Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2021 Boost
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah He was happy he remained all praises indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household, his companions. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them to bless every one of us, to grant us the best of this remarkable Ramadan. May Allah accept our fasting and May he accept from us all our acts of worship as well as the prayer at night. May Allah accept our supplications and make it easy for all those who are struggling across the globe. I mean, your blood I mean, my beloved brothers and
sisters, Islam is based upon five pillars we know that Shahada Allah ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah the first pillar is the bearing of witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, and that Muhammad peace be upon him is his messenger.
The second being economy Salah, which is the five daily prayers then eata is Zakah which is giving a certain amount of your belongings to the poor.
Well Samira my van and then the first thing of the month of Ramadan, waha, jailbait, luminous, Tata, LA, Bella, and then the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the house, the sacred house, which means the Kaaba in Mecca, for those who are able and capable. Now, if you look at these pillars, Allah Almighty has ordained them and made them part and parcel of this submission unto him. Now, Allah having created us, the creator knows best what exactly we need, in order for us to lead a beautiful life in this world, filled with contentment, and a beautiful life in the hereafter filled with success. So Allah Almighty then tells us to have strong faith in Him and to follow the messengers who were sent. In
the case of the final oma Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the final nation, the final prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So my brothers and sisters, Allah knows that this is good for us, when you have faith, it heals you, when you have conviction, it protects you from anxiety, and from so much more you leave things in the hands of Allah, you enjoy the faith in Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the same applies if you were to follow and emulate the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, you would lead a life filled with goodness, because when struggles come in your direction, you take it in your stride, you thank Allah, you get closer to your maker, you're still
smiling. And when goodness comes in your direction, you're still happy, but it doesn't divert you to bad qualities such as haughtiness and arrogance. And you know, becoming pompous and so on. The faith will ground you and it will ensure that you appreciate the favors of Allah upon you. So my brothers and sisters, thereafter we have the prayer. No matter what you do, you have to wash yourself and find yourself at certain specified times facing a certain direction, cutting off from everything and plugging in with your makeup five times a day, communicating with him in a unique way that is taught by him. So you would be praying, you would be reciting the Quran, you would be bowing down you would
be prostrating, you would be then sitting, you know, sitting down on the floor, and so on.
All this is part of the gift of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. Now, if you then take a look at the next pillar of Islam eata is to give to the poor.
Allah is the provider.
Allah, if he wanted, he would have made everyone wealthy. And there would not be a need for people to reach out to others because Allah is independent anyway, he can give everyone as much as he wants, and he could have filled the needs of every single person, there wouldn't have been a poor person on earth. But part of the test of us being on earth is to be able to be compassionate towards one another, to be able to have a feeling that we need to do something because our brothers, our sisters, other human beings are struggling Subhanallah and then it extends further
in on a voluntary basis to be able to reach out to other creatures of Allah. That may be voluntary, but it's highly recommended and very rewarding, but we're talking here of the pillar, the pillar being reaching out to others.
Primarily Muslim and then non Muslim as well. So this is the compulsory amount that you have to give towards the poor those who don't have. Now when you do that Allah knows what that does for you, it will heal you, it will give you a sense of reassurance and comfort, it will bring you closer to your maker, it will make easy for you a lot that you might be going through, and Subhanallah it will help you in that you would be able to earn more and there will be meaning and purpose to it.
What are you going to do with all your wealth, you're just going to amass it and then what at the end of the day, you've got to go back to Allah, you know, you've got you're going to have to leave this world and you're going to have to leave everything behind. rather use things, spend things in a good way so that when you get to the other side, after you depart from this earth, you would not regret the way you spent what you had. Now my beloved brothers and sisters, thereafter we have arama van. Now we're speaking about a remarkable Ramadan. That's the theme of the conference Subhan Allah. And here we want to talk about the importance of this month. Allah chose it number one to be at a
certain time of the year. It's the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, because it's not a mistake, nor is it a coincidence. It is divinely planned. The Almighty has planned it to be a specified month and the only answers we would have are from Revelation. So let's take a look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al Baqarah Yeah, are you Levine, Manu coochie
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Allah says, Oh, you who believe fasting has been prescribed upon you. It has been made compulsory upon you, just like it was prescribed upon those before you
in order that you may achieve Tacoma and Tacoma is a whole encyclopedia full of meaning. It would mean to create a barrier between you and the disobedience of Allah. Some would say the consciousness of Allah, the fear of Allah. I'd like to say to develop the correct relationship with Allah. All of that is part and parcel of taqwa and Tasha Allah Bina kawabe nada biLlahi we acquire beam detalii awamori he wedges Dena be nawawi to create a barrier between you and the Wrath of Allah, the anger of Allah and this anger is born out of love because we love Allah so much. We would not like to anger him in any way. We would not like to earn his anger. So how can we actually protect ourselves
from the anger of Allah by fulfilling the instructions that he has laid down and abstaining from the prohibitions that he has dictated? So my brothers and sisters, Allah says LAN La Quinta de Koon, in order for you to achieve taqwa, when he says a yurman module that they are a specified number of days. And Subhana Allah, Allah says that month, he calls it in the next verse shahara, Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, and he also says it is the month within which the Quran was revealed that we will get to, but primarily, when we look at the exact timing, the ninth month, you know, you start Muharram you have suffered, these are the months of the Islamic calendar. And obviously, Omar will
have probably Allah one who was the one who set down that Hijri calendar, but Islamic calendar was always a lunar calendar Subhanallah it was always a lunar calendar. And Ramadan
is one of the months the ninth month, immediately after that they are what is called the ash Horrell helm, which means the months within which war or to commence any war or hostilities is totally prohibited. So what are those months, those months are, after the month of Ramadan?
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Muharram and Rajab if I'm not mistaken, so my brothers and sisters, Allah knows that at this particular time of the year, it would be the best for us to fast the entire month. If Allah wanted, he could have said to us fast, two days at a time, or maybe fast in a way that you're allowed to have something like water or something like maybe specified food may be dates or something but no, Allah says no food, no drink from dawn to dusk. That's the choice and decision of Allah. They're having
has to be health benefits for this. It's impossible that Allah dictates something and it is not absolutely beneficial. So whether medicine acknowledges it or not, is besides the point, medicine may come to acknowledge something that Allah has revealed 1000 years later. For you and I, we are believers, we know that it's going to help us in every single way, ways that science has discovered and ways that have not yet been discovered. So for anyone to tell us that it is harmful, it is bad. As believers, we would discount their statement, and we would actually move on and continue with what we're saying and doing. You know, in medicine, they change their minds. Every time a study is
released, they'll speak about cholesterol, they won't be able to make their minds up today, it may seem like they've concretely made their minds up and tomorrow, they will change the mind. So the only thing that doesn't change completely is revelation. And Allah says, There will come a time when everything will become in sync with revelation, people will realize, whoa, what is revealed, is actually amazing. Take a look at the intermittent fasting being taught by non Muslims in sync with the Monday and Thursday fast, which was always taught by Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, take a look at the
the fasting that is being promoted by people who are not even Muslim to say, when you abstain and you stay awake during that time. While you're abstaining from food and drink, you actually energize yourself, it releases the toxins, it has so much benefit. Now, I want to ask a question. Imagine if from Avon was more than a month? How do you think we would fare? Don't you agree as a Muslim, that the month is exactly correct in terms of duration for us too fast. If it was just a week or two, it wouldn't have that impact that effect, it would just be the beginning of something and then it's ended. And if it was more than a month, it would prolong a little bit too much for our excitement to
be maintained, and how we have the last 10 nights and the speech of the power, the Night of Decree, you know, the the sacredness of those nights and how we should be live winning them up with all acts of worship. So this is something unique because the way Allah has designed the month of Ramadan, it started kicks off with a big bang Mashallah, everyone's at tarawih everyone's excited about the moon Mashallah, and where they Allahu Akbar, as soon as the moon is sited, and that evening, already, we're in full mode of Ramadan, we can feel the the spirituality of it. And before we know it, we're up for so hold for the first cohort, which is the pre dawn meal, and we're enjoying it and we're
excited and the month begins, and you know, full swing from first night. And then Subhanallah people might just calm down a little bit, and they might lose a little bit of momentum after perhaps the 10th night, and they might and so what happens you then get to the middle of Ramadan, and everyone will start saying Ramadan is already halfway down. Ramadan is already almost over. Let's make the most of it. And before you know it, you're in the last 10 the last 10 have been given greater value than all of the others although every night is valuable. You know, if you want to know about the mercy of Allah, the forgiveness of Allah, and the freedom from Hellfire
that happens every single night from all the nights of Ramadan, not necessarily the first 10 the second 10 the last 10 No, every night is a night of mercy every night is a night of forgiveness every night is a night of freedom from hellfire. So that is the correct way of looking at things. And towards the end. The reason why we say it is much more powerful is because of the narrations that speak about
searching for the month sorry for that night have decreed the night of elevation The Night of Power Subhanallah it's really an amazing night. So as you enter the last 10 Allah could have said no, you know it's in the first 10 what would have happened to the momentum if later to Qatar was in the first 10 nights of Ramadan. Look at the design of Allah Almighty. He kept it towards the end because the excitement is greater towards the end on one hand you're looking forward to eat because you deserve a day of celebration for having done so much for the sake of Allah something halon permissible on other days in in Ramadan during the fast I can't have it at night I may. But during
the daytime I can't. So how Allah says at night you can do this you can be intimate with your spouses as well. You can eat and drink you can, whatever else has to be done but don't disobeyed the Almighty. So disobedience in the month of Ramadan is something that May Allah forgive all of us. We are human and we may falter knowingly or unknowingly but we
When a person knowingly disobeyed Allah in the month of Ramadan, it becomes very tricky because that is the month of earning forgiveness not earning the sin May Allah forgive all of us. Like I say sometimes shortcomings we don't even know about you know we have said something or did something that is unacceptable and we didn't realize it May Allah forgive us. So it is a month where we're supposed to be conscious of all of this designed by Allah number one, the timing through the year which is the ninth month designed by Allah, He wants to keep the momentum going, and he wants to keep you looking forward to Ramadan. You know you have the pre Ramadan months that the Shaban the
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him used to fast more in Shabbat and in the run up to Ramadan and then when Ramadan is over, the anticlimax should not sit in. So we are taught mon sama Rama Rama Rama at bajo Sita Misha one can see me whoever fast Ravana and follows it up with another six fast inshallah they will have a reward of having fasted the entire year. So that keeps the momentum up and then the Mondays and Thursdays and then the three days of every lunar month the 13th 14th and 15th when the moon is Mashallah Full Moon almost you should be fasting during those days. Because that was taught by Allah. When Allah teaches you something it can be never be wrong. In fact, it
would be maximum benefit from all angles without a single angle being negative. So remember this. Now, Allah has designed it, this is the importance Ramadan is a pillar of Islam. If we deny it, we cannot call ourselves Muslims completely. And at the same time if we don't want to fast it similarly, we are temporary without Islam. It's a pillar that holds up your faith. You don't want to pray, how can you be called a Muslim? You don't want to fast How can you be called a Muslim? You don't want to go for Hajj. How can you be called a Muslim? You don't want to give charity to the poor? How can you be called a Muslim Subhanallah my brothers and sisters that's very strong because
today there are people who don't want to go for Hajj. They have the money, they have everything but something in their mind just tells them no you will get sick if you go there. It's going to be very busy. You're going to inconvenience yourself. inconvenience yourself my brothers and sisters don't look at it that way. Allah wants you there even if you had to die when you're there what a blessing or death Subhanallah you have to die at some point I no matter Kunal you dairy Kumamoto kuntum fi Buju Masha, Allah says no matter where you are, death will overtake you even if you're in, you know, well built towers. Subhan Allah, so my brothers and sisters, here is this month, we must make an
effort to fast it unless we have a valid excuse where we it would be allowed for us not too fast. Allah says, Well, I'm gonna marry you been suffering for it that
mean? I mean,
whoever is not well or is on a journey, they may make up the missed fasts on other days. That's what Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us when he speaks of Shahada Ramadan. Now, if you look again at that, it is such a great gift of Allah so much of mercy, Allah is telling you, you have to fast you must acknowledge it's a pillar, you must acknowledge it's a whole month, you must acknowledge that it's the ninth month you must acknowledge the month of Ramadan, and you must acknowledge it's from dawn to dusk, and you must fast and if you cannot, because of your journey, or because you have a valid excuse. The women in their menses, perhaps the women with after birth, perhaps those who might be
breastfeeding or who may be pregnant, who cannot manage to fast, they have an excuse Subhanallah those who are on journey those who are unwell, or those who are elderly, perhaps they are unable to fast due to some reason again, it would boil down to the sickness. So in that case, you either make it up on other days, or if you really cannot even make it up because you can't fast due to a sickness or some form of inability that you have. In that case, you can give out what is known as a fifth year. It's a compensation a token amount for every single fast. Remember, the fifth year is not equivalent to the fast but it's a token amount of compensation because you couldn't fast that
still does not mean that you must not participate in other acts of worship in the month of Ramadan.
You must read your pour on and you must do your Vicar and you must do your other ibadah you must do your Salah you must do whatever else you can. It doesn't mean just because you were ill or unwell that you're excused from everything. You can just sleep from dawn to dusk. May Allah forgive us? So my brothers and sisters imagine this part of this talk the remarkable Ramadan we're talking of the importance of Ramadan. I've spoken to you about the importance of believing in it, of making sure you you believe in every aspect of it and you fast and you also believe that Allah's divine plan has placed the month in the most
appropriate place ever. And we believe that whatever Allah has instructed us is filled with absolute goodness, not a single negativity in it. And this is also what we were taught by Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, when your maker tells you do this, please do it with an open arms with a beautiful heart, please do it because your maker knows best what is best for you. And then again, if you're unable because of sickness and valid excuses, you're okay, that's the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, fasting in the month of Ramadan, you fasted the month from dawn to dusk, from the amount of federal right up to the amount of money. And that's if the that plan is set on time. Those
who don't say the amount on time, some people have a habit of delaying the amount of federal by five minutes or 10 minutes. That's not permissible. When Allah says, Stop eating, you stop at that moment, when Allah says start eating, you start at that moment. So there is no leeway. People say I just gave you the leeway of 10 minutes or five minutes, there's no leeway in Islam. Allah knows what it is. So try and do it to the best of your ability and Subhan Allah, Allah will accept it when you have adopted his instruction exactly as he instructed. If he wanted, he would have told us leave a leeway just in case you make a little error this way, that way, he would have told us that, but
never did he say that the Prophet Muhammad Salah Salam expressed the importance of delaying your pre dawn meal which is the soul or the theory. And he also expressed the importance of hastening the opening of the fast once the time is up. May Allah subhanho wa Taala accepted from us because the idea is you should stop eating when Allah says stop and you start eating when Allah says eat amazing. That is the obedience of Allah. Then this month is also the month of forgiveness, you must achieve forgiveness It is one of the important factors of Ramadan, mon sama Ravana Eman and yT serbin who fear Allah who Mata Kadam amin then v woman karma Ravana Eman And what is urban warfare
Allah wa Madoka de melindungi whoever stands in the month of Ramadan in sha Allah in prayer, with full conviction in Allah expecting a reward from Allah and whoever fasts in the month of Ramadan with full conviction in Allah expecting a reward from Allah. Allah will forgive and wipe out all their previous since How many times does Allah have mercy on us by telling us that he is going to forgive all our previous sins? That is amazing. When we get to Allah we have no excuse not to be totally forgiven. You are human, you may have committed major sin minus.
Both those sins Allah wipes them out major sin requires specify Toba or repentance and the minor sins just by doing more good deeds. Allah says in that Hassan it You're the hipness say your good deeds will wipe out your bad deeds. So keep on doing good deeds and keep on going. When you stand in Ramadan at night stand Don't worry, even if your legs are a bit so even if shade man tries in advance to make us lazy people we become lazy, you know one of the important factors of Ramadan is that shavon is tied up. Now, there is difference of opinion as to what exactly that means. So some of the scholars say well, the metadata shopping you know, the chiefs are tied up but the little ones
are still all around and some of them say no all the sharpener tied up and we are actually
you know the shape line within us we as because Allah says Shelton and in swirl gene, there are two types of shape one one is that in human kind and one is in gene kind, so gene kind perhaps if they're tight, then the mankind ones are still there. I mean, they can be a person who's devilish because their neffs has taken over and the nuts has become so prone to sin and so on that he doesn't even think about obeying Allah. So the person becomes a type of a shavon May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And so when we when we are fulfilling Salah, like I was saying, don't be lazy, and do it for the you know, worship of Allah the prophets are set lambs, feet and legs used to swell and his
wife I shall the Allah who
used to ask him I asked him a question once at least
by saying or messenger you know your status and you're standing in your in prayer and your feet are swelling and so on. He says a fella akuna abdon Shakira, should I not be a slave who's thankful to Allah, Allah, God has given me he's given me so much Subhanallah I want to do something I want to stand in worship to worship my Creator. Brothers and sisters, if you're a true believer, you would want to worship your maker and you would want to earn his happiness and, and that is something that we just we believe in, and I want to worship Allah, I want to praise him, I want to thank him. I want to obey Him. That's Allah Robert, is that he will Jalan so don't be lazy. When you're standing
in prayer. It will achieve for you total forgiveness when we're fasting.
Don't complain about the fastest I it's a tough asked, I'm really really hungry today. It's been a tough day. Oh, I'm wishing for pizzas and I'm wishing for bread and I'm wishing for whatever else it might be and burgers and biryani and all of that. No my brothers and sisters let's make sure we understand and realize that we shouldn't complain do so winning keep that fast with a beautiful mind and heart. Lovely intention. And it's it's a it's an honor to abstain from food and drink for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And obviously not just food and drink, but there are two three other things that you need to know. sexual relations with your spouse is also not allowed from dawn
to dusk in the night. It's permissible. In fact, Allah speaks about it.
That it's it's definitely permissible
after the sunsets. And then what's also prohibited throughout the fast is using bad words saying abusive things, you know, lying deception, false hood and so on. Now, that is prohibited even outside Ramadan. But Allah says the reward of your fast would be nullified and you'd be wasting your time if you are not conscious of those things. Like if I fast during the day, Ramadan, but I don't pray. What's the point? What did you do when you're fasting when you're not praying? I mean, come on. You should fast and pray because fasting is supposed to make you disciplined with your prayer. The same applies if you're fasting, but you're swearing and cheating and screaming and yelling and
causing problems and calling people names and threatening people and cursing them. What Ramadan Are you engaged in here, my brother, my sister. I mean, what's the point of staying away from food and drink. It's not just some exercise where you're going to lose weight. That's not it. The intention is never to lose weight. That's just a byproduct. For some people. In some people lose weight in Ramadan. your intention is never allowed to be on fasting in order to lose weight because then your intention is wrong. You have to fast for the sake of Allah but you will lose weight as a result, perhaps which is a bonus. But some people don't lose weight, they gain weight in Ramadan because
they lose the plot. They think that okay, I stayed away from food and drink for 12 hours, 15 hours, whatever it may have been. And then at night, I need to compensate for all the food that's lost as though you're doing avasarala they do cover meals. So they have the breakfast, lunch and supper all at night and they have huge bellies and begin to fall off to sleep at night with a huge tray of rice and whatever else it may have been. No, that's not idea. That's definitely not the idea. Remember to be moderate when you eat and remember not to overeat and remember to think about the poor and reach out to them. These are all the gifts of Allah subhanho wa Taala so my brothers and sisters, we need
to realize that Allah has designed this in an amazing way, amazing way. While we are fasting there are so many other aspects of our lives that are being purified. Allah says holdeman Amala him sada cotton toto Hiro was a key him via take from their wealth at a charity referring to the Zika that will cleanse them that will cleanse them in two ways. You know to Zeki my desk here is the internal cleansing it will cleanse their ways their habits, their nature and their relationship with Allah. It will cleanse them to the game we have any food when I'm watching him solder cotton to to heal him what was the key him Yeah. So, total he is in every way It cleanses you in every way. And this gear
also refers to growth Allah will grant you growth, growth, in what way growth number one in your wealth because every time you give Allah says a woman to continually unforeseeable mean higher energy to her in the law who were higher on what are the marginal whatever you have given in the course of Allah, you will find it with Allah in a much bigger way in a huge way. double triple Allah speaks of methylone Latina Yun akuna Amala Humphrey Sabina he cometh La Habra. Um but it's gonna be equally Shambala. Tamiya to Hubba wala hula if you live in Asia, you know the example of the one who has spent a little in a charity in the course of Allah is like that of a person who sowed a seed and
it grew seven coins and on each one of the coins there were so many you know,
little seedlings as well. SubhanAllah you know when you see the wheat and how it grows. So the the ears of corn, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and May He give us from his mercy. So when we give in the month of Ramadan, it's the compassion it's part and parcel of the good that comes with the fast and that's the reason why your um avant will not be accepted unless and until you give out a southern petrol filter, which is the charity to come out of Ramadan in order
To exit the month of Ramadan, you pay a charity Did you know that and you've got to pay it before Salatin ate and you've got to pay it in grain you got to pay it in in some form of foods, food items, either dates or rice or grain, something of that nature a certain amount look for the poor why so that they can have a blessing eat as well. That's one of the reasons why it is said that you should never it's wrong to delay your Sardar Patel fatal to after the EAD. It should happen before the EAD. So between the night of eight and the day before you go for the prayer, you should have given it to the poor, and you give it in grain, give it in the food items, which is preferable. And
some of the scholars say well, you can give it in in monetary as well. But that's a difference of opinion amongst the jurists, which is fine. The point is you've got to give the charity you've got to give something because I've been staying away from food and drink and I've been beautifying myself purifying myself for the sake of Allah. Here I am exiting from such a beautiful month I'm going to enjoy myself. On this day of eat. It's a day of feasting, it's prohibited too fast. And what am I doing? I'm giving a charity to those of giving a charity to those who have less it's called as a cattle fitter or sadakazu flipper. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness and
make us understand how remarkable Ramadan is. In all honesty. There's so much more to Ramadan.
Let's take a look at the aspect of the Quran.
Like I said earlier, Allah says it beautifully. Shahada Rama Bon Jovi lady.
darlin, see, ya know, Tim meenal houda one four on Allah says the month of Ramadan is the month within which the Quran was revealed. You and I know that the Quran took 23 years to reveal meaning it came down in 23 years. So why does Allah say it came down in the month of Ramadan? There are so many explanations for that. Number one, it started in Ramadan. Number two, it may have ended in Ramadan according to some of the narrations. And you know what's more important for us to know. It was revealed from the preserved tablet to the lowest heaven in the month of Ramadan and then it came as and when the occurrences happened and then it was gathered together every year gibreel alayhis
salam used to come to the prophets of Salaam to consolidate the verses that were already revealed. And they consolidated it every year in the last year when the Quran was completed. jabril la Salam came and revised everything twice with the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. And this is why it is reported that the Prophet Muhammad Rasul Allah we know Cana Jordan as he was the most generous of all people. He would give away things he would look after people he was compassionate. He always cared for the orphans, the widows, the underprivileged, and so many more. What can I do with them? iacono fear Ramadan Hina Alka huji brene for you that is super cool. And he was the most generous
more than he was normally in the month of Ramadan when gibreel alayhis salam used to come to him and he they used to go through the or on
you know the consolidation of the order consolidation of all the verses that are revealed and so on. Remember, the Quran was revealed into the heart of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah kobika ness Allah be here ruhul Amina Allah be kellet akuna Minal Mondrian, that, you know, Allah sent gibreel alayhis salam, revealing that book, into the heart of the process so that he could be from among the Warner's who want the people, hey, there's a day to come, don't regret. Seek your forgiveness, turn to Allah worshipping alone. don't associate partners with Allah follow the path that I'm showing you. And Allah says you won't regret that. So the Quran was revealed in this
beautiful month from the preserved tablet to the lowest heavens and then it came down slowly. But surely, when you read the Quran, your reward is multiplied. Allah wants you to recite the Quran. And it should soften you and you should become generous as a result of your recitation of the Quran. recitation alone is not the only duty that you have towards the Quran. Rather, you have a duty of trying to understand it, and putting it into practice and conveying it to others, teaching them how to read it, teaching them about its understanding and conveying to them the message of the Quran, helping them to adopt it in their lives, and we should to adopt it in our own lives. So these are
some of the duties that we have towards the Quran. Now why do I say it should make you generous? Well, I'm getting it from the Hadith where the prophets of Salaam used to meet jabril alayhis salaam in the month of Ramadan and read the Quran and he was more generous at that particular time. So what I learned from this is in the month of Ramadan, when I read Revelation, I should become more generous. It should make me more gentle
And I should revise the Quran as best as I can go through its verses
so my brothers and sisters, you look at this month of Ramadan from from all angles and you will find something amazing
it makes you better with your prayer. It makes you better with your charity it makes all the Pillars of Islam are in Ramadan besides the Hajj which starts exactly after Ramadan. The minute the moon of Ramadan of eat has been cited, the months of Hajj begin what are the months of Hajj show well we'll get into will hedger
Subhan Allah, Sha one we'll get into the ledger. Those are the amounts of Hajj
they started as soon as Ramadan ended. So Ramadan has the power of all four pillars in it, which means I'm going to be praying my Shahada, Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah is supposed to be solid and intact. I'm going to be praying I'm going to be giving charity and and fasting Subhana Allah. So try to consolidate it. It's a beautiful man. It's not compulsory to give your charity in Ramadan, but the scholars have recommended it because they say good deeds are multiplied in reward in the month of Ramadan without a doubt. And as for prayer five times a prayer you are going to pray anyway. So now that you have Ramadan is a specified time, I'm going to bring
in Ramadan, the fasting of it, which is a pillar that cannot happen outside that time, but the other ones can happen outside their times besides Hajj. So let's leave the Hajj for now. It starts straight after Ramadan, but the others I bring them in right now I've got four pillars of Islam I'm fulfilling at one time imagine the power of that imagine that the happiness of Allah then and this is why they
were the prophets are seldom speaks about how Allah boasts and to his angels about the person who's been fasting, and says, What do you think the reward of the one who's fasting is and then he says he do commonly refer to level I want you oh my angels to bear witness that I forgiven them, I forgiven them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us our shortcomings. We're lucky we are sinners, we're sinful people, sinful people in the sense that we sin knowingly and unknowingly minus and major sin. We are humans. What what gives me a lot of comfort is looking at the story of Ibrahim alayhis salam, sorry, Adam alayhis salam, Adam alayhis salam, he was told not to do one thing and that's the exact
thing he did. When I read about that and ponder over it. I just think of the mercy of Allah. Allah told us specifically not to do certain things. We end up doing these things. Allah says, Don't worry, don't worry, seek forgiveness. And don't do it again. And if you fall in it again, seek the same forgiveness and promise not to do it again. Allah says I will continue to forgive you because you've recognized you have a lord who can punish you or have mercy on you. I'm going to have mercy on you. Now Allah Allah, Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us Rama so this is a beautiful month I've spoken of some of its importance Can you see how it is a pillar of Islam it has indeed
value it has indeed greatness. It was the month where the Quran was revealed from the preserved tablet or a local my fault to the lowest heavens, and my brothers and sisters, we would be loses if we let the month of Ramadan pass by without earning forgiveness. You have your needs supplicate every night call out to Allah every day. And you know the time of Soho is also the time of the head you'd offer some units of prayer for the head and ask Allah to help ask his guidance. keep crying to Allah for your needs. Every single day. Allah loves it when you become a nag. Human beings don't like it. When you nag Someone, please do this, please do this, please do this. People will say keep
quiet. I heard you once it's okay. With a lot. It's the other way around. He loves the Elhaj. He loves it when you actually repeatedly ask him, he loves it. So just keep on asking him the same thing over and over and over again. He hears you the first time and always but it's your elevation of status and your acknowledgement of the greatness of Allah. That is of essence. So my brothers and sisters
make the most of this month Don't waste your time watching movies, and spending the nights going to the malls and you know the time sitting and chatting with food and different places. Spend some time in a bed especially now the last 10 nights amazing. We must make greater use of These Nights. And this is when we wouldn't be able to achieve the greatness of that month. Sorry that date. Allah says les little ugly Halo min alpha, the importance of the Night of Decree the night of other so Allah says that is a night that is better than 1000 months more than 84 years of worship. Imagine if you were to use the entire 10 nights in worship at least
Gain it once in your life. And this is why a decaf or to actually, you know,
remain in the masjid during the last 10 nights is Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and he's recommended it it's good for us to to attempt to do that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. I thank you all for listening and I pray that Allah forgive us. And I hope that this Ramadan will be absolutely remarkable and that this talk regarding the importance of Ramadan actually is understood by one and all and that it impacts upon myself and yourselves jacamo Luffy akula kolyada sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Bina Muhammad was Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh