Kamil Ahmad – Ramaḍān at Half-Time

Kamil Ahmad
AI: Summary © The importance of fasting during the month ofFinancial is highlighted, as loss of a loved one occurs during that time. The speaker advises managing loss and rebuilding after it. The importance of living life to the fullest is emphasized, and the upcoming month is a chance for those in need to wake up and leave their lives hot and dry. The Prophet sallama Alayshi wa sallam gives an opportunity for those in need to wake up and leave their lives hot and dry, and to give for their wealth to bring their lives back to life.
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in Isla Yami de

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la haka. tokachi

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illa mostly moon.

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women up

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my dear brothers and sisters

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Allah subhana wa tada has commanded us to be people of taqwa

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to have the power of a loss of Hannah who were tired

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to have the consciousness of a loss of Canada without the fear of a loss of what to Hannah.

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And today we are in the month of Ramadan.

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The month which Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned that we should fast. Why, so that we achieve that taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And the other half of the month has gone by

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we are in the second half of this month.

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And it is now that we need to stop and ask ourselves

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where we stand.

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Half the month has gone by. It only feels like it was yesterday that we were welcoming this month of Ramadan.

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And yet, half of it has already gone by.

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And it is true Allah subhanho wa Taala said

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a limited number of days they will come and they will go

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and so we need to stop and ask ourselves

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Where do we stand after half of the month has already gone by?

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We need to stop and bring ourselves to accounts.

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Already from among those

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who have so far fasted this motto Ramadan

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sincerely with the correct intention? Or has fasting been?

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A nor something that we're used to every Ramadan? simply giving up food and drinking and our desire?

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What have we achieved so far in this month of Ramadan?

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over from among those who have sacrificed

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our sleep at night

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to pray in the late hours of the night?

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Are we from among those

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who have rebounded with the Quran? What is our relationship with the book of Allah subhana wa tada

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the month of Ramadan is the month of the where do we stand? With regards to the Quran? Are we from among those who have been receiving it on a daily basis? Not just receiving it but trying to understand its meanings, reflecting and pondering over one loss of China what data is telling us?

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Where do we stand with regards to giving and standing in the way of a loss of Hannah who was

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my dear brothers and sisters, a loss of Hannah Subhana Allah gives us times like Ramadan

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so that we could change ourselves.

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Long time passes. 11 months go by, and we become heedless, we become negligent of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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About what comes after this dunya and so on with Allah gives us times like Ramadan

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to reboost our email

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to get ourselves back on the right path

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or win from among those

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who have taken advantage of these few days as a loss of shadow without a mention.

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Have you taken advantage of these few days to change ourselves? How many days are they one one, a limited number of days, as an entire year 11 a month is not big enough.

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To be negligent to be drowning in seven counting just sacrifice a few days to get ourselves back on the right track.

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My dear brothers and sisters, if you are from among those who have so far taken advantage of this month of Ramadan, fasting,

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not only giving up your food and drink for the sake of a law, but sacrificing more than that, the seasons that you were so accustomed to giving up,

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given up looking at her arm listening to her arm, if you are from among those who have been striving hard in this month of Ramadan,

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then I give you the glad tidings that you are on the correct path. And I give you the glad tidings of judgment and of the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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But if you are from among those

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who have so far been negligent,

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who have been heedless,

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your life has not changed.

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If you are from among those who have been giving up food and drink,

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but not giving up

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the life that you were accustomed to,

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then they were

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beware of being from among those who Ramadan passes by and your sins have not been forgiven?

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Be aware

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that perhaps

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these few days of the month of Ramadan will be your last day

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of Ramadan?

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You may never see another Ramadan after this.

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How many of our brothers and sisters do we know? who were with us last year?

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in this month of Ramadan?

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And today, where are they?

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They're not with us.

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The rest is dounia. They just like you're thinking right now that I have next year. I have many years ahead of me. I have many Roma bonds ahead of me.

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But little did they know

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that the angel of death

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was faster.

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Little did they know

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that a loss plan was different than what they had planned.

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Put yourself in your shoes, put yourself in their shoes right now. Where are they?

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They're in their brains. And the only thing that is with them to benefit them is what they put forward in the studio.

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And they wish at this very moment they wish that they could come back.

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For what what

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a loss of Shannon was wa Taala totals

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until when data comes to one of them.

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He says My Lord, send me back.

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Send me back to the dounia lively

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so that perhaps

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I can do one act of righteousness.

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He wants to be sent back to the dunya to only perform one good greeting that will save him from the punishment that he's enduring right now. In his gray

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color in the hair. Kelly Martin

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It's only a word that says when we were in Busan

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and behind them is a barrier, a wall

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until the day that they resurrected Yes.

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Once the Angel of Death comes that exists, there's no more turning back

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a wall a barrier get set up between between you and what you have left behind.

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This is not going to follow you to your grave.

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The only thing that follows you and remains with you until the day you are resurrected, to stand before a loss of kind of what to Hannah is nothing but your dreams, whether they be good or whether they be better.

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My dear brothers and sisters, the righteous in this month of Ramadan

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would have gone by

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the righteous who have been striving hard.

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There are those among them who are being freed from the hellfire.

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And so every single day in the month of Ramadan, Allah subhana wa tada has among his slaves, those who he frees

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from the Hellfire

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do you stand from among

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among the righteous and those who have been striving hard, are those who their books of records are being filled with

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with Goodreads, while your book of deeds, your Book of Records are being filled with,

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with evil deeds with feelings among the righteous. Among those who have put effort in response to Ramadan are those whose sins are being forgiven?

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Mon sama Ramadan

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whoever fasts the month of Ramadan, with the man hoping for the reward of a law, his sins are forgiven mama Romana, he man and

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whoever stands in salaat at night in the month of Ramadan, with the man hoping for the reward of a loss of cannon with all his sins, all his previous sins have been forgiven.

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Where do you stand from among them, instead of your sins being forgiven, you're adding to your citizens

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living the life that you have become accustomed to to my dear brothers and sisters,

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half of the month of Ramadan has gone by

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now is the time to stop and think about what you have put forward

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and of what remains.

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And then put more effort into what remaining

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as what remains is far better than what has gone by. In a few days. In a few nights, we'll be entering the best Nights of The Year of the entire year, the last 10 nights of the month of Ramadan. Now is the time to take advantage. Now is the time to forget about your laziness to sacrifice yourself for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. Now is the time

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with just a few days remaining. You're about to reach the finish line. And so now is the time to strive harder. Even if you were already striving hard, now is the time to put more effort into what remains. And so in every single race, there are those who lead and there are those who lag behind.

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Not necessarily those who lead or those who win. and not necessarily those who lag behind me are those who lose.

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And so

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we need to put more effort into what remaining was 11 00 become and re hasten move quickly to the forgiveness of your Lord subhanho wa Taala which are generally what judge

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will order

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A paradise, a heaven guardians

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that are the distance, the width of the heavens and the earth.

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A man

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who hasn't been prepared for

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for those who are leaving

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for those who are simply giving up food and drink while not giving up their savings, has it been prepared for those who prefer rest and sleep? Over getting up and praying before Allah subhana wa tada? No, no.

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It has been prepared for the people of taqwa.

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And so that is the message of Ramadan. That it is the month of taqwa.

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It is the moment that is supposed to inculcate within our hearts the taqwa of Allah subhanho wa Taala Hannah, that will remain with us for the remaining 11 months of the year. My dear brothers and sisters, if you do not change yourself, in this month of Ramadan, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to change yourself after this month of Ramadan. And so don't be among those

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who lag behind who waits the opportunity, when they had it, until it completely goes away. My dear brothers and sisters, half of the month of Ramadan has gone by as if it was a day or two, a Yama Duda a limited number of dailies, and that is how the remaining days are going to go by. And that is exactly how this is the life of the dunya deities. That is exactly how the days of this dunya go by. When

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the data was gathered

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for the Day of Resurrection.

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It is as if

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it is as if they were only in the dunya for a day. Not only a day, but a part of a day.

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Only a day or a part of the day.

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barakallahu li walakum filco Avi, whenever an edema he

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was declared Hakeem akula

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first off, you can have a pharaoh or to a lady

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Allah, Allah Allah.

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Allah, Allahu

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Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi

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Isla de

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facto la hija de la.

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My dear brothers and sisters, just like the month of Ramadan

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is an opportunity for those who are drowning in sin

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to wake up

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and leave their life of heatless. Just like it is

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an opportunity for them to be forgiven of their sin.

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It is also an opportunity

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and a month of spending, giving of our wealth. It is an opportunity for those who have been stingy or greedy with their wealth, holding back, not giving for the sake of a loss of

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not giving in to those in need. It is an opportunity for them to start to be generous. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Can

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he was the most generous of people, even though we know that he was not the richest of people.

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He was of those who had very little and yet even then he was the most generous of people.

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What can

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and when was he the most generous

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in the month of Ramadan,

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it was the month of Ramadan when he was the most generous,

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my dear brothers and sisters, give him in South Africa

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is from among the greatest deeds and acts that we can perform.

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It is for this reason

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that the dead those who are in their graves today, they wish that they could come back to the dunya for one last

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robbery, Lola 2011.

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My Lord, perhaps you can extend my state in the dunya delay, delay my death, give me more time for what ones is it for us

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one minute.

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So that I go back to the dunya.

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And I give you I spend of my wealth and idea of

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the scholars they see that the reason why the dead phases is because of what they see in their brains of the great reward that Allah subhana wa tada has set for those who's been of their wealth, for the sake of a loss of wealth.

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And those who are most blessed in their wealth,

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or not those who have the most.

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Those who are happiest in their lines are not those who have millions and billions.

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Those who gain the most Baraka and the most blessings from their well are those who stand up

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who give away their wealth, not those who hold on to their wealth.

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And so because of that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Nana,

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that will does not decrease from giving in so

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many things that if I was to give 100,000

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my balance will go down. My wealth will decrease.

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But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us the opposite.

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The more you give,

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the more you can.

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And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You

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spend all sorts of addenda and I will spend for you, I will give you, the more you give to Allah Subhana Allah, the more Allah will give you back.

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And so even if you give all of your wealth for the sake of Allah subhana wa tada and you're left with nothing, I

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don't think that you have nothing left that whatever little you have left is far better and greener

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than having millions and billions. Because whatever little you have,

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if it has the Baraka of Allah Subhana, WA Tada. It is far greater and better than having 1000s and millions with no or little work.

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And so take advantage of these last few days of Ramadan, to empty out your pocket is to give for the sake of a loss of Hannah, who was the hyena for whatever various projects that are there for whatever various people that are in need, whether they be local or whether they be around the world. You can see the suffering that our Muslim brothers and sisters are undergoing in various parts of this manner. Now is the time to give. Now is the time to reap the benefits of the month of Ramadan. had our solar cells removed Allah. Allah says he will Bashara Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallahu la cama Murakami, Danica

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for Conan.

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Conan Karina in number one

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to Lima Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala nabina. Muhammad was

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a director in one Omar Oh

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Half of Ramadan has passed. Think about what has passed and ask yourself where you stand. If you’ve been heedless so far, now’s the time to take advantage of what remains. Don’t be among those who waste the opportunity when they have it, until they completely miss it.

Jumuah Khutbah delivered at Salaheddin Islamic Center in Toronto.
Date: July 3, 2015.

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