One Step Closer to Ramadan (Part 4) Knowledge

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Santa Monica Morocco okay too many brothers and sisters in Islam Welcome back to her tonight. Thank you so much for continuing to be with us here this evening on this beautiful Tuesday night right here on Hooda. tv. We're thankful to Allah subhanaw taala that we are with you live and tonight we are continuing our ongoing series with Chef Karim Abizaid as we talk about preparing ourselves for the beautiful month of Ramadan inshallah that's coming up very shortly in a little bit over a month we're going to be witnessing Ramadan and sha Allah if Allah subhanaw taala gives us life until the day inshallah and we asked the last panel Thailand will make the Dalai Lama will ignore Ramadan or

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law allow us to witness Ramadan allow us to be one of the people to enter Ramadan inshallah she's killing Mr. Omar Suleiman.

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Thank you so much for being with us. Michelle, I'm enjoying it has a lot of I mean, we're earlier today on your spouse together twice a day. So having a lot of I mean, it's, it's my honor and pleasure for me to be with you. Let me tell you, I can get enough of your water coffee. So

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let's begin by talking about the importance of knowledge because really, if we don't have the correct knowledge, we won't be able to perform the correct I by that. And then to enjoy Ramadan in the true sense and to get the most out of it. And as you know, this panel, the first day that was revealed to our beloved Prophet Mohammed salario, said in the very very first thing was read, read in the name of your word.

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Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Shadow Allah, Allah, Allah illallah wa who lashley Allah Allah, what a shadow Anna Mohammedan Aveda who wore a solo

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Yes, it is so true. The first command, actually to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and consequently to his followers is to read and reading is one of the ways to learn.

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Notice that this verse or this command was revealed before do pray.

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Before do fast before do pay your Zika before

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do your performance.

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So there is a requirement for us to learn how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala we don't just worship Allah subhana wa Taala based on how we feel or based on how we saw others worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and you'll find the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanding us as well. To do so, by saying sallallahu alayhi wa sallam solo Cana by a Tony or Sally, pray as you have seen me pray.

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He said also an hadith of man mantapa Anna what we'll do, he had whosoever makes will do exactly the way that I made it. He said regarding Hodge hoodoo Ronnie Manor secretome take your rituals after me learn the rituals of Hajj after me. It is so true that we are approaching the month of Ramadan. It's one of the means really uh, one of the ways to show that you're excited about the month of Ramadan is to learn the etiquettes and the manners of fasting and they do and do not do the religion. Yes, the rules of fasting before we actually get into the month. You can just wait until you will you can you can learn how to pray when you are in the Salah. You can learn how you perform when you are in

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hajj, you should actually learn before when you find that Osama Subhana Allah, Allah Mohammed ohare one of the most

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interesting characters who really understood the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he has a book in his Swahili called the book of knowledge. In one of the chapters, he given it this title, Babel, LL me cobble cobalamin look at look how he leverages his chapter, how he phrased it, knowledge precedes talking or action. Because if you speak without knowledge, you're going to end up misguiding people. If you act without knowledge, you're going to end up performing innovations, and both are rejected. That is why knowledge is so important. And this is an invitation to the viewers and to ourselves to educate ourselves before

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The month gets here, what I can do what I cannot do, what would make my fasting valid, what would invalidate my fast, what would give me more reward things that I could do, I will be more rewarded through fasting and things that would actually not necessarily nullify my fast, rather, it will diminish some of the rewards. So these are some of the things that can show your

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interesting discussion and I want to get our brothers and sisters in this discussion shall feel free material and sisters to give us a call, inshallah. And share your thoughts with us. If you have any questions coming up about Ramadan, maybe things that you've witnessed last year or you know, questions that you have for this Ramadan, inshallah, feel free to give us a call. And it's a great honor to have shifted and was aid with us. So take advantage of it, and give us a call and have your questions answered in the light that she's kidding, before we get into the actual, you know, items related to fasting. When it comes to knowledge, people are in different phases or in different

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categories. You know, there are some people who have knowledge, but they don't implement that knowledge. And there could be others who are trying to implement as you said, they try to do the action, but they may not have the knowledge, where should a Muslim be? And where are the different categories of people? And what is the best of them?

