Benefits of Fasting
Channel: Daood Butt
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Friday Jumuah Khutbah, April 1, 2022
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My brothers and my sisters
we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us to reach the month of Ramadan.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to forgive us of our shortcomings in our sins, our mistakes, our weaknesses, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make us from amongst those that benefit from many more months of Ramadan to come upon Eman and Islam in complete submission to Him and Him alone. I mean, ALLAH SubhanA wa to Allah teaches us through the Quran and the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the importance of fasting.
And I know that when we begin the month of Ramadan, it's strange to say that we need a reminder about the importance of fasting, because it is what we do. As Muslims, we fast throughout the month of Ramadan.
But I hate to say this, my brothers and sisters, standing in front of you as someone who the community comes to, I know that many people including some that may be sitting here with us right now do not fast throughout the month of Ramadan.
This is a reality
that you may not witness but I do.
You may not know of, but it comes to my table.
And so the motivation to fast throughout the month of Ramadan is always something we should be reminding ourselves to do. And it's not just fasting.
Because many people whether Muslim or not can stop eating from the morning till the night.
But the purpose behind it, not only staying away from food but staying away from our desires, things that we want to do like backbiting or lying, right? Or cheating or you know doing business in ways that we're not supposed to. Allah subhanaw taala is training us through the fasting to stop all of the things that take us away from him. And so the first reminder we get to Allah subhana wa Tada says, Yeah, you have Latina Omen who could either la como selenium come quotevalet leadin I'm in public on line
The content of whom? Allah subhanaw taala calls out to us, the believers, the believers, you would think that Allah doesn't need to call out to the believers because hey it's something we already do. But he says yeah you're Latina Amman quotevalet camassia that fasting has been written or prescribed upon you or for you come up with the violin Latina in public on as it was for those who came before you learn local Taccone that perhaps we may or you may attain cupola, what is taqwa nearness, love of Allah subhanho wa Taala had concern about a punishment should we disobey Allah zoologia And so that is the first reminder we take. We also see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying, mon
sama Ramadan, Eman and the server. Will Fear Allah Houma Takata Minami. Whoever fasts throughout the month of Ramadan with firm belief in Allah subhana wa tahan. Eman in the Saba and seeking hoping searching striving to get rewards from Allah subhanho wa Taala woofie in our level mantapa Devon in
loss of habitat it says the sins of their past will be forgiven.
And this is why I began the flipbook asking Allah Subhana Allah to forgive all of us for throughout the year from Ramadan, Ramadan, we commit mistakes and sins. We do things we're ashamed of. We do things only Allah knows. We've done
they're deep inside our hearts and our minds implanted within us. No one around knows but Allah does. And we asked him through our submission, in sala in cm in prayer and fasting in hajj, in Xhaka. In simply believing in Allah Subhana Allah to add it for that forgiveness, without all of the above and tells us in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he says that Allah said, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah said, every action of the children of Adam, we are all the children of Adam Alayhis Salam, he was the first of the human beings how what was his wife, from then came children, and from their children came us. And so Allah
subhana wa into Allah says, every action of the children of Adam is for them, except for fasting. For that is for me, and I will reward it accordingly.
This hadith is important because it ties in with another statement of the prophets a lot more it was Sanlam about fasting, where every action is multiplied by 10 and up to 700 times, except for fasting, that Allah subhanho wa Taala rewards as he wishes. Now we hear this all the time, but what really does it mean? You imagined yourself on the Day of Judgment? Imagine us all of us right now in the current positions that we're in standing before a loss of Hannah Montana.
Without our clothing on as we know we will be on the Day of Judgment.
Yeah, Allah, this is what I have to present to you. These are the amounts of prayers that I've done. This is the time I went for Hajj. This is the setup that I gave. These are the people who I who I forgave and sought forgiveness from. These are the ones that I helped and assisted. This is the amount of Quran that I read. This is the amount of Quran that I memorized and so on and so forth. And we come to Allah, here you go, this is what we've done.
And after looking at all of our good deeds, our sins may still outweigh the good deeds.
But the scholars and the Sahaba of the Align home would say this hadith,
that the reward of fasting is from Allah and He rewards accordingly. That it is fasting that will get us into paradise while
it is fasting, and the reward from fasting that Allah will multiply an increase on the day of judgment to show us you fasted this many days, but this is the reward and he will bring it imagine, imagine the reward from Allah subhana wa Tada when we stand before Him, knowing that we fell short, knowing that the sins are outweighing the good deeds. And then hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah
We were from amongst those who not only stayed away from food and liquid throughout the day, but we took our fasting seriously Manansala Ramadan and Eman and DE SILVA firm belief. Fasting is something I need to do. And every aspect of my life revolves around it. And nobody knows if I'm fasting.
Nobody knows if I'm fasting
because only Allah knows what's gone into us when we're in the privacy of our homes. And so that is something kept only between us as worshipers of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada and him. My brothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala protects us through fasting as well.
The prophets love it says, in addition to the Hadith that I quoted, that fasting is a protection, clo Jimena. And it's a protection from all evil. So if we take our fasting seriously, and those of us that are weak in fasting, that may play games with our fasting, they may pretend in front of our children that we're fasting, remember that your children see right through you.
