My best ramadan
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Smilla Salam Alikum
we're not fasting right? Saramonic
Yes, Bismillah it's only the first night of Ramadan. We didn't even start yet. Are you excited? You don't look like it.
How many of you went to taraweeh?
What's happened to the rest? Tired?
You'll miss it. So let's start Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. While our early he was so heavy, or Manuela just too long my alumina myInfo now I'm fine. Habima alum tena Naka, Semyon would you would do our Lamoni how to become an enemy lion for our call Bella Ayesha, when I've seen letter Shaohua do I inline SMA or Bonilla to Zocalo banaba is had a tener or Havilland AMOLED, Ankara inika intello hub, a B Shockley solder us Sully, Emery Wilo lock that Emily Sani of Carl poli, for those of you who are tired, I actually landed at 5pm After 15 and a half hours flight. So I think you have more energy than I do. Right? hamdulillah
Allah subhanaw taala always test us and bless us at the same time. How many of you know r&b In this room?
Not too bad. Okay, so there is a there's a statement I want you all to remember. It's called palaeomagnetic minha or Colombian Hatem Magna.
It's a very unique words in Arabic, every test is a gift. And every gift is a test.
So every test is a gift.
And every gift is a test. Yeah. How do you do with it? How do you respond to it? So if somebody gets sick, that's a test. But if I respond to Allah subhanaw taala with being patient, and accepted, and if you are at that level, you're happy and enjoying that Allah test you that's absolutely a gift. And if Allah subhanaw taala gives you what you want, whatever is in your mind dunya wise, gives you the job, give you the car, give you the wife, the husband, the child, and then you start disobeying Allah because of what he gave you than that, sir.
Just so everything in life is It depends how I receive it, and how I would respond to it. Why did I say this? Because how do you look at Ramallah?
How many of you think Ramadan let's be honest, this is a nice group. A lot of young people. I like that. So how many of you think Ramadan is really a challenge? It's difficult. Come on, let's be honest. And you who's gonna say it's easy, you fast 16 hours, but then come home and then run to taraweeh. And, and then you go home and enough sleep. You didn't by the time you slept, it's time for support, then it's Fajr. And then if I miss vigr, you're really feeling bad.
And then if you're working or are a student, you have to go to work and life doesn't change. I don't know about author, but definitely where I live, nothing change. Nothing. Who cares? Literally if you're fasting. That's how it is in my hospital, I'm the only Muslim. So what? It's my problem, my problem too fast to my problem to find a place I pray, well my problem to find find a place to eat. And if the patient decides to deliver a time of Maghrib, somebody's going to put the date in my mouth as I am delivering her, nothing stops.
That's the test or that's a gift.
It depends on how I look at it.
Because if I look at it, and this is how I want you to think, if I look at it, how lucky I am, that Allah chose me from this 1000 People who work in this hospital, that I am the only one who he chose me. It's not me to be Muslim, let alone to be a practicing Muslim, let alone to be able to fast, let alone to show everybody as I am working in delivering a woman to put a date in my mouth how special I am. Then if I look at it this way than I am, then this is a gift.
If I look at it, and I say Yeah, you didn't have the baby didn't come until Marubeni Why not after three hours and I start huffing and puffing and I was like I think I shouldn't fast I really don't have energy all the complaints and that's a test
so Ramadan and if you look at the title How do you make Ramadan the best
has anyone thought of this?
Really? How do you make it the best
you make your Nia
Do you work hard on your a bada
so you do it to my two times I am just actually saying what she's saying I didn't say yes or no by you have to hit my two times well I don't know why not to three but let's take two okay
life so basically the idea to do more by hip and
so you give charity every day
to your ungrateful to poor everything Allah gives you will that make my Ramadan the best?
Why you're changing your mind everything she said it's very good.
So look at it this way. You're absolutely right. How about somebody is blind? can read the Quran?
How about if someone doesn't have money when there's a lot of people doesn't have money, right? Literally as we say they're from one paycheck to one paycheck. They barely have enough to put food on the table right how about if somebody can go to the masjid?
What about somebody who can fast
so they Ramadan is not going to be the best
Did you get my point?
What is number one that will make your Ramadan the best
everything you said is perfect by the way but I want it to be general and I want you to start thinking deeper what will make my Ramadan the best
Say that again
so Salah five times a day well half of the Muslims Parab I wouldn't say all of them Muslims but at least half of the Muslims specially in Ramadan will pray five times a day what is number one? That will make my Ramadan the best
Say that again?
Clean my mind you're coming close. Let me give you the number one why do we fast
that's the question you have all to remember. Everybody was telling me Of course we facets from Iran
of course I'll fast because Allah told me
of course I fast because how can I not fast and you can put all this
number one that will make this Ramadan and be Eid Nila it will do different than any other Ramadan? Is your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala?
Who are you with Allah?
Regardless of where he puts you, that's why I give you the example of me. Or the example of the person who's built let's say someone who is building a build a builder, a worker, a janitor, and he or she works in the night. No tarawih
doesn't have money to pay. By the time she gets to Soho. She's dead. So I don't know if she can even finish the hokhmah
does that mean she cannot or he cannot have the best throw Milan?
about one hour I will say two things is your relationship with Allah is number one. And number two, what is Ramadan for you?
What does Ramadan mean?
We are gradually. I don't know about here. It's my first time in Qatar in Ramadan, but we are gradually moving the Ramadan to become
I'm going to be very honest with you here. Rituals becoming rituals, you know what's ritual mean?
Of course for Milan, of course I'm gonna fast. I'm gonna be hungry all day. I'm gonna get into what do we have for football? After football? I'm dead tired. I'm going to go and take a nap. Maybe, maybe not. I'm going to go to Tarawa. I go to Toronto, I have no idea what the imam is reading. I finished eighth I just leave and will become robot.
That's one of the main reasons if you see all I wouldn't say all majority of the Muslims, the night of 27 any place in the world and I have been in many places in the world, including McCann, Medina,
the Muslims, you look at their NSA they are they're a weed of Allah. These are the servants of Allah. Everyone is sobbing and crying. Everybody raising their hands to Allah subhanaw taala. Am I right?
And if the hokhmah is on the 29th, the same scenario on the 29 Everybody is running to the masajid as like why, well it's the hutzpah of the Quran. Why is the hokhmah of the Quran? Beautiful.
He finished the email and you finished and you go to the Eat Salah in the morning. What is the change?
What's the change on the day fade?
If I am wrong, correct me.
What is this?
I go to aid with the many intentions. Allah knows. I want to dress the bus. I want to show off. I want to meet people. I'm going to start looking down. I'm going to start backbiting I'm going to start doing this. I probably not go to the aid and I will say you know what, it's a sunnah. And I said, and then I go, and I enjoy aid. And I do the same things I have done before Ramadan.
And this was not the best from Milan, and Milan did nothing to me. You know, what is the best name I personally use for Ramadan? How many of you exercise?
How much you love it?
Right? Or why do I have to go to the gym? You have to go to the gym. But you go anybody have run marathon or trained for something really hard? You train. I talked recently to somebody a woman who ran the marathon for breast cancer 23 Miles she ran and I said how much you trained for it says six months.
Ramadan is a training camp.
Allah doesn't want me to be hungry.
Allah doesn't want me to be thirsty, while others don't want me to be tired standing up and my legs hurt. You know, when the Imam starts leaving long and I was like when is he gonna say Allahu Akbar? That's not what Allah wants from me.
He wants to see me and you all said it. Lala calm
what? That taco what is the tone? That's why we are fasting
Yes, it's an obligation. But the main reason he committal cm, the wisdom behind fasting is so I will be more Allah conscious. This is for me the best way of translating taco. It's not a lavalier mics at home.
So here I am. 30 days 30 days whatever goal I put.
And then at the aid, where is the Toccoa?
What happened to it?
You come to a need for Aisha the masjid is empty.
Empty. Men are not men and woman. What's happened to the people?
Literally, I look and I said yesterday, you couldn't find a place to park
than I am a person who didn't put a goal for Ramadan. And I didn't change because that's every year.
Yeah, you have livina Armando katiba de como Surya Come on katiba Levine Amin publico why? The helicopter taco and then what did he say? You could the verses in the Quran, a yam and MA do dat?
A few days, just 30 days. Today is the first night. Remember this. I'm not going to be with you. And you're going to
say subhanallah. Tomorrow is eight. Wow, this was very quick.
What to happen to me?
What is the one thing this is the first goal everybody has to do.
You're going to put a goal that you will take it with you, after Ramadan.
If you finish to hotma and Ramadan, and the whole year, you did zero Quran, what is the point?
He gets me.
This is how you make your Ramadan the best that I am going to change in my relationship with him. Don't worry about people know, if you change will Allah he will change with people, your mind will be more focused on Him, you will be much nicer to people, not because people are nice, because he's seeing me.
And I'm going to be in front of him. And he's going to ask me,
this is how you make your Ramadan, the best.
Change your relationship with Allah.
When you are fasting and you're hungry, and you are thirsty, and you're tired, because one thing keeps you going.
It's a very famous Hadith. You've heard it, I'm sure many times and you keep hearing it and Ramadan, what is that hadith that keeps you going?
A Samadhi. One Zubair
fasting is for me, and who is saying
what was saying to me,
I want to hear it.
It say it out loud.
You are fasting for Allah. You're not fasting because you're an author, or because of course, it's Ramadan, everybody else has fasting,
then you will not change.
And when you travel, when you go out when you things change.
And when I'm so tired, that's half an hour, you're you have it very easy here.
The Mughal appear at six o'clock I left yesterday model was 710. And by the end of from along gets 810 That always starts at 930. We finish at 11 or 1130. I have to be in the hospital at seven. They don't care, it's Ramadan.
But when I keep going through this difficulty, and I keep saying to myself, and I look at him, and I say you know how tired I am. You know, how difficult is this? As a summary, when age is up,
and I want to do it for you.
Not because you are gonna reward me and you? You will.
And this is one of the few things where Allah did not tell me how much
will Hessonite be Astrati I'm 30 We know that every good deed TimesTen except song and support, because they are both together and being patient. So when you are from tomorrow, this morning, when you're going to do your soul, going to keep telling yourself a summary or an Adze be
I am fasting for you.
And I want the reward from you. I don't care what people say, I care less if people know I am fasting or not.
This whole is going to make a different. This one's going to give you the energy, the focus, everything else becomes less important.
Very less simple when I came in, and may Allah reward Meriam I was not happy with her. And she noticed it right away. And I said where is the plan for tarawih in my schedule? She said Lectora it's very tight. I said I don't care.
Even if it was total cart.
Didn't you put it at 930 Why at 930 So we have enough time to go for tarawih when you put Allah number one and when you put his symbols number one tarawih has his symbols. Masjid is his symbol. Quran is his symbol, not because every because everyone reads Quran, it's his book. It's his words. It's his symbol. I'm doing it for him. I'm reading for him. And I want the reward from him. Your Ramadan will be different and will be the best. You don't care what food they put in front of you. Doesn't matter. I did it. I fasted for him. You made me do it. You made me live. This is the first thing in my first Soroka as I did it, and I said you gave me the life till the first night. How many
of us were praying this llama Boliviana Ramadan
Allama Boliviana didn't we all did it? Allah make me lift to Ramadan? Yo, Allah make me lift to Ramadan. You all did it hamdulillah What did you feel?
