Ramadan Reflections – Day 23

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Hussain Kamani

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What Have You Prepared?

2017-06-20 – 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

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spend a lot of fun on Hema COMM The law

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of hunger Allahu Akbar or salmonella, a budding Latino stuffer

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40 million via early heliski I was having my bad

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there was a great scholar by the name of Houghton Aslan Rahim Allah hautala.

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a pious person who Allah subhana wa tada had blessed with many deep thoughts. We read his words, we read his teachings, and we reflect over them until today.

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Earlier today, I was reading through some sayings and teachings of Hotham, Allah some mohalla. And there was one that really stood out and it fit in very well with the discussion that we're having. So I thought I would start off today's holiday with a statement of his hero hula hula huhtala said, our bartonella De Fuca Illa bottle, there are four things,

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only four types of people can understand the value of those four things.

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The first he says others chavela jarocho illustre you. Only the old people will understand the true value of youth of a young age, someone who's young will never understand its true value. You can sit there at the parents and lecture your kids all you want to, you can lecture them all you want to, but they'll only understand the value of young age when they grow.

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Well, cultural archaeology RFO will

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only stick people understand the value of good health. Only a person who's afflicted, let's not talk about sick people, because that's the next one actually. So only a person who's afflicted understands the value of living a life in which you're not stressed a life in which you're not facing difficulty. There are some of us sitting here right now that aren't going through much in life and humbler life is peaceful. For us. It's kind of like in cruise control, you're going to ask the people who are facing affliction right now whose houses have come down, who've lost their property, maybe a business deal went bad and now their life earning has gone down the drain, or

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someone who's married is now broken because of some problem that came up, go and sit with them. And they'll say only if I can be in your shoes. Only if I can be enjoying the Aafia the security that you have right now. The third people he says to holla, yada, yada, lol marva. Only the sick people understand those who are physically sick, only they understand the true value of good health. So with someone who might be terminally ill, or maybe someone who has a mate who had a major injury, or maybe they've maybe they've been sick, you know, maybe from birth, or they've caught something in their life, sit with them and ask them, what would they do if they were given good health. And I'm

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telling you, they'll cry and they'll say only if I had good health like you have. I've shared the story with you before. I was once in Madina munawwara it was the month of Ramadan. I arrived in Washington nubbly a little late. So I couldn't find a place to sit down. I was looking to my left looking to my right, there was nowhere to sit, I was stuck between people, my arms are pinned against my sides. And the other one from lovely was called and it was time for a thought I don't even know where to get a date from because I couldn't reach out anywhere My arms are pinned to my side. There was a person, he kind of slipped a date into my right hand. So I took the date I said

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Bismillah ate it. And I thought to myself, let me see who that person was. So I can say this luck a lot to him. I turned to my side. And there was a man lying on a stretcher. He was next to me. And this person, by the way, believe it or not. I actually saw him on YouTube before. That video went viral seven, eight years ago, and there were millions of views. If you go to that guy's video today on YouTube, there's like millions and millions of views of his. And this person. When I saw him. I was kind of like, starstruck. I was like, you. You're the guy that I saw on YouTube. And we're in the knuckleheads. So I said, Okay, you know what, let's pray mogilev Salah after mogilev I'll enjoy

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my moment with him. So after a moment of Salah was over, I came to him and I said to him, you know, I watched one of your videos on YouTube many years ago. And I remember that your video had me in tears. I sat and I cried after I saw your video. So can you please share the story that you shared in the video with me directly? I want to hear it from you without having a screen between the two of us. So he was a young man, by the way, African. I believe he lived in Jeddah. He said a group of our friends we went out one day swimming. I went off the board I dived into the pool. I didn't realize I was in the shallow end my head hit the ground. And when they pulled me out of there, my spine was

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injured.

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And damage and after that I haven't been able to move myself anymore. I'm on a stretcher, he can move his eyes, maybe speak a few words move his fingers a little bit. And I said to him What about what you said on that show? Because on the show, the presenter asked him, What would you do if Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you good health? What are some desires that you had you wish you can fulfill? And he started off by saying Amani, you asked him You asked me about my dreams. He said, I wish I can fulfill three dreams of mine. The first he said I wish I can use these hands one more time to turn a page of the Quran. But that moment is gone.

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And us do that. Illa He's such that I wish I can do one more such as that to Allah subhanho wa Tada. But I don't think I'm going to get that chance again for the rest of my life either. And he said the third thing I wish it would be that a read and I can come back home knock on the door, my mother would open it and I can hug her one more time. But today I don't even have the ability to do that anymore. And I kid you not I sat him in tears again thinking this is the value of good health. This person has value today. Why? Because he's lost that wealth. And Hotham, Allah subhanho wa Taala is addressing this exact same thing. And the fourth thing he says, well, cultural hierarchy la de la

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Mota. Only the dead are those who are at the brink of dying, understand the value of life. Otherwise the rest of us that are alive right now we have no value for Mark my words a day will come where you will be surrounded by soil. And when you will be lying in that grave alone. You will be angry at yourself. I wish I had used more time during the bother of Allah subhana wa Tada. I wish I had used my tongue to do more of that kind of Allah. Because no matter how much you desire to do Vicar in your grave, or do anybody have a line your grave, will you be given that opportunity, yes or no? No, because your deeds come to an end. Only the person who's lying in that grave right now. They will do

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anything in the world to come back to the road as it lots of honohan Matata says otaku Latina toda la de bello Angelica Ratan akuna minal masini when you see the punishment on the Day of Judgment, you will say to Allah, give me one more chance to go back to the world and I promise I'll be a good person. And Allah subhanahu wa tada will say, but never but jotka Aya T, my Quran came to you, my signs came to you, the hijab was established, you had your opportunity, because of W Ha. And you continue to ignore the hook while I was given to you, you continue to ignore the heartthrob that was given to you. You just lived in your own road of delusions, even though you knew that death was

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certain. This is where we started off our last our last hospital by the way. I started off by saying one of the few certainties in life without doubt is death. It's a certain thing. But when you lie there on that day in your grave, you realize that this is going to be a very long dark cold moment that you're going to spend with yourself. And a lot of it will be with you being upset with yourself because you did not use opportunity that Allah subhanahu wa tada gave you Yeah, lost the fire in the cupboard. Oh man standing up my grave. Oh person. There was a person who came by the grave and on the grave It was written Yeah, wildfire in the company, or person looking at my grave. Don't stand

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there and remorse over me Don't stand here and think oh, man, poor guy there. You're the poor person.

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I'm Bill amnesty come to mythopoeic verkligen Taku mythri. Because yesterday I was you and tomorrow you're going to be me. Right? When he was on that show this person by the way, and he says that I wish I could I can do a such that you know that person I was talking about. He said I wish I can do such that unnecessary life is such that the people on the on the panel started crying. And he said to them, You cry today. You're crying? Why didn't you bring those tears to me when I was healthy and tell me to do such that then your tears would have helped me at least? What good are your tears right now that you're crying over my state? And he respected the eye of the Quran? Allah subhana wa

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tada says, yo Moksha for uncertain were you the owner illa sujood.

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On the day of judgment, mankind will be invited to prostrate in front of Allah, Allah will say do such that in front of me. But there are some people who will not be given the chance to do searches on that day. There'll be standing there but they won't be allowed to do such that they want to but they won't be allowed. Why? walk out the car? No, you're the owner in a suit for him sunny moon, because when you were healthy, you were invited to such down the road. You never came. You were invited to prostrate in front of a lot when you were healthy on the road. You decided that that wasn't important. And now all of a sudden you're interested in doing it. You're interested in doing

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that in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. What happened now? How are things change all of a sudden, utilizing your life while you have it? This is exactly what hospital somebody from Allah tala is highlighting Mr. Rosario de la de he brings a very beautiful reflection. He's this thing of this. The average person sleeps eight hours a day

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anymore because it says if you sleep eight hours a day at the age of 60 you've been sleeping for 20 years of your life.