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You know, 17 times a day. This is if we pray just five times. Without the No, I feel the prayer. And after the mandatory Salas, we ask Allah subhana wa Taala, to be amongst those who learn and implement the knowledge. And we seek refuge with ALLAH subhana wa Taala. Not to be amongst those who have the knowledge but do not implement it. Nor to be amongst those who act without knowledge with it didn't sell off almost Akeem Oh, Allah, Guide us to the straight path silahkan levina and naantali him The path of those upon whom you bestowed your favor? Who are those, the scholars they say, those who learn and implement the knowledge. And this was explained in a verse in saltiness,

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what made you to learn how Rasulullah Allah, he cannot Latina anomala huali him, Whosoever obeys Allah Subhana Allah and His messenger will be amongst those about whom Allah subhanaw taala bestowed his favor. So the obedience of Allah and His messenger is by learning and implementing, look at this, a little map him and keep me away from the path of those who earned your wrath, your anger, who are those, we have a hadith that those are

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the people of the book, the Jews in particular, how definitivamente but this could apply to us, as I mean, we ourselves are making that not to be amongst them. So as soon as that you just confine the publication to them, yes. So who are those those who have the knowledge and do not implement it? One of the lien and those who are misguided, who are those? Yes, we do have Hadith intermedia, that names them to be the Christians. But again, you're making that one that means you could fall into that category of, of those who act without knowledge, those who are misguided, those who do perform rituals acts of worship without knowledge. So at the end of the day, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala,

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to be amongst those who learn to implement, otherwise, this knowledge becomes an evidence against you and the different directions that you learned that you had the knowledge. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us away from performing rituals, without knowing how to do with and without learning how to go about performing them.

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I think that was a nice intro to the actual, you know, facts that we need to learn about fasting, other than the idea that we need to fast from some from from after fudger to to sunset, you know, and avoid eating, drinking and in relations with one's wife. What else does a Muslim need to know about fasting? Well,

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before we, we, we get there. What is the definition of fasting in general, they say it's abstaining from eating and drinking, and sexual intercourse sexual desire, from dawn until the sun sets so this is what

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with the intention of worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada. So you're not doing it to lose weight. You're not doing it to feel the hunger of the hungry and and so forth.

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Rather you're doing it with the intention of worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala. A person may have a question here sure. Does each day of fasting Ramadan require its own intention? Or is one intention at the beginning of Ramadan, that I will fast the 29 or 30 days of Ramadan is sufficient. This is a subject which the scholars differ upon. And, and it's a very interesting debate that took place amongst them.

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They the those who are or where the consensus is, that each day requires an intention by itself.

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And their evidence is really

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if one intention is sufficient for the whole month, what if you mess up one day do you have to repeat the whole month does the rest of the month becomes invalidated now? So therefore, they say that each day requires an intention and that intention has to be made before the beginning of fasting, which is done? Yes. Beautiful. See, right there. That's one fact or one piece of knowledge that I can bet you 95 if not more percent of those watching us, including myself did not know that fact. Yes. But we need to be also will want to make it difficult on people. What is the definition of intention? I mean, we need to know what is the definition of intention.

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They say as model calbee, Allah, Allah say that you resolve in your heart that you will do something

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that resolve could happen, like as you break fasting, at night, the previous day, in your heart, you're fasting tomorrow. So you already have the intention. There is a practical way to show that intention, if you wake up for support. That actually would definitely turn that intention from an act of the heart to an actually an act of the limb that you're actually eating and drinking, revealing yourself for the following day of fasting. How about actually saying the intention of that part of the seminar? Is that it No, there's no, you see, that's where I defined intention. intention is as the resolve of the heart to do something. So an intent The intention is the act of the heart.

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It's definitely an innovation. If you pronounce your intention with your time, it really reflects that you're not aware of the names and the attributes of Allah Subhana Allah that

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Allah knows what takes place inside our chests, I do not have to pronounce what is taking place inside my heart for Allah to know it.

