PS Keep Going! Revive Your Ramadan #30
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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim eyeshadow La ilaha illa lacz How do I know Muhammad Abdul water suhu Assalamu alaykum Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Who? That's it.
I've broken my fast for the last time of this Ramadan, maybe you have as well if you are in the east, so Salaam Alaikum and eat Mubarak to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia,
Qatar, all of these places East East east of that line Subhana Allah, may Allah bless you, May Allah give you the best. And you know what the guest has left? But what gifts has that guest left for us? What a presence has it left for us? That's what we're going to be discussing today. My dear, dear brothers and sisters, if I'm a little bit hyper, I've had my tea and I've had chocolate o clock, so like a little toddler who's had too many chocolates on eat morning. That's me right now. Alhamdulillah. And I'm also just really filled with gratitude for having done the 30 days. You are amazing. You're amazing. Allahu Akbar, Allah chose you and me. Who knows why he's so graceful. He's
so kind to be included in this blessing and my guest today. Allahu Akbar. I'm gonna tell you who that is in a second. But first of all, an amazing final revive your Ramadan. Please don't forget, press the share button right now to broadcast this to everybody who knows you and then they will get the hair and the blessing of it.
I'll give us a quick Hello. Who have we got here? We've got Sam from the Philippines. Hmm. Have you broken your fast yet? Might? I think so? I think so. Eat Mubarak physeal salam alaikum Salaam to Pakistan EAD Mubarak. Somebody Far East over there, Salam Alaikum. Who else have we got Abdirizak Salaam Alaikum all of you don't forget to share beneath okay. And as always, in these blowing embers of Ramadan 2021 please do take a moment to just do one more good deed support our Syrian brothers in need Salaam to Kashmir as well, that their problems haven't gone away their blessings. They will come from Allah to Allah but their problems are still there. And we are part of the solution if
Allah wills so watch out for these links. You can see here ch h Bismillah. Make a donation help a cerium inside the ad lib region today in Sharla. Just click, click and donate my guest today. A wonderful chef who's made his life's work to educate the world in the foundations of Islam Alhamdulillah May Allah reward him it's check below Phillips How amazing is that and check below. He's going to give five points on how we continue our Ramadan through the year. So clickshare Wait a second, watch this video, and then donate in Sharla and I'll be back in a second with Chaparral Phillips with some great advice on how we keep this joy going. Watch this video brothers and sisters
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So I was just saying check that the wonderful guest has left. And the temptation in the modern age of Muslims, I think, is to suddenly see that as a huge regret, I didn't do enough, I failed, oh, no, I missed out. And not to really, you know, cherish this amazing moment, I'm really see that we have completed a 30 day fast for the Lord of the Universe, and that the gifts are going to keep giving. And we have so much to take forward, I think of it like this show, in my own little lay person, wait, if you there are places in Austria, where you can go. And they kind of call it a sort of health boot camp. And they're quite, they're very, they're very difficult they be that you can go in
freezing cold water, and then you're in ice, and then you're in hot water, and you only live on porridge. And, and afterwards, people say they feel invigorated. And you really should, if you've been to a boot camp, and you come out and you feel worse than when you went in something's gone wrong. But we've been to the boot camp that Allah to Allah has written for us, full of blessings and full of renewal. So let's carry that on. How do we do that? Check, please help us.
This is a tall order. You know, because we've been going through how many Ramadan's in the past. And, you know, we're still basically where we were when we started this Ramadan. You know,
what difference did this Ramadan make?
I think most of us, though, we know it's supposed to be making a difference. And then a new step forward, and life should change. And we all realize and recognize that this is something that's needed. But reality is that we still tend to end up at the end of Ramadan facing it. And it's really the same as it was last year and the way the year before and the year before that. So you know, just as a
last shot at it,
making this Ramadan,
end off with a bang, you know, where we can at least give a last ditch effort to, to make it make a difference. You know, I'm gonna suggest, as you mentioned, three, five basic points, three of which are most important for the day of aid, we're going to use aid day as a template, in our template to work with for the rest of the year. Now, that template can be found in the day of eat itself, the first thing that we do on the day of eat, it's a lot to project.
That's number one, if we don't press a lot of budget, and we are busy preparing for the eat prayers and the eat celebrations, and we've missed a lot and fudger Hey, you know, we've just lost it right there, right at the very beginning. Because the first thing that our last month that I was going to ask us about is Salah, and this is not like regular exams and tests where you know, if you get 50% in in sukka and you get 30% in hajj and you get 80% in, you know, in
fasting and you get you know so much in your Shahada so you know when you add it all up, you you made it past the 50% mark. Okay, you got it. No, it doesn't work like that. What happens is that if you miss the fudger, the Salah, you miss the salon number one, that's it finished. You just lost everything.
So the fella has to be gutted. And you know offered during Ramadan, we spent 30 days where the prophet SAW Selamat said that the oma will be fine, we'll be in good shape as long as they delay. So whoever
and they hasten if far delayed so war why why delays or
because so war is
connected to what to 5g if you delayed so war and you stopped your, your your eating at fudger then the chances of you praying salado fudger is like 100%, you got it, you got it every day. No, as long as you stick with that. So you delay your support in order to ensure that you get your fudger.
So that's just telling you how important salaat is. So that's number one, to think about, you know, that we need to keep this thing alive. This was a key factor in our Ramadan, forgetting the rewards of Ramadan catching that fudger every day.
The second point was basically charity.
the cotton fitter, the cattle fitter
poor people are giving normally, during the month, we were trying to be charitable, we're giving to the poor giving to the poor, you know, we have our cattle miles, but the cattle fitter even the poor people now are giving, they're obliged to give as long as they have more than a plate full of food they can eat, they got extra beyond that, then they need to give
to others who have even less. So that is stressing the importance of maintaining a charitable life
a charitable life going ahead. The third point basically is the communal gathering. That's what solitude is a communal gathering
in places like the UK, the US and Canada, other countries where you have a lot of foreign communities coming together you know for Salatin aid so you have people coming from all over the world are praying together not to be
you know, this is like the hatch.
This is like a mini hatch. People from all over come they breed together from all kinds of backgrounds. However, this is supposed to be
linking heartwarming experience. What happens However, here I am in Qatar for example.
When he dissolved when when the prayer is over, you know then all the Pakistanis go and greet all Pakistanis all the Filipinos going to greet all the Filipinos. All the the Arabs go Jordanians, whether they meet all the Arabs.
Everybody has just fallen into this, you know, they call it What? nationalism, the nationalism, the disease of nationalism is still there. Because I don't have Jamaicans, right?
Everybody comes to me from all the different groups, you know, but the reality is that that's how it should be, you know, the problems are solved, as I said, I know that the best of people are those who give salaams to those they know and those who they don't know, not just giving to those, you know, who are the people who you link up with, because of cultural reasons and so on. So because this is what's killing the oma right now, this kind of an attitude. I mean, it's what stops us from being able to do anything for Palestine and to do what needs to be done for Syria, you know, and Yemen etc. We don't we because you know, that we're caught up in little groups focused only on our
own problems. The other people's problems we really don't have time for. So you know, this is this this Salatin eat is supposed to bring people from, you know, a wider
gathering of the local community, no matter how many people pray in one Masjid. Okay, they're just from one area. It's understood. I mean, we can't expect people to be coming from far north coming to pray in our Masjid. But when it comes to eat, then it reaches out beyond the regular local Masjid. So at least there are people, other families and so on so so it's like a mini mixture. And that's one of the things that we need to take out of
To eat also is that communal concern? You know, the prophet SAW Selim said about us being like one body and if one part gets harmed or sick, the rest of the body is in fever and, you know, worried about this part, that spirit needs to be revived. The fourth principle, oh, man,
you've raised so many good points that and we've got lots of people on the stream, brothers and sisters questions out the first three points, skeletal fauja and representing our select going forward, Zach cattle fitrah. Maybe you've got some questions about that even the poor can give, and the IID gathering the community perspective. So I I've got a couple of questions about the Salah. So I speak to a lot of sisters by the grace of Allah.
And they will the new sisters, and they come to me and they say, I want to wear hijab, but I'm struggling with it. And so one way of approaching that is to say, Well think about hijab like this, I think about who you represent, think about submission, but I always go back to the teaching of the Prophet and like you said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the number one thing in our you know of our pillars number two, after Shahada isn't Headcrab. Number two, after Shahada is are you praying your five daily prayers? Because if we're not praying, if we haven't got the pillars, everything else is going to crumble? And once the pillars are there, we're going to be strong. So I think, do you think
sometimes that side issues the believers can get kind of especially new believers, or anybody can get caught up in a side issue, and then it distracts them away from the Salah, which is the issue?
Sure, this, you know, it's not seeing the forest for the trees, you know, this is the, you know, this part of human nature, you know, we tend to get distracted easily.
If we don't have some kind of training, some kind of, you know, mentoring, when we first come into Islam, to help us to know what is number one, what should we focus on, make our greatest efforts towards, so it's very easy, because there's so many things that you have to start doing that you never did before, as a new Muslim, so it's easy to get distracted and, and get focused on as you said, like the hijab is I'm struggling with my hijab, and that it's gonna affect everything else. But when it shouldn't, you know, the hijab you do it when you can, and when you you know, you feel it in your heart that you're ready to get ahead and do it. When you feel fearful, you're
uncomfortable you have to go into work and you know, people are not used to this, it's okay, leave it that, you know, this is your in the beginning, don't think that because you cannot put it on and walk in for work, you know, finished, you're, you're you're out of it, your salad becomes useless, everything else becomes useless. No, you know, these things can be you know, you can get extra marks for this one and get less marks for that one. These can be done like that. Not the not the core pillars, you know, Salah, Zakah, fasting, Hajj, Shahada, you know, these Okay, yeah, it's not you get the whole thing or you haven't got it. But
we can do it as we can. So that's, I've always wanted to ask you this check.
Brothers, what is a brother's hijab? We know we know it. We were talking about the five pillars. You've got that. So many brothers, I've had sisters on here and they might be coming back to on this series. They're coming back to the dean. Or they're new to the dean and there's always brothers saying, sister, you're not wearing your hijab, right? And then I'm afraid all too often you'll go and you'll see the brother posing with with with his chest out or in skinny jeans men in skinny jeans. I wonder Could you give some some advice to the brothers because I almost feel a soft for Allah. I won't do the check in Charlotte if I do you can tell me off. But I feel like doing a social
experiment and going up to brothers and skinny jeans saying Yeah, Rafi is this is this his job? His job? I'm pretending to be the man in the situation because you know, it's not good. That's a problem. It's a disease which we have inherited you know from Western civilization. You know, monkey see monkey do we just, you know, following them blindly. You know? When if baggy pants comes in, and you know, big wide baggy pants then everybody will be wearing
big wide baggy pants. But as long as you know this star and that star and this singer and that one, wearing this skinny type, stovepipe, you know, pants, then you gotta do it, you know, they're gonna follow it, everything else becomes,
you know, but that because they're not weighing it, according to the dean, they're wearing it according to popularity. And, you know, a face that you want on an image that you want to have of yourself, you know, you feel that this is, this looks a lot better on you, people will be more welcoming to you, they're more attracted to you or whatever. Whereas, you know, the bottom line is, what is most pleasing to Allah? You know, if this is pleasing to all your friends, but displeasing to Allah, hey, guess what? You got a problem. Another reason but you got issues of salon, you know, because, you know, this the skinny pants or, you know, or pants in general, you know, we're designed
to expose our
Western backs. They were designed specifically to expose the hour. That's the bottom line. So virtually any part if you don't want to talk which comes down to your need, any time when you bend over and record you know, I've been in the Masters how many times you're gonna go up to me for you know, several hours. How did you go down to the core and this guy is bending over? How would
you know gross?
Are you going
ahead of you? Oh, man.
It's not good. Oh,
the other thing you know what that was, I heard recently Hadith of the Prophet peace be upon him. where
somebody came into the masjid for salah and they had a drawing or some kind of image on the shirt that they were wearing.
Are you are you aware of this? Is it okay? is it acceptable to wear, you know, drawings on shirts, I mean, I'm thinking about the sisters have specific things that we like to wear often when we make Salah. I mean, I put this on really quickly. And bingo, I'm ready. I'm ready to go. I'm talking, you know, really for the brothers. Now. Turn up in a decent state for Salah.
kulu Xena to come in the columns. When you go into the masjid, the places of prayer, you should take your best dress, you know what you wouldn't want to wear and go and meet the prime minister or the president or the whatever head of the this or that, you know, you feel shy, you're gonna put on your suit and whatever. Hey, that's how you should be dressed in for prayer. You know, don't wear like, you know, some brothers will just climb out of bed and they come to the masjid in their underwear and you know, stuff is just here, there and everywhere is not really appropriate. You know, even to pray at home like that. It's not appropriate, because we are told to take our best dress, you know,
when going for the prayer, because we're standing before a loss of Allah, you know, the creator of the universe. So it's just a basic point of respect.
