Ramadan Reflections – Day 14

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Hussain Kamani

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The Temporary Abode

2017-06-11 – Ramadan 2017

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You're listening to Ramadan reflections but with the same money this summer, Mufti Hussain will be teaching the Hadith intensive, students will study the different methods of compilation and preservation of ahaadeeth. The major role female scholars have played in Hadeeth preservation, the biography of famous Hadith narrators, as well as different collections and excerpts from famous heavy texts like Sahil Bahati. For more information visit Hadeeth intensive.com spent about 100 100 Allahu Akbar

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the human being has many flaws as Allah subhanho wa Taala created us we are in complete creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the sense that complete how Allah wanted us to be created, but we have deficiencies. each human being has their unique deficiencies that Allah subhanahu wa tada created us with, and Allah subhana wa tada very clearly states in the Quran. Allah call insano The IFA, the human being was created weak, you were never created fully complete and free of deficiencies with all the strength in the world that was preserved only for Allah subhanho wa Taala that belongs only to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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The scholars they discuss why the human being anatomy is called in Sun because the word used for in use for human being anatomy is ellenson. So why is a human being called Allinson anatomy? And it's a discussion that the linguists have. One of the more common opinions is that the reason why the human being is called in son, is because what Allah subhanho wa Taala created other monies set up a lot from kind of what Allah told him, that there was one thing that he shouldn't do agenda. Everything was permitted. One thing wasn't fantasy, however, he forgot. And he made a mistake, therefore making reference to that forgetfulness of other maladies that the human being is called Insan. Because it's

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amongst us, it's in our nature, to be forgetful. we tell ourselves something today morning, I'm going to accomplish it. Or on Sunday, you tell yourself this week, I'm going to accomplish this. But then two days later, one day later, we forget, most of us probably don't even remember what we had for five yesterday, even though you're probably thinking about it right now, or what we had thought earlier today, because we forget our mind, we enjoy one thing and then move on to the next we enjoy one thing we move on to the next. And this habit or forgiving, or this characteristic of forgetting sometimes can have benefit. If a person for example has a bad experience, the best way for them to

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get over it. One of the one of the good ways one of the many ways to get over it is to forget forgive and move on. However, there are some things that should never be forgotten. Because forgetting the things that are beneficial to you will end up leaving harm in your life. And that's exactly why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran was accounted for in the kurata and found meaning and give them the reminder for indeed the reminder is beneficial to the believer. The believer is constantly reminded in the Quran, you read again and again and again. To the Quran, Allah says do not take a remembrance from what Allah subhana wa tada is reminding you of what

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happens in the past what you're experiencing today in the present, what you will face in the future again and again constant constant constant reminders. The greatest reminder a person can engage in is in the remembrance of Allah subhanahu wa Tada.

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Now shaytani number one approach to a human being to misguide them, or to take them off a pathway that is that is pleasing to Allah subhana wa tada is to make them forget and making them forget what making them forget many things, making them for good, the good that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created in them, making them forget the energy they have to do the good that they wish to do. Making them forget about all the other good things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has promised them if they do good, making them forget about their ultimate purpose and focus in life. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, gullible to Hakuna Raja whatever una era that What a silly state what kind of

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interesting status as a human being that you love that which is immediate, and you forget about that which is everlasting, the dunya and everything that holds full metallic dunya clean the world and everything good that it offers is very little in comparison to what Allah subhana wa tada has stored for you in the hereafter. But this is again an attempt of shape on of making us forget and how to shed on make us forget, he put he occupies US and other things. So what happened what's happened to many of us is, even though we believe that the author is our ultimate destination, even though we believe the author is permanent and everlasting, even though we believe that we will truly be

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rewarded by Allah subhanho wa Taala in the era

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All of the great things that this world can offer can never match anything that Allah subhana wa tada has stored for us and we believe in these things, but shaytaan distracts our attention. And he makes you focus on today. Because things you're obsessed with today, you won't have the opportunity to think about tomorrow, or what's coming after that. And this is the this is a step one that shaytan takes to misguiding human beings. And this is repeating and repeating the Quran. He thought of himself he said to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. That was when it was a

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woman named Omar Ahmed and before that, there's one more word I'm forgetting it

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was it you know, anyway chiffon when he makes a promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala he says to Allah subhanho wa Taala that I will come to them while it will land in the home while a woman Nana whom Miranda whom Allah but other than

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that I will miss guide them and I will give them promises of the world. Make them see the pleasures of the of the homes and the houses and the cars and Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses this and another piece of the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while mo Anima amar lucuma Allah

