Summer Vacation 02 – How Do I Maximize My Break?

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Said Imani Kumar Smith Allahu wa barakato. Just a second my camera is going to die. Give me a second.

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Salaam Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Please forgive us we had some technical issue but alas pantai the helpless to solve it so smilla hamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was a woman who Allah wa Molina myinfo now one final Bhima alum tena in a casimiro Mooji will do what many how to become an enemy Lyon firewall Villa Sha one FC Latisha What do I use my vanilla to Sapa Luna bad data now have an amulet on karasuma in our hub, or be shortly solder us Li Omri white Lola that's Emily Sani of Cali Santa Monica rockin flat everybody, Hamed in our brand me again hamdulillah gave us another week to live your likes of from all that from us all the all the good

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deeds we did in this week. And your luck Please forgive us for every thing that we didn't do in the way that pleases you or the thing you wanted us to do. We couldn't do your b&e. Last week if you all were with us, we talked about vacation it's summertime. And the beauty about Islam that's everything we live in, like every moment every season that Islam has talked about it so Pamela and this is why we wanted to talk about vacation this is summer time almost all the schools are off starting maybe in a week or two or three weeks. And most of the parents most of the families try to schedule vacation right and during that time taking the children take the family enjoy and we were raising

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the question is this as an Islamic concept is taking time off traveling going somewhere somewhere is an Islamic concept is this is even avail Is this something even a stamp talked about? Is this even a stamp something recommend? And if it does in which way so last week, what we will try to cover or try to share with you is number one is the concept of time because it's a free time that when we take time off Why do we call it time off especially in the United States we call it time off meaning I am off from work so we talked about the value of time and if you all remember the Hadith I shared with you that it was an Imam how in the heck am I let's take advantage of five before five your

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youth before your old age have free time before you get busy your money before he gets poor your health before he gets sick and then your life before he got death before death comes to you. And we talked about the details of the time the value the near the blessings of a loss pantalla what I want to cover today, so we talked about whenever you take time off, know the value of the time, right? And yes, you can take time off, but don't use abuse it or misuse it. I'm going to come to it in more detail today. And basically what should we do so what should we do in a vacation? Number one before I get to this, I'm going to remind you and remind myself about a couple of principles in Islam

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number one, Allah subhanho wa Taala if you go to the Quran, he talked about shoulder to Juma surah to Juma and in Surah. To Juma chapter of Friday right in the last one he lost power Tyler talked about that.

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Yeah, you already know I'm gonna do this on Atomy on will Juma oh you are all believer when the call for the Jew masala has been called leave, run to the obedience of Allah pathologic law with obey Libya and leave buying and selling and markets business then then that's where we need to look at this and apply tighten up all the utter solar when Salah is done for tissue for all the Salafis Javi the karela live go out and remember Allah subhanho wa Taala

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why this verse of Joomla is relevant because Joomla in most of the Islamic actually all the Islamic country, July is a day off. It's a mini vacation.

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In fact today of aid for us Muslims and in it, Allah was telling us that in it, there is

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a priority or there definitely

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He has to be part of that day of his day for a vida also. Now look at this. So Juma is a day off. We are. We don't work again in Islamic countries we don't work. Then in that day of Allah put one of the most valuable,

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honorable act of worship, which is the Salatu. Juma. He also puts in that day, one of the most, by the agreement of the scholars that in the day of Juma there is an hour where the software the dwell, supplication is B is responded, however, it's a day off. So that teaches me something which I am going to cover teaches me that when I take time off, still inside my time off, even when I come home from work, and I just don't want to do anything, inside my time off, I'll still need to remember that I am a servant of Allah subhanaw taala. Remember the definition of a burden of worship we talked about last week, even in my time off, I'm still a servant of Allah span tag. So if I am a

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tour, I'm a servant of Allah Panton. If I am at home, I'm a servant of Allah subhanaw taala if I'm sleeping, I am a servant of Allah. pantalla I'm eating, I'm a servant of Allah. subhanaw taala I'm going for vacation. I am a servant of Allah Subhana Allah. So the first principle we talked about is that in time of vocations, don't forget, we are servants of Allah. Don't forget that in that time off, we are still need to worship Allah. But that doesn't mean I am going to be worshipping Allah from morning to evening, and I'm not going to do anything. One to another principle I want to share with you that the fact or the principle of vacation, or leisure time or time off is actually an

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Islamic principle.

