Self control in Ramadan

Hasan Ali


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The speaker discusses the importance of discipline in the entire religion, including the belief that everything is discipline. The speaker explains that discipline is not just a habit, but also a habit. The speaker emphasizes the need for individuals to practice discipline in their entire life, especially during their busy schedules.

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Another thing I want to say about Ramadan is that Ramadan, the whole month is 30 days of self control.

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What does that mean? That means I am disciplining myself, I'm not going to have any food, I'm not going to have any drink, that's fine. That's one discipline. I'm not going to sleep with my spouse, that's another discipline, fine. But at the same time, I'm also going to discipline myself with my eyes, with my ears, with my tongue, with my mouth, with my hands with the feet with my whole body, it's an entire month of discipline. What's supposed to happen is it's like it's like going for boot camp or training. You know, when you have certain teenagers, they go for a boot camp or something, you know, they were they spoiled themselves, and suddenly they get to boot camp. Now they have to

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get up on time, they have to do something on time they have to do through discipline. That's what Ramadan teaches us. In fact, do you know that our entire religion is based upon discipline? Why do you think we get up for Fudger? Why? Why is Allah telling telling us, you know, before the sunrise is get up these days, we're getting up at like, you know, five o'clock in the morning for further 530 in the morning for Fudger. Why? Because it's like, I want you to discipline yourself. Why is Allah telling us that you got to, you know, pray a shot, why is discipline? Why is Allah Allah telling us that you got to take this much money out of your wealth and give it in this discipline?

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Everything is discipline, the whole religion thing? Why? Why why do you think we know the whole whole religion is based around when the sun is here, do this when the sun is here, do this when the moon is here do this, why is discipline. Now Ramadan is another form of discipline, it's a discipline of the entire body, especially of the soul. So what we're doing is we're going through this training, so we're going to do a five daily prayers fine, we're going to have discipline of the night we're gonna have extra prayers in the night. We're gonna have discipline or when we eat and when we spoke not supposed to eat, but during the day of Ramadan and the night of Ramadan, they're

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supposed to an extra discipline, which is to do with the eyes is a mouth most of the places when we sin is through this that's why when, when we fasting Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said when one of you is fasting and somebody comes and argues with you, you're supposed to say you know, you're supposed to stay quiet and say in new sign in sign in I'm fasting I'm fasting meaning that please don't engage me with the argumentation the time not supposed to even argue while you're while you're fasting is a discipline when you when you you know when you're hungry people get grouchy people people will start to you know, it's time to start to argue fight whatever when they're hungry they

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do that so it's another discipline to have some Ramadan teaches you suffered somebody is a massive lesson of discipline, okay? Your eyes want you to look at something and say, Look, I'm fasting because the reward of fasting is is taken down. Once you sin with the eyes when you sin with the ears when you sin with that with with the tongue. So as soon as you've done that, then then you do the reward. So it's a discipline to do that. But why are we doing that long term?

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The main discipline is, as I'm going through Ramadan, I'm supposed to train my mind to think Oh, Allah is watching me, I can't do it. Allah is watching me I can't do it. So Allah is watching me I can't eat. Allah is watching me I can't drink. Allah is watching me. I can't you know, have the relationship I have with my wife during the days of Ramadan. Okay, Allah is watching me so I can't you know, have the habits that I have. Normally, you know, of eating chewing gum, most people, you know, inhaling wherever they inhale, they're not supposed to inhale that stuff anyway. But Allah, Allah is watching me. So now I'm supposed to be careful of what I say.

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And I'm supposed to be careful of what I see. I'm supposed to be careful of what I'm listening to. So when this Allah is watching me, Allah is watching me. Allah is watching me like this food, there's food in the fridge. I'd love to have that food but Allah is watching me, right? There's food or lying around on the table. I can't have that because Allah is watching me. You know I'm alone. I can have the food if I want. No, Allah is watching me. You know this Allah is watching me Allah is watching me Allah is watching me. It's supposed to be so ingrained in their mind that when it comes to outside of Ramadan for the next 11 months, I'm supposed to think Allah is watching me. Allah is

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watching me. Allah is watching me, I can't do this. Allah is watching me. I can't do this. Allah is watching me. I can't do that. That's the main discipline we're supposed to have by the end of Ramadan. And that's what Taqwa is. Taqwa is that a person always thinks Allah is watching me. And because Allah is watching me, I can't do this. That's the whole point of Taqwa. And Allah opened the verse in Surah Baqarah. So number two, number one a three he says, you know, fasting has been prescribed, Oh you who believe fasting has been prescribed on you and the people before you? So that La La Quinta tacos so that you can gain this mindset and is thinking that Allah is watching me Allah

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is watching me, so I can't do it. I can't see Allah is watching me I don't want to go to hell fire. Allah is watching me. He's gonna judge me on the day of judgment. And and that's the whole point of fasting

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