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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Aslan was Ashlyn
Ramadan Mubarak to all of you and welcome to Islamic online University's Ramadan retreat. Today is the third session of our webinar series to mark the occasion of Ramadan. These series have been designed not just to boost our eemaan and maximize the rewards that we can gain in Ramadan, but also to bring changes in our personality that extends throughout the year. inshallah we have completed two sessions already, the first being about being healthy and fit in Ramadan, my sister Amina Han, and the second one by Shia smile kamdar about remain about remaining productive at work in this month Alhamdulillah and for today we have here Husseini with us to emphasize about the essence of
Ramadan inshallah, before we start our session, allow me to briefly introduce you all to IOU the Islamic online university is the brainchild of Dr. Bilal Philips, who envisioned an institution that would offer online intensive undergraduate and graduate programs completely tuition free, are you offers bachelors diploma and certificate programs under the department's of Islamic Studies, psychology, finance and economics, education and information technology. Besides these, IU also offers good and memorization courses, including ijazah programs for qualified instructors, as well as short diploma courses on specific topics. Alhamdulillah. To this session is about the essence of
Ramadan. We all seek to gain as much rewards and benefits from the month of Ramadan by offering more Salah giving more in charity and reciting the Quran daily. But as much as these acts are beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala we sometimes become so focused only on the rituals that we forget the spirit behind them to understand the flaws in our approach towards our ibadah and to better appreciate the essence of Ramadan. We have share fuseini with us today. Shia Hussein He is the founder and president of Alhaji international in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Born into a Buddhist family Shia who said he embraced Islam in 1968 at the age of 18. He pursued Studies at the University of Medina and
Saudi Arabia, majoring in Hades at the University of Medina. He studied under the renowned 20th century Islamic scholar Muhammad Nasir rodinal. Bonny and his talks have been featured on various international challenge channels such as Islam channel in London, peace TV from India and FRPP. His daughter, Shia hava Hussain is the founder of the druid Made Easy Academy, an online platform for learning the recitation of Quran for sisters exclusively. At present, Shia Hussain remains committed to running his Islamic welfare organization alpha Deen International, which he founded in 1984 in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia zakura where she wants to be with us today. And over to you now.
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wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
To all the brothers and sisters in Islam, wherever you are, who are following this program, we welcome you again to Ramadan. almara the blessed month that Allahu Allah mean choose for us to follow
In this particular man, now when we talk about the badda masting,
there are two parts one is the physical. And the second is the spiritual, everything about that in Islam, any act of worship is divided into two parts. One is the physical benefits and the spiritual benefits za harriton Alba pinata.
Now when we talk about Ramadan, the essence of Ramadan is very important for us to begin by understanding why Islam and why Allah, Allah may choose Ramadan. Now any act of worship in Islam is very unique.
The man Allah is not we will choose the man that we like no, because it belongs to Allah. So Allah is the one who choose the monk for all of us. Whether you east west, north south, we all will celebrate Ramadan at the same man known as Ramadan. Now, man, Allah fix number two, a lot of elements also fixed the days, the number of days. A lot of elements it a yam ma do that the day is being fixed by Allah. Islamic calculation, the Islamic month, there's only 29 days or 30 days, no 28 and no 31 days. I did 29 and 30 days
and then a lot of elements also show us and guide us when to start to fast and when should we break our fast the beginning of fast is when Tiger come in and the braking is when Margaret comes in all known as horrible Sham sunset. Now brothers and sisters, we had been very blessed because the religion of Islam is so organized. So perfect. Everything is been fixed. Everything was been perfected by a lot of anime. We just have to try our level best to follow in the best way that we can.
A lot of will Allah Minh remind us, wasabi Kona, our Luna Mina Mahajan, one answer Wallasey, Natasha, all
the early people who have accepted Islam, where became Muslim is the people of Makkah and follow up with the people of Medina. And who ever followed in the sun in the best manner.
Now, we talk about the essence of Ramadan.
We know the ritual of Ramadan is known to every one of us when the man come in, everybody just prepared themselves too fast. And the daytime and nighttime with trying to perform pm Ramadan, the night prayer. This is very common to own the Muslim wherever they are.
But then some people would have to struggle come to Ramadan, they feel that there is a pressure. There's some difficulty now that they are going to face from not eating and drinking and any kind of intimacy with their husband or their wife. But is that what fasting is about? Is that what Allah really need from us?
But let me start with one very beautiful wish you and the saying of the Prophet and also had this let's see.
One day the Prophet summon Sonam remind his own especially when Ramadan's come in.
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every debts that we engage in, as the children of Adam, wherever you are,
is only for your own benefit for you. Except fasting
and all the other dish that you have engaged in outside of Ramadan along with what you call the has an issue on Thursday here either so but Amir
Every good bits will be rewarded based on your intention of cons, one to 10 until 700 times except fasting Ramadan.
Ramadan, allow infinite, unlimited.
The reward that a lawyer is going to give us is not been limited to 700 time or more but it's up to Allah completely.
Can you imagine brothers and sisters?
The blessing of this man, why?
Because this relationship fasting for the sake of Allah is really very personal. Nobody really knows whether you are eating or drinking behind anybody's back No one knows.
Other ritual you can see but eating and drinking something you can do it
No, privately no one knows.
But you still you have passed because you believe in Allah guided by your Eman And that's why in the Quran, Allah said yeah, you had the Xena Amano Poornima Allah como cm, cama cama, katiba Allah Xena Min publikum Allah come upon
Allah who loves us so much keep on planning a program for all us to maintain or a man so that a man is impact and in esteem them to develop their own Eman to your higher level, to another level,
to the level of
this where Allah said, oh you who believe I have made fasting, an obligation upon all of you. Like how is fast that the CME is been made as an obligation to the early nation min cup, before all of you. Now when you look back, the religion of semi what the heavenly religion from Allah, from Adam to know, to Abram,
to Isaac is my own Isaac and then do Moses to Jesus own this prophets.
All of them have some have fasting,
not only to us, even when you look into the practice of Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, every part of them, there is a law of fasting.
But Islam, fix it in the amendment, that the time is been fixed. From
pajara to sunset day is pretty been fixed. And the month has been fixed. Much like the other
religious ritual because it's up to them, how many hours how many days, but to us, it's not up to us. It is our duty to submit to a mighty, the ongoing, the all seeing that this is the bass manner to fast for the sake of Allah.
Now, do Allah really want us to have difficulty in life in this month that we do eat, don't drink and then we become non productive, we become so passive, that come into the money just think of ourselves. I want to read the Koran, I want to get closer to a law, but how about about your responsibility towards fellow mankind the creation of Allah. We know that everything we do, we have two parts that is very important. The first is our relation with a law grow what is
the second one is our relationship between fellow mankind horizontally. We cannot depart from this hub Lumina law will have Lumina NASS is very very important. Because it Dory but Allah he was a little a number of people in the Hubli minima or Hubli minuteness Allahu
Allah is telling us then we will not be successful. wherever you are.
We'll be all elusive.
Unless we have a weekly relationship with Allah lot a mighty and horizontally relationship between pelo mankind
to relationship with Allah
Among us as part of mankind, even the environment
now the reason alone one so fast is to help us
to upgrade our man to the level of Allah.
So, the at the end of the day insha Allah our Eman will be increasing will be upgraded to a higher level.
Now, why taqwa is more important than a man.
Remember, in life all of us will be tested in a manner whether you are tested early the beginning of a line
whether you are in the middle or the end, even in marriage, life, family life sometimes people have been tested from the beginning, some in the middle some at the end of their family life. Whatever we do in our work
areas sometimes we'll be tested in the beginning or the middle or the end
now we all always one
to have a good ending hostname copy man. That's what I want that important prayer when you're asked Allah is among him. Lennar will host Neil Kirk Lima Omar.
Give our ending. A good ending.
Now what I like to remind all the good pregnancies about this term. taqwa why taqwa is important.
Amal remind us in other surah in other is one minute
yet Allahu Mata Raja, what do you
mean Hazel, pass it along.
Wherever have attained taqwa.
Meaning, they are not just a believer, but the become a more akin will always remember a long good time bad time was standing were like sitting down or lying down.
They never forget a marble unlimited as the creator, the provider, they are very thankful and grateful. Whatever they received from Allah, even they don't get anything, they are still very thankful and grateful and have patient
and they're always trying their level best. I'm attacking his people who will keep on trying and never give up.
To get closer to Allah. By doing what a long one has to do, not doing what we like to do. Do things that please him
by following his messenger prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, because nobody can please a lot without falling His Messenger is his command, so that we follow His messenger that he had chosen, then we will gain his love.
Now, when you have Taqwa Allah said, I, Allah Himself is going to come and help us to solve whatever problem we face as an individual, as a family, as a worker, wherever you are, whatever you do, problem is always that brothers and sisters, nobody can say I have no problem. I'm problem free person.
