Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
This talk was given at the Abu Huraira Center on May 25, 2017.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi oedema in all that, again we're talking about the merits and the excellence of fasting. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that fasting intercedes for us on the Day of Judgment. So this isn't the authentic hadith reported by the management of the likes of Allahu Allah he was selling them cm or Walpole and we asked for an eagle abdomen Tiana a poodle swam A or B monarto to an OSHA Fisher for any fee. We have an omen as to who and know maybe lady fish or for any fee foolish of
Allah is messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that fasting and Koran will intercede will intercede for the servant on the Day of Judgment. Fasting would say,
A or B Minato parama Oshawa, oh my lord, I prevented him from eating and from drinking from food in general, and from his desire, sexual desire. So let me intercede for him. That means, you know, accept my intercession and protect him from the punishment because of me, because of me, protect him from punishment or from any kind of chastisement. And the Koran would say, Oh Allah, I have prevented him from sleeping at night, because he used to recycle on his to pray at night. So let me intercede for him. And Alas, penalty, Allah will accept the intercession. So that means when we are fasting, basically, you are gaining credit to the last panel to Allah, preparing for something to
intercede for you. So what this actually shows that fasting will take a personality will take your finger on the Day of Judgment. And this is something part of the unseen, we don't know how this will be.
Another another aspect of swam or fastings that it expiatory since it washes away Austin's and that's a very powerful aspect. So when you are fasting, when you are experiencing the hunger, and the thirst, and the tiredness and the disruption of your daily routine, remember that this is not in vain. It's not in vain, because fasting is one of the best explanations of since kafala, it's like a follow up from Allah subhanaw taala.
And we know that in Islam, oftentimes you will find a lot of the kuffaar out or the explanations if you do something wrong, is that actually you fast. So for example, someone who may makes it very hard, he says to his wife, you are like my mother to me, we know that this person cannot go back to his wife, unless he obviously freeze a slave. He cannot find this cannot afford this. He
fasts 60 days, he for 60 days, and a person who kills another one. Without intention by mistake, it could fall off of a little hopper for murdering someone by accident, you didn't intend like you driving someone, you know, just pushed into your way, and you happen to run them over and they pass away. You didn't intend to kill anyone. But if that person dies, you have to make a follow which is fasting 60 consecutive days.
So it shows that fasting is such a great act of worship, and it creates some of the great and grave consequences of some of our actions.
And there's a hadith reported were among the Allahu anhu he when he was the halifa he was with the companions of the prophets of Solomon. So he said, you can follow Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu and he will send them a few feet and Who among you knows the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam about the times of fitna. So are they familiar man? Oh, my. God knows that they finance the Hadees. So he wants him to talk about it. He wants him to talk about it, because they felt would not speak so often about these things. But Omar wanted to speak about it because how they first called Haffield Assyria Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, he learned a lot of things that the President did not
disclose so much or so often to the public, because he used to ask very
intelligent questions. And for example, the names of the hypocrites. The person was informed by a lot about the hypocrites who pretended to be companions. So the person knew them by name. He didn't disclose the names except for except to. Are they familiar man? This is where they came to him and they said, Danny Oh as a maniototo. Lawyers are selling for Mana 15 did the Prasanna mentioned
My name when he told you about the book grits, was that one of them. Or they phoned him and said, What would you have done bad luck over your luck? He said, No. And I'm not going to answer this question. If anyone asked me after this. So because I'm really like he was pushing hard to answer this question. So one day, they've asked the companions of the woman he wants to speak out. So he says, Who amongst you knows the Hadith of the prophets of cinema, the Phaeton defeat and towards the end of time,
however, all the Allahu anhu he doesn't want to go there. So he gives an answer. And he says, fitna to Roger Lee O'Malley, he was out he took a photo of Salatu, WA samosa. He says, The fitna, the general Phaeton, the trials, the tests, the mistakes that we fall into. Usually, when it comes to how we treat our families, our kids, and how we deal with our money, sometimes we don't make optimal decisions, sometimes we buy something we're not supposed to buy, or we don't place the money where it should be. Or sometimes we might get some money from shady sources, right? We all sometimes go into these shady areas, sometimes maybe knowingly, sometimes unknowingly. And
and even the trials that we have with our neighbors, meaning not giving our neighbors their rights, which is something hugely neglected these days. However, when a man says all these sins and shortcomings will be created, by Salah, praying and by cm fasting, and by sadaqa, that you give. So that shows that fasting is actually a great
act of worship that expedites and removes our sins. So when you are fasting, you should imagine and you should really visualize that your fasting is removing a lot of your sins. If you do it sincerely for Allah subhanaw taala, just to finish the Hadeeth of the familiar man. When
asked who knows the Hadith of the Prophet, I'm in the fitting.
