Journey Through Ramadan

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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Shafi more serene.

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We've listened to the verses and saw a little Bacara where Allah subhanaw taala really gives the overall framework of fasting and

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for in Islam understanding

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whether we are talking about the fit here requirement in a technical sense, or the spiritual dimension, the dimension of the heart in this act of worship, they are found in the Quran.

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The best source for them is the Quran. Fick is derived from the Quran. It's the main source

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work of the heart is derived from the Quran. And

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the scholars of Islam, they would usually build their fear

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and their spiritual life around the verses of the Quran. So when they are reading the Quran, it's a revision of Islam, it's a revision of their knowledge. So when they are, for example, doing their daily with their daily reading their daily portion of the Quran,

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they are reading these verses, let's say in Surah, Al Baqarah, the fear of fasting as they are reciting these four verses, and skeletal Bukhara about a page and a half. The Thick of fasting plays out in their mind in its details.

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For us, it looks like titles, general titles and themes. But for a scholar for a person of knowledge, who is really ordered, and arrange their knowledge around the Quran, around the words of Allah, you will find for them. What seems to be like one word for you. Behind this, there's something like a drop down list, or menu.

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And it plays out in their mind. So they are revising their understanding of faith as they are reading the Quran.

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This is the way to organize our knowledge. Obviously students in there as they try to understand Islam or they try to understand fear, and other issues. They prefer more of the technical explanation, and bullet points and things like that.

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There's nothing wrong with this, if this is a stepping stone to connecting your knowledge, all of it, all of it, tracing it back to the words of ALLAH, because that's the source of knowledge.

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And this is how we can organize your knowledge. And as you engage with the Quran, you're not just revising, or you're not

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strengthening your memorization of the Quran, you're actually doing a revision of FIP Aqeedah of Al miroir

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of everything in Islam.

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So Insha Allah, today we will talk about the spiritual dimension of fasting and Ramadan. And we will talk we can't really give this justice without also laying out the 50 foundations of what fasting really means and how we can commit to it. Because these two areas are not separate.

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They are not separate. One of the most spiritual actions by some of the scholars of Islam would be to study. Many people think, Oh, this is just your study studying the legal system. It's it seems dry, the reality that this is not the case with the earlier scholars, with the area of scholars, this was an act of devotion. And the legislation or the legal system is from Allah subhanaw taala. So you will notice as you're dealing with the wisdom of Allah, the Mercy of Allah, the knowledge of Allah, you would you would get to learn so much about Allah subhanaw taala and how he deals with his creation and how his legislation purifies your heart. So these are important elements that we need

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to bring together. So we would go over we'll go over the verses inshallah and try to draw as much as much benefit as possible. Allah subhanaw taala says, How do we live in a shebang regime? Yeah, you have lady in Cote Valley, Kumasi, yarmulke, makuti, Valhalla, Latinamerica, Polycom, la Contacta. Con, or you believe. So the basis for fasting is Iman and faith.

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You want to elevate the level of your fasting. You need to elevate the level of your Eman and your faith. It's based on your faith. Yeah, Johan Lilina. Hammond cookiebot Aliko Muslim fasting has been prescribed upon you has been made an obligation upon you just as it was made an obligation on those who came before you.

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Come to Takuan perhaps or with the hopes that you would attain Taqwa

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Taqwa.

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So the point behind fasting as Allah subhanaw taala clearly states in the first verse that talks about fasting is what? Turku?

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No no, I want to ask you a question.

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In essence,

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and in principle

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is Iman and Taqwa two different things.

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If you think so, put your hand up.

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Put your hand up where I can see them. Don't hide behind the person before in front of you. Okay, brothers, sisters,

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who thinks in essence, we're not talking about details.

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That taqwa and Eman we're pretty much talking about the same thing.

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Put your hand up again don't hide.

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Sisters. Okay. So this team wins. And they are more actually more closer to the truth.

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When we are talking about Taqwa

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we are really talking about a feature of iman.

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You can't if you are increasing in Taqwa you're increasing an amen.

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If you are increasing in Alberta,

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Allah Subhan Allah says Lisa, Deborah, and to Allah Would you write that reality of birth, sometimes translated as righteousness? Right is that it's not about you turning your face to the east or the west. We're talking about taqwa, Bill Eman.

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Okay, we're talking about rush

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of rushed. We're pretty much talking about the same phenomenon, different aspects, wrong timing.

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But

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we're talking about pretty much the same thing. So interestingly, fasting is based on Iman, it's an act of faith. And no one would invest truly invest in fasting and do it right, unless they have Iman in their heart.

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Unless they have a heavy man in their heart, and they won't be rewarded for it unless they have Iman in their heart. Because if they don't have Eman, they won't be doing it for the sake of Allah. So it starts with faith. And it ends with what Taqwa pretty much the same thing. So fasting starts with iman. And it feeds into Iman it's more like a cycle. So the main point behind fasting is what Taqwa is that your Eman increases, your Eman increases your faith increases your connection to Allah strengthens. There is Hadith that is narrated, reported, attributed to the Prophet salatu salam, although some scholars sort of had issues with the chain of narration, but the meaning is correct.

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Mala Mia, da, O lazuli. Well, maybe he Felisa Allah he had written and he had the upper hand who mashallah who, he who does not give up falsehood,

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and speaking, saying some saying evil, uttering evil, then there is no point that these such a person leaves, their

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their food and their drink. There's no point it doesn't benefit them with Allah. Why? Because you are defeating the purpose behind fasting, the spirit of fasting. It's not the physical aspect is a requirement, but it's not the essence of fasting. It's not the end goal of fasting.

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There's actually the Hadith that is whose narration is chain of narration is dealt it. Is that

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Rob basalt, amen. Lisa Holman, so yummy here in La Jolla, posh. This is Hadith when there is a weakness in the narration, that how often there is a fasting person and the only thing they get from this experience is thirst and hunger, meaning no reward,

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no reward. Why? Because fasting has to be done in faith, faith in Allah. Eman in Allah. Hope in Allah's acceptance, hope in Allah's mercy, hope in Allah's guidance. So when you are already violating this spirit with evil actions with it with sins, that means you're not serious. You're just observing the technical aspect of this act of worship and you are beating the purpose behind it.

