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Tuesday Halaqa Series Ramadan in the Corona Era

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Haifaa Younis

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Bismillah your Walkman your

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Santa Monica? La Habra. carto smilla hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah while early he or saw a woman while along, Molina myinfo. Now one final Bhima and lontana in a casimiro Mooji will do ha, What rubbish. Strategy surgery is really only one of the time melissani of Coppola as a last pantalla to bless this gathering, may Allah Subhana Allah reward everyone who's listening, that makes it as a group who get together to remember Allah, that Allah Subhana Allah will bless them or send the angel to gather them or actually to engulf them, and then his mercy will engulf them. And he will remind them Yoruba mean, among his gathering a whole layer of belonging from the Rila

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Alhamdulillah. Again, a third week, where it's of how la life has changed completely for almost everybody. I will say everybody actually on this earth, Muslim, non Muslim, young and old, rich and poor, powerful, less powerful, it's amazing. It's extremely changing time very quickly. Like even if we can all imagine a month ago, literally a month ago, somebody would have come and told us, this is what is going to happen in a month. Nobody probably would have believed that. But again, unless pantalla showed us His Majesty and His power, and he is the only one who can change things. And we have no power and no ability. As we all say, La hawla wala quwata illa Billah no changing of status

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and no power and no power to change except by Allah spawn. Tada. So as all of us in the States, we heard that on Sunday, that the changes are the social distancing ruling is going to extend another month. So it's going to be till the end of April. And Allah knows what will happen after the end of April. So the question came in, is what will happen to Milan and I'm along the the beloved month for every Muslim, every Muslim, regardless out how much he or she practice, or how much less practice it's Ramadan is the month that everyone has a special feeling toward Everybody is waiting, and a lot of us look forward to it. And almost every Muslim, their life changes during that month, maybe

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little, maybe a lot, maybe for few hours, maybe the whole day, maybe the whole month. But it changes, practices changes. And the main practice that Muslims get their heart connected with is actually the masjid itself. The mosque is going to the mosque, going to Torah, or the TM late the night prayer in the masjid together and having this beautiful power and joy of seeing 1000s if not millions, are all together at the same time, late in the night, praying to Allah subhanaw taala listening to the beautiful Quran, and it's a joy, no joy, I think personally is like this joy. And we all when we say your Ramadan, this is connected to the Subhan Allah and this is the test this

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year.

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The test is Allah knows with at least till the end of April, meaning the first week of Ramadan for us again in the United States. The masajid will not be open. We will not be allowed for the sake of our own benefit as Muslim and as a humanity not to get together in large groups as we all hear no, not more than 10 that means no tarawih no Salah together and no even Jamal Salah, the regular salah and Omar. So no Friday, no the five solo are together. And then no

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taraweeh extremely painful. And I am sure everyone listening to me today or fro probably from Sunday when you heard that social distances had extended till the end of April this what came to us

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and Milan

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and it's extremely painful. And I'm going to speak from my personal own experience 100 like umbrella mean and some of you my friends will know for more than the last 15 years and this is a near a blessing that I cannot be enough grateful to Allah I will never be grateful to Allah that He gave me the last more than the last

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15 years is every year I am in the home of Allah subhanaw taala in normal one, and in Makkah and in Medina so there is Amara, visiting his house doing Rama in time of Ramadan, let alone you break the fast with the millions and let alone you pray there tarawih and the obligatory sada and Diwan,

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all these, Allah subhanho wa Taala decided, and I'm going to repeat to this, he decided it is not us. He decided not to this year.

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My bad, my people, my servant. This year is going to be different.

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This year, it's going to be not the usual

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this year, I want you to still do what Rama Juan wants from us or from you? What are Allah pantalla want from you and me.

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But without the masjid. And I think this is the biggest challenge for everyone.

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And then as I was thinking, and I was thinking and I say that we're going to be add to the uncertainity to the anxiety to the north, or are we to the no Masjid, there is also no social interaction. Meaning we're not getting together to have a bar together to break our fast together. The Masjid wherever you are, that's almost every mosque. People get together to break their fast together. It's beauty. It's one of the landmark of Ramadan, or families big gathering, no gathering more than 10 people together.

