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AI: Summary © The importance of fasting during the month ofFinancial is discussed, as it is crucial to achieving high standards and spiritual connections with God. The speakers emphasize the need to practice fasting to achieve these goals and avoid political issues. Water only for food and not for drink is advised, and the importance of staying grounded in your life to ensure success with upcoming vacation. continuous improvement in productivity and personal growth are also emphasized.
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Amin salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in early he was highly educated in about Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Welcome to this halacha where we're going to talk Insha Allah,

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about Ramadan, and how to prepare ourselves for this blessed month for this precious gift from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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again, apologies about the late start, but Allah blessed, blessed us with a brother, who took his shahada Hamdulillah He comes from an orthodox background in Greek. And the handler has been looking into Islam and he decided that this was the truth. This was his birthright. So he decided to take his shahada May Allah subhanaw taala, making steadfast and may Allah Subhan Allah to Allah in light in his heart, and give him the strength to continue.

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So the month of Ramadan, and this is a special time of the year for everyone. But we want to make sure that it is special for us in the right terms, because it's special is not always good.

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Some things could be special for the wrong reasons, we want to make sure that inshallah Ramadan is special

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for the right reasons.

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And I'm just going to touch on topics that I believe would sort of frame our talk today. And again, give us a good glimpse of what Ramadan really is, and finalized with some rulings, important rulings about fasting, and some advice and then we will take questions the evening Allah to Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala

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made fasting, one of the pillars of Islam. And we know in the tradition or the Hadith of the prophets, Allah Salam that the angel Jibreel came to him in the shape or the form of man. And he asked him to write, the narration goes that a man

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that none of us knew the companions of the Prophet saw someone, one of them, and on top of the Allahu Anhu was narrating, he said, A man walked into this gathering when we were with the prophets of Allah. And he said that none of us knew this man. He was of light complexion, and very nicely dressed up and fresh. And no sign of traveling was shown on him. So that's unusual. Why? Because if someone is not from Medina from from that city, no one knows him. Absolutely. He's a stranger. And if he's a stranger, no one has seen him so far. That means he has just arrived. And if someone had just had had just arrived at the time, now they through the desert, that would be the disheveled,

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dusty, messy, right? But this man looked as if he just took a shower and came so nicely dressed up and fresh. So that drew the attention. So he came to the Prophet SAW Salem and placed his knees against the knees of the messenger. And he said, bear with me, and in Islam, and an email. Also, the analyst said, an utter shadow under either in law, that you bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, except Allah. There's no true God, but Allah the Creator,

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want to know Mohammad Rasool Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah, which will tell you masala that you establish the prayer the five daily prayers

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what to pray masala what took these occur and that you pay the charity you know the second that you get from the surplus money if you have fewer rich person you give a share to the poor

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whatever so my Ramadan and that you fast the month of Ramadan

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you fast the month of Ramadan

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to help generate

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in history at sebelah and that you

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perform Hajj or pilgrimage to the Sacred House again that was built by Prophet Ibrahim and his son and his son Ismay.

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Then he asked him obviously about a man what faith really is. Me

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Email is more than faith. Right? What is email he said that you have faith in Allah to Allah, Allah at the angels

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were called to be and the revelations that he sent, and also li the prophets. When you told me the Billahi when the old mill effort and you believe in the last day, and on the Day of Judgment Day of Reckoning, where everyone will be held accountable for the actions, is that a strong reverb or echo?

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Is it comfortable for you guys? Or is it clear? Okay. Kids have given me a lot of disturbance that cannot be put down.

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And that you believe in the last day, the final day? And do you believe in the other, the pre decree that everything was written, life is a script that is unfolding that was written by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the good that you experience and the bad that you experience of that, that it's all in the hands of Allah.

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And every time he asks him and the prophets of salaam response, he would say, sadaqa You're right. That's true. Then he asked, what is sun and sun? It's more like excellence, the best, what is the best? He said that you worship Allah as though you will see him.

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And since you can't see Allah, then you are aware that he sees you. So you live in consciousness. You are aware of Allah. You feet are on the ground, but your heart is in the heavens.

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Then he asked him a few questions. So then when the man left the companion or the prophets of salaam tend to the commander, he said, Do you know who this was at a drone and another module? They said Allah and His Messenger know best when they don't know. I'll have the jib Ranger I Nemo convener calm this is Jabril the arcane Angel debri came to teach you your religion, smaller demonstration for you to learn. This is what Islam really is. This was learning so we see that one of the five pillars of Islam is fasting, fasting the month of Ramadan and we have it upon us in a few days inshallah. The month of Ramadan, the lunar month, much better now. Yeah. The lunar month of Ramadan

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will interrupt us and we will fast during the day from dawn till sunset. Okay, so that's what we are going to talk about today evening we're here to add

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam

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says, in an authentic hadith Mammon Adeney, Osama Yeoman feasability, Allah Illa Allah who be daddy Khawaja, who and Inari Sabina Khalifa,

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every person who fasts a day, for the sake of Allah, then Allah would distance his face from the Hellfire by the distance of 70 years. Again, this is a distance that is put in time terms, right? But that's just to show the how much that fasting one day keeps the person away from the Hellfire brings them closer to Allah. And in another narration, the Prophet Solomon says CRMO Juna, your sturgeon will be held abdomen and now fasting is a protection. It's a shield that protects you again from the hellfire.

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A man came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he said, y'all rasool Allah Dulany Allah emaline And hello, behave Jana, all messenger of Allah guide me to an action. One simple act that I perform, and it allows me into Jannah allows me into paradise, the prophets, Allah, Allah when he was in them said, Allah you can do so. Let me fella, you know, hold on to fasting, you want that act, fasting, take to fasting, there is nothing like it. And that shows that what we are about to enter now, in the next few days is is a tremendous opportunity. Again, we don't want to fall into the habit of habituation when it comes to worship means that your heart is absent. We don't want

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that. We want to do it with an attentive heart. It's called the Aqaba

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it's called wakefulness your heart is awakened, your soul is fresh. You are doing things with purpose rather than just going through the motions. Doing things with purpose and with intent. You You are aware of the value of fasting and the rewards of fasting and the fact that you will learn

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God loves that fasting, and that you are doing it in devotion.

