Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah
devolutionary cara, Mohammed Abu
Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam shall
we be In the name of Allah, all praise and glory belongs to Allah and these find this peace and blessings be upon him at the Messenger of Allah and his family, his companions and all those loyal to him. We testify that no one is worthy of worship with Allah subhana wa tada Luna tiny partners at the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was indeed His Prophet, and a servant that his messenger and then choose the words the words of Allah, the great glorious for and in the midst of guidance.
Is the certainly the example of our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the most dangerous of matters of the newly added matters into the religion. Everything you add to this perfect and complete Deen after it has been completed and perfected as a leading industry within the straight path that only leads to the fire.
Our appointment this evening in sha Allah is with regards to having a memorable Milan Chava, a unique Ramadan.
And let's begin by saying that it's absolutely necessary to understand for this subject and every other subject
related to Islam, that no one has ever understood Islam or benefited from Islam, or enjoyed Islam, like the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
no one understood Islam like them, they're the doorway to understanding Islam to begin with. And because of them, having that perfect understanding of Islam because they were the students of the best teacher sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he did not fail in educating them. And thus they benefit from Islam in the best fashion. And they enjoy Islam in this world and in the hereafter. And it's enough of testimony to that, that our last surgeon has said,
For in Amano be Miss Lima, meant to be for the shadow,
and if they the others, so the non Muslims in time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam, or the other is for as long as time remains in this world, other than who other than the province of Solomon, the companions, if they believe, the way you have believed, but the word you hear a monsoon is in the plural. So it's not just the way the prophet SAW Selim has believed you, meaning all of you, you and your companions, in the plural, this testifies that their belief was correct. Their understanding was correct. So if they believe the way you have believed, you all have believed, then and only then have they been guided
of the manifestations the depictions of that guidance that they had an understanding they had about Islam, is what has been narrated by Malik did a whole lot. When he said,
cannibals have Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he had the rule of law.
And you will live off
of that the perfect understanding is that rather than forget about them, the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to make dua to Allah, they would invoke Allah supplicate to him for six months in advance
that he would allow them to reach the month of Ramadan. So my Runa who comes in
and then they would make dua for another five months that he would accept Ramadan from them.
So their whole year of hope around six months or less reach from Ubud. Then the seventh month is Ramadan, and the next five, three to 12 they're asking him to accept them a month from them.
And this is the first step
adopting that perspective regarding Ramadan, right. There is the first step to having a unique Ramadan
is to have the feeling the understanding the realization that this is really a gift that I really hope I can get. That this Ramadan is really a privilege and opportunity that I truly have a need for I need to reach Ramadan.
And then a person asks themselves, do you really feel that you know, Allah Subhana Allah to Allah did not excuse
People. And he mentioned that they weren't the excuse, even though he was the one that removed this feeling from them. Because this feeling of not feeling privileged when a season of worship comes an opportunity to worship Allah comes to come near to a loved one a burst of His mercy is available for you not to fill up for that. There is a punishment from Allah due to something you've done.
Those that is an excuse for refusing to go out to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. In battle, they didn't see it as an opportunity. They didn't see it as a privilege, right. They saw it as a burden. They saw it as a disaster, they saw that it was risking life and limb for something not worth it most dependable dialysis. Well, overall.
Well, I can carry home on the iPhone.
If they really wanted to go out when they want when they want it to be excuse me, oh, we really wanted to what we did, right? We wanted to take care of Ramadan, you could compare we want to take advantage but we didn't. Right? If they wanted to go out in battle buses, they would have prepared for it correctly. But Allah did not want for them to go out. So he weighed them down.
So person asked, Do I feel weighed down? Do I feel like this is just another Oban? Am I not excited about it? Because in reality, this is not just another Ramadan. There's a huge difference between last one and this one.
Last one, there were people amongst us that are not alive now. Right. Last Ramadan, there were people that were Muslim and have left Islam. Last Ramadan, they were those that were healthy, unable to fast and now they can't fast any longer.