So they follow the law and who said, you know, the fitna you have in your family and your money, your wealth in your neighbors will be exploited by Salah by fasting and by sadhaka. Among a pub said, Lisa and Heather. I'm not asking about this in any will fit in Attila T. Mu geochronology. He says, I'm asking about the fitna that is so huge, like the waves of the ocean, like the huge gigantic waves of the ocean. And by the way, this is this kind of analogy or this kind of metaphor, we don't really appreciate it for the Arabs, especially in the Arabian Peninsula. The thing that they were scared of the most was writing the sea sailing,
sailing. So the Arabs for them, they would go for death, but not sail in the ocean and the sea. for them. It was like this, this curious thing. So the Arabs feared that the Arabs feared the sea completely, completely. So this was a very big thing. Very big cultural thing among them. So when I'm gonna hop off says I'm asking about the fitna that is like the gigantic waves of the ocean. He's talking about something truly serious. Truly serious. Okay. So what a funny man said Lisa Lee come and have me on me and he says, or chief of the believers, you have nothing to fear about it for in being a carabiner has been mogul aka because you don't have to fear this fitna is gigantic fitna.
Because between you and this fitna there is a locked door or gate.
I want to have Bob understands this kind of symbolic language is very intelligent. So he says,
I look so we'll babble on mute.
He says this door this gate has between me and the fitness. Will it be
opened unlocked? Or will it be knocked down?
He said bill.
He said I use Alibaba move. So is it knocked down or is it will be will it be unlocked so meaning the door will be opened with peace? Or will it be
an aggressive way to open that fitna? So are they from the man says Ben Luke Serbia, Romania, it will be knocked down the door will be broken.
So I'm on top of the law and shows you the deep understanding of the companions so on top says even Yola, who
says then this door will never be locked again.
The students have heard a familiar man. They did not speak in the presence of Mr. Bob as this haber has this, you know, respect and presence about him people free to ask him even Abdullah bin Omar
Allahu anhu had some freaky opinions that were against the opinions of Bob.
He never disclosed them
until Mr. hapa passed away
that's Abdullah abnormal his son and I'm loving a bass is a keen student of
love not bad bass is a keen student of America. He himself had opinions he only disclosed when he passed away.
His haven this kind of respect about the presence of among the the students of the Fed did not ask in the presence of Rama later on, they went to high def and they said
there's another hot tub and what does this normal pub know?
what it means for the door to be broken?
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is the us know what is this door? What is this? You know, metaphor referring to? Are they from you? And said yes, indeed he knows. He knows it just like you know, before tomorrow is today.
So who's the door
himself. And when the door is broken, it's when he was murdered or assassinated by a boo an emergency. And this is why by death of the second started
Subhan Allah morale man, all the Allahu anhu became the halifa and then later on, start a lot of the feet and started to come from mainly from Iraq, mainly from Iraq. So the coverage appeared. And the roots and the seeds of Shia Islam also started to appear at that time. And this is why during the collapse of mathematically allowed towards the end of it, there was a great fitna to the point where a lot of the companions left Medina because they could not stay in Medina, because of all these people. The coverage we're living in, they were trying to kill us manually. All of them they were in Medina and this point everything about Medina so many of the companions left. Anyway.
