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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim Al hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala Dasha Fillmore serines et now and in our modern mo Hamedan sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
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you got to differently we Yeah, we're gonna tackle different aspects at different times of the podcast Ramadan 1443 A year has passed by this
and it's a it was an amazing feeling to be in the Maggi tonight.
It was like I don't know it felt like the first time in many years that we add Ramadan because in the whole community we we had men, women and children in the masjid we heard them you know, the mosque was full does vibrant. And I was just thinking about the fact that we have millions of believers flooding into the houses of Allah and one night, all of them wanting Allah's mercy, all of them wanting his forgiveness. And on that same time like shaitaan gets locked up.
Exactly yeah, yeah. No, he's not Yeah, he's gonna join us soon online in sha Allah, she don't get locked up.
There was no relation between me asking me Zakariya and saying that she
she gets locked out and the gates of Jannah opens and the gates of Jahannam is locked. And yeah, that feeling like you can
hamdulillah when when when Allah says Allah meme daddy Kalki tabula rasa Buffy who de Lille with 13. And you know that you've been through this several times several Ramadan's. And you've reflected on this Quran again and again and again and again and again. And still you don't get tired of it. It's never like, it's never like, again this. Yeah. And then if you just look at what have I alone, that's
something you think about over and over and over and over and over and over. And the thought came to mind tonight actually, I thought Surah Fatiha is the perfect introduction to the Quran. Like you cannot possibly have a better introduction to the Quran and sort of, it's like completely perfect in every sense of the word. So inshallah tonight we're going to be making some tougher Quran as per our usual Ramadan she do. And
the decision was that we actually going to make sort of a special dedication just on a few Surah of the Quran. We have decided sided sewer or portions of the Quran, including Surah Fatiha, the certain portions are sort of baccarat and then these Surah Kahf Surya scenes or molk Surah lochia Surah Rahman Surah Sajida and in San maybe sorbitol Allah Surah hatia But the whole of Jews I'm really as well. Inshallah that's the NIA and we pray that you that you join us with this Ramadan we didn't broadcast this as in we didn't inform people that you're going to do this because then I stress because they just decide okay, I'm running late. I'm not coming anymore and then I still use because
I tell the people and it's gonna go live with Cigna, we just gonna, you just gonna wing it. Right what you're saying? Yeah, no,
I was, I was asking you about the link.
Yeah, no link, usually the link you really watching see the link? You know, kind of 18 people that are currently online? Yeah, actually, please. 18 people at 11 o'clock at night.
And it's in a Friday night. Okay, let me just say the channels we are on a Buddhist gear. Facebook is not Academy Facebook is not Academy YouTube and I would ask your YouTube
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it's your fault for not giving me a reputation to rely on
any I was that guy he has not feeling too well but he said you would join us in sha Allah Amin just off the bat just on what you mentioned Manila the idea of the masjid the full Masjid the families the children and so on. So behind Allah I had a quite different experience this year, or tonight that's why I wasn't planning on being on for taraweeh anyway up until late in last week
and someone had a place in the invisible Okay, we're gonna go so where's the place in one of our local townships some water Michelle
it's on the way to Mitchell's plane the robots just before you get to the office 100 And take a lift in at that robots and you know the road curves in over the
just I open the firstly because of the fact that we don't we they don't live in the townships we don't generally drive through the townships. So when you drive in the township, the scenery that you might find is quite different from the scenery outside of the township. And then also the place where this jamatkhana was now situated. That dung was rocking the the old through the Travi maybe the old a shy through the driveway, the dog is rocking outside, it's Saturday night, and the music is just dropping in you can hear people shouting and you know enjoying themselves outside our homes. That was myself and three other brothers that were the for the for the Isha and tarawih program, one
of those brothers or is the one that stays and so the jamatkhana and in the other three have asked him of course now from from outside.
But while we're leading the aerobics or you know, just the thought that that possibly the mind meant is that we only now and we that understand the beginning and the dawning of the month trying to do some little bit of effort they may not accept, but those that don't know me about Ramadan and don't know what Ramadan is. The lives are just going on as per normal. Let's say we can then it's a week and so on and so forth.
And part of the intention was you know, that the Quran might just be heard in such places or those parts of the world or Cape Town, they don't hear we don't get to hear the Quran.
And perhaps that yearning of the Quran and the baraka of this month of the Quran throws a whole lot of people more
closer towards Islam and I mean, I mean, please were different for me this evening. Yeah, no families no nothing. And just thinking behind love this one brother that stays Amen. Yes, he is. 101 is only when I asked him who is a Muslim. He said it was one guy that used to love the but even back to Eastern Cape. So who's here this Muslim he said is only the guys at the shops some Yeah, and this is Somalia and I thought you teach madrasa? Yes, it is madness outside on the steps. I sit there on the strip and there's about 12 boys that will come to the monastery and then we'll just talk about Islam talk about Quran whatever the case may be.
So for that particular brother everybody listening you know make dua for image Allah strengthens easy resolve and there is over all those working in these areas where there isn't really any Muslim or Quran presence.
I actually wanted to ask you to please remind me later
to comment on that. People hearing the Quran and reciting the Quran and then in a just the fact that it's being recited the day is profound because I've been looking into the past actually the City of Cape Town some Majima stuff they want to know you said even the Quran delete it or the Quran
or or they'll be like him, Shay, Bornean Roddy.
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we'd like to discuss the theory of reading Quran being repeated over and over and lumen alojado.
The idea of listening to the same parts the same portions, the same
verses of the Quran and never ever getting bored. The off. We just mentioned a little bit earlier sort of artha is that exact Surah 17 times every day and we don't get bored of it. Alhamdulillah
Shifter haffi Ahmed Suleyman.
Now, putting so much if I didn't say my name, I'm worried.
I was gonna ask you I would you started that with a translation of FATCA.
Id I think one of the most important things to me
that stands out, you know,
every single time and obviously,
in the Shafi method, the personalized partner certified and we recite them certified Hi, and we start Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem.
In the Name of Allah subhana wa Tada
the Most Merciful, Especially Merciful.
It's important to, you know, like, I was just, I was thinking about this concept today, because I was doing this thing with my kids. We repeat the same thing, like the same thing over and over and over and over and over, just to like, you know, solidify the concept men, right.
as you were talking about it, now, I'm thinking about Salatin fight. Like this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to reinforce for us over and over and over and over and over and over again, that when you start you're starting with Allah subhanaw taala you know, Bismillah R Rahman Rahim and we both have our month of Ramadan. And we ask that Allah subhanaw taala grant or start to be sought in the name of Allah subhanaw taala and that everything we do that follows this is in the name of Allah subhanaw taala for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala
believing in Allah subhana wa Tada seeking the reward from Allah subhanaw taala even in it now Nia we read Eman and watch the sermon you know Luigi like that we do it
with this this full faith and this was the ceremony. We opened belonging we want to see that he would say it properly.
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the Bill No. Good. Yeah, gotta have to say that I go. And
and that just like I was looking at it, and I just thought about it now like your letters to reinforce this for asmin starting enable everything you do every time no matter what shamila Rahmani Raheem, the Most Merciful Especially Merciful.
And in immediate need thing also for me that stands out these immediately. Allah brings in the Most Merciful, this mission impossible and you know what the line, a smile. Allah subhanaw taala is all of these beautiful names. And then Allah subhanaw taala chooses to use a Rahmani Raheem.
And again, again, you know, you're just thinking to yourself, Allah subhanaw taala whatever you do, you're doing this
Eveleigh but then you know and I think that other times you worry okay why do we do this? What if you make a mistake Are you but if you start in the name of Allah subhanaw taala you're doing it for the sake of Allah Subhan Allah even if you're making mistakes along the way, even if you stumbling falling, I was wondering immediately tells you always the most merciful was the Especially Merciful, just do in the name of Allah subhanaw taala you're going to receive that mercy from Allah subhanaw taala whether you stumbling, falling, crawling, whatever it may be. So anyway, I was just thinking about that. And then obviously the next thing is gratitude. Allah subhanaw taala then says Al hamdu
lillahi rabbil aalameen Oprah says do Allah subhanho wa Taala and I think before we even for those who don't know, I'm not gonna I'm gonna stop now. I'm waiting for you to do the translation.
I just I just need our thinking. You also handled it like, you know, we grateful man was mentioning in the machine did he see that? When they're on the buying investment forum for a believer, there's almost like a tinge of relief like karate man aroma bar. And then he said, you know that showing gratitude Allah subhanaw taala being grateful for that. So Allah grant has to be grateful and so the sad Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen or praise God Allah by the first verse hamdulillah operated Allah Erbil I mean, the Lord of all of the worlds are commanded Rahim, the most merciful, they especially my civil
marchio Medina most of the day of judgment, year caribou, Allah you IACA you alone number two do we worship what yakka and you alone? Are Allah Subhana Allah and studying do we also have Idina guide us? Sarah guide us to the path along stuck in the straight path? So rapalas in the path of the room, and undoubtedly the boss of those who you have bestowed Your favor upon him. He will Mahabodhi him not the both of those who your anger is upon him while Bo Lin know the both of those who have gone straight
Shaula exciting give us some of your reflections and sort of
as about that you look like you just doing that reflecting on that in LA tomorrow hamdulillah
the genital mercy Masha Allah said I'm gonna go through it again to give Alcon special mercy we can you recall any idea Yeah. Maybe my fault No, it's not my fault.
God yeah you just at the mercy of Allah in in Zakaria rocks up Masha Allah Allah you know can you hear me now? Only going yeah okay Just hold on. If it is only asking the viewers can if you can all of you Yeah, because we can you
your voice is a noise
I think I can figure out what's going on yet. I think Zakariya are you using Mike
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his inside leg
started to learn sign language. We were working with doing a youth program with some of these Yukon Yukon speaker signing speaking. We were trying to figure out Zakaria sign language I was like filling the gaps nice and was telling me Okay, she liked you. actually excited to continue.
We've been muted you know for a moment because we need to just figure out why your sound is
is causing the noise.
Can you check on your side
can you hear me now?
It sounds beaten up.
I want to go to Africa to everyone. When I say
Ramadan Kareem do you guys do you know those who are watching as well?
When they see when everybody say Ramadan Kareem now I think of the cream that we used to eat the statement white cream if anybody's on on the route of the market please bring that cream that's our blue lid
on the top mosquito with the with the with the with the Black Sea with a god and I say Ramadan Kareem then I think
I think that date
are you feeling
I'm gonna listen. Yeah, a I'm not.
Now you have curiosity in everybody.
Zakaria in Salem was actually busy telling us about his reflections and I really disturbed the math.
So Bismillah the first thing that we see or the ice that stands out or Rahmani Raheem
Catarratto mahbubani rule three learning Arabic Catarratto mama Bernita Delilah Kathy Limani, the more letters that they would be in a certain word, the more meanings that they would be in that word as well. So a rough man as certain letters the or I'ma being the root letters, and r Rahim also having the same root letters, but different letters in each of those words or different extra letters. So Scott is explained to this to us the difference here.
General mercy, special mercy.
And even before thinking about Allah subhanaw taala we can maybe even just, you know, think of ourselves
yo, how do we say this now,
most of us and Muhammad Abbas all by all his co workers or his employees, you'll make sure that he pays them all for the eight to five, but the guy that comes in a little bit earlier and leaves a little bit later, even if it's five minutes, the boss will notice that and the boss will give him extra bonus at the end of the month.
And this is what you can understand as general mercy and special mercy. Allah subhanaw taala as general mercy for all of creation, every single thing that Allah exists, that Allah created.
Allah gives that thing, what it needs to survive what it needs to live, whether that thing believes in him or not. And of course, they we can only refer to mankind and jinn kind,
but Allah gives every single thing whatever it needs to survive and even to thrive in this dunya I then Allah special mercy
would be that special mercy that is kept the for those that chose to believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala and in this regard, amoxicilina have a number of different opinions. Some say that a rough man would be Allah's mercy in the dunya a Rahim Allah has mercy in Africa.
Some would mentioned a rough man is again Allah's providing for everyone on the dunya but Allah him Allah special mercy will be the indecision of Rasulullah sallallahu there was another 700 ft Yama which would come specifically then for this particular OMA list of the Quran de Sumati received this beautiful column Alhamdulillah.
Yeah, that relates directly to surah. Doha well so for your oblique rabuka Fatah, Allah will give you your Lord will give you until you are pleased and mentioning I've seen the Prophet also limited this area. He became like superduper excited when they see these it like really that Allah will give me until I am pleased. If that's the case, I will never be pleased until they stole one of my MA in the fire of Jana.
And then related to that as well. So backup position, he will never be zento He will never be pleased and as long as one of his uma be still in the fire Jana. So
the Gambia this mentioned another Hadith that all the MBA have been given a DA and the prophet or Salam says that I am keeping my da I'm putting it on ice for now. And I'm keeping it till the day after Yama and on the day of TM I will make the art Allah in such a way that I have never that no creation and ever made to ITU and no creation if ever praise Allah like that before.
And a part of the day I will be in decision for this OMA, some scholars mentioned that dua of the Prophet was to be the special mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala.
That all being said, idea of the special mercy I really related to connection to the Quran, and conviction to that personality. That would be
somewhat a source
after Allah subhanaw taala He is then the next source of that special mercy
that Allah Tala will be giving to us. So Allah Allah connect us to his beautiful column and Allah Allah connectors to his beloved Mary Muhammad Allah
take care mean,
I don't know we we have some static on the on the live stream. It's not in studio because we can't hear any static whatsoever.
But what I'm going to do is I'm going to play
I'm going to play I'm going to put one as I carry on for him to talk then I'm going to take off and try to fix it. And hopefully it will be gone. So when does it get to you they don't see you.
In fact to fix it. And hopefully we'll be doing and you must
know now was playing the stream
next to this just because I wanted to hear the static masanga Please give us some of your insights and sort of how I try to fix things and if it isn't outside I don't know.
You guys are just checking me on the spot there because I was actually just listening to out the stream was sounding but
if I think about Surah Fatiha
I firstly think about its names. The fact that it's called Omar Quran
which I mean we should literally translate as the mother of, of the Quran. But we know I mean, like what on earth is the mother of a book
we have the understanding of something of mache, the mother of something being the thing that it returns to Oh, it's actually its origin.
So, when I think about when I think about Surah Fatiha, the opening chapter
and its various names, then I think about something that contains the broad message with a general message of the entire Quran.
And that's encapsulated in a conversation, a conversation between
myself as the slave and Allah subhanho wa taala.
And you know, this is one of the interesting things about Surah Fatiha, and it never ceases to amaze. The fact that like if you ask yourself the question, Who is speaking in Surah Fatiha, like you know that it's the kalam of Allah.
Right. But it sounds like it's actually your words. So it's Allah teaching you how to speak to him.
yeah, and takes the form of the DUA, but it's the speech of Allah, it's the kalam of Allah. And for me that's very, very profound and beautiful, in that this very first surah in the Quran, is introducing me to the main concepts of the Quran. And it's doing it in such a beautiful manner, that it is the column of Allah but it's already by be me reading it, it's already getting me to take the first steps on that journey in my relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala, which is essentially the main journey of our lives to come to an increased knowledge of Him and to express our our nature as being his servants and slaves. So, you know, those are my first preliminary thoughts about Surah
Fatiha, I think there's a lot to be said about it. You know,
if we think about that fac, rock classical books of exegesis of the Quran, then oftentimes you have a 30 volume Tafseer of the Quran, and one of those volumes will be dedicated to certified
so there's a lot to be said about ratified.
But those are just my preliminary thoughts
well over to you.
You just leaving right now.
Anyways, if you want to carry on me, just to get on speaking about the actual verses of the surah.
The first verse, according to the Shafia is is Bismillah AR Rahman AR Rahim.
And that verse,
according to the view of those who count the best manner, Bismillah R Rahman Al Rahim as the first verse in every Surah except to or to Tober.
It would be, you know, an introduction
by Allah to himself. So, like I said, at once Allah is getting us
To act by saying you know that Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim
with the name of Allah Bismillah is not a complete sentence Bismillah with the name of Allah,
it's not a complete sentence. So I mean, there has to be something that's implied and understood in like a teddy will be Smith, I am starting with the name of Allah or with the name of Allah, a recite or with the name of Allah.
There has to be something understood the
so there is a various a, there's a number of different ways we can I understand that. I'm starting
seeking assistance from the name of Allah.
When I said I, you look like you're trying to speak, but I can't hear you.
So I'm assuming they can't hear you either.
Nobody can hear you. But I may be mistaken.
Let me just say this. So it's Allah teaching you how to speak to him.
So there is a there is, yeah, that is me speaking. But I was just checking on the screen now. So is happening. There's me speaking, but we can't hear you on the study.
So I'm just gonna carry on Bismillah R Rahman Rahim, there has to be something understood and implied. And we can understand that I'm starting with the name of Allah, or I am seeking assistance with the name of Allah, meaning and then something else would be understood in the action that I'm going to undertake my recitation. So it's a very engaging
Oh, now we can do now. Can you hear me? Now? Can you while you're popping into the setting?
Because if you can hear me
you can hear me, we going to you. Okay.
I'm going to ask you to wrap up now. Because I don't know. I must. I must try to figure out why can you do you can come back in again. And, and in those watching, can you hear me?
You see what happens when you don't get me to studio and I give us all these issues?
Diva very delivered just coming to studio very,
So as I was saying, it's a, you know, by that very versatile fact, you had just Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. It makes it a very engaging read.
And whilst it is being engaging, that that I'm actually doing something Allah's at the same time introducing himself to me, and how does Allah choose to introduce himself to me, he chooses to introduce himself to me by two of his names, or actually theory's names. Firstly, Allah. Then Rahman and Rahim,
And Rahim being comprised of the same route, right, that route that pertains to Mercy, but not a cold, like, you know, we say this is a Rama is not a cold mercy. It's not the mercy that the king has to be subjected when you choose not to kill him. That's what Rama is. Rama is derived from the womb, the Rahim and so it's a very warm, loving mercy. In fact, you know,
you might we might consider, or I'm assuming that you think
wait, I'm gonna go. Oh,
So you know, both of those names of Allah subhanaw taala Rahman and Rahim.
They're our first introduction to Allah because when we say Allah alone, right, the idea of Allah His qualities may not be known to us yet. So in Allah's introducing himself to us, he chooses to have his names that have the same route that indicate a similar thing. And that is that allow subhanaw taala loves you.
That is full of love. His love is infinite and his love is eternal. And I think that's very, very profound. And you know, if I'm not if I don't see anything for the rest of tonight, then you know, we can enter the month of Ramadan, acknowledging the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves us, and we interact with Allah subhanho wa Taala in the knowledge that he loves us, and that we you know, we realize that in our lives, and
you know, we do such things that make us deserving of Allah subhanaw taala loving us, and we cultivate within ourselves, love for him.
And if we try to do that in this month of Ramadan, then I think, you know, we will have set ourselves a great mission. So I'm gonna hit that for now. And we'll see what happens later in show. Alright, so I'm Malik monitor Barakatuh
Over to you guys. So don't worry
because the left Somali Corolla I'm sure that was beautiful Naseeha we got a letter at the end of the USA I have no idea and I don't know what to say happening because like I said, we literally can't hear anything wrong if desired in our last elementary play game, we will see you we can lovely
listening please post in the comments what Melissa do was, yeah, give us give us some of those jewels that I spoke about so that we can check up on India if he was talking. So he's
talking of stuff
can do I want to I want to say something about Surah Fatiha. Right.
That that's really that's really important to me, man.
Oh my god. Okay, I was going to say something about sort of idea that I find personally important to me. It's not, it's not something that's like the Deaf seed, or like, spiritually, I don't know that this is something that stands out for me. It's more like a physiological analysis, linguistic analysis, but then, in a very practical sense, what does it mean to me? Because if you ask what is the first 1000, philosophical, logical, we both get each other.
a logical, okay, Jesus study of language. Okay. So linguists in the like, anyway,
it starts from the button, it's like, how does it how does it apply in everyday life? Okay, because if you look at sort of fatty acid, I think it's a perfect introduction to the Quran. But what does it really instruct you to do? How is it guidance? Right? Because that's the essence of the Quran is death. But Surah Fatiha is a pre it's
right. So you're asking Allah you praise Allah, and then you learn about Allah? Because you kinda have a relationship with Him who you don't know. So he first introduces Himself to you and then okay fine you bow that affinity and when he tells you about okay, fine, this is why you have to listen to me because these consequences Maliki are meeting. Right? So it gives us look here, I love you, I merciful to you and everything that I see on the dev Kiama Okay, so it's like Be careful, but then
at that point still Yes, but now what must I do? Who am I? Why am I going What is life all about? Right?
Guide me? Yeah, I can do it. I can start in the even in the conversation that profits are the licensee we have with Allah. In the Fatiha. It's at this point, we you say you alone, do we? And every translation that I've ever seen, see is worship. Right? Now this is where the philology comes in a study of the language in Arabic the word Naboo. Right. The rootlet is the etymology of the word roughly this other word is abd
with abd in the word worship.
