Ramadan – Taking Stock
Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
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Hello Ramallah Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam rashtra filmbay will mousseline Bahamas also relies on Allah while he while he was served with seldom at the Sleeman kathira sera.
First and foremost, let me wish all of you in Mubarak eats i gulaman mkhaya melas Hannah data accept your fasting you're dealing with your arm your arm, you're standing in Salah lacinato accept all your doors with higher and Aafia And may Allah subhanaw taala add to that from his generosity and grace.
Also, lets us know Salamis to make this dot that used to say that Oh Allah, do not make this Ramadan, my last Ramadan, meaning give me at least one more. So I can make up whatever deficiencies may have been in this last hour, in my worship and in my acts of goodness. And before I come to you, let that be the best for us to say, Allah do not allow this do not make this my last Ramadan. And if it is my last month and if this is my color, then do not deprive me of the goodness of the Lord and so we make the same for all of us. Insha Allah May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant you many more Ramadan's in good health in Eman with your pain and with the ability to make the best of them and
give you the trophy to make the best of the Ramadan that Allah subhanaw taala gives us
the before I go further into by topic of today's hotbar Let me also remind myself and you have the Hadees of narrated by Abu Bakr, Ansari Adelanto reporter from our source Salaam who said that when that if a person fasts the month of Ramadan and follows it up with six days of fasting in the month of chawan which is what we are now
it is as if he has fasted for the whole year and this is because the last rantala gives us at least one is to turn in terms of rewards so rather than the reward of Ramadan is for 10 months and then the six days make up for another 60 days so that's another two months it's as if we have fasted for the whole year so I remind myself when you let us ensure that we fast for six days in the month of Shabbat shower, it need not be consecutive it doesn't have to be immediately after Ramadan but in the month of shower shower before the month is over we should have fasted six days
those who like to fast straightaway after Ramadan from the day after eat this is possible just do six days you are done. Those of you who might say okay I go too fast for the the tsunamis asylum which is Mondays and Thursdays and I make that as those as the shovel faster inshallah this is possible or any other way whatever is convenient for you but make sure that you fast for six days in the month of sherwani shall.
Now my equipment today is to take stock
to assess how this Ramadan went for us. Because we spent one month we spent a whole month which was dedicated to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala whatever the extent of their worship, whatever we did, and so on and so forth. That's what we need to take stock for a lot of our data centers this month for what he told us. Yeah, you will live in armano gudivada, Kumasi, amo comma coup de vida de la la quinta taco, a lot of our data said Oh, you will believe fasting has been prescribed for you as it was prescribed for people before you so that you may become a taco, so that you may become conscious of Allah subhanho data, and you may become supremely concerned about winning and earning
the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. So that your lives may come on to a framework, which is based on the realization of Allah subhanho wa Taala in your lives of the realization of meeting him one day and therefore
the life our life then becomes fixated in the most positive way. On one question alone and that question is, is Allah pleased with me?
Now this is the definition of a Mottaki is the one who does not fear Allah, but who fears the displeasure of Allah. And he fears the displeasure of Allah because he loves Allah more than anyone or anything else. So the more his love for Allah subhanho wa Taala increases, the more the fear of displeasing the one we love also increases this is the definition of a motorcade. This is the definition of taqwa. dakwah is the supreme court
Sir, that Allah must be pleased with me. In every single thing I say in every single thing I do in every single situation that I might find myself in. Allah should be pleased with me. This is the definition of taqwa. Now, the point therefore is how to bring this about how much we inculcated for this Allah subhanaw taala centers for that right now
and what is the basic fundamental thing in Ramadan is fasting and what is fasting fasting is to stay away from whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala told us to stay away from for that reason only
right we didn't fast because it was good for health we didn't fast because you know, we wanted to lose weight or something all those are all it's good for health Yeah, sure, that's a free benefit. But if somebody is fasting because it is good for health to improve his health then is Rwanda. He's Ramadan is fast is not there. He did not fast in Nevada.
The knee of the fast is to please Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Whatever else comes with a fast umbrella, this is the LIDAR. So we did this. Now. Therefore, we need to take stock and say, Did it work? Has it happen? Does that benefit now before we get to pleasing Allah, before we get to taqwa, before we get to this concern that Allah subhanaw taala should be pleased with me, in my view, in my mind, comes in even more fundamental question. And that question is, is Allah here?
Ask yourself this question.
Is Allah here?
And don't give yourself a Sunday school answer. You know, we have been conditioned to just repeat things without even thinking about it.
So the Saturdays, oh?
Hold on a second. Hold on, sir. If Allah is real, if I tell you that yes, of course Allah is real, then you should ask me. What in your life?
What in your life? What in your speech? What in your actions? What in your decisions? What in your attitudes?
reflects the fact
that for you, Allah Israel?
Because you've always been what reflects this in your life?
