Channel: Daood Butt
Ramadan Tafseer Night 30
July 4, 2016
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Bismillah R Rahman little Haman 100 illa Allah alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabi Karim alayhi salatu automatise Lim rubbish. Saudi Arabia Sydney, Emily Nakata, Melissa Annie of Camilla Kohli, my brothers and sisters in Islam as said Mr. la cama Rahmatullahi wa barakato.
It is the 29th day and we are approaching the 30th night. So
there are a few reports that the moon could possibly be seen down south and chilly. However Allah subhana wa tada knows best.
If it isn't, tonight is definitely the last night of Ramadan.
We don't have any extra days. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to allow us to benefit and maximize as much from from the few hours that we have left of this month of Ramadan.
I don't know what the decisions are, to be honest, the economics with regards to their decision of you know, going with it done Wednesday. And if the moon has seen before that, personally, I think if the moon is seen the moon is seen we're not going to turn a blind eye and cover our eyes and pretend like we didn't see the moon just because an announcement was made.
They declared it Wednesday but it's very possible that the moon could be born afterwards. Right? So when it's fudger for them, the moon could still be seen here for us. Right? So hold on knows best. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us to seek forgiveness throughout this month of Ramadan and to grant us what is best for us. I wanted to highlight a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he teaches us about the levels of Eman, the levels of Eman
And he tells us that Eman is divided up into 60 some odd or 70 some odd levels, right different levels of a man
he also teaches us that the highest level of a man is what what is the highest level of the man
Okay, that's a reward. But what's what is the highest level of a man of our belief,
to believe to to testify and to believe right? The Shahada to believe and testify and live upon that, you know, in a lot more hammered the rasulillah that is the highest level of email.
What is the lowest level of email?
In this hadith that we're referring to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indicates to us that the lowest level of Eman is to remove something that is harmful from the passage way of people where people would walk, whether it's a walkway or the street, etc, to remove something that's harmful out of the way so that when other people can pass by, they don't hurt themselves, which indicates to us that doing good deeds is part of our belief, to do goodness is part of even when you do something good, and you protect someone from harms, etc. that is part of our belief as part of our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala which is really, really interesting. SubhanAllah because when you see so
many of the things that are happening around the world, you know, you ask yourself, what can I do in order to make this place safer for others, not only the pathway or the walkway of of, you know, the sidewalk or the street etc. Like for example, earlier today, I was driving to Milton. And I saw I was in the left lane on the 401. And on the on the right side, the shoulder there was a car and I could see in the distance a car that was stopped and I said, This is my chance this is my opportunity. So I started to indicate moving over from the left lane to the right to the middle lane and then to the right lane. And I get into the right lane and I'm slowing down even though the
traffic was already pretty slow.
I see in my rearview mirror pulling out onto the shoulder there's there's a tow truck and a tow truck is pulling it okay, I thought how does he beat me to it right? There's no need for me to stop now because I'm not someone that's going to help this person ultimately.
In that sense, that tow truck would be someone that if they're stalled, etc, they're just going to tow the car away from the highway. And so the the the example there was that, you know, we try and do what we can when we see someone is, you know, stalled on the side of the road in this car and could see from the distance. As you know, that's really what caught my eye was that the car was not only stalled, but there was a lady that was standing outside of the car. And in the window in the back. You had that yellow
You know, sticker baby on board, right? So I thought okay, call us time to do some some fight. But then when the tow truck showed up I mean that's that's a different story. So Allah subhana wa Tada, you know, loves when we go out of our way to help others to do something for other people, even whether it's removing something harmful, you see a banana peel on the sidewalk, you move it and put it aside, you don't necessarily have to go and put it in the garbage, you just move it out of the way so that when people are passing their, their, their pathway, the the walkway is clear for them.
Last night, when I stepped out of the mustard and Milton, I opened the door and I was stepping out, I took the first step, literally, this is, you know, the door, the very first step outside of the door, I didn't notice there was a stone there, that was the same color as the cement underneath, right. So I didn't notice it was a stone and I, you know, just lost my balance. And I thought to myself, Palazzo, this is the Hadeeth I'm going to use for tomorrow. And so I move this stone out of the way. And so those are lessons for us, we're constantly we're reminded, we are reminded, we see something. And we should remind ourselves that if I take part in moving this out of the way, or I do
something to change this situation for the better, this will actually have an impact upon my belief, it will have an impact upon my emotion. And the reason why I'm mentioning this is because a lot of the time people feel like their emotion starts to dip, it starts to go down. And especially at this time of the year. And I'm Yvonne is now coming to an end. And people feel and hamdulillah some people feel you know, they're re energized, they're full of energy, they're ready to go Yemen is at its peak or at its best. And others feel You know what, maybe we did errante calf and we're not feeling what we thought we should feel. We're not feeling you know what we expected to feel leaving,
leaving arctica going back to our families, what is it that I gained from it? Or for those that didn't perform? Or take us? Or even the ones that stayed the entire month of Ramadan past? What did I get from it?
What changed for me in my life? Am I going to go back to the same life? Am I going to just return and do the exact same things? Or did my level of Eman like climb a little bit did something changed for me in my life? And it's the little things, the little things that you know, we mentioned a few little things yesterday during our halaqa. But the little things that we do regularly, that actually have a direct impact upon our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I don't just move this out of the way because it's a good gesture, and it's something nice or someone will recognize that I did it and they will praise you. Right praise the person that did it. No, we don't do it. For that reason.
