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usually in our Tuesday class, we cover Sheldon Fatah, Abu Daramola, who had his book or a suit and Marlin.
However today with us being three four days away from Ramadan, I thought we'd spend the evening just discussing autobahn and how to make the most of our fast Inshallah, how we can make the most of this amazing blessed month that is just hours away from us.
The month of Ramadan is special.
Rasul allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treated it so
maybe said Allahu Allahu wa sallam had a schedule that was
filled with so much good.
A by the community work, struggle sacrifice.
But when Ramadan came the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went a level even higher.
So for those of us who are from the have a good routine outside of Ramadan,
this is an opportunity a chance for us to go even further.
On the other hand, those of us who feel that throughout the year I'm constantly slacking and I'm falling behind.
Ramadan is an opportunity to get a grip on your spiritual self.
It's to wake up from this slumber from this sleep, the constant state of luffa, heedlessness that we are trapped in
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he, through his own practice taught us how to go above and beyond when the month of Ramadan approaches.
And in order to demonstrate this, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam began his preparation and his excitement and anticipation for the month of Ramadan months before it even arrived.
This is how you show your excitement for something that you prepare for it beforehand.
Before you have a child, you decorate a room you choose a name, you get excited about the child's arrival. You don't just wake up on the morning of and deliver the child and move on with life.
The same goes with buying a home you're all excited and you know really amped about it, getting a car anything new, you're going to receive your parents from the airport after they've gone, you know to a foreign country for weeks days. You're really excited about it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam showed us how important the month of Ramadan was by investing in his preparation for the month.
And I think the most clear example of this can be seen in the dose of the Prophet Allamani Muslim
dua is something very important. Because it shows what matters most to a person.
When you're talking to the being that's most dear and more beloved, most beloved to you. You only talk about those things that matter. You don't talk about random things or useless things. When a person speaks to, you know, a very high end, super expensive lawyer and they're paying for the hour they don't waste their time talking about useless things. They talk about things that matter because they understand the value of this time there's a price tag to it.
The same goes with the law that the law is an opportunity that a person has to communicate with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. It's not an opportunity to be missed out on.
Very few people unfortunately even have the tofield to do dua.
Most of us unfortunately snooze.
Those of us who Allah subhanho wa Taala does get that opportunity and ability to this is a great gift from Allah. Having the desire to do dua raising your hands and actually speaking to Allah calling out to Allah subhana wa Tada.
It takes a special level of intimacy, a connection with Allah subhanho wa Taala to be able to push yourself enjoy and benefit from your DUA. One of my machines would say that if a person wishes to gauge where their relationship lies with Allah subhanahu wa Tada. The easiest way to do so is to see how long you can make dua without getting tired. Because a friend never gets tired of speaking to a friend. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his two hours were long and they were energetic and they were full of so much excitement.
For example, we see that on the day of alpha,
after Levy said Allahu alayhi wa sallam completed his quote about and hedge of alpha, right until a little which if you were to estimate is roughly somewhere around seven hours
how what did they be sent along while he was sitting do during this time
he did one thing and that was
there was no salon during this time. It was one thing it was dawn. He had his hands raised he was oranges Rama on an elevated place. Everyone can see Nabi SallAllahu, it was sitting in his hands were so high that is under arms were exposed and he had them raised before Allah crying and making a lot of Allah.
So now we turn to the DUA, the prophets that Allamani was set them in to be seen if he said Allahu Allah, he was sedums doors were very unique. They were all very special. He didn't use language that was inappropriate for
you don't find me sing along it was said I'm making dua for a particular type of horse camel in particular description of a home because these are things that were beneath maybe said a long line he was said. He asked for things that mattered. Allahu manias Adobo Buck will ask for your luck. He asked for trophies from Allah subhanho wa taala. He asked for good luck. He asked for pure character Allah Mata hypoalbuminemia Falco Amelie Maria why in a minute Ciana thing Nakata Allah Maha in it and I you know I'm not the first to do you look at the dough as the Prophet sallallahu it was said to me to Allah and they were very wholesome, they were very pure. They were about spiritual growth.
They were about excelling in the asset on growing their love you said a long while it was cinemas particular what he made to offer, and if someone asked him to make dua for something he would tell that person are you sure this is what you want? Is this what you want me to ask? Allah subhanaw taala for a person came to me so long it was set him and said, O Messenger of Allah make dua that Allah subhanahu wa taala grants me wealth. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked Are you sure that's what you want? He said, Yes, let me sort of last some shrugged him off, shrugged him off. He kept insisting. Let me sit alone while he was sort of made the DUA Allah granted him well.