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So I was looking and thinking and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala What should we do?

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Other than feeling very sad, other than some of us may feel guilty Allah, what did I do your law? Why did you allow this to happen? And then Allah subhanaw taala

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opened this, and I'm going to share this with everybody.

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And I asked myself this question, and I want all of you to ask this question. What does Allah want from us and normal bar?

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What does he want from me? Or you or us as Muslims in the month of Ramadan?

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You can add, or you can ask the question in a different way. What does Ramadan want from us.

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And then I looked at let's go as always go to the origin. Let's go to the core and I'll take you in a journey, we may end up doing it in two weeks. Because Subhanallah there is a lot, a lot. And this is going to put a smile on your face in my face and in my heart and your heart. There is a lot we can do. on lots we can do. If we focus on this.

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And we do not focus on the negative, we don't focus that there is no tarawih in the masjid. And there is no f bar gatherings, big ones. So let's take it in. I'm going to take you one by one. And again, we will probably need to do next week to continue. So let's start with the origin as I always remind myself, go to the origin go to his words, go to that for and let's go to the Koran and I'm going to share with you the idea that you will hear it a lot and it's the is the verse in the Quran talks about Ramadan, which is unsorted abakada chapter two and the idea is 183 184 185 yeah you Halina amanu all believer or who you believe or who you attained, faith right decreed upon you

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casting quotevalet camassia casting became an obligation upon you come up with you by the Latino public, as it is or was prescribed for the people before you. We know the Aya

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La La Quinta taco. So you may attain taqwa, taqwa, Allah conscious.

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Allah, fear.

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Allah Allah of basically living in a state, living in a state where I and you and we remember in every minute, that's our last one. Tyler is looking at me, hearing me, seeing me and the angels already

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According and I and you, as I live in this state, I'm going to do my best and you will do your best all of us to make sure when he is seeing me, he is happy with me.

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When he's healing me, he is happy with me.

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And the angels are writing the right side. writing and writing and writing. So the first thing aroma Juan wants from me and I'm going to put this as a as a title as as I go today inshallah, we will see what this taqwa mean, how will I apply it practically? So number one, I am going to say a lot of what he wants from me and this is in his book, he wants me to be hit conscious about him. Next to which will be it doesn't matter where I am. Whether I went to the mosque, or I didn't, whether I was allowed to go for Juma or I was not whether I was allowed or invited to go for his house or not. He wanted me to be conscious about him. La La Quinta takuan that's the main reason that Allah pantalla

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need fasting in general obliga and then we will come to the month of Ramadan. So number one, I'm gonna say this month when it's going to come in sha Allah 24/25 23rd of April, right, this will not change, social distancing. Corona pandemic is still there. In sha Allah, it is much less, it doesn't change. He still wants me to be lalla comfortable. We are law conscious. I am going to say to myself, in my home, because we're going to be spending most of the time except some of us who are still working, most of the people are working from home or they are home confined. I am going to be a law conscious mainly in my house where I'm spending most of the time or when I am going out.

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Number one. Let's look at the next if it's in the next verse, Shadow Ramadan now it's talking about Ramadan, Shahada Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, I lay the own zero Hill Quran that the Quran was sent

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to people who didn't linas guidance to people will be in it mean alhuda and it's a criterion and more guidance to people.

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So he wanted to me number two, Allah sent up Ramadan for me and to you to be guided.

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He wanted me to be guided What does to be guided mean? What does to be guided me guided meaning I am going, walking, speaking, doing the things that he told me to do. And he guided me. It. Idina swear upon muster, that's what we say every day, at least five times a day, actually at least 17 times a day, guide us to the right path.