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La Jolla, Allah Murphy unphysical Allah knows what's inside yourself. Yama Silva, he knows the secret and what is beyond the secret before the secret becomes a secret for you. Therefore, the intention is the resolve of the heart is the action of the heart. And you do not have to pronounce it with your tongue at all. Yes, like okay. Now, a person who abstains from food, drink and sexual intercourse with one's wife is a person who has performed the basic fasting. But what what else goes in the meaning of the word fasting during the month of Ramadan?

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Well,

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first of all we set just to not to answer your first question, we define what fasting is, yes, there are two pillars for fasting for your fasting to be valid. The intention like we mentioned that you're intending to fasting and you Mashallah, you already covered the idea that it has to be done for

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each day before dawn.

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The other

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pillar of fasting is the abstaining itself, now of the mouth from eating, and the drinking and also the bright part from committing sexual intercourse with one spouse. But of course, it also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us mela Mirada hola zoo, while amavi Felice la hija de la Mahara. Whoever does not leave speak and falsehood or acting falsehood, Allah subhanaw taala doesn't need you to give up your eating your your your food and your water. So simply, you need to have a good character, a character of a Muslim.

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You see, I would like to tie this to the levels of this religion, the level of of our Deen we know that there is the entry

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level which is Islam.

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The level above that is an image image and the highest level is what? Okay, in Ramadan, your goal is to reach the highest level. Yes. Which is in action. Once it comes to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa.

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What does it mean? That your consciousness of Allah subhana wa Taala reaches its peak, that you actually control your inner self, control your heart, control your thought,

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control, what goes inside? Ideally, you know, when when you find yourself alone, and you're fasting inside the house, and the refrigerator is out there, and it has all type of beverages nice and you're thirsty because a sign you're thirsty and it's summer. Do you drink? A lot of people do not, they will not drink? Why? Because they know Allah is watching them. And that's the definition of SN and that's excellent. Wouldn't you believe Alice and I'm asked Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam woman

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to look look at the famous wording that we all memorize, and taboo the law that you worship Allah, there is another wording in Muslim says what and duction law

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that you have Russia

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feel for Allah subhanaw taala as if you see our last panel. So this is the first area which is sad in your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala A lot of us would be driving on the road and you're fasting, and you're gonna end up you're either gonna end up landing somewhere, you're not supposed to look, first first look, Mashallah, the glance, you know, you're supposed to lower your gaze immediately. Now Allah is watching you. Sometimes while we're fasting, the thought occurs that you desire

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the other gender, now are you going to entertain the thought? So this is the type of sand we're talking about, that you actually control your inner self. And this is once it comes to your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. Once it comes to rituals, what is it, that you worship Allah more than what he commanded you to worship? Meaning that you're not going to just pray five times a day, you're supposed to pray

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every night. So you're gonna increase in the area of rituals as well. Here's what I'm looking for.

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And also once it comes to your relationship with the people what they created being a Rasul, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us

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for either Can I almost Oh my god, come if you're fasting, and somebody insults you, what should you do to him? You tell him what I'm fasting, which is what I said. So, you're not supposed to

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repel or basically,

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if somebody insults you, or speaks to you, play you machine. Well, I Athena and in Nash will kill the mean aleida those who control the anger, well, I feel uneasiness and those who pardon people for these people will law who You have been listening, amazing, you know, these days you will find people so what is the funny thing that he would be rude to you and mean to you and Brother, why is Ramadan, I'm fasting, you know, I'm fasting. If you're fasting really, you should actually abstain from having a bad character. So all of this should be part of your fasting besides abstaining from eating and drinking, and abstaining from having your sexual desire with your with your spouse, of

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course we're talking about the spouse here, you should also reach the level of sn once it comes to your relationship with the last panel data. Once it comes to the event that the rituals which you perform, you should give more sort of phenomenon sadaqa in Ramadan, charity and Ramadan is more rewarding. oma in Ramadan equals to Hajj with Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So all of these are incentive in quran quran the recitation of the Quran Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to

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tourists to finish the Quran once every Ramadan and the last Ramadan, he finished it twice as he was reviewing it with the real Ali Salim all of this is and that you increase the rituals in the area of rituals also, once it comes to your relationship with the people that you become, you become a peaceful person,

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a lover of peace and so forth. So this is all part of the package. So the goal of Ramadan is to achieve the the highest level relationship with the lowest panel data and the integration with people with people what what is that lead to after Ramadan if we do it correctly.

