Remaining Steadfast After Ramadan

Kamal El-Mekki


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Salam aleikum wa barakaatuh

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smilla hanro him and hamdulillah alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah wasabia Jemaine, I'm about

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what's the title of the talk?

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All right. You know what, before I start with a topic, I just wanted to say something about the people in Milan, we had problems. Yeah. Either personal issues, family problems, monetary, all kinds of problems. You know,

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people would come in Ramadan, and they'll tell you their problems, and some people will lay the problems that they had. They make you cry. And you've so many issues that they have. But these people, some are low and you pray next to them and bam, yeah, and he, they were weeping in their dirt. They're more they're, they're more than anyone else. And other people, those who don't have any specific, you know, big, major issues in their life at the moment. It would pray and everything but realize that people had problems they pray to Allah Subhana Allah with an inasa we know we don't praise them, but we we hope that it's with so much loss, and with so much feeling, and this is it

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just reminds you of what the scholars always say. But now you get to see it with your own eyes, that the scholars always say that this is one of the wisdoms of calamities, okay. Whether it's collectively upon the oma or for individuals is that it gets you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And there is no way a guy with no problems in his life will raise his hands and make the same as someone with a problem. That person beseeches a larger deal and cries more to Allah subhanaw taala and he wants to avoid sins more because he needs the assistance and help from Allah azza wa jal. So this is one of the wisdoms behind what the calamities that Allah subhanaw taala will afflict either the

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entire Ummah with or individuals with, and you know, the scholars always talk about that, but you, you got to see it in Ramadan. And people that you knew of their situation, and you know, the problem that they have, you would see a lie, the effect and how different they were and how much pressure they had in their Salah. And we don't ever praise them in a sort of a large region. So that's one of the things and the problem is people always look at the they fail to see with good even in a bad thing, some good comes out of it, you know, if people could just train themselves to see that, then every calamity and every trial and tribulation from a larger region would have a different meaning

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and we'd have a different flavor. But people always just want the good and sometimes there's an unseen good that they can't see. Or like we said sometimes people are asking for something and they don't get it but they don't know that Allah is pushing some potential evil away from them. And so on and so forth.

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okay, so So we'll start with our topic and our topic basically if you don't know what the journey continues, meaning the journey after Ramadan, right, it's supposed to continue throughout the year until the next Ramadan ideally. And remember what our chef hasn't said in the eighth hot Well, he said that and the scholars say this that one of the signs that your fasting may have been accepted is that you continue upon her after Ramadan. You continue doing good after the month of Ramadan.

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Allah says in the Quran, Allah says in Ludhiana carlu Robin Allah who said Mr. camuto, Minister, Ali Malaika, and let her halfway

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through I don't, so allows me to sing those who say are Lloyd is is Allah alone, and then they still come with me. They remain steadfast upon that, upon worshipping this one God upon the, neither the prayers upon this belief in this one God, then on then the angels will descend, saying, fear not, nor should you grieve, but received the glad tidings of Paradise which you have been promised. So these are, this is a description of those who believe they believe in law and then they remain steadfast upon his worship, then, because realistically now, there's this is how the believer is supposed to be steadfast upon the worship of Allah azza wa jal, and it's not that there are two

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zimas there is the demand Ramadan, there is a theme outside of Ramadan, which is how a lot of people now regard the month that there is lifestyle, a lifestyle beat, and I know I may have given this story before but it's a true story and it very, very accurately

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illustrates how we behave when it comes to Ramadan. So some people that is lifestyle, a that's how they live outside of this

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Ramadan and then there is lifestyle be so lifestyle be in Ramadan comes that's when they take the most out of the shelf right? It dusted off some homes they turn off TV never ever comes on for 30 days no television just on just liquor only listen to lectures only listening to you no recitation of the Quran only attending the massaged in prayer attending lectures in the massage doing 100% and they put great effort and it's inshallah genuine effort. But then when Ramadan is over, they go back to lifestyle A, this is the me that doesn't read the Quran that doesn't care if they go to the masjid or not or attend lectures or not. And now you know, the lifestyle, a listen to some Korean

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and more music and talk shows and things like that. For the story that I that I always show, it's humorous, but it's very true. Or maybe it's not humorous. Maybe it's more sad than humorous that there was a guy and my uncle actually saw this man with his own

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eyes. So he, this man only prays in Ramadan. And only in Ramadan does this guy pray in outside Ramadan, he never ever comes near Salah, not June are nothing. So my uncle wants to visit him in his home. And when he went there, the man was praying I show in his home in Ramadan. And there when they announced aid, the newscaster announces it so in the on the news, they announce that tomorrow's eight. So this guy, he said I saw him he was praying I show where the TV was on. And while he was praying, the announcer said tomorrow is eight and the guy said the cinema Cinema stepped out of Salah.

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And he only Praise to Allah azza wa jal during the month of Ramadan. Just from a physics standpoint, you're not supposed to say Salaam if you're going to live this Hello, just walk up. We just have to explain that point. So no one thinks that's how you leave the Salah. But the point is this guy only Praise to Allah, Israel and Ramadan. Now the sad part of the story is that we all do this, but we don't do it as immediately. We do it over a period of time. Some of us continue reciting Quran for a week or two, maybe a month or two and then after that, no more touching the Quran until next Ramadan. Some people they stopped listening to haram or they stopped watching TV or they stopped

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doing this and that then Ramadan over aids, and then after that, they go back to it again. This guy just did it instantly, but the rest of the Ummah to varying degrees, of course, they do it just gradually. So we said that the believer is steadfast upon their worship of Allah is diligent, and it's not seasonal, and it's not occasional either. And the people who have alternating lifestyles that were described in the Quran were the hypocrites, right? And sort of Bukhara Allah Jalla describes the hypocrites in this way that

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we're a lot more levena Amano Amana, where is our fellow Illa sheltering him kalu in Morocco, in Amman, No, Mr. g on that, when they meet those who believe the believers they say we believe, but then notice the two sides of the two faced, right. But when they're alone with their shayateen, they say, and here it could be other hypocrites or polytheists they say truly we are with you. Verily we were just mocking. You see. So when Allah describes people who are steadfast in the Quran there believers and we describe people who have, you know, two different whatever you want to call it modes or lifestyles, these are typically the hypocrites. Now they are the idea of the month of

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Ramadan, or the idea behind the month is that you were to

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experience the month so that you can acquire good habits and traits and acts of worship, that you will continue throughout the year. You always hear the scholars refer to Ramadan as the madrasa as a school. And if you were to think of it in this example, when you attend the school, whatever you learn in school, you you're supposed to carry it on and learn that use that.

