Maximizing the last ten nights of Ramadan on a college campus

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Shafi Lumbee Eva mousseline, Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah Allah Allah you are only you will save yourself from the Stephen Catherine cathedra. What I will do is,

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let me start and then once I finish, then you can ask me any questions that you have inshallah.

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Now, the topic as we, as you know is how to maximize the last 10 days of Ramadan on a college campus. What I did was to

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factor in a bonus, which is not just the last 10 days, but how do you maximize Ramadan? And how do you get the benefit of Islam itself. When we are in a college campus, the most important and the first thing that I want to say to you is to realize the value of this time in your life. I mean that you are in your youth.

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This is the most valuable period of your time, and once it's passed, it can never be regained. This is the period about which we will be questioned. And if we spend it in the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala and on the Sunnah of Rasulullah salah, on the way of messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, we will be shaded under the shade of Allah subhanho Tara's throat, one of the seven categories of people who will be shaded under the Throne of Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment, when there will be no shade except the shade of Allah's throne is the youth who was obedient to Allah subhanaw taala. We know this from the heavy Sahaba or their ano which is in

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Bukhari and Muslim, one of the seven who will be shaded under the shade of the Throne of Allah subhana wa Jalla Jalla Jalla who is the youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, somebody who was

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who was we used to worship Allah subhanaw taala and would obey Salam and Allah subhanaw taala in their youth, that is a very important I my advice therefore to you, is do not waste this time in anything that takes you away from Allah. The high value of this time is because it is a time of maximum temptations and aspirations and simultaneously the strength and ability to indulge in them and to pursue them. The one who is connected to Allah subhanaw taala not only maximizes this time, but also saves himself or herself from the distraction the anxiety, the depression, the stress and the mental strain that comes with the urges of youth.

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Allah subhanaw taala told us where to look for peace of mind and tranquility. Desert is autora house we live in a shutdown rajim Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Alladhina amanu adata I know colo boom basically Allah, Allah busy Karela he thought my inner Kuru he said JELA Shanna who those who believe, who have faith in Allah,

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and whose hearts find rest in the remembrance of Allah. Verily, in the remembrance of Allah, do hearts find rest and tranquility.

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Just think about this, how many people do you know and as I'm talking to, I can think of a couple of them are several of them from my, from my time in school and college, how many people do and I know entered their youth with great promise.

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And we said to ourselves that this person is going to reach some very high places, but they got distracted, chasing their passions and desires and they paid for that with their careers and worse. Therefore, the time to focus is now the purpose of Ramadan. Kareem, as you know, is to make us Moutoku people who have the Taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala. All the promises of Allah subhanaw taala are for the Moutoku Allah's around Allah promised to help and protect the people of Taqwa and to solve their problems and to provide them from sources that they cannot even imagine. Now you are in a unique position to be among those who Allah subhanaw taala promised to have a loss around that as

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it were my yet tequila Jalla who Maharajah where your zoek home in haste to lie Attersee mama yet our call Allah Allahu Allah Allah He for her husband.

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In Allah value Amory Khadija Allah Allah who live a liquid Alicia Yun kodra Allah subhanaw taala and settings will Allah and whoever has Taqwa of Allah

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Whoever has the fear of displeasing the one he loves the most, and keeps his duty to Him. He, Allah will make a way for him to get out of every difficulty.

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And he Allah will provide him from sources that he will never imagine.

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And whoever puts his trust and reliance in Allah subhanho data, then he Allah subhanaw taala will be sufficient for him will suffice in Verily Allah will accomplish his purpose. Indeed, Allah has set a measure for all things. Now, what is taqwa Taqwa is the fear of displeasing the one we love the most. The way to do that is to choose every action based on only one criteria and that is, does it please Allah. The beauty of Taqwa is that not only does it get us the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. But since everything that Allah Subhana Allah loves, is intrinsically beneficial and good. It also gets us the approval and love and popularity of people. People love those who are mortal and

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honest and guide and positive and productive and hospitable and brave people who do good to others without expecting any reward because their reward is with Allah subhanaw taala Ramadan Kareem comes to make us into such people. Ramadan came to make us Matakohe Allah subhanho wa Taala said yeah, you are Latina, Armano quotevalet como CRMO Kumar, Gudivada LatinAmerica Polycom, la Lagune Tata Han, Allah said all who believe fasting has been prescribed for you, as it was prescribed for those before you so that you may become a motorhome, you may become people of Taqwa the best way to maximize the benefit of the last 10 Days and nights of Ramadan is to make a decaf University.

