Channel: Daood Butt
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So I'm changing it up for today in sha Allah until the end of the month of Ramadan, today is the second of April 2021. And I always, you know, transition from our regular class before the month of Ramadan into talking about Ramadan and some of the ways that we can benefit from the blessing months,
particularly this year, or the year that we are discussing.
So I figured today, especially considering I did the joumana hooked up on Ramadan preparations. We'll recap that a little bit in sha Allah. And we'll see how much of that actually remember because I left my cue cards at home
when I went home to eat lunch at 430 in the afternoon.
So we'll recap a little bit and then what I really want to do is just open it up for some q&a. I know that many many people have questions before the month of Ramadan and they really want to ask those questions and have them answered. So this is the class today will be the time that you get to ask questions and next Friday as well we will also
open it up for some questions before the month of Ramadan begins. Just to give you an idea as to what I'm going to be doing throughout this month of Ramadan in sha Allah Allah, we will have our regular daily class that we do every single year throughout Ramadan.
just going to move this because it seems like the lighting is terrible. absolutely terrible. In fact, give me 30 seconds. What I'm going to do is I'm just going to step aside to get the lights that I need to shine on myself so that everyone can see me properly as we go.
So, um, what was I saying? What was I saying? What was I saying about normal blonde?
Yeah, so what we're going to be doing is every single day in shuttled off to Adam we will have our Ramadan Tafseer class where we learn some of the idea from the Jews of the day. And so every single day we will learn something together in sha Allah that will be after also sometime after us that I will finalize the time in sha Allah usually what I like to do is start to one hour before muffin and one hour before it thought time. That way it allows for everyone to know that well if muffin is at eight o'clock today then at seven o'clock we're starting and if motive is at 825 then it's 725 we're starting okay so that's how I usually like to make it easy for everyone to keep track of the time
And in addition to that, we will have you know, the Quran quest that will take place throughout the month of Ramadan and I know my wife is watching and she's probably like oh man completely forgot I need to make a poster. But we'll get that out to you in shot a lot of to add.
In addition to that throughout the month of Ramadan this year in the masjid, we will be having four groups of prayer that will take place every single night.
Very similar to Giovanna there will be registration and the groups will rotate.
Each group will be about 30 or 35 minutes of prayer in congregation together and then that will rotate out to another group. The way it's gonna go is there will be selected Asia and some urraca. I won't mention all the different numbers in each group, but they will be selected Asia and some rock out of taraweeh every single night. For the first group that will be for extra DACA. The second group will be six the third will be six the fourth will be a shut up for DACA and sought out to Witter afterwards in congregation as well.
Now, for us to learn a little bit about the month of Ramadan, like I mentioned earlier today in the drama club. Well, for those of you that were not or did not attend the Juma football that I did today, just let me know in the comments section below
or the chat section. If you're on Facebook or YouTube or Instagram wherever you are, just let me know if you did not attend and if you did not attend then it gives me a better idea as to whether I need to explain more or further into what I'm explaining or not right if you already attended at
I want it to be redundant. So one of the things that we covered was that the month of Ramadan is the month that the Quran was revealed. And it is the guide that we use right Allah Subhana Allah says Shahada Ramadan and lady on Zilla v Hill Quran who then the nurse you will be urinating in alhuda will forgot to mention he don't mean como Shahar often Yes. So Allah Subhana widin is showing us that the month of Ramadan is a time that you know first off that the Quran was revealed within that month. Also the fact that the month of Ramadan
is a time of fasting.
Good Tila la como swam okemah equity Valley lady and I'm in Kublai Khan and we're going to take that next week in sha Allah to Allah you know, the the fasting was prescribed on the previous nations just like it is prescribed upon us. And so the month of Ramadan being the month of the Quran, the Quran itself being something that guides us towards goodness and it differentiates between what is right and wrong as it allows us to further understand what is right according to Allah Subhana Allah and what is wrong according to Allah Subhana we to add at the right things are the good things are things that we work towards, and the bad things are the things that we work towards staying away
from, okay, we try to stay away from those things. Now, if that's the month of Ramadan
and that's with regards to the Quran, and we know very well that Allah subhana wa tada says, Come to Maha your own matin or collegiate leanness, you are from amongst the best of people that came.