So there is a world of difference between this Ramadan
and the previous Ramadan
Are you over those that are really, really privileged, you should feel privileged. And notice the ISS what
they were weighed down, because they didn't even want they weren't even interested, had they been interested, they would have prepared to go out.
So if you have that feeling of the signs that a person feels truly privileged for this coming Ramadan is for you to prepare for it correctly. If you really feel like there's something big at stake, you're going to set up the means to ensure that you're going to attain it. So how can we prepare for the month of Ramadan correctly?
Think about you have to start early. I mean, aren't you more worried than the businessman? You know, there are businessmen, those especially involved in any sort of Islamic business, whether it's the the hell meat industry, or you know, the Muslim deli and grocery or the restaurants that are going to be serving if thought, or those that sell for ncds. In the life I know someone
who used to make five times his normal profit selling media, or ncds in the month of Ramadan. So he would prepare for the month of Ramadan because there's so much available right? There's such an opportunity of profit of money to make it
and to not say this is wrong. But isn't the believer this trying to get rid of your sins once and for all? Isn't the person that's trying to come near to Allah subhanho wa Taala? Isn't the person that understands this could be his final shot at the pleasure of a law surgeon for eternity? Right? Isn't he more worthy of preparing? Because Ramadan is so much more to offer, there's just some profits for the businessman. There's so much benefit in just the main act of worship, let's leave the prayer alone. Alone, just fasting has so much to offer you such an opportunity, the benefits in fasting, that could be a lecture or two or 10 by itself.
Love literally fasting tons of benefits for it right? The least of those benefits is what
the health benefits, shed some extra pounds, we could all use a little bit of a diet to get rid of that excess weight. And we and they tell you that when a person fasts actually makes it healthier, because instead of his blood, always bring the oxygen to the stomach to digest the food. You give me your stomach arrest a little bit so your blood can go fix the rest of your body, right? The white blood cells and go heal the rest of your body. There is a non Muslim, the one Nobel Prize in Medicine that spoke about this, this phenomenon that even animals, horses when they're sick, they stopped eating until their body reappears. So that's just the minimum, right? That's the least
benefit you get from fasting This is the physical
and then you benefit even your character and fasting right in this month of Ramadan.
As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said free they can almost solely it can when it's the one of the days when you fast you're obligated to fast
Well, I guess what he said, and let him not be lewd in his words, right? When I asked him, you know, and let him not be loud and boisterous and obnoxious, right? That's something we many of us do sides of, while I had shall not be foolish meaning in his acts and his speech, and he said Salama fencer Bahasa no patella. And if anyone were to insult him, or to fight you to let him see in the slot, I mean, it's like my fasting, I'm fasting, right. So that's a an ethical benefit investing
in your very character you benefit in that way. Also in your character helps you become less conceited. Because of that fasting lets you taste a bit of a bit of weakness, a bit of hunger
reminds you that you're a nobody, you can hardly stay away from food without dropping dead for a few hours, right.
And then there's psychological benefits to fasting, and it builds your willpower, right? But not everything you want to jump on,
you're able to shift your concerns a little bit to be a person that thinks clearly not a compulsive creature like an animal.
Concerns go from the physical to the spiritual a little bit. That's a great benefit.
As one of the scholars says, the difference between the people of Paradise at the end of the day, and the people of Hellfire is nothing more than one hence, Ben.
Then he put his hands here.
The people of Paradise worried about the hearts and the people who affect health, why are worried about what their desires, that's all it was really, it really came down to.
And on top of all of that the greatest benefit in fasting is what the spiritual benefit
a lot so that he legislated his religion.
Right, and fastings of the rituals of the religion, especially the acts of worship, it says would purify our souls, it would cleanse our sins make us more conscious of Allah make us better human beings. So when a person understands now the opportunity, and he's more worthy of dipping into this treasure than the traders, right, who have much less than to get out of it, you understand that when you're approaching Ramadan, you're approaching something like a buffet, there's so much to offer. But if you stand in line for this buffet, that's all you can eat. And then it gets your turn to take whatever you want, but you don't have a plate, they're not going to give you anything, store policy.
We're not going to give you in your shirts, we're sorry.
Likewise, the person has to prepare his heart for the month of Ramadan beforehand, or else you will not get most of these benefits. You will not get most of these benefits.
As the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said for example, whomever does not abandon evil speech,
and acting upon such evil, that Allah has no need for him to event in his food and his drink, right?
You're limiting restricting your benefit if you're not ready to take part in Ramadan correctly.
And the heart is a container. It has to be prepared to carry because didn't the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the heart of the hypocrite is like what he said kelkoo Zima justia like a tilted over a mug. On a mug is upside down. You can't put anything inside it cannot contain goodness anymore. can't contain truth.
So how does a person prepare that hearts of his for the month of Ramadan?
The first step the first thing to do is to prepare
before Ramadan by as we concluded in the saying yesterday auditing yourself checking up on yourself. Like right now we're in the month of what?
Shabbat Siobhan and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about the amount of *un that this is a month.
He also knew
that people are not very mindful of between Roger Ramadan this month when he will ignore it. They don't know what's available in this month. Right?
He says a lot. And this is a month that the deeds are raised to above see that yourself. This is the month of the deeds of the year are going up.
And I love to have my deeds raised to a lot while I'm fasting. And that's what I show is the process of fasting entire month meaning almost an entire month besides Ramadan, except in Shaban or even fasted almost entirely of the reasons why because this is the moment that everything is being sealed and filed and reviewed and going up to a large
so he wishes that his needs go up while he's fast. But often we take up what we take from it. Howdy
Is that it's a time to consider your deeds, to consider your sins, to check up on the diseases of your heart to see what is there to make a search and destroy right in this month of Ramadan so that
we don't keep forgetting to actually implement the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. When I wrote the we learned him in Cerulean fusina. Osaka Marina used to say some of ours and then I seek refuge in Allah, from the evil of ourselves, right? I mean, the evil that our selves push us towards was the ad, Dr. Medina and the evil effects the evil results of our actions of our evil deeds.
We can keep thinking that all the mistakes and all the flaws are in others, many of us are like that we blame others on all our problems. We never stopped to consider what our true problems are. You know why? Because we don't want the headache to sit there and think what's actually wrong with me? How did I contribute to this dilemma? How am I to blame for this shortcoming?
A person does this to put themselves to rest. But in actuality, he does what is actually increasing the disease inside him. You know, when our prophets of Allah horizon says, I'm a member, and I seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our souls and evil consequences of our actions, that repetition every single Friday means that we actually have diseases inside us. There is actually evil inclinations that our souls push us towards, even in Islamic world. Most of the problems you see,
of the people in the Muslim world or Islamic work all over the world, everyone blames the problems on somebody else. Right. And they refuse to admit that part of the problem is themselves. Right? They blame others and they blame the age and what the problem is here. Most of us, transgressing against others, because we don't want the hassle of that, as the bullet says maribo zemana rufina Elisa, Elisa vanina IMC one, right? We believe the age that we live in, and we are the problem, right? The problem is actually in us and our age has no problem bigger than us.
Other than us, meaning bigger than us.
So a person needs to do that to search out. Where's my intention? Right? How can I get rid of the love inside me to be the one commanding and people listening? Right? How can I get out of me the love of being faithful if I had to step down from my position right now? Would it hurt me? Right? Would it bother me?
A person to pull out all of these things to pull out of yourself your constant forgetfulness of the hereafter. these are these are issues this loveliness, heedlessness, this is an issue this is not normal.
How can I stop my eye from being so dry? Right? I don't cry. I don't know how to cry. That's a problem. That's not normal.
You know, normal normal.
he'll send me photos and messenger to me. For Karla, Nutella, Mona,
bonito, whatever they don't get here.
us, hi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He says the prophet SAW Selim gave us a sermon that I never heard anything like it before in my life, you want to hear the sermon, the sermons about 510 words. The sermon is if you knew what I knew, you would laugh little and cry much. So as he says that, the companions or the companions, they covered their heads, and you could hear them whimpering. That's normal. That's a healthy heart. That's no diseases involved or very little. Alright.
So a person that you are not there to be honest with you, you're not there and I'm not there. So of the first ways to get ready for Ramadan is to audit yourself and to clean these things outside of you.
Because we can start building before we clean the trash out first, you know, if you have a bucket, and there's some water, some mud in the bottom of the bucket, you can pour the cleanest water inside, all the water is going to turn black. So you have to remove the poisons first before you start planting. If you go and buy some property and some land and you want to build on that land, would you enter and it's filled with rocks and filled with majestic like filth and trash and the likes. Can you build on that? No, you have to clean everything out first, right to remove and then you will
as they're gonna mess it up. Exactly. You have to filter out detox before you start decorating. Yes, you have to understand you know many people don't understand why they repent or they improve
Little bit, right. And then they fall back and they improve and they feel bad or they do good deeds and they don't feel the effect.
Because you didn't close the wounds first, like your cut right, and you're getting a blood transfusion with you still didn't stitch up the hole. So you're putting in one side getting out the other. So you're reading for and here, but you're listening to music there, right? you're praying here, but you're backbiting then you have to clean out the diseases and then you start improving yourself. That's why one of the reasons we can't climb because the procedure is incorrect. That's one of the reasons why people enter Islam and fall back outside of Islam.
Because just because he entered is not mean that rid of his *. But he has to be developed now he has to be nourished.
So step one, is to stop being distracted and actually check inside, you know, we live in this modern world.
And this modern lifestyle is very, very busy, very distracting,
right? So many things to distract you from yourself and focusing on yourself. You know, we live in this very, very killer consumer society, right, you just want to consume, right? You want to consume your desires, right food and drink and looking at this and look magazines every time you go to the cashier in the supermarket 1,000,001 ways to bake a pie, right and a million ways to hook a turkey and a million right or wrong. We're trying to figure out new ways to please ourselves. That's what our desires. Also you want to consume as many followers as possible, you want to have as many friends on Facebook as possible, you want to have as many people talking to you and agreeing with
you as possible, consuming, consuming, consuming, consuming.
And this is what causes all the problems in our lives and strips all the good from our lives. You know, we live in a life, even the advancements of our age, they're supposed to make our lives easier. And they're supposed to save us time, right around, like comparing the washing machine in your house, to your mother or grandmother had to take the clothes and walk to the stream, right? And sit there and do it on hand, throw it back in the bucket and go find the rope or a tree. How long does that take? So the advancements we have now is supposed to save us time. But yet we see that we do save time sort of kind of with the time has no bottom right? There's no blessing lifted our time.
We're not getting more done really.
And yet our lives are filled with more complications and more problems of the reasons for that as these things that distract us even like they claim or they have the potential even of helping us. The greatest thing that could worry a person is him being distracted from focusing on himself. You know, it's one of the scholars he says in Napoleon, john Lee him.
People made their lives for other than themselves. So Allah forbid you from being like them.
You're referring to the verse of Allah. So he said,
Let's akun who can live in and so while that's
a common facet, don't be like those that forgot about a month, meaning they forgot about themselves, well wishes for you to succeed. So they forgot about Allah so Allah cause them to forget about themselves. And they are those that were rebellious. You know what the I am before this is
it. I will an episode map a demo about fear Allah and look forward, question yourself, see what you're presenting tomorrow. And if you don't, you're going to be like those that forgot about Allah. And so he calls them to forget about themselves, they lived for others, you lived your life for others, I others, meaning what are those that agreed with you,
your friends, and your family and your support, there's those that agree with you those that make you feel good being around them, or you live it for those that disagreed with you, you want to argue with them and disprove them and refute them and triumph over them and
you live your life for others. And thus we don't live happiness in our lives. So the first most important thing for a person to do to prepare for Ramadan. The mission of Ramadan is to cleanse all of this out by questioning himself to search in this search and destroy mission for the diseases in the sense of his life in his heart.
So he said feeling that it's truly an opportunity so much to offer a buffet of players, right. The second thing is to question yourself in preparation for Ramadan. The third thing is to prepare yourself by accustoming yourself getting into the habits. So we cleaned out the evil now or we're consciously doing that.
We we've set up our time and
Our we can sit alone and be focused on ourselves a little bit. And now we want to fill that heart out filled that heart with goodness, filled with loving muscle.
Right and fearing a large surgeon, and feeling reassured by being near to Him, and enjoying his company, and truly being interested in what he has like to truly want truly wanted I was offering
the home of the hereafter the pleasure of this world
right to be pleased whatever he decrees to fill the heart with these mediums How do you fill the heart with these meanings? The Quran right
but to live with the brand right to live with the is
to not make your your concern before and then during Ramadan so we get through a page it's the next page get through page get to the next normal to live with the
some of the I like it's so beautiful how a lot of surgeon blended in his book, The rulings with the belief system with the ethics of like we recite our rules you ever thought about that? Our law in Islam is recited it is Forgive me sung in a Quran in a melodious tone in our solar lights good all one package.
Allah says For example
but certainly among older lady to God Luca physio Jia was the techie in a body or level yes now to how Allah has heard the one that complaints of her husband's you owe Mohammed to
that come dialogues with your Mohammed and complaints to Allah plaintiff's complaint to a law which is presenting that to the province or problem, and Allah hears your dialogue.
And Allah is all hearing all see.
And then a lot as it goes on to describe the event of the woman and the ruling with regards to this man who said to her, You are like my mother to me.
Okay, almost like a divorce. Okay, it's called the hot Latina woman community, right.
But to live with this area of law has heard the one that has complained. Right? I would say about this ayah sapan. mn was the same role as what Glorified is the one who's hearing encompasses all sounds, she says, the woman who's speaking to the brothers also live in the same room as me. And I couldn't hear some of what she was saying. And Alonzo just says, I have heard
to live with these. And then to apply that in your life. Right? So apply that. When was the last time we ever vented our complaints almost kind of what's odd
as your whole body slams in with the what was
right, I broadcast I release events best that means to let go because you have to vent to somebody. So speak to a lover for you to live with desire.
I had to let them go sorry, let them go. So a lot of zildjian only to
himself. They say when he was to recite that
I'm saying I only release my my grief to Allah. He would recite it and salt and fetch it. And he would cry so hard. You could hear him crying in the last rule is no microphone. Right? You hear him crying in the last throes to live with the eye yet.
And speaking your own horn, it was said when he was traveling or walking with his companions, a woman stopped him and he sat there as the halifa. Later on, he was listening to him. And he kept listening to her and he kept listening to her till the men said, have a center you know, your we got to go, you're on you're keeping you're holding us up.
He said you don't know who this is. This is the woman who Allah has said Allah has heard her complaints. So I'm gonna sit there and listen to her even until nighttime.
So to live with these ads, this is how you fill your heart with nearest to a law and an understanding of what Allah subhanho wa Taala till the end of it,
to read the stories of the prophets and to live these stories, to feel like you're with the profits and how they fought to give their power and how they had to go through the ordeals with their enemies and to feel like you're loyal to them, you lived through them and how they had to deal with their own and the diseases that they had and how they tried to fix it. And even the believers weren't exactly perfect. And still he was trying to carry them to the doubt, to live with this brings you a different atmosphere in your life.
So that's filling your hearts with clay.
And then there is you getting yourself accustomed is how you prepare for Ramadan accustoming yourself with the with the physical acts of worship.
But to realize, though, is very important that the physical acts of worship that you do, they are a means to purifying your heart. They're the tools they use to purify your heart. So when we say for example, you increase your sauna, you increase your snowfall, you increase your charity, you the reason you're doing that is for a bigger meaning. Your body is just the vehicle. So when we say perfect, you're solid before Ramadan gets here, get used to perfecting your solid externally and internally, meaning slow down. start focusing nothing is greater than on what we say I mean it. And also internally, try to understand the meanings and understand what you're doing, and all of them to
make your God increase the acts of worship that you do. These are the most important ways to prepare for the month of Ramadan to accustom yourself and to build
in you that determination to worship Allah Subhana Allah was on.
Next, you prepare for the month of Ramadan. by scheduling for yourself properly. This is a big subject.
But a very important
to have an actual real plan, a detailed plan. So plan Yes, I'm gonna break my own plan on fasting and
then we'll go home and sleep and I'm
sure that's fine. But
the intelligent person first of all knows that if you plan superficially, okay, you're not going to be able to master your plan nor is your plan going to be well, and you failed and planning properly. And we said last night that a failure to plan is a plan to
to fail if you want to get out of them Avantika legislated Ramadan for you need to plan right.
So you need to have scheduled for yourself.
And then you have to have a way to measure yourself. So I plan on reading some fun Ramadan, how much do you plan on reading? Okay, that's fine. So you want to do Hudson huts means what that means one just every day, okay, how am I going to juice out every day? Practically speaking, right.
And then you have to also have a way to measure yourself now and to regroup and and check yourself after seven days. Look, if it's not worth it to you to pencil it out on a piece of paper, then you're not serious.
It is not worth it to write it down and sit with your family. And then your wife's gonna tell you no, no, wait, what we do shopping on that day, right through, to sit there and consult and bang ideas back and forth and understand there's a bigger picture here, life doesn't stop and Ramadan, right? You do a little extra dedication, yes. But you have to understand exactly how you're going to get it done.
Or else you'll not be able to continue very low, you can only postpone certain things for certain amount of time.
And also to prioritize your obligations first.
So our parents, we don't ignore them to the pre thought, all right, and you don't prep them, we'll leave at the expense of missing a lot of inches. Right? This many people fall into this. These are the tricks that I found those to cause them to falter and become disheartened and not be consistent.
So part of your planning that you're going to need a certain amount of hours of sleep and Ramadan, eat to put that in your calendar. Or else you're not going to be able to stand there awaken solar part of your planets and not to eat so much without any thought right? So that you don't throw up and throw away so that you can breathe. And by the way, there are people that have actually thrown up and put away. Right? Let's say you don't throw up how in the world who's supposed to focus. If you're about to throw but you didn't i didn't throw up at hamdulillah or if you're not sleeping right our units, then they're sleeping in the sauna, then you haven't gotten much. You haven't
gotten much out of it. And if you're going to sleep much that means you have to be very careful. The people that stand outside After all, we talk about gas prices for 45 minutes, right? He has a tentative t it's gonna be probably 1030 whatever Milan starts and finishes at what 345 or four o'clock, Pennsylvania. You have to plan for this. You have to know why why sisters sisters, I hope you hear resistance. You don't have to
husbands Don't get mad at me. Okay, it's just my battle that I fight with everybody. She doesn't have to spend three, four hours every day cooking. If love we need to get out of our heads and this is not a feast. This is a fast so we want to drop the eat and turn it into a fast right? The promise I'll send them would not have a fire lit in his house for two months. Okay, that means no cooking. That means no means. Okay? Meat is bad for you to begin with. We're not gonna turn this into a medical discussion, but minimize the cooking right
Spend some time with your children in Ramadan, right? spend some time with your do something beneficial.
Cook fine cook something smaller cook cook lists, we don't have to invite them all the time and Ramadan and set up the time he's not able to one of the setup from the guards on give me a minute to tell him stop the sun. If you stopped the sun, I give you a minute, right? This is just a bit exaggerated or he's just stressing the point because he knew the man wastes his time and honoring your guests is an obligation. Don't get me wrong. But the point is sometimes we put ourselves in situations that in reality are not very necessary. They're really not necessary. And if you're serious about your Ramadan, you will not subject yourself to these things.
So he said scheduling to prepare by scheduling correctly.
for human nature. What's human nature?
mistakes definitely human nature is that everybody begins strong. And then they
Yes, this is normal. This is normal. This is expected. And if you don't expect this, you're not very intelligent.
Look, compare the amount of people that get memberships to the gym and come the first month versus those that come consistently until the year membership is over. This is normal. Human beings are like this. Everyone starts to die and then hardly anybody finishes. Everyone goes to the gym hardly ever anyone is consistent with it with Dean as well. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that this is normal. And he said including the Imani children, that for every act there is a point of void of energy right point when you're energetic and motivated and you're on full steam. When he could Leisha rotten photron every time a full steam begins to wean and and weaken he sets a
low rpm so whomever right falls or weakens to my son now he is saved. And whomever we can sue a degree other than that meaning lower than he is doing is destroyed.
So when we begin the month of Ramadan, you begin maxing out within reasonability All right, try your best to be reasonable.
And know that it's gonna come a time is gonna come when you're gonna like, I'll just pray for Cassidy. Right?
I'll go home and get some rest
that night that you feel like it's not so important that night you don't feel so energetic, that is that make you or break you.
It will not be that difficult to define yourself later but do it now. Nothing will weaken you from acts of worship like progressing I will I shall tomorrow I'm gonna procrastination they see this week putting things off is the grave in which you bury your opportunities. When you see that moment of weakness. No, this is the crossroads. This is what's going to separate the men from the boys as they say. If you're able to put up now that's it won't be as hard.
That hump once you get past that hump you become smooth sailing from then on there on hours. So what are some of the things that can help a person get past that hump and be consistent to the end of Ramadan because you know, everyone's there the first week, then the second and third week the numbers and then they try to put up another weekend the last 10 of Ramadan. Some of them do some of them for shrine.
First of all, we said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the first
in Sha van more than he ever would. There is a had an incident during the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, You even possible shotgun.
Shotgun is half over an attack over yesterday
and do not fast.
The scholar said What this means is because I invest in almost all of shotgun. What this means is if you're not used to fasting already,
if you're not used to fasting already, then it would harm you to try to accustom yourself in the last few days before Ramadan, and this could weaken your drive in Ramadan. But the point is the opposite though, that a person gets themselves accustomed to something before Ramadan starts. It's like stretching before a race, you don't get a cramp. Once you start, you're gonna find it a little easier to do that. And
the second is to understand the meanings behind what you do. Right? You're not just simply fasting because you're withholding from food and drinks is a bigger concept here, right? You're not simply standing just because I'm supposed to hurt myself here and just get tired, right know the profits of the loss and actually said a little bit later.
Send me lemons. Liam he ledgerwood Aakash
yummy elesa perhaps a person
that is fasting gets nothing from his fast. But what
translates for me hunger and thirst. And perhaps the person standing meaning in prayer at night? It's nothing from his standing except loss of sleep. No, no, you're doing something much bigger. Keep that meaning in mind that helps you stay up. I'm fasting now. Because Allah wants you to fast now.
Right? I mean, well, it's a very beautiful concept.
is the definition of Islam. Sincerely surrendering to a look, this cup of water is how long? A minute later it's Helen same cup of water. What's the difference? He said so, right. Very beautiful concept. Bring that to mind. helps you a great deal. Right? Standing the dam. Same thing. By the way, here's a very cool tip for family.
Just knowing this one. It'll help you a lot either with or the law.
He said that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said men commonly commonalty ma'am hatay Ansari, kuchibhotla OPM, Allah Allah, whoever stands with the Imam until the Imam leaves it is written for him that he prayed to pm for that entire night. So the Imam is going to do what an hour, hour 15 minutes. You guys are legit women, our 20 minutes.
Have you level up?
He raises the bar and shout loudly. So whoever stays with him puts up with him. The man until the man leaves he gets the reward for bringing the entire night family say oh man, I'll put up loads 20 minutes I get the rest of the night. It's a good deal, right?
And once again, to keep in mind that it's not simply about you getting tired. It's about you doing at that moment when your energy drops. The moment you don't want to
you saying no I'm going to do with a loved ones now. Right? It's not really about the physical. You know, there was one brother who read the editor we mentioned yesterday
where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
used to pray until his feet got swollen.
Right. So he read this heading and he wanted to
implement the height. So he went and asked around for the amount that takes the longest and put away. And he'll pray you know, pray that for the two Rockers, you know, he's heard it and he's looking down. So why not solve linear keyframes? It looks not so linear. He went to one of our shields.
And he says, so that she has to listen.
He went to another ship who said this story to my ship. Forgive him. He said to him, listen, look for your heart. Don't look for your feet, right? Stop staring at your feet. They're not gonna get swollen because swelling usually happens with the elderly and the very young guy is probably not going as well though. I wonder how much it hurts, right? Stop focusing on this. Perhaps a person can stand the one hour with with the meanings present and mindful and he can benefit from his Sala more than someone that prays so much more. So the meetings help a great deal to keep you going to benefit you spiritually as well.
And most importantly to admit to Allah subhanho wa Taala that you can't do it without him say Allah I understand that how no other poets a level, there's no right or power except by Alma silver, you know, in our event, when it is said Hi jasola Hi, Alan fella, get up and pray What do we say?
You know, I can't. There's no mind, no power except by your hands. To truly saying that stuff is easy, but and listening to it is also easy. But for you to truly pour your heart out to Allah. This is the key to all claims.
When Allah sees from you that you're truthful, that you genuinely have a need, you know that you need for him to forgive you the Sahaba you know that you need to earn his pleasure. You know that you have sins right now that you haven't repented from and perhaps can't even find the urge to repent from that if you die upon them, you're going to be put in the fire perhaps because of the when Allah sees that from your heart, the support the backup comes in proportion to that realization. So you are acknowledging and admitting that almost
as alive, as me level.
If Allah knows there is good in that heart of yours if he sees good in your heart, he will give you and he said some kind of Allah. Allah Allah can have a level and if they were truthful to Allah would have been better for them.
Truly needing from Allah forgive us. Forgive us this Ramadan and before I close with the receipt
Ramadan is not guaranteed as nothing in this dunya is guaranteed
we thank Allah that we are here at the gates of Ramadan with we don't guarantee
that Allah has the interest to reach the month of Ramadan yet
once we get to Ramadan much of this advice, preparing definitely applies now but the rest only applies in Ramadan. You repenting and seeking forgiveness now is enough is mandatory on you repentance can't wait for Ramadan vital. And in fact they leave the request for forgiveness, delaying your regret delaying your Toba your repentance that in and of itself requires Stobo that in and of itself requires repentance.
So May Allah subhana wa not make us of those that are deceived, or those that continue to procrastinate and do not make him the number one priority in our lives and May Allah fill our hearts with tough will make us of those that give proper respect to the breasts of His mercy and the opportunities that he gives us. Time and time again, a lot of them
will stop here and jaguars though didn't close of course knowing the rulings for the month of Ramadan is essential as part of fasting at correctly and those the brothers don't love that they gave out to their to the books, seven issues related to fasting from site hemorrhage where we didn't get a book asked for a book. And whenever we got a book, you better read the book, unless you memorize the Book. In that case, I forgive him okay.