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It is such a beautiful place to be in. It's a wonderful experience in our experience. Many people exchange that or forego that for the, you know, visceral experience, the physical, physiological experience of hunger.

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That's wrong point of focus, you want to focus on your heart.

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So the prophets of salaam said, if you want to enter Paradise, you want an action that leads you into paradise, take to fasting, there is nothing like it.

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The Prophet sallahu wa salam, and this shows us the some of the etiquettes of the fasting person that fasting is supposed to elevate you as a human being, you know, when you entertain or when you take care of your heart. And because

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you know, the core of a human being is the heart is the spiritual, you know, that spiritual point within us.

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And this is where all goodness within us comes from. This is where malevolence comes from. Benevolence comes from, that's where the good side of us is located. So when you are engaged in fasting properly, you will see that you are you actually start acting from a higher paradigm of character, a higher place of character. So the Prophet SAW Selim says in this authentic hadith,

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and this is an arrangement where the prophets are seldom, we call it Hadith produce the Divine Hadith divine narration, where the prophets of salaam generates from Allah Himself, called Allah Kulu Amelie beneath the whole industry and in the holy edizioni He, Allah.

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The Almighty says, all of the actions of son of Adam, are for him. You do it, you're seeking reward. And you're getting the reward in this life and in the next, except for a 3am fasting, Allah says it's for me. So there is something special in fasting that makes it completely and entirely for Allah. It'll see I'm fenoli with Anna GCB, and are you reward for it, I compensate for it. Allah didn't even name what the exact reward is. That means it's limitless. It's something beyond our comprehension. And this all of that should be an encouragement that what you're doing although it might seem as a physical experience, but the true impact is spiritual is in the world of the unseen

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and that's what you need to focus on. And when you tune into that dimension of who you are your heart you pay attention to your heart you actually experienced that elevation

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was three or more Juna and fasting is a protection against protection from the punishment of the Hellfire it's protection from our evil tendencies as well.

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What either account I almost told me I had a fella your fifth one is when it's the day one of you is fasting that this person not engage in any foul language or in any arguments don't against to to a level of low conduct that's what it means always have high standards as you're fasting and this is what actually fasting gives you if you do it properly

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because you're engaged in such a again noble undertaking, you will find that it's inconsistent with what you are doing to stop argue over petty things with other people if someone wants to you know have an argument with you

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for insert but who had on our cartella who for the open in nemorosa And if anyone tries to argue with you tries to

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again get into some sort of quarrel or or a fight you say to that person you know I'm fasting today I'm fasting means you know

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I'm not going to do that. I can't afford to do this. I can't sacrifice you know what I'm about to do.

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So what that means you don't have a good day.

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If you have a problem try to figure it out yourself.

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What are the enough so Mohammed in via the Hulu FEM is slightly more applicable and Allah he mentally ill misc

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the Prophet Mohammed Salah says, commenting on this divine divine this divine words the prophets of salaam says

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by him in whose hand my soul is meaning by Allah.

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The smell that comes out of the mouth of the fasting person is more pleasant with Allah than this smell of musk.

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Because you know when you abstain from food and drink, there's a smell that comes out of your comes out of your gut.

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and sometimes you will initially find it unpleasant. And that's true. It's unpleasant. But because the purpose behind that it's it's, it's an outcome of something that is noble. It is more pleasant in the skills of Allah than the smell of musk and he's talking about the most or the sweetest smell you can ever have in this world. The slight me for attorney or for Homer, either after a fairy, we're either not very happy so me for the first impression there was two moments of joy.

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And that's when the person opens, they're fast at sunset. You know, you're complete, you're fast, and you eat. So there is this kind of joy

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and there is also a joy, with accomplishment. And then there is a joy on the Day of Judgment when he meets his Lord.

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When the person meets Allah subhanaw taala because of the reward the abundance that Allah has kept in store for the fasting person, the person would be so much elated, so much, elated.

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the Prophet SAW Selim also told about, you know, we have many narrations from the messengers and salam where he describes paradise gentlemen.

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So the Prophet SAW Selim says in this authentic hadith, in Al Bukhari, the messenger Selim says in FL Jannetty, Bourbon ukar, Hula, hula young yet Holloman who saw a Mona yo multi layered Holloman who don't have a Euro home for either. Oh Luca fella, mute Holman who I had for either the funeral home Overlake woman the Hello Sherry Bowman Sherry Bellamy.

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So the prophets of salaam says in paradise there is a gate in paradise there is a gate

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it's called our Yun and our young Subhanallah and the Arabic language of wine of the yen.

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Comes from Roy Roy, he means irrigation. Hydration, right? Of a Yan is an adjective it's a description. And

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you know it follows the same pattern as men, right? Apply men. When someone is angry, you call them what? Fully like angry really angry, full of anger furious. You call them what in Arabic language called the ban. This is a pattern in the Arabic language called fat land. Okay. Fallon Oban, Joe and Joanne hungry when you're starving, and you can't even see you can't even think out of hunger. We call it Joe and right, man, we have got banned Joanne. Okay, Fallon.

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So, what does this mean? This description this pattern of this word pattern means someone is filled is completely full of this adjective of this description. So Allah Yan means completely hydrated, completely hydrated. Someone when you eat to your field, you stuff yourself. What do you call what you describe such a person who is full.

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Shaban, Shaban, right. Like they can't even breathe. So that's someone who fills themselves with food. Someone is hydrated properly and pleasantly. They called a yawn. So there is a gate in paradise. And how many gates this paradise have?

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Eight, yes. Eight. One of them is called WGN. And who enters into Jannah through this gate, it's very special.

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The fasting people, those who fasted Ramadan, and those who volunteer as well, but those who fasted Ramadan any fast? No. They're not only the ones who abstain from food and drink and intimacy, during the days of the daytime in the days of Ramadan, but they are what they're the ones who observe the spirit of fasting, the elevation, the purity of the heart, the spiritual elevation,

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the beautiful conduct and character or fasting person, these are the people who are given that, you know that that privilege of entering through the gate of Armenia. So the prophets of Solomon says when they're fasting people into through that gate, it is closed, none else other than the fasting people enter through this gate. It shows it has something special, other than the other gates of paradise.

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So this is about fasting.

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Let's talk about them.

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of Ramadan.

