Surah Baqarah 2185 – The Verse of Ramadan

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The conversation covers the historical and cultural context of Islam, including the use of "has been" and "hand in verse sections, the importance of fasting during busy events like Easter, avoiding bad behavior, and avoiding Iran laws. The speaker emphasizes the importance of becoming grateful for Islam, rather than just trying to achieve levels of worship, and the potential for political revolution in the future. They also mention the use of the sharia law as a framework for practicing Islam and emphasize the need to make things easier for people.

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Hamdulillah we are just a week, just over a week away from the month of Ramadan. So today I wanted to share with you some reflections on the verses of Ramadan in the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Al Baqarah from verse 183, all the way to verse

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187. He discusses the month of Ramadan, and some of the acts of worship and rulings and benefits of the month of Ramadan.

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And today specifically, I want to focus on verse 185. And verse 186. We will just go through the verses and do some reflections on what we can learn from these verses and how they can apply to our lives.

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And so verse 185, Allah subhanho wa Taala begins this verse by saying Schelotto Ramadan and the goon Zilla V Hill Quran, who does the nurse your inner demeanor Buddha work for

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the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed as a guidance for mankind and as a proof of guidance and a full on a separation between right ignore.

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So in this verse, Allah Subhana Allah begins by telling us that shuffle Ramadan and the noon Zilla video Quran the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed

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is a few powerful and important things in these verses number one, Allah mentions the month of Ramadan by name it is very rare for Allah subhanho wa Taala to mention any month by name in the Quran. But Ramadan is mentioned by name in the Quran was the Shah who Ramadan the month of Ramadan. So this makes it an extra special Nanda Allah singled out and mentioned the by name in the Quran.

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Allah mentions the most important benefit of virtue of Ramadan. What makes Ramadan special? He says it is the month

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before mentioning fasting, Allah links Ramadan to the Quran, the month in which the Quran was revealed.

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Now what does he mean that the Quran was revealed in Ramadan is many different opinions because we know the Quran was revealed over a long period of 23 years. In fact, this verse specifically wasn't revealed in Ramadan this verse was revealed in the second year of after Hijra. So what is it Allah Swami may say the Quran was revealed in Ramadan? There's two main opinions. The first opinion it was sent down to the angel G Broyhill. In the month of Ramadan.

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The second opinion, the first revelation in Quran that took place in the month of Ramadan, and both opinions could be correct, right. It is possible that both of these things happen in the month of Ramadan. It does not mean that the Quran as a collective whole was revealed to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam in the month of Ramadan because it was revealed in pieces. But Allah subhanaw taala immediately establishes a link between Ramadan and the Quran, making this the month of the Quran. And then he tells us why he said the Quran. Why isn't it Allah subhanho wa Taala send us the Quran, who doesn't need us, to guide mankind to guide humanity. The purpose of the Quran is for the

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guidance of humanity.

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Now again, there's a subtle Syria. You link this verse to the second verse of Surah Baqarah. This is verse one, a 108 divided Surah Baqarah you link it to verse number two of pseudo Baqarah in verse number two Allah Subhana Allah says that the Quran is who doesn't need a monkey in a guidance for those who fear Allah, a guidance for the righteous.

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Your Allah says it is hidden in us. It is guidance for mankind

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In this verse, Allah is telling us who is the message of the Quran for. In the other verse, Allah is telling us who is going to benefit from that message. So the Quran is for everybody, but who's going to benefit from it the most those who fear Allah.

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And so the message as a whole is for all of mankind. But the people who will take most benefit from the Quran, who will absorb this message both most and benefit from it the most, or the most taboo and the people of that world. How do you gain Taqwa? Interestingly go back to verses 183. Allah Samantha says that fasting is compulsory upon you lunga Contacta code said you can gain Duckworth. Again all these verses work together. Right? Allah says the Quran is guidance for mankind. But he told us the Quran is guidance for those who have Taqwa. Then he tells us fasting is what increases Taqwa. So you have to fast gain Taqwa. And you need that word to benefit from the Quran.

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It all goes together.

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So we already learned from this verse, we only in the beginning of the verse, it's a long verse, we really learned from this verse, that the month of Ramadan is a virtuous month, mentioned by name in the Quran. And that is a matter of the Quran, and that the Quran was revealed to be a guidance for us.

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But here's the thing, if you never make an attempt to understand the Quran, to understand his message, how is it going to be a guidance for you, every Muslim? And really I will say every non Muslim as well, must at some point in their life, try to understand the message of the Quran. Because the message for you

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then, or was it the handle data gets into the thick of fasting. So first, Allah subhanho don't have this about the virtues of the month. There is a month of Ramadan, the month of the Quran, the month of guidance. Then he goes into the fate of fasting for one Shahida Winco Bucha for a while, yes, whoever witnesses the month must fast. In this verse, fasting the month of Ramadan becomes an obligation. In the month of Ramadan, it becomes an obligation fully assume is a command. Allah is commanding us to fast the month of Ramadan. And there's consensus amongst all of the schools of thought in Islam, that fasting the month of Ramadan is an obligation. It's not just an obligation is

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one of the five pillars of Islam. And we know all the pillars of Islam are obligations.

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What's beautiful about this verse is Allah Subhana Allah tells us for us in the month of Ramadan is an obligation, and immediately he gives us an exception. Immediately He lets us know that for every obligation, there are exceptions, because the voice continues and says, Woman Garda Meridian Oh ALLAH suffering for the Domina Yamanaka. If you are sick or traveling, you can make it up later. Same verse, Immediately. Allah says, if you want this the month of Ramadan, you must first and then immediately after he says, but if you're sick or traveling, you can make it up later. And this shows us the dynamic and flexible nature of Vic of Islamic law. Allah subhanho wa Taala has built into

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Islamic law a series of exemptions that we all have obligations. But when the obligations become too difficult, there's usually an exemption. For example, you're supposed to have we do when you pray. If there is no water, you do the young. You are supposed to stand and pray. You can't stand you sit and pray.

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Likewise, you're supposed to fast the month of Ramadan. But if you fall into certain categories, you can make it up later. Now the verse of the Quran mentions two categories. The scholars have been extracted from this other categories as well.

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So for example, the verse says a traveler, and the person who is sick can make up the fast later. Adding to this we know from the books are fake, that a woman who is pregnant or breastfeeding, if she's worried that is going to affect the child, she can also make up the fast later. Right. We also know that the elderly person who is chronically ill, and that fasting would have would adversely affect their health. Not only do they not have to fast for they don't have to make it up later. Instead they do something called Vidya right which means that they feed a poor person. For every fast a person as you mentioned in the West before this, it was 184

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We are watching harnesses Freedia to TA will be skin that you pay a video of feeding a poor person,

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right, as you mentioned in verse one before. So there's a series of exceptions to the rule.

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Why are the exceptions?

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So this is something deep about thinking about our Lord that many people don't understand that he's mentioned in this verse

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of Allah wanted, he could have made his religion very difficult. If Allah wanted, he could have said everybody needs to stand and pray no exception. Everybody needs to do no exceptions. Everybody needs to fast, no exceptions. Why did Allah make the law so flexible? Why the Allah trades always exceptions and, you know, flexibility in the law?

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Why did he do this? He tells us in the next part of the verse, Allah says, if you are sick or traveling, you can make it up later. And then Allah subhanaw taala says, you read a wall will be good, we'll use Ravana you need to be comatose. Allah wants things to be easy for you. He doesn't want to make things hard through

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this path of the bus. To read this is the most important part of the verse. Because this part of the verse does not just explain why the vast thing or the sick person can make up the vast later. It is a principle that applies to all of Islamic law

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that form the principles of Islamic law. Estacio Allah wants to make things easy for you.

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Allah wants to make things easy for you. Our laws are not meant to be so difficult that people can't practice it. Our laws not meant to be so difficult that the average person looks and says I can't do this. It's meant to be practical. It's meant to be simple, is meant to be something that anyone can do. And if there's specific things you can't do that usually an exception.

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It's meant to be simple religion. And I say this essays many, many times. Allah made Islam simple. We made it complicated. Allah made Islam simple. We made it complicated. Allah azza wa jal, he was very few obligations. We went and asked 1000 Christians and made many other things obligatory. Allah made very few prohibitions, but we go around asking for every little thing is this Haram is this McGrew and we ended up making more things prohibited. If you actually follow the Quran and Sunnah and the early books are fake and fake of, of the form without him as they were in the early years, you will find very few things are prohibited. Very few things are obligatory, and there are many

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exceptions to the rule, because they seal is, is built into the Sharia. It is built into the Sharia. When the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam would send the Sahaba to do Dawa and to teach people Islam, he would command them and he would tell them, Yes, zero Allah to zero, make things easy for the people don't make it difficult for the people. Today, we do the opposite. Somebody wants to start practicing Islam, we make things difficult for them. From day one, we give them 1000 things to do. And they don't do one of those things. We call them a classic and we lose hope in them. We ourselves don't live up to the standards.

