Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Can Ramadan make us more patient? More sincere? More caring? One of the blessings of Ramadan is that it can.
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And the best of guidance is the guidance of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovative, and every religious innovation is a bit and every bit dies. misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire and bad
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that the month of Ramadan is a month of Baraka, Sharon Mubarak.
Sharon mobarak has this Baraka in many different ways, and how the actions are multiplied, and how the hearts are attracted to Allah azza wa jal and how people come back to Allah and to the mosque into his worship,
in a ways that Allah changes us, and in what Ramadan teaches us.
And one of the things that Ramadan teaches is patience.
In fact, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in the Hadith called the Shahada,
the authentic hadith he called it, the month of patience.
And when you think about it, patience is a cornerstone of our
can we cannot have a man we cannot have Islam, without some sort of patience, a minimum of patience. Without there will be no belief in Allah or adherence to what Allah loves. To the extent that it knows Oh, there are the Allahu anhu said authentically when he or subtleness for a man, stopper is half of a man.
They explained in this call as they explain it because of things that happened to you. Or either things that you like or things that you dislike, and especially
With things that you dislike and hate, you need patience with them. But Subhanallah even with things that you like unique patience to do with them what Allah loves. So it turns out that patience is needed with everything in a man in Islam so Amen. All of it is patience.
We can throw the divide or think about patience in the following.
That we need patience. When we obey Allah, we need patience when it comes to the disobedience of Allah. And we need patience when it comes to Allah as destiny.
That is, when Allah asks you to do something, you cannot do it unless you have patience. Otherwise, you quit and forget and leave. And if Allah asks you or tells you, I hate this, to stay away from it, you cannot stay away from it. Because we are attracted to it. You cannot stay away from it unless you have patience.
And Alas, Destiny requires and needs patience, because when things happen to you, death or loss,
you cannot bear all of that without patience. And what is patience. Patience, in fact, is to refrain from what you want to do.
Because of a later
Things that you sell for asking you to do, you're attracted to it. But patience is asking you to refrain in Sakhalin to stay away from it. Why? Because somewhere in the future, near or far, there is something better waiting for you. And fasting is essentially patience. Fasting has all types of patients, as patients with a lot of obedience, because a lot tells you to eat and drink at a particular time and to stop at a particular time. So that you would like to eat and you're hungry and you'd like to drink and you're thirsty, you're staying away from it. That's patience.
And Allah tells you to stay away from heroin. That's the second toughs of patience, and when the weather is hot, or you're exhausted and you still have too fast,
that is destiny from Allah, Allah destined to be so and you continue to be patient despite the fact that there is some burden and difficulty in it.
SubhanAllah we can also think about patients in two ways. Patience when it comes to Allah's worship and with patience when it comes to humanity.
I asked you to do certain stuff, stay away from certain stuff, worship and come close to him sacrifice for his sake, all that cannot happen without patience, but also there is patience with people around you.
Those who insult you those who are rude to you, those who don't pay you the
You need patience with them. And Allah loves that from you. So in the month of Ramadan, one question that we want to ask ourself is how am I going with patience and how is patience with me? Because Ramadan is supposed to enhance it. Because we are in you. We are practicing patience. everyday. Everyday we're practicing patience. So how is my patience with allows obedience?
Am I able to force myself to commit more of my time and my energy and my part to being Allah or not? How am I How is my patience with Allah disobedience? Am I able to put more distance between me and what Allah hates? The sites that Allah hates? The words that Allah hates the sins of the tongue, the sins of the eye, the sins of the ear?
Can I distance myself from him? Am I finding myself without patience in the month of Ramadan? And how about what Allah has destined? What is happening to me? day in and day out? sickness health, poverty, being rich? Am I more patient or am I less patient?
And now also when it comes with people? How am I with my family, with my spouse, with my children? With my neighbors with my friends, co workers? strangers? How is my patience when I'm coming to the masjid? driving and it's crowded? How's my patients in the masjid when it is crowded? How is my patience when I'm leaving the masjid Africa when it's crowded?
Have I am I gaining more patience or losing it?
So this is a time for us to interrogate ourselves
Am I a patient person or not? And if the answer is not, then to enhance our patience by remembering First of all, the reward of patients that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you rewards without any measure if you are patient. And that is the essence of the past as we said if you found
patiently staying away from what Allah hates. And getting closer to Allah loves Allah will bless every single day that you are fasting. So first of all, you remember the immense rewards for patience. Second of all, you try to remind yourself whenever you want to say something wrong, or do something wrong, that you are supposed to be more patient in this month. So no, I'm not gonna say anything. No, I'm not gonna do anything. No, I'm gonna refrain and remember when you stop that you're stopping because of something that Allah Subhana Allah will reward you for greatly later. So there is some difficulty with patience right now. Some sacrifice, some bitterness.
Some say sobral comes from Moroccan bitterness, because you have to ingest this some bitterness right now, but later consequently you will find that there is sweetness greater sweetness in the patients that you worship Allah subhanho wa Taala with
Ramadan also one of the Baraka of Ramadan and we have by the way to feel the work of Ramadan I believe that there is a Baraka in Ramadan dedicated my food Baraka in my time, but okay in my the Quran a bad Baraka in whatever my in my projects, Allah has put Baraka in the month of Ramadan for Muslims if you go go online,
so I'm gonna make this to be your homework and Shall I go online?
And then Google something like great events happening in Ramadan? What happened in Ramadan? What are some of the great events that Muslims experience in the month of Ramadan? And you will find that panel Ah, there are great things that happened to Muslims.
The Quran came down in the month of Ramadan, but in the month of Ramadan, Mecca, Mecca in the month of Ramadan and so on and so on. Do you want to know more go back in sha Allah and research it. It is a month of Baraka Allah has God has given you one of this Baraka is Allah wants to teach you in a class
that when you want to do something, don't do it for anyone else except Allah azza wa jal.
How is Ramadan the month of a class and what is the importance of a class?
fasting is a hidden app that no one knows about except you and the one who created you.
And it's difficult at times at times, it's a difficult act. And it's not a desirable act in itself. Yet you endure all of that and the only reason why we're doing it because no one else can know about it. Except you and your Creator. The only reason that you're doing it is because of Allah azza wa jal.
So Allah had put you in this test
in the month of Ramadan,
and he wants to teach you in me that when you want to do something you want to first pause and ask yourself, Is this for Allah? Or is it for someone else? When I'm coming to pray, tada, we
want to pray. What I'm here for?
Is this who Allah azza wa jal or for someone else, is this because it's a habit? Or because Allah loves it loves that every step that I take to the masjid is a step closer to him.
Every step that I take to the masjid takes away my sins, and adds me a level closer to Allah azza wa jal when I'm coming to taraweeh Why am I coming? Am I coming? Because it had become a habit and it's expected from me, or am I coming because the profits are low, it was LMC that come and listen to the Koran and have the right intention. And Allah will forgive you all of your past sins. So Allah wants to teach you and me in the month of Ramadan, here you alone, have this internal conversation with yourself. Forget about your father, forget about your mother. Forget about your children, forget about your spouse, forget about your neighbors. All of them think all of them are gone. And you're
alone. Will you do these things for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. This is the motivation that you want to build within yourself. Now in fasting, why
the agenda in Albania as he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam your actions will be evaluated and judged based on your intention. So panela, a five person who could be fasting, and a lot because of this fast is raising into a good dose of Allah and another person, his neighbor, a family member also is fasting. And his says to him is simply
staying away from food and drink, getting hungry and getting thirsty.
The difference between the two is a class who wants a law and who wants something else who's doing it exclusively for a law and who has other intention and somehow
Allah The intention is buried deep down inside your heart and Allah azza wa jal wants you in the month of Ramadan to ask yourself deep and deep inside what is my motivation? Why am I doing this and to start doing this for Allah azza wa jal alone, we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us both patience and it lost in the month of Ramadan and to keep enhancing this as we go through it. All he had was the hula Holly welcome
even work in fee will suddenly will send him a lot of Sudhi Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam
Basu Lai sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that believers, a woman una casa de la head, believers are like one body.
And this is a statement that we say and we keep repeating. But we see that in the month of Ramadan, again, this is part of the Nima and the Baraka in the month of Ramadan, that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to make this more of a reality in the month of Ramadan.
He, for one command
makes it so that the entire oma is doing the same thing as because at the same time, they start their fast and they enter fast. The time that they eat and the time that they start fasting.
They're a bad what they're doing with their a bad day. It is both a synchronized and a collective, a vida that the entire oma is engaged in
and you find people hamdulillah flocking and coming to the houses of Allah, and you see more of our brothers and sisters. And that is itself isn't it. And as we are coming together, we should remember that part of the lessons of Ramadan is for us to start to worry and care about what happens to other Muslims and not be selfish, and only worry and care about what is happening to us and our own problems and dilemmas.
There's a great thing out there that is the Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
we may think to ourselves that Oh, fasting is too hard. It's too difficult for us. But do we know or do we not know that there are brothers and sisters that we have? who do not know they can fast or not, but because they do not have enough food to break their fast on and to eat on support.
They send questions as fed to us. diversify, we do not have enough food, do we fast can we fast or not? This is the reality of some of us. And if we are part of this body, then we have to feel their pain and rise above our own mind new problems.
It is said it should not
be a marine Muslim in a policeman who don't who doesn't worry about Muslims is really not one of them. If we are part of this oma and we love our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Then we love everyone who loves him, and everyone who follows him. And that person is our brother and as our sister. So we have to ask ourselves as an individual, what am I doing? I may not be able to do much to people in Iraq and in Syria and Romania and here and there I may not be able to do much beyond.
But can I do something that extends beyond myself, to include my family to benefit my family?
Can I be as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I said,
a key to goodness and a lot for evil. Whenever I find evil, I try to repress it and bury it. So that it does not spread. But whenever I find something good, I try to spread it. I try to increase it encourage people to follow it. Am I such a person who is even a light in his home and in her home, like in their neighborhood, a light in their city and even a light in their country? So part of what Ramadan is teaching us is that this is a month for the month for change among for expecting great things from ourselves Vietnam, and from the Mohammed salatu salam and asking for this change. So we asked for his first bite
and then we employ the
assistance. The first two things I talked about patience and a class, I want to do something that will help people around me. It can be simply my spouse, it can be simply my children. But if I can extend it more to my community, or to my city, then let me do this. And Allah has loaded could make this month, the month of Ramadan, a month of transformation for you, among the berkana month of change.
And when you help others,
I'm talking to all of us who are going through difficult times, and may be saying to themselves, I don't have the time, I don't have the energy to think about anything else. To all of those brothers and sisters, I am telling them that one of the best ways to solicit allows assistance is to start assisting others, to start thinking about other people and not yourself, their pain and not only your pain, because when you think about their pain, you'll find out that their suffering is greater than your suffering, what they're going through and their fitness is much greater than your fitness. And then you will realize the greatness of Allison, Mr. panyu. And how the shaytaan was trapping you
to believe that this was the greatest trial that you're going through and it isn't. It could be much worse year or last period you and me. So start thinking big and start thinking about changing yourself but also the people around you and let Ramadan be the start point for all of this. So in conclusion, I asked Allah subhana wa Taala you're a bit I mean in the month of Ramadan, accept our fasting and accept our Abed, accept our Quran reading of the Quran and our pm and make use of those who sincerely worship you in the month of Ramadan and of those who patiently and diligently worship you in the month of Ramadan. Allah grant us a plus in Ramadan and afterwards so that we worship you
alone for your sake and not for the sake of anyone else. And granted to Allah patience so that we will stay devout in Ramadan and after Ramadan for your sake and not for the sake of anyone else. And make us your love those who change themselves in this month and change their own and be a cause for the hammer that you will send to this oma and a cause for the pain that you will lift and take away from this oma Yala we asked you for the good in this month all of it that was that which we know about the net which we do not know about. And we ask you to protect us from all evil in this month. That which we know about and that which we do not know about. And he Allah we asked you for your
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