Understanding Ramadan #01 – History & Virtue
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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we will start the lecture inshallah at eight, exactly eight. Oh it is 800
now it's Monday with hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah and he also behave a solemn
ceremony for him and why he will want to begin by praising Allah so durable and I mean a hammer I mean Malik and Malik Allah medical home 200 Kathy and on three even about a confy Himalayas and our to me a lot. I mean, I'm not shoot me cheat in bad we praise Allah azza wa jal reprise that fills the heavens and the earth and fills whatever Allah zildjian wishes and we send Sir Lancelot upon His Prophet sallallahu. It was early he also he was silom new asked him a lot Zoda to bless us with the best of intentions and best of deeds, and the highest of aspirations and to bless us with protection from the shape line. And to enable us to do what he loves subhanho wa Taala and stay away from
Beauty hates Athena for dounia Hassan orfila It hasn't been either enough. Allah grant is the best of this life and the best of the hereafter and protect us when the punishment of Hellfire so inshallah blind I mean, we begin today the series on understanding Ramadan.
And the purpose of this series as it is in sha Allah clear and I hope in sha Allah will become clearer as we move through it is to understand Robin better in sha Allah and to get ready for it. So we'll see in sha Allah will take maybe three weeks of talking about this, as long as it is going to take us insha Allah to finish this topic, but with the intention and shot a lot to get ready for Ramadan. So this is the first lecture in the series in sha Allah. So if you're joining us, you're joining us from the very start as allies of Jen to grant us wisdom and insight to be able to be ready for Ramadan kind of emotionally and physically, spiritually, so that we can get the best of
it. I mean,
so today in sha Allah we will be talking about is the history and the virtues of Ramadan. So both two things, history and virtues. And then later in sha Allah next week, we have now we're going to be talking about the other and fifth of Ramadan, some of the other meaning how to fast what is the proper way of fasting, how to get the most out of our fasting, following the sunova pseudo life's a lot he was saying what to do, what not to do, and then some of the fifth that comes along with that. So this is for next week in sha Allah, the week that comes after that we will be focusing if Allah allows us on the objectives of the fast what is it that I want to get out of my fasting? How do I
plan for it? What do I do to be able to extract in sha Allah as much benefit from Ramadan as I can, based on my ability and what I want to get from them? So inshallah today we said, we'll be talking about two things in sha Allah to get ready for Ramadan. I wanted to first talk about the history of Ramadan, which might be interested in answering I thought, maybe not a lot of us know, the history of Ramadan.
And then we'll talk about the virtue and the virtue is really the most important part of today's lecture. Because to be excited to be ready for Ramadan, you want to know, why is it important? What's in it? Why should I push myself and motivate myself in my family to do something normal than when we want to remind ourselves of the virtue of our mother? So one of the first ideas about fasting that you will find in the Quran and we know very well but Ramadan is mentioned in the Quran, okay, it's prescribed in the Quran. So yeah, you under the armano cootie but Allah concea muka naka de Belen Medina macabre con la la quinta tahune, this very famous where Allah says, are you who have
Eman fasting has been prescribed on you as it has been prescribed on those who came before you so that you would achieve tequila.
So today I'm not going to be focusing on the objective of fasting This is going to come later inshallah, but this idea talks about history. Right? That Are we the only ones who are fasting. Now Lhasa says, No, it's been prescribed on you, meaning obligated on you, but also as obligated on nations before you, meaning other nations who receive messages from Allah also have a tradition and a practice of fasting.
Now, what does that tell you about fasting? Just right there. That is a foundational worship, if you allow us to do says or you'll find it also through surveying nations and their books that this event repeats.
That means that this data is really important. If you find it among the Jews and the Christians and among other nations as well and among Muslims, it means that Allah prescribed it on all of these places for all of those people, which means that it is foundational, a pillar of a bada. And it's really important. That's why Allah as the Demeter a constant
see, some shall be asked to change from one nation to another of one book or to the other, you can eat this, you cannot eat that. But when there's something that is constant, it tells you the best thing is really important if it's prescribed, or it's really bad if it is denied and prohibited, when it's a constant. So fasting is an essential Nevada, as we will see, you can't bring any other better to take its place. Fasting is an essential part of any bad and nothing can replace it. Just like Sunnah is an essential a burden I think can replace it, the Kenyan essential a burden, nothing can replace it. So all of these say that is our pillars, not only in Islam, but we can say that they
are even pillars in other traditions as well because they keep repeating now
there's a history for fasting and there's a gradualism to it. And there's a benefit to understanding this this head is that tells us that fasting in Islam passed through three stages
fasting Muslims, when they fasted, they pass through three stages and that had it it's a Hadeeth one of us have been reads it describing those stages. And he says, well, he'll see I'm with another to her well fasting was changed three times or a pass through three transformations. Now, what are those other Sahabi says, it says when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam came to Medina first
he used to fast the day of Ashura and three days from every month there was no prescription of Ramadan then so the first that he came to LA he was in them to Medina, he and other Muslims with him would fast the day of I showed up that was an obligation Why did you dislike Ramadan? Okay, but later it's gonna change, but I showed up it was why do we have to fast it and then three days from every month and those three days either were an obligation or recommended lohana right. But that was the first level of fasting.
Then Allah zildjian in the second year of the hedger to Medina, prescribes the fasting of Ramadan would from Ramadan becomes an obligation I showed up the 10th of Muharram becomes recommended only
So, I have Ramadan in the second year of Hydra is an obligation but in the I should not becomes recommended till today. So I should not is recommended till today, but in the beginning of Islam, in Medina, it was what an obligation. Okay, so now we moved into the second phase of fasting, but this second phase of fasting, what Eliza just says there right
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be completely valid concern described upon you as was prescribed under those who were before you.
Allah says we're annalena yotsuya Punahou Vidya Tonto miskeen. For those who can afford it, they can feed fedewa, a needy person for each day.
What this is in reference to as someone that FSC will point out, and as this the hobby had told us, is that in the beginning, it was prescribed. But if you wished, not too fast, and you had the money, you can pay for each day that you're not fasting. So you had the option. So the second phase of fasting in Islam, which again, I don't know if we're familiar with that or not, but there's a benefit for why that happened. And we'll tell you inshallah, why would that benefit is So, yes, fasting is an obligation and everybody but if you want it, and he did not want to fast, you would pay for each day, the feeding of a needy person, and then you would not have have to fast that day.
That was in the beginning, then that was cancelled. And that exemption remained for the elderly and the infirm and the sick and you know, women who are pregnant or suppling and they cannot
handle they cannot fast. Okay, that remains for them.
Especially the elderly or those who cannot fast, especially right, the elderly and those who are sick, who perpetually cannot fast. He said well, he can fit for each day. But then that exemption where if you wish to fast you can but if not you pay was removed and everybody now have to fast
The second stage of fasting.
Okay, and that is mentioned, you know, as we progress in the eyes of Ramadan, talking about that all done in Surah Al Baqarah. All of these eyes are intuitive. What Allah zildjian says, or he Laila come later to see me, or refer to Isla de ser, a comb, you're allowed on the night of fasting to be intimate with your wives. Now, why does Allah say that? We're hayleigh? What does that mean? It is allowed, it is hella, it means that it wasn't. That's the third stage of fasting, which is what the Muslims were, were commanded to fast, you have no option unless you were sick, or too old, too fast. And also, interestingly, if during the night, you would sleep, okay, and then wake up, you have to
start to fast when you wake up, not from fidget. But from when you wake up. So suppose you know, you broke your fast at method you ate, you felt tired after a shot, you slept, and woke up before fudger you couldn't eat and you couldn't drink and you couldn't be intimate with your wife.
So that was difficult on Muslims. And there was an incident where
one of the Sahaba that was difficult for one of the Sahaba or the local Imam
because he slept, he was so tired, right? And he's, he slept before he ate, and he woke up and he couldn't eat anymore. So Allah zodion introduced ease again, by saying what? No, you're allowed at night, you're allowed at night, even if you sleep and wake up to continue to eat and drink till dawn till fudger.
So that's the third stage of fasting. Okay.
And it was difficult also, for some of us have a right to stay away from their wives every single night of the day and night so fast, because the laws have been since what animal love and no quantum data known and fusa law surgery knew that you were not keeping that some of them you were not keeping that command, it was difficult for you.
So these are the three stages until we reach the final stage, where we're at where we are at at this moment, which is that fasting is prescribed on everybody unless the exempted,
you don't have the option of paying your way out, right as long as you're healthy. And you can fast and you fast from what from Federer to Madrid. And then you can eat from moderate to federal whether you sleep or you're up all night, it does not matter.
This is these are the stages of fasting. Now we still could ask ourselves, why does a lot xuejun just just to extract the wisdom, right not to question but to extract the wisdom. So why did Allah zodion move the Muslims throughout through all these stages?
Well, the scholars have said because they were not used to fasting as an ibadah. So kind of just think about it. You know, we are essentially if you're born into a Muslim family and a Muslim society where everybody is fasting, this is just the habit when I'm all done comes everybody fast, you don't even question it. And you've been trained from an early age to fast. Right? So it's kind of like second nature to you. Ramadan is there, you're absolutely fasting for Muslims, they did not have that habit. Right, and it was difficult for them. So Allah azza wa jal ease them into it by first telling them I showed up and three days from each month, they got used to it for about a year
or more, then Allah as I said, the normal bond, but if you can't all of them a lot or you can some days of Ramadan, you can pay so you don't fast certain days. And then when they got used to that Allah as though did introduce something more harder on them, right, which is not hard in itself, but harder in comparison relative to the previous non practice, which is now you will fast from failure to mastery, but he introduced that extra piece of burden at night, which is what you cannot be intimate with your wives and if you sleep you will not be able to eat anymore, so that Allah azza wa jal can also show us here living today, that fasting could have been harder.
If Allah had wished, that fasting could have been even harder than what it is right now. And Eliza could have just given some of us only a window of about an hour or so to eat. And that's it for the rest of the day.
And there are some people sapan Allah who are living you know, in northern areas, northern countries where
when they break their fast like the entire periods of hallowen they break their fast and methylated
In Asia and federal, it's about two hours or so. And they manage, it's not easy, but they manage to panel up. So a lot you know, maybe you wanted also to show us that it could have been hotter. But Allah has introduced ECE and that there is ease in fasting and that's why Allah azza wa jal says, You read hula hoop ecomo usila When are you ready to become us? He says in the eyes about fasting, Allah wants ease for you does not want difficulty. So anybody going into Ramadan, I don't want you to think or imagine that. There is difficulty in fasting where Allah says Allah wants ease for you and not difficulty.
Yes, in comparison to a
mountain, not developing a habit for fasting, fasting could seem like a burden. But it's only difficult in the beginning until you get used to it physically get used to it, psychologically get used to it and then becomes easy insha Allah and especially if you ask Allah for assistance, it becomes becomes easy. And remember, you know, if you are too sick, if you are too tired, if you are to this and to that there are mechanisms within the Sharia that introduce ease. So Allah Zoda does not introduce fasting to put a burden on any one of us, Allah does not need any of that. It doesn't want to make you tired. It doesn't want to make you thirsty for the sake of thirst, or hungry for
the sake of hunger or tired for the sake of being tired. There's a reason behind all that, but we can reach it unless we get thirsty and a little bit hungry and a little bit tight. Right? So even though it might seem a bit difficult for some people, I hope not in sha Allah always remember Allah through that wants to send ease to you
in the dunya and in the outfield. So some practices though they might be difficult or they seem difficult, a lot zildjian wants to send ease through them and you will find insha Allah ease in Ramadan and through it if we apply it and if we absorb it and we practice it right and if you find it at any time difficult remember to ask a law student for assistance. Allah make it easy on me make fasting easy on me make you know take my thirst away, take my hunger away, take my fatigue away. energize me a normal lunch ask these things before and during they are fast so Allah zoodle will assist you with it just like any other evader, you ask Allah for assistance and Eliza gel makes it
easier for you evening.
So we will now inshallah move into the virtues of fasting. And why do we want to move into the virtues of fasting as we said, because to be ready for something, you want to know what that thing is, to plan for it, you want to know what it's going to give you insha Allah, your college is going to give me this this this when you know what it's going to give you, you can start planning for it and you can start inshallah being excited about it.
Then when you remember all the things that Allah has for us in Ramadan, it could excite you. And if it excites you, you start doing something about it planning or maybe now I can do more in Ramadan, maybe I have a plan to make more. Why? Because there is something about the iron Ramadan, there's something about protection from the shape plan. So when you know these things, you can start being excited and insha Allah get ready for it and maybe excite others around you hear all those coming? What are you going to be looking at doing in it? Are you looking forward to it, sha Allah you know,
you can be ready for something unless you know, you know what that thing is, and then we can ensure a lot of plan for it. So
some of the Hadith that the Prophet salani was sending I mentioned and by the way, I mean related to ease, going back to the idea into a buffer when Allah says, as fasting has been prescribed on you,
or for you obligated on you. He says a Yama do that.
That construction a yam and ma doodad means few days, meaning Ramadan, a young man you would count them. It's a plural plurality when you see a Yemen ma Do da but the Teleflora plurality that is used they call a jumbo pillar. It's not a lot. It's little. So it says if sapan Allah though it seems like a month. But when you start counting and you enter into Ramadan, slowly, not slowly, I mean, soon enough, you're going to go into the first week, second week, half of Ramadan, the third week of Ramadan and you're ready now into the last 10 so we'll go very quickly and very few days if you're patient with those day days Eliza will give you a lot so don't receive Ramadan as a burden but other
rather receive Ramadan with a Bushra as good news, right? And what is this good news? Okay, this is not moving.
what is this good news the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said
In the Hadith attack Lucia Ramadan the month is on Milan is upon you.
As it Subhan Allah the Prophet sallahu wa sallam he's giving you good news here. The month of Ramadan is upon you it's coming. Shahar Mubarak. It's a blessed month.
It means there's Baraka in Ramadan.
And it's this Baraka is Baraka in everything. But again everything especially in that Eva and whatever Allah offers to the people in Ramadan and protects them from an Ramadan and when he gives them that's the month of Baraka so attack on show Ramadan mean all Muslims, listen, there's a special month that is coming now your way and it's a blessed month, a month of Baraka, Allah had obligated fasting in it's on you to
the gates of heaven open in it.
What do you want to hear about warrior Haman the gates of hell fire are closed in it. Whatever Louis hemara to shout out to the rebellious devils are shackled in it. And in it there is a night better than 1000 month the one who is denied its goodness is denied.
So here are profits a lot he was sitting in his listing one thing after the other you know what is coming your way the month of Ramadan is coming? It's a blessed month when the month of Ramadan comes the gates of gender open.
And what what what does signal What does that signify when a gate opens? so inviting people
it's Subhan Allah Allah zodion inviting people to Jenna and bringing people into the into Jana. And then something also happens, which is what some of the blessings of genda flow out.
That's the Baraka that we see in Ramadan, the bargain that we see on another and also in an answer to as we will see, so the gates open so people get into Jenna. And it's harder to get into jahannam The doors are closed, the gates are closed. And there are blessings from Jenna that could flow out. Right. So we're closer to jinda and Ramadan, further away from Hellfire in it and the heat sets a lot of us in them
the shelter the shelter, you know shackled.
The shower clean are shackled. They're tied up. Now, what does that mean? That they are restricted, they are weaker in Ramadan. It doesn't mean that they're absolutely more by immobile, it doesn't mean that they don't whisper at all.
Because the person could still receive whispers from the Shaitaan in Ramadan, but they are weak or whispers because the shelters have been weakened and handed in.
So the shelter has been weakened. And that's when we have to take advantage of Ramadan because your main enemy is weaker.
And by the way, you can make the Shakedown even weaker in Ramadan when you are a bad that increases.
So the shaytaan of the movement, this is in general, whether in Ramadan or outside of Ramadan will be weaker, the more that you fight him. The more that you make, the more that you fast the more that you pray, the more that you give. shaitaan is struggling with you. So the prophets Allah visiting them said in a hadith you will see the shaytaan of the believer weak and thin and tired, because he's fighting with you all the time. It takes a toll on the chiffon Subhana Allah, whereas the shaytaan of the disbelievers you'll find them fat and happy and lazy, because he doesn't have to do much. You just push us, you know, his human just a bit and they will just take run after sin. For
the believer it takes a lot of effort.
So in Ramadan, in addition to the shackles that Allah azza wa jal puts, you can put extra shackles an extra burden on your shavon if your event is sincere, and is devoted and you do more of it, the shavon is even weaker. So we have to take advantage of the month of Ramadan meaning Allah is saying that I'm going to make your main enemy weak. Now you can do more.
You know your era better could be better, you can feel better, your floss could be better.
In some Hanalei, you could climb higher, higher than you thought outside of Ramadan.
And then needed to cut later to cut better than 1000 month. Right and we'll talk about later the other insha Allah later. So in another Hadith the prophets always said and this is also similar to it. It is from the first night of Ramadan, the shell theano shackled.
And all the gates of Hellfire are closed not even one remains open and all the gates of gender are open none one remains closed. So that's maximum mercy and Ramadan. Maximum recommended Ramadan, not a gate of Hellfire is was open, another gate of gender is closed. So maximum entry maximum release from health
biosci Pamela and then a caller calls from the beginning of Ramadan Yeah, badly I'll tell you the activity Oh seeker of virtue come closer meaning this is your time
Why bother? You're surely Oxford and seeker of wickedness and evil stop
and he says what he now he wrote a poem in another way that he can equal Lila and Allah frees people from Hellfire every single night
and another Hadith he says at every breaking of fast in another Hadith it says everyday in that freeing people from Hellfire
right so go back a couple of sentences yeah badly led up a bit oh you will who is seeking virtue and goodness come this is a panel I you know when a lot of times in Ramadan especially in Muslim countries in non Muslim countries when you have a Muslim you know a community a lot of Muslim community you have sales for all of them right Ramadan sale sale on food sale on clothing sale on this and that
items in Ramadan right and then later on it comes for eat and what have you and they announced it sale for a sale for Ramadan. This is on sale come close limited spots limited merchandise and you rush Why do you rush Why do you go because it's a great sin.
That announcements upon a lot of can think about it like a sale.
Yeah birthing your baby oh you who wants root you? This is your time.
So maybe maybe before Ramadan, you and I were thinking I wish I could read more from the Quran. It's just difficult and I'm busy and I'm tired and distracted I wish I could give more sadaqa I wish I could I wish now that you know this call or this angel from Allah zildjian is saying what if this is your time or seeker of good or you will have this intention, but maybe you couldn't do it or had that intention and you want it to do more but you couldn't This is your time this is your sale this is your season
this is your season comm if you want the best price if you want to pay the cheapest high for the best This is a time one night better than 1000 month there's no sale better than that. One night better than 1000 there's no sale better than in this dunya there's no sale better than the right
way about the issue the opposite and all you will have been used to doing bad things stop this is not the month for it.
Okay, don't rebel against Allah as overdue he's doing all these things for you. And you still want to do how long he says stop this is not the month for it. Can you be the worst loser?
Right in the best of months you upset Allah zodion and the best of months where the gates of Jen are closed Do you want to open them were both the gates of Hellfire are closed they just want to open it and want to get into Hellfire some helma or the gates agenda are open and you want to close them for yourself.
That's the worst person right? And look at this Allah as the jewel frees people from hell fire every single night and day and during breaking the fast
so you have at least two or maybe three lohana to at least or three opportunities every single day and night. Maybe in this maybe today Allah can free me from hellfire. Maybe when I'm breaking my fast Allah can free me from Hellfire maybe at night. I like it free me from hellfire.
And there's an accepted to every single day. Luckily you mean home. There are two Mr. Java at the time of your if thought around that time you haven't accepted
at the end of your fasting. That's part of the Edit insha Allah that we'll talk about next week. But every time when you're breaking your fast
you can make and you should.
So you have 29 to 30 opportunities for an accepted dude. Every time you break your fast
should we waste that? What do you want to ask Eliza for? So that's why it's a time of Baraka at the conclusion even if we were fasting, Allah zildjian says, asked me because I want to give you
another famous Hadith about fasting when he said what he allows them to assess and that Hadeeth cool. Many, many other men are in love so for in only one GB. It says all the deeds of Adam, the son of Adam, the child of Adam are his except for fasting it is for me and that will reward it
yet to Cortana who shall Rob OSHA what the human actually is he leaves she leaves
Eating and drinking and their desire for my sake.
That's how fasting is distinct.
Okay, it's a different type of Ayurveda, right?
explaining it in another ration. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Allah says,
Is this good See, I am. So every deed is multiplied 10 times to 700 times. But Allah zodat says except fasting,
it is for me, I will reward it,
and means it doesn't follow that formula.
Fasting is exempted from that formula, then anything that we do is multiplied at a minimum, if it's accepted, any thicker any soda, any this any that to a minimum of 10 times this is a minimum if it's accepted.
Now, based on the benefit that's in it, based on the loss based on you know, following this sooner while doing it, it can be multiplied more 100 times 200 times 300 Times up to 700 times 700.
now, think about the fact that Eliza is saying fasting escapes this formula, I will reward it meaning the reward is high.
Why what makes it distinct like that? Is because fasting in particular, grows, if loss in the hearts more than other events. It's like there's a concentration, an extra dose of if loss and devotion in fasting based, it's a private a better, you're not doing something publicly, you're just basically abstaining, not eating, you're not drinking, you're staying away from desires. That in itself is a discipline that in itself is trying and difficult. Right. And it takes love of a lawsuit.
And because there was more if lost in it, because it does cultivate the floss Lhasa loves it. And because it is done exclusively for Allah zodion University, the benefit that I get from it, no one will see me and praise me for it, so that they could see me and praise me. The fact that we are giving money, they can see that and praise me 100 O'Meara they see and they could praise and they give me a title, I am hedge so and so fasting, no one sees what I'm doing. I could cheat. And I could still pretend to fast but I'm not doing it. Because of that, because of that distinction. But profits on Instagram says, what does it do, you'll be rewarded for it greater than the formula that
compensates you for any good deed. So it's magnificent. Only Allah knows how much he's going to give you on the Day of Judgment for it. And there could be two people who are fasting By the way, the same household or maybe you one day, and the next because of extra class, because of extra devotion because you're so close to Allah on that particular day, one day of fasting could save you from hellfire.
One day of fasting, if it is done well, sincerely, as Allah loves and you're very close to a law that one day of fasting could potentially save you from hellfire.
So this will allow us to Pamela you take it seriously because it's like you have one opportunity after the other for for being freed from Hellfire from enter agenda every single day.
Just imagine right? And you can't you know, it's not far fetched that if a person keeps trying and they keep trying every single day that they will get it one of those days we will not know that's actually something that is good because we'll keep trying but that you actually might get it one of those days because you kept trying every single day. Now continuing shall love them.
virtues of fasting he sets a lot he was hitting them continues to hit he will see and will junuh fasting is an armor
as an armor right? Like say says in the Hadeeth like the armor when you fight before fighting battle you put on an armor is this is an armor like that. And he says in another one Genoa heslin has seen a mighty fortress from hellfire.
So this fasting when you put it on, it's like imagine Subhan Allah you know, this is
an image it's good to keep in mind because a lot of times maybe outside of Ramadan will feel that really weak and vulnerable. The shaitaan attacks and the whispers of the shavon and there's depression and there is sadness and there's anxiety and distance or Allah zoton and and and and that it's as if and this is
Especially if you approach Ramadan with the right spirit, the right practice. When you get into an oven, it's like you've gotten into a fortress. Okay, I'm safe in sha Allah right now. You get into it and you close the door, and you start your practice unless you find his outside week trying to penetrate that fortress, but he's too weak to get in. And if we're on this armor, that armor is what it's the armor of fasting, the armor of devotion of a battle of remembering Allah because you're in it.
And so the blows the strikes of the shavon do not harm as much.
And then fasting stands between you and hellfire.
So, it's a beautiful thing to think about fasting as protecting you from hellfire. And when we say that protects you from Hellfire we say also that it protects you in Ramadan.
And outside of Ramadan if we carry it outside of Ramadan if we carry that practice on what we have learned from it outside of Ramallah and protects you from sin, because enrolled on you're saying to yourself, I'm not going to eat some staying away from that because it's sitting, I'm not going to drink I'm staying away from that because it's sitting and you're more aware of the sins of the eyes and sins of the ears and sins of the tongue has been a part of the matters of the fasting state distance from how long distance from how long, that's the armor of fasting. So the shaitaan is weaker because the errors of the shaitaan are since the errors of the shape line the blows of the
shape on the sort of the shape on our sins.
If you have fasting to protect you from sins you have put on an armor that protects you from a sheath on and you become strong because of it. Just like a person who goes into battle and he has an armor on is more likely to defeat his enemy
and it will be at least turned by his enemy
so when you have fasting as an armor you're more likely to defeat your enemy with a shield which is the shape line so you're being protected with fasting from the sheath on and from Hellfire and from sin right
and that's why also the prophets a lot even send them says part of the manners what emphasize them later next week. It says to me that can also your muscle me a headache, what is the day when you are fasting later forth? What is hub? Don't be obscene? Don't be loud. Alright, fighting with people face to moon sub bow. Oh Katana Whoa. If somebody wants to insult you fight with you physically or verbally will say I'm fasting. So that's part of the armor that we're talking about. Even when the enemy or the ignorant one is another human being fasting protects you. But it doesn't protect you unless you use it meaning that you have to remind yourself I am fasting it's a different different
That's how it gives you power over yourself power over your weakness temptations your impulses, casting does all of that.
continue in the Hadith the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said of CMR in the light of theobromine Rahim misc
Okay, fasting with Allah as his origin smells better than must.
So this is something inshallah you can do, maybe who has musk at home, I don't know who has musk at home. Or if you don't have musk at home, you can insha Allah if you're not in lockdown or whatever, you can just go outside and purchase musk or smell it. And Musk is one of the most beautiful smells,
the misc smell it right. Or if you have something at home that you really love that really beautiful smell. Go ahead and smell it. Let's go with a thing that you love the most.
Allah loves fasting and the smell that comes out of you, though to other people, right? It could be you know, repulsive.
be in a bad odor for some people.
But for Allah so just because it's the product of taqwa.
He loves us more than musk.
If he loves the smell that comes out of you more than must How much does he love you when you fast?
So it's a panela You should feel when you are fasting that Allah loves you.
And you're doing a better than Allah loves Allah is looking at you try to do your best looks at you and He loves you. Because of because if the small thing like that comes out of your mouth, which is just a smell is more beloved to Allah than the best smell on earth for us. It tells you so
that's why the heat
comes on the Day of Judgment. I had been, you know, cut and bruised and what have you and the blood is gushing out of his body. He says the smell of the blood that comes out is the smell of
mosque because Allah loves it.
And we don't not, you're not gonna see in this world, a dead body and go and smell it and enjoy the smell of a dead body, but to Allah xeljanz, that dead person because he died for Allah, He that that smell is gonna come on the Day of Judgment like musk.
this is how much Allah loves it, and this how much Allah will love you when you are fasting. And then he also said, so a lot of us in them, that the fasting person has two types of happiness.
One when he breaks his fast or she breaks her fast, and the other one when you meet Allah and He rewards you for your fasting. So you'll have a happiness in this life and happiness when you meet Allah zoji. And both of them in a sense is a breaking of fest. Both of these instances, you're breaking your fast in the dunya you got tired, you got thirsty, you got hungry. Now it's time for you to eat. So when you were about to get your fries, you get excited, right? hamdulillah why, on the one hand, I'm going to finish the day of fasting. I'm going to conclude that that's a beautiful thing in itself. Concluding a bother, I'm going to make up, I'm going to ask Allah as the origin,
just finishing a battlefield that sits is going to be done. I ask Allah to accept it, that gives you satisfaction. And then also the blessings of Allah, I'm going to be eating some dates, I'm going to be drinking this I'm gonna that's an AMA.
So there's this type of happiness. And the greatest happiness is when you meet Allah zildjian. Then the first thing of the dunya staying away from this thing, oh, from that ends, when you see Allah, and you see that you fasted these days and you fasted? Well, no, then you're gonna be happy. So Subhanallah fasting is also an ask Allah to give us that fasting is also about being happy. Happiness, though we are denying ourselves eating and drinking, but it's happiness. Because we still get to experience and enjoy Allah's blessings in this dunya and we enjoy them in the afternoon.
So think about Ramadan as a time for you and me to be happy.
is a time of a bad time is striving and all of that. But through that striving is also a time of happiness. So anticipate this happiness, and it's a happiness with what of Allah has for us when we are fasting, the joy that we feel it the serenity, the peace, the protection, Allah's love, what happens to us as we are fasting where it's benefiting less in sha Allah spiritually, in terms of he man, and tafawa, but also physically, also socially many benefits to fasting. So take as many of those benefits and praise Alonzo did for them. Right.
On the day of judgment, one of the fruits of virtue the fasting the prophet SAW he was sitting them talked about is a fasting person, slightly moon, especially those who are devoted in their fast, they fast a lot. There's a gate of Jenna Bab you've heard the hora Yan the quenched
The one who is quenched who is not thirsty. So when that door opens, all those who are fasting will be called to enter from that door, and then that door will be closed.
Of course, but most of the oma Mohammed Salah was in fasts, who are those people will come through that door, those who are distinguished in fasting.
Either they fast a lot, or when they fast the fast well, so that they are the fasting people. So that's the door that is for them and only for them. There are other doors that people can enter Jenna from but this is the distinction of the fasting people, male and female, old and young. As long as you are fasting for lives.
The profits that you send them says about fasting, somebody asked him he says you have a pseudo law telling me about something that I should do like a good deed that I should do. He says I like him so we find a holiday dinner. He says fast nothing is like it. He says Tell me about a deal that I can do all profitable twice as fast. There's nothing like it. And that emphasis on there is nothing like it. There's nothing can stand in the place of fasting. Nothing.
Yes, if Allah does not allow us because of our bodies too fast because I'm too sick. I'm too old. I'm too this I'm too that that's fine if I'm doing that was exempted. And if a lie exemption format, Allah replaces it with something else. Allah compensates you you know as your intention. But as long as you're healthy and able, there's nothing that could substitute and take the place of fasting. Nothing is like it. So it gives something that is special. That Sunnah does not give, even though Salah is better than fasting. Right? That's a catalyst
not give even Zika is better than fasting.
But fasting is unique and that's why it's a pillar of the pillars of Islam. A pillar is that everybody has to do it right.
One of the things that fasting and the Koran do the prophet SAW to send them did and Subhanallah you find them combined in this month
they come together in this month
which he said salon he was send them all cm what Anisa and he did up fasting in the Koran. They intercede for the servant of Allah zoji
fasting comes in he says, we got a lot I stopped him from eating and drinking.
So forgive him.
And Koran comes and says yeah, Allah I stopped him from sleeping at night. So forgive him. So Allah accepts their intercession
meaning that when you are fasting, the reward of your fast comes to speak on your behalf.
And the reward of your reading of the origin comes to speak on your behalf.
So yeah, Allah, he read me, your Allah He stood up at night, especially in Ramadan, right, especially at Ramadan. Y'all, you stood up at night, and he was praying and he was reading the Quran. He Allah during all the days of Ramadan, he was fasting. It could have been hard on him could have been difficult. He was hungry, he was thirsty, he was tired, he continued to fast. protect him from hellfire. And both of them will intercede and both of their intersections will be accepted. And it's a beautiful thing somehow a lot on the Day of Judgment for you not to have to speak and for someone or something else to come and speak on your behalf.
They defend you.
Right they defend you they speak on your behalf to Allah Allah forgive us so and so you don't have to say anything. Allah forgives you because your deeds speak. You don't have to speak.
So you think insha Allah about the fact that in Ramadan, I, I'm doing two things. I'm gonna I want to rely in sha Allah on the intersections of my fasting and I might put on I'm going to be holding on to both of them. Because the month of Ramadan is the month of both the month of November the month of fasting, but also show Ramadan and then even Zilla figure haoran was revealed in Ramadan. It's one of the things that makes Ramadan extra special that it is the month of the Quran. It is the month when we agreed on a Salaam used to come and read the Quran with Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and study the Quran with him. That's why we also it is asuna for us follow the Prophet sallallahu
wasallam for us to do something like that, to read the Quran and to keep reading it and to make it a month of contemplation of the Quran and finishing the Quran and enjoying. So both the Quran and Ramadan and fasting are active in the month of Ramadan, hoping that both of them insha Allah will intercede on our behalf a
couple of more headings in sha Allah just about the virtues of Ramadan, min sama Medina email and YT server will feel a lot of
them B is the one who fasts from a bond with a man in anticipation of reward, all of his previous sins will be forgiven.
And then it says woman kamado Donna Eamon and YT server and also the one who prays them all but at night, email and YT SERVER OUT of Eman anticipating rewards from Allah, his previous sins will be forgiven. So again, double opportunities in 24 hours. Remember, we just said fasting and the Quran should be combined in Ramadan, this hadith makes that case for it, because within 24 hours, you get those two opportunities, fasting.
And if you continue to fast and praying at night, if you continue to pray at night with two conditions. One you do both imana
Amen. What Why are you fasting?
My mother is fasting. My father is fasting, my neighbors are fasting that's why I'm fasting. No, not No.
It's good. These are good motivations. But why are you fasting Amen. Allah wants me commanded me that I should fast. He's expecting me to fast. I want to fast thank Allah as we'll talk about these things later in Sharla as motivations for fasting.
So I want to fast because it is there. Allah one said Allah expects it Allah rewards it. He sabbia my reward is from Allah
and want to see it when I meet him. And then when I feel it when I'm here
and I want to want to take my sins away to fix my weaknesses. To increase my email and increase myself or bring me close to him. Teach me
What devotion is changed me.
ft sir, but I want something from Allah. So I'm doing it for Allah.
And though it's difficult, I want to keep doing it for Allah. It's challenging. It's tempting. I want to keep doing it for Allah, it's hot, I get tired, I get headaches, I get anxious, whatever it is, I have some bad habits I need to break with whatever it is, I want to do it for a lawsuit. I want to do it for Allah.
So at the server, so when you're struggling and fighting with yourself, when you are fasting, and you fast for 29 or 30 days, amen and yT sabba. Amen and waiting for the word from Allah, your past sins will be forgiven.
So that's the first opportunity opportunity to have that in 24 hours period. Now what do you eat now at hamdulillah you prayed melody you freed Aisha. Now comes the time 4pm.
And what we did this year depending on where we live, we're whether we're doing it in the masjid or we're doing it at home, it is still clear.
Okay, it's still here. And you pray and we'll talk about that inshallah, in the manners. Next week, we then as a part of the edible Ramadan, how to pray and and how to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in doing it.
When you pray, and you do it every single night, then you have that opportunity also for all your previous sins to be wiped out clean. So you exit Ramadan, what? sinless Bismillah
we have that possibility.
Imagine it have that possibility. Imagine how many years that we have lived, how many years we have lived, and you look back and he said, I've done this and this and this, even between this Ramadan and lavonne before it. We've done so many probably things that we should not have done.
Then you say can I in fact leave Ramadan? This Ramadan without a sin between this Ramadan and the one before it? Yes, it's a possibility. So one of the Hadees of the prophets Allah asylums says that famous Hadith when he was on the minbar and he ascended the member 123.
he said on the first level of the member, he said, I mean, the second level, he said, I mean, their third level, he said, I mean, they said a prophet of Allah, you said something today that you never said before. Why were you saying I mean at each step of the member? He said, because you read it he said, I'm Kane, and he said, but oh damn and Erica Ramadan for them you for Allah. For two, I mean, he says distance to someone who's alive and witnesses have Oban and he's not forgiven.
Then I said, I mean, and then he said, Buddha, mental qilta Indo fella Musa LA for two, I mean, he says distance to someone who when you are mentioned, they don't say salovaara he was seldom, so I said, I mean, and then he said the third one but with them and Erica, we here in Kibera, firmoo for Allah, it says distance to someone who had witnessed and he's alive when his parents are old. And that does not bring him a loss, forgiveness distance to him. And I said, I mean, meaning all these things are what
he easy things, almost call them easier compared to other things, easier things that will bring you to Allah as the janitor give you like golden opportunities. How easy it is that when you hear Mohammed Salah law, it was enough for you to say it is Salatu was Salam. How easy is it? solo it was and if not, you don't say that it's not an obligation to keep saying it every single time you hear his name sallallahu it's a number that gives you rewards you if you say it every single time, but the obligation is one in a setting. And they will say we're sitting here in one setting one time at least you hear it you say sort of low audio. So let me say that. If you don't have.is saying you
really sit down the distance to you.
Because you've distance yourself is so easy. But you don't do that. And the other one is what? You have elderly parents and that is a gate to Jenna. And you don't take advantage of it.
It is hard and it's challenging. Yes. But you don't take advantage of it you've distanced yourself and you have an amine from Mohammed Salah to use in them for that distance. And then the last one is you witness Ramadan, and all these opportunities to be forgiven are given to you and you don't take advantage of it then distance.
So that tells us in sha Allah, it is not to scare us. It's not to scare us in sha Allah. This is to say what if you wasted you wasted something that is incredible.
So that's why we say let's get excited about Ramadan and ask ourselves Okay, inshallah. Let be one of my objective
lives in Ramadan, I want to be forgiven.
I want to be forgiven one of those days, one of those nights insha Allah will be mined in India, where I'm going to be asking me a lot every single day for his forgiveness. I'm going to be hoping when I'm fasting that that particular day, especially when it's a hard day, a day where you have a headache a day where you're really tired, a day that is testing you, as is that day made that day if it happens, like give me the wisdom and the
knee in it that I want that day that I was just give it to Allah zildjian and make that day the day what Allah forgives me, takes away some of the bad things that I've done. But I want one of those days or one of those nights, a night of acceptance a night of freedom from hellfire. And it will Allah as it says you're safe from Hellfire, you're going to go to Geneva. So we if we know about these things, inshallah we can start thinking about what do you want in shell out of Ramadan. So I saw hope in sha Allah and he reminded us of the importance of it, of the value that we can find in it of the things that we can start inshallah thinking about planning for in sha Allah and saving
time and Ramadan for the most important things in Chavez still family's important cooking and eating is important. But we have to think about how much of the whole on how much of soda how much of the good that I can give because once you leave Ramadan, you're not going to have another Ramadan nothing like it is going to repeat until another year. So it's it's kind of a season, it's an investment. So we want to inshallah try our best to do the best that we can in it at the same time not to be so anxious that it becomes a burden. Or there's so so overwhelming. It's not overwhelming in sha Allah, ask Allah for assistance and do your best and the rest is up to Allah zodion we just
have to try and to plan inshallah. So next week in sha Allah will be talking about the now we're meeting at the same time in that xo agenda, we're talking about manners etiquettes either, and
how to fast. So we'll talk about you know, step by step, do this, don't do that. This is recommended. This is how you do it in sha Allah so that fasting gets enhanced. When you follow the obligations you stay away from the Koran and you also follow what is recommended you get more of the blessings of Allah, more of the the angels more of your guide is likely to be accepted. You get more barakah in it and more rewards or fasting when you fast right? Right online. So this means let's see how many questions we have and if there are any questions on Facebook or just a reminder in Sharla just post them on YouTube inshallah so it's easier for me to
you can still put a post on Facebook and just speaking to someone he alone can post them on YouTube, or like it's just easier to read on YouTube. They miss me know Santa Monica Monica Salama, how to lie about a cat associaton is shattered in Ramadan. However, some people claim that they are still more or less inclined and embroiled into misdeeds during the month. How can we explain that now? It's a good question inshallah. So if done is shackled, how can stump some people in short, are still committing sins in Ramadan, a
assures bond being shackled in normal bond does not mean that they're completely immobile, as I said, so imagine you know, shaytaan with chains on them, they're weaker, slower, but they can still move.
we can they can still move, they can still talk, they can still whisper so you still faint get faint whispers in Ramadan, especially if you're in plaint.
In claim to it, you have this habit of sin. That's one thing. So Shivani is weaker is not banished around but weaker. That's one second if my fasting and I want you here to think about those shackles as
kind of your you're involved in putting those shackles on as well. The more devoted and the more taqwa you have in your fasting, the more shackles you're shaped on house. So it's very weak. It's like carrying a lot of chains on him. So he can hardly whisper
another person who does not paint in taqwa in Ramadan, what happens is that that change on the shape and they're shaped on our light.
There's still some chains but not as much like the person not as much as the person who has duckula shade the shade, the shade on is lighter, so the shade on still whispers
so there is no time in this life where you are 100% free from the whispers of the ship on even a Ramadan.
But even in Ramadan
in your Salah. Are we free in our Salah from the whispers of Israel
By the way,
we're not in our Salah Asia monthly schedule, are we free from the whispers of shavon? We're not sure the Hadith says that the Prophet on Islam says the shift on here's the event runs away, comes back to you. Here's the upon my runs away from the karma comes back to you. So in your Salah, the shaitaan is next to you. So in your fasting, the shaitaan does not leave becomes weak.
Okay? So that's why if somebody is saying no, I still have these impulses, yes one you have a habit to commit that sin you have a liking to it. That's one second you're not trying. So you chiffon is not as burden as he should be. You're not trying. So you need to push yourself. If you push yourself, Allah will aid you, Allah will protect you.
But you have to push, you know. So when you fast when you stay away when you close your eyes when you distance yourself from how long you've taken actual physical shackles, you don't see them. But actual physical shackles are being taken and they're putting on you're being put on your shape. But when you're looking into her arm, you're taking these shackles off. So you're responsible for how we can how immobile your shape plan is. Okay, so we contribute to it. That's what I mean, our fasting contributes to the shackles. And if there's less of a devoted fast, there's less of shackles on the Sheltie. So I hope inshallah that helps because it's really beneficial. Because you feel that you
are responsible also for it. It's not like, Hey, I'm just gonna sit back here and how come there are whispers in my head? What are you doing to protect yourself from them? How come there's haram? And I'm looking at it, are you looking at it?
Because you're looking at it, right? Stop, remember fasting, and you will be less motivated to look at it? Right? That's it?
How can we do the deeds or there's someone here share it says that it is better than 1000 months? If you get it in Mecca, do you get 10000 a month it gets multiplied? Yes. That's if you get so you know, umbrella.
In a normal barn is equal to that reward of a hedge.
It doesn't take the place of an obligated hedge, but its reward is equal to a hedge. Right? So of course, right if something is multiplied, or by its own BB being in Mecca and Medina, and you happen to Pamela that you'd be on later to Qatar and that gets even multiplied. Yeah. So how long are the balances of Allah limitless, you don't know how much philosophy gives you?
You don't know subpanel how much Allah gives you right? So but i want i want to inshallah remind everybody that the virtue and the Ramadan is not limited to being in the Kaaba, next to the harem, next to the Blackstone, right? No, Subhana Allah, you could do and I am and I'll leave that Hadith in sha Allah for next week, I want to leave this Hadeeth about what would be better than
praying night later to cut next to the black stone. I want to leave that in shelf to next week.
But that reminded me of it in Shall I leave that till next week in Sharla. Because I don't want us to think that if I'm not in Mecca, mean the door is closed, there are things that you can do in sha Allah that Allah could give a lot of rewards for. Alright, so let's move on to the next. How can we the deeds to be multiplied more than 10? What are the criteria upon the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim, if last word Allah, any other areas we should watch for? So what multiplies the deed is so effortless? The more floss you have, the greater the multiplication? I. So 10 times 20 times 100 500 times depends on the depth of floss, the depth of reliance on Allah zildjian how much you are close
How much you love him subpoena? What the honor when you're doing this a better how conscious Are you have it
and the more intentions you have for it, the better. Right? So suppose for instance, somebody is teaching. You're just something that comes to mind, but it applies to everything somebody is teaching. So they have multiple intention, intentions, when they're teaching they're teaching is better. They're teaching to protect themselves from hellfire. They're teaching because they want to save people from hellfire. They're teaching because they want to spread the sooner they're teaching because they want to fight. They want to teach him so the more intentions they have, the more rewards that they have. So if last reliance on Allah love of Allah, their level of taqwa, the
benefit of what they're doing, if it's more beneficial, Allah gives more awards for it. Okay, so these are some of the things things in sha Allah that will increase the multiplication. Find us
The most needed thing that can be done been the most have mostly fluff in it, as many good intentions in it and insha Allah, Allah will multiply even more than a lower
recommend to us what book of fasting we can teach the people at our local master during Ramadan
book of fasting. So one of the easiest thing in sha Allah to do is if you look at
an available book, The other side of him and have to think about
if there's a particular book in English, but if you just go through the book, like the other side of him or any other similar book of Hadeeth, where they've collected the book on fasting, and especially about the virtues of fasting and why we should fast and purifying our intention and how the province or the system used to have is a bad that something like that insha Allah would be probably the most beneficial, right?
But I would have to think about insha Allah who can English where we were, what would be the best book will you be teaching kind of comprehensively on fasting law and but what I could recommend for now is
let's see if anybody in sha Allah has any recommendations shall up please share, share that with me in comments of yellow, Sunny here.
There's another book let's see, I just came to mind. I
mean, Hydra Muslim, so I go back and use it. And I remember this book because a it's easy to read,
be translated into English. So mean haddrill Muslim, so Roboto just has this easy book, where it talks about so now it talks about fasting, because of its ease, and because it's translated into English. I haven't looked at it for a while, but I think in shall light should be easy enough, but comprehensive enough inshallah, that's another thing, that you can just take that chapter from that book, and then teach it and inshallah hope you find it beneficial. But if anyone in sha Allah has come across, or you've just studied or looked at something in English that you can use in sha Allah for domestic in addition to a yellow sign at hand and 100 Muslim, let me know in shop, right.
Okay, so, yeah, this question is, how does one have television at home where probably music is on and out is not observed properly? Could that particular family observe not having since at home from Ramadan to next animal bond? Not likely. But if you have, if you have TV at home, you're probably are looking at something that you're not supposed to look at. And it's not possible that they're just like going out to the market, right? And then you're looking at staring at something that is hot on so it's not likely, right? So these are the sins of the eyes and sins of the ears, right? So if you have if you happen to have to be at home, you want to use it wisely. So always stay away from
these channels, stay away from harm, use it on something, you know, that is beneficial, right? When you go on if you use it to go online and see you go I use that TV to go online, use it, you know, direct it, where you would go to see or watch some things that will benefit you or if it doesn't benefit you doesn't harm me. Right? So insha Allah you know, that's that's the thing in sha Allah to keep in mind. One thing in Sharla was to try to do more of in Ramadan is to watch a lot less TV, watch something that is beneficial and a lot less TV inshallah, so that your eyes are not distracted with how long your ears are not distracted with heart, and your heart is focused on the worship of
Allah xojo and what benefits you so you finish fasting, you move on to reading of the Koran, you reading something that is beneficial. You go to bed, you wake up, you do something useful, you find your heart changing in sha Allah and your life changing because of it sort of gone and a lot of
Muslim countries, right?
It becomes kind of the month of TV dramas, just watching TV, the best programming on TV. And channels compete and they want to draw in audiences and they have these competitions and
have you prizes and game shows this is completely wasting them upon the nature of Ramadan, a precious night where you could be reading some Koran that could save you I'm spending it on watching TV and movies extended watching. So you want to kind of wean yourself off of it and try insha Allah your best just to focus on what benefits you and as we said, you haven't murdered that few days, that can actually be very transformative. Allah is really going to help us to do our best in the month of Ramadan.
Would our Lundy's be blemished if one is unable to patch up a bad relationship with
That close relation. What if one had tried patching it up and he had not being accepted by other party? If they don't accept it, then it's not your fault. So you're not going to be blemished in Sharla it's not going to take you down. Right? It's not going to take you down. So, yes, right, yes. And this actually reminds me that one of the milestones that come before Ramadan,
and just like on the lookout for that kind of reminder, indirect reminder is the might of the 15th 15th of shaba. The 15th of Shabbat. Right
now, there are a lot of bidders associated with the 15th of chabanne, a lot of innovated worship,
baseless Hadeeth, about the 15th of shaba. Some scholars, okay,
say that they're one in or
single virtue associated with the 15th of shaba. The other are not reliable, that single virtue according to some scholars, with whom say, is authentic, that Allah is the looks at his creation on the 15th of Shabbat and the night of the 15th of Shabbat, and forgive all of them except a mushrik, or Shahin except for a person who's committed ship, or someone who has enmity between him and another, meaning unrightfully undo unjust enmity. They're fighting, they're not talking to each other. So a lot of them forgives everybody except two who do not get forgiven, the one who has shipped and someone who's fighting with another.
So that reminds me of the night of Siobhan 15th of shabam before because if this hadith is authentic, according to some scholars, it is when you want to come to that night, you want to get ready for it by doing what by making sure that there is no shame in my heart, I'm not committing shipped, right. And also, if I have issues with someone, I tried to patch up with patch to patch it up with them. I tried to talk to them again. I tried to forgive, I tried to talk to them again.
So that I could receive a loss forgiveness.
Okay. So if I try and they fail, then it's not you know, my you know, sin anymore. It's not my burden anymore. May Allah forgive both parties, but you can insha Allah continue to receive the benefits of Ramadan because you tried to put your rebuffed that's fine.
A reminder in sha Allah, there's no special so now on the 15th of Shabbat, there is no special fasting on the 15th of Shabbat there is no special vigor on the 15th of Shabbat. None of that is authentic, right? So the only thing is the forgiveness of Allah as legit according to some scholars online, so thank you for this reminder Baraka lotic.
How do you respond to someone who claimed that year after year, we have been fasting and observing data to color so they became self righteous and think that they have done enough and cannot take it easy? That's really a kind of
ignorant to think that somehow because I have fasted so many years, or I have prayed for so many years, that I have enough? How do you know that any of these things got accepted?
So it's it's a kind of a delusion that we have convinced ourselves to accept? How do I know that we have given sadaqa? Or I fasted this single day or pray the single record that that thing got accepted? I hope from Allah that He accepted that, but how do I know that he accepted any of it? How do I know that it's enough?
How do I know? So you know, the prophets of Allah, he was sitting them says, you know, in one Headey, he says, there will be people who will come on the Day of Judgment with mountains, with mountains of good deeds,
and then they will be spread and kind of scattered.
Until it's like dust.
And they said, Oh prophets of Allah, Who are those people? He said, those are people who will do good deeds, but when they are alone with Allah prohibitions, they will transgress them.
So the prophets on Islam is talking about the category of people who do actually do good deeds. But when they come to meet Allah azzawajal these things will vanish. They were not heavy enough. They did not have enough taqwa with them. They did something but it was not enough. And the bad deeds were a lot more. So even if we say that Oh, you so and so. Some of these things got accepted. How do you know
that it is enough? Even if it got accepted?
Subhanallah a person could you know pray. So now and only
Don't want them to be so that gets written for him or less, or maybe only 20% or 30% or less 1% so you don't know if you caught leave that to other men I pray if I had to floss or no, you don't know, Allah knows it. If you're a man that was accepted or not, if you wanted something from a low No, maybe you were too arrogant, too proud, too distant to absent that that was not accepted. So a believer always suspects that perhaps I never did enough. That was not enough and only support a lie. You know, it's hard to say this but only someone who approaches that kind of that state of a hypocrite really is that I have enough. So let's not insha Allah deceive ourselves thinking that I
did everything that I have to know. So you know, inshallah, we need to revisit our assumptions that since the panel I was awake during later to what I think it was later because no one really ultimately knows which night it was, but because I was awake, because I prayed somehow I got the reward of maybe two other No, that does not guarantee anything, you just hope from Allah zoetic right.
I'm wondering to know, may we send salutation and blessing to protect salaries after each for prayer and big.
You mean that saying so long it was in them.
You mean saying so the lady was sent them to send salutation and blessings after each for the prayer and decode it there is no specific
Vicar for so long he was in them after the solder
right. But if you want to make it part of your general Vicar of Allah as urgent then by all means you can but don't make it part of a prescribed they go right after the Sunnah, meaning that once you finish your Salah you say so the lava you're sending them you don't have to because there is a specific Vicar for after the Sunnah adhere to that follow that and you by the way you are saying salon instead of in your salon by the way right in your center in your Disha hood you were seeing salon and so on the profits a lot he was sitting them so you haven't missed it in your salon. Right after so that your center there's a prescribed
prescribed meaning any sooner it's not an obligation as soon
when you finish that engage in any type of decoder you want in sha Allah right including sola sola upon the Prophet sallallahu Sallam whatever you whatever you want, it's general then you can say Subhana Allah 1000 times you can say and how did it that 1000 times you can see now go the whole the whole load up with a level that 10 times whatever number whatever you want to do. And if you want to say salon salon on the private side the center is to shut all is fine in Charlotte there's no issue
whatever the outcome, vertical or vertical.
Okay, so there's a recommendation here for a book fasting in Ramadan, as observed by the prophet sallahu wa sallam by Salima Denali and she had an idea with Hamid halaby.
So, so fasting again, the name of the book is a recommendation from one of the participants here and spaces, fasting in Ramadan as observed by the prophet sallallahu wasallam the author is Sullivan hilarie and Alia halaby Okay, so in sha Allah fasting in Ramadan as observed by the prophets on Islam which is a beautiful title it's a beautiful titles
and I imagine in Shall I shouldn't be any available in Sharla for consultation.
Welcome Salaam in salt and Baccarat it mentions and spend out of what you have. What we have provided them is it means the care and sort of how to spend out the best what I mean, so total Bakara and spend out what We have provided them one feel as a narco meaning that now a lot a lot of you come over here.
So in that sort of the bucket, I'm not really sure about the idea that you're talking about and sent out and what We have provided them one pupil in the Atacama something like that, I will need to check the eye. But anyway, it is it means that cat and sadaqa how do we spend out the best. So of course, spending out the best is of course taking first killed care of your obligations. And we can see the obligations are what first the obligation is this.
Right? So make sure that you pay this account on time, you don't delay your Zika you make sure that you know how much you have, you know how much you have kept it into your savings, and you know where yours is and you pay it on time. So you're taking care of your Zika you have other obligatory obligations. spending on yourself is an obligation to feed yourself, spending on your family spending on your parents. If they are they depend on you
Some relatives spending on some relatives may be a necessity, right? some relatives, right if they are need. So these are obligations. So maybe taking care of your obligations, first of all, is the best of spending and doing it with the best of intention inshallah. So when you're giving a cow you're giving the cat happy that you're giving Zipcar with the intention that Allah loves this, I'm doing it. This purifies me, so I'm doing it purifies my money. So I'm doing it blesses me and my family. So I'm doing it, I'm helping other people. So I'm doing it. So more intentions in sha Allah and being happy when you're doing it.
Even when you're spending on your family and spending on yourself, if you know that Allah loves that from you, and rewards you for it. That's the bestest spending.
That's the best of spending. So that's, that's the obligations, then comes the recommended, recommended spending, spending from things that you like,
spending in areas where there is need
spending to cure yourself of stinginess, sure. And being a miser, all these things are the best of spending. So don't look at the worst thing that you have and take, donate the worst, but sometimes donate some of the things that you lot like, towards people who actually need it. And it can help and it can benefit. That's the best of spending in sha Allah and doing it with the intention of rewards for yourself blessings pleasing Allah zodion that is the best of
says he had the book mentioned is available at della corner hamdulillah. But I mean, so inshallah head there. And by insha, Allah if you do not have the product,
which is that fasting in Ramadan, as observed by the prophets of lies?
And so it says here, there's a question and then on February is before the white thread, do we follow the authorities? Or do we follow what is mentioned in the Quran about fudger? time as a whole? Now,
this is this gets complicated, right? If you telling me that then in a particular country, and I know the even in Saudi Arabia, this comes up, by the way. So they say that the than is before the actual federal right. Now, I have no idea to be able to verify this, if it happened in Saudi Arabia like that. Or if it happens in Malaysia like that, or any other country, I have no ability to be able to verify this. But what we say is, as the people over there, the people have knowledge over there. Have you observed that, in fact, in fact, like a person who has knowledge, who is a scholar, you actually observed it that they do call the event before fudger? Is that true is actually true?
If that person tells you based on observation, yes, the event is before failure. Then the other is before time, you only have to wait for the fidget. The actual fidget time, not the other. Okay, because the actual federal time is when they're supposed to be calling dia they're not before. So if it happens in a particular country, that you actually know, absolutely the case that they call the time before federal time, you don't have to follow the money follow federal, right? If you are not sure, follow the nm. Because I'm assuming that many people have investigated and they've invested in the fact that we want to do the data at the right time. So it's not likely to be a mistake unless
somebody verifies and says yes, it is actually a mistake. If it's a mistake, you don't have to follow someone's mistake. You just wait to the edge of time. So it's maybe five minutes after the other 10 minutes after the event, 15 minutes after the other maybe. So you just follow the actual time of failure. So we do not just in general inshallah, just to keep it in mind, we don't stop eating, because we hear the advantage just because it's an event.
Right? Hata w another cool title of your domina laziness.
Right? Until you distinguish white, the white, the white thread from the black thread in done. Meaning that it's not because of the event, we call the adult because we notice failure. When we notice failure. That's the time of the event. That's the time when you stop
eating and drinking. So if the event happens before that time, you know, pay attention to it, but you have to be careful before you actually decide that so make sure inshallah, that you have people of knowledge. And locally you have said yes, that's the case.
So now from time to time someone would share about an individual who gave a certain amount of charity, and the following year or so this person gained double the amount they give.
How do we know that the amount they earn in a particular year is a reward from the charity they gave the previous year.
You know, I hear these things right?
And this often gets mentioned a lot of them when people are urging others to donate. And they're saying, subpanel I have a story for you or so and so donated, and they gave, and the very next day, Allah as the judge gave them two or three or 10 times would have it would they've given, sometimes you can relate it, and sometimes it's not so easy to relate.
Sometimes, yes, it's a blessing from Allah azzawajal. And you personally
kind of see it,
you can see it and maybe that this is part of the bounties and the Baraka. And even we can say Subhanallah without being arrogant part of the kurama that's of Allah as a didn't might visit upon a person, because they've done something good, especially if they strived and struggled, and a given something that they didn't want to give. But they said, Okay, I'm going to fight myself and give this for the sake of Allah xuejun sometimes Allah could show you a particular kurama not inshallah, don't be arrogant because of it, if you see it, but maybe you give, let's say, $100, and you don't have a lot, and you trusting Allah zodion. And then the next day, somebody sends you a check, you
know, a bonus or whatever, it's 1010 times more. And you could kind of sense and you can kind of feel that a lot has to do wanted to show you something physical tangible right here is that if you give a bless you
in Philippine for aneko, and fill you in for any spendable spend on you. Give Allah will give you and he said awesome sallallahu wasallam he says, Don't be stingy, Allah will deny you. So you can see that there's a correlation. There's a connection.
So yeah, I'm not saying that, by the way. Because if you give it in with the following intention, it would not be right. I'm giving 100 because tomorrow I'm waiting for it to be 1000 that's not a good intention. You're not giving for a lot as you're giving as an investment and waiting for Allah to multiply your money.
No, that's not the reason why we give. Right? So if you're giving sadaqa you can imagine or you could be that maybe you're not going to see you know that money back Allah will bless you in other ways.
Allah will bless you maybe in other ways, but don't expect I'm going to give money I unnecessarily there certainly will be richer because of it. Don't do that. Because it will be kind of a transaction.
But good for Allah zoo. But indeed it could be because we've heard these stories that Allah as a neural bless that person just to strengthen their Eman and motivate them later on. Don't think that if you spend I will give you less indeed I'll give you more keep spending and that had been the habits of how a lot of some people
and then we a lot of changes so that we become like them. Allah blesses them because they keep giving and they keep giving unluckiest blessing them
so if you want to realize that it's a blessing more in your money give more of it allows you to allow us to do this
now inshallah so
so far in Malaysia, the people of knowledge in Malaysia confirmed to us to delay on praying video due to advanced is early then the white thread so we so meaning based on that we can apply Yeah, inshallah. So if you have people who have knowledge in Malaysia, people who are true you trust in terms of their knowledge, their taqwa their position, you know that hamdulillah you can trust them. And they tell you based on observation, not hearsay, based on observation, so and so saw with his own eyes that yes, this is not the term for Nigeria, is 10 minutes after the event and you will delete your budget at 10 minutes after the other or you know, it's 15 minutes after you're done, you
will delay it and 15 minutes after the other, but based on confirmed right, confirmed reports from reliable people in sha Allah, and also as you share this, Be Wise With it, Be Wise With it, because you don't want people to start mistrusting the entire system. Right, and lose any confidence in it. If someone is not ready to hear this, don't share that with them. Any if they just stop eating
1015 minutes before February and that's not a disaster. But it would be disaster if they take that information and they don't know what to do with it and they panic and they start spreading it carelessly, no insha Allah make sure that you share it with people who are wise enough so that we can understand what is happening in sha Allah.
And hopefully any if the issue is serious enough, you know, enough knowledgeable people can raise it so that it become more public knowledge, more widespread knowledge, so at least people would know.
You know what, it's safer. Wait after than 1015 minutes in praise safer. You're not going to lose anything in sha Allah so that you're absolutely sure
It's regifter so it's easy to do it in Sharla
even hemmed in in ads that come along here and there was
last question insha Allah and he promised a person I'll answer it and answer it very quickly but then I will give him the answer maybe more detail in writing in sha Allah so a person was asking and this is a person who lives here is not in Muslim country
owning a restaurant opening that restaurant during the days of Ramadan. Is it permissible to sell food to non Muslims some food in general because you can really deny anybody once the store is open Muslims or non Muslims can come in and they can buy from you.
Are you supposed to deny them or you can deny them? Do you can you open the store and sell food during the days of Ramadan? So the answer is although Adam is now the scholars here disagree about a matter okay?
are non Muslims responsible for the what they call them the obligations of the Sharia or not?
For the column the branches technically had ethical foreign hapuna before it Sharia they call it so as a calf or non Muslim, when Ramadan comes, are they also supposed to fast or not?
Meaning they sin because they're not Muslim if they know about Islam, and they also sin because they're not fasting, because they're also supposed to fast? Or is it that not fasting to them is not a sin, because why they're not Muslim.
The majority of scholars see that no, the kuffaar the non Muslims are also responsible for the obligations of Sharia meaning that when they also fail to pray, and they also fail too fast, and they also drink alcohol, all these things are additional since.
So that means according to those scholars, and these are the majority of scholars, this means according to them, is that when Ramadan comes, you can feed a non Muslim.
I mean, you can sell them eggs and you know, grocery items, but like ready food that they're going to buy from you and they eat consumed. In the day of Ramadan, they'll say that you cannot sell to them. grocery items are different because you can buy grocery items,
or unprepared meal, let's say and you can cook it later, you can consume it later. But something that is ready to consume food right now is sandwiches I'm giving to them. And they're going to take a bite from it right now. So you cannot assist them because that is assisting them in committing a sin. That's why you have to abstain from selling food and water right or drinks to those to anybody during the days of Ramadan. That's the majority of scalps. Right?
There is a minority opinion that says no, the rural foreigner responsible for the obligations of Sharia. So they will say that, and this is usually I think it's the HANA fees. If I'm not wrong, they'll say that you can actually sell to the cat food because he is not required to be fasting.
Now it can becomes complicated, right becomes complicated. Now, if you're in a Muslim country, the shell of the government takes care of that issue. Right? And you can ask the local scholars about the ways and what to do and what not to do, right? But then in all Muslim countries gets complicated. Why? Because no one is going to enforce that. It's up to you. My recommendation in sha Allah whenever it is possible, right, and I know it's difficult to have a business and to open a business, especially under these circumstances. My recommendation is that you try your best to limit your hours of operation during Ramadan during the day.
limit your hours of operation if you can.
And open late
Okay, after us. That's what I would recommend. So after us of time, typically right even in Muslim countries, restaurants are opening after also if I'm not wrong, because you start selling to Muslims, because they will keep buying food to go and consume for Muslim. So it's reasonable because even Muslims are still going to be buying from you. So limit hours of operation maybe you need to open instead of 11 or 12. right for your for lunch. You're going to be opening at five so you will be losing some money. Yes. Right. You'll be losing some money. But maybe there are ways in sha Allah to compensate for it. But anyway in shall open after us
and start selling
instead of closing me maybe inshallah maybe if you used to close at eight nine or 10 extend your hours of operation and maybe also to generate more income have special offers. This isn't a hold on we are having this offer. We're having that offer. We're having this promotion, a you introducing people to them alone, but also
What are you doing in sha Allah is media earning extra? And keep in mind, I hope insha Allah keep in mind that if you leave something for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, Allah compensates you something better.
Right? Maybe it may not be immediately more income maybe for some of you it will be but maybe for other people in Sharla maybe just peace of mind serenity yeah there's just a blessings in Ramadan so protects your health guides your children. after Ramadan Allah blesses you more than before Ramadan You don't know how. But so that we are safe, I know there is another opinion but because there are so that we are safe, and our income is not tainted, and it's not polluted. Let's say let's limit our hours of operation and there is still inshallah an opportunity to still make some income not telling you to close all hours of the day open after us open many hours of the night if you wish, and sell
an ask Allah as the default reference for his list. Because he said panatela is the one who gives not the people who pass by your store or not. He is the one who gives maybe if Allah agencies from you, that you have one or you have linshang in Allah, the One who honors and elevates the commands of Allah xojo If Allah sees that he'll honor you and elevate you and bless you. So saying, See Ya Allah azza wa jal, I want to please you in Ramallah. I want to close for your sake, open the gates of your risk for make that to be that you do and the mother, open the gates of risk for me, don't tell me Can don't make it a fitna, but open the gates of risk for me.
Maybe Allah zolgensma Pamela, even though you closed in Ramadan, we're open for fewer hours, there'll be more Baraka in it. Who knows? And maybe you can come and tell us, I did this. And Allah bless me.
And then you'll strengthen our email when we hear that from you, right? Because we need to hear of people who have sacrificed and they come back and said, You know what, I sacrificed a lot xojo supported me. So it would be a beautiful thing in Sharla to hear so ask Eliza, if you're in a if you are a person in that situation, and I know it's a difficult situation. And it's a tough choice to make, especially in this economy, I understand. But if you were making that choice, may Allah xojo bless you beyond your expectations so that you would earn even more that when you have earned before Ramadan so that you could look at it and say I trusted Allah and Allah assisted me and helped me and
bless me and
inshallah there's another recommendation the best book is majali salon sitting in sittings in normal Bombay shift of the mean available soon in Arabic and English soon in dcbx inshallah majelis Ramadan it's beautiful if majelis Ramadan any book by shifflett whenever they mean if it's will be available in sha Allah in English
it'd be something in sha Allah to rush and by so Medallia Svalbard we're sitting in Ramadan well maybe like the gathering museum gathering is over Milan. The Gathering is over Mumbai maybe so the sitting over Milan so that is available soon in sha Allah insha Allah go ahead and buy it is by shape would be another thing mean because that what is distinguished about shapes we know what they mean is that it's easy to understand him it's authentic information. And Allah is the Jihad and he blessed the SHAEF with being a good teacher and with acceptance on earth Hello Adam. You know Allah knows invest more than we do but it seems like Allah as it has given them acceptance on Earth. We
allows them to accept him in the hereafter accept this me Baraka law if you can discipline the law healer, hope then shall I've caught to all your questions in sha Allah so next week inshallah the same time we're going to be talking about the edit and the fifth of fasting Eliza did accept.
Again give us a good intention inshallah from now on from the month of Ramadan, may Allah allow us to start doing in chabanne things and plant the seeds for all God, Allah azza wa jal allow us when we enter all that we enter Ramadan with the best of intention, best of motives, the best of the best of energy. Now accept that from us. Allah azza wa jal allow us to be of those who are accepted, received and freed in health from Hellfire in the month of Ramadan, us and our parents, our spouses, our children know Mohamed Salah hottie was in them, we asked a lot but I mean because there are so many me who were in Ramadan last year but they were not will not be able to hold on to see us a lot
so just to have mercy upon our dead relatives and those who are passed away our parents, our loved one we allows them to elevate them in gender protect them from Hellfire, except their good deeds forgive their sins makeups of those who remember them into I in Ramadan, last, but I mean Europe, makers of those who make a lot of dry in Ramadan and are accepted makers of those who
freed from Hellfire in Ramadan, makers of those who are sins are forgiven and Ramadan, makers of those who are protected from shavon in Ramadan and after Ramadan, makers of those who attained tequila and wisdom and insight in Ramadan Bless you all but I mean, to make us those who truly worship you from their hearts and love you from their hearts and that you would come to their age whenever they call on you. Baraka low FICO discipline, low Halo ask Allah to teach us our religion. Help us to follow it and make this Ramadan a happy Ramadan for all of us happy because we are happy with Allah azza wa jal inshallah We'll see you next week we have the law at the same time because
that Allah Subhana Allah will be handed a shadow and that either and a stuffy will go to him during dialogue with alameen sulamani con warahmatullahi wabarakatuh