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shahara Ramadan, the month of Ramadan came to guide me

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on zero here and we will come to the Quran, the month of the Quran, guide guidance. So the fact that I am in this time of the year, the month of Ramadan, the goal what Allah wants from me wants me to be guided. And again, I'm going to say things with everybody, I need titles and I am going to start thinking about these titles. I'll put a goal for these titles. And these titles toccoa guidance be Allah conscious be guided regardless. It does not know it is not confined to the masjid. It is not confined to the mosque. It is not confined to the taraweeh it's all the time. It doesn't matter. So Shahada, Melbourne, la The only official Quran who deadliness guidance to people so Allah subhanho

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wa Taala at the end of the month, or I will say to make it easier for each one of us at the end of every day. As I am putting the date in my mouth, declaring that day of fasting has done me a lot except from all of us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us live alarm of a living out on Milan, y'all Allah make us live to get to Ramadan. Allah knows. But in sha Allah Jambi, I mean everybody. So at the end of that day, my two goals to start with is I am more Allah conscious and I am more

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Guided even if it is less than 1% more guided

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and again I am going to come to things to do regardless of my physical presence where it is and then we will take it from there so Allah conscious be a lock conscious number one and number two my goal at the end of that day at the end of the month you're away I mean short while you're on be I mean you're behind me this all tests and trial will be lifted and we will all pray at the end celebrate the end of Ramadan together.

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Now let's look at number three. What does Ramadan wants from me?

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This is how I'm gonna keep putting the title. What does Ramadan want from me in you? Meaning what does Allah want from you and me

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to do and to reach that he sends it on mobile? number three and I'll share with you some of the saying of Rasul Allah Salatu was Salam. The third goal, what Allah wants from me and you is my sins and your son sins, ours sins, be forgiven.

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That's the goal. That's why Allah send the Ramadan.

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Weather again, with Corona without Corona in the masjid without the masjid alone or with people, and that's what he said it is salatu salam.

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In a hadith narrated by Al Bukhari, Muslim men, sama Ramadan, men sama Ramadan whomsoever fasted Ramadan, Eamon wotty Sal burn out of faith and looking for his or her reward.

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So whomsoever fasted Ramadan with faith, and seeking its reward from Allah, Allah will forgive his sins, man karma Ramadan I'm sorry man, sama Ramadan. Amen. And what the southern whomsoever fasted Ramadan with faith, Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil alameen and seeking the reward, there is no other reason. I am fasting, or you are fasting, this is what I have to remind myself, I am fasting because that's what Allah subhanaw taala want from me, that's my face. And number two, I know he will reward me what he serban seeking my reward. So when you and me standing in front of a law, and the Day of Judgment, in my book, he will say she fasted that Ramadan, he's not gonna say there was Masjid open

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or not, or there was gathering or not, he said the normal one came and she was alive.

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The chief asked, or did he fast? Did they fast? out of faith? Because they are Muslims. And that's an obligation The answer is yes. Did they fast and looking, seeking only one thing? That is the reward of fasting and outcome to that? The answer is yes. What I'm going to get a new off your Allahumma tada moment.

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All fear Allah who matter at the moment. Whatever, since that person she or he did did before it will be forgiven.

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third goal, it doesn't change with the situation we are on. He did not again, he did not specify what kind of situation we are. Social distance or social norm. He said one sama so my third goal that will not change and I should not feel sad on hamdulillah I am going to fast and I'm going to fast with full faith and I am going to fast seeking my reward. Allah subhana wa tada will forgive my sins. This Hadith is narrated in a hurry and then Muslim.

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Say same hadleys but one different word. And this is going to come to the Knights prayer where we are going to start. This is the main thing we are missing or we will be missing. And he said man Allah Ramadan man Hama Ramadan Eamon on what is urban warfare Allahumma condominium whomsoever prayed, prayed during the night in Ramadan, out of sincere faith and seeking its reward. All his sins will be rewarded. I want you to pay attention with me. He said man karma Ramadan whomsoever prayed

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The night armor meaning he was in the night standing in prayers. He didn't say where he didn't specify it. Al hamdu, lillahi Rabbil aalameen in your home, in your room at work, and we used to do with at the masjid this year, he said no, he decided, he said, No. I don't want you to do it this year. I want you to do it in your home.

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Is it the same? Same prayer? Yeah.

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What some people will come and say and that's very expected. I don't know much of the Koran. How I am going to be able to pray taraweeh and the answer is open the Quran and read.

