Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Do you sense some emptiness after Ramadan? Do you look back and crave the spirituality and iman you felt in Ramadan? Listen to this khutbah to reenergize your iman and start developing a plan for your hereafter.
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all praise and thanks belong to Allah the Most High, we thank him and we seek His help and aid and asked him to forgive us and we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead astray at home serve Allah lead astray no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone. And then Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious innovation is a bit
every man dies misguidance and every misguidance will be in hellfire.
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They say that you do not really recognize the value of something until you lose it.
And it's through the month of Ramadan you don't really realize what the month of Ramadan is doing to your life. And to a man, you don't realize the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the month of Ramadan until the month of Ramadan departs, more so than before the month starts and you are about to receive it. We may have forgotten about the month of Ramadan and what it does. But really immediately afterwards, the first second and third days, you begin to realize the difference between Ramadan and post Ramadan as you begin to realize the great Nam of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're in the month of Ramadan. He was boosting our Eman subhanho wa Taala he was boosting our path to Jenna
and bringing us very very close to him. So that we can taste what it feels like to be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala very close to him when we speak and communicate with him. When we ask him when we remember him. Allah subhana wa tada wanted us to feel the sweetness of Eman
so that it becomes dearer to us than any other sweetness pertaining to this life. Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted from us to be boosted in worship in the month of Ramadan so that we could see first of all, what we can do. Of course when Allah assists us, but also when we decide to do something,
and the heights that we can reach and then the transformation that this brings to our life
and the changes to in our priorities.
A lot one is wanted us to see how our life will be sweeter and better and more calm and peaceful. When we turn to
him away from Hiram, how a pure life feels like how a cleaner life feels like Allah wanted us to see all of this, so that when the month of Ramadan ends,
we have that desire to continue what we have gained in the month of Ramadan. And I don't know about all of us, but at least some, we may have realized the emptiness that really follows the month of Ramadan. Because in the month of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala from his Lama, he had set this schedule for you.
It's an obligation if you have a man and if you have Islam, you don't really want to escape it. So Allah tells you start fasting on this day, start fasting on this hour and minute and ended on this hour and minute, every day.
And then once you accept all of this,
it becomes then easier now because you're around people who are fasting. And the habit then is once you finish your fast, what do you do? You go to the masjid and you start praying and that is again part of the schedule that Allah has set for all of us. So what you find in the month of Ramadan is that you have filled, occupied most of your day with Allah's worship in the morning with fasting in the evening, once you're finished with your breaking fast, you head to the masjid and you praying your obligations Asha. And then you follow that with praying Tara we had you listening to the whole on every single day
to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala every single day. And you spending extended time in the masjid, around people who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala who we expect to be among the most pious in the city. That's why they're coming to the masjid every single day.
So, so Pamela, this persistent and consistent and devoted Worship Day after day leaves its mark on you. And now once you leave the month of Ramadan
and that momentum of collective worship is no longer there. You begin to feel some sense of emptiness.
Where is this fast? Where is this? Where is this are we where is this hold on where is this day and it is there where your role starts, it doesn't end actually it starts because Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from you once the month of Ramadan is over, to implement your own plan
and to implement whatever you have learned in the month of Ramadan and take it to after Ramadan.
And that's what we want to do.
One of the Sooners, one of the wise soon as of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was that his actions were consistent.
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If he used to do something, he would be consistent and persistent and its performance, he would be continuous in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Of course, the intensity will vary based on the time and space the roots you have time and space, based on your health, availability, how much time you have that will vary. But what will not vary is the existence of that worship and the continuity of that worship. That does not vary. That's always there.
And if you want to ask yourself, why is that the case,
even in worldly conditions, and goals and aspirations. Anyone who wants to achieve something great in this life has to be persistent and its pursuit until he or she reaches it.
You want to graduate you want a particular job, you want a particular promote promotion. You set your eye, eyes at that goal, and you continue to pursue it continuously until you get it. If you waver you won't get it.
If you're not determined you won't get it.
But if you say to yourself every day or at least every other day, but with a set goal and dedication, then be the law, though tell this person will get it.
And for the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam The goal was the greatest goal.
The goal of course wasn't that I want to just please Allah subhanho wa Taala in Ramadan, then what I will stop it was I want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala period and Ramadan is one opportunity among many to please Allah subhanho wa Taala in it. So because that is the goal, and this is the dearest thing that you can achieve.
In this life
if you think that being a doctor is difficult,
being an engineer or a lawyer is difficult if you think that being a millionaire is difficult.
Well, getting to Jenna is more dear and more valuable than any of these things.
