the significance of the Quran, you know, again and again for hours all together, but it is important to ensure that Ramadan is the greatest month because Allah revealed the Quran and because of the Quran, it became the greatest and because of the branch, Allah gave it to Protestantism, he became the man on the end because of the Quran, supanova Angel Gabriel gibreel Islam becomes the becomes the best of the angels, and the greatest of all, and Subhanallah because of the Quran, we the Ummah became the hero, oma plus subhanaw taala come to

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Oak Ridge to the nuts, you're the best of people raised for mankind. So Pamela, we are on as the processes you said with the Quran, a lot of

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the people, those who are the companions of the Quran, and he throws down the people, those who go away from it. So making sure that we have tight relationship with the Quran, you know, is fulfilling the real purpose of the Quran and following all those ways. So my beloved brothers and sisters, I think we have a few more questions but time is limited. We ask Allah subhanaw taala again, to shower his choices, mercy on all of us. We asked a loss of Hannah who has Allah to grant peace and certainty in the world. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant his cure, because he is a Shafi he is a Shafi the cure the cure, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala the cure to cure these, you know people who

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are you suffering from this disease and other diseases like Coronavirus, my Avett Brothers and Sisters We ask Allah subhanaw taala to make us more

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productive. We asked us I know Darla to give us the ability to use our life and not lose our life. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala to give us the momentum in any man, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant the sincerity in our actions because a lot of times you know our actions, they are getting mixed with show off or boasting or you know, to put on you know, those are the paths which are of destruction. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us sincerity. We ask Allah subhanaw taala My beloved brothers and sisters to enable us to go back to the masjid insha Allah after this lockdown is done. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to clean and clear this and wipe out this disease Coronavirus

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which is currently bothering and can get in trouble and to millions of people worldwide. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala My beloved

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Brothers and sisters to give

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cent and support and protection to our family to be prevented from this disease and others. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for the protection for the whole of humanity. We asked the last panel to Allah to make our lives beneficial for others as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, the best of you are those who are the most beneficial for the humanity. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who remember where we belong, we belong to Allah subhanaw taala. And to him, we should return. So remembering Allah and Allah Hara helps us to do the correction in our actions. In this life, we ask Allah Subhana huhtala to give the mercy and grant the cure for those

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who are already you know, facing this trouble with this disease and others We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive all of us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive our parents, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To grant genital for those who are the highest levels of gender to our parents who have passed away, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for the protection and the well being of the rulers of this beautiful nation, the United Arab Emirates, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for their protection for their well being and the well being of the people and the well being of all the Muslim lands, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for the well being of the entire humanity, my beloved

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brothers and sisters, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept this effort from us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant you know, mercy and His His forgiveness to every one of us. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to accept and bless everyone who was behind, you know, making this webinar live. We ask Allah, Allah to bless all the brothers and the sisters who have watched it and May Allah

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make it a point of benefit in our lives so that inshallah we can get the reward from it continuously. Even if we depart this world, aka da da da da da da da da he caught up with me