Philosophy of Fasting #25
Channel: Haitham al-Haddad
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Assalamualaikum and very warm welcome to the philosophy of fasting Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen. All praise is due to Allah, peace and blessings be upon Muhammad, the last prophet and messenger of Allah. As always, it's my great pleasure to have in the studio. Dr. Fatima Al dad salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Today, Dr. I want to talk about DUA and the virtues of dua. What before we go on, I just must stress on a point that when we stopped on the last episode, which was rushing the Quran, you mentioned basically sometimes when the imam or whoever is reciting the Quran, they just recite very quickly and rush through with the the Quran. Tell us the
importance of this Because certainly, what's coming from you right now is the important message that you want to tell me and the viewers at home. Okay. Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah I guess you meant to say the importance of not rushing the Quran? Yes. Si,
la masala and Muhammad This is really I agree with you that this is a very important subject. In fact, I wrote about it and articles on the website you mentioned earlier. Yes. Islam 21 c.com. Yes, about those Imams who would rush the Quran. And I said, My dear respect to the brothers and sisters What is the main purpose of the Quran? Is that we act upon it Kitab NS Allahu La como Baraka Lea de baru it while yet at that Cara Alba kita Boon a book full of blessings that we have sent to you.
Why Lea W so people will do reflect upon it, and then it will lead them to act upon it well yet correct this is it means that they will have an admonition and then they will act upon the Quran. Right? So this is the main purpose of the Quran. That's why even much Oh, there are the Allahu taala. And he said, read the Quran. Don't read it quickly. No, and don't throw it as if you are throwing a cheap date means you just throw it without let it affect the people who listen to it. Yes, this is the spirit of the Quran. And he said before in the idea of his top at the miracles of the Quran, and let the hearts be moved by the Quran. So how can the person who is just reading you
cannot Wallahi I when I wrote the article, brother, Rafi, I prayed behind that email, or they told me that there is an imam who is trying to finish the whole Quran in one night Subhanallah the whole Quran in one night and I wanted it and when I went to bed, you cannot understand what this Imam is reciting at all, let alone that many people are reciting the Quran just to quickly know respect to the Quran alone, that the Quran is sending the right message young people because once people do not understand it, then there will be no message. Definitely. And and see those people when they read it quickly. They go against the clear instruction and instruction given by Elon Musk, when he said
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the concern of yours that the concern of any one of you should not be to reach the end of the surah yes means or you just read read read when I'm going to finish the Surah Al has an adversity had a similar statement that read the Quran and it is shame on you that you do not think about something except to complete definitely. So the main purpose of the Quran that we listen to the Quran and let the Quran affect our hearts even if we do not understand exactly
What it is being said, this is different from just reading in a way that you do not distinguish the letters, the words of course, being that you just hear
something like this. And this is a humiliation, this is no respect. Definitely, I'm taking this platform to make it clear for our brothers and sisters, and in particular for the Imams to fear Allah, Allah Allah Yes. And to remember that the main purpose of the Quran is for the Quran to affect people, influence people to change people how when the people listen and try to understand or they at least recognize what is being read not not recognize what is being read on this issue is that okay? Let us finish the Quran. Complete the Quran, because the angel Jibreel completed the Quran with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam? Yes. Gibreel completed the Quran with the Prophet
salallahu Alaihe Salam, but both of them understood what they have been reciting the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam himself understood what has been recited, but not just to rush the Quran, complete the Quran without understanding what it is the contemplation. Yes, exactly that Allah, Allah Allah commanded us to do our Salah Yeah, to the balloon and Quran, Allah KHUDOBIN Aquila, don't they reflect upon the Quran?
Are their hearts been concealed? Yes. Okay. And Allah, Allah, Allah mentioned the issue of contemplation around the Quran, a number of ayat, and he told us that then the main purpose of
the reading the Quran revealing the Quran is to act upon the Quran, and this would not happen if the people do not contemplate, and the people do not understand. Dr. Hatem, you know, I just want to pick up on that point, because it's totally 100% serious. There's nothing more you couldn't write in words, Arabic, English, French, how serious this is. I was actually in a mosque where the Imam
was reciting the Quran so fastly and Maghrib time, I couldn't understand anything. I can understand the prayer in Arabic 100. I can recite the prayer that I can recite kulula HUD and he was is reciting the prayer. And it was like wherever. When it finished, I went up to the Imam. And I asked him, I said a shake. I'm so sorry. I had my friend who can speak Arabic. I said, but can I ask you the question? I'm only humble servant of Allah. I don't know much. But what I do know is we should not rush these words of Allah. What I asked him what are asked you on a day of judgment. Why did you rush the prayer? And why did you make the people behind you? Not listen to what you're saying? Yes.
Because of rushing. Yes. And it is a big problem. Definitely. I agree with you. That's why Quran is not present in our life. Quran is present in our life, as a matter of enjoyment. There is citation. Okay, and as if not came as even Tamia. Rahima Hola. Jota. Allah said that the people should put more attention to it to benefiting from the Quran, because that is the main purpose of reciting the Quran. In fact, you know,
see if Anelka in Rahim, Allah Allah Allah mentioned, that if a person reads one iron, and then it touches his heart, and then keeps repeating it, repeating it, repeating it, and he feels that every time it he repeats that I it cues him more and more, that would be better than reading a big amount. Without what without contemplation I see without letting the Quran treats his heart's problems. And he said that the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam has spent the whole night repeating one is pain to the bone for in the home ADA were interferon for in Atlanta as usual hockey the whole night repeating one Subhanallah and
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know Magoo, Leo women, are they Yo my APU nurse with me and he kept repeating this for the whole night. There are many stories many stories of the
All scholars those companions, who will repeat just very small sewers are very small verses of the Quran for the whole night. What does that mean? It means that the main purpose of reading the Quran is to allow the Quran to touch your heart and it cures the problems of your hearts. This is me, this is the philosophy once we talk about the philosophy of fasting and this is the philosophy of reading the Quran I mean the wisdom behind reading the Quran, Imam Abu Hanifa Imam Abu Hanifa his friend said that one time the Imam read surah Zilla it doesn't gelatin or Brazil's Allah, and Imam Abu Hanifa was praying behind him. After the Isha prayer. Imam Abu Hanifa sat next to a pillar in the
masjid and he was putting his hand like this, and he was repeating it as Zillertal out of those zils Allah Now see this Surah it doesn't gelatin all of those inshallah
we'll call an insulinoma I'm sure everyone heard that this surah
hundreds of many times, yes. Okay. And for whatever reason, Imam Abu Hanifa felt that to this Surah At that time, touched his heart.
So he wanted to he wanted more of influence of this surah on his heart, he wants his heart to be more affected by the surah. So he started to repeat to repeat it. And so he sat next to the pillar and he was repeating it, it doesn't gelatin or Brazil's Allah and reflecting upon it, right. The caretaker of the masjid said I came for Fajr prayer. And you know, at that time, no electricity, nothing. Yes. And he wanted to put the, the mitzvah, the lamp on us. Okay. So he said, I put it on. And I noticed that Imam Abu Hanifa was sitting on the same sitting that he said last night. Subhanallah so I came to him, and they said, Yeah, email.
He said, what's happening? He said, I'm about to make a done for Fudger
he said, What? So he has been sitting for the whole night repeating this surah So why P some people especially some people who attribute themselves to Hanafi school of thought they read Quran quickly. And they said the main purpose is to complete the Quran or to finish the course Subhanallah I just mentioned this in particular through Imam Abu Hanifa. To have just to show that even Imam Abu Hanifa Rahim Allah He understood that the main purpose of the recitation of the Quran is to reflect upon it. Yes. So, let it touch and move your heart. Definitely. Or doctor, we're a bit pushed on time. We're just going to take quick break. After the break. We're going to talk about the DUA and the
virtues of duels. Thanks for joining us in studio. We're just going to take a quick break. Stay tuned. A Salam aleikum, welcome
Salam Alaikum and a very warm welcome back to the philosophy of fasting. Before the break, we just took some moments to talk about the importance of not rushing through the recitation of the Quran. So, Doctor, I want to spend some time now at this part of the program to talk about DUA and the virtues of dua. You mentioned previously something that touched me about the DUA pacifically what should we say what do I or should we say? How many times should we say it? What is the Virtus on this? Okay, Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah.
See dua in Ramadan is very special. As for an in Ramadan is very special.
You're not in the AI the versus in which Allah, Allah Allah spoke about. Fasting in Surah Al Baqarah. Allah, Allah Allah mentioned, do
Allah, Allah Allah mentioned Yeah, you already know mental criticals only concern we'll come up with the ballerina and Kamala Kamala La Quinta, then Allah Jalla wa Ala after when I didn't Elijah I mentioned shahada Ramadan led on Zelophehad Quran to Allah Allah Allah Allah mentioned the Quran that's why we spoke about what the resultaten of the Quran then Allah did Allah
said, what either is a body underneath any body bone OG without a die either fell yesterday booty. Well you mean OB la la, la la homeopaths you don't. And then Allah, Allah Allah continue to speak about fasting. So
this means as many scholars said that
the month of Ramadan is the month of dua as well.
Because Allah, Allah, Allah mentioned in the middle of the verses that talks about Ramadan and fasting, and also, you know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself, he said that there are three dua, that Allah Allah, Allah, accept, and Allah Allah, Allah does not reject. One of them is the dua of the fasting a person. And the second one is that you are of the oppressed person and the third one is that you are of the traveler, yes, so they do have a fasting person.
And in one direction the prophets Allah Allah sallam said, every single fasting person has an acceptable DUA
and in one narration, the peroxisome said and this is next to the time he breaks the fast and sharply he Alright, so, da hullo in general is a very virtuous act, but it is more virtuous and it is likely to be more accepted. During what during the month of Ramadan, yes, and see.
As we are talking about dua, will Allah He might do respect to the brothers and sisters,
as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, laser Sheikh accommo, Allah, Allah human that there is nothing more honored by Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah Allah honors dua the most, what else we want? This hadith is Subhan. Allah is more than enough. Yes, so understand the importance of the and how Allah, Allah Allah likes to see in the IR to fasea What Allah Allah Allah says, We're called Bukom Do we need a steady block?
C means Allah, Allah Himself, He is saying, You go on Ask me. Yes, go on ask me, I will give you and and that's why there is a appointment Arabic of course, because we are talking about we are talking in English people might not understand it. But it says that the SIR the children of them become angry when you ask them and Allah becomes angry if you do not ask him.
People become angry, yes, give me this give me that. Can I ask you to do this? They become angry.
Allah becomes angry, if you do not ask him.
And that's why in the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu sallam said many of them Yes, Allah is
the One who does not ask Allah Allah will become angry with him. This is yeah, this is the value of dua, she Subhanallah In fact, you know, the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, I do,
Indeed dua is the essence, the essence of a badass, yes. Why it is the essence of a badass because as ignorant Rahim Allah, Allah, Allah said, He will you know, Blanca, him he likes to speak about the philosophy of the matter. He said, Because the person who is making it up, he, first of all, knows that Allah is there.
And this person he knows that Allah didn't know Allah is the only one to be worshipped to hate. And this person knows the equalities and attributes of Allah, Allah Allah, because I cannot ask Allah Allah Allah to give me something if I do not know whether Allah will fulfill this or not. Or imagine, do you ask a stingy person? Something
you do not ask? Do you know do you ask a person who does not who can't give you know He is helpless? You don't tell? You ask one who is generous? Who can give you is that true or not? Definitely mull over. You will ask the one who is forgiving because the one who is not forgiving. He feels reluctant to give you whatever you asked him for sure. So the poll
son who is asking Allah Allah, Allah Allah in his heart, that Allah, Allah Allah is able to give him so he knows about the power of Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah Krishna and he knows that Allah, Allah Allah is a medic, the king, yes, the controller of everything. He knows that Allah Allah Allah is what is generous. Exactly. And this is what Allah the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that Allah Who are you and kill him, Hey, you means Allah feels shy. And he's generous Phil, shall you forth? Have someone is asking him and raising his hands and then Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah just, okay, doesn't give him anything. And he just give him nothing. Allah, Allah, Allah doesn't do this cost,
this is his quality, deliver Allah. So that's why the person who is making dua of Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, he is in his heart at that time, he is doing the essence of a bad Yes. Because the towhid has been encompassed in his heart and the heart of this person. And knowing Allah, the Lord Allah knowing about Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah has been established in his heart. So see, this is a philosophy of exile fasting. Exactly. Dr. What's very clear to me is that it's all about the heart and the intention. Everything that we've spoken about is the intention. And I guess when people
take that time to reflect on their own actions, it's time to reflect right now, in this few days of Ramadan. Absolutely right. Yes, absolutely definite. See,
Subhan Allah, Allah is giving us this opportunity of dua, in one of the Hadith. Look at this. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, whoever asks Allah, Allah, Allah, anything, Allah, Allah, Allah will give it to him, either directly, or Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will keep it for him in the Day of Resurrection, or Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will what will will preserve him from bad things equal to the DUA that he made? Yes, exactly. So the abuser will call the law, the law to the narrator of this hadith, he said, Ya rasool Allah, then we should do a lot of dua, because whatever you do, has been accepted.
Either you will take it directly in the dunya or Allah didn't Allah Allah will give you something better in the Ophira. Yes, so Allah, Allah, Allah will save you from something were about to happen to you. But Allah didn't know Allah save you from exactly. So why don't we do a lot of the definitely, doctor hasn't, you know, I want to ask a quick question here. Regarding that some people may say I might speak to a brother. And I could say, you know, the brother say to me, you're Rafi. I was asking God I was going to our please give me a card. Allah please give me this Mercedes please. Allah. This is not what we should be asking for. See this?
No, yeah, yes or no? Yes, we need first of all to focus on the DUA that
leads us or that makes us righteous people, of course, and that is leading us to paradise. Definitely. And that was the main dua of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that was the day that is mentioned in the Quran. There are a number of verses. Jeff, I think we are running out of time for talking about the nature of the DUA that we can make. However, we can make the other as well. Okay, we can make dua for matters related to our righteousness, and our FIRA as well as dua for dunya matters and the Sahaba they were doing dua for both, just quickly before we head out. There the problem may be you are referring it is people make dua for dunya martyrs, and they neglect
making dua for Euro matters, of course, or to be righteous people. This is a big mistake. I agree with you. Definitely. Doctor, thank you so much. I guess we're going to pick up on the DUA, and next episode. Thank you so much for juniors in the studio today.
Well, dear brothers and sisters, I genuinely from the bottom of my heart, ask you to reflect on all these programs that we've been doing.
Until next time I'll leave you in the care of Allah I Salam o alaikum welcome