non existent is worshiping the word. So the word the word worship comes from an old English word weird Skype, which basically means to do an act of devotion. That is not
an act of devotion is I'm doing something now later. I'm not doing it. When I'm sleeping. I'm chilling when I'm in the toilet. I'm not doing an act of devotion, you know? I mean, how most people think it is but anyway, but when I mean ABD, I'm always an ABD. When I'm sleeping, I mean, when I'm washing I mean, when I'm having the goods and my spouse I'm in abd when I'm playing with my kids, I'm an ABD I'm an ABD I'm a servant of Allah. You alone do we serve Yaquina Stein and you alone? Oh Allah to be asked for help because we serve you we don't have another Rob we don't have another power we don't have another deity we don't have another sense of devotion we only enslave ourselves
to you I free myself of dunya I free myself of material things I free myself of money I feel myself I only enslaved myself to you and because of that I have no one but you I can only ask you right yeah I can assign only you do we seek assistance from
and then What is Allah saying the response has been you are buying up the value of the masala This is between me and my servant and my servant will get exactly what he or she had asked for. Okay. But now the Chilean okay? Because now this is really to understand what it is to understand who am I and who is Allah? Who's a really good A must know. Human Yeah, you're not Mr. Someone. You're nothing you will say
servant, know who Allah is. But in you being a servant you also know who you are. In you being a servant of Allah, you have your glory and your honor and dignity. That's what gives it to you. But when you make yourself in Abdullaev, your nafs and when you make yourself in Abdullaev your family and when you make yourself and have money and whatever the case may be, now you think you missed somebody, but you're not. And when you are truly, you really belittling yourself because now you and now you are real slave.
So by being servant to Allah, you're actually being free. And by being a slave to your NASS, you actually enslaving yourself. Basically it sort of comes down to
the acts I was just thinking about or you could download off the ALA introduces him.
To you. Allah, almost like introduces you to Yeah.
Who I Am. Adjust by the way this will you Exactly, and that's what you need. Yeah. Anybody look at you look at what I was mentioning earlier, Allah subhanaw taala. chose for this to be the thing that will be often and the sponsorship that's been solidified because we continuously repeating it, the concept solidifying is I'm a slave to Allah, Allah yakka Naboo. I'm a slave to Allah and do nothing else. And people find weird like, slave like in Christianity, for example, you refer to yourself as the Father, God is the Father and we the children of God, we all God's children, muslims are not allowed to do this, by the way. So the point is,
Allah wants you to embrace your servitude, men, embrace it, you're a servant online, you know that I tell the kids at the madrasa to care. You might not like it might not be a suitable description for your modern idea of what life is supposed to be like. But you, no matter what you decide, you're going to be a slave. And you know, do you understand a slave? If you're going to be a slave to your naps? Are you going to be a slave to your car? Are you going to be a slave to your house, you're going to be a slave to your job, or you're going to be a slave to your boss, you're going to be a slave to your wife, but you're going to be a slave. So why not be a slave to Allah and be free from
anything else? And it's not only about the fact that you don't even have to summon it's like, for me, it's a lot about the honor around me that okay, you're going to be a slave, but I define myself as a slave to Allah subhanaw taala. And if you think about it, you know, one of my teachers talking about recently you're saying that Allah subhanho wa taala. If you look at some of the the defining moments of Abu Mohammed Shah salah, and obviously what the first defining moment is, when revelation was revealed to be Mohammed Salah. So now that first moment, so Allah subhanaw taala says, What about it? So behind the lady, and Allah Allah, Allah IBD Oh, sorry, humbly lie lady Angela. Allah
Abdi, Oprah is due to Allah subhanaw taala. who revealed upon he doesn't say Allah Muhammad. He then defines that we Muhammad wa salam, as I said, same down this start of newer for the rest of creation point as Rob Abdi and then our screen returns the next one. The second defining moment is that Nabina Muhammad Salah when further you know what teaberry Isola salat wa salam could go. Allah subhana wa speaks about the SRR before that, may Allah Allah Subhana Allah says, like Mala Salim we're excited now. That
Glory be to Allah subhanho wa Taala the one who, as as taken his slave, on this night journey, Allah subhanho wa Taala Vina Qin has a stake in Mohammed was taken, the son of Abdullah was thinking well, you know what, he's Allah subhanaw taala again, and as this guy maybe, I mean other places. Yeah, Allah subhanaw taala specifically chooses so it's like you're on the most momentous occasion occasions. Allah subhanaw taala called His most beloved I'm not letting you Yeah, and so if I had known him you also because you are analyzing our obudu Yet Allah IG you did have an A in new college you dive acid you live in SF is gonna rot away is another perplexing thing
the idea that that is something I mean the way that we're speaking about it now now it's almost like something that you know already Mala in JAMA knows it and you know people that is perhaps reading Surah Fatiha know that they supposed to be a slave of Allah. But math Did you say Motoyama? Shiva Eva as of now,
Muhammad, oh, so the idea of Allah making the knifes that is exists inside of us.
That thing that is intrinsically pottery, right? So we've all got enough and we all got a roof. More Ramadan feeds the roof, and the dunya feeds and laughs and the whole year that has been feeding the anatomy. So the nafs now grows to the point that enough doesn't want to submit and become
The slave butter rule knows luckier I need to be a slave and and and this is like what's it like the Cananda min you know Why did Allah make us like that? Why did Allah make us like that if Allah knows or other if the idea of this life he still was not submit in the become a slave but there is like the challenge of it but now because you within yourself that one part of you doesn't want to submit and the other part of you knows look yes and I will only be successful if I submit
that's like a really a brain boggling thing like how does it work? But we didn't see also that was Ramadan when it comes. Allah's Mercy is so good that I'm sure you guys will know exactly what I'm talking about. When Allah gives you a sign, not somebody else. You remember that thing fell into your lap that you were wishing for four hour long. And in that power the rehab a big moment. Now the road check with this, the submission thing is all working because I did all that stuff and beyond and getting all the stuff that I wanted. But even that is not enough for the roof. To remember look here, this is the only way to go. The knifes will stall now for some other side ticket don't submit
and don't do up don't be a slave, you know, because of you you did it you earned it you gotta you know it's not all giving it within the sort of RTI even we find out the guidance to help with this particular dilemma that every person is facing with himself
he did not set out on was that he guided us to the straight path we were really on the straight path or hamdulillah but every single time we are able to give preference to the roof over the nafs then we draw a little bit closer
on to a better part of the Sirata Mr. Team and yeah, this is what we're hoping for inshallah. I mean
I mean by Luca by the way in in Ramadan, we have an amazing opportunity. This is actually the perfect night to do the same because they're all on our chef that we do something as a species as an Omar we do something very dangerous in Ramadan.
And we need to be careful of this. So I am going to use this as an opportunity to remind myself in everybody don't play with you enough since Ramadan. Okay, because Ramadan is a training ground to bring your knifes under control, right? That's the whole concept of La La Quinta tekun Normally your analysis boss now you call this the nafs haha no no food Waitomo enough scams again a thirsty and in the culture is no Allah first UA toma hurry. And in Afghanistan says No wait, I went I need to fulfill my sexual desire and in the country is no hold on wait Tamaki. So now the nafs does not pass anymore. And then normally we give into the nafs because shaitan helps enough's the environment
helps enough. That's just the nafs wins all game, right. But Ramadan comes shaitaan is locked up, the environment changes. And it's like training ground, right? 30 days or one on one, keep that nafs in order.
The worst thing in my opinion that you could do, obviously sends that aside, but the worst thing that you could do, because it's technically harder is to over eat and to oversleep. And to waste time in Ramadan, you're not necessarily going to be committing haram right? Necessarily,
arguably also, but if you're going to overeat at at SOHO and Iftar time, all the work that you did on the nafs during the course of the day, you're going to go go to waste.
Because you telling them enough witchy that you have this right in you're going to get rewarded Labrang and then another feature that gets rewarded. You're not training enough you spoil him enough to understand. So you think you're getting an asset under control. Meantime, what you're doing is you're actually making things worse for yourself. So in other words that last that last samosa to duck in your mouth, do you think okay,
but I'm missing the state for the day if I have that mistake, it's a mistake. Well lie It's a mistake. And it doesn't just show in the weight that the person potentially picked up in Ramadan. Just think about it. No other time of the year do you eat savories for 30 days in a row you will say that's insane. No other time to eat. So if it is deep fried, whatever unhealthy foods look at, in in moderation now in this mission, it is not haram to remove mahalo Allah who like now, but if you're gonna make your Ramadan, an eating occasion, then you potentially ruin the main benefit of Ramadan, which is the training of the neffs a deep so like when you when you reach when you reach that
Allah subhanaw taala gives you the framework, you know, stupidly somebody asked about this the other day I was talking about the framework of tomorrow
and how it keeps pulling us back to the machine
So like Luke came in,
we should be dying, right? To be making all of our code in the machine in JAMA. But Luca, as an elf male, you don't have a choice but to go much more in the machine. So now these this framework, which you actually you have some choice, but the support is you have no choice at all.
But what is the Doom, the regularity of the little thing we don't have a choice on teaches us number one, we have the potential to do what the chosen who can who can come to the machine that shows we can you can stop what you're doing in the middle of the day, the guy will do out and go and spend some time in a machine and it shows you the knowledge of what you're able to do. The other thing that potentially does the regularity of these builds that habit and that you know, that
familiarity with the environment and the set down so now what happens is you forced in during the day,
Allah subhanaw taala in your choice is not going to you go and eat to go and didn't you can indulge in, you know, you see to your sexual desires that you could in halali If you married off the Maghreb, I've given a lot of conditions.
And you stay away from only these things from sunrise to sunset for your wife. Yeah, with you.
From from sunrise to sunset, because you don't have a choice. Now what happened and I'm just listening to this as you were saying it now is that after maghrib I showed you okay, you could hold this thing in holding you could you add your naps, Bella and Nick all day because I'm not gonna be like my boss. And now of the mother he was like, well, free range but yours actually and I'm just I'm literally taking this from you now. That Luke here that naff string is actually going to start in go and look at when you get in bed are you actually going to get up and go for the tide? You're gonna try and get it right you're gonna get up to so you can eat more for the NAPS again. Are you
going to get up early so you can elaborate more before the fight? Like we think about it you will jump at the big machines
back almost a cone ball go the whole day without
now much I'm gonna jump up so I did why because I was so so you can you can do that too. I was body that actually isn't getting enough
skin to go now. For now. Whatever these huge Okay, not
this moment earlier, but that's again against the enough's pin. Occasionally excited. Can I ask you a question before you ask a question? How will what will this do to training? Let's say the person they want an ashtray. And they go to the gym. They work out the VG and they need to go
eat the homos like I'm talking about every every time they go to the gym to work out for 20 minutes they go minidoll Gatsby and they drink it really thick okay depends on depends first on the training effort bulking season even if even if you bulking if you bug like that you're just gonna get fat guy so bulking is much now picking up mess guys I will tell you you can pick up the clean way or the dirty way the dirty way you just eat anything as much again and the good guys you know the bad way you can bulk up but you still need to do so strategically proportions and sizes and content and so on and so on. Bottom line was training bad eating kills your gains like like any sort of gains if
you were training to get stronger and your diet your diet isn't the conducive you won't get any strength gains or you will but it will be very very minimal if you want to lose weight
definitely not happening definitely not happening. Losing weight is about being in a calorie deficit. So if you consuming more calories than what you are burning then
it's kind of impossible to lose weight achieve which could still possibly happen in Ramadan yeah right your entire day you're not eating as burning of calories, but Buka time and so time is putting enough calories so you putting in more than what you are burning when you I think and I think the same and I think the same applies to like almost any concept and if you think about even if you're saving money, or you're like okay, you're gonna save so much for the month you save up you don't spend money early in the day but then you spend the night like there's no concept of like being counterproductive so I think that that's a really cool listen to take on the first night in sha
Allah Tala, the creakier the effort you putting in men and even like, you know, for example, now you even called and what's happening, I'm just thinking how this concept extends across Ramadan, we recall and more than we did in our diamond in the normal read Quran in Ramadan more than we read any time any other time.
