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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. Allahu Akbar. A law or
a law is greater. A law is greater. A law is greater.
Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater Allah subhana wa Taala is greater than ourselves than our lives. Then this wall this universe, Allah is greater than any time in any space. Allah is greater than any people. Allah Subhana Allah is greater than our desires. A lo Subhana Allah Allah is greater than our own wants and needs. Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than everything. Allahu Akbar. The follow to either is certainly the greatest Alhamdulillah he led he hadn't and the other woman akuna Lena de de la jolla and had an Allah.
Like the first words of the people in Ghana, when the intergender all plays and things are due solely to a law who had guided us to this. Surely we would not have been guided had it not been for the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allahu Akbar, Allah is greater than our own idea of guidance. Allah is great. Allah is the Greatest for guiding us to this Deen of Islam, for guiding us to Eman for guiding us with or and for guiding us with the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for guiding us to be of his own man for guiding us with the month of Ramadan and for guiding us throughout our lives Allahu Akbar.
All praise and thanks are due solely to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, who informs us in Surah Al Baqarah you read a law who be common Yusra while you read up Kumasi while he took me Lula data Valley to kabiru, law, eyelash comb, while I like him dish guru Subhana Allah allowance ease for you, he does not want difficulty for you. He wants you to perfect the period of Ramadan and to complete the period of Ramadan. He wants that you magnify his name declaring his tech be willing to come to LA Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Why Allah Maha dare come specific specifically for the guidance that he had given us. And as we proclaimed these words of Allahu Akbar, since last night at
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we proclaim it with a feeling from the heart and from the soul. That Allahu Akbar, Li thank you for the guidance that you are given me. I thank you for making me from among those who could be alive with Eman in the month of Ramadan. I thank you for granting me the blessing of the Quran. The name of the Quran the name of Islam, the number of Eman Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. And how amazing that this video Allah to whom we are so grateful for also promises as in Shekar to him as he then comb, if you are grateful and to me, I Allah will increase you, I swear to you, I will increase you will as he then come Subhana Allah, May Allah increase as in or increase as in guidance increase as in
bounty increases in blessings. All praise is due to Allah who told us that he does not want difficulty for us, he wants ease for us. In fact, he said, I want easy for you, I do not want difficulty for you. which technically, you know, one wouldn't say this on would say I want things to be easy for you. But by emphasizing even further, that he does not want difficulty for us. So the month of Ramadan presents us with a hunger and thirst and fatigue. But the hunger, the thirst and the fatigue was not the objective. The objective was what was gained by that hunger, by that thirst by that fatigue for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah and Allah is placed as through other trials and
tribulations. A pandemic, that in our lives is completely unprecedented. A lockdown situation that in our lives is completely unprecedented. And it is not the difficulty of the pandemic or the hardship of the pandemic or the hardship of the lockdown that allows for us, but it is what comes with that that Allah subhanho wa Taala intends for us. We pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala lift this pandemic, at lift the hardship that it comes with, but at grant us an insight and open mind and an open heart to receive the blessings and the gifts that it had come with Alhamdulillah Here it is.
Have all praise and thanks is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala upon every single condition, y'all law we don't know we don't understand, but you will learn who you will be Allah you are the Knower of the unseen you are it will only be Russia had the Knower of the unseen and the seen. Yeah Allah, you know why we are going through whatever it is that we are experiencing Europe.
This Ramadan Subhana Allah, we, we saw things unfold. Since before Ramadan, we saw a pandemic hitting the world
panic set in fear set in, we saw it spreading and we saw it coming to our very own country. And then we saw our country moving into a lockdown. And we saw the devastating consequences of having this huge economic divide within our country. And our poverty was sometimes even more destructive than the very virus that we were trying to be predicted from this lockdown. So behind Allah has been taken us into the month of Ramadan and we thought that perhaps perhaps the lockdown will end things will go back to normal and we will have a normal Ramadan.
But Allah subhanho wa Taala had a different plan. And we entered into Ramadan and we were under lockdown. And we entered into discussion. Yes I am the massage would have been locked. How are we going to possibly have Ramadan? With the masjid locked? How are we going to have a Ramadan without a Masjid? How are we going to have Ramadan? Not one sitting into the setting our food our feet into the house of Allah subhana wa tada we thought how can we survive without the Joomla? How will our Eman be. And then Subhana Allah the lockdown continues. And we find ourselves now on the day of our aid, having completed 30 days of the month of Ramadan. And I'll let the eyelid this time around for
us here intended that we complete a full 30 days of fasting while he Lyle Hammond and fellowship behind Oh ALLAH is all the praise. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. So they will know my sajit and always since the beginning of the lockdown, we reiterated time and time again, as Allah dies in the Quran, that that which happens to you Is it a through Allah, but how you respond, how you and I respond to the situations around us, that is within our control, Allahu Akbar, the masajid being locked, or perhaps out of our control. The fact that we were confined to our homes primarily is perhaps out of our control. But what happened to our homes as a consequence, that is in our
control, Allahu Akbar, all praise and thanks is due to Allah Allah is Great Western our homes into places of light into places of Paradise into gardens of Paradise into places with the sila is performed in JAMA with a taraweeh was held in JAMA with a solid 200 was performed as a family with the Edgar of Allah subhana wa Tada. His name was held high in the walls of our home and in the rooms of our home, and in the mats and carpets of our home. Allahu Akbar, that the houses became as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not make your homes like graveyards. Allah through this situation has caused new to shine upon our homes, that it became abodes of light within our
communities, and that we cannot understand that we cannot perhaps see but voila, he Allah subhana wa lscs the height that we have put in and the way our homes have turned into places of light like shining lamps, with indoor communities sometimes Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. Allahu Akbar that our homes have become places of learning places of knowledge. We our children, our students have become students in the home we adapt in Allah has been primarily taught in the home, where madrasa has been taught in the home with the father became the Imam, the Emir of his own home with the mother became the queen of her own home with her own congregation and with his own congregation,
Allahu Akbar, when in life have a difficult Ramadan, but a special Ramadan and without a doubt, Ramadan to remember Allahu Akbar, that this Ramadan with our homes have been having become our own little masajid as the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said that one of these unique features that he's been given is that the whole dunya was made MSG for him. But we know of course, the difficulty of not having set foot in the masjid, we were unfortunately not able to perform our actigraph but insha Allah and we believe with conviction that the the Nia that we had in our heart, the desire that we had to be in the masjid, the yearning that we had for the masjid, the yearning that we had
for our ethical programs that evening. Those would be the impetus for Allah azza wa jal to continue granting us the reward as he would have had we physically been in the masjid for a low to Allah is
Ramadan lil Allah May Allah subhana wa Taala seen Ramadan in Alameda Rasulullah saw Sam and he Eliza Raja is Rahman Allah Allah Allah me. He is the Most Merciful over all of the world's heinola this Ramadan, we also had an amazing opportunity and amazing opportunity as we do with every Ramadan. And that opportunity is quotevalet como si mo gamma Kuta la Latina macabre como la la quinta taco on the attainment of taqwa. Nothing changed about the potential of Ramadan to grant us that taco.
That fasting was given to us. That endurance was given to us by luck so that we can attain God consciousness. But now the question is, number one, have we attained God consciousness? Now perhaps, perhaps we have not attained the level of consciousness that we set out and aspire to attain. And we should always be striving for a greater level of taqwa, for in a Chroma coma in de la Coco, the most noble of us in the sight of Allah of those who have the most taqwa. But without a doubt, if you merely fast it, just by the sake of fasting, even if it be a fast without a thorough we are fast with just the bare minimum of it, that we need to do without anything extra, just the fost alone, it
is the Kalam of Allah, it is the speech of Allah that siyam the fasting of Ramadan is that I like him that taco so that you may attain taqwa. So something happened. Our souls were elevated, our hearts will fold. This is a level of consciousness the that was not there before Ramadan. Now we asked the question. So what do we do with our newly found attainment of taqwa? And again Yeah, we don't speak about the optimum. We speak about that which Allah had granted us which Allah granted us the tofik to attain by His mercy subhanho wa Taala. So taqwa, my dearest elders, mothers, brothers, sisters and youth in Islam, taqwa is that quality that drives us to do what Aled commanded, and to
refrain from what Allah subhana wa ala had prohibited here Melaka tune tamiu Sahaba LMT Sally our marinela which Tina benowa he it's that quality that motivates us to be obedient servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now the question is, what do we do with that taqwa? Well, the month of Ramadan was given to us at such an opportune time. That fear we spoke about the panic we spoke about the uncertainty we spoke about sit in by the covid 19 pandemic sit in by the lockdown situation, when the month of Ramadan arrived, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, our hearts became contained. Our souls became contained. The smiles were back in our faces, for we felt Allah with us, and we
felt a less presidency and we felt that we can overcome. We can get through this difficulty insha Allah, we can and we will get through this difficulty, even the light to Allah be qudra Tila with the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now we have this gift of Allah. We have this amazing taqwa. It is this very taqwa that will get us through this trial. This is a taste from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like other tastes, and yes, it is a taste on a scale that we have not witnessed with the entire dunya as we put on its knees, that Allah made the world and the people of the world to feel as though we own the world as though we are in control of the world. And then Allah showed us who is
