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Muslim Women’s Professional Network – Socially Distant, Spiritually Connected
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Assalamualaikum everyone, and thank you all for joining the Muslim movements professional network virtual event featuring Dr. Haifa Yunus of the agenda Institute located in St. Louis, Missouri. I'm Erin Amman, I'm the Outreach Manager for the Muslim women's professional network, St. Louis chapter. I wanted to start off by telling you guys a little bit about MW pn. So the Muslim women's professional network is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect and empower Muslim women with a focus on professional development by building a community for aspiring and established Muslim women professionals.
Through its work, MW pn aims to recreate the mainstream narrative of Muslim women to accurately reflect our diversity and bring awareness to our contributions to society. Today's guest speaker We have with us that we're honored to have with us is Dr. hypha Yunus. She is an American Board Certified obstetrician and gynecologist with roots from Iraq. She graduated from the mecca Institute of Islamic Studies and the Quran memorization school where she completed the memorization of the Koran. She is the founder and chairwoman of Jenna Institute and teaches seminars on the thematic commentary of various chapters of the Holy Quran, and their practical relevance and our day to day
living. He has been a great supporter of MW pn St. Louis chapter, often speaking at events like fireside chats, helping us connect our careers by spirituality. Today's event with Dr. Haifa really aims to help us find ways to remain connected with our faith within Ramadan, and the COVID pandemic while talking to us about how to remain steadfast in times of unknown whether it be through this pandemic or with our own careers. Please take this as an opportunity to engage in dialogue with Dr. Haifa ask questions throughout the broadcast and we're leaving a large time for questions at the end. And without further ado, I will be passing it off Dr. Haifa Now
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life that we are living now we have been living it for about a month even more than a month everything is virtual even seeing patients some of you I'm sure there's physicians with us we are seeing patients now virtual same thing so I would love to see if you can all on the chat just say Where are you joining us from to be nice to get to feel this connection? The feeling of connection there is more than one connection we have as we speak in this moment and the first connection which we all share is we are a believers are hamdulillahi Rabbil aalameen Muslims were believers we believe in our last pantalla and we are cherishing inshallah all of you and having a feeling happy
and elated if I want to use the word for the month of Ramadan so number one we are all together because we are Muslims believers in Allah number two we are all woman al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen that's something also bring us together is like in in many ways, but the main way I look at it is that we share the same concerns the same happiness the same worries we look at things in the same from the same lens simply because we we are we're the same and number two number three and we put professionals so I am we have somebody from Saudi Arabia Marshall Lata Baraka, Allah. We have somebody from St. Louis. St. Louis, we have somebody from Bangladesh, we have somebody from New
York, Ma sha Allah See, see what I'm saying? This is why because it really makes you feel together, we have St. Louis again. So here you go. So we are Muslims, believers. Alhamdulillah. And I want you all to say Alhamdulillah, and you feel it, because this is Ramadan, and it's all about how I get spiritually connected. And when I am socially broken, or fractured. So number one, we are believers and Muslims, we're all women. So we share a lot of commonality here. We are professionals at hamdulillah regardless what you do, and the best and biggest profession, and I'm saying this because I want the woman to feel it. And what do you think I'm going to say?
The biggest profession that for some reason we are looking down to it. That's being a mother
motherhood, don't let society or modern thinking make you look and this is when I see patients in my office, and I say so what do you do? He says, Oh, I'm just a mother. Actually, she doesn't even say a mother. Oh, yeah, I'm a stay home mom. I'm just I'm just
a stay home. And don't say that. Don't say that. Number one, we are all Allah subhanaw taala elevated us by the factor human being. Lockwood, Corona, Vani. Adam, we have all all have elevated, and we have honored the son of Adam. I'm a human being. I'm already honored. I am a mother. I'm absolutely honored. And this is by Allah pantalla. And by Rasul Allah has Allah to Silla. So don't look at, if I am a physician, I am more honored. Or if I am not a physician, or I'm not a lawyer, or don't have a profession, I'm not a real estate agent, I'm not a teacher, I don't have a profession, your best profession is mother, let alone If Allah have honored you with both.
With both don't look at I am juggling. And life is very hard it is. It is when nobody gonna say it's easy, but look at also the multiple rewards you are getting. So here you are, you're a professional, you're a mother, and you're a wife. And you could be a daughter, with parents taking care of all these multiple roles. I call it hats we wear, don't look at it as it's makes me very stressful, and I am losing it. And I wish I didn't do that. Don't do that. Because then you're not grateful to the near malformed law, you're not grateful to the blessings of Allah, each one of what the one I mentioned, is a huge blessing.