The truth is, we all have problems. And Allah is all knowing, and he's here ready to help all of you to help me to help all of you alone.
So what is there for us to lose? This is the best way to ask Allah for help by gaining taqwa first. And then I will come and show you a way is not one way many ways
to overcome whatever problem you encounter health problem, financial problem, marriage problem is just name it, Allah knows everything.
And then Allah continue I know that as a human, as we grow, I will need some financial needs also grow.
We are more responsibility. We have more thing to buy. We have more thing to take care of.
Then money also is a very important thing in life.
Then alas it this risk. Why does zoku men hate malaria passing when everybody is having a hard time because of finance because of the financial issue alone
will give us the inner peas that allow will provide for us more than what we can imagine
people is struggling and sadly, we still can move normally patiently and then we are contented
whatever Allah has given us, we are so contented. The later we have plus the blessing, the Baraka is better than we have a lot but without bark.
This is also one area that a lot of people overlook.
The obvious thing that success is based on how much you have no no, not just how much we have. Whether whatever we have been blessed by Allah or not, this is very important or Baraka
now that is why a lot of Allah min one is too fast not to make our life difficult. If people feel that oh person man again, no, we don't eat we don't drink we are not productive, we cannot be active. Like before, we have no more energy.
Now there is there is something
very negative and it only come to us when we don't have the right understanding about the essence of fasting the essence of Ramadan. Look at what Allah said. You read the lobby Kamala you sir Ah, when are you read to be como la. Allah intent is even he want you to fancy when you do, relax. If you are not healthy, you are sick, break your fast. If you're traveling, break your fast if the woman is having pregnancy, break your father. If you're breastfeeding, you need to consume good nutrition food to produce healthy meal to give to your children break your fast
this many way out. But if you have the right Eman, you don't feel the burden anymore. And that's why the Prophet even said man sama Ramadan he man Wow, the cyber warfare Allahumma Taka demon zombie wherever paths with a man not just for the sake of fasting because of tradition because you know is a common practice and Ramadan coming everybody have to pass? No, no, of course there is part of the environment we know. It helps Yes. But our intention is because we believe in Allah.
If I lost it fast, we were fast,
was full of sincerity and hope, what they said
so that allowed except our pitch
and will be promised by Allah and the Prophet. Some of us and them if you do it with the right intention, with the right spirit with the right understanding with the right knowledge. Then number one, the good news on our paths since last year from Ramadan until this Ramadan is been wiped out. It's been erased by a lot of blood I mean, the old forgiving the our mercy further or loving or whatever for him was the Whopper
look at the blessing. Look at this, the mercy of Allah and Ameen and then Allah in the head is proceed also remind us about
the kind of happiness that we all will experience when we fast pod for the sake of Allah the saw him for hatpin
for those who fast debt to happiness number one, he now you're when we are breaking our allotment, after
abandoning, stop eating and drinking 1415 1617 hours or maybe less than that, or even more than that. Now it's time to break up fast. And then your value. Why what? More than foot
because what is more important that solid food.
Now one thing I like to remind all the good brothers has been of father
to the wife and the mother.
We know that as a woman, the Odyssey
Still upholding this program. We are always busy preparing if
preparing food, for the family, for our loved one, our children, our husband, to break their fast.
We hope that this year,
our family understand, especially our husband, do understand the importance of making dua.
And one of the two, that the prophet SAW Some have said, that will not be rejected by Allah, a very powerful, and the powerful time is before if
the door that's been done before if that if you'd make a door, save example 730 or 7:20pm is our iftaar. That mean, Margaret times.
By 720, if 730 is 720, about 10 minutes, or five minutes before the breaking of fast, we should spend our time with our will do with us, we must have auto is better have auto before the braking, and make
as a law, whatever you need. He knows everything, of course. But someday we have some very personal thing that we want a law to answer our prayer to accept it as him. We hope our husband or children will also have patience, not to keep on pushing us to prepare for until the last minute until the end, and we are still preparing. No, we can prepare everything maybe in 20 minutes before if there and then 10 or five minutes before everybody is ready making the husband the father made. The mother made our children made you made one I made one. And always remember we made to our Don't be selfish in our prayer. Don't just say Oh Allah give me this give me that give me this give me only me, me,
me. No, but we asked for everyone.
We asked me Allah, give us peace to everybody. Everywhere we go, we hope there will be peace and when they speech, there's a lot of extra
miles of him that we can do this a lot of benefit.
When you have peace, peace is very important. As a love for health, as a lot of forgiveness of Gods we have been conducting a lot of stings before and we are still singing
but inshallah when we don't give up hope on lower keep on forgiving us. And I would love to forgive.
It's not like something we have. So
I was said that we are so unjust to ourselves and to others.
We live people to forgive us but we don't learn how to love to forgive others.
So this is very important in brothers and sisters. So that we understand the essence the spirit. Don't just fast but don't forget the prayer. Just
and the second thing, also very important to make sure that we are different than the other group of people or those who are fasting the People of the Book
is to wake up for school.
Because our Prophet sallahu wa sallam remain his grid oma that fits the whole battery. Again,
no, you just cannot imagine so much blessing in the manner before the patcher come in. The pre dawn mill we recover as a whole and sahuaro time brother since it is 12pm 1am 2am.
Know the bass is a hole in the sound that is very close to pijama. Prayer. There is a bed said if 5:30am is
then the right time for you to get prepared by five 510
do you need to find your day is the best time to mix up or even just a dream. Some juices days or it's cereal. It's up to you.
But don't be lazy. I don't want to wake up. I have my early meal before I sleep. They are just makeup for
Don't underestimate that.
have Sahar and also you must remember that time is also a good time
to keep on making dua
for our inner peace, for the peace of everybody has a lot to forgive everybody to get all of us to make all of us always move in the straight path sirata must step in
and as Allah to bless us with more halaal risk
good provision, healthy quality provision, not just halau but also with quality good
all this is very important.
And brothers and sister we know
our Prophet Salaam Salaam when come to Ramadan, he always do extra, extra good extra time. Yeah, extra helpful.
But today, a lot of people who start too fast and it's become very passive, very unproductive, they'll start to ask for
easy work, no more hard work, and they want to end their working hour earlier and so on.
They got the wrong idea about fasting. Fasting is not just thinking about you and me only no
fasting is also to remind us
about how to help others how to feel for others who are poor, who are needy
who don't have food
who don't have
the dreams wanted to even to dream something
so there's why in the first thing, man by right we should multiple our productivity because the time for us to eat, have a break. We are not doing anything, there's no food, no drink so that time is the best time for you to utilize it productively to be more active.
example if you're working in your office, people will think that Oh, man If possible, I want to take a break one month of or two weeks of no so they have more time to reset the Quran. Of course it's good to reset the Quran not only Ramadan every day we should reset the Quran even one page
I'm going to be very humble in some people No no, you should have tangible I'm just saying
for people who are so busy today, a lot of Muslims have given a lot of excuses. I have no time I'm busy with the worldly things. Okay, one page per day. Can you see you don't have time to read on a page a day with understanding if you call them to reset one juzo they'll give excuse Oh, I can't I have no time. It was it just reset one if it's too little one aim.
Just to be fair to yourself.
One pages, one page is good. If you can go 10 I'll have one number
but minimum one but we understand one page we understand it. But if you reset the unwritten system just for the sake of the citation you get reward of course they fully have assurance that yeah 100 of you get temporary but
to really add to the benefit you if you just resign without understanding.
cryin is a guide and Hoda
graniteville Khan is here to teach you or show you what is right what is wrong. Yeah. And so that you know, the different you have, you know, the different in black and white halaal haram hot bottle.
If you don't understand, then how can you benefit from this book.
So it's time for us to plan
that this year when we recite the Quran not just the rest to finish the recitation. No.
Need to get closer to Allah to understand what Allah one has to do.
And how can we prepare ourselves to meet him? And that's why even amongst it about fasting one happiness when you break your heart, the second happiness Hina Yoko are back
when you meet Allah Almighty.
Do you know brothers and sisters
If we unlock cadabra, and our life while we are fasting with the right intention, following on the rulings, Allahu Akbar,
then the door of Paradise is open for us. And there will be a special gifts. special gift paradise known as Arabian only for people who fast
can pass through this gate and enter Paradise. Can you imagine what is better than paradise?
All of us are working very hard every day trying to do our level best.
Try to be good for one
so that Allah is happy with us. And when Allah is happy with us,
He forgives all our shortcoming and that's what we always pray and hope for. And in return, he will enter all of us into paradise. You know what is paradise? Because all the delight, then there's no fasting anymore in paradise. Don't worry about fasting and no more fast You don't need to pass.
You just enjoy your life and is an eternal life is forever.
The little debt we contribute for the sake of our money here. Allah give us huge reward
is a nygma along with what?
So again, Brendon Sister, don't be passive. When Ramadan come in. Maybe some people may feel a bit difficult in the beginning of Ramadan. Because we have been eating drinking all the year round.
Just try your best. Make your intention and allow will help you
as long as you are sincere. That's why sincere It is very important that you want to do for the sake of Allah.
Not because you want just want to please the people show to your parents show to your friend No no, no purely for a la de la Coronavirus de la hitta.
All of us are aware of what we can do, how we can upgrade ourselves in the month of Ramadan. Not by just staying away from our social responsibility from office responded that you are there to serve more with extra energy that Allah given you extra time that you have to use the time for lunch or break now you're using it to serve others for the sake of Allah. Brothers and sisters. There's a lot of blessing.
Something I was a bit sad to hear that people always you know, personally man, I want to spend my time reset the Quran only. I want to make prayer at night, a lot of prayer and there have positive daytime, illogically everything just, you, you, you, me, me, me, how am our right irresponsible towards others.
You know that Ramadan, Allahu Akbar
is so blessed that whatever you do, the extra effort they can put if you can say I just give you an example, in your working hour before Ramadan is eight to four or nine to five.
Now you can see Ramadan, I can come in start at 8250926
Menominee. People don't do that. They want to leave early. You want to go home early.
And I think we can try to be flexible because the last time that you use for your lunch, you can keep on working. So you don't have lunch
because there's no rush.
And then that hour, you work so that you can leave early an hour early, no problem.
Normally, we try our level best to do what we can.
And you know that in the month of Ramadan wherever you are brothers and sisters, if there's any for and the need is around. Normally they will come
in our center almost everyday people start to drop in and we try our best to advise them to guide them to motivate them and to help them financially whatever we can. We do that. Normally in the month of Ramadan, we have walking in people walk in people, the poor and the needy with
Numbers, no one knows something a day yet 2031 lohana The more we have, the more we can give, for the sake of a lot of rather than just helping another human is something very, very, no, I will say that very, very great. No, you remember, in a time of our prophets are Muslim, yet to incident that the Prophet share with us to his saying, into her Muslim, if you look at the at this about there was a men who just fit this the doc doc
Allah enter him to paradise, there was a woman and underhanded who was a prostitute, she used her body to earn a living.
I mean seen Of course, but because of her mercy towards a pesky dog that was licking on the ground because the dog is looking for water and then she finally pick up her shoes and slide it down into the whale and put some water up and let the dog drink some water and adopt some wife and Allah forgive all her passing and enter her the better that there is to feeding animals. Allah happy, what you'll be better, how about feeding the poor and the needy,
helping the poor and the needy, especially in the MANOVA Mama
he mentioned you can help them and then we have the second exercise is the people that we invite to come to us so that we will distribute you know whatever we can to ease the burden for this coming in, and then do more exercise we go out reaching out to the poor and the needy, where we have sent our volunteers to check out the details to make sure they're on a genuine, poor and needy people who deserve or who deserve to be helped. Who have the right this is very important. Very important for us to be very proactive. Not just Ramadan thinking of reciting the Quran for yourself cut them down and complete the cut them know if you can do it, you are welcome readings but if you can't, you can
just go on recite the Quran every day and you get your two months three months as long as your reading is good.
But the good deeds that you have to do sometime in Ramadan you feel that you are motivated to do more than outside of Ramadan because you know more than they are more for people come to you because they know this is a good thing that everybody would like to do more so they will come under the Ramadan maybe they will not be there anymore. Look at the spirit of Ramadan sometime. Ramadan the night most of the masala is full people come and make that pm the night prayer competitive the man you hardly see people coming to the most Ramadhan there's a special attraction, special blessing. Baraka Allahu Akbar.
Only we hope brothers and sisters.
If you worship along, please don't do just for the sake of doing
not the number of records is important. It is the question the quality of the prayer. When you perform your prayer please remember you did we did ask Allah Allahu Allah, Allah Creek, Creek, Ohio stay bonded to Allah. I'm seeking your help to help me to remember you in the best manner that you deserve.
And also for me to be thankful to you and help me to perform the best act of worship the best ibadah not just about that, but with quality with adapt. When you follow the Imam you adapt in following the Imam you are patient enough you don't move until the Imam has finished his movement. And when you follow the moment and end the reciting of it. You don't say I mean before the mom as a mom must have patient must hold on until they are then you continue mean together. Someday we are so impatient in moms at Ball Lee before the end of Lin visit and in how can
we set something before the manual can do?
And the staff always remember when you praise your mom. Make sure the staff is trained
And you're standing
close to each other shoulder to shoulder, fit to fit, lift, no gaps among yourself, be connected in your prayer,
then you'll see the energy, then you feel the, the show, inshallah I only pray me a lot of blood, I mean, give us the right understanding everything you do, don't under don't overlook the essence, the spirit of the ritual or the ibadah. The movement recitation is just very physical.
It's the ritual, the inner part. It says that fasting, be more productive, prepared to work harder, prepared to serve more, be connected with people, and you connect the people with Allah, you helping the poor, helping the needy, and remind them to be connected to a law, law. Don't just give them pooled money, but you don't connect them it
is our duty.
May Allah bless them and help us brothers and sisters. I think Sharma whenever I tried to share with you in a very simple manner, I believe all of us have been trained at best, just don't give up, keep on moving and keep on train your level best and be more extra kind,
more forgiving, no more judgmental and take care of your hand. When you are fasting, normal gossiping, normal backbiting, normal line always have extra patient then you have extra everyone inshallah. So before I end, this small reminder, if there's any thing that you want to ask me inshallah, now we are moving to the second parts, q&a question and answer section podar
is accola fellowship inshallah now we'll take some questions, please type in your question in the chat box. And please try to make it as specific as possible and pertaining to our topic today. inshallah.
We have a question from brother of the reffing. He's asking about some suggestions for light exercises during fasting. Would you recommend that if you suggest that?
Well, yes, sometimes we use that term spiritual gym.
No, investing man is not a man for us to be weak. We know that even the prophesy and mcminn cobian have been in a month, minimum meaning a dive.
I mean, a strong believer is most beloved by a law. Strong here it can be physical, mental and spiritual. There's nothing to stop you from going to the gym, doing exercise, nothing. Even in sport, if you think that you are ready, you go, continue whatever you used to do. You feel that your body is lighter, because you don't have extra
to carry anybody, you don't eat a lot. But the important thing for those who love to do all this activity, please, again, that's why we said that, in Sahaja, is Baraka.
Because the pre dawn meal is very important to have the backup with liquid, especially liquid and some light food, so that your energy level is always there. No, we must always remember that in a time of the Prophet, when passing man is not a man for them to relax, to the extent that most of the Islamic Jihad war took place in the fasting man. Because the enemy of Islam taught that when the Muslim is passing, they become weak, so they we can attack them, and we can destroy them pastor, but they underestimate the spiritual side of passing. Then when we have passed, we have extra energy inside us. Because you know, fasting is a personal, intimate,
intimate experience of intimate experience with a laudable Allah mean something very personal.
And then when we work up with the metaphysical muscle discipline, our desire, desire, our praying, reflecting and everything is an exercise
insha Allah, there's nothing wrong rather to get on with your normal exercise, not to the extent that you're going to embarrass
Your Path not to torture yourself, do whatever you can. I do exercise even in Ramadan, even half an hour I sweat stretch up
you can do it no problem
Mashallah chef de la vie for that answer. We have another question. It's quite common that we see even in countries where there are non Muslims more around us, they get very attracted by seeing Muslims fasting, and then they Oh, what do you have to say about that? We have a question from brother rz who says Is it okay for a non Muslim to practice Islam and I'm hoping that he means more specifically that the fast in Ramadan because often this happens meaning that we are inviting the not yet Muslim friend to join us for if
they they are they not Muslims, but they want to fast and experienced okay no problem anybody can learn how to pass we encourage all of our friend one not yet Muslim is going to pass even even they said they want to pass on our half a day no problem give give a try.
is good motivation even on not yet Muslim will learn something you'll learn some bat get some benefit to the passing even if you can invite them no not yet Muslim to come and join us. So the breakdown fastest no problem at all. No problem.
And there is Dr. Razia she asked that the hours in most Muslim countries are the official working hours they are reduced for a few hours in Ramadan. And she's asking that if we work extra hours, which is overtime, and we are getting paid for that is this money okay to take? Yeah, if there's an understanding between anyone with the employee and the employer, no problem. Yeah, it is okay. Anything that we do for the right intention, if people can do extra time in Ramadan, for the sake of Allah, they will get a reward from a long because they are doing for the sake of Allah. But then if the employer will like to value their effort, and give them some bonus, nothing wrong. You're
welcome to do that too. Yeah.
No problem at all. But our intention is very important. Are you doing the extra hours? purely for dunya then you get the idea. But if you're doing purely for Allah you get from Mama and you get from the dunya so make your intention right for a law office.
We have a question from Sarah and she asked what is your view and advice on sisters spending a lot of time in the kitchen making iftaar
Yeah, I know that even people who are preparing food for people to to bring the fact they got reward the profits are dimensioned who ever prepare food for people to break the fast who ever break their past the reward that they get from Allah also will be given to the one who prepared food for them. Yes, you get extra reward for doing it it's very important this kind of professional so it's very important but I only remind the system please not to waste all your full time to prepare for it but you must organize yourself to the extent that before if not 10 minutes you are ready for making dua
no don't waste too much time no if Ramadan is not really a man of feasts a month of fasting is not a month of eating no you can just have something like tomorrow that's right the breaking of paths remember if that is not dinner yet
breaking up fast if that dinner is after mangry so that you just have something sweet something solve gives you some energy and some liquid colors actually the breaking of the tar is very very basic very simple. But today the thing have changed you know we have so carried away and we prepare so much
more than outside of Ramadan something is like now we are so
greedy is hungry that we want to eat everything you possibly want and you will know you're kind of it a lot.
So I will say that let us make some changes make some improvement that in the breaking of fast in this Ramadan we just prepare something like fruits is the best
not necessarily dead if you have this no problem. Our Prophet do not only dates in Ramallah he is everyday only this is very popular for the non Arabs in the Ramadan no problem because it saw his nutrition and also there's a lot of fiber and energy. Oh you can just your local foods. No problem by Nance, papaya beautiful. Make it easy.
Don't burden yourself.
Chef we have a question from a sister. She says my husband tends to pray so much more during Ramadan so that he spends less time with family and with me did our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam do the same thing. Yeah, that time the Prophet almost 10 the last 10 nights of Ramadan, the prophet will go for a teacup then she he will stay away from the wife.
But other than that, we must remember why a lot of Allah mean allow us to be together again as husband and wife at night, in the night of Ramadhan that is also our fitrah that is part of Sonata law. I will partner our wife have right upon us, our children's will have right upon us. So don't just think about your set and forget that we should strengthen our relationship and build a more healthier relationship together as husband and wife, parents so that children break or fall prey to get the top discount plan for the 11 month to come. Everything you can try to discuss and plan and organize yourself in this month of Ramadan so that you get closer together again. Now you are
getting to know each other better, improve the religion is very very good. Don't just think of yourself. That is not the it's not balance. Everything must be balanced. And for yourself. Is there time for your family with the children time for your wife. Everything must be organized in that manner because everything is an echo of ibadah
not just reciting the Quran PMO lazy bother even spending time good time with your family. Isn't it bad? Having relationship with husband and one isn't a bad
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is not gonna hurt you. We have a question from Sister sagitta she says Is it okay for women to create an RV at home with colon in front of them?
Yeah, now bring the camera my mom known as throwing
Okay, Monterey is the same prayer
to do in JAMA if possible. If you can do in the most you can do at home with the family. But if the family have done earlier, some do want to do early someone to do a bit late then of course you have a child you can do it by yourself at home for the sister sometimes it is it must it is too powerful, then you do it at home is always recommended for the woman to perform the prayer at home until there's a reason for you to go to perform your mind the must because maybe they have some doubts going on. There's some Italian going on that you can gain extra knowledge then it's okay is Dutch to socialize is not that important. But again, do you think is encouraged for you to put a must have in
front of you so that you can recite the Quran and maybe a chooser a day while you're performing your pm. We know that in a time the Prophet don't have much time. Like the most that we have, everybody will just recite whatever they memorize. Whenever they memorize, they will recite, make it easy for them. They don't just force themselves to recite. And look at the most Heartbreaker, when you pray is a sonata look at the place where you put your forehead, the place of suit. So it's highly, you must focus on that area not just to the book. Try to memorize whatever you have memorize, strengthen your memory and then recite whatever you have memorized and make it easy for you.
And always remember brothers and sisters pm Ramadan is not necessary to do after Isha immediately know if you're a bit tired, take a break. Maybe after two hours, three hours, you have a good rest, then you can start to make your pm together again or you can even break that into
parts not maybe after Isha mini up to four and then we'll take a break and then you continue again later on. No problem even you want to sleep You're too tight Glen sleepers, and then maybe wake up 3am and you start to meet the pm and then until Sahar and then fudger and then you end.
It's very practical. It's very simple, but not necessary to put the most half because now we can put them on your No, no more focusing in what you're researching. You're staring at the
unknown, so you're not really that pocket and yet we
You want to read everything that come from our heart? And what is in the brain already in a memory that will be more better in quality inshallah?
