Ramadan Reflections – Day 22

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Hussain Kamani

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Preparing To Meet Allah

2017-06-19 – 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 there's been a lot of fun Oh, Haman, humbler?

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100. Allahu Akbar, Latinos, Papa

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sanada sudo sudo Hata millon de la de la skia was happy he left the AMA, but

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there are very few things in this world that are certain.

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Some things we view them to be certain that we will definitely achieve this. But the reality is, that's just the way we perceive it. Their certainty in itself is not certain.

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The one thing that is without doubt certain that every human being will accept regardless of their faith, which part of the world they live in, or which language they speak. That certainty is so clear that a loss of honohan without a not mentioned it's reality it's truth once in the Koran, but multiple times. And Allah subhanahu wa tada brings one particular verse three times in the Quran and identical verse, addressing that issue again and again and again reminding us that as certain as it is, even when you're reading the column of Allah subhanho wa Taala Don't forget this thing. And what is that? Allah subhana wa tada says kulu knifes in the equatorial mount, every human being is going

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to leave this world. Don't let this rogue make a promise to you that it's certain, because that's how we view it as human beings, that everything in this world is real. And everything in this world is everlasting. And everything that I can touch and I can interact with in this world is the end goal, the end game, this is your clean, this is not your clean. What you have in the road in front of you is something that's temporary. If you're looking for certainty, then know that certainty and have the ultimate eternal certainty is what Allah subhana wa tada has prepared for you in the hereafter. Depending on what you do in this world. Depending on how you live in this world, there is

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no doubt when a person goes to sleep that they are sure that I'm going to wake up you know, for the one who Allah has written life for it's like when you go to sleep, no one's expecting to sleep for 10 days straight. No one is expecting to sleep for three days sleep three days straight. You tell yourself I'll go to sleep. If their alarm wakes me up, I'll wake up six hours from now, if this alarm doesn't wake me up, I'll wake up eight hours from now, but I know I'm gonna wake up. When we're fasting. We know that if our time is gonna come, you know in a few hours now if thought time will come I'll have my thought just as we know with certainty that our day will end or our day will

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start where as we know food will be delivered to us. We'll walk through the door and meet our children. We need to understand that death has that very same certainty. And the thing with death is that it will come to you regardless if you want to go to it or not. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding this and they'll put on a nama Taku remote Welcome to Raja macheda wherever you are, death will come to you. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who has ability over his servants Allah subhanho wa Taala has full control over his servants, while while hudl Folk everybody he will you will see Ronnie Coleman, half of all Allah subhanho wa Taala has appointed angels who are our guards

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as well but at the same time when Allah subhana wa tada commands them when Allah subhanaw taala gives them the command that take the soul, right the walk for total suitor now will allow you for return. The angels extract the soul from that person, and that person can do nothing about it. Tomorrow do it Allahu Mola, hueman Huck and every single person sitting here will have to part with their body because the body was a vehicle given by Allah subhanho wa Taala our souls were created before we entered this body and our souls will continue to live even after we leave this body in the hereafter for those who do good Allah subhanho wa Taala will give them bodies that will be suitable,

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honorable and beautiful to enter into the gardens of genda. And for those who do bad Allah subhanho wa Taala will give them a body that will give them a very crucial experience of the punishment of the Fire of Hell. Don't that don't dedicate your life to serving the vehicle. Know that more than the vehicle is a spirit that's actually making the journey, the route that's actually making that journey. And it's that route that we need to make sure we nourish. That's what the month of Ramadan is about. It's about spiritually nourishing yourself, maybe physically starving ourselves. Why are we physically starving, starving herself to spiritually nourish herself Allah subhanho wa Taala

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tells us that Allah upon so you may gain taqwa. So you may gain gone caught God consciousness, the prophets that Allahu alayhi wa sallam again and again to