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Yes, it is. Time Off taking

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a vacation is actually is an Islamic principle. How is that? This is very interesting Hari, Allah as I was reading it, I was like Subhan Allah.

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And this is a Sahabi called humble, humble of Nairobi, humble of Nairobi. He's one of the scribes of Rasul Allah a site to a sinner used to ride the Hadeeth and that's man and I'm gonna just translate the Hadith for you and he said, I was walking and I met Satan Abu Bakr, I met Abu Bakr so therefore the Allahu Allah and he was asking me, how are you humbler? You know, very common question. We all talk. How are you doing? Okay, fine to humbler call to I said

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naffaa. humble, humble became a hypocrite. Oh, and say that boubakeur and says, What are you saying? Why you are a hypocrite? hypocrite is a huge word. So he said, humble, he said, we spend time with Rasul Allah, He salatu salam, and he talked to us about an janessa paradise, and the Hellfire and then when we are with him, and in his company, we see what he's telling us as if we are there. We think of Jana the paradise we think of the whole fire, and then we are so focused focused on it. And, and our concern is to do what he wants us to do. However, once we go home, we're going to have spend time and enjoy our spouse, our children and our time.

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So I am a hypocrite. That's how he was thinking. So you know, abubaker heard this and he said, You know what, I am the same. I am the same when I am with our Swati salatu salam. And he reminds us of Jana and ophira, Jenna paradise and the hereafter, we are all focused on this and that's what we want to do. And then when we leave, and we go home, we start enjoying our children. And we start enjoying our time and business. And I think I am apricots say that Boubacar says, I am the same. Let's go to roswaal a salatu salam. So they went to the soiree salatu salam. And they said y'all so a lot when we are with you know, when we he came to him and says, y'all saw Allah naffaa humble,

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humble becomes a hypocrite. how Allah is a hypocrite and Abbasali salaatu wa Salaam says, Why you're saying this. Right? And he said, your rasulillah when we are in your company, and we are reminded of the Hellfire engine that I'm reading exactly what he said, we feel as if we are seeing the agenda and we are seeing them with our own eyes. Then we go away and attended to our wives to our spouse, children and business must much of what you are telling us goes out of our mind. So he thinks he's a hypocrite. One time he is so much of accurate

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A man of Africa and then he goes home and he forget this.

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Look with the Rasul Allah Sato salon. This is the second principle. I want to remember vacation time off. leisure is an Islamic concept because the Rasul Allah His Salatu was set out, he said, When living in fcbd by the one who owns my soul.

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If you were constantly in the state, you are with me, meaning you're always focused on alpha, you're always focused on Allah and Jenna and paradise and the Hellfire, the angels would have shaken your hands. plus alpha Hakuna Mullah Kala Fujiko mafia Taka ko the angels will shake your hands when you are sleeping and when you are walking while I can. However, he was selling humble Yeah, humble Sir tomasa Cydia humble some time for this, and some time for that. Some time for this and some time for this and he repeated it three times. Sometimes for this sometimes for that, what does that mean? It means sometimes we spend it focusing on our accurate thinking of a loss pantalla thinking of the

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hellfire. Well, I had to be thinking of our abode final about but also sometimes we have to take care of our dunya and that's what he was saying why spouse, children and business Saraswati salatu salam was teaching him balance. And he said Sir, it was sometime this sometime this and this hadith actually is narrated by Imam, Muslim. And also a man reported when the day of aid when the seniors came in and they were dancing in the masjid and I see that I was watching he set up a SWAT he sought to set up the meaning of let the Jews know that our Deen Islam our religion has a space for fun.

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has a space for fun. I was sent this is our Swati Soto said I'm saying I was send with honey via tea somehow I was sent with monotheism the easy one the easy monotheism

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so taking time off, vacation leisure downtime is an Islamic concept. This is what the principle we are we are going to

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put it as a ground so I don't feel guilty. Oh, I am going to take time off I'm going to go to for vacation and what about my IRA

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now you're my IRA and yours are still there. And in my vacation my athletes are still there and I'm going to share with you some principles during vacation What should I do to stay the servant of a lover I'm enjoying my time before I say that. Also the principle of having fun and play is in the Oran so how Allah and then if you read surah tos of his brothers when they came to their father to convince him to take use of with them so in the use of a Salaam What did they say?