Being a mother is a huge blessing. And I say this for my office lens. When I see the couple coming in, or the mother comes or the the woman comes in dying to have a baby, dying to have a baby. And then I see other says, Oh, I have five. I don't know how I did that. Don't it's a blessing, be grateful, Allah who will reward you with all its entail. With all the difficulty It comes with it isn't easy, but it's a blessing. Number one, number two, whatever profession Allah gave you motherhood, number one, number two, whatever profession, even if you're not working, if not using it, he gave it to you, and you chose this profession over this. This is how you have to look at it.
You chose you chose this profession over this one simply because at that moment, this is more pleasing to Allah. I very recently Subhan Allah. As I was thinking of the subject, I got a beautiful message from a beautiful young lady outside St. Louis. And she was She's amazing. So Paul, I haven't met her yet, but we have met through as many groups and she was feeling so
guilty, that she is not able to do the Quran, the amount of the Quran that she promised herself to do in Ramadan. Now she's a mother of three,
and of course a wife. And almost this she was in tears. And then I looked at her and I said, Do you think Allah was expecting you to read five parts of the Quran in Ramadan and you're a mother of three? No, get the reward of reading 543 parts or whatever was by taking care of your children with your intention. So profession, motherhood, number one, as a wife, I wouldn't say it's a job but but it's a way of getting good deeds and rewards by being a wife by being a daughter, by being whatever profession you do any profession as long as it's halal. And I again remind everybody since we are all professionals here, don't you think? Don't you think that being a physician is better than being
a teacher that's dunia This is
human being standards. Allah did not say this.
did not say this. On the contrary, it could be it could be the physician mind in front of Allah pantalla the Day of Judgment. It could remove from me a lot of good deeds simply because of my arrogance. By my the fact I look down at others because they are not any profession. As long as it's valid. Allah gave it to you. That means this is an opportunity for you to antigen
period. Look at it this way. So Muslim professional network, sisterhood, the way we are now and hamdulillah. We are about 55 together, and this chat.
This is sisterhood this cherish this and one of the messages that I hope everybody learned now that the fact of how
Having social people or being social, and we can, the freedom of going out and meeting people, I don't know how many of you have looked at it as a NEMA as a blessing before the COVID-19.
So let's start by changing the way we look at things. And this is how we become spiritually connected.
spiritually connected with a lot is not when I can, When,
when, when I have time, when I am feeling it, it doesn't work this way. And a lot doesn't expect you enemy. So when he puts me in the office, he doesn't expect me to be spiritual. Or when he puts you in the classroom, as a teacher, he doesn't expect you to be spiritual. Or when you are a mother changing the diaper of your baby, you're not spiritually you cannot be spiritually connected. Unfortunately, the answer is to this thought is no, absolutely, I can be spiritually connected to Allah subhanho wa Taala in every moment of my day, while I levy that long, and I'm not saying this is like a lecture and I memorized it, and I read it somewhere. Yeah, in fact, you don't read this
anywhere. You are connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala. In every moment, the way you are connected is different. This is how I want you to all to look at it. Meaning at time of modem just before Middle of Nowhere Ramadan, so we're going to talk about examples from reality. 10 minutes before modem,
let's say 30 minutes, 30 minutes before modem, your mother, your three children for two for your wife, or you're living with your parents, you're not married. Basically, you have people you have to take care and feed 30 minutes before Mahara. My spiritual connection with Allah subhanaw taala is not by going alone in the room and doing my dua. And because no one will feed the people who needs to be fed, or prepare or take care of them. That's not what Allah wants from me. He wants me in what I am doing that is needed at that moment. And that moment, I am connected to him. And how is that
as you are preparing the food, you're preparing the food, but you're putting it in dishes, putting the dishes on the table right here is conducted. As you're putting the plate feel the blessing of having a plate, let alone having food, let alone having a family, let alone having Ramadan, let alone being alive.
You are spiritually connected. You didn't change anything. This is the first thing we have to change as Muslims in general, but I'm speaking specifically to my beautiful sisters, is don't feel that because I am overwhelmed because I have so many things to do. I cannot be connected to our last pantalla there was no one more busy and I'm sure you have heard this statement many times. No one was busier than roswaal hisako. Sir, no one went through challenges in his life, that then more than Allah Swati. So that was a challenge as a husband, a challenge as a father a challenge as a friend a challenge as of course, our soul and maybe a challenge as a member of the community a challenge as a
member of a family. Look at this all has he been heard from his family? The answer is yes. Has he lost a child? The answer is yes. Some of his wives had issues. And that's why I sought to remove
certain moja and they complained to him. I'm sorry, sorted to him. Yes. Did he had issues with the with the community? Yes, that he had a long list of things to do per day. Absolutely. Way more than you and me are what he was spiritually connected. Now we're going to come and tell me what he was also at the Software Center, and I'm going to say highly sought after a sinner. But Allah doesn't expect the spiritual connection. I am going to do the same level of Himalayas Allah to Asana. But that doesn't mean I cannot be. So let's change it. And this is how I am going to take you through it with as we get to,
like look at certain points with related to the COVID number one. Number one, let's take the COVID-19 the challenge right now, right? why this happened? Why suddenly my life shattered? Why I was supposed to be I'm talking about myself. I was supposed to be in Makkah, I already have my ticket. I already booked my everything. Right and I'm sure everybody else has the plans these days.
But everything stopped Why? Answer comes from the aura Alejo see banner er marketable Allahu la
que les you see banner ad la marketable la luna whom Oh Lana wanna La Jolla totally me noon. Loss of this assorted Toba chapter repentance. And Allah said say when Allah in the Quran say say this is to you and me to say it and not say it, see it, feel it. You're all in the Quran. This is the month of the Quran. When you come to this, read it. Alejo, cebuana Isla macatawa Laguna say to them, nothing will affect us except what Allah has decreed. One who will own Lana, he is the one who will take care of our affairs. He is the one who will take care of my affair and yours while our life and yet our caring what we know and upon Allah let the believer rely
number one, why this happened? A loss it so
on was it so it's already decreed. What does he want from me then? Who am I? Oh Lana, the next part of the eye. He is my molar. You know what Sal Mola? The one who takes care of your affairs is not a lawyer is not a father is not a husband. is Allah.
Allah takes care of my airfare. I'm scared. He's gonna make me feel safe. I'm hungry. He will feed me. I'm worried he will call me down. Who am I will Lana? I want you to have this word, this word or write it down somewhere and send yourself reminders who among Lana in another place align the Quran says funnier ml Mola one Yeah, man. Mostly funnier. malamala What am Allah is Allah. What? Guardian What? One who takes care of their fear. One year Manasa what a one who's gonna give me victory.
So number one,
I am so worried. I am some people are shattered. And I rustling it's easy. If it is easy,
then people are really not living a reality.
Whether you're a physician in the hospital, you're seeing probably what I am seeing whether you are a teacher and you stay at home and you have no idea what will happen to your students, whether you are a lawyer and everything stopped, you cannot even go to the court whether whatever you were doing, or if you are a mother staying home, you have no idea what will happen to your children. Is there as a school is there is no school or is the school started in September, a lot knows. This is what I see laying your sleep and it lamarca tabouleh hulin This is coming. This was coming written from the day I was born.
One number two, do look at human beings to give you comfort.
Don't look at people to give you comfort.
forgiving and this could be the reason that some of us some some of people in general are going through mental issues, depression because they are pulled away from people that teaches me I need to be and Allah is teaching me be connected with Allah subhanho wa Taala in the good days, so in the not very good days. Allah will know me is a beautiful Hadith in this meaning Taha Rafi Allah for a hot yadi for Kofi shinda know Allah at the time of prosperity, he will know you at the time of difficulty. lesson two you have taken with you. Now I and you learned in the spiritually needed moment that I cannot get it. You know why? Because I was not spiritually connected to him before
when I had everything. When life was going my way.
I was not connected to him. The connection or the loss pantalla doesn't come like a switch. I say this to myself all the time. It's not a switch. You go to the wrong turn it on. Now you become spiritually connected. And then you leave the wrong turret off and you're disconnected. No, it's a process. I need to work on it. I am going to work on it now as much as I can. I'm struggling. I'm not feeling good. Allah knows how hard is the first thing you should come and see me at 11 o'clock when I want to do my tarawih Allah knows but do it.
Do it. He will make it easy. He will make it easy.
So number two, spiritually conducted one
Allah now we are start seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, as Allah is going to send me back to the world, you and me learn, think of this moment and how much you need it to be spiritually connected to Allah. Don't sever it when he gives you everything.
On the contrary, on the contrary, in my office, my Salah will be the best as my Salah was the best when I was home, in my classroom and my job
conducted to hoerauf in a lava hot no Allah at time of prosperity when I need him he's there that do our comes in. If I have memorized your art when I don't need them when I need them, they come to me. So number two, spiritually connected to a loss pantalla is not something comes in a moment is not an order on Amazon. And well I want to deliver next day.
If you are a prime, if it doesn't work this way, it doesn't work this way. It is something if I want to give an example that maybe
would ring a bell with you all it's like losing weight.
anyone tells you losing weight is easy, they have never tried it. This is how I tell people, you've never tried it.
Losing weight is something very challenging. Because I'm going against things I like the things I love, and I do see the results right away. And if you starved for a week, you may lose a pound, you may and you're starving.
So spiritually connected with the last pantalla look at it is a process to build it up. You need to build up. And same thing with exercise. I don't know how many of you here. Love exercise myself is not included. I do it but I don't like it.
Here you do, here you go. But then at one point, after we keep doing exercises, you will reach a point you love it and you are attached to it like a duck to it spiritualities this way, start doing it now because you need it. You need Allah pantalla to make things easy, do it. And as you keep doing it, you will get hooked to it. Your tongue when you need something immediately will not say
Who should I call? Know. Your tongi me to say your law. Tell me who should I ask? It's the same but you turn to him first. spirituality, nothing, Allah levena illa Whoa. And I said well law here and I am fasting nothing will bring you peace in your life. serenity, happiness.
Peace of ocean of peace. nothing except when you are connected with Allah subhana wa Tada. And he said that in the Korra
alladhina amanu wattman kulu boom musica Allah, Allah, Allah, his
worldly, worldly, those the believers, you and me.
are not mine. Allah by the remembrance of Allah, their hearts reach serenity, and our music realize that my inner kalu worldly, by the remembrance of Allah hearts will reach serenity. Practical points, I'm going to throw practical points to you as I am talking.
You want to be spiritually connected with a lot in this
this connected time. keep remembering him with your tongue. Just say it even if you don't feel it. Just say it, keep saying stuff Illa. I asked for forgiveness. Keep saying that you
keep saying Allahumma salli, ala Sayyidina, Muhammad, anything you know, even in English, we don't know how to be your love, please forgive me. But keep saying it. Not every now and then keep saying keep saying it. And I may as well be sonica rather than be the Korea Saraswati salatu salam said, keep your tongue moist by the remembrance of Allah. In these blessed days, morning and evening at car you haven't you don't know what they are. print them from the internet. Put them next to your Sujatha China mas read them after fudger after Asa just read them. I don't know what they are. Read them. take it step by step. You will read them daily. You will then gradually understand then you're
safe, supine, it's easy. It takes 20 minutes by the way, and then you will memorize
spiritually connected with Allah or a spiritual connection with Allah does not start
or continue with
the remembrance of Allah without the remembrance of Allah
and Allah subhanho wa Taala said this beautiful verse is what will are of the end the last page? Allah said the following in a levina
verily those who have Taqwa Allah conscious highest level you know I'm a soundboard for ministry attorney does that girl when she touches them? What does it mean? When she thought it was but don't do that do this. It's okay It's not a big deal. You know these next me disconnected what what do they do? They remember remember what remember our law,
family their home whoops they don't then they start seeing that's a trick of Shabbat. My beautiful sisters remembrance of Allah hold on that hold on that remembrance of Allah is ticks This is one of the beautiful things because the remembrance of Allah takes so many forms is not one way. And this is one of the beauty of Islam meaning we love Salah Yeah, but we cannot do that 24 seven, even if I don't have anything, I get tired, I get bored, my legs starts hurting, that's natural. I cannot read Quran 24 seven, that's another form of remembrance. But I can keep saying things with my tongue with my heart Alhamdulillah you can say whatever you are now sitting, if you're close to a window in
front of me is a window and I'm looking at the beautiful tree and I see the reflection of the sun in the tree. Nothing comes out but Subhan Allah What a beauty. That's
that. Imagine all the time you're like this. You're standing in the front of the mirror. You just dressed getting ready to go. And you think you look nice and beautiful. Alhamdulillah that's it.
For the vicar when we look at the mirror or swallowing salatu salam reminded us when you look at the mirror, Don't you ever say to yourself you're not pretty? Don't you ever let other people put in your mind that you're not pretty?
Because the old Jamil the pretty The one who owns all beauty, the beautiful Allah subhanho wa Taala taught me through roswaal A salatu salam when I look at the mirror, I should see the following say the following along the karma has sent the hunting for his son Hello p
e r Allah, just like you beautify the me externally See what I'm saying? just lucky beautified me externally, beautify me internally. So we are all beautiful, because Allah, Allah because Allah created us. Please don't let others dictate standards and principles upon you and me that are contrary to what Allah said he is my Creator, he knows. Because remember Allah subhana wa Tada.
Even if you don't know just say Subhan Allah when you look at something beautiful, that's Nick now the weather is beautiful. Ma sha Allah La quwata illa Allah Al Hamdulillah a stuffy Allah Vicar, spiritually connected, your key look at
to be spiritually connected to Allah in this time or in any time is like you need to open a door
and that the door once it's open, think of it this when you get into your home, once the door is open, you are coming into the realm of connection with Allah subhanaw taala.
So how to think of it this way,
the key that I need to put in that door to turn it on. Is Nicola.
Remember and Kim
and I'll share one thing with you also from our daily life. Someone comes to you and says, You don't know how much I love you. You don't know how much special You are in my life. You have no idea how much I care about. And of course everybody becomes so happy.
And that same person, she or he relative or a friend goes away and 40 year one year Holy Year, they have your phone, they have your number they they have let's say that you have an iPhone they have an iPhone so they can talk with you free all this no obstacles. They can text you you're in the group. And then don't even think of you by saying how are you doing? Ramadan, Mubarak.
This, these people care about you and love you.
How can I have this relationship with Allah, I love Allah, and I care about Allah. And I want everything from Allah. And I want him to give me this in this, and I am disconnected. And the disconnection is my fault. He did not close the door. I did not open it.
The door is open,
allow victory lap to my inner loop, worldly by the remembrance of Allah hearts will get serenity. But where it is my Decker, where it is me remembering him. And remembering him sometimes not even necessarily by talking by talking, when you look around now now, and I'm speaking to my physicians, colleagues here, when I go to the hospital, and I do my rounds, right? And the nurse tells me Oh, Dr. Yunus, you didn't know there was a patient COVID-19 they are in the ICU, we don't know if they will make it. What should be my immediate response, spiritually connected.
Alhamdulillah is not to me.
Right? That's an Emma, if I looked immediately at me, and I said, Alhamdulillah, Allah, the funny meme, not that Avi for balani, anaka theory and helping all praise to Allah, the One who saved me
from the total test that he tested another person, and he favored me upon a lot of his creation, I am spiritually connected.
I am spiritually connected, I have the key.
I have the key. And I will add, I would say not I have the key, I put the key in the door. We all have the key.
We all have the keys, all of us. Nobody doesn't have it. You have target? Yes, we do. I don't have a tongue, but my heart can speak that I have the key.
And I have the brain
that can comprehend that I have the key. But I need to put the key in the door to open it. That's where I am. That's where my mistake where it is my shortcoming is not about Allah. It's not about the dunya is not about the work. It's not about the I have no time it's about me. And I'm speaking to you from my heart. I think we all all, as servants of Allah, as Muslims, need to realize this is me, I need to work on me. And I don't and I stop blaming others, because I can easily be in anywhere. And I am in the vicar of Allah pantile Let me ask you this, all of you, when you are waiting for something, whether you are waiting for your next patient to come, whether you are
waiting for your next class to start, whether you are in your car waiting for your son, or daughter to come from the practice, what's preventing me from being socially from being spiritually connected?
I pick up the phone and I start looking,
versus browsing what would make me spiritually connected to
and it's the same device
and same device. So spiritually connection, spiritual, spiritual connection, is not about the time when I need or when I have or when I don't have it's a 24 seven relationship with him.
I asked him, him capital H to help you to do this.
a llama and this is the DA supplication or Swati Salatu was Salam taught sydnor more and
as a companion and he said to him, Yama had a look at this. I want your hearts with me, not only your your ears, he said yamo and in the book
Yahweh had in knee high book. My book was I love you. Now imagine the Rasul Allah saw to us and I'm saying this, what will happen to you?
And then he said, so this is an advice coming from not only our soul, a profit is coming from a beloved person to a person, someone who loves someone very much that he started the conversation by saying, I love you. And he said to him, after every Salah
at rissalah Don't forget to say this. What is it? Your Rasul Allah, Allah whom Allah in me helped me. See the word helped me meaning I can't do it. alone and weak in me
Are the curriculum remembering you? Were sure curricula we can be being grateful to you. We're hosting a bad attic and worship you and the best way what else I need in these days?
What else I need in these days I need to remember him so he will live to this difficulty. Humanity is going through by forget your Allah He helped me shakalaka I need to start being grateful now I learned all the bounties he gave me an I did not feel what is the problem with me going out, taking my children to the park, going to the office, or traveling booking my vacation that's the norm that's how we lived. We never felt it was an error.
Please forgive me if I am being very frank with you. But how many of us really looked at it as a new Emma as a blessing of Allah subhanaw taala
when do I know what now
and I do heart for a righteous person he used to say along the latter half Nadia hamaca visa, your Allah please don't teach me My blessings by taking them away.
Don't teach me My blessings by taking that me them away. Or rather Teach me My blessings by keeping them keeping them. So our enemy helped me along the creek remembering you or shoe clicker being good grateful. Up till this moment. This moment that we think it's a tough one and it is a tough one. We still have million of blessings we need to be grateful. What Intel jr Matala e la Sawa in Santa Laval Lumo katha. If you will try to count the blessings of a law you will never be able to count it. worldly human being is in just unjust and ungrateful, unjust an ungrateful, don't to be unjust and ungrateful. Now, now, and I will give you one example. Almost all of us have more time than
before. There is exceptions, but I'm speaking in general don't want to be ungrateful. For the net amount of extra time that we all complained we didn't have it before the COVID-19 by wasting the time or using the time, the extra time he gave you suparna by this obedience to Him or not obedient or not obeying him. Don't waste the time by chit chatting with posting or following watching TV. Then as he took away the freedom he can easily take the time away from us.
only allow the creek AR Allah help us I'm not gonna see me. Us. The critical remembering us. We're sure Creek gratefulness to you. Wow Snowbird attic, and we worship you in the best way. This is what is spiritually connected. My beautiful sisters. spiritually connected is every minute, every time. Every second, you go to bed, your law, you're not any of the device. You don't know anything. That's fine. You can learn it. Go and get horsemen Western fortress of the Muslim. You can buy it, it's easy, it's available, you can even download it actually don't even buy. You can download it on the internet and put next to your bed. These are the supplication before you go to bed. That's a dick.
That's remembrance that spiritually connected. Then you wake up in the morning,
the next year, spiritually connected. You went to the bathroom, came out of the bathroom, put it on a wall next to the bathroom, a lot more frantic. A lot. I love Please forgive me. You're spiritually connected.
You're putting your dress or whatever you're changing. You're putting even if you're at home, you're changing to something more comfortable to wear in the house, as you are wearing. There's a dog this application spiritually connected. Our issue and Allah is showing it to us even more that we are not as spiritually connected to him before. We didn't even think of it. I am so glad I was very happy when the title came in, because that's I look at this as a nearmap. That's the blessings. One, there's so many blessings of this COVID-19
if we only look at it, but one of the blessings that people now are looking at spirituality. This is the second this is actually the third
Time in two days, I have been asked to speak about this topic in a different parts of the world. And I was so elated. For one reason you're a law. Your servants are going back to
maybe not everybody. But there is people who wants to go back to you. Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, spiritually connected in every moment. You're the lowest bottom, when you destroy it is this over your life in the lowest part? And when you leave that place, or wherever you are, and you're feeling bad, internally, why did I say this? Why did I do that? Why did I watch this? You're spiritually connected. And when you look to him and says, Please forgive me. You're spiritually connected. So it's not only the saints are spiritually connected. No, this religion is a religion of every day. This is the beauty about Islam. The Islam, I don't have to change my life. I don't even have to
change the way I dress. They made us change it.
This is the norm. This is the norm from before human beings were covered.
Human beings were covered. Yeah, bunny Adam cadenza gnarly, coolibah cure. So article faurecia. While he was the author, dareka. Hale, Allah said this and sort of our human being we send down to close labor's garment to cover you.
And the garment of taqwa is the best.
spiritually connected in every moment. In every day, that's Islam. That's Islam, I don't have to change. I always tell people, I don't have to change. Maybe I just change what I see. Maybe I change what I do, but I'm still connected. So I go to Hajj, I'm connected. I come back from hijab conducted in hajj, I was connected by doing it off and sorry. And looking at the Kaaba and doing all this, I was connected, I come back, and I'm still connected. It's just the form change. Now I am a mother or I am a daughter or I am a wife or I am a human human being, I'm spiritually connected, you're a single one, you're a single person, spiritually connected by taking care of his Earth. The Green
Movement is an Islamic concept. Now to threefold don't waste who said that, in the Quran, more than one more than once kulu was also sorted out of here, then he Adam, children of Adam kulu was trouble eat and drink 1234 Don't waste don't waste in your head. brahmastra feet. Now everyone is talking about this. What's happening to the oceans and the plastic and all this. I am spiritually connected when I am washing the dishes, right? Or rinsing the dishes to put it in my dishwasher. But immediately I turn off the faucet.
Because in me internally says law 234 Don't waste in a hollow head wound must repeat. He doesn't like those who are wasteful. I'm spiritually connected. I didn't change anything. I'm putting the dish in the dishwasher.
Again, the problem is me. Me I did not program me. I did not program me on being connected with our law. This is what we need my beautiful sisters on law Livia level, it is not hard. It's very easy. I just have to work on it. And I just have to start, take the first step and ask him capital H to help you and to guide you. What do you feel? Absolutely. What do you forget? Absolutely.
But what should I do? Get up and continue kulu Adam hapa all the children of Adam are sinners. Yeah, Allah. That's a heavy Tara Swati santosa why
and the best among those who sin or those who repent.
So everyone who's hearing me today, this is what I want from everybody. Myself number one before I say this to anyone, let's make this a moment of return.
You know when you when you take the highway and then you're supposed to take exit 30 and suddenly you find yourself you took exit 31 what do you do? You go back.
Now we need to take exit 30 exit 30 is the key that will take me to a loss pantalla but I am either an exit 29 or I am an exit 31 I need to turn
this is what we need. It don't change much in your life. Except Tom. If there is one, there is no spiritual connection. You
In fact, the number one
thing, action or deed, or say that I undo that will expel spirituality out of the window is when I disobeyed a law.
When I disobey, I'm watching how long I am disconnected. I'm listening to her on and disconnected. I'm seeing I'm disconnected. I'm posting her on I'm disconnected.
So let's take the right exit. Let's turn as we are turning, turn to him and say you're a law Please help me. I know this is very hard. You know this is not easy, but there is nothing easy. Except what you make it easy. There is nothing hard except what you make it easy. One lot Livia. Yo, this is so beautifully,
easily done. When you start the journey. And I'm not speaking from books. You can do it. Each one of you can do it. We are doing a series now for Ramadan from gender Institute. And the series we call it the Ramadan the month of Allah. I'm sorry, the month of the love of Allah.
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Then what Allah loves or doesn't love. If he loves I want to do it if he doesn't love I'm not gonna do it. You're spiritually connected today episode that was just posted recently. You know about what you know about what about sneezing,
sneezing and yawning and there's a habito for Swati santosa in Allahu la bas. Allah loves a sneezing worker hotel and he dislike yawning.
When I sneeze, and I feel I am doing something unintentionally I have no control. But I feel I am doing something Allah loves I am spiritually connected. And then I say Alhamdulillah I am spiritually connected.
When lights very easy. I just need to refocus, refocus, and nothing hard if I love when make it easy. And I'm going to stop here so we can have some time for questions and answers. Zack Malahide Malati where do you have the lacquer on? Blimey, I don't know where is everybody else coming from but come here we have more than we have 134 people with us dessert come along. I would love to see all of you. Where are you from? And we are open for questions and answers. Go ahead yeah and your desire come along.
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Do we have questions yet? Me?
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Plano Texas excellent. Germany, UK let's look at the beauty of this Kentucky USA Morocco martial law. Amira Can you hear me if you cannot hear me just put the questions I can hear. I can see. I am from London Tabata Kala Okay, so let's go to this. What's our like you all can read the Hadith al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen look at the near Emma of the internet. I hope I'm glad Allah made me remember, everybody. Remember, cherish be grateful.
To the neoma of internet near him of internet, this is how we are learning hamdulillah So what are some hadith of Quranic verses dealing with sickness that can help strengthen the amount of those who are sick at this time?
The hadith of Allah Swati Salatu was Salam. So if somebody is sick or you know someone who's sick me a lot, number one, heal and cure everyone Allahumma and Tisha a lot more openness The Lord of the people along with me but I'm sorry Allah is heavily Bess your Allah remove the sickness or openness The Lord of the people, as she killed one test Shafi You are the one who que la shifa. Illa she felt no cure but your cure? What are the why leatherwork and no medicine but your medicine, she found a low order for sarcoma, a cure that will leave no illness behind.
This is spiritually connected. Allah is the one who cure Allah Who is the one Listen, and Allah Who is the one who's capable, and him to really
memorize this also, you can find it in your
in the hoseline Muslim, the DA and they call the DA l l model the application for sickness. Do we have another question? So we have St. Louis, what should I do? I'm gonna read one I have it here. What should I do with my kids? If they fast? 10 if they fast and 12? Okay, we have what should I do with my kids if they fast 10 and 12. But they are so lazy to pray Esha and fudger?
Are they balo? Are the adult?
Are they adult?
Meaning? Why I asked this question. If they are adult,
meaning the 10 and 12. Let's assume they are girls, I don't know. But if they are girls, and they have they started their menstruation then. So yom is an obligation. You cannot lead them fast. You cannot because that's an obligation. You have fasting is an obligation. And prayer is an obligation both you cannot do one, then you cannot say don't fast so you can pray. So let's assume if they let's take three scenarios because I don't have an answer.
If they are an adult, they are an adult. And they have to fast so they fast How can I make them pleasure?
And I'm going to give practical examples. Number one before the practical examples, you ask Allah pantalla to make it easy for them your luck make them pray. Don't forget to ask Allah spiritually connected, number one, number two, you cry Russia, in JAMA
and ask them to come with you and pray to on time right away. Nine o'clock now today in St. Louis is about 920 do it. Don't feed them too much. They will get lazy. don't fit don't feed them too much carb. This is a practical, give them fruits, vegetables, juice something not too because they will get lazy for fudger.
If in the house, everybody gets up for failure.
Number one, you cannot ask your children to get up for failure if you do not again I'm answering general the house everybody in the household has to get up for failure meaning the husband, the wife, the the adult the older children, if there is if there are then you're going to go to them and you're going to ask them to get up now this has to be prepared before you cannot be that moment Get up Get up and they don't get up. Give them some incentives. Talk to them about the virtues of lateral federal inner or Anna Frederick cannon a shoulder Porter and Frederick kanima shoulder that's the morning the Federal Center is witnessed by the angels. Remind them of what I shared with
you the name of Allah took from us how Allah will give us back the snapper? If we are not if we are lazy to get up for him. Reminder reminder reminder basically do our reminder. Practical they are not valid. I may think of giving them some gifts or something to make them do it. And if you have done all this and they still cannot there is only one thing you say you turn to Allah says your law. You're the only one who will get them up. I tried my best. It's not me. It is you. But don't say this at the end you have to really try
Any other question?
Let's go down. Okay, can you please suggest me have a good Islamic book? I will put it right here. How can we increase our understanding of the Quran?
what language you speak.
If you let's assume you don't speak
Adobe and you speak Arabic You speak Arabic be grateful to the near marvelous pantile because this is much easier to start with know the meaning of the words this is the first thing you do. The meaning of the words what is what is for example what's the shrimps right for the Arab people chances The sun is very easy but for the non Arab non Arab reads in your own language and know the meaning of the words especially those who have more than one meaning for example, Allah pantalla use the word oma in the Quran, oma u m m h and it had many meanings it came as a time it came as a nation it comes a description of Satan Abraham so know the meaning of the words one toward and this
is very easy You have now for us with word toward and take it easy you're not going to do it in one Ramadan it will take time and again I keep giving you examples from physician because I am a doctor how long it took me to become an OB GYN
you don't even want to know so I'm not going to understand the Quran immediately right away by one month of Ramadan it will take time Be patient and turn to Allah to make it yeah and I this is what I one of the drives I always used to myself yeah my family man family the one who made sure a man understand meaning the words of the birds and the ants making me understand so number one start with the words number two number two, pick up a very simple if your hobby is speaking very simple Quran commentary there's one called a type serial mo Yes sir. Very easy. If you don't speak Arabic but you speak English lgl Alain tafsir Angela and is translated to English very easy. Yanni it doesn't go on
details because you don't want to go to details in the beginning you will get overwhelmed step by step every day half a page every day half a page I'm gonna know the words and the words will be
repeated and then that's half page I will read every day every day every day not once every day
and withdraw and withdraw and withdraw and wait a year from now for one give us life and we will need next Ramadan see the result?
The End the Chinese the famous saying that the
trip or the yeah the trip of 1000 miles starts with one mile. I will take one more question then we have to stop because I have to do something also. Is there another question?
Let's see. What is the best one? Easy? I think I answered it.
what is the best and the easy English translation I gave it actually Okay, please write the write the suggestions. Okay, how can we increase that we said that let's see there is any other question can you
put the name of the books here? Okay, I'm gonna write it in here
and I think it is written this way and
and it's assumedly
the author of this two authors and so
I think this is how it's right
yeah, so I put it there for you. Let's see.
Yes, go on. Are you speaking again? It's what Yeah, I was just gonna Thank you so much.
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