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Some will say I don't know how to read the Arabic very well do your best.

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Read as Mung Allah He said whomsoever, stand up in the night in prayer, not necessarily the whole Quran. I mean, this is the best, this is the best. But do your best Allah subhana wa Tada. And this is the beauty of our Deen. He knows my ability, and he knows your ability. He knows not everybody memorize the Quran. He knows not everybody can stand up to one euro cat and he can read beautifully from memory. He knows that's why he didn't say how much he didn't say he said stand up in the night in prayers, open the Quran, whatever, you know, read it

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slowly. With composed at you are composed with reflection, spend time repeat it. If it's going to be 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 14 minutes. There is other things that I'm going to share with you that we can also do. But the whole idea the whole idea is every night because he said among all my Ramadan every night, not only the last 10 nights, not only the 27 nights I pray man Arma Ramadan,

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all or Milan 29 or 30 days, every night in your home. And we all are saying what about the children? That's the best time that we move our homes from the regular homes to make it the Muslim the Muslim homes in our mobile, you will not go through transformation. As a philosopher now what Allah says I want you this year to make your homes Masjid.

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Make your home as a Masjid as a mosque wotja Hello Buta complete blur. Make your home make your home as Tabler meaning make your home as if it is Masjid Allah Subhana. Allah said this to say it Moosa so you know musang surah Tunis and he said tell your people would you How do we configure what again was Salah, make your homes as Qibla is your homes is like the mosque directed toward the Qibla what Aki masala and perform Salah

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perform Salah every night, every night. family get together. You can alternate who is going to be the email. We have still three, three weeks to go. Let's train ourselves. Some of us are not comfortable have never done it before. It's okay. Let's do it. Let's train ourselves that our homes become the masjid Subhanallah I mean I will. I cannot say the hikma has so many wisdoms why he allowed this to happen. But maybe that's unless pantalla want us Muslims to change our homes to become small mosques. Small mosques he wanted that could be Allah knows. Man camara lavon. Every night I on the house, break the fast, spray my hair up together, pressure instead of the usual go to

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the masjid in the house. 10 minutes 20 3040 as much as a last pantalla allows you and before Soho before you eat for the meal for

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another took out three for whatever Allah opens. I mean the best is the 20 if we are in a big group or the 11 as he did rally up to a center eight and then the three daughter man karma Ramadan if I

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do this every day, throughout the month of Ramadan, I am what Allah subhanho wa Taala wanted to me, man comma Ramadan whomsoever spend it, observe the night prayers, or whomsoever prays during the night of Ramadan out of sincere faith and seeking its reward. Allah forgive his sins and Alhamdulillah he did not specify where, where to pray. He didn't say in this mosque or that mosque, or in Harlem or in this Masjid, or that Masjid. Let's make our homes.

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fourth goal, what Allah wants for me in Ramadan? Can I do what he wants from me in Ramadan in this new reality? And I'll share with you this beautiful Hadeeth and this is in a tirmidhi

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be holding rhodiola one who says he said Allah Swati. salatu salam says when the first night of Ramadan comes in, that kind of allwell Leela minchah, Haryana mobile first night of Ramadan, what will happen to Allah Sophie that is shouting.

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They say thorns will be shackled. chiffons will be shackled

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was were suffering that the shouting warmer that region shouting, will you be shackled? gins will be restrained. gins will be restraints.

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The gates of fire will be available now. The gates of fire are shut. Think of it this way in your home. Some rooms will be locked. locked. The month of Ramadan these doors will be locked.

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What the Hadith is teaching you and me in the month of Ramadan. The gates to hell fire are locked sabar to absorb

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the doors of Jannah or are locked only

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the gates of the Hellfire are closed for them you've been hubbub no door will be open to all months.

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Well first you had a boo boo Jana and the doors of Jana will be opened Fela muhal ochman hubub no door will be closed.