He stopped coming to the masjid
let me set a long while he was sent him sent his god collector go and collect as a god. He didn't give zakat.
Maybe for a long while he was sitting there after he refused to take his ticket. He said I won't take your circuits anymore. And that was the case throughout the falafel aboubaker I'm gonna be alone on a Monday both refused to accept that person circuit following maybe so long money was sitting.
Now when we turn to the dog the purpose of the law while he was sitting we find there and he said a long while he was said a month before the month of Ramadan even arrived. He started praying Allahumma barik lana, fie Raja Baba Shaban Baba Luna, Ramadan. Allah bless the month of Rajasthan Shabbat make it special for me. And I asked this question to everyone today.
First and foremost did this dua even crossed your mind and secondly, what Baraka did you experience in Rajasthan Siobhan.
Where did you see growth? Did your tilava increase? Did your soul increase did your ticket increase? Did your attendance in the masjid increase? Because if these things did increase, that means your preparation for Ramadan inshallah is on track. But for the rest of us for the month of Ramadan, the month of Rajab and Shabbat were just other months of the year, there was nothing different. We asked ourselves, what preparation have we actually put into the arrival of Ramadan?
Yet we still make dua for that last part. Allahu Allah anomala Oh, Allah allow us to witness and see it on the button. Every year when I hear of deaths that our curtain shot button, it shakes my heart.
Because I think to myself, This person almost made it.
And it's very possible if you were to travel back in time one year and have a conversation with that person. They would never imagine that they wouldn't be alive for that next Ramadan. But then you hear that Janaza the 25 year old young man or 20 year old young lady whose time came and we all know either gentlemen Farah and stuff going on who satin when you're stuck at the moon that Allah will not bring the moment a moment earlier. And the time of death will not be delayed by a moment either. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam really valued the month of Ramadan and the Sahaba when they described the Prophet along while he was sitting in Milan. They use very beautiful description. How
the prophet sent along why they was sent him was like a a wind breeze that was beneficial. And the unique thing about a breeze that's peaceful and it brings tranquility and calmness, it isn't violent. Is that as it crosses
It does not distinguish between a tree stone or human being, everyone benefits from it. And that's the description the use of Rasulullah sallallahu isn't that everyone benefited from the generosity of the Prophet along while he was sudden, when Ramadan came shut the mid Zara who obviously lost some tie in his waistband, which can either be a keen eye on Kafeel Gemma either it can mean that sort of law and Islam was not intimate in the month of Ramadan and really pushed himself in focusing on other things. Or it could be Kenya and in July or it could be an indication of maybe Sinhala Islam pushing themselves hard when someone takes on a tough task to tie their waistband. You know,
I'm ready for this. I'm ready. Bring it on. The profit along while he was sitting with push himself when the month of Ramadan would come. In the Quran, Allah subhanahu wa Tada describes the month of Ramadan. He says, Shadow Ramadan and let the Anzhi Rafi heal Quran first and foremost Allah subhanho wa Taala also refers to this month as Ramadan
and Ramadan refers to you know very hot soil something that's very hot. And the reason why they call it Ramadan is because it burns away your person's sin.
Right when a person enters into Ramadan, the Mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada is so great that a person's sins are burnt away from the month of Ramadan just by being in the Ramadan and doing good and offering whatever little you can offer. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala introduces the Quran with what shadow Ramadan and levy on Zilla in Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that from the great
greatness of this Ramadan is that Allah subhanahu wa Tada used it or chose it to be the month in which the Quran would be revealed. So right off the bat, we have a dialogue and Manassa a connection between the Quran and the month of Ramadan. There is a bond that exists between these two the month of Ramadan and the Quran something we'll come back to later, but I'll share with you that Imam Malik Rahmatullah Yani when the month of Ramadan would come, he would close his Hadith books. And for those of you who know anything about him ematic his Hadith gatherings were the highlight of his day, they were the highlight of Madina Munawwara at some point, people would travel from across the world
just to attend those Hadith gatherings. He would close shop close shop when the month of Ramadan would come and he would say this is the month of the Quran, this is what we will focus on.
Now, towards the end of the ayah, Allah subhanahu wa Tada says to us, LOL Hackintosh guru and then the following is Allah subhanho wa Taala says a Yama do that. Now let's put this altogether and what we see is the month of Ramadan is a special month. There are blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala that descend in this month that are unrivaled. The month of Ramadan was a month in which the Quran was revealed.
Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to Ramadan as a limited window to benefit a young module that these days will come and they will leave. So you have to acknowledge that these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala are only here for a small period 30 days ahead of us may seem like a lot, but as we know from previous years, they pass by very quickly like a breeze. It starts in it's gone. And you're standing there thinking man I can't wait for another one of those to come.
If you can appreciate and understand that this window that we have this opportunity is limited. You will then utilize it and then by utilizing it, you will be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah come to school and the way that you think Allah subhanho wa Taala is first and foremost appreciating that he has cheating that he has given us this beautiful month of Ramadan and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for tofield divine inspiration divine guidance or Allah let me do something epic this Ramadan. Let me do something special this Ramadan. Let me find new limits. Let me cross new boundaries. Let me reach a new peak. This Ramadan.
When a person has that goal, that aspiration they're looking up there, that's when they will grow. Unfortunately, in our communities, the expectation for what needs to be accomplished in Ramadan is very low.
Most people barely do one hot meme of the Quran barely.
And in all reality that's not acceptable by most standards. How long does it take a person to read one just maybe an hour if you're super slow? That basically is a testimony that a person
dedicated less than an hour each day and then move on to doing till
the Quran refers to the month of Ramadan as a
Be honest enough enough.
We need to set the bar higher, that we push ourselves. For many of us, attending taraweeh is something that's, I might do, I might not do it. We have to push ourselves that's all we must be done till our book Quran must happen that I need to ensure that I'm doing my tahajjud everyday. We're gonna wake up personhood anyway. Why not spend another 15 minutes of doing something to hedge it and making dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did his ethika Every Ramadan. And it's beautiful because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would push himself push himself throughout Ramadan, you know, non stop, and then the last 10 nights, when we start getting
exhausted from all the exhaustion from Ramadan, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam didn't slow down, he went further, he accelerated even more. Yeah to 10 days of just being in the masjid, morning and evening, day and night, no distractions. And tick off is a very bold statement. It's when a person says to Allah, Allah, I'm here for your love for your forgiveness for your marhaba I want to commit everything. And these last 10 Nights, I'm going to put my whole life on hold. I've even left my home now. And I'm sitting here in your home begging you Yeah, Allah, for your forgiveness. I'm asking you, for Jenna. It's a very bold, strong, powerful move.
Now, the crown jewel of Ramadan, lies in some fasting.
I'd like to spend some time reflecting over
Fasting is a very unique form of a bada.
Because when you look at a person that's fasting, you actually don't even know they're fasting.
Anyone here right now could be fasting.
I have a family member, who today morning said to me, the female family member that after years of being behind on all of my colorfast you know, with pregnancy and nursing and you know all the stuff that goes with it. She said to me today is the first time in 14 years I will be at zero.
That's a great accomplishment. MashAllah such a great accomplishment, considering that that number, when I spoke to that individual, not too long back was in the hundreds.
And she said today, I'm going to hit zero.
So then I said, Man, I didn't even know you were faster.
That means all this time you were fasting for all these days, I didn't even know that. And then I smiled and I said, 100 not that's what fasting actually is.
Unlike other forms of a badass that every time we praise the Lord or when we do Tilawat Quran or when we do dhikr you know, when a person goes for Hajj, there's some sort of a statement being made. You know, someone's praying Salah because you see them, you know, a person's reading Tila reading Quran because there's some movement of the lips and there's some sound that emerges and you might see them holding a massage. But fasting is such a humble, sincere act that no one knows. They say regarding Sahaba hedaya and I'm a military nanny Rahim Allah with data that he fasted for decades without his wife, even knowing she would pack lunch for him in a Tiffin and a lunchbox. He would
take it from home. For years, he didn't tell his wife that he was fasting, he would take it. He would give the food to the football on the way there, clean the container, bring it back home empty and give it to his wife. She was under the assumption that he had lunch every day, when in reality, the man he spent every day for years fasting, just doing some fasting and fasting. And at the end of his life, it became apparent that this man actually wasn't eating the food. He was giving it to the clock, and he was fasting. That's the beautiful thing about fasting.
That no one knows. It's your secret between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala and it's for this reason. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us that Allah subhanahu wa taala says, and how do you could see
that for every good deed, Allah multiplies it by 10 folds all the way until
it has submitted me off. Up to how many 700 folds illustrious, except for fast for in the holy one, I GCB because fasting is for me and I will reward for it directly.
And in one reading of that new idea, well, which is that I will be the reward of it. That a person who fasts for me and they do that fast solely for my sake. This is what they will get out of it. They will get the love of Allah subhana wa Tada. Similarly, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
what are the NFC via the he left ALU for farmers sorry, we were in the law human refund misc, the results and I'm taking an oath and then says this
smell that emerges from the mouth of the fasting person is more beloved to Allah, then the fragrance of musk. Now bear in mind this is not talking about smell that results due to excessive plaque in your mouth. Bad oral hygiene. That's not what this is talking about. Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam was very particular, he always did his miswak This smell is referring to smell that emerges from the stomach of a person due to hunger towards the last hours of the day, and that's why some jurists mentioned that during those last hours of the day, a person should even stop doing this walk. Let that smell emerge. It's a result of hunger. And it's a testimony of your sacrifice and
love for Allah subhana wa Tada.
And in one narration, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In Yeah, that was Schelotto who was the ALMA home hula Sharapova hula agilely for so many one, a JCB that indeed, verily, he leaves his passion, his food, his drink, all for my sake. In the mouth, he only left it and hustle. He only left these things as you need for my sake. Why else are you staying hungry. And this is an important point that as Ramadan approaches, and as we enter into the season of fasting, rectify your intentions. Everyone here wants to drop 10 pounds. Everyone here wants to drop 15 pounds and that could be something that you take into consideration or an after the thought benefit that exists somewhere down the list of
benefits that you're expecting from Ramadan. But don't have diet as a primary benefit or your primary goal is from avant don't let that be what you measure every morning and every evening.
That that's what you're trying to accomplish. Because if you do you're selling yourself way too short. There's so much more you can get out of this from Yvonne, if you wish to. Allah subhanahu wa Tada tells us that the benefit of Ramadan is stuck la quotevalet camassia Kamakoti by Adam Levine I'm in Kubla Khan,
Lala Contacta Kuhn, perhaps you will be conscious of Allah subhanho wa taala. So here it'd be so long it will set him says that Allah azza wa jal says that indeed, the servant abandons his passion, his food his drink all for my sake, for Somali. So as fast as for me, so fasting is for me, one Zb, and I will reward with it. Similarly, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that little Genetti baboon you all know who Rayyan from the gates of Jannah Allah has allocated one gate specifically. And it is named
Rayyan la hora who Illa saw moon only those who fasted will enter from it.
Those who fasted will enter from it. Similarly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said again, say so he he smoked a fatality while he saw me for hotton
that for the fasting person, there are two great moments of joy.
For hotton In the story, he will Farhatullah in the thought, you know,
there will be one joy that you experience every day, at the time of thought, when you can smell the samosa
or you can see the Rojava or you can see the juice in front of you.
There is a joy there, there's a happiness. Or another way of looking at this is the joy at the time of thought is in the fact that you know the DUA that you're making in those moments is also accepted by Allah. Those two hours are also accepted by Allah. That's another way of looking at that joy, that joy might be in the thought itself, or it might be in the pleasure that an humbler I just accomplished another fast and Hamdulillah I have opportunity to make dua and ask from Allah subhana wa Tada decided me for hotton for how to enter if 30 And then the second joy the second great moment of happiness will be for hydrogen. In the liquid it will be that when that person meets Allah
subhanahu wa Tada because Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward beyond the understanding or beyond the comprehension of that person. In another rewire the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said he that the Hala shahada when I'm avana that when the month of Ramadan enters for the heart of wobbles and
woollacott Ababa now, the gates of Jannah are all open, wide open, and the gates of the fire of hell are closed. Well, Sophie that the shayateen and the shayateen are locked away. The doors of gender are open therefore, a man that lead to gender will become easy. The doors of the fire of hell are closed, meaning acts that usually
Bring a person close to the firing of hell will become difficult there'll be less desirable less pleasurable, and the shayateen are locked away. Therefore, the West WESA that a person experiences on the necks of the human being all these whispers of shaitaan will decrease. Now bear in mind even though all of this is offered to the person that is fasting,
some people may choose to ignore all of these blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and choose to treat it as just another month and not benefit from those doors being open. They may not benefit from the fire of hell being locked in closed and the shouting being chained away, because they become representatives of shaytaan in an embodiment of themselves. There is no need for a sheath on when you have yourself when your nemesis is strong and doused in the love of shaytaan. What shape on do you need then? Your enough's will do that job.
The doors of Genda could be wide open, but people who don't take initiative will always be those who complain and say, Well Allah didn't have mercy on me. Allah didn't guide me these are Hadith are all fabricated and made up. I didn't see any benefit. Rather than turning to yourself and focusing and asking yourself that what preparation did you make for Ramadan? What do I did you make for Ramadan? What schedule routine Did you push yourself towards Ramadan asked this question first. As the are the poet said
Jabon Denecke AHA amo la mata holidayiq
juban Denecke ha amo la mera Holic Niddah ay ay Bundy appnana my amatic that when the servant said to the Lord, oh my lord, look at my state. It's all a big mess. The OMA is broken and we're drowning in misery. Jet Bundanon kaha Mola mera Holic look at my state NIDA a lot responded Ibn de appnana my Amal they look at your deeds first. Then come and complain against Allah subhana wa Tada as the Quran tells us on a Saba comin will see button, Fatima Casa but a deacon way out for entities that Allah subhanho wa Taala pardons and pardons. Yet. On the other hand, we continue to rack up on those things and keep adding and keep adding Allah muffled and Allah subhanahu wa Tada protect us. Now,
when it comes to fasting,
specifically the month of Ramadan,
keep in mind the fast of Ramadan are fourth, they're obligatory.
Now usually when we invoke this term that something is obligatory that connotates that there is a legal implication for missing it. That's what obligation means to people.
Where that is true in a pure legal sense.
Let me share something else with you.
When we were students and mothers
this was right towards the end of our my studies in England. And at this point I had been studying Shetty out for nine years 101 day our shift came to class and he asked us a question. He said
What does Shetty Ami.
This is a very simple word. In reality student who studied a few days of Islamic law will be able to define Shediac for you. Anyone that studied basic will soon feel to knows the definition of Shediac.
Our shift asking us this question. At this point in our studies, it was a little tricky, we kind of knew that he was throwing a curveball here, there was something else that he was trying to get at. Nonetheless, the students engaged someone said Islamic law, someone said it's a path you walk on, and then they give all those explanations. At the end of it. He said, these are all definitions, I asked you for the meaning of it. And he said the meaning of Sharia in reality,
a combination of all of those matters and all those wood, all those things that are so beloved to Allah that if the, if the lover acts upon them, they will find the love of the Beloved.
Now, when you look at it from this perspective, it goes from carrying that daunting legal definition. To now almost like a cheap book, that these are all things that if I do them in this priority, they are most beloved to Allah, and I'm set. It's like someone who's going to take their spouse for their very first anniversary meal. Maybe they'll ask some friends and family members. What is this person? Like? What kind of gifts do they like? What kind of food do they like? I'm still figuring it all out. Will they enjoy this? Would they enjoy that? Or maybe you're planning your honeymoon? And you ask friends and family what kind of thing should I go for? I want it to be a
surprise. And then someone says if someone says that there's a chance it might work with a chance that their friends actually don't know their friend as much as they thought they were friends.
You might botch it all up. The beauty of Revelation is ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada is giving it to you
You don't need to guess what Allah subhanho wa Taala
you don't need to surprise a lot.
Allah is saying I will accept your deed from you. Just make sure it's in line with the Quran and Sunnah.
For the viewer only you need common law, simple.
Maybe a lot of cinema saying you don't have to do any guesswork when it comes to attracting the love of Allah, all you need to do is follow me, Imitate me, and I'll get you there.
How easy and simple is that? 100. Now this doesn't take away because every human being still wants their own spin to the relationship, right? If every if we had every line dotted out and we were just told that follow these lines and you've drawn the picture, the third time around what would you say?
This doesn't really feel like drawing. I feel like you're not taking me seriously. So those matters that are more delicate, and more specific Nabi SallAllahu Sallam taught us and said don't stray from this. But other areas, maybe salons and opened it up and said Do as you will hear your DUA you're off guard as you wish. It's your it's your canvas. Paint how you want invoke Allah talk to Allah as you want. Right?
Now, when we keep this in mind, let's come back to this statement. That fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory, it's fun.
What this means now from a spiritual perspective is this is on the top priority list of things that attracts the love of Allah subhanho wa taala.
The act is beloved to Allah the AMA is beloved to Allah does a man the time is beloved to Allah. And the fact that it's 30 days, or 29 days consecutively. And the whole OMA is doing it together means that it's now a community by the witches also beloved to Allah subhanho wa taala.
And it's 30 days continuously. So now you're really pushing yourself. One thing is someone diets every Monday and Thursday and other things they diet for 30 days straight, the results are going to be there. So continuous fasting, continuous, really building yourself and pushing yourself to being a better version of yourself. So I'm Yvonne, the fastest obligatory what that means is if you focus here, you can gain a lot of benefit, not just a lot of it. The truth is you might be able to gain most of the benefit fasting has to offer if you do it properly, and right in Oman, and if you continue it after unbutton Luton, Allah even better, but just from Vaughn itself will get you a lot
of benefit. It's a mercy. Now let's go back to the legal sense of it for a moment before we move forward.
Legally, what's the ruling of fasting in Ramadan?
from the law as far as otherwise we all know that if Ramadan fasting was not furthering Ramadan, many of us wouldn't fast one day of our life.
Am I right or wrong?
And if you think I'm exaggerating, look back at your last 300 and some days.
You don't have to go for how many days have you fasted this from this year? And how many amazing excuses Have you had on the days you plan to fast? All very important life altering events were happening exactly at that time.
All the life altering events happen right when a person intends to do it better. This is the Wassef shaytaan.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says
a shaytani R is a common factor away moto can build fascia, Allah He or Luca Muffuletta. Men who are favela that shade THON and Allah's promises are the opposite. shaytaan keeps making you miserable in this role and faulty promises. And if you do this, that'll happen if you do that, if you go for Hajj, who's gonna pay for the down payment? Like he keeps putting weird thoughts in your mind random weird thoughts. Like if you will, right now don't you know you're gonna be cold?
random thoughts. The guy just came out of the swimming pool five minutes ago, obviously had a featured article talking about the gym here.
That's a nerdy joke. You don't understand? Don't worry about it.
So had it not been for fasting in Ramadan being obligatory? How many of us would even fast one day in our life?
We have a long list of excuses of why we shouldn't fast. The neffs is excellent at this. By the way, let me tell you guys this.
I always tell my students is that the knifes the one thing it is very good at is what guys?
Excuses. Whenever you intend to do a good deed, the nuts will come to you with an excuse.
I'm about to go for taraweeh really, it's not even fun. Don't you know accepting the invitation of fellow Muslim brother and you know staying until dessert is also a righteous thing to do. Like yeah, I mean, it's not a bad argument. You know? The teasing gonna drink
itself they put so much hard work into it
I'm going to stay behind for now we will do it at home alone and we all know how bad
that luckily probably is in front of otherwise we'd have a lot of clout to do there as well. I'm gonna be salatu salam was worried about that for the OMA by the way. This is why he didn't pray a lot but obviously not publicly cuz in consecutive days you guys know this.
Why? Because maybe some a lot of audio said was worried that it would become fun, ultimately anatomy.
Mercy for all the world's sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Imam Muhammad Sallallahu Taala he Ali has a discussion on fasting. In Ramadan, he has a chapter a slower, a slower song,
a slower song worship through to who Albertina the secrets of fasting. And it's internal conditions. By the way, this chapter of is, is after the previous chapter if you check the Yeah, the first chapter in this I'm just honest, Kitab was some the first chapter on fasting he has dedicated to the legal rulings. So he talks about shoot Avara what are the legal implications? What are things you must avoid? What are things that must be done for your fast to be legally correct? The second then he then talks about shoot about in the internal conditions. There he says
yeah, I'm in the soma Thalassa Dada Jatin that No, verily, fasting is a three grades someone or moon
for someone who's well, Soma, who Susan courses,
the fast of the common people, someone among someone who's the first of
the special servants of Allah.
Then he has a third one. So Maha Susan, who's that among those selected the elite servants of Allah what their fast looks like.
I'm not so much a mom for whom Rocketfuel botany will follow Gian Kava is Shaohua T comma Saba kotatsu. So he says the first one which is the fast of the average person, it is to avoid
fulfilling avoid food, drink and sexual activity. And he says As previously mentioned, because I told you guys the first chapter was about what
the legal considerations for fasting
the thing about this fast is that if you avoid food, drink and sexual activity, from the break of dawn till the setting of the sun with a valid intention, legally you've
ticked off that box that you have fasted Alhamdulillah fasting was complete. So in terms of the Hereafter, there's no accountability or
punishment for missing the fast but at the same time, there is no spiritual benefit in this unless you elevate your fast to the second and third tier. What good is there in a fast if a person is fasting, but sleeps all day and skips their lower ASALA? What good is there in that fast? What duck? Why is there there? What good is there in a fast that a person literally kills the hours of the day by sitting like a zombie in front of the TV and just watching and numbing their hunger by staring at the TV? What good is there in that fast? What good is there in a faster person that's sitting all day listening to random, horrible, inappropriate garbage music? That's what they're doing in their
fast. What are you going to get out of that Ramadan? What are you going to get out of that song? Regarding this Masuda? Lawson Allahu alayhi wa sallam said come in saw him in lay Salah who mean so yummy Illa vomit. That how many such people are there? The only thing they gained from their fast is what?
Vomit. What does that mean? Thirst that's all they
will come in call him in laser a woman to me in Lhasa. And how many such people are there the only thing they gained from gain from standing at night is exhaustion. tiredness, that's all they gained. There was no a Baba No Taqwa. No love for Allah subhana wa Tada. Some people go to Macomb, Oklahoma and Madina Munawwara as tourists, so they come back with pictures and they come back with all sorts of fancy gifts and they have, you know, a special trinket for every person. And there's another person that comes back they may not have pictures. They may not have trinkets and gifts and souvenirs for people. But their heart experience Macomber Katamon Madina Munawwara
besotted Kogi lakyn besito Salama Medina hum Nitika hemogram da da da da da da. Right? That's some people see Medina with their eyes while others see it with their hearts. Now Allah subhana wa Tada allow us to see how to manage anything with our hearts, that you go there and you actually engage and you you read
He color yourself in that color. Right? I lost my that I can still feel the second, I'm not someone who soman horses. As for the second tier, which is the fast of the Select servants of Allah, for who account for summary, well, most of you are listening. Well, yeah, they were originally was in Java.
The second tier of fasting is what we make, say in addition to the first one, in addition to meeting the legal definition, you also fast with your limbs. So here not only is your stomach in your private area of fasting, but all of your limbs are also fasting. We're now you don't engage in sin. You've made it a point that I will not look at haram this Ramadan and that's fine. If that means no social media let it burn in the fire of hell. I'm not going to touch it.
If that means that I have to turn the radio off and turn the TV off, let it happen. I in sha Allah will not actively disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala, my gaze will be lowered this Ramadan I will not eat haram. I will not backbite I will not slander I won't be abusive to another person. Therefore the prophets of Allah Allah even said him said, while one of you is fasting, if they get into an altercation, what should they say?
Failure call me saw him. He should say I'm fasting.
Why is that? This is this, this is your way of telling another person let it go. And telling that person I'm not going to go any further. This is the end of it. Right? failure in Islam. So therefore, this hadith, I'm going to be saying that I'm saying follow any sign that will want to view as fasting and he gets angry he should say I am fasting and not engage further I like this narration a lot because it shows us that maybe it's not a lot of money was sent him is teaching us that every worship to Allah there should be an added value added in your human interactions.
That when I finished my salah that should deliver me back to people as a better human being. Think about this. We start small by addressing Allah Allahu Akbar. We finished the law by addressing the people around us Assalamu alaikum salaam Wa Alaikum
it says if we're saying that my ascension and my journey to Allah and back has now delivered me as a better person, my commitment to you as Sarah Monokuma McCullough said I want
my loss Peace be with you, I come with peace returning back to you. So the same thing here to be saw some teaches us because look, when you stay hungry.
I feel like making it a dad joke shed
shed it if you're hungry or hangry.
Right, you're gonna get angry, and everyone knows you know how rough it gets when you're unsettled and you're off balance and your head's hurting a little bit someone says one word or the salts a little off or whatever it is the house is a little messy or the kids are making a little extra noise or you know, whatever it is you just get worked up about things for the apple in the sign
don't take it off into the people because if your hunger leads you to anger and that leads to violation of the rights of other people.
You've lost the reward of your fast falafel inside
so muscles and muscles ask for that highest here a fast May Allah give us this fast inshallah
if not the whole room long, one fast.
And if not one fast, at least aim to accomplish this in the last hours of each facet of yours between acid and metallic, at least that much try to try to aim for this. So the first was illegal fast. The second one was a fasting of the limbs. The third one is the fasting of the heart.
Well, who was almost side of him?
And this is the fastest sorry, I'm sorry. Well, I'm not someone who's also consumed for someone Colombia Anil himid duniya. While Askari dunya we will cut for who am Mercy of Allah will Kalia that that's third grade of fasting is for a person to fast and prevent their heart from lowly considerations and worldly thoughts and to not engage in any thought other than Allah. That's why I said if not every, if not the whole Amman one day where we just focus on the Dhikr of Allah. And if that's too much, at least between us and a Muslim everyday prayer also Salah don't get up from your masala until the thought is done.
