Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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villamagna Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah avalonbay will mousseline Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah highly highly he was. He was seldom the Sleeman kathira and kathira farmaajo myrobalan sisters, we come to the Hadees with regard to
what I had is with regard to Ramadan Kareem, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to enable us to spend this month
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complete Eman and believing in and asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for his mercy and for his and for his reward.
And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to reward us as he promised to reward us insha Allah for fasting and for the Quran and for salah and so on and so forth. And for, for charity. I will say that delanco reported that Solzhenitsyn observed anyone who fasts for one day, anyone who fasts for one day, this is just a regular anytime fast. We're not talking about all that. He said that anyone who fasts for one day, for the sake of Allah Serrano, Allah,
Allah Subhana Allah, Allah will give his face away from jahannam for a distance
covered by journey of 70 years and this is in Bukhari and Muslim.
I will say there are no reported that a sorceress said anyone who asked for one day for Allah one or the other sick, Allah, how they will keep his face away from jahannam for a distance of 70 years, meaning the distance that would be traveled if somebody traveled continuously without stopping for 70 years, that distance is the distance for which Allah subhanaw taala will decree between a person who fast for one day and john
see how beautiful fasting is, and it's something that inshallah we must make a near to do as much as we can throughout the year. Or take this holidays and then see it in the context of Ramadan. Given that Allah subhanaw taala increases the reward for everything 70 times, you know, it's impossible that this is the beauty of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his and his rewards, that they are quite literally uncountable, that I mentioned this with regard to his blessings. When in doubt do now with Allah, He laughed so hard, and that's right. And I said that if you want to count my blessings, you will not be able to do so analyze witness while I am. This is quite absolutely completely and
totally true. We get me to our county, we can't even count I can't count the number of hair, my beard, what am I going to count the blessings of Allah Spanner? So it's a it's the thing is to remind ourselves and therefore be more and more grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in this today's we will see how Allah subhanaw taala mentioned how he gives the believers and the people who are obedient to Him. Now fasting, again as as we have been saying, it's not just a matter of being hungry and thirsty, the fasting is an is a
is an expression of complete and total obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala because He is Allah because it is his order. There is no logic within quotes that is behind is fasting we're not fasting to lose weight, we are not fasting to control our blood sugar we are not fasting because we want to see how poor people feel when people have all these odd things. Things are understanding that you if you want to feel what what people feel you have to become poor. There's no other way. Don't fool yourself like it's like it's like a man saying I want to know what a woman in labor feels like there's no way you're going to do that because unless you are in labor, you can ever feel that the
issue with poverty is not just hunger and thirst. It is the lack of hope it is despair it is the it is that there is no alternative to that poverty a poor person who's hungry or beggars begging on the street is not going to go home and say all right good. I now have a fee I have I have an understanding and I know what poor people feel. Now let me open the freezer my freezer stocked with food from now till Kingdom Come No. He does not have food. If he doesn't get something today he is going to sleep hungry and tomorrow morning he'll also sleep hungry I also wake up hungry if he doesn't get food the next day. Right The being poor is a says is an issue not of just not getting
food is the issue of huge insecurity. It's a new issue of fear. It's an issue of you know if Bella protect but otherwise it's a shoo in.
leads to despair.
We don't pass any of these we fast to please Allah subhanho della della della Lupita that's it and if anybody is fasting for anything other than the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala he needs to correct his Nia because otherwise the fast might become invalid.
So Allah subhanaw taala is in analysis and observed that and reward but I will say that, I know that a person who does that too fast for one day
to please Allah, Allah, Allah subhanaw taala as NEMA is that this person is protected from the hellfire. And then he's moved away from it for a distance of a journey of 70 years
now, and other hobbies as well, even if they're fun, or even a hobby alas. Agha Lanois, he reported that also listener Sallam said fasting serves as a shield from Hellfire from Johanna and this is in an essay, the earlier this officer who is in Bukhari and Muslim. So this has he had is in another site was a man been IBL, as are the Allahu anhu Anima Anwar, he reported that rasulillah salam said, fasting serves as a shield from the hellfire.
Now, and this is an incident unless I know Ron says, This is the
beauty of Islam, that every ibadah in Islam reinforces our faith in the akhirah reinforces our faith in the author. And when we are doing this, rather, this ibadah is evidence that we believe in the afterlife. This rather is evidence that we are Muslim. So therefore when we pray, and when we fast, and when we give Zakat and so on and so forth. This is something that we need to be sure of, and we need to reiterate and reinforce and thank Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala gave us these about that, that we might remember him and we might remember our meeting with him, which is the reason why we are doing these things, that we're not doing it for any other reason. So it's important to
keep that in mind. Again, to reiterate, fasting is not just being hungry and thirsty, and staying away from sexual relations with our spouses. Fasting is also and even more, a complete life changing
opportunity. And it's something that we must look at, and recognize and understand that this is what Allah smart Allah centers for, and this is the greatest Nevertheless, there are lots of other centers as fasting, so that we
bring about complete change in our lives, how we walk, how we talk, how we speak, how we act, what we do, what we don't do, all of these things are regulated, and in everything we obey Allah subhanaw taala that's the fundamental message of Ramadan is, why are you fasting to please Allah? That's it. So therefore, the rest of our life, all our life, for every action of ours for every speech of ours, we should be able to give this as the right as
if somebody says Why did you go to the shop to please Allah? Why did you start a business to please Allah? Why did you hire somebody or fire somebody to please Allah?
How do you deal with your with your spouse? What is in your mind? How much do you deal with him or her?
to please Allah? How do you raise a child to please Allah? Everything?
How do you drive a car on the road to praise Allah?
Everything to please Allah subhanho wa Taala This is what fasting is teaching us because in fasting as I've said before, we are
not doing even that which is Hello. So how can we do that which is haram. When we are outside of fasting,
if we fast in Ramadan and then we do haram after other than the whole of Ramadan, the whole of fasting is null and void it has been wasted because we learned nothing. There is not fall into that trap. The fasting is not about hunger and thirst, it's about obedience to Allah rather than a complete and total obedience was water, which means that if I am going to give up even that which was halaal how much more important is it that I was give up that which is
we ask a lot of data to
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