Channel: Hussain Kamani
Etiquette of Fasting
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dedicated testing, you should not confine yourself to fasting in Ramadan due by neglecting the spiritual commerce of voluntary x, as well as the acquisition of high degrees in upper levels of paradise. So here the amount was Allah tala era starts off this chapter by saying that do not suffice only with fasting in Ramadan. Because fasting in the month of Ramadan is mandatory, and that's the bare minimum every person must do. It's not that you should do it, every person must fast in the month of Ramadan. But along with the the five along with obligatory acts, now we need to add those things that are voluntary. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam tells us and tells us in the
Hadith, that the first thing that brings you or the thing that brings you most close to Allah subhanho wa Taala are your follow your obligations because they hold such high value. But then after you fulfill the obligations, now to continue that journey to get closer to Allah to get closer to Allah, He to engage in the novel. Why is that Rob de la banda Phil had to have up to the professor some says that a lot of it just says that you continue the journey of love to Allah by your voluntary acts and you keep doing your voluntary acts, you keep doing the voluntary acts, until finally last spondylosis Hata up to who that I will love that servant. So the journey of getting
close to Allah subhana wa Tada, the journey to loving Allah subhanho wa Taala is very easy. But yet there are certain things that need to be done along that pathway. And as we mentioned here earlier, like Ali, he can he makes reference to this business example. He says that in order for a business to be successful, actually, in order for a business to even be existent, you have to have capital, if there is no capital, you have no business, you can talk about all the ideas you want to, you can walk around with these beautiful folders with colorful pages in them, and show people that you have a business plan. But until you have capital, you have no business, when you have capital, you're in
business, because I'm gonna have to lie Allah says, when you have your father if you're in business, but now simply being in business isn't enough. If you have a business and it's not bringing bringing profits out, then you have a problem. You have to evaluate the business again, strategize again, plan again, then ask yourself, How can I make this into a profitable business, the amount goes on and on with the law. He says here, what you need to do first, is make sure you have the capital done, fulfill your obligations. After that we need profit. And the profit comes through the voluntary acts, it comes to the voluntary acts. So imagine the journey is from A to Z, your
voluntary act, your obligatory acts will take you through that journey. But at a point now in order to complete the journey, you need to continue on with your voluntary acts. So Herman was added on to the law, he's highlighting that and says, Don't suffice only with the fasting of Ramadan, because many people, they just do it in the month of Ramadan. And the next time they fast is the next Ramadan. And next time they fast is an extra Milan, and people who only fast in the month of Ramadan, sometimes it can be out of this attitude of laziness, that I'm only doing this because I have to do it. If I don't have to do it, I won't do it in our relationship, in terms of how we
worship Allah subhanho wa Taala is not because we have to do it. It's because we want to do it. And when you want to do it bother. That brings a different flavor of the vibe altogether spiritually, it elevates you a lot quicker. Yes, you will feel regret on looking up towards the ones who had fasted who had fasted extra fast, just as you look up toward brilliant stars, as they will then be in the highest of the high heavens. Because it says if you don't fast the voluntary Fest, on the day of judgment, you will see those who did pass the voluntary fast, they will be so high and so far ahead. Just as you look at the stars. Now how far is a star that you can see from the world? Any star that
you can see whether it's the sun or any star? How far is it from the world? Is it a stone throw away?
Absolutely not. You know, the light that you see from the stars today, when you go out of this budget, that light left that star A long time ago, it's not real time by the way, you guys understand that right? The light that you're seeing in the stars when you stand outside, it's not real time light that's that light in order to get to us and left a long time ago, and some of that light may have even left before we even came in. Not before definitely before we even came into existence. Okay, so so far ahead.
Because Allah Allah Allah says that people who do then allow fast those voluntary fast, that's how far they accelerate. That's how far your life will take you and those who stick with the five, we're going to be on the ground here. So there he's suggesting us that make sure you're engaged in unlawful fast so you don't regret it by seeing other people being way ahead of you. Yes, meritorious deeds that are mentioned in the traditions because of their special honor and the greatness of the reward received for fasting them or the day of not hearing them because the law is walking us through the different days that have been mentioned in the Hadith at some point or the other that
are recommended to fast on they're not mandatory, they are recommended. The first one even because it really says yours, yo moto Fatah, the day of alpha, the de Avada is which day
the ninth of the ledger, okay, the second day, the day of our shooter, what is our shooter which day is that?
The 10th of Muharram The purpose of the law holiday was set himself regarding the day of Ashura, the one who fast on this day, his previous sins, his sins of the previous year are forgiven. Just one day look at this, okay, remember, the voluntary fasts hold a lot of value as well, this one day of fasting on this day of Ashura the 10th of Muharram. It exploits the sins of the previous year. The third one he mentioned is while I should only Oulu means Elijah, the first 10 days of the month of the hedger the days that build up to eat the days that build up to read those days fasting also hold a great virtue that after that he mentioned well, actual Oulu Mirel Muharram, the first 10 days of
martyrdom, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said regarding the month of Muharram of the Newseum about Ramadan shout Allahu Haram, that most virtuous fast after the month of Ramadan are the fasting of the month of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the month of Alize, which month
Muharram is a month of Allah. Then after that the man was Elisa Raja and Siobhan. Larger in Siobhan are the two months that precede which month
Ramadan, okay. And this habit they mentioned that when these two months came nearby, the prophets of Allah holiday with some fasting in general just picked up, he started fasting a lot more than he was started reading the two hour long vaticanus theological Shabbat, Ramadan will love lessons in the month of Rajasthan Siobhan and allow us to reach the month of Ramadan, so increasing your fasting in these months. Yes, it is also meritorious defense to secret the sacred months are the shorter form laws which are mentioned in the Quran.
That allows which it says in the month in the year there are 12 months in in the inner editor shooting the light Rashad unforgettable that there are 12 months in the year out about one out of them for our sacred months. These four sacred months existed even before Islam amongst Arabs, they knew there were four months that were sacred. Three of the months come one after the other. And the fourth one comes later on in the year. What are the four months
in Russia and the first three lucado in Harlem they come one after the other. But however Roger, it comes later on in the year. So these years these months are very important. Which month of the year is lucado anyone know?
What number 11 the hedges was month 12. Mohammed movement first and Roger is a month there's Ramadan before that a Shabbat and right before Shabbat is brought up. So these months are the ones that are considered as the the sacred months Yes, with regard to each month it is meritorious to finance the beginning, middle and end of it as well as the white days. So there are narrations that suggest too fast the first day of the month, the last day of the month and the middle of the month. Why is that the scholars say the reason is because these days split out throughout the month will serve as explanation for any mistakes that were made through the month. Along with that it is also known the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went fast on the white days. Anyone know what the white these are? The white days are those days in which the moon is complete.
The white these are those in which the moon is complete. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do special a Baba during that day. And during those days, and those white these are the 13th 14th and 15th of the month. By the way, when you say month we're talking about the lunar month not the solar month. So you have to keep track of the birth of the moon. Yes. As for the week that Jesus said it Mangala is going to break down which days which which days in the week are now virtuous. So we talked about the month which days in the month, the beginning, middle and end, three white days, every single month these days should be fasted now, because Allah says in terms of every
week, which should which they should be fasted. Now he gave those he gives those days as well. These are Monday, Thursday and Friday, so expiate for the sins of the rest of the week by fasting these days. It was no one the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to fast on Monday and Thursday. The officer said him he normally fasted on Monday and Thursday and when asked
Why, at one point the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the reason why fast on Monday is because this is this was the day I was born in. And another narration deposit along with it was sort of said, these are the days in which the deeds are taken to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And when my deeds are taking a law, I wish to be in the state of fasting. No waiting for the reward of Allah subhana wa Tada. And as far as the month, the Friday goes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned that it is permissible to fast on Friday, as long as you add a day before it ready after it too fast Friday itself was something that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam dislike to
add a day before or after, then it is permissible to fasten that day to and it's a good thing as we read in the previous chapter in Joomla, because it's such a virtuous date. You don't have to delay it. If you remember we talked about this last class, he mentioned that you should save Friday, just for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. The other six days you want to go enjoy yourself, go into some other fun stuff, funky stuff, go play, you know, whatever you can do that stuff. He says give Friday only for Allah subhanho wa Taala them. You know, I remember, there was one Masjid they went to they had a very beautiful, very beautiful thing that used to do every week, every week, Friday
night, which was the night that proceeds Friday, the night between Thursday and Friday. The community members What do we have to offer the mustard. There was nobody on no lecture, no free food, nothing. Everyone just knew that on that Thursday to Friday night, they would come in the masjid. They would spend that night there and then go to work the next morning from there. But that was their night about the cup and it shows you how much importance these people gave to Friday itself that the night before the actual Juma prayer, they're giving that to making out the cops so they can dedicate a night for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. Yes, make up for the sins of the
month by passing the first day of the month, the middle day and the last day, as well as the white days and make up for the sins of the whole year by facing all these days, as well as the aforementioned months.