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Make things easy for the people. Allah wants is for you. It does not want difficulty for you.

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This principle is found throughout our religion. It's a consistent principle. Imam Buhari, named one of the chapters in his Hadees book, The chapter of in the dino Usul, the chapter of the religion being easy. The chapter of the religion being easy, we can just take this one statement about fasting and well the whole point.

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I want us to reflect on this I want us to reflect on is Allah tells us first the month of Ramadan if you can't because he's sick of traveling make it up later. Why? Because Allah wants things to be easy for you. I want us to reflect are we making religion difficult unnecessarily? Are we making haram things that Allah left Hello? Are we making obligatory things that Allah left sunnah? Are we unnecessarily burdening ourselves and our families with things Allah left up to choice? If we are doing so, we are going against the goals of the Sharia law. Because the goals of the Sharia is to make life simple and practical for people. We have a few obligations, we have a few prohibitions and

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beyond that, and let people live their lives.

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So the worse ends by giving us some of the goals of Ramadan and Eid, he mentioned it and then you mentioned the goals. How does he mention it? Allah says well, he took me to India, you need to complete this period of fasting meaning the month of Ramadan, or the the computer Allah Allah wa Hidalgo, and then you need to make the bill

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which is the day when you make that meal in. It is the day of the period, right? After a month of fasting, we have the day off, everyone says Allahu Akbar. Right. And so scholars say that this part of the budget, Allah says you need to make the beer. This part of the verse is talking about the day of Eid. So what is the goal of all of this? What is the goal of fasting and eat and all of these things? Allah ends the

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verse by saying, that our Buddhist guru, so that you may perhaps become grateful. Perhaps you will learn sugar, you will learn to be grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala It is sometimes we get so caught up in the letter of the law we forget about the goals of the law. What is the purpose of fasting longer contact the moon so that your taqwa increases? What is the goal of Ramadan and Eid as a whole lagoon dash karoun Perhaps you will become grateful you will attain the level of sugar or being grateful to Allah.

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Let us this Ramadan heavy Ramadan that increases our Taqwa. Let us have a Ramadan that brings us closer to Allah that makes us grateful servants of Allah that makes us people have sugar,

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which is the highest level of worship.

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There are many levels of worship, right? We all on a different level in our journey. To know what level of worship is you worshiping Allah because you don't want to go to Johanna. Right? That's the lowest level is still good. You at least worshiping Allah and you want to go to Johanna. But these higher levels is the desire for Paradise, this love of Allah, there is the fear of disappointing Allah. But the highest level is the head of the devil of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when his wife Aisha radiAllahu asked him that you already guarantee Jana wife doing so much worship. What did he reply? He said, Should I not be grateful? Should I not be a grateful servant, meaning he

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was shipped purely out of gratitude and Ramadan is a time to reach that level of gratitude. So let us enter this Ramadan with the correct mindset. It is the month of the Quran. It is the month of fasting. It is the month it's meant to make things easy for us not difficult for us. It's a matter of increasing our Taqwa. It's a matter of becoming grateful to Allah subhanho wa taala. All of this we take for one verse of the Quran. Imagine if we spend time reflecting on every verse of the Quran, we ask Allah to allow us to reach the month of Ramadan if the benefit from it well after Dawa and you'll have to rely on

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him to do that one that was Salatu Salam on them and let them be about the Ummah but for all Allah Who Darla we could argue the majority are either Salafi by the onion for any Korean or jif without don't want to die either. The irony for yesterday, bullied while you're going live out of the room, y'all should do.