What did you say to him?
Who made you live?
Why do you take it for granted? How many people die today as we speak?
Allah knows how many Janaza they prayed.
Change your relationship with Allah.
I think this is the most important thing, the Muslim ummah need to change. You know, we all talk about where are we? We need to improve what's happened to us. Muslims are all this number one that needs to change. And that's what he did. Ali salatu salam. What did he do in Makkah?
What did the Roswaal he saw to some did do in Makkah, what did he do?
You really need to think, well, you know, we all need the Sierra. We all learn the Sierra, but we don't learn the essence of the Sierra. What did he do to the people of Quraysh?
What did he say? There was no Salah by the way. There was no fasting. Ramadan was in Medina when it became obligation. Do you know that hajj was at the end? We all fight to go to Hajj hedgerows at the end
Zakah came later. Even Salah came later. What did he do in the beginning?
Till Salah became obligation. What did he do?
I want to hear it.
Change the relationship of the human being with Allah.
What did he say are medulla Mala community Lahaina hero, worship Allah you have no other God. Every Prophet added, and he himself but also had a salatu salam specifically what changed Sade now Omar.
Right? He killed his daughter. He buried his daughter. What changed him his relationship with Allah. So number one, this Ramadan. Today's the first night Alhamdulillah. Allah brought me and made me speak this. This was not what I planned. But what I looked at you I changed it completely. That's why I'm not looking at my phone.
Honestly, change your relationship with Allah. Go to Tarawa for him, give your place in Tarawa for someone else for him.
Listen to the Quran. Because it's his words, not because the Quran reads very well. And when the macula doesn't read very well, I leave.
Be nice because that's what he loves. Not because people are looking at me.
So number one goal,
to change Ramadan to make it the best, you need to change the goal.
Most of us get to Ramallah and leave we have no goal.
Maybe this may be
the goal number one, I me, myself, in my relationship with Allah, I'm going to be different, too.
We all want to some of us say Allah knows how truthful we are all of us, myself. Number one, you want to be the true servant of Allah, Abdullah.
Or you? How many of us say an ABD an AMA to Allah or an Abdullah? I am the servant of Allah, he or she who can raise their hand confidently, in front of Allah. When I'm going to be standing and you'll be standing. I come to them and it says enter an AMA to krB I lived as your servant to Allah.
Show me hands
everybody's very scared. You don't see it. I see you just one person there. Everybody else's like, Whoa, that's a big statement. Is it?
Ma Yeah. Abdullah, what is m. Atala? That's what cin teaches me.
What fasting teaches me?
Can I ask you a question and answer me? Why do you not to eat I looked at and I think you'll figure is 4:29am I Right? Right.
So why can't you put a sip of water at 430 is one minute. What is the big deal?
Why I want to hear it.
Why Why not for 30? Because he said so.
Right? And why don't you put the date in your mouth? At five. I don't know what time is Mahaveer
Four, zero. So why don't you put your date at four
539 We all are sitting having the date have the Gaza, you probably have the soup and keep looking at the watch. And then someone tells you time time and you say no, no, no, no, no one more minute why?
Thus what he's teaching you in me
submit to His will.
He said so
that's what Ramadan teaches you and me. If I am going to get to Ramadan with the goal, after 30 days, whatever Allah say, I am going to do then this was the best form of ah, exactly the same way when I am the date. I am eating it at
five 540 and not 539 Because he said so, especially if I'm alone and nobody is seeing me and I'm thirsty and I'm dead.
Then you can after 30 days, whatever he tells you when he tells you don't look at that haram. When he tells you don't download that thing. When he tells you dress properly. When he tells you read my words, then you are trained 30 days you did it.
If you do this, then your Ramadan is the best.
We don't look at it this way. That's what needs change. I'm going to repeat the same word because that's what I kept saying my soul 15 hours in the plane.
You need to look at Ramadan differently. Why it is called the Ramadan. Does anyone know?
why it's called Ramallah Murano. They called they told us Ramadan it's in the Quran Ramadan, right.
That's the meaning but why it is called Ramadan.
say that's the month.
The Arab the Arabs called the my wife called Chava
why it's called the hedgehog.
They called it even before Islam. They called it Ramadan cut that month when they were naming the months. Ramadan came before it became the month of fasting in the summer.
And the name of it should that will hurt.
The name of it is severe or very extreme heat.
Keep this in mind. Keep this in mind. This will teach you why I'm fasting. What do I want to get? One? What is soul mean?
As a word.
What does it mean?
I can't hear you
don't google you'll find it.
is preventing yourself from something getting very close. It's actually to withhold
Don't you know the famous verse in the Quran in order to the Rahmani Salma Falun O'Kelly, Maluma INSIA Seder Maria, when she was pregnant, and she's going to go after she delivered and she's gonna go to her people carrying a baby, what a disaster. So say it nicer, it's in the Quran told her right? Don't speak. And the word used in the Quran is sound.
Fasting is to withhold.
So remember these two
Ramadan Ramadan from Ramadan should the total heart and soul is to withhold you know what they call it, the Arab sama tree.
The wind is fasting. What does that mean? The wind is hungry.
The wind when the wind is blowing, and suddenly the wind stops, they say sama Toria
the wind stopped sama till hail, they call it the horses fasting How is that when they are running, running, running run and suddenly they stop? They said sama till Haley
or you with me.
Now what does that mean to me?
As I have Duff Allah, Emma of Allah always connect this together. He told me he used the word soul. I didn't write and he used the word Ramadan Allah shahada Ramadan Allah the NZDF eel Quran Yeah, you already know I'm gonna quotevalet como Siyam Allah use the word fasting, Allah He used the word Ramadan, I gave you the meanings. What does he want from me? Two things. Number one, and let's talk Sam, Withhold not food and drink only, which everybody does. It's really Lyle Hammond. What does he want from me? Number two, there's a hadith about that.