We do it because we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala sees us. He's aware of everything that we do. And we want to make sure that everything we do is seeking His pleasure and helping me to get closer to Jenna, get me that step closer, one step closer and constantly increasing. And this is where there's a habit of the Aloha. I'm home for six months after Ramadan, they would cry. They would cry, they would cry and cry, they would make drought and they would cry. Some of them subpanel or they would become really emotional. If anyone mentioned that Ramadan, they would start to cry. Right and that's because they miss Ramadan and they don't know there's no guarantee that they will reach
another month of Ramadan. So they would cry and be emotional. Especially in their thinking you know what, yeah, Allah Please accept the efforts that we did accept the good deeds that we did accept, you know, give us forgiveness, grant us forgiveness save us from from jahannam from the things that we did during Ramadan, the sacrifices that we made, and then halfway through the year for the five months leading up to them Yvonne again, they would transition they would no longer be asking or they would not ask as much for the previous Ramadan because they're now feeling we're getting closer to them and again, so for the next five months after that, they would make dua to Allah, Allah, please
make us reach another month of Ramadan. Let us reach Ramadan again. And so it's important for us to analyze ourselves, like leaving this month of Ramadan is our level of Eman anywhere near the level of Eman of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu. Right. I mean, everyone judges their own self right? A person has to understand what did it What did I do this month of Ramadan? What were my goals that I set at the beginning of this month? Did I achieve them? Did I come a step closer to them? Because sometimes our goals or goals that we set that are too high to begin with. Right? So we need to set realistic goals moving forward now that Ramadan is done, what are the things that I achieved and
maintained throughout this month? And can I realistically carry them on throughout the rest of the year? Realistically speaking, no one is going to be paying 28 ARCA for the next 11 months. I think that's a given. And this is why the beginning of the month in the hookah that I gave I said set a goal of simply to just to attack
That's it. If you never ever prayed anything in the night no 200 no extra some night after a shot, nothing you know either before fudge have nothing in the night at all set yourself a goal of two o'clock and that's it not 20 not eight, not for just two. And begin with that. Now that we're used to waking up and sleeping less, we're used to, you know, going to sleep at odd hours, we're used to not having much energy and still being able to go about our day. We know we can convince ourselves psychologically I know that I can achieve this, I know that I can do it. And so now we need to move forward and try to actually bring that into reality.
Sadly, what we do see happening is on the day very people completely forget their Deen, right? They forget their Deen. Sometimes Salah is completely abandoned, right? People forget to even pray Saul on time, they're too busy eating and enjoying all the nice sweets and food and stuff like that going from one house to the other house to the other house. And sometimes you're at the houses and somehow we end up doing is backbiting one another? Or we're talking Oh, you know, this Imam declared that he then they saw the moon Wow, how can they say that? Where did they get this from? Yeah, you know, we say some handleless of strange things. And you hear it you go to people's houses as soon as you walk
into like, Oh, no, it's not one of those gatherings. It's one of those talks where we're just going to sit here and talk about the moon sighting and we're going to talk about this the mountain daddy mount, we're going to talk about this mustard and that mustard and this brother and that sister, right, that shouldn't be the day varied. It's a day of of
a day of happiness. But also, it was given to us as a day of happiness, so that we can get over our sadness. This a habit of the Allahu anhu I'm really sad that Ramadan had left. And this is why Allah Subhana Allah placed read a day of celebration, celebration from what I don't want to give too much details because that's gonna be my clip on inshallah, but it's a day of celebration that you trust a lot that you achieved forgiveness. You trust that Allah Subhana Allah granted you forgiveness during the month of Ramadan because you worked for it. With your only esta gibler calm Allah subhanaw taala tells us ask me and I will answer you. So we sought forgiveness for 30 days and 30 nights. Right,
tonight will be the 30th night tomorrow will be the 30th day. And so on the day of it read, we're happy that you know what, I know that I achieved forgiveness. And I shouldn't look back and live my life in regret, I should move forward and live my life with positivity. Be proactive, be someone that now will take initiative to read that code. And now takes initiative to make more now takes initiative to you know, spend time in a car to spend time in the night with Allah subhanho wa Taala in the etc. I am now someone who's more particular with my prayers. I'm now someone who is more particular with my family and their rights. I'm someone who's going to make sure that I don't cheat,
make sure that I don't backbite make sure that I don't steal, make sure that I don't take what's not mine or use what isn't mine, etc. Why because we learned that during the month of Ramadan. And so now moving forward, I'm going to make sure that I maintain some of these things.
And this is a time where it's not just celebration, it's not just a day that Alhamdulillah we sacrifice so much of our food and now it's the day varied we can just go all out and enjoy ourselves. Like the term is take out right as in just eat, eat, eat. No, it's a time where Subhanallah we're happy because we were freed from Johanna and we trust that Allah Subhana Allah will free us from Johanna. We trust that Allah will grant us forgiveness. We trust that Allah will accept our days of fasting, we trust that we gave up and sacrifice things that we our desires wanted us to do. We wanted to give in to things but because we withheld from doing that Allah subhanho wa
Taala will accept the good deeds that we did. And so it's a day to be happy, even though we're sad that it's gone. And so we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us throughout these last few hours that remain of this month of Ramadan.
