Ramadan Gems 07
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa rahmatullah Matata in what was Sunday what was suddenly more Helena v Hill Karim Allah He of masala to automata sleep. Rubbish Rani Sati Sidley Emery, Mindy Sani of Cabo Kohli, my brothers and sisters SNM or LA come to law he or got our cattle.
As a reminder, again, I'm going to remind all of us to try and have the most have for the Quran open in front of us if we can, either on our phones or the actual coffee, never feel shy to get up and do something in a class right, especially with me as long as we're doing something that's good and hamdulillah and never have any any objections to that. Today in sha Allah, the 15th day of Ramadan,
Subhana Allah the month is going very fast. But I am feeling it this year, like my brain is feeling it's kind of
I just feel like it's, it's reached its past its limit, you know, when you fill up a bottle, and it is overflowing, that's this happening. So panela, when we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala, to make it easy for us to push through, this is always a time that's challenging, and always a time, that's going to be difficult. You know, it's been two weeks now that we've been fasting and on the routine, and so on and so forth. And for some people, it's a little bit more difficult than others for various reasons. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make it easy for every single one of us to maximize from this month of Ramadan, but to also put our time and energy in the right places. I
today inshallah to add, I wanted to take a few more verses from sola to nahal.
Because they have a meaning that's important for us. And I'm going to do like I did last week and stop a few minutes earlier than usual. So let me know when we're about 17 minutes, 2020 minutes and 20 minutes before we finish in sha Allah, that we have 10 minutes to to address a topic something that's needed to be addressed. So 20 minutes before the event Shama.
Today we're going to continue with sudo to null, and we'll also take some verses from Sora.
And we want to begin with verse number 90, where Allah Subhana which Anna has a verse here in the Quran that many people many of the hotel about those that give a hotel.
They will quote this a lot of the time at the end of their hotel, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 90 have sought to knuckle rubella him in a shape on oblige him in La Jolla movie Lara d 171. He
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as well as some right I did, which is justice and sn which is goodness. And some kind of law This is important for us to focus on because as believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala much of our Deen has to do with goodness. Right as as much as society tells us the opposite, right as much as the media likes to portray the complete opposite. Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in the law her Yep, Moodle gladly will explain why he is ill corba when her annual fracture and Allah subhanho wa Taala continues in the verse and says he orders us to justice in good conduct and giving to relatives giving to those that are near to us taking care of them. And Allah subhana wa tada forbids wion her
annual fracture, he forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. So anytime you see something happening in the media on TV and the news that is making us as Muslims look bad, and your friends at school or your colleagues at work are telling you look at look at Islam and look at what you know Muslims are supposed to be a certain way be harsh and be hard and you know the the the term that's always used Muslims, you know, extremists and terrorists. That's not the case. The loss of Hanoi to Anna wants goodness for us and orders us in commends us towards goodness and also encourages us to also use justice right to be very fair in our dealings with one another and he warns us against
certain things when he forbids us from a morality Subhana Allah you notice the immorality this can you know there's so many different types of immorality, there's so many different types of good conduct as well and good behavior and the loss of hanaway to add it forbids us from bad conduct and
oppression, right oppressing one another, putting some sort of harm upon another person making them feel as though you know they were they are lower or they are stuck or they are trapped and so on and so forth. This is against the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he does not like this from us.
Yeah, Avril comme la la quinta Corona, Allah subhanho wa Taala guides us this way. Right? This is what Allah subhanaw taala guides us through, he wants us to do these things and stay away from those that he mentions that perhaps you will be reminded, and and this is why we remind ourselves at the end of the hook, but usually you'll notice the Imam will recite this at the end. And many of us do not know what it actually means. And so now we know that hamdulillah again, the cream of the crop is here, right? So we know very well what this means and we know what Allah subhana wa tada is, is wanting from us, we move on.
In verse number
97, or summer 97, have sought to know, Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us a formula or remedy for happiness. You know, we mentioned the other day that a lot of people are sad, and a lot of people are depressed, and a lot of people have anxiety and they suffer from feeling, you know, trapped all the time, you know, that feeling of claustrophobia, and then feeling claustrophobic that you're sitting in a big room, but you don't know where to go, your mind is trapped. And that's what we're dealing with nowadays, that our minds are trapped, our bodies are free, but our minds are trapped. And a lot of it has to do with breaking free from the habits that we have breaking free from these
things right? breaking free from being attached and trapped by the world. You'll notice when a person sends you a message, and you get it did you reach for your phone, it's like you we have no control over ourselves. And scientists will tell us doctors will say it you know dopamine is released in the body and our minds just go crazy. We need to have it we need to reach for that phone. And it's the exact same thing that is released in a person's body when they're taking drugs. Some handle is really really strange, really sad. In a way we could say that if a person is addicted to reaching to their phone all the time, technically, we we might be able to say that that's how
long that effort a person should be in control of their selves in control of their actions in control of their mind. And I was saying this earlier, we did a workshop earlier today at 12 o'clock on zeca. Right on Zika. And so we were highlighting the fact that a loss of hanaway Tana, because one of the eight categories is to free someone who is trapped a slave to freedom. And I mentioned how the essence of human beings Allah wants us to be free. Allah wants us not to be under the supervision or to be under the authority of other people we are to be free we do what's meant what's recommended from us or expected from us from Allah subhana wa tada in terms of following the deen
and following the laws of the land that we live in. But in terms of employment in terms of freedom and having the freedom to express ourselves and freedom to speak and freedom to you know, Subhana Allah just be that's from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. As you'll notice the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu they would come to him while he's sitting with with the other companions. And we don't see this a lot of the time we think, Oh, you know, they lived an ideal lifestyle. Whatever the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said they did? Yes, but they still questioned. Right? They still question there were things on their minds like you and I, we wonder,
Well, what about this? And what about that? Can we question it? And sometimes he was sitting with this, uh, how about the Allahu anhu. And it may be a woman that would come in and ask a question, and he would give his attention to them. And he would address the topic. He would not just beat around the bush, the prophet sent along there. And he was sending we asked a lot to give us that ability to speak the truth. And to bring the truth out, when the truth is needed to be spoken that we actually say it, that we're not shy and we're not scared. We use wisdom as we're going to see very soon in a few verses, we use wisdom. But Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us that we are free
in terms of I can I can go to an Imam, for example and ask a question and not feel ashamed. Not talking about confession, talking about asking a question seeking advice, right? We should be that type of person. And it's not only the Imam, it's with anyone, I should be comfortable to go to any single one of you and ask you a question and feel free knowing that I'm not going to be judged knowing that I'm not going to be, you know, questioned or labeled in a certain way. That's how we should be Subhan Allah as believers in Allah subhanho wa Taala. So here Allah subhana wa tan and verse number 97. He gives us the formula or the or remedy, to feel happiness to bring happiness in
our lives, but we need to have that
element of belief in order to feel it first. And that's the catch. We need to have the element of belief. I need to believe that this will happen to me. This will take place I will feel this way with the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just like we take a pill, right? A person takes a pill and knows this pill has made me feel better
in the past, and this is why I take it now. Right? Simple example like I have my pill now I'm just reminding myself to take it. That's why I'm saying it right. And for my heartburn, I have heartburn. I've been taking these pills for a few years now for heartburn, because of a condition that I've suffered with for 21 years. And now hamdulillah but I know that through that pill of loss of handling data has given me that relief that I need. Similarly, if I trust that a law will make that happiness enter into my life, it will happen. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say in verse number 97 Manami Nelson he has
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I just finished telling you the prescription. What do we have to do? Let's see if we were paying attention.
A righteous life we get a righteous life. What do we do? What do we have to do?
Good deeds. Manami lasagna hen. whether male or female.
Right? Well, who am I? And they are a believer in Allah subhana wa Adana. So no, no, he I know who he is. And that's it. Do we believe?
Of course, that's why we're here we believe Alhamdulillah I mean, someone might be here that doesn't believe and they're trying to learn. I'm the law. That's good. So we believe we remove that element.
Are we male and female? Yes. Right. We have the brothers we have the sisters hamdulillah we remove that element. What is recommended what is what is needed from us now?
In the prescription, Allah subhanho wa Taala says whether you're male or you're female, whether and you believe you have to do good deeds in order to have a nice happy life hamdulillah that's it good deeds. Now doing good deeds translates into a huge essay of what we have to do, right? What we need to do in order to do good deeds, doing good deeds could be everything from not wasting food and drink it could be helping one another smiling to someone else right smiling at someone else it could be helping people to serve and hamdulillah we see we have you know, the brothers out on this side the sisters over there we have some youth that are helping to serve on the law or get the food
ready. We also noticed that people will be serving later on. doing good deeds can be good deeds of secrecy, right where you No one knows it but some handle that you go and you pay someone's bills. Let's say you pay for someone's heating, you pay for someone's electricity you pay for someone's gas bills at home you know you look after someone else I remember when I was young so kind of law the amount of our mustard there was a brother who he would never let the mmm pay for anything to do with his car. Right? This brother gave the man the car made the payments for the car, you know, paid gave him some money so that you can use for the insurance and for the registration and for the fuel to go
into the car. That was his sadhaka that's what he did and hamdulillah. So doing something that is secret, no one knows or it's an agreement between you and someone else. These are good deeds. And when we do good deeds for others, what do we notice like today? Another event that I was at earlier from what four to six was a toy drive. Right in Milton, there was a toy drive in collaboration with Mirek organized by Mirek in collaboration with nationals a cat Foundation, they had children come each child had to purchase a toy, right brand new, still sealed, either one or more toys, bring them or have them wrapped, make a card and you know just basically submit it just give that toy to the
organizers and then they would go and distribute it to other children that are either in hospitals or some of the children from the Syrian refugees that came in or some, you know, families that don't have what their families have for aid and
on and so forth, just basically sharing toys with others. This is something for the children.
That in itself, it's a good deed. And I was asking the children, you know, my wife told me to ask the children, how many toys do we have in our room? And forget about toys? Like many of us, our children are not children. So just general question, how many things do we have in our bedroom alone, just the bedroom.
Lots of things right, a person might have a bed. And on that bed, there's a skirt. And underneath the bed skirt, there's a frame and then there's the box. And then you know, the boxspring, then the mattress, and then there's, you know, the the the fitted sheet, right? You know, those annoying ones with elastics that are so annoying to fold. Right? You have those sheets, then you have a sheet over it, a blanket, maybe a duvet on top, then you have the pillow with the pillowcases. And you might have one or two or three or four or five or six pillows on your bed, right? Some people have more. And then some people have cushions on their beds as well. That's just the bed. That's just the bed,
then what's in the room or there might be a carpet, right? Maybe it's hardwood floor. But then you'll notice something hanging on the wall. You know a nice decoration. There'll be a night table you'll have Kleenex, you'll have you know so many things in our rooms from Hannah lon you think of it someone who doesn't have
and you ask them what's in your room, they might say just to fit OSH, just a blanket?
Is there a pillow No, no pillow, just just a blanket.
That's just what they sleep on. What else is in your room? Nothing.
But what makes us different than that person? Nothing. hamdullah we're human beings. We're both human beings. One person goes to sleep in the room, the other person goes to sleep in that room. One person wakes up feeling refreshed, the other person wakes up feeling refreshed. But the amount of things panela it just makes your mind like boggles like how many things do we have in our lives? Now, you know, the simple question there was, imagine you are giving something that you have like the children to someone else to another child that makes them feel happy. Isn't that a good deed that you feel good about? Of course, you see someone who doesn't have the things that you have and
you give to them something so they can also enjoy it. You see happiness upon them and that makes you happy. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us give hadiah give gifts to others to have but you will feel happy as well. When you give to others you will feel happy. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us Minami la sala Han mean Zakat in our own wahoo. I mean, on fella, no, no hate, and by either we will give that person Allah Subhana, Allah will give that person a happy life, you'll notice that whatever you have in life is not what makes you happy. It's not the things that make us happy. And that's why depression is so rampant right now. Because we as human
beings get happy with the things that we have, and not the not the general happiness that we should be enjoying. And you remember back in the day, a person, a parent would get happy when they come home and see their child. Now some kind of a parent comes home and sees their child to get happy for two minutes, do something else makes me happy, right? That release of dopamine in Canada, where now we are happy with our children, but something made us even more happy. It's the fact that I don't know who this message came from. And I don't know what's written in it. And I don't know what the email is about. And I don't know what the post is about. And I don't know what's being said in the
video, and I need to watch it and I need to see it and I need to explore curiosity killed the cat. Just like curiosity is killing our own personalities. It's destroying us somehow to Allah. And we see here Allah subhana wa tada shows us do good deeds. Just do lots and lots of good deeds and happiness will come to us. And that's why we need to continue to push, continue to push hard because the more goodness that we do, and the more goodness that we share, the more happiness comes into our lives. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make that a reality for every single one of us. I mean,
we move on to number two verses number. Let's take verse number 120 in sha Allah very quickly,
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and the word oma means a lot of things right? It can mean a nation but it can also mean someone who leads because
You're leading the nation you are guiding. And so Ibrahim Allah has sent him he himself if we look at it was an oma. Yes, he was as powerful as an entire nation in terms of his belief, the belief of Ibrahim Ali his senem would not waver, he would not be confused with Allah subhanho wa Taala ever. his belief was so firm that they would they created that massive fire that we all know a very well, huge, huge fire, that birds would fly over and fall into it and become charged but even on him Allah has sent him was shown he would see that fire. He watched them build the fire. He watched them make it bigger and bigger and more fierce. Right? And Subhana Allah, he was still calm and patient and
still trusted Allah subhana wa Tana, even at the moment when he's being launched into the fire because it was so hot. They couldn't just walk over and say, okay, but I'm getting into the fire, right? No, they had to throw him launch him into the fire. And when he's being launched into the fire, he is he is approached by God. And he has sent him comes to him very quickly. on the spot. Djibouti Lana has said, I'm asked him, Are you in need of anything? And what does it go on him? Allah has sent him say to him, from you? I'm good, nothing. But from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yes, he needed help from Allah. Right, trusting that Allah is the one who brings help and assistance, not
even Djibouti. Allah has sent him Salam gibril, the angel that brought down the quarter urn to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not even he can come to our help and assistance without the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala out even the angel is panela and here we see Ibrahim Allah has sent them as Allah Subhana. Allah says can oma he was a nation, a comprehensive leader as well, one who was very dynamic in his thoughts when he was speaking to those that were worshipping the stars and the moon and the sun. What was he saying? He's like, Well, you see this Oh, it comes okay. This must be God. No, it's not God. Oh, you see that? This must be our Lord. No, it's not our Oh, you see
this? The sun? It's the biggest, this must be our Lord. This must be God. No, it's not. Why because it disappears. It comes in it goes. Allah subhana wa tada is always there listening, always ready to hear from us. Right. And so Ibrahim Allah has sent him he was also comprehensive in the way that he would speak to people, the way that he would convey the message. His father was the one who made the idols, what would he do? He wouldn't go to his father and say, what's wrong with you? Don't you understand? Can't you you know, don't you have any senses? You raised me? You gave me the education that I have. Can't you think for yourself? He didn't speak to him to his father like that? What
would he say? Yeah, Betty. Oh, my dearest father, right, using wisdom using hikma talking to a person in a way that would touch their hearts that would affect their hearts. And that was about him. It has Cena always thinking of the other person, making sure that the other person would understand the loss of Hannah Montana, just like he understood Allah subhana wa Tada. All right.
We move on in sha Allah. We don't want to take too too much time on these verses because I want to finish a bit early.
In verse number 125, just a few verses later, Allah Subhana Allah gives us that, that remedy again, not for happiness. But now this time a remedy for giving Dawa a remedy that we see the prophets and the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala with us as well upon their people. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, O'Donoghue Isla Sabi nila be Karabiner Hekmati. Well, no worry, Valentina. escena one jaha Dena being Letty son, Allah subhanho wa Taala shows us the importance of giving Dawa but also how we behave when we're doing that. So how to call people to Islam how to invite people, whether they're Muslim or non Muslim. And why do I say whether Muslim or non Muslim because we know we invite the
non Muslim but sometimes we need to invite the Muslim we know many Muslims who just don't pray.
They say they believe but where is their belief? Where is the understanding of this Deen Subhana Allah in their lives? Are they conscious that they will stand before Allah subhana wa tada? Are they aware that they will be questioned by a lot not they us we that we will be questioned by Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's a thing we need to ask ourselves all the time. And here Allah subhanho wa Taala says Buddha who call invite to the way of Allah Allah cebelia Rob beaker, Bill hikma invites them first of all, before we even get into the hikma part, the invitation
Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't say, order commend force, Islam upon others know, Allah subhanho wa Taala says Buddha who invite them. What do you do when you invite someone to a wedding? Nowadays we see those nice invitations, all printed in Pakistan, right? Super, super cheap, but look like a million dollars. Right? You get an invitation like Mashallah, look at this. Alright, recently, I got an invitation for a wedding or I think, I don't remember did we get the invitation and we delivered the invitation to your parents, right? It was like a scroll. It was like a scroll. It was this big box, you open the box. And in it is another box, right? So you take a box out of a box, then in it,
you open it up. And there's like, you know, a nice decoration on it. And panels are just beautiful. And there's a scroll, and you take the scroll out and then you open the scroll, you unroll it. Oh, that's the invitation some kind of law and wonder to yourself how much money is going into this? Right? That's what most people think, well, what is the person who's inviting you thinking that like we're doing goodness for our guests. We're inviting our guests. We want them to feel happy. We want them to feel welcomed. We want them to come. We want them to be part of this happy moment, this joyous moment. Who do invite Allah subhana wa tada says, invite people invite them just like we go
out of our way to make these beautiful invitations for weddings. Think of that multiplied by a billion. Why? Because we're inviting to the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Even though it's off, be careful, we say this all the time. It's off in weddings, is beyond belief. Like the amount that we spend on weddings is absolutely ridiculous. Kind of like completely completely at times against our Deen completely. People like Oh, don't worry, brother. It's it's a segregated wedding.
There's some things are even more important. Now. You're talking about segregation. So panela, only the rich are coming and eating from this food. Right? Only the rich are being invited. What about the poor? What about the amount of food and the the amount of food that's going to go into the garbage afterwards? What about the cost of this food? Do we need it? Like one grain of rice is, you know, more expensive than another grain of rice? Okay, there's, we offer good standards, no doubt, but let's be moderate. Let's be reasonable. Let's be understanding of our Deen. And so here we have an invitation Allah Subhana. Allah says, invite. Invite With what? Bill hikmah
with wisdom, you're inviting someone who's a youth, don't go up to them and say, Rita, do this or else.
Parmar, right? You show them your hand or you take off your belt? Right? And for those that don't, those are my brothers, my Arabic speaking brothers. You didn't understand what I said. Right? The the Pakistani and my father's Pakistani, right. And I'm not talking about my father. hamdulillah I can't remember being beaten by my father. But, you know, the way that that we see in our culture is like, you know, just forced, just say it. And that's because the hamdulillah you probably remember back in Iraq as well, when an elderly person or someone who's older than you tells you to do something called a seminar now adarna right. They say sit down, tell us we sit down. But nowadays
you tell the child to sit down they stand up. What are you going to do about it? Right? That's the child nowadays, right? You tell the child Okay, fine, stay standing up. They sit down right now I feel like sitting now. And I reverse psychology. Nova Subhana Allah, when we see the invitation to someone, we use wisdom in it. So we're inviting to the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada, we use wisdom. What wisdom do we use with children? a certain type of wisdom and that wisdom is different than the wisdom we use with adults. And that wisdom we use with adults is different than the wisdom we use with the uncles and Auntie's, right those are a little bit older. We say that out of respect we
don't say grandmother grandfather, we say Uncle and Auntie a little bit older. Right? And so some handle that there has to be that understanding. You can tell a young adults you know what brothers of Hannah law you shouldn't do this. It's according to the son of the Prophet sallallahu. It was send them to eat with your right hand instead of eating with your left hand. Why the profits along either usnm says latter kulu Machina for inertia upon a machine. So you tell them the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said don't eat with your left hand, because rarely shavon eats with the left. So we eat with our right the young adult says handler does echolocate and brother
does Aki Lohan and sister I really appreciate that I'm going to eat with my right hand from now on. And then might even start doing it still felt like stuff. It'll all this time of me eating with my left hand. You go to the person who's a little bit older and you tell them that it's a beta you don't tell me what to do, right? Don't tell me what to do. I know what to do. You're telling me this now. So there's that element of a person feeling I've been doing the right thing my whole life. Now you're coming to tell me how to do something. You're younger than me. How can you correct me? You know, you stay in your place and I'm in my place. So every single person is needed wisdom to work
with another person.
And one person will be different than another. And this is why Allah Subhana Allah keeps it broad in general who do who call upon invite others to come to Islam to the way of Allah subhana wa tada the lake Mati. Well, Mo very volatile hacer una what is motiva till Hashanah
using good words, using a method that is liked that is, you know, accepted or acceptable in that society as well. Mostly I thought Dale Hasson, you're inviting someone, do some goodness toward them smile, don't come over and just be like, you're going to hell.
Imagine someone comes to you and says that, as a believer, imagine someone right now you know, Muslim comes up to you and just walks up Jesus, you want to help?
You know that ugly face on ugly look on their face. You think to yourself, What? What are you talking about? Immediately, the reaction or the response that you give is a response of rejection. I'm rejecting what you're saying. Who do you think you are to come and tell me I'm going to help? Right? That's the immediate feeling that we have inside of us here. Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us use good words. Be kind, be honest, be just be understanding of that person, society, that person's environment, that person's upbringing, that person's own self right now what they're going through, maybe they're going through university, it's different. Don't treat them like the 10
or 12 year old they're going through university don't talk to them like they're a baby talk to them like they're an adult. Right treat them as though they're the adult and they will listen. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs us to that but then he says what just deal home and debate with them right immediately we're thinking or debate us we remember after Maddie that we remember Dr. Zakir Naik right debate debate back and forth. And I love to use that as an example because he's already passed away. And because of handler he was so much more senior and he had wisdoms of handler like the way that he spoke was like so panela he would just you know, use a Volkswagen has an
example sometimes, you know, just use the most awkward things as an example. And so Pamela he would get the message across. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is not telling us to debate. This is where I need to stop us in our tracks. Many of us think we need to debate the best way to convey the message of Islam is to debate No, no not at all. Before debating. What does Allah say? More a thought till has center before mo area that still has an a good kind words. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? hikmah wisdom Think before you even go and do anything before that? What does Allah say? Invite? Invite, invite not debate. But Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if it comes to debating, after
using after inviting with wisdom and goodness, what does Allah subhanho wa Taala say? What deal whom? Bill tea here, axon? And if you need to debate with them do that in the nicest way, in the most kind, respectable manner that you could possibly do. Or use or have.
debate, not debating putting someone down. Your Bible says as your Bible says that this book says that is Yeah, what are you talking about? Your leaders do this, your leaders do that? No, not insulting others. The method of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as Allah subhana wa tada instructs us is to use kindness, to use kindness, nobody except something that is forced down their throats, even if it's the nicest samosa or led to a junk jam that is sitting out there for us waiting right to break our fast. Even if it's a thing we've been craving, think of the thing you've been craving and imagine someone's shoving it down your throat you're craving it but you do not want
to have it shoved down your throat. Similarly is the dean. A person may be craving for an outlet, craving for guidance, craving to come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala cravings for someone to bring a breath of fresh air their way in their life. But it is never accepted as much as we love it. When it's shoved down our throats we don't want it that way. We want it given to us nicely on a platter. When you invite someone into your home what do you do you put a nice platter of food in front of them nice dish of you know sweets and tea or coffee or whatever it is that you're serving to them. It looks nice. This is one thing I love about the Arab culture so Pamela it not only smells
nice and looks nice and tastes nice but the presentation is always you know I grew up around a lot of Moroccan families right and the Moroccans they just have next level hospitalities
right next level like they will just the way that they serve you Moroccans, Algerians as well, and Tunisians. Just Subhan Allah, that's all I'm gonna say. And here Allah Subhan
Allah teaches us that if we're going to call someone to the deen, it should be in a way like you love like I love to go to a Moroccan brother or sister's house, you know as an invitation for dinner for example, they invite us over it You love it, you think it will, what's it going to be? What's the food going to be like couscous and hamdulillah we notice how similar the a person would want to come closer to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, if we're serving it to them in the way that they're going to receive it. Nicely accepted. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to make it easy for us to understand from these verses of the Quran that we go through. I'm going to conclude now, I want to
take up another 10 minutes in sha Allah hota Hana touching upon a topic I think is very, very, very important and I was hoping there would be a lot more people here earlier.
Maybe what I'll do is delay by another five minutes inshallah. I'll delay by another five minutes because I want even the volunteers to listen to what we have to say, okay, inshallah. Tada. So we'll move on, we'll take another few verses and finish off this one on sha Allah.
We looked at verse number 125 kindness will suffice with that will begin soon. Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala says at the beginning of this sorta you smilla headline on the line. So the Han and the US law brb de
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praising He who has made his servant his worshiper
travel in the middle of the night who made that happen?
Allah subhana wa tada and that's how he begins a surah Subhana Allah The a saw the ad a de la isla min al Masjid al haram MI, LL Masjid Al Aqsa, he begins the surah highlighting how he has done something subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala that none of us could do. And even now, if we were to think of it, we could jump on a plane, right? We could jump on a plane and go from one place to the other and come back, we could easily fly from here to Montreal and come back in a few hours. I have done it so many times, right? We could easily jump on a plane and go to Vancouver for the day and come right back. It's doable. But here Allah subhanho wa Taala is showing us something that no
one assumed could even be possible to travel that distance in the night. Now you can imagine now if someone says you know what I traveled from Mecca to Philistine and came back in the same night you'll be like, okay,
what's your point? You know, that you'd look at that person? Like, would you like a medal or something like, shall we give you a gift because you you travel like good for you? Mashallah, congratulations. But at the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this was something no one could comprehend. Traveling that distance in one night going and coming back, but then also going up. And as he's going up, Allah Subhana wits, Adam allows the profits in the long run, and he was on them to meet the prophets and messengers that are at different layers or different levels, different stages as he's going up. And to communicate with Moosa it has set out,
right? This is a beautiful thing that no one would comprehend. No one could even understand what would be a reality at his time. And similarly, Subhan Allah, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala, for allowing us to recognize that he has made things that in our childhood, we would never even think would be possible today. I remember when the scanner came out, you remember the scanner, where you could have a scanning machine, on your computer at home, some of you don't remember it, some of you are too young, where you can have a computer. And then there's a USB wire that goes over to this big flat thing that's on your desk, and you would put paper in there and scan it. And then we would come
up on your computer. Now we just take a picture with our phones, and we easily just send it to whoever we want around the world. We don't have to fax it to someone, right? All of these things we never thought would even be a reality at our childhood. We never thought we'd be able to have ease of calling someone I remember when my dad when I was young, like five years old, six years old, he went to Pakistan and my mom would have to call the general store of the village and say I am so and so calling for so and so person
I will call back tomorrow at eight o'clock, please leave a message so that he can be here at eight o'clock tomorrow in the general store. So when that when my mom would call my dad would be there, general store owner would answer because he's the only one who had a phone in the entire village and would give the phone to my father. Here you go, here's your phone call from Canada. And it would be what a collect call from my dad, when he would call us he would call collect. Does anyone know what a collect call is? Raise your hand if you do not know what a collect call is. If you do not know raise your hand Be honest. Raise your hand raise it don't this is not raise your hand raise it up.
See, they don't even know to collect call this, you know, you could still make a collect call. If you're ever in trouble. Let me teach you maybe your parents didn't teach you this, right? If you're ever in trouble, you can make a collect call. You pick up the phone, you push zero, you speak to the operator, you say I need to make a collect call to my parents. What is their phone number, they'll tell you you tell them the phone number and they will call that number for free.
And then the person who answers the call has to accept it. That's a collect, call some analysts, they don't even know what it is. And that goes to show us how there's things that we never thought would be a reality that have become a reality. We ask Allah subhana wa to add it to make it easy for us to understand from the Koran, what Allah subhanho wa Taala is teaching us I want to conclude with a message in sha Allah hota Hana. And please forgive me if this comes off as offensive in any way, shape or form for anyone that may be here. And I want all of our brothers and sisters that are sitting out by the sofa that are sitting by the food that might be talking to one another. All the
volunteers that are standing out there, just stop everything for one minute inshallah I want to touch upon the topic of and I'm going to ask the sisters as well, I'm pretty sure the sister volunteers, please all the sister volunteers stop what you're doing as well. Everyone just listened.
The month of Ramadan is not a month of waste.
And if thought we see a lot of food being wasted some hand a lot to the extent that it bothers many of us. But because I have access to the microphone, I will express all of our sentiments and feelings. It bothers it hurts to see the amount of food being thrown in the garbage. So for our volunteers, brothers and sisters that are putting food on the plates, put less put less food, there's going to be Baraka, first of all in the food, we don't need to eat that much food we've been fasting for 17 hours, our stomachs that are this size have shrunk to this size, they've gone back to normal size, we only need this much food in order to survive. In order to actually feel comfortable
the fist you make a fist and look at your fist. That's how much food you need. That's it. So for our brothers and sisters that are serving and volunteering Jazakallah haven We appreciate all that you're doing. And I wish that I could say this seeing you but Subhana Allah, please put less food on the plates so that our brothers and sisters when they eat, they will have Baraka in their food, they will not waste and for anyone who's hungry, we can always go and get seconds and thirds. We can always go and get seconds and thirds. So Subhanallah I know and I see this all the time, and it hurts to see the food being thrown in the garbage. It hurts like you wouldn't believe. And I've told
those that know me. They know they've either seen my YouTube videos, or they've heard from me directly. I've seen people eating out of garbage dumpsters,
what we throw in the garbage, people will wait to go and get that food and they will eat it because they still feel the warmth in the rice that we're throwing in the garbage. So please, my brothers and sisters don't throw food in the garbage. Unless it's spoiled, that's different. But the food that we're getting that's fresh and hot and one second to go, we put it in our mouth and now we're just dumping it in the garbage, take it home. And for those that are taking home food every day and have left loads of leftovers, I know that's how it is right. We end up with lots of leftovers and we take it home and we don't end up eating it then it spoils and goes in the garbage. This is why I'm
pleading to our brothers and sisters that are helping us in serving us. And those of us that are taking our food put less than our plates, put less food Subhanallah I don't know how much more to say it. Because I know when we go and eat afterwards, someone is going to come to me and say Brother, you see you just finished mentioning this look. I know that's how we are some hannula we forget. So I'm trying to say it over and over so that we do not waste food. Imagine, imagine seeing your child taking food out of a dumpster. We would not want it. Imagine you yourself didn't have food that you had to wait outside of the grocery store so that when they close at night you can go
into the dumpster to take out whatever spoiled vegetables are in there and cut off the moldy parts and eat the rest. We would not want that. As Suhana law. Let's try not to waste
If we have extra food, we can bring it to those that don't have the other day some kind of law. And when we were having the halaqa on Tuesday, the very first day there was extra food
because on Tuesdays I do this halaqa as well at understanding STEM Academy right. We continue Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. And so we were doing it we had an extra tray an entire extra tray of kebabs, and a tray and a half filled with rice. And we somehow the other brother told me he says call this family's a Syrian refugee family. He gave me the number he says call them they speak Arabic. And it's a single mother and she has 10 children.
She's a single mother came here as a refugee has 10 children so brother out if he gives me the phone he says call and ask her if she's going to be home. We'll bring the food there and when I called she starts crying on the phone.
I asked her I said okay this is download calling you know from Helen serve from the next door they have the the food that they give out the food bank. I said I'm calling we have some some food we want to give to you some some rice and chicken. She starts crying. She says about a kilo fee. She starts making Doha upon do i upon had to stop her from making to her. I'm like, okay, it's not me. I'm just calling and translating. She's making a Pandora Pandora. And when brother Hadith went there, Subhanallah he went and he delivered the food, right? The amount of food you could consider a tray of food for us. You know, we think oh, there's not enough food, right? Three people eat out of
it. She has 10 children and she's alone.
And so kinda like she was crying on the phone simply because I told her we have some food we want to bring to you. That was it tears started to flow Subhanallah there are people who will live as our neighbors who do not have so my brothers and sisters, please
eat humbly. Think of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if you want to eat a lot of food that's between you and Allah subhana wa Tada. I'm not I'm not talking about that today. Today, I'm talking about waste. Think twice before you throw that food in the garbage. Think twice before you put that food in your plate. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala We know, we know we all get stuck in a position where sometimes we have too much food and we don't know what to do with it. And I will conclude with this. If you are having a thought or having your supper afterwards, and you see someone throwing their food in the garbage,
give them benefit of the doubt. Maybe that food fell on the ground and they picked it up. And it fell on the ground. Maybe the ground was dirty, they picked it up and they were disposing of it. Have some good thoughts don't assume bad if someone you see someone doing something, there's a time and a place to advise them and a method to advise like we just finished seeing called people with goodness with righteousness. And so when we're advising people advise them with righteousness as well. Let's all try and do that in sha Allah.
how are you? Nice to say Yeah, same thing with the water. Yeah, absolutely. So keep that keep that bottle keep that bottle and go to the fountain and refill it. Keep the bottle you have go to the fountain refill it keep the bottle with you write your name on it, keep it with you will handle in law, reuse it and then put it in the recycling but the water itself some handle on many of us because we live in Canada and I know we live in Canada and we open the tap and the water flows and we never think twice that the water will stop.
I remember when I was memorizing the Quran
and we only had one cup of water that was freezing cold in the middle of winter that we'd have to go out in the fields. A well that was dug with just a faucet on the top and we'd fill up these big pots of water
and bring it back and to make blue in the morning in winter. We used to get one cup each to make
you need more to bat
I remember not having and this was here in the GTA I remember not having water to take showers. We were not allowed as students to take more than one shower a week.
One shower a week because of a lack of water. There was no tax they had a septic tank for the wastage and they had you know a well that would come a truck would come and fill it up and the water is too expensive. The school couldn't afford to constantly fill up water so we had to ration off the water. We were only allowed to take a shower once a week and we would not eat we would not even shower at the school. A brother who lived in the city would come with his van and pick us up in groups of six and he takes us to his home.
We take turns showering and he dropped us off in another group would go and shower.
Here in the GTA, that's how it was Panama. Now we open our tabs and water just flows. I remember being a student in Medina. And on the day of Juma on Friday, you want to take a shower every single morning getting ready for class every single morning getting ready for class. If you are not ready by seven o'clock too bad, there was no water left. People think oh, we're gonna go study in Medina. Yeah, I'm gonna study there, it's gonna be like five star. After seven o'clock, you have no water. And that's the hottest time of the day just beginning now. We'd have no water, you want to make blue for class too bad. You'd we'd have to walk out into the rural into the neighborhoods and go to the
massage it over there and see if one of them you know, had some water over there, we would make move over there. Sometimes. Sometimes we'd have to go and use the washroom the bathroom, and there's no water. And some of you know you've come from other countries to Panama, where you know, the struggle of water is still alive today. And we take it for granted over here. A little bit of water is a lot of water. A little bit of water is a lot of water. There are our Muslim brothers and sisters in humanity as well. Our own human beings in Somalia right now dying, you see the pictures of their body? Why is it we're not seeing those pictures all day long? bones on these children just bones,
bones, and skin over the bones.
And we say oh no, don't talk about this. Our children don't need to know our children need to know because our children are the ones wasting the water and wasting the food. We should be teaching them this and they need to know it. And they need to see reality of it. And this is why I always encouraged those who come to my halaqa regularly they know I always encourage take your children to other countries. Don't take them to Jamaica and and you know these nice resorts go to Jamaica and see the poor people of Jamaica, there's poverty there as well. But many people will go from here on vacation to like Mexico Cancun, the beautiful resort areas where we have food, you know, buffet food
all the time. But go to other countries where people are struggling, go to places where people are suffering, let the family see that experience it. Our youth are going through issues with drugs and alcohol and our parents are saying you know what our children Subhanallah for decades I'm hearing children in our Muslim community stealing from their parents taking things from home silver and gold spoons and and forks and selling them to get money to go and buy you know, we'd
take our children to go and see what people are selling just to get a sip of water just to have a grain of rice that's dirty and not even cooked so they can put in their mouth and get it moist. ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to make it easy for us. Like I said, forgive me if I offend anyone. But honestly speaking, we are the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam our own prophet went days without having not because he couldn't afford it. But because he gave everything that he had. We asked us kind of what data to make us from amongst those that understand the reality of society and humanity at large. Does that come along with some of our sentiment about our community and I'm happy
to do it yourself.