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Ramadan is the factory is

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The training program, which we go through every year, and if it does not impact you after Ramadan, that means, you know, you really haven't gotten nothing. You see?

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In a previous episode,

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we mentioned that the objective of worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is to attain taqwa. Yes. What is that? Well, that you always worship Allah Subhana, WA Tada, and malaba tatula, that you're always tuned to the worship of Allah subhana wa, when that took Marcy Marcy at the last of Hanukkah, and that you abandon the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala. So you, you're suppose after the month of Ramadan, to carry on that spirit, and that is where it was also,

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given us the sooner of fasting, the six of days of sure well, not to abandon fasting right away, you know, like, our mandatory acts of worship. Chavez, for example, we're supposed to observe a lot of fasting before the beginning of the month, like you observe regular prayers.

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Vote, for example, you're supposed to observe to four records based on the Hadith here, and two after, after, it's recommended that you observe four records before us never have to after two after and so so just to before, so you find out the mandatory acts of worship are always followed, whether before or whether after the actual act with a similar act to it, in order to keep the spirit of the Act ongoing. inshallah, let's take some physical issues now. Because a lot of us really need that when it comes to abstaining from food and drink. What if a person you know eats or drinks something by mistake during the month of Ramadan? Would they have to repeat that day? The Hadith is beautiful.

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Allah has given that person food and water. So power, and this is one of the freebie. It's a it's a, it's back provided that you're forgiving. Again, you can keep pretending that you're forgetting. Yeah. You know, like, let's say that you have a hole. What do you call that grade, the whole branch of agape, we call the grayble branch of agape, and you eat all of it, and one is left, you ate all of it while you're forgetting that you're fasting, and one is left. Now with that one, you remember that you're fasting.

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Imagine you're gonna say Listen, I just eat the whole branch. This is not going to make a difference. This one will break your fast.

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And also the last and I've said it in a in a very eloquent way. Sort of louder, solicit a number of Abba Hola, Osaka, Allah subhanaw taala has given him food and water I never forgive forget the story

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of brother I used to visit it in a I met him at the analysis very good brother, very good friend of mine. And he works in Medina, he normally come during the season of Hajj, he's a physician to help the judge

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is a little bit smaller in size. And you know, the virtue of fasting the first 10 days of the first nine days

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of the hygiene is not nothing, yes, nine days of the ledger. If you're not a traveler, you know, of course when I haven't had I'm a traveler, so I so I need him you know, and you know, and

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we shake hands and so forth. And we and then I tell him a Subhana Allah that they let's go and and have some coffee and have breakfast, you know, and in the morning, he went out with me and and we had all type of food we I think we had a big meal he had very nicely

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Allahu Akbar and fasting today.

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I just remember that number abama

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he actually abstained the rest of the day, and it's just the mercy of Allah.

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Allah subhanaw taala would make you forget so that you can eat something so you strengthen your body.

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It's so beautiful. It's just so weird. I never thought about an Allah giving him food and water. I never thought about the brother is so little I can tell that he's, you know it Mashallah. And he really needed something to nourish his body of Allah giving it to him while he is fasting and he gets the reward of the day. So it's it's so as long as to answer the question as long as you're forgetting. You're okay.

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How about relations with one's wife? Are they totally forbidden or his own

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intercourse forbidden or is it different than that? You see,

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used to kiss his wives.

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But here is what almost a lemma says, What can Malacca commonly Arabic,

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but he used to be in control

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now, you know kissing your spouse could lead to something else. Now are you going to control yourself?

