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Ramadan Gems 01
Channel: Daood Butt
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This lecture was given at the Al Falah Islamic Centre.
May 27, 2017
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa rahmatullah Tolkien what was Sunday what was suddenly more Highlander? v Hill Karim LA, mano Salatu atoma tasleem rubbish rally sodbury were Silly me at that time in the sunny of the Hokulea. My brothers and sisters in Islam a son Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
So we begin again, another month of Ramadan, and it is nice to be here with you this year, I think some of you know we were not going to have halaqa then we were gonna have a halaqa that it was only going to be a few nights a week. But Alhamdulillah we're we're here together in sha Allah at least for three nights. We'll be doing this every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in sha Allah to Allah so that it's thought itself will not be taking place any other days as well except Friday, Saturday, Sundays as well as the halaqa so that's the first thing Second of all, handle as a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala to be able to reach the month of Ramadan. How many people do we know? Over
the years right that passed away literally up until the day of Ramadan or the day that Ramadan is supposed to begin at night we always hear people passing away we pray janazah you know at the masjid and so on and so forth. And so handle as a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala Yes, returning to Allah is a blessing No, no doubt, but to to be able to reach another month of Ramadan in itself is also a blessing from Allah subhana wa tada to be able to benefit and to ask for forgiveness from the sins that we may have committed throughout the year. But that should not stop us from asking for forgiveness on a regular basis. Right That should not stop us from asking for forgiveness on a
regular basis. One thing that many people have failed to do is ask Allah subhana wa Adana in the moments leading up to them Yvonne, right, we just keep asking a lot to allow us to reach out on a bond. But ask Allah subhana wa tada for forgiveness as well. And now that we're in the month of Ramadan, let's not, you know, just leave off certain Anna and actions that we wanted to do throughout the month and say, Oh, you know, it's just the first day, it's just a second day. No, because if we do that, we're never actually going to begin because on the second day, you'll say, you know, it's just the second day, I'll start on the third day. And then on the third day, you
never end up starting that goal or that task, or that Eva that you wanted to achieve. So begin from day one. Yesterday, I met this brother in the community and Milton's hamdulillah. And right after that, he says, I need to go and like what are you in a rush for? Like, we, you know, we we were eating all day, right? It's Friday hamdulillah. And, you know, he wasn't fasting, I wasn't fasting, he's like, No, no, I need to go like, okay, big rush, Mashallah, first day of Ramadan, I'm wondering where he's going. And I went to the mustard, you know, we obviously got to the mustard early, because we were not too far from it to begin with. And I get there. And I see this brother sitting
there, and he's already reading. So that's a vaca. Like, he's already reading through the quarter and beginning and we're literally within the first hour and a half of not even the first hour of Ramadan, right. Because muffled is the beginning of Ramadan. So we're in the first hour of the month, and he's already beginning his quarter and recitation, and you know, going at it. And I know this, this brothers have had a lot. He's not a brother, who only opens the Koran during Ramadan, he opens the Quran every single day that I see him in the mustard, he's sitting there reading the Koran, but this is something that showed me as an example, how we need to maximize from every single
moment, the beginning as well as the end of the month of of blessings in the month of Baraka, the month of Ramadan.
So here, we'll see a little bit of what we're going to go through for today and tomorrow in sha Allah, and then we'll continue next Friday.
What I was trying to figure
out are trying to figure out how to do was, I know many of the brothers who and I don't see them here today, but throughout the week, they were saying, you know, we want the Holocaust, we want the Holocaust, I don't see them right now. But they'll probably be here shortly. They were saying you know, regular Tafseer as we did last year, let's go through the verses have a quote on another couple of brothers were suggesting you know, just take take some lessons that we can learn from the Koran, things that we can benefit from the Koran, and let's focus on that. And I think most people like to actually stick to the portions of the Quran that we are going to be learning from sorry,
reciting, while we're praying and tada, we as well as you know, being able to make that connection with our daily recitation because many people will try to recite, you know, a certain part of the of the Koran, whether it's an entire Jews like one 30th of the quarter and to try and finish it throughout the entire month, or you know, a quarter Joe's excetera. So we'll try and do that in childhood to Hannah. I'll try my best to stick with what we're going to be reciting throughout those nights and expand a little bit more because
Cuz we're not gonna be with each other Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday or actually Monday to Thursday. So inshallah Tana will try and do our best. We begin Bismillah Surah Fatiha. The beginning of the Quran begins with the opening the opening of the Quran Surah Fatiha. And this sort of in itself is a sutra that has a huge importance for us in our lives, as in the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us that in it is she thought in it in this surah his blessings for us in terms of health, or a cure. So anyone who's experiencing hardship, anyone who is going through difficulty illness, sickness, disease, you know, something, whether it's whether it's temporary or
chronic, Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us through the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the importance of this surah. Now, this sort of in itself, most of us probably know the explanation of it. But we'll go through some of the verses before I do that, with regards to Shiva. And with regards to it being a cure. Many people wonder how can a surah or how can verses of the Quran be a cure for us? Like how can we use it as a cure, you go to the doctor, and they give you a doctor who prescribed a type of medicine, you go to the pharmacy, you get the medicine, you get home, it says take every eight hours or 12 hours, whatever. And I know during Ramadan, it becomes a
little bit problematic with taking medication. But here's some Hello, this is a medication that we can take throughout the month of Ramadan. Right so well after the fact. But how do we take it we don't just put in our mouth and drink some water, right like some people might like to do or think that we could do that. All you simply need to do is recite this surah
in various different ways. There's different things that you can do. So for example, if you have a sore throat, you can put your right hand on your throat, and you could just recite Surah Fatiha. Right, recite it a few times as much as you can. Another thing that we can do is if someone else is sick, let's say you're visiting someone in the hospital and they're sick, you can recite Surah Fatiha for them as in you put their hand on wherever let's say you're a brother and you're visiting a brother. And they have I don't know maybe a dislocated shoulder or something happened to them. You put your hand on their shoulder or wherever the pain is, and you recite Surah Al Fatiha, you can
recite it once three times four times as many times as you want, but that is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to recite and put your hand on the part of the body that is hurting.