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y una de munadi and a color we'll call this is the first night of Ramadan. So tomorrow when when we all will be waiting. The announcement is tomorrow Ramadan and then you will get the announcement Yes, tonight is Ramadan and normally normally we will start the tarawih who will go to the masjid and pray the Tarawa this year. Allah does not want this to happen in the masjid but everything else in this hadith is still the same. The doors of the Hellfire will be closed all the doors Not a single door will be open and the doors of Jannah will be opened never closed no door will be closed where you will not be munadi and a caller will call yeah by the Ohio Jacobi all seeker. Oh good.

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Come on in. Come on in. Well yeah, Barbie, she surely advert and seeker of evil stop, go away.

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When you lie or imminent, not if equally Laila and Allah in every night, he decided and decree there is some people who will be relieved from the hellfire.

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So let's look at this hadith. This Hadith absolutely is not going to change nothing will change regardless where I am. Because he said one the night of Ramadan is going to come only thing you enemy should be asking Allah begging Allah that Allah makes me and you live to see that night

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to see that night. Again, Masjid open almost closed, it doesn't matter. The doors of the Hellfire will be closed doors of the journal will be opened and the seeker of good command in and seek her off. Evil stop. And every time with Allah will be relieving some people from the hellfire. So let's take it one by one. What does it mean? What does it mean? That Allah subhanho wa Taala will relieve every single night some people from the Hellfire they will be removed they will not be returned.

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From the people of the Hellfire, they will not be returned from the people of the hellfire. That's the Baraka from Oban. That's the blessings of Ramadan and Allah subhanho wa Taala said this inshallah to Allah and Ron chapter three and the verses 185 and he said the meaning from NZ hmm and in our whomsoever will be, Zack, you know what? You will be pushed with difficulty. You're you're being pulled, not you out of that person will be pulled out of jahannam with difficulties Zia pulled from the Hellfire pocket has. That's the main victory. That's you and me looking for is that the Day of Judgment, I am moved away from the hellfire. And for this to happen, I need the Ramadan. I need

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the night of Ramadan every night of Ramadan. That's what Allah Hadith is saying. They lay out every night Allah will decree some people will be removed from the Hellfire I made the Rama one I need to be living with that I need to be fasting. And then the other things I'm going to share with you in a second, but the point is, every night, Allah will relieve people from the hellfire. That's why, if some of you may remember in the DA in the supplication of the width of the last

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ruka when we pray together the width of Salah in the Doha that we normally do, do our connote the jaw the supplications we do in the last we always ask Allah he'll Allah make us of those people that you will believe that will you will set them free from the Hellfire I still can do that. Whether I am alone, alone, I'm doing the solo whether I am with my family, I make this Doha the fact it is the night of Ramadan, then this will happen.

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Nothing changed. I need to feel happy about that. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen now the same Hadith, Allah is saying, now Yeah, Bobby, I'll carry a hobby.

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seeker of good come, this is your opportunity. Look at Ramadan this way. Look at our movano this way, when Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you and me to do something he facilitated. He makes it easy. He opens the door for it. And he Subhana once in Ramadan, you enjoy me to do good deed. And he wants you and me to make two. He wants you enemy to he wants to facilitate and makes it easy that you and me do good deeds easier. And that's why this head is the same I'm sharing with you when he said the shavon will be shackled and jeans will be restrained meaning the two forces that usually operate on you and me to this obey Allah which is me and Shay upon 50% is gone. The fact Ramadan is coming, or

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the fact I am in the day and night off Ramadan.

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So Allah subhanaw taala whether again, I am in public, or I'm private social distance or no social distance shavon is shackled. Because it is Ramadan than me, the ability of me to do a good deed is much easier. And the good deed is not only in the masjid, the good deed in fact much more in our daily life than in the masjid. So what is the good deeds we can do? And I will numerate couple to make it easier for us to look at number one is fasting. Number one is fasting and outcome maybe today or maybe next week how we will make the fast itself not mere fact that it is I'm hungry and I am thirsty from this time to this time. That's the first thing of everybody know, this year I am

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gonna give a lot of panel metalla the best fast I've ever done. And we'll we'll come to it later. But one of the first most important good deed that it will happen regardless of the trial and test we are going to is fasting and even that person who cannot fast because of medical reasons or other reasons, all the other good deed