Remember that our children know the things that we're doing without even a saying it. They can read us better than a scanner is reading our faces when we're walking through the airport's right. They know us better than anyone else on this earth. Of course not more than a loss of habitat. So remember when we are fasting or we're doing any good deeds, keep in mind that whether it's a good action or whether it is a sin, our children are watching, observing. And at some point in time, because we were so relaxed with doing things that were in permissible they may also become relaxed in doing those things that were in permissive. And we have scope also cannaboids added to the easy
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hamdulillah Rabbil Alameen without people to 13 will suddenly sending our island amigo Karim, Allah He of course Allah to autonomously in another hand, my brothers and sisters, when we seek forgiveness from Allah subhana wa Tada. Remember on the Day of Judgment, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will be given the ability to intercede but there will be other things that will also have the ability to intercede to ask Allah for our forgiveness, from them the prophets on a longer and he was Allah mentions fasting and the Quran. And fasting will ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah on the day of judgment to allow it. Our actions of fasting will ask Allah Subhana Allah to
Allah to allow it to intercede on our behalf, because throughout the days, us as worshipers of Allah, We refrained from food and we refrain from desires and so it will ask Allah for permission to intercede on our behalf. And the Quran will ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah permission as well, to intercede to ask for our forgiveness and speak on our behalf. And it will say before and we'll say that my that your worshiper was awake, staying awake at night reciting me because of me and so allow me to intercede for them. Imagine the month of Ramadan How many nights do we stay awake standing listening to the Quran sitting reciting the Quran laying in bed reciting the Quran, driving our cars
throughout the day reciting or listening to the Quran, Allahu Akbar. This is amazing. And we usually don't even think of it that the Quran is going to intercede for us on the Day of Judgment. But we take it for granted and we still have the Landeros one, Joseph good. We're going to paradise.
We need to try harder. And so my advice a few things. A few points that I'm going to suggest for myself first is to begin this month of Ramadan before it even starts from now to learn how to seek forgiveness and pardoning from those that we've wronged. And I will begin with myself. My brothers and sisters, the person who has the microphone all the time is the person who makes the most mistakes. The person who stands before you and speaks a lot of the time and judgment is made inside the hearts and minds of people and at times that can be changed
based on the actions and the statements that come from the one who holds the microphone
So my brothers and sisters, I begin by asking all of you, if I wronged you or said, or have done
or maybe ignored something, begin this month of Ramadan by accepting
my request to seek forgiveness from you. Please don't be in the month of Ramadan holding a grudge against me.
For we all make mistakes, we are all human beings. And even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala over 100 times in the day. Now of course returned to Allah and forgiveness. But I don't have the ability to speak to every single one of you personally.
And this is why I reached out and asked if I wronged anyone in any way, shape or form, feel free to come and speak to me after the football or throughout the month of Ramadan as you wish. In addition to this, my brothers and sisters, we seek forgiveness from each other.
Right? We all seek forgiveness from each other. But we should begin this month of Ramadan by thinking of training our children to be from those who will fast and who will stand firm upon what is true. The deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala hadn't. Sometimes we love our children so much that it harms them.
I'll say this again. Sometimes we love them so much that it's harming them. We love them so much. So we refuse to wake them up for Fudger because we feel they need their sleep.
We love them so much. So we say it's okay don't fast during Ramadan. Wait till you're mature. It becomes too late. To start at that point in time too fast. 30 days straight when you never tried before that you never attempted. My brothers and sisters tough love. Tough Love is needed when it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala
How many times do you and I want to sleep through Fajr and we know we can't.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who created us. He knows how much we need our sleep. He knows how much we need our food throughout the day. He knows how much we need him.
And because we need to him more than we need this sleep more than we need the food more than we need heating more than we need comfort more than we need medical attention more than we need family more than we need anything in this world. We need a loss of handball into Hannah. And this is why we need to push ourselves throughout this month of Ramadan.
This is my third point. Second is train your children and push ourselves not too hard. Just a little bit more.
Every Ramadan, we see the community going out and pushing really hard.
And we take the example of maybe five to 10% of the entire OMA who's pushing hard and going out to the masjid because realistically speaking when we look at Milton, just Milton alone, we have over 30,000 Muslims and Milton, if you take all the places that are going to host tarawih this Ramadan within Milton, we are not accommodating the whole community. So we look at a small percentage of the community and sometimes we push ourselves not wanting to
so get the motivation from the drive the push that you see the community giving, but set goals for yourself.
If you're fasting is not perfect, use this Ramadan to perfect your fasting
and give an extra 510 15 minutes at night even if you pray it on your own. At home for an extra 200 Come to the masjid for Asia. Don't come to the masjid for taraweeh alone.
See that again? Come to the masjid very sharp. Don't come to the masjid for only Tawi how many of us say oh I can't miss a rock out where I'm gonna miss my Quran. A shell prayer is more important than you hearing the first three verses of Surah earlier Imran
arratia prayer is more important. And sometimes if we even use this as an example for missing prayer. Sometimes we say I'm going to pray Taraweeh all night especially in the last 10 nights we pray the 20 and then we come in we predict the outcome and what happens is we're so tired after Sir Oh we miss fudge. Fudge of prayer alone even if you're praying it individually is more beneficial than praying in the large congregation all night long some the prayers
think of it. Allah subhanaw taala wants us to be wise with our EVA. You know when you invest, none of us invest our money and throw it away.
We should not invest in our akhira in the most loosest of manners. Think of what we're doing and give to Allah subhanho wa Taala in the best way our brothers and sisters
ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to make it easy for us throughout this month of Avon to see complete and full forgiveness and to submit to Him in the ways that he loves. I mean, a lot more slowly. I don't know how to do either any Mohammed can isolate an email either early right near Hamid Majeed
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world who we raise our heads and ask you for help to come to them. And we ask you and beg from you throat days and nights Allah grant them help and ease and grant us help and ease Allah please purify our hearts especially now throughout this these next few hours on this writing Allah please accept our Torah make us from amongst those who love the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and in Yana Bill Alameen in the light of mobile, cellular eternal input Well, we inherited fresh that you wouldn't want anyone to really look into the Quran. What you've got from what you wrote yesterday Villa come well I think Kobayakawa
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