Philosophy of Fasting #05
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Assalamualaikum and a very warm welcome to the philosophy of fasting Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Muhammad as less messenger and prophet. As usual we have Dr. athermal al dad joining us in the studio. Salam aleikum. Dr. Riley comes to live on a cat. Thanks so much for joining us in studio.
Well, Doctor, we're on the long journey of discovering the philosophy of fasting. We've been talking about the virtues of fasting very quickly, we're going to clear up all the virtues of fasting. And then we're going to talk about the virtues of fasting in Ramadan.
Okay, does that Allah hit Miss Miller are salatu salam ala Rasulillah there are a number of other Hadith that talk about virtues of fasting.
One of them is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a man called Abu Omar Melba Healy, he came to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and he said, Yeah, rasool Allah, I am appointed to join an expedition. So he said, Ya rasool Allah make dua for us that we will die as martyrs. So he said, We want to the expedition, and we, Allah saved us, and we returned, okay, so
I was about to go to another expedition. So I went to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the man said that he went to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and he said, the others will Allah, I am appointed to join an expedition, a button feasibility jihad. So ask Allah Allahu Allah that we will die as martyrs. Again, the prophets Allah, Allah, Allah sent them said, O Allah, save them, and oh Allah give them of provisions or booty, part of the booty of war. So the person said, a mama bear Hindi said, we went to the battle and we fought and Allah saved us. And we returned home safely, with some provision as well. So the third time, it happened again, and I said to the Prophet, so I
said, I'm Oh ALLAH. Oh Allah, I'm going for jihad. Ask Allah Allah, Allah Allah that I will die as a Shaheed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said again, oh Allah save them. So, and he said that we went to the battle, and we returned home safely. We were not killed as mustards. So he said, I went to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam again, and I said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, it happened three times I joined a battle and I said to you make dua that Allah Jalla wa Ala takes me as a Shaheed as a mortal because it is the highest place in Jannah.
And you said, Oh Allah, save them. All Allah save them and all Allah provide for them.
And each time Allah returns us safely, and Allah Allah Allah provides for us, okay, so he said, Okay, tell me about something that is noble.
That I need to do. So he said,
stick to fasting for nothing is equal to fasting
or they can be sold for in the hula
as a result, Oba Abu Omar Marathi Allahu Allah, Allah and who used to fast as much as he can Subhan Allah and this is one of the great virtues of fasting yes that there is nothing like fasting and it was reported that Abu Musa luxury he was traveling with his companions in the sea. And at night
they heard a voice these voices normally
from either melodica or righteous Jin right okay, Allah Allah Allah Allah inspires those, the mala, Eco, righteous Jin to speak in front of people so P
People hear there is a voice. Okay? This is called Hooters. So they said that we heard someone saying that Allah wrote upon Himself that whoever becomes thirsty because of Allah, Allah will never make him thirsty or the Day of Resurrection, Allah will extinguish his first day of resurrection. Yes, you know, the Day of Resurrection, the length of the Day of Resurrection is how long it rotates 50,000 years.
See, if we are in a in a hot place for an hour, definitely, we will start suffering, of course, and we will find it so difficult. We start sweating, we want to drink, etc. Imagine that we might be exposed to the sun. And the sun will be that close to our heads. Yes, for 50,000 years. Some scholars said that when people are resurrected from their graves, they will be because they've been waiting for a long time in their graves. So this is the beginning of the Day of Resurrection. So they will flee from their graves. And they will be going to the mullah ICA one by one to ask them that Allah Dillo Allah says the day of accountability or self accountability, okay. Then they will
go to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam who will intercede for them for the whole humanity. So Allah, Allah, Allah sauce, the accountability, okay. And then at that time, the sun will be very close to our heads, and we all be worried we don't know what will happen to us. Yes, and all of us are thirsty. At that time. Allah, Allah Allah will have the hold the fountain
and the one who didn't from the held the fountain of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, he will never be thirsty after that even when he goes to Jannah he doesn't need to drink after that. He will never be thirsty. So the one who fasts for Allah Jen lower Allah, seeking the pleasure of Allah della and makes this habit according to this narration of a bee Musa
Asha de la the Allah Allah and who, the one who first for Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah didn't know Allah will provide him from the fountain of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and hence this person will never feel thirsty after that, for the whole day of resurrection, and what will happen to him after the day of resurrection? Dr. Certainly, it's coming clear to us that the the virtues and everything is coming complete, and in the series of you know, fasting so what is the virtue of fasting during Ramadan you've mentioned, which is the most magnificent reward that I can think of right now. That if you fast for for the for the sake of Allah, you're going to drink out of
the fountain from Mohammed Salah Salem, Aloha masala yourself. Not only this,
you know Allah Jalla wa Allah says in the Quran, the Quran you were shabu honey and Dima SLF Tom Fil A young little hottie Allah Allah Allah is addressing the believers who will be in Jannah.
