Channel: Daood Butt
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was of a woman. Voila, another word. My brothers and sisters in Islam Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
It is a pleasure to be here, Mashallah I never imagined coming here and giving a lecture in a sort of setup like this. And so panel, it's really nice to come
to the inside of these sort of buildings, these corporate buildings. Usually when I give lectures, it's either in a Masjid in an auditorium in a lecture theatre at a university, you know, places like that Islamic organizations and some handle it's really nice to see that, you know, brothers and sisters can gather and pray and you have a nice big prayer area. Mashallah, this is good. And this is, as we say, Malaysia bolay right, Mashallah. You'd never see this in in North America. Mashallah. I'm from Canada. And this is something really interesting for me to see.
This is, you know, I'm going to get to the point. This is the last 10 nights of Ramadan.
And, you know, we gathered, as far as I know, you gather every single day or throughout the entire year, there's gatherings and lectures taking place for you to benefit from during the month of Ramadan, you've had a series of lectures and from what I understand this is the first time that it is delivered in English, or one of the few times that it has been delivered in English, and some handler This is something which is really great and really beautiful that people from all over the world can come together. And this is one of the signs of of Ramadan. Ramadan itself, not only does it pull us into a strategic sort of lifestyle, where we categorize the things that we do, where we
eat certain things, and we eat at certain times of the day and we pray additional prayers and we read additional amounts of Quran, we also are united as an Ummah, when we come together in the masjid, when we come together for a thought when we come together for a tunnel, we, we come together and we're united all together. And this is a sign of Islam. This is the sign of the Ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam that we are united and it doesn't matter where we come from, it doesn't matter what we do, we are Muslim, Muslim in and we come together for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala now we are amongst the last 10 nights of Ramadan In fact, it began last night
already. And for those of us that missed out on last night, it is very possible that we missed out on laylatul product. And this is why handler I chose this topic to discuss today because at the beginning of the last 10 nights of Ramadan yes one night has passed but Allah Subhana Allah knows best if we can still catch Laila to ricotta. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran,
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also kind of what Allah dedicated an entire surah in the Quran for the night of Laila to further the night where a loss of Hannah hula to Hannah says in an zelner who feel a little further. What did Allah subhanho wa Taala send down What did he reveal during the night of Laila to cuddle? He revealed the Quran the Quran that we read throughout the entire month of Ramadan, you know, we try it we each and every one of us tried to finish it at least once this goes on was revealed.
From a low hanging Mac fools to the lowest heavens from Allah subhanho wa Taala during the night of lay letter, a lot of people wonder, what does it mean the Quran was revealed in Laila Takada when the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over a span of 23 years. So how is it revealed in Ghana to further what's meant here is that the Quran came down from a low hanmer food where Allah subhanho wa Taala ordered the pen to write, and to allow the poor and to come down during that night from what is known as a low hanmer food to bait Eliza which is found in the lowest level or the lowest Heaven, you could say, the lowest level of the skies. And so Allah
subhanho wa Taala allowed the angels to bring it down. Now from beta Eliza from this level, Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded gibreel alayhis salam, the Angel jabril to reveal the Quran bit by bit piece by piece to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which took place throughout his life of 23 years as a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and in this surah we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala says in unzila who feel a lot of other one other outcome Laila to Ricardo a question what do you think Layla? Takata is, what is it? What is so special about it? Why do we even single out a specific night throughout the entire year one night is singled out and an entire school is dedicated to it? Why? Why is this so and Allah subhana wa tada is asking us this question so that we can ask ourselves Yeah, why why is it that there's a slaughter why is it that there's a night that is revealed? That last panel that Allah gave such importance to? So we now ask ourselves, what is it that is so special about Layla Takada Why do we have this night
this Night of Decree? one the other command a lot of other Laila to kaduri Hiraman Alfie Shahar. Now most of you are working with either Maybank or etiqa you know, or etiquetas under Maybank anyways, so you guys are good with dealing with numbers. You're good with crunching numbers. As we say in the West. You can crunch numbers really easy. Laila to pottery hi Roman Alfie Shahar Allah subhanho wa Taala says that this night is better than 1000 months,
better than 1000 months not equal to 1000 months, better than 1000 months. So what is 1000 months in years? Can anyone tell us
at three years,
Allah subhanho wa Taala says that it is better than 83 years, not equal to 83 years better than that. Now you ask yourself, have you singled out one night from amongst the last 10 nights of Ramadan to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala knowing that on the Day of Judgment, you come and stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala. And your book is given to you and this book contains everything that you did for 83 years worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you wonder, where did this come from? Why is there 83 years worth of accountability in this book, showing that I worship the loss of handling data? How's that possible?