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fitna that your wealth and your children are testable loss of Hannah horchata Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to use your wealth for a good cause. Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to do good with your children and leave them as an investment. But what happens is that very same wealth and that very those very same children shaitaan changes your perspective. They're supposed to be your investment for the asset or your children and your wealth. But what does shavon do? He says forget about investing it in the asset, invested in the dunya and be worried about investing in the dunya and make sure you keep getting your return keep getting your return. Your job is to protect your

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wealth, not spend your wealth, be greedy over your wealth every morning you wake up you should ask yourself, how will I earn more? How will I earn more today, at the end of the year if you if you need to decide whether this was a successful year or not. The way you do that is by reflecting over whether I gained enough wealth this year or not. And if I earned more and humble I was successful. And if I lost if my numbers don't add up then I was at last this year. We're allowed to come your own children are a testament Allah subhanho wa Taala in them and as well as you Kuma do what

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says sometimes shaytan takes your own spouse that is half of your deen and turns them into an enemy of yours, because you turn away from Allah subhanho wa Taala because of your husband, because of your wife, you forget Allah subhanho wa Taala because you're worried about your children, making sure you take them here, making sure you take them there and that they get to their karate session and they get to their kumaun session and making sure they get to their dance class and their music class and they go here and there you become so obsessed with them that at their cost you end up forgetting Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is a very big problem. You have to

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remember the sum value of every interaction you have in this world ultimately, is how that brings you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala if you have a friend in your life that takes you away from Allah, that friend needs to get the boot if your own child takes you away from Allah subhana wa Tada. You need to reevaluate that my child made me miss a lot sooner. My nanny Sam, he had horses. He loved his horses very dearly. He was he had a very close connection with his horses. You know some people that love cars, and they're very connected to their cars. He was connected to his horses, they were raised horses. He loved them very dearly. But what happened one day, while he was

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with his horses, he became forgetful of Allah subhana wa tada fukada in the above too humble, highly unlikely, Robbie. And he said my horses were the reason why I was forgetful of a law. And then he said, Take these horses away Rouhani get these horses away from me. I don't want anything to do with him anymore because they were a distraction from Allah subhana wa Tada. You know, one of the greatest miracles one of my teachers used to say of the companions was that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave them wealth. But the love of the wealth never entered into their hearts. They controlled wealth more skillfully, then a magician would control his snake. These people knew how close to let to let

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their wealth get to them, and how far to keep their wealth away from them. We are standing here to say to anyone and I don't want anyone taking them taking this message away, that we're saying that you should leave your jobs and not earn your money and not care for your responsibilities. That's not what we're saying. We never said don't acquire wealth, or we're focusing on is the love of wealth. These are two very different things. One thing that someone does something because they need it. And the other thing is you fall in love with that thing. When you fall in love with that now you become blind and deaf towards that thing. And you forget about the ultimate purpose and the reason

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why Allah subhanho wa Taala created you, the people who say I can't focus in my salon, the people who say I can't focus and Vicar, the people who say that I can't read the Quran for more than five minutes. these various thing people somehow miraculously magically gain the ability to focus, give attention and fully be, you know, be a person

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Present and aware at their work and at their job and things that they're obsessed with for eight hours straight, you know for things that they have love for because they know that if I give it my undivided attention, I will be given a check at the end of the month. So they believe in that reward. But when it comes to the reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala there's no belief in there. There's actually this is like the backburner thing, something that I'll get done, if I have the chance to do it, if I live long enough. That's why the young people say, I'll become religious when I become old right now my beard is still dark. Why should I go and start you know, doing X, Y and Z

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act of piety, I need to focus more on just partying and enjoying myself being religious is for old folks of the community, not for the young ones. This is all delusion. Nobody ever knew whether they were going to make it to the age of 30 or 40. Nobody knows if they'll make it to tomorrow. I'll have some kind of one without a sentence for a purpose of this dunya and that was to live a life of his worship. And if Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us well we should have Allah subhanho wa Taala we're thankful of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. We don't carry the greed of the dunya inside our heart, in order to in Persian actually,

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there's a small little sayings poem they say, they say abunda Ahmed, but I abunda Gibbon that means a servant of means to come, but I for the sake of Bunda Ahmed, but I abundante the servant came to serve Allah subhanahu wa tada Zindagi beiben Diggy Sherman the key, but a life without servitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala is actually a shame upon you, because you ultimately failed your purpose. Zindagi be abundant Diggy Sherman Dickey alive without a bada to Allah subhanho wa Taala without serving Allah subhana wa tada is a shame against you. And it's not for many of us, we make a life of piety, a personal goal. It's constantly encouraging the people around you to be a source of

