Channel: Bilal Assad
Ramadan 2015 – Featuring Bilal Assad
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So Salalah alayhi wa sallam told us
that when Ramadan approaches, the eight doors of Jenna are open, the seven doors of Hellfire are closed. the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is bestowed the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala is released and the shale theme, the devils are locked up.
Why is it that Allah has kept every year, there is a month that comes and it keeps returning. It's a beautiful month that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us with although we are not supposed to be eating in the month of Ramadan, we have lots of food stored in our fridges in the month of Ramadan. Although we are not supposed to be eating in the month of Ramadan, the food that we do have in the evenings tastes much better than the same food when it is eaten or if it is eaten before or after the month of Ramadan. You and I know this, the blessings of that month begin the moment the moon is cited or the moment the month is announced automatically you feel the blessings of this beautiful
month but none of us has a guarantee that we are going to witness the month we are going to see this month not a single person has a guarantee that he or she will actually see the month of Ramadan.
And so many of us we have witnessed previously months of Ramadan and our lives have not changed maybe in Ramadan we became holy we became pious we became noble we read our Salah in Ramadan and once we saw the moon for for eat that day Salatu was not where am I right, but its effect. Then when Ramadan goes sometimes we put hijab month of Ramadan, Ramadan goes hijab is out. If we want to benefit from the beautiful month of Ramadan that is about to come. Let us understand. It is the month of fasting, the month of discipline, the month of taqwa the month of the Quran, the month of developing a link with Allah subhanho wa Taala the month of repentance, the month of making
resolutions so that we can leave the rest of the 11 months of the year leading up to the next one in a way that will please Allah subhanho wa Taala
shaitan has convinced us my brothers and sisters, that this is the month of activities.
Whereas in reality, this is the month of Eva. This is the month of worship.
This is the month that your soul and your heart has been crying for all year round.
This is the month my brothers and sisters I take an oath by Allah if you give this month it's Jew rights. If you give this month it's hard. If you work hard in this month one lie you will get from zero to hero I promise you
will lie if you give this month its rights. You will reach the stage of Olia I promise
this is the month my brothers with the doors of Jenna open
the gates of hell fire close
it's a month of mercy. It's the month of forgiveness.
So my brothers and sisters I do not want you to waste this month.
You know, because we get so caught up with group activities going and coming. We tend to miss you
know my brother's Sahaba while they took part in every congregational activity.
There was also that personal link between them and Allah Spano tala.
So just like how you come here for the beautiful salata, we're in Jamaica. This should be a good half an hour between you and Allah.
There has to be that connection.
And this month, my brothers I'm telling you about Gibbs.
This is the month my brothers were every night Eliza gel every night in this month. A las panatela looks down upon the summer
and he hand picks the ones that he wants and he says you will be saved from Hellfire Hellfire has been made Holloman you
honor Ramadan, the way it should be honored. Those who don't remember Allah, not in Ramadan and not even outside of Ramadan.
Individuals who are heedless of their obligations towards the one who created them towards the one who gave them good health who gave them wealth, who differentiated them from animals by giving them Apple by giving him the faculty of intellect.
The one who directed them to the dearest of treasures, the deen of Islam and other bounties. Yet, they don't pray
and they have the audacity not to fast. Allah subhanahu Wata. Allah says, whenever takuna Ken Levine and national law firm answer whom and fusa whom, Allah aka whom will facetune and do not be like those who forgot about Allah, so he made them forget about themselves.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
while I was sleeping, two men came to me, and they took me by the arms, and they brought me to a rugged mountain, and they said, climb up.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I am unable to climb up. So they helped him up. And when he got to the top of the mountain,
he said, I heard loud voices.
I said, What are these voices?
He was told that this is the howling of the people of the hellfire. Then I was taken, and I saw people hanging from their hamstrings, with their jaw bones ripped open and blood gushing out of their mouth.
And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said, Who are these?
And he was informed that these are people who broke their fast before the time was June.
if this is the punishment for those whose faster, yet broke their fast before the correct time,
how do you think the punishment will be for those who don't fast at all?