To be people that attain and achieve trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. Don't live in regret, live with hope. Live with hope Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want us to constantly just fear him. As people you know, Miss translate the word taqwa. They just say talk about equals fear. It's not just fear. It's consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala with the element of hope that something good will come to you if you do goodness, also with the element of fear that if I do the wrong thing, I could face punishment from Allah subhanho wa Taala if he chooses to do so. And so taqwa is something that we constantly strive for, constantly tried to achieve, and sn is an element of our
life that we also try to implement regularly. Yes, an agenda will sn Ll essence
excellence? Okay, what did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tell us? Yes and was
right, and terrible de la haka and Nikita who fell into contura, who are in Iraq,
to worship a lot as if you see him as if you see him. But even though we don't see him, we know that he's seeing us, as in he's aware of what we're doing. We cover those verses during our our tough See it? Allah subhanho wa Taala knows what we reveal, and what we conceal what we do, what we say, What's open, what's outward, what's public and what we keep within us. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows it. There's no need to think that oh, you know, I'm the only one that knows us know, Allah knows. And because he knows, I tried to fix that even with what's within me. The things that I hide within me, even though it's there, I tried to make sure that I cleanse it, purify my heart, purify my
thoughts, purify my ideas, purify every step of my life. Why? Because I want Yes, and I want to reach the highest levels of perfection in what I do. So my thoughts become the best types of thoughts. My words become the best types of words, my actions are the best, my statements are the best, my ariba becomes the best. And I tried to stay away from that which is no good for me and harmful for me in my life. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us Yes, me. So I'm going to stop here on purpose today.
Not because I'm going somewhere for a thought.
I'm here I'm not going anywhere. Because I know there's always a lot of questions. Like I said earlier today I was in Milton today yesterday and the day before and so panela for today almost two hours of questions yesterday as well right just questions asking one question after the other. So open it up for questions and chat along with anyone wants to ask anything now's the time when it's time to eat. Let's eat I'm trying to put food in my mouth and everyone's asking questions Let's eat when it's time to eat Yes.
Very good. Mashallah, what are the sun varied? So this is our Eagle filter. Okay, so we'll focus on eagle feather, the Sunnah of our eagle feather first of all at night, I mean we prepare ourselves for eat right get ready for eat
your clothing whatever you know make sure that on this read we obviously can clip our nails right click our our hair trim our hair get a haircut etc. A lot has different we'll talk about that when it comes in Sharla Okay,
so groom yourself Take a take a bath come for fudger if you can come for budget and state it's a habit on the other hand home would come and stay right they would go to the to the to salata budget and then make their way to the aid grounds. They didn't use to pray in the masjid. It would go to just where we have mustard Bilaal nowadays, also mustard.
Mustard, the whole fun, I believe. All right, which is just to the just if you come out of Bob senem and you continue to walk just there that's where they used to pray eight.
What else do we do for aid we prepare ourselves get the family ready, etc. We begin to tell via right what is it telling me?
All right, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. La ilaha illa Allah Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. When in left hand end, there's a lot more you can go into right so you you recite the Tobia until when?
Very good until the Imam begins the hook
for this do we recite it continuously for the next day?
Do we continue to recite it? No, we don't. As soon as the Imam begins to clip off Alas, it's done. Okay, we don't recite it afterwards. So the time to recite it for either the fifth or is from the time that the moon is seen or it's declared that it's 30 days and we finished the 30th day so for example if it's if the moon is seen tonight, we begin if it's not seen it's still Ramadan. We continue tomorrow at Muslim time. How last the month is reached 4030 days. We begin to tell me all the way until the Imam begins not the hook but the Salah until the man begins a Salah. right because the sauna varied becomes it is it comes before the hook. But
also, some of the scholars say that you eat something sweet. Right? You eat something sweet. And this is not
what do we call it? What do we call it in order to
save me out? Right?
It's not only that you just eat something sweet, which is like a dish made out of milk and noodles. Right? It's a sweet dish. Panama is a typical cultural thing. But you eat something sweet. So in the morning, you begin your fast you go for budget. Basically, it's like you're fasting you get up in the morning, you go for sada and then after fudge, you eat something sweet before that Eat, Pray, you basically break your fast, right? It's not that you're fasting, but you have something sweet indicating that you are not fasting. And this is why you'll see people passing out sweets giving out to people so that you can eat something.
No, no. So it's not a condition. It's it's something that was done this habit of the learner and whom did it as well. Today, culturally, you see people doing it, but you get up in the morning and you go for fudger
at the lighthouse after that read aloud how you go slaughter the animal and then you eat, right, you eat from it. Okay, that's different. Okay, so you slaughter the animal and then you eat from it and then you share it as well. Okay, so basically, those are the the typical synonyms of eat just like Gemma, right? You prepare yourselves, you come you put your nice clothing on. One thing that needs to be mentioned is clothing. Yes, you put on your nicest clothing. You come as though, you know, this is a day of celebration, no doubt. Some of us we dress up nicer for a wedding than we do for eat. Right or we dress up nicer for wedding than we do for Juma. That's not and I'm not talking
about the bride and the groom. I'm talking about people just attending the weddings Pamela. But one thing that's really important so Pamela, a chef in Medina sent me this message this morning. And he says everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala made Haram in this dunya. For us as Muslims, there's a bell curve for it, it becomes permissible for us in the hereafter. Right? It becomes permissible for us in the hereafter. Except with clothing. He goes clothing is not something that because you had to wear clothing and cover yourself now in the theater, you you now can just walk around naked. That's what he said in the message. He says in in Jenna. clothing is also something that you must wear and
something that we will wear. And he says agenda we will actually clothe ourselves and and you know, put garbs or garb ourselves clothe ourselves with more clothing than in this dunya right? Well we're more things and more beautiful things. And so the asking is something that we actually wear more clothing. And it's it's a sign of piety. It's a sign of, of obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada. And at the bottom, he says, Remember on the day of heat, to clothe yourselves properly. Why because we see especially with our sisters, they don't close them clothed themselves or cover themselves properly on the hijab that normally was worn nice and tight around nicely now is very loose or the
hair is out I can't mess up my hair on eight. So they just wear it around their shoulders, right just put a nice scarf around their shoulders or they don't wear it at all. Why cuz it's a it's a day of celebration so they don't wear it in front of you know, even cousins or people that are not Muslim for them. So it's important that we highlight that clothing is important. Those of us as men that will be wearing clothing we also wear clothing that is modest as well don't come in and all of a sudden you wearing spandex suit right and Giorgio Armani spandex suit. Right you make sure that you wear something that is loose and and modest. And that fulfills the the element of the Sunnah of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
Another thing is behavior. We need to be careful of behavior on the day varied a lot of the time you'll see during the Ramadan everyone is so particular was part of the in the masjid, right, or segregation in the masjid. Right, the women are in the ladies section, no one sees them, the men are here etc. But on the day varied, it's just like, everyone just mixes free mixing right and just enjoying themselves. Nobody that has to be that element of higher. I'm not saying that we have to have a wall in between us in our homes and a wall everywhere we go know in the masjid as well at the time of the prophets and along there and even send them there was no wall dividing the men and the
women. There was the lady section which was at the very back and the men's side which was at the very front and it was just one building with the walls around it no walls in between. And the only people that were shaded at the very beginning the early stages, there was a shade that was placed on the back of the mustard where the women were the sisters are praying, not in the front at the very early stages. And so Subhana Allah we see how you know our, our behavior is our hijab. And as men, we have a hijab as well, as men, we have hijab as well, hijab, the sisters were over their head, that's a female, that's a scarf, but in our behavior as well. We need to have a job. We need to be
modest. We need to be people that show up
distance you can speak to someone if there's a need to speak to them. But to sit down you know your cousin comes in you sit in, you're chilling talking or, you know, someone who's not my mom, your sister in law. For example, for the brothers, if it's your, you know, your husband's wife, she's not your, she's your sister in law, she's not highlighted for you, she's highlighted for your brother. Right? So you can't just go and sit with her and chill with her. Sitting on the same sofa. Joking talking, sometimes you see people just come, there's no space, they'll just come in, they squeeze in and they just, you know, joking around. And this happens a lot. So panela in some cultures, where,
you know, I just come in, they'll just lay down across the whole sofa, all, you know, whole non Muslim brothers and sisters sitting together, and then someone comes in, sits down and lays out, you know, make some space. Oh, we need to be careful of that. We need to be careful of it, right. So make sure that our behavior is correct. Our clothing is correct. Make sure that we're not overdoing our food as well. Remember, the month of Ramadan was a time when we were reminding ourselves regularly of those that did not have food. So when we're eating food, don't fill your plates. Because remember, you've been fasting for a whole month, we don't have a huge appetite. Naturally,
we don't have a huge appetite. Our eyes are this big on the David Reed. Why? Because we see the food and we just want to attack it but our stomach is naturally our stomach is the size of our fist.
And during the month of Ramadan, we know that it shrinks a little bit because we're deprived the food so it shrinks a little bit. And it's a muscle so it stretches isn't a muscle. I don't know if it's a muscle but it's a vessel it Where's your brother?
Is he here? Okay? No, where's the other brother?
He's studying as well. So Hannah law their med students. That's why. So the stomach it's it's like an elastic it stretches. So even though it's the size of a fist, it's not used to stretching so much. Because during the month of Ramadan, we weren't eating regularly three meals, four meals, five meals a day. And so we will see food and want to eat it but our stomach will not expand so much. What do we do afterwards is off, we take that food and we throw it in the garbage shouldn't do that. So eat a little bit the modest in your eating as well how we eat, take a little bit of food and you know, eat a little bit and whatever is extra, share it with someone else, share it with someone
else. And so on the day that we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us to implement and remember the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. there's anything that I missed, please remind me because my brain goes into sleep mode at this time.
Yes, very good. Yes. This was also a son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Sahaba were encouraged to come from, you know, come to the masjid on one route, and go back on another route. And this reminds me if any sisters have any questions, you can write them down and pass them forward.
Yeah, I don't know if you have any paper but maybe you could find some for you inshallah. So take one route and take another route going back why the angels will see you coming one way we will document that you went and also coming back also for the non Muslims, they will see us in many different places. So instead of every one of us going down Burnham thought to get back into what's at Mississauga, right. We take different routes. So we spread out as Muslims and Alhamdulillah you know, the non Muslims will see US and Canada today, something really interesting. There was an explosion, right on the grounds of mustard in February today, said to be done by ISIS, Allah
subhanho wa Taala knows best who did it. There were a few attacks within Saudi One of them was today in Medina, just literally on the grounds of mustard and memory.
I was gonna say about that. Yes. This is a good in a way, this is a good thing. Some people look at it and say, you know, this is terrible. Why is this happening? In a way it's a good thing? Because this proves this proves that if it was ISIS, Allah knows best I don't know. Right? But I'm just saying based on what we heard in the news, if it was ISIS, this proves that as Muslims, we look after the sanctity of the home of Mecca and Medina. And so what they're doing We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to guide them and to continuously protect the domain in Mecca and Medina.
But remember as well, that one of the signs of the of the end of time is that McCann Medina will be protected. However, before that protection, the grounds of McCann Medina will be like earthquakes, there will be a lot of trembling that will happen and that will filter out the motion, the monastic wound, it will filter out the hypocrites. So it's normal.
Near the end of time to see a lot of chaos coming to that area, it will filter out those who are scared and say, oh, Allah is not going to protect this land. No, no, it's not true. Allah is not going to protect it, they will leave and then Allah subhana wa tada will protect it after filtering out all those whose human wavers, right? Let's take this question in Shama.
Yeah, that's what my, yeah, that's what my wife was just telling me in the car as well. So we don't know. But based on what we hear in the news, Allah knows best what exactly happened. It seems, you know, multiple reports. One is saying it's a propane tank, or maybe something is just the car itself. Allah knows right? Allah knows best. However, the reason why I'm saying this is we should not jump to conclusions. That's why I'm saying if it's ISIS, Allah knows best if it is. If it is, it proves something about ISIS, if it isn't Alhamdulillah when things happen, I've seen in front of my eyes, right outside of mustard, the number we're going for Salatu Juma had an old man and elderly
man walking very slow crossing the street, a car comes and just hits him directly hits him and kills him going for Juma. Someone could say that's a disaster as well. Yes. It's something terrible that happens, right? Literally on the street right in front of mustard and ugly. I mean, there's so many things that happen We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us patience in these times, not to jump to conclusions not to be an oma that simply stands up and starts to say things and declare things. And this is why it's important for us not to quickly jump to social media and start posting things on social media. Oh, it was this it was that take it easy. Let's find out what it was first.
And sadly, we see that a lot of a lot of Muslims around the world and imams included, they jump to conclusions and they start to make statements before even knowing what's happening.
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant us patience. I mean,
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The procedure for for Nokia In fact, we did this last year, I did a whole session on Nokia
right here on the I think I did it on the 29th or the 30th night of Ramadan. So the recordings I believe are online.
Maybe the same question I know it's there and it was recorded. However, if you want maybe tomorrow for maybe tomorrow we can focus on autopia if you want or you know, evils, evil, IGN etc. We could talk about it a little bit if you want, is that what you want to do tomorrow?
And maybe we could touch upon that tomorrow in sha Allah Tada. So we'll leave this for tomorrow. And that okay, however just to touch upon it if someone is told to do it, okay, I mean, recite the Quran do Rokia upon yourself the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would do it okay upon himself. So if you're feeling something in a certain area, for example, maybe it's pain or gin or you know black magic, put your right hand on the area if it's let's say your shoulder or you're feeling it sometimes you might feel the jinn underneath you and you're moving it you're moving it to an area right? And then you're reciting the Quran verses of the Quran will highlight tomorrow
various various verses you can easily go online on YouTube for example, and type in like machete law should autopia Sabha mahamadou utopia any of the Imams are okay and you'll see the verses of the Quran and will recite them there. You can learn them and it's listed there for you inshallah.
So, yeah, maybe we'll touch upon that briefly tomorrow, inshallah.
Oh, yes, yes, Fareed Subhana. Allah a good fit fit for didn't even pop into my head how that fits. So paying Zakat to fit or distributing the fit or is that cut to fit Oh, and the origin is that it's not given monetary right the Hanafi madhhab says yes, you can give it as money right they actually declare that you can give it as money However, it's something that should be used you give from your wealth. The norm of of a meal.
Today we say a meal because that's the equivalent of the cost right? Which is approximately we see there $10 I didn't see the boxes today when I came in though. Oh, there there okay. So it's 10 $10 is what other fella mustard fella ignorant basically has said some other massages are still at $8 I would give a little bit more. There's nothing wrong with giving more even if it's 10 and you're paying for for gift $50 instead of paying 40 give 50 it's better, it's much better. But it should be paid no later than let's say tonight or tomorrow at the absolute latest. Why? Because they now need to take that money and
purchase the food, which will either be distributed in terms of rice, the staple foods of the country here, look at rice and chicken, rice and chicken. I know most of the world is rice and chicken or rice and meat. Those are staple things that we could use to last long, we could buy large amounts of it and give it so we eat, you know, barley, rice, stuff like that. Non perishables, we give chicken frozen chicken and meat is always good or fresh, and they can freeze it, those are good things to give as well.
an equivalent of approximately $10 per person, that's what's been set within your family. So if you're, I'll use my family, for example, myself, my wife and two daughters, they don't need to be mature. And some of the scholars say even if the babies in the womb of the mother, then you pay on behalf of that baby as well. And you pay on behalf of that baby as well. Even though the baby isn't born yet.
Yeah. Yeah, yeah. So,
for example, like I said, in my family, myself, my wife and my two daughters, they're young, they're not mature, right? They're five years old, and three years old, however you pay on their behalf, okay, so you pay on their behalf, that means $40, for a family of four, okay, and you make sure that you pay that sooner rather than later. So it should be done already. Now, the good thing is with econo relief Alhamdulillah, I managed to enquire about it last year. And what they do is, they don't guarantee that it's given here locally, which is not a condition of the cattle fitters to begin with, but what they do is they distribute it before eat. So they will look at how much is collected.
And I spoke to Islamic Relief as well. So those of you if you want to give through Islamic Relief, I spoke to brother Muhammad Qasim, and he he messaged me, and he said, Look, what they do is they set a certain amount aside,
and they add to it, they add an extra amount. So last year, they will say, let's say 500,000, they had to distribute in their capital, they will top it up with let's say another 250,000, just to be on the safe side, in case more was collected this year. And they will disperse it to various different countries and countries where there's needy, and they will make sure that that's distributed before their eat before he'd saw that. And that's why they encourage it done sooner rather than later. So it's easy for them to say, because they top up the amount instead of just 500,000 as an example and giving 750,000 it's easy for us to say if someone does give at the last
minute, they can easily say okay, help us add more, add more, right, because they've already purchased the stuff and they have it ready to distribute. So they just distribute it. So those are, you know, good tools for us to know that exist for us. However, if you know someone that's in need, then purchase whatever you can for them and distribute it to them yourselves.
Yeah, that's that's, of course, what we're talking about is the cattle fitted itself specifically, to fit them is distributed to the families before they're even sought out. Why? So that those families will also have something to enjoy as a feast. On the day of eat, they will be able to enjoy some, you know, food in their homes for 30 days of fasting, we've been fasting and we've been feeling what they're feeling. And now we'll handle that we give back to them so that they can also have some sort of food to eat and enjoy it with their family members, and maybe their neighbors, etc. When I was a student, in Medina, we used to do that we used to collect these cattle fitted from
people that we knew. And we used to gather our own together as students and we would go and buy literally a carload full of rice and a carload full of chicken, frozen chickens. And we used to go out in the poor areas of Medina and knock on the doors of the houses and distribute to them personally. And I know when we lived in Malaysia, we used to do the same thing here in Canada, it's a little bit more difficult to find people that are poor and in need. However, there are areas that you can go to that you do find people in need. So that's something that's good. If you can do that, then do it. If you can go and find people, families that you know, maybe some of the Syrian refugee
families that came in there need etc.
Some families are on welfare, single mothers, etc. Do that do that on their behalf and collect from your friends and family and distribute that way
to a food bank. So again, we have to make sure that the food is just distributed to them before they eat. and preferably it's food that's not already prepared, so they can prepare. The reason why is because food that's already prepared costs more, so you can buy more of the unprepared food, then you can have the prepared food, right with that amount of wealth. However, if you want to give more than there's nothing wrong with that, so you're not restricted to giving only the $10 you can give a lot more but we should make sure
That's done before heat. Some people come in for eight salon as they're coming in for AIDS and other pain. And some people after they come as the person leading Salah they come to like where can I pay my fifth class? It's almost done. It's distributed right now. I know some of some of the places that will still continue to collect but how do you distribute after it's already you know eight so it becomes difficult.
Yes, this is compulsory Yes.
Again, if you come if you come at saw that time and you put it in the box, if the mustard has some sort of, you know, way immediately after solid, they're going to count and make a phone call. That's it. I know it can release, they'll call abroad and say okay, philos distribute this amount, this amount, that's fine, but the families should have it before they eat Salah. They should have it before eat. So now like if you go to Medina now you'll see people who are in need sitting on the sides of the roads, they're not begging or they're not asking. They're just waiting, if you give to them. They'll take it right. They'll take your rice, they'll take whatever you give to them corn,
wheat, etc. Whatever you have dates they'll give they'll take it right. So it's a time now to give to them so that on the day varied people are not begging you're not seeing people begging in the streets. They have they already have. Okay.
Okay, so for those that can't that didn't hear the question. The question was during the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we know that there was an IED Salah that was prayed out, you know, in an open area so people can see etc. And everyone who would come together would be one aid salah and everyone would come together and pray there. Nowadays we have like three or four in one Masjid. Every Masjid has its own. And this is one thing that I like the M and and does. The Muslim neighbor Nexus. are you beating this here?
No. Yeah, I shall not America. They asked me to lead about nine months ago. But now because I'm committed to do some things in Milton. I told them that I can't leave. I really wanted to be there this year.
It doesn't show rain shows 34 degrees of sunshine for Wednesday.
Yeah, yeah, Thursday's rain. Even if it's rain, I mean, bring an umbrella. Put some plastic underneath you and pray. What's the problem? That's right. And that's what I love about it. So kind of love what they do is they just pray out in the open in a field or in a park. Right? It's It's beautiful. I wish that it was like that. I wish that everyone in Oakville and Mississauga and Milton and all these places would just do that. Just one read saw that. And we'll work towards it inshallah, because it's already something happening, we need to continue to work towards it.
So that Allah can be prayed immediately after the sunrise, right? The tongue of a shark basically after the sunrises, okay, so what we do here is like in Milton, there's four, eight. So now going on 615 739, o'clock and 1030. Right, the best thing would be if we get a park and all of us go to this one Park, and everyone prays together at one time and tell us it's done and everyone gets to enjoy or eat together. Like I know, they asked me Do you want to do 1030 1030 My wife is like we pray at 1030 we're not gonna see anyone we know. No one's gonna be there at 1030 if you pray 616, you're gonna have you know, no one with children is going to be there. 616 It's like the nine o'clock or
the 730 where you get the family. So if it's one prayer, that's the best. And the thing is that people should see us doing this as well. They should see us. Now I know we live in Canada, and when he does in winter, well, that's a different story. We can't exactly stand outside and minus 40 degrees and pray. Right you can but it's just not comfortable. Some kind of law. So I mean, at least in the summer, we should take advantage of it. And I honestly think this is something that I'm for next year, even shala at least in Milton, I'm gonna encourage them to do something like that. It should be done.
