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lives? Obviously answer is they didn't know that. Just like we don't know whether this Ramadan will be our last and therefore the sensible thing is to treat it as if it is our last and knowing that some Ramadan one Ramadan will be our last Ramadan. So let us try to make the most of this Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala give us this month and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to make the most of this month I wrote sisters this month of Ramadan Kareem comes with great goodness and blessings and the promise of Allah subhanho wa Taala His forgiveness and mercy. I will say that hola delana reported that was all I saw Salaam said anyone who fasts for one day for Allah
subhanho wa Taala Shaykh Allah subhanaw taala will keep his face away from the Hellfire for a distance covered by a journey of 70 years. And this is in Bukhari and Muslim. I imagine that for one single day, we will have 29 to 30 days of that. But the key thing is that we fast with sincerity only and only to please Allah subhana wa smilingly IV alas vilanova reported that also Allah so Salim said, fasting serves as a shield from the hellfire. And this is in an SI
surana site. Abdullah amor robiola, Han Omar reported that also Lazarus alum said fasting and the Koran will intercede on behalf of Allah subhanaw taala slave on the Day of Judgment, fasting will say oh by Rob, I prevented him from food and desires during the day. So except by intercession for him, and the Quran will say, oh my Rob, I prevented him from sleeping at night. So accept my intercession for him. the intercession of both will be accepted, and this is in Muslim environment.
Contrary to romantic notions, fasting in Ramadan is not prescribed to teach the wealthy what it means to be poor. Poverty is about insecurity, lack of choice, lack of dignity, compulsion, fear and despair. Poverty is about living on the edge without any safety net. It is not about present hardship, but of looking ahead and alive or unending, an ever increasing deprivation. Anyone who thinks that he can know what poverty is by merely bringing breakfast forward, and postponing lunch with a fridge full of goodies, and special foods to break your fast with is delusional. You will never know what it is to be poor until you are poor yourself. ask Allah subhanaw taala to save you
from poverty, and to save you from dependence on anyone other than him jealous. Hello, everyone, just as Ramadan is a month, which Allah subhanaw taala sent as a bootcamp to reset our lifestyles to a way that leads to success in this world and the next. This is the beauty of Islam. Islam does not demand renunciation of this life in order to attain success in the hereafter. Islam shows us a way of life that guarantees us popularity influence love, harmony, peace and prosperity in this life, and Jana in the UK.
The key to that is the concept of taqwa. Allah. Allah said about Ramadan, our human shaytani r rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. Yeah, you alladhina amanu de la Kumasi mocha makuti biala lady in Cabo de como la la comida cone, Allah said which means oil believe fasting is prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may become a moutoku. What is DACA DACA is the overriding concern, never to displease Allah.
Dollar, who we love the most, over and above anyone and anything else, the love of Allah subhanaw taala is not like like the love of anyone or anything else. It is the combination of Hachette, which is the all for the glory and majesty of Allah, and sugar, which is thankfulness for all that Allah subhanaw taala blessed us with this leads to the hub or love of Allah, which as I said, is unlike any other emotion that we are capable of feeling, asked a lot of fill your hearts with his hub, which is love. How do we develop this love? We do it by focusing on the glory and majesty of Allah, and on his blessings about his glory and majesty, Allah subhanaw taala described it in a way that
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as you listen to these ayat, I request you do not concentrate on the sound of my voice. concentrate on what is happening inside you to your heart. That is the key to understanding the Quran. Focus on yourself focus on what is happening to you. Don't focus on the diary. Don't focus on the Corrado Quran. That 100 Allah is a beautiful thing, but focus on what is it doing to me. Because if it is not doing anything to you, then no matter how beautiful the karate or the Quran is, it makes no difference to you. And if it is changing you then it doesn't matter how the curry is reciting. You have benefited because the Quran has changed you. The Quran has entered your heart, the Quran, the
knower of the Quran has eliminated your heart completely to focus inside and see Allah subhanho wa Taala introduced himself. This is the introduction of Allah. What is it that this is doing to me inside myself? Then Allah Subhana Allah reminded us about his blessings and he said Aurora
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my brother just as I remind myself when you let us concentrate as think about the things that almost Renata mentioned, and all the other things that we know we have, we enjoy we experience which Allah did not mention, the Quran is not a list of all that Allah has created, unless wired or drew our attention to some things. And it is for us to use that as as as a springboard to look at all the other things that may not be mentioned in the Quran, but which we know and which we are which we feel and we experienced a loss of error that I mentioned the Quran itself. He mentioned himself jealous Allahu Allah man, and he called himself the teacher of the Quran. He mentioned the Quran