Think about that. Because if we don't have that, if we are not able to find evidence in our actions,
speech actually decisions attitudes, if we cannot find evidence for something for our belief in our actions, then we have to question whether we have this belief at all.
What in my actions is evidence that for me, Allah is real.
I spent the whole month of Ramadan, making Allah real in my life. Allah Israel, I mean, there is no doubt about this. Even if you deny it doesn't change anything, Allah Israel. Question is, is he real for you? Is he real for me?
And what will show that my life will show that your life is not to anybody else to yourself, my life I should be able not to show you I should be able to point in my life, actions, decisions, attitudes,
which show which demonstrate which proof, which are the evidence that for me a lesbian?
So let's ask some questions.
If a lesbian
and I spend the whole month on
making this reality, even more concrete even more firm in my heart,
then where is this reflected? For example?
In my speech,
do I speak in a way which shows you that I'm conscious that Allah subhanho data is listening.
Allah is a semi. He is the one who listens. He is the one who hears everything. So if you listen to my speech, I'm not talking about the school bus. I'm talking about regular normal speech interaction.
Will you see a reflection of that awareness
And I'm saying I'm using myself as an example not because it is your job to point fingers at me is because that's the safest thing to do. Right?
But each one of us needs to do that for himself, not for somebody else.
I need to look at myself, you need to look at yourself and say, What is it in my speech? That is evidence that Allah is real.
When I stand in Salah,
as well, as Sam said, and that would Allah kanagaraj
worship Allah as if you can see him
well under Gandhara.
And though you cannot see him, know and understand and be aware that he is seeing you
is this visible myself?
to myself, I'm not talking about showing others that will be that will be showing up that will be Haram, that
I'm talking about myself
in my Salah, can I feel the presence of Allah subhanho that
is, I love you.
What about the fact that Allah subhanho data, I just told you, fast in the six days of sha Allah because Allah subhanaw taala gives wants to tap on it, this is the promise of Allah subhanaw taala of everything, right?
So if I'm giving charity, minimum return on this charity is what one is to tell you $1 Allah will return to me $10 in this life,
in the Accra,
Allah $100 Azure, Allah reward is different and separate from that in this life.
One is to tell Allah subhanaw taala will return this to me.
It may come in the form of money, it may come in some other form, Allah knows best.
Is this reflected in majority?
What do I mean? I mean, that if I give you a absolutely sure fire dip on the stock exchange?
And if you really believe that,
what is the evidence of that?
That you invest $10 that's in that script
that you invest $10 in that script,
all that you invest everything you own in that script, which one is evidence?
If I get this tip,
that this talk is going to hit the roof and go through the ceiling?
And I'm going to get a return on the stock
What would I do? Whether I believe that or not?
If you're looking for evidence, where will you look for the evidence
in what I do with my investment in that stock?
If I tell you about this stock, and you ask me this perfectly logical question and say, Okay, sure. You're telling me this, how much did you invest?
And I said, No, no, no, you know, I mean, this is this is this, this? I really didn't do much, but I'm telling you, you shouldn't miss
that you are alleged to have a right to ask me. You are brought in something that you yourself, don't invest in.
you telling me to invest in it? Am I mad? I do think I'm crazy. Why would I do that?
is Allah via
the promises of Allah?
My brothers sisters, let us look at the lives of those who believed that Allah, Israel
and who believed in the promises of North America.
Let me tell you a few stories.
Beautiful stories, real stories.
robbia masuria olalia.
The great scholar, the zide.
The great worshipper of Allah subhanaw taala.
One of the greatest of the W.
somebody knocked on our door.
In the early evening
she opened the door and there was a man standing there and he had a container wrapped up.
And he gave it to her.
And he said, This is what somebody has said You
see, she told in which she went inside, open the container.
brought it back, give it back to them.
I said, this is not for me take it away.
No matter what you're saying that my master sent me to you with this container and said, Go and give it to her. It is for you. She said, No, it's not for me. He said, Why do you say that? She said, because I had given one loaf of bread loaf meaning roti, so it's not a big fat off. He said, I had given one in charity.
And my Rob promised me 10 there are only nine in this. So it's not my tailor.
And she started the door a
couple of minutes later, knock on the door again, to open the doors, a man standing there.
And he says to her,
please accept my apologies.
I apologize to you.
I was hungry.
And I ate one of them.
My master gave me 10 to give you I ate one thinking that you're not going to count you don't know how many sent? So how do you know if I ate one or two? Or I didn't need anything? Right? How would you know this? You wouldn't know this.
I was going to try it one.
Now tell me what does that tell you? About?
How real Allah was for say that, say the IBM masuria.
How real was Allah's promise to her?
I'm talking about a very fundamental principle in our life, which is that whatever is real, we take it literally.
Right? We don't have we don't put a spin on this and we don't say Oh, philosophically, this is what it means. And this is only figuratively speaking and blah, blah. No, no. What is really real
don't max out on carbs don't max out on sugars. There's no philosophy to that. That's That's it.
Right? Eat more protein. There's no philosophy to that. That's That's it. Just eat more protein eat less carbs.
What we believe in, we take literally
A young boy came to rosol
and he was crying.
As soon as I knew he knew who he was, and his boy was an orphan. And we know how our soldiers are seldom treated orphans. So he was he seeing this boy crying that we also got upset. He asked the boys What's happened? Why are you crying?
The Why is it jasola I've got a problem. I don't know how to solve it.
My problem is that my father left me a small piece of land a small date orchard
and I want to put a wall around it
but in the way you know the the wall around the things were in the way. He said there is a dead tree which belongs to my neighbor.
I don't know how many of you have actually seen dead trees but if you go to you know I don't Medina there are many orchards do go and see because there are several there are several Hadees related to date palms and date orchards and so on. It's good to have a experiential understanding of what a date orchard when a fully mature orchard looks like.
A dead palm is a is a massive thing. It's huge. The trunk is big, you can't even put your arms around. It's so big.
And it's very, very, very strong and hardened.
So anyway, so this boy said that this tree is in the middle. I can put my if I put my wall around the tree, it goes into the other person land.
If I take the wall on this side, I lose all my land to the streets in the middle.
So he said I went to my neighbor and I requested him. I said please, can you give me this tree?
Did he give the tree to me? Then I can put my water around it and that's fine. Then it was a no, this tree is mine.
So the wiser, okay, if you don't want to give it to me, I'm willing to pay for it. So sell me the street.
neighbor. The neighbor is also a Muslim Alhamdulillah the good guy.
Whatever came into his mind, Allah knows best.
He's an I won't sell it.
I won't give it I won't sell it. So now what to do.
So this is why again noise so let me say as well I'm in this problem.
So Rasul Allah is
called the boss. They called him
when he came
home said to him, Look, this is an orphan, Allah subhanaw taala will reward you
give him the street.
Again, as I said Milla protect us from our own egos. May Allah protect us from ourselves.
He said, No, I will not do it.
Now he's said sell it to him. He said, No, this is mighty my Huck, I will not say
that's what I said to him. He said do something.
He said sell that tree to me. And as the price of that tree, right look saying it to me. And as the price of this tree, I will guarantee you one tree in Jannah
data in general, I guarantee you
not only what does it mean, if Rasul Allah is Allah Solomon saying, Do you I will guarantee you a date palm in Jannah. What does it mean? Does it mean that you're going to be sitting in gentlemen telling people around you You know what, I bought a dip I'm in that other place.
Or does it mean that this is Bashara for Janna for you? One day Pam in Jana, meaning Jana is yours.
Again, Allah knows best.
As soon as he says to him,
Allah knows best why we behave the way we the way we behave so nice to him. I guarantee you a debt bomb in Jana. If you sell me the boys no longer in the equation, you sell me this debt bomb this tree that these boys talking about?
The man said Yasser Allah, I will not sell this tree and he walked he turned around and walked away.
what's the question you're saying here? is Allah real? is Allah
as I told you, not talking philosophy? is Allah real to me? is Allah The LTU?
This whole conversation when what which was going on this whole interaction, there was one of the Sahaba from Salah, Abu al Ansari, not a Buddha, Buddha. And I'm sorry about the Llano who was sitting in the budget, and he was watching this whole thing happening.
So as soon as this person walked away, our data got up and came knows us. And he said, Yasser Allah, Allah salam, if I get this date palm for you.
Will you guarantee me the same thing with regard to guaranteed demand, which is one tree engine?
Or solar Solar System said yes.
What's the question? is Allah real to you?
Here we are looking at was Allah real to a Buddha, Allen sorry,
are the alarm. The other person was also a Muslim. He was not aware of it. He was a Muslim. He was a practicing Muslim. He was a savvy assassin.
was unreal to him.
I woulda went with the Alon went behind this man. So by now this man has walked out, walked away some distances in the market of Medina. Delano caught up with him. He stopped him and he said to me, I was there in the masjid and I saw this whole interaction.
And I've gone to ask you, will you sell me this tree?
The man said no, I would say But hold on. He said tell me who am I?
Answer was this. I would say no, no, no. Tell me I want you to tell me. Who am I? What do you know about me?
Now by then this is you know happening.
Right? So people are gathering
a lot lots of witnesses to this conversation. So the man said you are a Buddha. You we know you and we know that you are the owner of the most valuable piece of real estate in Madeira. You have a beautiful date orchard with 650 bearing date palms. And his orchard has a wall around it. It's completely secure. There is a house in this orchard in which you live. There is a wealth of sweet water in this orchard. So it is orchard is irrigated. It has beautiful land, it has water it is secure and it has 650 bearing date pumps. So it's very valuable property the most valuable piece of real estate in Medina and you are the owner, I would
I would have thought of that. I would say yes. You're right.
He said I have a proposal for you.
My proposal is sell me that one date pump.
And the price I will pay you for that. Is this orchard?
I will buy this date palm from you. And the price I'm offering you offer you offering you for that. Is this urgent?
matter Are you joking?
Are you joking? Are you crazy? I mean, what kind of thing is one dead tree in my orchard? You are saying that you will give me this whole Archer of your house? Well, everything
out other serious.
is Allah via?
Or is this dunya? Real?
That's a question, right?
So the man now looks around, he's got plenty of witnesses. The man says,
he said, Look, are you serious?
I would have said yes. The man said, all these people I witness. You are telling me that if I give you if I sell you that one tree, you will give me this whole garden
as the price of that one tree.
I would have said yes. He said he will not go back on this what he wanted to know. But you know, I didn't mean this. No, no, no. I will not go back on the word. This is my word.
All these people are witnesses. Yes. All the people are witness. The man said could I sell you the tree?
goes to his
late Roger. He stands outside the gate. And he calls his wife, your mother.
She comes out.
He says come bring your children.
Were leaving. You're going
from here. She said well, why are you going home?
He said it was
I just sold it.
She has to
he says to Rasul Allah sallallahu sallam. She says How much? He says 413 in Jana.
For one date Pam in Jana.
What does she say?
I'm talking about is Allah will. What does she say?
This you say you're crazy.
What kind of thing is this?
This huge, beautiful property. We live here. This is our home.
You sold it to some pie in the sky. This you said that. He says yo Madonna.
Gum live. I've sold this to who Rasul Allah sallallahu Sallam for how much for one dream. Jana. What does she say? She says so hon Allah Alhamdulillah. What a bargain.
What a bargain.
She gets the children. She's walking out. One little child. He has a date. He's eating audit.
From the garden. He lives in the red garden. Eating a bit. His mother or Madonna takes it out of his mouth, puts her finger takes it out throws it and says this is not ours. We just sold this
does not belong to us.
They come to us either Ws Sharif
into the presence
some of the hottest
and I would say Dr. sola
I bought the tree for you
I bought the tree
and then you know you won't be
he says he also Allah
what you promised me is there for me. One change
that we shall assess Yeah, but after Yeah What?
He said oh that
your rubbish showed me your agenda.
I lost my little infant results tell about what happened.
He says yeah,
your rubbish showed me your agenda.
And your rub has filled it with dead pumps.
I promised you one. But your lab filled it.
It's full of dead pass
as they say in America, if it is real, put your money where your mouth is.
And there are many such stories. I don't want to go into more than spoken enough. This is enough to do I told you two stories, enough to prove the
proof of the pudding.
My question is to myself and do is a Larian
take stock over mother, ask yourself, I spent one month fasting.
I spent one month standing in Dharavi. I spent one month listening to the Corrado Quran.
I spent one month in my own personal by that
those who could make epigraph last 10 days Wait a second?
Did I love it?
Did I love the computer in my life?
And if I was watching, I was doing this. If now we look
at my actions, and my speech and my dealings
and my attitudes and my decisions.
Will they reflect
that for me? Allah Israel
will then reflect that for me. Allah is real.
When I talk about the return that Allah gives on investment, that ROI
is reflected in what money I invest with Allah?
And what money I put somewhere else.
Is it reflected, I believe that Allah is real. I believe that one day I will meet him.
My belief that whatever I send I had with of me, will be with him
in a much better situation,
in a much better condition, that he will reward me in keeping with his majesty and grace, if I believe all this is that reflected in what I spend in the bath of Allah?
If I believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala is was Sammy obersee He's the one who hears everything is the one who sees everything. Who it more bizarre, the pseudo is the one one who knows whatever is in my heart.
Is this reflected in my life.
This is what we need to take stock off.
And this is what we need to work on.
That is the real benefit of Ronald curry.
I ask Allah subhanho data, to enable us to live life more thoughtfully,
more critically of ourselves, and to make changes
before a time comes when changes will no longer be possible.
ask Allah subhanho data to reward you in keeping with his majesty and grace and generosity for all that you didn't know that and to give you as I mentioned before, many more Ramadan's to come in good health, any man and your kids so that we can improve on this. ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to understand and to bring the real gut level understanding of his presence in our lives.
And to help us to benefit from this. ask Allah subhanaw taala to protect you from all evil asking us about doTERRA to help you in ways that you cannot imagine to provide you from sources you cannot imagine. ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep you in a state of safety physically, mentally, spiritually, and to take you in a state where you are. Your cult is called one city that you are in a state where your hearts and your spirits are in a way that pleases almost Van otalgia little robot has alumna Susana Willem de
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