Philosophy of Fasting #21
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assalamualaikum under variable Welcome to the philosophy of fasting Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen. All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, the last prophet and messenger of Allah. As always, it's my pleasure to have in the studio today Dr. Hatha Milan dad. I Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Thanks for joining me in the studio Dr. Locket. Well, Doctor, on the last episode, we were talking about the last 10 days of Ramadan and the virtues of the last 10 days. And I want to take the time today to talk about let's cover you mentioned it's important. So let's find out what is exactly Laylat al Qadr
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah. First of all, as we said that that Allah Jalla wa Ala chooses the certain places,
chooses certain times with certain virtues, right? It is His creation. He chooses according to His will, right? Whatever he wants. Exactly. So, and as we said, that Allah Allah Allah Himself says, What? aboukir Yeah, hello nyesha.
So Allah, Allah, Allah created the whole year, Allah, Allah Allah, it chooses Ramadan to be more virtuous than the rest of the month, okay? Allah Jalla wa Ala chooses the last 10 days of Ramadan, to be more virtuous than others. Allah, Allah, Allah in particular, it chooses les little other to be more virtuous of other knights. And this Court has said that some scholars said that Allah gelada likes the last normally the last third of any period, right? So for example, at the night, Allah, Allah, Allah likes the last part, or the last third of the night.
The last third of the night is more virtuous, more beloved to Allah, Allah, Allah. Okay. And as you know, that Allah Allah, Allah descends on the last part of the night and he says to people, who is asking me, who is making it still far who is making the app and I will fulfill I will give him I will forgive him, right. And during the whole year, the year is 12 months, right? The last part of the 12 months, the last third of the 12 months, it starts by Ramadan.
Okay, yeah, because we have a Ramadan. And then after Ramadan Chawan we have on the ledger for months, considered to be the last third of the year? Yes, definitely. So the last third of the year is more beloved to Allah, Allah Allah than the whole year. So the last third of the year has Ramadan, which is very virtuous, and has the IJA which is very virtuous.
Also, Ramadan itself,
Allah Jalla, Allah made the last part of it more virtuous than the whole month of Ramadan. Yes, okay. And they are both man and God used to say one of the
scholars from the past, he used to say that they means the Sahaba and the early generation used to glorify three tents, the last 10 days of Ramadan, the first 10 days of the hijab, and the first 10 days of Muharram, the month of Muharram because it is the beginning of the year, right? So Allah, Allah, Allah gives us more opportunities to get closer to him and to do more Ibaadat in certain time
Yes, why because had the whole year be virtuous, we might become lazy. And we might become as human beings, we might not become bored. But if we know that this is a special season, we will be encouraged more and more. And then we can relax a little bit, and then we can be encouraged more and more. So this alternation, is one of the signs of Allah de la spa. Similarly, Allah Allah, Allah made the whole month of Ramadan, as a virtuous month, the last 10 days more virtuous than the rest of the month, the single day of other is more virtuous than the rest. So it is the most virtuous night throughout the whole year. And that's why, as we said in the previous episode, Allah Allah
Allah Allah chose to dinner tonight to be the night in which the Quran we the Quran will be revealed Sinha Anza now Javi later to agree, and also Allah, Allah Allah decides in that in that tonight, what will happen during the whole year he attended Zulu AMA, Allah Jalla Allah revealed in that night
whatever he wants to do for the rest of the year, of course, as we said before, that Allah Allah Allah decided everything in the past definitely okay. But during the night of power, Allah Jalla wa Ala reveals again, whatever he decides for this year, in the now or
later it will add a higher Roman elfish up then as it were rule Kofi B is never be him Minco Salam on here Mapa Hey Al Fajr. So, on that tonight, Allah Jalla wa Ala decides what will happen in the coming year until the next
the next year or the next day or later or the next night of Laila to other
see Leila to others. Les little other is a nice that takes place in Ramadan in the last 10 days of Ramadan, although although
it has not. It doesn't have a fixed time okay. So it can be on 21st of Ramadan. It can be on the 23rd of Ramadan, it can be in the 25th of Ramadan. It can be it won the seventh of Ramadan, it can be on the 29th of Ramadan.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said see clay little added in the odd days, right or days means 21st 23rd 25th 20 719 Okay. However, because there is another Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam solely the other and he forgot it and that was the decree of Allah, Allah Allah that the prophets Allah wa sallam forgets later tell other. So,
the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in that hadith he said Seek Laylat al Qadr in nine days the remaining seven days remaining five days remaining. So, when we see this hadith and reflect upon it nine days remaining remaining to the end of the month, I say so, nine days remaining to the end of the month, if the month is complete, then nine days remaining means that 21st If the month is that complete nine days remaining means that one teeth right Axi okay definitely So,
sorry the 20 the 20th the 20th so, this colors are from this they said that Laylatul Qadr can be can happen on the 21st night and also the 22nd night okay because the Prophet SAW Selim said see kit. If there are nine days remaining seven days remaining, five days remaining. So nine days remaining means it 28 days remaining. So 37 Days Remaining means 22nd Yes, seven and five days remaining means a 24. So this means that Laylatul Qadr can happen and every night in the last 10 days of Ramadan. Not on the ordinates. Yes. And people unfortunately
You just focus on the ordinates. And they neglect the even nights they neglect 22nd, the 24th 2628 26 and 28, or the 30th. So, they think that they let the other will never happen during those 10. During those even even days, or even nights per No, it can happen, and any of those at any, and as we said that, even if you do not
witness Laylatul Qadr, or if you do not match later to others on that other night, the other nights are still virtuous, it doesn't mean that they are not virtuous. I say, as we said, every single minute of those nights is considered to be a mind of God.
And hence, my dear respect to the brothers and sisters, whether even knights or ordinates, don't miss that opportunity. Don't miss any single minute of Jaws of those nights. Definitely don't say them. You know, it may be a naive question to ask, though. Can we actually see the little coda? Yes, sir. This Court has discussed this point and they said that you might see a sign right. Assigned means you might see more light. You might see you might hear someone telling you that this is laid out or other or you might feel that this is later Takada, something that comes into your feeling that this is laid out. However, this is not definite. It's not that it's not it's not definite, and
you might match later to others. And you do not to know that it is Laila to others. So, there is no proof there is no delille that you will see something different in Laylatul. Other but there are signs for Leila. There are signs or SubhanAllah. Dr. Thanks so much. That's all we have time for right now in this part. We're just going to take a quick break. Stay tuned. Assalamualaikum welcome
slow, methodical, very warm. Welcome back to the philosophy of fasting.
Before the break, doctor, we were mentioning, I asked you what I thought may have been a naive question, which was, can we actually see the left hand corner and you were mentioning? There may be signs? There's no you know, proof. However, you mentioned they may be signs so Doctor, what are those signs? Yeah, this will salatu salam ala Rasulillah there are some signs for Laylatul Qadr. But those signs might not be visible for everyone. I see. Okay.
Those signs are the general signs the prophets Allah tell them in one Hadith say that in later till either
the next day, the sun
looks like white. Okay, without a lot of rain. Okay, okay. By law Nokia. So it looks a little bit different. Okay. And some people did witness that during the last 10 days of Ramadan that that this the sun just appeared like this without rain. I say Hey Ray or raise it you re raise it's either the same doctor it's fine. So and the color is not that I say that strong that strong. Okay. Would it be fair to say Doctor it would be like for example, the moon in the daytime Excellent. Almost like this. Yes. Almost like this, but little bit yellow? Yes. Okay. That is the church's Absolutely yes. Also they said in the night itself because the prophets Allah Allah Allah while he was happy to send
them said Laila to other
Laila from palak not very cold, not very hot, moderate.
Okay, okay. And also, the other sign that the prophets Allah Allah Allah Salah mentioned that in Leila Takada, there will be no shooting stars. Okay. Okay, so these are the three main signs Exactly. The weather will be moderate. It's not hot, it's not cold, there will be no shooting stars. And on the next morning, the sun will appear like what we have described. And you know, Allah Allah, Allah says in
laying in Surah Al Qaeda in Angela houfy Leila, to cut the blade to cut the firemen official, Dennis Gerald Mullah equal to a rule Kofi be it never be him being called,
it will be full of melodica.
The Mara Iike will come down in later, and it will be full of angels in that night. That's why they say it because it will be full of angels. It will be a moderate night, and there will be no shooting stars in that night. So these are the signs, you know, to to look out for. Doctor I just wanted to share something with you whilst I was in the UK. I spent a year there as a Muslim. And I mentioned previously, the brother that helped me His name's Ali Hussein and the ladies from Iraq. He spent many time explaining things to me. And I thought to myself, why is explaining this to me? What on earth is this got to do with my religion? Subhanallah he was teaching me things out of enjoyment. I
thought had nothing to do with my religion, then this is what he was teaching me. He taught me many, many good things, not only about the Quran, but things that I didn't think were relevant but Subhan Allah like to lay letter definitely. Why because this life is what is a form? Yes is an investment time for us to want to invest for our
and that's why I would appear to appeal to all my brothers and sisters to learn more about Islam. Definitely why because there might be so many opportunities that they will miss if they don't know about Johanna, imagine a person who doesn't know anything about Leila Takada. He will not be so keen to do more Ibadah a little further, and he will miss the opportunity of what Laylatul Khadija Hiram in aphasia, that Leila is better than 83 years 1000 months that Ibadah in during that tonight? Yes.
And again, the opportunities that Allah Allah Allah blessed us with during this month, the person who doesn't know about to those opportunities will miss those opportunities, yes and so on. Of course, Dr. Would it not be fair to say then okay, do I only get rewarded if I see the night of thy neighbor? Yes, this is a good question. Some scholars discuss this I remember entertaining others to this question. And he said it is not necessarily because there is no delete there is no proof that you will not get very word of Leila tell others unless you see a sign that this is Leila Takada, of course, or unless you recognize that this is Laila to other because Allah, Allah Allah made it open.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says ma'am karma Laila to other he did not qualify this hadith with a condition with a condition provided that he know or he knows or he knew from before that this is Laila tell others. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whoever does a Yama live during this night, Allah, Allah Allah will have all his previous sins forgiven this hadith, Abu Hurayrah, in both Bukhari Muslim very authentic hadith, that the one who observes the Yama late during Leila to other he will have all his sins forgiven. And that's why the scholar said,
if you if you observe Korea will live on a daily basis, then, for sure you are observing the young lady during the night of power, you will never miss it. Definitely. It's a very strong message. And certainly it's an empowering my heart, as I'm sure it's empowering the the viewers hearts. So we've mentioned this night, there's something this magnificent night that we must, you know, take into consideration. If we're not observing it, we must observe it. So ultimately, yes, even sorry, if I of course, if we have time. You know,
some scholars said that the women during their menses and they're traveling people who do not have who do not observe a bladder during that night. He will not miss the whole opportunity if they were planning to do that a bladder.
So women on their menses, you know, they are not praying. Yes, they don't pray. They don't fast.
Same thing with women on their knee fast speed.
It postnatal period Yes. So are they going to lose the complete reward of Leila Takada of Baja? One of the earliest scholars said no, they will get something Allah Allah Allah Allah is most the most generous. So Allah Allah, Allah Allah will give them same thing with our Messiah for a traveler who did not manage or who could not manage to do the young lady because of his journey otherwise, these days Musa ferry and those who are traveling, they can stop in any place and they can do a young lady. Yes, Japan, Doctor a it's amazing to find out this information and definitely to put something in my mind as I hope you've put something into the viewers minds to take this into consideration. So
let's take it forward now and start by saying what do our can we make in this special time?
See, first of all, as we said, that the best thing you do in there tonight is to do a bad day in general and in particular to emulate because of the profit loss and I'm saying men are gonna pay Amelie, however, some scholar said, the Yama ln is not limited to prayer. Dua is considered to be part of the family. And in fact Sophia and a 31 of the early scholars, he said I prefer to do a lot of do in little other and in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, okay. There is no specific, no specific dua. But if we do the DUA that is probably Allahu Allah Anna said, or the DUA that the Prophet SAW Selim taught. Aisha Radi Allahu Allah, Allah, Allah, that would be better inshallah Allah to Allah
and he said, the wife of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said, Ya rasool Allah, if I were to miss Layla, so what do I should I do? We should I say, the Prophet SAW Selim told her a very powerful, very precise
bully say Allahumma Inaka for one to Hibbeler for five for a knee. Oh Allah. You are pardoning off pardoning and you like to pardon people. So pardon me. Subhanallah very profound, very precise. Definitely. Doctor, we have to leave it there on that note is a Pacific dua which is perfected in sha Allah, I hope the viewers at home you know, take that into consideration. Thanks so much for joining us in the studio disaster locker radical Luffy we might have an episode to talk about. Inshallah, inshallah. Well, thanks for watching your toe. Until next time, I leave you in the safe care of Allah assalamu Alikum welcome