Basic adapt brothers and sisters, we've got a question here. Rafat asks, Dr. Phillips is wearing is wearing pants for a woman allowed in Islam.
When is the pants are wide and loose? You know, what they call them culottes or something like that.
trousers, yes. wide, wide, fully wide. They could look like dress. They could look like a dress otherwise, you know, and you know, your outro is? Is is completely covered. Then it's permissible. It's not that pants the wearing of pants because actually in the process at lunchtime, you know the pants they were wearing kind of pants big loose pants, like garments, you know, something close to what you know I think they were were in Turkey and Libya also they were this huge pad so they go out like this and then in at the ankles so you really can't they're held up.
completely covered. Yeah.
Do you know what's funny is my mom even though she was a kind of young woman in the 1960s she always used to say when you wear jeans you have to wear a shirt to cover your mid drift or a jumper over it. That should go to the knees. That that was
In all living memory in the West you know this completely unveiled right up to the crop top that's that's a that's a 21st century maybe 1990s that came in that we should not be comfortable with that men or women because yeah, it's not it's not it's not healthy so that's so select number one chef Mashallah that is setting in stone for the day. zakat. fitrah
What's when when now we've we've done are, many of us have done our Maghrib prayer.
When's it when's the optimum time, or the last thing should be done before? Before the Salah, that's the insula.
If you don't do it before, it's a lie. It's no longer as a Catholic fitter, it's counted just as sadhaka. I mean, it's still counted, you should still do it, but you've lost the additional Baraka have it be as a cattle fitter. So you can do it from today. You could have done it from you know, yesterday, in a couple of days before it's permissible. It's okay. And so cattle fitrah is always food is that right?
Yeah, yeah, I mean, this is what is preferable I mean, but there can be exceptional circumstances you know, where there is a particular need and and you go with something else, it could be with finances instead in money form of money.
Depending on the circumstance, the norm is a meal. It's having the other segment of the society participate in a meal with the whole community.
Mashallah, and I guess back in the day it would be you know, if you can cook for two you can cook for three Take a bowl and find somebody and give them that food by you know, literally literally find somebody in the street who's needy and make sure they eat that day. It's a feeding program for the world, isn't it? Really? Yeah, exactly. Your neighbor and you start with your neighbors
Yeah, even when you say start with your neighbors even even if they've got enough it if you were to cook for your neighbor would it be cattle fitrah or is it specifically Ed us ready for the poor You know, it was we're poorer than poor because now the poor themselves are giving so it's it's the next level down? Yeah, food insecure the food insecure brothers and sisters Mashallah.
Any questions brothers and sisters on sir cattle fitrah? Or carrying on sir cat? How about carrying on our charity throughout the year? Uh, should we make a plan and intention to do something every day? What what's what's the, what's the best way of carrying that forward from Ramadan, Shea
in terms of the the charities,
were saying that, that the eat, giving is a reminder, you know, that the charity is a way of life, you know, wish we should be conscious of last month, Allah is Allah wa Ha. You know, as Al Wahhab, the one who is giving gifts constantly, you know, there's so many gifts in our lives that he's giving us, you know, countless gifts. And in that same way, we should reflect that name of Allah, Allah, you know, by being also a gift giver, you know, wherever you go, whenever you're going to see people, or, you know, visit this or visit that you bring something along with you. This is something which our handle is quite widespread in the Muslim community, you know, something which, you know,
in the West is really odd, you know, people giving, giving, giving, giving, it's a bit odd, you know, but delight is a beautiful thing. I mean, people don't, I'm not negative towards it just catches up by surprise, you know, but it's a good thing. And it's a, it's a, it's a part of that sharing in the community, that sharing obligation that we have, all of us who have means who have more than I need to share with those around us.
very beautifully about the eve gathering, and how it can represent our plurality as an oma of Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I was thinking that actually,
like you said, coming from a Jamaican background, I'm a British background. We don't come with a community. So therefore, we kind of were free to say hello to everybody. You know, and everybody greets us and that's a blessing. And I wish that for everybody. I really, I really would. I used to go to didsbury and Manchester was my favorite Mosque, the Islamic center there. And I'd always go up there with the Arab sisters up
Palestinian Jordanian they are sitting there and they're quite formidable sisters like this, by the way, this might look small, but saying so I want to go. And then what I noticed was our Southeast Asian sisters were always in the front row. This is my place in the front, Mashallah. So you could go and greet them. So, you know, I really pray for brothers and sisters to have that feeling of on the prayer, if you get to make it, God say hello to somebody new, you know, go and say Salaam Alaikum.
And when you finished the prayer and you go home, you know, your neighbors, you know, invite them, invite them to share in a meal with you.
You know, usually, traditionally, I think family immediate family are focused on but later on in the evening, you know, then inviting others over to share, you know, doesn't have to be a meal, full meal, whatever, at least share some tea, some coffee, some juice, you know, some
light foods, etc. You know, but just the issue of sharing with the neighbors, you know, being in contact, because maybe the whole year long you don't see them, you know, and this is the time where we don't want to turn eat into Christmas, you know, where it's just, you know, certainly kids are waiting for Ed Yeah, you know, eat grift you know, people are expecting an eat gift, you know, and it's, it's all about the gift, go out and buy your gift to give them the eat. And this feeling the actual
closeness, which the actual giving
should bring is missing. You know, it's more of a ritual, like Christmas, you know, you put the toy sock under the tree. You know, that's that's it. You know, you're done. You're
we don't we don't want it to be like that. Shouldn't you know what i would i would say a big thank you chair for really giving us a reminder, brothers and sisters. I was I've been, you know, when I was able some 10 years ago, my daughters and I would go to eat prayer. And then we'd go home on our own and not see anybody the rest of the day. And it was the loneliest time of the year. And all around the world. There are new Muslims going to mosques, hoping, hoping, praying, asking Allah a bloke Don't let me be alone this age, it really, it chokes me up. So if you brothers and sisters take from this today, I'm going to go to eat prayer tomorrow, and I'm going to look out the person
who doesn't seem to be greeted by anybody. Or somebody who looks new to the community, I'm going to say that you'd like to come for a coffee this evening. We live in X, Y and Zed, life changing, life changing in Sharla. And such and such an important thing to do to welcome you know the strangers into our mid set, you know, the new Muslims, Allahu Akbar. Some really good questions coming up. And this is one for me as well. So many of us share I've just done our Maghrib prayer at the end of eat, and the beginning of what I know the end of Ramadan, but we're not quite yet in eat. And so there's this kind of like, in between the area are we in? Are we out? are we celebrating? Are we not? Could
you please give us the enlighten us on les little j jazer? That right the night before EAD and its relevance in terms of your bed
the night before eight I mean, I don't know of any special
sayings of the prophet SAW some or this haba concerning it's, it's you know, it's the night before it's not the night before eat. It's the night of eat. It's eat night, okay? No, that's what it is. It's not in between anything. It's the night he begins from mothering of the day for it. That's it you know once we hit the mother of eat we're not where we've ended the first the eat itself We're now entering into the first night of an hour the second night of show up because the first night of show all is it night.
So what I guess my confusion then comes from this that I've heard it said that he eats celebrations begin after a prayer.
it's not it's not like Christmas. You know, the in terms of celebration.
There's no special timing for celebration. What we have for EAD is we have a lot of fudger we have a dual filter, and we have Salatin aid That's it, you know, those are the actual acts of a bada that are focused on on eighth. Now celebration can be before between or after.
Okay, but wonderful brothers and sisters, you've got a chance here to do some sacchetto fitrah although I owe the whole month I've been working with what and org.uk on a medical center you if you're still in Ramadan, you can still contribute your cat right now right up to the last minute, but we also have programs to feed our brothers and sisters. So please take a look at this and then follow the links to make your donation and we'll be back in a second to talk to check below about fasting being harangue on eat and then fasting as a way of life inshallah going forward. Thank you for your questions, keep them coming. We'll be back in two minutes.
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the format for the day of eat brothers and sisters, teaching us how to take this amazing month forward. And chef we'll be talking about fasting being not permitted today.
Exactly, we just finished 30 days of obligatory fasting.
And now we enter into the day of eat in which fasting is forbidden.
Now it is haram to fast on this day. However,
immediately after it, we enter into the days of shorewall, in which fasting becomes recommended, not obligatory, but recommended the six days of chawan, which the prophets Allah told us,
when added to the 30 days of Ramadan, gives us the reward of fasting the whole year, the whole year, because each good deed is worth 10 times its value. You know, this is what the browser's have informed us, one good deed is worth 10 times its value. One good thought to do a good deed is worth one good deed.