Another method and this is used within Rokia and we spoke about it last year, I believe, is to recite the suta and blow on the person as well. So blow on the person or recite and blow into your hands and rub it onto the person. So these are all things that can be done with regards to the recitation of the SOA. We begin by looking at the soldier itself Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us in the surah if we look at it, the very first verse of soldato Fatiha is
an hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen anyone else
have 100 laheem that's the first verse. Anyone else
Mashallah, you just guessing?
Good. The first verse of pseudogene Fatiha is actually Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.
Right Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa. Now there's difference of opinion some of the scholars say no Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim is not a verse of surah to Fatiha or it is a verse of sort of old Fatiha but it's not recite it out loud or it was recited out loud because we do have narrations from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam, or from this habit of the alarm and home shot of the ohana in particular she tells us that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at times would recite Bismillah R Rahman Rahim out loud when he was beginning sort of to Fatiha so sometimes it was recited out loud and for those of us that recite it out loud there's nothing wrong with that. I know sometimes people
go to a Masjid and they hear the Imam reciting Surah Fatiha. But before beginning the surah says Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim out loud and then they question Why did that happen? Other people will go to other masajid and hear the Imam begin. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen without hearing Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim and then they'll ask the same question is our Sala correct? Did the member site sort of refer to her or not? And so we see here that it is okay. If the member sites it out loud or quietly, then that is completely fine. Now this sort of itself is important because it's the beginning of the Koran and in its she thought and somehow there's so many other lessons that we can
take from it. But we don't want to spend too much time simply on sort of the Fatiha but when a person recites the surah and says al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the angels he communicates with the angels as we know he gives commands on a daily basis on a regular basis to the angels. He tells the angels my worshiper
is praising me
My worshipper is praising me. So that in itself is something that we need to focus on but we'll come back to it. We take the next verse on wireman and blame, the same sort of thing happens Allah Subhana Allah communicates to the angels saying that, you know, one of us one of the worshipers of Allah subhana wa tada is now you know, praising Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, in the third verse, or in the next part is considering, you know, Bismillah R Rahman R, Rahim as a verse Then it would be the fourth verse Bismillah sorry, Maliki or Medina Allah subhanho wa Taala says, to the angels magetta Nia de, that my servant is, you know, again, praising me but of a different status. And so
here in the first three verses of the surah, Al hamdu, lillahi, rabbil, alameen or Rahmani Raheem Maliki Ahmed Deen, Allah subhanho wa Taala is communicating to the angels about us, about us. And that means the next time that we pray Our prayer, and the next time that we're standing in Salah, and the next time that we say you know what, I wish I can gain the shore I wish I could get some sort of concentration and devotion in my sauna, we should begin thinking, Allah subhana wa tada is telling the angels about about me, right? Allah is communicating to the angels about me, because I'm standing in Sardar Singh and hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. And so anytime that we recite sudo
Fatiha, and in every single aspect of our prayer, at the very beginning of that aka we should be focused and concentrated on the fact that a lot is communicating to the angels about me, therefore I should be in full concentration in my prayer, that's absolutely important. And if we can gain that inshallah tada if we can, you know, understand the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala is communicating to the angels about us, then we will with the help of Allah be a lot more concentrated in our sauna. We move on in sha Allah hota hai to the next verse, he can attribute to what he can to stay in here we testify and we state that we worship Allah subhana wa tada and to Him do we worship
and from him or with a loss of hand with Anna do We seek refuge and help and assistance from anything that we may need in our lives? You know, slid off on him set off on Latina and nantahala him of how you didn't have to be either him or Bonnie bonnin Here we are making a Doha this next part of the surah isn't too hot. And that's why you'll notice when we make Doha right you're making dua to Allah subhana wa Adana and you'll hear the Imam sometimes make a dua and people will say amin in the Jew Mahatma and the last part of the football. We hear a lot and people say amin, amin, amin, amin means is studied era. It means answer Allah, right. It's like a command that we give to a loss
of Hanwha Johanna that he enjoys? He loves that we asked from him, either Salah kariba de Anita in near Caribe ouji Buddha Derrida, Dan, Allah subhanho wa Taala loves when we asked from him, and he loves when we asked for him to answer our door.