When you do fans do not think that fasting is simply leaving off eating, drinking in marital relations. I hear him a lot. He is taking us now to the spiritual dimensions of fasting. So we talked about when to fast throughout the year, you know throughout the year, on the month level on the weekly level, nine mazagan lyerly he's taking us off, is taking us way inside, and has brought us to the heart of fasting and Zambia for the lolly. He says to us that fasting is not staying away from eating, drinking and sexual intimacy. That is the legal definition of fasting to stay away from eating, drinking and intimacy. If you violate either of any of these three, then legally you're not
fasting. But beyond that there is a deeper meaning to fasting there has to be a deeper meaning to fasting to all of our Alibaba to our Salah there has to be a deeper meaning than doing will do standing and praying. When reading the Koran there has to be a deeper meaning than holding a book and reading it. You know when giving Zakat as I mentioned last week, you guys are one or two weeks earlier, there has to be a meaning beyond taking money from your hand and putting it inside a box a metal box with a lock on it that says like on the outside, there has to be a spiritual meaning to all of this. And the spiritual meaning is actually what takes you close to Allah subhana wa Tada.
You know, a lot of it says Notre Dame is salata lyrically, that establish your prayer, for my remembrance, but it's interesting because many of us establish prayer, but we miss out the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. During the summer, you're thinking of everything other than that, you know, there was an incident where
a person came to him Abu hanifa underlie, he was he had insomnia. He couldn't sleep at night. So he came to him and he put him into shift. I can't sleep at night, do something for me. Now, this is an interesting point, people come to scholars with their medical issues along those why Okay, it's like they go with their spiritual issues to doctors. Both things are no, no, you don't do that. You know, in order though, they have a saying they say neem Hakim Katara john nimbala treiman. Which means that half a doctor, he's not going to keep the world busy. He's gonna keep the he's gonna keep the graveyard busy. He's gonna make sure those who are working in the burial system, their business is
very lucrative, right? Nein Nein Hakim Katara john nee mula Katara. Mr. Half a scholar. He's gonna he's not going to take your agenda. He's gonna send you the other direction. So don't go to have big scholars a half baked doctors. Anyway, this person comes to you mama honey for the lady and said chef, have insomnia. I can sleep at nighttime. What is your advice? Say mom's Avraham Delilah is attune. I have a very good advice for you. He said what he said at nighttime stand
and make today casola. Then after that read zone so to speak so many times, then make another tutor casula then so on, so to speak so many times, make another tutor counselor. He said I want you to repeat this cycle of tutor gazzola in the speech so many times, at least 50 times 50 cycles. He came back the next day. It's a shift. I slept very well last night.
He said how it happened. He said I didn't even finish one cycle. I was incensed that I fell asleep. Right. And the scholars they mentioned the reason is because when a person tries to worship shaitaan comes and tries to distract you from that worship. Okay. I remember once my teacher told me
similar story, mala blossom. He said that one day he went to the hospital to visit one of his congregants, one of the congregants was sick. So he noticed he wasn't there. So he asked the family members, you haven't seen him in the budget for a few days. So they said that he is sick. So he went to the hospital to go to visit him when he went there. He asked him, I guess your brother, how are you doing? Is everything okay? He's a chef. Everything's okay. I've handed out the medications working, I'm getting a lot better. But there's a person next to me. He makes so much noise that I can't sleep at nighttime. So the chef said, shalom Shabbat kakatiya we'll go talk to him as well. So
he went to the next little cubicle they had there. And there was a white man there. He was lying there. And he was just, you know, moaning and making noise. So he went to the guy said, Brother, why are you making so much noise the guy next door he's he's in pain. He can't sleep because of you. He said, Well, I don't care. I tried to sleep at nighttime but I can't. So our shifts at him. I'll tell you something to do. If you do this every night you'll go to sleep. He said What is it? Is it before you go to sleep? Say Allah that word 1000 times.
