Philosophy of Fasting #26
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Assalamualaikum and a very warm 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 ultimate pleasure to have in the studio, Dr. Hatha Milan, Dad, I Salam Alaikum Dr. Ali Khan salam ala.
Well, thanks again for joining us in the studio today.
Dr. You know, we were talking about do art and the importance of do art in the last episode. And I want to take this episode also to talk about the do all the virtues of do our I want to say to you know,
what covered you're what are the etiquettes of dua
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim o salat wa salam ala Rasulillah.
There are a number of etiquettes and I don't know whether we can touch on them or not touch on them all or not. Yes, but the main point, the key thing,
okay, is to do, believing that Allah, Allah, Allah can fulfill you,
believing that Allah deliver Allah has the ability and power to give you whatever you ask, I say believing that Allah deliver Allah hears you, believing that Allah, Allah Allah likes this to
these elements. The Prophet sallallahu sallam said, Allah, Allah unto move in Hoonah bill each other and in the other. NARRATION that and do you know that Allah, Allah, Allah does not accept that you are of a heedless person? Yes. Oh to Allah. So do the translation of this. Ask Allah while you have full confidence that Allah will accept you do Subhanallah so this is the key thing, and that's why in the other Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam said, you said Yeah, but you had you command them your,
your DUA will accept it as far as you do not say, Oh, I made dua to Allah, I made to Allah to Allah I have been doing to to Allah and it has not been accepted.
Okay, so this is the key thing that you do do are from the bottom of your heart. Yes. I am Rahim Allah, Allah, Allah say that the DUA is like a sword. If the person who is carrying that sword is weak, the sword will not be effective, yes, but if they do, if the person who is carrying that sword is strong, he can make use of the that sword definitely is the same thing my dear respect to the brothers and sisters. And Wallah, he there are one of our Messiah, by the way, one time he and he told us not to mention his name. He said that he never remember any dua that he made. And Allah Allah Allah never accepted it.
He does not remember
Okay, Rahim Allah anyway, he does not remember any dua he made, that has not been accepted. And he I don't want to mention some of the things that he mentioned, of course, some dua that he was doing when he was young. And Allah, Allah, Allah gave it to him. Subhanallah Of course, he said, Yeah. And he said, I'm not talking about my righteousness and piety. But the key thing is, yes, he was saying, All My Children and because he was very old person, he said, Oh, my children, you unlike my children, just put it trust in Allah. Put your trust in Allah, that Allah, Allah, Allah will give it to you Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will give you something better. Don't say that and that's
so true. I just want to cut you off there. I'm so sorry to interrupt you there. One of my other
roles here toda TV is I when they do the hotpot and Mecca and Medina
Iris, I have to say it in English for the TV station. And one of the powerful you've just hit the the powerful statement that the a Sheikh said that if you're sincere from your heart, you have to believe that Allah will give and it's so surprising that you've mentioned something, again, that if you're sincere Look, somebody has told you everything that he asked for. Not things like money, Give me $10,000 Give me this. You're talking about reality and real things. Allah has given him this. Why is this? Doctor why is this? Oh, by the way, he said that he asked Allah, Allah Allah so many things for dunya Yeah, he gave us some examples when he was young, and he asked Allah, Allah for many
things, when he was young, and they were fulfilled so many things related to dunya. Yes. Why? Because the heart is communicating directly with Allah. Yes. Okay, yes, the heart is communicating directly with Allah. And Allah wants to see our hearts. Allah does not want the tongue.
