Comfort in Times of Crisis #6

Mufti Menk

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Ramadan 2020 Series – Episode 6 – Diet and Fasting

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Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. Allah Allah, he was happy as mine, my beloved brothers and sisters, Allah Almighty addresses humankind at large, instructing them to eat. Imagine in the Quran, there is a verse way Allah says, eat. But together with that he's telling us what type of food we should eat in order for us to save ourselves from harm. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, are you hungry? So kulu meme, fill out all the Hello.

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All people eat from that which is on Earth, for as long as it is halal, and pie, which means pure and clean. So we must make sure that the food we eat is pure and clean. Because if it is not pure and clean, according to the Koran, the energy that is derived from that food which is impure, and unclean, would only be used in that which is impure and immoral. So many times we get so encouraged to do something good because what we've eaten is pure and good. So they say when you eat healthy, you think healthy. When you think healthy, you do that, which is healthy and good and beneficial. So the same would apply, where if a person is only encouraged and empowered towards that, which is

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immoral, and very bad, perhaps there may be something wrong with exactly what they're eating. So to make sure that it is pure and good, would actually go a long way in ensuring your comfort, during times of crisis. It's amazing. Many of us think that halaal has only to do with the manner in which an animal is slaughtered. But that's wrong. It has a lot to do with your earnings as well have you earned that which is free from deception, free from that which is harmful and free from that which is illegal, such as stealing, and so on. So to do with the income, where are you working? What exactly are you doing? May Allah make it such that we become more conscious of this, and we actually

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earn that which is pure to begin with. Thereafter, the way you treated the animals is extremely important today in the commercial world. Many people abused the animals are male, treat them, Allah says don't do that your food must be paid not only halon but make sure that even the animals that you are consuming have been treated in the most befitting way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us benefit. So this verse from Surah, Al Baqarah, Allah says, while at Debbie,

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Tisha on immediately after telling us to eat that which is pure and clean, he says, and don't follow the footsteps of the devil. If you are to follow the footsteps of shavonne you will definitely be at a loss. Similarly, if you were to eat that which is impure and unclean, you would be following the footsteps of the devil. Allah says he is an outright enemy of yours in my moral Gumby so even fascia

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Taku animal Allah him Allah tala moon, the devil, what does he do? He instructs you to engage in evil, and that which is immoral. That's what the devil does. So people who engage in immorality, people who are not bothered about their values, many times, it's got to do with them following the footsteps of the devil because what they're consuming is that which is unclean, or impure. So from this, what we learn is, if we were to derive comfort, in times of crisis, it would be also through ensuring that what we're consuming is healthy, eat healthy, eat pure, eat, clean, and see how the blessings of the Almighty descend upon you. My brothers and sisters, we are taught that whenever

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you're about to put something in your mouth, take the name of the Almighty, start off Bismillah In the name of Allah. When you do that, whatever you've put in your mouth will be blessed. The plate of food in front of you try to finish your food. Don't be

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wasteful, if you are wasteful, how do you expect comfort in times of crisis, that food which we had taken into our plates and wasted, it could have been a meal for those who don't have food at all. So let's consider this and think about it. Then I move on to the verses where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this beautiful month of Ramadan. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how some people find it very difficult for some reason. Remember, my brothers and sisters, fasting is a pillar of Islam, we have five pillars. Praying is also a pillar of Islam, we must pray. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us if you are unable to pray because of sickness, or if you are traveling,

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then we can change for you a few things to make it easy for you. Because you and I know that traveling is very, very difficult at times. So Allah says, Well, if it's more than a certain amount of, you know, meterage more than a certain distance, or if it is difficult than your prayer, you may do it in a slightly different way. You may shorten it, etc. So Allah is making it easy for us. Similarly, if you're unwell and you cannot stand in prayer, he says to us through the blessing lips of Muhammad peace be upon him, that you can sit and pray no problem. My aim is not to make things difficult for you, but you fulfill your duty. If you cannot sit and pray, you may lie down and pray.

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Amazing, but you always do that which you're able to do in the best possible way that you can do. These verses of fasting, show us that if you're unwell or you're on a journey, you have an option of not fasting and making it up later on when you're okay or when you're no longer on a journey. Imagine the blessing of the Almighty. He is giving us comfort. In times of crisis. What is the crisis? The crisis is I can't fast if I'm not well, and I'm sickly or perhaps I am diagnosed with this virus. And I'm concerned about my immune system because I have an underlying condition. Allah says The aim was never to make it difficult on you. Listen to what Allah says after he says you must

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fast he says

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woman cannot marry one hour lsfm far I

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mean, I mean or URI do Allahu be Kumu surah while you read to me, como surah. Allah says whoever is unwell,

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sickly, incapable or on a journey can make the fast up later on after the month of Ramadan. Because Allah says he wants ease for you, he does not want to make things difficult for you. He knows your condition, don't stress. So this is why people who have some excuse and they know they cannot manage. Allah says no problem. You can make it up later on at another time. What about those who really cannot because of their age, or because they have a terminal illness, and may never be able to make it up? Well, in that case, he tells us that you can actually give a charity, a certain type of charity known as a video on for every fast that you have missed. And the Almighty will accept it

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from you. Then another way of benefiting yourself in times of crisis immediately after speaking about the fast and how people do have excuses and they may be able to fast later on. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us what he does I like anybody and if in any query, when my worship has asked you about me, I am very near very close. Allah is closer to us than our own juggler veins. That's what the Quran says. And do you know what he says? eg Buddha, either they're an friendliest. ijebu li when you mean obey Allah, Allah whom Yahushua doon, I respond to every one who calls out to me every time they call out to me. So keep calling out to Allah and believe in Him, in order for you to be

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rightly guided. Allah says, asked me keep asking me, he loves it when you repeat it. So if I were to ask anyone a favor, and I were to repeat it again and again, they would probably get irritated because they're human beings. But in the case of Allah, when you're to ask for it again and again, you're actually engaged in an act of worship, for as long as you asking him alone. Subhana Allah, He is the one we worship the maker, the nourisher that cherishes the Sustainer the one in control of what I want. So when you're asking him, you're actually

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alleging that I know you have this, you are the one you are the owner. So I'm asking you and I keep asking you, I keep asking you Subhana Allah, that is a favor of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, If you would like to achieve goodness, and if you would like to be from among those who are rightly guided, you ask me and I will give you, my brothers and sisters, don't we see how, by calling out to the almighty already, there is so much of comfort in the hearts. Like I always say, when we call out to the Almighty, He hears us, definitely he has already heard us sometimes because he knows that it's not good for us. He doesn't give it to us. He gives us something in place of that, or he averts

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some calamity that was supposed to come in our direction simply because we called out to him and him alone. When you ask Allah for goodness all the time, he knows sometimes exactly what you want might not be good for you. So he gives you some other goodness or he takes away some harm from your path. This is part of the benefit of calling out to Allah constantly. The crisis that you may never know what's supposed to be in your path was diverted by virtue of you calling out to the almighty worshipping Him alone and asking him constantly. So these are the phases of the Almighty upon us. Sometimes what the almighty does is as a result of the fact that we kept calling out to him he keeps

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for us, the goodness in the hereafter. Sometimes he delays it to a time that he knows is a better time, or is the right time. You're asking for something right now. And the Almighty says no, I know I love you more than you love yourself. I know that it's not good for you right now. For whatever reason. I am going to give it to you when the time is right. That's the almighty that's his favor upon us. My brothers and sisters, trust your Lord, trust him. He knows what he is doing. He will give you he will grant you the comfort you need and He will bless you in every single way in this world as well as the next akula coli ha that was Allahu wa salam o Baraka ala nabina Muhammad

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