Another Ramadan in Lockdown
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
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When Allah subhanho wa Taala prescribed fasting the month of Ramadan. And he said yeah, you have Latina,
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when he prescribed fasting the month of Ramadan
and he told us the objective behind it
that it is to achieve taqwa.
After that he explained what this month is
but not by referring to it as a month.
So he did not say some kind of way
that it is a month but rather he said a year Mamadou that
he said that it is a limited number of days.
And there's a reason for that.
And that is to remind us
that these are a limited number of days. Yes, it's one month
but it's a month
that is made up of days that come and go.
And so today
we have already past a 10th
of the month of Ramadan
10 days have gone by
when it was only as if it was yesterday that we had started the month
and in this way, another 10 days will go by and then another 10 days will go by and before we know it
before we know the month will be over
and so the question is where do me and you stand
at this point in the month of Ramadan
what what have we so far put forward
in our skill of good deeds?
Where do we stand?
Where do we stand in our relationship with Allah subhana wa tada
is our state today like it was before Ramadan beginning?
is our relationship with the book of Allah subhana wa Medina, the Koran
this month, which is the month of the Quran?
Have we even opened up the Quran
to start reciting it?
What is our relationship?
What is our relationship with our fellow brothers and sisters?
What is our relationship with our parents,
with our children, and so on and so forth. And so this
is a time now to stop and ask ourselves what have we done so far?
Now is a time My dear brothers and sisters
to start filling our accounts with good deeds.
If we haven't done it so far, then now is the time. Now is the time to work hard and not to put it off.
And see later
because before we know it, the month will be over.
And this is why
this is why the people in the Grievers
the people who are not with us today,
that they could come back to this dunya to spend
only a single night of the month of Ramadan.
And that's why, if you're Josie Rahim Allah He says, He says By Allah, by Allah, if the people have degrees,
were told to make a wish.
They would wish
a single day of the month of Ramadan.
And likewise, Rajan, he says that the greatest wish, of the dead,
their greatest wish, is to live is to live for an hour to come back to this dunya for an hour, to make up
to make up for what they missed of repentance,
of good deals, while the people of the dunya
while the people of the dunya they are wasting their lives,
spending their lives
in that which does not benefit them. Rather, some of them are even spending it in that which harms them
And it is mentioned
that there was a man who once went to a graveyard.
And after he made
he prayed to rock eyes.
And then he laid down on his side.
And he went to sleep.
So one of the inhabitants of the green, he came to him in his dream.
He came to him in his dream and he said
Damn, no, no, no. Why not? I love
that you guys, the people who are alive, you do good deeds, or you have the opportunity.
But you don't know meaning. You don't know
the reality of life after death.
As for us in the grave, we know the reality.
We know the reality of life after death.
But we don't have that opportunity
to do even a single good deed. And then he said to him, these two records of yours that you prayed I wish that they are in mind record of deeds. They are more beloved to me than the dunya and all that is in the dunya
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I'm never add to my dear brothers and sisters.
It is very saddening and very unfortunate
that we have to spend yet another Ramadan
away from one another
with our massagin having to shut their doors on us.
This is our second Ramadan
although this Ramadan was different in that we started it
In the massage,
and then we had to,
we had to close its doors.
And so many of us are frustrated.
It's a difficult time. And it's not easy,
especially having tasted the sweetness of the rabada
in the houses of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then to have that, to be stripped away from us.
And it's not easy, and it's difficult.
But the reality is that we need to remind ourselves that this is yet another test from Allah subhana wa.
This is a test from Allah subhana wa Tada.
And how does the believer deal with the tests, and the trials that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes them to face.
If you're quite young, he mentions
that people with respect to the trials and the tests of Allah,
they're not all at the same level.
But rather, they're on four different levels.
The first is the level of those who are impatient.
They become frustrated.
They can't handle that test that trial. And they're always complaining.
The second level is the level of those who are patient.
They put up with a difficulty
that tests they realize it's from a lot, and I'm gonna be patient.
But that's where they stop.
Deep down inside. They're not satisfied, they're not happy. But they said, you know what I'm going to, I'm going to beer with it picture.
He says the third level are those
who are not only patient,
but who move on to the level of satisfaction,
they're satisfied their content. They're happy, at the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whatever Allah has decreed for me, I'm satisfied with it, I'm content.
But then there is a fourth level. And a fourth category of people
who go above and beyond.
And these are those closest to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They are those who are not only patient, who are not only satisfied and content with the decree of Allah.
But then on top of that,
they are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
grateful for what
they are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala for sending them this test in this trial.
Not only are they happy, not only are they satisfied, but they actually thank Allah, that all I thank you for making me to go through this. Why? Because these tests and these trials, it opens the eyes of the true servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala
it opens their eyes. For some of them, it makes them to return back to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
For others, it makes them to realize that they were living a life of a blessing. And once it was taken away, they are grateful to Allah for showing them that this was a blessing from you, Oh Allah, and now you have taken it away from me. If you had not taken it away from me, I would never have been able to attack you for it.
So my dear brothers and sisters
we have to remember first and foremost
that everything is in the hands of Allah subhanahu wa tada
that if we have to spend another Ramadan like this,
then this was a decree of Allah subhanahu wa tada that could never have been averted.
No matter what we did, no matter how capable we were, we wouldn't ever be able to we would never have been able to avert a loss of hope subhanho wa Taala had planned.
Therefore we have to stop complaining
and stop putting the blame on Allah subhanho wa Taala
Stop objecting to the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
welcome us alone. Allah is never questioned, why does he do this? Why does he do that, but rather it is We Who will be questioned about what we do
well as an Takahashi and we can, perhaps we may see something as being evil as being negative,
but it is better for us. So we have to realize that the decree of Allah,
it is for our own good. Secondly,
we have to reflect over why this has happened.
And so there is no doubt
there is no doubt
are stripped away from us. Because we have become distinct from Allah subhana wa Tada.
It's because of our own demons. It's because of our scene.
We need to reflect deeply over this. Because once we reflect over this, we'll know how to get ourselves out of this situation.
And that is by turning back to Allah subhanaw taala. There's no doubt that the only way for adversities and calamities to be lifted
is by turning back to Allah subhana wa tada sincerely repenting to Allah from our sinful lines.
And getting back into good terms with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thirdly,
we also need to realize,
we also need to realize
that most of us, will only truly value a blessing from Allah, once it is taken away from us. And this is the reality of most of us. It's only a handful of the servants of Allah.
Who sank Allah subhanahu wa tada in both good times and difficult times.
It is only the true servants of Allah,
who realize the value of the blessings of Allah, not just when they're taken away,
but also when we're enjoying them.
we're living in prosperous times.
But for the vast majority of us,
we only truly value the blessing once it's taken away from us. And we see that in this month of Ramadan.
This is one of the things that fasting teaches us.
when we're stripped of our food and drink,
and we have to fast
this reminds us that there are those who don't have anything to eat or drink, not only in Ramadan, but throughout the year. This is one of the things that fasting teaches us to value, the blessings of a loss economy. What
no Ramadan together,
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These are blessings of Allah duck today.
We are valuing Why? Because now they have been taken away from us.
Now let us remember that there are those
of our brothers and sisters
who have had these blessing stripped away from them, not just in the month of Ramadan, but throughout the year. And not just a second Ramadan before but perhaps
for years on end. Those of our brothers and sisters who have been imprisoned unjustly throughout the world
and those of our brothers and sisters
who perhaps are isolated in hospitals, not able to be together with their loved ones, or participate in the masajid in the salaat.
And in all of these communal gatherings
we should remember them and be grateful to Allah subhana wa tada
for the blessings of Allah subhanahu wa.
finally, as we sit at home,
unable to come
to the houses of Allah subhanahu wa tada
let us remember
that one of the best forms of a bad
that the bad that you do in front of others, but rather,
the most beloved form of a bad in the sight of Allah is to do it away from the seat of people. And so today, me and you have that opportunity, take advantage of it, because
it's not something that comes it's not something that comes all the time.
And so take advantage of this time in solitude.
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take advantage of this time, get up, to pray, salata, taraweeh, at home,
and to Malaysia,
that one of those who are shaded by the shade of Allah,
on the day in which there will be no shade except the shade of Allah
is the one
who remembers a loss of Hannah who went to Hana in solitude, all by himself, away from the eyes of the people.
And because of him being alone with Allah,
He sheds tears out of fear of a loss of one on one with the Hydra. And he cried. And because of this, Allah subhana wa tada will shade him under his shade. On that day, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala
to make us from among those whose deeds in this month of Ramadan have been accepted, we ask a loss of hair who with 100 to make us from among those who race to do good deeds in whatever remains of this month. We ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to gather us and unite us once again. And remove this adversity from us as I also lose a limo rahima como la. I know that the Eco Mohammed bin Abdullah, Morocco cuckoo gente Luffy Runa, Takata, Hanako Lim Karima in Lahore, Mina, eager to huzzah Luna nadie Yeah, are you under the heading he was a remotest Lima
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