truly in control and Allah brought the world to its knees, a libretto world to its knees when perhaps the world refuse to go down voluntarily on to its knees, and we begged Allah and we continue to make Allah and we truly felt need within our lives within our hearts within our souls for the rathmell Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now that taqwa that taqwa was not an objective of Ramadan for the sake of just leaving it and for it to deplete after Ramadan, no Subhana Allah that is exactly what we need to get us through the rest of the until be even the less we reach the next Ramadan. Ramadan is the training ground Ramadan is the intensive battle plan. Ramadan is the training we in we go and
we prepare ourselves. We prepare ourselves to such an extent that Allah azza wa jal opens up the paths of hate, opened up the pathways to Jannah closed off the pathways to jahannam locked up our enemy, the shaytaan, the mother to Sheltie and rebellious devils and the main shaytaan. Allah locked him up so that we could have enough of an opportunity to train intensely like that Olympian who put in hard work, blood, sweat and tears to train for that event. And then they train and they train and they train. What would we say to that Olympian? If will the Olympics start? He said Well, at hamdulillah I have trained now Now I can sit back, relax and not go to the games, Allahu Akbar, that
would be absolute insanity. Now similarly, the month of Ramadan was the perfect training ground. Allah set the stage was to cheat on out of the equation made our knifes you know, really
Go down so that our souls can elevate the nav screen down because you're working you're confined to obey the commands of Allah by fasting by staying away from our basic human desires so that the the soul could be trained the old good be trained now that battle that took place in our hearts that battle with the stomach said eat in the hot seat No, Allah does not want you to eat that battle with with a bodysuit. I'm thirsty, but the cold the hot seat No, you will only drink with a low energy to drink that battle. We the private parts called for us, you know asked us to fulfill its desire and the called the heart said No, you cannot fulfill your desire. Now you have to wait until that time
that Allah Allah decreed for you that Allah Allah said it is okay and halaal for you. And this battle continued for 30 days Allahu Akbar. Now like the bodybuilder like the Olympian who trains who really picks up those those weights so that they can train the body condition the body. This is our letter ilos conditioning our heart for taqwa. huna attacco Hakuna Matata Hakuna taqwa is in the heart, the core is in the heart chakra is in the heart. So this battle went on. This battle was raging so that now when the Ramadan is over, and our enemy is released, shaytan is released again, and our knifes will once again be let loose a little bit. Now we can control ourselves be it Neela
for if you were able to control ourselves against our basic human desire. Now we have the skills the taqwa the right ammunition, to fight our enemy shaitan to fight the knifes and to fight off that which displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala it is the taqwa that will allow us to get through the test, whether it be the covid 19 pandemic, the lockdown, will it be crime? Will it be oppression, any test taqwa is the key to our ultimate success. May Allah Subhana Allah make as from among those Aloma have done a B taco and is the karma who have Taqwa in their lives and encompass and really driven by karma consistency. I mean your ability I mean to now, what else have we attained in the month of
Ramadan? We've attained the forgiveness of Allah subhana wa tada Subhana Allah who stands in pray in Ramadan muncom from Medina, because they believe in Allah because they want reward from Allah who fear Allah who Metapod them in them be all the sins have been forgiven. Woman sama Ramadan email and YT seven love your Allah who Metacafe them in dombey who save a fast in the month of Ramadan, believing in Allah hoping for less reward. All of these sins would be forgiven man karma Laila tell Qadri Eamon and ye sabot who fear Allah Houma Takata Minami, who save a stands in the night of Kadir believing in Allah hoping for reward all these sins will be forgiven Subhana Allah then furthermore,
a low super high no at the I thought as he told us that every day How difficult is he every day? I'll let either freeze 1000s and 1000s of Nick's from the Hellfire sapan Allah May Allah make our Nixon among those next which have been freed from the hellfire. Furthermore, we find that this month of Ramadan brought as the blessing of a such a forgiveness that even even the easiest going person in Ramadan with the least amount of effort would still qualify for the forgiveness. How do we know this? Because when the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam ascended that member and he took a step in he said amin and he took another step and he said amin into analysis and the Sahaba wanted to know
what is this amin that you've seen here Rasul Allah, and he explained the gibreel and he said, Islam came and made three DUIs, which were actually three forms of invoking curse upon a people. And the one we focus on Yes, specifically, is a way to limit andraka Ramadan Flm yoga Whoa, whoa, and to the one who destruction beyond to the one who reaches Ramadan, and it is not forgiven for that person. And gibreel the best of the angels said me and the Rasulullah sallallahu listen to the best of human can the best of gene can the best of all creation, said I mean, in the month of Ramadan, what do we think of such unremembered as he's ascending Subhana Allah? So we might ask, how is this? How is
this a good thing? You know, what if I'm from among those who did not attain forgiveness? Now the Hadith needs to be understood in light of the fact that it is so easy, it is so facilitated, for someone to earn a less forgiveness in Ramadan, that is no fear from the best of the best of the best in the best of times, to make such a dua, that curses of Allah be upon the one who does not attain it. Because Allah Allah will practically look for an excuse to forgive us in this month of Ramadan. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, La ilaha illallah wa Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar o ne Langham is another thing we've attained throughout this time, not specifically for a Melbourne but
certainly as part of it, that we find ourselves in a unique situation that was beautifully described by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And that I think we need to really give attention
Because it fits so aptly into our current situation that I don't think we've ever experienced the time or will ever experience a time be in the lie in sha Allah with this Heidi's will be so applicable. And it comes in the Sahaba moment Bahati and there's another very why in the Muslim Imam Ahmed, the Hadith is narrated by a Shara dlo to Ella and her meaning when she says, CELTA Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he thought when I asked the Messenger of Allah, my beloved husband, the prophet of God, about plagues or about pandemics, about diseases which are contagious.
