Ramadan Reflections – Day 4
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Ramadan 2017 Reflections: Day 4 – Only For Allah
Join us daily for Ramadan Reflections with Mufti Hussain Kamani, These short talks serve as great reminders on not only how to maximize benefit of Ramadan, but also on how to rectify one’s character and day-to-day lifestyle.
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the journey to spiritual growth involves three very important steps
in Amel and UCLA knowledge, practice upon that knowledge, and sincerely.
anything short of this will lead you to an incomplete journey. Your spirituality will not be complete. And even when it comes to this structure right here of knowledge, practicing that knowledge and sincerity.
You must reach the end of that journey while following each step in its right place. Otherwise, even then your journey is incomplete. As they say, Allah Allah Muna Kula home Hakuna Illa ami loon well ami Luna Kula hum Holic una lol mostly soon, while mostly soon Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah nauseam, that all of those who have knowledge will be destroyed unless though unless they practice on it. And all of those who practice will also be destroyed, unless they are sincere. And those who are sincere are at the doorstep of great danger. shavon is waiting there to take it away from them. Never be content by just doing the action, following it through a write till the end with sincerity is where
the true reward actually is. Someone asked for it later some of the candy. What is sincerity? How does a person know when they're sincere in their action? pm will give a very beautiful explanation. He said imagine a person who is a shepherd, and he's in the middle of his flock and full time comes. And he starts praying when that person is praying in the middle of his flock surrounded by animals. Is he expecting any reward from these animals? Is he expecting any props from these animals? Is he expecting anyone to come and praise them and say, Wow, you're such a pious person. As far as he's concerned, the animals have no idea what he's doing in his heart, he knows that there is no one
watching him other than Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is doing it solely for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada uncopyable lead said this is when a person is sincere in their action, where anyone watching them or not watching them, anyone praising them or not praising them, anyone giving them something or not giving them something. And if sometimes we do things for people's praise, and sometimes we do certain things, just to stay away from being blamed by other people. So I'll give you an example of that. There are those people who read it put on possibly, because they want to be praised by others that you know, look at this person he reads quote on. And then there's another person who reads What
are not to be praised. But so at least their mom and dad don't nag on them anymore. That's why it's so good to get away from the blame of people. So nobody mocks me Nobody. Nobody makes fun of me. You know the guilt I want to stay away from the guilt. This is also a form of Ria and showing off when we talk about doing something solely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala we must understand in Islam This is a very important principle as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah
and Surah millioner Omar Omar al Ali Abdullah meclizine Allahu Dena Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not order us but so that we worship him sincerely for his cause. Panetta cut away from every other distraction cut away from right or left, we do it only and only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us in the Hadith of the footsy, that Allah subhanho wa Taala says, an opener Should I carry on a ship, I am the most free of any person who should be made partners with I am not I am not in any need of partnership. Allah subhanho wa Taala once a deed done solely for his sake, but I mean, I'm an extra copy my sad thought to who
was sure whoever does a deed while making another person or partner for me with me, then I leave that action and I leave that person to who they were doing it for go and seek your reward there. You have nothing with me at all. Sometimes we go through so much sacrifice, we go through we go through such difficulty. So we have the knowledge down we attended all the seminars, we follow through with the action of fasting for 30 days and reading put on and coming to prayer and all this other good stuff, but we lose out on that third stuff because shaitaan is waiting right at the door. He knows We've come so far and this is the last chance he'll get
Robert, and what does he do? He steals all of our sincerity. Now there are some people who ask this question they say, I'm doing it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But along with that, I would like to get Gemini in return as well. I'm doing it for the sake of Allah. But I would also like to be rewarded in this world. Is there anything wrong with that. So there's nothing wrong with that at all. If a person is doing something primarily for the sake of Allah, and then secondarily, for x y&z other reasons, then that is accepted by Allah subhana wa, tada, a person is fasting. And they're doing this only for the sake of Allah. But then they also know that I will also gain health
benefits from health benefits from this, there's nothing wrong with that, your main reason is not the health benefit. The main reason is what for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And along with that, if I go into the core, it'll make my back a little soft, it'll stretch me out a little bit, or if I pretty much full on time, it'll make me more punctual into my schedule, if I give my because it'll make me a better human being. And I will feel, you know, whatever X, Y and Z, I'll get my tax benefit out of getting my Sokak to X, Y and Z institution, if that benefit is secondary, and you know, and the main thing is the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala had it not been for the pleasure
of Allah, you wouldn't have done this thing, that secondary benefit wouldn't exist either. But if you're doing it solely for that, and then also Allah subhanho wa Taala that's where the problem actually is. What do we say we do something for Allah, we must remind ourself that we're doing it primarily for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and the scholars they see if you can turn primarily into solely then that's a higher spiritual station. You guys understand that primarily and solely primarily means I'm doing it for a lot and also so I can get done. solely means I'm doing it only for Allah subhana wa Tada. And in return a loss of data will give me Jenna. So it's two different
perspectives on how to do your good deeds. When you're doing your fasting when you're reading you're on be as sincere as you can. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us in the hadith of Sam Bahati, Muslim Ramadan imana walk this up and hopefully Allahumma
whoever fast the whole month of Ramadan with faith, with belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala sound faith, walk disciple and hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarding us why else are we fasting my friends? Can every one of us here testify that we're doing this so that we're rewarded on video, gentlemen? Yes or no? Our hearts shout Yes, that's why I'm doing it. There's no other reason. I'm not doing it because it happens to be a month where it happens to be a habit or happens to be everyone else is doing it. You have to tell yourself, you're doing this only for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala not because of peer pressure, not because of social pressure. If you're doing this
fasting if you're fasting for them in the month of Ramadan for the sake of Allah with faith, and with the intention of being rewarded Allah associate Allah who might be your previous sins will be forgiven. Allah subhana wa tada will open up his doors of mercy upon you. In one narration, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says this is not a Hadith, the Prophet says, We're living fcbd by the one in whose hand lies my soul. Mahalo for famous plot in me, October, Angola, hinrichsen, midriff and misc that the smell that emits from the mouth of the fasting person you know, when the hunger intensifies, and the emptiness of the stomach produces a smell that exits from the mouth, the human being disliked it. But Allah subhanho wa Taala loves that scent because that scent is a testimony of your sacrifice. It is more beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala than the scent of MK the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then says that in my other OSHA, what the what the
Hama homosassa hoomin. Actually, that that person he abandoned his his food, his drink his intimate desires for my sake for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa tada fostoria maliwan at VB so that fastest for me and I would reward for it. When a person does something as intimate as fasting. Allah subhanho wa Taala promises to reward for it directly. And the reason why I say intimate is because fasting is for Allah, not for anyone else. But hazardous Kalani while commentating on this hadith he says, no one will ever know you're fasting. Allah has made it an act that's intimate that secret. Only that person will know who you decide to tell will your mouth when you're walking around outside
when you're working with your friends or working with your colleagues. Does anyone know what you're doing today? Nobody knows. The only way you can tell them is if you open up your mouth. That's why the Heidi says a family fasting is for me. Allah subhanaw taala saying it's for me it's a secret between myself and my servant. No one else will need to know before on you read that but always you read make it a secret between yourself and Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So gentlemen, Arianna, while commenting on this hadith give another explanation, very beautiful explanation. He said, Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, fasting is for me and I will reward for it. What that means is on the Day of
Judgment, when a person comes in front of a law and that person will have good deeds
But that person has also violated the rights of other human beings. Those other human beings will come one by one and make a claim against this person. Allah subhanho wa Taala will give this person his good deeds out to the people who make the claim. However, when his good deeds come to an end, the one D that they will not be able to touch is fantastic. The Fast will not be taken away from him It will remain with that person a phone Willy Wonka GB fasting is for me and I will give the reward for it very beautiful explanation it says if fasting is our shield as the Prophet says one How do you form agenda fasting is a shield
so the question now comes how do we develop sincerity in our fasting? Or how do we fine tune it? How do we even make it more more sharp in our in our in our in our fasting hours? How do we experience it more? So the first thing begin and end every one of your good deeds, with renewing your intention and your commitment to Allah subhana wa tada at the beginning of your fast say it if you need to verbally your law, I'm doing this for you. At the end of your fast before you break it again make that to say to Allah Allah I did this for you. It's malai Allah hit on the name of Allah upon Allah subhanho wa Taala I rely Allahumma inni luck assume to Allah for you I fast well because I'm into a
new I believe well I'm a co worker to upon you I rely wirelessly authority and upon your providing I do my thoughts. But the double mini Oh Allah accepted from me. So make your intentions at the beginning and end of your fat and in the middle of whenever you experience hunger or thirst. Whenever you experience hunger or thirst verbally say out loud Yeah, Allah This is for you. Yeah, Allah I'm doing this for you for no one else. I wouldn't have done it for anyone else. I've I've been dodging and avoiding diets all year. But now that you told me to do it, I'm on game. Yeah, Allah, this is for your sake. The second thing. One good sign of sincerity is that you do an action
without anyone knowing about it during your fasting hours. Make sure every day there is one good deed that you do that no one in the world knows about. No one else in the world knows about. Do one Vicar do one reading of the Quran gives them charity that no other human being sees no one knows about just between you and your Allah subhana wa Tada. Every time you do a deed of this nature, so secretly, that is a sign of your sincerity. And the last thing throughout your fasting hours in order to establish your sincerity and to make it even stronger to reinforce it. During your fasting hours constantly in your heart silently make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala every moment of your
fastest keep making keep making block every time you stand up make a law every time you sit down and you make when you lie down make a draw when you wake up make a dog with every change in posture when you leave the house enter the car when you're driving, keep making God Allah and make simple laws Yeah, Allah guide me. Yeah, last hour Your mercy upon the sinner. Yeah, Allah forgive me and my kids. Yeah, Allah shourya mercy upon the oma. Your logic is the companionship of the messengers for the long haul. He was sitting on the Day of Judgment, keep making the auto Allah because if you're calling on to Allah subhanho wa Taala through your fasting hours, that is a clear testimony once
again, that you're doing this only for Allah subhanho wa Taala and then at the end of all of our deeds will make us the Father to Allah for any mistakes that we may have made as Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what to eat and not the the Quran effizienz wotja possibly the hunger of deca was tough at the end of our affairs will make us the fire to Allah because there is no human being that is pure, no human being that is faultless. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses us with sincerity and that not a single facet of our Milan is robbed away from us by chez THON or by the influences of shavon shavon is locked away, but the influence is still remain. those thoughts still
remain those those those those marks that tape on his left on our heart they still remain, may we never be robbed of them not in Ramadan or outside Ramadan. every deed we do be only for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala was not allowed. I said I'm homeless.