And it's very interesting that we're from amongst the best of people because we are the last
nation to follow a prophet and messenger. What I mean by that is out of the over 100,000 prophets and messengers that came in the history of humankind, right. Since the beginning of time we are those who follow Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we know that he is hotmail ambia right, he is the last and final of the messenger.
The last of the prophets to come from Allah subhana wa Tada. So recapping what we learned in Juma it's important for us to follow the message of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is the Quran and the Quran itself is what guides us to goodness and higher and Baraka and all that comes from Allah subhana wa tada
yes, the month of Ramadan is important for us as Muslims, but every single day is important for us as well and we should not disregard or
ignore the fact that as Muslims we have to worship Allah subhanho wa adad throughout every time of the year every month of the year right? we as believers in Allah subhana wa tada submit to Allah for example right here right now what you are doing online you are in sha Allah submitting to Allah subhanho wa tada bye by seeking some knowledge by being genuine in your seeking of knowledge. So you are seeking or searching out this knowledge for your benefit in order to please Allah subhana wa tada no doubt we want to we need it for our own selves right to benefit ourselves and to become better people. But better people for the sake of pleasing Allah. I am not.
Or you are not learning this knowledge in order to impress someone. Okay? We are not to learn knowledge to become smarter and wiser in order to show off or to you know, I remember back in the day, we would we would pick on some of the some of the uncles when we were kids, we would consider them uncle's they're like, you know, 30 years old.
You would see them coming to the masjid more frequently. And we used to say, oh, they're only coming to the mustard because they're interested in marrying that that uncle's daughter or you know, they want to marry. We were kids, right? Like young, how old are 1011 1213 years old.
Now, but it's noticeable sometimes as children you know, children notice things like oh, that person just wants to marry his daughter and that's why he's coming on machine and that's why he always stands next to this brother in Sala to pray next to him and then talk to him and get to know him better, which is fine. islamically You know, this is how you get to know someone. But our intention for coming to the mustard shouldn't be that I'm going to pray next to my future father in law, the intention should be to pray for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and submission to Allah seeking knowledge for the sake of pleasing Allah subhana wa and if the person recognizes us along the way,
great, all the better. And we know that Allah subhana wa tada encourages
goodness around us as in he makes things happen to us that are good for us, that we want when we submit to Him.
Okay, so the more we submit to Allah subhanho data
The better things are for us. So that's one thing. Now the fact that we submit to Allah Subhana Allah throughout the month of Ramadan, every single day, it is a test of our patients, a test of our patients.
It's not easy to go that many hours without food.
It's not easy to
still have to go to work, when you're tired, and you're hungry. It's not easy to cook food for your family, or for yourself. When you're fasting throughout the day, it's much easier to say, you know, forget the food, I'm just going to order something and have it delivered because I don't want to smell the food in the house. And that's gonna make me more hungry.
It's not easy. It's not easy. It's not easy. There's so many things that are not easy. But you'll notice the shape on makes certain things easy. And yes, Ramadan is a month when shaitaan is shackled, and doesn't have that immediate or direct influence upon us. But at the same time,
shame on works on us throughout the whole year. And this is why I always encouraged myself and others. throughout the whole year, we have to acknowledge the fact that we need to come closer to Allah and push shape on a wet because when Ramadan comes around, and shavon is not having that direct, immediate influence upon us, and we fall short. We miss prayers. We are lazy and doing things we catch ourselves backbiting, catch ourselves lying, we catch ourselves doing things that are wrong or head on. It's because of our own selves. It's because of our own weakness. And throughout the whole year, we say oh shape on right shape bonds messing with you, right shape on is
messing with you. But here, one shape on is not given that opportunity. It's because shavon has messed with us so much. And we've allowed you know, we've allowed that negativity and Evil Within our lives on such a regular basis, then that it has become the norm. Okay, it's become the norm for shame on sorry for for those negative traits to be a part of our lives or for us to give into those negative traits. And
you know, think that it's a con but in reality it isn't. It's our own weakness. And so Ramadan is a time to gauge ourselves, right? How close are you to Allah subhana wa Tada. One of the things that we always think of, I'm sure you think of it right? When I will pass away and leave this world and be placed into my grave and the angels come and they question me, man, no book. Right? Who is your Lord? What is your you know?