And that's how you know
Your fasting is working
Hold your tongue
because there's a hadith of Rasul Allah salatu salam malema, Dr. Cole azul will Amelie be Fela, hydrilla Jaime adatta Alma who was shot Abu,
if the person who was fasting did not stay away from longing,
from backbiting, from accusing others, Allah does not need their hunger and their thirst. That doesn't mean don't fast. But the essence of fasting he didn't get it.
You need to remember this. In every act of worship, there is a minimum requirement. And there is more. And there is more and there is more. Look at the tarawih and Maccha I don't know if you just looked at it millions it's jumped back the harm jumped back I just looked at it. Everybody's standing everybody prayed model
is everybody will get the same reward
yes or no?
No, for sure. But everybody in front of Allah the he will say you prayed.
You're not going to be taken accountable. You didn't pray. Of course I'm sure everybody fulfilled the requirements. So in Ramadan, when I not eat or drink and stay away from intimate relationship in that time, then we all fasted. So when I'm in front of Allah again remember your focus is on Allah. When I am in front of Allah said the RBI fasted Ramadan, he said you did. Now let's come to the reward.
How much I'm gonna get and how much you will get. I look at you. And I see Allah subhanaw taala gave you John Natalie for dose while she fasted, and I fasted. What is the difference? Did you get it? Did you get it? Quality and quantity?
Some done, we all fasted. He's not going to tell me didn't fast that you didn't feel free the obligation I did. But I want to be generically for DOS. How many of you want to house on the beach? Since you are an author?
I mean, the view from the hotel, I send it to my sister, she said, Are you in the Bahamas? I was like, No, I'm in Qatar.
So we all wants the best. And there's nothing wrong with it. As long as it's halal, why not? Why not? Buy the best car? The best job? The best dress? Really? As long as Hello? Why not enough Euro?
Why not in general for DOS? Why not? That was Swati. Salatu Salam is my neighbor. Why not say no. Omar is my other neighbor.
And Allah subhanaw taala comes in, I see him
to get there. That's the difference. So everybody is fasting, but mine is different. And how is that you claim what you claim? It's everything is written. He's gonna come and see tomorrow's fasting all of us.
Check. They fulfill the requirement. They didn't eat. They didn't drink. They stayed away from the intimate relationship check. That's the minimum.
We just passed. What is going to make it
a plus? Or VVIP? What is gonna make it? Is there something called VVIP? Fasting?
Yes or no?
Hamdulillah. Perfect. And how's that?
So the mammal has already put it up beautifully. Some of you may have heard this, but I'm going to explain it and then we're going to just see practical. He said there is so much room. There's the fasting of the ordinary people, everyone, which we all do. Don't eat don't drink and no relationship in a certain time. Done. That's everybody. Check. Then the next one. Soon we'll hustles
the VIP the special
What do you have to do to be a VIP?
Not with Allah in dunya
in this life have to be special. You have done something or do you have certain things not everybody has? Right? So how can I be a VIP with hola
My name my family, the way I look how much money I have the bank account. Whatever I do, please forgive me. way nothing in the sight of Allah.
You all know that? What's going to make my fasting a VIP. And I didn't come here to the VVIP there is one
By the way, but let's get the VIP first.
The hadith I just shared with you
will move you to a VIP.
When I'm so upset, and there's so many things that gets us upset, right? And I'm not gonna say a single word. I'm not gonna respond and nothing. And I'm gonna say I'm fasting.
I held my tongue
then I am moving to the VIP.
If I do this the whole 30 days, for sure. I got the tag of the VIP.
So Molly Jo, Ara, they call it when my limbs fast.
And the biggest one that needs to fast is
tank. Second one in Ramadan. So painful, but it's reality.
What do we do after taraweeh? When we get home, especially on a Friday, tomorrow is off. What do we do?
Most of the people not here in general.
What do they do? Sit on that couch. Eating or drinking? Hello. Nothing wrong with that. But doing what?
Come on. Don't you do this on Katara? I'm sure you do. Watch TV.
And what's on that screen?
You want to be VIP. This has to completely close from anything that is
Psalm will, as they call it, my eyes are fasting.
My ears are fasting. My hand what I'm texting? What I'm posting? What am I sharing?
Fasting, where I am going? My legs have to fast,
simple way to tell you what you are doing is right or wrong. Pleasing. Don't say right or wrong. May Allah forgive me, pleasing to Him not pleasing to Him. Let's use this word. So we're focused on Him.
I asked myself when I'm about to text.
This is very common these days. Is that pleasing to Allah?
If the answer is yes, do it.
If you don't know the answer, or you know the answer,
don't do it. Otherwise, the VIP card is going to be removed or it's not going to be delivered. When you're sitting on that couch, watching. Ask yourself this. He is seeing you is seeing me.
Is that something he is pleased with?
If the answer is no, close your eyes or move. Otherwise the card will not be delivered.
That's why Roswaal risotto Sam is a beautiful Hadith. I know how many of you have heard this. How many of you have parents are older and still alive?
older parents show me hands because that's included in this hottie crude in this hurry.
So they saw him on a saw to sit down getting up on the member. And he's saying I mean, I mean, I mean
and they said the auto so Allah, we have not heard you do this. What is it? What does this mean for
and he said Gibreel came to me and said the following are Rahima and for Rahima. And for Rahima. And for May he or she be humiliated, humiliated, humiliated three times. And Rocky Mountain for in the Arabic language is when your nose somebody takes your head and put your nose on the dust. That's the figure of speech humiliated. For what he said three things.
These are three things if you do or you don't do, then he will be humiliated and say Roswaal use AutoSum said I mean Ouch.
