Moutasem al-Hameedy – How To Receive Ramadan

Moutasem al-Hameedy
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the history and importance of fasting during the day, as it is necessary for achieving health goals and avoiding drinking alcohol. They stress the importance of staying connected to Allah Subhar and knowing one's intentions to achieve success. The speakers also emphasize the need to wake people to take care of their behavior and not to forget past events like the Spanish flu. They also mention a social organization providing accommodation and food for children and encourage people to help society.
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All priests is due to Allah. We praise Him. We seek his aid and we ask for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides and other lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our devotion and our worship for the Almighty Allah alone. And I'm testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was sending up is His servant and his messenger for you believe, fear Allah as it should be feared, and die not accept as Muslims, meaning in a state of submission to your Creator, or mankind, be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a

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single person from him he created his wife. From them both he created the many men and the women and fear Allah for whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is ever an old watcher over you are you believe? Keep your duty to Allah fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to watch his deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah the Almighty and the best drydocks is that on his prophet muhammad sallallahu I knew he was some of the worst things in the religion are the newly invented letters for all the newly invented methods in

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religion or an innovation and Buddha and everybody that is misguidance

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the Prophet sallallahu ala you've ascended them address the companions were the same

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but the journal couldn't shuffle one more line. The month of Ramadan has come upon.

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It has arrived.

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What was shot on to Festival de agua Gina

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while he laid up to carry on alopecia, men holding him up.

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The month of Ramadan has dried

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it says less this month

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and in it the gates of paradise will be open

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and the gates of the Hellfire will be shut

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the giant, powerful

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devils chirping in our chain and locked up.

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And in this month, there is a night that is better than 1000 months

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who ever fails to seize its blessings than he is the truly deprived person.

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That's how the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed the believers or got them prepared for the month of Ramadan to know what is ahead of them, to try to

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encourage them to appreciate the time and the opportunity and the blessing star ahead of them.

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It's easy to fall into habits, because we've had Ramadan every year, year after year, we get used to it.

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We automatically think of, Okay, we're gonna fast during the day, you automatically think about the meal, we start buying more food than usual, we start preparing ourselves to consume more food than we do in the rest of the year. And then we know that the message, there is a lot it's other we just go and pray.

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And some of us are able just to read a little bit more. And for us, it's more like we go through Ramadan on autopilot. It's like something we do every year. So we go through it, almost access minded.

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But what Allah wants from us in fasting is clear. And he stated in such a straightforward manner in the Quran, Allah says yeah, you have Lavina cootie Valley como Siyam. Combat anti violence, lien I mean, I believe form

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or you believe so yeah. Fasting has been prescribed as an obligation upon you. So there is an obligation from Allah upon you. There's an expectation, there is a duty that you will have to fulfill,

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that you have no choice about,

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has been prescribed upon you as it was prescribed upon those who came before you.

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The context of or perhaps with the hopes

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that you will attain someone faster was made an obligation in the month of Ramadan to help us achieve February to help us develop more TBWA. And Jehovah is something about the heart.

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So just the wire resides in the heart and shines outward. So you could go actually through the actions, the rituals that everyone does during Ramadan and not increase in tempo and that's when your heart is not present in what you do.

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When fasting turns into some deprovision says abstinence meal abstinence from food as if you're doing some kind of fasting for health reasons.

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And what is the sign of this a sign is a sign of this is where you worry so much about your stomach when you're fasting.

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That shows me misses the point.

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And the woman she's one thing that I think all of us have seen

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in the past couple of weeks.

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Go into any store in the GTA walk into any store, specifically on the weekend.

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What do you observe these days

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the stores are sold by Muslims piling up every type of food that you can find on the shelves.

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meat, chicken, rice, sweets, you name it.

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Why? Preparation for the month of Ramadan, you prepare for Ramadan by buying more food and you can sell. If you open your eyes you can tell that there are more things in the stores than any other time in the earth of the year. What's going on? Why? Because automatically we are petrified. We are paranoid that we can have to solve during the day. But that's not why fasting was prescribed. Fasting was prescribed to help us.

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Help us help us. Free our hearts from the root of

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what we do

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Everything we can do to beat that purpose, so someone is wasted.

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Throughout the day we think about the meal we're going to eat at sunset, we make sure it's a good meal. And if there's no good feeling nobody this cooked in the house, we make sure that we place our order in time. So it arrives by sunset.

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Now, there is no issue of your note if you notice yourself.

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But we don't want to miss the point. The purpose

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because the prophets Allah says I'm the one that monitors the minima before given the football. And he said to me three times, something he wouldn't usually do. So the companions were, as always, this is something the Prophet Salam doesn't do the first time they see this. So they asked the promises, and one of them asked the prophets, I said, they also allow NACA for the shame that

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we saw you doing something we never saw you did. We never see. We never saw you do before.

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You said Aaron, three times. He says, Yes, GPU came to me as I was climbing November.

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And he said one of the things he said, When Abdullah Ramadan, whenever

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a person who witnesses the month of Ramadan lives through the month of Ramadan, and they don't get their sins forgiven, may be they be distanced what does that means? May you be pushed away from the Mercy of Allah. Why? Because such a beautiful golden opportunity, you can't miss out on it. You can't afford to think about anything other than Tafawa, you can't. So you're fasting for the sake of Allah, you're abstaining from food and drink and intimacy. Why? Because Allah told you so why, because Allah wants to nourish your heart, Allah wants to give your heart some space, so you can flourish so you can grow so you can spiritually develop, so you can connect to philosophy, when

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throughout the year, your body's trying to digest the enormous amounts of food that we consume. So now it's time for you to channel your energy to your heart, rather than to your stomach.

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That's what Ramadan is about. So you should be enjoying the fact that you are able to override a basic desire that you are used to all the year. Now you're able to override it, and challenging and conquering.

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To give you a heart, the upper hand and why in obedience to your word, Allah subhanaw taala. You need to live those meanings. As you buddy experiences, their hunger and the thirst Your heart needs to experience that growth and that connection, the meaning.

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Law says again,

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only for a number of things. You can do it. And you can do it not only physically but you can do it spiritually. You can stay connected to Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, Allah, fasting is a blessing.

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It's a blessing from Allah, it's an opportunity Allah gives you that push that you need, because we lacked the willpower to do it for ourselves. So Allah offers us the opportunity by making it an obligation upon us. So we have to do it. And then who would start to see and realize the beauty of it. So it's important to remain aware that the point behind fasting and everything you're doing from above step one.

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Step one is opportunity, because the prophets was themselves into heavy, what's up my journey will share

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these levels,

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and the powerful ones among the evil genie or chain, they are not capable of spreading corruption as they usually do, they are changing. So it's an opportunity that you have more space to grow spiritually to benefit.

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It's a time that you don't get in the rest of the year.

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So seize that opportunity. The point is to be aware of that what we have and a few things that's going to arrive is something tremendous. It's not to be wasted.

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You know how many people on the journey of judgment, who may be just healthy they could draw a bomb goofy, oh, only thing that will lead them to enter paradise rather than they'll fire

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up millions

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Have people

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on the Day of Judgment,

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who probably if they did not make good use of Ramadan, they would have to have spent time in the health Hellfire to account for the sins and then maybe the tremendous and huge amounts of reward from Allah come to the rescue. Maybe you're one of them. So don't just go through the motions of Ramadan go consciously, fast, consciously.

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And we know that Allah is the month of

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Allah says shuffle on my mind, and that

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would have been us when they get out in the middle of the month of Ramadan.

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In images or honors reveal it. Allah chose the month of Ramadan, to reveal the Quran and at the most profound blessing that Allah has ever offered the humaneness.

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That's more important than food, it's more important than drink it's more important than your family is more important than your sight than your hearing that anything that you will give him is guidance, the Quran the Divine Words of Allah to wake you up to inform your why you're here to tell you what you're supposed to do in this life.