Who do you follow? What is your way?
Right, your dean?
We think to ourselves when we're alive in this dunya that Oh, be easy. I know, I know the answer to those. But the answer to those questions is not based on our understanding of it now. Or our acknowledgement of it. Now.
The ease in answering those questions and having them answered correctly is in our depth or level strength of Amen. belief in Allah subhana wa Tada.
When we fast throughout the whole month of Ramadan, we fast for the sake of Allah, some people say I don't need to fast.
That's giving up a pillar of Islam.
We complain about giving up Pillars of Islam.
Yet, and this was one thing I heard the other Clippy that mentioned earlier today, at Juma yet we are so quick sometimes as Muslim or some Muslims to adopt
the ways of non Muslims.
The ways that they celebrate their celebrations, we don't have, you know, a Christmas tree. We don't have a real tree, but as Muslims sometimes now you see, oh, we have the reentry, right? We make it look like a crescent. But it's a treat when we don't need these things. We don't need to have them within our lives, we have certain aspects of our Deen that we cherish
and celebrate or either fit by having the cattle fit or delivered by going and giving something to someone else celebrated by feeling good that you did that good deed. Okay. Um, are you the other the same thing that you give it away to someone else. We don't need to adopt the ways of other religions or other, you know, faiths in order for us to still maintain our Deen and if we do, then it's a it's a matter of our amen being weak, so weak that we are not able to protect ourselves from the harm that we live around us or that live around us, I should say
that we live in.
So my brothers and sisters don't know Milan is a time to reset. It's a time that we may not have direct
In full access to the massages like we typically do, I know throughout Ramadan a lot of brothers and a lot of sisters, they like to come very early for fudger right or they like to come to the masjid throughout the day at lunchtime and stay for an hour and recite their Quran we don't didn't won't have that ability this year. But that doesn't mean that trauma bond isn't there the other night a brother messaged and he says so with the with the lockdown that's about to happen here in Ontario. That means there's no trauma bond at the masjid this year.
Ramadan is not dependent upon access to a Masjid or not, you do not need to have access to a Masjid in order to celebrate Ramadan
while at the same time Alhamdulillah we will have access to the masjid. Right, we are able to operate at 15% capacity, which for us here at the Islamic community center of Milton is 225 people. But because of physical distancing, we have to maintain six foot distance from each other
of course while wearing masks and so on following the guidelines which we've been doing throughout the entire year now so far.
You know, we we open up our registration for 190 people
because that's what we're able to do with this the physical distancing that's in place. So now with the reduction from 30% to
15% we still are operating at the same capacity it doesn't change anything for us. We will of course be more particular with with things as we've been trying to be but at the same time Alhamdulillah it's it's a it's a moment to do shocker to be thankful to Allah right Raise your hands at night and make dua to Allah but also do sugar along the in the school okay Arab, we thank you for allowing us to still have access to the massage it allowing us this year to be in the mustard throughout throughout the month of Ramadan because we were not able to last year. I remember last year I rode my bicycle to the masjid.
And it was quiet. It was empty. There was no one here, you know, came inside prayed a little bit. This was before masks were even mandatory.
You know, it's so fresh and new.
It was a very different time. But Alhamdulillah this year we should be thankful to Allah Subhana Allah that we have access to the masjid. So I'm going to open it up for questions please. Like I said earlier, I want to use this this class today to allow you to ask your questions. Feel free to you know to type in the comments or chat session. I will see that there inshallah next week we'll go more in depth and detail of you know, things that we should do throughout this month of Ramadan, how we can prepare for it, how we can maximize the month and things that we can do at home with our family members. Remember the profits on a longer ID who are selling them. And I'm gonna say this
again. Okay, a lot of people misunderstand, they think Ramadan is the traditional thing that we always did it and we were always brought up upon the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would pray salata, latricia
during the month of Ramadan, and go home
and rest and get up in the night and pray in the later part of the night.
