Channel: Bilal Assad
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They come important opportunities in our lives that are like no other.
Whereby we are able to achieve in them what we could not have achieved in others.
At the same time,
our hopes and intentions may go on and on without ever achieving any of them.
Today, by the Grace of Allah and His mercy upon us, we welcome yet another of these amazing opportunities. The month of Ramadan once again, the month of the Quran, the month of Ryu renewing our contract and promises to Allah, the month like no other month in the year.
So praise and gratitude is to Allah, the One who has extended our lives
to reach Ramadan. And so we asked him to complete his favor upon us by accepting our fasting and worshiping in it, Amin, ALLAH SubhanA wa Allah said, Oh, you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you, as it was prescribed upon those who were before you, in the hope that you will attain piety and protect yourselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala also said, the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down from the Preserved Tablet, a guide for all people, and it distinguisher between truth and false. So whoever is living at the time of this month, let them fast this month. But whoever is ill, or on travel, they may make up those days on other days. This is
because Allah wants ease for you. He does not want hardship upon you. So completed today's so that by the end of it, you gratify Allah in celebration of guiding you and in the hope that you become grateful beings. My brothers and sisters, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when Ramadan arrives, the doors of Jannah are opened and the doors of hellfire are closed, and the devils are chained up,
Some young people asked me, why do I still get bad thoughts in Ramadan when the devils are chained up? The answer to that is what the scholars said. It is in general, most of the devils are chained up, but you still have the shaitan that accompanies you. And whispers things but they are weaker, and they don't have much strength. Secondly, the shaitan is leave a little bit of memories for you just before Ramadan in the hope that you will reflect on what they told you before Ramadan and remember them. But the truth is they are much weaker. And everybody does feel in Ramadan, that they are stronger in worship Dante.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said something amazing about the first night of Ramadan. Do you know what happens in the first night? He said when the first night of Ramadan arrives the devils and the more evil devils
are chained up. The doors of hellfire are closed and not one door can be opened. The doors of Jannah are opened and not one of its doors can be closed. A caller then calls out an angel. Oh he who wants goodness come forward. And oh he who wants to who wants evil, desist and stop. And every single night in a month Allah chooses many worshipers who are saved from the fire as a guarantee. In Ramadan. The acts of goodness and worship are numerous in number and type. So choose and do whichever you fancy. For all the goodness is rewarded multiple folds in a way like no other month. Let Ramadan be your supporter and witness to get closer to Allah and escort you into paradise. I say
paradise. That's the correct word for the highest place of Jannah called fair dose. Otherwise Jana is called gardens for those is what the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, ask Allah for the highest place for for dose and don't settle for the lowest. Recite, read and ponder and reflect upon the Quran every day and night of this month. give in charity. Pray the days and nights add extra acts of goodness and worship which you didn't do before. Reflect upon your shortcomings and see what you need to improve on the most important being your own character. Look at your relationship with your parents and children, siblings and relatives. Look at your good habits and improve on them. Look at
your bad habits and work on putting an end to them once and for all. Take care
them one at a time and make the decision and you will see how much willpower you actually have. Beware of spending its nights on forbidden things on social media. Go to sleep on listening to the Quran, or reminders of goodness or do some prayers you can say, beware, beware of the biggest killer of good deeds, your tongue and your fingers in backbiting and gossiping and insulting others, and know that the biggest type of gossiping, backbiting, insulting and teaching bad things to others, is when you write it on social media, it stays and you are judged for it, even after your death. Beware of the sinister plots of marketing campaigns and advertisers in Ramadan as they seize the
opportunity to sell us services and things that are forbidden. Do not let them destroy you. My sisters and brothers who cook make your intention in cooking Iftar meals to get the reward of breaking people's past and Ramadan. Think of others as well, who may not have family such as international students and those who have become Muslims and do not have family to give them comfort or support during Ramadan. Remember that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said Whoever makes food for a fasting person will break their fast for them to break their fast on it will have a copy of their reward. So who is ready to
do their goodness in Ramadan and exert their energy to reach the highest places of paradise? I say what I say and I ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us and our sins so ask Allah to forgive you.
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thing to finish the whole Quran during Ramadan, this is a good thing. But the point that I want to advise my brothers and sisters is this. If you can, try to make time to read from the Quran with pondering and reflecting.
Look at the verses and I know that some of you don't know Arabic, try to make a time in the day to choose a Surah or two, to look at its meanings and what Allah wants to tell you in it. The moment you can recite the Quran and feel that the Quran is reading you. And you are really thinking about the verses or what they are telling you, then you are truly living with the Quran. Why not combine the two rewards together, getting the reward for reading, reading and reciting, and getting the reward for understanding contemplating and reflecting on what the Quran is telling you. For example, let's say you read from Surah to Girod where Allah says, law is her common column that a people mock
and really kill another people. Maybe the other people are better than them. And look at these verses and say to yourself, Am I one of these people? If I am, let me improve on this and stop it. Let me work this Ramadan or not being one of those. And I'm not saying just with the tongue, but also on social media. You read a verse which says for example, those who are very careful on their prayers and they look after their five daily prayers, ask yourself, Am I one of them? I want to be one of those whom Allah mentioned in the Quran, start to look at yourself and improve on that. Not just reciting verses and words without comprehending anything at all. My brothers and sisters, that
is where the secret is for Allah subhanaw taala has did say in the Quran. It is a Book which We have sent down upon you, in order that you may reflect and ponder upon it and know the meaning behind what the verses are saying, and so that you may remember and rise I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us the benefit of this great Ramadan and the Quran and make it the garden of our hearts. NUS Allah hakama Bella Ghana Ramadan and your team Madalena Shahara Bill Kabuli well follows the period when he want us to who be money he was with the Hebrew Academy and yoga Shara full a little Kadri whale Jilin me mongkol Maha Iman and YT Serban fulfill Allah Houma. Takata means MB, Allahu Masha
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