Leaving Ramadan with No Regrets
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we are in the last
so that the Juma of Ramadan
we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for allowing us to make it to this day.
Just one month ago we were making a llama by living out Ramadan Oh
Let us reach Ramadan. And now a lot of His mercy has not only let us reach Ramadan, but now we are on the doorsteps
the to the 27th night of Ramadan, we've reached the last 10 nights. So hamdulillah Alhamdulillah Allah He says in the Quran, Allah, tala Isla de
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do you not see those who exchange the blessing of Allah has given them with by rejecting it by those who reject the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala but they do need amatola cofra Ramadan is an AMA from Allah.
We find it difficult, you know, our throats burn and our stomachs ache and
our body feels weak, but it's a blessing. And no one none of us would trade that for anything else.
And so it's befitting at this last Juma of Ramadan to look back at the 26 days that have passed
and ask ourselves a very important question
Did we achieve the goal?
Do we get out of it what Allah wanted us to get out of it?
fasting Why do we fast? Right the whole action of fasting what makes us so special because fasting is a very special I think sometimes what's lost in the translation of Ramadan when we're focusing on Koran and tarawih and pm Alain, we actually forget about the fasting itself which is the core of Ramadan. We do it but the emphasis is on the other things is under on Koran, but fasting itself. abou mama the law he says he before one of the battles he was fighting with the Messenger of Allah so I sent him he went to the Messenger of Allah I sent him in he told them all messenger of Allah, Allah halevi Shahada, O Messenger of Allah make the IDI shahidan this battle, and the messenger
velocity center responded by saying Aloma Salim homeboy honeymoon, Oh Allah, grant him security and let him take from the booty of war.
And he says for Salim now we'll let him know. And that's what happened. So at the second battle again, before the second battle, he again SMS and dribble out the same request over messenger of Allah autorola halevi, Shahada, messenger of Allah I want to die as Shaheed. And again the messenger loss I sent him he sees a llama Salim homonym whom grant him security and give him give and give him from the booty of war. And this happened three times. Until the fourth time Obama, he goes to the messenger of a loss, I suddenly sees yellow soda law, I tell you to get settled, I've come to you multiple times asking you for Shahada and you keep making dua for me to be safe.
And that I get from the booty of war. So why is Obama asking for Shahada in the first place?
Because what's the reward? The reward is Jenna, the highest reward for anyone it's the murder. So that's what his goal is for the messenger, Lacey's fiano sort of law, more need
be hidden agenda or messenger of Allah telling me a deed that if I were to do it, I will get Jenna.
So the Messenger of Allah says, tell him he tells him
and he kept his song for in the hula myth, Lala, stick to fasting. Because there is nothing equivalent in this world to fasting. There is no way a badger that can be done. That's equivalent to the reward a loss prepared for those who fast. So Obama it was said about him You will never see smoke coming from his home, meaning of fire being lit to cook food, except when he had guests over meaning the rest of his life he dedicated to fasting. Allah says that he tells us in the Hadith from the through the Westeros I saw him he says that Allah subhanaw taala will reward the fasting he's kulu Allah me I'm Alemany either Milan, in La scialfa. In the hood, Eva and Zb, every action that
you do, there is a there's a specified specified reward except for fasting.
Fasting is what's
something that Allah has preserved for himself that he will give you on the Day of Judgment. It's a special reward. So fasting that we've been doing 30 days 29 days. This action is the core of Ramadan.
And it's the core of the reward of Ramadan sama Ramadan, Eamon de Saba.
The enemy says if you fast Ramadan with two conditions, when are they
You do so out of emotion meaning what what does that mean to do so out of a man it means that you believe Allah has commanded you to fast
your faith in Allah
dictates to you that you understand Allah has commanded you to fasten so you've done so what he Saba and what does that mean that you hope in the reward of Allah now I hope no one here is fasting not hoping in the Word of Allah everybody does that's why we're doing what we do. The Messenger of Allah sees the reward for that person is
all his previous sins are forgiven all his previous sins are forgiven but first thing what is it meant to do
you know sometimes you hear people say that you know we we fast so we can fear we can feel what the poor feel
we fast so we can, you know, be more generous with our food and our money to feed those who are in need. And that's true that's the benefit of fasting but it isn't the reason why we fast
Ramadan is a time for us to maybe get in shape
share a couple extra pounds but not why we fast
right it's not why we fast but what is Ramadan do
when your throats burning and you're you're just desiring any just drop of water.
And nobody's around nobody's looking or maybe you're making even you're doing any bad that you're making all day and you're washing your mouth but you're extra careful even though no one's seeing you to spit out every last drop of water so nothing reaches your throats.