Now, what happened is when you do go and not just the recitation and you actually cleansing your Hotman this actually sends being removed there's actually a purification process happening now. And then you check your hour in and you put it down or you go watch a movie or you go do something else and in that you seeing how long you look at how long, how long. Now what happens is that oh,
Wouldn't you spend scoping you're not backing again you know to look through the sand but you got the washing machine you got a limousine to get back into the washing machine and then expect 30 days later we did let us go oh, I'm wondering why by the same I mean so I think the concept of productivity if we I mean I'm just like to get it from a perspective that if you doing less of good and I think you mentioned this last year on the podcast as well you mentioned like in Ramadan a lot of people focus on what more can I do but sometimes actually just take a step back to say what can I do less of Yeah, so what am I gonna do this all in terms of you know, the no
nonsense for the little things that you know the thing that only Allah knows he was he was mean and how can you listen that a little bit day by day in potentially you just running around in the dirt leash can in the Rama bond washing machines in a clean audio a mid kilometer for you not you're not throwing in because you throw in you in the cleaning process but you continue the processes along the way that's like washing up order.
me Mohammed Al Salam it Canara valo Bishop Tamra at the bottom line for the in at the end of it for each and every one of us when we meet the Malik on the Yomi Dean, what is going to have to happen? We're going to get Weidman each one of us is going to get wait for mantequilla miroir Zeno for ecoman Flea Hone
if your scales AV then you will be successful not the linear scale not the accurate scale.
well profits also launch easier even by offer Tamra a portion of a date. So in other words, we all need to make sure at the very least that the scale of good deeds is heavier than the scale of bad deeds by a portion of a date amount of sadaqa if it is that portion which is what no camo note note one gram if you waiting that much heavier Bismillah you go straight into Jana the bed will cancel out that good and they will be that which in this case
you will still get into gentlemen I mean that that is what we all hope for so can allow Mala Shama was talking now down the road in the dirt more than what you in the washing machine
in the washing machine now, if you stop rolling in it there's no one to know we don't want to Yeah, but again, here's another conundrum thing man, Allah made us as creatures that sentiment but Allah once for us to go against that sending nature to choose him over ourselves, which would then send anatomy like how
we like how we can't even understand the mechanics of it. But this is the reality of where we find ourselves. So like always trying to was telling someone in the comment first there was no any new code in
the contract meaning you must always take a month away from the point
Yeah, to the hotel.
Oh, last year Ramadan moly, okay, don't tell her something. But think about the thing that you may do and you spoke to Allah about last year man. I mean, I'm thinking about my thing right now. And it was like Allah Ramadan when I tried How long would it be and I wanted to fix this man I couldn't and I know I know I can fix it Allah only you can fix it so fix it for me. And then Alhamdulillah Allah fix that or you try to work your way through to Allah Tala and your new gay this is gonna come you thought about it last year Ramadan, all those galaxies mean this November Oh, you better buy today for the day that this cup and the data discount, you might even told you have told yourself, you you
remember the test. He was telling yourself about it. I was gonna test you if he was at the end now. And now you must not you know, and maybe they won. You were safe Alhamdulillah in which you go to Allah. But you were still in the, in that environment of the Dounia with influences now come and you maybe didn't put enough good influences in and then what happens? You fall off that wagon or whatever it is? Anything at all? Yeah, Allah, I must my now again, and you try again and try again. And you look again, this again? You Ramadan. Alhamdulillah. For some of us, it might seem like a perpetual cycle. It is a perpetual cycle of making yourself right. Coming right at being able to
pious more than Juma in the masjid. And then Laso and two months later, you think Wait, did you go with
a bonus again? Yeah. It's again the same cycle. So in one way it's like
it makes you despondent. But in the other way.
To come back to certify to Harmon besides what ever person might have done here can I boo. But yeah can Stein over above everything else may Allah I was never
I wasn't I didn't ever worship someone else but I did all for stuff that I wasn't supposed to do. But Allah you will always My Allah and I was always your slave. And I knew at times I was disobedient. And I was the same as that. But I wasn't anybody else's slave. I was used to evil and I know I should have been obedient, but I wasn't you know, that is what Satan is still five teaches us that old ideas abou like I've been out medically, but I will be the meaning. That is it. I admit Allah that whatever I have is Yoneyama and I admit that in my son, Clara fieldly One word they have to forgive me actually that's all that we can say now so try not to always upset the balance
brothers and sisters and don't ever give up you know a
friend who's not with us right now. i Come on. That's gonna be easy for me to talk about in one day. Messaging I believe you can even vaccinate me she's in the group asked
what I'm doing or something. I think I'm misusing privately so I'll back as an equity doing this in the group. Yeah. And then he gave me suck, you're mad or we can just come from somebody like the marshal. Say he said, But he basically was gonna say Now I'm telling them. Right. But
he said, so I said Cody, what do you think tomorrow? Is tomorrow? Yeah, so he's like, what's the Blanchard model the initiative? You already know I'm gonna wake up and just see how I can stay no beatings. Oh Allah at an angle for the day.