Look at how merciful Allah is, you know, giving us
all the opportunities to succeed in this life. So the point is that, so the six days of so shall becomes 60 days, 30 days of Ramadan become 300 days, so 360 days, that's a year. No, that's a lunar year done. This is the great blessing for that, those six days, and the six days are sprinkled, or can be sprinkled throughout the remainder of the month. It doesn't have to start on the second day and be the third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, no, you can do one day after skip another day, or two days a week, whatever, you know, whatever is comfortable for you. But try to get in those six. Don't leave it till the last. You know, usually people say yeah, we're gonna do we're gonna do we're
gonna do it, you know, and then Time keeps getting running out running out running out until they're there. And the last day only six more minutes. But you know what, I have these days I missed in Ramadan? Should I do them first? Or should I do this? Oh, can I do both of them together? No, we don't want to do this with ourselves. Right? know that from the second day of show up. If you've missed days in Ramadan, now, you better do them. Because they are obligatory. And they take precedence over the recommended six of shaohua. So deal with your foreign first, you know, finish them off, then
do your recommended dates. This is the best way for the best reward. Some people allow overlapping doing some of this and some of that and, you know, Mondays and Thursdays Okay, you get the rewards also for Mondays and Thursday as well as you get into rewards for you know, doubling up your rewards, you know, well,
you know, I'm not I'm not really into the mathematics of it all, you know, we don't want them to come mathematical Muslims at all. Just tried to do the best. The best way. And for sure, the best way is to do your Mondays and Thursdays separate and to do your other days for sure. While separate?
Yes, maybe scholars have said yeah, it's allowed you can do both of them together. But is that best
you're getting by. At best you're just getting by.
my recommendation is to do each thing that has to be done separately. Get it done. Don't try and stick it all together at the last minute, you know.
And what this is doing is is getting you on a roll too. Keep the fasting going. That Ramadan. Okay firstly after Ramadan haraam, no fasting, take a complete break, then
before you is the rest of the year, and fasting should be incorporated throughout the year because we all know we all heard that many different lectures etc on the benefits of fasting. You know, whether it's physical, psychological and spiritual, all these emotional is, you know, all of these benefits are there. And we all know we've heard about them, we've benefited from them to one degree or another, but for sure, it means that we should keep fasting going on throughout the year.
Not just everything is Ramadan, and then nothing after Ramadan. So the six days of show while is to try to get us back on the pattern, which was the recommended pattern the way ever saw the loss on Sunday, you know, every Monday and Thursday, three days, three full moon days of the year fasting on those days also. So at least get monday and thursday try to do it every week. Those two days every week. Have the family do it together, everybody do it together. Don't just do it as Okay, I'm gonna do it. Okay, your husband no problem. You know, I'm gonna do it. I'm just focusing on myself. No, get the family involved, you know, make it something regular. Get it established.
A wonderful thing as well, of course, is to keep up with the vicar. We've always been more aware, haven't we, in Ramadan of the extra Vicar, perhaps putting in a word of recitation.
After the prayers, different times in the day, we've we've upped our Quran as well. And Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Wali Lyle Hammond, when does that begin? And how long does that go on for? And is it is it a training, perhaps for us to keep remembering, again, to keep the vichara going?
Yeah, for sure.
You know, this is for the for the day, you know, we begin it, actually,
some say we can begin the team from tonight. Now, because the EDA has begun. So in the prayer, it's already going, the mom repeats it. And we can continue to do it throughout the day, until the mother, Margaret is the ending of the day. So it's recommended to repeat it different points, you know, as a kind of, you could say, a greeting, it's almost like a greeting, we're sharing our faith, with our Muslim brothers and sisters, doing it together, doing it separately.
You know, there's a lot of leeway there, you know, of course, the the word becomes a rigid format, where everybody's doing it. And it's just, you know, it's a, you know, a group Vicar and you're at it, and, you know,
to go all the way out there, you know, we can keep it at a moderate, intermittent, and
comfortable pace, because remembering a law, you know, is, it's not just the repetition of names of Allah, or particular of car, you know, we have to utilize it as a means of,
of getting closer to Allah, through reflection on the Afghans themselves, you know, if they're in the form of a phrase, we should know what the phrase is actually saying, what does it actually mean? And it's not just the repetition of the words.
And actually, also, the F car where we only take a name of Allah, you know, a particular name, because we have all kinds of books that are published and distributed, you know, and especially in the subcontinent, where you know, if you need to have a baby, you know, here's the name, you repeat this name 10,000 times, you know, after making ghosal, and fasting on this day on that day, and this is all nonsense. Just leave all that. That's all nonsense.
Only Prophet Muhammad said Salam has the authority to tell us if you say this name, so many times, and he didn't. There is no name among the names 99 Names of Allah, where the prophet SAW said and said, do this, repeat this name so many times and you're going to get this reward, not one. All of the F car involved, meaningful phrases, whether it is super Han Allah, you know what, hamdulillah This is not the difference between that and just cutting it down to Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, this type of,
you know, practice, you know, and some people go Allahu Allahu Allahu some people drop off their lawpath and just say, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo, hoo,
please, you know, let that go.
This is not from the swindler in any way, shape or form.
We need to get back to the way of the prophets was, and is the hub, what they did? how they did it, they laid the template for us, let us follow it. You know, one of the things that I really enjoyed, and I've seen this dissipate over the last 10 years in the UK, but 10 years ago, you'd be going to eat prayer. And the Muslims from around the world would be on the streets looking like this amazing procession, right? So you could be in East London, or you could be in Birmingham City Centre. And people would wonder at it, it was like this, this wonderful procession of beautiful people beautifully dressed said Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Well, Allah in hand, last year when I went
nobody saying out loud. I just thought brothers and sisters, you know, people appreciate people, people were an access point, aren't we? We're an access point for beauty and difference. So so the net people hear us, don't be embarrassed to say, Allahu Akbar, Willy Lyle hands, on our special veins, in our special clothes. At those special times. Yes, people may look at a strangely but the Prophet peace be upon him said Welcome to the stranger. You know, I, I felt really sad that people are muttering under their breath. So I hope wherever you are in the world, you can enjoy that procession of beauty today and shallow tomorrow.
Shallow, shallow, but of course, you know, in Muslim countries, it's a different situation, you know, where you are a minority in a country. And
you know, sometimes issues, political issues flare up, and spotlight is on the Muslims. And Muslims feel shy, they want to hide and, you know, not be seen, you know, are seen and not heard. So, we can understand that. These are challenges, but as you said, you know, we don't have to be to turn it into something aggressive, you know, but we can say it as something joyful, which, you know, Muslims shouldn't be shy to express. I mean, I mean, any final thoughts
on how amazing it is to, to come through this month, and how to take our spiritual spirituality, I don't like that word, attack, because Allah says tech where he doesn't say, spirituality, reach out, and I'll be there and, you know, I'm inside you and you're all divine. How do we carry through this love for Allah now.
He, basically the, you know, the, the ibadah, which we have established, we build our love for Allah, through our worship.
The more that we worship, the more sincerely that we worship, the closer we become to Allah, and because the goal ultimately, is to become more and more conscious of a law, and what we're saying what we're doing, you know, where we're going, how we live,
all the aspects to make to increase that consciousness. And of course, it's not a steady increase, and you never go back, you know, it's an up and down situation, but you have to constantly be working with it. Because if you don't, then you know, the ups and downs, you know, the down start to get lower and lower, you know, when you run out of steam, you know, you lose that contract, you get caught up by the dunya. And, of course,
this is a cursed state that we asked a lot to protect us all from. So the Ramadan is supposed to be, you know, a recharging of our batteries, batches throughout the year. So, it's understood that this is condensed, it's compressed, you know, it's, it's a training program, you know, whatever you want to call it, boot camp or whatever, you know, the bottom line is that we should take away from Ramadan as much as we can.
If it means making notes, you know, writing things to ourselves, putting notes on the wall, reminding ourselves, you know, of what we were able to catch in Ramadan, those wonderful moments, those wonderful thoughts.
Wonderful deeds that we did, you know, remind ourselves, we can still do it outside of Ramadan, and we need to do it, you know, throughout our lives. Mashallah. Mashallah, Chef, I want everybody here to
thank you for being our last guest been, you've been on twice a day, you've given your time in order to engage with our brothers and sisters around the world. Can you tell us about the education programs that you're involved in right now? where everybody can find you? And some of the work that you do for poor students globally, inshallah?
Well, they, the university, international, Open University Hamdulillah, you know, we are global, I mean, truly global,
in a sense that hardly any other universities in the world are
actually my administration.
I've never met them, you know, we only meet online.