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We know that Ramadan is the month of the Quran. Quran is the revelation, the book that was sent to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it was sent during the month of Ramadan. So the first revelation, the first encounter between Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam and the angel Jibreel was in Ramadan was in Ramadan when the brain came to him and he said, read,

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write, and he said, I don't know how to read. So he held him tight. Then he let go when he said, Read, and he said, I don't know what to read, or what do you want me to read? He held them tight and he let him go. And he said for the third time read and he said, I don't know. He said, ACARA read in the Name of your Lord who created a Quran Bismillah became the falak colorful, insane I mean Allah He created man from something like a clot.

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A book an icon, read and your Lord is the Most Noble and the most generous. Allah the LM, a bill column, who taught man through writing through language and limit in Santa Maria Maria and Emma he taught man that which he doesn't know.

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The first five verses of the Quran were revealed in the month of Ramadan.

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And the Quran every every year in Ramadan during the life of the prophet saw Salem. The share, the revelation of that year would be sent down closest to the earth during the month of Ramadan.

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The yearly pre decree the yearly pre decree, the quarter of the year of the upcoming year, is brought down to the lowest or the closest heaven during Laila to cuddle the night of power in Ramadan. Allah Subhana Allah says fee you for oppo Kulu and Marian hiking

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in that night or during that night, every decision is made meaning is being issued

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so Ramadan is a very special time

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so we shouldn't just go through the motions we shouldn't just you know cruise through Ramadan thinking about our hunger thirst, we're about we're going to eat is the time that you actually take your mind off the food kind of

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part of your life and focus on the spiritual nourishment now focus on your heart.

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Have you know expand your perspective and your relationship to life?

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And we know that from another narration from the Prophet SAW Selim about the month of Ramadan. Why is it so special that Allah subhanaw taala opens the gates of paradise. They open the month literally they are open in the month of Ramadan, they are open, that's an invitation.

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That's an invitation. And again, if your heart is not contaminated with so much sin, disobedience and arrogance, it's gonna feel bad. And everyone feels you know as if you are sincerely trying you would feel during the month of Ramadan and there are moments of bliss that you can't even explain.

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So the gates of paradise are open the gates of the Hellfire are locked

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and that's also a sign that's a sign that there is more mercy in this month. There is more chances, you know to make it to Paradise and the devils in on the shayateen that whisper that insert thoughts evil thoughts, ideas, emotions, confusion, doubts, that causes a lot of trouble. You know, a lot of the again the most powerful among them are chained

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or chained. So again, that's an opportunity for everyone to gain some momentum

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when the evil influence is less upon you during that this month

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we know that there is little powder in this month in the last 10 nights and as a last mantra says ensure lots of God and destruction the Quran about in Zina, have you read the Quran was revealed we revealed it in the light of the other

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one adelakun Maddie

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How do you know what the night of power is?

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Lea little Padre Fisher the night of a powder

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better in value than 1000 months and 1000 months if you want to work it out mathematically. It works out around 83 years plus a few months

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That's more than a lifetime for many people. And that's a lifetime of no sleep, right? No time wasted, that's pure, like pure 1000 months.

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So imagine your worship Allah during that night, it registers with Allah, it's multiplied by a factor of I don't know how much one night compared to you talking about, you know, 83 years.

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So that shows again, this is such a great opportunity from Allah subhanaw taala. We know in the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu Salam, and one of the ration that people in the past used to live longer.

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We know from the Quran that prophet nor Noah Alayhis Salam. Allah says philosophy him and fascinating in law from Siena that he lived or spent among his people, a time of what 1000 Minus 50 years,

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almost 1000 years that he spent with his people, inviting them to Islam. So people in the past lived longer.

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People in the past live longer. And the prophets of Solomon told us as well that previous generations or the earlier generations were even bigger in size. So Adam Alayhis Salam was how what was his height?

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So tune availa

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tuna, the era so Adam Alayhis Salam, his height was 60 cubics. With I pronounced that right, yeah, an arm's length 60 of this.

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We're talking about almost 30 meters.

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The prophets of salaam said from Isaiah Al Khalifa young cos, and the creation kept getting smaller and smaller in what in size and smaller in lifespan. Smaller so Allah subhanaw taala compensated this ummah, the people who live in later generations, by times likely little cuddle, while in a one night is worth a lifetime.

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This is why the prophets of salaam would spend the last 10 nights in the masjid, doing at Caffe seclusion, complete focus on the worship of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Fasting was made an obligation upon or was made an obligation in the second year of the hijab. And the second year after hijra, it was it became an obligation and we know this and Surat Al Baqarah. So I want to get into so what is fasting that's

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what is fasting, it's simply

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abstinence from

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ingesting food and drink, you can't allow anything to go into

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your digestive system. That's it

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from Dawn which is before sunset, to sunset, before sunrise sorry to sunset.

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And not only do you abstain from that, but you also abstain from

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sexual intercourse and any fulfilment of your sexual desire

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during this time, the nights that's fine.

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But during the day hours

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that's what fasting is. But it requires something that you do it with intention.

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You do it with intention. So the Prophet SAW Selim says lastly embodiment knew the minimum you obey yet and knee yet and Lane fasting doesn't count for someone who does not have the intention in the night. So you have the intention in the night, when is the night anytime the night before that Fudger you have the intention from Maghrib

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from Maghrib of the day before.

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Okay, just before Fajr you have to have an intention. What is the intention? Intention is in the heart. So you wake up to eat the pre Dawn meal so whole.

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Why did you wake up to eat at that time? No one needs at that time usually right? Why did you eat at that time? Obviously your first thing that's your intention? Intention is what what we call intent. Some people think, Oh, I have to verbalize it. No, you don't verbalize it.

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Just your awareness that tomorrow and fasting. That's it. That's it.

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Okay, so don't complicate it. So the intention and then the abstinence from the dawn Fajr time

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My favorite which is sun sunset.

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you abstain from eating, drinking and from intimacy or let's again being very precise sexual and fulfilling your desire, your sexual desire

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that's what fasting really is.

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so before Ramadan you're gonna have

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How does Ramadan start? Allah Subhana Allah says feminine Shaheed Amin como SHA vinyasa. So he who witnesses the month witness shareholder again,

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the prophets of salaam explains what explains what that means in an aeration, he says. So more lira at or after all your end? How does Ramadan start by seeing the crescent and healer?

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Seeing the crescent? So there is a time when did when does this crescent appear? Usually just before Maghrib, sometimes a little after maghrib they usually just the few minutes before the crescent that is born for the new month shows and it's very, very slim,

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very, very slim. And

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who has to see it? Ideally, even if it's one person because the prophets also

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in one year, a man a Bedouin from again from the nomads who lived outside of Medina walked into Medina, at nighttime and he said to the prophets of salaam I saw the crescent, the prophets of salaam took that

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and the monster that somebody might, so there's, you're gonna have this issue, right? Usually who over overlooks the US who supervises this issue?

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Usually the authorities,

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usually the authorities, but here again, there's no Muslim government, right? So who observes that people who again who acts in positions of leadership,

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people who act in positions of leadership

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so we have to, you know,

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talk about this and hopefully it will put your heart and your mind to peace

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Muslims and we're gonna, we're going to talk about here, Canada, the Muslim community in Canada, specifically here, let me talk about GTA.

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We have Muslims coming from backgrounds, different backgrounds, and as other human beings, we tend to cluster around cultural lines, right.

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So you will find the Muslim community hamdulillah there's good bond, generally speaking, there is this sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. But you will find

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that, from this background, a group of people would say,

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we have this we have, for example, we Hanafi you have for example the other mother had. So that's what this sort of, again, I'm speaking very loosely. So you have

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a clear kind of

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orientation, which is the Hanafi madhhab. Then on the side, who are quite a majority. Then you have on the other side. You don't have Shafi is here, or you don't have him Billy's here, we don't have Maliki's here. So these would be clustered together.

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Okay, then along with them, you would find

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a hello howdy.

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fre, Salafi, whatever, okay.

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So sometimes there is disagreement.

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And this disagreement, by the way, has enough room and excuse in Islam.

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Why? Because of the time of the Prophet SAW Selim at the time of the companions of the Allahu Anhu.

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At that time, there was no mobile phones means of communication, right.

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There was

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there was no messaging.

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So people had to depend on their local observation of the crescent.

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So people in Medina people in Makkah, like if you rush between Mecca and Medina, will take you three days, the fastest the fastest. Okay, which is called Cairo reburied. Okay, that's a phenomenon that they had to quicken communication, but roughly it would be three days for someone to sort of run rush from Mecca to Medina.

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So by the time you will observe the crescent in Mecca, you know, it's already three days too muddy.

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All right. So that's it everyone has to depend on the local sighting of the moon.

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local sights on the moon. And it happened during the time of the companions that someone would come from a sham from Syria.

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Travel during the month of Ramadan, again, probably for Umrah or anything. So in Medina, the Muslim had started a day, let's say um, roughly I forgot what exact day let's say the Muslims started Monday in Medina, the person who came from a sham, he said, No, we fasted on Sunday, because we saw the crescent. The competitor said, no, no big deal. This is called they call this Tila for Lima, Paula.

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Different views of the crescent, different rises of the crescent. Why? Because of the different location geographical location.

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Now scholars today they say, do we still apply this? That, you know, we have continents, we have the Americans, we have Europe and Africa, then we have Asia, Central Asia, and even the Far East and Australia.

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Are these old? Where do we start? Look, in terms of time there is an international timeline, right. But in terms of the sighting of the moon, what is the starting point?

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There is no agreement on the these are again, these are new questions, but we have principles in Islam, we have a deeper understanding of the general rules of how they apply. Sometimes the Muslims differ about that. Is it a big deal? It's really not.

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It's really not. Now ideally, it would be great if Muslims can come together and agree but agree based on the right mechanism, which is what the prophets Salam said it clear, so Maduro Yeti will after all Euro Yeti fast based upon citing the crescent, and open your fast, which is the end of Ramadan, based on citing the crescent of Chawan the following month. That's how this how you market people say let's follow calculations. Right? It's full of calculations so that everyone knows when Ramadan starts. We know that ahead of time, everyone agrees on it. And so well no one is going to agree on that. By the way. The thing is, this is a departure.

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Then you have again Muslims who are who have been, who have swallowed a lot of scientism, naturalism, and who have a sense of inferiority, unfortunately. So then they would say, Oh, they didn't have technological advancement at the time. But when now we have these calculations, and by the way, this is wrong.

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This is our, you know, astronomical calculations were known from those times, in many nations, and they were as accurate. There was just as accurate.

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Why didn't they depend on them?

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And notice the Prophet SAW Selim said so Moliro he he will after all, the Euro yet he the Prophet SAW Selim, we believe in Islam, the prophet Salam does not speak for himself. Allah says, One our young people, Anil Hauer, and he does not speak for himself and the one who sent Allah Who sent Prophet Muhammad Salah Salam, we know that he is what I mean, right? He knows everything. Do you think at the time the prophets of salaam was centered the time the Prophet SAW Selim said fast for citing the moon, and start Ramadan for fasting for citing the moon, and in Ramadan by citing the moon, right? Do you think Allah at that time did not know the technological advancement that

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humanity was going to reach today?

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Or that the scientific technology that humans were going to reach in 100 years, 200 years, 500 years from now, all of that was known to Allah subhanaw taala?

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Why didn't Allah Subhan Allah to either set the way or the ruling or the marking of the beginning of Ramadan on something that could completely eliminate any kind of discussion?

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He could have done it if he will. So Allah subhanaw taala has wisdom in that. So what marks the beginning, citing?

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Not the birth of the moon, and that's the problem. People who talk about calculations, they're talking about the birth of the moon. But that's not the sign that the Prophet SAW Selim gave the Prophets I seldom said citing to the moon

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when you will find the first day of a second or second day of Ramadan, you know, people coming, you know, so upset. Why is this this starts this day, this starts that day. Yes. It's probably upsetting. But really, if you look at it, it's not a big deal. It's really not a big deal.

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And it's not worth that you waste your fasting and you kill the spirit of Ramadan and you poison your heart with all of these issues.

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No, because just look at it on the Day of Judgment when ALLAH SubhanA wa knew

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held accountable, and your deeds await, you know?

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All of these issues have gone. You know, what? Don't you don't have to wait till the Day of Judgment. Let's talk about now.