And so here this last part of Sultan Fatiha is actually a doula. And that's why at the end of the surah, we say
I mean very good. So we say Amina now we know why we say anneal right, because it's a drought. After saying Yak and arugula, iya. Can Astaire in a dino slit off almost nothing but we are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah to guide us to the straight path, the path that leads us to Jenna, the path that is that has no edge. There's no you know, loops in it. There's no detours in that path to genda you know, when you're driving down the 401 and you see detour and you're thinking Subhana Allah you know, we just finished how are we? It's 11 3012 o'clock at night, you're going home. And you see Aaron Mills, there's a detour right on that street and you're thinking to yourself, so how am I
going to get home now I have to take this longer route to get home. I'll not have mercy upon us. When you think of it so kind of Allah, Allah Subhana Allah has mercy upon us all the time. The more distance that we drive to and from the masjid the more reward we get written down for us and so Subhanallah when we see the detour going to the masjid, don't speed up and break the speed limit. Take your time, follow the speed limit, and know and trust that Allah subhana wa tada is banking rewards for us. Unless panelist ad is giving us reward upon reward upon rewards, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in a hadith for every single hotel, every single step that we take
is a reward going to the mustard and so Subhana Allah when our nowadays we're using the modern day step, right? Our camels are driving. So now the car is driving us to the masjid. As in we're driving a car a vehicle and so forever
Every single rotation we could say of the tire, right? That's not what the heck he says. This, he says for every single step, but every single span of distance that we travel, there's rewards for us. And so Subhana Allah, Allah is merciful and even on our way home, Allah Subhana Allah is still blessing us with rewards for going to the masjid and attending to prayers. So here we're making a dua to Allah subhanho wa Adana he did not set off on Mr. Theme set off on Latina and anti la him, guide us to that straight path,
the path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor right so often Latina a nom de la him manana bien de 18 was Shahada it was Sani hain, the path that is a path that was lived by by the righteous and continuously lived by those who are righteous, from the profits from the messengers from those who are righteous and connected to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, those that you know stood alongside the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu home, etc, etc, those that are connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala have a Eden in Malibu behind him What about Nene, not those who have, you know, earned the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala or those who have swayed away from the
path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And those as we know, the scholars of Tafseer teach us that those are the Jewish as well as the Christian, Allah subhanho wa Taala had given them books, and they had followed prophets and messengers just like you and I. But one of the
prescriptions or one of the details that was given to them in their scripture as well was that there would be a last and final messenger that would come Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he came, and it was for for them as well to follow prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam and so Allah subhanho wa Taala here shows us follow the path of those who are connected to a law, not those who are earning the anger of a loss of hand with Anna by knowing that he is the one to be worshipped by knowing that Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Miranda he was on them as the last and final messenger that would have ever came right or ever, you know, to come and ever came for us in the past tense.
And also knowing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has is one to be worshipped and not multiple different, you know, statues and an iOS etc. to be worshipped Allah subhanho wa Taala expects that from us, and that is basically an overview of Surah Fatiha, we move on Surrattsville Baccarat. Serato, Baqarah is along solo, it spans over to Joe's two and a half Jews close to two and a half Jews of the Quran.
The surah itself is also something that Allah Subhana which Allah gave to us as a protection, so Surah tillbaka there's protection in it for us. Now a lot of people talk about
black magic and you know, SEO, which is like magic black magic. You know, the jinn and so on and so forth. And they ask questions, how can I protect myself? How can I be protected from the evils of the world that are out there? And we seen a Hadith of the Prophet salallahu it he was sending them, he says Doom to render your home's letter diluter kookaburra. Don't when render your homes or make your homes as though they are graveyards? What do we do in the graveyard?
What do we do?
What what is what is the purpose of a graveyard? What is a graveyard?
This is this is where you speak a little and give me a 32nd break from speaking after 16 and a half hours of fasting right? So what do we do in a graveyard? what is done in a graveyard? What happens in a graveyard?
Exactly. We go to the graveyard to bury those who passed away. We bury them there? Yes.