Min Andraka Ababa, Angel Kiba Well, me, Toby him and Jana
when he or she lives and with her parents or lives to see her parents or his parents, older age, older ages specifically and he or she did not get to Jana, because of serving them because serving your parents when they are older is very difficult.
You're busy you have so many things and especially if they get sick Alder Ulzheimer, you name it. So he said that person who Allah bless
Tim, remember when I first started saying every test is a gift, whatever the gift can be a test. This is one of the gifts that people look at and says, I can't tell you how hard is to take care of my mother. I have to say the word five times before she understand I have to take care of her with all the other details. So he said this one second.
Hello my name Rasul Allah saw to send the code though care to end with me Salviati when my name was mentioned in front of him, and he was not he or she did not say Allah His Salah to a setter.
So what is this has to do with Ramadan? Now? The third one
woman edit aka Ramadan? Well, I'm your offer. Woman Andraka what is the meaning of Agra Kawahara Gianni lived and lived throughout the whole Ramadan and his sins were not forgiven.
That's what you make Ramadan different. One of the goals. My sins will be forgiven. I'm going to say this to myself.
And how was that? Number one don't refill.
Don't refill sins in Ramadan. And every sin you have, you're going to do the good deeds that is removed. That gets you to the VIP.
The VIP has to be somewhat short he their good deeds is way higher than their sins. So what is the point? I see this all the time, please forgive me. But I see it whenever I traveled in some of the holiest cities. They fasted all the all day after Tarawa. People are smoking. People are smoking shisha publicly. And this is haram. What is the point?
How can I say this to my patients who smokes, I said you you did it for 16 hours.
What happened afterward?
Every bad deed. And this is a plan. Practical. You go home tonight. Write it down. Don't show it to anybody. Allah knows. What is your sins? What is your biggest problem? Everybody is different. Could be the tongue. Some people have no problem with a tongue. Could be the eye. The eyes could be the ears. Could be the mouth. Could be the food. Could be the private part. Allah knows. Write it down.
Analyze it. Ask him to help you. Beg him as what I was just talking to Meriam before I came in, beg Allah. Have you ever begged him?
Show me hands if you've ever begged Allah subhanaw taala
have you ever begged him to get to Jana?
Have you ever begged him to make your grave? A piece of Jannah Have you ever begged him? That's you he will not deprive you from seeing him.
That's what we need to beg Allah subhanaw taala duniya begging It's okay. But let's put our hero first Ramadan. Best Ramadan, change the focus. Change your relationship with Allah change the way you do things. Analyze your sins. Remove it.
And don't refill
the the fasting of the special of the special Are you ready? There is no way you're gonna get to V VIP. Without getting to VIP. It doesn't you can jump
what is that?
What should I do? To become the VVIP I'll fly on a private jet to Allah
Have you ever flown on a private jet
Have you ever been in a place Have you been to robot alone?
If Allah gives it to you ask him one thing like you get me to roll by alone get me to John nylon open it and let me go
have to be special so what is that special
soul Housel house they call it what should I do?
The thought even you don't know I don't blame you. Because we don't learn these things Subhanallah we all learn about what is Yanni how many times you have heard this question I refuse to answer it now. Is the eyedrops break my fast how many times you've heard this right? Is the inhaler breaks my fast
injection, right? Everybody Ramallah yet I want someone to ask this question.
What will make my fasting special
What will make me in front of Allah? And he say, look at her. Look at him. Everybody else is looking. What did he do? So what is the special fasting? Special of this special? Anyone?
Yes, I think somebody raised their hand. Yeah, go ahead.
Bringing people close to Allah. I would love to say yes, but the answer is no. It has nothing to do with people.
Nothing to do with people. Yes.
Fasting of the heart.
And what is that?
Have you ever thought the heart will fast? What an eye is too fast? You're a big
fasting of the heart. They say what you mentioned in the beginning, when the heart
I begged Allah to give it to me, I really beg Allah because I don't think I can ever do it to myself, that your heart will have nothing in it in the month of Ramadan, except him.
Except Allah, your feedings, your sheer your love, your attachment. What you want to do is all around him. How our soul house
then your Ramadan is special.
Did you get the point you probably didn't expect me to speak this way. But this is what it is. To be special. To get the trophy to be recognized. To get the medal to raise your you just finished your World Cup to be the Argentina that will carry the hold up how how happy. The Argentinians were, you probably cannot even think of it. Imagine you are raising that trophy in front of Allah. Because you
not only 116 or 32 teams, you beat them, but you beat yourself and you were able to get your heart under your control
and only speak what pleases Allah, the hearts before the tongue and think what pleases Allah and do what pleases Allah. And nobody else asked for I said nothing to do with people. Our problem is people, nothing to do with people. If you have you know what I bug Allah's pantalla one day, I was like, just give me one day like that one day, though, have Anybody here done that decaf before a real Attica? I'm not talking about sleepover in the masjid.
You know that decaf sleepover in the masjid? I'm going with my phone with my food with my cup of coffee and all my friends next to me the Imam finish and then I start talking you know, and I was doing get ticker that's not that ticker the sleepover in the masjid. The hamdulillah tasty Baba in the masjid.
What is that decaf? It's actually related to song. That's why some scholars will teach you there is no decaf without fasting.
You know that? There's some thoughts it's they say there's no teacup without fasting. It's only in Ramadan. What is that decaf? It's the same concept. You disengage from everything. That's why how did he make it Cafe salatu salam in a corner in the masjid in the masjid and he Ali Hassan atossa. And they put a small tent for him and he entered the tent and stayed in it. Did he had his phone or social media or forced alarm in the masjid NRT cough? We're taking selfie.
If you can the reason I brought this up,
because this is how you will teach your heart to do the fasting of the special special of the special. When you don't talk. You don't see any of this. The only thing you do and that's actually the essence of Attica is you pray and you read Quran some scholars tells you even there is no teachings at all, no lectures, it's absolutely cutting off completely from people for 10 days. If you have done that you will see after five days it takes you five sometimes them sometimes more to completely the junk in their heart, the junk of the thoughts are out.
So make your Ramadan special by number one. Have the intention. I want it to be special leader Jambi. I want this to be different. Doesn't matter who's around me doesn't matter what they do to me what they're going to do all the temptations it's going to be special one, too.
to your focus on your relationship with Allah, do it for him only, not for anybody else. Don't go for a spa, not because you don't like them. That's not for Allah. On the contrary, you should go because you don't like them. That's hard. Don't you
go to the masjid because it's his house, not because everybody else is going or it's Ramadan. Do the hotma two or three or four? Not because it's Ramadan. hokhmah. Because says words.
It's his words. I'm going to spend my hours with him with him. Keep reminding yourself of this. You will feel for sure we all will. Don't worry. Get up.
Ask him in your salute. I failed your lot today. I didn't do what you want me to do.
But you can help me and he will. Keep going. Keep going and see what Allah subhanaw taala will give you. Allah mobile Ligna Ramadan Hamdulillah he did. Your Allah beloved Annie Hyatt Ramadan, your BME? Allama, Boliviana. Little Khadir. And night off and other and it is not the 27th or the 29.
I have no idea.
And it could be the 27th here, but it's the 26th somewhere else.
That's why it's the last 10 Nights. Don't you miss the last 10 nights you see the Masjid? The 23rd is full 24th is empty. How do you do? And I always say this to myself? Did Allah send you a message saying that today is the day it's an audit. Don't be a hunter. Have a good deed in Ramadan.
Hunter puts your camera on every angle. That's a good deed. Let me run. This person needs water I'm running. This person needs to pray in on a chair. I'm going to go and get her a chair. My mom is tired. I'm going to cook today. I'm going to make the table. I'm going to wash the dishes. I am going to forgive somebody. I really don't like her but Allah brought her in my face. I am going to forgive her
because that's pleases Him. And I want the VVIP Did you get my point?
That's how these things small things. Small things are obasa in sight and Lisa woman saw me it will draw a lot but we're a BA in lace and a woman to me Elissa tab that could be a person who's fasting have nothing got nothing but thirst and hunger and person who's standing in sada at night has nothing out of it except tiredness and lack of sleep. We don't want that.
May Allah subhanaw taala make it easy for everybody. May Allah subhanaw taala teach us and help us to practice what we are learning design from Allahu Allah subhana Colombo behind the eye shadow Allah Ya Allah and ista Hirokawa to booty sal Allahu Allah. So you know Muhammad, while early he was high, we test him and cathedra I think I passed the time and no one stopped me.
I think so. Wow. Is it 1030 Now, you know, Allah hamdulillah already? Does Aki La Jolla. Yes. Time. Do we have time for questions?
Yes. Or do you still have energy for question answered?
Yes. Okay. hamdulillah Bismillah? Yes.
Dr. No, that's absolutely fine. I am jet lagged. I'm not gonna sleep. So I'm fine.
Yes, go ahead. Do we have the mic? I didn't want to have questions. So please feel free to raise your hand and our colleagues here will help you with it.
Hello, Salam Alikum. What is Hello mean? I've no idea. This is what I tell. This is what I tell everyone in the states Muslims, of course. It's like what is Hello?
Yeah, what's your mid call Rahmatullah? Briquette I would say Can I ask you about any speaking out LBNL translate it's okay for the Quran after the Quran. Okay, so what is the virtue of memorizing the Quran? Subhanallah we just said it. Just before we came in virtues of memorizing the Quran. So many virtues Alma hero Bill Quran Maha Sephora to Karen, the person who knows Quran very well. And this is a specifically for the profile. Their status is with a sufferer Al Quran, the Honorable angels, you want to be with them?
You're not be me. I didn't finish this is one way or the other one is that you will put a crown on the head of your parents. And the parents will ask on Day of Judgment, be my OB, Allah will. Allah will we make them wear crown
They say your OB Bhima why what what did we do? And he said, we have the what are the candle Quran? Because your child he or she doesn't matter. And actually, this is one of the reasons the main reason that I wanted to memorize the Quran because whatever you do, you can pay back your parents and you you learn things after they passed away. What are you going to do for them? So this is absolutely and when Ramadan is the best time to start, personally, the sorrows that is the easiest for me now although it's not that easy for for in general, it's because I memorize them in Ramadan. So start to work it out Allah and Allah will make it easy Bismillah
sir Malik Wiley consider Allah
shukran Besana Andy side net Agnes. For those people like nurses who care for the like, female nurses care for the men patient in Ramadan. So like, so what kind of a nurse you are? What kind of what kind of a nurse?
Like General? General? General nurse? Yeah, yeah. Example like we in female nurse, take care of them. male patient Ramadan, for example, you know, like, like the assessment that nurses has to do that is a touching as well. So why why in Ramadan? Only the issue in general in general. Exactly. So what is the outcome? This is a fact. I was hoping questions be about Ramadan, but that's okay. I'll do that. Yanni. Can a woman be a nurse or a physician and see patients male patients, so you have to divide it seeing male patients is allowed, preferably not. Right. But there is certain areas where it's preferred, it's actually absolutely not when there is an exposure of the private part. So for
example, if the woman wants to be a urologist, that female, that's really tough or and that's why I asked what kind of a nurse because if you are a nurse and ICU, and the intensive care unit, so if you can be a nurse in labor and delivery, that's the best. That's the best actually because now you are taking care of Muslim patients. Now you are doing a job that you will be rewarded for.