And the fact is, you dedicated your time during the month of Ramadan through the last throughout the last 10 nights of Ramadan, to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you left your family or you took your family to the masjid or you stood throughout the night with your family in your own house. And you read the Koran together and you were cited for and as you know, as a group, you could say so for example, you took turns reciting Quran or as the husband, you stand with your family, with your wife, with your daughters with your with your son standing behind you, you take the most half and you read the Koran while leading them in family. This is something which is absolutely beautiful on
the Day of Judgment. When you stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala and you're given your book of deeds in your right hand. You're shocked you live the life where you thought you were just, you know doing nonsense and you thought you know, I'm going to reach 60 years old, 70 years old, I'm going to start practicing Islam I'm going to get more serious, but some kind of law you passed away before that. And on the Day of Judgment, you realize, oh, what did I do? What did I do you come before a law and you're scared? via Allah subhana wa Tada. When you stand before him, your book is given to you in your right hand and you start to go through it. You wonder why is why was it given to me in
my right hand, and then you realize that you can't lay a lot of other
even Jerry and narrates on the authority of Mujahid, when the loss of Hannah Montana is referring to this night being better than 1000 months. What does it mean better than 1000 months, the companions they used to wonder how
Like 1000 months of doing what 1000 months of fasting 1000 months of giving charity 1000 months of dedicating myself away from family and seclusion in worshiping the Lord, what is it? What is this 1000 months? What is it equivalent to?
So, Mujahideen mentions that there's a man from Bani Israel, who dedicated his time during the day, with his sword in his hand, meaning that he was constantly busy fighting for the sake of Allah subhana wa, tada, constantly busy with his sword, fighting and spending his time and his energy during the day, sacrificing himself for the most, the most severe thing that you could think of. Now imagine each and every one of us we see on the news all day long. You know, we get text messages, tweets, we go on Facebook, we see things about Syria, Palestine, you know, people in the husba people in Pakistan, people in Bangladesh, people in many countries around the world are suffering.
And today, the most thing that people are following is Syria, what is happening in Syria, and we see children who are being killed. We see people who are being slaughtered day and night. You know, Subhana, Allah really touches our heart. One thing that happened to me a few days ago, on Friday night, I was in cold storage, grocery store with my my wife and my daughter. And some handle on my daughter, she she ran towards me and she tripped. And she hit her head on the bottom of the the trolley really hard. And I heard that
her head smashed against it. And I thought Subhanallah She's dead.
She's two and a half years old. And the way that she hit that that trolley, I thought she was dead. I picked her up and she had a big cut on her forehead. Right, a really deep cut, I could see her skull inside, it was really deep. Some handle, I picked her up and blood was flowing. And I just put my hand on it, told my wife, grab your purse, leave the groceries and let's go straight to the hospital. And running through my mind as I'm rushing driving the car to the hospital was people in Syria. Those children were sacrificing their life, their time, their energy, they don't have a choice. They're stuck. They can't even leave. They want to leave the country. They can't. They're
stuck. They're being surrounded. And you see them on TV with bullet wounds with you know, shrapnel wounds with many different wounds and injuries and women are being raped. And you wonder, you know, it gives me goosebumps just thinking of these people, what they're going through. And so we related back to this, we related back to this, this narration where it is mentioned this person who sacrifices their time day, through the entire date, with their sword in their hand fighting to please Allah subhanho wa Taala definitely this person gets injuries. Definitely the person who's wounded, definitely they're tired, they're hungry, they're sacrificing everything that they have,
for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Tada. And this person not only is doing that throughout the day, but throughout the entire night, is spending the night standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala. Spending the night standing in pmla. In 200, you can say, standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala worshiping Him. And when the sun rises, he grabs his sword and he's back out there for 1000 months for 83 years. Now you ask yourself, How can someone do that for 83 years, you have to remember the people of the past and you study the stories of the prophets of Islam. The people of the past live for hundreds of years. No Allah has said them, for example, called his people for 950 years. In
those 950 years only approximately 80 people accepted his message.
So the people of the past lived for many years. And so this person who carried their sword throughout the entire time The sun was in the sky, fighting for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala at night would stand before our last panel with Allah for 83 years.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that this person who catches Laila to Adam is more beneficial than a person who does that. more beneficial than a person who does that of that men sacrifices their time in the day and their time at night. For the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You can single out one night or catch one of those nights throughout the 10 nights of Ramadan the last 10 nights and you will get a reward greater than that person who sacrificed at three years day and night, day and night, day and night every single day for 83 years. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us a better and deeper understanding of this also
Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that a person who catches this night as Fianna fody reports that a person in the night of laylat or father who catches This is more beneficial in their deeds than someone who is too fast all day long, and to stand before Allah subhanho etana all night long for 1000 months, it is more beneficial for you in this one night than to to sacrifice every single day for 1000 months, which is equivalent to 83 years as we mentioned earlier.
Also the profits on the long run he was seldom said when the month of Ramadan came, he announced to the companions, he said that this month of Ramadan has come a blessing which Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed upon you. He made it obligatory for you to fast and in it the gates of Paradise are opened to you. The gates of Paradise are open to you. So you must fast it's the month of Ramadan. The gates of Paradise are open to you but what does he mentioned as well, the prophets on the longer either you will send them says that the gates of Hellfire are closed to you. They're closed, you're protected. We know that the prophets on Long Island were seldom said in a hadith of some agenda or a
cm agenda that fasting is a protection what type of protection. The scholars mentioned many many different categories of protection, but one of them is that it's a protection from evil and also a protection from the hellfire. That fasting itself protects you. When you go outside. During the entire year. For example, you're not fasting you're the type of person that fasts during Ramadan until the end of Ramadan but from the end of Ramadan to the beginning of the next month. For 11 months, you don't fast. Okay which is common. Most people will not do that. Most people will not fast at all throughout the year. It is a very few of a very select people who fast a few days
throughout the year. you're the type of person for example, for 11 months you do not fast. When you go out in the streets. You're walking down the street, for example for the men, you see a woman or you work in these buildings, corporate lifestyle people dress very differently. You have people who are non Muslim, reveal a lot of their their body, their skin, right. It is a fitna, it is a distraction for us. For the women, you go outside, you see things for example, you might see, you know, beautiful clothing or a dress or something that unite you like whatever it is everyone is different. Everyone's created differently is only examples that we give. You see things that attract
your attention. And so it draws you closer to doing that. It distracts you from the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in some cases it takes you into sin. But during the month of Ramadan when you're fasting, you feel as though you want to protect yourself. You know you're fasting you're like handle I'm not going to go out. Most of you now are sitting here during the rest of the year outside of Ramadan. Do you come and spend one hour here during your lunch hour? You come and you sit here and read for an hour you listen to a lecture, you quickly have a short bite or some small snack to eat. And then you go back to work after. Do you spend that time here. No most of us don't do that.
But we have an hour off. Either you come in you sit here and you benefit and hamdulillah you are chosen from amongst those that are benefiting you're in a gathering or you're sitting upstairs in an office or somewhere outside taking a nap or in your car sleeping for an hour. The choice is yours. And I'm also handling with Johanna he has hand picked each and every one of you to come in to sit here and to benefit from at least one thing to learn something about this surah of Allah subhanho wa Taala that he revealed to us so that we can change our life and benefit our families as a loss of handle it Allah told us in the Quran. Yeah, a young lady in ermine, who, who and full circle will
lead Lee come now to save yourselves and save your family from the hellfire. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala chose you to do. Don't feel as though you're sitting here in your board. feel as though you have been selected by Allah subhanho wa Taala you were hand picked from everyone in these two or three or four towers that exist here. These buildings, you are hand selected from everyone to come and sit here and that is a blessing from Allah subhana wa Medina, the angels are putting their wings, they're lowering their wings down upon you protecting you even more that you're fasting during this month. And that fast is a protection for you. Yet the angels are lowering their wings
upon you because you're sitting in a gathering of knowledge. And this is something that you have to take with honor, feel good. Don't don't boast about it but feel good that Allah subhanho wa Taala Han chose you and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to continue to hand choose you to select you from amongst those that can benefit on a daily or weekly or monthly basis so that when you stand before him on the day of judging
You're from amongst those that are happy to be with those who are righteous.