So when she asked him this Bharani I know who either a boon to law Allah Yeshua, he responded that it is in fact a punishment, that alota Allah sins upon whomsoever He wills.
gyla who are a metal momineen but she also says that the Prophet Allah said that Allah made that very same pandemic, that very same contagious disease and situation, a mercy for the believers. How is it a mercy for the believers span Allah. Now we know in light of Allah Hadith, that when a believer even picks the finger on a thorn, that would be sins forgiven, so we can understand in relation to the hardship of a pandemic, but he's not describing those who are afflicted by the actual sickness. Listen further, he says lay some in a hiding yakata own, there is no one. There is no one who falls into a situation of an epidemic or pandemic, find em goofy byla D and then remains
in a ballot in the hometown and then in the rewi of Mohamad Fie Beatty in the home itself so behind Allah saw beuran having patience mazzi been hoping for reward by the by the being obedient to what needs to be done. Yeah, I know I know knowing full well that nothing lay lay you Cebu Illa marketable la hula, nothing will harm him or her except that which allowed the eyelid prescribed for them. Illa Canada who Mithra judiciary he accepted for that person who remains steadfast in their country in their home through such a time, that person will be recorded with the reward of a Shahid, reward of a martyr, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, it SP from among those yob who
attained the reward of the martyrs for our patients during this time for our obedience of the Lord during during this time, remaining steadfast in our homes and in our hometowns and not putting others at risk during this time. Allahu Akbar, may Allah grant us that we get that reward of a Shaheed in the month of Ramadan Subhana Allah, that through the night of Laila to the supply to us that even for the person who did nothing, during the nights of Ramadan, did not make the raw, we did not make the hijab, they just performed salata Ayesha, they just performed solid legit. They did not make any extra effort and Laila to codger at they were remaining obedient to the law staying in
their homes during a time of a pandemic. So even for that one, these the reward of a Shaheed according to the Kalam of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was at the core of pseudo law, the prophet Alayhi salat wa sallam only spoke the truth may Allah grant us that full reward. Another beautiful attainment that we all qualified for Alhamdulillah is that in the last night of Ramadan? The Prophet Alayhi salat wa salam said that alone dialer calls out that the rewards are now given to the servants and they are all going to be forgiven. So the Sahaba wanted to know Yeah, Rasul Allah I hear a little harder Is this the night of of culture that we that we that we see a sequel. And then
he said, No, this is not the night of God. This is that when a servant completes his or her task, isn't it then befitting that they get that they get remunerated in full so this the the lemma referred to as the letter J is a the night of the prize giving and Subhanallah it reminds us that the night before eat, allows to behind with the Allah is actually announcing to the angels that all of his servants are going to receive His forgiveness. Furthermore, on the day of aid, the melodica descend, and they meet the believers.
And when the belief is complete, they eat Proceedings of the Syrah and the hood bear for those who are going to be reading the hood or following in a footbath. But praying the Salah at least to the family, that when they stand from that gathering, the angels are commanded but allowed Allah to say to us, cool moment for Allah como como ma for Allah can stand for you have been forgiven by Allah stand for you have been forgiven by Allah Stan, for you have received a less forgiveness and I pray to Allah Subhana Allah to grant me and to grow into you and to grant all of us in this room of Mohammed
Although it was seldom that we receive our food award, but Allah subhanho wa Taala. On this day, this beautiful day of our Eagle fitter, my beloved elders, our beloved mothers and fathers brothers and sisters, and my dearest youth, I leave you with only two instructions that stood out for me through this entire month. that stood out for me through the month in terms of reflection, and in terms of recitation of the Quran. And just in terms of the lessons that we can really walk away with, from our current situation and what has been highlighted for us.
