The Month Of Sha’baan
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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and I bear witness that Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him as his servant and His Messenger or you who believe, fear Allah as he should be feared and die not except in a state of submission as Muslims, all mankind, be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person, and from him he created his wife, and from them both he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is ever an old watcher over you, or you who believe. Keep your duty to Allah, fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has
indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah. And the best guidance is that all Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters for all the newly invented medicine, religion, or an innovation and every bidder is misguidance and every misguidance leads to the hellfire.
The wife of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, in short, all the Allahu Anhu she said
Ma a to La Sol Allah He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you're so Moshe Han, or your Ramadan in LA Shaban
Can I assume Shabana Kula, for the whole Bukhari.
Bihari collected that I shall the Allahu Anhu the wife of the Prophet sallallahu when he was in him said the prophets that I've never seen the Prophet SAW Selim, fast an entire month outside of Ramadan other than Ramadan, but the month of Shaban.
He used to fast all of it.
Now there is a discussion about this hadith did I shall only Allah or the Allahu Anhu mean that the prophet has an emphasis the 30 days or the 29 days of Shabbat? Or was it the majority of the month and that's an common Arabic expression to say that he fasted the whole month, meaning that he fasted the majority of the month. That's the way the Arabic language is used.
But the point here is not about
whether we should face the month of Ramadan of Shabbat or not, it's about the whole point behind the hadith is that the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam used to treat the month of Shaban differently than the rest of the months.
So we have Osama bin Jose throbbing Allahu anima
asks the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he says y'all Rasul Allah. Then Allah Katha somos Moshe Horan
come to shadow Mina surely come after some more fish either. On messenger of Allah I've never seen you so
fast so often in a month as I've seen you fast in the month of Shaban, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says then he can Shaolin
yofoto And who Kathy Romanus been Raja Baba Ramadan. This is a month that most people don't pay attention to it falls between Rajab and Ramadan. Most people don't take it seriously. They don't focus on worship during this month. Why? Because people are looking forward to Ramadan. And they are intending to start the worship in Ramadan.
What was Sharon tofi Hill man who in Erbil Allah means for hipbone your family when I was when I saw him, and it's a month during which my deeds or the actions of a human being are presented to Allah.
Some of the scholars who commented on this hadith they say your deeds throughout the year
are presented officially they are lifted and officially presented to Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah knows them already. But this is a special type of presentation of your deeds to Allah Subhanallah and that's a very special moment. It's not just your deeds are presented before Allah. This is a historical moment in your life, when your deeds throughout the year are presented to Allah for evaluation. It's more of an accounts, but a very minor account happening in this world.
So it's a profound moment in our life. And the Prophet SAW Selim says the month of Shaban during the month of Shaban, my deeds are presented to Allah subhanho wa taala. And now we'd like to be in the best of my states, when my deeds are offered to Allah and he is evaluating them.
That shows how seriously the Prophet SAW Selim took his whole relationship with Allah subhana wa taala.
And it shows that the month of Shaban is more of a time for conditioning.
Many of us lie in wait for Ramadan to approach to start than we think that's when the race starts. But just like with our physical performance, if you are about to take part in a in a race or a marathon, if you wait till the marathon starts, and that's when you give your best, most likely you won't be able to complete it. You need conditioning, anyone who's going to compete in a race, they will need time for conditioning at least six months or maybe a year. And ideally more than that.
If you want to put yourself in an optimal condition,
you do not adopt a diet or a healthy lifestyle. One month of the year.
You might start getting healthy seeing some improvement over this month. But the moment you go back to unhealthy lifestyle, you lose all the benefits.
Many of us this is how we treat Ramadan.
And this is why many of us don't benefit optimally from Ramadan. The blessings of Ramadan are uncountable are beyond the imagination and the reason we are not reaping the fruits of Ramadan. The reason many of us feel a burnout in Ramadan is that we are just treating it as a fad
as an anomaly as a departure from our lifestyle throughout the year. That's not why Ramadan is here.
Ramadan Yes, it's a very special time. It's the perfect season for good deeds, but you cannot take Ramadan
as a departure from your lifestyle. The whole year should be a conditioning for Ramadan. So every year you're upping your game. Every year you're moving to the next level. So throughout your life you're building momentum you're coming closer to Allah subhanaw taala every Ramadan is better than Ramadan before but if after Ramadan, you're going to burn all of the points that you have scored in Ramadan, then you're going to start from scratch again this next Ramadan was the point.