Okay to true. We live after the Kamala, who below we feed a man from the tongue. Well, how can you ask you to come be my cassava or your bones? It is the heart. Yes, it is not the tongue. And as the prophets Allah Allah Allah sallam said, Remember, Allah does not accept the dua of a heedless person, or the heart or heedless heart, sorry, and a heart that is not conscious of what he is saying. Yes. Okay, because some people, they just repeat the DUA they don't know what they are talking about. They are not their hearts is somewhere else. And their tongue is saying something else. I definitely this dua by tongue is not accepted. Exactly. And here I would like to appeal to
all my brothers and sisters sure to make the DUA from the bottom of their heart. Exactly. And this is what the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam used to
this is how the Prophet SAW Selim used to make the DUA, he used to make dua and ask Allah, Allah, Allah and beg Allah then Allah Allah, really big Allah, Allah Allah. And that's why in one of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
that some people there might not be accepted directly because Allah Allah Allah wants them to make more Exactly Okay. And see, as we are talking about this, although the previous, some scholars said that it is a Hadith it is a weak Hadith, but anyway, it is an authentic statement. I want you to say something that accepting the DUA.
See, accepting the DUA does not mean that you will get the result of the DUA directly in the dunya. I say, yes. supplicate yes doesn't mean that you will get it directly in the dunya. Because we mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam said that the either will be given to you directly in the dunya or it will be kept for you in the Accra, or you will be saved from something bad of course about to happen to you. This is the key thing for the DUA and I would like to appeal to all my brothers and sisters, that you need to make dua in everything you want. To Oh Allah guide me or Allah guide my children. You have a problem with your neighbor, oh Allah guide my neighbor, my
neighbor, you have a problem with your car. Oh Allah fix my car. Yes, you have a problem at work. Oh, Allah helped me at work. Yes, you will have a problem in waking up for failure. Oh, Allah helped me to wake up for failure. Oh Allah guide my children. So they wake up for failure, oh Allah guide my wife or the wife says, Oh Allah guide to my husband, or Allah cure my problems. See many people
Subhanallah the last few months, I have been hearing so many stories about people having cancer.
Just recently, one of my cousin's had breast cancer.
And people when we hear that people having cancer and all of these problems, they go for chemotherapy, they go for all types of
treatment. And the last thing they do is do a
while if they if it was the first thing for them to do dua, Allah, Allah Allah will accept it. Of course Subhan Allah I remember I started a very amazing story. See, or maybe we are not talking in a very structured way but this is the nature of the nature yesterday. Yes, when we talk about the philosophy of fasting and
their wisdom behind it, their wisdom behind all actions we do.
Ibn Kathir in his book, I'll be die on the higher mentioned a very amazing story by Akbar. Akbar was one of the leaders of Muslims who opened parts of Egypt. And he opened Tunisia. Yeah, he was the one to open Tunisia and conquer Tunisia. He wanted to establish a masjid. Sorry, a capital for the Islamic State. Right? So, they found that a place called Cairo, Juan is the best place to establish the capital city. But they found that it was full of wild animals.
What you call snakes? Yes. Wolves. And those who are this? Yes. Those kinds of animals, right. So what did he do?
What did he do? SubhanAllah. Amazing. He wanted to the place the place was in front of him. And he stood up on a hill. And he raised his hands. And he said, Oh, Allah Subhan Allah, Oh Allah, I asked you to command those animals to leave the place to vacate the place for us because we want to build our city. There's
the one who narrated this hadith. He said, By Allah, I saw the snakes leaving the place and vacating the place. By Allah, I see the wolves carrying their, their children and leaving the place vacating the place, because of what because of the dua of
enough Subhanallah do we use do like this? No, not at all. Doctor when when when, when people having political problems, social problems, economical problems on countries level, the last thing we turn to is who is Hola. Hola. Hola. And the first thing maybe we turn to is maybe America or superpowers or yes, this they slip. And we don't turn to who? The real politic, the source of power. Yes, the controller of everything. Allah, the One who, the master of everything, of course, the one who can destroy us all, and the one who can provide us all and that does not diminish his kingdom that does not diminish his wealth. Subhanallah talk to you. That's all we have time for right now. We'll pick
up on that straight after this quick break. Stay tuned, we're just going to take a quick break. See you soon. Salam Alaikum welcome
Assalamualaikum and a very warm welcome back to the philosophy of fasting.