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use that knowledge after the school is over. And imagine someone who studies years I don't know how many years people study to become a surgeon. Yeah. So suppose whatever eight nine years just studying and studying then when they they graduate, then they go and start flipping burgers at McDonald's, for example, doesn't make any sense. But you got all this knowledge so you do something with it. Same thing with with Ramadan. If we look at it as being called a school, you're supposed to learn something in it that you apply elsewhere. So we're supposed to acquire habits and Ramadan that we continue for the rest of you and it's definitely not so that we were good and we're this way in

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Ramadan and then we go back to being however where and what I'm trying to say is that there's some people who casually leave the good deeds at a quote animal done because in their mind, this is what Ramadan is about. You Excel and you worship and then you go back to just being normal again, you're off the hook until next Ramadan comes. That's not the case. And then there's some people who know that they're supposed to continue Ramadan, but they're the ones who is you know, their acts of worship, everything starts to taper off gradually.

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And the idea is that again, we're continuously doing this throughout the entire year. You know, Mr. Mohammed Rahim Allah he was asked, When does the servant taste and raha which is like comfort and when does the servant of Allah finally relaxed? You know, he's relaxed. They're asking him that. So he said, either Baba demo who, Phil Jen, if he puts his foot into agenda, true or false, he said, they asked him, when does someone finally relax and become comfortable, he said, when he puts one foot into a gym, that's when you can relax, meaning this life, if that's what it's going to look like, it's going to be effort and effort and working and striving, just so you can make it to that

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last place. And, and it's, it's amazing how when you when you see someone, they want something of the dunya the amount of effort they put towards it. And even if it's pain that they have to endure, as far as exercising or something that's physically painful on the body, they'll keep doing it because they want to reach a certain goal. Or if it's hours upon hours of sitting down and just reading and memorizing vein after vein, ligament after ligament, and tendon after attended, just so that you can reach a certain goal, but some hollow within Jenna, a lot of people just want it to come easy, you know, without effort. But anything we should have learned this from life and anything

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that you want, you put great effort into it in order to achieve it. And so it's the same thing. So a man Rahim Allah is saying is that you keep working, because we want an agenda and it's in the next slide. So that means all of this life is going to be effort towards the next life. The one when I say that, and sometimes people they What about, you know, the union? Yeah. And there's always the balance, and we're just focusing on this one side. But there's always the balance of you know, that Allah loves to see that signs of his blessings on you. And there's nothing wrong with earning money. And even working as an act of worship, all these things just create that balance. So nobody thinks

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they're just totally to shun the dunya.

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But again, if the main goal is to make it into general to get that one foot in, then that this life is going to be towards that goal, striving towards that.

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And that's what Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, Rebecca has yet to actually attain and worship your your Lord until early attain comes to you. And as a citizen said earlier, Cain here means death. So until you die, you're constantly going to be worshiping all constantly going to be working. And in putting effort into drawing near to Allah subhanho Tod.

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And this is how the companions were in the righteous people before us work. I know the love on who the Prophet sallallahu Sallam taught him some as far to say at night before going to bed. I think a lot of us know that right? Which are they

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anxious, so it's a lot

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easier than 33 times a lower cover 34 times in total comes to 100 profit. I'm told a little below on how to do this every night before he goes to bed, so I knew it'd be low on him. When he narrates this, he says I never left it because a person told him to do it every night. So the people had a question for him.

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He said even the people asked him because he said he never skipped it any night they said even the night of Safin. So the night of suffering. This was after the Battle of Safin, which was a very, very difficult battle to the point where the people mentioned that because they knew he was the buckle of Safin. And they knew it was a very difficult night. I mean, people you just collapse and go to bed. So even this night, he said even the night of suffering, and believe even the night of suffering. And this is something it wasn't like a fog or anything like that, or one of the aircar he could have left it. But even that night, this is something personname said don't leave it and he

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just wouldn't leave it. And people collapse and focus fell asleep and he then did that car and then he fell asleep. Because this is how the servants should be this is how you're constantly going to be worshipping and striving to worship and draw near to Allah is the widget of the life of the law. So the law and hoonah You know, he was of the Abdullah and scholars of the time and the bad, like devout worshippers. And you know, the the story of one his father wanted him to a woman.

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But you know, even if we know the story, if you contemplate it more, you'll just see the enjoyment they got out of worship, and he, his father with him to a woman, so he came later The next day, and he asked her about or after a while, I need to ask her how his son was as a husband. So now he's checking on him as well. So he knows he's a righteous man. He also wants to make sure everything's okay. So when he asked her how is he and she said he's a good man and everything, but he never comes to. He never lay down in the bed. He was always worshiping all night. So he came to her again after a couple of days. No problem with him. He just never comes to our bed. And it's like, notice what's

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going on here. This is a young man who's newlywed.

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Any young men now newlyweds, they're with their wife. What's, what's that? And the fellas they forget to worship the

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The brother gets married then you, you might as well say a hammer law, right? Because the brother, he's single, he's always in the front row in the masjid. And there's an event he's serving the rice in the biryani and everything. Then he gets mad what happened to both so and so who used to sit in and

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I got married.

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And that's why, as an interesting note, yeah, and it's some of the scholars say, just the marital life of an obese or Selim is proof that he was a genuine prophet from Allah, just his marital life is proof. Because if he had up to nine wives at one point, and yet he still took part in physically digging the ditch, and physically building the masjid, in making journeys that would take two or three or four months, and so on and so forth, and taking part in battles with nine wives. This is proof that this is a genuine profit from a lion not like again today, one brother, one wife, and he disappears off the face of the planet.

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So So again, it's this is a young man now who gets married for the first time and for days and days and days never goes near his wife. Why? Because his father, as he investigated, he discovered that he would spend the entire night in Korea the entire night in Korea. So they would give up. He would give up to him, Eric sorry, give up to be with his wife, for the sake of time, even though he's newlywed. And so I'm gonna ask for the love and who went and told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam brought him. And he also confirmed again what he heard from his father. So he says, You know, I was told that you pray this much? And he said, Yes. And how he asked him, How do you pray? He says

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the whole night. And how do you fast he says, every day. So then the problem starts to, he didn't tell him stop, but he starts to decrease the amount. And he started from the least amount first. So he tells him, then he starts to tell him, why don't you you know, fast one day out of the week, he says, I can do more than that. Then he tells him, you know, Monday and Thursdays, I can do more than that, in the end, he tells them to fast that the first of those Elisa, which is the most beloved fast to Allah xojo, that you fast one day, and you breakfast next day, and yeah, and fasting every other day. So they agreed upon that, because

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I kept telling him, I can do more, I can do more, I can do more. So he kept increasing it until he brought it to the most beloved fast of every other day. And then he

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asked him about the night prayer and he started to suggest a mountain he says, I can do more until he told him to do

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any the not not at the crystal from the full night to less than that. So the point is that

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he he when he became an old man on the lawn, he regrets that he didn't take the easier than what the person offered him in the beginning, the easier one, he says I regret that. But he didn't want to part from a deal that he made with the problem while he was alive. So even though it was difficult, he remained upon it and he could leave it, it's not blameworthy because it's not any photos or anything like that. But he didn't leave it and even as he became very old, and fasting would become difficult and sometimes he would have to break fast for two or three days or something like that. He would then go off and what later on when his health improves as an old man, he would go back and

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fast those days that he missed. And if he was sick for a whole week and he missed out for fast let's say the next week he would make the the regular fast and make up the ones that he missed even though this was a voluntary fast. Why? Because they understand this idea.

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And the concept of

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constantly striving and constantly drawing near to Allah not just Ramadan, this is your life. This is your life. This is what you do. The whole year there drawing near to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So we want to look at a few Hadith concerning fasting, okay, and we're just going to read them for the sake of as we're reading them, try to think to yourself, if someone really took this hadith to heart, how his behavior would be or when would he use this information in the Hadith? When would he use it? Okay, so

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Nabi sallallahu Sallam said in one Hadith Allah can be sown for in who ate Lala Oh, in another narration, Miss Bella. So it says an E, and it takes the fasting or put your effort into fasting for there is nothing comparable to it and or another. There's nothing like it fasting There is nothing like so this is the advice of the Prophet solo Salah. So if someone really took this to heart and when you have the Hadith of the Prophet said lamb it's as if the person now is talking to you because it says Hadith and it's authentic. And that's why Mr. Malik Rahim Allah when he would recite a Hadith, he will tell people do not raise your voice letter for a swath aku focus facilty nibi

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Don't raise your voice over the voice of the process seller. Obviously the problem wasn't there to some magic. They seen his editor here. So when they say unfold on unfold on

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And I'm going to tell you what the Muslim said, Don't Don't speak Don't raise your voice, because this is something spoken by the process settlement. So this hadith now it's as good as the process and I'm saying it to you, and you stick to fasting, there is nothing comparable to it or there is nothing like, what would you plan B for the rest of the week, or for the rest of the month? In the Hadith narrated by Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this Swami for hotton

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for hottel, Hina for Hatton hain, Al carrabba, when a Femi slime out, you're going to learn Russian misc, we went the first part of the audit process, lm said the SWAT team, the first thing person, he has two times when he's happy. The first one is one that we're very familiar with, when he breaks is fast, right? When you and you all experience this kind of happiness, when you break the fast and the food is in front of you, and it's shining and glittering and everything, you can smell it and you want to

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you want to attack it right? So you're still happy that at that moment. So this is the first one and we're all experienced it and nobody's all sudden and then he's telling you and promising that there's a second time when you're going to be happy. The second one is when you meet Allah subhanaw taala Imagine that. The second point of happiness is when you meet Allah azza wa jal most people many people are nervous about meeting a larger agenda many people while they meet Allah azza wa jal it's a disaster for them. It's all an idea but

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but here this is the person who first he's going to be happy on that just like when you see a good meal in front of you. Well I bet if we could just plan for be that foresight at work for the athlete as if we could see it.

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Just as I'm happy when I see whatever it is any roast lamb and what have you and dates and soup and stuff. When I'm breaking the fast I'm going to be that happy seeing a lot as I did because of this good deed because of fasting. But again think if someone really feels this how would they behave knowing this information?

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In another Hadith and maybe saw Selim said a cm, Juna Western haseen manana so a phenomena that that fasting is a shield agenda means a shield not general agenda. Okay. So it means it's a shield. And in generally in Arabic, the gym and known they refer to something being either protected from something else Gianni for example, the gin again the gene and the noon. So the gin they're known as the gin because they are not from our from our vision there and they cannot be seen to us. So when something is hidden or protected behind something else or covered by something else. So the jinn there we can see them agenda itself agenda is basically a metal with many trees. So the guy in it is

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covered by behind its many trees and that's what's known as Jenna Bustan Cathedral SGR and also the agenda the shield used in warfare. So here and maybe saw Selim is saying Astrium June that fasting is a shield. Why Islam has been mean or not. And it's like a strong fortress from the hellfire. So the the scholars explained, the fasting is a shield, meaning that one of two explanations, and they're also linked, that it protects you from sins. How because it defeats and weakens your desire when someone's fasting, their desires decrease severely. So because of that, it protects you from sin. So its agenda from the sense of protection from the sins. And the other explanation is the

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shield from the Hellfire shield from the health Why? Because the Hellfire as you know, is surrounded by desires. So it's almost the same kind of meaning because fasting kills or weakens your desires, and the health was surrounded by desires. So it's a protection and all of us now and we would give a right hand to be protected from the Hellfire, but we don't have to do that. Here it is. Let me saw Selim says fasting is a shield from the hellfire. So again, how would we behave if we really took this to heart?

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And we saw Selim said man, sama, Yeoman feasability la, ba de la who mean who jahannam Maserati Miata. So whoever fasts a day for the sake of Allah, outside of Ramadan, you fast one day for the sake of Allah, Allah Subhana, Allah will keep

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jahannam further away from you the distance of 100 years, journey of 100 years. This is how far less of hunter Allah will keep the hell far away from you for just one day, a voluntary fast and again, I mean, we would do anything to stay away to be far from the hellfire. Here it is. One more man saw my own and he said Allah

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Jalla who Jara Jara La Habana, who are Janna La Habana, who are being interviewed can Dhaka Can I be in Assam it will opt whoever

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Casa de for the sake of Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will put like a ditch. Okay, so basically a barrier a ditch between him and the Hellfire that How wide is this ditch the same distance as between the heavens and the earth. This is how far for one day of voluntary fasting but also an up social and made fasting away to paradise and I want you to focus on this one this hadith and tell me if someone wanted this to happen to him, what would he do? What would his actions look like and the Bissau Selim said? Man Hakeem Allahu be Swami. Swami Omen, the whole agenda, whoever the last day, in Malawi on the day of his death was a day of fasting on which he was fasting, the hydrogen it goes

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into agenda enters into agenda. So again, we know nobody knows when they're going to die. Right? And you if you want this to happen to you, what would you do? Right? So you answer that yourself. Now.

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Excuse me.

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Okay. Also narrated by Abu huraira allow him said

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that what do that what to whom three, that three people or three types of people there is never turned back meaning the die is always answered, a saw him after the fasting person until he breaks his fast. I mean, while you're fasting, your diet is responded to and it's not rejected. And then the others will implement our model and a righteous Imam or adjust Imam or just leader. Without Him alone, that the DA, or the DA have the one who is oppressed, and to be so slim described it, that there's nothing between it and a lot. There's no like barrier between it of Allah and Allah. And Allah subhanaw taala. We have polar rub. Where is it? The unseren Nikki, what about the hain? And so

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Allah subhanaw taala. Yanni. Yeah. And he swears by his honor that he will respond to it, even if it's a little later, but he is going to respond to it. But so now people have problems and there is nobody in the room except they have some issue that they want taken care of. All right. And here, and if you saw Selim is telling you in an authentic Howdy, that three there, there, there will not be responded to. And one of them is a fascinating person until he breaks his fast. And there's also another study that says that in astronomy, in the history, the ultimate rod that for the one who's fasting, at the moment, he breaks this fast, he has a demo that will not be rejected. But problems

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that we have, how would we solve it using this Howdy. And I know someone that he had one issue in his life, and he started to first every other day for 10 years, so that he can make this to honey is the door for his parents. So that every day when he would break the fast, he would make the offers parents 10 years, this guy's son is like 19 or 20 something years old. All right, in 2019. So this is young person, this is our times not we don't have to, like just take examples of Sahaba just someone realized, okay, I've got this issue. Here's one that will be responded to if I fast. Young, what's gonna stop me? What's gonna stop me from fasting and, you know, the human being conservative

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without eating anywhere from 30 to 40 days? So what's the problem? If you have a few hours every day, every other day? I don't eat and then make this? And I'll answer that, in either I get it in this world, I get it in the next life or a similar hair happens. What's it? What's the last they're young people? So what are you going to use your youthful pipe

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tops, you know, these Hadeeth now that we just heard, these are the same Hadith that the righteous before it's hurt. And it's not like the Sahaba heard different Heidi, or the tiger in her different Hadith. And now we get ones that are a little weak or not as motivating. They heard the same day that we heard, they heard the same ayat that we heard, but they moved in a different way. So why can't we reach that level? So

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we know that most beloved fast laws are jealous of the fasting of the road is Allah. And we're going to assume that especially in our winter here, when the days are ridiculously short, Honey, can you even feel ashamed when you first look? Did I get rewarded for this and so easy, I just woke up. And now it's time to eat again. So how can skip fasting in the winter? It's winter, right? Yeah, summer is long days, right? So who can skip that? Why would you skip faster? I know the soup and whatever is good when it's cold, but just a few hours or like just a few hours. You get all this rewards Han lion. No young man should ever be drinking anything and let's make that a rule in Calgary. drink

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anything in the winter should be fasting. And plus all the problems of not being married and all the other things fasting as the person I'm giving advice to the shut up but so

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So, from this if we just take a few examples from the tab, as we said, These are the people who have heard the same data we have heard. So I'll pardon yourself example very famous scholar. He used the first every other day, Ibrahim enough a and he was a very, very fantastic, great scholar. And he was of the teachers of,

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of the teachers of Hanif and others, and his wife said he would fast every other day and she didn't put a timeline you just fast every other day. Mohammed, even serene, another great and famous scholar, every other day would be fasting. And it has an anniversary with fast delay MLB, which are the 13th 14th and 15th of the lunar month, and he would fast the Mondays and Thursdays of every week. And another His name is Marlon Sala he narrates from man, his name is Abu Jebel. He says I was with him and she had a story and you remember your stories the way the teachers are? One of the great scholars of Islam. He says, I was with him. She had bizzarri on a journey. So He fasted the

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day of Ashura. So we're traveling in a journey and He fasted the day of Ashura. So I asked him, Why did you fast while in Ramadan, you break the fast while you're traveling? He says in Ramadan, when we travel together, you break the fast because you have that allowance, but now it's our Shura, and you are fasting. So then he responds very beautifully even Shabbat zarahemla he says in normal been the who ate the two min Iam and

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we're in Ashura food, he says that Ramadan and he answers from the ayah. So

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from Academy Kumar, even Allah suffer, in fact that i mean i am and so whoever of you is sick or upon a journey, then he can make it up in a number of the other, coming daesean. So he says, Allah has other days that come I can make up Ramadan without goals, how do you make up Ashura? And you know, Ashura, right the day when Eliza gets saved

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musen when Israel from around so the Jews in Medina used to fast that day and the problem said, we have more rights to one upon or to Moosa than they do. So we're going too fast Ashura, but we'll also do it fast, either a day before it or day after it just to be different. So he says, if it passes, you can't make it up. That's why I'm doing it here.

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Another His name is Sulaiman at a me. He used to fast every other day for 40 years, and others for 50 years, every other day. So that means if you fast every other day, for 40 years, you come in front of Allah azza wa jal, with 20 years of fasting, if you had taken in half, 20 years of fasting 20 years of fasting continuously, for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, and you know how time flies were like, Yeah, and I will say that I knew of two, two men in our times, two young men, I think, the other 20, something early 20s. And they for 10 years faster than every other day, or more, actually, every other day, it's possible. And so 10 years later, they look back at it, and it's

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like, nothing. I mean, it's not like it's there with you, you know, you do acts of worship, and you move on. And it's not like it's pulling you down, or it's like there's a weight on your shoulder, it's just gone. It's just time that fast emerging, you live to the age of 70. And you just look back at your life and you find 35 years of fasting every other day.

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And then you meet a lot of people that happy if allows you to accept from you. So

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and then another of the early Muslims with fast for 4040 years, you would fast every other day, and his own wife never knew his wife, his family, and he never found out why. Because she would go he has a store in the market. So in the morning, she would make him the food as he goes out to the store. And he opens the store the day he's fasting, he gives it to the poor praise maga with the market, and then it comes back to his family and eats at his house. The day when he's not fasting, he has lunch, and then he comes back home after more.

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So no one had to know about it. And he kept it a secret because as we always say that your good deed is a secret between you and Allah. Of course, unless it's an act of worship that's done publicly, and you can't keep it a secret. So

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or if it's an act of worship, that will encourage people to do like, like when we do fundraising and things like that, if you raise your hand with 1000, it might encourage the guy next year, well, he just works in McDonald's, he's giving an arm give 1000 to somebody encourage somebody. But

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But otherwise, he and he, he they used to keep, like fasting is especially the secret between you and Allah. And that's why I remember the Hadith when, when a larger deal says, I'm going to add them. Now, if all the acts of worship the son of Adam will do is for him, except fasting is for me and I will personally give the reward for it. So the scholar said, what does it mean in the Psalms in the holy fasting is for me, Allah is saying, what does that mean? Seeing because no one really knows if you're fasting except a lot. Because you can come in the message. You can fool people. You can come in the message. Oh, what a day, man. Oh, but you drank already. You can

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Do that. But Allah knows. And we see brothers in a mission. Of course, we assume the default is you assume everybody's genuinely fasting, right? But suppose, out of the 200 that have the thought of here, one guy wasn't really fasting, you wouldn't know allow it. No, that's what it means it looks something the holy and it's for me. So. So that's why, you know, fasting is a secret between you and Allah subhanaw taala. And for 40 years a man with fast every other day, and not once would he let his family know that he's fasting, the secret. And some of them their families will only say it after they're dead because it doesn't hurt them anymore. But when they're alive, if it gets out that

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you fast a lot and stuff, it can go to your head or it can become now for the sake of reality, you fast to show off.

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This was one of the righteous woman of the past nations. Her name was Nafisa. And she was the daughter of Allison, the son of Zaid, the son of Al Hassan, Hassan Ali, it never thought so you see her lineage. So she fell ill Okay. Now we're going to bring this to a difficult mentioned earlier she fell ill. And in the last hours of her life, she was fasting. Alright, and what are the people around her? Tell her? What do you expect? Break too fast? Because you're sick. Right? Right. It makes sense right? You're sick break the fastest. It's not Ramadan. It's just an obligatory fast. So break the fast. You're sick and you're in your deathbed. She said, Wow, Jabba Jani. Anyhow, strange

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you are. She said for 30 years, I've been praying to Allah, that I die while I'm fasting. And no one on my deathbed. You want me to break the fast. It doesn't make sense at all. And she died.

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And then she died while she's reciting the Quran. So remember the Hadith we mentioned earlier? The Hadid said man hottie mala who be so yummy, yummy. He Yeoman the halogen. So whoever his last day and he does on a day when he's fasting he enters into gender.

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Or one more time? Yeah. So whoever does on a day when he's fasting he entered into agenda. Remember we said earlier, when we started the Hadith, we said, okay, if somebody wanted this to happen to them, what would they do? One they would fast a lot to they would ask Allah azzawajal to die on the day that they're fasting, because that's why they're doing it. Right. So 30 years, she was asking Allah subhanaw taala to that on the day, she was fast. But when she came to, on her deathbed, people said break the fast. And that and a lot of times people they want of course out have mercy upon you, they want the ease. But she wanted to meet Allah subhanaw taala while fasting, and that's why she

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was surprised at them. This is what I've been asking Allah for 30 years, and he gave it to me now, we're going to come to another similar example like this.

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But look at the level of love that people reach when it comes to an E loving the act of worship. And the love worshiping Allah we did. And it's not a burden anymore. Yeah, and it's a shame that we spend and really realistically are away with short, right. And even if they pray the juice is short. I mean, true or not. A juice of Salah is short, any the early Muslims that are away the regular way, which started from Asia, and some of them they say would have to rush home to catch just to tell us over and go to bring food so we can eat before fudger comes. So that's how long they were standing. One of them said any can occur. We're probing me in neither the recital would read in the hundreds

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of if he couldn't attend me to llrc min Toluca, we'd have to lean on our sticks because of how long the cranium was. This was just regular way. Yeah, just how long it was. But they enjoyed it. They loved it. So one of them his name was one of the early righteous men whose name was honor. And he cried on his deathbed. So the people asked him, Why are you crying? He's crying because he's dying. I can see my kids anymore, and whatever it is. So he said, I am not crying out of fear of death. Okay, now because I'm dying. You're out of love with this dunya. But then look what he said. He said, but I'm, I'm crying a abcya. vomit in Howard, your walk me late. He says I'm crying over the

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first during the day, which is fasting and family. He's saying he's on his deathbed. He's about to die. And he's crying because of one thing. I'm going to miss fasting and can. Can you imagine that? He didn't mention wife, children, and he's crying, because I'm going to miss fasting and he loved it. See, this is what ideally would like to reach the level of when you love and when you're addicted to an act of worship, not when it's a burden. Remember the advice of a minister when he was saying read the Quran, enjoy it, don't just sing it along like it's some poetry. And don't let the concern of one of you be the end of the sword and people will be reciting and read the Koran. You

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know, I'm gone and they keep stop, they stop and they go and check how many pages left Okay,

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Most attorneys rush redundant stuff again. How thick is this? Okay, almost just don't let but look, this is a it's not something just new to our generation. It's been massaged the companion he was saying Don't let your concern be the end of the surah because he knows okay my done yet my done yet know how many heads Am I on touching the thickness, because he knows that's how it will be. But what happens when you get to the point where it's not about how thick it is. And I know all of us have experienced this, we've all experienced the day, during taraweeh. When you don't want the mom to go into the studio, you don't want the rock at the end. Because either you're familiar with the sort of

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a who is reciting. Or you looked up its meanings, you know beforehand, and you were enjoying it so much. And sometimes you like to de Sala was so fast. It's probably the day when you ate little, and you knew the sewer that was being recited. But the day when you eat a lot or the day when you don't know the sort of time is so long. And that's why you see these things. Yeah, I mean, we all have horror stories in the massages in the soft insula, right? grown men, grown men boy to death, looking at their watch, and then sometimes look at their watch and just can't be right then they look at the watch in the masjid. And sometimes they sit the two next to each other.

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I don't like when children bring you I don't know where it's been.

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Did he reach into the toilet and just give it to me?

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I hope it's clean.

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In any case, yeah. So we're saying there comes a point where the act of worship of drinking.

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It's good, it's good.

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So it's just Well, it's amazing. And I just it's

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cried because he's going to miss fasting, and he's going to miss them. That's how wonderful it was to him. He was the first thing that he thought of when his wife wasn't his children. Doesn't mean he didn't love them. This is the first thing that came to mind. And that's why he cried. So also, and this was not just one person, also another but many of us would. When he was dying, he started to cry. So they asked him why he said SFM Allah thought he was song, he said, I have so over the Salah, and the song that I'm going to miss out on. That's why he's crying on his deathbed. And he kept reciting Quran until he died. And it hasn't a bursary. And he's to say that if you're not able to

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fast during the day, meaning obligatory and to pray during the night, then know that you have these been prevented. Because your sins have become many. That's why you can't do the PM. That's why you can't do this now. Because you have a lot of sins. And one of the early Muslims, he used to say it's up to them, but for him to come and sit at a show, I committed one sin and because of it, I was prevented from criminal for six months. So in a sense also and it's it's something is that righteous people have been honored with and but again, going back to how people enjoyed the acts of worship, yeah. And it was said that one of the students had to find a photo of the great scholar. One time

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after we prayed Mahler up and he got up and prayed the Sunnah. And then he fell into salute. And he said he did not raise his head until the Dumfriesshire came.

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So one senator from Missouri up until Asia, but but you can only do it that long. If you enjoy it. You love a large region you love worshipping a large region you love falling into sujood you know, it's the closest you are to a large region and you love being close to Allah. Compare that to the guy who said there's like this. And we've seen those guys. The guy is just barely touches, and he's up again and barely. He's up again. This is how long is such the words. And he can only do that if you love it and you enjoy it. And you know, and he realistically during our time I was told this and one of my students told me that one time he was at a Masjid. And he said an uncle went into sujood.

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And he said he got close to Asia time. And I managed to institute. He said we want to make sure you didn't die in his suit. We went next to him and we heard

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he fell asleep.

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He fell asleep. But I mean, that could happen. Yeah, no, not really. Yeah, knocking down code for that and it can happen but you don't really hear about this sentence if you had a thought he fell asleep and to do that. It was great to them than that. And that's why you start to hear these stories. And I'll tell you something interesting about these stories. But let's just go with the story of Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah when he was praying, he kept praying and then after the solar he called one of his students to check what's under my throat. And basically there was like a hornet or a bee that got stuck there and just kept stinging him and stinging him and stinging him and stinging

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him. So the students said, You and him Allah have mercy on you. Why didn't you stop the salah and take it up because you can do that. And the man would have done that. She would have done it, but he explained. He says I was in the middle of a surah and I was

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living there is so much I didn't want to stop.

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you understand Danny, and he could have stopped and maybe any other day he would have stopped but he was so into this ayah that he didn't want to stop. He didn't want to stop reciting the Quran and and there are many other examples when it comes to horseshoe and salah and some people have focused their words a lot. And it only gets to that level when like they one of the famous examples always whenever you read the chapter on horseshoe or what have you. His name is Muslim of Nyssa Rahim Allah Mr. Bernier, sir, when he would pray nothing would get his attention but Salah because he's talking to Allah Zola, what else could be more interesting than this? And so it was said that he was praying

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during in near the masjid near the market, and half the building or half the roof collapsed. So people knew that Muslim was inside praying so they thought maybe it collapsed on him. So they run inside rushed in to check on him. And they found that he was praying. And he never knew that the building collapsed until he said Salam O Allah, some o crassula and emergent, the building collapses and you're not aware of until you finish the Salah, but so as you might hear the story and so okay, that's, that's too much. I don't believe that one. But

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we've seen this in our life, but unfortunate with Salah with television. Someone will be watching a show, he'll be like this. And you throw bricks in front of him and what not? Yeah, yeah. Ali, Ali,

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Ali, and he's just, and then after.

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Because he was so into it. This is the example and he they were so into the Salah, something would collapse, something would move and they wouldn't feel it. And they wouldn't happen. And I always give the example of one of the the leaders of the Muslims he was in your out in a battle. So they marched. And when they stopped marching at night, he says he went up further from the camp to pray. So one of the soldiers said I followed him. And I found him praying the pm at night. And a lion king said the lion came right in front of it. That's right in front of him. And you know, lions if they're not hungry, and they're lazy animals anyways, if they're not hungry, they won't just kill

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they don't just kill humans. And they don't just kill anyways and less to eat. So they don't have that evil or anything for sure the line passed right in front of him, he said will lie he didn't flinch. He didn't move a muscle because he was focused, this was solid. Why? But again, if you're going to compare it to our times, because you want to compare it to our times

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you know, the end when you everyone's been praying when there was an answer, right? And how now as your sellers just because of an act, it's all gone out the window and you just started focusing the speed of the inch travel by the time I mix the dude I might make

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but it's not like they're different human beings, it's just what they put into the salon and what we put into the salon and you can you get to a level close to that it's very possible. It's all on how much effort you put into enjoying the Salah, and the scholar say Salah, the more you you enjoy it, the easier and shorter and lighter it becomes and the more you try to get it out of the way just totally the opposite. The more you try to get it out of the way, the more difficult and long and heavy it becomes. It's like those people who try to pray between commercial breaks Yeah, or pause or pause the video game so they can go pray these guys sort of so heavy to them it's like long

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and they're studying so fast and still but then and you've all experiences Yeah, they there's a day when you prepare for the Salah. And you know the progression for Salah begins before you enter the Salah you know the the will do being slow, walking slowly to the masjid calmly and solemnly all that helps you get into the mode of having kosher and, and being focused in Salah. So you get to that point. And no matter how long you pray, it feels short. Well the opposite want to get out of the way you do it quickly and it still feels heavy, and it just doesn't satisfy.

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So okay, so these examples we just took of the early Muslims and we took strictly examples from the Tibetan and not from the Sahaba with the exception of the alley with the spear and an hour of the US armed with the first thing in the pan, but the rest were all examples of generations of attack Bane just so no one says Well, these were Sahaba Allah prepared them for that into assistance to aid His Prophet. So these were just normal people. But they put that much effort and this was them during the whole year. Okay, this is the sad part. And this is them during the whole year and it's better than what many people do in Ramadan. So what did they do and Ramadan then is the question and you

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always hear about you know, mmm so and so would recite the Quran once every seven days. So, by Juma he's finished Mahatma the Koran, but then they told you in Ramadan, he would do it, you know, once every three days and then in the last 10 nights he would do one

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Every day, so the this was the norm. And then there was extra effort for the month of Ramadan. So this was what they did for the whole year. And for 40 or 50 or 30 years, there'll be fasting every other day, or there will be in Korea, and so on and so forth.

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But so this was exempt. These were examples concerning fasting, and what was their motivation, the same Hadith that we hear and have amongst today, and an agenda, which is also our motivation, as well as soon as the same goal and everything and same sorts of similar ideas. But they put so much effort and other people put less effort.

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Again, remember, the idea is that we're supposed to continue some people never see fasting again until next Ramadan. People never ever felt late but least fast for a calamity, you don't have problems. Not even a calamity got this person too fast. throughout the whole year didn't have one problem. You want to make the offer. So you fast that day, or anything else. So So even when it comes to Korea needs the same thing in the process, lm would tell us that Hadith and these are the same Hadith that the righteous Muslims before us had and heard, they would use that and would motivate them and they would spring into action because of that. Even Mohammed Rahim Allah He had a

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very beautiful St. He used to say a Jeep to linari K phi and Reba, were added to the agenda. K phi Anam Ali Baba, he would say, and I'm amazed at the hellfire. How can someone who wants to escape it sleep? And I'm amazed at the agenda meaningless this concept, this whole idea of someone who wants to escape an agenda and he sleeps. You see, he's saying both ways. How can you sleep? Someone who's afraid of the Hellfire? How can you sleep? What should you do? Pray at night, seek refuge from it. And he says I'm surprised as someone who wants to hell who wants paradise and he sleeps Egypt in a cave animal Riba? Well, Egypt to the Jenna K, Phantom pollywog. How can someone in the end How do

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you sleep?

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And that's the righteous people in the end. That's what it came down to. You can't sleep if you want it that bad. If it's all right, and you just hope to get there seriously. But if you want it real bad, you can't. That's one of the early Muslims and he had the grave dug in his home, not to be buried in. But whenever he would get tired or lazy at the PM, he would go into it. And he would cry so much he wouldn't be able to sleep and come and continue the rest of the night in prayer. Any Has anyone ever slept in a grave before? And that's all night we'd like laid down in a great

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Can we start a project like that?

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It must be what what an experience that must be that underneath you and behind you. You know, it's just to rub and right in front of your face is just soil dirt. And that's your home. And that's your home longer than your current home longer than whenever you are going to be on Earth. What do you think you will experience if you sit like that? And that's why when you go to the graveyard for an indefinite right, you feel that? Okay, I'm going to now change I'm going to improve this is just you seeing a dead body put down into the ground

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for Okay, so anyways, so when it comes to Tolkien again it's the it's the issue of if you want the agenda, how can you sleep? And if you feel the Hellfire, how can you really sleep like that? And

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excuse me,

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Yanni and Bissau seldom said it in the Hadith. He said Are you a nurse of Shu Salam or Tom or Sol Luba la luna, Sonia tolerogenic ob Salah. Even the way the person worded it makes it sound so easy. Are you a nurse Oh people have to sell and spread Salam amongst one another and that should be the easiest thing. Right? And one of the signs of the Day of Judgment is that people only give Sam to those that they know. So and you see that sometimes now if somebody doesn't know you know Salah if they know you, right? for a few seconds one of the easiest things will come and feed one another will suddenly be lady when NASA Nia and pray at night while the majority of people are asleep. That

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Hollywood agenda to be Salam tolu ginetta be Salam you enter agenda with ease or meaning in peace with with ease with no problems. That's how easy the problem made. It also inhibits our sin and tells us about some of the extra other good things about pm and it is also an unsaid, la Come with me late for in Busan, mahina kubla Khan that you need to stick to or be stuck in any put effort into family because it is the way of the righteous before you.

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Play for a one thing fair enough commonly called button Illa that pm at night draws you near to Allah look at the benefits of it.

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draws you near to Allah woman hearten. And if so it also it gets rid of your your sins, with the only sorry, it prevents you from sending Well, with a few and let's say add and it expects for your sins. And there's something else an extra bonus so when it gets you nearer to Allah subhanaw taala. And if you're new to Allah azzawajal that takes care of any other problem you might have, and it prevents you from sinning. And it expedites past any past sins that you already have one motto to only die and it just said, and it also sends disease an illness away from your body. And if you were to meet someone who is continuous upon spam, you probably find that their didn't don't fall ill much

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either. This is an added bonus that you get, because it's an It's so beautiful that you get the reward. Tolkien is difficult on the body very word is no illness for the body. It's so beautiful.

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but not only that, even if you fall short if you have a regular routine of fasting or came from the beauty and from the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala is that if you did narrated by Ayesha

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my memory in the akula who Salatin belaid for vulnerable who Allah known and that is there is not a man that he has a regular prayer at night. And then one day not

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occasionally, a day asleep will overtake him he would not get up in the club Allahu Allahu Allah, that Allah will write will write down the reward of the prayer of that night.

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And his sleep will be a sadhaka for him, we're gonna know Moo hoo, saga. La. So

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or if you're traveling during the day that happened to be like your Monday, Thursday, and you always fast Monday, Thursday, you travel on a Thursday and you break fast, a little write it for you as if you fasted that day, because you were continuous upon it. So with PM, you find the early Muslims used to put also tremendous effort into the cloud. And we give unintel hope by just on time late so I don't want to repeat the same examples from that. But you see the Providence lm would get up and do a walk would get up Amaro de la and we'll pray and then when the middle of the night comes, he would wake up his family and he would keep telling him a sola sola. And then he would recite the

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verse what more I like a bit sola was stopped there. And then and the verse says, and command your family to salah and be patient upon it was stupid Allah honey, that your patient and steadfast upon the Salah, which tells you what that there may be a degree of difficulty involved. There may be a degree of difficulty with waking up for failure, there may be a degree of difficulty with them, but be patient upon that.

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So they used to

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pray the early Muslims, the righteous people while they are yearning to meet their Lord, and they see it as the great blessing. Yeah, and even though we said our Pam was short, most people would spend the time just doing accounting, six, okay, two more to go for record. Okay, we have for the go. discounting can wait till it's over, even though it's so short. So one of the early Muslims he wanted, he always prayed in the masjid. And one of the things you imagine most people want to die in their to do their job or die in the masjid. So he was very ill. So he told the people around him to care, he heard the

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event. So he said, carry me to the masjid. So what did the people tell him? Just like they told a woman said, Yeah, you're sick and allow me to an excuse and say, so he got angry. He said Kela either Samaritan Hey Allah, Allah, what am torrone for sauce for lupone? Phil maqbara He says, He said no, if you hear higher Allah sola you don't see me in the masjid look for me in the graveyard. That's the only thing that would stop me from what this is a sick person. And what kind of a sick person behaves like this healthy people today? Like, who cares? So he said, the only time you won't find me in the in the stuff, if you hear that is if I'm in the grave, just go look for my grave,

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that's when I'll be there.

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So, and others examples. Yeah. And he just people would spend hours and hours praying to a large budget, man sort of Nakamoto was one of the early Muslims. And he would put on fake clothing and he would pray in the roof of his house. And he would be standing still like this for hours upon hours. So the neighbor's young boy thought that this was like, like a post or like an old tree or something like that. And so after a monsoon died, he told his mother, you know, that post or that tree that used to be at the top of the house or in the neighbor's house, it's not there anymore. And he's like, they cut it or they removed it, to tell him you know, my son that wasn't opposed. That was a

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mentor. He used to pray at night, and he passed away. So

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and you find like, for example, again, when they enjoy the Salah,

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You wonder,

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because we spoke about families that would would finish the entire course. And there was one, his name was a husband of Messiah and his brother, Ali, and their mother, the three of them used to split up the Koran, and we would make them in their household every night in town. So each of them would pray alone, 10 years, 10 years, 10 years, so the mother died. So it hasn't, and it continued to do it by themselves. And then he died. And he continued to do it by himself. And he, the same amount continued to hold Hutton every night by himself. It was the two of them now is himself. So now, the scholars say, sometimes you might hear stories of the achievements of the righteous and you

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might think to some I think that's an exaggeration. I don't think that's true. They say that as the more you are far removed from something, the more it will seem impossible to you. And the closer you are to something, the more it seems possible at any, like we always give the example of someone struggling to memorize sorbitol bainer. He just cannot get over again six months, right? And you tell him there are some people who have memorized the entire Quran will seem like such an impossible task to him. But if there's someone who memorized 24 years, you tell them there are people who memorize all 30 Yeah, it's possible, he can believe it doesn't seem that far, because he's not too

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far from it either. And so sometimes you'll hear stories of, you know, a righteous man who made the cutting of the Quran 4000 times or more than 4000 times in his home or a book of NIOSH, when he on his deathbed, his sister cried, this was a famous scholar from the urbane, very famous, and his sister started to cry. So I missed something in that corner, 1800 times and 1800 times. So some people might say that's just exaggeration, they bring up the calculator, they try to see if it's just it takes 18 minutes times 30 just how many and then they show it's possible, but you have to bring up the calculator because you're that far from it. But some people it's not that far from them

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and that's why they can believe it for

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so when it came to and this is the thing that makes this a lot easier for sure. Understanding what you're saying even switching around the the idea in it and I'm sure there are lectures in English and in Arabic all over the internet, on horseshoe and step by step and sometimes your series of lectures are how to enjoy your Salah more you know, so I would encourage people to keep make that as part of their daily listening just everyday listen to a little bit of a lecture on horseshoe. So the Salah improves in quality a little bit every day in amarachi Allah Ramallah he was 20 years and Imam in the masjid. And so the the estimate both STEM students of knowledge came to visit him. So they

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asked him about the ruling on decorating them up, you know that we have is that that

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carved area in front of the Imam and most massage. So what's the ruling on decorating the Mahabharat? He said the righteous before is used to dislike that. And it is scholars used to dislike that. And I also dislike it and I forbid it. So yeah, I mean with me the ruling is that is forbidden is not permissible. So then they said but there is some decorations in your mirror up. So he looked at he was the Imam there for how many for 20 years. And they said there's some decorations. He said, Well, like he says we'll let him I need him to be out of town a lot. So I never knew about that. He looked at it for the first time. He's standing in front of a larger, who cares about decorations and

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all this? Who cares about that? Of course, which is not the focus of most massages, right? We have mustard in

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Virginia area that busloads of non Muslims come to take a tour of it. And what's the tour they get? Yes, these carpets were from Iran. These towels are from Turkey. That's the tour they get busloads of Christians and not a word of hate. Not a word about the Navy. So I sell them all but just cover this. And this is what that's all they care about. decorations, decorations and nothing much about the mousseline the quality of hottub the roost the amount after either nothing.

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So like the reality is these things are difficult to remember. And so the Murli Muslim would feel pain from standing. And then they would encourage themselves disliked Sahaba did it we're going to push ourselves we're going to do it. So it's natural to feel tired to not want to stand and to feel the difficulty of standing but you push you push you push you want agenda you work for it, just like anything else that we work for.

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I want to conclude the very quickly then with

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maybe there's no time. So I'll conclude with this. Then I wanted to talk a little bit about the tongue because you know, as the post war era, one of the things that mostly to the health bar, the tongue, the mouth and the sexual organs. So people in Ramadan for the most part, they they learn how to control their tongue. Well, I'll tell you, it's, it's shameful. And it's unbelievable the amount of people that pray in the masjid with you, and you consider them to be religious brothers and use profanity. It's incredible. Yeah. And even the mustard will even in Ramadan, some brother just because they're used to using profanity. So one of the things fasting should get you to stop using

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bad words. So

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casually, so that so then even in the house of a lot of casually a bad word slips out. And some people, they got so used to it. They don't even excuse themselves when they use bad words. Even in the house of Allah, they talk with you like you just took a photo using profanity cursing in the street, they curse and it just comes out not even an apology. And so many Muslims are so used to it's so casual to them, constantly, profanity comes out of their mouth, bad words come out of their mouth, not even an apology. Because what I'm expressing myself and no other adjectives or adverbs in English language, you have to use these words. But so one of the things that definitely people learn

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in trouble done is guarding the tongue. But then when Ramadan is over, they go back to cursing again, casually and constantly. So

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if you look, I'm not here would like to put a schedule for you. This is what you should do. Right? But remember, we said one of the signs that Allah accepted your fasting is that you continue upon good deeds. It's not for me to set a schedule for you. Everybody knows their schedule, you know, what day and how many hours or how many times a week you can get up and pray even if it's half an hour, or if it's 40 minutes, or if it's one hour if you can, on certain weekends, or certain days. So you set a program for a pm for yourself. You set a program for CME you might do you know, just Mondays and Thursdays and then when winter comes go heavy with every other day. Yeah, we might do

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two days and breakfast one day, you set your own schedule, but don't abandon CME until next time about don't abandon the Quran until next normal and don't abandon am which

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is one of the acts of worship that few few few people do the crown anyways, even in Ramadan barely could see people. And so if you could be one of those people who pray at night while the majority of people are asleep, that whole agenda to be Salaam enter in paradise enterprises with ease and shallow in peace. So

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yeah, so so we were saying then you set your own schedule for the clam for guarding your tongue you continue upon that, because the Lord of Ramadan is also the same Lord outside of Ramadan for the rest of the year. And it's just not from the UK we said of the descriptions of the believer to be steadfast in Ramadan and then to change outside of Ramadan. They believe the believer is steadfast throughout the year the hypocrite is the one who has these different phases and phases and modes.

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will conclude with the reminder of fasting six days from the month of Shiva and maybe solar psyllium Seddon and karma Ramadan What about who sit them in Sha one Cana Cassie ami de de Yanni indivisible Salim said whoever first the month of Ramadan and then he follows it up with six days from Shawan it will be as if He fasted an entire year. But so that means this month that we're in now the month of chawan, you You are too fast six days out of this month, whether it's every other day until you're done with six or you can do six in a row or you can do three and take a break into another three or two to two. However you like to do it fast six days from

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now, you will have the reward of fasting an entire year how so the scholars say you know you faster days of Ramadan and each Hashanah is multiplied by 10 by 10 Hashana to Basha Antalya so it's like fasting 300 days the days 30 days of Ramadan. And then when you do another six days six times 10 is 60 it's like fasting 360 days, which is like fasting an entire year. So the question is this, we know that generally the is isn't too bad sugar I'm fairly high that any Hashanah is multiplied by 10 so it is just like any other acts of worship multiplied by 10. What's so special then about the 30 of Ramadan plus the the six any all the hasakah multiplied by 10 and allow multiplies even more to

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whomever he pleases? The scholars say here you have through multiplied by 10 as the reward of Riba

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multiplied by 10 as the rewards over for either not as enough in or not like when you give $10 in charity and law multiplies that by 10. So this is just now charity and it's not obligatory, but here you're getting the reward of an obligatory act of worship, and that's what makes it so great. So the reminder in the end is that we all inshallah remember to do the six days of show up, however you want to do it, if you feel it's difficult, just do one day then break first for a day or two just calculate it. So by that but before the end of show what you finish all six days.

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And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us steadfast upon the acts of worship we acquire during the month of Ramadan, and to accept to accept our fasting and our pm and our good deeds.

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That's it and at the contemplations on sort of the novel will continue not day after tomorrow but the next week or the coming. I don't know how