Is everything de
la cola Hershey? Yes. And there's a question from sister Nima. She's
more questions or three questions. Yeah. We'll take another two questions. Is that all right? Yeah, just to question Okay.
This is a question from a new convert. She says, I don't know how to read the Quran in Arabic will I get the same reward if I read the English translation as a person who reads in Arabic,
you will get the reward when you understand the Quran and you act upon the Quran. But the reward of a citation only for those who can can recite in Arabic, they go by hora by letter. So you can try if you can memorize it, or you cannot read because you don't know Arabic letters. But you can try to, to memorize and follow your friend
is that when I first became Muslim, I write the lectin. Yeah,
letter hurdle to pronounce the word. And if lamb a Li, f La, La La m me meme, and I am example. You can just try your level best. If you're trying to reset the allapattah You know, when you say every letter you get Henry, what that report is for that, or an recite isn't not the meaning. But the meaning is a different level. So try your best try your best to recite in Arabic.
This will be the last question inshallah. I have. This is from our sister Malika. She says, I have a friend who first but doesn't pray. And what should I tell her? I keep telling her but she doesn't seem to listen, I'm very upset with this piece of advice. Yeah, we need to remind her the importance of praying. The prayer always come before fasting. Even you go to the history of the hokum of Islam, prayer was revealed that it struck me right before Hydra, and fasting was made compulsory only after hegira. So we know that we have people with this problem, that they are good in fasting, but not in praying. But we must keep on reminding them get somebody who can make her really understand that is
so important to stay connected with Allah. But we don't stop her from fasting. If she stopped from fasting, we hope that through fasting, she get closer and then it's easier for her to start to perform her prayer. But somebody that is close to her who have the wisdom, must keep on trying to remind her the importance of making the Salah, the namaz, insha, Allah, may Allah, Allah Allah make it easy for everybody. But don't be judgmental. Again. Don't say if you don't pray better, don't fall, don't do. Don't approach in that manner. Whatever they can do let them do first. But of course, it's a sin for them not to pray. But we must keep on reminding them. Don't give up hope and
encourage them and pray May Allah open their heart their mind that they will start praying insha Allah, and May Allah help those who help themselves. And may Allah bless all of us. One last question, please, if you can, there's a question from brother Omar, he says, Can you please elaborate a little on physical ibadat.
Physical ibadah is what we do like our working is a physical abanda anything you do in life, your work? No, your services that you provide. Wherever you do is a physical act praying, all these are also physical evader, unit movement, anything to do with body yet that men is called physical.
So in for the Muslim lifestyle, everything we do in the liver, we eat, we drink, we work we talk to people we communicate. Now we visit the the sick, anything you do the physical kind of activities, if you are guided by the Islamic principle, and your intention is for the sake of Allah is considered an act of ibadah. Yeah, so it's not difficult you try to understand, pull in the salata or nozaki ommaya one Mamata de la hora alemi anything that we do in your daily life. You follow the Islamic guideline with the right intention is considered physical or spiritual.
or mental even mental
kind of eba is you use your time to being of helping other team, how to organize the JAMA all this is a mental evader, if you think of it is a mental event. Now spiritually is more on the soul your heart. So don't worry it by the in Islam is very, very wide, very broad. It's not just praying, anything you do even a cooking helping somebody to carry something, you know, cleaning up things isn't a bother
me Allah give us the right understanding about the concept of ibadah in Islam, and at the end residence is always again, don't forget to pray for me. Pray for my family and pray for all the Muslims wherever they are. And people who are not yet mostly May Allah give them guidance so that we have a better peace in this life. So that we have better understanding because there's a lot of misunderstanding. People have phobia about Islam where Islam is so beautiful is Tom he's here to help you and to establish here to unite. Yeah, but people still having a lot of negative thoughts. So we have to work very hard and keep on praying May Allah help us and help everyone. And may Allah
give a success in this life? And they're here after I mean yeah, it'll be a mini will be later 50 were upgraded at 100 Deborah that means Rihanna, Paloma Hamdi shadow Allah Allah
wa to Wally salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Malik was salam, ala Mercado de la jolla. Chef, do you and your team and Barak Hello Pico. It's always great listening to you and hope we have you back soon again with us on shotgun show in
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for the assisting or brother who was asking about reciting or reading the Quran in English and not being able to read it in Arabic. We have massages which are available in the Roman script, which is that it's written in the English letters but the pronunciation will be in Arabic words. So you can avail that and inshallah benefit from that. Until you learn Arabic inshallah, disciple of identity.
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