Well, Doctor, before the break, we were talking about the virtues of the world. And we reached at a critical point by saying, you know, a fascinating story about standing on the hill and asking Allah to to remove the animals from from where they wanted the to build their city. So let's move forward now doctor and ask the etiquettes of there are
Bismillah salat wa salam ala Rasulillah. The first ticket that we mentioned and it is the key, a ticket you can say is to ask Allah Allah, Allah believing that Allah the Lord, Allah will give you asking Allah Allah, Allah with the present taught, not while your heart is somewhere else, of course.
The second one, although it is not as important as the first one is that you ask Allah, Allah, Allah by His names and attributes that Allah Allah, Allah, Allah likes the most. And that's why it was the etiquette of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, or the habit of the Prophet sallallaahu salam to praise Allah, the Lord Allah in the beginning and he said that the DUA that has no praise of Allah, Allah Allah in the beginning, might not be accepted or might not be raised to Allah Allah Allah Allah.
This is another important etiquette also. Other than that, there are some etiquettes that are not that important. For example, facing Qibla raising your hands making being in a state of war though these are just air tickets that can be make they do better. Okay, but the first one is the key thing
And this gives us assurance that do Ha is a very simple ADA. Yes, it is. It is a bada. In fact, some scholars said that a DA is a very unique ABA because it is the only event that you can do at any time.
Subhanallah you leave home, you go, you go to your call. You can make your heart while going to your car, for sure. you restart your car, you make the DUA. Okay, when you ride your car Bismillah Alhamdulillah Subhanallah the Sakara Anhedonia canola McAleenan Allahu Allahu Allah Subhana. Okay, yeah, and you finished the DUA. And then after that you are driving.
You can make your, of course, and you don't need to move your tongue. You didn't need to move your lips, okay, you can make your heart by your heart, in fact, they do out by your heart is more appealing. Subhanallah why? Because it comes from your heart directly. Yes, of course, you can do you can make in your own language. Yes, that's the next question. I want you to ask you that, Dr. Latham because obviously, I'm English. And I always want to ask Allah to for goodness of everybody. So how can I do that? Because I can't say much in Arabic is the DA not necessarily to be read in Arabic? Because as we said, it is the act of your heart. Yes, it is the statement of your heart.
Okay, so you can read it, even in your own language. And here, many people make this mistake, they think that the DA has a special statement or a DA has a special format. Yes, I say the only format is to praise Allah, Allah, Allah, to make salah upon the Prophet of Islam and to make dua in any language, anything you want. That's it full stop easy, you can do it anytime, exactly. Dr. Hatem. So even if I may say yes, of course, even when you make dua, that you can make dua while Institute you know, even in fact, so dude, and maybe this leads us to the second point, which is what are the best time today to make exactly but just before that, you know, one of the best times to do dua is while
you are doing sujood okay, why inside the prayer or outside the prayer, the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam said, the closest you become to Allah Allah Allah Allah is when you are to do or sujood is the closest time for you to be to Allah de la yes okay. So, when you make dua, while you are in sujood, if the Salah is not obligatory salah, if it is voluntarily Salah you can make make your own in your own language, even some scholars allow in your own language institute, after you finish Subhan Allah, Allah Subhan Allah, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah Allah Institute, you can make your own in your own languages Subhanallah that's amazing, because this is something I didn't know I thought himself,
okay, may Allah accept my dua in English, but now it's been confirmed that I don't have to struggle thinking in Arabic and not a panacea, just to to to confirm there are special dua that has been mentioned by the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam specifically for specific occasions. Yes, I see such as when you do that we just mentioned when you ride your car, right, okay.