Like attacks you can enter Now obviously, I was like laughing It was like But it's so profound me. Look, yeah, I'm awake. hamdulillah Ileana by the Mammoth and I weighed in food. Allah gave me another day Allah I'm grateful. How do I stay in obedience? Not on your anger, but okay, I want to talk today.
Out come relax. Okay. And is that consequence? Let me offset the balance a bit. You know, a lot of people mistake this content. Moderation. Shall I do wrong? moderation.
Moderation is the right amount the right.
motivation isn't between walls with increased rock
moderation. Moderation. Yeah.
You know, when you want to, you're in harmony, it's not the right amount the right. So look, it's a bit depressing if you think about it from one perspective, and it's very, very inspiring you think about it from that perspective. Other dining, have a nap do the Abdi masala to realize you're a slave. And you're going through this again,
again, and others always need to pick you up your worst
enemy but the amazing thing about it is he doesn't leave you in the lurch and was never the
Subhanallah every time you can make a worse sin, thinking like you can't possibly be worse than this. And he never gives that and also and then. And it continues if we just make do it. It takes us away from this dinner at a good time. I remember feeling like when when the sun was was sitting on Arafa in the last hedge to get after a day of storms. And then you like we thought it was key. Um, but it was beautiful. It was incredible in the sunset and it was like you're gonna just die now. But my family Oh man, I didn't like arrangers and this other you know, then I caught myself man. You're not living like you're gonna die. He will living like you have open tomorrow.
And I mean, if you if you're not ready to die off the Alpha when you read it today, and when you're ready to let go of the dunya there is no visit. So Allah doesn't leave us in the lurch. And then
in the NASA Ratan was stalking him and we asked him for the for guidance in the Select path. And then he immediately gives it to us.
While you asking for it, he gives it the NASA Ratan was 13 Sirata leadin and under la him Mahatma Dooby la mala Bali look at the genius in this Oh ALLAH gave me to the state both the both of those you had favorite not the both of those and anger nor the path of those who had gone astray. You just explain the in your own play? What you do.
You ask Allah, but it's also Allah teaching you what to ask. Allah is actually teaching you. You want to get to me, you want guidance from me? What path do you want to be on? You want to that easily, so follow them. You don't want to be a neighbor, don't follow them. Don't be on the path. Don't be like them, stick to these people here. So he gives us the guidance in the guidance that we asked him for a gene. You know that that brings another profound point that Allah describes the path into Korea also mentioned this last year. In the podcast, you will say Allah describes
As a path of people this path is people's and not the price
as this path is this people is on so we start obviously the leader that popping up 11 W Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and his companions and but if we pull it down to our daily life men, look at this people that are going to the machine to join them. Is a program happening of people trying to remember Allah subhanaw taala Gu demon. Is that string, humidifying that you don't have on your own, like I was talking about the demo earlier. And the one is blossoming, the other beauty and I was fighting with the other one in the nastiest fighting other brewery and it's going back and forth. But now you put that who were these
other was that is that is that is now remembering Allah is doing good. And he got back up now. So now the Nazis are numbered. So we cannot number a national image being done with a bias when we spend time with our teachers when we spend time in classrooms when we spend time in the masajid to find ourselves with people who's trying and on a journey Allah subhanaw taala May Allah grant us all to charity and the closer the man we put ourselves together with those people in those us closer to Allah subhanaw taala tips the scale in the favor of the feeling the call and call that you must present Allah subhanaw taala so I think that's a big one for me also to take away from the sparkasse
This evening is that trying to gain as much of those gatherings as possible you know for people like myself that's you know, you struggling but she still was at Bethel and was gonna get the upper end to keep the roof up and and surround him with all the cool environments around him with people that's gonna you know push him in the right direction so that people like me
but he really shared with me earlier video earlier was like that our bodies gotta be close it always really good things that are leaking out Delaila that is only one mile of range.
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is most appreciative. Allah we are so thankful that you have allowed us all to see and to witness the coming of this beautiful month of Ramadan. Allah we ask you to exit every little bit of a bar that is able to make towards you every single act of devotion that you are able to do, please exempted from us. Allah every single act that we are able to do every single good intention. We beg you have accepted and don't throw back in our faces Yeah, Allah. Allah with info of good we are able to do allow that accounts in our skills of good deeds allow that all of our good deeds are able to wipe out our bad deeds. Allah through your grace and Your mercy upon us allow us to make such a Toba
that will turn all of our bodies into good deeds and yeah Allah that we are able to draw closer to you through them long with the hobby Nagisa this
Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu lillah Europian either mean of Rockman Amy Maliki yo Mateen years now Buddha iya can Stein of Nasir almost 13 Surat Medina and I'm calling him my mother born Dean lean mean. So Lola alesina, Muhammad Ali.
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Serena 100. Sorry, I just want to specifically add to that, specifically, just one but actually recite Surah Fatiha upon the Rojava teacher. She thought her Quran this is the first Ramadan that we
we don't have him around. And it's been a difficult day thinking about that. So please do
join me in a station of Surah Fatiha similar ramen era Raheem, galena European I mean, Rahmani Raheem Maliki of me Dean he can Abu he can Stein Dino's your autonomous team. Surat Tana Vina and under either him or her in Malibu be either a Madame Dornie Nene Amin Allahumma Fiddler who or who was accused of in Jannah while he Jeremy more than Muslimeen aka fatahna problematic I mean or sir
Among other Musa Ninad hamdulillah hero behind me Zack McLaren brothers and sisters it's been a it's been a nice start to the month
we'll see you next time inshallah so article Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato