Reviving Ramadan #03 A Day in the Prophet’s Ramadan
Channel: Ali Hammuda
Series: Ali Hammuda - Reviving Ramadan
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Can you give us a snapshot of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa Salam is routine during the month of Ramadan. Let's take a quick look. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would switch to a completely different mode when the month of Ramadan would arrive.
He would exert himself in ways that captured the attention of his companions. Here's a glimpse into the step by step routine of his day. And his night in the month of Ramadan. First of all, he would make a point of having something to eat for Soho, the pre Dawn meal,
and he would say to so how to offer inofficial hodi Baraka have so hold because there is baraka within Soho. There is a blessing within Soho, and he would say at the time of Soho Hello mo Adel Radha in Baba come to the blessed food. What is the nature of this Baraka this blessing? It wasn't specified. I mean, it could be a cure from all illness, it could be anything else come to the blessed food, don't miss out on it, even if it's just a sip of water. There throughout the day, he was busy with the recitation of the Quran.
In fact, Angel Jibreel will review the Quran with him every single Ramadan from cover to cover. And during the last year of his life before he passed away, he reviewed the Quran with him cover to cover twice. This engagement with the Quran in the month of Ramadan affected him in so many ways. And one of those ways was that his generosity would peak to even higher levels in his life, even though I bet he said Kalam maybe also Allahu alayhi wa sallam ordered a nursing Bill Haley What a cool feature here Ramadan, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the most generous of people and was the most generous in the month of Ramadan.
The energy Briella canaille who frequently lay lettin fishy Ramadan because Gibreel would meeting in every night of Ramadan La ilaha illallah the link between Quran and generosity and service to the people and he would break his fast as soon as the sunset he wouldn't delay it at all.
And he would say either kinda had to consult human value after Allah Tamil for eliminated for Halal mark for in the whole the whole. He said if you're a brand if you're fasting, then break your fast with the date. And if you don't have dates, then break it upon water because it is a whole it is a purifier.
And then after he'd broken his fast,
he would say the following to memorize it their habit vomit or Bethel letter rock was sabotage through Insha Allah, which means the thirst is quenched. And the veins are moistened, and the reward is established in sha Allah. As you have to say all of the hard work has become a memory. It's become a thing of the past but the rewards days now you know. And if he'd broken his fast at someone else's house, he would pray for them. And he would say after in the Kuhmo site you moon or Akella tabula rasa was solid alicona melodica may fasting people break their fast with you. And may the righteous eat your food and may the Angels send blessings upon you. Allahu Akbar, memorize that dua.
Occasionally, our prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam would engage in the practice of Westside, where he would fast
two days or sometimes three days in a row, in order to draw closer to his Lord and free up even more time for worship, although he, in principle, forbade his companions from this practice because of the hardship involved. And he told them that you shouldn't Imitate me in this. He said to them in the last 2k ethical, I'm not like you in the ability to handle Rubio to me while you're sleeping. My lord feeds me, gives me to drink, Allahu Akbar.
Then when the last 10 nights of Ramadan would arrive, it would it was the habit of our Prophet alayhi salatu salam to seclude himself in the masjid, in a practice called the RT caf to dedicate every second of the last couple of days of Ramadan in search for a leader to Qatar. And during his final Ramadan before he passed away, he secluded himself in the masjid, for the last 20 nights of Ramadan. His work ethic during the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan caught the attention of his wife at you shall be allowed.
She said about her husband can either Ashu our here or here lately, what I call the Allahu wa Jedha was shut down.
She said whenever the last 10 nights of Ramadan would begin, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would stay up all night in prayer. And he'd wake up his family, and he would prepare to exert himself.
Because you're drawing closer now to the finish line. In fact, how they felt even on your man is the name of a companion who wants prayed with the Prophet sallallahu. I didn't even send them during his night taraweeh prayer in Ramadan, and he said that he began with Surah to dakara, the longest Surah of the Quran. And I said to myself, surely he will conclude when he reaches the 100 verse mark, and he continued reciting so I said myself, surely he'll concluded the 200 verse Mark.
And then when he completed the whole surah he began Surah two early I'm Ron Chapter Three of the Quran the second longest Surah when he finished it, and then he recited Surah Nisa, Chapter Four of the Quran and he completed it. And then he bowed. And he was saying Subhana wa Vilavi for the same duration he stood, and then he stood back up for the same duration he bowed, then he prostrated for the same duration he'd stood. And he continued praying for the entire duration of the night until the law notified him that it was now the time for Avengers.
That was very important to note here that despite his enormous efforts towards a bed that worship, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not passive. He didn't dismiss his duties towards people, community and society. In fact, it was as if Ramadan had opened up for him a brand new stores of energy within him and his companions. And this is displayed so obviously, I'm proven beyond doubt by the fact that some of the greatest happenings of our Islamic history happened in the month of Ramadan, like the Battle of Badr and the conquest of Mecca, and other major happenings that we shall speak about in the coming days inshallah.