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What did they say they say Arsene Houma Anna worden know you're

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gonna have him on, send him with us tomorrow, lets him go out and play and eat and we will take care of him. Of course it was a plot, but the principle is there, Yella have fun play

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and from this scholars Lima barbin ashore in Italia waterwheel in the book of commentary, he said is a very famous commentary book, he said, leisure time and having fun is actually is in all the religions. It's part of life. Part of what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants me and you to do. Now we're not going to take this and says Alhamdulillah Hello, I have no problem. Let me go for vacation and do whatever I want. It's not this way. This Dean is always balanced. This day. This Dean is always always there's Jr. and there is there is this life and there is the after second principle.

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second principle. So the first principle we say the principle I just shared with you that vacation is an Islamic concept. In vacations we are still are the first concept let's make up. First concept. We are servants of Allah subhanaw taala when we are working and when we are on vacation, and Allah subhanaw taala put in the day of Juma he puts one of the major acts of worship. That's a lesson for me in you that's during my time off there is always on

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For ship, one, two, vacation itself is an

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Islamic concept. Don't feel guilty, don't say it's haram categorically. categorically the concept of going for vacation is an Islamic concept. However,

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Vic vacation

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time off, is not time off from the obligations

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is not a time off from obedience of Allah pantalla is not a time off, or forgetting I'm a servant of Allah spawn Tada. And it is not an invitation to disobey a loss of habitat. That's the balance. That's the balance with Allah always wanted me to live by, we are almost out we are a nation of middle of balance, we don't do one thing too much of the or and forget the other thing or vice versa. So let's look, let's look of certain principles.

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When we are planning for vacation, we want to think of this. Some principles, number one, number one,

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time off, is not an invitation. Number one time off, vacation is not an invitation to obey Allah subhanho wa Taala meaning when I am my day off, I decide to go nowhere. I'm staying home. You know, some of especially during the COVID we couldn't go for vacation or we didn't want to go for vacation. Or sometimes even if I can, even before the COVID I say I am I just want to relax. This is what the words we use. That doesn't mean the first principle when we are planning to take time off. It doesn't mean it's an invitation to this obey Allah meaning they offer is not the day off from Salah

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is not the day of that. I don't prefer that. And that's a very common May Allah Subhana Allah forgive us all, even during our week. So people wake up to go to work and they pray fudger but on Saturday on Sunday, they don't wake up for fudger words. It's it's the weekend. Well, it's the weekend yes at hamdulillah. But they're still fragile.

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This is still fun. So it's on the contrary. On the contrary, that time off, will give me more opportunity to do things that when my daily life when I am working and run rat race and doing all things I don't have enough time to do it properly, or sometimes even to do with on time. So number one, when I'm planning my vacation, I am going to say vacation is not an invitation to this obey your last vacation is not vacation from obedience of Allah is not a time off from obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala so that's number one. Okay, number two, the opposite. So it's not a time off from

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the principles from the obedience is not an invitation to this obey a lot. Number two, I have to in my planning, make sure whether it's a day I am home, whether it's a week I'm traveling, whether it's a month I am traveling, I am gonna make in my plans and we all plan that the the obligations of a loss pantalla will never take time off and they will not be gone. Meaning

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here I am somewhere and I'm going for hiking. For example, I am going on a boat, on a on a day trip, whatever we are

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in my planning of the day trip, in my planning of the day trip as we look into where I am going to go how I'm going to get there what is the price is that for chill is that suitable for children? What age all these has to be where I am going to be praying?

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Where I am going to be praying.

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And is that place where I am be going? There is a disobedience of Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So there is these two things combined. Number one, it's not an invitation, or let's say number one is not time off from the obligation and it is not an invitation to disobey Allah. I am not going to go away to somewhere where I will see that this will be the answer for law, my heart will be weaker and very good possibility. I will be doing it without going to the details. Everybody can think of it. Everybody can think according to them, according to your situation. So make sure make sure that you the obligations are done. And I'm here talking about about

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the solar, solar and solder.

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Again, where are you going to be praying Don't be shy to pray in public.

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Especially as a family, Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. Some these days will Ingraham most airports, I don't recall there was an airport where there is no equality I'm talking about here in the United States interfaith room where you can pray. Well I didn't find the interfaith room look for a private place where your back will be to the wall.

