Ramadan And Its Blessing
Channel: Hussain Kamani
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Jumuah Khutbah delivered at the Islamic Center Of Irving on June 2nd, 2017.
before we get started with the football I asked everyone please move forward to closing the gaps there are many people looking for spaces who wish to join us in the main hall so it is a journal of Ramadan so trying to close any gaps you have to your sites fill in as much as you can try to make yourself look like you are in Salah. The sisters as well please close in your safe so we can accommodate those who are coming a little later into the main hall. Talking
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we think Allah subhanahu wa tada for giving us the honor and the opportunity to fast forward one week in this month of Ramadan.
One week ago, we were preparing ourselves for the first time we have prayer and there were uncertainties. How will the Ramadan be? How will I work while I'm fasting? How will I go to school while I'm fasting? Will I be able to attend for all week prayer? Will I be punctual and my recitation of the Quran? Will I be able to fast properly? These were thoughts that roamed our mind. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us with a month of Ramadan. And as it happens every year, that power that energy came from the unseen and we were able to carry our stuff out much better than we thought in the first week of Ramadan. We read our report on we fasted we did our Deacon, we
attended the prayer. We were a part of the community we came to the budget for thought the community developed in the build together now what has
happens is that this is the point where one week interim avant, we started getting lazy. This is when you start telling yourself that I've done enough, I'm not sure if I can do this anymore. I think I need a little bit more sleep. I think I need to cut back on reading the Quran, I shouldn't be an extremist, I should be moderate when reading the Quran. I shouldn't, you know, stand too long and put all with prayer, let me cut down the number of records that I attend. Or maybe instead of praying in the message, I'll pray at home, those of us who made an intention at the beginning of Ramadan, that we will not watch TV, this is where the TV remote starts looking more pleasing, and
more attractive. We start thinking to ourselves, let me go and watch the news. I won't watch anything other than that, just the news. Let me open up my Netflix account. And I only watch documentaries, nothing other than that. Let me go back to my Facebook, I'll do that let people I'll only read the posts that relate to alone that associate Allahu alayhi wasallam as if the rest of the posts are just going to delete themselves. Let me go back to that whatsapp group that I've been ignoring for the past few weeks over the past few days knowing that it's a distraction. And let me just check what people are saying. So all the barriers that we put up between ourselves and
distractions are now coming down. This is where people are reconsidering whether they should continue reading features of the foreign that they made a commitment to at the beginning of Ramadan, and all of the goals that we set before Ramadan started, we are re evaluating them. That's not how we should cope with that how we should conduct and hold ourselves in the month of Ramadan. We need to remind ourselves that it is this very same attitude and habit of ours that brought us away from spirituality and away from achieving our goals in life repeatedly. This is what shavon does to people. We know that shavon is locked away in the month of Ramadan. But the habits that shavon has
instilled within us remain with us. Every time we made an intention to achieve something whether that was attending the machine outside Ramadan, whether that was giving sadaqa outside Ramadan, whether that was going and taking a class at college or taking the Arabic class in the masjid, or attending the weekly pseudo Hanukkah, whatever class we made an intention to attend to when anytime we made an intention to improve ourselves. What happened was we started off very strong going to the gym on the first of January. And then a few days into it, we started compromising our intentions. And the moment we started compromising our intentions. That's when shaitan broke us down. Remember
what goes on in the law era, he says something very beautiful. He says the first sign of inconsistency is that you will compromise the schedule you set for yourself on day one. If you've told yourself that I will read my quote on after hours salon, do not substitute that time with another time. Because today you might read it after lohar. Tomorrow, you might read it after fudger. And then after you won't be reading it at all. This is the first sign of inconsistency. And if you're looking for sincerity and you are a bother, and this is something that's always advocated from the pulpit, and you may hear in the halaqaat and in the in the hospitals that be sincere, be
sincere. I asked my teacher once I sit down and share how can I be sincere. He said there are many signs of sincerity. But the greatest sign of sincerity is Tacoma. The laws will change, the situation will change. The circumstances will change. But if you're doing something for the sake of a law, you and your action will never change. You will continue doing what you do. There was a scholar.