I beseech you to remember, and for myself, first and foremost, that on the day of the AMA, in a wallowa, your higher self will be Hill abdomen, MIT, Minami de Sala to, at the very first act, that will be judged on the Day of Judgment of all of our deeds will be our Sala
will be our five daily praise.
And whosoever is able to answer the first question correctly.
In other words, all the praise were they and they were done on time and they were done as they were supposed to be done. Then that person for Canada, a flower
sees the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, such a person has already attained success that there is the dev gamma will go smoothly for them. allama Jana minnow, may Allah make us of those.
But if you are unable to mela predict as if you are unable to answer this question correctly, and I'll ask us about our previous era, we did not do this brain we did not do that pre we did not play on time, we played willy nilly, neglectfully and mindfully.
Allahu Akbar May Allah forgive us, in such a person has already failed the test of kiama and then all the deeds will follow like the success or follow success or failure in this will only be followed by failure. Then Allah Subhana Allah is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that then Allah will ask the angels Oh my melodica go and look within this certain amount of my servant to see if you're able to make up for the gaps that are there. how merciful is Allah? how merciful is Allah?
My beloved elders, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers and youth, we learned through this lockdown as well, as well as through the Quran. That next to a low Savannah with the ln is Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there is no one in this world more important to us, to our Deen to our hearts to our souls than our parents, and understand read our hearts of fold with joy at the occasion of aid, but with sadness, that for some of us, we are unable to be with our parents, because physically we are apart. And we don't want to put their lives in danger by exposing them to something that we may be caring.
For others, our hearts are filled with sadness. For perhaps this is an IED that just reminds us that our beloved parents had passed on from this wall.
On this day, I wish to remind myself and all of you that if you will, if you love your parents who are alive, and you wish to honor them as a Muslim should honor them, then be obedient to them. And look after the needs. Look after the financial needs. Look after the physical needs. Look after the loving needs for this is how you will serve your parents during their lifetime. Always be obedient to them and always be kind to them. And if your parents have left this world, that Allah grant ingenico, for those that understand that if you want to honor the memory of your parents, as a Muslim should, in voila, here you cannot possibly be doing anything better for your parents who has
passed on, sent to them to be an asset for the agenda. You and I, we need to be acid for the agenda of our parents, that by our acts in this world, remember, they read us, they gave us our tarbiyah they gave us our very early teaching. So whatever we do, that is as a result of the nurturing and the education of us, they will get they will get of that reward without diminishing our rewards in the least. And know that every time we raise our hands and you make the Allahu microphylla whom or hamasaki pneumophila Jana, that those blessings will go directly to our parents. For we need a son of Adam passed away or daughter Adam passes away. All the deeds come to an end, except for three and
the one is a pious child who continues to pray for that period. So let us be assets for our parents in general. My beloved elders, mothers and fathers brothers and sisters and my dearest youth. It is the day of evil fatal disease they have celebration of happiness and the day of love. As difficult as it may be, be true.
For be cheerful not because we enjoy being you know alone and away from others. But because we are alone with Allah and we are alone with our immediate family, be creative in how we communicate and use technology in shallow data. Remember these are days of being happy of eating of drinking, not going into excess, not wasting, not going overboard. Way beautiful clothing. really be cheerful to those in your home, smile, be polite, be kind and know that we are celebrating. But we are celebrating the obedience of law. And we don't need a lot of people to show our celebration of the obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada. And no as the last word that after the gift comes in other
gifts. after Ramadan, we've been given the gift of the six days of shower, and by fasting with six days of shower and fasting Ramadan. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam told us that it is as though you fasted for an entire year. Allahu Akbar does not miss out on these beautiful rewards. Be in the light either. From myself, my family from all our loved ones, I wish to delete you
kulu I am honored to be here and I wish to get you pious Ramat flaberry classical calculating, and I wish to get your aids aid mobarak that made this aid before the joy happiness and bliss. Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar Allahu Akbar La ilaha illallah wa la vaca Allahu akbar wa ala Hill, Hamed, Al Fatiha Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen Rahmani Raheem, Maliki ami Deen, ear canal Buddha Kenneth Stein, Idina sirata Mr. Karim serrato Latina and untie him.
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