How do you get 10s of 1000s of people outside? What do you mean how they just come on Canada Day you get 10s of 1000s of people the whole country's out in the parks. Why is it that the Muslims feel like it's impossible to do? Right? We should it's easy. I remember when I was young in Montreal, and at that time, there was only one night Sala
pulso v arena, it was an arena. And you know, this was, what, 30 years ago right? over 30 years ago. I'm 35. Now, one arena, there would be one, so not everyone would come there. Then when the numbers got too large, we went to the Olympic Stadium. The Montreal Olympics did we pray right on the field rent out the entire at the beginning, we would rent only the hallway, one of the areas where you have exhibitions, because it cost too much but then we would need the field now because there's so much division and our massages are much bigger people say oh, we could do three or four. But the problem with that is you'll see one mm leading it three or four different places. Right leading
alfalah leading iccm leading at IMO leading at say the Fed IJA centers and leading here leading there. Why? Why not that one email leads everyone in one place. All right, that's that's what should be done. And now you see four or five different saw that taking place this year. I was supposed to lead Mnn and I said, You know what, please excuse me because of my commitments now I can't, right. However,
what I was thinking is we have imams hopping from one mustered to the other to lead to accommodate for all the different for the for the numbers of people. If we just get a park and everyone goes to the park, you don't need to lead four or five different solder. You can lead one and this year, I'm only leading one just one. I don't want to lead more than one.
They do it in the park as well. class we need to get we're gonna work on this for next week. inshallah we're gonna work on it. Yes.
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Very good. Yes. That's very true. Not only food, but water.
Yeah, not only food, but water. And the sad thing is the parents don't want to pick up the plates of their children and in their scared of people seeing them throwing it in the garbage. So they leave it there for someone else to pick up. That's not right. And water as well. How many days? Do we see water bottles with this much? You know, drunk out of it. And that's it? Come on.
of course. I'm the larger Sokolow head and for that, any other questions? A few more minutes.
Yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was passing by a grave
and saw that this person in knew that the person in their grave was going through lots of hardship. And when the Sahaba asked him about it, he said this was someone who is not particular, when relieving themselves as in urine was something that they weren't, you know, they didn't really care so much about if it came on them or their clothing. And so yes, we need to be very picky very particular, when we use the bathroom, we are a clean oma. And we should, we should respect the person that's going to use the washroom after us. I've I've gone into the bathrooms here as well. And I see urine all over the seats. And of course, the first thing that you think is it's a child, a
child wenting, but we should be teaching our children how to use the bathroom correctly. Now, is it not? Or is it impermissible to stand and use the bathroom? I will not say that it's not permissible. Why because it was done at the time of the Prophet sallallahu it was send them however it was done mainly during travels right when they were traveling.
However, the best is to kneel down that was the common method of using the bathroom and the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam did it and he would lean to the left side as well. And you'll see someone anyone here who has issues with constipation, try it mean to your left
And you'll see it'll be a lot easier for you. Right? Try it, that's, you know, you, you, you naturally lean to the left side, because you're doing something, you're relieving yourself, it's not something that's good and clean. And so we do things with the rights that are clean and things that are not clean with the left. And so the profits in the long run, it's been a little bit to the left, when he was relieving himself. And so we need to be careful with that, we need to be people that make sure that if we use the bathroom, and there's splashes of anything, even if it's water on the toilet seat, wipe it off, so that the next person that comes in doesn't feel grossed out and
disgusted as they're walking in. All right, I remember Subhanallah when we were young and memorizing code, and we were told, you also have to fill up the Lota, the water jug for the next person to come in. Make sure that you're always conscious of the next person. Don't think of yourself think of the next person. And so yes, using the bathroom, the best is sit down, right? So it doesn't splash on you. And it doesn't splash outside anywhere else for the next person. Maintain cleanliness. If it does flash try to clean anything up. Right and be honest with yourself, your scent, you're going to stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we know very well I like chef Riyadh gave this example
once. He said anyone who thinks that standing up and using the bathroom is not going to splash on them. He says, I challenge you right now. Come, let's go. You, you he and somehow he did this in Malaysia, he told he told the audience, I think it was three or 400 people sitting there. He said, test yourself. If you are a man and you go use the bathroom and you stand up to use the bathroom, he says take off all your clothing, get completely naked and stand there and use the bathroom. And it's guaranteed you will feel splashes on you. Right? Whether you feel it on your legs, or if you live on your feet, he was saying you'll feel it somewhere. Like there's no way that you can use a bathroom
and it doesn't splash outside. And so it's kind of that that was amazing. Amazing that he did that openly and he wasn't shy to say it as well. Right? He was challenging us so he was using that as an example that in when you sit down, you avoid that and it's almost you know, rare it's rare that you will get splashed on and if you do get splashed on us that's what it's dangerous for you wash yourself and you clean yourself.
