Ramadan – Month Of Patience And The Quran
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Ramadan teaches us so many lessons, and few are as important as developing our patience and reconnecting us with the Quran. In this khutbah, we learn the wisdom behind our fast, and we understand how the Quran should be read in the month of Ramadan.
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All praise belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful. We thank him and we seek His help and aid and ask Him to forgive us. And we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves in the sense that we commit, indeed, who serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leads 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 Mohammed salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated and every religious
innovation is a bit. Every bit has misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire, Ubud.
Allah subhanho wa Taala made the month of Ramadan, the month of lessons, Shadow dose,
there are so many lessons in it, that Allah subhana wa Taala wants to teach us if only our hearts and minds are open, and we're willing to listen.
And among these important lessons in the month of Ramadan, in fact, you can think of it as the essence of the month of Ramadan is the lesson of patience of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam just to form the connection between the two. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called the month of Ramadan Shahada sub, the month of patience.
And when Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran was there you know with somebody was Allah, seek the assistance of patience and Salah because Allah subhanaw taala there is telling you that in doing whatever you want to do, you need an assistant.
You need a helper, you need someone or something that is going to push you in the right direction.
And take care of your enemy and weaken your enemy. So Allah Subhana Allah says wants to know, so he's telling you what to use, in order to be able to comply with Allah commands and stay away from illustra ambitions
to actually live your life the way that Allah wants you to. Allah guided you to succeed the assistance. So So now we know but patients here in the commentary some of them have us sitting said patience is fasting.
So meaning here that Allah subhana wa tada would actually be telling you seek the assistance in whatever you want to do seek the assistance of praying and fasting.
And you can see that Allah subhanho wa Taala throughout the month of Ramadan
is actually exercising and developing and enhancing our patience our sub
they say that sobre is made up of three things.
There is sub when it comes to Allah commands when it comes to Allah prohibitions, and sub when it comes to Allah is decreased.
All these trees constitute what suffer and patience is. Allah tells you to do something, wake up in the morning to prefetcher.
This actually had to being able to do this waking up on time and praying every day, and combat in your sleep and laziness requires what sub
Allah also tells you don't look and touch that head on,
which is so easily accessible by few clicks, you will reach it, Allah tells you don't look at it. What this requires is what, because you have this desire to do it. So you want to actually say no to yourself, that requires patience.
And then also a third thing that happens to us in our lives, life.
We lose stuff, we lose people, we lose money. We're challenging, frustrated, through other people, or natural occurrences. And to be able to withstand all of this, you also need patience when someone dies, you need patience. When you lose your job and money, you need patience, when you're fighting with someone that you need patience. So all these three constitute what patience is.
And they say that fasting encompasses all three.
When you're fasting, you're doing all three every day. You may not notice it, but you're doing all three every day. Because Allah tells you not to eat and not drink and to refrain from sexual activity highlight sexual activity Haram is haram all the time. But the halaal sexual activity refrain from it during daytime. So this is patients with a loss command.
And tells you also stay away from Portus staying away from food is also staying away from drama.
So this is also patients with hat on because during daytime food is haram for us, right?
Drinking is haram for us. So staying away from it, though you're naturally attracted to it
is patience. And also what's the consequence of fasting,
you become thirsty, and hungry, and tired. By the end of the day, some of us develop headaches,
we lose energy. And yet with all of this, we say I'm going to continue to fast.
That is patients with a lot decrease. So Allah subhanho wa Taala every day is teaching us what patience is.
And you can see it's of Han Allah, in that desire that you have for this basic need of eating and drinking. This is a very basic human need.
Not talking about another type of desire and another type of shower. This is something that throughout the year, you wouldn't think twice about fulfilling, you're hungry you go and eat.
Maybe if you're dieting you wouldn't, but if you're thirsty, you go and drink you don't give it a second thought. That's a shadow that is fulfilled immediately.
That hesitation you know Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to take he wants to teach you and tell you here I'm going to take this very basic need essential need that you have.
And I want I want to I want you to do is I want you to stay away from it for a few hours every day. And you're gonna feel this hunger throughout the day
and thirst throughout the day. And yet, though you feel all of this, and though no one can see you. And you can easily extend your hand and satisfy your hunger or thirst. I want you to say no to all of this. Because Allah subhana wa Taala is watching me.
This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is exercising. You know, like if you have a trader, a physical trainer, you're exercising for a competition. And he's monitoring your progress every day. And he's saying this is what you're supposed to eat, how much you're supposed to exercise, because by the end of training, this is what you're supposed to get. Physically you need to be fit mentally you need to be ready for the competition. So Allah subhanaw taala every day he's training every single Muslim to develop their patience.
Because without this patience, you'll not be able to do anything in life period, especially when it comes to Allah commands and alas prohibitions. You will not be able to stay away from them until you develop your patience.
They say Subhana Allah, so others have said that patience is half of a man.
Patience is happily every man of sabonis holy man. When they explain this is the same from the live in was Oh, the Aloha knows they when they explain this. They say that Allah Subhana Allah asked you to do things and stay away from things and to be able to stay away you need
Patience otherwise you fail in half of your Eman.
Others also have said amen is based on knowledge and action. Right? You know something and you apply it. That's for the totality of human Kowloon woman.
So they say the application part needs patients without it, your Eman is lacking.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to purify and edify and exalt Muslim character, and ability, so that they can withstand not only now and stay away, not only now from food and drink, which is haram part of the time, but to stay away from what
what is hot, I'm all the time.
That's how Allah subhana wa tada is training all of us here on training you to stay away from some hallette for some of the time, and that desire for it is intense and strong. But you will notice
on regular days, fasting the many hours that we fast Today, on our own, we won't be able to do it, except few of us. Right? If this is a voluntary fast, who actually would be fasting during the longest days of the year, 30 consecutive days, who would do this? You'd find about 10% 5% 1% of Muslims doing it yet so pan Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it easy for us. That's why it's a collective training makes it so easy for us that you find almost every single Muslim fasting, though it is the longest time of the year, and some in some places the hottest time of the year. Everybody's fasting.
Allah is putting us through collectively through this training. Allah is saying I'm going to support you. Yeah, at the my slave, I'm going to support you by weakening your enemy, the shaytan See, doesn't come and whisper all the time. I'm going to support you by every Muslim who's around you. Because when you know that every single Muslim is fasting, yourself are motivated to fast just by their example, or these people are breaking this fast the people are eating stuff for my family is actually going to fast Of course, that itself is going to motivate you to fast.
And of course in addition to all of the rewards that Allah is giving, so Allah made it easy, so that we can move from this type of fast eating and drinking to a greater type of fast.
controlling our tongues controlling our eyes and ears, controlling our temper control controlling our anger, controlling what we produce. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that you can assume we only had one football is
when it is the day when you are fasting. Let the fasting person not engage in obscene speech, or be loud and quarrelsome.
See what he's saying here something Allahu alayhi wa sallam is not saying here just fast from eating and drinking and then unrestrained yourself and do whatever else you want. Yell at whatever person you want to yell at, say whatever obscenity you want to say. He's not saying this.
He's saying and in fact, in fact, in another Hadith laser salamina Farm he was shut up in the Moscow boom in Allah
is fasting is not from eating and drinking.
This is amazing Subhana Allah. prophets, a lot of synnovia is redefining or in fact, is elevating our understanding what fasting means is that it's not about eating and drinking.
It's about abstaining from low and refer
unnecessary harmful speech and obscene speech. Otherwise, if it doesn't have this effect, why would the last panel without thinking about it? Why would Allah subhanaw taala tell a person don't eat and don't drink
without it having any impact on them at all. And they will come after Ramadan to be the same person that they were before Ramadan. It's not that it's teaching a valuable lesson and that is the lesson of patience. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, once the day when you are fasting, don't quarrel with people and don't argue with them. Ah, now you have to be in control.
Don't say I'm angry by nature. Don't say I'm short tempered. Don't say I like sugar in my system. That's why I'm angry. No, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling you, you should be in control. If you are a fasting person. Like you're controlling your food and drink. You're also you control what comes out of your tongue.
And if even someone picks a fight with you and wants to fight with you, and pushes your buttons, you tell them in nissar aim and fasting Subhana Allah, see how far it goes? You're not only here in control of your own emotions and anger and temper. You're also in control of what that other person is saying. And
What that other person is doing, and you're not going to allow them to push you to do what you don't want to do, you, in fact, are going to push them to do what you want to do by the grace and mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada, no one fasting, you put a stop to it. I'm not going to argue with you. I'm not going to fight with you. I'm not going to insult you. I'm not going to return the insult. There's something special happening here. Every time I want to eat I say I was watching me right? Every time I want to drink iced tea, I was watching me then every time that I want to say something I will say Allah is watching me. Allah wants to develop the stuff that we have of him this awareness
that he's there all the time, watching all the time, rewarding all the time and punishing all the time.
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the staying and doing a fall, so the law does not need him to leave his food and drink.
What does this tell you, brothers and sisters,
to actually push more and deeper into the past, and think about what is happening to me every day in my learning. One of the great lessons of fasting a lot is not one me simply to leave my food and drink. And that's the objective of fasting. That's not an objective at all.
This would be like an animal who had been to been deprived of food, then given food back, that animal does not understand what happened to it all that it understands. I was hungry, and now I'm full.
We don't fast the fasting of animals, brothers and sisters, we trust the fasting of the believers who know that Allah subhana wa Taala is there. So Allah is saying, if you're not going to do and graduate into a fasting, what do you do not leave falsehood, in speech and inaction. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want you or does not need you to leave your food and drink. It doesn't mean go ahead and break your fast. That's not what it means. It means now No, notice that there is something else required of you and accomplish that.
So that the next time you're next to your phone, the next time you're on social media, the next time you're with your friends, the next time or you have an opportunity to say something good, or to actually say something bad. You will learn the lesson of patience and say no, this is heroin. And I'm not going to say it stay away from it.
Because fasting taught me this. No, this is something good that I should say and you would say it despite repercussions and criticism. Why? Because fasting taught me that I need to be patient. And I should put a lot of Hannah with Allah before everything and anyone else.
This is how you become a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala was truly fasting the month of Ramadan. A hula holy Hello, la honey Welcome
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one of the important lessons also that the month of Ramadan teaches us is our connection to the Quran.
And there's a very strong and intimate connection between the two. You'll notice it in several places as you read the Quran as you encounter the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam you will continue to see the connections between the two.
For one Allah subhana wa Taala tells us
that this Quran was revealed in this month shadow Ramadan Allah the Quran,
the Quran was revealed was received in this month. In fact, in another Hadith, it tells us that many of the books of Allah Subhana, wa Taala, the Torah, the Injeel, and so on, all of them were received in this month, that's an authentic hadith
all of them received in this month.
So you can look at fasting as a way of thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for this great NEMA, the name of the Quran, because when you encounter an AMA and you see this in the behavior of the prophets of Allah, when you encounter any mo of Allah, how do you reply?
by actually worshipping Allah Subhana Allah to Allah more, that's how you thank Allah for it. Though when we say and hamdulillah that's worship, isn't it? So you think Allah, worshiping Allah more so you can think of fasting as a way
of thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala for the name of the Quran that whatever you want, whenever you want it, you open the Quran and you're listening to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah subhanho wa Taala is talking to you whatever time you want him to talk to you, he's talking to you just think about this NEMA.
And also you can think of fasting
as this preparation for the reception of the Quran.
How so? Some of the they said that in Islam there is definitely Antalya purification, and then adoption of good information and knowledge and character. It's like a glass, you empty to whatever contaminated water it has in it, and then you add pure water. So they said the fasting person when you're fasting during the day, what you're doing is an act of emptying.
Because you're not eating and drinking, and you're cutting the connection of shekhawati you you're making the shower weak
by not eating and by not drinking, it's not only that you become tired and fatigued. Actually, the impulse to commit shower took him out on weekends. So you're purifying yourself by decreasing this connection to sink or shower in general. But then after you break your fast comes the time of the Quran. When you go and pray at night Salah too late to emulate Salatu Torah we and there you're absorbing all of this information, all of this guidance of Allah subhana wa Tada. So this is the pure water that is being added to your heart.
So there is a intimate connection between the two they work together in tandem.
When you fast you're taking away something the shower but you need to add something in its place.
What else should you add in its place? You add the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
one of the early Muslims have said Yeah, hello qurani mirazur Al Quran Kuru become?
He said oh people of the Quran.
Those of you who have memorized those of you who are reading what is the Koran plant, and help grow in your hearts, because he says he continues final Quran Arabic.
He says the Quran is the word for the hearts, like rain is the life for the land. And he says Rahim Allah, you will find this seed even in the garbage dump, and it receives this water and that inhospitable place that its end does not prevent it from actually taking root and setting forth a plant a green plant. He says now when the Quran descends on your heart, what is it producing?
Where is this Surah Surah Al Baqarah after you read it? How many of us so far I've read and finished Jonathan Baqarah
now he's asking what is Sudoku Baccarat in your heart?
Like this rain that come out had come upon this earth? What did you learn from it? What Did it teach you? When it's sort of a moron in your heart? Did it teach you something magical new Dino Rahim Allah said Khurana mana Huck failed them then halfway Nicolas de taco. He says read the Quran as long as is stopping you from doing something bad. As long as it is forbidding you from doing evil. In other words, let's paraphrase. read the Quran as long as you're it's teaching you
and you're learning from it. He says if you're not learning anything from it, you're actually not reading the Quran.
Yes, Your lips are moving. And you're telling is moving and your eyes are following on the page and your fingers are flipping through the Quran. But your mind is somewhere else. You're thinking about something else. And he's saying that if this is your attitude, you're really not reading the Quran, at least not the way that Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted you to read the Quran, you're not interacting, you're not learning, you're not benefiting. And you will notice of Han Allah you'll begin the surah you'll end the story you'll have no idea what Allah said. And you would have entered or come into the Quran and left with the Quran with the same heart with the same trouble with the
same problems, not learned anything from it.
So when we are reading the Quran, this is what we want to see. I've now finished this page hamdulillah I read it that hamdulillah that's a bad Alhamdulillah but now, did I learn a single thing from this page?
Allah Subhana Allah had these many ideas in it. That one is taught me and teach me something so that when I close the Quran and then go somewhere else, I'm still thinking about it. I'm trying to apply it. It's reading something on the inside. Is this happening with the Quran or not?
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Hammadi Kama Sutra so for many of us have of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
they were saying read the Koran with contemplation
slowly and when you read it, don't let your focus and interest be the end of the surah
as you start Surah Baqarah he starts to rotate an arm and you say how long will it take me to finish
10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes and what do you need from it is just to finish it so that you can go to the next one, the next one and the next one and so on and you will finish the entire Quran. reading the Quran is Nana Don't misunderstand me reading the Quran is a great thing.
But the Quran Allah did not reveal it simply for it to be read. And we stopped there.
Leah de baru it Allah subhanho wa Taala explains kita Bonanza, la la cama bar Kalia why it is blessing book that we have revealed to you, I'm always telling you in the hands of Han Solo and he wants you to do with it. So that you would contemplate this versus you would think about it versus he didn't say so that they will just read it. Reading is the means.
He didn't just say so that they would memorize it memorizing it is the means.
And anyone who stops at the means fails to understand what Allah wants from the Quran. As they fail to understand what Allah wants from fasting, then I tell you that the both of them are connected, we start at the means are not really the final goal. First thing is for us to move into the bigger harem and to avoid it and develop patience wherever we are. And the Quran is for us not simply to have a cotton after cotton after hotma.
But in fact for us to learn from all of this,
you will hear from some some of the setup for the low on humara Hema home law that when the month of Ramadan would come, this person would finish the Quran 30 times panela this person would finish the Quran 60 times. That's amazing.
But this is them.
And the other night when they look at it, they say these are people who have spent the rest of the year in the Quran
every month they're actually learning the Quran and learning from the Quran and learning from the Quran. So when it comes to term for Ramadan, they want to take advantage of this blessed time. So they want to have as many as possible. But when the month of Ramadan is over, they don't stop their link with the Quran. We on the other hand do not have the depth of their understanding and the depth of the commitment. Some of us have had a long we only read the Koran, we're in the month of Ramadan. That's the opportunity. We hardly finish it outside of Ramadan. So here in the month of Ramadan, it's not about how many hours you're gonna have. That becomes for us irrelevant, doesn't teach us
much. Rather, it's enough for you to have one hotma one go at the origin from beginning to end, or just a day.
But where are you actually, every day you're learning something.
Something new you did not know or a lot is reminding you of something that you forgot. And it's changing something in your personality that needs to be changed. And it's treating something in your heart, like envy and jealousy and arrogance and doubt, and it's answering your questions. Then you will see that after you close the Quran, you will see for sure. This is a book of guidance. This is a book of Rama and mercy, it's teaching me then you'll be able to have a connection with the Quran after Ramadan because the Ramadan left an impact on you and the Quran left an impact on you. But if only thing that we're interested in is just reading to finish and racing with the sutra and racing
with other people. Ramadan will be over and the month of Ramadan will be over. I will not return to the Koran until the next Ramadan because it becomes just simply a habit of we fast and we read the Quran. It has to be more than this brothers and sisters. It has to be a loss of Hannah what Allah
is teaching me.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala will teach you and only teach you based on what you're willing to absorb and take just like a student going to class. What will he or she get from that class? What they're willing to absorb as they have their notebook and pen and their listening. They'll get everything as they come unprepared for they will get nothing. So in accordance with our preparation and readiness for the month of Ramadan Allah will teach us and every Ramadan I guarantee to you Allahu Allah, every Ramadan, Allah will be able to teach you something new about yourself and about the world around you if you just listen and if you just pay attention and if your heart is open, so continue
to learn from Allah subhanho wa Taala and continue to enhance your patience and continue to enhance
You're tougher, because all that we have are fewer trauma bonds and then we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala you count them 3040 year old bonds 50 bonds from the time that you reach puberty and then you meet Allah subhanaw taala and this is the end of your life. So you want every Ramadan to be better than the one that was before it. And every year that would be better than the one that was before it. And then and only then would you actually would have lived a life that is worth living, connected to Allah subhana wa to Allah. So we ask Allah, Allah, Allah mean, Allah make us of those who learned the lessons from the month of Ramadan. He Allah teaches to be patient in the month of
Ramadan and to stay away from Iran in the month of Ramadan and afterwards he Allah make us of those who first month of Ramadan amen and YT Saba Allah make us of those who pray at night in the month of Ramadan, amen and YT Sabha, your lawmakers of those who pray later to cut the man and watch the Saba Allah make us of those who are forgiven all of their sins in the month of Ramadan. The Allah forgive us all of our sins in the month of Ramadan, and the sins of our own all of our families and all of our friends and all the people that we know and the omo Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He Allah fears from Hellfire in the month of Ramadan. He Allah fears from Hellfire in the month of
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