We move forward in this surah
where Allah subhana wa tada says, in unzila houfy Laila tilaka other one other arcam la la la la casa Laila toccata de Hiraman alpha 10 is
equal to a roofie her B is in Europe be him in Cali Emma 10 is lol mala aka what rule? What is Allah subhanho wa Taala referring to here an abundance of oranges abundant amount of angels have been sent down during this month. Now we just said the angels are showering or lowering their wings upon you this is a hadith and authentic Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for those that said sit or attend a gathering of knowledge that angels lower their wings upon them, protecting them just like a bird protects their their their little birds, you know, the little chicks, the little birds, the bird, the mother bird protects them by putting the wing around it, the angels are protecting you
by lowering their wings around you. And so tennis is a little mela a catwalk rojava that an abundant amount of angels as a scholar say are protecting those that are fasting during this month and those that are taking advantage of Laila to Qatar specifically, what rule and this rule is referring to Djiboutian it's singling out Djibouti alayhis salam that he is from amongst the most noble showing the nobility of gibreel He is the most noble of the angels that comes down as well during these nights of Laila to recover or the night of laylat or other in order to shower the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala amongst us,
Allah Subhan Hannah with Alice's piece Santa mon here had mapillary in the photo that this night is up until the dawn of fudger the break of fuddle right. And so we should take advantage of these last 10 nights of Ramadan. Now where is letter product? This is a question most people have and a lot of people sadly you will see that a lot of people single out the 27th night of Ramadan. They feel as though later through further is the 27th night so whatever mustard you go to mustard, Niigata, mustard wilaya you know mustard in whatever locality you're in, you will notice on the 27th night it is jam packed with people. Why? Why is it jam packed with people?
A loss of Hannah who were to hand it through the profits on the long run he was seldom showed us that these last 10 nights are to be used entirely in seeking out the night of Laila to recover. Or the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked in many different narrations, many different narrations. One is Laila toccata. And he said look for it in the odd nights. And he mentioned the 27th night and he mentioned the 29th night. And he mentioned seeing in a dream.
He also mentioned he said, to seek it in the the the nights, the odd nights, the ninth, the seventh, the fifth night, the third night. And he mentions a dream that he tells the companions, right he tells them a dream that he saw
where he saw in it, that it was pouring rain, and his face had mud on it. And that was the night of Laila to recover. And so the companion said that the roof of mustard, the number was made of palm tree leaves. And when it rained that night, the rain came through. And they were praying behind the profits on the longer it was Sunday. They were praying. And in that night, in the morning, at the end of the nights, basically when they were about to eat. So they noticed on the face of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam on his forehead and on his nose, there was mud. And they said that it was the 21st night. So there are many different narrations. There are many different Hadeeth. So how do
we know which night it is? If we look at this one, Heidi specifically, then last night was the 21st night, so we may as well just stay home for the next Nine Nights, right? Wrong. We single out. We don't single out one specific night. We sacrifice every one of the last 10 nights, because the profits in the long run. He was selling them in another narration when he was being asked by the companions. When Could it be and what are the signs and he said, you know, the moon will be nice, it'll be cool. And then the The sun will have a sort of reddish glow. You know, it'll be red, it won't be so bright. And there are many different signs that he gave to show that the previous
night's was laid out to recover. But then he said Don't ask me anything more. Don't ask me anything more. Why? Because the companions were trying to figure out
Which night is it? Can we know which night specifically, and when he called when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam called the companions come and dedicate these nights to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. He said, I was told when Laila told Qatar was and I was made to forget it. He said, I was told when it was and I was made to forget it. So how to LA Why was he made to forget it, so that we can sacrifice every single one of these 10 nights. Knowing that on the day of aid, you will have goosebumps throughout your entire body, you will feel happy, you will get tingly on the day of EAD because you would have these good thoughts inside of you knowing on the day of read, I
sacrifice these past 10 nights in the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's guaranteed that I caught Laila to recover. Imagine that. Everyone wants to guarantee that they can get Laila to recover, but they don't know which night it is. So they come on the 21st. They come on the 23rd. They come on the 27th. They're not really sure which night it is. If you single out every single one of those nights, just to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala you're guaranteed to have received a letter other we don't see it this way. We see it as something that's very difficult. At the beginning of the month of Ramadan, we felt that the days were really long. We're like also Panama The days are
long, too fast. It's really difficult to handle and Malaysia is not that bad. I come from in Montreal in Canada, many parts of the UK, in the northern parts of Canada. In Sweden, for example. Most of the Northern Hemisphere, the countries in the Northern Hemisphere, the days of fasting are extremely long. And I spoke to my father the other day, 18 hours of fasting in Canada 18 hours. You go more north of Montreal, 1920 hours in the UK, just under 20 hours of fasting in Sweden. You fast all day long. I have a friend who I studied with in Medina, he was used to tell us in Sweden when you fast he's a new Muslim. He's I Subhana. Allah was very difficult when I my first Ramadan. He was
saying his first Ramadan. You know, he was told we have to fast all day until the sunsets and then we can eat. He goes how on earth is that possible? In Sweden, you know, the sun sets. Let's say this is the horizon. So the sun comes down, it stays at the horizon for about 30 minutes to an hour and then goes back up. It never sets. So the sun comes down the sky turns orange or purple like it usually does just before motive and then it starts to get bright again. He's like how do we do this? These Muslims they're like super heroes or like, you know, Transformers or like robots. How do they do it? So Han Allah Allah subhana wa tada gave us ways were the scholars of those countries, they
take care of it. But at the beginning of this month, we felt that it was really difficult for us to fast. The days are long. And the nights are short, we used to we would wish that the nights are short. So for example, in Canada and the winters, we fast for maybe nine or 10 hours, and the nights are really long. We can eat all night long, fasting is a breeze, it was minus 25 degrees during the day, you're not thirsty because it's freezing cold outside. And also you don't feel the heat or anything. Some handle that's a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala to have these short nights, and to fast, long days. Why? Because it only takes maybe a few hours of standing before Allah subhanho
wa Taala to calculate another imagine, you can catch Lana 200. And some countries where they only eat for let's say three hours. It takes them three hours to benefit from Lana 201,000 months over or more beneficial better than 1000 months standing before Allah subhana wa tada in a matter of three hours. Beautiful, how blessed it is a loss of Hannah Montana. How bountiful is he upon us. And before I finish,
something I was thinking of, you know, as the ultimate laser cutter. I was telling my wife last night I said, Imagine you board a flight. I used to fly a lot. But I used the board in London Heathrow and fly to Montreal, and I would leave London Heathrow 330 in the afternoon, and I would arrive in Montreal and it's 330 in the afternoon because of the time change and because you're flying back against the time, right? And so I used to tell I was telling my wife last night I said the ultimate letter to the caller would be the one where you board a plane right at moment of time. And throughout the entire flight for like six or seven hours. It's nighttime, and you land and it's
the same time that it was when you boarded the plane, and you can still spend the entire night and the worship and the loss of Hannah who had to add it. And she was like Yeah, true. That's really interesting. And then I said wait a sec, but the other night that's even more ultimate than that is boarding a plane flying the other way around, where the night is literally really really short and you spend the entire night making Doohan is still fun and reading caught on and even better you fly on Saudi airlines because you know they have an Salah or Soto on the plane and you stand there for 30 minutes and in 30 minutes you caught Lana to Qatar, which is beneficial, more beneficial than
Night. So we need to try and think outside of the box, we need to try and use the wisdom that we have. inshallah, I'm not saying try and cheat. What I'm trying to say is, let's try and look at the bounties of Allah, how we said that it's difficult to fast for 18 hours, but as hard as it is to fast for 18 or 19 hours, Allah gave you the ability to catch later to recover and maybe you know, five or six hours, whereas people who are living in Australia right now or in South Africa, because on the southern hemisphere, they fast, maybe you know, 11 hours I spoke to the friend in Sydney, he said we fast approximately 11 hours. They have to stand for 13 hours during the entire night trying
to catch up a little further. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is very bountiful, very merciful and very lenient upon us as believers in his in his religion. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for us to practice this Deen and to catch up a little further from amongst the last 10 nights of Ramadan in sha Allah Tada. Please use these last 10 nights to worship Allah subhana wa tada and lastly my brothers and my sisters. Do not forget to make dua for your parents will law here your parents spent nights awake making do a half for you whether it was on a mobile phone or not. Don't forget to make do I have for the forgiveness of your parents throughout the nights of Ramadan? Does
that come along with some of the homeless animals that are gonna be you know hammered or had a usrp or something