Mufti Menk – The Balance of Ramadan

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of Islam's "willpower" and "willpower" in achieving spiritual goals. They explain that Islam has a plan to help people earn money and achieve success, and that the plan is designed to help people live in a more sustainable and rewarding life. The speaker also mentions the "willpower" of Islam and how it can lead to success.
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loves abstaining from that sin, it becomes an act of worship. abstention from prohibition is an act of worship. It pleases Allah subhanho wa taala. So if I were to stay away from adultery, from gambling, from smoking from drugs from various other sins, it would automatically be an act of worship and closeness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. And the further I engage in these items, the more distant I become, from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.

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So Allah made us and Allah knows that we will be living in environments that may not be Islamic, we will be living in an environment perhaps where sin will be so easy to commit, we will be living in an environment where perhaps it will not be so simple to come to the masjid unless you have a lot of willpower and a lot of Eman. Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that to abstain from haram will be a challenge. Allah knows that we will be living across the entire globe, Muslim lands, non Muslim lands and so on he knows that you and I will exist and are existing and he knows who is to come after us. So he has set a plan and that plan is in order to help us pull through in a way that we

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earn Jana May Allah grant us Jana, I mean, what is this beautiful plan? Part of it is to give us a gift known as Ramadan amazing. And this Ramadan is such that Wallah, he the timing of it is absolutely perfect, absolutely perfect. Imagine if throughout the globe, everyone had to have Ramadan at exactly the same time in the Gregorian year. Which means say for example, now we have June and July, throughout the life of an individual where you are living it's always in June and July, it won't be fair, because sometimes you will have a cold fast sometimes a fast in the heat, sometimes a long one sometimes a short one. The people in the UK are literally struggling at the

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moment achieving a greater reward for their dedication for fasting 18 to 20 hours right now but they will be smiling all the way when they're fast is only about six to eight hours, sometime 30 years down the line perhaps may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding look at how fair Allah is. Look at how balanced he is. So you will taste a long faster short fast one in summer one in winter, and it keeps on moving 10 days up every single year. That is the disparity between the lunar and the solar calendars. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us understand His justice.

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Similarly, can you imagine a Ramadan that happened to have been less than 30 days 29 days let's say Ramadan was one week just as we are rolling in and warming up, it's over. We would not achieve the proper spirituality Allah knows that you need one whole month out of the 12 months you need the entire month. Imagine if Ramadan was longer than a month perhaps we would lose focus because you know it climaxes round the end amazingly 2123 2527 And we are climax right at the top it's at the end of the massage it get even more packed. Do you agree? Subhanallah that's the power of Allah. But if we had two months, one wonders perhaps a month later people would start losing focus and one

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wonders whether that dedication to the Quran would actually be there amazing. You have 30 Jews of the Quran and you have 29 to 30 days of Ramadan Amazing how Allah has married all this matched it in such a beautiful way for us who are His worshipers?

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