It does splash How does it not splash uncle it's almost impossible that it does not splash. Which modern year no one that's completely straight goes from the from four feet high all the way to the ground, or one that's small like a bowl it splashes
it does splash does splash
dust flash, you have to be very careful. You have to be very careful. You can't pray your son out when your clothes are impure. And I'm not saying that standing or sitting you know which one is permissible or not permissible. What I am saying is just be careful of splashing. Be careful when it comes on your clothing. You have to clean it. Okay. So be particular with your sauna
going, going gone Yes. Gone.
You could put your hand down.
public restroom and politics too dirty to sit on it. So how you hover.
You either wipe it and clean it so handle it the other day.
The other day I was I went to use the masjid washroom. No, no, wait, wait. The other day I went to use a mustard washroom, not this mustard, another mustard.
And I was waiting to use the washroom. And the person inside was taking forever.
And Subhanallah when you know people people were walking by and they saw me standing there. So they felt bad to like, you know, doubt would stand there are people out of respect. Sadly, I didn't knock I was just waiting, just waiting. But people are coming through like Oh, you're waiting and they're knocking on the door on my behalf. I'm like, just leave them. Why? Because we know the person who urinated in the masjid the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us to leave him Don't disturb him. So don't disturb the person who's in the washroom just wait, wait your turn. They're not gonna live in there. They know other people need to use it. They're going to come out when they're done.
So who's waiting, waiting, waiting.
Finally, someone came and knocked, kept knocking, knocking, knocking and I was like, brother, Stop, please. Leave the person. He's like, Yeah, but I came a few minutes ago. I saw you waiting, like doesn't matter. Just wait.
And then finally the door opened. The imam of the masjid was in there.
He said I didn't use the washroom yet this whole time.
Been spending I've been cleaning the toilet seat It was too dirty to use.
Right? That's not even a public. You're asking about a public washroom. This was the mustard washroom. He said the whole time and he had his sleeves rolled up but it's dopey off and he was sweating. I'm like, are you sure you weren't using the washroom? doesn't know the whole time I was cleaning it. He was cleaning the washroom. So Canada, and then then I said to us use it. He's like, No, you can go first. I said, No, no, no, no, go use it. He said I didn't want to use it. It's too dirty for me to use. And he knows he has to lead salah and everyone that prays behind him. It's his responsibility to be clean. If he's not clean. The the the completeness of the prayer of everyone
behind him is on his shoulders. So he spent that time cleaning the washroom.
That's the mustard washroom. What about the public washroom? You're asking now, right? The public washroom if it's so dirty, that even cleaning it you don't want to use it. I know sometimes we go and use I travel a lot. Trust me. The worst washrooms are the washrooms between Mecca and Medina. Right. Those are the worst washrooms and they'll have the leather washrooms that you kneel down. But imagine for sisters when they go use the washroom. Sometimes it's very hard for them to use those. So they like to use these Western types of toilet bowls, right? And it's so dirty. It's so dirty. How do you use that and still maintain cleanliness, you hover,
you hover. This is why you need to do exercise and have a lot of really strong leg muscles. Really strong leg muscles. I hover it you know some handle that even even in the airplane
and the turbulence and the plane going up and down. You need to have strong legs of Hannah law. And this is part of our Deen we shouldn't be shy to talk about this. Honestly, this is something we need to learn. Cleanliness is part of our human it's part of our Deen part of our belief. We need to be clean. Now you mentioned
there needs prayer.
Now the reason why there would be no too high yet and mustard prayed during the time that you're waiting for the Salah to begin is because at the time of the Sahaba of the Allah and home their eats Allah was prayed right after sunrise. So they would go for fudger and then they would wait. And they would not pray in the masjid as well. So there was no to hire to mustard because they were praying in the public. So there's no two here to the masjid. And then they would also pray it as the sunrise Sun was done rising they would start the prayer so that's a time when Salah is discouraged to pray and you're not in the mustard so there's no to hear to the mustard. This is why when we look
traditionally, we don't see to hear to the masjid. It's not mentioned you come for eat there's no to hate and mustard. Yeah, because they're not praying in the mustard. Nowadays we are and nowadays we're praying not immediately after the sunrise. We're praying it at 739 o'clock 1030 that's a time when you can easily pray to pay it to the masjid So pray it pray it okay
what do you mean but is not done?
Oh, okay. I thought you meant people don't pray fudger honor what is this jamara we understand but fudge
fudge of prayer is compulsory prayer according to the to the majority is cinema Kedah. Okay, what is more important compulsory or cinema Kedah? compulsory
Allah knows best none of us know even if my own prayer is accepted. I don't know. Right? So I don't know. But if someone is coming for eat and that's the only time in the year that they ever come to pray have some mercy upon them. Do some hives towards them. Do some goodness for them because there's a little element of hope left with that person. So be nice towards them. Don't say oh, what are you doing here? You never come to pray anyways. Just leave there's no point in you coming this is something you should come for fudge just leave no no. We should be nice towards them and hamdulillah they're coming Give them a big hug Mashallah. I'd love to see you I haven't seen you in
a long time. I go to the masjid everyday for Muslim please come I want to see you at Muslim come tonight we'll go We'll go for a coffee or something afterwards. Make them feel happy right? And if someone misses fudger like they slept through budget by accident get up and pray your budget right away and then go for eight Sala Okay, we'll stop there in Charlotte because it's almost time for the air then. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make it easy for us to learn this Deen and implement it in our lives. Well solo Silla Mubarak and anabaena Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salaam Alaikum located on the Santa Monica Manhattan live in a castle.