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So this is why the point behind the month of sorry the month of fasting, which is Ramadan is to attain Taqwa. So how do I know that I have made it through Ramadan successfully

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when your Eman increases when you come out of Ramadan with a higher level of iman, and more Taqwa if you lost weight, if your skin looks looks clearer,

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if you have made some friends at the masjid, or if you have enjoyed your meals with the congregation, which is a beautiful aspect of our community, then that's for you.

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But the ultimate test of fasting of Ramadan if have you been successful or not? Is has your iman increased? Did you get more Taqwa? Or not? Did you come out of Ramadan with more Taqwa than when you entered it? That's the question.

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Now we don't have a taco meter. We don't have a device that you can order online. What tells you what's your level of Taqwa? But Allah subhanaw taala pretty much gave us something give us some indications. They are not definitive. In the sense I can't be 100

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wasn't sure my email increased, but there are reassuring signs. How? Al Hassan Al Basri says

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hola moto Kaboodle Hamel hola moto Kaboodle Hassan, Al Hassan a tuba

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Hola, Moto Cabul al Hassan Al Hassan Otto bada the sign of your good deeds being accepted and when they are accepted your iman increases is that you will find yourself inspired to do more actions, more good deeds, you will find that your connection to good deeds has become stronger.

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That you are more motivated you find yourself eager to pray more to emulate to fast more after Ramadan volunteer fasting, to give more in charity to remember Allah more. You're remembering the law more you're doing it's the far more if you find the urge to do this. That's a very good sign.

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So the ultimate test we said with Ramadan is that you come out of it with more Taqwa. Let's continue and see what Allah subhanaw taala expects from us. So Allah says fasting, does Allah clarify what fasting is? What does it constitute? Not yet?

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Allah Subhana Allah says

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Could you be Alico Muslim, aka microtubular Lillian and public will Allah come to Takane? Am I gonna do that for a number of days that you can count which is either 29 or 30 days, which is the lunar month

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a Yemen model that someone can I mean, Kumari Amman, Allah suffer invade that will mean a Yemen or now fasting is an obligation. There are people who are exempt from fasting in Ramadan, famine, can I mean come Marinela He who is ill physically, like their physical health, their health is, is weak, is challenged, they're not healthy.

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So this person is exempt from fasting from Academy, Cameroon, oh Allah suffer or someone is traveling. This is the ease of Allah Subhana Allah wants is for us. So hardship is not an essential part of worship. But it happens.

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It's not an end in itself. But it is, because due to our human nature, it's a necessary feature, it becomes a test. So illness disease is an exemption, it exempts people from fasting, what kind of illness and illness? Like I have a headache today. Okay, you know what, let me break my fast and just eat can we do this?

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Yes or no? No, if I feel a little bit of cold, I have a runny nose.

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Because that means I can break my fast. But it's illness. So what type of illness

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so the scholars have delved into the texts, they have delved into the Hadith of the Prophet, salam, Salam. And they found the clues that really make it very clear what type of disease exempts us from fasting or illness.

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It is the illness or the disease, that when you fast, it causes you exceptional hardship and challenge.

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So you're ill but when you first because there is some difficulty with fasting, abstaining from food and drink, but

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there are diseases or there was state of health when you are experiencing them, When you fast, your situation your illness gets worse,

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your illness gets worse or

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your recovery is delayed.

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Or there is extreme hardship.

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Hardly bearable hardship that is caused when you fast in that state of illness, these other three conditions, should we repeat them? When you are your health is challenged. And if you fast, this experience of fasting becomes exceedingly challenging. Like you, basically you can't move around, you can't do what you usually do. And you can't do the basic things. So you're overwhelmed. You're extremely tired, you're extremely exhausted, you weaken your immune system. So that's number one. Number two,

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remind me help me, what's the other condition?

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Delayed recovery. Excellent. Recovery is delayed. So let's say for example, generally speaking, you have this illness and peep it takes people around, let's say, two weeks to recover from this kind of condition. But you know, probably from past experiences from what you know about your health and

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Again, there is no universal parameters here. It's your experience. Some people are stronger than others, some people can handle more. So you know from experience that if you were to fast that instead of taking two weeks, it would take you three weeks to recover.

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That's a reason to break the fast you're exempt. Number three

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was the third one, which we mentioned first.

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It makes your illness worse.

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Sometimes the right people who don't like to take concessions, so they are again, they are suffering from bad health, they say no, I don't want to break my fast so they fast and what happens their disease or their condition deteriorates.

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So here

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it is recommended and sometimes it's an obligation to break the fast okay, so not any kind of illness, these are the three the I mean, the three conditions that have to be there or one of them has to be met at least some kind of income variable, Oh Allah,

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Allah Safar traveling, what kind of traveling

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what kind of traveling where people can break their fast there are rulings that have to do with traveling as to when and what but we just want to mention inshallah the main points.

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Scholars have different

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scholars have differed, the safest, the safest and the most accurate of what is the distance

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of the trip where you can consider it to be suffered, when you can break your fast is around 80 to 83 kilometres.

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Because there has been aerations from the Companions, there'll be Alona Abdullah Abbas Abdullah Ahmad, that they would consider a person is able to break their fast enough fast if they are traveling a distance from Maccha. That is beyond an area called or span.

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A span is to the north east of Makkah.

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And it's roughly close to that distance. So for them, this is how they measured things. If at this distance of the journey is beyond this, then you can open your fast

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then you're exempt from fasting.

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Some scholars have the different a different opinion and this is important. The reason I'm mentioning this is sometimes you will hear different opinions. So there are things about any ruling in Islam that are agreed upon, they are clear in the Quran clear in the Sunnah. There is no room for difference of opinion or different understandings. With these we have agreement. And that's perfect. There are certain rulings where the verses and the Hadith generations from the Prophet and salam seem to suggest more than one meaning. So scholars would have to use their understanding of Islam and figure out at what they believe what seems to them the most accurate conclusion from the

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totality of these texts. scholars don't take the ruling from one text. And that's a common misconception. The ruling usually is taken from a good number of texts. Why and this is the issue with people learning one Hadith or one verse and they say okay, it's clear what this verse For example says. I'll give you an example which relates to fasting to we have to we have Hadith one one narration from the prophets of Salaam and Aisha Radi Allahu Anhu. His wife narrates the Hadith, where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says about this is the process of fasting. Lhasa Jana Lehmann Lim Ubu to knee Yetta. Mina ladle

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fasting doesn't count. There is no fasting for someone who does not have the intention from the previous night from the night before the day of fasting.

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Clear, right. If you don't have the intention from the night, if you have the intention after fajr or I want to fast the day after fajr No.

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But we have another narration from Shelby Allahu Anhu as well. She said Ken rasool Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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you're all either

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Oh, phenol during the day the Prophet Salem would sometimes come during the day and he would ask are in the compiler Manali at aramony Leon, do you have

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food today? Do we have food available at home today? That's the house of the Prophet SAW Selim.

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For in Khulna wait for the program says no, we don't have food all have a nice day the Prophet SAW Selim would say then I am fasting today.

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So if someone takes the first Hadith, they heard it and they say you know, you have to

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I have the intention from the night before, if you want to fast otherwise your your fasting is invalid. It doesn't count. And I'm happening to be again, in the days of Sure well,

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and I wasn't intending to fast. But

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let's say I slept off the vigil I woke up 11 o'clock and I said, You know what? It's only a few hours till maybe I can fast this day. So I want to fast. So someone who only heard the first Hadith and knows the first Hadith, they say, No, you can't fast. Because the Prophet SAW Selim said, He who does not develop or have the intention from the night before they can't fast or they fast doesn't count.

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thinking, okay, that's the ruling. But what you don't know, contextualize is what you know, that's the issue.

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Bring the other Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim himself, sometimes the whole time or before the heart, he would initiate an intention to fast.

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Is there a contradiction? No, the scholars have studied this thoroughly, they figured out the Prophet SAW Solomon, he said, You have to have the intention from the night before this has to do with Ramadan, or the obligatory fast. And the obligatory fast is Ramadan, or making up days that you missed in Ramadan, or another, the oath.

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When you say, if Allah gives me a car, I'm going to fast five days.

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With this type of fast, you have to have the intention from the night before any voluntary fast, you can fast you can start initiate the intention at any time during the day with one condition. You have not eaten. You haven't had any drink. You haven't had any intimacy before that point in the day.

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And your reward starts from the moment you started your intention.

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You see how

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scholars don't take the ruling from one narration or one Hadith or one verse. It's usually a collection and the Hadith, the texts contextualize each other. This is how fic works. Okay, so Allah subhanaw taala says, from incoming committee law, now Allah sefarim, that Amina Yemen, those who are sick, those who are traveling, then they can make up those days they missed later on.

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Clear this is making up the miss days of fasting

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from incoming material, and oh Allah suffering fed determined, I am in hot water, Alan Levine, I will be your corner who fit the atomic bomb on his skin. As for those who can fast, but with extreme difficulty,

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unusual difficulty why either due to old age, old age, or

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due to

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some kind of any kind of, you know, unusual difficulty other than traveling and other than illness, either old age or, generally speaking, generally speaking, let's say

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they are, they've been working hard, they are under so much stress. And if they were they fast, it's really going to be a detriment to their health, not in the sense of getting ill, but it would bend them out. extreme difficulty.

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Then Allah subhanaw taala says, well, a lady in a corner who fit the at home to her mommy skin. So for those people, what do they do? What do they do? They pay a ransom, they break their fast, and they feed one person

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instead of this day,

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what is this, this usually has to do with

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people who are old in age and it's difficult for them to fast it's exceedingly difficult, or people who have a chronic illness, chronic illness because if you have an illness, you miss the days, then you make them up. But if someone has a chronic condition, and there is no hope that they will recover, they will be sick for the rest of their life. They can fast but with extreme difficulty, those people Allah says no, you open your fast and you feed one person for each day that you don't fast. Again, if you're in this condition is going to be all the days of Ramadan, where Allah Allah the angry owner who Videotron by mommy skin,

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feminine Tupperware.

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He volunteers from themselves to take on the difficulty.

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If they think they can handle it, then this is even better for them than the charity than the feeling of one person. One total rental power from

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one to zoom in quantum Telemon, Surrey he who wants to fast and also give as an active chair

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charity that would be great for them, but too fast is better for you. Some scholars say that at the beginning Ramadan was not an obligation. They say it was Zima. Muslims were encouraged to fasted the first day of the first year of Asia. Okay, they were encouraged to fasted before it became an obligation. And that this verse was,

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this is the verse that talks about it and it was abrogated, no secret, it was abrogated, but again, no practical implications. This continue.

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Allah says shadow Ramadan Allah the Wednesday Luffy Hill Quran, the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed

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in the Arabic language, or the scholars when they have also lived on they talk about two things mentioned together connected. They call they call it della telepathy, Juan de la Allah to actually run. Things are not mentioned in the same context randomly. There's nothing random. When it comes to the words of ALLAH there's always wisdom.

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Allah Subhana Allah says shahada Ramadan, the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, that tells you the strong connection between the Quran and Ramadan.

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This is why you hear often Muslims say, Ramadan shahada Al Quran. Yes, Ramadan is the month of the Quran. The Quran was revealed in Ramadan, the Prophet sallallahu when he was sending them Gibreel would join him and review the Quran with him every Ramadan. And the year the Prophet SAW Selim passed away Gibreel came and he reviewed the Quran with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam twice.

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Companions of the Allahu Anhu the tab in the early generations is narrated from many narrations from them, that they preferred

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for the prayer in the prayer of telawi that

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the Quran is completed in total we have

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at least once

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at least once that's recommended, why because it's what the Sahaba the companions the low among the tabby in and the early generations, that's something they observed not as an obligation. But Quran is the Ramadan is the month of the Quran. And if a person's relationship with the Quran does not trip with the Quran does not strengthen in Ramadan, it's unlikely it's unlikely that it will strengthen in other times. So there is the distance between you and the Quran is shortened and Ramadan, so seize the time. And there's nothing sweeter than reading the book and the words of Allah subhanaw taala it is the best form of liquor.

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The best form of liquor people say I want to do my ADKAR Quran is a form of ADKAR one of the best forms of Afghan

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engage with the words of Allah subhanho wa taala. And there is a common challenge that people have with the Quran. Here we're talking about the technical side and the spiritual side, the you know, the share of our hearts and this really, if you want to take care of your heart, there is one solution.

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One solution people say I want to take a course on spirituality. I want to book on how to do Teskey I want to book on, you know the principles of

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spiritual elevation.

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I want to strengthen my Eman. You don't have to take any courses.

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You don't need to buy any books

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will lie It's the Quran.

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It's the Quran. If your heart does not soften with the Quran, nothing's gonna soften your heart

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what are the common obstacles with the Quran? Shall we get some?

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I have a list in my in my mind, but let's get something from you. What are the main obstacles that you find that hold you from truly taking the Quran as a companion, where you read it every day? Where you read it with enjoyment? Where you build that strong bond with the Quran that it becomes an integral part of your life that you can't, you know, live without it. What are the obstacles between us and that state? Because we have to arrive at that state. If we really want to be good Muslims if you want to achieve taqwa, what's the point behind fasting? taqwa?

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What are some of the common common obstacles that hold us from developing a strong relationship with the Quran that we read it recite it with contemplation reflection every day and it's something we look forward to.

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Any common obstacles.

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Put your hand up then speak so I can catch us. Yeah.

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shaytaan but how?

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How what is the experience?

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Since I'm sure I'm trying to again create this one with the Quran

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delay

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okay

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okay delays delays

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what are the what holds again look reflect on your own life?

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What stands now between you or what has stood between you and taking the Quran as a daily companion? Reflect on your personal experience? Don't tell me theory don't tell me theory tell me what has held you What do you think is LSU I don't believe all of us have a strong bond with the Quran that we read it every day that we read a juice every day. I don't think everyone here right let's be honest. So those who don't have a juice every day what do you think in your own personal experience what has held you back from having the Quran closer to your heart?

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Laziness Okay. Laziness what else?

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We have to tax your after months or years of absence

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what

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lack of love what kind of love

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romantic love

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lack of love of what

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Don't be ambiguous

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Hmm

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you know brothers you're not doing that. Well. Let me check sisters. Maybe we can get better answers will get back to you if brothers Yes.

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Understanding Okay, so I'm reading but I don't understand. Excellent. So that's more practical. That's more practical. Another one with the sisters. Yes.

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Social media screen time distractions, distractions, the sister the

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time constraints, are there real time constraints or imagined?

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Imagined time constraints Moreover, distraction, right? Okay, distraction, distractions, very compelling distractions and problem with challenges with understanding the meaning for someone whose lead first tongue is not the Arabic language. Okay, brother. Second Chance. I'll give only two shots. So there was a hand there.

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Okay, okay, so we'll cancel this one. We won't count it. The brother of the back. Yeah. Yeah. yourself.

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Okay, so priorities, messed up priorities. So the Quran is not a priority. Okay. Yes, the Quran is not a priority. We have work, we have relationships, we have other things that are more of a priority. Is that what you're saying? Or did I put words in your mouth?

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Okay.

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Yes, not making it a priority. It boils down to priority. Okay, good. So we have three good reasons. One more.

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Yes.

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Lack of interest, which is lack of love, right? Lack of interest and lack of love. One last one. I'll give just one allowances the brother there

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really

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we have a hard time reciting why.

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So okay, difficulty with the language. Right? Okay, cool.

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These are again, these are common reasons.

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When you start with the Quran, I'm telling you, maybe the first couple of times is going to be fun. Afterwards, you're gonna hit a roadblock.

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First, it was interesting, because it was a new thing. third time, fourth time, maybe fifth time. There's nothing fun about it.

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It's tedious, it's hard, it's challenging, then other things will combine as well. distractions,

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not prioritizing the Quran not having interest, difficulty with the language, not understanding the meanings fully right or not engaging, maybe understanding the basic meanings but not engaging fully. So what do most of us do

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when it becomes a little bit tedious? What do we do we give up? We saw maybe unconsciously we say this is not for me. Or maybe the Quran hasn't opened up for me maybe for

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somebody else. And that's the fatal mistake that we all commit.

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Allah tests you.

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Allah tests you, and Allah does the Quran is the word of Allah. And Allah doesn't give it unless to accept for those who deserve it. You have to earn it. Are you willing to go through that tedious roadblock? Are you willing to go through this difficulty, challenge the cognitive difficulty when you don't understand the language you read, but you also seek the help of some translation or some explanation or some Tafseer even in the Arabic language. It's tedious, but you know what, there is a point of breakthrough that if you persist, you will get to that breakthrough. And it becomes fun, you become addicted to it, you can't get enough of it. And becomes, I would say, the most pleasant

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time in your day you wake up looking, looking forward to that time with the Quran. But we've been depriving ourselves why? Because we are in modern times, we have developed an expectation of easy attainment. We want things to be fun from the first moment.

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The dopamine right we want dopamine all the time.

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So the Quran, if you invest in it, there will be a time a difficult time. If you push through it, if you challenge it, Allah will open ways for you.

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And I would I would say instead of just keeping that as theory,

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you can make a decision now

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you can make a decision of that this Ramadan. I'm gonna give the Quran my best shot.

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I'm gonna push through it, especially as Allah makes it easy for you during Ramadan, just say, you know, look at what's your limit. If you don't read Quran every day to say, okay, don't take it all at once. Say I will read five pages every day in Ramadan. And I will do that no matter what.

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Even if I have a crazy day, and I've just arrived home and I just need to go to sleep. Say to yourself, I won't go to sleep until I do these five pages no matter what.

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Push through it.

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And Allah Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is Karim. Allah is generous, He will not leave you. He will not leave you to yourself. Allah will carry you through the Quran. Allah will open your heart up to the Quran and then you will develop this love this connection to the Quran that will fill you with life.

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And it will be interesting, it will be fun, it will be rewarding, it will be informative and it becomes the highlight of your day.

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So shahada Ramadan, Allah the NZDF Al Quran make this decision now. Make this commitment today between you and Allah subhanaw taala and if you feel scared now if you feel scared know that shaytan is working within you

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know, maybe I don't want to make this commitment what's going to happen in Ramadan? What if I don't keep it? What about the other things I have to go and check you know, my schedule for Ramadan and all of this stuff? five pages, how long is gonna take you even those who struggle with it? How long is going to take you?

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Is it too much to give half an hour to the Quran? Everyday in Ramadan? Is it too much? So what else are we doing?

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What else are we doing? So shahada Ramadan, because by the way, it's very difficult to experience the sweetness of iman without the words of Allah. Very difficult. sha Allah Madonna lady on Zelophehad Quran who then leanness what is the Quran, Allah says it's guidance for guidance for humanity.

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It's guidance for him human guidance, you want a man it's in the Quran I told you, people will rush for courses. Why? Because they want to be spoon fed.

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It's a state of dependence and reliance on humans. Someone else will do it for me. Someone else you know has cracked the code, and they can give it to me. There's no code. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam explained everything in Islam. It's simple. It is commitment. It is commitment with the Quran is that you stay with the Quran no matter what that said. There's no tricks. Honestly, there's no tricks in this industry. The prophets of Islam clarified the message.

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It's how bad you want it. That's what it boils down to. Now, if the Quran and let me put this, it's, it's an uncomfortable fact.

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If the Quran is not an important and integral part of your day, it's because of one reason regardless what your mother tongue is, or where you started, as long as you're on the journey of learning and educating yourself familiarizing yourself with the language with the words with the meanings with the routine

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Engaging with the Quran with the principles of the Quran, the guidance of the Quran, the taste of the Quran, as long as you are engaged in that and you are progressing Alhamdulillah you're doing well. But if the Quran is not the highlight of your day, up until now, there's one reason, there's one reason

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you have not given it what it deserves. You have failed to appreciate the book of Allah subhanaw taala in your life,

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you have not done the work period. No, your parents are not to blame. Your environment is not to blame your boss at work is not to blame your wife is not to blame. Your children are not to blame. Your colleagues are not to blame it to blame. Your noisy neighbors are not to blame. It's you. Circumstances are not to blame. It's you.

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It's you. And you can reflect on your own life. When you committed to learning something taking a course or some degree here or there you would carve that time out of your day, right and make it make it happen.

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But with the Quran,

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as the brother said it's not a priority. So if you don't have a good relationship with the Quran, either in learning and reflecting and trying your best to improve or you have reached a good level and you are just delving deeper and deeper into the guidance and the meanings, then the Quran that's because the Quran is not a priority in your life. There's no other way to put it. The Quran is not a priority and when the Quran is not a priority, there are many quotes from many scholars of the early scholars that they would say if you know if you want to know if Allah loves you or not. Look at how much love you have for the Quran.

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That's the criteria.

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So if there is lack of interest, or and is not a priority, that means Allah is not a priority in my life. There are things that are more urgent, that are things that I'm giving them my attention, in a sense they are a priority, but they are also more of an urgency. And that holds me from the Quran.

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And if you were to put yourself squarely in front of this fact, it should give you an awakening. It should give you a state of your cover where you wake up to the facts and stop sort of like deceiving yourself when it comes to the Quran, shareholder Madonna lady on Zillow if you hit one who then leanness will be unity mineral Houda will focus on what is the Quran give you the what is the Quran constitute of guidance, clear signs of what's true and what's what's false. When you engage with the Quran and becomes your companion you will be able to see to tell the truth from falsehood. You can by the way, might be a little bit scary you will start to see through people. You can tell lies I

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mean sorry you can tell through lies.

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You will see through the lies.

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You will be able to make better decisions in your life. Yes, you will be guided to the best course of action in your life. That guidance from Allah subhanaw taala

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will bring you not a minute Huda will for confirm and Shaheed them in commercial affiliate. So He who lives are witnesses the month let them fast it so if you are Muslim, Balliol, right, you've reached the age of puberty app and you are a sane human being. It's not like you're insane. You are you're a person of a sound mind. Right? Then fasting is an obligation upon you. So when you witness the month when you live through the month, that means you have to fast here.

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Fell here. So

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this is a command from Allah subhanaw taala fasted.

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And here Shahida also has the meaning of witnessing the crescent, the big fight among the Muslims, which is not supposed to be a big fight at all. People say subhanallah and you hear it. Sometimes especially Arabs like to say this, who say no, humans have made it to the morning we're still debating whether Ramadan is tomorrow today or tomorrow. What's the connection?

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What's the connection?

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There's no connection.

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There's no connection. Allah subhanaw taala linked the beginning of the month and the end of the month to seeing being able to see the crescent.

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This is something we have to understand there are two things in the acts of worship when it comes to timing. There is the Sun

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which has to do with the what? five daily prayers right for daily prayers depend on the sun.

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But you have the moon especially for fasting the Hijri calendar months.

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The sun

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And the calculations that are made based on the sun are accurate from the old days, by the way, they're not new people think, Oh, this is like a new development in technology. No,

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no astronomers knew about this.

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From the old days, they had their own tables. And they knew it wasn't that common knowledge. But they had that, and scholars had access to those.

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So the times of the prayer are based on the sun, you can either see it,

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or

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you can refer to the calculations, no problems at all, no problem at all. And actually, the calculations help us to deal with a lot of the light pollution, it's very difficult to tell the future, you can't see the signs of future, you really can't see this. Unless you are in the middle of the desert, hundreds of kilometers away from any source of light, then you will start to be able to recognize Fajr. So what do whatever then does that I think get on the top of the masjid and see if federal sign is appeared or not. Now, what does it depend on? calculations, that's perfectly fine. That's an agreement among all the Muslim scholars, when it comes to the lunar month when it

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comes to witnessing the crescent, the month of May, for example, the month of Ramadan, the beginning the end. This is based on citing the crescent, and citing the Crescent is not a matter of calculations.

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Because it depends on many factors, the birth of the crescent, the angle, the time, the level of pollution, the level of humidity, and so many other factors. So this is something you can't calculate accurately, it's impossible to calculate the what the calculations what you see the calculations, they will tell you about what when is the crescent born at what angle and what time? And then you would find them they actually differ? Some would say it would be it can be seen some would say it can't be seen and that's a big debate every year. So people say this depend on calculations calculations in this are not definitive. And Allah subhanaw taala and the Prophet SAW

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Selim said clearly so he said so more Euro Yeti he will after all Euro et so in Islam, what what marks the beginning of fasting of Ramadan the Prophet said fast

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because of seeing it when you see it

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and break the fast the end of the month when you see it the month of shut off Chawan

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and there is a consensus among Muslim scholars and consensus a dramatic cannot be undone.

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It cannot be undone

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is half of normal How are you one of the great Muslim scholars at the time of Imam Muhammad he documented HMR consensus that you cannot mark the beginning of the lunar month with calculations you can't

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you can't

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even Taymiyah Rama hula also narrates this edge Mar and he says you can't he says but calculations can help us narrow down the window where we where the crescent can be seen because Allah does not say start the month when the Crescent is born we're not talking about an astronomical phenomenon we talking about what the human experience of seeing it the actually the crescent sometimes could be born and could be there but due to pollution you don't see it and if it's not seen due to pollution it's not Ramadan

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if there were no pollution if the air quality was clear that it would be Ramadan

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How come yes it's not connected to where the Crescent is it the the province also themselves so more Euro at the month starts when you see it when it's the sight that's the point here Okay, so now when this issue happens because it really is points Ramadan for many people and suppose the aid for many people at least the first few days of the month what I would say you know Muslims in the past then sometimes they yes, they fasted in differently on different days it happens so this difference is not new. And if you look at it it's not a big issue

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all but you know people in the same family in the same household one is fasting and one is eating so what so what really think about it, what's the problem?

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What's the problem? There's really no problem. So let's stop making an issue out of this. It cannot be so you know it cannot be solved just by being dissatisfied and unhappy with it.

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Yes, okay. Financial freedom and commercial hopefully awesome woman can I marry a man Oh ALLAH suffering for the two men a Yamaha same thing as the verse before and this is why some scholars said this is an abrogation the second one abrogates the first one

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from enjoy them in Comitia for some human kind of variable

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On our NSF funding for the two main aim and how you read Allah who become a useful allowance is for you. Whether you read to become a nurse or Allah doesn't want hardship, Allah doesn't want to place you under hardship.

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You read Allah who become Allah you read you become universal. Well, it took me a long way to come here Allah Allah, Allah, Allah. Will it took me down so that you complete the number of the days for the month when it took me a while to come Billa that you glorify Allah, due to the guidance that he gave you. And glorification is at the heart. Back to taqwa, we are back to Taqwa. The point behind all of these rulings is what you need to build Allah that Allah is greatest in your heart. That means your email and grows your tongue what grows your connection to Allah grows. So Ramadan is about connecting you to Allah, you develop a stronger relationship with Allah, not thoughts don't

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develop just thoughts about law. Some people think, you know, a man is developing thoughts about Allah. It's not thoughts can help you when you read knowledge it can help you Eman is to have a personal direct relationship with Allah subhanaw taala.

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You feel it. You feel the connection.

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It awakens you.

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It brings life to your heart.

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So what is it you can build Allah Allah, Allah Allah come teach Quran and so that you are thankful, you are thankful for what

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thankful for the blessings

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for food, drink safety, everything that Allah has given you, and thankful for this beautiful guidance for this beautiful legislation for this beautiful act of worship because if you truly appreciate it, if you truly taste it, you would know how valuable it is. Will Allah come to school? Then Allah subhanaw taala he brings to and this shows the connection between Ramadan and dua. So how many acts of worship did we speak about when we are talking about this key of the heart? We mentioned fasting already right? We mentioned reading the Quran right? reading the Quran. And

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now Allah subhanaw taala is talking about what they do. Hola que Bella the honey and if My servants ask you about Me for in Niraparib I am near Wu Ji boo that were to die either and fell yesterday booty will you mean OB la la mujer shadow? I answered the call of those who call upon me. So let them fail yesterday bully let them respond to Me

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who's responding? And I said let them respond to Me. So did Allah invite us that we respond to him? Yes. What is all of this about the Quran? What is all of this about fasting? What is all of this about calling upon Allah? That's an invitation from Allah. You think when you are calling upon Allah when you're making dua, you are initiating a request? No.

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That's one step into the story. The sequence starts with Allah Allah subhana wa Taala invites you to call upon Him, He initiates the relationship.

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This is why he says Felice Ijebu Lee, let them respond to Me.

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Will you mean will be let them believe in me Eman? Again increase their Eman. Let them believe in my command let them believe in my mercy let them believe in my guidance, let them engage in it so their Iman grows when you don't mean to be alone your shoe don't so that they will be rightly guided or rushed here again.

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We're talking about the same spirit, the same purpose of fasting. It's all about connecting to Allah. It's all about increasing our emails. It's all about having this feed for listed Eboni will you amino Vela alone your children then Allah subhanaw taala here explains fasting further so bear with me.

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We'll click on the letter CML offer for you Danny set your Coronavirus from local one family bathroom. It's permissible for you to reach out to your wives during the nights of Ramadan.

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During the nights, not the day, during the nights

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on every bathroom, they are a garment for you and you are a garment for them. And that shows you how marriage completes you. How marriage covers your flows. How marriage protects you from spiritual nakedness. Why? Because it protects you from a great source of fitna. This is why it is sacred. Allah says me Falcon Oliva a very secret and cherished covenant that you have in the marriage. So you have to observe it. Don't take it lightly. Don't abuse it.

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Want to know about the whole market of hola hola como now Allah made it permissible for you because at the beginning it was haram for a husband to have intimacy with his wife throughout the month in the day in the night. Then Allah changed the ruling he allowed it during the night.

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Several markets of Allahu Allah,

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you can have intimacy and you can seek to have children again because that's the that's again, this is what this is the main one of the main goals of marriage is to have children reproduction OpenTable microtube Allah locum work will wash Babu Hetalia Tobago and hola como hypermobile? Domina title is where the middle finger you can eat you can drink until the white thread of Fajr is visible from the darkness. And here Allah explains Allah said fasting is an obligation upon you. Now Allah explains what fasting is. So Allah says fasting is what you abstain from food, drink and intimacy.

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From Atem Matsuyama Elaine,

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right, so Allah says you can do these three things until the white thread is clear. Fajr is what fasting starts Fajr

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from Atem Matsuyama Illa lane, continue your fast which is abstention from food, drink intimacy, until nighttime, when does night time start?

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Exactly when

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when the sun sets fully or starts to sit

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that's a debate by the way, but it's when the sun sits fully the disk of the Sun disappears in the horizon.

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Okay, that's when the night starts. That's when you

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can again eat, drink or have intimacy.

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That's what fasting is. So now again, we've defined fasting towards the end fasting is what

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abstaining from food drink from intimacy from Dawn Fudger essential Sadhak

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to

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till the beginning of the night, the beginning of the night is when the disk of the Sun Goes Down disappears completely

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that's what fasting is. And committing any of those three things violate your fast and is actually a grave sin is a grave sin. But we want to take a ruling here

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and bear with me we'll might push maybe five minutes bear with us but it's important to clarify these things. Because I'm sure there are questions. I'm trying to answer them as we are talking about this.

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food eating what Kulu wash Robbo there is eating and there's drinking.

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Well what is eating and drinking? What can be considered let's say there is

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a marble. Someone finds a marble swallows it. Does that break their fast?

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No.

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No? Okay. Yes. Yes. Put your hand up. If eating a marble swallowing a marble during the day of Ramadan, breaks the fast put your hand up

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okay, if you think it doesn't break the fast put your hand up.

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I hope you guys were not acting on this. I really hope you're not swallowing marbles or anything else.

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Okay, so what constitutes eating and drinking?

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Listen to these three things.

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Anything that goes

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into

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into your inner digestive system? Where does this start? It starts with the throat the end of your mouth, the throat. Right? That's called a Joe wolf. The inner, the inner side of your, of your digestive system. It's called a joke.

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Okay.

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Anything any physical entity

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that goes in there is considered to be eating whether it's nutritious or not. So if you swallow a stone

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breaks your fast.

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breaks your fast a marble still breaks your fast

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anything you swallow breaks your fast

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okay, and this is why some somebody says oh smoking doesn't break your fast although this is a fringe opinion, but it actually breaks your fast. Why? Because with a smoking with smoke there are particles

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they go

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into what the chest is from the Gulf is considered to be an extension of your self. It's not part of the giant digestive system, but in fact, it's part of your job.

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So when you take those particles when you smoke in the Smoke has particles. And if you look carefully, you can actually see them because if you put around any like let's say a piece of cotton, it will be it will be contaminated with them, you can see them.

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So this is called jerem. In the Arabic language, German its physical entity. So anything that goes in through your mouth or through your nose is considered to be eating or drinking.

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Whether it's nutritious or not, whether it's beneficial or harmful. Someone swallows poison. Does it break the fast it does, and it kills them.

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But it breaks the fast. Okay, we have to understand don't allow anything in that said the Prophet SAW Selim said, barely filmed malati what is thin shotty in the corner saw the Prophet of Islam said overdo MABA anesthesia, rinsing your mouth and nose in will do unless you are fasting. Why? Because there is fear. Some water might get into your Jove. Either through your mouth or your nose. This is how this is why we associated the nose with the mouth because the prophesied and warned against this. So any physical entity that goes into

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your Jove through your mouth on your nose breaks your fast condition number one, if it's meant breaks your fast number two, if it's nutritious

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and it makes it to your Jelf.

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So what can we answer from this? The marble question breaks you fast. The

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drops, nasal drops.

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Does it go to your self? Yes, breaks your fast breaks your fast.

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Smoking breaks your fast. Smoking breaks your fast.

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What else who has asthma?

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If you swallow it, it breaks your fast.

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And we said swallow. We don't say brush.

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We'll come to that.

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Okay.

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What do you use if you have asthma?

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puffers right. Does it break your fast?

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Does it break your fast, big debate among scholars. But generally speaking, what seems to be a reasonable opinion which really matches the evidence is that those are not the same. Some of them have powder

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and powder is particles. So if it has powder, if it has powder or some puffers have powder, if it has powder, then it goes into your chest and goes into your stomach.

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We said we're going to just push it a little bit, a couple a few minutes, Sean

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but most of the asthma puffers, they contain gas. They contain gas. So many of the scholars, they said it's okay, if you need to use it, it's better to avoid it just to be in the safe on the safe side. But if you need to use it, it doesn't break you fast again if it doesn't have powder, and it only has those gases. Okay, so that's an exception.

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So okay, physical goes into your Jelf through the mouth or the nose. Alright.

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Physical goes

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on Alright. Yeah, that's it. We'll come to this. Now we have something else. We have something else this is eating this is considered to be eating although, culturally it's not eating but with Fick. They all lump it under eating.

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What about other passages other entries into the buddy a wound are cut ears, eyes, eyes, draw eyedrops ear drops. This is not a natural passage for food.

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And it's not something that prophesied and warned against like the nose that he associated with the mouth.

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The Scholars say this is this goes into the inside of the body through an unusual entry. Unusual entry and Madhava limited Okay, unusual entry. It goes into the body not to the cell to the Jove, the inside of the body, your body they call it module one module one full burden, okay? The inside of your body but not necessarily the stomach.

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Two conditions two things to pay attention to again

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Hey, this is not that you can give FedWatch but for you to understand what's going on

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if it's if it goes into your ears, your nose, sorry, not your nose, your eyes through a cut in your body

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through, not through the skin No. Sorry, through the anus, for example.

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Does that break your fast? If it's nutritious? Yes, if it no if it's not if it nourishes the body, yes.

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If it got nutrients, it does break the fast injections the same.

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If it does not contain a new nutrients, it does not break your fast. So for example, insulin injections isn't nutritious. You need to be careful because some of them have nutrients. Some of them have glucose, they have some other content if they have nutrients they break your fast

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ear drops, eyedrops, same thing, you want to look at the contents ingredients. If there is anything nutritious then although it doesn't go through the natural passage of food, it breaks your fast

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so it has to be nutritious if it's not nutritious, it doesn't break your fast doesn't break your fast this would answer questions like

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pulling teeth during the day of Ramadan, I would say avoid it because it's almost impossible to not let things go and if things go in by mistake you don't mean it. You have to make up a day. But I didn't mean to swallow it. Yes. Doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. insulin injection if it's again doesn't have new nutrients in the ingredients should be okay.

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Bleeding

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debate among the scholars but the safest

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opinion that is more that that's consistent with the evidence. If it's not something you'll cause yourself like hijama cupping, right? It's just you have you knows how happened to bleed or blood test. They draw some blood one or two draws or okay. It doesn't have doesn't affect your fast

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wound or cut in the body doesn't break your fast

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eye drops ear drops we said if there are nutrient nutrients it breaks your fast if the new non nutrients if it's only medication.

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No issues

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okay, we also this anesthesia I would say if someone needs anesthesia, they're already sick. They don't need to fast so

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immortal energy you're not too hot to football. Again, injections, the same thing injections if there are nutrients, it breaks the fast there's no nutrients, it's okay.

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With the idea of a serial killer after dialysis, I would say dialysis for the most part. Many scholars said they are exempt from fasting because it's already exhaustive

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vomiting if you don't induce vomiting, no issues.

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If it's not induced, if someone puts their finger in their throat or they know they there is something disgusting and they know if they go and see it, they're gonna throw up. Be careful. Then if they go and see it, then they have induced vomiting and it breaks their fast

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okay, but if it just happens, I just happen to throw up no issues.

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Inshallah

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one second, can we take a couple of questions or shall we close?

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Do you guys want questions? I'll take liberty. A couple of questions. We'll give it just maybe a few three, four minutes inshallah we'll close. Do you want more time for questions?

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Put your hand up. I can't see any nodding.

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Okay, so bear with me inshallah. We'll make it very quick, please. I mean, try to get the point without having to without us having to go back and forth.

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Okay, quick. Intimacy breaks your fast so be careful. Obviously, intercourse does. Many people don't realize that if you watch things, okay, that will activate your desire.

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Okay, then it breaks you. Then if you eventually reach a point of ejaculation, you break your fast. If you on purpose, do ejaculate stimulation. You break your fast.

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Be careful. Okay, questions now?

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quickly rapid

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I think connecting with the Quran in telawi as part of your relationship with the Quran, so if you fix that, that automatically fixes you had a question Brother Yes

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son, if it's still out of necessity for example, like we said insulin if it doesn't have nutrients if it's an injection, no issue. Okay, inhaler the same thing if it doesn't have the powder and it's just gas gases, certain types of gases. Again, many actually many most of the scholars say it's okay. Yeah. And again it doesn't have to have nutrients. That's another condition. Zakouma why you exist is just to give them fair treatment questions system. Yes, go ahead.

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So hijama is an issue of debate. German has an issue of debate. Some scholars say the Hadith from the prophets of Salaam is abrogated. Mitsuha but the there's a hadith that after el Hadji Manuel Mahajan, Imam Muhammad says the hadith is authentic. And he said I've came from five companions and I find nothing to abrogate it. So the safest thing with hijama is that it breaks the fast so avoided a normal man. Yes. Another question sisters. Yeah.

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Okay.

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The Prophet SAW Salem, all the companions that would use the miswak what's the difference between toothpaste and miswak? Just because that's a route and this is manufactured, it breaks the fast there's no connection. So anything mouth watch.

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Sorry, mouth wash.

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too. Toothpaste. miswak. Just make sure you don't swallow it. Because if you do happen, swallow it. If you happen to swallow it, it breaks you fast, like, Oh, I didn't mean it. You didn't mean it. You're gone. You're fasting is gone. You have to make another day up. But when you're fasting is gone for any reason you can't eat.

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You can't eat. You have to wait till Marvel. Why? Because there is the sanctity of the month.

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Obviously, this doesn't apply to the ones who have valid excuses. But for the ones who do fall accidentally in a mistake. One of the validators two quick questions that were gone in the middle Yes.

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Yes, because when you're first thing you have to be careful about what you put in your mouth.

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Right. So when you are actually brushing your teeth, you have to be extra careful. If you are negligent and you swallow it does break your fast. It's not like something flying in the air and going in that's a different thing. But you are already engaged in something and it's on the verge of breaking your fast you have to be cautious. That's the point

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Hello, hallo intention. We said the prophets Allah mentioned that he who does not have the intention from the night in his fasting is not accepted. hamdulillah majority of the scholars they say one intention for Ramadan, at the beginning of Ramadan is enough from the first night. And if you look think about it, it's not just one intention, actually, you know, because the night intention in the night can start from trip all the way to Asia. So the fact that you are having your Iftar the fact that you bring good Salah we you already have you're immersed in intention to fast today. So it's just you don't need to make a technical and just before for just say okay, I'm gonna fast today. Now

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first thing is just you have it in your heart. You're conscious of it. hamdulillah that's it. Zakum Lochhead Thomas. Well now it's already after Isha. But just want to say one thing. Don't forget hamdulillah one beautiful feature in Ramadan here at Abu Hurayrah is the F bomb. And it's a huge budget, but Al Hamdulillah it's a great asset for the community. So if this is an invitation, and there are some narrations and the rise to the level of authenticity that the prophets of salaam says whoever feeds a fasting person, they will get similar reward. And by the way, this is not only limited to the first few dates, people think oh, no, you have to eat the date. So I get the reward,

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no, whatever you feed the fasting person, even if it's 3am that's part of it. It falls on the reward, Inshallah, to Allah so please contribute to the masjid to the budget of Iftar so we can still have this beautiful feature in this community JazakAllah Salah cinemas, Mohamed salah, he was happy he

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