Ramadan Reflections – Day 19

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Hussain Kamani

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Softening Of The Heart

2017-06-16 – 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 spin off nano Hema comm to learn

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has an rst little studio apartment number one Juana early heliosphere was talking about

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the great hobby of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who the loved one

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who narrates the most a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam who was a companion who participated side by side with the purpose of the law while he was sitting in some of the battles as well, a very close student of the process that a lot of money was sent him. And from amongst us hobble so far these are people who dedicated their life to studying the deen. They lived right outside the machine, there was a little area where a group of them would live. They didn't have enough food to even provide for themselves because they dedicated their day and night to studying the deen. And it was the Muslims of the community who would come and provide for them, give them

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some food that they had, or whatever they gained from their farms, they would come and give them something to so this is the hobby I will put it on to the last one. He was on his deathbed and he was crying.

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One of his companions who was nearby he asked him, Why are you crying my cheek. So he said, Our in Neela of Caledonia come Javi I am not crying As some of you may think, because I fear leaving this world or because I have some sort of a regrettable regret that there was some pleasure of this road I wish I had accomplished or achieved or maybe there was something that I gained in this role that I'm too fearful to part from that or to leave that I'm not crying because of any worldly loss of mine.

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He said what I can add kiala body safaree Joaquin Leticia de I'm crying because the journey ahead of me now is very far. And I have prepared very little for this journey. I will read over the last one is making the statement on his deathbed. The journey after death is so far so far to go ahead of me. And what I prepared for this journey is so little of who they are their loved one kept crying. And he said we're in a state of peace with Ruth allergenicity Oh naam la de la at him. You have to be he said that the journey ahead of me is very far tomorrow, I'll be standing in front of the fire of how I'll be standing in front of genda. And I'm not sure which one of those two will take me whether

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I'll be honored to enter into agenda or whether I'll be punished and sent to the fire of hell.

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When we read these ahaadeeth and stories like this from the Sahaba it reminds us of how these people were always on their toes and concerned what would be their outcome in the hereafter. They were concerned about standing in front of Allah subhanahu wa tada with Marvin are fine with your loved ones story is a very famous one. His servant honey narrated that once I was one of your loved one, and I saw him stood at a grave. And as he sat at the grave, he started crying and he cried and cried and cried.

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He cried so much. So honey said to us man that often that guru Jenna will not when

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you think of genda you think of the fire of hell, or you're reminded of genda and the fire of hell. But you don't cry when Jen nine Johanna mentioned, but when he stood at the grave, you cry so much that his entire beard was soaked in tears. So when I found out the law, one responded back by saying that indeed I heard the prophets that Allahu Allah He was said, I'm saying that the grave is the first stage of the stages of the hereafter. Whoever is successful in the grave will find everything after that easy, and whoever gets caught here will find everything after that easy. And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I have never seen a horrific scene and as difficult as a

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stage that a human being will cross as the grave actually is. People who reflected people who were concerned that I have a quote on a sort of najem was revealed of a Manhattan detaljer Moon. What of Hakuna Matata Khun FM inhabit javita with this discussion, meaning the Quran with this hadith with this discussion dodgy Boone Are you in amazement meaning Are you in denial of what Allah is saying in the Quran? Was Hakuna Matata cool and you laugh and there aren't tears that come to your eyes after you hear about the nations that came before one. Cardinal Buddha was a mood from Africa for mono human carbon, as a lot of talks about in pseudo najem the nations that were destroyed before

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you read about them and somehow you think that you're different than them. You weren't worried about destruction.

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You become the very same people they were who were in contentment that we will never be punished for Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And then the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala came, you hear about their stories and you're stealing so much content and you laugh away and joke your life through as if there's nothing to be worried about. Why not the Quran and tears don't come out of your eyes. When this ayah was recited the Sahaba they say that's Hagia Sophia who were in the gathering, they all started crying, and they cried so perfect so profusely

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that juggler General de Moura whom Allah who do the hymn their their cheeks were wet in tears. They cried so much. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard them crying for the Muslim Yasuda less than a long while he was still him, become a home Baba kena ibuka he, the Prophet sallallahu it was sitting when he heard they were crying. He started crying too. And the Sahaba they said that when we saw the prophets of Allah while he was still them crying, tears came out of our eyes. It was a domino effect. A group of us hobbles to realize that they shouldn't be where they were spiritually at the time and they should have been crying in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala as they heard these

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Ayat of the Quran and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam saw his beloved Sahaba those Hagia Sophia, who gave everything for the deen they were in tears. The prophets went along while he was to them started crying too. And the Sahaba sitting around said if the Messenger of Allah is in tears after hearing these Ayat of the Quran, how can our eyes remain dry and they also joined the prophets of Allah while he was crying. As the group was sitting together again, this narration is narrative a month, but he hooked it up to LA yadi and a shotgun Eman And I'm I'm stuti also narrated, I'm proud to belong to La Jolla and others also narrate this honey. They say after every one of the gathering

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was crying, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then said

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the person who cries out of the fear of Allah will never enter into the fire of hell.

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And then the Prophet said a lot of money was sent him said, and a person who is persistent with this obeying alarm will soon see a person persistent and disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala liat, that person will not enter into paradise, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the companions, and if you did not sin, a loss of time with Allah would remove you and bring a nation that did sin, because when they would sin, they would then repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and as that they would reflect over their own sins and their flaws and their weaknesses and how many times they fell down. It would bring tears to their eyes. We've been talking about this for so many days

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and I've been encouraging this crowd. I've been encouraging myself that has a time not come for our hearts to go soft No. has a time that come that we make this a concern. Has the time not come that we think and ask ourselves how long will this drought remain in our eyes and how long will our hearts be rusted and be distant from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Enough is enough. We have to stop this drought. And this drought will only stop once we lower ourselves in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. we humble ourselves in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. We stop being arrogant. And we understand there is no reason for anyone in this gathering and I speak to myself first and foremost, to become

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much more in and have contentment that Allah subhanho wa Taala has no right to punish me on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when I do them and if so who? Hahaha what Amana? Allah and Imani the foolish person is the one who has high hopes of Allah and you know hopes that Allah will give this a lower give that when our actions don't add up to it. The scholars of the past that would read the ayat of the Quran, they would cry, they will look at the fire. There's their narration from it, but not above the law. And if I'm correct, we're gonna miss it alone, one of the one of the two companions, he was walking past a blacksmith, a blacksmith and he was beating

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metal. And he stood there and started crying, and one of his companions asked him what brings tears to your eyes. He said, this will happen to me on the Day of Judgment. If I don't fix myself today, constantly worried constantly and concerned. You don't find

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anyone wearing a shirt walking around Medina Manoa hashtag first to go to Agenda even though he was promised by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Jenna more than one occasion. How many times because there was a concern of a worker Cynthia Guardiola one when he appoints a loved one as Khalifa against Amara Viola Juan's desire when he appointed Almighty Allah Khalifa Amaro de la one tangible bucket and he complained, you appointed me halifa when I don't want to be halifa now go back to the Guardiola. One responded back to him by saying, if you wanted to be halifa I would have never made you 75 so come close and listen very carefully to me. Abu Bakr was in the final illness

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of his lifetime. And he said to him, I'ma

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be fearful of Allah. He's saying this to the person who is appointing him as Khalifa. He said, be fearful of Allah, to the point that if someone told you that only one person will enter into the only one person I'm sorry, be fearful of a lot to the point that if someone if someone were to tell you that everyone is entering into gender except for you, you fear that you are the one person who isn't going and agenda and be hopeful of a lot. be hopeful in a lots of data to to the point that have somewhere to tell someone or to tell you that everyone is being sent to the fire of hell but for one person, you

