How to maximise your Ramadan

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Salam aleikum, everyone and welcome to our Ramadan special session which if I can agree this is with SLM Institute's with Chef Akuma is the principal and co founder of Hamdulillah. Just firstly Ramadan Mubarak from ASI team to all of you to our regular q&a viewers and our students, and anyone else who is tuning in around the world in sha Allah we pray that we can all benefit from this blessed month as best as possible in sha Allah and any think any good habits that we all take we can carry on until the end of the month and until after Ramadan is finished in sha Allah, this course will be from this session will be from six to seven in sha Allah will try and finish promptly at seven due

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to if Darren being around 745 in the UK in Sharla. So we're going to try and go over

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we will have around 30 to 40 minutes of speaking and then anyone who has any questions, any Ramadan specific questions, we'll have a q&a at the end inshallah. So please just ask your questions in the comments and inshallah we'll try to take them in order. So yeah, without any further ado in sha Allah, I'll leave it to share.

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Below Alameen wa salatu salam O Allah Rasool e Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Unum about for all the we love him in a shirt on rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem,

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yeah, Levine, Manu cultiva Holic Muslim Mocha makuti Bala Dignam in publikum, la la quinta goon.

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So Allah Hamdulillah we are in the month of Ramadan

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and a little hotter Allah has helped us to fast the month of Ramadan and also to perform the prayers and read the Quran and try to understand the book of Allah subhanaw taala. So, this is a great blessing and Rama from Allah subhanaw taala and the people

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when the month of Ramadan comes very often we miss the real meaning behind the month of Ramadan.

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Some people think that the month of Ramadan is that

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to train you to

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train you to remain hungry and when you are hungry you become your weaker and then you don't follow your desire and that why many other especially mobile Azaria Rahim Allah Allah they were advised to eat listen month of Ramadan you know and then here divide the fasting into three categories, fasting of the

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common people lay people and the fasting of the Havas special people and fasting of a hostile Havas the most efficient and in all that he has emphasizes to remain hungry.

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So, you know that happy many people think but if you look very carefully, really in depth of the Quran

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try to understand the meaning.

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Try to understand the meaning of Ramadan.

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You will find really the reason is something else.

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Because in the month of Ramadan, there is no single Hadith of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in the Sunnah, which advises the believers to eat less. Actually on the contrary, there are Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that event the month of Ramadan comes Allah subhanaw taala increases in the provision of the believers to get more food from Allah.

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And this true really that the month of Ramadan you can see Muslims all over the world

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They have more food, even the poor people there for the month of Ramadan because they better. So the quality and the quantity everybody same thing, I can more likely Muslims eat more in Amazon, then they eaten any other month.

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And you know if Allah said in this month of the pro version of the believers is increased. So there's no point to keep the pro version until the month of Shawwal if integrated Ramadan, which means you have to do Ramadan

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so that's not the case. I can also you can see some some areas maybe day of Ramadan very short, that people don't feel any hunger, nothing.

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So why Allah subhanaw taala made the month of Ramadan that we need to understand.

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You know, if we understand that it will help us to observe the month of Ramadan properly at the same altar Alibaba, view do them and we don't understand what what the meaning behind that, that why we don't benefit from them. If you understand, then you benefit more and more right when you do physical exercise and you understand the meaning behind every different exercise to get more benefits. The similarly every high bar has its own impact. In the fasting, the prayer, the hygiene, Zakat, and everything has its own benefit. And we need to learn that properly and make efforts to get those benefits in our lives.

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First, before I explained the specific benefit of the first month of Ramadan, let make you clear to you that Allah subhanaw taala has created us in this world and he wants to test us our test is that it has certain qualities he wants wants us to attend them before we die. And if we if we attend them, then we are successful. And if we don't attend them, then we fail. What are those qualities that he wants us to attain before we die Eman to have a certain

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belief in him faith in Him He salam to surrender to Him submission for submission to Him. Similarly, Tacuba sub, you know, people have desire people have a different angry to allow us people to train themselves to control the anger that's a help

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people you know, disobey Him. So, Allah so has a watch to them to make a trend of Sir to become obedient, the DIA the quality they are less ohata wasa people to attend them before the dates that what we call a solo deal or sodium is a fundamentalist religion. Those that is Farah which Allah had made that religion, you know to the purpose of religion actually, this to fasting itself not a proper other layer, fasting the means to something else.

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The prayer is not part of the religion, it actually means to something else, when you pray, you remember, remembrance of Allah the proper, you know, humility in front of him, you know, and being able to obey Him in every time as he said when he said in a style of his time when he wants us to to Roku, we do roku. So, the product is something different. So fasting of Ramadan has a purpose. And that is Quran said Allah Allah.

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You get Taqwa that what we can also do, or Surah Deen are those fundamentals, which we have to attend them before we die.

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To attend those also the Dean Allah subhanaw taala has

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made obligatory certain

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practices, they help them so they are called, you know, major branches of the school like Salah Zeca fast they are not too soon, but they are the major branches which helped to get those fundamentals and then there are some minor branches, which I explained in in so many classes. So that keep in mind, too every time we do any ritual. Every time we do a new practice, every time you obey Allah subhanaw taala look really what is also behind that what Allah wants to achieve.

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In some cases, he wants us to achieve Sobor someday he wants to achieve a taco sometime he wants to achieve him. Sometime he wants to achieve victory. Remember Thalassa Hautala and some Alibaba have got more than one aspect like fasting had gotten a taco vanozza sobre patients taco under slavery, both are very much related anyway. So and once you get a Tacuba, then many other Ibadat become easier even if you're reading the Quran. Because easier because the Quran said

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who dealt with the pain the Quran the book guidance fermata if you're talking about then your guides your head and helps you that helps in so many Alibhai that in the whole life

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so, what is

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that you need to understand it is not something that you just pretend and show to the people that white not wearing clothes like some people put on in like Ramadan times too many Muslims they put on or absorb, or it South Asian people they put on kurta, pajama and topi the height and they go to the mosque, this in order to have a decoy, not the cloth.

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That ova is not that you your appearance, that what is something different that we need to understand the decoy is something you cannot show to the people that why something seen by Alassane Ouattara, it is something deep in your heart. You know, when heart becomes clean and pure, and confident everything else becomes better.

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So that's what we need to train ourselves, this tug of war worthwhile.

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The Cova has got three parts.

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And each are very, very important. If you did not exist, you don't have

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to, you know, in order to do any Alibaba and get DACA you need to check really in that have you got all the three or not to what the three things are.

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First is have

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fear of Allah.

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That is the cover comes from the fear of Allah,

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that in fear him that he can punish you fear him that you can deprive of His love. So this fear not like we fear the lion. So frightening. The fear is the fear of the beloved one lakh you know, if your, your your mum, that, you know if you disobey her, Don't listen to her, you know, then you are deprived of her love, and her love is important for us to for you to survive. The similary Allah subhanaw taala if you don't, we don't listen to him, then you know, he can deprive us of our Fidella Manasa punish us. So that the fear half half should be very, very deep really, that in this world, you live

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with this fear, you are not you know, in a piece basically, your heart always should think that you know maybe I do an a mistake, which a lot of not like all the time is scared

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in being fearful become your habit.

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And you need to die with this, this, this fear, this fear if fear comes then everything fine. You know, sometimes you can see the people the harm others the heart whenever they get a chance.

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Because they're not sure if the federal law they know really if they harm anybody, Allah can hurt them more. If they hurt anybody, Allah can hurt them more and more. But because they have no fear, so people keep doing this thing. And injustice is so common and cheating. People cheat because they think that people don't know but what they don't understand Allah knows.

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So the fear and that whatever very deep in the in the in the profits hearts a lot of setup and his companies that in that what they always used to think that before we do any sin, Allah see this.

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So the first part of the takeaways, the fear of loss and how Tada

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the second part, Maura kabbah, what Morava means Morava means that Allah is Seeing us he watches us so wherever we are you know whether we are in public with whether we are in a private space alone anywhere in the what you see this

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so you know you can't avoid you can't basically escaping You can't hide yourself from it

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sometimes you know your fear your mom but your mommy not everywhere. So you do think we should not like it but she doesn't know

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sometimes you feel the state you break the law but nobody knows. Because nobody can see you then no camera nothing. So very often people break the law the disobey the people because they can hide the crime. But nobody can hide in a fabulous hotel. It impossible Maura cover all the time thinking even actually your thoughts and ideas what happened in your mind it all noticed by he sees all the things that you have because your heart whatever we think if I'm a jealous of someone he knows if I wanted to harm anybody, I make a plan to hearts heart someone he knows. He knows everything. So whenever people make a plan to do evil, Allah knows that

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Tomorrow, we have to get a deep in our mind, he sees and that what happens Amazon anyway.

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That by overnight best mean for Taqwa because in your first month of Ramadan.

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And when you're alone, you don't eat and drink. Don't nobody sees you too. Why don't you drink and eat. Because if you're

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in the month of Ramadan, believers have enough time of chances to break the fast and nobody will notice. In front of the people, you don't eat and drink, but when you're alone, you can eat and drink, nobody can know what's happening. But still, you don't eat and drink. Why? Because you believe that Allah sees you, you know that even the children, even the children, when they're alone, they don't, maybe some time, you know, some of them do. But generally, even the children don't do this, you know, the keep their fast, properly, they want to, you know, to attend the meaning of the fast. So, Ramadan, developer, the habit of Morocco, among the people.

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The second thing, the third thing is power, that when you believe that Allah, when you fear Allah, and you know that he sees you, then what happens is, you obey, and you don't do any act of disobedience. That is stop you that what

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Ramadan is really, to develop in the among the believers, this hybrid. So keep in mind, the three parts have the fear of Allah, the second part of the maraca that Allah is Seeing you is watching you. And the third part is that you have to avoid anything that is sinful, you know, to do what He commands, and avoid all the those things, which he did not like he did not permit did not allow the people to do that what we need to do. So in our Dawn is important, not to eat, not to drink, you know not to have sexual relations during the daytime. More than that agree important is not to like

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if you live in the month of Ramadan, either worse than eating and drinking,

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if you back by someone that was not eating and drinking, so you have to be careful. About a month of Ramadan Don't disobey God, the sin of disobedience in the month of Ramadan, is multiplied by minimum and is actually the only bother the reward is multiplied by many, many times. So this we have to develop not don't hurt anybody. Don't harm anybody. You know, if somebody wants to abuse you, you remain quiet. And tell yourself that I'm fasting. So don't answer back some time, you know, maybe somebody writes something offensiveness you don't answer back, be quiet, in and

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out, you know, and anything that hurts anybody, you know, away from that. So, this is very important, that the month of Ramadan, you make sure that you get all these three qualities before the month ends. And then these three qualities will help you for whole your life, they will make a pie that will pies people merely the pious person fears Allah, he know that Allah sees him all the time. And he one liter the water laka Mansi and he avoids everything that Allah forbids to that a sign of the piety.

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You know, in order to get all these things, three things, you need to do something because Amata did not create a values on their own values come after doing something. So in order to get all these three you need to in the month of Aramoana to do things that Allah and His Messenger SallAllahu Sallam have commanded to first of all, that is the first thing that you will do fast properly. In Isaiah commanded, you know the, the, the heat has no Allah did not mind if people eat good food in Ramadan, or the Eat mode that he did not mind. But he wants people to obey. So get up early morning,

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before the fire time and have some solitude. And the professor Latham has said the Sahara fine officer whoever you know get full in early morning, the past has somebody says baraka to Allah has put a baraka and it helps you to fast all the day and also it helps you to get some good meaning in your heart.

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Remember fasting all the day and then when the sun sets then you eat something you know to break your fast isolate the sensors. There's no reason to delay because you don't get any reward in delaying. So sometimes your mind

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So, pay fi you know, it started getting you know one hour more or two hour more, I become you know much better No, you know your bias if you eat as soon as sensors.

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That way the professor said my ummah will remain, you know, on good path.

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I hate the delay this

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you know, this whole you know at the end of the night before the dawn delayed not too early early night night and they will be on good path. I hate the histon for breakfast, I assume that the sunset you eat the certainly believers don't feel the stomach anyway, the prophets a lot of them has said, you know, when you eat 1/3 for the food 1/3 for the drink, and 1/3 for your breath. So don't eat too much anyway, not allowed or not outside Amara be more read.

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So you don't if you feel yourself, then you can't do other Alibaba, you can't play in the night you can't read the Quran that you will too sore tired. So always keep the wellness in eating and drinking.

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So this is the first most important that you do in Ramadan, actually, people fast the month of Ramadan, just enough, you know, a lot of not really, you know, command people to fast the show was six days or if people do they're different matter. But Allah is pleased with the people, if they just fast the month of Ramadan, that what he made of the country, that you know that so that keep in mind, don't be lazy, you know, do some work properly, and do Iftar properly in the month of Ramadan.

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Second thing that you do in this month two, like any other month, your prayers on time.

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You know, don't miss any prayer Fudger on the time of the fire was around the time with the

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author and the author. Because the fasting, if you miss any prayer, you get more sin, because the prayer is more important than the fasting. You know, the prayer the most important obligation that Allah has made, the one has to understand all the time that a prayer fasting has come to help you to become more obedient by the fasting stops you from being more obedient than there's something wrong. So don't miss any prayer and you know doing the GEMA if whenever you can do you know and or if you pray at home, at least

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you get a reward multiplied by many, many times people who are at work last time last time it did not make them are then they kind of played on their own and also how to they will forgive them.