There were multiple scholars and bustle. So there were students from two different scholars, they sat together when they and they were just having them lavaca speaking with one another one of them. He said, you know, oh my Sherif, he's so pious, and he's such a righteous person that he has x, y, and z miracles. And he started listing a list of miracles that his teacher has the second person, when he started introducing his shift, he didn't have any miracles because his shift was just a normal, boring Muslim. And he didn't have any cool things to say about him.
Later on that evening, the student went back the second student, he was sitting in front of a shift and his shift noticed that he was a little sad. He said, What's bothering you? He said, you know, earlier on today, we were sitting together with some friends and one of them was introducing his teacher. And he was talking about how you know supernatural his teacher is and how all the cool things he can do, and you can do nothing. So as Peter said to him, yes, it's true. I don't have any spiritual, any special miracles. But let me ask you one thing in the 10 years that you've been my student, have you ever seen me do anything against the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
the student of his said No, I've never seen you do anything against the son of the Prophet that allow it was sent him and this is where his teacher said it's the farmer to focal karma. That steadfastness on the son of the practice of law when it was said um, has more value than any miracle that a person walk in the water and fly in the air if they wish to. But that doesn't have value because a lot didn't tell you to do that a lot and until you to walk on the water or to fly in the air, a lot told you to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu it was sent him a lot told you to read the Quran, Allah told him to be consistent with your fasting and with your Salah, that was told
by Allah subhanho wa Taala and when Allah subhana wa
Allah instructs you to do something when Allah commands you to do something that that becomes the most important thing. So right now let the month of Ramadan passing by and as these days fly by who thought that we'd be sacked we'd be sitting here today saying that one week of Ramadan is gone and these weeks are just gonna knock over one after the other dislike dominoes 123 and before we know what Ramadan is going to be gone, what we need to do to make sure we make the most of this Ramadan is go back to our intentions that we made the beginning of Ramadan and renew them. You must renew what you had in mind before we move on started. What were the goals that you really wanted to
accomplish? What's the spiritual gap in your life that you've been dying to fulfill? If there is something that you've been really struggling to come overcome? If there's someone in this gathering who has a bad habit of smoking, you're a chain smoker, there is no better season in your life for you to quit then the month of Ramadan, because this month Allah subhanho wa Taala is supporting you. Allah subhanho wa Taala is helping you if someone has an addiction of looking at how long there is no, no better month for you to discontinue that addiction or step away from it. Then the month of Ramadan. If you have had if you have a habit of lying, cheating swearing in your business, or if you
can zoom in and you know that what you're doing is wrong and you feel that spiritual emptiness in you. There is no better month for you to fill in the hole in your life than the month of Ramadan because this is the month in which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam tells us Allah subhanahu wa tada has mercy descends down a lot some kind of Matata is forgiving mankind, people are freed from the fire of how the likes of you and I become the beloved's of Allah subhanho wa Taala but this is only for those who have a desire for it. If you don't have an intention to accomplish something in Milan, you won't be able to accomplish much in Ramadan because the principle of change is that
without a desire change never occurs in the law holla you don't have your phone Hata yoga util maybe unfussy him. If you want to change something in your life if you want to become a better husband, a better father, a better brother, a better child, a better student, a better teacher, a better worker, a better employer. If you want to become better in your life, you have to first desire it. You need to ask Allah Allah assist me in becoming a better human being. And when a pit when a person comes to Allah subhanahu wa tada with a sincere desire in their heart, it is impossible that Allah subhanahu wa tada will turn that person away. Allah subhanho wa Taala will send that person back as
a failure your Lord will accept from you, as long as you call onto him. Use this month of Ramadan to make your intentions. Where can you improve, sit with people who know you, and as bitter and as difficult as it may be for you. Ask them ask your child, where do you think I can improve as a father, it's a very tough thing to do. But trust me if your child is sincere, and if you've done your child's therapy or right so far, they will give you advice that you really need to hear, go and ask your spouse, where can I improve as a husband? Where can I improve as a wife, and if you have a good relationship, a sound relationship, they will give you advice that you really need to hear at
this point in your life, and then use real Milan to make that change, or Milan isn't only a bother. There's so much more to Ramadan than reading the Quran where that's really important. By the way, I'm going to encourage as I close off this lecture,
that we need to focus a lot on reading the Quran, we need to focus a lot on our Vicar and those are all things that are really important.
