Ramadan 2019 Reminders 12 – Are You Treating Ramadan Like a Light Switch

Bilal Philips


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The speaker discusses their past experiences with various behavior and behavior issues, including smoking and drinking alcohol. They explain that they try to give up these behavior by turning on the lights and shuts off the lights when it is over, but they eventually find themselves in a darkness and realize they haven't done enough to avoid future consequences.

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should not be treated

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a light switch,

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which you turn on and you turn off. I mean, this is the reality of what we have been doing in the past

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like a light switch when Ramadan comes, we turn on the lights of our Eman

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And we try to do our best we're praying more we're reading more Koran, staying up at night, we're trying to do all of these things.

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And then when Ramadan is over, and it seems always to go so quickly,

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the light switch is turned back off.

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And we're then back in the darkness of our old habits. All of the things that we gave up, whether it was smoking,

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or excessive television, or,

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or, or all the various things that we know we shouldn't really be doing. We try to give them up in Ramadan.

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Shortly after Ramadan, we find ourselves sliding right back into them again.

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And that is mainly because of the fact that we are approaching Ramadan.

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Like the light switch.

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We turn on the light and we're fired up. Then we turn off the light

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and it's gone.