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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 room so ever Allah leads to go astray and Ron 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 Allah you were early he was a lump is his slave and His Messenger. Or you will believe fear Allah as we should be feared, and die not except in a state of submission and Islam to Allah. All Mankind BGP, oh 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 you can surely Allah is Ever an all water over you, all you who believe. Keep you 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 are the newly invented matters. For every newly invented matter is an innovation and every innovation in religion is misguidance. And onus 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 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 inshallah I'll do better but this Ramadan I was busy. I couldn't make it. I was busy. I was busy with things. I had other priorities.
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 reserved
and unfortunately Olga, 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 subhana wa Tada. She was known for that.
And I remember her telling the sisters that she wanted out she was waiting for Ramadan.
In order to make more righteous please be clear that she was soon depart in 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 if you went for Umrah.
But then after that, she couldn't do any more.
she recovered a little bit. And she was waiting for the following Ramadan, but she never witnessed that. May Allah have mercy on him.
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 the rewards running, because of the habit they built. But have you developed the habit? Now, these people that we know of where we lost last Ramadan? Oh, we knew that they were alive last Ramadan, today, they are not here anymore for the last chance forever.
Who knows, maybe next Ramadan, we will be in the same position.
So don't let this run a bomb pacify. Because it could be your last. It could be my life. 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 get that you make Ramadan, and you make a last panel with Allah your last priority, so you're unlikely to make good use of them.
One day, the Prophet sallallaahu and he was sending them during the hook, but he wanted to go to Friday.
So he was getting going remember bouncing, remember three steps. So he mounted the first step.
And he said, I mean,
usually the professor would just not the member and sit down until the will and then maybe he would stand up Stand up.
So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam got on the first step. And he said me.
Then the second step, and he said, me,
me first step, and he said, I mean,
the companions were puzzled. No one made any.
It wasn't the habit of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So what is he doing? sallallahu alayhi wasallam
the messenger so seldom 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,
they would be curious, they wanted to learn, then you there must be some secret there something beneficial we can learn from the Prophet so loudly. So they are opposed to the messenger. So they said O Messenger of Allah, when you would mount to the member who saved me, the second step,
the third step me You never did that before. So what's the story behind it? He said, You really 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,
then maybe be distanced from them over law. 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 gives Jesus the high season of rights.
So if you want to enter Paradise, you want to guarantee a position or a seat in Paradise, that's your chance. And it could be the last one. It's Ramadan. That's the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, when the gates of Paradise are open,
the open in reality, they are open and they're sending a message. That's that's the time for you. That's the time for you to enter Paradise do more righteous deeds into paradise, even the case of Hellfire unlocked. Why send you a message that 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 love
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.
against someone who witnesses the month of Ramadan, it doesn't make it to paradise.
So if you don't make a deal with Ramadan, in other words, you are a loser.
This is the message of really sending and when jabril makes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
the best of the angels and the best of humans that they make him to think
it is absolutely granted.
So don't get yourself included in that.
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
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 peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala that's what the the message the Arabic of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sending to us.
This is the month of the Quran. Allah has honored this time over everyone else. Imagine Allah created everything. He created human beings, he created the whole world, the whole universe, he even created time.
And the loss of Hannover
favors some of his creation above others. So he favored jabril 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 unlikely that elevated Mecca harmonica, the sacred house in Mecca, my favorite over everything over every other place. And when it comes to tie unlikelihood one on one over all the other months of the year, so that has to work. You want to build a relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada. You want to make it up, make amends for your sins where you 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 bla bla bla.
Why? Because the church
has a lot they change their 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 changed and blah, blah, blah. But I don't feel that I feel 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
can do. This is why I must
say, I do.
Indeed, chiffon is 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 thank you like him as an enemy that's only natural to do that. And when you take someone as an enemy, and someone flops against you, it is apparent that they have a strategy.
It's not a one step technique that he's trying to delude us through. He wants to send you to the Hellfire and he has plans.
So what the ship on shuns before Ramadan, gets you involved in Muslim,
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 build momentum inside yourself towards sin. So when Ramadan comes you find yourself carried away losing control.
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 would ask a lot of Ramadan.
And six months before Ramadan, they will start making that Allah help them make it to Ramadan and they would get themselves ready by keeping away from all their weaknesses over six months before strategically thinking and preparing for Ramadan. If you haven't done so, at least there was a couple of days for two days.
wherever you fall in repeatedly on a daily basis, every now and then
make a vow to Allah subhana wa tada Oh Allah.
My challenge this Ramadan is going to give up the sin.
My challenge is Ramadan is if I don't always be lazy, I don't come to the alarm I challenge today my challenge this Ramadan, my vow, Oh Allah, my agreement with you My covenant with you this Ramadan that I would go to totally.
You don't need you don't read enough on Ramadan. Make that your challenge. Whatever your weaknesses, decide to make it a challenge for yourself. 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 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 it. This is why he sent his own word. The word is pork himself. His own words that he spoke on.
Allah sent it down during the month of Ramadan. Allah says
it's the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed. Who then as guidance for people, that's the best gift Allah has given humanity. The most precious gift has given us His guidance.
What is the best occasion to give it Ramadan? The best type
houden leanness whereby he anatomy
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
a Lost Planet Allah says in the divine.
Which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam narrates Allah says
Illa said in the actual voice.
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 in ue.
All actions should be multiplied up to 700 times over except for fasting.
It is for me, this is what Allah says. Firstly,
For me something special
numbers will not be able to convey how much more you're getting for fasting. This is how high fasting inside of Allah is. And I will give reward for it.
That's 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 asked you What's your problem?
I have 1000s of dollars in debt. He tells you, I'm not giving you $100 leave it for me. What does that mean?
He take care of everything. That's exactly what
fasting is for Allah and he will reward for something you can't imagine.
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 Sharla in a second
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad.
One day one of the great companions of a woman,
a woman when
he comes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And he says, Oh 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 sallallahu Sallam told him and he kept his slogan for me to
hold on to faster. There is nothing like it.
That's the prescription the doctor's prescription. You want to enter Paradise, hold them to fasting There is nothing like it. Nothing like as simple as that. That's the advice we're sharing today.
Hold them to fasting is fasting. protects you from the Hellfire the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever fasts one day, one day for law, Allah will distance his face from the Hellfire by the distance that can be only crossed by 17 years.
In another narration, Allah Subhana Allah will place between him and the Hellfire at lower distance him from the Hellfire by the distance of 70 years, or Allah will place a ditch or a trench between him and the hellfire.
That is as wide as 17 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 stand in for Allah subhana wa tada 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, Mary Hagel kitabi now you
know what's up, you know what's going on with this book, but this record, it doesn't leave anything, even if it's mine, but it keeps a record of it. Six, 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 be healthy and Muslim. Because of this is they think that going to the healthcare two things will come.
How much do you weigh? That's the question you should ask yourself, because your friends will not help you on the day of judgment on his YouTube friend. Or on will come 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 recited upon a lot it means so alone excipient decision the second trend 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 allow and accept the decision.
As simple as that.
The formula is simple. But the problem is in the
event of a loss content is easy.
And the law has made it so easy for every one of us to make it to paradise. But it's so a personal challenge. It's all personal ambition, sometimes we become the enemy of our own selves.
The beauty of Ramadan is a lot makes it even more easier when chair when the devils are chained, and the gates of Paradise are open, and is for you to make the decision. So we asked the last panel to add to help us make the best and make the most out of this Ramallah, 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 of a very special, very special gate for paradise.
The people who fostered who used to fast will do cold 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, and it will be locked and no one other than them will be interviewing.
So as was the last battle to make us from among those people. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to elevate the status of our honor, 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 drought. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to strengthen this honor, and to bring it back to the highest position he has assigned for it 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 Subhana Allah