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tiller on our evil hamdulillah Arabella alameen wa salatu wa salam O Allah SRA philam ba ba mursaleen Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa aalihi wa sahbihi wa sallam to Steven Catherine qasida from abajo My dear brothers and sisters Ramadan Mubarak Ramadan Kareem Alhamdulillah we are in the blessed month of Ramadan. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make this Ramadan the best of our lives inshallah.
Now you might think that to be a strange kind of thing to say because the whole world is reeling under the effect of this COVID-19 Coronavirus
and to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make this the best Ramadan may seem like a strange thing but I think that is the most appropriate thing to say. First and foremost for us to understand that this virus is minella hit Allah. It has come from Allah subhanho wa Taala because we believe wama sobre como si but in Ellerbee is a Nila well, may you may Mila
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Allah subhanaw taala said in Surah Taha when there is no mercy but that comes except by the will of Allah.
And Allah said the one who has Eman The one who has faith, Allah subhanho wa Taala will guide his heart Allah subhanaw taala will give him tranquility. Allah will give him peace Allah will give him contentment Allah subhanaw taala will put in his heart, the strength to bear that calamity.
My brothers and sisters I will come back to this ayat inshallah in a little while, but first I want to start with the ayat concerning Ramadan. The reason I mentioned this COVID-19 is because this is top of mind for all of us. So let me
mention that straight away. And the point I want to make is that a lot of people are cursing COVID-19 they're cursing the virus and so on please Allah did not send us into this world to curse anything number one number two, it has been a lie that it is from Allah subhanaw taala and we know what Allah said about himself and and his things Allah said via the Hellfire Allah said in his and there is quite and there is a lot of hype and there is a lot of good that is happening as a result of this particular
calamity that we that has before us we'll come to that in due course inshallah, but right now, let me begin Allah subhanho wa Taala said about Ramadan al Karim quotevalet Kumasi amo cama gudivada la Vina vena cava de como la la comida tahune. Allah said that fasting has been prescribed upon you, as it was prescribed upon those before you show that you may become a tahune my brothers and sisters I remind you and myself that Allah subhanho wa Taala created us in this world and sent us in coming into this world. Allah subhanaw taala centers and he told us why he sent us Allah subhanaw taala said Rama Calico general INSA Illa Ali Abu Bhavana Illa Allah for Allah subhanaw taala said I have
not created the gene and the human beings
accept to worship be.
So Allah subhanaw taala did not send us into this world to build great economies Allah did not send us into this world to build great palaces Allah did not send us definitely did not send us into this world, to shed blood and and to have wars and to fight with each other and occupy each other's lands and to pillage and rape and plunder. Obviously Allah didn't send for all these things. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent us to worship Him in the course of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala the way we do that the way we support ourselves and so on, economies get built, agriculture happens, societies get built, laws are created, laws are sent by Allah subhanho wa Taala they are
implemented. The whole structure of society is created as a consequence of the reason why we were sent into this world. I think today if you ask me, I remind myself when you that the biggest problem that we have created for ourselves is that we have forgotten our purpose. We are stuck in all kinds of things. We have we are stuck in all sorts of things but we have forgotten the purpose of our creation. We have forgotten the fact that we were sent to worship Allah subhanaw taala.
And as a consequence of worshiping Allah subhanaw taala Delano Allah subhanaw taala said I will provide for you,
Allah subhanho wa Taala will provide for you and because Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this
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mentioned this trillion dollar lien sale Ali Abu and then Allah subhanaw taala as then said
in the la hora de Houma Timothy Allah subhanaw taala between these two is Allah subhanaw taala said we don't ask you to feed us we feed you a lot of writers that we don't ask you for is
Matt what do you do mean homie ratio? How do I use a mon in Allahu Rosato bottle machine. I'm getting old as you can see, anyway, the point is that Allah said we don't ask you for risk we feed you and Allah says Allah feeds you with his power and with his glory and majesty and we discovered so my brothers sisters, Allah subhana wa tada sent us to worship Him. Now, in order to renew that.