He said Okay, go. So when he came back after two days later to visit that congregant of his again, when he went back to the moment he went back to the hospital, he asked that brother gets us a ticket. He goes has an Afghan about the ninja Ninja, that shift after you've left after you came last time. I've been sleeping beauty since that I've been enjoying myself. So he said, Let's go visit that guy again. So they went next door to visit that guy in the next cubicle. When he went there. That guy said, Mister, mister, I'm like I remember.
He said, Mr. Li come here. And he said, What happened? He said, since I started saying a lot before I go to sleep, you know, you know, inaudible there's a poem they say,
give me wha pasta hit the skin. tera naam kizad kidney robusta hit the skin Terra naam Casa neend kartarpur viaggia. t. Aramco said that how much how much tranquility is attached to the name of Allah subhana wa tada how peaceful The name is the name of Allah, that as you enter the name of Allah, you could be lying on a bed of thorns, but even then you can enjoy your beautiful sleep, right? Because of the name of Allah has that tranquility in a person. The point that we're talking about the point that I'm making is that when we do it, there has to be more than just the bare minimum obligation. And after praying Salah for all these years, and after fasting for all these
years, if we don't see change, it's probably because we're still working on the outer shell and we haven't gone into the heart of the Ebola yet. You guys understand that? That's what a lot of it just says, look around
for a little mousseline. May destruction be for those who pray? Why would Allah say destruction for those who pray? Those who pray they should be glad tidings for the destruction. But then the next verse clarifies it further allows it and says, I love you know whom Ancelotti him sanghoon. Those were forgetful in their prayer. Either they don't pray it all together, or when they're standing there, they're not focusing, let you know whom you're only showing off to people. They're not even focused while they stand in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. You know, there's an incident where there was a shift, he was getting Shut up.
And while he was getting extra Salah, after he finished the prayer, some of the brothers that were standing behind him, they said shift, you only read three record. The shift said no, I read for God. And they have this debate back and forth. They said no, three, he said no four. They went back and forth so much all these big brothers, big beards. It was a big budget. Everyone was fully all these pious guys were trying to convince the shift that he only had three rockets. He said, No, I only read four. That's another story. You can never convince him Allah in the scholars are very hard to convince Arjuna once they believe in something, then the whole world will change. But they're not
going to move in their position. So he said, No, I read four. They said no, you were three. So there was one guy who came from the back of the machine, he came to the front. So I don't know why you guys are debating here. I'm telling you Schiff. By the lord of Muhammad, I swear by Allah, you read three legged? So they just looked at this guy said, Where'd you come from?
For knows you. And you're coming. You're taking these big customs? What's your proof that I read through that God? He said shift. I have four stores on the way to the home every night I stopped as much as the British Chancellor. How do I got my econ?
And every record, I take accounting from one of my stores into Canada back in a day. All right. I've done accounting for three of my stores once left. So you've only read through like I promised by the Lord of Mama Mama salado center, right, and the shift then he read his photocopy again. So the point that we're making here is that look at look at the state of our look at the state of Nevada. Look at the state of how we're worshiping. Look at the state of our fasting, look at the state of our Salah, look at the state of our charity. It's become very superficial. And when a man because it really is trying to do right now he's trying to take us inside it and he's saying there's a spiritual meaning
to this. And at times we sit together and we think about the state of the Muslim ummah. Every day there's something or the other happening everyday is something or the other, someone in the world some kind of difficulties occurring. You know, just want to read the stories of what's occurring in Syria. It makes our hearts you know, melancholy
Hello but it feels like our hearts are stuck in our throat because of how serious the situation is there. And we love talking about this. You know the poet he says, Japan danika ha mo la mera Holic when the servant said to the lord, oh my lord, look up my state. Japonica mo la mera hardik NIDA I, even the appnana Maya maldek, Allah subhanaw taala responded back to him by saying, My dear servant, stop the complaints and why don't you look at your book of deeds verse? What have you done to please Allah that you're asking for the pleasure of Allah? Allah azza wa jal says no Quran or masaba coming we'll see within fabula customer ad Kumar, one pitied many things that we face many difficulties we
face in life are actually because of our own doings. So a monk was lightly here, like I mentioned earlier, he's trying to take us inside the depth of the spirituality of fasting. And he says, staying away from eating, drinking and in sexuality is something that's normal, anyone does this, everyone does this, this is nothing. He said, however, there is a greater meaning to fasting. And what is he saying? Yes, quite clearly, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, How many indeed are those who first get nothing out of fasting, see hunger and thirst. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself mentioned this, he said that there are people who fast and the
only thing they gained from their fast is hunger and thirst. As far as the reward goes, as far as spirituality goes, they're void of these things, because they spoil their fast how do they spoil their fast we're going to read that yes, or complete fast entails restreaming every part of the body from what alomost high dislike fasting is not only of the mouth and the private area, fasting of the of the entire body, your entire body is fasting, your hands are fasting, your eyes are fasting, your nose, your ears, everything your entire body is fasting from from you know, fasting, preventing yourself from harm. Yes, you must protect the eye from looking at things that are disliked the
tongue from uttering What does not concern you in the ear from listening to what Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the point that when you're fasting, control your tongue to the extent that if someone comes in argues with you while you're fasting, someone gets in your face. They're gonna have a fight with you get a little rough with you. While you're fasting. What do you say?
In this time, I'm fasting. I can't fight with you today. Come back tomorrow. That's not the other part is my part. Right?
If someone says to you, they want to fight with you. You say in the same I'm fasting. I can't do it today. I can't I just can't argue with you. I'm fasting today. I'm going to spoil my reward. If I engage with you, I'm going to lose my record. I don't want to do that. Yes, protect yourself. Protect your ear from listening to what a lot of the magnificent and majestic has forbidden. For barely the listener is a participant with the speaker, and he counts as one of the two bank biters. So backbiting is haram but listening to backbiting is also hot on because trust me, if there was no one to listen to backbiting with anyone back might yes or no, if you're going to speak bad about
another person. And I tell you, bro, you know what, I'm just not interested.
You're not going to talk about it and the story. But if I sit here and say, Oh man, please tell me more. Please tell me more about this person, as backbiting more and I see you're giving my ear and I give you even through text messages. Normally what hearing saw that we're hearing even through text messages, sometimes through text messages through emails, were backed by people through Facebook, we backed by people through our social media, we backed by people, these are all considered as part of the same category. If people didn't give you likes for your backbiting you probably wouldn't backbite if people didn't reply to your you know your your horrible text with an lol You probably
stop it because you realize you're late and people don't want to hear it. So if there was no one to listen to your backbiting, you wouldn't backbite that's what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, both are equally wrong. It's just like, just like the example. If there was no one to give interest, you can't take interest. You guys understand that? That's the purpose of the lahardee was set up said the one who takes interest is even wrong. The one who gives is also wrong as well. Both are equally innocent. Because if there was no one to give, there's no one to take. The sin is gone altogether. Yes, you must restrain all of the limbs just as you restrain the stomach in the private
parts for nutrition tells us five things break the fast break the fast doesn't mean you have to repeat the fast breaks the fast in this particular narration. It refers to it breaks the reward of the fast meaning these five things they suck out the reward of your fast and what are these five things? Yes, lying, backbiting tail burying the false oath and looking with lust and the profits that are
barely vesting is a shield. So if one of you is fasting, he should not engage in obscene talk nor behave foolishly. Then if a person is hostile towards him or insulting etc, I investing. Moreover, you should make every effort to break your face with lawful food. Now Mr. Rosati comes to the third part. He says when it comes time for you to break your fast, be sure the food you're eating is hot. Because how sad would it be that you made the full sacrifice fasting 15 hours, but at the end of it, you break your fast with the Hurrah morsel there goes a reward out there again. So make sure the food that you eat is hot. Make sure it's wholesome. The purpose of
Along while he was cinnamons haba had a very wholesome diet. Generally, what were the eating dates and water, not doubtful at all very clean, right? We have to make we have to make sure the food that we eat at home is also wholesome in our if thought, yes, do not eat so much that you end up eating more than you normally eat every night. So now mangani says, second point of thought first thing was make sure you eat hot. The second thing,
he says, or if third time, don't overeat, because one of the benefits of fasting is that you eat less. And when you eat less, you kill your carnal desires, you gain strength over your knifes, you gain strength over your inner self. And that strength is very important. It's kind of like the person who goes to the gym all day. But at the end of it when he comes out of the gym, he just can't stop drinking milkshake. He can't stop eating chocolate. This person is on cardio machine all day, but when it comes out of there, he's just eating junk and any popcorn eating Carmel popcorn eating all this junk. So now, yes, you went to the gym for two hours. But when you came out, look at all
the harm either to your body now. So it equals out again, it doesn't harm you more.
