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Ramadan 2014 – Jumuah 1 – Has Ramadan Moved You?

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1st Jumuah from Masjid Shakirin, KLCC, Malaysia by Mufti Ismail Menk. Ramadan 2014

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Alhamdulillah

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Alhamdulillah Allah, Allah,

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Allah,

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Allah.

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Allah Allah, Allahu Allahu la sharika wash, Muhammad Allah Abu rasuluh also see you who

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was here to de Salatu was Salam O Allah.

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la Casa La Jolla moon. My brothers and sisters, it is important for us to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We need to thank him for having granted us this beautiful month of Ramadan. It is indeed a month when good deeds are multiplied. It is a sacred month and a beautiful month that has been granted to us as a gift in order for us to achieve what is known as stucco or the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Brothers and sisters, not only is it a blessed month, but today is a blessed day, the best month and the best day of the week. So we are in this beautiful day of a Friday, and perhaps the most blessed moments in this beautiful day of a Friday. The question I have

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for you, does it move your heart to know that the spirituality of this month and that of this day, and that of this moment? Is something very lofty and very high?

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Or does it seemed to you and die that it is just an ordinary day in an ordinary month? I think for those who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala It is indeed a time when the hearts are softened. And this is the moment that we need to see in order to earn the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala once the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May peace be upon him,

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was climbing on to the members of the staircase where he was about to deliver his lecture. And he happened to say I mean, thrice when he was asked why he said I mean, he said the DA was made by the angel and I was just saying I mean to these two eyes. One of those two hours was way elimin andraka Ravana Phantom eufaula destruction be upon the one who has been granted the gift of witnessing Ramadan and still does not achieve forgiveness, which means the season of forgiveness is now forgiveness is literally on sale, as though the commodities that you really desire to buy are not only at half price, but going at less than one 10th of the price, we would be foolish if we did not

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achieve it. So my brothers and sisters I invite you to ask forgiveness to Allah subhanho wa Taala for whatever our shortcomings have been. We are human beings human nature makes us we commit sins, some of which may be major, which requires specific seeking of forgiveness known as Toba, the others the minor sins they also require the seeking of forgiveness, and it is seasons like this, wherein forgiveness is being granted wholesale. a loser is the one who does not get it. My brothers and sisters the biggest person who has succeeded in this month is the one who has achieved the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why I shadowed her. When she had arrived in the

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last 10 nights of Ramadan. She was asked a question or she asked Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a question that all messenger What should I say? If I am to be granted the goodness of witnessing the Night of Decree known as Laila to condom? So he says, say Allahu inaka who want to hit bhullar 451 me? Oh Allah, you love to forgive you are forgiving. Oh Allah, you are most forgiving and you love to forgive, so forgive me. Even if that single supplication is accepted from us, we will definitely be from amongst those who have succeeded in the month of Ramadan. My brothers and sisters the Quran speaks on how this entire month has been prescribed upon us, in order for us

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to be able to achieve what is known as taqwa what is known as God consciousness. Yeah.

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La La ku, KU. O you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you, just like it was upon those before you in order that you may achieve the consciousness of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters, let us become conscious of Allah let us earn forgiveness. The truth is no one has a guarantee that they will witness another month of Ramadan. This might be the last month that you will ever witness from amongst these blessed months of Ramadan. No one has a guarantee that they will survive to see Ramadan 1436 eg this year 1435 We are fortunate to be witnessing it already. My brothers and sisters so much so no one has a guarantee that they will witness the end of this month

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itself. So ask Allah forgiveness here and now your Allah forgive us, my brothers and sisters, it is important to realize none of us have a guarantee that we will witness the end of this week nor do we have a guarantee that we will witness the end of the day nor do we have a guarantee that we will walk out of this Masjid so you are meant to clear your record with Allah as soon as possible. And the same applies to me May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless me the day he takes me away and may He Bless you all the day he takes you away. But the truth is we do not know when we are going so this is the gift of Allah become conscious of it. He loves us so much that He has not made all the days

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the same so that we feel to turn to him. Don't you agree that in the month of Ramadan the hearts are softened, we tend to reach out in charitable deeds much more in the month of Ramadan than we do during the other months not to say that we are not charitable in them too. But it is the condition of the heart that Allah subhanho wa Taala has definitely granted us such a gift regarding that we feel the goodness make use of it. There is no point in saying this Ramadan is blessing. The recitation of the Quran that the Imam is reading is so good. The lectures we've heard are so powerful, yet we have not turned what is the point of hearing powerful lectures one after the other

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when we have done nothing about it. It is like seeing the best business deal in front of us and we did not participate or we did not earn and we did not earn any profit. So my brothers and sisters, it is up to us to start up with a dealing with a lot. I don't know Kamala ticciati

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G caminada bien le. Allah says, should I not show you that business that you shall engage in that will result in your Savior from some painful punishment? What is it to mean?

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truly believe in Allah and His messenger and strive in His path with your wealth and yourselves May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us steadfast on the path my brothers and sisters This is the month of resolutions, make your resolutions here and now promise Allah you will quit your bad habits this may be the last chance you have in order to do that you may quit your bad habits whether it be as trivial as some may think habits such as smoking habits that people may never ever be proud of, such as being hooked on to pornography, such as gambling such as alcohol, whatever else it may be, some may be hooked on adultery, brothers and sisters, this is your chance to earn forgiveness of Allah.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy the blessed month of Ramadan, the day of a Friday, the time of the kotoba Isn't it about time that our hearts are softened towards Allah quit those habits cut them now promise Allah and believe me if you were to die right here right now perhaps Allah will grant you paradise just because of the goodness of your heart and your intention. May Allah forgive us all. My brothers and sisters a passionate call from this foul pit of this house of Allah subhanho wa Taala you have come here because Allah loves you. You would not be in this house of Allah had you not had a good link with Allah subhanho wa Taala but he put it in your heart to come to his house because he

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loves you and because you have a link with him my brothers and sisters so feel that link consider yourselves people who are fortunate to be in the house of your own maker. This house is not known as mine nor yours, nor is it known as the house belonging to the Imam or anyone else. It is the house of my maker, Allah subhanho wa Taala This is known as beta law, the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala my brothers and sisters, what an honor to be in the house of Allah. I am a brother of yours, reminding myself and yourselves. Let's turn to Allah. As I said, we have no guarantee we will see another month of Ramadan. My brothers and sisters, some of us have children. Some of us have family

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members, some of us are married. We have spouses, we have greater responsibilities, how have you been treating your spouse? How have you been spending time with your children, remember

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Our duty as Muslim men is to hand over the torch of a man to our next generation so that when we die they will continue worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala if we are still dilly dallying in our own sins and we have not turned to Allah subhanho wa Taala how do we expect our children and family members to turn to Allah when Allah says yeah, you

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Oh you who believe Save yourselves and your family members from the fire, the fire that shall be kindled by men and stone May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from that fire. And this is why the Tao of Mohammed Salah Allahu alayhi wa sallam when he asked for goodness, he used to say robina Tina Fey denier Hassan,

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Hassan joaquina de na, O Allah grant us goodness in this world, we all want goodness everyone wants to earn we all want beautiful deals, we all want money, we all want wealth. We all want a good home and good convinced we all want good clothing and a good scent and so on a banner.

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That includes that Oh Allah grant us goodness in the dunya but that will be of no use if we were to die of having forgotten. We are here at the heart center. And Allah grant us goodness in the life after grant us goodness in the era, the hereafter when I die I want goodness my brothers and sisters the currency of the life after is not the dollar or the RAND or the ringgit. No, the currency of the life after is known as the deeds that you engage in. So convert your health whilst you are healthy into good deeds convert your money that you have in this world wise Do you have it into good deeds convert the goodness that you have your young age and your ability that you have your free time that

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you have converted into deeds so that you can amass the currency that will help you when you get to your grave my brothers and sisters, this is the currency and we have the month of Ramadan where this currency is being dished out and it's being given wholesale to us. Allah says you engage in one good deed I will multiply it for you. You have engaged in it whilst you are fasting. You have engaged in it in the blessed month of Ramadan. Whilst you are fasting the condition of Salah in the month of Ramadan is such that the reward is multiplied Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us through the blessings lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are so moody zeebee fasting is for me and I will

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recompense it and reward it myself. Which means that he won't a fasting is not only multiplied tenfold, but up to 70 fold going to 700 fold and beyond because Allah loves us. We abstain from food and drink and permissible sexual desires solely for the pleasure of Allah even though it is right in front of us the question I have surely my brothers and sisters, if you can stay away from that which is permissible for one whole month yet it is in front of you. If we did it correctly, surely it would be easy for us to stay away from that which is prohibited when it is in front of us for the rest of the 11 months of the year. My brothers and sisters if I could stay away from halaal for one

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month, Why can I not stay away from haram for the other 11 months May Allah subhanho wa Taala Make me strong in this month of Ramadan. My brothers and sisters soften your hearts come towards Allah sought your matters out in your families. Some of us do not talk to our brothers, our children, our fathers, our in laws and so on. For petty matters, matters connected to wealth matters connected to small misunderstandings between family members sought them out. It might be your last chance to sort it out. Be the better person and go out to apologize go out to sort your matters if you die in that condition. Perhaps Allah will look at how you were so keen to sort your matters out and he may

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forgive you just because of that. May Allah forgive us with any excuse my brothers and sisters give Allah that excuse. ask Allah for forgiveness at all times. Do not be shy. Some people think that we only ask Allah for forgiveness when we know we have done something wrong. That is incorrect. When you know you've done something wrong You must ask Allah for forgiveness. But that is not the only time you ask Allah for forgiveness. We live in an environment where sometimes we are committing sin without even realizing continue to ask Allah continue to ask his forgiveness. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as much as he was the messenger and he was the best of creation. He used to ask

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Allah for forgiveness up to 100 times a day, yet he had no sins to be forgiven. This was because as he sought forgiveness, he earned closeness to Allah. And he became the closest and he always was the closest and he earned the highest rank.

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Do you want high rent? If that is the case, ask Allah forgiveness every single day 100 times and more. But do not just pay lip service to it by saying a sub zero La Villa without thinking what am I saying? When we say a stone Villa we should pause for a moment and think to ourselves I'm actually saying Oh ALLAH forgive me I have wronged I have done something wrong Yeah, Allah forgive me, Grant me goodness, May Allah forgive us all brothers and sisters Alhamdulillah we pray on this day for those who are not yet married to be granted spouses who will be the coolness of their eyes, those who are trying to have children for years on end and do not have children. May Allah bless you with

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children, my brothers and sisters, this is the month of law. This is the month of supplication call out to Allah do not lose hope in his mercy call out to Allah to help our suffering brothers and sisters across the globe. Today we are seated here we are living in such harmony and peace. There are brothers and sisters of ours right now who are living in other conditions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make life easy for them. And may He sought their matters out and solve their problems and May He grant them goodness and ease. Aku Kali hada was the villa honey welcome Alicia muslimeen