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Let's talk about now. past years, do you recall? Do you recall? You know, are you? Are you aware? are you reacting now to any of those differences in the past the corner you forgot about them? So keep them give them the true weight.

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Okay, give them the choice. What if the moon was cited in Pakistan?

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Do we follow that?

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So the Muslim scholars in this sense, they have a different opinion. Some of them follow that the the crescent has one view medulla one to handle my palate. It's called. It has one view anywhere, anywhere in the world. It's seen

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when it's around Maghrib time for you or a little bit often. Time has taken

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whether they see it on Australia and Japan, in Chile. Right in Alaska, wherever Allah's that's it? Some say no, we have to cite that locally.

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Is there anything decisive in the text about this? No, it's a matter of history health. And you know, there is a ruling and this is something we really we Muslims need to learn that and we need to practice it. There is a ruling that is agreed upon, and it's taken from how the Companions behaved during the time of the Prophet SAW Salem, and under his supervision, which is called law in Qaddafi Messiah alien Phyllis issues where there is some sort of disagreement among the Muslims, there is difference of opinion. Okay.

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You do not criticize, you do not criticize. And what does that mean? Because sometimes people apply that wrong. Does that mean there is no discussion in FERC and jurisprudence in the rulings of some No, there is discussion among who among the scholars who are qualified, who spent their lives studying who know the rules, who know the principles will know how the system works, and they speak the language so they can understand each other, these people can really discuss, and try to reach an agreement, even if eventually they disagree, but at least they can exercise this reasoning, and this kind of incar.

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But the agreement is if someone follows a valid opinion, and opinion doesn't mean they just, you know, came up with it, scholars come up with opinions based on their study of the text. And there is any issue in Islam and the issue and firstly, with your one, find one text or two texts, or three texts, you will find like a fair number of verses and Hadith, combining together at different levels of indication.

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To give you an understanding, that's why this call is different. So many people have a very simplistic understanding, or you know, Imam, so and so contradicted the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Salem.

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That can only come from and I'm, I'm going to describe it this way. Innocent, arrogance,

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innocent arrogance, because you are making a claim or a judgment about a system, you don't even understand how it works.

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It's just like you're going to a medical doctor. And they have to make a difficult decision.

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And there's a lot of compromise. You know, sometimes when you're faced with more than one choice, they have to go for the, the less harmful, right? So they have to make a hard decision.

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Then someone looks at just one side of that. And they say, you know, these medical people, doctors, they don't understand anything. Many people do that, right. That's exactly how sometimes Muslims behave towards issues that really need proper kind of engagement. Need a good background? So, so the ENCODE what does that mean? The scholars are agreed that when

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someone practices a valid opinion, which is HD hat, again, there's no clear cut text on that specifically, but it's drawn from understanding of this text and that text.

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When they engage, like, actually in it, you don't criticize them.

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You don't criticize them.

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And if we were to abide by this etiquettes, a lot of problems and issues and feuds would just disappear.

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Okay, so this is just about the sighting of the moon. So what is the opinion? I'm telling you when you study that from

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50 perspective, it's not easy to decide on. But if you look at it, give it its true Wait, it's really not a big deal. It's really not a big deal.

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Eventually run over you know, some times there were some times in the Muslim world and I think that was about

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20 plus years. There was a year when it was cloudy

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and Mumbai around the Middle East it was cloudy. So most of the Muslim countries in that area, they completed Shaban and this is what the prophets of salaam said

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So more or at will after Euro at home Ali comm *a dollar in another narration for me Lucia Benz and FEMA Alma you know fast for citing the moon start Ramadan for citing the moon and in debt for citing the moon of the following month for in the home Adhikam if for some reason you could not vision was not possible. There was

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dust there was clouds cloudy. So what do you do? You complete wrong you complete Shaban 30

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Because the lunar month is either 2029 or 30 days. The sighting of the moon decides whether it's 29 or 30. So it's cloudy you can't see the moon What do you do? The prophets of salaam said you can Shaban as 30 You completed as 30 and then you start Ramadan automatically. So that's what they did at that time.

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So they completed. Shaban 30 And they fasted Ramadan

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the 28th day of Ramadan, or on Maverick time, the crescent for a while was seen was cited.

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Tomorrow was apparently clear, no like no doubt it was evident that tomorrow was sure well the following month Ramadan ended and they fasted 28 days.

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People made a huge mess. No you did this you did that. You ruined our Ramadan. No, they didn't ruin your Ramadan. They just did what they could and that's fine. That's fine. That's the spirit of fasting. And when they do they say to the people, you know, fast a day during the year, make it up.

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Does that take from your reward? No. Does that take from your relationship from Allah or with Allah? No, not at all. You know, but again, sometimes we humans we love to latch on to very small petty things and make a big problem and that's how we want to behave don't ruin the spirit of Ramadan for yourself because because because this issue will probably come up and then people will have different reactions you know what? Keep your heart with Allah not with the people

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who do I follow the message that you pray in the Imam that you trust follow them the Imam that you trust the man that you trust that they really have good knowledge of Islam and they seek the truth as much as possible. You know how last follow them? Is there an issue? No, that's what Allah asks of you. That's it

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done so what if you know I'm fasting but my brother at home is not fasting

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so but it's not the end of the world what's gonna happen you're fasting okay Muslim eat he's probably going to eat at 3pm Right? He's okay fine. No, no but he's eating and Ramadan now

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Okay, so we need to put things where they truly belong. I hope this helps

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good I saw

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some people out of just precaution they would fast the last day of shebang they say what if people go wrong? What if not, no, the prophets Allah wa salam said law to cut them all Ramadan be so me Oh mean when I mean we all mean

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so do not fast the day before out of precaution unless you are someone because there are people who fast every Monday and Thursday right? There are people who fast every other day they love to do more devotion

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at something that they find you know this beauty and so they do it if if this happens fine if it happens to the to be the day before Ramadan, that's fine, but if you're doing it out of precaution you shouldn't the prophets of salaam you know said don't fast this day

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So we've again I've covered a lot of these things. So the notes

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I have

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Inshallah, as we answered the questions I'm going to sort of elaborate more on some things to do with regards to the Quran, Allah we,

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again it's advised highly recommended to do a sudo which is the pre Dawn meal, when can that be anytime in the night

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anytime in the night the later the better. The Prophet SAW Selim says matters Illuminati behavior, Maya Angelou, fatawa huddle, Soho Sahara, you know my nation, my people, the believers, the Muslims will be in good for as long as they you know, make the opening of the fast early meaning they do not delay it out of precaution.

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And as long as they eat their pre Dawn meal as late as possible, and that means before Voyager right, because some people say no, you know, I want to eat it like an hour before. So I don't you know, come near the point. No,

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this kind of precaution is not advised.

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Okay, in the profits of certain centers, the health benefits are wholly of his salary Baraka. So, at the pre Dawn meal, there is blessings in it, what is the blessing is the nutrition into attrition of value. But there is also another layer of baraka of blessings that we are not aware of part of the unseen. So Baraka doesn't have to be many people in the day think of the word vaca Oh, it's unseen. No, it's unseen. But Baraka is also the things that we can measure the nutritional value that's Baraka, by the way. That's Baraka. Okay. So there is this Baraka but there is Barak Baraka that we don't know about as well.

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Okay, so let's jump to the questions.

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And please make the questions particularly about the on the topic, and ask questions that you will benefit from,

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ask questions about things that will benefit you in fasting, not hypothetical questions. Right. Not about people living in the North Pole. Okay. Ask about something that really pertains to you. Because question is for benefiting. Right. So keep them on topic, inshallah. And whether there is clarification needed or whether it's something that we haven't covered

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Very good question. So the brother says the intention, can we make it like, once before Ramadan once and for all at the beginning of Ramadan? Or do we have to make it every night?

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There has been a discussion.

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just to be safe every night, by the way, you do it by default. So everyone is aware that tomorrow I'm going to fast, right? So it happens by default. So it's more of again, it's more of a theoretical kind of notion whether I do it every night or not. But just to be safe. In I would say, just be conscious. That's what you need, conscious or unfastened tomorrow, tomorrow is the day of Ramadan, and I'm fasting that day. As simple as that. Just do it. Have it in your mind every night. If you eat before you sleep while you're eating or because tomorrow I'm fasting even if you even get eight o'clock at 10 o'clock.

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That's intention that marks the intention. It shows a there is an intention class that said you don't have to say, you know, I intend to fast tomorrow it's going to be Thursday the 23rd of March.

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It's going to be second to none I don't do that. Okay, it has nothing to do with verbalization intention is intent right? It just does have a point of fastening that's all that's all what it is.

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Questions Yes sister over there.

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But you need to speak up so I can hear that

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said I'm

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not gonna be with

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you of North America.

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Ronnie have to be

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a doctor has the

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medical culture really

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shuffled around.

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We sort of get to some other

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what do we need? I don't know.

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only has

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that been bad

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for you

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hasn't been

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done before

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by blow jobs enabling Lizzy to femicide, call us does that.

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Does that Calaca? So the sister is asking the question

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that some people fast based on their home country, so those who come from Egypt, they say we fast with Egypt. People will come from Pakistan, they say, well have I fought with Pakistan?

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People from Malaysia, they say we fast with Malaysia. Right? So this sister says why? She says since she came here to

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to Canada, they started fasting with, you know, the North American, again, whoever Muslim Association or masjid, etcetera, etcetera. And yes, this is how this is the best, this is the best. But again, it's I find it individuals who would fast with other countries, and I'd find that usually,

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there are committees Hillel committee, Crescent committee, you will find it, we actually tried to see, excite them on and not only cite them on also see where the moon was cited in the world and then make a collective decision. That's actually a good effort. It's a good effort. But hopefully, again, just you know, Muslims are human beings, we have the same pitfalls in terms of behavior, sometimes. Sometimes there are political inclinations. Sometimes there are denominational issues. Sometimes we have an issue with one country and its government. And you know, what, no, we don't want to take this. It happens. Is that does that affect me? It doesn't. That's why I said my advice,

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follow your local Imam, follow your local Imam. So here, Abu Hurayrah, you're gonna find the general manager, or the board here is going to announce what they see to be right after discussion after consulting. And then they would make a decision. You trust them you trust Abu Hurayrah follow Hamdulillah you don't trust it? You want to follow what Islamic foundation follows from foundation? Not a big deal, but don't make it a, you know, an issue or a reason to have, you know, problems with others. Let's just keep it at that.

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Yes, 100.

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And I'm halfway

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Okay, so the brother says, If a Dan or federal goes out, and I am just in the middle of eating something, right?

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Should I stop? Or should I finish what I have?

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We have an aeration. So let's, you know, let's look at how Facebook works. Because many people you know, think it's simple, but it's very systematic, very, very systematic.

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We have the general ruling, which is the foundation now the general rule it applies to everything with specific exceptions. The general rule is what Allah says in Surah Al Baqarah. For Kulu wash Robbo, Hector Yatta, yatta. Hola, como Hi, Abby, abdominal hiatal as well, the middle finger, eat and drink. And, again, if you are married, and you have intimacy,

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it's allowed to do that until the white thread of dawn is recognizable. And that's the time for Fudger.

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So what's the general rule that you can eat, you can drink you can have intimacy until

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federal and federal you're supposed to stop. That's the rule.

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That's the rule. And it applies to everything. Now we have a statement Hadith from the Prophet SAW. So then what he says is a column other than Allahu Akbar will interfere the Ahadi come value for the hydrator who minimum

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if the Imam says Allahu Akbar the Adonis treasure

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and you already have the inner Okay, inner is usually again

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the vessel Yeah. So, so take your need of it. Don't leave it until you take your need of it and put it down. So some scholars have different does this apply on you to drink or does it apply to food

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as well?

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So what I advise you is what I take for myself

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In these conditions take the safest, you don't lose anything.

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You, you lose a couple of bites, you're not gonna starve to death. So what I would recommend only with the water. So this is why there's a rule in fact, and again, it's not like made up. It's taken from understanding how the rules and how, how the texts worked. The meanings of the texts work together. Female over in us, either a stiff

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fella you heard or molded in us Our

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ILDA Phyllis Daphna and a MOBA. Yuck. So if there's a general rule, and there is a text, one exception that says, rough, I'm just I'm gonna assume water.

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You can drink water if the, if the dawn is called, okay, you can finish the water, the water bottle.

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Take your need of it. But does this apply to food? Again, there is a discussion whether that

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in here refers to water or food

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only to only water or food as well. But let's say it only applies to water. Can I apply it to food? No. There's no class here. There is no analogy. Always when there is a general rule and there is an exception. We take that exception to in the literalist sense and we don't expand it. Okay. We don't expand it. I would say this is the safest this only applies if the Advan goes off for Fudger. Okay, and you have the only the water bottle Yes, take what you need of it, but food No. And that's actually the fatwa of many scholars but don't do that with food only with drink. But my advice don't get to that point. Don't get to that point. Yes.

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Are you married hamdulillah Mashallah.

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The Prophet so there is a narration the prophets of Salaam, yes, he would kiss I shall obey Allah Juan. And the day he was fasting, but a man came to him and he said, y'all rasool Allah, Oh kg beluga, and

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all messenger of Allah. Can I kiss my wife? When I'm fasting? Carla, the prophets have said no.

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Another man came to the Prophet SAW Salem, and he said, Yeah, Rasul Allah, aka Bella, and ASA. And can I kiss my wife in a fasting? The prophets of salaam said yes.

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So are we playing here? You see, that's where people who have a simplistic approach, and they just learn one thing, and then they want to fix the whole world based on this small thing, tiny thing they want to learn, or that they have learned. This is why called the innocent arrogance, although it's this is an oxymoron.

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So the some companion is awesome. The Messenger of Allah like you said, Yes, and said, No, what's going on here? The Prophet Salam said, in valleca. And luckily, it'll be that man is an older man, and he can control himself.

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But that young man, obviously most likely he won't be able to control himself.

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Go because if someone has sexual intercourse and fasting, now their fasting is invalid. And then what? That's a huge sin. So there is an explanation that they have to do.

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At the time, when there was slavery, they have to free a slave, which was by the way, like not, its considerable amount of wealth, if not, the word, fast, 60 days consecutive two months, consecutive.

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And if you let's say fast, 40 days, day, 41 You can't do it, you just you break your fast, you have to start all over again.

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so don't risk it. Don't risk it. Plus, Plus.

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Some people might not, you know, fall into sexual intercourse based on kissing, but they might. Again, I'm sorry, I'm gonna say that straight because it's it's fit here. ejaculate. They lost their fasting. There's no CAFA on them. They don't have to fast like

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two months, but they have broken they're fast and they're sinning.

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They blameworthy for that.

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And some people watch some nasty stuff.

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And again, they might just lose control and ejaculate sometimes just by thinking some people. They lost their fast

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contemplating and repeating imagery in your mind?

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Male or female? So be careful. It's not a joke so it's better just to stay away from that. Yeah, don't come near the fire

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let me give the chance to someone else yeah.

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When it comes to

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what is the most effective way

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to be worked full time and the work is when we start off with a good intention to finish the entire job during the a month it doesn't happen. So just reading through it or is it the same effect

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for asking this question,

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the second part you sometimes do

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that especially with that, thank you

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okay, good questions just for asking because I wanted to come to the Quran and the relationship with the Quran. So just for giving me you know, a reason to address that. So Ramadan is the month of the Quran And subhanAllah if you look at the companions of the Prophet SAW Salem, generation of a tabby in that came after them.

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They would start

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reading Quran

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two months before

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they start the conditioning two months before Ramadan.

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So those who worked every day they will start working every other day

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in law jump

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in Roger, two months before Ramallah, then in Shaban that would close their shop and just spend it with the Quran. Shabbat

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and Ramadan, they would push themselves beyond the limits.

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That's the difference. Now not everyone can afford that but it's important to read the Quran and engage with the Quran. Quality is more important than quantity. So if you just read through it the prophets of salaam says data Quran Khurana

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Latin for all Khurana Catherine Natalia Khurana Han Catherine Dudley minute Tamara do not just you know read quickly through the Quran, like the low quality you know, poor quality dates, like again, the rotten dates don't make it like that. Read the Quran with the reflection. Quality is more important, okay. But we're not talking about studying here as a circle. And if it helps, if you have a choice, or I'm not going to read the Quran, or I have a circle, no join the circle. But ideally you want to read with reflection. That's the point if a translation helps, fine, yes, but don't forget to read the Arabic as well. You can't read Arabic Listen, listen, and then read the

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translation. So you get as much as possible. Imam Shafi

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in Ramadan

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he would read the Quran in Ramadan how many times

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60 times

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he was to have a hokhmah at night and hokhmah in the day.

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The only formula why because the reward is huge. But did you remember chef he said

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no. He read come come over the memory chef Aaron Allah would read with contemplation, just colloquial, thank you

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would read with concentration.

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So that's what you want to do. Now can someone read from the must have or have a stand for the Quran? I would say that preferably not but if you don't know, then in sha Allah you can in sha Allah, you can but don't do that with Aisha do it with Tara we do it with the Sunnah prayers not with the forest because the farm you're not supposed to have more movements. It might affect your salah the validity of your solo okay

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so that's just to answer the questions but again, Quran it's important to read the Quran with reflection with understanding. What are some tips to prepare yourself in the days leading up to Ramadan? Jackalope a good question. I would say fix your sleep. Be realistic. Don't you know in Ramadan, take what you need of your sleep quality is more important. Some people say I'll sleep only three hours and I'll push myself. You know what happens a few a week into Ramadan you're burnt out.

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And then Ramadan is messy for you and so on and so forth. This is a receipt isn't it? Just

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So ya know, get

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a range of sleep, get a good sleeping schedule, be be practical and be realistic, get enough sleep, get enough sleep. And not everyone can push themselves with little sleep. So get enough sleep, sleep to three hours, four hours in the night, and then maybe two, three hours during the day if you're able to undo that.

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So organize your sleep, focus on quality. Really, that's what matters, the state of your heart with Allah subhanho wa Taala this is what I would recommend. This is to ask about sisters, it's very important, you know, because sisters, sometimes you have to look after the kids, they have to cook, they have to clean the house, they have to do a lot of chores, right? And they don't feel anything in Ramadan. And that's because of our limited our limited view. These are great acts of worship and modern times, you know, they have turned motherhood and a woman who takes care of her house like she's wasting your life. We bought into this we swallowed that

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these could be the things that really enter a woman to the highest ranks in paradise feeding your family.

