Mjales Ramadan #3
Channel: Kamil Ahmad
Series: Kamil Ahmad - Mjales Ramadan
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah. While early he also happy hmm in my back, Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
we continue going through this book of ours by Sheikh Zayed bin alright, I mean, majority, so shall Ramadan Majelis show her Ramadan
in which he the share of mentions or compiles various topics that are related to the month of Ramadan. And he divided it into, as we mentioned before he divided it into 30 topics.
And the reason for that is so that a person goes through each topic every single day, in the month of Ramadan.
And previously, we went through the topics related to fasting, the virtues of fasting, as well as Ramadan, and the virtues of Ramadan.
And then last week we went through
talking about the Quran, and the importance of reciting the Quran, the virtues of reciting the Quran, especially in the month of Ramadan, as well as some of the adab of reciting the Quran.
Now we come to topics that are related to the last 10 nights of Ramadan,
the last 10 nights of Ramadan
as well as what is related to labor to recover
as labor to culture is among the last 10 nights.
the last 10 nights of Ramadan
are on our doorstep.
And so they begin on the 21st night of Ramadan.
Unlike what many people think that the last night actually begins on the 20th.
the last 10 Nights actually begin on the 21st. And that is because if we were to divide the month into three parts, we have the first 10
from one until until 10.
So that finishes on the 10th and then the next 10 begin on the 11th until
until the 20th. So the 28th is part of the middle 10 nights and then the last 10 Nights begins on the 21st and that is tonight. That is tonight in Allahu Taala
and as you all know, the nights they precede the day, the night in Islam precedes the day. And so when we say the 21st night
it means that tomorrow is the 21st day. It means that tomorrow is the 21st day
and so these 10 nights are very special nights, they are virtuous nights.
They are the best 10 nights of the year. They are the best 10 nights of the year.
Although ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada in the Quran has mentioned 10 Nights.
He has mentioned 10 nights, he swore by them in the Quran
in surah till fajr
while Fajr while alien Asha
Allah swears by Al Fajr
by Fajr, and then he says what I earn in Azure, and by the 10 Nights that's what Allah swears by the 10 minutes. What are these 10 nights the 10 nights of Ramadan?
Or are they some other nights?
the ledger, the ledger,
these 10 nights that Allah mentions here are referring to the first 10 days of the ledger,
the first 10 days of the ledger. And so the ledger the first 10 days are also virtuous days.
As a prof
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that these are the best 10 days of the year.
And these are the days that end with the Eid, or you will have ha.
And so those are also very special and virtuous days in which deeds are multiplied. And so it is encouraged to do as many different kinds of good deeds in those days.
So then how about the last two nights of Ramadan, we just said that these are the best. And so the scholars differed among them were those who said that these are the best. And among them are those who said that those are the best. But the most balanced approach is to say that
the best days of the year are
the first days of the Hijjah.
And the best nights of the year are these last 10 nights of Ramadan.
And so the nights here are better than the days and in their Hijra days, those days are better than those nights.
And we we learned this from
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how he treated these last 10 nights of the year of Ramadan.
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was most active in a brother
Throughout the year, the time when he was the most active in America was in the month of Ramadan.
And then in the last 10 nights of Ramadan, he became even more active and put even more effort into his a bad
and that is why
I actually know the Allahu Anhu she says
that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the first 20 nights of Ramadan, he would mix between praying at night and sleeping.
And then in the last 10 nights, he would only pray, he would remain awake, praying,
reciting the Quran,
making dua etcetera.
And also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would also wake up his family.
And so even his family, he would wake them up and make sure that they are also
worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala in these in these last 10 nights.
And this includes everything. Many people think that
it is only specific to pray and clear Malay print or we have piano label. And then the rest of the time you find them socializing, you find them, you know, doing things that are not related to a bad in these 10 Nights. But this is not how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam treated these nights, rather,
he spent the entire time worshiping, it doesn't mean that he spent the entire time praying to yam No, he did other acts of a brother as well. And so whatever act of anybody you do in these nights, it is virtuous, and it is multiplied.
But the best a bad that one can do in these nights is
and that is a Salah
and Al Quran, a do
Salah Quran and dua.
And if you were to look at it,
these three, you can combine them
And so in Korea, you're praying and you're reciting the Quran and
you are making dua in your sujood. That's why it is encouraged to prolong your sujood in clear so that you can combine between these three acts of worship.
And among these nights, among
these last 10 Nights
is Leila to cuddle.
And the sheriff is going to talk about that right after we talk about
the 10 nights in general
as a separate topic.
And the show goes on to mention how
those who miss out on these 10 nights and those whom he sounds good
witnessing Laila to cuddle,
they are the most deprived of people.
They are the most deprived of people. And that is because
as we will mention later to cuddle has a special virtue. And no one misses out on him, except one who is deprived himself of a huge reward.
And if we were to look at it,
the month of Ramadan
is a virtuous time, it is a time when we get closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. And so the one who lags behind in the beginning of Ramadan,
the one who lags behind in the beginning of Ramadan, but then he picks up pace.
Towards this end,
he is better than the one who was active in the beginning of Ramadan, and then started to he started to lose his pace.
And that is because
what matters is the end. What matters is in the end as a Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, in the middle 100 will be Hatim that any good deed?
What matters is the end, not the beginning. What matters is how you finish it, how you finished that deed,
not how you start it.
And that's what we find even in the dunya.
In any race, no matter what kind of race it is.
Who are the winners.
The winners are those who put more most of their effort at the end when they're about to approach the finish line. And so even if they started off slow,
if they put more effort in the end, they could be the winner as opposed to the one who starts off fast and then starts to slow down. Towards the end. You find that they are usually the ones who lose the race. And that is what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us as well.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala encouraged us to race compete was Sadhguru Ilana Filati Murghab de como Jana,
race compete with one another for what?
For the dunya
to get as much wealth as we can
to acquire something of the dunya know, Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're sad your MO Filati mirabito
race compete for the forgiveness of your Lord and for Jen.
these last 10 nights are virtuous it is these 10 nights in which
we need to put more effort. And so if you have not,
if you have not been putting any effort so far in Ramadan, the Now is your chance. And if you did already put a lot of effort, then you need to put even more effort now in what remains.
And that's why
it is in these 10 nights that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to devote his time in the masjid
and this is where we get
to care from
and so to calf
is that a person isolate himself from the dunya he comes to the masjid to devote himself to the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And Alia actigraph in Islam is something not specific to the month of Ramadan. Although it is sunnah in the month of Ramadan
but if a person wants to make it to calf outside of Ramadan, there's nothing wrong with that. There is nothing wrong with that. However, the Sunnah is to make actigraph in the month of Ramadan, and especially in the last 10 Nights, but it doesn't mean that you have to make it only in the last 10 Nights rather, if you make it to cafe at any time of Ramadan, then it is good but the last 10 Nights, this is from the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his companions after
and I should have mentioned some of the rulings pertaining to eleatic calf
and so he mentions how an erotic calf
A person secludes himself in the masjid
for the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala, hoping for Allah's pleasure and hoping for Allah's reward, busying himself with a bad with recitation of the Quran with a vicar with a DUA, and with praying,
unlike what you find many people doing today where they come
making a decaf, socializing,
busying themselves with things of the dunya
This is not the meaning of Elia Attica.
So, well our take off is basically, you trying to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala by isolating yourself from the dunya
and so if you have come to the masjid for the purpose of the caf, then why are you wasting your time
in things of the dunya
and that's why the person who makes you have to cough, he is not supposed to leave the masjid, he is not supposed to leave the masjid.
And the show he mentions among the rulings of the caf,
those who happen to leave the masjid he says there are three scenarios, there are three situations or three scenarios regarding that.
And so the first is a person who leaves the masjid for a necessity.
Someone who has to leave the masjid for a necessity and a need
such as leaving the masjid for
using the washroom for showering
these things exist outside the masjid
he has to leave the masjid for
eating and drinking if
food is not allowed inside the masjid, and other similar cases of necessity.
The second scenario is someone who has to leave the masjid
or who wants to leave the masjid
for a good deed that cannot be done except outside the masjid.
And he is afraid that
he will miss out on that opportunity.
So he gives the example of someone who is making a decaf. And he has a close one relative who is extremely ill. And so he wants to visit him, perhaps in the hospital. And he's afraid that if he does not
he may die.
That sick relative of his may end up passing away. And so he doesn't have the opportunity to visit him
also someone who has to leave
for a janazah
of a relative or close one, then these are permissible reasons for him to leave, he has the option not to leave and that is better for him. That is better for him. But if he leaves, then his calf remains intact, and he should immediately come back to the masjid.
The third scenario.
And the third situation is
someone who leaves for no genuine reason
he leaves for no legitimate reason, he just leaves on, he just leaves like that for no reason for buying selling for trade to go and buy something from the market etc.
to visit his family and so on and so forth. And so,
a person who does this,
then it breaks his take if this breaks is to calf, and so if he wants to return he should renew his intention. And so
what we also we also learned from this is that Elliott calf is an act of worship, and it is not valid. Without intention. It is not valid without the correct intention. And so if you're going to do air to calf, then you should enter it with the intention of performing to calf. Unlike many people, especially our young ones, who think that, you know, it's an opportunity to have a sleepover to enjoy ourselves. And so they miss out on the reward because no act of worship in Islam is accepted without two conditions. And the first of that is having the intention
To do that act of worship for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. And the second of those conditions is that this act of worship should be legislated. It should be something that has been taught to us by Allah and His Messenger
after that, the show goes on to talk about Leila to cuddle.
And so, he mentioned that among these 10 Nights is Leila to cuddle
and Leila to cuddle is basically the Night of Decree.
It is the Night of Decree
and it is as Allah subhanahu wa taharah described in the Quran. In that Angela who fee Leila to mobile Raka.
The Quran was revealed in the month of Ramadan, as Allah says shahada Madonna lady on Zerah V Hill Quran
the month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed and in this ayah Allah says in Zilla who filet let him move out raka
indeed We have revealed the Quran in or on a blessed night on a blessed night. In Hakuna Mandarin fee. You have Rocco Kulu Amarin Hakeem on this night, every single Why is decree
is decreed on this night.
So this is
where we get the idea that Leila to cuddle is the Night of Decree.
And what that means is
that later to cuddle is the night in which Allah subhanahu wa taala sends down his cuddle
and that is his decree.
And belief in alcohol cuddle is one of the pillars of EMAT belief in Aqaba will cover is one of the pillars of Eman
and Alcala will call that basically means to believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala has knowledge of absolutely everything.
Allah subhanahu wa taharah has knowledge of everything, the big the small,
whatever will happen in the future. Allah has knowledge of all of that. It also means to believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala has written everything that Allah subhanho wa Taala has written everything that will happen.
And this writing, Allah wrote it in a low homophobe. Allah wrote it in a low helmet for the preserve tablet, before He created the heavens and earth. So, every single thing is recorded and written in a low helmet.
And then from a law firm for
Allah subhanahu wa taala
commands the angels
to take down the decrees
and write them on various occasions. And so, the writing, the writing, of the decree of Allah is of various kinds. The first kind is as we mentioned, in the low hanging fruit, but then after that, we have different kinds of
writings or recordings of Allah's cuddle, that are taken from a local level. And so, we have for example,
when or before a person is born, and when he is in the womb of his, when he is in the womb of his mother. An angel comes and records, how long this person will live, how much it is how much provision he has been given.
Whether he will be in the Hellfire or
in Jannah, etc. This is one kind of writing or recording. Another kind of writing we're recording is
on Leila, to cuddle.
And so on Laylatul Qadr Allah subhanho wa Taala
tells the angels to take down the cobalt, the cuddle
of everything that will happen
in that year.
Everything that will now happen in the year that follows Leila to Lucado
people living and dying, who will live who will die of the risk the provision, what different people are allocated of risk and so on and so forth.
So, this is why Laylatul Qadr is referred to as later to cuddle. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also mentions Laylatul Qadr in Surah tocado. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Nahu fee, les little cuddle, Allah says that he reveals or he revealed the Quran
on Laylatul Qadr.
Allah revealed the Quran on later to God.
But how do we understand this? How do we understand that the Quran was revealed
on Leila colocado when we know that the Quran came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gradually over a period of 23 years
so how do we combine between these two?
Who knows the answer
completed on a little credit
Yeah, so basically, Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed the Quran
on Laylatul Qadr in the month of Ramadan.
As Allah says Sharon Madonna Lily owns 11 Quran, the month of Ramadan was the month in which the Quran was revealed. What this means is that it was revealed by Allah subhanho wa Taala in a luxury food. And then from there, Djibouti rallys Salam came with it gradually to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam over a period of 23 years.
And so Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the now Villeda to clowder, what are the raka Mariela to cuddle? And what will make you understand what Leila told Qatar is? And so
we understand from this, that later to Ricardo is a virtuous night because Allah subhanho wa Taala firstly, chose this night for the Quran to be revealed in
the Quran, it was revealed in this night, and so it is a special night because Allah subhanho wa Taala could have chosen any other time to reveal the Quran but he's he chose this night in particular and show and show and so it shows us
it shows us the significance of this night. Secondly, hear Allah subhana who were to Hannah says wanna adore aka Malaika to cuddle and what will make you understand what Leila told God there is. Here a lot asks a question.
And such a question ALLAH SubhanA who without only asks
about something significant, about something great.
When there are Draka mele little Qadr similar to that, you know is other places in the Quran, such as where Allah subhanho wa Taala says on Korea, mill Korea wanna adorar camel Korea, the Day of Judgment, what is the Day of Judgment? What will make you understand what the Day of Judgment is? So this shows us the significance of that which Allah is asking us about.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says Laila to Kadri how you room in artificial that Leila to coder is better than 1000 months. And so once again, it shows us the significance of Laylatul Qadr.
How great is later to clutter it is greater than 1000 months.
Allah did not say it is equal to 1000 months, no, it is better than 1000 months. And whenever Allah subhanho wa Taala says that something is better
than something else, without specifying how much better
it shows us that it is enormous ly
better without any limit that is known to us.
And so, Allah says here that Laila to culture is better than 1000 months.
How many years is 1000 months?
and 10 months.
And so, Leila total cuddle is better than 83 some odd years.
So if you were to look at it most people don't even live till 80 or 83 years. They die before that.
And so basically, if you were to stand on Leila to cuddle worshipping Allah subhanho wa taala. It is as if you stood praying to Allah subhanho wa taala, not for 83 years, but for more than 83 years. And so whoever misses out on such an opportunity, he has surely missed out on something great. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, then as Zaloom Allah equal to or Ruth via, be in Europe be him in kuleana.
On this night, the angels descend, The angels descend along with a row, which is Gibreel Allahu Salah.
So he has been specified here from among the angels, because he is the most special and the greatest of angels. Allah says that they descend with every command from Allah subhanho wa taala. And the angels when they descend, they only descend with that which is good, they descend with good with Baraka with the Mercy of Allah subhana who were to hide.
And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says salaam on here, Hector Mottola, Al Virgil, there it is peace.
It is peace
until until Fudger.
And so Virgil is when the night ends, and when Laylatul Qadr finishes.
And what this means is that Leila to cuddle is peace and security from every evil and also from the punishment of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that every single night of Ramadan, Allah subhanho wa Taala has people who he frees from the hellfire, he frees them. He lets them go from the hellfire. And what this means is that every single person has been destined to the hellfire.
Every single person has been destined for the hellfire. Every single one of us has a seat in the hellfire, however,
among mankind are those whom Allah subhanahu Uttara
is merciful towards and so he frees them from the hellfire. He releases them from the hellfire and admits them into Jen.
That's why we make dua in our Knut that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes us from among those whom he has freed from the hellfire.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us regarding a little cuddle man comma Laylatul Qadr Eman what is urban goofy Rolla Houma, Taka dynamic
that whoever stands
Laila to cuddle, praying obviously
with Eman meaning that he believes in Allah and he believes in the reward
that is there for those who stand on this night and 87 Hoping for Allah's reward.
For those who stand on this night, all of his previous sins will be forgiven, all of his previous sins will be forgiven. And so besides the reward of worshiping for more than 1000 months, the one who attains later to look harder,
also his sins are forgiven.
Leila to cuddle is a virtuous night.
And it is among these last 10 nights of Ramadan.
But now the question is Which night? Is it? Which night is Leila to cuddle?
And the reality is that this question is something that has been disputed about
over the centuries. It's not something new. It's something that has been coming from the time of the Sahaba in the Tabea, when they differed, regarding which night is Laylat al Qadr. In the time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
He was shown Leila told coder and then
and then he, he was made to forget it.
And also, the Sahaba told us that
on one of the years it was on the 27th nights.
And we have many, many ahaadeeth an array narrations from the Sahaba regarding Laylatul Qadr. And which of the notes it is
what what we can conclude with.
Coming out of the dispute of the scholars of Islam, what we can conclude with is that there is no doubt that first of all Laylatul Qadr is in the month of Ramadan.
And then after that we can also conclude that the month that Leila will cover
it is most likely in one of the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan and then narrowing it down further, it is most likely in one of the last seven nights. And that is because the prophets Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam said,
when he was told by the companions that they saw a little clutter in their dreams, but they saw it on different nights. And so he said to them, I see that your dreams have differed. So look for it, lay a little cutter on
or look for it in the last seven nights. And so it is most likely to be in the last seven nights, and then narrowing it down even further, it is most likely in one of the odd
in one of the odd nights, and so it could be on the 21st, the 23rd, the 25th 27th or the 29th. And then if you want to narrow it down even further, then there are scholars who said that later on Qatar is on the 27th night of Ramadan
on that being the case,
that being the case, what it basically means is that the believer should
if he wants to witness Laylatul Qadr
he should exert his effort
in a bad
in all 10 Nights
of The Last 10 nights of Ramadan.
the fact that we don't know which night this is also makes sense. Because if it was known, and if it was to be on a specific night,
then that would defeat the purpose of exerting effort
into a badder India on the other nights. Because if Laylatul Qadr was known, if for example, we knew that it was the 29th or the 27th Then why should I worship on the other nights?
And so what is the difference between one who
worships Allah subhanho wa Taala
putting all his effort into the month of Ramadan, especially into the last 10 Nights.
What is the difference between him and someone else who hasn't prayed all of Ramadan
or most of Ramadan and then he comes on later to Qatar
and then him and that other person they're equal in reward.
This calendars the justice of Allah subhanho wa taala. And so from this, we understand that Leila to cuddle.
It's precise date is unknown to us.
So it could be on any one of these nights. However,
we have certain signs
that are mentioned in various ahaadeeth.
Regarding which night later Kolkata is on however, the signs do not precede the night.
We don't see the signs before the night rather we see them after we see them on the morning after Laila to Lucado and there are various signs that have been mentioned such as the sun rising
on the morning without any rains without any rains. And then there are other signs that people have mentioned which are not authentically narrated, such as
not hearing a rooster,
not hearing any dogs or donkeys on the morning,
but these do not have it
Any authentic evidence for
it's all a little Qatar is, as we mentioned a great night. It is a night in which all of us should
put our effort into being among those who witnessed that night.
And obviously, not everyone has the time, and that is understandable. And so many of us have jobs and we're not able to
spend the entire night. But we should spend at least part of the night, we should spend at least as much of the night as we can. And what this means is all of the nights, all of these nights that are about to start with tonight.
However, even if one cannot, then
what he should do is put effort into praying salatu Lucia
with the Jamaat in the masjid
and then also praying Salat al Fajr, with the GEMA in the masjid. If he does this, it is hoped that we that he will be among those who stood the entire night. Why? Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever prays Salah to Asia and this is in Ramadan and also outside of Ramadan, he said Whoever prays a lot to Elijah with the Gemini in the masjid
and then goes home. It is as if he has prayed half the night. It is as if he stood praying to Yama, Lael, halftoning. And then if he also gets up in the morning and prays Fudger with the gemera in the masjid, it is as if he stood the entire night. And this is why some of the scholars they took this opinion that the one who does this, he prays or Isha and Fudger in the gym with the masjid and he has a legitimate excuse not to pray tarawih or tahajjud
then it is hoped that he will be among those who stood later to Lucado.
And as we mentioned
we should exert our effort in
Alia, in reciting the Quran and into app
on a little clutter, our insurer the Allahu Allah she asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if I witnessed Leila to cuddle, what should I do? What should I say? And so he said to her, say Allahumma inukai for one to hit Bula for fall 20 Oh Allah, you are the one who forgives the offer giving you love forgiving
so forgive me.
So forgive me. And so one should make as much dua as he can. Especially in his rude because a person is no closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. Then in that position, and so when you are in sujood, you are closest to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is when you should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala for your needs. Ask Allah subhana wa Taala for forgiveness and ask him for whatever you need.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who attain the reward of Laylatul Qadr We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept our deeds in this month to accept our fasting our pm and to accept our do as and all of our good deeds. Also Allah who was salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala he was so happy he