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The Companions that never forget death, a funeral vichara hajiman love that. Remember abundantly the thing that will crush your desires. It's like someone who goes to buy a nice expensive car, they have their card that they can drive and that takes care of their needs. But they think you know what, let me live a little extra. Let me let me enjoy the luxury a little bit. Let me treat myself, Let me treat myself in the dunya. And when you go to buy that car, it's as if the problem is that a lot of money was spent on missing remind yourself up theater with vichara ha de la reminders of the of the thing that will crush all of your desires. Because no matter how expensive your car is, one

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day, either It'll leave you or you will have to leave it one of the two is going to have to walk away. Is it really important for you to make such an investment into something, make payments and payments for years and years to come? For a house that ultimately you're going to leave? Someone else will take the profits that Allahu alayhi wa sallam said in the narration that when a person passes away, you have to make your thought fair just now we have karma hidden yet about who Allah Who am Allah? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? Who am I? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, When a person passes away, three things follow that person. out of them, two things stay behind. And

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one thing follows that person all the way through the three things that follow that person or that person's family, your wealth, and your good deeds. The two things that will surely return. Your family will leave you behind in that grief. Believe it or not, I was one side agendas. I'll never forget this. This was in Chicago. I was one side agenda. As I saw a young friend of mine, Rocky mohalla. He passed away he had a bike accident on Lakeshore in Chicago. He had a bike accident, bike accident, he flew off his bike instantly fell, he passed. So he was my age. When they when the time came for his janazah. I still remember that we were we just finished off his burial. His parents are

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crying, they lost a son who was in his early 20s.

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That someone's calling me. They lost their son who was in their early 20s.

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And we finished off the burial. We were leaving, the father came to me and he was crying. I said uncle What happened? He said my son over there, can you please have a word with him. And I saw the other son, he was sitting by his brother's grave. He was taking his finger and he was trolling it in the ground. And I said to him what happened? He's a chef. I just want to hug my brother and one last time. And I said this is exactly what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that when we have those that we love, we don't honor them. And when they're gone, we think about the moments that we lost, and what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us and this is the part of the Hadees

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that reminded him that ultimately, every one of your family members will leave you, they're gonna have to go back home, invest in your family members, give them hedaya give them guidance, be someone in their life. But remember that even your own spouse and your children can sometimes be a test from a law where they distract you from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Your own children can be those people, your own spouse where you think I'm trying to make things right for them, I'm trying to make things right for them. And I'm not saying you should neglect your kids in any way at all that that in itself is a violation of Islam. But I'm talking about people who are constantly concerned about

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their kids, their kids, their kids at the cost of losing their personal relationship with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. I'll give you an example. A father who says that you know what, I'm still concerned about my child going to their kumaun or going to their karate class or their Taekwondo class, whatever it is, or mother having that concern. And while they're taking them, they're bringing in the back. While they think they're serving their child at the same time, the child has missing his foot off, the parents are missing their setup. What kind of relationship is this? every relationship we have should ultimately prepare us for our ultimate relationship, the greatest

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relationship, the relationship that we are bound by because the Quran tells us that this was the purpose of our creation. And that relationship is with the lust of honohan with Allah, that relationship is that what a Buddha that we are servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala the month of Ramadan should remind us and let us remind this very little remind us very clearly that this world and everything in it will ultimately come to an end. The Prophet said a long way it was set up very beautifully recited the eye of the foot onto us. kulu Manali, her fan, everything in this world will perish every person to your right every person to your left, one by one each person here will leave

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the scholars they say prepare for your death and make dua to Allah in these blessing nights. Yeah Allah give me death aneema and say I mean, Oh Allah let us die with the last words on our tongue being La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah let us die in the world in a state that our hearts are pleased with you and you are pleased with us. Yeah, Allah the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in one beautiful narration, he said either, when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam finished off burying a particular companion Jabba the Allahu Han says that the Prophet said a long while it was said on one day, he was at home and this is before the prophets that allowed a

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Senate passed away. And he said a lot who it was to them said Leia mutanda arducam illa.

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billah is one that none of you should leave the world until you make sure your perception your thought of Allah subhanho wa Taala your vision of Allah subhana wa

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Allah is positive, that you have a good positive, strong, merciful relationship with a man I say merciful because thinking of the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada with hope and Allah subhana wa Tada. You have seen above and below that you have good thought with your Creator with your Allah. However, the scholars do say, even though this is not an ad, but the scholars, they say there are certain actions, that by doing these actions, it is very likely, from their observations or sharing that we've seen people who do these actions, they die with certain hakima still haunted by means that their death is a disliked death, not something praiseworthy or honorable, what are those four

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things? The first thing they say,

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is

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a person who is disobedient to their parents. Very rarely have we seen that a person who swears up their parents speaks back to their parents physically hits their parents, and believe it or not, this is actually a thing, right? Those who do these sort of things don't realize what they're doing and how they're destroying their assets, and how the doors of genda are possibly being closed on them. And that's a discussion in its own book on holidaying, being disobedient to your parents is one of those things that leads a person to sort of hashima The second thing is fathers they say is to be light to be careless when it comes to sell off the How will the seller to be careless when it

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comes to solar, it'll happen if it happens, not giving that attention. If you do not make your demand you do not make your concern going out of your way of preparing for Salah remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala if you don't remember Allah subhanho wa Taala then remember that what Allah subhanho wa Taala says nice to LA ha panacea home they forgot Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So when there are times of need Allah subhanho wa Taala subsistence Allah subhanaw taala has mercy did not come to them. The third thing the scholars they say shootable humble, which means to drink alcohol and intoxicating oneself. This is a major sin. And out of all the sins that affect that intoxicants have

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on human beings is very unique because it's not only one it's not just a personal impact, and toxic cases are such that every human being has a desire to some point to run away from their pains in life. And what better way to run away from your pains in life than to take something that intoxicating intoxicates you instead of standing up to your pains in life, looking at it in the eye and saying that you are what brings me down and I will turn you around, and I'll make sure I fix it. When a person starts using intoxicants. They become addicted to it, their life gets flushed out, and with their lives getting flushed down the people around them, who they are responsible of their life

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also get flushed down. And when this becomes a communal issue, you have a whole generation whose lives are literally being flushed down, literally being flushed on last year I got a phone call from a young man, young man, how to the Quran. Allah protect me for even saying this. I don't say this in any way, this disrespecting that happen. But just showing the state even the young kids killed children in our community who have memorized the Koran, their status such that they are spiritually destroyed. Because memorizing the Quran, this is a whole different issue. But memorizing the Quran in our community is something that people do as a parent. they memorize it without knowing at all

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what they're actually reading. There's no spiritual development in the process. This young man called me, he said to me right now that something really bad happened, I saw what happened. He said, Well, there's a person in front of me who just overdosed on heroin. I said, Why are you calling me I can't help you. I'm in another part of the country. Why don't you call 911. He said I did. They're coming here right now. So later on, I spoke to this person. He said that that the ambulance came, they injected him took him to the hospital revived him. This young man he Allah subhanaw taala gave him another chance at life. He woke up came back to the very same place where his buddy was still

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sitting. this other guy Hafiz guy shooting himself up, he came back right to this place. And he said, I don't know why you call the ambulance Shut up, let me die. He then overdosed a second time. And this time he actually died.

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And I had to go stand in front of his four kids.

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And his convert wife.

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And she's looking at me, and I'm looking at her. And I had nothing to say, I just said to her, if you give your permission, I'd like to take your kids out to get some doughnuts for them. It'll make them happy today. I'm sure they're very sad that they lost their father. And I took them up out of the house for a little bit. But other than that, this is what happens when people are intoxicated. This is the sort of effect that has going ask a wife whose husbands and and who intoxicates himself, go and ask a parent Whose child is constantly drinking away or a child whose father is constantly drinking away, they are destroyed. And our members are not addressing this issue. We as community

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leaders, and I speak to myself first. And as a community, we're not addressing these issues, because we're too afraid. We feel like it's taboo. I have parents coming and telling me last time I talked about marijuana and a community. one parent came and told me that Why are you talking about things that don't relate to the community? Nobody smokes marijuana. I said Where do you live? Are you kidding me like the people that I know they're eating this stuff in their brownies. They're dipping it in their tea and they're like, you know, that they're pulling it out of the pocket.