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If there is one on or near your college and you can manage to take the time off, I would recommend that as the best thing to do. And there is you have Hampshire boss which is in ours to set up you have our Masjid here is Wm. And you are of course most welcome to go to either place, it's up to you to see how you can arrange your schedule for that. Now, if you can't do that, then listen some more to this on calendar on college campus. Given this class schedules and the other inescapable engagements, it is necessary to structure

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think of see the word to structure what you need to do to maximize the benefit of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. The magic word is structure. And that is short for kill all social media. What is the full form of structure, kill all social media. And if you don't do that, it will kill you. Make no mistake to structure you need a framework. And that is the goals that you set for yourself. So set goals for your last 10 Nights, which you want to accomplish. Don't compare with others. set your own goals that makes sense to you, and which you are reasonably certain about accomplishing. Don't get over ambitious, and don't do the opposite.

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There's a special there is a special Baraka, Andromeda. And you will find that you can do much more than you may have thought possible. So ask yourself, how much Quran Do you want to read in these days and nights? How much of charity Do you want to give? How much of taraweeh and pm Do you want to pray? What habits do you want to start? What habits do you want to stop? What habits are good and so you want to continue those habits consciously. And think of the why for each of these. I always find it extremely helpful to write these down. And so I recommend that you now having done this, having made your goals. There are six areas that focus that I recommend for you. So I want you to think

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about those six areas of focus. Let me talk to you about them. The first one I call it the three Ds 3ds zikr do Ruth and da zikr DRO da vicar is to think about Allah subhanaw taala and develop the awareness that Allah subhanaw taala is with us wherever we may be. Because Allah dalla Soto does this. While we're Malcolm anima quantum he said he is with you, wherever you may be. Now develop the awareness of that the feeling that I know that this is in my bones, I can feel this. Allah is with me. Now this has two major benefits. Number one, it is protection from sin, because the one who's aware of Allah subhanaw taala in his or her life, cannot commit sin. And if something happens, they

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will immediately repent they will immediately make us the FAR and Toba and if turned towards the last have handled that so they will not wait for something to

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wait for time. Now. It also gives you the second benefit is it gives you tremendous confidence in

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Because if Allah subhanaw taala is with me, then who can harm me? If Allah is with me that how can any of my affairs go wrong? If Allah is with me, nothing negative could happen to me so gives me tremendous confidence saves shield from sin and tremendous confidence in my life. Now we can can be done standing, sitting, lying down will Nobu by repeating the glorious names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala for which there is greatly what, so eat Subhanallah and hamdulillah Allahu Akbar La ilaha illallah for each of these, Allah subhanaw taala said Allah will plant a tree for you every time you say someone Allah, Allah will plant a tree in Jannah for you, every time you say

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subhanallah so do that with that awareness. You are building your Jana when also Rosanna Salah went for Mirage, even Emily Salam said to him Jana, tell your people Yeah, Muhammad wa salam, tell your people Jana is a beautiful fertile place for Thailand, beautiful water, but it is bad. There is nothing in it. Tell them that they have to plant they have to plant their trees what they want in general, they have to plan how do you do that? By the Dhikr of Allah subhanho wa Taala remembering Allah and speaking the name of Allah subhanaw taala. So don't let your tongue be silent. Don't spend time in useless talk. Don't spend time in doing anything other than the Dhikr of Allah subhanaw

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taala it can be done silently it can be done in a soft voice. But make sure you do that. Then that is the first one second one rule spending time in ascending salatu salam ala Rasulillah Salam you can say the Durutti Brahimi which we say in the shell or any other door do not so the sun has told us that when somebody sends Aladdin Salah on him the ruler him one time, Allah subhanaw taala sends Salam on that person 10 times. So every time I say Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina, Muhammad Ali Muhammad Salim, I get 10 blessings from Allah subhanaw taala. How wonderful is that equation. So very important. And finally, especially the at the time of So Laura, and if that make dua, so three