Because you develop this moron GABA, this idea of Allah watching you
what is otherwise known as taqwa, this awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And when you develop that when you leave off what Allah has made Halong for you,
food and water and enjoying the company of your spouse and the like these things that you leave off to Allah is normally made Hello, for the sake of Allah, because you are aware of us watching you and you know the laws ask you to do this, then it becomes much easier to now leave off what Allah has forbidden.
And the one who leaves Ramadan, after 30 days developing this spirit, he is the one who has succeeded. Because after Ramadan, he will not allow himself to be seen by the one who he knows is all seeing.
not praying anymore. He will not allow himself to be someone who is seen by the one who is all seeing
and he leaves his home, to go to a job that involves home.
He wouldn't allow himself or she would allow ourselves to be seen by the one who was all seeing and leaving the home. Dressed in a way that's unacceptable to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This doesn't happen.
Because that monaka was developed in the hearts the idea that awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what Ramadan was designed for us to do to accomplish. And now what the 26 day mark and only three or four days left you and I have to to ask ourselves, have we made any progress in that field?
Are we more aware of ullas watching us in our day of day to day actions, that's very important.
But here's the thing.
As much as we love what I'm all done, and we love the community, the sense of brotherhood and sisterhood and the sharing of food and the charity in the Quran in the recitation in the coming to the message, a spirit and a feeling of which that is unmatched. When our co workers ask us how do you fast for 30 days and they say we're crazy they we wouldn't be able to do that.
But we know that Subhana Allah If you only knew if you only knew
and Allah subhanho wa Taala and this in the famous verses of Susan bacara where he describes fasting he says yeah, you Allah Vina Manu coochie
coochie bada Latina Mu COVID income are you believe fasting has been prescribed to you as it has those before you why Lana? Come
on so that you may get this taco. But then what is the last thing to say next?
No matter how much we enjoy it no matter how much we want to take advantage of
It's, Allah says for a fixed number of days
29 or 30. That's all you got.
There's a deadline.
And you see when your boss at work tells you, you have this project to do.
You know, you take your time.
You get a little bit done here, a little bit done there. But then when he comes to you at lunch and says, Hey, I need this done by today.
Then from that moment on, you no longer take lunch breaks, you no longer take phone calls you no longer you know, you are focused and you're gonna stay late until midnight until 1am or 2am until you get the job done. Because why? When there's a deadline on your head, it gets you to work.
Now see Ramadan, Allah says a Yama mera doodads, it's a it's a counted number of days, there's a deadline.
Monday or Tuesday, it will be the last day of this Ramadan and perhaps the last Ramadan of our life.
There is a deadline, we know that.
And that helps us that pushes us in these last 10 nights when we're looking for laners and
it pushes us to worship Allah even more. Right But here's the thing.
Here's the thing. That's, that's very interesting. It's very interesting, because we know who the messenger of Allaah Salaam was. He was a man who stood at night to the point that his feet would swell, crying for his oma. He was the one who was given a drive that will be answered, as all prophets were but he saved his first Oman, the day of judgment. He is the one who when he was given the opportunity or messenger of Allah, we will guarantee you half of your oma will be Angelina or will offer you the opportunity for shefa for intercession. So the all of your omegas agenda, he took the ladder he was the one who cared more about us than we care about ourselves. And here he is the
Messenger of Allah. So I sent him a sending the member and he takes one step and he says amin, and then he takes a second step. And he says, I mean, and then he takes the third step and he says amin and so the Sahaba they say Kenyatta sutala
over syndrome Allah we saw you we saw you as sending the member and you said amin three times. Why did you do so?
And you know, he says In response, he says in the debris down he said, I'm attorney.
Sabrina on Instagram, he came to me and he made three.
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the one who brought all the revelations is the greatest Angel he comes to the Messenger of Allah when I send them and he makes a dua, and he tells the Messenger of Allah see amin
what's the first Doha that he made?
And he sent me says, Man, andraka Shara Ramadan
whoever Allah allows to reach Ramadan
Phelim your federal law
but doesn't have his sins forgiven
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for a bad hola hola me.
So the message was I sent him he says Phalke was mean
to be done. He said um, says whoever reaches Ramadan
and doesn't have his sins forgiven.
Whoever reaches Ramadan, and doesn't have his sins forgiven.
Sabrina Annie Sam is making this drop. Then May he enter Hellfire, and May Allah distance him from his mercy, O Messenger of Allah say amin and the messenger of a loss of cinema scene I mean to this day
that's kind of scary.
We were just talking about whoever fastener Milan with a man and hope their sins are forgiven. And now you're saying the Messenger of Allah I sent him is making me that will call his own oma to be thrown into hellfire.
How is that the case? How is that possible?
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you see Allah He, he gave you his mercy. He gave you a deadline. Because our human nature if it wasn't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done. Right as they say.
Allah gave us a deadline. We know for these 29 and 30 days, we have to do our best exert ourselves. And in these 29 days, the gates of general are open, the gates of hell are closed, the sale thing are locked up. And the mercy of Allah is abundantly available to such a point that every single
Night in the nights of Ramadan, Allah frees
a group of people from hellfire. Imagine you've been freed from hellfire. No matter what you do the rest of your life Allah has written for you that you are freed from hellfire.
the mercy of Allah is so readily available. The forgiveness of Allah is so readily available in this month, that if someone doesn't take advantage of this opportunity after Allah gave you the opportunity to be here, then you're worthy of this
That meant you mentor Hellfire be distance from the mercy of Allah because Allah Mercy is very easily attainable this month. Ayanna do that.
But what makes it more difficult, because we know Ramadan ends Monday or Tuesday, we know that and so we push ourselves. And we should we shouldn't stop at the 27th night's Ramadan, it goes until Monday or Tuesday. But
you and I are all to some degree looking back at Ramadan, what's past what's the sense of regret, right, that we've missed something that we wanted to accomplish, that we haven't taken advantage fully of what we wanted to
write. And so we now we have to end strong.
We have to close out the month strong.
But what we're supposed to take from them in Ramadan, we take with us after the awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala the awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so now our lives we go on living our lives was challenging for many of us is that Ramadan? We have a deadline but our life we don't have we do but we don't know it.
We have a deadline, but we don't know it. Now, what's sad is I work in the hospital. And I see patients and I tell them sometimes that there's nothing I can do for you. And we're just going to try and make you as comfortable as possible. And you're going to die in either a few hours or a few days.
And when they hear that, imagine you're told by a doctor that you have three days to live or three hours to live.
What would you do with your life? Those three hours or three days? What would you do? Well, phone calls would you make? What would you make to Allah? subhanho? wa Taala? Right, it's a question we should ask ourselves. But here's the interesting, interesting thing is that
Allah subhanho wa Taala he says, could Luna have seen the Eco two loads? Every soul is tasting death, not will taste death that is translated is tasting death. As we live every moment is one moment closer to death.
And so why is it that we're willing to change when a doctor tells us you have three days to live but when a law tells you, you have a fixed number of heartbeats, you have a fixed number of breaths. We're not willing to change.
You know, just maybe an hour ago, a little over an hour ago.
I got a text message from one of my co workers at the hospital.
And she asked me to call her by FaceTime.
And so I did.
And when she when she picks up the phone, what do I see? I see a three year old boy
who I had taken care of.
Right before we went left the ISP Amato trip to Mecca and Medina.
Just a few days before we left, this three year old boy he fell from the third storey even apartment building the window, the screen fell off. And he fell out. He just turned three used to when he came in.
And we know children pediatrics, they're the weight of their body is a pie. It's the head. And so when you're falling from a high distance, the weight is what goes down first. And so we came into our er with his father holding him in his arms running through the front door. And I and I looked at him
and I thought there's no way he's going to survive this.
Multiple facial fractures bleeding in his brain, collapse lungs, you name it.
I thought there was no way he's going to survive.
And then here I get a call.
And he was saying son, I'm on a call to me. On the opposite end of my phone a month and a half later Subhan Allah
it's opportunity. You and I don't know he was two years old and his life could have ended like that. Ramadan is an opportunity for you to take advantage and Allah gave us
The knowledge of knowing that we have 29 or 30 days, but our lives are also a Yemen that do that. And so the lesson we take from madonn we have to keep it with us after Ramadan. We have to keep it with us after Ramadan. And once you do that, then all the doors have height open to you because why then you can keytab without it, Buffy this book is called there's no doubt in it, what's it what's the guidance in it, who then limit the guidance for those who have tequila, which is what Ramadan is doing for us developing that spirit of awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that you can take the benefits of this book with you to your grave with you to the dangers of an upward inequality how
that was Sophie Ronnie, welcome. First off you
salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah and he was
this feeling of regret that you and I have right now of what we missed in these first 26 days. It's a good feeling to have, it's a healthy feeling to have, it means you're holding yourself to account that you're pushing yourself when you want yourself for yourself more and better.
It's a good sign. right but that regret should push us to change. So that way we don't feel a worst regret when our day comes to an end.
That regret the feeling now every Ramadan that we've lived, we've experienced this route every believer will experience it because they want to do more you want to do more you want to maybe you could have read one more page of Quran or given one more dollar and charity or come to one more Sunnah in the masjid. Whatever it is, you could have done a little bit more.
And we all look back with a regret that feeling that is a blessing in and of itself. When Allah says a Yama, Mal doodads, he's reminding us that this feeling, let it carry you to be a better person. So that way you when the Angel of Death comes to you, there are no regrets.
I wanted to share with you a letter in closing of our brother, who he wrote this letter to share.
When he was sitting in the hospital and his last few days, he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and pancreatic cancer is one of the worst types of cancer and usually is diagnosed very late. And oftentimes patients don't have much time to live when it is diagnosed. So this brother, his name is Mohammed he wrote this letter to the sheriff and he says, a Santa Monica. This is probably my last message to you as I lie here waiting for my last breath to go away. This is probably the last time I'm going to be able to write to anyone. Now I thought I'd write to you that so that perhaps when you teach your classes and give your lectures you can remind people of this last lecture of mine.
You have known me for a long time. I've just been a very basic Muslim.
I tried to do my prayers. I tried to fast whenever Ramadan would come.
I tried to save my Salah. And I did Hydra once in my life. Yeah, I had children, but I never really looked after them. had a wife. She wasn't the most righteous person and I never really chose her because of that. And my children grew up not knowing much about Islam.
And as I wait here for the bell to go off, as my life will end dying of panic, pancreatic cancer. But once the doctors have said I cannot survive beyond this week. As I wait for the angel of death, I only have one word that comes in my mind. regrets. I just have this tremendous regret that there are so many things that I wanted to do. You know, I wanted to memorize the Quran, but I never did so I wanted to go for Hajj every year. But I never did that. I wanted to hug my mother. But I never did that. I wanted to teach my children Islam the Quran, get them to be righteous people. But I never did that. I wanted to have the chance to have one more Ramadan. But I'll never get that. I wish I
could be in the room right now. But I'll never get that chance. I wish I could know some verses of the Quran surah sites, but I don't know anything except the Fatiha and one or two other sources that I recite every day. All I can think of is huge regrets. No one will remember me except you and perhaps my family if they have time before they divide up my wealth.
My friends have left me, my family will not remember me. And I will have left nothing in this world of good and by Allah all I would have done is just added another grave on this earth. I'm your Muslim brother Mohammed, May Allah forgive him and grant him the highest levels of paradise.
What's the lesson? Yeah mama do that brothers and sisters. Ramadan is a fixed number of days in our lives are a fixed number of days.
This Ramadan was meant Allah gave as an opportunity for us a chance for us to have our sins forgiven. And an opportunity that's so easy that even the most sinful person the most sinful person is right there waiting for him to accept him. You know what Allah wants from us? What Allah wants for us. What does allow one for us? What do you want for yourself? Have you asked yourself that question?
Let me tell you what Allah wants for you. Allah wants for you at the law Who do you believe in Allah come way idea comes sooner than Latina male acaba de como la comme la honeymoon Hakeem will la who you need to a year too bad a con. Allah wants to show you have a clear path
and to show you the way of the pious people of the past, and Allah wants to turn to you and forgiveness and repentance. And then Allah again says And Allah wants to forgive you and turn to you and repentance.
Do you want it? Because if you do, all you have to do is ask
the Messenger of Allah and with this Howdy.
He says that someone may have done the deeds of someone from the people of Jenna. Until at the end of his life, he does the deeds of the people of Hellfire and he will enter hellfire. And there is someone whose whole life he lived away from Allah doing the deeds of the people of Hellfire until he turns the page and he does the deeds of the people of Paradise and Allah will enter them into the people of paradise. Then he says at the end,
we will build our team
you will be judged your deeds will be judged by the ending.
Your Ramadan even if you messed up in the first 25 days can be saved by how you end
your life. No matter how many years you lived in how many mistakes you've made. You say now Oh ALLAH is my time. And ally accepts you with open arms. Male lawmakers amongst those who are written amongst those who have saved from the Hellfire and have accepted Ramadan Aloma. I mean, in Oklahoma, he can tell you so do not and nebia he will let me know somebody who was sitting with a steamer, Aloma Sanjana Mohammed. Mohammed came so late Allah hemara him in the academy de Majeed, Aloma vaticana Muhammad Ali Mohammed Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim gamida Majeed Allahu Allah Masai Mara Madonna mahkamah huie Manawatu Saba, Aloma dynamin masamoto Madonna mahkamah huie Manawatu Saba Aloma
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and this last Juma Ramadan
Make sure to pray with your hearts pure and clear and pray as if it's your last prayer prayer. inshallah Tata asked you in this last day of ramadan ramadan that you give me two minutes of your time after the summer and then inshallah Tata will proceed to leave still
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