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So do you really have time to waste simple fractions eight is one third of 24 hours a day. 20 is one third of 60 years of your life. Simple fractions right here. If you've been sleeping eight hours a day, you've slept for 20 years of your life and you want to waste the other two other 40 years that you're hardly even awake. And then you know, the alama they say when you're young, you say you want to play in the Congo Serbian terrible masovian when you're young, you play with kids, while you're Quinta, Shabana Zapata below, and when you become young, then you're distracted. You're distracted with all the distractions that are there. What you couldn't say Han Silva, Ethan and when you become

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old, then you become weak. From a thought that Melilla hit Allah. So what part of your life are you even willing to give to Allah subhanho wa Taala when you're young, you say I'm busy playing when you're in your youth, you say I'm busy working and I'm busy with my marriage and I'm busy with my kids. When you get older your body isn't working anymore. Do you even have a look on your schedule? Are you even interested in the length of how long without Is there even any importance that I'm going to stand in front of Allah when they so I have to prepare to meet with Allah subhanho wa Tada. I shared the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu aleyhi with some of the hottie was sitting with you

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before and I'll share it today again. He said Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man a hug balika Allah habibollah hunico whoever desires and loves to meet Allah, Allah also desires and loves to meet that person to well, Monica de Haleakala and the person who hasn't made time for Allah and does not desire to meet Allah, Karim. Allahu, Allahu Allah subhana wa tada also has no interest at all in meeting you. Once a hobby when he heard this, he said, Our messenger of Allah, late, he's the messenger of a lump that could Luna Necro whole mode. Every one of us dislikes death who wants to die, I mean, who wants to experience death? Oh my God alone one one day asked another Sahabi that

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described death to me, you've read the books of the of the Jews describe what death is like. And when he gave a description, don't let him out of your loved one. That the example of it is like so many thorns being poked into the body and then yanked out and the veins, some are cut and some are left open. And the pain that you continue to feel give this very graphic description By the way, I don't feel comfortable sharing all the details. After what I've shared, trust me, there's even more in that narration. And the last one at the end sat there and cried. He said I wish I can leave this world in a state of guff online of your loved one saying this. I wish I can leave this world in a

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state of Casa de la li la la. state of affairs means that I'm equal. I don't earn anything but I no one has anything against me either. If I can leave this world in a neutral state, I'm happy and he cried and cried and cried just because of this description. So the SE is a messenger of Allah no one has a desire to die that is difficult. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Lisa Delica I'm not talking about that. When I say that you should desire to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, well that kingdom movement either to either to zero, Jehovah shalom in Allah, that when a person when the believer is on the brink of passing away when

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death approaches him, an angel comes with glad tidings from Allah subhanho wa Taala and the angel tells him that now is the time for you to return back to Allah subhanho wa tada and Allah has x, y and z in store for you all the slaw and all the wazoo and all the Quran all the take off all the CRM your hide your Amara, Allah has a great reward stored for you. When he hears all of this, that person then by laser sheet when I have to lay him in the car, there is nothing more desirable to that person than to meet a law because of what Allah has stored for them. And in return Allah subhana wa tada is also pleased with meeting him and this is what this hadith is actually talking

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about. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said when alpha zero Allah Allah capira either to either to zero my tongue gets stuck there, Joe una de Rue de ma, who saw it on La he made a surgery for curry Haleakala for curry Hola, hola, como. And when a person who is a disbeliever or a transgressor when his time of death comes another angel comes not with glad tidings, but with a warning from Allah subhanho wa Taala

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and he tells them that when you die watch what happens to you we know of all the crimes you committed you thought you got away with it you thought a lot didn't know my Alfredo min Odin Li the day he recovered it. Finally come the half even can ramen coffee bean Yala Muna mata falloon. Right? Allah says in many places in the Quran, every single statement you utter every thought every action of yours is noted by loss of Hannah Montana, and that Warner that angel that comes in the form of a warner sister, this person that you better be ready because Allah has a lot of punishment already for you. And that person then fears and says I don't want to leave the dunya I'd rather stay here

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the dunya was nice to me. I'm not ready to meet Allah subhana wa Tada. And in return, the angels dealt with that person. If you are not ready to meet Allah and you have no desire to meet Allah, then know that Allah subhanho wa Taala also has no desire to be you. The prophets of Allahu Allah. He was

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I'm set to the companions remember death abundantly don't make this out I'm Yvonne remembrance every day sit down and tell yourself one day I will leave this world. Am I ready to meet Allah subhanho wa tada what will actually happen to me? What about my deeds? And I said I shared this hadith I started it last lecture and I want to finish it off today. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, When a person passes away three things follow him to the grave, his family, his wealth, and his good deeds. Two things return back, his family returns back we discovered we discussed this last time and his wealth also returns back does any person take wealth with them to the grave?

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No matter how beautiful your your coffin is, or how much money you put into a stone that's going to lie on top of your grave? Do you think that's going to help you in any way in front of Allah? Do you think Allah subhanho wa Taala is interested in your $1,000 grave or $10,000, gravestone or headstone? Do you think Allah subhana wa tada in any way is interested in you putting a half a million dollar coffin if that's what you want to do when you die? None of these things matter to Allah subhanahu wa Tada. You know, as Allah subhanho wa Taala says that even if a person brought a whole earth full of gold, a whole earth full of gold, he still wouldn't be given that that that

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forgiveness from Allah if he tries to bribe Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, yeah, what the legitimate Yama is in yesterday many other obioma is in the bunny masaba to facilitate it, we are mindful of the Jamie and Yun Ji What does Allah say after that? After all the bribes he tries to push you along the Day of Judgment, the criminal? Yeah, let me go yellow, let me go take my kids in return, take my wealth and return take this and that and return at the end of all of that. What does the law say? Credit enough? What does that mean?

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Never in level nazar shower to the room and the room and Edinburgh What are one and the IRC completely graphic then instead of the punishment that Allah subhanho wa Taala has saved for that person. So preparing ourselves for wealth will also leave behind. And the only thing that will continue with you, as your journey continues on from this roll to the next wire because I'm gonna do who your deeds, this is all that's going to remain. Everything else will come to an end, it will all leave you behind. And if you're interested in making an investment if you really don't want to mess up, spend some time preparing for that next journey. And I'll share one thing one thing with you as

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I closed off today, and this is the one thing I want you to hold on to prior to practice this. Let there be one good deed you do every day that is a secret between you and Allah and no one else knows, every day, do some good deeds that nobody knows about. That's just lost your sincerity between you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to do some good deeds every day, create consistency, because every time you do something good, it is noted down by Allah and you will find it the Koran will come and testify on your behalf on the Day of Judgment. Your fasting will testify on your behalf on the Day of Judgment, your patients will be like for you in the grave sort of

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Bukhara will come and testify for you sort of multiple come and testify for you. These are all a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam if you fulfill your promise to the Quran, the Quran will never ever fail you. If you fulfill your promise to Salah Salam will never fail you. you fulfill your promise to Psalm, what does it mean fulfilling your promise you do it properly, wholeheartedly the way it should be done. All of these things that we're talking about that sound like this boring, you know, annoying things to do. It's all going to come back one day, every time someone stands in front of you here and says to you given the path of a low by a large gift,

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even if it's just 50 cents or $1 gift something because trust me that 50 cents or dollars and a comeback. You're thinking to yourself at that time that I don't need to give because you know what is my $1 going to do? I came to the machine without any interest in giving. I came here for thought all we have prayer these people keep asking for money again and again. You know your heart is saying don't do it. But every time when you make a firm intention, you're not going to do something but then you do the exact opposite to impress Allah subhanho wa Taala to make Allah subhana wa tada happy. It's those moments that take the highest place in your record of deeds, and you will be

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pleased to see them on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, No, no, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,

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one over shipped to terminal, I'm forgetting the first part of the How do you not want to worship the terminal? He said Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, save yourself from the fire of hell with every good deed, even if it means for you to give not even a full date in South Africa but a part of a date in South Africa. How much is a part of a date? How much would How much would one day cost a

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few cents? Yes or no? 10 cents, five cents. I just did the math. If you were to do half a date, how much is that equal to? Three, four cents. The prophets that along one day was missing. It could not be Shaka tomorrow. Give that and still protect yourself on the firewall. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala gives us Sophia gives us guidance gives us understanding

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opens our eyes and guides a path tool that guides us to the path that he will be pleased with and that will bring us to the greatest abode in the hereafter. We'll start along with that attitude that says I want to live