itself, or hamdulillah. Today, we are in Ramadan. We are listening to the beautiful khorat of our brother Hari Abdullah Hafiz Abdullah from Morocco May Allah
bless him and make the Quran firm in his heart and fill his life with the Quran and enlighten him and enlighten his life with the Quran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless all of you may Allah Allah, the Imagine if this was not there, imagine if there wasn't if the Quran was not there. Imagine if the recitation of Quran was not there. Imagine if we did not have taraweeh to listen to this beautiful recitation of the Quran. What kind of existence would that be? Just think about that. We have the opportunity to read the Quran. These eyes, they wake up in the morning and they look at the Quran, how beautiful that is for us. Right? Think about now when you're looking at that think about
the fact that Allah, Allah give us these eyes with beautiful color vision. I marvel when I sit in my study and I look outside at the bird feeders and I see all the different kinds of birds that are absolutely beautiful, delicate artistry of Allah subhanho wa Taala in his creatures, every single feather is is marked differently, it is colored differently. And when that particular feather falls and drops on the bird, exactly the same kind of weather comes to that place, there is the the the the the patter on the bird doesn't get altered, even if all the feathers fall and they and they come back which they do when they're molten there and they get their plumage back. Nothing changes the
the design of Allah subhanaw taala is firm and complete. Think about animals right that I mentioned, the reason he mentioned the scales, which refer to the scales of the of the way on which our deeds will be measured. And also it refers to the system of justice that Allah subhanaw taala established in this world. Imagine what the world would be if if we didn't have that system to fall back upon a judge ourselves and use the Quran as a criteria for what is to or to understand and differentiate between right and wrong. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned the earth he mentioned the sun the moon the mountains, he mentioned the rain that he sends he mentioned the crops that we grow, you mentioned
the gardens and so on. I mean all the beauty and glory and majesty of Allah subhanaw taala I remember sisters, when we reflect on the reflect on the glory and majesty of Allah subhanho wa Taala then the the glory of Allah, the
majesty, Allah, Allah comes into our hearts. When we reflect on his blessings, then Alhamdulillah the VBS we turn to Allah, Allah in gratitude and sugar. When we reflect, when we reflect that is the key reflection on the glory and majesty of Allah and all that he blessed us with, we begin to love him. The more we reflect, the more we love him. The more we love him, the more concerned we become about never disobeying or displeasing him. That is taqwa. And that is why I lost Rana tell us and Ramadan. Ramadan Kareem is about so much more than fasting. It teaches us to starve our egos and to feed our souls. Ask us varicella for a special mercy and forgiveness for us all. And to enable us to
do that what is pleasing to Him, and never to displease him. But how is ramadan ramadan a bootcamp Ramadan? I call Ramadan a boot camp for us to reboot and restart our lives. How is it that obedience is about boundaries? It's about doing what we are ordered, without question. Without question not because the obedience is blind. But because we recognize and know the one who is ordering us. This is obedience with complete and total thoughtfulness we obey because we know two things very clearly one, that Allah subhanaw taala loves us wants the best for us and knows what that is better than we do. And to that what he gela gelato ordered us to do is for our benefit, because nothing can benefit
or harm him. This is the logic if Allah doesn't know. And if we know more than he does, then why are we worshiping Him? If he knows better and we worship Him, then why do we disobey Him? In Islam? We have settled these basic questions and know that our Creator and sustainer our Robin our and our Abdullah delallo wants the best for us. He knows what that is, and has told us to do what is good for us and to refrain from what is what is bad for us. And that to him is our return. Ramadan al Karim comes to remind us about obedience by making what is normally permissible prohibited during a specific time, from dawn to dusk. Why something that is normally permissible, meaning that it is
beneficial for us prohibited during this time in Ramadan. It is to teach us a lesson that all permissibility and prohibition is for our benefit and is from Allah. Ramadan is not only about not eating or or not drinking, it's about abstaining from all negativity and negative behavior. It's about abstaining from backbiting and slander from lying and cheating from cursing and foul language. from anger and arrogance. It is not only about not initiating, but not even responding in a negative way. If somebody abuses us, it is our self control. It's about building confidence. It's about saying to yourself, I will not allow him or her to decide how I am going to behave. Rasulullah
sallallahu told us to say I'm fasting to someone who yells at us or not to respond in kind or solo Sarah Salim said if you cannot control your transient behavior, that Allah is not in need of your hunger and thirst.
Ilana reported that also Lazarus Adam said fasting is a shield. So when one of you is fasting, he should neither indulgent, obscene language, nor should he raise his voice in anger. If someone attacks him or insults him, let him say I'm fasting. And I say, and this isn't Muslim. And remember, this is a boot camp because this comes to teach us how to behave in the rest of our lives. It is not okay to use obscene language and to scream and curse when you are fasting. But it's also not okay to do that at any other time of the of our lives. Ramadan Kareem comes to remind us that even though there may be and this is always the case, benefits of various kinds in obeying Allah subhanho data,
they are not the reason we OBEY Him. For example, there are clear benefits in staying away from all kinds of addictions and substance abuse in being morally upright, speaking the truth, being kind to others, eating and drinking halaal not gambling, not dealing an interest and so on. But the reason we do these things is not for the benefits, not for those benefits. But because Allah subhanaw taala ordered us to do so. The benefits are a bonus, but not the reason we obey Allah. We obey Allah because we love him. We worship Him. And to him is our return. Ramadan al Karim comes to teach us this lesson. Now remember, just as Ramadan is about experimenting with total behavior change with
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choose to live a life of obedience and spread goodness around us when we are ready to stop ourselves from doing what we normally do and enjoy, only because Allah ordered us to do so then how much more important is it to stop ourselves from what Allah subhanaw taala prohibited for us throughout our lives. This is the essence of taqwa, which Ramadan comes to teach us in a powerful, experiential way. That is why we need to ask if Ramadan entered us. Or if we enter Ramadan. If we enter Ramadan, we would exit it on the first off Shawan. If Ramadan entered us, then it will remain in our hearts and lives throughout the year and throughout our lives. The spirit of obedience, which is Ramadan,
is the key to success in this life and the next. That is what must enter our hearts to obey joyfully and eagerly because we love Allah subhanho wa Taala that is taqwa. Remember, that all the promises of Allah subhanho wa Taala are for the matakohe Ramadan Kareem is the gateway to all that Allah subhanho wa Taala promised us in this life and the akhirah it is for us to enter through that gateway and succeed. When the slave gets close to his rub. It is only natural that he asks about him and wants to feel connected to him. See the mercy of Allah valterra he said in the middle of the ayat related to fasting, why does
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failure study Bulli well you mean ob La La home your shoe, Allah, Allah said, I read my slaves ask you, Omar Salam concerning me, then answer them, I am indeed near to them. I respond to the dua of the supplicant of the one who makes dua when he calls on me to let him obey me, and believe in me, so that they may be rightly guided. Ramadan al Karim is amantha da of asking Allah of telling him your story, he knows it, but you still tell him because that is the essence of our Buddha. So let us learn to make that create your own style of asking Allah, he didn't put any conditions on making God we can ask Allah subhanho wa Taala in any language in any state of being in any condition anywhere.
And anyhow, it makes perfect sense not to have any conditions about making data, because the slave us when he is in dire need. Sure, there are better ways of making for example, to be in a state of hoodoo, for example to be is to be facing the Qibla For example, to make dua after doing something good, for example, to raise your hands, all of these are beautification of da all of these are things which Alhamdulillah good to do, but these are not conditions, nobody can say that you are do I will not be accepted unless you make wudu and sit facing the table. No door is accepted in any situation that you might be. And Allah subhanaw taala did not place any boundaries on what he said,
although he asked bloco asked me and I will give you, my brother and sisters.
It makes perfect says not to have any conditions for making dua because the slave asks when he is in dire need, as I said before, and so he or she must be free to ask in any way from anywhere. Language is one of the most powerful signs of Allah subhanaw taala all languages are from Allah. And we can ask Allah subhanaw taala in any language. So ask Allah. Remember, however, that Allah subhanaw taala said, so let them obey me and have faith in me the two conditions for the acceptance of God, the first da ever made, was that of other Valley Salaam and how are they set up? When they asked Allah subhanho wa Taala for forgiveness, seeking forgiveness is the beginning of all goodness. All change
begins with accepting that we need to change and that begins with repentance to Allah subhanaw taala for having transgressed his boundaries. Obedience starts with making a choice to change our ways to repent our transgressions, knowing that Allah Jalla Jalla who promised to forgive every transgression, every sin of anyone comes to him with sincere repentance. He said, coli II by the Lady
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said is one of those Omar or Abadi all my slaves who have transgressed against themselves by committing all kinds of evil deeds and sins. Do not despair of the mercy of Allah.
Verily Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all sins. Truly he is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. Tell me who but by Rob gela gelato, Allah subhanho wa Taala has the mercy to call those who disobeyed and angered him all their lives by slaves. And then he says, Do not despair of the mercy of Allah. He promises to forgive them and says, Verily, Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all sins. And then he reassures us and he says, Truly, he is of forgiving, Most Merciful. At each stage of this, if one could say that the meaning is complete, but then my Rob gela gelato in his infinite mercy goes beyond what we can imagine and forgives us. Remember, however, that the forgiveness of Allah
subhanaw taala is dependent on the forgiveness of those who wronged when it comes to transgressions against people. If you wronged someone in any way, let us seek their forgiveness in this life and compensate them and do not carry that sin with us when we meet Allah. Let's forgive others and seek forgiveness for whatever we may have done, while we while we still have the chance. So as a result of said, Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive the slave until the one he wronged has forgiven him. Remember, that also, as a restaurant did not distinguish between the Muslim and non Muslim when it comes to oppression or there's a Muslim is prohibited from oppressing or wronging anyone.
Muslim or non Muslim, human or animal animate or inanimate Muslims are supposed to spread only goodness around themselves. And if they don't, they are answerable to the highest authority from whom nothing is hidden, and whose justice nobody can escape. I remind myself I knew that all goodness comes from making thoughtful choices. Rather al Karim comes to remap to enable us to do that, to recognize the glory and magnificence of others rather than to seek comfort and courage in his mercy and forgiveness. And to remember that one day we will meet him and answer him and answer to him. On that day. Nothing can help anyone except their deeds. rodar al Karim comes to enable us
to repent, to rethink, to reset and to reboot our lives to make our lives obedient to Allah, which means to live according to the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam study his life and live like he did and die like he did. That is what Ramadan al Karim comes for. Let us remember that and use our mother to start a new positive, powerful, meaningful and fulfilling phase of our lives. ask Allah subhanaw taala for his help and mercy burapha Filipinas rubra aka Farah NASA yet in our dolphin alibre Robin alumna una Willem de fille en outer hamdallah Puna nominal Casa de la la la la la la la la la subhanak in Nakhon Khun ominous olivine Romana atina dunya Hazara orfila
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