How To Take The Full Advantage Of Observing A Fast
Channel: Ahmed Hamed
Series: Ahmed Hamed - QA - New Muslims
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Welcome to the program, Islam insight, a very special series essentially dedicated for a new Muslim brothers and sisters, how do we commit ourselves to gain knowledge regarding Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him like to know is he Junko compulsory for him, somebody told me that a Muslim is not allowed to have relationship with a non Muslim knowledge revives the spirit of Islam.
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right? So it's such a beautiful every Bada, that we cannot avoid the taking of advantage from it. You see, when you have an opportunity, for example, you have an opportunity to win a million dollar in a Holloway, she will do all your best in order to get that in order to win it, and you will do everything possible, you will make every effort possible in order to make sure that you win that award, right? In the same way. Fasting is such a beautiful rabada is such a beautiful aspect of Islam, that you need to make sure that you take fullest of its benefit. How do we do that? Number one, understand that it is important for you, you will never be committed, and you will never take
advantage of anything which you think that is not important for you. When you realize when you understand that something is really, really important for you, you try to be committed with that. This is psychology, this is rational, very logical. If you if I feel that this is important for me, I will get committed to that, I will try to take maximum benefit and advantage from that. And that is what you need to do. When you would like to take advantage from fasting, first and foremost program and prepare your mind that this is really important for me and I can't miss it. So when you program your mind, then follow your programming your preparation of mind, into your actions
at all those acts of worship, which are highly desirable for you to take advantage from fasting, for example, repent, repent to Allah subhanaw taala when you are fast, you become pure and get closer to a las panatela when you're fasting. And when you're closer to Allah subhanaw taala there is a higher possibility that Allah will accept your repentance. That's the way that you can actually take advantage of fasting in the month of Ramadan, or even outside the month of Ramadan. You have to depend to Allah subhanaw taala and try to take and convince him to forgive you. You see, children, they tried to adopt different ways, in order to convince their parents to have something they cry,
they do all kinds of you know, trouble to the parents in order that they may fulfill their need, fulfill their choice. In the same way, if we want to be forgiven, if we want to be
the one who whose repentance is acceptable. We have to plead the last pantalla we need to go back to him and plead for all the sins that we have committed, intentional, unintentional, any kinds of sins that we do we do. We have to repent to Allah subhanaw taala that's how you can take advantage from Allah subhanaw taala. In observing fasting. Also, you can take advantage by remembering Allah subhanaw taala during fasting, during fasting, you do as much as you can you remember Allah as much as you can. Why? Because your heart will have rest, your heart will have that peaceful factor, your heart will be content, it will have that element of tranquility. If you observe fasting with the
consciousness, that you have to make full advantage of the fasting. And this is how you try to go and close and get closer to Allah subhanaw taala. So what you need to do is you need to make sure number one you need to program yourself. You need to do X which are very pleased to Allah subhanaw taala you need to
repent to Allah subhanaw taala you need to remember Allah subhanaw taala for Indeed Allah. Allah says, In Surah Surah number 13. And number 28, Allah busy karela he taught me enough kulu indeed, with the remembrance of Allah, with the remembrance of Allah do hearts find the rest.
And by Allah, by Allah, by Allah, the satisfaction of the heart is the most important pleasure that the human needs in this life, he will not get that satisfaction, he will never get that, that peaceful factor that tranquility, that rest in his heart, by paying a million dollar on a billion dollar, he might be a billionaire, he might have all the other things which he would like to have the best of the houses, the best of mansions, the best of cars, the best of servants, he might have all these things. But if he does not have the satisfaction of heart, he'll be a failure, it will be a failure for him. So in fasting, while observing facts, fasting, you can take the advantage by
remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala, and find your heart at rest. This is again, another way that you can take advantage in general, make all the body as much as you can, which pleases to Allah subhanaw taala, during the time of fasting, in which you can take full advantage, why, because your deeds will be multiplied in, in in so many different percentage. You see, Allah subhanaw taala he looks and he gives you chances, opportunities for us to grab so that we may be forgiven, so that we may be saved. And we need to make sure that we put every possible attempt in order to fulfill and in order to derive and take maximum advantage from the beautiful ibadah the third pillar of Islam that
your brothers and sisters, we were discussing about this beautiful ibadah this beautiful worship to Allah subhanaw taala and obligation upon all the Muslims, so
and we were discussing how we can take benefits from it, how we can take the full advantage from it.
Especially the fasting of Ramadan, my dear brothers and sisters, it comes once in a year. So when you see
this opportunity, make sure that you take the fullest advantage of this opportunity and keep an objective of the fasting that you gain taco philosophy and that you gain God consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala so that ultimately, you can get closer to Allah subhanaw taala and we can be saved in the ark era and have genma insha Allah with this, I would like to end this session with an ayah with which I began mentioned in Surah Baqarah surah number two and number 183 in which Allah subhanaw taala says even though the nominal. Oh you believe quotevalet camassia comma katiba Islander renomia publikum the Anglican
fasting is prescribed to you. It has been made an obligation for you as it was prescribed to the people before you so that you may gain taqwa you may gain God consciousness
and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen