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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah. Allah hilmi by the enemy, wala fie baccata wa salatu salam ala CE mursaleen.

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Allah He was happy he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira kathira Ahmad, respectively listeners, we first begin by praising Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. For all the favors Allah subhana wa Taala has bestowed upon us. And even in the midst sometimes of challenges, we should never ever lose focus. In terms of looking at the positive, there are many times, things that we find challenging, we find difficult, but even within that, there's a great amount of positivity. And this great amount of favors of Allah tala that because of the challenges we can overlook, we send salutations upon our beloved navia Kareem sit alone is seldom was an example for us in every matter. And even in the

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midst of challenges. Our beloved Navy aquariums, Allahu alayhi wa sallam always was optimistic, even during the time when the Muslims were digging a trench to protect themselves, because they do not have sufficient resources against the plans and the attacks of the enemies. Even at that time, the VA Kareem sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was the one who was giving the Sahaba guillotining he was telling them Don't worry, very soon Allah tala will grant victory and you will be able to conquer the Roman and Persian Empire when you do not have enough food to be able to feed the Muslim army and you are digging and trench to protect yourself because of insufficient resources. At that time,

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maybe a cream sauce Lim is setting his standards and his goal and his plane so high that he was telling people that don't worry Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you a victory soon. So we sent cetaceans upon our beloved Nivea cream sauce alum. We are many people throughout the world have started Ramadan in South Africa. We asked you to start today after Maverick it's important for us to keep in mind the blessedness of the month of Ramadan via creme de la while he was selling the very famous Hadith as its sole manufacturer the Allahu Allahu says that nebia Kareem said Allahu alayhi wa sallam addressed them on the last day of Shabbat, saying yeah, you and cat as a locum Sharon

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azeem Sharon, Mubarak, all my people, they come upon you a very Mubarak, a very blessing, a very great month. So it is the student of Nivea cream sauce lamb to alert the people with regard to the blessedness of the month, and then they'll be a cream sauce lamb went on to display and to speak about the various aspects of the blessedness and the greatness of the month. He said amongst other things, that in this month you have a night that is greater than 1000 months in terms of his virtue. He made mention it is a month of summer, he made mention who are shahara masa, it's a month of sympathy and compassion. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us inculcate all of those objectives. And

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the benefits and the wisdom of Ramadan which are beloved Nivea creme sallallahu alayhi wa sallam have outlined and this month is the crown in the jewel of the Islamic calendar. You know, it is the most blessed month. You know, machete Delphine Rahmatullah Allah had said, you know, one of our great scholars he had made mentioned, he said, that this particular month has an impact upon the remainder 11 months of the year. If this month goes, Well, if this man goes well, and utilize it correctly, then inshallah the remaining 11 months of the year will also go quickly. And some Allah have given this example, that the month of Ramadan, is like Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam amongst

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his Levin brothers, the way Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam was the means of the forgiveness of the 11 brothers. Ramadan, inshallah will become the means of the forgiveness of our indiscretions and our shortcomings and our sins in the remaining 11 months of the year. Now, of course, we know that we are in a very different kamasan that what we are accustomed to, and maybe who knows, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows maybe it is a time for reflection is a time for reflection that maybe we did not, you know, show enough gratitude with regard to the opportunities we had in previous Amazon's, maybe we can do so. You know, there are different variations of a hypothetical thing. These are different

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variations of a hypothetical tale that someone was in a ventilator because of covid 19. After the whole experience of being an avid ventilator, when he received his bill with regard to the ventilator, he started crying, and when the people told him, don't cry,

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It is something that because of the emergency, you know, you can pay unable or because of the situation, you know, the the reason for flattening the curve is more important than you're paying for the ventilator the moment. He said, I'm not crying, I'm not crying because I can't afford the ventilator. I'm crying, that there are so many times in my life, I used to breathe the fresh air that Allah had provided. And never once they think Allah, never once did I think Allah, for the air that we breathe, that Allah subhanho wa Taala granted us, cranberry to us, without asking us anything in return, without asking us any Recompense. So this are situations that maybe perhaps we

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learn to be grateful for the opportunities that presented itself to us. And we did not know perhaps be able to, you know, think of Latella sufficiently. I normally make mentioned at this time, I've been telling many audiences that you must not allow what is not in your control, to do what is in your control, there are certain things that are out of your control, you don't have ability to be able to change that the situation with regard to the world

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in terms of COVID-19 in terms of what is happening in the world for you not to congregate in the massage it for your tarawih for your iftaar for your first prayers, that is something that is not in your control, it has been so legislated it is the rule of the law of the land. Now those are things that are out of your control. But that doesn't mean that that must prevent me from doing what is in my control, what is in my control, that many respects that are within my control, to be able to revere and to be able to understand the blessedness of the month of Ramadan it is still within my control. When we look at Ramadan, there are two aspects of Ramadan which are quite amazing. And that

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is there are aspects of Ramadan which are deeply individual.

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And there are aspects of Ramadan which are congregational, which are community based, you know, one of the aspects of Ramadan is that it is an individual act of ibaadat in the form of fasting. Now fasting is such an ibaadat that it is exceptionally individual. It's something that is only between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala it's not a collective ibaadat It is so individual, that

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it is only you that it knows what you are going through in terms of fasting, and inshallah we'll do another recording to speak about the virtue, wisdom and the rewards of fasting. But yet we just say so much that it is so individual, that it comes in one narration, that when a person is fasting, the angels go to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say wonder how do we record his good deeds? He isn't doing anything. He's staying away from something. And how do I record this? So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the angels that Oh, my angels don't record it, you don't have the ability to record it. So Molly, fasting is for me, I will reward it myself. Because what the person is going through in

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fasting, that's why in fasting there is not even a doubt with regard to sincerity, or doing it for the sake of name and fame. You can't do it for the sake of name and fame. No one can fast for the sake of name and fame. Because in a 12 1314 or 18 hour period, and Alhamdulillah those people who are in UK and other places and utterly reward them, you know, the only one good thing I say that Allah Allah will give us the same reward for fasting for 12 hours and He will give you for 18 hours inshallah. But we as it may, what we will say is this much that it is so individual, there is no days No, there is no aspect of name and fame because there's no one in the picture. You are not

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doing it to shoot anyone, no one can see what you are going through what you are fasting solely for the sake of Allah. Say for Allah, Allah tells angels don't record it, it's for me our record our rewarded. So on one hand, it is such an individual type of, you know, month in which you are doing aspects that are between you and Allah. And yet at the same time, there are other aspects with regard to the congregational aspects model, those are not in our control what is in our control, let me just say

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that part of it is for us to devote devote ourselves to Allah to turn towards Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now what do we mean with regard to turning towards Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala I think it's very important for us to understand this.

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We have different types of relationship. You know, we have a relationship between parents and children. We have a relationship, sometimes between spouses between us and our community between us and our friends, our relatives, and each and every one has a different manifestation. Each and every one has a different manifestation. The manifestation of the relationship between parents and children is that sometimes

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They will be shows of affection, they will be loved, they will be cared they will be kindness, there will be compassion, there will be consideration. The manifestation of the relationship between husband and wife will find different forms in different manifestations. Sometimes it would be in the form of hugs, you know embraces caring, compassion, intimacy, and then of course, different manifestation of different types of relationship. Our Allah our Creator, is someone who has done us so many favors, what is the manifestation of our relationship with Allah? What is a manifestation? How do we manifest our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala what is the manifestation? Allah

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doesn't need our ibaadat Allah doesn't need our charity. Allah doesn't need that we must give him something in gifts. Allah subhanho wa Taala is buddy. Allah is independent with regard to that, therefore in addition to be a cream sauce themselves, even if the entire creation becomes the most pious and they all fall down in such depth for the rest of their life, it won't make one iota of difference to the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the manifestation, the proper

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relationship, and the manifestation of abunda have a bondsman of the one who is the crown of creation and his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala is in what way anybody that we devote ourselves to Allah tala by reading his column, by his making sit down in front of in front of him and weighing down on the ground, placing our most vulnerable and respectable portions of our body in front of Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala in frustration and in ruku, Sagittarius, Studebaker Academy Rama The one who makes SR It is as if he's making Sr. On the feet of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is a manifestation and the believer wonder the inner Harmon Why should the believer love Allah

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tala intensely that manifestation comes through about it. So the main the manifestation of our relationship with Allah tala is shown to the means of Ibadan hamdulillah. Then another aspect which without

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without this V Bardot, you have a vacuum in your life, just as we need

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physical nourishment. Now physical nourishment happens with food drink, we need it. But spiritual nourishment is also a requirement of humankind.

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Physical nourishment requires food and drink spiritual nourishment requires

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remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala devotion to Allah He but without which you will have a vacuum in your life. If you don't eat, there will be a physical vacuum. If you don't remember Allah, there will be a spiritual vacuum. And if we don't fill this vacuum, there will always be a hollowness in our life. Therefore letter A says Allah, Allah heated my room, in the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala will find contentment, our heart will not find contentment and satisfaction with physical things, because Allah did not create material things to fulfill spiritual void, the vacuum spritual where vacuum will only be filled by spiritual nourishment. And that is about it, remembering Allah

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tilawat etc. And that is such a remarkable thing that it gives you and many times I you know whenever I speak about aspects with regard to people going on drugs, you know, as I say one of the things that we have perhaps missed in this regard is that we have tried to provide a physical solution to it, when many times there is a vacuum in a person's life which he is trying to fulfill materially physically. I need this enjoyment I need this Hi. Maybe we should also try to give them a spiritual aspect to fill that hollow to fill that vacuum without which that vacuum in all honesty is not going to be filled. That is why it will shock Abdul Qadir jilani Rahmatullah Allah who said and

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what a beautiful thing he said, he said, that, if the rulers of the world know the type of joy we have in remembering Allah, in in our budget, they will try and send the forces an army to get it from us but they will not be able to get it from us. It is such a spiritual joy and ecstasy that we will never be able to understand. So I will not allow what is not in my control to do what is in my control. You might not be able to go for about it. In terms of the

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congregationally valid, you can sit at home. remember Allah, one of the ways is to connect with the Holy Quran. Quran is not only the Kitab of light is a speech of Allah

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When you are

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reading the Quran, you are reading what Allah tala had spoken. What a great honor. That is why Nivea cream sauce and said for every letter, not word, word is different letter is different. Alif Lam Meem is a word, olive is a letter. For every letter you will get 10 rewards, isn't it? Or is it not amazing? We don't like to take the name of the police. We don't like to take the name of shaytan the devil, right, evil incarnate. But if you take that particular word in the context of the Quran, while reading the Holy Quran, when you read Iblees or shaytan when you read shaytan you get 50 rewards 50 rewards for reading shaytan in the Quran. So Allah so this is and this is someone who is

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so beautifully said that if you want to gauge your relationship with your Creator and with Allah, then gauge your relationship with a speech of Allah. If you want to gauge your relationship with Allah, then gauge your relationship with the speech of Allah who will come to know your relationship with Allah. So ibaadat connecting with the Quran, I will normally always tell people also try to remove one negative attribute and habit during the month of Ramadan, trying to keep the one habit away. I there are many other types of hair, but one day I was in Madina munawwara. And I remember seeing a billboard It was such a beautiful Billboard. And it always sticks in my mind. And this is

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also amazing thing sometimes you see something and it sticks in remains in your memory, it remains etched in your memory. So it was in this particular thing that I remember seeing that is a city of the Navy of Allah, not the right place for you to leave smoking. So Allah is a city of Medina nebia Karim, so slum not the right place for you to discard, you know, the habit of smoking, which definitely is not is not positive. So the situation is the time of Ramadan, not the right time for you to remove an evil a habit. And habits are something that takes time to remove. You know, I just give you this example. The example of you know, they said when the Apollo missions went to the moon,

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the greatest amount of power it used, and the force that it used was to get away from the Earth's gravitational pull. So that's the way it was. So that particular thing needed the greatest amount of power and energy. And it required one Herculean effort to get out of the spool. Same with regard to habits. It requires one herculean type of effort to get rid of a negative habit, but it can be done. So this particular Ramadan might be that particular time. And then maybe Lastly, let me say on this particular matter, is that one day a Sahabi came to our beloved Nivea cream sauce limb and said jasola give me advice, keep it short. You know, many times people like short advisors, comprehensive

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advisors, so to be occurring sources told him SaLuSa model

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read every slot of yours is if it is the last slot in your life. If you know that I'm going to read a slot and someone tells you that you're not going to get a salary after this this is your last slot in your life. How will you read that salad and in a similar manner, let us look

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at our Ramadan. How many people who are with us last year

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in different parts of the world there are many people who have lost near and dear ones in this COVID-19

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no one ever thought it is going to happen. They apparently were healthy situation happens how Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us humble makes us realize Allah subhanaw taala everyone has to leave this world. And if we leave with the recognition of Allah subhanho wa Taala there can be no greater leaving. We can never be and leave with regard to heedlessness it corroboree NASA hisako movie hoffler

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that your hisab is coming closer and you are in heedlessness you are in neglect. That is a greatest tragedy. The greatest tragedy is not to be without food and drink. The greatest tragedy is to be in a state of heedlessness and neglect of Allah subhanho wa Taala has great qualities in remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So there are so many people who are with us last year to meet up with us. Now in this particular manner, just as maybe a cream sauce from said read every salad as if it is a last minute of your life. Let us spin our Amazon in a similar manner. We don't know whether we will get the opportunity

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Not yes we are desirous It is nothing wrong for us to be desirous. We are desirous that we must have another Ramadan. inshallah Allah Allah give us many many Ramadan Allah Allah give us a Ramadan, that we will once again witness the joy and the beauty of our congregational prayers, our tarawih, our iftaar you know Allah will give it to us one day, so we hate that anticipation. But let us spell every Ramadan is if this is Alas, Ramadan, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to be able to understand this. May Allah make this Ramadan a blessing one that we tend towards your material letter reward, the little bit of T that you will be doing and letter once again grant us

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Ramadan the way it was with all our congregational aspects, but in the meanwhile, let us not lose the opportunity to turn towards Almighty Allah