When it comes to your fast when the fast comes to an end, don't eat more than you average, you would eat on an average. There is no difference if you end up eating the same amount. Whether you do whether you do that in one meal or two. The purpose of fasting is to break your desire and weaken your appetite. So you can have the strength to increase your taqwa. If you eat in the evening, as much as you missed eating during the late afternoon, then there is no benefit in your fasting and you have placed a burden on your stomach. There is no container to
place the burden on your stomach. What does that mean?
You made it starved during the day poor guy and then you stuffed it at night. double punishment. Okay, you made it starved during the day and then at nighttime you stuffed it. So poor stomach mm kozani saying stuff. At least worry about your stomach you've started during the day and then you stuffed it during the night. It has to go to double the pay. Now yes, there is no container that allow multi dislikes more than a Sunday build was built with the lawful. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said this and Hadith that the worst vessel you can fill is that of the stomach. And not even because Allah said even if you fill it with halaal it's still not a good idea. You should
try to keep that vessel empty. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said to the Sahaba, la Nakuru. Hata Anna Akana Fela nashbar. We don't eat until we're hungry. And then when we do eat, we don't stop ourselves. So there's a moderation there. Okay, don't, don't eat until you're hungry. First, you have to feel the pain a little bit and then you go take a bite. And when you do take a bite, don't stuff yourself. Don't overeat. It's all about eating in the right proportion. So remember, the law says here that don't eat more than necessary. Now in 100 The purpose of the law actually the same Hadith you know the Hadith I mentioned the worst vessel you can fill in your body
is the stomach. In that same Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you have to fill the vessel, if you have to eat and give yourself a lot of food, then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gives us a very beautiful way to eat in the right proportions. He mentioned one third for food, one third for water and one third for air. Divide your stomach into three portions. Okay, so know yourself, at what point am I eating one third, one third, one third. And then after that you can eat according to that. Yes. Now that you understand the meaning of fasting fast as much as you can, for it is the foundation of acts of worship and the key to that by which one draws near
to Allah. Fasting is a very powerful tool to gain closeness to Allah subhana wa Tada. And it's the foundation of taqwa, the prophets of Allah, Allah. The Prophet of the Lord spoke to the young men One day, the young people, he said to them, get married young men. And if you can get married, then fast, because that'll help you gain grounding. That'll help you establish that duck will help you control yourself. It's such a powerful thing to make sure that we're always fasting. It builds great taqwa. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says in this Hadith, there's one or 200 300 coming ahead, that tells us the virtue of fasting. Yes, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam said that Allah Most blessing and exalted says, Every good deed is rewarded from 10 times to 700 times except for fasting, every good deed is rewarded 10 times to 700 times we know the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he was going to when he went on the night of ascension into the heavens. alausa wisdom gave him prayer. You guys remember that story? Right? How many prayers was he given initially? 50 and then he ended up leaving there with how many? Five and then a lot of people said to the professor lucidum that tell you how much to pray five and they will get the reward of 50 hoonah Hanson will not come soon. Tell them to pray five, but they'll get the
reward of 50 because each deed is a month minimum multiplied by multiply by 10. But it can go from 10 that's not where it ends. It can go all the way to 700. However, when it comes to fasting, Yes, go ahead. Except for fasting for indeed it is for me, and I will reward it allows me to it says however, fasting isn't out of the stadium is out of this world.
You didn't just say that you hit it out of the world. There's no number that we can put to it. For other things, we can say 700
That's a number, okay? But for fasting, it's beyond that it's beyond you, that's for me and I will reward for it. Yes, the Messenger of a loss. And I'm also said, by him in whose hand is my soul, the smell of the breath of a fasting person is more pleasant to a lot in the sense of loss. The center the person was fasting, usually the person who fast his scent, the scent that comes out of his mouth is foul, and the bad scent that comes out of his mouth isn't because of the plaque in his mouth. It's not because the the gunk and dirt in his mouth, it's because of the hunger in his stomach. It's that's what exits out of the mouth. This is not a justification that you shouldn't brush your teeth
with the days you're fasting. You're still supposed to clean your teeth, you're still supposed to do your miswak to keep your keep your mouth clean. But this is the bad smell. It comes from the stomach. The prophets of Allah azza wa jal says, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that this bad smell that comes from the stomach, because of a person's hunger for the sake of Allah is more beloved to Allah than misc. And this is interesting because you and I would think musk smells better. Yes or no. But Allah subhana wa tada is not about the apparent Allah is about the hidden
the Musk, it doesn't represent anything. That that's bad smell that's coming out of the mouth. It represents a sacrifice. And that sacrifice is beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala you guys understand that? Like, you know, the tear that comes out of the eye? Does it taste good or bad?