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Very interesting in the United States I received that question on the air. This brother calls me and he says in Ramadan, he said safe. Can I kiss my wife while I'm fasting in Ramadan? You know what I asked him? Do you normally kiss your wife outside Ramadan? He said no. I said why in the world would you like to get Ramadan? So

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very interesting. You know, be careful, it could lead to something else. Yeah, Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah made it permissible, that you could kiss your wife, you could hug your wife, you can be around your wife, there is no problem. As long as this is not going to tickle, tickle, that's the word tickle your desire. You see that desire be could be could be in control of your desire. And everything is permissible, of course, except the big ones. Like Luckily, there are many medical benefits to fasting. So inshallah we're going to go ahead and take a look at a report in just a moment. But

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having an extra intention that, that Chawla you're bettering your body during the month of Ramadan, would that be okay? Or do you only do it for fasting? fasting to please Allah subhanaw taala never never do that. You know, we get all of this, who said that? You're not going to get that? Yeah. Why do you need to do that? That's something that, you know, it's kind of something that comes along with the package. But he shouldn't, you know, to Allah subhanho wa Taala Yeah, that's it. You know, you

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want the one year I was in hajj. I think right after that. stampeding happened and I think three 400,000 100 people were killed. So I think the following year, and I had this

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PhD, so and so coming to hygiene and my group. So he said, I'm gonna go and throw the Jamaat before it's time

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to commemorate

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the memory of the people who were killed last year ctfa in a powerful debate

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around MUJI motley Acoma, decorilla,

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tawaf and throwing the pebbles is to

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remember Allah subhana wa Taala is not to commemorate people who passed away, listen, we all feel

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sorrow and have the sorrow and the grievance over the death of any Muslim official into that takes us back to the idea of having the correct intention and only for Allah.

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You see, don't don't associate other intentions with Allah subhana wa tada Allah will give you what you want but make it for Allah

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and Allah knows best you know in some of us you know, Allah knows best what you need and He will give it to you. But stay away from that stuff. This is like a bottle of material This is go ahead and take a look at this report about the health benefits of fasting until when we come back. Believe me We can't be done talking about this only in one episode or even in a few episodes. So we're going to continue inshallah next week talking about some of the detailed feel key issues when it comes to Ramadan inshallah, but we definitely when we come back, have to talk inshallah, about Shaban, that is right at our doorsteps. And why is Shaban so important and what is its relationship with Ramadan

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other than the fact that it's the month that comes right before Ramadan we'll be back in just a moment until

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this Ramadan brings with it at our fast at the peak of summer, a challenge for the body and mind. In the short future. We look at what happens to your body when you fast.

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Let's slide over be flowing into your digestive system when you fast, so more blood will be sent to other tissues in your body. In addition, your body will use the fasting period to remove deposits of cholesterol that line the blood vessels.

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When you breathe, your body can absorb 1000s of toxins which is used in the environment around us. Fasting helps us remove the toxins that are built up within your lungs.

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Your stomach uses the time during fasting to clean itself and remove any waste matter to allow for more efficient digestion.

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your intestines also use the time during fasting to clean themselves and remove any waste matter to allow for more efficient digestion.

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Your liver provides the body with glycogen the secondary energy source and breaks down fat to provide glycerol and other energy.

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When you're fasting, your kidneys increase the amount of diarrhea, the process of excretion of salt and water, which leads to lower blood pressure. The month of fasting can be extremely beneficial for us mentally, spiritually and physically. As long as you eat the right foods and don't push yourself too hard physically, you may find yourself in a healthiest state at the end of the month.

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Salam Alaikum and welcome back My dear brothers and sisters. We have about 15 minutes left in the program. So we want you to give us a call inshallah. And join us in this discussion and show lamare brothers and sisters you should be seeing our live phone numbers on the screen right now. Give us a call if you have any questions for shift Kadima was a either about Ramadan or the filthy rulings relating to animal dawn or any questions in general. If you have any comments that you'd like to share with us or advice, feel free to give us a call Michelle law and join us sugar creamer. We're only a few days away from the month that precedes the month of Ramadan and that is the month of

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Shaban how significant is this month and why is it related to Ramadan. Now

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I'm from the La Silla model. So we have two important Hadith regarding this month,

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the first Hadith in Sahih Bukhari and Muslim the narrator is our meaning or the last one, which she said

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the meanings quickly that we used to see Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam fasting to the extent that we would think that he will never break fast that he would fast days

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consecutively without

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and when he breaks his fast. We think that he will never fast again somehow again. But she mentioned that

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he never completed the fasting of a month except the month of Ramadan. 29 or 30 days except the month of Ramadan. What can I ask for CME and fishermen and he used to fast a lot in the month of Shaban so this is Hadith number one.

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Number two explains the wisdom. The narrator is a liberal hip or sadness about the love on whom the Hadith is gonna say.

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He asked Rasulullah Salallahu Salam ala rasulillah araca took Philomena Shanthi Rama Effie Shaban ICU fasting in Sha ban a lot. Why? He said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they're kashia hoon. They know Raja Ramadan, this month, the month of Shabbat is between Raja and Ramadan. One young man who caffee Ramadan as a lot of the Muslims do not pay attention to its importance. This is one fee hitter foul America ilala the deeds of the year, the annual your annual records is presented to Allah subhanaw taala. What will help you and your family will Anasazi and I like my deeds to be presented to Allah subhanaw taala. While I am fasting, let's focus on the first one. What does

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rasulillah salam mean? by the fact that a lot of the Muslims don't have pay attention to the importance of the month of Shabbat something that I mentioned earlier that any act of worship that we do, you will find out that before it and after it, there is an aphylla Yes. In order to put you in the mood. Yes. You know,

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it's like a soccer game like a football game. Before you actually get in the field and actually play the game you need to train you need to warm up. Imagine this. So if you fast days in Japan, when Ramadan comes, you're ready to go you're already up and running. You're not going to a lot of the Muslims they suffer in Ramadan, especially the first five six days because they are not used to fasting. The last day that He fasted was the last day in Ramadan last year. That is why Ramadan shadowbanned is a training program. a training course. It's like the nebula which you perform before the act of before the the Salah For example, when you pray nephila before a vote for example, when

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you get into salata mode, you find yourself having more horseshoe or the presence of mind and heart but if you just

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Go into salado without doing this. This is one of the ways to explain the importance of this month. And the fact that a lot of people do not pay attention to add to this that Subhanallah you know, the annual deeds of a Muslim will be presented to a lot of them. A lot of us have shortcomings.

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But imagine, imagine that if Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, if your deeds would be presented to Allah while you're fasting, you know, while you're fasting, the most beloved act of worship to Allah subhana wa kulu. I'ma live near the Mullah Illa song, the inner Julio energy, Allah would pardon you, oh, he's fasting. I've been in Japan, and he did this and he is fasting, and he let go. This is the wisdom why this month is so important. Also, there is a night in this month, which is a precious night. But again, unfortunately, a lot of Muslims

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ended up committing,

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I would say innovations. And that night, I'm talking about the night of the 15th of the month of Shabbat. Yes, that's very, very Yes. The idea of fasting on the on the 15th of Shaban and do an exclusive very bad on that day. Just like you know, some people celebrate the assault with knowledge. Or, I mean, is that part of Islam? Or are these innovations? You know, I don't know. It's right with knowledge. We we don't know that they have this flower knowledge wasn't at the school was different on the month.

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I mean, we don't have you know, a record that shows winterless level knowledge is for people to assume that it is the night of the 27th of Raja and they end up observing ibid exclusively with the intention of LS la mala. There is no such a thing. Likewise Rasul Allah, Allah Salam mentioned regarding the status and the virtue of the 15th of Shabbat that this is an idol Hadith

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is authentic. A lot of the scholars authenticated that the Hadith, that Allah subhanaw taala would look in a way that suits His Majesty to the people, and he would forgive all their sins except to the one who is indulged in Schick. And those two individuals who have animosity and, and they are boycotting one one another yacht from La, la colinas. Allah subhanaw taala would forgive everybody, Li Li, Masha, Masha and accept someone who is committing ship, or someone who is Moshe Han. But now doing certain rituals exclusively. Because it is the night of the 15th of Shabbat is never been established. And I know a lot of the brothers and the sisters would wage, you know, a war. For me

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saying that, but let's say that that's the truth. There is really nothing that establishes I bet on that night It is especially But listen, if you're used to praying to hydrate every night, go ahead and pray that you that night. If you're used to fasting, the 13th, the 14th and the 15th of each lunar month we call it the white days which because the moon is is out there, a lighter moon, full moon, go ahead, you're going to end up actually observing. I'd rather Own the Night of the 15th which is not to do it exclusively. No, you're not doing it for the 15th of Shabbat never been established, never been served. But if you do an act of worship, which coincide with the ibid with

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the with the night of the 15th it's something that you can do. Like Okay, let's take this phone call sister Rama from Egypt. Sara Monica.

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Thank you so much sister for calling us go ahead. You're welcome. I want to ask, because

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I fast every Mondays and Thursdays if I'm able to do that, Mondays and Thursdays and I'm not so used to it that

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I cannot eat in the morning like till evening. It turns out fast. You cannot go in the morning what I'm sorry.

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Um, I'm used to the fasting. I'm so used to it. Now that sometimes I cannot eat for money to eat. I started getting hungry. Whenever I'm fasting. I get hungry. From upwards because i'm used fast. Okay. So I want to ask is the OT Faster, Stronger demands if I'm able to do that is you're right if I Fast Draw demand as a summary. And what I love fastest, so easy. Okay, if I do that throughout the month, the month of sharkbanz in general. Yeah. Thank you so much. I'll clarify questions. So well, thank you so much, my dear brothers and sisters. We have a few minutes remaining on the program. Now is the time for you to give us a call.

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And child log do give us a call. We are with you live. The numbers should be on your screenshot.

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Shaheen the sister is asking. She's saying that she's so used to fasting now Mondays and Thursdays Mashallah she's gotten into the habit with the right intention, that on other days when she's not fasting, she feels that she is really no need of food or drink until about McGriff time. So she's wondering if in general she can fast throughout the entire month and she's not just talking about sharp bend she's talking about in general. Well, I think she is Abdullayev na entrepreneur last year, you know, she is

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blesses this oma with people like, I've lived laminam la ciudad de la Sol and banned him. Because there is a rule out there that Abu Amelie ilaha dwama, the most beloved acts of worship to Allah are the ones which are done consistently in a consistent manner. Yes. Now, Michelle, I heard that she's saying she's not married, that means she doesn't have a lot of responsibility. I'm assuming that she's still young Alhamdulillah. Now, what if she grows old, and then she gets, you know, married, and she has kids and all of that. Now she's going to abandon that I would rather stick to Monday and Thursday, or listen, if you want to fast the fast thing of that would this is what Rasulullah

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sallallahu Sallam said to the live number of Manasa villa in Houma, that fast the Festival of the wood he used to fast one day and breakfast, and another day, but I would not, you know, we just tell her what the Messenger of Allah said to

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his companion Abdullah. Yeah.

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Yeah, but I guess if she fast one day, and she skips the other day, then she'll fast on a Monday and then she'll skip on on a Tuesday. And then and then she'll fast again Wednesday, but then she'll have to skip on Thursday. Well, I would I would stick to Monday and Thursday. Certainly.

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She may end up doing two days in a row in order to to keep the you know, the Mondays and Thursdays

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would you say in general she should try to fast as much as she can but at the same time, not fast the entire month.

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etc. The the issue with as much as you can fasting every day is something that is really a task. Are you gonna keep up with it?

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When you grow old,

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you shouldn't think about Okay, this week or this month or this year, the consistency in the life of the last of Ilan Omar when he got old. Yeah, he actually made that statement. I wish I have taken the advice of Rasulullah saw Salah

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because he did not want to stop.

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Because he said I'm not going to stop something which I initiated during the time for loss Allah, I'm going to carry on with it. But he filled the burden that he burden himself.

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You know, we shouldn't burden ourselves. We should try to stay in the middle. Every time I hear you speak I realized how much is M is the religion of ease. Yeah, yeah. We shouldn't burden ourselves.

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Think about other acts of worship, besides fasting, of course, fasting is is a is one of the greatest rituals that a person can observe. Because it shows you that you're in control of you're in control of your if your own, you know, desires and whims if you're able to, to tell yourself no to basic needs, which are lawful eating, drinking is lawful. That means you're really in control. You can tell yourself, you know, you can do that haram stuff, it really shows that you know,

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and that is what is also allowed.

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You know, when he praised

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the food, he said he used to the best of fasting is the fasting of the wood. And the best of the hedges is the 100 of the wood, solid to Lake. And after that, he said what can I feel

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when he is in the battlefield, he will never flee from the battlefield. Because of if you get yourself you know, in, you're in control of yourself to get it to fast day and break fast and other day and you wake up yourself up at night to pray to hydrate every night. That means you're not going to flee from the battlefield that you're in control of yourself. So but I there is the recitation of the Quran, there is salah and other rituals.

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There's something known as the day of the doubt or the day of doubt, that relates to a day right before Ramadan. What is that and what is the ruling about it?

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We do have Hadith which the scholars, the experts of Hadith differ regarding its authenticity.

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Which is it unpossible

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Siobhan fell out of home.

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When the middle of Shaban is here do not fast anymore. The schoolers they really understood this hadith and they said what is meant here

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a day or two before Ramadan, you need to stop fasting in order to mark you know the in order to separate the voluntary from the mandatory like he cannot combine

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soon with with with with with mandatory just to give you a good example. Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he saw his potted a companion

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praying to rock as before

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when the A karma for Salah to failure was already pronounced. He rebuked him and he said, I will fetch you Alba Alfredo zero alpha, alpha zero alpha, are you going to prefer your forecasts? Are you going to just join in those two are those two exactly the we're supposed to stop one day or two days before initiating the mandatory fast in order to separate the two for a comparison? Yes puts it in perspective. Yes, yes. We have just a couple minutes left. So if you can give our brothers and sisters some final words of advice related to what they should do in Shabbat, inshallah in order to prep themselves for Ramadan because in shall life Allah gives us life by the time we come here next

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Tuesday. We would have already been in the month of Shabbat, will, Charmaine is coming up in a couple of days if I'm not mistaken.

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Your messenger has already established this one not for you that he used to fast a lot in the month of Shabbat. And we explain the wisdom why he would do that, in order to train himself Salallahu alaihe salam before the coming of the month of Ramadan, a piece of advice with the brothers and sisters and myself as well. And everything. And yeah, everyone in Sharla to at least pick up one or two days, Mondays at least three days, three days from the month of Shabbat. This way you got on the mood of fasting or eating three days each week or three days. During those 30 days during those 30 days at least. Okay, I'm seeing at least and it's not mandatory even I mean, you could go without

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observing any days. But I'm saying that at least observe the sooner Rasul Salam used to train himself for Ramadan with the fasting of so many days in the month of Chabad based on Hadassah, Chateau de la Juana and Hades oh seven plus eight explains why the importance of this month is so up there that it's in a way comes before Ramadan and you train yourself to this your deeds are presented to Allah subhanaw taala from the previous year during that month therefore you should be in a state of fasting when you're doing so add to this Osama what we started the episode with is learning

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you know there is a whole book of cold physical song

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how to fast the comprehension the Do or do not do that there are a lot of you know, complicated issues if you're breastfeeding if you're pregnant. What about if your elder What about your fears terminally ill What about if you're traveling

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what is the ruling Can I fast Should I fast? There are a lot of things jello we'll try just some of these things in the next episode inshallah. But all of these things got to be learned before the month is here like we remember locati mentioned Babel l macabre column and the chapter he called it knowledge precedes or comes before

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acting and speaking. So an advice is, you know, get get in the mood for this month you know, it's it could be our last month

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could be our last month we ask Allah subhanaw taala to prolong our life so that we observe it along with 11 Ramadan and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to accept from us.

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Except from you, I mean all the great knowledge he shared with us here tonight, and inshallah inshallah inshallah next Tuesday. We'll continue on the same topic later. Exactly where you're enabling sisters, I hope that tonight's episode, and tonight's segment was of benefit in child law. Thank you so much for being with us here tonight in sha Allah. Next Tuesday. inshallah, we'll continue in our series about learning some very important things that every single Muslim should know. before Ramadan this year comes around the evening late and we asked a las panatela once again, to allow us to witness the month of Ramadan

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Haydn We will be back with you again here on Hooda. Tonight tomorrow night and challah at 10:30pm Mecca time until then take care of yourselves Have a good night, sir I want to lay rocket