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The next verse. Some people think it's not connected to Ramadan, but it's part of the series of verses of Ramadan. So Allah tells us about fasting he tells us about Eid. And then he says, When my servant asks about me, how am I am? Do I answer the dual eyes of those who call upon me. So respond to me and believe in me so that you may be guided. And then Allah Subhana Allah goes on to talk about more of the Vic of our sin in the next verse. Some of the scholars be reflected on this. Why does Allah talk about Ramadan and fasting? And he had the verse about dua, and then more about Ramadan and fasting. And the scholars he does do this verse about dua is not disconnected from

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Ramadan, it's also about Ramadan. Why? Because Ramadan is a month in which we increase in our doors. Ramadan is a month in which our orders are more likely to be answered. Think about it. In Ramadan at the time of Suguru, towards answered in Ramadan at the time of Tara was answered, the door of a fasting person answered the DUA that we made the the tahajjud in the Kiambu, late at night, answered the door of the pollut answered, it's a time in the dwarves are answered. So Allah is reminding us as Ramadan enters, he reminds us that this is the time for dua. When my server asks of me, I am near, I answered the Dewar's of those who call upon me. So what should we do? Increasing our block?

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So this Ramadan, let us increase in our door and I specifically want to point out one thing, right now, as we all know, in Gaza, there is this genocide that is going on. Many of us know what happened yesterday. We know what's been going on for the past few months. For many of us, this seems like a hopeless situation. But the believer never loses hope. The believer never loses hope.

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And historically, Muslims have been through us

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the time of the Mongols, the time of the Crusaders, World War One. Muslims have been through worse than this. And somehow Islam continues to thrive and he continues to grow and it will flourish again, Muslim never loses hope. Now, many of us cannot physically do anything about what's happening in Palestine. But we can at least use our Ramadan to us to ask Allah

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to help us to ask Allah to give them victory to this Ramadan when you wake up with the hydrogen and make dua don't just make dua for yourself

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Don't just make dua for your family. Make dua for your brothers and sisters anywhere in the world that are oppressed. Make dua for the Ummah as a whole make dua that Allah restores power to this ummah. It's been 100 years 100 years without power. So only this is like the biggest blip of lack of power in the history of Islam. We had the qualifier wash again, we had the Romanians, we had the Abbas. Since then there was a period of struggle with the Mongols. But then after two we had the Mamelukes, and the Safar wins and the Ottomans. And now for the past 99 years, this ummah has been in a state of powerlessness. A binary the power vacuum was created for the State of Israel to come

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into existence, designers helped the British to defeat the Ottoman so they could establish Israel. And perhaps the only way for that to end is for us to have you returned to true Islamic political power. Because designers wanted that land back during the Ottoman times, and the Ottoman rulers, specifically Sultan Abdul Hamid told him very clearly, as long as we are allowed to can't have that land. That's why they voted to get rid of their beloved. So how do we revive Islam? There are times I don't know, as a minority living far away from the Muslim world. I don't know what we could physically do. 100 We live in a country with a government that is trying to do something that

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Hamdulillah we have the freedom to talk about it, we can give charity, we can help them in those ways to get me to offer them. I don't have any answers what we could physically do for them. But I do remind us all this Ramadan, when you are sitting for Iftar, make dua for the people of Palestine. When you are sick of sitting first of all a dua for the people of Palestine. When you wake up for Kiambu lane, make dua for the people of Palestine. And don't just make dua or love free Palestine. It will all know grant victory to the Muslims, Grant political power to the Muslims, get rid of the tyrants in that region. Be very specific in your DUA, ask for exactly what the Ummah needs to

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experience a true revival in our lifetime. And I am confident that we are in the beginning of the revival phase of Islam, because history goes through ups and downs. And this might be going through $1 For the past 150 years. Now it's time to upward swing. It's time for revival. And we have seen in our lifetime, intellectual revival of Islam, spiritual revival of Islam, revival of some Muslim economies, what's next in sha Allah, the political revival of Islam, so we can go back to being what you were for the bulk of history, one of the leading political powers in the world. And that is really the one of the only real solutions for what's happening in Palestine or restore ation of the

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true political power of the Muslim world. So we ended up asking ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to have victory to the squat or to the Warriors and the people of Palestine, and to grant them victory over the enemies and to remove all of the islands from that region and to restore true Islamic leadership to the Muslim world. And to grant this power once again to grant this combustibility once again, to make this my once again the dominant force for this world, and the homeless and Mujahideen if you finish the other reason was that Athena Villa Steen Allah Faisal Islam was Amina rapa Tina vinyasa will will ask you to be Husna working with non superhard aerobic intimacy for yourself will sleep

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