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So that is the second most important thing that you do in the month of Ramadan in the in the prayers and the time. And the third thing is reading the Quran. Because Ramadan has got very strong relation with the Quran. You know, that why the verse of fasting said shahada, the Quran month of Ramadan in which the Quran had been sent down and a month of Ramadan makes you to get taqwa and Quran actually is beneficial to those with the body. You can see Ramadan and the Quran I very much you know, supporting each other.

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So people should actually make effort to understand the Quran

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reading with the lifts and making many many Hutton has no benefit in try to understand really the Quran at the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala to when you read it, try to understand if you know how to be that's fine if you don't know how to get there get a translation into language that you know and then read Arabic and the lead also does not listen and reflect on that. See what it means how can you get those qualities which Allah wants you to try to understand the Quran as much as possible.

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Though Do I not have Rama data rabbit trail you know after Aisha so people should do but let's not forget as people we have i Their father if something's working and in the month of Ramadan, especially when the days are longer and I think that the counter minister did no harm in that the pressure and fighting Gemma advocate a reward off the older night. So don't force yourself for something which is not easy for difficult for you. You know pray and also did not necessarily the tool continue the car. If you can do 10 The car do 10 Eight, whatever you can do easily do and read the Quran

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you know for the player

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with a mom, but Ravi, it is better to do on your own. If you can don't if you know the Quran by heart. Do yours Ravi but if you don't know the Quran by heart you can read it you can hold himself and read from the Quran and do your Slavic you

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We have to reboot.

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So that you know, third thing that you do know about. And the fourth thing is, you know, whenever you walk and go anywhere, keep doing thicker. You know, either renew the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and Sadat and the prophets Allah listen as much as possible Allahumma Salli, ala Sayidina, Maulana Muhammad, with either early vertical cinema there are many, many verses, different words, word salad on the prophet

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and he still ask Allah to forgive your sins, you know, make this habit. So when you ask Allah to Allah for your sins, know really that when you do more, since you need to do more is tougher. So that why it is better to do list sins in

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and do more is tougher. But whenever you do a sin, then do more and more stuffer don't sit until your sins are forgiven.

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So these are the Minalima data that you do month of Ramadan. Besides that, you know, if you are rich enough to pay the card, it is better this month you pay the card or you have already paid the party and sharp sharp man are there months to still do some charity, some sort of club

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to the poor people to help them. The prophets Allah Allah Islam was very generous. But in the month of Ramadan, he used to become more and more generous. So you know, think really there are Muslims. In many countries, they don't have enough to eat and drink, send some money to them, help them mobo related, there are people who are poor, helping them to wherever you see the people are poor, and they need help help them you know, you get reward for that. Something clothing, people don't have enough clothes, you have to put them for money

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in the month of Ramadan, be more more generous.

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And beside all these alibi that the main thing that I said to you Don't disobey Allah

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make obligatory upon you don't lie. Don't buy it. Don't hurt anybody. Don't say any Santas, which is rude to anybody. Always keep your hold your tongue Be quiet, you know, go to speak much you will receive that no need to speak a lot anyway.

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Because you're just writing down everything. So be very, very careful about a speech that you you make from your tongue.

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Matter phenomenon. So this is a thing and then this is the month in which there is a night of the puddle. little puddle which actually wasn't in it better than

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I don't know how many because peroxide better than a month or the month, but does not mean 1000 Are people sometimes they say 1000 They mean a lot. So you know it means some better 1000 The last numbers are beginning with this night that you know much better it could be any time in this month.

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Generally it is in the month of Ramadan, and most likely the last 10 nights of Ramadan. And most likely in the ordinary so the last 10 nights that were the prophets Allah that used to take off in the last 10 nights in the mosque at a coffee sunnah in the mosques not at home. People should men and women both these do add coffee in the mosque.

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The mosque is going to get place for men separately or for women separately, and they do in their healthy path. So when they're in the car, the gallery will all the time, okay at a cafe

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to the greater the reward of this Alibaba

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and make it force yourself to wake up that actually very important that you know, late night you wake up, you do some prayer some

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Salah and make dua and ask Allah to do you know to forgive you

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or your mind all the time should give thinking that you are Celeste of Allah subhanaw taala and you need to obey Him and you become you need to become nearer to him. So these things you need to keep thinking all the time

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in the month of Ramadan. And there are some important issue that you need to know really in the month of Ramadan. So like the women when they are in miseration they can't faster. So they have to wait

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after Ramadan and then they fast those days. Women who are breastfeeding, if they think it can affect their children, child and babies, then they can they allow not too fast. But they have to do further. You know, later on. We when we're pregnant and they feel too weak. too fast, too they could be exempted from

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fasting, but they have to fast the same other time same tip anybody who's not feeling well, they're loud, not too fast and then they have to make those numbers

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if you're traveling you're allowed not to fast. But then you have to make those those numbers later on whenever you have time.

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You are not allowed to eat and drink in Ramadan intentionally knowing that if you do that, then you break your fast and you have to make a one day for that day and Ahsoka Farah

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afara will be two months continuously for one one day to one day and plus two more months. So that is

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of 6040 5060 per people. So keep in mind if you put a break without any excuse me the faster

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this will be the far off for the people but if they're excused then a different matter you know for somebody's not feeling well and doctors who advise him to break the fast and a different break because of that then there's no harm in the month of Ramadan if somebody eats and things

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forget fully just you know you didn't realize Ramadan I just it without knowing then it does not harm your fast is still fine

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but if you

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eat and thinking by mistake in Hanafi madhhab like you're doing oh you know you're fasting, but somehow the water went through your throat and you drink the water. So then your fast is gone on to the other one that you want to see my the Hanafi people they make a difference between forgetfulness and befriend between the mistake most or jurist most folks, they don't make a difference between these two. And they save people forget what people

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do mistake in the worst case, the first invalid and they don't know don't need to do any other aka Farah so I started here. And if you have any question please ask.

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Okay in sha Allah we've been receiving questions from the beginning so we'll try and start from the top and we will try and finish in sha Allah at seven o'clock. So chef the first question we have is from Amina a question is I suffer from hay from severe hay fever is it permissible to use eyedrops nasal sprays and inhalers whilst fasting

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you know as

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you know,

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drops eyedrops did no harm anyway, nobody actually has problem by inhaler or something like that some people mind but generally people think it's not like eating drinking. So I follow the opinion that like you know, to use some spread and something like that it can help you and there's no harm but it is better to avoid that as long as you know if eyedrops can help you. There's so much better. But if somehow you think the conditions are worsening, then you you can use inhalers or whatever Yeah.

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Okay, exactly.

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And our next question is quite interesting. This Frances a very high is it okay to recite the Quran a little fast in Ramadan so that we can finish in larger number. So chef many of us have probably made the intention of reciting the Quran at least once and we've set ourselves a daily target which means sometimes we are rushing, is this okay?

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Actually, people should never rush at the mercy from Allah subhanaw taala you know, whatever time you spend, you are rewarded for that, in order to know that you finish more equal to more reward. You know, if you spend one hour with the Quran, it doesn't matter how much you finish in one hour. You got the reward of one hour to concentrate and think of more and more it is better at least to finish one Quran but don't worry because they know something like that. Even if you read half Quran in Nevada and one Jews is still fine but think and understand because that impact will be lasting if people read the lips nothing hypers really nothing happened your sword nothing happened your heart

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and mind Allah wants to change your mind. And that happens the knowledge and knowledge comes by think understanding if you don't understand the Quran, you don't get any knowledge or otherwise you don't rush you know take your time read properly and don't worry if you don't finish you get more and more inshallah.

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Okay in sha Allah let's take a question from for the SN there are two famous dyes that are said to be made when breaking the fast so I'll just say the beginning of them and one of them is a lot of them are deleted or a log and alarm Maynila goes on to

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say he's asking do we say them before putting the food in our mouth or after and also which of the two DWIs are should we be making boys? Okay,

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Okay to interchange between both you and when you do start just say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim and after you have taken and done a U turn and taken your water drink then you say the hubba Vamo what the little ruku with butter as Renishaw loved on so that way the more authentic

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and I think people should look out for that, but that you do seem Allahu Allah after that also you know to after Iftar before Iftar you just say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim obviously we are well aware of sometimes miss Millau in the Name of Allah, but those should be done after the breakfast after you return.

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Okay, inshallah that makes a lot of sense. Okay, Cena is asking I have two questions relating to Ramadan DESA and 10 minutes before pleasure or when Fraser begins no there's no space between father and soul you know when a Sahara is when five star that the soldiers you know the powers are served when the

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bill ALSA than then eat and drink we're not to learn more than to stop eating and Abdullah Maktoum did not see other until people tell him not in the morning where he was Brian min to see when it morning then he said that didn't really stop you don't stop 10 minutes or five minutes or two minutes or one minutes before nothing? When when the time of the fire starts that were in us or else so that no time between?

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Okay, inshallah and let's have a look we have a question from Aaron.

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Do we have to pray that are always in unit have to or can we pray this in units of a unit to fall

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into the practice are the people who have been farther Travie to Raka and for night pledge and never pledge early to raka but if you do for there's no harm in that is still fine after the night prayer some people say 10 to six o'clock in one go it's up to you but generally the practice that we know is the Tulipa

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Okay, let's have a look for our next question. sha Allah give me one moment okay. Is reciting from the Quran from a laptop screen in front during thoroughly without any extra movement allowed and I think this extends to do an iPad phone any other thing you read from the book for almost half you read from the computer or from from anybody you know, just read the Quran don't do so much Mooners you know and you can still find you know, NFL player we allowed these things far further I will not advise it for the further I will say memorize some sutra that you read in the fourth by in the novel of prayer and that's it Ravi Dr enough prayer you can read from staff you can read from laptop you

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can read from you know

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whatever is easier for you any screen

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and just an extension on this question. So imagine if you have on your phone you can have the Arabic and the translation next to it. Hypothetically, if someone was reciting was reading from the footnote in Salah would they be allowed to read the translation to

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you know, the farmer really did not know I you know, to my mind is a similar problem but many people will say it I have already I asked you to avoid the difference of opinion among the automa to just read Arabic one don't read maybe you can think about the Englishman meaning while reading Arabic one but don't read the English or the language. Just keep your prayer in Arabic. I as much as possible

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okay insha Allah is up Nico chef. Okay, we have a question from Rosita when I get up also her I just get time to only do to look at 201 raka with her is it okay if I do not do three Dakar with her?

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No you that fine you know, Somalia was which was a wonderful car. So you know, whatever you can do easily that's fine. But I don't understand why it will always be like that when you get up you only get time for two raka tahajjud and water COVID It means you intentionally you wake up very late. Why can't you just wait two minutes before that time you know, to maraca will meet two minutes

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so how is it I that I don't understand if we want to pray to record the 103 victory. You can make it just you need two more minutes there's all

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so I that I don't understand if you can explain to me why is it that you'd only hypers that you only can do to Rakhine one with the Hydra and water calculator. Why you can't do more than that.

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Okay, this next question is in reference to what you were speaking about earlier, Chef, when you said,

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when you're fasting not only would drinking or eating regular fast, but also backbiting or lying would break your fast. So chef, if someone did back by to lie, and they know they've technically broken their fast does this mean then that they're not fasting anymore? And they can now eat and drink? Well, they should just be repenting, continue trying to fast. No, no, listen to what people have to understand. It's good that you ask the question. If you eat and drink Ramadan, or people have a relation, then they break their fast. A people lie, or people back bite, they don't break the fast, you know, fast is defined it is going on, but they don't get a benefit because sin, do you

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need to repent, to try to if somebody has backbiting someone in Ramadan, it doesn't mean that the fasting has finished. No, they have to continue the fasting. They don't, they don't need to do any other. But they don't get any benefit they got sin. So for that purpose, they need to repent to Allah asked Him to forgive him, not to foster another day for that. So both are two different things. Eating and drinking and sexual relation, they can break your fast, but not by biting or lying though they're very suffocating, the most painful issues want to get in my sin. But if you bite bite, you get very so much sin. So they're more sinful, but they don't break your fast and that

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that says, you know, what you need to do is ask Allah to forgive you and request permission.

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Okay, just

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the next question is from Sharia, I will try to just read it out because it's quite long. After I started reading the Quran and tried to understand the message, a change came in my lifestyle. But nowadays, I feel like I'm having the same secular lifestyle as before. I'm still reading the Quran every day and trying to understand what Allah is saying to me, but I feel like my lifestyle isn't changing sufficiently. I feel like I'm not better benefiting from the knowledge for my own actions or sins, I worry, my carelessness may become a matter of regret for me, how can you tell me what to do to improve

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from the finger that you're

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feeling and you're kind of son, that you're not changing, that's a good sign. To that actually big change. If people don't change, and they feel they're not changing that as a good change. Because the people don't care, they don't care anything. So you're carrying something that's very, very important, really. And then after that, to force yourself in a problem for us is we people think, do things when you get a mood. So the Allah did not make the world like that. Do you think you know Quran will create a mood for you, and you become pious? This is not true. Maybe something happened, but that's not what Allah was really. He wants you to learn the meaning and then force yourself to

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act, then change will happen. If Quran said Don't lie, don't force yourself not to lie. If Quran has you know, said Be honest, then be honest. If Quran says pray and get nearness to Allah then make effort farther, then you get the fruit and nearness to Allah subhanaw taala. But if people think I read and suddenly mood will come and I will become pious, so does not have a murderer. I think everything with your effort. I think that what celebrities that we are Celeste of Allah means we make effort to obey Him. So reading the Quran not enough unless you force yourself to act upon the Quran. If you wanted the benefit of the Quran, then be like a slave whatever Allah Kumar said do it

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and if you don't want to do is to force yourself then you will see amazing benefits inshallah Tada

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Okay, let's take another question from Arrow and this is like a related question. If your second date is set as for example the first of Ramadan every year you have calculated your own sick out on this date. Do you have to pay the calculators again full on that same day or is it okay to pay this throughout the month as long as you calculated it on your due date you know you don't need to pay same day you can pay anytime really it's better to pay early as possible to poor people can get you know whatever they need but if you pay in the whole month of Ramadan is still fine even if you pay later after Ramadan is still fine. You know as long as you pay Allah will not you know ask but it

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did not matter in it. So you get the reward. Yeah, if you die and don't pay, it will be sinful. So it is better to pay as soon as possible. But if you delay there's no sin in that I as long as you

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make sure that you pay inshallah.

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Inshallah. Okay, we have an interesting question from SN. Is it valid that some people hope for some

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mature word reciting certainly flats multiple times as it is said that it equals one that is the Quran. But like Chef was maybe someone is taking the quite literally and maybe they're just reciting serif less a lot and maybe foregoing the rest

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of the law class is one forbade does not mean you know, you read it three times you come down the whole thing. Quran has many many meanings. So people should not make disciples the prophets that often did not do this, the companies did not do this. Read the Quran from Yeah, we have some time you read more I consulted Allah so that's fine. But don't make a disabled treat the whole Quran properly in all the Quran had mercy of Allah and every part of the Quran is benefit for you. So I've never encourage people to read one part or some part more than others. No, read from beginning to end. But some time could be like some time you realize kursi some number of law what for certain

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benefits that fun but no to make it a habit.

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Okay, just like if I share

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my next question is Chef considering this as a multiple quote and an all of us are trying to compete with him and understand what we're reciting? How can we connect with sources or parts of sources that are quite they're very focused on like legislation just laws. For example, in certain particular back row it's about divorce or menstruation or inheritance. How can we connect more with these verses

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you know, learning about how to US Commerce is a very important to really do if you have this stuff, if in your heart that I want to know what he says, you know, even though it was said, you know, Quranic verses, even if they are gone, they are not pure come all the time that comes a fear Allah fear Allah keeps coming in between. So if you look into the VS alpha Talaq and the QA in the fear of Allah name of a lack of so often you cannot imagine really the alternative meaning it basically even if people are in dispute of the wife and husband is still alive, remind them to fill out data to arrive or reminder

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to read a conversation in order to know the outcome, but also in between delivery reminder of Taqwa and fear of Allah.

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And you'll see really your heart is moving even if you read these verses. Because at the machete, luda, taco welcome so often in diversity

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okay, just like in the furniture

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okay, this is a slightly different question, but I do like the topic so far is asking how do you work out when a chef prayer Okay, nevermind. How do you work out when Isha Prayer finishes and it's time because prayer is for recall when imata Salam the definition or you mean time

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time finish or the you know, the workout you can find your timetable from your mosque and follow that but otherwise there is a certain rule furthered by the summary in this country or in these days so I will very very you know, later to be don't follow that the best thing you have to you know, I'm not going to spend to you the full of time of the Salah the best thing is to follow the timetable of your mosque where you pray that's all just follow the timetable of that to whatever time the right that this is the end of building a fire that will usher

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in a winning chance for the stars to eSATA remains all the night until the budget

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okay just okay if I share I actually read this question initially as a workout in terms of exercise so I thought it'd be I mean I'd still like to kind of bring up that topic share sometimes in Ramadan when we're fasting we use it as an as an excuse to be quite lazy. We don't go out when we can do I bother but we normally stay at home maybe in bed all day What would you say to someone who maybe is just so much less less active in Ramadan as they would be outside of it

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you know, we need to have some some duties to to go and do that. But and also people need for their own health to walk around you know, whatever they need per month of Ramadan not to make you lazy.

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But that does not mean that you all the time just sitting Eva can be doing done while walking, thinking about the loss of Motala the company's you to do jihad in Malta for Ramadan fighting and fasting some time. So, you know, I don't know why people thought if some people just sit at home, you know they will be better than those who sin. But you know, they will have you know, but they should be more active, like believers, they should do more things in their life.

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Okay, just after the first year. Okay, the next question I feel like is probably a question a lot of women will be having, which is why should menstruating women

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Do to make full use of Ramadan. And also chef can you maybe speak specifically about reciting Quran when you're when a woman is menstruating? Yeah, well misquoting that word, they can depart fast and they can't do salah. But they can do so many things they can do all the vicar. You know, they can, you know, read the Quran or too many people with the lips and in Hanafy mother, if they can't read with Alyssa they can die you know, don't even read the books and die. People read the books of it you hold the most half with something and read the meaning of read with your I don't you buy a car to American Buhari and I mean other people even you can read the lips, and that what I follow that

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women administration they can read the Quran with Elizabeth. But if you want to follow Hanafi MOBA then still you can read the Quran and try to understand them in but don't read with this. There were the say if you read to them, I don't mind that. You can do decree you think what Allah subhanaw taala he's attributes about the universe. And also you can focus how to avoid the sin. So you know, if you're worried that if you learn how to avoid a sin, there's a big achievement in Ramadan.

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So Atlas water has made this condition for the women for a reason.

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If we will our patient, Allah subhanaw taala will compensate that somewhere else. The best thing with our try to fear loss on Huhtala avoid the sins and do thicker other than the prayer any thicker you know, and also reading for admission and understanding the Quran.

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Okay, in sha Allah is

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the next question is actually in relation to the your previous answer chef about for those who are trying to rush the recitation of the Quran are trying to recite as much as possible. So she's asking, Chef, you said one hour worth of recitation will be will be rewarded, regardless of how much we finish. But what about the Hadith of the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam who said every letter will be rewarded 10 times. So is it not going to be quantity over quality?

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You know, when How can you spare to the people in those days, nobody has a watch of time or something like that, in the way that like, you know, you say if you read one letter, you got this report that's like, you know,

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that is not actually very different like that. So if somebody spent a one hour in the Quran thinking understanding in the country, but upon our is somebody listen, they gotta let you know, in those days, the prophets Allah said when he, if not to the people, what traveling is a three day or night, if somebody but what actually it is a 48 a month because the reason is, in those days, people didn't have the miles, there was no sign farther miles, people who traveled in the thymus or walking and they calculated by by the day or night to similarly some time, you know, to study and if you read a one letter or two letters, you get this reward. But meaning is not really the literal meaning either

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in how much you think how much you understand, and how much time you you know, you spent the Quran, the somebody started it, sometimes you have a funny photo from a lottery spent whole night in one of us.

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You know if making more more verse letters are important he could have done by Sunday, he spent one whole night just in reading one verse, and he got rewarded for that. So don't worry about that how many letters you read, think really how much time is spent with Allah. Any moment that you spent a light never invested. So make your time like, one hour or two hours, or at least one how to maybe for one, but understand try to understand don't rush. That's not right.

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Okay, Inshallah, let's take the next question, which is actually very interesting. Many of us are probably spending this Ramadan without some of our loved ones I didn't make it for this Ramadan. So this question is asking, Can we give our app or angkatan reward in Ramadan to one of our recent deceased family members? Or what else can we do this Ramadan to maximize the benefit of the diseased

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we know people who have died you can do you know Salah on their behalf to spend money and set it in for my father or mother was passed away. So they get the reward of that you can make dua for them. But you can't do it Bada and there'll be half physical Alba left clues in the Quran, or Salah you know, something like that you're fasting you can't fast on behalf of someone. You know, the rule in this matter is anything that physical, you can't watch somebody do lucky eating, you can't eat on somebody's behalf. But you can't pay data, you know, AFSA on somebody's behalf to you know, money Ibadah which is with the money

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that you can do on somebody's behalf less other charity, but I bought of cheese with your body physical body like fasting and prayer already

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A Quran that you can't do on somebody's behalf but what you can do after reading the Quran you can make dua dua you can do to after read the Quran that's the one of the best time when God accepted then make dua for forgiveness. So do I accept all the time to read the Quran, but don't say to Allah will give the reward of my reading to someone so rather than save our love for gifts for someone, so you know and make them nearer to you, something like that, as you can see sort of austerity on their behalf inshallah.

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Inshallah, let's try and take one more question and we'll try and keep it short in sha Allah

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is it permissible to skip your mind if your exam is happening on the same day or same time I'm assuming and just prayed over and said

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no, no, there's no way that you can get a Juma then then press on because you know the Islamic calm rulings about the forced conditions are different when you're forced to do something different much like travelers, you know, they are not expected to do tomorrow they are forgiven. Similarly if you are in the exam, and you have no choice unless they say give you one hour extra this okay, you can go for Jamal come back and then do your exam. I don't think they will do if they allow something like that then fine, but if they don't allow Don't worry, do your exam and present and ask Allah Sato to forgive you.

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Okay, Jacqueline Kosha I know we have a lot more questions but unfortunately we won't we'll have to take stop it there Inshallah, but we will definitely be having another q&a session in Ramadan inshallah. So please do keep your eyes peeled. We will be showing the dates and inshallah we'll be having another one hour session soon. Just after the closure for your time, and for your reminders and shallow hope everyone was able to benefit as much as possible.

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