Bismillah and then once you go into the car, and then Subhanallah the Sahara and Ilhan Omar Cannella homoclinic Allahu Akbar Allahu LaQua hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Subhana Allah how many Alana Turnipseed La Mancha de la fille I know like Zumba and so this is good to mention it in Arabic because this is what the Prophet SAW Selim taught course. Yes. Okay. Before going to the bread to the bed so yes, dua when you wake up from the bed and so on these kinds of dua is good to learn it yes in Arabic of course, until you learn it in Arabic You can't say it in English or any language of course it's good to learn it in Arabic however other than that the which is the
you can mention it in any language you want. Yes, that's definitely true there doctor because what you're saying to the Pacific do all such as the call journey, the bathroom going to bed waking up. These must be said in Arabic because these are Pacific meant
You need by Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. Exactly. And they, they, you know, if you just want to ask Allah, please Allah help us in this time of badness, please help us through this trouble, then this is okay in your language. It's great to know it because it's one of those things that you ponder upon when you're a revert. And we're doing this right, is this right? And sometimes you feel scared or ashamed to ask. Like, for example, you're a renowned scholar throughout the world. And when you see such people, even here, when we have Dr. Muhammad salah, I want to ask him, I want to lock him in a room and sitting there for one day and ask him all those questions. And
slowly, slowly, I ask, I knock on his door, and I asked him one or two questions. And I'm very grateful to have this opportunity not only to work on hotter TV, to but to have you on the show. So, you know, Doctor, I want to just ask you very kindly what what is the pacific time you mentioned? When in St. Jude that Allah will accept? Is this the best time because I heard if you make dua before Maghrib, I'm think Maghrib Amazon, rather than have Yes, Friday, Thursday, Thursday, I think you'll tell me more. But I've heard that if we make dua before Maghrib on Thursday, then this is the best time okay. But you're clear that there are certain times in which the DUA is accepted. Okay.
Let us revise to go through them quickly because I think we are a running node. Take your time. Okay.
The best time the best time is at the last third of the night. Definitely. We mentioned before right before when the Prophet sallallahu sallam said that Allah and this is great Subhan Allah himself descends to the lowest heaven. And he says, Many are the Rooney for a steady voter who is making the I will give it to him, many as a loony. Yeah, who is asking me anything, I will give it to him, who is making is still far I will forgive him.
Allah Himself and He is coming to us and he says, it's up to you. You want it to take it, you don't want it. Leave it is up to you. So shall we leave this opportunity? And that's why in one of the previous episodes, I said to my brothers and sisters, it is good that when you sleep, just wake up in the middle of the night and just say some dua to Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, it will be really great. So this is this is one time, another important time is between event and karma. You know, the prophets Allah wa sallam said, between then and a comma is unlikely to be rejected, or it will not be rejected.
Okay, then, another time for ya to be accepted. The just before the Maghreb off Friday,
just before the majority of Friday, not on Thursday, Thursday,
the Prophet sallallahu sallam said in in the day of Duma, there is an hour an hour means a short period of time, an hour 60 minutes. An hour means a period of time in which the DUA is not rejected.
The scholars have two opinions. One opinion says that when the Imam is on the member about to go for the Salah, and the second one, which is which is an opinion that was accepted by so many scholars, is the time before not only on Friday, on Friday, yes. And here.
I would like to appeal to our brothers and sisters. If this is the virtue of the app, and this is the case of the DUA on Friday, then my dear respected brothers and sisters, make sure you go to the masjid. Okay. As for men, they should go to the masjid for women, they can just sit and be ready for the salah. Because there is another Hadith that indicates that the person should be in a state of Salah in the state of Salah means waiting for of course the Salah. So go to the masjid, before more than 10 minutes before mothership and mix the Subhan Allah Allah, Allah Allah, ask Allah, Allah, Allah, anything. There is another Hadith that this hour Allah accept me. So you do accept if it is a
dua with something bad or a dua to break your the ties of kinship other than
that just make it more shallow. Do this.
And it hurts me. I know we're out of time. I'm so sorry. Okay, maybe if we have time in the next episode, I'm so sorry to cut you off there. Really appreciate your support in the studio today, Doctor. Well guys, I'm sure we hope you take into consideration what Dr. athermal dad has to say. Until next time, I'll leave you in the safe care of Allah assalamu Alikum welcome