Now I'm not saying you should not do your best in Ramadan if you do not observe your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala throughout the year but I'm saying we should aim at something higher than this. We should be more ambitious when it comes to really our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala because if your life is not about Allah, what is it about?
Seriously, if your living is not about Allah,
what is it about?
you know that you will leave your wealth behind
Did you know that you will struggle to make your wealth that you will struggle to maintain it
isn't about fame
you know that you will leave your fame behind.
So what is your life about? Don't make your life about something temporary.
Don't make your life about don't make the whole point of purpose of your life, something that is going to leave you.
Make your life about something that is going to remain with you for eternity.
Allah subhanaw taala nothing deserves your life. Nothing deserves your precious moments, days and nights and years.
Other than Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing.
Nothing. You were created for Allah. You were designed for Allah your heart is made for Allah, you limbs are made to bring you to Allah, your eyesight was given to you to help you find your path to Allah. Your ears were designed to help you. Listen to the words of ALLAH, learn them, recite them.
Everything was given to you to help you find your path to Allah.
And to walk that path to Allah subhana wa Tada.
So it's not worth it, that this beautiful gift of life is given to you
to go back to Allah subhanaw taala that you wasted searching for something that was created to be at your service. And then you enslave yourself for it.
What is fame and attention? It's other human beings attention, what's the point behind it? It doesn't have any intrinsic value.
What is the point in wealth? It's only a resource.
And the most precious part of our wealth is what covers our basic needs. Beyond that wealth starts to lose its real value and it becomes more of a matter of greed and false aspirations.
So we why waste our life? Allah Subhana Allah says about people who have wasted their lives who lived for something other than Allah, they followed the trends.
They spent their retention trying to gain more of the wealth, the benefits, what happened to them on the Day of Judgment, they realized they missed the point behind life, they wasted this beautiful opportunity. And what happened to them they would say on the Day of Judgment, Maria Elena Annie mallia Hannah can nissle banya. My money did not benefit for him, but not benefit benefit me my wealth, my car, my mansion, my house, my assets, my bank accounts.
All of that left me I don't have it anymore. It can't benefit me won't save me from the hellfire. My supporters, my fans, my admirers, they don't care about me now. I'm alone now.
This is what Rama Ramadan comes once every year into your life
to help you prepare for that day, to give you an opportunity to maximize your spiritual growth, to understand this dunya and what it means and your place in it. That you are not here to stay. You were not created for this dunya it was not created for you. It actually was created to test you.
It was created to squeeze you.
And it's a pity that we end up worshiping it pursuing it, serving it
spending our life to catch something that is going to disappear
this is why Ramadan comes into your life.
And if you want to use Ramadan if you really want to reap the benefits of Ramadan and perform well in Ramadan, you start from now you start now
and I don't invite you to fast all of the month of Shabbat.
But if you look at the life of the prophet Sallallahu Sallam he used to fight fast very often. Generally speaking, the Prophet SAW Selim would fast every Monday and Thursday. So it makes sense that the Prophet SAW Selim as he is accelerating his growth or speeding up the process, preparing for Ramadan that he would pass the majority of the month of Shabbat. But if you are someone who doesn't fast throughout the year, so it makes sense to start fasting at least three days of the month of Shabbat
Three white days
Oh, maybe fast every Monday or every Thursday. Or if you want to push yourself a little bit more, and you do better conditioning for Ramadan,
then you fast every Monday and Thursday.
And it's not only fasting, but there is more. You start reciting Quran a lot of a tabby in who were merchants who had shops they used to sell the to is to be active in the market, because there were people who put their trust in Allah. But there were people whose whose feet were grounded in reality, because being connected to Allah does not mean being disconnected from life and its dynamics. So they would have a shop, they would have a business. But when Shaban came, they would close their business.
And they would stick to there must have either Quran and read it as a conditioning for one Ramadan comes. Now I'm not saying close your business.
I'm not saying that I'm not saying quit your studies for shabanam Ramadan.
These were people who were ahead of us in their game. These were people who build that kind of momentum over time.
But we should follow their footsteps in taking at least one step forward. So when Ramadan comes, you can take two other steps forward, and you realize at the end of Ramadan, that you have changed in a way in a positive way that it makes it hard for you to go back to your old ways. If you retreat, you take one step back, not three. So you still better than when you started.
That's the challenge.
And it's not about how good you are. It's not about how hard working you are, although you should try your best. But it's about it's a gift from Allah subhanaw taala any progress you achieve is actually a gift from Allah. So your hope should be attached to Allah, you should be looking forward, or you should be looking to Allah subhanaw taala in hope rather than depending on your own excellence, your own righteousness, your own intelligence,
what really keeps us
or whatever, whatever keeps our faults and our the disasters that we have within us, whatever keeps them hidden and unexposed
is the Mercy of Allah subhanho wa taala.
But if you look within each one of us, we have so many things that we can never be proud of.
So we should never feel safe when it comes to our righteousness, our ability to be devout, our ability to be clean hearted.
And many of us, all of us are sinners and many of us sin in excess.
But the most important point in this challenge
is to have hope in Allah subhanaw taala
is to know that forgiveness, guidance is from Allah sponge and if all you need to bring is sincerity
is a genuine intention that Oh Allah, I want to fix my ways. I want to become a better person. I need your help out of myself. I cannot do it. And that's by the way what we say when we say Yeah, can I do what ya can a stain we say to Allah O Allah, it is you that we worship my life is about you. It's about worshiping you is about serving you is about fulfilling your purpose is about obedience to you is about glorifying You. That's what my life is about.
And I couldn't do it myself. So I need your help. You're gonna stay in, I need your help without your help, I cannot do it. That's what it means. And this humility is something that Allah appreciates and rewards immensely for
and this is the game changer.
So what can we do? Shaban already started, treat it as the prophets Allah Salam used to treat it. It is special. It is a month well most people don't take seriously don't pay attention to. And when I say take one step further up your game, just one step. One step so when Ramadan comes, you're already conditioned for fasting for reading Quran for praying for connection awareness of Allah subhanho wa Taala of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala so you already paved the way for yourself to make more progress in Ramadan rather than jumping all in at once in Ramadan. Then after a few
He is experiencing a burnout
and realizing that it's become mechanical why? Because you have not built any stamina, there's no conditioning.
Ideally we should use the year as a period of conditioning. But still there is time we have time in these four weeks left or even less than four weeks.
And remember with Allah subhanaw taala as long as you are sincere, as long as you are genuine in seeking Allah subhanaw taala there is no limits to the generosity of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada Orocobre that was the federal law do you look for stuff
hamdulillah held behind I mean was salatu salam ala Sayidina Muhammad, while early he was heavy, in overdue, as you see.
We've been deprived of such gatherings for such a long time.
this type of Congregation for the Juma is a blessing from ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada
but we have been denied it.
We have been denied it. And if this if you didn't feel anything in your heart, anything bad in your heart about missing Juma.
If you don't feel there was something seriously missing.
If you felt that a huge part of you got affected by not being able to come to Joomla if you have not experienced that.
That's a red flag.
It's a red flag.
No not being able to come to the house of Allah subhanaw taala to pray specifically the Juma
and to bring yourself before your Creator to listen to his words, to stand before Him in congregation with the Muslim community.
is a huge blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala being able to do that is a great booty man booster
is a great blessing from Allah Subhan Allah Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala brings about circumstances where we don't get this this is a huge challenge. This is a huge test for our iman
and we should turn to Allah subhanaw taala into and supplication Oh Allah subhanaw taala please do not try us with this again. Do not let us go through this again do not do not deprive our hearts. Do not deprive our hearts of this connection of this privilege of standing before you and answering your call. When there will have been calls for Salah to Juma as Allah says in the Quran, you have nothing in common or either nor DLs Salah Timmy young, artifice ethic, if the other one is called for Joomla come rush to the remembrance of Allah you're answering the call of Allah subhanaw taala being deprived of this is a huge calamity.
And it's something that the heart bleeds because of and if the heart does not do that,
and has not experienced that pain.
Then they are a poet said one early jewel hadn't been made yet in Eelam. A dead person does not feel the pain.
A dead body does not feel the pain, you can cut it, you can kick it, you can do whatever you want to it. If it's a dead person, there is no experience of pain.
So if the heart does not feel the pain, of being deprived or coming to the house of Allah subhanaw taala if your heart does not feel the pain of committing a sin, if your heart does not feel the pain of spending time without remembering Allah and engaging with his praise,
then your heart might be dead.
And that's a serious red flag.
So we should be thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala
and now I would recommend none of you leaves this message today. None of you leaves this message today before deciding on something you do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala as a sign of gratitude, oh Allah. Thank you for bringing us back to your house
after after this long period of deprivation after this famine and drought spiritual drought that we had to go through.
So I recommend none of you leaves before promising ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada to do something, offer something for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
and acting on that promise as a sign of gratitude.
And hopefully this would get your heart to activate that part of your heart to really appreciate what it means to be able to come to the house of Allah subhanaw taala and stand before Him and respond to his call.
So to summarize,
the month of Shaban is an important month, and we should be aware of its blessings. And just to remind you, in some cultures, many cultures, many Muslim cultures around the world there is a tradition that is built on a weak Hadith, meaning it's not an authentic hadith. So it's not traced back to Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but it's considered to be some of the things that were introduced to Islam later on. And this is fasting, specifically, the 15th day of Shabbat
and standing in prayer, in the middle night of Shabbat, some countries they call it shall be Bharat.
Not necessarily letting us mean Shabbat or some Yama Nozman Shabbat this does not have solid foundation in the tradition of Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam, and we should not engage in it. The only thing we have from the Prophet SAW Selim is the fact that he used to increase in acts of worship in Shabbat in general as preparation for Ramadan. And also we have a hadith that is authentic. All the scholars of Hadith have debated its authenticity. But the majority of the scholars of Hadith agree that it's authentic, that the middle of Shaban Allah subhanho wa Taala your body or Allah who either hung up, fail or fear or equally ahead in Illa, Moshe
the Allah subhanaw taala forgives every one of his creation of the people of humans during the 50th Night of Shabbat, or the the night of the proceeds of the 15th day of Shabbat except for two types of people. A person who has shirk was associated partners with Allah who is not achieved to hate
and a person who has enmity, hatred and a grudge against another believer.
So what we want to do is empty our hearts, empty our hearts make sure that we are allies is about Allah subhanaw taala renew your covenant, your agreement, your commitment to Allah subhanaw taala to worship Him to praise him to live your life in a way that pleases Him. And also to remove from your heart, any hatred, envy, jealousy, grudge any ill feelings
to another Muslim, clear your heart and win the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and keep your eyes attached to Ramadan. And we say it Hamdulillah that most likely we will be able to have Ramadan in the masjid, we'll be able to pray to Allah we will be able to come to the masjid to open our fast with our brothers and sisters. That's a blessing from Allah Subhana Allah Ramadan last year was a very lonely Ramadan although we know that we everything Allah brings into our lives there is a blessing and there is a greater good
but again, there is a sense of deprivation. When that kind of closeness to Allah that kind of sense of community is not available to us
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Alhamdulillah the masajid are open, and there is no excuse. There is no excuse for any Muslim
male who's an adult
not to seek to register and get a place in the Joomla some people have fallen into this complacency that yeah, there's an excuse the massages are closed and we cannot come to the masjid. Now this excuse is over
and failing to attend Joomla when you are able to is a grave sin in Islam. And the problem with that is
It starts sealing your heart. It literally sucks the life out of your heart and you start to die spiritually. So Alhamdulillah Allah brought us here today, but we should check on our family members. If we have our own children. If we have our, our siblings, our cousins, our friends, look around.
Check them out. Just as you love good for yourself you should love you should want also good for them as well. Give them a call check on them.
What you don't the massages are open, you should seek to register as soon as the registration is open. You should not miss on a Joomla and the prophets of salaam warned that if a person leaves Joomla three Joomla consecutive Joomla without a valid excuse. Allah would seal their hearts. Allah would seal the heart meaning the heart would not open up to email and will not be receptive to the truth. And that's a serious disaster because the death of the heart is more profound than the death of the body itself because the death of the body disconnects you from this life, but death of the heart disconnects you from Allah subhanho wa Taala
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