We do the opposite. We come for Asia we stay we pray we go home, we chill.
Okay, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam took some time at night to rest and then got up and did a bed until the morning. Okay. So there's a little bit of a difference there. And I know that we work I know we have different schedules here in North America, our timing, you know, we have obligations with regards to you know, commitments at work in someone that we have to respect. That's fine. No one's saying anything about that.
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Why do I smell something burning? So again, please
type in in the chats.
I don't know what it is.
But something's smells like it's burning.
So yeah, any questions you have, feel free to type it in there and show my
love. Maybe it's not in my office.
Okay, so one of the questions here is what's the minimum age for fasting? So once a person becomes mature, okay. That is when they have to fast. What does that mean in terms of number we don't put a specific number islamically because everyone becomes mature.
at a different time,
you'll find some people become mature at the age of 910 11 1213 1415. Generally the scholar say by the age of 15, if a person is not fasting yet, then they should start fasting, they should pray, they should be praying all of their prayers. Because the mind is developed at that time. Now, there's some things that we look for, of course, those who attended our fic classes, you know very well
are you know, very well what things to look for, to identify whether someone is mature or not. For a sister, it might be that she gets her period, that means that you now are mature, okay?
pubic hair, you know, armpits and the private parts, right? You get that having a wet dream. And I'm just gonna say things very bluntly very straightforwardly, and you as parents will have to explain it to your children what that means, okay?
Having a wet dream that, you know, means or indicates that a person is mature, they're thinking of things already that a person who is mature would think about.
So those are Signs for maturity within Islam.
When a person reaches that stage in their life, they should, they must not they should they must begin fasting, they must pray their five daily prayers they know must go for Hajj, if they're able to and have the financial means. They of course believe in Allah Subhana Allah and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that's a pillar of the deen and they must pay zakat if they have something in savings that they keep with them for a year that reaches the minimum amount, which is known as a nice saw, but earlier today made a joke with some of the Imams they typed it in and in a group question and one of the Imams type nisab but it autocorrected it to Neeson, you know, like the
car manufacturer, Toyota Honda Nissan, so I cracked a joke there and it was like I don't suggest people, you know, pay zakat on
a nice end, or I didn't say pays account and he said I said I don't encourage to go with a nice end.
I would prefer encourage, you know, Toyota or Honda
as a joke. So as paddler The man was like, okay, you know, the young humans make jokes about these things from the last slice. I felt good. still considered young. Amongst the more senior emails on the question here.
From Medusa, will there be erotica for this year? No as of right now, we've decided that we will not be having air to calf it is too complicated with the guidelines that we need to respect people have to especially considering there's a lockdown now that we're beginning from midnight tonight.
It's going to be very difficult to have people stay here for RT caf. We have to respect the guidelines that are put in place in order to look after the health of everyone. And you cannot maintain people in a bubble when every single night 1000 people are coming and going from the facility.
And then there's you know, sanitization of bathrooms and the kitchen and food and utensils and stuff like that. It's just very, very complex. So no, not this year in Charlottetown.
What's the ruling for someone who smokes marijuana during Soho time? Is his fasting valid or void? Secondly, what is the ruling for smoking weed and praying sauna? Okay, so, smoking marijuana is how long it is not permissible because it harms the body. And the majority of the scholars, you know, are of the opinion that it is haram because of the negative impact that it has on the body. Now, if someone smokes it drinks the whole time. They're doing something that is haram. It's a sin. Okay, it's like someone saying, What if I drink a beer during Soho time? It's how long you're not allowed to consume it. Okay, now you're consuming something. That is how long and the question is, is
fasting valid or void? Well, it depends
on whether Allah subhana wa tada wants to accept it or not a person should ask themselves, I'm doing this action. Am I pleasing Allah? No. So if I'm not pleasing a lot, I still expect him to accept my fasting. Kind of sounds weird, doesn't it? Like if you ask that question to a child, they'll give you the answer as well to be like, No, you can't displease someone and expect them to still be do good things for you. You can't upset your parents all the time and still expect them to allow you to have candy and chocolate and chips and stuff like that. Okay.
