Understanding Ramadan #02 – Manners & Fiqh of Fasting
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was set up was salam ala rasulillah him allah and he will cite me he was cillum begin by praising allah subhanho wa taala sending salah tonight and his prophets allah allah allah you ernie was in them yeah like guide us the best of this world and the world to come and protect us from the worst of this world and the world to come and protect us from the evil of ourselves and our own weaknesses and temptations now i will tell but i mean to rise above them and help us in everything that is pleasing to you and help us to stay away from everything that is displeasing to allah we sin salaam salaam salaam salaam on his prophet sallallahu wasallam we ask allah to help us to follow him on his
path that he had left behind to allow us to worship allah azza wa jal with the best of intentions and upon the sin of his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam because this is how any deed is to be accepted and is to be planted blessed last him subhanho wa taala as we are fast approaching the month of ramadan to grant us the best of intentions in preparing for this month and the patience to fast it and the wisdom to be able to extract from it the benefit that allah has or gel has so placed in the month of ramadan and to allow us to be of those who are forgiven in that month i mean so we continue in sha allah with the series so last week we spoke about the history of fasting
kind of how did the muslims start the fast of the month of ramadan and then we talked about the virtue of the past the virtue of the month of ramadan in addition to the prayer in it and all of that so in sha allah this is the second installment of the understanding ramadan series and today we'll be speaking about in sha allah kind of more practical
aspects of the fast both manners and phip now we're not going to you know discuss the entire field of fasting because i'm sure that not all of us need all aspects of that fit although it's nonetheless useful right to know what invalidates the fast and what doesn't you know different opinions about the start of the month
you know what happens if you forget and you eat all these things you know are important and are very practical but the physical fasting is very vast right so we're only going to be talking about inshallah about some aspects of it then of course if you have questions we'll answer those but some aspects of it but we are because we also need to talk about manners because fasting is not only about kind of the technical way of how you perform it
and eat ramadan is not about okay fast technically from federal to macro but there is also something as spirit that comes with this fast things that you would avoid things that he would do that would enhance fasting so we always have to think in sha allah about any fifth or any act of worship as both involving the physical act but also the spiritual side to it the heart and the body as well or the lack the manners the character that comes with the act itself that's what gives that a bad
flavor give it gives it feeling and gives it benefits so it's not just the technical right performance of the eva but also it's important but it's also in addition to it you know why you're doing it so when we're coming to fasting and remember that one of the first thing we talked about when we talked about the virtue of the month of ramadan and one of the prophets allah said him said mon samana madonna amen and wacky sir but the one who fasts ramadan with a man anticipating reward from allah azzawajal will have his previous sins forgiven so that signals the importance of intention again all of our deeds right why are you reading the quran why are you praying why are you
giving sadaqa it is that intention that differentiates between that ad that is for allah and for someone else and the act that will be accepted or rejected and an ad that will be only accepted but accepted and blessed so many times more than another person who did not think about the same things or did not have the same intention while they were performing that act so even and what the server tells us okay now the month of
A Milan is going to come, and I have the intention to fast. Why do I have that intention? Why am I fasting?
And that's really a good question to ask with any aspect of a better not to doubt that he better God forbid, this is not the intention. No, it is to revive again, our interest and our commitment to it and what we want from that a battle. Because when you know what you want from it, you're more likely insha Allah to get it, but what do you're unaware of it? You're not gonna likely to extract from that a data what Allah wants you to extract from it, what Allah has deposited in that a better for you and for you and me to discover. So why is it that I'm fasting the month of Ramadan, so recover the purpose of fasting, and its goals? So you ask yourself, why am I fasting? So we could be fasting
out of habit.
We could be fasting out of culture, habit, meaning that this is the habit, this is what I do every year, Ramadan comes automatically I fast it's a good habit. Just like if you hear the then automatically I pray, it's a good habit. But just doing things out of habit automatically might we might actually lose us the ability to enjoy them. So we want to recover why we are doing it. So why am I fasting multiple intentions. One easy one that is right there in the Hadith,
I want my sins to be forgiven,
I want my sins to be forgiven. That is I'm waiting for one Ramadan to the other one jump to the other one a little closer to the other in order in sha Allah that I could do as much as I can do in them. So that Allah will forgive me doesn't mean that I'm just going to mess it up outside of Ramadan, and only all of them comes and then I'll try to be a good boy or a good girl. When Ramadan comes. That's not the intent. The intent there is no Ramadan is an incredible opportunity for forgiveness. So I want to fast, I want to go through this experience, it could be enjoyable, it could be difficult and trying at times challenging. I want to do it to gain the lowest forgiveness.
So I want to exit the month of Ramadan forgiven. So of course to be able to achieve that you're going to have to do sometimes things that are challenging. So fasting for some of us could be challenging, and some of us could be dreading the fact Milan is going to come and I'm not really sure about you know, am I ready for it. Fasting is hard, it's hot, it's too cold, it's too weak, I'm too anxious, am I ready. But through that difficulty, we gain a lot forgiveness,
through the headaches through the thirst through the hunger,
through the discomfort whatever that discomfort may be. And we Some of us may have our own particular challenges when it comes to animal dung. And some of us are Palak could be anxious, like says some actually become anxious.
In my fasting, right? Can I fast Can I continue camp, but just I want you to imagine insha Allah and I want you to remember this, that on any particular day, in the month of Ramadan, or even as you are starting to receive the month of Ramadan on any particular day when you experience extra hardship. That is extra rewards it has not from Allah zoji that if you go through it, there's a reason why you're going through it and that is extra rewards from Allah and more of your sins are going away. So don't don't dread the fact that it could be a little challenging. No, would that challenge comes on less forgiveness.
So hamdulillah we don't ask for difficulty but if it were to be difficult or a bit difficult, it's a Let it be. Allah knows the best. Nala as I've done with their mechanisms in the Sharia, right. If it's too hard, you know, you know you're, you're allowed to break your fast. You just don't want us to be too anxious or too hung up on the fact that
it could be difficult know, with difficulty comes forgiveness. So one intention is to fast out of forgiveness. I want Allah to forgive me. That's what I want from a month of Ramadan.
Maybe also I can fast out of thankfulness, gratitude, that's another intention handed in that things in my life are going great.
Or maybe there are some difficulties but I see in my life unless fevers. So I want to say to Allah as a thank you for this. Thank you for the fact that I have food that I have for my family, that they're safe, that I have my health that I have this this this this soul and you can't allow us NEMA. You could simply say when a month of Ramadan, I want to show Allah zildjian how great
like i am he loves fasting it is done for his sake i want to do it for his sake for allah zildjian so gratitude is another intention that could be taken out of thanking allah isagen an old time or a better is thanking allah
you can also do it out of love
out of loving allah zodion meaning vy because in the hadith weren't you in it last week in la sown for in the holy
one zb meaning allah as it says all the actions of the son of adam or the child of adam are his except fasting it is for me or it is mine and i will reward it so when you think about how much allah loves fasting
and that this is his because it has the greatest potential for a flawless when you know about that you say allah loves it and i can gain allah's love through it
and i can gain allah's love through fasting i can love a lot more because i fast a lot can love me more because i fast so i'm doing this because of allah's love i want to love him more feel that love more and they want to love me so it's could be a bad out of love simply out of loving allah leaving things that you love for the sake of allah azza wa jal who is and should be the greatest love in our life so we leave food that we love drink that we love comfort that we love our routine and habits that we have gotten used to for the sake of a greater love and that is alive zoji so you feel as though there is pain but with that pain comes and doing it for allah doing it so allah would be
happy with me he looks at me and he loves me because of it so you feel the love through the pain
feel the love through the striving and the more that you strive the more that you will feel the love of allah azzawajal and that is really a
kind of a sublimating type of feeling and attitude to have i'm doing this but i'm doing it because i love allah as though just so because of it i'll continue to do it nothing is too precious to do and too difficult if allah loves it so you'll do it anyway that's another reason to fast maybe another reason in sha allah to fast is that you want to set your life straight
you notice that you're not doing very well your eman is not strong and it's suffer suffering and languishing you notice that mentally and emotionally you're not doing very well and you want to be on a better path in life and it cannot happen unless you are okay with allah azza wa jal unless you're close to allah so you want to take the month of ramadan as an opportunity to readjust refocus recalibrate
reconnect with allah zodion and just feel better because you're close to allah emotionally and you know psychologically you just want to feel better to treat maybe an anxiety that you have a depression that we have
a sense of sadness a sense of lack of hope whatever it is so we have that i can say let me arrive at the month of ramadan and just throw myself at the mercy of allah zodion with more a bad more taqwa more proximity to him
me that will change something significantly in my life and we can add to it insha allah fasting with the intention of coming close to allah azzawajal for our daughter to be accepted one of the benefits and the perks of fasting is that you get close to allah and allah also accepts your job with every as we will talk about the matters with every day that you fast you have an opportunity for an accepted so maybe you say for the sake of myself my parents my children your things in my life that i want i didn't want i'll ask allah xojo for them so that's another intention so basically we arrive at the month of ramadan maybe with different needs different stations of emotion different mental
states and emotional states and states of emotion but we arrive all of us arrive wanting something from it so here's that intention is that
what do i want from the month of ramadan and how can i
worship allah in it to be able to achieve and extract this particular thing from that month so when you fast like that in sha allah you are fasting with an intention you're fasting with a goal of your fasting let's call it the project you have a project that by the end of ramadan just like the other heti that we mentioned last time when the prophets of allah it will send them said you know distance to someone
who witnesses the month of ramadan and leaves it without being forgiven that tells you that this is a goal that the prophets always hit him at talked about meaning that a goal of a muslim that by the end of the month of ramadan i want to be forgiven that he tells you that this is a goal of yours and mine by the end of the month i want to be forgiven so when you set that as your goal by the end of the month you will do things insha allah every single day
you're doing it anyway but you're doing it with an intention you're fasting you're on your a bad day your night salah you're doing it with i want this i want this so everything lines up right everything lines up it's not scattered it doesn't like focus everything says this is for this so it's a focused a bad it's an intentional vega and that is something shala that we should keep in mind so here let's ask ourselves inshallah either as you're listening to it right now or later on in sha allah when you
before you go to bed or as you think about it throughout the day why am i fasting so let's insha allah develop few intentions and goals for our fast
the second thing insha allah is received the month of ramadan as we said with a good intention also receive a twith repentance
why is repentance importance important because the thing that stops us from really embracing the gifts of allah and receiving them and noticing them as gifts what is the thing that stands between us and that we can say it's the show fun well what gives the sheath on the power is the sins that we commit we listen to the shakedown we commit those sins and we pollute or we clog
the path between us and allah will become so crammed that we can hear allah's voice we don't have time we're so busy why is it busy because we're not seeing enough light coming to us from allah zodion we hear the quran but we don't hear it we pray but we don't pray we fast but we don't fast so we do go through these barriers but we don't do a lot with them and through them to be able to receive full benefits so what's what's clogging that path can say this sin sin is the obstacle so how do i cleanse myself of sin it's repentance and asking allah for forgiveness is that is what is going to soften my heart in yours so ramadan comes and i'm don't feel that i'm ready for it or
anxious about it or maybe that hamdulillah maybe i'm just making an assumption maybe all of us are excited about the coming of the month of ramadan and that would be wonderful hamdulillah but there couldn't be this kind of
lethargic or low heaviness i might ready or a month comes you know i'm still not ready how do you get yourself inshallah ready for it we have burdened ourselves and we always do this with sin right i've committed this how long that's how long but when you unburden yourself remove those since you feel lighter and you're more likely insha allah to get more from the month of ramadan and have it affect you and change you so repentance
okay repentance with sins between me and allah as though god allah i know that i've done this and this year allah helped me with it i repent from it i regret that i've done it okay between me and people that's another one
and if you've wronged someone if you did something bad to them before the month of ramadan try in sha allah to talk to them in sha allah try to reconcile ask for their forgiveness even if eventually they refuse and reject it doesn't matter but the effort on your on my part is what matters that i tried to rectify and fix
that is the path towards forgiveness inshallah what their reaction is something else but
repentance and it continuously insha allah engaging and asking allah for forgiveness a stuff a lot of stuff a lot of stuff for allah kind of paving the way for the coming of the month of ramadan so you know in the in the mountain the monster proceed the month of ramadan talk about reading more of the quran fasting a little bit more doing a little bit more to get the ground ready for the planting or the harvest that's going to come in the month of ramadan
so similarly insha allah asking for forgiveness so a stuffed full of love for this stuff for allah for that just continuously asking allah for forgiveness
that insha allah will enable us that when we receive the month we receive it have to have committed ourselves to allah azza wa jal have asked the allah forgive me all of this i don't want to go back to it i want to be a better muslim a better muslim man help me with that and here are embracing insha allah this month and i'm trying to do my best in it when i come to it with this attitude in sha allah that
I will be able to take much more from it than when I come to it with the attitude of the month is coming and I'm so tired that I'm not know I don't know if I'm ready, and I have all these sins and some of these things make me even find themselves into Ramadan as well. Because I haven't made the effort to say I want to be different and I want to change and these sins are wrong and these things are bringing me down, and I'm stealing away the joy of fasting from really stealing away the joy of a bed from I'm not feeling the joy of the haoran I read the Quran, I don't enjoy it becomes sapan Allah. This is one thing in Charlotte just also to keep in mind when we are reading the Quran. In
the month of Ramadan. We're outside the month of Ramadan. But since we're talking about Ramadan, let's just talk about Milan.
The finishing the plan is not just a homework that we have to do in the finish. It's it's good to have commitment.
It's good to have goals, it's good to say to yourself, I want to finish then I'm going to put on once. Some will say No Actually I was going to finish it twice. Some will say three times someone say four times so Pamela, whatever labels you But the thing is, it's not a burden and a homework right it's something that you want to do because you also want to you enjoy you want to take something from it, you feel it as you're reading you're talking to Allah Allah is talking to you, it's not homework that okay, open almost half and start reading and then once you've done is it hamdulillah I finish it now I can have fun. Now I can just relax a little bit and read
the Quran was something that gave the Prophet sallallahu wasallam a lot of comfort and a lot of joy,
a lot of happiness, you will see the Hadith inshallah, if we come to it today or next week in sha Allah, it gave him a lot of happiness. So when you're sitting and reading the Quran, it's not like a burden like I need to face and finish 10 pages today or otherwise, you know, it's about let me enjoy this. And she has some discipline is needed when you read the Quran. Obviously, if we did not develop yet the habit of sitting for 20 minutes, half an hour or an hour to read the or on your body, you are not used to it. The eyes are not used to it the hardest not to do not used to it. So you need to kind of to force your body just like fasting. If you're not used to fasting the first
day and second day are a little challenging, until your body gets used to it you can say it's too difficult. I'll stop
with fasting This is the same thing with anything in this life and whatever in the beginning, what until your body gets used to it until your soul gets used to it in the beginning. It is going to be challenging, but remember that we said about this challenge. Allah rewards you for God Allah sees that you're struggling and you continue to tolerate that for Allah sake. So Allah knows this about you and me so feel that if you're going through pain, Allah knows it you don't have to worry about oh I'm it's difficult Allah knows exactly the burden or the pain that you're going through. He knows it exactly. Right. If it becomes too much that's something else then there are exemptions as we
said, but the fast itself that we need to find insha Allah the joy and the beauty that is in it the joy and beauty that is in the A betta in general including the Quran, right?
So that's another thing about clearing the path to enjoying a bad day and finding its joy by removing sins in sha Allah This is before the month of Ramadan but in the month of Ramadan as well and we'll talk about it as
as we go through inshallah now a little bit of filth here, how does the month start? Well obviously when we see the heat up, okay, when you cite the question now
usually right if you don't have a habit of fasting in the month of Chabad let's say, you will not receive the month of Ramadan by fasting like one or two days before the month of Ramadan as the heavy states, you would stop fasting unless it's a habit of yours. Let's suppose for instance, that the month of Ramadan is going to be on a Tuesday and you always have had the habit of fasting Mondays, so you can fast that Monday because it's your habit.
You cannot fast that Monday big if your intention is I just want to be cautious, so fast one or two days before Ramadan that's disallowed.
So let's look at them Ravana B so we all mean are your main solo audio so let me said in the Hadith do not receive the month of Ramadan by by fasting one or two days because you want to keep the month of Ramadan distinct in fast from chabanne. And then from show well then we'll follow that's why we have eight on the other end where you're not allowed to fast so the month of Ramadan begins, remains distinct as a month. You can add any
Alright, so one of that. And you may ask, Well, why not? You know, what's the problem with? Well, as you know, some traditions
explicitly say that the previous nations have actually compromised the fast that a lot given to them because they've added days into it. They started to tamper with it more of the days. All right. And that adds something in the beginning as something in the end so they tampered they messed with the formula. And I'm Oban is a divine formula from Allah as of the Divine. It's exactly like medicine, right? But this is spiritual medicine. No one else right can concoct and you know, bring together medicine, like Allah as legit. So when Allah says the month of Ramadan, you can tamper with it by adding days before or days after. So that's why it's like, it's kind of divine medicine that Allah
has given. If you mess with it, it goes away. And that's why it's prohibited, right? So two days or one day before Ramadan, you wouldn't fast. Now, if you're living in a Muslim country, okay? It's so easy. When does it all begin? When the authorities tell us Ramadan begins we fast? So they tell us that 100 in there. So that's easy and simple and count yourself lucky on Hamden? If you are living in a non Muslim country, right? Well, you have so many opinions floating around. This must have been that must have this person in that Masjid.
So do we all fast together? Do we consider the assigning the hidden in other countries? Or is it only local citing calculations or no calculations?
How do you use calculations or not? So all these things, if you're living in a western country in a Muslim country, let's say it becomes very confusing and
the best strategy insha Allah is depending on your level of knowledge and understanding of fifth at the very basic level and this is what we transmit to everybody because not everybody will have the know how and the ability and the wisdom Sharla to understand the legal arguments still offer Matata Hakuna Matata isn't that just only local citing? Or is it universal global citing? And is it calculation who uses a try to use a drunk? Not everybody will have the that ability and that wisdom? So at a very basic level, we say to people who are living in the West, you say, What is your master doing? What is your master doing? When are they fasting? Your local or your base mystic? What are
they doing? And as long as as an average Muslim, you know those people to be people have knowledge. People have Taqwa and you trust them. You say follow that mystery. Okay, even though a neighboring Masjid few kilometers away, has adopted a different position. I understand what I'm saying that at a very basic level for the AMA for the layperson. Okay, what is your base basic, nearest or your base message, the one that you frequent?
You say just any mistake, you say, as long as I put a condition as long as you know that people in that message to people have Taqwa.
Right. And you know that to be if people have knowledge, and you trust them, then you just follow them.
And if there's disagreements between this measure, then that Mr this calculation that siding, you just let that go. Because you may not be in the position to be able to know or decide what is right and what is wrong. What is the right position? What is the wrong position, you just follow that? The advantage of this insha Allah is that it stops us from arguing and quarreling with each other, and a month when we're supposed to stop quarreling and arguing.
and a month later when you stay, so we're supposed to actually reflect and be spiritual, we start what, you know, casting down to the fact that you're fasting is wrong, my fasting is right, or vice versa, right? We did right? You did wrong, you did wrong. We did stop. So that type of arguing back and forth, which never stops, right? If you're in a non Muslim country, it's not fruitful, especially when it happens, a level of a lay person and if you're talking to someone who has more knowledge, you'll understand that the matter gets complicated. And there's an opinion that favors this and then there's an opinion that fevers that I'm not saying that it is utterly confusing. I'm
not saying that there is no evidence from the Quran and as soon as that could that actually clarifies the matter better. But I'm saying the bridge filter is so rich, so rich, that for the average person for the layperson
it could be very confusing and you were focused on fasting is not
you know, pointing fingers at other people that they didn't do their job they got it wrong they this Sunday that but rather okay now the month of Ramadan is solid
We could have, you know, disagreed over one or one day or usually it's just one day. We started today. You started tomorrow. Yeah, but we still agree on most of the month, and no one that wants the month starts, right? What are you doing with it?
What are you doing with this month, so don't be so consumed by
the start or disagreements over the start of the month of Ramadan. Until
our situation generally changes, we're not going to have unanimity when it comes to that fast Muslim countries will decide the fast on different days, and accordingly, also Muslim communities and the disagreement is greater there because there's no one political party
to decide, but also Muslim communities in the West also will have will be fast in different days, this is going to be just a reality. So you do your best in sha Allah with it and you fast and you ask the laws of judo accepted. And if you discover later on that your mistake was wrong, it's not a big deal in show. It's not a big it's not a sin. He's just gonna go up a go go after and make up that for that one missing day. It's not a it's not a sin, it's a mistake. Everybody makes mistakes, countries, they make mistakes, that's financial. So don't we're not going to dwell over that inshallah because as I said, fit wise it gets complicated and there's no reason in sha Allah to
complicate your life and your understanding. Now, if on the other hand, you are a person who studies and you know these issues better and you know, the evidence behind it, you don't have to follow the nearest Masjid or your base Masjid
you can follow the correct opinion okay, but that requires insha Allah what study right why some study and understanding which also leave arguments aside.
So let's suppose for instance insha Allah that they announced in the month of Ramadan is going to start
okay. So because suppose that it is night for us Now, suppose for instance, if this is your night, they announced that the month of Ramadan is going to be tomorrow. This makes it the night of the first the night of the first what do you do with the night of the first there is pm, because that's the night that's the first night of Ramadan. So you begin with your pm.
last time we talked about the virtue of pm Ramadan, men comma Ramadan, amen and what it says again, who one who
does tm of Ramadan, out of Amen, and awaiting rewards from Allah as origin will have their previous sins forgiven.
So remember, last time, we said that within the 24 hour period within a one day, why you got two acts of worship, which is fasting and night prayer, both of them have the ability to forgive our previous sins, when done right with the proper intention. So now when I'm going in sha Allah to pray, and this is going to be either at the masjid or at home as we will discuss.
I must do it with that intention. Why am I am I are you standing in Sadat?
Why are we standing? What do you want from this Sunnah? So I'm going to be standing and we're going to be making will do I'm saying a lot about and all of that. Why am I standing? Why am I praying? 2468 Records and so on? Why am I doing these things? Why am I reading Quran in the what's the purpose of this entire Salah, this is an extra Salah I may be praying clear outside of Ramadan, right? But this is going to be more regular, this is going to be longer. So why am I praying this Salah? What do I want from it, just not a filler, not something that just gets done and then once normal, but just because it's some of them, they will Okay, I want something from it. So beginning
in sha Allah till the end, my eyes are on a loss, forgiveness.
And in the beginning again, just like fasting in the beginning, body's not used to it. Especially right if you have kids, and you know, teenagers, they're not used to it. So it's just it's a struggle to push yourself and it's a struggle to push sometimes your spouse, and it's a struggle to even push your kids but then you still will do all of that. And you say I'm myself, I'm exhausted, I'm exhausted just on my own. And now I need to also push others that mean any
disabled edge and await the reward from Allah as though did that, if I'm pushing them in Sharla gently and kindly and wisely
talking about you know, the benefits that they will get from it not yelling at them to pray. But you know, emphasizing it being you could be firm, but at the same time, why?
So, when you do that, yeah, it is difficult. But if it gets easier and it gets easier, and Allah rewards you for that, because you're making somebody else also pray. Again. I mean, don't don't
Don't turn it into a
an activity that people hate. Right. And by yelling at them, we need to pray and we need to pray now and you guys are this note, let's see, let's pray, Let's pray. And if it is, and if you're doing it at home,
prayer in domestic is not a possibility, right, because of everything that is happening so if it's not a possibility if you're doing at home, and it's difficult or it's more difficult on your kids on your family to stay to stand longer in Salah just simply because it's not domestic, it's not the atmosphere of the mess do or it's difficult in the beginning days. It's not a bad idea in sha Allah to just lighten the load a bit
and increase it gradually.
Right so in the beginning right, make it easy on them right instead of praying and the entire you know, full load of all of those rock as you can let them in sha Allah pray to rock as and then forecast and then just rest a little bit go do something else come back later. Pray to the rosary so you can spread it out. You can make it easier on them in sha Allah can make it easier on yourself so here when it comes the time for the pm the time for the pm is when it's after Isha see prayer Asia, obviously right? If you asuna and then from that time from the time that you prayed Asia till fed your time, all that is time for tm Ramadan. Now pm Ramadan. Okay, has other names, but all of them
are pm. So whether we call them telawi or we call it tahajjud, or we call it
is opium. So don't be confused by it. It's just like describing it by different names, what you're describing basically the same a bad happening and the same, were more or less the same time. Right. So Tara we Ischia tahajjud is pm pm Easter, are we? So don't be confused by it. Michelle. So pm Ramadan begins from the first night. So if you go into the masjid and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen that is good. Take your precautions and all of that you go to the masjid you pray and then you come back now, maybe a lot of people may not have that opportunity to go to the masjid. The ministers are full, they don't have the capacity. So that means that you're going to be praying at home. If you
pray at home. Just like last year, if you remember from last year, you can pray on Gemma, if you wish, as people pray in the masjid or you can create individually that is up to you. You can pray it in jamara. So the leader is that the the
the kind of the head of the household. So the man insha Allah He leads that congregation leads him in Juma some people may say well I haven't memorized much of the Quran. Am I allowed to hold the most half and radio show you're allowed? You're allowed if you have not memorized a lot from the Koran and you want to read more, either for yourself or for your family. really carry the most stuff and read and also be aware in sha Allah have the capacity of your family and don't you know get so carried away that you start reading one Jews and two Jews and what have you and the family behind you is suffering.
Consider how much you know they can take consider you know that it's at home. Consider insha Allah how much you usually would be able to pray when you go to the masjid. Try to duplicate that. Especially if you are leading the Sunnah, if you're doing it for yourself, you can make it as long as you wish, because you have control but if you are an administrator you have is if you're going to be the man consider them okay and as I said you can hold almost half male or female right if a female praying for herself, you can hold almost half male playfair praying for himself or is leading the Gema you can hold them as have insha Allah nothing wrong with that. Okay nothing wrong with
So you can when when can you pray as I said, you know, after Asia, you can pray right after Asia if you wish. You can delay it till the middle of the night If you wish, you can delete to the last part of the night which if you can, would be best which if you can, would be best. But it doesn't mean that if you cannot you shouldn't pray it at all. So let's say for instance, what is the best the best is and depending you know, you may not be able to do it. The best would be you go your prayer Isha hamdulillah you pray your sooner
you will engage in some other event like reading the Quran, I would add it because this is the first night you want to take advantage of it. You go and sleep. Then you wake up, let's say for instance, you know, two o'clock or three o'clock.
Right and you start your Salah, that would be best. Right? So honorable Hata Raja
And when we had united the Muslims behind one email, this happened at his time. He night he united, or the Muslims insider behind one email before they had different amounts like two behind one email three behind one email. He said let's unite them all behind one email. Because this is in fact, how it started with the prophets a lot. He was in them he prayed clear, and all Muslims followed him. But he did not want to continue with PR, because he saw a lot he was in them was afraid that it would become an obligation. Because if he stood in Salah
every night in Ramadan, and the Muslims, they got to know about it. So every night they followed him every night the following until it was a habit. He was afraid what if Allah sees this and he makes it an obligation that suddenly becomes an obligation like felt for
that could be hard on some members of my own right? So that's why he said a lot he was sitting did not come out on the fourth day to lead them in Sunnah.
So I'm not the Alo I'm who now at this time, there was no possibility that this is going to be an obligation anymore. So we united them behind one email over you look up. So when when he came out one of those nights and he saw the Muslims praying, he says this is beautiful.
Well at the end
it says but the one that they sleep, okay, kind of sleeping Miss is better than this meaning the time timewise
but it was convenient and easier like it easier it is easier today. for Muslims when the messages are open, let's say or if you're not even at home, it is a lot easier to pray after Asia.
So, if you are unable to pray that the last part of the night I say by all means insha Allah you pray your ha you pray your sooner and you pray.
If you can delay it, then it's best in sha Allah to delay it sleep then wake up and pray Your PA then you will eat your support and then you will go in sha Allah and for your future. So there would be best
how many other cars again that becomes an issue of you know,
you pray 20 do you pray? At least we can say that the prophets a lot he was alone never pray outside of Ramadan, right or in Ramadan more than 11
more than 11 mercaz why you love him because you'll have the width at the end. So preferably in sha Allah if you can take and this is closer to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa Silla
is though we were added to pray the whole Ramadan No, absolutely not. Tara we have asuna. So if we neglected to say this, that we are Thea is just the sooner so it's up to you, you can miss the whole thing and then nothing will be written against you. Right?
Nothing will be written against you.
So in sha Allah, at least I mean, but it's easy. I'm gonna say in sha Allah, it's you. There's no reason in sha Allah to miss it. Because it's so easy. It's so easy. So he said, what is the maximum? Or what is the sin of the prophets earlier? So let me say 11 It doesn't mean that you either pray 11 or nothing at all? No. So 11 was his constant a bother. So a lot he was in. And we said that there is that one Witter, that you pray at the end, meaning you prayed tarawih Have you want to pre 11 you pray to like as then two, that's four and then to that six, and then two, that's eight and then two, that's 10 and then one with it.
Okay, and when we turn right, or you want to make it The Witcher three, that's also possibility. So you pray to where to 2pm 2pm 2pm 2pm that's a and then you pray three o'clock. I that is Witter. You can do that in Sharla. Anyway, the way that you do it, you pray to Allah cows. The Witter, then you see Salah, then you stand and you pre wonder car, and then you sit in the Shahada and the new season that's the easiest way inshallah if it's confusing, ask ask about it inshallah. So that is the sin of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The other ways to pray it, but you want to simplify, so we'll leave it at this, but it doesn't mean that maybe today I'm lazy. Maybe this is the first day maybe I
am busy. Maybe I don't know. What
can I just pray to rock house? Can that count STM? Yeah, it counts STM. Just do what occurs
and then you will deal with it. Can I just only pray for an ad Witter? And can that count as my pm? Yes, it counts as your pm. So are you saying it's not difficult inshallah. So now I'm going to make it don't make it
Difficult on yourself or I have to either stand like that people in that email have been held on for an hour reading exactly what he reads. Or like the email of my Mr. Exact reading exactly as you read, or I'm offering pm at all doesn't have to be either or, or.
Okay, so you can do the 11 workouts like the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did, and you can insha Allah read one juicer, a day or a night, that'd be perfect, that'd be wonderful. Because you'll be able to finish the entire for unintentionally or unclear
or maybe you can't. And if not, we say Okay, can we not do the following to rock as especially if you're doing it at home with after you play the son of Aisha to work as of piano and then you would
that's it. Okay to work as a pm and you're waiting, and you're done. But let it be insha Allah with emotions, give yourself time. Give yourself time with them. time in your schedule time in your record time in your time in your asking Allah zillertal because this is the thing that you're doing. And you're saying, Okay, this is a better than I'm doing at night and insha Allah my intention is to do it every single night. And all of them will add up that perhaps I've done it with the proper intention, I mean, all my previous sins will be forgiven.
So that would be beautiful. So do it with that intention, not like Oh God, I need to pray an hour. But you're getting something from it.
You're getting even just imagine you know, so Pamela you're alone with Allah and just Allah slama descending on you and just cleaning you.
Cleaning your body just of these sins that are really poison the poison your heart, they poison your body, your poison your relationships, they poison your money with your poison, you're here after their if they poison your well being, you just don't feel okay.
You don't you don't live like it doesn't feel the need like you're living. Because of since imagine just this coming and just cleansing us all of sin Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is descending. And the more quieter it is, the more peaceful it is,
the better you will feel it will feel it and you will get something from it. And you'll be able to insha Allah to get closer to Allah through it. So this is the TM and this is the tarawih right? I hope insha Allah, that it is not confusing at all. It's very simple. And if you pray that at the masjid,
it's very easy right to replicate it and do it at home. If we're not going outside, and we're not praying it insha Allah in the masjid, right, there's an advantage to praying it in the masjid whenever it is safe, what's the advantage is that you have an email, and you will be able to listen to all or most of the Quran. And because you're with a group, right, you're more likely to continue more likely to stay till the end and Subhanallah I mean, there might be a higher dose of Emacs versus doing it alone. But it does not mean that if we are forced to do it alone, that we're not going to get anything out of it. In fact, it could be for some of us, right, that we will rediscover
something in it that we did not see before.
In that a better because I now have to do it on my own. I have now to push myself to do it. I'm not just going to skip simply driving my car somewhere.
Right? So making a while in return shall I've tried to answer that.
That because I have to do it.
I discover something in it. I'm not just simply driving and just arriving in the masjid and standing like that, just waiting for this to end so that I could go back home. Right becomes a habit here right? When I'm praying it by myself, I have the opportunity to end it whenever I want to end it.
I can extend it if I want to extend it I have control. And though that at times may actually compromise our commitment because I'm weaker at other times if you actually insist if you just pay attention, it can enhance your commitment because no one is forcing me to stand here and sign up. It is I wants to do it. I want to do it.
Right and that makes it any more personal and better. Insha Allah, Allah Allah
and if it happens, you know there's some people ask that, that you don't pray with twice in one night when it comes at the conclusion of your Salah. So let's suppose for instance, that happens. You prayed at the beginning of the night, after Asia, to forecasts then you pray do it. That's it. That's the conclusion of your Salah.
And then you went to bed
And then you woke up early before fidget and you felt that I want to pray a little bit more can I see Yeah, absolutely you can pray more. Well okay but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that my last part of my soul I should be with them. Should I also conclude with with? This is no there is no wisdom to Witters in one night. If you already have prayed with That's it, pray whatever you want later, right later that night that don't add water to it. You already upgraded that's fine inshallah you're okay with that. Right? If on the other hand, what are you going to do is that you're going to pray for rock as after Isha. Then you're going to sleep, and then wake up and pray for rock as
close to failure. We say, delay and Witter till the last part of the night after you finish all of your Salah. So with that should conclude your Salah, whatever that is possible. Right. So that's your intention. You delay your Witter till the last part of the night if you're praying and the last part of the night.
Since it's here in sha Allah, do I make dua while standing up in with your prayer? Or do I finish my salah and make sure you finish your Salah. So the note right when you're making the note write the note is short actually Allahumma Dini human has a too often if human is a total one, if you make the robotic leave him out, like the whole note is very short. But if you want to make a
longer do, the longer do outcomes either in your suit or after your Salah. But the note is not a long note, right? It's a really short note. Okay, and it's available in the books of Vica. When you read it, it's just a couple of lines. That's what you will read, and then you'll move on, right? And it's not by the way, it's not necessary, right that you would do a note all the time, it's not necessary, you can choose to do a note on your waiter, or you can choose not to do a note and your order would be just one record. without food. That's also possible. But if you choose to do the note, the note is not a length fee. Time for the app, it's just a simple
word words of data that you will say available in sha Allah, just go back to your his non Muslim, the fortress of the Muslim you'll find it there in sha Allah. So you will see that and you inshallah you will conclude right? So that's another thing in sha Allah because
I'm out of imitations sometimes, especially if you're the Imam and the mess into your home. You may think that just because you see it
done by some people that the note in Witter is supposed to be so long right? No, this is just the practice of some people there's some people just a habit that God inherited but if you trace it you're not going to be able to trace it all the way back to the sort of like Somalia incident that he used to spend such a lengthy time of Fortune actually you know, and if you want you can do your own research and you can try to find it go to the books have for how long right did he stand for that? Is there any report that he says to stay 15 minutes 20 minutes in that minute right knowing that is surely so that is also something to keep in mind right? Because we might think that on top
one means that if I'm praying at home It has to be a lengthy to up no doesn't. This if you want to make a long day out, right? When you're alone when your your your new or your own EMA in your sadu that's the best time in Charlotte. But it's not that.
So that we talked about the PR let's talk a little bit about the Koran. And don't I think this fall we'll have to talk about it in sha Allah next week. Pen insha Allah so the prior why the Quran also because that's that's the beginning. That's the night the first night of Ramadan. And if you're praying to read the Quran
if you're praying you're tm you're reading Quran or if you are also you know, just you want to like engage in somebody better in addition to the Sunnah of Pia, one of the best things to do in the month of Ramadan is to dedicate more of your time in mind for the Quran. So we said that allows you to access about a chair hold on hold on and let the own Zilla fee for the month of Ramadan is when Quran was revealed. So it is has this distinction. That month of Ramadan has this distinction of receiving the Koran
and the Muslims receiving the Koran in a sense, through the prophets a lot. He was cinda receiving it in the month of Ramadan. And in fact some other Hadith another Hadith says that other revealed books of Allah happened to come down in the month of Ramadan which tells you it's a month of a great connection between humanity and Allah as soldiered through His revelation.
And Allah's revelation is dissolved.
Also in his forgiveness So Allah is revelation and his sort of humor and his forgiveness they descend in the month of Ramadan
that's why in the month of Ramadan Ramadan becomes distinctly a month of the Koran.
Any Muslims with and this is traditionally I mean at this point having the habits of the scholars but suddenly the scholars from the tongue rasuu lice have a lot of us in them
gibreel every Ramadan with come down to study Can you daddy Shall we put on to study the Quran with the Prophet sallallahu usen
you said that's distinct.
So he said, You know consider here, the company and the activity and the time to tell you about how honorable at this okay?
You have the best of the prophets of Allah
with the best of the Prophet yeah Best of the prophets of Allah with the best of the angels of Allah reading the best of the books of Allah in the best man
so studying the Quran that is described in the Hadith, you there is a will Koran, it means that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would read and jabril would listen or gibreel would read and the prophets audience in them would listen. In addition, also possibly to understanding its meaning as a possibility, but at least at a minimum, one reads in the other listens.
And that affected the Prophet sallallahu wasallam tremendously as we will see inshallah next week, it's just it made him so much happier. Right? And we'll see inshallah the effect of it right but it made him so much happier. Imagine seeing gibreel every single night and listening to him reading the Koran and you're reading the Quran and we're listening to you obviously, right? So the company of the Quran gives this happiness.
So so it's because it's so distinct and so closely linked to Allah, we want to really focus on the Quran.
Okay, now, um, so what is our plan? What is my plan for the Koran in the month of Ramadan?
If we can ensure our life we can. Let's see.
Let's say they will give us try to finish it once. Let's try to finish it once and I know that we have different speeds of reading different contemplations. time wise constraints, I understand, but I'm saying that if it is within your means within your ability, and if it's not, that's fine if if your ability is to finish only 10 pages of the Quran, because you can read fast enough and that's fine inshallah. The idea here is not quantity, its quality and I want to here emphasize this part in sha Allah.
Now, you will see that some scholars of Islam, Shafi are no noted among them, and Bukhari It is said that when the month of Ramadan would come, they would finish Ramadan daily finish the Koran daily.
Finish the Quran daily. For you. Again, I even, you know, hesitate to tell you that there are some reports that says that some of them would finish the Quran twice a day.
Okay, please. Okay. Now, is this something that you should do?
Okay, when you hear that, is it something that you and I should do? I'd say no, I would say no. Why? For the following? One, those scholars, right, those scholars actually would read so much of the origin outside of Ramadan, it becomes easier for them to read so much of it in Ramadan. They look they're living with the Koran every single day. Almost right. So they read it all the time outside of Ramadan.
So yeah, when it comes to Ramadan, they even intensify remember the reading even more. That's when they can they can read, let's see at least once a day, they can do that. Okay, we can do that. But we don't do that.
Right. And if we, you know, if you say to yourself, I'm going to finish about the Koran, even if you can read, you know, very fast, I'm going to finish the Koran
every couple of days. You know, I mean, I'm assuming that you know, if you are not connected and you are You and I are not connected to the Quran, if you're just reading the Quran in one day or two days, you will not know what you're reading, and you're possibly not getting anything from it except just repetition of words.
Just quickly, just really makes you just want to finish, whereas I don't imagine that they use
was to read the koran like that even if he finished it one day even if they finished it in one day because they know what they were reading and they know the meaning and they've been studying this for such a long time so that is for them and the prophet sallallahu sallam says in the hadith right the one who reads the quran in less than three days does not understand it so this gives us all a minimum but if you are a person who wants to really finish as much of the quran we say you have 10 pages each day that's your maximum if you can if you want to
but that's your maximum that's mine why because you want to give yourself the opportunity to understand what you're meaning to interact with it for it to change you for you to feel it
for you to feel it so what is it handed in of course if you if you're just reading basically reading you still get has an a but i don't want us in sha allah is to spend the entire month when the month of ramadan with the quran and leave it on leave this book not feeling connected to it not not feeling that it's answered something and then a question that i had it satisfied a need i learned something from it
so you come into the salon and we leave the salon exactly as we've gained that's difficult right that's difficult
and we should not be done so for us insha allah you say at a maximum if you're going to read a lot in gelatin just a day no more than that but try to think about what you're reading try to stop at some of these ions start to interact with them strike try to absorb some of the wisdom of the quran that's what we want
and it's really ultimately is about the quality of what you're reading rather than the quantity we can have a person and if you're a person who reads the quran all the time you see we can see yeah read as much of it as you wish but if if we are a people and a nation and an old man we are who did read the quran outside of ramadan when it comes to our van we want to push ourselves in shallow not only to read but to read and understand and read and understand and absorb and hopefully apply some of it
and maybe that will change us i don't want us to be a nation or an oma of those who recite without understanding without the quran changing anything in them so the quran becomes what like foreign language that we repeat means nothing except that we think when we're sitting down repeating words that we don't understand and doesn't change us somehow this helps and maybe it helps but its effect is weak on our lives
it's very big if a lot has to do less as you unless it's me with the opportunity to be closer to the quran you kind of grab that opportunity and say let me learn something from it
and that's why i've decided to say quality quality because if you learn something from it maybe be in the desert and maybe
after ramadan you'll continue reading it
and you will become a person
of the holy quran
and that is that is that is the beautiful thing so it's not
i finished around 10 times in the month of ramadan it's also did i get something from it
and hopefully insha allah we get something from it not you know check on a finished finished finished finished right but rather i got something from it so that's what we want in sha allah so these are the words of allah as his origin and there's kind of a
they work in conjunction with fasting by the way they say fasting is an emptying we'll talk about fasting and sha allah with the start of the fast how to fire fast and it's manners we'll talk on danny next week inshallah we'll start talking about support and then the beginning of the fast and what happens in sha allah but just the quran in conjunction with fasting you say fasting is an empty
because you're staying away from and he's staying away from the desires and what have you but then when you empty you need to fill right otherwise you remain empty so what do you fill with the haoran comes to fill the body and soul so that fasting takes away sin takes a weak attachment to the dunya the haoran comes in and supplies the substance
that's why we need also to be reading the koran and making this dua and making decree because that's the substance that gets into our bodies and souls and minds as that fast is distancing us from our habits our sins our attachment to the dunia kind of frivolous distractions around us so they work together subhanallah one in the morning one at night
One of the morning one at night. So kind of like a, it's a, it's a course it's a medication that throughout the month is working on your body. And
so any one of the benefits of the fast, and the one of the beauties of fasting.
And that's kind of the balance of Islam is it benefits both your body and soul.
So we don't fast for simply or primarily the benefit of the body.
Right, it's primarily the benefit of the soul. But we also praise Allah. So just the death test also helps us physically, whether it is to
decrease our weight or lower our blood pressure or sugar.
Kind of just general well being right of the body, balancing the body, that physical health of the body 100 promotes the spiritual health.
They work together. And the spiritual health of the of our spiritual health also promotes physical health.
So it handed in that there is this balance.
But between the two, which one is the most important one is of course, actually the spiritual health. Right, because that's what remains. So it's also important that when you're fasting, and not simply fasting just to simply lose weight, or you're not to improve my health, or all these are beautiful benefits, but they're secondary to the main benefit which is what the pleasure of Allah xiaojin in following the Sooners, prophets or Islam, as we said, you know, the benefit of having the forgiveness of Allah xuejun so the more that we fast the way that the prophets Allah said and had fasted, staying away from the Haram applying the as soon as we will see in sha Allah even more so
next week, Allah rewards your fast, even more and more. So when you delay, we will talk about delaying your supper, why
eat your break your fast, quickly Why? So because all of this, again, as part of a formula. Allah wants to see that surrender to Him. So the law to send them to the law as though did and to the surrender to the sin of the prophets a lot he was in them, it's actually doing something, it's teaching you something, every small aspect of it is teaching you a part of wisdom, whether you're aware or not, you're absorbing it. And it's beautiful because of that subpanel. Like any doubt, you don't need to know
all that kind of embedded wisdom that is in it for you to absorb it. But the more that you know, the better because you will value it. And you'll say yes, this is why well, this is what I think a law student told us, it does teach us something. So
one of the things that fasting This is in sha Allah The last thing we'll say before answering questions.
Fasting is levels right, and we will talk about that next week. But one of the main things that fasting does is it detaches you from bad bad habits, it detaches you from dependence on the dunya and it moves you closer to Allah. So one of the greatest thing that it does, and we'll see in Sharla next week, how it does that and how kind of repetition of the fast helps in accomplishing all of this will laverna
So, next week in sha Allah will be meeting at the same time, maybe we'll meet in sha Allah at 810 810 just because to give people here
the area chance to pray and finish their method. So just around 810 810 inshallah, so instead of eight to 10 minutes after inshallah so that everybody can finish their Madlib and then in sha Allah, come comfortably in sha Allah, Allah
so we're meeting in sha Allah next week we have nilotic continue talking about the matters and the field of fasting the Minami Allah enable us inshallah to remember and practice what we have heard.
So I consider him to live on a cattle I told my children
the whole arm before doing anything something in small
in the small one before bailiff, they do it after reading put on one said now can I play because I have read for on? How do I mother can understand what's happening with them?
Are they truly truthful reading the Quran? Meaning like what I understand from it in sha Allah because it's cut in two parts
is that if you assign you know, let's say your kids, and they're not adults, right, right, they're not balanced yet a portion of reading the Quran and they do it and then one says you know, not Can I play right now because I finished reading the Quran. How do I know that they have finished it?
One thing I don't know, I mean, you can do I mean, of course, I mean, you don't want to ever make it seem like you doubt them. If they said I finished it, he said no, he did not.
But rather insha Allah, if they can read and if you have translation, right? Let's say for instance, there are some pourrons translations that are easy to understand. Some of them actually are for kids.
Let them read part of that translation. Right, and come and tell you what they've read. say, Okay, you've read it. Okay, tell me something about what you've just read. Because they're reading the Koran, but they're reading some translation as well. Right? So let them just share with you some of the translation all the Iowa's saying this. Okay, good, great, okay. And then Santa Monica, okay?
What is the appropriate age for the children to start fasting,
when inshallah they can take it, when they can physically take it, you can train them, you can train them in sha Allah. So some people, they have these neat tricks, I remember them. So from the tangent when you're growing up, you can train your kids, you know, they can fast.
And they naturally want to fast right, and you can consult you know, who the physician just to make sure it isn't going to be harmful or not.
Muslim physician shall up preferably.
But they can eat their breakfast, and they will faster lunch at a young age, and then they eat their lunch. And they fast till you know dinner kind of thing. And the new can be lenient when they were, you know, really young, they can break it a little bit. But now you're training them right to fast portions of the day. And then later on, right, you can shell off, they get approached seven, or approach the or eight.
And you find that physically, right, it's different from one child to the other, they can find that maybe they can take one day, you can try one day, and they can break it, they can stop. It's not an obligation on them. But they can stop, they can break it. And you find if you find no, they're handling that they're doing it at eight
or 900 fine, let them go ahead and do that. 1010 Some scholars say 10
is a good age, because that's the age as well.
Still not an obligation on them. But you do want to train them.
Right, you do want to train them, you're not going to be very strict. But if they can take it, you make them feel that to come in
handy now that you're fasting and you're fasting with the family and all of that too hard on them, you can break that fast, but you want to get them ready so that by the time that
they are valid, right? religiously, adults, they are used to it that you're not just introduce it at that time, could it be difficult for them so you want to get them and it's an it's an advantage to get used to it at a young age, because you don't resist it, it's not that difficult you are actually have practiced it before, and it's something that you are ready to do inshallah.
wait a second, there's a question here. While faster? Can someone take vitamin shots? Does that break a fast or is a fat person forgets about the ruling and gets their vitamin shot while fasting? Can they still continue fasting or break their fast? So I taking shots and shot a lot, you know, kind of injections, they generally say about it is that you can take an injection as long as that injection is not providing nutrition. So you're not injecting so for instance, something like glucose into the body, something that provides nutrition into the body, they say that will invalidate the fast right? So vitamins I do not know if they are considered nutrition, let me check
that inshallah and they are considered to be nutrition, they will invalidate the fast. If not, then they do not invalidate the fast so I do not know particularly about vitamin vitamins. Let me check that in show.
If they forget, and they take
there's nothing in sha Allah does not invalidate any fasting. Right? It does not invalidate any fasting. So if you forget whether you eat or drink or you take a shot, whatever, right? It does not invalidate your fast, but particularly about that inshallah, let me just check in sha Allah and get back to you on it. So because that I could, if I say it, I'll be confident that what I'm saying is right.
Anyway, inshallah so going back to the children, fasting would say
when they are religiously, adults, they have to but get them used to it insha Allah early on, and we have reports from the Sahaba that they used to make. This is early on in Islam when the children were fasting
euro was an obligation they used to make toys for their children. So they would distract them so that they would stop crying, they would not ask for food so they could fast the day. So the early age can imagine right at an early age they would get them used to fasting. So again, you know, insha Allah, you know,
your kids you know, if they can physically handle it or not, and I think insha Allah between the age of kind of seven to 10 within that range in sha Allah try to introduce fasting and Charlotte Allah
when it comes to that what is the priority in the month of Ramadan to complete the Quran as many times as possible or to read it reflect and internalize the Koran if we if we completed only once that's what I will say is that if you have the habit of reading the Quran outside the month of Ramadan and studying it
and contemplating it then when the month of Ramadan comes finish as many times as possible
because you already are used to the Quran and you read it outside the Ramallah If on the other hand, we don't do that outside of Ramadan when the month of Ramadan comes, focus on study and contemplation
because that is your and my opportunity to study the Quran right and maybe in sha Allah builds up into a better connection outside Ramadan. So that's that's really my advice depends on what you do outside of Ramadan. Right. So most of us most of us and unfortunately most of us are not connected to the Koran outside of Ramadan. So that's why I said for most of us read once in sha Allah read it once, but think about it and give you itself time with it read the translation, think about its lessons, learn from it, that's what we want to show.
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is it better for my husband to pray at the at the mosque or at home with the whole family?
will love them? Right? I mean, so.
It depends. See, it depends.
It depends. It's interesting question. So the rest of the family, so assuming the rest of the family is not going go and praying to them, or they can be praying clear. So I mean, it is you and I imagine you know, some of your, your kids and or your kids young, or the kind of older teenagers or even adults.
If he prays if he goes right, if he goes to the masjid
that means that he's the only one who's praying and rebola to them are not going to be praying. I'd say I would recommend pray at home. Pray at home because your Salah is there so that as well you move you motivate them as well. You lead them and saw that as well.
Right? But if we if you pray there and they'll have them they'll do their own a bada at home, then that's fine either way, you know you can pray a domestic and there's an advantage to praying in domestic obviously there's an advantage of praying you know, so that in domestic because the prophets volume seldom said right. masala umami had Diane sidefx. Could you help the Amanita no one who prays with the Imam until the Imam leaves it will be written for them as they prayed the whole night.
This is in JAMA right. who prays with the Imam until he leaves will be written for them as if they prayed the whole night.
But there is what there is the other advantage which is what is the other advantage if my prayer at home,
benefits my family. And my prayer in the masjid might I don't say harm them but deprive them of that benefit. It's a benefit your family might benefit your family and this is a Gema so maybe inshallah, by that you're teaching your kids to pray and that's an added benefit or you're you're motivating your spouse to pray. That's an added benefit. So I pray I would say if praying in the masjid is going to kind of take away from something at home, especially that they can't go and pray with you, for whatever reason. There's no space in the mystics, right, they're not receiving many
mousseline who will say okay, do it in at home because then the whole family inshallah can pray a lot
Is it okay? Yeah. Oh, Ronnie Coleman said, I'm doing follow the signing of the moon locally to start Ramadan? Or as long as we hear that the moon was cited somewhere, then we start from above is that?
That's the question right that comes up? Do we go with the local sighting or with the global sighting? And so I'll give you two answers. Okay, two answers at the very basic level. What did I say in the beginning? I said, Follow your misted. That's it. And forget about the issue of local citing and global citing doesn't matter. Okay.
Let me read this one. Is it okay, if I reject family invitation for weekend fest together as if you are burdened? Doing it? Are we okay?
let's go back to your question. Yes. local or global. So for that basic, average Muslim, just follow your mistakes. So because you want to bypass that argument, and there, what's the proof of this? What's the proof for that this person is saying this, this person is saying the opposite. We're not equipped to handle it. So at a very basic level, just follow your local mistakes.
The other answer I would give, which is that for a person who wants to understand this a little bit more, a little bit more, we say that some scholars say local citing, and there's evidence for it. Some scholars will say, global citing and there's some evidence for it. Okay. What I would lean to what I prefer is the global sighting.
Okay, I do prefer the global sighting that I've just seen somewhere. And it's verifiable,
correct sighting of the healer. Okay, then it is a correct sighting of the healer, that everybody should fast. Okay. But it gets complicated. It gets complicated. That's why I said
if you have studied this, or you know, in sha Allah, you have enough knowledge about it. There are ways in sha Allah where you'll be able to be maybe even bypass your local Masjid and say, yes, that's what they decided, but there's better evidence to say something else. But at a basic level, and shall I think it's just difficult for a lot of people. That's why we also find an argue, um, because we don't understand the other position and why is it's wrong or why you could be right. So I prefer global right, but Yanni
is just to simplify and just that's why I'm seeing your local mystic right.
pertaining to time to print Are we the last part of the night or after Aisha? We have six young children.
If after Isha they will join us.
She may not wake up for the last part. So should we consider her in our decision to create are we
well, if she's the youngest, right, when you want to you want to get used to it?
Maybe right I don't know how young she is right?
So if we, if we if if after Isha pretending that it's time to crater with the last part of the night or after Isha with that. So if after Aisha, she'll join us she may not wake up. So I mean, what you can do any I don't know exactly how you can if you can split it or if you've decided that you'll pray one time. So let's say for instance, you have a younger child, let's make it this way you have a younger child, if we pray after Isha
they cannot join us later for failure. Right? So maybe then you will decide not to do it after he should do it after failure.
After failure before failure, right after failure, it's not the same anymore. So maybe you'll not do it after a shot you'll just decide to do the whole thing before a two o'clock three o'clock, right? That's fine inshallah. Right? But maybe if you split it, it'd be difficult for them to pray this and pray that right. So if that's the case, if you split it, you can do both then choose one time. What is the best time to choose if all of everybody can wake up the last part of the night? hamdulillah you can. If it is hard. If it is hard, then don't make it hard. Just pray at the beginning. Because this is what we do in our massages right? No No need to make it hard on our kids and families and
now we're massaging with adults. What do we do? We pray after Isha? Why? Because easy.
You will meet it's easy. We'll make it easy and everybody and it's a panel of the moms. They made it easy on you and me by making it after Isha. Imagine if tarawih was before fidget, who would come so they made it easy. So if for the sake of our kids, right, and we want them to pray and we want them to get used to it. We can
With the last part of the night, we do it after addition, let's make it easy on them. As you know the message it had made it easy on us, right? Well lower.
So it says here hope I don't skip or miss any of them. Okay, my son is eight and he's listening,
is listening altogether Rocky is asking why Allah instructed Muslims to fast before the first fasting, like the very first day of time to fast. So why did he Okay, so I'll try to answer why did Allah as it asked Muslims to fast.
So Allah did ask Muslims to fast obviously, right? If you mean the beginning of very early on in Islam, because of all the benefits that this fast is gonna bring them. And it actually brings us.
So imagine, you know, imagine
that you want to run a marathon, right? Or you want to lift weights, right? And I'm like a 50 kilo, right? dumbbells or whatever.
You don't begin by lifting 50, right? Or you don't begin by running a marathon. You begin by building up your strength by making yourself stronger. So how do you make yourself stronger, you run every day, right? longer, longer, longer, until eventually, you have enough energy, and you can run a marathon or you lift, you know, every day, or every couple of days. And you keep adding weights until you can eventually lift a 50 kilos or 100 kilos. Right.
So fasting is like that.
Our Eman let's say for instance, oh man is like this, our faith
is like that. But it can't stay like this. Because if it stays like this, we suffer and we can't deal with life and you know, deal with sadness, we can do this. So what do we do we have to increase our email, right? How do I increase my email from this to this until it's great. I practice just like, you know, lifting weights. And that's what fasting does, it makes you stronger, makes you even stronger. And that's what a lot So Jen asked us all too fast.
Essentially, good question. I said that I was doing all too fast. Why? Because if you can give up food and water for Allah zuiden and you train yourself, then you can give up other things for the sake of Allah. When Allah says this is how and don't do it. You can say okay, I can I will not do it. Why? Because I've trained to leave things for the sake of Allah. This is why fasting is there. So it's an animal from Allah as the origin because it gives self discipline it that
gives you power over your own self and temptations. There are a lot of benefits in it and just it enhances your personality and might become better Muslims and better people. Because of it. I have control through Allah azza wa jal, I have control, not somebody else, right? Not the shape done differently.
during the last two nights of in addition to the eighth records of taraweeh, is it allowed to pray 200 later at night, like two to 2am in the morning, please advise you can split it.
You can split your PM, right? You can do any, you have an option during the last 10 you can move your whole pm to the last part of the night. That's one option.
Or you can keep it at the beginning. That's another option. Yeah, just right after a show, or you can split it to some scholars, they allowed that that you can split your Thea right so you pray one part in the beginning.
And then you don't create Witter and then you go to bed and then you wake up and then you pray the other part the last so you can do that in Charlotte so you can split it right and according to your question, right? According to the allameh who allow right receipts permissible right to exist not against the sooner to pray more than eight then they will say you can create after Asia and then at night mean like last part of the night you can pray to four six, whatever you want to someone about do allow it. So if you want to split it, you can split it in sha Allah or if you want to display eight and later on go ahead and pre more somewhat of that allow often shop online.
if you reward our children for a target that they've achieved during the reading the Koran and put on translation, is it okay? Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely. That's a way to motivate them, right. That's the way especially if they're young, right. And they need that motivation that that incentive. So absolutely finding Charlotte, I think
six years or six years old, I'm sorry, no problem. So So six years old. Okay, shortlist it's not six, but six years. So the one who's six insha, Allah, if you want them to join, and they're at an age where they remember and they can adopt that practice, if you want them to join Sharla consider them, consider them in your choices and show
back along with hamdulillah. There's a question here on Facebook. And let me try to grab it. You see?
Okay, what I can see here from it, I'll try to answer based on what I see. So this is it. Okay, if I reject family invitation for breaking fast together, as its feel it will burden doing turn away and preparing for that's the last word cuts off. So I kind of get what the question is saying that is, is it okay to reject family invitation because we feel that it's going to interfere with your taraweeh and getting ready for Ramadan? And what have you. It's so it's financial, I mean, just make it known why you're doing this so that they don't, they're not upset with you. So if in Ramadan, right, if in Ramadan, and the balance is always beautiful, but at the same time that if you feel
that, hey, you know what
we meet all the time where we can meet at any time outside of Ramadan and hamdulillah we have invitations, and it's not like we've never seen each other, or we will not see each other later. But in Ramadan, you know, for those precious nights, if I get invited, and there's just this food and those sweets and tea and coffee and what have you, by the time that I get home, there is no time for me to do telawi there's no time for me for PM, this takes away from the Quran. And I really don't want to waste that night. It's by all means just let people know that hamdulillah I so appreciate this invitation. And I wish I could oblige, but I don't have time this from other. Right?
Oh, tahajjud because it's normal here. Okay, so I can read the whole thing.
Because it's normal here break the fast that involves a lot of food in hotels, a lot of food in hotels. Okay, so somebody kind of invites you.
Somebody goes into invites you and the invitation is in a hotel or in a buffet and what have you and just there's a lot of food and a lot of time, because I would see us because
breaking your fast if thought is not about going to a buffet and eating all you can eat it's not about that, not telling you it's haram but it just does take away from the month and from the focus that you have there. And if it just eats up your night,
and you don't have time for the Iota, we're here for on your head God will you losing that night. And if you count a couple of invitations, three, four invitations like that, you're done. You're losing all of that. You're losing it. So it's okay insha Allah to say, you know what, once the month of Ramadan comes, it's going to be different in sha Allah, I want to really focus on something because when it's over, it's over. When it's over, invite me I'm going to come and try to get you to home, go outside and eat, he would invite me and I'll invite you but this month, it's just a Yellin ma do that very
few days. And then it's going to be over. So I don't want to just waste it all on just eating or socializing. So again, at the same time, right, I don't want to I wouldn't want to make it hard on some of us. Some of us just need some socialization and Ramadan, I understand that 100%
they just need it. They just can't live without it. We say do it in moderation.
Or they need to have you know, really good food and what have you we say okay, if you really need but at the same time in moderation. We'll talk about that moderation next week in sha Allah.
But if you are a someone who can say, I don't need that socialization in the month of Ramadan, not so much of it, especially not in ways that just consumes that much of the night. I don't need to eat that much food we say hamdulillah more power to you and Allah give you patience and focus and Baraka in what you're doing. focused on your data, dedicate yourself to it in sha Allah then after the month of Ramadan, you will have so many nights in order to eat and do whatever you want, but just invest wisely in
in Ramadan and don't waste it.
Some says we should pray one rock out to cancel out the water. The content What? Then continue the PR and then do with one or three records at the end? Is it a different school or school or something incorrect? No. I mean
we are talking
that if we have done three records and slept then wake up and decide to do more piano we do one more record to cancel out the width of no you cannot do that
if you prayed if you prayed your witcher and you finished it
and you went to bed
and then you woke up and then you said i want to pre more i'm going to pre wonder how to cancel the width the width is already prayed it's done the salah is over you can cancel it by praying one drug that it comes hours after the previous ones there's no connection between them right so the width is done is already prayed the intention is done is over so you don't need to cancel it anyway and hamdulillah it's not that difficult right you don't need to cancel it the only thing is that you just pray whatever you want to pray you just don't conclude it with wisdom because it's already prayed it's already done so don't worry about repeating the widget or canceling the widget if it's
already pre if it's frayed you've done your job 100 because it happens it could happen with a lot of us you pray you pray then you conclude with it then you sleep then you find out later i cannot sleep what am i supposed to do now but i it's hard for me to pray no go ahead and pray this it happens you just don't repeat that with it again let's say insha allah so the prophets are synonyms aim when they said that that last part should be with it is not to prohibit any salah after but to see that when you are planning you plan for the last to be with you and then conclude with that that there are some circumstances where it just doesn't happen right it doesn't matter
now michelle so this is it in sha allah for the answers for the questions in sha allah so next week insha allah same time being illa we're going to continue talking about
the manners and the fipple fasting thinking a lot about any questions you may have that have come up in the past when it came to your fasting if you have them please do ask them you can ask them and during the live sessions or you can send them to me and i'm sure i love the make sure allah to answer as many of them as possible now remember in sha allah to ask a to
the question about injections of vitamins we shall try to research that and let you know about it
i didn't miss anything
now so that's a little bit on i mean before we leave we ask a little bit alameen to
prepare us mentally and physically for the month of ramadan we asked him to pan out the honor to give us the best of intention as we approach this month so yeah a lot of but i mean make us those want to fast and do actually fast and pray amen and yt server so that our sins are all forgiven the big ones and the small ones were sql but allow me to make us of those will fast for your sake out of gratitude out of love out of seeking your forgiveness out of pleasing your hammer i mean out of wanting to enter jannah and escape from hellfire out of fixing their life yeah like give us all the proper good intentions so that we would fast properly and make it upon the synovial messenger so the
low it was in them and accept that fast from us and allow us to be of those who will make a lot of dough in the month of ramadan and accept our dua there except our fasting in it allow us to read the quran and accept our reading of the koran in it the music makers of the people of the koran allow us to be of those who pray pm in it and accept it from us and forgive us our sins through it whereas europe will allow me to allow us to approach the month of ramadan with proper repentance from all sins and asking for your forgiveness and also reconciling with those who are around us those we have wronged and those who have run this to forgive them and to ask for their forgiveness we ask you mr
to enable us to do everything that is good and to avoid everything that is evil to give us the best of intentions and to protect us from the worst of intentions who asked you i don't but i mean to preserve us in this life and to preserve us upon death and preserve us when we are resurrected yeah i don't but atomy forgive us all of our sins the minor ones in the major ones the ones that we know about the ones that we do not know about last year but i don't mean to rescue us from the temptations of the shaper from our own our own weakness and from the temptations of the dounia allow us in the month of ramadan to detach from the dunya and to attach to your hammer i mean does that
allah healer allah as digital bless you your parents and our parents and families and spouses and children and neighbors and communities i mean allah bless that allah mohammed salah bhavati you are sending me allah united as upon the truth may allah take our souls while we are following the truth and resurrect this upon the truth that he loves to subpoena more data we conclude by saying subhanak amano will be handing a shadow under stuff who will go out to eat a healthy diet up in alanine see you in charlotte next week baraka
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