But as important as those things are the progress that Allahu alayhi wa sallam also taught the companions that use Ramadan as an opportunity for character reform, making yourself a better human being. He said a lot and he was said I'm said, if one of you gets into a quarrel or an argument, and things get carried away, instead of cons instead of engaging, continuously engaging in that argument, or even contributing towards that argument for the apple in the sign, say that I'm fasting because the fasting person shouldn't have bad character. A fasting person shouldn't get angry. A person messaged me earlier this week saying to me that I have anger issues. So am I excused from
fasting in the month of Ramadan? I said this person, you're looking at the whole thing wrong.
robot is supposed to help you with your anger issues. Let Ramadan help you let fasting help you. If you rise in the night and raise your hands in front of a law and you say your law I have anger issues I need to help you Allah soften my heart, your last shower my heart with your mercy, go and get professional help. Allah subhanahu wa tada will surely guide you. It's not just a matter of making da do is very important. But you have to also follow the means of curing the problem that you have. For those of us that are looking for an avenue or a way of how we can protect what we've gained in Ramadan so far, what we've built so far, and how not only can we preserve this, but how
can we build upon this, then know that there are some things that are very
important for you to incorporate into your Amazon. If you incorporate these things into yourself and into your schedule into your Amazon, not only will you preserve what you have, but inshallah you will continue to build on it, you will grow and grow and grow. The first thing, surround yourself by good people, surround yourself by people who care about taraweeh. If you sit and do a fight with people who don't care about taraweeh, you will miss your throwaway prayer, mark my words, if you sit if you sit with people, and if you if the people who you socialize with are people who don't care about reading the Quran, who are not punctual and reading their supply and demand in the machine, if
these are people who are not punctual, and 100, seller, if these are people who don't care about fasting, and for them fasting is just a hunger strike, then you will become that person. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam truthfully said, well, who will say you decide your thing.
Morality initially for young men, you will be you a person is on the face of his of his brother of his friend, for a young man, your colleague, so be very careful in who you select to be your intimate and close friend. Choose the people that are around you choose your company, any person that wishes to excel in any field in life will surround themselves by people who are experts, you sit with good cooks, you'll become a good cook, you sit with people that are healthy, you'll become healthy, you sit with people who are focused in life, and they have a goal to achieve, you'll become that person. But if you see with people who are so lazy and sluggish and careless, and you know
people who actually have no ambition in life, then that's the person that you'll end up becoming. The Companions became who they were through companionship, through their software with the profits of a lot of money with them. And that's exactly why their rank is irreplaceable, because no person can ever give you the Saba and companionship of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the second thing, whatever commitments you made at the beginning of Ramadan, renew your intention today that I will continue doing it, I will not give up. And wherever I failed, I will continue on from there making sure that I continue doing what I'm supposed to be doing in Milan. Making intentions is
one thing. Making intentions is a very important thing. But it's one component to the equation. It's not the full equation. After that making the of the intention comes a second step, which is renewing your intention. And this is where most people lose out. This is where they lose out the ability to constantly renew your intention. And that's why lots of data reminds us repeatedly in the Quran, to do the kind of Allah to the vicar of Allah to be in the remembrance of Allah. Because every time the tongue utters a La La ilaha illAllah Alhamdulillah Allah Akbar Subhana Allah, every time the tongue utters the name of Allah, it should be a renewal of your intention of why you are, why you're even
living your life, why you're doing the things the way you shouldn't be doing them. Why are you so obedient? Why are you a Muslim? Every time you do the could you remind yourself of that intention again and again. So renew your intentions today, renew them tomorrow, renew them a week from now, those of you who can constantly renew their intentions in them Yvonne will be the victorious ones they will be victorious at the end of Ramadan and they will find a lead that will not only be pleasurable for them in this world, but on that day inshallah these are names will be written on the registers of the entry of the people who will get entry into the gates agenda to the for those
inshallah and Ozzy's The third thing.