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so number one good deed is fasting or

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You will pay if you cannot fast for a medical reason, chronic or you will make it up later. So number one is fasting. Number two the prayer. The preamble late the night of prayer specifically in Ramadan. What is a good deed? in Ramadan? Yeah Bahia seeker of good Come on in, come on in and do more do ha supplication any supplication any supplication and we will come to the specific supplication of the night of any supplication. Be in the day of Ramadan, especially when you are fasting specifically as you are breaking your fast as you are eating, you're still because that's moment, the supplication is granted one of the most important supplication if Allah willed that as

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we are Ramadan is going this test is continuing is we ask a must pantalla to lift to this and Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us so it makes sure this Ramadan you do. supplication is part of your life and we can easily make a few pieces of paper right the DA in our homes are 100 alerted these days with all our technology in our phones, let's program that everyday I send myself as a reminder one or two supplications and I keep saying

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so fasting night Salah Doha number four good deed seeker of good deed Come on in what is it your Allah is default? ask Allah for forgiveness continuously. La ilaha illa Anta subhanak me consuming avanti me oh god no god but you subhanak glorify glorified you in econ terminology mean are among the wrongdoer. The the DA of Sedna, Jonas when he was in the bottom of the whale. What are Swati salatu salam commented that there are two or three the noon the supplication of my brother, the new Jonas, anyone will use this. And then ask Allah for something it is granted. A lot of us still fall. Let's make it a habit. Again. Short what will be easier this year because I am confined in the

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house. Look at it positively. I am confined in the house that the usual distractions I have. Allah decided for a hikma for wisdom to move it.

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People interaction, social interactions, it's removed. He wanted that. Then lets me focus on the others. It's their fault, the sooner asking for forgiveness is between 70 and 100 into narration, the Sahaba the companions said we used to count for our Swati Senado Sarah in one gathering 70 times he asked Allah for forgiveness, one gathering

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and another place 100

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and he said in need at all and why he was to fulfill Yami Sabina modra. He said, I seek forgiveness and I seek repentance to Allah subhanaw taala in the day or in the night 70 times. Good Deed. seeker of good deed do this. It's the same aroma Juan is Ramadan and good deed is good deed. Whether I am home, whether I'm at work, whether I was used to be in the masjid, not only let's make again our home MSG, one small place in the house, we will allocate that place to be the masjid for Ramadan, you can even modify, move some furnitures put some sagitta make it as your Masjid, and in there,

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plus the Salah a lot of is still far and in your daily life. So far, good deed, charity, charitable and we'll come to it in more detail. And supplications with the humbleness, preferably if Allah gives us to us with tears, and with the fact that we are in need for him. If Allah Subhana Allah willed that Ramadan is going to come and end and we are still in this test, that is not only affecting our freedom, as now we are seeing it and we start seeing it is not affecting the lives of people is not affecting the freedom is not affecting the norm. But now it's even start to affect the our livelihood. livelihood, people are losing their jobs. The usual things we can do easily it's

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becoming difficult. Financial restraint, people are losing their jobs. All these I need this duha this supplication with humbleness

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Showing a lot that I am a beggar and he is the only one who can give an a loss of distance for a child but yeah yohannes and Tamil for corolle Allah, Allahu Allah Lani, you will have

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all people and he didn't say believers only yeah yohannes all people you are the beggars. You are the poor and Tamil for Illa You are the one in need of Allah. Allah who will honey you will Hamid and Allah is the one self sufficient does not need al Hamid

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I need to make my da not only Allah give me your Allah give my children yeah Allah give this give that but to mainly Allah you were taught me the hard way that there is no one can change or benefit me or harm me except you. Am Cisco Allahu bordering Allah Kashif Allahu Allahu. If Allah will touch you, or test you with affliction, no one will remove it, except him. Allah said this unsought will enhance the cattle and he said the same thing as all our tuners Jonah. Em says kalapuya boring fella Kashif Allahu Allahu, if Allah will test you and me, and he already is doing this on a, at a global level,

