Channel: Ammar Alshukry
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and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah alone, having no partners and that Mohammed Salah allow us Allah is a slave and His Messenger and his perfect worshiper, Allah Subhana Allah says in the hold on, oh you who believe fear Allah as he deserves to be feared and do not die except in a state of Islam.
And Allah subhana wa tada says, all mankind, fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and produced from that soul it's made and made from their combination many men and women, so fear your Lord whom you ask each other by and by the ties of kinship, Verily, Allah is Ever watchful over you. And Allah says, Oh, you who believe fear Allah and say that which is correct, he will correct for you your deeds and forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, then they are indeed victorious. as follows.
We've made it to the month of Ramadan
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rather if the manager and others told her says that two men came, and they accepted Islam in Medina,
they were new Muslims. And so the prophet SAW a lady I said them then said, Who will take care of them for me? Paul has said, I will.
And so these two men lived with Valhalla.
And then on one occasion, the Prophet sallallahu, wasallam, sent out a campaign, a military campaign, and one of the men was killed in it.
The next man, the second one, lived another year.
But he died on his bed.
Paul hadn't obeyed the law, or the law and who saw them in a dream.
And he saw the one who died on his bed, enter into gates that Paul has said, looked like the gates of paradise. And so he saw that man enter in through those gates, and he saw that man come out. And then he saw the one who had died as a martyr, follow that man. And he entered in through the gates, and then he came out. And then they both looked at all hand. They said to him, it's not your time yet.
But how woke up?
And he started talking to people about the dream that he had. And they found it to be so strange.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he heard about their conversation and he said, What amazed you about these things? They said, O Messenger of Allah. What amazed us was that the one who was a martyr went in second. The one who died on his bed,
And then he said, How long did he live after him?
They said he lives for an entire year. solo solo la sala live as Adam said, he lives for an entire year after him. How many such days did he did he pray after him? And did he experienced the month of Ramadan? And didn't he fast the month of Ramadan? The distance that is between them is like the distance between the heavens and the earth.
And so experiencing the month of Ramadan, just being able to live
One more year to experience one more Ramadan is an incredible blessing.
And so beginning this month with gratitude, we spend six months saying Allahumma bolinao Ramadan Allah allow us to experience the month of Ramadan allow us to live give us the amount of breaths and heartbeats to be able to experience another Ramadan to live to see another one and here we are. And so we thank Allah Subhana Allah for that. I wanted to share a couple of things just as an introduction to this month. And I wanted to begin with the first being gratitude. But secondly, Ramadan is the month of taqwa.
And at the beginning of the introduction of the verses of fasting and sawtell bacara. Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you're living in quotevalet camassia Kama katiba Allah lithiumion Camila, Camila Allah.
Allah says fasting has been prescribed, it's been written for you, as it was written for those before you that you may experience dukla now there are lots of acts of worship, where we are not told the reason why we can't definitively say the reason why we do this is this. Or the reason why it is how long for us to do this is that there are many that we can't say we say at the end of the day, it's simply a booty or it's ritualistic Allah Subhana, Allah commanded us to do it, and that's why we do it. A lot prohibited us from doing it. And that's why we don't do it. But with fasting right at the introduction, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a reason or a wisdom why we fast. He
says that we may gain taqwa that we may have consciousness of a loss of Hannah, out of fear of Allah. Well, then the question to be asked, is how does fasting make us have Taqwa? This is the month of dukkha. How does fasting teach us duck? Well,
I'll give you an example.
When you are fasting,
today's Friday you showered before you came to the masjid. And when you were in that shower, and you had some water go into your mouth, what did you do with that water? You spat it out. When you're making will do and water goes just a little bit further down your throat than it's supposed to you spit it out.
What made you spit it out in that moment when nobody sees you? Nobody in the world sees you. In that moment. If you just had a little bit of your thirst quenched, you know that Allah Subhana, Allah sees you. And that's more than enough.
In a couple of hours when it's five o'clock or six o'clock and you're at home and you're done with work and you are thirsty and fatigued and dehydrated and cranky and tired.
And you could just open up your refrigerator door because you're all alone. And all of those problems would go away. And yet you don't do it. And so the question then becomes Why don't you do it?
The reason is, because you know that if nobody else sees you, a loss of hanno data sees you and that is the essence of taqwa. Allah subhana wa tada says, kulu Emmaline Adam law in law songs in the holy. Allah says in the Hadith, we'll see that all of the actions of the son of Adam, the daughter of Adam are for them except for fasting. It is for me, it is done exclusively for me, and I reward it. And so the month of Ramadan teaches us duck walk through this particular act of worship which is fasting. But if we were to go then and this same consciousness of Allah were to implement it regarding everything else that Allah subhanaw taala has made forbidden, then we would be of the
people of taqwa, which leads us to number three, it is the month of the Quran.
You see because fasting teaches us taqwa. And taqwa gives us access to the Quran. Allah Subhana Allah in the introduction to the Quran in Surah Al Baqarah. He says, Elif la meme that nickel kita volare Buffy, who then limited in this book is a guidance for the people of taqwa. And so the more you ascend in your dupois because of your fast the more access you have to the Orion because of your dupois and so Allah Subhana Allah has made this month a month in which the reading of the Quran is recommended and encouraged and the prophets the law it was send them as even a best told us cannot also lost the light and send them edge with a nice, what can I do with them? I have foofy Ramadan he
was the most generous of the people and he was most generous during the month of Ramadan. Why when the angel used to visit him God
and he used to study with him the Quran, review with him the Quran every year during the month of Ramadan. And so number three is that Ramadan is the month of the Orion, Shadow Ramadan and Lady unzila and who the Nina's the month of the Koran, the month of Ramadan, in which the Quran was revealed a guidance to the people.
And so of the goals that we should have for ourselves during this month is to increase our
Our relationship with the Quran. And this is an individual goal that all of us should have, you know, you will read from the setup that many of them would read the Quran in a single day.
And so they would do 30 Hutton's during the month of Ramadan.
You will read about Imam Shafi in particular that he used to do 60 HUD homes in the month of Ramadan.
But that's like telling a person who hasn't run a mile in like 10 years, about someone who would run the mile in three minutes. There's no there's no comparison, right. And so our objective is not to be like them.
But our objective is to be better than we were last year. And so completing the Koran once or completing in the Koran twice, but making sure that every single day that I am reading from the Quran, and I am establishing that relationship with the book of Allah Subhana Allah data, that I have a goal for myself. And I will tell you also that many people when they have a goal regarding the Quran, they keep it very, very privately, they don't tell a single soul about it. And that is fine and good and great if you accomplish your goals, but if every year I set out a goal for myself, and then I fail, and then I keep it quiet. And I don't tell anybody and I give up and I quit, then
maybe it's time for me to grab somebody by the hand and say, Hey, I have a goal this year. And I need you to hold me accountable. And I need you to help me. Or maybe I need to join a group of people. And all of us read the Quran together, all of us share our goals together, as the African proverb says that if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far go together. And so let me share with a number of people and then and you know what the Sahaba they knew, they knew how much the others had memorized. And if you remember from the Battle of Earth, when the prophet SAW Allah to send them had to bury multiple companions in a single grave, he would begin by saying, put
the one in the grave who knows more than the other?
And so what does that tell you tells you that the Sahaba de la in whom they knew that this person has suitable bacala, and this person has an advocate on it, and Ron, and maybe this person has half of the Quran, or this person has the entire portal on, they had a general idea of how much people had memorized many times.
Or maybe not many times, but some of us sabotage our relationship with the hold on by keeping it private. Thinking that that is sincerity, when in reality, it is just an excuse for us to not have a relationship with Iran. So number three is that the month of Ramadan is a month where we challenge ourselves to have a relationship with the Quran and to read and to read and to reflect on the Quran. Number for the month of the Quran, or the month of Ramadan is the month of generosity, even Ambassador de la and he says that will soon have lost the light as and then kind of as your domain of Ramadan, that he was the most generous in Ramadan.
We all know how Ramadan goes.
We all know that Ramadan is going to have lots of fundraisers and if you dare to leave this message to go and pray and another message so that you can avoid a fundraiser, you're probably going to walk into another fundraiser somewhere else. Everywhere that you go. And then you go online and there's a fundraiser and and and and right. I remember one time one robot.
One person complained in the masjid. And he said sure, how much are we supposed to give? How much are we supposed to give every night almost seemed like there was a fundraiser. And so he said,
give as much as you expect a loss of Hana data to give you the expected risk every day, two times a month Do you expect there is from Allah Subhana data every hour and every minute, then give as much as you expect from Allah Subhana Allah, and then hamdulillah it's been so facilitated for us, where you can give almost every day you can go on to one of these websites like launch good. And you can find 30 day in Milan campaigns and every single day you can donate a little bit of money, $1 $5 $10 $100 whatever you want to give, you can find the campaign you can find a project that something that you believe in that you want to donate to, and you can donate, and you can prepare
also for the last 10 nights recognizing that we know that in the last 10 nights that there was going to be fundraisers and all of these types of things. And so preparing for that the 27th night on the 23rd and all of that saving up a little money so that when the fundraiser happens that I'll be ready and prepared.
There's a beautiful verse in sort of the toboe where Allah Subhana Allah says widow arado hora de la hora de,
if the Mona 15 had wanted to go out with you or messenger of Allah, they would have prepared for it. And that's a scary verse even as it's beautiful because it is a loss of Hannah with Allah saying that you know what, if you had really wanted to take advantage of this moment with little little loss of alliances
You would have gotten ready, you would have prepared you would have planned as they say failure to plan is planning to fail. And so we know what the program is Ramadan, we know what the last 10 nights are. We know what fasting entails. We know what generosity is required from us. The only question to be answered then is are we preparing for it? And the last thing that I want to share is that Ramadan is the month of competition.