And if not that this is what you have to canvass for.
Remember at the beginning we talked about Africa. This is where that comes in together. This is what it costs for for this level. Well yeah sort of photography how the Sama bin fixity females to Allah azza wa jal that in this level of fasting, you basically have missed out your goal. The moment you start engaging in worldly thoughts when you become distracted
Allah this level of fasting is about you pushing yourself and saying that I will do my best to fulfill the purpose of this heart and why Allah created it and that is to focus on Allah I'm gonna set up the agenda what Insa Illa OLALIA Boone
remember when you're fasting
so few closing points then we'll break for salaams What are two closing points. Remember when you're fasting at a thought, don't over indulge, don't eat too much. When a person starves their body their rule is empowered. And if you end up pounding a whole bucket of chicken wings at the end of your fast
you're kind of missing the point
that stomach probably makes the wall again so yeah Allah. I can't wait for Milan to go over this guy's really stretching me to my limits.
Outside or Milan at least it was paced. Now it's all at once. So don't eat too much at the end of your fast.
Similarly, when was Ali points out, Amina that'd be like for Noma in the heart. That from the adab a fasting in Ramadan is don't sleep too much during the day.
Hatha his Seville Jewry will arch so you can feel the hunger and thirst.
So you can feel it.
way especially la Falco and you can feel the weakness settling into your body, for your school or in the valley. Because at that moment, your heart is being purified when you experience that weakness.
Similarly, and this is the last point we'll mention. He points out
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If thought everyday, as you break your fast,
don't get too comfortable.
Let yourself feel a little challenging unrested because you should be wondering at this point was my fast accepted by Allah or not?
That was his fast except about Allah. And I am from those that are beloved to Allah the MK mouline or was my fast rejected, and I am from those that
that were that have received the anger of Allah subhanho wa taala. And then he says, Well, you couldn't Cattolica equally divided and you have to Omaha and this should be the state of the person at the end of every bada therefore the Prophet sallallahu it will set him when he would end his Salah one of the first statements he would say is a stuff with a lot of stuff with a lot of stuff in Allah. Similarly in certain in certain Nasser, what do we see there? What is the NASA Hold on If he didn't if wotja for Serbia behind the rock Vika was
there a lot of talks about how fat maca will occur and people will enter into Islam in troves. So then he is told to repent to Allah. Buster the Allah one when asked my mother the Allahu en for the interpretation of the sudo he said to him that comment on the sudo su na bus or the Allahu on said, fee shout out to allow without inhibition Allahu alayhi wa sallam, this hadith this surah of the Quran is indicative to the passing of every sort along while he was sitting for the hijab of Sahaba this hub that were sitting there were shocked Where does it say anything about an abusive person and pass away? So even though the Allahu unset Tim clarify sorry, I'm not of the Allahu on set you have
nabasa the Allah one clarify how does the SUTA mentioned that he saw Selim is going to pass away so he said the main goal of Nibi said Allah who it was sent him was mentioned that Maka, maka was conquered people are entering in Islam into in large groups. So then at the end of it once his goal was accomplished, Allah told him to do is to far were our hero cool and OMRI listed for reason. And the matter of end of all matters is that when is the Fatah seen therefore in some scholars who master in dream interpretation, they say that when a person sees themselves doing is to FOD and Toba abundantly in their dream, this could be indicative to their time in the dunya coming to an end,
allow them to swap these are dream interpretations and obviously they're open to interpretation. Each person looks at it from a different perspective.
What is it that we are approaching Ramadan? Allah, Allah Allah phenomenon, the three days that remain, make the most out of them. Push yourself
make this dua abundantly Oh Allah allow us to reach Ramadan.
Push yourself this from Yvonne and set a new goal, something that's above and beyond remove your distractions.
It'll just align yourself
South with the misogyny lock in your site, the front stuff of the machine. Be here all the time. Instead of spending time at home, find your local machine and be there. I save this to the brothers and sisters. For those of you who can make me up doing a thought of the magic everyday. So that way you're in the right environment, you're in the right place. From Yvonne, a Yama do that, as the Quran mentions, it's a season and it'll pass. If you appreciate it, make the most of it by investing in your tahajjud investing in your Tilawat investing in your law investing in erotica, investing in your soul. You will be thankful to Allah subhana when it took me that when it took a beat Allah
Allah Maha Docomo Allah Allah
Allah subhanaw taala grant is still also the Allahu Taala and I see them Muhammad ceremony.