Like OBGYN It's affordable Keifa it's a collective duty on the Muslim community to have a female obstetrician gynecologist, a female nurse. So preferably not, but if you have to borrow Euro there is no other job. There is nobody else to bring money to the house. I have children I have to raise I mean, a doll right to be heard Mathura when the the necessity makes prohibition allowed.
May Allah make it easy?
Yes, I think there's a question here. Yes. So only the left side as Hubballi I mean, they don't need any question. Mashallah, okay.
Regarding the opening of a Salam aleikum. Regarding the opening of the files in Quran it is mentioned the word levels and we break the files at Maghrib. So is it the right time or we need to wait few minutes after McGraw what is a nail? So this is a good question. So we break the fast at Mahara sunset. But Allah in the Quran says what Kulu wash Robu attire Toby Tama Tim was Sciamma Isla lane and then continue the fast till a lane what is Lane night? When does it start?
So basically at sunset, they say Twilight and then nightclub, so sunset. So when the beginning of it is sunset, and Lael the way we think Allah mentioned it repeatedly in the Quran is in the middle of the night when it gets very dark, but the beginning of the lane and this is the Sunnah a lot of the time, what things we were we learn is from the practice of Rasul Allah He saw to us when did he break his fast at morobe? When did he stop eating?
And before Fajr why? Because he used to tell Bilal, there is a Hadith about that is when he will ask me to go and call for Fudger When did he stop eating before that? So they said about 50 ayat, they didn't have time at that time. They they measure it by the how long it takes to read he said 50 verses of the Quran between what the last time he ate and he asked Vidal to go and call for the ADA. So a Lael is one does it start at smuggle?
There's no question about spiritual and heart is all that is okay. As Hubballi I mean Bismillah Yes, yeah.
Can we pass it you start maybe I can hear you
while he comes
the first thing of the senses
is it too fast in terms of in terms of abstain from food from water from sleep, it's not a big issue, but the big
issue is the thoughts I've seen from thoughts because we're human, any like back in between yourself and you see something and someone really upsets your work and it's like, really trying hard not to think bad thoughts. So in terms of what's the best advice? I mean, normally I say okay, shaytan is trying to
change, don't blame it on shape. There's no shaitan Ramadan for shaitan is right there. But in terms of in my, the way, I convinced myself like, Okay, now I'm really trying hard God, I'm really trying hard to keep these thoughts and I'm trying to fast look away trying to abstain from baffles, bad words, or retaliated by answering that person by Okay, so, so listen, you're British. I love the accent. I know it's from water. That's how you say it. If you're in America, they will tell you water, they everything is longer. So what do you do when you are in Salah? And your thoughts are everywhere.
We all struggled with that. So what I gave you today, don't you think you're going to leave tonight and you will stop swimming. I'll VVIP it's not going to work this way. Otherwise, you know what? The famous hadith is? I'm sure all of you know the concept. When one of the Sahaba I don't remember his name came to Sadan Abu Bakr and he said, Yeah, Baba when we are with the raw Swati salatu salam and he is teaching us we are thinking of the Janna and the day of judgment and everything. Then we go home, and then we start to eat and drink and we are with our wives and say now because I have that same problem. Let's go to Ross, Swati. Salatu Salam, and they said Yara, so Allah, this is how we
are, when we are with you. We are in a wait when we leave, we are different. And he said if you are outside, the same way you are with me, let's offer HUD commonly melodica The angels will shake your hands. Meaning I have a goal. I'm not there yet. But I need to look at the goal and struggle to be there. Because my struggle, I'll be rewarded for it. Well, Adina Jaha do Hina and at the end the home sabudana when Allah Allah Maha Icynene, Allah said this, the last verse of Surah to Lanka boot, those who struggle for us for our sake, we can guide them our way. And Allah is with those who act with excellence. So here I am. Someone at work says something really bothered me. I'm not going to
be Angel. It doesn't affect me. This doesn't work. I'm going to be annoyed. But I'm going to keep saying I'm fasting alone when he saw him what he taught us when he saw Autocentre Fang Shah tema, who Oh, in sub Bao Shama, when someone curse you, what should you say, on fasting, and you keep the struggle? If you keep the struggle constantly, becomes very easy. How many of you are at work when you were in England, and you are fasting? And people look at you and says, fasting?
Nothing? Not a sip of water? How about a cup of coffee? I will die. Dr. Yunus. I can't tell you how many times I tell you how many times I've heard this. And I say, I've been doing it since 10 years of age, and I'm still alive.
It's a practice. So you're going to have have the thoughts. First time it's going to be hard. Second time will be easier than easier. And then you start brushing it, brushing it, you know, the famous statement, we say in the state, been there, done that. That's how it is. But don't think right away. Because that's how really shaitan outside Ramadan comes to you. And he say you can do it. But yes, you can. Just keep practicing practicing. But you will not get to the fasting of the thoughts before fasting of the senses. Because the more my senses fast, the less thoughts in my brain. And may Allah make it easy. This quote behind you?
Firstly, assalamu Alikum while they consider a doctor, it's an absolute honor to hear you speak to them.
I have a question regarding that myself that I have just started praying. I would say I have just started getting closer to Islam hum did Allah and I want to really make this the best Ramadan possible? Yes. What would be your advice for someone like me, someone in my situation? What an honest person is this? You everyone in this room you need to make dua for her. How many of us have the courage to stand up in public and say I just start praying.
You know the fact you are asking the question, you know what that tells me? Allah wants all goodness for you. I mean it because this is how you need to know how Allah subhanaw taala operates. He wants to see it. He wants to see you want to change. He can change you right
Boy, but he wants to see you. You know the famous Hadith when Allah subhanaw taala when you if What if my servant comes walking, Allah comes running what does that mean? That what it means? What do you need to do is number one is Be grateful that he made you start praying, laying Shakur to law lazy then you're grateful I'll give you more. So that's number one. Number one I am going to be grateful
not be and I said talk to Allah this way you will made me realize that Salah is so important. Keep keep me going one. Now you made me fast in sha Allah, He will be fasting tomorrow. Keep talking to him number one, number two, back to the first thing she said, keep doing a lot of good deeds it by see al Hassan Tom Hawa, every bad deed. I do a thought a say a word and act. I'm going to follow it right away with a good deed. I looked bad at someone you know I look down at someone immediately I make dua for her or for him.
This way, your right side actually me your your scale is getting heavier and heavier. The heavier the scale, every good deed generate another good deed and every sin generate another sin. You need to know that every sin generate another sin and every good deed generate a good one.
Three goals I will say for you. Keep the salah add to it.
Tell Allah subhanaw taala I'm going to do every sunnah Maka, everyone that Roswaal is Otto salaam did the whole 30 days, you will do for 30 days you will take it with you. The more you do extras, the obligations are protected. Number one, make sure you read the Quran you don't understand doesn't matter read what he just read, read and listen is baraka and ask him to keep you understand and the fasting, do your best to improve. I'm not going to tell you VVIP I'm going to say you know what? Let's get close to VIP. Maybe one day and two and he will never let you down. Never let you down. And if you feel and we all do, don't give up turn to him and says You get me out of this. You
brought me and I want you to get me out and see what he does for you. Subhan May Allah keep you strong Euro BME thank you so much. Thanks. Absolutely yes, I think there is one here lower Yes, the brother with the suit.
You need to tell me when I stop
money logical come in to tell me when to stop. Yes lady come sit down. But my question is about the fine line between react and good deeds, the the fine line between ostentation rehab and a good deed. There is no fine line is completely two different things. Good deed is a good deed. But there is a good deed I do to be seen that Surya thus ostentation, so I come in here and I am here to speaking because everybody is looking at me that's ostentation should cut us off. That's a small act of sugar association with Allah and I'll get zero out of it.
Every time you want to do a good deed do it.
If your immediate intention before you do it to please people don't do it. But if you did it for Allah and as you are doing, people noticed you happens all the time when you go to the masjid you know or you're reading Quran alone and suddenly somebody hears us or mashallah, you what a beautiful voice keep going. If it gets into you, ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to move it away. If it becomes a habit, stop doing it in public, who will Rhea is Magnus. ostentation is with public, do it privately and don't do it outside and he one or the things that are soulless or to seek refuge is from an hour of Maha for Alikum. It should call coffee. He said what really I'm worried about about you is the
minor shake. And they said what is that? He said the Ria, ostentation we all love to be praised. And this is a time where React is so difficult to fight. Why?
Social media, how many likes how many followers how many retweets and it is very hard to fight. But keep reminding yourself that Allah subhanaw taala gave you that number and he can take it out in a second Subhan
Yes, and I'll come back to yes
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so the real estate for the real test
To be aware there is not a realtor stefarr And there's a Fakest for ANA real estate I'm just kidding
How do you feel it? You feel it
so how do I know my stefarr is real?
Right How do I know my is too far is real? Number one, what's your feeling? What are you asking Allah to have a stick far from?
If you feel bad about what you did, you're stuck far is
If you are in big trouble
and you are asking Allah is way different than when you are not. So as long as you know Allah is Seeing you. You know Allah is Hearing you you feel bad about what you are doing your stick far as genuine. Who was the stick the genuine stick far by excellence? Who was it?
Come on. It's in the Quran.
I can't hear you.
I can't hear you
I can't hear you
he said it.
Said no Jonas. That's the SFR par excellence because he was in the middle of three darknesses nd Have you seen a whale before? You better see one. So in the end the whale huge in the belly of the whale inside the bottom of the ocean in the night how he's gonna get out. But his stuff otter was genuine. La ilaha illa Anta Subhanak in the controlling the volume immediately. Immediately faster job Nana.
So my stepfather if you're crying, I'm gonna give you a practical if you're crying. She will really feel bad about what you did. Your stepfather is genuine.
And it's usually usually when this tip four comes in. You're genuine because normally they stick for doesn't come. What's normally comes La Ilaha illa Allah subhana Kalaam I want to say a stuffer Allah in the Arab world when I'm upset.
That's not genuine. But when I say is tougher Allah. What I don't I can't even say it. And I'm crying. It's genuine. And work on it. You know the best way to to make it genuine. Think of a one sin you have done. Once one look. One movie, one word, one taxed. Think of it. You see what you did or what I did? Then that's too far we'll come with it.
To see you don't need to feel is too severe. Here's what is it. Kelly Mata Have you attorney Annalisa that Habib Attorney Laura man. The lead attorney fee Misa Hadith Roswaal. He saw two centers, few words very light on the tongue. very virtuous with Allah very heavy in the scale. What is it? What is it Subhanallah Hera the or Subhana Robbie Ravi Subhanallah he behind the edge of Hanabi Allah Subhan Allah he will be handed Subhana Robbia lovely, very light, but it's but it's very heavy. Because the fact you glorify Allah, you don't have to think. Why did you glorify you glorify, like when you look at something beautiful, like when I entered my room today, and I looked
at the see Subhan Allah that's how I said Subhan Allah, what does it mean? I glorified him and this is your creation.
I think we are okay, I think we have exceeded the time I think so too. We do apologize. It's okay. We went 20 minutes above that. So I'd like to thank the end the Islam and Muslim YES SIR for hosting this event and just like Allah
Allah told me at the dowels that he would like to thank the audience and thank Dr. Hyper for being here with us today. Thank you. Does that come level when you run