Philosophy of Fasting #06

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The host discusses the benefits of fasting, including the belief that everything in Sharia is going to benefit them in the afterlife, and the need to submit to what Allah wants to gain the best of Islam's symbols. They stress the importance of understanding Sharia and the need to consider the implications of Sharia on their own behavior. The segment also touches on the history of Islam, including the selection of a culture by Allah, the use of certain symbols, and the importance of fasting during the month of year gap. The segment concludes with a brief advertisement for a book and a message to stay tuned for upcoming events.

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Assalamu alaikum and a very warm welcome to the philosophy of fasting. The smell out of and Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Muhammad as less Prophet and Messenger. As always we have Dr. athermal al dad joining us in the studio. Salam aleikum. Dr. Muhammad tonight. Well, thanks for joining us in the studio today.

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Well, Doctor, we're on a long journey together, discovering, you know, basically the virtues of fasting. I want to take this time and opportunity today to talk about the virtues of fasting in Ramadan. Now and the ethics behind the civically Ramadan because this is the holy month I

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was blown away Rahman r Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah. There are a number of virtues for fasting in particular in Ramadan. However, if you may allow me to say that as we are talking about the philosophy of fasting, okay, this is our main concern in this program, or the wisdom, the philosophy of Sharia in general.

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The question that comes, Why did Allah Allah Allah choose Ramadan? Of course, okay. And as we are addressing people who might be living in non Muslim societies, I would like to

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focus on this point, excellent.

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In our materialistic life, we have to understand a materialistic reason behind anything.

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And this is wrong.

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This is wrong. From an Islamic perspective.

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There is something called wisdom

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hikmah. And their wisdom is not necessarily to be a tangible, materialistic, of course, okay. Think it might be a tangible materialistic issue that we understand it might not be. The issue is we are commanded to follow Sharia, even if we do not see the materialistic benefit out of Sharia.

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That's true, but we should have confidence that anything in Sharia is going to benefit us in the dunya. And in the afterlife. Or you'd like to make this clear for our brothers and sisters, definitely. Anything in Sharia, anything you can think of

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has benefits in the dunya. And in the after, there might be just very, very few things that might be related to Allah, that Allah Allah alone, and they might not be linked to the dunya. However, other than that, anything in Sharia is not going to harm us in the dunya, or is useless in the dunya. Of course, anything in Sharia gives us so many benefits in the dunya. But the issue is, we might not understand those benefits. Dr. Latham, that is so true. Once again, I'm using my own experience here. When I reverted to Islam, it didn't make sense to me. As you said, in a material world, we have to have a material logic mind thinking, This is logical. When I reverted to Islam, it did not

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make sense. I accepted it because my art was for Allah. But I did not understand. But now it's becoming clearer every single day. And this is a great point. So how do you think we can communicate this to the the people in the West that's why we need to understand more about the philosophy of Sharia. See, we need to understand more about philosophy on Sharia based on Quran and Sunnah. Not based on

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what what some people wrongly interpret Quran and Sunnah. Yes. And we have to work our own glasses as Muslims not to wear the glasses of the non Muslim Westerners because anyway, you are

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Asteron Muslim, so we are when we refer to Westerners, not necessarily non Muslims, not so we do not need to wear the glasses of non Muslim Westerners, and look at Sharia from those angles. This is very dangerous. Yes, I wrong. And unfortunately, so many Muslims these days, whether in the west or in the even in the East, as we say, because of globalization, they are looking to Islam, by or through the lenses of what non Muslims Exactly. And that's why they have a distorted understanding of the Islam. Not only this, they want to be able to pass the message of Islam to Westerners, because if we are changing Islam to become a Western, an Islamic or to to fit in an Islamic

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paradigm, then Westerners today will not see that this is something unique or this is something extra, or there is something different in it. So why do they need to endorse it? Exactly what if they see that this is a total different paradigm that fits into our nature is not alien to the nature of human beings, then they will accept it? For sure. So see,

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we need to know that as we just said, anything in Sharia is of benefit for us.

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But we might not understand the immediate benefit. Now. This is one thing. The main thing is we need to submit to what Allah decides. And this submission, this submission gives the sweetness of an Eman

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and Allah Allah Allah says in the Quran rabuka Yahama Yasha where Tao Malka and Ella Halmahera. Allah creates whatever He wants, and he chooses whatever he wants in and it is not up to them to choose it is not up to them to select Allah Allah Allah mentioned this and Allah Allah Allah wants to tell at that time that people said why Quran was revealed to Muhammad why in particular Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what's different with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam? Of course, there are so many different things about Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but today said this out of jealous Yes, of course from Ahmed Salah Addis and they do not want to submit. So they said why Quran was revealed on

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Mohammed Salah Salem, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah said, it is up to him to create whoever wants and it is up to Allah, Allah, Allah to select, this is his creation, yes. And he selects from his creation whatever he wants. Now,

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it is not arbitrary. It is not arbitrary. There is a wisdom, but that was the mind to not be visible to us. Exactly. So why Allah Allah, Allah, Allah selected Muhammad is the best of people.

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But however, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah has the right to select anyone. And whenever Allah Allah, Allah, Allah selects anyone, it is the best, of course, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah will never select something bad. And he will say to the holy humanity, follow that or do that. Or stick to that. Of course it is the best, but we might not understand it. Now. Allah Allahu Allah selected Maccha to be the holy place.

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Now Makka

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Makka Moo Corona is a hot country. Yes. Is not a green country. Agree? I totally agree with you to help you it's very very hot. Okay, so why didn't allow the low Allah select a green country in Europe? This is what he wanted. We never know what we never know. Exactly, we have to submit to it exactly. And not only this, we have to be confident that it is the best of us course it will not harm us.

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And we have to say that Allah has certain rights, has certain symbols, we have to do them to give those rights to Allah, Allah Allah even if we do not understand them.

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And they are called the SHA the symbols of Allah, Allah Allah. Not only this, that but we have to be confident that those rights are not going to harm us. So by going to MCE it is true that it is hot. We do not understand what's the reason of selecting MCE. But the question is, is going to MCE going to harm you or not. It will not harm you. Okay, even if it is going to harm you. It will have a bigger benefit. Exactly. Allah Allah Allah confirm that he never created some our heavens and earth. Let it be

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In arbitrary for nothing for wisdom so when Allah Allah Allah selected the month of Ramadan which is the ninth lunar year, the law the ninth lunar month, okay.

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Why not? The seventh? Exactly? Why not the third why not to have Ramadan moves? So, if it is hot, then maybe it is in the middle between summer season and winter season in the middle in the spring seasons will not be difficult for people. Why?

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Because that's Allah subhanaw taala once, it is an amazing story here, Doctor, I want to pick up on again from my own experience. We have to have logic behind everything, and nobody can question a lot only Allah subhanaw taala knows best. Exactly. And when when you ask, Why does Allah want me to fast in summer? Why is Allah only Allah? Allah only ever knows best? We don't know anything we will never know anything law us Allah Amaya fal wahome us alone. No one can question Allah stuff that Allah of course, they will be questioned. But as I said, it was not arbitrary. Of course, and it has benefits. We might you know, them we might not know that. So this is the first point that Ramadan is

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selected by Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah is the ninth month. And Allah Allah Allah selected that month and Allah Allah Allah Allah made it a special spend, Allah will talk to be pushed on time right now we're just going to take a short break. However, before that, you're talking about the the ninth month, Allah chose the ninth month and we're just saying that Allah you know, Judy's anything he wants. It's amazing, Doctor. Well, thanks for watching. Stay tuned. We'll just take a quick break. Salam Alaikum welcome

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Salam Alaikum. A very warm welcome back to the philosophy of fasting. We're joined in the studio today with Dr. Fatima land. We're talking about the virtues of fasting in Ramadan. Doctor before the break, we were talking about the the virtues of fasting in Ramadan, specifically the nine months. Why did Allah choose us we'll never know. But what is the virtues of fasting in Ramadan? Now salat wa salam ala Rasulillah. As we said that Allah Allah Allah creates whatever He wants and chooses what he whatever he wants. So Allah, Allah, Allah chose in the month of Ramadan and Allah Allah Allah Allah placed certain virtues in that month, in this month of Ramadan that we are experiencing

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now. So, for example,

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there is a very amazing Hadith Hadith was

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that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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the scriptures of Ibrahim were revealed in the first night of Ramadan.

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And the scriptures of Musa or the Torah were revealed after six days of Ramadan. And the injeel was revealed in the 14th night of Ramadan, or on the 13th night of Ramadan. And the zebu was revealed after third after 18th or after a theme nights of Ramadan. And the Quran was revealed after the 24 nights of Ramadan.

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So all main scriptures were revealed in Ramadan.

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Many people are unaware of this hadith. So the scripture for Brahim were revealed. The scriptures of Ibrahim were revealed in the first night of Ramadan, so it means that Allah Allah Allah, like the Ramadan from before exactly for Ramadan becomes what becomes a month that we fast. I don't want to get into the discussion. Where, you know, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah says in the Quran, yeah, and you know, fasting was prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon previous nations. Yes, so previous nations used to fast course the question is, did they use too fast the month of Ramadan or did they use too fast other months or

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are other ways of fasting? It is not confirmed. Some people say they use too fast the month of Ramadan. Some people say no they use too fast different kinds of fasting Yes, but the point is

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Ramadan as a month Allah Jalla wa Ala liked it the most. So that's why Allah Allah, Allah Allah sent His main is pitch. All main books were revealed and Ramadan. So as we said, the scripture of Brahim were revealed in the first night of Ramadan. Torah of Musa alayhis salam, and we'll be live in torah of course, was revealed after six days of Ramadan, the Indian was revealed after 13 days of Ramadan.

