Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Ramadan is a metaphor for our lives. The way we approach the last few days of Ramadan reflects how we will be in the last days of our lives. The way to know if our Ramadan is successful is to see if it had left us with lasting lessons before it quickly leaves.
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matters are those that are innovative, and every religious innovation is a bit every bit is whose guidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire
as it was an AMA from a loss of Hannah who were to Allah for us to reach the month of Ramadan.
It is an AMA from Allah subhanho wa Taala that we have reached the end.
Or we are near the end of the month of Ramadan
that Allah azza wa jal had enabled us to fast and worship and make and make liquor and make us define whatever we have done. Just to have that opportunity and extension in our life. To come back to Allah subhana wa tada to do something good that can be added to our book of deeds
is Iran from Allah subhana wa tada is a mercy and a favor from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And the month of Ramadan
is really can be thought of as a school or as a university
that we join every year.
And every year the courses that are offered teach us something new, remind us of something that we've forgotten but importantly ask us to take what we've learned
and start living that and implementing it. That's after all, while you go to school
to use that information for something that will come after
and in the end of Ramadan
after you spent so many days and we might be tired and fatigued, sleep deprived.
You will notice also some with some of us maybe some decline in interest,
especially linked to a belief that once we hit a particular night, that 27th night everything else that comes after is just downhill. It's just a countdown till the end of Ramadan and beginning of eight so it doesn't have as much value compared to the rest of the month.
And part of the lessons vanilla that I do want to share with you the the month of Ramadan teaching
is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in another Hadith, in the malama behati Maha
actions are by their conclusions by their ends.
That is the quality of the action, the acceptance of a deed.
He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it's judged, its nature is revealed by its conclusion.
And this is a general principle in the area of Islam. This Hadith is part of the general principle in the Sharia of Islam.
And in fact, he can take Ronald on
to be a metaphor for your life.
For all of our lives,
there is how Ramadan ends
can tell you something about how your life and my life is at least supposed to end.
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He says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indeed the man would be doing the actions performing the actions of the people of Jenna.
Until what is between him and entering Jenna is just an arm's length that
is a follow up in what has been written for him takes precedence. And he does the actions of the people of empire and he enters hellfire.
And indeed, another man would do the actions of the people of jahannam.
Until what is between heaven and hell choir is an arm span. Imagine just that's the only thing that is between him and hellfire. So yes, we want to hear
what is written takes precedence.
And he does the actions of the people of Jenna and he enters Jenna
that Hadees should be a terrifying it
should be really a terrifying
because it tells you
that you could be doing a lot of good things.
And of course, Allah subhanho wa Taala is just
you could be doing a lot of good things. But something wrong happens at the end.
And you switch on you turn and you turn back on Allah subhanho wa Taala you change course just before the end,
and you do something different and it takes you to a different abode to a different place to a different home.
I have said that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most just and no one who had lived his life with his last sincera sincerity to Allah for Allah theorical law, that these things are not going to happen to him.
But they interpret this hadith to be
that this person who had lived or had actually committed these actions
take him to Jenna has something inside
the cset midhope in our show, something hidden inside of of the junior level the shower, hidden sense, uncertainty and belief. So they say that as it appears to humanity, he was doing things that should take him to gender, but on the inside, he wasn't fully committed. He wasn't fully there with a loss of Hannah what he wasn't really certain in his belief. When he was away from a lot when he was away from people he would say he would do maybe certain things that please Allah subhanho wa Taala but there's no intention behind them. And he has also the intention once he's alone once he's away once Ramadan is over once this and that happens, I'm going to do the other things that upset
Allah subhana wa Tada. So as it appears to people, yes, he may be in the masjid. Yes, he may be reading the Koran, but there's something on the inside. That wasn't right.
To him, Allah said, these hidden since these bad intentions, these Shahada, they let you down close to your death as the shaytaan attached to you and lets you down
aim is to deceive you and me
And to tell you and me that you're fine and that you are pious and that you listen
to the sea view, then when it comes time to our desk, that's really the most vulnerable time.
Then the genuine nature, whatever you are doing will surface.
And if you're truly a worshipper of Allah subhanho wa Taala have submitted to Allah, very close to Allah subhana wa Tada. The way that you end your life would be the way that you live.
That's a loss justice, that Allah, Allah will not let you down if you are truly sincere.
But a person lived a hypocritical life. A life well he would only temporarily worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala with an option with an intention that afterwards I will change afterwards I'll go to my own ways,
then that hidden,
corrupt desire will let you down at the end
will disappoint you at the end the shaytaan will take over your sin will surface as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the mallamma behati Mia can we
it says actions are by their conclusions. That's how they are judged.
Like a container at the top of the container is good It means that the material underneath the bottom is also good. And if the top goes bad, it tells you that what is underneath what is the bottom is also bad.
And he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in another hurry.
Up Denis cabela If Allah subhana wa tada loves a human beings
the facilities for him to do something they said you're also an ally What is this? What do you mean by that? He said that if Allah subhana wa tada loves a human being before his death, he will lead him to do something good. Then he will take his soul while he's doing this pious thing.
So if Allah subhanahu wa tada loves you.
He will make the last thing that you will say before your death La ilaha illa Allah, the last thing that you will do the prayer on your institute, what are your number one you already had one you have something that a lot loves. A lot will lead you to that. Because Allah Subhana Allah loves you.
And that is the result and the outcome of living a type of life that it was pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada all the time.
And if Allah subhanho wa Taala does notice from you, that your actions are superficial, and you're not truly sincere and you do not commit to Allah subhanho wa Taala as you should,
then these actions of yours will fail to rescue on a time when you are facing sickness and difficulties.
Rahim Allah tells a story
that happened in Egypt there was that he said that there was a man.
And he was the son of a Masjid.
And he was practically living in that mess, calling the other hand all the time.
And he said one day, he went up the roof of that mess.
And that roof was overlooking some houses around it. And those a Christian man, there was a Christian house.
And he looked and he saw the daughter of the owner of that house there and he was struck by your beauty.
And he immediately decided that he's in love with her and he has to marry her. So he went down the stairs, went to that house and talked to her, I want to marry you.
And she said absolutely not. My father will never allow a Muslim to marry me.
You'll have to convert.
So he said, I'll do that.
And he went and he talked to her father and he converted and he said,
familiar living to our home, and a few days will conclude the marriage.
And he said the next day when he was on the roof of that house, he slipped he fell down he broke his neck.
So they said He neither
had one Islam when he died. Nor did he get to marry her. He did not win Paradise by staying a Muslim.
And he didn't even get what he wanted from this life.
And that is an example of an ultimate failure.
Who can trust himself?
If such a man
was all practically living in the mystery, calling the Adana
Apparently there was something deep inside that was missing.
And that is the thing that terrifies us and should terrify them, terrify us, not paralyze us,
not cause us to despair, or doubt the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala or is justice, terrify is that we haven't done enough. We haven't treated our hearts enough. We haven't took full benefit of Allah worship.
That whatever you do, don't rest assured that it's fully accepted, then fully go into paradise that I have this guarantee from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Know
that whatever I have done, it was it was with a loss of Hannah what I leave it to the law, you forget about it, whatever you have done in Ramadan,
the 26 days that have passed,
you forget about them. This is with a loss of Hannah with nothing that you can do about it except to say you're like stop these things from me, and forgive me any shortcomings in them.
But now you have left, four days,
And the way that you should conclude the month of Ramadan is the way that you want to conclude your life. That's the metaphor between Ramadan and your life.
We never know when we're going to die, but I lost a panel with Allah is merciful. And he told us when Ramadan is going to end. And each one of those upcoming nights could be the potential of Laila to Qatar. don't discount any one of them. It could be the 30th.
It could be the 30th the last night that all of us or most of us neglect and ignore, because in our minds, we're just getting ready for each night could be later to cut
to what some of the organizers said if Allah subhanho wa Taala asked us to seek it in the entire year, it would not be too much. You know, like if you just 10 days and 10 nights. And I know in the midst of our routine and fatigue
we lose sight of the big picture.
So we need sometimes to pull back a little bit and say why am I doing this?
What do these days mean to me? What do I want from them
and each one of these days is a potential day for you to receive the ramen forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala
you're getting ready for after Ramadan.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
Murthy Amina dunia in Marbella.
Whatever has remained from the dunya our tests and fitness
again no pessimism the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not calling for pessimism. But with our optimism we're also realists. And we are certain of Allah's victory and unless help and allow us power, but through that we will navigate through difficulties
and just look at the world around you.
Of how many difficulties Muslims are going through.
As Japan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran in reference to something else, Nampo Swaminathan, raffia that Allah subhanaw taala the land is shrinking.
Year after year, you find that more and more Muslims lands are going through immense troubles and difficulties.
And even ask personally if it is not this year than the year after and then the year after or so on. Something will happen. The dunia is a junior of Bella. They don't have difficulty. How are you going to be ready for all of this?
Allah subhanho wa Taala did not set the month of Ramadan only for the month of Ramadan.
As we said if you go to a university or a school or you attend the hook, but it's not intended for only the duration of this worship, but for also what comes after. It's an opportunity to be ready for the test of Allah subhana wa Taala with your email.
So they say that when the horse is raised when they're about to reach the finish line, they run the fastest.
They run the fastest, and we're about to reach the finish line.
I know we're tired.
I know we don't have enough sleep. I know it has become a routine but pulled back from all of this. And again look at Ramadan with fresh eyes and say at these four days we're in another month and Allah has given you the just these four days. And in these four days Allah subhana wa Taala says you will have a night like 1000 nights or more and you will have a solar that is multiplied and another charity that is multiplied and liquid that is multiplied and everyday that is accepted for days among giving you and whatever other months. You'll see how intense your worship will be and dedication will be
Let now the fact that they are at the conclusion of this month stop us from actually doing our best. So let us think to ourselves, I haven't done anything if you have done it hamdulillah but just think to yourself, I haven't done anything in the month of Ramadan yet, haven't done anything. And this is going to be my opportunity to make up for it with better fasting, better, better, better, better everything. So I can finish among the first that Allah subhana wa tada loves a poodle Kali hada was the Fulani want to confess to
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Ramadan teaches us so much.
And one of the things that it teaches and should teach us
we should change for the sake of a loss of Hannah hautala
How would you have deemed to Ramadan to be successful? If you asked yourself?
How would you decide that your Ramadan was successful?
We have of course no access to know what has been accepted and what hasn't. To what extent we have no access. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala and we keep asking Allah Subhana Allah in Ramadan and after Ramadan to accept the good that we've done and forgive the evil that we've done.
But how can you judge that what you've done in Ramadan
is a success. Ask yourself
what has Ramadan taught you so far?
When you finish this month of Ramadan ask yourself if I were to write down the lessons that Ramadan has taught me not repeat what somebody else has said. Or I heard
you What did the month of Ramadan teach you?
What last thing imprinted leave on your heart and mind?
How did it change you? Did it change you didn't leave anything with me or you or will it come as it will pass as it can
be like a different like a blip
like something that is an anomaly. Ramadan is different but then we go back to exactly where we were before. What lesson did the month of Ramadan give to all of us and when you can come back and say a month of Ramadan taught me this and this and this
and gave me lessons that will stay with me even after
then you've actually lived the month of Ramadan. The way that a loss of Hannah what Allah wants you to live it because Allah subhana wa Taala says, I want you to understand and implement and live taqwa in it. And taco Of course does not begin with a month or end with a month.
Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to be a slave of a loss of kind of what's the month of Ramadan is less than 10% of the year.
So Allah subhana wa Taala wants you now to transcend in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and become his slave. Whatever time whatever place you find yourself in and take whatever you have learned from it.
There are lies watching me all the time.
That when I do something good I feel good about myself and about my family and about my life. That there is a here after that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants me to care about and that is the ultimate winning if I want to win anything and the ultimate loss is to lose it if I'm going to lose everything. To learn to put Allah subhanho wa Taala before everything and anyone else to love Allah subhanho wa Taala moves on to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala most
Allah subhanho wa Taala wants really the month of Ramadan
to be a month that survives after so then you have to ask yourself if my five minute obedience is it going to survive after that should be one of the things that you think about in the remaining days.
I had or I may have a plan for the month of Ramadan. I'm going to read the Quran and finish it. I'm going to donate Bismillah every day I'm making do it
Every day I'm making these cards I'm going to the message. These are assets that you've collected.
This is money in your bank account of email that you've deposited.
Will you continue to save after the month of Ramadan and add to this wealth or not? Will you um Do you have a plan?
So when the nights of raid comes the second night comes the third night comes, am I going to extend the lessons of Ramadan, the taqwa and the piety Ramadan after you should, then I should have a plan for that. It doesn't have to be as intense as the month of Ramadan. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam
was most dedicated in the month of Ramadan, but he did not leave dedication afterwards. He didn't stop being devout afterwards. So our place is occupied after the month of Ramadan actual plan, not just say Bismillah No, no actual plan like you had a plan. To finish the Quran in the month of Ramadan, you can plan also to finish the Koran. You can say in a month in 40 days and 60 days, whatever it is, according to your schedule, but you decide,
I'm going to learn and continue to learn this foreign even after the month of Ramadan. That is the true lesson. Then you can say to yourself, when you have extended all of these benefits beyond Ramadan, then you can say to yourself Bismillah this Ramadan was a successful one. I went into this classroom, I listened I took notes when the test time came, I answered the questions that I passed. And the reason I know that I passed is I have these tests with me that is telling me after the month of Ramadan, I'm continuing to answer the same questions in the same way. How are you spending your time? Who are your friends? When the time of the event comes? Are you going to the masjid? are you
answering the same questions in the same way? When you're being asked to donate? Are you donating or not? When you're asked to choose between Allah and the Shavasana you're choosing allow the shape on who's winning in your life? What direction are you seeing your life and when you're able to answer a lot that you're after Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do the Quran all of this then you know you've learned something in the month of Ramadan that is staying with you when the answers start to change.
Once upon Allah the intention even before the month of Ramadan leaves is one time once I'm done with fasting, I'm done with this. I am done with this. The Masjid once a week, maybe toron till next Ramadan. I already paid my Zika that is it.
That is the intention, then this is the thing that should make us most scared. Because what guarantee Do we have if we're not on the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala what guarantee that we have that when we want to die I don't want to say that either a lie just doesn't come out there when we want to die before we die, we'd be doing something and we collapse while we're doing it. And we'd be resurrected among the people who are doing that.
As the month of Ramadan should teach you love of Allah subhanho wa Taala should also teach you fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that as good things happen bad things happen. If you want to be ready if I want to be ready for the tests that are coming and they're surely going to come and Allah subhanaw taala only knows when and how severe they will be but they're always ahead and if you want to be ready, you build your email from now on you hold on to the rope of Allah subhanho wa Taala and you don't let go and you start keep pleading with Allah Allah save me Allah protect me Allah purify my heart, he Allah put certainty in it. He Allah take my soul when you want to take my soul upon
Islam upon to him.
Those are the people who will be saved.
And as some of the setup and I conclude with this, as some of the sort of said,
don't be amazed
at the number of people who are lost, who are misguided. be amazed at those who are saved, how were they saved?
How they were saved.
Meaning so people so many people around you are in the dunya they just care about that they don't care about Allah subhana wa tada so many things, there's so much trouble. So is saying when you look at these masses and all of them are away from Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't be amazed that so many people are running away from Allah be amazed at those who are coming to Allah, how did they manage to do it, despite all the temptations and difficulties and the weakness and the shavon? And if want to say a thing and all of this, how did they survive?
So we are drowning in the sea and we want Allah's mercy. We're drowning in the sea. And we're hoping for Allah's mercy that he can take us from these waters.
And save us. So four days left. Each one of those days could be the day that Allah subhana wa Taala says, I have freed you. You're done. I have freed you from hellfire. So that you say to yourself am I going to waste one of those days? Go back and consider that one of these days could be this day that saves you one of these days could be the day that the likes that you're in it
that you are to save your family that I have to save you from fitna for the next year. That you are there if you're not going to reach Ramadan the next year that Allah subhana wa tada sends you to heaven.
So this is the opportunity. This is the metaphor then the Ramadan, the end of our lives, the lessons that we should learn. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala the most merciful to teach us the lessons of Ramadan to make us of those who do the best that they can towards the end of Ramadan. And towards the end of their life. Y'all lawmakers of those whose last statement is La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah and you're being guided to a righteous action and may take our souls while we are doing it. While you are pleased and happy with us. He Allah grant agenda to kryptos he Allah grant agenda to fill those your land grant agenda to your dose and everything that brings us new to it. He Allah
protect us all from Hellfire he Allah protect us all from hellfire. He Allah protect us all from Hellfire and everything that brings us near to it. He Allah forgive us all of our sins in the month of Ramadan. He Allah free us from Hellfire in the month of Ramadan. Allah accepts our fasting, accept our accept, accept our charity, accept our accept all of our good deeds. And if you are alive we have done something wrong in it we asked you to forgive us if you're alive we missed opportunities in us to ask you a lot to forgive us uncompensated and if you our last panel with Allah if you have written for us that we're going to look to the next Ramadan. We ask Allah to
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