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handler we all have our phones, we can find out where is the Qibla and this is of the view the beauty of this D during traveling, you will shorter the solder and you do not do this the extra hours you don't do the sooner so don't miss your war on and also

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assumption holla and this is one of the beauty of when we are traveling. Allah gave us the permission the rasa of combining the Salah shorten and combined. So you can do one house or together to two.

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So when you are planning is the question has to come where we will be praying Lord announcer if I am going out for a sightsee Is there a place I can pray? Well there isn't. Am I going to take my my carry on Sujata we all have a ginormous sum. That is called in some countries my prayer rug which we have that is even called the traveler prayer but it's always with me. It's always with me. And for the sisters, right? Who does not wear hijab always put a scarf with you in your bag. You know when we put like our bottle, that water bottle we put things put as you are planning think of Salah

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vacation is not vacation from sila enough so that I cannot I mean Nikita makuta Salah Allah so this was sort of to me sir Seiler has been prescribed

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in an appointed time upon the believers Kitab in the word Kitab and the Quran has many meanings, but one of them is obligation like Allah din for fasting Ramadan, everything that I'm going to call quotevalet Kumasi. Seattle has been made as an obligation, Salah is an obligation.

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Everything can wait except cider, because that's a special time.

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For this in your mindset when you're going out. Put this in the mindset of your family. Don't compromise the Salah for vacation. There will be no Baraka in that vacation.

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There will be no Baraka in that vacation.

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Again, remember we are servants of Allah, as we are having fun, time it's time it Don't leave the hotel, for example, or make sure you can come back to the hotel if you don't want to pay, pray in public, come back to the hotel and you pray and again you can combine the Salah you can do them early before you leave. Or when you come back. I'm talking about the salaries that can be

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combined. Allah subhanho wa Taala and I have said this recently to somebody and I said Look at this. Everything Allah subhanho wa Taala gave her permission not to do

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and you're going to tell me what was that? What does that to me zeca unless I have been resolved, I have the minimum amount of money, Hajj, unless I have the money and the safe travel. Even though I'm alone, if I am a traveler, Allah subhanho wa or I am sick, Allah, Allah, Allah said, you can make it up later. The only one that nowhere in the Quran nowhere in the sooner that there is an excuse not to do it. Even if I am in my bed, paralyzed, can speak. I should pray with my eyes, our Salah, our sight, our our solar, or my Melaka a manual, the last words, your suicide to surround my Roswall a thought or center said before he died before he left this world are smaller, or smaller or smaller.

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Don't compromise your prayer because you're on vacation. Don't compromise your prayer because you're traveling. Let alone Don't compromise your Salah because you're invited for for a dinner.

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It's always has to be in the planning. So these two things when I'm traveling, third, what is the goal? What is my goal? When I am going for vacation, sightseeing. Learning, enjoying learning doesn't mean I'm going to go for a course so that people will say well, that's not a vacation system. It's true. That's we call it to see me as an education break. I'm talking about what is my goal in traveling, knowing about a new country, knowing about different

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cultures, seeing different people and then remember what Allah says yeah, you are not in a hurry.

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Conoco shoba What about you? Right? Now haha commander can want our janicoo Siobhan wakaba, Lita, Allahu, Allah said this all sorts of gerat Oh people, nurse people, we've created you from man and a woman. And we have made donations and tribes. So you may know each other. So what is the goal? And then when you say, I want to go, for example, to this country, or to that country without mentioning names, what is the goal? I haven't seen it too before, okay, so you want to see it. You want to learn about this country, you want to learn about the culture, and then you will reflect and you say, Alhamdulillah, I have this and this and this, and then Wow, they really have amazing things

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that is Islamic, and I how come I'm not doing it, and they are doing it. Although they are non Muslims. Somebody just recently was sharing with me that experience when they traveled to a non Muslim at all, non Muslim country, how they are the customers to take the shoes before you enter the house, and non Muslim country at all. We don't even believe in Allah subhanaw taala. So what is the goal? What is the goal? When you are traveling, when you will say, I am going to travel to this country, not that country. Don't make it superficial goal? Well, I haven't been there. I've seen everywhere in the world except that country, okay. hamdulillah. But put another goal that will make

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it act of worship.

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Remember what we talked about last time, Nia, the intention and everything. This is the beauty of this deed, you add intention in your action, it becomes an act of worship, in everything, if I do the movements of the signer, but my intention is not sought out. This is not a sign that there's a lot of prayer is a movement. If I'm taking a shower, but my knee is hosel is an Islamic bath, then that becomes an act of worship. Of course, if I follow the minimum requirements, so what is the goal? For example, couple of the goals I can share with you.

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Number one, goal, number one goal, and why it is not impossible. I just need to change my thinking that this time off from this dunya and right race and running and working from seven to seven is actually is a time for me to spend more time to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala This is not impossible, is not what you are talking about. No, it is it's very possible. Again, I'm not talking about you're going to spend all your time in prayer and fasting. No, I'm talking about even when you're in the plane, you're traveling, you're in the plane. And you're let's say you're in a window seat and you're looking on the outside and you see the amazing clouds, everybody can feel this.

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You're looking at the amazing clouds outside. And then remember how Allah subhanaw taala described them in the Quran as mountains.

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And you look at the cloud, and they are who, whose helding who's holding them the idea and they are different shapes and then the rain comes from the reflection. Vacation is one of the best times for reflection. Because you're not distracted. Even if you have children, they sleep for a little bit, then you're awake and you say hamdulillah I'm going to take time off in that time of use. It's one of your goals in the goals that you're going to put in your vacation is to learn about the creation of Allah pantalla and to spend some time about all the time is to get closer to Allah spawn tada if you're going with extended family or even if you're going with your children, and many of us are

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very busy, they don't spend enough quality time with the children. When you are going for vacation you're near your goal is to spend more time with your children. Whether they are young, play with them when they are teenagers, sit down and talk with them. Listen to them. Don't make fun of them, listen to them.

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Even if they say things you don't like you don't agree listen to them. This is how they are seeing it. So spend time to connect more with your family vacations is to spend more time it's not like everybody in their again in their room. Or they are like let's say you're you're sitting on a lake and everybody is on their phone. What did we do is just we change the time. So our goal is to know each other better.

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I will know my spouse better I will know my children better I put that goal. I don't wait for it to happen. I put it as a goal. And when I put something put as goals I make plans Bismillah to make it happen. Same thing I mean there is a lot of non Muslims I hear it says all summertime I heard this from a young girl 18 or 19. And she said she showed me and she said see all these stacks of books. These are for my summer vacation goal. To learn more and learning by how traveling is one of the best ways to learn how to read

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Read Subhan Allah and this is so true we as Muslims, we are the oma the nation of reading. Yet we are the least oma that reads when you travel and if you pay attention, especially if you're in the European country or in the West, people the norm is they will pick up a book and they read or these days they have their, you know, Kindle or they have their book, or they have their iPad and they you read, let's make sure we read something.

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Let's spend some time reading the book of our last time

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and remove the dust from it. Since Ramadan now is almost three months, maybe two IR today, don't tell me I'll have time it's vacation.

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So read the book of our last panel which I had

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read some for your children. But it's something to make you a better human being. I'm not talking about religiously only better human being something I learned something you say Subhan Allah. So read, read, read,

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and go and go and go.

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Number four, planning for your vacation

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is extremely important. It's actually an Islamic concept planning. In case you may be surprised what I about what I'm sharing with you planning to do things is actually in the stomach, stomach concept of a Swami salatu salam. In every major decision he did, he planned it.

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And the migration to Medina is the best example. The order came from Allah subhanaw taala. He decided to work in Allah he relied on a last pantalla Absolutely. But he planned it. He planned it, he took a companion the best companion. He took a guide and non Muslim guide planning. He planned it in a way he planned it in a way to literally

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disguise his destination

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and to fool the non Muslims. Because he went south of Makkah, his destination was Medina and Medina is north of Mecca. When he left and they saw the footprints. He was he he went south. Planning absolutely is an Islamic concept. Number one, number two planning is actually one of the keys for success.

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You plan I'm not going to say you're going to plan everything in every detail, because that's sometimes gets too much. But you plan in general you plan your day. you plan your day, it's vacation, but you plan it as simple as where we are going to go and have a breakfast. Not immediately. The day before that I'll have breakfast this time, what time the breakfast. So what time we are gathering, where we're going to go tomorrow, right planning and in the planning, you're going to put the following Don't forget what we shared. Planning. don't plan to this obey your law. Don't plan this obey Allah Subhana Allah, plan to obey your law and ask him to help you and plan in

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your day in the vacation that you will learn something to get you close to Allah subhanho wa Taala even if you are going out for sightseeing, hiking, canoeing, swimming, you're going to do all these things. Think of Allah subhanho wa Taala and look at the nature around you and the beauty of Allah Flm ese rueful Allah says this concept repeatedly in the Quran, don't they walk on this earth and see and see.

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And a lot of this and solatube so far can mean it is somehow it one, or the ear Muna and a woman whom are you born, how many signs off law, they pass by it, actually how many signs of a law in the heavens in the sky? And on earth, they pass by it? And they are they rejected or they don't see it, or they neglected?

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So I pass by an IC, for example, you travel to a country and you see how clean is the country. You walk in the street and say, Wow, I don't see anything on the floor. That's an idea from a loss Hunter. Or you walk in and if you go, let's say you traveled, you traveled now in the summer, but you traveled to a place where it's very cold. And you say Subhanallah I just left for example, just left St. Louis and St. Louis was like 90 degree Fahrenheit. And then here I am, let's say Iceland or I am in Alaska. And it is maybe 14 degree your loss upon Subhana Allah glorifying that law how you it's the same Earth how this in the same time how this is changeable. The the point I'm just

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Giving you example The point is in your vacation in your travel, you're going for shopping. Very common we go to shop. Also nothing wrong with that. Again, as long as you plan your Salah, as long as what you are doing in that place or in that shop or in the mall is not wrong. As you are going to a bazaar, which is very common, we all go, you go to the bazaar, you see people, different people, you know when they sending this and suddenly that and you look and say Chopin Allah, look at all the creation of a lush Pantheon. And then you look at yourself and say, Hamdulillah, I have the money, I'm coming for vacation. And these people are sending a lot knows if they have enough to keep them

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for a day, let alone to take a vacation and travel. The point, your goal every day, in your vacation is to please Allah, to remember law, and not to this obey Allah, to please Allah, to remember a law and not to disobeyed a law. That's the goal. And that's the planning, it goes together. And

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planning. And the goal, they should go in the same direction, they should go in the same direction. For

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what do I do during like, now I am I traveled now I am in this place, or that place quite enjoying the free time is different between people.

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And that's why it's always important. When you travel with a group you have to be flexible. You like this, somebody else doesn't like that. So, look, it is different. So what you love, maybe you love to eat. And for example, in restaurants, some people don't like to eat in restaurants, what does that teaches me? patient,

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patient traveling usually teach us patient, patient. And being accommodating and learning about different people. It's not my way, as we say here, my way or the highway, either you deal with all the way I like it or I'm not going then that's not a vacation. It teaches me to be flexible. It teaches me to be flexible. When I go for vacation, I come back, and I am more flexible. And I know about myself more. And that's why I say no more always. He This is like a famous story when he entered the masjid. And he heard someone praising someone highly, really highly praising someone. And he looked at them and said, Did you travel with him?

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Did you dealt with him with business transaction money specifically?

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And he said no. And he said, Well, why don't you How do you know him that?

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Well on you How do you know him that? So traveling teaches me right? One of my goals in traveling with to learn about myself is how flexible I am, how easy I am how difficult I am and learn about the other people.

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And people are different. What I like maybe somebody else don't like so when I plan the goal, I have to take in consideration the other people with me, but I am not going to compromise. Haha, I am not going to compromise the goal or the way

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and I'm going to disobey a lot to please somebody with me.

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I'm not going to do that. And you have this has to be cleared from the beginning. cleared from the beginning. And I'm talking about the major disobedience and I'm talking about missing on the main obligations. So the time of the leisure enjoy it. This is the whole idea you come back fresh, but the enjoyment the enjoyment is in obeying Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And goal is to learn, I come back from that vacation time better human being more strength, more fresh, more focused, closer to Allah, more patient, more knowledgeable. These are my goals. And I do that and I am a servant of our last panel time. Another goal or another things I'm going to pack with me if you want to say this or I'm already there. Who are you traveling with the company?

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The company you need to choose to choose the right company to travel with. I'm not talking about your family, immediate family. That's part of your being patient and being flexible. But I'm talking about if you decide where a group of people we're going to go this way or that way Who are these people?