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And then the the zebu was revealed after 18 days or in the 18th day of Ramadan. And the Quran, which is the best of his pitch, which is the best of books, which is the seal of all books as the Prophet SAW Selim is the hero of all prophets, Allah Who knows Zilla Arsenal Aditi Kitab and Bucha behind Muthoni. Allah revealed the best of his speech which is the Quran definitely. So for the Quran was revealed during the month of Ramadan, which gives Ramadan especially what is special significance of course, because it is the time that what that endorsed the revelation of Allah, the speech of Allah, the way of Allah, Allah, Allah. Yes. And all of us know.

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There are inna Angela who feel a little further, we have revealed this book in what in the Iliad,

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which is what which is the best of all night throughout the year, and which is located in the month of Ramadan. In Sierra de Haan Allah Allah Allah says that fee ha you for Rocco Kulu Amarin Hakim, Amara Mina, Indiana which is what the night of Ramadan as well. Then I saw the night of either as well. And of course sha Allah Madonna lady on Z the fee and Quran, the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed.

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So Allah Allah, Allah, Allah honor this month by revealing Quran in it and Allah, Allah Allah likes this month, the mod the most. And Allah, Allah Allah likes in particular than I have other. So this is you can say the virtue of Ramadan as a month exactly, which is the ninth lunar month, of course, now, fasting during that month, obviously, will be something significant. And that's why fasting during that month is what is obligated upon all Muslims who reach the age of puberty and who meet certain conditions. So that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an in a hadith that is known for almost everyone

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and it is in a Sahaj by Ebihara era The Allahu Taala and hope that man Salama Ramadan, the man and what is urban warfare Allah Who Mata put them in them be not only this show, the translation of this is

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the one who fasts Ramadan, the one who fasts the month of Ramadan, believing that this fasting is from Allah, not only this, but seeking the reward of fasting he will have all his previous sins wiped out for given Subhanallah doctor you know, I just wanted to pick up on that point you mentioned very some you know great facts here on everything your words you've chosen your words very specifically touching not only my heart but the viewers hearts as well. You're saying you know the Quran was sent down as a last book there's no there's no deviance between the Quran we can't say all this is incorrect. Everything is self explanatory. And Allah has given us this time to reflect the

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month of Ramadan it's perfect and be fitting and you know, to panela All praise is due to Allah and hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah. And see whenever fasting is mentioned Quran is mentioned. So how Ramadan Allah the Quran, who then the nurse will be united and who will firming shade and commercial affiliation. And this was mentioned in the middle of the discussion regarding what regarding Ramadan. Okay,

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That's why whenever we remember Ramadan we need to talk about Quran and inshallah shortly we will be talking inshallah Ramadan also you remember the Hadith when the Prophet SAW Selim said that Quran and fasting both of them what intercede yes for the person at the day of resurrection.

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And anyway inshallah we will come to that, but let us discuss the virtues of fasting in Ramadan in particular, yes, so we said that the hadith of Ebihara era, the Allahu taala, and hope that the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Whoever first the month of Ramadan, believing that this is a from Allah, either it is an obligation from Allah, and see King very would,

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then Allah, Allah, Allah will forgive all his previous sins, imagine all previous sins. And then there is the the other part of the Hadith. And the one who establishes the young lady. During the month of Ramadan, he will have all his previous sins forgiven.

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And subhanAllah look at that third virtue, which is very similar to those, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, and the one who fought and the one who establishes the Yamo lane on Laylatul Qadr. Only.

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On later, Allah, Allah, Allah will forgive all his previous sins. So

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if you miss the first chance, which is what not to be forgiven, because of fasting Ramadan, don't miss the second chance, which is what, which is priamo late during the whole month of Ramadan. If you miss that chance, then are you going to miss the 30 chance? Definitely not. And that's why there is one amazing Hadith that the angel Jibreel came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam. And he said, a lot of them are unfamiliar in an unfamiliar environment unfamiliar and unfamiliar and means be humiliated, be humiliated, be humiliated. And every time the prophets Allah Selim says, I mean, I mean, I mean, then the Sahaba said, Yeah, rasool Allah, what is this be humiliated? And you say,

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Yes, I mean,

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just because of time, yes, the prophets I seldom said Gibreel came to me and said, this, this, this, and the last one,

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be humiliated for that person who lives during the month of Ramadan, and he does not have his sins forgiven. It means that this is a person who was not seeking the forgiveness of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, you have all these opportunities, and you still you miss them. What does that mean? It means that you are you are not running behind those many opportunities, of course, so you are the him or humiliated person. Exactly. Well, thank you so much dogs. That's all we have time for right now. Though, you know, I guess this journey today we found out Allah subhanaw taala is the most forgiving three opportunities he gives us time alone, any old praise to be to Allah.

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Until next time, I'll leave you in the safe care of Allah assalamu Alikum welcome

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