Iman Boosters Beyond Ramadan
Channel: Bilal Dannoun
File Size: 14.67MB
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad. While early he was happy he edged mine, or praises due to Allah He made the Peace and blessings of Allah May upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and upon all those who follow His guidance and who follow his way, until the last day, my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Today inshallah huhtala. Our presentation, our lecture is entitled The man boosters beyond Ramadan, and hamdulillah. A few weeks ago we Farewell, a guest by the name of Ramadan, and Alhamdulillah we had the opportunity to earn much reward and to increase our levels of a man and our taqwa just as Eliza was. When he spoke about Ramadan, he said La La Quinta de Pon that one of the main objectives of fasting Ramadan is to gain taqwa is to increase our Amen. And it's very important for this man to remain with us in the momentum of the Imam, the man to remain with us throughout the year, and not only during the month of Ramadan, or during special religious events or occasions. Now
we find that those Sahaba their loved one whom in the setup was silent, that would make for six months after Ramadan, that Allah accepts their good deeds that they performed in Ramadan, whether it's cm or pm or an re citation, do I?
So it's very important that we also follow in their footsteps. Now some people might be asking, What are the signs that Allah azza wa jal has accepted my fasting and that Ramadan was was very beneficial for me and, and that I gained a lot out of Ramadan? Well, one of the signs is if you find yourself better than what you were prior to Ramadan, if you find yourself engaging more in, in doing regular acts of worship, and different acts of worship, that's a good sign. That's a good sign of how Ramadan affected you and had a positive impact on you inshallah hota. Island.
It's very important to remain steadfast throughout our lives, despite despite the problems that we face in our lives. Allah azza wa jal Eliza gel, he tests us and he puts us through many trials and many tribulations. There is no reason whatsoever whatsoever to forget about Allah azza wa jal. So we need to remain firm. And we need to remain steadfast, no matter what is happening in our lives. We then put Islam to the side and we say, well, things are not really working out for me these days, when things start to work out for me, then I will get back on track with my religion. That's not the attitude that a Muslim should have. And we have, you know, many examples of our pious predecessors
who were going through, you know, calamities and trials and hardships, but that did not make them shy away from their faith and their commitment to Allah azza wa jal now in the Hadith that is found in Sahih, Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was approached, and the one who approached him said, Yeah, I saw a lot I mentioned your of Allah. Totally, only, Phil Islamia, Colin, les Allen, who hadn't bad luck. He said, Tell me
something about Islam. statement I told that I cannot ask anybody about after you. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said Tim Poole meant to Billa say, I believe in Allah
meant to be less than must stop him say I believe then remain steadfast have is the karma or remain upright. So Eman and St. farmer. The man is an action of the heart and is the karma for musta came would be the actions themselves that will water your Airmen that will nurture your Airmen that will boost your Airmen. So just like for example, if we had food in front of us
And drink in front of us. It is of no benefit to us if we don't eat it if we don't drink it, when we eat it and when we drink it, that is when we gain the benefit and the same applies to the teachings of Islam. The text the teachings of Islam will only be of benefit to us when we implement them when we read and we implement so Eman and actions they work hand in hand. So and hamdulillah but I mean
we we were very fortunate to be fasting the month of Ramadan, whilst many others will not so fortunate. So what can we do post Ramadan to ensure that our Eman remains high? Now before we talk about the man workouts, okay, the man workouts and the man boosters.
Let's talk about a man itself a man itself now the woods for a man is your faith, but
it is actually a little bit more than that. Now a man is not something that we merely yearn for without action or something that we gain through you know, superficial acts, you know, such as some people they wear a chain that says Allah or that says Mohammed Salah I sell them or they have you know, a
something hung hung up in their car, or Andrew Porter and on the walls that have put an okay, that's not what makes you a stronger Muslim. It's not about the superficial things, okay, that that we find around us. It's not about a man who's gotten it's not about you know, a particular look. Yes, certainly. part and parcel of being a Muslim is to adhere to the dress code that Islam has set and that's part of your faith. But when some people that you know, it's just have just this outer appearance of a Muslim but the inside is all hollow. That's not what's required of us. So as as the saying goes and Amanda Lisa bitterman nee while a bit Halle that he man is not something that you
just simply yearn for or that you just adorn yourself on the outside with. Laser, please send email no money, will I be highly? And then he says, I'll email no matter what color film was. A man is what settles in the heart and is proved and is proved or reinforced with actions with actions Amen.
And as the element have said, a man who is a man defining a man they said an Emmanuel Kowloon bill Listen, it is told it is words told and we say eyeshadow en la ilaha illallah wa shadow Nam Hamada rasulillah when you read in an email who Columba Listen What does the bill Jenna and and it is proved with your limbs doing acts of worship? While I'm alone? While I'm alone bill Java will have can so it's about words, and it's about actions. So he meant his words, belief, actions and the the methodology of Addison that will Gemma the methodology of those who adhere to the sooner we believe our belief and our creed is that amen increases with good deeds, and it decreases with bad deeds.
The more good days that you do, the higher your mn income the more your faith increases, and you become happier and you become more successful.
So imagine increases with good actions and decreases through sins and by transgressing the limits that Allah subhanahu Wata island has set.
Now the state and the condition of your Eman
is different depending on what you are doing. So if you're engaging in good deeds, your Eman is going to be flourishing and blossoming if you're engaging in bad deeds. Then your Eman is though and it's being it's having an effect on your heart. Now there is a hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith that is found in the collection of balani Hakeem
the prophet SAW Selim he said in a manner that indeed a man in a manner yes laku fie jiofi haidakhan. That it is, it is he said, It wears out, it wears out. It fades in and fades Layer Layer laco feature of the comb cam is laco
Just as it wears out in the heart, it wears out in the heart of any one of you. Just as clothes wear out or fade. In our clothes over time fades and it wears out. Your ear man also fades and it wears out. So he said, for first Allaha and new jack did he manage to become so ask Allah azza wa jal to renew the man in your heart, touch deed, always ask Allah azza wa jal to renew this faith to renew this Amen. So, our m&d brothers and sisters in Islam is in constant need of a renewal of hdwd.
Now, also we learn in the Hadith, or from the Hadith we learned that a man has a taste, the man has taste and in the Hadith that is found in Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, the family man that he has tasted, he has tasted Amen, that ba ba Ma, amen. Monrovia been here are the one who accepts that Allah azza wa jal, only Allah azza wa jal as his load as his
were were bill Islami Dena and Islam as his faith, Islam as his Deen as his way of life.
Whether Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam now viennoiserie Allah, and that Muhammad Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings of Allah be upon him is his prophet and final messenger of Allah azza wa jal by accepting and believing in only one deity that is worthy of worship Allah azza wa jal and accepting Islam as your faith and accepting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam as the seal of the prophets and messengers, and taking him on as your Prophet and Messenger, you will taste that even you will taste that even
know that doesn't have a taste. But in another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he refers to a man as having what as having sweetness as having sweetness. Hello, hello what will amen
and in the hadith of Anna's for the loved one who that is found in Buhari and found in Sahih Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Salah soon, Salah soon, man quitman couldn't see he was a double hinda holla with an Amen. If you have these three traits, these three elements within you, then you would have tasted or you will taste the sweetness of faith, the sweetness of mn an akuna Allah
wa Sula who have the LA Hemi mercy well Houma that you love Allah azza wa jal and His Messenger more than anything else, you love Allah and His Messenger more than anything else. What does it mean to love Allah azza wa jal and His Messenger more than anything else, that you implement the teachings of Allah azza wa jal that are found in the Quran that you implement the teachings of hammer solo, I said, that are found in the swindler that are found in the books of Hadith Bukhari and Muslim in Abu Dawood and Timothy and imagine and multiple in American Muslim Imam Ahmed and Mr. And all these other books of Hadith, Hadith that of course, are authentic and so here because not all the
questions of Hadith, as you know, are here or are authentic.
When you hit belmondo, lay you hit boo, inland Illa the second trait is that you love a person only for the sake of Allah xojo that you love others for the sake of Allah. So, loving Allah and His mysterium homicide and more than anything else, loving a person for the sake of Allah azza wa jal not because you want to gain any sort of material gain from that person.
Well, an ear Cora Anuradha, filco free by the it uncover hola hoomin who can Yahoo and you cannot have enough and to hate to hate it in with all of your heart and so to turn to cover to turn to disbelief
to become a disbeliever just as you hate to be thrown into the fire, having that hatred if you can have these three traits within you then you have tasted hello to Amen. Now, so we said that a man has a taste. A man has sweetness. Halawa Eman also has new light.
Eman is new. It is light in another Hadith
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, Ma'am in Allah kulu BeagleBone in LA Vela, who Sahaba he said there is no heart. No, except that he has a Sahaba. Sahaba is a cloud, a cloud?
Because a habit is common, like a club that appease, that appears in front of the moon, or that blocks out the moon, we know the radiance of the moon. Now imagine a cloud a little cloud that comes past it will, what would it do? It will actually conceal some of the lights of the moon but the more clouds there are, the light goes away.