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What's their relationship with a law? Where will they move you or get you to another Swati sought to sit out so the beautiful Hadith about friends

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Subhanallah how beautiful this Deen that covered everything. This Deen covered everything

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Talk about friends and roswaal he sought to sit and said

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is narrated by Abu Salah sorry, he said the parable or the example of a good company and that of a bad company.

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How do you suppose what he sought was the example of a good company and a bad company is exactly like the good company method with Jenny society, the company, the example for good company, for good friend of a righteous friend is like, look at this one, it is like the owner of a mosque.

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And the example of a bad company is like the iron Smith blowing blows, iron Smith blowing blows. How is that Kelso law is the law to a sinner, he said, the owner of the mosque, a dirty society, the owner of the mosque, you will get benefited from him anyway. And he, he he explained how is that he said, either he will give to you give to something smells good. Or you will buy from him something that smells good, or none of that. But when you leave, you will have some good smell on you from being around him.

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And the opposite is for the bath company. And that person. So the irony Smith is either he will blows, he will either burn your clothes, or have a smell on your cloth.

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Company, company company, who are you traveling with? Are you traveling with people who is going to tell you are it's solid time Let's pray. And they help you to pray and they will make your hesitation and your comfort your your you're not comfortable praying in public, you haven't done it before and they will look at you says Don't worry, we are praying, there is no place on this earth. I didn't pray Come with me. Look how nothing is gonna happen. Suddenly, they are traveling with you. Let's say you're on the plane. And by the time you land, you will miss your Salah and you see your the company are going there praying *ting because we as Muslims sometimes gets uncomfortable.

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We're not comfortable praying in public.

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Even praying in place sitting, we're not comfortable. And then you see your company's doing that. And then you say, oh, okay, hamdulillah Allah. And the same as the opposite. The goods company, the goods company, is the one where you say, you know what, let's go, let's go for the night, let's go this place, and he will say no, I'm not going there. That's not a place for Muslims. That's not a place for Muslims. places where there is obvious disobedience of a las panatela that's not the places where Muslims should be.

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And I don't have to go into the details you everybody knows.

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That's not a place for a Muslim. I said I'm not going. I'm not going.

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And this is the company. So when you when I get weak when you get weak, and it's like, you know, it's okay, everybody goes, that person will put it for his or her foot down says no, no, no. You know what? I am not even if everybody is going, even if everybody does I am not john stem over email or say Oh, don't worry. But Sam came as a stranger and go back as a stranger portal by the law.

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Place in Geneva for those strangers. What is strangers mean? The stranger is somebody who is he doesn't do what everybody does. He doesn't fit what everybody is. That's the company you want. You want the company that goes with you, to help you to obey the law. So when you choose a travel group, what do you want to go with the group, you don't want to go by yourself? I want my my family to meet others choose that group. Whether that group is a travel agency within that group is your friends or this is your family. Choose that and I'm not talking about your immediate

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family, immediate family that your immediate family will teach you to be flexible and teach you to be patient. Next thing is

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timing. Timing. When are you going for vacation? When are you going for vacation? What does that mean? Short term on

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this holy month that we all wait for. It's not a time to I take vacation and I go sightseeing. Not an all mobile

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unless I have to it's a different story but there is no I have to for sightseeing. Timing is very important. So in Ramadan, I want to take time off when I'm going to go. I'm going to go to trauma because ombre twin Fira Melbourne can add it to my as our Swati Sato center. He said

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in normal one as if you have done Hajj with

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Meet with him and he is Salatu was Salam. So timing. So look at the time, like we are in the United States, we can take time off. Usually we don't take a long vacation don't take like a month or two very unlikely. But in general, usually it is one week here and one week there. So choose the time. So if I'm going to take your time with Ramadan, I am going to go for a religious vacation, I am going to go to places where it will remind me of a las pantalla I can fast I can go to massages, I can pray, so any Muslim country.

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But I'm not going to go to the beach. And it's all about

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timing, choose the proper place for the proper time. Right? As we say, for example, when it is winter, you're not going to go to a place where it snows all the time. I was like I don't ski Why do I want to go to that place. So timing? Absolutely. And Mmm, have no aim. So the beautiful I'm going to translate. He said the very nice thing he said, spending quality, time meaning meaning choosing the appropriate thing in the appropriate time that will get you close to Allah, whether it is food, whether it is shopping, whether anything is you choose, you choose it to get closer to Allah and he said vacation, we should do that. The main goal is I'm going to take time off. So I will rust come

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back closer to Allah, and I am able to do more acts of worship Subhan Allah also choose the right place. Where are you going?

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And very recently had a discussion with one of the people I know and they were planning to go to this place without mentioning the place and I said, Well, what does people do in that place?

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The name of the city by itself. We cannot even measure it.

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So as Muslims, remember, our identity is Muslims. And I'm saying this specifically to parents, you want your children to grow up as good Muslims, you need to practice it first, in every detail, even in vacation need to always put Islamic concepts first. So where are you going? Where are you going, whether in general the place you will travel, or during your vacation, don't spend time in places where there is disobedience of a law, because I will get weaker and weaker and weaker if I keep doing it. If I keep attending those places, I will end up sinning.

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I will end up doing what they are doing. And a last panel with Allah Subhana Allah He always even he chose he chose to play places where he had favored those places. Last time I made an oath by law policy will be handled better.

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Right? It's a very good idea and highly recommended for Muslim family. The right of course not now in the time of COVID but in general this is a general is that when you want to go for a vacation, make aamra part of your stuff. Even for two days. Two days part of the stop is Amara says you always connected with our last Pantanal. Your children always connected with Allah subhana wa Tada. Right rather if you go to a place and of course if possible, I'm not saying everybody if possible. But if I go to a place where the name of the city is sin, the what people does, there is all sitting, what I'm teaching my family what I'm teaching my children, and then we come and complain about our

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children's away from a loss planning time. Because vacation is a best example. Because you're taking all your family is the best example is where is a lot in my life.

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It reflects my relationship with Allah, in my planning in my goal in my action during

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one of the last things I want to see which I started with last week, and I'm going to end up with is be grateful for the last part I'd be grateful. Be grateful. The fact that I can take vacation, I can take vacation is a near enough formula is a blessing. Not everybody can take vacation. Some people can't afford to take vacation. Some people they don't have this choice, I met these people were for two years. 24 months, they don't take a vacation, and not a single day.

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so I'm so grateful to Allah I have two weeks or one week or four weeks. I'm so grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's number one. Very grateful to Allah pantalla that I am. I can enjoy this near me. And don't forget, like in Chicago, let us see then. The more grateful you are, the more a lot we give you. An Also don't forget that last part I said might be coming near my team coming of law. every blessing you have is from Allah. Allah said this is for tonight.

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The bees, this chapter of gratefulness every near every blessing we have this formula on overtime. The fact I can plan the fact that I can go now online and buy a ticket the fact I can book this hotel I can book this Airbnb home or whatever the fact the others family I'm going to go and visit all these are NEMA. These are blessings, don't

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overlook them, don't take them for granted. And last pantalla can change them in a minute. Let me show cartoon, let us see them. And the last thing I want to end up and I ended up this series, we need to live as Muslims whether invocation or outside, whether at work or at home with the verse of sorts will no harm which I shared with you last time. The worst of the chapter, the capitals and the last page of it's awful and add one last final data set total swellings onto some columns saved in Nasr Latin one or Suki warmer here is one Amati dihydropyridine say my prayers my salah and all my acts of worship porno Sookie. Mama here Yeah, my living and my death. My the lillahi Rabbil aalameen

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is for Allah. My goal. My intention is for Allah will be that he caught a mortal and that is what I was ordered. That's what we were ordered. as Muslims, what is Muslims? What does Islam submit to Allah,

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my son out my prayer, my act of worship, my life, my life, including my vacation, including everything I do, and my death. lillahi Rabbil aalameen to Allah will be that he caught on to and this is what I was ordered.

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When we were Muslims. This is I'm translating the words. And I am from among the first Muslims. Your law your lawyer can I ask you every name you taught us every name you put in your book, every name, you will know and you kept it with you in the knowledge of the unseen that your Allah make us of those who hear the words of admission say the word of admission study the Word of admission and be the first one to follow it to be me your law show us the truth as truth and help us to follow it and show us false witness walsworth and help us to stay away from it. Your Allahu Allah here Kenya Adria they help us to live, breathe, sleep, wake up, eat, work, take vacation in the way that pleases you.

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You're up by me Subhana cola whom we'll be hanging a shadow on the

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stuff who will call up trouble he saw a lot of ins he never wanted it. He was having to steamer kathira is up mahila so you shot lucky. The next