The third thing is that,
Don't sell yourself short on the good things that you do. What happens to many of us as we as we say, it's only thought our way of prayer if I don't pray method, always prayer, what change is not going to do for me. It's not like that always prayer is gonna make me a big person. It's only a small deed, forget about it. If I don't make three jewels, and I just read one jizz what's the big deal? It's not that big of a difference, let it go. Don't sell your good deeds short. Every good deed that you do with sincerity. You will find its reward with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Well not to cut the movie and come in hiding in the law. Whenever good you put forth a lot, every supplier law,
don't belittle your subtitle. Don't let someone come and tell you that your subtitle is not going to get you into agenda or you're not going to get you into agenda or your tutor got extra prayer won't get you into agenda because you don't know which deed of yours will get you into genuine use every moment you have will also be in the inside and a few closer, your time is running away. hustle and bustle. He he would say to his students, you are time as a minute leaves as a minute passes by. Imagine a part of you disappearing that you will never see again. Imagine your finger just disappearing and melting away in front of your eyes. That's the that's your relationship with time
as time passes by. A piece of view passes by why
Should I get a piece of meat passed by without doing something with that time? Do you think the lady who mumble mumble has a narrative? Do you think aside from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam Do you think the lady who gave water to that dog had she belittle her action with the progress that Allahu it was sort of mentioned her in the Hadees saying that she has promised genda? No, she didn't really she didn't belittle inaction. She did what she could the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told the companions never belittle any small action. So every good deed of yours, given its value, what you're doing is important, every verse of the Quran you read is important every fast, just the
way it is. It's important if you can make it even better 100 Thermal hamdulillah. And the last, and the most important thing.
When you see when you give yourself a schedule, or you give yourself a routine, and then you fail.
Most of us are inclined to just abandoning the act of that point.
So you tell yourself, oh, I skipped it one day. What's the point doing it now? Forget it. I skipped one. Tomorrow we have prayer. Now I've broken my routine. What's the point doing the rest of the week prayer, let's just skip it. And then you start skipping nonstop. I missed one fast forget fasting now. I missed one day of reading the Quran. Forget doing it all together. Now. Don't let that break you down. Know this. Every time you make a schedule or you give yourself a goal to achieve. It is very likely that you will fail. And when you fail, not if you fail, when you fail yourself know that that's a very natural thing. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
told us khulumani mahatva every set of automatic Salaam makes mistakes. Every human being makes mistakes every one of us does. It's not about making a mistake that makes you a good or bad person. What determines your value is your recovery. Well
how do you stand up again? So if you missed it if one day don't accept loss next day come earlier to the machine make Vica earlier come earlier and spend time and make glide online ask Allah Allah Don't let me feel today. Before you start your fast everyday Raise your hands and make law to Allah Allah let this be the fast that testifies on my behalf as I enter into the gates agenda for those inshallah Z's. Every time you fail, stand up again. Every time you feel stand up again, failing and staying down is not something Muslims do what we do every time we fall down, we raised our hands in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we ask Allah subhana wa tada to give us the energy to push
forward. I close off this discussion of ours, this reminder on this blessed Friday of the month of Ramadan, to encourage every one of you to not give up. Keep going forward, keep pushing. If you've done wrong so far and you haven't lived up to the Ramadan that you expected. Now is a time for you to change. Even if it's just a few days even if it's just a few hours. Find the moment in your day that you can earn your week that you can connect yourself with Allah subhanho wa Taala in this Ramadan try to find that moment that it's only you in a law and you raise your hands and you cry in front of Allah and you make the offer you're asking, how long are we going to continue to ask Allah
for wealth and not ask him for the real wealth which is the level of Allah subhanho wa Taala Let your heart melt in front of your Creator. Let your eyes cry in front of your Lord. Humble your knees in front of Allah Subhana home without a ring your forehead to the ground because that's the closest you can be to Allah subhana wa tada Allah loves the servant that is humble and Allah subhana wa tada dislikes a servant that's a that's arrogant. Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes them looks like a bat and those who think of themselves very greatly lower yourself in front of Allah this Ramadan, turn to Allah subhana wa Tada This Ramadan. Nobody knows whether they live to the next. Nobody knows if
they live to tomorrow. us today because what I'll study in San Antonio Houston a lot of takes an oath my time and says mankind isn't lost when it comes to time in the Latina amanu except for those who believe Well, I'm in a solid heart and they do good deeds will also be helped and they encourage one another to stay steadfast on the truth. They call one another towards ilaha illAllah. Muhammad Rasulullah will also have a suburb and they are there for one another as a structure to remind one another to be patient from on the worship of Allah Subhana home without a patient from disobeying Allah subhanahu wa tada and patient with the calamities that we face in our life. What sort of love
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