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inspiration to the people around you. Many of us come and say that, oh, I don't have friends who inspire me to do good. The people who surround me aren't good influence. So become that good influence. If no one is there, then you need to become that good influence. You need to become that person who inspires other people and brings them closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala shaitaan will constantly put this veil in front of your eyes. And believe it or not tomorrow or the day after will wake up again, with the very same dream is that we went to sleep a few days ago before with of living in that huge house and driving that sports car, you should watch when our youth watch TV and

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they're seeing, you know, a nice sports car on the screen, people start drooling, because they see the value of that they see the the bling and the glamour in that, but they forget about the item. And that's why these reminders are so important. That's why these reflections are so important to remind us that there isn't a car in this role that can ever match the pleasure of the euro. There is no lady or man who can who can possess beauty of the of the beauty of the era. There is no house in this world. We've asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for the houses of the dunya When was the last time you and I sat down and we made a law to Allah, Allah give me a palace in Jannah to inshallah, when

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did we sit down and make thicker? Do we not know there are so many ways for a person to earn a policy agenda to do we not know that everything we're investing in, we can earn that many more folds in the IRA if we ever wanted to. So the summary or the idea that I wanted to really convey today was the people have remembrance. The people of Vicar, Vicar, people who are always engaged in remembering shavon is trying to make you forget your goal. There's one narration that says, I'm gonna be alone one had a ring. And on his ring, he had something inscribed. And whenever he would face a tough decision in life, or if his heart would desire wealth, he would look at the ring and he

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said, My heart would calm down. You know what it was what was inscribed on his ring, it said, Gotha bill motiva death is the best advisor, he would look at that and remember that a $5 million house isn't going to help me when I die. Whenever his heart would feel the desire to wear a nice, elegant garment, he would look at it and say, death is the best advisor because there's no pleasure in the dunya knowing that ultimately, it all comes to an end. That's why the pleasure of the agenda is so great, because it never comes to an end. Every pleasure you build in this world will ultimately come to an end. So enjoy what Allah subhanaw taala has given you. You don't need to forfeit it. But

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remember that Allah gave it to you and you have a responsibility to give it back to other people. You have a responsibility to be thankful. Just today morning I was we were starting our fast at home. And before we started our fast we made do as a family and I was telling the kids that we make dua to Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala today provides for the hungry people across the world. And I was sharing the story with them that I was in Sharon, Massachusetts. Earlier this year, was it last shredder recall. And it was young. I went there for Jim I saw this one young kid he came to visit me his name was Ahmed. Many of you may know this, Ahmed, because he later on wrote a letter to

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President Obama, which became a very big letter. It was all over the news. It was a big it was a big moment.

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So this afternoon I met him when I was there for gemasolar. He was in the community. He came in, he met me. And Subhanallah when I saw this child, I only saw him smile from the moment he met me till the moment he left me, always happy and joyful. And when I met him, I noticed that he was he was injured. He was actually in a home that a bomb fell on in Syria. He lost all of his siblings. If I'm correct, he also lost his mother, too. And he lost both of his arms. And he came to America for some sort of medical purposes, some kind of I'm not sure if they were going to give him a prosthetic or something. But he came here for some sort of a natural cure. And I met him and he was the happiest

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person in the world. He was happy. He was looking at me. He said, I'm so happy to meet you. He said, How are you doing? And he was so excited. We sat together, we ate, he never one complained, could never once complained about not having both arms. He never once complained about losing his siblings. He never once complained about losing his own mother. His father, on the other hand, was sitting in the corner crying, because he saw his child and so much joy when his child should have been full of pain. When I saw this child, I told the story to my kids today. And I said to them, this is what you call sugar. That I'll give you two hands. Yes, he gave you two hands that Allah

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give you a plate. He gave you a plate that a lot of you at home, he gave you a home he gave you a bunk bed you asked for it, Allah gave it to you. So we don't fall in love with Allah, what Allah subhanaw taala gave us just as Allah gave us today, there's a kid waiting across the world who wants food and they're waiting for you to give to them just as a last panel without a gift to you. The moment you think you own your stuff, the moment you think you earn your stuff, that's the moment that you forget about the people around you. Because they aren't in need of it anymore. And neither do you have a right towards them. But if you remind yourself that what was given to you was gifted

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by Allah subhana wa tada then you will always push yourself you won't need a fundraiser to stand in front of you and say donate for the exotic cars or donate for water or donate for x y&z no one wanted to come and stand and tell you that because you'll remember it was given by Allah and as easily as it was given by Allah that's how easy it can be

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taken by Allah subhanho wa Taala as well. We're pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us people of remembrance, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us people of sugar. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us people who are generous and also and for runners and giving back to others and the cause of humanity was that along with that, and I stood on home in Santa Monica, Santa Monica