Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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Iran Howdy, howdy Mohammed in sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Chateau Moreno, wakulla, 13, beatha, Bakula, Middleton, Bada, Bada and Athena. All praise belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful. We thank him. And we asked him for his help, aid and forgiveness. And we asked him to protect us from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we do, indeed who serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray and who serve Allah leads astray no one can guide a bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is that of Muhammad
sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit every bit as misguidance every misguidance will be in Hellfire,
Allah azza wa jal had given
the month of Ramadan
for it to achieve certain and particular objectives.
as you've been fasting for about two weeks, and gotten used to the physical aspects of Ramadan
that Allah trim is in it. Our physical accesses and indulgences.
We don't eat and drink as we wish. We don't surrender to our desires as we wish.
And there is an objective behind all of that.
So by controlling
our physical desires, Allah azza wa jal
will naturally help us control our senses.
That by which we understand the world and influencing
how do you receive the world through your eyes, ears, touch
that also gets modified and trimmed
and reformed, but also how you influence the world based on what you receive. What you say what you do with your hands, where you move, all that is influenced
by that restraint that Allah azza wa jal had put upon us for our own good
and that also is there to establish an objective that is beyond it.
Because as Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, quotevalet como cm,
fasting is obligated upon you, or given to you.
The eye ends with Lala contact akun so that you will have Taqwa you be able to realize it, establish it, find it know about it.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the Hadith at Taco hoonah
choco is here and he points to his chest sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to tell you that taqwa resides, emanates, begins inside of you.
Yes, there is the tempo of the bed and
the body has the tequila
and Ramadan, whether you realize it or not conscious of it or not, teaches you that some of the burden, at least part of it. I want to eat but I'm not going to eat I want to drink but I'm not going to drink. I want to go here. I want to do that. But I'm not going to do it because it's Ramadan. So it teaches you restraint physically.
And that physical restraint is important because it leads to
if a person especially is conscious, what Allah wants out of this fast, it leads to the restraint of the heart.
It leads to the fasting of the harder
for a person to monitor
and improve their hearts control them as they are trying to control their bodies to take from Ramadan something that will live with them beyond the beginning and the end of the month to learn from it's something which Allah has Odin wanted them to learn, which is La La come upon
and when you look at our hearts,
you will find that what occupies it what settles center in our heart is actually what matters in our life and what matters in our life is what inhabits the center of our hearts.
And most of the time, the thing that takes us away from Allah azza wa jal is this world and its allure
our obsession with it.
And in a hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once in a hookah, spoke to people and he said
LA Kwanzaa to dunia was in Ottawa. This is the thing that I feel most for you
is this beautiful, dunia it's flower and what Allah is gonna give you from it.
That's what he said. So Allah Allah wa sallam I fear the most for you. And in fact, even before we continue with this Hadith, if you just notice, the thing that takes us away from Allah azza wa jal more than anything else is this dunya.
So a man asked him holla Rasul Allah He hierro beshara. He said, O Messenger of Allah, does good produce evil, that this rules and money and all of it, it's good? Does it produce evil?
Then Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was quiet for some time. And they noticed that he was receiving revelation from Allah azza wa jal, which is evidence also that the sooner is revelation because he's going to speak based on what he had received.
So he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in LA or la de la Ville hiree, our heroine who he says good, only produces Good.
Now this is a good
and then he gives an example.
And it's a physical thing that will help you remember your relationship to this dunya
he says, in a min Naomi to Robbie romaniuk, to labaton Olam Illa Allah Tada. It says the spring
brings with it vegetation. spring rains bring visit visit vegetation and animals rush to eat it.
And he says the rush to eat it's so much because it is sweet. It is attractive
that for some of them, it kills them or it almost kills them because they overeat.
Ella akeelah tell her that except animals that will eat vegetation had to eat until at hasura Taha
istok bollati Shams for thanaka to Abella too much Don't run. It says until that animal when it eats and it's full.
It goes it stops eating it goes it faces the sun sits under the sun, then it defecate and urinate and chews the cud and then when it's hungry again it goes back and it eats
and he says why in haha the man who was on hubiera he says and this money this wealth this earth is sweet looking sweet tasting.
For mannahatta Here we have the Hebrew ricotta houfy if you take it rightfully and you give it rightfully Allah will bless it for you.
Woman ahuriri hockey. If you take it unrightfully unlawfully can occur the cooloola Yeshua will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied in full.
So consider the example that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given he said, Good only produces good. It means that this world is a mixed baggage because it can produce evil. And he says there are two types of animals, which people then were familiar with, they could relate to. They said there is a type of animal that as soon as they see these plants, that newly sprung vegetation, they rush and they eat it but without restraint. They keep eating and eating and eating because it's just so sweet tasting, and so sweet looking. And they keep eating and eating and eating until they kill themselves. However, they get so bloated that they die
or close to
He said But there is another type of animal
that has restraint.
And it goes in it eats it becomes full but knows when to stop. And it takes time out times time off and it goes and it processes digests. And then only when it's hungry, it goes back and eats again. So, this is this is the example of the dunya.
You can eat so much of it, you can take so much over to that restraint,
that is going to kill you.
This is going to kill your hereafter and kill you in this journey as well. It kills your soul. It kills any nobility in your any morality in you.
But there is someone who takes and consumes from this dunya but with restraint, knows when to stop knows what to take, takes it from Helen
but also Spence, gifts for Allah azza wa jal, that person does not die because of this world. But the one who does not restrain himself, he sets a law to send them he'd be like one who eats and is never full. Now what I want you to pay attention
to the link between consumption of this world and its restraint and eating.
Because it also lies a lot, he recently made two connections to it in that heading, the connection of that animal that overeats and the animal that does not, and the one who is so under the spell of this role that he eats and keeps eating from it, but it's not full, pay attention to eating and how Allah zodat asks you to stop eating during the day in Ramadan. To understand that the key to restraint begins by restraining what you consume by eating and drinking. The key The first step to restraining in this dunya and consumption of it begins actually by restraining what you eat and what you drink. Because that is the key to this dunya
and if you learn in this month,
that you need to restrain yourself and there is benefit in it. And you can say no, and you have power over your desire, then you will know that you have power over other desires as well. Whether desire is related to women desire related to fame, desire related to money, desire related to anything that takes you away from Allah azza wa jal you do have the power over it.
Not that it is all Haram. You are allowed to eat you're allowed to consume, but when it consumes you, it will kill you.
If you consume it and you stop, you're in control but if it consumes you, it will kill you.
Like that animal that trust who lives on a lot he recently talked about. So Allah azza wa jal in this month is teaching us something valuable.
You can take of this dunya but don't be obsessed. You can pursue this rule but don't make it your primary objective.
You can be rich if you want. But don't be stingy.
And don't collect it from haram and don't spend it on haram and observe Allah's rights when it comes to what you have and spend for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, then that money that wealth is dunia will be good for you.
But if you don't, it will destroy you.
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So the question that we have to ask ourselves is who is at the center of our hearts?
Who is the most important or what is the most important thing?
That does not mean that you have to spend all of your time in domestic there are people who can do this?
It does not mean that you have to spend all of your time studying Islam.
And working in dalla some people can do this, but not everybody can. And not everybody actually should.
But it means that as you are pursuing this life,
and at times it collides with what Allah loves.
it collides with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his life
and offers you a different objective and goal. Which one are you going to put first Allah azza wa jal or this life
Because there is often going to be that challenge to what Allah loves, challenge two gentlemen. So which one is going to come first and which one resides at the center of your heart. Now all of us want a lot as though just to be foremost in our hearts all of us want the pursuit of gender to be foremost. But there is a difference between us wishing it and it being a reality.
And it cannot be reality unless we do two things, at least.
One is learn to restrain our desires.
And second that we engage in constant worship of Allah as the origin so Allah always present in our hearts. You can have your own business, you can have your own career, you can be a professional you can be everything you want to be, but if not daily, if you do not remember Allah azza wa jal daily, it is hard, impossible for Allah to be the most important thing in your life. Impossible.
If Salah is not part of your life, if peran is not part of your life, what is going to remind you that Allah is the most important thing. Naturally the dunya is going to be that And naturally, the dunya is going to take precedence, money, fame, pursuit of all of his going to be more important than Allah zodion Allah will be secondary and Islam will be secondary. So unless we have both of these things, it's hard for religion to compete with this world.
And that's why we need a break.
pursue whatever you want to pursue halaal wise, but once you finish
for either for Stefan sobre la pika for a boon you finish. When you're done, there has to be a time for Allah azza wa jal. And for that to happen you at times you have to restrain your desires you restrain your worldly ambitions, so that you can have a place for the other worldly ambition
to be with Allah zodion as close as you can to him, and as close as you can to your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to escape the punishment of Hellfire, these things are not going to be a reality unless and until religion becomes a reality in our life. And you see, Ramadan is doing this. When it comes to your desires, this is okay restraint. You have to you have no option restraint, you're not going to eat, you're not going to drink. And if we have a modicum of integrity in our hearts, will say okay, I'm not going to look at this haram this month, at least.
I'm not going to you know, see, say bad these certain things in this month, at least. So you're restraining yourself and that is taking you away from the bad of this world.
if you push yourself and you need to push yourself,
you can't let yourself roam as it wishes. You need to push yourself and say no, I want to read the Quran Am I going to force myself and sit and read the Koran. I don't feel like it. But I'm gonna force myself to sit and read the Koran. Just like if you and I are sick and force ourselves to take medicine
or force yourself. This is our medicine. And in the beginning it will taste a bit bitter.
Standing in taraweeh, Harun Leon, it's not all that fun in the beginning.
It's physically demanding.
But after some time, you'll start enjoying it. But you need to force yourself to instill that habit of a bother
to train your body, but actually more important than your body because your body could adjust in a couple of days. But to train your soul, that rebellious soul, I need to be here and you need to listen to this because it's important.
So once you have this and you have that, then you have landed on the land of taqwa.
And then the rest of the journey is up to you. What you do with it in the remainder of Ramadan and after Ramadan, it's up to you but you've landed in the land of taqwa. What Allah has though till now is has become already starting to become the most important thing in your life and then sacrificing this life for him. subhanho wa Taala becomes natural and easy.
Now let's in the month of Ramadan as we observe what we are doing physically, let's observe also our hearts. How is my heart doing in this month?
Do I love him? subhanho wa Taala do I enjoy being close to him? Do I enjoy reading the Quran? If there is some problem in my life, do I rush to ask him
and as an expect relief and the best from him? subhanho wa Taala do I trust Allah as origin more than anything and anyone else? Do I feel the warmth of being close to him? Do I longed to meet him subhanho wa Taala after so many years of worship and hearing about him do I actually long I wish to see
Him and to talk to him and to ask him questions to pan over to Alan here the answers.
Am I looking forward to all of this? Am I looking forward to seeing Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finally, to see him here to hear from him that Hadees that I used to hear from so many other people, but now I want to hear him from his own words, from his own lips.
Do I have that in my heart?
And how am I with other people? It might also envious,
do I hate? Am I proud?
Is it full of evil and ill intentions toward other people or when I hear about so and so on their problems I asked for, for for Allah to forgive them. I seek excuses for them. I don't envy the good that Allah had given them. I asked Allah as if to give me the thing that I that I want, but I do not have?
Do I belittle people internally?
Or do I actually appreciate and esteem those who are around me, and wish them the best? And I'm think i think that I am the least of all, not the best of all, how is my heart the part that is hidden that no one can see except you and Allah as origin. And no one can fix except you and Allah has origin.
So as we trying to improve our fast, and as we approach the last 10 and most important nights of Ramadan,
not only should we be ready physically for them, but internally as well. To always ask ourselves, what am I living for? What is my objective? What is my goal? And where does Allah factor in all of this? And can I make a law as though it is the most important thing that I live for, and I make everything else subservient to him or at least it does not collide with what he wants to pan out What the hell?
And can I keep cleaning my heart cleaning my heart, so that when I meet Allah Zoda I don't even really meet him with physically performing the ibadah but more importantly, internally have performed that a better and a lot looks at that heart and he sees a clean heart.
That's the heart that will continue in thought after Ramadan, that's the heart that will always be close to Allah azzawajal that's the heart will that will stay away from sin, and most importantly, that it will enjoy. It's a bad word enjoy the foreign because it's, it's open. So we ask a lot of Al Ameen, to grant this dakwah in the month of Ramadan, that the Hawaiian body and the tequila in heart, we asked a lot of Al Ameen to accept our fasting, to accept our Abaddon Salah to make us of those who read the Quran often and understand it and implement it to make us of those who call upon Allah and pray to Him frequently without stop. And we ask Allah to accept our power in the month of
Ramadan. And after the month of Ramadan. We ask a lot of Allah mean to cleanse our hearts to remove envy and sherek and bidda and effect from them to remove any hatred from them, and make our hearts very close to him. subhanho wa Taala Yala Who asked you to make us the followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam internally and externally to those who will be resurrected in his company alley, his Salatu was salam to those to those to be of those who will be deserve to drink from his co author alayhi salatu was Salam will ask you allow me to make us of those who are forgiven in the month of Ramadan. The makers of those votes was a bad will coincide with a little
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