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Hoping Allah that you are that one person. Allah subhanho wa Taala your connection with Allah subhana wa tada is such that you know that your man your Rahim won't punish you because your heart has loved him and the heart that has a love of Allah subhana wa tada and it will not be roasted and burned in the fire of home. But at the same time, you're concerned that what if I fall short? What if I fall short? I've seen this communities that are religious people that are religious, they feel that they can take the back seat I'm certainly glad that I noticed this. There was a time I spoke to one of my friends I said to him, that whenever I go to a community that's more conservative, more

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religious and I do a fundraiser there no one gives anything. It's as if there had been a community I don't need to give any shuttlecock my gender. You know, I have my beard and Sharla that's my agenda. I you know, I try my salon. That's my agenda done. And you go to a community that may not be so practicing people give, they give they give. It's as if these people have become content. And this crowd right here is constantly worried what if we made a mistake? So these people even though they become the foreigners, they become lazy towards the end. And these people even even though initially they may not be the foreigners, but that constant concern like the Hadid said, had you not sin,

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Allah would remove you and bring a nation that would sin. So they were constantly be worried. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us what he said even I don't know what my fate will be. If it isn't for the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada. That's the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So I want to close off this discussion that we've been having having over the past few days with a brief

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few points. Because the question now is that how do I build the softness in my heart? How can I bring tears to my eyes? And that's an incredible thing. Mahalo. Harada describes it, how do I actually end this drought? How do I start crying in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So for that, there are a few points of scholars they recommend. The first thing they say, if a person finds their heart to be really solid and hardened, and they can't cry as a result of it, the first thing you need to do is you need to increase the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because Allah Subhan Allah subhanaw taala says no Quran, Allah be decree law. He taught my Indian guru verily to the

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remembrance of Allah, do hearts seek contentment. That's why you'll find the old people of our community. They're always doing Vicar and they're always crying in front of Allah when they're making their law. Keep doing keep doing the kind of Allah subhana wa Tada. As your heart softens. You'll notice that your eyes will also soften inshallah when Aziz, Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you that tier that will testify for you on the Day of Judgment. The second thing that scholars they say, build a relationship with the Quran. Because reading the Quran reflecting over the Quran, will soften your heart as I quoted yesterday, the verse of sudama either what you ask them your alma

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Zilla Allah rasa Lee, for you know whom to feed the Filomena dump that when they heard the verses of the Quran being revealed, that were revealed to the Prophet that a lot of them they started crying, sit down and reflect over the ayat of the Quran. And trust me, for every person, there is an ayah that strikes their heart You will find your Ayah to if you told me as a Muslim today that you don't have your favorite I have to put on after living in Islam for 40 5060 years. You haven't read the Quran yet? This is the state of the Muslim Ummah today, if you ask them what's your favorite I have to put on they have no idea because there is no relationship with the flood on that same person has

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a favorite ice cream by the way. That same person has a favorite car by the way. They have a favorite restaurant they have everything favorite but when it comes to the salon, there's no favorite I haven't interacted with you look at the Sahaba they have their if they would say when I read this I every time tears come to my eyes. When I read the ayah la de la Hobi Akram and hockey mean, my heart cracks open because I know Allah subhana wa tada is the most just judge and if he judges me on the Day of Judgment, I will be held accountable but Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So read the Quran, find your verse that connects with you. There was one sister She called me once from

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England. She had some sort of an issue. And her story was very interesting. At the end of it, she says that, you know, I made this big mistake in my life I shouldn't have made I went to the the ISOC is what the MSA is called an England Islamic Society. He said she said I went to the MSA and they had a little masala there at the university. I opened up a Koran. And she said I hadn't touched the Koran and so long since I joined college, I just messed up in life. I lost my way. So she said I sat down I picked up the Koran. And I opened up put on I put my finger on the first verse that I opened the page to and she said right there Allah subhanho wa Tada. He said, Yeah, he bought the Medina

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sort of Allah and to see him la takamoto Muhammad Allah, all my servants who've wronged themselves don't become despondent of My Mercy. She said, I read that I and I sat there and I cried and cried and cried. It's as if I needed someone to talk to me and I opened the Quran and Allah subhana wa tada took a hammer and hit me right on my heart. That don't give up on me. Keep coming to me. I will keep giving you read the Quran. build a relationship with a put on. The third thing, avoid sins, because every time you commit a sin, it leaves a dark spot on your heart until you continue to sin in your heart is covered in darkness.

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Which then leaves you in a spiritually void place? As I was, as I recited to you yesterday that I have suited with a 15 caliber, L. Ron, Allah pulumi him, mechanics, even the hearts have rusted as a result of our sins. Learn to stay away from sins, cut them down. The fourth thing, don't be content with where you are in life. Desire, more desire more closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't be don't feel comfortable thinking that I've done so much in my life already. Allah subhanho wa Taala will surely give me agenda because you never know where you're going to be until you actually leave the world until your books are not closed. You don't know what the next line is going to be. And

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there isn't a person in this gathering who can be content and say that I will definitely die on Amazon. No one knows that. So why not continue asking a lot? Yeah, Allah give me definitely man. Yeah, Allah give my children that funnyman Yala. Be happy with me on the Day of Judgment, keep trying to grow, keep trying to grow. And the last thing which is the most powerful thing as a scholar, as they mentioned, make it a habit to have a daily reflection over death. And Hakuna Matata

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Hakuna Matata macabre, your desire for abundance will crush you until you visit the graveyard. Because when you go there, you'll realize that the people in these graves yesterday were in the streets and they were young. They were playing sports, happy people in their career, married children, businesses, big homes, eight bedrooms, seven bedroom, they had the same thing that I had. The only difference is time. Their time came they left my time is today I'm here tomorrow my time will come someone will carry me to the show on their shoulder to their graveyard. And I'll leave this world and when I leave this world, how will my receiving be? Well Allah subhanho wa Taala sent

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angels with bouquets and in beautiful garments with beautiful fragrance to receive me while they read the article on a year to hand in energy in Arabic arrabiata Maria for the quality Reba diva collegiality on angels come with an appearance that will be displeasing and they will be angry. And when they take my soul out of my body, they will say, oh Crooked Man, oh, crooked lady, it's time for you to return to your Lord that you were in denial. And remember this. If you've prepared yourself to meet a law there's nothing to be afraid of. But it requires preparation. And the greatest preparation you can do is keep a place in your heart where you have love for your Creator,

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you're Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And don't let anyone ever occupy that place in your heart. It's for Allah. And I close with one Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said a lot of money he was sent him said one of my most favorite narrations, one of my favorite narrations and I share this narration with you today. Man have balika Allah habibollah

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whoever loves to meet Allah. Whoever's heart longs to meet Allah know that your allies waiting to meet you to know that your Allah loves and is waiting to meet you. While I'm Carrie Hanukkah Allah. Allahu nippo. And whoever has no desire to meet Allah to let that person know your Lord has no interest in seeing you either.

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Your Lord is not in need of you. You and I are in need of the love, forgiveness, Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and again, I close by reminding us all let this from Yvonne beaver on bond where that one sincere tear comes out of the eyes out of the love and loss of Hannah Montana. As the poet said, Ask the walkies Baba home Edita Juma My words are not lost y'all I can't speak I'm a sinner, I'm a criminal. I have nothing to say in front of you. But let my tears speak of what I brought in front of you today on law. My tongue has stopped but my tears they tell you your law, the love the fear the concern that his heart Has your love for you. I ask that you forgive us all. Yeah, Allah

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shower your mercy upon this gathering. Soften these hearts. Let these eyes flow in love for you. You know what I mean? A lot of these eyes to cry in your love and never ever let them go dry again. Y'all. Our hearts are wet, they are hungry, they are hungry for your love. It means shavon has cast that his magic upon us his fell upon us it I mean without your mercy. There is no way we can remove the shackles from our arms and our legs in our head. I mean, we raised our hands in front of you. And we ask that you liberate us from the spell of shame on you soften these hearts, lower these necks and allow us to be humble and prostrating in front of you for as long as we live while still

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alive without and I say that I'm Hammad saramonic rahmatullah wa Taala.