Very good. Then we follow up by visiting them right? We we visit those who had passed away we make dua to Allah subhana wa tada for their forgiveness, etc. But do we answer the call to prayer when we hear the air then five times a day? Do we go to the cemetery? Do we go to the graveyard? No, we come to the masjid. And so this is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam means he means don't make your homes a place that is not gone to to pray. The graveyard is a place we go to lay those who are no longer praying. Right they've left this world their soul has returned to Allah Subhana which Allah that's the place that they're resting the bodies are resting we could say right we know that
very well is a rest in peace. Right? And so the cemetery is a place that is not gone to for prayer for a bada and the Prophet sallallahu I think he was sending them says do not make your home like it is a graveyard. What he means by that will continue to divert the Hadith he says for internal beta ledi tokara ofii Surah 230 sorry. Surah tolbachik
Lay the hollow shape on
the profits that Allahu Allah He will send them says that the home in in which Surah Al Baqarah is recited. shavon will not enter. So you're worried at home, you're worried that you're not protected, you get into your home and you still feel you know something's not right. Or someone is affecting you. Someone is doing black magic upon you, you know, someone has evil eye that they're, you know, constantly looking at you in a certain way, etc, etc. When you're at home recite Surah Al Baqarah. If someone cannot recite surah, Baqarah for various different reasons, right? Maybe someone has not memorized it. Maybe someone is slow in the recitation, right? Because it's a long suva and we say
that very clearly. It's a very long sword. So what you can do is listen to sort of tillbaka or have someone else in your house who can recite Surah tillbaka recite it for you, right? So Subhan Allah we should be people that not just recite at once, but recite it regularly. And this is important the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam constantly encourages us to recite the Quran by highlighting for us the longest surah in the Quran is a sutra that you should be reciting in your home. So if by default, you're reciting the longest surah isn't it obvious we're going to be reciting the shorter sutras as well? Yes, therefore indicating to us the importance of reciting the Quran and constantly
being busy in the recitation of the Quran inside of our homes. So Surah tillbaka is an important sutra. It protects our homes it protects us from evils as well. So you want to be protected recite Surah Al Baqarah recite Surah Al Fatiha the first two sources of record are absolutely important if people are worried or people are concerned about their safety from others around them and evils etc. We move on
let's look at the beginning of the surah let me just pull it up here we're using technology nowadays Mashallah right it used to use paper and pen and now I'm using a laptop with everything on it. The beginning of the solar is important Allah Subhana Allah begins as sorta and says it for
Now these as we will explain now and hopefully not explained throughout the rest of the month, these are known as the what type of letters.
Hey, refreshments from last year? Who knows what these are called?
When we see these letters at the beginning of a sweater, yeah, see?
What are these? These letters called?
Does anyone know?
If any of the sisters want to come out the partition is up. I know some sisters came out before and went back. The partition is up just as a reminder, you can come through that side inshallah, because the sisters always have the answer, right. That's why we want them to give us the answer. What are the letters called? They're called in Arabic hurdles, Elmo kata hearts. In English, the disjointed letters. These letters have no meaning that we are aware of as in there could be a meaning, but we don't know what it is. And we leave that up to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Many scholars have tried to explain it or people in our time, as well as in the past have tried to explain what these letters
could mean. So for example, Elif Elif is the first letter in Allah so Alif stands for Allah. Right? Which, you know, other scholars have proved that this is not right, because you can't really say that one letter will mean a specific thing because there's so many other words out there that start with the other so many other words that start with that lamb so many other words that start with the meme, right? Like I love mustard, right? And if lamb meme I love mustard, you can't do that. Right? So some kind of law. These letters are disjointed as in the meaning is with Allah subhanho wa Taala what they mean? It doesn't have an effect upon us. Because if Allah wanted us to know what they
meant, he would have told us and the fact that he did not tell us indicates to us that there are certain things in our Deen in our religion, that we are meant to know and certain things we are not meant to know. Another example is the soul. Right? The soul of Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the soul in the Quran. And he tells us that he is only given us a little bit of knowledge with regards to the soul. He hasn't told us everything about it. And so there are certain things in our religion that we believe in, by being told and we don't necessarily understand another example a lot of youth asked this question Are there aliens?
Are there aliens?
We know by certain narrations, you know the other worlds the other planets the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada. Are there aliens that we know of? Allahu Allah.
If there's if there's aliens out there, and there possibly are aliens out there, we leave that up to a loss of Hannah Montana as in it does not affect how you and I pray so not to fudge on us and it doesn't affect how we fast during the day. It doesn't affect how we do good deeds and act righteously towards others. It doesn't affect how we stay away from sin. It doesn't affect us in any way, shape or form if there are aliens on other planets or not. Therefore there are certain things in our Deen that Allah Subhana Allah gave us knowledge with regards to and others he restricted from our knowledge. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala begins to soar with Alif Lam Meem he then says the neocon
kita Bula Raji bathy mudan Nina clean, and it could also be recited for those of you that maybe have the most half open with you or the Koran with you, you can recite it as well, then he can kita Bula me fee who then need to clean so you can pause in either of the two places. Now, some people might say, Well, why are you telling us this? Like why do I need to know that you can pause here and you can pause there Who cares? Whenever I run out of breath I'll just pause. Listen panela part of learning to recite the Quran is part of is knowing when to start, sorry when to stop and when to start, or where to stop and when to start. So Subhana Allah Allah has made it very clear for us in
the recitation of the prophets of Allah, Allah, Allah who assemble, how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recited the Quran is how we are to learn to recite the Quran. Know, Allah Subhana. Allah shows us in the first few verses of surah baqarah and we're not going to go through all of them, but he gives us an indication of how you and I should be. He says that he Kalki tabula rasa Buffy
who del Mata team, that book which book
I gave you the answer to this last year. Which book are we referring to right now?