And the same goes for the second part of the question. What's the reason for smoking weed and praying Salah
it is now going into a different topic, in the sense that, you know, smoking weed, takes the mind away, is very similar to drinking alcohol. Of course, we know it has a different effect, right? We're not ignorant in that sense. As humans, we know that there's a different effect. And we don't have to have consumed it in order to know that a person acts differently. There's a lot of research and just general observation that we can make. I i've never smoked weed. I've never drunk alcohol. But I've been around people who have both been drunk as well as high and stoned.
And we know very well that they're not in the right state of mind. So should a person be praying their prayers in that condition? No. A person is not allowed to islamically pray when they are drunk, because they may say something or do something. That's how I'm in the prayer. And I would say the same thing for someone who is high after smoking marijuana.
Cigarettes also damaged the body. Is it also held on? Yes. Okay. Yes, cigarettes are hot on and some people will say, but how come some of the scholars say it's mcru? Those scholars say that it is makrooh to smoke cigarettes if you already smoke them as if you're already addicted to them. But it's how long for you to start? I say that that doesn't make sense. I remember learning this when I was young in the mustard and I would question that you remember the mustard? That ruling or that opinion doesn't make any sense? How is it how long for someone to start, but mcru for someone who's addicted? And his answer was, well, if someone is addicted,
they can't control it. Something is beyond their means. How do I miss out on? Okay. It was how do we try to make it easy? I mean,
can you do erotic health at home. So the erotic half of Ramadan is to be done in the masjid. And I know some people will say but according to the Hanafi mother, we can do it at home. No. Okay.
I know people say well, according to the Hanafi mother, we can do Eretz ecaf at home. The erotica of the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not done at home.
Then, when you have this conversation with some scholars, they say, okay, but if men and women are having erotica in the masjid, then there's a chance that something horrible may happen. Well, there's a chance that something horrible may happen when they're standing outside and walking down the street, there's a chance of something happening when people are anywhere in society. Why do we think
in such a strange way about people in the house of Allah subhana wa tarhana
where people know I am under the direct watch of Allah anywhere now in the house of Allah and then my Saturday that Illa He further attend to rumor Allah he had we are not allowed to worship or do anything outside of what Allah Subhana Allah wants from us in the masjid Why would anyone do that? And like all you know people are human beings are weak so women should do RTF at home no women do lt calf in the mustard and any mustard that I would be given full authority to make this decision on I'll say this I would try to the best of my ability to encourage a space for brothers and a space for sisters to do charity guff because it is something that is permissible islamically and they have
a right to do so and the women should be able to perform the equity calf in the mustard as well. Now every mustard has you know a different setup there's there might be no access to a shower there might not be access to you know kitchen food area and stuff like that so every mustered look we don't criticize every machine has its its own.
I see the police right outside my window and trying to figure out what's going on height and trauma. Every machine has to come up with what it needs to do. Right based on its circumstances. We leave it at that. Okay.
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really fine brother. My family's starving since yesterday.
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in Gambia, West Africa.
I would encourage you to reach out to spot project they're in Gambia as well. Maybe they know someone or place that can help you
There are organizations here within Canada. If you want to reach out to relief organizations that work in different countries like eco relief, I would encourage you to reach out to them since we have access to the internet, just typing Aigner relief, or Islamic Relief, or idrf. You know, these are organizations that do relief work in other countries, please forgive me, I don't do relief work through my social media platforms, and loss of how do we try to make it easy for you and your family? The advice that I can give to you for this and the way that I can help is for you to reach out to those organizations and shut a lot of data that can help you please, you know, share your
details and information with them and then shut alongside, they will be able to help you
with whatever is within their means whatever they're capable of doing. Okay.
Another question here is,
how do I calculate Zika? What timeframe from the day of my Shahada or full year thanks. Okay.