That covenant with Allah subhanho wa Taala
alhama de la comida de aza mala Tabu, Cheetah in the hula Komodo Moby any bodoni has a Serato Mr. Kamala Tara said, Did you not give a covenant to Allah subhanaw taala that you will not worship Shiva surely he is an open enemy for you. And Allah said worship me and that is the cylinder Mr. Hakim, that is the path of steadfastness. This is what I'm not told us also to ask him his risotto Mr. Cave, Surat Allah The Nam tala him.
lien Allah subhanaw taala told us to ask for this. And he told us the he gave us the example of those who he blessed and he said that he asked for Serato Mr. Cave as Allah gave to guide those who
Allah had blessed covenant sisters, Allah subhanaw taala as I mentioned, the ayat concerning andanar Karim quotevalet, coo coo coo makuti Valhalla, Polycom La La Casa takuan, Allah subhanaw taala said we have created Allah said fasting has been prescribed on you as it was prescribed on those before us. So that human become otaku. Now what is this whole issue? Why must we become motorhome? As I mentioned to you? Who is the one who worships Allah subhanaw taala He is the one who is called
the abbot is the Mata Ki, because the one who is doing a Baba with a class is a person who has the quality of tobacco in his heart. What is the Aqua duck Why is wrongly translated as fear of Allah it is not fear of Allah. It is the fear of the one is the fear of displeasing the one we love the most. Now, why do I say that? Because fear is a negative emotion. Fear produces hatred. You ask any anyone who fears anyone or anything people fear snakes ask them Do you love snakes? No, they don't love next day. They fear snakes, they hate snakes. They would like to kill the snake if they can. Ask a child who goes to school who does not like like a particular teacher is afraid of the teacher. You
ask the child Do you love the teacher? No, I don't.
Why do you want the teacher because the teacher will beat me if I don't obey the teacher. The teacher is is nasty. The teacher will beat me. So I obey the teacher. But every night I pray for the teachers device or something, whatever level because the child hates the teacher right? The the more they fear the more they hit, whereas the quality of the believers the quality of the moment on which Allah subhanaw taala described in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala said that the woman or those who were Latina, Amano eyeshadow Melilla, Allah said the momineen are those who not only love Allah subhanho wa Taala but they love Allah subhanho wa Taala in tensley with great with great, you know,
devotion and dedication. Now, how do you put these two things together? Because Alice Rhonda is on the one hand we talked about his worship, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned that the people who have knowledge the all the people who have knowledge are not people who have this knowledge as in their memorized books, but people who are who have knowledge or those who have kashia to LA in la mina Abadi Allah, Allah said, verily among the people, the ones who have knowledge they have questions of Allah, how do you bring Hachette and hope together? How do you bring Harsha which is fear and or rather all and hub which is love. How do you bring them together? That togetherness concept of
Hachette and hub is called a taco
now all the places
promises of Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran are for the moutoku Allah subhanaw taala promised to help the cane Allah promise to take the pain out of any difficulty that they may have. Allah subhanaw taala promised to provide water clean from sources they could not imagine. Allah did not promise anything for the Muslim mean Allah didn't say I will do this for the Muslims most being a Muslim is to enter the door. Being a Muslim if you are not a Muslim, then you are outside the outside the house. If you have become a Muslim, you have entered the door but you are just standing at the door. You will have to if you want to enjoy what the house has to offer, you have to come
completely into the house and that is why Allah subhanaw taala said yeah, you are Latina, Armando. Hello faasil Mika fertin voila taco t shirt on in the hula Komodo and COVID in sort of the bunker Allah subhanaw taala said Oh, you will believe enter into Islam fully and completely love you guys's question I already believe what what do you mean enter into Islam? Obviously it shows that just believing is the first step it is the doorway if I want to enter into if I want the full benefit of Islam I have to enter completely into Islam which means my whole life must revolve around what Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained the structure of my life must be to to earn the pleasure of Allah
subhanho wa Taala now brothers sisters, that is the reason why Allah subhanaw taala centers call centers rather, law law Comdata code, so that you become
in Why must you become routine for your own benefit? Because the moment you become in the doors open for you for all kinds of benefits for all kinds of things for the promises of Allah subhanaw taala you then become the one who is eligible for the benefit from those promises for who for the one who's the Motoki. So Allah subhanaw taala sent Ramadan al Karim in order for us to become Mata Ki. Now what is the single fundamental thing that Motoki must have? What is the single fundamental thing? The single fundamental thing the Motoki must have is the single point focus to say, I want to please Allah. That's it.