Let's go back to fasting some of the excellence of fasting.
The prophet SAW Salem promised a special particular gate in paradise for the fasting people. And he sort of La when he was in them said in the Hadith reported by Bukhari Muslim in the fugen at Baba nucala hora Yan yet Holloman who saw a moneo multi layered Holloman who I don't know either the Hulu overlay philomela Holman who I had for either the holography room, overly hot woman, the whole Sherry woman Sherry Bella Mila Abba, Sadie processor them says, in general, there is a gate called Alma Yan. And Mr. Yan means basically quenching the thirst, new quench thirst, like someone's too thirsty, and they drink water, this kind of sensation being quenched and satisfied. This is what a
young means when you get enough water after thirst. The only the first thing people will intergender through this gate called Orion, and once they enter it, it will be locked. No one else will be allowed to go through it except for those who observe the fasting. And whoever enters this there would drink and whoever drinks they will never go thirsty. And that's obviously in paradise. Let's talk about Ramadan. Ramadan. First of all is the month of fasting or the month of the Quran, the month of Ramadan and the
month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. So there's a special very strong connection between fasting between Ramadan and the Koran.
There's a very strong
And in Ramadan, we know that the devils especially the main the tyrant, one, the gigantic, the giant devils, the giant among the jinns. These will be chained and locked, as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says and the gates of Paradise will be open the gates of Hellfire will be locked. This is only during Ramadan. So this is an excellent some kind of exceptional thing that happens and takes
takes place during Ramadan. in Ramadan there is Laila to the night of power which is greater in the sight of Allah than 1000 months which is about 80 to 83 years. such a profound time in one night. So if a person worships Allah during this night, it is as if they worshipped Allah for all this time.
This is why deeds are multiplied beyond the imagination in this in this night
So fasting Ramadan is a is an excellent tool to to remove our sins The Prophet sallallahu wasallam says in the Hadith reported by Bukhari Muslim says Muslim Ramadan a man and wacky Serbian warfare Allah omata
whoever fasts Ramadan, Eman And out of faith in Allah out of faith in the out of belief in the reward from Allah and in the excellence of fasting with the last panel to Allah and seeking reward to sub seeking endless reward, even though there is hardship, in fasting, there is discomfort. You do this for the sake of Allah so you give up on your own desires for the sake of what Allah loves. Then, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, All your, all the past sins of that person will be forgiven. All of them will be forgiven. I mean, who doesn't want their their sins to be forgiven? We commit sins day and night. Most of the time we are committing sins. So with fasting, a few fast
Ramadan, the whole of it completely, and you do that out of belief in Allah, and belief in the reward from Allah and seeking Allah reward insha Allah. This would expiate and remove all of your sins all of your past since the prophets of Salaam says another another authentic hadith, or Salawat will humps will do more to Elijah Muhammad Donna Ilana Ramadan, Boca Raton lima beans on image tonight I think about
the five daily prayers one after the other and praying Juma after Juma and then Ramadan, worshiping Allah fasting and and praying and recite the Quran Ramadan after Ramadan, This removes the sense This removes the sense specifically if you abandon or a few avoid major sense if you avoid major sins
and and authentically the profits are seldom one day mounted the member he got on remember. So the first step he said I mean,
the second step he said I mean third step he said I mean the companions were puzzled now the process doesn't doesn't do this. So now he's saying I mean three times and we don't know what this was what the context is. So afterwards they asked him they said O Messenger of Allah when you you know stood in the number you said amin, amin, amin three three times. What does this mean? The prophet SAW Selim says in Najib la Illa Allah His Salaam attorney for Paul, man Abdullah kashia Ramadan Flm yo for la vida Hala nerve, the whole law put me in for
you mean to the end of the Hadith which is about metalock li li when a miracle became an agenda
me, football to me, and woman to kill to end the whole film you Sol de la,
La mean for me? So the professor's in the command is asked him why did you say I mean? He said jabril came to me. And he said, Any person who witnesses the month of Ramadan he doesn't get his sins forgiven? Because of what I'm a bond. They may Allah distance him from his mercy and from Paradise. See, I mean, I said me, so that's a direct from the best of the angels. And I mean, it's said by the best of humanity and the best of the creation. This is absolutely an answer to our By Allah, and whoever, you know, lives and witnesses the old age of his parents and he doesn't enter Paradise because of his dutifulness to him to them because of taking care of them. That may Allah
distance him from his mercy and from Paradise See, I mean, I said me and anyone in whose presence the prophets of Sodom has mentioned he doesn't say So allow it or send them then May Allah distance him say I mean I said me and endure in Ramadan Dora is accepted. And Allah subhana wa tada frees people from the Hellfire each night.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says in this hadith reported by Adam and again an insight in the villa if equal Yeoman dwelling unit in otakar, amin, an official Hari Rama been inadequately Muslim in that what I need Oh behalf of eustacia Buddha who
the prophets of Salaam says
in the month of Ramadan
in each night
and in each day, there are people that allow will free from the Hellfire
each night there are there's as there's a quota that Allah will free from the Hellfire each night and they based on what they do based on how sincere they are for our last panel to Allah. And for every Muslim there is that they can call there's a DA that will be answered by Allah that means every day
Every night in Ramadan, so the shows this is a very special time and we should not miss out on this. So what you can do is increase into an increase in worship. So don't forget to make that during the day and during the night. Hopefully you will, you know coincide with that time when the drought will be accepted during that night or that day.
And you know, failing to fast Ramadan when one is able and not exempted. One doesn't have any rock star and they fail too fast. They neglect the fast. This is a grave sin and the prophets Allah mentioned the hadith of slavery metallurg in one part of it, he mentioned
that he came across a people
who were hanged by their hamstrings, sort of by their ankles and hamstrings, they were hanged, or they were hung. Okay. And their cheeks were cuts with scissors, the cheeks were cut with scissors, and they were bleeding, the cheeks were bleeding. So the prophets of Salaam said Who are these
Allah Latina after una familia de la Sol mean? These are the people who eat before it's time to open the fast which is another means people who are going to observe the Hadith in Arabic that part. Hector either come to visa in Djibouti either be a SWAT in Jeddah pull to Mahajan, or SWAT call who had enough for manpower for B for either an omen or a Latina. vrrp be him, moussaka to the home to see you as da da, Allah. Allah, Allah lucky enough to own a cub letter A letter Somi him. So it's a grave sin, to fail to observe the fostering robola imagine this punishment, even the description of it is disgusting, makes you feel sick. So that's it shows it's a grave sin, not to observe fasting
so inshallah tomorrow we will start talking about the rulings of that pertain to fasting. So if you have a couple of questions, we can answer them inshallah. Before we leave any questions.
Any questions? Yes.
No, this is in Ramadan. Ramadan. This is special for Ramadan. People are freed from the Hellfire but Allah subhanaw taala and the day and the night that's only for Ramadan.
Obviously there will be people throughout the year but this is a this is a specific privilege for Ramadan. This is exceptional in Ramadan when you learn here at Taco millenary with Allah kathakali Laila Ramadan
now babayan obviously ideally it's for the people who foster Milan but the people who observe fast outside Ramadan will have more priority.
Yes, so a person who observed the obligatory fast and Ramadan they absolutely entitled Allahu Allah and this is how it seems to be. Because this is a door or a gate for this I mean for the fasting ones. So if you fast Ramadan, all of the Ramadan and that means also the quality of your fast so someone fasts but they keep using bad language, getting into arguments, mistreating others, okay, the level of their fasting or the reward for the fasting is much less and this might affect their eligibility to enter through this gate.
Everything is you know, is relevant there. Any more questions can take one more
when you die
after you die,
that gate only goes you know the gate has nothing to do with you if you die in a state of fasting or afterwards. No. Has nothing to do with the time you die.
Yes, yes, as long as you fast in sha Allah, at least the obligatory fast and shallow you will be qualified for that job
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