So sister, Melissa from Zika, is calculated, you know,
I would say if, if you're the Melissa, that I that I, that I know, just took your Shahada not too long ago.
So you'd have to basically have had that wealth in savings for one year. So if you had an in savings for one year now, does that count? Of course, as a new Muslim, we would say, Okay, look at your wealth. If you've had it for one year,
or from the from the year that you became a Muslim, then, you know, it's due upon you remember, the cat is from our savings. So it's not like, Okay, I have to wait a year in order to pay that as a cat. If you have it, and you've had it for a year, and you're Muslim, and you want to pay on it, and that's good. Okay, that's good. And that's encouraged. How you calculate is a car, I would encourage you to go to N Zed, f canada.com. And Zed f canada.com. It stands for national Zika. Foundation, Canada, okay.
They have a full breakdown, they even have a Zika calculation guide. And they have an app that you can simply plug in the details it'll ask you do you have this you have property? Do you have an income? Do you have you know, savings? You have gold? You have silver? Do you have RSP? Do you have whatever you have? You just plug in the details. And it will calculate for you How much is that? You have to pay? Don't ask you when you know, how long have you had this wealth? And it will let you know exactly whether you need to pay
now, or later and how much it is right. So that is something that I would encourage you to do. Once again, it's n Zed f canada.com. Okay, nationals the cap Foundation,
the India set this year? That's a good question. I haven't asked many of the other emails yet what
they're suggesting or encouraging. Usually based on the previous year, it was $10. Last year, I like to encourage a little bit more, if people are able to pay a little bit more like set it is about 12 or $13. But generally, you know, majority of the Imams within the GTA, were saying that they are going with $10. That was last year though, this year, it will most likely still be $10 I was pushing last year for $15 because I feel that us living here in North America, we should be able to pay a little bit more than $10
the average meal that we go to the restaurant and buy like a decent meal
is more than $10 when we're cooking at home sometimes even the meal we're preparing at home if you buy like a piece of salmon or some chicken and you have some rice and desserts and stuff like that, you're looking at a little bit over $10 as well. So, you know $10 I think is a fair amount and if anyone wants to set it a little bit higher for themselves, then feel free to do so the more we get for the sake of Allah. Allah subhanho data gives us more in return. Okay. Any other questions?
Probably not the form to ask but if you can answer
is Islamic mortgage. Okay.
Although they're charging fees, just like banks charge interest and call it on well, Baba, isn't it the same thing? Okay, so again, that's not the platform for this and I usually say to people, you know the answer, you know, I'm gonna say about it, you can go back and look at our fixed classes on
we've discussed this in detail, the Islamic options, I know people say, Well, you know, it's too expensive, it doesn't make sense.
At this, at the end of the day, it's, it's the next best thing that Muslims have in Canada that we can use aside from going the conventional route, okay, which is through the banks. And the last pathway to Allah knows best.
Alright, let's give them another minute for any last minute questions. If not, we'll end the session in sha Allah.
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Alright, so I don't see any other questions. We'll end the session for today in sha Allah jizz icon located on robotica local pecan. We do have our fit class on Sunday evening. What I will most likely do is go over a review of the chapters in fick related to fasting and if bought and circled and when do we look for? When do we end eating in the morning is Serota time, which is a question I'm surprised nobody asked. You know,
if thought we have to wait for the for the end to be finished. One question is, well, if one must it has one calendar time for a thought and another one has a different time? Why is there a discrepancy there? So these are all questions that you should be asking yourselves and trying to find out if you don't know the answers to. But we'll leave that for Sunday night. And next Friday night. We will do a general class on what the community likes to call welcome Ramadan or welcoming Ramadan, you know, to go over some of the aspects of Ramadan, the benefits of it and benefits of fasting, the reward involved in fasting throughout the month of Ramadan and so on and so forth. Does that come along
failing or barakallahu li Khan. I see. One, two, I think there's three police cars outside now.
And the road is blocked. So I'm going to end the session and go outside and see what's going on. I'll see you all soon as I come along Hayden listen I'm ready. Come on over to Lahore