So the cloud here the prophecies and they spoken about is the cloud of sin. And the more scenes the more scenes that you accumulate, the bigger the cloud the node is then switched off from your heart, that Amen. So,
the province Allah Selim spoke about this he said, Ma'am, nL kulu BeagleBone in Allah who Sahaba tune cassava till tomorrow casca Sahaba till camara, like the Sahaba like the moon of luck, the the the cloud of the Moon Bay in ml kamaru. The era that has a habit one problem. So while the moon is
radiating with light, is giving out light, then a cloud a piece. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, amen has a reality. A man has a taste, it has sweetness and it has light. And so Pamela, we find that it is this a man that penetrated the hearts of the Sahaba of the companions permeating their souls that allowed them to conquer many parts of the world and be successful. So, we are talking about individuals who shepherds who are not known for any great achievements. Many of us have another loved one whom they never had. They never had great achievements.
But through the men, and through the taqwa, the reverence of Allah azza wa jal, this man and this taqwa it transformed them into the people that we know today and who are allies of a gentle love by the angels and loved by the people. We have people like Abu Bakar and like Omar, and that holiday milliliter of their loved one who have deja calahonda. So, because they had that event, so he man is very, very important that we keep on watering, he meant that we keep on performing these Eman workouts, and the toxifying our spirit through the exercises of Amen. Now, I want to mention
a scenario or a scene from the time
of after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we have Rowbury in iron robear even if
he was a short, he was a short person. He had a very thin build. Very strong in his Eman, very firm, very humble clothing.
And sad. Even Abby will pass he sent a delegation to the commander of the Persian forces whose name is Rustom. His name is Kristen,
and rostrum had actually requested to speak to one of the Muslims to negotiate see if there's any room for negotiation. So we're very human iron. He marches in with the pride of he men and with a speed in his hand.
And rostrum says to Rowbury he says to him, What do you want from us, you want wealth, you want clothing, we would you know make you very rich and happy Look around you and around him with all these riches and all this all of this wealth and you know, lush carpets and find curtains and gold embroidered walls and silk carpets.
He said Don't you have any desire that we should list out some of these riches upon you. So rooster is trying to impress and trying to lower obey robbery even with worldly riches, with worldly riches and
Then Rustom turns to a very, and he says to him, man unto him, Who are you? What are you? What are you people all about? So Rowbury, he looked, and he listened. And he was unmoved by the offer, didn't care at all about the offer that Rustom is offering him. This is all material. This is all going away. It's all fleeting, it's passing away.
So then, so Pamela, Rowbury, even Iron Man, Allah azzawajal be pleased with him. He said, some words that will lie here, we should memorize and that should be written in gold. Because really, his words summarize what we are all about as Muslims, what the teachings of Islam are out to achieve. And he says, No comun if TAs and Allah who no fisherman shall mean a better tillery bed Illa a bed the tiller he was the woman the dunya Illa Sati her woman, Jo aurilla, Jan Illa Islam, he said, We are a people nano comun Allah azza wa jal has commissioned us Li, Lucretia mansha, to bring out whoever desires without force, the Lucretia mansha. Whoever wants to bring them out from a bed to a bed from
the worship of the worship, from the worship of people, worshiping people to bring people out from worshiping people mean a bed, a bed, a bed a tea, or build a bed, to the worship of the one who created the bed, who created the create the creation,
woman, the dunya and from the narrow confines of preoccupation with this world.
Woman the dunya Illa Sati her to its boundless expanse, woman, the dunya LSR dunya will occur in another nation,
from the confinements of this dunya to, to the
to the to the boundless expanse of this life, and the end the Hereafter, and the next slide, woman, Jody agenne, and from the oppression and the tyranny
and to bring people out from oppression and tyranny of the different systems that are out there, to the justice of Islam. Islam is a religion, it is a way of life. It is a dean of justice, of fairness. So very beautifully said.
And then he said, Whoever accepts that from us, we are prepared to welcome him, and whoever forgets for whoever fights us, we will fight him until the promise of a lot comes to pass. So then, Ralston says, and what is the promise of Allah to you? What is this promise that you are speaking of? And Roberto says, paradise, Jen for our martyrs, Jenna for us, our shuhada, Jennifer, our martyrs, and victory and NASA and victory for those who live that is the promise of Allah azza wa jal, and it was this sort of a man that we read about in the likes of Rowbury banana, what the Allahu anhu that gave rise to Islam for centuries, for centuries. And Allah azzawajal has promised. Allah azzawajal has
promised this oma has promised this nation nation his honor, and might, he has promised it Tamkeen He has promised it power, he has promised it Nusrah He has promised a victory and his He has promised it is left which means leadership and allies will promised all of this to the believers. And so we read Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What can How can I lean enough remote meaning it is the hack of Allah. It is the right upon us meaning Allah azza wa jal to give victory to them with meaning. The believers will be granted victory, but it's not going to happen just like that. It's not just gonna happen overnight. Because Allah azza wa jal, he wants to test the true believers from
the hypocrites from those who are who are not any true today in
And to their faith. So let's not be hasty and say Where is unassailable lies origin? Yes, I have no doubt whatsoever that the nosode of Allah azza wa jal is coming and is approaching and a loss of power Diana says when Illa Hilaire is to whatever suli he wanted me Nene, and to Allah belongs all the honor and to his messenger and to the believers, all that honor belongs to them. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what are the love who live in Amman while I'm in Lusaka, hottie latest refund, whom fill out that Allah azza wa jal has promised those who believed those who believed what I mean who saw the hat and who did righteous deeds, layers, the halifa known fill out and he said
that he will surely grant them succession to authority upon the earth.
So Amen. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam is essential for all of our success. And look at how many people out there unfortunately,
who claim that they are Muslims, yet they don't pray. They are involved in so many serious and grave sins, major sins, and so Allah azza wa jal does not change the state of a people until they change themselves first, Allah azza wa jal says lay you Hi euro la Hamada comin Hector you euro maybe unfussy him, Allah does not change the state of the people until they change until they change themselves first, until they reform themselves. That's when the muscle of Allah azza wa jal will come, that's when we'll start to see change. So we need there needs to be a change inshallah hota Island.
So, and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. Today, inshallah hota eila. We're talking about amen boosters, and
things that Muslims should not neglect throughout their lives. Let's begin, first of all, Ramadan has come to an end. But
fasting has not come to an end. But before we talk about fasting, I want to remind you, that
we should not neglect
our obligatory actions, that they are the most beloved externalizes origin, there is nothing more beloved to Allah azza wa jal when the obligatory duties that he has commanded us to fulfill nothing, do not allow for shavon for the devil to fool you, or deceive you in doing this or doing that, at the expense of fulfilling your obligations to allies.
Don't neglect your obligatory duties, because in the Hadith is finance a hit Buhari?
And it is a hadith could see Allah subhanho wa Taala has said, while meta carrabba la abishai in have la para la, that, my, my,
my slave, or my servant draws any need to me with nothing more beloved to me, than that which I have enjoined upon him. There is nothing more beloved to Allah azza wa jal than those actions which have been enjoined upon us.
When De La Bete Noire Philly had a bad day. And he said, my ad, my slave continues to draw nearer to me through the neverfull through the student acts, the optional deeds and this is the way to draw near to Allah azza wa jal. So Allah will love you when you perform your obligatory duties. But then if you want to continue to draw closer and nearer to Allah azza wa jal, then do the swindler deeds, the sooner actions.
So now, let's talk about some of the things that we should really put on our priority list of that will draw us nearer to allies that will Jen and that will keep our momentum
that will keep the momentum that we had in Ramadan inshallah, number one is fasting. Number one is fasting. So we said that Ramadan has come to an end, but fasting has not come to an end. And fasting is very, very beneficial, especially for the younger people.
The young ones who have a lot of energy, and especially, you know, going through you know, the
hormonal stage and that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he addressed the shabam the youth and he said yeah Mashallah Chabad man is Tata I mean Kumar has a word for in doodle basara what are some real firms woman in the midst of the family he was sown for in the hula huida
the professor says yeah, Mashallah Shabaab Oh youth whoever can afford to get married should get married for it helps lower the gaze and safeguard should your chastity and if you are unable to get married, if you don't have the physical needs, if you don't if the physical means or this or if you don't have the financial means or you're unable to give your spouse their rights. Then he said fast
family he the song for inner hula luigia It's a protection.
cm is a shield for you as a shield you from many sins. So if you find yourself falling into much sin, or about to fall into sin, then the prophetic recipe the prophetic medicine is cm and
cm has many benefits. In the Hadith that is found in Mohali Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said lay a sumo abdomen feasibility law that whoever first any any person
who fasts one day for the sake of Allah azza wa jal inlab are the low who
bizarrely Kalyan watch her who Annie nury Sabina halifa, except that Allah azzawajal distances his face from the from the fire
a period of 70 years 70 years distance from the fire.
And so it's recommended to fast as much as you fasting the six days of show Well, the month we are in right now the month that succeeds, the month of Ramadan, the 10th month of the lunar calendar.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Hadith that is found the Sahara Muslim, he said, Man sama Ramadan, from at Barrow synthon minchah well can can see me
that you ever fasted Ramadan, then follows it up in fasting meaning follows it up fasting six days of show? Well, it would be as if He fasted the entire year.
So how does that work? Because every day that you fast in Ramadan, is equivalent to 10 days of fasting. Because Allah has an Ad Astra. One good deed that you do, the minimum reward is 10. So if we multiply 30 days of fasting Ramadan, by 10, that's 300. And the six days of show when multiply them by 10, that 60 360 days of fasting, imagine now you do this every year of your life. It's as if you have fasted your entire life. And that's what the word Dharma means, like a lifetime.
So it's recommended. It's not compulsory to fast, any six days of show well, and they don't have to be consecutive. They don't have to be in a row. There can be any six days, the owner might have also stipulated the condition and that is that you fast the days that you missed and Ramadan first, that you fast the days you've missed, that were due to either illness, or you are traveling or a woman having her monthly is so fast in the days first, then fasting, the six days of Cherwell, and that seems to be the strongest opinion because a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said whoever fasted Ramadan then follows that up with six days. So if you fast for six days without making up
your days, you haven't fasted Ramadan, he has still some days of Ramadan. Some scholars also said you can combine your intention that you can have the intention of
have your makeup days, your makeup days and the six days of show well, so two in one, but there's no logic in that. Because how is it that some Muslims are fasting 36 days while other Muslims only end up fasting 30 and where is the words of the Hadith and follows that up with six days, so to be on the safe side, faster days first, then fast, then faster six days However, if you have too many days, too
May days to make up.
Then fast the six days of show when and then make up the days after show well, because in Islam when things become very difficult, they become some relaxation or some ease comes about Unruh either Dhaka, Tessa
they say when things become very confined and very difficult there is room there is room for some flexibility inshallah hotel. So another another day to recommend it's recommended to fast of course is that of arafa, which is the ninth day of the year, the last month of the lunar calendar, the ninth day the day of alpha for those who are not performing hajj
in the hereditary Spanish Sahara Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said that by fasting this day you can feel the subtlety of Kabbalah Kabbalah who was sent a letter by the who, that it wipes away the sins of the previous year and the following year, or the year after it. So, also another day to fast is the 10th day of Muharram, which is the first calendar month Muharram fasting the 10th day, and this is not known as Ashura, the 10th day of Muharram and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's a Muslim. He said that whoever first whoever fast this day he said accessible Allah He and Yuka Fira, a center, a little tabla that I he said that inshallah this will
wipe wipe away the sins of the previous the previous see and this is the this is the the day that Allah azzawajal he saved most of Prophet Musa Prophet Moses alayhis salaam from fear around and fear around drowned. And so we find that even the Jews, even the Jews venerate this day. Even the Jews would fast this day in commemoration of the savior of Musashi Selim, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he came to Medina and he asked about this day that they were fasting because they were Jews in Medina. They said this is the day he said Allah save Moosa say said when Coby musalman Kumar, we have more right to Moosa than you do. So he commanded for the Muslims to vos, and actually
that day that Ashura was the first compulsory fast before Ramadan, Ramadan came it.
Ramadan, then replace the compulsory fasting of Ashura. Another recommended time to fast every Mondays and Thursdays, Mondays and Thursdays and we find instant IV Deadwood and unnecessary
when the profits are low, while he was selling was asked about these days and fasting them, he said, Well, him and your other Anthony Weiner saw him that these are the days that actions are disclosed to Allah azza wa jal. So he said I like for my actions to be disclosed to Allah azza wa jal while I'm in a state of fasting, so that he is in a state of a bed. Of course, another another time to fast is the three days of every month, the 13th and the 14th and the 15th of every lunar month. These are known as a book or the white days. Now some people, they refer to the six days of show well as a normal build, but that's incorrect. Because the reason why the 13th and the 14th and 15th
are known as the white days is because this these are the days in which the moon is a full moon, and it brightens up the sky with its whiteness, so they call them the white days. And in the Hadith, in Bukhari, Hadith, Abu hora de la Juan Hamada, he says outside the holly the Rasulullah saw Salah he said that my dear friend, my highly My dear friend, mini Muhammad wa sallam he recommended or advised me to do three things slim sell acid, am and Cooley Shahar that I fast three days from every month work I tell you that I pray to god of blue hair blue hair is the period between
the sunrise all the way to law to pray to midday. And what what an hour Tara kubla and an M and to perform winter winter is that odd to pray that in an odd number before going to sleep.
fasting three days of every month again, by doing so every month of the it's as if you have fasted the entire UI because every one day is equal to 10 and that's 30 and multiply that by every month that's the whole year inshallah who Tyler
also from amongst the swinnen days or this week.
The days too fast. The most of the month of Shabana most of the month of Shaban, and Shabana is the month that precedes the month of Ramadan. In the hadith of Ayesha found in Sahih Bukhari
she said, I did not see Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first an entire month apart from Ramadan. And I did not see him first more so than in Shaban. The prophet SAW Selim would first much in the month of Shaban
and, and also some people they single out, they singled out the 15th of Shaban for various acts of worship. And all of these reports, week reports
and have no basis in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu it he was sending.
And of course the best type of fasting is the first thing of Prophet Dawood. Allah has sent him
and we read in Sahara Bahati that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He said that I have Masami in Allah He cmud would that the most beloved cm to to Allah azza wa jal is the fasting of Prophet dawu daily salad, he used to fast every alternate day. So one day fast, one day he would break his fast one day would fast and one day he would break his fast. So
this is with regards to fasting and remember, regarding fasting optional days, or days that are not compulsory, or makeup days, you don't have to have the intention at or before fudger time. You don't have to have the intention so you can simply wake up at even if you wake up after fudger at any time. Even if you wake up late and you've slipped in and then you intend on fasting you can simply fast even though you've never had the intention the night before, unlike fasting Ramadan whereby you need to have the intention before fudger for your cm of Ramadan to be accepted.
Now during Ramadan My dear brothers and sisters in Islam
we saw many people reciting the Quran and finishing the Quran and completing the Quran and being very intimate with the Quran very close with the Quran and connected with the Quran
and unfortunately many people now put put away the plan after Ramadan and it collects dust and then come next Ramadan they wipe away the dust and inside again Well ladies in the Quran wasn't revealed for Ramadan exclusive for ama, but it was revealed in Ramadan, but it was revealed for for every day of our life. And we'll lay that out and my dear brothers and sisters in a span it's it's like a compass. You know, imagine a ship. Imagine a ship without a compass. Where would it go? Would it go very far. It wouldn't. It needs a compass. Likewise, the Quran is our compass as human beings, it gives us It gives us direction. It gives us guidance, and will lie he might be brothers and sisters
in Islam. The Quran that is printed on the heart is better than the court and that is printed on the paper. Because that's one of the core and we want to leave a mark on our hearts and our spirits and our souls.
And so, we need to one of the men boosters is to recycle and throughout every day, we set them for an everyday day is an immune booster. So
Allah subhanho wa Taala
he says in the Quran, were known as zero man, any man who was she found the meaning and we bring down one as you remember and we bring down of the core and that which is that which is she fed, it is a Cuba she fed it is a remedy and it is a mercy for the believers for those who believe in it. So the condition is that you believe that it is the word of Allah azza wa jal
and of course Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, in hazal Khurana ja de la te he upon that this for an it directs and it guides to that which is most upright. Well, it's a book of guidance, it's a book of healing.
And in the Hadith, there is Chinese Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Keira and recite the Qur'an read the Quran for in La Jolla to malkia matuszewski and the US hobby on the Day of Judgment. The Quran will come as a shaffir as an intercessor for the one who would recite it, it will intercede for you it will say yeah, Allah save me Allah and to him
So if you want the Quran to be your intercessor then make sure that you are well acquainted with the code and that you will have a very close connection with the Quran
and said don't abandon the Quran, don't be from amongst those who have abandoned the Quran. And when there's a verse in the Quran that talks about this abandonment, that talks about this huge run of the Quran.
And the verse is the verse is Wakanda rasuluh Yeah, Robbie in the komeito who have an Anima Judah, oh my lord, oh my rub my people have abandoned will have taken this core and and abandoned it Maha Jumeirah in the roadmap, no giving a commentary on this abandonment. They said you abandon the Quran by way of not believing in it. you abandon the Quran by not reciting and listening to it. you abandon the Quran by not applying it as medicine.
In fact, you have for example, you can use it as a Rukia pull
out of business you recited over over yourself when you were ill. And over others Rokia you have abandoned the Quran by not using it as law
law in Muslim countries, you know, using the Quran as legislation.
So, there are many ways that people abandon the poor end.
And you have abandoned the core and if you don't make an effort to understand it, you have abandoned the core and if you do not implement the teachings of the Quran, so there's many ways of abandoning abandoning the Quran. And one of the ways of abandoning the Quran is by not reciting the Quran by not reading the Quran, very, very important in shallow Thailand, post Ramadan.
And of course, after Ramadan, another workout, another e man booster is decree law, the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal
and when you remember Allah azza wa jal, Allah remembers you, when you are constantly remembering him with your words, not just remembering in your mind, in your heart in your brain, but remembering by really by articulating words of remembrance. So we have for example, one of the Sahaba he said, I know when Allah remembers me, and they asked him, How do you know how do you know Allah is remembering you? He said Allah in the foot and says, the core Rooney core can remember me and I will remember you for the koroni as kokoon and
in the Hadith found in Bukhari, and Muslim the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, methodology method will levy the likeness of the one allele. Yet the Kuru rock Babu, the one who remembers his Lord, his robe will lay the lay of kurumba, who and the one who does not remember his Lord, through words of remembrance, chemistry, he will make it it's like the example of the living and the dead. One person is living and one person is dead, is a world of difference between the two. And that's what we need to do we need to moisturize our tongues with the remembrance of Allah azza wa jal whether we say Subhana Allah and hamdulillah La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar Allah Subhana
Allah will be handy here so Pamela Levine whether it's the remembrance after eight solar, you know reciting a delicacy reciting the three poles called hula hula had another follow up and an S and the three calls being recited three times each, after the budget and after the McRib, salette or after some salad for the evening times. Also, for example, before you go to sleep, the guard before going to sleep, the God of the morning and the evening that fortify you and protect you from evil that is that is out there.
So, the one mighty brothers and sisters in Islam, the one who remembers Allah is alive, even if his limbs were shackled. If you're remembering Allah azza wa jal, even if your whole body is tied up, and chained up, you find yourself alive.
And the one who doesn't remember Allah azza wa jal is dead, even though he roams. Even though he roams between the living he's walking about but really he is not remembering Allah azza wa jal, it's like a dead person.
don't become heedless, towards remembering the Creator of the heavens and the earth, the creator of every living
Fill in your body. Allies so
don't forget about allies we just so he doesn't forget about you. When a conical Lavina sola and Sal whom and for whom Don't be like those who forgot about Allah so Allah made them forget about their own selves.
Natural Law have fantasea whom Allah says in the Quran they forgot about Allah say he forgot about them, he left them to their own, to deal with themselves by themself.
And we have many Hadith to talk about this. So, these words of remembrance, they're like vitamins for our soul, you know, some people they take a multivitamin every morning and every evening and they take different types of pills, to, to you know, keep them happy and to to make the whole body any their physical body function very well and likewise, we must not be neglecting our spiritual body, our spiritual meaning.
Also from amongst the amen boosters of course, is to pray the, the praise at the masjid, to pray in German during Ramadan many Muslims, they pray in the masjid most of their prayers and after Ramadan, the tea. It says if any Subhanallah we have people who worship Allah azza wa jal
and he in Ramadan, and it's as if helaas end after Ramadan
Allah unexist Ramadan
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, Have you Lu Allah Salatu was selected booster wakulla he carnitine maintain the prayers and the middle prayer were Kumu hear the word the verb kuhmo as is addressing all of you stand before Allah developed devotedly to doing so collectively in Gemma.
So there is much reward in
attending the Gemma I pray you know receiving some 27 times more rewards and one duration 25 one duration 27 times more reward for every footstep that you take towards the message is rewarded. Okay.
And of course, from amongst the MN boosters is to give sadaqa sadaqa is very very important. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam, especially today we have many people around the Muslim world that are poverty that are going through much any
poverty and hardship and struggles to always give sadaqa always gives us the cleanness and the Ramadan. The professor Selim was very generous in Ramadan more so than any other month but we shouldn't have given for the outside of Ramadan inshallah who Thailand and South Africa as you know, it's a proof of your Amen. It's a premium settlements proof sadaqa comes from evidence sick. Right. It's a truthfulness of your Eman and your love of Allah azza wa jal
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says a shape on dokumen fakra morrocan build fascia he will love who you are a newcomer felucca, minha shavon shavon Satan, he promises you poverty. That's why he's whispering to you don't give don't spend. He's because you know, that's what if you follow if you really follow what the shaitaan is commanding and enjoying then he's really commanding you to be you're going to be you're going to really end up a poor Muslim. When Moroccan will fascia and he enjoys lewdness, but Allah azza wa jal.
He promises you muster forgiveness and bounty from him. And of course, Allah subhanho wa Taala he says lentinan will
turn Philco min metal head bone that you will not attain better, you will not attain piety until you start to to spend from that which you love. That's when you are gaining the pie to shallow tile when you get from that which you love.
And on the dove and in the Hadith that is Phantom Bihari Muslim Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said my main comment I had in inla was so you can remove Allah subhana wa Tada. There is not one of you except Allah azza wa jal will speak to you without judgment. Les Sabina, who were they know who told you man, you have no translator between you and Allah azza wa jal Nataraja man, no translator no interpreter for young guru to a man I mean who so the person the servant will look to the right
fella era in the in America and you only see that which he has put forward in terms of
dates. William Booth will mean who and he will turn to his left
fellow Euro in Let me see what he has put forward. Well, Guru Illa may have been a day and he will look to what is in front of him. Salah era Elon Elon now and he will see in front of him the whole fire. He'll see in front of him the whole fire till he right in front of his face for taco nirwana will be shocked I'm supposed to send him he said, fee the hell fire. Even if you have to give a part of a date half a date, a portion of a date in South Africa and it's something insignificant, something measly giving that fee Allah even if you just have to give that
so after Ramadan, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, let let's let's spend from the wealth of allies the wizard has given us
and from amongst the men boosters, of course, is to continue to repent to Allah so Richard, to always ask Allah azza wa jal to forgive you. Always. This is the characteristic of a believer of a moment. You see when Allah subhanho wa Taala he commanded us to perform Toba. He said what to do in a lie Hey, Jamie, can you help me noon Allah Allah come to flippin? He said, repent to Allah, all of you, Old Believers. He didn't so au halau soon. Are you Hellmuth kneebone are you who are disobedient? No. Because the characteristic of a believer is that he always turns to Allah in repentance. It's not something only that the the disobedient ones should be performing and the
prophets Allah while he was sitting, he used to ask Allah to forgive him at least in one duration 70 times a day.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and say a Muslim he said yeah a yohannes he addressed the people or people to go Illallah to boo turn to repentance to Allah azza wa jal for stuck through and asking for forgiveness for in need for in need a stuffed few Lucha tube, la philleo Mimi at a murderer. He said I asked for forgiveness and I turned to repentance, to in repentance to Allah azza wa jal 100 times a day 100 times a day that's the prophet SAW Selim. So how many times should we be trained to repentance Allah tala Elisa 1000 times if he's doing it 100 times you're doing 1000 times.
So also my dear brothers and my sisters in Islam pm Elaine in Ramadan we had Tara we, we had night prayers we had the head shoot, but this is something that's not limited to Ramadan. Ramadan
gave us the workouts and prepared us and gave us the foundation for that so that after Ramadan, we can continue to fast continue with our tarawih or your l night press continue to do for an recitation continue to make Toba to allies the agenda.
And so, pm relaly is very very meritorious and very virtuous. Also do i do i have my dear brothers and sisters in Islam and Ramadan? We performed lots of dry and dry is the weapon of the believer. The believer one of the weapons that he has is
and Don't be hasty. Don't say if I asked him I asked him I asked but nothing's happening. It might not be happening right now or maybe something is happening and you can't see it. So continue to make do and yes we'll listen to the to the to the mmm making almost every night during Ramadan. But you have to remember as well. Do I is not limited to Ramadan and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that I do I want a bird that when you perform do i do i is in and of itself. It's a bird. It's a bird.
It's an act of worship, especially during the times the any that law is accepted between then in between the third part of the night when you before you say a Salam or Aleikum in salette these are Moroccan These are places where do I is highly acceptable and very effective. Do I to Allah azza wa jal in your sujood. Juma on the day of Friday before as the sun is setting, just before most of the time, these are the best times to make do I
turn to Allah azza wa jal and of course, from amongst the best ways to increase your Eman and to boost your mn and to give you a man or worker is to seek knowledge is to learn about your deen expand it expand your knowledge about this beautiful Deen of Islam and its teachings
and today we find that the major factors
Which are the root of all evil are two things.
Two things which are the root of all evil. Number one is ignorance and
having alcohol, which is ignorance, not not having knowledge. And we find today that there are many of many people out there, okay? The reason why they are successful is because of education is because of knowledge. And if we also want to be successful, we need to make sure we also have knowledge, both Islamic and secular knowledge, both of them are very important to enrich our Muslim communities. And of course, this the second factor which contributes to evil is people following their desires, following their desires, and not curbing and curtailing and controlling their desires, it's very important to, to control our desires.
And so these are just a few reminders regarding Yoni after Ramadan, and things to to, to keep any mindful of, so that Allah azza wa jal can bless us in this life, and to bless us more importantly, in the hereafter. And I leave you with this verse, whereby Allah subhanho wa Taala and so to select
in verses 30 and 32,
Allah subhanaw taala says, In the levy Nepal, Robin Allah those who say, Allah is our up in Nan la Vina carlu Robin Allah, as you say, with the tongues and believe it in their hearts are a bona Arab is Allah azza wa jal through muster calm, then, and remained on the straight path doing those actions that we said doing the actions that help them remain on the straight path? path to Tennessee to LA Herman Miller, aka the angels will descend upon them, and let the half fool well as I know, at the time of death, they will descend and they will say to you, fee not and let a half who have no fee and have no grief. When I woke up shuru bilgin and received the glad tidings of gender they
give, they give those people who have amen and steadfastness they give them a Bushra at glad tidings of gender and let equal to two I don't know Alia, feel hydrated don't overfill era, we are your allies in this world, the life and in the Hereafter, while a comfy her matters to her unfulfilled and full circle and you will have in general whatever your heart desires, whatever your soul desires,
will accompany you comfy has melted down and you will have in it whenever you request New Zealand Minister of Foreign Rahim and accommodation from a load he was forgiving and who is merciful? So remember this, remember that this is what will happen eventually. Yes, we will work hard right now and there will be hardships and there will be challenges and there will be obstacles, but that is the sooner of allies in this life. And we asked Allah azza wa jal to accept our data Ramadan and to give us steadfastness after Ramadan, Allah Allah Allah sallallahu wasallam odaka Allah Nabina Muhammad Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.