Doesn't taste too good, right? You wouldn't add it to your ice cream, would you? I mean, it doesn't taste too good. But Allah subhanaw taala says that here is most beloved to Allah.
The blood that comes out of the body, does it taste good or bad? Hopefully it tastes bad to you guys. Right? I know, there's this whole new craze about vampires where kids are acting like they like blood. like crazy guys, we're not supposed to like let us know it's it's impure. Don't drink it, don't eat it, right. But blood is something bad. But the problem is that a lot of them says blood that comes out of the body because of a sacrifice he made for the sake of Allah, his most beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's not about the tear of the blood, the tears of blood are just, it's just liquid. What Allah loves so much is a sacrifice that went into that tear coming out
of your eyes, and it loves the sacrifice that that your body went through for the blood to come out of the body. Yes, alomost wasn't an exalted says, Truly he has given up his desire, his food and his drink only for my sake. Fasting is for me, and I will give reward for it. So far that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, paradise has a door
through which nothing's entered, except those who've asked and once they have entered, it is closed. It's how do you this arrow to the right my body lyerly there's a special door in general called the yarn. The yarn needs to be properly nourished, to be properly nourished, according to yarn. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, On that day, only those people will be allowed to enter through that door who fasted abundantly in the month of Ramadan. Special Lord, just for those who fast they will be allowed to go ever and all the people who have fasted gone, those who fasted abundantly, once they walk through that door, then the door will be locked, and it will never be
opened again. That will be a special honor for those who fast. So Let's all make intention that we will fast abundantly say inshallah, that allows will allow us all to enter into the door into gender through the door of a young guru, I mean, now with that, we end the chapter of fasting. And with the chapter fasting, as we know, the first third of this book also is completed. And then he has some closing remarks. And then after this closing remarks, the first third of the book of beginning of guidance also comes to neglect. This much explanation of the outward aspects of obedience should surprise you with regard to the beginning of guidance. If you need to know about almsgiving, or the
pilgrimage or more about the prayer and fasting and seek it in what we have set out in the revival of the religious sciences. A lovely, you will find it there. So I'm on because it says Zakat and Hajj we didn't discuss it here because not everyone is, you know, it's not mandatory to have on every person something good with finances. So we've saved that for the original book, along with the and it's there, you can go to there for reference. And likewise, if you want more commentary on fasting in onsala, you can go there for that as well. Now note that with this mmm wasabia Delilah has walked us through a 24 hour day, he's walked us through the Avada the acts of worship that was
we should make on a 24 hour day. And this is something that's very practical. It's very easy. Most of the things that we read, we probably already know them. But we're not talking about knowing them. This book is not about I know it, this book is about I do it. You understand it's a different thing. It's a different world. We're not talking about words anymore. Now we're talking about action when wasabia holiday wants to bring once us to bring these words into action now. So that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to learn and then bring it into our action. However, if there is more that you wish to study again, there are so many other books out there that you can that you can
learn about. And again, notice that he was added on to lie only through this beginning of guidance, which is giving a lot of attention to the spiritual aspect aspect of things. Okay. Not the legal aspect. The legal issues were mentioned. But that wasn't the
That wasn't the purpose. The purpose of this book is to highlight the spiritual dimensions of Alibaba. If you wish to learn the legal aspect of Alibaba, then there are many books written on this. There are many ways to go out there and learn it. There are many manuals of fill that you can study and that are easily accessible and there are many classes across across the country and even locally that you can attend to benefit. So with that said, we have Delilah here he finishes off the first third of the book in Sharla. And as these are pray that Allah subhanaw taala allows us all to benefit from what has been said, that allows me that allows us to implement what we have learned was
that along with Allah Allah serum hamadryad early, he was having Samadhi