The holy book but which holy book, the Bible, the Koran very good, because some people actually say some that are trying to convince Muslims and say, Oh look, Allah says that he Calcutta right at the beginning of your run, it says vaniqa and vaniqa is being referred to something that is far something that is distant. If we were saying this book, Allah subhanho wa Taala would be saying, have Al Kitab this book, but Allah Subhana Allah says that he killed Kitab so some of the Christians in particular will say Oh, Allah is referring to the Bible in your core and Allah is referring to the Bible that the Bible not are you Buffy? There is no doubt in it. And that's wrong. Why? What is
Allah subhana wa tada referring to when he says that he can keytab exact book which book
the Quran but
ah, the Quran came down from where
from a law where was it written first?
Summer on what? A low a low Helmer fools right, Allah subhanho wa Taala preserve the poor earn on the protected tablets, a low helmet fools where the Quran was first inscribed, and came from there from Allah subhana wa tada to the angels to this world to the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam through gibreel alayhis salam, right. And so Subhanallah it's important for us to understand simple things in our Deen but people try to confuse the Muslim that may not understand it and get impressed by something else. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says alladhina You mean when Abby little honey BYOB Mona Santa
alladhina You mean una bella even those who believe in the unseen and so Pamela we just finished talking about aliens? If there's aliens Would you believe in it?
Hello, if they're aliens, would you believe in those aliens as in Would you believe that they exist not believe oh we need to worship the aliens No. Would you believe that they exist?
Yeah, of course if Allah subhana wa tada created you an eye and gave us the ability to see through our eyes and gave us the ability to breathe through our nose and it goes into our lungs and through their the oxygen feeds to our blood, some kind of Allah. If Allah is capable of doing that, surely Allah is capable of doing anything else. things from the unseen that we may discover many years down the line that we don't know now we might find a cure for cancer and Al Hamdulillah we found the cure. But listen, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam already told us
That there is a cure for everything. Allah has created a cure for everything. We just haven't found it yet. So when we become excited about things, and we become, you know, super passionate and overzealous about certain things we need to understand Allah is capable of doing anything. Just like On the flip side, we believe in the unseen, as in a law has a reason for doing everything. Things that you and I don't understand. Like I see a couple of our brothers Michelle, that came from the US. They're like trying to seek asylum here or something, right? They're escaping Trump's land. But
Mashallah, I see her own mother and I see her I know that he was on the chair. He's over there. I schambach. It came from the US, right? A lot of people ask this question like, how is it that Trump won the election? Like why why would Trump win? How did he win? But that is a simple example. Allah Subhana Allah says, a Latina, yo.
We believe in the unseen. Now we're not saying that Trump is unseen. But what we are saying is there are certain things that you and I don't understand. But I believe that he was given that position because Allah wanted him to have that position. There's a reason for it. What the reason is you and I don't know. That's with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we believe that Allah has a plan, and we believe that the plan of Allah is the best of plans. And we leave that with Allah subhanho wa Taala
where you will be Moana salata, Mommy, merasakan Yamuna and those who believe they also stand in prayer you'll be masala woman models aka home unicorn and what Allah subhana wa tada has provided for us we use now this is important for us to try and focus on in terms of a dub. We need to learn how to spend, we need to learn how to establish our prayer, we need to learn how to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala that which is seen and that which is unseen, and all of it falls under the banner of tub BIA all of it falls under the banner of of Edom of learning morals and learning values. And Allah subhana wa tada emphasizes that so much in the Quran, in verses that we skim through or go
over very quickly all the time, but don't really spend a moment to pay attention to it. Allah says from that which he provided us we spend.
Now, in our Deen many of us feel we need to be poor. We need to be people that are Zahid. We need to just give up everything Yes, we give for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we spend on things that are highlighted for us. But a big element of being a follower of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is not to actually be poor. And when we give examples of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam having just a date, and I use this example all the time you know it, for those that are regular you hear me say it all the time that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam at times only had a date in his home and that a shuttle de la hora and has sometimes gave the dates away to
someone that was in need. And he sent along and he was someone would come home and have nothing. Now that doesn't mean that he would just get up and do nothing in order to have nothing he would get up and earn in order to give the profits that alone were and he was some of them would earn in order to give he would earn in order to spend as a loss of Hamlet Anna says one Min moroccanoil whom you're going from what Allah has given to us, we learn how to spend spending it in the best way possible. And that's not only with wealth, it goes with health, with our time with our patients with every single aspect of our Dean some handle on many of us are sitting here right now. Do we have to be
sitting here? No, we could be at home resting, we can be at home smelling the nice pagodas being fried in the oil right, ready to give us a heart attack. 20 years down the line. We could be enjoying comfort inside of our homes, we could be sitting at a restaurant ready, you know, putting food on our you know, on our plates ready to indulge in this beautiful buffet meal or someone could be hiding in the middle of their home, in their room eating food when they're supposed to be fasting. Right? But Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us those who are going to follow what he has commanded and what he has given us and brought forward for us are those who are going to be
successful as you'll see in the verses to come at the beginning of this surah so it's important for us to try and sacrifice from what Allah subhana wa Dan has given us, whether it's wealth, whether it's health, whether it's time, whether it's energy, but sacrifice also comes in moderation. Now that's that's where our Deen is beautiful. It comes with this balance. You know, a lot of the time people will be eager to fast during Ramadan, like really excited to fast, especially our brothers and sisters who have health conditions. They want to continue fasting because they've been given that opportunity to fast for many years throughout their lives, and they
And they felt the benefits of fasting and the benefits of the month of Ramadan. Not just fasting alone, but the month of Ramadan as well. And then for some reason, the reason who is with Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala tests them and takes away an element of their health or takes away many years of their life, and now they're elderly, or now they're sickly, right, they no longer have the health that they had. Allah subhanho wa Taala tests them now
is that person going to strive harder within their means is that person capable of fasting, if that person is not capable of fasting, and they are going to force themselves too fast and through that forcing the fasting, they're going to harm their health, then there may be a problem. And this is why we talk about moderation in our Deen and Allah subhanho wa Taala highlights in the Quran that we are an Ummah of moderation. We are a nation of people who follow moderation according to the son of the Prophet sallallahu adha he was sending them. So now when we look at other examples, we gave an example of wealth. Let's look at an example of health, the Prophet sallallahu and he was one of them
standing in the middle of the night, crying his eyes out reciting a verse of the Quran over and over and over, his beard drenched with tears, his clothing drenched with tears, the ground underneath him wet with tears. Now, you can imagine how much crying must have been coming from the eyes of the prophets and allowing them to ascend them for the ground, which was sent underneath them, maybe you know, a canvas or a tarp he had underneath him inside of his home. But that becomes wet as well. How many tears need to fall from a person from their eyes for their beard, their clothing and the ground to be wet loads of tears. Also in other narrations at a Chateau de la jolla and it says that the
ankles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are swollen. So now people say oh, we need to just sacrifice give from our health people, people who are being told for example, listen, the doctors have told you you should not fast. The scholars have looked at your health and you've come to them and said I have this health condition and that health condition and a whole list of health conditions. And even a scholar might say listen, brother sister for you the best is you do not harm your health any further. You don't fastest Ramadan. They say no, no, no, don't you know the ankles of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are swollen, his back was hurting, you know, he would
give everything he was fighting battles and standing and having, you know, joint pains, etc, etc. He was sacrificing everything. Yes. But he was also at an age where he was capable of sacrificing that.
Right? How old was the Prophet sallallahu I think he was someone when he passed away.
63 Very good. Some of our brothers and sisters are 70 8090 years old and like I need to fast, they have loads of health issues and they're forcing themselves too fast. And it's only creating more and more health issues. I know last year some kind of like quite a few brothers from this Masjid put themselves in the hospital. And I say that, in all honesty, they put themselves in the hospital. Because Allah Subhana Allah gave us this body as an Amana to take care of. And if you're not going to take care of your body, it will eventually, you know have certain consequences that will put you probably in the hospital, and certain people faced hardships that eventually led them to being
placed into the hospital to be treated by doctors, simply because they wanted to strive really hard. Now, there's nothing wrong with striving. But take another example. You see guys that go out and play hockey in the middle of the night, right? I'm not picking on you guys. I was playing ball hockey just the other night and I'm still feeling the pain in my body and my legs and my shins and my ankles of playing that hockey so Panama my wife knows last night I was like I'm in so much pain. She's like, but you played like two days ago. like yeah, that's why I feel the pain.
You feel the pain. You play a sport you get injured, you run around a lot your your your ankles, swell, your knees swell, no one says oh, you need to stop and take it easy.
But you yourself know I need to stop and take it easy. I need to slow down. I'm injured Let me take a break. Let me get better and then I will be able to give it more right give more towards the sport or more towards whatever work and studies etc. So having that moderation in real life is important. Just as important as having the moderation in our Deen. If a person is not capable of striving hard to give all that they've got then take it easy because the profits in the long run he was seldom teaches us a person who has given it all that they've got as in they made sure that they were whenever they could. They went to the mustard to pray for the brothers in particular.
When it was time to pray there saw that they were particular with prayer when it came to cleanliness. They
were clean when it came to giving sadaqa and czaka, etc, they would give it when it came to fasting whether it was on Ramadan or throughout the rest of the year voluntary fasts, they would fast. But now they reach a point in time in their life or a certain age where they can no longer do that. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says for that person who can no longer do, the deeds that they've established, a law still rewards them for doing those deeds even though they can no longer do them
under the law, hey, at hamdulillah now this is not for our teenagers and young adults saying Oh, martial law now, you know, I gave it all I got in my, in my teenage years, I was fasting now, you know, I find it difficult I need to have a burger for lunch, I'll handle it. No, keep going keep pushing. This is for those uncles and Auntie's Mashallah we know them or our brothers and sisters who some of them are younger than you and I, right Some of us are even younger than the children sitting here and they cannot fast or they cannot go through certain hardships because of the health conditions that they have. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to had to have mercy upon them. So the first
part of the surah goes through certain verses, explaining the believer and explaining those who believe then explaining the hypocrites, those who pretend to believe.
Let's look at a few other examples in sha Allah hutan verse number four and onwards we have the attributes of the believers. Verses number 11 and 12. Allah subhana wa tada warns us beware of self deception, right? Beware of being a hypocrite, saying things that you don't do. For example, I want to move on to verse number.
Verse number 30, where Allah subhana wa tada highlights Adam, and how what Adam and Eve are created, and you know, their children, and they live on this earth, etc. These are things that begin are sorry, Allah subhanho wa Taala begins this place, talking about the prophets and messengers to come. And throughout the rest of the Quran, you'll see and we're going to touch upon it throughout the month, you'll see stories of the prophets and messengers. And in fact, they're not just stories because a story is like, you know, Harry Potter, things that so Pamela is just a waste of time. But when we talk about stories of prophets and messengers, things that happen to them, we need to
understand that these are real things. They actually took place which one of the prophets was swallowed by a whale?
Prophet, Yunus very good, I shall not. How are you? I haven't seen you in some time. Okay. Hamdulillah, Prophet Yunus, Allah has sent a prophet Yunus was swallowed by a whale. If you tell some of the younger children, they're gonna be like, huh? How's a human being swallowed by a whale? But then when you explain it to them, they believe it and understand it. But what's really interesting is like young adults, now, you know, we're going to university and we're starting to learn science. And we think we're smarter than everyone else out there, right? And we're like, oh, human being was swallowed by a whale. And it's all fun in games, man. And yeah, it's just, it's just
a book of stories. It's not just a book of stories. Can a human being be swallowed by a whale? Yeah, it's possible. Can a human being survive that moment? Yes. Can a human being be swallowed by a snake? Yes. Can they be saved by the snake? Or saved from the snake? I should say? Yes. Right. So some kind of law so many things are created by Allah subhana wa Tada. What's interesting is those of us that start to think we can outsmart Allah subhana wa Tada. We are people that are doing what shavon did. shavon thought that he could challenge Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the story of Adam and Hawa. He thought it blease he thought that he could challenge Allah subhanho wa Taala. But Fast
Forward 10 Jews 12 Jews into the Quran? And what do you see at least saying, If Lee says, you know, they thought that they were following me and they were going to be successful.
And at least tells those people and will tell those people who followed him on the Day of Judgment, he will tell them, that I have nothing to do with what you did. You simply followed your own whims and desires, you did what you wanted to do. I only whispered to you, I only encouraged you to do something I never told you to do it. You did it on your own. And so at least himself will not even take responsibility for those that commit sins. But his first sin or his biggest problem that he committed, or mistake that he committed at the time of the creation of Adam and Howard even before what was created was the fact that he did not want to bow down when a loss of hand which Allah
commanded the angels to bow down and he's not from the angels, but he was with the angels in the gathering of the angels, and the loss of Hannah with Allah asked them or commended them I should say to bow and he said, No. Why? Why did he refuse you know?
The answer to this, why did he refuse to bow down to Adam?
Because he thought he was superior right? Why did he think he was superior?
Very good because Adam, it has sent him when he was created as a mold, right? Allah subhana wa tada molded him, he made him out of the components of this earth, the clay, the soil, etc. Allah subhana wa tada took from the components of this earth and put Adam, Allah His setup together molded him that way. And so at least thought, Well I made out of fire, right? The jinn are made out of fire. And fire is much more superior than, than soil and dirt, etc. Even now, as human beings know that a soul has been blown into Adam and it has sent him and we are the children of Adam, we ourselves, do we just go and put our hand over a flame? No, we don't do it. Some people will take the flame and go
like this with their finger. Right? There's a reason why they're not going like this and stopping there. Because they know they're gonna get burnt as human beings. That's how we were made. We're created that way. But how to love what's really interesting is that as human beings, sometimes we think that we can out think Allah subhanho wa Taala we can't, Allah is the one that gave us this brain, we can try to understand the creation of Allah, that's great, do it, try to understand how Allah Subhana Allah has made us try to understand the physics and the chemistry of the human body and the earth and the world and all the creation of Allah, that's fine, do it. Go ahead. Allah has
given us the ability to do that. We only use a certain portion of our brains throughout our entire life, try and maximize from the intelligence that Allah Subhana Allah has given to us. But at the same time, don't think that we can outsmart Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because just like this, luck can take us away. As much as we think we're smarter than him all I know better than a lot, then you end up in a hospital, then you end up with some illness, or you end up with a difficulty. Some kind of less sometimes it's such a simple thing, like not being able to lift your leg,
your right leg, so you can't drive your car. And you can't go to work. Right? Imagine that. Imagine somehow how that would be. You know, recently.
In the past year now, I've been having some issues with my lower back. And somehow, just about two weeks ago, I was sitting down, and I got up, I was sitting for about 10 minutes, my wife wasn't home, I was at home with the children. And I was sitting on the steps inside our home for not even 10 minutes, sat down just for a bit, my daughter finally went to sleep and I was just taking a break. And I sat there for a little bit. And when I got up, my entire lower body was numb.
Like from my waist down, completely numb. I couldn't feel my legs. Nothing. I was just like, subpanel I'm standing. But I can't feel anything. And I thought to myself some kind of law, like my doctor has been warning me. Be careful, be careful. You got to do certain things, be careful. And that was a moment where I thought to myself so how to love what if? What if at that moment, Allah subhanho wa Taala literally took away completely for the rest of my life all feeling in my legs? What if I could no longer move? What if I went paralyzed? Forget about not feeling not being able to move? How would life be? And Subhanallah when we want to challenge the loss of handle. It's Anna and
we think of these verses and we think you know what is a lot talking about here. Someone getting swallowed by a whale you know, believing in the unseen what I mean believing in the unseen what's unseen is of Nature and Science know what's unseen is with Allah subhanho wa Taala and so when we think of challenging Allah, be careful, because we're playing with danger. We're playing with the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala we fast forward a little bit inshallah I want to stop. I think some people might have Does anyone have any questions about Ramadan? Do you want me to start to do some q&a? Because I know at the beginning sometimes people have questions about Ramadan and fasting
so it's thought no everyone's good. You're all professionals are fasting, shall me no questions at all.
Okay, hamdulillah will continue and I know drink is thought I'm getting at loads of questions. Anyone who comes to me with a question during a thought Be careful, I'm not going to answer them. Well, I will because it's an Amana
so we'll take another few verses inshallah, Tada.
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vs. Number 127 128. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Ibrahim Allah has sent them and it's Marian Allah him Asana, how they build the caliber right versus 128 127 and 128. For those of you that are attending the 100
regularly, I would expect from you that you are holding a course. Right? I would expect from you that you're holding a hold on when you come not today, but from tomorrow onwards. We expect that when we go to a class we take the class seriously, we don't just sit there and you know handleless nice yeah, we heard something. Oh, he finally cracked a joke. We're good. Okay, all right, let's go eat something. No, we should be holding the most have in our hands. Or at least have it on a tablet or have it on a computer or have it have it on your your phones and look at the verses as well. So for example, if I say recite verse number 128, for me recite verse number 127 for me, someone would
be able to do that right? It's not just okay, we're just talking about these verses. No, someone is actually capable of reciting the verses. So we should be able to do that in in our hodaka verse number 128 the loss of Hannah Montana says what eternal fabric Ebola hemofarm
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The caribou wasn't there. Ibrahim alayhis salam brings his male and his wife which wife What's her name? Hey quickly, Hi, Joe. To mcca and leaves them there. And Allah subhanho wa Taala commands him to do that. And he makes do out to a lot about that ballot about that place. And so in the dua Ibrahim Allah has said and we see that he knows he's told by Allah in some way, shape or form, that this land will be a land where people will prosper. And from it will come good generations from it will come great people who will worship Allah subhanho wa Taala and he makes to allow for them to be protected. And Subhanallah when Ibrahim Allah has sent him builds this Cabo with is Marian Allah him
alayhis salam. It's a moment showing us the importance of connecting with our children. And this month of Ramadan is a time to connect with our children. We should not just sacrifice the month to be with the rest of the people in the community. We should try to be with our children as much as we possibly can as well teach them the importance of Ramadan spend time with them, try to pray tada we are some pm at home with them as well or have a gym you know either after Muslim with them in some way shape or form recites or earn with them and spend time with your families. Throughout this month of Ramadan. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us to maximize throughout this month.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for us to seek and to receive forgiveness from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and we ask Allah Subhana Allah to give us strength and ease throughout this month so that we can sacrifice as much as we possibly can from our lives for the sake of pleasing Him, meaning out of banana mean or solo Sonnambula vaticana b&m hamadryad, early us to send them, we still have about three or four minutes until then, please try and proceed to that side if you can, or spend this time in Doha. Whether you're sitting over here or over there, just a level height on tomorrow, we'll start at the same time. One hour before sold out to the mother that was sent Mr day
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