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things dhikr Drew, and do I make a lot of dua, these are special times for the acceptance of Da so ask Allah with humbleness and sincerity, Allah subhanaw taala as only as the diblock who you ask me I will give you so make sure that we ask ask Allah Subhana Allah in your own way, do the do the muscle and the drives of wrestlers and sell them you can memorize them you can read them from from a book the history of Muslim is a nice book to have which has all the drugs you can read them from there, the doors of the Quran donatien of dunya has Anna Avila, the Hazara aqua and so on and make your own door. Talk to Allah subhanaw taala. Allah knows you, Allah created you there is no one

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knows you better than Allah. Allah Samaritan knows you better than your mother and your father and your brother and sister everybody. Allah knows you and Allah knows what's inside your heart. So ask Allah subhanaw taala asked in your own language, there is no language footfall for dua, asking you all that you don't need to know how to be asking your own dua ask in your own language and ask Allah for whatever you like. Build a connection with Allah subhanaw taala. Allah is your is the closest to you. And Allah, the relation with Allah subhanaw taala is going to last even after we die. So build that relationship. And dua is a very beautiful way to do that. And also rasa serves it in a dua

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worthy rather, that's what dua itself is about. So we are going to be when you make dua, remember that you are you are going to be rewarded for making dua and then Allah will give you what you ask you. So very, very important. And ask with humility and humbleness and sincerity and knowing that Allah subhanaw taala can do whatever he wants, there is no limit to what you can ask. Ask, our job is to bake, we are a bad we are the slaves of Allah. Let us bake our job is to bake His job is to give, keep on asking, don't think about oh, I've asked this, how will it come? That's not your job. Allah did not tell you ask me and show me how to do it. No, he knows what to do. He knows how to do

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that. He is the Creator of everything that exists all that we know and all the we don't know. So ask him with humbleness and sincerity and love and there's no one who loves you more than ALLAH and you should have no one that you will love more than loss of habitat. So our job is to beg and persuade you. As for yourself, and while I asked for the Ummah of Muhammad salallahu Alaihe Salam make a lot of history far make as part of the zikr make a lot of his differ a lot of repentance. All goodness begins by owning up our own sins and seeking Allah subhanaw taala as forgiveness and then making the intention to change our path in our life. Allah subhanaw taala told us that he forgives every single

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thing, Paul Yeah, by the AlLadhina asafo Allah unforseen la takana to me Rahmatullah in Hola, yo Furuno by Jamia in no World War for Rahim, Allah router I said, Oh my slaves who have transgressed against themselves, do not lose hope and fear

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it and do not lose hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala Verily, Allah subhanaw taala forgives all sins and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving and the Most Merciful. Abdullah nabasa della anima. He said, Rasul Allah Xlm said, If anyone constantly seeks pardon from ALLAH, if anyone constantly makes is that Allah subhanaw taala will appoint for him away out of every distress, Allah will solve all his problems just by making stuff up and a relief from every anxiety and will provide sustenance for him from where he expects it not. Right. And remember, the variable we say they had is when it says him it means it's gender neutral. So, every anxiety reliever this way out of every

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distress, relief from every anxiety and a way out, and sustenance from sources that they cannot imagine. So, this is the first part of it 3d Dua drew

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liquor, the road and the second one is to reflect and introspect. This is a good time, maximize it, reflect on your life. Think of your goals in the in life in the context of what pleases Allah subhanaw taala and realign them accordingly. Your your corporate, your your your your academic goals, later on your goals in life, whatever. Align them to what pleases Allah subhanaw taala.

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What do you need to start and think about that in terms of if you want that goal? And if you want to please Allah? What must you start doing? What must you stop doing? And what must you continue to do consciously? Then ask yourself? How are your relationships? And what must change to make them positive and productive? Which friends should you retain? And who do you need to part company with?

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How much to change the way you use your time? What do you need to learn? And what do you need? What do you know already, which you need to start practicing? Make notes about all of these things, which you can then implement going forward, but use this time to reflect and think about our lives and say, Where am I going? Where's his life taking me? Now, very important in this time in the reflection also is to forgive people, forgive people and seek their forgiveness. And for God's sake, don't send those mindless messages to your entire address book. If I did, I did not do something if I did it knowingly or unknowingly face it. Please don't do that. Be real, and be sincere. You know

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what you did, and to whom you did it, and what you should have done instead. And so go to that person. Ask them to forgive you seek their apology. If somebody asks you ask you to forgive them, forgive them. If they don't ask you to forgive them, still forgive them. If you need to return what you took from them, if you took away somebody's right, give it back to them. Don't bear grudges, because that is garbage and worse than garbage. A grudge is like holding a life call a burning ember in your hand. It only burns you nothing else. So cleanse your heart of all hatred, all resentment or dislike and remember that the one you dislike Allah subhanaw taala feeds and takes care of him or

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her everyday.

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So several matters between yourself and the other person and don't carry them over to when we will all meet Allah that can prove to be very expensive. Remember that the only thing that prevents us from seeking forgiveness or from forgiving others is our ego. Nothing else. And the one who was subjected to his or her ego is a slave to the worst thing in the world. So let us free ourselves. Forgive people and see how light it makes you feel completely borderless. And when I said Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said it is not lawful, it is not legal. It is not halal. It is not permissible for a Muslim to forsake leave and be enemy with his Muslim brother or sister beyond three days. And

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whoever does that for more than three days and dies in that state will certainly enter Jannah and this isn't about save ourselves from that let's save let's save ourselves from that. forgive everybody. And if you have done something somebody go seek forgiveness. Third one Salah salah is the key to Jannah it is the first thing to be accounted for is a covenant between us and Allah subhanaw taala the one who abandoned Salah has abandoned Islam as soon as the sun was said and I had to leave the beta river beta Houma Salah from uncover for one another ha fuckup Guevara, Olga analiza, that was salam. Abdullah bin Merida on the Allahu narrating that his father said Rasul Allah is Allah

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Salam said the covenant that distinguishes the covenant between us and those who are not Muslim is Salah. So whoever leaves it where we live Salah has committed kava has left his love and this isn't even imagine. Now use this time to become a regular with your Salah and prayed on time and preferably in JAMA. If you get when you if you if you pray in the garden in the garden

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integration you get 27 times the reward for the prayer for the same prayer when you pray it in Java. If you can't get to a budget, then pray in Java with a couple of your friends. That way you will also have friends who remind you about Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam,

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focus on improving the quality of your Salah, improve concentration. Try to understand what you are the Imam recite and try to become aware that you are standing in the Presence of Allah when you started in the masala before you start, pray, just think where am I? I'm standing in the Presence of Allah Surah Surah Salam said a slave is closest to Allah subhanaw taala when he is in Cebu, and he said when you make Sajida on this earth, remember that you are making such the before the throat of a rush man. So therefore have this in your heart and your mind and say I am making sujood before Allah before we begin the Salah, get this feeling Subhanallah I'm here and not anywhere I'm before

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the Throne of Allah and then start your Salah. Have this sense with you. Now take this opportunity also, to start praying the hedges regularly, lifelong cavalierly is not restricted Ramadan, it is lifelong. It is all through the year. Ask Allah subhanaw taala when he wants you to ask, that is the time to beg Allah that is the time to make dua. Don't waste the opportunity in sleep. To do this you will need to sleep at a reasonable time. This will help you to improve your schedule and make it more productive. I've ordered the Allahu Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. He reported that our sorrows and Assam said, our rub Almighty Allah Subhana Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who descends to the lowest

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heaven in the last third of every night, not only Ramadan, last and last third of every night, Allah subhanaw taala descends to the lowest heaven and calls and says, Who is calling upon me, that I may answer Him who is asking from me, that I may give him who is seeking my forgiveness, that I may forgive him. Don't waste that time. Allah is asking, you should be there and say LaBovick Allah Allah, Allah here, y'all I'm the one asking you you Allah I am the one who wants you to forgive me. Yeah, Allah, this is what I need. So you Allah, please give me Don't waste our time. Use it. Make it a lifelong habit that you never ever missed in your entire life. And if you do that, ask Allah

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subhanaw taala that when your time to come to meet him comes that he takes you in a state of soju into hydrogen Sharma. Then

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number What was that for? Quran. Ramadan is the month of the Quran to try to read as much as you can make the intention to understand what you read, to learn to read it well and to learn that we need to memorize more than you know and inshallah with the help of Allah subhanaw taala to memorize the data for unmake this Nia, but in these days, focus on reading the Arabic Quran. You can read the translation after that. You can also listen to the Quran on your devices, but use headphones so you don't disturb other people. Abdullah will muscle the alarm report. It is beautiful how this Rosaura Sam said whoever recites or reads a one letter from the book of Allah, he will receive one good deed

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it will be counted as one good deed for which he will receive 10 times are 10 good deeds as the reward right. So he resides one word or reads one word, and he will get 10 Good deeds per word and then continued he said I do not say that Alif Lam. Meem is one letter, but rather alif is one letter, lamb is one letter meme is one letter. So if you read Alif la meme, you got 30 Good deeds Subhanallah and this is a this is in theory.

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Now listening attentively to the Quran is equal to read. So whether you will listen to the Quran attentively, in salah or on your device, we ask Allah subhanaw taala for the reward of reading it, but remember listening attentively not having the Quran playing like some kind of background music to what you're doing. No. Listen carefully, listen attentively. You can put it in your car when you're driving. You can you can listen to it when you are doing something else. But pay attention to the Quran. Not not doing something else in the Quran is just running in the background that make the need to learn the rules of that we learn to recite the Quran well after Ramadan. There are many

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online courses for this. Also as well as many Quran many writers who teach online courses so make the near to understand the Quran and to practice it in our lives. Because this is the purpose of the loophole the purpose of the revelation is for us to live by. The Quran was revealed or later to cover which is the crowning glory of Ramadan and Allah subhanaw taala supreme blessing Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam told us to search for there is no color in the odd nights of the last 10 nights of Ramadan. So don't get into discussions about which is the ordinator which is not your night. Pray as much as you can or all

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The nights of the last 10 days on either try to stay awake the whole night in Salah and read the Quran and decode not doing something else. That is the purpose of staying the bubbles is not staying away the bubbles is to stay awake and pray. So don't waste any time in chatting or socializing. And as I told you social media kill it. Every minute is precious, and so use that time wisely narrated Ohara there are no wrestlers, Allah Salam said this is Bukhari, whoever fasted the month of Ramadan out of sincere faith and hoping for reward from Allah subhanaw taala then all his or her past sins will be forgiven. And whoever stood for prayers in the night of God out of sincere faith and hoping

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for reward from Allah subhanaw taala then all his previous sins will be forgiven. Then later ISIS, Ilana or mother

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that also Salah salem said search for the night of color in the odd nights of the last 10 days of Ramadan. And this isn't Buhari and as we Malika Galarneau he reported that Asana Asana serum said, when the month of Ramadan began, he said he said this when the month began, he said very early this month has presented itself to you. There is a night within it. That is better than 1000 months. Whoever is deprived of it has been deprived of all good we ask Allah not to deprive us of this night inshallah to grant us this night that this is an improviser, the narrator I shall say this, Alana once again, in theory. She said, I asked ya rasool Allah, Allah Salam, if I get the little color if

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I know which night is the night of other, what should I say what do I should I make? And he taught him this dua. Allah when Naga forward to humble fo far funny say, Oh Allah, you are forgiving, you'd love to forgive. So forgive me, it's very important to

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remember these doors and to ask and as I told you learn it in Arabic is one little line, but as this door anyway, then we come to the fifth one which is sadaqa

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which is God and charity. Now in Islam, charity is a pillar of our religion, that God is a rocket it's a pillar like Salah Zagat is the compulsory charity that is payable on savings, not income. It is what you must pay if you have an amount equal to or more than what is called the nisab. The Nyssa card is the minimum amount of wealth one must have before they are liable to pay zakat. Rosaura Santa Salam said that at 85 grams of gold in North America as on April 14 2022. This year, the nisab is estimated to be $3,913. Does that God pay well on that is $97.80 that is a $98 that God is payable on the entire amount you have as savings, including the ESOP the nisab amount, you will need

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to determine if you are liable to pay zakat or not. But if you are liable to pay zakat, then the cost is due on the whole amount. So for example, say if you have savings equal to $5,000, which is gold, silver currency and shares if you have any share portfolios, so gold silver currency shares, then the god is payable on $5,000. The payables account is $125. It is best to set one day, say for example 25th Corona or add one day in Ramadan, we pay because the reward is multiple. So since 2015, and pay two and a half percent. These account is how much two and a half percent of the total value of gold, silver currency and shares as a CA. Now, Zack God must be given to individuals who do not

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have the amount of Lisa. So if you have the desire to praise God, if you do not have the reserve, then you are eligible to receive zakat. And the key is that that individual must be made the Absolute Owner of the amount. So for example, you can't use the car to somebody and say, use this to pay your school fees or use this to build a house or do this or do something No, if you give them the money they're free to do what they want with it. They have to they must be made absolute orders of that money. Zakah cannot be given for for example to an institution it cannot be given for budget maintenance, it cannot be given to pay salaries of Imams it cannot be given to to build a masjid or

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to extend a masjid or mothers or any other organization. It can be given it can be given to an organization for distribution to individuals because organizations collect Zakat, and then they disperse. But remember, it is your responsibility to ascertain to ensure that the organization which collects the card maintains a separate account for the card funds and doesn't mix them up with other forms of charity. If you don't ensure this and if they use your money for maintenance or other other activities, that your obligation to Allah subhanaw taala remains and your cards remain

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is unpaid, even though you gave it to the organization. So remember that, that God is payable only to Muslims, all other people who are not Muslim, you are welcome to give them and we recommend that you give them charity from non zakat funds. And then a special benefit in giving charity in Ramadan zakaat Amnon zakat because the reward gets multiplied 70 times in the whole month and especially in the last 10 Nights, tried to give some charity every night and we ask Allah Subhana Allah may Allah accept your donations or whatever there are no reported that also as a result of said none use charity from what is good for Allah only accept what is good charity, there's no charity from haram.

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So therefore it's important to ensure that we do not have any haram income. So there is a sunset nun gives charity from what is good except that our Rama, Allah subhanaw taala takes it with his right hand. Even if it's a date, it is nurtured in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala delivered in a way that suits his majesty and Grace until it becomes greater than a mountain. One day it's it grip becomes greater than a mountain, just as one of you nurtures his young horse or camel. And this is in, in Muslim as to I mean, we are the Alana, the the eldest sister of say the ISIS in Nicaragua, Alana, she said Rasulullah sallallahu sallam said to me, do not withhold your money for if you do

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that Allah subhanaw taala will withhold His blessings from you.

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So it is very important not to be stingy. And then the last Hadith I want to share with you on this issue of Zakat and charity is Martha Dimon Abdullah of the Allah know he reported that also as a result of said, the shade of the believer the thing which will be a shared a canopy on the believer protecting him from all difficulties on the day of resurrection on the Day of Judgment is his charity. And this is in most of the map I have. And then finally, the sixth point is to live Islam is to live Islam. The most important thing is live Islam by brothers, sisters, Islam, like Judo or Aikido is a practice. It is not a philosophy. It's not a theory. It's not an idea. It is what we do,

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not what we know, which makes us Muslim. Just as if you memorize all the books on Judo what you don't know if you don't learn how to fight on an interstate fight you will be dead. Even though you are the world's greatest knowledgeable or scholar on judo, but you never hit a dojo, you never went to the unit you never fell on tatami and you did not know you don't know what to do in a fight you will still lose the same theory applies you can know all about salah that does not make you a Muslim only praying makes you able Salim makes you somebody who prays knowing about fasting does not make you a sign only fasting makes you a sign it is for though it is the one who is fasting that Allah

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subhanaw taala said the fast is for me and I will reward it a Somali wanna add Zb Allah Jalla wa Ala that fast is for me and I will reward it he did not say the fact that the one who knows the first is not the first thing he has to first only actions get results.

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The Sahaba the companions are always a sign of understood this. And as soon as they learn something, they acted upon it immediately. Unless America reveal the London aloe vera Hata don't feel me Matt or a boat, you will not reach a level of piety, the highest level of piety and highest level of closeness to Allah until you spend in the path of Allah until you given the path of Allah and charity, that which you love the most not that you can spare that you have no use for that is surplus know that which you love the most Minmatar a bone as soon as I it was revealed about Allah, Allah and sorry, the Allah know, he came through his Salah with documents for his very valuable date

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orchard.

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And he said jasola I want to give this in charity. So I said why? He said because Allah has said that I will not reach a level of piety until I give that which I love the most. Out of all my properties. This is the most valuable. This is the one I love the most. I want to give this charity in the path of Allah subhanaw taala as well as Anna salaam to the papers and said distribute it among your own relatives. Now the Hickmott of this is a different topic. We'll talk about that the wisdom of this advice. But the point being that the Sahaba didn't they didn't just memorize the AI. They didn't tell recite the AI. They didn't say what the Tajweed of this is. Where is the bot? Where

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is the where is the school? Where is the the Fatah, the Kathrada they practiced it. This is what Allah is telling me. I must act on it. This was the way the Sahaba thought and that's what I recommend to myself and to you. knowledge that is not acted upon, will become a Hoja will become a proof against us on the Day of Judgment

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May Allah protect us from that? Because we will not be able to say that we didn't know. People listen with their eyes. They don't care what you say until they see what you do. Islam was spread by the winning of hearts, not by force. You cannot even make somebody change who they vote for, or which league does support by force. So how can you make somebody change who they worship by force? If I was on

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the grid, we had this and the teacher of Imam Malik bananas Rahmatullah Ali. He said that Islam spread the fastest after Fatah Maka, after workout was over, because for the first time, people were able to see the lives of Muslims up close. Remember, he's not saying he's talking about the lives of ordinary Muslims. He said, people were able to see the lives of ordinary Muslims up close. And that is how Islam spread the fastest. Remember, he was talking about the life of ordinary people, people like you and me, ask ourselves, let me ask myself, how many people are entering Islam because of me? Nobody to my knowledge. So think about this. Let us think about this. May Allah bless all of you,

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people came to Islam, because they were impressed with the manners with the dealings with the behavior, with the interactions with their Muslim neighbors, with their Muslim colleagues, with their Muslim friends, not because they were convinced by some complex point of IQ of Islamic law, in a lecture or a debate, Allah subhanaw taala reward deeds. So let us make sure that we score those up have maximum number of good deeds. College life, I'm coming to a close college life is a unique Dawa opportunity. It's a unique opportunity to showcase Islam, show people the beauty of Islam in practice, don't talk about Islam, people are sick of listening to people talking about Islam, they

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want to see Islam, they are saying show it or shut up, put up or shut up, show Islam, let them taste and feel what it means to be a Muslim. Not in some Ramadan related event. You know, we are a very event based people. We want this event that event called the speaker without speaker, it is your daily thing that you do how you treat people, that is what convinces people so not in some Roseanne based event. But every day of their lives when they are in a while they are in contact with you. Let your friends in your classrooms in the gym in the dining hall in while you're driving in sports. Let them see and feel the difference of dealing with a Muslim. Differentiate based on your choices on

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your attitude, the smile on your face. And think about this. You're not smiling sadaqa right? We are the only mammals are short teeth when they are happy. I mean, for God's sake, think about that. Smile, smile on your face, your hospitality, and above all, your kindness, the one we worship. Who is that? Our rationale Rahim, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful, his messenger who will follow Salah Salem peace be upon him, who is he Rahmatullahi Rahmatullah Alameen mercy to a halt to all the words not only mankind, so who and how must we be? How must be the one who worships Allah subhanho wa Taala and follows Rasul Allah Hi, Salah Santa, stand out as the kindest, most caring most

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compassionate people with the highest integrity, be the go to people, for anyone who needs help, then see how the world opens for you.

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melos router to help us to please Him and to be pleased with us and never to be displeased. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to have mercy on all of us and to bless all of you and to be pleased with you and never to be displeased with Sal Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was savage when barometer gala Rahimi was Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh barakato