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You know, I'm just a cook. No that's not that's that's an atheistic way of looking at that.

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The prophets of salaam says the best reward some of the best reward that a man gets is to provide for his family. You don't need to go and you know, do some some weird things and be a super human being. Take care of your family. This gives you tremendous reward but Allah subhanaw taala now everyone wants to be famous. Everyone wants to be the shareholder day or the day or or the influencer and they only see that this is the way to intergender right? No, no, you, you know, you could be someone who no one knows about and just do the basic things with the right intention. And you get so much reward, especially at these times. Especially these times. You know, if someone

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really looks after, you know, what could be better than taking care of your kids? Is that a waste of time? The pain that you go through, you're rewarded for multiple times than anyone else.

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That's the thing you know, we think Allah is going to you know,

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shortchange us.

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We think God Allah doesn't understand our suffering. That's the problem. That's the problem. When we bought into this modern narrative, we have, you know, poisoned our hearts and our minds. You know.

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The prophets Allah mentioned that

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that a man into Janna just by feeding or by providing water to a dog or a woman. And you know what she is I don't want to mention she used to sell her honor in herself. She The Prophet said she saw a thirsty dog and she provided water to that dog. Allah entered her into Jana. What are you talking about?

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What are you talking about?

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The prophets of Allah mentioned a woman who enters the hellfire, although she is nice and she prays No, why? Because she locked up a cat in a room and deprived it of food until it died. She's gonna go to paradise. You see what the thing is, again, we have born in we have bought into this modern narrative and we start appreciating the things of true value. If it's not flashy, then it has no value. That's for human that's for superficial, he brainwashed human beings.

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There is deeper meaning in the mundane simple things. When a person struggles to provide to meet the needs of their family, and he finds it painful and he can't sleep at night, and he has so much debt, these things enter him into paradise, this pain sends them into the highest levels of paradise compared to someone who's getting all the attention and the luxury and and probably their intention is corrupt.

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So, as a Muslim, you really need to have a say in your life. You need to have a say in your life. You have to you have to get the true value of things stop buying into these stupidities, that are taking humanity to the complete destruction.

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So be careful of that.

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How to Stay consistent without burning out again, I would say don't take on more than you can chew. A few things just even if you pray two or three raka after a while. You enjoy it and do it right you recite five pages of Quran or two pages of Quran recite them with contemplation and enjoyment and sweetness and you are sincere as you fast and your conscious will lie that's tremendous. Don't count numbers with Allah subhanaw taala that's not how it works.

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I don't think we can answer all of the algos try to go quickly sorry if you are too sick during pregnancy Do you still have too fast I don't know how to make up

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pregnant so pregnancy

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if there is fear on your health complications or on your child on the fetus the baby then you are allowed to

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to eat right but again you need advice ideally a Muslim doctor but if not at least someone who's reasonable to Circulo him

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so then you make them up now if it gets too much how to make them up etc. There are differences amongst colors but what I would say just keep

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count of the days and inshallah make them up just the simple straightforward there are some other details but I can't get into them now.

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Just like looking at

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okay, someone corrected us letter hauteville Khurana had the sherry while at Anthrocon introductory lacuna mojado Mathura Surah This is from Eben Mossad not from the prophets of salaam Desikan. lockup Yes. Baraka perfect for the correction

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can we preach? Are we in different masjid and away from where we live? Yes, unless police catches you. Yeah, of course. religious police. Are you praying in that Masjid? You're with them not with us?

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Yeah, you can pray? Absolutely. And I would recommend you choose the masjid that really tries to stick to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Yeah, and someone who reads the Quran properly Yeah. QUESTION questions now live questions there's so many hands how to choose

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the brother in the black shirt Yes. Yep

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rolling on brushing your teeth. It should be okay but just make sure it you know you rinse your mouth well so nothing goes in. Yeah. Should be okay it's just everything this is called miss work.

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And people think miswak is that specific you know root stick it's actually this is called a rock actually the time of the Prophet SAW Salem a lot of you know what we swapped could be a piece of cloth some of the companions used to rub their teeth with that's all they had piece of cloth they rub their teeth with it that's called miswak went away but people just got fixated on one type

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is it that spirit

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Okay, go ahead

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so it's lackluster viewing right now and have a lot of assignments exams to do

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so I'm gonna have time to like reports because you end up wrong so to finish so what's up what's not more astute understanding where to put the

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focus on your exams? Well

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yeah do what you find enjoyment and and meaning and and connection with Allah or whatever else and better than Yeah, yeah don't make Don't complicate things.

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Yes, sisters. Yeah.

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You need to speak up a little bit

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Okay, so this is just says Can a woman do LT calf at home? This was mentioned Yes. And she can, she can do so there is something in the past a tradition that has been lost but handleless slowly, slowly being revived.

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Take one space in the house, call it the masjid have it for prayers, like a corner or a room or a closet or a den? Right? And have it for Salah. That's a good thing. It used to be done in the past, they would have this space in the house. They would call it a masjid. Almost everyone had that even some of the Companions would ask the Prophet salam to come and pray in the masjid at the home. Not that they would not go to the masjid but that's where they pray. They're soon and things like that. So it's good to have that and it's good to for a sister to have a decaf there. What does she have to do? Just the normal things. Spend as much time as possible?

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You know, Quran they're focusing, reflecting, doing the can people forget about thicker, thicker is very powerful, you engage with Allah subhanaw taala.

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But again, you and you know, decaf when it is voluntary. It's not an oath. It's not another it's very flexible. It's very flexible. You can even a man goes into the masjid doing it care, they have to go and do something they have to do do the groceries for the house for their for their family, they can go and do it and then come back and resume their attic if it's possible with the voluntary Attica. So a sister can do that. Yes. But again, most important thing is

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it's more of an intentional shift when she does to cap this way than her normal day and Ramadan. Really, that's what it is. It's a matter of intention and there is reward for it. But the most important thing is organized your time your sleep in the right way so you don't get a burnout is that I'm feeling intimidated by finish Amazon Formula Bar coffee calm, may Allah reward you Chela during Ramadan.

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imams are going to be here speakers is going to be here, there'll be sessions, so you can ask questions be admitted at either during the sessions pharmacological