Eat and drink because of what you used to do in the dunya. Eat and drink. The scholars said that Allah Allah Allah Allah is giving them food because they used to abstain from food in the dunya. Allah, Allah Allah is telling them enjoy all types of drinks, because you use to abstain from enjoyable drinks in the dunya. So eat and drink as much as you can, yes, in the Afra and this is what you need for those who fast
Hassan Al Basri. He is one of the scholars of the second generation. He said that in the explanation of this idea, he said in Jannah the righteous person will be
sitting next to one of the hotel in a hotel in the pretty women that hola de la vida will give those people who enter Jannah he will be sitting next to her and she they will be sitting next to their palace in Jana and next to a river and they will be drinking your from hammer wine that does not intoxicate so, very enjoyable time. Very enjoy
They will turn that we can think of, of course, so she wouldn't say to him, she will be chatting with him the whole day. And she would say to him, do you know when Allah, Allah, Allah makes me your husband?
He will say, No, I don't know. She would say to him, she would say to him, do you remember that long day that you fasted? For Allah, Allah Allah, in the sake of Allah, Allah Allah? He would say, yes.
She would say to him, Allah created me in that day on that day, and he appointed me as your wife since that today. And since that day, I am waiting for you. Oh, Sheila, Doctor, you know, it's overwhelming to hear all these stories were pushed on time right now we're just gonna take a short break. However, before though, I'd like to hear something more magnificent that you have on the virtue of fasting. You mentioning all these great facts. And I know proofs from the Quran that Allah is looking after us day by day.
There is a gate in Ghana, that Allah Allah Allah prepared it for those who first only Allah, Allah Allah called the DAT gate, or via urine. And of the prophets, Allah, Allah, Allah said, Allah mentioned that there were gates in Ghana, there will be gates in Ghana, the people of sadaqa will go through those gates, and the people have sort of Salah they will go through gates, that prepared for the people who used to pray a lot. And there will be gates for those who used to fast a loss and the gate named as a Rayyan Rayyan, the one who does not feel thirsty, of course, because they used to be thirsty at the day and they dunya Allah, Allah, Allah will not make them thirsty in Jannah or the
Day of Resurrection mashallah, thank you so much, Doctor. That's all we have time for in this part. Well, stay tuned. We just going to take a short break. Salam Alaikum welcome
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A very warm welcome back. In the studio. We have Dr. athermal. Dad joining us Salam aleikum. Dr. Weil equals salam ala mental life.
Well, Doctor, we're talking about the virtues of fasting. Let's pick up on where we left off and the previous part about the virtues I do know we have, you know, some major, magnificent things that you've just said previously. So let's pick up on the major points now. The virtues of fasting, Mr. Lau salatu, salam ala Rasulillah. Again, as we said, there are some virtues for fasting in general and some virtues of fasting in Ramadan, okay, fasting Ramadan. Now just some few other more virtues of fasting in general, right.
In one Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that fasting and reading Quran both of them, intercede for the person at the Day of Resurrection.
Quran will say to Allah, Allah, Allah, it will slowly sight on behalf of the person, okay, in order to defend the person. Look at this.
We need someone to defend us, of course as the day of resurrection, and there will be no one to defend us except our deeds. So
re citation of the Quran will come to defend us fasting will come and to in order to defend us. So fasting will say to Allah, Allah, Allah, Oh Allah I stopped him from drinking and eating and his sexual desire. Oh Allah accept me to defend him to lose to suicide for him? Yes. And the Quran will say to Allah, Oh Allah, I stopped him from sleeping tonight he was reading me. So Allah accept me to act as his solicitor and to defend him. So accepted. Yeah. And Allah, Allah, Allah will accept this Subhanallah one of the things that I want to pick up on there, Dr. Because you just mentioned reading the Quran, Al Hamdulillah for example, you know, I can't read much Arabic I can just read it
a small amounts. So for example, if I wanted to read the Quran, and I'm thinking, I have to read it in English, what would benefit me how can I how can I like a non Arabic speaker perform this? As you mentioned this it is
Good that we will we have a complete episode on maybe a few episodes about Orajel. And in particular Quran in the life of those who do not speak Arabic, such as yourself, right? Yes, but I'm just worried that if we start talking about this will just start another discussion. So let us just finish the virtues of fasting in general. Yes. In one of their Hadith the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said fasting is a shield is juna is achieved from the fire of hell.
Fasting is a shield from fire of hell, generally speaking, this is fasting. Also, in one of their Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the one who first one day
fee subby Lilla now the word FISA be Illa means what? In the sake of Allah or it means during the time of jihad,
during the time of jihad, during the time of jihad, the person can fast and maybe sometimes it's better for him not too fast because he will be more stronger and more fitting to fight. However, some people are doing good about it about means they are
guarding the territory of the Islamic State against the enemies of Allah, Allah Allah or from the enemies of Allah, Allah Allah. So those people if they fast, they will get this reward that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Allah will keep the person 70 years away from the fire of hell.
Because of fasting one day, and I remember I read that a Booma cinnamyl Hola, Annie. And also
many other scholars from the tabby yes, they used to do a lot of jihad.
And they used to like a woman cinnamon cola and he whenever he goes for jihad, and he whenever he goes for the bap, he used to fast and they he used to say that I want Allah, Allah, Allah to keep me 70 years from the fire of hell. So this is again, one of the unique virtues of fasting and another. Yes.
Again, one, another virtue of fasting. You know,
the Hadith that we mentioned, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Eat each, that Allah Allah said, each action of the son of Adam belongs to him except for fasting, it is for me, or it belongs to me and I will reward for it. And Allah Allah, Allah says, This person lives his desires, his food that drink for me, yes. And this hadith the Allah Allah, Allah Allah said,
that fasting is Juna, then Allah, Allah Allah said that the smell the Franklin's or the body smell that comes from the mouth of the person during fasting is more beloved to Allah Jalla wa Ala Dan, the frog runs of mosque Subhanallah
now, this by the way, the bad smell, it is not meant to have a bad smell. But if it happened, that you have a bad smell and the bad smell is not the smell that comes from the remnants of the fruit in your mouth. No, because you know in fasting some people do not look after their hygiene. Of course, okay, no, we are not talking about this. We are talking about the smell that comes from this the empty stomach. Yes. Okay. Otherwise, it is highly recommended for the person to clean his mouth and to use miswak even during fasting as the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam used to do this Yes, but that is smell that eventually comes without control of the person don't feel oh person who fast
don't feel that oh, this is something negative or this is something bad or are you don't like it yourself? It is more beloved to Allah, Allah Allah than the frog runs off musk. This is again some of the virtues of fasting in general for sure. And And just lastly, I don't know if we have time or not for sure, doctor.
You know Abu Bakr Siddiq, put out the Allah Allah and who, yes, he was the best of the Ummah after the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and he was known as a Sadiq.
you know in the Quran Allah, Allah Allah says woman Yatta Ella, what was hula? Hula ECAM Allah Dena Anam Allahu Allah him. Mina Nabi, you know, was said directly in our Shahada. He was Salah him, the one who obeys Allah and His messenger, he will join
the prophets. And then there was a deer team, and then shahada on the side of the head. The Scholars say that the best people are the prophets, then the second best, or who, the seed during this level? Yes, the third best is what? The shahada and then the rest of the people. So that's the theme, that you can say the translation of this the truth fool people, yes, they have a higher grade than the shahada than the martyrs.
What do we mean by so deeply and what is the definition of acidic? Acidic is the one acidic is the one who excels in every field. So in Salah, he excels in sadhaka he excels in fasting, he does the most that he can. Yes. So Abu Bakr Siddiq was one of those who will use to excel in every field. One time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam prayed Fajr and after I did, he looked at the companions and he said, who is fasting today?
Ramadan kappa because he used to compete with Abu Bakr, okay, he said, Ya rasool Allah, I was planning to fast back in the morning I ate something.
Abu Bakr said it said, I am fasting yeah rasool Allah. Then the Prophet SAW Selim said, who gives her the or today or tomorrow Nakata upset Dr. Rasool Allah, when can we give sadaqa it is very early in five years time. Abu Bakr Siddiq said Dr. Rasool Allah, I was leaving my home, and I found a poor person. And then I found a piece of bread in my son's hand. Mohammed, I took it from him and I gave it as a sadaqa to the person. Then the prophets, Allah Allah, Allah Salam said, who visited a sick person? And
he said, Dr. Rasool Allah, when do we visit a sick person, it is too early to visit a sick person, Abu Bakr Siddiq because he used to excel and everything.
He said the office will Allah when I left home to pray Fudger I remember that my my brother Abdullah, is sick. So I said, let me go and visit him. Before coming to the masjid. I went and visited the Prophet sallahu wa sallam was amazed and he said no one who does all of them together in one day, he will be in Jannah Mashallah. Well, thanks so much for that doctor. That's all we have time for right now on the philosophy of fasting.
Well, thanks very much for joining us today in the studio. Until next time, I'll leave you in the safe care of a loved one and what Allah assalamualaikum welcome
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