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Allah chose to reveal it in the month of Ramadan, right? Special things are only given given special times. Special occasions when Allah is so dear to Allah is so special and that's why Allah subhanaw taala makes it a special season for good deeds. Jehovah Madonna lady

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who did the inerrancy

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of the Quran was revealed in it as violence as silence for the goodness of mankind, to wake them up from their slumber

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to give them an opportunity to worship Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and this is the Malik COVID. As he describes the prophets of Allah, He says, We know that he was the personal servant and assistant of the messages. So he saw

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the Prophet SAW sent more frequently than anyone else, especially in his private hours. And he says capitalists will Allah He sal Allahu Allah. He says, in one in a second, he says no, of course, entered the mess, the Messenger of Allah, He says it was the most generous people.

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And we know from this year of the profit sources, every time he had money, he would just take what he needs for a day or two, and then he would give away every old arrest, he would share it with everyone, why would they keep it because for him, provisions from Allah was just to help him get by until he makes it to Allah subhanaw taala he never thought about money. As we think about it today, we attach our personal value to it, we attach our social value to it, we want social status. But the prophet saw Sam knows that money is utility just helps you get buy in this life until you make it to Allah.

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So he says a little while he's alive, it was systems it was just what can I do a denial if you have a MOBA and he was the most generous in the month of from Allah.

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Why? Knowing that there is something so special about Ramadan, something so unique about Ramadan that you don't find another another themes, and we know that the early generations used to get themselves ready for Ramadan. Six months after Ramadan they would call upon Allah desperately to accept everything they offer them Ramadan.

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So they realized it was about how much their hearts achieved in Ramadan and in the hopes that Allah would accept that. And then this was sequence six months, six months, they would ask the losses and I wanted to help them live until they witness the month of Ramadan because it's something so valuable. So we need to wake up to the planning of this month. You need to take this month seriously. You know, at least forget about the past this year. Because who knows? Who knows who among us is going to live till Oregon next year. Who knows.

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So make the point that this Ramadan this year you're going to do it for the sake of Allah not gonna say

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make make it for that you do it but do it for the sake of Allah because Shavon will try to stop you from doing good. But when he realizes that he can't stop you from doing good,

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he will let you do it. But with a caveat.

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He will make sure you do it without his affiliate

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without intention

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or for the wrong intention

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so that you don't even get rewarded by it so that you don't get out

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A couple of hours from it, you just go through the motions.

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And if he sees that he cannot corrupt your intention,

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he will be okay with you just going through the motions, unconsciously, habitually. You just read your first like everyone else. It's a social gathering, or it's a social occasion. family does it people do it in the massages, we do it together. Oh, it's such a beautiful social atmosphere.

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Like Salah you get together with everyone, the Imam has a nice resuscitation, yeah, enjoying it, right? Beautiful events, enjoy it.

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And you know, wake up, change your sleep pattern, and so on and so forth. Many people actually enjoy that, not because it's for the sake of Allah. But because for them, it has a lot of, you know, nostalgia and memory.

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And maybe it's a good opportunity for social gatherings as they enjoy that kind of socialization. You know, that's gonna happen anyway.

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But make sure that this does not turn into your intention, but your intention is truly to please Glaus assignments to do for the loved ones, for you to be an obedient service.

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Just make it clear to Allah, Oh Allah, You commanded me and I would love to please you and do what you want. And that's what I'm doing it. Let this be the spirit that carries you through all of Ramallah I can only have

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that having to do with it. So that was to get

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us home.

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So the point today

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is number one,

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to just try to wake ourselves up to realize what we are about to enter the month we are about to enter.

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That it's an enormous thing. It's not it's not a normal occurrence. This is a time when everything in the universe changes, is everything is primed for good. The prophets or sudden even mentions that in this month, there is a knife that is better than 1000 months, and anointed. That's better than 1000 month, that's a five time of almost empty plus year, 80 plus years.

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That's a lifetime and you're talking about one tonight.

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So that shows this is the time that is so special, so unique. That the rewards that the profit is multiplied beyond your imagination. The messengers our southern says Kulu.

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IGCP all of the actions that son of Adam does they offer him overhead you do that to get rewarded? You can you do that you get the benefit, Allah says except for CRO fasting, it's for me, there is something special about cm that Allah subhanaw taala claims it to himself. And he says I will reward for that. And he doesn't even mention what is the reward. Why? Because it's something you cannot even fathom, you cannot even imagine. You cannot even wrap your head around.

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So we need to understand what we are about to engage in. It's not a joke.

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It's not a normal event. It's not just afternoons or evenings you are entering into a very special time, time that Allah made special. So it should be special for your heart first and foremost. And how can you make it special?

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By being conscious as you thought that you were doing that in obedience, and that's the meaning of the Hadith of the Prophet Solomon he says Muslim mother Milan and the man and the wife you serve.

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Anyone who fasts the month of Ramadan ina our faith in Allah's command,

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and our faith in Allah's reward, what you seven, also hoping for Allah's pleasure and reward doing that for Allah to please Allah, so you need to be conscious of that. Then the center of that person will be forgiven.

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What else can you do? This allows when you when you pray, make sure you are standing before Allah Yes, you enjoy the social environment, the beauty of the voice of the man but make sure and don't forget that you are standing in the presence of your Creator. He hears you. He sees you

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and invites reaching your thoughts reaching your intentions reaching so make sure that you are present with Allah says Allah Allah to Allah

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read or arm

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these are the the very words of Allah He spoke them and he revealed them

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And he gave them to us to guide us. So engaging them, read them, knowing that they are of divine origin, that these aren't divine words,

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that you are reciting the words of ALLAH and all the time. Imagine how pleasing that is to Allah. When you do that prophecy,

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nobody else gives

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the massage business job. They have a spa every day, every night, the profit center says Colossae in Canada, every whoever provides the food for a Boston person that they can open their fast on, then you will get similar reward. Imagine the abundance, the generosity of Allah Allah to Allah, so sponsor on either fully if you're able to contribute to one of these to a portion of the of that as far from that day, approach the administration in the masjid until the above contribute even if I even if what I can give can only feed one person, you get the reward of a first in person

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and look at other charitable avenues where you can give out for the sake of Allah

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give from the money that belongs to Allah Allah He entrusted you with that you hold my money

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given for the sake of Allah, so you save it for yourself, you say you invest it for yourself and you will be rewarded that

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and distinctly finally today the production is going to be from the Social Development Society, who have a very profound and really very impressive project in.

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In Bangladesh. We have a school for four girls and an orphanage. And they provide accommodation, clothing, food and education for all thing hills, small girls, they teach them the Quran, where they learned on arises and they teach them a full educational curriculum where they prefer them for life. So when they become adults, they're able to take care of themselves and hopefully inshallah get married and took care of their families such a profound thing. So may Allah subhanaw taala remove them, and they have a huge number and they are expanding and there is a huge need. And they've been there for more than 20 years doing great work. So they are today here to connect the funds so the

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connection will go to them. So please help them out generosity, and the prophets of Allah says and our Kefalonia to me, when I look at the data team up agenda, I am the person who sponsors an open person are like these two fingers in German together. So that's an opportunity again, before we move on, and we know the setup they used to give their soda and their Zakah before Ramadan, we don't do it in Ramadan because we say we want more reward. But those people have better understanding about the religions, they would give them other contents before Ramadan, why to help people and the poor people go through Ramadan without the need for us.

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And we know from the Hadith, of the Prophet SAW Selim and the meanings of the Quran that you sadaqa gets you more reward when it falls in a place where it's most needed and the time where it's most needed. So, we need to be generous we need to take into consideration as well the needs of the people. So again, help this society and this school may have lost contact and move them along.

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