The Guest Around The Corner Preparing For Ramadan 2024

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The speakers discuss the importance of preparation for the upcoming month of centers of Christ, including not being afraid of failure, being a companion, and making goals achievable. They emphasize the need to commit to action, practice hard work, and keep up with daily activities to achieve their goals. The importance of minimizing social media and preparing for charity and fundraising is also emphasized. The speakers suggest ways to avoid distractions from social media and prepare for events like MAC Beyond and MAC Beyond F.C.D. to avoid overwhelming schedules and focus on hard work and discipline.

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Wa May Allah Allah Sudha Hua DeVos and I'll remember that all praise is due to Allah. We seek His guidance and his forgiveness and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil of ourselves and the whispering of our desires. From Allah guides, no one can misguide to whom he allows to be misled. No one can guide and I bear witness that there is nothing worthy of worship except Allah, Allah and having no partners and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and His messenger and his perfect worshiper. To proceed.

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Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and sunnah to Toba

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speaks to the Prophet sallallahu said about them we're not filthy.

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And after the province of Allah, Allah is Allah had went into the campaign of Tobruk

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and he returned back, he found 80

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or more

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hypocrites in the city of the province that Elijah sent him that had not went on the campaign.

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And they went Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam arrived, the first thing that he did was he set up shop in the masjid even before going to his family. He came straight to the masjid and he listened to the excuses of at some odd hypocrites

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and they gave him excuses. They said we use in our our our houses were unprotected.

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They weren't ready.

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And Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam accepted all of their excuses. But Allah subhanaw taala said, if Allah aren't limited in Allah subhana Dionysus to the province of Allah and it's Allah, may Allah forgive you. Why did you give them

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Why did you accept their excuses? Until Allah subhanaw taala makes a statement and he says, Willow Rajan horloge la de la hora de Allah says if they had truly wanted to go on the campaign with you, they would have prepared for it. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is criticizing failure that is due to the lack of preparation.

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Allah subhanaw taala is criticizing failure that is due to a lack of preparation. And he said if they had truly wanted to succeed, they had truly wanted to go with you, they would have prepared for it. The opposite of the men are filthy and of course, are the sincere. And the greatest of the sincere is the one whose name is acidic, the truthful Abu Bakr Nadia Lionel. And we see in the example of Abu Bakr, when Rasulullah sallallahu sallam was preparing to migrate to Medina. And he's giving permission for one group of companions to leave and this companion to leave and this companion to go and to migrate and to migrate and to migrate Abu Bakr all the law and who is not

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told to migrate and he has not given permission, and he has not told that he is going to make it with the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah has set it up, but because he was sincere, and he truly wanted to migrate with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he prepared two camels. He purchased two camels, not one, he purchased two just in case and he is feeding them with the best of feed these camels. Just in case the province that Elijah send them shows up at his house. molest them with his face covered at a time I showed you Allah Anna says during the day where the province from Elijah said Allah would never visit them even though he would visit every day. And he shows up during the

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middle of the day with his face covered and he tells Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu he says, I was commanded to migrate. And Abu Bakr says, assume by Allah, Allah, Allah, am I going to be your companion? And the prophets Allah like this? And I said, yes, you're going to be my companion in the Torah. I Isha says, As a young girl, I did not know that people could cry out of happiness, until I saw my father in that moment crying out of happiness.

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That's the difference between someone who's sincere, wanting to go on that journey. He's ready. I got the two camels ready. And someone who's not without Raja Raja Abdullah, they would have prepared for it.

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I say this as an introduction to our brief hutzpah, which is the guest that's around the corner of Ramadan

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and preparing for the month of Ramadan. We all know what Ramadan entails. We know this schedule. We know it involves fasting. We know it involves the hook we know that it involves reading the Quran, we know that it involves charity, we know that it involves that

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we know the routine. And we also know the feeling of Ramadan passing at the end of the month and us looking back and saying I wish that I had done more. I wish that I had taken better advantage. Oh Allah, please allow me to experience another Ramadan so that I can do better. And here we are at the brink of doing better. We are half a month away from Ramadan. And so the question becomes what are we doing to prepare for this month and I want to share with you inshallah data five or six quick tips. And more importantly, I want to invite you after this, but to go back and have this discussion with your family, have this discussion with your friends involve whoever it is that you need to

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involve, but to remind each other of the importance of taking advantage and preparing for Ramadan, so that when this guest comes, we are ready to go. Nobody runs a marathon off the couch.

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I don't know anybody who's ever done that. jumps right off the couch and tries to run 26 miles. That doesn't happen. Ramadan is 30 days we know that it's a marathon. So let's prepare. So the first

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the first of the things that I want to mention is to simply intend to do good in Ramadan.

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intend to do good because if a person intends and says sincerely committed to Allah subhanaw taala I am going to pray the nights of Ramadan, even if a person becomes impeded

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for whatever impediment comes their way whether it's sickness or whether it's traveled, they get that reward because they intended to do it they committed to doing it for person commits to giving charity even if that charity is impeded, you get rewarded, your intentions will actually allow you to reach levels that your actions don't reach. And so the first is committing to

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the first is intending The second is to start practicing or even before that is to have goals. What are my goals for Ramadan? What did I accomplish last year? How can I increase this year? Is my goal to read this much Quran? is my goal to attend these many prayers in the masjid I want to commit to praying this ngema during Ramadan. What am I

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thinking about those goals seriously, and trying to make those goals things that are smart, that they're specific. They're measurable, they're actionable, they're realistic.

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Don't sabotage yourself in Ramadan by having a goal that you've never ever accomplished or anywhere come close to. I want to read the Quran 10 times over and Ramadan, well, I've never even completed it twice. So let me actually get better in sha Allah to Allah and have goals that are reasonable and goals that but having goals is the most important thing. The second is to start practicing what your schedule might be like and to start building in those disciplines. Start building discipline in those areas from now. So if I know that Ramadan is going to include a lot of standing, and I know that I'm absolutely shattered by the fourth night of Ramadan, like half of the community is that let

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me practice standing. Now. Let me add a little bit of camelid. Now, let me make sure that I am fasting the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would fast more in the month of Shabbat than in any other month. That's part of the preparation for the fast of Ramadan. And right now we're in the three white days, the 13th, and the 14th. And the 15th this weekend, so maybe I fast tomorrow, maybe I fast Sunday, that I get ready for the month of Ramadan. Also, the third is to remove the decision making process as much as I can, Ramadan comes and we're not in the Muslim world where everything stops for Ramadan.

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Our work doesn't stop our school doesn't stop.

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And so we are juggling so many things. And we suffer from decision fatigue many times. And so as best as I can't, that I remove whatever decisions I need to do, what are my what's the thought of schedule going to be in my family?

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What's the calendar going to look like?

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Where am I going?

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To pray? What are we? What are the things that I'm going to be doing throughout the month as best as I can whatever decisions we can remove as a family before Ramadan, let us do that and let's commit to it. The fourth is trying to keep up with my my Quran and my ethical Ramadan. You know, the Dhikr of Allah Subhana Allah data is the thing that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam gave as advice to everybody who's too busy. Everybody who's too busy to do anything. The province of Elijah said them will tell them, let your tongue be moist through remembrance of Allah. And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam was asked, in the Hadith as reported by Ahmed, which of those who fast is best. And

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a thorough him Lila, he the Quran, the one who remembers Allah subhana data the most. Maybe I'm very busy at my work, maybe I am already annoyed or grieved that I don't feel like I'm going to be able to do as much this coming Ramadan, but you know what I can do, whether I'm at work or whether I'm at school, wherever I am, I can increase in my vicar of Allah subhanaw taala. And so making sure that my vicar is very strong, that I commit to the God of the morning, I commit to the God of the evening, I increase in the vicar that I make throughout the day, and putting up whatever system I need to put up for me to succeed. So maybe that's a group that

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I have with my friends or with my family members. And we commit to these gods that we make remind each other in the morning in the evening to make these Ascot but I commit to increase in my vicar during the month of Ramadan, and to increase in my reading of the Quran as well.

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And the fifth, of course, is the big thief. And that is social media and our attention.

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I know people who had Ramadan, they leave their WhatsApp groups, they leave their social groups, they go Zero Dark 30 for that month, and they come back on eight.

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Their return is more happiness to their groups on the day of AIT.

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Some people may leave a group never to return again, they're not allowed back in. But the point here is that minimizing my social media, but minimizing it from now, you know, and there are a million tips and tricks that a person can do. There's a million different apps that a person could do. But I'll just suggest one thing.

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You know, in the, in the world of digital minimalism, they talk about this a lot, which is that if you cannot delete the social media apps for whatever reason, during Ramadan, that you if you have a desktop that you move those apps from your phone to your desktop, and it becomes a completely different experience. And so I still have Facebook, but I have it on my desktop instead of on my phone, so I'm not carrying it with me everywhere. I can still check it at times during the day. But I minimize it, Instagram, all of these apps, all of the most popular apps have a desktop version. And so I put on my desktop instead of on my phone, I can still check in daily. But checking in on

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your left on your desktop or your laptop is much different than checking in on your phone.

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minimizing your social media as best as you can. And the sixth is preparing your charity.

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Preparing your charity. We all know Ramadan has fundraisers. I have a big surprise for you. You are going to walk into many fundraisers in Ramadan.

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And you're going to go online and you're going to see many fundraisers This is the nature of Ramadan. Rasulullah sallallahu sallam was actually my Hakuna Ramadan Rasulullah Salah

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Light s&m was the most generous that Ramadan and we all know that he was like the wind touching everything. And so preparing my charity from now preparing the idea of charity. You know what sometimes we take on extra shifts to prepare for a vacation. But what about in the next two weeks for example I take on extra shifts at work for the purpose of giving charity Ramadan, we know that it's going to be intense everywhere that we go for Lazada Ramadan we that's what we expect. And they are obviously deserving of every dollar that reaches them. But simply walking into Ramadan with the intent of I'm this year I'm prepared for charity I'm not going to be on another 27th night or last

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last nights of Ramadan not having anything to give because I wasn't ready if there's any year where I'm going to be ready with whatever I'm ready with. I'm going to be ready this year. I'm not going to be caught without competing in one avenue have said one of the greatest avenues of prayer in Ramadan which is the avenue of charity. So we ask Allah azza wa jal to allow us to hear the speech and follow the best of it. According to Mustafa Ali, we're looking for Zaffiro in order for Rahim.

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hamdulillah salam ala Rasulillah Why are you so happy Cinnamon Cinnamon cathedra for those of you who are just joining we mentioned seven quick ways for a person to take advantage of preparing inshallah data for the month of Ramadan. The first we said was to have an intention, the intention of doing good The second was to have goals. The third was to start practicing your schedule now as best as you can. Number four was to remove the decision making process. The fifth was to try to keep up with your car as best as you can. And the fifth was to monitor your social media. And the sixth was to prepare your charity we asked Allah azza wa jal to allow us to experience the month of

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