And if you have to pay a price for all of these things that we talked about, from your life, from your dedication, from your time from your concentration, in order to achieve them, do you think that the most valuable objective in this life which is Jenna, will be cheaper than the all of these things, these things.
And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam understood that completely and perfectly. And he also wanted to set that example for everybody who will follow him. So if he used to do something, he'd be continuous because Allah subhanho wa Taala is always there.
And if you look at what we have learned in the month of Ramadan, these are the basics of the IP address. And although we want to talk about in this hotel of lies, how we can continue to hold on to the basics of these a bat as the fella
staying in the masjid, fasting,
making, making big spending for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah data, these are the basics that we should not leave
And we should set our goal as to what I want to do and how I want to do it. So that I will nilla when the next Ramadan comes, I would not have lost the lessons of this Ramadan know I'm able to build on them.
And I want to begin with fasting.
And with the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam masama Ramadan
camisa volcanica cmhr the one who fasts Ramadan that follows this with six days of chawan it will be like fasting the entire year.
And there is some Hana law few lessons that we can learn from this hadith. One of them is the great Rama and bounty of Allah subhanaw taala. That, by the way, doesn't stop with the end of Ramadan.
Remember about all the dramas all the Baraka that we talked about that is there a normal run, it doesn't stop with the last day of Ramadan, because here Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, add to these 30 days, six more days of chawan
and the result would be that you fasted 36
I will count it and I will write it in your book as if you fasted the entire year
360 days or more.
That is in your book Bismillah if Allah accepts this from all of us, I mean,
he will write will be written in your book this person had fasted for the entire year, every single day.
And see how Allah subhanho wa Taala here blesses what you do.
Very few days and they're multiplied by 10 to cover the entire year. Allah subhanaw taala only once a little bit from us and gives us a lot in return and that's why Allah subhana wa tada one of his names is a Shaku
Shaku is the tankful.
You have to appreciate that Allah subhana wa tada is the thankful if not, the 36 days will be only 36 days and you would have to have to fast a lot more for you to account to come even close to fasting an entire year. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is the thankful I share code will appreciate the little things that you do. Human beings are not shackles would not like that. Allah subhanho wa Taala is like that. And he says only this little and I will give you so much for it. So the first thing you learn from this, take advantage of it.
Whether you fast them all together or you separate them. You don't want to leave the month of show world without casting something. The next thing that we learn from this is that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to connect and to extend our acts of worship. Just like
praying the five daily prayers what Allah subhana wa tada had put a sooner before and as soon after,
the sooner before gets you ready for the obligation, for solitude. For solitude also gets you ready for it. The soon after, complements, compensates whatever deficiency is there and also extends that act so that the person is saying I am here willing and ready to give more for Allah subhanho wa Taala extra
So this adds the six days of show when acts like this soon after the obligation, the sooner before was fasting from Siobhan gets you ready for Ramadan. This soon after, compensates for any deficiency in Ramadan, but also extends this act. It's not like a once Ramadan is done, I'm done with fasting. No,
they say Subhanallah one of the,
the benefits the rewards of a good act is for Allah subhanho wa Taala to lead you to good acts after it. So what would have happened to bad data.
So what will happen to Baba that is you if you open a good door, one of the benefits and rewards of opening this good door is that Allah leads you to another good door that he opens to you. So one of the benefits of actually fasting Ramadan is that you look at it that that and say, if I only can add six days to it, I will pass the entire year I'm going to do it, this eagerness and desire to do more good is one of the rewards of fasting in Ramadan.
And they say Subhana Allah, that one of the marks and signs of an accepted fast is that
is there a lot leads you to more good after Ramadan. And one of the signs Allahu Allah, but one of the signs of a fast that was so so is that you will not lead after Ramadan to do more good for Allah subhanho wa Taala it's abrupt and sudden stop.
So if it leaves a mark with you, if it leaves an impact, then there's a sign that you're fasting was meaningful. And one of those meanings is that you're ready to do something after Ramadan, you have that desire. And the last thing we can learn from this hadith and maybe there's more, the last thing that we learned from this hadith is also once you actually achieve something great, which is a type of very bad that Allah has made possible for you. You want to thank Allah for it.
And we thank Allah for it by saying Alhamdulillah that Allah help us first Ramadan, but also by saying, Let me also perform some good deeds of Allah subhanho wa Taala would accept what I've done even more so.
So fasting that six days is also a form of thanking Allah Subhana data for it.
But, and we continue with it with fasting, it doesn't really stop there.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was fast three days from every month.
So the connection the link between you and the fast doesn't stop and the benefit that it gives to you does not go away
and Subhana Allah
another thing also to think about once the month of chawan starts which tells you that really in the mind of a Muslim that a bad doesn't stop once you finish one yeah, you can take inshallah few days as a break to re energize but your eyes now once that is done is set on the other a better show well is the first month of the month of Hajj.
So anyone who's planning on going to Hajj start planning from now making the form now asking Allah for assistance from now people used to start back in the days their journey to Hajj after Ramadan.
I better connected to it better. Now we don't have to do that. But in anticipation in do I am getting ready physically, spiritually and all of that you start building to that hatch time from now. And if you're not going still that is in your site, the month that the other aid the other great season or Allah Subhana Allah forgives. It's not that my bad is going to dip only to come back again. At that season. No is going to be being continuous. The intensity is not going to be the same intensity as Ramadan. But it's not going to disappear until I connected again be vanilla with that other great season of worship. And that's how we operate as being worshipers of Allah subhana wa
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as we said, all of these combined acts of worship, work together to soften our hearts raises to heightened spiritual levels. connect us really with Allah subhanho wa Taala in ways that we've missed, probably for the rest of the
And if we want to maintain all of that, maintain these acts of worship
and carry yourself
through the day of Friday, through reading the Koran through coming to the masjid
unless in Shall I give you a few quick practical steps that you can take? First of all reading the Quran, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that the life the soul, the house, that does not have anything of the Quran in it is a wreck.
It's like a wreckage.
So you can't really afford to spend an entire day without reading something from the Quran. And you can build up to it.
You can start by reading one page a day.
Like you actually every day you don't forget to brush your teeth, eat your breakfast.
lock your door when you leave the house. This is these are essentials
you add to that essentials or to those essentials, reading the Quran. This is something I'm going to tell myself I can't live without, and I will not allow myself to live without. And if I forget it, I'll come back home and make up for it. But never will I leave a day without reading one part of the Quran. You can begin with one page build up to two, five and 10. And let's at least read half pages of the Quran 10 pages and most often Medina half a use of the Quran.
You do that you finish the Quran in 60 days.
60 days and you finish the Quran.
If you come to us right after our reading of the Quran has disappeared and say finish the Quran in 60 days it will be impossible for us. But if you continuously do that, be part of your routine business.
Like your dinner and lunch.
So read the Quran every day. And you will see the effect that this will have on you and on your family guaranteed breathing elasto gel. You just be persistent.
Not just one week or two weeks, not just one month and we stop till we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala again if he extends our life, next Ramadan, you'll see the difference.
So read the Quran every day.
And call yourself insane. Juma
Juma is the best day of the week is the eighth of the week and there's great worship in it inshallah, this is not the time to discuss it in detail, but coming early bathing before you come remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala reading surah together listening to the hotbar making the art between outside and just engaging throughout the day and night in a bad actor yourself in Friday. This is your weekly reminder.
But you also need daily reminders. And this daily reminders comes with what attend one Salah in the masjid, if you can at least one salah and if you find that there's a Hanukkah, study circle that's being offered weekdays or weekends, weekends, attend those, seek them, ask about them because they'll teach you your religion and they will remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala when you forget so seek them and benefit from the knowledge that is being given to you. And the last thing that we are going to say inshallah all of this is our effort. But with all of that we need what we need the laws of systems. We need a lot of help.
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Don't forget to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time and to make due out to him. He Allah helped me Allah my Eman is weak. So help me with that. Y'all are trying to get difficult to go to the solar helped me with that with reading the Quran helped me with that. Whenever you find that your Eman is weak, your will has declined ask Allah for help and continuously help yourself with remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala as Dr. Allah all the time, that Illa Illa all the time. Don't forget about this, about this Allah subhana wa Taala will grant you fuel to your Eman fuel to your life when you remember him.
He can Abdullah can Stein. We worship you alone and we seek assistance from you alone. And both of these things are connected. When you start worshiping Allah, Allah will give you assistance. And we found that in the month of Ramadan, Allah assisted us in fasting and in praying things that if you ask us to do now on our own, we won't be able to most of us, but Allah assisted us. So when you start worshiping Allah will help you take your hand push you in the right direction. You just have to start and ask Allah subhana wa Taala for assistance. So we ask Allah subhana wa dialler to make us
Have those who are forgiven in the month of Ramadan, except from us all our iPads, in the month of Ramadan, and forgive us and our families and all the Muslims in the month of Ramadan and make us of those who have learned the lessons of the month of Ramadan and make use of those who do not forget about these lessons after after the month of Ramadan. Allah make us of those who are consistent and persistent in your worship. Allah make us of those who are consistent and persistent in your worship, and that we do not leave it after the month of Ramadan and that we continue to worship you as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continued to worship you all the time you Allah we asked
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