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it's a war, it's a calamity, it's pain, its loss, loss of lives, loss of livelihood, loss of freedom, uncertainity all of this, he allowed it, no one will remove it but him my, my supplication in Ramadan has to be with this certainty with this yaqeen that no one will move it except him. It doesn't matter, social distance or not, in fact, want to look at things positively. Maybe Allah subhana wa tada allowed this to happen to make us feel human being how much we are in need for him. How much we were, please forgive me and I'm talking about myself. Number one, how arrogant we were how much we thought we are in control. And we can do it. And I'm smart. I have the ability and I

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studied and Allah showed us in action, none of this work. None of this work and invisible. We cannot even see and we all are being so obsessed. This could be the surface that there is the Coronavirus this could be here could be here. He showed us an invisible creation of his how he shattered our lives. Then my da my supplication should be way more. It doesn't matter. Masjid or no Masjid with people or without people. On the contrary, yeah, Bobby, I'll hire Jacobi. seeker of good this is my opportunity. And at the same time, yeah, bhavya surely edible.

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Acts of the seeker of evil stop, Go away.

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Go away. What is evil? What is this call? It's a call from Allah. seeker of evil stop, go. This is an invitation from Allah to you. And to me through the words of roswaal A Serato Sara,

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get to read off centers. Get rid of disobedience of a law, get rid of things. That is a habit or we do it and it's not pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala any evil thing, word, action feelings. Ramadan, Allah close the doors of the pyre, Allah chained the shouting, Allah restrained the Djinn because this is how scholars interpret the meaning of these actions, closing the doors, opening the doors and shackling the shale thing or the devils is that the fact become that the act I'm sorry, the act of good and staying away from act of evil become much easier.

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becomes much easier. Let all latas all Ramadan in the time of the Corona, who should be and Let's all make it the best Ramadan ever. Because Allah put us in a unique situation. None of us none of us have seen this in our lifetime.

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None of us stay away from sins.

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Ramadan is not the time to spend most of my time watching things that is forbidden. That's haram that he doesn't like. Remember, the first thing we said, the goal is to be Allah conscious. So when I am watching something on the TV after tarawih I mean after motherboard before motherboard after I shut, I need to remember he asked me to fast he brought Rama bond for me law contact. So you will be conscious of me, conscious of me meaning stay away from sins and bad deeds. Control the desires control the desires. Yeah, about the shutter, Jacobi. It's an invitation that month to forgive people, pardon people remove ill feelings, good deeds, meaning good deeds, and stay away from bad

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deed could be in one action together, is let's go back and connect with our kinships whatever they did, and we suffered that that's a bad deed. I'm going to remove this bad deed and I'm gonna replace it with a good deed by reaching out to my relatives, even if they don't answer me. Even if they don't want to me I'm not doing it for them. Imagine what he saw but out of my faith, and seeking my reward. Yeah, Bahia sharlee ochman, Yaba, Haley a common seeker of good deed, this is the opportunity next month, in three weeks, maybe even a little bit more, and seeker of evil, stay away.

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The fourth one, and I will stop here. What does Amazon want from me? What does Amazon want from me, and I'll share this with

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you that kind of song Yomi a honeycomb. And this is a warrior rhodiola one who says if it is the day that you are fasting, or when one of you is observing, fasting

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falaj office, he should neither indulge in obscene language. He should not indulge in obscene language, or raise his voice. What is hub don't speak loud, loud

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things Saba had and if anyone

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attacked him.

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Anyone reveals him, attacked him or tries to quarrel with him. Let him say it nice on, I am fasting.

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This Hadith is an invitation to improve morality and improve character

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that does not need people in the masjid. So the fact I am outside the masjid and I'm not going north or we should not be different. That's on the 31 way, I will look at it. It's easier this year, because there is social distance, so I am less. I am more weightless interacting with people. The fact that this possibility can happen is less Alhamdulillah This is one of the ways that good deeds becomes easier. However, if it happened, I received a text message. There was a comment someone called me and the discussion starts to move to that direction. Remember, in Nissan, it's a call. It's an invitation to improve models. If I do this for 30 days, you're allowed by your grace, at the

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end of the month, it becomes a habit, or Marwan as scholars teach us. It's a training camp.