Right? This is the one single thing that we need to get cleared up. If I want to be a notary, what must I do?
Please notice I'm not saying I must pray five times a day, I must you know, do this do that charity, no, there is something which is
in which which is seminar, which is foundational, which is right below all of that on which everything starts and that is that desire, Allah must never be displeased by me. I must never do anything with displeased illustrata. So now this principle of pleasing Allah Motoki will apply it were
in his abeta Yes. What about his life in his family? Yes. What about how he runs a business? Yes. What about how he drives on the road? Yes. What about how he parks his car? Yes. What about how he dresses his external appearance? Yes. What about his cleanliness? Yes. What about this condition of his heart? Yes.
You name it. Every single living, breathing waking moment of the Moto G is based on one single principle and that principle is Allah subhanaw taala must be pleased with me. Now how does Ramadan come and reinforce this?
What do we do in our curry? in Ramadan al Karim? What we do is that we make haram on ourselves things which are actually halal.
Please notice I'm not saying we, we take the halal and we leave the Haram taking the halal and leaving the Haram is the state of the Mothman of the Muslim throughout his life in Russia and he goes a step ahead of that. What does he do? He even takes the hallah and makes it haram Why? Because Allah said so.
That's it. He is doing it to please Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala made halal food Allah, but the moment during the hours of fasting he will not eat Allah subhanaw taala made halal drinks halal, but during the time of fasting the moment will not drink.
Last minute data made our
company and our relationship, a physical relationship with our spouses halaal but during
The hours of fasting the moment and the moment they will not engage in that.
In addition to that,
we are particularly careful about what Allah has privated anyway which is useless talk which is rebirth which is cursing, which is you know, bad mouthing people, all of that kind of stuff.
Now think about this, here are things which are normally halal, but I am making them harder on myself Why?
For the same reason why you go into a gym.
You are not handload Cooley, you are not a you know, you're not a porter in the inner railway station. There is no earthly reason why you need to lift weights, but you go into the gym and you pay money to be a member of that gym. And what do you do in the gym, you lift weights? Why do you lift weights? Because it helps to build strength?
Why do you fast? Because it helps to bring to build the strength in taqwa. How does it help that because what is taqwa taqwa is to be concerned with the will of Allah and to be concerned with the will of Allah only because it is the will of Allah. We are not doing for example, we understand this very clearly. Sometimes people get into all kinds of needless confusion about this. We are not fasting to know what hungry people feel like. We are not fasting to know what poor people feel like. Right? We are not fasting because fasting is good for will help us to reduce weight. We are not fasting because fasting is a detox for the system, and fasting Will you know clean your purify your
blood or whatnot. All of these and or any of these things may happen allegedly knows best. We are not fasting with any of those reasons. We are fasting for only one reason, because Allah said so we are not fasting because it makes within court's logical sense. We are not fasting because it is reasonable. We are not fasting because that is the best thing to do. No, we are fasting only and only for one reason. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala said so now why are we doing that? Because this will help us to implement this principle in the rest of our lives.
Why must I leave interest base earnings because Allah said so
why must I eat halal food? and be very careful about that? Because Allah said so
why must I deal justly with people? Because a lot said so by dealing justly with people I've also helping myself I've also helped in my environment, I've also create a beautiful society all of that is fine no problem with any of that. But that is not the reason I'm doing that. I'm doing that because my Rob Jalla Jalla who told me to stand up for justice, our Mona bill kissed
as witnesses to Allah Shahada Allah Allah
even if it is against ourselves
Allah said so therefore I'm doing
Why must I be kind to people? Why must I give more when I'm when I when I'm Why must I be fair in my dealings in my weights and weights is not just doesn't doesn't apply only to it. It means all our our dealings must be fair and Rosa Rosa loves that give more. Why was that? Because Allah said so because it pleases Allah subhanaw taala.
This is the principle that is being underlined. And as I told you, that is the reason why we were created. We were created to please Allah. We were created to do a bath of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanaw taala imagine remember this thing, Allah subhanaw taala could have created us for any reason. And if he whatever reason He created us for we would be accountable for that and Allah subhanho wa Taala would have rewarded us by fulfilling that reason. If Allah subhanaw taala had created us and made us the garbage collectors of the world. Supposing Allah said I have created you only to collect garbage
and to clean up people's you know what people people leave behind as as as,
as their as their garbage.
You and I then our whole life would have been on garbage trucks and we
We would have been cleaning filth and we would have been fulfilling the purpose of our existence.
But what kind of life is that? What kind of a life would that have been?
How can we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and really make sugar for him that we say Allah You created us for the highest of things. Think about this. Even we have no caste system in Islam, there's no higher and lower in Islam. There is no priesthood in Islam, there is no Pope in Islam, there is no you know, a head of religion in Islam. We have theologians we have, we have scholars,
but remember, in religions where like the Hinduism, for example, where they have a caste system, which is the highest caste, the ones who dedicate themselves for worship, even though they are worshipping false deities, the ones who dedicate themselves who are selected by themselves in my society only to worship that is the highest caste, Allah subhanaw taala made all of humanity
as those dedicated for his worship,
how pathetic it is, if we leave that honorable, the most honorable of jobs which is the worship of Allah and engage ourselves in anything else, because everything else comes at a second, third, fourth, fifth level.
Allah sisters of we need to thank Allah. So on this first day of
my reminder to myself anyways, let us spend this day in making sugar and saying Alhamdulillah Yes, Angela Eva dechra Amara herminia kerravala cremini Aziz when it was over till Mati, we thank you for giving us Ramadan, so that we recharge our human we recharge our batteries, so that we remind ourselves of the purpose of our creation, so that we re align our faith in a way where inshallah this will be of great benefit for us, and we dedicate our lives to your worship alone without any, any partners whatsoever whatsoever.
So let us thank Allah Samantha. And let us remember that Ramadan came to reinforce this and to make us moutoku to make us people of taqwa. And it came so that we can ask Allah subhanaw taala as people of taqwa now, we are entitled to ask Allah subhanaw taala for his protection, we are entitled to ask Allah subhanaw taala for his help.
And with that in mind, I asked you to make dua and I make dua that Allah subhanho wa Taala should relieve the whole world of the suffering of COVID-19 of this virus. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to send a cure because with every disease, Allah also creates the cure. We ask Allah to send the cure, we ask a lot to remove this suffering from all of us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us once more to pray tarawih by Gemma, as we used to pray all these years, we ask Allah to enable us once again to make ethical life in our masajid like we used to do, we ask Allah subhanaw taala once again, to open the heart of my injury fine, so that we can go and make tawaf and we can make Amara
and we can make the era of Masuda Nava Sharif and Dorado vara of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to bless all those who are in the front line of this all the doctors and nurses and health professionals, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to guide them to give them a diet to bless them to forgive them, and to reward them in keeping with his majesty and grace. We ask Allah to protect them from this disease and from all these users and give them the strength and enabled them to do the best that they can do. And we ask Allah to put Shiva in their hands so that whoever they touch whenever they deal with gets cured from this, from this disease is a nail but my brother
sister has asked Allah subhanaw taala I asked you to make dua for me and my family asked Allah subhanaw taala to accept your offer me and my dog for you. Was Allah Allah Allah Nabeel Karim Allah Allah He wasabi is made by Rama Tikka Amara he made while hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. And once again, I'll carry over to all of you and all your families. May Allah bless you in a way that is magnificent in keeping with his majesty and grace are Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah