Channel: Alaa Elsayed
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam
let us start this football with a question
why would allow some high analogy I love Yoda,
make us go through the pain of hunger and thirst.
that this question usually is posed in the West,
dealing with it, understanding their language
and addressing them in a way they can relate to it.
In order for us to understand this question in itself and give them the answer, that it would make logic and sense to them, you have to take him through a quick journey.
First, you ask him a rhetorical question
and say, how would you feel if I told you about a little girl
that has no food and water?
And then you ask him another question.
Now that you cannot go to sleep at night for some reason or another.
You go downstairs turn on the TV, you actually see this young girl that has no food and water, no shelter.
The hair is untidy and dusty.
The flies on the eyes
she's got a billy that is full of guys.
She bends over,
grabs a morsel of food.
dusts, Raph doesn't know what it is
and eats it. How would you feel?
See the first time you only heard about it. So there's one mean if communication one sense that was used in your body and hearing sense, so you may be somewhat moved.
But the second time we added a visual, you actually didn't just hear about it. You also saw it.
So you were moved even more maybe a tear comes down the eye, a tremble and the cheek movements of the lips.
But if you don't eat and drink yourself,
all your body's senses are involved.
And no one would ever be able to tell you what it feels like to be hungry and thirsty.
Unless you go through it yourself.
Now you know what it feels like to be hungry and thirsty. You don't take things for granted.
You don't waste the food.
You become grateful and thankful to Allah subhana wa Jalla Viola
you share with the less fortunate than you.
You recognize there's the wisdom
that Allah Subhana Allah teaches us how to become the best of human beings through the acts of worship
teaches us moral conduct through the acts of worship de vida. Allah subhanho wa Taala links that ibadah with the o'clock in the Quran in so many places
in Ramadan specifically allows upon our talents teaching us taqwa, the verse that everybody knows.
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fasting was prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon nation before you. So you may learn taqwa. So the act of worship is that Ramadan, the fasting
and the moral conduct the fruit of that
As you see in other acts of worship,
as Salah enough
indeed Salah Ward's off evil so the act of worship is solid. The fruit of it is Ward's off evil.
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multiplies it for them, purifies it from the illness of the hearts
to teach us to be Joe was given generous not a miser is stingy.
Same with Hajj.
In this month, that is 2 million from inside and 2 million from outside.
no quarrel no fighting
lair of Farooq Dan nothing, not even beginning of intimate relations.
So you'll see the connection between the act of worship with the flock very bad acts of worship the fruit of its of that moral conduct and a behavior. So you become the best human being the walks on the face of the earth. It's hands on management. Islam is a practical religion. It teaches you how to be the best through the acts of worship as you're not doing exercises.
So Allah Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah is talking about taqwa piety.
But this was not specifically about taqwa. It's about the month of Ramadan in the School of Ramadan.
So how do you learn taqwa? From fasting?
The scholars say
if you don't eat and drink in front of people are not having any beginning of intimate relations between spouses in front of people.
And then you go home and close all the doors. And the only door you open is the door the fridge.
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So you learn to have Taqwa be conscious of olanzapine agenda when you're all alone. And that's when the scholars say that's the only time you will know whether you have Taqwa or not.
When you're all alone, when you close all the gates,
nobody else sees you. Nobody else hears you. except Allah Subhana. Allah, Allah, Allah.
And you say India, half Allah.
When you're all alone, that's when you know whether you have Taqwa or not. That's why the scholars will tell you that's the reason it's the secret between you and Allah. And that's why Allah Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says that in the divine tradition
that says that all the acts of the children of Adam, and the deeds is for them, except fasting is for I for me,
and I will reward him for it.
Because it's a secret between you and Allah Subhana Allah Viola. So since he closed all the gates, Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah will open one gate for you.
on Judgement Day, the gates of raian
nobody else will be able to go through this gate except those who fasted for the sake of Allah. So you left your food for the sake of Allah, Allah will feed you from the food of heaven in sha Allah, you left your drink for the sake of Allah. So Allah will quench your thirst from how leucovorin sha Allah
you left your whims and desires.
You learn something about yourself.
For the sake of Allah, Allah will reward the abundance of eternal life and bless in Jenna mean.
Now since you already know you're leaving things that are hard on
food and water and intimate relations between spouses or Hillel.
scholars will also tell you how could you be reading something that is halal?
And doing something that is haram Subhana Allah? Is it possible that he is it possible
that you leave things that are actually halal eating and drinking halleran food
and drinks and intimate relations between spouses are harder. So you're leaving that and could you be doing something that's haram even though you live in
LA live, so you learn something about yourself.
You're made of body and soul, some of the scholars says body and soul and mind.
So what you're made of body is a lower being. It's just clay, that's you wings and desires. Your spirits is a higher being.
Your mind is what differentiates of the decisions you make and the actions you take.
So if your whims and desires control
You, you're a lower being, you're a servant your own whims and desires, you're imprisoned to your own whims and desires slave.
poor person can control your own whims and desires.
But if your spiritual side controls your whims and desires, you're on a higher link.
Higher stature, higher in the sight of Allah.
So that's how Islam teaches you to be the best of the best.
When you leave things for the sake of Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah rewards you something better.
So you learn.
There are three aspects and benefits of Ramadan
spiritual, physical, and social. The social aspect is when we invite one another.
Come and eat with me as he come to my home. Let's get to know one another. As a community, we fast together we break out fast together, there is a bond. You give sadaqa you give the charity after you help the poor, you know who is whom hug and embrace this beautiful bond between the Muslim brothers and sisters. This oma is one.
So you'll see that unity of the oma at the time
at least in the community, that's a social bond.
And there is a physical aspect to it and benefit to it. That small bag that you have inside of you.
You have appetizers, salads, soups and salads and hot and cold
main course desserts.
Everything goes in little bag
and it's a reflection wafi and Porsche Come fly to Busan in themselves Have you not seen Have you ponder to reflect about that small bag that it takes factories to isolate everything that goes into it, and it gives you a pure get rid of the MPR so paronella so you give that a break.
And you're supposed to lose weight in Ramadan.
I understand we're supposed to lose weight in Ramadan.
I don't understand how we gain weight in Ramadan. Subhan Allah
there is a German doctor that puts this lady in the front door, even though he's not a Muslim yet.
But he actually mentioned this hadith when Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said that
his behalf Adam locally, Matt Yocum, the solver is sufficient for the child of Adam morsels of food. So he can be standing erect, you can be surviving.
And if it's not, if you must,
it is one third and one third and one third.
If we go back, you'll find out the beauty of the physical aspect. We get rid of all the poisonous leftover from the year before
revive your system.
And the spiritual side of Ramadan goes back to Hades with a full halifa rajala anumana Sahaba he has nine
when prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was asking them females that I had the zoo and what were you talking about?
we were talking about three things.
Before I go through this
as yourself if you were asked what were the three things that you favor most or wish for? But what would you do if somebody is asking you what were the three wishes?
Ask yourself and be honest with yourself when you answer and keep that in the back of your mind and listen to the best of those who are the face of the earth after prophets and messengers.
So Oba Casa de casa de la said, I love three things. Another way Like What Did you lose by in a wine family.
I love sitting and seeing you between your hands and looking at you
and spending my money for the sake of Allah upon you.
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saying the truth and joining good and forbidding evil.
One type of man rajala and
it says shall Salam why Tom Tom was allowed to be late in one as soon as
he says spreading peace and greeting,
sharing the food
and staying up at night to pray while people didn't sleep.
So how are you doing it enough Tiana
How are you doing when sharing the food?
How are you doing with greeting everyone and spreading peace?
While de la rajala on one as far as mine
he says a cramo wife was so safe. While Caitlyn Idaho be safe.
Being hospitable to the guest
first thing during summer
and killing the enemy with the sword.
So how are you doing the guests here? He and ot. When the guests come over, do you say to your wife put the lobster away honey? Put the shrimp away. They're gone now Okay, you can bring him in some Hana La Mancha. Do
you believe in Allah and the Last Day, be hospitable to your guests. And first in Jena summer, you're not asked to do things like this, but this la palabra de la la la, he wants more reward.
And he says killing the enemy with the sword.
And he goes
he says hey, Bull Murat while you are while Mount Subhan Allah.
He says illness, hunger and death. So we asked him why everything was aligned.
He says, either moderate half of them be will either
be what is left a turabi?
He says, When I'm ill, my sins fall off when I'm hungry, my heart become more spiritual close to Allah.
And when I die, I meet my maker, my lord Subhana Allah. And then ask yourself three questions again, what would it be at here no fee, Swiss bank account, a big house, a private yacht, or a big automobile right at the end of the day, not the best of the best my brothers and sisters. It teaches us something about ourselves. And that's the journey we will talk about the second I ask Allah Subhana Allah to make us of those who listen to speech and follow the best of it of Guru matches. Now one must confess that Mr. Curry
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam.
Now let us go through that school of Ramadan
what it's all about
who you are, what you're made of.
as if you have an out of body spritual experience. Your soul has left your body and now you can see yourself sleeping in bed.
And you can actually see people around you that are no longer here this year.
And you wish for a few things. I wish I've done things a little better, a
little different, more sincerity, more chukwa not wasting my time, and so on.
So going through this journey. I want you to think that this is your last Ramadan. And if you know for sure that this is your last Ramadan, how will you spend it?
No one knows. But if you do know how will you invest your time?
Will you be able to say let's kill some time knowing that the time is your best asset is your capital. That's what you
given to invest in this life, what you'll see 30 board in the hereafter.
No, you won't say that. You will take advantage of it. Yeah, Mama do that few days counted numbers.
So you can see yourself sleeping.
It's dark at night.
Your body's just laying there.
And then you hear annoying noise, the sound of the alarm clock, you tried to pick up the pillow and hit it, it doesn't work, you actually have to get up.
So you start making some noises. Your body is aching, you're not used to waking up this early.
As you move up,
your legs are barely making it. You look for the slippers with your feet on the ground.
You can barely open your eyes.
As you get up, you're banging against the walls in the corridors trying to go to the bathroom. So you make up you will do.
And when you wake up, you say the Shahada.
So hopefully when yours erected, you'll think that you're just waking up from asleep and you say that Shahada, that's the fruit of Vic's
so to Batman mohideen.
And then the water is not warm yet.
The things you take for granted the warm water and think of other brothers and sisters that don't even have water.
You make the will do
you see that?
You reach for a book that you haven't touched for a year.
It just collected dust over the year you take it up, dust it off.
And you open it up for the first time maybe the last time
and for the first time of your life, you're reading it like you're supposed to, as if Allah subhanaw taala stuck into you personally directly, the orders and the commands for you.
So from now on brothers and sisters, in this Ramadan, specifically, you need to do some homework. First, you need to get a notebook and divide this notebook into two.
The first half is for our commands of Allah subhanaw taala Viola.
Second half is now he provisions because I believe no matter what the law
says will lie on judgment day. Every verse,
you will be reviewed by every verse, the Korean Air metal highlights
the command verse will come and say did you do what Allah has commanded you to do?
And the one that was prohibited? Did you stay away from that?
So first homework,
you get that notebook on the right on the right hand side the commands of Allah. left hand side he says the permissions review this every time before you go to sleep.
So when you actions before they weigh down to you and hold yourself accountable before they held on,
against you or for you.
You pick up the book and read.
you do to work hard
before veggies and you taste the beauty of
as Allah subhanaw taala theology stands in the way befitting His Majesty, in the last third of the night, asking, Who wants to repent, who wants to be forgiven and so on.
You now get to eat
and find out that you need the food for the body.
But you also need the Food for the Soul. And you learn that you can just get up for veggie but you can get up before virge that's the School of Ramadan preparing you for the best.
And then you want to go to sleep. Your eyes are heavy again. But you remember if you go to the masajid in darkness, Allah subhanaw taala will give you this illuminating guiding light on judgment day.
For every step you come to the masjid is a good deed that is written about the there is a raised raised ranks and
come to pray and veget in Jamaica, you're in the production of Allah.
sustenance is written, you're the guest of Allah subhana wa Jalla. Viola
you prayed, fetch you and hamdulillah
you go home.
You want to go back to sleep. But you remember you got to have to go back to work. It's time.
You see your kids, they're still asleep. It's still dark. You kiss them on their forehead and go to work.
You go to work, everybody's high. fiving hugging, embracing, eating and drinking, laughing, joking, touching,
doing whatever it is that they're doing.
And It's time. It's time for you.
This is the year
that when people tell you hear, eat and drink, you won't say thanks. I'm on a diet.
No, you will say I'm fasting.
Because I'm a Muslim.
And use this opportunity for dour
and yes, my name is Mohammed. Not mo
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you finish work it was difficult the trials and turmoils are there fitness tests tribulations you go through you were tested. You know your true colors.
You go home
you see your kids running toward you for the first time of the day. are running away from you. Allah help you alive do you do
you sit down and eat
everything tastes like ice cream? Allahu Akbar. You remember the cipher Hutton? To pleasant occasions for the person that is fasting. When you eat in this life when you break your fast that's a great reward. Allahu Akbar.
You drink Yes.
You remember the Hadeeth
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quenched are the veins. thirst is perished. And the reward is established recorded in sha Allah.
you remember that you don't need too much.
Because if you do what happens?
You will be able to listen to the man but if you don't the test again. You eat like there's no tomorrow.
You come to the master at nighttime. What happens as he
you'll be going to sleep as you do in a thorough way when the brother nudges you. Sure. Well, that's up to you so much Vianney.
My brothers and sisters listen to the Hadith.
And stay away from the garlic onions. Because when you say I mean the brother next to you has the tears to the eyes.
And now you can see when you come back to the massage.
You actually see a shoulder that's moving. Finally, your hearts have softened.
You can listen to the words of Allah with your heart
like Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, when he used to that listen to the Quran. When it comes that verse about the Hellfire he would say a little magic name and then a lucky boy away the Hellfire from us and keep us away from it. I mean,
and when it comes to gender, you would ask Allah Jana
you can actually feel it.
And now you finished Alia.
You remember the Hadees that says if you stay till the Imam leaves
as if he stayed up the whole night to pray,
beautiful rewards. It is written for you.
And then you go after the keynote. As you raise your hands up to the heavens. You remember as if it's a miniature scene of the hereafter.
It's a beautiful Mona john, asking a law talking pouring out your heart.
You take it out your secret sins, your closet sins that nobody else knows except Allah.
And it's a it's a beautiful time for Ramadan to repent and come back
As you finish you go back home.
Again your kids are asleep.
You kiss them again over so gently on the forehead
and you ask Allah subhanaw taala to give them a bath in this life in the hereafter.
You learn something about yourself
as the School of Ramadan so is the school of life. You will get a report card after Ramadan
Did you pass the School of Ramadan? Did you learn anything from the School of Ramadan?
Whether you will say how overcrowded Javea here read my book, or Woe to me I wish I did not get my book and will you be around Madani?
Do you worship Allah only in Ramadan? Or what do you take this knowledge and passion and the charge of email after Ramadan? You will inshallah with that intention, asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make this Ramadan, the best of Ramadan akula matters marathon ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us among those who listen speech and follow the rest of it. Yamanaka handle
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