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In jelly form and they're just doing it they have lip balm that looks like that. That's marijuana like, name a thing for me, there's probably a marijuana substitute for it. And you're telling me it's not a major issue? Are you kidding me? These are problems that we have in our community. And we have to remember in the month of Milan, this is a time for us to spiritually change. This is the time for us to cry in front of a lot. Go through your rehab, seek assistance, but ultimately know Allah subhanho wa Taala is mckinleyville

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Allah subhanaw taala is the one who

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he turns the hearts you need to ask Allah Allah give me tofu. Yeah, Allah give me he Daya. Yeah, I love hearts are plagued with these intoxicants, remove them from us. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said himuro Jamal, if that intoxicants are the root of all sins. Once a person is intoxicated, once they get started, then all the other sins one by one, you name it Zinn, as on the list, you name it, stealing is on the list, you name it, fraud is on the list, you name it, lying is on the list. And then they lie and lie and lie so much that their own family members are saying that we don't know if we can trust our relative. If you have someone who was struggling, don't become

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angry at them know that shavon has taken benefit of them. shavon has used them now you are responsible. Take the responsibility on yourself to help them to get to rehab. Help them to get to people who can help them, encourage them Be patient, walking away from someone who's already on the ground is just too easy. That's not what I'm asking here today. What I'm asking you is that if you know someone that's struggling, stand by their side, because one day they are going to pass away and if you can be by their side to bring some light bring some guidance in their heart maybe they'll pass away with you die inshallah when Aziz and Allah subhanahu wa tada will forgive you even Allahu

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taala Allah subhanho wa Taala warshauer has mercy upon you. And the fourth thing that Crothers is saying, is causing harm to other believers. When we see people who are so careless about other human beings that all they care about is themselves and they cause harm to people by cheating them by harming them in any way and there's a million call the infinite number of ways that human beings plan and scheme to harm one another. When this becomes your father. Let me just be the one who gains let me be the one who gains forget everyone else forget everyone else's benefit. When that when you reach that state that you do not care for the creation of Allah that Allah subhana wa tada also has

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an appreciation no care for you. And this is actually established in the Hadith of the prophets of Allah while he was sent him where he said a lot one day was sent him said I'll call query Allah for humble healthy eat Allah man acid ala le that the creation are like a pillar of family of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the most Beloved of Allah subhanaw taala his creation is the one who takes care of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Tada. So if you look at the full Mohan if the reverse meaning of this Honey, what you learn is that the one who is abused into the creation of Allah is the furthest and the most distant from Allah subhana wa Tada. There are many more actions that can

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be listed amongst those that take a person away from him on and can lead to a death that is not pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Tada. I looked at these four to give us all that reminder so that we may take these things seriously. And ultimately make dua to Allah that Allah make the last moments of our life the best moments of our life. Yeah, Allah make the best day of our life, the day we send it in front of you, you are allowed to make the most pleasurable moments of our life The moment you give us our book of deeds, and Allah means do not let us leave this room, but in a state that you are pleased with us and we are pleased with you. You are contented with us. We are content with you.

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You've given us good deeds to present in front of you on the day of judgment in Allah Allah mean give us death with a kalama La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, give us the burial of the graveyard of the prophets of Allah while he was sent him. Let us be resurrected in the company of the pious, righteous companions and the prophets and allow us first entry into paradise without any accountability at all on the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was that Allahu taala surah Mohammed Ali he was happy to rain tomorrow. Meanwhile, hamdulillah salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato