Khutbah Ramadan Lecture
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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 evils of our actions. Whomsoever Allah guides down can lead astray. And whomsoever Allah leads to go astray drum can guide I bear witness that no one has the right to be worshipped, except Allah alone. None has the right to our devotion to our ultimate love and dedication. But Allah our Creator,
who has no partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was ALLAH is his slave and His messenger. Or you who believe fear Allah as we should be feared, and die not except in a state of submission and Islam to Allah or mankind BGP will Lord Who created you from one single person, and from him he created his wife, and from them both, he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights, and observe the rights of your kids. Surely Allah is Ever and all water over you, all you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds, and will forgive you your sins. And whoever
obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best of speech is that of Allah subhanho wa taala. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the worst thing in the religion or the newly invented matters, for every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation in religion is misguidance and all this is in the Hellfire
how many people you know
who were with us last Ramadan?
Whether in this country
or in a different country? People you know of people you might know personally, that today at this time, they are not on the face of earth. How many people you know in that position?
Can you think about them? How many aspirations they had for the future? How many plans they had for a bright future? How many plans they had for future Ramadan? They always said that inshallah when I get enough money, or when I achieve this goal, I will dedicate more time for Allah subhanho wa Taala next Ramadan sha Allah I'll do better but this Ramadan I was busy. I couldn't make it. I was busy. I was busy with things and I had other priorities.
Yes. So inshallah next year I will make good use of Ramadan. But today
they're not with us anymore.
I personally know a few people in that position.
I know one woman
may Allah have mercy on her.
She's a Chinese read that
and unfortunately over although her husband is a Muslim, her children are Muslim. They're not practicing very well but she was the most righteous in the house. And Allah has given them mashallah enough wealth. So they always specially this woman, she used to give so much for the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala. She was known for that.
And I remember her telling the sisters that she wanted Oh, she was waiting for Ramadan.
In order to make more righteous deeds, we felt that she was soon departing this world.
But that Ramadan came for her when she was ill, terminally ill.
She managed to make use of the first days of Ramadan and she went for Umrah. But then after that day, she couldn't do any more.
After Ramadan, she recovered a little bit, and she was waiting for the following Ramadan, but she never witnessed that. May Allah have mercy on her.
But I pray that people in that position Allah will give them the reward, as the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that whoever develops a habit of making a righteous deed, and they are hindered by means of illness, or traveling, or any pressing circumstances that Allah will keep their reward running, because of the habit they built. But have you developed the habits? Now, these people that we know of, were with us last Ramadan? Oh, we knew that they were alive last Ramadan. Today, they're not here anymore. So they lost the chance forever.
Who knows, maybe next Ramadan, we will be in the same position.
So don't let this Ramadan pass you by because it could be your last. It could be my lunch. Who guarantees? We're so busy pursuing things, the trappings of this life. And we forget that death snaps us when it's least expected.
That's the reality of death.
And be sure the more you plan for the future. And the more you immerse yourself in building a better future for yourself in this world.
The stronger they had to get that you make Ramadan and you make Allah subhanaw taala your last priority, so you're unlikely to make good use of them.
When they Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam during the hotbar he wanted to give the football that your Friday football. So he was getting going remember bouncing, remember three steps. So he mounted the first step.
And he said, I mean,
usually the prophets Allah Salah would just not the member and sit down until the will ever made the other until he would stand up, stand up to give the cookbook.
So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam got on the first step. And he said earlier.
Then the second step, and he said, I mean,
and the first seven he said, I mean,
the companions were puzzled. No one made any.
It wasn't the habit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So what is he doing? Some Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
The messenger. So Salam gave the hotbar they prayed the Juma
and people approached him.
Because the Companions, when they say when they saw something special, something unique, some something unusual. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did,
there will be curious, they wanted to learn, they knew there must be some secret there. Something beneficial we can learn from the Prophet SAW Allah.
So they approached the Messenger of Allah and they said, O Messenger of Allah. When you were mounted, remember you said and in the second step, I mean, the first step, I mean, you never did that before. So what's the story behind it? He said to Bria came to me as I was mounting the number.
And he said anyone who lives to witness the month of Ramadan, doesn't get to enter paradise.
The Navy be distanced from the Avila May he be humiliated.
Because if you can't make it to paradise
with this wonderful opportunity of Ramadan, then it's very unlikely that you will make it to paradise during the other months of the year. That's the golden opportunity that Allah gives you. That's the high season of rights.
So, if you want to enter Paradise, you want to guarantee a position or receding paradise. That's your chance. And it could be the last one. It's Ramadan. That's the time as the Prophet sallallahu sallam said, when the gates of paradise are open,
the open in reality, they are open and they are sending a message. That's Death return for you. That's the time for you to enter paradise do more righteous deeds and to paradise. Even the case of the Hellfire alot, why send you a message Allah doesn't want to punish you. That's the time you can protect yourself.
You can protect yourself from the hellfire.
So if you do well in Ramadan, symbolically, you will keep the gates of paradise open for you and the gates of the Hellfire, not
that the time for you. So if you expect to do that at some time, at other times of the year,
then you just fooling yourself
imagine degree is making against someone who witnesses the month of Ramadan it and he doesn't make it to paradise.
So if you don't make a deal with Ramadan, in other words, you will lose her.
This is the message of really sending and when Jabril makes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying Abby and the best of the angels and the best of humans that they make into and saying
it is absolutely granted.
So don't get yourself included in that da
Ramadan is the time for you. If you have other plans, try to get rid of them do away with them.
Keep your daily active activity your professional activity to the minimum
keep it to the minimum
do away with any bonuses because there's no bonus like Ramadan.
You know when you when you are in a in a job, and sometimes when it's holiday, you offer you overtime and very high rates a lot of bonus
because that's the most difficult time. Now Ramadan is the time for bonus for you to make it with Allah subhanho wa Taala that's what the the message the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam was sending to us.
This is the month of the Quran. Allah has honored this time of everyone else. Imagine Allah created everything. He created human beings, he created the whole world, the whole universe, he even created time.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala
favors some of his creation above others. So he favored Gibreel from among all the angels. So he's the best among all the angels.
And he favored the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, above all humans, and above all creation.
He favored him. Allah favored al Bateson, Hello America, the Sacred House in Mecca, Allah favored over everything over every other place. And when it comes to time, Allah favored Ramadan, over all the other months of the year. So that's us to work. You want to build a relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. You want to make it up make amends for your sins for in Parsons, that's the opportunity for you. You want to change personally develop yourself, that's the time for you.
Most of the people who gave up smoking they gave it up in Ramadan. Most of the people who gave up the bad habits they gave them up in Ramadan.
Why? Because the church healthy and the devil is a lot the shape the chain.
The chain, they can actually impact you as they usually do.
But she thought is a strategic thinker.
She thought is a very strategic thinker and many times people say, you know, we know that the devils are changing Ramadan, but I don't feel that I feel my I feel that I'm pushing myself to more sin
because she thinks strategically, and he wants to send you to the Hellfire with everything he knows and everything he
Do This is why Allah subhanaw taala says in a Shavon do
indeed she finds an enemy to you. He has assigned himself as
the most atrocious, the most ferocious enemy against you.
This is the position he has assigned for himself. He has dedicated his life to send you to the hellfire. So take him as him as an enemy that's only natural to do that, and when you take someone as an enemy, and someone plots against you, it is apparent that they have a strategy.
It's not a one step technique that he's that he's trying to delude us through. He wants to send you to the hellfire and he has plans no thought plans.
So what the ship on shutdowns before Ramadan, gets you involved in more sin.
He gets you out of balance so that you build momentum of sin. So when you arrive in Ramadan, you can't break from that momentum.
You've built momentum inside yourself towards sin. So when Ramadan comes you find yourself carried away losing control that she thought
and we're so oblivious to that.
So let's be strategic against Ramadan, the companions were the same. The famous statement about the companions that six months after Ramadan they will ask Allah to accept Ramadan from them.
And six months before Ramadan, they will start making dua that Allah helped them make it to Ramadan and they would get themselves ready by keeping away from all the weaknesses of the since six months before strategically thinking and preparing for Ramadan even if you haven't done so. At least there was a couple of days for two days.
Get yourself ready from now.
Whatever sin you fall in, repeatedly on a daily basis, every now and then
make a vow to Allah subhana wa Tada Oh ALLAH who you say my challenge this Ramadan is going to give up this sin
my challenge this Ramadan is if I don't I always feel lazy I don't come to the totally Allah my challenge today my challenge this Ramadan, my vow Oh Allah, my agreement with you my covenant with you this Ramadan that I will go to totally
you don't need we don't read enough Quran and Ramadan. Make that your challenge whatever your weaknesses decide to make it a challenge for yourself as well Oman don't let this Ramadan pass you by
because you might not be alive next year.
It's easy to say that but it happens
and Allah when it's going to happen to you or to me.
This is how we should consider the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanaw taala has favored This is my Houston is own words. The words is Pope himself his own words that He spoke the Quran.
Allah sent it down during the month of Ramadan. Allah says shahada Ramadan and let the Quran houden leanness what the United mean and
it's the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. Who didn't didn't ask guidance for people. That's the best gift Allah has given humanity. The most precious gift Allah has given us His guidance.
What is the best occasion to give it Ramadan? The best time
who the winners were the United minute Who that will focus on and clear signs that show you the truth from falsehood.
So Ramadan is the timeless
and one of the most special acts of worship is fasting. So Allah made it during Ramadan is where Allah, Allah Subhana Allah says in the Divine Hadith
which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrates, Allah says
hula said in your life,
every action, every righteous deed you do, will be multiplied by Allah. So you pray one prayer, you're not getting only the reward of one prayer, you're getting tenfold or you might be getting 700 pairs reward.
That's the generosity of Allah.
Then Allah says, in the soul, except for fasting. For inner who Lee
it's all actions to be multiplied up to 700 times over except for fasting.
It is for me. This is what Allah says. Fasting
This won't be something special
numbers will not be able to convey how much reward you're getting for fasting. This is how high fasting inside of Allah is. And I will give reward for it.
Thus, as if when you deal with someone who is very generous, he knows you're in need. And you asked him for $100 Please help me I'm in a tight spot at the moment. I just need $100 to get by.
He asks you what's your problem? Hmm?
I have 1000s of dollars in debts. He tells you. I'm not giving you $100 Leave it for me. What does that mean?
You take care of everything. That's exactly what Allah has said.
Fasting is for Allah and He will reward for something you can't imagine.
If that's the best time, it is Ramadan. This is what we should focus on. And fasting is such a wonderful act of worship. And we will talk about that in sha Allah and the second football.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala
one day, one of the great companions everyone, Mama,
Oh, mama bear, Haley. He comes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam.
And he says on Messenger of Allah tell me about one act of worship.
One righteous deed that I do,
will make me into paradise. As simple as that,
with everything they know about Islam,
he wanted the gist of it. He wanted one thing he can hold on to because many times we feel torn apart when we have different things to focus on.
So give me one thing that I hold on to and it makes me into paradise. It guarantees that I will enter paradise. The Prophet sallahu wa sallam told him and he can be slower, for in Nichola Mithila hold on to faster. There is nothing like it.
That's the prescription, the doctor's prescription. You want to enter Paradise, hold on to fasting there is nothing like it. Nothing like it. As simple as that. That's the advice we shall
hold on to fasting. Because fasting protects you from the Hellfire the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever fasts one day, one day for Allah, Allah will distance his face from the Hellfire by the distance that can be only crossed by 70 years.
In another narration, Allah subhanaw taala will place between him and the hellfire. Allah will distance him from the Hellfire by the distance of 70 years, where Allah will place a ditch or a trench between him and the hellfire.
That is as wide as 70 years.
This is what fasting does.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us in an authentic hadith, on the Day of Judgment,
true things will come and they will intercede for the Muslim when you're standing before Allah subhana wa Taala and you see your records that have all the sins you have and all the righteous deeds, and you see mountains of sins, mountains of negligence, so that even the people who did so much evil they would say, manhandled Kitab, you know something about and well that can be written in Lhasa, know what's up, you know what's going on with this book with this record. It doesn't leave anything, even if it's my note, but it keeps a record of it thinks you you can't even you just forgot all about that it will come to you on the day of judgment on your record.
Two things will come at that most critical moment when a person feels that they are going to the hellfire and because of this is they think that going to the hellfire, two things will come the Quran
how much under you read?
How much Quran Do you read? That's the question you should ask yourself because your friends will not help you on the Day of Judgment or on his YouTube friends are unwelcome and it will intercede and it will say Oh Allah, I deprived him of sleep. He used to recite me
at night. He used to spend a lot of time reciting Quran. Oh Allah Allah. So Allah Allah accept the intercession. The second friend that will come as fasting. Fasting will come and it will say Allah I deprived him from food, drink and desire
So let me intercede for him and Allah will accept the intercession.
As simple as that.
The formula is simple. But the problem is in the heart.
Being of Allah subhanaw taala is easy.
And Allah has made it so easy for every one of us to make it to Paradise, but it's our personal challenge. It's all personal ambition, sometimes we become the enemy of our own selves.
The beauty of Ramadan is Allah makes it even more easier when Chad when the devils are chained, and the gates of paradise are open, and this for you to make the decision. So we ask Allah Subhan Allah to Allah, to help us make the best and make the most out of this Ramadan. We ask Allah to help us to be from the people of the Quran. And the people who are fasting who will be called on the Day of Judgment, they will be given a special call, a special call on the Day of Judgment, there will be one gate from Paradise open, the door overweigh and a very special door very special gate for Paradise.
The people who fasted who used to fast will be called will be summoned to enter paradise through it such a wonderful honor. Such a wonderful honor they will have priority more than others, they will go into paradise, then it will be locked and no one other than them will be interviewing.
So as far as Allah subhanaw taala to make us from among those people. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to elevate the status of ona and to help our brothers and sisters who are going through different types of suffering, who are going through oppression or going through killing who are going through occupation and those who are going through droughts. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to strengthen this ummah and to bring it back to the highest position he has assigned for a teacher of all nations, showing them what is good and calling them away from all what is evil and setting the model for everyone towards goodness and towards paradise Subhanallah because Robin is the 10 is the
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