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Ramadan 2021 – Verses of Hope and Healing #12 – Healing through Fasting
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2021 - Verses of Hope and Healing
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A Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While early he was happy as mine, my beloved brothers and sisters, hope and healing is achieved from fasting. So this is something amazing because in the month of Ramadan, Allah Almighty has prescribed upon us the fast and he says, Good eba Allah como se amo gamma katiba Ireland loving in me, Cabo de la la como, como en, fasting has been prescribed upon you just like it was upon those before you in order that you achieve taqwa. Now taqwa is like we've said before the correct relationship with Allah, to develop a barrier between you and the Wrath of Allah, the anger
of Allah, the negatives, anything that goes wrong. So if we want to create that barrier, we need to fulfill the instruction of Allah knowing that there will be peace in it, there will be tranquility in it. When the month of Ramadan enters automatically we feel a sense of healing. We have a spiritual healing, we feel a sense of consciousness, consciousness of our maker, and then consciousness of those around us who are needy, who don't have as much as we have. This is something that is amazing because Allah subhanho wa Taala, himself says that he has prescribed it upon us for this purpose. And if you look at the verses thereafter, that verse was 183 or so to Bukhara. But as
we look at the verses thereafter, 185 and even further, Allah tells us how he gives us hope. When we are unwell by making it easy for us by telling us You don't have to fast Subhanallah you're unwell. Now I have a problem because I need to fast but I'm not feeling well. Allah says no problem, we give you hope by telling you, it's okay. You don't need to fast right now because you're not well, or you're unable, incapable. So Allah says, from one
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as for the one who is unwell all who is on a journey, they can make it up on another day, some other times some panela when it's a little bit easier when you can when you're able once again. So this is the blessing of Allah, the healing we're talking about in fasting. Were supposed to be praying during the fast and we're supposed to be increasing our remembrance of Allah primarily by increasing the recitation of the Quran. And this month is known as shadow Ramadan, the month of Ramadan, shahara Ramadan and Lady
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It is the month of Ramadan in which the Quran was revealed, and that Koran is filled with healing. So definitely, this month will be packed with that which remedies the heart the soul even physically, we achieve healing. If you were to research, the healing through fasting, the intermittent fasting throughout the year and the month of Ramadan. Subhan Allah recently I went into the physical aspect of healing from fasting and it's just amazing. It's a topic on its own. And Subhan Allah, we get rid of the toxins, we get rid of so much of negativity from us, and we feel much better. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us healing through the fasting and May He give us
hope through His mercy at all times. So when Allah subhanho wa Taala after speaking about the one who is unwell, speaking about the one on a journey, and saying that the person can fast at another time, Allah makes mention of the prayer at night and the supplication
In fact, he didn't specify the night but you and I know that it's better to supplicate at night. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, what he does I like anybody on leave in the body. When my worship has asked you or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam about me, let them know I'm very near Subhana Allah, look at the healing in that verse. Allah is telling you, you're asking about me.
very near booj, Buddha, either Dan, I always respond to the call of the applicator whenever he supplicates. You call out to Allah, you're asking Allah something. He says, I'm very near, I heard you. And I have replied you, I've responded you, you may not know exactly how right now, but Allah hears you, there's never a time that he didn't hear you or that he is unaware, that itself is filled with so much of hope that Allah gives us through this beautiful or on where he is telling us in verse number 186, that when my slaves ask you about me, tell them that I'm very near, I respond to the supplication of the one calling out to me whenever he or she calls out to me. So therefore, keep
on asking me and believe in me so that you will be rightly guided Subhan Allah, Allah says, improve your faith in Allah, improve your conviction in Allah, when you call out to Allah, He knows what you're asking him, he knows whether it's better for you or not. Sometimes we desperately want something that's bad for us. And sometimes we don't know the right timing. So Allah says, we will give it to you at the right time. You don't worry. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us constantly, you do the calling, you call out to Allah, you be convinced that he's heard you and He will give you and be satisfied with the response that is going to come whatever comes in your
direction just yet. hamdulillah Oh, Allah, I thank you, I'm alive, I'm surviving. It's okay. I might be going through struggles, the struggles are better for me in the long term, perhaps even in the short term, there must be some goodness, because I've lost this and I've lost that in terms of worldly matters, but I haven't lost you, Oh Allah. In fact, the loss in worldly matters, heals our souls to the degree that spiritually we become closer to Allah than we ever were. So that itself has healing. We move on also to the verse of spending, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says in verse number 195, two very interesting things. What are the coffee sebelah II spend in the course of Allah
and the cause of Allah is broad, very, very broad. You spend on the poor, the needy you spend on whatever there might be a need for Allah creates a need. And if he wanted, he didn't need to create that. But he made it to give us an opportunity to shine. So you rise and shine Masha Allah because you want to give and fulfill that which Allah has placed on your shoulders and fill the gap that Allah created intentionally to test whether you're going to actually fill it or not. So you we fill it by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we give, it will protect our own cells, we will feel good, we feel appreciated by Allah, we feel thankful that Allah used us. So when I pledged to
give somewhere, Allah will give me and I will give that place or that person. And if I continue to give, Allah will continue to give me in that there is a lot of hope. And there is healing. Because the best charity is the one you give when you're fearing poverty. That's what the prophet Salam Salam says, the best charity you could ever give is when you blindly believe.
And when you know that Allah is going to give me therefore I'm giving. You don't give everything you have, and you don't not give but you strike a balance. And when you give, like I said, Your soul is strengthened, your spirit is strengthened, your belief is strengthened, everything is empowered, you feel good, your mind is at ease. So Allah says Allah to be ID, Camila taluka, immediately upon that Allah says, and do not throw yourselves into destruction with your own hands. Now there is a connection between the two parts of the first one is to spend and the other one is not to commit suicide or not to harm your own self. Number one is don't just give everything away. Number two is
Allah will empower you so that you feel good and you won't want to take your own life because now there is a meaning to your life. And you know that Allah wants me to worship Him alone, and to reach out to the other creatures whom he has created. That is something amazing that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us in terms of hope. And if it wasn't enough for us to have healed in the month of Ramadan, and healed through giving others and reaching out to the poor. Allah says, You know what, in the pilgrimage, there is healing Subhanallah you want to heal yourselves, you want to remedy yourself of the sins that you've committed in the past, and you want to cleanse yourself because
there was too much you must have done and you have a lot of baggage for example. One way out is to go for the pilgrimage. It will not only empower you, it will strengthen you and
will cleanse you. It gives you a lot of healing and a lot of hope. So inshallah we want to go through a little bit of what the pilgrimage has for us in terms of healing, but for now, I end off by saying a call loco leha or sallallahu wasallam wa Baraka ala nabina Muhammad wa known as xenos xeno Minato Nima, who was Shiva