Ramadan is the month of competition, though so how about the law and home competed with each other and everything?
All the time, whether it's Omar Abdullah and who competing with Abu Bakar trying at least to compete with our work, whether it is the poor Sahaba complaining about the rich Sahaba jasola the habit 130 boo, you saw Luna commandos only way a Samana commando sama
him they're fasting like we fast and they pray, like we pray, and they give charity that we can't give. And so the messenger cellulitis and I'm then told them shall I not give you something Shall I not tell you something that if you do it, it will be a charity for you. Every Subhana Allah Al Hamdulillah died, Allah Allahu Akbar, that you say every single one of them is a charity. And so then they went, and they started practicing that, but then the rich heard about that, too. And so they started to do that also. So the poor came back and they complain to the province that the light is on them. And they said, O Messenger of Allah, they're doing it too. And he said, that is the that
is the bounty of Allah. He gives it to whomever he wishes, but what I want you to pay attention to is the competition.
Even Nayla to Qatar, when we were told about Layla to powder, when this, this versus or this series of verses were revealed, it came as a result of the Sahaba feeling the need to compete, who are they competing with? But so how about all the law on whom we're competing with a man
who the Prophet sallallahu to send them lived before us?
He was from Venezuela in and every single day he would go out for
he would go out in the path of Allah. And every night he would spend the night in Salah in prayer. And so those are haba were burdened by that.
They felt upset by that this man worshipped the loss of Hanna at such a high level for 80 something years, and we don't even live 80 something years.
The age of this oma is between 60 and 70 as the province of Elias and them said, We don't even live as long as the previous omas lived. And so Allah Subhana Allah revealed that he says in Anza now filelocator madaraka Mariela tirupattur Laila to address a Roman official, the night of power is better than the worship of 1000 months. This gift that we've been given as a consolation for our lifespans being short as a result of the competitive nature of the Sahaba. And so this month, let this would be a month where nobody racist faster than me, let this be a month where nobody gives better or at a higher quality than me that let there be a month. Let this be a month where nobody
serves more than me, let this be a month where nobody feeds more people than me, because the month of Ramadan is the month of the feet of Curatola Corolla, Corolla Corolla, with our motorhome, it is the month of
reciting the Quran and feeding people. let nobody serve more than me help more than me read more than me worship more than me, let me compete
with the diabetic affiliate and officer Medina few soon and in that let the competitors compete with some of the law that's in them hammered metal mostaccioli we're looking for stuck in the hole of the rain.
hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. While it didn't seem like a lot,
I wanted to conclude this whole talking about something that actually has just happened this morning.
And that is a school shooting.
And this time the school shooting. I mean, this is the 22nd school shooting here in the United States of this year. But this time, it's it's at Santa Fe, so it's very close to us here. And already they said the news counts is 10 students have already been killed today. On this Friday morning.
You know, I asked my I have a niece and a nephew. They're around 10 years old. I have a cousin who's around 10 also. And so I asked them a question that my parents never asked me.
elementary school, middle school, high school college, they never asked me one time but ask them a question. And I don't know what was sadder this whether it was
Add that I had to ask them this question or I thought to ask them this question, or that they had an answer for me. I asked them and I said, Do you guys know what to do in a school shooting?
And they said, Yes,
we were taught what to do in a school shooting, you're supposed to turn off the lights you're supposed to run you are, create as many obstacles as you can, and things like that.
And so, we have a problem with regards to the sanctity of life, the value of life, Allah Subhana, Allah says, actually, that it could contaminate Albanians. Why,
because of this, we prescribed upon the children of Israel, middle class and below 18, I've seen a facade and fill up for Mr. Patel, and message me, that whoever kills a believing soul, without rights, or to create whoever kills a soul,
whoever kills a soul without rights, or to spread corruption in the land than it is as if they've killed all of mankind. Woman, yeah, forgetting them in NASA gymea. And whoever saves a life, then it is as if they have saved all of humanity.
And so when we have these random acts of killing, and the prophets the lightest, and then told us that the our will not be established, until a person will kill and they will not know why they are killing.
And until a person is killed, and they will not know why they are being killed.
That that is one of the signs of the Day of Judgment.
But to come back to this verse, Allah says, Whoever kills the soul, it's as if they've killed all of mankind, but whoever saves the soul, it is as if they've saved all of mankind. And so
this conversation about gun control, or this conversation about what is restricted of firearms, it is a conversation that we need to have seriously. You'll see, of course, that people will send out their thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers, thoughts and prayers, and that's always all that happens. But until that changes, and who knows maybe that if we take action as a community as a society, that we will be written amongst those who have saved lives and whoever saves the life it is as if they've saved all of mankind. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to accept from us our actions We ask Allah to accept from us our fast, we asked a lot to accept from us our worship and our citation
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