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It's a training camp, trains you and me to be better. It's not only in Ramadan, but for 30 days you keep doing this, it becomes a habit.

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What does Ramadan want from me? What does Allah want from me? Or regardless of the external situation? He wants me to improve my character? And by not for sure, not starting evil act but when evil act comes to me, and it is not my fault? How do I respond? And Allah Subhana Allah said, This is what will fall on. A bad over a man, the servants of Allah with a hot tub of money, I'm sure Nana or the homeowner, the servant of Allah walks on this earth, with humbleness what is the Hata bahmani j

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You want to call Osama and one the ignorant talk to them? They say peace and why Allah He was ignorant here, ignorance is not meaning they don't know how to read or write ignorant meaning they act with ignorance. They act with ignorance meaning not in the proper way. pilu Salama, that person respond to an act of ignorance, act of evil, act of irritation by the fact Salama peace and fasting aroma Juan in the time of Corona, or not the time of Corona in the best time or not the best time what Allah wants from you and me is the same is the same change my characters and my morals, specially in the homes family, this year will be very different because everybody is in the house.

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We will have we are we are already seeing this we're spending more time with the family. So this could be more or could be less, or could you be an opportunity we make it a plan that hey, people were in the same house. Let's practice this. If anyone is going to be a target, doing the wrong thing to the other person, we're going to practice ceramah piece and I will be rewarded. I will be rewarded. And the last one I'm going to say this and we'll continue Sharla next week is generosity in Ramadan, and our Swati salatu wa sallam was described in a long Hadith but I will share only this part and next week we'll continue can add you can add woodenness or Swati sought to Assam was

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described in a hadith through Satan Abdullah have nobis and this is another Buhari and Muslim that in general, he was very generous.

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He was very generous, highly sought out to set up. But specifically in Ramadan. He was more generous than the wind that the rain that the wind that will bring grain, meaning wind coming bringing a lot of hail because rain is usually brings good. He was even more generous than the wind that comes and bring grain. Let's be generous and generosity Alhamdulillah a lot of Muslims almost all Muslims, those who can who are for they're very generous in Ramadan. And that's why we see all the fundraising has happened in Ramadan. This should not stop this Ramadan simply because there is no fundraising in the masjid. It should be the same because it is going to Allah subhanaw taala whether

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I gave it in the masjid, whether I gave it to through the internet, whether I gave it in a check, I mailed it's the same, it's going, it's going for Allah, I am the same generous person should never change whatever I normally do. I normally give my Zakat and Ramadan, the same, nothing changed, mail it or donate online, if any, if any, we should be even more this year because we are under test and trial. And if this and I'm saying if Allah knows if this as a result, that's a loss. pantalla is not happy with us and you're up be I mean it is not the case. And one of the ways to remove the wrath and the anger of Allah is by giving charity, a sadhaka to

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charity extinguish the wrath and the anger of Allah subhana wa Tada. Let's be generous, generous in money, but also generous and other things. Pardon? Forgive, give cook sent food to people. Let's see how we can feed the people who normally used to come to the masjid and have a bar in the masjid. How can we do this? How can we deliver the food to them, or even better if we can help people who have businesses that normally flourish in Ramadan or normally now it is much less we will help that business to go back. Feed by ordering food from them and sending that food to the needy and how many good deeds comes from this generosity. generosity does not know Corona or without Corona Masjid or

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no Masjid, social distance or no social distance, I can still be generous, pardon, forgive, smile, be a good deed, go way more, cook and send food not to the people I normally invite which is good this time may Allah Allah subhanaw taala wants me to do more. Give to the needy people, Muslims or non Muslims Muslims first but maybe even for the non Muslims, charity. Let's be charitable. Let's have noble character free giving very generous spending. Excellent

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And character, excellent character. This all doable possible and nothing is different from last year. Nothing in fact if you look at it could be even easier this year y'all Allah here Allahu Allah. Yara I asked you by your generosity, and tell Karima and tell Holly new or the generous and you are the forbearing

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