And the rest of it, we have over 200 people in there working, and they have met each other without even talking about
what it would be nice to physically meet everybody. But, you know, that's just how the university is. It's an online university. And as such, it has reached out to all corners of the world. And the idea behind it was to make education as accessible as possible. You know, the idea wasn't to make a million dollars, it wasn't to make a lot of money, because universities are businesses, and people are making lots of money out of universities. But our goal was to carry that message as well. So I said, I'm set the level. And even though I convey whatever you learn from me, even though it's one verse, you know, that's what is the core, the driving force behind it. And that's why, even though
teaching Islamic Studies, let's say we left it, but I mean, we didn't leave it by itself. We added Arabic, okay, Islamic Studies and Arabic, everybody knows, yeah, this is not my university. But now we added education, bachelor's degree in education, and it's not Islamic education, but it is Islam is education. So that what is being taught, you know, it promotes the Islamic ideals and ideas, etc. So, learn to produce teachers, who would then go into the classroom with that Islamic consciousness and help the children, that they're teaching young people that teaching, help them to reconnect with Islam. Similarly, our Islamic economics is focused on Islamic banking and finance, you know, this is
the new development in the Muslim world. And we need to have more and more people trained in this field, because they're very few, you know, they talk about, you know, 1000s and 1000s of jobs available, and nobody to fill them, you know, but Hamdulillah, we're trying to do our part. And psychology, this is another area of counseling that very few Muslim counselors trained in counseling, you know, how to handle the problems of the families, how to handle the issues of COVID, and pressures from it, and vaccination and all this, we don't hardly have anybody, you know, most of the people who are into it, are people from other communities. So and then, of course, they bring
the the secular approach, because that's how it's taught. Traditionally, in universities, it's secular, you know, where if you can imagine that the whole science is the science of self,
self, you know, and they deny the existence of God, you know, how, you know, they deny the existence of the soul. So God and the soul, you know, which is the core of self,
this is gone, finished. I mean, so what are you dealing with, you're just dealing with animal reactions, so they will study mice, you know, how mice react to each other and that they say, okay, that's why it's once was doing this, that's why this was doing that. Yeah. So bring it back, you know, back to bring the soul back in the soul that belongs there needs to be put back into psychology. So we have, you know, developed our course as a course in Islamic psychology we call it it's called psychology, but it's really Islamic psychology, not psychology from an Islamic perspective, because there are a number of good things that they managed to take out, even though it
was just about, you know, looking at animal reactions without the soul inspired
That there still is a lot of information, which is useful and beneficial. So we felt that this is a critical area, Muslims don't, you know, are not involved in this very few. So we've pushed that, of course, it is a demonstration, but he knows those, you know, but we're still doing them from an Islamic perspective. So Alhamdulillah, you know, the university, we've, you know, got 1000s and 1000s of students who have joined us, you know, we're trying to develop a program of scholarships, for those who can't even afford our, you know, extremely low fees, and a bachelor's degree for $1,000, or less than $1,000. For four year, serious bachelor's is not Mickey Mouse, because a lot of
people join us they think, Oh, yeah, this is cheap, and it's must be free must be virtually free. It's, you know, so they get in and, oh, what is this? Cheers, but I got to really work here is that, you know, you can't buy this certificate, no. So there's a lot of dropouts. Because people think that cheap and free means easy. But it's full scale coming at you, you know, straight down the line Alhamdulillah.
We're trying to reach out now, as I said, to those who can't even afford these cheap fees, free to provide scholarships, and we are focusing on Africa, first and foremost, you know, Africa, where we have 1.4 billion or 1.3 billion people, you know, and some 700 million of them are Muslims. You know, it's a big number, they're big numbers. And the reality is that
those who graduate from high school in these countries from east to west north to south, vast majority of them never get into higher education. So without that higher education, access, you know, then they become easy prey for the Boko Haram arms, the Shabaab, you know, the ISIS is and the you know, all these other and just
just low life expectations, which is actually the most crushing and common thing is, you know, that we are a young oma by the grace of Allah to Allah and to be a young person in the African continent, and to see no hope for themselves and no no way of climbing up and to have aspirations is a terrible thing. So May Allah Allah bless you chef and please brothers and sisters, there should be a link coming up in the comments below to the Islamic to the international online university, find out about it contribute and make a donation to a student's education and Charlotte Allah and if Allah wills with the with the courses that you're offering, you may just see me there in the coming months
inshallah adding my own skill set to this wonderful project be as near letter Allah share. Thank you so much Ybarra.
Thank you so much. Lots of diwas brothers and sisters for chef allow his family, his health, his community, his work and to give you increase always I mean, I mean, I mean, I buy Barry Pico medical effect. We'll see you again in Sharla Shay so that's your message
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