Ibraheem Menk – Ramadhaan with your heart

Ibraheem Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the struggles of Islam's struggle with the "strife with difficulties" means individuals are struggling throughout their lives, and they are being tested and eventually reach a point where they can achieve their goals. The importance of learning how to deal with challenges and overcome them in order to achieve their goals is emphasized. The speaker also discusses the benefits of Islam's (Pousque) teachings, including rewarding individuals for fasting and maintaining healthy behavior. The speaker emphasizes the need for individuals to acknowledge their weight and weight 12:30ation in achieving spiritual health, and provides examples of how different people perform different actions, such as working out or taking a shower, leading to success in life. The speaker also discusses the difficulty of working in remote workforce and the importance of learning how to deal with difficult situations.
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Allah tells us that He created man in struggle with struggle with strife with difficulty. And this means that Allah Allah will is that he will JLL has created us such that we will struggle throughout our lives. We will go through trial, tribulation and difficulty. Hence, we see Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam going to target if and hoping to pass on the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's stoned as a result. But what does he do sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam. As he's being stoned, he goes and he perseveres, he struggles, his his drives, and from the place that he was rejected and began to walk to the place that he finally sat down and took some rest. The scholars mentioned it

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was 42 to 43 miles. So that is how long he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam walked for. He is told that your son is breathing his last, and he rushes home, his only son at the age of 62 years old salAllahu alayhi wa sallam, his only son at the time and he's breathing his last in his hands and his eye tears. So the sahabi asks him our international Buka did you not stop us from crying? And he says, Man, I hate to Anhu I didn't stop you from crying in her the Hiroshima. This is a rock majra hala who feed everybody here Rahama Allah has placed this within His merciful servants. So he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam despite being Hyrule healthy, in the best of creation altogether, he is

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being tested in this manner.

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So this is actually a sign that a person is close to Allah subhanho wa taala. The fact that you are being tested is a sign that you are close to Allah subhanho wa taala. And then he says, In aligner letters Ma, indeed the I will try in alkyl, Bella Xin and the heart will become sad, well and a guru in your the rub, and we will not say anything except for that which pleases Allah subhanho wa taala. I beg you to look at the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and ask you that if Allah subhanahu Attallah knew that struggle, strife, difficulty hardship is not good for a human being. Then why did he give it to Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam why did why was he pounded into

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life? Why did his people call Him a liar and a magician?

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Why is it that he lost all of his children in his lifetime except for Fatima holiday? Allah Allah and why? If this was not good for a human being, then why did Allah subhanahu Attallah test his most beloved to him with difficulty and hardship when Allah subhanahu wa taala tests you he wants to raise you and elevate you, he wants to increase you he wants you to succeed. Hence he knows that your capacity is higher. So he tests you with more so you struggle even more because that struggle means you are attaining higher positions in Jannah. You are attaining more with Allah subhanho wa taala. What we tend to do is we look at our struggle and our difficulty and we say that perhaps

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Allah doesn't like us. Perhaps Allah subhanahu wa taala hates us. Perhaps Allah subhanahu Attallah despises us. Perhaps there is something that I have done wrong, that he has invited this into my life and Allah subhanahu Attallah now is punishing me with this. These are thoughts that shaytaan places into our mind in order to make us lose hope in Allah horrible is that you will gel yet if we take a look at life life is between 60 to 70 years, our amount of humanity the average age of my own Ma Ma Urbina, see Tina Elizabeth Sabrine is between 60 to 70 years. So if you pass those 60 7080 years in this world, and you have succeeded, then you have succeeded forever and ever and ever and

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ever. And in fact, you may get to Allah subhanahu Attallah and see those who were tested even more and wish you were tested like them in order to achieve what they attained through through the strife and struggle.

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And Ramadan

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plays an integral role in teaching us how to go through our problems in life. Ramadan and the day of Ramadan is actually very similar to a person's life. So you begin your fast with ease, your belly is full, your throat is not parched, you find that it is quenched, everything is fine, you begin your fast the few hours first few hours of the day are easy. Similarly, the first few years in your life are not so difficult, why things are taken care care of for you, your parents look after you, they feed you, they ensure you are drinking enough milk etc. And then as you grow, the responsibility begins to grow. You need to learn how to walk, and you need to learn how to eat on your own. And

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then you need to learn how to put on your clothes. And similarly the fast becomes more difficult. As the sun rises and it becomes hot, the throat becomes parched, and the person begins to struggle. It's difficult now 1011 12 One o'clock is becoming the, you know, the pangs of hunger and now coming into the stomach you can feel the stomach grumbling. So similarly, a person's life becomes more difficult as they age. And there will be things that are out of your control that will happen in order for you to attain a greater position with Allah subhanahu Attallah. Like the fasting person, the weather around him is out of his control, it gets hot, do you not think that you are being

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rewarded for that heat by Allah subhanho wa Taala you find that your life is going well. And all of a sudden, someone close to you dies? If you respond in the correct manner to that, and you don't curse and you don't question Allah subhanahu wa taala then you are being raised in rank. And as we get towards the end of the fast it becomes the most severe, the most hard, the most difficult. Why? Because now your throat is really parched. Now the headaches are kicking in, you've been to work all day. It's hard, it's difficult for you to maintain that fast but you keep it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And during that time, if you perform acts of worship, he bad to Allah subhanho wa

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Taala bearing in mind, that Allah Hrabal is that he will JLL will reward you even greater because the suffering is even more than the reward is high and the pleasure of Allah subhanahu Attallah is great. So, similarly, a human being towards the end of his life, is goes through struggle. He goes through difficulty. Yes, he is old. Yes, he is frail. Yes, Allah subhanahu Attallah is just dealing with old age but will he still will he still perform his salah? Will he still fast in the month of Ramadan? These are all tests from Allah horrible is that he will Jellal these are all tests from Allah horrible is that he will Gela and do you know who it is that manages to fast and to perform

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their Salah in the old age it is those who took advantage of the youth and perform their Salah in the youth. It is those who fasted in a youth. Those who are old and has not fasted during the youth will find it very difficult to foster the end of their life. So Allah subhanahu Attallah gives them this opportunity. And then comes if bar then comes if bar. If bar is your death. If bar is you're leaving this dunya the bar of this dunya is leaving the dunya and meeting Allah Rubble is that you will Jelena and do you know what the Hadith says ironically, and interestingly, Lisa even forgotten. The fasting person has two points of happiness for her to an end of your three welfare hetron

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indelicate Europe b He has a happiness when he breaks his fast. You know that first sip of water that you take and it goes down your throat and you feel the coolness spreading through you. That is a point of happiness for the fasting person. Why? Because I've successfully kept away from food and drink and my desires for this time for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and now that breaking of the fast isn't a bad in and of itself isn't a bad in and of itself. It's pleasing to Allah subhanahu Attallah he told me when to eat. I ate he told me when to stop eating. I stopped eating. He told me when to eat again. I started eating

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Again why because He is my Lord. He is my maker. He commands me and I do, I accept, I surrender. I acknowledge that My life belongs to Allah Allah is that he will gel and so that first sip of water becomes pleasing to you, because it is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and what is the second point of happiness for hatoon in Delica your A B, and they will be a pleasure, a happiness that he will feel when he meets his Lord. You see the clear link between fasting and the meeting was ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. You will be pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala and he will be pleased with you. If you fasted in the correct manner for the sake of Allah Allah is that he will Gela there is a very

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close link between fasting and the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala are solely what GCB fasting is for me and I will give it reward. Why if you fasted for your parents, it's very easy for you to hide away and drink a bit of water have a bit of food. It's very easy. Nobody knows you're fasting with regards to Salah everyone can see that this person performed the salah or he didn't. He was not he was with us. He sat here the whole time. We didn't see him performing his Salah when it comes to the car there is a possibility people know that you didn't give you as a carve out. But when it comes to fasting nobody knows except Allah subhanho wa Taala whether you took a quick gulp

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of water in the shower, nobody knows. Only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows. So Allah horrible is that he will JLL tells us for this reason. Yeah. Are you the man who quit Ebola in Kumasi mukana cootie ballerina mu gobbly Khun la I like that goon. Oh you have believed fasting has prescribed been prescribed upon you, as it was prescribed upon those before you so that you may be conscious so that you may be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala that consciousness of Allah or boule is that he will Jellal is you getting to know Allah Subhana Allah, it is you getting to acknowledge that He is your Lord, your maker, your Creator, the one whom you came from and to whom you shall return to so that

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consciousness that of Allah subhanahu Attallah that you develop during your fast actually drives the success in your life in its entirety. It drives the success in your life in its entirety. You know what Allah subhanahu wata, Allah says, later on, in this ayat, he actually tells us something very interesting that if we pay attention to we will come to realize why the struggle and difficulty in our lives is actually a gift from Allah subhana wa Tada. He says,

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Furman Shahida, Amin Kumar, Chalasani. Elson Wyman Ken and Maria Been a while so far there in that mean Yeah, I mean, you read along be cool usarla imri Dubin, Kunis and those who are traveling or they are sick, then let them fast other days out of the month of Ramadan, Allah once is for you, and He does not want hardship. There are two things we can take from this one. The person who is sick and the person who is traveling you can fast out of the month of Ramadan no problem discount for you. Allah made it easy because now you can live Allah when Epson Illa Allah does not burden a soul except for that which it can manage back in the day they traveled was quite difficult. So Allah made

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it easy for them. And secondly, we can understand this to mean that your struggle, your strife, your difficulty Allah wants is for you, and he doesn't want hardship. So what you are doing by going through that fast is training yourself, training yourself for the rest of your life, a Yemen Madhu.

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These are a number of days, a number of days. Why boot camp, go through that fast? Learn how it is difficult to do the hard but do the hard they will be a reward at the end of it. So when you do the difficult not only does your day go well, but your entire life begins to go well do that which is hard to do and you have to do even if you don't want to do it. Similarly, you

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You look at your Salah you look at your Salah, Allah subhanahu wa taala says to us with Luma who here ILA you can email kita Emil salah, in masala Titan and in fascia

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recite that which has been revealed to you of the Quran of the book. Here again we see the connection with Ramadan reciting that which is of the book and Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Secondly he says and establish the salah, Allah doesn't say suddenly Salah tech perform like read your Salah, Allah actually says establish your Salah, because in establishing your Salah, you will be preventing yourself from immorality and evil. Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala talk about immorality, What connection does immorality have to Salah how many of us find it difficult to perform that Salah especially the Fajr Salah especially the fragile Salah why everybody else is

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asleep. It's a nice time to continue to sleep. But Allah subhanahu Attallah is telling you come to Salah, Come to success. Wake up, rub the sleep out of your eyes, put your feet onto the floor, trudge to the bathroom, make wudu with cold water and then say Allahu Akbar, Allah is the Greatest and face your Lord and offer that prayer. If you offer that prayer in the way that he wants you to offer it. If you offer that prayer in the way that he wants you to offer it. It will protect you from immorality. What is your fragile Salah At what time do you perform it early in the morning at the time where everybody is asleep and it's difficult for you to do you know what science tells you

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today. Science tells you do something difficult that you have to do but don't want to do and you will become successful. Do something difficult that you have to do that you don't want to do and you will be successful. That is your fragile Salah that is your fragile Salah Allah has invited you to do it. What happens as a result. Your mind is being trained to do the difficult and you will be protected from immorality. What is a morality? You know what, you know what that virtual Salah actually is, it's called delayed gratification, you are delaying the pleasurable feeling that you get from that action you are doing the difficult and in return Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you

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a feeling and enjoyment during the Salah and after the Salah as well. So have you noticed that when you perform your Fajr Salah you do your day goes better? You feel lighter, you feel happy? That's delayed gratification. And science tells you to do this in order to train yourself to do the hard. That immorality that Allah is talking about that he says it will protect you from is the easy. So immorality is easy. If we take a look at immorality, it's two people that go into a room enjoy themselves. No strings attached. No No dirty diapers, no difficulty with getting married, no Maehara, nothing to people go have fun come out and it's over. But then what happens when you repeat

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that too often? What happens? You feel darkness grow within your soul. And you begin to feel anguish and pain from that and you feel sorrow. So Allah subhanahu Attallah is saying establish your Salah, and it will protect you from that you will actually be training yourself to do the difficult and you will be in turn training yourself to become a successful human being and a good Muslim. And Allah subhanahu wa taala will actually deliver you into the era, a human being that is pleasing to Him. So do the difficult and Ramadan is boot training camp. And it's time that we understand the deeper meanings that are attached to Ramadan and our Salah May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the

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ability to

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listen to His commandments and obey them. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the ability to understand our position with him such that we understand that we are the slaves and he is the Lord the maker the Creator. He dictates and we don't Amin Welcome to that one annual hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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quick break and then come on each other

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