Ramadan can live on heres how
Channel: Asim Khan
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Why you subhanho wa Taala are hydel howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or shall Ohmori Mojave Desert to have a colder Mojave desert in Vida Aquila with Arjun Bala Aquila, Bala infant now a mother.
There is brothers and sisters. That has been a week now since the end of the blessings month of Ramadan, a great season of worship. And we begin by asking Allah the Almighty or boulerice that he will gentle to accept all of our good deeds during that month. We ask Allah to accept our fasting. Our Salah was a god or sadaqa hour the 100 RPM Soleil.
All of the acts of kindness we did for one another, we ask Allah to accept it, may Allah accept it. This is very important.
It is said that some of the early Muslims for six months after Ramadan had ended, they would continue to ask Allah to accept the good that they did in the month of Ramadan. And then for the next six months, they will ask Allah to deliver them to the next month of Ramadan. And the reason why it's important is because just because you performed a good deed doesn't mean that Allah accepted it. The Prophet Allah salatu salam, he said in Allah by Yvonne, la la Caballo in LA by even Allah the Almighty, He is pure.
And he only accepts that which is pure. And something done in the right way. is only half of the equation. The other half is that it must be done with the right intention with the right sincerity and motivation. And now if you think about all the good deeds you did, you recognize that they weren't done really up to the best standard. And you don't know how pure your intention was in your heart. And so you become worried even though I did all those things. I fasted for 29 days and I performed that way. Was it good enough Allah to accept that is one of the day I read, the early Muslims will say to one another, a couple Allah Homina Homina masala Hala Merle, may Allah accept
from me and from you, all of our good deeds because they recognize the importance of asking Allah to accept whatever they've done because it's not really good enough, but in the whole, depending on Allah's mercy, that he will still accept it. So may Allah accepted from us all along, I mean, leaving the month of Ramadan.
It is important to feel inspired, and very hopeful of the future. The reason being is because during that blessed month, we were able to do things that normally were impossible for us to do.
We were fasting in the daytime and in the nighttime coming to the masjid the house of Allah to offer our Salah and don't bring extra in the fourth row we are and in the last two nights even more than that in the form of the 100.
We're giving more sadaqa than we ever given before. Were reading more Quran than ever before. We were standing and raising our hands to Allah subhanaw taala in dua for longer periods of time that we don't normally do.
And that is the baraka of that month that it is true that possibly part of the reason is because it is easier to worship Allah during that month because Allah has locked away the sheltering to Han Luffy Shayateen as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the devils are chained during that month.
But if you think about is quite amazing, because before Ramadan, many people could not fast even one day.
And then you're fasting back to back every single day for 29 days or 30 days depending on when you did your aid. before Ramadan, most people would never open the Quran and recite. But the same people during the month of Ramadan, we're reading 20 pages, one Jews to complete the entire Quran in one month. What happened all of a sudden change transformation.
Many people could never even dream of praying more than the five obligatory Salam. During the month of Ramadan, you're coming to the masjid, to stand for 20 Extra knockout or eight Exarcheia in the form of tarawih. And then on top of that, maybe with 100
It's beautiful. And it's also a proof and an evidence from Allah that we do have the ability to do it. That if we push ourselves and we are sincere with Allah, Allah will enable us to do those good deeds in a way that it seemed as though it's not the same person anymore.
And that goes back to asking the question, What was the purpose of Ramadan? Was it just to inspire us for 30 days to transform us for that short period of time? And that is all gone and disappears and we go back
Back to our bad habits. And we go back to neglecting all of those beautiful things know
Allah Subhana Allah said, yeah you will Alina Hermeto katiba Aliko Siyam who can quote him out in London and in comedy con la la quinta Khun believers fasting was prescribed on you like it wasn't those before you so that perhaps you would attain taqwa, you become a mindful of Allah, you will become closer to Allah. No for 30 days. But for the entirety of the year, the idea of Ramadan was to train us to discipline us to show us to inspire us that you can be a better person. You can do great things in your life, you can do the things that will enter you into paradise, you can do it for 30 days. In fact, you can do it for the rest of the year alone. That was the idea behind the
legislation of fasting in the month of Ramadan. And so as we move forward, we should reflect on what are we going to take from Ramadan, and into the rest of the year.
You know, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said something beautiful. He was asked, what is the most beloved de to Allah? And he replied, A humble ama with Allah. Eduardo, were in kala, the most beloved dates to Allah are those that are done consistently, regularly, even if they are a little, even if there are few.
And so one of the things we should be thinking about now is, you know, what, all of those different types of worship than I did in Ramadan, the fasting, the extra Salah, the Quran, the DUA, the learning around Islam, I did them on such a huge level and a great quantity. Let me not abandon them completely. Let me at least take a portion of each and every one of them and reintroduce them into my life. So that I continue to do them on a daily and a weekly basis.
There is a beautiful statement of Ollie out of the Allahu Duran,
the cousin and the companion of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam He said,
Let us definitely mean by Al Khalil fennel, Sherman akala minimum. He said, Don't be too shy to do something little. Perhaps less than that is a form of spiritual deprivation. What does that mean? It means that sometimes the shaitan tells you what's the point, just praying to raka when you should really be praying eight or 20? What is the point just fasting one day, when you really should be doing it Monday and Thursday? What is the point just reading five verses? You should be reading more than that? What is the point getting one pound in sadaqa? Everybody else gives much more than that. And so you shy away from doing the little
ollie or the alarm that answered, perhaps actually the reason that you can't even do a little is because Allah is stopping you doing even a little bit of height, alongside the sword, Allah Sidama to Allah, if you will ask Allah to protect us from that. There is this idea of my brothers and sisters, that when you do a good deed, you only did it because you had tofield. Allah assisted you in doing it. That is the only reason you ended up doing anything good in your life because Allah helped you to do it. Allah gave you the dough field to do it. But on the opposite side, if you never managed to do a good deed, it could be because Allah didn't want you to do the content. You don't
deserve to do the good deed. Your heart is so far away from Allah He didn't give you the guidance to do the deed even if it was a small one. And out of fear of being that guy, that person who Allah has deprived you do even a little bit just to make sure I'm not have that category of people.
This is an amazing way to look at your life. I'm going to do good deeds even if they are a little bit just out of fright that perhaps I'm not even doing a little because Allah doesn't want me to do it. This is there something wrong with me.
And this is something that Allah spoke spoke about in the Quran as well.
So to clarify, Allah Subhana Allah mentions
do not follow the people of Ghana called Bamboo and they Karina, though for those people that I have made the hearts heedless from my remembrance. Allah is saying there are some people out there that they can't remember Allah. But because they don't know how to, but because they don't have the Tofik from Allah to remember Allah Subhana Allah. Don't follow those people. Don't be amongst those people. Why? Because Allah has looked at the hearts and they are so rotten and they're so hard that Allah says you know what, I'm not even going to give them the tofield to do even at this you can teach Subhan Allah
So now that we move forward, we should be thinking about taking some of those good deeds. We didn't didn't Ramadan and reintroducing them, even if they are on a smaller level. But before we think about the good deeds, let's think about the things we should not reintroduce back into our life.
At the top of the list I wanted to share, perhaps in the month of Ramadan, there were people here that decided, You know what, I'm not going to spend that much time on my phone, I'm not going to spend that much time scrolling through my social media, wasting time on Tiktok and Instagram.
And they felt somehow that was a beautiful thing, that that helped them. It purified them, it made them closer to Allah.
Did you know that in this country, on average, a person will open their phone unlock their phone 150 times a day.
On average, a person will look at their phone for four hours and 15 minutes every single day Lone Star and out of the four hours and 15 minutes, what are they looking at things that will help them come closer to Allah the things that are polluting their heart, corrupting the eyes, making them forget about Allah.
So now that we are outside of the month of Ramadan, why not keep to that discipline, where a person says, You know what, I'm not going to waste my time on the phone.
If you find that too difficult to shut it down completely, then at least reduce it. Then yourself, you know, before I go to bed one hour before I go to bed, I'm not going to look at my phone, I'm not going to disturb my mind with silly things. Instead, I'd rather think about Allah. read surah Al Mulk. When we pray Psalm 200, and then go to sleep in the remembrance of Allah Subhan Allah isn't that better. But the verse is what I could do better than that. Maybe in the morning when I wake up, I will not look at my phone for the first hour with my budget, or Allah or recent Quran. And then I'll look at my phone. Some people, the first thing they do in the morning, look at their phone, the
last thing they do at night is look at their phone.
The first bad habit to break after Ramadan is to take control of your phone. Because right now many people the phone is taking control of them, Allah Hussin
The second thing to take control of and it makes sense is once die And subhanAllah for one month, we were controlling what went into the stomach. We're able to stay away from all those things that we love to eat, drink for the daytime hours. And that was a proof that we can control our stomach.
And it is very interesting that the problem is salatu salam he said Ma Ma the Miyun we are and shall remain bottom. And authentic hadith he said there is nothing worse that the human fills than the stomach. Reason being is not because food is bad. But because people tend to overindulge. They eat the wrong things that makes them lazy and they become neglectful of Allah and they don't feel like praying. They're not feel like worshiping Allah. It makes a person become lazy. And it creates other desires that lead you away from Allah.
So outside Ramadan, my advice to myself and to all of you is to think about what you put inside your stomach. Many people when they were fasting in the first few days they feel tired, they feel as though they don't have energy. But then as they go into the weeks of Ramadan, they feel as though they have more energy than all they find that they are more productive than normal. Why? Because now they stomach is under control. Now their heart is taking control and they find that you know what, what they were putting inside of them was not good for them. So now that we have less Ramadan let us not return back to our bad habits of our diet. Let us think about eating healthier. Let us think
about eating less. Let us think about being more fit for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and then in the next part I will speak about the things we can reintroduce of the good deeds Well, all of aliados stuff Allah Lee will accompany assignments to infrastructure in the whole pool of overhead